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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, gender, gays and lesbians, deadly, graphic violence, homosexual, gay interest
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, wisconsin

Most similar movies to Anatomy of a Hate Crime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, society, injustice, crimes, murder, social decay and youth 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: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: gay lead character, gay slur, murder, gays and lesbians, social decay, courtroom drama, juvenile delinquency, legal action, society, legal, life is a bitch, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, captivating, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, society, introspection, crimes, social decay, discrimination, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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62%
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, society, prostitute, sexual abuse, danger, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, the philippines, asia
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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: emotional, serious, rough, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: journalism, murder, social decay, teenage life, uncover truth, juvenile delinquency, racism, idealism, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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39%
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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, disturbing, sincere, serious
Plot: racism, small town, social decay, fighting the system, investigation, social differences, society, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, human spirit, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
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, thought provoking, serious, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, black market, social decay, fighting the system, kids in trouble, crimes, life is a bitch, legal, injustice, babies and infants, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: realistic, serious, controversial, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, legal action, state affairs, boss and employee, crime, gays and lesbians, army investigation, power relations, legal, assassination, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: captivating, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: rapist, murder, elderly, parents and children, estrangement, crimes, family relations, gender, deadly, dedication, introspection, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
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35%
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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: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, legal, society, dishonesty, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: orphan, life is a bitch, society, social decay, youth, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
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31%
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Rollercoaster (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 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: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, curses spells and rituals, friendship, life is a bitch, drug abuse, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, human nature, theme park, society, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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30%
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13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed ...
Style: disturbing, touching, thought provoking, emotional, serious ...
Plot: spanish civil war, social decay, false accusation, woman in danger, injustice, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, political unrest, idealism, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain
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29%
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: disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: racism, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, parents and children, injustice, rebellion, legal, society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, 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, disturbing, bleak, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, sin, hypocrisy, crimes, life is a bitch, society, deadly, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, couples, crimes, deadly, dentist, love triangle, under the surface, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: trial, investigation, courtroom drama, murder, obsession, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, one last case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
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27%
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: disturbing, sexual, sexy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, coming out, injustice, society, gender, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, confined, gays and lesbians, reformatory, sex ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Not Today (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, uplifting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: hopes, human spirit, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, injustice, danger, youth, family problems, obsessive quest, escapades, prostitute, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: serious, rough, psychological, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, courtroom drama, law enforcement, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, crime, dedicated lawyer, society, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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: legal, murder, hotshot lawyer, uncover truth, crimes, siblings relations, life is a bitch, legal investigation, racism, dedicated lawyer, gays and lesbians, interracial relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
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25%
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: touching, sexy, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: college, friendship, rape, frat party, injustice, animal life, strong sexual content, couples, sexual abuse, feminism, society, student life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, false accusation, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, parents and children, legal action, injustice, reunion, legal, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, courtroom drama, society, dishonesty, corporate crimes, life is a bitch, legal, religions or cults, injustice, store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, siblings relations, courtroom drama, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, deadly, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: sexual abuse, social decay, woman in danger, rich and poor, life is a bitch, sexual harassment, family relations, city life, urban ghetto life, youth, gender, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: racism, murder, injustice, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, law enforcement, social decay, society, crimes, life is a bitch, police brutality, police corruption ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
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23%
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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: serious, rough, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: social decay, juvenile delinquency, teenage rebellion, society, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, realism, teen angst, friendship between boys, troubled youth, hoodlum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young man drops out of college to fix his family when he senses something is terribly wrong at home.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, estrangement, family problems, family life, social decay, curses spells and rituals, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, misfit, unemployment, social misfits, society, family relations, family problems, homelessness, character change, disorder, unfulfillment
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida
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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, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gays and lesbians, love and romance, love affair, friendship, teenage love, gender, couples, youth, teenage life, human nature, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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23%