When you first think of lawyer movies you may wonder how a movie about lawyers could ever be interesting! We’re here to tell you that, lawyer movies have the possibility of being some of the most thrilling films you’ll ever see. There isn’t exactly a slew of movies about lawyers out there but of the ones that are available, there are some gems that you need to give a watch.
You may recognize some of the films on this list while others, you may not. One thing’s for sure though, these are the absolute best lawyer movies you’ll ever find. These will provide you with some incredibly thrilling moments that may just get those beads of sweat forming on your forehead. Just keep on scrolling to see what amazing selection we have put together for you!
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1. A Time to Kill
To start off our list of the best lawyer movies we have one that is quite intense. We have a lawyer who hasn’t had a chance to prove himself and is about to take on one hell of a case.
A Time to Kill Movie Description
After his daughter was raped, Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson), the distraught black father, decides to hunt down and kill everyone responsible for the heinous crime. He decides to hire Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey) an untested lawyer to defend him in court. Jack isn’t convinced that they stand a chance of winning the case in the small segregated southern community they reside in. Though the odds are stacked against them, Carl holds on to hope and has extreme faith in Jake and believes he has what it takes.
2. The Lincoln Lawyer
Next up we have the good ole Matthew McConaughey giving us an amazing thriller that you absolutely have to watch. It’s an incredible and intense story you won’t want to miss.
The Lincoln Lawyer Movie Description
Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) isn’t your average lawyer. He conducts business out of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Not only that, but he has never landed a major case and spends his time as the defense attorney for petty crooks and low life criminals. That is until he lands a big case which consists of defending a Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who is being accused of murder. At first, Mike believed this would be an easy case that would be done quickly and offers a large monetary reward. But as he quickly discovers, this case is much darker than anyone could have imagined.
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3. Primal Fear
If you haven’t seen this one then it should be the first one you watch that’s on this list. You won’t want to miss a single second of this film! It has everything you could possibly want in it!
Primal Fear Movie Description
Martin Vail (Richard Gere) is a defense attorney who has no interest in the greater good and always takes cases for the money and notoriety. His current case involves the murder of the archbishop of Chicago and the altar boy being accused of committing it. As he continues to investigate this case he begins to realize the church isn’t what it seems. Vail begins to uncover some of the church’s dark secrets which will change the course of this investigation. He must tread carefully as this case is proving to be much more dangerous than anyone previously thought.
4. My Cousin Vinny
Here we got an absolute classic. If you want a hilarious lawyer comedy movie then this is the perfect one for you. It’s a great movie if you need a good laugh.
My Cousin Vinny Movie Description
Vinny (Joe Pesci) isn’t exactly the best lawyer out there. If anything, he is probably the worst. He has never won a single case in his entire career. His next case involves his cousin Bill (Ralph Macchio) and his friend Stan (Mitchell Whitfield). They have been accused of murder over in a small Alabama town. Vinny is quite nervous and unsure about this case. It is up to him to save them from going to jail. This will also be Vinny’s first case that doesn’t deal with personal injury. Not to mention he hasn’t even had a successful trial with those.
5. The Firm
It’s only right that we have a Tom Cruise film ending our list of amazing lawyer movies. What other incentives, other than Tom Cruise being in it do you need to watch this!?
The Firm Movie Description
Young lawyer Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise) is offered money and has countless gifts thrown at him to get him to work at a prestigious firm. However, this firm has a sinister side to it which Mitch will soon figure out. They are on the wrong side of the law helping the mob launder their money, helping criminals get off their charges, and even murdering those who threaten to blow their cover. But when the FBI finally comes knocking, Mitch finds himself stuck in the middle of all this and must make a choice about which side he wants to end up on.
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