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Popular Culture and the Law: Finding Movies, TV Shows, and Other Media

A collection of research sources and strategies to assist you in the Popular Culture and the Law class at Barry University School of Law (and beyond).

DVDs in the Barry Law Library Collection

To search for DVDs in the Law Library, go to the Library catalog's Advanced Search page BarryLawLibraryHome Type in a keyword and make the following limits:

  • make sure the collection is set to "Law Library."
  • choose DVD under Material Type.

DVDs are behind the Circulation Desk and can be checked out there.

Please note:  The Law Library does not have a DVD player or a computer that can play DVDs.  In order to watch them, you must take them home and play them on your own equipment.

Legal TV Series on Streaming Services (Free or Subscription-Based)

Helpful Hint: Use JustWatch to search which movies and television shows are available on which streaming and video-on-demand services.  JustWatch will also tell you what content is included in subscriptions, and how much you will have to pay to rent or purchase other streaming content.

Legal TV Series:

  • Better Call Saul - A legal-themed spinoff/prequel to the crime drama Breaking Bad: "Set six years before he became Walter White's lawyer, Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny." (Currently on its sixth and final season, finishing in 2022.)
  • How to Get Away With Murder -- "The brilliant, charismatic, and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class 'How to Get Away With Murder.' Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven thriller." (Two seasons on Netflix so far)
  • Suits - "Suits delves into the world of a top corporate law firm where a legendary hotshot lawyer makes a risky move by hiring a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout, as his associate."  (Six seasons)
  • Daredevil -- "Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the superhero Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen, New York City."  (Three seasons on Disney+)
  • Damages - "In this acclaimed drama, Emmy winner Glenn Close is riveting as a morally challenged lawyer extraordinaire who rules the New York legal scene."  (Five seasons)
  • Rake -- "While Cleaver Greene is a brilliant and driven attorney, he's also an ex-druggie, a current gambling addict and loathed by many of his colleagues."  (Two seasons)
  • The Deep End -- "Five first-year associates work at one of Los Angeles's most prestigious and ruthless law firms under two very different managing partners."  (One season)
  • Ally McBeal -- "Ally McBeal, an unlucky-in-love attorney, takes on peculiar cases while resisting feelings for her ex-boyfriend, who still works at her firm."  (Five seasons)
  • Breaking Bad -- "A high school chemistry teacher dying of cancer teams with a former student to secure his family's future by manufacturing and selling crystal meth."  (Five seasons)
  • Louis Rosen's note: This riveting crime drama went from very good to one of the all-time classic TV shows with the introduction of the brilliant, morally-compromised, often hilarious attorney Saul Goodman in Season 2.  The spinoff Better Call Saul is a prequel to Breaking Bad, and an origin story for Saul. 
  • The Wire -- Louis Rosen's note: This is the greatest television series of all time.  It's a sprawling epic with a cast of hundreds (featuring the city of Baltimore as the main star), about urban decay, crime, the police, the legal system, the war on drugs, the failure of public schools, the decline of print journalism, and more.  It's depressing, but there are enough tension-breaking moments of comic relief to keep it entertaining throughout.  It is definitely worth binge-watching!  (Five seasons on HBO MAX)
  • Bosch and Bosch: Legacy -- Louis Rosen's note: A detective show first and foremost, but it also deals with lawyers and the legal system as Hollywood Homicide Detective Harry Bosch and other cops solve crimes and investigate mysteries in L.A.  (Seven seasons of Bosch and one season of Bosch: Legacy on Amazon Prime Video.)
  • Goliath -- "Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath." (Four seasons on Amazon Prime Video)
  • Hand of God -- "A morally-corrupt judge suffers a breakdown and believes God is compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice." (One season)
  • Night Court -- "Disorder in the court! That's the order of the day when a parade of zany--and often bizarre--characters passes before a rather unconventional and unpredictable judge in the hilarious, Emmy Award-winning Night Court."  (Nine seasons)