Movies like L'Affaire Seznec

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L'Affaire Seznec (1993)
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L'Affaire Seznec (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 196 min.
Plot: prison, family relations, deportation, false accusation of murder, fight for freedom
Time: 1920s
Place: brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about prison, crimes, murder, confined, life is a bitch, family relations and deadly mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like L'Affaire Seznec: Roberto Succo (2001), Silent Scream (1990), Doing Life (1986), Portrait of a Mobster (1961), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Roberto Succo (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 'Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver, at the very least. In the south of France he meets Léa, age 16. Between his increasingly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, melancholic, captivating
Plot: true crime, murder, prison, rape, on the road, corpse, gore, laundry drying on clothes line, female nudity, gun, kidnapping
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100%
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Silent Scream (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A biopic about convicted murderer Larry Winters.
Plot: prisoner, jail cell, depression, drugs, prison, writers
Place: glasgow scotland
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100%
 6.4
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Doing Life (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony Danza stars in this prison drama about Jerome "Jerry" Rosenburg, a self-professed "jailhouse lawyer" who defends himself against the homicide charge that has put him on death row. This tense movie, made in Canada, has the ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, prisoner, prison warden, wrongful conviction, convict, killer, wrongful imprisonment, innocence
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Portrait of a Mobster (1961)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A vicious hood rises to the top of the rackets in Depression-era New York in this account of the life of Dutch Schultz.
Plot: murder, corruption, betrayal, evil man, true crime, prohibition, gangster, gangsters, bandit, police corruption, organized crime
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prison, bird, warden, alcatraz, solitary, redemption, life sentence, self discovery, rebel, rehabilitation, defiant, obstacle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Diary for My Loves (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.
Plot: female director, communism, anti communist, family relations, socialism, communist, diary, prison, politics, deportation, revolution, film school ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: budapest hungary, moscow russia, budapest
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28%
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Papillon (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, tense, captivating, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, human spirit, criminal heroes, false accusation, prison life, solitary, life sentence, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Murderous Maids (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter. Christine Papin (Sylvie Testud), and Léa Papin (Julie-Marie Parmentier) are sisters with an already troubled past. Madame ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: lesbian incest, murder, deadly, sexual relations, master and servant, couple relations, crimes, infidelity, family relations, couples, double murder, true crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
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Jean Galmot, Adventurer (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Story: No overview found.
Plot: poison, dancing, flashback, carnival, human rights, destruction of property, aristocrat, opera house, widow, french, writers, male female relationship ...
Time: 1920s, turn of the century, 1910s, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Mar'caux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, prison, broken family, police brutality, imprisonment, lawyer, judge, life turned upside down, courtroom drama, prison life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, captivating, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, death sentence, politics, electric chair, anarchist, misfit, state affairs, legal action, life is a bitch, confined, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Chameleon (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The amazing true story of Frédéric Bourdin, who after having plundered all the centers for runaway minors and deliquents in Europe, even thought he has come of age, now passes himself off as Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old American who had ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: fbi, mystery, uncover truth, dishonesty, hidden identity, cons and scams, family relations, parents and children, family life, sibling relationship, impostor, missing son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, courtroom, innocence, lawyer, perjury, defense attorney, murder, lie, injustice, investigation, judge, justice ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, 80s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
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McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, ambition, escape, rise and fall, tough heroes, heist, criminal heroes, fugitives, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england
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In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak, realistic ...
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The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: serious, rough, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: While serving a 33-year sentence, a spiritual awakening led drug lord Esteban Mendoza Cruz to form a church in Mexico's most corrupt prison. With a congregation of more than 600, Cruz sows hope both among inmates and in the community at large.
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, based on true events
Plot: prison, politics, military dictatorship, released from prison, political prisoner, violence, society, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), letter writing, ant, cigarette smoking ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, 80s
Place: south america, uruguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
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Kalinka (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, rough, suspense, non-linear
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Time: year 1974, year 2009, 90s, 80s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 856
Jacob (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this inspiring tale from the book of Genesis, young shepherd Jacob (Matthew Modine) falls in love with and wants to marry Rachel (Lara Flynn Boyle), the daughter of his Uncle Laban (Giancarlo Giannini). Lacking a dowry, Jacob toils seven years as ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, christian film, biblical
Plot: love affair, master and servant, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, society, redemption, folk hero, dishonesty, love triangle, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
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23%
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Gotti (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, rise to the top, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, legal, vengeance, rebellion, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Charlie Says (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, rough, psychological, based on true events
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An Anonymous Prisoner in Egypt (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: A retired investigative reporter travels to Egypt to visit her longtime friend who was busted for drugs and condemned to the nightmarish hell of an Egyptian prison.
Plot: brutality, muslim, terrorist, father daughter relationship, prison, prisoner, chicken, freedom, torture, parole
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Omar Killed Me (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: investigation, murder, prison, courtroom, false accusation, fighting the system, amateur detective, social misfits, legal, injustice, rebellion, prison life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, year 1991
Place: france, french riviera, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, arranged marriage, prison, hotshot lawyer, hopes, deadly, life sentence, life is a bitch, fighting the system, family problems, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
My Father's Glory (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: French adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's memoirs of his childhood in the countryside, early in the century.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, provence, friendship, teacher, family relations, hill, summer, coming of age, family life, native, family gatherings, youth ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 1890s ...
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 293
Murder One (1988)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: This crime drama is based on the true story of Billy Isaacs. Freshly escaped from prison, Isaac is picked up by his brothers, and the entire dysfunctional brood embarks on a crime spree that takes them through a dozen states, claiming the lives of ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), murderous pair, life is a bitch, strong violent content, profanity, graphic violence, escape, on the run, countryside, human nature, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 222
Outlaw (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The movie is based on the autobiography of Horst Fantazzini. Son of an anarchist, he was known in Northern Italy as "the gentleman bandit" because he robbed banks with no violence, using only a toy gun. After a number of trials and ...
Plot: prison, hostage
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Stronger Than Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fresh out of juvenile prison, Tommy has sworn off the drugs. But when the going gets tough, the only support he finds is from his best friend Sule - who has "the master plan": one last drug deal to finance their own auto body shop.
Plot: prison, drug traffic, betrayal by friend, childhood friend, friendship between boys, drug dealer, friendship, singing in a car, drug trafficking
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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