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Your favourite law movie of all time?

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10 years 2 months ago #1 by Actor
Hey guys,

I saw this amazing movie Ek Ruka Hua Faisla – a copy of 12 Angry Men – some days back and I kept thinking about all the other wonderful movies on the subject of law.

Instantly, came to my mind a few more names…To Kill a Mockingbird, My Cousin Vinny, Anatomy of a Murder, Disclosure – not predominantly ‘law based’, but intriguing story on sexual harassment which most people would agree is a big menace – and it’s Hindi version Aitraaz.

Wow!! Think I’m turning into a movie buff. I want to see more.

What are your top 3 favourite law movies or what are maoy be (good) Hindi adaptations of an English movie on law?
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10 years 2 months ago #2 by NLS Grad
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1) ... And Justice For All

2) A Few Good Men

3) The Rainmaker
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10 years 2 months ago #3 by Sachin
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Judgement at Nuremberg
Find me guilty
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10 years 2 months ago #4 by buffy
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Devil's Advocate. I know it is not a very good movie and keanu reeves is awful but I really like it. Something about the idea of the devil choosing a profession and being a lawyer is apt.

But for no contest: To Kill a Mockinbird. what a movie (and book!), proabably the best courtroom drama of all time!!
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10 years 2 months ago #5 by Anon
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Philadelphia is a must watch.

Also, the Firm and Runaway Jury are movies based on Grisham's best.
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10 years 2 months ago #6 by ashis09
My list would be as follows (not necessarily in any order):

1. Inherit the Wind
2. 12 Angry Men/ Ek Ruka Hua Faisla
3. To Kill A Mocking Bird
4. The Verdict
5. And Justice For All
6. Judgment at Nuremberg
7. A Time To Kill
8. Runaway Jury
9. Philadelphia
10. A Few Good Men
11. Chicago (although it was a musical)
12. Primal Fear
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10 years 2 months ago #7 by guest
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witness for prosecution
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10 years 2 months ago #8 by Not Robert Redford
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Anyone else like Robert Redford movie Legal Eagles from 1986? Made me want to become a lawyer when saw as a kid, sad as that is. Little did I know what real law is like...
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10 years 2 months ago #9 by Spinbad
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Intolerable Cruelty is a pretty funny one too. Liar, Liar?
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10 years 2 months ago #10 by old timer
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I watched My Cousin Vinny last night on one of the movie channels - hadnt seen it for ages, forgot how good it was!!

Does anyone know any new releases that are any good? Seems like there haven't been any good law movies in ages. Maybe they just dont make them like they used to do??? Maybe the Grisham and high powered dramatic lawyers era died in the 90s!!
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10 years 2 months ago #11 by Mohit
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Michael Clayton- the movie is based on law firm politics.
Twelve Angry Man
Judgement at Nuremberg
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10 years 1 month ago #12 by Anon
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What about Sleepers? It has very good court room drama towards the end.
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10 years 1 month ago #13 by off to videoshop
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great suggestions!! I'm going out to DVD shop to get Michael Clayton right now, it looks really good and have never heard of it before.
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10 years 1 month ago #14 by Bharat Sharma
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I don't know whether I have got the spelling wrong, but go watch 'Dhund', still gives me goosebumps. Its stars, Danny, Zeenat etc. Amazing storyline, will keep you guessing right till the end.
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10 years 1 month ago #15 by legallyinfantile
Again not in any order:

To Kill a Mockingbird

Primal Fear

Paradise Lost

12 Angry Men

Erin Brockovich

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Accused

Michael Clayton

A Few Good Men

A Soldier's Story

A Time to Kill

Witness for the Prosecution

Presumed Innocent

The Young Philadelphians

Fury

Anatomy of a Murder

Judgement at Nuremburg

My hindi favorite remains - Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho. If you guys havent watched it, go home today and pick this one up. The litigators are going to love it.

Maybe someone can write a guest blog post for me on kanoon, adalat, law and movies on legallyinfantile.wordpress.com
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10 years 1 month ago #16 by sanjay.khan.nagra
12 Angry Men
To Kill A Mocking Bird
Philadelphia
A Few Good Men
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10 years 1 month ago #17 by Sumit
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The Firm
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9 years 10 months ago #18 by Shweta
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so true...dey r amazing movies 2 watch :-)
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9 years 10 months ago #19 by Pukhraj
Hey u guys must watch "Fracture"
its a new movie, n awesome.
Murder-trial, confession of accused, defending his own case, n wins
then new turn

Must watch
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9 years 10 months ago #20 by Prashant_Prakhar
'Law abiding citizen' is a good one based on Law and order.
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9 years 10 months ago #21 by kianganz
Top 20 movies for law students - just stumbled across this list:

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Twelve Angry Men
3. Anatomy of a Murder
4. Kramer v. Kramer
5. Michael Clayton
6. The Accused
7. The Verdict
8. Inherit the Wind
9. The Paper Chase
10. Erin Brockovich
11. The Thin Blue Line
12. Murder in the First
13. And Justice for All
14. Presumed Innocent
15. Class Action
16. A Few Good Men
17. The Firm
18. My Cousin Vinny
19. A Time to Kill
20. North Country

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Kian Ganz, Publishing editor, LegallyIndia.com
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9 years 9 months ago #22 by DD
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Legally Blonde!!
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9 years 7 months ago #23 by Dushyant Arora
I'm surprised how no one's mentioned erin brocovich?
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9 years 7 months ago #24 by muvi buff
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i m surprised hw 'rainmaker' has no mention.. also 'runaway jury' n 'pelican brief' is gr8..
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9 years 7 months ago #25 by HEHEHE!
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What about DAMINI??THE SUNNY DEOL STARRER!
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