Movies like Death Sentence 1974

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Death Sentence
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological, suspense
Plot: courtroom, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, who done it, legal, trial, couples, dedicated lawyer, murder, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, juror, unfaithful husband, extramarital affair, witness, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, jury
Time: 70s
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Primal Fear
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, legal, murder, deadly, courtroom drama, courtroom and dedicated lawyer mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Death Sentence: The Advocate (2013), Physical Evidence (1989), Guilty Conscience (1985), Deadlocked (2000), The Bedroom Window (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Advocate
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, mind bending, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Physical Evidence
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, boston
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Guilty Conscience
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 ...
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Deadlocked
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
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The Bedroom Window
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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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 ...
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Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Suspect
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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, ...
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Trial by Jury
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, crime, gangsters, murder, courtroom drama, vengeance, kidnapping, good versus evil, revenge, dedicated lawyer, gangster, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   81%
    User:   96%
 
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High Crimes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, murder, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, justice, military, fighting the system, courtroom, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, latin america, mexico
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    User:   91%
 
Presumed Innocent
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, bleak ...
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    User:   90%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake
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: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   86%
 
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The Lawyer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Wilma Harrison had it all. A wealthy doctor for a husband. A big playboy for a lover. A beautiful home. And a horrible death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, courtroom drama, socialite, lawyer, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: 60s
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System:   68%
    User:   63%
 
Dead in the Water
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: dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, mystery, crime gone awry, legal investigation, murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, who done it, crimes ...
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Jagged Edge
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Fatal Vision
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crime, mystery, investigation, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, true crime, death row, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
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Matlock
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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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Her Fatal Flaw
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: legal investigation, uncover truth, mystery, woman in danger, courtroom, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, manipulations, courtroom drama, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Criminal Law
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, chase, lawyer, courtroom, blood, dedicated lawyer, vigilantism, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, texas, new jersey, usa
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Woman of Desire
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexual, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, mystery, island, femme fatale, resort, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, manipulations, yacht, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
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Shark
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: dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, office, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, mystery, legal action, who done it, righting the wronged, prosecutor, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   59%
    User:   58%
 
The Mighty Quinn
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: mystery, island, murder, investigation, police investigation, police, crime, amateur detective, hip hop, murder mystery, dedicated lawyer, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean
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System:   58%
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
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, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crime, journalism, courtroom drama, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty ...
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System:   57%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, courtroom, mystery, investigation, false accusation, murder, who done it, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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System:   56%
    User:   60%
 
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Primal Fear
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: clever, talky, psychological, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: crime, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, mental illness, court, courtroom, psychiatrist, manipulation, insanity, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
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Obsessed
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.
Style: serious, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, prison, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, manipulations, doctor, dangerous attraction, love affair, courtroom drama, price of justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
 5.8
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Defenseless
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Los Angeles lawyer defends her former college roommate, whose husband -- her lover -- has been slain.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: dedicated lawyer, mystery, strong sexual content, courtroom, love affair, courtroom drama, crime, false accusation, who done it, fall in love, jealousy, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
Witness for the Prosecution
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Leonard Vole, an unemployed man who is accused of ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, mystery, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, courtroom drama, false accusation, price of justice ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
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System:   51%
    User:   43%
 

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
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