Movies about lawyers and lawyers

List of the best movies about lawyers selected by visitors to our site: The Judge, The Devil's Advocate, Liar Liar, The Lincoln Lawyer, A Civil Action, Under Suspicion, The Whole Truth, The Invisible Guest, The Student, New Trial.

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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.

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:24
CharactersLawyers, Demons, Killers
PlotFate, Love, Supernatural, Success, Superpowers
PlaceNew York, Prison, Office, Hospitals, USA, Court
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Smart

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

Liar Liar (1997)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersLawyers, Parents, Judge
PlotDivorce, Fulfillment of desires
StyleLight, To cry

Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly become his biggest liability.

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersLawyers, Judge
PlotRivalry, Death, Conspiracies
PlaceLos Angeles, Court
StyleSmart, Fascinating

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

A Civil Action (1998)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersLawyers
PlotObsession, Success, On real events
PlaceCourt, Small cities
StyleMakes me think, Soulful, Tense, Disturbing

Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order to continue the case against all odds.

Under Suspicion (2000)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:51
CharactersLawyers

A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer.

The Whole Truth (2016)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersLawyers
PlaceCourt
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Disturbing, Action, Heavy

A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.

The Invisible Guest (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:49
CharactersBusinessmen, Lawyers, Killers, Detectives
PlaceSpain, Court

"The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened in a frenetic race against time.

The Student (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Action

After leading a jury to wrongly sentence a man, Abigail enters her new teaching job at the law school with a newfound commitment to ethics. When she takes over her new class, it includes Vincent, an intensely ambitious student who will do anything for an A. When Abigail fails him for academic dishonesty, Vincent threatens that he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. As Vincent's devious plot begins to unravel, she must take her life into her own hands, or Vincent will take it himself.

New Trial (2017)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, detective, biography
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:32
CharactersKillers, Lawyers
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt
StyleDisturbing

A taxi driver is found dead, and Hyun-woo, the only witness, charged with a murder and serves 10 years in prison. While offering pro bono services, a lawyer Junyoung meets Hyun-woo, and they begin their journey to prove his innocence.

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.

Cell 213 (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror
CountryCanada
CharactersLawyers
PlotMystery
PlacePrison, Canada

Cocky young attorney Michael Gray finds himself framed for murder when an inmate he is defending violently kills himself during their interview at South River State Penitentiary. Now locked in the same nightmarish Cell 213 where his client died, he soon realizes that unnatural forces are behind a string of inmate suicides, making matters of guilt and innocence not as cut and dry as they seem.

Carancho (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryArgentina, Chile, France, South Korea
Duration01:47
CharactersMafia, Lawyers, Police, Nurses
PlotLove, Money, Weapon
StyleAction, Depressive, Disturbing

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio

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.

Closed Circuit (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersTerrorists, Lawyers, Detectives, Partners
PlotAdventure, Conspiracies
PlaceEngland, London
StyleDisturbing, Action

A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect, and the attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe as special advocate on his defence team. On the eve of the trial, the accused's attorney dies and a new one, Martin Rose, steps in. Martin and Claudia are former lovers—a fact which must remain hidden—and, as Martin assembles his case, he uncovers a sinister conspiracy that places him and Claudia in danger.

A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersLawyers, Friends, Parents
PlotLove, Love triangle, Divorce, Basketball
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, To cry

Russell, a single father, balances his work as a lawyer with the care of his five-year-old son after his wife abandoned them. When she reappears creating turmoil, he must deal with his new love interest and the job opportunity of a lifetime.

Breakfast with Scot (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music, sport
CountryCanada
CharactersLawyers, Parents, Family, Orphans, Fathers, Nephews, Gay
PlotLove, Adoption, Parenting
PlaceSchool
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

The lives of Eric, an ex hockey player, and his partner Sam, are thrown into turmoil when they are forced to take in Scot, a flamboyant 11-year-old.

纽约客@上海 (2012)
Mark1.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
CharactersLawyers, Businessmen, Reporters, Losers
PlotLove, Moving
PlaceChina

When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could end his career. With the help of a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected old-timer, a clever journalist, and a street-smart legal assistant, Sam might just save his job, find romance, and learn to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Shanghai. Written by Anonymous (IMDB.com).




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