Movies like Lea 2015

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Lea (2015)
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Lea (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lea grew up in a crime family in Calabria. The father of her daughter Denise is also a member of the Mafia. Lea, however, wants a different life for her daughter, free of violence, fear and falsehood. She decides to cooperate with justice, to benefit of the witness protection scheme and attempts to run away... Inspired by the true story of Lea Garofalo, the struggle of a woman to escape the Mafia.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: court, trial, husband wife relationship, police, mafia, courtroom, female protagonist, murder, mother daughter relationship, prison, daughter, train station, washing machine, arrest, police arrest, gps, procession, car on fire
Time: 2000s, 90s, 80s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: italy, milan italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and captivating films with plots about murder, courtroom, court, husband wife relationship, lawyer, judge and trial mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Lea: Milada (2017), Il Divo (2008), A Cry in the Dark (1988), In Her Name (2016), Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: exciting, suspenseful, touching, tense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, trial, court, european history, courtroom, strong female lead, lawyer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia
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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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: teenage boy, murder, gender disguise, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, gender identity, hate crime, funeral, single mother, loss of son, high school, testimony ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, photographer, blackmail, state affairs, politics, head of state, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, vatican, moscow russia, sicily ...
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87%
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, court, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
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86%
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In Her Name (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
Plot: murder of daughter, investigation, death of daughter, loss of daughter, murder, flashback, husband wife relationship, tragedy, cemetery, hospital, teenage girl, underwater ...
Time: year 2009, 1990s, year 1974, 90s, 80s
Place: morocco, germany
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83%
Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama exploring the story of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor, who died on a housing estate in South London in 2000. After leaving Nigeria to embark on a new life in the UK, the young Damilola and his family are full of optimism. Little do they realise ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, true crime, trial, brother brother relationship, injustice, court, justice, child murder, death of child, boy, police station, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: year 2000
Place: africa, nigeria, london
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80%
Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: realistic, emotional, factual, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: court, trial, lawyer, arson, justice, death penalty, fighting the system, freedom, legal, prison, false accusation, hopes ...
Place: texas
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Antonia. (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Distinguished Italian poet Antonia Pozzi (1912–1938) was among those women who were at odds with the times in which they lived. Her poems record her inability to adapt to social norms and her desire to live fully, and in poetry she sought an ...
Plot: professor, bisexual woman, school, lesbian kiss, garden, female nudity, sex scene, climbing, flashback, unrequited love, poem, poet ...
Time: 1930s
Place: milan italy
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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, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, lawyer, courtroom, innocence, defense attorney, murder, perjury, lie, strip search, investigation, injustice, judge ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1992, year 1993, 20th century
Place: alabama
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Loro (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Internationally released Director's Cut of "Loro 1" and "Loro 2", which were released separately as two movies in Italy. The film talks about the group of businessmen and politicians – the Loro (Them) from the title – ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious
Plot: escort, rise to the top, husband wife relationship, head of state, society, storytelling, state affairs, italian history, business, sex, rivalry, greed ...
Place: italy
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61%
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Like the Wind (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The last few years in the life of Armida Miserere, female jail director who committed suicide
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, non-linear
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting crime, society, life is a bitch, fish out of water, price of justice, feminism, government facility, government official, life sentence, prison guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy
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57%
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The Intruder (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Naples. Present day. Giovanna, a combative 60-year-old social worker on the frontline of the daily war against pervasive criminality, is confronted, like a modern Antigone, with a moral dilemma that threatens to destroy her work and her life. ...
Plot: urban, coming of age, police, soccer, arrest, female protagonist, caterpillar, children, police arrest, mother daughter relationship, social worker, little girl ...
Time: 2010s
Place: naples italy, italy, napoli italy
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57%
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, painter, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, camera, murder, suicidal tendency, pipe smoking, stabbing, cigarette smoking, funeral ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, 70s, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, rough, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, courtroom, suburbs, couple relations, family problems, power relations, couples, society, legal, journalism, media, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
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53%
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I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, confined, crimes, society, dishonesty, fugitives, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
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53%
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The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, suspense, intense, captivating, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, informant, assassination, assassination attempt, judge, murder, trial, death threat, court, italian history, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, miami, rio de janeiro ...
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Pasolini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We are with Pasolini during the last hours of his life, as he talks with his beloved family and friends, writes, gives a brutally honest interview, shares a meal with Ninetto Davoli, and cruises for the roughest rough trade in his gun-metal gray ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: gay, artists and showbiz, murder, filmmaker, society, interview, death, restaurant, sex, female full frontal nudity, gay slur, sex scene ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
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49%
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Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, wartime life, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, downfall, unfulfillment, on the run ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
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48%
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Saint Judy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and how she singlehandedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, factual
Plot: immigration, lawyer, courtroom drama, court case, prejudice, female friendship, courage, trial, court, justice, evidence, destiny ...
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On My Skin (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The incredible true story behind the most controversial Italian court cases in recent years. Stefano Cucchi was arrested for a minor crime and mysteriously found dead during his detention. In one week's time, a family is changed forever.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense
Plot: abuse of power, interrogation, lawyer client relationship, injury, police, prisoner, mysterious death, beating, medical examination, brutality, bureaucracy, drug use ...
Place: rome italy
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46%
Fort Apache Napoli (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, tense
Plot: journalism, mafia, uncover truth, investigation, idealism, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
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44%
On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: clever, inspirational, surprise ending, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, women's rights, supreme court, husband wife relationship, equality, human rights, female protagonist, marriage, courtroom, u.s. constitution, teacher, feminism ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado
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44%
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.
Plot: courtroom, murder, police, mormon, religious fundamentalist, sect, polygamy, cult leader, sermon, husband wife relationship, cult, religious fundamentalism
Time: 70s
Place: utah
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43%
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Shahid (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This compelling drama tells the remarkable true story of slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who became a powerful voice against the intercommunal violence that has engulfed Mumbai since the early 1990s.
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: terrorist, legal, muslim, false arrest, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, hopes, religions or cults, injustice, social activist, human rights ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: india, asia, pakistan, mumbai india, kashmir
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Babs (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Dame Barbara Windsor, the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match. Preparing to perform in the theatre one cold evening in 1993, the cheeky, chirpy blonde Babs recounts the people and events that have shaped her ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, touching, exciting
Plot: aspiring actress, actress, blonde, film within a film, actress playing herself, working class, little girl, father daughter relationship, older woman younger man relationship, father daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, world war two ...
Place: london
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Find Me Guilty (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: captivating, realistic, witty, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: mafia, courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, gangsters, crime, crimes, jury, legal action, outsmarting, criminal heroes, court case ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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43%
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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: disturbing, serious, contemplative, realistic, 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
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42%
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Confirmation (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspense, disturbing, serious
Plot: supreme court, court, sexual harassment, lawyer, congressional hearing, legal investigation, uncover truth, investigation, court hearing, secret past, african american
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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42%
Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
Style: political
Plot: police, murder, killer, politics, crime, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
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41%
One Hundred Steps (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia in Sicily. One hundred steps was the number of steps it took to get from the Impastato house to the house of the Mafia boss Tano Badalamenti.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, radio, fighting the system, gangsters, rebelliousness, idealism, crimes, society, dishonesty, rebellion, painting, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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41%