which movies are similar to "twelve angry men" ?
June 17, 2006 3:23 AM   Subscribe

Movies similar to "twelve angry men" ?
posted by vincentm to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Similar in what way - about juries? There have been several movies made from John Grisham books. This one, for instance.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:03 AM on June 17, 2006


Similar in which sense? One against many (High Noon)? A focus on jury deliberations (Runaway Jury)? An examination of preconceptions challenged (Pride and Prejudice)? Twelve tough hombres forced to work together (The Dirty Dozen)?
posted by rob511 at 4:07 AM on June 17, 2006


jinx!
posted by rob511 at 4:07 AM on June 17, 2006


Find Me Guilty was surprisingly entertaining (I know! despite! Vin! Diesel!) and was written and directed by the same guy (Sidney Lumet).
posted by Rhomboid at 5:02 AM on June 17, 2006


Gideon's Trumpet, maybe?
posted by dog food sugar at 8:03 AM on June 17, 2006


Maybe try "Anatomy of a Murder," directed by Otto Preminger. James Stewart, Lee Remick. Excellent film.
posted by shifafa at 8:56 AM on June 17, 2006


Filmed entirely in one setting: The Breakfast Club.
posted by scalefree at 9:02 AM on June 17, 2006


Jack Klugman was in lots of movies, as a simple IMDB search could've told you.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:16 AM on June 17, 2006


12 Angry Men was filmed completely in one room. Hitchcock's Lifeboat is similar in that it's a bunch of people stuck together in tight quarters.
posted by wsg at 9:32 AM on June 17, 2006


Similar in the type of environment (huis-clos, sorry I don't know the equivalent term in english).
posted by vincentm at 10:21 AM on June 17, 2006




Cube Trilogy, sort of? People stuck in close quarters, at any rate.
Saw, in a way?

Keep in mind that both of these are FAR from Twelve Angry Men in style and plot.
posted by graventy at 11:37 AM on June 17, 2006


If the emphasis is on the guilt/innocence of the one on trial, you can't beat The Life of David Gale. That movie is heart-wrenchingly good.
posted by jxpx777 at 11:49 AM on June 17, 2006


Yes Cube is really cool. The life of David Gale also. I recommand Death and the Maiden with Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver
posted by vincentm at 12:46 PM on June 17, 2006


Sophie Scholl: The Final Days centers around the trial of a student who was a member of the resistance in Nazi Germany. It is based on the transcripts of the actual trial.
posted by baho at 1:20 PM on June 17, 2006


I second your Death and the Maiden recommendation, even though you've obviously already seen it!

Polanski well by these sorts of movies. Cul-de-sac and Repulsion are also highly recommended.
posted by Sticherbeast at 1:21 PM on June 17, 2006


Filmed entired at one table: My Dinner with Andre
posted by about_time at 3:30 PM on June 17, 2006




Another Hitchcock, Dial M for Murder, is also set almost entirely within one room. It's also my favourite Hitchcock film.
posted by headlessness at 2:48 AM on June 18, 2006


If the emphasis is on the guilt/innocence of the one on trial, you can't beat The Life of David Gale.

Yes you can...preferably usin a plank with nails in it. What a shit movie.

Anyway, you may be interested in The Staircase, a multipart documentary about a man accused of murder. It is really gripping and there are loads of genuine shocks and surprises. It is similar to Twelve Angry Men the way Anatomy of a Murder is similar.
posted by Falconetti at 2:45 PM on June 19, 2006


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