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, cross examination
Time: 70s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, legal, deadly, mystery, crime and courtroom drama mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Death Sentence: The Advocate (2013), Physical Evidence (1989), Shadow of Doubt (1998), Throwdown (2014), Deadlocked (2000). 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: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious, complex ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, deadly, legal, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, perry mason, dedicated lawyer, mystery, moral dilemma, false accusation, rivalry, friendship, legal investigation, power relations, university ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, amateur detective, crime, courtroom drama, investigation, hotshot lawyer, deadly, mystery, murder, legal, private 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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, police, who done it, frame up, legal investigation, deadly, crimes, crime, dishonesty, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: politics, courtroom, murder, state affairs, legal action, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, mystery, legal, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: clever, cynical, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crimes, amateur detective, deadly, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, wrong place wrong time, legal investigation, courtroom drama, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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59%
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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, psychological, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: law enforcement, rivalry, legal investigation, legal action, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: hostage, courtroom, legal, rebellion, uncover truth, false accusation, hostages, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, price of justice, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, legal, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, couples, mystery, amateur detective, crime, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, deadly, crimes, hotel, false accusation, courtroom drama, who done it, murder, power relations, dedicated lawyer, writer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, murder, mystery, courtroom drama, crimes, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, uncover truth, father son relationship, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, manipulation, police detective, mystery, manipulations, woman in danger, dishonesty, legal, legal investigation, danger, courtroom drama, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, deadly, legal, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, gangsters, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, mystery, legal, crimes, deadly, legal investigation, dishonesty, crime, dedicated lawyer, murder, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crime, dishonesty, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, investigation, who done it, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, twists and turns, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crimes, fighting the system, who done it, legal, uncover truth, courtroom, frame up, journalism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: sexy, tense, sexual, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, hotshot lawyer, uncover truth, legal, protagonist as suspect, love and romance, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, couples, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, perry mason, crime, mystery, legal, dedicated lawyer, artists and showbiz, power relations, workplace, rivalry, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, law enforcement, boss and employee, crime, crimes, deadly, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: love triangle, murder, crime, investigation, heroes, prostitute, crimes, mystery, legal investigation, law enforcement, conspiracy, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, courtroom drama, murder, mistress, lawyer, infidelity, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: clever, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, private detective, love and romance, mystery, crime, courtroom drama, frame up, moral dilemma, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crimes, protagonist as suspect, courtroom drama, couple relations, false accusation, cons and scams, uncover truth, friendship, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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McBride: Dogged (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The annual LA Kennel Club Dog Show gets treated to an unexpected surprise when a backstage murder incriminates the winning canines' handler.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, dedicated lawyer, riddles and clues, legal, mystery, legal investigation, danger, courtroom drama, deadly, bathroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: split personality, murder, kidnapping, mystery, law enforcement, mental illness, memory loss, missing child, vengeance, who done it, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, dedicated lawyer, riddles and clues, who done it, deadly, actor's life, amateur detective, legal, artists and showbiz, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, infidelity, mind game, betrayal, couples, family problems, crime, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, mind game, hotshot lawyer, murder, legal, arrest, judge, manipulations, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, murder, socialite, lawyer, heroes, legal action, legal, lone wolves, dishonesty, crime, protagonist as suspect, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%