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, thought provoking, stylized, captivating and dramatic films and TV shows about / with execution, murder, death, brutality, violence, mentor, storytelling, runaway, politics and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, History and War genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as execution: Circle (2015), The Basement (2018), Psychopaths (2017), Nuremberg (2000), House of Saddam (2008), The Green Mile (1999), Love and Death (1975), Fallen (1998), The Name of the Rose (1986), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006).

List of execution movies

 6.0
 54K
Circle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: morality, execution, survival horror, game of death, stranger, death, survival, sole survivor, prejudice, murder, life & death, memory ...
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 4.3
 5K
The Basement (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seemingly innocent man is abducted by a notorious L.A. serial killer, who forces his victims to switch roles with him so that he can enact his own capture, torture and murder.
Style: suspense, brutal, rough, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: execution, killer clown, held captive, serial killer, torture, capture, kidnapping, kidnapped, maniac, homicidal maniac, missing person, psychopath ...
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 4.1
 699
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.
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: execution, serial killer, electric chair, murder, violence, masked killer, escaped mental patient, police officer, torture, prostitute, psychopath, chaos ...
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 7.3
 6K
Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, war crime, anti semitism, execution, psychologist, courtroom drama, judge, legal, rebellion, leadership, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, england, europe, france
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House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
TV show
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: saddam hussein, historical character, execution, gulf war, megalomaniac, dictatorship, political unrest, treason, politics, rivalry, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: iraq, middle east, iran
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 8.6
 1.3M
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, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, death row, prison life, confined, healing power, justice, death sentence, electric chair ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 90s, year 1999
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.7
 38K
Love and Death (1975)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France, 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: humorous, witty, parody, surreal, not serious ...
Plot: execution, duel, war, nothing goes right, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, comedy of errors, disorder, goofy hero, military, angel ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 70s, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.0
 82K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, devil, psychic, good versus evil, murder, curse, execution, police detective, mystery, angel, psychopath, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, gloomy, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: monastery, investigation, monk, clergy, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder, medieval, inquisition, execution, temptation, court ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, italy, south of france, france
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Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
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: serious, captivating, sexy, epic, colourful ...
Plot: royal family, betrayal, forbidden love, martial arts, empress, execution, punishment, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
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 8.4
 75K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
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, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: brutality, atrocity, world war two, war crime, genocide, against humanity, holocaust, teenage girl, occupation, war, military, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, ussr, germany, poland
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Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: bullying, brutality, punishment, gang, anger, execution, humiliation, cruelty, drug abuse, revenge, vigilantism, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 7.2
 227K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, desire for fame, prison, jazz, rivalry, court, execution, satire, showbiz, rising to stardom, jail, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 7.9
 180K
Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.
Style: breathtaking, serious, stylized, epic, twists and turns ...
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, sword fight, swords and armor, adventure, heroes, execution, lovers, reward, hopes, patriot, deception ...
Place: ancient china, china, asia, hong kong
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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 189 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, execution, religions or cults, society, legal, politics, social decay, courtroom drama, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 6.7
 85K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, family, race against time, revolution, wrong place wrong time, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, coup d'etat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, vietnam, canada, middle east ...
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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: king, royal family, execution, coronation, power, spy, rivalry, conspiracy, treason, betrayal, horse riding, monarchy ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, scotland, london
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Place of Execution (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, village, execution, amateur detective, journalism, private detective, crimes, switching roles, injustice, missing girl, conspiracy, child molestation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963, year 1964
Place: england, london
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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: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, meditative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, faith, monastery, hostage, execution, muslim, evacuation, peace, political unrest, massacre ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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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: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, adventure, wartime life, german, life is a bitch, young heroes, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
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 7.1
 46K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, dictatorship, execution, idealism, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, freedom, military ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1957
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
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, ira, rebellion, resistance, politics, freedom, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, execution, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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 7.0
 155K
Spy Game (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan, France, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced to die in Beijing. Although their friendship has been marred by bad blood and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, espionage, mentor, working undercover, rescue, terrorist, undercover, bribery, race against time, secret agents, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: china, washington d.c., germany, berlin germany, hong kong ...
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 7.1
 270K
Dredd (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, South Africa
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: intense, futuristic, neo noir, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: judge, post apocalypse, distopia, lone hero, tough law enforcer, cyberpunk, drug lord, trapped, fighting crime, one man army, future dystopia, survival ...
Time: future
Place: usa, america
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 6.2
 27K
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: macabre, scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, sadistic horror, torture, human monster, sadism, survival, cruelty, confined, strong violent content, violence, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 8.5
 507K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: heroic, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, norse mythology, king, battles, legends and myths, historical character, adventure, heroes, viking, leader, adventurer, tough heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 9th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe, iceland
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 7.7
 25K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, male nudity, leadership, war, society, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: italy, paris france, france, europe
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 9.3
 2.0M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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: epic, captivating, atmospheric, sexual, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, dragon, king, intrigue, adventure, incest, betrayal, political intrigue, medieval, throne, swords and armor, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo is the remake of Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xin that stars IU as a woman who gets time-warped back to the Goryeo dynasty, and becomes involved with a very large family of princes, some of whom are vying for the throne, or her ...
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, sweet, harsh ...
Plot: love triangle, broken heart, royal family, romantic triangle, time travel, rivalry, sweetheart, time traveler, love, king, throne, palace ...
Time: 10th century
Place: korea
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, nazism, war, gas chamber, nazi, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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