Movies like Snowden

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Snowden (2016)
 7.3
 153K
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, political, factual, serious, intense, clever, tense, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, internet, hacking, whistleblower, moral dilemma, surveillance, hacker, spy, idealism, cia, computer, national security, cryptography, ethics, media, abuse of power, technology, freedom, world politics, treason, conspiracy, manipulation, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2012, year 2009, year 2004, year 2015 ...
Place: hong kong, geneva switzerland, japan, russia, hawaii, new york, latin america ...

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Most similar movies to Snowden

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, political, suspenseful and complex films with plots about conspiracy, storytelling, corruption, greed, dialogue, mentor and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like Snowden: The Fifth Estate (2013), Kill the Messenger (2014), Spotlight (2015), Official Secrets (2019), The Post (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: thought provoking, political, tense, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, internet, computers and web, politics, spy, hacker, computer, whistleblower, uncover truth, hacking, against the rules, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s, year 2010 ...
Place: europe, stockholm sweden, washington d.c., norway, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: political, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, journalist, drug smuggling, media manipulation, u.s. government, conspiracy, politics, investigation, brainwashing, secrets, investigative reporter ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: california, los angeles, iran, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 470K
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, thought provoking, suspense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, investigation, investigative journalism, sexual abuse, conspiracy, newspaper, catholicism, child abuse, cover up, journalist, expose ...
Time: year 2001, 70s, 2000s, 20th century, year 2002 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, new england, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Official Secrets (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun, who prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed ...
Style: political, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: whistleblower, spy, politics, legal, lawyer, iraq war, british politics, cafe, british government, top secret, investigation, blackmail ...
Time: year 2003, 2000s, year 2004
Place: kurdistan, london, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 152K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: political, thought provoking, exciting, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: journalism, expose, newspaper office, lie, truth, cover up, newspaper, journalist, wartime, new york times, freedom of the press, vietnam war ...
Time: 70s, year 1965, year 1971, year 1949, year 1966 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 76K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: political, clever, suspense, tense, intellectual ...
Plot: lobbyist, career woman, world politics, female protagonist, determination, lawyer, politics, strong female character, business, fighting the system, twists and turns, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., milwaukee wisconsin, new jersey, new hampshire, indonesia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 10K
Hacker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex, an immigrant from Ukraine comes to Canada and becomes involved with an online criminal organization called Darkweb. What starts off as a way to help his parents financially, soon becomes a personal vendetta against the entire banking system, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, black market, identity theft, fighting the system, computer, jail, cons and scams, robbery, dishonesty, vengeance, happy ending, money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, taiwan, hong kong, bangkok thailand, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 172K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: cerebral, political, suspense, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, whistleblower, corruption, business, reporter, conspiracy, politics, legal, courtroom, lawyer, media, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., mississippi, iran, south carolina, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 50K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: political, intense, factual, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: cia, politics, corruption, spy, espionage, political conspiracy, secret service, journalism, newspaper, conspiracy theory, cia agent, political corruption ...
Time: year 2002, year 1995, year 2003, year 2001, year 1993 ...
Place: africa, middle east, washington d.c., iraq, east africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.8
 56K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, kidnapping, terrorist, surveillance, torture, cia, war on terror, spy, police brutality, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., egypt, south africa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, treason, undercover, double agent, political conspiracy, dishonesty, society, buddies, rebellion, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico city, ussr, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 157K
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, thought provoking, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, legal, gay slur, assassination, politics, cia, corruption, assassination of president, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, dallas texas, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, thought provoking, cerebral, factual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: journalism, newspaper, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, white house, political corruption, conspiracy, journalist, president, investigative journalism, political intrigue ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, year 1972, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 8.2
 29K
Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: political, tense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, murder investigation, political corruption, violence, politician, martyr, political cover up ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 7K
Takedown (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cyber-trophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and ...
Style: ironic, talky, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hacker, computer, conspiracy, crimes, hacking, greed, life philosophy, runaway, technology, mentor, secrets, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 124K
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: serious, realistic, suspense, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: fighting the system, police corruption, police, corruption, whistleblower, undercover cop, crimes, police investigation, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, idealism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 131K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: suspense, political, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, capitalism, politics, globalization, corruption, oil, conspiracy, political conspiracy, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, iran, lebanon, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 47K
Imperium (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as ...
Style: disturbing, political, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, neo nazi, fbi, gangsters, terrorism, fascism, conspiracy, gang, politics, investigation, genocide ...
Time: 70s, year 1969
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.7
 615K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, political ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, revolution, secret mission, politics, u.s. embassy, espionage, spy, hostage, american abroad, escape, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, 20th century ...
Place: middle east, iran, tehran iran, langley virginia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ...
Style: suspense, intense, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, gangsters, strong female character, murder, investigation, crimes, justice, corruption, drug lord, police, drug dealing, heroin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 154K
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: suspense, political, tense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: journalism, political conspiracy, politics, conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, reporter, spy, assassination, crimes, twists and turns, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, serious, captivating, political ...
Plot: writers, twists and turns, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, mystery, writer's life, betrayal, secrets, spy, suspicion, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, london, massachusetts, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, state affairs, politics, conspiracy, political corruption, murder, fbi, lawyer, courtroom, secret service, corruption ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 60K
Breach (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, spy, investigation, fbi, surveillance, cia, manipulation, intrigue, betrayal, double agent, suspicion, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, ussr, moscow russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 7.1
 98K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, stylized, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, court, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, jury, twists and turns, legal, justice, society, righting the wronged, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, indiana, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 20K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: political, factual, suspense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: journalism, politics, twists and turns, justice, tv reporter, betrayal, conspiracy theory, fired from the job, american politics, political scandal, presidential election, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: political, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, u.s. air force, espionage, terrorism, secret service, betrayal, race against time, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, austin texas, california, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 76K
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: suspenseful, tense, brutal, dark, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mafia, gangsters, psychopath, crime family, lone hero, crimes, greed, notoriety, family relations, arrest, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, year 1964, 80s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: political, bleak, harsh, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, revolutionary, terrorist, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 109K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: clever, political, sincere, tense, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, politics, president, loneliness, reporter, scandal, power struggle, mind game, uncover truth, character study, lie, secret ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1974, 20th century
Place: california, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%