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The Front Runner (2018)
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The Front Runner (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.
Style: psychological, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: scandal, politician, politics, senator, presidential campaign, affair, reputation, homosexual, society, rivalry, media, gender, united states of america, human
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about politics, state affairs, society, corruption, mentor, world politics and idealism mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Front Runner: Winnie Mandela (2011), Bobby (2006), Frost/Nixon (2008), Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019), Game Change (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Winnie Mandela (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Africa, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: ambition, society, state affairs, confined, politics, hopes, feminism, political unrest, isolation, pursuit, strong female presence, blind ambition ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
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Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, political unrest, anti war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
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Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, president, reporter, politics, loneliness, tv show, scandal, power struggle, lie, mind game, uncover truth, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, washington d.c., sydney australia, australia ...
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Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: politics, united kingdom, society, rivalry, danger, escapades, ambition, life philosophy, disorder, human, resentment, social media ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2016
Place: england
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, conservative, republican, republican party, american politics, state affairs, ambition, americana, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, pennsylvania, florida ...
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Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, thought provoking
Plot: journalism, media, political unrest, politics, workplace, society, realism, rivalry, crimes, danger, uncover truth, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, middle east
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political thriller, cover up, white house, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, introspection, terminal illness, political corruption, americana, injustice, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Duell der Br?der - Die Geschichte von Adidas und Puma (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two brothers start a sportswear company in the 1920s, hoping to make the best shoes in the world. Their relationship deteriorates until they become bitter rivals.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, based on true events
Plot: shoes, brother brother relationship, rivalry, businessman, world war two, rise to the top, branding, friendship, family relations, disagreement, society, brother ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
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 ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, society, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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64%
Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: financial crisis, wall street, bankruptcy, politics, moral dilemma, society, social problems, state affairs, race against time, senator, corporate world, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, california, middle east
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59%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, unlikely friendships, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., london, usa, europe, england ...
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Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, political comedy, political ...
Plot: politics, stripper, opposites attract, forbidden love, civil rights, governor, romance, love and romance, couples, campaign, injustice, media ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, politician, deception, muslim, law enforcement, state affairs, political intrigue, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1980, 90s
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, texas, pakistan ...
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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., soviet union ...
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A Prominent Patient (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man with no nation. In America he tries to forget the personal and political betrayal he and his ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: czech history, politician, diplomat, politics, diplomacy, nazi germany, psychiatrist, european history, life is a bitch, british man, abroad, czech german relations ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, year 1937, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: prague, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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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
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, intrigue, rivalry, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, italy, new york, japan ...
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, life is a bitch, society, legal action, fighting the system, prison life, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
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The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, assassination attempt, white house, political conspiracy, americana, assassination, road not taken, political corruption, deadly, head of state, dishonesty, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, based on true events
Plot: politics, prison, political prisoner, military dictatorship, released from prison, violence, society, rivalry, chess, latin american history, letter writing, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, 80s
Place: uruguay, south america, latin america
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Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, campaign, murder, election, union, state affairs, workplace, society, against humanity, fighting the system, politics, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, politics, murder, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, phoenix arizona ...
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, americana, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, society, state affairs, ambition, hopes, rise to the top, head of state, leadership, terminal illness, introspection, strong female presence, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1960s, 30s ...
Place: israel, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, middle east, palestine ...
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, legal, injustice, politics, life is a bitch, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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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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Life (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: magazine, actor's life, showbiz, friendship, celebrity, celebrity culture, buddy, hollywood, movie star, photographer, actor, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: usa
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal family, head of state, british royal family, queen of england, paparazzi, politics, death, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
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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, social experiment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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De Gaulle (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exodus.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: french history, husband wife relationship, world war two, telephone conversation, mentally challenged, politician, politics, political unrest, political leader, world politics, reading a letter, playing piano ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, london
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