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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    Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Ed Begley

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    Robert Duvall, Kim Stanley, Brock Peters

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Demi Moore, Kiefer Sutherland

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    Mary Steenburgen, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford

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    Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, Lindsay Crouse

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    John Forsythe, Jeffrey Tambor, Jack Warden

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    Kelly McGillis, Garry Chalk, Jodie Foster

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    Maximilian Schell, Burt Lancaster, Werner Klemperer

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    Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn

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    Peter Coyote, Marg Helgenberger, Veanne Cox

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    Richard Gere, Frances McDormand, Stanley Anderson

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    Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Maury Chaykin

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    Debra Monk, Charlize Theron, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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    Jeremy Northam, Stellan Skarsgård, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Minnie Driver, Dash Mihok, Ruth Maleczech

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    George Clooney, Merritt Wever, David Zayas

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    Paul Michael Glaser, Bob Balaban, Paul Newman

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    Howard Rollins, Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington

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    Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou

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    Robert Duvall, John Lithgow, Sydney Pollack

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    Matt Damon, Randy Travis, Teresa Wright

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    Paul Winfield, Bradley Whitford, Greta Scacchi

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    Claire Danes, Paul Walker, Kate Beckinsale

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    Uta Hagen, Fisher Stevens, Christine Baranski

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    Edmund Gwenn, Jerome Cowan, Robert Gist

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    Harry Morgan, Paul Hartman, Spencer Tracy

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    Dennis Quaid, Joe Mantegna, Djanet Sears

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    Terence Stamp, Everett Quinton, Christine Baranski

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    Sam Neill, Nick Tate, Charles Dance

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    Ingrid Thulin, Holger Löwenadler, Georg Rydeberg

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