Movies like Manners of Dying

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Manners of Dying (2004)
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Manners of Dying (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kevin Barlow (Roy Dupuis) will die on schedule and according to regulations. Harry Parlington (Serge Houde), director of the Cantos execution facility, intends to make sure of it. However Barlow chooses to go, be it calmly or fighting to the end, Parlington feels confident that he and his team can deal with the situation. When Barlow makes an unusual final request, a strange duel ensues between the condemned man and the prison director. In this struggle there can be no winner or loser, only two men faced with doubts and difficult choices to make.
Plot: death sentence, multiple storylines, death row, battle of wits, execution, death penalty

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about death sentence, death row, execution, prison, death penalty, murder and capital punishment mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Manners of Dying: Live! From Death Row (1992), The Hoodlum Priest (1961), February 15, 1839 (2001), Better Off Dead. (1993), Looking for Alexander (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Live! From Death Row (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted killer Laurence Dvorak grants an exclusive last interview to TV newswoman Alana Powers shortly before his scheduled execution. Urbane and unrepentant, he seems almost mild at first. But Dvorak's real intention is revealed when he ...
Plot: death row, execution, psychopath, capital punishment, hostage, television, prison, death sentence
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The Hoodlum Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.
Plot: gas chamber, minister, homosexual subtext, hoodlum, death row, execution, bully
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February 15, 1839 (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1839, months after the British army has repressed the insurrection of the Patriots, hundreds of rebels rot in prison. The morning of February 14, Marie-Thomas Chevalier De Lorimier and Charles Hindelang learn that they will be hung in 24 hours, ...
Plot: death sentence, prison, execution
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: quebec
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Better Off Dead. (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer fights a losing battle against the courts to overturn the death sentence for a convicted female robber/murderer despite demands from the woman that her death sentence be carried out.
Plot: pregnant woman, expectant father, friendship between women, pregnant, execution, death, imprisonment, pregnancy, death row, murder, baby born, childbirth ...
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Looking for Alexander (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disturbing and violent memories haunt a man after he emerges from a lengthy coma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, a vision, family problems, police detective, parents and children, doctors and patients, memory loss, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: greed, bankruptcy, love and romance, couples, true love, family relations, young lovers, romance, couple relations, parents and children, village life, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
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57%
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Boundaries (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Emily Price tries to balance family life and leading crunch negotiations between a Canadian politician and the president of a country whose natural resources are being exploited.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: politics, canadian, female protagonist, coastal town, conference, fortune teller, french canadian, politician, fictional country, bar, abandoned mine, female director ...
Time: quarry
Place: canada
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Demain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman taking care of her diabetic father gets involved in a one way relationship. Portrait of a generation about to replace another, Demain is a film based on an inertia marked youth, and on it's precursors confronted to their own ...
Plot: culture clash, breast fondling, generation gap, breasts, father daughter relationship, sex, sex on first date, casual sex, attempted rape, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), groping ...
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Cap Tourmente (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alex (Roy Dupuis) has a deeply troubled mind. He also has a seriously dysfunctional - not to say incestuous - family. Why then, has he returned from his merchant seaman job to the rocky coasts of his home? Perhaps he couldn't cut manage to ...
Plot: sibling relationship, mental illness, countryside, incest overtones, getting home, sewing machine, cello, ex boyfriend, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, male full rear nudity, skinny dipping ...
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Beyond the Call (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Russell Gates (David Strahairn) is a Vietnam vet on death row for killing a policeman. His childhood sweetheart, Pam O'Brien (Sissy Spacek), is stunned to learn this and does not believe he could commit such a crime. She writes to him much to ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, family life, prison life, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, love and romance, old friends reunited, vietnam veteran, prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1989
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Callie & Son (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: contract killing, politician, murder, waitress, jealousy, adoption, revenge, prison, telephone conversation, wrongful conviction, husband wife relationship, incest overtones ...
Place: texas
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Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: death row, prison, prison life, confined, pardon, society, life is a bitch, deadly, legal, legal action, law enforcement, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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Mizhikal Sakshi (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A mother finds it hard to believe that her son is convicted as a terrorist and is sent to gallows. Eventually, she loses her mental balance.
Plot: muslim, death sentence, temple, capital punishment, hindu, old lady, death of son, wrongful conviction, delusion, injustice, false accusation, loss of son ...
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Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, compassionate, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: death row, prison, prison warden, retirement, wedding anniversary, innocence, father son relationship, demonstration, teacher, protest, drunkenness, lawyer ...
Place: usa
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Life Love Death (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: François Toledo, married businessman and father, falls head-over-heels in love with Janine, a work colleague. However, he is soon found out: after three dates, he strangles some prostitutes, when, the victim of blackmail, he becomes dishonored. He ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, prison, death penalty, death sentence, curses spells and rituals, tragic love, death row, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, spain, france, paris france
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Apprentice (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. Aiman lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a ...
Plot: prison, death sentence, death penalty, executioner, secret, maximum security prison, brother sister relationship, ex soldier, car accident, haunted by the past, mentor, pull ups ...
Place: singapore
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Female Slaves Revenge (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Plot: high heels, torture, revenge, exploitation, bondage, execution, slave
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Salom? (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One of Al Pacino's directory experiments, Salomé was filmed over 5 days in 2011, but has yet to be widely released. It is a part of a double feature on the Oscar Wilde short play "Salomé", together with the Venice-shown documentary ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, rough, suspense
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: gay slur, gay lead character, murder, gays and lesbians, social decay, courtroom drama, legal action, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, legal, hate crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
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The Passover Plot (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would simulate death. After His unconscious body was placed in the ...
Plot: jesus christ, crucifix, easter, jesus, torture, execution
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Place: jerusalem
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Gundagardi (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The two brothers Kalicharan & Narshima cause havoc all over the city. The police calls in Karan Singh as the most effective police man to fight against them.His sister was married to a journalist.He encounters a murder of the minister by ...
Plot: hindi, death sentence, police, death, brother, brother brother relationship, police officer
Place: india
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L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Reunion movie from the popular TV series reunites most of the original cast from the Los Angeles law firm of McKenzie-Brackman. In the eight years since the series ended, the founding senior partner, Leland McKenzie, has retired and left Douglas ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: law firm, lawyer, reunion, legal, death row, courtroom
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Ten Thousand Days (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The changing and turbulent history of Hungary is seen through the eyes of three men over a 30-year period in this somber drama. The three recall the highlights of their lives in flashbacks as they reminisce in the mid 1960s. The venerable trio begin ...
Plot: revolution, execution, socialism, strike, prison, peasant, poverty, suicide
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Beautiful City (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried ...
Style: emotional, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: death sentence, redemption, prison, crime and punishment, confined, love and romance, legal action, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, platonic, matchmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Sadayam (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: The story is about convict Sathyanathan (Mohanlal) sentenced to death following multiple murders (of two adult men and two girl-children) he has committed and his subsequent prison life till death. The film focuses on his past and the chain of ...
Plot: prostitution, child murder, death sentence, flashback, capital punishment, painter, murder, death penalty, priest, death row
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Days Like This (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Vaccuum salesman Evert makes the rounds in a suburban Stockholm apartment building, getting brief glimpses of the various tenants' lives. During the course of the day, he meets an arguing married couple, a lonely older woman and a younger ...
Plot: multiple storylines, door to door salesman, helicopter, ice cream truck, cancer, bowling, dog, squirrel
Place: eastern europe
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The Verdict (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: death sentence, mother love, death penalty, rape, blackmail, french giallo, dead girl, nudity (full frontal - brief), kidnapping, mother, trial, topless ...
Place: lyon
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A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, prison, aunt, convenience store, redemption, death row, animal life, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
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