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1. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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80 Metascore

A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 252,775 | Gross: $171.03M

2. A Few Good Men (1992)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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62 Metascore

Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 189,838 | Gross: $141.34M

3. My Cousin Vinny (1992)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield

Votes: 85,795 | Gross: $52.93M

4. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 141,243 | Gross: $125.55M

5. Devil's Knot (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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42 Metascore

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola, James Hamrick

Votes: 15,146

6. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

Votes: 186,321 | Gross: $77.32M

7. Pink (III) (2016)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury | Stars: Tapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Amitabh Bachchan

Votes: 20,758

8. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 68,854

9. The Rainmaker (1997)

PG-13 | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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72 Metascore

An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent Insurance company.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight

Votes: 48,315 | Gross: $45.86M

10. God's Not Dead 2 (2016)

PG | 120 min | Drama

4.2
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22 Metascore

When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her response lands her in deep trouble.

Director: Harold Cronk | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Hayley Orrantia

Votes: 7,213 | Gross: $20.77M

11. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 74,452 | Gross: $20.19M

12. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War

8.3
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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 48,006

13. The Accused (1988)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.1
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After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson, Leo Rossi

Votes: 25,309 | Gross: $32.07M

14. The Verdict (1982)

R | 129 min | Drama

7.8
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A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason

Votes: 27,858 | Gross: $54.00M

15. Runaway Jury (2003)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 78,971 | Gross: $49.44M

16. A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier

Votes: 6,981 | Gross: $22.10M

17. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 21,714

18. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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35 Metascore

Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas, Joel David Moore

Votes: 10,866 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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93 Metascore

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 11,711 | Gross: $15.45M

20. The Escape Artist (2013– )

180 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A junior barrister specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners.

Stars: David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, Gus Barry, Brid Brennan

Votes: 3,948

21. Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 84 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A charming but devious college student is accused of killing his wealthy father and attempting to murder his mother in their home while they slept.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Eric McCormack, Matt Barr, Lolita Davidovich, Kendra Anderson

Votes: 328

22. Class Action (1991)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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58 Metascore

Jed Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels, Joanna Merlin

Votes: 5,337 | Gross: $24.28M

23. I Want to Live! (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 4,482

24. Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.3
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Ken Harrison is an artist who makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he ... See full summary »

Director: John Badham | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Christine Lahti, Bob Balaban

Votes: 2,243

25. The Glass Shield (1994)

PG-13 | 109 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Michael Boatman, Lori Petty, Erich Anderson, Richard Anderson

Votes: 2,876 | Gross: $3.31M

26. The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Fionnula Flanagan, Ed Flanders, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 1,082

27. Boomerang! (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

Votes: 3,114

28. Twilight of Honor (1963)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.3
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A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Claude Rains, Joan Blackman

Votes: 384

29. Suing the Devil (2011)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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A down-and-out law student sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Satan appears to defend himself and the trial of the century and pleads the fifth. He readily admits that he cannot take on the flesh. Genesis 3:14 confirms this as he is only allowed to eat dust!

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Shannen Fields, Corbin Bernsen, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 3,560

30. The Affair (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A love story, set amongst the beginnings of the integration of Negro soldiers from America to England during World War II. A tragic tale of war, love, desire and injustice.

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Fox, Leland Gantt, Ned Beatty

Votes: 338

31. Jump! (2008)

105 min | Drama

6.2
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Police in 1928 Austria arrest Phillippe Halsman, of Jewish origin, for Patricide and allege that he killed his father, Morduch, while on a hiking trip. Phillippe is defended by a Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Sinclair | Stars: Ben Silverstone, Patrick Swayze, Martine McCutcheon, Heinz Hoenig

Votes: 508

32. Illegal (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield

Votes: 1,137

33. Damini (1993)

175 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The theme revolves around the character Damini who represents truth and innocence. After her marriage in renowned wealthy family, Damini happens to see a cruel act done by her ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Meenakshi Sheshadri, Tinnu Anand, Sulabha Arya, Suhas Bhalekar

Votes: 2,115

34. Good Day for a Hanging (1959)

Approved | 85 min | Western

6.3
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After claiming his daughter's childhood-sweetheart killed the marshal, one man finds himself in conflict with his daughter, his fiancée and many of the townsfolk.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Margaret Hayes, Robert Vaughn, Joan Blackman

Votes: 532

35. What Makes a Family (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.6
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A lesbian, artificially inseminated, gives birth, then dies, and her companion must fight to regain custody of the child from the dead woman's grandparents.

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Brooke Shields, Cherry Jones, Anne Meara, Al Waxman

Votes: 597

36. Libel (1959)

100 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A shell-shocked WWII veteran with memory problems is accused of being an impostor by a former comrade.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland, Paul Massie, Robert Morley

Votes: 725

37. The Chatterley Affair (2006 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two ... See full summary »

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Rafe Spall, Louise Delamere, Mary Healey, Gerard Horan

Votes: 375

38. The Incident (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Susan Blakely, Robert Carradine, Peter Firth

Votes: 403

39. Sesh Anka (2015)

130 min | Mystery

6.8
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A murder A convict A honest headstrong Cop And then steps in an old horse who is too good at the game! Now wait for 'The Last Act"

Director: Tathagata Banerjee | Stars: Mir Afsar Ali, Sanjeeb Banerjee, Tathagata Banerjee, Shankar Chakraborty

Votes: 97

40. Deiva Thirumagal (2011)

162 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.1
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A man with disabilities fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his opponent lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Vijay | Stars: Vikram, Anushka Shetty, Amala Paul, Nassar

Votes: 3,700

41. None Shall Escape (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, War

7.1
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The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers, Erik Rolf

Votes: 354

42. Trial of the Century (2016– )

Drama

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Fictional courtroom drama, showing how the trial of Padraig Pearse, one of the heroes of the 1916 Easter Rising, might have gone.

Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Andrew Bennett, David Heap, Mark Huberman

Votes: 6

43. The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

Drama | Pre-production

A psychiatrist discovers that a medication for the treatment of acne is causing teenagers to kill themselves, and the pharmaceutical company sets out on a campaign to destroy the source of the threat to their billion dollar a year drug.

Director: Doug Bremner | Stars: Peri Gilpin, Arye Gross, Cynthia Watros, Hannah Fierman

44. Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

3.9
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The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.

Director: Boris Petroff | Stars: Ronnie Burns, Pamela Lincoln, Darrell Howe, Judy Howard

Votes: 273

45. Qin Xiang Lian (1963)

124 min | Drama, Musical

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Directors: Yu-Hsin Chen, Chun Yen | Stars: Li Hua Li, Chun Yen, Chun Yang, Jackie Chan

Votes: 63

46. The Man from Galveston (1963)

57 min | Western

6.3
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In 1800s Texas, during the early days of circuit-courts, lawyers had to be handy with their guns as well as with their law books when facing lynch mobs bent on administering frontier justice.

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Preston Foster, James Coburn, Joanna Moore

Votes: 62

47. Incident in a Small Town (1994 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Walter Matthau and Harry Morgan star in this made-for-television drama, in which a judge in a small town discovers that the skeletons in his family closet are aired for all to see after he's named as a prime suspect in a murder.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Stephanie Zimbalist, Nick Stahl

Votes: 301

48. Richter Alexander Hold (2001– )

Crime, Drama

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Stars: Alexander Hold, Melissa Miles, Sewarion Kirkitadse, Ingo Lenßen

Votes: 161

49. Grahan (2001)

Crime, Drama

5.2
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Widowed Chief Minister Jagdish Acharya lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his daughter, Sunita and son, Sanjay. One day he gets a phone call from the Police Commissioner, informing him ... See full summary »

Director: Shashilal K. Nair | Stars: Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Anupama Verma, Prasad Purandhare

Votes: 60

50. Zlocin v Polné (2016– )

Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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An exciting drama from a detective history. In 1899 a dead girl - seamstress Anezka Hruzová - was found between the village of Veznicka and the town of Polná. She was 19 and she had a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jaroslav Plesl, Karel Hermánek Jr., Karel Roden, Gabriela Mícová

Votes: 36