Movies like When Every Day Was the Fourth of July

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When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978)
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When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A little girl convinces her attorney father to defend a mute war veteran accused of murdering a store owner.
Plot: war hero, lawyer, con artists, court, mute, war veteran, murder, anger, false accusation, handyman
Time: 1930s, year 1937

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Most similar movies to When Every Day Was the Fourth of July

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, court, trial, courtroom, lawyer, false accusation and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like When Every Day Was the Fourth of July: Blood & Orchids (1986), St. John in Exile (1986), If Looks Could Kill (1996), The Letter (1982), A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blood & Orchids (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might be blamed, because she was white, but do so anyway. ...
Plot: court, false accusation, trial, interracial relations
Time: year 1937, 1930s
Place: hawaii
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95%
St. John in Exile (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dean Jones is Saint John in this intimate, inspiring one-man presentation of John in exile on Patmos. Full of humor, strong in spirit, and resolutely committed to Christ, John shares his account of the events that changed the course of human ...
Style: one man show
Plot: filmed play, exile, old man, one-man show, evangelist, christian, live audience, christianity, apostle
Time: 1st century
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If Looks Could Kill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The true story of John Hawkins as featured on America's Most Wanted.
Plot: murder, con artists, male homosexuality, true crime, insurance fraud, scam, bisexual, insurance, homosexual, homosexuality
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: blackmail, murder, deception, infidelity, trial, marriage, court
Place: malaysia
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, murder, small town, life is a bitch, society, courtroom, social relations, profanity, crimes, legal, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Padikkadavan (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Overview Coming Soon...
Plot: court, murder, marriage, trial, taxi driver, framed for murder, lawyer, taxi, mistreatment, judge, half brother half brother relationship, long lost brother ...
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Only God Can Judge Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Film from Tody Walker
Plot: court, redemption, murder, jury, prison, trial, courtroom
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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41%
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Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sequel to "A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story" in which Betty Broderick is on trial for the murder of her ex-husband and his new wife.
Plot: true crime, divorce, courtroom, lawyer, revenge, murder
Place: san diego california
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Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: court, rape, teenager, murder, rape accusation
Place: canada
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39%
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, police investigation, manipulation, crimes of passion, couples, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, small town life, vengeance, false accusation, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ika-11 Utos Mahalin Mo Asawa Mo (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: This film is about domestic violence.
Plot: female director, violence against women, court, self defense, legal action, lawyer, musician, judge, psychologist, murder, flashback, band ...
Place: the philippines
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36%
Resurrection Trial (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: His job: Silence the Christians once and for all. His method: Prove the resurrection never happened. Can your faith stand up to The Prosecutor?
Style: christian film
Plot: christian propaganda, court, doubt, faith, lawyer, christianity, testimony, atheism, trial, courtroom, prosecutor, religion
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35%
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Mudhoney (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this Depression-era tale, Calef is traveling from Michigan to California and stops in Spooner, Missouri, where Lute hires him for odd jobs. Calef gets involved with Lute's niece, Hannah. But she is married to Sidney, a wife-beating drunk who ...
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, prohibition era, great depression, good versus evil, skinny dipping, mute, drowning, breasts, female nudity, white trash, wife beater, bathtub ...
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34%
Laws of Deception (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A law student is seduced by a beautiful woman he doesn't know, and after a one night stand with her, his roommate warns him to be careful because he suspects she may have other motives. Years later, she returns and hires him as her lawyer to ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: murder, lawyer, legal action, witnessing a crime, investigation, crimes, obsessive quest, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
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Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: murder, police, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, male nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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A Death of Innocence (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A mother travels to New York to see her daughter who is awaiting trial for murder. The mother is totally convinced of her daughter's innocence and does all she can to help her. As the trial progresses however, the mother begins to have doubts.
Plot: mother, daughter, mother daughter relationship, footprint, court, murder, trial
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32%
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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, professor, court, trial, terrorist, rebellion, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Killing Yard (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lawyers must defend a prisoner accused of murdering two of his inmates during the Attica prison riots in 1971.
Plot: female director, false accusation, helicopter, prison, courtroom, murder, massacre, political corruption, prison riot
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Looking for Angelina (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Looking for Angelina is based on one of the most important murder trials in Canada. Angelina Napolitano murdered her husband with an axe and was sentenced to be executed...
Plot: canadian, courtroom, courtroom drama, trial, murder, legal action, murderer, court
Place: canada, ontario canada
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A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, court, small town, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, price of justice, corporate crimes, reach out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, new york, washington d.c., massachusetts, new jersey
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Burning Shadow (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie, a down-on-his-luck loner, crosses paths with a blind homeless man who is his exact double. Perplexed and intrigued by the discovery, Charlie invites the man into his life.
Plot: waiter, war veteran, drug dealer, homeless man, striptease, prostitute, murder, blind man, bar, veteran, bartender, doppelganger
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Madame X (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman married to a wealthy socialite, is compromised by the accidental death of a man who had been romantically pursuing her, and is forced by her mother-in-law to assume a new identity to save the reputation of her husband and infant son. She ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: murder, courtroom, infidelity, prostitute, life is a bitch, politics, dishonesty, crime, love and romance, legal, crimes, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, swiss alps, connecticut ...
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29%
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What Happened to Bobby Earl? (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rose Earl is proud as a peacock when Bobby, her eldest, whom she raised, like his kid brother Michael, to become moral men an model citizens, is the first member of the modest family ever to get accepted at college. It will take a while till she ...
Plot: uzi, trial, murder, fraternity, insurance fraud, burglary, missing person, brother brother relationship, college, arson, suit and tie, caucasian ...
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29%
Fun and Games (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carol Hefferman is an ambitious factory worker looking for promotion to an office job, but when she turns down her boss's lecherous advances he stands in her way. Could a chance meeting with a company lawyer help her out?
Plot: office, lawyer, promotion, sexual harassment, factory, sexism, waitress
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29%
Free, White and 21 (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A motel owner in Texas is accused of raping a civil-rights worker from Sweden.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: interracial relations, courtroom, civil rights, rape, racist, jury, court, cross cultural relations, african american, clock, hotel, lawyer ...
Place: texas
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29%
My Sweet Charlie (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up, abandoned house and realize they both need each other in order to survive.
Style: suspense
Plot: interracial romance, unwed pregnancy, friendship, escape, pregnant woman, miscarriage of justice, lighthouse, interracial friendship, southerner, false accusation, lawyer, pregnant ...
Place: texas
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28%
The Perfect Mother (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' lives. Simpleton Dan is happy to sire the crucial heir ...
Plot: divorce, murder, brother brother relationship, marriage as hell, child custody, in laws, mother in law, false identity, court, loyalty, trial, abuse ...
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28%
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: witty, clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, deadly, hotshot lawyer, mute or deaf, aging, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england
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28%
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, suspenseful
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, custody, haunted by the past, family relations, courtroom, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, teenage daughter, marriage, trial ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
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