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What are the best courtroom dramas on Netflix?

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Dave - Binge.co Contributor

Do you really think courtroom dramas were made to be boring? Well, a lot might have been thinking that way as not a lot of buzz have been heard about legal dramas in movies or even in TV shows. However, stories with elements of crime, justice and plot twists are surely very entertaining and intense to watch, to say the least. Courtroom dramas on Netflix and other platforms are a thing again, that's for sure, and there are loads of which you can choose from. From surprise evidences to last-minute witness testimonials, together with the pursuit of justice against all odds and obstacles, legal dramas offer a riveting and thrilling form of entertainment. If you're new to this genre and is a Netflix-binger, here are some of the best courtroom dramas that you can watch on the platform right now.

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  1. 1Better Call Saul

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    Yes, Saul Goodman is a lawyer, but he's not your ordinary legal counsel. Watch this long-running series about how a former con-man moved up the ranks to become one of the best criminal lawyers in the whole New Mexico. Just like the top-rated series Breaking Bad, all seasons of Better Call Saul are available on Netflix! 

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  1. 2How to Get Away with Murder

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    If you're a big fan of legal terminologies or other courtroom dramas on Netflix, this top-rated show has a lot of that! While How to Get Away with Murder is still on Netflix, you can be able to watch this modern-day legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students who get entangled in a murder case together with their brilliant criminal defense professor.

  2. 3Pink

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    Mystery, cases, and courtrooms? Everything you're looking for in a legal drama is in this movie. This 2016 Bollywood social thriller shows the fate of three young women in the midst of crime. Netflix is one of the few platforms where you can stream the flick, so better watch it while you can.

  1. 4Philadelphia

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    Philadelphia is an old-school 1993 movie that will provide those interesting courtroom set-ups you've always wanted to see. It is not only a legal drama, but also an eye-opener for moviegoers as it addresses HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia, and how such are presented in court.

  2. 5Rake

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    Watch the story of Cleaver Greene, a talented but self-destructive attorney who uses unconventional methods to defend his clients. The Australian TV series is one good legal drama that you'll find on the streaming giant. Watch all 5 seasons of it now on Netflix!

  3. 6Shepherds and Butchers

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    Now, this one is a film that will take you into the twists and turns of crime and law. Shepherds and Butchers follows the mysterious case of a young prison guard who is involved in a motiveless shooting that sees the death of seven unarmed black men. Honestly, it's one of the best procedural dramas you'll find on Netflix!

  4. 7Marvel's Daredevil

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    A Netflix original series, Marvel's Daredevil follows the story of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer-by-day and a vigilante superhero by night. There are not much courtroom scenes on the series, honestly. However, just having a lawyer superhero is so cool, isn't it?

  5. 8Closed Circuit

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    This post-9/11 conspiracy thriller will definitely give a good twist to your regular courtroom drama programming. Watch Closed Circuit on Netflix and follow how images from multiple closed-circuit surveillance cameras dictate a case that involves tons of twists and turns. 

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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2019
    "It's not quite an accurate portrayal of the law and those who practice them but it does not take away from the fact that it is one of the best lawyers shows on Netflix with great cast performances and a solid story."
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    How to Get Away with Murder
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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2019
    "Despite being a legal movie, there are deeper things at play here. The LGBTQ community was not yet a thing back then and this is how difficult it was for someone belonging to this group back then."
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    Philadelphia
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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2019
    "A riveting law drama that puts the relationship between two people to the test that unbeknownst to them, is putting their lives at risk due to the secrets and high-profile nature of the case."
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    Closed Circuit
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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2019
    "As far as the premise goes, it's the most unique one but it is executed really well. From the cast to the performance, and the direction, everything was really good. Go check this one out."
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    Rake
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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2019
    "A courtroom drama in a non-traditional sense. This is more of a show that deals less with what happens in court but more of what happens next when justice fails and bad men go free."
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    Marvel's Daredevil
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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2019
    "This is one of the best courtroom dramas on Netflix right now. It started out as a Breaking Bad spin-off focusing on Saul Goodman but has evolved into a great show all on its own."
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    Better Call Saul
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    Anonymous
    November 12, 2019
    "This law movie on Netflix that I stumbled upon and I'm glad I did. This has given some kind of perspective on the value of life and just trying your best to live it and survive."
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    Shepherds and Butchers
This list is about What are the best courtroom dramas on Netflix
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Better Call SaulTV Shows 15 Paid
2How to Get Away with MurderTV Shows 13 Paid
3Pink Movies 2 Paid
4Philadelphia Movies 2 Paid
5RakeTV Shows 2 Paid
6Shepherds and ButchersMovies 1 Paid
7Marvel's DaredevilTV Shows 1 Paid
8Closed CircuitMovies 0 Paid
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