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, suspense, serious, tense, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with court, lawyer, courtroom, crimes, murder, legal, judge, corruption, mentor and justice plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as trial: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Judge (2014), Primal Fear (1996), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Shark (2006), Molly's Game (2017), A Few Good Men (1992), Runaway Jury (2003), A Fall From Grace (2020), The Reader (2008).

List of trial movies

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, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, small town, poverty, single father, rape, court, childhood, legal, racial discrimination ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.4
 191K
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, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, court, murder trial, jury, homecoming, parent child relationship, funeral, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, massachusetts, usa, chicago illinois, new york
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 7.7
 212K
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, neo noir ...
Plot: lawyer, mental illness, legal investigation, court, split personality, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, court case ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, legal investigation, legal, courtroom drama, murder, hotshot lawyer, crimes, arrest, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills, san francisco
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 7.1
 12K
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, lawyer, murder, prosecutor, false accusation, evidence, crimes, uncover truth, court, testimony, legal, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.4
 169K
Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada, China
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: social, neo noir, non-linear, surprise ending, weird
Plot: poker, gambling, female protagonist, lawyer, card playing, court, father daughter relationship, poker game, fbi, illegal gambling, club, skiing ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: colorado, manhattan new york city, new york, los angeles
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 7.7
 262K
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, suspense, tricky, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, u.s. navy, military, army investigation, court, marines, court martial, hotshot lawyer, suicide, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
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 7.1
 98K
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, suspense, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, court, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, jury, justice, legal, society, righting the wronged, manipulation, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, indiana, cincinnati ohio ...
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A Fall From Grace (2020)
Genre: 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, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: black woman, sex scene, older woman younger man, court, murder, lawyer client relationship, black cast, conspiracy, serial killer, crumbling relationship, murder mystery, framed for murder ...
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 7.6
 244K
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, sexy, emotional, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, first love, older woman younger man sex, sex, coming of age, sexual relations, nazi, sexuality, older woman teenage boy sex, secret, world war two ...
Time: year 1988, year 1958, year 1980, post world war two, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
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 7.4
 159K
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, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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 8.4
 75K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, lawyer, court, female protagonist, legal, self discovery, working mom, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.6
 123K
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: funny, feel good, humorous, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, courtroom drama, small town, false accusation, legal, dedicated lawyer, justice, jail, cousin cousin relationship, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, new york, new jersey, southern usa, usa
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 7.2
 44K
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, inspirational, sexy ...
Plot: lawyer, court, false accusation, fighting the system, prison, injustice, courtroom drama, legal action, freedom, legal, hopes, investigation ...
Time: year 1992, year 1995, year 2001, 90s, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, rhode island, boston, usa
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 8.1
 30K
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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, powerful corporation, female lawyer, court, legal investigation, corporate crimes, hotshot lawyer, power relations, legal action, dishonesty, workplace, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 215K
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, light, funny, ridiculous, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: lawyer, sorority, girl power, college, blonde, fashion, law school, rivalry, university, court, law student, believe in yourself ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.1
 181K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, humorous, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, pilot, cia, cocaine, smuggler, drugs, fbi, drug smuggling, money, cia agent, government agent ...
Time: 80s, year 1978, year 1983, year 1981, year 1986 ...
Place: colombia, latin america, usa, central america, panama ...
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Canada, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, tense, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, bodyguard, chase, killer, assassin, tough guy, on the run, two man army, one against many, criminal, murderer, car chase ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, buckingham palace, london, manchester, amsterdam ...
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 7.8
 254K
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, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, missing child, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, kidnapping, disorder, life is a bitch, court, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: california, los angeles, usa, canada, seattle
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National Treasure (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 192 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, suspense, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, court, father daughter relationship, rapist, unhappy ending, investigation, rape, media, bad guy wins, comedian, family relations, sexual assault ...
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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, suspense, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, court, courtroom drama, prejudice, legal, injustice, false accusation, investigation, murder, lawyer, jail, religious persecution ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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, sincere, suspenseful, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, politics, nazi germany, resistance, nazism, death sentence, justice, german, idealism, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: munich germany, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
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The Eichmann Show (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: media, genocide, war criminal, nazi germany, court, tv show, shoah, nazi war criminal, holocaust, judge, jewish, television ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, jerusalem
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 7.9
 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, female lawyer, courtroom drama, court, media circus, legal investigation, innocence, legal, rivalry, celebrity culture, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, gothic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: corruption, hospital, court, mystery, investigation, murder, crimes, lawyer, conspiracy, policewoman, hacker, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, bleak, political, harsh, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, bomb, anti war, journalist, prison, police brutality, brutality, idealism, protest, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1972, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, rome italy, stockholm sweden ...
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, cerebral, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, transsexual, fighting the system, human spirit, gay slur, drugs, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, treatment, hiv, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, mexico, austin texas ...
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An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: harsh, disturbing, serious, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, torture, domestic violence, crimes, dysfunctional family, confined, captivity, court, mentally unstable, sadism, family problems, threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
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An Officer and a Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: spy, lawyer, courtroom, manipulation, espionage, arrest, french history, french army, miscarriage of justice, gay soldier, duel, police investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: paris france, france
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Special Section (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.
Style: political, suspense
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, politics, world war two, assassination, subway, train, murder, journalist, french politics, nazi occupied france, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: paris france, france
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