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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Away We Go (2009), Closed Circuit (2013), The Rainmaker (1997), My Cousin Vinny (1992), A Time to Kill (1996), Never Let Me Go (2010) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

7.3/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.

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Away We Go (2009)

Away We Go (2009)

7.0/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

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Closed Circuit (2013)

Closed Circuit (2013)

6.2/10 Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.

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The Rainmaker (1997)

The Rainmaker (1997)

7.2/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent insurance company.

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

7.6/10 Comedy, Crime

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.

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A Time to Kill (1996)

A Time to Kill (1996)

7.5/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

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Never Let Me Go (2010)

Never Let Me Go (2010)

7.1/10 Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.

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Find Me Guilty (2006)

Find Me Guilty (2006)

7.0/10 Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history.

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The Judge (2014)

The Judge (2014)

7.4/10 Crime, Drama

Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

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The Accused (1988)

The Accused (1988)

7.1/10 Crime, Drama

After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

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Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

7.2/10 Biography, Drama, Mystery

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.

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Shahid (2012)

Shahid (2012)

8.3/10 Drama, Crime, Biography

The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

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Conviction (2010)

Conviction (2010)

7.2/10 Biography, Crime, Drama

A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.

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Woman in Gold (2015)

Woman in Gold (2015)

7.3/10 Drama, Biography, History

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

8.3/10 Drama, Crime

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

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Primal Fear (1996)

Primal Fear (1996)

7.7/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

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Fracture (2007)

Fracture (2007)

7.2/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

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The Verdict (1982)

The Verdict (1982)

7.7/10 Drama

A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

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A Civil Action (1998)

A Civil Action (1998)

6.6/10 Drama

A tenacious lawyer takes on a case involving a major company responsible for causing several people to be diagnosed with leukemia due to the town's water supply being contaminated, at the risk of bankrupting his firm and career.

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OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

8.2/10 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

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Two Weeks Notice (2002)

Two Weeks Notice (2002)

6.1/10 Comedy, Romance

A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him.

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