Movies like Deterrence

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Deterrence (1999)
 6.4
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Deterrence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.
Style: tense, suspenseful, light, surprise ending, clever, feel good, unusual plot structure, political, entertaining, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, nuclear war, diner, nuclear threat, president, nuclear bomb, war, catastrophe, survival, end of the world, chess, twists and turns, natural disaster, military, assassin, death, 9/11, technology, suspense, cold war, weapons, secret service, conspiracy, lone hero, alternate reality ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s, year 2008, 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, colorado, usa, korea, baghdad iraq

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Most similar movies to Deterrence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and interesting films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, politics, twists and turns, suspense and secrets mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Deterrence: Syriana (2005), The Contender (2000), Fail-Safe (1964), Thirteen Days (2000), Seven Days in May (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: political, thought provoking, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, politics, corruption, capitalism, globalization, conspiracy, oil, suspense, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, usa, iran, lebanon, israel ...
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 6.9
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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: political, thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, idealism, vice president, president, conspiracy, election, political intrigue, sex scandal, campaign, society, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa, ohio, virginia
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77%
 8.0
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, intense, realistic, political, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, nuclear threat, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, military, u.s. air force, atomic bomb, chaos, apocalypse, race against time, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: russia, new york, pentagon, usa, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 60K
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: political, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, political intrigue, leadership, un, race against time, spy, conspiracy, diplomacy, white house, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, ussr, russia, boston, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: tense, political, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, u.s. air force, espionage, terrorism, secret service, suspense, betrayal, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, california, austin texas, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: dark, talky, political, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, suspense, lobbyist, campaign, media, presidential campaign, political corruption, conspiracy, corruption, justice ...
Time: future, 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, cia, reporter, lawyer, suspense, courtroom drama, media, investigation, corruption, journalist, courtroom, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Bedford Incident (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, political, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, world war two, military, propaganda, suspense, russian, ship, heroic mission, battlefield ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia, atlantic ocean, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.8
 21K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: political, factual, suspenseful, intense, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, politics, twists and turns, justice, suspense, tv reporter, conspiracy theory, betrayal, fired from the job, american politics, political scandal, presidential election ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 90K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, twist ending ...
Plot: terrorism, suspense, counter terrorism, investigation, fbi, nuclear bomb, violence, twists and turns, politics, spy, cia, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, political, tense, intense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, cia, terrorism, nuclear bomb, nuclear war, terrorist, white house, nuclear explosion, covert operation, nuclear threat ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 2002, 2000s, year 1973 ...
Place: maryland, russia, israel, washington d.c., middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: spy, terrorism, betrayal, politics, bomb, murder mystery, police inspector, conspiracy, russian, secret agents, sabotage, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: london, england, scotland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Man of the Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch ...
Style: humorous, political, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy theory, presidential election, twists and turns, world politics, adaptation, comedian, media, campaign, state affairs, head of state, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
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Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: suspenseful, intense, serious, realistic, sexy ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: east germany, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: thought provoking, tense, emotional, intense, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, wall street, terrorism, conspiracy, political unrest, false accusation, american dream, civil rights, dishonesty, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 21st century
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White Man's Burden (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While ...
Style: thought provoking, affectionate, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, reflective ...
Plot: racism, distopia, kidnapping, society, vengeance, prejudice, alternate reality, fight scenes, manipulation, lone hero, life philosophy, race issues ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 10K
The Package (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, military, spy, cold war, suspense, soldier, prisoner, sergeant, airport, politics, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, chicago illinois, washington d.c., berlin germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 57K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, kidnapping, terrorist, surveillance, islamic terrorism, torture, spy, cia, war on terror, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, washington d.c., iraq, israel, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.2
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The Temp (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A series of mysterious accidents at a food company lead a manager to suspect his impressive new temporary secretary.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, stylized, sexy, neo noir ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, manipulation, obsession, office, business, nude, disaster, seduction, food, farce, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 19K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, betrayal, suspense, secret agents, surveillance, undercover, cuban missile crisis, conspiracy, kgb, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: cuba, france, paris france, copenhagen, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually ...
Style: psychological, clever, political, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, gulf war, political conspiracy, suspense, brainwashing, mind control, sniper, senator, politics, assassination, political corruption, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1991
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, talky, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, betrayal, heist, murder, kidnapping, violence, money, death, twists and turns, criminal, nude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: atmospheric, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, corruption, conspiracy, investigation, reporter, murder, journalism, undercover, media, senator, twists and turns, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, latin america, washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.3
 116K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, cold war, suspense, navy, military, russian, nuclear bomb, spy, war, u.s. navy, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Half Moon Street (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort Service, where she has more control over men and money than she ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sexy, clever ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, espionage, escort, spy, political intrigue, infidelity, dishonesty, uncover truth, female protagonist, suspense, male nudity ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: england, middle east, europe, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 29K
24: Redemption (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: intense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: politics, terrorist plot, kidnapping, special agents, brutality, violence, spy, political unrest, police corruption, secret agents, heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 270K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, tricky, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, military, justice, court, u.s. navy, marines, suspense, army investigation, court martial, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, undercover, treason, double agent, political conspiracy, buddies, society, dishonesty, rebellion, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico city, ussr, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: political, realistic, thought provoking, clever, witty ...
Plot: politics, courtroom drama, political corruption, gay bar, american politics, corruption, political conspiracy, political intrigue, fighting the system, legal, idealism, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 53K
Arbitrage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, intense, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, business, money, police investigation, suspense, adultery, twists and turns, morality, moral ambiguity, manipulation, moral dilemma, manager ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%