Movies like Charlie Wilson's War

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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
 7.1
 100K
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: clever, realistic, thought provoking, humorous, factual, suspense, talky, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, politician, deception, political intrigue, muslim, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, political unrest, state affairs, special agents, danger, propaganda, party, friendship, refugee camp, helicopter, brutality, courage, russian, alcohol, rocket launcher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east, israel, pakistan ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, dramatic and talky films with plots about corruption, dialogue, runaway, political, politics, mentor and greed mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Charlie Wilson's War: W. (2008), Bridge of Spies (2015), Bobby (2006), Game Change (2012), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 44K
W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, 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: serious, sincere, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: president, politics, iraq war, americana, election, patriotism, head of state, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, george w. bush, usa president, white house ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, texas, yale university, washington d.c., iraq ...
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95%
 7.6
 254K
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: realistic, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, lawyer, pilot, rescue, justice, danger, spy, mission, secret agent, fighter pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.0
 40K
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, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, dishonesty, assassination, power relations, racial tension, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
 20K
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, campaign, republican party, presidential election, republican, election, conservative, stupidity, state affairs, americana, ambition, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: usa, alaska, russia, new hampshire, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, communism, government, communist, politician, paranoia, tv show, media, idealism, friendship, newspaper ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c., wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 97K
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: talky, clever, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, politics, journalist, president, scandal, lie, loneliness, tv show, politician, head of state, usa president ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1977
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 74K
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: political conspiracy, presidential election, election campaign, rape, cia, senator, political corruption, politics, gulf war, war, white house, election ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 26K
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, extramarital affair, presidential election, media, head of state, supportive spouse, usa president, george w. bush, white house, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.7
 530K
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, government official, u.s. embassy, hidden identity, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, iran, langley virginia, middle east, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, tricky ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, george w. bush, usa president, state affairs, couple relations, political intrigue, couples, friends, president, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, usa, london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: politics, investigation, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, journalist, president, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: talky, realistic, tense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, campaign, election, presidential campaign, intern, loyalty, political corruption, ambition, state affairs, morality, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Style: semi serious, talky, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: disability, king of england, queen, queen of england, park, head of state, state affairs, infidelity, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: new york, usa, england, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
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Nixon (1995)
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, government, political corruption, rise and fall, vietnam war, historical figure, usa president, campaign, presidential election, life is a bitch, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 2K
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, real time ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 50K
Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cold war, white house, military, president, nuclear threat, head of state, leadership, atomic bomb, usa president, threat, race against time ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, president, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.8
 24K
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 ...
Plot: politics, liberal, hip hop, political corruption, campaign, election campaign, political satire, senator, insurance, election, media satire, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, america, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 227K
Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, captivating, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, head of state, idealism, politics, speech, president, cultural conflict, white house, human spirit, battlefield, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 293K
The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: tense, intellectual, suspense, realistic, interesting ...
Plot: loan, finance, corruption, bank, economic crisis, morality, wall street, risk, analysis, expose, foreknowledge, economics ...
Time: 2000s, year 2007, year 2008
Place: manhattan new york city, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
Place: manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
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
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.8
 19K
State and Main (2000)
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
Plot: small town, statutory rape, amateur theater, filmmaking, nothing goes right, culture clash, showbiz, movie business, artists and showbiz, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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
Plot: white house, president, politics, widower, romance, fall in love, lobbyist, chief of staff, liberal, senator, head of state, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 58K
Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, teacher, self discovery, starting over, teachers and students, love, student life, college life, power relations, petty job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 205K
Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: leadership, protest, muslim, human spirit, freedom, idealism, politics, independence, hindu, british empire, assassination, lawyer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: india, england, asia, new delhi, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 115K
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: realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, notoriety, homosexual, communism, politician, state affairs, fighting crime, rise to the top, gossip and rumors, government official ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 12K
Bob Roberts (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, politics, political satire, election campaign, political campaign, senate, filmmaking, conservative, journalism, senator, head of state, hidden truth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 51K
In the Loop (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The US President and the UK Prime Minister are looking to launch a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it. Spinal Tap meets Strangelove. A ...
Style: cynical, biting, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, intern, farce, war, politician, white house, new job, gay slur, political intrigue, political satire, state affairs, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., london, europe, usa, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%