Movies like Reversal of Fortune

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Reversal of Fortune (1990)
 7.2
 17K
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: suspense, realistic, talky, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, sexy, clever, witty ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, crimes, murder, courtroom, coma, legal investigation, teacher student relationship, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, legal action, false accusation, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, justice, legal, attempted murder, law school, law student, family, court, wealth, dysfunctional marriage, true crime, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: rhode island

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Most similar movies to Reversal of Fortune

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about courtroom drama, legal, crimes, murder, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer and lawyer mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Reversal of Fortune: A Cry in the Dark (1988), One Angry Juror (2010), Matlock (1986), Jagged Edge (1985), Witness for the Prosecution (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, court, courtroom drama, prejudice, legal, injustice, false accusation, investigation, murder, lawyer, jail, religious persecution ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.0
 8K
Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: witty, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, crimes, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, power relations, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.5
 15K
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, neo noir, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, crimes, mystery, legal, court, courtroom drama, surveillance, adultery, divorce, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: realistic, serious, talky, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, legal investigation, lawyer, court, hotshot lawyer, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, gays and lesbians, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: legal investigation, mystery, courtroom drama, false accusation, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, wrong place wrong time, rivalry, legal, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, protagonist as suspect, mystery, false accusation, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 10K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, intense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, lawyer, murder mystery, murder, courtroom, justice, mystery, false accusation, manipulation, police corruption, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.5
 629
Innocent (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Torchwood) stars as Rusty Sabich, a judge charged with the murder of his wife, a situation that comes 20 years after he was cleared in the death of his mistress. During this latest trial, a secret affair from ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, mystery, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal investigation, father son relationship, uncover truth, couple relations, affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 29K
A Civil Action (1998)
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: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, court, lawsuit, courtroom, law firm, small town, legal, environmental, legal investigation, uncover truth, success ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, new york, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Perry Mason Returns (1985)
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: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, boss and employee, law enforcement, crimes, legal, dishonesty, courtroom drama, legal action, lawyer, inheritance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 69K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, crimes, journalist, prison, police investigation, justice, prison visit, uncover truth, moral dilemma, manipulation, courtroom, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, montana, oregon, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 15K
12 Angry Men (1997)
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: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, legal action, murder, argument, court, uncover truth, lawyer, courtroom, injustice, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
 259
Her Fatal Flaw (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you think your dating life is hard, check out what happens to poor Laney! Talk about a love hangover: The nice guy this prominent attorney spent last night with winds up being the main suspect in the brutal murder of a Chicago city councilman. If ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, manipulation, mystery, police detective, woman in danger, dishonesty, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder, courtroom, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 97 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: erotic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: yacht, murder, dangerous attraction, courtroom drama, femme fatale, twins, erotica, legal investigation, dishonesty, investigation, frame up, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Wronged Man (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Janet Gregory, a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis, an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, crimes, society, injustice, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, rape, african american, morality, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 24K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, lawyer, lawsuit, aids, law firm, life & death, money, courtroom, righting the wronged, public health, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1999, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
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: cynical, clever, serious, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, lawyer, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, courtroom drama, righting the wronged, mystery, who done it, crimes, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 2K
The Trial (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, legal, haunted by the past, introspection, dealing with death, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 235
The Lawyer (1970)
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, socialite, murder, hotshot lawyer, who done it, infidelity, false accusation, courtroom drama, injustice, couples, power relations, crimes ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, tense ...
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 ⇓
54%
 6.4
 8K
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: touching, suspense, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter relationship, father daughter conflict, court, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, family relations, righting the wronged, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, intelligence agency, lawyer, crime gone awry, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, legal action, mystery, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
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, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, sexy ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, childhood friend, mystery, police investigation, snake, partners against crime, investigation, justice, crime gone awry, crimes, cia agent ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, nicaragua, west indies, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: husband murders wife, murder, pregnancy, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, uncover truth, infidelity, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
And Never Let Her Go (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: obsession, mysterious man, missing person, murder, mystery, love affair, dangerous attraction, crimes, protagonist as suspect, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: court, courtroom drama, investigation, murder, obsession, legal, crimes, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 23K
Closed Circuit (2013)
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: tense, suspenseful, political, suspense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyer, murder, conspiracy, politics, lawyers and clients, dishonesty, state affairs, legal investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 262K
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, suspense, tricky, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, u.s. navy, military, army investigation, court, marines, court martial, hotshot lawyer, suicide, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%