Lists by tcrane-282-142972
What makes a great legal drama? Is the film solely based on life in law school or in the courtroom? The films I have ranked all have that common thread of being solely based on either law school &/or a particular trial and personal trials that follow the staff. Many other great movies have large portions of the film that end with a trial or take place in the courtroom. In this list I am more interested in the "Jack McCoy" portion than the "Lennie Briscoe" leg work. If you have no idea what I am talking about, this list is definitely not for you. As always I finally rank the films based on the likelihood I would watch it again.
In ranking this order I asked myself how well did the director tell the story, did I feel invested in the story like I was there or apart of the action? Would those that actually were there want to see the movie? How closely did the screenwriters stay on message, or did they correctly edit so I did not fall asleep? And the question I always ask of any movie: Would I want to see it again?