Movies like Charlie Wilson's War

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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
 7.1
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: talky, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking, biting, entertaining, dramatic ...
Plot: cia, cold war, politics, congress, refugee camp, helicopter, womanizer, millionaire, muslim, russian, politician, deception, political intrigue, drugs/alcohol, political unrest, ladykiller, rocket launcher, alcohol, law enforcement, state affairs, special agents, anti heroes, arms dealer, arms dealing, propaganda ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, middle east, israel, texas, helsinki finland ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, dramatic and interesting films with plots about politics, dialogue, storytelling, state affairs, greed, mentor and corruption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like Charlie Wilson's War: Bridge of Spies (2015), Wag the Dog (1997), Frost/Nixon (2008), W. (2008), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, dramatic ...
Plot: cold war, cia, legal, lawyer, spy, espionage, pilot, undercover, state affairs, government agency, rescue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1957, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: clever, talky, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: election campaign, political conspiracy, cia, rape, senator, presidential election, political corruption, politics, gulf war, war, election, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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 7.7
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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. ...
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W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: president, politics, iraq war, americana, election, patriotism, drugs/alcohol, head of state, rise to the top, white house, usa president, george w. bush ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
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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 ...
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58%
 7.7
 517K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, danger, behind enemy lines, american abroad, hostage, government agency, daring rescue, hollywood, government official, u.s. embassy, hidden identity, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 2001 ...
Place: usa, iran, langley virginia, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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 7.4
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, republican party, republican, election, conservative, stupidity, presidential election, state affairs, americana, ambition, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, year 2008
Place: usa, alaska, england, florida, washington d.c. ...
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56%
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Secret Honor (1984)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this speculative one-man drama, we see former President Richard Milhous Nixon alone in his study, dictating his thoughts into a tape recorder. His only company are a four-screen closed-circuit TV setup, the portraits on the walls, a bottle of ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, sincere, one man show ...
Plot: politics, head of state, rise and fall, introspection, state affairs, obsessive quest, destiny, political corruption, dishonesty, society, u.s. president, tragedy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, family in crisis, fighting the system, politician, secret service, journalism, dishonesty, state affairs, government agency, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1972, year 1995 ...
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Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, political unrest, kitchen, vietnam war, corruption, anti war, campaign, reporter, racial slur, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam, texas
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: clever, semi serious, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, extramarital affair, media, head of state, supportive spouse, white house, george w. bush, usa president, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, president, journalist, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, campaign, idealism, election, realism, ambition, media, state affairs, rise to the top, americana, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, clever, biting ...
Audience: date night
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
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Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, epic, atmospheric ...
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The Special Relationship (2010)
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Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, tricky ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dinner party, contests and competitions, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, workplace situations, fighting the system, ambition, workplace, dishonesty, media, misfit ...
Time: 80s
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, queen, mentally unstable, psychopath, kingdom, royal court, political unrest, royal family, state affairs, head of state, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
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Bulworth (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, biting ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: restaurant, buddies, introspection, friends, writer's life, starting over, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, hopes, existentialism, philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, poland
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The Second Civil War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho (Beau Bridges, who won an Emmy) defies the president (Phil Hartman) and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, civil war, illegal immigration, terrorism, translator, immigrants, betrayal, chaos and mayhem, culture clash, media satire ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, texas ...
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42%
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Duration: 112 min.
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Style: talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
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38%
The American President (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and ...
Style: clever, witty, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, pilot, businessman, aviation, obsession, millionaire, success, rise and fall, womanizer, u.s. congress, phobia, corruption ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, connecticut ...
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Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
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The Savages (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: professor, midlife crisis, depression, family, dying, neighbor, doctor, parents and children, family in crisis, mental illness, father figure, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, poland, new york state ...
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Being There (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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