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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, political, rough, thought provoking, realistic, political drama
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, hotshot lawyer, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, courtroom, judge, italian fascism, lawyer, strong sexual content, cave, obsession, legal action, politics, graphic violence, fascism, accountant, couples, rivalry, society, unemployment, law enforcement, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1937, 1930s
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, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Open Doors: Unbowed (2011), Pride & Loyalty (2002), Color of Justice (1997), Three Blind Mice (2001), 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: tense, bleak, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, politics, crimes, courtroom drama, extramarital affair, police, legal, police detective, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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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, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, society, courtroom, judge, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, intelligence agency, lawyer, false accusation, frame up, prison, rivalry, legal, mystery, who done it, legal action ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, introspection, courtroom drama, moral dilemma, injustice, drug dealing, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, obsession, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: mind bending, serious, realistic, rough, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, lawyer, intelligence agency, false accusation, who done it, courtroom drama, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, nypd, racism, interracial relations, courtroom, injustice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ 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: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, protagonist as suspect, mystery, false accusation, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, hostage, courtroom, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, false accusation, injustice, confined, dishonesty ...
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, sincere, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, courtroom, interracial relations, racism, discrimination, injustice, dishonesty, legal, politics, jury, hopes, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
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56%
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: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, legal, parents and children, injustice, family relations, false accusation, lawyer, murder mystery, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: political, disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: anarchist, courtroom, lawyer, electric chair, death sentence, immigrants, courtroom drama, police, anarchism, justice, political persecution, miscarriage of justice ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, intelligence agency, lawyer, crime gone awry, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, legal action, mystery, legal, dishonesty ...
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, murder, lgbt, miscarriage of justice, insanity, power relations, injustice, against the rules, army investigation, legal action, dedicated lawyer, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: legal, courtroom, fighting the system, against the odds, courtroom drama, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, dishonesty, legal action, dedicated lawyer, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: busan, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, false accusation, private detective, boss and employee, law enforcement, crimes, legal, dishonesty, courtroom drama, legal action, lawyer, inheritance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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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: courtroom drama, lawyer, serial killer, kidnapping, rebellion, life is a bitch, law enforcement, fighting the system, confined, legal action, legal investigation, legal ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, mysterious man, missing person, murder, mystery, love affair, dangerous attraction, crimes, protagonist as suspect, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ 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, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: false accusation, hotshot lawyer, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, frame up, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, suspense, intense, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, death sentence, frame up, justice, political corruption, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, conspiracy theory, fighting the system, legal action, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, california, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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
Plot: death row, false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion ...
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: justice, courtroom, legal, legal action, injustice, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, court, vigilante, murder, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, intelligence agency, murder, manipulation, crimes, righting the wronged, investigation, dedicated lawyer, society, actor's life, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, legal, courtroom, injustice, family problems, dishonesty, law enforcement, estrangement, false accusation, police corruption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, socialite, murder, hotshot lawyer, who done it, infidelity, false accusation, courtroom drama, injustice, couples, power relations, crimes ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, intelligence agency, lawyer, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, crimes, legal, uncover truth, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, lawyer, intelligence agency, private investigator, dishonesty, law enforcement, amateur detective, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. All the investigation about the crime is about the ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lgbtq, male prostitute, politics, murder, street kid, self defense, court case, lynching, true crime, crimes, performer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%