Whatever it is that you do in court, these movies will surely keep you on the edge of your seat. Judges, lawyers, court reporters, and everyone involved in legal practices will relate to these top-notch flicks.
Starring: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, and Melissa Leo
This movie is a touching story about a young mother who completed law school to help her wrongfully-accused brother who was charged with murder and has already used up all of his chances to appeal his conviction.
Starring: Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Vinessa Shaw, and Marshall Bell
If you’re one to root for underdogs, then this movie is for you. Chris Evans stars as Mike Weiss, a real-life attorney who takes on a giant health supply corporation. As he battles the seedy side of healthcare, he’s also dealing with his own personal demons.
Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, and Brit Marling
We’ve all made mistakes, right? But not everyone can relate to the mistake that a hedge-fund tycoon made that brought his business empire crumbling down. Now he needs to look for a way to preserve his business and protect his family.
2013 Devil’s Knot
Starring: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, and Alessandro Nivola
Based on the 1993 murders of three children, Devil’s Knot revisits what happened in West Memphis when the crimes happened and the subsequent controversial trial of three teenagers accused of the murders as part of a satanic cult activity.
2014 The Judge
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga
Robert Downey, Jr. takes a break from his role as a famous Avenger and plays the part of big-city lawyer, Hank Palmer, who goes back to his hometown where his father, the town judge, is accused of murder.
2015 True Story
Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Felicity Jones
Michael Finkel, a discredited New York Times reporter, encounters accused murderer Christian Longo, the one who stole Finkel’s identity. This movie eventually turns into a game of cat-and-mouse.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, and Timothy Spall
Rachel Weisz stars as a historian who fights to protect historical truth and prove that the Holocaust was a real event that happened in the past after she is sued for libel by a person who denies that such a thing ever happened.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Kate Hudson, and Josh Gad
Marshall follows the story of Thurgood Marshall, the very first African-American Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history. The movie takes a closer look at how he dealt with and navigated one of the most important cases of his career.
Starring: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, and Harryette Helsel
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has led an incredible life and established a very impressive and amazing legal legacy. RBG is a story about her life, work, and contribution to the U.S. judicial system.
2019 Dark Waters
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, and Bill Camp
This legal thriller shows how a corporate defense attorney takes on one of the most powerful chemical companies that have been involved in environmental pollution for years.
These movies from the past decade put the drama in legal drama and are perfect for both leisure and research.