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, suspenseful, suspense, tense and intense films and TV shows about / with legal action, legal, courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, murder, court, mentor, catastrophe and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as legal action: Conviction (2010), A Time to Kill (1996), Thinner (1996), Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981), Woman in Gold (2015), The Crucible (1996), The Trial (1993), The Social Network (2010), Legally Blonde (2001), Janet King (2014).

List of legal action movies

 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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 7.5
 121K
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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, injustice, small town, rape, legal action, court, revenge, trial, punishment, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
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 5.8
 26K
Thinner (1996)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, macabre, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curse, supernatural, legal action, vengeance, death, justice, paranoia, weight loss, guilt, redemption, husband wife relationship, corruption ...
Time: 90s
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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, murder, false accusation, injustice, small town, lynch mob, vengeance, mystery, legal action, mentally challenged, righting the wronged, farmer ...
Time: 80s
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 7.3
 49K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, based on true events, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, legal action, injustice, justice, stolen painting, art, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, washington d.c., pasadena california, california, germany ...
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 6.8
 33K
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, rough, disturbing, factual, suspense ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, society, courtroom drama, danger, legal, hopes, senator ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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 6.0
 2K
The Trial (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Joseph K. awakes one morning, to find two strange men in his room, telling him he has been arrested. Joseph is not told what he is charged with, and despite being "arrested," is allowed to remain free and go to work. But despite the ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, paranoia, criminal, arrest, legal action, prison, fighting the system, courtroom, police investigation, murder, bank, dishonesty ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: czech republic, europe, prague
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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: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: computers and web, rise to the top, programmer, computer genius, ambition, hacker, inventions and discoveries, social relations, creator, ego clash, social network, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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 6.2
 168K
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, funny, light, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: blonde, rivalry, beauty salon, self discovery, university, girl power, trial, sorority, fish out of water, intern, law school, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, massachusetts, california
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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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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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: law and order, murder, legal action, police investigation, legal, law enforcement, courtroom, power relations, courtroom drama, district attorney, fighting crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, legal action, save the day, confined, crimes, deadly, fighting the system, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
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The Good Father (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bill Hooper -- bitter after a messy divorce -- tries to help a friend gain custody of his child any way he can.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, custody, feminism, family problems, breakup, legal action, family relations, courtroom drama, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, dysfunctional marriage, custody battle ...
Time: 80s
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 5.7
 16K
The Juror (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, danger, obsession, trial, single parent, courtroom drama, legal action, court case, blackmail, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, legal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
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 6.0
 9K
Legal Eagles (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, romance, crime, dedicated lawyer, legal action, crimes, dishonesty, legal, love and romance, cons and scams, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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What Makes a Family (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Brooke Shields believes she has finally found happiness, now that she and her lesbian partner (Cherry Jones) have a child. But when Jones passes away five years later and her scheming parents apply for custody behind Shields' back, an affecting ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, uplifting
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, custody, family life, family problems, gender, terminal illness, couples, rivalry, legal action, death in the family, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
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 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, haunted by the past, anti semitism, politics, crimes, legal action, power relations, prison life ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky
Plot: vietnam war, ambition, righting the wronged, political unrest, against the odds, injustice, legal action, courtroom, legal, civil action, fighting the system, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.2
 21K
Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, danger, lawyers and clients, state affairs, legal action, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, mistrust, courtroom drama, partners, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, usa, boston
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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: district attorney, police corruption, corruption, courtroom drama, jury, snitch, police, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, fighting the system, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 27K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: rough, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, powerful corporation, trial, legal action, workplace, dishonesty, power relations, corporate crimes, manipulations, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 22K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, law firm, lawsuit, courtroom, public health, legal action, righting the wronged, fighting the system, against the odds, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
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 6.7
 55K
The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: witnessing a crime, witness protection, suicide, lawyer, investigation, lawyers and clients, fighting the system, danger, hotshot lawyer, surveillance, mafia, legal action ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
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 7.0
 31K
Find Me Guilty (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: captivating, witty, realistic, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: mafia, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime, legal action, outsmarting, criminal heroes, gangsters, court case, judge, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
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 4.3
 7K
Jury Duty (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, light ...
Plot: courtroom, unemployment, jury, legal action, dishonesty, legal, fish out of water, misfit, hotshot lawyer, cons and scams, disorder, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
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A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 7.0
 6K
Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, courtroom drama, mystery, legal action, elderly, legal investigation, murder, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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 6.3
 15K
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, serious, disturbing, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: murder, frame up, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, justice, state affairs, dishonesty, male protagonist, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
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 6.4
 23K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, psychological, rough, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, police brutality, electric chair, death row, mystery, crime, police detective, fighting the system, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
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 7.3
 354
Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal action, reluctant partners, workplace situations, legal, lawsuit, law firm, power relations, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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