Movies like The Imagemaker

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The Imagemaker (1986)
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The Imagemaker (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Roger Blackwell has been a media advisor to countless politicians: probably one too many. He is set on using his experience to make a film about manipulation of the media by unscrupulous politicos.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: politician, politics, suicide, corruption, usa president, organized crime, media, manipulation, u.s. president, filmmaking, ex lover, partner, counselor, female journalist, videotaping, fictional reality show, cynicism, suicide of wife, gun, watching a video, pistol
Place: washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to The Imagemaker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about politics, state affairs, murder, politician, corruption, dishonesty and manipulation mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like The Imagemaker: Advise & Consent (1962), The Contender (2000), Madam Secretary (2014), Days of Terror (2006), Rendition (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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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, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, election, political intrigue, campaign, society, dishonesty, state affairs, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Madam Secretary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Former CIA agent Elizabeth Faulkner McCord is suddenly thrust into the position of US Secretary of State where she must quickly learn to drive international diplomacy, wrangle office politics and balance a complex family life.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: politics, chief of staff, u.s. president, relationship vs career, workplace intrigue, politician, secretary of state, workplace situations, president, female protagonist, power relations, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.8
 467
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, undercover, politics, crimes, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, murder, heroes, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, introspection, state affairs, government agency, undercover, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., chicago illinois, usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
All the King's Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: manipulation, politics, blackmail, mistress, fighting the system, political corruption, ambition, journalist, scandal, governor, state affairs, rise to the top ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 50s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: After a senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining senator and the state governor must decide on a person who will play along with their shady deals and not cause any ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspense, biting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, heroes, senator, state affairs, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 424
RFK (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.
Plot: politics, rivalry, politician, u.s. president, usa president
Time: 60s
Place: washington d.c., manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 4.7
 285
Ambition (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mitchell Osgood dreams of being a famous writer, but the book he has written constantly is rejected by the editors. When the psychopathic killer Albert Merrik is released from prison after 15 years, Osgood believes that writing down the history of ...
Plot: obsession, bookstore, psychopath, murder, journalist, prison, ambition, warden, diary, mass murder, cynicism, manipulation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: talky, suspense, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, election, campaign, lobbyist, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, ambition, state affairs, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 7K
Zipper (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sam Ellis is a man on the rise — a hot-shot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with an escort turns into a growing addiction — a new demon threatening to destroy his life, ...
Style: sexy, psychological, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: escort, obsession, addiction, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty, prostitute, politics, family problems, infidelity, scandal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A financial schemer finds himself in the middle of an international scandal after he becomes a political adviser to the new prime minister of Israel.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, politician, businessman, society, business, job, prankster, office worker, ordinary people, friendship, office, prime minister ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
48%
An Acceptable Loss (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former top U.S. security adviser Elizabeth "Libby" Lamm is threatened by associates from her dark past including Rachel Burke a steely, commanding politician with an unwavering knack for achieving her goals. Colluding with Rachel is ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: threat, regret, dark past, politician, political conspiracy, betrayal, human sacrifice, chase, decision, moral dilemma, terrorism, chief of staff ...
Place: usa, syria, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
44%
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A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, twists and turns, realistic, serious, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, u.s. navy, marines, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, suicide, court, military, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 3K
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, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, campaign, political intrigue, state affairs, fighting the system, society, manipulation, legal, ambition, media, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Punishment Park (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: desert, soldier, militant, police brutality, siege, punishment, anti war, murder, politics, distopia, military, radical ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: indochina, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
Warm Texas Rain (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A married ex-Marine gets seduced by the same mysterious woman because of whom he ended up in prison some years ago. Is she the true love of his life, or the biggest mistake he's ever made?
Style: surprise ending
Plot: money, millionaire, organized crime, jail, sex, power, female nudity, red pubic hair
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, serial murder, police investigation, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, crimes, investigation, ransom, police, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, revolution, rebelliousness, against the odds, prisoner, state affairs, haunted by the past, crimes, fighting the system, injustice, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, capitalism, globalization, espionage, spy, politics, corruption, deal, political unrest, political conspiracy, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, lebanon, persia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 72K
Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, clever, stylized, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: workplace situations, white house, relationship vs career, president, politician, teamwork, lawyer, media, democrat, senator, coworker, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 453
Face of Evil (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On her wedding night, twenty-year-old Darcy Palmer empties her fiancé's bank account and flees to New York City. Along the way, she tries robbing Brianne Dwyer, who's heading to a New England college for her freshman year, and ends up ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, stolen identity, female killer, manipulation, college roommate, sociopath, college student, teenage girl, artist, psychopath, college, painter ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 1K
Storyville (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, frame up, blackmail, politician, family secret, campaign, manipulation, false accusation, intrigue, political conspiracy, crimes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Lady in Waiting (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A divorced cop investigating the sadistic murders of high-class prostitutes discovers that the prime suspect is his ex-wife's new boyfriend...
Plot: serial killer, femme fatale, husband wife relationship, orgy, murder of a nude woman, false accusation, sex scene, woman on top, prostitute, psychopath, lesbianism, strangulation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 309
Murder Live! (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, swat team, crimes, confined, media, haunted by the past, showbiz, hostage situation, psychiatrist, hostage negotiator, videotaping, rape victim ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: diner, politics, nuclear war, graphic violence, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, apocalypse, international crisis, chaos, nuclear threat, president ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008 ...
Place: colorado, usa, iraq, baghdad iraq, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%