Best Legal Movies Based on True Stories

Based on the true story that shocked a nation in the summer of 1988, revealing the outrageous amount of mistakes made by the media and police in a half-baked attempt to save hostages. A three-part drama based on the crimes of convicted murderer Malcolm Webster. Fun fact: The novel on which the film is based was written by John D. Voelker (under the pseudonym Robert Traver), a Michigan Supreme Court justice. Based on real events. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy. The inspiration that each of us finds in watching court movies is to fight for good or evil, including the various conflicts that also arise. So, what have been the best courtroom movies of all time? In this film, written and directed by Steven Zaillian and based on a true story, John Travolta plays personal injury lawyer Jan Schlichtmann. Schlichtmann finds himself in a case that, while seemingly simple at first, is incredibly difficult in the end and seems to have the potential to be his downfall. Based on the true story of life set in 1979, this film follows the murders of Susan Reinert (Stockard Channing) and her two children in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years. Garrow`s Law is the true story of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused and introduced the concept of “the innocent until proven guilty” at London`s Old Bailey. An Irish journalist writes a number of articles about drug traffickers. Before 2012`s Magic Mike, his Oscar-winning appearance at the Dallas Buyers Club and 2014`s True Detective brought what became known as “McConaissance” to the next level, the Dazed and Confused star has already found entertaining ways to shake up his relaxed personality.

The Lincoln Lawyer, an adaptation of a long series of novels by Bosch author Michael Connelly, is a fairly predictable, sometimes clumsy legal thriller, reinforced by McConaughey`s judicial charisma and the charm of the bailiff. Whether he`s chatting with his driver (Laurence Mason), flirting with his ex-wife (Marisa Tomei), or speaking out at his manipulative client (a pleasantly despicable Ryan Phillippe), McConaughey`s Mick Haller is the kind of slightly slimy hero you can`t help but get excited about. Plus, like the 90s thrillers, from which it is clearly inspired, The Lincoln Lawyer has a stacked supporting cast (Bryan Cranston! William H. Macy! Michael Peña! Josh Lucas! John Leguizamo! Shea Whigham!) This helps to sell all the ridiculous twists and turns of the plot. Another film that focuses on common miscarriages of justice and how they are often associated with an accused`s race or economic status, “Just Mercy,” tells the true story of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative. At the beginning of the film, Stevenson, a leader of the criminal justice reform movement, moves to Alabama to take over the case of Walter “Johnny D.” McMillian, a black man wrongly convicted of murdering a white woman. He spends the rest of the hour and a half trying to erase McMillian`s name and get him out of prison. There is a whole category of films that focus on telling the stories of those who walk around our courtrooms. Think of blockbusters like “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “Rules of Engagement,” classics like “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “12 Angry Men,” the heartbreaking “Philadelphia,” and even the laughing darling “Legally Blonde.” Some of these films are completely fictional, others are based on facts, and then there are those that were extracted directly from the headlines and copied word for word from court records. The last two categories tend to make the most captivating movies. RBG – The incredible life and work of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed an impressive legal legacy while becoming a surprising pop culture icon.

Length: 98 minutes Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel Watch the movie: RBG From legal dramas to biopics, you may be surprised to know which legal films come from real-life inspirations. To that end, The Patel Firm compiled a list of seven legal movies based on true stories that would make great weekend clocks. Read on to find out which ones you`ve already seen and which ones you need to add to your watchlist. George Clooney made a career as the Grey Knights, and his work as the lead character in this icy New York thriller could be the culmination of his work. Clayton is a super cynical, debt-ridden “repairer,” stuck in damages control amid a massive class action lawsuit. (Think of Olivia Pope from Scandal, but somehow more intense.) He also plays poker, drives exploding cars and makes his best impression of Shiva, the god of death. Tony Gilroy`s legal drama, which has received seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, is fun in this way how complex conspiracy threads can be, and it has a handful of memorable exchanges — wait until you see the final confrontation with Tilda Swinton. Now I am ashamed. I`ve only seen 3 and I only remember My Cousin Vinny & 12 Angry Men. I don`t remember much philadelphia, the only other movie I`ve seen, but part of me was slightly surprised that To Kill A Mockingbird wasn`t on this list since Philadelphia.

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