Movies like A Letter from Death Row

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A Letter from Death Row
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? As the story unfolds Jessica Foster, an assistant to the Governor of Tennessee begins to interview Raine while on death row, claiming that she's writing a book about the inmates. Through various circumstances, Raine puts two and two together and builds a case that he believes can prove his innocence...or does he? Ms. Foster is the only one on the 'outside" who can give Raine a voice, but is she working for those who framed him? As time draws near to the date of his execution, in his most desperate hour Raine finds the missing pieces to the puzzle to prove his innocence, but is it too late...? Was this story told from Raine's point of view or from the book writers or from yours, the viewer - you decide.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough, tense, psychological
Plot: amateur detective, crime, prison, protagonist as suspect, death row, false accusation, mystery, frame up, prison life, who done it, wrongfully committed, confined, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch, manhunt, destiny, riddles and clues, injustice, heroes, state affairs, stripper, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
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Edge of Darkness
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK
317 min.
 8.5
Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness
Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK, USA
105 min.
 8.0
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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, crime, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Letter from Death Row: Letters from a Killer (1998), Deadlocked (2000), The Rosary Murders (1987), We'll Meet Again (2002), The Sculptress (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Letters from a Killer
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Duration: 104 min.
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Deadlocked
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Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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The Rosary Murders
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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We'll Meet Again
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The Sculptress
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Story: Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) ...
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Duration: 89 min.
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    User:   53%
 
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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The Ceremony
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Double Jeopardy
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Duration: 105 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
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True Crime
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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: clever, suspenseful, tense, talky, serious ...
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Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
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Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 105 min.
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Johnny Skidmarks
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
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Time: 90s
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Fissure
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: amateur detective, college, protagonist as suspect, crime, laboratory, legal investigation, mind game, mystery, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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First Degree
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When prominent businessman Andrew Pyne is found shot in a New York alley, one of the NYPD's best, Rick Mallory, suspects a Galeno Mob hit. When he and his partner, Amos Turzo try to question Pyne's widow, Hadley, they are quickly ushered ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Freeze Frame
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Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
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Time: contemporary
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 7.3
 653
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Duration: 60 min.
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