Movies like The Trial 2010

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The Trial
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him forever.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal action, introspection, courtroom, hopes, small town, legal, dedicated lawyer, dealing with death, murder, legal investigation, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, crimes, rivalry, power relations, murder trial, suicide by gunshot, suicide thoughts, private investigator, widower, depression, verdict, capital punishment, loss of wife, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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Damages
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about legal, courtroom drama, crimes, legal action, legal investigation, power relations and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Trial: Law & Order (1990), Her Fatal Flaw (2006), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005), Matlock (1986), Shark (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Law & Order
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, lawyer, fighting crime, courtroom, legal action, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crime investigation, law and order, police ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Her Fatal Flaw
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you think your dating life is hard, check out what happens to poor Laney! Talk about a love hangover: The nice guy this prominent attorney spent last night with winds up being the main suspect in the brutal murder of a Chicago city councilman. If ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: legal investigation, uncover truth, mystery, woman in danger, courtroom, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, manipulations, courtroom drama, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   90%
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Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, rough, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Matlock
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: crime, hotshot lawyer, elderly, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, legal action, courtroom, lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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Shark
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Notorious Los Angeles defense attorney Sebastian Stark becomes disillusioned with his career after his successful defense of a wife-abuser results in the wife's death. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, office, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, mystery, legal action, who done it, righting the wronged, prosecutor, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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One Angry Juror
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, tense, realistic, sincere
Plot: dedicated lawyer, investigation, legal investigation, courtroom, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, murder, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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System:   80%
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Three Blind Mice
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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: legal action, crime, legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, mystery, false accusation, murder, vietnam veteran, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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System:   78%
    User:   93%
 
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The Trials of Cate McCall
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, crime, uncover truth, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, rehabilitation, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   74%
    User:   67%
 
McBride: The Chameleon Murder
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, mystery, legal investigation, crimes, legal, cons and scams, courtroom drama, false accusation, murder, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   67%
    User:   63%
 
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Damages
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, legal, crimes, dishonesty, workplace, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   64%
    User:   75%
 
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: crimes, law and order, fighting crime, police, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, sexual abuse, crime, lawyer, legal action, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, new york
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System:   59%
    User:   66%
 
Law & Order: LA
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, courtroom, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   59%
    User:   67%
 
The Warrior Class
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Advocate
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, mystery, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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And Never Let Her Go
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, mystery, legal investigation, obsession, dangerous attraction, courtroom drama, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware
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System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
The Burning Bed
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, legal action, small town, legal investigation, vengeance, redemption, domestic violence, murder, couple relations, courtroom drama, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, usa
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    User:   45%
 
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The Verdict
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, hospital, courtroom, court, fighting the system, lawyer, justice, betrayal, legal action, mentor, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
Perry Mason Returns
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, mind bending
Plot: dedicated lawyer, private detective, courtroom, mystery, legal action, crime, false accusation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
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The Whole Truth
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, district attorney, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, ambition, lawyer, legal, rivalry, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
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Our Fathers
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: clergy, legal action, legal investigation, church, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, fighting the system, legal, society, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, europe, france, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
Like Dandelion Dust
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adoption, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family problems, family relations, legal action, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
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System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
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The Chamber
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: talky, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, murder, racism, courtroom, death, dedicated lawyer, book, revenge, lawyer, legal action, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
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Loved
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, suicide, legal, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, love affair ...
Time: 90s
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System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
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Untouched
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Untouched is the story of a reluctant attorney's struggle with inner demons while defending a teenage girl accused of murdering her newborn. When the "Hostess City of the South" is rocked by the horrific crime, Mitchell Thomas III ...
Style: serious, gloomy, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: courtroom drama, haunted by the past, legal, courtroom, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, uncover truth, crimes, abortion, investigation, guitar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
The Andersonville Trial
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: army investigation, american civil war, legal investigation, courtroom, captivity, prison, prison life, injustice, military, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
Pride & Loyalty
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jake DeMitro cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, office, hotshot lawyer, school, legal action, crime, obsession, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
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Philly
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal action, courtroom, courtroom drama, workplace situations, legal, partners, workplace, power relations, reluctant partners, single parent, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story
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: emotional, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, uncover truth, crime, courtroom drama, murder, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   45%
 

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Michael Clayton
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, corruption, murder, guilt, storytelling, business, surveillance, dedicated lawyer, mental illness, lawsuit, greed, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city
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    User:   39%
 
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Obsessed
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.
Style: serious, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, prison, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, manipulations, doctor, dangerous attraction, love affair, courtroom drama, price of justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   41%
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