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 “12 Angry Men”, “12” 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, captivating
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, racism, legal, court case, murder, life is a bitch, heroes, family relations, teenage life, social differences, society, hopes, haunted by the past, murder trial, courtroom, father son relationship, lawyer, suspense, justice, social problems, chamberplay, adoption, holocaust, pianist ...
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 thought provoking films with plots about legal, courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, life is a bitch, murder and court mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like 12: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Music Box (1989), A Time to Kill (1996), The Chamber (1996), Heavens Fall (2006). 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, atmospheric, captivating, talky, clever ...
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, court, legal action, argument, murder, lawyer, uncover truth, courtroom, injustice, society, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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100%
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, serious, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, twists and turns, murder, legal, courtroom drama, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, arrest, suspense, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, political, emotional, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, court, anti semitism, lawyer, courtroom, communism, betrayal, world war two, legal, politics, conspiracy, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, germany, israel, argentina, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 166K
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: racism, lawyer, courtroom drama, court, murder, justice, courtroom, small town, rape, legal, injustice, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, canada, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.0
 16K
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, emotional, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, ku klux klan, death sentence, legal, murder, prison, anti semitism, haunted by the past, courtroom, lawyer, death row ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 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, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, dishonesty, injustice, racism, jury, against the odds, dedicated lawyer, legal action, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 78K
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: exciting, intense, thought provoking, tense, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, justice, courtroom, lawsuit, suspense, insurance company, legal investigation, domestic violence, self defense, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: lawyer, amish, religions or cults, social relations, family problems, witnessing a crime, misfit, dealing with death, youth, gang, society, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, injustice, false accusation, family relations, parents and children, lawyer, murder mystery, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 100K
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: clever, tense, twist ending, surprise ending, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: court, lawyer, corruption, courtroom drama, courtroom, jury, suspense, twists and turns, legal, lobbyist, justice, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, indiana, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 364
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: legal, hostage, courtroom, swat team, uncover truth, rebellion, false accusation, legal investigation, legal action, price of justice, injustice, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 3K
The Verdict (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his wife's murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc will do everything in his power to stop it from happening... He is going to take justice into his own hands and will then compete with the constitutional state which let him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: justice, courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, lawyers and clients, court, lawyer, murder, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
...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: realistic, disturbing, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, fighting the system, legal, suspense, rape, corruption, justice, hotshot lawyer, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: talky, realistic, serious, neo noir, harsh ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police, police corruption, corruption, police investigation, district attorney, lawyer, courtroom, murder, nypd, suspense, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling ...
Style: inspirational, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, murder, african american, civil rights, suspense, moral dilemma, idealist, execution, christmas, judgment ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
After the Truth (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The famous Nazi-Doctor Dr. Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz", who killed more than 300.000 people - comes back from his hide out in Argentina to Germany as a 87 year old man. He must stand up in front of a court for his ...
Style: controversial, captivating, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, politics, military, courtroom, power relations, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, against humanity, moral dilemma, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 11K
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: suspenseful, tense, intense, psychological, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, murder mystery, courtroom, murder, legal investigation, suspense, twists and turns, court, mute or deaf, false accusation, manipulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 270K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, tricky, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, military, justice, court, u.s. navy, marines, suspense, army investigation, court martial, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, discrimination, false accusation, military life, interracial relations, power relations, injustice, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: realistic, touching, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: custody, mexican american border, smuggling, immigrants, introspection, single parent, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, illegal immigration, poverty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 158
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, surprise ending
Plot: dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, haunted by the past, courtroom drama, legal investigation, life is a bitch, legal, courtroom, teenage girl, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret ...
Time: 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Night of the Wilding (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joseph Gainer is a high priced attorney, notorious for getting guilty criminals off the hook. But Gainer is forced to take another look at the price you pay for defending the guilty when he takes on a case of three young men accused of a heinous ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing
Plot: courtroom, gang, gang rape, power relations, law enforcement, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, legal, drug dealing, wrongful conviction, prison, righting the wronged, fighting the system, wrong place wrong time, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder mystery, legal, twists and turns, lawyer, suspense, murder, strong female character, fighting the system, uncover truth, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, pedophilia, criminal justice, gender, journalism, politics, legal, hysteria, school, sexual abuse, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: tahiti, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: courtroom, lawyer, murder, legal, legal investigation, legal action, courtroom drama, introspection, dedicated lawyer, dealing with death, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, emotional, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: racism, introspection, moral dilemma, investigation, haunted by the past, society, legal, rebellion, injustice, parents and children, hopes, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sexy, clever, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, who done it, lawyer, society, law enforcement, rivalry, legal, idealism, false accusation, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 137
The Jury (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in New York City, the series brings the viewer into the jury room to watch the deliberators try to answer the many questions posed during a trial. As facts are exposed through flashbacks of testimony and crime footage, viewers will form their ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: legal, courtroom, lawyer, jury, courtroom drama, legal investigation, mind game, law enforcement, legal action, murder, verdict, nypd ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ 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: serious, psychological, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: legal, false accusation, investigation, frame up, uncover truth, police investigation, lovers reunited, testimony, haunted by the past, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%