Movies like Conviction 2010

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Conviction (2010)
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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 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: sincere, touching, emotional, inspirational, sexy, disturbing, intense, sentimental, feel good, heartbreaking ...
Plot: lawyer, court, false accusation, fighting the system, prison, injustice, courtroom drama, legal action, freedom, legal, hopes, investigation, convict, law school, courtroom, life is a bitch, murder, justice, promise, strong female character, siblings relations, women, society, strong female lead, death ...
Time: year 1992, year 2001, year 1995, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, boston, rhode island, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, thought provoking, serious and suspense films with plots about lawyer, courtroom, court, justice, legal, crimes and guilt mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Conviction: Just Mercy (2019), The Judge (2014), Dead Man Walking (1995), In the Name of the Father (1993), Richard Jewell (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, touching ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, false accusation of murder, defense attorney, murder, perjury, prison, convict, african american, innocence, death row, lie ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1992, year 1993, 20th century
Place: alabama
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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, courtroom, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, court, murder trial, jury, homecoming, parent child relationship, funeral, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, massachusetts, usa, chicago illinois, new york
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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, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, nun, redemption, lethal injection, warden, lawyer, justice, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, southern usa
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: political, thought provoking, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, terrorist, father son relationship, courtroom, irish, bomb, court, justice, politics, legal, false accusation of murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe, northern ireland ...
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Richard Jewell (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, sad, realistic, factual ...
Plot: lawyer, false accusation, wrongful arrest, scapegoat, media frenzy, investigation, terrorist, fbi, federal bureau of investigation, security guard, newspaper reporter, media circus ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia, usa
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Devil's Knot (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: factual, intense, twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, satanism, teenager, courtroom, murder investigation, murder, police interrogation, investigation, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century
Place: arkansas, memphis, usa, southern usa
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Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: prison, torture, brutality, court, lawyer, escape, injustice, prison escape, drug smuggling, escape attempt, convict, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1975 ...
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey, brooklyn new york city
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, sincere, emotional, thought provoking, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, rape, feminism, lawsuit, small town, sexism, against the odds, labor union, women, lawyer, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
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Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, disturbing ...
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Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, twists and turns, psychological, tense ...
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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, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, injustice, lawyer, violence against women, rape victim, gang rape, sexual assault, justice, sex crime, courtroom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, washington d.c., washington state
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A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, court, courtroom drama, prejudice, legal, injustice, false accusation, investigation, murder, lawyer, jail, religious persecution ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: teens
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Guilty (2011)
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, intense, suspense, serious, thought provoking ...
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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Story: In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, realistic, sincere ...
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...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, cynical, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, court, corruption, rape, hotshot lawyer, lawyers and clients, injustice, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, thought provoking, political ...
Plot: lawyer, racism, court, racial segregation, courtroom, injustice, african american, racial issues, african american protagonist, justice, investigation, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: suspense, intense, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
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Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, compassionate, thought provoking, disturbing ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, art, lawyer, art theft, justice, world war two, nazi, injustice, courtroom drama, legal action, flashback, jewish ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious, talky ...
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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, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
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 7.1
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The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, suspense, intense, captivating, factual
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Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, palermo italy, europe ...
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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: emotional, thought provoking, bleak, melancholic, touching ...
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True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
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The Wronged Man (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, crimes, society, injustice, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, rape, african american, morality, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: woman in danger, feminism, legal, strong female presence, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, legal action, crimes, injustice, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
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