Trial movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant trial movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, thought provoking, interesting and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with trial, lawyer, legal, courtroom, crimes, court, murder, justice, judge and corruption 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 trial: Shark (2006), Runaway Jury (2003), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), The Reader (2008), A Fall From Grace (2020), Conviction (2010), Damages (2007), A Few Good Men (1992), Molly's Game (2017), In the Name of the Father (1993).

List of trial movies

 7.1
 11K
Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Notorious Los Angeles defense attorney Sebastian Stark becomes disillusioned with his career after his successful defense of a wife-abuser results in the wife's death. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: hotshot lawyer, murder, trial, lawyer, false accusation, prosecutor, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, testimony, team, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.1
 93K
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: captivating, stylized, tense, cynical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, jury, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, cincinnati ohio, ohio, indiana, 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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal investigation, mind game, hotshot lawyer, murder, legal, court, crimes, arrest, judge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
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 7.6
 233K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, sexuality, first love, sexual relations, unlikely couple, trial, sex with a minor, female prisoner, guilt, secret ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s, year 1988 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
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A Fall From Grace (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a law-abiding woman gets indicted for murdering her husband, her lawyer soon realizes that a larger conspiracy may be at work.
Style: twists and turns, psychological thriller, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: trial, murder, sex scene, black cast, black woman, conspiracy, lawyer client relationship, crumbling relationship, depression, serial killer, ex husband, older woman younger man ...
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 7.2
 43K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, 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, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 8.1
 28K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, female lawyer, murder, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, corporate crimes, manipulation, power relations, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 240K
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, earnest, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, army investigation, courtroom, navy, u.s. navy, lawyer, marines, hotshot lawyer, trial, suicide, military, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 150K
Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Style: non-linear, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: female protagonist, poker, court, lawyer, card playing, poker game, gambling, father daughter relationship, trial, fbi, club, arrest ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, suprisingly clever, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
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Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, lawyer, injustice, escape, drug smuggling, brutality, escape attempt, suprisingly clever, trial, convict, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: turkey, brooklyn new york city, istanbul turkey, greece
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 7.7
 242K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, disorder, life is a bitch, pedophile, twists & turns, serial killer, corruption, insanity ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada ...
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 7.1
 11K
Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, psychological, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, legal action, journalism, society, legal, post war, nazi, strong female character, strong female lead, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s
Place: israel, usa, new york, jerusalem
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 7.9
 13K
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, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, uncover truth, trial, legal, injustice, hopes, society, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.4
 182K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, judge, small town, hotshot lawyer, jury, murder trial, homecoming, legal, family relations, courtroom drama, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new york, chicago illinois
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Anger Management (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, realistic, not serious, neurotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rage, lawyer, therapist, anger, unconventional method, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychology, power relations, uptight character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, boston, bronx new york city, new jersey
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: resistance, nazism, german, politics, death sentence, human spirit, historical character, fighting the system, rebellion, tragic hero, against the rules, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, false accusation, deception, crimes, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
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 7.2
 219K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, jazz, singer, desire for fame, showbiz, rivalry, satire, execution, trial, rising to stardom, jail ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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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: earnest, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, poverty, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, legal, trial, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
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 8.3
 69K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, law firm, self discovery, lawyers and clients, legal, court, lawyer, crumbling marriage, corruption, district attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.6
 4K
La Llorona (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Guatemala, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tale of horror and fantasy, ripe with suspense, and an urgent metaphor of Guatemalan recent history and its unhealed political wounds.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, psychotronic, rough
Plot: trial, genocide, indigenous people, war crime, servant, grandfather, death, guilty verdict, alzheimer's disease, protest, paranoia, war criminal ...
Place: guatemala
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Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, factual, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: trial, lawyer, arson, justice, court, death penalty, fighting the system, prison, hopes, freedom, false accusation, legal ...
Place: texas
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 5.7
 17K
The Juror (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hitman, danger, obsession, trial, legal, single parent, legal action, blackmail, court case, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, guatemala
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Bezmiar Sprawiedliwosci (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Young Lukasz, who was persuaded by his father to study law, listens to the story of experienced lawyer Wilczek about a memorable murder case from his past.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, exciting
Plot: justice, lawyer, trial, court, legal, prison sentence, falsely accused, revenge motive, truth, false accusation, murder investigation, murder ...
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National Treasure (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Paul Finchley is a bona fide "national treasure", one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.
Style: twist ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: trial, comedian, family relations, sexual assault, actor, rape accusation, husband wife relationship, rape, investigation, bad guy wins, rapist, unhappy ending ...
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 8.1
 40K
Pink (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Deepak is a lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder who experiences frequent mood swings. One night, Rajveer and his friends get drunk and try to molest Miss Arora and her two roommates leading to an accident. The film revolves around how Deepak ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, serious, talky ...
Plot: attempted rape, lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape accusation, false accusation, bullying, bipolar disorder, power relations, fighting the system, wrongful arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delhi, india
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 5.4
 435
The Rendering (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ten years after being molested in art school by habitual rapist Theodore Gray, who is serving 25 years but eligible for parole, Sarah Reynolds leads a happy life in a gallery and with her handsome husband, lawyer Michael Reynolds, and helps police ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: blackmail, trial, prison, psychopath, woman in danger, haunted by the past, mind game, manhunt, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
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 7.5
 137K
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, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, legal action, murder, justice, injustice, small town, rape, court, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
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 6.6
 7K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, trial, murder, hypnosis, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montreal, quebec, canada, montreal quebec, israel
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