Movies like Black and White 2002

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Black and White (2002)
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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 Appeal established in the country, and with a legal system compromised by intimidation tactics and the stain of institutional racism, the skills of his two gifted but naive defense lawyers are put to the test. Based on a true story.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, courtroom, illiteracy, crimes, hotshot lawyer, prison, confined, fighting the system, legal action, prison life, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, legal investigation, interracial relations, rebellion, legal, murder, social differences, society, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, price of justice ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, false accusation, courtroom and dedicated lawyer mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Black and White: Color of Justice (1997), Blind Faith (1998), The Exonerated (2005), Citizen Verdict (2003), Adam's Woman (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, racism, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, injustice, society, politics, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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95%
 7.3
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, interracial relations, legal investigation, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, hotshot lawyer, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, lawyer, professor, trial, fighting the system, deadly, rebellion, injustice, false accusation, legal, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 401
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, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, crime, confined, legal action, isolation, society, prison life, courtroom drama, rebellion, injustice, legal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: biting, realistic, thought provoking, cynical, clever ...
Plot: tv show, courtroom drama, legal investigation, state affairs, uncover truth, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, crime, celebrity culture, media satire, criminal heroes, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 147
Adam's Woman (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years in a convict settlement in Australia.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, wrongfully committed, heroes, destructive relationship, hotshot lawyer, legal action, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, crime, rivalry, prison life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, serious, tense ...
Plot: prison, wrongfully committed, confined, legal action, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crime, courtroom drama, prison life, society, dedicated lawyer, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, revenge, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Crime of the Century (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, crimes, crime, babies and infants, legal investigation, confined, legal action, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 548
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: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, law enforcement, murder, injustice, legal investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Leonard Vole, an unemployed man who is accused of ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, infidelity, legal, false accusation, power relations, soldier, dishonesty, love triangle, unemployment ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, frame up, false accusation, dishonesty, prison, injustice, power relations, righting the wronged, legal, rivalry, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: racism, false accusation, murder, small town, legal, courtroom, small town life, dishonesty, courtroom drama, society, social relations, price of justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, courtroom drama, uncover truth, army investigation, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, rebellion, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, wartime life, crimes, heroes ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) is given the case of defending Herbert Fowle (Attenborough) who is accused of murdering his wife (Beryl Reid). Despite Fowle's insistence of guilt, Moregenhall ...
Style: witty, cynical, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, rebellion, injustice, power relations, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, introspection, human nature, society, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
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: courtroom, legal action, heroes, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, crimes, confined, deadly, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, military life, power relations, false accusation, legal, soldier, rivalry, military, society, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 915
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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, life is a bitch, vengeance, courtroom, police corruption, false accusation, legal, crime, immigrants, crimes, state affairs, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 965
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, stylized, serious, captivating, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: racism, murder, mexican american, society, prison life, courtroom drama, false accusation, legal, hopes, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, life sentence ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 519
Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, legal investigation, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal action, injustice, courtroom, uncover truth, rivalry, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, legal action, corporate crimes, crimes, hotshot lawyer, addiction, danger, drug abuse, rivalry, hitman, courtroom drama, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, military, false accusation, legal, courtroom drama, investigation, deadly, private detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, racism, against the rules, confined, solitary, fighting the system, militant, price of justice, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, prison life, society ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 709
Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, crimes, crime, state affairs, rivalry, scapegoat, society, politics, obsession, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, sincere, captivating, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, uncover truth, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, investigation, dishonesty, false accusation, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
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Court (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the ...
Style: clever, serious, sincere, realistic, biting ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, social differences, rich and poor, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, legal, power relations, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 1K
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: realistic, psychological, serious, sincere
Plot: espionage, state affairs, uncover truth, betrayal, politics, racism, injustice, undercover, false accusation, legal, vietnam war, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, vietnam, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 541
Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 102 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: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, photographer, artists and showbiz, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, corrupted ruler, legal action, crimes, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, self defense, protagonist as suspect, who done it, life is a bitch, love affair, manipulations, crime, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%