Movies like Sarkar

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Sarkar (2018)
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Sarkar (2018)
Original name: சர்கார்
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: NRI corporate Sundar Ramasamy comes to India to vote, only to learn that his vote has already been cast. While he reclaims his right legally, it also sets in motion a chain of events that eventually lead to him entering the political fray, trying to change the system.
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, suspense, realistic, intense
Plot: political scandal, voting, ceo, businessman, political activist, investigation, politics, secret, conspiracy, reporter, expose, cover-up, protest, civil rights, activism, moral ambiguity, civil liberties

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, politics, rivalry, dishonesty, murder, heroes and conspiracy mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Sarkar: Kaththi (2014), The Criminal (1999), Madras (2014), Stalin (2006), Madras Cafe (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Criminal (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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