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, tense, suspenseful, clever and suspense films and TV shows about / with legal investigation, legal, crimes, murder, courtroom, dishonesty, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as legal investigation: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Fracture (2007), Primal Fear (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), The Good Wife (2009), Justice (2006), Suspect (1987), JFK (1991), Unbowed (2011), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013).

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, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, lawyer, arrest, mind game, judge, courtroom, manipulations, victim, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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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, twists and turns, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, obsession, perfect crime, courtroom drama, legal investigation, manipulation, lawyer, attempted murder, adultery, guilt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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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: twists and turns, psychological, tense, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, corruption, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, murder, crime, psychopath, bishop, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, thought provoking, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, self defense, courtroom, legal investigation, leukemia, domestic violence, lawsuit, dedicated lawyer, justice, hopes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey
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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: captivating, serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, crumbling marriage, politics, courtroom, infidelity, legal investigation, law firm, corruption, district attorney, justice, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, legal investigation, jury, courtroom drama, media circus, trial, legal, celebrity culture, rivalry, crimes, innocence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: clever, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyer, false accusation, jury, lobbyist, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
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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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, kennedy assassination, cia, fighting the system, political corruption, government, evidence, legal investigation, district attorney ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, cuba, vietnam, washington d.c., texas
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 6.8
 498
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, serious, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal action, dedicated lawyer, mathematics, life is a bitch, injustice, courtroom, uncover truth, rivalry, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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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: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: anthology, courtroom drama, murder, racism, crime investigation, police, criminal, crimes, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial ...
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, crime, courtroom, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, rehabilitation, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, corporate crimes, greed, dishonesty, legal investigation, uncover truth, cons and scams, price of justice, hopes, legal, police investigation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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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, serious, clever, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, lawyer, army investigation, life turned upside down, justice, crime, dedicated lawyer, arrested, supportive spouse, hidden identity, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico, latin america
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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: sexual, erotic, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: couples, mate swapping, obsession, sexual relations, femme fatale, legal investigation, swinger, anger, sex, voyeurism, crumbling marriage, manipulations ...
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, who done it, crime, mob boss, organized crime, false accusation, law enforcement, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: district attorney, dishonesty, crime, hotshot lawyer, life turned upside down, serial killer, false accusation, crimes, legal, murder, legal investigation, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.5
 4K
Spiral (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
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: serious, bleak, twists and turns, rough, realistic ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, drugs/alcohol, crime, strong sexual content, murder, police investigation, urban, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.1
 529
Sequestered (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A jury is sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: legal investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, hotel, jury, murder trial, legal, isolation, confined, crimes, law enforcement
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, court, small town, false accusation, legal investigation, fish out of water, trial, culture clash, cousin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
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The Winston Affair (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a remote jungle outpost in the Far Eastern theater of World War II, a hotheaded American soldier murders an allied British sergeant in cold blood. Stalwart American Lt. Colonel Barney Adams (Mitchum) is dispatched to defend him in the ensuing ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, soldier, crime, legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder, war, military life, wartime life, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Place: india, asia
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Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Leonard Vole, an unemployed man who is accused of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, legal investigation, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, mystery, court, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
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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, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, infidelity, courtroom drama, crime, investigation, legal investigation, mystery, mistress, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit
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Advise & Consent (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: senator, politics, blackmail, secret past, poker game, senate, secretary of state, politician, legal investigation, courtroom drama, idealism, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, legal investigation, nuclear, cia, mystery, amateur detective, uncover truth, politics, death, father, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 18K
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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, child murder, murder, false accusation, investigation, crime, life is a bitch, legal investigation, private detective, uncover truth, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1993
Place: arkansas, memphis, usa
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Guilty as Sin (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, murder, womanizer, uncover truth, psychopath, legal investigation, crimes, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
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 7.1
 5K
The Firm (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As a young associate, Mitchell McDeere brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which operated as a front for the Chicago mob -- and his life was never the same. After a difficult decade, which included a stay ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, dishonesty, based on movie, witness protection, mob, legal, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, crimes, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 2K
The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom, legal, lawyer, blind ambition, moral dilemma, courtroom drama, ambition, crimes, misplaced guilt, lawyers and clients, district attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 7.3
 1K
Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: legal investigation, police investigation, legal system, conspiracy, courtroom, murder, injustice, legal, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman becomes romantically involved with a murder defendant while she is a juror in his trial.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, clever ...
Plot: legal investigation, college, looking for sex, parents and children, sexual relations, courtroom drama, media satire, murder, artists and showbiz, crimes, deadly, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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