Movies like Hidden Agenda

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Hidden Agenda (1990)
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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 the streets, Jessner teams up with Peter Kerrigan, a British investigator acting against the will of his own government, and struggles to uncover a conspiracy that may even implicate one of Kerrigan's colleagues.
Style: tense, thought provoking, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, controversial, suspenseful, political
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, torture, terrorism, parade, crimes, life is a bitch, graphic violence, ira, political intrigue, legal, political corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, assassination, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, power relations, folk, cia, cover-up, lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland

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Most similar movies to Hidden Agenda

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, state affairs, politics, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch and uncover truth mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Hidden Agenda: Complicity (2000), The Outsider (1979), The Statement (2003), Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013), Shoot on Sight (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, false accusation, police detective, protagonist as suspect, investigation, frame up, deadly, gory, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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100%
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The Outsider (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Michael Flaherty (Craig Wasson), an American Vietnam veteran of Irish descent, returns to Belfast to join the cause of his grandfather, Seamus (Sterling Hayden). Soon he finds that he is not as welcomed in his home country as he imagined he would ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, manipulation, terrorism, political unrest, idealism, innocence lost, fish out of water, power relations, ira, strong violent content, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, detroit, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, state affairs, life is a bitch, danger, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s, 90s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, crimes, political conspiracy, kidnapping, political corruption, moral dilemma, mission gone awry, dishonesty, deadly, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Shoot on Sight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, culture clash, religions or cults, life is a bitch, deadly, investigation, husband wife relationship, murder, politics, death, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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42%
 6.6
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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 ⇓
40%
 6.0
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Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, revenge, war hero, assassination, hidden identity, politics, rebellion, fugitives, state affairs, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, ireland, england, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.0
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Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, escapades, investigation, state affairs, crimes, ocean or sea, terrorism, uncover truth, ocean, dishonesty, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, russia, estonia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ⇓
35%
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City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, uncover truth, society, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
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%
Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, rough
Plot: ira, state affairs, tragic hero, fighting the system, military, society, deadly, political intrigue, social decay, terrorism, gang, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Shadow Dancer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ira, moral dilemma, family relations, radical, snitch, state affairs, undercover, betrayal, political unrest, siblings relations, loss of son, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, year 1973, 1990s ...
Place: ireland, london, england, belfast, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, bomb, police inspector, politics, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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%
The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, chaos, danger, state affairs, politics, deadly, world trade center, americana, society, terrorism ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pakistan, manhattan new york city, london, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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 ⇓
30%
In the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. When he is called off the case, he continues on his own. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, fighting the system, investigation, political intrigue, political unrest, police detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, political conspiracy, state affairs, conspiracy ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20s
Place: europe, czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, journalism, master criminal, investigation, uncover truth, brutality, protestant, journalist, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: thought provoking, serious, captivating, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, cia, investigation, president, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Executive Power (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later, a few weeks before the elections, the disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, political corruption, conspiracy, torture, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, undercover, state affairs, legal investigation, campaign, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.0
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Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, prodigy, undercover, dishonesty, rivalry, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, vengeance, campaign, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 586
The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, state affairs, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, danger, fighting the system, society, police investigation, politics, ira, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, hostage, general, rebellion, life is a bitch, administration, psychopath, captivity, false accusation, government agency, crimes ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 2K
Secret State (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: A four-part conspiracy theory drama inspired by Chris Mullen's novel "A Very British Coup". When a devastating industrial accident results in deaths and raises safety questions about the US petrochemical company involved, PM Tom ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, investigation, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political intrigue, corporate crimes, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Contaminated Man (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this science fiction thriller, David Whitman (William Hurt) is a chemist who lost his wife and child in a freak accident and is trying to rebuild his life on his own. While doing research, Whitman discovers a series of mysterious deaths that seem ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, race against time, crimes, on the run, danger, plague, journalism, track down, death in the family ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, los angeles, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
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The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, political conspiracy, political intrigue, mystery, danger, crime, crimes, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: danger, politics, chases and races, rebellion, on the run, assassination attempt, deadly, head of state, heroes, espionage, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%