Movies like True Believer

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True Believer
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 prodding, Eddie reluctantly takes on a case of a young Korean man who, according to his mom, has been in jail for eight years for a murder he did not commit.
Style: suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious, realistic, talky, dramatic, suspense, captivating, biting ...
Plot: crime, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, prison, neo noir, legal action, murder, murder mystery, mentor, police investigation, court, twists & turns, justice, investigation, redemption, greed, righting the wronged, pornography, runaway, chase, brutality, fighting the system, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Night Of
Crime, Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.6
12 Angry Men
Crime, Drama
USA
117 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to True Believer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and interesting films with plots about mentor, corruption, runaway, dialogue, crime, crimes and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like True Believer: The Onion Field (1979), Night Falls on Manhattan (1996), True Confessions (1981), Suspect (1987), Blue Collar (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Onion Field
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: bleak, serious, dramatic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, kidnapping, police, courtroom, guilt, chase, police corruption, justice, corruption, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   95%
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Night Falls on Manhattan
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, crime, police investigation, police, justice, lawyer, courtroom, politics, gang, district attorney, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   76%
    User:   68%
 
True Confessions
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: crime, murder, political corruption, redemption, police corruption, pornography, clergy, murder mystery, desert, corruption, investigation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   67%
 
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 6.6
 8K
Suspect
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: suspenseful, clever, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime, chase, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, murder mystery, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   59%
 
 7.6
 6K
Blue Collar
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: clever, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: working class, crime, fighting the system, crime gone awry, drinking, vengeance, corruption, twists & turns, greed, factory, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
Fort Apache the Bronx
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police, crime, police corruption, police investigation, police station, violence, addiction, drug addiction, drugs, gang, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey, bronx new york city
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System:   62%
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12 Angry Men
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: talky, clever, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: idealism, murder, courtroom drama, court, justice, prejudice, courtroom, legal action, realism, jury, culture clash, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   53%
 
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The Lincoln Lawyer
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, tense, clever, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, betrayal, investigation, plot twist, morality, hotshot lawyer, hip hop, jury, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   100%
 
The Star Chamber
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: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, vigilantism, murder, serial killer, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, courtroom, hitman, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
 6.3
 7K
Black Widow
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: crime, obsession, investigation, murder, femme fatale, mystery, twists & turns, fbi, crimes, identity, plot twist, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
The Glass Shield
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, racism, murder, police, corruption, tough law enforcer, cancer, police station, legal action, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   45%
 
...and justice for all.
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: clever, suspense, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, lawyer, courtroom drama, corruption, court, rape, betrayal, guilt, investigation, dedicated lawyer, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner
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, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, death penalty, justice, political corruption, corruption, courtroom, legal action, lawyer, murder mystery, political, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
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The Chamber
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: talky, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, murder, racism, courtroom, death, dedicated lawyer, book, revenge, lawyer, legal action, adaptation ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
 6.5
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Best Seller
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, hitman, vengeance, gunfight, violence, heist, redemption, violent, mentor, corruption, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, texas, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
 7.1
 14K
Brubaker
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, corruption, politics, murder, violence, torture, brutality, prison life, greed, mentor, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
A Short Film About Killing
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: bleak, serious, enigmatic, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, prison, fighting the system, death penalty, death, taxi driver, crime, dedicated lawyer, guilt, legal action, pornography ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: california, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 7.5
 71K
Felon
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, crime, survival, corruption, death, justice, prison life, prison escape, mentor, violence, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
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At Close Range
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, murder, father son relationship, violence, small town, parents and children, innocence lost, crimes, violent, greed, brutality, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 7.4
 115K
A Time to Kill
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
Prince of the City
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police, redemption, betrayal, fighting the system, police investigation, drugs, drug addiction, justice, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, virginia, washington d.c.
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, tense, biting, serious ...
Plot: crime, politics, murder, police investigation, police, investigation, protagonist as suspect, political, fascism, brutality, corruption, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
Internal Affairs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, manipulation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
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Trial by Jury
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, crime, gangsters, murder, courtroom drama, vengeance, kidnapping, good versus evil, revenge, dedicated lawyer, gangster, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
Family Business
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: heist, crime, dysfunctional family, family drama, prison, parents and children, death, jewish, father son relationship, cons and scams, family business, family ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
 6.6
 29K
True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, talky, serious ...
Plot: investigation, crime, death penalty, death row, murder, lawyer, prison, journalism, police investigation, death, race against time, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
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System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
 6.4
 4K
Cop
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, mystery, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, violence, psychopath, blood, master criminal, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
The Godfather: Part III
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, organized crime, assassination, corruption, betrayal, violence, guilt, gangster, revenge, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 

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The Sugarland Express
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, road movie, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, crime, chase, police, adventure, adoption, prison, prison escape, car chase, corruption, small town, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, mexico
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System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
One False Move
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, small town, murder, police investigation, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, investigation, violence, drugs, neo noir, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, louisiana, california ...
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System:   37%
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