Courtroom drama is one of the most interesting movie genres. Hollywood has given us lot of some really good lawyer movies in the past. Some are jury themed movies such as 12 Angry Men, Runaway Jury and some are trial movies such as Anatomy of a Murder, The Judge etc. Great lawyer movies not just have a gripping theme but also have the most fascinating lawyers handling the cases. These compelling attorneys take the movie viewing to the next levels and leads to multiple watching. Here is a list of top movies about lawyers ever made. You can watch some of these best lawyer movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. A Civil Action (1998)
Jerry Facher is one of the most experienced Attorneys in the business. He also teaches in the Law schools. He knows how to conduct a trial. He is calm and composed and that helps him asses the progress of the suit correctly. He knows what to ask and what not to ask in a trial. He is very subtle person. You don’t see him in action much. But he is good at playing mind games and destroys the opponents’ rhythm. With a ball and an old radio in hand following the ball games always, he might come across as an irreverent. But make no mistakes, he is playing his cards very closely. He lets his opponent think they can run away with a verdict of their wish. But Mr. Facher will have the last laugh.
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9. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Mickey Haller is a Criminal Defence Attorney who runs his office from the backseat of his Lincoln Tower car. He lives with a principle that every client is as scary as an innocent man and if he screws up and the client goes to prison, he will never be able to live with that. So he gives a fight for all of his clients. He tries his best to cut a deal with the DA for lesser or no term for his clients. He is the one who has a clear head above his shoulder. He works with an investigator and checks both the client’s story and the DA’s. So what did he do when his current rich filthy client, who is charged with an assault, becomes responsible for a crime for which his former innocent client is doing his life term in prison? His investigator is murdered. Mickey is pinned on that case. His family is threatened. He is bound by the Attorney Client Privilege. What are his odds of putting the guilty in prison in place of the innocent? He did what he do the best. He cut a deal with DA. He sets up a prison informant to spill the beans about client’s previous murder during the cross examination. Mickey played it so beautifully that he saved his filthy client from the assault charge but set him up in the murder charge which he committed earlier. And he did make sure that his innocent client is set free.