Movies like The Rainmaker

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 7.1
 53K
The Rainmaker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.
Style: clever, serious, thought provoking, talky, realistic, dramatic, interesting, tense, suspense, intense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, justice, court, underdog, hospital, dedicated lawyer, revenge, mentor, investigation, murder, greed, chase, business, legal investigation, conspiracy, adaptation, manipulation, secrets, uncover truth, corporate crimes, book, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey
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A Few Good Men
Drama, Thriller
USA
138 min.
 7.7
Runaway Jury
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
127 min.
 7.1
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Most similar movies to The Rainmaker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, serious and intense films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, justice, corruption, betrayal, lawyer and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Rainmaker: A Time to Kill (1996), ...and justice for all. (1979), Runaway Jury (2003), The Pelican Brief (1993), Suspect (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
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:   95%
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...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:   78%
    User:   86%
 
 7.1
 84K
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, serious ...
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:   76%
    User:   75%
 
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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, realistic ...
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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   57%
 
 6.6
 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, washington d.c., vietnam
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System:   67%
    User:   70%
 
 6.3
 15K
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, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, death penalty, justice, political corruption, corruption, courtroom, legal action, lawyer, murder mystery, political, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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System:   60%
    User:   63%
 
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Class Action
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, father daughter relationship, courtroom, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, court, conspiracy, family drama, mentor, legal investigation, chase, family ...
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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, serious ...
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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   67%
 
 6.5
 25K
A Civil Action
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, factual ...
Plot: lawyer, small town, courtroom drama, obsession, courtroom, court, dedicated lawyer, investigation, greed, justice, legal investigation, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   56%
 
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
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:   51%
    User:   55%
 
Guilty as Sin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, lawyer, amateur detective, crime, hotshot lawyer, womanizer, mind game, uncover truth, psychopath, catastrophe, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
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:   46%
    User:   46%
 
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 7.3
 6K
Music Box
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, court, holocaust, lawyer, courtroom, betrayal, nazis, jews, dedicated lawyer, communism, nazi, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, germany, israel, poland, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
True Believer
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: crime, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, prison, neo noir, legal action, murder, murder mystery, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
 6.0
 11K
The Chamber
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: talky, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, murder, racism, courtroom, death, dedicated lawyer, book, revenge, lawyer, legal action, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, corruption, cia, courtroom drama, storytelling, journalist, murder, political, secrets, political conspiracy, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
 6.7
 53K
The Client
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, suspense, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: lawyer, suicide, investigation, courtroom, chase, mafia, murder, dedicated lawyer, death, court, revenge, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
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 6.8
 101K
The Firm
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, suspense, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, surveillance, fbi, murder, mentor, conspiracy, mafia, chase, corruption, legal investigation, law firm, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: memphis, usa, tennessee, boston, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 6.3
 7K
Black Widow
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: crime, obsession, investigation, murder, femme fatale, mystery, twists & turns, fbi, crimes, identity, plot twist, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
 7.9
 12K
12 Angry Men
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: talky, clever, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: idealism, murder, courtroom drama, court, justice, prejudice, courtroom, legal action, realism, jury, culture clash, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
Murder in the First
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, bleak, serious, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, torture, male nudity, dedicated lawyer, corruption, mentor, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
 6.3
 34K
High Crimes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, murder, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, justice, military, fighting the system, courtroom, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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 7.6
 170K
Sleepers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: crime, sexual abuse, child abuse, courtroom drama, vengeance, friendship, childhood, lawyer, court, rape, torture, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 6.2
 70K
Broken City
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, politics, political corruption, betrayal, revenge, corruption, conspiracy, murder, violence, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 6.5
 62K
Changing Lanes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, corruption, revenge, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, moral ambiguity, losing-it hero, urban, greed, redemption, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
 7.3
 9K
The Chase
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, chase, prison, vengeance, racism, adultery, drinking, small town life, revenge, escaped convict, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
 7.7
 155K
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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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 

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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:   34%
    User:   40%
 
 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:   34%
    User:   38%
 
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