Wrongful conviction movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant wrongful conviction movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating and disturbing films and TV shows about / with wrongful conviction, murder, prison, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, lawyer, justice, violence and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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wrongful conviction movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as wrongful conviction: Rectify (2013), Proven Innocent (2019), In Justice (2006), Crown Heights (2017), Innocent (2018), Just Cause (2001), For Life (2020), A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013), The Truth Will Out (2018), Text (2019).

List of wrongful conviction movies

 8.3
 25K
Rectify (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside ...
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: ex convict, wrongful conviction, freedom, innocence, family relations, lawyer, death row, miscarriage of justice, starting over, direction and purpose, homecoming, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa, europe
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Proven Innocent (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Madeline Scott, a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice, runs an underdog criminal defense firm. There is no one who understands the power of setting an innocent person free more than Madeline. At age 18, she was wrongfully ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: women's prison, wrongful conviction, lawyer, innocent, hotshot lawyer, ex convict, career, evidence, help, court, society, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 537
In Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In Justice is an American television police procedural created by Michelle King and Robert King. The series began airing on Sunday, January 1, 2006 on ABC as a midseason replacement and assumed its regular night and time on Friday, January 6, 2006 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: lawyer, wrongful conviction, evidence, false accusation, witness, courtroom, release from prison, legal, attorney, murder, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, oakland california
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Crown Heights (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Colin Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.
Style: intense, realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspense
Plot: miscarriage of justice, wrongful conviction, friendship, false accusation, prison, husband wife relationship, lie, injustice, fighting the system, prison life, freedom, legal ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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 7.4
 3K
Innocent (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After seven years in a high security prison, David Collins' conviction for the murder of his wife, Tara, is overturned due to a technicality, or as his lawyer puts it, an appalling miscarriage of justice. Able to start his life again and begin ...
Style: intense, realistic, suspense, serious
Plot: death of wife, murder, mystery, wrongful conviction, ex convict, prison, police, freedom, release from prison, father son relationship, investigation, courtroom ...
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 6.9
 102
Just Cause (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Just Cause is an award-winning Canadian legal drama television series produced by Mind's Eye Entertainment. Filming was done in Vancouver, British Columbia but the series is set in San Francisco, California.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: law firm, warden, parole officer, righting the wronged, legal investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, legal, legal action, rivalry, missing person, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.6
 4K
For Life (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, twists and turns
Plot: confined, prisoner, lawyer, mind game, prison, wrongful conviction, vengeance, scheme, danger, injustice, legal system, justice ...
Time: contemporary
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A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, youth, twins, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, teenage life, deadly, danger, friendship, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Truth Will Out (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.
Style: tense, enigmatic, suspense, captivating
Plot: cold case, murder, wrongful conviction, corruption, father daughter relationship, mental illness, politician, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, childhood trauma, investigation, crimes ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 6.7
 3K
Text (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ilya Goryunov has spent seven years in prison on false charges of drug trafficking. When Ilya is free he realizes that the old life that he yearned for is no more. Although he did not intend to take revenge on the man who sent him to prison, now ...
Style: sexy, suspense, cynical, disturbing, avant garde ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, sexual relations, female nudity, lust, revenge, male protagonist, drunkenness, anger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drinking alcohol, falsely accused, wrongful conviction ...
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 7.2
 5K
Brian Banks (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.
Style: factual, disturbing, realistic, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: american football, prison, false accusation, wrongful conviction, lawyer, fighting the system, miscarriage of justice, courtroom, human spirit, friendship, freedom, justice ...
Time: 2000s
Place: los angeles
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 7.2
 63K
Papillon (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Henri "Papillon" Charrière is convicted in Paris for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he becomes obsessed with escaping. After planning and executing a series of treacherous ...
Style: suspense, factual, homoerotic, brutal
Plot: prison escape, solitary, prison, prison life, survival, life sentence, safecracker, island prison, friendship, human spirit, jungle, escape plan ...
Time: year 1969, 1930s, year 1970
Place: south america, colombia, venezuela, france, paris france
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 4.9
 3K
Zinda (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, danger, martial arts, confined, crimes, missing person, dishonesty, captivity, rivalry, imprisonment, wrongful conviction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bangkok thailand
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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: captivating, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: false accusation, drug dealing, legal, injustice, prison, righting the wronged, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, protagonist as suspect, crimes, hopes ...
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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nine years on, another Morley child has gone missing on her way home from school. Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson is forced to remember the very similar disappearance of Clare Kemplay, who was found dead in 1974, and the subsequent ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic, brutal, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, missing child, murder, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, deadly, confined, clergy, life is a bitch, mastermind ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
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Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: false accusation, faked death, sailboat, vengeance, prison, betrayal, crime, crimes, manipulation, manhunt, presumed dead, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, georgia, southern usa
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White Lies, Black Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Heads are lined up on the shelves one next to another, with different colors and hair styles, yet all the faces are cold and nonchalant. This is Rainbow Salon, a supplier of hair models and wigs to salons and schools. Among these countless ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, disturbing, touching, suspenseful
Plot: elopement, lie, wrongful conviction, investigative journalism, infidelity, domestic violence, interrogation, novel, news reporter, plot twist, father daughter relationship, questioning ...
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 5.6
 821
Cecilie (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Cecilie sees and hears things no one else does; places suddenly change appearance, people aren´t really there. One night she experiences a rape, but no traces are to be found. Her husband Mads commits her to a psychiatric hospital. With the help of ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: drowning in a bathtub, hallucination, left for dead, kidnapping, serial killer, strangulation, drowning, reincarnation, suicide attempt, supernatural power, psychiatrist, blood ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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Demons from Her Past (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman returns to her hometown searching for answers after she's released from prison, having served a 25-year sentence for a crime she didn't commit.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, mystery, righting the wronged, rivalry, homecoming, injustice, frame up, abduction, cover up, wrongful conviction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, prison life, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
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Die Millennium-Katastrophe - Computer-Crash 2000 (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A convicted murderer holds the world hostage with a year 2000 virus in all the world's major computer systems.
Plot: wrongful conviction, computer, beating, new year, satellite, rescue, model ship, computer virus, password, professor, sailing boat, chancellor ...
Place: berlin germany, sydney australia, pacific ocean
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Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, frame up, false accusation, wrongful conviction, prison riot, mccarthyism, lust, murder, anger, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
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Bringing Down the House (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Straight-laced lawyer, Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) meets and falls in love with online chat friend "Lawyer-Girl", Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), only to discover she's a convicted bank robber. Charlene escapes from jail and comes ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: lawyer, odd couple, friendship, farce, romance, comedy of errors, looking for love, couple relations, law firm, workaholic, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
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Minnesota Clay (1964)
Genre: Action, War, Western
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, gang, prison, crooked sheriff, wrongful conviction, quarry, prison life, frame up, captivity, investigation, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: minnesota
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 5.8
 131K
Gamer (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, cyberspace, computers and web, distopia, contests and competitions, danger, future dystopia, chases and races, profanity, wrongful imprisonment, prison, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2030s, near future
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Norte, the End of History (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 250 min.
Story: A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable, when ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: double murder, social problems, social relations, society, immigrants, working class, village life, punishment, revenge, government corruption, jail, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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 7.3
 7K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, actor's life, showbiz, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Scattered Dreams (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It is about a loving couple which trying to make a living in 1951 Florida. When they are arrested, for a crime they didn't commit. The pair are given long jail terms and ripped from their children, so they begin a stunning fight for justice ...
Plot: legal action, suicide attempt, family relations, foster home, wrongful imprisonment, wrongful conviction, corrupt sheriff, racial tension, police brutality, controversy, mother daughter relationship, innocence ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
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 6.1
 103
Doing Life (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony Danza stars in this prison drama about Jerome "Jerry" Rosenburg, a self-professed "jailhouse lawyer" who defends himself against the homicide charge that has put him on death row. This tense movie, made in Canada, has the ...
Plot: prison, wrongful conviction, lawyer, prison warden, prisoner, innocence, killer, wrongful imprisonment, convict
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 6.9
 6K
Anjaam (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Vijay Agnihotri is a wealthy, spoilt man who lives with his mother in the city of Mumbai. His mother has allowed him everything and more than that he wants. One day on a mishap Vijay manages to reach up with an air-hostess named Shivani Chopra, he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: obsessive love, vengeance, obsession, murder, stewardess, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, frame up, danger, crimes, family in danger, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
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