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The Attorney (2013)
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The Attorney (2013)
Original name: 변호인
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student activist Park Jin-woo. When Jin-Woo is brutally tortured and put on trial for his activism, Woo-seok decides to defend Jin-woo as his client.
Style: rough, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, fighting the system, against the odds, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, legal action, injustice, rivalry, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged, civil liberties, democracy, judgment, court, protest, life is a bitch, hopes, power relations, attorney
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, south korea, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and suspenseful films with plots about life is a bitch, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, courtroom, false accusation and legal action mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Attorney: Snap Decision (2001), Black and White (2002), Just Ask My Children (2001), Color of Justice (1997), Unbowed (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Snap Decision (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One mother must fight back to prove her innocence or lose her children.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, courtroom drama, family relations, injustice, righting the wronged, custody, parents and children, single parent, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, professor, terrorist, court, terrorism, legal, power relations, injustice, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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94%
Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, crimes, hotshot lawyer, aborigine, racism, illiteracy, injustice, legal investigation, fighting the system, social differences, price of justice, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, emotional, sad ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, family problems, injustice, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, parents and children, plaintiff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, nypd, interracial relations, racism, courtroom, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, society, injustice, legal action, courtroom, judge, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 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: gothic, captivating, thought provoking, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, small town, courtroom, religion versus science, culture clash, against the odds, small town life, idealism, human spirit, teachers and students, school ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, dishonesty, injustice, politics, legal, jury, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
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86%
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion ...
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83%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, courtroom, lawyer, military life, interracial relations, discrimination, false accusation, legal, soldier, rivalry, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
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77%
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Court (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, social differences, court, human nature, power relations, injustice, society, legal, discrimination, lawyer, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, courtroom, dangerous attraction, fall in love, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, hitman, courtroom drama, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense, political ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, injustice, courtroom, judge, lawyer, politics, italian fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, serious, talky, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, legal investigation, lawyer, court, hotshot lawyer, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, gays and lesbians, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, prison, courtroom drama, lawyer, social change, bureaucracy, false accusation, legal, oldtimer, prison life, power relations, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, fighting the system, rebellion, corporate crime, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, courtroom drama, injustice, religions or cults, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) is given the case of defending Herbert Fowle (Attenborough) who is accused of murdering his wife (Beryl Reid). Despite Fowle's insistence of guilt, Moregenhall ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, bird, murder, murder trial, satire, injustice, power relations, righting the wronged, disorder, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, intelligence agency, frame up, false accusation, life is a bitch, legal investigation, wrongfully committed, power relations, mystery, heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: captivating, rough, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, gangsters, italian mafia, intrigue, immigrants, mafia, lynching, injustice, courtroom, righting the wronged, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, coming of age, interrogation, crimes, law enforcement, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Jump! (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 118 min.
Story: JUMP is a psychological drama revealing for the first time the extraordinary circumstances behind the unjust murder trial of the young Jew, Philippe Halsman, who would later become the most sought after celebrity portrait photographer of his ...
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, crimes, racism, murder, injustice, state affairs, dishonesty, false accusation, discrimination, power relations, righting the wronged, confined ...
Time: 1920s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but ...
Style: serious, sentimental, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, african american, injustice, racism, testimony, courtroom drama, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, legal, single mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Walk in the Shadow (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl, Ruth (Lynn Taylor), is injured in a boating accident and taken to hospital for what is regarded as a routine emergency. Her parents are informed that only a blood transfusion will save her life, but her religious fundamentalist father, ...
Style: serious, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, moral dilemma, hospital, responsibility, justice, dead girl, tragedy, family in crisis, family problems, hopes, introspection, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, vietnam war, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Phoenix 11·23 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the fall of 2004, Eric Bertrand, a 14 years , created a website inspired by "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" to defend the Catalan language. One night, thirty civil guards of anti-terrorist squad Madrid, burst into his home ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, life turned upside down, youth, dishonesty, society, teenage life, injustice, computers and web, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, hostage, courtroom, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, false accusation, murder, injustice, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%