Movies like Veronica Guerin

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Veronica Guerin (2003)
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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then gets in touch with John Traynor, a paranoid informant. Not without some prodding, Traynor leads her to John Gilligan, the ruthless head of the operation, who does not take kindly to Guerin's nosing.
Style: tense, rough, thought provoking, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, murder, strong female character, gangsters, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, love and romance, life is a bitch, price of justice, justice, corruption, death of protagonist, ira, heroes, graphic violence, couples, legal, society, media, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, england, california, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and tense films with plots about corruption, mentor, storytelling, crimes, murder, justice and runaway mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Veronica Guerin: Spotlight (2015), The Fifth Estate (2013), When the Sky Falls (2000), Resurrection Man (1998), Party Monster (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, twists and turns, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: journalism, investigative journalism, conspiracy, pedophile priest, catholicism, investigation, child abuse, pedophilia, expose, lawyer, catholic, catholic church ...
Time: year 1976, year 2002, year 2001, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida, new england, massachusetts
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The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, international relations, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2010, year 2007 ...
Place: europe, middle east, iceland, iraq, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, journalism, gangsters, investigation, crimes, tragic hero, law enforcement, uncover truth, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalism, psychopath, master criminal, investigation, uncover truth, brutality, journalist, protestant, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
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Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, gays and lesbians, gay, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, drugs, nightclub, social misfits, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, indiana, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, false accusation, professor, death, reporter, death row, investigation, suicide, murder, activist, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, spain, italy, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, bronx new york city ...
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49%
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The Krays (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, twins, murder, family relations, world war two, gang, crimes, ballet, couples, lookalikes, men hatred, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, conspiracy, drug dealing, reporter, uncover truth, government agency, state affairs, police corruption, life turned upside down, money laundering, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 178K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, brutality, mafia, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mob boss, crime boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982, year 1985 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
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46%
 7.2
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The General (1998)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, irish, robbery, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, mastermind, cons and scams, adaptation, brutality, gang ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
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Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, brutal, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, gang, crimes, twins, mafia, organized crime, criminal heroes, brother brother relationship, mental illness, violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 2000, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, united kingdom, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
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38%
 7.9
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Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, cocaine, violence, ex convict, drug lord, disco, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
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Fort Apache (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, gloomy
Plot: journalism, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, society, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, idealism, murder, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
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37%
 7.7
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Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, police corruption, hippie, whistleblower, idealism, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, ethics, bribery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
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Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, hostage, sniper, psychopath, dishonesty, trapped, crimes, hopes, sin, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, arrest, mafia, organized crime, family relations, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, poisoning, merciless, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, debt, crimes, siblings relations, moral dilemma, money, gambling, actress, boat, loan, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
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36%
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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, thought provoking, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, society, uncover truth, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
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Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, disturbing, intense ...
Plot: false accusation, lawyer, injustice, legal action, fighting the system, court, legal, courtroom drama, hopes, convict, prison, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Infiltrator (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, factual, intense ...
Plot: money laundering, drug lord, drug cartel, federal agent, undercover, death, fear, investigation, drugs, secret agents, drug addiction, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, 70s
Place: usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: prison, bomb, court, irish, torture, false accusation, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, street gang, african american, police brutality, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, juvenile delinquency, gunfight, coming of age, graduation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
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Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, war on drugs, drug dealer, drug abuse, addiction, drug cartel, organized crime, drug dealing, drug addiction, marijuana, drug traffic, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, fighting the system, legal, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mob boss, mafia, organized crime, smuggling, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, crime boss, police detective, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 22K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, murder, junkie, police investigation, crimes, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, estrangement, crime and punishment, violence, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, sacramento california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 150K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, whistleblower, idealism, moral dilemma, national security, media, hacking, surveillance, conspiracy, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2011, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, japan, russia, new york, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, mob boss, gang war, organized crime, corruption, irish, assassination attempt, home invasion, debt collector, crimes, power struggle ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ohio, new york, brooklyn new york city, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%