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A Life Interrupted (2007)
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A Life Interrupted (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After Debbie Smith was raped, she didn't take the law into her own hands. She wrote the law... Based on a true story. In 1989, Debbie Smith was living a quiet life as a housewife with her police officer husband, Rob and their two kids, but one day it's all shattered. While her husband slept upstairs, Debbie was dragged from her kitchen in broad daylight and brutally raped in the woods. After going through the dehumanizing rape-kit, she waited with fear and paranoia. Six years later, her rapist was caught through a chance DNA test. After learning how many rape-kits go untested and how long women wait to get justice, Debbie makes it her mission so no one women will suffer the long wait to get justice.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious
Plot: rapist, legislation, legal action, courtroom drama, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, legal, society, dehumanization, sexual abuse, rivalry, husband wife relationship, rape victim, fear, post traumatic stress, social problems, fight for justice, violence, sexualized violence, relationship problems, social injustice, forest, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, society, legal, crimes, injustice, courtroom drama and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like A Life Interrupted: Baby for Sale (2004), The Wronged Man (2010), Family Sins (2004), I Am Slave (2010), Student Seduction (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, crimes, society, dishonesty, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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Baby for Sale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: babies and infants, adoption, black market, sting operation, fighting the system, kids in trouble, social decay, legal, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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94%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, coming of age, interrogation, crimes, law enforcement, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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93%
The Wronged Man (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, crimes, society, injustice, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, african american, morality, redemption, dignity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, legal, under the surface, arson, kidnapping, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island
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87%
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I Am Slave (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Mende Nazer, the story unfolds as twelve-year-old Malia, daughter of champion wrestler Bah, is abducted from her Sudanese village in the Nubar Mountains by pro-government Arab militia and sold into slavery to a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, kidnapping, life is a bitch, woman in danger, injustice, society, confined, master and servant, teenage girl, women, human rights, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, england, london, sudan
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Student Seduction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Christie Dawson always wanted to be the "cool" teacher. But her world is shaken up after a pupil's crush spirals out of control and he sexually assaults her. Suddenly, her colleagues, neighbors and even her hubby are wondering whether ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: sexual assault, false accusation, teachers and students, price of justice, legal action, legal, youth, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, power relations, courtroom drama, hardcase students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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83%
The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, queer cinema
Plot: gay slur, lgbt, gay lead character, gay bashing, gay, gays and lesbians, murder, hate crime, courtroom drama, social decay, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
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83%
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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: woman in danger, feminism, legal, strong female presence, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, legal action, crimes, injustice, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: connecticut
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82%
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I Accuse (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A chilling tale based on a real event in which a doctor stepped out of line and sexually assaulted a patient when drugged.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rapist, courtroom drama, small town, mind game, fighting the system, private detective, society, crimes, life is a bitch, obsession, murder, legal ...
Time: contemporary
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82%
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Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: tense, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, society, couples, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, hidden truth, husband wife relationship, brainwashing, world war two, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
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81%
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Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, crimes, racism, murder, injustice, state affairs, dishonesty, false accusation, discrimination, power relations, righting the wronged, confined ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
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Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, crimes, false accusation, couple relations, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal, society, clergy, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, drug dealing, legal, wrongful conviction, prison, righting the wronged, fighting the system, wrong place wrong time, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, crimes ...
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Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, false accusation, pedophilia, journalism, gender, legal, sexual abuse, school, hysteria, courtroom, wrongful arrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, tahiti
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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, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, political unrest, parents and children, price of justice, political intrigue, life is a bitch, legal, society, politics, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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73%
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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, tense, psychological ...
Plot: human rights, muslim, legal, terrorist, courtroom, lawyer, false arrest, civil rights, life is a bitch, society, social activist, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: india, asia, pakistan, mumbai india, kashmir
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To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, political activist, murder, occupation, clergy, state affairs, against the odds, human spirit, injustice, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, holland, europe
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The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: mystery, corruption, legal, investigation, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch, small town life, cover-up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa
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Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Mar'caux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, courtroom, false accusation, police brutality, imprisonment, broken family, injustice, prison, judge, life turned upside down, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, flanders
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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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, prison, courtroom drama, lawyer, social change, bureaucracy, false accusation, legal, oldtimer, prison life, power relations, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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The Bang Bang Club (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough
Plot: photographer, photojournalist, journalism, media, newspaper, society, life risking, political unrest, discrimination, life is a bitch, state affairs, social activist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, south africa
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72%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, fighting the system, rebellion, corporate crime, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, courtroom drama, injustice, religions or cults, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
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Woman Under Influence (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: "L'emprise" is the story of a drama, adapted from the moving book-witness "Acquitted", by Alexandra Lange. The story of a mother of four children, which is found in March 2012 in the dock of the foundations of Douai for the ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, suspense
Plot: man hits a woman, violence against women, domestic violence, courtroom, murder, dysfunctional marriage, social problems, unhappy marriage, violence, husband wife relationship, murderer, fight for justice ...
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71%
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Crossed Over (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the book Crossed Over: A Murder/A Memoir by Beverly Lowry, Crossed Over tells the true story of a woman, Beverly Lowry, who after the tragic hit-and-run death of her teenage son, sinks into a deep depression. Lowry and her supportive ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: obsession, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, murder, estrangement, friendship, curses spells and rituals, redemption, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, texas, usa
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71%
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I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, prison, death sentence, heist, death row, drug abuse, false accusation, murder, prison life, addiction, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: mexico
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71%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jake DeMitro cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, introspection, courtroom drama, injustice, drug dealing, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, obsession, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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In Bar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of young high society friends, aged between 18 and 25, are gathered at a friend's bar that they regularly frequent for the night. But when they finish of their last beer and prepare to head home they find themselves held captive at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough, art house ...
Plot: gang, captivity, vigilantism, rape, vengeance, rivalry, sexual abuse, murder, confined, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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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, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: court, courtroom drama, investigation, murder, obsession, legal, crimes, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, lifetime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rape, injustice, sexual abuse, society, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, strong female presence, violence against women, police corruption, justice, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
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70%