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on 3 Apr 2011 03:21

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Courtroom / Trial movies

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People who added this item 1894  Average listal rating (1203 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.9 
1. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Plot: 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.

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People who added this item 169  Average listal rating (111 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. Inherit the Wind (1960)
Plot: 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.

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People who added this item 327  Average listal rating (193 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
Plot: In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

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People who added this item 1576  Average listal rating (924 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
4. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Plot: Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

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People who added this item 440  Average listal rating (269 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
5. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Plot: Agatha Christie tale of a man on trial for murder: a trial featuring surprise after surprise

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People who added this item 127  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
6. 12 (2007)
Plot: 12 jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager charged with murdering his stepfather


People who added this item 573  Average listal rating (309 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
7. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Plot: A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

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People who added this item 333  Average listal rating (157 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
8. The Trial (1962)
Plot: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

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People who added this item 704  Average listal rating (463 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
9. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Plot: 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.

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People who added this item 1535  Average listal rating (981 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
10. A Few Good Men (1992)
Plot: Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.

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People who added this item 332  Average listal rating (190 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.5 
11. The Wrong Man (1956)
Plot: Manny Ballestero is an honest hardworking musician at New York's Stork Club. When his wife needs money for dental treatment, Manny goes to the local insurance office to borrow on her policy. Employees at the office mistake him for a hold-up man who robbed them the year before and the police are called. The film tells the true story of what happened to Manny and his family


People who added this item 947  Average listal rating (577 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.5 
12. Paths of Glory (1957)
Plot: When soldiers in WW1 refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superiors decide to make an example of them.

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People who added this item 1237  Average listal rating (655 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
13. M (1931)
Plot: When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

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People who added this item 268  Average listal rating (152 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
14. The Verdict (1982)
Plot: A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

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People who added this item 953  Average listal rating (568 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
15. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Plot: A just divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him.



People who added this item 492  Average listal rating (289 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
16. The Rainmaker (1997)
Plot: An idealistic young lawyer and his cynical partner take on a powerful law firm representing a corrupt insurance company.


People who added this item 72  Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
17. Suspect (1987)
Plot: A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his lawyer. She sets to find the real killer, and gets help from the congressional advisor, Eddie Sanger who is called to be on the jury panel. Together they discover a dangerous circle of corruption in high places


People who added this item 3114  Average listal rating (2022 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
18. Legally Blonde (2001)
Plot: 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.


People who added this item 704  Average listal rating (469 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
19. Runaway Jury (2003)
Plot: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.


People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
20. La Poison (1951)
Plot: The home life of Paul Braconnier and his wife Blandine can hardly be described as one of marital bliss. They hate each other – to the point of wanting to murder one another. When Braconnier hears about Maître Aubanel, a defence lawyer who has won over a 100 cases, he decides to visit him. He wants to know how he can kill his wife and get away with it...


People who added this item 3155  Average listal rating (2076 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
21. Devil's Advocate (1997)

People who added this item 500  Average listal rating (279 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
22. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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People who added this item 45  Average listal rating (27 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.7 
23. Trial and Error (1997)

People who added this item 230  Average listal rating (143 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
24. Find Me Guilty (2006)
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People who added this item 245  Average listal rating (150 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
25. Adam's Rib (1949)

People who added this item 681  Average listal rating (410 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
26. In the Name of the Father (1993)
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People who added this item 51  Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
27. True Believer (1989)

People who added this item 38  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
28. The Trial (1993)

People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
29. A Woman's Face (1941)

People who added this item 893  Average listal rating (563 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
30. Primal Fear (1996)
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People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.9 
31. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

People who added this item 44  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
32. Music Box (1989)

People who added this item 52  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
33. Narrow Margin (1990)

People who added this item 339  Average listal rating (211 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
34. Disclosure (1994)

People who added this item 51  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.6 
35. A Map of the World (1999)

People who added this item 29  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
36. The Winslow Boy (1999)

People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
37. Ai margini della metropoli (1953)

People who added this item 167  Average listal rating (114 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.5 
38. The Juror (1996)

People who added this item 184  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
39. A Passage to India (1984)

People who added this item 60  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.3 
40. Class Action (1991)

People who added this item 117  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
41. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

People who added this item 262  Average listal rating (165 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
42. Presumed Innocent (1990)

People who added this item 43  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
43. A Dry White Season (1989)

People who added this item 266  Average listal rating (140 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
44. In Cold Blood (1967)

People who added this item 125  Average listal rating (74 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
45. Fury (1936)

People who added this item 968  Average listal rating (603 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
46. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
47. Gideon's Trumpet (1980)

People who added this item 2389  Average listal rating (1508 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
48. Erin Brockovich (2000)

People who added this item 264  Average listal rating (188 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
49. The Accused (1988)

People who added this item 54  Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.5 
50. I Want to Live! (1958)


 

and some lawyer movies.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Apr 9 20:41
Oddly your no. 1 movie doesn't take place in a courtroom at all but still a great list though.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Apr 9 21:01
It would be more odd if I left the movie out.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Apr 30 14:18
Suggestion : Fracture
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Apr 30 14:19
i'd put to kill a mockingbird 2nd, but we agree on the 5 best...great job
Posted: 3 years ago at Dec 12 6:31
Shaun is right, not all of these are held entirely in courtrooms, just one major scene or two (excluding '12 Angry Man' and 'Witness For the Prosecution' of course) However, it also says "Trial" in the title, so '12 Angry Men' fits right in.

Going by your current agenda, 'Sleepers' would suffice. Having said all that, great list :)
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Sep 28 1:47
Trying to remember the title of a film. Here is what I remember: The protagonists are (two males, late 20's???) (possibly US ??) Western soldiers who are on trial in East Asia (perhaps China/Korea ??). Most of the film is about their trial/court proceedings. (Spoiler Alert:) By the end of the film the two soldiers are unfortunately given the death sentence. All throughout the film we know that they do not deserve a death penalty. If I remember it correctly, they jump of an airplane with their parachutes. unfortunately they land in a 'No fly Zone', caught and imprisoned for spying. Need to know the title of the film. I remember seeing it on TV (in Canada) around 10 years ago. Any help from all the English film buffs will be much appreciated. Cheers!
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Sep 29 1:43
Suggestion: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

High profile lawyer, Mark Hunter has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoo-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist, C.J. Nicholas begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney's perfect record is up for scrutiny. Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the corrupt D.A. in the act. Romantically involved with C.J. but unaware of his assignment, assistant D.A. Ella Crystal becomes caught between her boss's political ambitions and C.J.'s dangerous expose. As mounting evidence stacks up against both men, Ella's own life becomes threatened when she discovers incriminating proof that puts the fate of both C.J's innocence and Hunter's reputation in her hands.

Perhaps even the 1956 original could be listed as the 2009 was a remake.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Sep 29 1:44
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