Movies like North Country

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North Country (2005)
 7.3
 37K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, rough, sincere, factual, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic, sexual ...
Plot: sexual harassment, feminism, rape, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, fighting the system, sexism, against the odds, labor union, financial problem, love, secret, workplace, rapist, single parent, family relations, hopes, society, workplace situations, lawyer, insult, court, working class, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa

Most similar movies to North Country

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, lawyer, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal, courtroom drama and mentor mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like North Country: Philadelphia (1993), Erin Brockovich (2000), The Accused (1988), Norma Rae (1979), Evelyn (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 204K
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, uplifting, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, gay, lawyer, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, terminal illness, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 157K
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: captivating, touching, uplifting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, justice, lawyer, righting the wronged, contamination, relationship vs career, single mother, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 28K
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, injustice, testimony, district attorney, bar, jury, life is a bitch, lawyers and clients, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 9K
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, realistic, serious, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: labor union, small town, working class, fighting the system, against the odds, factory worker, whistleblower, single mother, labor, factory, union, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
 6K
Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, uplifting, bleak, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, christmas, hopes, fighting the system, human spirit, job seeking, family problems, friends, parents separation, life is a bitch, separated ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 32K
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: tense, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, character study, redemption, courtroom, self esteem, fighting the system, injustice, coma, introspection, legal action, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 26K
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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, small town, lawsuit, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, legal, righting the wronged, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., massachusetts, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: labor union, workplace, society, against the odds, human nature, unemployment, heroes, human spirit, racism, life is a bitch, anti heroes, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 34K
Promised Land (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, salesman, campaign, idealism, corporate crimes, hopes, gain trust, reach out, environmental health, powerful corporation, society, corporate world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, texas, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, depressing, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, nun, convent, sexual abuse, punishment, human spirit, life is a bitch, irish, rebellion, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: realistic, biting, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, social worker, children, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, liverpool, paraguay, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, gender, society, dedicated educator, college life, fighting the system, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, graduation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 26K
99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: single father, moral dilemma, real estate agent, financial crisis, construction worker, workplace, human nature, family relations, workplace situations, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, united states, boston, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 135K
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, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, against the odds, single parent, lawyer, parenthood, social worker, custody, arrest, neighbor, judge, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, small town, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, society, courtroom drama, small town life, dishonesty, crimes, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Stand Against Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A popular high school cheerleader finds herself under attack from school officials and friends when she accuses two star football players of sexually molesting her and another cheerleader.
Style: uplifting, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: sexual harassment, high school, life is a bitch, athlete's life, fighting the system, social relations, legal action, unsupportive friend, price of justice, legal, courtroom, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: gloomy, touching, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, drowning, false accusation, small town, testimony, friendship, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, map, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Reason to Believe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sorority gal Charlotte's innocence is lost after she is raped during a frat party. Confused, terrified and shunned by her peers, she finds solace and the courage to confront her attacker after she is befriended by the leader of a campus ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, disturbing, sexual, serious ...
Plot: college, friendship, rape, siblings relations, student life, looking for sex, self discovery, youth, feminism, society, sexual abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: realistic, biting, disturbing, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, courtroom drama, society, legal, domestic disturbance, family relations, crimes, injustice, deadly, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: 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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: deportation, society, courtroom drama, misfit, political corruption, confined, family relations, legal action, siblings relations, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, new york, bangladesh, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: talky, thought provoking, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, legal action, media, journalism, school, rivalry, human spirit, hotshot lawyer, small town life, teachers and students, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 728
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, friendship, urban ghetto, working class, musician's life, lifestyle, feminism, against the odds, society, high school life, neo realism ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 6K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter conflict, cold relationship, idealism, rebellion, dishonesty, fighting the system, righting the wronged, society, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 667
Marie (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, talky
Plot: politics, fighting the system, political corruption, corruption, workplace situations, crimes, power relations, workplace intrigue, uncover truth, blind ambition, state affairs, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, biting, serious ...
Plot: hospital, courtroom drama, car accident, disability, power relations, legal, paralysis, rebellion, human spirit, fighting the system, unfulfillment, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 494
Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: church, fighting the system, dishonesty, social decay, clergy, society, legal action, legal investigation, crimes, dedicated lawyer, power relations, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 733
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: serious, disturbing, sexual, tense, talky ...
Plot: museum, lawsuit, s&m, politics, courtroom, jury, sexual abuse, righting the wronged, rebelliousness, society, courtroom drama, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: divorce, custody battle, lawyer, courtroom, marriage, child custody, selfishness, father son relationship, family problems, family, single father, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 8K
Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, youth, rebellion, prison, tattoo, hostage, teenage girl, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, confined, workplace situations, life is a bitch, price of justice, anti heroes, prison, sexual dysfunction, social decay, criminal heroes, crimes, rehabilitation ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 1950s, year 1957
Place: florida, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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