Movies like Last Dance

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Last Dance (1996)
 5.7
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
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, talky, intense, tense, serious, suspenseful, sexy, suspense, erotic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, lawyer, murder, death row, lethal injection, justice, death sentence, love story, courtroom drama, legal action, life is a bitch, prison life, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, confined, power relations, women, death, brother sister relationship, friendship, courtroom, catastrophe, indians, revenge, natural disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, australia, new jersey, india, taj mahal, california

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Most similar movies to Last Dance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, legal, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama and police investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Last Dance: The Chamber (1996), Gloria (1999), Return to Sender (2004), Disclosure (1994), Murder in the First (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: thought provoking, suspense, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, death sentence, crimes, murder, legal, prison, anti semitism, haunted by the past, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967, 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
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100%
 5.1
 6K
Gloria (1999)
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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: asthma, gangsters, murder, runaway, justice, women, mafia, woman in danger, introspection, down on your luck, crimes, orphan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Return to Sender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, death sentence, confined, redemption, prison life, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, death row ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 50K
Disclosure (1994)
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: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, manipulation, workplace, conspiracy, false accusation, seduction, vengeance, sex, computer, hacker, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, san francisco, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Murder in the First (1995)
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, thought provoking, light, tense, brutal ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, alcatraz, lawyer, murder, prison escape, legal, escape attempt, torture, court, crimes, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1938
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Brokedown Palace (1999)
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: suspense, intense, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prison, guilty pleasure, weekend, friendship, coming of age, justice, false accusation, injustice, women's prison, escape attempt, adolescence, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, london, the philippines, hawaii, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 262K
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, suspense, tricky, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, u.s. navy, military, army investigation, court, marines, court martial, hotshot lawyer, suicide, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Shot in the Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: AND YOU'RE TO BLAME! Honey, you give love a bad name. (The story of a man coming to terms with the sins and secrets of his notorious brother and, in the process, exploring the legacy of violence in his own family.)
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: mormon, murder, death row, tragic hero, courtroom drama, dysfunctional family, prison, prison life, parents and children, legal, confined, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 17K
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, suspense, intense, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, death sentence, frame up, justice, political corruption, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, conspiracy theory, fighting the system, legal action, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 10K
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, twists and turns, tense, intense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, lawyer, murder mystery, murder, courtroom, justice, mystery, false accusation, manipulation, police corruption, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 36K
True Crime (1999)
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: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: death sentence, death row, crimes, investigation, race against time, lawyer, false accusation, prison, journalism, uncover truth, journal, reporter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: sexy, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, lawyer, gangsters, legal action, law enforcement, legal, society, rivalry, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 8K
Class Action (1991)
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: touching, suspense, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter relationship, father daughter conflict, court, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, family relations, righting the wronged, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 808
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, hostage, courtroom, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, false accusation, injustice, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 159K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
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, suspenseful, emotional, intense, suspense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, murder, obsession, hit and run, revenge, tragedy, crimes, redemption, vengeance, loss of daughter, justice, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, nebraska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.5
 33K
Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, suspense, touching, emotional ...
Plot: prison, murder, psychologist, estrangement, redemption, crimes, violence, insanity, greed, corruption, doctors and patients, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, africa, cuba, florida, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 3K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: prison, prison riot, prison life, gang, false accusation, redemption, life is a bitch, confined, murder, vengeance, family life, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, prison, murder, conspiracy, legal, investigation, police detective, rivalry, police investigation, false accusation, courtroom, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 449
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 616
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, moral dilemma, false accusation, courtroom drama, mystery, investigation, frame up, introspection, teenage life, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.5
 15K
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, neo noir, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, crimes, mystery, legal, court, courtroom drama, surveillance, adultery, divorce, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Blind Injustice (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A blind woman finds herself the target of an attacker again after the person originally convicted of her rape is found to be innocent of the crime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: prison life, disability, prison, injustice, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, false accusation, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, blindness, woman with a gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, terrorist, professor, court, terrorism, legal, injustice, power relations, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Body of Evidence (1992)
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, sexy, suspenseful, twists and turns, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, femme fatale, seduction, infidelity, sex, courtroom drama, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, lawyer, female masturbation, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Return to Paradise (1998)
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: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, intellectual, feel good ...
Plot: death sentence, friendship, prison, redemption, moral dilemma, drug addiction, guilt, lawyer, courage, death row, hanging, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: malaysia, new jersey, new york, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: talky, suspense, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, politics, crimes, courtroom, lawyer, manipulation, newspaper reporter, legal, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 4K
Symmetry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dwudziestosześcioletni Łukasz, niesłusznie posądzony o napad na starszą kobietę, trafia do aresztu śledczego. Adwokat wynajęty przez matkę bezskutecznie próbuje go stamtąd wydostać. Pod wpływem dramatycznych wydarzeń w celi ...
Style: tense, suspense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: prison, prison life, immorality, prisoner, innocence, miscarriage of justice, criminal, murder, coincidence, jail, social problems, confined ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%