Most Similar Movies to A Short Film About Killing (1988)


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The Executioner's Song (1982), The Chamber (1996), Blind Faith (1998), A Dry White Season (1989), Christmas Crime Story (2017), Reversal of Fortune (1990), Return to Sender (2004) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

The Executioner's Song (1982)

The Executioner's Song (1982)

7.4/10 Drama

In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore (Tommy Lee Jones), an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker (Rosanna Arquette), a teenaged single mother. As their relationship quickly deteriorates, Gary goes on a murderous rampage, leaving two dead. During his trial, he demands capital punishment; a media circus ensues and outsiders look to profit from his story.

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The Chamber (1996)

The Chamber (1996)

6.0/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

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Blind Faith (1998)

Blind Faith (1998)

7.3/10 Crime, Drama

In 1957, black lawyer John Williams has to defend his nephew Charlie, who is accused of strangling a white boy to death. John doesn't believe Charlie did it, and although Charlie confesses, John wants to find out the real truth.

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A Dry White Season (1989)

A Dry White Season (1989)

8.1/10 Drama

A white South African challenges government policies when he accuses a police captain of the murder of a black man.

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Christmas Crime Story (2017)

Christmas Crime Story (2017)

4.5/10 Crime, Drama, Other, Comedy

A botched Christmas Eve robbery leads to disaster for a police officer reconnecting with his estranged mother, along with an erratic photographer, his vindictively murderous fiancée, her secret lover, and a strung-out mall Santa.

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Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

7.2/10 Biography, Drama, Mystery

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.

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Return to Sender (2004)

Return to Sender (2004)

6.4/10 Drama

While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client.

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Red Corner (1997)

Red Corner (1997)

6.3/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

An American attorney on business in China is wrongfully arrested and put on trial for murder, with a female defense lawyer from the country the only key to proving his innocence.

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A Reasonable Man (1999)

A Reasonable Man (1999)

6.3/10 Crime, Drama

With issues of his own, an ex-army officer-turned-lawyer defends an impoverished young cowherd of killing a baby.

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Shot in the Heart (2001)

Shot in the Heart (2001)

8.3/10 Drama

The brother of condemned killer Gary Gilmore comes to terms with his brother's crimes and his family's violent legacy.

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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

8.1/10 Crime, Drama

A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

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Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

7.9/10 Documentary, Biography, Drama, History

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Sacco and Vanzetti (1971)

Sacco and Vanzetti (1971)

7.8/10 Drama, History

The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

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The Advocate (1993)

The Advocate (1993)

7.5/10 Drama

Hoping to escape the complications of 15th-century Paris, young lawyer Richard Courtois (Colin Firth) takes a job as a public defender in a rural area. There he finds himself defending a pig accused of murdering a Jewish boy. Squaring off against a determined prosecutor (Donald Pleasence) and Catholic priest (Ian Holm), Richard defends the animal, which is owned by a beautiful gypsy woman, Samira (Amina Annabi). The medieval justice system and local superstitions mingle as the case plays out.

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Violette (1978)

Violette (1978)

7.2/10 Crime, Drama

In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

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Incident in a Small Town (1994)

Incident in a Small Town (1994)

4.3/10 Drama

In this made-for-TV movie, attorney Harmon Cobb (Walter Matthau) comes to the aid of his old friend Judge Bell (Harry Morgan) in a small Illinois town. It seems the judge is accused of killing the biological father of his grandson. As the crime is laid out in the courtroom, it pulls back the curtain on disturbing family secrets involving Bell's daughter, Lily (Stephanie Zimbalist). But as the jigsaw puzzle of painful facts is assembled, it might just get the judge off the hook.

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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

6.9/10 Drama, Crime

A fledgling district attorney's (Andy Garcia) probe of a New York Police Department scandal may implicate his father.

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Conduct Unbecoming (1975)

Conduct Unbecoming (1975)

6.5/10 Drama

At a British Regimental party in Colonial India, the widow of Captain Scarlett is assaulted in the garden, and she accuses one of the newly arrived junior Lieutenants of the crime.

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Jagged Edge (1985)

Jagged Edge (1985)

6.5/10 Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A wealthy woman is murdered in her beach house. The husband is allegedly knocked out first. He inherits all her inherited wealth. He has a female corporate lawyer, criminal prosecutor 4 years ago, represent him in court. Guilty?

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The Valachi Papers (1972)

The Valachi Papers (1972)

6.5/10 Crime, Drama

Gangster Joe Valachi is a marked man in the same joint where mob boss Don Vito Genovese is imprisoned and he's forced to co-operate with the DA in exchange for protection.

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They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

6.1/10 Crime, Drama

In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.

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