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The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)
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The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murderer, murder trial, prison, assassin, murder investigation, court, trial, courtroom, maid, doctor, female protagonist, judge, pigeon, father daughter relationship, murder, funeral, crime and punishment, jail, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, injection, female killer, hysterical woman, discovering a dead body, identification, coffin ...
Time: 19th century, year 1983, 1890s
Place: massachusetts

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about murder, court, trial, courtroom, lawyer, death and judge mostly in Drama, History and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Legend of Lizzie Borden: Mary White (1977), Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014), Some Mother's Son (1996), Lizzie (2018), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mary White (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this heart-warming true story of a loving father-daughter relationship, William Allen White (Ed Flanders) reflects on the last year he spent with his daughter Mary (Kathleen Beller
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: parents and children, family relations, love and romance, journalism, accident, horse riding, horse, death, female protagonist, father daughter relationship
Time: 70s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: kansas
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Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lizzie Borden Took An Ax chronicles the scandal and enduring mystery surrounding Lizzie Borden, who was tried in 1892 for axing her parents to death. As the case rages on, the courtroom proceedings fuel an enormous amount of sensationalized stories ...
Style: psychological thriller, realistic, serious, stylized, slasher ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, family relations, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, courtroom, axe murder, father daughter relationship, strong female presence, acquittal ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, massachusetts
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88%
Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, struggle, strike, terrorist, human spirit, british, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, vatican, northern ireland, england
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88%
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Lizzie (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman goes on a notorious ax-murdering rampage in Massachusetts at the turn of the century.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: lesbian romance, father daughter relationship, last will and testament, lesbian sex, murder trial, chambermaid, friendship, employer employee relationship, hiding place, promise, lawyer, jury ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: massachusetts, new england
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82%
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious, political thriller ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, justice, life is a bitch, injustice, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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Demimonde (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of three women - a famous prostitute, her housekeeper and their new maid - living in Budapest of 1910s, whose passionate, bizarre and complex relationship can only lead to one thing: murder.
Plot: prostitute, maid, housekeeper, courtesan, murder, female protagonist, lesbianism
Time: 1910s
Place: budapest, central europe, budapest hungary
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62%
Zlo?in v Poln? (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
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Story: An exciting drama from a detective history. In 1899 a dead girl - seamstress Anežka Hrůzová - was found between the village of Věžnička and the town of Polná. She was 19 and she had a cutting wound on the throat. There was no sexual violence ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, suspense, serious
Plot: murder, murder investigation, courtroom drama, trial, false accusation, court, conspiracy theory, husband wife relationship, true crime, murder suspect, lawyer, judge ...
Time: 1910s
Place: czech republic, central europe
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59%
The Mountain of the Lord (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Recounts the 40-year history of building the Salt Lake Temple, shown as if recounted by Wilford Woodruff to a young reporter. It portrays the pioneers' dedication to temple worship.
Plot: temple, mormon, building, mormonism, prayer, reporter, diary, construction, interview, architect, religion, latter day saints ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s, 1850s, 1890s ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
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57%
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, touching, tense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, jail, husband wife relationship, strong female character, prisoner, trial, court, european history, courtroom, strong female lead, lawyer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia
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55%
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True Story (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, crimes, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, oregon, montana, mexico
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54%
Murder in Peyton Place (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former resident of the town of Peyton Place, now wealthy and powerful, secretly returns to the town and sets in motion a spate of killings designed as revenge for past wrongs.
Plot: courtroom, secret, murder, pay phone, penthouse, dog, flashback, falling from height, car accident
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53%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, court, trial, boarding house, death sentence, legal, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
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52%
Inherit the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: talky, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, evolution, social relations, religions or cults, legal, rebellion, rivalry, courtroom drama, small town life, idealism, small town, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: tennessee, usa
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52%
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Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, trial, murder, hypnosis, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montreal, quebec, canada, montreal quebec, israel
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Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, obsession, hypnosis, seduction, sexual content, one on one, hysteria, power relations, mentally unstable, epilepsy, teenage girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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46%
The Staircase Murders (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After he calls 911 to report his wife's accident, successful novelist and aspiring politician Michael Peterson (Williams) becomes the prime suspect in her alleged murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating
Plot: investigation, trial, police, murder, husband wife relationship, murder trial, secret past, lawyer, father daughter estrangement, loss of mother, jury, court ...
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46%
The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This is the story of the doctor whose farm John Wilkes Booth went to after assassinating Abraham Lincoln
Plot: injustice, assassin, doctor, hard labor, civil war, fake beard, escape attempt, murder, trial, broken leg, death, scapegoat ...
Time: 1860s, year 1865
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44%
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Kaspar Hauser (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Germany, Austria, Sweden
Duration: 139 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, royal family, kidnapping, captivity, political intrigue, conspiracy, dishonesty, rivalry, heroes, intrigue, confined, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bavaria, germany, berlin germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, death in the family, missing child, courtroom drama, deadly, life is a bitch, journalism, crime, legal, crimes, folk hero ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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The Trial (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, legal, crimes, introspection, haunted by the past, dedicated lawyer, dealing with death, capital punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, north carolina
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41%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: court, trial, courtroom drama, investigation, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, murder, obsession, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
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8 (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "8"—a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar)—demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. A one time show was done live on ...
Style: factual
Plot: court, lgbtq, gay marriage, gay, trial, marriage, play, gay rights, equality, suspect, gay interest, judge ...
Place: california
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I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Successful businessman Charles Kruschen (Donald Pilon) is accused of bludgeoning to death his beautiful but manipulative model wife Magdalene (Elke Sommer). As the trial draws to a close, Charles reflects on the events leading up to the terrible ...
Plot: greed, adultery, millionaire, courtroom, hit by a car, passion, murder, model, murder suspect, kiss, murder of wife, shooting ...
Place: hungary, canada
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39%
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Giant (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having fought in the First Carlist War, Martin returns to his family farm in Gipuzkoa only to find that his younger brother, Joaquín, towers over him in height. Convinced that everyone will want to pay to see the tallest man on Earth, the siblings ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, disturbing ...
Plot: giant, older brother, father son relationship, death of brother, death, loss of father, tall man, death of father, brother brother relationship, loss of brother, burglar, little brother ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: basque country
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: expedition, survival, wilderness, river, friendship, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, danger, exploration, mountain ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, crimea, cairo egypt, london, brazil ...
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39%
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, witch hunt, danger, society, courtroom drama, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, dishonesty, society, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, politics, legal, crimes, righting the wronged, courtroom ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
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37%
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Melbourne, 1886. Two gentlemen climb into a hansom cab late one murky night. One man climbs out, the other travels on to St Kilda. On arrival, the driver finds the second man dead; murdered. The ‘high-society’ killing sends shockwaves through ...
Plot: murder, secret, doctor, investigation, bedridden, piano, verdict, flashback, grave, suspect, sheet music, dancer ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
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37%
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I'm a Killer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Inspired by true events from the 1970s, the story revolves around a young detective who becomes the head of a police unit focused on catching a rampant serial killer of women, nicknamed 'The Silesian Vampire'.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: suspect, serial killer, murder, investigation, husband wife relationship, trial, false accusation, police, court, murder suspect, lie, prison ...
Time: 70s
Place: poland
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36%
The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, leadership, society, injustice, legal, social decay, crimes, miner, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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36%