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Shock and Awe (2017)
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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: tense, suspense, suspenseful, factual, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, reporter, conspiracy, expose, newspaper, investigative journalism, journalist, heroic mission, politics, political, propaganda, violent, american soldier, george w. bush, party, soldier, terrorism, september 11 2001, african american, journalism, flowers, map, patriotism, post september 11 2001, media ...
Time: 2000s
Place: iraq, pentagon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out dramatic, tense, serious and realistic films with plots about politics, runaway, political, justice, corruption, storytelling and world politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like Shock and Awe: All the President's Men (1976), LBJ (2016), The Fifth Estate (2013), The Post (2017), Game Change (2012). 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, captivating ...
Plot: politics, newspaper, journalism, investigation, political corruption, president, political intrigue, political conspiracy, sergeant, republican, white house, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
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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: letter, black american, tv news, american south, u.s. president, dream, urination, american flag, election, politics, reading a newspaper, newspaper ...
Time: year 1961, year 1963, year 1960, year 1964, year 1968 ...
Place: dallas texas, wyoming, georgia, texas, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
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, berlin germany, belgium, zurich switzerland, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
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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, thought provoking, exciting, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, vietnam war, politics, cover up, truth, lie, expose, wartime, national security, journalist, newspaper story, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1949, year 1965, 20th century, year 1966, year 1971
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, state affairs, ambition, americana, government official, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, year 2007
Place: usa, alaska, washington d.c., england, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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, whistleblower, reporter, corruption, paranoia, fear, lawsuit, public health, journalist, cover up, media, ethics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., south carolina, iran, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, uncover truth, police corruption, government agency, life turned upside down, state affairs, conspiracy, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: realistic, tense, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: dictatorship, missing person, politics, military, senator, newspaper, political conspiracy, political intrigue, loss of son, journalist, military coup, coup d'etat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, washington d.c., santiago chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, stylized, serious ...
Plot: tv show, politics, journalism, communism, paranoia, media, journalist, newspaper, fear, singer, friendship, patriotism ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, soviet union, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
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Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, war, media, administration, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, whistleblower ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
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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 ⇓
54%
 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, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, fighting the system, crumbling marriage, state affairs, price of justice, relationship vs career, journalism, secret agents, misled, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1992, year 2001 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, langley virginia, beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
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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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, conspiracy, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, politician, tv show, scandal, lie, worn out, encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1974
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, secret agents, assassination, politics, revenge, terrorism, murder, jewish, vengeance, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 17K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: based on true events, dramatic, intense, tense, suspense ...
Plot: tv reporter, presidential election, political scandal, politics, u.s. president, computer, american politics, tv broadcast, lawyer, election, ends with biographical notes, telephone ...
Time: 2000s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, politics, corruption, torture, against humanity, blacks and whites, attempted murder, head of state, assistant, atrocity, polygamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 120K
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, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, espionage, fighting the system, journalism, surveillance, idealism, against the rules, uncover truth, state affairs, moral dilemma, government agency, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, russia, geneva switzerland, maryland, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Green Zone (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, pow, cia, deception, army, patriotism, military, gulf war, weapon of mass destruction, uncover truth, fellow agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, manhunt, terrorism, military, assassination, torture, espionage, track down, 9/11, explosion, al qaeda, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, survival, september 11 2001, marine, trapped, rescue, war on terror, heroes, daring rescue, demolished city, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, price of justice, state affairs, media, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 530K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, behind enemy lines, danger, american abroad, rescue mission, daring rescue, hostage, escapades, secret agents, life risking, government agency, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1981, year 1980 ...
Place: usa, langley virginia, middle east, iran, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: talky, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, election, campaign, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, morality, power struggle, senator, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 12K
All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: dramatic, factual, intense, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: politics, usa president, political, president, racism, election campaign, political candidate, democrat, racial discrimination, racial, congress, campaigning ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: texas, america, usa, dallas texas, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, captivating, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: robbery, hidden identity, on the run, newspaper, police chief, journalist, police investigation, journalism, track down, law enforcement, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1971, year 1972, year 1979
Place: michigan, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Endangered Species (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out ...
Style: mind bending, rough, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, small town, reporter, journalist, sheriff, blackmail, conspiracy, scientist, military, space and aliens, heroic mission, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, cia, kennedy assassination, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government, legal investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, cuba, vietnam, washington d.c., texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 10K
Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, based on memoir ...
Plot: prison, journalism, interrogation, false accusation, life is a bitch, confined, danger, solitary, captivity, reporter, torture, political prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 40K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, anti war, marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%