Movies like High Crimes

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High Crimes (2002)
 6.4
 35K
High Crimes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military cover-up, the attorney defends him in a military court.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, clever, twists and turns, realistic, suspense, twist ending, exciting, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, lawyer, life turned upside down, army investigation, justice, crime, dedicated lawyer, supportive spouse, arrested, legal investigation, hidden identity, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, secret identity, police corruption, military, fighting the system, court, crimes, heroes, family relations, couple relations, marines, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico, latin america

Most similar movies to High Crimes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and tense films with plots about murder, crime, mentor, dialogue, twists & turns, secrets and chase mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like High Crimes: Kiss the Girls (1997), Double Jeopardy (1999), Presumed Innocent (1990), Twisted (2004), Primal Fear (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 59K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery, violence against women, forensics, serial killer, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: false accusation, vengeance, prison, faked death, sailboat, betrayal, crime, manhunt, manipulations, presumed dead, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 19K
Twisted (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, dangerous attraction, crimes, drugs/alcohol, who done it, law enforcement, who to trust, life is a bitch, policewoman, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 161K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: split personality, mental illness, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: district attorney, dishonesty, life turned upside down, crimes, hotshot lawyer, serial killer, murder, crime, false accusation, legal, hit and run, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom, legal, hotshot lawyer, mind game, judge, murder, arrest, courtroom drama, trial, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, electric chair, death row, police brutality, psychopath, neo noir, swamp, revenge, crime, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 85K
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, tense, cynical, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, lawsuit, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, cincinnati ohio, ohio, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 94K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, rescue, radio, investigation, changing the past or future, murder, sent to the past, baseball, firefighter, serial killer, police detective, nurse ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 231K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, conspiracy, betrayal, father daughter relationship, military life, fighting the system, politics, u.s. army, mystery, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 8K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, power relations, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 36K
Deception (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New York's power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathan's introduction to The ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: betrayal, frame up, hotel, deception, heist, lawyer, life turned upside down, cons and scams, intrigue, danger, teaching the ways of the world, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, europe, new york, spain, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, twists and turns, mysterious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing child, mystery, crime, haunted by the past, uncover truth, fbi, life is a bitch, dishonesty, obsession, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 126K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, conspiracy, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, mystery, hidden identity, seduction, secret, undercover, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 52K
Out of Time (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, frame up, faked death, crime, law enforcement, cons and scams, double murder, race against time, protagonist as suspect, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 12K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, beach house, heiress, mystery, crime, neo-noir, legal, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 27K
The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, assassination, investigation, special agents, crime, ex law enforcer, hunt down, crimes, deadly, espionage, assassin, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, washington d.c., paris france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 212K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: intense, tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, military, suicide, navy, lawyer, murder, sexism, marines, u.s. navy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, murder, political corruption, politics, crime, fighting the system, supreme court, professor, investigation, fbi, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, courtroom, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, fighting the system, legal, law enforcement, journalism, injustice, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, murder mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 28K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, danger, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, deception, assassin, revenge, mystery, organized crime, death, loss of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, serial killer, judge, crime, murder, vengeance, political corruption, crimes, uncover truth, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, deadly, amateur detective, false accusation, frame up, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, new jersey, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 71K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, frame up, paranoia, chaos, suspect, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 20K
Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, courtroom, legal action, dishonesty, law enforcement, government agency, partners, mistrust, legal, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%