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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, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hacker, computer system, programmer, computers and web, teenage life, crimes, youth, gang, fighting the system, rebellion, computer genius, computer virus, lifestyle, rebelliousness, disorder, prank, troublemaker, unlikely criminals, politics, technology, espionage, computer, internet, undercover agent, teenage pregnancy ...
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, fighting the system, youth, life is a bitch, ambition and crimes mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like Underground: The Julian Assange Story: The Fifth Estate (2013), Hackers (1995), Jobs (2013), The Social Network (2010), Takedown (2000). 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.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2007, year 2011 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, belgium, zurich switzerland, switzerland ...
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: clever, realistic, based on true events, serious, intellectual ...
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, ironic, talky ...
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Time: 90s
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 116 min.
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 124 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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30%
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Detention (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, cynical, realistic ...
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30%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic
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30%
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Lepke (1975)
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Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Place: new york, holland
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