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The Mattei Affair (1972)
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The Mattei Affair (1972)
Original name: Il caso Mattei
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil resources. October 27, 1962, he died when his private airplane crashed, one minute before it should land at Milan airport. Officially, he died of a flight accident. Actually, many journalists explored other plausible reasons for the untimely landing of the small aircraft.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: politics, conspiracy, crimes, air disaster, investigation, crime, journalism, ambition, rise and fall, intrigue, dishonesty, media, state affairs, unfulfillment, corporate crimes, mafia, murder investigation, journalist, puzzle, nazi germany, oil, secret service, deception, post war, communism ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, russia, iran, algeria

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Most similar movies to The Mattei Affair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about state affairs, dishonesty, politics, society, crimes, political corruption and investigation mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Mattei Affair: Lucky Luciano (1973), Slap the Monster on Page One (1972), We Still Kill the Old Way (1967), Rasputin (1996), Salvatore Giuliano (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lucky Luciano (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, ambition, deportation, social decay, political corruption, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, deadly, crime, rivalry, legal, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
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95%
Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, journalism, murder, media, legal, investigation, manipulations, state affairs, crimes, society, rebellion, surrender ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, society, gangsters, amateur detective, fighting the system, uncover truth, danger, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, crime, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Rasputin (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, good versus evil, state affairs, society, clergy, cure, monk, revolution, visionary, unfulfillment, ambition, royal family ...
Time: year 1916, edwardian era
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: injustice, revolution, ransom, poisoning, political corruption, politics, betrayal, gangsters, rebellion, mafia, death, rally ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, quarry ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, southern italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, fighting the system, political corruption, politics, conspiracy, bank, mafia, uncover truth, gangsters, clergy, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, london, palermo italy, switzerland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, society, dishonesty, family life, revolution, downfall, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, captivating, stylized, serious, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, political intrigue, assassination attempt, society, downfall, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, clever
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, manipulation, dishonesty, fighting the system, manipulations, state affairs, bribery, lie ...
Time: 40s, 21st century, 1940s, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Nightwatching (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK, Poland, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting The Night Watch.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: painter, artists and showbiz, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, love affair, crimes, lifestyle, ambition, art, conspiracy, prodigy ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, stalinism, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, life is a bitch, politics, dishonesty, crimes, crime, police investigation, mystery, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 728
Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: burned alive, church, against the rules, clergy, fighting the system, forbidden love, human nature, royal family, political intrigue, life is a bitch, rivalry, against humanity ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: venice, italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, conspiracy, drug dealing, reporter, uncover truth, state affairs, government agency, life turned upside down, police corruption, media, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 781
Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of Russian noblemen want to maintain the monarchy and plan to kill Rasputin.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, non-linear
Plot: empress, rise to the top, ambition, rise and fall, state affairs, society, political intrigue, royal court, clergy, battle, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: russia, europe, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
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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, touching, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, campaign, vietnam war, 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 ⇓
39%
 6.5
 5K
Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, social decay, social differences, rise and fall, society, dishonesty, couples, prostitute, scandal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fort Apache Napoli (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: journalism, mafia, uncover truth, investigation, idealism, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Plot: investigation, politics, media, journalism, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, political unrest, state affairs, mystery, danger, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Jewel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Amanzio Rastelli appointed several of his relations to managerial positions in his firm. They decided to think internationally and now business is heavily in debt. Luckily for the Rastellis, Bolta the accountant uses all the tricks of his art to ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: ambition, family business, legal, rise and fall, dishonesty, bribery, family relations, bankruptcy, unfulfillment, corporate crimes, stock broker, working the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
 7.2
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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, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, intrigue, betrayal, defamation, against the odds, leadership, ambition, society, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: congo, africa, brussels belgium, brussels, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 16K
Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, blackmail, photographer, state affairs, politics, crimes, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, soviet union, rome italy, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political corruption, crimes, law enforcement, danger, politics, dishonesty, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
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Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
Story: A history of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: royal family, empress, politics, betrayal, downfall, state affairs, tragic hero, love affair, family life, palaces castles and temples, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: europe, austria, southern germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, politics, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, couples, tragic hero, dishonesty, love and romance, intrigue ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, rise to the top, crimes, blind ambition, life is a bitch, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, fighting the system, profanity, tough heroes, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Summer Crisis (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1969, Bernard, a Gaspesian fisherman's son, arrive in Perce to fin work. He meets Paul, Jacques and Francis, Quebec Independence activists who have come to open the 'Fisherman's House'. They aim to organize ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, political unrest, hopes, society, rebellion, political activism, small town, state affairs, crisis, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: espionage, rise and fall, undercover, secret agents, government agency, dishonesty, betrayal, politics, fbi, kgb, mentally unstable, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, dishonesty, fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, michigan, new york, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%