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, twists and turns and clever films and TV shows about / with legal, courtroom, lawyer, crimes, courtroom drama, court, judge, murder, investigation and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, South Korea 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), The Bedroom Window (1987), Better Call Saul (2015), Law & Order (1990), The Judge (2014), The Firm (1993), Murder One (1995).

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
Plot: murder, murder mystery, hotshot lawyer, teachers and students, legal, crimes, court case, defense attorney, law student, lawyer, courtroom, manipulations ...
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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, court, murder, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, trial, crimes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
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 8.4
 376K
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: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, success, mastermind, prodigy, ambition, workplace situations, ambitious, deal, rivals ...
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: intellectual, serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, law firm, lawyers and clients, murder, lawsuit, revenge, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, scotland
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
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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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: realistic, witty, captivating, stylized, tense ...
Plot: dark humor, moral dilemma, dishonesty, crimes, lawyer, workplace situations, hotshot lawyer, cons and scams, lawyer client relationship, family relations, private investigator, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.7
 33K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, clever, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime investigation, law and order, legal, lawyer, evidence, police, homicide detective, murder, courtroom, police investigation, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 184K
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, jury, murder trial, homecoming, family relations, legal, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new york, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 126K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: law firm, legal, moral dilemma, blackmail, mafia, surveillance, lawyer, fighting the system, crimes, murder, seduction, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee, boston, southern usa ...
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 8.1
 2K
Murder One (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, contemplative
Plot: legal, murder, lawyer, law firm, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, crime, investigation, boss and employee, workplace situations, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: legal, supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, politics, unlikely couple, romance, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace romance, courtroom drama, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
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 7.4
 378
Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, lawyers and clients, legal action, dedicated lawyer, reluctant partners, workplace situations, law firm, lawsuit, power relations, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.2
 160K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, murder, lawsuit, divorce, guilt, cover up, scandal, crimes, corruption, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, california
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 8.3
 70K
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, sincere ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, law firm, court, lawyers and clients, self discovery, legal, secret, lawyer, crumbling marriage, district attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.4
 101K
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, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder investigation, multiple suspects, police detective, uncover truth, small town, murder, grief, courtroom drama, partners, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.7
 594
Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, 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, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, society, judge, court, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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 7.2
 43K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, 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, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, court, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.2
 68K
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: clever, thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, domestic violence, lawyer, self defense, legal, courtroom, lawsuit, hopes, selflessness, civil action, life changing experience ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: memphis, new jersey
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Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal, embezzlement, dishonesty, political corruption, disorder, couple relations, couples, law enforcement, legal action, legal investigation, investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, false accusation, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 7.1
 3K
The Verdict (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his wife's murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc will do everything in his power to stop it from happening... He is going to take justice into his own hands and will then compete with the constitutional state which let him ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: justice, legal, legal action, injustice, life is a bitch, lawyers and clients, courtroom drama, courtroom, court, trial, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: legal, gangsters, courtroom, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, fall in love, dangerous attraction, hitman, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Man from Galveston (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Circuit-riding Texas lawyer Timothy Higgins defends a former girlfriend against a murder charge stemming from an extortionist's threat to reveal her shady past. Through adroit courtroom work, Higgins is able to acquit her and reveal who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense
Plot: legal, legal action, murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, courtroom, lawyer, lynch mob, deadly, heroes, palaces castles and temples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: texas
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 6.3
 17K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, death sentence, justice, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, court, professor, trial, terrorist, false accusation, power relations, injustice, crimes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
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 7.7
 245K
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: tense, earnest, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, u.s. navy, lawyer, marines, hotshot lawyer, trial, suicide, court, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
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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, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, dark humor, greed, corporate crimes, deception, stock broker, rags to riches, money laundering, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, big ben london, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.6
 94K
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: thought provoking, factual, touching, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, boxing, prison life, freedom, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.4
 5K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, child in peril, custody, rivalry, society, friendship, hotshot lawyer, father son relationship, social worker, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
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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: exciting, humorous, tense, sincere
Plot: seeing the future, romance, supernatural, friendship, precognition, love triangle, danger, legal, prosecutor, lawyer, justice, police ...
Place: korea
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