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Too Big to Fail (2011)
 7.3
 18K
Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks.
Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, political, suspenseful, sincere, intellectual, realistic, talky, sexy ...
Plot: wall street, financial crisis, finance, politics, economics, greed, stock broker, business, bankruptcy, twists and turns, moral dilemma, society, social problems, senator, race against time, corporate world, state affairs, economic crisis, loan, stock market, power, powerful corporation, capitalism, catastrophe, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, middle east, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out interesting, intense, dramatic and realistic films with plots about corruption, mentor, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, greed and justice mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Too Big to Fail: The Big Short (2015), Margin Call (2011), The Founder (2016), Thirteen Days (2000), Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: intellectual, realistic, clever, tense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: finance, wall street, business, economics, stock market, financial crisis, loan, money, economic crisis, banking, greed, bank ...
Time: 2000s, future, year 1933, 21st century, year 2007 ...
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city, las vegas
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100%
 7.1
 133K
Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, captivating, political ...
Plot: stock market, financial crisis, greed, wall street, businessman, stock market crash, economics, corporate america, bankruptcy, millionaire, workplace situations, stock broker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 152K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: inspirational, motivational, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: business, rags to riches, fast food, businessman, capitalism, salesman, ambition, betrayal, greed, fast food restaurant, mcdonald's restaurant, destiny ...
Time: 50s, year 1940, year 1984, 20th century, year 1954 ...
Place: america, usa, california, beverly hills, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 59K
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: political, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, political intrigue, leadership, un, diplomacy, white house, spy, undercover, nuclear threat, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, ussr, boston, russia, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires ...
Style: entertaining, suspense, talky, tense, clever ...
Plot: computer, programmer, business, technology, nerd, entrepreneur, hacker, workplace, corporate america, entrepreneurship, computers and web, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 70K
Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, talky, intense, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, manipulation, cheating, lawyer, advertising, investigation, greed, tv show, moral dilemma, television, contests and competitions, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 13K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, political, factual, talky, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, president, presidential election, political corruption, election, politics, justice, republican, democrat, campaign, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, new jersey, california ...
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23%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, factual, compassionate, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, legal, lawyer, court, legal investigation, investigation, murder, assassination, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.8
 20K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
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: political, factual, suspense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: journalism, politics, twists and turns, justice, tv reporter, betrayal, conspiracy theory, fired from the job, american politics, political scandal, presidential election, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, political, intense, tricky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, honest, relationships, greed, friends, twists and turns, corruption, character study, head of state, political intrigue, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, england, washington d.c., usa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.
Style: inspirational, talky, suspense, realistic, witty ...
Plot: stock market, business, wall street, satire, finance, ceo, economics, business and finance, entrepreneur, justice, arms dealer, marketing ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 42K
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: political, realistic, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, corruption, senator, assassination, brutality, relationships, racial slur, redemption, honest, reporter, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, washington d.c., texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 31K
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: political, factual, compassionate, talky, intense ...
Plot: politics, vietnam war, government, political corruption, conspiracy, manipulation, greed, historical figure, campaign, rise and fall, presidential election, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., california, texas, china, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 19K
Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, factual, enigmatic ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, electric shock, science, psychologist, insanity, human nature, couple relations, workplace, inventions and discoveries, jewish, scientist ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, year 1961, 20th century
Place: usa, connecticut, yale university
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21%
 6.3
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W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: political, factual, cynical, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: politics, president, oil, ambition, election, americana, patriotism, rise to the top, leadership, parents and children, gulf war, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, iraq, middle east, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 15K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, realistic, talky, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: friendship, religion, medieval, british history, martyr, betrayal, murder, christian, royalty, catholic, intrigue, royal family ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 38K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: factual, touching, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, disaster, life, stranded, human spirit, ethnic conflict, race against time, radio, honest, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s, year 2010
Place: australia, south america, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, depressing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: corporate world, unemployment, workplace, business, finance, starting over, family problems, corporation, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out ...
Style: stylized, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: wall street, stock broker, finance, stock market crash, greed, betrayal, economics, vengeance, rivalry, corporate world, business, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s, year 2008
Place: new york, california, usa, zurich switzerland, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: factual, intense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, atomic bomb, scientist, military, politics, idealism, ego clash, moral dilemma, soldier, scientific research, physicist ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: usa, new mexico, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 109K
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, political, sincere, tense, tricky ...
Plot: journalism, politics, president, loneliness, reporter, scandal, power struggle, mind game, uncover truth, character study, lie, secret ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1974, 20th century
Place: california, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 170K
Steve Jobs (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: inspirational, realistic, factual, cerebral, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: entrepreneur, father daughter relationship, computer, prodigy, business, computers and web, friendship, internet, creativity, depression, loneliness, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 53K
Arbitrage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, business, police investigation, adultery, twists and turns, morality, manipulation, moral ambiguity, character study, moral dilemma, manager, corporate america ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 6.0
 99K
Jobs (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: inspirational, serious, factual, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: business, entrepreneur, creativity, prodigy, rise to the top, inventor, inventions and discoveries, computer, business venture, corporate america, programmer, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 21st century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: california, new jersey, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, writers, ambition, workaholic, suspicion, research, career, character study, self discovery, desire for fame, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 14K
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: tense, factual, realistic, talky, intense ...
Plot: civil rights movement, racism, politics, president, usa president, propaganda, assassination, ethnic conflict, secret service, civil war, eccentricity, presidential election ...
Time: 60s, year 1963
Place: texas, new jersey, california, usa, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 22K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: factual, disturbing, bleak, political, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, politics, nazi, genocide, nazism, anti semitism, war crime, racism, brutality, jewish, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 69K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: twists and turns, journalism, crimes, journalist, prison, justice, prison visit, uncover truth, moral dilemma, manipulation, courtroom, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, oregon, montana, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 92K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, political, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, civil rights movement, politics, black history, justice, idealism, righting the wronged, president, human spirit, racial discrimination, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964, year 1963
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 17K
The Hoax (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Style: intense, tense, realistic, cynical, witty ...
Plot: paranoia, giant, creativity, eccentricity, writers, americana, writer's life, ambition, media, rise and fall, research, friendship between men ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, las vegas, zurich switzerland, pentagon, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%