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A well-told child custody case in which the characters played by the two lead actors are involved in emotional litigation over who will get custody of their young son. Good for a few laughs if you are willing to ignore rules of evidence and civil procedure. One of the young men avoids the death penalty because of his age but the other is hanged, despite his having the mental capacity of a young child. All of the characters are quite flawed, including the Moscow lawyer, a friend of the couple, who represents them in fighting back against the mayor. Some fairly funny courtroom scenes involving Carrey. Read Vincent Canby's review here in The New York Times. The documentary has a Rotten Tomatoes rating in the high 90% range. Directed by Norman Jewison and starring Danny De Vito as a corporate raider and Gregory Peck as the patriarch of the company targeted by Danny De Vito. Starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay "The Bionic Woman" Wagner and John Houseman as Professor Kingsfield. A documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about the prosecution of 3 teenagers in Arkansas for the brutal murder of 3 young boys. Another reasonably entertaining movie based on one of John Grisham's novels. Starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love and Edward Norton as the lawyer. A bio-pic that tells the story of Hustler founder Larry Flynt and his "battle" to defend his freedom of expression (to publish men's magazines and to parody public figures).

Tells the story of a child murderer in Germany and the police hunt to track him down, resulting in a staged trial used to force a confession from the accused and obtain a conviction, making the point of the importance of legal representation in criminal trials to ensure justice, even for the most abhorrent crimes. This 10-episode documentary, available on Netflix, tells the story of Steven Avery, and his fight within the Wisconsin judicial system regarding his wrongful conviction for rape and his fight with the police officers who put in him jail (note: this summary is brief to avoid including spoiler alerts). This movie tells the story of lawyer Michael Clayton, played by Clooney, who is described as the law firm's "fixer" or "janitor," cleaning up the "messes" of the firm or its clients. When the Macy's Santa Clause, who claims to be the real Kris Kringle, is institutionalized, he is defended in court by the boyfriend of the young girl's mother who tries to prove his client is not insane. Christian Slater plays a young lawyer who takes on the case of a prisoner of Alcatraz who is wrongfully put into solitary confinement for years and becomes insane as a result. This documentary tells the story of a painting (entitled "Portrait of Waly") by Austrian painter Egon Schiele that was stolen by Nazis during their occupation of Austria from its owner, Lea Bondi Jaray, a Jewish art gallery owner.

An excellent movie that documents the film-maker's battle with the Dole Company who filed suit to ban the launch of his earlier movie (Banana's! The story, based on Melville's novel, of Billy Budd, accused of mutiny on the high seas of the murder of the ship's Master-of-Arms. Body Heat (1981): Although not really law-related per se, this drama, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, tells the story of a not very reputable small town lawyer, played by William Hurt, and his affair with a married woman, played by Kathleen Turner, and their plot to murder her husband. A fairly implausible story of an accused (play by Madonna) charged with murdering a wealthy old man for his money (through sex). Read the Turner Classic Movie review here for the 1962 version and the New York Times review of the 1991 version here. A captivating documentary of a high school teacher, his wife and their three sons and their involvement in the criminal justice system when the father and youngest son are charged with sexual crimes involving children. " is reflected in the questions raised by the director regarding the prosecution and defence of the accused. Tells the true story of General Billy Mitchell, a Word War I air combat commander who was court-martialed for criticizing those in the military elite for incompetence. Although the story focuses on his character's relationship with his two daughters while his wife and their mother is hospitalized after a boating accident, there are a number of law-related scenes as Clooney's character must deal with whether to commercialize the property or keep it in its pristine state. His tape gets mixed up with a surveillance tape and he is chased through the streets of Paris on his motor-scooter with some of the best chase scenes ever.

Starring Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, and one of Julianne Moore's earlier movie roles. Three Australian lieutenants are treated as scapegoats when prosecuted for executing prisoners of war. The movie currently has a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, and Fred Mac Murray. This movie tells the story of an alleged mutiny aboard a Navy destroyerminesweeper in the Pacific in World War II, with Humphrey Bogart playing Captain Queeg. A 1991 remake starred Nick Nolte as the lawyer and Robert De Niro as the stalker. An extremely hilarious Australian comedy dealing with, of all things, expropriation (hence the title, which stems from the saying "A man's home is his castle"). Based on John Grisham's novel, the story of a young lawyer who defends his racist grandfather who is on death row for murdering two Jewish boys. Chicago (2002): This Rob Marshall-directed musical is on the periphery of being considered a law-related movie, but the character of Billy Flynn as a sleazy lawyer, played admirably by Richard Gere, puts it on the edge of falling within my definition (plus I liked it not too many law-related movies can claim good dancing and music). Read the original New York Times review from 1933 here. Otto Preminger directs an all-star cast led by Gary Cooper and including Hawaii Five-O notable Jack Lord and Elizabeth Montgomery from Bewitched. Although it debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, it is only scheduled for release in March 2017 on the TV network channel Lifetime, according to its Wikipedia entry. The movie raises important questions about the ethics of the death penalty versus the impact of crime on victims and their families and spirituality and forgiveness. This Oscar-nominated movie has George Clooney playing a lawyer in Hawaii who is also the trustee of a family trust owning a large tract of unspoiled ocean-front property. Read Gene Siskel's negative review here from the Chicago Tribune. The movie tells the story of a young man who makes a bootleg recording of an elusive opera singer.

An excellent Australian court-martial movie set in the time of the Boer War. There are good courtroom scenes as well as scenes showing the ethical dilemmas facing the lawyer played by Tom Hanks. Also made into a "made for TV movie" in 1988 directed by Robert Altman and starring Eric Bogosian, Jeff Daniels and Brad Davis. Starring Gregory Peck as the small town lawyer whose family is terrorized by a man (played by Robert Mitchum) put into jail on the testimony of the lawyer. Read Roger Ebert's online review (3.5 out of 4 stars). Starring Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman and Faye Dunaway. The movie raises issues of privacy, national security, whistle-blowing, and state immunity. Her "conviction" in her brother's innocence leads to her returning to school - and eventually law school - to help overturn her brother's wrongful conviction through DNA evidence (with the help of Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project. Counsellor at Law (1933): Since I have not seen this movie, starring John Barrymore as the lawyer, I rely on the IMDB summary, in these terms, to describe the movie: Successful attorney has his Jewish heritage and poverty-stricken background brought home to him when he learns his wife has been unfaithful. Based on the true story of an Australian mother who is charged for the murder of her daughter despite her claim that a dingo stole her baby from their tent. This appears to be a courtroom drama involving child custody, with the judge being played by Viola Davis and the lawyer by Hayden Panettiere. A well told story of a nun (played by Susan Sarandon) who visits and cares for a prisoner on death row (played by Sean Penn). The movie has consistently had a Rotten Tomatoes rating in the 80% range since being released. Directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller. A fairly stupid story of Keanu Reeves, as a young, successful lawyer who loses his soul and gets recruited by a major New York law firm headed by the "devilish" Al Pacino. This drama tells the story of a senior employee (played by Michael Douglas) accused of sexual harassment by a co-worker (played by Demi Moore). I decided to include this movie since it was included in a University of Chicago Law School Film Festival, presumably because of the copyright issues raised by bootleg concert tapes.