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Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
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Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Original name: Олигарх
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the top. But with this cynical rise, comes a brutal fall.
Style: clever, serious, cynical, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, biting, political thriller
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, crimes, fighting the system, society, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, life is a bitch, campaign, state affairs, blind ambition, student life, assassination, gangsters, ambition, friendship, corruption, politician, greed, corrupt politician, murder, russian mafia, wealth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, society, politics, political corruption, murder and state affairs mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Tycoon: A New Russian: The PyraMMMid (2011), Bummer (2003), The Quickie (2001), AFR (2007), F.I.S.T. (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The PyraMMMid (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, cons and scams, rise and fall, corporate crimes, downfall, crimes, corporate crime, intrigue, society, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
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Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian mafia, criminal heroes, crimes, group of friends, murder, gangsters, disorder, corrupt law enforcer, crime gone awry, dishonesty, intrigue, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: russia
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The Quickie (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic
Plot: russian mafia, gangsters, starting over, couples, road not taken, family life, dishonesty, crimes, tough heroes, hitman, gambling, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
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AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, society, crimes, politics, campaign, satire, artists and showbiz, media, life is a bitch, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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F.I.S.T. (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, gang, against the odds, crimes, legal, rivalry, campaign, injustice, political corruption, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: cleveland ohio, washington d.c.
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43%
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, campaign, political intrigue, state affairs, fighting the system, society, manipulation, legal, ambition, media, dishonesty ...
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Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Plot: uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, rebellion, race against time, dishonesty, crimes, undercover, assassination, government agency, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, political corruption, political unrest, murder, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, society, government, manipulation, corruption, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
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40%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
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People I Know (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.
Style: cynical, bleak, enigmatic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, witnessing a crime, society, crimes, showbiz, political corruption, intrigue, investigation, hotel, scandal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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Halla Bol (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: murder, actor's life, crimes, dishonesty, mentor, infidelity, security, husband wife relationship, corrupt politician, political corruption, politician, witness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
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The Bull (2019)
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Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1980 ...
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
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The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Country: Norway
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
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Story: A young Oxford academic and his attorney girlfriend holiday on Antigua. They bump into a Russian millionaire who owns a peninsula and a diamond watch. He wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the lovers on a tortuous journey to the City ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tennis, espionage, betrayal, dishonesty, undercover, crimes, couple relations, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, saving a life, family in danger, birthday party ...
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32%
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Charlie (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
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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, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
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