Movies like JFK

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JFK (1991)
 8.0
 127K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, political drama, ambiguous ending, factual, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: president, assassination, investigation, political conspiracy, cia, death, government, kennedy assassination, political corruption, gay slur, district attorney, cover up, businessman, evidence, confrontation, dedicated lawyer, obsession, conspiracy, legal investigation, vietnam war, historical figure, uncover truth, price of justice, legal, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, vietnam, cuba, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to JFK

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, interesting and suspense films with plots about conspiracy, corruption, politics, dishonesty, murder, assassination and state affairs mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like JFK: Z (1969), Executive Action (1973), All the President's Men (1976), The Contender (2000), Nixon (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 20K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: assassination, politics, military, political corruption, police, government, cia, journalism, courtroom drama, photojournalist, liberal, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, assassin, cia, sniper, political conspiracy, politics, frame up, anti capitalism, government agency, head of state, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: politics, investigation, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, president, journalist, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.0
 22K
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: talky, realistic, suspense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, vice president, idealism, sexism, white house, strong sexual content, head of state, sex scandal, government, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 26K
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: epic, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, rise and fall, government, vietnam war, political corruption, campaign, election, head of state, presidential election, historical figure, usa president, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, political drama
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, investigation, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, legal investigation, uncover truth, political corruption, fighting the system, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.3
 49K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, white house, cold war, military, president, nuclear threat, head of state, leadership, usa president, threat, atomic bomb, race against time ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, bleak, stylized, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, reporter, political conspiracy, political corruption, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.8
 16K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, politics, military, journalist, corruption, political conspiracy, political intrigue, dictatorship, senator, loss of son, newspaper, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: realistic, clever, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: senator, politics, secretary of state, senate, poker game, secret past, blackmail, politician, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, supreme court, judge, professor, political corruption, crime, murder, obsession, crimes, danger, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 14K
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, kennedy assassination, americana, doctors and patients, deadly, society, state affairs, power relations, secret service, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 17K
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: realistic, tense, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, politics, war, photojournalist, journalist, civil rights movement, war correspondent, dictator, dictatorship, crimes, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, suspense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, journalism, radiation, investigation, car chase, whistleblower, earthquake, swat team, media, control room, elevator, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: cold war, u.s. air force, white house, politics, conspiracy, secret service, kidnapping, political thriller, desert, coup, revolution, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
 207K
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, clever, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, navy, courtroom, sexism, suicide, murder, military, lawyer, court martial, military base, u.s. navy, army investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 8K
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: clever, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyer, false accusation, jury, lobbyist, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 1K
Ruby (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Japan
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: nightclub, corruption, mafia, political conspiracy, political corruption, crime, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer, striptease, organized crime, gangsters, assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, warden, theft, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, prison life, mistreatment, murder trial ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1941 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, brainwashing, election, uncover truth, political conspiracy, communism, senator, strangulation, cards, nervous breakdown, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, north korea, china, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 118K
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: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: cia, globalization, assassination, politics, bomb, capitalism, corruption, espionage, terrorism, political corruption, suicide, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, persia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 57K
Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, stalinism, russian, against the rules, uncover truth, military, child murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: russia, soviet union, berlin germany, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, cia agent, assassination attempt, lawyer, courtroom drama, reporter, newspaper, judge, arrest, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: politics, parade, terrorism, torture, investigation, folk, dedicated lawyer, assassination, cover-up, uncover truth, political corruption, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: talky, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, racism, assassin, civil rights, activist, widow, trial, dedicated lawyer, injustice, righting the wronged, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 11K
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, captivating, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, presidential election, government, campaign, political corruption, election, democrat, republican, head of state, politician, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 15K
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, serious, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, frame up, death penalty, justice, politics, legal action, false accusation, political corruption, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, whistleblower, head of state, uncover truth, war, idealism, political conspiracy, political corruption, campaign, fighting the system ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: captivating, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, lawyer, president, civil war, private club, union, boarding house, trial, assassination, courtroom, execution ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, violence, political corruption, vengeance, corruption, homicide detective, death of daughter, corporate crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%