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Red Joan (2018)
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Red Joan (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
Style: intense, suspense, suspenseful, factual, realistic, depressing, bleak, sad, emotional, serious
Plot: female spy, atomic bomb, woman, world war two, interrogation, suffering, oppression, propaganda, interrogation room, war crime, kgb, escapades, politics, moral ambiguity, older man younger woman relationship, betrayal, cold war, mother son relationship, co worker co worker relationship, british secret service, prison, spy, sex scene, warship, female friendship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 2000s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1946, year 1938 ...
Place: soviet union, montreal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and captivating films with plots about world war two, politics, death, brutality, mentor, runaway and destiny mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Red Joan: Fat Man and Little Boy (1989), The Inner Circle (1991), Mrs Brown (1997), Schindler's List (1993), Restless (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, physicist, top secret, scientific research, scientist, death, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
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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: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, stalinism, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
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Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, politics, queen victoria, widow, queen, romance, state affairs, platonic, assassination attempt, unlikely friendships, royalty, relationships ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, 1860s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, rescue, anti semitism, nazi, wartime, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Restless (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: espionage, world war two, secret service, top secret, double agent, secret hideout, undercover, government agency, german, secret place, haunted by the past, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, holland, new york, london, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: winston churchill, politics, british history, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, the philippines, korea, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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East/West (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, love and romance, iron curtain, josef stalin, escape, political unrest, propaganda, emigrant, immigration, gulag, survival, brutality ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: ussr, russia, france, europe, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, society, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
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Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, betrayal, romance, politics, conspiracy, heroes, dishonesty, rise and fall, head of state, unfulfillment, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, social problems, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: war crime, world war two, war, rape, sexual abuse, political unrest, soldier, strong sexual content, injustice, state affairs, military, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following in his father's footsteps, Albert Pierrepoint becomes one of Britain's most prolific executioners, hiding his identity as a grocery deliveryman. But when his ambition to be the best inadvertently exposes his gruesome secret, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: executioner, death sentence, hanging, politics, introspection, punishment, criminal, war crime, execution, capital punishment, obsessive quest, post war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 1940s, 50s
Place: england, europe, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, nazis, concentration camp, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, non-linear, serious, realistic ...
Plot: emperor, suicide attempt, communism, world war two, arranged marriage, childhood, teacher, breast feeding, divorce, empress, arson, confession ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 1910s ...
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Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love and romance, couple relations, human spirit, love triangle, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, world war two, brothel, sino japanese war, rape, forced prostitution, prostitution, life is a bitch, suffering, student, japanese occupation of china ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century, 30s
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Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, factual, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
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Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, factual, twists and turns, intense ...
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Time: 2000s, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film is about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (Yeoh) who spent more than a decade under house arrest. David Thewlis portrays Suu Kyi's husband, Dr. Michael Aris. Rebecca Frayn began working on the project after she and her husband, producer ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: election, military dictatorship, militant, resistance, human spirit, leadership, politics, selflessness, peaceful mission, social activist, democrat, tragic love ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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Story: The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, painter, infidelity, mistress, physical abuse, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, world war two ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1940
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
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Style: emotional, realistic, uplifting, serious, factual ...
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Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Style: serious, sincere, touching, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: poet, friendship, world war two, love and romance, bet, hopes, lifestyle, follow your dream, teachers and students, poverty, poetry, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Railway Man (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: captivating, intense, emotional, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, revenge, introspection, captivity, track down, autobiography, post traumatic stress disorder ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, drinking alcohol, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, romance, love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: captivating, touching, suspense, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: nazism, love triangle, ambition, selfishness, mistress, intrigue, husband wife relationship, actress, filmmaking, railway station, contemplating suicide, bathing ...
Time: year 2000, year 1938, year 1946, year 1937, year 1945 ...
Place: switzerland, czech republic, czechoslovakia, austria, germany ...
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