Movies like People I Know

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People I Know (2002)
 5.4
 11K
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: enigmatic, stylized, intense, cynical, bleak, intellectual, thought provoking, political, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: politics, murder, conspiracy, murder mystery, lone hero, witnessing a crime, intrigue, crimes, society, showbiz, political corruption, hotel, investigation, drug addiction, scandal, rape, press agent, corruption, catastrophe, drugs, demon, doctors, natural disaster, relationships, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa

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Most similar movies to People I Know

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, twists and turns and suspense films with plots about crimes, storytelling, dialogue, murder, greed, runaway and brutality mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like People I Know: City Hall (1996), Tycoon: A New Russian (2002), True Confessions (1981), Rampart (2011), Casino Jack (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 21K
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, suspense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, police, political corruption, corruption, conspiracy, murder, mafia, idealism, mayor, society, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new orleans, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
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 ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, political corruption, society, fighting the system, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, blind ambition, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: tense, bleak, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, politics, crimes, courtroom drama, extramarital affair, police, legal, police detective, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, talky, clever ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, murder, serial killer, crimes, redemption, police corruption, political corruption, desert, brother brother relationship, betrayal, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.8
 24K
Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, intense, neo noir, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, crimes, brutality, police, police brutality, dysfunctional family, bigotry, family, scandal, dishonesty, sister sister relationship, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 17K
Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: witty, political, factual, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: politics, casino, manipulation, gambling, native americans, cons and scams, crimes, investigation, ambition, lifestyle, dishonesty, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 9K
Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, clever, neo noir ...
Plot: union, labor union, female nudity, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, fighting the system, crimes, working class, factory worker, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, investigation, conspiracy, prison, courtroom drama, idealism, korean american, mentor protege relationship, idealist, miscarriage of justice, framed for murder ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: epic, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, revenge, criminal heroes, melancholy, crime boss, ambition, rise to the top, corrupt politician, cosa nostra ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, new york, italy, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 8K
Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, enigmatic, meditative, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, working class, small town, murder mystery, love triangle, investigation, loneliness, character study, factory, mystery, dull life, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: california, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, tricky, psychological ...
Plot: journalism, cia, lawyer, reporter, courtroom drama, media, journalist, corruption, courtroom, espionage, murder, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 9K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: neo noir, talky, light, visually appealing, allegory ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, murder, labor union, flashback, insanity, violence, corpse, strike ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, neo noir, dramatic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, violence, guilt, murder, assassination, crimes, incest, opera, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, palermo italy, sicily, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, harsh, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, police investigation, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, justice, brutality, fbi, false accusation, society ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 844
True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
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Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, intense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, murder, investigation, district attorney, crimes, police brutality, lawyer, gangsters, fighting the system, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 476K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, intense, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, partners in crime, sting operation, fbi, heist, con artists, organized crime, mafia, romantic triangle, scam, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 2K
The Advocate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of ...
Style: enigmatic, tense, stylized, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, courtroom drama, medieval, french countryside, prejudice, legal action, pig, murder mystery, crimes, disorder, society ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.8
 2K
Faithful (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in.
Style: talky, witty, melancholic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loneliness, female protagonist, runaway, woman in danger, greed, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, self discovery, hitman, marriage, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: sexy, thought provoking, bleak, unusual plot structure, affectionate ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, politics, terrorist, surveillance, police investigation, police, reporter, anti semitism, melancholy, visceral, distopia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: germany, israel, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: intense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, violence, organized crime, murder, love triangle, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, boston, ireland, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 9.2
 1.8M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, epic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, crime family, crimes, greed, pride and honor, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, patriarch ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, sicily, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.
Style: cynical, talky, suspense, intense, dark ...
Plot: office, greed, real estate agent, manipulation, corporate world, business, ambition, rivalry, career, reward, layoff, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, arizona, illinois, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.5
 23K
Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, gay, police investigation, murder, crimes, undercover cop, lgbt, sex, gays and lesbians, brutality, violence, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 9K
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: suspense, talky, intense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, friendship, mafia, betrayal, vengeance, greed, murder, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 123
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 60K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, suspense, clever, cynical, twists and turns ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, filmmaking, blackmail, police investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, crime gone awry, writers, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, film industry ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 31K
Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, secret service, politics, investigation, murder, crimes, white house, corruption, president, love affair, state affairs, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, talky, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, rape, police investigation, murder mystery, murder, mystery, serial killer, crimes, investigation, psychology, mind game, sex scene ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, brutal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, murder, lone hero, police, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%