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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? 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: death row, murder, amateur detective, crime, prison, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, mystery, frame up, prison life, who done it, wrongfully committed, confined, 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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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
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We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, hunted, chase, prison, on the run, death row, crime, false accusation, frame up, prison life, wrongfully committed, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 313
Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Shot in the Heart (2001)
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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 ⇓
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Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, investigation, crime, legal investigation, uncover truth, death row, courtroom drama, false accusation, frame up, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Johnny Scardino is working for blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels. One such assignment turns the wrong way and blackmailers die one by one. Is Johnny the next on the list?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Proximity (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prison Heat (1993)
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.6
 277
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Duration: 83 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 95
The Ceremony (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man (Robert Walker) has an affair with his condemned brother's (Laurence Harvey) girlfriend (Sarah Miles) while plotting his escape in Tangier.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
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Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
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Time: 30s, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
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Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Unnatural Causes (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Roy Marsden returns as author P.D. James's indefatigable gumshoe, Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. This time, he's investigating the murder of a famous mystery writer whose body is found in the bottom of a dinghy on the Suffolk coast. To add a ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: witnessing a crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly, crime, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, chase, on the run, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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