Movies like Clarence Darrow

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Clarence Darrow (1974)
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Clarence Darrow (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.
Plot: lawyer, religion, science, divorce, scandal, union, big business, district attorney, religion versus science, death penalty

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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 lawyer, courtroom, trial, religion, divorce, scandal and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Clarence Darrow: Gideon's Trumpet (1980), Born Again (1978), Trial by Fire (2018), Karla Faye Tucker: Forevermore (2004), On Golden Pond (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, society, rivalry, legal action, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, confined, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
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95%
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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, white house, arrest, prayer, faith, religion, scandal, president, autobiography, christian, politics, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
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73%
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, thought provoking, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: trial, arson, court, justice, lawyer, fighting the system, freedom, legal, prison, false accusation, death penalty, hopes ...
Place: texas
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54%
Karla Faye Tucker: Forevermore (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Faced with a sobering death sentence of execution by lethal injection, a convicted murderer and former prostitute embraces religion, marries a prison minister and focuses on making the most of her last days on Earth.
Plot: prayer, chaplain, lethal injection, christianity, death penalty, prison, preacher, marriage proposal, video, murderer, jail cell, correspondence ...
Place: texas
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54%
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On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, alienation, reconciliation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, retired, couples, resentment, golden years ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: church, solar system, inquisition, science, pope, society, obsessive quest, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics, inventions and discoveries, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker ...
Plot: preacher, religion, scandal, fundamentalism, televangelist, female director, prescription drug abuse
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47%
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, lawyer, district attorney, judge, murder, moral dilemma, legal action, against the rules, historical figure, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
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45%
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, social realism, rough ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rivalry, rise to the top, ambition, corrupt politician, head of state, state affairs, media, opponent, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, trial, evidence, female friendship, prejudice, justice, courage, court, destiny ...
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44%
Hefner: Unauthorized (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The unauthorized biography of Hugh Hefner and the birth of the Playboy empire.
Plot: divorce, secretary, female nudity, drugs, millionaire, suicide, father daughter relationship, playboy magazine, lingerie, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), narration from the grave ...
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41%
Joseph Smith: Plates of Gold (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1827, Joseph Smith, Jr. was only 21 years old when he received a prophetic calling to translate ancient scriptures that would soon be published as The Book of Mormon. Less than three years later, he founded The Church of Jesus Christ of ...
Plot: latter day saints, mormon, religion
Time: 19th century, 1820s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sakharov (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Biography of Russian physicist & dissident Andrei Sakharov focuses on his first acts in his civil rights.
Plot: hunger, physicist, exile, political prisoner, dissident, civil rights, protest, russian history
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Good Fight (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Grace Cragin is a bright young lawyer who has a passion for the fight against injustice. Her ex-husband Henry is a lawyer too, but his passion is only to win. The two were divorced ten years earlier when Henry's lust for conquest led him to ...
Plot: law firm, divorce, lawyer, tobacco, ex wife, lawsuit, cancer
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Biography - First telecast in 1982, this drama picks up the story of Prince Charles (Roger Rees) and Lady Diana (Catherine Oxenberg) as their marriage begins to fall apart and follows it through to the royal couple's very public divorce. ...
Plot: queen, marriage, queen of england, princess, british royal family, scandal, extramarital affair, royalty, queen elizabeth ii, royal romance, prince
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: high school, scandal, preparatory school, social relations, teenage life, high school life, youth, friendship, sexual content, escapades, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Case for Christ (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.
Style: disturbing, christian film, psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: christianity, atheist, trial, court case, husband wife relationship, religion, investigation, prayer, reporter, manipulation, journalist, interview ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sequel to "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story" in which Betty Broderick is on trial for the murder of her ex-husband and his new wife.
Plot: true crime, revenge, lawyer, courtroom, murder, divorce
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, honeymoon, divorce, child star, film within a film, backstage, alcohol abuse, courtroom, marriage, love, husband wife relationship, filmmaking ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 60s, 50s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, prisoner, wrongful conviction, convict, killer, innocence, lawyer, wrongful imprisonment, prison warden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mae West (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Biography of the curvaceous and sharp-witted actress who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood in the 1920s-30s with her frank approach to sex.
Plot: feminist, showbiz, success, vaudeville, trial, filmmaking, training, actress, seduction, broadway, hollywood, star ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1900s
Place: california, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The life and wanton times of Errol Flynn
Plot: restaurant, marriage, swimming pool, rape, autobiography, film within a film, alcohol abuse, backstage, movie star, statutory rape, fame, jealousy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Time for Miracles (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elizabeth Bayley Seton, America's first native-born saint and founder of the Sisters of Charity, is the subject of this inspiring biopic. After the tragic death of her husband, Seton converts to Catholicism. Once again, she suffers terrible ...
Plot: convent school, priest, catholic, catholicism, catholic school, mansion, religion, saint, bishop, convent, church, nun ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of one of America's first female reporters.
Plot: accident, tv news, pregnant wife, tv camera, newscaster, miscarriage, tv broadcast, drug addiction, pregnancy, drug addict, drowning, pregnant ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
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Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, factual, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: against the odds, contamination, justice, lawyer, relationship vs career, single mother, family relations, righting the wronged, court, ambition, society, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: sincere, thought provoking, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: political corruption, politics, fighting the system, corruption, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, idealism, price of justice, uncover truth, woman in danger, office, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true life story of famed singer Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat 'King' Cole. Gripping drama of her struggle with addiction and living in her father's shadow while still maintaining her own celebrity status.
Plot: drugs, roommate, swimming pool, heroin addict, college, divorce, rehabilitation, mother daughter relationship, african american, limousine, music industry, drug addiction ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 80s, 60s
Place: las vegas
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32%
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 76K
Bombshell (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.
Style: twists and turns, uplifting, sad, philosophical, based on true events
Plot: sexual harassment, scandal, social network, fired from the job, paranoia, fired from a job, tv news, left wing, sexy woman, lesbianism, ends with historical notes, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Darrow (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A film about Clarence Darrow - based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative
Plot: hotshot lawyer, legal, rebellion, rivalry, courtroom, power relations, legal action, life is a bitch, freedom fighter, labor leader, trial, murder trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Brother's Keeper (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man and his HIV-positive twin take an insurance company to court over a possibly life-saving bone marrow transplant.
Style: queer cinema
Plot: crying man, publicity, surgery, doctor, smoking, sister sister relationship, crying woman, hospital, speech, fundraiser, lawsuit, aids ...
Place: new york, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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