Movies like A Show of Force

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A Show of Force (1990)
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A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, police corruption, undercover, crimes, journalism, political conspiracy, working undercover, legal, amateur detective, media, law enforcement, price of justice, uncover truth, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, graphic violence, rebellion, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, deadly, assassination, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico

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Most similar movies to A Show of Force

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, uncover truth and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Show of Force: Murder in Greenwich (2002), We'll Meet Again (2002), The Parallax View (1974), Absolute Deception (2013), The Balibo Conspiracy (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, society, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, riddles and clues, mystery, partners, dishonesty, amateur detective, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, undercover, reporter, political intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, united states, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, special agents, uncover truth, undercover, investigation, manhunt, couple relations, dishonesty, journalism, chases and races, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, hong kong, australia, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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 ⇓
90%
 6.6
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crime, psychopath, hippie, police investigation, politics, crimes, protagonist as suspect, deadly, life is a bitch, liberal, poet ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.6
 21
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 647
Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, danger, crimes, deadly, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, uncover truth, serial killer, legal, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Good Shepherd (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, priest, amateur detective, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, rebellion, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.3
 205
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 ⇓
70%
The Infiltrator (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Infiltrator is an American film about an Israeli freelance journalist who travels to Germany circa the early 1990's and uncovers a story about a dangerously pervasive underground Neo-Nazi faction, who are intent to bring Nazism back to the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: undercover, journalism, racism, crimes, dishonesty, against humanity, leadership, media, confined, heroes, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 771
Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, false accusation, police detective, investigation, protagonist as suspect, frame up, deadly, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.6
 393
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, murder, investigation, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective, danger, uncover truth, journalism, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, crime, investigation, media, female nudity, minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.0
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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 ⇓
60%
 5.2
 114
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 ⇓
60%
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 4.8
 414
Frame of Mind (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: What happens when the truth is not enough? A New Jersey police detective comes across new evidence in the Kennedy assassination
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, uncover truth, state affairs, deadly, danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, kennedy assassination, graphic violence, conspiracy, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.4
 970
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, crimes, mind game, crime, deadly, stalking, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 484
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, legal, who done it, teenage life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, crime, police detective, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, obsessive quest, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, obsession, missing person, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, assassination, conspiracy, vietnam veteran, espionage, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, assassination attempt, politics, heroes, state affairs, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, spain, vietnam, asia, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 402
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, society, crimes, family relations, price of justice, injustice, interracial relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, suspect, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, crimes, crime, law enforcement, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.8
 106
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, amateur detective, missing person, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 110
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending
Plot: murder, obsession, mystery, investigation, crimes, erotica, femme fatale, who done it, neo noir, college life, school, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 617
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, false accusation, murder, injustice, deadly, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%