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20 Movies Like Spotlight (2015)

Manchester by the Sea (2016) poster

1 Manchester by the Sea (2016) ★ 7.8

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An unsociable and self-absorbed Lee works as a locksmith in an apartment building. One day he learns that his older brother has died and that Lee has been appointed guardian of his 16-year-old nephew in his will.
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2 The Two Popes (2019) ★ 7.6

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Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
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3 Just Mercy (2019) ★ 7.6

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World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.
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4 True Story (2015) ★ 6.3

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The story of the interactions between journalist Michael Finkel and an FBI wanted assassin named Christian Longo, who has been hiding outside the United States for many years under the name of Finkel.

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5 Darkest Hour (2017) ★ 7.4

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In May 1940, the fate of World War II hangs on Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean the end of the British Empire.
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6 Changeling (2008) ★ 7.7

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Los Angeles, 1928. Single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) returns from work to find her nine-year-old son Walter (Gattlin Griffith) gone. She calls the L.A.P.D. to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description, and he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the L.A.P.D. reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the Police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power?
The Big Short (2015) poster

7 The Big Short (2015) ★ 7.8

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The story of several people who independently predicted the global economic crisis of 2008 long before it was whispered on the sidelines of Wall Street. And having predicted it, they began to make money on it.
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8 Doubt (2008) ★ 7.5

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.
Argo (2012) poster

9 Argo (2012) ★ 7.7

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

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10 Bridge of Spies (2015) ★ 7.6

Set against the backdrop of a series of real historical events, the film tells the story of Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan, who finds himself in the midst of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on an almost impossible mission - to negotiate the release of a captured American U2 spy plane pilot in the USSR.
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11 Concussion (2015) ★ 7.2

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.
Joy (2015) poster

12 Joy (2015) ★ 6.6

The story of four generations of a family. A girl named Joy turns into a woman who becomes the founder of a business dynasty and its head.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) poster

13 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) ★ 7.8

Chicago, 1968. A demonstration against the Vietnam War erupts into clashes with police. Seven rioters stand trial on charges of conspiracy against the U.S. government
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14 Birdman (2014) ★ 7.7

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
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15 Capote (2005) ★ 7.3

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In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Capote (2005) is on #15 spot of movies related to Spotlight (2015). Capote (2005) was released in 2005, made by and has average rating 7.3 in 2022. Main stars of the Capote (2005) film are: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener.

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16 Richard Jewell (2019) ★ 7.5

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The story of Richard Jewell, who worked as a security guard at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and managed to evacuate people in time after spotting a backpack with a bomb. However, everyone's gratitude was short-lived: a few days later Jewell himself became the prime suspect and the victim of derogatory media harassment.

Richard Jewell (2019) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Brandon Stanley. You can find Richard Jewell (2019) in the the next genre categories: Biography, Crime, Drama and Richard Jewell (2019) has average rating 7.5, according to Screench user votes.

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17 Frost/Nixon (2008) ★ 7.7

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A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
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18 J. Edgar (2011) ★ 6.5

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Throughout his life, John Edgar Hoover rose to power to become the most powerful man in America. As head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he stopped at nothing to protect his country. Having survived eight presidents and three wars, Hoover battled threats, both real and far-fetched, often breaking the rules to keep his fellow citizens out of harm's way. He was ruthless and a hero, both at the same time; the world admired him, which was his most coveted, though not tangible, reward.

"J. Edgar" through the eyes of Hoover himself shows us his private and public life and relations with those around him of a man who might as well have distorted the truth as he defended it during a lifetime devoted to embodying his own idea of justice, often influenced by the dark side of power.

J. Edgar (2011) movie was filmed by as Director, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts. J. Edgar (2011) belongs to the next genres: Biography, Drama, Romance and has average rating 6.5, according to user votes.

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19 Shattered Glass (2003) ★ 7.2

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The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.

Shattered Glass (2003) is one of the last movies similar to Spotlight (2015) and it was released in 2003. Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn are the main stars of the film and it belongs to the next genres: Drama, History and has average user rating of 7.2 according to IMDB and Screench votes.

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20 The Post (2017) ★ 7.2

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A cover-up spanning four U.S. Presidents pushes the country's first female newspaper publisher and her editor to join an unprecedented battle between press and government.

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