Movies like In Defense of a Married Man

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In Defense of a Married Man (1990)
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In Defense of a Married Man (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lawyer's husband is having an affair. When the woman he is having the affair with is found dead. He is the prime suspect. Though he adamantly proclaims his innocence. His wife takes charge of his defense, but can she place his betrayal behind or aside to be able provide him with the best possible defense?
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: infidelity, adultery, murder, framed for murder, crimes, legal action, crime, love and romance, love affair, legal, couples, dishonesty, con artists, murder investigation, murder mystery, murder trial, murder suspect, broken family, accused of murder, murder by gunshot, murder case, mistress, betrayal, courtroom, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to In Defense of a Married Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, crime, couples and infidelity mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like In Defense of a Married Man: Guilty Hearts (2002), Deceit (2004), Murder Ordained (1987), Trapped (2009), Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, crimes, love and romance, deadly, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, new york
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Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending
Plot: murder, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, who done it, deadly, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Murder Ordained (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: This is the story of a minister who's feeling unhappy in his marriage who then has an affair with a church employee, who is also married, and who also has affairs, and whose husband is unwilling to divorce her. One day the minister's wife ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, church, murder, legal investigation, clergy, protagonist as suspect, investigation, love and romance, danger, crimes, journalism, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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62%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, frame up, false accusation, perry mason, mystery, wrongfully committed, power relations, courtroom drama, heroes, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Perry must defend the husband of an old flame from a murder charge.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, hotshot lawyer, crime, legal action, legal, courtroom drama, frame up, moral dilemma, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 80s
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Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, legal investigation, mind game, law enforcement, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, deadly, crumbling marriage, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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52%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crime, dedicated lawyer, amateur detective, private detective, couples, legal, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
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49%
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, crime, fighting crime, chase, law enforcement, manipulations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Carnival of Crime (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Comedy
Country: Brazil, Spain, Argentina, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mike, an architect, is married to Lin, a beautiful and unfaithful woman. Returning from a trip, he finds she's disappeared. When he tries to locate her, he also learns about her many affairs, and he gets closer to Marina, his efficient ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: crimes, crime, dishonesty, love affair, infidelity, frame up, who done it, murder, couples, beach, deadly, stalking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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47%
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, judge, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, politics, embezzlement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
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47%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: clever, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, legal, deadly, investigation, crime, confined, private detective, dishonesty, obsessive quest, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fashion designer marries a lawyer only to discover that his father is an imfamous mafia don.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, family relations, graphic violence, legal action, dishonesty, special agents, drug dealing, love and romance, rescue, crime, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, crime, law enforcement, crimes, boss and employee, deadly, dishonesty, courtroom drama, legal, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Linda (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. - From IMDB
Style: neo noir, gloomy, suspenseful, cynical, serious ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, infidelity, conspiracy, crimes, crime, dishonesty, love and romance, deadly, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
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43%
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Dead On (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an erotic update of "Strangers on a Train", airline pilot Ted Beaumont and his lover, Erin Davenport, scheme to rid themselves of their respective spouses. Ted's wife disappears mysteriously and thinking that all is proceeding ...
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, manipulations, betrayal, crime, power relations, couples, strong sexual content, love triangle, train, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
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43%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, crime, couple relations, haunted by the past, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
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42%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An actor rigs a fake shooting on TV with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes wrong when the gun turns out to contain a live round.
Style: suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, dishonesty, society, actor's life, legal, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged, who done it, tv show, courtroom drama, investigation ...
Time: 80s
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41%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll 'kill him before she leaves the show', she makes herself the prime suspect ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, legal, riddles and clues, who done it, amateur detective, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, mystery, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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40%
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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, father son relationship, uncover truth, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
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Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: serious, neo noir, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, drifter, cuckolded husband, crimes, court case, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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36%
Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, rough ...
Plot: friendship, gangsters, crimes, friends, love affair, youth, coming of age, murder, revenge, rivalry, city life, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
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35%
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and Marcia Gay Harden (Academy Award winner for Pollock) star in the Lifetime Original Movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy based on the ...
Style: tense, captivating, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, college, legal investigation, crimes, unlikely criminals, legal action, police investigation, partners, prison, law enforcement, murderous pair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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35%
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Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, crimes, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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35%
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State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, mind game, legal, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal psychologist, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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34%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: couples, family relations, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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34%
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Angela (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: True story of an attractive Sicilian mob-wife who participates in her husband's drug-dealing business and falls for her husband's lackey.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, infidelity, couples, love and romance, romance, crimes, gangsters, dishonesty, drug dealing, going straight, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
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33%
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The Lawyer (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Wilma Harrison had it all. A wealthy doctor for a husband. A big playboy for a lover. A beautiful home. And a horrible death.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, socialite, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, legal action, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 60s
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33%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, couples, family problems, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Deviant Obsession (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Joan Alton is a lawyer who goes undercover at a strip club to gather clues that might exonerate her lover who has been accused of murder. While the defendant's secrets unveil, she will stop at nothing to catch the real killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: strip club, amateur detective, false accusation, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, obsession, murder, frame up, couples, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 315
Artworks (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police chief's daughter, a sales agent for a home-security firm, meets an art gallery owner. Love and envy lead them to hatch a plot to steal overlooked but valuable paintings from her wealthy clients.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: love affair, cons and scams, partners, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, romance, crimes, unlikely criminals, theft, thief, artwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%