Movies like Chappaquiddick

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Chappaquiddick (2017)
 6.5
 12K
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.
Style: based on true events, tense, rough, captivating
Plot: scandal, kennedy family, car accident, senator, investigation, politics, lawyer, lie, doctor, trust, interview, promise, husband wife relationship, tragic event, public service, bridge, suffocation, medical examiner, dancing, child, party, car, police, island, fishing ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1972, year 1980, year 1960, year 1969
Place: massachusetts

Most similar movies to Chappaquiddick

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, realistic, suspense and serious films with plots about husband wife relationship, politics, storytelling, justice, death, betrayal and lie mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Chappaquiddick: Detroit (2017), Marshall (2017), The Tunnel (2001), Killing Kennedy (2013), The Post (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: fbi, scandal, cover-up, politics, white house, whistleblower, husband wife relationship, secret, marriage, congressional hearing, baby, lie ...
Time: year 1974, 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 46K
Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, based on true events, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, racism, police violence, police brutality, chaos, tragic event, injustice, rebellion, justice, death, friendship, racial tension ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1967, year 1943, year 1969
Place: detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.2
 19K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: lawyer, injustice, racism, court, racial segregation, investigation, racial issues, courthouse, courtroom, rape accusation, lie, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, connecticut, mississippi, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.7
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, family relations, cold war, berlin wall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, politics, kennedy assassination, head of state, couple relations, deadly, state affairs, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, american politics, assassination of president, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., dallas texas, texas, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.2
 130K
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, factual, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, political thriller, expose, politics, truth, lie, newspaper story, wartime, journalist, newspaper reporter ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1949, year 1965, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.0
 139K
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, serious, captivating, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: political conspiracy, kennedy assassination, president, investigation, cia, assassination, gay slur, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, texas, vietnam, cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, stepmother stepson relationship, husband wife relationship, poverty, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, wilderness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, year 1865
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 53K
Thirteen Days (2000)
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, tense ...
Plot: cold war, president, politics, military, un, nuclear threat, undercover, leadership, political intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 192K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, suspense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, family in danger, catastrophe, courage, disaster film, forces of nature, tragedy, destruction, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 101K
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: journalism, president, reporter, politics, tv show, loneliness, scandal, power struggle, lie, mind game, uncover truth, secret ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1977
Place: usa, california, washington d.c., sydney australia, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 281K
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: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, captivating, serious, factual, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, journalism, investigation, newspaper, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political thriller, white house, cover up, wiretap ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The German Doctor (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Norway, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Patagonia, 1960. A German physician meets an Argentinean family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. This model family reawakens ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, suspense ...
Plot: war criminal, doctor, hidden identity, on the run, family relations, wanted, family life, mysterious character, dishonesty, death, small community, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, idealism, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, intrigue, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 6K
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.
Style: political, serious, emotional, realistic, suspense
Plot: politics, kennedy assassination, husband wife relationship, vice president, civil rights, assassination, u.s. congress, president, society, motorcycle, cook, magazine cover ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1959, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, dallas texas, west virginia, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 15K
Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, state affairs, society, doctors and patients, americana, power relations, deadly, kennedy assassination, secret service, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 62K
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, political ...
Plot: lobbyist, female protagonist, career woman, strong female character, politics, determination, empowerment, brainwashing, courtroom, prison, gun, legislation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, chicago illinois, milwaukee wisconsin, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 35K
The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, danger, courtroom drama, legal, society, rivalry, senator ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, heroes, survival, terrorist, firefighter, world trade center manhattan new york city, rescue, marine, trapped, twin towers, war on terror, daring rescue ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, pentagon, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, kidnapping, terrorist, cia, war on terror, undercover, state affairs, government agency, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, chief of police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1972, year 1979 ...
Place: usa, michigan, new york, chicago illinois, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 8K
The Dinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, cynical, rough, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, teenager, violence, arson, restaurant, flashback, husband wife relationship, politician, anger, brother brother relationship, beating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
All I See Is You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: married couple, blind woman, surgical operation, husband wife relationship, blonde, medication, operation, doctor, fear, promise, lie, car accident ...
Place: thailand, barcelona, bangkok thailand, barcelona spain, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 154K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, brutal, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, crime, gang, twins, rise and fall, violence, stylish, mental illness, organized crime, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957 ...
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: nuclear threat, white house, politics, cold war, rivalry, save the world, state affairs, leadership, heroes, ego clash, danger, war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 49K
The Salesman (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Style: intense, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: apartment, attack, rape, marriage, death, revenge, hospital, husband wife relationship, lie, investigation, injury, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: iran, tehran iran, poland, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, terrorism, heroes, brazilian, revolutionary, terrorist, freedom, media, hostages, crimes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1969, year 1967 ...
Place: brazil, portugal, lisbon portugal, sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, ambiguous ending, tense, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: war criminal, mossad, nazi, manhunt, chase, runaway, secret agents, jewish, mission, life risking, period piece, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, year 2005, year 1954, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, tel aviv israel, austria, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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