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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, sincere, suspense, semi serious and disturbing films and TV shows about / that have / with legal action, legal, courtroom, lawyer, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, courtroom drama and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Australia and other countries. TOP 10 movies tagged as legal action: The Social Network (2010), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Erin Brockovich (2000), 12 Angry Men (1997), Doctor Vlimmen (1977), Interview (2003), Rape of Love (1978), What Color Is Love? (2009), Leviathan (2014).
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Judgment at Nuremberg
Drama, War
USA
186 min.
 8.2
12 Angry Men
Crime, Drama
USA
117 min.
 7.9
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
42 min.
 8.5
Woman in Gold
Biography, Drama, History
UK
109 min.
 7.3

List of legal action movies

The Social Network
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Style: realistic, based on true events, intellectual, talky, clever, serious, emotional, witty, captivating, dramatic, interesting, entertaining, suspense, intense, cerebral, factual, stylized, reflective, light
Plot: social network, computer genius, rise to the top, creator, geek, ambition, ego clash, complex characters, computers and web, obsession, loneliness, business, entrepreneur, character study, student life, arrogance, creativity, inventions and discoveries, life philosophy, social relations, legal action, rivalry, overnight success, programmer, crumbling relationship, corporate world, antisocial behavior, hotshot, talented, social awkwardness, end of friendship, fraternity, harvard, visceral, betrayal, college, drugs/alcohol, greed, friendship, mentor, dialogue, internet, facebook, unlikely friendships, hacker, dialogue driven, storytelling, hacking, college life, runaway
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, harvard university, california, massachusetts, new york
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My Sister's Keeper
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, touching, heartbreaking, sad, dramatic, realistic, melancholic, intense, bad ending, compassionate, suspense, interesting, romantic, twist ending
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cancer, legal action, family drama, hospital, lawyer, death, mother daughter relationship, relationships, sisters, moral dilemma, manipulation, book, sacrifice, life & death, family bonds, life philosophy, family, tragedy, dysfunctional family, courtroom, adaptation, depression, catastrophe, terminal illness, destiny, runaway, parents and children, mentor, survival, childhood, doctors, child illness, secrets, justice, life, court case, medical examiner, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, siblings relations, literature, chase, family in crisis, loneliness, beautiful scenery, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), dialogue, parenthood, courage
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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Judgment at Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Style: talky, realistic, dramatic, bleak, serious, earnest, compassionate, thought provoking, intense, interesting, tense, heartbreaking, disturbing, factual, melancholic, national socialism, sincere, suspenseful, emotional, gloomy, epic, suspense
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, genocide, holocaust, nazi, nazis, war, legal action, jews, german, politics, morality, justice, idealism, moral ambiguity, guilt, political, redemption, court, betrayal, lawyer, corruption, judge, greed, crime, wartime, mentor, culture clash, runaway, uncover truth, courage, propaganda, friendship, anti semitism, jewish, honest, tragedy, dialogue, brutality, unlikely friendships, drinking, prejudice, camp, ethnic conflict, trial, concentration camp, court case, racism, price of justice, against humanity
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1946, year 1945, 1960s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe
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 7.3
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Erin Brockovich
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic, factual, romantic, entertaining, interesting, inspirational, captivating, earnest, suspense, disturbing, intense, witty, compassionate, sexy, thought provoking, uplifting, surprise ending, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, lawyer, environmental, single mother, legal action, courtroom, fighting the system, greed, mentor, legal investigation, court, rags to riches, contamination, justice, corruption, underdog, happy ending, environmental issue, manipulation, lone hero, workplace, single parent, catastrophe, corporate america, runaway, destiny, investigation, lawsuit, courage, sacrifice, uncover truth, cancer, foul language, corporate crimes, corporate crime, conspiracy theory, feminism, conspiracy, job seeking, business, family, relationship vs career, female protagonist, moral ambiguity, life, stereotypes, redemption, dialogue, prejudice, love story
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
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.
Style: talky, clever, psychological, tense, serious, dramatic, realistic, interesting, intense, reflective, captivating, earnest, compassionate, thought provoking, intellectual, suspense, sincere, witty, atmospheric, no music, melancholic, stylized, enigmatic, light
Plot: idealism, court, legal action, realism, justice, courtroom drama, prejudice, murder, culture clash, courtroom, mentor, greed, islam, jury, crime, destiny, honest, corruption, runaway, dialogue, injustice, psychology, revelation, trial, evidence, argument, attorney, courage, politics, death penalty, xenophobia, judge, storytelling, redemption, race issues, catastrophe, betrayal, adaptation, political, hopes, twists & turns, secrets, character study, guilt, ethnic conflict, manipulation, transformation, pornography, legal, crime gone awry
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.
Style: sexual, sincere, serious, interesting, factual, captivating, realistic, suspense, sexy, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, talky, harsh, earnest, intellectual, melancholic, entertaining, tense
Plot: sexual abuse, legal action, lawyer, corruption, murder, crime, pornography, police investigation, courtroom, sex, guilt, rape, justice, tragedy, court, manipulation, greed, relationships, brutality, runaway, drugs, moral ambiguity, obsession, sexuality, gay, homosexuality, chase, investigation, childhood, twists & turns, journalism, betrayal, art, honest, culture clash, celebrity culture, death, censorship, politics, violence, gunfight, artist, nudity (full frontal - brief), women, sexualized violence, legal, nudity (topless - notable), business, mentor, morality
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: europe, california, usa, los angeles, poland, san francisco
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 6.1
 201
Doctor Vlimmen
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Style: sincere, serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: legal action, haunted by the past, dishonesty, countryside, small town, rivalry, friends, golden years, intrigue, friendship, aging, false accusation, elderly, legal, life is a bitch, dutch, animal cruelty, belgian, peasant, bigotry, illegitimate child, cruelty, stupidity, veterinarian, village, friend, doctor, husband wife relationship, wounded animal
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.
Style: semi serious
Plot: legal action, politics, legal, deadly, media, rebellion, rivalry, society, state affairs, couples, dictaphone, diary, arrest, drug use, confession, wine, crying, interview, camera
Time: contemporary
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: legal action, anthology, legal investigation, courtroom, murder, racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime, crime investigation, criminal, police, legal, crimes, deadly, society, true crime, testimony, jury, courthouse, district attorney, murder trial, trial, court, witness, propaganda, judge, flashback
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
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 6.2
 121
Rape of Love
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Style: emotional, serious, rough, realistic, bleak, disturbing, touching, psychological
Plot: legal action, strong sexual content, hospital, sexual abuse, price of justice, legal, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, crimes, rivalry, women in society, complaint, military service, child's drawing, sexual harassment, shame, female lawyer, police interrogation, injection, motorcycle, french military, violence against women, medical examination, mountain, female nudity, pubic hair, rape, gang rape, judge, guilt, hypodermic needle, nurse
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
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What Color Is Love?
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: legal action, infidelity, hotel, love affair, animal life, love and romance, couples, trial, bed, medical examination, adultery, father son relationship, remarry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.6
 40K
Leviathan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, reflective, meditative, realistic, cerebral, harsh, dramatic, enigmatic, sincere, depressing, talky, breathtaking, stylized, emotional, dark humor, biblical, thought provoking, satirical, heartbreaking, philosophical, ironic, biting, gloomy, absurd
Plot: small town, political corruption, corruption, lawyer, drinking, depression, russian, legal action, brutality, mayor, idealism, tragedy, suicide, injustice, greed, politics, infidelity, storytelling, betrayal, parents and children, political, justice, loneliness, poverty, guilt, family drama, sacrifice, solitude, beautiful scenery, existentialism, coastal town, culture clash, adultery, cold war, god, life & death, world politics, legal, ethnic conflict, catastrophe, twists & turns, honest, morality, humanity, communism, rivalry, islam, mentor, redemption, police corruption
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
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OMG: Oh My God!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
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, curses spells and rituals, media, down on your luck, righting the wronged, social relations, supernatural, spiritualist, hare krishna, insurance policy, shoeshine, wish fulfillment, angry mob, popsicle, talking to god, pilgrimage, atheist, dance, banana, superstition, bare feet, earthquake, motorcycle, religion, chanting, flute, street gang, guru, full moon, hinduism, ritual, ambulance, storm, argument, public humiliation, priest, courtroom, journalist, reporter, politician, newspaper
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 4.5
 166
Street Law
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: martial arts, legal action, adventure, friendship, rivalry, dangerous animal, workplace situations, legal, life is a bitch, friends, hand to hand combat, fistfight, female nudity
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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 6.8
 32K
The Crucible
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: talky, serious, disturbing, dramatic, sincere, realistic, intense, emotional, interesting, rough, suspenseful, harsh, melancholic, cerebral, satirical, sexy, atmospheric, suspense, absurd, baroque, compassionate, heartbreaking
Plot: witch, legal action, greed, witches, adaptation, religions or cults, vengeance, corruption, adultery, danger, paranoia, runaway, guilt, politics, devil, curse, passion, manipulation, justice, fantasy world, satan, death, dishonesty, pornography, investigation, mentor, heroes, dialogue, hunting, brutality, catastrophe, betrayal, court, death penalty, police investigation, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief), literature, secrets, small town, redemption, storytelling, sacrifice, honest, legal, censorship, idealism, prejudice, tragedy, morality
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.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic, witty, touching, clever, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: legal action, self discovery, parents and children, romance, eccentric family, hollywood, ambition, legal, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, battle of the sexes, power relations, artists and showbiz, master and servant, custody, dysfunctional family, womanizer, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, love affair, courtroom drama, family in crisis, fall in love, emancipation, neglect, anxiety attack, clothing store, neglected child, film industry, mud, price of fame, confrontation, fame, love at first sight, female judge, female writer, star, media circus, new year's eve party, child protagonist, screenwriter, parent, parent child relationship, parenthood, novelist
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.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: legal action, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal, lightning, fisherman, church, media, god, journalism, religions or cults, fighting the system, dishonesty, love and romance, partners, rivalry, society, lawsuit, insurance, insurance policy, cockatoo, anti establishment, court case, big business, seaside, marital separation, ex husband ex wife relationship, catholic, religion, boat, attorney, journalist, lawyer, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, marriage, husband wife relationship
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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An Unexpected Family
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching, emotional, psychological
Plot: legal action, family life, hopes, guardian, death of parents, adoption, family relations, betrayal, redemption, human spirit, custody, legal, unfulfillment, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, career, parenthood, child's point of view, child custody, courtroom
Time: 90s
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Suing the Devil
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, christian film
Plot: courtroom, legal action, courtroom drama, legal, rivalry, high priced lawyer, law student, devil, cancer, lawsuit, bible, religion, christian, trial, dream, good versus evil, judge, lawyer, prayer, anger
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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 5.7
 249
Mutiny
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: legal action, ship, courtroom drama, military life, racism, injustice, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, military, society, power relations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, soldier, army investigation, human spirit, officers and cadets, law enforcement, rebellion, boot camp, disobey, congressional hearing, basic training, u.s. senator, court martial, jitterbug, dice, prison visit, barracks, scam, flag, set up, segregation, jukebox, ring, gloves, toy gun, homecoming, racial prejudice, bunk bed, u.s. navy, sailor, mutiny, shell, gas mask, freedom, illness, theft, trial
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: san francisco
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 6.8
 96
Just Cause
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: legal action, legal investigation, law firm, starting over, wrongful conviction, lawyer, missing person, righting the wronged, legal, life is a bitch, wrongfully committed, dishonesty, rivalry, parole officer, female lawyer, justice
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Last Innocent Man
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic, clever, rough, tense, disturbing
Plot: legal action, murder, crimes, crime, deadly, courthouse, dishonesty, legal, unsupportive spouse, introspection, moral dilemma, infidelity, love triangle, courtroom drama, estrangement, law enforcement, rivalry, couples, power relations, mercedes benz, perjury, judiciary, defense attorney, pimp, female tied up, breaking and entering, guilty conscience, murder of a policewoman, framed for murder, murder trial, cop killer, undercover cop, blindfold, tied to a chair, bound and gagged, courtroom, seduction, female nudity, motel room, wig, death
Time: 80s
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100 Centre Street
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: legal action, workplace situations, courtroom, legal, judge, lawyer, workplace, power relations, dedicated lawyer, crimes, law enforcement, high priced lawyer, cop witness relations, lawsuit, honest law enforcer, jury
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.
Style: talky, serious, biting, tense, realistic
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, ambition, dishonesty, society, couples, power relations, workplace, legal, love and romance, life is a bitch, evil corporation, corporate executive, corporate crime, corporate greed, greed, scandal, red dress, whistleblower
Time: contemporary
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The Shaggy D.A.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, funny, entertaining, light, melancholic, suspense
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: family, dog, lawyer, legal action, college, disney, fall in love, kids and family, children, greed, family life, district attorney, catastrophe, fish out of water, mentor, magic, natural disaster, animals, justice, race, dishonesty, childhood, stereotypes, dialogue, culture clash, racing, misfit, chase, talking animals, dysfunctional family, destiny, storytelling, adventure, fantasy world, disorder, brutality, adaptation, family drama, island, first contact, mischievous children, runaway, vengeance, transformation, fight scenes, interracial romance, holiday, happy ending, corruption, pets
Time: 70s
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The New Statesman
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, alternative comedy
Plot: legal action, politics, workplace romance, media satire, suburbs, sitcom, british humour, parliament, conservative, greed, politician, suburban life, tv show, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, campaign, media, state affairs, workplace, rivalry, society, member of parliament, bisexual, political satire, drugs, parody, sex
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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 5.7
 23K
Thinner
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, intense, twist ending, bad ending, suspense, talky, macabre, psychological, entertaining, disturbing, surprise ending, interesting, idiotic
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, legal action, courtroom, supernatural, adaptation, lawyer, book, gangsters, revenge, death, crimes, fat suit, curse, catastrophe, justice, mafia, small town, mentor, supernatural ability, violence, camp, murder, transformation, chase, curses spells and rituals, nudity (full frontal - brief), redemption, splatter, blood, twists & turns, deadly, storytelling, first contact, witches, dialogue, paranoia, brutality, pornography, demons, life philosophy, mad scientist, sexualized violence, lame, guilt, corruption, stereotypes, classic car, rivalry, gory, spiders
Time: 90s
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 7.9
 533
QB VII
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 390 min.
Style: bleak, serious, epic, disturbing, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking
Plot: legal action, uncover truth, courtroom, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, holocaust, against humanity, dishonesty, legal, obsessive quest, human spirit, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, wartime life, rivalry, society, power relations, polish, lawsuit, war crime, post war, operation, expatriate, writing, nazi, false accusation, court, nazism, world war two, doctor
Time: 40s, 60s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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Damaged Care
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: legal action, uncover truth, idealism, couple relations, doctors and patients, corporate crimes, family in crisis, workplace situations, injustice, disability, fighting the system, against the odds, hopes, legal, society, power relations, life is a bitch, workplace, ambition, dishonesty, misfit, rebellion, couples, family problems, negligence, whistleblower, ethics, physician, boy, father son relationship, wheelchair, medicine, transplant, public health
Time: contemporary
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The Hidden Half
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, intellectual
Plot: legal action, feminism, rebelliousness, iranian, political unrest, woman in danger, injustice, legal, rebellion, society, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, death row, religions or cults, fighting the system, state affairs, unfulfillment, militant, communist, struggle, social activism, oppression, islam, diary, college student, fight, revolution, older man younger woman relationship, letter, on the road, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, politics, women's rights, judge, confession, police, love, reading, marriage, flashback, husband wife relationship, secret
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
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