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1. 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.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 90,565

2. Night Court (1984–1992)

TV-14 | 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.

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

Votes: 8,285

3. 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: 58,256

4. 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: 38,634

5. 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.

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

Votes: 117,885 | Gross: $34.47M

6. 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.

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

Votes: 265,542 | Gross: $80.07M

7. Matlock (1986–1995)

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

7.1
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 5,069

8. The Practice (1997–2004)

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

7.7
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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle, Steve Harris

Votes: 6,494

9. 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.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 150,289 | Gross: $56.12M

10. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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59 Metascore

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 61,376 | Gross: $35.00M

11. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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63 Metascore

A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy

Votes: 188,480 | Gross: $58.01M

12. The Whole Truth (2016)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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46 Metascore

A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.

Director: Courtney Hunt | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gabriel Basso

Votes: 16,324

13. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 81,974

14. Fearless (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a school girl 14 years earlier.

Stars: Helen McCrory, Sam Swainsbury, Jonathan Forbes, Robin Weigert

Votes: 2,089

15. Gothika (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, 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.

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

Votes: 96,561 | Gross: $59.69M

16. 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.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 12,346

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 has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Adam Scott

Votes: 33,762 | Gross: $41.54M

18. 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.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim

Votes: 19,904 | Gross: $10.11M

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

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama

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

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

Votes: 23,912

20. 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: 9,208

21. Harry's Law (2011–2012)

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A group of misfit lawyers form an unconventional firm.

Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald, Karen Olivo

Votes: 5,447

22. Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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.

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

Votes: 5,733

23. 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.

Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

Votes: 21,446 | Gross: $36.85M

24. 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.

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

Votes: 21,807 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class 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: 21,228 | Gross: $3.12M

26. 10 to Midnight (1983)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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12 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 5,187 | Gross: $7.10M

27. 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.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 4,886

28. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

Votes: 5,893 | Gross: $8.12M

29. The Ten (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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50 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 15,732 | Gross: $0.77M

30. Criminal Law (1988)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

5.7
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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.

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

Votes: 3,059 | Gross: $9.97M

31. Suspect (1987)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A legal team defending a homeless, mute man of murder, find a web of corruption that may have dangerous implications.

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

Votes: 7,883 | Gross: $18.78M

32. 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.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,974

33. Mommy, I Didn't Do It (2017)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama

5.7
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The follow-up to The Wrong Woman. Ellen Plainview has finally finished law school, is practicing law, and looking forward to spending some much needed time with her 17-year-old daughter Julie.

Director: Richard Gabai | Stars: Danica McKellar, Paige Searcy, Jonathan Bennett, Emily Chang

Votes: 238

34. 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.

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

Votes: 5,628 | Gross: $9.88M

35. 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 »

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

Votes: 911 | Gross: $3.26M

36. 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.

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

Votes: 2,478 | Gross: $0.18M

37. 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.

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

Votes: 3,440

38. The Staircase Murders (2007 TV Movie)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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After calling 911 to report his wife's accident, successful novelist and aspiring politician, Michael Peterson, becomes the prime suspect in her alleged murder.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Treat Williams, Kevin Pollak, Samaire Armstrong, Brandon Ray Olive

Votes: 290

39. Submarino (2010)

Not Rated | 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.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen, Jakob Cedergren

Votes: 8,260

40. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,939

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

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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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: 6,529

42. Knock on Any Door (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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An attorney defends a hoodlum of murder, using the oppressiveness of the slums to appeal to the court.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts

Votes: 2,564

43. The Naked Edge (1961)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, 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.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Eric Portman, Diane Cilento

Votes: 771

44. A Case of Rape (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, William Daniels, Cliff Potts, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 272

45. Raw Deal (1948)

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

7.4
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Joe Sullivan has taken the rap for Rick who double-crosses him with a flawed escape plan and other means intended to get rid of him.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland

Votes: 3,235

46. Count the Hours! (1953)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Lawyer defends migrant worker falsely accused of two murders.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Dolores Moran, Adele Mara

Votes: 375

47. House of Manson (2014)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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An unflinching chronicle of Charles Manson's life leading up to the orchestration of the Tate and LaBianca murders..

Director: Brandon Slagle | Stars: Ryan Kiser, Devanny Pinn, Reid Warner, Chriss Anglin

Votes: 788

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 »

Stars: JoBeth Williams, John Heard, Polly Holliday, David Barry Gray

Votes: 182

49. Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,348

50. Rimembeo: Adeul-ui Jeonjaeng (2015– )

Drama, Thriller

7.9
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A son's innocent father accused of a crime he didn't commit.

Stars: Seung-ho Yoo, Min-Young Park, Si-eon Lee, Min Namkoong

Votes: 334