Movies like True Colors

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True Colors (1991)
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: talky, intense, realistic, serious, captivating, political, clever, twists and turns, intellectual, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, legal action, college, corruption, society, political intrigue, rivalry, campaign, dishonesty, revenge, catastrophe, teenager, gangsters, indians, gambling, school, relationships, gang, violence, family, depression ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, washington d.c., virginia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and talky films with plots about society, dishonesty, politics, mentor, corruption, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like True Colors: Power (1986), School Ties (1992), The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), The Ides of March (2011), Mentor (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, cover up, manipulation, political intrigue, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society, legal, ambition, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
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95%
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School Ties (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man ...
Style: emotional, talky, intense, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, high school, preparatory school, friendship, football, justice, boarding school life, working class, boarding school, judaism, american football ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, israel, harvard university, boston
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100%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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74%
The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: suspense, talky, dark, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, lobbyist, presidential campaign, political corruption, corruption, justice, assassination, intern, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary, future, 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, california, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, friendship, college, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, political, factual, talky, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, presidential election, election, political corruption, justice, president, republican, campaign, democrat, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: cynical, witty, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: politics, ambition, political intrigue, satire, private vs public, campaign, dishonesty, society, americana, political corruption, state affairs, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, political, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, friendship, betrayal, political intrigue, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, campaign, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious, erotic ...
Plot: lsd, older woman teenage boy relationship, president, politics, cia, romance, couples, friendship, fall in love, conspiracy, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: washington d.c., usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: sexy, psychological, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, prison sex, gays and lesbians, politics, gay, friendship, lgbt, betrayal, love story, torture, introspection, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
65%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: gambling, bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, couples, college life, fall in love, culture clash, youth, follow your dream, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: sexy, talky, intellectual, light, dramatic ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, violence, catholicism, redemption, morality, female nudity, sex, rape, sexual fantasy, violent, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, europe, italy, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
An American Affair (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mutual friends Barbara and Genevieve are both sleeping with District Attorney Sam Brady. When they become aware of their bizzare love triangle, they plot against him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: erotica, political conspiracy, vengeance, rivalry, best friends, politics, infidelity, friends, dishonesty, crimes, political corruption, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
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Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, witty, political ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: politics, political intrigue, political corruption, state affairs, manipulation, lobbyist, intrigue, strategy, breaking the fourth wall, blind ambition, u.s. congress, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Eight Men Out (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to ...
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: baseball, sport, friendship, major league, scandal, gambling, historical figure, ambition, contests and competitions, society, sport team, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california, boston, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, harsh, bleak ...
Plot: working class, friendship, humanity, aids, culture clash, writers, weapons, vengeance, unlikely friendships, transformation, crime gone awry, courage ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, campaign, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, parliament, politician, election, society, negotiation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: political, thought provoking, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: politics, election, father son relationship, idealism, political campaign, political rally, satire, u.s. senator, campaign, manipulation, political corruption, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, latin america, usa, san diego california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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City Hall (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, political, suspense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, police, political corruption, corruption, conspiracy, murder, mafia, idealism, mayor, society, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new orleans, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, suspense, intense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, redemption, lawyer, character study, legal action, justice, fighting the system, court, legal, investigation, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspense, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, coming of age, haunted by the past, college life, buddies, youth, moral dilemma, love triangle, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, roommate, teenager, bullying ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, small town, americana, love triangle, friendship, youth, society, family relations, human nature, working class, fall in love, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, entertaining, intellectual, factual, serious ...
Plot: art, artist, politics, depression, communism, world politics, capitalism, greed, congress, adaptation, manipulation, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
American Buffalo (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three inner-city losers plan a robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
Style: talky, stylized, bleak, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, heist, happy ending, homeless, great dialogue, caper, satire, diner, tantrum, relationships, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, enigmatic, reflective, bleak ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, college, vietnam war, skinny dipping, protest, crime gone awry, culture clash, dark humor, family, depression, con men ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new hampshire, washington d.c., california, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, political, intense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: politics, world politics, honest, greed, relationships, manipulation, friends, corruption, character study, head of state, political intrigue, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, england, usa, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, political, rough ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, election campaign, corrupt politician, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Front (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: sexy, thought provoking, humorous, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: writers, politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, lawyer, paranoia, hotel, brainwashing, paranoid, propaganda ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: new york, usa, europe, florence, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cruel Intentions 3 (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two guys at a college prep school make wagers on seducing naive young girls, and then meet their match when they agree to see which one can seduce the most popular and devious girl who has her own agenda to everything.
Style: sexy, stylized, twists and turns, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, looking for sex, seduction, betrayal, sexy teenager, erotica, relationships, promiscuous woman, jealousy, multiple storylines, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%