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I as in Icarus (1979)
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I as in Icarus (1979)
Original name: I... comme Icare
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 attorney and member of the commission charged with investigating the assassination (based on the Warren Commission) refuses to agree to the commission's final findings. The film portrays the initial controversy about this, as well as Volney and his staff's reopening of the investigation.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, political, political thriller, political drama
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, government corruption, investigation, crimes, political corruption, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, fighting the system, legal investigation, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, hitman, secret service, political intrigue, coup d'etat, presidential election, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university

Most similar movies to I as in Icarus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, state affairs, political conspiracy, deadly, investigation and politics mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like I as in Icarus: JFK (1991), Able Danger (2008), Z (1969), The Pelican Brief (1993), Executive Action (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: thought provoking, serious, captivating, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, cia, investigation, district attorney, president, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, political corruption, evidence, government ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: new orleans, dallas texas, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba ...
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100%
 5.0
 118
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: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, political thriller
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, uncover truth, rebellion, crimes, assassination, politics, life is a bitch, danger, race against time, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.3
 25K
Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, military, cia, politics, political corruption, protest, liberal, photojournalist, police, government, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, crimes, fighting the system, supreme court, woman in danger, professor, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new orleans, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, cia, conspiracy, frame up, political conspiracy, anti capitalism, politics, sniper, assassin, head of state, deadly, government agency ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
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68%
 5.0
 2K
The Deal (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: wall street, politics, oil industry, evil corporation, board meeting, uncover truth, political intrigue, legal investigation, fighting the system, rivalry, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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66%
 6.6
 1K
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 ⇓
65%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, police investigation, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, mystery, deadly, political conspiracy, uncover truth, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Rabbit on the Moon (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though around them a criminal world seethes, Julie and Antonio are a young and loving couple with a new baby and a solid, white-collar sense of stability. But when a loose social connection suddenly ties them to a major political assassination, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, political corruption, assassination attempt, life turned upside down, uncover truth, political conspiracy, frame up, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics, deadly, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, sniper, false accusation, danger, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty, secret service, investigation, president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2007, near future ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, chicago illinois, iraq, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 47K
Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, psycho film, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, assassination, politics, crimes, witnessing a crime, state affairs, amateur detective, hitman, life turned upside down, nobody believes, anti hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
State of Siege (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense, talky ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, torture, curfew, martial law, political intrigue, dishonesty, criminal heroes, danger, confined, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, uruguay, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: tense, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, frame up, investigation, false accusation, lovers reunited, police investigation, uncover truth, testimony, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 2K
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, partners against crime, danger, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, mystery, political conspiracy, state affairs, reluctant partners, government agency, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, undercover, reporter, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, united states, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, who done it, false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 30K
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: political thriller, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: secret service, politics, conspiracy, investigation, murder, white house, crimes, crime, love affair, deadly, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.7
 52K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: secret service, political corruption, family relations, crimes, assassination, crime, crimes of passion, witnessing a crime, state affairs, uncover truth, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 467
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, investigation, murder, legal investigation, amateur detective, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races, photojournalist, contamination ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, south australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, political corruption, conspiracy, torture, secret agents, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, undercover, state affairs, legal investigation, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, murder, politics, moral dilemma, political conspiracy, kidnapping, political corruption, crimes, mission gone awry, dishonesty, frame up, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, judge, crimes, crime, murder, idealism, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, secret society, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, political corruption, conspiracy, politics, bank, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, gangsters, manipulations, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, switzerland, palermo italy, new york, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, uncover truth, political conspiracy, mystery, investigation, desert, danger, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, political, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, kennedy assassination, politics, paranoia, conspiracy, investigation, murder, deadly, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963
Place: usa, america, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 147K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: political thriller, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, gunfight, journalism, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, assassin, politician, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.2
 2K
Border Run (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female American reporter searches for her missing brother against the backdrop of violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: border, missing person, woman in danger, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, journalism, danger, crimes, illegal immigration, sibling, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 869
The Bodyguards (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 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, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, politics, heroes, assassination attempt, gangsters, chases and races, legal, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, police corruption, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, mystery, undercover, police corruption, crimes, media, amateur detective, legal, law enforcement, journalism, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%