Movies like Inherit the Wind

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Inherit the Wind (1988)
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Inherit the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative, talky
Plot: courtroom, evolution, religions or cults, rebellion, legal, society, small town life, small town, idealism, rivalry, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, social relations, bigotry, teacher, lawyer, religion, scientist, journalist, science, judge, father daughter relationship, religious fanatic, jury, speech ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: usa, tennessee

Most similar movies to Inherit the Wind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about society, legal, courtroom, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, dishonesty and rebellion mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres. Some movies like Inherit the Wind: Gideon's Trumpet (1980), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Alleged (2010), Separate But Equal (1991), A Man for All Seasons (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, society, rivalry, legal action, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, confined, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal, widow, activist, life is a bitch, injustice, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, jury, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
49%
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Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, interracial relations, racism, legal, racial segregation, discrimination, courtroom drama, rivalry, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, south carolina, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, society, intrigue, politics, blind ambition, rivalry, downfall, tragic hero, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion, against the rules ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
37%
Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, society, head of state, state affairs, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, republican era china, military uniform ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.5
 748
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 ⇓
33%
 6.8
 35K
The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, danger, courtroom drama, legal, society, rivalry, senator ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, nazi officer, rebellion, dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, justice, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1958, year 1963
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
Style: realistic, serious, clever, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, court martial, army investigation, rivalry, rebellion, military, legal action, law enforcement, dishonesty, politics, legal ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, murder, small town, legal, society, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, profanity, social relations, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, courtroom drama, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, boarding house, trial, legal, death sentence, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, treason, execution, ambition, period piece, decapitation, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 641
As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, injustice, social relations, family problems, dedicated lawyer, society, legal, idealism, racism, rich and poor, small town ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: trial, courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, dedicated lawyer, obsession, murder, legal, life is a bitch, courtroom, true crime, one last case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, americana, courtroom drama, legal, politics, social decay, death row, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.2
 7K
Rosewood (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: rough, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, massacre, hanging, false accusation, politics, interracial relations, small town life, profanity, society, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, legal, campaign ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, uncover truth, false accusation, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, introspection, discrimination, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In December, 1986, 3 black men ran into car trouble in Howard Beach, a middle-class neighborhood in New York City. Unable to start their car, they sought refuge in a nearby restaurant. What happened later that night shocked the entire city.
Style: disturbing, controversial, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: racism, legal, society, crimes, courtroom, social decay, americana, murder, courtroom drama, working class, criminal, african american ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.7
 35K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, redemption, character study, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 12K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, republican, campaign, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
An Enemy of the People (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small forest town is trying to promote itself as a place for tourists to come enjoy the therapeutic hot springs and unspoiled nature. Dr. Stockmann, however, makes the inconvenient discovery that the nature around the village is not so unspoiled. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: small town, contamination, hopes, rivalry, fighting the system, society, social misfits, rebellion, small town life, village life, americana, village ...
Time: 70s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Town Without Pity (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the rape of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Grant.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, captivating, talky ...
Plot: village, small town, military life, culture clash, soldier, courtroom, death sentence, rape, army investigation, legal, dedicated lawyer, military ...
Time: 50s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: segregation, racism, friendship, bus, master and servant, civil rights, couple relations, friends, injustice, couples, power relations, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, rebelliousness, political unrest, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, state affairs, war, christianity, tragic event, reindeer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 27K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, law firm, leukemia, uncover truth, legal investigation, legal, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged, reach out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, new york, washington d.c., massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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