Movies like The Post

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The Post (2017)
 7.2
 129K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama, 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: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, political thriller, expose, politics, lie, truth, journalist, wartime, jail, national security, husband wife relationship, newspaper reporter, war violence, newspaper article, newspaper office, newspaper story, newspaper, publisher, whistleblower, prison, jungle, airplane, fight ...
Time: 70s, year 1965, 20th century, year 1966, year 1971, year 1949
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa

Most similar movies to The Post

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, tense, serious and thought provoking films with plots about politics, corruption, dialogue, mentor, greed, secrets and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like The Post: The Report (2019), Dark Waters (2019), Snowden (2016), Bridge of Spies (2015), The Insider (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 28K
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: based on true events, uplifting, psychological, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: cia, investigation, government corruption, u.s. government, politics, war crime, corruption, interrogation, truth, justice, humiliation, beating ...
Place: washington d.c., san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 42K
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: thought provoking, factual, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: lawsuit, contamination, lawyer, courtroom drama, fighting the system, price of justice, uncover truth, legal action, corporate crimes, legal investigation, investigation, environmental ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, year 1999, year 1998
Place: west virginia, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 131K
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: espionage, journalism, fighting the system, political thriller, whistleblower, national security, media, surveillance, moral dilemma, idealism, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2015, year 2009 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, maryland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 280K
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, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, cia, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 156K
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, corruption, paranoia, fear, lawsuit, cover up, journalist, legal, media, ethics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mississippi, new york, washington d.c., iran, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 403K
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: conspiracy, journalism, catholicism, twists & turns, investigation, pedophilia, child abuse, catholic church, sex scandal, lawyer, newspaper, victim ...
Time: year 2001, year 2002, year 1976, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 46K
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, political conspiracy, newspaper, secret agents, state affairs, crumbling marriage, relationship vs career, price of justice, fighting the system, journalism, uncover truth, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, year 1982, year 1993 ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: fbi, scandal, cover-up, politics, whistleblower, white house, secret, husband wife relationship, congressional hearing, lie, marriage, baby ...
Time: year 1974, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shock and Awe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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: factual, suspenseful, tense, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reporter, iraq war, conspiracy, expose, newspaper, investigative journalism, journalist, heroic mission, political, violent, politics, propaganda ...
Time: 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: middle east, iraq, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: police investigation, hidden identity, journalist, newspaper, uncover truth, special agents, crimes, investigative reporter, secret, robbery, police, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1971, year 1972 ...
Place: usa, michigan, new york, canada, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, tense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political thriller, political corruption, president, political intrigue, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, danger, journalism, radiation, control room, media, swat team, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 61K
Miss Sloane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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: tense, clever, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lobbyist, female protagonist, career woman, strong female character, determination, politics, empowerment, brainwashing, prison, courtroom, gun, legislation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, new hampshire, wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: intense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, legal, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, crimes, lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 54K
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, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, kidnapping, terrorist, cia, war on terror, state affairs, introspection, government agency, undercover, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ...
Plot: journalism, computers and web, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, against the rules, rebelliousness, war crime, international relations, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2000s, year 2007 ...
Place: europe, brussels belgium, iceland, afghanistan, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, undercover, political corruption, reporter, state affairs, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, united states, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, marines, court case, lawyer, profanity, vietnam veteran, friendship, courtroom drama, war, military, vietnam war, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, iraq, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspense, talky, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, election, campaign, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, power struggle, talented, state affairs, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: terrorist, war, politics, propaganda, conservative, state affairs, idealism, behind enemy lines, soldier, hopes, society, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: afghanistan, washington d.c., usa, california, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 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: thought provoking, clever, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: politics, sexism, vice president, idealism, political intrigue, election, state affairs, campaign, society, dishonesty, sex scandal, head of state ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, ohio, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Them That Follow (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Pentecostal pastor, Lemuel Childs, and his believers handle venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. Lemuel’s daughter, Mara holds a secret that threatens to tear the church apart: her romantic past with a nonbeliever, Augie. As Mara’s ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: pastor, snake, teenage girl, religion, friendship, secret, guilt, father daughter relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, prayer, lie, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 3K
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: realistic, tense, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: university, american dream, injustice, politics, student life, inventions and discoveries, college life, immigrants, misfit, college, male female relationship, mathematics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: shanghai, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, clever ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, investigation, crimes, politics, rivalry, dishonesty, legal, manipulation, media, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 132K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, newspaper, corruption, congress, journalist, reporter, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 21K
The Passenger (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a world-weary American journalist who has been sent to cover a conflict in northern Africa, but he makes little progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger who looks similar to him, Locke assumes ...
Style: stylized, road movie, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: desert, identity, hotel, on the road, terrorism, journalism, starting over, espionage, war correspondent, guide, reporter, truck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: barcelona, europe, africa, former yugoslavia, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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: thought provoking, realistic, clever, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: senator, politics, paperboy, senate, secretary of state, secret past, blackmail, poker game, politician, courtroom drama, legal investigation, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 124K
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, capitalism, globalization, politics, corruption, espionage, spy, deal, danger, political unrest, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, persia, usa, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 16K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, government agency, undercover, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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