Movies like Return to Sender 2004

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Return to Sender (2004)
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Return to Sender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, death sentence, confined, prison life, redemption, deadly, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, death row, letter, little girl, wrongful imprisonment, crimes, fall in love, hopes, murder, rivalry, lawyer, prison, sex, sex scene ...
Place: texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, crimes, legal, dishonesty, murder, deadly and courtroom drama mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Return to Sender: Last Dance (1996), Nuts (1987), Reversible Errors (2004), Mistrial (1996), Confession (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal action, dedicated lawyer, prison life, false accusation, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
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95%
 6.6
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Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, family relations, parents and children, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: investigation, legal, frame up, false accusation, uncover truth, testimony, lovers reunited, police investigation, law enforcement, confined, murder, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, law enforcement, crimes, crime, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 652
Mistrial (1996)
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, psychological, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, crimes, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, injustice, hotshot lawyer, law enforcement, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Return to Paradise (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, death sentence, moral dilemma, journalism, legal, tourist, smuggling, hanging, dishonesty, prison life, buddies, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: malaysia, new york, usa, asia, macau ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 501
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.4
 412
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 2K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison riot, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, murder, rivalry, gang, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal action, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Shot in the Heart (2001)
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.)
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, death row, prison, courtroom drama, prison life, dysfunctional family, tragic hero, parents and children, mormon, redemption, price of justice, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, 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 ⇓
59%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, mysterious character, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, deadly, life is a bitch, supernatural, murder, legal, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, deadly, police investigation, courtroom, who done it, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, dishonesty, computers and web, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Good Shepherd (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, priest, amateur detective, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, rebellion, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, anti semitism, haunted by the past, crimes, legal action, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 435
Motives 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore return for this thrilling sequel to Motives that picks up three years after the events of the original film. Innocent convict Emery Simms is serving time for a crime he didn't commit; while most convict's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, friendship, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, false accusation, manhunt, murder, prison, prison life, frame up, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, restaurant, on the run, danger, witnessing a crime, gangsters, power relations, injustice, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, uncover truth, parents and children, hopes, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, against the odds, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 928
Fault (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film starts with the murder of Priti (Divya Dutta), wife of Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani), a well-known journalist. Inspector Lokhande (Ashutosh Rana) investigates the case and accuses Shekhar of the murder, saying he has enough evidences to arrest ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, couple relations, deadly, law enforcement, false accusation, bollywood, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, crimes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 779
Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, false accusation, police detective, protagonist as suspect, investigation, frame up, deadly, betrayal, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 16K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, death sentence, justice, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.3
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, army investigation, life is a bitch, society, legal, crimes, military life, dedicated lawyer, military, dishonesty ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.9
 294
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Confession (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After his young son dies from the negligience of medical professionals at a hospital, Harry Fertig (Kinglsey) takes matters into his own hands and kills the negligent doctors responsible. Slick lawyer Roy Bleakie (Baldwin), looking only to win a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: faith, courtroom, prayer, death in the family, redemption, murder, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 385
Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal, rebellion, dishonesty, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 547
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, negligence, disability, power relations, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, life is a bitch, law enforcement, courtroom, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, lawyer, courtroom, warden, theft, solitary, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, workplace situations, prison life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 658
Water's Edge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Robert wanted an escape from the big city. He thought a small town by the water's edge would give him a new start. He couldn't have been more wrong. This little town has dirty secrets, and Robert just found the worst of them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, small town, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, murder, political corruption, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%