20 series about lawyers and judicial investigations

Witty disputes in court, detective investigations, complicated cases – this is why we watch movies about lawyers, representatives of a seemingly unspectacular profession. Not only paperwork and digging in weighty codes of laws constitute the content of the work of human rights activists. You can verify this by watching a selection of the best series about lawyers – from the “long-livers” of the screen to the latest movies.

Perry Mason (2020)

A retro series about criminal cases of the 30s of the last century, when the Great Depression ruled the United States. Lawyer Perry Mason is investigating a crime where a suspect has already been named. The kidnapping and murder of a child has excited the public of Los Angeles, the mother of the baby is in the dock, but some evidence seems strange to the astute detective. This criminal story will begin the path of the legendary Perry Mason, who later became famous throughout the country.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Perry Mason

Genre:
Detective, crime

Actors:
Matthew Reese, Tatiana Maslany, John Lithgow …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
18+


For people (2018 – 2019)

A foreign series about lawyers and lawyers will tell the story of talented graduates of a prestigious academy. Some guys become prosecutors to put dangerous criminals behind bars, while others choose the path of defenders. Young professionals are sure that many people end up in the dock by mistake or an absurd accident, but the reality is too dramatic.

Original title:
For the People

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Britt Robertson, Jasmine Savoy Brown, Ben Rappaport …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.3

Age Limits :
18+


Intercessors (2018)

Experienced human rights activists can envy the ambitions of the provincial Nina Metlitskaya. The girl begins to work in the capital’s law office, where unusual criminal cases are received. Various lawsuits take place during the Soviet era. Nina is ready to help everyone, but the young woman will have to defend both the interests of her clients and her right to be among the strongest specialists.

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Marie Vorozhi, Kirill Grebenshchikov, Nikita Tarasov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Lawless Lawyer (2018)

Gloomy Kison is a city where the law has no legal force, and gangs operate with impunity on the streets. After the murder of his mother, Bong Sang Pil decides to turn off the criminal path and become a lawyer in order to get to the bottom of the truth and punish the perpetrators. The man successfully uses loopholes in the laws, knows everything about the life of local criminals, so he quickly becomes the best in his business. However, not everyone likes the self-confident Sun Pil, who challenged the system. The Korean series about lawyers will be appreciated by fans of crime dramas with an intricate plot.

Original title:
Mubeop byeonhosa

Genre:
Drama, Crime

Actors:
Lee Jun-gi, So Ye-ji, Lee Hye-young…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 7.6


Good fight (2017 – 2020)

The spin-off of the popular detective story “The Good Wife” was included in the list of the best series with a high rating. Diana Lockhart uncovers several illegal deals, as a result of which she becomes a target for powerful people. The woman loses all her savings and her job, and her reckless actions cast a shadow on her niece’s reputation. Diana is not used to giving up, so she gets a job at a large law firm and starts her career anew.

Original title:
The Good Fight

Genre:
Drama, crime

Actors:
Christine Baranski, Sarah Steele, Cash Jumbo …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Fearless (2017)

The top series about lawyers continues with a British thriller about a tragic miscarriage of justice. Human rights activist Emma Banville is approached by Annie Peterson to acquit her fiancé. Kevin Russell worked as a janitor at the school where the student was murdered. The man very quickly confessed, but the bride does not believe in the guilt of the chosen one. The main character begins her own investigation, speaking out against the imperfect judicial system.

Original title:
Fearless

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Helen McCrory, Sam Swainsbury, Jonathan Forbes …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.6


Goliath (2016 – 2020)

The once brilliant lawyer Billy McBride is forced to settle for the dubious cases of drug addicts and prostitutes, but one day he receives an interesting offer. The death of an ordinary engineer in the workplace caused a public outcry, and none of the defenders risk contacting the largest corporation. Billy decides to take revenge in order to return to the world of high-class specialists, and the chain of evidence leads McBride to curious conclusions.

Original title:
Goliath

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Billy Bob Thornton, Tanya Raymond, Nina Arianda …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.1


Munch (2016 – 2020)

The French series about lawsuits and lawyers is an ode to justice, sometimes achieved in defiance of the law. Gabrielle Munchowski has earned a reputation as an unbiased advocate, as she is approached by clients with a difficult fate. People are disillusioned with justice, which can support unfounded accusations. Munch understands that judicial errors destroy human destinies, so he takes on the most hopeless cases.

Original title:
Munch

Genre:
Drama, Crime

Actors:
Isabelle Nanti, Aurelien Vic, Tom Villa…

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 7.7

Age Limits :
16+


Better Call Saul (2015 – 2020)

Brilliant spin-off of the cult TV series Breaking Bad. James McGill is struggling to stay afloat and get at least one wealthy client, but poor people turn to the firm. Through a stroke of luck, the man gets free publicity, and word of mouth quickly spreads rumors about the lawyer’s incredible talent. James manages to solve any case before the trial, and his popularity leads to the birth of the famous Saul Goodman.

Original title:
Better Call Saul

Genre:
Drama, crime

Actors:
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Ray Seahorn …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.8

Age restrictions:
16+


How to Get Away with Murder (2014 – 2020)

The American series about the court and lawyers will overturn the traditional views of viewers about the justice system. Annalize Keating is a practicing lawyer who teaches an unusual discipline at the university. The professor teaches students not to follow the laws, but to help the accused by any means to avoid punishment for the crime committed. From each stream, Annalize chooses the best students who must demonstrate their abilities in practice. New students are unaware that they will be drawn into a dangerous criminal game.

Original title:
How to Get Away with Murder

Genre:
Detective, thriller, crime, drama

Actors:
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Force Majeure (2011 – 2019)

The life of Mike Ross has taken a sharp turn more than once, which led to unexpected results. In college, an enterprising guy tried to sell the results of the final test – and was expelled in disgrace. The failure did not break Mike – now he presents himself as a Harvard graduate and continues to pull off dubious frauds . On the run from the police, Ross runs into a successful lawyer looking for a talented and smart assistant.

Original title:
Suits

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.6, IMDb – 8.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Companions (2011 – 2014)

The comedy series about judges and lawyers will introduce viewers to Peter Bash and Jared Franklin. The guys are full of ambitious plans, but are forced to deal with traffic fines and petty things. One day, the friends manage to win a trial against a large firm, and the director of the company decides to hire young professionals. Partners are waiting for confusing and high-profile cases, but Jared and Peter do not change their methods of work, because of which they constantly get into trouble.

Original title:
Franklin & Bash

Genre:
Drama, comedy, crime

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

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age Limits :
16+


Silk (2011 – 2014)

The Royal Human Rights Defender is a prestigious position that Martha Castello dreams of. The woman hopes to one day try on a silk robe, but a strong competitor stands in the way of her goal. Clive Reader also claims a status title, so he does business brilliantly. Marta is inclined to consider a person innocent until the court proves otherwise, but such a fair position can interfere with the implementation of plans.

Original title:
Silk

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Maxine Peak, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke…

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.0


Chips. Money. Lawyers (2010 – 2011)

Nick Morelli is a tough lawyer, accustomed to giving all his best at work. His companion is Piet Kashmarek, who puts his own comfort and personal benefit first. The action of the popular series about lawyers and lawyers takes place in Las Vegas, where a variety of people become clients of the office. Pete and Nick expand their lucrative business by hiring ex-dancer Lisa and diligent assistant Sophie.

Original title:
The Defenders

Genre:
Drama, crime

Actors:
James Belushi, Jerry O’Connell, Jurney Smollett …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
12+


The Good Wife (2009 – 2016)

Alicia Florrick has long been in the shadow of her husband, the state’s attorney. The couple raised their daughters and seemed like an ideal couple, but the idyll was destroyed by an unexpected accusation. The prosecutor is at the center of a high-profile corruption scandal, and Alicia is forced to return to work. A woman gets a job in a small law office to restore her former skills, earn a living and forget about the shame experienced.

Original title:
The Good Wife

Genre:
Drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Julianna Margulis, Matt Zukri, Archie Panjabi …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Garrow Law (2009 – 2011)

The selection of the best TV series about lawyers and lawyers will continue with a British drama based on real court cases of the late 18th century. William Garrow is an aspiring lawyer who miraculously got into a prestigious profession. A young man from a poor family managed to get a good education, but a man is constantly reminded of his low origin. William undertakes to protect clients for a modest fee, and one day he finds himself in a difficult position.

Original title:
Garrow’s Law

Genre:
Drama, biography

Actors:
Andrew Buchan, Lindsey Marshall, Rupert Graves …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.3


Law practice (2008 – 2009)

Yesterday’s graduates of the law faculty practice in court, trying to forget about their previous relationships. Emotions should not influence the course of processes, but the human factor is sometimes stronger. Former fellow students are on opposite sides of the barricades, trying on the roles of accusers and defenders. Sometimes they can give in, but more often they are not ready to betray their own beliefs.

Original title:
Raising the Bar

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben, Curry Graham…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.4


Fight (2007 – 2012)

The main character of the series about prosecutors and lawyers is an aspiring lawyer Ellen. The girl graduated from a prestigious university and got a job in a large company run by the legendary Patty Hughes. The woman has created a name and reputation for herself in the legal field, so Ellen considers the position received a real success. Very soon, the girl will realize that she turned out to be a bargaining chip in the dangerous game of an ambitious leader.

Original title:
Damages

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Boston Lawyers (2004 – 2008)

Danny Crane and Alan Shor are co-owners of a well-known law firm whose services are not affordable for everyone. Companions appreciate their work, as they rarely lose lawsuits. People turn to expensive specialists who have been refused by other professionals. The secret of the success of Alan and Danny’s firm lies in the fact that in order to win, they do not disdain illegal methods, which clients do not need to know about.

Original title:
Boston Legal

Genre:
Drama, comedy, crime

Actors:
James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Practice (1997 – 2004)

The best lawyers in the city have gathered in a Boston law firm, ready to fight for each client. Human rights activists use unusual tactics based on the original interpretation of the laws. Through eloquence and sharpness of mind, lawyers turn controversial evidence into irrefutable facts, winning victories in court. However, situations often arise when resourceful employees face a difficult dilemma.

Original title:
The Practice

Genre:
Thriller, drama, melodrama, crime, detective

Actors:
Steve Harris, Camryn Menheim, Michael Badalucco …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.7


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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