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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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough, factual, melancholic, interesting, satirical ...
Plot: politics, assassination, secret service, terrorism, false accusation, map, sniper, crime, head of state, special agents, legal investigation, track down, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, assassin, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs, wrongfully committed, chases and races, danger, death sentence, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, near future
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, pakistan, afghanistan, iran, syria ...

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Most similar movies to Death of a President

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, investigation, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, conspiracy and corruption mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Death of a President: State of Play (2009), The Pelican Brief (1993), The Parallax View (1974), I as in Icarus (1979), The Interpreter (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, political conspiracy, newspaper, politics, journalism, corruption, congress, journalist, reporter, assassin, investigative journalism, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: political conspiracy, crime, politics, obsession, crimes, danger, corruption, chase, state affairs, fighting the system, conspiracy theory, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, bleak, stylized, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, reporter, political conspiracy, political corruption, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, political drama
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, investigation, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, legal investigation, uncover truth, political corruption, fighting the system, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: witnessing a crime, assassination, murder, revenge, fbi, investigation, un, dictator, assassination attempt, mystery, head of state, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, africa, paris france, south africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.1
 26K
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, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: white house, murder, secret service, politics, investigation, political corruption, laser, crime, cia, crimes, dishonesty, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, asia, korea, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, politics, terrorism, assassin, assassination, false identity, serial killer, police, disguise, law enforcement, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, assassin, sniper, cia, political conspiracy, politics, frame up, anti capitalism, government agency, head of state, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, murder, vengeance, investigation, corporate crimes, violence, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting the system, political corruption, riddles and clues, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: lawyer, terrorism, courtroom, legal investigation, terrorist, bombing, ex-lover, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer, government agency, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 136K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, bomb, assassination, chase, betrayal, secret service, innocence, president, terrorist, security guard, limousine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Ashes of Paradise (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who is determined to discover the truth.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, political corruption, politics, multiple perspectives, suspicion, suicide, revenge, judge, intrigue, crime, legal investigation, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, murder, chase, investigation, district attorney, political corruption, special agents, unlikely criminals, intrigue, gunfight, lawyer, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, istanbul turkey, manhattan new york city, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: politics, parade, terrorism, torture, investigation, folk, dedicated lawyer, assassination, cover-up, uncover truth, political corruption, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, car chase, assassination, sniper, cia, helicopter, explosion, first lady, underwater fight, trailer park, secret service, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, police, sadism, police station, surveillance, fbi, crime, hidden identity, drugs/alcohol, lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, sex slavery, secret service, secret agent, politics, race against time, rescue, undercover, sniper, secret agents, illegal prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, twists and turns, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, cia, politician, suspicion, secret, uncover truth, political conspiracy, state affairs, writer's life, island, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, oxford university, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 26K
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, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, assassination, investigation, double agent, crime, deadly, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, espionage, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, mexico, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 113
Able Danger (2008)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: neo noir, government agency, assassination, neo-noir, conspiracy theory, cafe, fighting the system, investigation, politics, race against time, terrorism, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, assassination, high school, mystery, small town, legal investigation, uncover truth, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: politics, investigation, terrorism, ballet, police detective, urban, fighting crime, political unrest, crimes, danger, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, alibi, obsession, false accusation, profiler, serial killer, crime, investigation, suspect, mind game, uncover truth, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.2
 75K
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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: paranoia, murder, terrorism, bomb, professor, neighbor, politics, blueprint, terrorist, fbi, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, st. louis missouri, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 7K
Lila & Eve (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, crime, vengeance, violence spree, crimes, hidden identity, track down, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, dark heroine, death threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, rape, journalist, corruption, investigation, factory, murder, factory worker, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 119K
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: serious, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, hostages, false accusation, frame up, crime, swat, sniper, uncover truth, police, conspiracy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 283K
Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, frame up, corruption, fbi, master warrior, senator, military, chases and races, loner, on the run, sniper rifle, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, ethiopia, tennessee, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 51K
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cia, kidnapping, torture, terrorism, senator, intelligence, terrorist, extradition, drowning, disappearance, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, usa, north africa, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 1K
The Shooter (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The five days when Copenhagen was held in a panic grip by an intelligent activist and former elite shooter, who takes to arms when a woman journalist writes about the government’s broken promises in an environmental question.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: politics, journalism, sniper, state affairs, crime, environmentalism, media, society, reporter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%