Movies and TV shows like Burning Bush

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Burning Bush (2013)
Burning Bush (2013)
Original name: Hořící keř
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
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

Most similar movies to Burning Bush

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films and TV series with plots about society, state affairs, rebellion, political unrest, politics, fighting the system and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Burning Bush: Fidel & Che (2002), If Not Us, Who? (2011), Garrow's Law (2009), Pope John Paul II (2005), Salvador (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rebellion, rebelliousness, rise and fall, politics, ambition, fighting the system, idealism, political corruption, life is a bitch, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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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, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: open relationship, cultural revolution, terrorism, activism, sexuality, fighting the system, rebellion, love affair, rebelliousness, society, politics, unlikely couple ...
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
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: legal, judge, uncover truth, rivalry, idealism, lawyer, treason, courtroom drama, society, life is a bitch, social problems, injustice ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 186 min.
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, assassination attempt, church, idealism, clergy, fighting the system, leadership, heroic mission, human spirit, rebellion, political unrest, ambition ...
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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: anarchist, politics, missing person, legal investigation, against humanity, rebellion, legal, revolution, state affairs, crime, crimes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
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Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
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: based on true events
Plot: empire, empress, aristocrat, strong female character, czech history, noblewoman, female politician, female protagonist, political leader, european history, motherhood, high society ...
Place: central europe
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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, political corruption, revolution, crimes, danger, rescue, woman in danger, missing person, politics, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
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: captivating, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, racism, civil rights movement, civil rights, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, deadly, political unrest, rebelliousness, social differences ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: memphis, usa
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The Manns (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 312 min.
Story: Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, family saga, saga ...
Plot: exile, world war two, state affairs, parents and children, political unrest, incest, family life, family relations, writer's life, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1940s, 70s ...
Place: germany, switzerland
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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, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, society, hopes, rebellion, political unrest, political activism, small town, state affairs, crisis, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: canada, quebec
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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: touching, serious, thought provoking, bleak, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, fighting the system, political unrest, life is a bitch, human spirit, fascism, idealism, media, righting the wronged, wartime life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 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: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, journalism, society, legal action, legal, post war, strong female lead, strong female character, nazi, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: israel, new york, usa, jerusalem
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1992 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
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, revolution, law enforcement, politician, corruption, rebellion, italian history, crisis, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: italy, rome italy, milan italy
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, state affairs, family relations, forced into action, rebelliousness, society, globalization, siblings relations, farmer, bomber ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan
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Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
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, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: seance, magic, rise to the top, undercover, ambition, performer's life, espionage, artists and showbiz, couple relations, wizards and magicians, stage magician, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1890s, 1910s
Place: usa, new york, budapest, new jersey, washington d.c. ...
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Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: political leader, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, political intrigue, politics, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
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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: realistic, emotional, bleak, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: pope, politics, rebellion, world war two, catholic church, political unrest, religions or cults, wartime life, genocide, confined, anti semitism, church ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 60s ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, rome italy, warsaw poland
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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, injustice, ambition, against the odds, political unrest, righting the wronged, courtroom, legal action, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, political unrest, militant, fighting the system, elopement, political ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1967, year 1965, year 1968 ...
Place: san francisco, guatemala, peru
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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, tense ...
Plot: state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, downfall, rebelliousness, idealism, heroes, life is a bitch, writer's life, leadership, militant, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1970
Place: japan
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
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, tense, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, campaign, racism, assassination attempt, politics, ambition, rebellion, conservative, assassination, society, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1965 ...
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, serious, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, uncover truth, missing person, parents and children, politics, price of justice, society, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
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The Loudest Voice (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, impotence, husband wife relationship, infidelity, ambition, political corruption, political intrigue, paranoia, state affairs, fighting illness, corruption, republican party ...
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal investigation, legal action, murder trial, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
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, bleak, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: hitler, against humanity, fascism, dictatorship, racism, historical character, nazism, world war two, politics, life is a bitch, rise to the top, newspaper ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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The Great Train Robbery (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: train robbery, crimes, criminal heroes, partners, law enforcement, group of criminals, friends, danger, robbery, notoriety, train ride, gang ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland, europe, britain
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Sinatra (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
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: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious, touching ...
Plot: music, friendship, singer, showbiz, ambition, relationship vs career, lifestyle, rising to stardom, desire for fame, couples, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Sleepers (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In this spy thriller, Marie and her husband Victor return from exile to Czechoslovakia on the cusp of the Velvet Revolution — but when the couple gets in a car accident, Marie wakes up from a coma to find her husband mysteriously gone.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: investigation, secret police, espionage, female protagonist, propaganda, spy, female nudity, neo noir, missing person, russophobia, private investigation, female full frontal nudity
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague
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Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, rising to stardom, rivalry, sport, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, sport team, professional sports, football player, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england, northern england
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, working class, hopes, leadership, social relations, society, life is a bitch, migrant worker, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona, yuma arizona
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