Movies like Havel

If you like "Havel" you are looking for based on true events movies about / with writers, politics, repression, politician, communism, husband wife relationship and european history themes of Biography, Drama and History genre shot in Czech Republic.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Havel (2020)
Havel (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It's the summer of '68 and the young Czech playwright Vaclav Havel is enjoying the heady atmosphere of new- found freedom as the iron grip of Soviet repression gradually loosens throughout Central Europe. In Havel's Prague, politics are as exciting as theatre, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Havel, though, is a comfortable and acclaimed playwright, and he's determined to avoid conflict that might upset his world. He resists confrontation with the political authorities - led by the celebrated politician Alexander Dubcek - and he tries to carry out his romantic escapades without undermining his marriage to his beloved Olga. Havel's fling with freedom comes to an abrupt and violent end when Soviet Russia invades Czechoslovakia. When Havel refuses to sign a regime-sponsored document approving of the Russian occupation, the government removes him from his theater and from his prestigious position at the pinnacle of Czech cultural life. The now-banned author retreats from the limelight to his...
Style: based on true events
Plot: writers, politics, repression, politician, communism, husband wife relationship, european history, activist, playwright, political activist, political activism, czech history, activism
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: central europe

Movie in categories

writers movies
politics movies
communism movies
80s movies
70s movies

Most similar movies to Havel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out based on true events, captivating, realistic and thought provoking films with plots about politics, husband wife relationship, politician, society, state affairs, czech history and european history mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Havel: Monstrum (2017), A Prominent Patient (2016), Milada (2017), Charlatan (2020), The Front Runner (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Monstrum (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.
Plot: retro, josef stalin, sculptor, statue, monument, communism, moral dilemma, suicide, czech history, husband wife relationship, european history, memorial ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, trial, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, lawyer, strong female lead, female protagonist, european history, courtroom, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
Charlatan (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Plot: czech history, healer, arrested, gay protagonist, communism, diagnosis, closeted gay, gay, closeted homosexual
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
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 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, sentimental
Plot: scandal, politician, senator, politics, presidential campaign, affair, reputation, homosexual, society, rivalry, media, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
May the Lord Be with Us (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Defenestration of Prague, which took place on May 23, 1618, was the decisive historical moment that unleashed the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) between several Catholic and Protestant states and changed the course of European history forever.
Plot: catholicism, historical event, czech history, european history, nobleman, politician, defenestration, aristocrat, politics
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
A Vote for the King of the Romans (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: Czech Television's epic historical film draws on the breathtaking dramatic life of the great of Czech history, King Charles IV.
Plot: king, knight, czech, father son relationship, european history, aristocrat, election, czech history, monarch
Time: 14th century
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
Medieval (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
Style: based on true events
Plot: czech history, european history, commander
Time: 14th century, 15th century
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Man with the Carnation (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Greece
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed.
Plot: post civil war, communist party, military officer, anti communist, communism, prime minister, political prisoner, politics, political intrigue, political oppression, political persecution, political activism
⇓ similarity ⇓
Dovlatov (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia, Poland, Serbia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Dovlatov charts six days in the life of brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid limits of 70s Soviet Russia. Sergei Dovlatov fought to preserve his own talent and decency with poet and writer Joseph Brodsky while watching his artist ...
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, visually appealing, social realism, based on true events
Plot: writers, writer's life, politics, freedom, friends, society, life is a bitch, introspection, loneliness, book, drinking, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: The first U.S. president (Barry Bostwick) and his wife (Patty Duke) endure two terms of turmoil from 1789 to 1797.
Plot: banking, farming, george washington, industry, american history, politician, diplomacy, democracy, husband wife relationship, u.s. president, politics
Time: 1790s, 1780s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
Concert at the End of Summer (1980)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A docudrama about four weeks in the life of famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. The drama - filled with many of Dvorak's compositions - begins when the composer suddenly decides to cut a concert in London and return home. While on the train, ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, european history, musician, composer, czech history
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: racism, friendship, civil rights, police brutality, newspaper editor, apartheid, journalist, interracial relations, politics, idealism, journalism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
Trudeau (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 208 min.
Story: This docu-drama spans fifteen turbulent years in the political and personal life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, one of the most enigmatic and polarizing Prime Ministers in Canadian history. The film explores the many facets of his character and his ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, hostage, terrorism, politician, ethnic conflict, prime minister, canadian, independence movement
Time: 1960s, 70s, 80s, 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
RFK (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.
Plot: politics, u.s. president, rivalry, politician
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: los angeles, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, exciting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: writers, third reich, literature, husband wife relationship, writing a book, exile, ex husband ex wife relationship, male protagonist, jewish, female director, death, suicide ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1941, 1930s, year 1936
Place: brazil, buenos aires argentina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.
Style: based on true events, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: fbi, scandal, cover-up, politics, white house, husband wife relationship, whistleblower, secret, marriage, baby, lie, congressional hearing ...
Time: year 1974, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Color of Freedom (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, friendship, self discovery, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, politics, classmate, childhood, poverty, demonstration, historical event, communism, social differences, youth, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, society, alzheimer's disease, feminism, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
Movie in collections
My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film focuses on the little-known love affair of the terrorist Fanny Kaplan with the brother of Vladimir Lenin, Dmitriy Ilyich Ulyanov, and questions whether she really tried to assassinate Lenin in 1918.
Plot: lenin, revolution, prison, politics, communism, family history
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The young Maria Theresia sees her life clearly in front of her: she will marry Franz Stephan of Lorraine and start a family of many with him. Even if Franz Stephan is not quite sure of his luck and her father, Emperor Charles VI, and his powerful ...
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, based on true events, visually appealing
Plot: female protagonist, strong female lead, female politician, motherhood, political leader, high society, czech history, aristocrat, noblewoman, european history, strong female character, empress ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
All Is True (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, touching, based on true events
Plot: british history, father daughter relationship, historical figure, family secrets, family secret, fictional biography, united kingdom, playwright, retirement, husband wife relationship, church, shakespeare ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
Salvador (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The story of Salvador Puig Antich, one of the last political prisoners to be executed under Franco's Fascist State in 1974.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: anarchist, against humanity, legal investigation, politics, legal, rebellion, missing person, fighting the system, revolution, dictatorship, robbery, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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
⇓ similarity ⇓