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Trotsky (2017)
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Trotsky (2017)
Original name: Троцкий
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the true face of Comrade Trotsky.
Style: based on true events, rough, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful, disturbing, tragic ending, thought provoking, intellectual
Plot: crimes, rivalry, violence, death, chase, danger, storytelling, russian civil war, murder, josef stalin, red army, hitman, lenin, communism, assassination, uniform, military uniform, bolshevik
Time: 30s, 19th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: ussr

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Vasiliy Stalin (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine
Duration: 53 min.
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Story: General lieutenant at 26, a womanizer and a booze-hound, Vasily Stalin has always lived a life too scandalous for the Soviet Union and yet too insignificant to ever escape the shadow of his larger-then-life father. The dictator's sudden death ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, disturbing, exciting, melancholic
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Time: 1940s, year 1945
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The Bonfire of Destiny (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayal, deception, and romantic turmoil. Inspired by real events.
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King Of Duval County (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: The Black Family a once powerful respected family has lost power in the city of Jacksonville.11 years has past and now the city is controlled by 4 family's.Young Antonio must return to the city and reclaim the Black family's respect and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, enigmatic, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, crimes, vengeance, danger, dishonesty, murder, organized crime, revenge, betrayal, death, violence, friendship ...
Place: usa
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Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, media, deadly, dishonesty, rise to the top, politics, crimes, ambition, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, murder ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
Place: louisiana, usa
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, serious, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
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Brecht (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: adolescent provocations in Augsburg during the First World War, early poetic and amorous flights of fancy in ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, humorous ...
Plot: nazism, world war one, portrait of an artist, playwright, poet, leftist, german culture, nazi, german, literature, poem, life ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany
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The Humorist (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Style: bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: new mexico
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The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, exciting ...
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Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
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Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
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Of Kings and Prophets (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: An epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of the battle-weary King Saul, the resentful prophet Samuel and the resourceful young shepherd David—all on a collision course with destiny that will change the world. ...
Style: biblical, rough, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bible, greed, society, ambition, obsession, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, brutality, betrayal, violence, danger ...
Time: ancient world
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Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms is a six-part Australian drama miniseries, screened on Network Ten on 15 May 2012. Bikie Wars is based on the book Brothers in Arms by Lindsay Simpson and Sandra Harvey. The screenplay was written by Greg Haddrick, Roger ...
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
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Place: australia
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Style: stylized, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
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The Inner Circle (1991)
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Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 50s ...
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Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988 ...
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The Viking War (2019)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingrid and her siblings are on the run from the Beserkers who have begun invading the villages, taking over, savagely using the residents on a game where they vs a Beserker, and if they win, they get to survive - only, no one ever wins. The siblings ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, controversial, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 80 min.
TV show
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Style: disturbing, tense, exciting, sincere
Plot: joseon dynasty, warlord, murder, power struggle, friendship, rivalry, society, danger, culture clash, destiny, king, life is a bitch ...
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Genre: Drama, History
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TV show
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Style: based on true events, rough, suspense, disturbing
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Place: usa
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The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
TV show
Story: The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1987 two-part TV miniseries made by Orion Pictures Corporation and distributed by National Broadcasting Company (NBC), is a dramatization of the story of Leo Frank, a factory manager charged and convicted with murdering ...
Style: bleak, tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
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Style: captivating, rough, realistic, surprise ending, epic ...
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
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Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
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Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense, rough ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
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Style: disturbing, based on true events, thought provoking, suspenseful, exciting ...
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28%
Small Sacrifices (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 205 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the best-selling true crime book by Ann Rule, the film is about Diane Downs and the attempted murder of her three children.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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In Cold Blood (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, psychologically penetrating nonfiction novel. While in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
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The Great Train Robbery (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Two-part BBC drama portraying The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963. The first part shows it from the point of view of the robbers, and the second part from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fight for Moscow (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Vietnam
Duration: 358 min.
TV show
Story: A historic movie telling the story about a battle of Moscow during WWII.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, nazi, josef stalin, military, heroism, battles, battle, life & death, heroes, bravery, human spirit, reconnaissance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, berlin germany, moscow russia
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