Lawyer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant lawyer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with lawyer, trial, legal, dishonesty, greed, mentor, courtroom drama, dialogue, courtroom and murder 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 lawyer: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Suits (2011), A Civil Action (1998), The Guardian (2001), Scandal (2012), Runaway Jury (2003), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Philadelphia (1993), Better Call Saul (2015), Fracture (2007).

List of lawyer movies

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, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, judge, murder, arrest, trial, courtroom drama, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, california, los angeles
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 8.5
 334K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: captivating, witty, stylized, talky, serious ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, prodigy, law firm, mentor, success, boss and employee, legal, rivalry, deal, rivals, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 26K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, trial, small town, lawsuit, law firm, leukemia, uncover truth, legal investigation, reach out, righting the wronged, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: massachusetts, washington d.c., boston, new jersey
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 7.4
 4K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lawyer, law firm, custody, legal, rivalry, friendship, society, hotshot lawyer, child in peril, adoptive mother, social worker, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pittsburgh
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 7.7
 64K
Scandal (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for ...
Style: serious, stylized, clever, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: lawyer, white house, workplace situations, president, secret, media, relationship vs career, senator, politics, ambition, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.1
 86K
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: captivating, tense, cynical, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jury, lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, society, fighting the system, righting the wronged, court, dishonesty, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, ohio, cincinnati ohio, new orleans, san francisco
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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, twist ending ...
Plot: devil, ambition, deal with the devil, law firm, hotshot lawyer, ethics, evil, lawyer, mentor, marital problem, sin, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, southern usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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 7.7
 209K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, gay, lawyer, homosexual, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, lawsuit, prejudice, lgbt, court, judiciary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, captivating, realistic, stylized, witty ...
Plot: dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, moral dilemma, workplace situations, family relations, crimes, legal, private investigator, brother brother relationship, drugs/alcohol, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.2
 172K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, murder mystery, courtroom drama, legal investigation, lawyer, manipulation, obsession, adultery, guilt, perfect crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.2
 150K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, lawsuit, law firm, divorce, guilt, legal, cover up, scandal, corruption, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, california
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My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, trial, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, small town, court, fish out of water, legal investigation, legal action, judge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
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 7.2
 16K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: lawyer, racism, investigation, trial, injustice, court, racial issues, rape accusation, courthouse, wrongful arrest, juror, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: manhattan new york city, connecticut, mississippi, grand central station manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 156K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, rapist, lawyer, fear, rape, crime, violence, prison, serial killer, dangerous attraction, revenge, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 8.6
 335K
Daredevil (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, heroes, good versus evil, fighting crime, secret identity, lawyer, danger, superhuman powers, undercover, daredevil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 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: lawyer, law firm, jury, trial, media circus, legal investigation, rivalry, legal, innocence, celebrity culture, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, racial slur, prison life, muslim, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
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 7.6
 9K
Eli Stone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eli Stone is an American legal comedy-drama TV series, named for its title character. The series follows Stone, a San Francisco lawyer who begins to have hallucinations, which leads him to two possible conclusions: a potentially fatal brain ...
Style: semi serious, surreal, sentimental, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: lawyer, lawyers and clients, trial, courtroom drama, legal, dedicated lawyer, siblings relations, self discovery, power relations, uptight character, family relations, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 8.1
 27K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: rough, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, powerful corporation, trial, legal action, workplace, dishonesty, power relations, corporate crimes, manipulations, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 57K
In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lawyer, audition, party, dysfunctional family, self discovery, couple relations, family values, wedding, law firm, job seeking, parents and children, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, tense, surprise ending, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, vigilantism, justice, murder, crime, master criminal, death, prison, district attorney, mind game, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 9.2
 1.5M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, family saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, greed, mob boss, lawyer, cosa nostra, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
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Dirty Sexy Money (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Darling family's obscene wealth and enormous power makes them easy targets for their rivals, enemies, and the tabloids. Patriarch Tripp uses his money and influence to shield his five adult children from the prying eyes of the world. As ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, eccentric family, dedicated lawyer, workplace situations, master and servant, heir heiress, mogul, loss of parent, wealthy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 76K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, intellectual, realistic
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, best friends, dating, classmates, social differences, teenage love, first love, family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, lawyer, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 7.6
 177K
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, vengeance, childhood, rape, courtroom drama, prison rape, crime, torture, lawyer, haunted by the past, friendship, pedophilia ...
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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 7.1
 52K
Win Win (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: coach, lawyer, wrestling, parenthood, changing lives, adolescence, dysfunctional family, responsibility, bonding, contests and competitions, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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The Third Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: lawyer, murder, courtroom, puzzle, school, courtroom drama, secret, judge, prison, justice, lie, police ...
Place: japan
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 7.2
 6K
Harry's Law (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Harriet, Matthew and Malcolm couldn't be any more different, but when they cross paths, they realize they're all looking for a fresh start. The most unlikely of people are starting a law practice in the most unlikely of places -- a rundown ...
Style: serious, clever, exciting, realistic
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, starting over, workplace, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal action, legal, partners, trial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cincinnati ohio
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A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: zoophilia, heist, lawyer, robbery, stuttering, screwball, trial, animal abuse, barrel, yelling, killing a dog, silencer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, london, california
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 7.3
 161K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: captivating, factual, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, justice, relationship vs career, single mother, lawyer, righting the wronged, contamination, court, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
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