Movies like Hands Over the City

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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, France
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, political
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, crimes, fighting the system, manipulation, bribery, dishonesty, state affairs, lie, gangsters, corruption, expose, negotiation, realism, legal action, legal, society, idealism, social decay, dog, gambling, money, firefighter ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 60s, 40s, 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 realistic, serious, thought provoking and suspenseful films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty, fighting the system and political corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Hands Over the City: Power (1986), Salvatore Giuliano (1962), True Colors (1991), Comedy of Power (2006), 1992 (2015). 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, cynical, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, cover up, manipulation, political intrigue, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society, legal, ambition, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
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Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 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: political, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, revolution, politics, italian mafia, world war two, death, mafia, italian history, robin hood, poisoning, injustice, ransom ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: italy, sicily, europe, southern italy, palermo italy
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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: talky, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, friendship, manipulation, betrayal, legal action, college, corruption, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: legal, embezzlement, political corruption, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, couples, law enforcement, legal investigation, legal action, husband wife relationship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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1992 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
TV show
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, atmospheric, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, investigation, politician, corruption, state affairs, law enforcement, revolution, italian history, rebellion, crisis, parliament, government corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992
Place: italy, rome italy, milan italy
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60%
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: thought provoking, tense, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, politics, crimes, dishonesty, political conspiracy, price of justice, political corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain
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58%
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, clever ...
Plot: ambition, family business, legal, rise and fall, dishonesty, bribery, family relations, unfulfillment, bankruptcy, corporate crime, corporate crimes, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, suspense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
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: serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, campaign, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, parliament, politician, election, society, negotiation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: fascism, artist, world war one, world war two, anarchist, italian fascism, solar eclipse, peasant, priest, politics, village, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935, year 1936
Place: italy, europe, turin italy, southern italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: embezzlement, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, fighting crime, stock broker, dishonesty, misfit, life is a bitch, couple relations, sexual content, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: political, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, mafia, italian history, assassination, corruption, prime minister, murder, state affairs, idealism, photographer, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 80s, year 1991, year 1992 ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, ussr, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, political corruption, political unrest, murder, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, society, government, manipulation, corruption, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
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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: political, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, conspiracy, politics, assassination, paranoia, investigation, murder, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, texas, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Proof (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The discovery of a connection between a small-time thief's murder and the death of a crooked accountant, peeks the interest of investigative reporter Terry Corcoran. Further digging leads him into a sordid scandal involving human trafficking, ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, undercover, uncover truth, journalism, workplace, crimes, fighting crime, legal, media, power relations, price of justice, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: ira, fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, moral dilemma, uncover truth, social decay, society, terrorism, legal, clergy, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 123 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: serious, clever, cynical, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, political corruption, society, fighting the system, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, blind ambition, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, society, crimes, politics, satire, minister, artists and showbiz, media, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, revolution, politics, murder, crimes, political unrest, captivity, rebelliousness, head of state, state affairs, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: church, legal investigation, clergy, courtroom drama, social decay, sexual harassment, legal, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, society, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, usa, france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
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The Big Dream (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Italian Revolution, 1968. Police officer, Nicolas, wants to become an actor. He goes out in plain clothes and meets Laura who is among students against the government, Vietnam War and who seek sexual freedom. One day, his identity gets exposed and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, politics, state affairs, against the rules, rebelliousness, secret movement, love and romance, follow your dream, double life, mole, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Louisiana woman discovers that a trusted neighbor has installed video surveillance equipment in her home to spy on her family. As a result, the real-life Wilson lobbied for a 1999 state law passed in nine other states since making video voyeurism ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: espionage, hidden camera, voyeur, obsession, mysterious character, surveillance, family problems, dishonesty, society, trust, neighbor, legislation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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A Glimpse of Hell (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: u.s. navy, battleship, military, society, military life, fighting the system, investigation, ship, political conspiracy, army investigation, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, biting ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, state affairs, fighting the system, terrorism, rebellion, social decay, society, crimes, social differences, rebelliousness, swat team, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: tense, bleak, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, politics, crimes, courtroom drama, extramarital affair, police, legal, police detective, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
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A.L.F. (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: What happened, that 24th of December? This is what officer Chartier wants to find out. To understand, he will have to go back 48 hours earlier to Franck's Christmas eve. Franck is an insignificant drama-teacher by day, but also belongs to a ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense
Plot: animal rights, police investigation, fighting the system, moral dilemma, idealism, law enforcement, crimes, hopes, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, rebellion, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
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Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: political, clever, suspense, tense, intellectual ...
Plot: lobbyist, career woman, female protagonist, determination, lawyer, politics, strong female character, world politics, courtroom, fighting the system, business, obsession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., michigan, new hampshire, new jersey, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Mattei Affair (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
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: political, realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, justice, italian mafia, conspiracy, intrigue, dishonesty, media, rise and fall, state affairs, unfulfillment, journalism, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, algeria, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Beginning (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, clever, contemplative
Plot: cons and scams, deception, mayor, pretense, self discovery, fall in love, power of love, small time, disorder, love and romance, dishonesty, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%