Most Popular Murder Trial Movies and TV Shows
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5. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
Votes: 302,401 | Gross: $60.98M
6. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
Votes: 201,244 | Gross: $170.69M
7. True Story (I) (2015)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.
Votes: 52,217 | Gross: $4.72M
8. Sleepers (1996)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, they get their chance for revenge.
Votes: 175,290 | Gross: $49.10M
11. Fracture (2007)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.
Votes: 169,335 | Gross: $39.02M
13. The Judge (2014)
R | 141 min | Crime, Drama
Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
Votes: 163,084 | Gross: $47.12M
14. Double Jeopardy (1999)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Votes: 66,210 | Gross: $116.74M
15. Café Society (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.
Votes: 62,554 | Gross: $11.10M
17. High Crimes (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.
Votes: 35,865 | Gross: $41.54M
18. Impact (1949)
Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.
19. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
Votes: 75,339 | Gross: $0.65M
21. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.
Votes: 63,146 | Gross: $5.19M
23. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Votes: 34,996 | Gross: $25.08M
24. The Limehouse Golem (2016)
Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In Victorian London, a Scotland Yard inspector hunts down the sadistic killer behind a series of gory, Jack the Ripper-Like murders.
25. Perfect Stranger (2007)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Votes: 42,529 | Gross: $23.98M
26. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?
Votes: 54,026 | Gross: $11.90M
28. Young Adam (2003)
NC-17 | 98 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 12,646 | Gross: $0.77M
29. 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.
30. 88 Minutes (2007)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
Votes: 71,561 | Gross: $16.93M
32. Appaloosa (2008)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Votes: 55,738 | Gross: $20.21M
33. Masum (2017)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cevdet (Haluk Bilginer), a retired commissioner, and his wife spend their pensions in peace on a farm away from the city. Suddenly the life of the family is destroyed by the sudden arrival of a terrible news from the little son.
35. Bernie (2011)
PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.
Votes: 53,791 | Gross: $9.20M
37. Spellbound (1945)
Approved | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.
Votes: 39,387 | Gross: $7.00M
38. The Weight of Water (2000)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A newspaper photographer researches an 1873 double homicide and finds her own life paralleling that of a witness who survived the tragic ordeal.
Votes: 8,529 | Gross: $0.10M
40. Tom Horn (1980)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
An ex-army scout is hired by ranchers to kill cattle rustlers but he gets into trouble with the corrupt local officials when he kills a boy.
41. Pandora's Box (1929)
Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.
Votes: 8,917 | Gross: $0.01M
43. Sweet Country (2017)
R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.
Votes: 5,649 | Gross: $0.10M
44. Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.
Votes: 11,616 | Gross: $55.18M
45. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.
Votes: 23,573 | Gross: $0.01M
46. Shark (2006–2008)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial ... See full summary »
47. Tom and Huck (1995)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Two best friends witness a murder and embark on a series of adventures in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime.
Votes: 9,055 | Gross: $23.74M
48. The Adderall Diaries (2015)
R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Elliot, a troubled former successful writer decides to write about a missing wife and the following murder trial of her husband.
Votes: 3,584 | Gross: $0.01M
49. Scarlet Street (1945)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.
50. Edison (2005)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.