Movies like City Hall

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City Hall (1996)
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City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: talky, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspense, intense, earnest, interesting, dramatic ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, political corruption, police, idealism, drug dealer, mayor, urban, uncover truth, war on drugs, presidential election, undercover, undercover agent, dishonesty, society, crimes, hopes, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, conspiracy, mafia, democrat, liberal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey

Most similar movies to City Hall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and tense films with plots about corruption, dishonesty, crimes, society, politics, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like City Hall: True Colors (1991), Marie (1985), Power (1986), Serpico (1973), Hands Over the City (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, friendship, college, blind ambition, vengeance, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
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95%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: political corruption, corruption, fighting the system, politics, uncover truth, office, price of justice, woman in danger, dishonesty, rebellion, state affairs, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee
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74%
 5.7
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: serious, talky, cynical, realistic, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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65%
 7.8
 93K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, hippie, whistleblower, fighting the system, police corruption, police, undercover cop, corruption, social decay, partners, police investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: politics, election, corruption, political corruption, investigation, legal action, manipulations, passion, negotiation, realism, collapse, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, 40s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, district attorney, crime, friendship, testimony, bribery, police detective, drug dealing, fighting the system, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, clergy, alcohol abuse, miraculous event, crimes, hopes, society, life is a bitch, cardinal the priest, salvation, german army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, reporter, political conspiracy, political corruption, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.2
 2K
Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, sincere, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, performer's life, crime, drug dealing, going straight, human spirit, prison, prison life, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 70K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, politics, betrayal, neo noir, crime, revenge, political corruption, election, police chief, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 10K
People I Know (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, clever, cynical ...
Plot: hotel, murder, politics, drug addiction, drugs/alcohol, racism, artists and showbiz, party, women's prison, release from prison, intrigue, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, hotshot lawyer, aids, hospital, gays and lesbians, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, paranoia, politics, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, society, state affairs, investigation, murder, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 249K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, undercover, urban, working undercover, organized crime, mentor, crime, shaving cream, stealing money, marriage counselor, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, colombia, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: clever, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, campaign, presidential campaign, intern, election, political corruption, loyalty, idealism, innocence lost, corruption, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Chinese Coffee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, psychological
Plot: friendship, jealousy, photographer, poet, prodigy, urban, introspection, writing, chinatown, artists and showbiz, city life, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, courtroom drama, police, crime, snitch, jury, gang, police investigation, legal action, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, parents and children, addiction, crime, crimes, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, drug dealing, human spirit, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.3
 559
Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, gay son, african american, investigation, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 973
Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological
Plot: espionage, government agency, betrayal, vietnam war, dealing with death, uncover truth, idealism, courtroom drama, false accusation, political corruption, racism, injustice ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 1K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: gang, redemption, buddies, juvenile delinquency, urban, social misfits, introspection, urban ghetto, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
31%
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, death of pet, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, urban, gangsters, crime, juvenile delinquency, downfall, ocean or sea, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
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The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, white house, vice president, idealism, sexism, strong sexual content, head of state, government, sex scandal, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, ohio, washington d.c., california
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30%
 6.4
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: black panthers, racism, militant, politics, rebelliousness, revolution, interracial relations, political unrest, injustice, fighting the system, law enforcement, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
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1992 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Story: Set in Rome, Milan and different Italian cities, the TV series offers a thrilling story following six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape in the early 1990s, during which Italy was gripped by the Clean ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, politics, italian history, parliament, government corruption, corruption, politician, society, state affairs, revolution, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, police, political corruption, crime, police investigation, mystery, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, celebrity, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, dealing with death, investigation, aviation, legal action, obsessive quest, righting the wronged, against the odds, dishonesty, legal, society, state affairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, disability, mentor, student, change of heart, coming of age, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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