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The Imitation Game (2014)
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The Imitation Game (2014)

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Subgenre:
tragedy gay interest 
Themes:
autism first love prejudice homophobia bullying blackmail robbery suicide death 
Mood:
archive footage 
Locations:
london england u boat england bar 
Characters:
police detective boy crying crying boy gay teenager professor bible homosexuality bully detective police officer homosexual 
Period:
year 1939 1920s 1930s 1950s 1940s world war two 
Story:
enigma machine code breaker code breaking crossword puzzle engagement ring college professor soviet spy russian spy suspected homosexual reference to alan turing security clearance gross indecency hormone treatment turing test sodomy crime β€¦unsung hero king george vi social engineering mass damage male hustler classified information cryptographer commanding officer based on biography peas cracking reference to queen elizabeth ii difference decoder closeted gay man cipher decoding confidentiality year 1928 encryption year 1951 information leak emotional breakdown cracker air raid siren thought cryptography mi6 teen love secrets thinking male tears reference to isaac newton subterfuge cyanide intelligence agent statistics bomb shelter reference to winston churchill mathematician analysis visionary secrecy reference to josef stalin ends with biographical notes multiple time frames panic attack great britain envelope burning pioneer torpedo headmaster in medias res teenage crush carrot enigma private school reference to albert einstein top secret persecution code police interrogation awkwardness united kingdom schoolboy gay crush machine invention mathematics discovery accordion post world war two man crying arrogance genius bonfire engagement newsreel footage despair job interview evacuation sexism inventor confrontation apple crying man railway station puzzle gay lead character loss of friend jogging reference to adolf hitler what happened to epilogue game nerd secret agent fired from the job coming out argument marriage proposal nonlinear timeline joke death of friend woman gay slur spy computer voice over narration fire based on true story three word title title spoken by character flashback  (See All)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harr…owing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize. (Read More)

Subgenre:
tragedy 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
professor 
Period:
1950s 1940s 
Story:
code breaking classified information cryptography reference to isaac newton mathematician reference to albert einstein top secret mathematics discovery genius marriage proposal woman spy based on true story three word title β€¦flashback  (See All)

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Hidden Figures (2016)
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Hidden Figures (2016)

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known… as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. (Read More)

Themes:
prejudice 
Characters:
police officer 
Story:
engagement ring security clearance classified information mathematician ends with biographical notes genius sexism confrontation what happened to epilogue fired from the job marriage proposal woman computer based on true story 

Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.

Subgenre:
gay interest 
Themes:
death 
Characters:
professor bible homosexuality 
Period:
1950s 
Story:
college professor teenage crush post world war two newsreel footage what happened to epilogue fired from the job nonlinear timeline voice over narration based on true story title spoken by character flashback 

J. Edgar (2011) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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J. Edgar (2011)

Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. He slowly builds the agency's reputation, becoming the sole arbiter of who gets hire…d and fired. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and would be Hoover's confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover's life. Hoover's memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases the FBI was involved in - the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger - and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians he's worked with over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files. (Read More)

Themes:
blackmail death 
Mood:
archive footage 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
homosexuality police officer homosexual 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1950s 1940s 
Story:
confidentiality secrecy ends with biographical notes in medias res discovery newsreel footage job interview fired from the job argument nonlinear timeline based on true story flashback 

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The King's Speech (2010)
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The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extr…aordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
london england england 
Period:
year 1939 1930s world war two 
Story:
king george vi air raid siren reference to josef stalin united kingdom newsreel footage crying man reference to adolf hitler what happened to epilogue fired from the job marriage proposal based on true story three word title title spoken by character 

Mercury Rising (1998)
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Mercury Rising (1998)

Bruce Willis is an outcast FBI agent who protects a 9 year old autistic boy who is the target for assassins after cracking a top secret government code.

Themes:
autism 
Locations:
bar 
Story:
cryptographer cracking cryptography reference to albert einstein top secret code puzzle secret agent death of friend computer flashback 

The Hours (2002)
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The Hours (2002)

In 1951, Laura Brown, a pregnant housewife, is planning a party for her husband, but she can't stop reading the novel 'Mrs. Dalloway'. Clarissa Vaughn, a modern woman living in present times is throwing a party for her friend Richard, a famous author dying of AIDS. These two stories are simultaneous…ly linked to the work and life of Virginia Woolf, who's writing the novel mentioned before. (Read More)

Subgenre:
tragedy 
Themes:
suicide 
Locations:
england 
Characters:
homosexuality 
Period:
1920s 1950s 1940s 
Story:
multiple time frames despair railway station nonlinear timeline woman title spoken by character 

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Pearl Harbor (2001) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunte…ers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." (Read More)

Themes:
robbery death 
Locations:
england bar 
Period:
1920s 1940s world war two 
Story:
air raid siren torpedo top secret newsreel footage railway station reference to adolf hitler marriage proposal woman fire title spoken by character flashback 

Unbroken (2014)
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Unbroken (2014)

The life of 'Louis Zamperini' (qv), an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war.

Characters:
police officer 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
ends with biographical notes in medias res man crying crying man loss of friend what happened to epilogue death of friend based on true story flashback 

Bridge Of Spies (2015)
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Bridge Of Spies (2015)

In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the co…mpany of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US. (Read More)

Themes:
prejudice robbery 
Locations:
bar 
Period:
1950s 
Story:
russian spy ends with biographical notes multiple time frames top secret evacuation what happened to epilogue secret agent spy based on true story three word title 

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World Trade Center (2006)
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World Trade Center (2006)

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Themes:
death 
Characters:
bible police officer 
Story:
ends with biographical notes burning evacuation what happened to epilogue death of friend woman voice over narration fire based on true story three word title flashback 

Anthropoid (2016) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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Anthropoid (2016)

ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces …in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (played by Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.i (Read More)

Themes:
suicide death 
Locations:
bar 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
cyanide reference to winston churchill panic attack top secret code engagement crying man railway station loss of friend reference to adolf hitler marriage proposal death of friend based on true story title spoken by character flashback 

The Aviator (2004)
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The Aviator (2004)

Biopic of billionaire 'Howard Hughes (I)' (qv), starting with his early filmmaking years as owner of RKO studios but mostly focusing on his role in designing and promoting new aircraft. Hughes was a risk-taker spending several fortunes on designing experimental aircraft and eventually founding TWA a…s a rival to Pan AM airlines owned by his great rival Juan Trippe. When Trippe's politico Senator Ralph 'Owen Brewster (I)' (qv) accuses Hughes of being a war profiteer, it's Hughes who gains the upper hand. Hughes also had many women in his life including a long relationship with actress 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv). From an early age however, Hughes was also germophobic and would have severe bouts of mental illness. (Read More)

Themes:
autism blackmail 
Characters:
professor 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
genius bonfire newsreel footage inventor marriage proposal woman fire based on true story title spoken by character flashback 

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The Social Network (2010)
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The Social Network (2010)

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. …A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. (Read More)

Story:
cracking cracker arrogance genius job interview reference to adolf hitler what happened to epilogue nerd nonlinear timeline computer fire based on true story three word title 

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)

"Farewell, My Concubine" is a movie with two parallel, intertwined stories. It is the story of two performers in the Beijing Opera, stage brothers, and the woman who comes between them. At the same time, it attempts to do no less than squeeze the entire political history of China in the twentieth ce…ntury into a three-hour time-frame. (Read More)

Themes:
blackmail suicide death 
Characters:
homosexuality homosexual 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
arrogance engagement evacuation apple woman fire flashback 

Breach (2007) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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Breach (2007)

In February, 2001, Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, is arrested for spying. Jump back two months: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Hanssen and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation… of Hanssen's sexual habits. Within weeks, the crusty Hanssen, a devout Catholic, has warmed to O'Neill, who grows to respect Hanssen. O'Neill's wife resents Hanssen's intrusiveness; the personal and professional stakes get higher. How they catch Hanssen and why he spies become the film's story. Can O'Neill help catch red-handed "the worst spy in history" and hold onto his personal life? (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Story:
classified information secrecy code newsreel footage what happened to epilogue secret agent gay slur spy computer based on true story title spoken by character flashback 

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Child 44 (2015)
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Child 44 (2015)

Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn't exist. The state would not hear of… the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case. (Read More)

Themes:
bullying blackmail suicide 
Characters:
bully detective 
Period:
1930s 1950s 1940s 
Story:
reference to josef stalin crying man secret agent spy based on true story flashback 

The Good Shepherd (2006)
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The Good Shepherd (2006)

Laconic and self-contained, Edward Wilson heads CIA covert operations during the Bay of Pigs. The agency suspects that Castro was tipped, so Wilson looks for the leak. As he investigates, he recalls, in a series of flashbacks, his father's death, student days at Yale (poetry; Skull and Bones), recru…itment into the fledgling OSS, truncated affairs, a shotgun marriage, cutting his teeth on spy craft in London, distance from his son, the emergence of the Cold War, and relationships with agency, British, and Soviet counterparts. We watch his idealism give way to something else: disclosing the nature of that something else is at the heart of the film's narration as he closes in on the leak. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
homosexual 
Period:
year 1939 1950s 1940s world war two 
Story:
bomb shelter reference to winston churchill top secret newsreel footage reference to adolf hitler fired from the job spy three word title flashback 

Sneakers (1992)
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Sneakers (1992)

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the… capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the Government after all... (Read More)

Locations:
bar 
Characters:
professor 
Story:
cryptographer encryption cryptography mathematician secrecy top secret mathematics game spy computer flashback 

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A Single Man (2009) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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A Single Man (2009)

It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim's family were not going to… tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual orientation; and Kenny Potter, one of his students, who seems to be curious about his professor beyond English class. (Read More)

Themes:
homophobia suicide death 
Locations:
london england england bar 
Characters:
professor homosexuality homosexual 
Period:
1940s 
Story:
college professor male hustler envelope persecution woman voice over narration flashback 

Dunkirk (2017)
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Dunkirk (2017)

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

Themes:
death 
Locations:
u boat england 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
burning torpedo evacuation confrontation nonlinear timeline death of friend fire based on true story title spoken by character 

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)
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Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a… covert operative. Or so Barris said. (Read More)

Themes:
suicide death 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
bible homosexual 
Period:
1930s 1950s 1940s 
Story:
reference to albert einstein secret agent marriage proposal nonlinear timeline gay slur spy voice over narration flashback 

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The Bank Job (2008)
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The Bank Job (2008)

Business is slow for Terry Leather, a London car dealer, married with children. He's an artful dodger, so Martine, a former model with a thing for him, brings him her scheme: a bank's alarm is off for a couple weeks, so let's tunnel into the vault. He assembles a team, not realizing her real goal is… a safe-deposit box with compromising photos of a royal: she needs the photos to trade for avoiding a jail sentence - and MI-5, or is it MI-6, is pulling the strings two steps removed. A Trinidadian thug, a high-end bordello owner, and a pornographer also have things stored in the vault, so the break-in threatens many a powerful personage. Is there any way these amateurs can pull it off? (Read More)

Themes:
blackmail robbery death 
Locations:
london england england 
Story:
united kingdom railway station what happened to epilogue nonlinear timeline death of friend woman based on true story 

The Fifth Estate (2013) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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The Fifth Estate (2013)

The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Bruhl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak covert da…ta, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world's most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them? (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Mood:
archive footage 
Locations:
london england bar 
Story:
social engineering classified information confidentiality encryption information leak secrets reference to albert einstein code fired from the job computer three word title title spoken by character flashback 

From Russia With Love (1963)
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From Russia With Love (1963)

James Bond 007 is on the search for a Russian decoding machine, known as Lektor. Bond needs to find this machine, before the evil SPECTRE organization discovers it first. Whilst being romantically linked with Russian girl, Tatiana Romanova, Bond sneaks his way around Istanbul, whilst each SPECTRE ag…ent tries to pick him off, including the over powering Donald 'Red' Grant and ex-KGB agent Rosa Klebb who knows all the tricks in the books and even possesses an incredible poison tipped shoe! (Read More)

Locations:
london england 
Story:
decoder decoding cryptography machine railway station secret agent death of friend woman spy fire 

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Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi (1982)

In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling in a first class compartment. Gandhi realizes that the laws are biased against Indians and decides to start a non-violent protest campaign for the rights of all Indians in South Africa. After numerous arrests and t…he unwanted attention of the world, the government finally relents by recognizing rights for Indians, though not for the native blacks of South Africa. After this victory, Gandhi is invited back to India, where he is now considered something of a national hero. He is urged to take up the fight for India's independence from the British Empire. Gandhi agrees, and mounts a non-violent non-cooperation campaign of unprecedented scale, coordinating millions of Indians nationwide. There are some setbacks, such as violence against the protesters and Gandhi's occasional imprisonment. Nevertheless, the campaign generates great attention, and Britain faces intense public pressure. Too weak from World War II to continue enforcing its will in India, Britain finally grants India's independence. Indians celebrate this victory, but their troubles are far from over. Religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims erupt into nation-wide violence. Gandhi declares a hunger strike, saying he will not eat until the fighting stops. The fighting does stop eventually, but the country is divided. It is decided that the northwest area of India, and eastern part of India (current day Bangladesh), both places wh… (Read More)

Locations:
london england england 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1940s world war two 
Story:
in medias res reference to albert einstein bonfire newsreel footage railway station nonlinear timeline based on true story title spoken by character 

Cinderella Man (2005)
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Cinderella Man (2005)

During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock--a.k.a. the Cinderella Man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the Am…erican populace who had hit rock bottom. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him--his family--was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief. But deep inside, Jim Braddock never relinquished his determination. Driven by love, honor and an incredible dose the ones who are do of grit, he willed an impossible dream to come true. In a last-chance bid to help his family, Braddock returned to the ring. No one thought he had a shot. However Braddock, fueled by something beyond mere competition, kept winning. Suddenly, the ordinary working man became the mythic athlete. Carrying the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised on his shoulders, Braddock rocketed through the ranks, until this underdog chose to do the unthinkable: take on the heavyweight champ of the world, the unstoppable Max Baer, renowned for having killed two men in the ring. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Period:
1920s 1930s 
Story:
year 1928 thought ends with biographical notes arrogance despair loss of friend what happened to epilogue death of friend based on true story title spoken by character flashback 

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Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's… not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Themes:
blackmail death 
Characters:
bible detective 
Period:
1920s 1930s 
Story:
year 1928 ends with biographical notes despair sexism railway station what happened to epilogue woman voice over narration based on true story flashback 

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Evita (1996)
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Evita (1996)

High-flying, adored! The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting the infamous real-life story of Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity …works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
bar 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1950s 1940s 
Story:
in medias res newsreel footage railway station woman voice over narration fire 

Allied (2016)
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Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a… car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? (Read More)

Subgenre:
tragedy 
Themes:
suicide death 
Locations:
london england england 
Characters:
police officer 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
subterfuge intelligence agent top secret reference to adolf hitler secret agent woman spy fire title spoken by character flashback 

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
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I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lif…estyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Characters:
homosexuality police officer homosexual 
Story:
social engineering closeted gay man job interview crying man what happened to epilogue coming out gay slur computer voice over narration based on true story title spoken by character flashback 

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V For Vendetta (2005) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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V For Vendetta (2005)

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, …after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in. (Read More)

Themes:
homophobia robbery death 
Locations:
london england england 
Characters:
police detective homosexuality detective homosexual 
Story:
visionary great britain evacuation confrontation woman voice over narration fire flashback 

The Dressmaker (2015)
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The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:
bullying suicide 
Locations:
london england 
Characters:
bully 
Period:
1950s 
Story:
year 1951 bonfire loss of friend marriage proposal death of friend woman voice over narration fire flashback 

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Subgenre:
tragedy 
Themes:
blackmail suicide death 
Locations:
bar 
Period:
1920s 1950s 1940s 
Story:
multiple time frames railway station reference to adolf hitler nonlinear timeline woman flashback 

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Ivan's Childhood (1962)
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Ivan's Childhood (1962)

During World War II, 12-year old Ivan works as a spy on the eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child.

Themes:
suicide 
Mood:
archive footage 
Characters:
crying boy 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
newsreel footage apple spy voice over narration flashback 

Valkyrie (2008) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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Valkyrie (2008)

In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convince…d he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so, he arranges for the internal emergency measure, Operation: Valkyrie, to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of the Fuhrer. However, even as the plan is put into action, a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the greater one gripping Europe. (Read More)

Subgenre:
tragedy 
Themes:
suicide death 
Period:
1940s world war two 
Story:
enigma machine air raid siren cyanide bomb shelter what happened to epilogue voice over narration based on true story title spoken by character 

Steve Jobs (2015)
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Steve Jobs (2015)

His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO …of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs. (Read More)

Story:
reference to alan turing reference to albert einstein genius apple fired from the job argument computer based on true story title spoken by character 

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Pi (1998)
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Pi (1998)

Max is a genius mathematician who's built a supercomputer at home that provides something that can be understood as a key for understanding all existence. Representatives both from a Hasidic cabalistic sect and high-powered Wall Street firm hear of that secret and attempt to seduce him.

Themes:
death 
Story:
mathematician code mathematics genius game computer voice over narration title spoken by character 

Fair Game 2018 Director's Cut' (2010)
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Fair Game 2018 Director's Cut' (2010)

Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Themes:
death 
Mood:
archive footage 
Locations:
bar 
Story:
information leak reference to winston churchill top secret reference to adolf hitler game secret agent fired from the job woman spy computer based on true story title spoken by character 

Sid And Nancy (1986) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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Sid And Nancy (1986)

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death a…nd Sid is arrested for her murder. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
london england england bar 
Story:
reference to queen elizabeth ii great britain united kingdom despair nonlinear timeline gay slur fire 

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The Last Emperor (1987)
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The Last Emperor (1987)

This sweeping account of the life of Pu-Yi, the last emperor of China, follows the leader's tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu-Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxu…ry but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu-Yi knew is dramatically upended. (Read More)

Themes:
suicide 
Period:
1920s 1930s 1950s 1940s world war two 
Story:
newsreel footage railway station nonlinear timeline fire three word title 

The Prestige (2006)
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The Prestige (2006)

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival ma…gicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. (Read More)

Subgenre:
tragedy 
Themes:
suicide death 
Locations:
london england bar 
Characters:
police officer 
Story:
encryption in medias res invention inventor argument nonlinear timeline voice over narration fire title spoken by character flashback 

The Railway Man (2013)
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The Railway Man (2013)

Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatised and shut off from the world. Years later,… he met Patti, a beautiful woman, on a train and fell in love. Patti was determined to rid Eric of his demons. Discovering that the young Japanese officer who haunted her husband was still alive, she faced a terrible decision. Should Eric be given a chance to confront his tormentor? Would she stand by him, whatever he did? (Read More)

Themes:
suicide 
Period:
world war two 
Story:
ends with biographical notes railway station loss of friend reference to adolf hitler what happened to epilogue woman based on true story flashback 

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L.a. Confidential (1997) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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L.a. Confidential (1997)

1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; …Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. (Read More)

Subgenre:
tragedy 
Themes:
blackmail death 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
police detective detective police officer 
Period:
1950s 
Story:
police interrogation death of friend gay slur voice over narration flashback 

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man wh…ose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:
robbery death 
Characters:
police detective detective police officer homosexual 
Story:
man crying crying man nonlinear timeline woman gay slur title spoken by character flashback 

U-571 (2000)
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U-571 (2000)

In the midst of World War II, the battle below the seas rages. The Nazis have the upper edge as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. That is, until a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, and the Allies realize this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'. But masquerading …as Nazis and taking over the U-boat is the smallest of their problems. The action really begins when they get stranded on the U-boat. (Read More)

Locations:
u boat 
Period:
world war two 
Story:
enigma machine encryption cryptography torpedo code title spoken by character 

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Premium Rush (2012)
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Premium Rush (2012)

Wilee is one of 1,500 bike couriers in Manhattan who rides on the edge by having a bike with no brakes. On this day, Wilee has a delivery that is so valuable that a corrupt NYC Detective, who needs the money, begins to chase Wilee throughout the city to get it before the envelope is delivered.

Locations:
bar 
Characters:
police detective detective 
Story:
envelope in medias res nonlinear timeline voice over narration title spoken by character flashback 

Mona Lisa Smile (2003) is one of the best movies like The Imitation Game (2014)
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s, and has a passion not only for art but for her students. For the most part, the students all seem to be biding their time, waiting to fin…d the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Altough a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college. (Read More)

Themes:
prejudice 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
professor 
Period:
1950s 
Story:
engagement ring mathematics newsreel footage fired from the job marriage proposal woman voice over narration 

On The Road (2012)
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On The Road (2012)

Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the Am…erican southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives. (Read More)

Subgenre:
gay interest 
Themes:
death 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
homosexuality police officer 
Period:
1950s 1940s 
Story:
year 1951 post world war two man crying gay slur voice over narration three word title title spoken by character flashback 

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