Movies and TV shows like The Plot Against America

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The Plot Against America (2020)
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The Plot Against America (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, twists and turns, harsh
Plot: world war two, american history, brainwashing, alternate reality, culture clash, politics, wartime, manipulation, abuse of power, jewish family, war game, nazi, jewish, power, nazism, american, fascism
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and tense films and TV series with plots about politics, state affairs, dishonesty, greed, corruption, twists & turns and conspiracy mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Plot Against America: The Man in the High Castle (2015), State of Affairs (2014), SS-GB (2017), WHAT / IF (2019), Scandal (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: alternate reality, espionage, fascism, betrayal, resistance, political intrigue, working undercover, disorder, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, japan, cuba, new york, san francisco ...
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95%
State of Affairs (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Each day the President is faced with dozens of life and death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing. This list of ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cia, politics, national security, spies, workplace situations, state affairs, dead son, white house, female protagonist, spy, death, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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SS-GB (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history novel. A British detective investigates a murder in German-occupied Britain during World War II.
Style: suspense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, murder, rebel, moral dilemma, love interest, resistance, nazi officer, nazi, police detective, occupation, infiltration, father son relationship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
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WHAT / IF (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: In this neo-noir thriller series, a pair of cash-strapped newlyweds accept a lucrative but morally dubious offer from a mysterious female benefactor.
Style: anthology, captivating, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense
Plot: couple relations, psychology, neo-noir, neo noir, blonde, power, marriage, sex, money, business, money problems, nothing goes right ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.7
 66K
Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, stylized, clever, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: workplace situations, white house, lawyer, president, political thriller, media, relationship vs career, senator, politics, secret, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Rhinemann Exchange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: During World War II, an intelligence officer is dispatched by the U.S. government to arrange an exchange in Argentina of industrial diamonds needed by the Germans for a secret gyroscope needed by the Allies.
Plot: american, nazi, spy, prospector, secret agents, secret project, nazi germany, nazis, american abroad, secret agent, intrigue, world war two
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
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Occupied (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In the near future, Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union, due to the fact that the newly elected environmental friendly Norwegian government has stopped the all important oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.
Style: serious, suspense, disturbing, exciting
Plot: occupation, alternate reality, anxiety, ecological disaster, greed, resistance, danger, invasion, save the world, moral dilemma, infiltration, oil ...
Place: norway, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 423K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, twists and turns, serious, dark humor ...
Plot: alternate reality, computers and web, social decay, distopia, society, human nature, media satire, technology, satire, chaos, gadget, life ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, undercover, reporter, political intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, united states, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
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The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Divide is a 2014 legal drama that aired on WE tv. The first season consisted of eight hour-long episodes. It premiered on July 16, 2014. On October 30, 2014, the series was canceled by WE-tv.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: legal investigation, district attorney, crimes, moral dilemma, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, lawyer, murder, planting evidence, courtroom drama, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Honourable Woman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father's company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, powerful corporation, political unrest, political intrigue, undercover, family relations, muslim, state affairs, secret service, mistrust, espionage, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, palestinian authority, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
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Deterrence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.
Style: tense, suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: diner, politics, nuclear war, danger, leadership, state affairs, graphic violence, chaos, international crisis, nuclear threat, profanity, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2000s, near future ...
Place: colorado, usa, iraq, korea, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, manipulation, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, ambition, journalist, fighting the system, scandal, governor, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Strip Search (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, investigation, captivity, manipulation, confined, life is a bitch, government agency, manipulations, prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), interrogation, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 3.6
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The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: mentally unstable, woman in danger, couples, psychological manipulation, conspiracy, emotional manipulation, murder, crimes, paranoia, writer's life, dishonesty, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 205
Dirty Wolves (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two sisters turns in the center of a plot implying wolfram, Nazis, Franco's prisoners and British spies.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, serious, psychotronic
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Time: 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, trust, airport, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, revenge, sex, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Windmills of the Gods (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 187 min.
TV show
Story: When Mary Ashley is approached to become ambassador of the United States of America in Romania she does not take the offer because her husband does not want to give up his well-going doctor's office. Shortly afterward Dr. Edward Ashley gets ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
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Time: 80s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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An American Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, politics, world war two, society, dishonesty, rebellion, fighting the system, state affairs, military, battles, friends, political corruption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ 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: thought provoking, realistic, clever, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: senator, politics, politician, blackmail, poker game, secret past, paperboy, senate, secretary of state, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.7
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House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, cynical, captivating, tense, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, political intrigue, manipulation, state affairs, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
American Odyssey (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, uncover truth, graphic violence, family relations, society, danger, state affairs, corporate crimes, dishonesty, left to die, military
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Childhood's End (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, world domination, demon, danger, utopia, alien invasion, dishonesty, humanity in peril, adaptation, technology ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future
Place: usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, underwater, navy, battles, adventure, soldier, ocean or sea, military, submarine, confined, life is a bitch, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 3K
Oleanna (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sexual harassment, teachers and students, dishonesty, campus, false accusation, manipulation, police investigation, existentialism, revenge, violent, life is a bitch, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 4K
Allegiance (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Alex O'Connor, a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when it's revealed that his parents, Mark and Katya, are covert Russian ...
Style: tense, suspense, bleak, twists and turns
Plot: cia, spy, russian spy, kgb, undercover, secret agents, devotion, loyalty, russian, cold war, government agency, mind game ...
Place: usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.
Style: enigmatic, tense, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, alibi, adopted son, suspect, secret, country house, adoptive mother, husband wife relationship, prison, secretary ...
Time: 1950s, year 1954, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 18K
The Act (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspense, based on true events, thought provoking ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, pretense, teenage life, deception, treatment, overprotective parent, murder of mother, manipulation, hate, neighbor neighbor relationship, mockery, fake illness ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, political thriller, political conspiracy, cold war, brainwashing, election, communism, uncover truth, nightmare, nervous breakdown, strangulation, suicide ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, korea, usa, washington d.c., china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Body Collector (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
TV show
Story: The mini-series is based on the true story of journalist Hans Knoop, who attempts to find the truth behind the then not yet prosecuted war criminal Pieter Menten. In the seventies, the case caused uproar in the media and in the political landscape ...
Plot: war crime, period piece, threat, lawyer, war criminal, world war two, murder, trial, legal
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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