Movies like A Reasonable Man

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A Reasonable Man (1999)
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A Reasonable Man (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: With issues of his own, an ex-army officer-turned-lawyer defends an impoverished young cowherd of killing a baby.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, inter cultural
Plot: murder, legal, crimes, graphic violence, rivalry, law enforcement, legal investigation, haunted by the past, child killer, courtroom drama, human host, unfulfillment, dedicated lawyer, losing-it hero, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, power relations, village, lawyer, death, court, tribe, faith, judge, ritual ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, angola

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Most similar movies to A Reasonable Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, legal, law enforcement, courtroom drama and dedicated lawyer mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Reasonable Man: Innocent (2011), Throwdown (2014), Deadlocked (2000), Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009), Reversible Errors (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Innocent (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Torchwood) stars as Rusty Sabich, a judge charged with the murder of his wife, a situation that comes 20 years after he was cleared in the death of his mistress. During this latest trial, a secret affair from ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mystery, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, father son relationship, uncover truth, couple relations, affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, legal action, legal investigation, crimes, law enforcement, legal, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, power relations, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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92%
 5.9
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: legal, hostage, courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, injustice, hotshot lawyer, society, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, righting the wronged, power relations, legal action, life is a bitch, investigation, gangsters, legal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crimes, strong female character, legal, who done it, uncover truth, fighting the system, courtroom, frame up, journalism, law enforcement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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86%
 5.2
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Her Fatal Flaw (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you think your dating life is hard, check out what happens to poor Laney! Talk about a love hangover: The nice guy this prominent attorney spent last night with winds up being the main suspect in the brutal murder of a Chicago city councilman. If ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, woman in danger, mystery, manipulation, police detective, courtroom drama, murder, dishonesty, legal, legal investigation, political corruption, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Perry Mason Returns (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, boss and employee, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, inheritance, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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81%
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 127
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, rivalry, college, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house, surveillance, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Shaurya: It Takes Courage to Make Right... Right (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Shaurya, revolves around the lives of two close friends, both lawyers in the Indian army.Maj. Siddhant Chaudhary and Maj. Akash Kapoor.Siddhant is defending and Aakash is prosecuting a soldier,convicted for killing his commanding officer.An ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, disobey, friendship, military life, dishonesty, legal, military, law enforcement, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, couple relations, false accusation, friendship, cons and scams, crime gone awry, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, legal action ...
Time: 80s
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68%
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Murder in Mind (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The L.A. police find two bodies in a fancy house and suspect the wife of one victim. Dr. Ellis, a hypnotherapist, takes her back in time; with the police listening, a pattern of spousal abuse emerges. When each trance ends, however, the woman, ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, dishonesty, fighting crime, legal, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, femme fatale, couples, family problems, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Della's friend is accused of murdering a rival fashion magazine editor.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, power relations, fashion, courtroom drama, false accusation, riddles and clues, who done it, against the odds, crimes, investigation, workplace ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: cynical, clever, serious, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, false accusation, rivalry, investigation, private detective, legal, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, courtroom drama, righting the wronged, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shadow of Doubt (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, politics, legal, hip hop, woman in danger, campaign, rapist, power relations, criminal heroes, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
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61%
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The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, who done it, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, murder, legal, crimes, legal investigation, attorney, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: law enforcement, police investigation, legal investigation, mystery, serial killer, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, rivalry, parents and children, who done it, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The owner of a cosmetics company is unveiling a new cream which she claims she's been using. She's been keeping her age a secret and now reveals that she's 60 and owes her appearance to the cream. She's later killed and the ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, uncover truth, murder, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, dedicated lawyer, legal, legal investigation, cosmetics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
And Never Let Her Go (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: obsession, missing person, murder, love affair, dangerous attraction, mystery, couples, crimes, protagonist as suspect, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware
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57%
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Loved (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide, courtroom drama, graphic violence, unfulfillment, hotshot lawyer, legal, domestic disturbance, legal action, dedicated lawyer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life turned upside down, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, a vision, dealing with death, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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57%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, yacht, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, legal investigation, dishonesty, investigation, frame up, who done it, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
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57%
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Death Sentence (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A juror on a murder case begins to believe that the man on trial is innocent of the crime - and then discovers that the real killer is her own husband.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, jury, court, couples, woman in danger, courtroom drama, false accusation, who done it, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal ...
Time: 70s
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54%
 4.9
 176
The Owls (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities. Their guilt and long-kept, dark secret comes back to haunt them, as an unexpected stranger shows up in their lives, ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, mysterious character, rivalry, crimes, gender, couples, couple relations, haunted by the past, conspiracy, missing person, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
After the Truth (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The famous Nazi-Doctor Dr. Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz", who killed more than 300.000 people - comes back from his hide out in Argentina to Germany as a 87 year old man. He must stand up in front of a court for his ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, life turned upside down, power relations, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, courtroom drama, uncover truth, against humanity, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, who done it, writer's life, private detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth, desire for fame, media ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
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Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, vengeance, serial killer, law enforcement, obsessive quest, amateur detective, animal life, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa, san francisco, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 180
The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, legal, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, murder suspect, murder trial, killer, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995, year 2001
Place: france, paris france
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50%