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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 friendship, while all the while the date for her execution draws nearer.
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, melancholic, romantic, touching, intense, talky ...
Plot: prison, murder, death, lawyer, tattoo, golf club, death row, politics, lethal injection, legal action, courtroom drama, false accusation, confined, legal, society, power relations, friends, dedicated lawyer, prison life, deadly, rivalry, life is a bitch, courtroom, electric razor, protestor ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey, california

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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 murder, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, dishonesty and prison mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Last Dance: Murder in the First (1995), Return to Sender (2004), Girls in Prison (1994), Without Evidence (1995), Instinct (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, warden, theft, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, prison life, murder trial, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Return to Sender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, sex, little girl, wrongful imprisonment, death row, false accusation, death sentence, prison, lawyer, redemption, courtroom drama ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, lesbian, false accusation, frame up, mccarthyism, anger, murder, lust, women's prison, wrongful conviction, prison riot, hollywood ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, investigation, crime, legal investigation, prison, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.6
 30K
Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, estrangement, prison, gorilla, redemption, doctors and patients, research, mental institution, captivity, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, africa, rwanda, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 5K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: rough, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, hearing, prostitute, self defense, parents and children, mental illness, fighting the system, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 11K
The Chamber (1996)
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 ...
Plot: courtroom drama, prison, murder, death row, racism, terrorism, anti semitism, haunted by the past, politics, death sentence, dedicated lawyer, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, legal action, death row, crime, courtroom, false accusation, racism, wrongfully committed, fighting the system, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Nightmare in Badham County (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, on the road, small town, confined, escape, farm, gays and lesbians, prostitute, sexual abuse, frame up, racism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner (1997)
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, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, frame up, death penalty, justice, politics, legal action, false accusation, political corruption, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
 207K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, clever, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, navy, courtroom, sexism, suicide, army investigation, murder, military, lawyer, marines, court martial, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 433
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, clergy, school, serial killer, investigation, mystery, police investigation, moral dilemma, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 34K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, entertaining ...
Plot: prison, prison life, vengeance, rivalry, life is a bitch, prison warden, murder, warden, buddies, redemption, human spirit, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 2K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: prison, false accusation, gang, gangsters, crime, vengeance, redemption, murder, prison life, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crime, police investigation, activist, disappearance, abuse, girlfriend, amateur detective, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, death row ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: talky, serious, bleak, realistic, tense ...
Plot: death row, murder, juvenile delinquency, crime, redemption, sexual abuse, prison, courtroom drama, false accusation, haunted by the past, price of justice, prison life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 17K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: prison, survival, prison life, martial arts, murder, isolation, vengeance, redemption, prison riot, prison sentence, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 496
Mistrial (1996)
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, realistic, rough, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, hostages, hotshot lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, death row, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, small town life, dedicated lawyer, femme fatale, small town, extramarital affair, reporter, discovery, crumbling marriage, crime, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
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, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, courtroom drama, lawyer, prison, polish, death sentence, drifter, execution, crime, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, biting
Plot: murder, suburbs, couples, crime, battle of the sexes, betrayal, crumbling marriage, vengeance, infidelity, social decay, suburban life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Trial by Jury (1994)
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, who done it, crime, false accusation, law enforcement, legal, rivalry, idealism, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: vigilantism, fighting the system, vengeance, murder, crime, prison, master criminal, mind game, justice, danger, perfect crime, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, serial killer, false accusation, murder, stalking, death row, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, crime, manhunt, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 25K
Sliver (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman moves into an apartment in Manhattan and learns that the previous tenant's life ended mysteriously after they fell from the balcony.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, apartment building, investigation, passionate interest, dangerous attraction, psychopath, couples, hidden camera, erotic thriller, neighbor, female protagonist, drug use ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 5K
Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: on the run, murder, gangsters, crime, urban, moll, parents and children, woman in danger, crimes, family relations, criminal's revenge, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 492
Loved (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, suicide, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 6K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter conflict, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, estranged daughter, uncover truth, idealism, parents and children, corporate crimes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 47K
The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: rough, psychological, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, human nature, experiment gone awry, confined, switching roles, psychology, violence, danger, brutality, moral ambiguity, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, obsession, murder, vengeance, haunted by the past, redemption, hit and run, loss of daughter, attempted murder, tragedy, stripper, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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