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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, courtroom drama, legal, deadly, crime and courtroom mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like How to Get Away with Murder: Scandal (2012), Secrets and Lies (2015), Damages (2007), Fracture (2007), Justice (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: workplace situations, lawyer, political thriller, white house, media, president, relationship vs career, senator, politics, secret, ambition, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, child killer, who done it, law enforcement, family relations, mystery, disorder, dishonesty, danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
 8.1
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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, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, trial, female lawyer, legal, workplace, manipulation, dishonesty, corporate crimes, manipulations, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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73%
 7.2
 180K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, courtroom drama, legal investigation, lawyer, obsession, adultery, guilt, perfect crime, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom drama, jury, media circus, trial, female lawyer, legal investigation, innocence, legal, celebrity culture, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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83%
 7.0
 6K
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, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, legal action, mystery, elderly, murder, false accusation, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
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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, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, mind game, murder, judge, legal, arrest, manipulations, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
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100%
 9.0
 476K
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: realistic, captivating, bleak, clever, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, police detective, crimes, partners, investigation, partners against crime, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, murder mystery, whodunit, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, who done it, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 110K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
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: tense, serious, suspense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crime, crimes, investigation, courtroom, murder trial, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 31K
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: law and order, crime investigation, legal, lawyer, evidence, police, murder, homicide detective, police investigation, courtroom, rivalry, coworker ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere
Plot: legal, lawyer, murder, law firm, couples, crime, couple relations, boss and employee, workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 5K
Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner. Inspired by the book Where Death ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, coroner, legal, crimes, crime, law enforcement, police detective, anti heroes, uncover truth, legal investigation, partners against crime, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: district attorney, legal action, lawyer, lawyers and clients, rivalry, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, jury, legal, buried truth, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, law and order, fighting crime, workplace, law enforcement, police detective, rivalry, crimes, courtroom drama, lawsuit, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.4
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Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal investigation, legal action, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 2K
The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: legal investigation, moral dilemma, district attorney, crimes, lawyers and clients, courtroom, legal, lawyer, murder, planting evidence, misplaced guilt, blacks and whites ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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32%
 5.0
 160
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: realistic, mind bending, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, crime, legal investigation, legal action, dealing with death, righting the wronged, injustice, false accusation, legal, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.0
 866
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: thought provoking, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: lawyer, law enforcement, courtroom drama, police detective, fighting the system, rivalry, legal, sexual abuse, hotshot lawyer, fighting crime, workplace, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jake DeMitro cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, introspection, courtroom drama, obsession, injustice, drug dealing, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: hotshot lawyer, murder, lawyer, crimes, false accusation, uncover truth, prosecutor, evidence, testimony, trial, legal, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Escape Artist (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A chilling and bloody legal thriller that explores the line between law and justice. Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand ...
Style: intellectual, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: law firm, legal, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, revenge, hotshot lawyer, deadly, crimes, lawyers and clients, danger, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 1K
Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: conspiracy, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, lawsuit, police investigation, deadly, haunted by the past, police detective, injustice, law enforcement, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.8
 8K
Lila & Eve (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, vengeance, track down, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, deadly, graphic violence, female protagonist, organized crime, female bonding, witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: prosecutor, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, boss and employee, dedicated lawyer, district attorney, workplace, power relations, family relations, jury, legal, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
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29%
 5.6
 1K
The Trial (2010)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, legal action, legal, dealing with death, dedicated lawyer, crimes, haunted by the past, death sentence, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: tense, captivating, clever, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sex crime, law and order, police detective, police, lawyer, sexual abuse, danger, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, police detective, kidnapping, fbi, crime, police investigation, race against time, crimes, partners against crime, murder investigation, female agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 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, suspenseful, serious, clever, stylized ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, workplace, deadly, dishonesty, media, district attorney, infidelity, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
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, serious, captivating, suspense, rough ...
Plot: confined, legal investigation, life is a bitch, prison life, accused of murder, crimes, crime, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, murder, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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