Movies like Execution of Justice

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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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, murder, crime and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Execution of Justice: Open Doors (1990), The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988), Crime of the Century (1996), Golden Gate (1993), The Burning Bed (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
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Plot: crime, dedicated lawyer, strong sexual content, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, death row, false accusation, murder, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: factory, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, journalism, legal action, legal investigation, anti semitism, uncover truth, death row, false accusation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1910s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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Crime of the Century
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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Time: 30s, 1930s
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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.
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Golden Gate
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking
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Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
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The Burning Bed
Genre: Crime, Drama
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
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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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, prison, fighting the system, death penalty, death, taxi driver, crime, dedicated lawyer, guilt, legal action, pornography ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: california, poland, warsaw poland
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The Glass Shield
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, racism, murder, police, corruption, tough law enforcer, cancer, police station, legal action, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   69%
    User:   66%
 
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: serious, rough, talky, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, dedicated lawyer, crime, hollywood, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, psychopath, religions or cults, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   57%
 
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, courtroom, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, tv show, false accusation, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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System:   64%
    User:   58%
 
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Red Letters
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, crimes, crime, amateur detective, mystery, obsession, destructive relationship, woman in danger, righting the wronged, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, 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:   54%
    User:   48%
 
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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, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Inside
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, talky, bleak, realistic, thought provoking ...
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Place: africa, south africa
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Breaking Point
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, crime, vengeance, crimes, prison, deadly, law enforcement, criminal heroes, vigilante, mafia, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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    User:   51%
 
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, prison, protagonist as suspect, legal action, terrorism, legal investigation, terrorist, trial, lawyer, professor, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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System:   48%
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, tense, biting, serious ...
Plot: crime, politics, murder, police investigation, police, investigation, protagonist as suspect, political, fascism, brutality, corruption, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
Sins of the Father
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, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, interracial relations, church, discrimination, racism, injustice, crimes, society, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
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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
Plot: murder, police, crime, police corruption, police investigation, police station, violence, addiction, drug addiction, drugs, gang, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey, bronx new york city
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System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
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, realistic, rough, 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:   46%
    User:   55%
 
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Swoon
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, crime, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, couples, kidnapping, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
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System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
Who Killed Pasolini?
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. All the investigation about the crime is about the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: politics, crime, writer's life, murder, cause and meaning, under the surface, artists and showbiz, deadly, gays and lesbians, legal investigation, sexual relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: italy, rome italy
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System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
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, serious, twists and turns, 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, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
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Red Corner
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, suspense, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, death penalty, justice, political corruption, corruption, courtroom, legal action, lawyer, murder mystery, political, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, dedicated lawyer, 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:   43%
    User:   47%
 
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, lawyer, socialite, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: 60s
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System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
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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:   40%
    User:   39%
 
The French Detective
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, police corruption, political corruption, crime, price of justice, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, society, legal action ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 

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The Klansman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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 ...
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Time: 70s
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The Mack
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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