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, interesting, intense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with trial, lawyer, mentor, corruption, courtroom, justice, dialogue, runaway, redemption and murder 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: Runaway Jury (2003), Flight (2012), The Reader (2008), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), A Civil Action (1998), The Invisible Guest (2016), In the Name of the Father (1993), Changeling (2008), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011).

List of trial movies

 7.1
 85K
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, tense, cynical, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, judge, lawsuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, ohio, cincinnati ohio, new orleans, san francisco
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 7.3
 300K
Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip ...
Style: tense, emotional, psychological, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: air disaster, pilot, stewardess, courage, trial, alcohol abuse, addiction, airplane, investigation, confession, drinking problem, airplane accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 216K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
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: psychological, bleak, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, age difference, sexuality, trial, first love, unlikely couple, female prisoner, guilt, secret, student, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1958, year 1980 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, berlin germany, west berlin west germany ...
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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, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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 6.6
 26K
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: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, small town, lawsuit, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, legal, righting the wronged, reach out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: massachusetts, washington d.c., boston, new jersey
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspense, tricky
Plot: interrogation, uncover truth, death, false accusation, trial, suspect, judge, female lawyer, corpse, confession of crime, false accusation of murder, accusation ...
Place: spain, barcelona spain
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: prison, irish, torture, trial, bomb, rebellion, lawyer, courtroom, terrorism, false accusation, interrogation, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland, scotland ...
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 7.7
 222K
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, tense, sentimental, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, loss of son, desperation, trial, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, master criminal, prison, justice, mind game, death, danger, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, captivating, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, legal, judge, murder, courtroom, mind game, arrest, manipulations, jury, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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 8.3
 62K
The Good Wife (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal, lawyer, legal investigation, trial, crumbling marriage, district attorney, courtroom, law firm, corruption, politics, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, 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, realistic, not serious, neurotic, entertaining ...
Plot: anger, therapist, rage, therapy, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychiatrist, psychology, uptight character, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey, boston
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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: captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, neo noir, false accusation, deception, crime, infidelity, couples, self discovery, life is a bitch, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa
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 7.5
 104K
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.
Plot: poker, gambling, court, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, trial, lawyer, card playing, poker game, employer employee relationship, club, sport competition ...
Place: new york, los angeles
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: child abuse, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, confined, isolation, suburban life, crime, mentally unstable, threat, captivity, family problems, basement ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, indiana
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 5.6
 16K
The Juror (1996)
Genre: 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: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, danger, obsession, trial, single parent, courtroom drama, legal action, blackmail, court case, legal, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
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 7.4
 118K
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 ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 7.9
 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, jury, media circus, trial, legal investigation, rivalry, innocence, legal, celebrity culture, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: hacker, corruption, hospital, trial, journalist, psychiatrist, investigation, mystery, crime, murder, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, organized crime, mafia, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners against crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.1
 26K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: rough, clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, powerful corporation, hotshot lawyer, trial, dishonesty, power relations, corporate crimes, legal action, manipulations, workplace, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 204K
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, uplifting, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, gay, lawyer, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, terminal illness, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.7
 161K
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, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, human spirit, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, treatment, transsexual, society, gay slur, casual sex ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, china, japan ...
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The Limehouse Golem (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical Golem – must be responsible.
Style: gothic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: police inspector, investigation, courtroom, serial killer, trial, death sentence, murder, murder trial, razor blade, confession, library, book ...
Place: scotland yard
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The Conspirator (2010)
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: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, trial, boarding house, legal, death sentence, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
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Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terror is stalking the land: people are disappearing daily, their bodies appearing covered in savage gashes coupled with precise surgical cuts. The legend of the 'Werewolf of Allariz' spreads across the land like wildfire. When Barbara ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological, scary
Plot: serial killer, werewolf, stalking, gothic horror, transformation, trial, mind game, dangerous attraction, dangerous animal, legends and myths, supernatural, village ...
Time: contemporary, 1850s
Place: spain
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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: suspenseful, emotional, disturbing, sincere, talky ...
Plot: judge, holocaust, courtroom drama, cold war, war crime, trial, genocide, redemption, war, german, society, nazism ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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 6.3
 48K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: war, soldier, frame up, army investigation, racism, trial, military, captivity, human spirit, confined, u.s. army, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
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