Movies like Defenseless

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Defenseless (1991)
 5.7
 673
Defenseless (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Los Angeles lawyer defends her former college roommate, whose husband -- her lover -- has been slain.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: secret, jealousy, murder, strong sexual content, crimes, investigation, couple relations, love triangle, courtroom, crime, legal investigation, graphic violence, love and romance, mystery, fall in love, love affair, legal, who done it, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Defenseless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement and legal mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Defenseless: First Degree (1995), Shadow of Doubt (1998), Double Jeopardy (1992), The Advocate (2013), Ordeal by Innocence (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 294
First Degree (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When prominent businessman Andrew Pyne is found shot in a New York alley, one of the NYPD's best, Rick Mallory, suspects a Galeno Mob hit. When he and his partner, Amos Turzo try to question Pyne's widow, Hadley, they are quickly ushered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, dedicated lawyer, deadly, dishonesty, couple relations, police corruption, police station, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shadow of Doubt (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: politics, murder, courtroom, legal, law enforcement, legal action, crime, mystery, amateur detective, deadly, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, love and romance, legal investigation, manipulations, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, perry mason, dedicated lawyer, legal action, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crime, power relations, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 160
The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, mystery, false accusation, frame up, death row, injustice, law enforcement, legal, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, antarctica, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: serious, suspenseful, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, who done it, dishonesty, investigation, legal investigation, frame up, false accusation, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, legal, law enforcement, amateur detective, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 13K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An attorney takes the lawyer/client relationship too seriously. She ends up falling for her client, a very charming photographer who has been charged with a multiple murder. She wants to believe he is innocent but she cannot deny her suspicions.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, legal investigation, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, danger, deadly, woman in danger, fall in love, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 95
Naked Lie (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They are the perfect, and politically correct, couple. He is a judge, she is a high profile attorney. When she takes on a sensational murder case, the trail leads right to her own front door.
Style: sexy, tense, sexual, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, crimes, dedicated lawyer, crime, deadly, protagonist as suspect, power relations, riddles and clues, love and romance, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, mistress, lawyer, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, dedicated lawyer, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 883
Fault (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film starts with the murder of Priti (Divya Dutta), wife of Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani), a well-known journalist. Inspector Lokhande (Ashutosh Rana) investigates the case and accuses Shekhar of the murder, saying he has enough evidences to arrest ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, couple relations, law enforcement, deadly, false accusation, courtroom drama, bollywood, crimes, romance, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Della's friend is accused of murdering a rival fashion magazine editor.
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, workplace, dedicated lawyer, crime, against the odds, uncover truth, track down, false accusation, riddles and clues, courtroom drama, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
McBride: Dogged (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The annual LA Kennel Club Dog Show gets treated to an unexpected surprise when a backstage murder incriminates the winning canines' handler.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, legal investigation, riddles and clues, legal, dedicated lawyer, danger, courtroom drama, deadly, bathroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 403
Love Is a Gun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A model causes an obsessed police photographer to lose his girlfriend and become a murder suspect.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, surreal, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, betrayal, couples, strong sexual content, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, crimes, false accusation, mystery, murder, deadly, police detective, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, suspect, false accusation, police, dishonesty, deadly, crime, legal investigation, crimes, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
 351
Fatal Instinct (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A homicide detective (Michael Madsen) falls for a resort owner (Laura Johnson) suspected of slaying a playboy developer.
Style: sexual, erotic, rough, sexy, serious ...
Plot: strong sexual content, neo noir, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, police detective, dishonesty, power relations, deadly, mystery, crime, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 539
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: investigation, murder, insurance, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, deadly, police detective, hitman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The owner of a cosmetics company is unveiling a new cream which she claims she's been using. She's been keeping her age a secret and now reveals that she's 60 and owes her appearance to the cream. She's later killed and the ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, legal investigation, legal, murder, who done it, uncover truth, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 415
Extramarital (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, tense, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, infidelity, writers, uncover truth, love triangle, sexual relations, who done it, dangerous attraction, love affair, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, husband murders wife, crimes, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 1K
Murder 101 (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, arranges to meet with one of his students one night. When the student is found murdered and Lattimore has no alibi, he suspects he is being framed by the subject of his book.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, dishonesty, frame up, police corruption, who done it, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason is invited to the marriage of the daughter of an old friend of his. But after the ceremony the uncle of the bride is dead. Certainly this is a case for Perry Mason.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, amateur detective, crime, courtroom drama, investigation, hotshot lawyer, deadly, mystery, murder, legal, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 262
Death Sentence (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A juror on a murder case begins to believe that the man on trial is innocent of the crime - and then discovers that the real killer is her own husband.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, trial, crimes, legal, protagonist as suspect, woman in danger, courtroom drama, who done it, false accusation, couples, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%