Movies and TV shows like American Crime

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American Crime (2015)
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American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, gloomy, anthology
Plot: crimes, family relations, courtroom, parents and children, interracial relations, murder, society, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, court, trial, friendship, crime, murder trial
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to American Crime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, courtroom, legal, family relations, courtroom drama, society and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like American Crime: Reckless (2014), The Night Of (2016), Bosch (2014), Red Widow (2013), Secrets and Lies (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, dishonesty, friendship, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
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The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
TV show
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: tense, suspense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crimes, crime, investigation, courtroom, justice, secrets, murder trial, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, crimes, determination, lapd, riddles and clues, danger, suspicion, murder, superior officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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100%
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Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Marta Walraven's mob husband is brutally murdered, she takes on gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about his death. As she digs into this dark underworld, she'll test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: intrigue, family relations, unlikely criminals, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children, death of husband, suburbs, drug lord, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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100%
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, family in crisis, uncover truth, who done it, investigation, law enforcement, family problems, murder mystery, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, false accusation, family relations, injustice, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, workplace situations, lawyers and clients, workplace, parents and children, defense attorney, family relations, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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51%
 5.9
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, society, love and romance, danger, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
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49%
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Untouched (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Untouched is the story of a reluctant attorney's struggle with inner demons while defending a teenage girl accused of murdering her newborn. When the "Hostess City of the South" is rocked by the horrific crime, Mitchell Thomas III ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, courtroom drama, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, courtroom, murder, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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45%
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The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: The Jury is a British television serial broadcast in 2002. The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, jury, murder, uncover truth, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, price of justice, society, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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44%
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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, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, lawsuit, moral dilemma, ambition, workplace, courtroom, legal, power relations, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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43%
 6.1
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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42%
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Killing Time (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killing Time is an Australian television drama series on TV1 subscription television channel which first screened in 2011. It is based on the true story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser. In New Zealand it screens on Prime Television. The ten part ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: rise and fall, crimes, confined, lawyers and clients, prison, legal, disgraced, ambition, introspection, drug abuse, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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42%
 7.2
 833
Karen Sisco (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As a U.S. Deputy Marshal, based on Miami, Florida's Gold Coast, Karen must deal with the underbelly of South Beach nightlife and Palm Beach high life while tracking down fugitives. She also struggles to win the respect of her fellow officers. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, workplace, crimes, boss and employee, track down, parents and children, love and romance, chases and races, superior, power relations, fugitives, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
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42%
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Run (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Four gritty no-holds-barred human stories of the streets, all linked together in some respect.
Style: tense, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, society, love affair, crimes, single parent, parents and children, family relations, theft, debt, unlikely relationship, polish, immigrants
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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41%
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After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, human nature, downfall, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
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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, crimes, moral dilemma, district attorney, courtroom, lawyers and clients, legal, lawyer, murder, planting evidence, blind ambition, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, dedicated lawyer, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, legal, lawsuit, workplace situations, jury, cop witness relations, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robbery Homicide Division was an American police procedural television series on CBS, created by Barry Schindel with executive producer Michael Mann. Schindel has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, crime, workplace situations, society, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, murder, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Gone (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The survivor of a famous child-abduction case joins a special task force dedicated to solving abductions and missing person cases.
Style: captivating, suspense, compassionate, social, serious
Plot: police investigation, fbi, strong female lead, crimes, legal, trial, female protagonist, justice, workplace situations, court, nobody believes, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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39%
Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 584 min.
TV show
Story: The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: legal investigation, confined, prison life, life is a bitch, accused of murder, crimes, legal, crime, courtroom, mystery, murder, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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38%
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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, trial, lawyer, false accusation, prosecutor, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, court, testimony, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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38%
 7.1
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The Verdict (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his wife's murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc will do everything in his power to stop it from happening... He is going to take justice into his own hands and will then compete with the constitutional state which let him ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: justice, legal action, legal, injustice, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, courtroom, life is a bitch, trial, court, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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38%
 6.7
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, racism, politics, journalism, power relations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
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38%
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The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gloria Sheppard is an intuitive LAPD homicide detective who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives while raising two sons with the help of her troubled younger brother, Davey.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, single mother, lapd, relationship vs career, family relations, crimes, law enforcement, police, motherhood, investigation, homicide detective, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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38%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, witty, stylized, tense ...
Plot: dark humor, moral dilemma, dishonesty, crimes, workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, family relations, private investigator, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
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Dicte (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Newly divorced journalist returns to her hometown to restart her life and work through her past.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, family relations, media, crimes, single parent, police investigation, danger, dishonesty, disorder, strong female presence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Your Honor (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a respected judge is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. A legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society.
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, courtroom, car accident, manslaughter, crime boss, parent child relationship, family relations, social relations, uncover truth, confession, father son relationship ...
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Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Keegan Deane's staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the law cases that nobody else will touch. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive ...
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, humorous
Plot: legal, courtroom, family relations, lawyers and clients, crimes, hotshot lawyer, intrigue, courtroom drama, lawyer, district attorney, dedicated lawyer, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%