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 captivating films and TV shows about / with legal investigation, legal, crimes, lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, dishonesty, deadly, murder and rivalry 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: Primal Fear (1996), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013), Fracture (2007), Suspect (1987), Burden of Truth (2018), The Good Wife (2009), Dark Waters (2019), Intime conviction (2018), The Rainmaker (1997).

List of legal investigation movies

 7.7
 194K
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, neo noir, psychological ...
Plot: legal investigation, split personality, mental illness, courtroom drama, plot twist, lawyer, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, corruption, murder, bishop, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, mind game, hotshot lawyer, murder, legal, court, crimes, arrest, judge ...
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, injustice, courtroom, family problems, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, police corruption, courtroom drama, false accusation, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.2
 190K
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, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, adultery, outsmarting, murder, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.6
 9K
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, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, murder mystery, power relations, mute or deaf, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
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Burden of Truth (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 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, female lawyer, getting home, small town, illness, crimes, legal action, court case, canadian, attorney, legal system, female protagonist
Place: canada
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 8.3
 69K
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: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, law firm, self discovery, lawyers and clients, legal, court, lawyer, crumbling marriage, corruption, district attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 68K
Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
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, legal investigation, lawyer, fighting the system, corporate crime, price of justice, environmental, investigation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, contaminated water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 2002, year 2001, year 1975 ...
Place: west virginia, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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Intime 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, realistic, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: legal investigation, manipulative behavior, murder trial, courtroom, doubt, car accident, trial, missing person, justice, lawyer, court, perjury ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
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 7.2
 66K
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, thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, domestic violence, lawyer, self defense, legal, courtroom, lawsuit, hopes, selflessness, civil action, life changing experience ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: memphis, new jersey
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 8.5
 5K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, lawyer, uncover truth, double life, deadly, police detective, legal, crimes, murder, mystery, snitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, protagonist as suspect, mystery, false accusation, crimes, dishonesty, crime, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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 7.1
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Sequestered (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A jury is sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: legal investigation, uncover truth, confined, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, crimes, jury, murder trial, isolation, hotel, conspiracy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, autism, investigation, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, siblings relations, family relations, disability, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
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 8.1
 28K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, female lawyer, murder, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, corporate crimes, manipulation, power relations, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: wife swapping, mate swapping, couples, swinger, sexual relations, obsession, femme fatale, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, love affair, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
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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, legal investigation, law student, crimes, uncover truth, murder, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: rhode island
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 6.1
 21K
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, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, life is a bitch, legal investigation, satanism, jury, police interrogation, crime scene, crimes, investigation, murder investigation, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: arkansas, usa, memphis, 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 drama, courtroom, legal investigation, who done it, crime, legal action, mob boss, organized crime, murder, gangsters, false accusation, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, serial killer, dedicated lawyer, mystery, parents and children, crimes, rivalry, legal, crime, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 2K
The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Divide is a 2014 legal drama that aired on WE tv. The first season consisted of eight hour-long episodes. It premiered on July 16, 2014. On October 30, 2014, the series was canceled by WE-tv.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: legal investigation, crimes, moral dilemma, district attorney, courtroom, lawyers and clients, legal, lawyer, murder, planting evidence, blind ambition, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 4.2
 820
The Child (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Simon Sachs, a terminally ill ten year old boy, claims to have been a serial killer in his previous life and apparently he can prove it. He leads a lawyer, Robert Stern to the locations of the bodies, who were killed long before Simon was born. ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: pedophile, legal investigation, serial killer, legal action, legal, crimes, rivalry, deadly, terminal illness, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, pedophilia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.1
 253
North Square (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: North Square is an award-winning British television drama series written by Peter Moffat and broadcast by Channel 4 at the end of 2000. Starring an ensemble cast, including Phil Davis, Rupert Penry-Jones, Helen McCrory and Kevin McKidd, the ...
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, legal, workaholic, uninhibited rivalry, scapegoat, jury, rivalry, ambition, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
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McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: mystery, courtroom drama, legal investigation, false accusation, cons and scams, legal, wrong place wrong time, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 7.9
 331
Mandrake (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: Brazil
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Meet Paulo Mandrake, a charismatic defense attorney who finds himself sidetracked by his vices--especially beautiful Brazilian women--while serving as a liaison between his high-end clients and the Rio de Janeiro subculture. Marcos Palmeira stars in ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: womanizer, courtroom drama, legal investigation, dishonesty, crimes, legal, counterculture, lawyers and clients, society, courtroom, one night stand, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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 8.0
 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, female lawyer, courtroom drama, jury, trial, media circus, legal investigation, innocence, rivalry, legal, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: legal, gangsters, courtroom, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, fall in love, dangerous attraction, hitman, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.0
 2K
The Deal (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: wall street, politics, evil corporation, oil industry, board meeting, legal investigation, fighting the system, rivalry, uncover truth, political intrigue, betrayal, society ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
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Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, fighting the system, crimes, society, dishonesty, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
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Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, fighting the system, legal investigation, injustice, social differences, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, confined ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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