Criminal trial movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant criminal trial movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspense, realistic, tense, psychological and disturbing films and TV shows about / with criminal trial, courtroom, murder, court, lawyer, legal, justice, violence, crimes and judge plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as criminal trial: 99.9 Criminal Lawyer (2016), Marshall (2017), A Time to Kill (1996), The Accused (1988), Courted (2015), Against the Law (2017), Vengeance: A Love Story (2017), 10x10 (2018), You Should Have Left (2020), Alley Cat (1984).

List of criminal trial movies

99.9 Criminal Lawyer (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Hiroto Miyama is an unconventional young lawyer who dances to his own tune and gets a little obsessive. For one thing, he’s only interested in criminal cases, and he will never give up in his pursuit of the truth even if offers only a 0.1% chance ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: criminal lawyer, criminal, forensics, criminal justice, investigation, crime solving, teamwork, crime investigation, felony, criminal trial, uncover truth, lawyer
Place: japan
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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, political, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, lawyer, court, courtroom, injustice, racial segregation, african american protagonist, racial discrimination, justice, racial issues, doubt, jury ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: connecticut, new york, manhattan new york city, mississippi, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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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, suspense, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom drama, court, murder, small town, justice, courtroom, rape, legal, injustice, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, courtroom drama, sexual abuse, lawyer, injustice, violence against women, rape victim, sexual assault, gang rape, courtroom, legal, justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, washington d.c., washington state
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Courted (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a feared judge of the French court, Xavier Racine, encounters a French-Danish juror, Ditte Lorensen-Coteret, at a murder trial, their shared past is slowly uncovered.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, sincere
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, jury, court, judge, justice, testimony, verdict, love and romance, crimes, couples, transformation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Against the Law (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a thoughtful and private gay journalist whose affair with a handsome serviceman he met in Piccadilly – during the time homosexuality was a crime – turned Queen's evidence against him in one of ...
Style: sexy, psychological, tense, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, male homosexuality, lgbtq, court, prison, legal, gay slur, gay couple, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: year 1952, 50s
Place: europe
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Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Gulf War veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: vigilante, mother daughter relationship, rape victim, vengeance, rape and revenge, rape, single mother, rapist, defense attorney, vigilantism, rape revenge, revenge ...
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10x10 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lewis is an outwardly ordinary guy, but in reality he is hiding an obsession - revenge - against Cathy. Lewis kidnaps Cathy in broad daylight and takes her to his home, where he locks her in a soundproof cell and attempt to extract a dark secret ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, brutal, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapped, abduction, locked in a room, captive, captivity, crimes, missing child, held captive, vengeance, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, atlanta georgia
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You Should Have Left (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In an effort to repair their relationship, a couple books a vacation in the countryside for themselves and their daughter. What starts as a perfect retreat begins to fall apart as one loses their grip on reality, and a sinister force tries to tear ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, mystical ...
Plot: family life, house, drowning, time loop, nightmare, jealous husband, father daughter relationship, murderer, missing child, husband wife conflict, countryside, ghost ...
Place: wales, new york, mexico, london
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Alley Cat (1984)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.
Plot: rape and revenge, martial arts, revenge, vigilante, female fighter, female martial artist, erotica, murder, woman with a gun, rape, strong female lead, vengeance ...
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The Black Candle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: factory, murder, sculptor, abusive husband, mistress, sibling rivalry, false accusation, power relations, couples, righting the wronged, family relations, injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, yorkshire
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Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story about a mentally ill man wrongfully accused of murder and his relationship with his lovingly adorable 6 year old daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, sad, sincere ...
Plot: mentally challenged, innocent, prison, father daughter relationship, friendship, parents and children, life is a bitch, false accusation, court, child, heroes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, asia
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When They See Us (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
TV show
Story: Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Style: suspense, captivating, atmospheric, political, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, social injustice, legal, rape accusation, racial injustice, suspect, false accusation, social problems, fight for justice, false accusation of rape, falsely accused, black cast ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: new york
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Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In December, 1986, 3 black men ran into car trouble in Howard Beach, a middle-class neighborhood in New York City. Unable to start their car, they sought refuge in a nearby restaurant. What happened later that night shocked the entire city.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, legal, crimes, society, courtroom, social decay, americana, murder, courtroom drama, working class, african american, justice ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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, funny, light, not serious, witty ...
Plot: courtroom, jury, unemployment, lawyer, hotel, adaptation, justice, life philosophy, murder trial, legal action, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
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Marguerite & Julien (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Julien and Marguerite de Ravalet, son and daughter of the Lord of Tourlaville, have loved each other tenderly since childhood. But as they grow up, their affection veers toward voracious passion.
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous relationship, incest, incestuous sex, brother sister sex, sex with brother, escape, forbidden love, sex with sister, sibling relationship, impossible love, on the lam ...
Time: 17th century
Place: normandy
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The Sinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A young mother kills in a fit of unexplainable rage a seemingly stranger. An inquisitive detective obsesses over the case, attempting to get to the bottom of the true motive behind the act.
Style: melancholic, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, murder investigation, murder, memory loss, criminal, investigation, manslaughter, sister sister relationship, past coming back to haunt, amnesia, crime investigation, drugs ...
Time: 21st century
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Hope (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After 8-year-old So-won narrowly survives a brutal sexual assault, her family labors to help her heal while coping with their own rage and grief.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, uplifting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rapist, child abuse, sexual assault, hopes, recovery, court, father daughter relationship, hospital, victim, psychotherapist, left for dead, hospitalization ...
Place: south korea
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary director Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Style: psychological, disturbing, factual, talky, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crimes, justice, investigation, psychologist, judge, mentor, manipulation, violence, greed, obsession, tragedy, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: san francisco, poland, california, los angeles, usa ...
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Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: erotic, sexy, enigmatic, neo noir, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, murder, cuckold, destructive relationship, couple relations, mysterious character, character study, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder mystery, court case, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, year 1954
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, compassionate, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, working class, rape, neighbor, injustice, miscarriage, life is a bitch, pregnancy, double life, character study, abortionist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: london, england, europe, korea, hamburg germany ...
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Hysteria (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hysteria is a romantic comedy with an accomplished cast led by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones and Rupert Everett, that tells an untold tale of discovery - the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical ...
Style: romantic, humorous, sexy, talky, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, hospital, hysteria, masturbation, court, doctor, unconventional method, ex prostitute, female sexuality, sexual dysfunction, inventions and discoveries, women ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, edwardian era, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, east end london, europe, san francisco
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A Love to Keep (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spain, the era of dictator Franco. Two female teachers are in love, but in those years and in that regime the love is not only forbidden but also a crime. To avoid their child been in prison, the parents of the one teacher, force her to be confined ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, touching, serious
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lgbt, mental institution, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, father daughter relationship, brainwashing, electroshock therapy, suicide attempt, forbidden love, gender ...
Place: spain
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Darrow (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A film about Clarence Darrow - based on a true story.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, power relations, hotshot lawyer, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal action, criminal trial, labor leader, freedom fighter ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1890s
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Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, breathtaking, serious, factual, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, war, conquering, adventure, gay, warlord, ambition, battles, ruler, greek, courage, destiny ...
Time: middle ages, ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, persia, alexandria egypt, egypt ...
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The Staircase (2022)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 519 min.
TV show
Story: An exploration of the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling North Carolina family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson.
Style: suspense, queer cinema
Plot: true crime, gay, lgbtq, corruption, female nudity, staircase, courtroom, criminal trial, violent, death of wife, house, lawyer ...
Time: year 2001, 2000s
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