Movies and TV shows like When They See Us

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When They See Us (2019)
 8.9
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When They See Us (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
Story: Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Style: psychological, rough, thought provoking, based on true events, suspense
Plot: investigation, rape, interracial relations, racial issues, black cast, social issues, suspect, racism, central park, false accusation, lawyer, couple relations, african american, miscarriage of justice, teenager, police, injustice, justice, boy, prosecutor, teenage boy, pain, coercion, law enforcement, innocence ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and thought provoking films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, racism, life is a bitch, crime and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like When They See Us: 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Looming Tower (2018), The Best of Enemies (2019), Roots (1977), The Night Of (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, bleak, factual, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, human trafficking, american history, blacks and whites, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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100%
The Looming Tower (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 492 min.
Story: Tracing the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, it takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.
Style: rough, based on true events, suspense, disturbing
Plot: terrorism, fbi, cia, danger, war, brutality, deadly, iraq war, 9/11
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa
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100%
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, district attorney, murder trial ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: rough, psychological, sincere, suspense, based on true events ...
Plot: interracial friendship, civil rights, human spirit, interracial relations, activism, righting the wronged, human rights, court, aggression, danger, ku klux klan, racism ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 2005, year 1971
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 16K
Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, social problems, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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50%
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 110K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crime, crimes, investigation, courtroom, murder trial, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
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100%
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, racism, crimes, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To Catch a Killer (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, police detective, murder, psychopath, handcuffs, sadist, special agents, small town, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Devil's Knot (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, factual, based on true events, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, child murder, legal, private detective, teenager, murder, loss of son, satanism, incompetence, false accusation, mental retardation, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: arkansas, usa, memphis, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: electric chair, injustice, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, racism, small town life, law enforcement, wrongfully committed, mystery, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 41K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, legal action, legal, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial, law school ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 25K
The Report (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to ...
Style: uplifting, based on true events, psychological, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: cia, government corruption, investigation, u.s. government, politics, war crime, corruption, justice, interrogation, truth, humiliation, beating ...
Place: washington d.c., san francisco
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100%
 6.4
 2K
Shots Fired (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A media storm sets off when an African-American cop kills a white teenager in a small North Carolina town.
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, police, justice, small town, riddles and clues, crimes, partners against crime, mystery, workplace situations, danger, murder, evidence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 26K
Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, judge, courtroom, justice, innocence, lawyer, defense attorney, perjury, murder, lie, investigation, injustice ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama
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32%
 8.4
 57K
Unbelievable (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 385 min.
Story: The true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth.
Style: serious, suspense, compassionate, social, based on true events
Plot: rape victim, rape, teenage rape, female detective, violence, investigation, female protagonist, police investigation, crimes, nobody believes, co worker co worker relationship, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In December, 1986, 3 black men ran into car trouble in Howard Beach, a middle-class neighborhood in New York City. Unable to start their car, they sought refuge in a nearby restaurant. What happened later that night shocked the entire city.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: racism, society, courtroom drama, americana, crimes, courtroom, legal, working class, murder, social decay, true crime, beaten to death ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.2
 3K
Three Girls (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale, for which nine men were convicted and sentenced. The drama explores how these girls were groomed, how they were ignored by the authorities ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: rape, human trafficking, police investigation, underage sex, court case, sex trafficking, friendship, pakistani, teenage girl, working class, crimes, schoolgirl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 831
Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, life is a bitch, crime, dedicated lawyer, mystery, who done it, amateur detective, legal, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 2K
For Life (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: prisoner, lawyer, confined, prison, wrongful conviction, mind game, injustice, justice, legal system, danger, corruption, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gangland Undercover (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: working undercover, motorcycle gang, informant, crimes, undercover, organized crime, reenactment, outlaw, criminal, drug dealer, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Crown Heights (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Colin Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.
Style: realistic, intense, thought provoking, suspense, serious
Plot: wrongful conviction, miscarriage of justice, false accusation, friendship, husband wife relationship, prison, injustice, lie, fighting the system, legal, freedom, hopes ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 437
The Bridge (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Bridge was a Canadian police drama commissioned by CTV and CBS starring Aaron Douglas. The name of the series is derived from the bridge which connects the wealthy Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto with one of its poorest, St. James Town. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, workplace, fighting crime, partners, police officer, investigation, dirty cop, police chief, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 329
King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, racism, civil rights movement, state affairs, rebelliousness, society, social differences, righting the wronged, religions or cults, idealism, discrimination, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: racism, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, parents and children, injustice, rebellion, legal, society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 17K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: lawyer, racism, court, racial segregation, injustice, investigation, racial issues, courtroom, rape accusation, jury, lie, apology ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: mississippi, connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, dark
Plot: serial killer, murder, legal, psychopath, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, who done it, police detective, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1978, 70s
Place: utah, seattle, usa, seattle washington, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Omar Killed Me (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. Despite a lack of forensic or DNA evidence, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: investigation, prison, murder, courtroom, false accusation, social misfits, amateur detective, fighting the system, confined, rebellion, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, year 1991
Place: france, french riviera, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, legal, activist, widow, life is a bitch, injustice, dedicated lawyer, jury, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bonnie & Clyde (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is a two-part film about two Depression-era outlaws, starring Emile Hirsch as Clyde Barrow and Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker. It is based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murderous pair, robbery, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, partners in crime, love and romance, deadly, notoriety, partners, couples, violence spree, crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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