Movies like Abhilasha

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Abhilasha (1983)
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Abhilasha (1983)
Original name: అభిలాష
Genre: Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Abhilasha movie story was based on an unique point of removing section 302 from Indian penal Code, which sentences death. Struggling lawyer Chiranjeevi, lives with his roommate (allu aravind) and dreams of removing IPC section 302. Reason behind his determination was his father’s death sentence under 302, for adultery, which he didn’t commit.
Plot: prison, prison escape, party, lawyer, court, prison guard, death sentence, on the run, murder, death row, corpse, prison visit, invitation

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, prison, police, corpse, female nudity, deadly and crimes mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Abhilasha: Broken Trust (1995), Captive (1998), The Dogs of Riga (1995), Legal Deceit (1997), Midnight Edition (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Broken Trust (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Judge Nash is highly regarded for his position and decisions in the courtroom. He's approached by a special agent from a government task force investigating corrupt judges and lawyers, and asked to participate in a sting operation. Initially ...
Plot: sting operation, bribe, court, trial, murder, judge, courtroom
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Captive (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Joe Goodies has just entered an advertising agency after recovering from the death of his girlfriend in a car accident. Ruined by the compensation he has to pay for the accident, he decides, with his new girlfriend, to kidnap the son of the ...
Style: surprise ending
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The Dogs of Riga (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lifeboat floats ashore at the coast of Skåne. Inside are two dead men who who've been murdered. Policeman Kurt Wallander is assigned to the case. The men are identified with the help of the police in Latvia. One of their officers travel to ...
Plot: police, corpse, police procedural, conspiracy, murder, corruption
Place: eastern europe, latvia
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 3.3
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Legal Deceit (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sydney Banks learns the hard way that being driven and educated is not the path to success. With the help of Todd Hunter her career takes off. Sydney gets pulled into corporate blackmail and murder. With the help of boyfriend Derek, she begins her ...
Plot: murder, legal, law firm, lawyer, hostage, african american
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Midnight Edition (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After interviewing a convicted killer, a reporter becomes obsessed with his mesmerizing subject. When his life is threatened, he comes to his senses, but it may be too late to save his family.
Style: neo noir
Plot: death row, reporter, newspaper, murder, escaped convict
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.8
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Fatal Charm (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Valerie's (Amanda Peterson) prosecutor mom is trying to put away Adam (Christopher Atkins), an alleged serial killer on trial for murdering six women. But he's so charming that the teenage Valerie just can't believe he really did it, ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, psychological, tense ...
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14 Days to Life (1997)
Genre: Thriller
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: Konrad von Seidlitz is a young yuppie lawyer currently celebrating his engagement with Cornelia, daughter of minister of justice Volkerts. As a public relations gag, he hasn't paid his parking fines for two years and now insists on being ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: prison life, legal, prison, lawyer, prisoner, toilet, dishonesty, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, crime, small community ...
Time: 90s
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The Chair (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An innocent man on death row witnesses savage killings at the hands of the prison's sadistic Warden. To survive, he must match the brutality in the prison and confront his own horrifying past.
Plot: death sentence, murder, prison, police, halloween, electric chair, prison guard, torture, execution, family problems, death row, death penalty
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Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: murder, drugs, corruption, police
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Felon (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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 5.4
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French Silk (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Television movie about the murder of a televangelist, and the fashion company owner accused of the crime.
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Visions (1989)
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Sadayam (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 147 min.
Story: The story is about convict Sathyanathan (Mohanlal) sentenced to death following multiple murders (of two adult men and two girl-children) he has committed and his subsequent prison life till death. The film focuses on his past and the chain of ...
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Double Face (1969)
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Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A millionare is unwittingly led into murder by his lesbian wife.
Plot: murder, deception, whodunit, inheritance, pantyhose, lesbianism, lesbian sex, lesbian, female stockinged legs, female nudity, bare breasts, trenchcoat ...
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Redheads (1994)
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The Last Bid (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Plot: murderer, female protagonist, thief, locker, evidence, prison, police, murder, police officer
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Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA, South Africa
Duration: 106 min.
Story: South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison…
Style: tense, political, atmospheric, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison escape, apartheid, maximum security prison, racism, human spirit, political persecution, prison, escape, jail, freedom, prisoner, rebelliousness ...
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 6.1
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Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted killer Laurence Dvorak grants an exclusive last interview to TV newswoman Alana Powers shortly before his scheduled execution. Urbane and unrepentant, he seems almost mild at first. But Dvorak's real intention is revealed when he ...
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Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Sicarivs: The Night and the Silence (2015)
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Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Frenzy (1972)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
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