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The President (1961)
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The President (1961)
Original name: Le Président
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At 73, France's ex-president, Emile Beaufort, faces declining health, but he still plays a vigorous role behind the scenes as a philosopher and, potentially, as a power broker. In particular, his relationship with Philippe Chalamont comes into play: Chalamont seems in line to be the next Prime Minister, and Beaufort's history with him is long, deep, and problematic. As Beaufort dictates his memoirs, his narrative take us to occasions, 15 and 20 years before, in which Chalamont and he clashed. Chalamont is not without talent and guile: he comes directly to Beaufort to see if they can sort things out. What will Beaufort, ill health and all, do?
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, battles, political intrigue, assassination attempt, head of state, state affairs, old man, bachelor, democracy, marketplace, member of parliament, parliament, corporate corruption, dictation, memoir, anti semitic slur, french politics, european union
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about state affairs, dishonesty, politics, crimes, deadly, danger and murder mostly in Thriller, Drama and History genres. Some movies like The President: The Clearstream Affair (2014), King's Game (2004), State Affairs (2009), The Salamander (1981), American Roulette (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Clearstream Affair (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world of shadowy multinational banking puts him in contact with an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: investigation, corporate crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, legal investigation, journalism, politics, state affairs, political intrigue, greed, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, taiwan
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95%
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King's Game (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Starting a new job as a political journalist at a leading newspaper, Ulrik Torp witnesses a brutal struggle for power in the Midparty's ranks -- a struggle that coincides with the charismatic party leader's involvement in a near fatal car ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, political
Plot: politics, political thriller, journalist, politician, conspiracy, parliament, dishonesty, state affairs, campaign, political scandal, death, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.3
 545
State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: political thriller, undercover, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, police detective, hitman, murder, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 754
The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, political conspiracy, political intrigue, crime, crimes, mystery, danger, political corruption, state affairs, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: assassination attempt, on the run, crimes, espionage, dishonesty, head of state, rebellion, heroes, deadly, state affairs, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Paris Under Watch (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An anonymous hacker has hacked all of Paris' cameras and observes the city unbeknownst to its inhabitants. Petty crimes and moments of stolen intimacy, he sees everything. Until the day that an explosion lays wasted to the Gare ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, danger, politics, deadly, rivalry, track down, surveillance, mind game, voyeurism, state affairs, police, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, intrigue, secret agents, undercover, state affairs, political intrigue, mistaken identity, deadly, politics, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, greece, israel, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: murder, whistleblower, righting the wronged, snitch, disorder, chases and races, secret agents, assassination, false accusation, uncover truth, political intrigue, mistaken identity ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cold war, betrayal, undercover, deadly, chases and races, crimes, politics, secret agents, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, bleak
Plot: politics, head of state, investigation, political unrest, life is a bitch, state affairs, political intrigue, assassination attempt, society, downfall, political conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Secrets of State (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same lives. Condemned to secrecy, these masters of manipulation ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: terrorist, espionage, secret agents, race against time, state affairs, good versus evil, political conspiracy, danger, dishonesty, undercover, working undercover, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 4K
Jack Strong (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle of the communistic system himself. Planning the maneuvers of Warsaw Pact forces he discovers that the American plans of nuclear ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: spy, martial law, political unrest, undercover, politics, state affairs, government agency, dishonesty, chase, border crossing, espionage, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: europe, poland, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostage, armored car, rescue, race against time, head of state, danger, crimes, secret agents, law enforcement, explosive ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kill the Referee (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Michel,a referee has to suffer the consequences of having whistled a penalty against a team which is supported by football hooligans.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: chase, on the run, vengeance, false accusation, stadium, chaos and mayhem, obsession, militant, deadly, gang, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, quarry
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 1K
The Patriots (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ariel, un jeune Juif français, décide de quitter sa famille pour partir en Israël et devenir un agent du Mossad, les services secrets israéliens. En participant à des missions à Paris, Tel Aviv et Washington, il sera initié à l'art ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, undercover, government agency, manipulations, rebellion, espionage, state affairs, dishonesty, intrigue, society, politics, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, israel, europe, middle east, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Palermo Connection (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, dishonesty, politics, rebellion, gangsters, state affairs, crimes, law enforcement, crime, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, new york, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 1K
The Idealist (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A whistle blower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, idealism, dishonesty, life is a bitch, state affairs, contamination, whistleblower, cold war, catastrophe, conspiracy, human
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: greenland, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 634
Six-Pack (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A serial killer is on the loose in Paris and he seems to be an american citizen working in the US embassy and being in the middle of a french-american economical affair.
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, who done it, race against time, law enforcement, deadly, politics, bait, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Guarantee (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: On the night of September 29, 2008, the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system.'The Guarantee' tells the story of that night, and what led to it.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, corporate crimes, state affairs, uncover truth, rivalry, legal, political intrigue, dishonesty, finance, manipulation, head of state, office ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Fire and Ice (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The charismatic, surly son of a wealthy industrialist, Clément (Jean-Louis Trintignant) leads a double life as a member of a right-wing extremist organization. When he’s ratted out after a failed assassination attempt on a prominent politician, ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, french noir, eurospy ...
Plot: politics, assassination, terrorism, state affairs, mentally unstable, fascism, battles, gory, society, deadly, racism, new wave ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, normandy, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Thunder Point (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Former IRA agent Sean Dillon comes to the rescue when a woman discovers a briefcase containing plans that could destroy all of Europe. Dillon's assignment is to protect her until the plans can be properly destroyed.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, bathtub, ira, world war two, criminal heroes, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty, adventure, crimes, unlikely partners, save the day ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Mark of the Angels - Miserere (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Paris, December. A conductor of a choir is found mysteriously murdered, with burst eardrums. Lionel Kasdan, a police inspertor the verge of retirement, and Frank Salek, an official of Interpol, embark together on a hunt for the killer, and also to a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, riddles and clues, interpol, investigation, crimes, partners, danger, deadly, society, kidnapping, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: biting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, politics, rivalry, government agency, strong sexual content, undercover, deadly, dishonesty, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Formosa Betrayed (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, police detective, politics, who to trust, fighting the system, rebellion, political unrest, crimes, society, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Stone Merchant (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Merchant (Harvey Keitel) is a Westerner. A merchant dealing in precious stones from Afganistan and Turkey. He's above suspicion. In truth, the "Stone Merchant" is a Christian convert into Islam. He's rich, cultured, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, obsessive quest, assassination attempt, danger, manipulation, terrorism, politics, manipulations, against the rules, race against time, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, europe, turkey, afghanistan, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 2K
The Breach (1970)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An innocent woman falls prey to the machinations of her abusive husband, his wealthy father, and a shady family friend.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: intrigue, custody, family relations, family problems, manipulations, crimes, legal, legal action, danger, life is a bitch, stalking, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, politics, danger, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ignorance of Blood (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Javier Falcón, Chief of the Sevilla Homicide Division, must solve two different cases in a short time. In the first case he is personally involved. An old friend of his infiltrated an Islamic terrorist cell and now the group is trying to recruit ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, kidnapping, terrorism, crimes, law enforcement, danger, rescue, ransom, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Brotherhood of Tears (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gabriel Chevalier, 45 years old, is an ex-policeman. Unemployed, lonely and depressed,he lives like a ghost and hardly takes care of his only teenage child Juliette. One day, by pure chance, he finds a suspicious but extremely well paid job: his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: danger, gangsters, crimes, secret, delivery, mission gone awry, rivalry, chase, escapades, down on your luck, under the surface, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Body of My Enemy (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, gangsters, criminal, revenge, crime, crimes, rivalry, rise and fall, dishonesty, criminal heroes, murder trial, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%