Movies like Longford

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Longford
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: jazz, confined, prison, society, serial killer, friendship, prison life, religions or cults, campaign, crimes, deadly, family relations, friends, child killer, judge, humiliation, priest, letter, trial, reporter, politician, cruelty, lawyer, victim, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, manchester, yorkshire
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Goodfellas
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
146 min.
 8.7
Oz
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
55 min.
 8.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and dramatic films with plots about death, murder, runaway, corruption, prison, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Longford: Dead Man Walking (1995), Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995), Infamous (2006), Bronson (2008), An American Crime (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dead Man Walking
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
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Killer: A Journal of Murder
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
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Infamous
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: talky, witty, tense, serious, sincere ...
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Bronson
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: disturbing, stylized, surreal, serious, rough ...
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An American Crime
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: disturbing, serious, gloomy, rough, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, crime, guilt, murder, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, courtroom, sexual abuse, brutality, domestic disturbance, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, usa
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Capote
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
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Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious ...
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In Cold Blood
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Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
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Steal This Movie
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, woodstock, pentagon, manhattan new york city ...
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    User:   46%
 
Midnight Express
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Turkey, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
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J. Edgar
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, realistic, factual ...
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Time: 1930s, 1960s, 20s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new jersey, united states, washington d.c.
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Goodfellas
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: stylized, realistic, dark humor, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: new york, usa, florida, bronx new york city
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In the Name of the Father
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
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The Iceman
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Jamesy Boy
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted ...
Style: serious, rough, sincere, realistic
Plot: prison, crime, prison life, confined, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, power relations, friends, redemption, criminal, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Big Eyes
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, captivating, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: art, greed, marriage, courtroom, creativity, unsupportive spouse, justice, destiny, manipulation, ambition, couple relations, plagiarism ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: san francisco, california, hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii
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Oz
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, crime, confined, crimes, danger, misfit, deadly, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
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Some Mother's Son
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: prison, politics, betrayal, irish, british, justice, death, dedicated lawyer, lawyer, murder, maze, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
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System:   36%
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The Baader Meinhof Complex
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: realistic, bleak, intellectual, serious, rough ...
Plot: idealism, terrorism, politics, rebellion, german, fighting the system, revolution, brutality, violence, capitalism, assassination, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1977, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, east germany, west germany ...
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
Prick Up Your Ears
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, clever, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: gay, murder, death, obsession, male nudity, prodigy, mental illness, relationships, life & death, homosexuality, character study, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1964, 1960s ...
Place: england, europe, london, brighton, morocco ...
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Chopper
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, stylized, cynical, serious ...
Plot: crime, prison, violence, brutality, australian, blood, drinking, murder, drugs/alcohol, violent, gangsters, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia
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 7.6
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Sleepers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, dramatic, rough ...
Plot: crime, sexual abuse, child abuse, courtroom drama, vengeance, friendship, childhood, lawyer, court, rape, torture, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
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System:   35%
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84 Charing Cross Road
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a humorous script-reader in her New York apartment sees an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature for a bookstore in London that does mail order, she begins a very special correspondence and friendship with Frank Doel, the bookseller who works ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, romance, book, love, human nature, literature, loneliness, love story, unlikely friendships, relationships, fall in love, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, new york, europe, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
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The Hurricane
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, fighting the system, racism, friendship, boxing, freedom, prejudice, police corruption, murder, sport, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
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Money
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to ...
Style: bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, crimes, crime, betrayal, life is a bitch, forgery, murder, frame up, heist, teenage life, injustice, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
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System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
Birdman of Alcatraz
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, redemption, birds, murder, rehabilitation, warden, fighting the system, corruption, human spirit, mentor, death penalty ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, kansas
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System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
 7.7
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Vera Drake
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, working class, idealism, police investigation, poverty, drinking, family in crisis, realism, injustice, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, london, europe, melbourne australia, burma ...
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System:   32%
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Veronica Guerin
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
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Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
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