Movies like Erin Brockovich

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Erin Brockovich (2000)
 7.4
 193K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
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: factual, inspirational, uplifting, captivating, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, serious, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: contamination, justice, against the odds, single mother, lawyer, court, relationship vs career, family relations, righting the wronged, society, ambition, corporate crime, young woman, self fulfillment, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental, investigation, job seeking, legal, small town, cancer, believe in yourself, sexism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Erin Brockovich

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and dramatic films with plots about justice, hopes, lawyer, mentor, runaway, hospital and redemption mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like Erin Brockovich: Dark Waters (2019), Philadelphia (1993), North Country (2005), A Civil Action (1998), Temple Grandin (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: factual, realistic, thought provoking, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: contamination, lawsuit, corporate crime, legal investigation, fighting the system, lawyer, price of justice, investigation, courtroom drama, environmental, uncover truth, contaminated water ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: west virginia, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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88%
 7.7
 238K
Philadelphia (1993)
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, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, gay, lawsuit, lawyer, lgbt, terminal illness, hiv, court, homosexual, prejudice, judiciary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 42K
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: rough, disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, lawsuit, rape, small town, against the odds, sexism, court, fighting the system, financial problem, labor union ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 29K
A Civil Action (1998)
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: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, court, small town, law firm, legal investigation, uncover truth, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer, legal, corporate crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: boston, new york, massachusetts, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.2
 29K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, mentally challenged, panic attack, slaughterhouse, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, year 1970, year 1981, year 1975, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, harvard university, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: clever, inspirational, surprise ending, captivating, thought provoking
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, husband wife relationship, women's rights, supreme court, equality, human rights, u.s. constitution, marriage, female protagonist, courtroom, feminism, lecture ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, year 1956, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 169K
The Insider (1999)
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: cerebral, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, journalist, corruption, paranoia, politics, media, legal, lawsuit, public health, layoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, iran, new york, mississippi, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, human spirit, surgery, medical, racism, university, patient, laboratory, talented, blacks and whites, partners ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Flash of Genius (2008)
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: thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, underdog, nervous breakdown, justice, business, inventions and discoveries, legal action, powerful corporation, rivalry, hopes, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 40K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, courtroom, character study, legal action, fighting the system, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 115K
Men of Honor (2000)
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: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, navy, racism, u.s. navy, african american, military, prejudice, racial segregation, racial discrimination, soldier, dream come true, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: pacific ocean, usa, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 135K
Joy (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: inspirational, stylized, witty, serious, realistic ...
Plot: businesswoman, business, career woman, inventor, family relations, strong female lead, entrepreneur, ambition, inventions and discoveries, parents and children, divorce, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new york state, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, court, false accusation, injustice, jail, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, 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, sentimental, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, americana, designer, obsessive quest, dishonesty, state affairs, ambition, courtroom drama, corruption, visionary, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, future, post world war two, 50s
Place: usa, detroit, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, life, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, success, life is a bitch, salesman, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 20K
Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, bleak, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, uncover truth, corporate crime, corporate crimes, workplace situations, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, life is a bitch, gay slur, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, casual sex, dying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, china, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 24K
Puncture (2011)
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, righting the wronged, public health, fighting the system, legal action, against the odds, dedicated lawyer, corporate crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1998, year 1999
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.2
 72K
The Rainmaker (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, domestic violence, lawyer, self defense, legal, courtroom, justice, lawsuit, hopes, life changing experience, selflessness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: memphis, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 149K
I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, father daughter relationship, custody, parents and children, social services, lawyer, against the odds, parenthood, human spirit, child custody, family relations, custody battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, lawyer, couples, marriage, selfishness, justice, father son relationship, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, small town, american dream, corporal punishment, widow, family problems, bittersweet, child abuse, social relations, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 1K
Saint Judy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and how she singlehandedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, factual
Plot: immigration, lawyer, courtroom drama, court case, court, female friendship, justice, prejudice, evidence, courage, courtroom, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, courtroom, injustice, righting the wronged, ambition, legal action, political unrest, against the odds, civil action, legal, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 11K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, against the odds, whistleblower, factory worker, single mother, union, labor, factory, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, crimes, society, injustice, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, rape, african american, morality, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 10K
Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, compassionate, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: court, lawyer, arson, justice, fighting the system, death sentence, hopes, false accusation, freedom, prison, legal, injustice ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
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: thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, judge, lawyer, district attorney, murder, moral dilemma, legal action, against the rules, society, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, saga ...
Plot: college, hospital, against the odds, ambition, lifestyle, human spirit, teenage love, single parent, survival, tragic hero, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, realistic, factual ...
Plot: medical, against the odds, neurosurgeon, african american, surgery, human spirit, ambition, doctor, follow your dream, rise to the top, dream come true, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%