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.
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
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, teachers and students, manipulations, law student, court case, defense attorney, lgbt, college, murder mystery, courtroom, power relations, lawyer, rivalry, legal system, sex, student life, murder suspect, husband wife relationship, affair, deadly, student, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia

Most similar movies to How to Get Away with Murder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, legal, courtroom and courtroom drama mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like How to Get Away with Murder: Damages (2007), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Justice (2006), Secrets and Lies (2015), Murder One (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, trial, murder, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
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: clever, captivating, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, arrest, lawyer, manipulations, mind game, courtroom, judge, victim, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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60%
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Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, legal investigation, jury, courtroom drama, media circus, trial, legal, celebrity culture, rivalry, crimes, innocence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, who done it, law enforcement, life turned upside down, family relations, child killer, disorder, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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
Plot: lawyer, legal, crime, hotshot lawyer, law firm, investigation, murder, workplace situations, boss and employee, couple relations, couples, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, special agents, murder, intelligence, team, law enforcement, profiler, investigator, policewoman, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ozark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, crimes, danger, rivalry, survival, murder, family relations, law enforcement, violence, cheating wife, teenage boy ...
Place: mexico, chicago illinois, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Law & Order: LA (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, murder investigation, law and order, lapd, lawyer, courtroom, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.9
 105K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: captivating, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hidden identity, high society, vengeance, haunted by the past, pretense, crimes, undercover, family secret, young people, secret, millionaire, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 213
Her Fatal Flaw (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you think your dating life is hard, check out what happens to poor Laney! Talk about a love hangover: The nice guy this prominent attorney spent last night with winds up being the main suspect in the brutal murder of a Chicago city councilman. If ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: legal investigation, mystery, uncover truth, woman in danger, courtroom, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, manipulations, courtroom drama, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, crime, murder, workplace situations, mind game, deadly, partners, power relations, judiciary, prosecutor, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 5K
Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: elderly, lawyer, courtroom, crime, hotshot lawyer, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, legal action, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 62K
Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, stylized, clever, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: white house, workplace situations, media, president, relationship vs career, secret, lawyer, senator, politics, ambition, political thriller, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.8
 150
The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police, law and order, police investigation, crimes, fighting crime, lawyer, sexual abuse, law enforcement, sex crime, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 9.0
 408K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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: clever, bleak, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, police detective, serial killer, crimes, murder, partners, investigation, partners against crime, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, law and order, crime, dedicated lawyer, partners against crime, trial, police station, fighting crime, legal action, legal investigation, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 28K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: lawyer, law and order, crime investigation, police, evidence, courtroom, homicide detective, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, legal ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Femme Fatales (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Femme Fatales is an anthology TV series, inspired by the men's magazine of the same name, with each episode focusing on an antihero woman, intercut with softcore pornographic scenes and produced by Cinemax. Lilith, introduces each episode Rod ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sexy, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, power relations, survival, vengeance, dangerous attraction, escapades, rivalry, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 11K
Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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
Plot: prosecutor, office, courtroom, false accusation, murder, testimony, district attorney, anger, trial, interrogation, evidence, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: True crime story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide who hired teenaged students to murder her estranged husband.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, crime, protagonist as suspect, crumbling marriage, suburbs, manipulations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, teachers and students, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 7K
The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, tense
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, society, power relations, workplace, hotshot lawyer, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 170
Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, mystery, vengeance, police investigation, rivalry, fictional country, multiple murder, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.3
 6K
Eye Candy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tech genius Lindy, convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors may be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, missing person, hacker, murder, computers and web, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, release from prison, police procedural, fictional country, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: courtroom, interracial relations, racism, crimes, family relations, society, parents and children, murder, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: courtroom, district attorney, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, defense attorney, prosecution, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, ambition, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
All Around the Town (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman, seemingly good but still psychologically disturbed from being kidnapped as a little girl, becomes the obvious suspect in a murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, crime, hotshot lawyer, college, split personality, mystery, legal investigation, mental illness, missing child, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 842
Conviction (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, district attorney, fighting crime, legal investigation, legal action, courtroom drama, workplace situations, crimes, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Perry must defend the husband of an old flame from a murder charge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, manipulations, romance, courtroom drama, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%