Movies like The Green Mile

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The Green Mile (1999)
 8.6
 1.1M
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, serious, dramatic, sad, suspense, interesting, compassionate ...
Plot: false accusation, death row, prison, human nature, life philosophy, supernatural, prison life, supernatural ability, justice, confined, healing power, convict, death sentence, electric chair, magic realism, life is a bitch, execution, child killer, psychic, murder, tragic hero, sacrifice, death penalty, human relationship, anti heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s, year 1999
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana

Most similar movies to The Green Mile

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, intense and interesting films with plots about redemption, death, storytelling, mentor, murder, vengeance and destiny mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Green Mile: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Phenomenon (1996), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Dead Man Walking (1995), Dancer in the Dark (2000). 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: clever, touching, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, prison life, prison escape, life is a bitch, life sentence, confined, corruption, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
 6.4
 73K
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, sentimental, emotional, sincere, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, miraculous event, telekinesis, terminal illness, small town, goodhearted, supernatural, genius, romance, hopes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 155K
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, serious, rough, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: prison, freedom, rebelliousness, escape, dignity, punishment, escape attempt, death, convict, loss of parent, human spirit, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Argentina, Norway, Taiwan, Belgium
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, emotional, surreal, heartbreaking ...
Plot: blind character, secret, factory worker, human spirit, tragic hero, life is a bitch, murder, hanging, destiny, fighting illness, human nature, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1964
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 1.7M
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: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, life philosophy, mentally challenged, true love, journey, rise to the top, human relationship, storytelling, misfit, odd, selflessness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 117K
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: bleak, captivating, tense, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, prison life, criminal heroes, false accusation, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch, hopes, life sentence, low lives ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
⇓ 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: psychological, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, deadly, confined, haunted by the past, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
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, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: fighting the system, false accusation, reporter, death row, suicide, murder, activist, death sentence, who done it, professor, journalist, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, italy, spain, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sentimental, touching, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, true love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, impossible love, odd, adult as child, supernatural romance, age difference, life & death ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 20s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, russia, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.6
 28K
Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, touching, serious, sad, cult film ...
Plot: supernatural ability, extrasensory perception, supernatural, miraculous event, healing power, christ allegory, paranormal phenomena, held at gunpoint, flickering light, fainting, teacher student relationship, college ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 335K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, death, love and romance, tribe, karma, dystopic future, human existence, wisdom of life, life & death ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: seoul, hawaii, south korea, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 31K
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, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, investigation, false accusation, lethal injection, race against time, journalism, death penalty, crime, uncover truth, crimes, journal, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, hopes, human spirit, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, journalism, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 73K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, tough heroes, rivalry, police brutality, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Crow: Salvation (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of killing. Alex follows the crow into the police department's evidence room, where he discovers that Lauren was killed by a group ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: electric chair, afterlife, murder, death, good versus evil, false accusation, martial arts, supernatural, death row, vigilantism, tragic hero, crow ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 74K
Horns (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, danger, investigation, vengeance, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, good versus evil, death of girlfriend, uncover truth, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: murder, death row, dysfunctional family, prison, courtroom drama, tragic hero, prison life, parents and children, mormon, haunted by the past, redemption, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, prison life, legal action, false accusation, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 17K
Carandiru (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Carandiru, a story based on real facts and on the book written by the doctor Drauzio Varella, starts when he decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo, Carandiru, ...
Style: bleak, rough, touching, captivating, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, police brutality, prison life, doctor, confined, life is a bitch, aids, crimes, regret, human nature, fighting illness, protest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mysterious stranger, friendship, childhood, coming of age, small town, single mother, childhood friends, parents and children, selflessness, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, childhood friend ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 23K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, psychological, twists and turns, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, death row, police brutality, electric chair, mystery, crime, police detective, fighting the system, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 4K
Prison (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: electric chair, prison, prison life, supernatural, ghost, revenge, prisoner, vengeance, confined, deadly, supernatural ability, death row ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 12K
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, haunted by the past, anti semitism, politics, legal action, crimes, prison life, power relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, murder, protagonist as suspect, mystery, deadly, heroes, crime, life is a bitch, confined, state affairs, crimes, prison ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, stalking, serial killer, murder, prison, false accusation, fugitives, chases and races, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 37K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, lone hero, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: domestic violence, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, investigation, child abuse, island, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth, suspicion of murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 2.0
 422
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 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, exciting, sexual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, partners, life is a bitch, confined, wrongfully committed, frame up, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 12K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, survival, human nature, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, drugs, prison escape, friendship between men, gang leader ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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