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The Trial (1993)
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The Trial (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to remain free and go to work. But despite the strange nature of his arrest, Joseph soon learns that his trial, however odd, is very real, and tries desperately to spare himself from the court's judgement.
Style: tense, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: courtroom drama, paranoia, criminal, arrest, legal action, prison, fighting the system, courtroom, police investigation, murder, world war one, prison life, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal, bank, society, dishonesty, rivalry, bureaucracy, mistaken identity, bureaucrat, confusion
Time: turn of the century
Place: czech republic, europe, prague

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, deadly and courtroom drama mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Trial: The Verdict (2013), Reversible Errors (2004), A Killer Within (2004), Nuts (1987), The Good Shepherd (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, distopia, courtroom, fighting the system, false accusation, courtroom drama, conspiracy, post war, expressionism, legal, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 18th century
Place: russia
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The Verdict (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his wife's murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc will do everything in his power to stop it from happening... He is going to take justice into his own hands and will then compete with the constitutional state which let him ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, emotional
Plot: justice, legal, legal action, injustice, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, courtroom, life is a bitch, trial, crimes, rivalry, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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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
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Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, legal, frame up, false accusation, uncover truth, testimony, lovers reunited, police investigation, law enforcement, confined, murder, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
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The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, law enforcement, crimes, crime, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal action, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, family relations, parents and children, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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The Good Shepherd (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, priest, amateur detective, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, rebellion, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
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Rampage (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on incredible killing and mutilating sprees until (and even after, when he ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, capital punishment, death sentence, courtroom drama, shot to death, law enforcement, chase, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, legal, mind game ...
Time: 80s
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63%
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Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal action, dedicated lawyer, prison life, false accusation, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: hotshot lawyer, who done it, courtroom drama, deadly, crimes, murder, rivalry, legal, legal investigation, attorney
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, army investigation, life is a bitch, society, legal, crimes, military life, dedicated lawyer, military, dishonesty ...
Place: asia, vietnam
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61%
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Judgment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Helen Hannah, the Christian leader of "Apocalypse" "Revelation" and "Tribulation" is being put on trial in the One Nation Earth Court of Justice. Mitch Kendrick is a lawyer assigned to defend her, and Victoria Thorne, ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, clever, christian film, atmospheric ...
Plot: courtroom, antichrist, tragic hero, bible, courtroom drama, apocalypse, save the world, woman in danger, injustice, fighting the system, rescue, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, deadly, police investigation, courtroom, who done it, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, dishonesty, computers and web, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
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Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, survival, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, arson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, deadly, crimes, danger, society, law enforcement, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, prison, estrangement, gorilla, doctors and patients, redemption, crimes, treatment, research, violence, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, on the run, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, fugitives, law enforcement, investigation, manipulation ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, false accusation, police detective, protagonist as suspect, investigation, frame up, deadly, betrayal, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, woman in danger, couples, conspiracy, psychological manipulation, emotional manipulation, murder, paranoia, crimes, dishonesty, writer's life, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crimes, uncover truth, fighting the system, legal, who done it, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, danger, journalism, injustice ...
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56%
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: hostage, legal, courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, hostages, legal investigation, legal action, false accusation, society, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, bleak ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, legal action, snitch, jury, police, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem
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56%
 6.2
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Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal, rebellion, dishonesty, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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56%
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Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, infidelity, dishonesty, betrayal, adultery, danger, autobiography, rivalry, friends, crimes, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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55%
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The Hunter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the woods. They are lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the ...
Style: bleak, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, isolation, deadly, law enforcement, vengeance, criminal heroes, mind game, confined, in the woods, nightshift, arrest, accidental killing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, gangsters, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles, britain
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55%
Fog and Night (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fog and the Night is the search of an investigator who has lost his confidence in his organization and whose happy"family father" order has been disrupted by his young lover.And introverted man due to his profession , not a big talker or ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: fighting the system, uncover truth, investigation, rivalry, who to trust, rebellion, life is a bitch, danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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55%
The Confession (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After his young son dies from the negligience of medical professionals at a hospital, Harry Fertig (Kinglsey) takes matters into his own hands and kills the negligent doctors responsible. Slick lawyer Roy Bleakie (Baldwin), looking only to win a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: faith, courtroom, prayer, death in the family, redemption, murder, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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