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, tense, intense and suspense films and TV shows about / with trial, courtroom, lawyer, crimes, murder, justice, court, mentor, storytelling and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as trial: Runaway Jury (2003), The Reader (2008), In the Name of the Father (1993), Midnight Express (1978), Changeling (2008), Hannah Arendt (2012), The Judge (2014), Anger Management (2003), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), A Few Good Men (1992).

List of trial movies

 7.1
 89K
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: stylized, captivating, tense, cynical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, lawyer, court, courtroom, trial, corruption, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, indiana, ohio, cincinnati ohio, san francisco
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 7.6
 225K
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, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, sexual relations, first love, older woman younger man sex, unlikely couple, trial, female prisoner, guilt, sex with a minor, secret ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 80s, year 1988 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
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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, thought provoking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, thief, 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, injustice, lawyer, drug smuggling, escape, escape attempt, trial, brutality, convict, muslim, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
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 7.7
 230K
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, serial killer, life is a bitch, corruption, loss of son, desperation, twists & turns ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
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 7.1
 10K
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: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: holocaust, trial, war crime, legal action, society, journalism, legal, post war, strong female lead, nazi, strong female character, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961
Place: usa, new york, israel, jerusalem
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 7.4
 171K
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: judge, lawyer, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, small town, legal, family relations, homecoming, parent child relationship, uncover truth, dysfunctional family, trial ...
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, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rage, therapy, therapist, anger, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychiatrist, psychology, uptight character, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, boston, 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, idealism, politics, historical character, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, tragic hero, against the rules, trial ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, east germany, poland ...
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 7.7
 226K
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, twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, suicide, marines, lawyer, military, murder, legal, sexism, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
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: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, trial, deception, false accusation, crimes, crime, infidelity, couples, life is a bitch, self discovery, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
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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, lawyer, poverty, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, legal, trial, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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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, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, mind game, murder, judge, legal, arrest, manipulations, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
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 7.4
 128K
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: surprise ending, non-linear
Plot: female protagonist, poker, court, gambling, card playing, father daughter relationship, trial, olympics, lawyer, poker game, casino, gambling house ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york
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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, disturbing, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: trial, arson, justice, court, lawyer, fighting the system, false accusation, legal, freedom, hopes, prison, death penalty ...
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: hitman, danger, obsession, trial, single parent, legal, courtroom drama, legal action, court case, blackmail, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, guatemala
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 5.3
 412
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: trial, blackmail, prison, haunted by the past, mind game, woman in danger, psychopath, manhunt, mystery, obsession, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
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 7.5
 126K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, legal action, injustice, small town, rape, court, revenge, legal, trial, punishment ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern 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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, false accusation, trial, investigation, uncover truth, murder, legal action, legal, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.6
 7K
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, hypnosis, psychiatrist, court, trial, murder, mystery, investigation, crimes, clergy, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, canada, quebec, israel
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 6.3
 688
The Mole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pawel, a Polish man in his early 30s, makes a living with his father Zygmunt importing second-hand clothing from the North of France to Southern Poland. On his way back from one of regular "business trips", Pawel is shocked to discover his ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: mole, trial, uncover truth, haunted by the past, working class, solidarity, labor union, life is a bitch, family relations, society, father son relationship, political thriller ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, poland, europe
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Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: trial, investigation, courtroom drama, murder, obsession, crimes, dedicated lawyer, legal, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime, one last case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom drama, jury, media circus, trial, female lawyer, legal investigation, innocence, legal, celebrity culture, rivalry ...
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hacker, corruption, hospital, psychiatrist, journalist, trial, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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 7.2
 41K
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, injustice, legal action, legal, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial, law school ...
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, talky, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: humiliation, politician, lawyer, family relations, judge, prison, cruelty, trial, civil rights, friendship, crimes, social activist ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, manchester
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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, fall in love, love affair, shyness, mental illness, loneliness, social misfits, 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, suspense, tense
Plot: hotshot lawyer, murder, lawyer, crimes, false accusation, uncover truth, prosecutor, evidence, testimony, trial, legal, team ...
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, police brutality, journalist, trial, judge, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1976, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, cyprus, dubai ...
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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: mafia, organized crime, smuggling, gangsters, tough law enforcer, bribery, trial, crimes, crime, tough cop, police investigation, fighting crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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