Movies and TV shows like Philly

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Philly (2001)
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Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, a move not commonly used in network promotion, for a series lasting only one season. The complete series is not on DVD, but is viewable on Netflix in HD and 5.1 Surround Sound. The series briefly aired in syndication on Universal HD in 2008.
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: courtroom drama, legal action, legal, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, single mother, law firm, lawsuit, reluctant partners, workplace situations, power relations, lawyer, nypd, courtroom, defense attorney, criminal lawyer, family relations, workaholic, rivalry, jury, district attorney, single parent, strong female presence, partners, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania

Most similar movies to Philly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and clever films and TV series with plots about legal, workplace, lawyer, power relations, courtroom, lawyers and clients and courtroom drama mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Philly: Janet King (2014), Outlaw (2010), Raising the Bar (2008), L.A. Law (1986), Close to Home (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, clever, political thriller
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, ambition, legal action, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, legal, murder, courtroom, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Outlaw is an American television series that was aired on the NBC network. The one-hour courtroom drama stars Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court Justice who resigns from the bench and returns to private practice in an elite law firm where Claire Sax, ...
Style: realistic, clever, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: law firm, legal, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, workplace, hotshot lawyer, legal action, courtroom, power relations, society, jury, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The lives and cases of young lawyers who work on opposite sides - the public defender's office and the district attorney's office - as well as those who sit in judgment on their cases.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, tense, stylized
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, district attorney, courtroom, friends, relationship vs career, workplace, friendship, dedicated lawyer, law firm, power relations, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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87%
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L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including a ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, clever
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal action, courtroom drama, lawsuit, legal, hypocrisy, workplace situations, office, lawyers and clients, high priced lawyer, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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80%
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Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as American Crime. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom drama, prosecutor, lawyers and clients, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, workplace, boss and employee, power relations, family relations, jury, legal, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
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Canterbury's Law (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Canterbury is a force of nature. An attorney on the rise, she puts her career on the line to take on risky and unpopular cases, even when they take a toll on her personal life. Elizabeth and her law professor husband, Matt Furey, haunted ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, law firm, price of justice, workplace, legal, injustice, lawyers and clients, rivalry, investigation, trespassing, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
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Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.
Style: realistic, talky, captivating, serious
Plot: lawyer, law firm, lawsuit, workplace, workplace situations, legal, ambition, jury, rivalry, society, strong female presence, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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74%
The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As District Attorney Kathryn Peale and defense attorney Jimmy Nolan rally their teams around their arguments and prepare to go head-to-head in the the courtroom, they make frantic moves and countermoves of complex legal wrangling to tilt justice in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal action, district attorney, rivalry, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, hidden truth, legal, jury, ego clash, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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73%
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, courtroom drama, rivalry, success, uninhibited rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace intrigue, workplace, legal, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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71%
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First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, power relations, lawsuit, workplace, legal action, workplace situations, politics, courtroom, life is a bitch, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Crownies (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Delving into the extraordinary world of the Department of Public Prosecutions and its young, eager lawyers, Crownies follows five young solicitors as they face the pressures and endearing madness of modern single life - in a fast paced workplace ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, ambition, workplace, moral dilemma, lawsuit, workplace situations, courtroom, power relations, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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65%
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North Square (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: North Square is an award-winning British television drama series written by Peter Moffat and broadcast by Channel 4 at the end of 2000. Starring an ensemble cast, including Phil Davis, Rupert Penry-Jones, Helen McCrory and Kevin McKidd, the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, tense, humorous ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, lawyer, legal investigation, law firm, ambition, jury, rivalry, legal, uninhibited rivalry, lawyers and clients, scapegoat, workaholic ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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65%
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Mind Games (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Clark and Ross Edwards are brothers and partners in a unique agency committed to solving clients’ problems using the hard science of psychological manipulation. Clark is a former professor and a world-renowned expert in the field of human ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, offbeat
Plot: manipulation, family relations, mind game, mind control, outside help, workplace, changing lives, workplace situations, sibling relationship, partners, prodigy, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
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Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Harriet, Matthew and Malcolm couldn't be any more different, but when they cross paths, they realize they're all looking for a fresh start. The most unlikely of people are starting a law practice in the most unlikely of places -- a rundown ...
Style: serious, clever, exciting, realistic
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, workplace, courtroom drama, court, legal action, partners, legal, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
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Franklin & Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, court, courtroom drama, workplace situations, young man, power relations, friends, ambitious, defense attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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63%
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, defense attorney, parents and children, workplace, parent child relationship, society, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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63%
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The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Clancy Brown, and Billy Zane, the show follows ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: lawyer, law firm, corporate world, lawsuit, rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, ambition, legal, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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62%
100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, workplace situations, lawsuit, dedicated lawyer, crimes, workplace, legal, law enforcement, jury, cop witness relations, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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61%
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Fairly Legal (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found--even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: female lawyer, lawyer, boss and employee, law firm, family relations, career change, power relations, starting over, workplace, workplace situations, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge who serves in a family court, and in addition to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: judge, family relations, legal, parents and children, female judge, starting over, single mother, couples, living with parents, love and romance, courtroom drama, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
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59%
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the third spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, rivalry, police detective, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Divide is a 2014 legal drama that aired on WE tv. The first season consisted of eight hour-long episodes. It premiered on July 16, 2014. On October 30, 2014, the series was canceled by WE-tv.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, district attorney, moral dilemma, crimes, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, murder, planting evidence, feminist, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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57%
Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, clinic, workplace, workplace situations, lifesaver, family relations, lifestyle, boss and employee, doctors and patients, medical, feminism, medicine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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57%
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Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Hawthorne is an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, african american woman, nurse, workplace, doctors and patients, family relations, single parent, workplace situations, friendship, male female relationship, female protagonist, coworker relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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56%
The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lawyer, jury, courtroom drama, hopes, workplace, courtroom, defense attorney, power relations, society, coworker, dedicated lawyer, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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54%
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3 lbs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: 3 lbs is a drama that aired on CBS from November 14 to 28, 2006, replacing the cancelled series Smith. The show itself was then canceled three weeks later due to poor ratings. The title refers to the fact that the average human brain weighs ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, partners, reluctant partners, doctors and patients, doctor, power relations, workplace, neurosurgeon, friendship, rivalry, medicine, surgeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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54%
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The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, clever, stylized
Plot: law firm, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, social problems, moral dilemma, workplace, crimes, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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54%
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Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: sugarcane, farm, life turned upside down, family relations, power relations, parents and children, interracial relations, society, social relations, single parent, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
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The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: The Jury is a British television serial broadcast in 2002. The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, courtroom, murder, uncover truth, legal, price of justice, crimes, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, support group, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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53%
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The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, lawyer, court, female protagonist, legal, self discovery, working mom, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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51%