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The Post (2017)
 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, exciting, thought provoking, factual, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: journalism, vietnam war, politics, truth, expose, cover up, lie, journalist, wartime, national security, war violence, husband wife relationship, jail, newspaper office, newspaper reporter, newspaper story, newspaper, publisher, prison, jungle, airplane, musician, party, money, lawyer ...
Time: year 1966, year 1965, year 1971, year 1949
Place: washington d.c., vietnam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out dramatic, realistic, serious and factual films with plots about politics, telephone call, justice, husband wife relationship, storytelling, political and greed mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Post: All the President's Men (1976), Frost/Nixon (2008), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), Snowden (2016), The Fifth Estate (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
 7.7
 97K
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: tense, talky, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reporter, journalism, journalist, president, politics, loneliness, tv show, politician, scandal, lie, doubts and hesitations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1977
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, clever, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: tv show, politics, journalism, communism, paranoia, media, patriotism, newspaper, friendship, fear, singer, suicide ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, california, soviet union, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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 ⇓
83%
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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: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, fighting the system, life is a bitch, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2007, year 2011 ...
Place: europe, iceland, netherlands, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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 ⇓
80%
 7.6
 254K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
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, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, lawyer, pilot, rescue, danger, justice, spy, mission, undercover, bridge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 ⇓
74%
 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 ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
65%
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 ⇓
64%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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
Plot: fbi, cover-up, usa president, scandal, telephone, father daughter relationship, secret, lie, marriage, telephone call, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1974
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 47K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, injustice, art, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, legal, aging, fighting the system, stolen painting, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, california, washington d.c., pasadena california, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 197K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, politics, revenge, terrorism, murder, jewish, vengeance, secret agents, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
55%
 6.5
 4K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Plot: vice president, motorcade, deer hunting, egoism, telephone call, father daughter relationship, oval office, political, magazine cover, candidate, toilet paper, letter ...
Time: year 1960, year 1964, year 1959, year 1965, year 1968 ...
Place: wyoming, georgia, dallas texas, washington d.c., texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 10K
Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, coach, soccer, racism, apartheid, civil rights, terrorism, rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.4
 118K
First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: suspense, based on true events, disturbing, factual, exciting
Plot: space mission, moon landing, astronaut, space travel, moon, nasa, test pilot, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, space exploration, father son relationship ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961, year 1966, year 1968, year 1969 ...
Place: florida, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.8
 16K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: dictatorship, missing person, politics, military, senator, political conspiracy, political intrigue, newspaper, loss of son, military coup, journalist, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: ship, hijacking, pirate, navy, kidnapping, hostages, confined, team, rescue, terrorism, ship captain, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, virginia, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
 130K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, cia, kennedy assassination, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government, legal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, righting the wronged, fighting the system, americana, discrimination, society, rebellion, injustice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Style: realistic, clever, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: cia, congress, politics, cold war, politician, deception, womanizer, muslim, danger, political intrigue, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, 1990s
Place: afghanistan, usa, texas, washington d.c., middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 14K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Plot: lawyer, kidnapping, jewish, racism, investigation, trial, court, lake, interracial sex, name calling, freedom, water fountain ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: mississippi, grand central station manhattan new york city, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 10K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: inspirational, intellectual, based on true events, captivating, lyrical
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, ghost writer, husband wife relationship, nobel prize, novelist, exploitation, bisexuality, money, infidelity, 23 year old, fireplace ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
Chappaquiddick (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Plot: senator, scandal, suffocation, bridge, car accident, kennedy family, wheelchair, song, giving a toast, fear, father son relationship, boy ...
Time: 1960s, year 1972, year 1960, year 1980, year 1969
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 95K
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, realistic, talky ...
Plot: politics, leadership, political leader, prime minister, female politician, golden years, feminism, alzheimer's disease, husband wife relationship, multiple time frames, stubbornness, life & death ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, argentina, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, national socialism, ambiguous ending, tense
Plot: war criminal, jewish, nazi, manhunt, chase, storytelling, mission, life risking, period piece, secret mission, culture clash, mossad ...
Time: 60s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1939, year 2005 ...
Place: argentina, israel, germany, buenos aires argentina, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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