Movies and TV shows like Kavanagh QC

If you like "Kavanagh QC" you are looking for serious and realistic movies or TV shows about / with lawyer, legal, courtroom, judge, nypd, family relations and legal battle themes of Crime, Drama and Mystery genre shot in UK.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Kavanagh QC (1995)
 7.7
 925
Kavanagh QC (1995)
Original name: Kavanagh Q.C.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. It is often repeated on ITV3, and series 1–6 are available on Region 2 DVDs. The series starred John Thaw as barrister James Kavanagh QC who comes from a working-class upbringing in Bolton, Greater Manchester. This is only discovered in later episodes as his parents' health deteriorates and through an exchange with a colleague who presumed that Kavanagh was actually a Yorkshireman. The series dealt with his battles in the courtroom as well as his domestic dramas which include the death of his devoted and affectionate wife. Later he begins dating a fellow barrister. In court Kavanagh is usually seen to be defending a client who seems likely to be convicted until a twist in the case occurs, but occasionally Kavanagh is seen in a prosecuting role. The main plot often features Kavanagh confronting cases with a subtext of racism, sexism or other prejudice. In sub-plots comedy came from the pomposity and self-absorption of Jeremy, a posh barrister in chambers. Kavanagh will not stand for injustice and is never bullied by threats or bribes from those whom he is up against in the courtroom.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: lawyer, legal, courtroom, judge, nypd, family relations, legal battle, porn, prostitute, legal action, crimes, family life, life is a bitch, rebellion, vigilantism, rivalry, society, courtroom drama, hopes, dedicated lawyer, power relations, court, witness, cross examination, crime
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe

Movie in categories

lawyer movies
3168
legal movies
1439
courtroom movies
1501
england movies
3455
judge movies
1269
nypd movies
574

Most similar movies to Kavanagh QC

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about legal, courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, crimes, dedicated lawyer and power relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Kavanagh QC: Janet King (2014), Rumpole of the Bailey (1978), Silk (2011), Accused (2010), The Practice (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 2K
Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, clever, captivating, serious, political thriller
Plot: legal, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, ambition, boss and employee, legal action, workplace, workplace situations, murder, courtroom, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rumpole of the Bailey (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients, and has been spun off into ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, witty
Plot: legal, lawyer, dentist, courtroom, drowning, jury, couple relations, workplace situations, courtroom drama, couples, power relations, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1967 ...
Place: europe, england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 5K
Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: clever, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: legal, lawyer, lawyers and clients, ambition, courtroom drama, rivalry, workplace, uninhibited rivalry, workplace intrigue, success, courtroom, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 2K
Accused (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Accused is a British television anthology series created by Jimmy McGovern. The drama series first aired on 15 November 2010 on BBC One and has run for two series. Each episode follows a different character as they await their verdict in court, and ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: legal, lawyer, court, guilt, punishment, crime and punishment, dishonesty, crimes, testimony, jury, life is a bitch, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
porn movies
587
prostitute movies
4154
90s movies
90s
6492
 7.7
 9K
The Practice (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, clever, stylized
Plot: law firm, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, courtroom, social problems, moral dilemma, workplace, crimes, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 6K
Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: serious, clever, exciting, realistic
Plot: law firm, legal, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, workplace, courtroom drama, court, legal action, partners, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: legal, forensics, lawyer, courtroom, police detective, workplace, crimes, fighting crime, cop witness relations, rivalry, judge, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 584 min.
TV show
Story: The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: legal, prison life, courtroom, accused of murder, confined, legal investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, mystery, lawyers and clients, bbc ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
crimes movies
15663
london movies
2575
 7.7
 1K
The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: The Jury is a British television serial broadcast in 2002. The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, courtroom, jury, murder, uncover truth, price of justice, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, support group, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Judge John Deed (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Judge John Deed is a British legal drama television series produced by the BBC in association with One-Eyed Dog for BBC One. It was created by G.F. Newman and stars Martin Shaw as Sir John Deed, a High Court judge who tries to seek real justice in ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: legal, judge, lawyer, courtroom drama, workplace, workplace intrigue, courtroom, uninhibited rivalry, corruption, ambition, judiciary, court hearing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 983
Conviction (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A fast-paced character-oriented story, focuses on the lives and loves of the young assistant district attorneys in New York, following their career paths as these passionate but naive ADAs are confronted with tough, emotional cases that challenge ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, rough, realistic
Plot: legal, lawyer, law enforcement, courtroom drama, fighting the system, police detective, hotshot lawyer, workplace, fighting crime, society, rivalry, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
100 Centre Street (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: legal, courtroom, legal action, workplace situations, lawsuit, dedicated lawyer, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, cop witness relations, jury, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 133
The Jury (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in New York City, the series brings the viewer into the jury room to watch the deliberators try to answer the many questions posed during a trial. As facts are exposed through flashbacks of testimony and crime footage, viewers will form their ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: legal, courtroom, lawyer, jury, legal investigation, courtroom drama, law enforcement, legal action, crimes, mind game, murder, verdict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, legal, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, rivalry, police detective, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 12K
Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, tense
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, murder, legal, prosecutor, false accusation, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, court, testimony, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 989
Crownies (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Delving into the extraordinary world of the Department of Public Prosecutions and its young, eager lawyers, Crownies follows five young solicitors as they face the pressures and endearing madness of modern single life - in a fast paced workplace ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, ambition, workplace situations, moral dilemma, lawsuit, workplace, courtroom, boss and employee, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 10K
American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: murder, crimes, courtroom, family relations, racism, parents and children, interracial relations, society, tragedy, lawyer, friendship, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, parents and children, family relations, injustice, false accusation, lawyer, murder mystery, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
realistic movies
28641
rebellion movies
2231
rivalry movies
13677
The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal action, district attorney, rivalry, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, jury, legal, ego clash, hidden truth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as American Crime. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful
Plot: legal, courtroom drama, prosecutor, district attorney, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, workplace, boss and employee, jury, family relations, power relations, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
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: legal, lawyer, courtroom drama, district attorney, courtroom, relationship vs career, workplace, friends, friendship, classmate, dedicated lawyer, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, courtroom, crimes, murder mystery, legal, police procedural, crime investigation, murder, law enforcer killer, twists and turns, honest law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 2K
Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Theodore 'Teddy' Hoffman is a highly-regarded defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. Having successfully defended the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a much-publicised murder trial, he is now involved in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative
Plot: legal, lawyer, murder, courtroom, investigation, hotshot lawyer, couples, workplace situations, boss and employee, couple relations, law firm, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 2K
Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: family relations, police investigation, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, police detective, whodunit, single mother, nypd, single parent, strong female presence, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.3
 1K
Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, intellectual
Plot: judge, uncover truth, legal, lawyer, social problems, injustice, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, idealism, treason, hopes ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.1
 299
North Square (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: legal, dedicated lawyer, lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, jury, ambition, rivalry, scapegoat, uninhibited rivalry, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Defenders (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lawyer, jury, legal, courtroom, hopes, workplace, courtroom drama, defense attorney, boss, judge, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 3K
The Verdict (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his wife's murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc will do everything in his power to stop it from happening... He is going to take justice into his own hands and will then compete with the constitutional state which let him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, emotional, realistic
Plot: justice, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal, legal action, injustice, lawyers and clients, life is a bitch, court, lawyer, murder, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 4K
The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, workplace situations, police station, police, partners, crimes, investigation, inspector ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 1K
Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, haunted by the past, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, nypd, murder mystery, undercover cop, police officer, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%