Movies like The Good Shepherd 2004

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The Good Shepherd (2004)
 5.2
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The Good Shepherd (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is also his former sweetheart.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, priest, investigation, fighting the system, amateur detective, uncover truth, crimes, clergy, life is a bitch, journalism, rebellion, legal, dishonesty, religions or cults, investigative reporter, ex girlfriend, worship, conspiracy, crime, society, media, deadly ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Good Shepherd

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, life is a bitch, uncover truth and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Good Shepherd: Confession (2005), Complicity (2000), Reversible Errors (2004), Word of Honor (2003), Deadline (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, law enforcement, crimes, crime, fighting the system, courtroom drama, teenage life, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
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Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, false accusation, uncover truth, police detective, protagonist as suspect, investigation, frame up, deadly, gory, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, frame up, investigation, false accusation, lovers reunited, police investigation, uncover truth, testimony, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.4
 544
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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, army investigation, life is a bitch, society, legal, crimes, military life, dedicated lawyer, military, dishonesty ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 424
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, price of justice, society, crimes, injustice, idealism, redemption, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, husband murders wife, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, mystery, undercover, police corruption, crimes, media, amateur detective, legal, law enforcement, journalism, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 1K
06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, state affairs, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty, assassination, fighting the system, politics, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, amateur detective, uncover truth, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, society, youth, danger, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, chases and races, on the run, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, fugitives, law enforcement, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, who done it, false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, deadly, police detective, crime, life is a bitch, false accusation, police investigation, dishonesty, prison, uncover truth, law enforcement, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, enigmatic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, murder, legal investigation, couple relations, legal action, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, mystery, dishonesty, legal, society, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 397
Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal, rebellion, dishonesty, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, crime, investigation, media, female nudity, minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 112
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: amateur detective, femme fatale, missing person, murder, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, society, legal, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
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Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: conspiracy, escapades, investigation, state affairs, crimes, ocean or sea, uncover truth, terrorism, dishonesty, journalism, deadly, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, estonia, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 25
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Fog and Night (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fog and the Night is the search of an investigator who has lost his confidence in his organization and whose happy"family father" order has been disrupted by his young lover.And introverted man due to his profession , not a big talker or ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, partners, murder, friendship, law enforcement, rebellion, danger, society, who to trust, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, state affairs, society, rebellion, legal, courtroom, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.9
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The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, who done it, crimes, deadly, murder, legal, rivalry, legal investigation, attorney
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 422
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, deadly, murder, investigation, amateur detective, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, missing person, obsession, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mind game, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Conspiracy of Silence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a priest commits suicide and two trainees are expelled from a seminary, a journalist starts to investigate the Vatican’s silence on broken vows of celibacy. A thriller examining the internal conflicts in the modern Catholic church.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: church, suicide, celibacy, gay, uncover truth, fighting the system, crimes, clergy, priest, society, dishonesty, crisis of conscience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, false accusation, who done it, estate, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Return to Sender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, death sentence, deadly, confined, redemption, prison life, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%