Movies about the court

Movies about the court
List of the best movies about the court selected by visitors to our site: The Mauritanian, Fracture, Class Action, Welcome to New York, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Dark Waters, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Devil's Advocate, Just Mercy, North Country.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTerrorists, Prisoner, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, False accusations
PlacePrison, Afghanistan, Beach, USA
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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersKillers, Police, Family, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Fear, Rivalry
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Intellectual

A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is played out, each must manipulate and outwit the other.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Fathers
PlotJustice, Rivalry
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleMakes me think, Touching

A Liberal activist lawyer alienated his daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto manufacturer against charges that their explosion-prone station wagons are unsafe. As her mother begs for peace, Maggie takes on her dad in a trial that turns increasingly personal and nasty.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:45
CharactersWomanizers
PlotOn real events, Passion, Obsession
PlaceCourt, USA, New York
StyleFascinating, Explicit scenes, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

Fiction inspired from the story of the rise and the fall of french politician and former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India
CharactersJudge, Hippies, Lawyers
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt, USA

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Cancer, Political, Justice
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleTense, Makes me think, Serious, Worth watching

A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything — his future, his family, and his own life — to expose the truth.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersLawyers, Judge
PlotDeath, Conspiracies, Rivalry
PlaceCourt, Los Angeles
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:24
CharactersDemons, Killers, Lawyers
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Success, Fate
PlacePrison, Court, Hospitals, USA, Office
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

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

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Photographers, Judge, Sheriffs, Singers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Weapon, Computers, Justice
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersStrong women, Lawyers, Miners, Fathers
PlotLove, On real events, Divorce, Mystery
PlaceCourt, USA, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Makes me think

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersLawyers, Judge, Parents
PlotFulfillment of desires, Birthday, Divorce
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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersHorses, Serial killers, Lawyers
PlotRevenge, Death, Divorce, Debts
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersLawyers, Psychiatrists
PlotSplit personality, Mental disorders, Justice, Fear
PlaceCourt
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a 3rd person in the room. The intensity builds when a surprise twist alters everyone's perception of the crime.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersLawyers, Judge
PlotJustice
PlaceCourt
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Tense

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany
Duration01:30
CharactersLawyers, Prosecutors
PlotInvestigation
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Depressive

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

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersLawyers
PlotJustice, Blackmail, Rivalry
PlaceCourt, Small cities
StyleAction, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genredrama, documentary, crime, history, reality TV
CountryCanada
PlotInvestigation, Death

Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why.Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports and eyewitness accounts, every episode also features interviews, state-of-the-art CGI and gripping reenactments.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:18
CharactersStewardesses, Pilots
PlotDisasters, Investigation, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceAircraft, Court, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong
Duration02:30
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events, Investigation
PlaceCourt, USA

Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersLawyers, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Missing people, Justice
PlaceCourt, France, Hospitals, Hotels
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 9
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersLawyers
PlotDeath, Justice
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleInteresting, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think, Black and White

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Refugees
PlotPursuit, Chase, Fate, Justice, Female friendship
PlaceSchool, Court, USA, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersLawyers, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceCourt
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Serious

Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersStudents, Lawyers, Losers, Judge, Girlfriends
PlotFalse accusations
PlaceCourt, Small cities

Two carefree pals traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested, and charged with murder. Fortunately, one of them has a cousin who's a lawyer - Vincent Gambini, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. When he arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend , to try his first case, it's a real shock - for him and the Deep South!

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, China, Canada
Duration01:55
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Family, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Obsession, Cancer, Success
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Inspirational, For girls, Fascinating, Smart

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersLawyers, Businessmen, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Success, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceSmall cities
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Touching

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersLawyers, Judge, Fathers
PlotInvestigation, Funeral
PlaceCourt, USA, Small cities
StylePopular, To cry, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersMilitary, Lawyers
PlotPolitical, Fate, Marine Corps
PlaceCourt
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersTeens, Blonde girls, Lawyers
PlotRivalry
PlaceCourt, College
StyleLight, Cute, For girls, Smart

Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner from popping the question: Elle is too blonde.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, detective, biography
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:32
CharactersKillers, Lawyers
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt
StyleSerious, Disturbing

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.





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