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Before and After (1996)
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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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense, sincere, light, intense, dramatic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, teen angst, murder, courtroom drama, family drama, self discovery, parents and children, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, youth, family problems, family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, fugitives, crumbling marriage, investigation, introspection, chaos and mayhem, lawyer, family in crisis, small town life ...
Time: 90s

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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 murder, crimes, deadly, crime, mystery, law enforcement and investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Before and After: Brigham City (2001), Bubble (2005), Still of the Night (1982), Clockers (1995), Three Blind Mice (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: murder, small town, mystery, serial killer, crime, investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, social relations, special agents, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, california, usa
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Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, love triangle, factory, working class, mystery, workplace romance, dull life, crimes, unfulfillment, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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Still of the Night (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, neo noir, mystery, investigation, obsession, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, infidelity, mind game, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, courtroom drama, mystery, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug lord, train, crime, drug dealing, ghetto, aids, police brutality, parents and children, urban, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, vietnam veteran, frame up, murder, crime, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyer, false accusation, jury, lobbyist, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Della's friend is accused of murdering a rival fashion magazine editor.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, track down, mystery, lawyer, private investigator, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: gloomy, serious, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, russian mafia, crime, infidelity, gangsters, parents and children, immigrants, brother, crimes, family problems, gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, police station, courtroom drama, false accusation, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, legal action, fighting the system, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: murder, split personality, crime, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, haunted by the past, small town, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, investigation, mystery, private investigator, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, deadly, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, desire for fame, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, courtroom drama, police, crime, snitch, jury, gang, police investigation, legal action, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Lawyer (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Wilma Harrison had it all. A wealthy doctor for a husband. A big playboy for a lover. A beautiful home. And a horrible death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, socialite, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 60s
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45%
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The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, neo noir, election campaign, murder, transsexual, investigation, crime, uncover truth, prostitute, sheriff, transsexuality, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
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True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police corruption, amateur detective, female detective, child murder, mystery, psychopath, danger, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, gangsters, mystery, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Route 9 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: small town, cash, sheriff, drug dealing, investigation, crime, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, sociopath, rape, gun, crime, gang, parents and children, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
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In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, small town, dysfunctional family, vengeance, jealousy, fishing, single, ex husband, age difference, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, murder, crime, crimes, small town, deadly, criminal, investigation, small town life, social relations, peasant, bug ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Traitorous Prince (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, police investigation, family problems, family relations, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, doctor, emergency room, medical research, frame up, uncover truth, morgue, british, surgeon, murder, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family in crisis, homicide detective, drug addiction, estranged son, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Perry must defend the husband of an old flame from a murder charge.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, tense
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, manipulations, romance, courtroom drama, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A painter, believed to be dead, returns to make allegations that a gallery owner is selling counterfeits of his work. Later, the artist is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, mystery, dedicated lawyer, flirting, forgery, uncover truth, false accusation, murder, artists and showbiz, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, mystery, protagonist as suspect, crime gone awry, uncover truth, couple relations, cons and scams, false accusation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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