Movies like Dallas Buyers Club

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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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, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate, heartbreaking, depressing, realistic, interesting, serious ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, death, life is a bitch, terminal illness, transsexual, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society, gay slur, casual sex, trial, dying, friendship, drugs, drugs/alcohol, hiv positive, against the rules, cowboy, doctor, hiv, ambition, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, china, mexico, dallas texas

Most similar movies to Dallas Buyers Club

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, hopes, hospital, mentor, runaway, death and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Dallas Buyers Club: Philadelphia (1993), The Normal Heart (2014), Puncture (2011), Flash of Genius (2008), Pedro (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, dramatic, tragicomedy, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, fighting the system, mental institution, freedom, insanity, nurse, doctors and patients, dehumanization, plan gone awry, friendship, society, psychiatrist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 215K
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 ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, terminal illness, homosexual, lgbt, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, gay, hiv, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: 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, homosexual, life is a bitch, friendship, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1982, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 22K
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, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, law firm, lawsuit, courtroom, fighting the system, righting the wronged, legal action, against the odds, public health, corporate crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1999, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: inventor, lawsuit, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, underdog, ambition, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 468
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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: aids, hiv, fighting the system, human spirit, ambition, rising to stardom, idealism, society, tv show, terminal illness, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, san francisco, latin america, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, lyrical ...
Plot: aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, oppression, exile, homosexual, poet, gay slur, gay, artist, writer's life, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 117K
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, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, coma, mental institution, hospital, hopes, illness, patient, doctor, treatment, fighting illness, cure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.5
 81K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, discrimination, americana, injustice, society, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ 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, terminal illness, hiv, doctor, gay, epidemic, fighting the system, human spirit, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, controversial ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom drama, porn magazine, millionaire, against the rules, aids, civil rights, lawsuit, porn, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 115K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: uplifting, meditative, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: cheating on husband, hiking, wilderness, self discovery, human spirit, loneliness, journey, redemption, on the road, adultery, nature, starting over ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 75K
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, touching ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, dignity, freedom, lawyer, mercy killing, wheelchair, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, choice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 160K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, 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, discrimination, politics, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, mayor, murder, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oklahoma, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 166K
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: captivating, factual, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: justice, against the odds, lawyer, relationship vs career, single mother, righting the wronged, contamination, court, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 14K
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: rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, stripper, drug abuse, fighting the system, ambition, showbiz, lifestyle, addiction, stand-up comedian, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: captivating, sincere, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, legal action, rebellion, injustice, americana, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1968, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, hopes, down on your luck, life, success, rags to riches, family drama ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, captivating, touching, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: fighting the system, life is a bitch, model, feminism, human spirit, injustice, introspection, deportation, un, sexual abuse, supermodel, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, human nature, couple relations, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, society, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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34%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, friendship, gay, death, lgbt, unfulfillment, friends, parents and children, family relations, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, surgery, interracial relations, university, prejudice, patient, human spirit, society, blacks and whites, talented, partners, african american ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: maryland, baltimore, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, compassionate, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: trial, arson, lawyer, justice, court, fighting the system, freedom, death penalty, false accusation, hopes, legal, prison ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: touching, emotional, uplifting, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, military, navy, u.s. navy, racism, racial segregation, prejudice, instructor, ambition, society, african american, racial discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 302
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, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, fighting the system, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, misfit, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 40K
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, sexual, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, addiction, drug abuse, fashion, model, mental illness, lesbian romance, aids, heroin, supermodel, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 937
Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, ego clash, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hopes, doctor, breast cancer, life is a bitch, child illness, power relations, radiation, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: university, starting over, against the odds, human spirit, street kid, lifestyle, kids in trouble, teenage life, life is a bitch, homeless, ambition, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 3K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: politics, disability, ambition, society, rise and fall, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, president, head of state ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, new york state, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 25K
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: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: disability, falling in love, human spirit, coming of age, teenage love, fall in love, protective parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, single parent, disfigurement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%