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.
TV show
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, lawyer, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, courtroom, social problems, moral dilemma, crimes, injustice, workplace, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, district attorney, legal action, society, civil rights, idealism, streetwise, workplace situations, civil action, power relations, attorney, murder ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
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 captivating films and TV series with plots about legal, lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, power relations, workplace and dedicated lawyer mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Practice: Damages (2007), Boston Legal (2004), Harry's Law (2011), Justice (2006), The Whole Truth (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: clever, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: female lawyer, lawyer, court, murder, corporate crimes, legal investigation, powerful corporation, hotshot lawyer, power relations, legal action, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, law firm, courtroom drama, lawyer, ethics, partners, legal, idealism, civil rights, workplace, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, workplace, courtroom drama, legal action, partners, legal, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
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Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: law firm, lawyer, female lawyer, courtroom drama, media circus, court, legal investigation, innocence, legal, rivalry, celebrity culture, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Plot: legal action, district attorney, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, hidden truth, legal, jury, ego clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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JAG (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, marines, military, army investigation, insubordination, court martial, military life, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, price of justice, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Plot: law firm, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, workplace, hotshot lawyer, legal action, courtroom drama, power relations, society, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
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, clever, realistic, tense, stylized
Plot: courtroom drama, district attorney, courtroom, friends, relationship vs career, workplace, friendship, classmate, dedicated lawyer, law firm, power relations, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Firm (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, moral dilemma, legal, haunted by the past, legal investigation, crimes, dishonesty, witness protection, corruption, family man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, contemplative
Plot: murder, legal, lawyer, courtroom, law firm, investigation, hotshot lawyer, couples, boss and employee, couple relations, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, legal action, mystery, elderly, power relations, jury, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
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The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lawyer, jury, courtroom drama, hopes, workplace, courtroom, power relations, society, coworker, dedicated lawyer, legal action, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, captivating, clever, political thriller
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, ambition, legal action, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, legal, murder, courtroom, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Kavanagh QC (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. It is often repeated on ITV3, and series 1–6 are available on Region 2 DVDs. The series starred John Thaw as barrister James Kavanagh QC who ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, family relations, judge, lawyer, prostitute, legal, rivalry, vigilantism, hopes, family life, crimes, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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Reckless (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom, opposites attract, legal, lawyers and clients, crimes, courtroom drama, lawyer, love and romance, friendship, romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
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Law & Order  Los Angeles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: legal action, murder, legal, police investigation, legal investigation, fighting crime, courtroom drama, power relations, law enforcement, partners against crime, workplace, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, moral dilemma, crimes, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, lawyer, murder, planting evidence, ambition, misplaced guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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Conviction (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, law enforcement, fighting the system, courtroom drama, police detective, hotshot lawyer, workplace, society, fighting crime, legal, rivalry, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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36%
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Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, courtroom drama, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, rivalry, sexual abuse, police station, lawsuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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36%
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Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, testimony, court, legal, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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36%
Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom drama, prosecutor, lawyers and clients, district attorney, boss and employee, dedicated lawyer, workplace, power relations, family relations, jury, legal, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
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36%
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Crownies (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, ambition, workplace, moral dilemma, lawsuit, workplace situations, courtroom, legal, power relations, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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35%
Canterbury's Law (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Canterbury is a force of nature. An attorney on the rise, she puts her career on the line to take on risky and unpopular cases, even when they take a toll on her personal life. Elizabeth and her law professor husband, Matt Furey, haunted ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, law firm, price of justice, workplace, legal, injustice, lawyers and clients, rivalry, investigation, trespassing, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
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34%
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, clever
Plot: law and order, prosecutor, murder investigation, power relations, partners, mind game, crimes, workplace situations, murder, judiciary, lawyer, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, humorous, realistic, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, court, courtroom drama, workplace situations, young man, power relations, friends, ambitious, defense attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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34%
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Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crime investigation, law and order, lawyer, legal, evidence, police, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, homicide detective, courtroom, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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33%
The Escape Artist (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: serious, intellectual, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: legal, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, law firm, lawyers and clients, murder, lawsuit, revenge, crimes, mistrust, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, scotland, london
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33%
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Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: serious, touching, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal action, law firm, lawsuit, power relations, reluctant partners, workplace situations, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, 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
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, courtroom drama, rivalry, success, uninhibited rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace intrigue, workplace, legal, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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