Movies like Let Him Have It

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Let Him Have It (1991)
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Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment.
Style: tense, thought provoking, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom drama, friendship, injustice, vandalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, jury, hanging, death sentence, capital punishment, teenage life, crimes, youth, confined, friends, crime, legal, society, death row, dishonesty, disorder, deadly, prank, profanity, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two, 1950s
Place: london, england, europe

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Most similar movies to Let Him Have It

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, courtroom, life is a bitch, death and runaway mostly in Crime, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Let Him Have It: Too Young to Die? (1990), The Onion Field (1979), Common (2014), In Cold Blood (1967), Dead Man Walking (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Too Young to Die? (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.
Style: emotional, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: death row, death penalty, murder, legal, courtroom, teenage prostitute, death sentence, courtroom drama, knife murder, kids in trouble, manipulation, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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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, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, police officer killed, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, confined, law enforcement, legal, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
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Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, false accusation, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, hanging, drifter, interrogation, confession, on the run, friendship, death row, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, las vegas, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquency, strangulation, family relations, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Dominici Affair (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1952, a family of British tourists is found by the roadside in Haute Provence, brutally murdered. In the ensuing, very public, investigation a local landowner, 75 year old Gaston Dominici, is arrested for the murders, having been denounced ...
Style: sincere, tense, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: police detective, murder, false witness, murder witness, injustice, family problems, crime and punishment, family life, family in crisis, family relations, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, post world war two, year 1954 ...
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
10 Rillington Place (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, death sentence, pregnancy, mistaken identity, abortion, injustice, hanging, crime, crimes, social differences, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: england, london, europe, usa, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Advocate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of ...
Style: tense, realistic, enigmatic, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, investigation, crime, legal action, french countryside, disorder, legal, society, crimes, pig, prejudice ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, missing child, crimes, death in the family, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, injustice, folk hero, crime, deadly ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, literature, murder, crimes, loneliness, moral dilemma, murderer, lifestyle, manipulation, death sentence, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, kansas, alabama, new orleans, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, court, trial, boarding house, death sentence, legal, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Open Doors (1990)
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, judge, courtroom, state affairs, scapegoat, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, injustice, courtroom drama, violence against women, sexual abuse, rape victim, gang rape, lawyer, testimony, district attorney, sexual assault, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, village, murder, testimony, danger, family life, deadly, vengeance, teenage life, woman in danger, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1985, 80s, year 1991 ...
Place: sicily, europe, rome italy, palermo italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Following in his father's footsteps, Albert Pierrepoint becomes one of Britain's most prolific executioners, hiding his identity as a grocery deliveryman. But when his ambition to be the best inadvertently exposes his gruesome secret, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: executioner, death sentence, hanging, introspection, politics, punishment, war crime, criminal, execution, capital punishment, obsessive quest, post war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 14K
12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, court, uncover truth, trial, legal, injustice, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, contemplative, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, abortion, neighbor, miscarriage, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, double life, rape, rebellion, fighting the system, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, london, burma, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, court, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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27%
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to ...
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, gangsters, rebellion, political corruption, injustice, ransom, revolution, poisoning, mafia, death, rally ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, post world war two ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, southern italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: murder, gay slur, small town, politics, sin, hypocrisy, interview, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, injustice, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Money (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bleak, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, murder, money, automated teller machine, heist, injustice, delivery, frame up, teenage life, crimes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 5K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, crimes, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love, prison ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 40s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, siberia, black sea, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: rough, bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, price of justice, courtroom drama, legal, crimes, journalism, confined, crime ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
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This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, cult film, stylized ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, social problems, gang, vandalism, crimes, juvenile delinquency, xenophobia, neo nazi, adolescence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, europe, britain, northern england, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, crimes, destructive relationship, teenage life, violence spree, unemployment, down on your luck, troublemaker, life is a bitch, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, death sentence, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), nightclub, capital punishment, female criminal, true crime, single mother, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, tense, rough, dark, gloomy ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, bullying, school, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, teenage love, friendship, lifestyle, hardcase students, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, obsession, writer's life, friendship, investigation, crimes, human nature, gossip and rumors, fame, obsessive quest, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Judge and the Assassin (1976)
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: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, politics, psychopath, anti semitism, murder, mental illness, courtroom drama, crimes, master and servant, dishonesty, legal action, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%