Movies like JFK

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JFK (1991)
 8.0
 153K
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, disturbing, tense, factual, enigmatic, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, president, cia, investigation, district attorney, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, government, legal, legal investigation, historical figure, state affairs, uncover truth, politics, corruption, manipulation, businessman, cover up, suspicion, confrontation, death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, vietnam, texas, cuba, washington d.c., dallas texas

Most similar movies to JFK

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about conspiracy, politics, murder, assassination, corruption, state affairs and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like JFK: Nixon (1995), The Contender (2000), All the President's Men (1976), Executive Action (1973), Recount (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 31K
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, campaign, rise and fall, usa president, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 24K
The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, election, political intrigue, campaign, society, dishonesty, state affairs, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: 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: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, tense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political intrigue, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, white house, cover up, wiretap, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, cia, politics, conspiracy, anti capitalism, political conspiracy, frame up, assassin, sniper, investigation, state affairs, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 13K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, campaign, democrat, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, military, secret service, race against time, revolution, white house, political conspiracy, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s
Place: russia, pentagon, texas, washington d.c., america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 42K
The Report (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to ...
Style: uplifting, ambiguous ending, psychological, enigmatic, non-linear ...
Plot: cia, government corruption, investigation, u.s. government, politics, war crime, corruption, truth, interrogation, justice, humiliation, torture ...
Place: washington d.c., san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I as in Icarus (1979)
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 ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, government corruption, investigation, witnessing a crime, crimes, uncover truth, political corruption, dedicated lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 58K
Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, military, un, nuclear threat, political intrigue, undercover, leadership, rivalry, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, atlantic ocean, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, espionage, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, assassination, terrorist, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 28K
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, photojournalist, protest, liberal, government, police, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 16K
Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, kennedy assassination, doctors and patients, society, state affairs, americana, power relations, secret service, brother brother relationship, reporter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 21K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, missing person, politics, political intrigue, military, journalist, loss of son, corruption, uncover truth, oppression ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, undercover, political corruption, reporter, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: senator, politician, secret past, secretary of state, usa president, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism, journalism, fighting the system, political corruption, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 56K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, introspection, state affairs, government agency, undercover, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., chicago illinois, usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, political, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, kennedy assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, investigation, murder, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, america, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, head of state, soldier, fighting the system, state affairs, military, introspection, political corruption ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 2K
Ruby (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: nightclub, conspiracy, assassination, political corruption, political conspiracy, corruption, mafia, campaign, hitman, dedicated lawyer, amateur detective, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 130K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, capitalism, globalization, espionage, spy, politics, corruption, deal, political unrest, political conspiracy, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, lebanon, persia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 21K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, war correspondent, dictator, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, journalism, media, radiation, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, disaster, swat team, nuclear reactor, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 10K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, political conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, murder mystery, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, serious, intense ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, fighting the system, legal, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 256K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, twists and turns, realistic, serious, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, u.s. navy, marines, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, suicide, court, military, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, court, death sentence, legal, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, torture, folk, uncover truth, political intrigue, political corruption, graphic violence, ira, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 17K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, death sentence, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, legal, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: tense, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, crimes, fighting the system, politics, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, justice, legal investigation, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, racial violence, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%