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1. Behind Closed Doors (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

5.4
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Shot over 12 months, and starting from the moment a 999 call is received, the film follows three brave women who each waive their right to anonymity to show how insidious and terrifying domestic abuse can be.

Director: Anna Hall

Votes: 8

2. Living in Shadow and Light

Drama | Pre-production

The challenge of domestic violence is to come out of the shadows and live in the world. This harrowing journey of three women determined to stop being victims of domestic violence, to become survivors, learning to live in shadow and light.

Director: Roxanne Harte Morgan

3. Murder, Mystery and My Family (2018– )
Episode: Episode #2.7 (2019)

44 min | Documentary, Crime, History

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The barristers explore a case involving domestic violence, adultery, revenge and murder in a Yorkshire town in 1903. 125-years on the great-granddaughter of one of those convicted of murder.

Directors: James Brailsford, Simon Cooper | Stars: Tony Hirst, Jeremy Dein, Sasha Wass, David Radford

4. Bull (2016– )
Episode: Justified (2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A friend from Bull's past enlists his services to help convince a jury that a domestic abuse survivor who shot her husband in his sleep is not guilty of murder because she feared for her life and the life of her unborn child.

Director: Dennis Smith | Stars: Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner

Votes: 230

5. Women Behind Bars (2008– )
Episode: Patricia Joellen Johnson & Rebecca Bivens (2008)

42 min | Documentary

5.8
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The story of a woman who admittedly shot her wealthy, cheating, third husband after enduring years of his abuse and obsessive controlling behavior. Then, a bipolar woman who beat her fourth husband's 5-year-old daughter to death.

Director: Richard Swindell | Stars: Kay Bess, Kathleen Cannon, Margie Elliot, Patricia Joellen Johnson

Votes: 12

6. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
Episode: The Crossing (2008)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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As a favor to the D.A. in Boston, Hotchner and Rossi profile a woman who murdered her husband, though the D.A. may not like their findings. Back at the office, J.J.'s personalization of a stalker case baffles the rest of the team.

Director: Guy Norman Bee | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,473



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