Legal dramas are the new trending series among audiences. With many courtroom dramas, choosing the best among the best is difficult on Netflix. The drama and intensity building up with every passing episode will grab you onto more till you reach the end. Some series get you to the storyline till the end and some give you a new story every day to make you an addict for more.
Here are some of the top 5 legal drama series on Netflix that will give you goosebumps and chill your spine with anxiety.
House of Cards (2013-2018)
The Netflix original starring Kevin Spacey is one of the best courtroom dramas ever made. Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards changed television forever. The first major Netflix series caught viewers’ attention and started the trend of binge-watching. The first two episodes were directed by David Fincher. House of Cards overtime dipped in with content and quality of the show but the initial two seasons were the most chilling and exciting episodes of political television ever created.
The Night Agent (2023)
The Shield creator Shawn Ryan adapted the novel (same name as the series), and put up the series filled with action, conspiracies, and political espionage. The series released in March this year and quickly hit the top legal drama series this year. The Night Agent follows an FBI agent Peter, played by Gabriel Basso, gets a call from White House. He has to go on a journey to find the traitor of the US government that has put the safety of the whole country in jeopardy. The spy drama on Netflix will be definitely make fans want more and deserves a season 2.
The series will literally make you see life as a horrible thing. The story is about a girl named Marie Adler, an 18-year- old girl who reports being raped by a masked intruder who broke into her house. But of being given justice, she is alleged to distracting the court and making false accusations upon others.. And so, she recants her statement. Eventually, two female detectives decide to follow all the pieces of evidence and uncover the truth so that they can bring justice to Marie.
The series is based on a 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning news story by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong and the book A False Report. The show focuses on Marie and her experiences with the police, courts, judges, and jury over eight episodes. The award-winning series earned many rave reviews and critical acclaim.
The Lincoln Lawyer (2022-present)
The popular Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer is one of the best legal-drama series this year. The series follows the life of Mickey Haller who takes a case after a year of battle with addiction and trauma. He gets a high profile case of Trevor Elliot and some of the cases his former colleague Jerry Vincent. The season 2 of the series is about to happen soon.
The Innocent Man (2018)
The Netflix original adapted from John Grisham’s only non-fiction book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, based on the same real-life events. The six episodes, of the series feature interviews with people who were linked to cases and families. Also, lawyers and prosecutors involved in the case, and journalists. A man guilty of a crime he never committed spent 11 years in prison.
All the series are available on Netflix.