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1. The Good Wife (2009– )

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

8.3
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Creators: Michelle King, Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 41,872

2. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )

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

8.2
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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Creator: Peter Nowalk | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 32,379

3. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Writers: Lee Child, Christopher McQuarrie | Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Votes: 205,302

4. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Writer: Patty Jenkins | Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 97,819

5. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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Leonard Vole is arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance. He employs an experienced but aging barrister as his defense attorney.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz, Lawrence B. Marcus | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 54,028

6. Boston Legal (2004–2008)

44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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This Spinoff of The Practice will focus on Civil Law.

Creator: David E. Kelley | Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 31,249

7. 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.

Writers: William Diehl, Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 119,741

8. Gothika (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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38 Metascore

A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.

Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez | Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 84,238

9. Night Court (1984–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Creator: Reinhold Weege | Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson

Votes: 5,827

10. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Writers: Billy Hayes, William Hoffer, Oliver Stone | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 50,193

11. Franklin & Bash (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Lawyers and lifelong friends Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are recruited by a large firm's major partner after winning a high-profile case.

Creators: Bill Chais, Kevin Falls | Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 11,482

12. Matlock (1986–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Creator: Dean Hargrove | Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 3,791

13. Brokedown Palace (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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44 Metascore

Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.

Writers: Adam Fields, David Arata | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim

Votes: 17,866

14. ...And Justice for All. (1979)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A lawyer (Al Pacino) 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.

Writers: Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

Votes: 20,933

15. You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)

134 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Writer: Adam Mazer | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, John Goodman, Deirdre O'Connell

Votes: 20,592

16. The Ten (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.1
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50 Metascore

Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.

Writers: Ken Marino, David Wain | Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody

Votes: 14,985

17. High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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48 Metascore

High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Finder, Yuri Zeltser, Grace Cary Bickley | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Adam Scott

Votes: 28,023

18. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Writers: John Katzenbach, Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone | Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

Votes: 18,389

19. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 17,147

20. The Talk of the Town (1942)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.

Writers: Irwin Shaw, Sidney Buchman, Dale Van Every, Sidney Harmon | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,005

21. Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)

92 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Jeffrey Tambor, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 4,549

22. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000–2007)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Third-rate superhero Harvey Birdman gets a new lease on life when he becomes a lawyer.

Creators: Michael Ouweleen, Erik Richter | Stars: Gary Cole, Stephen Colbert, Thomas Allen, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 7,772

23. Submarino (2010)

105 min | Drama

7.6
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Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.

Writers: Jonas T. Bengtsson, Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg | Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen, Jakob Cedergren

Votes: 6,447

24. Harry's Law (2011– )

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A group of misfit lawyers form an unconventional firm.

Creator: David E. Kelley | Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald, Karen Olivo

Votes: 5,050

25. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Writers: Sherwood King, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Votes: 17,526

26. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.

Writers: Robert Daley, Sidney Lumet | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Ian Holm

Votes: 4,852

27. 10 to Midnight (1983)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death.

Writer: William Roberts | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens, Gene Davis

Votes: 3,962

28. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

Writers: Jay Presson Allen, Sidney Lumet, Robert Daley | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

Votes: 4,667

29. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008 TV Movie)

89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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Dr. Jekyll, unable to stop himself from transforming into the murderous Mr. Hyde, wants his attorney to secure him a speedy trial, a guilty verdict and a quick execution.

Writers: Paul B. Margolis, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Paolo Barzman | Stars: Dougray Scott, Krista Bridges, Tom Skerritt, Danette Mackay

Votes: 984

30. Suspect (1987)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his ... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Roth | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson, John Mahoney

Votes: 6,517

31. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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In this sequel, a couple must use a portal through time to defeat evil.

Writer: Anthony Hickox | Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre, Martin Kemp, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 2,841

32. Compulsion (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Meyer Levin | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 3,513

33. Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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In Dallas, when the two prime witnesses against the drug-lord Octavio Perez are murdered by his gangsters in a safe-house, the testimony of the FBI agent Kate Jensen and three other agents ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Halpin | Director: Tripp Reed | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Yvette Nipar, Haley Ramm, Elizabeth Barondes

Votes: 1,236

34. Criminal Law (1988)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

5.8
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Oldman plays a lawyer who defends a killer, but, soon after he wins he finds out that the killer is guilty.

Writer: Mark Kasdan | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Karen Young

Votes: 2,408

35. Cherish (2002)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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51 Metascore

After a martini-induced rampage, a fantasy-prone young woman is placed under house arrest.

Writer: Finn Taylor | Director: Finn Taylor | Stars: Robin Tunney, Tim Blake Nelson, Brad Hunt, Liz Phair

Votes: 2,301

36. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary

7.7
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Damien Wayne Echols, Melissa Byers, Norris Deajon, Tim Sullivan

Votes: 4,333

37. Breaking Point (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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24 Metascore

"Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption ... See full summary »

Writer: Vincent Campanella | Director: Jeff Celentano | Stars: Tom Berenger, Busta Rhymes, Armand Assante, Musetta Vander

Votes: 551

38. The Confession (1999)

R | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the ... See full summary »

Writers: Sol Yurick, David Black | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Ryan Marsini, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 1,665

39. Raw Deal (1948)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Joe Sullivan is itching to get out of prison. He's taken the rap for Rick, who owes him $50 Grand. Rick sets up an escape for Joe, knowing that Joe will be caught escaping and be shot or ... See full summary »

Writers: Leopold Atlas, John C. Higgins, Arnold B. Armstrong, Audrey Ashley | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland

Votes: 2,299

40. Zoot Suit (1981)

R | 103 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped ... See full summary »

Writer: Luis Valdez | Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, Tyne Daly

Votes: 793

41. The Naked Edge (1961)

Approved | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Max Ehrlich | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Eric Portman, Diane Cilento

Votes: 555

42. A Free Soul (1931)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.

Writers: Adela Rogers St. Johns, John Meehan, Becky Gardiner | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable

Votes: 1,420

43. Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.2
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The notorious case of the Hillside Strangler is the basis for this startling thriller directed primarily with an over-used hand-held camera by ( ). Kenneth Bianchi ( ... See full synopsis »

Writers: Chris Fisher, Aaron Pope | Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Joleigh Fioravanti, Bret Roberts, Brittany Daniel, Joseph McKelheer

Votes: 678

44. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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78 Metascore

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Writers: Joe Bini, P.G. Morgan, Marina Zenovich | Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton, Marilyn Beck

Votes: 4,039

45. A Case of Rape (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.7
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When she was raped, Ellen thought it was the worst thing to ever happen to her. What was worse, was the treatment by the hospital staff, police and the court system, when she reported it, ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert E. Thompson, Louis Rudolph | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, William Daniels, Cliff Potts, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 232

46. The Near Room (1995)

90 min | Thriller, Drama

5.2
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Charlie Colquhoun is a journalist whose career is floundering. As a teenager, he fathered a daughter, Tommy, who was committed to foster care as an infant. Seventeen years later, Charlie, ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Murphy | Director: David Hayman | Stars: Adrian Dunbar, David O'Hara, David Hayman, Julie Graham

Votes: 134

47. Darrow (1991 TV Movie)

101 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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The life and career of Clarence Darrow, the noted American lawyer and civil libertarian.

Writers: William Schmidt, Stephen Stept | Director: John David Coles | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Bob Tracey, Paul Klementowicz, Gerard Malone

Votes: 304

48. The Client (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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This series was based on the book by John Grisham about Reggie Love, a lawyer, who just started her practice and is also a recovering alcoholic which was made into a movie starring Susan ... See full summary »

Creator: Judith Paige Mitchell | Stars: JoBeth Williams, John Heard, Polly Holliday, David Barry Gray

Votes: 148

49. The Rack (1956)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, War

6.8
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A decorated Korean War hero inexplicably collaborates with the enemy while interred in a POW camp and is court-martialed.

Writers: Stewart Stern, Rod Serling | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Paul Newman, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 759

50. In Pursuit (2000 Video)

R | 88 min | Thriller, Action, Drama

3.6
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An attorney is accused of murdering a powerful man after having an affair with his sultry wife.

Writers: John Penney, Peter Pistor | Director: Peter Pistor | Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Claudia Schiffer, Coolio, Sarah Lassez

Votes: 233