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Strip Search (2004)
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Strip Search (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic, political
Plot: terrorism, investigation, captivity, life is a bitch, manipulation, confined, government agency, male nudity, politics, prison, lawyer, bdsm, intrigue, humiliation, freedom, state affairs, female nudity, male full rear nudity, american abroad, legal, interrogation, nudity (full frontal - brief), female full frontal nudity, pubic hair, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, confined, crimes and legal mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Strip Search: The War Within (2005), Boxed (2002), Fast-Walking (1982), Policeman (2011), Down Came a Blackbird (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, injustice, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, crimes, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, couple relations, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, paris france, usa, europe, france ...
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Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ira, fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, idealism, social decay, moral dilemma, society, terrorism, legal, clergy, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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75%
 6.4
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Fast-Walking (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dirty corrections officer gets involved in a murder plot involving one of the inmates.
Style: political, suspense, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: prison, woman with a gun, murder, corrupt, revolutionary, security guard, escape, stoners, militant, confined, crimes, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, oregon
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74%
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Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, biting ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, state affairs, fighting the system, terrorism, rebellion, social decay, swat team, society, crimes, social differences, rebelliousness, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: clinic, kidnapping, distopia, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, confined, journalism, survival, on the run, against humanity ...
Time: 90s
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69%
 5.0
 249
First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, confined, social relations, wilderness, snow, party, innocence lost, female nudity, lesbian sex, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: political, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, talky ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom drama, jewish, aging, lawyer, suburbs, civil rights, injustice, religions or cults, wartime life, anti semitism, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 476
The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: cannibalism, life is a bitch, captivity, prison life, re-education, starvation, politics, against humanity, confined, state affairs, society, death ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prison, survival, rebellion, confined, human spirit, prison life, exhaustion, politics, society, religions or cults, captivity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 50s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, professor, terrorist, court, terrorism, legal, power relations, injustice, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, political
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, rebelliousness, price of justice, militant, injustice ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, politics, anti war, state affairs, society, political unrest, world war one, archive footage, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
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The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, political
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, injustice, republican, idealism, hopes, chaos, americana, state affairs, protest ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Andersonville Trial (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, lawyer, legal, military, courtroom, prison, confined, life is a bitch, legal investigation, army investigation, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, cover up, manipulation, political intrigue, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society, legal, ambition, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
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Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, disturbing
Plot: prison, couple relations, confined, family relations, prison life, parents and children, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, woman, visitation rights ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: court, courtroom drama, investigation, murder, obsession, legal, crimes, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, lifetime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: human trafficking, sex slavery, kidnapping, confined, life is a bitch, society, crimes, on the road, rape, brutality, abduction, russian immigrant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, legal, injustice, uncover truth, racism, betrayal, politics, undercover, state affairs, vietnam war, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 420
Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, gay, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, power relations, prison life, confined, fighting the system, going straight, sexual abuse, murder, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Phantom Images (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A filmmaker continues shooting his film after his funding is pulled.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gender, gays and lesbians, dying, filmmaking, male nudity, filmmaker, gay lead character, gay sex, race, morphine, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: political, art house, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kurd, juvenile delinquency, prison life, holocaust, sex crime, traumatic childhood, social injustice, politics, child abuse, revolutionary, kids in trouble, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: kurdistan, turkey, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, crimes, society, dishonesty, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, mccarthyism, courtroom, lawyer, communism, courtroom drama, intrigue, politics, cold war, usa politics, graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: washington d.c., france, usa, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Language of the Enemy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American Jewish man visiting Jerusalem for the funeral of his father gets sucked into a world of violent intrigue after meeting a mysterious, beautiful Palestinian woman.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, talky ...
Plot: terrorism, political unrest, politics, couples, undercover, unfulfillment, society, american, femme fatale, life turned upside down, intrigue, israeli palestinian conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ramchand: The Untouchable Pakistani (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a actual events, the story is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan at a time of extreme war like tension between the 2 countries and end up spending 5 years ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: hindu, border, confined, life is a bitch, injustice, family problems, prison life, parents and children, wartime life, missing person, prison, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, society, crimes, politics, satire, minister, artists and showbiz, media, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%