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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: hacker, computers and web, programmer, computer system, crimes, fighting the system, troublemaker, teenage life, gang, computer genius, computer virus, lifestyle, rebelliousness, disorder, prank, unlikely criminals, politics, undercover agent, computer hacker, mother son relationship, youth, rebellion, technology, espionage, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: australia

Most similar movies to Underground: The Julian Assange Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about society, rebellion, fighting the system, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics and ambition mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Underground: The Julian Assange Story: Patty Hearst (1988), Takedown (2000), The Fifth Estate (2013), Hackers (1995), Jobs (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking
Plot: terrorism, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, kidnapping, danger, crimes, political corruption, rescue, revolution, rebellion, politics, missing person, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
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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: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, ironic, talky ...
Plot: hacker, rivalry, crimes, mind game, police investigation, criminal heroes, computers and web, cons and scams, chase, law enforcement, greed, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
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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: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: journalism, computers and web, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, international relations, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2011, 2000s ...
Place: europe, middle east, norway, iran, netherlands ...
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Hackers (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Along with his new friends, a teenager who was arrested by the US Secret Service and banned from using a computer for writing a computer virus discovers a plot by a nefarious hacker, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, cyberpunk, secret service, computer cracker, internet, computer virus, frame up, computers and web, rivalry, high school, computer, programmer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1988, 1990s, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, seattle washington
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Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: labor union, life is a bitch, fighting the system, heroes, state affairs, gangsters, workplace situations, rise to the top, tough heroes, blind ambition, unfulfillment, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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48%
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Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: rise to the top, prodigy, business, creativity, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, entrepreneur, perfectionist, inventor, programmer, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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If Not Us, Who? (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Dedicated to the power of the written word, Bernward and Gudrun found a publishing house ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: open relationship, cultural revolution, activism, sexuality, fighting the system, rebellion, love affair, unlikely couple, politics, danger, society, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany
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44%
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Phoenix 11·23 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the fall of 2004, Eric Bertrand, a 14 years , created a website inspired by "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" to defend the Catalan language. One night, thirty civil guards of anti-terrorist squad Madrid, burst into his home ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, rebellion, against the odds, fighting the system, teenage life, society, dishonesty, life turned upside down, youth, injustice, computers and web, website ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
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43%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, rebellion, profanity, price of justice, power relations, workplace intrigue, idealism, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, leadership, working class, hopes, society, life is a bitch, social relations, migrant worker, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, righting the wronged, fighting the system, politics, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, immigrants, hardcase students ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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39%
Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: high school, scandal, sexual content, preparatory school, teenage life, high school life, youth, social relations, friendship, couples, love and romance, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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VIPs (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: cons and scams, escapades, crimes, dishonesty, ambition, hidden identity, mistaken identity, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, society, forgery, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, secret agents, undercover, rise and fall, government agency, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, fbi, kgb, mentally unstable, stripper ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense
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Time: 70s, year 1980
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Pregnancy Pact (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of teenagers at Gloucester (Mass.) High School who agreed to get pregnant at the same time.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental
Plot: pregnancy, high school, society, teenage life, social relations, journalism, teenage pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, investigation, motherhood, high school life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts
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35%
Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Rachel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in Sao Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, female nudity, teenage prostitute, phone sex, sexual relations, youth, human nature, innocence lost, drug use, erotica, call girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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35%
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Breaking the Code (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans to send secret orders to their U-boats in World War II. ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
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Time: 20th century, 40s
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34%
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: uncover truth, fighting the system, missing person, society, crimes, life is a bitch, political unrest, political intrigue, injustice, rebellion, politics, legal ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires ...
Style: tense, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, college, apple computer, computer, rise and fall, workplace, lifestyle, society, computer genius, unfulfillment, business venture ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, future
Place: usa, california
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34%
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Gods (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in communist Poland of the 80s the movie depicts early career of cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, doctors and patients, ambition, rise to the top, power relations, heart transplant, surgeon, doctor, operation, hospital, clinic, death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1987
Place: poland
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33%
Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Five high school cheerleaders, including the daughter of the school principal, run amok -- and teachers, parents and administrators allow them to get away with a wide range of scandalous behavior. Known as the "Fab ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: cheerleader, high school, against the rules, society, teenage life, sport team, youth, athlete and trainer, hardcase students, rebellion, americana, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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33%
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Who Killed Pixote? (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of the boy who became famous when he was cast for the main part on the Brazilian film Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981). After the film was over, he tried to work as an actor on other projects, with little success. As time went by, ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: desire for fame, urban ghetto life, profanity, juvenile delinquency, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, unfulfillment, rise and fall, actor's life, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, emotional ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, society, addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, kgb, near death experience, concert, wiretap, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, soviet union
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32%
Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maybe the best thing to come out of Scandinavia during the hippie years was, in fact, the story of a radical libertarian and a hedonist capitalist. Their friendship, forged by being outsiders in a conformist country, took them through years of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: womanizer, friendship, fighting the system, odd couple, workplace, rebelliousness, society, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, sexual content, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, denmark
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31%
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Baader (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.
Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, danger, gang, social decay, rebellion, chaos, tough heroes, rebelliousness, working class, crimes, political unrest, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, life is a bitch, human spirit, state affairs, heroes, fighting the system, legal, workplace, murder, society, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, bleak, uplifting ...
Plot: journalism, fascism, human spirit, life is a bitch, fighting the system, political unrest, wartime life, righting the wronged, media, rebelliousness, idealism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: serious, factual, talky, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: technology, prodigy, apple computer, ambition, rise to the top, inventions and discoveries, dialogue driven, friendship, computers and web, father daughter relationship, fired from the job, computer ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
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30%
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