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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense and captivating films and TV shows about / with legal investigation, lawyer, legal, crimes, murder, dishonesty, courtroom drama, court, courtroom and investigation plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as legal investigation: Primal Fear (1996), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013), Fracture (2007), Suspect (1987), Dark Waters (2019), Burden of Truth (2018), The Good Wife (2009), Conviction (2018), The Rainmaker (1997).

List of legal investigation movies

 7.7
 208K
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, twist ending, twists and turns, psychological, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, mental illness, courtroom drama, split personality, court, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, corruption, murder, lawyer, dissociative identity disorder, court case ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, twists and turns, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, court, murder, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, judge, crimes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, legal, courtroom, injustice, family problems, dishonesty, law enforcement, estrangement, false accusation, police corruption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, washington d.c., seattle
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 7.2
 202K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, obsession, lawyer, adultery, perfect crime, murder, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.6
 10K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, political conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, murder mystery, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
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 7.6
 84K
Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: factual, realistic, thought provoking, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: contamination, lawsuit, corporate crime, legal investigation, fighting the system, lawyer, price of justice, investigation, courtroom drama, environmental, uncover truth, contaminated water ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: west virginia, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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Burden of Truth (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A big city lawyer returns to her hometown to take the case of a group of girls suffering from a mysterious illness.
Style: talky, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: legal investigation, legal system, court case, attorney, female protagonist, female lawyer, getting home, small town, fight for justice, investigation, justice, legal ...
Place: canada
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 8.4
 74K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, law firm, court, lawyers and clients, self discovery, legal, secret, lawyer, crumbling marriage, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 1K
Conviction (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ever since she served on the jury during his trial, Nora has been convinced that Jacques Viguier is innocent, despite him being accused of murdering his wife. Following an appeal by the public prosecutor’s office, and fearing a miscarriage of ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, realistic, suspense
Plot: legal investigation, justice, murder trial, doubt, courtroom, court, car accident, missing person, manipulative behavior, lawyer, missing wife, defense attorney ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
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 7.2
 72K
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: thought provoking, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, domestic violence, lawyer, self defense, legal, courtroom, justice, lawsuit, hopes, life changing experience, selflessness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: memphis, new jersey
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 8.5
 6K
Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Spiral is a French television police drama series created by the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first eight episodes series started on Canal+ in France on 13 December 2005. It returned for a second series, partly funded by the BBC, of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, lawyer, judge, double life, uncover truth, legal, murder, police detective, crimes, mystery, snitch, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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The Clearstream Affair (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world of shadowy multinational banking puts him in contact with an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: corporate crimes, legal investigation, investigation, corporate crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, political intrigue, state affairs, politics, journalism, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, taiwan
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 7.0
 4K
Daylight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A successful lawyer finds out that she has a half-brother who is imprisoned in a secure hospital after he brutally murdered his neighbor and their baby.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, autism, investigation, crimes, mystery, siblings relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch, legal, dedicated lawyer, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
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 8.1
 30K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: female lawyer, lawyer, court, murder, corporate crimes, legal investigation, powerful corporation, hotshot lawyer, power relations, legal action, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 4.6
 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, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: couples, wife swapping, mate swapping, swinger, femme fatale, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, obsession, group sex, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, justice, legal investigation, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, racial violence, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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 7.8
 3K
Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kingdom is a British television series produced by Parallel Film and Television Productions for the ITV network. It was created by Simon Wheeler and stars Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues, and ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: small town, family relations, boss and employee, small town life, siblings relations, legal, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, legal investigation, apprentice, workplace, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 6.1
 22K
Devil's Knot (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, factual, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, satanism, murder, legal investigation, life is a bitch, jury, police interrogation, crime scene, crimes, investigation, murder investigation, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: arkansas, memphis, usa, southern usa
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Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, legal action, mob boss, organized crime, murder, gangsters, law enforcement, legal, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 5.7
 2K
Doubt (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm becomes romantically involved with a client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
Style: entertaining, captivating, cynical, ironic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, romance, female lawyer, lawyer, law firm, power relations, impossible love, investigation, mystery, workplace situations
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 8.1
 2K
Law School (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Following the case of the murder of a professor at South Korea's top prestigious law school, professors and students become suspects in the murder.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: law student, law school, legal investigation, murder investigation, murder, lawyer, teachers and students, justice, crime solving, teacher, mystery, law and order ...
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 6.7
 375
Caronte (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Caronte will make us think about justice, presumption of innocence and truth. It also talks about second chances and how a man is able to reinvent himself and get his life back together. The different cases will not only influence Caronte's ...
Style: suspense, serious, intense, captivating, psychological
Plot: legal investigation, lawyer, injustice, false accusation, who done it, prisoner, conspiracy theory, private investigation, society, police inspector, guilty verdict, hidden truth ...
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Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, coma, lawyer, teacher student relationship, crimes, legal investigation, uncover truth, murder, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: rhode island
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 6.9
 1K
Difret (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Ethiopia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village the ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: against the odds, false accusation, injustice, righting the wronged, legal investigation, fighting the system, human rights, dishonesty, legal, hopes, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: ethiopia
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 6.9
 120
Just Cause (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: law firm, warden, righting the wronged, legal investigation, dishonesty, missing person, rivalry, life is a bitch, legal action, legal, starting over, wrongful conviction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.9
 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: law firm, lawyer, female lawyer, courtroom drama, media circus, court, legal investigation, innocence, legal, rivalry, celebrity culture, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 5.0
 2K
The Deal (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: wall street, politics, oil industry, evil corporation, rivalry, uncover truth, legal investigation, fighting the system, political intrigue, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.1
 103
Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, mind game, femme fatale, couples, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, power relations, courtroom, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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