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Judge John Deed (2001)
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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 the cases before him. It also stars Jenny Seagrove as the barrister Jo Mills, frequently the object of Deed's desire. A pilot episode was broadcast on 9 January 2001, followed by the first full series on 26 November 2001. The sixth and last series concluded on 18 January 2007. The programme then went on an indefinite break after Shaw became involved in another television programme, and he and Seagrove expressed a wish for the format of the series to change before they filmed new episodes. By 2009, the series had officially been cancelled. The six series produced make it the longest-running BBC legal drama. The factual accuracy of the series is often criticised by legal professionals and journalists; many of the decisions taken by Deed are unlikely to happen in a real court. The romanticised vision of the court system created by Newman caused a judge to issue a warning to a jury not to let the series influence their view of trials—referring to an episode where Deed flouts rules when called up for jury duty. Another episode led to complaints about biased and incorrect information about the MMR vaccine, leading the BBC to ban repeats of it in its original form. All six series have been released on DVD in the UK.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: judge, trial, courtroom, corruption, workplace intrigue, workplace, courtroom drama, uninhibited rivalry, life, court, ambition, legal, court hearing, judiciary, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, middle aged man

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and captivating films and TV series with plots about legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, power relations, dedicated lawyer and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Judge John Deed: Silk (2011), Janet King (2014), PMTA (2018), Law & Order: UK (2009), Inspector George Gently (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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, realistic, captivating
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, courtroom drama, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace intrigue, lawyers and clients, legal, courtroom, success, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, clever, political thriller
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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PMTA (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Marcel Ben David is a former police officer that joins PMTA (initials in Hebrew for: Tel Aviv District Attorney), and herself in the middle of an entangled corruption story. A suspenseful legal drama with Chen Amsalem, Shlomo Bar-Aba and Oshri Cohen.
Style: clever, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: judiciary, legal, corruption, attorney general, police interrogation, investigation, judge, lawyer, district attorney, court, police investigation, attorney
Place: israel
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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, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, forensics, police detective, police investigation, cop witness relations, crimes, crime, workplace, fighting crime, rivalry, courtroom drama, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
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Kavanagh QC (1995)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, family relations, lawyer, judge, courtroom drama, family life, crimes, porn, prostitute, crime, power relations, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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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 ...
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Plot: courtroom, jury, courtroom drama, fighting crime, workplace, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, hotshot lawyer, partners, legal ...
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Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Conviction (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, ...
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The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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 ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
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Accused (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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
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Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Reckless (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city of Charleston, S.C. apart.  
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak
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First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Killing Time (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killing Time is an Australian television drama series on TV1 subscription television channel which first screened in 2011. It is based on the true story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser. In New Zealand it screens on Prime Television. The ten part ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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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
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Perry must defend the husband of an old flame from a murder charge.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young theatre director is accused of killing a more famous Broadway director. Perry takes his case.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Time: 80s
Place: usa
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
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