Movies like 12 Angry Men

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12 Angry Men (1997)
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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 film version (directed by Sidney Lumet) and from the Westinghouse One television production that predated it. George C. Scott won a Golden Globe for his supporting role; righteous juror Jack Lemmon was denied such an honor for Best Actor, but recipient Ving Rhames (for Don King) dedicated his award to Lemmon.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious, clever, talky, tense, twists and turns, philosophical, intellectual ...
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, legal action, murder, argument, court, uncover truth, lawyer, courtroom, injustice, society, hopes, revelation, legal, crimes, idealism, social differences, false accusation, doubts and hesitations, justice, prejudice, coach, guilty, catastrophe, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to 12 Angry Men

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and suspense films with plots about legal, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, murder, crimes and court mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like 12 Angry Men: Inherit the Wind (1999), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), 12 (2007), The Accused (1988), Runaway Jury (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: gothic, captivating, thought provoking, talky, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, religion versus science, small town, courtroom, rebelliousness, idealism, human spirit, culture clash, against the odds, courtroom drama, small town life, school ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america
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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, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, legal investigation, legal, courtroom drama, murder, hotshot lawyer, crimes, arrest, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills, san francisco
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75%
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, inter cultural, suspense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, racism, legal, court case, murder, life is a bitch, social differences, teenage life, family relations, heroes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: disturbing, rough, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, injustice, lawyer, violence against women, rape victim, gang rape, sexual assault, justice, sex crime, courtroom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, washington d.c., washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: twists and turns, suspense, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, court, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, jury, justice, legal, society, righting the wronged, manipulation, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, indiana, cincinnati ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, atmospheric, suspense, intense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, redemption, lawyer, character study, legal action, justice, fighting the system, court, legal, investigation, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, twists and turns, tense, intense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, lawyer, murder mystery, murder, courtroom, justice, mystery, false accusation, manipulation, police corruption, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, factual, compassionate, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, civil rights, courtroom drama, legal, legal investigation, lawyer, justice, investigation, murder, assassination, racial violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: disturbing, sexy, thought provoking, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, prison, death sentence, fighting the system, death row, courtroom drama, violence, guilt, death, beautiful scenery, secrets ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: eastern europe, california, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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 191K
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 ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, court, murder trial, jury, homecoming, parent child relationship, funeral, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, massachusetts, usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, court, lawsuit, courtroom, law firm, small town, legal, environmental, legal investigation, uncover truth, success ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, new york, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, society, courtroom, judge, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, suspense, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, death sentence, crimes, murder, legal, prison, anti semitism, haunted by the past, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: justice, courtroom, legal, legal action, injustice, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, court, vigilante, murder, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, defense attorney, parents and children, workplace, parent child relationship, society, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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, emotional, talky, heartbreaking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, anti semitism, justice, court, war crime, courtroom, lawyer, communism, betrayal, world war two, manipulation, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, germany, poland, israel, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: neo noir, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, courtroom drama, death sentence, police officer killed, moral ambiguity, morality, manipulation, brutality, courtroom, haunted by the past, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: tense, bleak, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, politics, crimes, courtroom drama, extramarital affair, police, legal, police detective, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspense, talky, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: police, corruption, justice, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, district attorney, courtroom drama, nypd, courtroom, murder, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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28%
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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, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, legal, haunted by the past, introspection, dealing with death, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, nypd, racism, interracial relations, courtroom, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, political ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, courtroom, judge, italian fascism, lawyer, cave ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, legal, parents and children, injustice, family relations, false accusation, lawyer, murder mystery, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and Marcia Gay Harden (Academy Award winner for Pollock) star in the Lifetime Original Movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy based on the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: legal investigation, unlikely criminals, crimes, courtroom drama, college, murder, legal action, law enforcement, murderous pair, police investigation, partners, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: factual, emotional, suspense, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: civil war, lawyer, courtroom drama, court, historical character, conspiracy, president, assassination, politics, death sentence, courtroom, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sexy, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, lawyer, gangsters, legal action, law enforcement, legal, society, rivalry, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: suspense, realistic, talky, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, crimes, murder, courtroom, coma, legal investigation, teacher student relationship, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, jury, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, mind game, murder, verdict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%