Movies like Carolina Skeletons

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Carolina Skeletons (1991)
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Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for that, but there are some people in the town who will stop at nothing to hide the secrets of their past...
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: racism, injustice, murder, electric chair, false accusation, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, legal investigation, interracial relations, blind ambition, society, amateur detective, haunted by the past, small town life, death row, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town, deadly, siblings relations, protagonist as suspect, wrongfully committed, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina

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Most similar movies to Carolina Skeletons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carolina Skeletons: Murder in Greenwich (2002), The Glass Shield (1994), Cut Bank (2014), Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007), A Letter from Death Row (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, investigation, deadly, small town life, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, who done it, teenage life, protagonist as suspect, mystery, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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95%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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85%
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Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, disorder, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, crimes, witness, nothing goes right, small town, cons and scams, small town life, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, crime, murder, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, heist, coma, cold case, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1992
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: death row, murder, life is a bitch, heroes, riddles and clues, state affairs, crime, confined, crimes, mystery, wrongfully committed, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Klansman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, legal, police corruption, social relations, opposites attract, vigilantism, courtroom drama, society, injustice, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: rough, clever, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, confined, mystery, uncover truth, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, who done it, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, iraq war, racism, deadly, family problems, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, family in crisis, crime, homecoming, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Inside (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An emotional and thrilling tale of life and death behind the walls of a maximum security prison. From the acclaimed director of 'Bonnie and Clyde', and featuring a powerful international cast.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: disintegration, racism, prison, politics, prisoner, retribution, apartheid, political prisoner, dishonesty, political intrigue, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Red Letters (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, mystery, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, obsession, amateur detective, destructive relationship, murder, escaped prisoner, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, frame up, false accusation, life is a bitch, rivalry, courtroom drama, injustice, legal, prison, righting the wronged, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Plot: false accusation, investigation, murder, small town, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, gym, bound and gagged, tied to a chair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: racism, church, legal, hopes, crime, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Ceremony (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man (Robert Walker) has an affair with his condemned brother's (Laurence Harvey) girlfriend (Sarah Miles) while plotting his escape in Tangier.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: death row, mistaken identity, reunion, intrigue, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, confined, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, murder ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, legal, small town life, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, tough heroes, investigation, terrorism, small town, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, uncover truth, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, interracial relations, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A gambler, a Texas ranger and an FBI agent are investigating a series of vigilante murders.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, false accusation, vengeance, investigation, old west, frame up, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, friendship, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, neo noir, small town, law enforcement, dishonesty, small town life, deadly, serial killer, social relations, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Route 9 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, drug dealing, investigation, sheriff, cash, witnessing a crime, corrupt law enforcer, crime gone awry, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, crime, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, investigation, police investigation, police detective, testimony, false accusation, legal, deadly, death row, fighting the system, mentally challenged, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, siblings relations, on the run, femme fatale, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, usa, louisiana ...
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65%
The Color of Lies (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, child murder, couples, law enforcement, small town life, small town, murder, social relations, deadly, dishonesty, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Laughing Policeman (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's tough beat for San Francisco police lieutenant Jake Martin (Walter Matthau) when he has to investigate a city bus massacre in which a madman opened machine gunfire on eight people.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, psychopath, bus, serial killer, murder, mass murder, killer, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, crime, violence spree ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, false accusation, murder, mystery, crimes, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, legal, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, life is a bitch, crime, gangsters, drug dealing, police investigation, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, city life, collector ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, siblings relations, suburbs, life is a bitch, crime, kids in trouble, small town, youth, reunion, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, crime, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, law enforcement, injustice, vigilantism, politics, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: murder, social decay, fighting the system, dishonesty, boss and employee, rise to the top, legal action, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, army investigation, gays and lesbians, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, mystery, society, who done it, uncover truth, investigation, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%