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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Documentary, Drama, War

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Following up on 'Bowling for Columbine', film-maker Michael Moore provides deep and though-provoking insights on the American security system, the level of paranoia, fear, uncertainty, false values and patriotism, which all combined together to set a stage for George W. Bush to launch a war on Iraq instead of focusing on getting the real culprit(s) behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This documentary also focuses on how some Saudis were safely and secretly flown out of America while planes were ostensibly grounded after the attacks. Archived film footage, candid interviews with politicians, and an overall waste of public funds for a war that was initiated on false pretension to wit: a weapon of mass distraction - to take the focus away from the real enemy and get Americans glued to their TV sets to watch innocent Iraqis and Afghans getting killed. And a war that would eventually alienate the U.S.A. and it's citizens from almost every country on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  paranoia,  poverty,  terrorism,  corruption,  racism,  military,  fear,  politics
Locations:usa,  texas
Characters:soldier
Story:burn injury,  flint michigan,  burn victim,  u.s. marine corps,  political propaganda,  destruction of city,  mass destruction,  2000 presidential election,  election result,  election coverage,  election night,  usa patriot act,  iraq war,  presidential election,  public execution,  american president,  u.s. president,  war on terrorism,  moral corruption,  political corruption,  u.s. military,  american soldier,  american politics,  actual human being killed,  government scandal,  human fallibility,  voting results,  burnt flesh,  cruise missile,  army vs civilians,  agitprop,  war footage,  dismay,  paranoiac,  casualties,  detonation,  political persecution,  film document,  militarism,  megalomania,  political criminal,  secretary of state,  public speaking,  civil liberties,  campaigning,  saudi arabia,  u.s. congress,  social documentary,  media manipulation,  presidential campaign,  steel helmet,  political protest,  corporal,  mistreatment,  new york city new york,  burn,  comrade,  political leader,  leftist,  imperialism,  post september 11 2001,  presidential candidate,  expose,  american history,  burnt body,  michigan,  republican,  burnt face,  embassy,  navy,  television news,  dead children,  marine,  megalomaniac,  black man,  bitterness,  abuse of power,  car bomb,  stock footage,  secret service,  anti war,  ethics,  confusion,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  crowd,  activist,  activism,  dead man,  armor,  political satire,  shopping mall,  oil,  afghanistan,  dark humor,  m 16,  loss of son,  bombing,  civil rights,  black woman,  dead woman,  iraq,  audience,  florida,  sergeant,  propaganda,  revelation,  destruction,  eyeglasses,  death of son,  election,  american abroad,  sadness,  glasses,  president,  business,  scream,  cover up,  screaming,  pain,  controversy,  execution,  human rights,  massacre,  decapitation,  manhattan new york city,  shooting,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  crying,  cult film,  explosion,  african american,  independent film,  number in title,  blood,  interview,  death,  violence

W. (2008)
Biography, Drama, History

W. (2008)

Oliver Stone's biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, one of the most controversial presidents in USA history, chronicling from his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, to his governorship of Texas and role in the oil business, his 2000 candidacy for president, his first turbulent four years, and his 2004 re-election campaign. (Read More)

Themes:military,  politics
Locations:usa,  texas
Story:iraq war,  american president,  u.s. president,  u.s. congress,  imperialism,  post september 11 2001,  abuse of power,  oil,  election,  president,  business,  controversy

Wag The Dog (1997)
Comedy, Drama

Wag The Dog (1997)

After being caught in a scandalous situation days before the election, the president does not seem to have much of a chance of being re-elected. One of his advisers contacts a top Hollywood producer in order to manufacture a war in Albania that the president can heroically end, all through mass media. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  military
Story:presidential election,  american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  media manipulation,  presidential campaign,  presidential candidate,  secret service,  political satire,  election,  president,  cover up,  independent film,  death

Jarhead (2005)
Action, Biography, Drama, War

Jarhead (2005)

Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go? (Read More)

Themes:fear
Story:burn victim,  u.s. marine corps,  iraq war,  u.s. military,  american soldier,  saudi arabia,  burnt body,  anti war,  dead man,  oil,  dark humor,  iraq,  sergeant,  propaganda,  american abroad,  pain,  shooting,  machine gun,  corpse,  crying,  african american,  interview,  blood,  violence,  death

All The President's Men (1976) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

All The President's Men (1976)

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter 'Bob Woodward (I)' (qv) 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 names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and 'Carl Bernstein (I)' (qv) to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  corruption,  politics
Story:presidential election,  american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  american politics,  government scandal,  presidential campaign,  presidential candidate,  republican,  sergeant,  president,  cover up

Bowling For Columbine (2002)
Crime, Documentary, Drama

Bowling For Columbine (2002)

The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker 'Michael Moore (II)' (qv) sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed. In doing so, he learns that the conventional answers of easy availability of guns, violent national history, violent entertainment and even poverty are inadequate to explain this violence when other cultures share those same factors without the equivalent carnage. In order to arrive at a possible explanation, 'Michael Moore (II)' (qv) takes on a deeper examination of America's culture of fear, bigotry and violence in a nation with widespread gun ownership. Furthermore, he seeks to investigate and confront the powerful elite political and corporate interests fanning this culture for their own unscrupulous gain. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  poverty,  racism,  fear,  politics
Story:dismay,  civil liberties,  american history,  michigan,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  activist,  political satire,  civil rights,  controversy,  manhattan new york city,  shooting,  interview,  violence

Selma (2014)
Biography, Drama, History

Selma (2014)

The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  politics
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  u.s. congress,  dead children,  activist,  bombing,  civil rights,  president,  human rights,  shooting,  shot to death,  explosion,  african american,  violence,  death

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military
Locations:texas
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. marine corps,  iraq war,  u.s. military,  american soldier,  marine,  car bomb,  iraq,  american abroad,  execution,  massacre,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  death,  blood,  violence

Straw Dogs (1971) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Themes:evil,  corruption,  fear
Story:burn injury,  moral corruption,  mistreatment,  burn,  bitterness,  destruction,  eyeglasses,  american abroad,  sadness,  scream,  pain,  controversy,  shooting,  shot to death,  crying,  cult film,  independent film,  death,  violence,  blood

Fury (2014)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. military,  american soldier,  armor,  sergeant,  american abroad,  execution,  massacre,  decapitation,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  death,  blood,  violence

Fair Game 2018 Director's Cut' (2010)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Fair Game 2018 Director's Cut' (2010)

Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Themes:paranoia,  terrorism,  corruption,  fear,  politics
Story:mass destruction,  iraq war,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  u.s. congress,  post september 11 2001,  abuse of power,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  afghanistan,  iraq,  destruction,  eyeglasses,  crying,  explosion,  interview,  death

Air Force One (1997)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Air Force One (1997)

The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new "Zero-tolerance" policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage. The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise... (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  corruption,  fear,  politics
Locations:usa
Characters:soldier
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  secretary of state,  secret service,  afghanistan,  president,  screaming,  execution,  machine gun,  crying,  explosion,  number in title,  death,  blood,  violence

Vantage Point (2008) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Vantage Point (2008)

The President of the United States is in Salamanca, Spain, about to address the city in a public square. We see a plain-clothes cop, his girlfriend with another man, a mother and child, an American tourist with a video camera, and a Secret Service agent newly returned from medical leave. Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square. Those minutes are retold, several times, emphasizing different characters' actions. Gradually, we discover who's behind the plot. Is the Secret Service one step ahead, or have the President's adversaries thought of everything? (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  corruption,  politics
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  secret service,  bombing,  revelation,  president,  cover up,  shooting,  machine gun,  shot to death,  crying,  explosion,  blood,  death

Nixon (1995)
Biography, Drama, History

Nixon (1995)

Director Oliver Stone's exploration of former president Richard Nixon's strict Quaker upbringing, his nascent political strivings in law school, and his strangely self-effacing courtship of his wife, Pat. The contradictions in his character are revealed early, in the vicious campaign against Helen Gahagan Douglas and the oddly masochistic Checkers speech. His defeat at the hands of the hated and envied John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election, followed by the loss of the 1962 California gubernatorial race, seem to signal the end of his career. Yet, although wholly lacking in charisma, Nixon remains a brilliant political operator, seizing the opportunity provided by the backlash against the antiwar movement to take the presidency in 1968. It is only when safely in office, running far ahead in the polls for the 1972 presidential election, that his growing paranoia comes to full flower, triggering the Watergate scandal. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  corruption,  politics
Story:presidential election,  american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  election,  president,  cover up,  controversy

Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)
Biography, Drama, History

Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)

In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator 'Joseph McCarthy (II)' (qv) of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter 'Edward R. Murrow' (qv) and his producer 'Fred W. Friendly' (qv) decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  fear,  politics
Story:u.s. military,  american politics,  political persecution,  civil liberties,  expose,  american history,  television news,  stock footage,  propaganda,  eyeglasses,  cover up,  controversy,  african american,  interview,  death

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Drama, War

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. The first half follows a group of recruits in boot camp under the command of the punishing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The second half shows one of those recruits, Joker, covering the war as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, focusing on the Tet offensive. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. marine corps,  militarism,  comrade,  anti war,  dark humor,  m 16,  sergeant,  propaganda,  machine gun,  shot to death,  death,  interview,  blood,  violence

Clear And Present Danger (1994) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Clear And Present Danger (1994)

Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are murdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  corruption,  military,  politics
Locations:usa
Characters:soldier
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  expose,  abuse of power,  m 16,  dead woman,  american abroad,  cover up,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  cult film,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  death

The Marine (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Story:burn victim,  u.s. marine corps,  iraq war,  marine,  m 16,  iraq,  sergeant,  machine gun,  explosion,  blood,  violence

Downfall (2004)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Downfall (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  corruption,  racism,  military,  fear,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:political criminal,  comrade,  dead children,  megalomaniac,  confusion,  dead man,  armor,  bombing,  destruction,  eyeglasses,  pain,  execution,  shooting,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  crying,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  death

Come And See (1985)
Drama, War

Come And See (1985)

The feature film directed by Elem Klimov, shot in the genre of military drama. The action takes place on the territory of Belarus in 1943. In the center of the story is a Belarusian boy, who witnesses the horrors of the Nazi punitive action, turning from a cheerful teenager into a gray-haired old man for two days. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  military,  fear
Characters:soldier
Story:burn victim,  army vs civilians,  anti war,  bombing,  execution,  massacre,  shooting,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  crying,  explosion,  violence,  death

White House Down (2013) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Action, Drama, Thriller

White House Down (2013)

Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  marine,  secret service,  eyeglasses,  death of son,  president,  machine gun,  shot to death,  explosion,  african american,  death,  violence

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  embassy,  car bomb,  secret service,  revelation,  destruction,  american abroad,  president,  massacre,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  violence,  death

Jfk (1991)
Drama, History, Thriller

Jfk (1991)

On November 22, 1963, president John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested for the crime and subsequently shot by Jack Ruby, supposedly avenging the president's death. An investigation concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes, but Louisiana district attorney Jim Garrison is skeptical. Assembling a trusted group of people, Garrison conducts his own investigation, bringing about backlash from powerful government and political figures. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  terrorism,  corruption,  military,  politics
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  president,  cover up,  controversy,  death

The American President (1995)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The American President (1995)

Andrew Shepherd is approaching the end of his first term as President of the United States. He's a widower with a young daughter and has proved to be popular with the public. His election seems assured. That is until he meets Sydney Ellen Wade, a paid political activist working for an environmental lobby group. He's immediately smitten with her and after several amusing attempts, they finally manage to go on a date (which happens to be a State dinner for the visiting President of France). His relationship with Wade opens the door for his prime political opponent, Senator Bob Rumson, to launch an attack on the President's character, something he could not do in the previous election as Shepherd's wife had only recently died. (Read More)

Themes:politics
Story:presidential election,  american president,  u.s. president,  presidential candidate,  activist,  election,  president,  cult film

We Were Soldiers (2002) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Action, Drama, History, War

We Were Soldiers (2002)

A telling of the 1st Battalion, 7 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division's battle against overwhelming odds in the La Drang valley of Vietnam in 1965. Seen through the eyes of the battalion's commander, Lt. Col. Hal Moore (played by Mel Gibson), we see him take command of the battalion and its preparations to go into Vietnam. We also see how the French had, years earlier, been defeated in the same area. The battle was to be the first major engagement between US and NVA forces in Vietnam and showed the use of helicopters as mobility providers and assault support aircraft. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:usa
Characters:soldier
Story:american soldier,  dismay,  steel helmet,  corporal,  burnt body,  burnt face,  sergeant,  sadness,  machine gun,  shot to death,  explosion,  death

Black Hawk Down (2001)
Drama, History, War

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This led to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Army Ranges, US Special Forces, and hundreds of Somali gunmen; resulting in the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. The film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved. (Read More)

Themes:military,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. marine corps,  u.s. military,  marine,  anti war,  armor,  sergeant,  destruction,  pain,  shooting,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  violence,  death,  blood

In The Line Of Fire (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

In The Line Of Fire (1993)

Frank Horrigan is a secret service agent who keeps thinking back to November 22, 1963, when, as a hand-picked agent by President Kennedy, he became one of the few agents to have lost a President to an assassin when Kennedy died. Now, former CIA assassin Mitch Leary is stalking the current President, who is running for re-election. Mitch has spent long hours studying Horrigan, and he taunts Horrigan, telling him of his plans to kill the President. Leary plans to kill the president because Leary feels betrayed by the government -- Leary was removed from the CIA, and the CIA is now trying to have him killed. After talking to Leary, Horrigan makes sure he is assigned to presidential protection duty, working with fellow secret service agent Lilly Raines. Horrigan has no intention of failing his President this time around, and he's more than willing to take a bullet. White House Chief of Staff Harry Sargent refuses to alter the President's itinerary, while Horrigan's boss, Secret Service Director Sam Campagna, is supportive of Horrigan. As the election gets closer, Horrigan begins to doubt his own abilities, especially when Horrigan's colleague Al D'Andrea is killed by Leary. But Horrigan may be the only one who can stop Leary. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  corruption,  politics
Story:presidential election,  american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  secret service,  election,  president,  cover up,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  death,  violence,  blood

Scarface (1983)
Crime, Drama

Scarface (1983)

Tony Montana manages to leave Cuba during the Mariel exodus of 1980. He finds himself in a Florida refugee camp but his friend Manny has a way out for them: undertake a contract killing and arrangements will be made to get a green card. He's soon working for drug dealer Frank Lopez and shows his mettle when a deal with Colombian drug dealers goes bad. He also brings a new level of violence to Miami. Tony is protective of his younger sister but his mother knows what he does for a living and disowns him. Tony is impatient and wants it all however, including Frank's empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock. Once at the top however, Tony's outrageous actions make him a target and everything comes crumbling down. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  corruption,  fear
Story:political corruption,  bitterness,  car bomb,  crowd,  dead man,  florida,  revelation,  destruction,  sadness,  controversy,  shooting,  machine gun,  shot to death,  crying,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  death

Lions For Lambs (2007) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Drama, Thriller, War

Lions For Lambs (2007)

Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special forces ambushed on an Afghani ridge await rescue as Taliban forces close in; a poli-sci professor at a California college invites a promising student to re-engage. Decisions press upon the reporter, the student, and the soldiers. (Read More)

Themes:politics
Story:iraq war,  war on terrorism,  republican,  activism,  afghanistan,  propaganda,  corpse,  explosion,  african american,  interview,  death,  blood

Inland Empire (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Inland Empire (2006)

A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish production, 47, which was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:evil,  corruption,  fear
Story:confusion,  dead man,  dead woman,  revelation,  scream,  screaming,  shooting,  crying,  cult film,  african american,  independent film,  interview,  violence,  blood,  death

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Drama, History, Romance, War

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  u.s. military,  detonation,  navy,  bombing,  president,  controversy,  shooting,  machine gun,  shot to death,  crying,  explosion,  blood,  death

Three Kings (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War

Three Kings (1999)

A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, they embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives. (Read More)

Themes:politics
Story:television news,  anti war,  political satire,  oil,  iraq,  pain,  decapitation,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  number in title,  violence,  death,  blood

Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  military,  fear,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. marine corps,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  marine,  secret service,  sergeant,  election,  cover up,  shooting,  machine gun,  shot to death,  african american,  violence,  blood,  death

Caligula (1979)
Drama, History

Caligula (1979)

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members). (Read More)

Themes:evil,  fear,  politics
Story:bitterness,  crowd,  dead man,  armor,  dead woman,  revelation,  scream,  screaming,  pain,  controversy,  execution,  massacre,  decapitation,  corpse,  crying,  cult film,  blood,  violence,  death

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War (2004)
Action, Drama, War

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War (2004)

In 1950, in South Korea, shoe-shiner Jin-tae Lee and his 18-year-old old student brother, Jin-seok Lee, form a poor but happy family with their mother, Jin-tae's fiance Young-shin Kim, and her young sisters. Jin-tae and his mother are tough workers, who sacrifice themselves to send Jin-seok to the university. When North Korea invades the South, the family escapes to a relative's house in the country, but along their journey, Jin-seok is forced to join the army to fight in the front, and Jin-tae enlists too to protect his young brother. The commander promises Jin-tae that if he gets a medal he would release his brother, and Jin-tae becomes the braver soldier in the company. Along the bloody war between brothers, the relationship of Jin-seok with his older brother deteriorates leading to a dramatic and tragic end. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:steel helmet,  anti war,  propaganda,  destruction,  controversy,  execution,  massacre,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  violence,  death,  blood

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Themes:poverty,  corruption,  fear
Story:moral corruption,  political corruption,  bitterness,  dead man,  dead woman,  sadness,  business,  scream,  pain,  crying,  number in title,  violence,  blood,  death

Murder At 1600 (1997) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Murder At 1600 (1997)

A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town, is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find evidence suppressed by the Secret Service. After suspecting a cover-up, Regis convinces Secret Service Agent Nina Chance to assist in uncovering the truth. The President's son Kyle Neil is a prime suspect, as he was having sex with Carla within an hour of her murder. While the investigation ensues, the President, Jack Neil, is holding meetings with top military personnel regarding North Korea's holding 23 U.S. military personnel hostage. Regis confronts top Secret Service Agent Spikings at his home shortly after Spikings returns with evidence leading to the murder. The home is attacked and Spikings is killed, but Regis makes it out alive with Agent Chance's assistance, and with the evidence tape. White House adviser Jordan presents false evidence to the President that his son killed Carla and forces the President to say he will announce his resignation at 10 p.m. the following day. Regis and Chance break into the White House via underground tunnels, stop the President from resigning, and arrest Jordan for conspiracy to murder. Jordan pulls a gun, injures Agent Chance, and is killed by multiple Secret Service agents. A news briefing states there were false rumors of the President resigning, and also falsely state that Agent Spikings was killed in the gunfire exchange between Jordan and the Secret Service. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  military,  politics
Locations:usa
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  political corruption,  secret service,  dead woman,  president,  cover up,  shooting,  number in title,  violence,  blood

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  military
Characters:soldier
Story:war on terrorism,  navy,  afghanistan,  sergeant,  american abroad,  massacre,  decapitation,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  explosion,  violence,  death,  blood

The Insider (1999)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Insider (1999)

Balls-out "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman sniffs a story when a former research biologist for Brown & Williamson, Jeff Wigand, won't talk to him. When the company leans hard on Wigand to honor a confidentiality agreement, he gets his back up. Trusting Bergman and despite a crumbling marriage, he goes on camera for a Mike Wallace interview and risks arrest for contempt of court. Westinghouse is negotiating to buy CBS, so CBS attorneys advise CBS News to shelve the interview and avoid a lawsuit. "60 Minutes" and CBS News bosses cave, Wigand is hung out to dry, Bergman is compromised, and the CEOs of Big Tobacco may get away with perjury. Will the truth come out? (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  terrorism,  corruption,  fear,  politics
Story:u.s. congress,  expose,  television news,  ethics,  bombing,  eyeglasses,  business,  cover up,  controversy,  shooting,  shot to death,  corpse,  interview,  violence,  death

The Usual Suspects (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them are guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Soze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Soze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Soze? (Read More)

Themes:evil,  fear
Story:burn victim,  burnt body,  world trade center manhattan new york city,  loss of son,  death of son,  massacre,  manhattan new york city,  machine gun,  shot to death,  corpse,  cult film,  explosion,  independent film,  blood,  violence,  death

The Kingdom (2007) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Kingdom (2007)

After a terrorist attack on an American housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where families and FBI Agent Francis Manner are murdered, FBI agent Ronald Fleury blackmails the Saudi Arabian consul to get five days of investigation in the location. He travels with agent Grant Sykes, Janet Mayes and Adam Leavitt to avenge their friend and try to find those responsible for the bombing. The agents find all sorts of difficulties in their investigation, but they are supported by Colonel Faris Al Ghazi that advises the team how to act in a hostile environment. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism
Locations:usa
Story:iraq war,  war on terrorism,  saudi arabia,  oil,  bombing,  revelation,  machine gun,  shot to death,  explosion,  blood,  death,  violence

War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War, Biography

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  corruption,  military,  fear
Characters:soldier
Story:iraq war,  afghanistan,  iraq,  florida,  american abroad,  business,  machine gun,  interview

The Battle Of Algiers (1966)
Drama, War

The Battle Of Algiers (1966)

A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it. (Read More)

Themes:poverty,  terrorism,  corruption,  military,  fear,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:army vs civilians,  confusion,  bombing,  destruction,  cover up,  screaming,  execution,  human rights,  shooting,  machine gun,  crying,  cult film,  explosion,  violence,  blood,  death

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, while Marco is haunted by dreams of what happened -- or didn't happen -- in Kuwait. As Marco (now a Major) investigates, the story begins to unravel, to the point where he questions if it happened at all. Is it possible the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed to believe Shaw is a war hero as part of a plot to seize the White House? Some very powerful people at Manchurian Global corporation appear desperate to stop him from finding out. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  corruption,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:presidential election,  political corruption,  campaigning,  u.s. congress,  presidential candidate,  sergeant,  cover up

Thirteen Days (2000) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Drama, History, Thriller

Thirteen Days (2000)

In October, 1962, U-2 surveillance photos reveal that the Soviet Union is in the process of placing nuclear weapons in Cuba. These weapons have the capability of wiping out most of the Eastern and Southern United States in minutes if they become operational. President John F. Kennedy and his advisors must come up with a plan of action against the Soviets. Kennedy is determined to show that he is strong enough to stand up to the threat, and the Pentagon advises U.S. military strikes against Cuba--which could lead the way to another U.S. invasion of the island. However, Kennedy is reluctant to follow through, because a U.S. invasion could cause the Soviets to retaliate in Europe. A nuclear showdown appears to be almost inevitable. Can it be prevented? (Read More)

Themes:military,  politics
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  u.s. military,  american politics,  secretary of state,  president,  manhattan new york city,  independent film,  number in title

Green Zone (2010)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

Green Zone (2010)

Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundstone. Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader. Also suspicious of Poundstone is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundstone told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan, who told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan's true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who's playing whom? (Read More)

Themes:politics
Story:mass destruction,  iraq war,  u.s. military,  post september 11 2001,  expose,  iraq,  destruction,  american abroad,  machine gun,  shot to death,  explosion

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Biography, Comedy, Drama, History

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas who seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, prodded by his major conservative supporter, Houston Socialite Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight the people are suffering in the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gustav "Gust" Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie Wilson eventually learns that while military victory can be had, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  military,  politics
Locations:texas
Story:american politics,  u.s. congress,  imperialism,  embassy,  television news,  afghanistan,  propaganda,  president

V For Vendetta (2005)
Action, Drama, Thriller

V For Vendetta (2005)

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  politics
Story:burn victim,  political propaganda,  public execution,  political criminal,  burnt body,  bombing,  propaganda,  eyeglasses,  execution,  shooting,  shot to death,  corpse,  crying,  cult film,  explosion,  blood,  death,  violence

1984 (1984) is one of the best movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Drama, Sci-fi

1984 (1984)

After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is a city in Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. They try to escape Big Brother's listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape... (Read More)

Themes:poverty,  corruption,  fear,  politics
Characters:soldier
Story:public execution,  political corruption,  media manipulation,  political satire,  propaganda,  cover up,  execution,  cult film,  explosion,  independent film,  number in title

Snowden (2016)
Biography, Drama, Thriller, Crime

Snowden (2016)

SNOWDEN stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.

Themes:paranoia,  terrorism,  military,  fear,  politics
Locations:usa
Story:presidential election,  u.s. president,  war on terrorism,  civil liberties,  u.s. congress,  television news,  abuse of power,  anti war,  ethics,  eyeglasses,  controversy,  human rights,  shooting,  explosion,  african american,  interview

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