Law school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant law school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, talky, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with law school, friendship, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, lawyer, runaway, drinking and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as law school: Legally Blonde (2001), Big Daddy (1999), The Paper Chase (1978), Conviction (2010), With Honors (1994), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Golden Time (2013), The Paper Chase (1973), Strange Justice (1999), Never Met Picasso (1996).

List of law school movies

 6.2
 155K
Legally Blonde (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, teen comedy
Plot: self discovery, beauty salon, rivalry, university, law school, girl power, blonde, fish out of water, intern, feminism, teachers and students, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, massachusetts, california
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 6.4
 179K
Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adoption, responsibility, immaturity, child's point of view, parents and children, friends, slacker, parenthood, love and romance, single father, mentor, lifestyle change ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Paper Chase (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Critically lauded drama about the life and pressures of a group of students at a prestigious Eastern law school, with a strict and domineering contract-law professor named Charles Kingsfield, who alternately inspires and terrifies the students.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: law school, college, teachers and students, college life, student life, ambition, power relations, social relations, coming of age, legal, youth, social activist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, campus
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 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, prison, fighting the system, convict, lawyer, legal action, money, christmas, investigation, testimony, law school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, college student, law school, graduation, homeless, college life, bum, social relations, coming of age, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university, new jersey
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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, love and romance, midlife crisis, friends, divorce, law school, mentor, couples, romance, crazy, looking for sex, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 1K
Golden Time (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Banri Tada is a freshman at a Tokyo law school. After an accident, he suffers severe memory loss. Despite the incident, he befriends fellow freshman, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, which leads him to the beautiful, yet obsessive, Kouko Kaga.
Plot: law school, spirit, night cityscape, past, law student, bridge, memory, club, memory loss, accident, ghost, nightmare ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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The Paper Chase (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, captivating, clever ...
Plot: college, studying, law student, paper airplane, self discovery, chase, teachers and students, mentor protege relationship, coming of age, college life, student life, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harvard university, usa, california
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Strange Justice (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Fact-based story about the sexual harassment suit filed by Anita Hill during the appointment trials of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court during the George Bush Presidential administration. The film gives both parties a fairly even ...
Plot: ridicule, civil servant, blood pressure, anatomy, minority, damage, surgery, director, courage, psychologist, drug addiction, anti semitism ...
Time: year 1982, year 1991
Place: missouri, washington d.c., campus
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Never Met Picasso (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This gay-oriented drama centers on the life and exploits of Andrew, an aspiring painter. Still living at home with his mother Genna, an avant garde actress, constantly rejected by art schools, and without a lover, Andrew decides to enter a contest ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, love triangle, destroying property, african american, female female kiss, lesbian, lesbian kiss, nurse, father son relationship, humiliation ...
Place: paris france
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Desire: The Vampire (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Coroner's assistant (who is also a law student) gets involved in a strange case involving his girlfriend's place of employment (a hospital) and Vampires after Milton King is drained of his blood. Strange things happen as a defrocked ...
Plot: vampire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, book, murder, interrogation, corpse, foot chase, student, blood, nurse, obsession, studying ...
Time: 80s
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Spin the Bottle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When five childhood friends reunite for a weekend in the country, old jealousies resurface, sexual debauchery ensues, and it quickly becomes clear that time may not heal all wounds...
Plot: secret, reunion, friends, law school, lodge, reunited friends, plastic surgery, mountain climbing, phone sex, marriage engagement, swing, hiking ...
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Student No. 1 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Aditya (NTR) joins a law college in Vizag as a student. The law college is notorious for its unruly students headed by Satya (Rajeev Kanakala). Aditya is shown as a young mysterious man and throughout the first half there are several flashbacks to ...
Plot: bus, college, father son relationship, student, professor, library, knife, murder, classroom, convict, bully, law school ...
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Southside with You (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chronicles a single day in the summer of 1989 when the future president of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.
Style: romantic
Plot: father, mother, grandfather, cinema, smoking, u.s. president, racism, black american, pizzeria, partner, navy, chapel ...
Time: year 1961, year 1989
Place: campus, harvard university, united states, illinois, hawaii ...
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 5.3
 915
Listen to Me (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son, a society girl, and a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. A group of college debaters learn ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: opposites attract, friendship, college life, politics, young lovers, contests and competitions, romance, love and romance, youth, couple relations, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.2
 44
Slip & Fall (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: What happens when a law student breaks the law to pay for law school? Graduation is only a "slip" away...
Plot: lawyer, law student, insurance, law school, insurance fraud, college dean, dean
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The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: politics, hidden camera, blackmail, hospital, male prostitute, hustler, politician, murder, love triangle, militant, vandalism, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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Bridge and Tunnel (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Unspooled through a series of vignettes, this slice-of-life tale follows a group of young college graduates who are forced -- because of a bleak economic environment -- to shack up with their parents and settle for low-paying jobs.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: friendship, twentysomething life, suburbs, couple relations, couples, friends, bridge, tunnel, fight, pirate, unemployment, september 11 2001 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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 4.5
 34
Murder101 (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With a passion for solving crime, fueled by the unsolved murder of her father’s death at the hands of a mass murderer days before she was born, law student Fiona Reid sets about the task of catching a mass murderer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, law student, danger, mass murder, college, deadly, amateur detective, teachers and students, college life, student life, woman in danger, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
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Something Borrowed (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a successful attorney and a loyal, generous friend, she is still single. After one drink too many at her 30th-birthday celebration, Rachel unexpectedly falls into bed with her longtime crush, Dex -- who happens to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friends, cheating, birthday, wedding, best friend, lawyer, romance, friendship, drugs/alcohol, best friends, love and romance, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, ireland
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: politics, election, obsession, death, politician, priest, ghost, romance, haunted by the past, congressman, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: chile, usa, washington d.c., minneapolis minnesota, vietnam ...
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 6.3
 4K
True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, friendship, college, blind ambition, vengeance, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
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 7.3
 17K
Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, friends, high school, secret, motel, fight, marijuana, blackmail, virgin, rudeness, sex, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, oakland california
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 6.9
 16K
Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, clever, bleak, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: high school, exploitation, celebrity, sex, coma, maid, strong sexual content, teenage life, dysfunctional family, society, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, colombia, israel
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 5.2
 7K
Soul Man (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soul Man is a comedy film made in 1986 about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for an African-American-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. It stars C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teen comedy, teens
Plot: scholarship, college life, racism, college, comedy of errors, hidden identity, interracial relations, culture clash, secret identity, university, social differences, student life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, massachusetts, usa, los angeles, campus ...
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 7.6
 170K
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: gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: child abuse, courtroom drama, childhood, sexual abuse, court, vengeance, friendship, lawyer, juvenile delinquent, crime, haunted by the past, rape ...
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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Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, serious, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, media, workplace, workaholic, research, suspicion, career, blind ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., haiti
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 7.3
 132K
Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: serious, clever, psychological, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, mafia, neo-noir, addiction, cards, cons and scams, judge, dishonesty, buddies, roulette ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
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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: clever, talky, witty, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coma, courtroom drama, lawyer, law student, diabetes, murder, crime, attempted murder, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, socialite, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: rhode island
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, norway, harvard university, new york state ...
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