Movies like Conviction

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Conviction (2010)
 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
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, sincere, realistic, dramatic, inspirational, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: false accusation, fighting the system, convict, legal action, murder, courtroom, prison, hopes, legal, life is a bitch, injustice, lawyer, law school, testimony, christmas, money, investigation, sacrifice, courtroom drama, working class, innocence, trial, dedicated lawyer, sibling relationship, human spirit ...
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, thought provoking and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, society, lawyer, hopes and courtroom mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Conviction: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), In the Name of the Father (1993), The Hurricane (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), The Accused (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, rise to the top, against the odds, hopes, success, ambition, parents and children, family problems, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, irish, torture, bomb, trial, rebellion, courtroom drama, courtroom, terrorism, faith, lawyer, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, scotland, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 84K
The Hurricane (1999)
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: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: prison, injustice, false accusation, courtroom, fighting the system, racism, friendship, boxing, freedom, legal, human spirit, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
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: captivating, touching, uplifting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, justice, righting the wronged, relationship vs career, fighting the system, lawyer, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, environmental, court, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 28K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: 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: realistic, disturbing, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, courtroom drama, rape, lawyer, bar, injustice, testimony, jury, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: prison, false accusation, courtroom, legal action, courtroom drama, oldtimer, injustice, legal, society, dedicated lawyer, prison life, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 21K
Puncture (2011)
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, drug abuse, courtroom, law firm, lawsuit, cocaine, underdog, dedicated lawyer, drugs/alcohol, courtroom drama, legal action, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995
Place: usa, washington d.c., houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
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: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, trial, false accusation, injustice, dedicated lawyer, legal action, investigation, murder, grief, jail, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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: psychological, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, life is a bitch, terminal illness, treatment, human spirit, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, gender, hopes, transsexual, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Flash of Genius (2008)
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: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, underdog, lawsuit, nervous breakdown, legal action, obsessive quest, human spirit, fighting the system, hopes, legal, against the odds, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, anti heroes, hospital, rehabilitation, mental institution, rebelliousness, prison, death row, price of justice, prison life, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, single parent, courtroom drama, wrongfully committed, injustice, battles, righting the wronged, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 98K
Men of Honor (2000)
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, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, military, against the odds, racism, ambition, hopes, society, follow your dream, navy, dream come true, soldier, u.s. navy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, prison life, freedom, false accusation, confined, life sentence, hopes, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, justice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Omar Killed Me (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 85 min.
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, investigation, murder, false accusation, injustice, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, amateur detective, immigrants, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1991
Place: europe, france, french riviera, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 140
I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, death row, crime, false accusation, murder, prison life, confined, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, fugitives, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: deportation, dedicated lawyer, mental institution, hotshot lawyer, immigrants, legal action, terrorism, idealism, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, political corruption, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001
Place: afghanistan, new york, bangladesh, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, school, terminal illness, best friends, dedicated educator, legal action, high school, child illness, coming out, family in crisis, high school life, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, idealism, interracial relations, courtroom, justice, courtroom drama, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society, legal action, social differences, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: clever, talky, witty, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, coma, lawyer, law student, diabetes, murder, crime, attempted murder, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, socialite, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 200K
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, sad, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gays and lesbians, gay, legal action, lawsuit, terminal illness, against the odds, judiciary, prejudice, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 31K
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: talky, clever, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, character study, courtroom, court, coma, hospital, bishop, lawsuit, self esteem, legal action, pinball machine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial marriage, marriage, racism, dedicated lawyer, legal action, interracial love, love, legal investigation, interracial relations, courtroom drama, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
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, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: pornography, aids, courtroom drama, millionaire, against the rules, drug addiction, courtroom, baptism, wheelchair, airplane, lawsuit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 111K
Snowden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: surveillance, espionage, whistleblower, journalism, government agency, idealism, against the rules, political thriller, uncover truth, fighting the system, rebellion, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2007, year 2006 ...
Place: usa, russia, hong kong, hawaii, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 2K
Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Mar'caux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, based on true events ...
Plot: police brutality, broken family, judge, lawyer, false accusation, prison, injustice, realism, legal action, courtroom drama, imprisonment, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
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, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, mercy killing, media manipulation, moral dilemma, morality, pain, murder, district attorney, protest, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 2K
Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, rehabilitation, ambition, politics, head of state, paralysis, tragic hero, rise and fall, rise to the top, human spirit, introspection, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: georgia, usa, new york state, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 36K
North Country (2005)
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: realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: feminism, sexual harassment, rape, courtroom drama, lawsuit, rapist, price of justice, fighting the system, court, small town, against the odds, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%