Movies like The Fifth Estate

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The Fifth Estate (2013)
 6.2
 41K
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, sexy, factual, twists and turns, dramatic ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, rebelliousness, against the rules, war crime, international relations, life is a bitch, fighting the system, journalist, activist, conspiracy, propaganda, human rights, u.s. government, investigative journalism, information leak, spy, unlikely friendships, hacker, computer genius, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2011, year 2010
Place: europe, afghanistan, new york, iraq, paris france, london, middle east ...

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Most similar movies to The Fifth Estate

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and intense films with plots about corruption, justice, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, investigation and police investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Fifth Estate: Snowden (2016), Spotlight (2015), Kill the Messenger (2014), Fair Game (2010), The Ides of March (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 150K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, whistleblower, idealism, moral dilemma, national security, media, hacking, surveillance, conspiracy, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2011, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, japan, russia, new york, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 459K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, twists and turns, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: journalism, investigative journalism, conspiracy, pedophile priest, catholicism, investigation, child abuse, pedophilia, expose, lawyer, catholic, catholic church ...
Time: year 1976, year 2002, year 2001, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, thought provoking, clever, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, conspiracy, drug dealing, reporter, uncover truth, government agency, state affairs, police corruption, life turned upside down, money laundering, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 49K
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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, crumbling marriage, fighting the system, state affairs, relationship vs career, price of justice, journalism, society, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, cairo egypt ...
⇓ 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: talky, suspense, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, election, campaign, lobbyist, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, ambition, state affairs, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 42K
The Report (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to ...
Style: uplifting, ambiguous ending, psychological, enigmatic, non-linear ...
Plot: cia, government corruption, investigation, u.s. government, politics, war crime, corruption, truth, interrogation, justice, humiliation, torture ...
Place: washington d.c., san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, strong female character, gangsters, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, fighting the system, legal, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, 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, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, genius, ambition, inventor, code, code breaking, male homosexuality, invention, mathematician, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 60K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, double agent, fbi, surveillance, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, working undercover, special agents, suspicion, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: washington d.c., usa, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: bleak, thought provoking, tense, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, surveillance, immigrants, muslim, intelligence, who to trust, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, betrayal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 7K
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: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, ironic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hacker, crimes, mind game, rivalry, criminal heroes, police investigation, chase, cons and scams, computers and web, law enforcement, greed, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 121K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, police corruption, hippie, whistleblower, idealism, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, ethics, bribery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 178K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, brutality, mafia, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mob boss, crime boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982, year 1985 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Face of an Angel (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: suspect, murder, murder investigation, journalism, crimes, filmmaking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, justice, innocence, delusion, forensics, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, baltimore, new york, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, murder, political corruption, politics, crimes, fighting the system, supreme court, woman in danger, professor, investigation, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 4.8
 123
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: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Plot: uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, rebellion, race against time, dishonesty, crimes, undercover, assassination, government agency, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: espionage, treason, undercover, double agent, dishonesty, society, buddies, political conspiracy, cold war, spy, smuggling, satellite ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, california, mexico city, ussr, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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The Whistleblower (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, intellectual, factual, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sex trafficking, un, conspiracy, investigation, cover up, whistleblower, teenage prostitute, rape, politics, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, year 1999 ...
Place: bosnia, europe, nebraska, usa, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
 28K
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, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: murder, loss of spouse, investigation, politics, friendship, faith, kidnapping, journalism, execution, missing person, muslim, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, new york, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.8
 3K
Chronicles (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, media, psychopath, journalism, crimes, uncover truth, child killer, ambition, serial rapist, journalist, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, miami, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 97K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, jury, court, courtroom, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, bribery, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, indiana, cincinnati ohio, ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
 23K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, working class, americana, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, washington d.c., new york, michigan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.1
 29K
Antitrust (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: programmer, hacker, murder, conspiracy, uncover truth, dishonesty, race against time, betrayal, computer, crimes, best friends, couples ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: california, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, media, uncover truth, female nudity, minister, investigation, politics, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.8
 169K
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: cerebral, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, journalist, corruption, paranoia, politics, media, legal, lawsuit, public health, layoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, iran, new york, mississippi, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
9%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, false accusation, professor, death, reporter, death row, investigation, suicide, murder, activist, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, spain, italy, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: captivating, serious, suspense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: newspaper, police investigation, hidden identity, journalist, uncover truth, special agents, crimes, haunted by the past, dishonesty, investigative reporter, single father, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1971, year 1979 ...
Place: usa, michigan, new york, chicago illinois, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, 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: twists and turns, serious, tricky, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, political conspiracy, writers, state affairs, writer's life, politics, betrayal, cia, suspicion, war crime, uncover truth, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 8.0
 14K
The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, apartment building, corruption, dishonesty, society, russian, rebellion, small town, moral dilemma, courage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%