20 Movies Like The Pelican Brief (1993)

1 Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) ★ 6.2

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A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.

2 The Bone Collector (1999) ★ 6.7

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A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

3 Enemy of the State (1998) ★ 7.3

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Every moment of his life a man is in plain sight, even when he is sure no one can see him. Robert Dean, a successful lawyer, has come into the hands of a terrible piece of evidence that exposes a high-ranking official. But the Secret Service has learned about it before Robert and immediately took action. The latest technology went into action: in today's world, you do not need to be a magician to change a person's fate - it is enough just to go to a computer. In a matter of days, from a law-abiding citizen Dean turned into a dangerous criminal, on which the real hunt was declared. When the lawyer finds allies and gives them the mysterious evidence, many heads will fly... if he doesn't lose his own before then...

4 True Crime (1999) ★ 6.6

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Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution?

5 Deep Impact (1998) ★ 6.2

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A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst.

6 The Firm (1993) ★ 6.8

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A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

7 The Manchurian Candidate (2004) ★ 6.6

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In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

8 State of Play (2009) ★ 7.1

9 Double Jeopardy (1999) ★ 6.5

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

10 The Chamber (1996) ★ 6.0

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

11 A Time to Kill (1996) ★ 7.4

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

12 Conspiracy Theory (1997) ★ 6.7

A taxi driver with a penchant for conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of these theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

13 Absolute Power (1997) ★ 6.7

Career thief Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) witnesses a horrific crime involving U.S. President Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman).

14 Dark Waters (2019) ★ 7.6

A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

15 The Net (1995) ★ 5.9

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A computer programmer stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those around her in great danger.

16 Fracture (2007) ★ 7.2

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An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

17 City Hall (1996) ★ 6.2

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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

18 In the Line of Fire (1993) ★ 7.2

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Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

19 Primal Fear (1996) ★ 7.7

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As the brutal murder of Chicago's beloved archbishop by the hand of the shy nineteen-year-old altar boy, Aaron Stampler, makes the headlines, the high-profile defence attorney, Martin Vail, takes the opportunity to be in the spotlight. Pro bono, Vail is eager to represent the penniless defendant and the case's seemingly obvious murderer; however, Aaron appears to know more than he lets on. Under those circumstances, is Stampler truly guilty of murder, or was he framed? Above all, is the arrogant and cynical lawyer prepared to dig deep into the popular priest's past to unearth the truth?

20 High Crimes (2002) ★ 6.3

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A successful lawyer's husband is arrested for murdering 9 villagers in El Salvador in 1988 as US soldier under a different name. She defends him in military court and investigates. Framed?

21 Runaway Jury (2003) ★ 7.1

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A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

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