Movies like Suspect

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Suspect (1987)
 6.6
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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, she begins to believe that Anderson may actually be innocent. Juror Eddie Sanger (Dennis Quaid), a Washington lobbyist, agrees, and together the pair begins their own investigation of events.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense, talky, clever, sexy, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, murder mystery, courtroom, justice, murder, legal investigation, twists and turns, mystery, false accusation, manipulation, police corruption, political conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, mute or deaf, dishonesty, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, power relations, court, chase, deaf, crimes, defense attorney, jury ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam

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Most similar movies to Suspect

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, suspenseful and tense films with plots about runaway, police investigation, murder, mentor, betrayal, twists and turns and catastrophe mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Suspect: Jagged Edge (1985), Primal Fear (1996), A Few Good Men (1992), Final Analysis (1992), Presumed Innocent (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, mystery, twists and turns, court, surveillance, murder mystery, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
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 7.7
 219K
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: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, court, mental illness, lawyer, murder, legal investigation, corruption, courtroom drama, psychology, split personality, courtroom ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 266K
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: suspense, tense, realistic, tricky, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, u.s. navy, military, justice, court, marines, army investigation, court martial, hotshot lawyer, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 14K
Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, murder, extramarital affair, lust, betrayal, doctor patient relationship, gangsters, lighthouse, manipulation, mystery, femme fatale, courtroom ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, murder, crimes, mistress, infidelity, investigation, twists and turns, mystery, legal, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit
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100%
The Star Chamber (1983)
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: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilante, conspiracy, vigilantism, hitman, secret society, crimes, murder, judge, political corruption, vengeance, justice, lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 19K
The Juror (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, intense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, obsession, courtroom, gangsters, court, lawyer, murder mystery, hitman, unlikely friendships, single parent, legal, court case ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 207K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, intellectual, twist ending ...
Plot: twists and turns, courtroom drama, adultery, murder mystery, lawyer, investigation, manipulation, murder, obsession, police investigation, guilt, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 41K
No Way Out (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, suspense, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, twists and turns, love triangle, conspiracy, political corruption, spy, mystery, cold war, espionage, military, crimes, plot twist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Next Three Days (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, romantic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison escape, life turned upside down, false accusation, confined, injustice, crimes, family relations, husband wife relationship, love, couples, innocent, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, venezuela, usa, canada, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: clever, captivating, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, legal, twists and turns, courtroom drama, murder, legal investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer, arrest, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, tense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, oral sex, manipulation, workplace, sex, conspiracy, computer, seduction, twists and turns, vengeance, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, san francisco, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 13K
The Big Easy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: neo noir, sexy, noir, erotic, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), police corruption, rough sex, murder, murder mystery, investigation, police, corruption, erotica, romance, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, new york, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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Red Corner (1997)
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, intense, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, death sentence, justice, political corruption, frame up, courtroom, lawyer, conspiracy theory, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, sexy, clever, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, who done it, lawyer, law enforcement, legal, society, rivalry, idealism, false accusation, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
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Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, blindness, investigation, police investigation, murder mystery, woman in danger, police detective, strong female character, female protagonist, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
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33%
Guilty as Sin (1993)
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: tense, suspenseful, erotic, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, legal investigation, murder, manipulation, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, womanizer, uncover truth, crimes, guilt ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
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Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, intense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, twists and turns, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, police investigation, mystery, investigation, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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31%
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 6.2
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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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, political, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyer, murder, spy, politics, conspiracy, lawyers and clients, dishonesty, state affairs, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: suspense, talky, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: police, courtroom drama, corruption, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, district attorney, courtroom, lawyer, murder, nypd, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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30%
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Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, erotic, clever, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, manipulation, blackmail, black man white woman relationship, judge, uncover truth, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, undercover, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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30%
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Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, political, tense, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, crimes, murder, secret service, corruption, white house, president, love affair, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, korea, asia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: psychological, suspense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, cia, lawyer, reporter, courtroom drama, media, journalist, corruption, courtroom, murder, espionage, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.7
 56K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, serious ...
Plot: secret service, crimes, murder mystery, political corruption, political conspiracy, assassination, justice, usa president, politics, witnessing a crime, conspiracy, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, murder, crimes, investigation, police, mystery, police investigation, gangsters, conspiracy, revenge, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: murder, adultery, infidelity, love triangle, hostage, witness protection, bodyguard, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, home invasion, death threat, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, sexy, serious ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, doctor, medical, medical research, plot twist, twists and turns, cure, uncover truth, doctors and patients, human experiment, morgue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
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Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, sexy, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, blindness, obsession, murder, police investigation, small town, crimes, killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), blind character, surveillance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, berlin germany, usa, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
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Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: rough, tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, prison, murder, death row, mystery, twists and turns, crimes, legal, psychopath, investigation, courtroom, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, new jersey, harvard university, usa, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
...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, realistic, disturbing, cynical, witty ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, rape, corruption, court, hotshot lawyer, justice, lawyers and clients, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%