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Death of a President (2006)
 6.3
 7K
Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, the film doesn't address Bush's policies at all, instead focusing on the way a nation assigns blame in a time of crisis.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, melancholic, interesting, satirical ...
Plot: assassination, politics, secret service, terrorism, sniper, map, false accusation, special agents, crime, life is a bitch, legal investigation, death sentence, track down, political conspiracy, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, head of state, state affairs, wrongfully committed, assassin, murder, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, year 2007
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, afghanistan, syria, north korea, iran ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, investigation, conspiracy, corruption, assassination, dishonesty and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Death of a President: Edge of Darkness (2010), The Pelican Brief (1993), Closed Circuit (2013), The Interpreter (2005), State of Play (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, dishonesty, fighting the system, corruption, violence, law enforcement, death of daughter, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Pelican Brief (1993)
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, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, murder, political corruption, politics, fighting the system, crime, supreme court, professor, investigation, fbi, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.2
 20K
Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, courtroom, lawyers and clients, legal action, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, power relations, state affairs, legal, legal investigation, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Interpreter (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After Silvia Broome, an interpreter at United Nations headquarters, overhears plans of an assassination, an American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate.
Style: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, assassination, revenge, mystery, fbi, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, africa, manhattan new york city, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.1
 126K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, conspiracy, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.6
 138K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, betrayal, chase, bomb, secret service, president, assassination, investigation, danger, uncover truth, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.1
 27K
Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: white house, murder, investigation, politics, laser, political corruption, secret service, crime, deadly, law enforcement, passenger, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, asia, korea, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The International (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: interpol, chase, murder, district attorney, investigation, political corruption, gunfight, lawyer, intelligence, law enforcement, rivalry, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, istanbul turkey, manhattan new york city, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: hitman, politics, assassination attempt, terrorism, assassin, assassination, serial killer, sniper, strangulation, loner, law enforcement, disguise ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
I as in Icarus (1979)
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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, political drama
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, conspiracy, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 71K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, forensics, frame up, paranoia, chaos, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, investigation, murder, corruption, neo noir, political conspiracy, political corruption, reporter, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 8K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, dishonesty, power relations, state affairs, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 28K
Spartan (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: sex slavery, secret service, kidnapping, investigation, rescue, race against time, sniper, undercover, politics, secret agent, danger, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 76K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, murder, terrorist, politics, neighbor, fbi, blueprint, professor, bomb, obsession, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, kansas, st. louis missouri, west virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, serial killer, judge, crime, murder, vengeance, political corruption, idealism, rebellion, legal action, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: cia, investigation, betrayal, politician, suspicion, secret, island, torture, death, political conspiracy, state affairs, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, yale university, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 9K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, murder, factory, factory worker, investigation, corruption, police investigation, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, rapist, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 121K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, sniper, swat, conspiracy, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 231K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 3K
Freeze Frame (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, uncover truth, mind game, mental illness, life is a bitch, mystery, suspect, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 80K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, race against time, torture, right and wrong, manipulation, counter terrorism, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 52K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, cia, terrorism, kidnapping, state affairs, undercover, government agency, senator, war on terror, police brutality, surveillance, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, washington d.c., north africa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, cia agent, assassination attempt, corruption, price of justice, state affairs, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 45K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, special agents, kidnapping, internet, fbi, torture, deadly, danger, website ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 5K
End Game (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alex Thomas was the man in charge of protecting the president but, when the time came to fulfill his duties, everything just went wrong. His conscience haunted by a bullet and his devotion to his country stronger than ever, Alex teams with seasoned ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, trailer park, sniper, assassination, explosion, cell phone, underwater fight, first lady, police, journalist, violence, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 16K
Surveillance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, sadism, police station, fbi, surveillance, hidden identity, police corruption, dishonesty, extreme violence, mass murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Executive Action (1973)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, frame up, politics, anti capitalism, political conspiracy, assassin, cia, sniper, media, state affairs, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 27K
The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, investigation, special agents, double agent, crime, ex law enforcer, deadly, hunt down, crimes, espionage, assassin, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, mexico, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 71K
Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, boxer, crime, investigation, dishonesty, mission of murder, crimes, law enforcement, political activism, police officer, murder mystery, boxing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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