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The Chamber (1996)
 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, politics, anti semitism, haunted by the past, crimes, legal action, parents and children, prison life, legal, power relations, terrorism, death row, vengeance, confined, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, society, introspection, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967
Place: usa, mississippi

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Most similar movies to The Chamber

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, society, legal and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Chamber: A Time to Kill (1996), The Executioner's Song (1982), The Onion Field (1979), Last Dance (1996), A Short Film About Killing (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 121K
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: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, injustice, small town, rape, legal action, court, revenge, trial, punishment, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, death row, capital punishment, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, journalism, going straight, crime, crimes, confined, legal ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, deadly, law enforcement, law enforcer killer, confined, haunted by the past, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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 ...
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, prison life, dedicated lawyer, legal action, life is a bitch, power relations, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, death sentence, execution, drifter, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, vengeance, legal ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, jury, snitch, police, police investigation, crime, fighting the system, law enforcement, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 15K
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 ...
Plot: murder, frame up, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
 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: thought provoking, serious, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, against the odds, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
 12K
12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, talky, clever, psychological ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, murder, evidence, revelation, trial, argument, lawyer, legal, false accusation, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, forgiveness, confession, court, prison life, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch, journalism, lethal injection, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 73K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: realistic, serious, brutal, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, rivalry, tough heroes, police brutality, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
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: realistic, gloomy, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, death row, price of justice, crimes, deadly, prison life, estrangement, juvenile delinquency, tragic hero, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, who done it, crime, mob boss, organized crime, law enforcement, society, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, boarding house, trial, death sentence, legal, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 6K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, parents and children, court, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, power relations, family relations, racism, court case, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, budapest hungary, chicago illinois, hungary, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, realistic, biting, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, self defense, racism, neo noir, false accusation, crime, fighting the system, against the odds, law enforcement, crimes, hotshot lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, crimes, murder, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, prison, dishonesty, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: suspenseful, serious, touching, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: murder, introspection, woman in danger, down on your luck, crime, gangsters, on the run, orphan, prison, justice, runaway, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 709
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: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, state affairs, legal investigation, crimes, fascism, accountant, unemployment, obsession, murder, dedicated lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.2
 963
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, social decay, police corruption, false accusation, police investigation, murder, crime, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: tense, realistic, clever, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, terrorism, jewish american, police investigation, investigation, crime, racism, workplace situations, golden years, interracial relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, suspenseful, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prison, legal action, wrongfully committed, dedicated lawyer, confined, crime, society, courtroom drama, racism, power relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: domestic violence, murder, marital rape, legal, redemption, courtroom drama, society, injustice, social relations, power relations, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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