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The Best Courtroom Drama Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Courtroom drama films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

This list of courtroom drama films includes only the best movies about the legal system. If it features a trial, judge, and jury, then it should be on this list.  This courtroom drama movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. Including films such as Degree of Guilt and The Gift, this list includes some of the best courtroom movie dramas made. A classic court movie like 12 Angry Men is a quintessential example of the genre, but is it one of the best courtroom movies ever? Gregory Peck may have delivered an iconic performance as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird, but how does that legal drama stack up against the rest? 

Which is your favorite courtroom drama movie? Whether you like the classic old school courtroom movies or the more modern ones starring familiar faces like Al Pacino, this list is sure to have what you love. And if it's not on the list, add it yourself at the bottom!  

The films on this list cover the most famous courtroom drama movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about courtroom drama movie lists. Vote up the ones you think are best and vote down any dramas that are guilty of not being very good. 


Courtroom Drama movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Rob Reiner and John Ford.

The Best Courtroom Drama Movies Films
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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

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    Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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    Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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    Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá

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    Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

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    Al Pacino, Craig T. Nelson, Jeffrey Tambor

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    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

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    Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

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    James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, William H. Macy

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    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

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    Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

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    Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker

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    Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

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    Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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    Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Lance Henriksen

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    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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    Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

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    Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban

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    Denzel Washington, Patti LaBelle, David Alan Grier

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    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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    Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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    Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Harry Morgan Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Terence Stamp

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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    Cher, Liam Neeson, Dennis Quaid

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    Gene Hackman, Laurence Fishburne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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