C. /Favorite Legal Dramas.by littlecherry7 | created - 12 Aug 2013 | updated - 06 Jan 2017 | Public
I recently finished my first year of law school and will begin my second year in september. I'm so happy about it! I thought I could do a list about some of the legal movies, TV series or simply scenes that really touched me. I spoke about some of them in my essays during the year. Of course, they are a lot of legal dramas I haven't seen yet, but I'm working on it. In the meantime, please comment and share !
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1. Erin Brockovich (2000)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
Votes: 178,696 | Gross: $125.60M
One of my favourite ! Probably the best Julia Robert's performance.
2. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Votes: 704,645 | Gross: $4.36M
A classic !
3. JFK (1991)
R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller
New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Votes: 144,381 | Gross: $70.41M
One of my favourite movies !
4. Philadelphia (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama
When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Votes: 227,568 | Gross: $77.32M
So many tears...
5. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
6. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.
Votes: 111,624 | Gross: $8.18M
Adapted from Agatha Christie's novel, a truly amazing adaptation !
8. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Votes: 1,171,473 | Gross: $136.80M
9. Witness (1985)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
When a young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder, policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.
Votes: 88,297 | Gross: $68.71M
10. North Country (2005)
R | 126 min | Drama
A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States, Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Votes: 40,528 | Gross: $18.32M
11. Le procès de Bobigny (2006 TV Movie)
88 min | Drama
In 1972 16-year-old Marie-Claire became pregnant after a rape. With help from her mother Michelle and three other women, she underwent a clandestine abortion. Under a 1920 law, the five ... See full summary »
12. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A simple small-town man inherits a massive fortune and is immediately hounded by those who wish to take advantage of him.
The scene in the courtroom, in the end.
13. The Winslow Boy (1999)
G | 104 min | Drama, Romance
Following the theft of a postal-order, a fourteen-year old cadet is expelled from Naval College. To save the honour of the boy and his family, the pre-eminent barrister of the day is engaged to take on the might the Admiralty.
Votes: 7,448 | Gross: $3.96M
14. Primal Fear (1996)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.
Votes: 193,617 | Gross: $56.12M
16. Garrow's Law (2009–2011)
Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Drama about a lawyer in the 17th/18th century in London.
17. Sleepers (1996)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, an unexpected random encounter with a former guard gives them a chance for revenge.
Votes: 197,772 | Gross: $49.10M
18. Wilde (1997)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The turmoil in poet/playwright Oscar Wilde's life after he discovers his homosexuality.
Votes: 14,845 | Gross: $2.16M
The courtroom scene about Wilde's trial
19. An American Crime (2007)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
20. Suits (2011–2019)
TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama
On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.
Sometimes, it's a little bit complicated to understand everything but once you started to watch, you simply get addicted !
21. How to Get Away with Murder (2014–2020)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.