Movies and TV shows like State of Affairs

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State of Affairs
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing. This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston and her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency. Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, Charlie has a close personal relationship with the President because she was once engaged to her son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life. Charlie survived that attack and is now determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. Navigating a complex personal life and a pressure-cooker profession is, of course, a challenge, and Charlie sometimes engages in boundary-pushing behavior to avoid facing her grief. But when the clock strikes 2 a.m., she is all about her job - protecting her nation, serving her president and still trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé's murder that will reveal itself as a shocking mystery.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, compassionate, social realism, tv series pilot
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, state affairs, cia, usa president, national security, white house, workplace situations, dead son, female protagonist, spies, death, workplace, chief of staff, oval office, president, american abroad, u.s. president
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about politics, state affairs, greed, corruption, danger, mentor and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like State of Affairs: Scandal (2012), A Good Marriage (2014), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012), Unthinkable (2010), Deterrence (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Scandal
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Duration: 43 min.
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A Good Marriage
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
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Duration: 130 min.
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Unthinkable
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Deterrence
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    User:   71%
 
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Style: captivating, clever, witty, tense, talky ...
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Zero Dark Thirty
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Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
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    User:   49%
 
The Honourable Woman
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Covert Affairs
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that ...
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 6.6
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Arbitrage
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, infidelity, adultery, downfall, business, greed, corruption, corporate crimes, secrets, courtroom, twists & turns, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
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Margin Call
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, realistic, serious, tense, cerebral ...
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    User:   55%
 
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Days of Terror
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Advise & Consent
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Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
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System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
Seven Days in May
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Stalker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: danger, crime investigation, stalking, stalker, police investigation, lapd, obsession, psychopath, hopes, crimes, deadly, name calling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 7.7
 517K
Argo
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, clever, factual, captivating ...
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, cia, u.s. embassy, behind enemy lines, government official, government agency, secret mission, politics, rescue mission, courage, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, year 1980, year 2001 ...
Place: iran, middle east, usa, california, langley virginia ...
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System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 7.3
 49K
Thirteen Days
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, factual ...
Plot: politics, cold war, president, military, nuclear, white house, head of state, political, world politics, nuclear war, conspiracy, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, usa, boston, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
 6.2
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Frozen
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, crime, judiciary, murder, workplace situations, mind game, deadly, partners, power relations, lawyer, prosecutor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   37%
 

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