Movies like Nothing But the Truth

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Nothing But the Truth (2008)
 7.2
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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 Burnside argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, tricky, emotional, serious, political, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, cia, lawyer, reporter, courtroom drama, journalist, corruption, media, courtroom, murder, espionage, investigation, conspiracy, spy, legal, dishonesty, state affairs, price of justice, president, justice, integrity, world politics, catastrophe, survival, twists and turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to Nothing But the Truth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, intense, tense and suspense films with plots about corruption, manipulation, secrets, justice, dialogue, conspiracy and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Nothing But the Truth: Spotlight (2015), Fair Game (2010), Kill the Messenger (2014), The Life of David Gale (2003), The Fifth Estate (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, suspense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, investigation, investigative journalism, sexual abuse, conspiracy, newspaper, catholicism, child abuse, cover up, journalist, expose ...
Time: year 2001, 70s, 2000s, 20th century, year 2002 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, new england, florida
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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 ...
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100%
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 ...
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100%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, rough ...
Plot: suicide, death sentence, fighting the system, death row, investigation, activist, murder, professor, death, twists and turns, reporter, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, austin texas, houston texas, usa, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: thought provoking, political, tense, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, internet, computers and web, politics, spy, hacker, computer, whistleblower, uncover truth, hacking, against the rules, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s, year 2010 ...
Place: europe, stockholm sweden, washington d.c., norway, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 89K
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: suspense, psychological, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, fbi, interrogation, investigation, violence, twists and turns, nuclear bomb, cia, spy, manipulation, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 44K
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: political, uplifting, psychological, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, cia, politics, torture, interrogation, spy, u.s. government, war crime, corruption, government corruption, truth, justice ...
Place: washington d.c., san francisco
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100%
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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: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., california, usa, virginia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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, suspense, intense, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, death sentence, justice, political corruption, frame up, courtroom, lawyer, conspiracy theory, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: thought provoking, suspense, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, politics, crimes, legal, courtroom, lawyer, manipulation, newspaper reporter, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
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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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, murder mystery, courtroom, justice, murder, legal investigation, twists and turns, mystery, false accusation, manipulation, police corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 207K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, intellectual, twist ending ...
Plot: twists and turns, courtroom drama, adultery, murder mystery, lawyer, investigation, manipulation, murder, obsession, police investigation, guilt, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, captivating, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, legal, twists and turns, courtroom drama, murder, legal investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer, arrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, stylized, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, court, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, jury, twists and turns, legal, justice, society, righting the wronged, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, indiana, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Music Box (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
Style: suspenseful, tense, emotional, political, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, justice, anti semitism, court, lawyer, courtroom, communism, betrayal, world war two, legal, manipulation, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, germany, argentina, poland, israel ...
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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 ⇓
44%
 7.7
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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: suspense, tense, realistic, tricky, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, u.s. navy, military, justice, court, marines, army investigation, court martial, hotshot lawyer, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: bleak, thought provoking, tense, clever, political ...
Plot: espionage, spy, terrorism, intelligence, surveillance, secret service, investigation, islam, betrayal, manipulation, who to trust, character study ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, germany, berlin germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, cynical, witty ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, rape, corruption, court, hotshot lawyer, justice, lawyers and clients, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 23K
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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, political, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyer, murder, spy, politics, conspiracy, lawyers and clients, dishonesty, state affairs, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
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True Story (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: twists and turns, journalism, crimes, journalist, prison, justice, prison visit, uncover truth, moral dilemma, manipulation, courtroom, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, oregon, montana, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: suspense, talky, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: police, courtroom drama, corruption, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, district attorney, courtroom, lawyer, murder, nypd, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.7
 219K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, court, mental illness, lawyer, murder, legal investigation, corruption, courtroom drama, psychology, split personality, courtroom ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 36K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: death sentence, crimes, death row, journalism, investigation, race against time, lawyer, false accusation, uncover truth, journal, death, reporter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 51K
The East (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, political, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, spy, anarchist, environmentalism, espionage, fbi, revenge, radical, undercover, twists and turns, poisoning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 167K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, cerebral, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, business, guilt, character study, murder, conspiracy, crimes, law firm, mental illness, divorce, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, california, wisconsin, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 76K
The Rainmaker (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy ...
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, tense, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, justice, self defense, lawsuit, legal investigation, insurance company, hopes, domestic violence, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 162K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom drama, court, murder, small town, justice, courtroom, rape, legal, injustice, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%