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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: serious, intense, suspense, depressing, suspenseful, bleak, factual, sad, realistic, emotional
Plot: female spy, suffering, atomic bomb, world war two, interrogation, propaganda, woman, interrogation room, war crime, kgb, betrayal, escapades, oppression, politics, moral ambiguity, cold war, mother son relationship, british secret service, co worker co worker relationship, older man younger woman relationship, prison, spy, warship, traitor, cinema ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 2000s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1946, year 1938 ...
Place: soviet union, montreal

Most similar movies to Red Joan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and dramatic films with plots about world war two, politics, state affairs, betrayal, brutality, mentor and destiny mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Red Joan: Fat Man and Little Boy (1989), The Inner Circle (1991), Conspiracy (2001), Mrs Brown (1997), Schindler's List (1993). 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: serious, realistic, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, nuclear bomb, military, scientific research, physicist, scientist, top secret, death, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, thought provoking, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, politics, kgb, political unrest, injustice, state affairs, head of state, dictatorship, stalinism, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.7
 18K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, conspiracy, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, wartime life, human spirit, state affairs, world war two, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.2
 13K
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, queen victoria, politics, queen, widow, romance, state affairs, assassination attempt, platonic, unlikely friendships, royalty, relationships ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, rescue, against humanity, ghetto, jewish, anti semitism, wartime, nazi, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, talky, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: winston churchill, world war two, politics, british history, head of state, war, state affairs, couple relations, society, rise to the top, fascism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: england, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 3K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: espionage, world war two, top secret, government agency, secret hideout, undercover, double agent, secret service, german, secret agents, intrigue, secret place ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, new york, new mexico, holland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 3K
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: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, prison life, concentration camp, wartime life, life is a bitch, rebellion, politics, war, love affair, couple relations, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.8
 18K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia, USA
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 ...
Plot: tv reporter, politics, political scandal, presidential election, american politics, election, ends with biographical notes, fired from the job, husband wife relationship, justice, twists & turns, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 4K
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, ambition, ruler, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, the philippines, korea, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 5K
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, escape, political unrest, propaganda, immigration, emigrant, survival, josef stalin, brutality, communism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: world war two, winston churchill, prime minister, negotiation, leadership, state affairs, head of state, politics, war, political leader, diplomacy, defeat ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1940
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic
Plot: war crime, world war two, war, sexual relations, sexual abuse, injustice, political unrest, strong sexual content, soldier, couples, danger, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
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, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ashes in the Snow (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Lina Vilkas who is deported to Siberia amid Stalin's reign of terror in the Baltic region during WWII. An aspiring artist, she secretly documents her harrowing journey with her drawings.
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, suspense
Plot: survival, violent man, hopes, saving a life, hostage, teenage girl, rescue, world war two, beating, destiny, military camp, murder ...
Time: year 1941
Place: siberia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: communism, emperor, suicide attempt, world war two, arranged marriage, teacher, childhood, divorce, interrogation, confession, arson, empress ...
Time: 1910s, 50s, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 6K
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: serious, realistic, sincere, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, betrayal, romance, politics, conspiracy, rise and fall, strong female presence, ambition, heroes, head of state, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 7K
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, realistic, touching, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, rich and poor, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, actor's life, showbiz, female protagonist, rise to the top, life is a bitch, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.
Style: serious, epic, sincere, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: poet, world war two, friendship, love and romance, bet, hopes, poverty, follow your dream, teachers and students, lifestyle, competition, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 10K
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, blacks and whites, social problems, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, poland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 890
Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: disturbing, serious, epic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, political unrest, secret agents, haunted by the past, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, unsuccessful, state affairs, undercover, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 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: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: death sentence, executioner, hanging, politics, introspection, punishment, war crime, criminal, execution, capital punishment, post war, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 8.0
 215K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: human spirit, leadership, freedom, protest, muslim, idealism, religious intolerance, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: india, england, europe, asia, new delhi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 9K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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 triangle, couple relations, love and romance, human spirit, royal family ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, family relations, battle zone, heroic mission, soldier, political unrest, military life, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939, 1940s
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: head of state, state affairs, dealing with death, couple relations, hopes, human spirit, society, strong female presence, heroic mission, couples, folk hero, world war two ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, love triangle, older man younger woman relationship, painter, infidelity, physical abuse, mistress, couple relations, artist, love affair, love and romance, world war two ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, poland, france, europe, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 359
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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, fight for supremacy, against humanity, life is a bitch, state affairs, nuclear threat, moral dilemma, intrigue, nuclear holocaust, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, england, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 10K
The Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Thailand
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: touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: election, military dictatorship, resistance, leadership, human spirit, tragic love, democrat, politics, idealism, peaceful mission, social activist, selflessness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1940s, 1990s, year 1947 ...
Place: burma, asia, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%