Courtroom movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant courtroom movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever, talky and suspense films and TV shows about / with courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, murder, crimes, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, crime and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as courtroom: A Few Good Men (1992), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), ...and justice for all. (1979), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Judgment (2001), The Judge (2014), The Defenders (1961), My Cousin Vinny (1992).

List of courtroom movies

 7.7
 217K
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: intense, tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, navy, military, suicide, army investigation, lawyer, murder, sexism, trial, marines, u.s. navy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, captivating, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, legal, mind game, judge, murder, arrest, trial, courtroom drama, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: suspense, scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom, devil, priest, lawyer, evil force, curses spells and rituals, teenage girl, supernatural, good versus evil, demons, christianity, catholicism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa, campus
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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, suspense, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, fighting the system, lawyer, injustice, moral dilemma, lawyers and clients, price of justice, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, legal, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
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, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, dishonesty, legal, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: divorce, courtroom, custody battle, single father, lawyer, marriage, selfishness, father son relationship, family problems, family, family relations, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 5.1
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Judgment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Helen Hannah, the Christian leader of "Apocalypse" "Revelation" and "Tribulation" is being put on trial in the One Nation Earth Court of Justice. Mitch Kendrick is a lawyer assigned to defend her, and Victoria Thorne, ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, christian film, stylized ...
Plot: courtroom, tragic hero, bible, courtroom drama, apocalypse, save the world, rescue, legal, woman in danger, society, injustice, leadership ...
Time: future
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 7.4
 165K
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, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional, serious ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, judge, courtroom, small town, lawyer, dysfunctional family, trial, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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 8.0
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The Defenders (1961)
Genre: 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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, workplace, parents and children, defense attorney, legal, family relations, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, trial, dedicated lawyer, small town, court, fish out of water, legal investigation, legal action, young woman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
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 7.1
 86K
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: captivating, tense, cynical, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, court, dishonesty, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cincinnati ohio, indiana, ohio, new orleans, san francisco
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 7.7
 33K
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: tense, touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, character study, redemption, courtroom, self esteem, fighting the system, injustice, coma, legal action, workplace situations, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
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Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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 6.9
 12K
Bull (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, workplace situations, lawyer, psychologist, jury, investigation, manipulation, leader, analysis, human nature, legal, law enforcement ...
Place: usa
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Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, who done it, crime, mob boss, organized crime, law enforcement, society, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Guilty as Sin (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, womanizer, psychopath, crime, crimes, legal investigation, uncover truth, hotshot lawyer, manipulations, dangerous attraction, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. Luther's account ...
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, courtroom, murder, secret door, newspaper, small town, nothing goes right, uncover truth, crimes, anniversary, mystery, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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 7.1
 3K
Reckless (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, touching ...
Plot: courtroom, opposites attract, courtroom drama, legal, crimes, hotshot lawyer, lawyers and clients, lawyer, love and romance, romance, friendship, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hockey player of friend of Ken Malansky's is accused of murdering a team owner. Perry takes the case.
Style: mind bending, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, boss and employee, mystery, athlete's life, crimes, rivalry, murder, false accusation, legal, dedicated lawyer, crime, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ken Malansky, a law student of Perry Mason's, is accused of murdering a fellow student. Perry is reluctant to take on his case as the victim was the son of a close friend.
Style: serious, witty, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, legal, deadly, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, who done it, power relations ...
Time: 80s
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, dishonesty, investigation, legal, false accusation, courtroom drama, mind game, amateur detective, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
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 7.5
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Kavanagh QC (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
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, judge, crime, crimes, hopes, family life, family relations, power relations, rivalry, prostitute, porn, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A painter, believed to be dead, returns to make allegations that a gallery owner is selling counterfeits of his work. Later, the artist is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, serious, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, false accusation, forgery, legal, amateur detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, frame up, false accusation, life is a bitch, rivalry, courtroom drama, injustice, legal, prison, righting the wronged, power relations ...
Time: 80s
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: talky, cynical, suspenseful, clever, mind bending ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, private detective, false accusation, legal, power relations, righting the wronged, wrong place wrong time, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll 'kill him before she leaves the show', she makes herself the prime suspect ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, deadly, actor's life, legal, amateur detective, dishonesty, who done it, artists and showbiz, crimes, mystery, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 6.6
 2K
Ace Attorney (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Based primarily on the first game in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the film focuses on rookie defense attorney Ryūichi Naruhodō, as he strives to protect his clients in various murder trials, including the death of his mentor, Chihiro ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, not serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, lawyer, false accusation, jury, legal, ghost, courtroom drama, rivalry, dishonesty, multiple suspects, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A full-length adaptation, originally staged as a play, of the court-martial segment from the novel "The Caine Mutiny".
Style: disturbing, biting, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, court martial, ship, army investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, mentally unstable, military life, leadership, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An actor rigs a fake shooting on TV with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes wrong when the gun turns out to contain a live round.
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, manipulations, tv show, amateur detective, private detective, righting the wronged, legal, who done it, mystery ...
Time: 80s
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