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Formosa Betrayed (2009)
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Formosa Betrayed (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where with the help of the outspoken widow and an unlikely spy, he learns that the Professor's killing was not a random act, but a desperate move by a scandalous government intent on keeping its nefarious activities under wraps. Our detective soon finds himself on a collision course against the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Nationalist Chinese Government - in a land where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all. Inspired by actual events.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, captivating, realistic
Plot: investigation, police detective, uncover truth, crimes, politics, fighting the system, rebellion, society, law enforcement, political unrest, who to trust, state affairs, fight for supremacy, special agents, partners, life is a bitch, partners against crime, righting the wronged, conspiracy
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, taiwan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs and society mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Formosa Betrayed: A Dark Reflection (2015), Executive Power (1997), In the Shadow (2012), Reversible Errors (2004), The House on Carroll Street (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Dark Reflection (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A journalist digs deep into the world of aviation and discovers some uncomfortable truths. And a conspiracy trail dating back to 1954. But why is no one saying anything?
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, journalism, moral dilemma, society, dishonesty, conspiracy, media, journalist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Executive Power (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later, a few weeks before the elections, the disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, political corruption, political conspiracy, torture, campaign, legal investigation, undercover, uncover truth, betrayal, investigation, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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In the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. When he is called off the case, he continues on his own. The ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, fighting the system, police detective, political intrigue, political unrest, dishonesty, law enforcement, political conspiracy, conspiracy, politics, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s, 1920s
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, central europe
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Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The House on Carroll Street (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee, and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to a noisy argument being conducted largely in German in a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: uncover truth, undercover, investigation, idealism, dishonesty, special agents, law enforcement, state affairs, mccarthyism, old woman, secrets, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: new york, usa, germany
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06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, crimes, fighting the system, politics, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
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Fog and Night (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, police detective, abduction, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, isolation, captivity, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Circle (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Some students at Runcie prep school form an elite club. The group is implicated in a cheating scandal and one of the club members dies mysteriously. Another member decides to try and discover the dangerous truth about Runcie.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, tense
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Officer Down (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
No God, No Master (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The List (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After being arrested for solicitation, a high-class prostitute threatens to make public a list of her best clients and someone resorts to murder to keep the list a secret. Meanwhile, the judge on the case struggles with his dilemma and one cop aims ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Idealist (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A whistle blower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Able Danger (2008)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Duration: 103 min.
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54%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
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50%
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Duration: 128 min.
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