Movies like Citizen Verdict

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Citizen Verdict (2003)
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Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also the jury. If the defendant is voted guilty in a death penalty case, Rockman will televise the execution. When an escalation in violent crime and terrorism hits the state of Florida, Governor Tyler, desperate to be seen as a tough-on-crime Republican leader in the upcoming Presidential race, decides to give Rockman his chance and "Citizen Verdict" goes into production in Tampa. Selected by phone-in vote, the show's first contestant is Ricky Carr -- a man accused of the rape and murder of popular celebrity-chef Dolly Hamilton. The case is a surefire ratings winner. But when an investigation begins, it becomes apparent that Ricky may be innocent of murder.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, clever, suspense, cynical, biting
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system, legal, society, media, law enforcement, false accusation, political unrest, courtroom, political corruption, state affairs, power relations, terrorism, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, empire, legal action ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida

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Most similar movies to Citizen Verdict

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about legal, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, dishonesty, crimes, society and dedicated lawyer mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Citizen Verdict: Word of Honor (2003), Black and White (2002), Blind Faith (1998), Afterburn (1992), Reversible Errors (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, professor, terrorist, court, terrorism, legal, power relations, injustice, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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95%
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, vietnam war, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, crimes, hotshot lawyer, aborigine, racism, illiteracy, injustice, legal investigation, fighting the system, social differences, price of justice, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: gay, lgbt, murder, gay slur, criminal lawyer, injustice, kids in trouble, siblings relations, police corruption, racism, interracial relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york
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77%
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 650
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: psychological, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, uncover truth, lovers reunited, testimony, police investigation, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) is given the case of defending Herbert Fowle (Attenborough) who is accused of murdering his wife (Beryl Reid). Despite Fowle's insistence of guilt, Moregenhall ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, bird, murder, murder trial, satire, injustice, power relations, righting the wronged, disorder, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, courtroom, dangerous attraction, fall in love, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, hitman, courtroom drama, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 451
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, nypd, interracial relations, racism, courtroom, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, disturbing, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, dishonesty, injustice, politics, legal, jury, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, bleak
Plot: ira, irish republican army, tragic hero, society, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, military, heroes, gang, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7K
The Attorney (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, against the odds, fighting the system, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, righting the wronged, rivalry, legal action, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 910
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, political ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, injustice, courtroom, judge, lawyer, politics, italian fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Leonard Vole, an unemployed man who is accused of ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, legal investigation, lawyer, court, hotshot lawyer, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, gays and lesbians, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 471
AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: campaign, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, society, crimes, politics, satire, minister, artists and showbiz, media, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 51
Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ira, fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, idealism, social decay, moral dilemma, society, terrorism, legal, clergy, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 832
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, hostage, courtroom, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, false accusation, murder, injustice, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 362
Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: legal, hostage, swat team, courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, false accusation, legal action, legal investigation, price of justice, hotshot lawyer, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: court, courtroom drama, investigation, murder, obsession, legal, crimes, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, lifetime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, courtroom drama, murder, soldier, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, court martial, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, military ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.8
 2K
Red Dust (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sarah Barcant, a lawyer in New York City who grew up in South Africa, returns to her childhood dwelling place to intercede for Alex Mpondo, a Black South African politician who was tortured during apartheid.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, political
Plot: apartheid, missing person, politics, courtroom drama, rivalry, state affairs, dishonesty, haunted by the past, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 547
Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: church, legal investigation, clergy, social decay, courtroom drama, sexual harassment, legal, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, society, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, usa, boston, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, fighting the system, rebellion, corporate crime, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, courtroom drama, injustice, religions or cults, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 1K
Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: captivating, rough, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, gangsters, italian mafia, intrigue, immigrants, mafia, lynching, injustice, courtroom, righting the wronged, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 3K
Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, political ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, cover up, manipulation, political intrigue, campaign, state affairs, fighting the system, society, legal, ambition, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 430
Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: false accusation, hotshot lawyer, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, frame up, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, crimes, society, dishonesty, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%