Movies like A Time to Kill

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A Time to Kill (1996)
 7.4
 155K
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, sincere, serious, realistic, tense, brutal, suspense, twists and turns, intense, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, justice, lawyer, injustice, small town, rape, court, legal, punishment, african american, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rivalry, social relations, society, death sentence, ku klux klan, forgiveness, blackmail, courtroom, racial prejudice, child abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and intense films with plots about justice, crimes, mentor, dialogue, corruption, courtroom and lawyer mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Time to Kill: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Sleepers (1996), A Few Good Men (1992), Runaway Jury (2003), Mississippi Burning (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, court, murder, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, judge, crimes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 216K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: child abuse, prison rape, childhood, courtroom drama, homosexual rape, pedophilia, pedophile, vengeance, torture, rape, haunted by the past, juvenile prison ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 256K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, twists and turns, realistic, serious, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, u.s. navy, marines, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, suicide, court, military, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 97K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, jury, court, courtroom, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, bribery, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, indiana, cincinnati ohio, ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, murder, racial slur, small town, civil rights, police brutality, police, african american, police investigation, sheriff, disappearance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, poverty, courtroom, lawyer, prejudice, court, small town, rape, legal, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 72K
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: thought provoking, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, domestic violence, lawyer, self defense, legal, courtroom, justice, lawsuit, hopes, life changing experience, selflessness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: memphis, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, false accusation, professor, death, reporter, death row, investigation, suicide, murder, activist, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, spain, italy, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 65K
The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, witness protection, lawyers and clients, lawyer, suicide, child in peril, investigation, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, surveillance, brother, mafia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, memphis, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, murder, fighting the system, vigilantism, prison, mind game, injustice, perfect crime, outsmarting, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 16K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, vigilantism, murder, obsession, psychopath, haunted by the past, support group, vengeance, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 27K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: rough, tense, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, electric chair, police brutality, death row, mystery, crimes, fighting the system, police detective, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, everglades, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 22K
Devil's Knot (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, factual, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, satanism, murder, legal investigation, life is a bitch, jury, police interrogation, crime scene, crimes, investigation, murder investigation, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: arkansas, memphis, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, resentment, college, rejection, politics, injustice, society, university, self discovery, college life, student life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 8K
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, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, against the odds, family relations, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 19K
The Juror (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hitman, obsession, court, single parent, legal, legal action, blackmail, court case, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: guatemala, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 961
I Accuse (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A chilling tale based on a real event in which a doctor stepped out of line and sexually assaulted a patient when drugged.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rapist, courtroom drama, small town, mind game, sexual abuse, fighting the system, private detective, society, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 15K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: death sentence, murder, racism, courtroom drama, ku klux klan, prison, legal, politics, anti semitism, haunted by the past, crimes, legal action ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, 60s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 40K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, courtroom, character study, legal action, fighting the system, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 2K
The Klansman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: ku klux klan, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, small town, legal action, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, opposites attract, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
...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, lawyers and clients, injustice, price of justice, moral dilemma, legal action, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 202K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, obsession, lawyer, adultery, perfect crime, murder, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 132K
The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: law firm, moral dilemma, blackmail, mafia, surveillance, lawyer, crimes, fighting the system, murder, seduction, ambition, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee, boston, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 15K
12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, court, uncover truth, legal, hopes, society, injustice, revelation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: twist ending, talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rape, murder, lawyer, mind game, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 17K
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, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, death sentence, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, legal, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 238K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, gay, lawsuit, lawyer, lgbt, terminal illness, hiv, court, homosexual, prejudice, judiciary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 83K
Frailty (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sin, childhood, insanity, psychopath, punishment, angel, parents and children, family relations, fbi, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, legal action, mob boss, organized crime, murder, gangsters, law enforcement, legal, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, legal investigation, fighting the system, injustice, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, social differences, society ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%