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GREATEST LEGAL MOVIES: You Must Watch GREATEST LEGAL MOVIES: You Must Watch

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GREATEST LEGAL MOVIES: You Must Watch

Legal movies greatly influence lawyers in their practice fields. The movies give confidence to lawyers to face the toughest challenges. There are some best examples of legal movies that help lawyers.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

 

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director:

 Robert Mulligan

Writers:

 Harper Lee (based on her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"), Horton Foote (screenplay)

Stars:

 Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton

 

  • 12 Angry Men (1957)

 

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director:

 Sidney Lumet

Writers:

 Reginald Rose (story), Reginald Rose (screenplay)

Stars:

 Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

 

  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

 

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Director:

 Stanley Kramer

Writers:

 Abby Mann, Abby Mann (based on his original story by)

Stars:

 Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

 

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Director:

 Otto Preminger

Writers:

 Wendell Mayes (screenplay), John D. Voelker (based on the novel by) (as Robert Traver)

Stars:

 James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

  • Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

 

A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director:

 Billy Wilder

Writers:

 Agatha Christie (in Agatha Christie's international stage success), Billy Wilder (screen play) | 2 more credits »

Stars:

 Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

  • Inherit the Wind (1960)

 

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director:

 Stanley Kramer

Writers:

 Nedrick Young (screenplay), Harold Jacob Smith (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Stars:

 Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly

 


  • In Cold Blood (1967)

 

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Director:

 Richard Brooks

Writers:

 Truman Capote (based on the book by), Richard Brooks(written for the screen by)

Stars:

 Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

 

  • In the Name of the Father (1993)

 

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Director:

 Jim Sheridan

Writers:

 Gerry Conlon (autobiographical book "Proved Innocent"), Terry George (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Stars:

 Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie

  • Paths of Glory (1957)

 

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Director:

 Stanley Kubrick

Writers:

 Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Calder Willingham (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Stars:

 Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

 

In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director:

 Carl Theodor Dreyer (as Carl Th. Dreyer)

Writers:

 Joseph Delteil, Carl Theodor Dreyer

Stars:

 Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley

  • JFK (1991)

 

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Director:

 Oliver Stone

Writers:

 Oliver Stone (screenplay), Zachary Sklar (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Stars:

 Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon



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