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 realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with murder trial, murder, crimes, courtroom, trial, courtroom drama, crime, deadly, lawyer and legal plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as murder trial: Bosch (2014), The Night Of (2016), Lizzie (2018), Sequestered (2014), The Jury (2002), The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988), Betrayal (2013), Trial & Error (2017), American Crime (2015), Murder in the First (2014).
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The Night Of (2016)
Crime, Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.6
Trial & Error (2017)
Comedy, Mystery
USA
22 min.
 8.0
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Lizzie (2018)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
105 min.
 5.7

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 8.4
 28K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, loner, riddles and clues, murder trial, danger, murder, determination, coworker, superior officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, anthology, murder, legal action, legal investigation, racism, police, criminal, crime investigation, crimes, legal, society ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 8.6
 93K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, tense, suspense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent, plot twist, lawyer, corruption, drugs, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 5.7
 2K
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: based on true events
Plot: axe murder, murder trial, last will and testament, abusive father, father daughter relationship, lesbian interest, friendship, violence, murder, female nudity, lesbian, lesbian sex ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
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 7.1
 529
Sequestered (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A jury is sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: legal investigation, uncover truth, hotel, dishonesty, murder trial, jury, legal, isolation, confined, crimes, law enforcement
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.9
 807
The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Jury is a British television serial broadcast in 2002. The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.
Style: serious, talky, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, murder trial, crimes, legal, uncover truth, moral dilemma, interracial relations, price of justice, deadly, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
Story: The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1987 two-part TV miniseries made by Orion Pictures Corporation and distributed by National Broadcasting Company (NBC), is a dramatization of the story of Leo Frank, a factory manager charged and convicted with murdering ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, based on true events ...
Plot: factory, murder, courtroom drama, anti semitism, false accusation, crime, dedicated lawyer, journalism, murder trial, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 1910s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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 7.1
 4K
Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Centers on Sara, a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack, a lawyer for a powerful family.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: love affair, infidelity, betrayal, murder, photographer, murder trial, cheating, couples, crumbling marriage, courtroom drama, family in crisis, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Trial & Error (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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
Plot: murder trial, absurd humor, murder
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American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: legal, courtroom, interracial relations, courtroom drama, racism, crimes, family relations, society, parents and children, murder, tragedy, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Murder in the First (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Murder in the First follows homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan as they investigate a multitude of tragedies in San Francisco.
Plot: police, trial, murder trial, murder investigation, latex gloves, team, guilt, african american, murder, lawyer, caucasian
Place: san francisco
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The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.
Plot: murder trial, father daughter relationship, crying, female protagonist, funeral, murder, prison, judge, flashback, doctor, coffin, female killer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, year 1983
Place: massachusetts
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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, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, sexual relations, police interrogation, infidelity, dishonesty, couple relations, murder trial, love affair, crimes, deadly, couples, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
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Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, warden, theft, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, prison life, murder trial, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
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 7.7
 155K
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: clever, talky, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, courtroom drama, corruption, split personality, legal investigation, insanity, psychopath, bishop, hotshot lawyer, murder, lawyer, pornographic video ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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White Mischief (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, decadence, couple relations, infidelity, hedonism, love affair, crime, social differences, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: kenya, africa, england
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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
Plot: hanging, serial killer, police inspector, investigation, death sentence, murder, library, book, razor blade, courtroom, blood, confession ...
Place: scotland yard
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 6.8
 52K
Bernie (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: dark humor, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, murder, funeral home, embezzlement, funeral director, hick, estranged family member, hidden corpse, prison visit, confession of crime, mortician, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
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 6.3
 47K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: tense, serious, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: journalist, prison visit, prison, uncover truth, prisoner, identity theft, accused of murder, unlikely partners, writer's life, moral dilemma, obsession, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, 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, interesting, talky ...
Plot: murder, voodoo, culture clash, investigation, crime, gays and lesbians, small town, journalism, crimes, deadly, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new orleans
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Two Men in Town (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: guillotine, police, social worker, neo noir, going straight, crime, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, law enforcement, rivalry, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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Body of Evidence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sizzingly sexy Madonna leads a star-filled cast in this erotic thriller as a woman accused of killing a wealthy, elderly man through her insatiable sexual prowess.
Style: erotic, sexual, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crime, infidelity, seduction, femme fatale, sex, strong sexual content, dedicated lawyer, neo-noir, eroticism, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: portland oregon
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 7.4
 158K
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, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, lawyer, courtroom, judge, homecoming, murder, hotshot lawyer, parents and children, parent child relationship, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, prison life, freedom, false accusation, confined, life sentence, hopes, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, justice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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Intime conviction (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
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: based on true events
Plot: missing wife, restaurant kitchen, doubt, manipulative behavior, missing person, waitress, single mother, murder trial
Time: 2000s
Place: france
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 6.4
 575
Madtown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A stand-up comedian confesses to a murder on-stage at an open mic night to a shocked audience - his crime the result of a deadly triangle formed between his older sister, just released from prison after a 20-year stay for the murder of their ...
Plot: murder, vinyl record, comedy club, suicide by gunshot, murder trial, brother sister relationship, shot in the head, shot to death, stand up comedian, shot in the chest, birthday, surprise party ...
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The Notorious Landlady (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: diplomat, landlady, attempted murder, amateur detective, private detective, mystery, ocean or sea, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, manipulations, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london
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 6.7
 54K
Appaloosa (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, old west, friendship, rancher, law enforcement, cowboy, sheriff, trial, best friends, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: mine, iowa, new mexico, texas
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 6.6
 8K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyer, false accusation, jury, lobbyist, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
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 6.8
 2K
Manslaughter (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: false accusation, college, injustice, crime, fighting the system, legal, partners, society, unlikely partners, teachers and students, midlife crisis, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark
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