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, suspenseful, tense, clever and captivating films and TV shows about / with legal, lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, trial, crimes, murder, dishonesty, rivalry and crime plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as legal: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), How to Get Away with Murder (2014), Suits (2011), Michael Clayton (2007), The Good Wife (2009), The Bedroom Window (1987), Unbowed (2011), Rake (2014), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Conviction (2010).

List of legal movies

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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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, legal, crimes, manipulations, murder mystery, teachers and students, college, law student, court case, lawyer, defense attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 8.5
 334K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, stylized, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, prodigy, law firm, success, mentor, legal, boss and employee, rivalry, deal, blackmail, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.2
 150K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, lawsuit, law firm, divorce, guilt, cover up, scandal, corruption, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, california
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 8.3
 64K
The Good Wife (2009)
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: captivating, serious, clever, touching, realistic ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, legal, legal investigation, lawyer, trial, crumbling marriage, law firm, courtroom, district attorney, corruption, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, serial killer, infidelity, police investigation, murder, mind game, femme fatale, danger, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
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 6.7
 519
Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, injustice, uncover truth, rivalry, courtroom, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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 6.8
 3K
Rake (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Keegan Deane's staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the law cases that nobody else will touch. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, cynical, humorous
Plot: legal, courtroom, family relations, hotshot lawyer, crimes, intrigue, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, lawyer, against the rules, rivalry, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.2
 40K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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: touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, convict, injustice, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, prison, life is a bitch, legal, investigation, trial ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.7
 13K
12 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A loose remake of “12 Angry Men”, “12” is set in contemporary Moscow where 12 very different men must unanimously decide the fate of a young Chechen accused of murdering his step-father, a Russian army officer. Consigned to a makeshift jury ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, inter cultural, suspense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, racism, legal, murder, russian, court case, life is a bitch, society, teenage life, family relations, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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: realistic, clever, biting, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, corruption, greed, yuppie, hotshot hero, millionaire, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea ...
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: dark humor, captivating, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, workplace situations, family relations, moral dilemma, legal, crimes, brother brother relationship, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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: judge, courtroom, small town, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, dysfunctional family, trial, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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 5.9
 5K
Bad Judge (2014)
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: humorous, not serious, realistic, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, female judge, legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, power relations, workplace humor, female boss, mini van, drinking contest, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 4K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: rough, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: lawyer, law firm, custody, legal, society, friendship, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, child in peril, dysfunctional family, social worker, adoptive mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pittsburgh
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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, society, religions or cults, social decay, legal, politics, americana, courtroom drama, dishonesty, death row ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 7.6
 30K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: law and order, crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, police, legal, courtroom, police investigation, murder, homicide detective, rivalry, punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 2K
Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Theodore 'Teddy' Hoffman is a highly-regarded defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. Having successfully defended the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a much-publicised murder trial, he is now involved in the ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: legal, lawyer, murder, law firm, hotshot lawyer, couple relations, workplace situations, crime, boss and employee, couples, investigation, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 7.6
 9K
Eli Stone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eli Stone is an American legal comedy-drama TV series, named for its title character. The series follows Stone, a San Francisco lawyer who begins to have hallucinations, which leads him to two possible conclusions: a potentially fatal brain ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sentimental, feel good ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, lawyers and clients, trial, uptight character, power relations, family relations, self discovery, dedicated lawyer, siblings relations, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, courtroom, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, fighting the system, legal, journalism, danger, frame up, injustice ...
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Law & Order: LA (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: law and order, murder, legal action, police investigation, legal, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, power relations, courtroom, district attorney, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Clearstream Affair (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world of shadowy multinational banking puts him in contact with an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: investigation, corporate crimes, uncover truth, legal investigation, legal, dishonesty, journalism, political intrigue, politics, state affairs, greed, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, taiwan
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Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, touching, sincere
Plot: politics, hijacking, terrorism, courtroom drama, legal action, legal, danger, culture clash, crimes, confined, save the day, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, east germany, east berlin east germany, berlin germany ...
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Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: intense, tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, fighting the system, dishonesty, media, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.1
 595
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, clever, christian film, tense ...
Plot: courtroom, tragic hero, bible, courtroom drama, apocalypse, save the world, fighting the system, leadership, legal, woman in danger, society, injustice ...
Time: future
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 8.3
 13K
Close-Up (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into ...
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, avant garde
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, cons and scams, legal, fighting the system, filmmaking, reporter, filmmaker, mistaken identity, artists and showbiz, rivalry, lawsuit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tehran iran, iran
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A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, dishonesty, legal, legal action, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.3
 3K
Salvador (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The story of Salvador Puig Antich, one of the last political prisoners to be executed under Franco's Fascist State in 1974.
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: anarchist, legal, against humanity, legal investigation, rebellion, missing person, politics, journalism, rebelliousness, dictatorship, crime, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
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 8.0
 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, and on TV2 In New Zealand. It first was broadcast ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: lawyer, law firm, jury, media circus, trial, legal investigation, legal, rivalry, courtroom drama, celebrity culture, innocence, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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