Movies like Chattahoochee

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Chattahoochee (1989)
 6.4
 2K
Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, bleak
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, injustice, life is a bitch, social decay, prison, crimes, hospital, fighting the system, prodigy, rebellion, rehabilitation, price of justice, rebelliousness, criminal heroes, deadly, escape, death, prison guard, mother son relationship, confined, prison life, anti hero, legal, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1957, year 1952, year 1955
Place: florida, usa, miami, korea

Most similar movies to Chattahoochee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, legal, injustice, crimes and rebellion mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Chattahoochee: I Want to Live (1983), Black August (2007), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), North Country (2005), The Vernon Johns Story (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 150
I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, society, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, fugitives, confined, injustice, death row, prison life, legal, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 268
Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, confined, against the rules, rebellion, fighting the system, prison life, society, militant, life is a bitch, price of justice ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, realistic, tense, clever ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, prodigy, sexual content, graphic violence, tragic love, gender, rebelliousness, unsuccessful, profanity, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.3
 39K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, rape, lawsuit, against the odds, small town, fighting the system, sexism, labor union, family relations, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing
Plot: racism, church, fighting the system, injustice, rebellion, military, society, clergy, hopes, interracial relations, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: rough, serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: legal, injustice, society, courtroom drama, family problems, fighting the system, lawsuit, woman in danger, legal action, couple relations, crimes, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.0
 552
Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 102 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: racism, murder, courtroom drama, state affairs, crimes, false accusation, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, power relations, righting the wronged, society ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, confined, crime, crimes, going straight, journalism ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 41K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, legal action, legal, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial, law school ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, state affairs, corporate crimes, price of justice, heroes, rich and poor, life is a bitch, workplace, society, in the woods, politics, leadership ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 64K
Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, prisoner, suffering, prison life, ira, humiliation, protest, hunger, police brutality, dying, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: contemplative, serious, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, rivalry, confined, life is a bitch, legal action, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged, power relations, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 413
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, human spirit, injustice, courtroom drama, rebellion, prison life, society, hopes, confined, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: prison, murder, alcatraz, lawyer, courtroom, solitary, theft, warden, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, year 1941 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, life is a bitch, human spirit, racism, legal, society, discrimination, injustice, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, injustice, lawyer, drug smuggling, escape, escape attempt, trial, brutality, convict, muslim, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, disability, hopes, life is a bitch, president, head of state ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., florida, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 854
Self Medicated (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, kids in trouble, self discovery, downfall, rehabilitation, addiction, hopes, parents and children, mental illness, family problems, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky
Plot: vietnam war, injustice, courtroom, legal action, ambition, righting the wronged, political unrest, against the odds, rebellion, legal, life is a bitch, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, false accusation, fighting the system, price of justice, legal investigation, courtroom drama, social differences, injustice, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Wronged Man (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, injustice, society, courtroom drama, crimes, dishonesty, legal, rape, african american, moral dilemma, dignity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 477
Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, serious
Plot: racism, small town, social decay, fighting the system, investigation, social differences, society, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, human spirit, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, politics, life is a bitch, hotshot lawyer, hopes, danger, legal, terrorism, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, year 2000, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, new york, bangladesh, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, thief, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 681
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: rough, bleak, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, juvenile delinquency, hopes, human spirit, social decay, prison life, deadly, fighting the system, sexual abuse, racism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, couple relations, celebrity culture, human nature, society, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, gangsters, journalism, drug abuse, crimes, uncover truth, crime, tragic hero, law enforcement, rise and fall, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, courtroom drama, society, dishonesty, corporate crimes, life is a bitch, legal, religions or cults, injustice, store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 89K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, bleak ...
Plot: prison, boxing, freedom, prison life, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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