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


Stairway to Heaven (1946), 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) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Judge movies.


Stairway to Heaven (1946)

A British airman escapes death by mistake and resists the messenger who keeps summoning him to the beyond.

pilot, conductor, radio operator, doctor, judge, angel, airy

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Deadline (2004)

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.

governor, student, author, warden, judge, activist, engaging

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The Laramie Project (2002)

Two young men face murder charges for the beating of Matthew Shepard, a homosexual student at the University of Wyoming.

gay/lesbian, murderer, reporter, police detective, police officer, judge, emotional

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12 Angry Men (1997)

One (Jack Lemmon) of 12 jurors holds out in the case of a boy (George C. Scott) from the slums who is accused of killing his father.

juror, judge, latino, priest, inspiring, tense, uneasy

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A Short Film About Killing (1988)

A young lawyer (Krzysztof Globisz) in Warsaw represents a drifter (Mirosław Baka) who killed a malicious cabdriver (Jan Tesarz).

troubled youth, taxi driver, defense attorney, girl, wife, judge, brutal

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Scott Turow's Innocent (2011)

After a judge (Bill Pullman) is accused of murdering his wife, an affair from his past threatens to destroy his defense.

judge, son, wife, tense, disturbing, dark, bleak

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12 Angry Men (1957)

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

architect, coach, businessperson, juror, judge, lawyer, tense

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The Cheat (1915)

After a wealthy man (Sessue Hayakawa) brands a woman (Fannie Ward) for revoking their loan agreement, she shoots him, and her husband (Jack Dean) takes the blame in court.

wife, husband, aristocrat, judge, socialite, juror, brash

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The Specialist (1999)

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.

nazi, prosecutor, witness, judge, israeli, officer, somber

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Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1993)

Divorced and ruined in Paris, a Polish hairdresser (Zbigniew Zamachowski) gets even with his French ex-wife (Julie Delpy).

immigrant, wife, judge, boss, hairdresser, brother, dark

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Madeleine (1950)

Upper-class Madeleine Smith (Ann Todd) stands trial for killing her French lover (Ivan Desny) in Victorian Scotland.

suspect, lover, father, wealthy man, lawyer, judge, melodramatic

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

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

teen boy, adult, friend, father, girlfriend, judge, bleak

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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)

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.

preacher, wife, daughter, judge, police officer, uplifting, suspenseful

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Saint of 9/11 (2006)

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.

reverend, judge, chaplain, monk, homosexual, friend, inspiring

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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.

judge, defendant, lawyer, military officer, nazi, widow, dark

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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

criminal investigator, judge, love interest, newlywed, chilling, dark, engaging

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John Grisham's The Rainmaker (1997)

A Memphis law school graduate (Matt Damon) aids a battered wife (Claire Danes) and fights a corporate lawyer (Jon Voight) for insurance benefits for a dying man.

attorney, paralegal, abused wife, mother, son, judge, gripping

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

judge, priest, witness, dark, fascinating, powerful, france

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In the Name of the Father (1993)

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

thief, father, barrister, judge, friend, police detective, disturbing

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Three Colors: Red (1994)

A model discovers a retired judge is keen on invading people's privacy.

model, boyfriend, neighbor, girlfriend, emotional, playful, geneva

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...And Justice for All (1979)

A lawyer (Al Pacino) in contempt of court agrees to defend a judge (John Forsythe) he hates, accused of rape.

lawyer, judge, prisoner, quirky, gritty, courtroom, maryland

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The Thin Blue Line (1988)

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

drifter, murderer, petty criminal, judge, psychiatrist, cop, dark

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Festival (2005)

Following a number of performers and judges who converge at the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Several tales are interwoven as the judge of a comedy award drives his personal assistant to distraction (and the bottle), a would-be comedienne tries to get her big break, and an actress mounts her earnest and challenging one-woman play.

struggling actor, judge, television star, competitor, assistant, comedian, madcap

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Harvey (1950)

Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

alcoholic, sister, doctor, manager, daughter, judge, winsome

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Mugabe and the White African (2009)

An intimate and moving account of one family's extraordinary courage in the face of overwhelming injustice and brutality.

government official, judge, engaging, gripping, inspiring, rousing, farm

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Sacco and Vanzetti (1971)

The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

shoemaker, peddler, prosecutor, wife, judge, defense attorney, emotional

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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

father, mother, son, friend, lawyer, judge, emotional

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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

A judge (Myrna Loy) orders a playboy (Cary Grant) to date her infatuated teenage sister (Shirley Temple) to cure the girl's crush on him.

playboy, judge, teen girl, psychiatrist, district attorney, boyfriend, cheeky

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Punishment Park (1971)

"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types across the desert in a type of capture the flag game. The soldiers vow not to interfere with the rebels' progress and merely shepherd them along to their destination. At that point, ha...Read all

prisoner, judge, federal agent, police chief, activist, frightful, bleak

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The Page Turner (2006)

Years after a famous pianist's (Catherine Frot) disregard ruins her audition, a young woman (Déborah François) sets in motion an elaborate plan of revenge.

pianist, judge, parent, dark, intricate, france, music conservatory

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