Movies and TV shows like Damages

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Damages (2007)
 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, 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, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic, captivating, tense, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, trial, murder, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, legal, crimes, dishonesty, workplace, boss and employee, corporate crimes, rivalry, power relations, price of justice, intrigue, courtroom drama, workplace intrigue, society, life is a bitch, plaintiff, law firm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, lawyer, murder, crime, courtroom, legal and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Damages: How to Get Away with Murder (2014), The Firm (2012), Conviction (2006), The Practice (1997), Justice (2006). 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, captivating, realistic, bleak
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, legal, crimes, teachers and students, manipulations, lgbt, college, law student, court case, courtroom, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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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, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, dishonesty, mob, witness protection, based on movie, legal, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, crimes, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: clever, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police, law and order, police investigation, crimes, fighting crime, lawyer, sexual abuse, law enforcement, sex crime, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 842
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: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, district attorney, fighting crime, legal investigation, legal action, courtroom drama, workplace situations, crimes, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, tense
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, society, power relations, workplace, hotshot lawyer, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
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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, legal investigation, jury, courtroom drama, media circus, trial, legal, celebrity culture, rivalry, crimes, innocence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
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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: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, law and order, crime investigation, police, courtroom, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, jury, district attorney, trial, ethics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: lawyer, legal, crime, hotshot lawyer, investigation, workplace situations, boss and employee, couple relations, couples, law firm, murder, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: law and order, murder investigation, crime, murder, workplace situations, mind game, deadly, partners, power relations, judiciary, lawyer, prosecutor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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: serious, realistic
Plot: prosecutor, office, courtroom, false accusation, murder, testimony, district attorney, anger, trial, interrogation, evidence, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: fighting crime, crime, murder investigation, lapd, law and order, lawyer, courtroom, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, law and order, crime, dedicated lawyer, partners against crime, trial, police station, fighting crime, legal action, legal investigation, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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: serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: elderly, lawyer, courtroom, crime, hotshot lawyer, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, legal action, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 145K
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, serious, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, crimes, intrigue, secret, crime, investigation, mind game, danger, unlikely partners, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, fbi, kidnapping, murder, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, urban, track down, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: courtroom, district attorney, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, defense attorney, prosecution, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, ambition, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, police investigation, price of justice, police detective, crime, crimes, law and order, law enforcement, mystery, legal, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 16K
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, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, mind game, drug cartel, murder, corruption, fbi, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 12K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, court, murder, beach house, heiress, mystery, crime, neo-noir, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, urban, deadly, law enforcement, media, partners against crime, police investigation, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: hidden identity, twins, blended family, twin sister, witnessing a crime, mystery, siblings relations, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 9.0
 408K
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, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 5K
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, dedicated lawyer, legal action, courtroom drama, legal, workplace, starting over, destiny, partners, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 150
The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, atmospheric, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: homosexual, riddles and clues, undercover, conspiracy, cover up, cia, surveillance, intelligence, boss, neighbor, paranoia, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 100K
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, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, riddles and clues, human nature, talented, team, research, crimes, deception, dishonesty, workplace situations, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 9K
Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hostages is an American drama television series that airs on CBS as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a similar Israeli series created by Alon Aranya, Omri Givon, and Rotem Shamir which will premiere on October ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: hostages, surgeon, political conspiracy, surgery, family in danger, assassination of president, hostage situation, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 4K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: lawyer, custody, law firm, hotshot lawyer, friendship, parent child relationship, community service, society, legal, rivalry, cocaine, social worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.4
 39K
Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, legal action, legal, ethics, hotshot lawyer, friendship, partners, society, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.7
 576K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, dark humor, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, double life, crimes, crime, vigilantism, gory, police station, corpse, right and wrong, loner, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%