Movies about lawyers and lawyers

List of the best movies about lawyers selected by visitors to our site: The Mauritanian, I Care a Lot, Love, Guaranteed, The Quarry, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Girl with a Bracelet, Official Secrets, Winners, Wild Rose, Saint Judy
In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Mauritanian (2021)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersPrisoner, Lawyers, Terrorists, Gods
PlotOn real events, Investigation, False accusations
PlaceUSA, Prison, Germany, Beach, Deserts, Aircraft
TimeNew Year
StyleBy books

A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

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.

Love, Guaranteed (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
CharactersLawyers
PlotRelationship, Love
PlaceCourt
StyleNetflix

A lawyer takes on a new client that wants to sue a dating website because it guarantees love.

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 Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

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.

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.

Winners (2019)
Mark7.6
Genredetective
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
CharactersLawyers, Friends
PlotInvestigation

1895. The name of the famous Moscow lawyer Nikolai Andronov, who has not lost a single trial yet, thunders throughout Russia. His friends Victor Rocevic and Michael Zavarzin – also brilliant lawyers. They win in the most complex criminal cases, sometimes not only justifying their clients, but also exposing the true criminals right in the courtroom. In difficult situations, lawyer friends always come to each other's aid. They are still quite young (the eldest, Nikolai Andronov, is only 35 years old). All three are completely different, but everyone is ready to sacrifice a lot for the sake of friends... Their long-term friendship, and the realization that there is someone to count on in a difficult situation – not least, makes all three winners. Both in professional and personal life.

Wild Rose (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
CharactersLawyers, Musicians, Friends, Single mothers, Tourists, Singers
PlotMoney, Dreams, Dancing, Depression, Computers
PlacePrison, Party, England, Hospitals, USA, Trains, Beach, Scotland

A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.

Saint Judy (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlotPursuit, Justice
PlaceSchool, Los Angeles, USA

The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood and how she singlehandedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.

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Marriage Story (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersCats, Lawyers, Actors, Sisters, Singers
PlotDivorce
TimeHalloween

A stage director and an actress struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal extremes.

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.

The Collini Case (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:30
CharactersLawyers
PlaceGermany, Berlin

A young lawyer stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case.

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genredrama, family, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Lawyers, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Abduction
PlaceSmall cities, Mansions

Nancy Drew, a smart high schooler with a penchant for keen observation and deduction, stumbles upon the haunting of a local home. A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve the mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community

Trial by Fire (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Justice, Test
PlaceUSA, Court

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

The Irishman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia, Hired assassins, Lawyers, Drivers, Old man
PlotWar, Death, Weapon, Cancer, Divorce, Dancing, Money, Travel
PlaceHotels, Prison, Court, Aircraft, Casino
TimeNew Year

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

Knives Out (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Writers, Detectives, Maids, Dogs, Lawyers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Cheating, Intrigue, Chase
PlaceEstate, Mansions
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Atmospheric, For men

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

Queen of Hearts (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Sisters
PlotTreason, Relationship, Love, Love with age difference
TimeNew Year
StyleMakes me think

Anne, a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer specialising in society’s most vulnerable, children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged teenage stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, Anne’s escalating desire leads her down a dangerous rabbit hole which, once exposed, unleashes a sequence of events destined to destroy her world.

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.

Notre Dame (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersMilitary, Lawyers, Journalists, Single mothers, Models
PlotDeath, Dancing
PlaceCourt, Hospitals

Maud is an architect and a mother. Due to a misunderstanding, she wins the competition to refurbish the parvis of Notre-Dame. Torn between these responsibilities and love issues, she will go through an emotional storm.

Furie (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events
PlaceNight Clubs

Paul Diallo, a history teacher, lives a quiet life with his wife and kid. During summertime, he lends his house to his son’s babysitter and her boyfriend. When they return, the Diallo family finds a closed door – locks have been changed and the new occupants maintain they are in « their home ». With no one to turn to, Paul gets closer to Mickey, a shady local man with a penchant for all things extreme and illegal. Soon the once anti-violent teacher is approaching the point of no return…

An Officer and a Spy (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersLawyers, Jews, Spy, Terminally ill
PlotWeapon, On real events
PlaceIslands, France, Court

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island.

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.

Unplanned (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlotReligious, On real events
PlaceHospitals
TimeHalloween
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

Badla (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryIndia
CharactersLawyers, Photographers
PlotDeath, Fear, Blackmail
PlaceTrains, Hotels, Aircraft
StyleUnexpected ending

A dynamic young entrepreneur finds herself locked in a hotel room with the corpse of her dead lover. She hires a prestigious lawyer to defend her and they work together to figure out what actually happened.

Brian Banks (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlotFalse accusations
PlacePrison

An All-American football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison.

Clemency (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Teachers
PlacePrison

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

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.

Il tuttofare (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly
Duration01:37
CharactersInterns, Lawyers, Students, Mafia, Criminals
PlaceItaly, Prison
StyleLight, Fascinating

We are all equal before the law, but some are just more equal than others.

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.

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersLawyers, Sisters, Jews
PlotLove, Investigation, Money, Religious, Justice
PlacePrison, New York
StyleOscars

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.

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.

Lizzie (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersMaids, Lesbians, Gay, Lawyers, Sisters, Birds, Photographers
PlotDeath, Investigation, Money, Weapon
PlacePrison, Trains, Court
Time19th century
StyleTense

Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

Blue Iguana (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:02
CharactersScammers, Lawyers
PlotRobbery, Freedom

He's a low level criminal with no future and just out of prison. She's a low level lawyer never noticed by others, a lost soul without a life. Their anger and hostility makes them serious criminals. Love happens in the strangest of places.

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.

55 Steps (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, biography
CountryGermany, Belgium
Duration02:18
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceHospitals

55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette Hughes, the lawyer appointed to her case.

Chappaquiddick (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Sweden
Duration02:21
CharactersLawyers, Orphans, Presidential, Fathers, Singers
PlotDancing, Investigation, Death, Political, Cars, On real events
PlaceUSA, Party, Islands, Hotels, Beach

Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

All I Wish (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersModels, Dogs, Musicians, Lawyers
PlotAdventure, Love, Dancing, Money, Motorcycles, Computers, Loneliness, Cars, Happiness
PlaceUSA, Beach

A woman struggles to escape the clutches of her overbearing, co-dependent mother, while gradually falling for a sexy, sophisticated attorney.

Destroyer (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersPartners, Strong women, Lawyers
PlotDeath, Weapon, Snow, Money, Bank robbery, Undercover
PlaceParty
StyleWomens in main roles, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Erin Bell is an LAPD detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, biography
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersArtists, Witch, Lawyers, Photographers, Spy, Revived toys
PlotOn real events, Lost memory, Dancing, Weapon, Divorce, Time machine, Mental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, Village, Hotels, Court
StyleInspirational, Kind, Soulful, Interesting, Deep Meaning, To cry, Worth watching

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town named Marwen where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation — a testament to the most powerful women he knows — through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

Operation Finale (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersJews, Special agents, Spy, Lawyers, Horses
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Revenge, Dancing, Money, Soccer, Chase
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction

In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.

Burning (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersRich, Writers, Cats, Lawyers
PlotMystery, Love triangle, Pursuit, Dancing, Hunger, Snow
StyleBy books, Action, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...

The Post (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:31
CharactersJournalists, Presidential, Lawyers, Musicians
PlotWar, Political, Mystery, Intrigue, Confrontation, Death, Money, On real events
PlaceNew York, Office, USA, Party, Prison, Jungle, Aircraft
StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, Makes me think

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

The Last Full Measure (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Cancer, Death, On real events
PlaceHospitals, Jungle
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger and uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting Huffman to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.

Eye for an Eye (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France, USA
CharactersLawyers, Mafia, Family
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating, For men

Mario, an exemplary man, lives in a village on the Galician coast. In the old people’s home, where he works as a nurse, everyone appreciates him. When the best known narco in the area, Antonio Padín, recently released from prison, enters the residence, Mario tries to make Antonio feel at home. Now, Padín's two sons, Kike and Toño, are in charge of the family business. The failure of an operation will put Kike in jail and cause them to owe a large debt to a Colombian supplier. Toño will turn to the nurse to try to convince his father to assume the debt. But Mario has his own plans.

Innocent Witness (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersLawyers, Autistic

An old man suffering from depression is found dead, and his housekeeper, Mi-ran, is charged with the murder. Mi-ran’s defense attorney, Sun-ho, is surprised to learn the only witness to the crime is Ji-woo, a teenage girl with Asperger’s. Will Ji-woo be able to take the stand and provide a valid statement?

The Wave (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Lawyers
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

A man on the verge of a promotion takes a mysterious hallucinogenic drug that begins to tear down his reality and expose his life for what it really is.

Conviction (2019)
CharactersLawyers, Single mothers
PlotJustice, Missing people, On real events
PlaceHotels, France, Court, Hospitals
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense

Ever since she served on the jury during his trial, Nora has been convinced that Jacques Viguier is innocent, despite him being accused of murdering his wife. Following an appeal by the public prosecutor’s office, and fearing a miscarriage of justice, she convinces a leading lawyer to defend him during his second trial, on appeal. Together, they will put up a tenacious fight against injustice.

Top End Wedding (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryAustralia
CharactersLawyers, Brides
PlaceIslands

Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.

H0us3 (2019)
CharactersLawyers, Teachers, Hackers
PlotComputers, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, Internet

A group of former computer University colleagues and their partners meet for dinner after several years only to share one of the most secret files on the Internet.

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