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A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
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A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: racism, murder, false accusation, small town, crimes, courtroom, life is a bitch, legal, society, small town life, dishonesty, price of justice, courtroom drama, social relations, profanity, french canadian, pregnancy, lawyer, con artists, court, trial, church, gun, stripper, african american ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about society, life is a bitch, crimes, legal, courtroom drama, dishonesty and racism mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Stranger in the Kingdom: Blood Done Sign My Name (2010), One Angry Juror (2010), Paris Trout (1991), The Intruder (1962), Black and White (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, life is a bitch, introspection, society, crimes, social decay, injustice, discrimination, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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95%
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: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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84%
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Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), racism, small town, murder, domestic disturbance, crimes, legal, graphic violence, injustice, deadly, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.6
 3K
The Intruder (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Style: realistic, biting, serious, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, small town, small town life, social decay, deadly, political unrest, manipulation, dishonesty, social relations, graphic violence, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, false accusation, price of justice, fighting the system, legal investigation, injustice, social differences, courtroom drama, confined ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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75%
 6.1
 970
Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, law enforcement, dishonesty, righting the wronged, rivalry, false accusation, politics, vengeance, state affairs, crimes, crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, emotional, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: racism, society, friendship, false accusation, legal, injustice, discrimination, americana, fighting the system, false arrest, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 582
Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: legal, murder, conspiracy, investigation, racism, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, fighting the system, false accusation, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, idealism, injustice, family problems, social relations, racism, society, legal, small town, life is a bitch, rich and poor, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: serious, psychological, rough, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, racism, interracial relations, crime, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, false accusation, courtroom drama, confined, uncover truth, prison life, society, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.7
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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: thought provoking, tense, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, character study, redemption, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, dishonesty, introspection, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, politics, betrayal, uncover truth, state affairs, injustice, undercover, racism, legal, fighting the system, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 257
The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: captivating, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, society, lifestyle, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, friendship, social relations, crimes, murder ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 487
Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing
Plot: racism, small town, investigation, social differences, social decay, fighting the system, african american, murder, injustice, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: emotional, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, small town, social relations, friends, family relations, discrimination, injustice, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 388
Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: racism, murder, self defense, family relations, faith, false accusation, family life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, christmas, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, society, journalism, fighting the system, investigation, rebellion, african american, discrimination, college life, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 7.5
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, injustice, justice, small town, rape, court, revenge, legal, trial ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, self defense, police investigation, dishonesty, couples, law enforcement, crimes of passion, who done it, school, rivalry, manipulation, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: church, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, social decay, crimes, legal, fighting the system, dishonesty, sexual abuse, society, sexual harassment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, france, boston, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.5
 270
Harvest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana simply to keep their farms operational. Story focuses on a young man, who accidentally discovers that his ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, contemplative, realistic
Plot: farm, intrigue, drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, immigrants, introspection, misfit, moral dilemma, society, small town life, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 27K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, law firm, leukemia, uncover truth, legal investigation, legal, price of justice, reach out, corporate crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, washington d.c., new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, frame up, redemption, injustice, going straight, protagonist as suspect, fighting the system, legal, urban ghetto life, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: trial, courtroom drama, investigation, murder, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal, obsession, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, one last case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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47%
American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but ...
Style: sentimental, rough, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, testimony, injustice, racism, courtroom drama, legal, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, single mother, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, intellectual
Plot: small town, electricity, confession, hopes, small town life, religions or cults, social relations, clergy, idealism, society, dancing, watching a movie ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: murder, courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, family relations, deadly, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, siblings relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 503
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, police corruption, legal, law enforcement, military life, dishonesty, fighting the system, society, murder, army investigation ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Klansman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, interracial relations, ku klux klan, injustice, discrimination, rivalry, vengeance, legal, police corruption, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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