Movies like The Fifth Estate

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The Fifth Estate (2013)
 6.2
 36K
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: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, factual, dramatic, melancholic, entertaining ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, fighting the system, life is a bitch, journalist, activist, international relations, propaganda, human rights, investigative journalism, u.s. government, unlikely friendships, hacker, ambition, rebellion, computer genius, hopes, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2011, year 2010, year 2007
Place: europe, afghanistan, iraq, germany, norway, middle east, berlin germany ...

Most similar movies to The Fifth Estate

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and interesting films with plots about politics, corruption, storytelling, mentor, greed, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like The Fifth Estate: Snowden (2016), Kill the Messenger (2014), The Ides of March (2011), Fair Game (2010), The Insider (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 116K
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, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, idealism, moral dilemma, government agency, state affairs, against the rules, uncover truth, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: usa, russia, maryland, geneva switzerland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, uncover truth, government agency, police corruption, state affairs, life turned upside down, conspiracy, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america, usa ...
⇓ 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, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, morality, power struggle, talented, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 44K
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, crumbling marriage, price of justice, state affairs, relationship vs career, fighting the system, journalism, family in crisis, life turned upside down, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, year 2001, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, jordan, dubai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.9
 149K
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, corruption, paranoia, fear, lawsuit, media, journalist, ethics, public health, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: iran, washington d.c., south carolina, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
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: intellectual, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, code breaking, genius, ambition, mathematician, homosexuality, espionage, sexism, code, computers and web ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1939, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
⇓ 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: realistic, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, tragic hero, crimes, uncover truth, love and romance, price of justice ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, california, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, newspaper, journalism, investigation, political corruption, president, sergeant, republican, political conspiracy, cover up, white house, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, media, legal, state affairs, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cia, terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, government agency, state affairs, senator, war on terror, police brutality, surveillance, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, north africa, washington d.c., chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: robbery, hidden identity, on the run, police chief, newspaper, police investigation, journalism, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, year 1979, year 1971
Place: michigan, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: spy, espionage, surveillance, fbi, undercover, betrayal, investigation, cia, russian, double agent, intrigue, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, moscow russia, ussr, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 26K
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, muslim, fbi, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, israel, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, war, terrorist, propaganda, state affairs, idealism, conservative, behind enemy lines, society, hopes, soldier, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, usa, california, iran, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, clever, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, intelligence, muslim, who to trust, surveillance, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, immigrants, betrayal, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, clever, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, u.s. president, idealism, white house, ratings, strong sexual content, dishonesty, political intrigue, chief of staff, head of state ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 107K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, factual, thought provoking, exciting, tense ...
Plot: journalism, vietnam war, politics, cover up, truth, lie, expose, newspaper story, national security, wartime, journalist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1971, year 1965, year 1949, year 1966
Place: washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, bleak, sincere, compassionate, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, secret agents, politics, german, espionage, iron curtain, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, crime, fighting the system, supreme court, professor, investigation, fbi, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 96K
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, rough, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: whistleblower, hippie, idealism, police corruption, police investigation, undercover cop, police, corruption, bribery, ethics, african american, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 212K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, bad ending, suspenseful, factual, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, deception, bomb, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, nazism, courage, plan gone awry, nazis, conspiracy, war ...
Time: year 1944, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, normandy, munich germany, tunisia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 120K
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: tense, realistic, clever, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: cia, globalization, terrorism, bomb, politics, corruption, espionage, suicide, assassination, capitalism, cover up, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, usa, switzerland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 corruption, political conspiracy, reporter, political intrigue, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 152K
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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1985, year 1975 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 17K
Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak, touching ...
Plot: radiation, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, corporate crimes, uncover truth, research, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, ironic, talky ...
Plot: hacker, crimes, rivalry, mind game, police investigation, chase, criminal heroes, computers and web, cons and scams, law enforcement, greed, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, california
⇓ 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, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, elevator, media, journalism, control room, radiation, car chase, whistleblower, earthquake, swat team, nuclear ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, pennsylvania, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Shock and Awe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, factual, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, conspiracy, reporter, expose, newspaper, investigative journalism, journalist, heroic mission, propaganda, politics, political, violent ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iraq, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 530K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, behind enemy lines, danger, american abroad, rescue mission, daring rescue, hostage, race against time, secret agents, escapades, life risking, government agency ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, iran, langley virginia, middle east, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, racism, undercover, leadership, dishonesty, good versus evil, false accusation, immigrants, heroes, espionage, genocide, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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