Movies and TV shows like Criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice (2008)
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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, has culminated in a dead girl and Ben covered in her blood, holding the murder weapon. All the evidence points to Ben. There are no other leads. But he didn t do it. He can t remember all the events of the night, but he s sure he didn t. Ben is about to see what the criminal justice system does to someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, suspense, rough, gloomy, realistic
Plot: confined, prison life, life is a bitch, legal investigation, accused of murder, crimes, crime, legal, courtroom, mystery, murder, lawyers and clients, prison, family relations, parents and children, judge, jury, hung over, casual sex, deadly, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, power relations, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Criminal Justice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, legal, crime, deadly, courtroom drama and courtroom mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Criminal Justice: The Jury (2002), Broadchurch (2013), Kavanagh QC (1995), Accused (2010), Common (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, multiple suspects, police detective, uncover truth, small town, murder, grief, courtroom drama, partners, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Kavanagh QC (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. It is often repeated on ITV3, and series 1–6 are available on Region 2 DVDs. The series starred John Thaw as barrister James Kavanagh QC who ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, family relations, lawyer, judge, courtroom drama, family life, crimes, porn, prostitute, crime, power relations, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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Accused (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Accused is a British television anthology series created by Jimmy McGovern. The drama series first aired on 15 November 2010 on BBC One and has run for two series. Each episode follows a different character as they await their verdict in court, and ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: courtroom, crime and punishment, dishonesty, punishment, guilt, trial, crimes, court, life is a bitch, jury, testimony, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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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Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.
Style: serious, captivating, clever, realistic, political thriller
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, ambition, legal, murder, workplace situations, boss and employee, legal action, workplace, courtroom, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Fallen Angel (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Roth Trilogy of novels by Andrew Taylor, Fallen Angel tells the story of Rosie Byfield, a clergyman's daughter, who grows up to be a psychopathic killer. It has an unusual narrative that moves backwards in time as it uncovers the ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, serial killer, psychopath, weakness, life is a bitch, betrayal, mystery, murder, violence, flashback, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, police investigation, lawsuit, courtroom, murder, legal, vicious, injustice, deadly, police detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, lawyer, uncover truth, double life, police detective, legal, deadly, crimes, murder, mystery, snitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, partners, law enforcement, crime investigation, medical profession, rules and policies, investigation, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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60%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, forensics, police detective, police investigation, cop witness relations, crimes, crime, workplace, fighting crime, legal, rivalry, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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30%
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The Sculptress (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prison, murder, innocence, writers, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, righting the wronged, life sentence, injustice, family problems, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, whodunit, single mother, crime, single parent, strong female presence, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
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57%
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, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, crime, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: rough, bleak, twists and turns, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, murder, crime investigation, courtroom, society, crimes, riddles and clues, child killer, serial killer, missing person, law enforcement, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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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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54%
Law & Order  Los Angeles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, legal, legal action, murder, courtroom, partners against crime, workplace, courtroom drama, law enforcement, district attorney, fighting crime, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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53%
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: serious, clever, captivating, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, courtroom drama, rivalry, legal, uninhibited rivalry, workplace intrigue, lawyers and clients, courtroom, success, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Rumpole of the Bailey (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients, and has been spun off into ...
Style: serious, realistic, witty, clever
Plot: jury, courtroom, drowning, legal, dentist, power relations, couples, uncover truth, courtroom drama, couple relations, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
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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 ...
Plot: crimes, courtroom, family relations, interracial relations, society, murder, parents and children, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, who done it, life is a bitch, murder suspect, death of mother, mother daughter relationship, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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, realistic ...
Plot: legal, mystery, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, father son relationship, uncover truth, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, witnessing a crime, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, who to trust, lawyers and clients, legal, investigation, political conspiracy, politics, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buried is a British television drama series, produced by World Productions for Channel 4 and originally screened in 2003. The programme starred Lennie James as Lee Kingley, who is serving a long prison sentence in order to protect a member of his ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, survival, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, warden, false accusation, criminal psychologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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48%
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
TV show
Story: This drama tells the real-life story of retired schoolteacher Christopher Jefferies who was initially questioned by police as a suspect in the murder of Jo Yeates who rented a flat from him. He was vilified by the press, partly on account of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, biting ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, murder suspect, media coverage, landlord, false accusation, murder, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, police, deadly, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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48%
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Five Daughters (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Factually-based drama telling the stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, police investigation, drug abuse, woman in danger, addiction, deadly, crimes, small town, prostitute, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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44%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, unlikely partners, mystery, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, partners against crime, female police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, united kingdom
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43%
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Her Fatal Flaw (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you think your dating life is hard, check out what happens to poor Laney! Talk about a love hangover: The nice guy this prominent attorney spent last night with winds up being the main suspect in the brutal murder of a Chicago city councilman. If ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, manipulation, police detective, mystery, manipulations, woman in danger, dishonesty, legal, legal investigation, danger, murder, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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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