Movies like The Accused

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The Accused
Genre: Drama
Country: 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, intense, dramatic, captivating, interesting, psychological ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, justice, court, betrayal, violence, guilt, investigation, drinking, revenge, friendship, dedicated lawyer, crime, sexualized violence, brutality, manipulation, witnessing a crime, women, psychology, corruption, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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The Hunt
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Denmark, Sweden
115 min.
 8.3
The Magdalene Sisters
Drama
Ireland, UK
114 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to The Accused

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and interesting films with plots about mentor, justice, redemption, runaway, storytelling, dialogue and corruption mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Accused: North Country (2005), The Verdict (1982), Nuts (1987), Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), The Magdalene Sisters (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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North Country
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic, disturbing ...
Plot: women, courtroom drama, workplace, small town, court, lawyer, rape, courtroom, father daughter relationship, mining, lawsuit, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, mine
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The Verdict
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: talky, clever, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, hospital, courtroom, court, fighting the system, lawyer, justice, betrayal, legal action, mentor, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
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Nuts
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, mental illness, courtroom, lawyer, psychiatrist, insanity, prostitution, parents and children, child abuse, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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Bastard Out of Carolina
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, coming of age, child abuse, rape, violence, hospital, innocence lost, poverty, brutality, parents and children, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
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The Magdalene Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, latin america, europe
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A Civil Action
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, factual ...
Plot: lawyer, small town, courtroom drama, obsession, courtroom, court, dedicated lawyer, investigation, greed, justice, legal investigation, lone hero ...
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Country: USA
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Style: talky, tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, political corruption, idealism, police, politics, conspiracy, mafia, political, murder, uncover truth, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Hunt
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, teacher, child abuse, hunting, children, divorce, guilt, paranoia, false accusation, violence, sexual abuse, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten
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    User:   46%
 
 7.2
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The Woodsman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, sincere, intense ...
Plot: friendship, sexual abuse, redemption, prison, child abuse, father daughter relationship, loneliness, police, male nudity, drinking, sex, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
 6.4
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Panther
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, factual, realistic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, violence, drugs, rebelliousness, interracial relations, brutality, conspiracy theory, segregation, political unrest, racism, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, vietnam
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System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
 7.2
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Slam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: prison, crime, poetry, injustice, marijuana, drugs, violence, weed, hip hop, gangs, hopes, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
A Cry in the Dark
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, investigation, tragedy, prejudice, justice, dedicated lawyer, australian, camp, guilt, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Sling Blade
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, childhood, tragedy, mentally challenged, storytelling, character study, mental illness, mentor, violent ...
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Philadelphia
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, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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True Colors
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, friendship, politics, political corruption, vengeance, corruption, revenge, unlikely friendships, world politics, mentor, blind ambition, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
 7.3
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Tape
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: hotel, obsession, high school, friendship, drinking, drugs, friends, rape, haunted by the past, guilt, relationships, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, oakland california
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System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
 7.4
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Manic
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, addiction, mental institution, teenager, adolescence, violent, mentor, sexual abuse, bullying, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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Nell
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family, solitude, psychology, innocence lost, death, self discovery, doctors, wilderness, doctors and patients, mentor, disability ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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System:   49%
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Extremities
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, rape, violence, vigilantism, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, brutality, confined, justice, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
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A Time to Kill
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: suspense, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
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Boy A
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, childhood, friendship, coming of age, mentor, haunted by the past, redemption, bullying, identity, prison, guilt, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
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System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: innocence lost, revolution, coming of age, loneliness, corruption, communism, prostitution, sexual abuse, death, mentor, pornography, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
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System:   42%
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Ragtime
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: fighting the system, jazz, friendship, murder, interracial relations, justice, social differences, racism, distopia, adaptation, runaway, racial injustice ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: harlem, usa, new york, london, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   41%
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99 Homes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, dramatic, interesting ...
Plot: single father, corruption, money, lawyer, police, guilt, morality, moral dilemma, greed, capitalism, mentor, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, boston, new orleans, california ...
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System:   41%
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Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, disability, suicide, dedicated lawyer, life & death, lawyer, death, legal action, destiny, mentor, doctors, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
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System:   40%
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Little Boy Blue
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, murder, incest, death, storytelling, parents and children, police investigation, family, siblings relations, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
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The Believer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, love, violence, survival, jews, violence spree, assassination, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, new york, usa, germany, argentina
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System:   35%
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True Believer
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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: crime, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, prison, neo noir, legal action, murder, murder mystery, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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System:   35%
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The Boys in the Band
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: realistic, witty, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, friendship, drinking, prejudice, farce, gays and lesbians, aids, stereotypes, gender, unlikely friendships, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
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