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Throwdown (2014)
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Throwdown (2014)
Original name: Beyond Justice
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on the horrific world of human trafficking in the United States.
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: legal action, murder, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, legal investigation, legal, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, criminal, gangsters, criminal heroes, power relations, defense attorney, human trafficking, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, rivalry, murder, deadly, danger, law enforcement and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Throwdown: The Advocate (2013), Pride & Loyalty (2002), I Against I (2012), Salvation (2001), Surveillance (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, who done it, courtroom drama, social differences, injustice, righting the wronged, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, moral dilemma, introspection, courtroom drama, injustice, drug dealing, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, obsession, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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I Against I (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Focusing on the timeless themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal, 'I Against I' is set over one night and utilises different time lines to reveal a dark and unexpected conclusion to a simple mystery premise. The main protagonists, opposite ...
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, twists and turns, betrayal, survival, rivalry, trapped, murder, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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84%
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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 ⇓
72%
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Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, psychopath, murder, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulation, security guard, police, obsession, serial killer, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Rebellion (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a district within Hong Kong five gangs have an uneasy truce as they all work within the area. Chaos then ensues when triad leader Jimmy is shot. Jimmy's wife Cheung Wah then appoints his bodyguard Po as the temporary leader of the gang over ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, gang, crimes, tough heroes, assassination attempt, save the day, murder, contests and competitions, car chase, criminal heroes, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ 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, captivating, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder, frame up, vietnam veteran, protagonist as suspect, mystery, false accusation, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Good Day for It (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man forced to abandon his wife and daughter years earlier must risk his life to settle an old score and reunite his family.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, family in danger, rivalry, vengeance, small town, gang, parents and children, forced into action, homecoming, save the day, murder, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young robbers, specializing in robbing shopping center security guards, are raging through out Gothenburg. A robbery goes awry when an innocent passerby is killed. Ricky, the gang's young leader, tries to quickly find an expert who ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Hard Boiled Sweets (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ex-con Johnny is forced into pulling a heist he wants nothing to do with. Mob boss ‘Shrewd’ Eddie has one million is dirty cash stashed at his home, just waiting to be stolen. But what Johnny doesn’t know is that seven other very dangerous ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
6th Commandment Cross (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Meet Leonard, a man who will help you die with a smile on your face. A young attorney meets his client for the first time, a serial killer known as the "Smiley Face Killer", whose victims all died with a smile on their faces.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Naked Lie (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They are the perfect, and politically correct, couple. He is a judge, she is a high profile attorney. When she takes on a sensational murder case, the trail leads right to her own front door.
Style: sexy, serious, tense, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, dishonesty, uncover truth, crimes, couples, riddles and clues, love affair, courtroom drama, power relations, love and romance, dangerous attraction ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
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52%
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Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Good Mistress (2014)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 85 min.
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Night of the Wilding (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 93 min.
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Ten Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: tense, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, vengeance, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, murder, mafia, hollywood, partners against crime, gangsters, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
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Body Language (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer, defending a Mafia boss, falls for a beautiful woman with a sad story to tell. She says she's being abused by her brutal husband and she needs his help.
Style: sexy, rough, surprise ending, erotic, serious ...
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Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
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