The Top 100 Courtroom Dramas of All Time

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A Few Good Men 1992, 138 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: Tom CruiseJack NicholsonDemi Moore

Based-on-Theatre    Courtroom Drama    Crime

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Fury 1936, 90 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Sylvia SidneySpencer TracyWalter Abel

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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Sleepers 1996, 147 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Kevin BaconRobert De NiroDustin Hoffman

Buddy Film    Courtroom Drama    Crime

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The Rainmaker 1997, 135 min.

Francis Ford Coppola     Starring: Danny DeVitoClaire DanesJon Voight

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Drama

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A Passage to India 1984, 163 min.

David Lean     Starring: Judy DavisJames FoxRichard Wilson

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Period Film

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I Am Sam 2001, 132 min.

Jessie Nelson     Starring: Sean PennMichelle PfeifferDakota Fanning

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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Compulsion 1959, 103 min.

Richard Fleischer     Starring: Orson WellesDiane VarsiDean Stockwell

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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North Country 2005, 126 min.

Niki Caro     Starring: Sean BeanJeremy RennerSissy Spacek

Drama    Social Problem Film    Courtroom Drama

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Suspect 1987, 121 min.

Peter Yates     Starring: CherLiam NeesonJohn Mahoney

Mystery    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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Conviction 2010, 107 min.

Tony Goldwyn     Starring: Hilary SwankSam RockwellThomas D. Mahard

Courtroom Drama    Docudrama    Drama

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High Crimes 2002, 115 min.

Carl Franklin     Starring: Ashley JuddMorgan FreemanJim Caviezel

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Conspirator 2010, 122 min.

Robert Redford     Starring: James McAvoyRobin WrightKevin Kline

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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Night Falls on Manhattan 1997, 118 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Andy GarciaLena OlinIan Holm

Drama    Police Drama    Courtroom Drama

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Before and After 1996, 108 min.

Barbet Schroeder     Starring: Liam NeesonEdward FurlongWesley Addy

Drama    Mystery    Family Drama

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The Chamber 1996, 113 min.

James Foley     Starring: Chris O'DonnellGene HackmanRobert Prosky

Drama    Crime    Courtroom Drama

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Red Corner 1997, 122 min.

Jon Avnet     Starring: Bai LingTsai ChinJames Hong

Drama    Political Drama    Courtroom Drama

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Nuts 1987, 116 min.

Martin Ritt     Starring: Barbra StreisandRichard DreyfussEli Wallach

Based-on-Theatre    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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Shakedown 1988, 112 min.

James Glickenhaus     Starring: Peter WellerSam ElliottAntonio Fargas

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Kiss 1929, 89 min.

Jacques Feyder     Starring: Greta GarboConrad NagelAnders Randolf

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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The Good Mother 1988, 103 min.

Leonard Nimoy     Starring: Diane KeatonLiam NeesonRalph Bellamy

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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Eureka 1983, 130 min.

Nicolas Roeg     Starring: Gene HackmanTheresa RussellRutger Hauer

Courtroom Drama    Crime Drama    Crime

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From the Hip 1987, 95 min.

Bob Clark     Starring: John HurtJudd NelsonElizabeth Perkins

Comedy Drama    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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Madame X 1966, 100 min.

David Lowell Rich     Starring: Lana TurnerBurgess MeredithVirginia Grey

Drama    Crime    Melodrama

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12 2009, 159 min.

Nikita Mikhalkov     Starring: Sergei MakovetskyNikita MikhalkovSergey Garmash

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Drama

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Housewife 1934, 69 min.

Alfred E. Green     Starring: George BrentBette DavisAnn Dvorak

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Pre-Code Hollywood

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Time Limit 1957, 96 min.

Karl Malden     Starring: Richard WidmarkRichard BasehartDolores Michaels

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Mystery

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Madeleine 1950, 114 min.

David Lean     Starring: Ann ToddNorman WoolandIvan Desny

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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