Movies like The Burden of Proof

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The Burden of Proof (1992)
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The Burden of Proof
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
Story: A lawyer who's still recuperating after the untimely death of his wife, must defend his probably dirty brother-in-law, a stockbroker under investigation. He discovers that everyone has dark secrets, including himself.
Plot: suicide, adultery, courtroom, lawyer
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The Shawshank Redemption
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USA
142 min.
 9.3
Gifted
Drama
USA
101 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about lawyer, courtroom, suicide, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Burden of Proof: Providence (1977), A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003), A Killing in a Small Town (1990), Storyville (1992), Hierarchy (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Providence
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
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A Good Lawyer's Wife
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
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A Killing in a Small Town
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime, investigation, school, small town, legal investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Story: While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: murder, intrigue, courtroom drama, false accusation, frame up, campaign, dishonesty, blackmail, courtroom, politician, legal, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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Hierarchy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of Californians experience loss, despair and desperation over the course of seven days before Christmas. A boxing underdog must face the truth about his uncertain future, a blocked novelist struggles to create a new work admist a suspicious ...
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Parisienne
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The new film from Lebanese director Danielle Arbid follows a young Arab immigrant in Paris, whose encounters with three men reveal different facets of her new country, and of herself.
Plot: love, family, romance, country, teacher student relationship, strong female lead, boyfriend, attempted rape, uncle, classroom, falling in love, student ...
Time: 1990s
Place: lebanon, paris france
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Paris Trout
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, biting, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, racism, small town, deadly, legal, society, domestic disturbance, small town life, injustice, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
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System:   58%
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A Case for Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Hammett is an aggressive young defence attorney on the rise up the corporate ladder. In the courtroom he's known as the "Hail Mary Kid" for his ability to win the unwinnable cases. When one of the firm's lawyers, Darren ...
Plot: suicide, lawyer, adultery, infidelity, sex, murder, trial, court, bed, evidence, city, false accusation ...
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System:   58%
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Hurry Sundown
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, culture clash, family business, farm, racism, small town, small town life, society, family relations, master and servant, obsession, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
 7.2
 1K
Citizen Cohn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, gays and lesbians, hotshot lawyer, hospital, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, society, aids, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, usa
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System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
 5.1
 339
Spieltrieb
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tangled drama of cruelty and manipulation, attraction and love.
Plot: fainting, blood, teacher, party, humiliation, male nudity, drowning, adultery, teenage boy, courtroom, gym, suicide ...
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System:   54%
    User:   53%
 
 7.6
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Gifted
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: touching, dramatic, sweet, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, school, teacher, bullying, genius, friendship, suicide, childhood, family drama, mentor, family bonds, unlikely friendships ...
Time: year 1998
Place: california, florida
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System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
Story of Women
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During World War II, in occupied France, a woman of limited schooling raises two children in a ratty flat.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, down on your luck, wartime life, prostitution, nazi collaborator, injustice, society, life is a bitch, couple relations, love affair, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, france, paris france, normandy
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System:   53%
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 7.2
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White Oleander
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, prison, murder, mother daughter relationship, artist, runaway, dysfunctional family, loneliness, parents and children, school, friendship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, nova scotia
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System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
 6.5
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Custody
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the ...
Plot: single mother, judge, lawyer, abuse, children, hearing, custody, woman, social services, uncle niece relationship, class differences, thanksgiving ...
Place: new york
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System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
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Court
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, human nature, social differences, false accusation, injustice, legal, society, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, rich and poor, discrimination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married man meets a beautiful woman and they begin an affair.
Plot: talking to the camera, looking at the camera, trial, lawyer, murder, judge, courtroom, adultery, flashback
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System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
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Storm
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor of Hague's Tribunal for war crimes in former Yugoslavia, charges a Serbian commander for killing Bosniaks. However, her main witness might be lying, so the court sends a team to Bosnia to investigate
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, legal, genocide, power relations, witnessing a crime, against humanity, rivalry, testimony, gain trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, berlin germany, bosnia herzegovina
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Where Love Has Gone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: murder, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, trial, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children, marriage, teenage daughter, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Primary Colors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the ...
Style: clever, cynical, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, president, corruption, conspiracy, propaganda, world politics, political, head of state, political corruption, adultery, supportive spouse, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
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System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
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Leo
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, prison, going straight, redemption, love affair, parents and children, death in the family, release from prison, dysfunctional family, prison life, infidelity, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
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System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
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Cloaca
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Four old college friends in their forties come together in a time of trouble and despair. Old joy relives, but the harsh reality of their problems can't satisfy them and eventually endangers their friendships.
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: buddies, friendship, disorder, friends, gays and lesbians, infidelity, drug abuse, midlife crisis, reunion, nothing goes right, cocaine, secretary of state ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
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System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
 7.8
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Victim
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure in a time when homosexual acts were still being illegal. But he's queer himself.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: realism, dedicated lawyer, crime, gays and lesbians, investigation, blackmail, courtroom drama, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
A Killer Within
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, race against time, murder, who done it, righting the wronged, chases and races, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
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Madame X
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman married to a wealthy socialite, is compromised by the accidental death of a man who had been romantically pursuing her, and is forced by her mother-in-law to assume a new identity to save the reputation of her husband and infant son. She ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, crime, parents and children, false accusation, courtroom, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, couples, infidelity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, mexico, latin america, switzerland, swiss alps ...
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System:   39%
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To Die of Love
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A love story between a teacher, Daniele, 32 years and one of his students Gerard, 17 during the heated atmosphere of May 68. Daniele is a fiery young woman, very involved politically. Gerard's parents accuse Danièle of statutory rape and ...
Plot: therapist, school principal, forbidden love, leftist, rebel, photo booth, man in underwear, sex scandal, typing, psychological torture, jealous woman, social worker ...
Time: year 1969, year 1968, 1960s
Place: normandy
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System:   39%
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 7.2
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The Planman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself increasingly frustrated by the professional criminals he is called upon to defend, and hooks upon the idea of devising perfect crimes.
Style: alternative comedy
Plot: press conference, unfaithful wife, armored truck, soccer match, double life, kitchen, gangster, corruption, lawyer, marriage, adultery, courtroom ...
Place: glasgow scotland
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
 6.0
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Mrs. Harris
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.
Style: biting, serious, clever, realistic, witty
Plot: obsession, couple relations, crime, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, addiction, murder, drug abuse, love and romance, couples, womanizer ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, year 1976, year 1980
Place: virginia, florida
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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 

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A Thousand Acres
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, talky, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: betrayal, dysfunctional family, family, tragedy, vengeance, adultery, sexual abuse, infidelity, family drama, revenge, incest, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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The Trial
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: legal action, introspection, courtroom, hopes, small town, legal, dedicated lawyer, dealing with death, murder, legal investigation, courtroom drama, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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System:   35%
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