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L.A. Law (1986)
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L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including a large number of parallel storylines, social drama and off-the-wall humor. It reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, and many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence. The series often also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff. The show was popular with audiences and critics, and won 15 Emmy Awards throughout its run, four of which were for Outstanding Drama Series.
Style: realistic, stylized, clever, serious
Plot: legal action, law firm, courtroom drama, legal, lawsuit, lawyer, office, hypocrisy, workplace situations, womanizer, partners, boss and employee, rivalry, workplace, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, high priced lawyer, lawyers and clients, jury, prosecution, justice, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, evidence, murder trial ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and clever films and TV series with plots about legal, lawyer, power relations, courtroom, workplace, courtroom drama and lawyers and clients mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like L.A. Law: Outlaw (2010), Raising the Bar (2008), Mad Men (2007), Philly (2001), Suits (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Outlaw is an American television series that was aired on the NBC network. The one-hour courtroom drama stars Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court Justice who resigns from the bench and returns to private practice in an elite law firm where Claire Sax, ...
Style: realistic, clever, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, hotshot lawyer, legal action, workplace, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, society, jury, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The lives and cases of young lawyers who work on opposite sides - the public defender's office and the district attorney's office - as well as those who sit in judgment on their cases.
Style: serious, tense, clever, realistic, stylized
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, district attorney, friends, friendship, relationship vs career, workplace, law firm, classmates, power relations, legal action, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, family problems, womanizer, advertising agency, cigarette smoking, boss, advertising, ambition, career, americana, workplace intrigue, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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100%
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Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: legal, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal action, reluctant partners, workplace situations, lawsuit, power relations, law firm, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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86%
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Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: witty, talky, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, mentor, law firm, prodigy, success, deal, rivals, legal, rivalry, boss and employee, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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60%
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The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Clancy Brown, and Billy Zane, the show follows ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: law firm, lawsuit, lawyer, corporate world, rivalry, lifestyle, workplace, lawyers and clients, ambition, legal, boss and employee, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.
Style: realistic, captivating, talky, serious
Plot: law firm, lawyer, lawsuit, workplace, ambition, workplace situations, legal, jury, rivalry, society, urban, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: serious, clever, realistic, captivating
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, courtroom drama, rivalry, workplace intrigue, courtroom, lawyers and clients, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, success, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, self discovery, legal, legal investigation, lawyer, crumbling marriage, law firm, corruption, district attorney, politics, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Harriet, Matthew and Malcolm couldn't be any more different, but when they cross paths, they realize they're all looking for a fresh start. The most unlikely of people are starting a law practice in the most unlikely of places -- a rundown ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, courtroom drama, workplace, partners, legal action, legal, dedicated lawyer, trial, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
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60%
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North Square (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: North Square is an award-winning British television drama series written by Peter Moffat and broadcast by Channel 4 at the end of 2000. Starring an ensemble cast, including Phil Davis, Rupert Penry-Jones, Helen McCrory and Kevin McKidd, the ...
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, jury, workaholic, legal, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, ambition, scapegoat, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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59%
The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As District Attorney Kathryn Peale and defense attorney Jimmy Nolan rally their teams around their arguments and prepare to go head-to-head in the the courtroom, they make frantic moves and countermoves of complex legal wrangling to tilt justice in ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: district attorney, legal action, lawyer, lawyers and clients, rivalry, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, legal, ego clash, jury, buried truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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59%
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, clever, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, workplace, parents and children, defense attorney, society, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Defenders is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, workplace, hopes, lawyers and clients, partners, law firm, power relations, jury, boss, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, ethics, partners, hotshot lawyer, legal, civil rights, idealism, workplace, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, power relations, workplace situations, legal action, workplace, lawsuit, life is a bitch, courtroom, politics, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Notorious Los Angeles defense attorney Sebastian Stark becomes disillusioned with his career after his successful defense of a wife-abuser results in the wife's death. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: hotshot lawyer, murder, lawyer, false accusation, prosecutor, trial, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, testimony, team, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the third spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, law and order, police detective, courtroom drama, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, law enforcement, legal, dedicated lawyer, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, lawsuit, jury, cop witness relations, high priced lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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51%
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Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, mystery, legal action, elderly, lawyers and clients, jury, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
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49%
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A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, small town, law firm, leukemia, uncover truth, legal investigation, legal, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged, reach out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, new york, washington d.c., massachusetts, new jersey
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45%
The Escape Artist (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A chilling and bloody legal thriller that explores the line between law and justice. Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand ...
Style: intellectual, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: legal, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, murder, revenge, deadly, crimes, danger, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, scotland
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43%
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Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, and on TV2 In New Zealand. It first was broadcast ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom drama, jury, media circus, trial, female lawyer, legal investigation, innocence, legal, rivalry, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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41%
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The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and ...
Style: tense, clever, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, lawyer, social problems, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, crimes, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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20%
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The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, redemption, character study, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 364
LAX (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: LAX is a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and draws its name from the airport's IATA airport code, "LAX". On May 17, 2004 NBC announced that they had picked up the pilot to series. This show was not ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: airport, rivalry, workplace romance, partners, workplace, sexism, workaholic, airline, interracial relations, friendship, love, staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, ambition, legal investigation, workplace situations, legal, workplace, boss and employee, legal action, murder, courtroom, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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39%
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This Life (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A group of aspiring young lawyers sharing a shabby house in London, charting their careers and personal lives.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: gay slur, lawyer, city life, boss and employee, cult, twentysomething life, love affair, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, couple relations, office, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Reunion movie from the popular TV series reunites most of the original cast from the Los Angeles law firm of McKenzie-Brackman. In the eight years since the series ended, the founding senior partner, Leland McKenzie, has retired and left Douglas ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: law firm, reunion, lawyer, legal, death row, courtroom
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, workplace situations, supportive spouse, computers and web, relationship vs career, inventions and discoveries, computer system, partners, rivalry, dishonesty, ego clash, laptop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%