Movies and TV shows like How to Get Away with Murder

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How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
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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 lives.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak, intellectual, neo noir, queer cinema
Audience: teens
Plot: murder mystery, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, murder, defense attorney, law student, court case, legal, courtroom, college, teachers and students, lgbt, crimes, murder suspect, student life, student, courtroom drama, rivalry, manipulation, sex, female professor, power relations, attorney, husband wife relationship, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, courtroom and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like How to Get Away with Murder: Scandal (2012), Secrets and Lies (2015), Damages (2007), Matlock (1986), Fracture (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, clever, twists and turns, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lawyer, white house, relationship vs career, workplace situations, teamwork, politician, president, senator, media, coworker, ambition, democrat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family in crisis, police investigation, investigation, murder, murder mystery, child killer, family problems, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, family relations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa
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Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, powerful corporation, female lawyer, court, legal investigation, corporate crimes, hotshot lawyer, power relations, legal action, dishonesty, workplace, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 8K
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: lawyer, crimes, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, power relations, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder mystery, lawyer, adultery, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, mind game, police investigation, obsession, guilt, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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76%
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, twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, legal investigation, legal, courtroom drama, murder, hotshot lawyer, crimes, arrest, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills, san francisco
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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, courtroom drama, court, media circus, legal investigation, innocence, legal, rivalry, celebrity culture, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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73%
 7.8
 119K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high society, pretense, hidden identity, strong female character, vengeance, rivalry, scheme, haunted by the past, crimes, mysterious character, enemy, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.8
 38K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crime investigation, law and order, lawyer, police, murder investigation, legal, evidence, police officer, homicide detective, coworker, punishment, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: whodunit, private detective, investigation, murder mystery, murder, who done it, murder investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, multiple suspects, private investigator, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 147K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
TV show
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder investigation, murder, lawyer, courtroom, investigation, murder mystery, justice, crimes, vengeance, violent, secrets, district attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.9
 554K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 82
Justice (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Lee Tae Kyung is a star lawyer with the best win rate. He is able to win cases by using his sharp logic and intelligent speeches. He amasses power and wealth by dealing with clients who are part of the elite class. His cases are usually referred ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, court case, crimes, courtroom drama, society, escapades, defense attorney, power relations, friendship, legal, murder suspect, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
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39%
 8.2
 2K
Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Theodore 'Teddy' Hoffman is a highly-regarded defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. Having successfully defended the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a much-publicised murder trial, he is now involved in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.5
 402K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, witty, serious, stylized, talky ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
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The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 134
The Jury (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in New York City, the series brings the viewer into the jury room to watch the deliberators try to answer the many questions posed during a trial. As facts are exposed through flashbacks of testimony and crime footage, viewers will form their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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TV show
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Story: The Divide is a 2014 legal drama that aired on WE tv. The first season consisted of eight hour-long episodes. It premiered on July 16, 2014. On October 30, 2014, the series was canceled by WE-tv.
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28%
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The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
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Style: suspense, disturbing, twists and turns, captivating, surprise ending ...
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100%
 7.5
 577
In Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In Justice is an American television police procedural created by Michelle King and Robert King. The series began airing on Sunday, January 1, 2006 on ABC as a midseason replacement and assumed its regular night and time on Friday, January 6, 2006 ...
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27%
The Escape Artist (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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26%
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Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Accused of murder, Hero shouldn't stand a chance in court. He swears he's innocent. But in the end, all that matters is this: do you believe him?
Style: touching, psychological, talky
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26%
 5.6
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The Trial (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
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Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Notorious Los Angeles defense attorney Sebastian Stark becomes disillusioned with his career after his successful defense of a wife-abuser results in the wife's death. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, murder, prosecutor, false accusation, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, court, testimony, legal, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as American Crime. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of her mother, a young woman embarks on a hunt for several men, who appear to be connected by a piece of music, which she plays to each of them over the phone, before killing them.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
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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, realistic, captivating, clever, political thriller
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, ambition, legal action, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, legal, murder, courtroom, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%