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A Dry White Season (1989)
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic, talky, tense, sincere, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, injustice, rebellion, discrimination, lawyer, legal action, life is a bitch, graphic violence, state affairs, profanity, female director, justice, politics, courtroom, death, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), school, children, freedom ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey, australia, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and tense films with plots about corruption, society, murder, brutality, mentor, betrayal and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Dry White Season: Land of the Blind (2006), Rendition (2007), White Man's Burden (1995), The Dancer Upstairs (2002), Cry Freedom (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, against the odds, rebelliousness, danger, state affairs, haunted by the past, injustice, crimes, fighting the system, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
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Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, state affairs, government agency, undercover, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White Man's Burden (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, racism, eviction, unemployment, distopia, vengeance, social differences, factory, switching roles, social decay, interracial relations, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, police detective, investigation, crimes, danger, dance school, political unrest, fighting crime, corruption, ballet, terrorism, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: racism, friendship, civil rights, police brutality, newspaper editor, apartheid, journalist, interracial relations, politics, idealism, journalism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 501K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, intense, thought provoking ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, adventure, smuggling, greed, treasure hunt, rebel, journalism, black market, escapades, obsessive quest, smuggler ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: africa, south africa, london, cape town south africa, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, state affairs, life is a bitch, danger, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s, 90s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, vengeance, haunted by the past, reconciliation, life is a bitch, acceptance, murder, tv show, memory, ira, secrets, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1975, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 133K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, injustice, justice, small town, rape, court, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, murder, apartheid, priest, politics, self discovery, city life, introspection, courtroom drama, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 7K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, hopes, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, political unrest, false accusation, state affairs, society ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 10K
Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, social problems, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 6K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, dishonesty, parents and children, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 16K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, death penalty, death sentence, justice, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 32K
Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, prison, estrangement, gorilla, doctors and patients, redemption, treatment, crimes, research, violence, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 236K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, twists and turns, realistic, serious, earnest ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, u.s. navy, marines, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, trial, suicide, military, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, resentment, college, violence, rejection, justice, politics, injustice, society, college life, self discovery, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: death sentence, murder, racism, courtroom drama, prison, politics, legal, haunted by the past, anti semitism, crimes, legal action, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, moral dilemma, price of justice, lawyers and clients, injustice, false accusation, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Day of the Locust (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.
Style: surreal, cynical, stylized, suspense, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, brat, film within a film, vandalism, accountant, lynch mob, movie business, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, starlet ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 228
Strange Fruit (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, murder, small town, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, society, rebellion, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 7K
F.I.S.T. (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, gang, rivalry, legal, crimes, against the odds, fighting the system, racism, political corruption, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: cleveland ohio, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, lawyer, courtroom, solitary, theft, warden, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, workplace situations, prison life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, year 1941 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 21K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, fighting the system, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime and punishment, testimony, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 679
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: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, social decay, human spirit, prison life, juvenile delinquency, hopes, racism, sexual abuse, criminal heroes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 20K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, uncover truth, society, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If These Walls Could Talk follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. Each of the three stories takes place in the same house in three different years: 1952, 1974, and 1996.
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, moral dilemma, multiple storylines, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, student, nurse, women's rights, couples, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1950s ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, dog, small town, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 67K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, bankruptcy, vengeance, hotshot lawyer, rich and poor, obsession, racism, social differences, human nature, down on your luck, profanity, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%