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I Am Slave (2010)
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I Am Slave (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Mende Nazer, the story unfolds as twelve-year-old Malia, daughter of champion wrestler Bah, is abducted from her Sudanese village in the Nubar Mountains by pro-government Arab militia and sold into slavery to a woman in Khartoum, who beats her for touching her daughter. After six years she is sent to London, where her name is changed, but her miserable life of servitude continues. Her passport is taken and she is told that her father will die if she goes to the authorities. Fortunately she meets a sympathetic person who seems to offer her the hope of escape and reunion with Bah ,back in Sudan. For all the film's optimism an end title states that there are around 5,000 'slave' workers currently in Britain.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, life is a bitch, woman in danger, confined, injustice, society, master and servant, slavery, teenage girl, human trafficking, human nature, isolation, against humanity, power relations, village, civil war, slave, diplomat, slave trade, girl, african, prisoner, 18 year old, 12 year old
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, sudan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, society, injustice, crimes, confined, danger and kidnapping mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like I Am Slave: Blind Mountain (2007), Jean Charles (2009), Cleveland Abduction (2015), Cargo (2011), The Invader (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blind Mountain (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Blind Mountain follows a young woman, Bai Xuemei, in the early 1990s who recently graduated from college and attempts to find work to help pay for her brother's education. In the process, she is drugged, kidnapped and sold as a bride to a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: kidnapping, village, woman in danger, confined, life is a bitch, social relations, isolation, sexual abuse, slavery, injustice, dishonesty, escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
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95%
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Jean Charles (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: wrong place wrong time, mistaken identity, injustice, life is a bitch, social differences, family relations, society, city life, political unrest, immigrants, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, violence, sexual abuse, rape, true crime, confined, isolation, life is a bitch, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.1
 460
Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: sex slavery, confined, on the road, crimes, society, life is a bitch, human trafficking, kidnapping, brutality, rape, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
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 790
The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: job seeking, life is a bitch, misfit, couple relations, society, immigrants, human nature, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, male nudity, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 23
Justice (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices—to be a victim or a ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: social decay, woman in danger, moral dilemma, rivalry, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, danger, life is a bitch, political corruption, workplace intrigue, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Trade Of Innocents (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: sex slavery, sex with a minor, human trafficking, sex maniac, life is a bitch, innocence lost, society, crimes, hopes, fighting the system, investigation, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Fine Dead Girls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Croatia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Iva and Maria, a young lesbian pair, rent a favorable, nice dwelling in a less good area of Zagreb, Croatia. But unfortunately, included in the rent are the neighbors, the neighbors from hell. The curious landlady, foreigners flogging nationalists, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: woman in danger, injustice, family problems, couples, society, crimes, life is a bitch, lesbian relationship, prostitute, deadly, revenge, double murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 662
Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: rebelliousness, political unrest, danger, injustice, society, immigrants, rebellion, life is a bitch, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 630
24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, family in crisis, missing child, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, family problems, abduction, ransom, kidnapping, crime, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: motivational, heartbreaking, factual, bleak, rough ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, master and servant, torture, civil rights, blacks and whites, human trafficking, african american, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 558
Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: serious, contemplative, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, discrimination, false accusation, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch, destiny, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Against the Grain (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Pakistan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, has her life shattered when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Though her friends and family beg her not to disturb the status quo and confront the powerful ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, emotional, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, amateur detective, life turned upside down, nanny, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, danger, track down, missing person, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: rough, sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal, strong female presence, crimes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal action, society, domestic disturbance, injustice, lawsuit, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 473
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, injustice, family problems, parents and children, obsession, life is a bitch, danger, society, crimes, family relations, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, year 2002, year 1996 ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
 520
Deviation (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Told over one horrifying night, Deviation will take you on a white-knuckle journey into the mind of Frank Norton, a dangerous schizophrenic murderer as he escapes from Broadmoor Hospital and embarks on a murderous rampage across London. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, isolation, kidnapping, split personality, deadly, confined, crimes, killing spree, danger, violence spree, hostage, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 194
Norfolk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in Norfolk, amidst an idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Out-of-nowhere, disrupting this tranquility, a mysterious intense figure ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, hitman, youth, isolation, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, single parent, mercenary, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Life Interrupted (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After Debbie Smith was raped, she didn't take the law into her own hands. She wrote the law... Based on a true story. In 1989, Debbie Smith was living a quiet life as a housewife with her police officer husband, Rob and their two kids, but one ...
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rapist, legislation, rape, legal action, courtroom drama, society, legal, crimes, injustice, dehumanization, rivalry, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 661
Better Things (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gails agoraphobia keeps her inside where she escapes into romance novels. She shares a house with her Nan, recently back from the hospital. Gradually, they both try to reach out to each other to break their isolation. Rob plunges further into his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: isolation, addiction, drug abuse, countryside, social decay, life is a bitch, society, family problems, mental illness, confined, crumbling marriage, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 796
The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: pregnancy, society, youth, mental illness, teenage life, mental institution, injustice, win over, power relations, confined, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 14K
Bedevilled (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, island, murder, violence, revenge, woman in danger, social decay, life is a bitch, slavery, friendship, isolation, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, danger, prostitute, society, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 173
The Wild Dogs (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the cull of the stray dogs in the city of Bucharest, The Wild Dogs weaves together a week in the lives of several citizens of and visitors to the hauntingly beautiful city. Geordie, a visiting Canadian pornographer, Bogdan, a reluctant ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: rich and poor, culture clash, social decay, family relations, denial, life is a bitch, society, human nature, redemption, friendship, city life, homelessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 743
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, couple relations, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, social decay, introspection, discrimination, society, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, small town, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 3K
Closet Land (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories. The entire movie takes place in one room, with only the two actors. The movie is set in an unidentified, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: totalitarianism, false accusation, mind game, police station, interrogation, confined, police investigation, isolation, future dystopia, society, writer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In 1998 former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet visits Britain for medical treatment. On being tipped off, Amnesty International seize the chance to bring to justice a man they insist is guilty of multiple human rights violations. The newly-elected ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: politics, extradition, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch, against humanity, society, legal, downfall, dishonesty, human rights, politician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 165
The Fold (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, immigrants, life is a bitch, clergy, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: mind game, prison, life sentence, state affairs, false accusation, social decay, price of justice, isolation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, totalitarianism, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1952, post world war two ...
Place: czech republic, ussr, prague, soviet union, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%