Movies like The Black Angel

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The Black Angel (1994)
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The Black Angel (1994)
Original name: L'Ange noir
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stephane, the wife of an older, prominent magistrate, coldbloodedly shoots a male visitor in her upscale home, then claims she was defending herself against a rapist. Victim turns out to be Wadek Aslanian, a gangster who's viewed as a modern-day Robin Hood. Paul, the lawyer hired by Stephane's husband, learns more than he really cares to know about his client, thanks to a series of anonymous letters. The notes provide a road map through the sordid areas of Stephane's past, allowing Paul to discover her history as an ex-prostitute, a porno movie performer -- and a frequent cohort of Aslanian. Naturally, Stephane's husband knows nothing about her past. Just as naturally , nothing that Paul discovers keeps him from falling in love with this mysterious woman.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: murder investigation, romantic rivalry, gangsters, crimes, prostitute, vengeance, couple relations, neo noir, crime, life is a bitch, legal investigation, love and romance, fall in love, legal, vigilantism, femme fatale, society, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, folk hero, deadly, rivalry, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crime, dishonesty and legal mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Black Angel: Genealogies of a Crime (1997), Pretty When You Cry (2001), He Died with His Eyes Open (1985), Murder in Mind (1997), Dead in the Water (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age, accused of murdering his wealthy aunt, Jeanne, who's part of the Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society, known for odd ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crime, mind game, rivalry, legal action, law enforcement, legal investigation, mystery, dedicated lawyer, deadly, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
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95%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, erotic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, mystery, betrayal, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, neo noir, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Murder in Mind (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The L.A. police find two bodies in a fancy house and suspect the wife of one victim. Dr. Ellis, a hypnotherapist, takes her back in time; with the police listening, a pattern of spousal abuse emerges. When each trance ends, however, the woman, ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnancy, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, legal, fighting crime, deadly, couple relations, murder, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Dead in the Water (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to the high court. The only thing wrong with this is that his shrewish wife Olivia, whose ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: love triangle, murder, crime, investigation, heroes, prostitute, crimes, mystery, legal investigation, law enforcement, conspiracy, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, fighting the system, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, rebellion, law enforcement, society, legal investigation, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: rough, sexual, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, manipulations, deadly, dedicated lawyer, couples, power relations, manipulation, fall in love, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Knife (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: American photojournalist Peter Mandrake becomes embroiled in Brazil's dangerous underworld of pimps, drug gangs and arms smugglers when he sets out to find the killer of a local call girl.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitute, knife fight, crime, gang, dishonesty, rescue, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, crime, on the run, dishonesty, warden, parole officer, coldhearted, crime and punishment, chase, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, legal investigation, mind game, crumbling marriage, deadly, danger, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, who done it, crime, legal action, organized crime, mob boss, murder, gangsters, false accusation, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: rough, erotic, tense, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, deadly, infidelity, femme fatale, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Throwdown (2014)
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 ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: law enforcement, rivalry, legal investigation, legal action, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Linda (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. - From IMDB
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, cynical, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, false accusation, neo noir, infidelity, conspiracy, deadly, crime, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, love and romance, couple relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Wedding in Blood (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, psychological, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, disorder, dull life, couples, life turned upside down, crimes of passion, wedding, love and romance, manipulations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, village ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An attorney takes the lawyer/client relationship too seriously. She ends up falling for her client, a very charming photographer who has been charged with a multiple murder. She wants to believe he is innocent but she cannot deny her suspicions.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, legal, serial killer, legal investigation, danger, dishonesty, deadly, fall in love, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Night of the Wilding (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joseph Gainer is a high priced attorney, notorious for getting guilty criminals off the hook. But Gainer is forced to take another look at the price you pay for defending the guilty when he takes on a case of three young men accused of a heinous ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, courtroom, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, legal action, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Reasonable Man (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: With issues of his own, an ex-army officer-turned-lawyer defends an impoverished young cowherd of killing a baby.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, murder, danger, rivalry, crime, crimes, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, deadly, unfulfillment, law enforcement, human host ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, false accusation, murder, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, legal investigation, injustice, who done it, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, judge, courtroom, obsession, legal action, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ 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 ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, love and romance, legal investigation, manipulations, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
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41%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, deadly, legal, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, gangsters, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
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40%
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Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, heist, frame up, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Max and the Junkmen (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank. A ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: fall in love, neo noir, prostitute, manipulation, power relations, working the system, disorder, rich and poor, obsession, corrupt law enforcer, cards, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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39%
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: hostage, courtroom, legal, rebellion, uncover truth, false accusation, hostages, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, price of justice, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Seduction II (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Femme fatal/con artist Bridget Gregory travels to Barcelona and targets another businessman to scam him of his money while a relentless private investigator tries to track her down.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, tense, sexy ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, neo noir, couple relations, couples, phone sex, disorder, power relations, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, new york, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Laws of Deception (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A law student is seduced by a beautiful woman he doesn't know, and after a one night stand with her, his roommate warns him to be careful because he suspects she may have other motives. Years later, she returns and hires him as her lawyer to ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: murder, lawyer, law enforcement, legal action, rivalry, obsessive quest, crime, orphan, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, police investigation, law enforcement, betrayal, investigation, vengeance, who done it, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%