Most Popular Legal System Movies and TV Shows
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1. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.
3. Fracture (2007)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.
Votes: 175,475 | Gross: $39.02M
4. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free.
Votes: 259,437 | Gross: $73.34M
5. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Votes: 179,098 | Gross: $6.39M
6. The Accused (1988)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
After a young woman suffers a brutal gang 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.
Votes: 29,825 | Gross: $32.07M
7. The Hurricane (1999)
R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Votes: 87,945 | Gross: $50.67M
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.
11. 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 »
12. Advocate (2019)
114 min | Documentary
A look at the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years.
13. A Civil Action (1998)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama
A tenacious lawyer takes on a case involving a major company responsible for causing several people to be diagnosed with leukemia due to the town's water supply being contaminated, at the risk of bankrupting his firm and career.
Votes: 26,405 | Gross: $56.70M
17. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.
Votes: 20,406 | Gross: $1.21M
20. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
180 min | Crime, Drama
The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.
21. Canal Street (2018)
PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Thriller
After being arrested for the murder of a white classmate, a young black man's father fights in court for his son's vindication. Against all odds, they embrace their undying trust in each other and find faith in God.
Votes: 211 | Gross: $0.25M
22. Any Day Now (I) (2012)
R | 98 min | Drama
In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.
Votes: 5,597 | Gross: $0.20M
24. Guilt by Association (2002 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could ... See full summary »
25. I am Jane Doe (I) (2017)
98 min | Documentary
This intense documentary follows real cases of American girls enslaved in the child sex trade through ads in a newspaper's online classified section.
26. 4 Little Girls (1997)
TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.
Votes: 2,586 | Gross: $0.13M
28. Run for Your Life (2014 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.
31. Scared Silent (2002 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 120 min | Crime, Drama
In Minnesota, the newlywed Kathy Clifson is happily married with Chief of Police Doug Clifson that wants to adopt her son Brian from her first marriage. When she sees Officer John McCrane ... See full summary »
32. Baby Girl Scott (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
The story of the Scotts, a young couple whose first child is born dangerously early, weighing less than a pound and a half. As they endure the anguish and struggle to help keep their baby ... See full summary »
34. Gideon's Army (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary
Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.
Director: Dawn Porter
35. Copwatch (2017)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
Shows "Cop watchers" dedicated to bringing awareness to their community and exposing police brutality/harassment. They are legally recording/documenting each arrest but often find themselves to be the victims of chaos.
36. Rameshan Oru Peralla (2019)
120 min | Drama, Thriller
Rameshan is a kind man who never backs out when a fellow human being is in need of help. On the day he begins his new career as a taxi driver, a group of college students board his cab, leading to unexpected consequences, in his life.
38. Liberdade 21 (2008– )
55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In each episode, an apparently lost cause goes to court. However, the various stages of the case show us that not everything is as it seems and that no case is solved until the sentence is read.
39. Burzynski (2010)
TV-G | 108 min | Documentary
Ph.D biochemist, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, won one of the largest legal battles against the Food & Drug Administration in U.S. history. Dr. Burzynski and his patients endured a treacherous ... See full summary »
40. Reckless Indifference (2000)
94 min | Documentary, Crime
Reckless Indifference examines the tragic chain of events that led to the murder of a Los Angeles teenager who was also the son of an LAPD officer. At the end of an heated and emotional ... See full summary »
41. The Advocates (1969–1984)
60 min | Talk-Show
Before Roger Fisher founded the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, he was nationally recognized for having created an award-winning public affairs television show, The Advocates,... See full summary »
42. Neshoba (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
NESHOBA tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael ... See full summary »
Votes: 86 | Gross: $0.02M
43. Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial (2018)
70 min | Documentary
A documentary following activist Mandi Gray as she navigates the legal system after a sexual assault. The film examines what it is like to report rape and different options for survivors.
44. Beyond the Law (1987)
84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On her way home from an evening shift at a men's clothing store, Saara Nevanen is raped by a man whom she recognizes as her regular but eccentric customer, Antti Kaironen. The doctor and ... See full summary »
46. O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes (2015 TV Special)
TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Crime
Provides unique access inside Simpson's civil trial and his rare deposition tapes. Fred Goldman and members of the civil trial legal team, including Daniel Petrocelli, are interviewed exclusively for the special.
47. Girls Behind Bars (1949)
84 min | Drama
Due to complicity in a robbery raid the young Ursula comes to a detention center, in which the education is hard since she is considered a serious offender. In a joint outbreak, she gains the respect of the other girls.
48. Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair (1984)
59 min | Documentary, Biography
The story of Dr. Henry Morgentaler's fight to provide safe abortions in Canada and the right to challenge a law's validity in Canada.
49. A Brush Soaked in Carmine (2016)
61 min | Documentary, Crime
A documentary exploring both the events and the personalities involved in a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a young man and the imprisonment of the artist (Jordan Opitz) that killed him.