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Physical Evidence (1989)
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Physical Evidence
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, protagonist as suspect, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, police, frame up, who done it, crimes, romance, officer, puzzle, suspect, lawyer, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, boston

Most similar movies to Physical Evidence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, legal, crime, dishonesty and mystery mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Physical Evidence: Deadlocked (2000), The Advocate (2013), The Lawyer (1970), The Star Chamber (1983), Prime Suspect 2 (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Deadlocked
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, hostages, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 4.8
 150
The Advocate
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, mystery, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   86%
 
 6.8
 180
The Lawyer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Wilma Harrison had it all. A wealthy doctor for a husband. A big playboy for a lover. A beautiful home. And a horrible death.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, lawyer, socialite, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   59%
 
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:   58%
    User:   51%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, murder, mystery, protagonist as suspect, crime gone awry, uncover truth, couple relations, cons and scams, false accusation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ken Malansky, a law student of Perry Mason's, is accused of murdering a fellow student. Perry is reluctant to take on his case as the victim was the son of a close friend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, college, university, mystery, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
Prime Suspect 2
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, private detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal investigation, investigation, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Perry must defend the husband of an old flame from a murder charge.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, manipulations, courtroom drama, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
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Matlock
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, crime, elderly, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, legal action, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
Three Blind Mice
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: crime, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, mystery, false accusation, murder, vietnam veteran, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
A Letter from Death Row
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, prison, protagonist as suspect, death row, mystery, false accusation, frame up, prison life, who done it, wrongfully committed, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
The Mighty Quinn
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: mystery, murder, island, investigation, police investigation, police, crime, amateur detective, hip hop, murder mystery, dedicated lawyer, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
 4.6
 277
Never Forget
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: murder, rock, in the woods, protagonist as suspect, crime, gory, false accusation, frame up, memory loss, mystery, riddles and clues, amnesia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
The Rosary Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, crime, protagonist as suspect, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
 7.7
 28K
Law & Order
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, lawyer, fighting crime, courtroom, legal action, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, police, law and order, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
 5.6
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Death Sentence
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A juror on a murder case begins to believe that the man on trial is innocent of the crime - and then discovers that the real killer is her own husband.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: courtroom, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, who done it, legal, trial, couples, dedicated lawyer, murder, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
Perry Mason Returns
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, private detective, mystery, legal action, crime, false accusation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
Shadow of Doubt
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: courtroom, hip hop, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crime, legal action, legal investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
Guilty Conscience
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime, crumbling marriage, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, mind game, manipulations, infidelity, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, gangsters, mystery, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
Presumed Innocent
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, investigation, infidelity, guilt, adultery, revenge, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
Dead in the Water
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to the high court. The only thing wrong with this is that his shrewish wife Olivia, whose ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime gone awry, mystery, legal investigation, murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
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Shark
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Notorious Los Angeles defense attorney Sebastian Stark becomes disillusioned with his career after his successful defense of a wife-abuser results in the wife's death. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, office, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, mystery, legal action, who done it, righting the wronged, prosecutor, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amateur detective, uncover truth, crime, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, conspiracy, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
Woman of Desire
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual, tense ...
Plot: murder, island, mystery, dedicated lawyer, femme fatale, resort, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, manipulations, yacht, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
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 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, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, prison, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, wrongfully committed, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: neo noir, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, journalism, courtroom drama, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
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