Movies like Thirteen Days

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Thirteen Days (2000)
 7.3
 49K
Thirteen Days
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, tense, factual, dramatic, thought provoking, intense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cold war, president, military, nuclear, white house, head of state, political, world politics, nuclear war, conspiracy, assassination, weapons, leadership, catastrophe, secret service, corruption, race against time, assassin, idealism, mentor, political unrest, revolution, courage, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, usa, boston, russia, pentagon, soviet union, manhattan new york city ...
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Bridge of Spies
Drama, History, Thriller
Germany, India, USA
142 min.
 7.6
The Missiles of October
Drama, History, Thriller
USA
150 min.
 8.3
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Most similar movies to Thirteen Days

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and tense films with plots about politics, corruption, runaway, dialogue, political, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Thirteen Days: JFK (1991), Seven Days in May (1964), Bridge of Spies (2015), Deterrence (1999), Advise & Consent (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
 127K
JFK
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, factual, disturbing, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, conspiracy, investigation, assassination, obsession, politics, assassin, courtroom, corruption, murder, paranoia, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, vietnam, cuba, washington d.c.
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Seven Days in May
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, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, cold war, secret service, military, terrorism, betrayal, nuclear, president, white house, fighting the system, political ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: russia, latin america, california, pentagon, texas
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System:   92%
    User:   83%
 
 7.6
 249K
Bridge of Spies
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, suspense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: cold war, lawyer, spy, espionage, cia, politics, surveillance, court, justice, russian, paranoia, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1957, year 1960 ...
Place: east germany, germany, russia, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   59%
 
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 6.5
 2K
Deterrence
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, talky, surprise ending ...
Plot: politics, president, nuclear war, nuclear bomb, leadership, secret service, world politics, end of the world, weapons, conspiracy, political unrest, political ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future, year 2008 ...
Place: iraq, colorado, usa, middle east, korea
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System:   65%
    User:   54%
 
Advise & Consent
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, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, idealism, journalism, political corruption, fighting the system, political, president, world politics, dedicated lawyer, senator, secrets, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
 7.6
 90K
United 93
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, 9/11, airplane, courage, hijacking, tragedy, sacrifice, anti heroes, violence, realism, islam, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: boston, california, cleveland ohio, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
All the President's Men
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, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, investigation, political corruption, president, conspiracy, corruption, paranoia, newspaper, political, storytelling, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
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System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
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The Good Shepherd
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: espionage, cold war, spy, betrayal, cia, mentor, corruption, sacrifice, government agency, moral ambiguity, male nudity, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1944 ...
Place: cuba, usa, africa, latin america, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
 7.0
 22K
The Contender
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, clever, suspense, serious ...
Plot: politics, idealism, president, conspiracy, morality, adultery, assassination, world politics, political, strong sexual content, head of state, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, virginia, ohio, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
The Sum of All Fears
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cia, terrorism, cold war, nuclear bomb, nuclear, nuclear war, spy, mentor, president, assassin, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: russia, israel, baltimore, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
 7.5
 11K
Recount
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, tense, factual ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, court, fighting the system, political, head of state, corruption, justice, president, manipulation, idealism, world politics ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas, new jersey, california, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
The Missiles of October
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: government agency, head of state, leadership, war, race against time, save the day, danger, cold war, rivalry, state affairs, politics, ego clash ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
 7.5
 17K
Salvador
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: journalism, politics, civil war, war, death, murder, blood, political, world politics, corruption, idealism, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
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 7.3
 90K
Crimson Tide
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, underwater, cold war, nuclear, russian, rebellion, radio, against the rules, weapons, nuclear war, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, alabama, pacific ocean, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
The China Syndrome
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, politics, nuclear, greed, manipulation, propaganda, morality, journalism, tragedy, murder, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   36%
 
 7.1
 207K
Valkyrie
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: war, nazis, conspiracy, treason, courage, storytelling, plan gone awry, assassination attempt, resistance, world war two, death of protagonist, secrets ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, africa, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
Ghosts of Mississippi
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, lawyer, murder, assassination, court, dedicated lawyer, segregation, investigation, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
The Manchurian Candidate
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: conspiracy, brainwashing, cold war, assassin, assassination, communism, manipulation, political corruption, politics, paranoia, murder, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., madison square garden manhattan new york city, north korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
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 7.5
 75K
Selma
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, serious, sincere, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: racism, president, politics, idealism, courage, tragedy, violence, death, leadership, segregation, slavery, race issues ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
 8.2
 20K
Z
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, journalism, political corruption, investigation, fighting the system, corruption, conspiracy, brutality, tragedy, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
 6.5
 12K
Emperor
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: investigation, military, politics, war, romance, emperor, wartime, culture clash, civil war, state affairs, love story, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
 6.4
 14K
Parkland
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, serious, gloomy, factual, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, hospital, fbi, secret service, murder, assassin, doctors, president, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, assassins, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
 7.1
 79K
Unthinkable
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, torture, fbi, cia, nuclear, manipulation, investigation, islam, world politics, twists & turns, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
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The Bedford Incident
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, psychological, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, war, obsession, ship, race against time, nuclear war, surveillance, weapons, russian, nuclear, paranoia ...
Time: 1960s
Place: atlantic ocean, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
 7.1
 31K
No Way Out
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, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, cold war, political corruption, military, espionage, conspiracy, chase, plot twist, spy, corruption, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pentagon, washington d.c., manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   34%
 
 7.4
 222K
Lincoln
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: epic, talky, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, politics, war, idealism, slavery, civil war, president, courage, freedom, assassination, head of state, white house ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 7.1
 26K
Nixon
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, factual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, president, conspiracy, corruption, paranoia, head of state, world politics, political, rise and fall, race issues, greed, assassination ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, texas, washington d.c., china
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 7.3
 11K
All the Way
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, political, president, racism, race issues, assassination, assassin, mentor, corruption, surveillance, conspiracy, courage ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new jersey, california, vietnam, america, usa ...
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System:   36%
    User:   32%
 

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Missing
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Green Zone
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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