Movies like Conviction

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Conviction (2010)
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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

Most similar movies to Conviction

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and touching films with plots about mentor, runaway, catastrophe, storytelling, redemption, justice and destiny mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Conviction: Puncture (2011), In the Name of the Father (1993), The Hurricane (1999), Flash of Genius (2008), Antwone Fisher (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 21K
Puncture
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, underdog, courtroom drama, corruption, drug addiction, lawyer, hospital, aids, dedicated lawyer, drugs/alcohol, drugs, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995
Place: usa, washington d.c., houston texas
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System:   95%
    User:   81%
 
In the Name of the Father
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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: emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, irish, courtroom, terrorism, torture, lawyer, police corruption, father son relationship, justice, politics, police, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 84K
The Hurricane
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, fighting the system, racism, friendship, boxing, freedom, prejudice, police corruption, murder, sport, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
Flash of Genius
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: underdog, lawyer, courtroom, business, justice, corruption, betrayal, money, storytelling, legal action, hospital, cars ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   89%
 
 7.3
 30K
Antwone Fisher
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, psychiatrist, childhood, child abuse, human spirit, mentor, sexual abuse, rags to riches, life, doctors and patients, storytelling, courage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, cleveland ohio, san diego california, mexico
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System:   79%
    User:   86%
 
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, slavery, white house, racism, prejudice, segregation, freedom, butler, civil rights, americana, politics, political ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, south africa, cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   60%
 
 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: touching, factual, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, environmental, court, justice, investigation, fighting the system, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, righting the wronged, against the odds, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   81%
 
 7.2
 98K
Men of Honor
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, military, prejudice, courtroom, military base, soldier, race issues, courage, mentor, human spirit, segregation, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
You Don't Know Jack
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, serious, compassionate, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, idealism, cancer, hospital, suffering, against the rules, politics, death, doctors, eccentricity, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   61%
 
 7.4
 24K
The Good Lie
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned ...
Style: rough, serious, touching, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, immigrants, civil war, survival, sacrifice, war, society, courage, camp, childhood, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, boston, south africa, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   100%
 
Dallas Buyers Club
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, terminal illness, death, drugs, hospital, prejudice, gay, courage, survival, friendship, treatment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   71%
 
 7.8
 107K
Awakenings
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, coma, human spirit, doctors, mental institution, doctors and patients, experiment, mentor, life, childhood, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
Gorillas in the Mist
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sad, serious ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, environmental, animals, gorilla, environmentalism, courage, human spirit, unlikely friendships, fighting the system, hunting, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   49%
 
Freedom Writers
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, idealism, holocaust, teacher, mentor, dedicated educator, racism, hip hop, survival, sacrifice, teachers and students, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   67%
 
 7.2
 23K
Mask
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, coming of age, teenager, single parent, prejudice, motorcycle, blindness, death, human spirit, childhood, courage, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   45%
 
The Pursuit of Happyness
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   100%
 
Something the Lord Made
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
Style: emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, mentor, hospital, interracial relations, segregation, surgery, doctors, sacrifice, courage, laboratory, university ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
This Boy's Life
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, child abuse, single parent, small town, brutality, teenager, adolescence, parenthood, childhood, mentor ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, united states, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
Losing Isaiah
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, addiction, courtroom, hospital, parenthood, legal action, lawyer, human nature, family, parents and children, children, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
Fruitvale Station
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, dramatic, sincere ...
Plot: brutality, violence, death, friendship, drinking, murder, police brutality, introspection, police, tragedy, storytelling, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 2007, year 2009
Place: california, usa, san francisco, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   38%
 
 6.2
 35K
Lovelace
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, sex, violence, prostitution, manipulation, adoption, filmmaking, strong sexual content, pornography, death, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, new jersey, malibu california, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
 7.6
 133K
I Am Sam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: lawyer, parenthood, single father, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, disability, love, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, autism, hospital, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   36%
 
Dangerous Minds
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, gloomy, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, school, friendship, death, dedicated educator, poetry, redemption, hardcase students, poverty, mentor, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
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Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, disability, suicide, dedicated lawyer, life & death, lawyer, death, legal action, destiny, mentor, doctors, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
 7.7
 200K
Philadelphia
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, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
 7.6
 86K
Philomena
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: adoption, journalism, irish, self discovery, religion, friendship, nun, depression, journalist, guilt, on the road, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: ireland, england, usa, washington d.c., oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a dynamic engineer and an enthusiastic showman who envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them - only to have his factory shut down by ...
Style: feel good, serious, futuristic, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: underdog, fighting the system, rags to riches, corruption, business, chase, courtroom, cars, dreams, obsessive quest, technology, mentor ...
Time: future, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: detroit, usa, california, washington d.c., chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 6.4
 93K
The Iron Lady
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, factual, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, golden years, leadership, life & death, prime minister, political leader, female politician, world politics, alzheimer's disease, aging, idealism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: england, london, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, factual, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: pornography, courtroom, fighting the system, aids, drug abuse, rebellion, censorship, love, lawyer, freedom, drug addiction, court ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
The Miracle Worker
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: disability, teacher, blindness, dedicated educator, mute or deaf, mentor, childhood, censorship, runaway, young heroes, storytelling, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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