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Confirmation (2016)
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Confirmation (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, suspense, disturbing
Plot: supreme court, court, sexual harassment, lawyer, congressional hearing, investigation, legal investigation, court hearing, secret past, uncover truth, african american
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, realistic, serious and suspense films with plots about court, justice, lawyer, courtroom, legal, corruption and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Confirmation: Erin Brockovich (2000), Dark Waters (2019), Experimenter (2015), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Gideon's Trumpet (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: factual, inspirational, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: contamination, justice, against the odds, lawyer, single mother, court, relationship vs career, family relations, righting the wronged, ambition, society, young woman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: factual, realistic, thought provoking, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: contamination, lawsuit, legal investigation, lawyer, fighting the system, corporate crime, investigation, price of justice, courtroom drama, environmental, uncover truth, contaminated water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 2001, year 2002, year 2012 ...
Place: west virginia, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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94%
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Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, breaking the fourth wall, controversy, insanity, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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73%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere, political thriller ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, legal investigation, civil rights, legal, activist, widow, justice, injustice, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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68%
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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, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, legal, false accusation, courtroom drama, rivalry, confined, dedicated lawyer, rebellion, prison life, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
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A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, court, small town, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, price of justice, corporate crimes, reach out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, new york, washington d.c., massachusetts, new jersey
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63%
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, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: court, trial, lawyer, arson, justice, death penalty, fighting the system, prison, false accusation, legal, freedom, hopes ...
Place: texas
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58%
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, university, prison, human nature, confined, teachers and students, human experiment, experiment, student, experiment gone awry, prison life, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: cheating, tv show, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, contests and competitions, media, ethics, prejudice, advertising, fame, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, underdog, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, human spirit, against the odds, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, sincere, thought provoking, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london, usa, washington d.c. ...
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53%
 7.3
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Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: court, lawyer, racism, racial segregation, injustice, racial issues, investigation, courthouse, african american, courtroom, rape accusation, lie ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, connecticut, mississippi, grand central station manhattan new york city
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52%
The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Young and wide-eyed, Kathie falls in love with charming yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst, only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes.
Style: thought provoking, based on true events, serious, suspense
Plot: jealous husband, murder, missing wife, unsolved crime, disappearance, schizophrenia, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, family business, domestic violence, killing a dog, planned murder ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s
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51%
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, legal, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, crimes, politics, injustice, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: rough, psychological, sincere, suspense, based on true events ...
Plot: interracial friendship, human spirit, civil rights, interracial relations, activism, aggression, court, danger, segregation, racism, ku klux klan, human rights ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 2005, year 1971
Place: north carolina, usa
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Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: court, trial, investigation, courtroom drama, obsession, murder, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, courtroom, true crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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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: disturbing, sincere, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: woman, single mother, atheist, investigation, religion, activist, dysfunctional family, reporter, society, life philosophy, mother son relationship, lifestyle ...
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46%
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, factual
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Roe v. Wade (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Dr. Mildred Jefferson square off in a national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history.
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspense, disturbing
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42%
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The incredible story of the events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, world trade center manhattan new york city, world trade center, state affairs, leadership, chases and races, undercover, deadly, witnessing a crime, crime, politics, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
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41%
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, moral dilemma, murder, against the rules, society, legal action, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Devil's Knot (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, satanism, murder, life is a bitch, legal investigation, jury, police interrogation, crime scene, crimes, investigation, murder investigation, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: arkansas, usa, memphis, southern usa
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40%
Palau the Movie (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Luis, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute. Luis is forced to discontinue his ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, suspense, based on true events ...
Plot: faith, preacher, male protagonist, christianity, father son relationship, evangelical christianity, death of father, husband wife relationship, ends with biographical notes, bible quote, pregnant woman, ends with historical notes ...
Time: year 1966
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39%
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Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, bleak, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
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37%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak ...
Plot: stalinism, world war two, politics, kgb, head of state, state affairs, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, power relations, athlete's life, eccentricity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, seoul, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
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Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Front Runner (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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35%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
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Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%