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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, bleak, serious
Plot: rapist, legislation, rape, legal action, courtroom drama, crimes, injustice, legal, society, dehumanization, rivalry, husband wife relationship, rape victim, fear, post traumatic stress, in the woods, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, suburbs, suburban life, sexual assault, sex, school, suicidal, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and suspenseful films with plots about life is a bitch, legal, crimes, society, legal action, injustice and courtroom drama mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Life Interrupted: The Wronged Man (2010), Baby for Sale (2004), The Verdict (2013), The Matthew Shepard Story (2002), I Accuse (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: 120 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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, legal, dishonesty, crimes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, courtroom drama, injustice, society, crimes, legal, dishonesty, rape, african american, uncover truth, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, law enforcement, crimes, crime, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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86%
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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, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: adoption, black market, social decay, fighting the system, kids in trouble, crimes, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, babies and infants, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Verdict (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his wife's murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc will do everything in his power to stop it from happening... He is going to take justice into his own hands and will then compete with the constitutional state which let him ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, emotional
Plot: justice, legal, legal action, injustice, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, courtroom, life is a bitch, trial, crimes, rivalry, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: gay slur, gay lead character, murder, gays and lesbians, social decay, courtroom drama, legal, legal action, society, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
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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, sexual abuse, murder, obsession, crimes, fighting the system, private detective, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: sexual assault, false accusation, price of justice, teachers and students, youth, life is a bitch, legal, legal action, righting the wronged, power relations, courtroom drama, hardcase students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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81%
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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, 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: rough, sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal, strong female presence, crimes, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal action, society, domestic disturbance, injustice, lawsuit, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
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80%
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Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 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: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, legal, under the surface, family relations, suburbs, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island
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77%
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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, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, society, crimes, couples, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, brainwashing, husband wife relationship, hidden truth, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: crimes, legal investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, false accusation, mystery, legal action, dedicated lawyer, legal, clergy, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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75%
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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, contemplative, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, discrimination, false accusation, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch, destiny, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
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73%
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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: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: rape, injustice, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, strong female presence, violence against women, legal system, justice, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, courtroom drama, injustice, violence against women, sexual abuse, rape victim, gang rape, lawyer, testimony, district attorney, sexual assault, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., boston, massachusetts, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, society, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, introspection, courtroom drama, crimes, injustice, obsession, life is a bitch, drug dealing, rivalry, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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70%
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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: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, life is a bitch, woman in danger, injustice, society, confined, master and servant, human trafficking, slavery, teenage girl, against humanity, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: bleak, clever, disturbing, talky, serious ...
Plot: school, sexual abuse, false accusation, courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, parents and children, conspiracy, life is a bitch, fighting the system, crimes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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69%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal action, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Child (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Simon Sachs, a terminally ill ten year old boy, claims to have been a serial killer in his previous life and apparently he can prove it. He leads a lawyer, Robert Stern to the locations of the bodies, who were killed long before Simon was born. ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: pedophile, legal investigation, serial killer, legal action, legal, crimes, rivalry, deadly, terminal illness, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, pedophilia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, thought provoking ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, society, rebellion, legal, politics, injustice, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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68%
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, against the odds, human spirit, clergy, state affairs, politics, injustice, working class, life is a bitch, legal action, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, drug dealing, legal, injustice, prison, fighting the system, righting the wronged, society, protagonist as suspect, crimes, wrong place wrong time, life is a bitch ...
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67%
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Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, life is a bitch, legal investigation, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, injustice, legal action, society, judge, courtroom, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Plain Truth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: amish, courtroom drama, mystery, murder, pregnancy, police investigation, crimes, forbidden love, teenage life, legal, culture clash, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, tense ...
Plot: gang, captivity, vigilantism, deadly, murder, life is a bitch, vengeance, injustice, rivalry, sexual abuse, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bank, discrimination, strike, legal, fighting the system, rebellion, society, legal action, leadership, politics, rivalry, gender ...
Time: 70s, year 1978, year 1977, year 1976, year 1979
Place: minnesota, midwest
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65%