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Chasing Freedom (2004)
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Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced by a growing sense of idealism. Seeking asylum in the United States after years of oppression under the Taliban, Meena desperately wants freedom, and Libby is her only hope. But can Libby deliver?
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, deportation, rebellion, courtroom drama, politics, terrorism, life is a bitch, injustice, legal, idealism, hotshot lawyer, hopes, society, law firm, power relations, intrigue, legal action, misfit, mental institution, graphic violence, family relations, isolation, rivalry, immigrants, confined ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 2001, year 2000, 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, new york, bangladesh, pakistan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, society, legal, fighting the system, rebellion, injustice and courtroom drama mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Chasing Freedom: Afterburn (1992), Daniel (1983), The Exonerated (2005), Citizen Verdict (2003), Judgement in Berlin (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, professor, terrorist, court, terrorism, legal, injustice, power relations, hotshot lawyer, rebellion, legal investigation, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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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 ...
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Plot: aviation, state affairs, dishonesty, hopes, heroes, politics, law enforcement, righting the wronged, legal, fighting the system, rivalry, investigation ...
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, retro ...
Plot: espionage, legal, injustice, racism, politics, betrayal, undercover, state affairs, uncover truth, spy, vietnam war, false accusation ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
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80%
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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
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal ...
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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, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, legal investigation, dishonesty, power relations, courtroom, society, state affairs, fighting the system, law enforcement, rebellion ...
Place: usa, florida
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Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, political
Plot: terrorism, justice, politics, hijacking, legal, legal action, courtroom drama, fighting the system, confined, save the day, culture clash, court ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
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74%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: public health, idealism, ambition, rebellion, uncover truth, fighting the system, against the odds, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, workplace, legal action ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: babies and infants, adoption, black market, sting operation, fighting the system, kids in trouble, social decay, society, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: gothic, serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion versus science, courtroom drama, lawyer, religion, court, small town, courtroom, hopes, dishonesty, idealism, legal action, journalism ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, uncover truth, false accusation, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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66%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: politics, working class, labor union, ambition, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, injustice, rebelliousness, society, legal, workplace ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, rebellion, fighting the system, corporate crime, life is a bitch, society, legal, dishonesty, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice, store ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
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64%
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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, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, dishonesty, injustice, racism, jury, against the odds, dedicated lawyer, legal action, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
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63%
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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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: ira, fighting the system, uncover truth, rebellion, idealism, moral dilemma, social decay, church, society, life is a bitch, legal, tragic hero ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
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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, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, talky ...
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Time: 80s
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
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Plot: intrigue, courtroom drama, italian mafia, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, lynching, life is a bitch, politics, rivalry, rebellion, vengeance ...
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Omagh (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, redemption, uncover truth, human spirit, legal, society, false accusation ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
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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, republican, injustice, hopes, idealism, chaos, americana, state affairs, protest ...
Time: 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: homeless, heroic mission, power relations, injustice, righting the wronged, campaign, hopes, social misfits, state affairs, heroes, legal, misfit ...
Time: 80s
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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, serious, thought provoking, emotional, sad ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, family problems, dishonesty, life is a bitch, legal, legal action, parents and children, plaintiff ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
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50%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: tense, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, social change, prison, racism, politics, society, rebellion, legal, hopes, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
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49%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, rough
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, against the odds, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, lawyer, injustice, legal action, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Original Intent (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Matthew Cameron (Jay Richardson) is a lawyer undergoing a midlife crisis despite having a seemingly perfect life with his wife, advertising executive Jessica (Candy Clark), and his young son. When he champions a homeless shelter facing eviction, his ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
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Time: 90s
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Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
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Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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47%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
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Osama (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Iran
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Teenage girl Osama cuts her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job and support her widowed mother and grandmother. When Osama is called by the Taliban to join school and military training she embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, erotic ...
Plot: museum, art, lawsuit, courtroom, jury, politics, courtroom drama, fighting the system, against the rules, perversion, righting the wronged, legal ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 80s
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.
Style: serious, thought provoking, sincere, touching, art house ...
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43%
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Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: gay, lgbt, murder, criminal lawyer, gay slur, false accusation, courtroom drama, siblings relations, interracial relations, racism, police corruption, injustice ...
Time: 50s
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42%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: controversial, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, abortion, abortion rights, family relations, pregnancy, injustice, rebellion, state affairs, fighting the system, life is a bitch, babies and infants, society ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
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