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Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
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Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and Marcia Gay Harden (Academy Award winner for Pollock) star in the Lifetime Original Movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy based on the international headline-grabbing story of the now infamous American exchange student accused by Italian authorities of brutally killing her roommate. Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy poses the question of whether Knox (Panettiere), the Seattle honors student accused of murdering her college roommate Meredith Kercher (Amanda Fernando Stevens) in 2007 with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito (Paolo Romio) and acquaintance Rudy Guede (Djirbi Kebe), actually committed the crime or was herself a victim.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: crimes, college, legal investigation, murder, courtroom drama, unlikely criminals, prison, legal action, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, murderous pair, courtroom, life is a bitch, legal, couples, campus, price of justice, college student, illegal drugs, american abroad, knife murder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy: Untouched (2017), Three Blind Mice (2001), One Angry Juror (2010), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013), Common (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Untouched (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, haunted by the past, courtroom drama, crimes, life is a bitch, legal, legal investigation, courtroom, murder, secret, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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95%
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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, frame up, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal action, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
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81%
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: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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72%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: legal investigation, injustice, legal, courtroom, family problems, rehabilitation, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, police corruption, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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 ...
Plot: crimes, murder, courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, false accusation, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, crime, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: tense, captivating, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, who done it, crime, crimes, law enforcement, police station, mystery, gangsters, deadly, small town, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, police station, deadly, crimes, crime, partners against crime, workplace, partners, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, crime, mystery, obsession, destructive relationship, amateur detective, murder, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, legal, deadly, legal investigation, police detective, dishonesty, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: trial, courtroom drama, investigation, dedicated lawyer, crimes, obsession, murder, legal, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, one last case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Crime of the Century (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, who done it, legal action, uncover truth, legal, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal investigation, prison life, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal action, law enforcement, couple relations, love affair, crimes, couples, court case, female protagonist, society, prostitute, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang, courtroom drama, gangsters, crime, deadly, crimes, society, idealism, rebellion, undercover, police investigation ...
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48%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, uncover truth, crime, crimes, investigation, police investigation, heist, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1992, 1990s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Cheating Pact (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three high school students that are under pressure from their parents to get into good colleges convince a shy but very smart girl to take the College Entrance Test for them.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, false accusation, crimes, frame up, witnessing a crime, legal investigation, high school, college, teenage love, dishonesty, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, frame up, false accusation, crimes, confined, crime, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal, prison ...
Time: 80s
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47%
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After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, downfall, human nature, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, rivalry, family relations, society, murder, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Her Fatal Flaw (2006)
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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Fatal Honeymoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, couple relations, uncover truth, woman in danger, couples, law enforcement, crimes, danger, infidelity, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, boss and employee, law enforcement, crime, crimes, courtroom drama, legal action, deadly, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, dishonesty, law enforcement, gory, crimes, deadly, prostitute, deception, college, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Law & Order: LA (2010)
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: law and order, legal, murder, police investigation, legal action, law enforcement, police detective, workplace, legal investigation, power relations, courtroom drama, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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40%
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Screwed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: rough, disturbing, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, downfall, fish out of water, life is a bitch, prison, confined, crime, deadly, corrupt officer, crimes, violence spree, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 635
Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ghent, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 199
Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, society, strong female presence, violence against women, deception, rape, husband wife relationship, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Swoon (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
Style: gloomy, serious, contemplative, clever, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, investigation, teenage life, dishonesty, gender, couples, law enforcement, missing person, danger, crimes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 685
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, investigation, orphan, sexual content, danger, family in danger, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5K
Blue Caprice (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A narrative feature film inspired by the events known as the Beltway sniper attacks.
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murderous pair, deadly, crime, crimes, violence spree, on the run, partners, on the road, man boy relationship, lawyer, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: murder, small town, deadly, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, investigation, scotch whiskey, hit and run, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, crime, state affairs, deadly, legal, rivalry, assassination, against the rules, army investigation, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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36%