Movies like Guilt by Association

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Guilt by Association (2002)
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Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house is raided and Susan is arrested as a co-conspirator in Russell's drug business. Her situation goes from bad to worse when she finds herself behind bars with violent criminals. How will she ever prove her innocence when the system seems against her? Guilt By Association is a disturbing story based on true events.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious
Plot: false accusation, drug dealing, injustice, legal, prison, fighting the system, righting the wronged, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, society, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, wrong place wrong time, legal action, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, women's prison, justice, legal system, wrongful conviction, wrongfully committed, drugs, drug dealer, lesbianism, desperation ...

Most similar movies to Guilt by Association

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and suspenseful films with plots about life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation, legal, crimes, society and injustice mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Guilt by Association: Heavens Fall (2006), Civil Brand (2002), Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995), Sins of the Preacher (2013), The Closed Circuit (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, crimes, law enforcement, fighting the system, courtroom drama, teenage life, injustice, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, legal, politics, jury, hopes, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
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74%
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Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, human spirit, prison life, social decay, juvenile delinquency, hopes, sexual abuse, racism, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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68%
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, school, false accusation, sexual abuse, legal, conspiracy, warning, media circus, power relations, hysteria, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, crimes, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, couple relations, legal, clergy, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in the Tricity in 2003, ten years after the end of communism in Poland. The plot, apparently based on the real-life experiences of Kraków businessmen Lech Jerzorny and Paweł Rey, is about three young, talented businessmen who open ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, cons and scams, corporate crimes, political corruption, rise and fall, dishonesty, frame up, uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, legal investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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55%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, righting the wronged, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth ...
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54%
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, death sentence, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, legal, male protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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54%
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Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Student Seduction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Christie Dawson always wanted to be the "cool" teacher. But her world is shaken up after a pupil's crush spirals out of control and he sexually assaults her. Suddenly, her colleagues, neighbors and even her hubby are wondering whether ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: sexual assault, false accusation, price of justice, teachers and students, power relations, righting the wronged, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, youth, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
...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: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, lawyers and clients, injustice, price of justice, moral dilemma, legal action, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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50%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, crimes, society, injustice, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, rape, african american, morality, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Interrogation (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Stalinist Poland, cabaret singer Tonia decides to spend the evening drinking with a group of friends. The next morning, she awakes to find that, for reasons unknown to her, she has been jailed as a political prisoner. As prison officials ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, injustice, totalitarianism, dishonesty, confined, life is a bitch, society, prison life, state affairs, rebellion, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, central europe, eastern europe
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48%
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion, society ...
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Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, courtroom drama, false accusation, fighting the system, family problems, injustice, parents and children, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, plaintiff ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Baby for Sale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.
Style: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, serious, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, black market, kids in trouble, social decay, fighting the system, injustice, family life, legal, dishonesty, crimes, babies and infants, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
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Prison Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials and that's where the fun begins.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: women's prison, false accusation, prison, injustice, crimes, sexual relations, frame up, life is a bitch, confined, law enforcement, wrongfully committed, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
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42%
Lust for Freedom (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former female cop is framed by corrupt police, acting in collusion with the local judge, and has to fight her way out of the pen, alone, against tough inmates, and the people in charge.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, police corruption, strong female presence, righting the wronged, injustice, life is a bitch, confined, gender, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
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41%
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: legal, hostage, courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, false accusation, legal action, legal investigation, injustice, price of justice, hotshot lawyer, society ...
Time: 90s
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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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, false accusation, small town, ku klux klan, social relations, rally, injustice, legal action, rivalry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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38%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, rebellion, society, crimes, legal, injustice, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
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37%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, society, fighting the system, legal action, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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House of Women (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An innocent, pregnant prison inmate (Shirley Knight) becomes the bad warden's (Andrew Duggan) personal favorite.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, women's prison, strong female presence, rehabilitation, legal action, confined, legal, criminal heroes, manhunt, unlikely partners, life is a bitch, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, injustice, legal investigation, fighting the system, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, social differences, society ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, false accusation, frame up, lust, murder, prison riot, mccarthyism, wrongful conviction, anger, criminal heroes ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes, prison life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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F.I.S.T. (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, gang, against the odds, crimes, legal, rivalry, political corruption, racism, dishonesty, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 623
The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: mystery, legal, corruption, investigation, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch, small town life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%