Movies and TV shows like How to Get Away with Murder

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How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
 8.2
 102K
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, crimes, legal, manipulations, teachers and students, court case, law student, defense attorney, college, lgbt, power relations, courtroom, murder mystery, rivalry, student life, legal system, lawyer, deadly, sex, murder suspect, husband wife relationship, affair, college life, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, crime, courtroom, law enforcement and legal mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like How to Get Away with Murder: Damages (2007), Secrets and Lies (2015), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Justice (2006), Scandal (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 26K
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: rough, clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, powerful corporation, hotshot lawyer, trial, dishonesty, power relations, corporate crimes, legal action, manipulations, workplace, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, child killer, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, mystery, who done it, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, legal, judge, murder, courtroom, mind game, arrest, manipulations, jury, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.9
 2K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, jury, media circus, trial, legal investigation, rivalry, innocence, legal, celebrity culture, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 63K
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, president, lawyer, workplace situations, secret, media, relationship vs career, senator, politics, ambition, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: witty, suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal, hotshot lawyer, mystery, legal action, elderly, who done it, power relations, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: law and order, murder, legal, police investigation, legal action, power relations, partners against crime, legal investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, district attorney, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 136K
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, murder, special agents, intelligence, profiler, team, law enforcement, danger, serial killer, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 218
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: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: dishonesty, unsupportive friend, uncover truth, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, who done it, mystery, crimes, manipulations, murder, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 29K
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: tense, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, law and order, police, legal, courtroom, homicide detective, murder, police investigation, punishment, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: tense, clever, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, social problems, workplace, injustice, crimes, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 2K
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: legal, lawyer, murder, law firm, couple relations, crime, workplace situations, boss and employee, investigation, couples, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: tense, serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, power relations, murder, mind game, crime, workplace situations, deadly, partners, judiciary, judge, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 155
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: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, legal investigation, dealing with death, crimes, who done it, crime, righting the wronged, legal, false accusation, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, law and order, ex law enforcer, power relations, legal action, crime, crimes, partners against crime, police station, sexual abuse, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 2K
Boomtown (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Each episode of this series, set in contemporary Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves.
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: murder, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, district attorney, media, deadly, dishonesty, corrupt cop, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: captivating, tense, clever, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, lawyer, police, police investigation, sexual abuse, crimes, law and order, law enforcement, fighting crime, district attorney, danger, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: realistic, serious
Plot: testimony, trial, anger, evidence, false accusation, courtroom, interrogation, district attorney, lawyer, office, murder, prosecutor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: sexual, psychological, gloomy, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, legal, infidelity, investigation, rivalry, youth, mentally unstable, suburbs, family problems, power relations, manipulations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, crimes, track down, race against time, police detective, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 9.0
 431K
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, sexy, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, danger, rivalry, power relations, deadly, coping, escapades, crimes, dangerous attraction, female killer, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 389
Blind Justice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Blind Justice is an American television series created by Steven Bochco about a blind New York City police detective. It was introduced mid-season in March 8, 2005 to fill the time slot left by Bochco's highly successful NYPD Blue, which had ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: police detective, murder, starting over, murder investigation, danger, fighting crime, police station, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, injury, blindness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, love and romance, computers and web, crimes, murder, danger, woman in danger, deadly, looking for love, missing person, hacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason is invited to the marriage of the daughter of an old friend of his. But after the ceremony the uncle of the bride is dead. Certainly this is a case for Perry Mason.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, amateur detective, deadly, hotshot lawyer, private detective, courtroom drama, false accusation, legal, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, deadly, partners, law enforcement, decapitated body, release from prison, police procedural, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, tense
Plot: courtroom, murder, crimes, manipulations, legal action, love and romance, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, amateur detective, mystery, dedicated lawyer, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 1K
Death Clique (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, rivalry, friendship, jealousy, social relations, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, police investigation, youth, high school, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: vengeance, deadly, rivalry, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, crime, diary, revenge, police procedural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: family relations, crimes, courtroom, murder, society, interracial relations, parents and children, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%