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, clever and suspense films and TV shows about / with legal investigation, legal, crimes, courtroom, dishonesty, murder, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as legal investigation: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Fracture (2007), Suspect (1987), The Good Wife (2009), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013), Primal Fear (1996), Zebra Lounge (2001), Justice (2006), Trial by Jury (1994), Spiral (2005).
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The Good Wife (2009)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA
43 min.
 8.3
Justice (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.0
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Untouched (2017)
Crime, Drama
USA
80 min.
 6.4
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
42 min.
 8.5

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, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, mind game, judge, arrest, crimes, lawyer, scheme, courtroom drama, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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 7.2
 162K
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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, obsession, legal investigation, manipulation, perfect crime, attempted murder, lawyer, manipulations, guilt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, 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, serious, twists and turns ...
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, washington d.c., vietnam
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 8.3
 60K
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, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, legal, rape, starting over, courtroom, legal investigation, infidelity, law firm, corruption, district attorney, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: courtroom drama, anthology, murder, legal action, legal investigation, racism, police, criminal, crime investigation, crimes, legal, society ...
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: 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, realistic, rough, 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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 7.7
 155K
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: clever, talky, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, courtroom drama, corruption, split personality, legal investigation, insanity, psychopath, bishop, hotshot lawyer, murder, lawyer, pornographic video ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, sexual relations, femme fatale, legal investigation, obsession, crumbling marriage, manipulations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.0
 1K
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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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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, legal investigation, who done it, crime, false accusation, law enforcement, legal, rivalry, idealism, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, 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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, judge, crime, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, murder, urban, police investigation, mystery, crimes, 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, hotel, dishonesty, murder trial, jury, 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, legal investigation, courtroom, court, small town, false accusation, fish out of water, trial, culture clash, suspicion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
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 7.1
 53K
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: serious, clever, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, self defense, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, leukemia, domestic violence, insurance, jury, lawsuit, judge, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: 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: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, soldier, legal investigation, crime, courtroom drama, murder, war, military life, wartime life, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Place: india, asia
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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, bleak, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, infidelity, crime, 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, legal investigation, courtroom drama, secretary of state, politician, secret past, blackmail, poker game, senate, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, conspiracy, nuclear, cia, amateur detective, mystery, uncover truth, daughter, father, death, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: life is a bitch, police investigation, legal investigation, child murder, murder, false accusation, investigation, crime, 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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, uncover truth, legal investigation, crimes, murder, womanizer, psychopath, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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The Lacemaker (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The internationally produced The Lacemaker (La Dentelliere) stars Isabelle Huppert as Pomme, a meek and mild French beautician whose life takes a fateful turn during a vacation to Normandy. Here Huppert becomes the lover of middle-class ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, intellectual
Plot: mental institution, legal investigation, social differences, college, young lovers, romance, university, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 70s
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 6.8
 101K
The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, law firm, lawyer, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, legal, rebellion, fbi, fighting the system, surveillance, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: memphis, usa, tennessee, louisiana, harvard university ...
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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, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, dishonesty, mob, witness protection, based on movie, 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
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 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: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, 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
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 1K
Bamako (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mali, USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken ...
Style: serious, touching, biting, realistic
Plot: politics, globalization, legal investigation, bank, corporate crimes, colonialism, female singer, village, courtroom drama, bar, down on your luck, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 20K
Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: lawyer, terrorism, courtroom, legal investigation, terrorist, bombing, ex-lover, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer, government agency, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, usa, boston
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Wedding in Blood (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is ...
Style: cynical, serious, realistic, clever, suspense ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, neo noir, manipulations, obsession, village, crime, couple relations, small town, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 290
Mandrake (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: Brazil
Duration: 48 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: womanizer, legal investigation, crimes, legal, crime, courtroom, courtroom drama, dishonesty, society, power relations, counterculture, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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