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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: journalism, murder, loneliness, moral dilemma, crimes, lifestyle, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, prison, writers, storytelling, murderer, trial, homosexual, research, death sentence, diary, death row, hanging, neighbor, execution ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, 60s, 50s, year 1959, year 1960
Place: kansas, usa, turkey, spain, alabama, europe

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Most similar movies to Capote

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and talky films with plots about murder, death, runaway, storytelling, mentor, greed and justice mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Capote: Infamous (2006), Papillon (1973), In Cold Blood (1967), Blow (2001), The Irishman (2019). 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: sincere, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, obsession, writer's life, friendship, human nature, crimes, obsessive quest, fame, gossip and rumors, journalism, manipulation ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
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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, captivating, tense, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, prison life, criminal heroes, false accusation, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch, hopes, life sentence, low lives ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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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, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, confession, gas station, on the run, interrogation, hanging, death row, friendship, execution, true crime, farmer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1960, year 1959, 1960s ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, missouri, iowa ...
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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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, gangsters, drug abuse, drug addiction, organized crime, friendship, drug use, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: california, latin america, mexico, colombia, usa ...
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100%
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 7.9
 272K
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, italian mafia, high society, father daughter relationship, arrest, bribery, american politics, prison ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: florida, cuba
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, dark
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, who done it, life is a bitch, danger, legal, police detective, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1978
Place: utah, usa, seattle, seattle washington, florida
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43%
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: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 41K
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, injustice, convict, legal action, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, prison, legal, life is a bitch, investigation, trial ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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41%
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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
Place: usa, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota
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41%
 7.0
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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, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, special agents, crimes, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, indiana, michigan, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, depression, gang, sheriff, rivalry, crime, vengeance, crimes, tragic hero, old west, downfall ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, gloomy, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: vandalism, hanging, juvenile delinquency, friendship, murder, injustice, jury, capital punishment, courtroom drama, youth, prank, legal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 99K
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, uncover truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, australia, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 229K
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, tense, heartbreaking, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, missing person, uncover truth, insanity, serial killer, police, corruption, life is a bitch, desperation, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
⇓ 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, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, redemption, crime, introspection, prison life, human nature, deadly, crimes, confined ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: investigation, moral dilemma, cheating, contests and competitions, media, prejudice, ethics, fame, advertising, corruption, greed, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, deadly, confined, haunted by the past, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, warden, alcatraz, redemption, life sentence, self discovery, rebel, rehabilitation, obstacle, human spirit, defiant, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, realistic, serious, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: murder, gay relationship, playwright, prodigy, profanity, rebelliousness, unsuccessful, couple relations, writer's life, unfulfillment, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe, morocco, australia, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, price of justice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, california, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
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Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, gangsters, crime, corruption, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, illness, crimes, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1995, year 2011, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 115K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands
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, society, robbery, crime, loneliness, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, violence spree, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, injustice, lawyer, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, drug smuggling, racial slur, sadism, rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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, friendship, hollywood, filmmaking, sex addict, tv show, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.7
 965K
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, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1955 ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, murder, mental illness, mentally unstable, social misfits, losing-it hero, crimes, deadly, killer, celebrity, alone, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, cover up, starlet, showbiz, actor's life, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, friendship, police detective, testimony, bribery, district attorney, crime, redemption, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, obsession, depression, hypocrisy, suicide, robbery, hijacking, airport, revenge, airplane, head of state, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 82K
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, painter, court case, ambition, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, creativity, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 50s ...
Place: hawaii, california, san francisco, usa, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%