Most Popular Courtroom Drama Movies and TV Shows
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2. Philadelphia (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Votes: 207,414 | Gross: $77.32M
3. Bull (2016– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Brilliant, brash, and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition, and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses, and the accused tick.
4. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
Votes: 97,084 | Gross: $52.93M
5. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
6. Erin Brockovich (2000)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
Votes: 159,528 | Gross: $125.60M
7. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.
Votes: 93,801 | Gross: $8.18M
13. Pink (III) (2016)
Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Thriller
When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.
Votes: 32,667 | Gross: $1.24M
14. Devil's Knot (2013)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a Satanic ritual.
15. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
Votes: 28,378 | Gross: $28.35M
16. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery
Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Votes: 13,326 | Gross: $15.45M
17. Inherit the Wind (1960)
Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
18. The Insult (2017)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.
Votes: 11,378 | Gross: $1.00M
25. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.
Votes: 11,764 | Gross: $0.03M
26. Class Action (1991)
R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller
An attorney representing a traumatized accident victim finds that his opponent is a very familiar defense attorney - his own daughter.
Votes: 6,193 | Gross: $24.28M
27. The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, History, Mystery
In Massachusetts in 1893, Lizzie Borden is put on trial for murdering her father and stepmother with an axe.
29. Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
R | 119 min | Drama
Ken Harrison is an artist who makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,467 | Gross: $8.21M
31. The Affair (1995 TV Movie)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A love story, set amongst the beginnings of the integration of Negro soldiers from America to England during World War II. A tragic tale of war, love, desire and injustice.
32. Illegal (1955)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.
33. Jump! (II) (2007)
105 min | Biography, Drama
Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish ... See full summary »
34. Twilight of Honor (1963)
Approved | 104 min | Drama
A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.
35. The Man from Galveston (1963)
57 min | Western
In 1800s Texas, during the early days of circuit-courts, lawyers had to be handy with their guns as well as with their law books when facing lynch mobs bent on administering frontier justice.
36. Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 84 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A charming but devious college student is accused of killing his wealthy father and attempting to murder his mother in their home while they slept.
40. The Chatterley Affair (2006 TV Movie)
Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two ... See full summary »
41. Damini (1993)
Not Rated | 175 min | Crime, Drama
After witnessing a rape in her own household, Damini fights for justice for the deceased victim. However, she faces a bunch of challenges until she meets a disgraced lawyer who decides to fight the case and bring the culprits to justice.
42. The Disappearance of Aimee (1976 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama
In 1926, famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared for six weeks. When she surfaced, she claimed that she had been kidnapped and held prisoner in Mexico. Others claimed that she ... See full summary »
43. The Incident (1990 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama
Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the ... See full summary »
44. Suing the Devil (2011)
TV-PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy
A down-and-out law student sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Satan appears to defend himself and the trial of the century and pleads the fifth. He readily admits that he cannot take on the flesh. Genesis 3:14 confirms this as he is only allowed to eat dust!
45. Deiva Thirumagal (2011)
166 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A man with disabilities fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his opponent lawyer the value of love and family.
46. Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)
PG-13 | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.
47. Open Doors (1990)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early ... See full summary »
Votes: 701 | Gross: $0.12M
48. Good Day for a Hanging (1959)
Passed | 85 min | Western
After claiming his daughter's childhood-sweetheart killed the marshal, one man finds himself in conflict with his daughter, his fiancée and many of the townsfolk.
Drama | Pre-production
A psychiatrist discovers that a medication for the treatment of acne is causing teenagers to kill themselves, and the pharmaceutical company sets out on a campaign to destroy the source of the threat to their billion dollar a year drug.