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1776 (1972)
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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, feel good, realistic, surreal, semi serious, witty, dramatic, sexy, entertaining, light ...
Plot: congress, slavery, politics, love and romance, political unrest, head of state, district attorney, state affairs, show tunes, settlement, dancing, horse, lawyer, writers, politician, alcohol, farm, doctor, marriage, judge, violin, u.s. president, american revolution, patriotism, colonial america ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1930s
Place: massachusetts, pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia, new jersey, england, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, light and talky films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, storytelling, adaptation and runaway mostly in Drama, History and Musical genres. Some movies like 1776: Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Newsies (1992), The Madness of King George (1994), Annie (2014), Recount (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, dancing, jesus, religion, singing, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling, atheism ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 70s
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
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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: humorous, feel good, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
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Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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: witty, talky, clever, biting, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, parliament, king, queen, power relations, unconventional method, couples, treatment, manic, outside help ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, sentimental ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
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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: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: family relations, politics, presidential election, couples, democrat, friends, campaign, music band, society, hopes, head of state, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, americana, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan PerĂ³n, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
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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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, factual ...
Plot: slavery, politics, friendship, civil rights, injustice, debate, musician, politician, mentor, father son relationship, slave trade, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, victorian era, victorian ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
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My Fair Lady (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
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Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
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Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 50s, 1950s
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Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: american revolution, independence, treason, political conspiracy, political unrest, assassination, military, revolution, tragic hero, war, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
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Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: iowa, usa, midwest
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Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
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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 ...
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The Missiles of October (1974)
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Duration: 150 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Happiest Millionaire (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
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Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, sentimental, humorous
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Gettysburg (1993)
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Duration: 271 min.
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Style: epic, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
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The Sound of Music (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
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Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
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23%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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