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Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
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Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan Fletcher), who left their victim to die. Flashbacks paint a picture of Shepard's life and provide insight into why the killers, who initially set out to rob the young man, would commit such a brutal murder.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, controversial, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, society, gay slur, hate crime, coming out, college, injustice, crime, graphic violence, gender, gays and lesbians, deadly, homosexual, gay interest
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, society, crimes, injustice, murder, youth and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and History genres. Some movies like Anatomy of a Hate Crime: The Matthew Shepard Story (2002), Blood Done Sign My Name (2010), Lilet Never Happened (2012), Our America (2002), Jasper, Texas (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: gay slur, gay lead character, murder, gays and lesbians, social decay, courtroom drama, legal action, society, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, legal, gay bashing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, crimes, injustice, social decay, introspection, discrimination, society, life is a bitch, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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61%
Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, danger, prostitute, society, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
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Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, uncover truth, teenage life, social decay, life is a bitch, idealism, racism, human spirit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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38%
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Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, investigation, fighting the system, african american, injustice, human spirit, murder, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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38%
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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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35%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, gays and lesbians, society, legal investigation, assassination, army investigation, against the rules, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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35%
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Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, elderly, murder, rapist, parents and children, society, gender, family relations, crimes, estrangement, deadly, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
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33%
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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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32%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
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32%
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The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, society, youth, mental illness, teenage life, mental institution, injustice, power relations, win over, confined, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
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31%
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Rollercoaster (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In pursuit of fantasy, five teenagers hop the fence of a now defunct amusement park. While apparently a mindless diversion, for two of them the park is the setting for a more fatal bid at escape.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Plot: amusement park, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, gays and lesbians, society, drug abuse, friends, theme park, kids in trouble, curses spells and rituals, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
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30%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, couples, family problems, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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28%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: murder, gay slur, small town, politics, hypocrisy, sin, interview, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, injustice, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
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28%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: court, trial, investigation, courtroom drama, obsession, murder, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, courtroom, true crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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27%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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27%
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Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Caden Welles is living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream … until his eyes are opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers ...
Style: disturbing, sentimental, suspenseful, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: hopes, kids in trouble, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, obsessive quest, danger, injustice, family problems, prostitute, escapades, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, injustice, parents and children, crimes, society, legal, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, opposites attract, gays and lesbians, legal investigation, dishonesty, crimes, rebellion, investigation, society, conspiracy, interracial relations, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
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26%
A Reason to Believe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sorority gal Charlotte's innocence is lost after she is raped during a frat party. Confused, terrified and shunned by her peers, she finds solace and the courage to confront her attacker after she is befriended by the leader of a campus ...
Style: sexual, touching, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, college, rape, frat party, betrayal, life is a bitch, society, youth, looking for sex, student life, self discovery, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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25%
Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, gender, social misfits, discrimination, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
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25%
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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24%
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Sus (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, injustice, social decay, society, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police brutality, death of wife ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
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24%
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Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, society, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, realism, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
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24%
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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23%
The Consequence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life together but, no one will leave them alone.
Style: psychological, sexual, bleak, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: prison, coming out, reformatory, confined, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, injustice, fall in love, lover ...
Time: 70s
Place: munich germany
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The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, society, murder, vandalism, violence, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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23%
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The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, incest, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gender, youth, love affair, teenage love, friendship, couples, self discovery, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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23%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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23%
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
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