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In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Biography, Drama

In The Name Of The Father (1993)

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce. Based on a true story. (Read More)

Themes:justice, prejudice, surveillance, faith, tragedy, terrorism, military, deception, torture, politics, friendship
Locations:england, courtroom, snow
Characters:thief, lawyer, soldier, prostitute
Period:1970s, 1980s
Story:prison riot, judicial system, irish republican army, riot police, belfast northern ireland, northern ireland, protest march, pub, bomb making, wrongful arrest, female lawyer, water torture, london england, maximum security prison, prison fight, prison warden, prison guard, foot chase, political violence, police violence

'71 (2014)
Action, Drama, Thriller, War

'71 (2014)

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

Themes:terrorism, military
Characters:soldier
Period:1970s
Story:irish republican army, belfast northern ireland, foot chase, british army, armored car, molotov cocktail, assault rifle, exploding building, police brutality, riot, pub, ireland, f word, revolver, interrogation, bomb, held at gunpoint, machine gun, beating, pistol

Lock Up (1989)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, torture, friendship
Locations:snow
Period:1980s
Story:prison riot, prison fight, prison warden, prison guard, foot chase, abuse of power, security camera, jail cell, hate, anti hero, prisoner, montage, f word, handcuffs, interrogation, held at gunpoint, shotgun, machine gun, beating, prison

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, deception, torture
Characters:soldier
Story:london england, maximum security prison, prison warden, prison guard, foot chase, cockney accent, commando raid, armored car, assault rifle, punched in the chest, death threat, burglary, security camera, sociopath, news report, anti hero, nonlinear timeline, prisoner, terrorist, f word

Hummingbird (2013) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hummingbird (2013)

Themes:surveillance, deception
Characters:soldier, prostitute
Story:london england, foot chase, cockney accent, armored car, assault rifle, homeless man, punched in the chest, irish, phone booth, exploding building, news report, anti hero, montage, f word, revolver, punched in the face, gangster, machine gun, beating, pistol

Hunger (2008)
Biography, Drama

Hunger (2008)

Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit. This is why Hunger (2008) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, torture, politics
Locations:snow
Period:1980s
Story:irish republican army, northern ireland, prison guard, shouting, cigarette lighter, irish, what happened to epilogue, police brutality, riot, ireland, protest, prisoner, montage, terrorist, f word, punched in the face, beating, prison, crying, title spoken by character

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, torture, friendship
Characters:thief, prostitute
Story:foot chase, armored car, abuse of power, marijuana joint, police raid, assault rifle, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, police corruption, death threat, security camera, sociopath, pot smoking, police brutality, corrupt cop, protest, news report, prisoner, drug dealer, montage

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:justice, surveillance, deception, torture, friendship
Locations:courtroom, snow
Characters:lawyer, prostitute
Period:1980s
Story:female lawyer, rastafarian, dreadlocks, police raid, homeless man, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, security camera, sociopath, police brutality, anti hero, false accusation, trial, judge, drug dealer, montage, disguise, f word, revolver, handcuffs

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, tragedy, terrorism, deception
Characters:soldier
Story:commando raid, marijuana joint, police raid, media coverage, punched in the chest, exploding building, security camera, sociopath, what happened to epilogue, pot smoking, news report, drug dealer, montage, terrorist, f word, handcuffs, interrogation, bomb, held at gunpoint, arrest

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)

Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg. (Read More)

Themes:justice, terrorism, torture, politics
Locations:courtroom
Characters:thief, lawyer
Period:1970s
Story:riot police, bomb making, foot chase, jail cell, pot smoking, police brutality, tank, protest, trial, judge, prisoner, montage, disguise, terrorist, handcuffs, interrogation, bomb, arrest, punched in the face, machine gun

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. This is why Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception
Characters:prostitute
Story:prison riot, riot police, london england, prison warden, prison guard, cockney accent, jukebox, media coverage, assault rifle, punched in the chest, security camera, jail cell, sociopath, police brutality, riot, corrupt cop, news report, anti hero, trial, prisoner

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:justice, surveillance, tragedy, terrorism, deception, torture, politics, friendship
Characters:thief, lawyer
Story:wrongful arrest, female lawyer, prison warden, prison guard, cockney accent, armored car, police raid, media coverage, ferry, assault rifle, punched in the chest, police corruption, death threat, exploding building, jail cell, sociopath, police brutality, corrupt cop, hate, person on fire

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:friendship
Period:1970s
Story:foot chase, dreadlocks, marijuana joint, jail cell, police brutality, hate, anti hero, prisoner, drug dealer, f word, revolver, handcuffs, interrogation, death of father, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, gangster, machine gun

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:justice, deception, torture, friendship
Locations:england
Characters:lawyer, prostitute
Story:riot police, london england, cockney accent, molotov cocktail, police inspector, police raid, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, irish, exploding building, sociopath, riot, pub, anti hero, trial, drug dealer, f word, revolver, handcuffs, interrogation

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:deception
Locations:snow
Story:prison guard, foot chase, molotov cocktail, cigarette lighter, police corruption, jail cell, pot smoking, police brutality, corrupt cop, person on fire, anti hero, prisoner, drug dealer, f word, bomb, held at gunpoint, shotgun, gangster, machine gun, prison

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance, faith, deception, friendship
Story:prison guard, jukebox, assault rifle, death threat, sociopath, news report, anti hero, prisoner, drug dealer, montage, disguise, f word, revolver, death of father, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, gangster, machine gun

The Devil's Own (1997) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Devil's Own (1997)

A thriller about an IRA gunman who draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. Frankie McGuire is one of the IRA's deadliest assassins. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, force Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, terrorism, politics, friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:irish republican army, belfast northern ireland, northern ireland, foot chase, british army, ferry, irish, ireland, tank, judge, terrorist, revolver, machine gun, explosion, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, family relationships, police, violence

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, tragedy, deception
Locations:courtroom, snow
Characters:thief, lawyer, prostitute
Period:1970s
Story:foot chase, jukebox, phone booth, jail cell, what happened to epilogue, binoculars, judge, nonlinear timeline, prisoner, montage, disguise, f word, revolver, handcuffs, death of father, held at gunpoint, arrest, prison, voice over narration, based on true story

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, politics
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:female lawyer, city hall, media coverage, security camera, police brutality, protest, news report, anti hero, false accusation, trial, judge, f word, handcuffs, death of father, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, beating, pistol

Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Characters:lawyer
Story:media coverage, irish, phone booth, exploding building, jail cell, news report, nonlinear timeline, prisoner, drug dealer, f word, revolver, interrogation, arrest, shotgun, gangster, beating, prison, voice over narration, based on true story, pistol

The Last Castle (2001) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Last Castle (2001)

When three star General Irwin is transferred to a maximum security military prison, its warden, Colonel Winter, can't hide his admiration towards the highly decorated and experienced soldier. Irwin has been stripped of his rank for disobedience in a mission, but not of fame. Colonel Winter, who runs the prison with an iron fist, deeply admires the General, but works with completely different methods in order to keep up discipline. After a short while, Irwin can feel Winter's unjust treatment of the inmates. He decides to teach Winter a lesson by taking over command of the facility and thus depriving him of his smug attitude. When Winter decides to participate in what he still thinks of as a game, it may already be too late to win. This is why The Last Castle (2001) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993). (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:prison riot, prison fight, prison warden, prison guard, molotov cocktail, jail cell, person on fire, protest, prison, prisoner, handcuffs, arrest, shotgun, machine gun, beating, voice over narration, pistol, knife, explosion, cigarette smoking

Rendition (2007)
Drama, Thriller

Rendition (2007)

After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an American. He is apprehended when he's on his way home. The U.S. sends him to the country where the incident occurs for interrogation which includes torture. An American CIA operative observes the interrogation and is at odds whether to keep it going or to stop it. In the meantime, the man's wife raises hell to find him despite being pregnant but the person behind this refuses to help or give her any information. (Read More)

Themes:faith, terrorism, deception, torture, politics, friendship
Characters:lawyer
Story:riot police, bomb making, water torture, terrorist, handcuffs, interrogation, bomb, punched in the face, beating, prison, brother sister relationship, pistol, explosion, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, father son relationship

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture
Characters:lawyer
Story:water torture, foot chase, marijuana joint, police raid, death threat, exploding building, anti hero, prisoner, drug dealer, disguise, f word, revolver, interrogation, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, machine gun, beating, prison

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance, tragedy, deception, torture, friendship
Characters:prostitute
Story:foot chase, hit with a chair, cockney accent, armored car, punched in the chest, sociopath, binoculars, news report, anti hero, nonlinear timeline, revolver, interrogation, bomb, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, gangster, machine gun, beating

War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, torture, friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:soldier, prostitute
Story:armored car, death threat, sociopath, what happened to epilogue, tank, nonlinear timeline, drug dealer, montage, f word, handcuffs, interrogation, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, machine gun, beating, voice over narration, based on true story, pistol, chase

Snitch (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. This is why Snitch (2013) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception
Characters:lawyer
Story:wrongful arrest, foot chase, trial, prisoner, drug dealer, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, gangster, machine gun, beating, prison, based on true story, pistol, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, deception, torture, friendship
Locations:snow
Characters:thief, prostitute
Story:molotov cocktail, police inspector, punched in the chest, police corruption, irish, phone booth, exploding building, sociopath, corrupt cop, anti hero, nonlinear timeline, prisoner, montage, f word, revolver, handcuffs, interrogation, death of father, bomb, held at gunpoint

Rules Of Engagement (2000)
Drama, Thriller, War

Rules Of Engagement (2000)

Hayes Hodges finds his career aspirations dashed when he's wounded in Vietnam combat. He then returns to America and becomes a disillusioned lawyer who goes up against the service to defend Colonel Terry Childers, who is accused of inciting an incident that leaves many demonstrators dead. Hodges in no position to decline: Childers heroically saved his life back in Vietnam. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, military, friendship
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer, soldier
Story:judicial system, judiciary, judicial, molotov cocktail, media coverage, security camera, what happened to epilogue, riot, protest, news report, false accusation, trial, judge, f word, interrogation, machine gun, pistol, explosion, title spoken by character, father daughter relationship

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:deception, friendship
Locations:england
Characters:thief, soldier, prostitute
Story:london england, foot chase, cockney accent, punched in the chest, death threat, jail cell, riot, anti hero, nonlinear timeline, prisoner, montage, disguise, interrogation, death of father, punched in the face, beating, prison, based on book, brother sister relationship, chase

Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Themes:military, politics, friendship
Locations:england, snow
Characters:lawyer, soldier, prostitute
Story:riot police, protest march, bomb making, hippie, phone booth, jail cell, police brutality, riot, pub, protest, news report, montage, bomb, arrest, punched in the face, machine gun, beating, crying, brother sister relationship, chase

Bridge Of Spies (2015)
Drama, History, Thriller

Bridge Of Spies (2015)

In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US. This is why Bridge Of Spies (2015) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993). (Read More)

Themes:justice, prejudice, surveillance, torture, politics
Locations:courtroom, snow
Characters:lawyer, soldier
Story:prisoner, judge, water torture, prison guard, foot chase, phone booth, jail cell, what happened to epilogue, binoculars, news report, radio, trial, revolver, handcuffs, interrogation, arrest, prison, based on book, brother sister relationship, based on true story

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, military, deception, politics
Characters:soldier
Story:foot chase, armored car, molotov cocktail, assault rifle, cigarette lighter, exploding building, security camera, what happened to epilogue, riot, person on fire, news report, montage, f word, bomb, held at gunpoint, shotgun, machine gun, based on book, crying, based on true story

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:justice, torture, friendship
Characters:thief, lawyer, prostitute
Story:foot chase, hit with a chair, media coverage, death threat, sociopath, police brutality, person on fire, news report, prisoner, f word, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, prison, pistol, chase, knife, explosion

Double Jeopardy (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Double Jeopardy (1999)

When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years later Libby is paroled and with the help of Travis Lehman (her parole officer) she sets out to find her son and the truth behind the "murder".

Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:wrongful arrest, prison guard, foot chase, ferry, jail cell, sociopath, news report, trial, judge, prisoner, montage, f word, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, prison, pistol, chase, knife

The Rainmaker (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Rainmaker (1997)

Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task? (Read More)

Themes:justice, deception, friendship
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:judicial system, judicial, judiciary, city hall, jail cell, hate, news report, judge, montage, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, beating, voice over narration, brother sister relationship, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship

The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call - New Orleans (2009)
Crime, Drama

The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call - New Orleans (2009)

After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father's dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence's job and then his life in danger. He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse. This is why The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call - New Orleans (2009) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:england
Characters:prostitute, lawyer
Story:prisoner, abuse of power, marijuana joint, police raid, police corruption, security camera, jail cell, police brutality, corrupt cop, anti hero, drug dealer, revolver, handcuffs, interrogation, held at gunpoint, arrest, gangster, machine gun, prison, pistol

Brazil (1985) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Drama, Sci-fi

Brazil (1985)

Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, deception, torture
Story:terrorist, wrongful arrest, london england, arrest, cockney accent, british renaissance, commando raid, armored car, media coverage, exploding building, person on fire, news report, false accusation, interrogation, death of father, bomb, held at gunpoint, shotgun, machine gun, pistol

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)
Action, Adventure, Drama

Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Themes:military, friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:marijuana joint, cigarette lighter, tank, person on fire, binoculars, radio, anti hero, montage, death of father, held at gunpoint, machine gun, voice over narration, pistol, chase, explosion, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:justice, deception
Characters:soldier
Story:prison fight, prison guard, foot chase, police raid, anti hero, prisoner, drug dealer, f word, revolver, death of father, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, machine gun, beating, prison, crying, voice over narration, pistol, chase, cigarette smoking

The Client (1994)
Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Client (1994)

Mark Sway is an 11 year old boy who lives with his mother and brother in a trailer. One day he and his brother are hanging out when a car pulls over beside them. The driver then sticks a hose in his exhaust and puts the other end into the car. Mark pulls it out. But the man sees him and grabs him and takes inside the car. The man talks to Mark then later shoots himself. The shock sends Mark's brother into a catatonic state. The police question him and slips out some stuff that makes them think he's saying more than he knows. Roy Foltrigg, a prosecutor with political ambitions tells Mark he wants to talk to him tomorrow. Mark feeling that he needs a lawyer, sees Reggie Love. Mark tells her about the man who killed himself. Reggie tells him he's a mob lawyer. And one of his clients is a member of a mob family who is suspected of killing a Senator who was trying to take down his family. But because the Senator's body is missing, they can't prosecute him. Reggie thinks Foltrigg thinks the lawyer told Mark where the body is which is why he wants to speak to him. Mark goes to meet Roy and when he threatens him, Mark steps out then Reggie comes in with a recording of his conversation with Mark telling him that made several violations. In the meantime, the mobster is told by the head of the family to take care of Mark. So he threatens Mark. Mark doesn't know what to do and learns that Reggie has some secrets of her own and is uncertain if he can trust her. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, deception, politics
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:judicial system, female lawyer, prison guard, foot chase, reference to led zeppelin, judiciary, judicial, media coverage, death threat, jail cell, news report, judge, disguise, revolver, interrogation, held at gunpoint, arrest, gangster, prison, pistol

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. This is why Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993). (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, military, deception
Characters:soldier
Story:foot chase, cockney accent, armored car, police raid, jail cell, sociopath, news report, anti hero, montage, disguise, terrorist, revolver, handcuffs, bomb, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, machine gun, pistol

Gangster Squad (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture
Characters:lawyer, soldier, prostitute
Story:hit with a chair, police raid, media coverage, cigarette lighter, police corruption, corrupt cop, person on fire, news report, anti hero, judge, drug dealer, revolver, handcuffs, interrogation, death of father, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, gangster, machine gun

Blackhat (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, terrorism, deception
Characters:soldier
Story:terrorist, prison guard, prison, foot chase, hit with a chair, police inspector, police raid, assault rifle, security camera, binoculars, news report, anti hero, prisoner, held at gunpoint, machine gun, beating, brother sister relationship, pistol, chase, knife

Animal Kingdom (2010)
Crime, Drama

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The only grounding in J's life is his girlfriend, Nicky Henry. With those casualties comes an investigation by Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Nathan Leckie, who knows the Codys are involved in some of those deaths. As Leckie tries to get J on his side, J has to figure out how best to get himself out from the middle, where he trusts neither side. J also wants to figure out how to exact what he considers justice in an all around bad situation. (Read More)

Themes:justice, tragedy, friendship
Locations:courtroom
Characters:thief, lawyer
Story:foot chase, police raid, police corruption, sociopath, pot smoking, corrupt cop, news report, trial, drug dealer, f word, handcuffs, interrogation, arrest, shotgun, voice over narration, based on true story, pistol, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship

The Cable Guy (1996) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The Cable Guy (1996)

Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. (Read More)

Themes:deception, friendship
Characters:prostitute
Story:wrongful arrest, prison guard, foot chase, media coverage, physical abuse, jail cell, sociopath, news report, false accusation, trial, prisoner, montage, disguise, handcuffs, arrest, punched in the face, beating, prison, chase, title spoken by character

Strange Days (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? This is why Strange Days (1995) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance, faith, military, deception
Characters:prostitute, soldier
Story:foot chase, police violence, hit with a chair, security camera, police brutality, riot, corrupt cop, tank, news report, revolver, handcuffs, held at gunpoint, punched in the face, shotgun, machine gun, beating, pistol, chase, knife, explosion

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:deception, torture, friendship
Characters:prostitute
Story:wrongful arrest, video cassette, binoculars, anti hero, f word, revolver, interrogation, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun, gangster, machine gun, beating, crying, voice over narration, pistol, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, father son relationship

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:deception, torture, politics, friendship
Characters:lawyer
Period:1970s
Story:female lawyer, foot chase, hit with a chair, marijuana joint, punched in the chest, cigarette lighter, hippie, phone booth, sociopath, pot smoking, protest, news report, anti hero, f word, revolver, interrogation, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, shotgun

Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like In The Name Of The Father (1993)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:justice, deception, torture, friendship
Characters:lawyer, prostitute
Period:1970s
Story:irish republican army, irish, punched in the chest, sociopath, what happened to epilogue, corrupt cop, news report, nonlinear timeline, drug dealer, f word, revolver, handcuffs, interrogation, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, gangster, beating, based on book, voice over narration

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:justice, surveillance, deception, friendship
Story:wrongful arrest, foot chase, memorial, punched in the chest, police corruption, security camera, corrupt cop, news report, anti hero, disguise, revolver, handcuffs, interrogation, held at gunpoint, arrest, punched in the face, beating, pistol, chase, title spoken by character

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