Legal investigation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant legal investigation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with legal investigation, legal, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, crimes, investigation, dishonesty and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as legal investigation: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Primal Fear (1996), Suspect (1987), Fracture (2007), The Good Wife (2009), Damages (2007), The Rainmaker (1997), Presumed Innocent (1990), Justice (2006), Unbowed (2011).

List of legal investigation movies

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, captivating, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, legal, judge, murder, courtroom, mind game, arrest, manipulations, jury, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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 7.7
 161K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: split personality, mental illness, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, crime, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.6
 8K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, power relations, dishonesty, mute or deaf, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
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 7.2
 167K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, obsession, lawyer, manipulation, courtroom drama, perfect crime, legal investigation, attempted murder, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.3
 62K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, lawyer, legal investigation, trial, crumbling marriage, district attorney, courtroom, corruption, law firm, politics, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.1
 26K
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: clever, rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, powerful corporation, hotshot lawyer, trial, dishonesty, workplace, power relations, manipulations, legal action, corporate crimes, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.1
 55K
The Rainmaker (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy ...
Style: clever, tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, self defense, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, lawsuit, domestic violence, leukemia, hopes, life changing experience, selflessness, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey
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Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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 7.9
 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, and on TV2 In New Zealand. It first was broadcast ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: lawyer, law firm, jury, trial, media circus, legal investigation, legal, rivalry, courtroom drama, celebrity culture, innocence, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.8
 510
Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal action, injustice, courtroom, uncover truth, rivalry, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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 6.6
 15K
JAG (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct military theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television. The first season was co-produced with NBC ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: navy, military, army investigation, insubordination, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, military life, courtroom drama, soldier, power relations, marines ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, battleship, usa
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Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, false accusation, who done it, investigation, frame up, dishonesty, legal investigation, dangerous attraction, police detective ...
Time: 90s
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Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, murder, betrayal, manipulations, love and romance, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
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 6.6
 26K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, small town, law firm, lawsuit, leukemia, uncover truth, legal investigation, reach out, righting the wronged, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., massachusetts, boston, new jersey
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 8.0
 130K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, cia, kennedy assassination, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government, legal investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, cuba, vietnam, washington d.c., texas
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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: murder, courtroom drama, anthology, racism, crimes, criminal, police, crime investigation, society, legal action, legal investigation, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: legal investigation, police corruption, legal, false accusation, family problems, law enforcement, courtroom, crime, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 4.8
 2K
Zebra Lounge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alan and Wendy Barnet have been married just long enough for the excitement to have gone out of their relationship, and they're looking for a way to put some spice back in their lives. After placing a personal ad looking for another couple ...
Style: erotic, sexual, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: mate swapping, couples, obsession, sexual relations, wife swapping, legal investigation, femme fatale, anger, sex, voyeurism, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
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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: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, who done it, legal action, legal investigation, crime, mob boss, organized crime, idealism, society, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, 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, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: law and order, legal, police investigation, legal action, murder, district attorney, courtroom drama, legal investigation, partners against crime, law enforcement, workplace, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Follow the Money (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 'Deceived' is about economic crime. About what happens to people when greed and ambition corrupts. The series exposeses viewers into economic crimes complex world. In the banks, the stock exchange and in boardrooms.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, price of justice, legal investigation, cons and scams, corporate crimes, hopes, uncover truth, legal, investigation, greed, police detective, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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 4.3
 470
At Risk (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "At Risk" introduces Win Garano (Sunjata), the rising star of the Massachusetts State Police, when D.A. Monique "Money" Lamont (MacDowell) sends him to Tennessee to investigate a cold case that took place more than 20 years ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: partners against crime, partners, police investigation, law enforcement, murder, election campaign, mystery, uncover truth, fighting crime, legal investigation, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, massachusetts, usa, boston
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Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, witty
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, riddles and clues, murder investigation, homicide detective, fighting crime, forensics, crime, mystery, workplace situations, murder, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 7.1
 5K
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, serious, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal action, mystery, elderly, who done it, power relations, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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 6.4
 35K
High Crimes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, lawyer, life turned upside down, army investigation, justice, crime, dedicated lawyer, supportive spouse, arrested, hidden identity, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico, latin america
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Body of Evidence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sizzingly sexy Madonna leads a star-filled cast in this erotic thriller as a woman accused of killing a wealthy, elderly man through her insatiable sexual prowess.
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crime, seduction, infidelity, femme fatale, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, power relations, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: portland oregon
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Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, on the run, political corruption, assassination, betrayal, assassination attempt, witnessing a crime, crimes, intrigue, danger, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.4
 6K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter conflict, hopes, parents and children, uncover truth, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Plot: district attorney, dishonesty, life turned upside down, legal, false accusation, crimes, crime, serial killer, hotshot lawyer, murder, hit and run, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, frame up, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, new jersey, latin america
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