Movies like The Fifth Estate

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The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, factual, dramatic, melancholic, entertaining, bad ending ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, internet, rebelliousness, journalist, politics, whistleblower, war crime, against the rules, activist, uncover truth, idealism, fighting the system, ambition, media, rebellion, moral dilemma, dishonesty, hopes, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, corruption, hypocrisy, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2010, year 2011
Place: europe, germany, brussels belgium, libya, pentagon, afghanistan, netherlands ...

Most similar movies to The Fifth Estate

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and dramatic films with plots about politics, corruption, mentor, greed, storytelling, justice and conspiracy mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like The Fifth Estate: Snowden (2016), The Ides of March (2011), The Insider (1999), Fair Game (2010), All the President's Men (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
 111K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: surveillance, espionage, whistleblower, journalism, government agency, idealism, against the rules, political thriller, uncover truth, fighting the system, rebellion, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, russia, hong kong, hawaii, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, campaign, presidential campaign, intern, election, political corruption, loyalty, idealism, innocence lost, corruption, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 146K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, talky, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, reporter, journalism, producer, corruption, tobacco, interview, research, paranoia, media, public health, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mississippi, iran, south carolina, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 42K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, family in crisis, fighting the system, politician, secret service, journalism, dishonesty, state affairs, government agency, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1972, year 1995 ...
Place: iraq, usa, africa, jordan, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the twenty first century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the internet even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. This is his story. In 1989, known as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: hacker, computers and web, programmer, computer hacker, computer system, gang, politics, technology, unlikely criminals, prank, rebelliousness, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All the President's Men (1976)
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, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, president, journalist, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, courtroom drama, cia agent, assassination attempt, lawyer, reporter, newspaper, judge, arrest, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, police, drug lord, drug dealing, crime, gangsters, ira, tragic hero, price of justice, uncover truth ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: on the run, hidden identity, robbery, police chief, newspaper, fugitives, police investigation, journalism, haunted by the past, chases and races, special agents, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1979
Place: michigan, usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, drugs/alcohol, government agency, uncover truth, life turned upside down, conspiracy, crimes, politics, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 25K
A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: execution, kidnapping, friendship, journalism, politics, murder, investigation, loss of spouse, death, fbi, faith, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pakistan, middle east, israel, manhattan new york city, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 69K
Disconnect (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, crumbling marriage, loneliness, computers and web, internet, estrangement, couples, family problems, single parent, webcam, infidelity, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 55K
Breach (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, spy, surveillance, fbi, government agency, special agents, undercover, working undercover, betrayal, investigation, loyalty, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, moscow russia, ussr, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, reflective ...
Plot: war, politics, conservative, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, republican, manipulation, behind enemy lines, helicopter, teachers and students, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, iran, california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%
The Infiltrator (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Infiltrator is an American film about an Israeli freelance journalist who travels to Germany circa the early 1990's and uncovers a story about a dangerously pervasive underground Neo-Nazi faction, who are intent to bring Nazism back to the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, racism, undercover, uncover truth, genocide, working undercover, campaign, against humanity, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 95K
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, France
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, president, scandal, lie, loneliness, tv show, politician, journalist, head of state, usa president ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1974
Place: california, usa, sydney australia, australia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: talky, realistic, clever, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: journalism, politics, fighting the system, communism, government, politician, communist, paranoia, tv show, media, idealism, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, california, pentagon, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, intelligence, muslim, torture, surveillance, terrorism, investigation, assassination, urban, dishonesty, security, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, serious, factual, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, prodigy, code breaking, social misfits, mathematician, computers and web, genius, espionage, homosexuality, ambition, code, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1939 ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 93K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, hippie, whistleblower, fighting the system, police corruption, police, undercover cop, corruption, social decay, partners, police investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 22K
The Contender (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, white house, vice president, idealism, sexism, strong sexual content, head of state, government, sex scandal, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, ohio, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 118K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: cia, globalization, assassination, politics, bomb, capitalism, corruption, espionage, terrorism, political corruption, suicide, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, persia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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 ⇓
21%
 5.3
 327
Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, espionage, fighting the system, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 6K
Takedown (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cyber-trophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: hacker, computer hacker, hacking, internet, crime, computer virus, criminal heroes, police investigation, mind game, computers and web, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 443
8th Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A website where people can virtually live in a true democracy becomes so popular that its leading members take questionable actions to improve the real world as well. This backfires and various governments brand them terrorists.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: revolution, society, fighting the system, rebelliousness, political unrest, social decay, computers and web, rebellion, state affairs, politics, track down, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, revenge, murder, journalism, war crime, attempted murder, diary, uncover truth, crimes, nazi, deadly, media ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1964
Place: germany, europe, israel, munich germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, journalism, radiation, investigation, car chase, whistleblower, nuclear power plant, swat team, earthquake, media, control room, elevator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 17K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, civil war, politics, war, photojournalist, journalist, civil rights movement, war correspondent, dictatorship, dictator, crimes, media ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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