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The Judge (2014)
 7.4
 161K
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, suspenseful, emotional, semi serious, serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, witty
Plot: judge, small town, lawyer, homecoming, parent child relationship, crimes, legal, hotshot lawyer, uncover truth, manslaughter, trial, jury, father son estrangement, illness, brother brother relationship, murder trial, courtroom, murder, funeral, death of wife, courthouse, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, 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, dramatic and intense films with plots about murder, life is a bitch, crimes, runaway, lawyer, redemption and death mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Judge: The Onion Field (1979), The Face of an Angel (2014), Conviction (2010), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, psychological, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, deadly, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past, confined, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, journalism, filmmaking, murder investigation, microphone, mother daughter relationship, elevator, hallucination, guilt, telephone, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: 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, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: convict, injustice, false accusation, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, prison, innocence, trial, courtroom, law school, money ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, legal, judge, murder, courtroom, mind game, arrest, manipulations, jury, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, anger, juvenile delinquency, african american, marijuana, homecoming, loss of friend, racial slur, urban ghetto, estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 2005, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 114K
John Q (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, suspenseful, sincere, tense ...
Plot: hostages, hospital, financial problem, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, society, crimes, power relations, doctors and patients, family in crisis, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, media, legal, state affairs, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.2
 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, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: native american reservation, vandalism, arson, small town, human nature, society, alcohol abuse, store, family life, small town life, social relations, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, usa, south dakota, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 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: suspenseful, clever, biting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, neo noir, false accusation, self defense, crime, ambition, hopes, lawyers and clients, legal action, corrupt law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 28K
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: disturbing, realistic, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, lawyer, testimony, district attorney, injustice, bar, jury, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, promiscuity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Plot: jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, older woman younger man relationship, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, small town, age difference, father son relationship, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 17K
Less Than Zero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, hedonism, friendship, drug addiction, prostitute, college, coming of age, cocaine, decadence, addiction, self discovery, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, haunted by the past, anti semitism, politics, crimes, legal action, power relations, legal ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 26K
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: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, small town, lawsuit, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, legal, righting the wronged, reach out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: massachusetts, washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, snitch, jury, police, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, gang, family in crisis, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Aftermath: A Test of Love (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an adoring wife and mother is taken hostage during a robbery and brutally murdered.
Style: touching, psychological, rough, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, heist, human nature, crime, life turned upside down, small town life, family life, death in the family, murder, small town, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, priest, political corruption, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir, dishonesty, fighting the system, introspection, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 12K
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: thought provoking, tense, talky, clever, psychological ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, murder, argument, evidence, revelation, trial, lawyer, uncover truth, legal, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: domestic violence, murder, legal, vengeance, power relations, social relations, small town life, deadly, family problems, couples, redemption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, surreal ...
Plot: murder, small town, coming of age, self defense, injustice, racism, innocence lost, couple relations, family relations, hopes, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: usa, alabama, california, st. louis missouri, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 113
Untouched (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Untouched is the story of a reluctant attorney's struggle with inner demons while defending a teenage girl accused of murdering her newborn. When the "Hostess City of the South" is rocked by the horrific crime, Mitchell Thomas III ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, surprise ending
Plot: legal investigation, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, crimes, courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, haunted by the past, investigation, dream, guitar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lyons, France. Michel Descombes is a watchmaker who lives alone with his teenage son Bernard. When the police visits and informs him that Bernard killed a man and is on the run with a girl, Michel realizes that he knew far less about his son than he ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, psychological, touching
Plot: murder, anti capitalism, small town life, deadly, society, introspection, legal, social relations, crime, kids in trouble, legal action, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: sincere, suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, courtroom drama, teen angst, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, deadly, dishonesty, family life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a boy kills his father he must turn to his frinds to cover his tracks with tests their loyality and friendship.
Style: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: high school, friendship, murder, small town, social relations, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, society, high school life, best friends, gang, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: realistic, touching, offbeat, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, single parent, terminal illness, couples, family life, suburbs, death in the family, family problems, eccentric family, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 174K
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, bleak, sadistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: child abuse, courtroom drama, childhood, vengeance, torture, lawyer, haunted by the past, friendship, court, crime, rape, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 85K
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: captivating, tense, cynical, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, judge, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, ohio, cincinnati ohio, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Burning Plain (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, non-linear ...
Plot: teenage love, redemption, parents and children, love affair, small town, family problems, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parent child relationship, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, portland oregon, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Murder Ordained (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: This is the story of a minister who's feeling unhappy in his marriage who then has an affair with a church employee, who is also married, and who also has affairs, and whose husband is unwilling to divorce her. One day the minister's wife ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, small town, church, family problems, small town life, couples, danger, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, crime, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%