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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: murder, racism, interracial relations, injustice, electric chair, false accusation, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement, legal investigation, small town, siblings relations, haunted by the past, amateur detective, death row, small town life, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, blind ambition, wrongfully committed, investigation, soldier, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, southern usa, south carolina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carolina Skeletons: Eye of God (1997), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011), Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), The Klansman (1974), Murder in Greenwich (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Eye of God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A small Oklahoma town is stripped of its innocence when one of its boys (Nick Stahl) turns up mute and bloodied by the lakeside. Unable to tell his story, the local sheriff (Hal Holbrook) embarks on a quest to uncover the roots of a gruesome crime. ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: murder, small town, pregnancy, abortion, warden, small town sheriff, couple relations, dangerous attraction, teenage life, haunted by the past, small town life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, false accusation, mystery, murder, crimes, law enforcement, quitting job, small town, police officer, gymnasium, rapist, passed out drunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, boston
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93%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: serious, realistic, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: ku klux klan, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, small town, legal action, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, opposites attract, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, murder suspect, false accusation, who done it, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, police detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
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84%
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: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, heist, law enforcement, life is a bitch, coma, cold case, small town, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1994, year 1992
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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77%
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, society, fighting the system, legal action, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, murder, friendship, social relations, law enforcement, lifestyle, dishonesty, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
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76%
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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, child molester, split personality, mystery, investigation, haunted by the past, domestic violence, psychopath, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, boston, usa, massachusetts
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75%
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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: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, urban ghetto, crimes, haunted by the past, homecoming, family problems, society, gang, war veteran, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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75%
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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: realistic, serious, talky, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: prison, racism, politics, disintegration, prisoner, apartheid, political prisoner, retribution, political intrigue, price of justice, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
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72%
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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, small town, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, disorder, crimes, witness, small town life, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dark humor, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa
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70%
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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: death row, murder, injustice, escape, false accusation, prison, who done it, wrongfully committed, destiny, frame up, riddles and clues, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
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69%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: captivating, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, who done it, murder, law enforcement, mystery, gangsters, police station, police officer, domestic disturbance, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
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68%
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, legal, politics, jury, hopes, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, psychopath, serial killer, bus, mass murder, murder, killer, police detective, law enforcement, track down, rivalry, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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68%
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Brotherhood of Murder (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the true story of the largest cash robbery in the history of the USA.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, murder, hostage, injustice, police corruption, working undercover, interracial relations, down on your luck, society, leadership, law enforcement, going straight ...
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67%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: college, prison, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, obsession, destructive relationship, murder, escaped prisoner, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, mojave desert
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67%
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, investigation, parents and children, injustice, rebellion, society, crimes, legal, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
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67%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, youth, opposites attract, hopes, discrimination ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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65%
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, judge, courtroom, cave, graphic violence, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal investigation, law enforcement, confined, military, hotshot lawyer, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, conspiracy, injustice, kids in trouble, courtroom drama, police corruption, racism, interracial relations, siblings relations, false accusation, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
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65%
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, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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65%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, graphic violence, small town life, social relations, man kills a woman, redneck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, frame up, mystery, who done it, legal action, injustice, wrongfully committed, courtroom drama, power relations, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
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64%
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Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, orphan, investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, family in danger, sexual content, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, working class, criminal heroes, society, homecoming, small town, murder, siblings relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
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63%