Movies like Dallas Buyers Club

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
 7.9
 483K
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching, compassionate, depressing, realistic, visually appealing, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, life is a bitch, gay slur, casual sex, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, society, dying, against the rules, strong sexual content, ambition, court, friendship, drugs, hiv positive, cowboy, police officer, doctor, nudity (full frontal - brief), hiv ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, usa, japan, china, amsterdam, tokyo, dallas texas ...

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Most similar movies to Dallas Buyers Club

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about mentor, runaway, redemption, hospital, hopes, life is a bitch and death mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Dallas Buyers Club: Philadelphia (1993), The Normal Heart (2014), Milk (2008), Awakenings (1990), Flash of Genius (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 240K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, gay, lawsuit, lawyer, terminal illness, hiv, court, homosexual, prejudice, lgbt, judiciary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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100%
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, male homosexuality, homosexual, life is a bitch, friendship, epidemic, protest, fear, gay couple ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1982, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, yale university, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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100%
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, tragicomedy, thought provoking, dramatic, uplifting ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, insanity, unlikely friendships, nurse, mental illness, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 172K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, protest, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, male homosexuality, politician, politics, civil rights, election, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 140K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, motivational, sincere, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, hopes, coma, hospital, fighting illness, illness, patient, cure, experiment, doctor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1930s
Place: usa, bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, underdog, nervous breakdown, business, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, rivalry, hopes, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, compassionate, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, deadly virus, epidemic, gay, terminal illness, doctor, hiv, scientist, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, ego clash ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, new york, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 24K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, righting the wronged, public health, fighting the system, legal action, against the odds, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1999, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, psychiatric ward, borderline personality disorder, coming of age, friendship, mentally unstable, self harm, mental institution, patient ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 49K
Kinsey (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sexuality, research, professor, marriage, scientist, college, free love, teaching, sexual dysfunction, human nature, sexual relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, captivating, witty, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, millionaire, aids, free love, legal, civil rights, lawsuit, porn, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 196K
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: factual, inspirational, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: contamination, justice, against the odds, single mother, lawyer, court, relationship vs career, family relations, righting the wronged, young woman, job seeking, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 117K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, racism, navy, u.s. navy, african american, military, prejudice, racial segregation, racial discrimination, soldier, against the odds, dream come true ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 98K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: gender, rape, transsexual, lesbian, hate crime, hidden identity, tragic love, gay slur, lesbianism, gender bending, sexuality, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 513
Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, tv show, terminal illness, idealism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, miami, latin america, san francisco ...
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38%
 6.1
 41K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sincere, captivating, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn actress, sexual abuse, porn star, rough sex, porn, filmmaking, notoriety, artists and showbiz, redemption, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, actor's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new york, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 22K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: human spirit, terminal illness, against the odds, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, boy, parents and children, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1986, year 1984
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, italy, boston, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 82K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, dignity, freedom, lawyer, mercy killing, fighting the system, suicide, euthanasia, understanding, choice, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, galicia, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.6
 16K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: civil rights, judaism, stripper, fighting the system, rise and fall, against the rules, stand up comedian, drug abuse, lifestyle, ambition, addiction, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Something the Lord Made (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: interracial relations, prejudice, human spirit, surgery, racism, university, patient, medical, laboratory, talented, blacks and whites, african american ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 70s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, nashville tennessee, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, life, rags to riches, life philosophy, hopes, salesman, success, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 30K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, mentally challenged, panic attack, slaughterhouse, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1951, 70s, 60s ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations, human nature, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.0
 10K
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: court, lawyer, arson, justice, fighting the system, death sentence, hopes, false accusation, freedom, prison, legal, injustice ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 342
My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, terminal illness, family relations, aids, gays and lesbians, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, legal action, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 1K
Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, life is a bitch, state affairs, society, gender, rise and fall, gays and lesbians, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1968, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 29K
Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, human spirit, handicapped, disability, coming of age, teenage love, single parent, love and romance, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, dignity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 13K
Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: model, feminism, life is a bitch, fighting the system, un, fashion, supermodel, injustice, human spirit, introspection, immigrants, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, against the odds, human spirit, starting over, kids in trouble, street kid, teenage life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 45K
Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, drug abuse, addiction, fashion, model, lesbian romance, heroin, drug addiction, aids, strong sexual content, mental illness, lesbianism ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%