Highest-Rated Movies about 'Justice', Sort by Popularity

The Bicycle Thief (1948), The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019), The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004), Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000), Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008), Deadline (2004), Cure (1997), Revelations: Paradise Lost 2 (2000) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Justice movies.

The Bicycle Thief (1948)

A poor man (Lamberto Maggiorani) and his son (Enzo Staiola) search postwar Rome for the stolen bicycle he needs to work as a bill poster.

peasant, son, wife, thief, psychic, bleak, endearing

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The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)

A vengeful crime boss forms an unlikely partnership with a detective to catch the elusive serial killer who viciously attacked him.

crime boss, police detective, serial killer, gang members, thrilling, gritty, dark

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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004)

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp examines the 1955 Mississippi murder of a 14-year-old black boy who whistled at a white woman.

mother, civil rights activist, family member, sheriff, teenager, al sharpton, raw

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Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000)

Following the end of apartheid in South Africa during the 1990s, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established to pursue social justice, and this acclaimed documentary focuses on some of the stories that emerged from the organization's cases. Although renowned leader Bishop Desmond Tutu appears, the film focuses primarily on everyday people, both white and black, who committed appalling crimes during apartheid and came to the commission seeking forgiveness.

leader, racist, criminal, murderer, emotional, intense, sad

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne creates a filmed tribute to a murdered friend, and chronicles efforts by the man's parents to gain custody of their grandson.

filmmaker, friend, ex-girlfriend, son, victim, parent, emotional

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Deadline (2004)

In 2000, Illinois Gov. George Ryan ordered a moratorium on the death penalty after university students uncovered new evidence proving the innocence of 13 men on death row. This documentary follows the hearings held by a panel Ryan appointed to study the issue and interviews activists, scholars and prisoners, while examining the history of the American death penalty. As Ryan's time in office comes to an end, he must decide what steps to take to reform the judicial system.

governor, student, author, warden, judge, activist, engaging

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Cure (1997)

A Tokyo detective (Koji Yakusho) investigates a series of murders committed in exactly the same way by people who seem to have no connection.

detective, killer, police officer, victim, creepy, chilling, frightening

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Revelations: Paradise Lost 2 (2000)

Filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky chronicle the appeals process of three men indicted for the murders of three children in Robin Hood Hills.

murder suspect, arkansas, murder, investigation, prejudice, justice, 1990s

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Act of Violence (1949)

A crippled World War II veteran (Robert Ryan) stalks a contractor (Van Heflin) whose prison-camp betrayal caused a massacre.

veteran, prisoner of war, wife, girlfriend, prostitute, hit man, gritty

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Bones (2005)

Dr. Temperance Brennan uses impressive forensics skills to solve murders.

hustler, corrupt cop, friend, girlfriend, club owner, ghost, dark

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12 Angry Men (1957)

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

architect, coach, businessperson, juror, judge, lawyer, tense

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Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)

In an alternate universe, the Justice League uses brutal force to maintain order on Earth. When scientists begin dying, the world's governments challenge the League's dominance.

superman, batman, wonder woman, spirited, parallel universe, justice, gods

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Heat (1995)

A wily bank robber (Robert De Niro) planning retirement leaves scant clues for a Los Angeles detective (Al Pacino) with family problems.

criminal, lieutenant, wife, daughter, fence, killer, frenetic

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The Lion King (1994)

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

lion, meerkat, king, prince, uncle, warthog, heartwarming

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Django Unchained (2012)

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

slave, bounty hunter, criminal, plantation owner, wife, servant, gritty

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The Look of Silence (2014)

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

optician, victim, family, gory, indonesia, supermarket, men

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Bicycle Thieves (1948)

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

peasant, son, wife, thief, psychic, bleak, endearing

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

mother, police chief, police officer, dead person, dentist, reporter, amusing

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L.A. Confidential (1997)

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

police officer, detective, journalist, mobster, prostitute, actor, dark

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Heat (1995)

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

criminal, lieutenant, wife, daughter, fence, killer, frenetic

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Rashômon (1950)

The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.

husband, assassin, criminal, samurai, priest, ghost, crafty

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

broker, lieutenant, investor, fbi agent, stockbroker, brash, charming

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Roxie Hart (1942)

A Roaring '20s Chicago dancer (Ginger Rogers) sways her murder-trial jury; her lawyer (Adolphe Menjou) shows her how.

dancer, husband, reporter, lawyer, thief, foreman, brash

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On the Waterfront (1954)

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

dockworker, mobster, lawyer, priest, sister, brooding, gritty

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Spotlight (2015)

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

editor, journalist, priest, reporter, family member, victim, brooding

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Persepolis (2007)

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

child, friend, teacher, father, veteran, police officer, intense

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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

A small-time outlaw takes over a town by dispensing his own form of justice and confiscating property for court costs.

outlaw, beautiful woman, friend, teacher, singer, murderer, gritty

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West of Memphis (2012)

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

filmmaker, convict, friend, suspect, family member, bleak, shocking

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High Noon (1952)

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

marshal, wife, criminal, brother, storekeeper, deputy, brooding

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Stagecoach (1939)

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

outlaw, sheriff, prostitute, pregnant woman, gambler, indian, spectacular

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