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Castles in the Sky (2014)
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Castles in the Sky (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the mid-1930s and the storm clouds of WWII were forming in Germany. This films charts the work of Robert Watson Watt - the pioneer of Radar - and his hand-picked team of eccentric yet brilliant meteorologists as they struggle to turn the concept of Radar into a workable reality. Hamstrung by a tiny budget, seemingly insurmountable technical problems and even a spy in the camp, Watson Watt also has to deal with marital problems as he chases his dream. By 1939, Watson Watt and his team have developed the world's first Radar system along the south east coast of England. A system that, in 1940, proved pivotal in winning the Battle of Britain.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative, stylized
Plot: couple relations, inventions and discoveries, couples, workplace, world war two, scientist, winston churchill, radar
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films with plots about world war two, couple relations, couples, war, politics, state affairs and society mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Castles in the Sky: The Gathering Storm (2002), Burton and Taylor (2013), Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973), Enid (2009), Into the Storm (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, winston churchill, politics, world war two, state affairs, war, head of state, couple relations, rise to the top, society, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, germany, europe, united kingdom
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Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, hollywood, love, showbiz, love affair, love and romance, lifestyle, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
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Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of Tommy Cooper
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: ambition, performer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, love triangle, infidelity, workplace romance, alcohol abuse
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating
Plot: society, politics, state affairs, dealing with death, hopes, couples, world war two, strong female presence, head of state, folk hero, couple relations, human spirit ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.
Style: captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, megalomaniac, bunker, suicide, military, society, losing-it hero, confined, state affairs, downfall, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, rise to the top, relationship vs career, nanny, family problems, couples, writer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe
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Into the Storm (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This powerful follow-up to “The Gathering Storm” follows Churchill from 1940 to 1945 as he guided his beleaguered nation through the crucible of the war years--even as his marriage was encountering its own struggles.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, prime minister, diplomacy, leadership, state affairs, politics, head of state, negotiation, war, political leader, defeat ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: england, europe
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Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, breaking the fourth wall, controversy, insanity, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: moral dilemma, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, friendship, wartime life, society, state affairs, politics, nuclear threat, super weapon, scientist, physics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, scientist, military base, laboratory, ambition, inventions and discoveries, military, race against time, power relations, relationship vs career, workplace ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Margot (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, war, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, friends, couples, best friends, wartime life, motorcycle with a sidecar, female nudity, bathtub ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, against humanity, war, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Breaking the Code (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, mathematics, code breaking, war, state affairs, gays and lesbians, obsessive quest, anti heroes, gender, mind game, prodigy, anti hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the Spring of 1943 and the Battle for the Atlantic rages as an Axis victory seems inevitable. The women of Vic Mu – Gladys, Lorna, Kate, Betty and Vera – band together in a tight bond of support and friendship.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: factory, espionage, heroic mission, fall in love, couple relations, workplace situations, parents and children, family relations, undercover, workplace, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, Brazil, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain’s early Golden Age of Theatre in the 16th Century. Lope returns home from war and enters the theatre world when a producer’s beautiful daughter takes a ...
Style: serious, captivating, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: love and romance, love triangle, lifestyle, love affair, writer's life, artists and showbiz, womanizer, employer employee relationship, playwright, sex scene, scandal, couples ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, ego clash, moral dilemma, soldier, military, scientific research, physicist, scientist, death, u.s. military, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: czar, royal family, russian revolution, russian history, politics, rise and fall, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, rebelliousness, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 90s, edwardian era
Place: russia, siberia, crimea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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United Passions (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An epic, untold story that brings to life the inspiring saga of the World Cup and the three determined men who created it. Driven by their vision and passion, three men, overcame their doubts and fought obstacles and scandals to make the World Cup a ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, propaganda film
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, contests and competitions, sport, world cup, soccer, dishonesty, workplace intrigue, workplace, leader, leadership, sponsor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1900s, 70s, 1920s ...
Place: europe
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, love and romance, society, elderly, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s ...
Place: london, england, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, head of state, state affairs, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, danger, ambition, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, moral dilemma, military, soldier, bomb, resistance, chemistry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, genius, inventor, ambition, code breaking, code, mathematician, social misfits, invention, male homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain, london ...
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Exhibition (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: couples, introspection, unfulfillment, estrangement, under the surface, couple relations, cold relationship, indoor, performer's life, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, couple relations, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, power relations, social relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor, social differences, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
Style: tense, emotional, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, family in danger, dishonesty, love and romance, infidelity, confined, couple relations, against humanity, couples, isolation, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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39%
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 1547, King Henry VIII's life has taken a turn for the worse and he is forced to look back over his life and the many loves which had brought him his three children, only one of which was the desired male heir to secure the Tudor dynasty.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: british royal family, tudors, intrigue, dishonesty, head of state, love and romance, state affairs, society, religions or cults, couples, palaces castles and temples, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
To Kill a King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A recounting of the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, rebelliousness, society, political unrest, revolution, intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, torture, battlefield, political intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Anton Chekhov 1890 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Summer 1890. In order to make some money to feed his family, Anton Chekhov, modest physician, wrote short stories for newspapers to sign Antosha Tchékhonté. Important characters, writer and editor, just make him aware of his talent. His situation ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: literature, writer's life, tuberculosis, couple relations, obsession, life is a bitch, infidelity, convict, family relations, writers, siblings relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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