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On My Skin (2018)
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On My Skin (2018)
Original name: Sulla mia pelle
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The incredible true story behind the most controversial Italian court cases in recent years. Stefano Cucchi was arrested for a minor crime and mysteriously found dead during his detention. In one week's time, a family is changed forever.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: abuse of power, interrogation, police, lawyer client relationship, injury, brutality, prisoner, beating, medical examination, mysterious death, bureaucracy, drug use, cigarette smoking, bureaucrat, netflix, torture, drug addict, drug dealer, male nudity, starvation, hashish, murder, corpse, thinness, jail ...
Place: rome italy

Most similar movies to On My Skin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, captivating, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, death, cigarette smoking, society, brutality, prison and violence mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like On My Skin: Rosewater (2014), Lea (2015), Shahid (2012), Puncture (2011), Breakthrough (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
 5.6
 178
Lea (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lea grew up in a crime family in Calabria. The father of her daughter Denise is also a member of the Mafia. Lea, however, wants a different life for her daughter, free of violence, fear and falsehood. She decides to cooperate with justice, to ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: husband wife relationship, trial, court, mafia, female protagonist, police, courtroom, mother daughter relationship, murder, gps, prison, car on fire ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: italy, milan italy
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84%
 8.2
 16K
Shahid (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This compelling drama tells the remarkable true story of slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who became a powerful voice against the intercommunal violence that has engulfed Mumbai since the early 1990s.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, human rights, legal, muslim, false arrest, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, hopes, religions or cults, social activist, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, pakistan, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Romania, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, globalization, political unrest, rebelliousness, fighting the system, violence spree, demonstration, violence, political protest, bullying, humiliation, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 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, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, against the odds, public health, righting the wronged, legal action, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1999, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 9K
Breakthrough (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, captivating
Plot: religious, faith, hospital, death, paramedic, pastor, lake, police, church, doctor, basketball, winter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 20K
Brain on Fire (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.
Style: medical drama, based on true events, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting illness, strong female lead, hospital, diagnosis, journalist, doctor, psychosis, newspaper reporter, human brain, catatonia, female protagonist, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 949
Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, wartime life, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, downfall, unfulfillment, on the run ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, court, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, false accusation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Gwen Araujo, a transgender teen who was murdered in California in 2002.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: teenage boy, murder, gender disguise, brother sister relationship, single mother, funeral, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, hate crime, loss of son, high school, testimony ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 4K
Pasolini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: We are with Pasolini during the last hours of his life, as he talks with his beloved family and friends, writes, gives a brutally honest interview, shares a meal with Ninetto Davoli, and cruises for the roughest rough trade in his gun-metal gray ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: gay, artists and showbiz, murder, society, filmmaker, interview, death, restaurant, sex, female full frontal nudity, gay slur, sex in car ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 5K
Loro 1 (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Loro", in two parts, is a period movie that chronicles, as a fiction story, events likely happened in Italy (or even made up) between 2006 and 2010. "Loro" wants to suggest in portraits and glimps, through a composite ...
Style: factual, psychological, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: sex trafficking, politics, political corruption, politician, lie, party, sex scene, extramarital affair, family relations, society, drug use, billionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 17K
Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, blackmail, photographer, state affairs, head of state, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, vatican, moscow russia, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Family (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Beksiński is a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works. Beksiński is a family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz and the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family feud, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, painter, camera, murder, suicidal tendency, sex scene, construction site, psychologist, gas explosion ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 174K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, brutality, crime, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mafia, mob boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982, year 1975 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, France, Iceland, USA, Mexico, Belgium, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
Style: thought provoking, based on true events, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mental patient, professor, winston churchill, dictionary, direction and purpose, friendship, shared dream, society, book, writers, insanity
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, crimes, fighting the system, rebellion, prodigy ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952, 1950s
Place: florida, usa, korea, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 1K
Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, touching ...
Plot: politics, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, trial, court, european history, courtroom, strong female lead, lawyer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, court, trial, jail, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: prisoner, prison, ira, suffering, prison life, protest, humiliation, police brutality, dying, hunger, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
150 Milligrams (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the hospital where she works in Brest, France, a lung specialist discovers a direct link between suspicious deaths and state-approved medicine. She fights single-handedly for the truth to come out.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: doctor, health, female protagonist, television, scientist, whistleblower, blood, death, danger, illness, female director, tv interview ...
Time: year 2011, year 2009, year 2010
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, based on true events, exciting
Plot: drug addict, competition, sport competition, drugs, winner, swimming, accident, interrogation, hospital, training, sport, rise to the top ...
Time: year 1978, year 1984, year 1990, year 1988
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 483
Nelly (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. The portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl and star. Several women in one, navigating between great exaltation and great disenchantment. ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: seductress, love interest, female nudity, female protagonist, female sexuality, writers, customer, doctor patient relationship, prostitute, confession, sex worker, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Run for Your Life! (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: He lived the junkie's life as a heroin addict. Triathlon transformed him. Biopic of the record breaking Ironman Andreas Niedrig.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating
Plot: heroin, junkie, drug addict, drug use, lifestyle change, coping, fighting illness, lifestyle, sport, changing lives, drastic change of life, athlete's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
 7.5
 76K
Richard Jewell (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and ...
Style: tense, realistic, factual, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, false accusation, investigation, wrongful arrest, fbi agent, scapegoat, police officer, fbi, historical event, federal bureau of investigation, interrogation, police ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1986, 1990s, 20th century
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Elegant Criminal (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, legal, society, rise and fall, deadly, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, death row, gay subtext, prison ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I'm Not Ashamed (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.
Style: christian film, based on true events, disturbing, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: high school, youth, death, shooting, plan, prom, notebook, adolescence, murder, tragic event, attack, friendship ...
Time: year 1999
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, gorilla, extinction, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, environmental, forces of nature, hunting ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 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, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, un, life is a bitch, supermodel, fashion, injustice, feminism, human spirit, introspection, immigrants, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%