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The Coverup (2008)
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The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department after the young man was arrested for drunk driving. The arresting officer's story is highly suspicious and everyone involved, from the investigating detective to the FBI, appear to be aiding in covering up what actually happened that fateful night. With a promise made to the Thacker family to expose the truth, Stu dives head first into an uphill battle against lies and corruption. What transpires will change this lawyer's life forever.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, rough
Plot: mystery, legal, corruption, investigation, crimes, legal action, life is a bitch, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, society, deadly, truth, cover-up, suspicion, mysterious death, inventions and discoveries, crime, small town, lawyer, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Coverup: Three Blind Mice (2001), The Badge (2002), Plain Truth (2004), Murder in Greenwich (2002), Sketch Artist (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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95%
 6.1
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The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, fighting the system, politics, mystery, investigation, small town, gender bending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Plain Truth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: amish, courtroom drama, mystery, murder, pregnancy, police investigation, crimes, forbidden love, teenage life, legal, culture clash, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, who done it, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, assassination, mystery, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, false accusation, crimes, mystery, murder, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, mind bending, realistic, serious, complex ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, deadly, legal, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Strange Fruit (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, murder, small town, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, society, rebellion, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, uncover truth, serial killer, law enforcement, psychopath, who done it, legal, deadly, mystery, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: crimes, legal investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, false accusation, mystery, legal action, dedicated lawyer, legal, clergy, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, society, legal, clergy, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.5
 378
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, parents and children, small town life, small town, deadly, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 326
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, 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 ⇓
60%
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, murder, missing person, mystery, love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 650
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, deadly, murder, track down, who done it, master criminal, partners against crime, terminal illness, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Brown's Requiem (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, gangsters, investigation, neo noir, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry, life is a bitch, tough heroes, mafia, police station ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, mystery, investigation, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage life, danger, society, dishonesty, strong female presence, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, murder mystery, mystery, crime, law enforcement, crimes, small town life, small town, chief, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 513
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, murder, mystery, courtroom drama, crimes, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, uncover truth, father son relationship, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, deadly, legal, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, gangsters, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: law enforcement, legal investigation, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, dedicated lawyer, parents and children, crimes, rivalry, legal, power relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 93
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 383
Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, fighting the system, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, rebellion, law enforcement, society, legal investigation, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, law enforcement, boss and employee, crime, crimes, deadly, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 344
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, dangerous attraction, who done it, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, murder, school, deadly, dishonesty, teenager, danger, life is a bitch, ghost, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 301
Posers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four Hardcore party posers are suddenly facing an unknown killer when one of them disappears.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, friendship, betrayal, femme fatale, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, female killer, suspicion, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 601
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by HÃ¥kan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, deadly, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, private detective, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 914
Fault (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
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, captivating ...
Plot: murder, couple relations, fall in love, deadly, law enforcement, false accusation, courtroom drama, bollywood, legal, dishonesty, crimes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%