The following list of movies about lawyers must be a big inspiration for those who want to pursue their dream to become outstanding lawyers. Many on this list are based on true stories during the history and win many reputable awards and nominations right after their release. Let introduce to you the best lawyers movies to date!

Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men gets inspired by a controversial case in which an 18-year-old defendant is accused of killing his father. A jury of 12 men starts their session and all want to end the case as soon as possible because the evidence is very obvious, except for one man. He doesn’t want to put an end to a person’s living within 10 minutes and that’s why he decides to persuade others to seek more evidence.

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The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer revolves around Mick Haller - a street lawyer in Los Angeles. Without a private office, Mick Haller almost lives and works on his Lincoln car at the same time. That may be why his customers mainly consist of criminals, thugs, and those who can’t afford to hire a reputable lawyer. One day, Mick is asked to become an advocate for a playboy in Beverly Hills, Louis Roulet. This case marks a new page in his career.

To Kill A Mockingbird

Speaking of the best movies about lawyers, To Kill A Mockingbird is a must-watch. Based on the novel of the same name by Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird is set in a small town in Alabama, the United States in the 1930s when many people are obviously racists. Atticus Finch, a white lawyer, is assigned to become an advocate for Tom, a black man who is accused of raping a white woman. In a small town full of prejudice, that means Tom is guilty and Atticus gets into big trouble when feeling sympathetic to Tom. His efforts to prove that Tom is innocent are unacceptable.

To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird.

The Paper Chase

James Hart, a first-year student at Harvard, has the worst-ever beginning. Thinking that the first class is just to introduce the program, he doesn’t prepare anything and then can’t answer the unpredictable questions of Professor Kingsfield. The Paper Chase mentions the whole progress James Hart experiences to move from the first group (including those who have given up) to the third group (upper echelon).

The Godfather

It is seemingly odd to categorize The Godfather as one of the best movies lawyers must watch. However, the movie successfully depicts a part of law enforcement in the 1950s when the law may become both a tool and legal rights. The Godfather revolves around the Corleone family from 1945 to 1955. It has been recognized as one of the best movies of all time and won many reputable nominations and awards.

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Fracture starts when millionaire engineer Ted Crawford has ended a business trip and discovers his wife Jennifer has a love affair with detective Robert Nunally. Instead of accusing her, he silently follows her to the hotel in which she dates her secret lover. Ted then shoots his wife; however, the police can’t find the gun. Does young attorney Willy Beachum find out how Ted kills his wife? Watch Fracture to learn why this movie receives such much acclaim!

Bridge Of Spies

A top movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks as lawyer James B Donovan. Bridge Of Spies tells a story about the arrest and legal defense for Rudolf Abel, a defendant who gets convicted of spying for the Soviet Union during the Cold War. There are a lot of dramatic court scenes, showing the ethical dilemmas that the lawyer (Tom Hanks) has to face.

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For those who are looking for movies about law firms, Conviction that is directed by Tony Goldwyn and stars Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell is a great option. The movie revolves around a true-based story of Bette Ann Waters, a single mom whose brother gets wrongly convicted of murder. To prove that her brother is innocent, she once again follows her law study with the hope to take up this case.


Selma is directed by Ava Du Vernay and stars David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo. It tells a story about the human rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his efforts to campaign for equal voting rights of the people of South America. With a rating of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, Selma definitely deserves a try.

Above are 9 movies about lawyers that must be a great inspiration for law students and fans in love with legal movies. How many movies on this list have you ever watched? Which movie suits you the most? Tell us in the comment box below.

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