Judge Movies

List of the best movies about judges selected by visitors to our site: The Judge, American Hangman, RBG, On the Basis of Sex, Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer, Richard Jewell, The Quarry, The Legacy of the Bones, Jack Irish: Dead Point, Jumpman.

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The Judge (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersLawyers, Judge, Fathers
PlotInvestigation, Funeral
PlaceUSA, Court, Small cities
StylePopular, Touching, Disturbing, To cry

A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.

American Hangman (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller
CountryCanada
Duration01:39
CharactersJudge
PlotInternet, Abduction, Social Media, Justice
StyleDepressive, Disturbing, Fascinating, Creepy

An unidentified man posts a live feed on social media showing that he has kidnapped two strangers and intends to kill one before the day is out. His intention is to hold a capital 'trial' online. As the authorities recognize what's happening, it becomes apparent that the online public is going to act as judge and jury.

RBG (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersCelebrities, Judge

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.

On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersStrong women, Judge, Lawyers, Family, Teachers
PlotSuccess, Obsession, Relationship, Cancer, Justice, On real events
StyleInspirational, For girls, Uplifting, Smart, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, Makes me think, For men

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 sex discrimination.

Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Criminals, Judge, Lawyers, Serial killers, Journalists
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt

The story of the investigation and trial of abortion provider Dr Kermit Gosnell.

Richard Jewell (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Lawyers, FBI, Photographers, Judge, Terrorists
PlotInvestigation, Computers, False accusations, Seduction, On real events
PlaceCourt

Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, "Richard Jewell" is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. "There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes." The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing-his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI's number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart. Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and sensational media coverage.

The Quarry (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersLawyers, Judge
PlotFuneral
PlaceSmall cities

A man on the run from his own sins, finds himself in a small border town in Texas, impersonating a reverend. The town are quickly drawn to the man's unorthodox sermons, but so is a police chief who has his suspicions.

The Legacy of the Bones (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySpain, Germany
CharactersSerial killers, Judge, Babies
PlotMystery, Dreams
PlaceTomb, Forest, Caves

Inspector Amaia Salazar must return to the Baztan valley in order to solve a series of suicides that seem to follow a similar pattern.

Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime
CountryAustralia, Germany
Duration01:23
CharactersJudge
PlotInvestigation
PlaceAustralia, Night Clubs
StyleDisturbing

Jack Irish is thrown into a world of club owners, drug dealers and killers when he is hired by a judge to find a mysterious red book.

Jumpman (2018)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.1)
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Lithuania, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:46
CharactersScammers, Family, Orphans, Superhero, Judge
PlotSuperpowers, Blackmail
PlaceCourt, Night Clubs
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

Young Oksana puts her newly born Denis in a baby box. Sixteen years later she steals him away from a children's home, intent on making amends for her maternal neglect, and to exploit him to earn money in a corrupt legal system.

Chopper (2000)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryAustralia
Duration01:34
CharactersFriends, Judge, Criminals
PlotOn real events
PlacePrison, Australia, Court, Night Clubs
StyleHeavy

The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.

Female Perversions (1996)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersLesbians, Lawyers, Judge
StyleSoulful

An ambitious female attorney wallows in excess and meaningless sex with both male and female partners, while dealing with her personal life problems including helping her kleptomaniac sister.

OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
CharactersLawyers, Priests, Judge
PlotSupernatural, Earthquake
PlaceIndia
StyleTo cry

A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersJournalists, Lawyers, CIA, Judge, Reporters
PlotInvestigation
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think, Smart

When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

First Monday in October (1981)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersJudge
PlotRivalry, Political, Justice
StyleLight

For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

Family Business (1989)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Jews, Judge, Criminals
PlotDeath, Funeral, Robbery, Cheating
PlacePrison, Laboratory

Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past.

Custody (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:35
CharactersParents, Family, Mothers, Fathers, Lawyers, Judge
PlotLove, Fear, Divorce, Loneliness
PlaceFrance, Court

In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody of her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers abused. Taken as a hostage between his parents, Julien Besson will do everything to prevent the worst from happening.

Denial (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersLawyers, Jews, Journalists, Judge
PlotFate, Justice, On real events
PlaceEngland, London, Court

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Hand of God (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersGods, Gods, Judge
PlotReligious

A morally corrupt judge suffers a breakdown and believes that God is speaking directly to him, compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.

The Connection (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:15
CharactersMafia, Judge
PlotInvestigation, Death, Motorcycles, Justice, Cars, On real events
PlaceFrance, Prison
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Heavy

Newly transferred to the bustling port city of Marseille to assist with a crackdown on organized crime, energetic young magistrate Pierre Michel is given a rapid-fire tutorial on the ins and outs of an out-of-control drug trade. Pierre's wildly ambitious mission is to take on the French Connection, a highly organized operation that controls the city's underground heroin economy and is overseen by the notorious —and reputedly untouchable— Gaetan Zampa. Fearless, determined and willing to go the distance, Pierre plunges into an underworld world of insane danger and ruthless criminals.




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