Movies like Reversal of Fortune

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Reversal of Fortune (1990)
 7.2
 15K
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: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, witty, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, coma, lawyer, legal investigation, law student, crimes, uncover truth, murder, protagonist as suspect, legal action, dishonesty, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, legal, attempted murder, law school, teacher student relationship, diabetes, crime, family, boss, scapegoat, high priced lawyer, lawyers and clients, snobbism ...
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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about courtroom drama, legal, crimes, murder, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer and legal investigation mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Reversal of Fortune: Matlock (1986), One Angry Juror (2010), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Jagged Edge (1985), McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 7K
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: hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal action, mystery, legal, elderly, jury, lawyers and clients, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, southern usa
⇓ 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: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, court, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.5
 14K
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, mystery, false accusation, rivalry, wrong place wrong time, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, legal, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, protagonist as suspect, mystery, false accusation, crimes, dishonesty, crime, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, murder mystery, mute or deaf, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 533
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: legal, murder, mystery, courtroom drama, crimes, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, father son relationship, uncover truth, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, enigmatic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, murder, legal investigation, couple relations, legal action, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, mystery, dishonesty, legal, society, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, crime, law enforcement, crimes, boss and employee, deadly, dishonesty, courtroom drama, legal, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 28K
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: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, court, small town, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, price of justice, corporate crimes, reach out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, new york, washington d.c., massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: witty, clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, deadly, hotshot lawyer, mute or deaf, aging, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, false accusation, frame up, investigation, dishonesty, legal investigation, who done it, resort ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 237
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, manipulation, mystery, manipulations, police detective, woman in danger, danger, legal investigation, legal, dishonesty, courtroom drama, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.8
 14K
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, captivating, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, court, uncover truth, trial, legal, injustice, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 65K
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, crimes, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, oregon, montana, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, cynical, talky, serious, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, hotshot lawyer, investigation, power relations, false accusation, private detective, crime, amateur detective, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, false accusation, frame up, dishonesty, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.6
 1K
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: serious, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, legal, crimes, introspection, haunted by the past, dedicated lawyer, dealing with death, capital punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, hopes, courtroom drama, injustice, society, crimes, legal, dishonesty, rape, african american, dignity, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal action, amateur detective, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 197
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: bleak, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, socialite, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, legal action, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 7K
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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, life is a bitch, dishonesty, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.8
 23K
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, against the odds, public health, righting the wronged, legal action, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1999, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 22K
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyers and clients, state affairs, law enforcement, legal investigation, danger, dishonesty, power relations, mistrust, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 242K
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, earnest, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, army investigation, navy, courtroom, u.s. navy, lawyer, marines, hotshot lawyer, trial, suicide, court, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, husband murders wife, deadly, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating, political thriller ...
Plot: murder, frame up, politician, blackmail, family secret, campaign, manipulations, intrigue, manipulation, false accusation, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, missing person, murder, mystery, dangerous attraction, love affair, couples, deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%