Movies like The Imagemaker

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The Imagemaker (1986)
 5.3
 110
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: politics, suicide, gun, politician, corruption, organized crime, u.s. president, manipulation, counselor, filmmaking, media, ex lover, partner, female journalist, videotaping, cynicism, suicide of wife, pistol, watching a video
Place: washington d.c.

Most similar movies to The Imagemaker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, clever and suspense films with plots about politics, murder, corruption, state affairs, storytelling, dialogue and greed mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Imagemaker: Ambition (1991), All the King's Men (2006), Advise & Consent (1962), The Ides of March (2011), The Parallax View (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
 252
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: ambition, psychopath, obsession, bookstore, journalist, warden, investigation, prison, murder, serial killer, cynicism, parole officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, ambition, journalist, fighting the system, scandal, governor, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1950s, 50s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: senator, politics, politician, secretary of state, paperboy, senate, blackmail, poker game, secret past, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, election, campaign, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, power struggle, talented, senator, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, serious ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, undercover, reporter, political intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, united states, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 54K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, kidnapping, terrorist, cia, war on terror, undercover, state affairs, government agency, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, power, female nudity, organized crime, red pubic hair, sex, millionaire, jail
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 23K
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, political intrigue, election, state affairs, campaign, society, dishonesty, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.7
 230K
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: intense, twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, suicide, marines, lawyer, military, murder, sexism, legal, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 62K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: tense, clever, suspense, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: lobbyist, female protagonist, career woman, strong female character, politics, determination, empowerment, brainwashing, courtroom, prison, gun, legislation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, addiction, escort, ambition, rise to the top, prostitute, state affairs, dishonesty, family problems, politics, infidelity, scandal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.0
 430
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: political conspiracy, save the day, politics, undercover, danger, crimes, terrorism, state affairs, dishonesty, rivalry, murder, assassination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, political thriller, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, communism, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, strangulation, suicide ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, korea, usa, washington d.c., china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sincere, clever, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, heroes, senator, crimes, social decay, against the odds, idealism, political corruption, discrimination, americana, political conspiracy, pardon ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 124K
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: terrorism, cia, capitalism, globalization, politics, corruption, espionage, spy, danger, political unrest, political conspiracy, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, persia, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, serial murder, crimes, crime, profiler, investigation, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 4K
The Show (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An unsettling look at reality television, where a disturbing game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.
Plot: suicide, tv host, reality tv, television, reality, brother sister relationship, sibling relationship, janitor, nurse, network, job interview
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, journalism, danger, radiation, media, control room, swat team, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: politics, politician, businessman, society, office worker, friendship, prankster, job, office, ordinary people, business, prime minister ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, dying during sex, woman on top, sex scene, false accusation, strangulation, orgy, female full frontal nudity, murder of a nude woman, ex husband ex wife relationship, femme fatale, lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 40K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: manipulation, prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, couples, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, disturbing, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, rebelliousness, against the odds, state affairs, danger, haunted by the past, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, clever, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, desert, murder, anti war, police brutality, siege, militant, punishment, politics, military, violence, distopia ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., indochina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, state affairs, society, fighting the system, manipulations, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: diner, politics, nuclear war, danger, leadership, state affairs, profanity, chaos, international crisis, nuclear threat, graphic violence, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2000s, near future ...
Place: colorado, usa, iraq, korea, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 19K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama, 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, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, uncover truth, society, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 11K
The Angel (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: politics, war, investigator, president, mysterious character, spy, historical event, undercover agent, danger, army, mossad, netflix
Time: 70s
Place: israel, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Natural Enemies (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man hires hires five hookers to fulfill a final fantasy before killing himself and his family.
Plot: prostitute, suicide, magazine editor, bipolar disorder, brother brother relationship, lesbianism, adultery, brother sister relationship, doctor, murder of family, child murder, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Half Moon Street (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort Service, where she has more control over men and money than she ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, escort service, romance, espionage, political intrigue, dishonesty, infidelity, uncover truth, political thriller, female protagonist, escort ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, middle east, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Psychout for Murder (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mario consigns his girlfriend Licia to a whorehouse for an evening in order to get the photographic goods to blackmail her father with. To get her out of the way, Licia is then consigned to a mental hospital by her father.
Plot: mental institution, murder, whodunit, mental breakdown, sister sister relationship, factory owner, injustice, suicide, gun, seduction, wealth, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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