Movies like Nothing But the Truth

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Nothing But the Truth
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious, dramatic, intense, twist ending, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, corruption, cia, courtroom drama, storytelling, murder, political, secrets, political conspiracy, plot twist, sacrifice, betrayal, justice, twists & turns, politics, moral ambiguity, greed, identity, dishonesty, mentor, manipulation, conspiracy, investigation, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Primal Fear
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
129 min.
 7.7
The Night Of
Crime, Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, intense, suspense and serious films with plots about twists & turns, catastrophe, corruption, police investigation, greed, mentor and secrets mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Nothing But the Truth: True Story (2015), Kill the Messenger (2014), Michael Clayton (2007), Primal Fear (1996), The Ides of March (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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True Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: prison, journalism, murder, death, uncover truth, twists & turns, mystery, corruption, investigation, police investigation, plot twist, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Kill the Messenger
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, cia, politics, drugs/alcohol, government agency, corruption, conspiracy, greed, courtroom, drug dealing, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, latin america, nicaragua, usa ...
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System:   79%
    User:   91%
 
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Michael Clayton
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, corruption, murder, guilt, storytelling, business, surveillance, dedicated lawyer, mental illness, lawsuit, greed, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city
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System:   75%
    User:   78%
 
 7.7
 152K
Primal Fear
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: clever, talky, psychological, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: crime, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, mental illness, court, courtroom, psychiatrist, manipulation, insanity, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Ides of March
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: clever, talky, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, idealism, corruption, innocence lost, morality, political intrigue, world politics, political, twists & turns, campaign, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, california, cincinnati ohio
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Absence of Malice
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: clever, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
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High Crimes
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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 ...
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The Pelican Brief
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, murder, political corruption, conspiracy, lawyer, corruption, chase, assassination, president, assassin, surveillance, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new orleans, washington d.c.
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System:   68%
    User:   65%
 
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The Contender
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Political thriller about Laine Hanson's nomination and confirmation as Vice President. An allegation that she was involved in a sexual orgy at the age of 19 is leaked to the press. As pressure mounts on Laine, she's torn between fighting ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, idealism, president, conspiracy, morality, adultery, assassination, world politics, political, head of state, strong sexual content, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, ohio, virginia, washington d.c.
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System:   68%
    User:   82%
 
 6.2
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Closed Circuit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, courtroom, espionage, conspiracy, surveillance, legal investigation, secret service, secrets, spy, spies, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, boston, usa
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System:   67%
    User:   64%
 
 7.1
 163K
Side Effects
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: clever, tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, drug abuse, depression, addiction, conspiracy, obsession, paranoia, revenge, mental illness, hospital, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   64%
    User:   69%
 
 7.2
 161K
Fracture
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: clever, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crime, lawyer, cheating, obsession, guilt, courtroom, court, investigation, manipulation, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   65%
 
The Lincoln Lawyer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, betrayal, investigation, plot twist, morality, hotshot lawyer, hip hop, jury, judge ...
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System:   63%
    User:   70%
 
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Suspect
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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, twists and turns ...
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State of Play
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, murder, politics, corruption, assassination, assassin, conspiracy, political corruption, chase, newspaper, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   66%
 
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, bleak ...
Plot: crime, vigilantism, murder, serial killer, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, courtroom, hitman, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   67%
 
 7.1
 83K
Runaway Jury
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: suspense, clever, tense, surprise ending, stylized ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, corruption, surveillance, manipulation, conspiracy, justice, chase, court, revenge, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, ohio, indiana, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   62%
 
 6.2
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Broken City
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, politics, political corruption, betrayal, revenge, corruption, conspiracy, murder, violence, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
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 7.7
 204K
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, captivating ...
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.
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System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
 75K
Arlington Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: paranoia, terrorism, obsession, murder, conspiracy, chase, corruption, investigation, death, violence, uncover truth, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, west virginia, kansas, st. louis missouri, washington d.c.
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System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
 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, talky, serious, captivating ...
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:   54%
    User:   60%
 
Enemy of the State
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, conspiracy, lawyer, corruption, politics, paranoia, identity, chase, espionage, murder, satellite, mexican standoff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
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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
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System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
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The Life of David Gale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: murder, crime, death penalty, investigation, death, guilt, suicide, rape, death row, lawyer, conspiracy, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, mexico ...
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System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
 7.4
 114K
A Time to Kill
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: suspense, captivating, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
 7.1
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No Way Out
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, cold war, political corruption, military, espionage, conspiracy, chase, plot twist, spy, corruption, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pentagon, manila philippines, washington d.c.
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System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
...and justice for all.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: clever, suspense, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, lawyer, courtroom drama, corruption, court, rape, betrayal, guilt, investigation, dedicated lawyer, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
 6.5
 12K
Jagged Edge
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, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, courtroom, court, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, crime, neo-noir, guilt, justice, plot twist, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   39%
 

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The Insider
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: talky, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: journalism, corruption, paranoia, workplace, idealism, sacrifice, conspiracy, business, lawyer, whistleblower, manipulation, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: south carolina, iran, mississippi, washington d.c.
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System:   47%
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Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, political corruption, violence, vengeance, corruption, father daughter relationship, conspiracy, revenge, conspiracy theory, single father, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
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