Movies like Don't Tell 2017

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Don't Tell (2017)
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Don't Tell (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on true events that changed the law. This is the story of a survivor, Lyndal, a young woman sexually abused as an 11 year old while attending a prestigious school. Her courage to fight for justice is entrusted to a local lawyer determined to build a case and give Lyndal peace from her torment. With the help of his aspiring young associate and an enigmatic barrister, the lawyer and Lyndal find their way together.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: lawyer, pedophile, justice, investigative reporter, friendship, child abuse, child molestation, trust, husband wife relationship, truth, cover up, struggle, school, judge, catholic priest, jury, greed, argument, courtroom drama, love, teenager, children, violence, pedophilia, nun ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1991, year 2001, 1990s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and suspense films with plots about court, lawyer, courtroom, murder, husband wife relationship, justice and judge mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Don't Tell: Spotlight (2015), Dark Waters (2019), Tudawali (1987), Conviction (2010), Capote (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, suspense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, investigation, investigative journalism, sexual abuse, conspiracy, newspaper, catholicism, child abuse, cover up, journalist, expose ...
Time: year 2001, 70s, 2000s, 20th century, year 2002 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, new england, florida
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Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, factual, political ...
Plot: contamination, lawyer, lawsuit, environmental, fighting the system, legal investigation, corporate crime, corruption, price of justice, investigation, courtroom drama, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 2010s, year 1998, year 1999 ...
Place: cincinnati ohio, usa, ohio, west virginia
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81%
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Tudawali (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tells the story of Robert Tudawali who starred in the first ever Australian technicolour feature film, "Jedda". Station hand, actor and then Aboriginal activist, Tudawali died in 1967 at the age of 38 in tragic circumstances. Includes ...
Plot: indigenous people, death, friend, father daughter relationship, love, australian, mother daughter relationship, friendship, husband wife relationship, alcohol abuse, equality, australian aboriginal ...
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Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, inspirational, sad ...
Plot: lawyer, court, fighting the system, prison, legal, injustice, courtroom drama, false accusation, freedom, legal action, hopes, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2001, year 1992 ...
Place: massachusetts, rhode island, boston, usa
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: intellectual, captivating, dark, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, prison, loneliness, crimes, literature, murder, murderer, investigation, eccentricity, manipulation, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1959
Place: kansas, usa, turkey, europe, new orleans ...
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Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, political, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, lawyer, court, courtroom, injustice, racial segregation, african american protagonist, racial discrimination, justice, racial issues, doubt, jury ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: connecticut, new york, manhattan new york city, mississippi, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, factual, witty ...
Plot: anti war, courtroom, lawyer, legal, politics, war, military, murder, court, military life, tragedy, australian ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, england, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, epic, emotional ...
Plot: aborigine, racism, australian aboriginal, indigenous people, criminal, murder, rage, interracial relations, interracial couple, murder of family, against the rules, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, new south wales
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72%
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Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, intense, sincere ...
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72%
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In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, neo noir, tense, gloomy ...
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Time: 50s, year 1965, 20th century, 60s, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, midwest, las vegas, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, touching, tense, captivating
Plot: lawyer, european history, world war two, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, politics, jail, court, courtroom, mother daughter relationship, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: prague, central europe
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Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: arranged marriage, murder, hopes, hotshot lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, fighting the system, family problems, courtroom drama, husband wife relationship, serial killer, sexual harassment ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
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Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
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Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
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Snowtown (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, gay rape, gang, male rape victim, torture, psychopath, suspicion, murder, manipulation, crimes, mother's boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1998
Place: south australia, australia, adelaide south australia
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Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: disturbing, cynical, rough, stylized, gloomy ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978, year 1986
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 7.5
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Longford (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
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Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, captivating ...
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Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: child abuse, childhood, vengeance, courtroom drama, lawyer, rape, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, pedophilia, friendship, pedophile, juvenile prison ...
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63%
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 136 min.
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Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic, motivational ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, cover up, crimes, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, loss of sibling, model ...
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Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
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Style: suspense, non-linear, disturbing, sexploitation film
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2008 ...
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, disturbing, emotional ...
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Time: 80s, year 1980
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The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, sincere, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1998
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: emotional, tense, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: murder, journalism, writers, obsession, gay, friendship, crimes, writer's life, manipulation, justice, character study, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: kansas, new york, manhattan new york city, usa, california ...
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