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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with legal action, legal, courtroom drama, courtroom, rivalry, lawyer, society, murder, life is a bitch and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as legal action: Conviction (2010), A Time to Kill (1996), Thinner (1996), Flash of Genius (2008), The Wrong Woman (2013), Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981), Ace Attorney (2012), Woman in Gold (2015), The Crucible (1996), 100 Centre Street (2001).

List of legal action movies

 7.2
 41K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, 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, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
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, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.5
 125K
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: serious, sincere, thought provoking, 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, united states
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 5.8
 27K
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, macabre, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curse, legal action, vengeance, death, supernatural, justice, paranoia, guilt, redemption, husband wife relationship, corruption, weakness ...
Time: 90s
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Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: inventor, lawsuit, nervous breakdown, inventions and discoveries, powerful corporation, legal action, underdog, ambition, hopes, human spirit, rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, california
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The Wrong Woman (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this fresh take on Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man,” Ellen Plainview, a sweet, caring, working wife and mother, answers the door one afternoon to learn that she is under arrest for attempted murder.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal action, law enforcement, couple relations, love affair, crimes, couples, court case, female protagonist, society, prostitute, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Plot: scarecrow, murder, false accusation, injustice, small town, lynch mob, vengeance, mystery, legal action, halloween party, mentally challenged, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
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 6.6
 3K
Ace Attorney (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Based primarily on the first game in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, the film focuses on rookie defense attorney Ryūichi Naruhodō, as he strives to protect his clients in various murder trials, including the death of his mentor, Chihiro ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, light ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, legal action, rivalry, false accusation, supernatural, jury, danger, multiple suspects, legal, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 7.3
 51K
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, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, california, washington d.c., pasadena california, germany ...
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 6.8
 34K
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, rough, factual, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, courtroom drama, society, danger, legal, senator, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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100 Centre Street (2001)
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, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: courtroom, legal action, law enforcement, legal, dedicated lawyer, crimes, workplace situations, lawsuit, workplace, jury, cop witness relations, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: atmospheric, tense, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, paranoia, criminal, arrest, legal action, fighting the system, prison, courtroom, police investigation, murder, bank, legal ...
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: rise to the top, computers and web, programmer, computer genius, ambition, hacker, social relations, businessman, creator, ego clash, social network, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york
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 6.0
 325
Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, hostages, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, dishonesty, price of justice, legal ...
Time: 90s
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 6.3
 175K
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, light, funny, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: blonde, self discovery, rivalry, beauty salon, university, girl power, law school, sorority, trial, fish out of water, intern, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, usa, california
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 6.4
 788
Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, family problems, crimes, legal, under the surface, siblings relations, suburbs, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
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Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, legal investigation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, legal action, false accusation, clergy, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, clever
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, ambition, legal, legal action, workplace situations, boss and employee, murder, workplace, courtroom, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 6.7
 1K
Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, dishonesty, interracial relations, racism, injustice, discrimination, jury, legal, courtroom drama, society, journalism, fighting the system ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: law and order, legal, murder, police investigation, legal action, law enforcement, police detective, workplace, legal investigation, power relations, courtroom drama, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.8
 364
Baby Sellers (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, crimes, working undercover, legal action, society, babies and infants, immigrants, life is a bitch, kidnapping, orphanage, sexual abuse, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.1
 10K
Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, realistic, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, legal, legal action, journalism, society, post war, nazi, strong female lead, strong female character, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: new york, israel, usa, jerusalem
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, judge, fighting the system, rebellion, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, legal action, working the system, rivalry, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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Student Seduction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Christie Dawson always wanted to be the "cool" teacher. But her world is shaken up after a pupil's crush spirals out of control and he sexually assaults her. Suddenly, her colleagues, neighbors and even her hubby are wondering whether ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: sexual assault, false accusation, teachers and students, price of justice, courtroom drama, youth, righting the wronged, power relations, legal action, life is a bitch, legal, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: terrorism, politics, hijacking, legal, courtroom drama, legal action, save the day, danger, culture clash, crimes, fighting the system, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, berlin 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, breakup, family relations, legal action, family problems, courtroom drama, feminism, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, custody battle, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 80s
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 5.7
 16K
The Juror (1996)
Genre: Crime, 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: surprise ending, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: danger, hitman, obsession, trial, single parent, courtroom drama, legal action, court case, blackmail, dishonesty, legal, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
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 6.0
 10K
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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, romance, crime, legal action, crimes, dedicated lawyer, femme fatale, opposites attract, love and romance, legal, cons and scams ...
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, family problems, adoption, family life, custody, gender, couples, coming out, breakup, legal action, terminal illness, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
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 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, haunted by the past, anti semitism, politics, legal action, crimes, prison life, power relations ...
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, injustice, against the odds, ambition, legal action, righting the wronged, courtroom, political unrest, fighting the system, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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