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Hands Over the City (1963)
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Hands Over the City (1963)
Original name: Le mani sulla città
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate speculation that has devastated Naples’s civilian landscape moves breathlessly from a cataclysmic building collapse to the backroom negotiations of civic leaders vying for power in a city council election, laying bare the inner workings of corruption with passion and outrage.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, fighting the system, manipulations, dishonesty, bribery, state affairs, lie, corruption, legal action, working the system, legal, society, idealism, social decay, negotiation, realism, passion, collapse, dog, money, gambling ...
Time: 40s, 21st century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy

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Most similar movies to Hands Over the City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about politics, state affairs, dishonesty, society, crimes, political corruption and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Crime and History genres. Some movies like Hands Over the City: Power (1986), The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), True Colors (1991), 1992 (2015), City Hall (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, state affairs, manipulations, society, campaign, fighting the system, political intrigue, dishonesty, journalism, media, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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95%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, relationship vs career, state affairs, dishonesty, fighting the system, couple relations, workplace situations, infidelity, legal, moral dilemma, congress ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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63%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, college, friendship, betrayal, vengeance, buddies, yuppie, manipulations, rivalry, society, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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1992 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Story: Set in Rome, Milan and different Italian cities, the TV series offers a thrilling story following six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape in the early 1990s, during which Italy was gripped by the Clean ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense
Plot: politics, investigation, state affairs, crimes, rebellion, society, law enforcement, revolution, italian history, government corruption, politician, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: italy, rome italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.2
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City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
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: talky, tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, corruption, idealism, police, drug dealer, mayor, life is a bitch, liberal, urban, society, democrat ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, serious, sincere
Plot: revolution, rally, political corruption, betrayal, politics, ransom, injustice, poisoning, mafia, death, chaos and mayhem, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: tense, realistic, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: unstoppable, missing person, politics, amateur detective, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political corruption, life is a bitch, uncover truth, state affairs, mystery, price of justice ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Jewel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Amanzio Rastelli appointed several of his relations to managerial positions in his firm. They decided to think internationally and now business is heavily in debt. Luckily for the Rastellis, Bolta the accountant uses all the tricks of his art to ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, clever, serious
Plot: working the system, family relations, bribery, rise and fall, legal, family business, bankruptcy, unfulfillment, dishonesty, stock broker, ambition, corporate crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: talky, thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, fighting the system, political corruption, corruption, blind ambition, crimes, workplace situations, legal, idealism, rebellion, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, police, courtroom drama, crime, who done it, life is a bitch, crimes, protagonist as suspect, riddles and clues, legal investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, sincere ...
Plot: fascism, village, politics, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, culture clash, self discovery, isolation, idealism, rebellion, injustice ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, india, rome italy, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, political conspiracy, society, americana, murder, deadly, dishonesty, investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: america, texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, election, presidential election, democrat, republican, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, politics, murder, society, captivity, radical, rebelliousness, danger, revolution, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: rough, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, heroes, social decay, ira, captivity, moral dilemma, society, innocence lost, whistleblower, deadly, isolation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An American Affair (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mutual friends Barbara and Genevieve are both sleeping with District Attorney Sam Brady. When they become aware of their bizzare love triangle, they plot against him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: state affairs, infidelity, vengeance, friends, politics, political corruption, dishonesty, couples, best friends, rivalry, crimes, handgun ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
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Our Country (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Milan, where people's lives are invisibly lead by money in its different shapes: too much, too little, stolen, earned, visible and even impalpable. The money flows from one story to the next, from one person to the other, becoming the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: prostitute, wiretap, misfit, society, urban, against the rules, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, embezzlement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 494
Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking
Plot: church, legal, sexual abuse, power relations, clergy, dishonesty, crimes, legal action, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, society, sexual harassment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, boston, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: legal, embezzlement, legal action, dishonesty, political corruption, law enforcement, couples, legal investigation, crimes, price of justice, couple relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: politics, campaign, rise to the top, state affairs, rivalry, political intrigue, ambition, cigarette, discussion, tunnel, negotiation, male protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, soldier, political corruption, innocence lost, fighting the system, dishonesty, battles, friends, military, friendship, homecoming, society ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, social realism, rough ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, rivalry, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, corrupt politician, head of state, opponent, power relations, state affairs, media ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Mattei Affair (1972)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil ...
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: politics, crimes, unfulfillment, state affairs, air disaster, crime, corporate crimes, media, journalism, dishonesty, investigation, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, algeria, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.6
 98
I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, friendship, manipulations, mind game, isolation, danger, friends, ocean or sea, ship, confined, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Entranced Earth (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins opposes two equally corrupt political candidates: a pseudopopulist ...
Style: thought provoking, cynical, serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, political corruption, politics, society, campaign, liberal, injustice, religions or cults, political unrest, dishonesty, election, media ...
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, terrorist, professor, trial, hotshot lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: clever, serious, biting, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, fighting the system, political corruption, society, politics, assassination, campaign, rise and fall, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 998
Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: espionage, betrayal, politics, injustice, undercover, racism, state affairs, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, asia, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 553
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, politics, investigation, righting the wronged, hopes, state affairs, legal action, uncover truth, corporate crimes, life is a bitch, dealing with death, against the odds ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
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Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, talky, clever, sincere ...
Plot: factory, revolution, politics, reporter, strike, state affairs, boss and employee, rebelliousness, society, labor union, working class, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1972, 1960s, year 1968
Place: france, europe, asia, vietnam, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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