Movies like Heart of the Beholder

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Heart of the Beholder (2005)
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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 Scorsese's controversial film, "The Last Temptation of Christ", from their stores.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry, religions or cults, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, dishonesty, courtroom drama, corporate crimes, store, campaign, blackmail, religious fanaticism, intolerance, pressure, sexual relations, legal action, taxi, gay, child abduction, religious fanatic, fanatic, bankruptcy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s

Most similar movies to Heart of the Beholder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about legal, society, life is a bitch, fighting the system, injustice, dishonesty and legal action mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Heart of the Beholder: Afterburn (1992), Just Ask My Children (2001), Baby for Sale (2004), The Exonerated (2005), Damaged Care (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, law enforcement, hopes, politics, uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, rivalry, military, danger ...
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95%
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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, society, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, family problems, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.8
 314
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: adoption, black market, social decay, fighting the system, kids in trouble, dishonesty, babies and infants, life is a bitch, legal, society, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 414
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, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, confined, legal, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 257
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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: public health, idealism, against the odds, uncover truth, rebellion, ambition, fighting the system, injustice, negligence, family problems, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: touching, sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, judge, fighting the system, rebellion, courtroom drama, unsupportive spouse, society, legal action, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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 ...
Style: uplifting, disturbing, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, life is a bitch, politics, hopes, legal, idealism, terrorism, danger, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2001, year 2000
Place: new york, afghanistan, pakistan, bangladesh
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Phoenix 11·23 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the fall of 2004, Eric Bertrand, a 14 years , created a website inspired by "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" to defend the Catalan language. One night, thirty civil guards of anti-terrorist squad Madrid, burst into his home ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, against the odds, fighting the system, rebellion, society, dishonesty, youth, teenage life, life turned upside down, injustice, computers and web, website ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: tv show, courtroom drama, legal investigation, dishonesty, crimes, jury, law enforcement, rebellion, media, society, courtroom, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 505
Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, legal, crimes, dishonesty, fighting the system, society, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa, france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sincere, clever, disturbing, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, rivalry, politics, rebellion, dishonesty, society, journalism, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, media, against the odds ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, legal investigation, fighting the system, injustice, social differences, courtroom drama, false accusation, price of justice, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, price of justice, against the odds, legal, life is a bitch, ambition, society, injustice, human spirit, working class, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, family problems, dishonesty, legal, under the surface, criminal heroes, eccentric family, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Bamako (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mali, USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: politics, globalization, social decay, fighting the system, courtroom drama, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, corporate crimes, unemployment, racism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
 247
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, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: moral dilemma, idealism, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, columnist, injustice, righting the wronged, couples, hopes, romance, courtroom drama ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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All Our Desires (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Claire and Stéphane are two Lyon-based judges who could hardly be more different. She is young and enthusiastic, committed to helping those unfortunates who find themselves in debt. He is older, wiser, but disillusioned with his work and his life. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, society, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, fighting the system, workplace, legal action, dishonesty, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: working class, labor union, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, workplace, legal, society, rivalry, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, racism, protagonist as suspect, going straight, fighting the system, injustice, frame up, redemption, crimes, society, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
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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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, prison life, rebelliousness, price of justice, life is a bitch, society ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
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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, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawsuit, s&m, politics, jury, museum, courtroom, courtroom drama, against the rules, fighting the system, perversion, righting the wronged, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Louisiana woman discovers that a trusted neighbor has installed video surveillance equipment in her home to spy on her family. As a result, the real-life Wilson lobbied for a 1999 state law passed in nine other states since making video voyeurism ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: espionage, mysterious character, obsession, family problems, dishonesty, society, surveillance, legislation, politics, legal action, neighbor, trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: legal, holocaust, suburbs, jewish, courtroom drama, civil rights, wartime life, culture clash, idealism, anti semitism, genocide, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: fighting the system, state affairs, politics, hopes, society, legal, misfit, heroes, life is a bitch, social misfits, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, terrorist, trial, professor, legal action, fighting the system, heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
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Snap Decision (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One mother must fight back to prove her innocence or lose her children.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, family relations, injustice, legal, dishonesty, legal action, single parent, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: labor union, interracial relations, fighting the system, ambition, rise to the top, injustice, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism, rebellion, society, workplace ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 285
Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating
Plot: soldier, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, rebellion, against the rules, fighting the system, military, legal, life is a bitch, political unrest, price of justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%