Movies like On the Basis of Sex

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On the Basis of Sex (2018)
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On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: clever, inspirational, surprise ending, captivating, thought provoking, based on true events
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, women's rights, supreme court, husband wife relationship, equality, human rights, courtroom, female protagonist, marriage, u.s. constitution, teacher, feminism, law student, lecture, lawyer, mother daughter relationship, justice, female director, cancer, court, hospital, taxi, doctor, judge, rain ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1970, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado

Most similar movies to On the Basis of Sex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out thought provoking, realistic, based on true events and captivating films with plots about courtroom, lawyer, husband wife relationship, greed, mentor, justice and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like On the Basis of Sex: Flash of Genius (2008), Saint Judy (2018), Denial (2016), Erin Brockovich (2000), 55 Steps (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, underdog, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, fighting the system, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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Saint Judy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and how she singlehandedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, factual
Plot: immigration, lawyer, courtroom drama, court case, evidence, courage, court, prejudice, justice, female friendship, trial, courtroom ...
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 6.7
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Denial (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
Style: factual, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, historian, lawyer, courtroom, judge, holocaust survivor, professor, courtroom drama, court, justice, new yorker, jewish ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000, year 1996, year 1999, year 1994 ...
Place: london, atlanta georgia, israel, england, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 176K
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: captivating, factual, uplifting, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, against the odds, contamination, justice, relationship vs career, single mother, court, family relations, righting the wronged, ambition, society, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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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: sincere, tense, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, female lawyer, female protagonist, female friendship, opposites attract, unlikely friendships, society, danger, escapades, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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100%
 7.0
 86K
Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, plagiarism, painter, creativity, painting, court case, ambition, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, greed, marriage, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states, nashville tennessee, birmingham alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 129K
Joy (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: inspirational, witty, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: businesswoman, inventor, family relations, ambition, career woman, parents and children, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, business, divorce, single parent, bankruptcy ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey, dallas texas ...
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100%
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, political unrest, against the odds, injustice, courtroom, righting the wronged, ambition, legal action, hopes, rebellion, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
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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, tense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: politics, trial, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, lawyer, strong female lead, female protagonist, european history, courtroom, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: optimism, advertising, underdog, americana, prize, eviction, small town, mortgage, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions, large family ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
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Unplanned (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose ...
Style: banned film, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: abortion, transformation, redemption, clinic, unplanned pregnancy, women's rights, medical clinic, unwanted pregnancy, religious faith, female protagonist, propaganda, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, year 2013
Place: texas, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.3
 28K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, 1960s, 1950s, year 1966 ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, marriage, kindness, husband wife relationship, homelessness, infidelity, art dealer, homeless, christian, religious, anger, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 123K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, ambition, politician, notoriety, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
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27%
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: controversial, semi serious, captivating, witty, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pornography, porn magazine, millionaire, courtroom drama, free love, against the rules, aids, lawsuit, civil rights, legal, porn, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 80s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
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The Iron Lady (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, thought provoking, factual, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: politics, leadership, female politician, prime minister, political leader, golden years, society, alzheimer's disease, feminism, stubbornness, multiple time frames, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, argentina, europe
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26%
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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: serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: wedding, fighting the system, racism, interracial relations, marriage, interracial marriage, miscegenation, interracial love, hopes, dedicated lawyer, legal action, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
 5.9
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Roe vs. Wade (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Holly Hunter plays a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an abortion in Texas the young woman hires a novice lawyer to plead ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: courtroom, abortion, supreme court, legal system, judiciary, court, legal
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 7K
Phil Spector (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, controversial, based on true events
Plot: showbiz, legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, artists and showbiz, scandal, murder, prosecution, violence against women, husband wife relationship, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1949, year 2003, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, introspection, terminal illness, political corruption, americana, injustice, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
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Coco Chanel (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Italian-French-British TV film targeting the US audience, about the fashion icon Coco Chanel. The film begins with the fashion goddess (deftly played by Shirley MacLaine) in her twilight years, steeped in wealth and fame, still issuing game-changing ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, serious, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fashion, tragic love, relationship vs career, designer, rise to the top, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, feminism, fashion designer, orphan, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, turn of the century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, disturbing, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: trial, lawyer, arson, court, justice, death penalty, fighting the system, false accusation, legal, freedom, prison, hopes ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: The story of the life of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Plot: celebrity, husband wife relationship, filmmaking, child star, film within a film, backstage, alcohol abuse, actress, divorce, honeymoon, domineering mother, movie star ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 50s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 108
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: suspense, tense, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: husband wife relationship, trial, mother daughter relationship, police, murder, courtroom, female protagonist, mafia, police arrest, gps, train station, daughter ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 15K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: stripper, fighting the system, judaism, rise and fall, against the rules, civil rights, drug abuse, ambition, lifestyle, showbiz, addiction, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Children Act (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Plot: judge, marriage crisis, illness, hospital, moral dilemma, crisis of faith, female protagonist, older woman teenage boy relationship, lawyer, husband wife relationship, dying, jehovah's witness ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%