Movies and TV Shows about trial

Maze Runner: The Death Cure
  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery,
  • Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure
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
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
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
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
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
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
3000 Miles to Graceland
  • 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
  • Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime,
  • It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. With $3.2 million at stake, the Marshals Service closing in, Michael must track down Murphy.
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3000 Miles to Graceland
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
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
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
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
Making a Murderer
  • Making a Murderer (2015)
  • Documentary,
  • Set in America¬ís 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Madame Bovary
  • Madame Bovary (1949)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • A provincial doctor's wife's romantic illusions about life and social status lead her to betray her naive husband, take on lovers and run up ruinous debts.
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Madame Bovary
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
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
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
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
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
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
Obsessed
  • Obsessed (2002)
  • Drama, Thriller,
  • A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.
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Obsessed
Murder on a Sunday Morning
  • Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
  • Crime, Documentary,
  • 2001 French documentary about the murder trial of a 15 year old black teen accused of murder in Jacksonville, Florida. Winner of 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
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Murder on a Sunday Morning
Joan of Arc
  • Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from Heaven asking her to lead God's Army against Orleans and crowning the weak Dauphin Charles VII as King of France. Joan gathers the people with her faith, forms an army and conquerors Orleans. When her army is ready to attack Paris, the corrupt Charles sells his country to England and dismiss the army. Joan is arrested, sold to the Burgundians England and submitted to a shameful political trial in Rouen castle.
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Joan of Arc
April 1, 2000
  • April 1, 2000 (1952)
  • Fantasy, Comedy, Science Fiction, Romance,
  • It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria's newly-elected president, played by Josef Meinrad, makes his inauguration speech he declares Austria independence and issues an edict ending Austria's financial support for the Global Union.
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April 1, 2000
The Night of January 16th
  • The Night of January 16th (1941)
  • Drama, Crime, Mystery,
  • Accused of killing her employer, financier Bjorn Faulkner (Nils Asther), Kit is championed by wisecracking sailor-on-leave Steve Van Ruyle (Robert Preston), who has a vested interest in the outcome of the trial.
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The Night of January 16th
Where Love Has Gone
  • Where Love Has Gone (1964)
  • Romance,
  • A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
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Where Love Has Gone
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