Movies like The Fixer

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The Fixer (1998)
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The Fixer (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Killoran is a lawyer who can 'fix' any situation for his wealthy clients, usually by bribing or blackmailing corrupt officials. Killoran runs afoul of some of his clients when he has a crisis of conscience after miraculously surviving a riding accident.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, politics, crime, legal investigation, graphic violence, mystery, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, going straight, nudity (full frontal - brief), lawyer, female nudity, sex scene, accident, corruption, riding accident, dying man, catholic priest, horse riding, murder, family in danger, ex husband ex wife relationship, second chance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois

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Most similar movies to The Fixer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Fixer: Color of Justice (1997), Eye of the Stranger (1993), A Question of Silence (1982), Laws of Deception (1997), The Substitute (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, contests and competitions, legal, small town, wrongfully committed, terrorism, infidelity, vengeance, small town life, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
A Question of Silence (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other two join her in beating the man to death. Other female ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, legal, feminism, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, politics, life is a bitch, crime, law enforcement, legal investigation, deadly, store ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Laws of Deception (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A law student is seduced by a beautiful woman he doesn't know, and after a one night stand with her, his roommate warns him to be careful because he suspects she may have other motives. Years later, she returns and hires him as her lawyer to ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: murder, lawyer, law enforcement, legal action, rivalry, obsessive quest, crime, orphan, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Substitute (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school substitute English teacher resorts to murder to protect her murderous dark past while seducing a student whom begins to suspect her true identity.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, murder, crimes, hidden identity, power relations, disorder, high school hunk, teachers and students, haunted by the past, workplace situations, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, couples, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Jaded (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an innocent young girl finds herself befriended by two sexy, uninhibited girls at a small-town bar, she discovers that they have more planned than just a party-and she's central to the action.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, rape, lesbian seduction, courtroom drama, sexual abuse, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 409
Frame of Mind (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: What happens when the truth is not enough? A New Jersey police detective comes across new evidence in the Kennedy assassination
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, uncover truth, danger, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, kennedy assassination, graphic violence, profanity, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: legal, gangsters, courtroom, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, fall in love, dangerous attraction, hitman, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
 149
The Big Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, danger, heist, mystery, missing person, chase, crimes, espionage, investigation, murder, escapades, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, terrorist, trial, professor, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, rivalry, fighting the system, heroes, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, fighting the system, going straight, protagonist as suspect, injustice, redemption, frame up, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, friendship, murder, crimes, dishonesty, lifestyle, deadly, law enforcement, society, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, legal, military life, dishonesty, law enforcement, military ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Allyson Is Watching (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Innocent, sexy Allyson leaves her boyfriend Peter to go to acting classes in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles she rents a room in an apartment building from the grumpy Mr. Merry next to the resident working girl, Bridget. During the day Allyson struggles ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, voyeurism, small town, sexual relations, school, small town life, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, couples, espionage, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Red Letters (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, obsession, destructive relationship, amateur detective, murder, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, infidelity, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, gang, master criminal, police corruption, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, crime, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 292
End Game (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicious criminal Brad Mayfield takes pleasure in kidnapping, assault and murder. It is up to Officer Dan Burk to stop his lust for blood. The stakes of the game quickly rise when Burk becomes romantically involved with a beautiful woman who happens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, captivating
Plot: murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, rivalry, danger, crimes, confined, deadly, graphic violence, kidnapping, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Grand Pardon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Le clan Bettoun : Raymond (le patriarche), Maurice (le fils), Jacky (le neveu), Roland (le neveu), Albert (le cousin de Raymond), Pépé (l'ami de Raymond), Samy (le garde du corps) sont un clan familial de caïds pieds-Noirs juifs du crime ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, interracial relations, family life, family business, crime, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters, graphic violence, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Wrong Woman (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this fresh take on Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man,” Ellen Plainview, a sweet, caring, working wife and mother, answers the door one afternoon to learn that she is under arrest for attempted murder.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: legal action, murder, law enforcement, love affair, couples, couple relations, crimes, court case, female protagonist, society, prostitute, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 115
After the Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the Game is a crime fiction murder mystery with a theme of "after the game of poker" and "after the game of life." It deals with revenge, deceit, lust and greed, and explores karma and the afterlife. Aging gambler Benny ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, gambling, vengeance, afterlife, crime, crimes, mind game, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, female nudity, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, undercover, mystery, police corruption, journalism, amateur detective, crimes, law enforcement, media, legal, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, legal, serial killer, legal investigation, danger, dishonesty, deadly, fall in love, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, crimes, release from prison, brother brother relationship, false accusation, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, going straight, redemption, youth, society, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, fugitives, danger, crime, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
3 Steps to Heaven (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bereaved woman adopts multiple disguises to track down the last three people to see her boyfriend before he died.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, crime, dishonesty, deadly, amateur detective, mentally unstable, obsession, cons and scams, murder, celebrity culture, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 362
Detention (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After some personal trauma, Wilson Walmsley is invited to work as a substitute teacher in a suburban public high school. He finds lack of authority and interest in the school direction and teacher body; uncontrolled and abusive students in an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, clever, biting, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, undisciplined, re-education, power relations, social relations, disorder, profanity, high school life, teenage life, teachers and students, high school, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 323
Lepke (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tony Curtis stars as the feared leader of "Murder Incorporated" in this underworld drama based on the life of Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. Lepke began his criminal career as a petty thief in his teens; a stretch in prison taught him ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, murder, gangsters, deadly, going straight, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, assassination, legal, crimes, best friends, crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%