Movies like Capote

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Capote (2005)
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Capote
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: talky, captivating, serious, realistic, dramatic, enigmatic, cerebral, sincere, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: writer's life, journalism, murder, literature, death, death penalty, writing, prison, manipulation, drinking, loneliness, book, investigation, pornography, friendship, character study, writers, eccentricity, crime, crimes, obsession, greed, complex characters, storytelling, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1960, year 1959, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, turkey, europe, alabama, spain
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Papillon
Biography, Crime, Drama
France, USA
151 min.
 8.0
Birdman of Alcatraz
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
147 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Capote

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, serious and talky films with plots about mentor, runaway, greed, adaptation, storytelling, brutality and dialogue mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Capote: Infamous (2006), In Cold Blood (1967), Papillon (1973), J. Edgar (2011), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Infamous
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: talky, witty, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, friendship, investigation, book, writer's life, drinking, manipulation, storytelling, writing, small town, homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, mexico, manhattan new york city
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 8.0
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In Cold Blood
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, tense, gloomy, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, crime gone awry, investigation, courtroom, justice, dysfunctional family, jazz, criminal heroes, death penalty, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, midwest, iowa, mexico ...
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 8.0
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Papillon
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, captivating, inspirational, tense, suspense ...
Plot: human spirit, prison escape, free spirit, runaway, survival, friendship, unlikely friendships, destiny, false accusation, character study, prison life, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, latin america
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J. Edgar
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: stylized, serious, bleak, realistic, factual ...
Plot: cross dressing, corruption, surveillance, fbi, organized crime, politics, homosexuality, gay, government agency, investigation, aging, kidnapping ...
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 20s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new jersey, united states, washington d.c.
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Birdman of Alcatraz
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, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, redemption, birds, murder, rehabilitation, warden, fighting the system, corruption, human spirit, mentor, death penalty ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, kansas
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Quiz Show
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: clever, witty, intellectual, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, television, manipulation, lawyer, corruption, greed, cheating, idealism, manipulations, reality tv, cons and scams, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, boston
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10 Rillington Place
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, british, death, unlikely criminals, police investigation, death penalty, social differences, justice, greed, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: england, london, boston, europe, usa ...
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    User:   62%
 
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
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, stylized, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, assassination, crime, paranoia, vengeance, assassin, storytelling, violence, death, murder, criminal heroes, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 1880s
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    User:   51%
 
The Laramie Project
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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    User:   55%
 
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Foxcatcher
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, murder, sport, olympics, violence, drugs/alcohol, wrestling, mentor, psychology, athlete and trainer, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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Auto Focus
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: psychological, serious, gloomy, sexual, dark ...
Plot: obsession, addiction, friendship, pornography, murder, infidelity, male nudity, drugs, hollywood, sex addict, actor's life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1965 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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    User:   47%
 
The Onion Field
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: bleak, serious, dramatic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, kidnapping, police, courtroom, guilt, chase, police corruption, justice, corruption, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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    User:   49%
 
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Blow
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, boston ...
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon
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, gloomy, serious, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: depression, corruption, obsession, suicide, vietnam war, mental illness, paranoia, business, assassination, violence, assassin, drinking ...
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Place: vietnam
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Bernie
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, crime, death, unlikely criminals, small town life, segregation, social relations, character study, greed, funeral home, unlikely couple ...
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Place: texas, usa, california
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Frost/Nixon
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, France
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: talky, clever, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, journalism, president, television, loneliness, political corruption, paranoia, justice, guilt, reporter, political, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1977
Place: california, usa, australia, washington d.c., sydney australia ...
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Dance with a Stranger
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, reflective, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, murder, crime, vengeance, tragedy, adultery, relationships, visceral, dangerous attraction, british, brutality, death ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, london, california
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Hoffa
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: serious, captivating, factual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gangsters, politics, mafia, organized crime, corruption, violence, rise and fall, betrayal, murder, crime, conspiracy, prison ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: michigan, usa, new jersey, new york, detroit ...
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Chopper
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, stylized, cynical, serious ...
Plot: crime, prison, violence, brutality, australian, blood, drinking, murder, drugs/alcohol, violent, gangsters, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
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Flawless
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: culture clash, disability, friendship, gay, loneliness, prejudice, hotel, violence, storytelling, love, transvestism, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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    User:   50%
 
 6.8
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Hellsinki
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Besides the journey of Tomppa and Krisu, the main characters of the film, Rööperi tells the story of Gypsy Kari, Arska, Bisquit, Uki and a bunch of other bad boys and criminals; it tells of their memorable and unscrupulous journey from crime and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, prison, finnish, heist, drugs, gangster, crimes, gangs, brutality, storytelling, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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Experimenter
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: psychology, science, mentor, human nature, storytelling, humanity, couple relations, controversy, experiment, inventions and discoveries, life & death, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: usa, yale university
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Citizen X
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, mystery, psychiatrist, politics, russian, undercover cop, corruption, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: russia, soviet union
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Nixon
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: epic, serious, factual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, president, conspiracy, corruption, paranoia, head of state, world politics, political, rise and fall, race issues, greed, assassination ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, texas, washington d.c., china
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Prick Up Your Ears
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, serious, clever, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, murder, death, obsession, male nudity, prodigy, mental illness, relationships, life & death, homosexuality, character study, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1967 ...
Place: england, london, europe, brighton, australia ...
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System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
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Mr. Turner
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 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.
Style: clever, stylized, atmospheric, light, serious ...
Plot: artist, art, eccentricity, aging, obsession, storytelling, artists and showbiz, drinking, loneliness, life philosophy, dialogue, elderly ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1820s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, holland
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
The Conspirator
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: captivating, talky, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, courtroom, lawyer, president, courtroom drama, civil war, idealism, justice, sacrifice, american civil war, death ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1860s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c.
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System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 7.1
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Owning Mahowny
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, casino, crime, money, addiction, police investigation, hotel, unlikely criminals, greed, character study, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, canada, atlantic city new jersey
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System:   47%
    User:   41%
 

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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: talky, serious, sincere, intellectual, philosophical ...
Plot: journalism, existentialism, loneliness, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, writer's life, character study, dialogue driven, literature ...
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