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: thought provoking, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: church, racism, crimes, investigation, parents and children, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, interracial relations, rebellion, hopes, moral dilemma, discrimination, legal, society, haunted by the past, introspection, deadly, dedicated lawyer, manhunt, murder, civil rights, bombing, civil rights movement, hate crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa

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Most similar movies to Sins of the Father

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about society, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, murder, deadly and racism mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sins of the Father: Heavens Fall (2006), Cost of a Soul (2010), The Chamber (1996), Freedom Song (2000), Common (2014). 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, realistic, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal action, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, interracial relations, state affairs, crime, rivalry, false accusation, jury, legal ...
Time: 30s
Place: alabama, usa, new york
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95%
 5.8
 151
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: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, rough
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, deadly, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, family in crisis, homecoming, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, haunted by the past, anti semitism, politics, crimes, legal action, power relations, prison life ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.3
 817
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: serious, tense, emotional, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: racism, society, americana, politics, parents and children, teenage life, state affairs, hopes, interracial relations, life is a bitch, fighting the system, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 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, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: society, crimes, crime, parents and children, life is a bitch, murder, courtroom drama, injustice, family relations, courtroom, false accusation, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.9
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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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, racism, urban, society, law enforcement, deadly, investigation, crimes, immigrants, crime, city life, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: tense, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, arson, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, small town life, small town, society, injustice, social differences, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, electric chair, injustice, racism, blind ambition, crime, crimes, haunted by the past, amateur detective, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.2
 654
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, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, feminism, social decay, prison life, human spirit, hopes, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, small town, assassination, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, who done it, civil rights movement, investigation, crimes, mystery, injustice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 2000s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 10K
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, uncover truth, investigation, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society, working class, down on your luck, crimes, death, suspicion, small town ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, deadly, social decay, assassination, legal action, boss and employee, against the rules, gays and lesbians, state affairs, rise to the top, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sexual, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: society, injustice, nightclub, bounty hunter, deadly, dishonesty, courtroom drama, rivalry, investigation, legal, sexual abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: church, crime gone awry, humble, disorder, religions or cults, family relations, redemption, clergy, self discovery, introspection, society, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, courtroom drama, gang, life is a bitch, legal, police corruption, leadership, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, rivalry, school, moral dilemma, introspection, courtroom drama, injustice, parallel world, life turned upside down, power relations, legal, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, racism, redemption, society, injustice, urban, courtroom drama, urban ghetto, legal, frame up, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 4.7
 565
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: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, reunion, youth, vengeance, small town, siblings relations, suburbs, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, moral dilemma, serial killer, church, haunted by the past, who done it, society, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, family relations, courtroom, murder, society, interracial relations, parents and children, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, gays and lesbians, society, prison life, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: against humanity, life is a bitch, society, americana, racism, haunted by the past, parents and children, clergy, genocide, dishonesty, deadly, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Act of Vengeance (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: labor union, campaign, murder, life is a bitch, crime, against humanity, rivalry, politics, workplace situations, state affairs, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: yuppie, law enforcement, drug dealing, society, urban, juvenile delinquency, collector, police investigation, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, dishonesty, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood Brothers (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, hopes, life is a bitch, crime, urban ghetto life, legal action, family relations, social misfits, witnessing a crime, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, crime, investigation, police investigation, murder, heist, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, coma, cold case, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, life is a bitch, murder, danger, gays and lesbians, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, social relations, fighting the system, crimes, interracial relations, college life, society, rebellion, journalism, investigation, minority ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont, usa, new england, campus, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 567
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: realistic, serious
Plot: murder, legal, false accusation, police corruption, rebellion, courtroom drama, society, injustice, fighting the system, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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