Movies like Reversal of Fortune

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Reversal of Fortune (1990)
 7.3
 13K
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von B├╝low lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: clever, talky, witty, realistic, serious, captivating, offbeat, sincere, dramatic, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, coma, lawyer, diabetes, law student, murder, crime, attempted murder, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, socialite, legal investigation, false accusation, crimes, dishonesty, legal, power relations, legal action, uncover truth, courtroom, scapegoat, high priced lawyer, paralysis, snobbism, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and clever films with plots about legal, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, crimes, dedicated lawyer and lawyer mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Reversal of Fortune: Jagged Edge (1985), Find Me Guilty (2006), The Verdict (1982), Witness for the Prosecution (1982), Suspect (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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
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95%
 7.1
 30K
Find Me Guilty (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, mafia, gangsters, lawyer, crime, jury, judge, court case, legal, legal action, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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 ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
66%
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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: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
66%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Della's friend is accused of murdering a rival fashion magazine editor.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, track down, mystery, lawyer, private investigator, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
 5K
Matlock (1986)
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: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: elderly, lawyer, courtroom, crime, hotshot lawyer, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, legal action, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.8
 180
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, socialite, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Presumed Innocent (1990)
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, bleak, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, infidelity, crime, investigation, mystery, mistress, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, mystery, protagonist as suspect, crime gone awry, uncover truth, couple relations, cons and scams, false accusation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, courtroom drama, mystery, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 6K
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 ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
59%
 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, fighting the system, convict, legal action, murder, courtroom, prison, hopes, legal, life is a bitch, injustice, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The owner of a cosmetics company is unveiling a new cream which she claims she's been using. She's been keeping her age a secret and now reveals that she's 60 and owes her appearance to the cream. She's later killed and the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, mystery, uncover truth, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 21K
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: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, courtroom, law firm, lawsuit, cocaine, underdog, dedicated lawyer, drugs/alcohol, courtroom drama, legal action, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995
Place: usa, washington d.c., houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.5
 1K
The Trial (2010)
Genre: 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: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: courtroom, murder, legal action, introspection, hopes, legal, small town, dedicated lawyer, dealing with death, legal investigation, courtroom drama, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Woman of Desire (1994)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, tense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, femme fatale, yacht, twins, dedicated lawyer, mystery, island, resort, sex, protagonist as suspect, legal action ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.9
 12K
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: serious, tense, thought provoking, talky, clever ...
Plot: jury, legal action, courtroom drama, legal, uncover truth, social differences, doubts and hesitations, false accusation, argument, lawyer, evidence, revelation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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 ⇓
56%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987)
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, romance, courtroom drama, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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True Believer (1989)
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: clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, neo noir, crime, false accusation, racism, self defense, legal action, righting the wronged, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 2K
The Advocate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of ...
Style: clever, witty, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crime, legal action, investigation, prejudice, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, society, couples ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 1K
Storyville (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: murder, blackmail, courtroom, politician, courtroom drama, frame up, campaign, intrigue, adultery, false accusation, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 25K
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, small town, leukemia, trial, law firm, lawsuit, plaintiff, bankruptcy, obsession, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: massachusetts, washington d.c., boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young theatre director is accused of killing a more famous Broadway director. Perry takes his case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, crime, mystery, murder, lawyer, private investigator, who done it, artists and showbiz, workplace, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
...and justice for all. (1979)
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: suspense, clever, cynical, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, crime, prison, dedicated lawyer, legal action, extramarital affair, idealism, moral dilemma, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, island, investigation, crime, resort, murder mystery, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, albania, south of france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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