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: tense, thought provoking, talky, clever, psychological, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, no music ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, murder, lawyer, trial, argument, evidence, revelation, legal, social differences, false accusation, uncover truth, doubts and hesitations, idealism, court, crimes, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, advertising, against the odds, realism, hopes, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to 12 Angry Men

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and interesting films with plots about legal, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, murder, culture clash and corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like 12 Angry Men: 12 (2007), A Civil Action (1998), A Time to Kill (1996), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), True Believer (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, inter cultural, suspense ...
Plot: jury, racism, courtroom drama, legal, murder, russian, court case, life is a bitch, teenage life, heroes, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
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100%
 6.6
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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: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, small town, law firm, lawsuit, leukemia, uncover truth, legal investigation, reach out, righting the wronged, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., massachusetts, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 118K
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, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
78%
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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: suspenseful, clever, biting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, neo noir, false accusation, self defense, crime, dishonesty, hopes, life is a bitch, lawyers and clients, legal action, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, talky, clever ...
Plot: small town, courtroom, hopes, teachers and students, media, journalism, small town life, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, legal action, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, anthology, racism, crimes, criminal, police, crime investigation, society, legal action, legal investigation, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 32K
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: tense, touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, character study, redemption, courtroom, self esteem, fighting the system, injustice, coma, workplace situations, dishonesty, introspection, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 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, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cincinnati ohio, indiana, ohio, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, frame up, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, haunted by the past, anti semitism, politics, legal action, crimes, prison life, power relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 55K
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: clever, tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, self defense, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, lawsuit, domestic violence, leukemia, hopes, life changing experience, selflessness, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
...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: clever, dark humor, witty, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, prison, fighting the system, crime, betrayal, uncover truth, crimes, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, incompetent court ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: disturbing, realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: injustice, electric chair, discrimination, interracial relations, life is a bitch, legal action, rebellion, politics, ambition, jury, legal, false accusation ...
Time: 30s
Place: alabama, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 8K
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, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, power relations, dishonesty, mute or deaf, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, injustice, district attorney, bar, jury, crimes, legal action, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
55%
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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, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, snitch, jury, police, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, rebellion, liberal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: talky, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, civil rights, widow, activist, trial, power relations, righting the wronged, legal, jury ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 5K
Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal action, mystery, elderly, who done it, power relations, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
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, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, who done it, legal action, legal investigation, crime, mob boss, organized crime, idealism, society, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: bleak, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, execution, drifter, death sentence, polish, courtroom drama, fighting the system, death row, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: poland, warsaw poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, boarding house, trial, death sentence, legal, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, racism, crime, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, legal action, life is a bitch, interracial relations, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 204K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gay, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, terminal illness, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: surreal, bleak, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, police, courtroom drama, crime, protagonist as suspect, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, life is a bitch, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, confined, law enforcer killer, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 6K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, parents and children, court, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, racism, family relations, power relations, court case, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, budapest hungary, chicago illinois, hungary, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 31K
Find Me Guilty (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: realistic, captivating, witty, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: mafia, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime, legal action, criminal heroes, outsmarting, gangsters, court case, jury, judge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%