Highest-Rated Movies about 'Judge', Sort by Popularity

Deadline (2004), The Laramie Project (2002), 12 Angry Men (1997), A Short Film About Killing (1988), Scott Turow's Innocent (2011), 12 Angry Men (1957), The Cheat (1915), The Specialist (1999) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Judge movies.

#1. Deadline (2004)

Storyline: In 2000, Illinois Gov. George Ryan ordered a moratorium on the death penalty after university students uncovered new evidence proving the innocence of 13 men on death row. This documentary follows the hearings held by a panel Ryan appointed to study the issue and interviews activists, scholars and prisoners, while examining the history of the American death penalty. As Ryan's time in office comes to an end, he must decide what steps to take to reform the judicial system.

Plot Keywords: governor, student, author, warden, judge, activist, engaging ...

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#6. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Storyline: The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young man is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open-and-shut case of murder soon becomes a detective story that presents a succession of clues creating doubt, and a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room.

Plot Keywords: architect, coach, businessperson, juror, judge, lawyer, tense ...

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#8. The Specialist (1999)

Storyline: When Adolf Eichmann is brought to a tribunal and charged with crimes against humanity, he describes himself as a bureaucrat doing his job. Eichmann, an officer in Hitler's Schutzstaffel, is responsible for planning the transportation and murder of millions of people during the Holocaust. Eyal Sivan's documentary is a meditation on his unthinkable crimes. Using hours of footage from Eichmann's trial, including testimonies from survivors, Sivan paints a frightening picture of a war criminal.

Plot Keywords: nazi, prosecutor, witness, judge, israeli, officer, somber ...

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#11. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Storyline: Berlinger and Sinofsky's documentary of a gruesome triple murder in West Memphis, Arkansas and the subsequent trials of three suspects, takes a hard look at both the occult and the American justice system in 'small-town' America. Three teenagers are accused of this horrific crime of killing three children, supposedly as a result of involvement in Satanism. As in their previous documentary, things turn out to be more complex than initial appearances and this film presents the real-life courtroom drama to the viewer, as it unfolds.—Tad Dibbern <[email protected]>

Plot Keywords: teen boy, adult, friend, father, girlfriend, judge, bleak ...

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#12. The Vernon Johns Story (1994)

Storyline: This biopic follows the life of Vernon Johns (James Earl Jones) -- now known as the father of the civil rights movement -- during the years he preceded Martin Luther King Jr. as minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Johns champions the cause of desegregation, clashing with local white authorities; the more cautious members of his own church; his wife (Mary Alice), who fears he'll lose his pulpit; and his children, who fear he will lose his life.

Plot Keywords: preacher, wife, daughter, judge, police officer, uplifting, suspenseful ...

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#13. Saint of 9/11 (2006)

Storyline: One of the most famous photographs of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is the image of the Rev. Mychal Judge's body being carried from the rubble of the World Trade Center. Filmmaker Glenn Holsten pays tribute to Judge, the unorthodox chaplain of the New York City Fire Department, focusing on his life and good works.

Plot Keywords: reverend, judge, chaplain, monk, homosexual, friend, inspiring ...

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#14. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Storyline: It has been three years since the most important Nazi leaders had already been tried. This trial is about 4 judges who used their offices to conduct Nazi sterilization and cleansing policies. Retired American judge, Dan Haywood has a daunting task ahead of him. The Cold War is heating up and no one wants any more trials as Germany, and Allied governments, want to forget the past. But is that the right thing to do is the question that the tribunal must decide.—Tony Fontana <[email protected]>

Plot Keywords: judge, defendant, lawyer, military officer, nazi, widow, dark ...

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#15. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

Storyline: In 1999, retired Argentinian federal justice agent Benjamín Espósito is writing a novel, using an old closed case as the source material. That case is the brutal rape and murder of Liliana Coloto. In addition to seeing the extreme grief of the victim's husband Ricardo Morales, Benjamín, his assistant Pablo Sandoval, and newly hired department chief Irene Menéndez-Hastings were personally affected by the case as Benjamín and Pablo tracked the killer, hence the reason why the unsatisfactory ending to the case has always bothered him. Despite the department already having two other suspects, Benjamín and Pablo ultimately were certain that a man named Isidoro Gómez is the real killer. Although he is aware that historical accuracy is not paramount for the novel, the process of revisiting the case is more an issue of closure for him. He tries to speak to the key players in the case, most specifically Irene, who still works in the justice department and who he has always been attracted to ...

Plot Keywords: criminal investigator, judge, love interest, newlywed, chilling, dark, engaging ...

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