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After the Truth (1999)
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After the Truth (1999)
Original name: Nichts als die Wahrheit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The famous Nazi-Doctor Dr. Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz", who killed more than 300.000 people - comes back from his hide out in Argentina to Germany as a 87 year old man. He must stand up in front of a court for his crimes. The young solicitor Peter Rohm has to defend him. But Peter Rohm - himself an expert on Josef Mengele and his crimes - feels unable to do this. When he decides to take on the case he endangers not only the relationship to his wife but also their lifes. A fictional story around the non-fictional person of Josef Mengele who died in 1979.
Style: tense, sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic, controversial, disturbing
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, legal, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, rivalry, courtroom drama, against humanity, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, power relations, nazi, lawyer, kidnapping, airport, getting home, auschwitz, war criminal
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany

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Most similar movies to After the Truth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about legal, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, crimes, life is a bitch and power relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like After the Truth: Labyrinth of Lies (2014), Night of the Wilding (1990), Loved (1997), A Reasonable Man (1999), Music Box (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, post world war two, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, prosecutor, nazi officer, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany, berlin germany
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100%
Night of the Wilding (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joseph Gainer is a high priced attorney, notorious for getting guilty criminals off the hook. But Gainer is forced to take another look at the price you pay for defending the guilty when he takes on a case of three young men accused of a heinous ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, courtroom, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, legal action, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
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57%
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Loved (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, courtroom drama, rivalry, legal, legal action, unfulfillment, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, domestic disturbance, legal investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Reasonable Man (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: With issues of his own, an ex-army officer-turned-lawyer defends an impoverished young cowherd of killing a baby.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, murder, danger, rivalry, crime, crimes, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, deadly, unfulfillment, law enforcement, human host ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Music Box (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, family relations, parents and children, court, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, power relations, racism, court case, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, budapest hungary, chicago illinois, budapest, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Untouched (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Untouched is the story of a reluctant attorney's struggle with inner demons while defending a teenage girl accused of murdering her newborn. When the "Hostess City of the South" is rocked by the horrific crime, Mitchell Thomas III ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, courtroom drama, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, courtroom, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 65K
The Rainmaker (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy ...
Style: clever, tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, domestic violence, lawyer, legal investigation, legal, self defense, courtroom, lawsuit, hopes, civil action, righting the wronged, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: memphis, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, deadly, legal, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, gangsters, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jake DeMitro cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, introspection, crimes, obsession, injustice, life is a bitch, drug dealing, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, moral dilemma, price of justice, lawyers and clients, injustice, false accusation, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 7K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 326
Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: hostage, courtroom, legal, rebellion, uncover truth, false accusation, hostages, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, price of justice, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, injustice, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, on the run, danger, power relations, restaurant, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, society, judge, rivalry, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor of Hague's Tribunal for war crimes in former Yugoslavia, charges a Serbian commander for killing Bosniaks. However, her main witness might be lying, so the court sends a team to Bosnia to investigate
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, testimony, courtroom, genocide, power relations, lawyers and clients, witnessing a crime, against humanity, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, haunted by the past, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 133K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, injustice, justice, small town, rape, court, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, military, army investigation, fighting the system, leadership, discrimination, false accusation, interracial relations, military life, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, who done it, crime, legal action, organized crime, mob boss, murder, gangsters, false accusation, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, genocide, dedicated lawyer, hidden identity, politics, legal, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, against humanity, crimes ...
Place: usa, middle east, israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, deadly, a vision, dealing with death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 4K
Accused (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An assistant prosecutor zealously pursues a conviction in the case of a pediatric nurse accused of murdering her patients, but doubt arises when her evidence shows that the infants may have died of natural causes.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, crimes, hospital, nurse, accusation, lawyer, prison, whistleblower, female director, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, courtroom, family problems, injustice, legal, law enforcement, dishonesty, police corruption, courtroom drama, false accusation, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 13K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: death sentence, murder, racism, courtroom drama, prison, politics, legal, haunted by the past, anti semitism, crimes, legal action, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Shaurya: It Takes Courage to Make Right... Right (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Shaurya, revolves around the lives of two close friends, both lawyers in the Indian army.Maj. Siddhant Chaudhary and Maj. Akash Kapoor.Siddhant is defending and Aakash is prosecuting a soldier,convicted for killing his commanding officer.An ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, disobey, courtroom drama, deadly, law enforcement, military life, bollywood, friendship, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, political conspiracy, rivalry, legal investigation, who done it, heroes, false accusation, legal, computers and web, siblings relations, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Guilty as Sin (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, murder, psychopath, womanizer, woman in danger, crime, legal investigation, manipulation, crimes, uncover truth, hotshot lawyer, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: serious, twists and turns, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crimes, fighting the system, who done it, legal, uncover truth, courtroom, frame up, journalism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the research for his non-fiction book "Der Baader-Meinhoff-Komplex", "Spiegel" journalist Stefan Aust wrote the screen play to Reinhard Hauff’s controversial feature film that re-narrates the startling trial against ...
Style: controversial, contemplative, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, prison, courtroom, legal, terrorist, deadly, state affairs, incompetent court, revolution, starvation, prison life, courtroom drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1977, year 1975
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%