Movies like 12

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12 (2007)
 7.6
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12 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A loose remake of β€œ12 Angry Men”, β€œ12” is set in contemporary Moscow where 12 very different men must unanimously decide the fate of a young Chechen accused of murdering his step-father, a Russian army officer. Consigned to a makeshift jury room in a school gymnasium, one by one each man takes center stage to confront, connect, and confess while the accused awaits a verdict and revisits his heartbreaking journey through war in flashbacks.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, inter cultural, suspense, captivating
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, racism, legal, murder, court case, life is a bitch, teenage life, heroes, family relations, parents and children, hopes, social differences, society, murder trial, crimes, haunted by the past, russian, adoption, father son relationship, loss of parent, loss of parents, death of parent, holocaust, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus

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Most similar movies to 12

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, legal, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, society and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like 12: The Chamber (1996), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), A Time to Kill (1996), Music Box (1989), Common (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, court, uncover truth, trial, legal, injustice, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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100%
 6.0
 15K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: death sentence, murder, racism, courtroom drama, prison, politics, legal, anti semitism, haunted by the past, crimes, legal action, power relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, trial, crimes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 141K
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, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, justice, injustice, trial, lawyer, small town, rape, court, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.4
 7K
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, sincere, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, family relations, parents and children, court, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, racism, power relations, court case, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, budapest hungary, budapest, hungary, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, false accusation, family relations, injustice, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 95K
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, stylized, captivating, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, jury, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, cincinnati ohio, ohio, indiana, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 10K
American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, courtroom, family relations, interracial relations, society, murder, parents and children, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, injustice, parents and children, crimes, society, legal, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, courtroom drama, legal action, snitch, jury, police, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 14K
Elena (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vladimir is reaching the end of his life and decides to leave his wealth to his only daughter, cutting out his wife and her son from his will.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: stepmother stepdaughter relationship, murder of husband, elderly, second marriage, elderly couple, human nature, social differences, parents and children, disagreement, heir heiress, family relations, heir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 1K
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, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, racism, politics, journalism, power relations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jake DeMitro cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, introspection, courtroom drama, obsession, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 1K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
Style: touching, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: custody, immigrants, parents and children, introspection, single parent, society, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, illegal immigration, mexican american border, poverty, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 928
Plain Truth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amish, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, mystery, murder, pregnancy, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, police detective, teenage life, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 579
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: legal, frame up, investigation, false accusation, uncover truth, lovers reunited, police investigation, testimony, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 357
Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: legal, hostage, courtroom, rebellion, uncover truth, false accusation, hostages, legal action, legal investigation, injustice, price of justice, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.5
 151
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, courtroom drama, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, courtroom, murder, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crimes, fighting the system, who done it, legal, uncover truth, courtroom, frame up, law enforcement, injustice, dedicated lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 69K
The Rainmaker (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, domestic violence, lawyer, self defense, legal, courtroom, lawsuit, hopes, selflessness, civil action, life changing experience ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: memphis, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: thought provoking, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, murder, priest, apartheid, politics, self discovery, introspection, city life, courtroom drama, parents and children, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, post world war two ...
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 1K
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, legal, legal investigation, legal action, courtroom drama, dealing with death, dedicated lawyer, crimes, haunted by the past, introspection, death sentence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.6
 6K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, heroes, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Stoning in Fulham County (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Religious beliefs clash with the law when an Amish infant is killed in a rural community.
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: legal, society, witnessing a crime, crimes, dealing with death, babies and infants, gang, youth, teenage life, countryside, small town, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 315
Canal Street (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chicago lawyer embraces his undying faith when his teenage son is accused of murdering a classmate.
Style: thought provoking, exciting, suspense, rough, captivating
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, hopes, parents and children, vengeance, violence, friendship, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 10K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, murder mystery, mute or deaf, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 943
I Accuse (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A chilling tale based on a real event in which a doctor stepped out of line and sexually assaulted a patient when drugged.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: rapist, courtroom drama, small town, mind game, sexual abuse, murder, obsession, society, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, crime, legal action, organized crime, mob boss, murder, gangsters, false accusation, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 581
Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: police, family life, couples, family problems, youth, family relations, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, redemption, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%