The Best Courtroom Drama Movies Films
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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.

List of courtroom drama films includes courtroom drama movie titles that feature a trial, judge and jury. This courtroom drama movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. From films such as Degree of Guilt and The Gift , this list includes some of the best courtroom movie dramas made, be it the motifs of the courtroom drama genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

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 downvote the ones that you think could be better. 


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

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

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    Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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    Al Pacino, Craig T. Nelson, Jeffrey Tambor

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    Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Garry Chalk

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    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander

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    Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

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    Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

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    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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    James Stewart, George C. Scott, Duke Ellington

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

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    Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Will Geer

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    Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Christian Slater

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    Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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    Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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    George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

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    Denzel Washington, Patti LaBelle, David Alan Grier

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    Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger

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    Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban

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    Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

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    Mickey Rourke, Claire Danes, Matt Damon

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    Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker

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    Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes, Paul Walker

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    Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Felicity Huffman

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    Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    Gene Kelly, Spencer Tracy, Harry Morgan

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    Cher, Liam Neeson, Dennis Quaid

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    Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy

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    Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Renée Zellweger

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    Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance

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    Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard

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    Mara Wilson, Richard Attenborough, Dylan McDermott

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Annette Bening

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    Gene Hackman, Laurence Fishburne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson

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    Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood

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    Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong

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    Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

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    Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike

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