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The Exonerated (2005)
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, confined, prison life, life is a bitch, rebellion, hopes, legal, society, courtroom, journalism, death row, hotshot lawyer, death sentence, crimes, friends, legal action, media, isolation, dedicated lawyer, wrongful conviction ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, society, legal, injustice, courtroom drama, dishonesty and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Exonerated: Black and White (2002), Heavens Fall (2006), Through the Valley (2008), Inherit the Wind (1999), Blind Faith (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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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: 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
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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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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, legal, court, professor, lawyer, terrorist, injustice, power relations, courtroom drama, prison life, prison, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, injustice, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, going straight, frame up, redemption, hopes, legal, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, media, fighting the system, legal, society, legal action, hopes, journalism ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america
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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: murder, crimes, legal investigation, legal action, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, investigation, legal, opposites attract, hotshot lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
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The Attorney (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, against the odds, courtroom drama, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, legal action, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, legal, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, korea, south korea
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, injustice, militant, rebelliousness, price of justice ...
Place: california, usa
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50%
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Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, death row, prison life, confined, pardon, society, legal, life is a bitch, injustice, legal action, law enforcement, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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49%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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49%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, investigation, fighting the system, african american, injustice, human spirit, murder, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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48%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: racism, fighting the system, interracial relations, rebellion, life is a bitch, injustice, discrimination, parents and children, americana, teenage life, hopes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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48%
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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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: politics, racism, interracial relations, false accusation, prison, aunt, redemption, death row, legal, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
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47%
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, military life, legal, soldier, rivalry, uncover truth, army investigation ...
Time: 90s
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Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, fighting the system, rebellion, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
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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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45%
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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: serious, sentimental, rough, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, testimony, racism, injustice, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, legal, urban ghetto, single mother, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, crimes, society, dishonesty, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, bounty hunter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, disturbing, touching, serious ...
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, politics, terrorism, hotshot lawyer, hopes, legal, idealism, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, year 2001, year 2000
Place: afghanistan, new york, pakistan, bangladesh
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42%
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: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, racism, interracial relations, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, graphic violence, vigilantism, vengeance, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, uncover truth, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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42%
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Zoot Suit (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: racism, murder, interracial relations, frame up, false accusation, prison, courtroom drama, human spirit, uncover truth, prison life, jazz, crimes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
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41%
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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40%
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: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: price of justice, against the odds, rebellion, fighting the system, working class, racism, human nature, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, ambition, legal ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
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40%
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Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, injustice, murder, false accusation, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Snap Decision (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One mother must fight back to prove her innocence or lose her children.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, courtroom drama, custody, parents and children, injustice, family relations, righting the wronged, single parent, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional
Plot: racism, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, parents and children, human spirit, idealism, discrimination, political unrest, family life, life is a bitch, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, discrimination, false accusation, injustice, confined, legal, corrupted ruler ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
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