Movies and TV shows like Matlock

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Matlock (1986)
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Matlock (1986)
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 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, investigation, court, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia

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, crime and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Matlock: Murder, She Wrote (1984), Diagnosis Murder (1993), How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Quincy M.E. (1976), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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, female detective, murder, riddles and clues, crime, elderly, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, mystery writer, trap ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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100%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, father son relationship, who done it, partners against crime, police investigation, police detective, crime, homicide detective, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, hotshot lawyer, murder mystery, teachers and students, court case, lawyer, legal, crimes, manipulations, courtroom, student life, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: murder, coroner, crimes, law enforcement, legal, crime, police detective, legal investigation, partners against crime, deadly, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, who done it, amateur detective, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, crimes, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jake and the Fatman (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, fighting crime, hotshot lawyer, partners against crime, legal investigation, crime, deadly, police investigation, private detective, partners, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shark (2006)
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, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: hotshot lawyer, murder, lawyer, false accusation, prosecutor, trial, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, testimony, team, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, law and order, police detective, courtroom drama, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, contemplative ...
Plot: district attorney, legal action, lawyer, lawyers and clients, rivalry, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, legal, ego clash, jury, buried truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: talky, cynical, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, hotshot lawyer, wrong place wrong time, legal, amateur detective, power relations, crimes, rivalry, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, workplace, dedicated lawyer, crime, against the odds, uncover truth, track down, false accusation, riddles and clues, courtroom drama, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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, crime, investigation, riddles and clues, whodunit, murder mystery, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, who done it, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rumpole of the Bailey (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: witty, clever, realistic, serious
Plot: jury, courtroom, drowning, legal, dentist, workplace situations, uncover truth, couple relations, courtroom drama, shrewd, legal action, legal investigation ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, legal, investigation, dedicated lawyer, workplace, rivalry, artists and showbiz, deadly, crime, mystery, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, mind bending, realistic
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, law enforcement, boss and employee, crimes, crime, legal, courtroom drama, legal action, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, mystery, manipulations, police detective, manipulation, woman in danger, legal investigation, danger, murder, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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: clever, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, ambition, legal investigation, workplace situations, legal, workplace, boss and employee, legal action, murder, courtroom, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, legal investigation, legal, murder, who done it, uncover truth, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, clever, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, lawyer, social problems, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, crimes, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 2K
Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: legal, lawyer, murder, law firm, boss and employee, workplace situations, couple relations, crime, investigation, hotshot lawyer, couples, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, ...
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prison life, legal investigation, confined, accused of murder, crime, legal, crimes, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, 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 ⇓
21%
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Law & Order: LA (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: law and order, legal action, murder, legal, police investigation, police detective, partners against crime, courtroom drama, fighting crime, courtroom, power relations, district attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: mind bending, rough, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, uncover truth, crime, mystery, who done it, forgery, courtroom drama, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, witty, suspenseful, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, college, friendship, power relations, courtroom drama, legal investigation, deadly, dedicated lawyer, legal, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, mystery, deadly, courtroom drama, couple relations, false accusation, cons and scams, uncover truth, friendship, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest is murdered and the main suspect is a nun.
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: church, courtroom, perry mason, power relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, amateur detective, deadly, private detective, love affair, uncover truth, forbidden love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 160
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, serious, realistic, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.1
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Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: rough, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, trial, female lawyer, legal, corporate crimes, manipulation, dishonesty, manipulations, legal action, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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