Most Popular "Courtroom Drama" Titles
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3. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 85,795 | Gross: $52.93M
4. Erin Brockovich (2000)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
Votes: 141,243 | Gross: $125.55M
5. Devil's Knot (2013)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
6. Philadelphia (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Votes: 186,321 | Gross: $77.32M
11. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.
Votes: 74,452 | Gross: $20.19M
13. The Accused (1988)
R | 111 min | Drama
After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Votes: 25,309 | Gross: $32.07M
17. Inherit the Wind (1960)
Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
18. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.
Votes: 10,866 | Gross: $0.03M
19. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery
Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.
Votes: 11,711 | Gross: $15.45M
21. Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 84 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A charming but devious college student is accused of killing his wealthy father and attempting to murder his mother in their home while they slept.
22. Class Action (1991)
R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller
Jed Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,337 | Gross: $24.28M
24. Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
R | 119 min | Drama
Ken Harrison is an artist who makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he ... See full summary »
25. The Glass Shield (1994)
PG-13 | 109 min | Crime, Drama
J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,876 | Gross: $3.31M
26. The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, History, Mystery
A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.
28. Twilight of Honor (1963)
Approved | 104 min | Drama
A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.
29. Suing the Devil (2011)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
A down-and-out law student sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Satan appears to defend himself and the trial of the century and pleads the fifth. He readily admits that he cannot take on the flesh. Genesis 3:14 confirms this as he is only allowed to eat dust!
30. The Affair (1995 TV Movie)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A love story, set amongst the beginnings of the integration of Negro soldiers from America to England during World War II. A tragic tale of war, love, desire and injustice.
31. Jump! (2008)
105 min | Drama
Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for Patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish ... See full summary »
32. Illegal (1955)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.
33. Damini (1993)
175 min | Crime, Drama
The theme revolves around the character Damini who represents truth and innocence. After her marriage in renowned wealthy family, Damini happens to see a cruel act done by her ... See full summary »
34. Good Day for a Hanging (1959)
Approved | 85 min | Western
After claiming his daughter's childhood-sweetheart killed the marshal, one man finds himself in conflict with his daughter, his fiancée and many of the townsfolk.
35. What Makes a Family (2001 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
A lesbian, artificially inseminated, gives birth, then dies, and her companion must fight to regain custody of the child from the dead woman's grandparents.
37. The Chatterley Affair (2006 TV Movie)
Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two ... See full summary »
38. The Incident (1990 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the ... See full summary »
Drama | Pre-production
A psychiatrist discovers that a medication for the treatment of acne is causing teenagers to kill themselves, and the pharmaceutical company sets out on a campaign to destroy the source of the threat to their billion dollar a year drug.
44. Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)
75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.
46. The Man from Galveston (1963)
57 min | Western
In 1800s Texas, during the early days of circuit-courts, lawyers had to be handy with their guns as well as with their law books when facing lynch mobs bent on administering frontier justice.
47. Incident in a Small Town (1994 TV Movie)
85 min | Drama, War
Walter Matthau and Harry Morgan star in this made-for-television drama, in which a judge in a small town discovers that the skeletons in his family closet are aired for all to see after he's named as a prime suspect in a murder.
49. Grahan (2001)
Widowed Chief Minister Jagdish Acharya lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his daughter, Sunita and son, Sanjay. One day he gets a phone call from the Police Commissioner, informing him ... See full summary »
50. Zlocin v Polné (2016– )
Crime, Drama, History
An exciting drama from a detective history. In 1899 a dead girl - seamstress Anezka Hruzová - was found between the village of Veznicka and the town of Polná. She was 19 and she had a ... See full summary »