Most Popular "Defense Attorney" Titles
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1. The Good Wife (2009– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
2. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active
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.
4. Jack Reacher (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
6. Primal Fear (1996)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.
8. Matlock (1986–1995)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
9. Midnight Express (1978)
R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
10. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
11. Franklin & Bash (2011– )
60 min | Comedy, Crime
Lawyers and lifelong friends Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are recruited by a large firm's major partner after winning a high-profile case.
13. Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)
92 min | Biography, Drama
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.
14. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Leonard Vole is arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance. He employs an experienced but aging barrister as his defense attorney.
15. High Crimes (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »
17. ...And Justice for All. (1979)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
18. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
19. Just Cause (1995)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
21. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.
23. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000–2007)
TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Third-rate superhero Harvey Birdman gets a new lease on life when he becomes a lawyer.
24. Submarino (2010)
105 min | Drama
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.
25. 10 to Midnight (1983)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death.
26. Prince of the City (1981)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
27. Suspect (1987)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
28. Man Made Monster (1941)
Approved | 59 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Mad scientist turns a man into an electrically-controlled monster to do his bidding.
29. Zoot Suit (1981)
R | 103 min | Drama, Musical
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 »
30. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)
Unrated | 130 min | Documentary
The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.
31. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
34. Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007 Video)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
35. Just Off Broadway (1942)
Approved | 65 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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 »
37. Breaking Point (2009)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
"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 »
38. Raw Deal (1948)
Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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 »
39. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime
Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
40. The Client (1995–1996)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
41. A Case of Rape (1974 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
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 »
42. Compulsion (1959)
Approved | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
43. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008 TV Movie)
89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
44. A Free Soul (1931)
Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.
45. The Near Room (1995)
90 min | Thriller, Drama
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 »
46. Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
47. The Talk of the Town (1942)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
49. The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
123 min | Biography, Drama, History
At the height of his fame (his plays being much celebrated in London in the 1890's), Oscar Wilde angers the Lord Queensbury by having what is whispered and gossiped as a romantic ... See full summary »
50. The Staircase Murders (2007 TV Movie)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
After calling 911 to report his wife's accident, successful novelist and aspiring politician, Michael Peterson, becomes the prime suspect in her alleged murder.