Movies and TV shows like A Season in Purgatory

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A Season in Purgatory (1996)
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A Season in Purgatory (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: True story about a kid from rich family with political ties who covers up a suspicious death of a young woman. This comes back to haunt him later.
Plot: writers, trial, large family, father son relationship, boarding school, murder, catholic, shower, blow job

Most similar movies to A Season in Purgatory

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, police, investigation, trial, lawyer and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Season in Purgatory: The Blackheath Poisonings (1992), Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979), Blacke's Magic (1986), Flag in the Mist (1965), American Crime (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Blackheath Poisonings (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The investigation of Paul Vandervent into the mysterious death of his father brings further discord among two feuding families tied together in business and marriage, living under the same roof.
Plot: toy maker, murder, brother sister relationship, businessman, suburbs, spinster, family relations, mother in law son in law relationship, family business, brother in law sister in law relationship, company, husband wife relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england
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Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, friendship between women, sorority, female friendship, all female cast, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Blacke's Magic (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blacke's Magic is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC from January to May 1986. The series stars Hal Linden as magician Alexander Blacke who, with some help from his con-man father Leonard, solves mysteries that get in the way of ...
Plot: magic, crime investigation, magician, stage magician, father son relationship, police detective, theft, swindle, con artists, magic act, magic trick, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Flag in the Mist (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When her only relative, her elder brother is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman loan-shark, pretty, young Kiriko (Chieko Baisho) travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan's top lawyer to defend her brother. Unfortunately ...
Plot: trial, murder, revenge, baseball player, lawyer, retribution, evidence, cigarette lighter, french restaurant, flashback, class differences, witness
⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, courtroom, crimes, society, interracial relations, parents and children, murder, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Scold's Bridle (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 74 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Cooper investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the murder of Matilda who was found dead in her bath wearing the Scold's Bridle.
Plot: perversion, painter, doctor, art, hate, murder, obsession, police, sex, female nudity, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cover Her Face (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates the death of Alice Liddell who ran a home for unwed mothers. One of those residents is Sally Jupp who was a witness in a drugs smuggling and murder investigation in London. Sally works at the local ...
Plot: murder, investigation
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The Burden of Proof (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: A lawyer who's still recuperating after the untimely death of his wife, must defend his probably dirty brother-in-law, a stockbroker under investigation. He discovers that everyone has dark secrets, including himself.
Plot: insider trading, courtroom, lawyer, adultery, suicide
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A Crime (1993)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: "Un Crime" takes place over a single night, between 10pm and 6am. It takes place in a single setting - a millionaire's apartment in Lyon. The film is about the conflict between two men, alone, face to face in the closed world of the ...
Plot: guilt, death, pubic hair, shower, male nudity, pianist, high society, lawyer, female nudity, murder, corpse, piano ...
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, crimes, riddles and clues, police investigation, danger, determination, murder, suspicion, superior officer, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Don't Tempt the Devil (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lovely young nurse finds herself framed for the murder of a hospital patient who died after she administered an injection.
Plot: nurse, injection, femme fatale, will, cynicism, interrogation, trial, adultery, lawyer, murder
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79%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, child killer, law enforcement, who done it, family relations, danger, mystery, disorder, dishonesty, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Crime and Punishment (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece - a profound drama of redemption and a thrilling detective story of the soul.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
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78%
The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tashiro (Keiju Kobayashi) coincidentally meets his best friend Sugimoto (Tatsuya Mihashi) in a bar very close to the apartment in which Sugimoto’s wayward wife is found dead. Although Tashiro is not a suspect in the police investigation, he is ...
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Widows (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
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Story: The widows of three men killed while trying to steal a famous painting, join forces to find their husband's killers and finish off the job of stealing the painting.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adventure, investigation, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, betrayal, track down, widow, crime gone awry, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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3 Acts of Murder (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1928 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. ...
Plot: murder, writers, camel, investigation, missing person, truck
Time: year 1929
Place: australia
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77%
Jack Taylor: In Purgatory (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
TV show
Story: Jack and Darragh are hired by the head of a large software company to find out who has stolen valuable games data from the company. Jack takes an liking to the main suspect, but when she is killed, Jack suspects his employer and vows to bring him ...
Plot: private investigator, murder
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The Atlanta Child Murders (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 245 min.
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Story: The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over whether he is the actual killer or a scapegoat offered up by the ...
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Feed the Beast (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around. Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, tense
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Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
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Time: 80s, year 1982
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The Preppie Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is the story of a young woman who was found dead. Now the police investigate, and evidence points to a man she was seen leaving a party with. Now when questioned, he claims that her death was accidental, as a result of rough sex. Now her family ...
Plot: crimes of passion, death, murder, park, sex, police, trial
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Forgotten is a television series which premiered on September 22, 2009 on ABC. On November 9, 2009, ABC ordered five additional episodes of the series, bringing the first season's total to eighteen episodes. The final two episodes of The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, missing person, murder, race against time, who done it, murder investigation, crimes, chases and races, deadly, crime, unsolved crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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A Death in California (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Story: A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with a psychotic businessman who murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her which leads to a bizarre trial.
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Night Heat (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Night Heat is a Canadian police drama series, which aired on CTV from 1985 to 1991. The show also aired on CBS in the United States from 1987 to 1993 and was the first Canadian-produced drama series to air on an American network. CBS aired the ...
Plot: police investigation, reporter, police detective, irish american, informant, tough cop, police partner, police station, police, murder, buddy cop, night
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Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, vengeance, rivalry, police corruption, perfect crime, right and wrong, deadly, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, graphic violence, crime ...
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The Return of the Dancing Master (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland
Duration: 171 min.
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Story: Former policeman is tortured and murdered and his friend and former colleauge investigates the case.
Style: suspense
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Private Eye (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Private Eye is an American crime drama that aired from September 13, 1987 until January 8, 1988.
Plot: private investigator, ex-cop, investigation, murder, fired, dead brother, informant, police corruption, police lieutenant, partner, frame up, fired from the job ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles
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76%
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In Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: In Justice is an American television police procedural created by Michelle King and Robert King. The series began airing on Sunday, January 1, 2006 on ABC as a midseason replacement and assumed its regular night and time on Friday, January 6, 2006 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: lawyer, wrongful conviction, false accusation, evidence, witness, courtroom, legal, release from prison, murder, attorney, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, oakland california
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Killer Net (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Students get involved in a violent Internet-based game, around the same time as a series of murders - is there a connection?
Plot: murder, technology, young adult, computer game, female nudity, shower, peeping, student, loner, erotica, drugs, computer ...
Place: england
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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, stylized
Plot: lawsuit, family relations, murder, orphan, charles dickens, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, society, legal action, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
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