Movies like The Informant 1997

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The Informant (1997)
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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 named Ferris (Cary Elwes). The intimidating Chief Inspector of the Belfast Police (Timothy Dalton) convinces Gingy that his best hope is to become an informant and turn in other IRA operatives. As Gingy's marriage unravels under the stress, he is forced to come to terms with the fact that in this war both sides lose. Three men, three political circles, each fighting for their lives, each with their own agenda in the battle for Northern Ireland.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, heroes, politics, betrayal, fighting the system, life is a bitch, ira, rebellion, danger, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, political unrest, introspection, police investigation, tragic hero, state affairs, uncover truth, bullying, threat, irish republican army, catholic, police brutality, witness protection, informant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about terrorism, state affairs, politics, society, danger, deadly and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The Informant: Nothing Personal (1995), The Enemy Within (1994), Cal (1984), The War Within (2005), Shadow Dancer (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rough, bleak, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: ira, fighting the system, legal, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, danger, political intrigue, social decay, terrorism, tragic hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
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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 ⇓
100%
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Cal (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.
Style: tense, sincere, bleak, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, guilt, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, assassination, deadly, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, life is a bitch, society, crimes, rivalry, danger, couple relations, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, france, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, political thriller, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ira, moral dilemma, radical, family relations, snitch, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, siblings relations, political unrest, loss of son, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1973, year 1993 ...
Place: ireland, england, london, united kingdom, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, court, professor, trial, terrorist, false accusation, power relations, injustice, crimes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, social decay, idealism, moral dilemma, legal, life is a bitch, politics, danger, church, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, political intrigue, undercover, intrigue, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, double agent, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, germany, greece, england, israel ...
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69%
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Omagh (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie starts at the 1998 bomb attack by the Real IRA at Omagh, Northern Ireland. The attack killed 31 people. Michael Gallagher one of the relatives of the victims starts an examination to bring the people responsible to court.
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, uncover truth, false accusation, human spirit, redemption, social decay, injustice, society ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
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61%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: environmental issue, terrorist attack, state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, investigation, terrorism, ship, environmentalism, rivalry, fighting the system, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Titanic Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Belfast 1972: The politically naive Bernie is trying to bring up a normal family in less than normal surroundings. Her best friend is accidentally shot dead by the IRA, and her neighbours are constantly raided by the army. In this climate of fear ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, school, family relations, graphic violence, terrorism, political unrest, haunted by the past, social decay, danger, state affairs, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Language of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American Jewish man visiting Jerusalem for the funeral of his father gets sucked into a world of violent intrigue after meeting a mysterious, beautiful Palestinian woman.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, political unrest, couples, danger, politics, society, undercover, unfulfillment, american, femme fatale, intrigue, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, captivity, rebelliousness, political unrest, crimes, revolution, radical, hostages, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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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 ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, torture, parade, terrorism, assassination, deadly, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: militant, racism, interracial relations, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, political corruption, danger, rescue, crimes, revolution, political conspiracy, journalism, unlikely criminals, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, politics, state affairs, political corruption, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, tragic hero, deadly, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, state affairs, society, rebellion, legal, courtroom, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Special Bulletin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to ...
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, anti war, journalism, nuclear, confined, workplace, danger, save the day, hostages, rebellion, chases and races, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Uno bianca (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 190 min.
Story: Rimini, 1991. For more than a year, the uno bianca gang - they always use a white Fiat Uno - has plagued the area. Their crimes are violent, sometimes killing carabineri, and there's no particular pattern: a bank one day, a petrol station the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police corruption, police investigation, criminal heroes, police detective, crime, riddles and clues, terrorism, danger, law enforcement, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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40%
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Strip Search (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, investigation, captivity, manipulation, life is a bitch, government agency, manipulations, confined, prison, interrogation, politics, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Horses of God (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film follows two brothers over the course of a decade. While they begin as kids in search of thrills in the sprawling slums of Morocco’s Sidi Moumen, we witness their gradual, and ultimately shocking, radicalisation.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, suicide bomber, radical, danger, society, terrorist attack, muslim, brother brother relationship, murder, family relations, poverty, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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October (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, confined, revolution, working class, society, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, danger, state affairs, skyscraper, innocence lost, love affair, injustice, life is a bitch, deadly, 9/11 ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, europe ...
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36%
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 ⇓
35%
The Revolutionary (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "A", a member of a student protest organization, becomes disenchanted by his group's inability to effect real change. Emboldened to pursue more radical methods by the older, experienced leftist organizer Despard, "A" ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: strike, legal action, politics, fighting the system, legal, life is a bitch, prison, chaos and mayhem, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, rebellion ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, deadly, state affairs, politics, crime ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: milan italy, italy, europe
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35%
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Trapped (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil unrest has spilled south of the border to his beloved ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: terrorism, ira, moral dilemma, on the run, police detective, law enforcement, rebellion, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, society, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: europe, ireland, paris france, belfast, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%