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The Pentagon Papers (2003)
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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. The documents in question would eventually become famous as the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the true reasons for U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Style: sincere, serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, military, soldier, fighting the system, political conspiracy, political corruption, introspection, head of state, state affairs, anti war, war, heroes, conspiracy, life is a bitch, rebellion, campaign, society, idealism, workplace situations, archive footage
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about state affairs, politics, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch and rebellion mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like The Pentagon Papers: DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003), Recount (2008), Afterburn (1992), The Guarantee (2014), Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, bleak, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, politics, danger, hijacking, americana, head of state, leadership, government agency, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, uncover truth, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Guarantee (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: On the night of September 29, 2008, the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system.'The Guarantee' tells the story of that night, and what led to it.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, corporate crimes, political intrigue, legal, state affairs, uncover truth, rivalry, dishonesty, finance, manipulation, human nature, head of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, hostage, general, undercover, race against time, administration, psychopath, terrorism, political corruption, politics, chases and races ...
Place: usa, montana, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: politics, investigation, head of state, assassination attempt, political intrigue, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political unrest, society, journalism, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, fighting the system, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, danger, rebellion, life is a bitch, government agency, dishonesty, society, assassination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, state affairs, society, fighting the system, manipulations, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political thriller, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, uncover truth, racism, injustice, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, president, investigation, cia, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, vietnam, cuba, texas, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, human spirit, refugee, life is a bitch, immigrants, hopes, tragic hero, military, society, danger, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: nuclear threat, white house, politics, cold war, rivalry, save the world, state affairs, leadership, heroes, ego clash, danger, war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, politics, world war two, society, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting the system, state affairs, military, battles, friends, political corruption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, rebellion, politics, society, life is a bitch, injustice, crimes, legal, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, injustice, family reunited, rebellion, price of justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Truman (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-war ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, political drama
Plot: world war two, soldier, politics, white house, world war one, presidential election, rise and fall, leadership, media, head of state, hopes, society ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, missouri, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, political conspiracy, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, assassination, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
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63%
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Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, undercover, prodigy, secret agents, society, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, vengeance, campaign, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, politics, bank, mafia, uncover truth, gangsters, crimes, manipulations, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, london, palermo italy, new york, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, anti capitalism, frame up, political conspiracy, sniper, cia, assassin, undercover, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Quicksand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office. General Stewart is murdered and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: army investigation, murder, psychiatrist, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, military life, dishonesty, power relations, state affairs, danger, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
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The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: politics, radio dj, rebellion, fighting the system, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, state affairs, chaos, americana, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Live from Baghdad (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gulf war, war correspondent, journalism, against the odds, anti war, escapades, military, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, media, politics ...
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 28K
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, political corruption, government, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Black Pimpernel (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Mexico, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough, emotional ...
Plot: political intrigue, life is a bitch, politics, romance, society, injustice, political unrest, revolution, human spirit, ambassador, human rights, graphic violence ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 168
The Outsider (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Michael Flaherty (Craig Wasson), an American Vietnam veteran of Irish descent, returns to Belfast to join the cause of his grandfather, Seamus (Sterling Hayden). Soon he finds that he is not as welcomed in his home country as he imagined he would ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: innocence lost, fish out of water, life is a bitch, manipulations, war, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, tragic hero, unfulfillment, conspiracy, strong violent content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, detroit, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, escapades, investigation, state affairs, crimes, terrorism, uncover truth, ocean or sea, fighting the system, dishonesty, journalism, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, russia, estonia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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