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Harry's War (1981)
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Harry's War (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his aunt dies of a heart attack while fighting the IRS, Harry Johnson decides to take up the cause.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: politics, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice, fighting the system, legal, vengeance, rivalry, society, store, ambition, small town, social relations, courtroom, against the odds, small town life, state affairs, tank, internal revenue service, freedom fighter, gun
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and thought provoking films with plots about society, fighting the system, small town, life is a bitch, hopes, politics and rebellion mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Harry's War: First Monday in October (1981), Inherit the Wind (1999), Running Mates (2000), Article 99 (1992), Afterburn (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, legal, workplace romance, courtroom drama, politics, romance, unlikely couple, fighting the system, rivalry, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
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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: captivating, thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, power relations, religions or cults, injustice, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, media, fighting the system, legal, society ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america
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Running Mates (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A governor running for President gets revealed to be a serial philanderer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, politics, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, lifestyle, love affair, political intrigue, democrat, workplace, society, head of state ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, michigan
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83%
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Article 99 (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Sturgess leads a team of compassionate doctors at a veteran's hospital. Along with Drs. Morgan, Handleman and Van Dorn, he fights to deliver adequate care to needy veterans in the face of funding cuts and a corrupt administration. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, biting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, surgery, patient, doctor, disability, politics, surgeon, injustice, power relations, legal, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: kansas, usa, new jersey, iraq
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82%
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, righting the wronged, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth ...
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78%
Very Well, Thank You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tough lives of two ordinary individuals: Alex, an accountant and his wife BĂ©atrice, a taxi driver.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, biting, suspense
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, fighting the system, injustice, society, wrongfully committed, satire, loss of job, husband wife relationship, mental institution, taxi driver, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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78%
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Mayor Cupcake (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hard-working cupcake maker is inadvertently elected mayor of a small town burdened with debt. Uneducated, she relies on her street smarts to clean up the town.
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rise to the top, campaign, society, small town life, family life, ambition, uneducated, family relations, parents and children, small town, family, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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74%
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Grassroots (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general ...
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: ambition, satire, unemployment, politics, against the odds, society, friends, campaign, political campaign, election campaign, campaigning, underdog ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, fighting the system, rebellion, religions or cults, injustice, corporate crime, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
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72%
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Nowhere (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a country (alluded to be Chile) under dictatorship, a police night raid comes up with a few usual anti-regime suspects. They are sent to a camp in the middle of nowhere. Their friends on the outside start to plan their escape.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: politics, society, dictator, political prisoner, escape, isolation, rebelliousness, abduction, kidnapping, army, dictatorship, male nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, italy, chile
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68%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: price of justice, against the odds, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, working class, racism, human nature, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
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65%
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Son of Morning (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young copywriter becomes the most famous man on the planet, overnight, when he is mistaken as the next messiah.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, futuristic
Plot: ambition, journalism, society, hopes, church, hotel, catastrophe, miraculous event, save the planet, lovers reunited, environmentalism, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Toughest Man in the World (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mr. T's first starring made-for-TV movie role has him playing a tough and scowling, but softhearted, nightclub bouncer who finds himself involved with a bunch of kids after being conned into taking over a youth center.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: competition, power relations, urban ghetto, youth, hopes, underdog, aging, contests and competitions, athlete's life, gangsters, going straight, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Free the Nipple (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An army of passionate women launch a revolution to "Free the Nipple" and decriminalize the female body. Based on a true story, this mass movement of topless women, armed with First Amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national ...
Style: humorous, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: revolution, society, battle of the sexes, rebelliousness, fighting the system, rebellion, against the rules, feminism, female protagonist, journalist, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa, new york
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61%
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Julian Po (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out in frustration, that he is there to kill himself.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, dark humor, on the road, small town life, human nature, friendship, clergy, society, misfit, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Hothead (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Delightful French comedy about a talented soccer player whose foul temper causes him to be cut from the team, lose his job and even be banned from his favorite bar.
Style: biting, suspense, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: false accusation, small town, against the odds, unemployment, vengeance, small town life, bus, injustice, life is a bitch, underdog, fighting the system, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
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Mr. North (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: witch doctor, small town, small town life, social differences, healing power, social relations, society, supernatural ability, riding a bicycle, arrest, newlyweds, boarding house ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: rhode island, usa
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59%
The Navigators (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, friendship, society, fighting the system, workplace, life is a bitch, working class, human spirit, workplace intrigue, injustice, corporate crimes, realism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Beynelmilel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is 80's Turkey, local musicians of Adiyaman are hired by the military and trained to welcome one of the forceful generals of coup regime.
Style: humorous, emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: military, music band, political unrest, rebellion, musician's life, small town, politics, small town life, state affairs, rebelliousness, artists and showbiz, musician ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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57%
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Cowboys (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Six men, one woman (and her brother) come together with one goal - to make the play. It would be probably another common story that this theater group is composed of anti-heroes who float lost in time and space, in a town where it seems that the sun ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: theater, showbiz, small town, culture clash, society, homecoming, cowboy, rivalry, rules and policies, unfulfillment, social relations, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
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56%
Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is an unemployed graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Satna college, who is forced to make a living writing letters for the uneducated people of his village. His real ambition is to become a novel writer. Through his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: politics, dishonesty, ambition, love and romance, rebelliousness, couple relations, small town, parents and children, hopes, social relations, couples, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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56%
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Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: idealism, moral dilemma, rivalry, ambition, fighting the system, righting the wronged, injustice, couples, courtroom drama, against the odds, price of justice, rebellion ...
Place: tennessee
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56%
Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) is given the case of defending Herbert Fowle (Attenborough) who is accused of murdering his wife (Beryl Reid). Despite Fowle's insistence of guilt, Moregenhall ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, satire, courtroom, righting the wronged, power relations, injustice, disorder, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, legal, rebellion, legal investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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55%
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Spinning Boris (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, ambition, idealism, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, political unrest, political intrigue, culture clash, political conspiracy, rebellion, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, year 1996
Place: russia, moscow russia
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54%
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, captivating, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: small town, ethnic conflict, village life, small town life, politics, racial tension, farm, racism, water, police, justice, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, texas, england, mexico
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52%
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: talky, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, suburbs, courtroom drama, civil rights, religions or cults, injustice, legal, against humanity, society, rebellion, hopes, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
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Red Light Revolution (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A luckless Beijinger opens an adult shop to make ends meet, sparking a sexual revolution in his conservative neighborhood.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: society, rebellion, fighting the system, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace, against the rules, parents and children, workplace situations, store, farce, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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51%
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The Waiters (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Taylor Starks and his co-workers, all aspiring actors, toil in a Los Angeles restaurant while "waiting" for their big break.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: restaurant, follow your dream, ambition, dream, actor, disgruntled worker, artists and showbiz, struggling artist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Tank (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After relocating his family - and his prized restored Sherman tank - to a small Georgia town, Sargeant Major Zack Carey (James Garner) butts heads with the local sheriff. Zack doesn't agree with the ways of the local police, and when the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, military, tank, one man army, frame up, false accusation, showdown, small town, vengeance, legal, partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: state affairs, society, life is a bitch, politics, heroes, fighting the system, hopes, social misfits, misfit, legal, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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48%