10 best movies like Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)

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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe 2016
Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.
List of the best movies like Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016): Hannah Arendt, Queen of the Desert, North Face, Mr. Turner, MacArthur, Game Change, Nowhere in Africa, Steve Jobs, Woman Walks Ahead, The Lady.

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Hannah Arendt (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryGermany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration01:53

HANNAH ARENDT is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever heard before. Her work instantly provokes a furious scandal, and Arendt stands strong as she is attacked by friends and foes alike. But as the German-Jewish émigré also struggles to suppress her own painful associations with the past, the film exposes her beguiling blend of arrogance and vulnerability — revealing a soul defined and derailed by exile.

Queen of the Desert (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

North Face (2008)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history, sport
CountryGermany, Austria, Luxembourg
Duration02:06

North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.

Mr. Turner (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration02:30

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.

MacArthur (1977)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:10

The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.

Game Change (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists. Directed by Jay Roach, who previously directed the HBO film Recount and the Austin Powers movies, Game Change premiered on HBO on March 10th, 2012.

Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany
Duration02:21

A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening gown. While Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor.

Steve Jobs (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:31

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Woman Walks Ahead (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, western, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

In 1890, Catherine Weldon, a painter from New York, travels to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes involved in the struggle of the Lakota people to get the Government respects their rights over the land where they live.

The Lady (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Thailand
Duration02:12

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

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Luther (2003)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration02:03

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

A United Kingdom (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:31

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

Breakthrough (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Tragedy strikes when a woman named Joyce's son falls through the ice on a frozen lake and is trapped underwater for over 15 minutes. After being rushed to the hospital, the 14-year-old boy continues to fight for his life as Joyce, her husband and their pastor stay by his bedside and pray for a miracle.

Killing Lincoln (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln. From Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, and narrated by Tom Hanks, National Geographic Channel's first ever docudrama, Killing Lincoln, based on the New York Times bestseller, combines re-creations with historical insight in a thrilling chronicle of the final days of President Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

Machuca (2004)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryChile, Spain, United Kingdom, France

Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) St. Patrick to allow free admission of some proletarian kids. One of them is Pedro Machuca, slum-raised son of the cleaning lady in Gonzalo Infante's liberal-bourgeois home. Yet the new classmates become buddies, paradoxically protesting together as Gonzalo gets adopted by Pedro's slum family and gang. But the adults spoil that too, not in the least when general Pinochet's coup ousts Allende, and supporters such as McEnroe.

Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:49

Jimmy Gralton returns from New York and reopens his beloved community hall, only to meet opposition from the local parish.

Desert Flower (2009)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France
Duration02:00

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.

The Happy Prince (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration02:17

In 1895, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was the most famous writer in London, and Bosie Douglas, son of the notorious Marquess of Queensberry, was his lover. Accused and convicted of gross indecency, he was imprisoned for two years and subjected to hard labor. Once free, he abandons England to live in France, where he will spend his last years, haunted by memories of the past, poverty and immense sadness.

Augustine: The Decline of the Roman Empire (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly, Germany, Poland
Duration03:10

Augustine is a two-part, Italian-made mini-series about the influential theologian and church father Augustine of Hippo. The piece tells the story of his life from a teenager to his death at the age of 69.Much of the content for the scenes of him as a young and middle-aged man come from his Confessions, which is probably the earliest extant autobiography.

A Taxi Driver (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50

May, 1980. Man-seob is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry's glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama. Allied with a team of unusual but brilliant people, they went on to create the longest running science fiction series ever made.

Reds (1981)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:15

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant (1885-1936).

Rembrandt (1999)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Germany, Netherlands
Duration01:46

This French-German-Dutch biopic on the life of 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is told in flashbacks from the point-of-view of the aged artist. Soon after establishing his career as a painter in Amsterdam, he marries the radiant Saskia. As he makes a name for himself, he can soon afford to buy a large house by teaching wealthy aristocrats how to paint. However, the couple's happiness is short-lived; Saskia dies soon after bearing their son, Titus. Crushed, van Rijn seeks comfort first in the arms of his maid Geertje and then with his second wife, Hendrickje, who gives birth to a daughter. In spite of his genius, van Rijn's determinedly eccentric behavior alienates the very members of the elite who were paying his bills. At one point, the artist's home and belongings, including many of his paintings, are seized and sold for humiliatingly low prices in a rigged auction.

Napoleon (1927)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryFrance
Duration05:13

A massive 5 1/2 hour biopic of Napoleon, tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797 (the film stops there because it was intended to be part one of six, but director Abel Gance never raised the money to make the other five). The film's legendary reputation is due to the astonishing range of techniques that Gance uses to tell his story, culminating in the final twenty-minute triptych sequence, which alternates widescreen panoramas with complex multiple- image montages projected simultaneously on three screens.

Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryBrazil

The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.

The Postman (1994)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryItaly, France, Belgium

Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

Race (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryCanada, Germany, France
Duration02:40

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice Van Houten and William Hurt - Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.

The Message (1976)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryLebanon, Kuwait, Morocco, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Duration02:57

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

Jackie (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, France, Chile, China, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:55

An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.




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