Legal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant legal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, interesting, tense and clever films and TV shows about / with legal, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, crimes, court, courtroom drama, justice, judge and murder 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 legal: How to Get Away with Murder (2014), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Suits (2011), The Escape Artist (2013), A Time to Kill (1996), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Bedroom Window (1987), Michael Clayton (2007), The Rainmaker (1997), Better Call Saul (2015).

List of legal movies

How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder mystery, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, murder, defense attorney, law student, court case, legal, courtroom, college, teachers and students, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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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, twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, legal investigation, legal, courtroom drama, murder, hotshot lawyer, crimes, arrest, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills, san francisco
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 8.5
 402K
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, witty, serious, stylized, talky ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: lawyer, law firm, hotshot lawyer, prodigy, success, mastermind, ambitious, boss, talented, photographic memory, ambition, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Escape Artist (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A chilling and bloody legal thriller that explores the line between law and justice. Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand ...
Style: serious, intellectual, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, lawsuit, law firm, murder, revenge, crimes, mistrust, jury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, scotland
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 7.4
 159K
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, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, 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, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, small town, poverty, single father, rape, court, childhood, legal, racial discrimination ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, neo noir, sexy, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rapist, legal, false accusation, serial killer, investigation, police investigation, murder, obsession, infidelity, crimes, femme fatale, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: maryland, baltimore, san francisco
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 7.2
 166K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, cerebral, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, corruption, murder, guilt, character study, crimes, law firm, business, divorce, mental illness, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, california, wisconsin, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.2
 73K
The Rainmaker (1997)
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: suspense, exciting, intense, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, legal investigation, justice, domestic violence, lawsuit, self defense, insurance company, hopes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, memphis
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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: witty, captivating, tense, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, crimes, hotshot lawyer, dark humor, workplace situations, moral dilemma, dishonesty, family relations, private investigator, legal, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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, dark, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, devil, religion, courtroom, priest, curses spells and rituals, investigation, death, demon, lawyer, catholicism, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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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, cynical, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, court, corruption, rape, hotshot lawyer, lawyers and clients, injustice, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, factual, semi serious, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, free love, drug addiction, porn, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom, court, aids, love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, washington d.c., ohio ...
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, judge, holocaust, world war two, court, lawyer, war crime, jewish, nazi, courtroom, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, middle ages, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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 8.4
 75K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, lawyer, court, female protagonist, legal, self discovery, working mom, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 8.0
 155K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: political, suspense, enigmatic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, president, kennedy assassination, assassination, gay slur, conspiracy, legal, cia, assassination of president, politics, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., austin texas, dallas texas, vietnam ...
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 7.8
 3K
Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: small town, lawyer, family relations, boss and employee, small town life, siblings relations, legal, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, apprentice, workplace, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: england, europe
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 8.4
 111K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, tense, emotional, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, murder, multiple suspects, police detective, small town, uncover truth, partners, grief, courtroom drama, whodunit, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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, suspense, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, court, courtroom drama, prejudice, legal, injustice, false accusation, investigation, murder, lawyer, jail, religious persecution ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
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While You Were Sleeping (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A supernatural romance about a woman who can see the future in her dreams, and a prosecutor who fights to stop these future events from happening. The heroine has dreams about unfortunate events that will happen to other people, and the hero is a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, tense, sincere, dorama
Plot: romance, seeing the future, friendship, prosecutor, precognition, legal, supernatural, love triangle, justice, lawyer, police, investigation ...
Place: korea
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, motivational, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: corruption, business, money, rise and fall, wall street, stock market, wealth, success, cons and scams, greed, american dream, stock broker ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1987, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new york, geneva switzerland, usa, italy, manhattan new york city ...
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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, factual, compassionate, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, civil rights, courtroom drama, legal, legal investigation, lawyer, justice, investigation, murder, assassination, racial violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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 7.6
 97K
The Hurricane (1999)
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: inspirational, thought provoking, touching, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, boxing, racism, prison life, courtroom, legal, court, friendship, freedom, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
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 6.8
 134K
The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, law firm, fbi, mafia, legal, corruption, conspiracy, moral dilemma, surveillance, murder, police investigation, blackmail ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis, boston, louisiana ...
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Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: legal, embezzlement, political corruption, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, couples, law enforcement, legal investigation, legal action, husband wife relationship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 6.6
 29K
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: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, court, lawsuit, courtroom, law firm, small town, legal, environmental, legal investigation, uncover truth, success ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, new york, washington d.c., new jersey
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 7.1
 98K
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: twists and turns, suspense, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, court, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, jury, justice, legal, society, righting the wronged, manipulation, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, indiana, cincinnati ohio ...
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 7.4
 191K
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: lawyer, courtroom, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, court, murder trial, jury, homecoming, parent child relationship, funeral, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, massachusetts, usa, chicago illinois, new york
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: devil, lawyer, supernatural, deal with the devil, law firm, ambition, satan, hotshot lawyer, temptation, ethics, god or devil, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, southern usa, usa ...
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 7.8
 13K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, witty, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, politics, war, military, legal, anti war, murder, court, military life, tragedy, australian ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, england, south australia
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