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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, 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 police department for failing to protect her.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: legal, crimes, couple relations, sexual abuse, fighting the system, legal action, injustice, life is a bitch, family problems, society, strong female presence, woman in danger, lawsuit, courtroom drama, domestic disturbance, police, courtroom, abusive husband, marital abuse
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: connecticut

Most similar movies to A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about legal, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, injustice, crimes and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story: The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Just Ask My Children (2001), Family Sins (2004), I Want to Live (1983), Heart of the Beholder (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, society, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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95%
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: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, discrimination, human spirit, racism, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, reunion, parents and children, family problems, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: political corruption, rebellion, workplace, society, fighting the system, legal, heroes, leadership, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, corporate crimes ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, family problems, dishonesty, legal, under the surface, criminal heroes, eccentric family, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, society, crime, deadly, crimes, confined, fighting the system, legal, dishonesty, fugitives, life is a bitch, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, legal, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Unspeakable Acts (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two psychologist try to demonstrate that a man is a pedophile and has abused many children.
Style: tense, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suburbs, courtroom, power relations, couple relations, track down, media, legal, journalism, deadly, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, society, rivalry, legal action, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, confined, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
If Someone Had Known (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, woman in danger, couple relations, courtroom drama, pregnancy, spouse killer, couples, family problems, deadly, legal, domestic disturbance, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, courtroom drama, injustice, crimes, society, dishonesty, legal, rape, african american, justice, dignity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, world war two, courtroom, military life, athlete's life, ambition, military, dedicated lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom drama, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, rebellion, dishonesty, crimes, state affairs, law enforcement, legal, workplace, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, realistic, thought provoking, talky
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 ⇓
83%
 6.4
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, confined, legal, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, legal, crimes, dishonesty, fighting the system, society, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa, france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.0
 555
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: serious, disturbing, contemplative, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, discrimination, false accusation, injustice, state affairs, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, destiny, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Louisiana woman discovers that a trusted neighbor has installed video surveillance equipment in her home to spy on her family. As a result, the real-life Wilson lobbied for a 1999 state law passed in nine other states since making video voyeurism ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: espionage, mysterious character, obsession, family problems, dishonesty, society, surveillance, legislation, politics, legal action, neighbor, trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, social decay, fighting the system, kids in trouble, dishonesty, babies and infants, life is a bitch, legal, society, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: fighting the system, state affairs, politics, hopes, society, legal, misfit, heroes, life is a bitch, social misfits, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, dishonesty, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, price of justice, against the odds, legal, life is a bitch, ambition, society, injustice, human spirit, working class, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, missing person, uncover truth, injustice, political intrigue, political unrest, price of justice, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, rise to the top, crimes, blind ambition, life is a bitch, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, fighting the system, profanity, tough heroes, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: campaign, labor union, murder, election, union, society, workplace, politics, media, life is a bitch, rebellion, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
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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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: public health, idealism, against the odds, uncover truth, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, injustice, negligence, family problems, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, prison, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, rebellion, prodigy, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952
Place: florida, usa, korea, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 313
Snap Decision (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One mother must fight back to prove her innocence or lose her children.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, family relations, injustice, legal, dishonesty, legal action, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%