Movies like The Laramie Project

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The Laramie Project (2002)
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The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, recording hours of interviews with the town's citizens over a two-year period. The film adaptation dramatizes the troupe's visit, using the actual words from the transcripts to create a portrait of a town forced to confront itself.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, bleak, captivating, disturbing, clever, talky, tense, touching, serious ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, sin, hypocrisy, life is a bitch, crimes, family relations, injustice, society, deadly, state affairs, love and romance, human nature, social decay, anxiety, sexuality, coming out, jury, husband wife relationship, hate, aids, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california

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Most similar movies to The Laramie Project

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and dramatic films with plots about murder, crimes, society, life is a bitch, brutality, runaway and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and History genres. Some movies like The Laramie Project: The Matthew Shepard Story (2002), The Conspirator (2010), Execution of Justice (1999), Sins of the Father (2002), Monster (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: murder, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency, legal, deadly, social decay, courtroom drama, society, gender, crimes, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, trial, boarding house, legal, death sentence, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, army investigation, against the rules, state affairs, gays and lesbians, legal, social decay, deadly, dishonesty, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: church, racism, interracial relations, crimes, crime, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, dedicated lawyer, haunted by the past, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.3
 123K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, harsh, emotional ...
Plot: prostitute, lesbian, serial killer, destructive relationship, rape, tragic love, murder, death penalty, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
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The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, lawyer, testimony, district attorney, injustice, bar, jury, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.9
 12K
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: thought provoking, tense, talky, clever, psychological ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, murder, argument, evidence, revelation, trial, lawyer, uncover truth, legal, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.4
 118K
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 ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 7K
Rosewood (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: disturbing, biting, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, false accusation, hanging, massacre, politics, blacks and whites, violence spree, civil rights, danger, injustice ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 2K
City of Hope (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo ...
Style: rough, serious, clever, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: racism, political corruption, drug abuse, politics, urban, lifestyle, society, human nature, law enforcement, americana, parents and children, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prison, death row, gang, gangsters, hopes, human spirit, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, deadly, lethal injection ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 14K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, police, sex, crime, strong sexual content, family problems, deadly, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, law enforcement, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Plot: jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, older woman younger man relationship, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, small town, age difference, father son relationship, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, youth, coming out, injustice, gays and lesbians, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, college, social decay, deadly, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, haunted by the past, anti semitism, politics, crimes, legal action, power relations, legal ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 15K
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, thought provoking, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, frame up, fighting the system, legal action, false accusation, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, murder investigation, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, homosexual, aids, life is a bitch, friendship, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mafia, violence, bedroom, corpse, strike, great depression, crime, vengeance, introspection, labor union, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, dealing with death, crime, courtroom drama, legal, folk hero, deadly, missing child, media ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, arson, violence spree, uncover truth, hostages, nosy, immigrants, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s, 1990s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, on the road, friendship, gang, hopes, family relations, rich and poor, self discovery, injustice, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, tennessee, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 114K
John Q (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, suspenseful, sincere, tense ...
Plot: hostages, hospital, financial problem, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, society, crimes, power relations, doctors and patients, family in crisis, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 81K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, sincere, serious ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, father figure, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, human nature, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 86K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: disturbing, touching, bleak, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, rape, hidden identity, tragic love, sexuality, friendship, small town, gender, disguise, gay slur, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: racism, sheriff, murder, small town, civil rights, police brutality, racial slur, african american, funeral, motel, police, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: rough, realistic, talky, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, love triangle, murder, drink, bar, vendetta, gun, church, priest, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 72K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: realistic, serious, brutal, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, murder, fighting the system, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, tough heroes, rivalry, police brutality, court, prison riot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: domestic violence, murder, legal, vengeance, power relations, social relations, small town life, deadly, family problems, couples, redemption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: labor union, campaign, murder, against humanity, crime, workplace situations, rivalry, rebellion, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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