Movies like The Post

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The Post (2017)
 7.2
 142K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama
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: political thriller, based on true events, exciting, thought provoking, factual, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, expose, politics, lie, truth, journalist, wartime, jail, national security, husband wife relationship, newspaper reporter, war violence, newspaper article, newspaper office, newspaper story, newspaper, publisher, supreme court, whistleblower, prison, jungle, airplane, fight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1966, year 1971, year 1949
Place: vietnam, usa, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to The Post

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, thought provoking, tense and serious films with plots about telephone call, politics, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, storytelling, corruption and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Post: Spotlight (2015), Snowden (2016), Dark Waters (2019), The Report (2019), Miss Sloane (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, conspiracy, investigative journalism, twists & turns, catholicism, investigation, pedophilia, expose, lawyer, pedophile priest, catholic, child abuse ...
Time: year 2002, year 2001, year 1976, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida
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 7.3
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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: political thriller, realistic, serious, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: espionage, fighting the system, journalism, whistleblower, national security, media, surveillance, moral dilemma, hacking, conspiracy, cia, idealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, year 2007, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, japan, russia, geneva switzerland, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 71K
Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: factual, realistic, thought provoking, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: contamination, lawsuit, legal investigation, lawyer, corporate crime, fighting the system, price of justice, investigation, courtroom drama, environmental, uncover truth, contaminated water ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 2001, year 1975, year 2012 ...
Place: west virginia, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 37K
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, based on true events, ambiguous ending, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: cia, investigation, government corruption, u.s. government, politics, war crime, corruption, justice, truth, interrogation, humiliation, senate ...
Place: san francisco, washington d.c.
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Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
Style: political, clever, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: lobbyist, female protagonist, strong female character, career woman, determination, politics, world politics, courtroom, strong female lead, lawyer, fighting the system, empowerment ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., oregon, florida, japan, missouri ...
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 7.6
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, lawyer, spy, cia, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, ussr, europe, berlin germany ...
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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, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, journalist, corruption, paranoia, politics, media, lawsuit, layoff, ethics, fear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, iran, mississippi, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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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, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, crumbling marriage, state affairs, fighting the system, price of justice, relationship vs career, journalism, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1985, year 1993, year 1972 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dark Matter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Liu Xing a brilliant Chinese student, arrives at University and makes the transition into American life with the help of Joanna Silver. Xing joins a cosmology group working to create a model of the origins of the universe. He is obsessed with the ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: university, american dream, injustice, politics, student life, college, college life, inventions and discoveries, immigrants, misfit, male female relationship, professor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: shanghai, beijing china
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22%
 4.7
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The Runner (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: husband wife relationship, politician, united states of america, sex scandal, woman, reputation, society, chase, dishonesty, politics, sex, donation ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: intense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, fighting the system, state affairs, media, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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19%
 7.3
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Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, journalism, nudity (full frontal - brief), hippie, vandalism, vietnam war, culture clash, urban ghetto, state affairs, media, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, west virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.
Style: based on true events, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: usa president, fbi, scandal, cover-up, politics, white house, secret, husband wife relationship, whistleblower, marriage, baby, congressional hearing ...
Time: year 1974, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
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100%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, moral dilemma, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, selfishness, couples, lawyer, marriage, father son relationship, family problems, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: disturbing, captivating, contemplative, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawsuit, politics, jury, courtroom, museum, courtroom drama, against the rules, fighting the system, society, rebellion, perversion, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 80s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 18K
A Private War (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Style: tense, disturbing, based on true events, rough, suspense ...
Plot: war correspondent, journalist, danger, war, life is a bitch, uncover truth, kurd, al qaeda, wartime life, tamil, war photographer, military life ...
Time: year 2003, year 2001, year 1986, year 2011, year 2012 ...
Place: syria, iraq, afghanistan, sri lanka, libya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, court, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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: clever, tense, psychological, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: politics, journalism, president, reporter, loneliness, tv show, scandal, power struggle, lie, uncover truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1974
Place: usa, california, australia, manhattan new york city, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: politics, male prostitute, vandalism, militant, love triangle, murder, hustler, one night stand, hidden camera, blackmail, hospital, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.8
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, discrimination, society, rebellion, teachers and students, fighting the system, lifestyle, righting the wronged, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school, injustice ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.5
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Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: illegal immigration, interracial relations, father daughter relationship, friendship, drunkenness, promise, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, job seeking, family relations, smuggling, beating ...
Place: italy, algeria, libya, mediterranean sea, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.8
 14K
Interview (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview America's most popular soap actress.
Style: psychological, disturbing, melancholic, talky, stylized ...
Plot: actress, journalism, loser, videotaping, interview, deal, lie, betrayal, strong female character, diary, paparazzi, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, former yugoslavia, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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: political thriller, realistic, captivating, serious, factual ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, white house, cover up, wiretap, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
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The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, lyrical, twists and turns
Plot: novelist, writers, nobel prize, infidelity, professor, sexism, extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, revelation, aspiring writer ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, year 1960 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, sweden, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Case for Christ (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.
Style: christian film, disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, captivating
Plot: christianity, atheist, court, trial, court case, husband wife relationship, religion, investigation, brainwashing, interview, prayer, journalist ...
Time: year 1980, year 1987
Place: jerusalem, wisconsin, california, chicago illinois, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.4
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The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, prime minister, female politician, political leader, alzheimer's disease, golden years, world politics, society, feminism, husband wife relationship, multiple time frames ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, argentina, europe, united kingdom
⇓ 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, dishonesty, haunted by the past, investigative reporter, single father, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1972, year 1979 ...
Place: usa, new york, michigan, canada, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.7
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So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Plot: hit by a bus, grandmother granddaughter relationship, blackmail, husband wife relationship, cell phone, girl, lawyer, memory, bus driver, globe, school bus, dead father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, introspection, human nature, parents and children, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, kansas city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%