Highest-Rated Movies about 'Innocent Man', Sort by Popularity

The Shawshank Redemption (1994), After Innocence (2005), Dark Passage (1947), Bloody Sunday (2002), Meri Jung (1985), I Became a Criminal (1947), Papillon (2017), The Devil Doll (1936) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Innocent Man movies.

#1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Storyline: Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man's unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red.

Plot Keywords: innocent man, prisoner, warden, guard, banker, friend, powerful ...

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#2. After Innocence (2005)

Storyline: Following the stories of seven exonerated prisoners, "After Innocence" documents how DNA evidence led to the release of these wrongfully imprisoned, innocent men. Free after years -- and in some cases decades -- behind bars and on death row, these men struggle to transition back into society with inadequate support from the judicial system that wronged them. "After Innocence" brings to light flaws in the criminal justice system and the need for reform.

Plot Keywords: innocent man, ex-convict, activist, cop, soldier, father, gripping ...

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#3. Dark Passage (1947)

Storyline: Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery. The entire pre-knife part of the film is shot from a Bogart's-eye-view, with us seeing the fugitive for the first time as he starts to recuperate from the operation in the apartment of a sympathetic young artist (played by Bacall) for whom he soon finds affection. But what he's really after is revenge.

Plot Keywords: innocent man, artist, stranger, doctor, murderer, dark, tense ...

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#4. Bloody Sunday (2002)

Storyline: Documentary-style drama showing the events that led up to the tragic incident on January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland town of Derry when a protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 protesters and wounding 14 more.

Plot Keywords: activist, major, colonel, innocent man, soldier, protester, tense ...

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#5. Meri Jung (1985)

Storyline: Deepak Verma is framed for a Murder by GD Thakral even thou he is innocent his wife Aarti pleads to Thakral but it goes unanswered and Deepak is hanged till death,Aarti disappears after the incident her children Arun and Komal believe she is dead they both become homeless,Arun starts doing odd jobs and becomes a famous lawyer in the city and someday wants to fight a case opposite Thakral while Komal is still at college,Geeta comes to Arun to ask him to fight case of her sister Dr Asha ,Arun rejects at first but later risks his life and gives justice to Asha as he finds Asha was framed,Arun and Geeta start meeting and fall in love Komal be friend's Vicky,Vicky whose a spoil brat of Thakral,Asha 's husband Dinesh notices photo of Arun 's mother in his house and recollects that she is still alive and living in and asylum and suffering from mental disorder,Arun gets his mother home feeling she might get back to normal he enters a function which has Thakral has chief guest and insults him,Vicky now decides to take revenge of this insult and comforts Komal to get married to him this angers Arun, Geeta takes Komal to stay with her in Asha and Dinesh 's house,Vicky calls Komal and asks her to elope with him but Vicky's former girlfriend Indu reaches and tells Komal that Vicky is cheating her in a tiff Vicky kills Indu which is noticed by Dinesh and Asha meanwhile Arun reaches the spot to share good news that his mother is alright and he is shocked to see Indu being murdered, Vicky is arrested the same night and at Indu's funeral Arun notices that she is the daughter of Gupta who had tried hard to prove his father innocent and decides to give justice to Indu,Arun's long wait is now over as he wanted to battle opposite Thakral he tells him that he is son of Deepak whom he falsely acquitted now Thakral and Vicky will pay for their crimes after a lot of courtroom drama Arun proves that Vicky is guilty for Indu's murder and judge orders him to be hanged,Thakral being biggest lawyer in the city can't take this that he couldn't save his son and looses his mental balance and is put in asylum, Aarti now lives happily with her children.—[email protected]

Plot Keywords: lawyer, innocent man, son, widow, sister, wife, melodramatic ...

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#6. I Became a Criminal (1947)

Storyline: In this gritty film noir, cynical ex-RAF flyer Morgan, bored with civilian life, joins a break-in gang led by Narcy. On his first job, the getaway car crashes after killing a policeman. Morgan is framed as the driver and sent to jail. Seeking revenge, he escapes and heads for London. Along the way he's helped by a woman (Mrs. Fenshaw), who wants him to murder her husband. In London, Morgan is sheltered by Sally, who falls in love with him. He confronts Narcy and the gang in an abandoned warehouse. Brazilian Director Cavalcanti's crime drama should not be confused with the totally unrelated "They Made Me a Criminal" (1939).—Mike Rogers <[email protected]>

Plot Keywords: innocent man, boss, fugitive, girlfriend, henchman, thrilling, gritty ...

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#7. Papillon (2017)

Storyline: Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books "Papillon" and "Banco", PAPILLON follows the epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.

Plot Keywords: convict, innocent man, prison guard, prisoner, escape artist, friend, tense ...

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#8. The Devil Doll (1936)

Storyline: Paul Lavond was a respected banker in Paris when he was framed for robbery and murder by crooked associates and sent to prison. Years later, he escapes with a friend, a scientist who was working on a method to reduce humans to a height of mere inches (all for the good of humanity, of course). Lavond however is consumed with hatred for the men who betrayed him, and takes the scientist's methods back to Paris to exact painful revenge.—Ken Yousten <[email protected]>

Plot Keywords: innocent man, scientist, widow, daughter, son-in-law, assistant, creepy ...

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#9. Hell Bent for Leather (1960)

Storyline: When Clay Santell stops in the town of Sutterville after having his horse stolen, he is mistaken by townspeople for a murderer named Travers. The townspeople capture Santell, and turn him over to lawman Harry Deckett. Deckett, who is tired of chasing the real Travers, decides to kill Santell and pass him off as Travers. Santell escapes from Deckett, taking lovely Janet Gifford hostage in the process. Janet comes to believe Santell's story, and helps him in his struggle to prove his real identity.—Michelle Sturges

Plot Keywords: innocent man, hostage, sheriff, murderer, outlaw, brash, confident ...

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#10. Eagle Eye (2008)

Storyline: Jerry Shaw is an amiable slacker with an over-achieving twin brother. After his twin dies in an accident, strange things happen to Jerry at a dizzying pace: a fortune shows up in his bank account, weapons are delivered to his flat, and a voice on his cell phone tells him the police are on their way. Jerry follows the voice's instructions, and soon he and a woman he's never met are racing through the city, on to a plane, and eventually to the Pentagon, chased by the FBI. She is Rachel Holloman, a single mom; the voice has threatened her son's death if she doesn't cooperate. The voice seems to know everything. Who is behind it, what is being planned, and why Jerry and Rachel?

Plot Keywords: fugitive, stranger, victim, innocent man, mysterious woman, suspenseful, tense ...

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#11. True Crime (1999)

Storyline: Steve Everett (Clint Eastwood), Oakland Tribune journalist with a passion for women and alcohol, is given the coverage of the upcoming execution of murderer Frank Louis Beachum (Isaiah Washington). His attractive colleague Michelle Ziegler (Mary McCormack) died in a car accident the night before. Bob Findley (Denis Leary), Steve's boss and husband to Steve's current affair, wants him dead and gone as soon as possible. When Steve stumbles across the possibility of Frank Louis Beachum being innocently on death row, Bob feels his time to have come. Now Steve only has a few hours left to prove the innocence of Frank and to be right with this theory, as he definitely will be history if he's not.

Plot Keywords: journalist, wife, editor, innocent man, gripping, passionate, intense ...

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#12. Death Race (2008)

Storyline: In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release?

Plot Keywords: race car driver, criminal, warden, convict, prisoner, innocent man, tense ...

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#14. The Carey Treatment (1972)

Storyline: Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn't buy it, and so he digs deeper, angering the girl's father in the process. Questions abound: Who performed the abortion? Was the girl really pregnant? And what does it have to do with stolen morphine, blackmail attempts, and a mysterious and dangerous masseur?—reservoirdog909

Plot Keywords: doctor, girlfriend, daughter, innocent man, drug addict, gritty, fiery ...

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