Movies and TV shows like Defending Jacob

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Defending Jacob (2020)
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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
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, death, husband wife relationship, assistant district attorney, false accusation of murder, investigation, parents and children, family relations, father son relationship, murder, suspect, mysterious villain, teenager, uncover truth, chase, assassin, court, doubt, pressure, social relations, trial, school, student, friendship ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts

Most similar movies to Defending Jacob

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and captivating films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, murder investigation, police investigation, investigation, mystery and uncover truth mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Defending Jacob: Knives Out (2019), The Undoing (2020), Your Honor (2020), Sharp Objects (2018), Secrets and Lies (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, mansion, eccentric family, whodunit, private detective, murder, mystery killer, murder investigation, suspect, inheritance, crime ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
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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: disturbing, suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, lie, family drama, secret, adultery, murder, mother son relationship, riddles and clues, therapist, murder investigation, infidelity, betrayal ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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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: realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, courtroom, parent child relationship, car accident, crime boss, family relations, manslaughter, crimes, father son relationship, court, legal ...
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 8.1
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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, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, self harm, mother daughter relationship, mystery, hometown, journalist, small town, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: police investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, family problems, law enforcement, family in crisis, who done it, investigation, uncover truth, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, parents and children, teenage life, investigation, family problems, mystery, accidental death, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
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100%
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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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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, murder suspect, uncover truth, family problems, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, disorder, loss of child, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 515K
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, captivating, bleak, clever, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, serial killer, police detective, investigation, murderer, partners, partners against crime, crimes, murder, uncover truth, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, serial killer, uncover truth, deadly, crimes, assassination, law enforcement, police, murder investigation, crime, multiple suspects ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, estonia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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The Dry (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, haunted by the past, murder investigation, death, violence, australian, suicide attempt, police, male female relationship, family relations, elderly man ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, crime, serial killer, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, investigation, murder, deadly, evidence, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, humorous, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: police, mystery killer, family relations, violence, love, crime boss, death, murder investigation, hostage, mysterious villain, murder, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, tense ...
Plot: bisexual woman, murder investigation, singer, nudity (full frontal - brief), mystery killer, lesbian romance, crimes, murder mystery, evidence, murderer, police detective, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Murders in... (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Murders in... is a collection of French-Belgian police TV movies taking place each time in a different French city and region.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, murder, partners against crime, investigation, escapades, police detective, murderer, uncover truth, society, partners, evidence, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, hidden identity, psychological trauma, secret past, police, forest, corpse, adaptation, mass child killing ...
Place: dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, young girl, seaside town, writers, uncover truth, evidence, mentor, framed for murder, mystery, murder mystery, investigation ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 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, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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50%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Luxembourg
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TV show
Story: The body of a teenage girl is found in the forest near the rural village of Manscheid, deep in the North of Luxembourg. Luc Capitani, a gruff detective from the South of the country, is put in charge of the case. Having trouble navigating the ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: During the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, four remarkable women who previously served secretly during WWII as code-breakers, turn their skills to solving murders overlooked by police. In the process they are plunged into fascinating ...
Style: tense, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting crime, team, partners, police detective, murder, who done it, murder mystery, strong female presence, investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, female protagonist ...
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Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Wall (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
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Story: Fermont: A remote mining colony in the endless frozen hell that is Canada's far North. The body of a young exotic dancer is found and the Quebec City police sends one of their toughest, most experienced detectives to investigate. Céline sure ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, small town, policewoman, female protagonist, police investigation, police protagonist, female detective, police, uncover truth, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
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Young Wallander (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
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Story: An incendiary hate crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, unusual plot structure, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police protagonist, police investigation, police officer, murder, police, murder investigation, crimes, good versus evil, heroes, society, danger, chase
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A rogue detective with unorthodox means leads an investigation into a massacre committed by unicorn mask-wearing assassins at an Israeli high school.
Style: tense, suspense, unusual plot structure, psychological
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30%
I know who you are (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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 thriller, suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: amnesia, family relations, missing person, lawyer, murder, murder investigation, who done it, violence, death, victim, attorney, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
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Place: denmark, europe, sweden
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30%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime investigation, partners, murder, missing person, police investigation, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder investigation, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Murder in the First (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Murder in the First follows homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan as they investigate a multitude of tragedies in San Francisco.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: murder investigation, police, court, trial, murder trial, master criminal, crime investigation, murder, african american, police officer, legal, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Hypnotist (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%