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.
Plot: prison, police, mafia, trial, courtroom, female protagonist, murder, daughter, mother daughter relationship, train station, washing machine, husband wife relationship, arrest, police arrest, gps, procession, car on fire
Time: 90s, 80s, 2000s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: italy, milan italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about murder, husband wife relationship, courtroom, judge, police, lawyer and prison mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Lea: Antonia. (2015), Il Divo (2008), The Intruder (2017), Like the Wind (2013), The Conspiracy of Torture (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: writing, nature, mountain, suicide, garden, lesbian kiss, professor, teacher, school, flashback, bisexual woman, sex scene ...
Time: 1930s
Place: milan italy
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95%
 7.3
 16K
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, enigmatic ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, photographer, blackmail, state affairs, politics, crimes, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, palermo italy, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 319
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: coming of age, urban, youth, violence, little girl, baby, painting, children, arrest, police arrest, soccer, helicopter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: napoli italy, naples italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 342
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: serious, realistic, captivating, non-linear
Plot: prison, fighting crime, prison life, feminism, society, price of justice, fish out of water, life is a bitch, government facility, life sentence, government official, prison guard ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1599 Italy, Beatrice Cenci is the teenage daughter of the crazed landowner and nobleman Francesco Cenci whom he keeps his daughter locked up in the dungeon of his castle and sexually abuses her as well. Beatrice then plots with her stepmother, ...
Plot: murder, castle, hung by wrists, vomiting, torture, bandit, pain, tied up, rape, father daughter relationship, revenge, stabbed to death ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, thought provoking, compassionate, disturbing ...
Plot: trial, arson, justice, court, lawyer, fighting the system, freedom, false accusation, death penalty, prison, hopes, legal ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family feud, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, painter, camera, suicidal tendency, murder, cigarette smoking, funeral, stabbed in the chest, christmas ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s, 2000s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison is a 1977 Italian drama directed by Lino Del Fra.
Plot: prison, marxism, communism, flashback, imprisonment, archival footage, talking to the camera, breaking the fourth wall, philosopher, marxist
Place: italy
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51%
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 108
Born Again (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Having been imprisoned for his part in the Watergate scandal, Charles Colson undergoes a religious conversion.
Plot: watergate, scandal, lawyer, faith, judge, prison, politics, prisoner, autobiography, christian, religion, prison visit ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, thief, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, mormon, sermon, cult, religious fundamentalist, religious fundamentalism, polygamy, husband wife relationship, cult leader, sect, murder, police
Time: 70s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Law of Courage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The true story of Rosario Livatino, a young judge in Sicily in the early 1980s, who have been nicknamed 'The Boy Judge' from the President of the Republic. He's strictly incorruptible, working hard and refusing even to shake hands ...
Plot: mafia, sicilian, carabinieri, assassination, murder, judge, police
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: teenage boy, gender disguise, murder, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, funeral, brother brother relationship, single mother, gender identity, testimony, high school, hate crime ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, dishonesty, legal, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 3K
Loro (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
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, society, head of state, storytelling, rivalry, sex, state affairs, italian history, business, political corruption ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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. …
Plot: police, murder, killer, politics, political, crime, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 2K
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
Plot: murder of daughter, investigation, murder, death of daughter, loss of daughter, husband wife relationship, flashback, tragedy, husband wife conflict, injection, exhumation, little girl ...
Time: year 1974, year 2009, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: germany, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 7K
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, captivating, intense, suspense, factual
Plot: mafia, cosa nostra, informant, assassination attempt, judge, assassination, trial, death threat, murder, italian history, organized crime, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 80s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, europe, sicily italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 150
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: bleak, thought provoking, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, prison life, society, drug abuse, addiction, heist, legal, injustice, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Call Me Francesco (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A biopic of the rise of father Jorge Mario Bergoglio SJ from a teacher in a Jesuit High School in Argentina to archbishop and cardinal of Buenos Aires to Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The story touches on his relation with his fellow Jesuits in ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: pope, election
Time: year 2013, 70s, 90s, 80s, twentieth century ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gli Invisibili (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the beginning of the eighties, Sirio, a young worker at the steelworks in Terni with a past in the student struggles, decided to abandon his job as a soldier in an extreme left-wing group.
Plot: years of lead, friendship, organized crime, mafia, working class, jail, communist, terrorism, prison, police, violence, prison riot
Time: 80s
Place: italy
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40%
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: multiple sclerosis, writer's life, rising to stardom, family relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, abusive relationship, single mother ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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39%
 8.2
 14K
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, religions or cults, social activist, injustice, hopes, human rights ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: india, asia, kashmir, pakistan, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: talky, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, state affairs, blind ambition, crimes, rivalry, legal, uncover truth, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman who is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband's ex-wife.
Plot: police, murder, policewoman, frame up, trial, police corruption, lovers on the run
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
If Someone Had Known (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, spouse killer, courtroom drama, crimes, crime, couple relations, domestic disturbance, unfulfillment, family problems, deadly, couples, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 3K
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: artists and showbiz, murder, filmmaker, gay, society, death, interview, gay slur, prostitute, juvenile delinquent, blow job, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, rough, realistic, gloomy, tense
Plot: journalism, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, society, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, life is a bitch, danger, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 864
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: based on true events
Plot: female protagonist, trial, chambermaid, death sentence, maid, female lawyer, czech history, woman, woman wearing glasses, arrested, courtroom, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: central europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 371
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 ...
Plot: british, father daughter relationship, judge, singing, criminal, gangsters, older woman younger man relationship, train station, nightclub, nickname, audition, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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