Legal battle movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant legal battle movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, suspense and touching films and TV shows about / with legal battle, lawyer, life is a bitch, society, courtroom, legal, politics, storytelling, greed and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as legal battle: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Leviathan (2014), 55 Steps (2017), Monster (2018), Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998), Kavanagh QC (1995), American Violet (2008), Woman in Gold (2015), The Fortune (2021), The Pelican Brief (1993).

List of legal battle movies

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, sad, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, divorce, single father, custody battle, marriage, family, father son relationship, family relations, court, abandonment, legal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 54K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, depressing, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: lawyer, adultery, corruption, infidelity, alcoholic, small town, alcohol abuse, justice, courtroom, drunk, unhappy wife, corrupt mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
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 6.9
 3K
55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: tense, sincere, captivating, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, female protagonist, mental health, female lawyer, friendship, opposites attract, female friendship, psychology, escapades, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1991, year 1985
Place: san francisco
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 6.5
 6K
Monster (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.
Style: captivating
Plot: imprisonment, teenager, murder, social injustice, fight for justice, fighting the system, social issues, life is a bitch, social problems, injustice, showdown, society ...
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, greed, music business, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, teenage life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
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 7.7
 925
Kavanagh QC (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. It is often repeated on ITV3, and series 1–6 are available on Region 2 DVDs. The series starred John Thaw as barrister James Kavanagh QC who ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: lawyer, legal, courtroom, nypd, judge, family relations, legal battle, vigilantism, rivalry, prostitute, legal action, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but ...
Style: serious, sentimental, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, african american, injustice, racism, testimony, courtroom drama, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, legal, single mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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 7.3
 60K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, intense, sincere ...
Plot: art, holocaust, lawyer, art theft, nazi, injustice, courtroom drama, justice, legal action, jewish, world war two, legal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, los angeles, vienna, germany, poland ...
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 6.6
 1K
The Fortune (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young diplomat Álex Ventura teams with a combative public official and a brilliant American lawyer to recover treasure stolen by Frank Wild, who travels the world plundering historic items from the ocean.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, political
Plot: hidden treasure, treasure, adventure, treasure hunt, diplomat, adventurer, sunken ship, historian, relic, treasure hunter, diplomacy, battles ...
Place: spain, madrid
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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics launches an undercover sting operation against jazz singer Billie Holiday.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, thought provoking, political ...
Plot: fbi, jazz singer, war on drugs, racism, female nudity, undercover, heroin, musician's life, social problems, women, female singer, relationship problems ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1949, year 1957, 50s
Place: new orleans
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Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marc Hall, a young man living in Quebec, registers his prom date as per his Catholic school's rules. He is denied his request, because his prom date is a boy. Marc Hall is an openly gay teenager in a very conservative Catholic school. This film ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, prom, gay teenager, lgbt, coming out, teenage life, against the odds, teenage love, fighting the system, rebellion, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: quebec
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The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, state affairs, politics, conspiracy, political corruption, murder, fbi, lawyer, courtroom, secret service, corruption ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., new york
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Colonel Chabert (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory, he goes back to Paris, where his "widow", Anne ...
Style: harsh, disturbing, talky, stylized, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, napoleonic wars, battles, haunted by the past, homecoming, romance, military, war, aristocracy, missing person, wartime life, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo, europe, london
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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, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing
Plot: lawyer, racism, courtroom drama, courtroom, small town, rape, single father, poverty, legal, childhood, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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Fathers & Daughters (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, writers, family, single father, death of wife, childhood trauma, father and daughter, family relations, emotional breakdown, nervous breakdown, couple relations, male female relationship ...
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One More Time (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Beautiful aspiring rock star Jude is stuck in a rut - relegated to recording commercial jingles and lost in a series of one night stands. When she is evicted from her Brooklyn apartment, she is forced to move into the Hamptons home of her wealthy - ...
Style: captivating, sincere, light, humorous
Plot: career, family, father, father daughter relationship, comeback, mansion, family home, music, rock and roll, art, daughter, songwriter ...
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
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In Bed with Victoria (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Victoria Spick, a criminal lawyer who is single, turns up at a wedding and meets three men there: David, the father of her daughters; Vincent, a friend of hers; and Sam, a former drug dealer who she bailed out. The next day, Vincent is accused of ...
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: lawyer, older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, single mother, wedding, ex husband, looking for love, privacy invasion, court, girl, royal family, female lawyer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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 4.9
 1K
Side Effects (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: America! Built on a better pill. Karly Hert has spent the last ten years selling drugs. Legally, that is. Karly is a pharmaceutical sales representative. She sells pills to doctors. She makes lots of money. She has a company car. She has a nice fat ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous, clever
Plot: moral dilemma, public health, corporate crime, ambition, fighting the system, introspection, love affair, couples, society, romance, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which leading SS and Nazi Party officals gathered to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, the Wannsee Conference was the ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, talky, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, nazi, nazi germany, genocide, racism, anti semitism, politics, intrigue, german history, conspiracy, deportation ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s, contemporary
Place: berlin germany, europe, germany, palestine, vatican ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 6K
Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay adoption, adoption, lgbt, district attorney, gay parent, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, civil rights, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.6
 22K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: factual, disturbing, bleak, political, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, politics, nazi, genocide, nazism, anti semitism, war crime, racism, brutality, jewish, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
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