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Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Original name: Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina
Genre: Drama, 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 following the story the junior Roveda and the senior Lauri. At one point, some elements indicates senator Boni as a possible murderer. All the "old guard" within "Il Giornale" drives articles in order to underline responsibilities of senator Boni. But young Roveda doesn't surrender and continues to search for the truth. (IMDb)
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: journalism, politics, murder, college, manipulations, mystery, false accusation, political unrest, media, rebellion, society, investigation, frame up, social decay, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, legal, state affairs, militant, sexual perversion, whodunit, investigative journalism, mass, leftist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: italy, milan italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, politics, murder, investigation, society and state affairs mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Slap the Monster on Page One: The Balibo Conspiracy (2009), The Shooter (2013), Complicity (2000), The Infiltrator (1995), Absence of Malice (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indonesia
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: politics, journalism, sniper, state affairs, crime, environmentalism, media, society, reporter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.9
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Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, protagonist as suspect, gory, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, frame up, political corruption, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, 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 ⇓
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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, serious, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, media, investigation, politics, courtroom drama, legal action, prosecutor, labor union, false accusation, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: politics, murder, police, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, crime investigation, whodunit, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: investigation, politics, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, president, journalist, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 674
The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, who done it, crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 conspiracy, political corruption, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crime, police investigation, activist, disappearance, abuse, girlfriend, amateur detective, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, death row ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
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Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: italy, palermo italy, rome italy, new york, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 663
Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
 1K
06/05 (2004)
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 3.9
 953
Baltic Storm (2003)
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Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner (1997)
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Duration: 122 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 657
The Inheritor (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 433
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.1
 332
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Style: talky, clever, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 393
Agency (1980)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, rough
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.3
 365
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual, tense
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: suspenseful, suspense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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