Movies like The Judge

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The Judge (2014)
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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, realistic, sentimental, humorous, witty, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, jury, murder trial, parent child relationship, homecoming, family relations, legal, courtroom drama, court, uncover truth, dysfunctional family, manslaughter, crimes, illness, funeral, brother brother relationship, murder, death of wife, father son relationship, father son estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new york, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to The Judge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and dramatic films with plots about courtroom, legal, lawyer, courtroom drama, crimes, court and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Judge: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Conviction (2010), Runaway Jury (2003), Your Honor (2020), Fracture (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, twists and turns, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, court, murder, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, judge, crimes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 44K
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, disturbing, intense ...
Plot: false accusation, lawyer, injustice, legal action, fighting the system, court, legal, courtroom drama, hopes, convict, prison, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 97K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, jury, court, courtroom, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, bribery, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, indiana, cincinnati ohio, ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 44K
Your Honor (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a respected judge is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. A legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, courtroom, family relations, car accident, crime boss, parent child relationship, uncover truth, family life, parents and children, guilt, court ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.2
 202K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, obsession, lawyer, adultery, perfect crime, murder, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 155K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, justice, lawyer, injustice, small town, rape, court, legal, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, poverty, courtroom, lawyer, prejudice, court, small town, rape, legal, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, lawyers and clients, injustice, price of justice, moral dilemma, legal action, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, racism, false accusation, self defense, crimes, graphic violence, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, law enforcement, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 29K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, court, small town, law firm, legal investigation, uncover truth, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer, legal, corporate crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: boston, new york, massachusetts, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 15K
12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, court, uncover truth, legal, hopes, society, injustice, revelation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 166K
Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Style: non-linear, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: poker, female protagonist, gambling, card playing, poker game, court, fbi, father daughter relationship, lawyer, club, arrest, olympics ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 35K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, injustice, courtroom drama, violence against women, sexual abuse, rape victim, gang rape, lawyer, testimony, legal action, justice, district attorney ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., boston, massachusetts, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, lawyer, couples, marriage, selfishness, justice, father son relationship, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 3K
Reckless (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city of Charleston, S.C. apart.  
Style: sexy, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom, opposites attract, legal, lawyers and clients, crimes, courtroom drama, lawyer, love and romance, friendship, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, legal, courtroom, injustice, family problems, dishonesty, law enforcement, estrangement, false accusation, police corruption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, police officer killed, crimes, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, confined, legal, law enforcement, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 216K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: child abuse, prison rape, childhood, courtroom drama, homosexual rape, pedophilia, pedophile, vengeance, torture, rape, haunted by the past, juvenile prison ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 121K
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, road movie, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: court, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, small town, legal, judge, fish out of water, cousin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 40K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, courtroom, character study, legal action, fighting the system, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 5K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, child in peril, custody, friendship, rivalry, society, hotshot lawyer, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, social worker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 53K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, meditative, suspense ...
Plot: small town, adultery, unhappy wife, injustice, alcohol abuse, mayor, russian, justice, legal action, life is a bitch, social relations, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Face of an Angel (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: suspect, murder, murder investigation, journalism, crimes, filmmaking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, justice, innocence, delusion, forensics, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, baltimore, new york, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: curse, dysfunctional family, infidelity, prophecy, family relations, murder, small town, aunt niece relationship, superstition, all black cast, incest, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 2K
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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, legal, haunted by the past, introspection, dealing with death, crimes, dedicated lawyer, death sentence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, social relations, crimes, unemployment, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, south dakota, usa, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, courtroom drama, legal action, jury, snitch, justice, police, police investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 890
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, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, judge, courtroom, cave, graphic violence, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, parents and children, teenage life, investigation, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 8K
Music Box (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, family relations, parents and children, court, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, racism, power relations, justice, court case ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, hungary, budapest, chicago illinois, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%