Execution movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant execution movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, intense, suspenseful, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with execution, murder, death, brutality, mentor, violence, storytelling, torture, revenge and justice plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Hungary and other countries.
execution movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as execution: The Green Mile (1999), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Fallen (1998), Love and Death (1975), Dredd (2012), Frontier(s) (2007), Circle (2015), Salem Witch Trials (2002), Game of Thrones (2011), Vikings (2013).

List of execution movies

The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: death row, false accusation, supernatural ability, prison life, supernatural, human nature, life philosophy, death sentence, healing power, prison, confined, magic realism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, royal family, queen elizabeth i, throne, political intrigue, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue, politics, execution, female protagonist, british history ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, renaissance, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
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Fallen (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, devil, good versus evil, execution, angel, psychopath, police, evil, curse, bible, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: duel, execution, parody, farce, angel, suicide attempt, comedy of errors, war, nothing goes right, couples, napoleon, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa, USA, India
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, drug lord, judge, survival, justice, corruption, police, neo noir, gunfight, rivalry, criminal, one man army ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, sinister ...
Plot: psychopath, survival, cannibalism, torture, confined, violence, cruelty, sadism, mad scientist, execution, life is a bitch, fascism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Circle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Could you trust a jury of your peers with your life? The contestants of a mysterious death game must make harrowing decisions as they strategize for survival in this psychological sci-fi thriller.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, talky, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: stranger, survival, morality, execution, death, alien abduction, prejudice, murder, voting, survival horror, sacrifice, pregnant ...
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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, courtroom drama, society, religions or cults, americana, legal, social decay, politics, wizards and magicians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, palaces castles and temples, politics, political intrigue, royal family, adventure, killings, strong sexual content, political unrest ...
Time: middle ages
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Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, legends and myths, heroic, tough heroes, master warrior, battles, viking, adventure, folk hero, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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Bullet (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Danny Trejo plays 'Bullet' a tough cop who takes the law into his own hands when his grandson is kidnapped.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, crimes, corruption, law enforcement, drug dealing, danger, family relations, revenge, extortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa
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Meet the Spartans (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, funny, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, queen, escapades, army, heroic mission, heroes, fight, goofy hero, rivalry, disorder, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, young heroes, childhood, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, uncover truth, danger, god or devil, execution, christianity, temptation, trial, amateur detective ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, italy
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Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, twists and turns, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, social decay, crimes, justice, loss of loved one, urban, corruption, gory, tough heroes, dark hero, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: captivating, sexy, stylized, sexual, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, queen, royal family, royal court, seduction, king, intrigue, siblings relations, love and romance, ambition, jealousy, mistress ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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A Mighty Heart (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on Mariane Pearl's account of the terrifying and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl's life and death.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: murder, execution, kidnapping, faith, friendship, journalism, politics, investigation, loss of spouse, death, fbi, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, israel, afghanistan
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No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, survival, hotel, execution, american abroad, u.s. embassy, revolution, race against time, family in danger, family, chaos, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
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Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, shallow grave, bureaucracy, execution, corpse, psychiatrist, crime, police investigation, forensics ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: soviet union, russia, california
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Psychopaths (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A sprawling, psychedelic ensemble piece that follows several serial killers over the course of a single night.
Plot: execution, serial killer, police officer, electric chair, burn scar, masked killer, sedative, strangled to death, torture, prostitute, drug use, severed finger ...
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La higuera de los bastardos (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A trigger-happy Nationalist fears retribution from the son of a man he executed. To mollify the boy's anger, he takes a drastic step: he keeps constant watch over the fig tree the boy has planted at his father's gravesite. As the years ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending
Plot: soldier, execution, village, night, blackmail, religion, child, redemption, tree, hanging, army, virgin ...
Place: basque country
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Female Slaves Revenge (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After a slave uprising, 10 black mistresses of a white landowner decide to capture their master after he refuses to turn over his ill-gained wealth.
Plot: execution, bondage, revenge, exploitation, torture, high heels, slave
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Janosik (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 163 min.
Story: This film is one of the most popular pictures of Slovak cinema and relates the story about the legendary folk hero and brigand Juro Jánošík [1688-1713] and the social situation in Slovakia of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The first part ...
Plot: execution, bandit, death, legendary hero, mountain
Time: 16th century
Place: slovakia
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Allegro Barbaro (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Zsadányi flees from the authorities with his goddaughter, Bankós Mari, and they escape into the forest. The film then skips ahead thirty-fold years: Zsadány and Mari are now lovers, with the sound of war in the background halting their romance. ...
Plot: execution, politics, love, murder, class struggle
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Ninja: The Battalion (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four Chinese germ warfare scientists are kidnapped by a Japanese organisation.
Plot: ninja, martial arts, execution, man kills a woman, two man army, mexican standoff, ak 47, grenade, m 16, female gunfighter, battle, shot to death ...
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The Long Hair of Death (1965)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord's sexual desire for her mother. After confronting the lord on the matter, ...
Plot: revenge, supernatural, execution, gothic horror, witchcraft, superstition, supernatural horror
Time: 1400s
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The Dead Don't Die (1975)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In the 1930s, a sailor trying to prove that his brother was wrongly executed for murder finds himself becoming drawn in the occult world.
Plot: zombie, execution, neo noir, scientist, revenge, murder, occult, supernatural, living dead, mad scientist, city, brother ...
Time: 1930s
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Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bubba, an intellectually disabled man, is falsely accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to be hunted down and shot by four vigilante men. After they are acquitted due to lack of evidence, the men ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious
Plot: scarecrow, vengeance, murder, small town, lynch mob, farmer, mystery, false accusation, injustice, legal action, righting the wronged, mentally challenged ...
Time: 80s
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The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, death row, capital punishment, execution, prison, going straight, crime, introspection, suicide attempt, prison life, confined, crimes ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
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The Witness (1969)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Known as the best satire about communism, banned for over a decade in Hungary. 'The Witness' has become a cult classic, well received by critics and general audiences when it was finally released outside of Hungary. 'The Witness' ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: last supper, political satire, amusement park, cemetery, execution, minister, absurdism, swimming pool, socialism, ice cream, streetcar, fascist ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
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