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Execution of Justice
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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, surprise ending
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, gays and lesbians, against the rules, prison, army investigation, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, fighting the system, politics, miscarriage of justice, insanity, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, assassination, rise to the top ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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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, crimes, legal, dishonesty, murder, crime and courtroom drama mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Execution of Justice: The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988), Open Doors (1990), Golden Gate (1993), Crime of the Century (1996), The Glass Shield (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Murder of Mary Phagan
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
Story: The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1987 two-part TV miniseries made by Orion Pictures Corporation and distributed by National Broadcasting Company (NBC), is a dramatization of the story of Leo Frank, a factory manager charged and convicted with murdering ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense ...
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Time: 1910s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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Open Doors
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, strong sexual content, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, death row, false accusation, murder, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
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Golden Gate
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
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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 ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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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, serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
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Helter Skelter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".
Style: talky, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, dedicated lawyer, crime, legal investigation, hollywood, uncover truth, courtroom drama, psychopath, religions or cults, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   66%
 
A Short Film About Killing
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, serious, enigmatic, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, fighting the system, prison, death penalty, death, taxi driver, dedicated lawyer, crime, guilt, legal action, pornography ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, warsaw poland, poland
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System:   72%
    User:   67%
 
Citizen Verdict
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: thought provoking, serious, cynical, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, tv show, false accusation, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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System:   70%
    User:   61%
 
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The Chamber
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 ...
Style: talky, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, murder, racism, courtroom, death, dedicated lawyer, book, revenge, lawyer, legal action, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   70%
 
...and justice for all.
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: clever, suspense, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, lawyer, courtroom drama, corruption, court, rape, betrayal, guilt, investigation, dedicated lawyer, justice ...
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Red Corner
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, suspense, talky, serious, captivating ...
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
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Fort Apache the Bronx
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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A Time to Kill
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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: suspense, captivating, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Color of Justice
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, crime, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, vengeance, murder, interracial relations, racism, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
True Believer
Genre: Drama, Crime
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, prison, neo noir, legal action, murder, murder mystery, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Inside
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An emotional and thrilling tale of life and death behind the walls of a maximum security prison. From the acclaimed director of 'Bonnie and Clyde', and featuring a powerful international cast.
Style: talky, bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: tragic hero, political unrest, racism, prison, crime, life turned upside down, injustice, fighting the system, political prisoner, retribution, apartheid, prisoner ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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System:   53%
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Blind Faith
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: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, investigation, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, murder, interracial relations, courtroom drama, false accusation, police corruption, racism ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
The Star Chamber
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Plot: crime, vigilantism, murder, serial killer, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, courtroom, hitman, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
The Laramie Project
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, violence, politics, sexuality, aids, homosexuality, death penalty, prejudice, death, courtroom, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, san francisco, california, wyoming
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System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
The Judge and the Assassin
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier attempts to shoot his love who refused to marry him and to commit suicide. Upon release from the filthy asylum where he was placed, with bullets still remaining in his head, he wanders the country roads and rapes and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, serial killer, legal action, courtroom, legal investigation, manipulations, courtroom drama, mental illness, murder, political corruption, price of justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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The Lawyer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Wilma Harrison had it all. A wealthy doctor for a husband. A big playboy for a lover. A beautiful home. And a horrible death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, courtroom drama, socialite, lawyer, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: 60s
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System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
Night Falls on Manhattan
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, crime, police investigation, police, justice, lawyer, courtroom, politics, gang, district attorney, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
Night of the Wilding
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joseph Gainer is a high priced attorney, notorious for getting guilty criminals off the hook. But Gainer is forced to take another look at the price you pay for defending the guilty when he takes on a case of three young men accused of a heinous ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, legal action, urban, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, deadly, legal, gang, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   44%
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The Klansman
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: serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal action, vengeance, small town, vigilantism, interracial relations, courtroom drama, false accusation, discrimination, racism, police corruption, small town life, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
Trial by Jury
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, crime, gangsters, murder, courtroom drama, vengeance, kidnapping, good versus evil, revenge, dedicated lawyer, gangster, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   37%
 

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Wisdom
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Mistrial
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
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System:   43%
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