Movies and TV shows like Defending Jacob

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Defending Jacob (2020)
 7.8
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Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, social, atmospheric, slasher, art house, anthology
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, death, false accusation of murder, parents and children, murder, investigation, family relations, father son relationship, assistant district attorney, uncover truth, teenage boy, teenager, bullying, lawyer, suspect, mysterious villain, chase, court, tv show, doubt, social relations, corruption, assassin ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts

Most similar movies to Defending Jacob

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, tense and captivating films and TV series with plots about murder, murder investigation, investigation, uncover truth, police investigation, crimes and murder mystery mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Defending Jacob: Your Honor (2020), Secrets and Lies (2015), The Undoing (2020), Knives Out (2019), Sharp Objects (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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Your Honor (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a respected judge is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. A legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, courtroom, family relations, car accident, crime boss, parent child relationship, lawyer, uncover truth, family life, parents and children, guilt ...
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family in crisis, police investigation, investigation, murder, murder mystery, child killer, family problems, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, family relations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 89K
The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, twists and turns, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: adultery, life turned upside down, murder investigation, murder, lie, husband wife relationship, therapist, secret, family relations, mother son relationship, mysterious disappearance, riddles and clues ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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100%
 7.9
 603K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, witty, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, investigation, murder investigation, mansion, murder, eccentric family, mystery killer, large family, private detective, crimes, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 8.1
 96K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, hometown, mystery, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past, self harm, journalist, murder, small town, self mutilation, alcoholic, serial killer ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: suspense, melancholic, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, murder, accidental death, adaptation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, investigation, parents and children, teenage life, lawyer, family problems, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 147K
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: suspense, realistic, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder investigation, murder, lawyer, courtroom, investigation, murder mystery, justice, crimes, vengeance, violent, secrets, district attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Secrets & Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, family problems, family in crisis, disorder, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 10K
Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, murder, police detective, hidden identity, forest, psychological trauma, corpse, police, secret past, mass child killing, crime investigation ...
Place: dublin ireland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A writer gets caught up in a murder investigation involving his mentor, an esteemed American author. Based on the book of the same name, by Joël Dicker.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder investigation, murder, young girl, writers, uncover truth, evidence, seaside town, mentor, crime investigation, crime solving, murder mystery, framed for murder ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 6K
Gracepoint (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, small town, murder, missing child, police investigation, mystery, murder mystery, small town life, social relations, homicide detective, crime investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Arne Dahl - Misterioso A failed robbery attempt at Sydbanken outside Avesta leaves one robber lying dead with a dart through his eye, but there are no witnesses to the incident and no perpetrator is ever identified. In Stockholm, three high-profile ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, assassination, crimes, uncover truth, police, murder investigation, multiple suspects, computer genius, russian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, estonia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 554K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Rules of the Game (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Discussing the limits between good and bad, the plot is set in Rio de Janeiro and tells the story of Romero Rômulo (Alexandre Nero), an ex-politician that has a life less obvious then it seems.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: police, family relations, love, death, murder, mysterious villain, murder investigation, hostage, crime boss, violence, mystery killer, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Mermaid's Song (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The mystery surrounding the murder of a seductive and ambitious axé performer during one of her concerts.
Style: surprise ending, tense, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian romance, mystery killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, murder, murder investigation, singer, bisexual woman, police officer, evidence, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Partners for Justice (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Baek Beom has worked as a forensic doctor for 10 years. He has a bad personality, but he is excellent with his work. Baek Beom does not open his mind to other people. Eun Sol is a rookie prosecutor with a warm heart. She has a bright personality and ...
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, psychological, captivating
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, murder, prosecutor, forensics, murder investigation, crime investigation, fighting crime, medical examiner, uncover truth, cold case ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.4
 111K
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, tense, emotional, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, murder, multiple suspects, police detective, small town, uncover truth, partners, grief, courtroom drama, whodunit, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
I know who you are (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: After wrecking his car in a deserted road in the middle of the forest and being found with the blood and mobile phone of his niece, successful criminal lawyer Daniel Elias can no longer remember who he is but must find a way to prove his innocence, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: amnesia, family relations, lawyer, missing person, murder investigation, murder, evidence, violence, uncle niece relationship, police detective, victim, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.
Style: tense, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, alibi, secret, suspect, adopted son, country house, adoptive mother, crime investigation, homicide detective, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1954, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 978
Grey Lady (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, but he finds more than he bargained for.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: homicide detective, murder investigation, police detective, male female relationship, murder, police investigation, island, uncover truth, crime solving, murder mystery, investigation, serial killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 3K
Blood (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cat Hogan returns to West Meath upon her mother's sudden death - she has an accident at home and died (or was it an accident?). Blood is about old secrets, older betrayals, mind games and the lies family tell each other.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: murder mystery, murder, murder investigation, investigation, murderer, dysfunctional family, family secret, confronting the past, crime solving, uncover truth, mystery, private investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Revolutionary Sisters (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: While in the process of filing for a divorce, a mother is murdered. All of her immediate family members are potential suspects.
Style: captivating, humorous, dorama, suspense
Plot: rape, murder, sister sister relationship, family relations, murder mystery, investigation, suspect, murder suspect, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, sisters, suspicion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Medical Examiner Dr. Qin: The Survivor (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
TV show
Story: ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: forensics, investigation, crime investigation, murder investigation, teamwork, fighting crime, crimes, partners against crime, unsolved crime, partners, sleuth, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Wide Net (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish miniseries based upon the novel of the same name by Håkan Nesser.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, courtroom, prison, nypd, drowning, wrongful conviction, fictional country ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 290
The Grave (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An earthquake in the north uncovers a large hole in a nature reserve. Inside the hole, three human skeletons are found. The plot thickens when DNA tests reveal that the DNA belongs to three living people...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police officer, police, crime investigation, dna, investigation, father son relationship, evidence, murder investigation, murder mystery, suspicion, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Victims' Game (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Taiwan
TV show
Story: After discovering his estranged daughter's link to mysterious murders, a forensic detective with Asperger's syndrome risks everything to solve the case.
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, medical examiner, murderer, brutality, serial murder, track down, violent, chemistry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
City Homicide (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, murder, police investigation, uncover truth, who done it, fighting crime, dishonesty, police corruption, partners against crime, law enforcement, mystery, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Crimson Wedding (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
TV show
Story: There is a party atmosphere in Provence: Sandra, the daughter of a couple of renowned local restaurant owners, is getting married, and her sister Alice comes home for the occasion. The family reunion is initially a carefree affair… but then ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, murder investigation, partners, mystery, crimes, partners against crime, heroes, law enforcement, society, family relations, escapades, who done it ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Detective Inspector Irene Huss: The Torso (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: On a beach in Gothenburg found parts of a dismembered man's body. The only thing that is going on, a tattoo on the torso. Irene Huss find a similar previous cases that will take her to Copenhagen, where she is forced to look for a friend's ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, victim, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, violence, body mutilation, mysticism, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 79
Return (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Choi Ja-Hye is a lawyer and Dokgo Young is a detective with a hot temper. They work together on a murder case where the suspects are children from the elite class.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: murder, revenge, who done it, testimony, chase, investigation, corpse, police officer, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%