Most Popular "Defense Lawyer" Titles
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1. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Votes: 171,635 | Gross: $170.68M
2. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is ... See full summary »
Votes: 173,359 | Gross: $57.98M
4. Bullitt (1968)
PG | 114 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.
5. The Life of David Gale (2003)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Votes: 87,986 | Gross: $19.59M
6. 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 »
Votes: 29,965 | Gross: $41.54M
7. Defending Your Life (1991)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting.
Votes: 13,343 | Gross: $16.37M
8. 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.
9. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama
A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.
Votes: 85,807 | Gross: $7.49M
10. Dead Man Walking (1995)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.
Votes: 73,008 | Gross: $39.03M
11. Brokedown Palace (1999)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.
Votes: 18,662 | Gross: $10.11M
12. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy
A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.
Votes: 21,295 | Gross: $17.19M
13. Jagged Edge (1985)
R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery
San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,214 | Gross: $40.50M
14. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Unrated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?
15. King of New York (1990)
X | 103 min | Crime, Thriller
A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Votes: 23,781 | Gross: $2.55M
16. ...and justice for all. (1979)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
17. Outrageous Fortune (2005– )
60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?
18. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
19. Shark (2006–2008)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Title character Sebastian Stark is an L.A. hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as defender of rich criminals to join the public prosecution under the District Attorney (D.A.), ... See full summary »
20. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
A mother whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in the Australian outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder.
Votes: 6,856 | Gross: $6.91M
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.
Votes: 19,142 | Gross: $0.01M
22. The Paradine Case (1947)
Approved | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.
23. Before and After (1996)
PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Votes: 6,648 | Gross: $17.29M
24. True Believer (1989)
R | 108 min | Drama, Crime
A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.
Votes: 3,353 | Gross: $8.74M
25. Too Young to Die? (1990 TV Movie)
R | 92 min | Drama, Crime
An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.
26. Prince of the City (1981)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
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. 9-Month Stretch (2013)
82 min | Comedy
Ariane Felder, a judge of strict morals discovers she's pregnant by Bob Nolan, a criminal wanted for murder.
28. The Last Wave (1977)
PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.
29. Petrocelli (1974–1976)
60 min | Drama, Crime
Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest.... See full summary »
30. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Documentary
Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.
31. From the Hip (1987)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must re-examine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,719 | Gross: $9.52M
32. Forbidden Sins (1999)
R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Shannon Tweed stars as the divorced defense attorney who gets caught in a passionate love affair with an accused murderer.
33. Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Approved | 111 min | Western, Crime
Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.
34. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a compact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract.
35. The Fixer (1968)
M | 132 min | Drama
In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.
37. 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 »
38. The Truth (1960)
127 min | Drama
Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ... See full summary »
Writers: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Simone Drieu, Michèle Perrein, Jérôme Géronimi, Christiane Rochefort, Véra Clouzot | Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Sami Frey
39. In Justice (2006)
60 min | Crime, Drama
David Swain is a successful lawyer with political aspirations and he decides to form an organization called the National Justice Project that sets out to help those who were wrongfully ... See full summary »
40. Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)
R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror
Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached... See full summary »
41. The Price of Fame (2014)
110 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends decide to steal Charlie Chaplin's body, right after his death, for ransom.
42. Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
R | 108 min | Drama, War
The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. ... See full summary »
43. They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
During courtroom drama, philandering California stockbroker Larry Balantine, on trial for murdering his wife and girlfriend, takes the stand to explain those deaths as simply being accidents.
44. The Guilty (2000)
R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller
A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems.
46. A Case for Two (1981– )
60 min | Crime, Thriller
German crime series, centering around a succession of lawyers and a private investigator and former police officer, who typically team up to clear a client of the lawyer, who is usually an innocent suspect in a murder case.
47. They Won't Forget (1937)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student.
49. 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.
50. The Boss, Anatomy of a Crime (2014)
90 min | Crime, Drama
A humble peon find a job in a big city butcher shop. His boss, a sinister character, introduces him to the meat business while subject him, by means of pressure and extortion to slavery. ... See full summary »