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Frost/Nixon (2008)
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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 scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harboured doubts about their boss's ability to hold his own. But as the cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.
Style: clever, political, tense, sincere, tricky, psychological, realistic, talky, sexy, light ...
Plot: journalism, politics, president, loneliness, reporter, power struggle, scandal, mind game, uncover truth, lie, character study, secret, life is a bitch, rivalry, state affairs, evidence, downfall, doubts and hesitations, conspiracy, corruption, usa president, u.s. president, journalist, american history, justice ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1974, 20th century
Place: california, washington d.c., usa, new york, london, los angeles, australia ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out dramatic, interesting, intense and realistic films with plots about corruption, dialogue, greed, runaway, politics, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Frost/Nixon: Nixon (1995), Spotlight (2015), All the President's Men (1976), The Special Relationship (2010), The Queen (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: political, factual, compassionate, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, government, political corruption, conspiracy, manipulation, greed, historical figure, campaign, rise and fall, presidential election, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., california, texas, china, usa
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Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, suspense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, investigation, investigative journalism, sexual abuse, conspiracy, newspaper, catholicism, child abuse, cover up, journalist, expose ...
Time: year 2001, 70s, 2000s, 20th century, year 2002 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, new england, florida
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All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: 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: political, realistic, thought provoking, cerebral, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, newspaper, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, white house, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, president, investigative journalism, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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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, political, intense, tricky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, honest, relationships, greed, friends, twists and turns, corruption, character study, head of state, political intrigue, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, england, washington d.c., usa, london ...
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: political, factual, emotional, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Plot: british royal family, royal family, historical character, head of state, queen, royalty, queen of england, queen elizabeth ii, politics, monarchy, etiquette, british ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, scotland, london, britain ...
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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: political, inspirational, tense, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: journalism, media, politics, television, fighting the system, mccarthyism, cold war, propaganda, patriotism, society, workplace, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: california, washington d.c., new york, usa, ussr ...
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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: suspense, dark, talky, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, lobbyist, presidential campaign, political corruption, corruption, assassination, justice, twists and turns, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, future, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
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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, political, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, campaign, american politics, presidential election, election, betrayal, idealism, propaganda, secrets, greed, world politics, republican party ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, alaska, new jersey, california, washington d.c. ...
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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, talky, intense, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, manipulation, cheating, lawyer, advertising, investigation, greed, tv show, moral dilemma, television, contests and competitions, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston, washington d.c.
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 6.3
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W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: political, factual, cynical, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: politics, president, oil, ambition, election, americana, patriotism, rise to the top, leadership, parents and children, gulf war, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, iraq, middle east, california ...
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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: political, realistic, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, corruption, senator, assassination, brutality, relationships, racial slur, redemption, honest, reporter, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, washington d.c., texas, usa ...
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, political, factual, talky, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, president, presidential election, political corruption, election, politics, justice, republican, democrat, campaign, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
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 8.0
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: political, suspense, thought provoking, enigmatic, disturbing ...
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Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
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Duration: 157 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, epic, factual ...
Plot: american civil war, president, civil war, idealism, politics, american history, war, racism, head of state, leadership, courage, freedom ...
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, talky, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: friendship, religion, medieval, british history, martyr, betrayal, murder, christian, royalty, catholic, intrigue, royal family ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
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Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, political, suspenseful ...
Plot: wall street, financial crisis, finance, politics, economics, greed, stock broker, business, bankruptcy, twists and turns, moral dilemma, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
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Duration: 110 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
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32%
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: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, factual ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 90s, year 1988 ...
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
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Style: intense, tense, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: paranoia, giant, creativity, eccentricity, writers, americana, writer's life, ambition, media, rise and fall, research, friendship between men ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, zurich switzerland, pentagon, new york ...
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: political, talky, dramatic, intense, enigmatic ...
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Time: 70s, 80s, contemporary
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
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Style: political, inspirational, thought provoking, feel good, clever ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
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32%
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: inspirational, sincere, uplifting, dramatic, realistic ...
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Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
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An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: enigmatic, sincere, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: doctor who, time travel, success, television, producer, director, fantasy world, twists and turns, british, cultural icon, artists and showbiz, tv show ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964, year 1966 ...
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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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: emotional, thought provoking, political, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, civil rights movement, politics, black history, justice, idealism, righting the wronged, president, human spirit, racial discrimination, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964, year 1963
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
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30%
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Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, talky, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
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30%
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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: political, intense, factual, thought provoking, realistic ...
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Time: year 2002, year 1995, year 2003, year 2001, year 1993 ...
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30%
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, journalist, drug smuggling, media manipulation, u.s. government, conspiracy, politics, investigation, brainwashing, secrets, investigative reporter ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: california, los angeles, iran, usa, latin america ...
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