Judge Movies

List of the best movies about judges selected by visitors to our site: I Care a Lot, The Quarry, The Girl with a Bracelet, American Hangman, Richard Jewell, The Legacy of the Bones, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Official Secrets, The Traitor, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
I Care a Lot (2021)
Markimdb: 6.2
CharactersLawyers, Scammers, Gangsters, Judge, Drivers
PlotCheating, Skirmishes, Abduction
PlaceHospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart

A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.

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 Girl with a Bracelet (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
CharactersLawyers, Judge, Teens
PlaceBeach

Lise (16 years old) is accused of murdering her best friend. As the trial starts, her parents stand right by her side. But once her secret life is revealed in court, the truth becomes indistinguishable.

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.

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 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.

The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Friends, Lawyers, Judge
PlotTime travel, Racing, Love, Cars, Cancer, Funeral
PlaceMongolia

A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

Official Secrets (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersLawyers, Mothers, Spy, Judge
PlotInvestigation, Computers, Intrigue, Blackmail, On real events
PlaceEngland, USA, Court
StyleTense

The true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun who—prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion—leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing member states into voting for war.

The Traitor (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration01:40
CharactersMafia, Judge
PlaceItaly, Court

Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to Italy, he makes a bold decision that will change his life and the destiny of Cosa Nostra forever.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Judge
PlotLove, Chase, On real events
PlaceUSA, Prison
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing, For men

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

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Just Mercy (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Singers, Photographers, Sheriffs, Judge
PlotWeapon, Investigation, Justice, Computers, On real events
PlacePrison

The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.

Waves (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersCats, Judge, Trainers
PlotCancer, Death, Dancing, Love, Computers, Travel
PlaceParty

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.

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.

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.

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.

Capernaum (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
Genredrama
CountryLebanon, France, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersPoor, Childrens, Large families, Judge
PlotSurvival, Hunger, Slavery
PlacePrison, Court
StyleTo cry, Heavy

Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.

Thunder Road (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersPolice, Lawyers, Judge
PlotDepression, Funeral, Divorce, Dancing, Weapon
PlaceSchool

A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

Book Club (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFriends, Cats, Judge, Pilots
PlotDancing, Tango
PlaceAircraft
StyleFor girls, Light

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Sweet Country (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, western, crime, history
CountryAustralia
Duration01:51
CharactersPolice, Farmers, Cowboys, Judge
PlotInvestigation, Slavery, Justice, Weapon, Skirmishes, Travel
PlaceAustralia, Court, Deserts
StyleSoulful, Tense, Fascinating, Cute

It’s 1929 on the vast, desert-like, Eastern Arrernte Nation lands that are now known as the Central Australian outback. Sam Kelly, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith. After an ill-tempered bully arrives in town and Kelly kills him in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

A Veteran's Christmas (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Veterans, Judge, Good people
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Cute

Captain Grace Garland, a decorated U.S. veteran, returns home after two tours of Search and Rescue in Afghanistan. After being separated from her beloved K9 partner, Grace must rediscover the magic of Christmas. When she finds herself stranded in the town of River’s Crossing a couple weeks before Christmas, the local judge, Joe Peterson, offers her a place to stay on his property and takes it upon himself to show Grace everything she has been missing; Christmas, family, community, and love.

Holmes & Watson (2018)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTurtles, Judge
PlaceEngland, Court

Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson join forces to investigate a murder at Buckingham Palace. They soon learn that they have only four days to solve the case, or the queen will become the next victim.

The Children Act (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:10
CharactersTeens, Lawyers, Pianists, Judge, Singers, Nurses
PlotReligious, Death, Cancer, Funeral
PlaceCourt, Trains

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.

The Third Murder (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:43
CharactersKillers, Lawyers, Fathers, Judge
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Snow, Computers, Mystery, Justice
PlaceJapan, School, Trains, Prison

Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.

Walk of Fame (2017)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Actors, Sisters, Trainers, Bartenders, Judge
PlotDancing, Investigation, Love triangle, Jealousy, Uprising
PlaceUSA, Aircraft, Office

A motley crew of aspiring performers come under the guidance of an eccentric and volatile acting coach.

Ali's Wedding (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryAustralia
CharactersJudge
PlotRivalry, Chase, Love, On real events

After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

Before the Fall (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Gay, Judge
PlotJealousy, Lost memory
PlaceMountains

It's a classic case of opposite attraction: Handsome Ben Bennet (Ethan Sharrett) is a gay, affluent, stylish attorney at the top of the genteel social set in southern Virginia, while Lee Darcy (Chase Conner) is a rough-hewn welder with a secret that he nightly tries to blot out with an excess of liquor.

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.

Hidden Figures (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersScientists, Astronauts, Single mothers, Strong women, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Judge
PlotOn real events
PlaceSpace
StyleTouching, Exciting, Soulful, Light, Inspirational

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

The Teacher (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySlovakia, Czech Republic
CharactersTeachers, Scientists, Trainers, Taxi drivers, Parents, Judge
PlotWeapon, Snow, Uprising, Fear, Rivalry, Jealousy, Love, Cheating, On real events
PlaceSchool
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Soulful, Tense, Fascinating

The principal of an elementary school calls a special parents meeting after it’s alleged that the seemingly empathetic and kindly-looking teacher Mrs. Drazděchová uses her students to manipulate their parents.

Loving (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersLawyers, Photographers, Judge
PlotLove, Hatred, Justice, On real events
PlaceUSA, Court, Prison
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Makes me think

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryChina
Duration01:50
CharactersJudge
PlotDivorce, Freedom, Justice, Snow
PlaceChina, Prison, Mountains, Court

Li Xuelian, a woman from the countryside is falsely accused by her husband of having an affair. To defend herself, Li moves from her small town to the big city until she reached the capital.

God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.4)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeachers, Lawyers, Judge
PlotReligious
PlaceSchool

When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.

Custody (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Single mothers, Students, Judge
PlotDivorce
PlaceParty, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleTense, Fascinating

When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the Family Court System.

Spotlight (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:33
CharactersPolice, Journalists, Lawyers, Gay, Judge
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, On real events
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleAction

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Bridge of Spies (2015)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Germany, India
Duration02:39
CharactersScouts, Lawyers, Spy, Judge, Pilots, CIA
PlotOn real events, Political, Justice
PlaceUSA, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Disturbing

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Captive (2015)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersSingle mothers, Strong women, FBI, Judge
PlotDrug addict, Weapon, Chase, On real events
PlaceHelicopters
TimeNight

Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.

The Eichmann Show (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Lithuania
CharactersJournalists, Judge
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt
StyleMakes me think, Smart

The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann, who is accused of executing the 'final solution' and organising the murder of 6 million Jews. This is the extraordinary story of how the trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen.

Courted (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance
CharactersLawyers, Judge, Nurses
PlotJustice
PlaceCourt

When a feared judge of the French court, Xavier Racine, encounters a French-Danish juror, Ditte Lorensen-Coteret, at a murder trial, their shared past is slowly uncovered.

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.

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.

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.

I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CharactersJudge, Poor
PlotDivorce, On real events
PlaceMountains
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Makes me think

Ten-year-old Nojoom was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. The dowry offered the family a small income and 'one less mouth to feed'. Nojoom discovers that her life will take a turn for the worse. Her husband is indifferent to her age. Every day after she is wedded, the child works under harsh conditions and every night, the child-bride is raped by a man 20 years older than her. A legitimate and acceptable arrangement for all, except for Nojoom.

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Israel, Germany, Netherlands
CharactersJudge
PlotRivalry, Divorce, Uprising
StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think, Gloomy

The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court.

Wrath of the Crows (2013)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryItaly
Duration01:27
CharactersWitch, Judge
PlacePrison
StyleDisturbing

Wrath of the crows is very gory and brutal, but tied by a strong concept and the whole story is focused on the characters' development. So there's not only splatter sequences, but also atmospheric moments, a few dream-like sequences and a final twist that will shock you all.

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryItaly
Duration01:30
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Journalists, Judge
PlaceItaly
StyleTo cry, Makes me think

Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. Its focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora.

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.

Dredd (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India, South Africa
Duration01:35
CharactersJudge, Criminals
PlotRivalry, Survival, Skirmishes, Justice
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Cyberpunk

In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn’t as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.

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