Movies like A Time to Kill

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A Time to Kill (1996)
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A Time to Kill
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, captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, dramatic, intense, touching, thought provoking, interesting ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice, revenge, brutality, dedicated lawyer, vigilantism, race issues, mentor, underdog, segregation, death penalty, legal action, prejudice, corruption, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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...and justice for all.
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
119 min.
 7.4
Mississippi Burning
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
USA
128 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to A Time to Kill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, realistic, serious and intense films with plots about corruption, mentor, lawyer, justice, dialogue, police investigation and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Time to Kill: Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Life of David Gale (2003), Red Corner (1997), ...and justice for all. (1979), The Star Chamber (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Law Abiding Citizen
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: twists and turns, rough, bad ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, crime, murder, prison, lawyer, twists & turns, corruption, brutality, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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System:   95%
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The Life of David Gale
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: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: murder, crime, death penalty, investigation, death, guilt, suicide, rape, death row, lawyer, conspiracy, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, mexico ...
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Red Corner
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, suspense, talky, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, death penalty, justice, political corruption, corruption, courtroom, legal action, lawyer, murder mystery, political, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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System:   65%
    User:   76%
 
...and justice for all.
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, suspense, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, lawyer, courtroom drama, corruption, court, rape, betrayal, guilt, investigation, dedicated lawyer, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   75%
 
The Star Chamber
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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: crime, vigilantism, murder, serial killer, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, courtroom, hitman, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
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    User:   60%
 
The Lincoln Lawyer
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: suspenseful, tense, clever, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, usa
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    User:   63%
 
Trial by Jury
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, crime, gangsters, murder, courtroom drama, vengeance, kidnapping, good versus evil, revenge, dedicated lawyer, gangster, psychology ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   50%
 
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, harvard university
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    User:   55%
 
 6.1
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Eye for an Eye
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: disturbing, tense, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, rape, vigilantism, crime, obsession, vigilante, revenge, justice, guilt, serial killer, martial arts ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   100%
 
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 204K
A Few Good Men
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, clever, realistic, talky, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, lawyer, military, corruption, underdog, court, justice, death, dedicated lawyer, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
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System:   54%
    User:   100%
 
Mississippi Burning
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, suspenseful, realistic, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, small town, murder, police investigation, violence, investigation, idealism, sheriff, politics, segregation, uncover truth, corruption ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
 6.0
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The Chamber
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, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, murder, racism, courtroom, death, dedicated lawyer, book, revenge, lawyer, legal action, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
 7.1
 52K
The Rainmaker
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, serious, thought provoking, talky, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, justice, court, underdog, hospital, dedicated lawyer, revenge, mentor, investigation ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
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Sleepers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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, gloomy, serious, dramatic, rough ...
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Nuts
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Place: new jersey
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System:   49%
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Suspect
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, clever, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime, chase, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, murder mystery, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
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System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
Ghosts of Mississippi
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, sincere, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, lawyer, murder, assassination, court, dedicated lawyer, segregation, investigation, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
 6.7
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The Client
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: tense, suspenseful, clever, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: lawyer, suicide, investigation, courtroom, chase, mafia, murder, dedicated lawyer, death, court, revenge, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco
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System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
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Runaway Jury
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, clever, tense, surprise ending, stylized ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, corruption, surveillance, manipulation, conspiracy, justice, chase, court, revenge, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
 6.6
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True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, talky, serious ...
Plot: investigation, crime, death penalty, death row, murder, lawyer, prison, journalism, police investigation, death, race against time, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
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Murder in the First
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: emotional, bleak, serious, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, torture, male nudity, dedicated lawyer, corruption, mentor, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
True Believer
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, prison, neo noir, legal action, murder, murder mystery, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Class Action
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: talky, clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, father daughter relationship, courtroom, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, court, conspiracy, family drama, mentor, legal investigation, chase, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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System:   45%
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High Crimes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, murder, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, justice, military, fighting the system, courtroom, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, latin america, mexico
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System:   45%
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 7.9
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12 Angry Men
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: talky, clever, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: idealism, murder, courtroom drama, court, justice, prejudice, courtroom, legal action, realism, jury, culture clash, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
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System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
 6.5
 62K
Changing Lanes
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: realistic, suspense, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, corruption, revenge, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, moral ambiguity, losing-it hero, urban, greed, redemption, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
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Primal Fear
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: clever, talky, psychological, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: crime, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, mental illness, court, courtroom, psychiatrist, manipulation, insanity, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
 7.3
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Music Box
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, twists and turns, bleak, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, court, holocaust, lawyer, courtroom, betrayal, nazis, jews, dedicated lawyer, communism, nazi, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, germany, israel, poland, argentina ...
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Red
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   43%
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Sleeping with the Enemy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, obsession, starting over, violent husband, stalking, haunted by the past, hidden identity, violence, woman in danger, danger, desperation, survival ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa, boston
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System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
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