10 gripping legal dramas to watch on Netflix

Order Order! Nerve-wracking cases, brainy lawyers and engaging plots, courtroom dramas always have you on the edge of your seats.

If you enjoy the genre and love to watch legal dramas, we have curated for you a list of series and films available on Netflix that need to be on your watch list:


Cast: Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

Suits shows the world of corporate law set in New York. Harvey Spector of Pearson Hardman employs a college drop-out Mike Ross as his associate. Mike has an eidetic memory, which allows him to remember entire books on law. With street smartness and legal aptitude at hand, the two pair to become a dynamic duo.

How to get away with Murder

Cast: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee

An extraordinary criminal defence professor along with her brilliant group of students get embroiled in a murder case. What happens ahead changes their course of life completely.

Tokyo Trial

Cast: Marcel Hensema, Paul Freeman, Irrfan Khan

Starring Indian actor Irrfan Khan, Tokyo Trial is a series that follows 11 allied judges who are tasked with a difficult task to decide the fate of Japanese war criminals in what happens to be a tough international trial.


Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang

A retired lawyer helps three girls who are being continuously harassed by the men, who had tried to sexually assault one of them, for filing an FIR. He endeavours to teach an important lesson, that “No means no”.


Cast: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever

The story is inspired by true events and takes us through the journey of a young girl who is accused of lying about rape. Two female detectives take lead on the case in search of truth and to deliver justice.

The Trial


Cast: Vittoria Puccini, Francesco Scianna, Camilla Filippi

A teen girl is murdered and this impacts the lives of many including the public prosecutor who is linked to the victim, along with a lawyer who is looking for a break-through case in his career and a suspect who says he is innocent.

When They See Us

Cast: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse

The miniseries is based on a true story when the worst nightmare of five teenagers’ lives come true. They are falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

One Day: Justice Delivered

Cast: Anupam Kher, Esha Gupta, Kumud Mishra

A retired judge pushes a crime branch officer to investigate in order to punish those who he wasn’t able to during his tenure in court.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a story of the notorious trial which was a result of a peaceful protest which turned violent and led to a clash with the police. It was one of the most notorious cases in history.

Better Call Saul

Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

The Emmy-nominated, American-drama series is a prequel to ‘Breaking Bad’. It journeys with a small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transitions into the morally challenged lawyer Saul Goodman.

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