Movies like Mistrial

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Mistrial (1996)
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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: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, hostage, courtroom, murder, crimes, injustice, law enforcement, legal investigation, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, legal action, life is a bitch, legal, rivalry, who done it, confined, police corruption, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, heroes, graphic violence, rebellion, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy

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Most similar movies to Mistrial

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, legal, deadly, courtroom drama, rivalry, dishonesty and dedicated lawyer mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Mistrial: Trial by Jury (1994), Deadlocked (2000), Color of Justice (1997), Salvation (2001), Sins of the Preacher (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, legal action, mob boss, organized crime, murder, gangsters, law enforcement, legal, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: legal, hostage, courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, injustice, hotshot lawyer, society, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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62%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, racism, interracial relations, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, injustice, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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51%
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Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, crimes, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, couple relations, legal, clergy, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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49%
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The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, legal, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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45%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, crimes, law enforcement, fighting the system, courtroom drama, teenage life, injustice, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
43%
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An attorney takes the lawyer/client relationship too seriously. She ends up falling for her client, a very charming photographer who has been charged with a multiple murder. She wants to believe he is innocent but she cannot deny her suspicions.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, power relations, courtroom, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman in danger, who done it, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, fall in love, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, legal, dishonesty, who done it, legal action, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: murder, conspiracy, legal, investigation, prison, police detective, rivalry, police investigation, false accusation, courtroom, law enforcement, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, law enforcement, reluctant partners, who done it, crimes, police investigation, female detective, dishonesty, serial killer, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rampage (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on incredible killing and mutilating sprees until (and even after, when he ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, death sentence, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game, chase, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 890
Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, judge, courtroom, cave, graphic violence, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: terrorism, legal, professor, court, lawyer, terrorist, injustice, power relations, courtroom drama, prison life, prison, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, police, who done it, frame up, dishonesty, legal investigation, suspect, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, power relations, courtroom, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, legal action, legal investigation, crimes, law enforcement, legal, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, power relations, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Warrior Class (2007)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, courtroom, dangerous attraction, fall in love, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, corporate crime, drug abuse, courtroom drama, addiction, corporate crimes, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Ambushed (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white supremacy, racism, xenophobia, police, special agents, on the run, legal investigation, legal, crimes, witnessing a crime, society, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, political conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, murder mystery, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, frame up, mystery, who done it, legal action, injustice, wrongfully committed, courtroom drama, power relations, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, who done it, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, murder, legal, crimes, legal investigation, attorney, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Naked Lie (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They are the perfect, and politically correct, couple. He is a judge, she is a high profile attorney. When she takes on a sensational murder case, the trail leads right to her own front door.
Style: realistic, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, mystery, dangerous attraction, hotshot lawyer, couples, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, love and romance, courtroom drama, law enforcement, romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 647
Loved (1997)
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide, courtroom drama, graphic violence, unfulfillment, hotshot lawyer, legal, domestic disturbance, legal action, dedicated lawyer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, introspection, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, drug dealing, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, injustice, obsession, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious ...
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 ⇓
29%
Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, legal investigation, fighting the system, injustice, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, social differences, society ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%