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Missing (1982)
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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 uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the right-wing dictatorship.
Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, talky, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, philosophical, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, conspiracy, military, corruption, missing person, journalist, character study, political intrigue, violence, loss of son, uncover truth, patriotism, oppression, conservative, dishonesty, courage, revolution, coup d'etat, investigation, kidnapping, death, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, iraq, argentina, washington d.c., santiago chile

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out political, dramatic, serious and realistic films with plots about politics, corruption, greed, idealism, dialogue, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Missing: Machuca (2004), All the President's Men (1976), Z (1969), JFK (1991), Salvador (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Machuca (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Santiago, capital of Chile during the Marxist government of elected, highly controversial president Salvador Allende. Father McEnroe supports his leftist views by introducing a program at the prestigious "collegio" (Catholic prep school) ...
Style: political, touching, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: childhood, coming of age, sexual initiation, friendship, poverty, youth, politics, communism, demonstration, classmate, social differences, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, spain, argentina, south america ...
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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: political, realistic, thought provoking, cerebral, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, newspaper, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, white house, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, president, investigative journalism, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
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100%
 8.2
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: political, tense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, murder investigation, political corruption, violence, politician, martyr, political cover up ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 157K
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: political, suspense, thought provoking, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, legal, gay slur, assassination, politics, cia, corruption, assassination of president, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, dallas texas, cuba ...
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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: suspense, tense, political, factual, harsh ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, cold war, war, military, dictator, war correspondent, revolution, fighting the system, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, journalist, drug smuggling, media manipulation, u.s. government, conspiracy, politics, investigation, brainwashing, secrets, investigative reporter ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: california, los angeles, iran, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: political, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, u.s. air force, espionage, terrorism, secret service, betrayal, race against time, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, austin texas, california, russia ...
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63%
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 2K
Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, sexy, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: murder, catholic, christian, church, politics, bishop, assassination, poverty, propaganda, political corruption, friendship, death ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.4
 14K
Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: political, inspirational, thought provoking, feel good, clever ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, politics, journalism, social injustice, friendship, human rights, murder, idealism, journalist, civil rights, freedom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
Place: south africa, africa, england, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: reporter, power plant, journalism, radiation, politics, disaster, investigation, nuclear power, nuclear, environmental, media, nuclear power plant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: political, factual, compassionate, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, government, political corruption, conspiracy, manipulation, greed, historical figure, campaign, rise and fall, presidential election, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., california, texas, china, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 59K
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: political, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, political intrigue, leadership, un, diplomacy, white house, spy, undercover, nuclear threat, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, ussr, boston, russia, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 50K
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: political, intense, factual, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: cia, politics, corruption, spy, espionage, political conspiracy, secret service, journalism, newspaper, conspiracy theory, cia agent, political corruption ...
Time: year 2002, year 1995, year 2003, year 2001, year 1993 ...
Place: africa, middle east, washington d.c., iraq, east africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
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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: serious, tense, factual, suspense, light ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, secret service, investigation, conspiracy theory, doctors and patients, society, state affairs, power relations, americana, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: suspense, political, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, capitalism, politics, globalization, corruption, oil, conspiracy, political conspiracy, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, iran, lebanon, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
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No (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: political, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: campaign, fighting the system, underdog, advertising, dictatorship, oppression, political conspiracy, politics, rebellion, against the odds, advertising agency, democracy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 28K
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, factual, touching ...
Plot: loss of spouse, murder, execution, friendship, justice, faith, journalism, jihad, new love, death, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, new york, los angeles, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspense, dark, talky, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, lobbyist, presidential campaign, political corruption, corruption, assassination, justice, twists and turns, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, future, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: political, captivating, sincere, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, adoption, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, state affairs, haunted by the past, political unrest, secret, military dictatorship, spanish civil war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, buenos aires argentina, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: political, factual, suspense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: journalism, politics, twists and turns, justice, tv reporter, betrayal, conspiracy theory, fired from the job, american politics, political scandal, presidential election, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: political, talky, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: terrorist, kidnapping, politics, freedom, revolution, moral ambiguity, runaway, unlikely friendships, violent, culture clash, crime gone awry, corruption ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1968 ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, berlin germany, california, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, political, suspense ...
Plot: spy, conspiracy, murder, investigation, corruption, death, idealism, obsession, political corruption, cover up, politics, aids ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, germany, sudan, kenya, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, political, intense, tricky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, honest, relationships, greed, friends, twists and turns, corruption, character study, head of state, political intrigue, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, england, washington d.c., usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.8
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Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: political, inspirational, suspense, talky, factual ...
Plot: revolution, communism, idealism, sacrifice, leadership, character study, visceral, dictatorship, hopes, folk hero, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1966
Place: bolivia, cuba, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, corruption, reporter, murder, investigation, journalism, media, senator, twists and turns, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, latin america, washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 2K
Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, assassination, intrigue, imperialism, greed, betrayal, scapegoat, dehumanization, political corruption, self discovery, defamation, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: africa, belgium, israel, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, small town, civil rights, ku klux klan, police, investigation, african american, murder, racial slur, violence, racial segregation, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, treason, undercover, double agent, political conspiracy, dishonesty, society, buddies, rebellion, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico city, ussr, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
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The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: cerebral, political, suspense, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, corruption, business, reporter, conspiracy, politics, legal, courtroom, lawyer, media, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., mississippi, iran, south carolina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 109K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, political, sincere, tense, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, politics, president, loneliness, reporter, scandal, power struggle, mind game, uncover truth, character study, lie, secret ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1974, 20th century
Place: california, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%