Movies and TV shows like Damages

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Damages (2007)
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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, 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, hotshot lawyer, trial, female lawyer, legal, legal action, manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, workplace, corporate crimes, power relations, crimes, powerful corporation, intrigue, price of justice, law firm, characters in danger, murder, young woman, millionaire, life is a bitch, mystery, villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Damages

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about legal, crimes, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, courtroom and crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Damages: How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Justice (2006), The Practice (1997), Better Call Saul (2015), The Firm (2012). 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, murder mystery, teachers and students, court case, lawyer, legal, crimes, manipulations, courtroom, student life, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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100%
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom drama, jury, media circus, trial, female lawyer, legal investigation, innocence, legal, rivalry, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
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, stylized, realistic, witty ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, workplace situations, family relations, private investigator, crimes, legal, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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100%
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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: serious, psychological, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, moral dilemma, workplace, legal, crimes, dishonesty, haunted by the past, legal investigation, witness protection, family man, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, child in peril, rivalry, society, friendship, custody, hotshot lawyer, social worker, dysfunctional family, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, captivating, clever, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: sex crime, law and order, police detective, lawyer, police, sexual abuse, danger, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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 ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
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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: twists and turns, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, surveillance, boss, espionage, government agency, uncover truth, cia, government facility, deception, loner, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
44%
 7.2
 154K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, lawsuit, law firm, legal, murder, divorce, guilt, cover up, scandal, crimes, corruption, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough, thought provoking, serious
Plot: lawyer, law enforcement, fighting the system, courtroom drama, police detective, society, rivalry, fighting crime, legal, workplace, hotshot lawyer, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, mystery, legal action, elderly, lawyers and clients, jury, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
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42%
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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: realistic, tense, clever, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: law and order, crime investigation, legal, lawyer, evidence, police, homicide detective, police investigation, courtroom, murder, partners, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, mind game, partners, murder, workplace situations, power relations, deadly, crime, crimes, judiciary, prosecutor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as American Crime. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May ...
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: prosecutor, courtroom drama, district attorney, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, workplace, boss and employee, family relations, power relations, jury, legal, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, police detective, police investigation, cop witness relations, crime, crimes, fighting crime, workplace, legal, courtroom drama, judge, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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39%
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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: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, investigation, partners, mind game, terrorism, law enforcement, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 102
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: law firm, warden, parole officer, righting the wronged, legal investigation, dishonesty, legal action, legal, life is a bitch, rivalry, missing person, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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 ⇓
38%
 8.5
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The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crimes, crime, investigation, courtroom, murder trial, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 820
Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, lawyers and clients, legal, who to trust, political conspiracy, investigation, murder, politics, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 5K
Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, lawyer, uncover truth, double life, mystery, deadly, police detective, murder, crimes, legal, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: clever, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, courtroom drama, workplace, partners, legal action, legal, dedicated lawyer, trial, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
 8.1
 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, serious, clever, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, workplace, district attorney, media, dishonesty, deadly, infidelity, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4K
Fearless (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a school girl 14 years earlier.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, tense, rough
Plot: defense attorney, lawyer, investigation, female lawyer, lie, family, legal action, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, danger, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 2K
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 ⇓
37%
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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%