Injustice revelations, corrupt systems, and politicians and plot twists that make you rewind the entire film back to the start because you missed on one tiny dialogue that was really important. If you watch courtroom movies because of all this, you’re just like me. But courtroom dramas are not a new trend, they’ve been here since ages, not just in movies but books as well, from classics like ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird‘ and ‘The Wrong Man’ to modern emotional movies like ‘The Judge’. Some of these movies can even prove to be educational for aspiring lawyers and some of them hold political and historical significance that can add value to anyone’s general knowledge.
You may have different reasons to watch these kind of movies; maybe you love the intense drama that revolves around courtroom debates or you want to learn more about the historical significance of an event. So keeping all that in mind, we have managed to compile a small list of some of the finest courtroom movies for you. Here’s the list of really good courtroom movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
7. Rustom (2016)
‘Rustom’ is a Bollywood film that is inspired by the true story of a Naval Officer who was accused of murdering his wife’s lover. The film follows a lot of courtroom scenes where the officer, whose name is Rustom, tries to prove his innocence by revealing the deeper truth behind why he killed the man in the first place. The film has some major plot twists by the end and the lead actor Akshay Kumar does a great job playing the role of an officer. The film is great but it’s far from the actual story and the plot has been twisted and turned in a way to make it look like a patriotic movie to please the crowd.
But the real story was actually a story of crime and adultery that was no way even close to the events described in the movie. It still is quite an entertaining film, though, with failed attempts of portraying comedy in a courtroom. But regardless of all the flaws and a little bit of sexism in the film with respect to adultery, the film is actually decent for a one time watch and the last scene where the protagonist shot three bullets is very smartly written.
6. Shahid (2012)