Movies about the court

List of the best movies about the court selected by visitors to our site: The Devil's Advocate, Fallen, The Prestige, Rounders, A Very Long Engagement, Any Day Now, Seven Days, Fracture, The Invisible Guest, The Chamber.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
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.

Fallen (1998)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime
CharactersFamily, Serial killers, Angels
PlotSupernatural, Rivalry, Curses, Superpowers
PlacePrison, USA, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

The Prestige (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Brothers, Twins, Wizards
PlotRivalry, Relationship, Love, Jealousy, Obsession, Competitions, Betrayal, Confrontation, Mystery, Magic, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Court
Time19th century
StyleWorth watching, Popular, Fascinating, Unexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Smart, Interesting

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Rounders (1998)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersFriends, Mafia, Judge
PlotGambling, Love, Money
PlaceCasino, Court, New York, Prison
StyleHeavy, Tense, For men, Smart

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryFrance, USA
PlotLove, War, Test, Missing people, Investigation, Fate, Obsession
PlaceCourt, France
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, To cry

In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If Manech had died, she would know. She hangs on to her intuition as tightly as she would onto the last thread of hope linking her to her lover. A former sergeant tells her in vain that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench named Bingo Crepescule, in the company of four other men condemned to die for self-inflicted wounds. Her path ahead is full of obstacles but Mathilde is not frightened. Anything is possible to someone who is willing to challenge fate...

Any Day Now (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.5)
CharactersLawyers, Disabled people
PlotLove, Holidays, Adoption

In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal system to adopt the child.

Seven Days (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Lawyers, Single mothers, Mothers, Detectives
PlotAbduction, Competitions, Blackmail
PlaceKorea, Court

A successful lawyer who, in order to save her daughter, is pressured into defending the innocence of a man slated to receive the death penalty.

Fracture (2007)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersKillers, Police, Family, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, Rivalry, Obsession, Fear
PlaceUSA, Court
StyleTense, Disturbing, Smart

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.

The Invisible Guest (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
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 Chamber (1996)
Mark4 (imdb: 6)
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersLawyers, Jews
PlotDeath, Mystery, Investigation, Political, Revenge
PlaceUSA, Court, Prison
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think, Gloomy

Idealistic young attorney Adam Hall takes on the death row clemency case of his racist grandfather, Sam Cayhall, a former Ku Klux Klan member he has never met.

Class Action (1991)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersLawyers, Family, Fathers
PlotRivalry, Justice
PlaceUSA, Court

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.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, crime
PlotFreedom, Investigation, On real events
StyleSoulful, Makes me think

Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The movie then covers District Attorney, Bobby DeLaughters transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers, wife of Medgar Evers, of the, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Some of the characters are played by the actual participants in this story.

Fuck Up (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime

Jack is pleased with himself for the first time in years. He has decided to stop fucking anything with a pulse and also to cut back on his eager and enthusiastic drug use. Then his best friend crashes into a moose in the middle of the night on the Swedish border. He is found with a hoof buried in his forehead and 2.5 kilos of cocaine in the trunk. Over the next 24 hours, Jack loses his house, his girlfriend leaves him and takes their daughter with her. And as he is about to find out: when you think you have hit rock bottom, it can always get worse.

Flash of Genius (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Inventors, Lawyers
PlotDreams, Rivalry, Uprising, On real events
StyleSoulful, To cry, Makes me think

In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife (Lauren Graham) and six kids.

Southpaw (2015)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
CharactersFamily, Orphans, Parents
PlotBoxing, Revenge, Rivalry, Death, Fights without rules
PlaceCourt, Mansions
StyleTouching, To cry, Heavy, Exciting, Inspirational

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryArgentina, Spain
CharactersFriends, Partners, Lawyers, Writers
PlotMystery, Investigation, Revenge, Obsession, Soccer, Justice
StyleAction, Disturbing, Fascinating

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Im Netz (2013)
Markimdb: 6
PlaceGermany, Court

In the middle of the night, a special police force storms the bedroom of management consultant Juliane Schubert. Just returned from a business trip to the Middle East, Juliane is questioned after her arrest by the commissioners Theissen and Hindrichs: They should have rented apartments and cars that should serve to prepare a terrorist attack. The evidence is overwhelming. Has anyone gained access to the businesswoman's computer, stolen her virtual identity and used it for criminal purposes?

Shooter (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSnipers, Military, FBI, Special Forces
PlotInvestigation, Betrayal, False accusations, Snow, Pads, Conspiracies
PlaceUSA, Court
StyleExciting, Patriotic

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.

North Country (2005)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.3)
CharactersMiners, Fathers, Lawyers
PlotDivorce, Love, Mystery, On real events
PlaceUSA, Court, Small cities
StyleHeavy, Soulful, 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.

Bee Movie (2007)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersBeetles, Insects, Bees, Family, Heroes, Friends, Partners
PlaceNew York, Court
StyleExciting, Light

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.