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, captivating, clever and tense films and TV shows about / with legal, lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, crimes, murder, trial, power relations, rivalry and judge plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, South Korea, UK 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 Good Wife (2009), The Bedroom Window (1987), Michael Clayton (2007), Unbowed (2011), Rake (2014), The Escape Artist (2013), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

List of legal movies

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, legal, manipulations, crimes, teachers and students, court case, rivalry, lawyer, college, law student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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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, mind game, legal, judge, murder, arrest, trial, courtroom drama, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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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: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, prodigy, law firm, mentor, success, boss and employee, legal, rivalry, deal, rivals, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, district attorney, law firm, corruption, politics, infidelity ...
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, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rapist, false accusation, police investigation, legal, investigation, serial killer, infidelity, murder, danger, mind game, femme fatale, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
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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, lawsuit, law firm, divorce, guilt, legal, 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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 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, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, uncover truth, rivalry, courtroom, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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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, humorous, cynical
Plot: courtroom, legal, family relations, crimes, hotshot lawyer, intrigue, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, lawyer, district attorney, power relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Escape Artist (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: intellectual, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: law firm, legal, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, revenge, hotshot lawyer, deadly, danger, lawyers and clients, crimes, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, scotland
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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, injustice, convict, legal action, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, prison, legal, life is a bitch, investigation, trial ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 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, social differences, family relations, hopes ...
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: clever, biting, captivating, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, success, corruption, ambition, cons and scams, yuppie, wall street, greed, hotshot hero, american dream, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1987, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bahamas, switzerland, italy ...
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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, stylized, witty ...
Plot: dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, moral dilemma, workplace situations, family relations, crimes, legal, private investigator, brother brother relationship, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams ...
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, emotional, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, judge, courtroom, lawyer, dysfunctional family, small town, trial, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, power relations, workplace humor, female protagonist, female boss, drinking contest, mini van ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 15K
Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mauritania, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant ...
Style: disturbing, harsh, compassionate, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: political unrest, legal, religions or cults, family in crisis, life turned upside down, religious differences, islam, desert, religious fanatic, abuse of power, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, middle east
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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: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lawyer, law firm, custody, legal, rivalry, friendship, society, hotshot lawyer, child in peril, adoptive mother, social worker, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pittsburgh
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 6.2
 561
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: law enforcement, dishonesty, hopes, heroes, state affairs, politics, danger, military, rivalry, legal, false accusation, fighting the system ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, thought provoking
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, serious, clever ...
Plot: law and order, crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, police, legal, courtroom, murder, homicide detective, police investigation, punishment, coworker ...
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, couple relations, workplace situations, crime, hotshot lawyer, boss and employee, investigation, couples, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 8.4
 41K
Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, ethics, hotshot lawyer, partners, legal, idealism, workplace, civil rights, society, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 6.8
 1K
The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Plot: who done it, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, rivalry, deadly, crimes, legal, murder, legal investigation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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 7.8
 1K
Janet King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, clever
Plot: courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, ambition, boss and employee, legal action, workplace situations, workplace, legal, murder, courtroom, child birth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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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, surreal, sentimental, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: lawyer, lawyers and clients, trial, courtroom drama, legal, dedicated lawyer, siblings relations, self discovery, power relations, uptight character, family relations, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 8.5
 4K
Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, uncover truth, double life, deadly, police detective, lawyer, murder, legal, mystery, crimes, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.0
 4K
Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: serious, clever, captivating, realistic
Plot: ambition, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, courtroom drama, lawyer, workplace intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, success, workplace, lawyers and clients, legal, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 6.6
 11K
Black or White (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: custody battle, family problems, interracial relations, custody, family in crisis, rivalry, legal, racism, society, widower, courtroom, grandfather ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
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 7.1
 5K
The Firm (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As a young associate, Mitchell McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob -- and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, legal, witness protection, corruption, family man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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