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Shahid (2012)
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Shahid (2012)
Original name: शाहिद
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: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: terrorist, legal, muslim, false arrest, life is a bitch, society, civil rights, religions or cults, injustice, hopes, social activist, human rights, crimes, human spirit, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, bittersweet, prison, lawyer, police, violence, death, family relations, torture, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008, 1990s
Place: india, asia, pakistan, mumbai india, kashmir

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about life is a bitch, society, injustice, legal, courtroom drama, crimes and courtroom mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Shahid: The Wronged Man (2010), Court (2014), Jump! (2007), Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013), In the Name of the Father (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, injustice, courtroom drama, society, crimes, dishonesty, legal, rape, african american, uncover truth, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 4K
Court (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, social differences, court, human nature, injustice, discrimination, legal, power relations, society, trial, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.0
 551
Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 102 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: disturbing, serious, bleak, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, false accusation, state affairs, crimes, injustice, discrimination, dishonesty, legal, society, destiny ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, injustice, ambition, against the odds, political unrest, righting the wronged, courtroom, legal action, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, 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, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, thief, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, legal, racism, society, life is a bitch, human spirit, discrimination, injustice, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, dishonesty, legal, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 2K
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, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, prison, broken family, police brutality, imprisonment, lawyer, judge, life turned upside down, courtroom drama, prison life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, injustice, parents and children, family relations, false accusation, society, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: legal, domestic disturbance, couple relations, courtroom drama, society, woman in danger, lawsuit, strong female presence, legal action, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Omar Killed Me (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: investigation, murder, prison, courtroom, false accusation, fighting the system, amateur detective, social misfits, legal, injustice, rebellion, prison life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, year 1991
Place: france, french riviera, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 2K
Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, society, injustice, small town, prison, perjury, life turned upside down, social relations, picked on, teasing, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, emotional, thought provoking, compassionate, disturbing ...
Plot: trial, arson, justice, court, lawyer, fighting the system, freedom, false accusation, death penalty, prison, hopes, legal ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 552
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, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, courtroom drama, legal investigation, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action, injustice, judge, courtroom, uncover truth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, legal, false accusation, fighting the system, injustice, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, prison life, society, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, world war two, courtroom, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, interracial relations, athlete's life, army investigation, against humanity, insubordination, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Billy: The Early Years (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Most of us know Billy Graham as the self-assured and charismatic preacher who became one of the most important figures of 20th Century Christianity. Now, with the release of Billy: The Early Years, we meet Billy as the earnest and promising young ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, idealism, redemption, society, lifestyle, clergy, miraculous event, born again christian, christianity, faith ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: trial, courtroom drama, investigation, murder, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal, obsession, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, one last case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 367
Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, homecoming, culture clash, immigrants, life is a bitch, hopes, starting over, society, injustice, rivalry, misfit, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, usa, canada, england, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 412
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, human spirit, rebellion, society, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 457
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, society, crimes, life is a bitch, parents and children, obsession, danger, family relations, injustice, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 892
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, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, uncover truth, missing person, parents and children, politics, price of justice, society, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, arranged marriage, prison, hotshot lawyer, hopes, deadly, life sentence, life is a bitch, fighting the system, family problems, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 734
Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, false accusation, culture clash, social differences, life is a bitch, parents and children, society, injustice, religions or cults, terrorism, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 150
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: bleak, thought provoking, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, prison life, society, drug abuse, addiction, heist, legal, injustice, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 3K
Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: labor union, fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, working class, hopes, leadership, social relations, society, life is a bitch, migrant worker, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona, yuma arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 2K
On the Path (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Loving young couple Luna and Amar try their best to overcome unexpected obstacles that threaten their relationship. After Amar's dramatic change in a fundamentalist community, Luna tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep ...
Style: sincere, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, couple relations, self discovery, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, introspection, couples, religions or cults, redemption, islam, religion, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, professor, terrorist, trial, prison life, society, danger, injustice, rebellion, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Gospel of the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three lives in search of redemption intersect in the streets of Lima: undercover cop Gamarra’s desperate attempts to save his wife from a terminal illness gets him into trouble; bus driver Felix wants to be accepted into a religious sect after his ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: redemption, human nature, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, undercover, terminal illness, law enforcement, society, multiple storylines, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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