Most Popular Defense Attorney Movies and TV Shows
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1. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
2. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
4. Boston Legal (2004–2008)
TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
5. Jack Reacher (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
Votes: 286,999 | Gross: $80.07M
7. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
Votes: 304,906 | Gross: $60.98M
9. Midnight Express (1978)
R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Votes: 66,379 | Gross: $35.00M
10. Matlock (1986–1995)
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
13. Acts of Vengeance (2017)
R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.
15. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A depressed 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.
Votes: 101,191 | Gross: $59.69M
16. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.
Votes: 94,382 | Gross: $8.18M
17. In the Fade (2017)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.
Votes: 22,914 | Gross: $0.32M
18. 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 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.
Votes: 36,148 | Gross: $41.54M
20. 10 to Midnight (1983)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An LAPD detective and his rookie partner are on the trail of a psychopathic young man who is murdering young women.
Votes: 5,844 | Gross: $7.10M
22. Fearless (I) (2017)
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
23. Reprisal! (1956)
Passed | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Half-breed Frank Madden claims he's White, in order to own land, but violent racial clashes in town force him to abandon his neutrality and chose a side.
26. Moving Violation (1976)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A young drifter (Stephen McHattie) and his newly acquired girlfriend (Kay Lenz) witness a corrupt local Sheriff kill his deputy, soon becoming the prime suspects they set off across country to evade capture.
27. 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: 23,765 | Gross: $0.01M
28. Just Cause (1995)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after twenty-five years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.
Votes: 22,494 | Gross: $36.85M
29. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
Votes: 22,550 | Gross: $3.12M
30. 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.
Votes: 6,477 | Gross: $8.12M
32. Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
33. Stella Blómkvist (2017– )
TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stella Blómkvist is a young, cute, libertine, tough, confident, intelligent, Icelandic lawyer with a flexible moral compass. A friend at the police calls her when there's a criminal in need of a lawyer.
36. A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama
The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, ... See full summary »
40. Submarino (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
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.
42. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A newly elected District Attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Votes: 5,923 | Gross: $9.88M
47. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)
Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime
The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.
50. The Confession (1999)
R | 114 min | Drama, Thriller
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 »