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 suspense films and TV shows about / with legal, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, dishonesty, murder, crimes, trial, crime and society plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada 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), Unbowed (2011), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), 12 (2007), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Judge (2014).

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, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, lawyer, judge, murder, arrest, mind game, courtroom, manipulations, jury, trial ...
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, crimes, legal, teachers and students, manipulations, law student, court case, defense attorney, college, lgbt, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 8.6
 321K
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: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: prodigy, hotshot lawyer, boss and employee, lawyer, mentor, legal, success, law firm, rivalry, rivals, blackmail, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 148K
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, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, california
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 8.3
 62K
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, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, lawyer, legal investigation, trial, crumbling marriage, corruption, courtroom, law firm, district attorney, politics, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 498
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, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, courtroom, uncover truth, rivalry, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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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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 7.7
 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, suspense, realistic, sincere, inter cultural ...
Plot: jury, racism, courtroom drama, legal, murder, russian, court case, life is a bitch, heroes, society, social differences, teenage life ...
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, captivating, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, money, greed, yuppie, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, big ben london, bahamas, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 161K
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, small town, lawyer, homecoming, parent child relationship, hotshot lawyer, crimes, uncover truth, legal, manslaughter, trial, jury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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 5.9
 4K
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, female protagonist, drinking contest, mini van ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 4K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
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: realistic, rough, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, law firm, custody, legal, friendship, rivalry, society, hotshot lawyer, adoptive mother, dysfunctional family, child in peril, social worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, legal, politics, americana, courtroom drama, social decay, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: usa, massachusetts
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 7.7
 29K
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, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, evidence, law and order, police, legal, courtroom, police investigation, murder, homicide detective, rivalry, dedicated lawyer ...
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, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: legal, lawyer, murder, law firm, couple relations, crime, workplace situations, boss and employee, hotshot lawyer, couples, investigation, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, cia agent, assassination attempt, corruption, price of justice, state affairs, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.3
 12K
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, semi serious, clever, avant garde
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, cons and scams, legal, fighting the system, filmmaking, reporter, filmmaker, mistaken identity, disorder, dishonesty, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tehran iran, iran
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 7.9
 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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, jury, media circus, trial, legal investigation, rivalry, legal, innocence, celebrity culture, courtroom drama, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.2
 3K
One Way (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: To cover up his infidelities and protect his upcoming marriage, a star advertiser helps free an accused rapist by giving a false alibi and suffers the brutal revenge of the victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, tense
Plot: rapist, revenge, rape, false accusation, testimony, courtroom, vengeance, crime, crimes, couple relations, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.4
 118K
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: suspense, sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, historical character, trial, boarding house, death sentence, legal, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
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 5.3
 14K
Edison (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police corruption, journalist, police brutality, fighting the system, legal, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
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 8.0
 130K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, cia, kennedy assassination, fighting the system, political corruption, evidence, district attorney, government, legal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., cuba, vietnam
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Laws of Attraction (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.
Style: humorous, talky, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: workplace romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, hotshot lawyer, love and romance, divorce, divorce lawyer, romance, couples, screwball, lawyer, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university, san francisco
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 7.6
 86K
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: touching, thought provoking, factual, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, racism, courtroom, friendship, freedom, prison life, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.2
 167K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, obsession, lawyer, courtroom drama, perfect crime, manipulation, legal investigation, attempted murder, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: district attorney, dishonesty, life turned upside down, murder, serial killer, crimes, crime, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, legal, hit and run, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 292
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: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, parents and children, workplace, defense attorney, family relations, legal, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Follow the Money (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 'Deceived' is about economic crime. About what happens to people when greed and ambition corrupts. The series exposeses viewers into economic crimes complex world. In the banks, the stock exchange and in boardrooms.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, hopes, cons and scams, price of justice, corporate crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, legal, investigation, greed, police detective, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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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, realistic, captivating, stylized, witty ...
Plot: dishonesty, workplace situations, family relations, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, legal, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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