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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, lawyer, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes and courtroom 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), Evidam Swargamanu (2009), 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: trial, interracial relations, false accusation
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: hawaii
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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, old man, exile, one-man show, apostle, evangelist, live audience, christianity, christian
Time: 1st century
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89%
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, insurance fraud, male homosexuality, true crime, insurance, bisexual, scam, homosexual, homosexuality
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87%
Evidam Swargamanu (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 'Ividam Swargamanu' concerns the story of a hard-working farmer known as Mathews and his fight against a land mafia which tries to take over his farmland
Plot: farmer, lawyer, court, corruption, cattle, farm, malayalam
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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, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, murder, small town, false accusation, society, small town life, dishonesty, price of justice, social relations, courtroom drama, profanity, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Padikkadavan (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Overview Coming Soon...
Plot: lawyer, murder, judge, trial, framed for murder, taxi, taxi driver, long lost brother, half brother half brother relationship, mistreatment, court, marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, courtroom, divorce, 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: rape, court, teenager, murder, rape accusation
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Ika-11 Utos Mahalin Mo Asawa Mo (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: This film is about domestic violence.
Plot: female director, band, musician, court, flashback, battered wife, legal action, violence against women, psychologist, self defense, lawyer, judge ...
Place: the philippines
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48%
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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, great depression, prohibition era, countryside, woman drowned, erotica, sex, lynch mob, skinny dipping, poverty, bathtub, mute ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, lawyer, witnessing a crime, legal action, hotshot lawyer, dangerous attraction, obsessive quest, protagonist as suspect, deadly, couples, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: police, murder, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, male nudity, male full rear nudity, simulated blow job, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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44%
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, prison riot, helicopter, false accusation, massacre, courtroom, murder, prison, political corruption
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: homeless man, striptease, blind man, bar, doppelganger, prostitute, waiter, bartender, war veteran, veteran, drug dealer, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, deception, infidelity, marriage, trial
Place: malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, self defense, police investigation, dishonesty, couples, law enforcement, crimes of passion, who done it, school, rivalry, manipulation, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, factory, waitress, sexual harassment, sexism
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: mind bending, serious, contemplative, realistic, witty ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, legal investigation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, crimes, legal action, mystery, couple relations, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, escape, false accusation of murder, interracial friendship, false accusation, pregnancy, miscarriage of justice, platonic, friendship, southerner, lighthouse, racism ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The New Interns (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: hospital, rape, lovers, married couple, injury, doctor, mental illness, nurse, marriage, social worker, stretcher, operating room ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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35%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: racism, murder, self defense, family relations, faith, false accusation, family life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, christmas, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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34%
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Rosario (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rosario and Carlos, husbands, are part of a theater company. In a scene of jealousy, she should shoot and kill him. Carlos has had an affair with Zulma, another acriz of the company. On opening day, in the final scene, Rosario accidentally kills her ...
Plot: affair, false accusation, priest, sacrifice, prison sentence, adoption, murder, theater
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Execution (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: terror, survivor, post world war two, secret, world war two, doctor, holocaust, concentration camp, murder, revenge, torture, execution ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, church, society, estrangement, religions or cults, mormon, uncover truth, on the run, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, physical abuse, childhood trauma, lawyer, murder, flashback, incest, haunted by the past, child abuse, son murders father, male female relationship, courtroom ...
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33%
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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: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, law firm, leukemia, uncover truth, legal investigation, legal, price of justice, reach out, corporate crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, washington d.c., new york, new jersey
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32%
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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, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, power relations, prison life, murder, false accusation, sexual abuse, fighting the system, going straight, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
American Born (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who is obsessed with gangster movies believes himself to be a real gangster after his father is murdered.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, tommy gun, mafia, teenager, deadly, vengeance, obsession, crime, unlikely criminals, gangsters, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
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31%
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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: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, infidelity, false accusation, life is a bitch, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, crime, manipulations, cons and scams, on the run ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, switzerland, swiss alps ...
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30%
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