A courtroom drama and other movies with lawyers in them 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 famous 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? You might also like funny lawyer movies like My Cousin Vinny.
This list has the best movies about lawyers, including classic lawyer movies: A Few Good Men, The Devil’s Advocate, To Kill a Mockingbird, Philadelphia, The Verdict, A Time to Kill, Presumed Innocent, The Firm and Kramer vs. Kramer.
Vote up your favorite lawyer movies you love.
Directed by: Rob ReinerA Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner, based on the play... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Robert MulliganTo Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Brad FurmanThe Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 American thriller film adapted from the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sidney LumetThe Verdict is a 1982 courtroom drama film that tells the story of a down-on-his-luck... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Barbet SchroederReversal of Fortune is a 1990 film adapted from the 1985 book Reversal of Fortune: Inside the... more on Wikipedia
The Devil’s Advocate
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Directed by: Jim SheridanIn the Name of the Father is a 1993 Irish-British-American biographical courtroom drama film... more on Wikipedia
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