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: lawyer, youth, war hero, con artists, murder, court, anger, war veteran, mute, false accusation, handyman
Time: year 1937, 1930s

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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 realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about murder, court, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, crimes and dishonesty mostly in Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like When Every Day Was the Fourth of July: Blood & Orchids (1986), St. John in Exile (1986), A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999), Padikkadavan (1985), Free, White and 21 (1963). 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: interracial relations, court, false accusation
Time: 1930s, year 1937
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: christian, old man, exile, apostle, christianity, one-man show, evangelist, filmed play, one location, live audience
Time: 1st century
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: false accusation, small town, racism, murder, courtroom drama, price of justice, small town life, crimes, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
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47%
Ika-11 Utos Mahalin Mo Asawa Mo (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: This film is about domestic violence.
Plot: legal action, lawyer, flashback, judge, battered wife, court, psychologist, murder, self defense, musician, violence against women, band ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Padikkadavan (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Overview Coming Soon...
Style: cult film
Plot: brother brother reunion, taxi driver, court, framed for murder, mistreatment, taxi, lawyer, judge, marriage, murder, half brother half brother relationship, long lost brother ...
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42%
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: racist, rape, civil rights, jury, courtroom, interracial relations, hotel, african american, false accusation, criminal, businessman, exploitation ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Only God Can Judge Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Film from Tody Walker
Plot: jury, redemption, murder, courtroom, prison, court
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A Death in California (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Story: A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with a psychotic businessman who murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her which leads to a bizarre trial.
Plot: lawyer, socialite, sociopath, murder, rape, court
Place: beverly hills
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40%
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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, infidelity, deception, marriage, court
Place: malaysia
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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: lifetime, true crime, murder, divorce, lawyer, courtroom, revenge
Place: san diego california
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The Verdict (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, mother love, rape, blackmail, death sentence, nudity (full frontal - brief), court, mother, kidnapping, male nudity, female nudity ...
Place: lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Seduced (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cybill Shephard stars as Vicky, a woman married to a rich old man, who has one foot in the grave. Gregory Harrison plays Mike Riordon a district attorney, who is young, handsome and living at home with his Irish mom for the most. Vicky's ...
Plot: mogul, court, legal action, lawyer, murder, burglar, seduction, district attorney, bikini
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Jazzman's Blues (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of forbidden love and family drama unravels 40 years of secrets and lies against a soundtrack of juke joint blues in the Deep South.
Plot: murder, forbidden love, post war, love, mama's boy, 17 year old, fatherhood, death of father, secret, singer, parents, lynching ...
Time: 1940s, year 1937, 80s, 1930s, year 1987
Place: georgia, chicago illinois
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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: faith, courtroom, prosecutor, doubt, christianity, religion, atheism, testimony, christian propaganda, court, lawyer
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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: daughter, mother, mother daughter relationship, court, murder, footprint
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, talky, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, legal investigation, lawyer, court, hotshot lawyer, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, gays and lesbians, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
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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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: self defense, murder, lawyer, serial killer, manipulation, couples, crimes of passion, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, law enforcement, betrayal, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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34%
Stranger in Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 13-year-old boy, whose single mother moved her family from the big city to a small town, begins to suspect that a stranger who befriends his family is not who he initially appears to be. Harry Hamlin, Graham Green, Rebecca Jenkins and Trevor ...
Plot: youth, drugs, small town, murder, frame up, teenager, carpenter, boy, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, professor, terrorist, court, terrorism, legal, power relations, injustice, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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32%
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, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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32%
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Callie & Son (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: lawyer, husband wife relationship, execution, hospital, incest overtones, wrongful conviction, revenge, murder, prison, waitress, politician, adoption ...
Place: texas
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Subwave (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: College swimmer Chad Billingsley is his middle class family's pride and joy. After a moody phase of scared denial, he owns up to father, attorney Roger, that Rosalie Frank, the provocatively dressed waitress who attended his frat's last ...
Plot: family crisis, rape, fire, son, abuse, regret, statutory rape, court, dormitory, party, father son relationship, lawyer ...
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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: serial killer, murder, gay, con artists, insurance fraud, true crime, male homosexuality, homosexual, scam, bisexual, insurance, homosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Untamed Love (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A badly abused girl of 6 is saved from having to be admitted to an institution by a dedicated Special Education teacher whose class she's been placed in until there is an opening in the hospital. In that time they form a strong bond and the ...
Plot: abuse, children, child abuse, youth, depression, psychological abuse, neglected child, courtroom, physical abuse, anger, father daughter relationship, disturbed child ...
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32%
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
Plot: rape, court, murder, rape accusation, teenager
Place: canada
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30%
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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: captivating, rough, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, gangsters, italian mafia, intrigue, immigrants, mafia, lynching, injustice, courtroom, righting the wronged, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
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30%
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: prison, massacre, murder, courtroom, helicopter, false accusation, political corruption, prison riot, female director
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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, black man white woman relationship, friendship, lawyer, racial tension, illegitimacy, pregnancy, african american, self defense, lighthouse, false accusation, false accusation of murder ...
Place: texas
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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: surreal, cult film
Plot: sexploitation, erotica, murder, fetish, great depression, prohibition era, good versus evil, female nudity, mute, alcoholic, sex, lynch mob ...
Time: 1930s
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30%
Breaking the Silence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Defending a teen charged with patricide drudges up dark memories for a lawyer.
Plot: patricide, lawyer, flashback, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, incest, courtroom, abuse, child abuse, teenage boy, physical abuse, childhood memory ...
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