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Matlock (1986)
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Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 Television originally aired from September 23, 1986 to May 8, 1992 on NBC; and from November 5, 1992 until May 7, 1995 on ABC. The show's format is similar to that of CBS's Perry Mason, with Matlock identifying the perpetrators and then confronting them in dramatic courtroom scenes. One difference, however, was that whereas Mason usually exculpated his clients at a pretrial hearing, Matlock usually secured an acquittal at trial, from the jury.
Style: witty, suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal action, mystery, legal, elderly, crimes, legal investigation, murder, jury, who done it, false accusation, lawyers and clients, power relations, riddles and clues, parents and children, crime, deadly, dedicated lawyer, criminal lawyer, investigation, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia

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Most similar movies to Matlock

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Matlock: Murder, She Wrote (1984), Diagnosis Murder (1993), How to Get Away with Murder (2014), The Practice (1997), Quincy M.E. (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: who done it, mystery, female detective, murder, riddles and clues, crime, amateur detective, investigation, elderly, mystery writer, writers, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine
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Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, who done it, police investigation, partners against crime, police detective, crime, homicide detective, friendship, father son relationship, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: murder, murder mystery, hotshot lawyer, crimes, legal, court case, teachers and students, defense attorney, law student, lawyer, courtroom, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, clever, stylized
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, courtroom, social problems, moral dilemma, workplace, dishonesty, lawyers and clients, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: legal, crimes, crime, murder, coroner, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, partners against crime, mystery, anti heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, suspense
Plot: hotshot lawyer, murder, trial, lawyer, false accusation, prosecutor, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, court, testimony, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Jake and the Fatman (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles. The series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987 to 1992. Diagnosis: Murder was a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, criminal, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, partners against crime, legal investigation, legal, deadly, fighting crime, courtroom, jury, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii, california, usa
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, riddles and clues, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, whodunit, miss marple, murder, female protagonist, law enforcement ...
Time: post world war two, 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, mystery, false accusation, rivalry, wrong place wrong time, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, legal, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, mystery, deadly, crimes, murder, uncover truth, false accusation, dishonesty, amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: clever, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, confined, private detective, dishonesty, obsessive quest, who done it, courtroom drama, uncover truth, false accusation, crime ...
Time: 80s
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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, realistic, mind bending, tense
Plot: courtroom, private detective, false accusation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, boss and employee, deadly, dishonesty, legal action, legal, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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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, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action, mystery, legal, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, intrigue, private detective, dedicated lawyer, writer's life, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
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Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, fighting crime, workplace, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, courtroom drama, police detective, police station, lawsuit, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crime, legal, investigation, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
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The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Plot: legal action, district attorney, lawyer, lawyers and clients, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, ego clash, legal, jury, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: cynical, clever, mind bending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, protagonist as suspect, crime, legal investigation, mystery, dedicated lawyer, power relations, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Della's friend is accused of murdering a rival fashion magazine editor.
Style: clever, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, crimes, workplace, crime, against the odds, uncover truth, track down, false accusation, riddles and clues, courtroom drama, who done it ...
Time: 90s
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, murder, crime, murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, investigation, whodunit, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: murder, legal, lawyer, law firm, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, crime, investigation, boss and employee, workplace situations, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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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, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, dishonesty, crime, dedicated lawyer, power relations, friendship, legal investigation, crimes, hotshot lawyer, university ...
Time: 80s
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, crimes, workplace, legal, deadly, investigation, power relations, artists and showbiz, crime, dedicated lawyer, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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Rumpole of the Bailey (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients, and has been spun off into ...
Style: serious, realistic, witty, clever
Plot: jury, courtroom, drowning, legal, dentist, power relations, couples, uncover truth, courtroom drama, couple relations, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
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30%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, deadly, mystery, dedicated lawyer, private detective, crimes, ghost, protagonist as suspect, writer's life, legal, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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30%
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: private detective, who done it, investigation, police detective, partners against crime, mysterious character, riddles and clues, murder, whodunit, mystery, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, manipulation, police detective, mystery, manipulations, woman in danger, dishonesty, legal, legal investigation, danger, murder, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.
Style: serious, captivating, clever, realistic, political thriller
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, ambition, legal, murder, workplace situations, boss and employee, legal action, workplace, courtroom, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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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, realistic, mind bending, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, false accusation, uncover truth, who done it, murder, dedicated lawyer, legal, dishonesty, mystery, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defenders is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lawyer, jury, workplace, courtroom, courtroom drama, hopes, lawyers and clients, law firm, coworker, society, partners, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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