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A courtroom drama can be quite riveting. Movies about lawyers and attorneys are some of the most suspenseful, thought-provoking films in the industry! There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a mystery, an act of crime, and the months that go into a trial. We love movies that feature an in your face kind of lawyer who will bring up questions we never even thought to ask!
 
The lawyer movies on this list feature some of the greatest attorneys in all of film. Who can forget Jack Nicholson's  "you can't handle the truth!" or the tenacity of Erin Brockovich?

This list has the best movies about lawyers, including: A Few Good Men, The Devil’s Advocate, To Kill a Mockinbird, Philadelphia, The Verdict, A Time to Kill, Presumed Innocent, and Kramer vs. Kramer.

Vote up your favorite lawyer movie below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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My Cousin Vinny Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

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To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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A Time to Kill Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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The Verdict Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

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The Lincoln Lawyer Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

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The Devil’s Advocate

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Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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Presumed Innocent Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá

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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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The Accused Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Garry Chalk

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A Civil Action John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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

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

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

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Ghosts of Mississippi Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

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Inherit the Wind Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Harry Morgan

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Reversal of Fortune Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Felicity Huffman

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Liar Liar Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen

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Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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The Paper Chase Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman

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

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Suspect Cher, Liam Neeson, Dennis Quaid

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In the Name of the Father Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

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Breaker Morant Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson

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Young Mr. Lincoln Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Donald Meek

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Trial and Error Charlize Theron, Jennifer Coolidge, Jeff Daniels

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Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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The Young Philadelphians Paul Newman, Robert Vaughn, Adam West

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Compulsion Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Gavin MacLeod