Movies like Conviction

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Conviction (2010)
 7.2
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Conviction
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: 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 innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice, Betty Anne pores through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor, meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny's arrest. Belief in her brother - and her quest for the truth - pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, dramatic, sincere, realistic, inspirational, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, prison, sacrifice, courtroom drama, freedom, guilt, court, dedicated lawyer, death, divorce, justice, legal action, corruption, mentor, false accusation, human spirit, death penalty, police investigation, life, siblings relations, price of justice, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1980, year 1983 ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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In the Name of the Father
Biography, Drama, History
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Dallas Buyers Club
Biography, Drama
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and intense films with plots about runaway, mentor, justice, catastrophe, redemption, corruption and storytelling mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like Conviction: The Hurricane (1999), Puncture (2011), Erin Brockovich (2000), Flash of Genius (2008), Antwone Fisher (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hurricane
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Duration: 146 min.
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Genre: Drama
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