Movies and TV shows like 500 Nations

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500 Nations (1995)
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500 Nations (1995)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 374 min.
TV show
Story: 500 Nations is a documentary which explores the history of the indigenous peoples of North and Central America, from pre-Colombian times, through the period of European contact and colonization, to the end of the 19th century and the subjugation of the Plains Indians of North America. 500 Nations relies on historical texts, eyewitnesses accounts, pictorial sources and computer graphic reconstructions to explore the magnificent civilizations which flourished prior to contact with Western civilization, and to tell the dramatic and tragic story of the Native American nations' desperate attempts to retain their way of life against overwhelming odds.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: native american, conquering, american civil war, battles, religions or cults, genocide, research, native, massacre, contact, tribe, society, native americans, culture clash, americana, state affairs, fight for supremacy, latinos, u.s. president
Time: 17th century, 15th century, 19th century, 16th century, 18th century
Place: usa, latin america

Most similar movies to 500 Nations

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, americana, life is a bitch, racism, battles and injustice mostly in History, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like 500 Nations: How We Got Here (2015), Morning Star (1991), Into the West (2005), Texas Rising (2015), Cheyenne Autumn (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
How We Got Here (2015)
Genre: History
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A series examining entrepreneurship and technological advances in the U.S.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, clever
Plot: inventions and discoveries, rise to the top, americana, reenactment, society, archive footage, media, ambition
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: usa
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Morning Star (1991)
Genre: Biography, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
TV show
Story: The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, epic
Plot: native american, society, life is a bitch, against humanity, heroes, military, adventure, soldier, tough heroes, culture clash, americana, interracial relations ...
Time: 1870s, 1860s
Place: montana
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80%
Into the West (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 552 min.
TV show
Story: Steven Spielberg executive produced this TNT miniseries about American Westward expansion during the 19th century. Told from both the perspective of the white Wheeler family and the Native American Lakota tribe, the 12-hour epic follows the clans as ...
Style: epic, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, old west, native american white relationships, tribe, native americans, native american attack, indian war, american indian, friendship, interracial relations, adventure, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: south dakota
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Texas Rising (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A depiction of the rise of Texas from the Battle of the Alamo to San Jacinto. A story told through the lives of the men who gave everything up to defend an infant country from a ruthless Dictator and savage Native Americans, and paved the way for ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, state affairs, law enforcement, americana, society, u.s. president, texas ranger, old west, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: native american, cavalry, starvation, society, homecoming, culture clash, americana, injustice, military, life is a bitch, fort, journey ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, oklahoma, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Raise the Song: The History of Penn State (2008)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This 60-minute documentary produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-TV) examines the people and events that have taken the Commonwealth's land-grant university from its humble roots as the Farmers' High School to an internationally ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: ambition, americana, state affairs, student life, teachers and students, college life, dedicated educator, society, hopes, archive footage, university, research ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 19th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
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, battles, rebelliousness, politics, political unrest, leadership, heroes, revolution, state affairs, rebellion, military ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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70%
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Frontier (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in late 18th century Canada. Told from multiple perspectives, Frontier takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, exciting, harsh, captivating
Plot: native american, rivalry, intrigue, trafficking, indigenous people, competitor, showdown, fight for supremacy, fur, fight, battles, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
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Crazy Horse (1996)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: native american, interracial relations, war, injustice, battles, old west, racism, americana, battle zone, military life, against humanity, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south dakota
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The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, battle zone, journalism, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, battles, archive footage, combat, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
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The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 381 min.
TV show
Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, family life, working class, military, society, rebellion, standoff, brother brother relationship, showdown, slavery, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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37 Days (2014)
Genre: History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of what happened in the few weeks immediately preceding World War I.
Style: political thriller, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: world war one, historical character, politics, head of state, political unrest, state affairs, assassination, society, negotiation, diplomacy, summer, international relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, pre world war one
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67%
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, crimes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: serious, emotional, rough, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, injustice, against humanity, life is a bitch, racism, senator, chief, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
One Dead Indian (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Stoney Point Natives assemble at Ipperwash Provincial Park for what began as a peaceful protest.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative, unusual plot structure
Plot: native american, indigenous people, first nations, innocent person killed, violence, racism, police officer, police brutality, crime investigation, blood, shot through a window, protest ...
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Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, intense, factual ...
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TV show
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Plot: queen, unfaithful husband, royal family, aristocracy, palace intrigue, conquering, royalty, throne, state affairs, religions or cults, rise to the top, intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Maximilian (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 275 min.
TV show
Story: In 1477 Charles the Bold dies, his only child is a girl which cannot rule without a husband. Meanwhile in Austria, Emperor Frederick III and his antagonist Louis XI France battle over said marriage prospects, battles ensue, tragedy falls.
Style: captivating, serious, sentimental, realistic
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, interracial relations, racism, civil rights, racial segregation, righting the wronged, lawsuit, battles, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA, France, West Germany
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, ambition, adventurer, ocean or sea, inventions and discoveries, tragic hero, ocean, political intrigue, conquistador, discovery, father son relationship ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, iceland, africa ...
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57%
The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
TV show
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, american revolution, racism, life is a bitch, slavery, injustice, hopes, confined, escapades, society, master and servant, black woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
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56%
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: captivating, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, assassination, american civil war, abraham lincoln, ambition, state affairs, idealism, couple relations, human spirit, hopes, head of state, white house ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
TV show
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: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, assassination, racism, state affairs, hopes, rebellion, righting the wronged, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system, deadly, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, memphis
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56%
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, americana, courtroom drama, politics, legal, social decay, death row, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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55%
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Drunk History (2013)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, parody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drunk, cultural icon, americana, state affairs, political satire, absurd humor, comedian, guest, drinking alcohol, joke, drinking, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s, 1940s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, archive footage, society, state affairs, future dystopia, foreknowledge, astronomer, code breaking, oracle, catastrophe, seer, astrology ...
Time: 18th century, 16th century, 20th century, 17th century, 40s ...
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55%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, epic, emotional ...
Plot: world war one, racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, world war two, family relations, misfit, hopes, state affairs, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 1880s, 1960s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, foe turned friend, love and romance, friendship, espionage, slavery, family feud, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, battle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: american revolution, independence, treason, political unrest, political conspiracy, military, assassination, revolution, rebellion, tragic hero, state affairs, war ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, quebec, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%