Justice is one of the foremost fundamental rights of human beings. While different civilizations left their footprints on the face of earth, it was the law of the land that made or broke them. Along its way, the law took various forms and many turns to become strong and rigid. But it were those stories or incidents that made the law to be equipped to help the helpless from the clutches of the evil. At times it were a couple fighting for their love. Sometimes it was a man fighting for his fundamental rights. And at times, it came down to the humanity to fight against a tyrant.
All these made some great cases. And from those cases, came out some great movies. We, at The Cinemaholic, present the list of top courtroom drama movies of all time. Some of them can also be classified as legal thriller movies. You can also stream some of these best courtroom drama movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Michael Clayton (2007)
A lawyer, tired from the ongoing problem in his life, stops the car on a deserted place. He walks out of the car to admire a group of horses grazing when he suddenly his car bursts to flame. And thus starts Michael Clayton’s tryst with a system ridden with lies, guilt, corruption and that one thing that goes missing in everybody involved but him – ethics. George Clooney plays the titular character with such elan that he stands apart between giants such as Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Sydney Pollack. Playing a fixer in a law firm , who gets into trouble for standing his ground, Clooney keeps it right on the edge.
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9. Philadelphia (1994)