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Just Mercy (2019)
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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, enigmatic, bleak, based on true events
Plot: false accusation of murder, lawyer, courtroom, innocence, murder, defense attorney, perjury, lie, strip search, investigation, injustice, judge, convict, justice, prison, witness, evidence, african american, death sentence, arrest, death penalty, prison visitation, adultery, humiliation, death row ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1993, year 1992, 20th century
Place: alabama

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, thought provoking and serious films with plots about lawyer, courtroom, murder, prison, justice, crimes and trial mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Just Mercy: Marshall (2017), Conviction (2010), The Hate U Give (2018), Trial by Fire (2018), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, tense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: lawyer, racism, racial segregation, injustice, court, racial issues, investigation, courthouse, courtroom, african american, rape accusation, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: manhattan new york city, connecticut, mississippi, grand central station manhattan new york city, new york
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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, legal action, injustice, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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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, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: ghetto, racism, protest, private school, murder, witness, friendship, police, african american, party, father son relationship, teenage girl ...
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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, factual, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: trial, lawyer, arson, justice, court, death penalty, fighting the system, prison, hopes, freedom, false accusation, legal ...
Place: texas
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100%
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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: earnest, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, poverty, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, legal, trial, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
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100%
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: civil rights, lawyer, courtroom, murder, lawyer client relationship, moral dilemma, idealist, court, money, african american, execution, briefcase ...
Place: los angeles
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100%
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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, factual, touching, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, boxing, prison life, freedom, 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
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100%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, mind game, hotshot lawyer, murder, legal, court, crimes, arrest, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
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100%
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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, death of daughter, murder, loss of daughter, husband wife relationship, flashback, tragedy, prison, funeral, kidnapping, courtroom ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1974, year 2009
Place: morocco, germany
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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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, injustice, imprisonment, police brutality, broken family, lawyer, judge, life turned upside down, courtroom drama, false accusation of rape, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, hanging, drifter, interrogation, confession, on the run, friendship, death row, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, missouri, iowa ...
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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, bleak, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, life is a bitch, legal investigation, satanism, jury, police interrogation, crime scene, crimes, investigation, murder investigation, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: arkansas, usa, memphis, southern usa
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100%
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, false accusation, injustice, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
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100%
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, court, lethal injection, death sentence, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, lawyer, injustice, escape, drug smuggling, brutality, escape attempt, suprisingly clever, trial, convict, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: turkey, brooklyn new york city, istanbul turkey, greece
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100%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: captivating, twists and turns, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: lawyer, murder, courtroom, puzzle, school, courtroom drama, secret, prison, justice, judge, girl, witness ...
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, compassionate, disturbing ...
Plot: death row, prison, prison warden, retirement, lawyer, african american, prison guard, father son relationship, teacher, drunkenness, guilt, protest ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, prison, courtroom, investigation, false accusation, amateur detective, social misfits, fighting the system, injustice, prison life, courtroom drama, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, year 1991
Place: france, europe, french riviera, cannes
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100%
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: uplifting, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, crimes, deadly, murder, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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100%
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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: death sentence, electric chair, immigrants, courtroom drama, politics, anarchism, true crime, miscarriage of justice, anarchist, italian immigrant, political persecution, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, empathy, redemption, crimes, crime, human nature, prison life, introspection, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, serious, thought provoking
Plot: miscarriage of justice, wrongful conviction, friendship, false accusation, prison, husband wife relationship, lie, injustice, fighting the system, prison life, freedom, legal ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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12%
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, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: investigation, murder, arrest, crime scene, lawyer, courtroom, death of father, reporter, college, police detective, crimes, danger ...
Place: united states, usa
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22%
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, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, prison, perfect crime, mind game, injustice, crime, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, non-linear
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, apology, school, delusion, promise, journalist, running away from home, family conflict, social criticism ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: new york, utah, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, intense, emotional, visually appealing ...
Plot: african american, police brutality, racism, new year's eve, introspection, haunted by the past, tragic hero, couple relations, encounter, goodhearted, ex convict, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, year 2007 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, suprisingly clever, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
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21%
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Richard Jewell (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and ...
Style: tense, realistic, factual, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, false accusation, wrongful arrest, investigation, interrogation, fbi agent, scapegoat, historical event, federal bureau of investigation, police officer, fbi, police ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1986, 1990s
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%