Movies like Death Sentence 1974

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Death Sentence (1974)
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Death Sentence (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A juror on a murder case begins to believe that the man on trial is innocent of the crime - and then discovers that the real killer is her own husband.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: courtroom, murder, trial, crimes, legal investigation, mystery, legal, couples, who done it, false accusation, deadly, woman in danger, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, murderer, unfaithful husband, female protagonist, jury, witness, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, juror
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, legal, deadly, crime, mystery and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Death Sentence: The Advocate (2013), Physical Evidence (1989), Shadow of Doubt (1998), Deadlocked (2000), Her Fatal Flaw (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, righting the wronged, legal investigation, who done it, dealing with death, social differences, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ken Malansky, a law student of Perry Mason's, is accused of murdering a fellow student. Perry is reluctant to take on his case as the victim was the son of a close friend.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, witty
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, mystery, dedicated lawyer, deadly, crimes, legal, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, who done it ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: courtroom, mystery, dedicated lawyer, murder, private detective, who done it, investigation, legal, crime, crimes, courtroom drama, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, police, dishonesty, legal investigation, who done it, crime, deadly, crimes, frame up, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: clever, suspenseful, cynical, talky, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, mystery, crime, power relations, who done it, righting the wronged, legal investigation, wrong place wrong time, uncover truth, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shadow of Doubt (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: realistic, mind bending, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, murder, courtroom, state affairs, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, crime, dedicated lawyer, criminal heroes, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, crimes, false accusation, couple relations, legal, investigation, private detective, dedicated lawyer, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, hostages, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, dishonesty, price of justice, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an actress, a fortune-teller, David's private ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, murder, investigation, hotel, legal, ghost, crimes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The owner of a cosmetics company is unveiling a new cream which she claims she's been using. She's been keeping her age a secret and now reveals that she's 60 and owes her appearance to the cream. She's later killed and the ...
Style: serious, mind bending, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, dishonesty, legal investigation, uncover truth, who done it, murder, legal, false accusation, deadly, crime, dedicated lawyer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, uncover truth, legal action, power relations, righting the wronged, legal, false accusation, investigation, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, woman in danger, police detective, mystery, manipulations, murder, courtroom drama, danger, legal investigation, dishonesty, legal, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey's latest case has her trying to figure out who killed her best friend Barbara after she was left out of her family's will and every one of the family members become suspects.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, deadly, crimes, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, estate, legal, dishonesty, private detective, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, mind game, amateur detective, legal, parents and children, uncover truth, who done it, investigation, courtroom drama, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young theatre director is accused of killing a more famous Broadway director. Perry takes his case.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, power relations, workplace, courtroom drama, investigation, rivalry, murder, legal, who done it, false accusation, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, clever, tense, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, amateur detective, legal action, manipulations, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, legal, dishonesty, private detective, frame up, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dead in the Water (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to the high court. The only thing wrong with this is that his shrewish wife Olivia, whose ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: love triangle, murder, false accusation, investigation, crime gone awry, legal investigation, who done it, betrayal, law enforcement, couples, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, lawyer, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Perry Mason Returns (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, boss and employee, law enforcement, crime, crimes, courtroom drama, legal action, deadly, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, courtroom, crimes, fighting the system, legal, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, journalism, frame up, injustice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, amateur detective, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Naked Lie (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They are the perfect, and politically correct, couple. He is a judge, she is a high profile attorney. When she takes on a sensational murder case, the trail leads right to her own front door.
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, serious, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, love affair, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, deadly, love and romance, crime, romance, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, mind bending, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, deadly, crime, crimes, couples, law enforcement, memory loss, vengeance, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, frame up, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal action, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Guilty Conscience (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, mind game, infidelity, legal investigation, crumbling marriage, legal action, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, manipulations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A painter, believed to be dead, returns to make allegations that a gallery owner is selling counterfeits of his work. Later, the artist is murdered.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, riddles and clues, who done it, investigation, legal, forgery, mystery, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll 'kill him before she leaves the show', she makes herself the prime suspect ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, amateur detective, actor's life, legal, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, crime, crimes, mystery, deadly, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, murder mystery, dishonesty, mute or deaf, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, infidelity, serial killer, police investigation, murder, femme fatale, danger, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, false accusation, police detective, law enforcement, deadly, legal, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%