Movies and TV shows like Damages

If you like "Damages" you are looking for clever, rough and tense movies or TV shows about / with lawyer, legal investigation, powerful corporation, hotshot lawyer, trial, legal action and manipulations themes of Crime, Drama and Mystery genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Damages (2007)
 8.1
 26K
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, recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons. Each season features a major case that Hewes and her firm take on, while also examining a chapter of the complicated relationship between Ellen and Patty. The first two seasons center around the law firm Hewes & Associates. Later seasons center more on Patty and Ellen's relationship as Ellen begins to distance herself from Hewes & Associates and begins an independent career.
Style: clever, rough, tense, twists and turns, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, powerful corporation, hotshot lawyer, trial, legal action, manipulations, dishonesty, workplace, corporate crimes, power relations, crimes, intrigue, price of justice, law firm, characters in danger, murder, female lawyer, young woman, millionaire, life is a bitch, villain, deception, workplace intrigue, loyalty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Damages

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, lawyer, crime, legal, murder, workplace and courtroom mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Damages: How to Get Away with Murder (2014), The Practice (1997), Justice (2006), Law & Order: LA (2010), Law & Order (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, crimes, legal, manipulations, teachers and students, court case, law student, defense attorney, college, lgbt, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.7
 7K
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, realistic, clever, serious, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom, lawyer, social problems, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, crimes, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, workplace, injustice, legal ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, and on TV2 In New Zealand. It first was broadcast ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: lawyer, law firm, jury, trial, media circus, legal investigation, legal, rivalry, courtroom drama, celebrity culture, innocence, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: law and order, legal, police investigation, legal action, murder, district attorney, courtroom drama, legal investigation, partners against crime, law enforcement, workplace, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are ...
Style: clever, captivating, tense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: police detective, sex crime, lawyer, police, police investigation, danger, sexual abuse, crimes, law and order, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 29K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, law and order, police, legal, courtroom, police investigation, murder, homicide detective, rivalry, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 5K
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal action, mystery, elderly, who done it, power relations, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 849
Conviction (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A fast-paced character-oriented story, focuses on the lives and loves of the young assistant district attorneys in New York, following their career paths as these passionate but naive ADAs are confronted with tough, emotional cases that challenge ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, partners against crime, legal investigation, corporate crimes, legal action, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal, sexual abuse, workplace, creator, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, mind game, murder, partners, deadly, crime, workplace situations, power relations, judiciary, prosecutor, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 11K
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: realistic, serious
Plot: trial, false accusation, interrogation, courtroom, district attorney, murder, office, lawyer, anger, evidence, testimony, prosecutor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, law and order, dedicated lawyer, workplace situations, crimes, legal action, legal investigation, crime, police station, sexual abuse, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, intrigue, investigation, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 5K
The Firm (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As a young associate, Mitchell McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob -- and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, crimes, fight back, workplace, legal, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, legal investigation, dishonesty, witness protection, based on movie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 2K
Boomtown (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Each episode of this series, set in contemporary Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, partners against crime, district attorney, media, deadly, dishonesty, corrupt cop, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: clever, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, courtroom, lawyer, price of justice, mystery, dedicated lawyer, crimes, crime, cop witness relations, legal investigation, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 17K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, policewoman, drug cartel, corruption, police investigation, social problems, secret, partners, deadly, marital problem, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Follow the Money (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 'Deceived' is about economic crime. About what happens to people when greed and ambition corrupts. The series exposeses viewers into economic crimes complex world. In the banks, the stock exchange and in boardrooms.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, price of justice, legal investigation, cons and scams, corporate crimes, hopes, uncover truth, legal, investigation, greed, police detective, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, kidnapping, fbi, police investigation, crime, crimes, partners against crime, track down, police detective, race against time, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 9.0
 431K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
 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, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: legal, lawyer, murder, law firm, investigation, hotshot lawyer, couples, boss and employee, crime, workplace situations, couple relations, basketball ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 19K
Ringer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Ringer is an American television series that initially aired on The CW from September 13, 2011 to April 17, 2012. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin. On May 13, 2011, it was reported that ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: disappearance, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, plan gone awry, hidden identity, twin sister, blended family, danger, suspicion, mystery, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 103K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, deception, talented, research, human nature, dishonesty, crimes, team, interrogation, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.3
 62K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, lawyer, legal investigation, trial, crumbling marriage, district attorney, courtroom, corruption, law firm, politics, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: homosexual, intelligence, surveillance, boss, undercover, riddles and clues, cover up, paranoia, neighbor, cia, conspiracy, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 6K
Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Harriet, Matthew and Malcolm couldn't be any more different, but when they cross paths, they realize they're all looking for a fresh start. The most unlikely of people are starting a law practice in the most unlikely of places -- a rundown ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, exciting
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, student, teacher, coworker, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, coincidence, workplace, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 148K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, lawsuit, law firm, divorce, guilt, cover up, scandal, corruption, dishonesty, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 3K
Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Marta Walraven's mob husband is brutally murdered, she takes on gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about his death. As she digs into this dark underworld, she'll test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, intrigue, dishonesty, vengeance, unlikely criminals, crimes, parents and children, death of husband, drug lord, rivalry, suburbs, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, captivating, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Plot: dishonesty, lawyer, workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, family relations, moral dilemma, legal, crimes, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, lawyer client relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 96
Just Cause (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Just Cause is an award-winning Canadian legal drama television series produced by Mind's Eye Entertainment. Filming was done in Vancouver, British Columbia but the series is set in San Francisco, California.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: law firm, parole officer, wrongfully committed, legal investigation, missing person, rivalry, starting over, legal action, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, district attorney, lawyer, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, buried truth, rivalry, ambition, legal action, power relations, ego clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%