Movies like Black and White 2002

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Black and White
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: dedicated lawyer, prison, hotshot lawyer, crime, courtroom, fighting the system, legal action, legal investigation, interracial relations, courtroom drama, false accusation, racism, murder, price of justice, prison life, who done it, injustice, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, society, social differences, confined, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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The Murder of Mary Phagan
Crime, Drama, History
USA
251 min.
 7.4
Judgment at Nuremberg
Drama, War
USA
186 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and thought provoking films with plots about courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty and courtroom mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Black and White: Blind Faith (1998), Citizen Verdict (2003), Color of Justice (1997), Deadlocked (2000), Crime of the Century (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami
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: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, prison, legal action, terrorism, legal investigation, trial, terrorist, lawyer, professor, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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Blind Faith
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: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, investigation, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, murder, interracial relations, courtroom drama, false accusation, police corruption, racism ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
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Citizen Verdict
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, cynical, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, tv show, false accusation, media satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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Color of Justice
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, crime, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, vengeance, murder, interracial relations, racism, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Deadlocked
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, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
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Crime of the Century
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: dedicated lawyer, crime, prison, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, kidnapping, false accusation, missing person, murder, prison life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
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The Exonerated
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: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, crime, hotshot lawyer, journalism, legal action, human spirit, false accusation, courtroom drama, racism, death row, prison life ...
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The Murder of Mary Phagan
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
Story: The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1987 two-part TV miniseries made by Orion Pictures Corporation and distributed by National Broadcasting Company (NBC), is a dramatization of the story of Leo Frank, a factory manager charged and convicted with murdering ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense ...
Plot: factory, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, journalism, legal action, legal investigation, anti semitism, uncover truth, death row, false accusation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1910s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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System:   66%
    User:   60%
 
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Mistrial
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, rough, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, hostages, crime, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, death row, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   63%
    User:   52%
 
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story
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, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: legal action, crime, death row, false accusation, courtroom, prison, racism, wrongfully committed, fighting the system, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   70%
 
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Zoot Suit
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: dedicated lawyer, jazz, gang, prison, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, uncover truth, mexican american, human spirit, interracial relations, murder ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   61%
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Separate But Equal
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal action, school, legal investigation, idealism, interracial relations, racism, racial segregation, civil rights, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
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System:   60%
    User:   60%
 
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Open Doors
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: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, strong sexual content, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, death row, false accusation, murder, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
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    User:   66%
 
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Adam's Woman
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, crime, courtroom drama, death row, beach, frame up, prison, prison life, confined, hotshot lawyer, starting over, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england, europe
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Judgment
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Helen Hannah, the Christian leader of "Apocalypse" "Revelation" and "Tribulation" is being put on trial in the One Nation Earth Court of Justice. Mitch Kendrick is a lawyer assigned to defend her, and Victoria Thorne, ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, legal action, crime, legal investigation, apocalypse, corporate crimes, bible, courtroom drama, religions or cults, injustice ...
Time: future
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Execution of Justice
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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, gays and lesbians, against the rules, army investigation, prison, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Word of Honor
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, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crime, hospital, soldier, army investigation, courtroom, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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    User:   54%
 
Trial and Error
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: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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Witness for the Prosecution
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: talky, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, mystery, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, courtroom drama, false accusation, price of justice ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
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A Lesson Before Dying
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: emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison, politics, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, school, urban ghetto, human spirit, redemption, interracial relations, death row, teachers and students, false accusation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace
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: crime, courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, prison, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, wrongfully committed, crimes ...
Time: 80s
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System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
A Cry in the Dark
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
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: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, investigation, tragedy, prejudice, justice, dedicated lawyer, australian, camp, guilt, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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System:   46%
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Shark
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Notorious Los Angeles defense attorney Sebastian Stark becomes disillusioned with his career after his successful defense of a wife-abuser results in the wife's death. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, office, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, mystery, legal action, who done it, righting the wronged, prosecutor, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
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Jump!
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: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal action, courtroom drama, idealism, racism, discrimination, photographer, false accusation, injustice, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
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System:   42%
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The Warrior Class
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, crime, criminal's revenge, dedicated lawyer, gangsters, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, addiction, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
Chasing Freedom
Genre: Drama
Country: 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: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, mental institution, immigrants, legal action, terrorism, idealism, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, political corruption, injustice, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001
Place: new york, afghanistan, bangladesh, pakistan
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System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
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Brilliant Lies
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion Lee, Susy comments that the trauma experienced should ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, protagonist as suspect, legal action, manipulations, mind game, feminism, uncover truth, sexual abuse, boss and employee, sexual relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker
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, dedicated lawyer, soldier, army investigation, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom, interracial relations, courtroom drama, discrimination, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
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System:   39%
    User:   34%
 

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From the Hip
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of ...
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Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, california
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The Accused
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, justice, court, betrayal, violence, guilt, investigation, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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System:   38%
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