Courtroom drama movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant courtroom drama movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, thought provoking, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with legal, courtroom drama, courtroom, court, lawyer, justice, mentor, corruption, runaway and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as courtroom drama: A Time to Kill (1996), A Few Good Men (1992), Philadelphia (1993), The Verdict (1982), Runaway Jury (2003), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), ...and justice for all. (1979), The Rainmaker (1997), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Fracture (2007).

List of courtroom drama movies

 7.4
 155K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, justice, lawyer, injustice, small town, rape, court, legal, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 7.7
 256K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, twists and turns, realistic, serious, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, u.s. navy, marines, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, suicide, court, military, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.7
 238K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, gay, lawsuit, lawyer, lgbt, terminal illness, hiv, court, homosexual, prejudice, judiciary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.7
 40K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, courtroom, character study, legal action, fighting the system, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, new york
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 7.1
 97K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, jury, court, courtroom, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, bribery, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, indiana, cincinnati ohio, ohio, san francisco
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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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...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, lawyers and clients, injustice, price of justice, moral dilemma, legal action, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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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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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, poverty, courtroom, lawyer, prejudice, court, small town, rape, legal, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
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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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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, genocide, war crime, world war two, holocaust, jewish, court, redemption, german, nazism, cold war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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 7.1
 35K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, injustice, courtroom drama, violence against women, sexual abuse, rape victim, gang rape, lawyer, testimony, legal action, justice, district attorney ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., boston, massachusetts, washington state
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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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, mistress, murder, lawyer, infidelity, investigation, mystery, crimes, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
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 6.4
 8K
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: touching, thought provoking, serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, against the odds, family relations, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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 7.5
 216K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: child abuse, prison rape, childhood, courtroom drama, homosexual rape, pedophilia, pedophile, vengeance, torture, rape, haunted by the past, juvenile prison ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
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 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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 7.8
 15K
12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, court, uncover truth, legal, hopes, society, injustice, revelation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.3
 42K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, lawsuit, rape, small town, against the odds, sexism, court, fighting the system, financial problem, labor union ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota, 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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 6.6
 29K
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, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, court, small town, law firm, legal investigation, uncover truth, righting the wronged, dedicated lawyer, legal, corporate crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: boston, new york, massachusetts, washington d.c., new jersey
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crimes, strong female character, legal, who done it, uncover truth, fighting the system, courtroom, frame up, journalism, law enforcement ...
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, witty, captivating, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, millionaire, aids, free love, civil rights, lawsuit, legal, porn, fighting the system, rebellion, rise to the top, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio, washington d.c. ...
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 7.6
 15K
12 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A loose remake of “12 Angry Men”, “12” is set in contemporary Moscow where 12 very different men must unanimously decide the fate of a young Chechen accused of murdering his step-father, a Russian army officer. Consigned to a makeshift jury ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, inter cultural, suspense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, racism, legal, murder, court case, life is a bitch, heroes, society, hopes, family relations, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale ...
Style: political, factual, thought provoking, serious, suspense
Plot: courtroom drama, activist, injustice, political activism, jury, hippie, riot, court, protest, political persecution, courtroom, political prisoner ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968, year 1994
Place: chicago illinois, mississippi, oakland california, washington d.c., ohio ...
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 7.6
 121K
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, realistic, not serious, road movie, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: court, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal action, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, small town, legal, judge, fish out of water, cousin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, new york, new jersey
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 8.4
 109K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, multiple suspects, murder, uncover truth, small town, grief, courtroom drama, partners, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, court, false accusation, injustice, jail, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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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 8.5
 46K
Boston Legal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008. Boston Legal is a spin-off of long-running Kelley ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, law firm, courtroom drama, lawyer, ethics, partners, legal, idealism, civil rights, workplace, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 7.3
 8K
Music Box (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, family relations, parents and children, court, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, racism, power relations, justice, court case ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, hungary, budapest, chicago illinois, germany ...
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