Movies like Death Benefit

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Death Benefit (1996)
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Death Benefit (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keeney is a big corporate lawyer who decides to take on a small-time murder case to discover the true circumstances behind the death of a young girl. Virginia McGinnis is the one suspected of pushing the women off the cliff to collect on a small insurance policy. The further he goes into the case the more he reveals about the background of the suspect. Keeney finds support from others who also want to find out the truth behind the case.
Plot: lawyer, investigation, justice, murder

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, investigation, crimes, deadly, crime, lawyer and legal mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Death Benefit: Deadly Intentions (1985), Sin by Murder (2004), A Kind of Murder (2016), Innocent Victims (1996), The Lost (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Deadly Intentions (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with ...
Plot: overbearing mother, murder, domineering mother, doctor, husband wife relationship, psychopath
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Elizabeth Montgomery plays serial killer, churchgoer, and grandmother Blanch Taylor Moore in this, one of her last films before her untimely passing. Childhood memories of her womanizing and abusive father fill Moore with a hidden rage towards all ...
Plot: poison, investigation, trial, serial killer, priest, marriage, murder, black widow
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: voodoo, murder, investigation, journalism, crimes, crime, small town, unlikely criminals, police investigation, culture clash, lawyer, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, obsession, legal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, rape, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Sin by Murder (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the night of their tenth anniversary, corporate lawyer Michael Barnes' wife is brutally murdered. Labelled the prime suspect by Detectives Jack Burns and Amy Cobb, Barnes must try to clear his name before it's too late... Along the way, ...
Plot: necklace, murder, lawyer, telephone call, bare breasts, tattoo, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Kind of Murder (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, tense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, architect, death of wife, police brutality, revenge, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, danger, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Innocent Victims (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Army Sergeant Tim Hennis is wrongly convicted of killing the wife and children of an Air Force captain. Based on a true story.
Plot: u.s. army, u.s. air force, captain, sergeant, serial killer, military, trial, child murder, multiple murder, testimony, investigation, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, violence, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, slasher, rivalry, crimes, deadly, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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3 Acts of Murder (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1928 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. ...
Plot: murder, camel, investigation, missing person, truck, writers
Time: year 1929
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, lawyer, killer, arson, vengeance, urban, violence spree, obsession, psychopath, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bitter Flowers (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karsten Aslaksen, chief engineer of a large chemical company, disappears without trace. His married lover, a successful politician named Vibeke Farang, approaches private investigator Varg Veum to track him down discreetly.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, life is a bitch, mystery, child in peril, abduction, justice, danger, injustice, stoners, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Killer Instinct (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An up and coming lawyer gets turned over for a case he'd been working on for a long while. The D.A.'s niece then decides to help the young lawyer by first blackmailing, then eventually plotting the murder of the D.A., all the while ...
Plot: love, betrayal, ambition, investigation, crimes of passion, sex, jealousy, conspiracy, lawyer, erotica, politician, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: cosa nostra, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, legal, society, tough law enforcer, crime, murder, courtroom drama, police corruption, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, danger, deadly, psychopath, husband wife relationship, crime, investigation, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 129K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, injustice, justice, small town, rape, court, revenge, legal, trial ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 68
Blackout (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Plot: city, investigation, neo-noir, neo noir, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, private detective, gangster, blood, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, captivating, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, mind game, murder, judge, legal, arrest, manipulations, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, deadly, losing-it hero, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Dead in the Water (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to the high court. The only thing wrong with this is that his shrewish wife Olivia, whose ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: love triangle, murder, heroes, love and romance, crime gone awry, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, crime, legal investigation, conspiracy, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Dominici Case (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 200 min.
Plot: murder, farm, provence, investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, crimes, lawyer, serial killer, murder mystery, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: lawyer, civil rights, murder, courtroom, lawyer client relationship, moral dilemma, idealist, african american, court, money, execution, briefcase ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Murder on the Border (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Soon after he's assigned to defend an officer who shot a young Hispanic boy crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, attorney Eduardo Martinez learns that his own family is planning to enter the country illegally. But when his client offers to help ...
Plot: arizona desert, legal, corruption, courtroom, illegal immigration, lawyer, racism, murder, motel
Place: mexico, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 96
Lolo (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lolo lives in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City. One day he is assaulted and injured out of the factory where he works. After a week of hospitalization, Lolo loses his job and is forced to seek sustenance. The accidental death of ...
Plot: murder, corruption, poverty, investigation, gang
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Las Poquianchis (1976)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the middle 70's in the mexican state of Guanajuato, authorities discover a clandestine burial ground, the corpses were from murdered prostitutes. the suspects are three sisters known as "Las Poquianchis" The sisters were very ...
Style: suspense
Plot: murder, organized crime, prostitute, killing spree, brothel, violence, rape, exploitation, investigation, sister sister relationship, prostitution, torture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life case based on the horrific crimes of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the mother and son duo who specialized in theft, fraud and murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense
Plot: criminal, landlady, female psychopath, domineering mother, murder, assassination plot, mother son relationship, childhood trauma, obsession, mentally unstable, parent child relationship, dog ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 90K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: captivating, stylized, tense, cynical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, indiana, cincinnati ohio, ohio, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.6
 203
Hard Vice (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vice cop and her partner investigate a string of murders apparently tied to high-priced Las Vegas call girls.
Plot: call girl, gunfight, investigation, partner, prostitution, explosion, murder, police officer, breast kissing, female in shower, female nudity, shower ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, society, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, arms dealing, deadly, crime, law enforcement, investigation, mystery, crimes, police, arms deal, hospital, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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