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1. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 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.

Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 63,980

2. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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70 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 263,559 | Gross: $181.41M

3. Boston Legal (2004–2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running David E. Kelley series The Practice (1997), following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt.

Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 40,558

4. Night Court (1984–1992)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson

Votes: 9,391

5. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 24,993

6. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

4.8
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47 Metascore

Elle Woods heads to Washington, D.C. to join the staff of a Representative in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart, Regina King

Votes: 57,735 | Gross: $90.19M

7. 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.

Stars: Gary Cole, Stephen Colbert, Thomas Allen, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 9,913

8. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

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

Votes: 998

9. Murder One (1995–1997)

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

8.1
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Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully defending the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a lurid murder trial, he is ... See full summary »

Stars: Mary McCormack, Michael Hayden, J.C. MacKenzie, Barbara Bosson

Votes: 1,867

10. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Passed | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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91 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 6,828

11. The Man Who Sued God (2001)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Wendy Hughes

Votes: 4,669

12. Miss Hammurabi (2018– )

80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The series tells the story of the life of judges and the various disputes that they have to settle.

Stars: Ara Go, Myung-Soo Kim, Dong-il Sung, Deok-Hwan Ryu

Votes: 250

13. Hot Coffee (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.5
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

Director: Susan Saladoff | Stars: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff, David Arredondo

Votes: 3,555

14. Bleed Out (II) (2018)

TV-14 | 88 min | Documentary, Drama

8.5
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After a routine partial hip replacement operation leaves his mother in a coma with permanent brain damage, what starts as a son's video diary becomes a citizen's investigation into the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Burrows | Stars: Judith Burrows, Stephen Burrows

Votes: 220

15. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 2,080 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Damages (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 68 min | Drama

7.9
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Lawyers struggle to balance their personal relationships with their legal careers.

Stars: Freya Adams, Angelica S Alvarez, Sunkrish Bala, Pedro Barreira

Votes: 103

17. Redeemed (I)

Drama, Family | Post-production

"After becoming the youngest female, minority judge elevated to the bench in her state, Angela Sylvester quickly finds herself trapped into a 'Kids for Pay' prison scam orchestrated by her ... See full summary »

Director: Ty Manns | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Cameron Arnett, T.C. Stallings, Eaddy Mays

18. Day of Defense (2003)

PG | 102 min | Drama

5.4
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The story begins as two missionaries are arrested for unlawful proselytizing. The law regarding such behavior has been set up by the Christian Town Council to oversee the religious and more... See full summary »

Director: Adam Lawson | Stars: Andrew Lenz, Brooks Utley, Michelle Wright, John Foss

Votes: 46

19. Old Stone (2016)

Unrated | 80 min | Thriller

6.9
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72 Metascore

A psychological thriller about a taxi driver battling bureaucracy and legal manipulation in China.

Director: Johnny Ma | Stars: Gang Chen, Nai An, Hongwei Wang, Zebin Zhang

Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.00M

20. The Case (2011– )

45 min | Drama

6.8
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When a man is accused of murdering his partner, his only defence is claiming it was a case of assisted suicide. But was it really an act of love or a cold blooded murder?

Stars: Dean Andrews, Chanel Cresswell, Tristan Gemmill, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 51

21. Justice (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Cases of a lady barrister.

Stars: Margaret Lockwood, John Stone, John Bryans, Philip Stone

Votes: 21

22. Legal High (2019– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A story of two completely different lawyers. Go Tae Rim is a lawyer with a 100 percent success rate who knows how to play with the law, and Seo Jae In is a rookie lawyer who believes in the law and justice.

Stars: Goo Jin, Eun-Su Seo, Yoon Bak, Jeong-an Chae

Votes: 46

23. Come What May (I) (2009)

Drama, Romance

5.1
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Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. ... See full summary »

Directors: Manny Edwards, George D. Escobar | Stars: Austin Kearney, Victoria Emmons, Karen Jezek, Kenneth Jezek

Votes: 172

24. The Discarnates (1988)

115 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Harada is a successful scenario writer, and his best buddy has just announced an intention to propose to Harada's ex-wife. Recovering from the shock, Harada indulges in melancholy, mainly ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Morio Kazama, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Atsuko Kawata

Votes: 179

25. The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1958)

Unrated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A barrister (Anna Neagle) tries to defend her client, a U.S. scientist (Anthony Quayle), for killing his bride (Zsa Zsa Gabor), a U.S. spy.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Anthony Quayle, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Katherine Kath

Votes: 90

26. Chicago Story (1982)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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This is the story of three lawyers, a street cop, two detectives, and two doctors in the Windy city. And how an incident or person's life is affected by one or more of these people.

Stars: Maud Adams, Vincent Baggetta, Molly Cheek, Dennis Franz

Votes: 32

27. Design for Scandal (1941)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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To save his job, newsman Jeff Sherman offers to help his boss get out of a swingeing alimony settlement. But his devious plan to compromise Cornelia Porter, the judge on the case, while she... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Lee Bowman

Votes: 366

28. Measure

Crime | Post-production

A tragedy based loosely on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure about an aging and no longer relevant Irish mob who is struggling to keep their hold on a city, and the one cop who still holds ... See full summary »

Director: Beate Antares | Stars: Julie Marie Hassett, Evan Boymel, Barry Shabaka Henley, Peter Jason

29. Hopewell (2000 TV Movie)

7.2
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Escaping the compromises of a big-city law practice, a Manhattan lawyer moves his young family to a small town in upstate New York where he finds complexities that belie the town's placid exterior.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Jeremy Davidson, Kelly Deadmon, Jessica Brooks Grant, Earl Hindman

Votes: 6

30. We the People With Gloria Allred (2011– )

TV-PG | Crime, Reality-TV, Talk-Show

4.5
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Courtroom show that features famous attorney, Gloria Allred, in the judge's seat.

Stars: Gloria Allred, Brian Isom, Melody Baha, Cyndee Bentley

Votes: 93

31. LA DA Story

Documentary, History, News | Pre-production

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Director: BJ Davis II | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Asner, Alan Rosenberg, William Schallert

32. Ipaglaban mo II: The Movie (1997)

Crime, Drama

6.6
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This second feature film based on the popular television series features two true legal cases. The first is of a nanny accused of kidnapping the child in her care, and the second is about ... See full summary »

Director: Rory B. Quintos | Stars: Carmina Villaroel, Aljon Jimenez, Chat Silayan, Charito Solis

Votes: 14

33. The Michael Jackson Trial (2005– )

Documentary, Drama

4.9
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Daily re-enactments and analysis of the Michael Jackson molestation trial of 2005.

Stars: Robert Beckman, Edward Moss, Jack Donner, Dan Sanders

Votes: 24

34. Chicago Story (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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This is the story of a pair of cops, a pair of doctors, and a pair of lawyers. And how the shooting of a little girl affects their lives.

Directors: Harvey S. Laidman, Jerry London | Stars: Vincent Baggetta, Dennis Franz, Kene Holiday, Jack Kehoe

Votes: 35

35. The Spellbinder (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Jed Marlowe is a brilliant, scheming, unscrupulous criminal lawyer whose specialty is defending criminal he knows is guilty but gets them off through loop-holes or bribery. Then his ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Lee Tracy, Barbara Read, Patric Knowles, Allan Lane

Votes: 68

36. Nevada (1935)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.3
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Jim Lacey (Buster Crabbe),better known as "Nevada,", and his pal Cash Burridge (Syd Saylor), a pair of Nevada wanderers on the run from a sheriff who thinks they have committed some lawless... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Kathleen Burke, Syd Saylor, Monte Blue

Votes: 9

37. Lawyers (2005– )

55 min | Drama

7.0
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A group of lawyers and their associates make fateful choices about their careers and romances with unforeseen consequences.

Stars: Hye-Young Jung, Sang-kyung Kim, Seong-su Kim, Jeong-eun Lim

Votes: 11

38. The Making of 'The Verdict' (1982 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Stars: David Brown, Sidney Lumet, James Mason, Paul Newman

Votes: 15

39. A Reasonably Good Bloke (2015)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A paralegal in a criminal law firm, loses his job and is gradually pulled into the South London criminal underworld.

Director: Omar Ismail | Stars: Miles Le Versha, Josh Harvey, Michael Becker, Angela Tinkler

Votes: 12

40. Confessions of a Hollywood Stuntman (2014)

120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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This biopic features the incredible true story of Hollywood Stuntman Hall of Famer, with two standing world records, BJ Davis. This awe-inspiring tale is a life lesson in overcoming insurmountable odds and adverse circumstances.

Director: Julia Davis | Stars: BJ Davis, Julia Davis

41. Le prix des mots (2012)

102 min | Documentary

8.6
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After the release of Alain Renaud's book Noir Canada, Barrick Gold and Banro sued Renaud and his publishers for defamation. The film captures the escalating legal procedures and intense psychological tensions between two opposing camps.

Director: Julien Fréchette

Votes: 8

42. The Verdict Is Yours (I) (1958– )

60 min | Drama

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A summer replacement show that featured actual trials dramatized. Jim McKay, as court reporter, gave the background information with real attorneys and a judge hearing the case. The studio ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Benson, Georgina Cookson, David Ensor, William Fox

43. Closing Arguments (2001– )

Documentary, News

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Stars: J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner, Nancy Grace, Lisa Bloom, James Curtis

44. 'Taint Legal (1940)

Approved | 16 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.4
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Edgar Kennedy is over-joyed when told he has won a $5,000 prize in a "How To Be Happy Though Married" contest. A reporter interviews Edgar and his wife Vivien who tell him about their ... See full summary »

Director: Harry D'Arcy | Stars: Edgar Kennedy, Vivien Oakland, Billy Franey, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 8

45. The Story Behind Absence of Malice (2004 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Sally Field, Kurt Luedtke, Paul Newman, Sydney Pollack

46. Traffic Court (1957–1959)

Drama

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Series presenting re-enactments of traffic court cases and arraignments.

Stars: Howard Beckler, Edgar Allan Jones Jr., Samuel Whitson, Evelle Younger

47. O pio kalos o mathitis (1968)

91 min | Comedy

5.8
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A businessman who balances between legality and illegality can't persuade his rightful employee to overlook his financial discrepancies. To succeed, he enlists the help of a beautiful woman; however, what happens if she, too, fails?

Director: Kostas Andritsos | Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Nikos Stavridis, Periklis Hristoforidis

Votes: 35

48. Barry Levinson: Cross-examining the Screenwriter (2008 Video)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Star: Barry Levinson

49. Supreme Court Oral Arguments (2000– )

Documentary, History

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Stars: Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, Antonin Scalia

50. Willaberta Jack (2007)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: David Tranter | Stars: Paul Henness, Lyle Jagamarra Gibson, Sabrina Nungarrayi Gibson, Alec Pitjara Peterson



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