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The list contains the best, new and most relevant courtroom drama movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, intense, interesting and suspense films and TV shows about / with courtroom, courtroom drama, legal, lawyer, court, justice, corruption, runaway, mentor and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as courtroom drama: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Fracture (2007), Bad Judge (2014), American Crime (2015), The Verdict (1982), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Breaker Morant (1980), Runaway Jury (2003), A Time to Kill (1996), Rules of Engagement (2000).
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American Crime
Crime, Drama
USA
43 min.
 7.8
Fracture
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA, Germany
113 min.
 7.2
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Untouched
Crime, Drama
USA
80 min.
 6.6
The Insult
Drama, Thriller
France, Cyprus, Belgium, Lebanon, USA
112 min.
 7.7

List of courtroom drama movies

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, supernatural, courtroom, catholicism, good versus evil, devil, uncover truth, religion, death, demons, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
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: murder, anthology, crimes, crime investigation, police, criminal, courtroom drama, legal, celebrity, society, flashback, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 7.2
 162K
Fracture
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, mystery, obsession, perfect crime, guilt, revenge, courtroom drama, adultery, murder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 5.9
 4K
Bad Judge
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series chronicles the personal life (and the wild lifestyle) of Rebecca Wright, a tough-as-nails judge serving on the Los Angeles County Circuit Court, whose time off the bench is spent partying and displaying a reckless behavior. Her reputation ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sitcom, workplace situations, female judge, courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, workplace humor, power relations, female boss, mini van, drinking contest, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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American Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, crimes, family relations, interracial relations, tragedy, society, parents and children, murder, racism, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 31K
The Verdict
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: talky, clever, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, hospital, courtroom, court, fighting the system, lawyer, justice, betrayal, legal action, mentor, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
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Judgment at Nuremberg
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 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: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, holocaust, genocide, german, war, idealism, nazi, redemption, jewish, nazis, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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 7.9
 11K
Breaker Morant
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war, australian, military, politics, murder, court, courtroom, british, colonialism, brutality, lawyer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa, australia, england, south australia
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 7.1
 84K
Runaway Jury
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: suspense, clever, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, corruption, surveillance, manipulation, conspiracy, justice, chase, court, revenge, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, ohio, indiana, cincinnati ohio
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 7.4
 115K
A Time to Kill
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: suspense, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Rules of Engagement
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: realistic, rough, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: military, courtroom drama, lawyer, war, betrayal, courtroom, political corruption, court, vietnam war, surveillance, investigation, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, middle east, iraq, vietnam, battleship ...
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 7.7
 207K
A Few Good Men
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, clever, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, murder, lawyer, military, corruption, underdog, court, justice, death, dedicated lawyer, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
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 7.3
 64K
Amistad
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, slavery, rebellion, idealism, freedom, courtroom, politics, president, murder, civil war, justice, period piece ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: africa, usa, england, cuba, spain
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 6.8
 5K
Nuts
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, mental illness, courtroom, lawyer, psychiatrist, insanity, prostitution, parents and children, child abuse, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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 7.6
 170K
Sleepers
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, gloomy, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: crime, sexual abuse, child abuse, courtroom drama, vengeance, friendship, childhood, lawyer, court, rape, torture, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
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True Believer
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: crime, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, prison, neo noir, legal action, murder, murder mystery, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 155K
Primal Fear
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: crime, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, mental illness, court, courtroom, psychiatrist, manipulation, insanity, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.1
 53K
The Rainmaker
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: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, justice, court, underdog, hospital, dedicated lawyer, revenge, mentor, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey
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 6.6
 8K
Suspect
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: suspenseful, clever, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime, chase, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, murder mystery, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
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 7.3
 46K
Woman in Gold
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, serious, dramatic, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, art, courtroom drama, nazi, lawyer, jewish, justice, courtroom, guilt, german, jews, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, germany, poland, vienna, los angeles ...
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 6.4
 6K
Class Action
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: clever, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, father daughter relationship, courtroom, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, court, conspiracy, family drama, mentor, legal investigation, chase, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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 7.1
 28K
The Accused
Genre: Drama
Country: 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: realistic, disturbing, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, justice, court, betrayal, violence, guilt, investigation, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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...and justice for all.
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: clever, suspense, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, lawyer, courtroom drama, corruption, court, rape, betrayal, guilt, investigation, dedicated lawyer, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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 6.5
 12K
Jagged Edge
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, courtroom, court, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, crime, neo-noir, guilt, justice, plot twist, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Reversal of Fortune
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Wealthy Sunny von B├╝low lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Style: clever, talky, witty, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, crime, courtroom drama, murder, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, coma, murder mystery, justice, court, corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: rhode island
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Ghosts of Mississippi
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: talky, serious, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, lawyer, murder, assassination, court, dedicated lawyer, segregation, investigation, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Presumed Innocent
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, surprise ending, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, investigation, infidelity, guilt, adultery, revenge, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit
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 6.5
 25K
A Civil Action
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, factual ...
Plot: lawyer, small town, courtroom drama, obsession, courtroom, court, dedicated lawyer, investigation, greed, justice, legal investigation, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, washington d.c.
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 7.3
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North Country
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: realistic, emotional, serious, dramatic, disturbing ...
Plot: women, courtroom drama, workplace, small town, court, lawyer, rape, courtroom, father daughter relationship, mining, lawsuit, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: minnesota, usa, mine
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The Conspirator
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: captivating, talky, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, courtroom, lawyer, president, courtroom drama, civil war, idealism, justice, sacrifice, american civil war, death ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1860s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c.
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