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Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
 6.2
 3K
Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An idealistic young employee at the U.N. investigates the grizzly murder of his predecessor – and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may involve his own boss.
Style: based on true events, cynical, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: politics, corruption, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, society, manipulations, blackmail, conspiracy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, society, politics, state affairs, murder and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Backstabbing for Beginners: Agency (1980), Savage Messiah (2002), JFK (1991), What the Eye Doesn't See (2003), Uptight (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 409
Agency (1980)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious millionaire buys an ad agency and begins to replace its employees with his own people, who don't appear to be advertising types at all...
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, rough
Plot: politics, kidnapping, dishonesty, state affairs, manipulations, media satire, showbiz, crimes, deadly, society, chloroform, screening room ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 914
Savage Messiah (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Savage Messiah is a docudrama about Roch "Moïse" Thériault, the charismatic former leader of a small religious group based near Burnt River, Ontario, Canada. Between 1977 and 1989 he held sway over as many as 12 adults and 26 children. ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: small town, sect, social worker, investigation, manipulations, religions or cults, threesome, crimes, society, leadership, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, kennedy assassination, cia, fighting the system, political corruption, government, evidence, legal investigation, district attorney ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, cuba, vietnam, washington d.c., texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, murder, political corruption, political unrest, deadly, dishonesty, society, state affairs, manipulations, crimes, government, corruption
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.1
 354
Uptight (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Black militants building up an arsenal of weapons in preparation for a race war are betrayed by one of their own.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, ghetto, society, buddies, gangsters, prostitute, assassination, betrayal, politics, vengeance, friendship, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, bleak, stylized, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, reporter, political corruption, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, society, state affairs, investigation, murder, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, usa, texas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 331
Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, espionage, fighting the system, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: politics, investigation, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, journalist, president, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, assassin, cia, sniper, political conspiracy, politics, frame up, anti capitalism, government agency, head of state, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 2K
Rust Creek (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Plot: survival, stranded, gang, crimes, fight to the death, illegal drugs, small town sheriff, in the woods, sheriff, murder, meth lab
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, army investigation, betrayal, manhunt, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
All the King's Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, intense ...
Plot: politics, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, manipulation, journalist, scandal, governor, state affairs, rise to the top, fighting the system, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, frame up, legal action, death penalty, justice, false accusation, fighting the system, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Infiltrator (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Infiltrator is an American film about an Israeli freelance journalist who travels to Germany circa the early 1990's and uncovers a story about a dangerously pervasive underground Neo-Nazi faction, who are intent to bring Nazism back to the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, racism, undercover, uncover truth, genocide, working undercover, campaign, against humanity, media, society, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, clever, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: senator, politics, blackmail, secret past, poker game, senate, secretary of state, politician, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 1K
The Shooter (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The five days when Copenhagen was held in a panic grip by an intelligent activist and former elite shooter, who takes to arms when a woman journalist writes about the government’s broken promises in an environmental question.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: politics, journalism, sniper, state affairs, crime, environmentalism, media, society, reporter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 265
Lonely Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alma, a lonely woman, falls for the conman who steals her money after seducing her. Frank doesn't want Alma around him, but he cannot do anything about the situation in case she goes to the police. Hot on the trail of the two is a female ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, obsession, femme fatale, forgery, investigation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, private detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: clever, thought provoking, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, media, investigation, politics, legal action, prosecutor, labor union, false accusation, legal, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 266
Powerplay (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman survives by coming onto wealthy single men, and taking them for everything they are worth, sometimes killing. She proceeds to her next target - another wealthy man who has a daughter whom he mistreats. She tries to marry him but he dies ...
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: femme fatale, crime gone awry, manipulations, crime, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, couples, betrayal, vengeance, parents and children, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, crime, psychopath, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover agent, vengeance, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 212K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, suicide, navy, army investigation, murder, military, lawyer, u.s. navy, marines, sexism, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, whistleblower, head of state, war, uncover truth, idealism, political conspiracy, political corruption, campaign, fighting the system ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.6
 3K
The Bank (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Bank, a world ripe with avarice and corruption, where O'Reilly and his ilk can thrive and honest Aussie battlers lose everything. Enter Jim Doyle a maverick mathematician who has devised a formula to predict the fluctuations of the stock ...
Style: clever, suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cigarette smoking, first date, vengeance, loan, boss and employee, cons and scams, workplace situations, fighting the system, dishonesty, workplace, rise to the top, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, murder, manipulations, college, mystery, false accusation, political unrest, media, rebellion, society, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 3K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, manipulations, woman in danger, uncover truth, danger, dishonesty, haunted by the past, crimes, abuse, deadly, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, suspense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, journalism, radiation, investigation, earthquake, whistleblower, swat team, car chase, media, control room, elevator, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 2K
Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: cynical, talky, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: political corruption, politics, head of state, journalism, legal action, manipulations, rise to the top, uncover truth, idealism, media satire, political intrigue, campaign ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, courtroom drama, society, religions or cults, americana, legal, social decay, politics, wizards and magicians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Right Temptation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: erotic, twists and turns, serious, sexual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, love triangle, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, investigation, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, crimes, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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