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, suspense, tense and bleak films and TV shows about / with murder trial, murder, courtroom, crimes, trial, lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, jury and crime plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as murder trial: 12 (2007), Bosch (2014), Primal Fear (1996), The Judge (2014), The Limehouse Golem (2016), Sleepers (1996), Jury Duty (1995), J. Edgar (2011), Body of My Enemy (1976), Chicago (2002).

List of murder trial movies

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, sincere, realistic, inter cultural, suspense ...
Plot: jury, racism, courtroom drama, legal, murder, russian, court case, life is a bitch, teenage life, social differences, society, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, loner, law enforcement, police investigation, coworker, crimes, riddles and clues, determination, danger, superior officer, suspicion, evidence ...
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, realistic, serious, based on true events
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, anthology, racism, crimes, criminal, police, crime investigation, society, legal action, legal investigation, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, europe, los angeles, beverly hills, california
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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, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, voodoo, journalism, crime, small town, unlikely criminals, culture clash, lawyer, courtroom, murder trial, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new orleans
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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, emotional, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: judge, small town, lawyer, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, hotshot lawyer, crimes, uncover truth, manslaughter, father son estrangement, jury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: police inspector, investigation, courtroom, serial killer, trial, death sentence, murder, murder trial, razor blade, confession, library, book ...
Place: scotland yard
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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, bleak, sadistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: child abuse, courtroom drama, childhood, vengeance, torture, lawyer, haunted by the past, friendship, court, crime, rape, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
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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, witty, not serious, funny, light ...
Plot: courtroom, unemployment, jury, legal action, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, legal, fish out of water, misfit, cons and scams, disorder, hotel ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
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J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, communism, notoriety, politician, homosexual, state affairs, rise to the top, fighting crime, government official, investigation ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, false accusation, criminal, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, rise and fall, rivalry, murder trial, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, flanders
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Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: witty, stylized, captivating, semi serious, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, desire for fame, rising to stardom, jail, ambition, fame, warden, crimes of passion, uninhibited rivalry, jazz, media satire ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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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: tense, serious, suspense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent, murder trial, murder investigation, jail, plot twist, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, based on true events
Plot: last will and testament, father daughter relationship, abusive father, axe murder, murder trial, promise, eating, flashback, blood, doctor, servant, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: massachusetts, new england
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Sequestered (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A jury is sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: legal investigation, uncover truth, crimes, confined, hotel, isolation, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, jury, murder trial
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: captivating, talky, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, warden, society, support group, deadly, legal, jury, moral dilemma, media circus, lawyers and clients, price of justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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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, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, factory, anti semitism, false accusation, courtroom drama, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, legal action, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: photographer, murder, betrayal, infidelity, love affair, love and romance, family in crisis, mogul, unfulfillment, legal, courtroom drama, deadly ...
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: family relations, crimes, courtroom, murder, society, interracial relations, parents and children, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, 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, guilt, african american, murder, team, latex gloves, caucasian, lawyer, crime
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, discovering a dead body, true crime, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, female villain, hysteria, murder suspect, hysterical woman, maid, courtroom drama, female antagonist, murder investigation ...
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, infidelity, police interrogation, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, murder trial, love affair, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, gloomy, psychological, touching, rough ...
Plot: prison, murder, alcatraz, lawyer, courtroom, theft, warden, fighting the system, punishment, prison life, society, treatment ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, dungeon
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Cafe Society (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.
Style: sweet, romantic, light, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: hollywood, socialite, nightclub, party, love, jewish, love triangle, marriage, letter, cinema, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, new york, bronx new york city
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How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Stanley Ford leads an idyllic bachelor life. He is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose Bash Brannigan series provides him with a luxury townhouse and a full-time valet, Charles. When he wakes up the morning after the night before - he had ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: murder, frame up, dishonesty, disorder, couples, couple relations, love and romance, romance, cons and scams, marriage, courtroom, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, misfit, captivity, pow, eccentric family, dishonesty, military, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, russia, germany
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: ambition, law firm, devil, hotshot lawyer, supernatural, ethics, marital problem, temptation, deal with the devil, mentor, sin, evil ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, southern usa, manhattan, new york city, florida ...
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Il capitano: A Swedish Requiem (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe the relationship between the dominant Jari, who calls ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, destiny, isolation, deadly, criminal heroes, social misfits, murderous pair, lovers on the run, misfit, cycling, society, young man ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, sweden, finland
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The Man from Galveston (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Circuit-riding Texas lawyer Timothy Higgins defends a former girlfriend against a murder charge stemming from an extortionist's threat to reveal her shady past. Through adroit courtroom work, Higgins is able to acquit her and reveal who ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, lynch mob, lawyer, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, heroes, deadly, power relations, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: texas
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