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The Advocate (1993)
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The Advocate (1993)
Original name: The Hour of The Pig
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of murdering a child. And the pig is owned by beautiful gypsy Samira (Annabi), so the idealistic lawyer can fall in love (or lust). There's religion and superstition, there's power struggles, there's ignorance versus knowledge--things sound very modern indeed.
Style: tense, realistic, enigmatic, stylized, twists and turns, intense, factual, clever, witty, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, investigation, crime, legal action, french countryside, disorder, legal, society, crimes, pig, prejudice, medieval, murder mystery, twists & turns, catastrophe, politics, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, deadly, fish out of water, witchcraft, court case ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, investigation, police investigation, deadly and mystery mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Advocate: The Reckoning (2002), Evil Under the Sun (1982), The Bride Wore Black (1968), The Star Chamber (1983), Perry Mason Returns (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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The Reckoning (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, twists and turns, scenic ...
Plot: mystery, redemption, murder, medieval, monk, priest, village, infidelity, theatrical troupe, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, clever, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, island, murder mystery, crime, agatha christie, mystery, crimes, intrigue, multiple suspects, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, albania, south of france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: french noir, stylized, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, strong female presence, female killer, couples, deadly, dealing with death, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, judge, crimes, crime, murder, idealism, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, secret society, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Perry Mason Returns (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, tense
Plot: courtroom, private detective, false accusation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, boss and employee, deadly, dishonesty, legal action, legal, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, police detective, riddles and clues, who done it, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the medieval times, Martin Guerre returns to his hometown in the middle of France, after being away in the war since he was a child. Nobody recognise him, and the people who knew him suspect he is not Martin, but he knows all about his family ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, village, identity theft, countryside, courtroom drama, romance, social relations, mysterious character, society, dishonesty, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages
Place: france, europe, southern france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
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Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, tricky, disturbing ...
Plot: sexualized violence, murder, sex party, investigation, extramarital affair, mystery, crimes, lesbian cunnilingus, journalist, entertainer, obsession, murder mystery ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1972
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, court, murder, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, trial, crimes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Inspector Lavardin (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Lavardin is called to a provincial village to investigate a murder – only to find that one of his ex-lovers is the victim’s widow.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, friendship, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, mind game, village life, police corruption ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: tense, serious, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Brigham City (2001)
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 148 min.
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Common (2014)
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Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, court, uncover truth, trial, legal, injustice, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Innocent (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Torchwood) stars as Rusty Sabich, a judge charged with the murder of his wife, a situation that comes 20 years after he was cleared in the death of his mistress. During this latest trial, a secret affair from ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
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Style: tense, suspense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crimes, crime, investigation, courtroom, justice, secrets, murder trial, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, judge, courtroom, state affairs, scapegoat, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, investigation, politics, lobbyist, state affairs, hypocrisy, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, husband wife relationship, bartender ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, death sentence, justice, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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True Story (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, crimes, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, oregon, montana, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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People I Know (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.
Style: cynical, bleak, enigmatic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, witnessing a crime, society, crimes, political corruption, showbiz, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, investigation, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%