Movies like Thirteen Days

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Thirteen Days (2000)
 7.3
 49K
Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, his staff and advisors.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, tense, factual, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: politics, white house, cold war, military, president, nuclear threat, head of state, leadership, threat, atomic bomb, usa president, race against time, political unrest, nuclear, rivalry, state affairs, government agency, espionage, political intrigue, undercover, un, invasion, staff, cold war era, u.s. president ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., pentagon, boston ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspense films with plots about politics, state affairs, mentor, dialogue, assassination, u.s. president and corruption mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Thirteen Days: The Missiles of October (1974), Seven Days in May (1964), JFK (1991), Bridge of Spies (2015), Deterrence (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, politics, nuclear threat, white house, government agency, head of state, leadership, war, race against time, save the day, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: cold war, u.s. air force, white house, politics, conspiracy, secret service, kidnapping, political thriller, desert, coup, revolution, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.0
 127K
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: president, assassination, investigation, political conspiracy, cia, kennedy assassination, death, government, political corruption, gay slur, district attorney, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 254K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, dramatic ...
Plot: cold war, cia, lawyer, spy, espionage, legal, pilot, undercover, state affairs, government agency, rescue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.5
 2K
Deterrence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, leadership, political unrest, danger, state affairs, apocalypse, chaos, president, nuclear war, international crisis, nuclear threat, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future, year 2008 ...
Place: colorado, usa, iraq, korea, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: senator, politics, secretary of state, senate, poker game, secret past, blackmail, politician, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 15K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, cia, nato, kgb, politics, secret agents, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, new york, france, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: politics, investigation, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, president, journalist, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, invasion, betrayal, kgb, mentor, intrigue, idealism, politics, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 22K
The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, vice president, idealism, sexism, white house, strong sexual content, head of state, sex scandal, government, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, tricky ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, george w. bush, usa president, state affairs, couple relations, political intrigue, couples, friends, president, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, usa, london, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cold war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, terrorist, white house, helicopter, stadium, nuclear, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: baltimore, usa, russia, israel, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, brainwashing, election, uncover truth, political conspiracy, communism, senator, strangulation, cards, nervous breakdown, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, north korea, china, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 26K
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: epic, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, rise and fall, government, vietnam war, political corruption, campaign, election, head of state, presidential election, historical figure, usa president, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 43K
W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: president, politics, iraq war, americana, election, patriotism, drugs/alcohol, head of state, rise to the top, white house, george w. bush, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 5K
Fail Safe (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, control room, soldier, race against time, aviation, politics, danger, military, state affairs, military life, technology gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 11K
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, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, presidential election, government, campaign, political corruption, election, democrat, republican, head of state, politician, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 75K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: president, racism, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, assassination, hitman, politics, white house, americana, head of state, couple relations, deadly, state affairs, democrat, administration ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 31K
No Way Out (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, kgb, political corruption, military, cold war, u.s. navy, mystery, race against time, love triangle, danger, army investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pentagon, usa, manila philippines, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, vietnam war, fighting the system, politics, nuclear threat, government agency, hostages, one man army, prison, secret agents, race against time ...
Place: asia, montana, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, leadership, hijacking, politics, americana, danger, society, state affairs, government agency, head of state, political conspiracy, confined ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 14K
Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: tense, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, kennedy assassination, americana, doctors and patients, deadly, society, state affairs, power relations, secret service, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.0
 975
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, sexy ...
Plot: iron curtain, kgb, spy, espionage, cold war, cia, assassination, undercover, government agency, secret agents, renegade, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 11K
All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: dramatic, factual, intense, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: politics, usa president, political, president, racism, congress, u.s. vice president, campaigning, racial, racial discrimination, american politics, racial issues ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, texas, usa, america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, underwater, cia, politics, spy, defection, against the rules, political intrigue, russian, nuclear threat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, russia, soviet union, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, secret service, president, save the day, head of state, conspiracy, hostages, tour guide, siege, nuclear threat, ex military, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., pentagon, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 12K
Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: emperor, investigation, atomic bomb, military, translator, war crime, occupation, politics, war, state affairs, soldier, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, teenage boy, espionage, fbi, russian, government agency, investigation, secret agents, undercover, hidden identity, special agents, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 6K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, race against time, stadium, political intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, rescue, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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