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Thirteen Days (2000)
 7.3
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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: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, realistic, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, leadership, military, un, political intrigue, nuclear threat, white house, undercover, rivalry, race against time, state affairs, missile, invasion, spy, conspiracy, corruption, usa president, nuclear, diplomacy, cuban missile crisis, american history, john f. kennedy, espionage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, russia, boston, the philippines, usa, washington d.c., ussr ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about politics, state affairs, conspiracy, cold war, betrayal, danger and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Thirteen Days: The Missiles of October (1974), Bridge of Spies (2015), Fail-Safe (1964), The Contender (2000), JFK (1991). 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: political, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cold war, cuban missile crisis, politics, nuclear threat, diplomat, cold war era, armed forces, diplomacy, attorney general, president, spy, disaster ...
Time: year 1962, 60s
Place: washington d.c., latin america, cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, India
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: suspense, realistic, political, tricky, intense ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, lawyer, spy, cia, negotiation, justice, soviet spy, pilot, court, berlin wall, border crossing ...
Time: year 1957, year 1960, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: east germany, berlin germany, ussr, west germany, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 22K
Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, political, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, politics, nuclear war, u.s. air force, atomic bomb, nuclear holocaust, bomber, military, race against time, nuclear, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, new york, pentagon, usa, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 24K
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: thought provoking, clever, political, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, vice president, idealism, conspiracy, election, political intrigue, sex scandal, campaign, society, dishonesty, state affairs, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa, virginia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 155K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: political, suspense, enigmatic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, assassination, gay slur, conspiracy, legal, cia, assassination of president, politics, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, dallas texas, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, realistic, suspense, factual, political ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, double agent, betrayal, corruption, intrigue, invasion, conspiracy, idealism, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1961, year 1960, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, usa, berlin germany, washington d.c., africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, cold war, politics, womanizer, stripper, arms dealer, party, congressman, muslim, congress, satire, refugee camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 90s, year 1988 ...
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., texas, pakistan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 6K
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, cold war, aviation, politics, military life, disaster, race against time, military, chaos, moral dilemma, nuclear holocaust, nuclear war ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.2
 18K
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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: spy, cold war, espionage, betrayal, surveillance, cuban missile crisis, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: cuba, france, paris france, copenhagen, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: 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: political, realistic, cerebral, thought provoking, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, politics, newspaper, political conspiracy, white house, investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, political intrigue, investigative journalism, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, political, twists and turns ...
Plot: financial crisis, wall street, finance, politics, economics, greed, stock broker, business, bankruptcy, moral dilemma, race against time, senator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, california, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, spy, navy, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, warship, cia, espionage, politics, cold war era, military ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, usa, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 3K
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, factual, twist ending, harsh ...
Plot: nuclear war, politics, nuclear threat, diner, president, nuclear bomb, nuclear, mentor, natural disaster, gulf war, technology, greed ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, near future, 2000s ...
Place: iraq, middle east, colorado, usa, baghdad iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: political, thought provoking, realistic, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: politics, courtroom drama, gay bar, corruption, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political corruption, idealism, senator, fighting the system, journalism, legal investigation ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 60s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, race against time, government facility, government agency, state affairs, political intrigue, international crisis, nuclear, manipulation, tv news, mossad ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: israel, middle east, france, paris france, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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, tense, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear war, spy, espionage, terrorism, cia, nuclear bomb, nuclear explosion, nuclear threat, terrorist, covert operation, white house ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, year 1973 ...
Place: maryland, israel, russia, washington d.c., chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bedford Incident (1965)
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: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, world war two, propaganda, russian, ship, heroic mission, battlefield, military, journalism ...
Time: 60s
Place: atlantic ocean, russia, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, conspiracy, brainwashing, double agent, investigation, politics, british, political intrigue, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, albania, england, berlin germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 58K
The Courier (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, interesting, microfilm
Plot: cold war, spy, reconnaissance, cuban missile crisis, espionage, counter intelligence, prospector, russian spy, cia, interrogation, agent, spy mission ...
Time: year 1962, year 1964, year 1960, 50s, 60s ...
Place: russia, london, moscow russia, ussr, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 1K
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, intense, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: cold war, kgb, spy, iron curtain, espionage, assassination, undercover, cia, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: east germany, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, terrorism, political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, race against time, government agency, manhunt, undercover, revolution, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: realistic, tense, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, head of state, politics, assassination, couple relations, state affairs, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, american politics, assassination of president, death of brother, john f. kennedy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, americana, hijacking, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Phantom (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, military, nuclear threat, military life, mission gone awry, leadership, sea disaster, haunted by the past, delusion, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 40K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, murder, conspiracy, political corruption, mystery, spy, military, crimes, espionage, cold war, witnessing a crime, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, whistleblower, dishonesty, uncover truth, introspection, political corruption, political conspiracy, head of state, soldier, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 31K
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: political, factual, compassionate, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, government, political corruption, usa president, conspiracy, manipulation, greed, historical figure, campaign, rise and fall, presidential election ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1973, year 1972, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., california, texas, china, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
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: political, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, general, vietnam war, military, revenge, ransom demand, prison escape, u.s. air force, u.s. military, military prison, disaster, hostage ...
Place: montana, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 21K
Salvador (1986)
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: suspense, tense, political, harsh, factual ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, war, photojournalist, politics, military, dictator, war correspondent, cold war, revolution, fighting the system, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, south america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 7K
Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, double agent, undercover, working undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, betrayal, kgb, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%