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The Dig (2021)
 7.1
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The Dig (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain's past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, inspirational, feminist film
Plot: archaeologist, world war two, archeological dig, archaeology, discovery, excavation, war, family, mystery, family secret, uncover truth, world war one, guilty pleasure, interwar period, plane crash, corpse, class differences, widow, single parent, life, female nudity, swimming, house, rain, young girl ...
Time: future, 1930s, year 1939

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and thought provoking films with plots about husband wife relationship, world war two, politics, catastrophe, mentor, world war one and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Dig: Woman in Gold (2015), My Name is Sara (2019), Schindler's List (1993), Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, intense, sincere ...
Plot: art, holocaust, lawyer, art theft, nazi, injustice, courtroom drama, justice, legal action, jewish, world war two, legal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, los angeles, vienna, germany, poland ...
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My Name is Sara (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The true life-story of Sara Góralnik, a 13 year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September of 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara steals her Christian best friend’s identity and finds refuge ...
Style: suspense, realistic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish girl, stolen identity, jewish family, small village, child protagonist, wartime, life is a bitch, teenage life, fake identity, jewess ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: ukraine
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100%
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: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, violence, against humanity, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zamperini returns to California where he wound up marrying Cynthia Applewhite while wrestling with untreated PTSD, suffering constant nightmares, angry, bitter and deeply depressed, his wife convinces Zamperini to attend the 1949 Billy Graham ...
Style: uplifting, tense, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: faith, post traumatic stress disorder, christian, life is a bitch, survival, self discovery, against the odds, redemption, athlete's life, soldier, torture, war ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Style: factual, rough, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, zoo, world war two, hiding place, marriage, jewish, women, zookeeper, nazi occupied poland, husband wife relationship, world war one ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: warsaw poland, poland, central europe
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49%
The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, uplifting, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: british royal family, world war two, british history, stuttering, royal family, disability, unlikely friendships, historical character, king of england, politics, husband wife relationship, british monarchy ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, london, europe, buckingham palace ...
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44%
The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China, Italy, UK, 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, political, visually appealing, emotional, breathtaking ...
Plot: childhood, world war two, chinese history, royalty, revolution, prison, drug addiction, emperor, interrogation, empress, eunuch, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan
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43%
 7.4
 203K
Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, suspense, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war two, british history, prime minister, politics, winston churchill, leadership, british empire, decision, choice, british prime minister, british politics, leader ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
Place: england, united kingdom, dunkirk, britain, london ...
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43%
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The Invisible Woman (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1857, at the height of his fame and fortune, novelist and social critic Charles Dickens meets and falls in love with teenage stage actress Nelly Ternan. As she becomes the focus of his heart and mind, as well as his muse, painful secrecy is the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: charles dickens, love affair, writer's life, older man younger woman relationship, forbidden love, marital discord, celebrity, secret, scandal, introspection, father son relationship, actress ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 43K
Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, political ...
Plot: women, feminism, feminist, fighting the system, sexual harassment, girl power, adoption, rebelliousness, politics, prejudice, sexism, activism ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, victorian era, year 1912, 19th century ...
Place: london, england, ireland, israel, europe ...
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41%
 7.5
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Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, talky, intense, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, manipulation, cheating, lawyer, advertising, investigation, greed, tv show, moral dilemma, television, contests and competitions, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston, washington d.c.
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 6.9
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The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: sexy, romantic, dramatic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, duchess, love affair, aristocracy, infidelity, duke, adultery, marriage, royalty, high society, romance, marital rape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Einstein and Eddington (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A look at the evolution of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to understand his ideas.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, scientist, science, workaholic, workplace situations, workplace, wartime life, astronomer, university, campus, physicist, historical character ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Mexico, UK, France, Belgium, Iceland, Ireland, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, inspirational, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: professor, mental patient, direction and purpose, friendship, shared dream, society, art, crimes, mental health, psychology, winston churchill, insanity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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37%
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, sincere, serious, realistic, political ...
Plot: world war two, british history, politics, winston churchill, war, state affairs, head of state, society, rise to the top, couple relations, husband wife relationship, leadership ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: england, europe, germany, united kingdom
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37%
Castles in the Sky (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the mid-1930s and the storm clouds of WWII were forming in Germany. This films charts the work of Robert Watson Watt - the pioneer of Radar - and his hand-picked team of eccentric yet brilliant meteorologists as they struggle to turn the ...
Style: serious, captivating, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, workplace, couples, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, nature, winston churchill, scientist, radar
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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: inspirational, meditative, suspense, sexy, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explorer, jungle, expedition, archaeology, journey, survival, world war one, tribe, travel, obsession, courage, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, future, year 1916, year 1914, year 1954 ...
Place: south america, ireland, england, london, brazil ...
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35%
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.
Style: surreal, sad, tragicomedy, stylized, dramatic ...
Plot: cat, tragedy, drawing, painting, painter, family relations, surrealism, eccentricity, husband wife relationship, art, family, life philosophy ...
Time: 1890s, victorian era, 20th century, 1880s, 90s ...
Place: london, new york
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35%
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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, sad
Audience: date night
Plot: british history, playwright, shakespeare, father daughter relationship, historical figure, husband wife relationship, family secret, retirement, church, society, writers, courtroom ...
Time: 17th century
Place: united kingdom
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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: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: world war two, french history, bbc, husband wife relationship, politician, mentally challenged, political leader, political unrest, politics, world politics, french president, flashback ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: france, paris france, london
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34%
Behind the Lines (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, shell shock, war, world war two, mental illness, writers, anti war, friendship, military life, wartime life, battles, rebellion ...
Place: scotland, europe
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34%
Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: servant, queen of england, queen victoria, british history, royal court, british monarchy, racism, muslim, friendship, hindu, death of protagonist, intrigue ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: florence, buckingham palace, india, scotland, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mrs. Lowry and Son (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intimate portrayal of the relationship between one of greatest artists of the 20th century, L.S. Lowry and his unhappy and controlling mother, Elizabeth, whom he lived with all his life.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: art, artist, painter, mother, family, family problems, relationship problems, follow your dream, lifestyle, artists' life, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, year 1934
Place: manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hanussen (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, such that could aid ...
Style: spiritual, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: world war one, world war two, nazi occultism, uncover truth, german history, interwar period, assassination, hypnosis, homoeroticism, distopia, dishonesty, war ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, eastern europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, clever, inspirational, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, genius, scientist, mathematician, imagination, culture clash, science, philosophy, self discovery, life, transformation, university student ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914, pre world war one, year 1976, post world war one ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
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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: political, inspirational, thought provoking, feel good, clever ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, politics, journalism, social injustice, friendship, human rights, murder, idealism, journalist, civil rights, freedom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
Place: south africa, africa, england, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, stylized, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, wartime, war, aspiring writer, women, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, death, destiny, adaptation ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1918, 19th century ...
Place: england, oxford university, london, flanders, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Style: political, factual, witty, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: president, cousin cousin relationship, king of england, queen, disability, royalty, king, state affairs, family relations, love affair, polio, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century
Place: usa, england, new jersey, new york state, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
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The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: factual, touching, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, disaster, life, stranded, human spirit, ethnic conflict, race against time, radio, honest, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s, year 2010
Place: australia, south america, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Churchill's Secret (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953 that's kept a secret from the rest of the world.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, captivating, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, nurse, husband wife relationship, secret, historical figure, rehabilitation, politician, family problems, parents and children, british politics, world war one ...
Time: year 1953, 50s
Place: united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%