Movies like Lea

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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, husband wife relationship, mafia, police, murder, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, courtroom, prison, daughter, train station, arrest, police arrest, washing machine, procession, gps, car on fire, trial
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, captivating, tense and disturbing films with plots about murder, courtroom, husband wife relationship, court, lawyer, crimes and judge mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Lea: A Cry in the Dark (1988), Milada (2017), Il Divo (2008), Trial by Fire (2018), In Her Name (2016). 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, suspense, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, court, courtroom drama, prejudice, legal, injustice, false accusation, investigation, murder, lawyer, jail, religious persecution ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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, captivating, tense, touching
Plot: lawyer, european history, politics, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, jail, court, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, judge, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: prague, central europe
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93%
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, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: teenage boy, transsexual, hate crime, lgbt, brother sister relationship, gender disguise, murder, desire for fame, loss of son, testimony, high school, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002
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91%
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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: political, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: political corruption, politics, mafia, italian history, assassination, corruption, prime minister, murder, state affairs, idealism, photographer, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 80s, year 1991, year 1992 ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, ussr, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: emotional, realistic, compassionate, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: lawyer, court, arson, justice, fighting the system, death sentence, hopes, false accusation, freedom, prison, legal, injustice ...
Place: texas
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84%
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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, rape of a girl, investigation, loss of daughter, death of daughter, murder, flashback, tragedy, kidnapping, human rights, husband wife relationship, autopsy ...
Time: year 1974, 90s, 80s, year 2009
Place: germany, morocco
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84%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: boy, death of child, child murder, murder, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, justice, true crime, injustice, court, father son relationship, police ...
Time: year 2000
Place: africa, nigeria, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, touching ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, false accusation of murder, defense attorney, murder, perjury, prison, convict, african american, innocence, death row, lie ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1992, year 1993, 20th century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Percy (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Percy Schmeiser, a third-generation farmer, gets sued by a corporate giant for allegedly using their patented seeds. With little resources to fight a legal battle, Percy joins forces with up-and-coming attorney Jackson Weaver and environmental ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, suspense, political ...
Plot: lawsuit, farmer, folk hero, fighting the system, corporate corruption, legal action, corporate crime, corporate crimes, powerful corporation, corporation, farm, fight for justice ...
Time: year 1998
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73%
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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: female nudity, girl, writers, teacher, bisexual woman, flashback, poet, climbing, suicide, poem, professor, nature ...
Time: 1930s
Place: milan italy
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72%
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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: disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: scandal, politician, sex scene, husband wife relationship, rise to the top, head of state, society, sex, italian history, rivalry, business, escort ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: serious, captivating, sincere, rough, sad ...
Plot: gangsters, assassination, radio, fighting the system, rebelliousness, political activist, crimes, rebellion, society, dishonesty, idealism, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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69%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: prison, fighting crime, prison life, government facility, life is a bitch, society, fish out of water, price of justice, feminism, government official, life sentence, prison guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, captivating, thought provoking, political ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, lawyer, women's rights, husband wife relationship, feminism, human rights, equality, courtroom, marriage, teacher, supreme court, misogyny ...
Time: 50s, year 1956, year 1963, 70s, 60s ...
Place: usa, denver colorado, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: mother daughter relationship, neighborhood, coming of age, social worker, camorra, conflict, mafia, helicopter, arrest, little girl, police arrest, soccer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, naples italy, napoli italy
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66%
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To Olivia (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1962, Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl retreat to the English countryside to bring up their young family. The seemingly unlikely pair find their relationship put to the test by a tragic loss.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: writers, family tragedy, bereavement, marriage, family problems, child illness, parents and children, fighting illness, family, family relations, changing lives, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: doctor, health, whistleblower, female protagonist, scientist, television, death, illness, woman, radio, doctor patient relationship, medical malpractice ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, year 2011, year 2010, year 2009
Place: france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
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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: mafia, cosa nostra, gangsters, organized crime, informant, italian history, assassination, judge, assassination attempt, court, death threat, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1992, year 1984 ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, palermo italy, europe ...
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64%
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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, serious, suspenseful, art house
Plot: painter, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, murder, suicide, family feud, suicidal tendency, artist, art, suicide attempt, man in underwear ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, addiction, murder, false accusation, prison life, heist, death row, drug abuse, dishonesty, fighting the system, fugitives, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: sexy, tense, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, child abuse, investigator, abuse, youth, suburbs, sexual abuse, courtroom, couple relations, couples, power relations, family problems ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: human rights, muslim, terrorist, legal, courtroom, lawyer, false arrest, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, social activist, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2008 ...
Place: india, asia, pakistan, mumbai india, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serial killer, crimes, husband wife relationship, police, sect, cult leader, cult, courtroom, murder, religious fundamentalism, mormon, polygamy ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah
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62%
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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, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: gay, filmmaker, death, artists and showbiz, murder, gay slur, society, homosexual, run over by a car, stealing a car, airplane, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Come Into the Light (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A priest (Zingaretti - Inspector Montalbano) attends his new parish only to find the church empty, the locals uninterested and their children rude and abusive. He very gently sets about winning over first the children by providing them with a place ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, factual
Plot: priest, coming of age, hopes, mafia, murder, mob boss, hitman, church, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, showdown ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
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59%
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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, court, female friendship, justice, prejudice, evidence, courage, courtroom, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: thought provoking, captivating, tense, suspenseful, social
Plot: abuse of power, interrogation, bureaucracy, police, lawyer client relationship, medical examination, brutality, mysterious death, prisoner, italian police, torture, bureaucrat ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Fort Apache (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: rough, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: journalism, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, society, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, idealism, murder, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, career change, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, wartime life, life is a bitch, on the run, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, downfall, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, exciting, touching, tense, captivating
Plot: actress, aspiring actress, father daughter conflict, working class, father daughter estrangement, older woman younger man relationship, blonde, actress playing herself, mother daughter relationship, world war two, father daughter relationship, little girl ...
Place: london
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56%