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Darrow (1991)
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Darrow (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A film about Clarence Darrow - based on a true story.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, legal action, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, power relations, court, murder trial, freedom fighter, change of heart, defense attorney, labor leader, criminal trial, trial
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1890s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about courtroom, legal, lawyer, life is a bitch, society, court and courtroom drama mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Darrow: Gideon's Trumpet (1980), The Attorney (2013), Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013), Inherit the Wind (1999), Jump! (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, prison, courtroom drama, lawyer, social change, bureaucracy, false accusation, legal, oldtimer, prison life, power relations, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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95%
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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
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The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A film about the early life of the baseball star in the army, particulary his court-martial for insubordination regarding segragation.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, talky ...
Plot: world war two, courtroom drama, intrigue, usa history, lawyer, racism, courtroom, anti semitism, interracial relations, discrimination, bus, military life ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, talky
Plot: courtroom, ambition, legal action, injustice, righting the wronged, against the odds, political unrest, justice, legal, rebellion, hopes, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: gothic, captivating, thought provoking, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, small town, courtroom, religion versus science, culture clash, against the odds, small town life, idealism, human spirit, teachers and students, school ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america
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62%
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Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 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, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, crimes, racism, murder, injustice, state affairs, dishonesty, false accusation, discrimination, power relations, righting the wronged, confined ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Man for All Seasons (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Story of Sir Thomas More, who refused to accept the spiritual leadership of Henry VIII, and faces death as he struggles to remain loyal to his integrity.
Style: captivating, talky, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, royal family, betrayal, lawyer, ancient, christianity, integrity, ego clash, state affairs, intrigue, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy
Plot: legal, supreme court, lawsuit, power relations, workplace, legal action, workplace situations, courtroom, politics, life is a bitch, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Wronged Man (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, crimes, society, injustice, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, african american, morality, redemption, dignity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Terror - Ihr Urteil (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Islamic terrorists hijack an airplane with 164 passengers, planing to steer it into a football arena filled with 70 000 people. Major Lars Koch decides against the orders of his superiors and the laws of his country to shoot the airplane which leads ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom drama, court, punishment, breaking the fourth wall, courtroom, bomb, legal, lawyer, airplane hijack
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: aids, politics, hotshot lawyer, mccarthyism, gay, lgbt, intrigue, hospital, homosexual history, historical figure, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Andersonville Trial (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, lawyer, legal, military, courtroom, prison, confined, life is a bitch, legal investigation, army investigation, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%
Polanski Unauthorized (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unauthorized chronicle of the life of Roman Polanski.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, lifestyle, celebrity culture, unfulfillment
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: sick child, coming of age, youth, aids, school, hospital, terminal illness, family relations, brother sister relationship, dedicated educator, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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
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43%
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 ⇓
42%
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Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Style: political, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, lawyer, courtroom, electric chair, death sentence, italian immigrant, immigrants, courtroom drama, police, political persecution, miscarriage of justice ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, captivating, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, life is a bitch, hopes, leadership, student life, social relations, clergy, society ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: political, thought provoking, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: political corruption, women, girl, corruption, fighting the system, politics, graphic violence, power relations, rebellion, dishonesty, blind ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Court (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, social differences, court, human nature, power relations, injustice, society, legal, discrimination, lawyer, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
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Saint Judy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and how she singlehandedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, factual
Plot: immigration, lawyer, courtroom drama, court case, courage, prejudice, female friendship, court, justice, evidence, destiny, female protagonist ...
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36%
Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: serial killer, union, election, labor union, campaign, murder, miner, workplace situations, vengeance, rebellion, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
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36%
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Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: court, lawyer, arson, justice, fighting the system, death sentence, false accusation, freedom, legal, hopes, prison, injustice ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
23rd March 1931: Shaheed (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter, is arrested for killing the British official responsible for the death of his mentor Lala Lajpatrai. He is ultimately hanged for his misdeed.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: prison, vengeance, prison life, rebellion, politics, rebelliousness, life sentence, life is a bitch, legal, police brutality, freedom fighter, court ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, year 1931, 20th century
Place: punjab, india, asia
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35%
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, interracial love, white male black female relationship, interracial couple, civil rights, marriage, interracial marriage, racial issues, fighting the system, wedding, racism, miscegenation ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Reunion movie from the popular TV series reunites most of the original cast from the Los Angeles law firm of McKenzie-Brackman. In the eight years since the series ended, the founding senior partner, Leland McKenzie, has retired and left Douglas ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, law firm, courtroom, death row, legal, nypd, reunion
Place: los angeles
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34%
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 ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%