Movies like JFK

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JFK (1991)
 8.0
 130K
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: thought provoking, serious, captivating, disturbing, factual, enigmatic, suspense, talky, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, cia, kennedy assassination, fighting the system, political corruption, evidence, district attorney, government, legal investigation, legal, historical figure, state affairs, uncover truth, corruption, manipulation, coup d'etat, businessman, gay slur, cover up, suspicion, confrontation, death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, vietnam, texas, cuba, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to JFK

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about politics, conspiracy, corruption, assassination, dishonesty, state affairs and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like JFK: The Contender (2000), Z (1969), Executive Action (1973), All the President's Men (1976), I as in Icarus (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, clever, suspense, serious ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, u.s. president, idealism, white house, society, republican, political intrigue, strong sexual content, head of state, chief of staff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 21K
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, military, politics, political corruption, photojournalist, protest, liberal, police, government, cia, courtroom drama, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, frame up, politics, anti capitalism, political conspiracy, assassin, cia, sniper, media, state affairs, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, talky, clever, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, newspaper, journalism, investigation, political corruption, president, republican, political conspiracy, sergeant, cover up, white house, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, political drama
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, conspiracy, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ...
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, murder, political corruption, politics, fighting the system, crime, supreme court, professor, investigation, fbi, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 27K
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: realistic, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, usa president, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 20s, 70s, 30s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, kennedy assassination, fbi, state affairs, doctors and patients, society, americana, power relations, deadly, secret service, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.3
 50K
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, president, cold war, military, nuclear threat, white house, nuclear, head of state, political unrest, political intrigue, un, undercover ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, pentagon, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, cia agent, assassination attempt, corruption, price of justice, state affairs, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, u.s. air force, white house, politics, secret service, conspiracy, revolution, betrayal, terrorism, military, espionage, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: disturbing, clever, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: missing person, politics, military, senator, dictatorship, political conspiracy, newspaper, political intrigue, loss of son, journalist, corruption, oppression ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, washington d.c., santiago chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, investigation, murder, corruption, neo noir, political conspiracy, political corruption, reporter, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, realistic, captivating
Plot: nightclub, political corruption, political conspiracy, mafia, corruption, uncover truth, price of justice, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, state affairs, legal investigation ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, disturbing, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: senator, politics, senate, blackmail, secret past, poker game, secretary of state, politician, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, dishonesty, power relations, state affairs, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, tense, serious, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, stalinism, lone hero, uncover truth, child murder, crimes, against the rules, investigation, serial murder, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 212K
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, realistic, twists and turns, serious, intense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, suicide, courtroom, navy, lawyer, military, murder, sexism, army investigation, marines, u.s. navy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, dishonesty, fighting the system, corruption, violence, law enforcement, death of daughter, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, frame up, legal action, fighting the system, false accusation, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, suspense, biting, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, elevator, media, journalism, control room, car chase, swat team, whistleblower, earthquake, radiation, nuclear ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 116K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, idealism, against the rules, uncover truth, state affairs, media, government agency, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, maryland, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 18K
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, realistic, rough, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, war, whistleblower, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, administration, deadly, media ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, investigation, terrorism, parade, torture, folk, political intrigue, dishonesty, assassination, ira, political corruption, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 120K
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: tense, realistic, clever, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: cia, globalization, bomb, politics, corruption, espionage, terrorism, suicide, assassination, capitalism, prince, loss of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, usa, switzerland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, historical character, trial, boarding house, death sentence, legal, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 44K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, relationship vs career, price of justice, state affairs, crumbling marriage, fighting the system, journalism, life turned upside down, misled, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, year 1995, year 2001 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, thailand, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, whistleblower, politics, war, life is a bitch, workplace situations, rebellion, idealism, campaign, state affairs, uncover truth ...
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, suspense
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, investigation, political conspiracy, society, americana, murder, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, usa, texas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, psychological, touching, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: prison, murder, alcatraz, lawyer, courtroom, theft, warden, fighting the system, punishment, righting the wronged, legal, baseball ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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