Movies like Capote

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Capote (2005)
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric, tense, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: writers, journalism, murder, crimes, loneliness, moral dilemma, lifestyle, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, prison, storytelling, murderer, trial, homosexual, research, death sentence, diary, death row, media, hanging, weirdo ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1960, year 1959
Place: kansas, usa, new york, turkey, spain, europe, new orleans ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, interesting and talky films with plots about murder, crimes, death, runaway, mentor, storytelling and greed mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Capote: Infamous (2006), Papillon (1973), In Cold Blood (1967), The Irishman (2019), Blow (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, obsession, writer's life, friendship, human nature, crimes, obsessive quest, fame, journalism, gossip and rumors, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
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 8.0
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Papillon (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, tense, captivating, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, human spirit, criminal heroes, false accusation, prison life, solitary, life sentence, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, confession, hanging, execution, friendship, death sentence, drifter, on the run, death row, interrogation, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959, 60s ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, las vegas, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.9
 298K
The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, thought provoking, epic
Plot: mafia, life, hitman, organized crime, labor union, high society, italian mafia, father daughter relationship, arrest, bribery, prison, murder ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, chicago illinois, florida, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
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Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug use, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, usa, mexico, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, dark
Plot: serial killer, murder, legal, psychopath, uncover truth, life is a bitch, who done it, investigation, police investigation, crimes, police detective, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1978, 70s
Place: utah, seattle, usa, seattle washington, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: sincere, serious, philosophical, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, journalism, media, artists and showbiz, existentialism, book, friendship, depression, death, trust, writer's block ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota, illinois, new york, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, death sentence, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, legal, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial, law school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, gang, depression, rivalry, sheriff, crimes, crime, vengeance, old west, downfall, resentment ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1890s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, gender, unfulfillment, writer's life, couples, deadly, prodigy, unsuccessful, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1953 ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 101K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, president, reporter, politics, tv show, loneliness, scandal, power struggle, lie, mind game, uncover truth, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, australia, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 63K
Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: cheating, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, tv show, contests and competitions, media, fame, advertising, ethics, prejudice, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 277K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, crimes, special agents, fbi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, romania, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, injustice, friendship, jury, vandalism, hanging, murder, death sentence, capital punishment, courtroom drama, law enforcer killer, profanity ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 21K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political intrigue, political corruption, working class, rebellion, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, empathy, redemption, crime, crimes, deadly, prison life, human nature, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 83K
Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, creativity, painter, court case, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, ambition, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, confined, law enforcement, deadly, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.7
 986K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, shooting, friendship, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, bronx new york city, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 233K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, sentimental, tense, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, life is a bitch, disorder, insanity, serial killer, corruption, loss of son, desperation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 13K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, hollywood, tv show, filmmaking, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 117K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, rough, realistic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, social misfits, violence spree, society, robbery, crime, crimes, confined, criminal heroes, human nature, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.5
 32K
Hollywoodland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, fame, mystery, uncover truth, starlet, cover up, crimes, actor's life, showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prison, bird, warden, alcatraz, solitary, redemption, life sentence, self discovery, rebel, rehabilitation, defiant, obstacle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, hypocrisy, obsession, depression, robbery, revenge, airport, head of state, assassination attempt, attempted murder, planned murder, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, emotional, tense ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gangsters, investigation, strong female character, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, amsterdam, california, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 10K
Chapter 27 (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The movie takes place in the three days leading up to Lennon's murder and is intended to be an exploration of Chapman's psyche, without putting substantial emphasis on the murder. The title "Chapter 27" suggests a continuation of ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, murder, social misfits, losing-it hero, mental illness, mentally unstable, crimes, deadly, killer, celebrity, alone, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 153K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, brutal, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, crime, gang, twins, rise and fall, violence, mental illness, organized crime, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, violent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 2000 ...
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 5K
Jamesy Boy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, friendship, mother son reunion, prison life, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, confined, mentor, criminal, brother sister relationship, anger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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