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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: crimes, legal action, legal investigation, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, legal, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly, power relations, human trafficking, defense attorney
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about rivalry, crimes, murder, deadly, crime, law enforcement and legal mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Throwdown: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), The Advocate (2013), Pride & Loyalty (2002), Salvation (2001), The Client (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
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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.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
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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 ⇓
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The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
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.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, who done it, deadly, crimes, murder, legal, rivalry, legal investigation, attorney
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, police, who done it, frame up, crime, dishonesty, deadly, legal investigation, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, boston, usa
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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: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, mystery, rivalry, dishonesty, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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I Against I (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
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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 ...
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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.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Good Mistress (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 84 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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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: suspenseful, sexy, serious, sexual, tense ...
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The Child (2012)
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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