Murder trial movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant murder trial movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with murder trial, murder, court, crimes, lawyer, courtroom, trial, jury, investigation and flashback plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as murder trial: The Judge (2014), Sleepers (1996), The Limehouse Golem (2016), 12 (2007), The Girl with a Bracelet (2019), The Accused (2018), Sequestered (2014), The Blue Room (2014), The Night Of (2016), Lizzie (2018).

List of murder trial movies

 7.4
 186K
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: courtroom, lawyer, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, murder trial, jury, homecoming, family relations, legal, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new york, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 208K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophilia, prison rape, homosexual rape, childhood, courtroom drama, vengeance, pedophile, torture, haunted by the past, rape, murder trial ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new york yankees, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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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, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, murder trial, serial killer, police inspector, death sentence, confession, hanging, trial, court, courtroom, jealousy ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: scotland yard, london
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The Murders at White House Farm (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
Story: Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: true crime, schizophrenic, murder trial, murder, police investigation, murder case, crime scene, adopted son, police detective, countryside, farmhouse, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: united kingdom
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 7.6
 14K
12 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A loose remake of “12 Angry Men”, “12” is set in contemporary Moscow where 12 very different men must unanimously decide the fate of a young Chechen accused of murdering his step-father, a Russian army officer. Consigned to a makeshift jury ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, inter cultural, suspense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, racism, legal, murder, court case, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, social differences, society, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
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The Girl with a Bracelet (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lise (16 years old) is accused of murdering her best friend. As the trial starts, her parents stand right by her side. But once her secret life is revealed in court, the truth becomes indistinguishable.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: murder, teenage girl, murder trial, parent child relationship, trial, teenager, courtroom, judge, lawyer, court, female protagonist, death of girlfriend ...
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 6.0
 2K
The Accused (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dolores lived the life of a higher-class student until her best friend was found brutally murdered. Two years later, she’s the only indicted suspect for a crime that attracts a lot of media attention and has placed her in the center of the public ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, murder trial, teenage girl, murder investigation, suspicion of murder, dark secret, violence, friendship, friendship between girls, false accusation, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century
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 7.0
 607
Sequestered (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A jury is sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, confined, crimes, legal, jury, murder trial, isolation, hotel, conspiracy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Blue Room (2014)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, police interrogation, infidelity, crimes, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, deadly, murder trial, sexual content, murder suspect, murder of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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 8.5
 133K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
TV show
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: tense, suspense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crimes, crime, investigation, courtroom, justice, secrets, murder trial, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
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 5.8
 7K
Lizzie (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman goes on a notorious ax-murdering rampage in Massachusetts at the turn of the century.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian sex, father daughter relationship, last will and testament, murder trial, chambermaid, friendship, employer employee relationship, promise, lawyer, hiding place, women's rights ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new england, massachusetts
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Trial & Error (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A bright-eyed New York lawyer takes his first big case defending an eccentric poetry professor accused of murdering his wife.
Style: surprise ending, absurd, humorous, witty, parody
Plot: murder trial, murder, trial, court, small town, weirdo, lawyer, murder mystery, satire, absurd humor, ambition, hotshot lawyer ...
Place: south carolina
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Murder in the First (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Murder in the First follows homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan as they investigate a multitude of tragedies in San Francisco.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting
Plot: murder investigation, police, court, trial, master criminal, crime investigation, murder trial, guilt, lawyer, murder, african american, legal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco
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 7.8
 25K
Badla (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A dynamic young entrepreneur finds herself locked in a hotel room with the corpse of her dead lover. She hires a prestigious lawyer to defend her and they work together to figure out what actually happened.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder trial, lawyer, murder, blackmail, interrogation, husband wife relationship, police, revenge, fear, witness, protagonist as suspect, secrets ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.8
 1K
Conviction (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ever since she served on the jury during his trial, Nora has been convinced that Jacques Viguier is innocent, despite him being accused of murdering his wife. Following an appeal by the public prosecutor’s office, and fearing a miscarriage of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, manipulative behavior, murder trial, court, courtroom, trial, doubt, car accident, missing person, justice, lawyer, jury ...
Time: 2000s
Place: france
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American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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 3.6
 464
Game Over (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Finland, Spain, UK, Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, bleak, rough
Plot: true crime, court, murder investigation, friendship, trial, murder trial, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, prison, police, double murder ...
Place: finland
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The Staircase Murders (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After he calls 911 to report his wife's accident, successful novelist and aspiring politician Michael Peterson (Williams) becomes the prime suspect in her alleged murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating
Plot: investigation, trial, police, murder, husband wife relationship, murder trial, secret past, lawyer, loss of mother, father daughter estrangement, jury, court ...
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 7.7
 201K
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, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: legal investigation, split personality, plot twist, mental illness, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, dissociative identity disorder, corruption, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: voodoo, murder, investigation, journalism, crimes, crime, small town, unlikely criminals, police investigation, culture clash, lawyer, courtroom ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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 8.4
 17K
Innocent (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cevdet, a retired commissioner, and his wife spend their pensions in peace on a farm away from the city. Suddenly the life of the family is destroyed by the sudden arrival of a terrible news from the little son.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychological drama, police investigation, police detective, husband wife relationship, police, friendship, secret, murder, betrayal, domestic violence, infidelity, family relations ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Apple Tree Yard (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home, and a loving family. But appearances can be deceptive, and when she is approached by a charismatic stranger, she soon finds herself taking risks that she had never dreamt of before.
Style: captivating, psychological, sincere, touching
Plot: lost love, love affair, scientist, married, mental disorder, mysterious man, lover lover relationship, brutal murder, british government, betrayal, murder trial, female scientist ...
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 7.0
 5K
L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including a ...
Style: realistic, stylized, clever, serious
Plot: legal action, law firm, courtroom drama, lawsuit, legal, lawyer, workplace situations, office, hypocrisy, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.8
 59K
Bernie (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, sweet, intense ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, small town, mortician, embezzlement, district attorney, confession of crime, prison visit, hidden corpse, crime, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
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 6.3
 66K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, crimes, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, oregon, montana, mexico
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 4.3
 8K
Jury Duty (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, light ...
Plot: courtroom, unemployment, jury, legal action, dishonesty, fish out of water, disorder, hotshot lawyer, legal, misfit, cons and scams, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
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 6.4
 560
Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, social differences, social decay, investigation, fighting the system, african american, injustice, human spirit, murder, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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 7.2
 195K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, outsmarting, adultery, perfect crime, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Body of My Enemy (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, gangsters, criminal, revenge, crimes, crime, dishonesty, rise and fall, criminal heroes, rivalry, murder, murder trial ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, flanders
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Counter Investigation (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, sexual abuse, serial killer, pedophile, death of daughter, police detective, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, death in the family, revenge plot, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: france, europe, paris france
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