Movies like Erin Brockovich

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Erin Brockovich (2000)
 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.
Style: touching, factual, captivating, inspirational, uplifting, realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, environmental, court, justice, investigation, fighting the system, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, righting the wronged, against the odds, relationship vs career, corruption, cancer, corporate crimes, manipulation, small town, sacrifice, courtroom, underdog, legal action, legal investigation, greed, mentor, rags to riches ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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The Pursuit of Happyness
Biography, Drama
USA
117 min.
 8.0
In the Name of the Father
Biography, Drama
Ireland, UK, USA
133 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to Erin Brockovich

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out dramatic, realistic, serious and interesting films with plots about mentor, runaway, storytelling, redemption, catastrophe, corruption and destiny mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Erin Brockovich: A Civil Action (1998), Puncture (2011), Conviction (2010), Men of Honor (2000), Flash of Genius (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Civil Action
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, factual ...
Plot: lawyer, small town, courtroom drama, obsession, courtroom, court, dedicated lawyer, investigation, greed, justice, legal investigation, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, washington d.c.
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Puncture
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, underdog, courtroom drama, corruption, drug addiction, lawyer, hospital, aids, dedicated lawyer, drugs/alcohol, drugs, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995
Place: usa, washington d.c., houston texas
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 7.2
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Conviction
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: 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, uplifting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, prison, sacrifice, courtroom drama, freedom, guilt, court, dedicated lawyer, death ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
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 7.2
 98K
Men of Honor
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, military, prejudice, courtroom, military base, soldier, race issues, courage, mentor, human spirit, segregation, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
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    User:   60%
 
Flash of Genius
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, lawyer, courtroom, business, justice, corruption, betrayal, money, storytelling, legal action, hospital, cars ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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The Pursuit of Happyness
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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    User:   44%
 
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The Insider
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: talky, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: journalism, corruption, paranoia, workplace, idealism, sacrifice, conspiracy, business, lawyer, whistleblower, manipulation, courtroom ...
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Gorillas in the Mist
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sad, serious ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, environmental, animals, gorilla, environmentalism, courage, human spirit, unlikely friendships, fighting the system, hunting, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
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System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
Dallas Buyers Club
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, terminal illness, death, drugs, hospital, prejudice, gay, courage, survival, friendship, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
In the Name of the Father
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, irish, courtroom, terrorism, torture, lawyer, police corruption, father son relationship, justice, politics, police, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, serious, futuristic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, fighting the system, rags to riches, corruption, business, chase, courtroom, cars, dreams, obsessive quest, technology, mentor ...
Time: future, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, california, washington d.c., chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, slavery, white house, racism, prejudice, segregation, freedom, butler, civil rights, americana, politics, political ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, south africa, cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 7.7
 200K
Philadelphia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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System:   41%
    User:   100%
 
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The People vs. Larry Flynt
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, factual, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom, fighting the system, aids, drug abuse, rebellion, censorship, love, lawyer, freedom, drug addiction, court ...
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Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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    User:   37%
 
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, genius, prodigy, contests and competitions, child prodigy, mentor, parents and children, obsession, children, supportive parent, tournament, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
 5.9
 86K
Jobs
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, factual, inspirational, serious, intense ...
Plot: prodigy, rise to the top, business, lone hero, perfectionist, blind ambition, creativity, computers and web, life philosophy, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
Dangerous Minds
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, school, friendship, death, dedicated educator, poetry, redemption, hardcase students, poverty, mentor, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
Something the Lord Made
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, mentor, hospital, interracial relations, segregation, surgery, doctors, sacrifice, courage, laboratory, university ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
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You Don't Know Jack
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, serious, compassionate, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, idealism, cancer, hospital, suffering, against the rules, politics, death, doctors, eccentricity, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
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The Hurricane
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: touching, thought provoking, serious, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, fighting the system, racism, friendship, boxing, freedom, prejudice, police corruption, murder, sport, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
My Week with Marilyn
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to ...
Style: sentimental, factual, melancholic, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, actor's life, movie star, depression, celebrity, artists and showbiz, love story, friendship, showgirl, hollywood, showbiz, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, california, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
 7.3
 30K
Antwone Fisher
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, psychiatrist, childhood, child abuse, human spirit, mentor, sexual abuse, rags to riches, life, doctors and patients, storytelling, courage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, cleveland ohio, san diego california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
 7.5
 184K
Sully
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: dramatic, intense, factual, suspense, interesting ...
Plot: aviation, investigation, survival, courage, storytelling, mentor, pilot, life & death, airplane accident, catastrophe, airplane, technology ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
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This Boy's Life
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, child abuse, single parent, small town, brutality, teenager, adolescence, parenthood, childhood, mentor ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, united states, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
The Miracle Worker
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: disability, teacher, blindness, dedicated educator, mute or deaf, mentor, childhood, censorship, runaway, young heroes, storytelling, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
 7.6
 151K
Milk
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, gay, homosexuality, murder, mentor, idealism, courage, prejudice, assassination, gays and lesbians, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, minnesota, phoenix arizona ...
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
 7.8
 107K
Awakenings
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, coma, human spirit, doctors, mental institution, doctors and patients, experiment, mentor, life, childhood, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
 7.2
 133K
Steve Jobs
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Style: factual, serious, clever, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, dialogue driven, rise to the top, apple computer, ambition, technology, friendship, inventions and discoveries, alter ego, loneliness, adaptation, depression ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 

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 7.2
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Mask
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, coming of age, teenager, single parent, prejudice, motorcycle, blindness, death, human spirit, childhood, courage, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: contests and competitions, optimism, kids and family, drinking, children, family, small town, americana, childhood, courage, dysfunctional family, storytelling ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
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