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Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
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Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the twenty first century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story. In 1989, known as ‘Mendax’, Assange and two friends formed a group called the ‘International Subversives’. Using early home computers and defining themselves as ‘white hat hackers’ - those who look but don’t steal – they broke into some of the world’s most powerful and secretive organisations. They were young, brilliant, and in the eyes of the US Government, a major threat to national security.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: hacker, computers and web, computer system, programmer, gang, politics, technology, unlikely criminals, prank, rebelliousness, teenage life, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, youth, disorder, computer virus, troublemaker, computer genius, lifestyle, espionage, computer, undercover agent, teenage pregnancy, high school student ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about society, rebellion, state affairs, fighting the system, life is a bitch, ambition and politics mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Underground: The Julian Assange Story: The Fifth Estate (2013), Hackers (1995), Jobs (2013), Takedown (2000), The Social Network (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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.
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Hackers (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, sincere ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, twists and turns, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, based on true events, realistic, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, programmer, inventions and discoveries, social relations, ego clash, computer genius, creator, college, social network, facebook ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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The Front Line (2009)
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Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 124 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, rebelliousness, urban, self discovery, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, missing child, teenage life, estrangement, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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@urFRENZ (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When depressed and withdrawn Catharine meets a secretive boy online, she begins to come out of her shell. But is he a suitor or a stalker, a friend or foe? The mystery of his existence fuels obsession, denial and deceit, sending her to the point of ...
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prank, teenage life, computers and web, youth, disorder, best friends, parents and children, high school life, family relations, friends, cyberspace, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 236
Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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29%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Flynn (1993)
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
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Time: 30s, 40s
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29%