Movies like The Devil Has a Name

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The Devil Has a Name (2019)
 5.4
 825
The Devil Has a Name (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An oil baron and a farmer standoff after the water on his farm is poisoned by her company.
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: contamination, oil, farmer, congressman, water, legal action, oil company, environmental issue, environmental destruction, businessman, intrigue, showdown, environment, oil tycoon, environmental activism, environmental health, oil industry, court, trial, water shortage, fire, hummer, man wrapped in a towel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, captivating, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, dishonesty, crimes, power relations, life is a bitch, conspiracy and society mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like The Devil Has a Name: Dark Waters (2019), Flint (2017), Margin Call (2011), Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995), Madtown (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 71K
Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: factual, realistic, thought provoking, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: contamination, lawsuit, legal investigation, lawyer, corporate crime, fighting the system, price of justice, investigation, courtroom drama, environmental, uncover truth, contaminated water ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 2001, year 1975, year 2012 ...
Place: west virginia, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
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Flint (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.
Plot: contaminated water, water, mother, city council, mayor, female protagonist, environmental issue, environmental, african american, african american woman, environment, environmental issues ...
Time: year 2015
Place: michigan
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57%
 7.1
 122K
Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Plot: financial crisis, stock market, greed, corporate crimes, wall street, businessman, millionaire, workplace situations, financial problem, moral dilemma, investments, stock market crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of ...
Style: bleak, clever, disturbing, talky, serious ...
Plot: school, sexual abuse, false accusation, courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, conspiracy, life is a bitch, fighting the system, crimes, society, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.3
 853
Madtown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A stand-up comedian confesses to a murder on-stage at an open mic night to a shocked audience - his crime the result of a deadly triangle formed between his older sister, just released from prison after a 20-year stay for the murder of their ...
Style: bleak, suspense, captivating, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, surprise party, brother sister relationship, murder trial, shot in the head, shot in the chest, vinyl record, interview, stand up comedian, suicide by gunshot, shot to death, birthday ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 3K
Centigrade (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young American couple travel to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and ice.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspense, psychological thriller
Plot: stranded, trapped, pregnant woman, couples, birth, argument, snow, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, loss of job, fear, blizzard, accident ...
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A financial schemer finds himself in the middle of an international scandal after he becomes a political adviser to the new prime minister of Israel.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: politics, politician, businessman, society, office, office worker, job, ordinary people, prankster, business, friendship, prime minister ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 261
Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: farm, contamination, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, child illness, down on your luck, family relations, family problems, environmentalism, incompetent official, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 3.4
 703
Inner Sanctum (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman attempts suicide when she suspects her husband doesn't love her and is having an affair. Now she's wheelchair-bound, and her husband, who indeed doesn't love her and is having an affair, hires a private nurse to look after his ...
Style: sexy, sexual, captivating, absurd, enigmatic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, betrayal, intrigue, danger, infidelity, woman in danger, murder, disability, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, military, army investigation, fighting the system, leadership, military life, uncover truth, interracial relations, discrimination, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Deadly Illusions (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A bestselling female novelist, suffering from writer's block, hires an innocent young woman to watch over her twin children. As the novelist dangerously indulges in her new best seller, the line between the life she's writing and the one ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, psychological thriller, ambiguous ending
Plot: lesbian romance, male nudity, adultery, female writer, seductress, escape from reality, writers, fictional reality, lifestyle, family problems, creative block, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Truth About Angels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An ordinary guy escapes his turbulent home life when he is invited to an exclusive Hollywood party by his movie star friend, only to discover that there's more to the glamorous world than meets the eye.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, social decay, couples, nightlife, unfulfillment, family problems, movie star, drugs, party, danger, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.8
 318
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, couple relations, secret, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 128K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: political thriller, thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, globalization, capitalism, espionage, spy, politics, corruption, danger, political conspiracy, political unrest, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, usa, persia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 184K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: factual, inspirational, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: contamination, justice, against the odds, lawyer, single mother, court, relationship vs career, family relations, righting the wronged, ambition, society, young woman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 2K
Consumed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Sophie's son, Garrett, develops a mysterious illness, she embarks on a search for answers. This leads her into the controversial world of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) where a sociopolitical battle rages between organic farmers and ...
Style: political thriller, enigmatic, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: farmer, conspiracy, scientific research, research laboratory, mental illness, kidnapping, emotionally unstable, scientist, laboratory, university, paranoia, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense
Plot: brutality, torture, sex, african american, corruption, courtroom, prison, jail cell, black american, forced confession, testimony, protest ...
Time: year 2001, year 2003, year 2005, year 2002, year 2009 ...
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, germany, cuba, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, society, fighting the system, rebellion, crimes, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, graphic violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 299
Kept (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dead bodies are piling up, and the leads the two LA homicide cops have point to Barbara, business manager for a successful architectural firm she runs with her husband Lance. The dead men were interns at the firm, and each of them was Barbara's ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: erotica, investigation, murder, architect, police, serial killer, murder suspect, undressing, lust, corpse, sex scene, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 245K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, earnest, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, u.s. navy, lawyer, marines, hotshot lawyer, trial, suicide, court, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
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Heart of Stone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful woman doesn't know if the killer is her lover ... or her husband ... or someone else!
Style: suspenseful, erotic, sexy, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: erotic thriller, serial killer, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, obsession, who done it, love affair, manipulation, mind game, manipulations, infidelity, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 2K
Rampage (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on incredible killing and mutilating sprees until (and even after, when he ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, capital punishment, death sentence, courtroom drama, shot to death, death in the family, who done it, murder, dealing with death, deadly, investigation, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 3K
Speed Kills (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire Ben Aronoff leads a double life that lands him in trouble with the law and drug lords.
Style: captivating, based on true events, tense, suspense, cynical
Plot: drug smuggling, drugs, lovers, criminal gang, mafia, showdown, danger, crime, crimes, bandit, criminal, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Confession (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After his young son dies from the negligience of medical professionals at a hospital, Harry Fertig (Kinglsey) takes matters into his own hands and kills the negligent doctors responsible. Slick lawyer Roy Bleakie (Baldwin), looking only to win a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: prayer, faith, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, death in the family, redemption, murder, moral dilemma, courtroom drama, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Before the Fire (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Deep in the throes of a global pandemic, up and coming TV star, Ava Boone, is forced to flee the mounting chaos in Los Angeles and return to her rural hometown. But as she struggles to acclimate to a way of life she left behind long ago, her ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: pandemic, small town, virus, homecoming, chores, danger, quarantine, fear, troubled past, female protagonist, dark past, survival ...
Place: usa
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30%
 5.1
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Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent. Virtually all of humanity has disappeared, and those chosen to reestablish society reside in a controlled state of suspended animation. Two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, dark, suspense ...
Plot: freezing, isolation, survival, distopia, apocalypse, humanity, contamination, science, bunker, laboratory, save the world, alternate reality ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Half Moon Street (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort Service, where she has more control over men and money than she ...
Style: serious, realistic, political thriller, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, escort service, escort, romance, espionage, political intrigue, dishonesty, uncover truth, infidelity, prostitute, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, middle east, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: political thriller, suspense, talky, tense, realistic ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, campaign, election, lobbyist, loyalty, intern, presidential campaign, political corruption, ambition, state affairs, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
You Will Be My Son (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Emilion, is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin taking over the family business. Martin does not seem to have inherited the qualities that Paul ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspense, vintage, captivating ...
Plot: family business, rivalry, favoritism, intrigue, workplace, countryside, introspection, family problems, father son conflict, father son relationship, family in crisis, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The M.O. Of M.I. (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A happy gay couple in Austin Texas allows a performance artist/hustler, Jonathon, to enter their lives while hiding from his past. His past with one of the couple will come back.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: love triangle, cheating, gay couple, blackmail, murder, deception, betrayal, friendship, lie, gay slur, state trooper, duffel bag ...
Place: texas, dallas texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%