Movies like Executive Action

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Executive Action
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, government agency, head of state, uncover truth, political conspiracy, cia, sniper, assassin, chases and races, crimes, politics, deadly, law enforcement, frame up, state affairs, fighting the system, special agents, assassination attempt, investigation, political intrigue, dishonesty, media, rebellion, society, anti capitalism ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas

Most similar movies to Executive Action

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about state affairs, politics, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, assassination and deadly mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Executive Action: Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), Able Danger (2008), Seven Days in May (1964), JFK (1991), Flashpoint (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Twilight's Last Gleaming
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, military, politics, government agency, hostages, prison, one man army, assassination, secret agents, race against time, terrorism ...
Place: asia, montana, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 4.9
 113
Able Danger
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: government agency, assassination, neo noir, cafe, fighting the system, investigation, politics, race against time, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   62%
 
Seven Days in May
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, cold war, secret service, military, terrorism, betrayal, nuclear, president, white house, fighting the system, political ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: russia, latin america, california, pentagon, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   67%
 
 8.0
 127K
JFK
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: serious, factual, disturbing, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, conspiracy, investigation, assassination, obsession, politics, assassin, courtroom, corruption, murder, paranoia, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, vietnam, cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   69%
 
 6.5
 2K
Flashpoint
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried for 20 years in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. They decide to keep the money, but quietly check up on the info they find. Soon the Feds are running all over ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, mystery, politics, desert, government agency, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, assassination, assassination attempt, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   70%
 
The Domino Killings
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, government agency, protagonist as suspect, secret agents, prison, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, espionage, manhunt, terrorism, frame up, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, europe, spain, vietnam, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   63%
 
I as in Icarus
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, political drama
Plot: assassination, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, political conspiracy, conspiracy, legal investigation, investigation, uncover truth, political corruption, fighting the system, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
The Enemy Within
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, army investigation, betrayal, conspiracy, manhunt, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
 6.2
 2K
Winter Kills
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's attempts to control his actions, Nick follows the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, dark humor, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, politics, mystery, amateur detective, assassination, government agency, investigation, assassination attempt, assassination of president, legal investigation, political conspiracy, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1960 ...
Place: havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   45%
 
 8.2
 20K
Z
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, journalism, political corruption, investigation, fighting the system, corruption, conspiracy, brutality, tragedy, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
The Pelican Brief
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, political corruption, conspiracy, lawyer, corruption, chase, assassination, president, assassin, surveillance, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new orleans, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
 6.8
 748
The Bodyguards
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film shows the difficulties of an honest, imperiled judge and his bodyguard of four men, trying to clean up a Sicilian town. Corrupt local politicians, working hand-in-hand with the Mafia, will stop at nothing to prevent exposure of their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, fighting the system, politics, dedicated lawyer, gangsters, assassination, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, legal action, legal investigation, on the run, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   55%
 
 6.7
 733
The Grid
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, government agency, secret agents, special agents, espionage, investigation, counter terrorism, fbi, cia, race against time, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, chicago illinois, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
Wrong Is Right
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: farce, fighting the system, politics, government agency, secret agents, assassination, special agents, political satire, espionage, terrorism, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: manhattan new york city, texas, north africa, u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
 5.0
 873
Ignition
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moon, fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, manhunt, military life, police corruption, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
No God, No Master
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, political drama
Plot: special agents, investigation, political unrest, politics, law enforcement, state affairs, immigrants, assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
All the President's Men
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, investigation, political corruption, president, conspiracy, corruption, paranoia, newspaper, political, storytelling, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
Rabbit on the Moon
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though around them a criminal world seethes, Julie and Antonio are a young and loving couple with a new baby and a solid, white-collar sense of stability. But when a loose social connection suddenly ties them to a major political assassination, the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, uncover truth, crime, murder, frame up, political corruption, police corruption, pub, political conspiracy, political intrigue, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 6.7
 1K
06/05
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, fighting the system, investigation, politics, murder, uncover truth, political conspiracy, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
 5.0
 2K
The Deal
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: dedicated lawyer, wall street, legal action, legal investigation, corporate crimes, political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, kickboxing, limousine, airplane, newspaper headline ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 5.4
 457
Double Tap
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hit man she falls in love with while tracking.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, drugs/alcohol, government agency, crime, special agents, track down, vigilantism, working undercover, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, death penalty, justice, political corruption, corruption, courtroom, legal action, lawyer, murder mystery, political, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 6.0
 975
Enigma
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, sexy ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, assassination, iron curtain, government agency, kgb, secret agents, technology, spies, special agents, assassination attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
A Show of Force
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, police corruption, mystery, political conspiracy, riddles and clues, working undercover, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
Two-Minute Warning
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stadium, police investigation, hostages, master criminal, one man army, partners against crime, reluctant partners, special agents, tough law enforcer, chase, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
Clear and Present Danger
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, cia, assassination, spy, espionage, president, vengeance, violence, politics, chase, corruption, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
 8.4
 160K
24
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, special agents, urban, against the rules, race against time, control room, terrorism, save the day, workplace intrigue, workplace, revenge, secret service ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
 6.4
 368
Sudden Terror
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy who cries wolf witnesses a political assassination on the island of Malta. But will anyone other than his granddad believe him?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, amateur detective, mystery, protagonist as suspect, assassination, witnessing a crime, chase, assassination attempt, manhunt, murder, on the run, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
In the Line of Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, secret service, redemption, assassination, obsession, president, chase, conspiracy, gunfight, hitman, revenge, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, phoenix arizona, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
 6.8
 11K
Gorky Park
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, cold war, mystery, political corruption, police corruption, conspiracy, spy, kgb, fighting the system, espionage ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, stockholm sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
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