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: murder, courtroom, court, jury, crimes, mystery, couples, legal, who done it, legal investigation, false accusation, woman in danger, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, murder trial, innocent man, murderer, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, witness, unfaithful husband, extramarital affair, cross examination ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Death Sentence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, legal, deadly, courtroom drama, mystery and dedicated lawyer mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Death Sentence: The Advocate (2013), Physical Evidence (1989), Deadlocked (2000), Shadow of Doubt (1998), Throwdown (2014). 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, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, legal, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, legal investigation, who done it, hotshot lawyer, friendship, college, crimes, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, police, who done it, frame up, dishonesty, legal investigation, suspect, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, mystery, who done it, investigation, legal, crimes, courtroom drama, amateur detective, murder, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.9
 361
Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: legal, hostage, courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, injustice, hotshot lawyer, society, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, politics, legal, hip hop, woman in danger, campaign, rapist, power relations, criminal heroes, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.3
 738
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, psychological, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, legal action, legal investigation, crimes, law enforcement, legal, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, power relations, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: cynical, clever, serious, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, rivalry, investigation, private detective, legal, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, courtroom drama, righting the wronged, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, amateur detective, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, investigation, mystery, private detective, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, mistress, murder, lawyer, infidelity, investigation, mystery, crimes, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 619
Innocent (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Torchwood) stars as Rusty Sabich, a judge charged with the murder of his wife, a situation that comes 20 years after he was cleared in the death of his mistress. During this latest trial, a secret affair from ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mystery, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, father son relationship, uncover truth, couple relations, affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 258
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, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, woman in danger, mystery, manipulation, police detective, courtroom drama, murder, dishonesty, legal, legal investigation, political corruption, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, writer's life, legal, crimes, dedicated lawyer, investigation, private detective, rivalry, dishonesty, ghost, mystery, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, righting the wronged, power relations, legal action, life is a bitch, investigation, gangsters, legal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crimes, strong female character, legal, who done it, uncover truth, fighting the system, courtroom, frame up, journalism, law enforcement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, twists and turns, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, court, murder, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, judge, crimes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, boss and employee, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, inheritance, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, mystery, dangerous attraction, hotshot lawyer, couples, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, love and romance, courtroom drama, law enforcement, romance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, crimes, legal, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, dishonesty, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: love triangle, murder, love and romance, legal, investigation, prostitute, heroes, crimes, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, uncover truth, murder, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, dedicated lawyer, legal, legal investigation, cosmetics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 10K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, political conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, murder mystery, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, investigation, legal, mystery, workplace, crimes, dedicated lawyer, artists and showbiz, rivalry, power relations, who done it, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, couple relations, false accusation, friendship, cons and scams, crime gone awry, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, legal action ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: tense, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, frame up, moral dilemma, manipulation, legal, love and romance, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 15K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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 ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house, surveillance, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 235
The Lawyer (1970)
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, murder, socialite, lawyer, injustice, couples, power relations, crimes, legal investigation, mystery, life is a bitch, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, legal action, mob boss, organized crime, murder, gangsters, law enforcement, legal, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: split personality, murder, kidnapping, mystery, vengeance, memory loss, missing child, mental illness, who done it, couple relations, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%