Movies like The Big Brass Ring

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The Big Brass Ring (1999)
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The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, journalism, political conspiracy, haunted by the past, campaign, political corruption, dishonesty, media, gays and lesbians, head of state, state affairs, media satire, body swapping, brother, homosexuality, election, closeted homosexual, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 90s
Place: usa, missouri

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Most similar movies to The Big Brass Ring

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about state affairs, dishonesty, politics, society, political corruption, campaign and media mostly in Drama, History and Action genres. Some movies like The Big Brass Ring: Power (1986), The Best Man (1964), True Colors (1991), Knife Fight (2012), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, campaign, society, state affairs, manipulations, fighting the system, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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95%
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, social realism, rough ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, corrupt politician, state affairs, media, head of state, opponent, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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57%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, political intrigue, society, campaign, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
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55%
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Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, witty, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, private vs public, dishonesty, campaign, americana, political intrigue, society, political corruption, satire, state affairs, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, touching, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, prison, politics, friendship, torture, betrayal, introspection, dishonesty, buddies, confined, prison sex, prison life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
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50%
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Poster Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintance (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming out, college, politics, love and romance, republican, campaign, parents and children, sexual relations, election, political campaign, father son relationship, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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47%
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The Man Inside (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: undercover, state affairs, journalism, ambition, price of justice, political corruption, uncover truth, media, legal, dishonesty, hidden identity, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany
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47%
Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: clinic, kidnapping, crimes, legal, politics, media, confined, on the run, journalism, terrorism, genocide, survival ...
Time: 90s
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45%
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AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: clever, serious, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: state affairs, politics, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, society, campaign, satire, deadly, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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43%
 7.4
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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41%
A Glimpse of Hell (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: military, battleship, society, fighting the system, investigation, military life, ship, army investigation, dishonesty, campaign, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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39%
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: contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, politics, soldier, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system, friends, battles, dishonesty, military, society, political corruption ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, danger, crimes, political corruption, politics, dishonesty, haunted by the past, rivalry, graphic violence, profanity, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
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Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, biting
Plot: satire, advertising, social activism, corporate crimes, prison, interracial relations, social decay, discrimination, kidnapping, moral dilemma, prison life, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
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Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family relations, family, estranged son, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, racism, uncover truth, injustice, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, vietnam war, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, head of state, state affairs, ambition, media, campaign, usa president, american politics, kennedy family, democrat, white house ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: america, texas, usa, washington d.c., dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Gideon's Daughter (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has to stop and re-evaluate his world when his ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, gloomy
Plot: love affair, relationship vs career, politics, election, introspection, redemption, family relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, celebrity, summer ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Heat and Sunlight (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man confronts jealously and rage as a love affair falters.
Style: psychological, gloomy, offbeat, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: destructive relationship, obsession, infidelity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, couples, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), haunted by the past, profanity, photographer, broken mirror ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: hidden identity, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, juggling, society, crumbling relationship, love and romance, sexual content, manipulation, manipulations, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political drama scripted by novelist Ian McEwan
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: falklands war, journalism, media, manipulations, intrigue, workplace, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, manipulation, british politics, news reporter ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, brighton
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33%
Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, rebellion, investigation, african american, discrimination, social relations, graphic violence, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new england, usa, chicago illinois
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32%
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Entranced Earth (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins opposes two equally corrupt political candidates: a pseudopopulist ...
Style: non-linear, serious, realistic, contemplative, suspense ...
Plot: political corruption, idealism, politics, religions or cults, election, graphic violence, political unrest, injustice, liberal, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
An American Affair (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mutual friends Barbara and Genevieve are both sleeping with District Attorney Sam Brady. When they become aware of their bizzare love triangle, they plot against him.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: friends, crimes, infidelity, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, politics, best friends, political corruption, vengeance, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Frame of Mind (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: What happens when the truth is not enough? A New Jersey police detective comes across new evidence in the Kennedy assassination
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, uncover truth, danger, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, kennedy assassination, conspiracy, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
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31%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, cynical ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, relationship vs career, legal, workplace, congress, moral dilemma, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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31%
 6.5
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The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, state affairs, chaos, americana, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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30%
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Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: school shooting, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, high school life, losing-it hero, youth, loneliness, social misfits, murder, high school, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
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29%
 6.8
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Red Dust (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sarah Barcant, a lawyer in New York City who grew up in South Africa, returns to her childhood dwelling place to intercede for Alex Mpondo, a Black South African politician who was tortured during apartheid.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, political
Plot: apartheid, politics, courtroom drama, dishonesty, state affairs, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, haunted by the past, missing person, injustice, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%