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Fracture (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Fracture (2007)

Wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous Ted Crawford, a structural engineer in Los Angeles, shoots his wife and entraps her lover. He signs a confession; at the arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. The prosecutor is Willy Beachum, a hotshot who's soon to join a fancy civil-law firm, told by everyone it's an open and shut case. Crawford sees Beachum's weakness, the hairline fracture of his character: Willy's a winner. The engineer sets in motion a clockwork crime with all the objects moving in ways he predicts. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, unfaithfulness, obsession, anger, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, suicide, love, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:motel, office, courtroom, elevator, airport, hotel, hospital
Characters:engineer, secretary, lawyer, policeman, detective, nurse, singer
Story:law firm, witness for the prosecution, court, confession, murder weapon, public prosecutor, thanksgiving dinner, prosecutor, evidence tampering, planting evidence, private investigator, egg shell, defending oneself in court, court order, murder trial, theatre audience, trial, corporate lawyer, crime scene investigation, female singer

Conviction (2010)
Biography, Drama

Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:obsession, jealousy, suicide
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer, policeman
Story:public defender, courthouse, district attorney, testimony, evidence, working class, grandfather grandson relationship, corrupt cop, court, liar, trial, judge, police car, lie, arrest, investigation, police officer, prison, cell phone, telephone call

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:office, elevator
Characters:detective, lawyer, policeman
Story:evidence tampering, courthouse, standoff, testimony, corrupt cop, witness, court, race against time, liar, attempted murder, old man, jail, lie, shooting, cell phone, telephone call, surprise ending, death, police, gun

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. (Read More)

Locations:courtroom, elevator, hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:private investigator, courthouse, prosecutor, district attorney, evidence, whiskey, witness, product placement, trial, judge, jail, arrest, los angeles california, investigation, shot in the head, surprise ending, sex scene, murder, death

The Accused (1988) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Drama

The Accused (1988)

Sarah Tobias goes to her local bar and is gang-raped by three men. The district attorney on the case is Katheryn Murphy who wants to prove that although Sarah had taken drugs that night and was acting provocatively while in the bar, this is no reason for her to be so brutally attacked and the men responsible should be brought to justice. (Read More)

Themes:anger, revenge
Locations:courtroom, hospital
Characters:lawyer, policeman, detective, nurse
Story:public prosecutor, deputy district attorney, legal system, courthouse, prosecutor, district attorney, testimony, crime scene, witness, court, pay phone, liar, trial, judge, police car, lie, arrest, investigation, telephone call, shower

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one. This is why The Way Of The Gun (2000) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007). (Read More)

Themes:anger, infidelity, suicide, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:motel, elevator, hotel
Story:southern accent, product placement, pay phone, older man younger woman relationship, attempted murder, gunshot, coffee, old man, police car, extramarital affair, arrest, police officer, blood splatter, neo noir, cell phone, telephone call, shower, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, gun

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:adultery, suicide, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:hotel
Characters:detective
Story:private investigator, swimming pool, southern accent, shot in the face, crime scene, assault, manipulation, race against time, product placement, pay phone, mansion, psychopath, extramarital affair, shooting, arrest, los angeles california, investigation, shot in the head, police officer, helicopter

Cape Fear (1991)
Crime, Thriller

Cape Fear (1991)

Sam Bowden ('Nick Nolte' (qv))is a small-town corporate attorney/"Leave It to Beaver" type family-man. Max Cady ('Robert De Niro' (qv)) is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years, ago Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, anger, adultery, infidelity, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, elevator, airport, hotel, hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:public defender, private investigator, trial, restraining order, mind game, villain played by lead actor, southern accent, crime scene, assault, class differences, pay phone, attempted murder, prison, jail, psychopath, extramarital affair, police officer, blood splatter, neo noir, surprise ending

Catch Me If You Can (2002) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:adultery, infidelity, revenge
Locations:motel, courtroom, airport, hotel, hospital
Characters:lawyer, nurse, singer
Story:theatre audience, swimming pool, overhead camera shot, prosecutor, southern accent, unfaithful wife, race against time, product placement, pay phone, confession, judge, mansion, police car, lie, extramarital affair, arrest, los angeles california, investigation, police officer, prison

Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, jealousy, infidelity
Locations:motel, hospital
Characters:secretary, lawyer, policeman, nurse
Story:swimming pool, patient, garage, witness, gunshot, mansion, police car, opera, psychopath, shooting, los angeles california, investigation, shot in the head, blood splatter, neo noir, telephone call, husband wife relationship, murder, blood, gun

Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. This is why Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007). (Read More)

Themes:infidelity, love
Locations:courtroom, hotel
Characters:secretary, lawyer, detective
Story:private investigator, evidence, crime scene, manipulation, court, race against time, trial, judge, police car, extramarital affair, arrest, investigation, shot in the head, neo noir, cell phone, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, murder, police, fight

8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, anger, suicide, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, office, airport, hospital
Characters:lawyer, detective
Story:private investigator, swimming pool, southern accent, evidence, psycho thriller, pay phone, mansion, psychopath, shooting, los angeles california, investigation, blood splatter, neo noir, prison, cell phone, telephone call, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, fight, murder

White Oleander (2002) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Drama

White Oleander (2002)

Astrid Magnussen is a 15 year old girl, living in California. Her mother, Ingrid, is a beautiful, free-spirited poet. Their life, though unusual, is satisfying until one day, a man named Barry Kolker (that her mother refers to at first as "The goat man") comes into their lives, and Ingrid falls madly in love with him, only to have her heart broken, and her life ruined. For revenge, Ingrid murders Barry with the deadly poison of her favourite flower: The White Oleander. She is sent to prison for life, and Astrid has to go through foster home after foster home. Throughout nearly a decade she experiences forbidden love, religion, near-death experiences, drugs, starvation, and how it feels to be loved. But throughout these years, she keeps in touch with her mother via letters to prison. And while Ingrid's gift is to give Astrid the power to survive, Astrid's gift is to teach her Mother about love. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, unfaithfulness, anger, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, suicide, love, revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer, singer
Story:swimming pool, testimony, manipulation, court, older man younger woman relationship, gunshot, trial, judge, swimming, jail, extramarital affair, shooting, arrest, los angeles california, police officer, prison, husband wife relationship, murder, death, police

The Client (1994)
Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Client (1994)

Mark Sway is an 11 year old boy who lives with his mother and brother in a trailer. One day he and his brother are hanging out when a car pulls over beside them. The driver then sticks a hose in his exhaust and puts the other end into the car. Mark pulls it out. But the man sees him and grabs him and takes inside the car. The man talks to Mark then later shoots himself. The shock sends Mark's brother into a catatonic state. The police question him and slips out some stuff that makes them think he's saying more than he knows. Roy Foltrigg, a prosecutor with political ambitions tells Mark he wants to talk to him tomorrow. Mark feeling that he needs a lawyer, sees Reggie Love. Mark tells her about the man who killed himself. Reggie tells him he's a mob lawyer. And one of his clients is a member of a mob family who is suspected of killing a Senator who was trying to take down his family. But because the Senator's body is missing, they can't prosecute him. Reggie thinks Foltrigg thinks the lawyer told Mark where the body is which is why he wants to speak to him. Mark goes to meet Roy and when he threatens him, Mark steps out then Reggie comes in with a recording of his conversation with Mark telling him that made several violations. In the meantime, the mobster is told by the head of the family to take care of Mark. So he threatens Mark. Mark doesn't know what to do and learns that Reggie has some secrets of her own and is uncertain if he can trust her. (Read More)

Themes:suicide, love, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, courtroom, elevator, hospital
Characters:lawyer, detective, nurse
Story:prosecutor, district attorney, southern accent, crime scene, coma, garage, witness, court, race against time, product placement, attempted murder, confession, coffee, judge, mansion, police car, jail, arrest, police officer, helicopter

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:anger, jealousy, infidelity, love
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator, airport, hospital
Characters:lawyer, policeman, detective, singer
Story:swimming pool, mind game, standoff, evidence, shot in the face, surveillance camera, crime scene, corrupt cop, witness, product placement, liar, confession, old man, police car, opera, jail, lie, extramarital affair, shooting, arrest

The Limey (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Limey (1999)

An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. This is why The Limey (1999) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007). (Read More)

Themes:wealth, suicide, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, courtroom, airport
Characters:policeman
Story:swimming pool, sports car, evidence, sculpture, older man younger woman relationship, gunshot, trial, judge, mansion, swimming, shooting, los angeles california, investigation, police officer, neo noir, prison, cell phone, singing, murder, death

...and Justice For All. (1979) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

...and Justice For All. (1979)

When a judge is charged with rape, Arthur Kirkland is forced to defend him. Kirkland has had problems with the judge in the past, including one incident when the judge wrongly sentenced his client Jeff McCullaugh because of a technicality. Kirkland faces a moral and legal dilemma.

Themes:anger, suicide
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:judge, thanksgiving dinner, swimming pool, legal system, courthouse, prosecutor, district attorney, testimony, evidence, assault, grandfather grandson relationship, witness, court, gunshot, prison, trial, police car, jail, arrest, investigation

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, anger, adultery, infidelity, suicide, love, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, hospital
Characters:lawyer, policeman, nurse
Story:swimming pool, evidence, patient, coma, poem, attempted murder, gunshot, police car, swimming, jail, extramarital affair, shooting, prison, cell phone, telephone call, singing, husband wife relationship, gun, murder, blood

Primal Fear (1996)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Primal Fear (1996)

Courtroom thriller about a slick, hotshot lawyer who takes the seemingly unwinnable case of a young altar boy accused of murdering an eminent catholic priest.

Themes:anger, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:office, courtroom
Characters:lawyer, detective
Story:evidence tampering, murder trial, criminal justice, prosecutor, district attorney, testimony, southern accent, public humiliation, evidence, crime scene, whiskey, manipulation, confession, coffee, trial, judge, police car, jail, psychopath, investigation

Gone Girl (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, obsession, anger, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, revenge
Locations:motel, elevator, airport, hotel, hospital
Characters:lawyer, detective
Story:investigation, swimming pool, narcissism, loss of job, southern accent, evidence, surveillance camera, manipulation, confession, police car, psychopath, lie, extramarital affair, arrest, police officer, blood splatter, neo noir, cell phone, telephone call, shower

Law Abiding Citizen (2009) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Clyde Shelton's family is brutally murdered. The ones responsible are caught. However, because of improper procedure, the D.A., Nick Rice only has circumstantial evidence. So he decides to get one of them to testify against the other. When Shelton learns of this, he is not happy. Ten years later, the one who was convicted is being executed but something goes wrong; his execution goes awry and he suffers. They learn that someone tampered with the machine. And the other one is found dead, killed in a gruesome manner. Rice suspects Shelton, so he has him picked up. At first, Shelton agrees to a plea agreement with Rice but changes his mind. It appears that Shelton is not done, it appears he blames the whole system and is declaring war on it going after everyone involved with his family's case. So Rice has to stop him but Shelton is way ahead of him. This is why Law Abiding Citizen (2009) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007). (Read More)

Themes:anger, revenge
Locations:courtroom
Characters:engineer, lawyer
Story:defending oneself in court, legal system, prosecutor, district attorney, villain played by lead actor, arrogance, evidence, garage, court, death of wife, confession, judge, arrest, investigation, shot in the head, blood splatter, prison, cell phone, surprise ending, husband wife relationship

Contratiempo (2016)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Contratiempo (2016)

Adrian Doria, a wealthy businessman named Man of the Year due to his high-tech company and his trade agreements with the Asian market, meets Virginia Goodman, a veteran lawyer expert in witness preparation and judicial declaration, recommended by Adrian's lawyer Felix Leiva in order to create a credible defense. Arrested by the police in a mountain hotel room with the corpse of his lover at his side, photographer Laura Vidal, Adrian talks Virginia about the crime and his relationship with Laura, revealing that both suffered a car crash where a man called Daniel Garrido died, and how Laura manipulated Adrian to avoid the jail by Daniel's death. At the same time that Felix is looking for a clue that it could change the course of the events, Virginia and Adrian keep talking about the case but her, unconvinced of the Adrian's testimony, forces him to clear the dark points of his history, in a puzzle where the truth and the lie are easily exchangeable. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, infidelity
Locations:hotel, airport
Characters:engineer, lawyer
Story:public prosecutor, witness, prosecution, testimony, evidence, confession, trial, judge, jail, lie, extramarital affair, helicopter, cell phone, shower, husband wife relationship, murder, police, death, blood

Runaway Jury (2003)
Drama, Thriller

Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, courtroom
Characters:lawyer, secretary, policeman, singer
Story:legal system, courthouse, southern accent, manipulation, court, race against time, pay phone, attempted murder, gunshot, trial, judge, psychopath, shooting, arrest, cell phone, telephone call, surprise ending, singing, gun, husband wife relationship

Perfect Stranger (2007)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Perfect Stranger (2007)

Rowena Price is a muckraking reporter for a New York paper. When her story about a closeted gay Senator who preaches family values is spiked, she quits and soon finds herself investigating the grisly murder of a childhood friend. Her friend had been dumped by ad exec Harrison Hill, so he's Rowena's prime suspect. Rowena gets a job at the ad agency as a temp, and she's soon the object of Hill's attentions. She's helped in her subterfuge by Miles Haley, a friend at the paper who has a secret thing for her. Everyone, it seems, has secrets, including Hill, who must keep his affairs from his wife - her money fuels his lifestyle. Murder will out? (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, obsession, adultery, infidelity
Locations:courtroom, elevator
Characters:secretary, lawyer, policeman
Story:murder trial, mind game, investigator, tuxedo, psycho thriller, assault, witness, manipulation, court, product placement, trial, extramarital affair, blood splatter, neo noir, cell phone, telephone call, shower, surprise ending, husband wife relationship, murder

The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Locations:elevator, airport, hotel, hospital
Characters:secretary, lawyer, detective
Story:private investigator, swimming pool, brass, courthouse, hollywood sign, prosecutor, district attorney, investigator, sports car, crime scene, witness, race against time, pay phone, attempted murder, coffee, mansion, police car, psychopath, arrest, los angeles california

Chopper (2000)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Chopper (2000)

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a murder sentence in prison. His book, From the Inside, upon which the film is based, was a best-seller. This is why Chopper (2000) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007).

Themes:jealousy
Locations:courtroom
Characters:policeman
Story:murder trial, arrogance, court, trial, judge, jail, shooting, investigation, prison, murder, one word title, fight, death, police, blood, gun

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:elevator, hospital
Characters:lawyer, detective, nurse
Story:cold blooded murder, standoff, evidence, shot in the face, crime scene, race against time, death of wife, attempted murder, trial, old man, psychopath, shooting, arrest, investigation, shot in the head, police officer, blood splatter, neo noir, cell phone, shower

Dressed To Kill (1980)
Mystery, Thriller

Dressed To Kill (1980)

While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York City housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Dr. Robert Elliott about her husband's pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves his apartment, she finds papers which certify that the man has a venereal disease. Panicked, Kate rushes into the elevator, but has to return to his apartment when she realizes she's forgotten her wedding ring. When the elevator doors open, she's brutally slashed to death by a tall blonde woman wearing dark sunglasses. Liz Blake, a high-class call girl, is the only witness to the murder and she becomes the prime suspect and the murderess's next target. Liz is rescued from being killed by Kate's son Peter, who enlists the help of Liz to catch his mother's killer as Detective Marino who's in charge of the case is uncooperative in the investigation. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, obsession, adultery, jealousy, infidelity
Locations:office, elevator
Characters:policeman, detective
Story:crime of passion, mind game, villain played by lead actor, unfaithful wife, assault, witness, manipulation, attempted murder, old man, psychopath, extramarital affair, investigation, neo noir, telephone call, shower, surprise ending, death, murder, police

Cop Land (1997) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, suicide
Mood:gore
Characters:lawyer, policeman, detective
Story:planting evidence, investigator, swimming pool, investigation, testimony, crime scene, working class, corrupt cop, manipulation, product placement, pay phone, attempted murder, police car, lie, extramarital affair, arrest, police officer, blood splatter, neo noir, surprise ending

Presumed Innocent (1990)
Mystery, Thriller

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Rozat Sabich - Rusty to most that know him, even in formal circumstances - is the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Kindle County, Illinois. His wife, Barbara Sabich, has been struggling with focus on completing her Ph.D. dissertation in Mathemetics - a thus far ten year process - she who nonetheless is applying for a college teaching position. They are generally in a loving, supportive marriage, Barbara who seems to have gotten over Rusty's infidelity with his colleague Carolyn Polhemus, an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Carolyn is ambitious, she who, in part, used Rusty to try and climb up the ladder. Barbara will still throw the issue of Carolyn in his face whenever there are problems between the two. Rusty and Carolyn's affair is unknown to others in their personal and professional circles. Rusty is handed the most personal case of his career when his boss and mentor, Chief Prosecuting Attorney Raymond Horgan, assigns him the case to discover who killed Carolyn, her dead body found in her apartment in what looks initially to be a violent rape, with Carolyn eventually strangled and no sign of forced entry, leading to the belief her killer was whoever her lover or possibly someone she prosecuted. Raymond, who is in a difficult reelection campaign, wants a quick resolution to the investigation, as "finding the killer" will greatly increase his chances of getting reelected. Rusty tries to dissuade Raymond from giving him the case because of the affair of which Raymond is unaware, with Rusty eventually having no choice but to accept barring disclosure of the affair. As Rusty proceeds with the investigation, he takes steps to hide the affair largely to protect Barbara and their adolescent son, Nat Sabich. Those measures come back to bite him when they and other evidence collected by the police lead to him being charged for Carolyn's murder. Rusty hires Sandy Stern, one of his toughest adversaries in a number of previous cases. During the court proceedings, many involved do whatever they can protect their own interest regardless of the truth. Beyond Rusty being convicted or acquitted, a question thus becomes if the truth matters or if the murderer will ever be discovered. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, adultery, infidelity, love, revenge
Locations:office, courtroom
Characters:lawyer
Story:evidence tampering, planting evidence, evidence, investigation, prosecuting attorney, acquittal, crime of passion, courthouse, prosecutor, district attorney, investigator, crime scene, whiskey, court, trial, judge, extramarital affair, neo noir, surprise ending, murder

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:obsession
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator, hospital
Characters:engineer, policeman, detective
Story:public humiliation, crime scene, coma, manipulation, race against time, death of wife, attempted murder, coffee, mansion, police car, psychopath, arrest, investigation, shot in the head, police officer, blood splatter, neo noir, cell phone, surprise ending, husband wife relationship

Witness For The Prosecution (1957)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Witness For The Prosecution (1957)

It's Britain, 1953. Upon his return to work following a heart attack, irrepressible barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts, known as a barrister for the hopeless, takes on a murder case, much to the exasperation of his medical team, led by his overly regulated private nurse, Miss Plimsoll, who tries her hardest to ensure that he not return to his hard living ways - including excessive cigar smoking and drinking - while he takes his medication and gets his much needed rest. That case is defending American war veteran Leonard Vole, a poor, out of work, struggling inventor who is accused of murdering his fifty-six year old lonely and wealthy widowed acquaintance, Emily French. The initial evidence is circumstantial but points to Leonard as the murderer. Despite being happily married to East German former beer hall performer Christine Vole, he fostered that friendship with Mrs. French in the hopes that she would finance one of his many inventions to the tune of a few hundred pounds. It thus does not help his case when it is learned that Mrs. French changed her will prior to her murder with Leonard being the primary beneficiary of a GBP80,000 estate. Leonard states that he knew nothing about the will. Christine is apparently the only alibi Leonard has to his whereabouts at the time of the murder. The usual methods Sir Wilfrid uses to test his clients' guilt or innocence leads to him believing that Leonard is indeed innocent. As the trial progresses, the prosecution calls a surprise witness, one that could place a nail in the coffin of Sir Wilfrid's planned line of defense. As Sir Wilfrid gets deeper and deeper into the case, something doesn't quite sit right with him, although he doesn't know what it is. The primary questions become how far Sir Wilfrid will go to obtain evidence to acquit Leonard, and if he will ever discover why he feels that there is something odd about the case. (Read More)

Locations:office
Characters:lawyer, nurse, singer
Story:prosecution, witness, witness for the prosecution, testimony, trial, crime of passion, evidence, whiskey, egg, court, older man younger woman relationship, judge, lie, extramarital affair, arrest, investigation, telephone call, singing, murder, husband wife relationship

Double Jeopardy (1999) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Double Jeopardy (1999)

When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years later Libby is paroled and with the help of Travis Lehman (her parole officer) she sets out to find her son and the truth behind the "murder".

Themes:revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom, hospital
Characters:lawyer, singer
Story:murder trial, swimming pool, testimony, evidence, gunshot, coffee, trial, judge, police car, psychopath, arrest, investigation, shot in the head, police officer, neo noir, prison, singing, husband wife relationship, sex scene, murder

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:anger, love, revenge
Locations:elevator
Characters:singer
Story:female singer, surrender, southern accent, bullet, corrupt cop, manipulation, court, product placement, older man younger woman relationship, attempted murder, gunshot, coffee, trial, judge, police car, jail, psychopath, arrest, shot in the head, police officer

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:wealth, anger, jealousy, infidelity, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:office
Characters:secretary, lawyer, policeman, detective
Story:overhead camera shot, narcissism, villain played by lead actor, tuxedo, psycho thriller, pay phone, attempted murder, confession, police car, psychopath, investigation, shot in the head, police officer, helicopter, blood splatter, neo noir, cell phone, shower, surprise ending, sex scene

Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. This is why Short Cuts (1993) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007). (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, suicide
Locations:hospital
Characters:policeman, singer
Story:theatre audience, swimming pool, unfaithful wife, grandfather grandson relationship, product placement, coffee, concert, lie, extramarital affair, los angeles california, helicopter, telephone call, husband wife relationship, police, murder, blood, death

Jack Reacher (2012) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher (2012)

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, elevator, hospital
Characters:lawyer, detective
Story:investigator, private investigator, overhead camera shot, prosecutor, district attorney, evidence, crime scene, coma, corrupt cop, pay phone, confession, shooting, arrest, investigation, shot in the head, neo noir, prison, cell phone, surprise ending, police

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, anger, adultery, infidelity, revenge
Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom
Characters:lawyer, policeman, detective, singer
Story:swimming pool, narcissism, villain played by lead actor, thanksgiving, manipulation, court, trial, judge, mansion, old man, shooting, arrest, investigation, shot in the head, police officer, blood splatter, neo noir, cell phone, telephone call, surprise ending

The Judge (2014)
Crime, Drama

The Judge (2014)

Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his father's aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, anger, adultery, infidelity, revenge, love
Locations:courtroom, airport, hospital
Characters:lawyer
Story:judge, murder trial, courthouse, prosecutor, narcissism, testimony, surveillance camera, court, death of wife, liar, confession, coffee, trial, police car, lie, extramarital affair, arrest, prison, shower, husband wife relationship

The Insider (1999)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Insider (1999)

Balls-out "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman sniffs a story when a former research biologist for Brown & Williamson, Jeff Wigand, won't talk to him. When the company leans hard on Wigand to honor a confidentiality agreement, he gets his back up. Trusting Bergman and despite a crumbling marriage, he goes on camera for a Mike Wallace interview and risks arrest for contempt of court. Westinghouse is negotiating to buy CBS, so CBS attorneys advise CBS News to shelve the interview and avoid a lawsuit. "60 Minutes" and CBS News bosses cave, Wigand is hung out to dry, Bergman is compromised, and the CEOs of Big Tobacco may get away with perjury. Will the truth come out? (Read More)

Themes:anger
Mood:suspense
Locations:office, courtroom, airport, hotel
Characters:lawyer, policeman
Story:court order, corporate lawyer, restraining order, arrogance, bullet, witness, employer employee relationship, manipulation, court, pay phone, liar, lie, shooting, arrest, investigation, cell phone, telephone call, husband wife relationship, police, death

We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. This is why We Own The Night (2007) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007). (Read More)

Themes:suicide, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:motel, hospital
Characters:policeman, singer
Story:thanksgiving, public humiliation, shot in the face, grandfather grandson relationship, death of wife, police car, jail, shooting, arrest, investigation, shot in the head, police officer, blood splatter, prison, telephone call, singing, husband wife relationship, death, murder, blood

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, anger, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:office, elevator, hospital
Characters:engineer, nurse
Story:swimming pool, class differences, employer employee relationship, manipulation, race against time, product placement, attempted murder, mansion, arrest, helicopter, neo noir, cell phone, shower, surprise ending, one word title, death, blood, murder

A Perfect Murder (1998)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

A Perfect Murder (1998)

Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more than simply the role of dazzling accessory. Brilliant in her own right, she works at the U.N. and is involved with a struggling artist who fulfills her emotional needs. When her husband discovers her indiscretion, he sets out to commit the perfect murder and inherit her considerable trust fund in the bargain. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, unfaithfulness, obsession, adultery, jealousy, infidelity, love, revenge
Mood:suspense
Characters:detective
Story:cheating on husband, crime of passion, villain played by lead actor, unfaithful wife, psycho thriller, older man younger woman relationship, psychopath, extramarital affair, investigation, blood splatter, neo noir, cell phone, shower, surprise ending, murder, husband wife relationship, death

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Comedy, Crime, Romance

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the Massey pre-nup) named after him, he's reached a crossroads in his life. Sated on success, boredom has set in and he's looking for new challenges. All that changes when Miles meets his match in the devastating Marylin Rexroth. Marylin is the soon-to-be ex-wife of his client Rex Rexroth, a wealthy real estate developer and habitual philanderer. With the help of hard charging private investigator Gus Petch, she has Rex nailed and is looking forward to the financial independence a successful divorce will bring. But thanks to Miles' considerable skills, she ends up with nothing. Not to be outdone, Marylin schemes to get even and as part of her plan, quickly marries oil tycoon Howard Doyle. Miles and his unflappable associate, Wrigley, unwittingly dig themselves in deeper and deeper as they go head-to-head with Marylin. Underhanded tactics, deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as Marylin and Miles square off in this classic battle of the sexes. (Read More)

Themes:unfaithfulness, adultery, infidelity, suicide, revenge
Locations:motel, courtroom, elevator, hotel
Characters:lawyer
Story:private investigator, swimming pool, law firm, investigator, assault, poem, witness, court, trial, judge, lie, extramarital affair, los angeles california, cell phone, singing, husband wife relationship, gun

P2 (2007) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Themes:obsession, infidelity, revenge
Mood:suspense, gore
Locations:office, elevator
Characters:policeman
Story:garage, psychopath, crime of passion, taunting, mind game, surveillance camera, psycho thriller, product placement, attempted murder, police car, investigation, police officer, blood splatter, neo noir, cell phone, telephone call, surprise ending, one word title, fight, death

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. This is why Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007). (Read More)

Themes:anger, revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:narcissism, thanksgiving, surveillance camera, crime scene, patient, manipulation, race against time, older man younger woman relationship, attempted murder, gunshot, police car, arrest, investigation, police officer, neo noir, cell phone, surprise ending, singing, husband wife relationship, death

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:obsession, anger, jealousy
Mood:suspense
Locations:hotel
Characters:singer
Story:swimming pool, tuxedo, witness, manipulation, pay phone, attempted murder, gunshot, mansion, concert, extramarital affair, los angeles california, investigation, helicopter, blood splatter, singing, murder, fight, blood, gun, death

The Life Of David Gale (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system.

Themes:unfaithfulness, adultery, infidelity, suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:motel, hospital
Characters:lawyer, policeman
Story:theatre audience, swimming pool, ego, crime scene, ambition, race against time, pay phone, jail, extramarital affair, helicopter, prison, telephone call, shower, surprise ending, murder, death, husband wife relationship, sex scene, police

The Devil's Advocate (1997) is one of the best movies like Fracture (2007)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:wealth, obsession, anger, suicide
Mood:gore
Locations:courtroom, elevator, hospital
Characters:lawyer, nurse, singer
Story:law firm, courthouse, glass, villain played by lead actor, testimony, evidence, ambition, witness, gunshot, trial, judge, arrest, shot in the head, surprise ending, singing, husband wife relationship, sex scene, death, gun, murder

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Themes:wealth, unfaithfulness, adultery, infidelity, suicide, love
Locations:courtroom, elevator
Characters:lawyer, policeman
Story:private investigator, swimming pool, courthouse, villain played by lead actor, sports car, evidence, surveillance camera, whiskey, court, pay phone, judge, mansion, police car, jail, lie, extramarital affair, arrest, investigation, police officer, helicopter

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