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The Chamber (1996)
 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only four weeks before Sam Cayhall is to be executed, Adam meets his grandfather for the first time in the Mississippi prison which has held him since the crime. The meeting is predictably tense when the educated, young Mr. "Hall" confronts his venom-spewing elder, Mr. "Cayhall," about the murders. The next day, headlines run proclaiming Adam the grandson who has come to the state to save his grandfather, the infamous Ku Klux Klan bomber. While the old man's life lies in the balance, Adam's motivation in fighting this battle becomes clear as the story unfolds. Not only does he fight for his grandfather, but perhaps for himself as well. He has come to heal the wounds of his own father's suicide...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, emotional, talky, gloomy, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, politics, legal, anti semitism, haunted by the past, crimes, legal action, parents and children, prison life, power relations, family relations, terrorism, death row, ku klux klan, confined, life is a bitch, hopes, society, introspection, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, legal, police investigation, corruption and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Chamber: Mississippi Burning (1988), The Firm (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), Last Dance (1996), Shot in the Heart (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, murder, sheriff, small town, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation, violence, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
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100%
 6.8
 113K
The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: law firm, legal, moral dilemma, mafia, surveillance, lawyer, fighting the system, crimes, seduction, blackmail, murder, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee, boston, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 126K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, injustice, small town, rape, court, revenge, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.7
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, legal action, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, prison life, deadly, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Shot in the Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: AND YOU'RE TO BLAME! Honey, you give love a bad name. (The story of a man coming to terms with the sins and secrets of his notorious brother and, in the process, exploring the legacy of violence in his own family.)
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, death row, courtroom drama, prison life, tragic hero, dysfunctional family, prison, parents and children, mormon, price of justice, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 6K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, uncover truth, hopes, parents and children, father daughter relationship, against the odds, righting the wronged, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 16K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, legal action, false accusation, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, talky, bleak ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, legal action, snitch, jury, police, police investigation, crimes, crime, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.4
 7K
Music Box (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, family relations, parents and children, court, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, power relations, racism, court case, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, budapest hungary, budapest, hungary, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, confined, crime, crimes, going straight, journalism ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, crime, legal action, organized crime, mob boss, gangsters, idealism, society, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 89K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: stylized, captivating, tense, cynical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, lawyer, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, indiana, ohio, cincinnati ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: racism, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, parents and children, injustice, rebellion, legal, society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, confined, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 6K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, clever, bleak ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, terrorism, conspiracy, police officer, jewish american, police investigation, investigation, crime, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, introspection, courtroom drama, obsession, injustice, drug dealing, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 681
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: rough, bleak, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, juvenile delinquency, hopes, human spirit, social decay, prison life, deadly, fighting the system, sexual abuse, racism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 5K
Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, touching, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: asthma, murder, inhaler, crime, crimes, down on your luck, woman in danger, introspection, gangsters, on the run, orphan, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, confined, uncover truth, fighting the system, false accusation, courtroom drama, prison life, society, legal, legal action, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, suspense, disturbing, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, legal, frame up, false accusation, uncover truth, police investigation, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, confined, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, moral dilemma, lawyers and clients, price of justice, injustice, legal action, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, contemplative, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, death sentence, drifter, execution, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, mind game, rape, mystery, crimes, crime, lawyer, serial killer, murder mystery, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.2
 61K
The Rainmaker (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, domestic violence, self defense, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, lawsuit, legal, hopes, civil action, righting the wronged, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: memphis, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 49K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: secret service, political corruption, family relations, crimes, assassination, crime, state affairs, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, deadly, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 9K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, political conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, murder mystery, mute or deaf, protagonist as suspect, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 1K
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, sincere, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, ku klux klan, injustice, social relations, police corruption, vengeance, legal, teenage life, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 31K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, investigation, false accusation, race against time, journalism, lethal injection, death penalty, crime, crimes, uncover truth, journal, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: prison, murder, alcatraz, lawyer, courtroom, solitary, theft, warden, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, year 1941 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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