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When Justice Fails (1999)
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When Justice Fails (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective (Jeff Fahey) investigating the murders of two sex offenders gets involved with a beautiful district attorney (Marlee Matlin) who becomes a main suspect.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, obsession, romance, sex maniac, crime, mystery, track down, fall in love, mute or deaf, legal, danger, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, deadly, police detective, serial killer, police, nightclub, sign language, deafness ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to When Justice Fails

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, mystery, couples, dishonesty and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like When Justice Fails: Woman of Desire (1994), Sketch Artist (1992), Criminal Passion (1994), Dream Man (1995), In Her Defense (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, false accusation, frame up, investigation, dishonesty, legal investigation, who done it, resort ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, sketch artist, mystery, crimes, false accusation, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, female star appears nude, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Dream Man (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kris is a homicide cop with psychic abilities. She works to prove that the prime suspect in her latest case (the much younger husband of the millionaire victim) is innocent. But are her visions true, or planned by someone who knows what she can see?
Style: sexual, suspenseful, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: a vision, romance, supernatural ability, deadly, love and romance, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, danger, love affair, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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In Her Defense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Her Defense is a 1998 thriller directed by Sidney J. Furie. Lawyer Andrew Garfield begins having an affair with a deaf woman, played by Marlee Matlin, when one day her husband catches them. Andrew Garfield then kills him. From then on in the ...
Style: sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: murder, infidelity, crimes, legal, romance, deadly, legal action, dedicated lawyer, mute or deaf, dishonesty, power relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, hitman, murder, insurance, couples, police detective, crimes, danger, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Extramarital (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, infidelity, writers, love affair, uncover truth, love triangle, sexual relations, who done it, couples, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, betrayal, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Flirting with Danger (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer begins a sordid fling with an attractive young woman whom he slowly begins to suspect to be a serial killer of men.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, investigation, crimes, deadly, fall in love, psychopath, bra, lawyer, sex, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Traces of Red (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the ...
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, cynical, mind bending ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, murder, mystery, prostitute, crime, danger, manipulations, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An attorney takes the lawyer/client relationship too seriously. She ends up falling for her client, a very charming photographer who has been charged with a multiple murder. She wants to believe he is innocent but she cannot deny her suspicions.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal, serial killer, deadly, fall in love, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, woman in danger, s&m, investigation, psychiatrist, female protagonist, erotic thriller, dangerous attraction, love affair, power relations, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Fatal Instinct (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A homicide detective (Michael Madsen) falls for a resort owner (Laura Johnson) suspected of slaying a playboy developer.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, crimes, mystery, sexual relations, fall in love, crime, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, obsession, danger, murder, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Listen (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young woman thinks one of her neighbors in her apartment building is a serial killer and begins to suspect both her current boyfriend and former girlfriend of being the killer.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, mind bending, sexy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, telephone, deadly, love and romance, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, gays and lesbians, couples, breakup, vengeance, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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After Image (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a clairvoyant who falls in love with a crime photographer. Soon, both become involved in the search for a pathological murderer.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, photographer, obsession, couples, disability, who done it, danger, crimes, deadly, mind game, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, college student, assault
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Flock (2007)
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film starts with the murder of Priti (Divya Dutta), wife of Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani), a well-known journalist. Inspector Lokhande (Ashutosh Rana) investigates the case and accuses Shekhar of the murder, saying he has enough evidences to arrest ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A renowned journalist becomes a suspect in a series of murders after he becomes intimately involved with a mysterious woman. In an attempt to clear his name, he tries to find a connection between his lover and the increasing number of dead bodies.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic, mind bending ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, fall in love, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, blindness, crime, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
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Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Circle of Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Maggie returns to her hometown to dedicate a scholarship in her late husband's name. While there, she reconnects with old friends and comes to believe that her husband's death is tied to the mysterious deaths of several old classmates..
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, old friends, mystery, homecoming, school, crimes, deadly, career woman, seduction, small town, investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, danger, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, deadly, murder, investigation, amateur detective, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, missing person, obsession, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mind game, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kate's Addiction (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic woman becomes dangerously jealous when her best friend begins dating a handsome man. She will stop at nothing to keep the two apart, even if it means destroying their relationship or even murdering one of them.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: obsession, murder, lesbian sex, deadly, best friends, gays and lesbians, psychopath, couples, addiction, college, drug abuse, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 2K
Mercy (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Detective Catherine Palmer (Ellen Barkin) is on the trail of an elusive serial killer. During her investigation she meets Vickie Kittrie (Peta Wilson), who belongs to an exclusive club of women who engage in secret sessions of bondage and ...
Style: erotic, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbianism, murder, serial killer, voyeurism, investigation, s&m, mind game, bondage, femme fatale, deadly, mystery, danger ...
Time: 90s
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36%