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Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
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Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Original name: Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina
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 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: thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: politics, journalism, murder, crimes, college, investigation, manipulations, rebellion, frame up, legal, society, who done it, dishonesty, media, false accusation, political unrest, social decay, state affairs, mystery, rape, psycho, militant, religion, fascism, communism ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, investigation, deadly, politics and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Slap the Monster on Page One: The Balibo Conspiracy (2009), Extramarital (1998), The Infiltrator (1995), Storyville (1992), A Show of Force (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, politics, hopes, mystery, crimes, state affairs, society, danger, political unrest, dishonesty, media, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
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95%
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Extramarital (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: sexual, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, infidelity, journalism, murder, mystery, couples, love affair, dishonesty, deadly, love triangle, media, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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
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56%
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Storyville (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: murder, campaign, frame up, blackmail, courtroom, politician, intrigue, legal, false accusation, dishonesty, political conspiracy, congress ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: political conspiracy, deadly, dishonesty, danger, state affairs, uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, murder, journalism, media, assassination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, police, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, murder, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crimes, who done it, frame up, police investigation, police detective, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sincere, serious ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, murder, partners, psychopath, legal, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crime, crimes, deadly, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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I Am What I Am (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bernard meets Jane in a Night Club, in London, and he likes her. Her father was killed in a car accident, but Jane thinks he has been killed because he was blackmailed for a picture of his second wife, Jane's mother in law. In the same Night ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized, serious, sexual ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, blackmailer, couples, investigation, deadly, fall in love, dishonesty, on the run, danger, uncover truth, mate swapping ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, death row, scapegoat, society, law enforcement, unemployment, rivalry, embezzlement, crime, fascism, accountant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, crimes, political corruption, law enforcement, political conspiracy, uncover truth, crime, state affairs, mystery, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
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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: captivating, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, journalism, sniper, society, crime, state affairs, media, environmentalism, reporter
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The President's Mistress (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Ben investigates the mysterious death of his sister, he is unaware that he is opening up a web of political intrigue. Ed Murphy, the White House Chief of Staff, becomes embroiled in a struggle to save the President from a humiliating scandal.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, undercover, espionage, heroes, dishonesty, government agency, deadly, infidelity, politics, mystery, state affairs, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, uncover truth, government agency, police corruption, state affairs, life turned upside down, conspiracy, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Mattei Affair (1972)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: politics, corporate crimes, state affairs, crime, air disaster, unfulfillment, investigation, intrigue, rise and fall, dishonesty, ambition, crimes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police corruption, murder, politics, battles, tough law enforcer, legal investigation, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, state affairs, gang, investigation ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
38%
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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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, politics, crimes, crime, who done it, state affairs, mystery, fascism, rebellion, police investigation, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: redemption, media, society, racism, investigation, journalism, murder, small town, small town life, dishonesty, fighting the system, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, fugitives, uncover truth, celebrity culture, crime, life is a bitch, manipulations, domestic disturbance, obsessive quest, crimes, destructive relationship, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
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: realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, politics, political corruption, investigation, fighting the system, cons and scams, state affairs, uncover truth, crime, crimes, manipulations, legal ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, switzerland, rome italy, new york, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Good Shepherd (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, priest, courtroom drama, uncover truth, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, clergy, rebellion, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of friends get together in a remote Mediterranean island for a weekend of relaxation. Soon they start turning up dead one by one. The group gets together to determine the identity of the killer amongst them.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, gory, dishonesty, deadly, danger, island, serial killer, isolation, crimes, manipulations, who done it, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, investigation, frame up, crimes, who done it, life is a bitch, mystery, rivalry, school, religions or cults, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Girl by the Lake (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: scary, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nobel's Last Will (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While covering the annual Nobel Banquet for tabloid Kvällspressen, crime reporter Annika Bengtzon witnesses a spectacular murder right in front of her. Two people are shot, one of them the controversial Laureate in Medicine, Aaron Wiesel. Annika is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: deadly, media, journalism, crimes, uncover truth, crime, dedication event, murder, dishonesty, danger, investigation, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
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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 ⇓
32%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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