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, suspense, serious, interesting, twists and turns and dramatic films and TV shows about / with lawyer, court, legal, courtroom, mentor, judge, catastrophe, greed, redemption and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as lawyer: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Suits (2011), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Runaway Jury (2003), Michael Clayton (2007), The Judge (2014), A Civil Action (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), Bridge of Spies (2015), The Devil's Advocate (1997).

List of lawyer movies

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, legal investigation, legal, courtroom drama, murder, hotshot lawyer, crimes, arrest, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills, san francisco
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 8.5
 402K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, serious, stylized, talky ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: lawyer, law firm, hotshot lawyer, prodigy, success, mastermind, ambitious, boss, talented, photographic memory, ambition, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, small town, poverty, single father, rape, court, childhood, legal, racial discrimination ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.1
 98K
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: twists and turns, suspense, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, court, courtroom, courtroom drama, corruption, jury, justice, legal, society, righting the wronged, manipulation, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, indiana, cincinnati ohio ...
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 7.2
 166K
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, cerebral, twists and turns ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, corruption, murder, guilt, character study, crimes, law firm, business, divorce, mental illness, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, california, wisconsin, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 191K
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: lawyer, courtroom, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, court, murder trial, jury, homecoming, parent child relationship, funeral, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, massachusetts, usa, chicago illinois, new york
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 6.6
 29K
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: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, court, lawsuit, courtroom, law firm, small town, legal, environmental, legal investigation, uncover truth, success ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, new york, washington d.c., new jersey
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 7.4
 196K
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: inspirational, factual, uplifting, touching, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, environmental, contamination, court, single mother, justice, against the odds, corporate crime, investigation, small town, environmental issue, contaminated water ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
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 7.6
 309K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: suspense, realistic, political, tricky, intense ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, lawyer, spy, cia, negotiation, justice, soviet spy, pilot, court, berlin wall, border crossing ...
Time: year 1957, year 1960, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: east germany, berlin germany, ussr, west germany, russia ...
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: devil, lawyer, supernatural, deal with the devil, law firm, ambition, satan, hotshot lawyer, temptation, ethics, god or devil, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, southern usa, usa ...
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 7.4
 159K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, lawyer, court, murder, justice, small town, rape, courtroom, revenge, legal, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder mystery, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, murder, defense attorney, law student, court case, legal, courtroom, college, teachers and students, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.4
 5K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, child in peril, custody, friendship, rivalry, society, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, social worker, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pittsburgh
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 7.7
 262K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, suspense, tricky, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, courtroom drama, u.s. navy, military, army investigation, court, marines, court martial, hotshot lawyer, suicide, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., cuba, usa
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 6.4
 215K
Legally Blonde (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner ...
Style: feel good, light, funny, ridiculous, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: lawyer, sorority, girl power, college, blonde, fashion, law school, rivalry, university, court, law student, believe in yourself ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.7
 240K
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: thought provoking, touching, sincere, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, courtroom drama, lawyer, lgbt, court, hiv, lawsuit, judiciary, homosexual, prejudice, terminal illness ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.6
 123K
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: funny, feel good, humorous, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, courtroom drama, small town, false accusation, legal, dedicated lawyer, justice, jail, cousin cousin relationship, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: alabama, new york, new jersey, southern usa, usa
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 7.7
 212K
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, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: lawyer, mental illness, legal investigation, court, split personality, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, courtroom, psychopath, hotshot lawyer, court case ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Style: witty, sexy, romantic, funny, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: lawyer, battle of the sexes, infidelity, unlikely couple, love at first sight, satire, caper, manipulation, screwball, romance, opposites attract, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills ...
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 7.2
 73K
The Rainmaker (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy ...
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, legal investigation, justice, domestic violence, lawsuit, self defense, insurance company, hopes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, memphis
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...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, cynical, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, court, corruption, rape, hotshot lawyer, lawyers and clients, injustice, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 43K
High Crimes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lawyer, army investigation, murder, false accusation, fighting the system, life turned upside down, military, fbi, justice, conspiracy, courtroom, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: san francisco, latin america, usa, los angeles, mexico
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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, sincere, sad, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: courtroom, divorce, lawyer, single father, custody battle, marriage, family relations, father son relationship, justice, family, court, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 306K
Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: lawyer, father son relationship, liar, lie, redemption, dishonesty, change of heart, ex husband ex wife relationship, farce, truth, courtroom, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, california, usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 44K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, inspirational, sexy ...
Plot: lawyer, court, false accusation, fighting the system, prison, injustice, courtroom drama, legal action, freedom, legal, hopes, investigation ...
Time: year 1992, year 1995, year 2001, 90s, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, rhode island, boston, usa
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 6.5
 72K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: psychological, harsh, realistic, thought provoking, feel good ...
Plot: lawyer, revenge, justice, vengeance, custody battle, hotshot lawyer, corruption, feud, destiny, court, courage, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 205K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: murder mystery, lawyer, adultery, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, mind game, police investigation, obsession, guilt, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, twist ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: uncover truth, lawyer, interrogation, lie, death, murder suspect, evidence, false accusation, infidelity, suspect, female lawyer, blackmail ...
Place: barcelona, spain
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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: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, prison, justice, vigilantism, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, mind game, death, investigation, injustice, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.2
 24K
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: suspense, captivating, tense, thought provoking, political ...
Plot: lawyer, racism, court, racial segregation, courtroom, injustice, african american, racial issues, african american protagonist, justice, investigation, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: connecticut, maryland, philadelphia, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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