Movies like You Don't Know Jack

If you like "You Don't Know Jack" you are looking for emotional, thought provoking and serious movies about / with terminal illness, suicide, suffering, lawyer, district attorney, judge and moral dilemma themes of Biography and Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
 7.6
 27K
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning actor Al Pacino brings “Dr. Death” to life in an all-new HBO Films presentation: You Don’t Know Jack, directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, compassionate, intense, talky, intellectual, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, lawyer, district attorney, judge, moral dilemma, murder, legal action, against the rules, historical figure, grief, protest, euthanasia, pain, morality, media manipulation, eccentricity, greed, justice, survival, police investigation, twists & turns, idealism, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california

Most similar movies to You Don't Know Jack

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about hopes, lawyer, life is a bitch, mentor, redemption, justice and storytelling mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like You Don't Know Jack: The Sea Inside (2004), Puncture (2011), Flash of Genius (2008), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Awakenings (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 77K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, lawyer, freedom, dignity, mercy killing, wheelchair, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, understanding ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, galicia, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 23K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, against the odds, public health, righting the wronged, fighting the system, legal action, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999, year 1995, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, underdog, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 60s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 122K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, hopes, mental institution, coma, hospital, illness, patient, doctor, fighting illness, treatment, cure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 172K
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: inspirational, captivating, factual, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: against the odds, contamination, justice, lawyer, relationship vs career, single mother, family relations, righting the wronged, court, ambition, society, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, injustice, courtroom drama, crimes, society, dishonesty, legal, rape, african american, justice, dignity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: fighting the system, underdog, americana, designer, ambition, state affairs, obsessive quest, dishonesty, courtroom drama, corruption, visionary, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, future, 1950s ...
Place: usa, detroit, chicago illinois, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 64K
Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: tv show, cheating, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, contests and competitions, media, ethics, fame, prejudice, advertising, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, political unrest, against the odds, injustice, righting the wronged, courtroom, ambition, legal action, hopes, rebellion, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 35K
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, courtroom, redemption, character study, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, dishonesty, introspection, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
 286K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 158K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, journalist, corruption, paranoia, fear, cover up, lawsuit, layoff, ethics, public health ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iran, south carolina, washington d.c., mississippi, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recently widowed, small-time hustler struggles to raise his two teenage daughters on his own and still make a dishonest living in 1950s Indiana.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, human nature, down on your luck, cons and scams, life is a bitch, betrayal, single parent, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: indiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: trial, arson, court, justice, lawyer, fighting the system, freedom, legal, prison, false accusation, death penalty, hopes ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hospital, courtroom drama, car accident, disability, unfulfillment, misfit, legal, power relations, paralysis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 221K
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, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, terminal illness, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, gay, judiciary, lgbt, hiv, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, surgery, racism, university, patient, racial prejudice, human spirit, blacks and whites, african american, talented, ambition ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, hospital, school, unfulfillment, hopes, gender, life is a bitch, best friends, youth, tragic hero, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 163K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, politics, murder, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, phoenix arizona, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 11K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, family life, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, child birth, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: sincere, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, society, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, media, ambition, life is a bitch, rise to the top, politics, crimes, campaign ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, coma, lawyer, law student, crimes, uncover truth, murder, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, legal action, dedicated lawyer, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 951
Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, hopes, doctors and patients, terminal illness, ego clash, doctor, radiation, life is a bitch, child illness, power relations, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 7K
Phil Spector (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, controversial, based on true events
Plot: showbiz, legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, artists and showbiz, murder, scandal, husband wife relationship, violence against women, prosecution, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963, year 1944, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 1K
Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, injustice, political corruption, terminal illness, americana, introspection, rebellion, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1951, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, disability, paralysis, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, tragic event, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, nepal, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, death, life is a bitch, terminal illness, gay slur, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, amsterdam, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Related movie lists