Movies like Lions for Lambs

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Lions for Lambs (2007)
 6.2
 51K
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special forces ambushed on an Afghani ridge await rescue as Taliban forces close in; a poli-sci professor at a California college invites a student to re-engage.
Style: serious, thought provoking, psychological, political, realistic, sexy, emotional, philosophical, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: terrorist, iraq war, propaganda, state affairs, politics, war on terror, conservative, terrorism, war, soldier, society, hopes, past, teachers and students, media, power relations, corruption, rescue, reporter, journalism, catastrophe, time travel, world war one, vietnam war, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., iraq, middle east, usa, california, iran

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Most similar movies to Lions for Lambs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, political and serious films with plots about corruption, politics, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, brutality and runaway mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Lions for Lambs: Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Rendition (2007), The Ides of March (2011), The Contender (2000), Michael Collins (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, factual, intense ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, disability, military, fighting the system, war, wartime, handicapped, desert, vietnam veteran, u.s. military ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 80s, year 1970 ...
Place: vietnam, the philippines, texas, iraq, new york ...
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100%
 6.8
 57K
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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, kidnapping, terrorist, surveillance, islamic terrorism, torture, spy, cia, war on terror, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, washington d.c., iraq, israel, egypt ...
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100%
The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: dark, talky, political, clever, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, suspense, lobbyist, campaign, media, presidential campaign, political corruption, conspiracy, corruption, justice ...
Time: future, 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
⇓ 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: political, thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, idealism, vice president, president, conspiracy, election, political intrigue, sex scandal, campaign, society, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa, ohio, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: political, brutal, harsh, intense, factual ...
Plot: politics, war, terrorism, fight, civil war, irish history, fighting the system, irish republican army, british empire, irish, secret service, treason ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 70s, post world war one
Place: ireland, england, northern ireland, london, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 24K
Good Kill (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: drone, war, military, moral dilemma, murder, terrorism, suspicion, taliban, family relations, family problems, family life, aviation ...
Time: year 2001, year 2010, 21st century
Place: las vegas, middle east, iraq, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: psychological, serious, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, cia, reporter, lawyer, suspense, courtroom drama, media, investigation, corruption, journalist, courtroom, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually ...
Style: psychological, clever, political, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, gulf war, political conspiracy, suspense, brainwashing, mind control, sniper, senator, politics, assassination, political corruption, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1991
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: controversial, satirical, stylized, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, sniper, investigation, conspiracy, president, culture clash, brutality, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: near future, year 2007, september 11 2001, 70s, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east, washington d.c., usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 90K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, twist ending ...
Plot: terrorism, suspense, counter terrorism, investigation, fbi, nuclear bomb, violence, twists and turns, politics, spy, cia, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: sexy, captivating, light, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fbi, journalism, reporter, newspaper, terrorism, chase, single father, runaway, journalist, suspense, hidden identity, twists and turns ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1979, year 1972, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, boston, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sad, dark, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, military life, suspense, war, tank, bravery, friendly fire, medal of honor, gulf war, lawyer, iraq war, politics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 21K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, sad, harsh, sexy, serious ...
Plot: soldier, u.s. military, iraq war, friendship, death, war, homecoming, redemption, small town, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, wartime life ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, vietnam, middle east, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 155K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: clever, political, tense, suspenseful, tricky ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, politics, journalism, corruption, suspense, investigation, newspaper, reporter, murder, congress, spy ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 458K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, terrorism, soldier, war, army, sniper, suspense, bomb, bomb squad, marines, gulf war ...
Time: 2000s, year 2004, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, new york
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38%
 6.2
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City Hall (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, political, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, police, political corruption, murder, mafia, lawyer, mayor, suspense, society, uncover truth, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, new orleans, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, u.s. government, conspiracy, journalist, drug smuggling, media manipulation, politics, investigation, media, secrets, brainwashing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: california, los angeles, iran, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, harsh, heartbreaking, brutal ...
Plot: journalism, adoption, bosnian war, civil war, anti war, war, orphan, family relations, morality, military, rescue, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, england, sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, bleak, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, politics, justice, military life, civil war, wartime, casualty of war, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: political, thought provoking, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, politics, corruption, capitalism, globalization, conspiracy, oil, suspense, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, usa, iran, lebanon, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
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Paradise Now (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paradise Now is filmed from the perspective of two Palestinian men who are preparing to perform a suicide attack in Israel. This is the first film to deal with the subject of suicide bombers.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, controversial, political ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, suicide, freedom, friendship, bomb, israeli palestinian conflict, manipulation, self sacrifice, occupation, destiny, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, palestine, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
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Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, political, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, suspense, conspiracy, spy, legal action, lawyer, murder, politics, dishonesty, legal investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, england, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: clever, bleak, thought provoking, tense, political ...
Audience: teens
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, intelligence, surveillance, secret service, investigation, islam, betrayal, manipulation, suspense, conspiracy ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, intense, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: china, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
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Brubaker (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Style: realistic, factual, harsh, serious, captivating ...
Plot: prison, corruption, abuse of power, prison escape, fighting the system, prison warden, undercover, brutality, suspense, abuse, justice, liberal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california, louisiana, new jersey, arkansas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 133K
Brothers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: war, family problems, adultery, military, marital infidelity, presumed dead, american soldier, brothers, dysfunctional family, soldier, suspicion, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan, iraq, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, cia, fighting the system, suspense, political conspiracy, twists and turns, uncover truth, spy, who to trust, life turned upside down, manhunt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, langley virginia, middle east, canada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 88K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Style: political, suspenseful, intense, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: thought provoking, tense, emotional, intense, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, wall street, terrorism, conspiracy, political unrest, false accusation, american dream, civil rights, dishonesty, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, pakistan, middle east, canada, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 6K
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, stylized, factual, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, justice, 9/11, skyscraper, state affairs, injustice, innocence lost, life is a bitch, love affair, jewish ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, palestine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%