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1. Suits (2011– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty

Votes: 334,534

2. 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: 106,677

3. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

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

8.1
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 4,333

4. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 276,165

5. Burden of Truth (2018– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.2
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Big city lawyer Joanna Hanley returns to her hometown to take the case of a group of girls suffering from a mysterious illness.

Stars: Peter Mooney, Kristin Kreuk, Star Slade, Meegwun Fairbrother

Votes: 1,934

6. Shark (2006–2008)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial ... See full summary »

Stars: James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown, Sarah Carter

Votes: 10,819

7. Conviction (I) (2016–2017)

42 min | Drama

7.2
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A brilliant attorney and former First Daughter is blackmailed to heading a unit that investigates cases of wrongful conviction.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey

Votes: 6,725

8. 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: 24,974

9. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

A tenacious lawyer takes on a case involving a major company responsible for causing several people to be diagnosed with leukemia due to the town's water supply being contaminated, at the risk of bankrupting his firm and career.

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

Votes: 26,070 | Gross: $56.70M

10. The Scandalous Lady W (2015 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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An eighteenth century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley.

Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Craig Parkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Will Keen

Votes: 2,276

11. God's Not Dead 2 (2016)

PG | 120 min | Drama

4.3
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22 Metascore

When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her response lands her in deep trouble.

Director: Harold Cronk | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Hayley Orrantia

Votes: 10,526 | Gross: $20.77M

12. Fairly Legal (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 41 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A woman, who quit being an attorney at her father's law firm to become a mediator, copes after her father's death.

Stars: Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams, Baron Vaughn

Votes: 7,705

13. The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, James Cromwell, Mark Pellegrino

Votes: 5,025

14. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A father and son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 305

15. In Bed with Victoria (2016)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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58 Metascore

Victoria is a thirty-something lawyer who's looking for stability and true love in her life struggling with her past. Her search is not evident but finally, she realizes the fact that love should not be always searched.

Director: Justine Triet | Stars: Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud, Laurent Poitrenaux

Votes: 2,556

16. The Deep End (2010)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Follows four young new lawyers who enter one of the most prestigious law firms in Los Angeles, Sterling Law. The lucky four consists of Dylan, Addy, Beth and Liam everyone of them come from... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Long, Norbert Leo Butz, Ben Lawson, Tina Majorino

Votes: 730

17. The Whole Truth (2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Legal drama about the prosecution's and the defense team's take on each criminal case.

Stars: Rob Morrow, Maura Tierney, Eamonn Walker, Anthony Ruivivar

Votes: 646

18. The Client (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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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: 188

19. Guilt by Association (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 358

20. Rigaru Hai (2012– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Never-Loose Lawyer Komikado use his way and understanding of the spirit of law win every case on the court of law.

Stars: Masato Sakai, Yui Aragaki, Kôtarô Satomi, Junnosuke Taguchi

Votes: 957

21. In the Blink of an Eye (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.5
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Hamel portrays director Dickoff who suspends her career in order to help a friend who's been in prison for quite some time in connection with a murder.

Director: Micki Dickoff | Stars: Veronica Hamel, Mimi Rogers, Carlos Gómez, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Votes: 222

22. 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

23. Shannon's Deal (1990–1991)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Peña, Jenny Lewis, Richard Edson

Votes: 82

24. Death of a Soldier (1986)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, War

5.6
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Based on a true story, James Coburn portrays a military lawyer assigned to defend a confessed psychotic killer. Set in the context of WWII and the uneasy US-Australian military alliance. ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: James Coburn, Bill Hunter, Reb Brown, Maurie Fields

Votes: 176

25. Blood on Canvas (I) (2013)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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The intersecting lives of a talented and struggling artist, Emma, and her ambitious and brash young lawyer, Henry. Inspired by true events.

Director: Gerard Pizarro | Stars: Kristen Doute, Stephen DeWitt White, Lee Kholafai, Ellyn Stern

Votes: 17

26. Liberdade 21 (2008– )

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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In each episode, an apparently lost cause goes to court. However, the various stages of the case show us that not everything is as it seems and that no case is solved until the sentence is read.

Stars: Rúben Gomes, Albano Jerónimo, Rita Lello, Ana Nave

Votes: 121

27. The Temptress (1952)

105 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The young Lut Loris is undergoing a trial for killing his girlfriend Maria Luce. According to the reconstruction of the facts, the young man would shoot his mistress making it then end up ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Leonviola | Stars: Anna Maria Ferrero, Michel Auclair, Michel Simon, Valentine Tessier

Votes: 14

28. Meinu Ek Ladki Chaahiye (2014)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

3.5
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The movie is a comical social satire portrays a 'Guru' and a 'Shishya' trying to change other's viewpoints and make them walk on the right path.

Director: Abhishek Bindal | Stars: Puru Chibber, Reecha Sinha, Rashee Bindal, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 8

29. Girls Behind Bars (1949)

84 min | Drama

6.3
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Due to complicity in a robbery raid the young Ursula comes to a detention center, in which the education is hard since she is considered a serious offender. In a joint outbreak, she gains the respect of the other girls.

Director: Alfred Braun | Stars: Petra Peters, Richard Häussler, Edelweiß Malchin, Susi Deitz

Votes: 6

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

Reality-TV

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Star: Steven L. Anderson

Votes: 9

31. Stay the Course (2007)

22 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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An unsigned rock band from Honduras moves to Hollywood where they are caught in a war between ambition and morality. A twisted art dealer offers to promote them in exchange for their ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Bayat | Stars: John Barry, Harold Cannon, Alex Frano, Luis Frano

Votes: 6

32. The Practice (1997–2004)
Episode: Burnout (2003)

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

7.6
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Ellenor and Jimmy defend a woman accused of killing her brother-in-law. Jamie represents a woman suing a prospective employer, because she wasn't hired. Bobby and Lindsay's marriage is in trouble.

Director: Christina Musrey | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, Jessica Capshaw, LisaGay Hamilton

Votes: 32

33. Emmerdale (1972– )
Episode: Episode #1.3585 (2003)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

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Rodders and Danny-boy (as they are called sometimes) comes home from their South American journey and although they are empty-handed at the moment, they have cargo due to arrive tomorrow. ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sendell | Stars: Kelvin Fletcher, Luke Tittensor, Sammy Winward, Emma Atkins

34. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Hand Roll Express (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

6.5
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Brackman unwittingly gets arrested for solicitation by an inexperienced undercover policewoman who mistakes his reading of a Japanese restaurant menu for come-ons. Meanwhile, Roxanne tells ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Friedman | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 15

35. The Practice (1997–2004)
Episode: Home Invasions (1999)

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

7.6
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Helen prosecutes a man for killing his wife, with his son as the only eye witness to the crime. However, her case begins to go south when the son changes his story and claims it was a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, LisaGay Hamilton, Steve Harris

Votes: 42

36. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Simian Chanted Evening (1986)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

6.7
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Kuzak represents Harry Finneman, an elderly man who is fighting for his constitutional right to be freeze-dried after his death. Becker pursues Hilary Mishkin, a screenwriter client who is ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 18

37. The Practice (1997–2004)
Episode: Special Deliveries (2003)

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

7.6
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Lindsay and Claire are still in jail on contempt charges for not disclosing the whereabouts of Cindy Burns' body. Helen is being sued for defamation by Russell Bakey's mother.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, Jessica Capshaw, LisaGay Hamilton

Votes: 36

38. The Practice (1997–2004)
Episode: The Test (2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Bobby has a client that reveals privileged information that can be revealed by Bobby in the event the client dies. When the client does not show up for trial, Bobby makes an assumption that... See full summary »

Director: Christina Musrey | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, LisaGay Hamilton, Steve Harris

Votes: 31



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