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Nuts (1987)
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 very disruptive during her court hearings.
Style: rough, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing, intense, dramatic, talky ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, hearing, prostitute, self defense, parents and children, mental illness, fighting the system, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, courtroom, lawyer, legal, rebellion, society, family relations, life is a bitch, wrongfully committed, injustice, psychiatrist, insanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, legal, courtroom drama, deadly, dishonesty and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Nuts: A Time to Kill (1996), Class Action (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), Jagged Edge (1985), Rampage (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspense, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, courtroom, legal action, rape, court, small town, underdog, trial, racial tension, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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 6.4
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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: clever, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter conflict, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, estranged daughter, uncover truth, idealism, parents and children, corporate crimes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.7
 207K
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, clever, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, navy, courtroom, sexism, suicide, army investigation, murder, military, lawyer, marines, court martial, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, court, murder, beach house, heiress, mystery, crime, neo-noir, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 6.3
 2K
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, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, blood, shot to death, capital punishment, dedicated lawyer, gory, hotshot lawyer, insanity, extreme violence, serial killer, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crime, police investigation, activist, disappearance, abuse, girlfriend, amateur detective, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, death row ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, police investigation, legal action, mind game, crime, uncover truth, courtroom drama, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: autism, murder, mystery, investigation, doctors and patients, double murder, haunted by the past, psychopath, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of ...
Style: talky, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, school, courtroom, false accusation, sexual abuse, legal action, uncover truth, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, legal, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.8
 433
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, clergy, school, serial killer, investigation, mystery, police investigation, moral dilemma, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 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 ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, murder, death, lawyer, tattoo, golf club, death row, politics, lethal injection, legal action, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, taj mahal, australia, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 496
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, hostages, hotshot lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, death row, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: clever, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyer, false accusation, jury, lobbyist, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Billionaire Boys Club (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The Billionaire Boys Club is based on the true story of Joe Hunt (Nelson), a shady investor who built an empire on B.S back in the early 80s. Known as the BBC, the story involves a couple of guys recruited into Hunt's company on the promise of ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, buddies, betrayal, crime, blind ambition, rise and fall, cons and scams, corporate crimes, price of justice, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, racism, courtroom, legal action, legal investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 15K
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, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, frame up, death penalty, justice, politics, legal action, false accusation, political corruption, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Leonard Vole, an unemployed man who is accused of ...
Style: talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, mystery, court, legal investigation, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, small town life, dedicated lawyer, femme fatale, small town, extramarital affair, reporter, discovery, crumbling marriage, crime, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.1
 28K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, courtroom drama, rape, lawyer, bar, injustice, testimony, jury, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, investigation, crime, legal investigation, prison, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sexual, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crime, infidelity, seduction, femme fatale, sex, strong sexual content, dedicated lawyer, neo-noir, eroticism, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, race against time, murder, who done it, righting the wronged, chases and races, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, warden, theft, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, prison life, murder trial, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Night of the Wilding (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joseph Gainer is a high priced attorney, notorious for getting guilty criminals off the hook. But Gainer is forced to take another look at the price you pay for defending the guilty when he takes on a case of three young men accused of a heinous ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough
Plot: gang, dedicated lawyer, crime, legal action, courtroom drama, urban, crimes, courtroom, deadly, legal, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 155K
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: clever, talky, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, courtroom drama, corruption, split personality, legal investigation, insanity, psychopath, bishop, hotshot lawyer, murder, lawyer, pornographic video ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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48%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, self defense, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime, investigation, school, small town, legal investigation, manipulations, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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47%
The Last Innocent Man (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A retired criminal lawyer is persuaded to take on one more case and becomes involved with his client's wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: murder, legal action, crimes, courthouse, deadly, crime, dishonesty, legal, unsupportive spouse, introspection, moral dilemma, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Babysitter's Seduction (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, violence, sex, high school, love affair, teenager, romance, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Good Shepherd (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: church, murder, courtroom drama, priest, false accusation, amateur detective, crime, clergy, sexual abuse, protagonist as suspect, investigation, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 31K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, character study, courtroom, court, coma, hospital, bishop, lawsuit, self esteem, legal action, pinball machine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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