Movies like Open Doors

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Open Doors (1990)
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Open Doors (1990)
Original name: Porte aperte
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 for a way to save the murderer from being shot, because he does not belive in capital punishment. Although he manages to save the man initially, he will pay a high price for it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, thought provoking, rough, realistic, political, political drama
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, judge, courtroom, strong sexual content, cave, obsession, politics, couple relations, legal action, fascism, crime, legal investigation, graphic violence, accountant, unemployment, society, couples, death row, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: italy, palermo italy

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Most similar movies to Open Doors

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, rivalry and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Open Doors: Unbowed (2011), Color of Justice (1997), Three Blind Mice (2001), Pride & Loyalty (2002), Mistrial (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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95%
 6.7
 580
Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, society, legal action, injustice, court, judge, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
67%
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Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, protagonist as suspect, mystery, false accusation, crimes, dishonesty, crime, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jake DeMitro cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, introspection, courtroom drama, crimes, injustice, obsession, life is a bitch, drug dealing, rivalry, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, injustice, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, law enforcement, legal investigation, crimes, murder, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, state affairs, society, rebellion, legal, courtroom, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, dishonesty, racism, injustice, discrimination, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, against the odds, politics, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, false accusation, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, legal, frame up, false accusation, uncover truth, testimony, lovers reunited, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, confined, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: death sentence, electric chair, immigrants, courtroom drama, politics, anarchism, true crime, miscarriage of justice, anarchist, italian immigrant, political persecution, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Attorney (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, South Korea is torn by student protests over the lack of representation in the government. Song Woo-Seok is a successful attorney in Busan specializing in tax law. His views regarding civil liberties are changed by student ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: against the odds, fighting the system, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, dishonesty, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal action, amateur detective, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, gays and lesbians, society, legal investigation, assassination, army investigation, against the rules, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, death sentence, justice, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, injustice, courtroom, family problems, legal, courtroom drama, police corruption, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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 ⇓
49%
Crime of the Century (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, missing person, dishonesty, babies and infants, legal action, law enforcement, fighting the system, false accusation, prison, murder, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, missing person, murder, mystery, dangerous attraction, love affair, couples, deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, tense, realistic, emotional
Plot: justice, legal, injustice, legal action, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, courtroom, life is a bitch, court, trial, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal, rebellion, dishonesty, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: hostage, legal, courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, hostages, legal investigation, legal action, false accusation, society, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, investigation, society, deadly, obsession, serial child killer, courtroom drama, mental institution, confined ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crime, dishonesty, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, investigation, who done it, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%