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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, feel good, realistic, surreal, semi serious, witty, dramatic, entertaining, light, clever ...
Plot: congress, slavery, politics, love and romance, political unrest, head of state, district attorney, state affairs, horse, lawyer, politician, alcohol, farm, doctor, marriage, judge, u.s. president, american revolution, patriotism, stubbornness, democracy, writer's block, father son estrangement, minister, violin ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1930s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, massachusetts, new jersey, england, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, talky and sentimental films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, culture clash, politics and destiny mostly in Drama, History and Family genres. Some movies like 1776: Newsies (1992), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Recount (2008), Amistad (1997), Sons of Liberty (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, warden, betrayal, mayor, labor union, orphan, dance, juvenile detention, slingshot, name change, brawl, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: new york, usa
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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, religion, hopes, singing, jesus, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, christianity, dancing ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.4
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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, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, election, campaign, republican, democrat, presidential election, government, political corruption, fighting the system, head of state, historical character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: politics, presidential election, friends, democrat, society, lifestyle, music band, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: south dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, dignity, mutiny, idealism, interracial relations, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, politics, rebelliousness, battles, leadership, political unrest, heroes, rebellion, revolution, state affairs, military ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adoption, orphan, family, foster child, hip hop, youth, kids in trouble, friends, rise to the top, parents and children, hopes, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, clever, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, deception, politician, muslim, state affairs, danger, political intrigue, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: witty, talky, clever, realistic, biting ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, queen, king, parliament, society, treatment, political unrest, unconventional method, power relations, throne, manic ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, suspenseful, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: witch, politics, hysteria, confession, passion, curse, vengeance, legal action, curses spells and rituals, society, courtroom drama, power relations ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, cinderella story, hopes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, country, ambition, music, love and romance, fall in love, follow your dream, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, captivating, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cinderella story, opposites attract, high society, love and romance, fall in love, bet, fish out of water, transformation, culture clash, rise to the top, teaching the ways of the world, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, president, politics, head of state, idealism, speech, cultural conflict, white house, battlefield, human spirit, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 32K
Evita (1996)
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 Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, charity, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, love and romance, ambition, human spirit, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, spain, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: nuclear threat, white house, politics, cold war, save the day, state affairs, war, uninhibited rivalry, international crisis, heroes, head of state, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: president, american history, lawyer, politics, trial, marriage, leadership, head of state, rivals, society, challenge, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1790s, 19th century
Place: usa, france, massachusetts, pennsylvania, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, sincere, semi serious, realistic, one man show ...
Plot: politics, destiny, introspection, rise and fall, society, political corruption, obsessive quest, head of state, dishonesty, state affairs, republican party, politician ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ 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: realistic, sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Plot: mountain, family, eccentric family, couples, family life, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, americana, redheaded woman, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, stylized, realistic, dramatic, cerebral ...
Plot: friendship, slavery, ambassador, revolution, politics, romance, political unrest, manners, interracial relations, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century
Place: france, versailles, europe, paris france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, thought provoking, serious, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: politics, administration, friends, couples, head of state, leadership, political intrigue, chief of staff, election, couple relations, media sensation, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, england, london, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, adoption, microphone, little girl, child's point of view, locket, family, friends, power relations, family relations, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, mentor, politics, friendship, civil rights, axe, nightmare, musician, horse, singer, dying, debate ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1790s, 1780s ...
Place: england, london, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: captivating, feel good, sentimental, touching, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, emotional, touching, humorous, feel good ...
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, boarding house, trial, death sentence, legal, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 24K
Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, military, battle, soldier, war, historical character, heroic mission, civil rights, state affairs, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Taste of Romance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: sentimental, feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 44K
W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: sincere, clever, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, president, iraq war, americana, patriotism, election, leadership, christianity, society, drugs/alcohol, doubts and hesitations, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 60s, contemporary ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
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43%
 7.0
 40K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, anti war, marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%