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Difret (2014)
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Difret (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Ethiopia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village the practice of abduction into marriage is common and one of Ethiopia’s oldest traditions. Meaza Ashenafi, an empowered and tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between enforcing civil authority and abiding by customary law, risking the ongoing work of her women’s legal aid practice to save Hirut’s life.
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: injustice, fighting the system, legal investigation, false accusation, against the odds, righting the wronged, human rights, life is a bitch, legal, ambition, dishonesty, hopes, dedicated lawyer, women's rights, murder, teenage girl, tradition, self defense, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, strong female presence, child in peril, power relations, child abduction, death sentence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: ethiopia

Most similar movies to Difret

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, legal, injustice, hopes, courtroom drama, dishonesty and society mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Difret: Omar Killed Me (2011), Heavens Fall (2006), The Attorney (2013), Alleged (2010), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, prison, courtroom, investigation, false accusation, social misfits, fighting the system, amateur detective, legal, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1991
Place: france, french riviera, europe, cannes
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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
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86%
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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: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, against the odds, courtroom drama, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, legal action, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, legal, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: idealism, moral dilemma, rivalry, ambition, fighting the system, righting the wronged, injustice, couples, courtroom drama, against the odds, price of justice, rebellion ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, justice, legal investigation, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, racial violence, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, injustice, rebellion, family reunited, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe, south australia, london, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, courtroom, legal, prison life, courtroom drama, injustice, righting the wronged, power relations, rebellion, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 8K
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: touching, thought provoking, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, against the odds, family relations, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, injustice, discrimination, false accusation, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, righting the wronged, power relations, destiny ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, crimes, society, injustice, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, rape, african american, morality, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, family problems, injustice, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, parents and children, plaintiff ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, legal, courtroom, injustice, family problems, dishonesty, law enforcement, estrangement, false accusation, police corruption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: captivating, serious, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, courtroom, injustice, righting the wronged, ambition, legal action, political unrest, against the odds, civil action, legal, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The 13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: spanish civil war, injustice, social decay, false accusation, woman in danger, false arrest, betrayal, society, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain
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The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: domestic violence, murder, marital rape, social relations, couples, injustice, family problems, power relations, strong female presence, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
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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
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Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, frame up, mystery, who done it, legal action, injustice, wrongfully committed, courtroom drama, power relations, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, drug dealing, legal, prison, righting the wronged, fighting the system, wrong place wrong time, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, crimes, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, compassionate, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: court, lawyer, arson, justice, fighting the system, death sentence, hopes, false accusation, freedom, prison, legal, injustice ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: fighting the system, civil disobedience, civil rights movement, racism, social differences, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, human spirit, life is a bitch, legal, society ...
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Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
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38%
The Last Sentence (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Renowned journalist Torgny Segerstedt declares war against Hitler as he criticizes Swedish politicians who tried to look away from the tyranny of the Nazis with the good excuse of “neutralism”. His only weapon is his pen and his life is full of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, journalism, human spirit, fascism, life is a bitch, political unrest, fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, state affairs, against the odds, media ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
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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: serious, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, injustice, crimes, folk hero, dishonesty, life is a bitch, death in the family, courtroom drama, dealing with death, legal, journalism ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, judge, courtroom, cave, graphic violence, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: white male black female relationship, interracial relations, racism, wedding, fighting the system, marriage, interracial marriage, miscegenation, couples, injustice, power relations, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
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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, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%