Movies like To Kill a Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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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 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: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate, atmospheric, clever, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, poverty, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, legal, trial, interracial relations, idealism, court, legal action, single parent, childhood, children, justice, single father, dog, family relations, racial slur, african american, injustice, judge ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa

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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, serious, dramatic and suspense films with plots about crimes, courtroom, murder, society, legal, lawyer and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like To Kill a Mockingbird: The Judge (2014), A Time to Kill (1996), Just Mercy (2019), The Accused (1988), Heavens Fall (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, judge, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, small town, family relations, legal, homecoming, jury, murder trial, parent child relationship, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 128K
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, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, injustice, justice, small town, rape, court, revenge, legal, trial ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.6
 36K
Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, courtroom, innocence, lawyer, perjury, defense attorney, murder, lie, injustice, investigation, judge, justice ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, 80s, year 1993, year 1992
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 31K
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, rough, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, gang rape, courtroom drama, sexual abuse, injustice, rape victim, violence against women, lawyer, district attorney, testimony, sexual assault, bar ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.7
 1K
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, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, racism, dishonesty, fighting the system, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, human spirit, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
...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, price of justice, lawyers and clients, moral dilemma, injustice, legal action, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
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56%
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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, sincere, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, interracial relations, ku klux klan, injustice, discrimination, rivalry, vengeance, legal, police corruption, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 35K
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, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, character study, redemption, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, dishonesty, introspection, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.2
 41K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, legal, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial, law school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, mind game, murder, judge, legal, arrest, manipulations, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, murder, small town, false accusation, society, small town life, dishonesty, price of justice, social relations, courtroom drama, profanity, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 12K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, legal, anti semitism, haunted by the past, politics, crimes, legal action, power relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 89K
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: stylized, captivating, tense, cynical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, cincinnati ohio, ohio, indiana, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, false accusation, self defense, racism, neo noir, legal, crimes, crime, society, profanity, graphic violence, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
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: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, death sentence, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious ...
Plot: police chief, chief of police, small town, racism, crime, prejudice, culture clash, police investigation, racial slur, racist, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
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Music Box (1989)
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, realistic, twists and turns, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, family relations, parents and children, court, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, racism, power relations, court case, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, budapest hungary, chicago illinois, hungary, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.2
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, domestic violence, self defense, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, lawsuit, legal, hopes, life changing experience, price of justice, selflessness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: memphis, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: racism, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, investigation, injustice, rebellion, legal, parents and children, crimes, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, terminal illness, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, gay, judiciary, lgbt, hiv, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Onion Field (1979)
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: psychological, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, confined, law enforcement, deadly, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: electric chair, injustice, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, racism, haunted by the past, society, amateur detective, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.6
 183K
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, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, childhood, pedophilia, vengeance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, prison rape, rape, pedophile, crime, torture, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, stylized, intense, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, life is a bitch, society, murder, small town, journey, hollywood, injustice, self defense, racism, family relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california, las vegas, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
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Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), racism, small town, murder, domestic disturbance, crimes, legal, graphic violence, injustice, deadly, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 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, violence, rejection, justice, politics, injustice, society, university, student life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
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As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, idealism, injustice, family problems, social relations, racism, society, legal, small town, life is a bitch, rich and poor, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
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Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, native american reservation, smuggling, working class, survival, life is a bitch, native americans, snow, winter, teenage boy, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, canada, new york state, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, legal, activist, widow, life is a bitch, injustice, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%