Movies like Just Mercy

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Just Mercy (2019)
 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 tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, touching, bleak, enigmatic, based on true events
Plot: false accusation of murder, judge, courtroom, justice, innocence, lawyer, murder, defense attorney, perjury, lie, investigation, injustice, death row, prison, witness, evidence, african american, death sentence, humiliation, arrest, death penalty, prison visitation, adultery, convict, 18 year old ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, 20th century
Place: alabama

Most similar movies to Just Mercy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about murder, lawyer, courtroom, prison, justice, crimes and trial mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Just Mercy: Conviction (2010), Marshall (2017), The Hate U Give (2018), Trial by Fire (2018), Dead Man Walking (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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
 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 ⇓
100%
The Hate U Give (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, psychological
Plot: ghetto, private school, murder, racism, witness, friendship, african american, police, protest, father son relationship, party, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: trial, arson, justice, court, lawyer, fighting the system, false accusation, legal, freedom, hopes, prison, death penalty ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court, death sentence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 2K
Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Plot: prison, prison warden, death row, female director, crying woman, demonstration, wedding anniversary, protest, crying man, african american, letter, death penalty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
26%
 7.9
 23K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, confession, execution, hanging, interrogation, friendship, death sentence, death row, gas station, on the run, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, midwest, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.3
 2K
Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Mar'caux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, injustice, police brutality, imprisonment, broken family, judge, lawyer, life turned upside down, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, justice, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, prison, twists & turns, crime, death, mind game, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is convicted for killing his father and attempting to murder his mother.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological
Plot: investigation, murder, lawyer, death of father, courtroom, crime scene, arrest, college, reporter, police detective, crimes, danger ...
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, captivating, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, mind game, murder, judge, legal, arrest, manipulations, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, poverty, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, legal, trial, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, injustice, lawyer, drug smuggling, escape, escape attempt, trial, brutality, convict, muslim, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, life is a bitch, lethal injection, deadly, crimes, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, confined, crime, crimes, going straight, journalism ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, electric chair, death sentence, politics, anarchist, rebellion, legal, courtroom drama, death row, society, misfit, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Third Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: lawyer, murder, courtroom, puzzle, school, courtroom drama, secret, witness, justice, judge, police, prison ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 89K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, touching, factual, inspirational, bleak ...
Plot: prison, boxing, freedom, prison life, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
21%
 7.3
 131K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, destructive relationship, rape, tragic love, murder, death penalty, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, miami, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 2K
Kalinka (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, rough, suspense, non-linear
Plot: murder of daughter, investigation, murder, death of daughter, loss of daughter, flashback, husband wife relationship, tragedy, lawyer, prison, car accident, funeral ...
Time: year 2009, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1974
Place: germany, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.1
 20K
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 ⇓
21%
 7.4
 171K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: judge, lawyer, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, small town, legal, family relations, homecoming, parent child relationship, uncover truth, dysfunctional family, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, empathy, redemption, crimes, crime, deadly, human nature, introspection, confined ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
20%
 5.8
 6K
Lizzie (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, psychotronic ...
Plot: last will and testament, father daughter relationship, murder trial, friendship, employer employee relationship, lawyer, hiding place, promise, locked door, lie, fear, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 122K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, murder, crimes, loneliness, moral dilemma, lifestyle, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, new orleans, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
 3K
Longford (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
Style: realistic, talky, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: humiliation, politician, lawyer, family relations, judge, prison, cruelty, trial, civil rights, friendship, crimes, social activist ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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