Movies like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

If you like "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" you are looking for medical drama, psychological and tense movies about / with biology, medical research, research, genetics, profanity, fight and death themes of Biography, Drama and History genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
 6.3
 3K
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
Style: medical drama, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: biology, medical research, research, genetics, profanity, fight, death, prayer, life is a bitch, danger, escapades, destiny, hopes, society, adaptation, disorder, deadly, rape, mental institution, writers, cancer, hospital, theft, large family, rain ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 2000s, 1940s, 1950s, 1990s
Place: north carolina, baltimore

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, psychological, suspense and disturbing films with plots about society, danger, life is a bitch, hopes, murder, crimes and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Mystery and Biography genres. Some movies like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Saving Zoë (2019), Burning Sands (2017), 55 Steps (2017), Parkland (2013), Changeling (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 2K
Saving Zoë (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Echo must deal with the regular dramas of high school, in addition to grappling with the murder of her older sister, Zoë. But when Echo receives a diary from Zoë's boyfriend, she begins to untangle the secret life her sister lived.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: murder mystery, murder, damsel in distress, investigation, life is a bitch, brutality, danger, friendship, disorder, fight, society, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Burning Sands (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: university, danger, crimes, youth, society, friendship, brotherhood, disorder, murder, hopes, greed, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
 2K
55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, female lawyer, female protagonist, female friendship, opposites attract, danger, life is a bitch, society, escapades, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: woman, atheist, single mother, religion, activist, investigation, dysfunctional family, reporter, lifestyle, life philosophy, mother son relationship, society ...
Time: year 1964, year 1963, year 1955, year 1961, year 1991 ...
Place: texas, baltimore, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
prayer movies
1714
50s movies
50s
1232
escapades movies
9237
 6.4
 15K
Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, state affairs, society, doctors and patients, americana, power relations, deadly, kennedy assassination, secret service, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 243K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, disorder, life is a bitch, pedophile, twists & turns, serial killer, corruption, kidnapped child ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 3K
Semper Fi (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cal is a dedicated cop who also serves as a sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. When his reckless half brother lands in jail for accidentally killing a man, Cal and his buddies hatch a plan to break him out of prison -- no matter what the cost.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, disturbing, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, violence, brutality, adaptation, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, friendship, danger, dishonesty, deadly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Devil's Harvest (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, Bitter Harvest conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sincere, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hunger, genocide, peasant, adaptation, brutality, danger, society, couples, love, life is a bitch, soviet, family relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 2K
Feed (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Olivia and Matthew Grey, 18-year-old twins born into a world of privilege and high expectations. There are almost no boundaries between them - even their dreams are connected.
Style: psychological, suspense, sincere, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anorexia, twins, hospitalization, eating disorder, family, youth, life is a bitch, adaptation, love, society, destiny, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
American Woman (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young grandmother in a small Pennsylvania town raises her daughter's child after the girl disappears. All the while, a desperate search for her continues.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: missing daughter, family drama, female protagonist, grandmother grandson relationship, mother daughter relationship, single mother, serial killer, danger, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: roman empire, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society, idealism, rise and fall, jesus christ, jesus, religion, self sacrifice, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, cia, investigation, conspiracy, drug dealing, reporter, uncover truth, state affairs, government agency, life turned upside down, police corruption, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, doctors and patients, uncover truth, cure, deadly, morgue, doctor patient relationship, homeless man, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: politics, society, escapades, ambition, danger, rivalry, life philosophy, world politics, disorder, political activism, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, year 2016, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 529
Stunts (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, danger, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, who done it, stuntman, best friends, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 4K
The Public (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Style: suspense, psychological, complex, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: library, psychopath, violence, life is a bitch, life & death, society, hospital, danger, brutality, pubic hair, male nudity, homelessness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cincinnati ohio, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 393
Los Perros (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Argentina, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mariana, an upper-class Chilean, feels a strange attraction towards her riding teacher, Juan, a former colonel with a shady past.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unfaithful wife, cheating wife, seductress, female nudity, father daughter relationship, sex scene, escapades, deadly, love, chase, rivalry, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1948, Johns served as the outspoken spiritual leader of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Incensed at the racial injustice that pervaded the South, he was determined to fight for equality for all African Americans.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: church, racism, fighting the system, heroes, injustice, military, clergy, interracial relations, workplace situations, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
captivating movies
14584
destiny movies
8116
suspense movies
12757
hopes movies
5968
 6.2
 294
One Breath (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following her divorce, Marina Gordeeva (40) thinks she'll never meet love again. Little does she know that one day, she'll find the love of her life in free diving, one of the most extreme sports in existence, built on diving as deep as ...
Style: captivating, touching, psychological, sincere, disturbing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: diving, ambition, friendship, danger, mentor, obsession, adaptation, destiny, loneliness, escapades, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 10K
Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, captivity, false accusation, solitary, life is a bitch, danger, interrogation, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, human spirit, heroic mission, idealism, couple relations, couples, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Naples in Veils (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a Naples suspended between magic and superstition, madness and rationality, a mystery envelops the existence of Adriana (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), overwhelmed by a sudden love and a violent crime.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex scene, female nudity, murder, disorder, police investigation, love and romance, adaptation, sexually frustrated woman, passionate sex, male nudity, obsession, danger ...
Time: contemporary, year 2017, 2010s
Place: italy, naples italy, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Conquest Of Siberia (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is set at the times of Peter the Great’s reforms. At those times when an emerging empire was wreaking havoc on provincial medievalism. The times were the melting pot of everything – of beliefs and of nations. The history of Russian ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: rivalry, love, friendship, culture clash, death, escapades, vengeance, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, murder, hopes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
society movies
10079
suspenseful movies
17782
disturbing movies
5827
adaptation movies
7264
The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave ...
Style: biblical, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, clergy, tragic hero, miraculous event, go public, religions or cults, supernatural, hopes, society, leadership, destiny, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Medieval (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Story: The story of 14th century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: commander, czech history, european history, deadly, danger, violence, heroic, warrior, religion, chase, sword fight, society ...
Time: 14th century, 15th century
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Great Alaskan Race (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1925, a group of brave mushers travel 700 miles to save the small children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly epidemic.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, escapades, chases and races, family, heroes, deadly, life philosophy, catastrophe, danger, youth ...
Time: 1920s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, amateur detective, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, youth, deadly, society, danger, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 19K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, missing person, politics, political intrigue, military, journalist, loss of son, corruption, uncover truth, conservative ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, washington d.c., santiago chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 9K
The Souvenir (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.
Style: captivating, sweet, psychological, romantic, disturbing
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: filmmaker, student, undressing, love affair, love, hopes, love and romance, destiny, fall in love, youth, danger, couples ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 7
Rescue Me (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Robyn the daughter of Special Agent in Charge Alex Campbell of the FBI is kidnapped along with her best friend Chloe Hart, Alex is forced to take a close look at those around him to help determine who he can trust and who he can't if he ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: fbi agent, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, violence, secret, friendship, deception, fbi, rescue, teenager, police, marriage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%