Matlock

The BEST episodes of Matlock

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Last Updated: 3/16/2022Network: ABC (US)
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The Temptation
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9.54
24 votes

#1 - The Temptation

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/27/1994

A thug tries to make Leanne fall in love with him by using her journal that he stole from her house.

Directors: Harvey Laidman
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The Confession
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9.31
13 votes

#2 - The Confession

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/1/1994

Prosecutor Julie March (Julie Sommars) returns, looking for Matlock's help to vindicate a thief she wrongly convicted.

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The Kidnapping (2)
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9.28
18 votes

#3 - The Kidnapping (2)

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/20/1994

The FBI agent who was in charge of Billy's kidnapping case is now accused of killing another agent.

The Kidnapping (1)
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9.19
21 votes

#4 - The Kidnapping (1)

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/13/1994

Abductors try to kidnap Leanne but take Billy instead and hold him for ransom.

The Outcast (2)
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9.15
13 votes

#5 - The Outcast (2)

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/7/1992

Matlock retires from law after bungling up a case and forgetting his client's name. He heads out of town to do some fishing, but after a hitchhiker he gave a lift to dies mysteriously, he sticks around to investigate the case.

The Getaway
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9.00
11 votes

#6 - The Getaway

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/5/1995

Matlock defends an ex-con accused of robbing the same bank he knocked off years earlier. But the young witness who can clear the ex-con's name demands a favor from Ben before he will tell the truth.

Directors: Leo Penn
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The Outcast (1)
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8.96
24 votes

#7 - The Outcast (1)

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/7/1992

Matlock retires from law after bungling up a case and forgetting his client's name. He heads out of town to do some fishing, but after a hitchhiker he gave a lift to dies mysteriously, he sticks around to investigate the case.

Directors: Fred Thackeray
The Heist (2)
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8.88
17 votes

#8 - The Heist (2)

Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/27/1995

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The Trial (2)
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8.86
22 votes

#9 - The Trial (2)

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/26/1991

Matlock manages to figure out what's going on, but his competition ices him out of the final round...or so it seems.

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The Suspect (2)
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8.86
7 votes

#10 - The Suspect (2)

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/1991

Matlock defends a wealthy widow charged with the murder of her husband, while Michelle helps to defend a father accused of murdering the drug dealer who got his child hooked...a dealer who just happened to be a cop.

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Brennen
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8.82
22 votes

#11 - Brennen

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/17/1994

Ben vies with a formidable D.A. while defending a client accused of killing a city councilwoman, and discovers a secret hiding in the D.A.'s past that is affecting his judgment in this case.

The Heist (1)
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8.73
15 votes

#12 - The Heist (1)

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/27/1995

While at the beach to cheer on Cliff in a triathlon, Ben runs into an old friend and retired FBI agent who's handling unfinished business. VVhen the Fed is accused of murder, Matlock defends him.

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Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream
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8.55
11 votes

#13 - Matlock's Bad, Bad, Bad Dream

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/2/1993

Matlock dreams that he, Leanne, Billy and Cliff are in 1932 and are involved with the murder of a sax player.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
The Nightmare
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8.52
25 votes

#14 - The Nightmare

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/1/1991

After a bump on the head, Matlock has a nightmare where he is trapped in the Old West, and needs to save Conrad from an angry lynch mob when he is accused of murder. His is frequently distracted by Michelle, a beautiful saloon girl, and Julie, the vengeance-seeking sister of the dead man.

Directors: Robert Scheerer
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The Idol (2)
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8.50
6 votes

#15 - The Idol (2)

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/19/1994

The Suspect (1)
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8.45
22 votes

#16 - The Suspect (1)

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/29/1991

Matlock defends a wealthy widow charged with the murder of her husband, while Michelle helps to defend a father accused of murdering the drug dealer who got his child hooked...a dealer who just happened to be a cop.

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The Dare
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8.44
9 votes

#17 - The Dare

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/1994

To prove that Matlock could not solve the perfect murder, a demented millionaire (Terry O'Quinn) kills Ben's friend and challenges Ben to solve the crime.

Directors: Leo Penn
The P.I.
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8.42
12 votes

#18 - The P.I.

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/3/1994

A P.I.'s daughter shoots some photos that get the wrong man accused of murder.

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The Assassination (2)
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8.40
5 votes

#19 - The Assassination (2)

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/8/1992

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The Capital Offense
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8.40
10 votes

#20 - The Capital Offense

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/11/1993

Matlock continues his five-year struggle to save a con artist from the electric chair.

Directors: Robert Scheerer
The Dating Game
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8.38
8 votes

#21 - The Dating Game

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/17/1994

When Cliff s friend is accused of murdering a woman he met through a dating service, Ben and Jerri enter the video dating arena in order to corner the real killer.

Directors: Robert Scheerer
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The Fatal Seduction (1)
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8.36
14 votes

#22 - The Fatal Seduction (1)

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/30/1993

Matlock, Leanne and Cliff go to North Carolina to attend Billy's sister's funeral. While there, they end up getting involved in a pair of murders connected to two young women. As a way to catch them, Leanne sets up a trap using Cliff as bait.

The Trial (1)
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8.32
25 votes

#23 - The Trial (1)

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/19/1991

When assistant D.A. Howard Wright is murdered in his workshop, the attorney general approaches Matlock and asks him to take on the assignment of special prosecutor. With Michelle and Conrad's help, Matlock begins to investigate Wright's past, and realises the man was spending money that he could not have earned legitimately. In investigating names that Wright had left behind, Matlock finds himself embroiled in a lawsuit involving Maxwell Toys.

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The View
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8.23
13 votes

#24 - The View

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/28/1993

Matlock realizes he has become a witness in a murder case involving two theater actors and an unhappy husband.

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The Fatal Seduction (2)
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8.21
14 votes

#25 - The Fatal Seduction (2)

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/7/1993

Matlock and Leanne are convinced that Carrie and Ashley are guilty of not only extortion but murder as well, but the two girls seem to have perfect alibis.