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The Best Law Movies

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A list of the best law movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This law movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about law are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about law you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous law movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these law movie titles for more information about the films.

List contains items like The Star Chamber and Breaker Morant.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best law movies?" and "What is the greatest law movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular law movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these law movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good law movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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    To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Law Movies

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    A Time to Kill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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    12 Angry Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Law Movies

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    12 Angry Men Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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    A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Law Movies

    A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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    The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Law Movies

    The Devil's Advocate Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    The Firm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Law Movies

    The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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    ...And Justice for All is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Law Movies

    ...And Justice for All Al Pacino, Craig T. Nelson, Jeffrey Tambor

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    Runaway Jury is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Runaway Jury Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Law Movies

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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    The Verdict is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

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    Inherit the Wind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Piper Laurie

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    My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Law Movies

    My Cousin Vinny Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

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    North Country is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Law Movies

    North Country Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson

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    The Gingerbread Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Famke Janssen

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    The Pelican Brief is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Law Movies

    The Pelican Brief Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

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    The Rainmaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

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    The Star Chamber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Law Movies

    The Star Chamber Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    The Client is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Law Movies

    The Client Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker

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    Suspect is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Cher, Liam Neeson, Dennis Quaid

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    Michael Clayton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Michael Clayton George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

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    The People vs. Larry Flynt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Law Movies

    The People vs. Larry Flynt Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson

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    A Civil Action is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Law Movies

    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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    Witness for the Prosecution is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Law Movies

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    Witness for the Prosecution Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

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    Primal Fear is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Law Movies

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    Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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    Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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    Why Do Fools Fall in Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Little Richard

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    Legal Eagles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Terence Stamp

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    Trial and Error is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Charlize Theron, Jennifer Coolidge, Jeff Daniels

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    Anatomy of a Murder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Law Movies

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    Anatomy of a Murder James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

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    Ghosts of Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

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    Amistad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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    Guilty by Suspicion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Guilty by Suspicion Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, Martin Scorsese

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    I Confess is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Law Movies

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter

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    Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    Just Cause is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Just Cause Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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    Jagged Edge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Lance Henriksen

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    Breaker Morant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Breaker Morant Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson

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    Class Action is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Gene Hackman, Laurence Fishburne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Dead Man Walking is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Dead Man Walking Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

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    Changing Lanes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet

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    Skokie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Eli Wallach, Carl Reiner, Brian Dennehy

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    Paths of Glory is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Law Movies

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    Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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    Witness is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Law Movies

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    Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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    Fracture is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Fracture Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike

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    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White &... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Jennifer Coolidge

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    Double Jeopardy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Law Movies

    Double Jeopardy Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell

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