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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, 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, rape, psycho, militant, religion, fascism, communism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: italy, milan italy

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Most similar movies to Slap the Monster on Page One

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 uncover truth 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), I Am What I Am (1967), 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: serious, thought provoking, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, mass murder, war correspondent, mystery, uncover truth, political unrest, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, tense
Plot: investigation, journalism, infidelity, murder, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, mystery, dangerous attraction, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, who done it ...
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, serious, rough, realistic, 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 ⇓
54%
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 419
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: serious, twists and turns, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: blackmailer, murder, voyeurism, couples, on the run, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, danger, investigation, who done it, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, realistic, rough
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, mystery, police corruption, political conspiracy, riddles and clues, working undercover, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: murder, politician, blackmail, courtroom, frame up, campaign, intrigue, adultery, courtroom drama, false accusation, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: politics, journalism, sniper, state affairs, crime, environmentalism, media, society, reporter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, journalism, crime, serial killer, manhunt, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, murder, police, police investigation, crime, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, crime investigation, whodunit, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ 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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption, crime, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, 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 ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, state affairs, government agency, special agents, adventure, espionage, mystery, politics, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, strong sexual content, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, death row, false accusation, murder, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, gory, serial killer, mystery, island, isolation, whodunit, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, manipulations, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating, clever ...
Plot: journalism, drug dealing, investigation, government agency, uncover truth, life turned upside down, conspiracy, politics, police corruption, state affairs, cia, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Girl by the Lake (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop investigates the murder of a beautiful teen girl left naked by a lake.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: hockey, who done it, mystery, ocean or sea, crimes, deadly, crime, golden years, investigation, murder, terminal illness, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Mattei Affair (1972)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: politics, intrigue, crime, rise and fall, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, investigation, journalism, corporate crimes, ambition, media ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, yacht, courtroom drama, twins, island, dedicated lawyer, mystery, resort, sex, protagonist as suspect, legal action ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, uncover truth, small town, interracial relations, price of justice, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, fighting the system, idealism, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, investigation, politics, political corruption, fighting the system, clergy, crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, state affairs, gangsters, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: italy, switzerland, new york, rome italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Treacherous Beauties (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A female photographer hears that her brother has been shot dead at a horse rearing farm. She decides to go there herself and uncovers a murky conspiracy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: farm, murder, crimes, crime, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, romance, journalism, manipulations, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense
Plot: politics, murder, political corruption, political unrest, deadly, dishonesty, society, state affairs, manipulations, crimes, government, corruption
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, who done it, crime, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, thought provoking, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, media, investigation, politics, legal action, prosecutor, labor union, false accusation, legal, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Grim Reaper (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they were there. One of them is the killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, soldier, amateur detective, mystery, mysterious character, serial killer, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, rich and poor, false accusation ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, journalist, dishonesty, intrigue, journalism, uncover truth, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Death Walks at Midnight (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally murdered with a viciously spiked glove. It turns out that a ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: woman in danger, murder, drugs/alcohol, gory, crimes, whodunit, urban, danger, deadly, mystery, serial killer, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: crime, gang, gangsters, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, investigation, journalism, legal investigation, idealism, courtroom drama, murder, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, ghetto, society, buddies, gangsters, prostitute, assassination, betrayal, politics, vengeance, friendship, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, crime, amateur detective, assassination, love triangle, uncover truth, village, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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