Movies like Infamous 2006

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Infamous (2006)
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Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: emotional, tense, sincere, serious, psychological, captivating, witty, talky, thought provoking, intellectual ...
Plot: murder, obsession, friendship, writers, crimes, gay, journalism, writer's life, investigation, manipulation, justice, character study, police investigation, human nature, fame, obsessive quest, gossip and rumors, serial killer, execution, death sentence, father son relationship, research, prejudice, homosexuality, small town ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: kansas, new york, manhattan new york city, usa, california, mexico

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Most similar movies to Infamous

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, serious and talky films with plots about runaway, storytelling, crimes, death, mentor, murder and brutality mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Infamous: Capote (2005), In Cold Blood (1967), Longford (2006), Spotlight (2015), Auto Focus (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: intellectual, captivating, dark, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, prison, journalism, loneliness, crimes, literature, murder, manipulation, investigation, murderer, friendship, gay ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1960, year 1959, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa, new orleans, turkey, europe ...
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 7.9
 27K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, dramatic, tense, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, serial killer, true crime, death row, death sentence, crimes, justice, murder of family, killer, dysfunctional family, violence ...
Time: year 1965, 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, las vegas, midwest, texas ...
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58%
 7.5
 3K
Longford (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, serial killer, politician, lawyer, court, prison, cruelty, family relations, judge, friendship, civil rights, social activist ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 464K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, twists and turns, psychological, tense ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, investigative journalism, lawyer, conspiracy, sexual abuse, catholicism, child abuse, pedophilia, newspaper, catholic church, cover up ...
Time: year 2001, year 2002, september 11 2001, year 1976
Place: boston, massachusetts, new england, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 14K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: factual, intense, talky, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sex addict, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, infidelity, adultery, actor's life, addiction, character study, serial killer, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965
Place: usa, california, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: sexy, disturbing, neo noir, gloomy, light ...
Plot: murder, obsession, death sentence, female criminal, true crime, single mother, nightclub, crimes, tragedy, fatal attraction, courtroom, revenge ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london, tokyo, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, courtroom drama, death sentence, police officer killed, moral ambiguity, morality, manipulation, brutality, courtroom, haunted by the past, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, nun, redemption, lethal injection, warden, lawyer, justice, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, poet, friendship, youth, sexual tension, obsession, friends, mental illness, coming of age, murder, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s, year 2005, year 1944, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 23K
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, suspense, factual, intense, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, labor union, mafia, organized crime, conspiracy, politics, working class, crimes, social activist, prison, corruption, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 1930s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, new jersey, new york, michigan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: sexy, witty, gloomy, reflective, macabre ...
Plot: gay, writers, murder, lgbt, gay cruising, playwright, obsession, mental illness, male nudity, homosexuality, death, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1953, 50s, year 1967 ...
Place: england, london, europe, britain, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 44K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, inspirational, sexy ...
Plot: lawyer, court, false accusation, fighting the system, prison, injustice, courtroom drama, legal action, freedom, legal, hopes, investigation ...
Time: year 1992, year 1995, year 2001, 90s, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, rhode island, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 172K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching, sad ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, politics, homosexual, discrimination, homosexuality, civil rights, protest, lgbt, male homosexuality, murder, politician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 305K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: neo noir, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, mentor, organized crime, crimes, undercover agent, working undercover, undercover, friends, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, new jersey, florida, usa, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: suspense, intense, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, gangsters, murder, investigation, strong female character, crimes, justice, corruption, drug lord, police, drug dealing, heroin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, crimes, prison rape, prison, murder, death sentence, jewish, greed, gangsters, violence, guilt ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, israel, california, minnesota, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: philosophical, meditative, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: loneliness, existentialism, journalism, writers, suicide, friendship, depression, death, writer's life, mentor, writer's block, honest ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: usa, minnesota, illinois, new york, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 181K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: factual, suspense, intense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, corruption, organized crime, fbi, brutality, murder, illness, crimes, arms dealing, true crime, violence ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1981, 20th century, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, new jersey, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, family relations, psychopath, human nature, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, gay, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 14K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: prison, drugs, friendship, crimes, gang, prison escape, adaptation, survival, redemption, depression, human nature, prison warden ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, pennsylvania, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, captivating, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gardener, friendship, lgbt, homosexual, depression, life & death, adaptation, loneliness, frankenstein, maid ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: corruption, police, gangsters, drug addiction, police corruption, lawyer, whistleblower, redemption, fighting the system, betrayal, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, surreal, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, obsession, crimes, murder, teenager, coming of age, friendship, insanity, lesbianism, lesbian sex, murderous pair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, post world war two, year 1953
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.8
 29K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, intense, stylized, talky, suspense ...
Plot: mafia, casino, gangsters, crimes, gambling, hollywood, jewish, organized crime, rise and fall, ambition, bohemian life, elimination ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, los angeles, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, tricky, psychological ...
Plot: journalism, cia, lawyer, reporter, courtroom drama, media, journalist, corruption, courtroom, espionage, murder, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, suspense, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, adventure, fbi, deception, adaptation, creativity, justice, rise and fall, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: new orleans, atlanta georgia, washington d.c., louisiana, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 151K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, harsh, disturbing, psychological, depressing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, prostitute, lesbian love, rape, gay, sexual abuse, female serial killer, destructive relationship, mental illness, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, miami, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 180K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, brutal, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, mafia, rise and fall, crimes, twins, organized crime, criminal heroes, violent, mental illness, brutality, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1957, 20th century, year 2000
Place: london, england, east end london, scotland yard, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, cosa nostra, prison, fbi, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1970, year 1955, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 39K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: disturbing, cynical, rough, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: prison, brutality, criminal, convict, gangsters, dark humor, crimes, murder, eccentricity, self destructing, judge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%