Movies like Z 1969

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Z (1969)
 8.2
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Z (1969)
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 troubling questions. Though it's too late to save Z's life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty.
Style: tense, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, disturbing, suspense, sinister ...
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, military, cia, politics, political corruption, protest, liberal, photojournalist, police, government, courtroom drama, journalism, fighting the system, rally, legal action, mystery, graphic violence, life is a bitch, greek, rebellion, legal, society, political intrigue, media ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about conspiracy, politics, dishonesty, murder, investigation, state affairs and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Z: JFK (1991), Missing (1982), I as in Icarus (1979), The Confession (1970), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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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: thought provoking, serious, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, president, cia, investigation, district attorney, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, political corruption, evidence, government ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: new orleans, texas, dallas texas, vietnam, cuba ...
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95%
 7.7
 21K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, missing person, politics, political intrigue, military, journalist, loss of son, corruption, uncover truth, oppression ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile, washington d.c. ...
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100%
I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, government corruption, investigation, witnessing a crime, crimes, uncover truth, political corruption, dedicated lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: life sentence, mind game, prison, injustice, totalitarianism, solitary, power relations, social decay, isolation, price of justice, false accusation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1952, year 1968 ...
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia, ussr, central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, police brutality, judge, journalist, court, bomb, german ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1974, year 1967 ...
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, tense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political intrigue, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, white house, cover up, wiretap, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, cia, politics, conspiracy, anti capitalism, political conspiracy, frame up, assassin, sniper, investigation, state affairs, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, war correspondent, dictator, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, undercover, political corruption, reporter, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, military, secret service, race against time, revolution, white house, political conspiracy, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s
Place: russia, pentagon, texas, washington d.c., america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, political corruption, politics, conspiracy, bank, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, manipulation, gangsters, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, palermo italy, london, rome italy, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, court, death sentence, legal, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, law enforcement, terrorist, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 21K
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 ⇓
57%
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: thought provoking, realistic, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: senator, politician, secret past, secretary of state, usa president, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism, journalism, fighting the system, political corruption, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
56%
 6.3
 17K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, death sentence, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, legal, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, murder, political corruption, politics, crimes, fighting the system, supreme court, woman in danger, professor, investigation, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, murder, racial slur, small town, civil rights, police brutality, police, african american, police investigation, sheriff, disappearance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, torture, folk, uncover truth, political intrigue, political corruption, graphic violence, ira, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, senator, strangulation, suicide, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: new york, korea, usa, alaska, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 123
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Plot: uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, rebellion, race against time, dishonesty, crimes, undercover, assassination, government agency, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, graphic violence, conspiracy, village, political corruption, assassination, uncover truth, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, gangsters, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 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 ⇓
51%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, military life, fighting the system, father daughter relationship, politics, mystery, military, reluctant partners, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 151K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, journalism, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, murderer, politician, gunfight, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 10K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, political conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, murder mystery, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 corruption, betrayal, state affairs, race against time, government agency, manhunt, undercover, revolution, political intrigue, political conspiracy, politics ...
Time: 90s
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50%
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, neo noir, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police brutality, murder, strangulation, missing child, police corruption, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, journalism, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 80s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%