Movies like A Time to Kill

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A Time to Kill (1996)
 7.4
 118K
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: suspense, sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense, brutal, intense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal, rivalry, social relations, revenge, justice, society, blackmail, forgiveness, courtroom, racial prejudice, child abuse, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa

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Most similar movies to A Time to Kill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and dramatic films with plots about murder, courtroom, justice, lawyer, corruption, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Time to Kill: Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Life of David Gale (2003), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Runaway Jury (2003), A Few Good Men (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: 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: serious, exciting, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, master criminal, justice, mind game, prison, death, danger, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, intern, death sentence, death row, murder, suicide, who done it, professor, journalist, reporter, false accusation, death penalty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, italy, spain, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, captivating, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, lawyer, judge, murder, arrest, mind game, courtroom, manipulations, jury, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 85K
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: suspense, captivating, tense, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, courtroom, dishonesty, judge, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, cincinnati ohio, indiana, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 212K
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, realistic, twists and turns, serious, intense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, suicide, courtroom, navy, lawyer, military, murder, sexism, army investigation, marines, u.s. navy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 174K
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, bleak, sadistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: child abuse, courtroom drama, childhood, vengeance, torture, lawyer, haunted by the past, friendship, court, crime, rape, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 1K
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: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, serious, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, police corruption, legal, injustice, discrimination, vigilantism, opposites attract, small town life, rally, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 12K
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, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, murder, obsession, psychopath, haunted by the past, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: talky, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, racism, prison, haunted by the past, death sentence, death row, anti semitism, terrorism, politics, courtroom drama, vengeance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
...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: clever, dark humor, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, prison, fighting the system, crime, betrayal, dishonesty, farce, legal, false accusation, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 55K
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 ...
Plot: courtroom drama, self defense, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, lawsuit, domestic violence, leukemia, hopes, price of justice, righting the wronged, selflessness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
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, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, who done it, legal investigation, crime, mob boss, organized crime, society, law enforcement, rivalry, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 5K
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, court, courtroom drama, prostitute, self defense, call girl, hearing, mental illness, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 12K
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: tense, thought provoking, talky, clever, psychological ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, murder, revelation, trial, argument, evidence, lawyer, legal, false accusation, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, legal, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, soldier, military, rivalry, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 63K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: suspense, bleak, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, losing-it hero, down on your luck, human nature, custody battle, legal, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, corruption, police arrest, bankruptcy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: tense, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: racism, sheriff, murder, small town, civil rights, police brutality, racial slur, african american, motel, police, funeral, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, law enforcement, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, serial killer, judge, crime, murder, vengeance, political corruption, idealism, rebellion, legal action, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 32K
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: tense, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, character study, redemption, courtroom, self esteem, fighting the system, injustice, coma, introspection, legal action, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 398K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, police corruption, prejudice, morality, social decay, immigrants, bigotry, redemption, tragedy, depression, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 28K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, lawyer, injustice, testimony, district attorney, bar, jury, life is a bitch, lawyers and clients, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: rough, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, city life, urban, courtroom drama, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, teenage life, deadly, dishonesty, legal, courtroom ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, cia agent, assassination attempt, corruption, price of justice, state affairs, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: small town, police chief, african american, racist, racism, prejudice, culture clash, crime, odd couple, sheriff, thief, racial slur ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, activist, widow, trial, civil rights, injustice, righting the wronged, legal, jury ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: rough, psychological, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, crime, dedicated lawyer, law enforcement, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, legal investigation, interracial relations, legal action, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 8K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, dishonesty, power relations, state affairs, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 6K
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: serious, clever, realistic, thought provoking, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter conflict, cold relationship, idealism, rebellion, dishonesty, fighting the system, righting the wronged, society, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%