Movies and TV shows like Madoff

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Madoff (2016)
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Madoff (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, who's Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims.
Plot: cheating, finance, cons and scams

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Most similar movies to Madoff

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, cheating, crime, true crime, murder, ambition and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Madoff: Schwarz Rot Gold (1982), When They See Us (2019), Bonnie & Clyde (2013), Gangland Undercover (2015), Las Vegas (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Schwarz Rot Gold (1982)
Genre: Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Schwarz-Rot-Gold is a German television series.
Plot: cheating, finance, money, bureaucracy, customs, trick
Place: hamburg germany, west germany
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95%
When They See Us (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
TV show
Story: Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, thought provoking, based on true events ...
Plot: investigation, rape, racial issues, interracial relations, black cast, social issues, suspect, racism, central park, false accusation, couple relations, lawyer ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: new york
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95%
Bonnie & Clyde (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is a two-part film about two Depression-era outlaws, starring Emile Hirsch as Clyde Barrow and Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker. It is based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: lovers on the run, murderous pair, robbery, criminal heroes, partners in crime, love and romance, notoriety, violence spree, couples, gang, partners, crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
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84%
Gangland Undercover (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: motorcycle gang, working undercover, informant, crimes, undercover, organized crime, undercover agent, gang, reenactment, outlaw, criminal, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Las Vegas (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Las Vegas is an American television series broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008. The show focuses on a team of people working at the fictional Montecito Resort & Casino dealing with issues that arise within the working ...
Style: stylized, sexy, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hot and sexy, gambling, casino, cheating, friends, boss and employee, cons and scams, team, workplace, dishonesty, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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77%
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In Cold Blood (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, psychologically penetrating nonfiction novel. While in ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, countryside, death sentence, obsessive quest, investigation, journalism, crimes, deadly, cons and scams, false accusation, track down, fugitives ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Subprime (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The year is 2001 and both David's life and the mortgage industry are in balance. After the attacks on 9/11 the stock markets shut down for over a week marking its biggest decline since the great depression. America's economy is in the tank ...
Plot: broker, realtor, finance, mortgage, investor, cheating, economics
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63%
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Ettor & Nollor (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The FBI and Interpol are looking into a big case of credit card fraud and a local bum is brought in for interrogation. A complicated story from the dark side of Göteborg unfolds.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, contemplative, tense
Plot: hacker, brutality, corruption, suspect, criminal gang, murder, sex scene, police, cheating, interrogation, cybercrime, questioning ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Small Sacrifices (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 205 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the best-selling true crime book by Ann Rule, the film is about Diane Downs and the attempted murder of her three children.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, tense, talky ...
Plot: murder, family relations, manipulation, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, manipulations, family problems, power relations, hospital, parents and children, who done it, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
TV show
Story: The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1987 two-part TV miniseries made by Orion Pictures Corporation and distributed by National Broadcasting Company (NBC), is a dramatization of the story of Leo Frank, a factory manager charged and convicted with murdering ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: fighting the system, murder, factory, anti semitism, false accusation, courtroom drama, crime, media, law enforcement, confined, politics, journalism ...
Time: 1910s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
TV show
Story: This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.
Style: inspirational, feel good, thought provoking, emotional, captivating
Plot: rags to riches, american dream, hair, entrepreneur, social climbing, strong female lead, glory, ambitious man, woman, money raising, destiny, happy ending ...
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56%
American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, realistic, captivating, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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55%
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Lone Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lone Star is an American drama television series which originally ran on Fox from September 20, 2010 to September 27, 2010, airing Monday nights at 9 pm ET/PT. Fox announced Lone Star's cancellation on September 28, 2010 after two low-rated ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: cheating, love triangle, family business, hidden identity, betrayal, success, couples, thief, business venture, one last job, cons and scams, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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53%
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The Act (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The ...
Style: suspense, rough, disturbing, based on true events, thought provoking ...
Plot: overprotective parent, treatment, pretense, teenage life, deception, mother daughter relationship, fake illness, court, murder of mother, true crime, manipulation, hate ...
Place: usa
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52%
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Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: tv show, cheating, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, contests and competitions, media, ethics, prejudice, advertising, fame, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Laser Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the Swedish serial killer and bank robber John Ausonius, nicknamed "Lasermannen", because he used a red laser aiming for his rifle.
Plot: archive footage, bank robbery, police procedural, racism, multiple time frames, shooting, murder
Time: 1990s, 70s, 80s, 90s, year 1992
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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49%
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Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: seance, rise to the top, undercover, performer's life, ambition, couple relations, espionage, artists and showbiz, magic, wizards and magicians, husband wife relationship, magic show ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: usa, san francisco, budapest, brooklyn new york city, budapest hungary ...
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48%
Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 440 min.
TV show
Story: The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became ...
Style: based on true events, melancholic, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric
Plot: prison escape, prison life, prison guard, love triangle, escape, prison, crime, deception, prisoner, crimes, love affair, escape plan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: intellectual, complex, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: financial crisis, money, finance, wall street, business, economic crisis, loan, stock market, bank, analysis, financier, economics ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, year 2007, year 2008, year 1933
Place: new york, las vegas, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ranging from a talk show host to a Pentagon Advisor ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: family relations, cons and scams, dishonesty, hidden identity, criminal heroes, love and romance, disorder, track down, parents and children, impersonation, kidnapping, crime ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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46%
The Wizard of Lies (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: scam, financier, cheating, stock exchange, success, corporate world, workplace, wall street, businessman, corporate crimes, lawyer, millionaire ...
Place: new york, usa
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46%
Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gangsters, dea, drug lord, organized crime, master criminal, terrorism, rise to the top, ambition, drug dealing, smuggling, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
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46%
The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: A pair of girls seeking adventure beyond the their Western Washington trailer park encounter the area's most ruthless serial killer. Based on Sheriff David Reichert's book, "Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, strangulation, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, notoriety, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: civil rights, white house, election, assassination, politics, vietnam war, kennedy family, democrat, administration, americana, state affairs, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Three Girls (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale, for which nine men were convicted and sentenced. The drama explores how these girls were groomed, how they were ignored by the authorities ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: rape, police investigation, sex trafficking, court case, human trafficking, working class, teenage girl, friendship, pakistani, underage sex, true crime, child trafficking ...
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43%
From Here to Eternity (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Soapy look at events of Pearl Harbor just previous to the Japanese attack.
Plot: world war two, u.s. army, cheating, military base, military
Time: 1940s
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Maria Theresia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: The young Maria Theresia sees her life clearly in front of her: she will marry Franz Stephan of Lorraine and start a family of many with him. Even if Franz Stephan is not quite sure of his luck and her father, Emperor Charles VI, and his powerful ...
Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, based on true events, visually appealing
Plot: strong female lead, female protagonist, female politician, political leader, motherhood, high society, aristocrat, czech history, strong female character, european history, noblewoman, empress ...
Place: central europe
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40%
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The Catch (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Strong and successful Alice Martin is a fraud investigator who's about to be the victim of fraud by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, twists and turns, light
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cheating, private investigator, con artists, twists & turns, family relations, relationship problems, crimes, friends, dysfunctional relationship, investigation, love, danger ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Waco (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 292 min.
TV show
Story: The FBI and ATF seize religious leader, David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993. A six-part television series covering a deadly standoff between the federal government and the Branch Davidians spiritual ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: siege, cult, fbi, standoff, showdown, raid, cult leader, true crime, gunfight, fbi agent, shoot out, united states of america ...
Time: year 1993, 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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37%
The Great Train Robbery (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Two-part BBC drama portraying The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963. The first part shows it from the point of view of the robbers, and the second part from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: train robbery, crimes, criminal heroes, group of criminals, law enforcement, partners, train, robbery, heist, danger, friends, train travel ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: england, scotland, europe, britain, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%