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, suspense, clever and tense films and TV shows about / with courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, crimes, lawyer, murder, trial, dedicated lawyer, court and crime plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as courtroom: A Few Good Men (1992), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), ...and justice for all. (1979), The Judge (2014), The Verdict (1982), Presumed Innocent (1990), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Bull (2016), Runaway Jury (2003).

List of courtroom movies

 7.7
 226K
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, twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, suicide, marines, lawyer, military, murder, legal, sexism, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, usa, 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, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, mind game, murder, judge, legal, arrest, manipulations, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
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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 ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, moral dilemma, lawyers and clients, price of justice, injustice, legal action, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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 7.4
 171K
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, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: judge, lawyer, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, small town, legal, family relations, homecoming, parent child relationship, uncover truth, dysfunctional family, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.7
 34K
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: thought provoking, tense, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, character study, redemption, fighting the system, legal action, self esteem, injustice, coma, 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, mistress, lawyer, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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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, couples, lawyer, marriage, selfishness, father son relationship, family relations, family problems, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, manhattan, new york city
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 7.0
 14K
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, humorous, entertaining, light
Plot: courtroom, workplace situations, lawyer, psychologist, jury, investigation, manipulation, leader, outsmarting, analysis, human nature, law enforcement ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 89K
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: stylized, captivating, tense, cynical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, lawyer, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, indiana, ohio, cincinnati ohio, san francisco
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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: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: devil, courtroom, priest, lawyer, evil force, curses spells and rituals, teenage girl, supernatural, religion, good versus evil, demons, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
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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, futuristic ...
Plot: courtroom, tragic hero, bible, save the world, courtroom drama, apocalypse, society, rescue, legal, woman in danger, leadership, fighting the system ...
Time: future
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Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, law and order, fighting crime, workplace, law enforcement, police detective, rivalry, crimes, courtroom drama, lawsuit, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 5K
Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, courtroom, psychologist, holocaust, courtroom drama, nazism, judge, legal, execution, rebellion, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england
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 7.7
 4K
Court (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited the worker to commit the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, social differences, court, human nature, discrimination, injustice, legal, power relations, society, trial, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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 8.0
 327
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, captivating, realistic, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, workplace, parents and children, defense attorney, family relations, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.6
 3K
Ace Attorney (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, 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, captivating, tense, light ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, legal, legal action, rivalry, false accusation, supernatural, jury, multiple suspects, danger, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, justice, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, prison, twists & turns, crime, death, mind game, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
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, murder mystery, teachers and students, legal, lawyer, crimes, manipulations, student life, court case, rivalry, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.6
 102K
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, cult film, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, court, false accusation, legal action, dedicated lawyer, small town, fish out of water, legal, trial, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, new york, new jersey
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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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, murder, womanizer, psychopath, woman in danger, crimes, crime, legal investigation, uncover truth, manipulation, mind game, danger ...
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: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, courtroom, murder, farce, newspaper, secret door, small town, uncover truth, crimes, nothing goes right, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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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, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, opposites attract, crimes, hotshot lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, lawyer, love and romance, romance, friendship, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
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 8.0
 2K
Accused (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Accused is a British television anthology series created by Jimmy McGovern. The drama series first aired on 15 November 2010 on BBC One and has run for two series. Each episode follows a different character as they await their verdict in court, and ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: courtroom, punishment, crimes, trial, dishonesty, crime and punishment, guilt, legal, jury, lawyer, testimony, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, crime, legal action, organized crime, mob boss, gangsters, idealism, society, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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: thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, legal, activist, widow, life is a bitch, injustice, dedicated lawyer, jury, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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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, lawyer, poverty, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, legal, trial, interracial relations, 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, amateur detective, hockey, false accusation, investigation, courtroom drama, murder, workplace, legal, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly ...
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, realistic, witty, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, legal, deadly, dishonesty, college, friendship, university, rivalry, false accusation, courtroom drama, crimes ...
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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, amateur detective, mind game, legal, investigation, rivalry, crimes, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
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