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Close-Up (1990)
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Close-Up (1990)
Original name: کلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves.
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, avant garde
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, cons and scams, fighting the system, legal, filmmaking, reporter, filmmaker, mistaken identity, injustice, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, society, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry, lawsuit, celebrity culture, movie business, reenactment, new wave, courtroom drama, motorcycle, soldier, court ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tehran iran, iran

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and thought provoking films with plots about crimes, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, courtroom drama, society and courtroom mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Close-Up: ...and justice for all. (1979), Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010), The Chameleon (2010), Unbowed (2011), Omar Killed Me (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, moral dilemma, price of justice, lawyers and clients, injustice, false accusation, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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100%
Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ranging from a talk show host to a Pentagon Advisor ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: dishonesty, hidden identity, criminal heroes, family relations, cons and scams, track down, parents and children, love and romance, disorder, impersonation, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Chameleon (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The amazing true story of Frédéric Bourdin, who after having plundered all the centers for runaway minors and deliquents in Europe, even thought he has come of age, now passes himself off as Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old American who had ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: fbi, uncover truth, mystery, hidden identity, dishonesty, cons and scams, parents and children, family life, family relations, sibling relationship, impostor, missing son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 594
Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, society, judge, court, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Omar Killed Me (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, prison, courtroom, investigation, false accusation, amateur detective, social misfits, fighting the system, injustice, prison life, courtroom drama, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1994, year 1991
Place: france, europe, french riviera, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 662
Legalese (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a sexy actress is charged with murder, a charming celebrity lawyer uses trickery to defend her against the press as well as the prosecution
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: neighbor, unfaithful husband, courtroom drama, who done it, media, rivalry, legal, society, legal action, hotshot lawyer, fighting the system, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: rough, sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal, strong female presence, crimes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal action, society, domestic disturbance, lawsuit, family problems, injustice, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: death sentence, electric chair, courtroom drama, immigrants, politics, anarchism, true crime, miscarriage of justice, anarchist, italian immigrant, political persecution, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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VIPs (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: escapades, dishonesty, crimes, ambition, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, hidden identity, society, mistaken identity, celebrity culture, forgery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
American Cousins (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin, but he isn't the tough guy they'd expected. Gino and Settimo try to repay Roberto's hospitality by chasing off a debt ...
Style: rough, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, chase, criminal heroes, cafe, hitman, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, political corruption, conspiracy, politics, bank, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, gangsters, manipulations, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, switzerland, palermo italy, new york, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
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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 ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
44%
 7.1
 3K
The Verdict (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his wife's murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc will do everything in his power to stop it from happening... He is going to take justice into his own hands and will then compete with the constitutional state which let him ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: justice, legal, legal action, injustice, life is a bitch, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, courtroom, court, trial, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
No One Killed Jessica (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A reporter teams up with the sister of a murdered model in order to bring her case justice.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, uncover truth, investigation, fighting the system, loss of sibling, model, hidden truth, buried truth, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, new delhi, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 867
Fort Apache (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, tense
Plot: journalism, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, society, danger, idealism, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, courtroom drama, injustice, society, crimes, dishonesty, legal, rape, african american, morality, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: clever, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, legal, deadly, investigation, crime, confined, private detective, dishonesty, obsessive quest, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Mar'caux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, injustice, broken family, imprisonment, police brutality, lawyer, judge, life turned upside down, courtroom drama, false accusation of rape, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Crime of the Century (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, missing person, dishonesty, babies and infants, legal action, law enforcement, fighting the system, false accusation, prison, murder, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, mind game, law enforcement, parents and children, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, life is a bitch, false accusation, investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: bleak, sincere, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, campaign, murder, election, union, state affairs, workplace, society, against humanity, fighting the system, politics, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 844
Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, judge, courtroom, state affairs, scapegoat, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.8
 14K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, racism, rebellion, social differences, injustice, human spirit, discrimination, life is a bitch, society, legal, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 43K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, 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, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, court, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
35%
Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film was made in Iran. The protagonist looks almost like Charlie Chaplain. He is given a chance to make films for the emperor. There are many scenes of people running on and off of movie screens, and in and out of old kinetiscope projectors. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, filmmaker, politics, satire, starlet, cinematographer, censorship, movie camera, lifestyle, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: iran, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
An Affirmative Act (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "An Affirmative Act" is pro-gay marriage film, starring Charles Durning, Eric Etebari, Costas Mandylor, Rachael Robbins, and Blanche Baker, about a lesbian couple where one pretends to be a man in order for the two to get married and equal ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, legal action, fighting the system, courtroom drama, discrimination, legislation, gender, society, injustice, family relations, righting the wronged, adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 585
Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: disturbing, serious, contemplative, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, discrimination, false accusation, injustice, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, legal, destiny, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%