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Flash of Genius (2008)
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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 pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife (Lauren Graham) and six kids.
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, motivational, dramatic, feel good, reflective, cerebral ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, underdog, nervous breakdown, justice, business, inventions and discoveries, legal action, powerful corporation, human spirit, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, against the odds, hopes, designer, rebellion, legal, obsessive quest, lawyer, corruption, betrayal, court, money, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, thought provoking and interesting films with plots about mentor, justice, redemption, destiny, storytelling, corruption and greed mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like Flash of Genius: On the Basis of Sex (2018), Dark Waters (2019), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), The Social Network (2010), The Founder (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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 7.6
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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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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 ...
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, rise to the top, computer genius, hacker, ambition, success, social relations, inventions and discoveries, facebook, geek, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york ...
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 7.2
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The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: motivational, inspirational, realistic, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: business, businessman, salesman, fast food, rags to riches, ambition, mcdonald's restaurant, capitalism, family business, greed, betrayal, destiny ...
Time: 50s, year 1940, year 1984, 20th century, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, america, california, beverly hills, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, genius, prodigy, schizophrenia, insanity, existentialism, imagination, obsession, talented, hallucination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey, washington d.c. ...
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100%
 6.6
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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 ...
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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
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Jobs (2013)
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: serious, realistic, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: prodigy, business, rise to the top, creativity, programmer, entrepreneur, inventions and discoveries, inventor, computers and web, workplace situations, perfectionist, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, india, california, new jersey
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 7.2
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Steve Jobs (2015)
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, factual ...
Plot: prodigy, computers and web, technology, genius, rise to the top, ambition, computer, inventions and discoveries, workplace situations, friendship, father daughter relationship, entrepreneur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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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
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 7.4
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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. ...
Style: factual, inspirational, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: contamination, justice, against the odds, single mother, lawyer, court, relationship vs career, family relations, righting the wronged, ambition, society, corporate crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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100%
 7.5
 355K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: success, pilot, businessman, aviator, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, test pilot, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, houston texas, manhattan new york city ...
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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 ...
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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
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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
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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
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 7.8
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Awakenings (1990)
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: uplifting, motivational, sincere, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, hopes, coma, hospital, fighting illness, illness, patient, cure, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1969
Place: usa, bronx new york city
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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
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The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: New Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Style: realistic, inspirational, feel good, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human spirit, follow your dream, motorcycle race, adventure, against the odds, motorcycle, ambition, hitchhiker, goodhearted, car race, obstacle, optimism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1967
Place: new zealand, utah, california, usa, los angeles ...
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, creativity, adaptation, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, marseille, los angeles, madrid, new orleans ...
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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.
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28%
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Invincible (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, serious, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: underdog, american football, follow your dream, football, against the odds, determination, teacher, sport, team, teamwork, rookie, training ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new jersey
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, clever, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, genius, mathematician, university student, scientist, imagination, discovery, husband wife relationship, cultural difference, teacher student relationship, rejection, pain ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914, pre world war one, year 1976, post world war one ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
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The Butler (2013)
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: emotional, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, birmingham alabama, south africa ...
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100%
 7.3
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1986, year 1983
Place: washington d.c., london, boston, edinburgh scotland, england ...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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