Movies like American Violet

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American Violet (2008)
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American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but brand her as a felon for life. As word begins to spread that similar incidents are occurring in poor communities all across the country, Dee realizes that there are more mothers out there like her, and decides to take a stand against powerful district attorney Calvin Beckett. Now, despite being well aware of District Attorney Beckett's fierce reputation, Dee enlists the aid of ACLU attorney David Cohen and former narcotics officer Sam Conroy in overcoming the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that, if not navigated with the greatest of caution, now threaten to destroy her life. With the custody of her children on the line, one brave mother wages a valiant battle to strike at the very heart of the corrupt Texas justice system.
Style: sentimental, rough, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, testimony, racism, injustice, courtroom drama, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal, dedicated lawyer, urban ghetto, single mother, racial issues, lawyer, racial slur, african american, loss of job, prison, urban ghetto life, society, small town, racial injustice, children, drug dealer, prison guard, judge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa

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Most similar movies to American Violet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, society, injustice, legal, courtroom drama, racism and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like American Violet: Jasper, Texas (2003), Through the Valley (2008), The Exonerated (2005), Black August (2007), One Angry Juror (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, investigation, fighting the system, african american, injustice, human spirit, murder, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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100%
Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, fighting the system, going straight, protagonist as suspect, injustice, redemption, frame up, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, dishonesty, society, legal, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, rebellion, society, confined, life is a bitch, deadly, legal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.4
 269
Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, rebellion, fighting the system, confined, against the rules, rebelliousness, price of justice, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
57%
Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, fighting the system, legal investigation, injustice, social differences, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, confined ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Snap Decision (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One mother must fight back to prove her innocence or lose her children.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, injustice, righting the wronged, family relations, single parent, legal action, dishonesty, legal, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, dishonesty, discrimination, injustice, racism, politics, jury, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, legal, dishonesty, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, golden years, false accusation, friendship, interracial relations, discrimination, americana, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, human nature, working class, human spirit, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
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52%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, injustice, racism, uncover truth, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, legal, fighting the system, false accusation ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, social relations, injustice, youth, coming of age, hopes, opposites attract, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: sincere, emotional, controversial, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, courtroom drama, state affairs, rebellion, society, legal, doctors and patients, human spirit, couple relations, racism, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, injustice, society, hopes, politics, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, reunion, parents and children, family problems, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, society, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement, legal, politics, crimes, rebellion, state affairs, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, hopes, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, political unrest, false accusation, state affairs, society ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, social decay, introspection, discrimination, injustice, society, life is a bitch, crimes, small town, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, crimes, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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All Our Desires (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Claire and Stéphane are two Lyon-based judges who could hardly be more different. She is young and enthusiastic, committed to helping those unfortunates who find themselves in debt. He is older, wiser, but disillusioned with his work and his life. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, society, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal action, hopes, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 587
Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: legal, murder, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, legal investigation, law enforcement, society, rebellion, dishonesty, injustice, interracial relations, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, terrorist, trial, professor, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, rivalry, fighting the system, heroes, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
The Wronged Man (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, courtroom drama, injustice, society, crimes, legal, dishonesty, rape, african american, moral dilemma, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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1 Out of 7 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, teenage life, homeless, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, love, urban ghetto life, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%