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The Hoax (2006)
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The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: realistic, cynical, witty, mad, intense, tense, suspense, talky, clever, serious ...
Plot: writer's life, americana, giant, research, ambition, rise and fall, media, paranoia, friendship between men, imaginary, flying, eccentricity, creativity, false identity, agent, homosexual, satire, dishonesty, journal, cons and scams, administration, profanity, bring down, writers, book ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, washington d.c., bahamas, pentagon, zurich switzerland ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, talky and dramatic films with plots about greed, corruption, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, runaway and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Hoax: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Quiz Show (1994), Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999), Nixon (1995), Casino Jack (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, dark humor, greed, corporate crimes, deception, stock broker, rags to riches, money laundering, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, big ben london, manhattan new york city ...
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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, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: tv show, cheating, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, contests and competitions, media, ethics, prejudice, advertising, fame, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston
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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires ...
Style: suspense, tense, talky, clever, biting ...
Plot: programmer, computer, computers and web, rivalry, college, apple computer, rise and fall, workplace, rise to the top, ambition, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 30K
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: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, rise and fall, campaign, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
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Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: witty, semi serious, factual, satirical, colourful ...
Plot: politics, profanity, crimes, crime, cons and scams, manipulation, native americans, lobbyist, lifestyle, investigation, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
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 7.4
 22K
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: campaign, politics, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, american politics, state affairs, ambition, americana, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2007, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, philadelphia, arizona ...
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69%
 6.3
 47K
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, cynical, political comedy, factual, clever ...
Plot: politics, americana, election, patriotism, rise to the top, president, leadership, parents and children, iraq war, society, head of state, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 21st century ...
Place: texas, usa, washington d.c., yale university, baghdad iraq ...
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The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: witty, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, idealism, rise to the top, americana, republican, liberal, democrat, state affairs, satire, u.s. senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
Genre: Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Style: humorous, talky, captivating, light, road movie ...
Plot: gonzo, journalism, writing, hitchhiker, drug use, presidential election, drug abuse, disorder, buddies, media, on the road, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: realistic, suspense, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: wall street, satire, dinner party, dishonesty, workplace, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, california
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Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: cynical, tense, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: murder, pornographer, drug abuse, addiction, filmmaking, ambition, rise and fall, life is a bitch, showbiz, artists and showbiz, pornography, porn industry ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, americana, designer, state affairs, ambition, dishonesty, obsessive quest, courtroom drama, corruption, visionary, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, future, post world war two ...
Place: usa, detroit, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
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64%
 7.7
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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 ...
Style: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: politics, journalism, president, reporter, loneliness, tv show, scandal, power struggle, lie, uncover truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1974
Place: usa, california, australia, manhattan new york city, sydney australia ...
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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, thought provoking, clever, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, deception, politician, congressman, muslim, law enforcement, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., cairo egypt ...
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, dishonesty, fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, new york, usa, michigan, washington d.c. ...
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62%
 6.4
 64K
The Informant! (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, realistic, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, undercover, whistleblower, greed, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, workplace, investigator, surveillance, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, year 1994 ...
Place: usa, illinois, hawaii, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5K
Baadasssss! (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an unapologetic account of ...
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Plot: racism, filmmaking, interracial relations, fighting the system, hollywood, showbiz, rejection, family relations, artists and showbiz, underdog, nudity (full frontal - brief), prejudice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: political thriller, realistic, captivating, serious, factual ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, white house, cover up, wiretap, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Elvis & Nixon (2016)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1970, a few days before Christmas, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn seeking to be deputized into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by the President himself.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, humorous ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, usa president, white house, secret service, elvis, elvis presley, u.s. president, photograph, eccentricity, dialogue, fbi agent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, memphis, california ...
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Private Parts (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, controversial ...
Audience: student film, teens
Plot: anti conformity, radio, radio show, lifestyle, ambition, workplace, rebelliousness, society, rise to the top, satire, media, radio dj ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 60s ...
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, alcohol, writers, addiction, friendship, hotel, bittersweet, strong female presence, downfall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, state affairs, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, head of state, government agency, profanity, satire, special agents, fighting crime, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
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Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: thought provoking, semi serious, cynical, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: politics, scandal, presidential election, media, extramarital affair, head of state, usa president, rise to the top, state affairs, supportive spouse, couple relations, satire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new hampshire, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Celebrity (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one ...
Style: witty, cynical, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, lifestyle, spectacle, satire, writing, film within a film, celebrity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, atlantic city new jersey, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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56%
 6.4
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Cobb (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ...
Style: rough, serious, cynical, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: baseball, sport, life is a bitch, athlete's life, historical figure, writer's life, journalism, introspection, baseball player, storytelling, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, georgia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 3K
Secret Honor (1984)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this speculative one-man drama, we see former President Richard Milhous Nixon alone in his study, dictating his thoughts into a tape recorder. His only company are a four-screen closed-circuit TV setup, the portraits on the walls, a bottle of ...
Style: talky, contemplative, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, head of state, state affairs, society, rise and fall, political corruption, destiny, introspection, obsessive quest, dishonesty, one-man show ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, satire, presidential election, cia, political corruption, election, election campaign, senator, journalism, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.7
 25K
Nashville (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal ...
Style: talky, biting, suspense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: satire, politics, multiple storylines, candidate, country music, music, rally, americana, social decay, showbiz, country, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, hospital, rise and fall, addiction, performer's life, life is a bitch, graphic violence, profanity, drugs/alcohol, burned alive, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, ohio, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 13K
The Paper (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, ...
Style: talky, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, media, columnist, newspaper editor, workaholic, newspaper, workplace, workplace situations, introspection, ambition, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%