Movies like Emperor 2020

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Emperor (2020)
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Emperor (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. Based on the life story of Shields Green.
Plot: american civil war, slavery, snake, bounty hunter, swamp, love, horse, fight, money, forest, assassin, food, death, gambling, criminal, slave, family relations, battles, running, church, gun, bank robber, sleeping, singing, african american ...
Place: new york, maryland

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Most similar movies to Emperor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and based on true events films with plots about husband wife relationship, storytelling, father son relationship, death, drinking, violence and rifle mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Emperor: Harriet (2019), The Better Angels (2014), Burden (2018), Bless Me, Ultima (2012), Robert the Bruce (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harriet (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves from the South after escaping from slavery herself in 1849.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, enigmatic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: slavery, american civil war, resistance fighter, female protagonist, black woman, african american, freedom, fear, belief in god, song, beating, bound and gagged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, south carolina, maryland, pennsylvania, baltimore ...
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The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, husband wife relationship, poverty, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, stepmother stepson relationship, abraham lincoln, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, year 1865
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary writer Ambrose Bierce was known to be brilliant, cantankerous and romantic in all his life's passions, and was revered as one of the top storytellers of the late 19th Century. In 1890, he presented his recently published collection of ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, melancholic, surprise ending
Plot: civil war, soldier, military, husband wife relationship, spy, combat, battles, battlefield, american civil war, chase, politician, storytelling ...
Time: 1890s
Place: san francisco, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Burden (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Burden, an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan, attempts to break away when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for a better life together. When the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, a black congregation led by the benevolent, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: ku klux klan, hate, love, racism, reverend, vengeance, african american, prejudice, white supremacist, police, forgiveness, telephone ...
Time: year 2017, year 1996
Place: pearl harbor, africa, south carolina
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44%
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Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching
Plot: friendship, village, healer, war, youth, introspection, human nature, village life, elderly, social relations, good versus evil, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Robert the Bruce (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1306, Scottish King Robert the Bruce turns a defeated outlaw when his country is invaded. But before to free his sacred land, he must manage to regain his will to fight back and survive the persecution of those who want take his head and the ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: king, family secret, mother son relationship, freedom, betrayal, treason, deception, sword fight, nobility, saving a life, dream, rebellion ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, england
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41%
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: violence, black panther party, assassination, murder, civil rights, betrayal by friend, street life, fbi agent, freedom, informant, justice, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: meditative, suspense, inspirational, exciting, factual ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, explorer, tribe, lost city, journey, jungle, world war one, conquistador, obsession, courage, survival ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 1950s, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, brazil ...
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37%
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Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, homeless, marriage, kindness, husband wife relationship, forgiveness, adultery, family relations, infidelity, homelessness, art dealer, problem solving ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, battle, war, prejudice, hopes, human spirit, glory, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, rough, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, confederate soldier, battles, confederate army, military, war hero, military life, social relations, couple relations, rivalry, heroes, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, 1860s
Place: west virginia, maine, virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Free State of Jones (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his ...
Style: factual, captivating, intense, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, rebellion, justice, wartime, revolution, courage, period piece, vengeance, society, escapades, u.s. civil war ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 60s, 1960s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 28K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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Resistance (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Plot: french resistance, world war two, love, french, secret, archive footage, occupied france, escape, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, bravery, murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1939, year 1943, year 1938 ...
Place: europe, switzerland, munich germany, berlin germany, alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: rough, psychological, sincere, suspense, based on true events ...
Plot: interracial friendship, human spirit, civil rights, interracial relations, activism, aggression, court, danger, segregation, racism, ku klux klan, human rights ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 2005, year 1971
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: inventor, electricity, science and technology, genius, invention, technology, science, discovery, rivalry, machine, historical character, professor ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s
Place: pittsburgh, north dakota, new orleans, washington d.c., coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, non-linear
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, apology, delusion, school, promise, journalist, family conflict, social criticism, grudge ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, utah, lower east side manhattan new york city, west virginia
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30%
Killing Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, usa president, deadly, head of state, obsession, americana, hitman, conspiracy, murder, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa, philadelphia, cleveland ohio, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, battles, family relations, crimes, introspection, self discovery, deadly, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
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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, british royal family, head of state, queen of england, queen elizabeth ii, paparazzi, politics, death, pride and honor, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
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LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Style: political, suspense, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, husband wife relationship, vice president, civil rights, assassination, u.s. congress, president, society, usa president, elevator, cigarette smoking ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1865, year 1963 ...
Place: washington d.c., georgia, west virginia, dallas texas, wyoming ...
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A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, recluse, heaven, lesbian subtext, ecstasy, irony, friend, singer, envy, mirror, courage, dead soldier ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, political, serious, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, interracial relations, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, boston, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: arson, unemployment, murder, hostage, uncover truth, small town, sexual abuse, plague, violence spree, down on your luck, small town life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1890s, 1880s, 1990s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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476 A.D. Chapter One: The Last Light of Aries (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Croatia, USA, Italy
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After General Flavius Aetius frees the Roman Empire from the clutches of Attila the Hun, Rome is once again secure. However, this assurance is short-lived, as Attila is no longer a threat, it only brings the Germanic tribes to once again unite ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: ancient rome, family relations, husband wife relationship, love, violence, murder, friendship, roman soldier, murder of father, afterlife, antiquity, fatherhood ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Men Go to Battle (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kentucky, 1861. Francis and Henry Mellon depend on each other to keep their unkempt estate afloat as winter encroaches. After Francis takes a casual fight too far, Henry ventures off in the night, leaving each of them to struggle through the wartime ...
Plot: illness, mule, department store, deserter, shooting, axe, letter, cousin cousin relationship, historical event, accidental shooting, snoring, church ...
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, ambiguous ending, tense, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: war criminal, mossad, chase, manhunt, nazi hunter, nazi, runaway, ss, secret agents, jewish, mission, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, year 1954, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, austria, buenos aires argentina, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: french, prostitute, lifestyle, life is a bitch, rape, prison, period piece, heresy, spanish inquisition, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.0
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Tesla (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of the Promethean struggles of Nikola Tesla, as he attempts to transcend entrenched technology—including his own previous work—by pioneering a system of wireless energy that would change the world.
Style: clever, factual, intellectual, serious, stylized
Plot: inventor, electricity, genius, progress, scientific experiment, rivalry, storytelling, inventions and discoveries, science, invention, discovery, 12 year old ...
Time: 19th century, future, year 1943
Place: chicago illinois, new york, colorado, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, biblical, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, christianity, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%