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A Private Matter (1992)
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A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: tense, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, controversial
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, courtroom drama, politics, racism, human spirit, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice, fighting the system, legal, social differences, society, babies and infants, strong female presence, doctors and patients, against the odds, state affairs, couple relations, children, abortion, baby, husband wife relationship, tv host, scandal ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, society, injustice, fighting the system, rebellion, legal and hopes mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like A Private Matter: Katherine (1975), ...First Do No Harm (1997), Mandela and de Klerk (1997), Freedom Song (2000), The Exonerated (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, politics, militant, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, political unrest, teenage life, female protagonist, protest ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1972, year 1969 ...
Place: guatemala, san francisco, peru
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95%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, bittersweet, family problems, child illness, family in crisis, death in the family, doctors and patients, against the odds, small town, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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95%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, political unrest, false accusation, injustice, congress, righting the wronged, heroes, hopes, against humanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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92%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, injustice, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion, society ...
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86%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: public health, fighting the system, ambition, rebellion, uncover truth, against the odds, idealism, workplace, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, injustice, uncover truth, racism, betrayal, politics, undercover, state affairs, vietnam war, false accusation, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, price of justice, against the odds, society, life is a bitch, ambition, legal, working class, racism, human nature, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: campaign, righting the wronged, injustice, power relations, heroic mission, human spirit, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, politics, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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72%
American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but ...
Style: serious, sentimental, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, testimony, injustice, racism, courtroom drama, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, legal, single mother, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, sincere, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, legal, politics, jury, hopes, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Baby for Sale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, black market, fighting the system, kids in trouble, social decay, legal, dishonesty, crimes, babies and infants, life is a bitch, society, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, gender, ego clash, hopes, breakup, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: working class, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, injustice, society, politics, workplace, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: captivating, bleak, rough, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, courtroom, injustice, righting the wronged, state affairs, life is a bitch, crimes, legal, rebellion, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: talky, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, suburbs, courtroom drama, civil rights, religions or cults, injustice, racism, small town life, genocide, culture clash, small town, anti semitism ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, fighting the system, rebellion, corporate crime, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: civil rights movement, fighting the system, civil disobedience, racism, rebellion, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, discrimination, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, child abuse, custody battle, doctor, female doctor, foster home, stethoscope, telephone ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, friendship, social differences, interracial relations, society, working class, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, nurse, youth, babies and infants, nanny, tragic hero, single parent, life is a bitch, gender, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Omagh (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie starts at the 1998 bomb attack by the Real IRA at Omagh, Northern Ireland. The attack killed 31 people. Michael Gallagher one of the relatives of the victims starts an examination to bring the people responsible to court.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, legal, society, uncover truth, false accusation, redemption, human spirit ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, emotional, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, injustice, idealism, life is a bitch, politics, terrorism, hotshot lawyer, hopes, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2000, september 11 2001
Place: new york, afghanistan, bangladesh, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing
Plot: racism, small town, investigation, fighting the system, social differences, social decay, african american, society, crimes, life is a bitch, human spirit, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, discrimination, social decay, introspection, injustice, society, life is a bitch, crimes, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, rebelliousness, family relations, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, follow your dream, single parent, interracial relations, racial discrimination ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%