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A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)
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A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Gwen Araujo, a transgender teen who was murdered in California in 2002.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: teenage boy, murder, brother sister relationship, gender disguise, single mother, loss of son, funeral, mother daughter relationship, high school, gender identity, brother brother relationship, testimony, hate crime, mother son relationship, female director, biker, transsexual, church, courtroom, legal action, teenage girl, judge, gay slur, latin, death of son ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002

Most similar movies to A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and captivating films with plots about murder, mother son relationship, death, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story: A Cry in the Dark (1988), I'm Not Ashamed (2016), Wisegal (2008), The Last Family (2016), Pregnancy Pact (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, dishonesty, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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100%
I'm Not Ashamed (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Plot: high school, shooting, youth, death, notebook, prom, adolescence, murder, tragic event, plan, attack, friendship ...
Time: year 1999
Place: usa, colorado
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46%
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Wisegal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: criminal heroes, fall in love, mysterious character, dishonesty, love affair, crimes, gangsters, unlikely criminals, mind game, parents and children, crime family, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Family (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Beksiński is a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works. Beksiński is a family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz and the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family feud, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, painter, camera, murder, suicidal tendency, stabbed to death, loss of wife, cemetery, stabbed in the chest ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 90s, 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pregnancy Pact (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of teenagers at Gloucester (Mass.) High School who agreed to get pregnant at the same time.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental
Plot: pregnancy, high school, social relations, journalism, society, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, investigation, motherhood, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.
Style: sincere, psychological, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: religion, single mother, investigation, activist, atheist, woman, reporter, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, life philosophy, mother son relationship, society ...
Time: year 1991, year 1995, year 1964, year 1960, year 1969 ...
Place: new zealand, texas, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
If Someone Had Known (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, woman in danger, couple relations, courtroom drama, pregnancy, spouse killer, couples, family problems, deadly, legal, domestic disturbance, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, factual, suspense, exciting
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, journey, point of view, news report, danger, village, escapades, weapons, culture clash ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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No One Would Tell (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Laura Collins (Shannen Doherty), single mom to daughter Sarah (Matreya Scarrwener), has had a history of rocky relationships, so when Sarah begins dating the popular and charismatic Rob Tennison (Callan Potter), Laura is thrilled with what she sees. ...
Style: rough, captivating, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: emotional abuse, abusive boyfriend, domestic violence, mystery, high school, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, physical abuse, mother daughter relationship, trial, best friend, vengeance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Anna Nicole (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, she had a son at 18, became a stripper at 20, and married a billionaire at 26. Sheer determination turned her into Anna Nicole Smith, playmate, model and a household name.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, lifestyle, celebrity culture, physical appearance, artists and showbiz, hollywood, rags to riches, drugs, single mother, marriage, fame, model ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
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Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, captivity, false accusation, solitary, life is a bitch, danger, interrogation, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teacher, profanity, teenage life, hopes, amusement park, school teacher, karate, rap, naval officer, latinos, win over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
150 Milligrams (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the hospital where she works in Brest, France, a lung specialist discovers a direct link between suspicious deaths and state-approved medicine. She fights single-handedly for the truth to come out.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: doctor, health, female protagonist, scientist, television, whistleblower, death, blood, danger, illness, female director, tv interview ...
Time: year 2011, year 2010, year 2009
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: church, racism, fighting the system, state affairs, injustice, heroes, clergy, interracial relations, workplace situations, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 26K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, handicapped, coming of age, teenage love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is convicted for killing his father and attempting to murder his mother.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder, investigation, lawyer, courtroom, death of father, crime scene, arrest, police detective, college, reporter, crimes, danger ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Unspeakable Acts (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two psychologist try to demonstrate that a man is a pedophile and has abused many children.
Style: tense, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suburbs, courtroom, power relations, couple relations, track down, media, legal, journalism, deadly, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Ernest Green Story (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school.
Plot: high school, civil rights, school, african american, student, strength, broken glass, racist, physical abuse, racial prejudice, courage, integration ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.9
 39K
Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, compassionate
Plot: rehabilitation, explosion, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, friendship, saving a life, physical therapy, brother brother relationship, investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, year 2014, year 2013, year 2016, 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 18K
Truth (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As a renowned producer and close associate of Dan Rather, Mary Mapes believes she’s broken the biggest story of the 2004 election: revelations of a sitting U.S. President’s military service. But when allegations come pouring in, sources change ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, factual, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: tv reporter, politics, political scandal, presidential election, ends with biographical notes, husband wife relationship, fired from the job, election, american politics, justice, twists & turns, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: high school, scandal, preparatory school, social relations, teenage life, high school life, youth, friendship, sexual content, family relations, couples, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Inspired by the picturesque paintings of Thomas Kinkade, The Christmas Cottage tells the semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, prodigy, youth, unfulfillment, tragic hero, ex husband ex wife relationship, mentor, painting, painter, christmas, college life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, rising to stardom, writer's life, family relations, ambition, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, single parent, ends with biographical notes, abusive relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.8
 3K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: tense, cynical, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: pornography, murder, pornographer, drug abuse, addiction, ambition, filmmaking, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, porn industry ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, judge, lawyer, district attorney, moral dilemma, murder, legal action, against the rules, historical figure, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The George McKenna Story (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Washington plays a school principal in a tough inner city Los Angeles high school out to rid it of drugs, gangs, low moral of teachers, and restore educational values.
Plot: graduation, gang war, police car, handcuffed, speech, gun, police, family relations, flashback, assault, urban setting, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 38K
Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, touching ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, courtroom, innocence, lawyer, murder, defense attorney, perjury, lie, investigation, injustice, judge, justice ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1993, year 1992, 20th century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 312
Lepke (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tony Curtis stars as the feared leader of "Murder Incorporated" in this underworld drama based on the life of Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. Lepke began his criminal career as a petty thief in his teens; a stretch in prison taught him ...
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, gangsters, hitman, fighting crime, best friends, ambition, gang, witnessing a crime, deadly, mentally unstable, criminal's revenge, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Girl Like Her (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, hidden camera, teenage girl, high school life, teenage life, kids in trouble, apology, humiliation, filmmaker, mother daughter relationship, teenage boy, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 23K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, against the odds, public health, righting the wronged, fighting the system, legal action, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995, year 1999
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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