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Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
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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 murdering an elderly lady friend of his, Mrs. Emily French. While Leonard Vole claims he's innocent, although all evidence points to him as the killer, his alibi witness, his cold German wife Christine, instead of entering the court as a witness for the defense, she becomes the witness for the prosecution and strongly claims her husband is guilty of the murder.
Style: tense, mind bending, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty, talky, contemplative
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, courtroom, legal investigation, legal action, love triangle, soldier, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, couples, gays and lesbians, legal, infidelity, who done it, unemployment, aging, false accusation, femme fatale, mute or deaf, humble, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, legal, deadly, courtroom, courtroom drama and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Witness for the Prosecution: One Angry Juror (2010), Word of Honor (2003), Color of Justice (1997), Perry Mason Returns (1985), Citizen Verdict (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, uncover truth, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal investigation, law enforcement, confined, military, hotshot lawyer, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
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76%
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, frame up, mystery, who done it, legal action, injustice, wrongfully committed, courtroom drama, power relations, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, racism, interracial relations, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, injustice, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: cynical, clever, serious, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, rivalry, investigation, private detective, legal, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, courtroom drama, righting the wronged, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, boss and employee, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, inheritance, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, power relations, courtroom, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, couple relations, false accusation, friendship, cons and scams, crime gone awry, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, legal action ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, conspiracy, injustice, kids in trouble, courtroom drama, police corruption, racism, interracial relations, siblings relations, false accusation, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, crimes of passion, couples, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, law enforcement, betrayal, investigation, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Trial and Error (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) is given the case of defending Herbert Fowle (Attenborough) who is accused of murdering his wife (Beryl Reid). Despite Fowle's insistence of guilt, Moregenhall ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: murder, satire, courtroom, righting the wronged, power relations, injustice, disorder, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, legal, rebellion, legal investigation ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, legal investigation, fighting the system, injustice, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, social differences, society ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, legal, professor, court, lawyer, terrorist, injustice, power relations, courtroom drama, prison life, prison, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
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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, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: legal investigation, mystery, courtroom drama, false accusation, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, wrong place wrong time, rivalry, legal, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
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46%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
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A Question of Silence (1982)
Genre: Drama
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Story: Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other two join her in beating the man to death. Other female ...
Style: realistic, mind bending, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
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The Attorney (2013)
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Style: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic
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Country: USA
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43%
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The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
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Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
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41%
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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