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The list contains the best, new and most relevant legal action movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, sincere and interesting films and TV shows about / with legal action, legal, courtroom, lawyer, rivalry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, courtroom drama, society and judge plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Belgium and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as legal action: My Sister's Keeper (2009), Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981), Kings (2017), The Social Network (2010), It Could Happen to You (1994), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Erin Brockovich (2000), 12 Angry Men (1997), Doctor Vlimmen (1977), Interview (2003).
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The Social Network
Biography, Drama
USA
120 min.
 7.7
It Could Happen to You
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
101 min.
 6.3
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Kings
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
France, USA, China, Belgium
92 min.
 4.7
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
42 min.
 8.5

List of legal action movies

My Sister's Keeper
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, touching, heartbreaking, sad, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cancer, hospital, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, moral dilemma, family drama, sisters, child illness, hopes, legal action, relationships, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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Dark Night of the Scarecrow
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, mystery, legal action, murder, small town, false accusation, lynch mob, farmer, injustice, righting the wronged, mentally challenged ...
Time: 80s
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 4.7
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Kings
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, USA, China, Belgium
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, social, serious, based on true events
Plot: police, poverty, revolt, children, racism, legal action, chaos and mayhem, foster child, protest, single mother, death, blood ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
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The Social Network
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, intellectual, based on true events ...
Plot: social network, geek, computer genius, rise to the top, creator, ambition, ego clash, complex characters, computers and web, obsession, loneliness, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, harvard university, california, massachusetts, new york
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It Could Happen to You
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, romantic, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: lottery ticket, romance, greed, rise to the top, love, kindness, price of fame, generosity, love triangle, hopes, love story, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Judgment at Nuremberg
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, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, holocaust, genocide, german, war, idealism, nazi, redemption, jewish, nazis, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich
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: touching, factual, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, environmental, court, justice, investigation, fighting the system, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, righting the wronged, against the odds, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 7.9
 12K
12 Angry Men
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: talky, clever, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: idealism, murder, courtroom drama, court, justice, prejudice, courtroom, legal action, realism, jury, culture clash, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
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: serious, sincere, sexual, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, police investigation, courtroom, rape, justice, legal action, lawyer, corruption, crime, pornography, sex ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, california, los angeles, poland ...
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 6.1
 203
Doctor Vlimmen
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: legal action, haunted by the past, countryside, dishonesty, small town, rivalry, friends, intrigue, friendship, golden years, false accusation, aging ...
Time: 20s, 70s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, netherlands
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 7.0
 1K
Interview
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, drug use, confession ...
Time: contemporary
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
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: murder, anthology, crimes, crime investigation, police, criminal, courtroom drama, legal, celebrity, society, flashback, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 6.2
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Rape of Love
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: legal action, strong sexual content, hospital, sexual abuse, price of justice, legal, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, crimes, rivalry, medical examination, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
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What Color Is Love?
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: legal action, infidelity, hotel, love affair, animal life, love and romance, couples, remarry, father son relationship, adultery, trial, medical examination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.6
 41K
Leviathan
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, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: small town, political corruption, corruption, lawyer, drinking, depression, brutality, suicide, infidelity, justice, guilt, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
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OMG: Oh My God!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bollywood, legal action, forces of nature, religions or cults, against the odds, hopes, legal, clergy, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, media, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 4.4
 170
Street Law
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: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, legal action, friendship, rivalry, dangerous animal, workplace situations, legal, life is a bitch, friends, fistfight, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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 6.8
 32K
The Crucible
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, vengeance, politics, adultery, devil, manipulation, justice, legal action, death, greed, witches, sacrifice ...
Time: 90s, 1950s, 1600s, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, new england
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Irreconcilable Differences
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: legal action, self discovery, romance, parents and children, hollywood, eccentric family, ambition, legal, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, egypt, middle east, usa
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The Man Who Sued God
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lawyer becomes a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was “an act of God”. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: legal action, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal, media, journalism, religions or cults, church, fisherman, lightning, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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An Unexpected Family
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Ruth Whitney abandons her two children with her sister Barbara is left to take care of them, at first none of them like it but soon they grow to like each other. Then over a year later Ruth comes back saying she wants her kids and Barbara goes ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: legal action, family life, hopes, family relations, betrayal, redemption, human spirit, guardian, custody, legal, unfulfillment, death of parents ...
Time: 90s
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Suing the Devil
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Luke O'Brien, a washed-up salesman turned night law student, decides to sue Satan for $8 trillion dollars. On the last day before Luke files a default judgment, Satan appears to defend himself. On Satan's legal team are 10 of the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, christian film
Plot: courtroom, legal action, courtroom drama, legal, rivalry, high priced lawyer, lawsuit, bible, law student, devil, cancer, judge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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 5.7
 250
Mutiny
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men cited the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: legal action, ship, courtroom drama, military life, racism, injustice, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, military, society, power relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: san francisco
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 6.8
 96
Just Cause
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Just Cause is an award-winning Canadian legal drama television series produced by Mind's Eye Entertainment. Filming was done in Vancouver, British Columbia but the series is set in San Francisco, California.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: legal action, law firm, legal investigation, starting over, missing person, righting the wronged, legal, life is a bitch, wrongfully committed, dishonesty, rivalry, wrongful conviction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Last Innocent Man
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A retired criminal lawyer is persuaded to take on one more case and becomes involved with his client's wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: murder, legal action, crimes, deadly, crime, dishonesty, legal, unsupportive spouse, introspection, moral dilemma, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
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100 Centre Street
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin, Val Avery, Bobby Cannavale, Joel de la Fuente and Paula Devicq.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy
Plot: legal action, workplace situations, courtroom, legal, workplace, power relations, dedicated lawyer, crimes, law enforcement, lawyer, judge, high priced lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brian Cruver, an ambitious 26-year-old lands a job at Enron. As he assimilates to the company's get-rich-quick mantra, spending sprees and wild corporate "gatherings" become the norm. But when Enron files for bankruptcy, Cruver ...
Style: talky, serious, biting, realistic, tense
Plot: legal action, opposites attract, rise and fall, rise to the top, uncover truth, boss and employee, couple relations, rich and poor, workplace romance, corporate crimes, workplace situations, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
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The Shaggy D.A.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wilby Daniels, a successful lawyer running for District Attorney, suddenly finds himself being transformed into an English sheepdog. Somehow he has to keep his change a secret and find just what is causing it, all the while eluding the local dog ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, dog, lawyer, legal action, college, fall in love, transformation, disney, family life, kids and family, fish out of water, children ...
Time: 70s
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The New Statesman
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time. It was written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran at the request of, and as a starring vehicle for, its principal actor, Rik ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: politics, legal action, workplace romance, media satire, suburbs, suburban life, tv show, workplace intrigue, sitcom, british humour, workplace situations, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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 5.7
 24K
Thinner
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, macabre, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, gangsters, lawyer, revenge, death, legal action, courtroom, justice, mafia, violence, murder ...
Time: 90s
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