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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.
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A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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

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Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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

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The Devil's Advocate Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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schuechen added 12 Angry Men Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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

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My Cousin Vinny Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

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The Verdict Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

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Runaway Jury Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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Inherit the Wind Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Piper Laurie

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

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JohnAWilson added Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

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North Country Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson

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The Pelican Brief Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

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The Rainmaker Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

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Michael Clayton George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

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The Gingerbread Man Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Famke Janssen

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

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Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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The Star Chamber Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto

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The People vs. Larry Flynt Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson

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The Client Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker

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Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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

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A Civil Action John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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Suspect Cher, Liam Neeson, Dennis Quaid

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Little Richard

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Trial and Error Charlize Theron, Jennifer Coolidge, Jeff Daniels

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Legal Eagles Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Terence Stamp

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Guilty by Suspicion Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, Martin Scorsese

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Ghosts of Mississippi Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

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Milo added I Confess Alfred Hitchcock, Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter

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Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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Just Cause Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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Breaker Morant Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson

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Class Action Gene Hackman, Laurence Fishburne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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Jagged Edge Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Lance Henriksen

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Dead Man Walking Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

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Changing Lanes Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Peet

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but chickens double d added Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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Skokie Eli Wallach, Carl Reiner, Brian Dennehy

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but chickens double d added Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Jennifer Coolidge

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Fracture Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike

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Double Jeopardy Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell