Movies like The Big Short

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The Big Short (2015)
 7.8
 293K
The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: tense, intellectual, suspense, realistic, interesting, cerebral, clever, witty, dramatic, entertaining ...
Plot: loan, finance, corruption, bank, economic crisis, morality, wall street, risk, expose, analysis, foreknowledge, economics, money, honest, creativity, mortgage, financial crisis, deception, mind game, real estate, political corruption, greed, business, political, dialogue driven ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: manhattan new york city, las vegas, california

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Most similar movies to The Big Short

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out interesting, realistic, dramatic and intense films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, corruption, greed and justice mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Big Short: Margin Call (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Founder (2016), Frost/Nixon (2008), Vice (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 106K
Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: greed, stock market, workplace situations, capitalism, wall street, powerful corporation, millionaire, bankruptcy, layoff, workplace, financial problem, financial crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, biting, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, cons and scams, wall street, blind ambition, hotshot hero, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, corporate crimes, greed, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, las vegas, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 94K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, business, fast food, ambition, businessman, salesman, rags to riches, greed, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 97K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate ...
Style: talky, clever, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, politics, journalist, president, scandal, lie, loneliness, tv show, politician, head of state, usa president ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1977
Place: california, usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 46K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Plot: iraq war, september 11 2001, white house, war on terror, vice president, u.s. vice president, hit by a car, hospital, heart attack, u.s. government, political leader, politics ...
Time: year 1963
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 17K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: based on true events, dramatic, intense, tense, suspense ...
Plot: tv reporter, presidential election, political scandal, politics, fired from the job, election, lawyer, american politics, tv broadcast, ends with biographical notes, drink, telephone ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 16K
Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: cynical, clever, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: politics, lobbyist, political corruption, rise and fall, cons and scams, crime, ambition, dishonesty, investigation, manipulations, native americans, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 26K
Primary Colors (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: clever, semi serious, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, scandal, extramarital affair, presidential election, media, head of state, supportive spouse, usa president, george w. bush, white house, rise to the top, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, not serious, stylized, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, sexism, farce, newsroom, misogynist, ladder, tv show in film, gang warfare, panda, parody, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 60K
Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, witty, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, lawyer, moral dilemma, cheating, media, manipulation, contests and competitions, advertising, fame, professor, prejudice, ethics ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: clever, realistic, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, womanizer, politician, deception, political intrigue, muslim, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1980
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dinner party, contests and competitions, rise to the top, uninhibited rivalry, boss and employee, workplace situations, fighting the system, ambition, workplace, dishonesty, media, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 2K
Secret Honor (1984)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this speculative one-man drama, we see former President Richard Milhous Nixon alone in his study, dictating his thoughts into a tape recorder. His only company are a four-screen closed-circuit TV setup, the portraits on the walls, a bottle of ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, sincere, one man show ...
Plot: politics, head of state, rise and fall, introspection, state affairs, obsessive quest, destiny, political corruption, dishonesty, society, u.s. president, real time ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 15K
The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: witty, realistic, cynical, intense, tense ...
Plot: writer's life, americana, rise and fall, false identity, ambition, media, research, mad, paranoia, friendship between men, creativity, flying ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, zurich switzerland, mexico, bahamas, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 20K
Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, campaign, republican party, presidential election, republican, election, conservative, stupidity, state affairs, americana, ambition, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: usa, alaska, russia, new hampshire, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires ...
Style: talky, clever, tense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, rise and fall, college, apple computer, inventions and discoveries, workplace, rise to the top, workplace situations, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Employee of the Month (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, ...
Style: surprise ending, dark humor, suspense, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: betrayal, bad luck, comedy of errors, friendship, partners, greed, bank robbery, nothing goes right, dishonesty, thirtysomething life, manipulation, fired from the job ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 15K
Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: controversy, experiment, psychology, human nature, couple relations, inventions and discoveries, workplace, science, psychologist, electric shock, scientist, elephant ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.0
 40K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, dishonesty, assassination, power relations, racial tension, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, midlife crisis, friends, couples, divorce, mentor, looking for sex, romance, lovers, marital problem, crazy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 414K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: tense, intense, suspense, cynical, clever ...
Plot: fbi, cons and scams, partners in crime, political corruption, mayor, criminal heroes, partners, organized crime, manipulation, romancing partners, working undercover, romantic triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 27K
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, government, political corruption, rise and fall, vietnam war, historical figure, usa president, campaign, presidential election, life is a bitch, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 44K
W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: serious, sincere, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: president, politics, iraq war, americana, election, patriotism, head of state, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, george w. bush, usa president, white house ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: usa, texas, yale university, washington d.c., iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Candidate (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Style: talky, cynical, clever, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, campaign, idealism, election, realism, ambition, media, state affairs, rise to the top, americana, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san diego california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 13K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, clever, talky, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, bishop, friendship, archbishop, politics, intrigue, church, rise and fall, religions or cults, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, sewing machine, factory, injustice, idealism, gender, protest, feminism, workplace, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1966 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 60K
The Informant! (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of ...
Style: clever, talky, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, company, undercover, whistleblower, greed, corruption, uncover truth, obsession, corporate crimes, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: restaurant, buddies, introspection, friends, writer's life, starting over, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, hopes, existentialism, philosophy, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, human nature, university, power relations, switching roles, teachers and students, experiment gone awry, prison life, confined, disorder, prison, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 13K
The Big Kahuna (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they can ...
Style: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: salesman, love and romance, religion and supernatural, midlife crisis, religion, hotel, dialogue driven, convention, hotel room, bartender, fight, marketing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%