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


Spider Baby (1964), Inherit the Wind (1960), Character (1997), Red Riding: 1983 (2009), The Father of My Children (2009), 12 Angry Men (1957), Murder! (1930), The Candidate (1972) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Lawyer movies.


Spider Baby (1964)

A servant (Lon Chaney Jr.) watches over family members who, by the age of 10, begin devolving into primitive, cannibalistic creatures.

chauffeur, child, lawyer, relative, sister, cousin, eerie

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Inherit the Wind (1960)

A fundamentalist orator (Fredric March) opposes a liberal lawyer (Spencer Tracy) defending a Darwinist teacher in the 1920s South.

lawyer, teacher, reporter, intense, somber, suspenseful, witty

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Character (1997)

Young lawyer Katadreuffe (Fedja van Huêt) is the chief suspect in the murder of the cold-hearted bailiff Dreverhaven (Jan Decleir). The two have long been rivals, waging personal battles through the courts, and Katadreuffe was observed leaving the scene of the crime. Giving his testimony to police, Katadreuffe effectively tells his life story, in which his ambition for success in the legal world was driven by a hatred of his biological father -- who was, secretly, Dreverhaven.

lawyer, bailiff, mother, love interest, police detective, dense, fiery

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Red Riding: 1983 (2009)

The disappearance of a young girl leads a Yorkshire detective (David Morrissey) to believe that he may have helped convict the wrong man of murder three years earlier.

lawyer, disabled person, police detective, police chief, mother, bleak, suspenseful

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The Father of My Children (2009)

Grégoire's life seems perfect, he has a job as a film producer and a beautiful wife and child, but when Grégoire's financial and emotional reserves reach a breaking point his family's love and resilience is tested.

father, wife, daughter, sister, lawyer, film studio executive, brooding

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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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Murder! (1930)

Actress Edna Druce is found dead, and fellow thespian Diana Baring (Norah Baring) can't explanation why she's holding the murder weapon. Diana seems destined for conviction and the death penalty, but juror Sir John Menier (Herbert Marshall) thinks she's innocent. An actor himself, Sir John collects clues and revisits the crime scene in an attempt to clear Diana, but his noble efforts might finger another performer with ties to Edna and Diana's touring company.

activist, murderer, lawyer, juror, actress, actor, dark

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The Candidate (1972)

An image maker (Peter Boyle) grooms the son (Robert Redford) of a political boss (Melvyn Douglas) for a token bid in a U.S. Senate race.

lawyer, campaign manager, senator, father, disheartening, brash, fascinating

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Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

An 1880s Brooklyn boy (Freddie Bartholomew) is summoned to England by his grandfather (C. Aubrey Smith) and raised as a lord.

heir, earl, mother, lawyer, impostor, tender, charming

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Raw Deal: A Question of Consent (2001)

Filmmaker Billy Corben looks at the circumstances leading up to an alleged rape at a college fraternity house. Actual footage shot the night of the party is shown, the same footage that was used to persuade the police not to press charges in the case.

frat boy, young woman, police officer, lawyer, fascinating, uneasy, university

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The Nun (1966)

Forced into a nunnery in 18th-century France, a woman (Anna Karina) becomes an object of lust and persecution there.

nun, mother superior, priest, father, mother, lawyer, bleak

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Nowhere in Africa (2001)

A Jewish lawyer (Merab Ninidze), his wife (Juliane Köhler) and their 5-year-old daughter move to Kenya in 1938 to escape Nazi persecution.

lawyer, wife, daughter, cook, soldier, brooding, uneasy

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Hidden Agenda (1990)

In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner (Frances McDormand) and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan (Brad Dourif), struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in the streets, Jessner teams up with Peter Kerrigan (Brian Cox), a British investigator acting against the will of his own government, and struggles to uncover a conspiracy that may even implicate one of Kerrigan's colleagues.

activist, detective, terrorist, lawyer, government official, partner, suspenseful

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Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

lawyer, wife, defendant, prosecutor, nurse, witness, gripping

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Incendies (2010)

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

mother, sister, father, brother, employer, lawyer, profound

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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

young girl, young boy, lawyer, neighbor, defendant, drunk, emotional

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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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The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002)

"The Execution of Wanda Jean" chronicles the life-and-death battle of Wanda Jean Allen. By telling one woman's story, the film becomes an unforgettable exploration into one of America's most controversial moral and political dilemmas: the death penalty. "The Execution of Wanda Jean" is an unflinching investigation of the role that poverty, mental health, race, and sexuality play within the criminal justice system.

prisoner, african-american woman, death row inmate, lawyer, lesbian, disturbing, emotional

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

A New York adman (Cary Grant) and his calm wife (Myrna Loy) buy a big old fixer-upper in rural Connecticut.

advertising executive, wife, real estate agent, lawyer, architect, witty, amusing

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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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I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.

veteran, prisoner, guard, landlady, lawyer, bleak, brutal

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Alex & Eve (2015)

A Greek Orthodox teacher falls in love with a Lebanese Muslim lawyer. Their relationship is forbidden by both families, but the two cannot stay away from each other.

teacher, lawyer, father, mother, amusing, heartwarming, melodramatic

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Roxie Hart (1942)

A Roaring '20s Chicago dancer (Ginger Rogers) sways her murder-trial jury; her lawyer (Adolphe Menjou) shows her how.

dancer, husband, reporter, lawyer, thief, foreman, brash

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Alter Ego (2017)

Alter Ego tells the story of Ada Igwe "played by Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde" who is bent on bringing child molesters and sexual offenders to justice. But she has her own demons, an insatiable desire for sexual escapades.

attorney, lawyer, sex addict, victim, melodramatic, tense, sultry

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Inherit the Wind (1960)

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

lawyer, teacher, reporter, intense, somber, suspenseful, witty

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On the Waterfront (1954)

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

dockworker, mobster, lawyer, priest, sister, brooding, gritty

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

senator, outlaw, lawyer, rancher, gritty, engaging, brooding

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Contratiempo (2016)

A successful entrepreneur accused of murder and a witness preparation expert have less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence.

businessman, dead person, murder suspect, lawyer, wife, lover, emotional

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My Brother's Keeper (1995)

Twins (John Lithgow), one HIV-positive, go to court to fight for a bone-marrow transplant not covered by insurance.

teacher, twin, lawyer, friend, mother, emotional, inspiring

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A Dry White Season (1989)

A white South African challenges government policies when he accuses a police captain of the murder of a black man.

teacher, police officer, lawyer, gardener, gripping, rousing, powerful

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