Movies like Black and White

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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: hotshot lawyer, courtroom, racism, crimes, dedicated lawyer, prison, crime, fighting the system, legal action, legal investigation, interracial relations, courtroom drama, false accusation, murder, price of justice, prison life, who done it, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, society, social differences, confined, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia

Most similar movies to Black and White

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, legal, courtroom drama, courtroom, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer and society 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, racism, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, courtroom, legal action, legal investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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95%
 7.4
 562
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, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, african american, gay son, investigation, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: terrorist, lawyer, professor, trial, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, prison, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 394
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, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, journalism, legal action, human spirit, courtroom drama, death row, prison life ...
⇓ 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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, tv show, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, courtroom, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 144
Adam's Woman (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, 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: legal action, wife husband relationship, australian outback, convict, crime, courtroom drama, death row, beach, frame up, prison, prison life, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, legal action, death row, crime, courtroom, false accusation, racism, wrongfully committed, fighting the system, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 118K
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: suspense, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, rape, small town, legal action, court, lawyer, trial, injustice, punishment, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: courtroom drama, kidnapping, crime, dedicated lawyer, prison, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, missing person, murder, prison life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, suspenseful, talky, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, legal investigation, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, mystery, court, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, frame up, prison, crime, dedicated lawyer, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, murder, price of justice, courtroom, dishonesty, legal, society, courtroom drama, small town life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 486
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crime, soldier, hospital, courtroom, army investigation, legal investigation, uncover truth, false accusation ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 498
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal action, dedicated lawyer, mathematics, life is a bitch, injustice, courtroom, uncover truth, rivalry, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, criminal's revenge, crime, dedicated lawyer, gangsters, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, addiction, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, dedicated lawyer, soldier, army investigation, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, discrimination, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 875
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, politics, crimes, dishonesty, courtroom, crime, law enforcement, legal, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.0
 316
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, hostages, hotshot lawyer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 689
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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, strong sexual content, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, death row, false accusation, murder, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 525
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hostages, hotshot lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, death row, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 941
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: mexican american, murder, racism, dedicated lawyer, jazz, prison, gang, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, uncover truth, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, hotshot lawyer, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.5
 262
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: rough, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, african american, fighting the system, rebelliousness, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, rebellion, against the rules, price of justice, injustice ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 3K
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: serious, clever, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, social differences, human nature, court, false accusation, injustice, legal, society, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, sincere
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, investigation, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 433
The Incident (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the town's only doctor (Barnard Hughes) dies while at ...
Style: serious, talky, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal action, war, moral dilemma, prison, against humanity, legal, society, friendship, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Andersonville Trial (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: american civil war, courtroom, prison, military, army investigation, legal investigation, captivity, prison life, injustice, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: racism, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, discrimination, false accusation, injustice, fighting the system, americana, legal, society, life is a bitch, golden years ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: talky, clever, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, dedicated lawyer, school, hotshot lawyer, journalism, legal action, idealism, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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