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: legal, murder, crimes, crime, legal investigation, graphic violence, child killer, danger, haunted by the past, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, losing-it hero, deadly, rivalry, courtroom drama, unfulfillment, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, power relations, human host, village, lawyer, death, court, belief ...
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, legal, murder, law enforcement, courtroom drama and dedicated lawyer mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Reasonable Man: Throwdown (2014), Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009), Deadlocked (2000), Woman of Desire (1994), Reversible Errors (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: law enforcement, legal investigation, crimes, legal action, murder, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crimes, who done it, uncover truth, fighting the system, legal, courtroom, injustice, journalism, danger, dedicated lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, perry mason, dedicated lawyer, legal action, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crime, power relations, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.0
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: hostage, courtroom, legal, rebellion, uncover truth, false accusation, hostages, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, price of justice, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 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: serious, suspenseful, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, who done it, dishonesty, investigation, legal investigation, frame up, false accusation, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: legal, false accusation, frame up, investigation, lovers reunited, testimony, uncover truth, police investigation, confined, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, manipulations, police detective, manipulation, woman in danger, legal investigation, danger, murder, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, tense, mind bending, realistic
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, law enforcement, boss and employee, crimes, crime, legal, courtroom drama, legal action, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, police investigation, mystery, who done it, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, disobey, courtroom drama, law enforcement, dishonesty, military life, bollywood, friendship, legal, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, mystery, deadly, courtroom drama, couple relations, false accusation, cons and scams, uncover truth, friendship, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 521
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, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnancy, deadly, legal, family problems, couples, righting the wronged, power relations, law enforcement, crimes, murder, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 1K
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, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Plot: who done it, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, deadly, crimes, legal, murder, rivalry, legal investigation, attorney
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.8
 537
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: disturbing, psychological, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: suicide, courtroom drama, deadly, crimes, rivalry, domestic disturbance, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, unfulfillment, legal investigation, legal action, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
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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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, trial, crimes, legal, protagonist as suspect, woman in danger, courtroom drama, who done it, false accusation, couples, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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: clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, workplace, dedicated lawyer, crime, against the odds, uncover truth, track down, false accusation, riddles and clues, courtroom drama, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: talky, cynical, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, hotshot lawyer, wrong place wrong time, legal, amateur detective, power relations, crimes, rivalry, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic
Plot: obsession, missing person, murder, mystery, love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, legal investigation, legal, murder, who done it, uncover truth, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 445
The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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, tense, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life turned upside down, deadly, life is a bitch, a vision, dealing with death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, legal investigation, law enforcement, serial killer, mystery, dedicated lawyer, legal, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: politics, murder, courtroom, legal, law enforcement, legal action, crime, mystery, amateur detective, deadly, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, husband murders wife, crimes, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: disturbing, sincere, controversial, tense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, against humanity, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, haunted by the past, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 763
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, murder, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, animal life, amateur detective, mystery, danger, vengeance, serial killer, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, san francisco, south africa, alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Night of the Wilding (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joseph Gainer is a high priced attorney, notorious for getting guilty criminals off the hook. But Gainer is forced to take another look at the price you pay for defending the guilty when he takes on a case of three young men accused of a heinous ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, teenage life, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, legal action, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, private detective, crime, investigation, legal, amateur detective, mystery, desire for fame, intrigue, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 160
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hockey player of friend of Ken Malansky's is accused of murdering a team owner. Perry takes the case.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, investigation, false accusation, murder, hockey, boss and employee, mystery, rivalry, workplace, dedicated lawyer, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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