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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: talky, captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events, sincere, tense, dramatic, enigmatic, cerebral ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gay, writer's life, magazine, death, death row, literature, warden, hanging, diary, execution, research, trial, homosexual, neighbor, crimes, new yorker, identity, dream, moral dilemma, death penalty, artists and showbiz, confined, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1959, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, turkey, europe, alabama, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and dramatic films with plots about murder, death, runaway, greed, storytelling, mentor and justice mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Capote: Infamous (2006), Papillon (1973), In Cold Blood (1967), Blow (2001), Frost/Nixon (2008). 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: talky, serious, tense, witty, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, obsession, murder, friendship, investigation, execution, hanging, respect, newspaper, homosexual, singer, death penalty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, mexico, manhattan new york city, new york
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100%
 8.0
 108K
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, captivating, tense, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: human spirit, prison life, false accusation, prison, criminal heroes, escape attempt, adventure, hopes, life is a bitch, life sentence, low lives, prison escape ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 21K
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, tense, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, true crime, crime, farmer, on the run, friendship, death row, police investigation, hanging, gas station, confession, execution ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, midwest, mexico, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 218K
Blow (2001)
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
Plot: rise and fall, drug lord, drug dealing, drug abuse, drug addiction, friendship, gangsters, cocaine, blind ambition, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: latin america, california, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 95K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
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: journalism, reporter, politics, president, scandal, lie, loneliness, tv show, politician, journalist, head of state, usa president ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1974
Place: california, usa, sydney australia, australia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, police, drug lord, drug dealing, crime, gangsters, ira, tragic hero, price of justice, uncover truth ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France, UK
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, capital punishment, injustice, juvenile delinquency, friendship, vandalism, jury, hanging, death row, crime, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: talky, sincere, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: loneliness, journalism, writer's life, artists and showbiz, media, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, dog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 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, true crime, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, killer, troubled past, investigation, journalism, uncover truth, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: utah, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, clever, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, murder, playwright, prodigy, writer's life, gay relationship, lgbt, rebelliousness, tragic love, artists and showbiz, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: england, europe, morocco, australia, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, assassination, coward, idol, gang, reward, fame, sheriff, robbery, snow, depression, crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 346K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, psychological, talky, tense, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, catholicism, conspiracy, pedophilia, catholic church, sex scandal, child abuse, lawyer, twists & turns, moral ambiguity, newspaper ...
Time: year 1976, year 2002, year 2001
Place: boston, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, fighting the system, communism, government, politician, communist, paranoia, tv show, media, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, california, pentagon, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, nun, lethal injection, death penalty, redemption, court, forgiveness, confession, funeral, letter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 113K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
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, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, cross dressing, corruption, surveillance, fbi, ambition, notoriety, homosexual, repression, communism, secretary, sexual tension ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, united states, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Laramie Project (2002)
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 ...
Plot: small town, murder, violence, sexuality, politics, interview, coming out, jury, hypocrisy, sin, gays and lesbians, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, death row, execution, capital punishment, prison, going straight, crime, introspection, suicide attempt, prison life, confined, crimes ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: fighting the system, death row, murder, death, intern, professor, reporter, journalist, investigation, false accusation, death sentence, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, rough, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: death row, serial killer, prison, murder, redemption, crime, prison life, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, deadly, human nature ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 19K
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, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, crime, gangsters, power relations, crimes, rise and fall, politics, arson, political corruption, power, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: michigan, usa, new york, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, ira, gangsters, crime, tragic hero, drug dealing, rise and fall, uncover truth, idealism, drug abuse ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 31K
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: talky, gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, neo noir, hollywood, murder, jealousy, suicide, mystery, loss of son, lesbian, loss of loved one, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, warden, alcatraz, redemption, bird, life sentence, rehabilitation, human spirit, rebel, prisoner, birds, isolation ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.7
 370K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, crimes, code, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Helter Skelter (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, fugitives, journalism, leadership, obsession, legends and myths, religions or cults, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 16K
Flawless (1999)
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, friendship, culture clash, disability, gender bending, gender, friends, gay, loneliness, prejudice, hotel, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, injustice, lawyer, brutality, torture, prison life, escape, masturbation, escape attempt, smuggling, muslim, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, murder, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, killer, social misfits, assassination, mental illness, deadly, misfit, unfulfillment, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: 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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, fighting the system, convict, legal action, murder, courtroom, prison, hopes, legal, life is a bitch, injustice, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, serious, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, media, workplace, workaholic, research, suspicion, career, blind ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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