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, interesting, suspenseful and dramatic films and TV shows about / with lawyer, trial, legal, dialogue, dishonesty, mentor, greed, corruption, courtroom drama and courtroom 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), Scandal (2012), The Guardian (2001), Philadelphia (1993), Better Call Saul (2015), Runaway Jury (2003), Michael Clayton (2007), My Cousin Vinny (1992).

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, legal, hotshot lawyer, mind game, judge, murder, arrest, courtroom drama, trial, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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 8.6
 321K
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: prodigy, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, mentor, success, legal, boss and employee, law firm, rivalry, rivals, blackmail, deal ...
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: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, trial, small town, lawsuit, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, righting the wronged, reach out, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: massachusetts, washington d.c., boston, new jersey
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 7.8
 63K
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, secret, media, relationship vs career, president, senator, politics, ambition, coworker, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 4K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
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: realistic, rough, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, law firm, custody, legal, friendship, rivalry, society, hotshot lawyer, adoptive mother, child in peril, social worker, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pittsburgh
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 7.7
 204K
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, lawyer, gay, terminal illness, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary, trial, human spirit, court, discrimination ...
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: captivating, realistic, dark humor, witty, stylized ...
Plot: lawyer, dishonesty, workplace situations, family relations, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, legal, crimes, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, lawyer client relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.1
 85K
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, dishonesty, lawsuit, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, cincinnati ohio, ohio, new orleans, san francisco
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 7.3
 148K
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, legal, lawsuit, law firm, divorce, guilt, cover up, scandal, corruption, dishonesty, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, not serious, realistic, funny, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, trial, false accusation, dedicated lawyer, small town, court, fish out of water, legal action, legal investigation, relatives ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, new york, new jersey
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 7.3
 152K
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, dangerous attraction, rape, crime, violence, prison, serial killer, revenge, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.2
 167K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: suspense, twists and turns, psychological, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, courtroom drama, obsession, lawyer, legal investigation, manipulation, adultery, perfect crime, guilt, murder mystery, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.9
 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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, jury, media circus, trial, legal investigation, innocence, rivalry, courtroom drama, celebrity culture, legal, weakness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: 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, exciting, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, master criminal, crime, justice, death, prison, mind game, perfect crime, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.7
 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, humorous, surreal, sentimental, offbeat ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, trial, lawyers and clients, legal, family relations, uptight character, power relations, self discovery, dedicated lawyer, siblings relations, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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 8.1
 26K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, powerful corporation, trial, power relations, dishonesty, manipulations, corporate crimes, legal action, workplace, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.5
 56K
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, sincere, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lawyer, party, audition, dysfunctional family, self discovery, couple relations, family values, wedding, job seeking, family secret, law firm, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, philadelphia, usa, chicago illinois
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 9.2
 1.4M
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, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, family business, gang war, lawyer, mob boss, greed, power struggle ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 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, serious, talky, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, eccentric family, dedicated lawyer, workplace situations, master and servant, mogul, heir heiress, loss of parent, wealthy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 75K
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, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, dating, classmates, social differences, best friends, teenage love, family relations, first love, lifestyle, parents and children, lawyer, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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, hotshot lawyer, devil, ethics, supernatural, deal with the devil, marital problem, evil, temptation, mentor, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, southern usa, florida ...
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 7.2
 51K
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: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, dramatic ...
Plot: lawyer, coach, wrestling, parenthood, adolescence, dysfunctional family, running, financial problem, responsibility, parents and children, contests and competitions, unsuccessful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 8.7
 331K
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, realistic, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, fighting crime, good versus evil, secret identity, lawyer, heroes, danger, superhuman powers, crimes, undercover, daredevil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, clever, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, lawyer, zoophilia, robbery, screwball, trial, courtroom, barrel, animal abuse, stuttering, silencer, american abroad ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, london, california
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 7.3
 157K
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, single mother, lawyer, righting the wronged, contamination, relationship vs career, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
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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, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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 7.7
 29K
Law & Order (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: crime investigation, lawyer, law and order, evidence, police, legal, courtroom, homicide detective, murder, police investigation, punishment, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 12K
Bull (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Jason Bull is the brilliant, brash, and charming founder of a hugely successful trial consulting firm.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, humorous
Plot: courtroom, workplace situations, lawyer, psychologist, jury, investigation, manipulation, leader, analysis, workplace, legal, human nature ...
Place: 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, clever, romantic, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, manipulations, unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, cons and scams, love and romance, verbal byplay, marriage of convenience, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, malibu california, las vegas
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 7.7
 212K
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: intense, tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, military, suicide, navy, lawyer, murder, sexism, marines, u.s. navy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c.
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