Movies and TV shows like The Practice

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The Practice (1997)
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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 spawned the successful and lighter spin-off series Boston Legal, which ran for five more seasons, from 2004 to 2008. The Practice focused on the law firm of Robert Donnell and Associates. Plots typically featured the firm's involvement in various high-profile criminal and civil cases that often mirror current events. Conflict between legal ethics and personal morality was a recurring theme. Some episodes contained light comedy. Kelley claimed that he conceived the show as something of a rebuttal to L.A. Law and its romanticized treatment of the American legal system and legal proceedings.
Style: tense, clever, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, lawyer, social problems, moral dilemma, crimes, injustice, dishonesty, workplace, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, district attorney, legal action, society, idealism, civil rights, streetwise, workplace situations, power relations, civil action, court, trial ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts

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Most similar movies to The Practice

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, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, power relations, workplace and dedicated lawyer mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Practice: Damages (2007), Janet King (2014), JAG (1995), Harry's Law (2011), Outlaw (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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100%
 7.8
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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 ⇓
100%
 6.6
 16K
JAG (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct military theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television. The first season was co-produced with NBC ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: navy, military, army investigation, marines, insubordination, military life, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, rivalry, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
72%
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 6.3
 685
Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Outlaw is an American television series that was aired on the NBC network. The one-hour courtroom drama stars Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court Justice who resigns from the bench and returns to private practice in an elite law firm where Claire Sax, ...
Style: realistic, clever, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, legal action, workplace, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, society, jury, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
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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 ⇓
65%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
50%
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 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, 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 ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, workplace, hopes, lawyers and clients, partners, law firm, power relations, jury, boss, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Divide is a 2014 legal drama that aired on WE tv. The first season consisted of eight hour-long episodes. It premiered on July 16, 2014. On October 30, 2014, the series was canceled by WE-tv.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: legal investigation, district attorney, crimes, moral dilemma, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, lawyer, murder, planting evidence, courtroom drama, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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59%
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 ⇓
59%
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Reckless (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city of Charleston, S.C. apart.  
Style: sexy, realistic, tense, serious, touching ...
Plot: courtroom, opposites attract, crimes, legal, hotshot lawyer, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, lawyer, love and romance, friendship, romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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 ⇓
59%
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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 ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
58%
 7.6
 681
Crownies (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Delving into the extraordinary world of the Department of Public Prosecutions and its young, eager lawyers, Crownies follows five young solicitors as they face the pressures and endearing madness of modern single life - in a fast paced workplace ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, moral dilemma, ambition, workplace situations, workplace, lawsuit, power relations, boss and employee, legal, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
 7.7
 31K
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 ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The lives and cases of young lawyers who work on opposite sides - the public defender's office and the district attorney's office - as well as those who sit in judgment on their cases.
Style: serious, tense, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, district attorney, friends, friendship, relationship vs career, workplace, law firm, classmates, power relations, legal action, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 369
Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: legal, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal action, reluctant partners, workplace situations, lawsuit, power relations, law firm, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 8.0
 337
The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, clever, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, workplace, parents and children, defense attorney, society, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.4
 42K
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: witty, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, ethics, partners, hotshot lawyer, legal, civil rights, idealism, workplace, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, workplace situations, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, trial, power relations, young man, friends, ambitious, defense attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, law enforcement, legal, dedicated lawyer, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, lawsuit, jury, cop witness relations, high priced lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Escape Artist (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A chilling and bloody legal thriller that explores the line between law and justice. Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand ...
Style: intellectual, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: legal, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, murder, revenge, deadly, crimes, danger, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Keegan Deane's staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the law cases that nobody else will touch. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive ...
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous
Plot: courtroom, legal, family relations, crimes, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, intrigue, lawyer, dishonesty, district attorney, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%