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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: tense, talky, clever, realistic, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious, political drama, dramatic ...
Plot: reporter, journalism, journalist, president, politics, loneliness, politician, tv show, lie, scandal, secret, career, life is a bitch, money raising, producer, power struggle, network, media, assistant, mind game, downfall, head of state, rivalry, encounter, worn out ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1974
Place: california, usa, australia, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out dramatic, realistic, interesting and serious films with plots about corruption, politics, storytelling, greed, mentor, dialogue and courage mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Frost/Nixon: Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), The Special Relationship (2010), All the President's Men (1976), Nixon (1995), The Queen (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, clever, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: tv show, politics, journalism, communism, paranoia, media, patriotism, newspaper, friendship, fear, singer, suicide ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, california, soviet union, wisconsin ...
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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, serious, sincere, thought provoking, tricky ...
Plot: politics, chief of staff, leadership, senator, liberal, media circus, intern, friends, election, political intrigue, couples, democrat ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe, usa, new jersey ...
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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: suspenseful, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, newspaper, journalism, investigation, political corruption, president, sergeant, republican, political conspiracy, cover up, white house, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, touching, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, rise and fall, vietnam war, campaign, historical figure, usa president, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 70s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: royal family, queen, historical character, paparazzi, head of state, politics, british royal family, pride and honor, rules and policies, death in the family, queen of england, private vs public ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, buckingham palace, europe, scottish highlands, paris france ...
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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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, ambition, state affairs, americana, government official, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: usa, alaska, south carolina, south korea, arizona ...
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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, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, dishonesty, power relations, assassination, anti war, marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
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The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, corruption, paranoia, fear, lawsuit, media, journalist, ethics, public health, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iran, washington d.c., south carolina, mississippi
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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: sincere, serious, clever, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, president, iraq war, election, patriotism, americana, parents and children, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, state affairs, leadership, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 70s ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, politics, corruption, torture, against humanity, blacks and whites, head of state, attempted murder, assistant, atrocity, polygamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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37%
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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, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, lawyer, moral dilemma, cheating, prejudice, professor, fame, ethics, fbi, advertising, media, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston
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Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, suspicion, career, workaholic, research, media, workplace, workplace problem, cons and scams, blind ambition, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., haiti
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: serious, sincere, clever, realistic, talky ...
Plot: politics, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, betrayal, ambition, leadership, political intrigue, rise to the top, society, political corruption, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1965 ...
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, moral dilemma, lifestyle, crimes, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, character study ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 60s, 50s, 20th century ...
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Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, racism, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, apartheid, politics, idealism, journalism, murder, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, england
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32%
The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, radio, historical character, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, destiny, speech, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, germany ...
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The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: loneliness, journalism, media, writer's life, artists and showbiz, existentialism, depression, suicide, book, friendship, death, telephone call ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: usa, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, mcdonald's restaurant, minnesota
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The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, factual, thought provoking, exciting, tense ...
Plot: journalism, vietnam war, politics, cover up, truth, lie, expose, newspaper story, national security, wartime, journalist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1971, year 1965, year 1949, year 1966
Place: washington d.c., vietnam
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: nun, adoption, journalist, search, irish, forgiveness, journalism, loss of son, homosexual, convent, reporter, belief ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2003 ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
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Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, legal, aging, fighting the system, stolen painting, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, california, washington d.c., pasadena california, germany ...
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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, serious, stylized, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, campaign, election, republican, democrat, government, presidential election, political corruption, fighting the system, historical character, chief of staff ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, clever, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, politician, deception, womanizer, muslim, danger, political intrigue, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
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Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, idealism, moral dilemma, government agency, state affairs, against the rules, uncover truth, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: usa, russia, maryland, geneva switzerland, virginia ...
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Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, Chile, Hong Kong, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: based on true events, emotional, heartbreaking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, kennedy family, first lady, kennedy assassination, president, widow, american history, husband wife relationship, usa president, strong female character, female protagonist, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, america, texas, dallas texas, washington d.c. ...
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30%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, communism, notoriety, politician, homosexual, state affairs, rise to the top, fighting crime, government official, investigation ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, cia, kennedy assassination, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government, legal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba
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29%
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A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, muslim, fbi, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, israel, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
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Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: dictatorship, missing person, politics, military, senator, political conspiracy, political intrigue, newspaper, loss of son, military coup, journalist, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, politics, discrimination, politician, election, mayor, homosexual, protest, homosexuality, murder, civil rights ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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