Movies and TV shows like Mandrake 2005

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Mandrake (2005)
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Mandrake (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: Brazil
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Meet Paulo Mandrake, a charismatic defense attorney who finds himself sidetracked by his vices--especially beautiful Brazilian women--while serving as a liaison between his high-end clients and the Rio de Janeiro subculture. Marcos Palmeira stars in this HBO Latino drama series.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: womanizer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, society, dishonesty, counterculture, lawyers and clients, courtroom, lawyer, one night stand, blackmail, crime, power relations, running, dating, drunken sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, crimes, lawyer, power relations and dedicated lawyer mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Mandrake: Crownies (2011), Reckless (2014), Rake (2014), The Whole Truth (2010), The Defenders (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crownies (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Delving into the extraordinary world of the Department of Public Prosecutions and its young, eager lawyers, Crownies follows five young solicitors as they face the pressures and endearing madness of modern single life - in a fast paced workplace ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, lawsuit, moral dilemma, ambition, workplace, courtroom, legal, power relations, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Reckless (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city of Charleston, S.C. apart.  
Style: sexy, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom, opposites attract, legal, lawyers and clients, crimes, courtroom drama, lawyer, love and romance, dishonesty, friendship, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
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Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Keegan Deane's staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the law cases that nobody else will touch. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive ...
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous
Plot: legal, courtroom, family relations, lawyers and clients, crimes, hotshot lawyer, intrigue, courtroom drama, lawyer, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As District Attorney Kathryn Peale and defense attorney Jimmy Nolan rally their teams around their arguments and prepare to go head-to-head in the the courtroom, they make frantic moves and countermoves of complex legal wrangling to tilt justice in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: legal action, district attorney, lawyer, lawyers and clients, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, ego clash, legal, jury, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lawyer, jury, workplace, courtroom, courtroom drama, hopes, lawyers and clients, law firm, coworker, society, partners, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
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Killing Time (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killing Time is an Australian television drama series on TV1 subscription television channel which first screened in 2011. It is based on the true story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser. In New Zealand it screens on Prime Television. The ten part ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: rise and fall, crimes, confined, lawyers and clients, prison, legal, disgraced, ambition, introspection, drug abuse, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, who to trust, lawyers and clients, legal, investigation, political conspiracy, politics, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, workplace situations, lawyers and clients, workplace, parents and children, defense attorney, family relations, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal action, mystery, legal, elderly, jury, lawyers and clients, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, court, workplace situations, courtroom drama, trial, ambitious, power relations, friends, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, and on TV2 In New Zealand. It first was broadcast ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, female lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, jury, court, media circus, legal investigation, legal, rivalry, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, injustice, courtroom, family problems, legal, courtroom drama, police corruption, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.
Style: serious, captivating, clever, realistic, political thriller
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, ambition, legal, murder, workplace situations, boss and employee, legal action, workplace, courtroom, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
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Conviction (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A fast-paced character-oriented story, focuses on the lives and loves of the young assistant district attorneys in New York, following their career paths as these passionate but naive ADAs are confronted with tough, emotional cases that challenge ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 10K
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: tense, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, courtroom, family relations, interracial relations, society, murder, parents and children, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 584 min.
TV show
Story: The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: legal investigation, confined, prison life, life is a bitch, accused of murder, crimes, legal, crime, courtroom, mystery, murder, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, witty, stylized, tense ...
Plot: dark humor, moral dilemma, dishonesty, crimes, workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, family relations, private investigator, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Innocent (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Torchwood) stars as Rusty Sabich, a judge charged with the murder of his wife, a situation that comes 20 years after he was cleared in the death of his mistress. During this latest trial, a secret affair from ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: legal, mystery, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, father son relationship, uncover truth, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, police investigation, lawsuit, courtroom, murder, legal, vicious, injustice, deadly, police detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, dedicated lawyer, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, legal, lawsuit, workplace situations, jury, cop witness relations, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the third spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, fighting crime, workplace, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, courtroom drama, police detective, police station, lawsuit, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, clever, stylized
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, courtroom, social problems, moral dilemma, workplace, dishonesty, lawyers and clients, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
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Accused (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Accused is a British television anthology series created by Jimmy McGovern. The drama series first aired on 15 November 2010 on BBC One and has run for two series. Each episode follows a different character as they await their verdict in court, and ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: courtroom, crime and punishment, dishonesty, punishment, guilt, trial, crimes, court, life is a bitch, jury, testimony, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 36
The Chief (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: Russia
TV show
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, betrayal, dishonesty, uncover truth, murder, life philosophy, twists & turns, good versus evil, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, forensics, police detective, police investigation, cop witness relations, crimes, crime, workplace, fighting crime, legal, rivalry, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: murder, murder mystery, hotshot lawyer, crimes, legal, court case, teachers and students, defense attorney, law student, lawyer, courtroom, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Kavanagh QC (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. It is often repeated on ITV3, and series 1–6 are available on Region 2 DVDs. The series starred John Thaw as barrister James Kavanagh QC who ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, family relations, lawyer, judge, courtroom drama, family life, crimes, porn, prostitute, crime, power relations, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%