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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The Fugitive
Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
51 min.
 8.1
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 crimes, crime, murder, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly and false accusation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like A Letter from Death Row: Letters from a Killer (1998), Framed (1975), Mistrial (1996), The Rosary Murders (1987), Deadlocked (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Letters from a Killer
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 ...
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Time: 90s
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Framed
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Director Phil Karlson harks back to the no-nonsense, no-thrills directness of his 1950s "B" pictures in Framed. Joe Don Baker plays Ron, a high-rolling gambler that always seems to loose his big scores. Framed by the film's villains ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
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Mistrial
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, rough, realistic, psychological
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The Rosary Murders
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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Deadlocked
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 ...
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Carolina Skeletons
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Duration: 93 min.
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Double Jeopardy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
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    User:   62%
 
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True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 127 min.
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    User:   77%
 
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Proximity
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, suspense
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    User:   66%
 
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Just Cause
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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 ...
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The Ceremony
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Marked Man
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Time: 90s
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Girls in Prison
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
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 ...
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    User:   65%
 
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Never Forget
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
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Shot in the Heart
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.)
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True Crime
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Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
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    User:   56%
 
An Innocent Man
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Country: USA
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Trial by Jury
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Country: USA
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, hip hop, protagonist as suspect, legal action, crime, legal investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Sculptress
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
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Time: 90s
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Black Mama White Mama
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, the philippines
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System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
The Star Chamber
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, bleak ...
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