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, biting, suspense, cynical
Plot: tv show, courtroom drama, crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, jury, courtroom, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal, murder, society, political corruption, media, false accusation, law enforcement, political unrest, state affairs, power relations, terrorism, deadly, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, legal action ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida

Most similar movies to Citizen Verdict

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, legal, courtroom drama, society, dishonesty, crimes and dedicated lawyer mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Citizen Verdict: Word of Honor (2003), Black and White (2002), Blind Faith (1998), Afterburn (1992), One Angry Juror (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, legal, society, fighting the system, dishonesty, military life, law enforcement, police corruption, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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95%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, false accusation, fighting the system, price of justice, legal investigation, courtroom drama, social differences, injustice, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: legal, terrorism, professor, terrorist, trial, lawyer, prison life, politics, prison, danger, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 ⇓
87%
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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: legal, murder, hotshot lawyer, uncover truth, crimes, siblings relations, life is a bitch, legal investigation, racism, dedicated lawyer, gays and lesbians, interracial relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 573
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, dishonesty, law enforcement, heroes, state affairs, hopes, legal, false accusation, investigation, uncover truth, righting the wronged, military ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, sincere, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, investigation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, dishonesty, deadly, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, human spirit, injustice, courtroom drama, rebellion, prison life, society, hopes, confined, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: legal, gangsters, courtroom, legal investigation, dangerous attraction, fall in love, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, false accusation, racism, dishonesty, injustice, discrimination, hopes, state affairs, legal action, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, politics ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 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, witty, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, fighting the system, disorder, deadly, life is a bitch, power relations, righting the wronged, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, rough, psychological, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, courtroom drama, law enforcement, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, crime, dedicated lawyer, society, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Salvation (2001)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, fighting the system, false accusation, rivalry, society, frame up, legal, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: politics, apartheid, courtroom drama, state affairs, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, missing person, haunted by the past, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 587
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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, crimes, injustice, murder, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 326
Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: hostage, courtroom, legal, uncover truth, rebellion, false accusation, legal action, hostages, legal investigation, rivalry, injustice, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: life is a bitch, heroes, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, dedicated lawyer, crimes, uncover truth, military, deadly, social decay, political intrigue, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rebellion, politics, life is a bitch, hotshot lawyer, hopes, danger, legal, terrorism, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, year 2000, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, new york, bangladesh, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, courtroom drama, society, dishonesty, corporate crimes, life is a bitch, legal, religions or cults, injustice, store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
54%
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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, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, social decay, rebellion, idealism, uncover truth, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, clergy, danger, tragic hero, society, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: trial, investigation, courtroom drama, murder, obsession, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, one last case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.0
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Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 102 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: racism, murder, courtroom drama, state affairs, crimes, false accusation, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, power relations, righting the wronged, society ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 546
Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, serious, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal action, injustice, rivalry, courtroom, society, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 504
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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: church, legal investigation, social decay, clergy, courtroom drama, fighting the system, dishonesty, sexual abuse, society, sexual harassment, legal, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, boston, france, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, manipulation, campaign, manipulations, state affairs, society, political intrigue, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 460
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: cynical, clever, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: society, campaign, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, state affairs, politics, satire, deadly, head of state, media, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, mind bending, clever, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, legal investigation, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, mystery, hotshot lawyer, price of justice, crimes, who done it, mute or deaf, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 969
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: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, courtroom, police corruption, vengeance, rebellion, injustice, crime, crimes, legal, righting the wronged, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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