Movies like To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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 lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.
Style: atmospheric, touching, disturbing, serious, compassionate, earnest, dramatic, realistic, clever, talky ...
Plot: racism, small town, courtroom, lawyer, idealism, court, courtroom drama, childhood, prejudice, morality, poverty, coming of age, justice, injustice, single father, friendship, race issues, book, segregation, literature, courage, legal, children, mentor, adaptation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
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The Night Of
Crime, Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.6
American History X
Crime, Drama
USA
119 min.
 8.5
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Most similar movies to To Kill a Mockingbird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and talky films with plots about mentor, runaway, culture clash, storytelling, dialogue, redemption and corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like To Kill a Mockingbird: 12 Angry Men (1997), A Time to Kill (1996), The Onion Field (1979), Dead Man Walking (1995), Brubaker (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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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, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   71%
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The Onion Field
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: bleak, serious, dramatic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, kidnapping, police, courtroom, guilt, chase, police corruption, justice, corruption, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
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Dead Man Walking
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, redemption, death penalty, rape, death, death row, murder, justice, lawyer, guilt, brutality, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
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 7.1
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Brubaker
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, corruption, politics, murder, violence, torture, brutality, prison life, greed, mentor, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, california
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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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, murder, racism, courtroom, death, dedicated lawyer, book, revenge, lawyer, legal action, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
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    User:   56%
 
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, serious, twists and turns, 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, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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    User:   52%
 
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 7.7
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Vera Drake
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, working class, idealism, police investigation, poverty, drinking, family in crisis, realism, injustice, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, london, europe, melbourne australia, korea ...
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    User:   45%
 
 6.9
 14K
Grand Canyon
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, existentialism, violence, introspection, life, destiny, homeless, couple relations, urban, philosophy, unlikely friendships, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, arizona
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System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 7.8
 108K
Boyz n the Hood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, friendship, coming of age, poverty, violence, gangster, drugs, revenge, tragedy, storytelling, vengeance, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, cuba, south central los angeles
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System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
The Conspirator
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: captivating, talky, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, courtroom, lawyer, president, courtroom drama, civil war, idealism, justice, sacrifice, american civil war, death ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1860s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c.
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System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
...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:   44%
    User:   42%
 
 7.8
 112K
A Bronx Tale
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, coming of age, friendship, mafia, organized crime, mentor, childhood, gangster, father son relationship, interracial romance, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
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 7.7
 108K
This Is England
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: realistic, bleak, tense, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, coming of age, violence, innocence lost, childhood, adolescence, friendship, bullying, brainwashing, prejudice, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
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Oliver Twist
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: runaway, violence, orphan, poverty, child abuse, tragedy, kidnapping, boarding school, murder, adaptation, mentor, children ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1930s, 1830s, victorian era
Place: london, europe, england
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
The Trip to Bountiful
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: small town, redemption, bus, human nature, self discovery, road trip, loneliness, childhood, parents and children, aging, drinking, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
A Raisin in the Sun
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: sentimental, serious, dramatic, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, poverty, dysfunctional family, segregation, money, family life, family, greed, family in crisis, dreams, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, medical school, chicago illinois
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System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
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Paper Moon
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Style: sentimental, talky, road movie, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, childhood, father daughter relationship, on the road, mischievous children, period piece, con artists, funeral, depression, con men, orphan, odd couple ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: kansas, missouri, usa
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System:   39%
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Of Mice and Men
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, farm, loneliness, tragedy, strong sexual content, buddies, book, literature, disability, adaptation, unlikely friendships, human nature ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
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The Chase
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, chase, prison, vengeance, racism, adultery, drinking, small town life, revenge, escaped convict, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, new jersey
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System:   37%
    User:   34%
 
Places in the Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, racism, redemption, farm, adultery, depression, poverty, prejudice, blindness, human spirit, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 7.1
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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: serious, clever, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, justice, court, underdog, hospital, dedicated lawyer, revenge, mentor, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey
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System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
 7.4
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Norma Rae
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, workplace, working class, fighting the system, courage, friendship, feminism, jewish, price of justice, idealism, greed, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, alabama
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System:   36%
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Salaam Bombay!
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental, lyrical ...
Plot: prostitution, homeless, drug addiction, poverty, realism, friendship, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto life, drugs, corruption, coming of age, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, mumbai india
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
 6.6
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Animal Factory
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, harsh ...
Plot: prison, friendship, crime, drugs, violence, corruption, prison escape, murder, innocence lost, brutality, violent, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, new jersey, puerto rico ...
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
 7.3
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Mean Creek
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, vengeance, guilt, bullying, revenge, teenager, violence, prank, drinking, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
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System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
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Joe the King
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, redemption, working class, teacher, drinking, child abuse, friendship, children, childhood, male nudity, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
 7.4
 131K
Wall Street
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
Style: realistic, clever, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, betrayal, capitalism, greed, business, mentor, money, manipulation, hotshot hero, stock broker, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   34%
    User:   39%
 

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The Glass Shield
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, racism, murder, police, corruption, tough law enforcer, cancer, police station, legal action, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   34%
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 7.6
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Leviathan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: small town, political corruption, corruption, lawyer, drinking, depression, brutality, suicide, infidelity, justice, guilt, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
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System:   34%
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