films The Best Law Movies  

406 votes 82 voters 8.2k views 48 items Follow Embed

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.
list ordered by

1
+ - 20 1
Ranker Video v
To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

15 Terrifying Real-Life Kids That Belong in a Horror Movie The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies

2
+ - 15 1
Ranker Video v
A Time to Kill Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

3
+ - 23 3
Ranker Video v
A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

4
+ - 21 4
Ranker Video v
Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

5
+ - 15 2
Ranker Video v
12 Angry Men Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

6
+ - 16 4
Ranker Video v
The Devil's Advocate Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

7
+ - 14 3
Ranker Video v
The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

8
+ - 15 4
Ranker Video v
...And Justice for All Al Pacino, Craig T. Nelson, Jeffrey Tambor

9
+ - 16 5
Ranker Video v
My Cousin Vinny Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

10
+ - 10 2
Ranker Video v
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

11
+ - 10 2
Ranker Video v
The Verdict Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

12
+ - 11 3
Ranker Video v
Runaway Jury Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

13
+ - 9 2
Ranker Video v
Inherit the Wind Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Piper Laurie

14
+ - 5 0
Ranker Video v
Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

15
+ - 7 2
Ranker Video v
North Country Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson

The Best Serial Killer Movies The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

16
+ - 11 6
Ranker Video v
The Pelican Brief Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

17
+ - 8 4
Ranker Video v
The Rainmaker Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

18
+ - 6 2
Ranker Video v
The Gingerbread Man Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Famke Janssen

19
+ - 4 0
Ranker Video v
Witness for the Prosecution Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

20
+ - 6 3
Ranker Video v
Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

21
+ - 6 3
Ranker Video v
Michael Clayton George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

22
+ - 5 2
Ranker Video v
The Star Chamber Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto

23
+ - 4 1
Ranker Video v
The People vs. Larry Flynt Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson

24
+ - 4 1
Ranker Video v
The Client Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker

25
+ - 4 1
Ranker Video v
Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

26
+ - 3 0
Ranker Video v
Anatomy of a Murder James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

27
+ - 3 0
Ranker Video v
A Civil Action John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

28
+ - 5 3
Ranker Video v
Suspect Cher, Liam Neeson, Dennis Quaid

29
+ - 4 2
Ranker Video v
Why Do Fools Fall in Love Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Little Richard

The Best Gang Movies The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True

30
+ - 3 1
Ranker Video v
Trial and Error Charlize Theron, Jennifer Coolidge, Jeff Daniels

31
+ - 3 1
Ranker Video v
Legal Eagles Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Terence Stamp

32
+ - 2 0
Ranker Video v
Guilty by Suspicion Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, Martin Scorsese

33
+ - 2 0
Ranker Video v
Ghosts of Mississippi Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

34
+ - 2 0
Ranker Video v
I Confess Alfred Hitchcock, Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter

35
+ - 2 0
Ranker Video v
Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

36
+ - 8 7
Ranker Video v
Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

37
+ - 1 0
Ranker Video v
Just Cause Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

38
+ - 1 0
Ranker Video v
Breaker Morant Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson

39
+ - 1 0
Ranker Video v
Class Action Gene Hackman, Laurence Fishburne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

40
+ - 1 0
Ranker Video v
Jagged Edge Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Lance Henriksen

41
+ - 2 2
Ranker Video v
Dead Man Walking Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

42
+ - 1 1
Ranker Video v
Changing Lanes Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet

43
+ - 0 0
Ranker Video v
Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

44
+ - 0 0
Ranker Video v
Skokie Eli Wallach, Carl Reiner, Brian Dennehy

45
+ - 0 0
Ranker Video v
Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

46
+ - 3 5
Ranker Video v
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Jennifer Coolidge

47
+ - 2 4
Ranker Video v
Fracture Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike

48
+ - 1 4
Ranker Video v
Double Jeopardy Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell