Movies like Inherit the Wind

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Inherit the Wind (1999)
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Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, clever, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, contemplative, talky
Plot: courtroom, small town, school, politics, teachers and students, religions or cults, fighting the system, legal action, injustice, journalism, against the odds, rebellion, human spirit, hopes, legal, society, small town life, dishonesty, media, rebelliousness, idealism, rivalry, culture clash, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: america

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Most similar movies to Inherit the Wind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about society, life is a bitch, legal, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion and injustice mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres. Some movies like Inherit the Wind: 12 Angry Men (1997), Alleged (2010), The Exonerated (2005), The Attorney (2013), Heavens Fall (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, court, uncover truth, trial, legal, injustice, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Inherit the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: talky, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, evolution, social relations, religions or cults, legal, rebellion, rivalry, courtroom drama, small town life, idealism, small town, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: tennessee, usa
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35%
 4.4
 264
Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: idealism, moral dilemma, ambition, fighting the system, rivalry, columnist, righting the wronged, injustice, hopes, legal, romance, couples ...
Place: tennessee
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31%
 6.6
 428
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, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: sincere, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: legal, holocaust, suburbs, courtroom drama, civil rights, hopes, against humanity, society, state affairs, opposites attract, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 6K
The Attorney (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, rough, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, against the odds, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, legal, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, injustice, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 1K
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, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, dishonesty, racism, injustice, discrimination, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, against the odds, politics, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, society, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, talky, biting ...
Plot: courtroom drama, court martial, courtroom, army investigation, rivalry, rebellion, military, legal action, law enforcement, dishonesty, politics, legal ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, touching, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, politics, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, idealism, terrorism, hotshot lawyer, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, year 2001, year 2000
Place: afghanistan, new york, pakistan, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 268
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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: public health, idealism, against the odds, uncover truth, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, injustice, couples, family problems, negligence, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
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Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, interracial relations, racism, civil rights, racial segregation, righting the wronged, lawsuit, battles, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 777
Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: disturbing, captivating, contemplative, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawsuit, politics, jury, courtroom, museum, courtroom drama, against the rules, fighting the system, society, rebellion, perversion, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 80s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, court, professor, trial, terrorist, false accusation, power relations, injustice, crimes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, state affairs, society, rebellion, legal, courtroom, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, courtroom, character study, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 28K
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, leukemia, uncover truth, legal investigation, legal, dedicated lawyer, reach out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, new york, washington d.c., massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, environmentalism, human spirit, heroic mission, fighting the system, obsessive quest, society, social relations, hopes, terminal illness, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 510
The Incident (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the town's only doctor (Barnard Hughes) dies while at ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: legal action, world war two, small town, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, against humanity, legal, rivalry, power relations, society, dedicated lawyer, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, human nature, working class, human spirit, society, legal, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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An Enemy of the People (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, contamination, dishonesty, rivalry, hopes, social misfits, rebellion, society, fighting the system, small town life, village life, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Andersonville Trial (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, contemplative ...
Plot: legal, military, courtroom, american civil war, prison, crimes, army investigation, legal investigation, against humanity, wartime life, captivity, prison life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, world war two, military life, fighting the system, opposites attract, military, army investigation, ambition, hopes, courtroom drama, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
She Fought Alone (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: All, including school administration and a friend, turn their backs on a girl who accused a classmate of rape.
Style: sincere, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: rape, high school, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, teenage love, youth, against the odds, fighting the system, rebellion, social misfits, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, workplace, politics, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 872
Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama
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: sincere, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: interracial relations, racism, civil rights movement, social activism, protest, racial prejudice, discrimination, social differences, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 456
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, disturbing, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, americana, state affairs, chaos, freedom of speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%