Movies like Jagged Edge

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Jagged Edge (1985)
 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 hasn't handled a criminal case for many years. There's a certain chemistry between them and Teddy soon finds herself defending the man she loves.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, mind bending, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house, mystery, crime, neo-noir, crimes, heroes, legal investigation, legal, danger, couples, who done it, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, deadly, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, power relations, guilt, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa

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Most similar movies to Jagged Edge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, investigation, deadly, betrayal and mystery mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Jagged Edge: Presumed Innocent (1990), Primal Fear (1996), Basic Instinct (1992), Fracture (2007), Suspect (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, lawyer, courtroom, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 155K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, passionate interest, sex addict, obsession, seduction, sex, sexualized violence, sexual tension, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 167K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, obsession, lawyer, courtroom drama, perfect crime, manipulation, legal investigation, attempted murder, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, dishonesty, power relations, state affairs, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.2
 11K
Jade (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he ...
Style: sexual, erotic, rough, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitution, strong sexual content, femme fatale, sex, sexuality, who done it, crimes, crimes of passion, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, who done it, dangerous attraction, drugs/alcohol, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, who to trust, policewoman, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Body of Evidence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sizzingly sexy Madonna leads a star-filled cast in this erotic thriller as a woman accused of killing a wealthy, elderly man through her insatiable sexual prowess.
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crime, seduction, infidelity, femme fatale, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, manipulations, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, sex, mind game, jacuzzi, legs, obsession, sexual relations, who to trust, working the system, crimes, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, europe, scotland yard, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, lawyer, life turned upside down, army investigation, justice, crime, dedicated lawyer, supportive spouse, arrested, hidden identity, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von B├╝low lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: talky, clever, witty, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: coma, courtroom drama, lawyer, attempted murder, law student, diabetes, crime, murder, crimes, power relations, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious, intense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, suicide, courtroom, navy, lawyer, military, murder, sexism, army investigation, marines, u.s. navy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 9K
D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: race against time, murder, neo noir, college, mystery, police investigation, destiny, vengeance, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 34K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, suspect, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crime, crimes, sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, twins, yacht, courtroom drama, crimes, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, who done it, dedicated lawyer, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 8K
Black Widow (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, crime, serial killer, obsession, investigation, woman in danger, danger, dishonesty, couples, deadly, dangerous attraction, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, missing person, woman in danger, police investigation, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mind game, prostitute, violence, secret, police investigation, crimes, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.8
 12K
Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, infidelity, betrayal, femme fatale, gangsters, mystery, dangerous attraction, lust, family problems, manipulations, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime, betrayal, mouse, psychopath, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, who done it, legal investigation, crime, mob boss, organized crime, society, law enforcement, rivalry, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 7K
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, stalking, female protagonist, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, sexy, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, female protagonist, psychiatrist, erotic thriller, dangerous attraction, crime, protagonist as suspect, power relations, crimes, investigation, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, law enforcement, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage, friendship, domestic violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 3K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, doctors and patients, dealing with death, life is a bitch, power relations, disability, haunted by the past, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, laboratory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, crime, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 620
Defenseless (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Los Angeles lawyer defends her former college roommate, whose husband -- her lover -- has been slain.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, surprise ending
Plot: secret, murder, jealousy, crimes, who done it, dedicated lawyer, love and romance, legal investigation, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Guilty Conscience (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, mind game, infidelity, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, crimes, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, political corruption, investigation, police, neo noir, police investigation, crime, mystery, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%