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1. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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58 Metascore

Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt

Votes: 1,716 | Gross: $11.59M

2. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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70 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 240,623 | Gross: $181.41M

3. My Cousin Vinny (1992)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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68 Metascore

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield

Votes: 89,583 | Gross: $52.93M

4. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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34 Metascore

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

Votes: 234,633 | Gross: $73.34M

5. The Comedian (2016)

R | 120 min | Comedy

5.7
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40 Metascore

A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco

Votes: 4,254 | Gross: $1.66M

6. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 146,804 | Gross: $56.12M

7. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

Votes: 95,751 | Gross: $19.59M

8. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

A partially idealized and fictionalized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 76,627 | Gross: $20.19M

9. ...and justice for all. (1979)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

Votes: 25,382

10. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to fake his death and frame the mob for his supposed murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 9,525

11. The Front (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

Votes: 6,986

12. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

Votes: 12,091

13. Vigilante (1982)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Eddie Marino is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie and a son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker Nick and some of the factory's other workers have formed a ... See full summary »

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Rutanya Alda

Votes: 2,106

14. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

Votes: 5,968 | Gross: $3.73M

15. So You Think You're Not Guilty (1950)

Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) pleads "not guilty" to a traffic violation but is convicted anyway. Handling this setback in his usual manner, the two-dollar fine quickly pyramids to a 10-year jail sentence.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Phyllis Coates, Douglas Fowley, Don C. Harvey

Votes: 285

16. Violette (1978)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-François Garreaud

Votes: 1,663

17. Texas (1941)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.8
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Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft

Votes: 919

18. Santa Fe Stampede (1938)

Passed | 55 min | Western

6.3
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The Mesquiteers capture a horse thief who escapes justice through a crooked judge. They gather signatures urging the governor to investigate but a friend with the petition is murdered. Stony is accused.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, June Martel

Votes: 262

19. Kay Dyache Bola (2005)

103 min | Comedy

7.0
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Harshvardhan Ghodke (Akshay Pendse) and Abhijit Vaidya (Umesh Kamat), are engineering students, who lie to their parents and land up in Bombay to have fun for a couple of days. ... See full summary »

Director: Chandrakant Kulkarni | Stars: Makarand Anaspure, Akshay Pendse, Mohan Agashe, Sharvari Jamenis

Votes: 159

20. Book of Days (2003 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama

5.1
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A grief-struck life insurance salesman rails at God for not stepping in to save his bride; but the tables are turned when a mysterious book is delivered to him, an ancient volume listing names and death dates, dates which are yet to occur.

Director: Harry Ambrose | Stars: Wil Wheaton, Maureen Flannigan, Deborah Raffin, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 262

21. The Vanishing Virginian (1942)

Passed | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Biography of Robert Yancey, long-term district attorney in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Frank Morgan, Kathryn Grayson, Spring Byington, Natalie Thompson

Votes: 171

22. Blondes at Work (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Steve promises his captain not to favor Torchy with stories over other papers but becomes frustrated as to how she continues to scoop her rivals.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy, Rosella Towne

Votes: 248

23. The Iron Major (1943)

Approved | 85 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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Coach Frank Cavanaugh returns to college football after World War I, then gradually goes blind.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Warrick, Leon Ames

Votes: 166

24. The Spellbinder (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Jed Marlowe is a brilliant, scheming, unscrupulous criminal lawyer whose specialty is defending criminal he knows is guilty but gets them off through loop-holes or bribery. Then his ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Lee Tracy, Barbara Read, Patric Knowles, Allan Lane

Votes: 65

25. Just Off Broadway (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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Private detective Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) is serving on the jury trying Lillian Hubbard (Janis Carter) for the murder of Harley Forsythe. A witness with information that could clear ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver, Phil Silvers, Janis Carter

Votes: 106

26. Age of Indiscretion (1935)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A book publisher finds his business floundering, which prompts his socially ambitious wife to desert him for a society millionaire, leaving him with their young son. The publisher's ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Paul Lukas, Madge Evans, Helen Vinson, May Robson

Votes: 76

27. Midnight Court (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Victor Shanley had once been New York City's most-acclaimed crime-fighting, crusading District Attorney and the scourge of the underworld. But the workaholic demands of the job led him to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Ann Dvorak, John Litel, Carlyle Moore Jr., Joseph Crehan

Votes: 94

28. Special Investigator (1936)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Criminal lawyer Bill Fenwick goes undercover in Nevada to catch gold thieves when the gang kills his brother.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Richard Dix, Margaret Callahan, Erik Rhodes, Owen Davis Jr.

Votes: 79

29. Bulldog Edition (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Two rival newspapers are engaged in a circulation battle, complicated by the fact that a vicious gangster inserts himself into the middle of it. Also complicating matters is that one ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Ray Walker, Evalyn Knapp, Regis Toomey, Cy Kendall

Votes: 42

30. Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree (2012)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Crime

8.6
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A documentary chronicling liberty activist Derrick J Freeman's exciting first year of activism in The Shire.

Director: Derrick J. Freeman | Stars: Kate Ager, Rich Angell, Ed Burke, Jed Butterfield

Votes: 56

31. The Cyclone Kid (1942)

Approved | 57 min | Romance, Western

4.3
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Big Jim Johnson is a cattleman who wants to run all the settler's off the land. He has a number of hired guns including Johnny Dawson. Doctor Bill Dawson comes to town and wants to see the ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, John James, Lynn Merrick, Alex Callam

Votes: 6

32. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Auld L'Anxiety (1987)

Drama

6.8
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Brackman agonizes when his half-brother, Erroll, catches him making out with his bailiff, Rhonda, in which he blackmails Brackman for use of his office at the firm. Meanwhile, McKenzie is ... See full summary »

Director: Nell Cox | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 10

33. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
Episode: Blood Money (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Patrick's reckless behavior catches up with him when his actions get a case against a hitman thrown out of court and Lisbon on suspension. But when the hitman is shot and killed, he has a shot at redemption.

Director: Adam Kane | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 675

34. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: By Perjury (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Cutter finds himself pitted against a lawyer whose manipulation of the legal system keeps letting him get away with murder, and Lupo's mistake risks the current case and Cutter's life.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linus Roache

Votes: 117

35. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Consumed (2004)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A cop is accused of racially motivated killings, but the detectives delve a little deeper and find a complex plot of revenge.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 139

36. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Contempt (2014)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama

9.0
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Will continues to defy the government by refusing to out the name of the source of the stolen documents. The team tries to make sure that the first reporter that wrote the story gets out of... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 950

37. The Practice (1997–2004)
Episode: Day in Court (1999)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In a chaotic and bizarre trial, Bobby represents an old drug dealing client, who is charged with murder after stabbing a man to death seven times. With wacky Judge Swackheim presiding, the ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Smith | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, LisaGay Hamilton, Steve Harris

Votes: 28

38. Mob Stories (2002– )
Episode: Don of St. Leonard (2003)

Documentary, Drama

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Director: Laine Drewery | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Giampiero Daniele, Renato Pincivero, Murielle Gabrielle

39. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: Double Jeopardy (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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While a viral video damages Peter's campaign, Cary exploits a legal loophole and force, Alicia and Will to defend a murder suspect in military court, and Will and Diane weigh the pros and cons of taking on Lou Dobbs as a client.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 398

40. Picket Fences (1992–1996)
Episode: Enemy Lines (1994)

Crime, Drama, Family

7.1
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Judge Nance puts Jill in jail to make a point. Littleton asks Maxine out on a date which causes her to reexamine her views on interracial dating. Kimberly's attempt at starting an interracial friendship with Aisha turns into a fight.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Kathy Baker, Costas Mandylor, Lauren Holly

Votes: 16

41. Soap (1977–1981)
Episode: Episode #1.21 (1978)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Jessica's trial begins, with the prosecutor saying such nasty things about her that she threatens not to come back; Jodie meets Carol David, E. Ronald Mallu's assistant, who finds the 'suicidal homosexual' adorable.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Jimmy Baio, Rebecca Balding, Diana Canova, Billy Crystal

Votes: 44

42. This Is Wonderland (2004–2006)
Episode: Episode #3.10 (2006)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Lynne Stopkewich | Stars: Cara Pifko, Michael Riley, Ron Lea, Michael Healey

43. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 1 August 1996 (1996)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Director: Henry Foster | Stars: Steve McFadden, Michael French, Jacqueline Leonard, Paul Nicholls

44. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 7 December 2000 (2000)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Director: Chris Jury | Stars: June Brown, Wendy Richard, Todd Carty, John Altman

45. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 7 July 2011 (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Director: Lee Salisbury | Stars: Samantha Womack, Rita Simons, Jessie Wallace, Scott Maslen

46. The Practice (1997–2004)
Episode: Friends and Ex-Lovers (2000)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Haunted with guilt over Scott Wallace's murder of his boss, Bobby is determined to defend him, lashing out at everybody including Jimmy, who agrees to become a witness for the prosecution. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, LisaGay Hamilton, Steve Harris

Votes: 28

47. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Gibbon Take (1986)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

7.3
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Kuzak wants to take his relationship with Grace public, then reporters drag her through the mud during a press conference when her former fiancé tells them that she left him at their ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 22

48. Telephone Time (1956–1958)
Episode: Grandpa Changes the World (1956)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Thomas Mitchell, John Nesbitt, Reginald Denny, Peter Hansen

49. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Hand Roll Express (1988)

Drama

6.2
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Brackman unwittingly gets arrested for solicitation by an inexperienced undercover policewoman who mistakes his reading of a Japanese restaurant menu for come-ons. Meanwhile, Roxanne tells ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Friedman | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 10

50. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Happy Trails (1990)

60 min | Drama

6.6
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The Rosalind Shays lawsuit continues with Grace and Victor springing a surprise witness against Rosalind when her own daughter Susan Raab testifies against her, embarrassing Rosalind. But ... See full summary »

Director: Win Phelps | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 11