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Courtroom / Trial movies

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People who added this item 2309 Average listal rating (1424 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.9
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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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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Plot: In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

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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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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 139 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Plot: 12 jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager charged with murdering his stepfather

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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 385 Average listal rating (182 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.8
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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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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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 401 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
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

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People who added this item 1140 Average listal rating (687 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.4
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 1441 Average listal rating (774 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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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 340 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
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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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.


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People who added this item 549 Average listal rating (329 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Rainmaker (1997)
Plot: An idealistic young lawyer and his cynical partner take on a powerful law firm representing a corrupt insurance company.

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People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
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

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People who added this item 3345 Average listal rating (2116 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
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.

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People who added this item 756 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Runaway Jury (2003)
Plot: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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...

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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
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Adam's Rib (1949)
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People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Music Box (1989)
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Narrow Margin (1990)
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Disclosure (1994)
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Class Action (1991)
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Posted: 7 years, 6 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: 7 years, 6 months ago at Apr 9 21:01
It would be more odd if I left the movie out.
Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Apr 30 14:18
Suggestion : Fracture
Posted: 7 years, 5 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: 6 years, 10 months 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: 6 years 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: 6 years 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: 6 years ago at Sep 29 1:44
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