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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
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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: sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: courtroom, prison, courtroom drama, lawyer, criminal justice, bureaucracy, social change, legal, false accusation, oldtimer, legal action, life is a bitch, prison life, rebellion, injustice, fighting the system, rivalry, society, confined, dedicated lawyer, power relations, righting the wronged, court, justice, poverty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about legal, life is a bitch, courtroom, injustice, society, courtroom drama and lawyer mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Gideon's Trumpet: The Wronged Man (2010), Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013), The Attorney (2013), Darrow (1991), Separate But Equal (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disturbing ...
Plot: african american, false accusation, hopes, court, injustice, society, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, justice, redemption, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
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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, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, uncover truth, false accusation, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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35%
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: captivating, serious, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: courtroom, righting the wronged, injustice, legal action, ambition, political unrest, against the odds, justice, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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33%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, rough
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, against the odds, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, lawyer, injustice, legal action, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, legal, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, legal action, life is a bitch, rebellion, power relations, court, criminal trial, labor leader ...
Time: 1890s, 1910s, 1920s
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31%
Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
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Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal, civil rights, racism, african american, court, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, racial segregation, blaxploitation, interracial relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 50s
Place: washington d.c., usa, south carolina, new york
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30%
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, professor, terrorist, court, terrorism, legal, injustice, power relations, hotshot lawyer, rebellion, legal investigation, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Inherit the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, religion, evolution, bigotry, social relations, religions or cults, idealism, society, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, aborigine, racism, illiteracy, injustice, fighting the system, legal investigation, social differences, false accusation, price of justice, society ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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29%
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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, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, racism, state affairs, dishonesty, injustice, discrimination, false accusation, corrupted ruler, confined, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
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28%
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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
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion versus science, courtroom drama, lawyer, religion, court, small town, courtroom, hopes, dishonesty, idealism, legal action, journalism ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, thought provoking, captivating, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, military, lawyer, american politics, courtroom, legal, prison, injustice, negligence, starvation, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, georgia
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27%
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I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prison, courtroom drama, death sentence, death row, addiction, heist, false accusation, murder, drug abuse, prison life, injustice, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
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26%
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, clever, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, racism, courtroom drama, african american, civil rights, usa history, blaxploitation, intrigue, lawyer, courtroom, soldier, military ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Omar Killed Me (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, courtroom, social misfits, amateur detective, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion, confined, legal, injustice, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1991
Place: france, french riviera, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Mar'caux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, prison, courtroom, legal, false accusation, police brutality, imprisonment, broken family, injustice, judge, courtroom drama, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, factual, compassionate, intense ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, courtroom, civil rights, court, legal, lawyer, racial violence, legal investigation, murder, investigation, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: realistic, emotional, compassionate, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: court, lawyer, arson, justice, fighting the system, death sentence, hopes, prison, false accusation, freedom, legal, injustice ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, captivating, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: anarchist, anarchism, lawyer, courtroom, electric chair, death sentence, italian immigrant, immigrants, courtroom drama, police, court, intrigue ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts
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25%
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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, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, dishonesty, injustice, racism, jury, against the odds, dedicated lawyer, legal action, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events, The Lena Baker Story recounts one African-American womans struggle to rise above the challenges of her life, to face the choices she makes, and to ultimately triumph over her...Lena Baker was the first and only woman to be ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, boss and employee, false accusation, racism, workplace, electric chair, courtroom, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, africa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, courtroom drama, false accusation, investigation, uncover truth, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, court, prosecutor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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24%
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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, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: intrigue, courtroom drama, italian mafia, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, lynching, life is a bitch, politics, rivalry, rebellion, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: tense, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, apartheid, social change, prison, racism, politics, society, rebellion, legal, hopes, heroes, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: south africa, africa
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24%
A Matter of Sex (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama - Jean Stapleton, Nancy Beatty, J. Winston Carroll
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: strike, business, discrimination, bank, misogyny, women's rights, banking, power relations, injustice, working class, labor union, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1977, year 1976, year 1978
Place: minnesota, midwest
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23%
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, prison life, vengeance, rebellion, politics, life sentence, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, legal, police brutality, freedom fighter, court ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, year 1931, 20th century
Place: punjab, asia, india
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23%
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Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: political, touching, emotional, epic, dramatic ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, court, lawyer, rebellion, ship, legal, idealism, courtroom, african american, justice, politics ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: africa, cuba, england, washington d.c., massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Crime of the Century (1996)
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, serial killer, kidnapping, confined, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, legal investigation, rebellion, fighting the system, law enforcement ...
Time: 1930s
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23%
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: woman in danger, feminism, domestic violence, legal, strong female presence, family problems, injustice, life is a bitch, society, domestic disturbance, fighting the system, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: connecticut
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22%