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Ground Zero (1987)
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Ground Zero (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for a secret that if true, his government has already killed people to keep quiet.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: investigation, politics, conspiracy, murder, crimes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal investigation, rebellion, political conspiracy, legal, danger, amateur detective, society, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, photojournalist, escapades, contamination, deadly, witnessing a crime, assassination, undercover ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, south australia

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Most similar movies to Ground Zero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, murder, conspiracy and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Ground Zero: The Parallax View (1974), Hidden Agenda (1990), The Mighty Quinn (1989), I as in Icarus (1979), The Pelican Brief (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, undercover, reporter, political intrigue, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, seattle washington, united states ...
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100%
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, parade, torture, law enforcement, deadly, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, false accusation, frame up, deadly, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies, new jersey, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, government corruption, investigation, crimes, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, political corruption, dedicated lawyer, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, crime, murder, political corruption, politics, fighting the system, crimes, supreme court, woman in danger, professor, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new orleans, new york, washington d.c.
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48%
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Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, politics, assassination, crimes, life is a bitch, race against time, undercover, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 967
Ignition (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, manhunt, fighting the system, life turned upside down, special agents, assassination, deadly, politics, undercover, political conspiracy, space travel, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, state affairs, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty, assassination, fighting the system, politics, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, fighting the system, senator, death of daughter, investigation, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: secret service, investigation, murder, politics, political thriller, conspiracy, crimes, crime, white house, state affairs, deadly, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, journalism, investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, frame up, political corruption, crimes, danger, deadly, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Flashpoint (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. They decide to keep the money, but quietly check up on the info they find. Soon the Feds are running all over ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, partners against crime, danger, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, mystery, government agency, assassination, politics, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Persecuted (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: frame up, on the run, politics, manhunt, crimes, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, danger, clergy, religions or cults, political conspiracy, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Body Harm (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolteacher (John Waters) becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife (Joy Bell) did not die in a car accident, as everyone else thinks.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, obsession, missing person, law enforcement, journalism, crimes, crime, deadly, brunette, police station, blood on face, woman with glasses ...
Time: 80s
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fog and Night (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fog and the Night is the search of an investigator who has lost his confidence in his organization and whose happy"family father" order has been disrupted by his young lover.And introverted man due to his profession , not a big talker or ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: fighting the system, uncover truth, investigation, rivalry, who to trust, rebellion, life is a bitch, danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, political conspiracy, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, desert, danger, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The International (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: interpol, conspiracy, murder, gunfight, investigation, chase, district attorney, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, istanbul turkey, milan italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, special agents, uncover truth, manhunt, investigation, undercover, journalism, deadly, danger, couple relations, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, australia, cuba, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The New Protocol (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man investigating his son's death learns some horrific truths about the pharmaceutical industry.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, legal, dishonesty, hopes, family problems, vengeance, fighting the system, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, undercover, mystery, police corruption, journalism, amateur detective, crimes, law enforcement, media, legal, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Bodyguards (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film shows the difficulties of an honest, imperiled judge and his bodyguard of four men, trying to clean up a Sicilian town. Corrupt local politicians, working hand-in-hand with the Mafia, will stop at nothing to prevent exposure of their ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, assassination, dedicated lawyer, crimes, law enforcement, assassination attempt, on the run, legal, fighting the system, police corruption, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 202
Quicksand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office. General Stewart is murdered and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: army investigation, murder, psychiatrist, military life, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, dishonesty, power relations, politics, deadly, state affairs, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 2K
Winter Kills (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, hitman, investigation, assassination, satire, assassination of president, murder, survival, vengeance, parents and children, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: new york, philadelphia, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, amateur detective, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, youth, society, danger, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, cia, chase, political conspiracy, taxi driver, obsession, paranoia, murder, uncover truth, manhunt, fbi, torture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Chaos Factor (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An American army intelligence officer discovers corruption and murder by American soldiers in Vietnam.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, military, car chase, military life, undercover, rebellion, espionage, fighting the system, rivalry, danger, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: cambodia, asia, china, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tragic ending
Plot: revolution, future dystopia, civil war, state affairs, chases and races, politics, society, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, political corruption, political unrest, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 70s, near future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%