Movies like Daniel 1983

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Daniel (1983)
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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 experiences to the memory of his parents and his belief that they were wrongfully convicted.
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, politics, betrayal, racism, undercover, injustice, state affairs, uncover truth, vietnam war, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, false accusation, dishonesty, cold war, brother sister relationship, courtroom drama, spy, lawyer, student, jewish, youth, coming of age, rally, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and disturbing films with plots about society, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, rebellion and injustice mostly in Drama, Crime and History genres. Some movies like Daniel: Heavens Fall (2006), Blind Faith (1998), Power (1986), Afterburn (1992), Vendetta (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, legal, politics, jury, hopes, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
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Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gay, lgbt, murder, gay slur, criminal lawyer, injustice, kids in trouble, courtroom drama, police corruption, racism, interracial relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york
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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, cynical, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, cover up, manipulation, political intrigue, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society, legal, ambition, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
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66%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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64%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: captivating, bleak, rough, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, mafia, lynching, italian mafia, gangsters, immigrants, courtroom, injustice, righting the wronged, state affairs, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
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58%
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Golden Gate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough, neo noir
Plot: politics, injustice, crimes, espionage, dishonesty, army investigation, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal investigation, special agents, society, legal ...
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hong kong
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56%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, abortion, family relations, pregnancy, fighting the system, society, state affairs, politics, legal, life is a bitch, rebellion, babies and infants ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, vietnam war, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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52%
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, injustice, legal investigation, fighting the system, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, social differences, society ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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51%
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Damaged Care (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Anesthesist Doug Peeno hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda's new job. She's the first graduate in her family and eagerly ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: public health, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, uncover truth, against the odds, idealism, workplace, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: contemporary
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Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
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, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, deportation, courtroom drama, rebellion, injustice, idealism, life is a bitch, politics, terrorism, hotshot lawyer, hopes, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2000, september 11 2001
Place: bangladesh, new york, afghanistan, pakistan
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50%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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50%
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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, captivating, realistic, disturbing, political
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, chaos, americana, state affairs, protest ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but ...
Style: serious, sentimental, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, african american, injustice, racism, testimony, courtroom drama, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, legal, single mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, racism, false accusation, small town, courtroom drama, price of justice, small town life, crimes, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
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48%
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion ...
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48%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, whistleblower, dishonesty, uncover truth, introspection, political corruption, political conspiracy, head of state, soldier, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
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47%
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Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, going straight, injustice, frame up, redemption, hopes, legal, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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47%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, injustice, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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46%
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, suspense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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45%
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Bamako (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mali, USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: politics, social decay, fighting the system, courtroom drama, unemployment, corporate crimes, racism, young lovers, society, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa
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44%
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky
Plot: civil rights movement, interracial relations, racism, racial prejudice, protest, social activism, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, discrimination, social differences, politics ...
Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa
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44%
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Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: soldier, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, military, legal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, courtroom, mccarthyism, communism, lawyer, politics, cold war, usa politics, graphic violence, gangsters, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: washington d.c., europe, usa, california, france
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43%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, prison, racism, political unrest, false accusation, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, heroes, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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42%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: political, disturbing, suspense, entertaining, harsh ...
Plot: black panthers, conspiracy, racism, revolution, politics, african american, drugs, violence, civil rights movement, world politics, women, greed ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, vietnam, ireland
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42%
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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, sincere, political
Plot: apartheid, missing person, politics, courtroom drama, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, haunted by the past, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
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42%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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41%
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Triple Agent (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying. The brilliant exile, Fiodor Voronin, a general at 20, is the deputy at the White Russian Military Union, probably slated to replace ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, enigmatic, psychological
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agents, politics, government agency, life is a bitch, betrayal, undercover, political corruption, uncover truth, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s
Place: russia, france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%