Female lawyer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant female lawyer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with female lawyer, lawyer, legal, crimes, dishonesty, law firm, family relations, female protagonist, murder and investigation plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female lawyer: On the Basis of Sex (2018), The Invisible Guest (2016), Fairly Legal (2011), Justice (2006), Damages (2007), Certain Women (2016), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015), 55 Steps (2017), The Split (2018), Ordinary World (2016).

List of female lawyer movies

On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: clever, inspirational, surprise ending, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, women's rights, supreme court, husband wife relationship, equality, human rights, courtroom, female protagonist, marriage, u.s. constitution, law student, teacher ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado
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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, psychotronic, tricky ...
Plot: uncover truth, interrogation, death, false accusation, suspect, lawyer, lie, murder suspect, evidence, moral dilemma, businessman, female lawyer ...
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain, spain
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 7.3
 8K
Fairly Legal (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found--even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: female lawyer, law firm, boss and employee, family relations, death of parent, starting over, introspection, workplace situations, parents and children, workplace, career change, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 8.0
 2K
Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: law firm, lawyer, female lawyer, courtroom drama, jury, trial, media circus, legal investigation, innocence, rivalry, legal, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 8.1
 28K
Damages (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: clever, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, female lawyer, murder, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, corporate crimes, manipulation, power relations, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.4
 12K
Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, ironic, captivating, feminist film
Plot: lesbian interest, loneliness, female lawyer, flirting, ranch, dysfunctional relationship, marriage, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, small town, teacher, old man ...
Time: year 1918, year 1975, year 1959, year 1966, 2010s
Place: montana
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Rebecca Bunch is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything - her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan - in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, talky, witty, light ...
Plot: obsession, female lawyer, self loathing, self hatred, ex lover, depression, female protagonist, love triangle, life turned upside down, music, workplace situations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: california
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 6.9
 2K
55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, female lawyer, female protagonist, female friendship, opposites attract, unlikely friendships, life is a bitch, danger, society, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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 7.7
 4K
The Split (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defoes, a family of female divorce lawyers, are forced to face their past following the return of their estranged father after a 30 year absence.
Style: psychological, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Plot: divorce lawyer, family relations, family business, law firm, estranged father, female lawyer, past, father son reunion, society, couples, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london
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Ordinary World (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Perry is a happily married father of two living a comfortable but sedate life in the suburbs. On the occasion of his 40th birthday, he seeks to revisit his former life as the lead singer in a popular punk band though his middle-aged reality quickly ...
Style: light, sentimental, suspenseful, feel good, humorous
Plot: musician, african american, father son relationship, female lawyer, husband wife relationship, family relations, party, public defender, punk band, punk rocker, flash forward, brother brother relationship ...
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 6.4
 40K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, clever, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: army investigation, murder, lawyer, life turned upside down, false accusation, fighting the system, family relations, military, crime, legal, frame up, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles, mexico, latin america
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 5.3
 182
Black Widower (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of a charming, popular American who managed to kill his mother and 3 wives before anyone even suspected him.
Plot: female lawyer, girl in bra and panties, black bra and panties, bra and panties, mother in law, red bra, bra removing, black bra, syringe, sociopath, cell phone, bra ...
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 7.4
 18K
Drop Dead Diva (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A shallow model suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: body swapping, law firm, overweight, reincarnation, back from the dead, supernatural, heaven and hell, lawyer, physical appearance, fat girl, heaven, model ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 6.8
 29K
22 July (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Norway, Iceland
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: mass murder, tragedy, shooting, trial, survivor, bomb, teenager, terrorist, cruelty, terrorism, politics, female judge ...
Time: year 2011, 2010s, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, eastern europe
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 7.5
 615
Sin Identidad (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Mary a successful lawyer based in Madrid is shocked to discover she is adopted. A search for her biological parents soon leads to a web of deceit and betrayal. She uncovers a human trafficking operation, which leads her down a dark path.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: revenge, kidnapped woman, female lawyer, sex scene, human trafficking, false accusation, hidden identity, lone hero, presumed dead, secret, frame up, impersonating ...
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 6.4
 7K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, uncover truth, parents and children, hopes, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, against the odds, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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 8.2
 34K
Goliath (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of Cooperman & McBride, the massive ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, law firm, courtroom drama, name calling, lawyer, female lawyer, lawyer client relationship, investigation, honest, politics, murder ...
Place: santa monica california
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 6.8
 31K
Ally McBeal (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in the ...
Style: talky, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: law firm, roommate, lawyer, legal, workplace, seduction, workplace situations, friendship, workplace romance, legal action, looking for love, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 7.9
 1K
Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set ...
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, rebellion, european history, journalism, suicide, student, rebelliousness, protest, revolution, self sacrifice, russian, communism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, central europe, prague ...
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 5.1
 2K
Solstorm (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While in a party promoted by her chief and friend Måns Wenngren, the fiscal attorney, Rebecka Martinsson, receives a call from her former sister-in-law, Sanna Strandgård, telling that her brother and preacher Viktor was murdered, stabbed and with ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: murder, murder investigation, legal investigation, danger, investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, woman in danger, haunted by the past, religions or cults, false arrest, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 6.9
 101
Just Cause (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Just Cause is an award-winning Canadian legal drama television series produced by Mind's Eye Entertainment. Filming was done in Vancouver, British Columbia but the series is set in San Francisco, California.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: law firm, warden, parole officer, righting the wronged, legal investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, legal, legal action, rivalry, missing person, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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Close to Home (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as American Crime. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May ...
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom drama, prosecutor, lawyers and clients, district attorney, boss and employee, dedicated lawyer, workplace, family relations, jury, power relations, legal, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
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Keeping  Faith (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Faith, a small-town Welsh lawyer, is forced to cut short her extended maternity leave when her husband and business partner, Evan, goes missing. As the truth of his actions surface, Faith must fight to protect her family and her sanity.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, lawyer, investigation, female lawyer, family, mystery, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, couples ...
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 4.3
 12K
Fair Game (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, on the run, kgb, woman in danger, danger, gunfight, conspiracy, police detective, fbi, foot chase, hostage, police protection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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I Know What You Did (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female lawyer who specialises in defending suspected rapists is left traumatised after she herself is assaulted in her own home.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, rape, blackmail, police detective, female lawyer, rape victim, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, life is a bitch, legal, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 4K
Fearless (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a school girl 14 years earlier.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, rough
Plot: defense attorney, lawyer, investigation, lie, legal action, female lawyer, family, crimes, innocent, murder, dishonesty, mystery ...
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Burden of Truth (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A big city lawyer returns to her hometown to take the case of a group of girls suffering from a mysterious illness.
Style: talky, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: legal investigation, female lawyer, getting home, small town, illness, crimes, legal action, court case, canadian, attorney, legal system, female protagonist
Place: canada
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 7.5
 368K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, neo noir, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, taxi driver, crime, driving at night, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, anti heroes, victim, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.4
 19K
Baby Daddy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Baby Daddy follows Ben, a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: baby, babies and infants, roommate, single father, responsibility, parents and children, hockey player, family relations, friends in love, youth, crush, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
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Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: There is a sudden explosion at Tokyo Summit's giant Edge of Ocean facility. The shadow of Tōru Amuro, who works for the National Police Agency Security Bureau as Zero, appears at the site. In addition, the "triple-face" character is ...
Style: neorealism, twists and turns, exciting, thought provoking, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, child as adult, time travel, murder investigation, fighting crime, mafia, detective agency, falsely accused, secret agent, satellite, secret agents, female lawyer
Place: tokyo
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