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

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

8.3
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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: 49,280

2. 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.

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

Votes: 209,669

3. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Writers: Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 122,454

4. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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68 Metascore

An attorney, intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Writers: Daniel Pyne, Glenn Gers | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 134,766

5. The Fear of 13 (2015)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Sammy Silverwatch, Nick Yarris

Votes: 238

6. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Writer: Kurt Kuenne | Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 19,693

7. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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74 Metascore

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Writers: Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton, Armyan Bernstein, Dan Gordon | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 73,931

8. The Accused (1988)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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After a young woman suffers a brutal 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.

Writer: Tom Topor | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi

Votes: 23,295

9. 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: 11,707

10. Runaway Jury (2003)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Writers: John Grisham, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Rick Cleveland, Matthew Chapman | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 74,946

11. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.

Writers: Jonathan Harr, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 22,806

12. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Writer: Errol Morris | Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 14,375

13. Shark (2006–2008)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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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 »

Creator: Ian Biederman | Stars: James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown, Sarah Carter

Votes: 10,236

14. The Escape Artist (2013 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A junior barrister specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners.

Stars: David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Gus Barry, Brid Brennan

Votes: 3,342

15. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away,... See full summary »

Writers: J.P. Miller, Cynthia Whitcomb, W.H. Echols II | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 1,802

16. Any Day Now (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Writers: Travis Fine, George Arthur Bloom | Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 4,519

17. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 735

18. 4 Little Girls (1997)

102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,065

19. Garrow's Law (2009– )

Biography, Drama

8.3
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Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.

Creator: Tony Marchant | Stars: Andrew Buchan, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 838

20. Run for Your Life (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.

Writers: Benita Garvin, Katherine Kotaw, Ellen Singer | Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Amy Smart, Mark Humphrey, Aislyn Watson, Genea Charpentier

Votes: 132

21. Black and White (2002)

99 min | Drama

6.7
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Recreation of the landmark 1958 South Australian Court trial of young aboriginal Max Stuart.

Writer: Louis Nowra | Director: Craig Lahiff | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox, David Ngoombujarra

Votes: 618

22. Gideon's Trumpet (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, History

7.2
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The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.

Writers: Anthony Lewis, David W. Rintels | Director: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, John Houseman, Fay Wray

Votes: 774

23. Gideon's Army (2013)

96 min | Documentary

7.7
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93 Metascore

Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.

Writers: Matthew Hamachek, Dawn Porter | Director: Dawn Porter

Votes: 593

24. Guilt by Association (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could ... See full summary »

Writer: Alan Hines | Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Mercedes Ruehl, Alberta Watson, Alex Carter, Karen Glave

Votes: 306

25. Scared Silent (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Leder | Director: Mike Robe | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Reed Diamond, Liisa Repo-Martell, Andrew Jackson

Votes: 157

26. Burzynski (2010)

108 min | Documentary

7.4
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24 Metascore

Ph.D biochemist, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, won one of the largest legal battles against the Food & Drug Administration in U.S. history. Dr. Burzynski and his patients endured a treacherous ... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Merola | Director: Eric Merola | Stars: Joe Barton, Stanislaw Burzynski, David A. Kessler, Arize Onuekwusi

Votes: 786

27. Baby Girl Scott (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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The story of the Scotts, a young couple whose first child is born dangerously early, weighing less than a pound and a half. As they endure the anguish and struggle to help keep their baby ... See full summary »

Writers: Christopher Knopf, Beth Polson | Director: John Korty | Stars: John Lithgow, Mary Beth Hurt, Linda Kelsey, Ronny Cox

Votes: 59

28. The Court (2002– )

60 min | Drama

5.0
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Creators: Oliver Goldstick, Tom Schulman | Stars: Tim Bagley, Robin Thomas, Alfred Dennis, Harry Northup

Votes: 28

29. Reckless Indifference (2000)

94 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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Reckless Indifference examines the tragic chain of events that led to the murder of a Los Angeles teenager who was also the son of an LAPD officer. At the end of an heated and emotional ... See full summary »

Director: William Gazecki | Stars: Robert Derham, Alan M. Dershowitz, Dick Detrich, Jim Farris Sr.

Votes: 118

30. Neshoba (2008)

86 min | Documentary

7.6
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71 Metascore

NESHOBA tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael ... See full summary »

Writer: Micki Dickoff | Directors: Micki Dickoff, Tony Pagano

Votes: 67

31. The Jaundiced Eye (1999)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary

6.9
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75 Metascore

At the prompting of his ex-wife and her new live-in boyfriend, a gay man is accused by his five-year-old son of child molestation. The gay man's parents are also indicted. Small-town ... See full summary »

Writer: Nonny de la Peña | Director: Nonny de la Peña

Votes: 151

32. Innocent (2008– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Stars: Alexandra Neldel, Clemens Schick, Erhan Emre, Pier Niemann

Votes: 60

33. Beyond the Law (1987)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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On her way home from an evening shift at a men's clothing store, Saara Nevanen is raped by a man whom she recognizes as her regular but eccentric customer, Antti Kaironen. The doctor and ... See full summary »

Writer: Olli-Pekka Parviainen | Director: Ville Mäkelä | Stars: Taneli Mäkelä, Kari Heiskanen, Pirjo Luoma-aho, Antti Litja

Votes: 126

34. Edinstveniyat svidetel (1990)

Drama

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Writer: Nikolai Nikiforov | Director: Mihail Pandoursky | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Kiril Variyski, Lyuben Chatalov, Iren Krivoshieva

Votes: 13

35. Liberdade 21 (2008– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The cases of one of the biggest law firms in Lisbon, which became known for doing everything they can to defend their clients.

Creator: Pedro Lopes | Stars: Rúben Gomes, Albano Jerónimo, Rita Lello, Ana Nave

Votes: 98

36. Girls Behind Bars (1949)

84 min | Drama

7.4
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Writer: Otto-Heinz Jahn | Director: Alfred Braun | Stars: Petra Peters, Richard Häussler, Edelweiß Malchin, Susi Deitz

Votes: 5

37. The Cutoff (2014)

16 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Thomas Edmund Zrabkowski | Directors: Brennan Robideaux, Thomas Edmund Zrabkowski | Stars: Rudy Eisenzopf, David James Hamilton, Henry Hoffman, Kendra Mitchell

38. Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair (1984)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

5.6
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The story of Dr. Henry Morgentaler's fight to provide safe abortions in Canada and the right to challenge a law's validity in Canada.

Writer: Jefferson Lewis | Director: Paul Cowan | Stars: Lois Dellar, Gabriel Gascon, William Hunt, Michael Rudder

Votes: 5

39. A Brush Soaked in Carmine (2016)

61 min | Documentary, Crime | Completed

A documentary exploring both the events and the personalities involved in a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a young man and the imprisonment of the artist (Jordan Opitz) that killed him.

Director: Teodor Todorov | Stars: Jordan Opitz, Marin Markovski, Elijah Tsotsin, Vladimir Mindov

40. Pastor Anderson Full Trial: Border Patrol Checkpoint (2010– )

Reality-TV

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Star: Steven L. Anderson

41. The Law Courts (1980 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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An in depth exploration of the Irish legal system with never seen before scenes filmed beyond the mythical red line at the Law Library.

Writer: Kevin Myers | Director: John Lynch | Stars: John Buckley, Niall McCarthy, T.F. O'Higgins

42. Long Time No See, Ronnie (1984 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

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Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Ronald Biggs, Jack Slipper, John Underwood

43. The Cwmbran 10 (2010 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Ten men claiming Common Law Jurisdiction come together to support a Freeman in South Wales in his Council Tax Liability Order court hearing.

44. Problem Clinic (1955)

12 min | Short

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Writer: Norman Klenman | Director: Ronald Weyman

45. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: And Justice for Some (2013)

TV-G | 57 min | News, Talk-Show

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Fifty years after a landmark decision to give the poor their day in court, they still can't afford justice.

Stars: Martin Clancy, Michael Dukakis, Bill Moyers, Tim O'Brien

46. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Going to Jail for Justice (2013)

TV-G | 24 min | News, Talk-Show

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Tim DeChristopher tells why he spent nearly two years in prison in the name of environmental justice.

Stars: Tim DeChristopher, David Harris, Gretchen Morgenson, Bill Moyers

47. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Man Above Men (1973)

Drama

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Writer: David Hare | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Alexander Knox, Gwen Watford, John Moore, John Salthouse