Legal action movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant legal action movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, sincere, dramatic and emotional films and TV shows about / with legal action, legal, lawyer, courtroom, life is a bitch, rivalry, courtroom drama, society, mentor and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres shot in USA, Belgium, Netherlands and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as legal action: 12 Angry Men (1997), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Trial by Jury (1994), Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981), The Social Network (2010), Erin Brockovich (2000), Conviction (2010), A Time to Kill (1996), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Philadelphia (1993).
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Drama, Family
USA
109 min.
 7.4
The Social Network (2010)
Biography, Drama
USA
120 min.
 7.7
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Kings (2017)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
France, Belgium, China, USA
92 min.
 4.9
Woman in Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History
UK
109 min.
 7.3

List of legal action movies

 7.9
 12K
12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: serious, tense, thought provoking, talky, clever ...
Plot: jury, legal action, courtroom drama, legal, uncover truth, social differences, doubts and hesitations, false accusation, argument, lawyer, evidence, revelation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, anthology, murder, legal action, legal investigation, racism, police, criminal, crime investigation, crimes, legal, society ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, cancer, legal action, lawyer, parenthood, hopes, hospital, life is a bitch, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, who done it, crime, false accusation, law enforcement, legal, rivalry, idealism, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bubba, an intellectually disabled man, is falsely accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to be hunted down and shot by four vigilante men. After they are acquitted due to lack of evidence, the men ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious
Plot: scarecrow, vengeance, murder, small town, farmer, lynch mob, mystery, false accusation, injustice, legal action, righting the wronged, mentally challenged ...
Time: 80s
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: realistic, talky, clever, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, ambition, inventions and discoveries, programmer, social relations, ego clash, college, computer genius, obsession, corporate world, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, california, harvard university, massachusetts, new york
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 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: captivating, touching, uplifting, factual, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, justice, righting the wronged, relationship vs career, fighting the system, lawyer, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, environmental, court, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, 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: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, fighting the system, convict, legal action, murder, courtroom, prison, hopes, legal, life is a bitch, injustice, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.4
 115K
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, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, courtroom, legal action, rape, court, small town, underdog, trial, racial tension, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: legal action, iranian, house, depression, small town, immigrants, eviction, american dream, debt, loss of son, suicide attempt, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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 7.7
 200K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, sad, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, gays and lesbians, gay, legal action, lawsuit, terminal illness, against the odds, judiciary, prejudice, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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 4.9
 2K
Kings (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, China, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.
Style: bleak, suspense, serious, social, based on true events
Plot: police, shoplifting, blood, neighbor, death, protest, foster child, single mother, chaos and mayhem, legal action, revolt, poverty ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
Place: los angeles
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family relations, legal action, starting over, life turned upside down, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
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It Could Happen to You (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lottery ticket, love triangle, romance, rise to the top, hopes, love and romance, greed, lottery, kindness, generosity, price of fame, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.4
 39K
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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: courtroom drama, law firm, lawyer, legal action, legal, ethics, hotshot lawyer, friendship, partners, society, workplace, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 6.2
 155K
Legally Blonde (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: self discovery, beauty salon, rivalry, university, fish out of water, girl power, law school, blonde, intern, ambition, feminism, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, massachusetts, california
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Raising the Bar (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The lives and cases of young lawyers who work on opposite sides - the public defender's office and the district attorney's office - as well as those who sit in judgment on their cases.
Style: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, tense
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, district attorney, legal action, lawyer, legal, workplace, friends, dedicated lawyer, idealism, friendship, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 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: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, judge, against humanity, courtroom, concentration camp, trial, genocide, war crime, cold war, legal action, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary director Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, media, paparazzi, deportation, negotiation, psychologist, district attorney, media circus, judge, legal action, celebrity culture, legal ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, california, los angeles, poland ...
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 7.9
 958
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: captivating, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: courtroom drama, legal action, courtroom, legal investigation, government corruption, political thriller, ambition, legal, workplace, dedicated lawyer, boss and employee, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.2
 2K
The Verdict (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: legal action, courtroom, courtroom drama, justice, injustice, legal, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, lawyers and clients
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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 8.1
 212
North Square (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: North Square is an award-winning British television drama series written by Peter Moffat and broadcast by Channel 4 at the end of 2000. Starring an ensemble cast, including Phil Davis, Rupert Penry-Jones, Helen McCrory and Kevin McKidd, the ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, legal action, courtroom, uninhibited rivalry, courtroom drama, legal, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, blind ambition, legal investigation, obsession, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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 6.1
 203
Doctor Vlimmen (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A veterinarian lives together with his sister and her son in a small Flemish village. He has to cope with gossip and distrust from the villagers.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: intrigue, friendship, false accusation, legal action, haunted by the past, dishonesty, countryside, small town, rivalry, friends, golden years, aging ...
Time: 20s, 70s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, netherlands
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 7.0
 1K
Interview (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged journalist interviews the real-life Dutch star Katja Schuurman, in her own loft. Pierre, the journalist is annoyed at being given such a fluffy assignment, as he is normally a political correspondent. Initially he has no questions for ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: legal action, politics, legal, deadly, media, rebellion, rivalry, society, state affairs, couples, confession, drug use ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.2
 123
Rape of Love (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Nicole, nurse in Grenoble, is raped one night by four men. Deeply scarred, emotionally and physically, she thinks she will never recover from the trauma. Following a friend's advice, she decides to file a lawsuit.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: hospital, rape, strong sexual content, legal action, sexual abuse, engagement, price of justice, legal, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
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What Color Is Love? (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A white woman has an affair with a married African-American basketball star and challenges him for custody of their mixed-race son. Based on a true story.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: infidelity, legal action, hotel, love affair, animal life, love and romance, couples, remarry, bed, trial, medical examination, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.6
 41K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: small town, mayor, coastal town, injustice, parents and children, political corruption, legal action, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, human nature, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
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OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: media, legal action, forces of nature, bollywood, religions or cults, against the odds, hopes, legal, clergy, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 4.4
 170
Street Law (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A martial arts-trained lawyer (Jeff Wincott) is forced to fight in illicit matches after he is framed for a crime, is dismissed from his firm, and all his assets are tied up, including his clothing and furniture after he is evicted from his ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, legal action, adventure, friendship, rivalry, dangerous animal, workplace situations, legal, life is a bitch, friends, female nudity, fistfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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 6.8
 32K
The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: witch, passion, curse, politics, hysteria, confession, legal action, religions or cults, satan, vengeance, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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