Movies and TV Shows about trial

Maze Runner: The Death Cure
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
  • Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery,
  • Young hero, Thomas, embarks on a mission to find a cure to a deadly disease known as the "Flare".
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure 2018
American Crime
  • American Crime (2015)
  • Drama, Mystery,
  • An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
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American Crime 2015
Belle
  • Belle (2013)
  • Drama,
  • BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England
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Belle 2013
The Reader
  • The Reader (2008)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • Tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who as a teenager in the late 1950s had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that at the expense of her freedom.
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The Reader 2008
Witness for the Prosecution
  • Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  • Drama, Crime, Mystery,
  • When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is *supposed* to be on a diet of bland, civil suits. But the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult: Vole's only alibi witness is his wife, the calm and coldly calculating Christine Vole. Sir Wilfrid's task becomes even more impossible when Christine agrees to be a witness not for the defence but for the prosecution.
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Witness for the Prosecution 1957
High Crimes
  • High Crimes (2002)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a murder of Latin American villagers while he was in the Marines. Claire soon learns that to navigate the military justice system, she'll need help from the somewhat unconventional Charlie Grimes.
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High Crimes 2002
In the Name of the Father
  • In the Name of the Father (1993)
  • Drama,
  • A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.
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In the Name of the Father 1993
Hart's War
  • Hart's War (2002)
  • Drama, War,
  • Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous eye of the Luftwafe vetran Col. Wilhelm Visser. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. A murder in the camp gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. With a court martial to keep Visser and the Germans distracted, McNamara orchestrates a cunning scheme to escape and destroy a nearby munitions plant, enlisting the unwitting help of young Lt. Tommy Hart. Together with his men, McNamara uses a hero's resolve to carry out his mission, ultimately forced to weigh the value of his life against the good of his country.
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Hart's War 2002
The Conspirator
  • The Conspirator (2010)
  • Drama, History, Crime,
  • Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
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The Conspirator 2010
A Time to Kill
  • A Time to Kill (1996)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime,
  • A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
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A Time to Kill 1996
Murder in the First
  • Murder in the First (2014)
  • Drama, Mystery,
  • Murder in the First follows homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan as they investigate two seemingly unrelated murders. The mystery deepens, however, when they find both murders have a common denominator in a Silicon Valley wunderkind.
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Murder in the First 2014
Making a Murderer
  • Making a Murderer (2015)
  • Documentary,
  • Set in America’s Heartland, Making a Murderer follows the harrowing story of Steven Avery, an outsider from the wrong side of the tracks, convicted and later exonerated of a brutal assault. His release triggered major criminal justice reform legislation, and he filed a lawsuit that threatened to expose corruption in local law enforcement and award him millions of dollars. But in the midst of his very public civil case, he suddenly finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
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Making a Murderer 2015
Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • Drama, History, Mystery,
  • Judgment at Nuremberg is an American film based on the trials of 4 Nazi judges in Nuremberg Germany in 1948 by an American court.
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Judgment at Nuremberg 1961
Ghosts of Mississippi
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • Drama, History,
  • Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith (Woods), of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The movie then covers District Attorney, Bobby DeLaughters (Baldwin) transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers (Goldberg), wife of Medgar Evers, of the, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Some of the characters are played by the actual participants in this story.
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Ghosts of Mississippi 1996
The Case for Christ
  • The Case for Christ (2017)
  • Drama,
  • Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.
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The Case for Christ 2017
The Juror
  • The Juror (1996)
  • Drama, Thriller,
  • With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, but, when it becomes clear that the mobsters might want to silence her for good, she sends Oliver abroad and tries to gather evidence of the plot against her, setting up a final showdown.
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The Juror 1996
Agnes of God
  • Agnes of God (1985)
  • Drama, Mystery,
  • When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novitiate, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough to stand trial for the murder of the baby.
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Agnes of God 1985
The Eichmann Show
  • The Eichmann Show (2015)
  • Drama,
  • The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann, who is accused of executing the 'final solution' and organising the murder of 6 million Jews. This is the extraordinary story of how the trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen.
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The Eichmann Show 2015
A Cry in the Dark
  • A Cry in the Dark (1988)
  • Drama, Foreign,
  • Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations and two public inquests, she is charged with murder. The case attracts a lot of attention, turning it into a media sideshow.
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A Cry in the Dark 1988
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
  • Drama,
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the third spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the accused, showing both the prosecution's and defense's preparation for trial, as well as the trial itself. The series premiered on Thursday, March 3, 2005, and ended on January 21, 2006. Its regular time slot was Fridays 10/9 p.m. ET on NBC. The last episode aired on Court TV months after the series' cancellation.
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Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005
National Treasure
  • National Treasure (2016)
  • Drama,
  • Paul Finchley is a bona fide "national treasure", one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.
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National Treasure 2016
Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950's, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
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Snow Falling on Cedars 1999
Tom Horn
  • Tom Horn (1980)
  • Drama, Action, Western,
  • A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ambitions of ranchers and corrupt officials as progress marches over him and the old west.
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Tom Horn 1980
The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
  • The Ghost & Mr. Chicken (1966)
  • Comedy, Mystery, Family,
  • Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey they determines what exactly happened.
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The Ghost & Mr. Chicken 1966
The Talk of the Town
  • The Talk of the Town (1942)
  • Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Romance,
  • When the Holmes Woolen Mill burns down, political activist Leopold Dilg is jailed for arson (and murder; one man was lost). Escaping, Leopold hides out in the home of his childhood sweetheart Nora Shelley ...which she has just rented to unsuspecting law professor Michael Lightcap.
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The Talk of the Town 1942
The BBitch
  • The BBitch (2017)
  • Horror, Action, Comedy,
  • Based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials, a mayor and a Native American warrior go on a witch hunt to find Giles Corey, who plots to unleash Hell on Earth.
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The BBitch 2017
The Trial of Donald Duck
  • The Trial of Donald Duck (1948)
  • Animation,
  • Donald is caught in the rain while eating his lunch. He ducks into a restaurant for a cup of coffee, but Chez Pierre is a very ritzy place, and by the time all is said and done, he's facing a bill for $35.99, and he only got a drop of coffee, and he only has a nickel. Pierre takes him to court, where this story is told, and is ordered to pay $10 or wash dishes for ten days.
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The Trial of Donald Duck 1948
Prosecuting Casey Anthony
  • Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
  • Drama,
  • "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite what many thought to be overwhelming evidence of guilt. The movie is seen from Ashton’s (Lowe) perspective and it takes viewers behind-the-scenes of both the investigation into Caylee’s tragic death and the ensuing trial, shedding new light on the many questions of what happened to the two year-old girl, how Ashton and his fellow prosecutors built their case and why a woman so shrouded in suspicion was proclaimed innocent. With in-depth information about the case and the accused, "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" examines what the prosecution got right, what they got wrong and why Ashton remains convinced of Casey Anthony’s guilt...
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Prosecuting Casey Anthony 2013
Tight Spot
  • Tight Spot (1955)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime,
  • A former model, serving time in prison, becomes a key witness in a trial against a notorious gangster. She is put under protective watch by the District Attorney in a posh hotel, but the crime kingpin makes attempts to get to her.
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Tight Spot 1955
A Case for Murder
  • A Case for Murder (1993)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime,
  • Jack Hammett is an aggressive young defence attorney on the rise up the corporate ladder. In the courtroom he's known as the "Hail Mary Kid" for his ability to win the unwinnable cases. When one of the firm's lawyers, Darren Gaines, is murdered and Gaines' wife is charged, Hammett is assigned as her attorney. Hammett asks Kate Weldon, a recently hired lawyer, to assist him. Together they discover some inconsistencies in the case as well as a possible connection to the recent murder of a judge.
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A Case for Murder 1993
The Jury
  • The Jury (2004)
  • Drama,
  • The Jury is an American legal drama television series that was broadcast by the Fox Network in 2004. Each week, in the same New York City courtroom, a new 12-person jury deliberates over a criminal case. Each episode begins at the start of jury deliberations; the trial is recounted through flashbacks. Fox announced the series' cancellation in July 2004 due to low ratings, but all ten episodes were aired.
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The Jury 2004
Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice (1990)
  • Drama, TV Movie,
  • A knife-scarred victim must identify her assailant beyond a reasonable doubt. Meanwhile the accused is offered a deal if he pleads guilty. Is he as innocent as the victim? Is the justice system guiltier than both?
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Criminal Justice 1990
The Killer Is Loose
  • The Killer Is Loose (1956)
  • Drama, Thriller,
  • A savings-and-loan bank is robbed; later, a police wiretap identifies teller Leon Poole as inside man. In capturing him, detective Sam Wagner accidentally kills Poole's young wife, and at his trial Poole swears vengeance against Wagner. Poole begins his plans to get revenge when he escapes his captors.
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The Killer Is Loose 1956
Saint Joan
  • Saint Joan (1957)
  • Drama, History,
  • Young Joan of Arc comes to the palace in France to make The Dauphin King of France and is appointed to head the French Army. After winning many battles she is not needed any longer and soon she is thought of as a witch.
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Saint Joan 1957
Dust Be My Destiny
  • Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
  • Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading to the older man's death due to a weak heart. Joe and Mabel go on the run as he thinks no-one would believe a nobody like him.
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Dust Be My Destiny 1939
Wanted: Jane Turner
  • Wanted: Jane Turner (1936)
  • Adventure, Action,
  • Investigators set out to capture a gang of thieves transporting stolen cash through the U.S. mail.
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Wanted: Jane Turner 1936
Death Sentence
  • Death Sentence (1974)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • A juror on a murder case begins to believe that the man on trial is innocent of the crime - and then discovers that the real killer is her own husband.
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Death Sentence 1974
The Forecaster
  • The Forecaster (2014)
  • Documentary,
  • MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US based trillion dollar financial adviser, used the number pi to predict economic turning points with precision. When some big New York bankers asked him to join the club to help them to take over Russia, he refused to join the manipulation. A few days later the FBI stormed his offices accusing him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi Scheme - an attempt to stop him talking about the real Ponzi Scheme of debts that the US has build up over the years and which he thinks starts to collapse after October 1, 2015, a mayor pi turning point he is predicting.
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The Forecaster 2014
OJ Simpson Trial: The Real Story
  • OJ Simpson Trial: The Real Story (2016)
  • Documentary,
  • This trial of the century was the first nationally televised TRUE LIFE soap opera, a tangle of salacious plotlines. OJ SIMPSON TRIAL: THE REAL STORY reveals the true story behind the trial of O.J. Simpson the most highly publicized American criminal trial, ever. The documentary relies on contemporaneous archival material alone to illustrate the course of events. Without the interruption of modern interviews to provide hindsight, the storytelling triggers the same raw emotion and real-time perspective as when the events transpired all those years ago.
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OJ Simpson Trial: The Real Story 2016
The Devil and the Death Penalty
  • The Devil and the Death Penalty (2012)
  • Documentary,
  • This documentary recounts the dysfunctional state of the death penalty in the state of California by revisiting the crimes, arrest, trials and appeals of Lawrence Bittaker, a convicted serial killer who has been on death row at San Quentin since 1981.
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The Devil and the Death Penalty 2012