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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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about legal, life is a bitch, society, injustice, fighting the system, 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.
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: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, racism, rebellion, social differences, injustice, human spirit, discrimination, life is a bitch, society, legal, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: courtroom drama, investigation, legal, dishonesty, crimes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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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, sincere, rough ...
Plot: political corruption, forest, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, rich and poor, corporate crimes, murder, price of justice, human spirit, legal, leadership ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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91%
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, injustice, family problems, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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91%
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Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 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: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, legal, under the surface, family relations, suburbs, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
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88%
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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: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, confined, crimes, society, dishonesty, fugitives, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
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88%
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, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, society, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, rough, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, suburbs, sexual abuse, power relations, couples, track down, couple relations, society, legal, journalism, media, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
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87%
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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, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, legal, false accusation, courtroom drama, rivalry, confined, dedicated lawyer, rebellion, prison life, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
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87%
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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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: against the odds, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, courtroom drama, rivalry, legal action, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer, injustice, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, korea, south korea
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85%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, courtroom drama, injustice, society, crimes, dishonesty, legal, rape, african american, dignity, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, pregnancy, couple relations, woman in danger, legal, danger, domestic disturbance, deadly, unfulfillment, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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84%
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, talky ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, world war two, military life, fighting the system, opposites attract, military, army investigation, ambition, hopes, courtroom drama, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
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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: serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, against the odds, political unrest, courtroom, righting the wronged, injustice, ambition, legal action, hopes, rebellion, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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82%
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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, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
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81%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, talky, sincere
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, graphic violence, workplace situations, price of justice, workplace intrigue, office, woman in danger, idealism, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
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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: serious, contemplative, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, discrimination, false accusation, injustice, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, legal, destiny, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
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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, court, trial, jail, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
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79%
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, society, dishonesty, surveillance, legislation, politics, legal action, trust, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
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79%
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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, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: adoption, black market, social decay, fighting the system, kids in trouble, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, crimes, legal, babies and infants, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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78%
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, crimes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, courtroom drama, legal, deadly, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, usa
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78%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: social misfits, heroes, fighting the system, misfit, legal, life is a bitch, hopes, politics, state affairs, society, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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78%
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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, fighting the system, crimes, society, dishonesty, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, legal, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, crimes, politics, injustice, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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76%
A Life Interrupted (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After Debbie Smith was raped, she didn't take the law into her own hands. She wrote the law... Based on a true story. In 1989, Debbie Smith was living a quiet life as a housewife with her police officer husband, Rob and their two kids, but one ...
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rapist, legislation, rape, legal action, courtroom drama, injustice, dehumanization, legal, society, crimes, life is a bitch, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, crimes, state affairs, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, society, political corruption, political intrigue, workplace situations, tough heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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75%
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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, couples, family problems, negligence, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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74%
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: serious, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, crimes, fighting the system, rebellion, prodigy ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952, 1950s
Place: florida, usa, korea, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, legal action, family relations, righting the wronged, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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