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Burning Bush (2013)
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Burning Bush (2013)
Original name: Hořící keř
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, revolution, russian, self sacrifice, rebelliousness, protest, communism, strong female character, investigation, female protagonist, female lawyer, husband wife relationship, czech history, fighting the system, legal action, life is a bitch, legal investigation, secret service, freedom, occupation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films and TV series with plots about society, state affairs, rebellion, politics, political unrest, fighting the system and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Burning Bush: Maria Theresia (2017), Milada (2017), Fidel & Che (2002), If Not Us, Who? (2011), Garrow's Law (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
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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
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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, 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
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Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, politics, rise and fall, fighting the system, ambition, political corruption, political unrest, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
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72%
If Not Us, Who? (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Dedicated to the power of the written word, Bernward and Gudrun found a publishing house ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: open relationship, cultural revolution, terrorism, sexuality, activism, fighting the system, love affair, rebellion, unlikely couple, danger, society, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west berlin west germany, germany, europe, west germany
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Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: legal, judge, idealism, uncover truth, rivalry, lawyer, injustice, social problems, treason, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 186 min.
TV show
Story: Following the death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he secretly opposes the systematic persecution of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, human spirit, heroic mission, clergy, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, idealism, rebelliousness, rise to the top ...
Place: poland, 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: 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
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, revolution, rescue, crimes, danger, political corruption, politics, fighting the system, unlikely criminals, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, political unrest, rebellion, hopes, society, political activism, state affairs, small town, crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: canada, quebec
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58%
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
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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: sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, assassination, hopes, society, fighting the system, state affairs, rebellion, deadly, rebelliousness, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, memphis
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The Manns (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, family saga, epic ...
Plot: exile, world war two, incest, state affairs, parents and children, political unrest, siblings relations, family life, family relations, artists and showbiz, writer's life, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: germany, switzerland
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The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, political unrest, journalism, fascism, human spirit, fighting the system, hopes, against the odds, media, state affairs, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, journalism, legal action, legal, society, post war, nazi, strong female character, strong female lead, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: israel, usa, new york, jerusalem
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pope, rebellion, politics, world war two, catholic church, anti semitism, political unrest, idealism, wartime life, church, holocaust, genocide ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, rome italy, warsaw poland
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1992 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
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Story: Set in Rome, Milan and different Italian cities, the TV series offers a thrilling story following six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape in the early 1990s, during which Italy was gripped by the Clean ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: politics, investigation, state affairs, law enforcement, revolution, politician, corruption, rebellion, italian history, crisis, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992
Place: italy, rome italy, milan italy
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Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
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Story: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: seance, rise to the top, undercover, ambition, performer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, espionage, magic, wizards and magicians, husband wife relationship, stage magician ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: usa, san francisco, new york, budapest, washington d.c. ...
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The Rice Bomber (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true social event, The Rice Bomber depicts a series of bombing events in Taiwan a decade ago. It is a time when the agriculture is struggling to survive. A man strives to arouse the government’s attention and to revive its conscience by ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, rebelliousness, society, state affairs, political unrest, forced into action, globalization, family relations, siblings relations, farmer, bomber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
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Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
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Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: political leader, ambition, rise and fall, politics, rivalry, state affairs, head of state, political intrigue, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, political unrest, against the odds, injustice, courtroom, righting the wronged, ambition, legal action, hopes, rebellion, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
Genre: 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, rebelliousness, idealism, downfall, life is a bitch, writer's life, heroes, rebellion, leadership, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, revolution, militant, teenage life, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, fighting the system, political activist, radicalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1965, year 1972 ...
Place: guatemala, peru, san francisco
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The Loudest Voice (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: The rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events in his life.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: politics, husband wife relationship, impotence, infidelity, political corruption, ambition, paranoia, corruption, state affairs, fighting illness, political intrigue, sexual harassment ...
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
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Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, campaign, assassination attempt, racism, dishonesty, assassination, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, discrimination, interracial relations, conservative ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
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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 People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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Cilla (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
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Story: Three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune. It tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: pop singer, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, friendship, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, fame, oldies, friends, redheaded woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
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Sinatra (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
Story: An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, friendship, singer, oldies, showbiz, relationship vs career, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, ambition, couples, lifestyle, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama
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, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, culture clash, society, state affairs, rebellion, colonialism, british, empire, independence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, himalaya, asia
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
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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, realistic, captivating, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, fascism, against humanity, racism, world war two, dictatorship, political unrest, historical character, german, soldier, leadership ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, lawyer, freedom, dignity, mercy killing, wheelchair, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, trial ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, catalonia, galicia
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