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: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, fighting the system, injustice, legal investigation, social differences, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, confined, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal, murder, prison, prison life, dishonesty, aborigine, forced confession, courtroom, prejudice, legal action ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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, thought provoking and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, courtroom drama, society, legal, dishonesty, false accusation and injustice mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Black and White: The Exonerated (2005), Citizen Verdict (2003), Blind Faith (1998), Color of Justice (1997), Black August (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, courtroom drama, injustice, human spirit, fighting the system, confined, life is a bitch, hopes, prison life, legal, society ...
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95%
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: disturbing, serious, bleak, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: tv show, courtroom drama, legal investigation, crimes, dishonesty, jury, false accusation, rebellion, society, media, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, tense ...
Plot: prison, uncover truth, false accusation, fighting the system, confined, courtroom drama, prison life, dishonesty, racism, legal action, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 577
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, law enforcement, dishonesty, opposites attract, interracial relations, uncover truth, siblings relations, legal investigation, legal action, kids in trouble, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, rough, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, racism, crime, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, vigilantism, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: terrorism, professor, trial, terrorist, lawyer, dishonesty, law enforcement, politics, prison, false accusation, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 268
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, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: prison, racism, fighting the system, confined, rebellion, against the rules, prison life, life is a bitch, militant, injustice, society, rebelliousness ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Omar Killed Me (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, prison, courtroom, false accusation, amateur detective, social misfits, fighting the system, legal, injustice, rebellion, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1994, 1990s
Place: france, french riviera, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, who done it, legal action, uncover truth, legal, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal investigation, prison life, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 551
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, serious, bleak, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, injustice, discrimination, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, state affairs, legal action, power relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 578
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, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, injustice, murder, crimes, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, law enforcement, false accusation, police corruption, legal, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: injustice, prison life, rivalry, beach, crimes, confined, hotshot lawyer, heroes, crime, life is a bitch, murder, prison ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 125K
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: serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, injustice, small town, rape, legal action, court, revenge, trial, punishment, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, rebellion, fighting the system, society, injustice, courtroom drama, corporate crimes, religions or cults, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, uncover truth, army investigation, interracial relations, legal action, legal investigation, rebellion, society, discrimination, injustice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 325
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, hostages, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, dishonesty, price of justice, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 539
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, realistic, thought provoking, serious, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, injustice, legal action, rivalry, society, courtroom, uncover truth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.7
 1K
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: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: racism, murder, mexican american, prison, legal, jazz, courtroom drama, injustice, society, rebellion, confined, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 380
Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, power relations, prison life, false accusation, sexual abuse, murder, confined, fighting the system, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: rough, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, testimony, injustice, racism, courtroom drama, urban ghetto, legal, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, life is a bitch, single mother, racial issues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 1K
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, disturbing, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, dishonesty, interracial relations, racism, injustice, discrimination, jury, legal, courtroom drama, society, journalism, fighting the system ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, small town, murder, dishonesty, small town life, legal, courtroom, profanity, courtroom drama, society, price of justice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 501
Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: church, social decay, legal investigation, clergy, courtroom drama, crimes, fighting the system, sexual harassment, society, sexual abuse, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, usa, boston, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, introspection, society, injustice, discrimination, small town, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 961
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, bleak, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, crimes, state affairs, crime, life is a bitch, politics, false accusation, immigrants, dishonesty, law enforcement, righting the wronged, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 468
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social decay, social differences, fighting the system, investigation, society, injustice, murder, crimes, human spirit, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 572
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: captivating, disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: heroes, hopes, state affairs, dishonesty, law enforcement, politics, righting the wronged, false accusation, investigation, military, rivalry, legal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 498
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, courtroom drama, police corruption, legal, hospital, murder, army investigation, wartime life, courtroom, military life, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%