Movies like The Green Mile

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The Green Mile (1999)
 8.6
 1.3M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad, dramatic, serious, motivational, suspense, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prison, death row, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, electric chair, death sentence, prison life, confined, justice, human nature, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, life, psychic, prison guard, magic realism, healing power, murder, good versus evil, life & death, execution, tragic hero, sadistic killer ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, year 1999, year 1935, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana

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Most similar movies to The Green Mile

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, interesting and dramatic films with plots about redemption, storytelling, crimes, mentor, murder, prison and chase mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Green Mile: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Forrest Gump (1994), Dead Man Walking (1995), Papillon (1973), Phenomenon (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: inspirational, touching, philosophical, uplifting, twist ending ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, human spirit, hopes, friendship between men, life, existentialism, wrongful imprisonment, life sentence, false accusation, prison life ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1965, year 1963, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.8
 2.0M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: inspirational, touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, love, human spirit, destiny, philosophy, journey, rise to the top, life, vietnam war, courage, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: touching, philosophical, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: true love, life philosophy, aging, tragic love, life & death, love and romance, existentialism, child as adult, impossible love, destiny, puzzle, melancholy ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, english channel, pearl harbor, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, nun, redemption, lethal injection, warden, lawyer, justice, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.0
 130K
Papillon (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: inspirational, psychological, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, human spirit, runaway, escape attempt, prison life, criminal heroes, survival, escape, false accusation, life sentence, brutality ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 80K
Phenomenon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, light, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: genius, superhuman powers, terminal illness, supernatural ability, miraculous event, telekinesis, small town, love, goodhearted, brain tumor, romance, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, surreal, depressing, sad ...
Plot: factory worker, death sentence, life is a bitch, dancing, blind character, secret, human spirit, destiny, hanging, tragic hero, tragedy, music ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.1
 176K
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, freedom, prison escape, escape, rebelliousness, death, prison life, dignity, punishment, escape attempt, rebellion, convict ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: florida, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: mysterious stranger, childhood, coming of age, friendship, small town, single mother, childhood memory, childhood friend, psychic power, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, selflessness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, talky, intense, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, lawyer, murder, death row, lethal injection, death sentence, justice, love story, courtroom drama, prison life, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, australia, india, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 36K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: death sentence, death row, crimes, investigation, race against time, lawyer, false accusation, prison, journalism, uncover truth, journal, reporter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, courtroom drama, death sentence, police officer killed, moral ambiguity, morality, manipulation, brutality, courtroom, haunted by the past, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, child abuse, domestic violence, investigation, dysfunctional family, murder, maid, sexual abuse, incest, small town, abusive husband, island ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 79K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting the system, prison gang, life is a bitch, convict, gangsters, organized crime, prison riot, court, survival, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 30K
Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This ...
Style: emotional, sad, touching, inspirational, sexy ...
Plot: albino, loneliness, paranormal phenomena, supernatural, miraculous event, supernatural ability, christ allegory, extrasensory perception, healing power, bully, electricity, hospital ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, thought provoking, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, suicide, death row, murder, investigation, professor, death, activist, false accusation, rape, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, austin texas, houston texas, usa, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Shot in the Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: AND YOU'RE TO BLAME! Honey, you give love a bad name. (The story of a man coming to terms with the sins and secrets of his notorious brother and, in the process, exploring the legacy of violence in his own family.)
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: mormon, murder, death row, tragic hero, courtroom drama, dysfunctional family, prison, prison life, parents and children, legal, confined, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, cerebral, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, skinhead, racism, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rape, neo nazi, nazism, racial slur, youth, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 15K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: thought provoking, suspense, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, death sentence, crimes, murder, legal, prison, anti semitism, haunted by the past, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: death row, murder, injustice, false accusation, prison, who done it, wrongfully committed, destiny, frame up, riddles and clues, prison life, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.3
 532
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, death row, criminal heroes, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, partners, wrongfully committed, frame up, buddies, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 18K
Brubaker (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Style: realistic, suspense, factual, harsh, serious ...
Plot: prison, abuse of power, corruption, fighting the system, undercover, brutality, violence, abuse, justice, prison warden, liberal, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: louisiana, california, new jersey, arkansas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 254K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, missing child, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, kidnapping, disorder, life is a bitch, court, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: california, los angeles, usa, canada, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Sunchaser (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young half-Navajo convict (Jon Seda) dying of cancer forces a yuppie (Woody Harrelson) doctor to drive him to a magic healing lake.
Style: road movie, melancholic, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, kidnapping, friendship, healing power, road trip, juvenile delinquent, justice, hostage, on the road, self discovery, doctors and patients, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: political, thought provoking, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, terrorist, father son relationship, courtroom, irish, bomb, court, justice, politics, legal, false accusation of murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, neo noir ...
Plot: prison, warden, heist, murder, friendship, crimes, going straight, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime gone awry, bank robbery, jail ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, crimes, prison rape, prison, murder, death sentence, jewish, greed, gangsters, violence, guilt ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, israel, california, minnesota, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 453K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, murder, childhood, pedophilia, death in the family, investigation, child rape ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: harsh, atmospheric, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, vengeance, criminal's revenge, organized crime, revenge, hitman, bank robbery, murder, manhunt, assassin, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.6
 2K
McCanick (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of one feverish day, a harried narcotics detective and his reluctant partner frantically track down a recently released convict who knows a secret from the past.
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: criminal, crimes, police corruption, dishonesty, partners, tough law enforcer, manhunt, murder, drug dealer, police detective, graphic violence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%