Adam’s Rib (1949) | Buy
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn

Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

 

Amistad (1997) | Buy
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Djimon Hounsou, Anthony Hopkins

About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.

 

Anatomy of a Murder (1959) | Buy
Starring: James Stewart

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?


A Civil Action (1998) | Buy
Starring: John Travolta

The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.

 

The Devil’s Advocate (1997) | Buy
Starring: Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

 

Erin Brockovich (2000) | Buy
Starring: Julia Roberts

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.

 

A Few Good Men (1992) | Buy
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore

Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.

 

The Firm (1993) | Buy
Starring: Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman

A young lawyer joins a prestigous law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

 

Flash of Genius (2008) | Buy
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham

Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.

 

Inherit the Wind (1960) | Buy
Starring: Spencer Tracy

Based on a real case, Tennessee v. Scopes, and dramatizes the fight over the teaching of evolution in United States public schools.

 

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) | Buy
Starring: Spencer Tracy

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

 

Legally Blonde (2001) | Buy
Starring: Reese Witherspoon

When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

 

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) | Buy
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

 

My Cousin Vinny (1992) | Buy
Starring: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins–an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners–comes in to defend them.

 

North Country (2005) | Buy
Starring: Charlize Theron

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.

 

The Paper Chase (1973) | Buy
Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman

A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.

 

Philadelphia (1993) | Buy
Starring: Tom Hanks (Academy Award), Denzel Washington

When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

 

Primal Fear (1996) | Buy
Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Norton

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

 

The Rainmaker (1997) | Buy
Starring: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito

An idealistic young lawyer and his cynical partner take on a powerful law firm representing a corrupt insurance company.

 

Reversal of Fortune (1990) | Buy
Starring: Glenn Close

Based on the true life story where Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz agrees to handle the appeal of the conviction of socialite Claus von Bulow for the attempted murder of his wife.

 

The Socratic Method (2001) | Buy
Starring: Jason Renfree

Set in a fictional law school and written by a California attorney, the independent comedy feature The Socratic Method follows the exploits of three first-year law students as they stagger their way through the pressure cooker that is legal education in America.

 

A Time to Kill (1996) | Buy
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

 

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) | Buy
Starring: Gregory Peck

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

 

 

The Verdict (1982) | Buy
Starring: Paul Newman

A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

 

12 Angry Men (1957) | Buy
Starring: Henry Fonda

A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.

 

Witness for the Prosecution (1957) | Buy
Starring: Tyrone Pwower

Agatha Christie tale of a man on trial for murder: a trial featuring surprise after surprise.