Movies like The Killing Yard

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The Killing Yard (2001)
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The Killing Yard (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lawyers must defend a prisoner accused of murdering two of his inmates during the Attica prison riots in 1971.
Plot: female director, prison, courtroom, massacre, helicopter, murder, political corruption, false accusation, prison riot

Most similar movies to The Killing Yard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, female director, prison, courtroom, crimes, life is a bitch and false accusation mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Killing Yard: Only God Can Judge Me (2005), The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (1993), 37 (2016), Rage (2009), The Color of Courage (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Only God Can Judge Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Film from Tody Walker
Plot: courtroom, jury, redemption, trial, prison, murder
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The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An abused woman escapes from prison, is recaptured, and sent back then tries to get her sentence reduced. Based on a true story.
Plot: prison, marital abuse, women's prison, child abuse, murder, alcohol abuse, prison escape
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95%
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37 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a March night in 1964, 37 neighbors in Queens, New York, witness the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. None of them takes action or calls the police. 37 tells the story of a few of these people and what led up to the night when they unexplainably ...
Plot: murder, rape, loss of innocence, racism, indifference, apathy, female director, witness
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92%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beverly hills, california
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83%
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Rage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A schoolboy uses his cellphone camera to shoot intimate interviews with people working at a New York fashion house and secretly posts them on the internet. Result: a bitterly funny expose of an industry in crisis, during a week in which an accident ...
Plot: fashion, murder, female director, blogger, photographer
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Color of Courage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a previously all-white neighborhood. A McGhee granddaughter, ...
Plot: female director, neighbor, african american, civil rights, segregation, racism, supreme court
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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TalhotBlond (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Thomas Montgomery, a married father of two young daughters, gets seduced by the world of online gambling and chat rooms where a virtual romance and sexual obsession ultimately leads to the murder of an innocent man.
Plot: female director, chat, poker, murder, internet, fake identity
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, uncover truth, false accusation, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, society, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This women in prison drama tells us a story about the mother of three children, who was falsely accused for a crime she did not commit (drug dealing), arrested and locked up behind bars.
Plot: female director, women's prison, innocence, prisoner, wrongful imprisonment, menarche, mother daughter relationship, puberty, prison
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68%
Beautiful Dreamer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot (Egglesfield) gets shot down and gets amnesia, later on his stricken-with-grief wife (Langton) finds him in a small town and she is shocked that he doesn't remember her.
Plot: female director, prison, false identity, amnesia, medical examination, beating, husband wife relationship, pilot, father figure
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68%
Macu, la mujer del policía (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of a jealous policeman and his young wife living in a shanty-town in South America.
Plot: older man younger woman marriage, infidelity, murder, female director, police officer, teenage sexuality, jealous husband, pedophile, wife leaves husband, investigation, teenage mother, coming of age
Place: venezuela
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64%
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Eduart (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Germany, Albania
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on true story. Albanian man leaves oppressive family situation to a better life in Athens. Then kills someone and has to face his guilt.
Plot: female director, lgbt, prison rape, border crossing, snow, train, father son relationship, albanian, surrender, hate, jail, border patrol ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
My Son Is Innocent (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal system closes in on the boy as friends, neighbors and the media ...
Plot: rape, falsely accused, false accusation, police investigation, mistaken identity, courtroom, police interrogation, police station, imprisonment
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Sin & Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Taking a short-cut home from work, high-schooler Billie Simms is raped. Not only does the incident cause an unwanted pregnancy that damages her college expectations, but it also outrages her smugly religious father who pressures her to give up the ...
Plot: child born of rape, pregnant from rape, female director, morality, rape, father, pregnancy, double standard, kidney, woman
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, self defense, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, couples, crimes of passion, uncover truth, false accusation, small town, who done it, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sequel to "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story" in which Betty Broderick is on trial for the murder of her ex-husband and his new wife.
Plot: true crime, revenge, lawyer, courtroom, murder, divorce
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, power relations, prison life, sexual abuse, false accusation, murder, fighting the system, going straight, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Weeds (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without paroll, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
Plot: prison, prison life, redemption, follow your dream, criminal heroes, profanity, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, writer's life, confined, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Glass House (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by Truman Capote ("In Cold Blood"), the world of the prison convict is open to the viewer. As the story develops, one thing becomes clear. As in the outside world, there is a "system"; and just as on the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, deadly, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, society, fighting the system, prison life, introspection, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, flashback, juvenile delinquent, strip search, undercover, police, domestic violence, marital abuse, drugs ...
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50%
Love Is All You Need? (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in a world where homosexuality is the norm, a small Indiana town is rocked to its core when Jude, the star quarterback of the local university football team, strikes up a love affair with Ryan, a sports journalism major. When the straight couple ...
Plot: bullying, lgbt, switching roles, female director, gay, murder, snuff, lesbian, heterosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
What Happened to Bobby Earl? (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rose Earl is proud as a peacock when Bobby, her eldest, whom she raised, like his kid brother Michael, to become moral men an model citizens, is the first member of the modest family ever to get accepted at college. It will take a while till she ...
Plot: missing person, uzi, murder, burglary, fraternity, insurance fraud, trial, brother brother relationship, deception, caucasian, suit and tie, arson ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Silent Grace (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1976 the British Government put an end to the special category status of prisoners from the Provisional Irish Republican Army, no longer treating them as prisoners of war, but as common criminals. Mairéad Farrell - on whose life much of the film ...
Plot: female director, female prisoner, cell mate, prison, jail cell, women's prison, ira, political prisoner
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: True life drama about a working mum (Henner) whose life is put back in jeopardy when the man who was convicted of stalking her (Savant) and killing her cousin comes up for parole.
Plot: evil man, murder, psychopath
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: trial, courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, dedicated lawyer, obsession, murder, legal, life is a bitch, courtroom, true crime, one last case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, army investigation, society, military life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, state affairs, dishonesty, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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46%
Shepherds and Butchers (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death penalty, courtroom, investigation, redemption, prison, brutality, justice, lifestyle, hopes, culture clash, crimes, society ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker ...
Plot: religion, scandal, preacher, fundamentalism, televangelist, female director, prescription drug abuse
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44%