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, interesting, suspense, intense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with trial, courtroom, lawyer, justice, redemption, murder, mentor, corruption, death and court 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: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Runaway Jury (2003), Flight (2012), The Reader (2008), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Invisible Guest (2016), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Molly's Game (2017), A Civil Action (1998), In the Name of the Father (1993).

List of trial movies

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: lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, legal, mind game, judge, murder, arrest, trial, courtroom drama, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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 7.1
 86K
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, court, dishonesty, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cincinnati ohio, indiana, ohio, new orleans, san francisco
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 7.3
 306K
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: pilot, air disaster, stewardess, alcohol abuse, airplane, courage, trial, addiction, airplane accident, investigation, confession, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 220K
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: psychological, bleak, melancholic, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, sexual relations, sex scene, trial, first love, unlikely couple, female prisoner, guilt, secret, student ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1958 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, berlin germany, west berlin west germany ...
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, 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, surprise ending ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, master criminal, justice, crime, death, prison, mind game, district attorney, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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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: uncover truth, interrogation, death, trial, false accusation, female lawyer, judge, suspect, corpse, murder suspect, lawyer, confession of crime ...
Place: spain, barcelona spain
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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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 7.5
 109K
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: female protagonist, poker, trial, gambling, court, father daughter relationship, lawyer, card playing, poker game, casino, skiing, gambling house ...
Place: new york, los angeles
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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, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, trial, small town, law firm, lawsuit, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, reach out, righting the wronged, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., massachusetts, boston, new jersey
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, 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, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: irish, prison, trial, bomb, torture, 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
 225K
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, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, life is a bitch, desperation, loss of son, trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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 8.3
 64K
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, clever, touching, realistic ...
Plot: workplace situations, dedicated lawyer, legal, legal investigation, lawyer, trial, crumbling marriage, law firm, courtroom, district attorney, corruption, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, injustice, lawyer, torture, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, prison life, sadism, rape, muslim ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
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 7.4
 165K
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, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional, serious ...
Plot: judge, courtroom, small town, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, dysfunctional family, trial, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, 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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 7.7
 217K
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: intense, tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, navy, military, suicide, army investigation, lawyer, murder, sexism, trial, marines, u.s. navy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
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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, neo noir, trial, deception, false accusation, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
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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, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: child abuse, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, confined, isolation, mentally unstable, threat, crime, captivity, family problems, basement, torture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, usa
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 5.7
 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, dishonesty, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
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 7.5
 121K
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 ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, revenge, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, dishonesty, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.6
 6K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
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, hypnosis, psychiatrist, court, trial, murder, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, israel
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 8.0
 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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: lawyer, law firm, jury, media circus, trial, legal investigation, legal, rivalry, courtroom drama, celebrity culture, innocence, 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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hacker, corruption, hospital, trial, psychiatrist, journalist, investigation, mystery, crime, murder, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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 7.2
 40K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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: touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, convict, injustice, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, prison, life is a bitch, legal, investigation, trial ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.6
 3K
Longford (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, captivating ...
Plot: lawyer, politician, humiliation, cruelty, trial, judge, prison, friendship, civil rights, crimes, social activist, family relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, europe, manchester, yorkshire
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 7.2
 33K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: autism, asperger's syndrome, love affair, fall in love, social misfits, shyness, mental illness, loneliness, unlikely couple, trial, neighbor, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 11K
Shark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, lawyer, crimes, false accusation, uncover truth, prosecutor, evidence, trial, testimony, team, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, revolution, anti war, robbery, political unrest, trial, police brutality, judge, journalist, german, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1977, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, dubai, cyprus, lithuania ...
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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, captivating, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, mafia, organized crime, tough law enforcer, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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