Movies like Sins of the Father

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Sins of the Father (2002)
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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: rough, emotional, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, introspection, crimes, parents and children, injustice, rebellion, legal, society, hopes, deadly, father son relationship, civil rights, church, interracial relations, murder, bombing, crime, life is a bitch, discrimination, dedicated lawyer, family relations, ku klux klan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama

Most similar movies to Sins of the Father

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and disturbing films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, society, crime, murder, deadly and legal mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sins of the Father: Heavens Fall (2006), Freedom Song (2000), Blood Done Sign My Name (2010), Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006), Cost of a Soul (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, racism, dishonesty, fighting the system, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, human spirit, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
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95%
 7.2
 833
Freedom Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Freedom Song (2000) is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in the fictional town of Quinlan. In the midst of ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, racism, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, politics, society, americana, injustice, discrimination, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, family relations, human nature, parents and children, crimes, haunted by the past, family problems, father son relationship, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, 60s, contemporary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.3
 173
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, crimes, homecoming, gang, society, family problems, war veteran, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, dishonesty, legal, society, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, legal, anti semitism, haunted by the past, politics, crimes, legal action, power relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 4.9
 1K
Nattbuss 807 (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kalle, en kille i 18-års åldern har hamnat lite snett i livet. Han umgås mest med främlingsfientliga personer. Carlos är en kille i 16-års åldern, han har bott i Sverige större delen av sitt liv med sin mor och hennes äldre bror. Hans pappa ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, immigrants, law enforcement, deadly, society, urban, city life, crimes, crime, investigation, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, injustice, parents and children, family relations, false accusation, society, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jake DeMitro cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, introspection, moral dilemma, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, obsession, rivalry, injustice, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang, courtroom drama, rivalry, ambition, murder, police corruption, legal, rebellion, undercover, idealism, police investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 866
Gospel Hill (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist. Jack Herrod (Tom Bower) is the former sheriff who never got to the bottom ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, small town, assassination, haunted by the past, who done it, life is a bitch, civil rights movement, crimes, mystery, injustice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
 5.2
 681
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, bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, hopes, social decay, prison life, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
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Steel Toes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Steel Toes is a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of racial and religious intolerance in our society.
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: racism, juvenile delinquency, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, introspection, misfit, legal, prison, husband wife relationship, immigrants, liberal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, serious, atmospheric, bleak, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, moral dilemma, psychopath, haunted by the past, church, legal, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, society, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 412
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, human spirit, rebellion, society, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, price of justice, fighting the system, against the odds, working class, racism, ambition, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 125
Untouched (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Untouched is the story of a reluctant attorney's struggle with inner demons while defending a teenage girl accused of murdering her newborn. When the "Hostess City of the South" is rocked by the horrific crime, Mitchell Thomas III ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, legal investigation, courtroom, teenage girl, secret, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: electric chair, injustice, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, racism, haunted by the past, society, amateur detective, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, injustice, society, gender, crime, dedicated lawyer, crimes, state affairs, against the rules, legal investigation, gays and lesbians, legal action ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 747
Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, introspection, deadly, gory, danger, psychopath, parents and children, criminal heroes, brother brother relationship, violence, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Stranger Inside (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
Style: rough, disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: prison, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined, crimes, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, youth, society, prison life, family relations, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 11K
God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, investigation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, down on your luck, society, crimes, life is a bitch, working class, death, suspicion, couples ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 568
Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, society, youth, deadly, vengeance, working class, small town, homecoming, murder, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
Grace & Mercy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In poor health and dead broke, Grace has a plan to provide a future for her young daughter. With the help of her sister Mercy, she robs her former employer. But an alarm goes off during the robbery and they escape into a nearby church. They hold the ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, uplifting, suspenseful ...
Plot: church, hostage, unlikely criminals, self discovery, crime gone awry, clergy, fugitives, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, confined, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 172
Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, deadly, family problems, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, fall in love, crumbling marriage, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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