Movies like 1776

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1776 (1972)
 7.6
 7K
1776 (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of the most important documents in the History of the United States, the Declaration of Independence.
Style: humorous, surreal, semi serious, feel good, realistic, witty, dramatic, entertaining, light, clever ...
Plot: congress, slavery, politics, love and romance, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, district attorney, dance, american revolution, committee, horse, lawyer, politician, alcohol, farm, doctor, marriage, judge, patriotism, democracy, writer's block, father son estrangement, u.s. president, minister ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1930s
Place: usa, massachusetts, pennsylvania, new jersey, england, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and talky films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, brutality and justice mostly in Drama, History and Family genres. Some movies like 1776: Newsies (1992), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Recount (2008), Annie (2014), My Fair Lady (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 17K
Newsies (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike, only to be confronted with the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: juvenile detention, slingshot, brawl, name change, friendship, orphan, betrayal, underdog, labor union, family, warden, mayor ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for ...
Style: biblical, lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, christianity, religion, hopes, jesus, singing, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, dancing ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.4
 11K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, presidential election, government, campaign, political corruption, election, democrat, republican, head of state, politician, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.3
 31K
Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, family, foster child, youth, rise to the top, parents and children, rich and poor, hip hop, kids in trouble, hopes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the urging of a suitor to their eldest daughter. There, Grampa ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: presidential election, politics, music band, family, forbidden love, brass band, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, romance, cinderella story, campaign ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.9
 77K
My Fair Lady (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Style: feel good, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, high society, love and romance, fish out of water, fall in love, transformation, bet, culture clash, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, aristocrat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Last Five Years (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In New York, a struggling actress and a successful writer sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, romance, love and romance, marriage, divorce, wife, writer's life, artists and showbiz, broadway, music, dialogue, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle's biggest pain.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: country, musician's life, romance, follow your dream, teenage love, family, cinderella story, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: clever, realistic, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, politician, deception, political intrigue, muslim, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, queen, mentally unstable, psychopath, kingdom, royal court, political unrest, royal family, state affairs, head of state, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: mountain, family, family life, family gatherings, family in crisis, family relations, americana, eccentric family, couples, family problems, redheaded woman, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 65K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: 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, uplifting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, mutiny, dignity, dishonesty, idealism, interracial relations, freedom, righting the wronged, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 33K
The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: witch, curse, passion, politics, hysteria, confession, legal action, religions or cults, satan, vengeance, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: judaism, tradition, milkman, village, tavern, constable, russian soldier, elopement, dream, social differences, love and romance, anti semitism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 36K
Annie (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, adoption, child's point of view, microphone, little girl, locket, family, opposites attract, parents and children, santa claus, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.6
 25K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
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, epic, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: president, leadership, american history, politics, trial, lawyer, marriage, head of state, independence, state affairs, supportive spouse, human spirit ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1790s, 19th century
Place: usa, france, pennsylvania, england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: His wife having recently died, Thomas Jefferson accepts the post of United States ambassador to pre-revolutionary France, though he finds it difficult to adjust to life in a country where the aristocracy subjugates an increasingly restless ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, dramatic, cerebral ...
Plot: slavery, ambassador, friendship, couple relations, romance, politics, revolution, infidelity, president, interracial relations, social differences, political unrest ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 2K
Secret Honor (1984)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this speculative one-man drama, we see former President Richard Milhous Nixon alone in his study, dictating his thoughts into a tape recorder. His only company are a four-screen closed-circuit TV setup, the portraits on the walls, a bottle of ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, sincere, one man show ...
Plot: politics, head of state, rise and fall, introspection, state affairs, obsessive quest, destiny, political corruption, dishonesty, society, u.s. president, real time ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Country Christmas Story (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A starry-eyed young girl journeys from the mountains of Appalachia to the stage at Dollywood, where she discovers the impact of African-Americans on the world of country music - while at the same time competing in a country music competition for ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, family, love and romance, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, christmas, aspiring singer, small town, singing, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, americana, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, civil war, trial, boarding house, legal, death sentence, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Happiest Millionaire (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, rich and poor, cinderella story, romance, school, family life, love and romance, estate, society, family relations, immigrants, master and servant ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1916
Place: philadelphia, usa, london, ireland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 227K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, politics, speech, president, cultural conflict, white house, human spirit, battlefield, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Taste of Romance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Uptight French chef, Sara Westbrook, gets fired up when her upscale café, Chez Varenne, is suddenly overshadowed by a new restaurant moving in next door run by a group of rowdy firemen. Led by handsome former fire fighter Gill Callahan and his ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, restaurant, cooking and food, family, love and romance, single parent, fall in love, workplace situations, rivalry, family relations, firefighter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 7K
Flicka (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finish boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch. Katy then sets her mind to tame a ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: horse, babies and infants, family, cowboy, parents and children, teenage life, farm, animal life, couples, family relations, getting home, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 23K
Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: slavery, politics, mentor, friendship, hymn, slave trade, amazing grace hymn, injustice, axe, civil rights, nightmare, horse ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1790s, 1800s ...
Place: england, london, europe, france, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, tricky ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, george w. bush, usa president, state affairs, couple relations, political intrigue, couples, friends, president, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, usa, london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: friendship, family, false accusation, follow your dream, parents and children, rich and poor, hopes, youth, family relations, friends, journalism, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Chorus Line (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a ...
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: contests and competitions, broadway musical, choreographer, choreography, backstage, childhood memory, top hat, sensuality, rise to the top, showbiz, broadway, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 319
Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: humorous, semi serious, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: single parent, christmas, nanny, family, parents and children, wish come true, family life, romance, hopes, family relations, tv show, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%