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Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
 6.2
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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, politics, society, state affairs, murder and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Backstabbing for Beginners: Agency (1980), What the Eye Doesn't See (2003), JFK (1991), Confess (2005), Final Cut (1998). 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: realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: politics, kidnapping, dishonesty, deadly, media satire, manipulations, crimes, state affairs, showbiz, society, chloroform, screening room ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: mind bending, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: politics, deadly, political unrest, dishonesty, murder, manipulations, crimes, state affairs, society, political corruption, government, corruption
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, cia, kennedy assassination, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government, legal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, dishonesty, kidnapping, vengeance, secret agents, computers and web, state affairs, deadly, political intrigue, fighting the system, society, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.1
 2K
Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, clever, cynical ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, infidelity, dishonesty, violence, investigation, greed, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, psychological, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, investigation, murder, corruption, neo noir, political corruption, political conspiracy, reporter, political intrigue, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious ...
Plot: politics, newspaper, journalism, investigation, political corruption, president, sergeant, republican, political conspiracy, cover up, white house, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: buddies, snitch, gangsters, whistleblower, militant, society, rebellion, ghetto, vengeance, friends, dishonesty, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, anti capitalism, frame up, politics, cia, sniper, assassin, state affairs, special agents, chases and races, uncover truth ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, thought provoking, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, frame up, fighting the system, legal action, false accusation, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, murder investigation, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: small town, investigation, social worker, sect, leadership, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, manipulations, psychopath, religions or cults, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 2K
Peterloo (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A drama about the infamous 1819 Manchester massacre, which killed an estimated 18 protesters and injured up to 700.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: protest, political repression, massacre, historical event, society, fighting the system, pressure, dishonesty, rally, prime minister
Time: 1810s
Place: england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, racism, undercover, leadership, dishonesty, good versus evil, false accusation, immigrants, heroes, espionage, genocide, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 3K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, state affairs, cons and scams, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, crime gone awry, crimes, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, tense, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, media, newspaper reporter, investigation, politics, false accusation, life is a bitch, legal action, crimes, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, intense ...
Plot: politics, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, manipulation, journalist, governor, scandal, rise to the top, state affairs, fighting the system, corruption ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, murder, crimes, state affairs, americana, society, political conspiracy, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, usa, america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, vietnam war, whistleblower, politics, uncover truth, workplace situations, political corruption, political conspiracy, introspection, society, war, state affairs ...
Place: usa, vietnam, new york, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: conspiracy, dishonesty, heroes, fighting the system, government agency, crimes, uncover truth, deadly, political intrigue, betrayal, politics, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, disturbing, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: senator, politics, senate, secretary of state, secret past, blackmail, poker game, politician, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 38K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, obsession, law enforcement, manipulations, crimes, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, private detective, femme fatale, track down, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, psychopath, police investigation, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance, mind game, workplace intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, politics, murder, state affairs, manipulations, crimes, who done it, society, frame up, investigation, social decay, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, tense, realistic
Plot: crimes, crime, vengeance, rivalry, crime gone awry, sexual relations, parents and children, cons and scams, manipulations, who done it, femme fatale, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During Gorbachev's perestroika, a Chicago student, visits Moscow while the Soviet Union is changing from Communist to Wild West capitalist society. Purely by bad luck, he becomes a pawn in a dangerous cat and mouse game for a precious icon.
Style: cynical, tense, captivating, entertaining, suspense
Plot: vengeance, danger, crimes, dishonesty, escapades, life is a bitch, culture clash, betrayal, violence, rivalry, friendship, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, uncover truth, manipulations, danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, woman in danger, deadly, abuse, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: talky, cynical, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: political corruption, politics, media satire, legal action, state affairs, uncover truth, ambition, political intrigue, fighting the system, rise to the top, manipulations, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, political unrest, deadly, danger, crimes, kidnapping, compassion, father daughter relationship, dishonesty, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, year 1976
Place: argentina, europe, venice, italy, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, twists and turns, serious, intense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, suicide, navy, lawyer, military, murder, sexism, army investigation, marines, u.s. navy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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