Movies like Conviction

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Conviction (2010)
 7.2
 40K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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: touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, convict, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, prison, life is a bitch, legal, investigation, trial, law school, courtroom drama, freedom, murder, siblings relations, innocence, strong female character, promise, courtroom, money, sacrifice, working class, christmas ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, year 1993, year 1980 ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston

Most similar movies to Conviction

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and dramatic films with plots about lawyer, courtroom, justice, life is a bitch, murder, mentor and redemption mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Conviction: In the Name of the Father (1993), The Judge (2014), ...and justice for all. (1979), The Hurricane (1999), A Cry in the Dark (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, 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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: irish, prison, trial, bomb, torture, rebellion, lawyer, courtroom, terrorism, false accusation, interrogation, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 165K
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, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional, serious ...
Plot: judge, courtroom, small town, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, dysfunctional family, trial, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
...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: realistic, disturbing, suspense, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, fighting the system, lawyer, lawyers and clients, price of justice, hotshot lawyer, injustice, moral dilemma, hopes, legal action, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 87K
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, sincere ...
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, freedom, prison life, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 29K
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, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: rape, courtroom drama, sexual abuse, injustice, violence against women, gang rape, lawyer, rape victim, testimony, district attorney, sexual assault, bar ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 161K
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, factual, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, relationship vs career, justice, single mother, lawyer, righting the wronged, contamination, court, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, injustice, police brutality, imprisonment, broken family, judge, lawyer, miscarriage of justice, courtroom drama, life turned upside down, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, bleak ...
Plot: prison, injustice, lawyer, torture, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, prison life, sadism, rape, muslim ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 16K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: tense, sincere, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, obsession, writer's life, friendship, human nature, crimes, obsessive quest, gossip and rumors, journalism, fame, manipulation ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 12K
12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, talky, clever, psychological ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, murder, argument, trial, revelation, evidence, lawyer, social differences, legal, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 121K
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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, revenge, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, forgiveness, confession, court, prison life, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, love and romance, price of justice ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, california, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 118K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, moral dilemma, lifestyle, crimes, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, loneliness ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, europe, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 15K
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.
Plot: lawyer, racial segregation, trial, investigation, jewish, kidnapping, racism, court, train, cigarette smoking, dress, suitcase ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: manhattan new york city, mississippi, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 24K
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: bleak, tense, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, native american reservation, snow, christmas, desperation, smuggling, border crossing, illegal immigration, ice, survival, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, canada, quebec, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, injustice, society, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, dishonesty, rape, african american, moral dilemma, dignity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 225K
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, tense, sentimental, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, life is a bitch, desperation, loss of son, trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 5K
Jamesy Boy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, friendship, prison life, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, confined, mentor, criminal, black eye, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, anger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: thought provoking, emotional, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: courtroom, investigation, murder, prison, fighting the system, dishonesty, racism, courtroom drama, injustice, rebellion, misfit, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1991, 1990s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, clever, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, self defense, false accusation, neo noir, racism, crime, society, apprentice, ambition, crimes, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, mental institution, life is a bitch, social decay, injustice, criminal heroes, deadly, fighting the system, prodigy, price of justice, crimes, hospital ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, 1950s, year 1955
Place: florida, usa, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 19K
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: serious, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, false accusation, child murder, life is a bitch, legal investigation, crime, investigation, legal, injustice, child killer, false arrest ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: arkansas, memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 126K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, destructive relationship, tragic love, murder, death penalty, rape, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 37K
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: disturbing, rough, sincere, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: feminism, sexual harassment, rape, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, fighting the system, sexism, against the odds, labor union, financial problem, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, jury, snitch, police, police investigation, crime, fighting the system, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.3
 13K
Shahid (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This compelling drama tells the remarkable true story of slain human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who became a powerful voice against the intercommunal violence that has engulfed Mumbai since the early 1990s.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, realistic
Plot: muslim, legal, religions or cults, social activist, human spirit, courtroom drama, injustice, society, false arrest, civil rights, hopes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: india, asia, pakistan, mumbai india
⇓ 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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, lawsuit, nervous breakdown, underdog, legal action, designer, rebellion, visionary, ambition, obsessive quest, hopes, disgruntled ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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