Movies like Last Dance

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Last Dance
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep friendship, while all the while the date for her execution draws nearer.
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, melancholic, romantic, touching, intense, talky ...
Plot: prison, murder, death, lawyer, legal action, death penalty, courtroom drama, death row, life & death, courtroom, false accusation, confined, vengeance, legal, mentor, justice, tattoo, golf club, society, power relations, obsession, women, politics, friends, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, texas, new jersey, taj mahal, india, california
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A Few Good Men
Drama, Thriller
USA
138 min.
 7.7
A Time to Kill
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
149 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to Last Dance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, police investigation, runaway, vengeance and adaptation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Last Dance: Murder in the First (1995), Nuts (1987), Gloria (1999), The Crossing Guard (1995), Trial by Jury (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Murder in the First
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, torture, male nudity, dedicated lawyer, corruption, mentor, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
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Nuts
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, mental illness, courtroom, lawyer, psychiatrist, insanity, prostitution, parents and children, child abuse, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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System:   90%
    User:   90%
 
 5.1
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Gloria
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: emotional, twists and turns, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, on the run, mafia, crime, chase, urban, violence, parents and children, destiny, family, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   71%
 
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The Crossing Guard
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: bleak, suspense, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, redemption, obsession, revenge, murder, tragedy, guilt, death, drinking, chase, prison, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   93%
 
Trial by Jury
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, crime, gangsters, murder, courtroom drama, vengeance, kidnapping, good versus evil, revenge, dedicated lawyer, gangster, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   83%
    User:   72%
 
 6.3
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Red Corner
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, suspense, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, death penalty, justice, political corruption, corruption, courtroom, legal action, lawyer, murder mystery, political, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   91%
 
 6.3
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Extremities
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, rape, violence, vigilantism, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, brutality, confined, justice, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   86%
 
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 5.4
 38K
Stone
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: prison, manipulation, infidelity, arson, strong sexual content, manipulations, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, confined, corruption, drinking, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   69%
 
 6.0
 11K
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, murder, racism, courtroom, death, dedicated lawyer, book, revenge, lawyer, legal action, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   88%
 
 5.6
 15K
The Juror
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, vengeance, mafia, obsession, gangsters, murder, betrayal, surveillance, chase, witnessing a crime, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   76%
 
 6.6
 29K
True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, talky, serious ...
Plot: investigation, crime, death penalty, death row, murder, lawyer, prison, journalism, police investigation, death, race against time, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   70%
 
Sleeping with the Enemy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, obsession, starting over, violent husband, stalking, haunted by the past, hidden identity, violence, woman in danger, danger, desperation, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   66%
 
Bad Influence
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, neo-noir, betrayal, friendship, manipulation, corruption, violence, psychopath, revenge, pornography, psychology, stylish ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   58%
 
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White Man's Burden
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: racism, kidnapping, vengeance, alternate reality, factory, switching roles, race issues, prejudice, interracial relations, crime, stereotypes, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   66%
 
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A Few Good Men
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, clever, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, lawyer, military, corruption, underdog, court, justice, death, dedicated lawyer, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   63%
 
 6.4
 6K
Class Action
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, father daughter relationship, courtroom, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, court, conspiracy, family drama, mentor, legal investigation, chase, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   68%
 
 6.6
 8K
Suspect
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, clever, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime, chase, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, murder mystery, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   57%
 
Body of Evidence
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, sexual, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sex, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, strong sexual content, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), male nudity, betrayal, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   67%
 
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Silent Fall
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, autism, psychiatrist, murder mystery, doctors and patients, police investigation, haunted by the past, redemption, psychopath, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
 5.0
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Sliver
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman moves into an apartment in Manhattan and learns that the previous tenant's life ended mysteriously after they fell from the balcony.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, voyeurism, serial killer, sex, obsession, surveillance, psychopath, strong sexual content, death, murder mystery, pornography, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
 6.3
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Betrayed
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI agent (Debra Winger) falls in love with a white supremacist (Tom Berenger) whose group she infiltrates.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, violence, racism, terrorism, hunting, camp, special agents, prejudice, espionage, white supremacist, fbi ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
The Star Chamber
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, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, vigilantism, murder, serial killer, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, courtroom, hitman, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
 6.1
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Disclosure
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: workplace, obsession, conspiracy, vengeance, sexual harassment, lawyer, manipulation, internet, betrayal, virtual reality, revenge, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
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The Temp
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A series of mysterious accidents at a food company lead a manager to suspect his impressive new temporary secretary.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, office, serial killer, obnoxious boss, gory, protagonist as suspect, mentor, manipulations, paranoia, life & death, guilty pleasure, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
 6.6
 2K
Suture
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, neo noir, pornography, parents and children, murder, obsession, dialogue, crimes, sexualized violence, male nudity, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
Basic Instinct 2
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, sexual, twists and turns, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex, murder, obsession, femme fatale, male nudity, strong sexual content, crime, verbal byplay, psychology, psychiatrist, mind game, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, san francisco, scotland yard
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System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
Return to Paradise
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past ...
Style: realistic, suspense, bleak, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, drugs, lawyer, prison, moral dilemma, drug addiction, weed, unlikely friendships, mentor, morality, corruption, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: malaysia, asia, usa, new york, new jersey ...
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
 6.8
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Caught
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: realistic, psychological, sexual, serious, erotic ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, infidelity, fish, bus, love triangle, greed, homeless, love and romance, store, secrets, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 

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Brokedown Palace
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, friendship, coming of age, lawyer, sacrifice, best friends, teenager, drug dealing, unlikely friendships, drugs, prison escape, women ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, asia, china, hong kong, hawaii ...
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System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
 6.3
 10K
Edmond
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, redemption, violence, destiny, murder, prejudice, racism, loneliness, unlikely criminals, urban, starting over, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
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