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, emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, witty
Plot: judge, small town, lawyer, parent child relationship, hotshot lawyer, homecoming, legal, crimes, uncover truth, manslaughter, trial, father son estrangement, jury, murder trial, illness, brother brother relationship, funeral, death of wife, courthouse, courtroom, dysfunctional family, murder, parents and children, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to The Judge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and interesting films with plots about murder, crimes, life is a bitch, death, redemption, lawyer and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Judge: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Conviction (2010), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), True Believer (1989), John Q (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, lawyer, arrest, mind game, judge, courtroom, manipulations, victim, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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95%
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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, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, prison, injustice, fighting the system, convict, lawyer, legal action, christmas, money, investigation, testimony ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, serious, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, homecoming, loss of friend, anger, marijuana, african american, racial slur, drugs/alcohol, retrospective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, legal, rape, prejudice, poverty, idealism, morality ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, neo noir, crime, false accusation, racism, self defense, legal action, righting the wronged, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, hostages, kidnapping, insurance, factory worker, surgery, police chief, financial problem, family in crisis, fighting the system, crime, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, courtroom drama, assassination attempt, cia agent, lawyer, reporter, corruption, dishonesty, media, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
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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: realistic, disturbing, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, courtroom drama, rape, lawyer, bar, injustice, testimony, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, alcohol, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, gloomy, realistic, rough, thought provoking
Plot: native american reservation, arson, vandalism, human nature, family life, crime, crimes, society, family relations, store, small town, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, south dakota, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, gloomy, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, friendship, cocaine, hedonism, decadence, college, coming of age, addiction, prostitute, downfall, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: tense, talky, thought provoking, clever, serious ...
Plot: jury, legal action, courtroom drama, argument, trial, revelation, lawyer, evidence, murder, legal, uncover truth, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
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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: suspense, clever, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, trial, corruption, bribery, lawsuit, judge, court case, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, indiana, cincinnati ohio, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, rough ...
Plot: family problems, family life, small town, murder, crime, crimes, human nature, death in the family, family in crisis, heist, small town life, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, police, courtroom drama, crime, snitch, jury, gang, police investigation, legal action, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, priest, crime, prostitute, redemption, political corruption, police corruption, clergy, gangsters, introspection, siblings relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, surprise ending
Plot: courtroom drama, haunted by the past, courtroom, legal, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, uncover truth, crimes, drink, flashback, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, disturbing, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawyer, small town, courtroom drama, leukemia, trial, law firm, lawsuit, plaintiff, bankruptcy, obsession, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: massachusetts, washington d.c., boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: murder, anti capitalism, introspection, parents and children, parent child relationship, crime, kids in trouble, small town, crimes, legal, society, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, crumbling marriage, older woman younger man relationship, dysfunctional family, vengeance, jealousy, single, age difference, ex husband, fishing, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: domestic violence, murder, dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, killer, small town, legal action, legal investigation, vengeance, redemption, couple relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: child abuse, courtroom drama, childhood, vengeance, crime, haunted by the past, court, torture, friendship, lawyer, urban ghetto, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, new york yankees, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, criminal heroes, crimes, ambition, revenge, pride and honor, organized crime, corrupt politician, corruption, blood ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, sicily, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, semi serious, realistic, touching, surreal ...
Plot: small town, murder, innocence lost, racism, injustice, coming of age, self defense, crimes, hopes, love and romance, hollywood, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california, st. louis missouri, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, investigation, murder, bondage, gory, crime, serial killer, college, university, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, murder, teen angst, courtroom drama, self discovery, family drama, mystery, parents and children, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, emotional, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: single parent, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, infidelity, suburbs, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, midlife crisis, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Chrystal (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Man (played by: Billy Bob Thornton) is still in shock many years after a devistating accident takes the life of his only son and perminantly injures his wife. After all of these years the man finaly comes home to his still married wife (Played by: ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: redemption, dealing with death, starting over, couple relations, death in the family, missing child, family in crisis, haunted by the past, homecoming, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: high school, murder, friendship, buddies, gang, crime, juvenile delinquency, small town, small town life, teenage life, kids in trouble, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Breaking and Entering (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: architect, robbery, infidelity, immigrants, muslim, blackmail, thief, human nature, social differences, urban, social decay, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, bosnia, sarajevo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: church, small town, murder, protagonist as suspect, crime, betrayal, crumbling marriage, investigation, legal investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%