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Burning Bush (2013)
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Burning Bush (2013)
Original name: Hořící keř
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonour Palach's sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia.
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating, based on true events
Plot: lawyer, rebellion, european history, student, suicide, journalism, russian, revolution, self sacrifice, rebelliousness, protest, communism, investigation, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, strong female character, czech history, legal action, secret service, life is a bitch, freedom, fighting the system, occupation, legal investigation, oppression ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, prague, central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about state affairs, society, politics, political unrest, rebellion, life is a bitch and hopes mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Burning Bush: Maria Theresa (2017), Milada (2017), Salvador (2006), King (1978), Summer Crisis (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Maria Theresa (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, visually appealing, contemplative
Plot: european history, czech history, female politician, strong female lead, female protagonist, political leader, high society, motherhood, noblewoman, strong female character, aristocrat, empress ...
Time: 18th century
Place: central europe
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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, captivating, tense, touching
Plot: court, politics, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, jail, european history, mother daughter relationship, lawyer, female protagonist, judge, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: prague, central europe
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dictatorship, anarchist, rebellion, legal investigation, against humanity, politics, legal, missing person, state affairs, journalism, fighting the system, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe
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73%
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
TV show
Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, assassination, racism, fighting the system, clergy, state affairs, life is a bitch, rebellion, hopes, society, righting the wronged, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s
Place: memphis, usa
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Summer Crisis (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1969, Bernard, a Gaspesian fisherman's son, arrive in Perce to fin work. He meets Paul, Jacques and Francis, Quebec Independence activists who have come to open the 'Fisherman's House'. They aim to organize ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, society, rebellion, hopes, political unrest, political activism, state affairs, small town, crisis, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: quebec, canada
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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, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, price of justice, political intrigue, political unrest, parents and children, life is a bitch, legal, society, politics, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
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Story: The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: judge, legal, uncover truth, lawyer, injustice, social problems, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, idealism, treason, hopes ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, london, europe
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, battles, military, revolution, rebellion, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence, leaving behind a legacy of masterpieces and a controversy that echoes to this day. The man was Yukio Mishima, one of ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, writer's life, heroes, downfall, life is a bitch, idealism, rebelliousness, society, rebellion, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, religions or cults, rebelliousness, political unrest, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, tragic event, war, decapitation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
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23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: prison, vengeance, prison life, rebellion, politics, rebelliousness, life sentence, life is a bitch, legal, police brutality, freedom fighter, court ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, year 1931, 20th century
Place: punjab, india, asia
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, fascism, nazism, racism, against humanity, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, nazi, historical character, ruler, leadership ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, austria
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Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, communism, dictatorship, leadership, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, folk hero, state affairs, life is a bitch, heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, civil rights movement, justice, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, racial segregation, human spirit, idealism, african american, fighting the system, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
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The Great Train Robbery (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Two-part BBC drama portraying The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963. The first part shows it from the point of view of the robbers, and the second part from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: train robbery, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, law enforcement, group of criminals, train, robbery, friends, train travel, gang ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: england, europe, scotland, britain, scotland yard
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Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
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Story: Epic drama set in the summer of 1932 where India dreams of independence, but the British are clinging to power. Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, society, state affairs, culture clash, rebellion, colonialism, british, independence, caste system ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: india, himalaya, asia
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, prison life, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, historical figure, civil rights, social problems, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: south africa, africa
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, state affairs, life is a bitch, political unrest, dishonesty, society, downfall, political conspiracy, political intrigue, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil
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The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a 2002 Indian historical biographical film about Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who fought for Indian independence.It shows in detail how Singh came to develop his views on the British Raj and his struggle for Indian ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: patriotism, police brutality, rebellion, fighting the system, social decay, life is a bitch, society, rebelliousness, idealism, revolution, injustice, atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, punjab
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Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, factual, serious ...
Plot: british history, queen victoria, monarchy, royal family, royalty, european history, queen of england, queen, female protagonist, power, british monarchy, prime minister ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, london, united kingdom, buckingham palace
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: clergy, intrigue, royal family, assassination, russian history, psychopath, ambition, tragic hero, revolution, betrayal, murder, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, injustice, rebellion, family reunited, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, adelaide south australia, south australia, london ...
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Balibo (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, media, uncover truth, life is a bitch, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, society, mystery, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indonesia
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Tula: The Revolt (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: rebellion, island, heroes, fighting the system, leadership, rebelliousness, society, life is a bitch, peaceful mission, injustice, revolution, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Zlo?in v Poln? (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
TV show
Story: An exciting drama from a detective history. In 1899 a dead girl - seamstress Anežka Hrůzová - was found between the village of Věžnička and the town of Polná. She was 19 and she had a cutting wound on the throat. There was no sexual violence ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, murder investigation, court, courtroom drama, false accusation, lawyer, judge, husband wife relationship, murder suspect, conspiracy theory, true crime, small town ...
Time: 1910s
Place: czech republic, central europe
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The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: terrorism, politics, white house, crimes, government agency, hijacking, dishonesty, head of state, state affairs, u.s. vice president, vice president, revisionist history ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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50%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: politics, assassination, election, white house, civil rights, vietnam war, kennedy family, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, leadership, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington d.c., usa, dallas texas
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The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough
Plot: photographer, photojournalist, media, newspaper, journalism, society, life risking, discrimination, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, social activist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: south africa, africa
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49%
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, folk hero, leadership, political unrest, injustice, rebellion, military, society, rebelliousness, idealism, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
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49%
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John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
TV show
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, colonial america, head of state, state affairs, freedom, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, philadelphia, boston, paris france, france ...
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