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The list contains the best, new and most relevant courtroom movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, dramatic, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with courtroom, lawyer, legal, justice, courtroom drama, corruption, court, runaway, mentor and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as courtroom: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Big Eyes (2014), The Good Wife (2009), Bad Judge (2014), How to Get Away with Murder (2014), The Good Fight (2017), American Crime (2015), Guilt (2016), A Few Good Men (1992), ...and justice for all. (1979).
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The Good Wife
Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA
43 min.
 8.3
The Good Fight
Drama
USA
45 min.
 8.4
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Gotti
Biography, Crime, Drama
Canada, USA
112 min.
 4.8
Acrimony
Thriller
USA
120 min.
 5.5

List of courtroom movies

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, supernatural, courtroom, catholicism, good versus evil, devil, uncover truth, religion, death, demons, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
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 7.0
 73K
Big Eyes
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, captivating, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: art, greed, marriage, courtroom, creativity, unsupportive spouse, justice, destiny, manipulation, ambition, couple relations, plagiarism ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: san francisco, california, hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii
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 8.3
 60K
The Good Wife
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, starting over, legal, workplace situations, couple relations, hopes, infidelity, law firm, corruption, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.9
 4K
Bad Judge
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series chronicles the personal life (and the wild lifestyle) of Rebecca Wright, a tough-as-nails judge serving on the Los Angeles County Circuit Court, whose time off the bench is spent partying and displaying a reckless behavior. Her reputation ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, female judge, courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, workplace humor, power relations, female boss, mini van, drinking contest, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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How to Get Away with Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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
Plot: murder, hotshot lawyer, law student, court case, crimes, legal, courtroom, defense attorney, power relations, manipulations, teachers and students, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 8.4
 11K
The Good Fight
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Picking up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, exciting
Plot: law firm, lawyer, investigation, courtroom, female protagonist, business partner, intrigue, scandal, love affair, government, mistrust, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century
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American Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, crimes, family relations, interracial relations, tragedy, society, parents and children, murder, racism, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.1
 2K
Guilt
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Natalie’s sister Grace becomes the prime suspect in her roommate Molly’s murder and popular target for the press and in social media, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and heads to London to defend her. With the help of an ethically ...
Style: surprise ending, enigmatic, suspense, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, murder suspect, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, courtroom, drugs/alcohol, sex scene, murder mystery, sister sister relationship, jealousy, lawyer, university, lgbt ...
Place: london
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 7.7
 207K
A Few Good Men
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, clever, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, lawyer, military, corruption, underdog, court, justice, death, dedicated lawyer, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
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...and justice for all.
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: clever, suspense, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, lawyer, courtroom drama, corruption, court, rape, betrayal, guilt, investigation, dedicated lawyer, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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 7.1
 84K
Runaway Jury
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: suspense, clever, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, corruption, surveillance, manipulation, conspiracy, justice, chase, court, revenge, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, ohio, indiana, cincinnati ohio
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My Cousin Vinny
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, funny, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, court, courtroom drama, culture clash, murder, justice, mistaken identity, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, southern usa, new jersey
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A Cry in the Dark
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, 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: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, investigation, tragedy, prejudice, justice, dedicated lawyer, australian, camp, guilt, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Judgment at Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 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: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, holocaust, genocide, german, war, idealism, nazi, redemption, jewish, nazis, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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: atmospheric, touching, disturbing, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, small town, courtroom, lawyer, idealism, court, courtroom drama, childhood, prejudice, morality, poverty, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.1
 30K
Find Me Guilty
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: witty, semi serious, dramatic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, courtroom, crime, mafia, courtroom drama, lawyer, gangster, organized crime, mob, drugs, court, undercover cop ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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 7.1
 53K
The Rainmaker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, justice, court, underdog, hospital, dedicated lawyer, revenge, mentor, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey
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Ghosts of Mississippi
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, lawyer, murder, assassination, court, dedicated lawyer, segregation, investigation, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Trial and Error
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, witty ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, court, legal action, comedy of errors, courtroom drama, mistaken identity, nothing goes right, fish out of water, dishonesty, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey
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Kramer vs. Kramer
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, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: divorce, courtroom, marriage, lawyer, family, father son relationship, single parent, single father, justice, custody, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 2K
From the Hip
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, semi serious, realistic, satirical, light ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, chase, protagonist as suspect, mentor, against the rules, army investigation, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, california
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 7.6
 84K
The Hurricane
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, fighting the system, racism, friendship, boxing, freedom, prejudice, police corruption, murder, sport, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
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Murder in the First
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, dramatic, factual ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, torture, male nudity, dedicated lawyer, corruption, mentor, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
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 7.7
 200K
Philadelphia
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, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: aids, lawyer, gay, courtroom, courtroom drama, prejudice, court, dedicated lawyer, hospital, homosexuality, rock, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.2
 39K
Conviction
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: 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: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, prison, sacrifice, courtroom drama, freedom, guilt, court, dedicated lawyer, death ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.8
 31K
The Verdict
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: talky, clever, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, hospital, courtroom, court, fighting the system, lawyer, justice, betrayal, legal action, mentor, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
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 6.5
 12K
Jagged Edge
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, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, courtroom, court, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, crime, neo-noir, guilt, justice, plot twist, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.4
 115K
A Time to Kill
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: suspense, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Presumed Innocent
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, surprise ending, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, investigation, infidelity, guilt, adultery, revenge, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit
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Guilty as Sin
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, lawyer, amateur detective, crime, hotshot lawyer, womanizer, mind game, uncover truth, psychopath, catastrophe, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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