Court movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant court movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious, interesting, intense and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with court, lawyer, courtroom, legal, justice, mentor, courtroom drama, redemption, runaway and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as court: Marshall (2017), Erin Brockovich (2000), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Primal Fear (1996), A Time to Kill (1996), The Judge (2014), Changeling (2008), Runaway Jury (2003), My Cousin Vinny (1992), The Reader (2008).

List of court movies

 7.3
 25K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, touching, political ...
Plot: court, racism, lawyer, courtroom, injustice, african american, racial segregation, african american protagonist, racial discrimination, justice, racial issues, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: new york, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city, mississippi, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 204K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: inspirational, factual, touching, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: environmental, lawyer, court, justice, contamination, small town, investigation, corporate crime, against the odds, single mother, corruption, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
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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.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, twists and turns, murder, legal, courtroom drama, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, arrest, suspense, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills, san francisco
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 7.7
 228K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twist ending, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: twists and turns, mental illness, court, plot twist, murder, corruption, psychopath, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, psychology, courtroom drama ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.5
 166K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom drama, court, murder, justice, courtroom, small town, rape, legal, injustice, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, canada, southern usa
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 7.4
 195K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, small town, court, courtroom, jury, murder trial, parent child relationship, judge, homecoming, courtroom drama, legal, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: indiana, massachusetts, usa, chicago illinois, new york
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 7.8
 259K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, missing child, fighting the system, court, missing person, uncover truth, police corruption, disorder, life is a bitch, child murder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1935, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, canada, seattle
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 7.1
 100K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: clever, tense, twist ending, surprise ending, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: court, lawyer, corruption, courtroom drama, courtroom, jury, suspense, twists and turns, legal, lobbyist, justice, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, indiana, cincinnati ohio ...
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 7.6
 129K
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his ...
Style: funny, feel good, light, humorous, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, small town, legal, justice, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, jail, cousin cousin relationship, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, new york, new jersey, southern usa, usa
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 7.6
 250K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, forbidden love, court, first love, nazi, holocaust, older woman younger man sex, secret, world war two, sex ...
Time: year 1958, year 1988, year 1966, post world war two, year 1980 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, europe ...
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 6.6
 30K
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, court, legal, courtroom, suspense, lawsuit, law firm, environmental, justice, investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, new york, washington d.c., new jersey
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 7.2
 45K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, inspirational, sad ...
Plot: lawyer, court, legal, fighting the system, courtroom drama, prison, injustice, false accusation, freedom, legal action, hopes, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: massachusetts, rhode island, boston, usa
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An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, torture, court, confined, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, murder, captivity, true crime, family problems, domestic violence, threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
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A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, court, courtroom drama, prejudice, legal, lawyer, investigation, injustice, false accusation, suspense, murder, religious persecution ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: political, emotional, disturbing, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, holocaust, judge, court, jewish, justice, lawyer, war, legal, politics, courtroom ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 60s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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 7.7
 270K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, tricky, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, military, justice, court, u.s. navy, marines, suspense, army investigation, court martial, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
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 8.5
 419K
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: captivating, stylized, witty, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, hotshot lawyer, photographic memory, boss, ambition, success, mastermind, corporate world, workplace situations, ambitious ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: realistic, disturbing, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, fighting the system, legal, suspense, rape, corruption, justice, hotshot lawyer, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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 8.4
 78K
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, clever, political, entertaining ...
Plot: legal, politics, lawyer, workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, law firm, lawyers and clients, court, self discovery, female protagonist, working mom, justice ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.3
 44K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, sincere, emotional, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, sexual harassment, lawsuit, small town, rape, feminism, sexism, against the odds, lawyer, labor union, women, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: minnesota, usa
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 7.8
 15K
12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, talky, clever ...
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, court, legal action, argument, murder, lawyer, uncover truth, courtroom, injustice, society, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious, controversial ...
Plot: prison, torture, court, brutality, injustice, escape, lawyer, suspense, prison escape, drugs, escape attempt, jail ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1975 ...
Place: turkey, brooklyn new york city, istanbul turkey, greece
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The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: factual, political, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, civil war, court, historical character, politics, conspiracy, president, assassination, death sentence, american civil war, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c., california
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 6.5
 16K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, neo noir, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, court, legal, murder, courtroom drama, twists and turns, suspense, surveillance, women, murder mystery, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
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 6.9
 316K
Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: lawyer, father son relationship, liar, lie, court, change of heart, divorce, courtroom, ex husband ex wife relationship, truth, dysfunctional family, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, boston, usa, los angeles
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 7.1
 12K
Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, political, philosophical ...
Plot: holocaust, strong female lead, court, nazi war criminal, nazi, philosopher, strong female character, world war two, war crime, society, legal action, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961
Place: germany, jerusalem, usa, israel, new york
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 6.3
 45K
High Crimes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: clever, twist ending, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, adult
Plot: lawyer, twists and turns, army investigation, murder, military, court, fbi, false accusation, suspense, marines, life turned upside down, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1988, 21st century
Place: san francisco, latin america, usa, los angeles, mexico
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The Good Neighbor (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two high school filmmakers decide to create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor.
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: found footage, hidden camera, revenge, court, twists and turns, old man, lawyer, crime gone awry, bullying, home invasion, secrets, brutality ...
Time: year 2014, 2010s, 21st century
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Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, psychological, sad, emotional ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, nun, court, redemption, murder, lethal injection, execution, justice, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, southern usa
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 7.7
 247K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sad, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, lawyer, courtroom drama, gay, lgbt, hiv, court, lawsuit, judiciary, homosexual, prejudice, courtroom ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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