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Boston Legal (2004)
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Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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 series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore at the legal firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, contemplative, clever, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, ethics, partners, legal, society, idealism, workplace, civil rights, friendship, alzheimer's disease, weirdo, mentor, legal action, high priced lawyer, crimes, friends, trial, divorce, legal investigation, veteran, ex husband, ethnic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts

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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, courtroom, courtroom drama, power relations, dedicated lawyer and lawyers and clients mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Boston Legal: Franklin & Bash (2011), Suits (2011), Harry's Law (2011), Rake (2014), Drop Dead Diva (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When they're not hanging out at their favorite hot dog stand pontificating on what they'd go through to enjoy a night with their favorite female celebrities, Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are chasing down their latest clients...sometimes ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, workplace situations, courtroom drama, trial, friends, young man, power relations, ambitious, defense attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, prodigy, ambitious, success, mastermind, deal, workplace situations, ambition, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: clever, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, courtroom drama, workplace, legal action, legal, partners, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
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Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Keegan Deane's staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the law cases that nobody else will touch. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, humorous
Plot: courtroom, legal, family relations, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, intrigue, crimes, lawyer, district attorney, rivalry, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Drop Dead Diva (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A shallow model suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: body swapping, law firm, reincarnation, back from the dead, supernatural, overweight, heaven and hell, lawyer, physical appearance, fat girl, self esteem, one more chance ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: lawyer, law enforcement, fighting the system, police detective, courtroom drama, society, workplace, legal, rivalry, fighting crime, sexual abuse, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, hopes, courtroom drama, courtroom, workplace, jury, law firm, coworker, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, judge, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, self discovery, legal, law firm, court, lawyer, crumbling marriage, district attorney, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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50%
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Bull (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Jason Bull is the brilliant, brash, and charming founder of a hugely successful trial consulting firm.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, humorous
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, investigation, workplace situations, psychologist, jury, manipulation, research, human nature, outsmarting, leader, analysis ...
Place: new york, usa
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Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Kingdom is a British television series produced by Parallel Film and Television Productions for the ITV network. It was created by Simon Wheeler and stars Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues, and ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: small town, boss and employee, family relations, small town life, siblings relations, legal, apprentice, patronizing, hotshot lawyer, crimes, workplace, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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 ...
Style: tense, clever, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: law firm, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, legal, lawyer, moral dilemma, social problems, dedicated lawyer, workplace, lawyers and clients, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Outlaw (2010)
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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, ...
Style: realistic, clever, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
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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, realistic, tense, clever, stylized
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking ...
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L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: realistic, stylized, clever, serious
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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, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, captivating, stylized, witty ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, workplace situations, moral dilemma, family relations, private investigator, legal, crimes, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol ...
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...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
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Reckless (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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.  
Style: sexy, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
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Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal action, lawsuit, workplace situations, reluctant partners, law firm, power relations, single mother, courtroom ...
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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, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, courtroom drama, fighting crime, workplace, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, hotshot lawyer, partners, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, mystery, legal action, elderly, jury, lawyers and clients, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
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31%
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From the Hip (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, psychological, satirical ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
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Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, lawsuit, moral dilemma, ambition, workplace, courtroom, boss and employee, power relations, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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29%
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Benched (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Nina is a dedicated, career driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and now finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned ...
Style: humorous, sitcom, semi serious, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, disorder, legal, life turned upside down, power relations, courtroom, lawyer, love and romance, courtroom drama
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Unusuals (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Unusuals is a comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from April 8 to June 17, 2009 in the U.S. and Global in Canada. The pilot and first episode were written by Noah Hawley, a former writer and producer for Fox's Bones. An ABC ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, dark humor ...
Plot: police detective, police station, partners, policewoman, uncover truth, fighting crime, workplace, workplace situations, crimes, rookie, police, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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 ...
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, legal, workaholic, uninhibited rivalry, scapegoat, jury, rivalry, ambition, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
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