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, interesting, intense, dramatic and talky films and TV shows about / with execution, death, brutality, murder, mentor, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, betrayal and justice plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as execution: The Green Mile (1999), Love and Death (1975), Fallen (1998), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Come and See (1985), Dredd (2012), A Mighty Heart (2007), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008).

List of execution movies

 8.6
 995K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: death row, false accusation, prison life, supernatural, supernatural ability, human nature, death sentence, life philosophy, healing power, prison, confined, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.8
 33K
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: intellectual, humorous, witty, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: duel, execution, war, love and romance, nothing goes right, parody, goofy hero, couple relations, military, comedy of errors, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.0
 68K
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, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, murder, execution, devil, police detective, mystery, angel, psychic, psychopath, police, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, throne, royal family, british history, queen elizabeth i, execution, political intrigue, period piece, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
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 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, resistance, rebellion, ira, politics, freedom, irish, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school, boston ...
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 7.1
 233K
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, judge, drug lord, survival, gunfight, justice, one man army, corruption, police, rivalry, arrest, neo noir ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 6.7
 26K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: execution, murder, kidnapping, politics, faith, investigation, loss of spouse, journalism, friendship, muslim, disappearance, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s
Place: pakistan, middle east, manhattan new york city, israel, afghanistan
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
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: intellectual, psychological, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, trial, execution, temptation, murder, danger, uncover truth, god or devil, accident ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe
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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: stylized, captivating, sexual, sexy, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal court, royal family, intrigue, king, seduction, mistress, jealousy, siblings relations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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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, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, tragic event, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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 8.0
 712K
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, justice, loss of loved one, dark hero, crimes, corruption, neo noir, gory, torture, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 9.5
 1.4M
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: atmospheric, captivating, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, political intrigue, politics, adventure, king, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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 6.3
 23K
Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Horror
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, cruelty, violence, mad scientist, sadism, life is a bitch, execution, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 8.6
 329K
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, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, historical character, heroic, legends and myths, tough heroes, battles, master warrior, king, heroes, adventure, viking ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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 6.0
 28K
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, execution, morality, alien abduction, death, prejudice, survival horror, voting, murder, pregnant, atheist ...
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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, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, legal, politics, americana, courtroom drama, social decay, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: usa, massachusetts
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, captivating, realistic, serious, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, execution, treason, ambition, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, royal court ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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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: bleak, psychological, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, drifter, execution, polish, death sentence, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hanging, punishment ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: poland, warsaw poland, california
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 7.9
 11K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, murder, australian, execution, anti war, soldier, writing, trial, military life, politics, war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
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Place of Execution (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young girl mysteriously vanishes from her English village home. Forty-five years later, a journalist's attempts to make a documentary on the case threaten to shatter the lives of all involved.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: investigation, execution, village, deadly, private detective, genocide, journalism, injustice, amateur detective, village life, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1964, year 1963
Place: england, mine
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, execution, monastery, muslim, christmas, hostage, medicine, faith, protection, koran ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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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, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, historical character, trial, boarding house, death sentence, legal, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
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Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: horse, coming of age, resistance, execution, occupation, nazism, war, adventure, wartime life, life is a bitch, oppression, mayor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: netherlands, holland, europe
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House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: realistic, stylized, clever, serious, rough ...
Plot: dictatorship, gulf war, execution, head of state, mad, historical character, political unrest, treason, rivalry, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: iraq, middle east, iran
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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Style: stylized, epic, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, royal family, empress, betrayal, rebellion, incest, queen, massacre, lust, emperor, execution, punishment ...
Time: middle ages, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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The Hunting Party (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative ...
Style: rough, tense, talky, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: journalism, cia, war crime, danger, reward, friendship, vacation, journalist, vengeance, war, track down, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, croatia ...
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 5.9
 71K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, forensics, frame up, paranoia, chaos, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 7.1
 15K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: witty, talky, psychological, clever, sincere ...
Plot: murder, obsession, friendship, investigation, homosexual, execution, hanging, singer, newspaper, respect, writer's life, gay ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
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 7.5
 28K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, squad, execution, soldier, snow, anti war, nazism, german, war, russian, politics, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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