Keyword: courtroom

Reader

The Reader (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 12/09/2008
When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous...
Judge

The Judge (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 141 minutes Release date: 10/09/2014
Hot-shot lawyer Hank Palmer hasn't been back in years to the hometown he outgrew. When his mother is murdered, Hank reluctantly travels home for her funeral, where he discovers that his father, the town's judge, is the only suspect in the death of his wife. Now Hank must put aside years of resentment and emotional trauma to defend his father and find out the truth behind his mother's untimely...

The Innocent Man (N/A)

Rated: NR Runtime: 0 Release date: N/A
Dir: David Gordon Green
With: N/A
Verdict

The Verdict (1982)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 10/30/1982
Frank Galvin, an alcoholic lawyer tries to redeem his reputation by taking on a difficult medical malpractice case. He accepts the case after he's approached by the the family of a woman who has been left in a coma following an operation at a large Catholic hospital. At first he's hoping for a quick cash settlement, but when he see's the victim in the hospital he decides that he must take the case...
Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 12/21/1999
Ishmael is a local reporter covering a murder trial involving the 1954 death of a fisherman in a small island community in the Pacific Northwest. What first looks like a straight-forward case soon turns into a unnerving series of mysteries, intensified by flashbacks to WWII Japanese concentration camps and the realization that the wife of the accused murderer is his childhood sweetheart.
Liar Liar

Liar Liar (1997)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 03/20/1997
A pathologically lying lawyer desperately tries to grant his son's wish that he tell the truth for a 24-hour period.
Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 10/15/2009
Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice, a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years. The man who...
Winter of Frozen Dreams

Winter of Frozen Dreams (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
High Crimes

High Crimes (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 04/04/2002
A happily married, successful female lawyer is shocked to learn that her husband has a hidden past as a classified military operative, and is accused of committing a heinous war crime. She must wrestle with her own doubts about his guilt as she defends him, with the help of a private investigator, in a top-secret military court where none of the rules she knows so well apply.
Devil's Knot

Devil's Knot (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
May 5, 1993. West Memphis, Arkansas. Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner. In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. As the mother of one of the murdered boys tries to come to grips with this unspeakable tragedy, she is desperate to believe that the killers have been found and will be brought to...
Amistad

Amistad (1997)

Rated: R Runtime: 152 minutes Release date: 12/09/1997
Based on the true story of the failed mutiny on board the slave ship Amistad in 1839, and the courtroom battle that followed. In the trial that would challenge the very foundation of the American legal system, abolitionist Theodore Joadson, trial lawyer Roger Baldwin and ex-president John Quincy Adams argue for the freedom and civil rights of the captive African slaves.
Legal Eagles

Legal Eagles (1986)

Rated: PG Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 06/17/1986
Chelsea has been accused of stealing a painting from a Manhattan art dealer. Her attorney, Laura Kelly, is so certain that the case involves far more than a stolen painting, that she involves D.A. Tom Logan in the investigation. Tom learns that Chelsea's father was an art collector and that Chelsea witnessed a fire in their home as a small child. The fire was thought to have destroyed the entire...
Runaway Jury

Runaway Jury (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 10/16/2003
When a young widow in New Orleans brings a civil suit against the powerful corporate consortium she holds responsible for her husband's murder, she sets in motion a multi-million dollar case. But it's a suit that may be won even before it begins--based solely on the selection, manipulation and, ultimately, the attempted "theft" of the jury. Representing the widow is Wendall Rohr, a courtly...
Primal Fear

Primal Fear (1996)

Rated: R Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 04/02/1996
Arrogant, brilliant and successful, criminal defense attorney Martin Vail loves a good fight and the media spotlight, both of which he knowingly invites when he volunteers to represent a penniless, bewildered young man accused of murder. The victim is one of Chicago's most prominent dignitaries, a Catholic archbishop, and the defendant's guilt seems as evident as the blood found splattered on his...
Loving Story

The Loving Story (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 77 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
An interracial marriage leads to a criminal trial in this gripping documentary of the Civil Rights era. White Richard and mixed-race Mildred Loving fell for each other at a time when interracial marriage was illegal in their home state of Virginia. When they're convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation, two young ACLU lawyers take their case to the United States Supreme Court.
Dir: Nancy Buirski
With: N/A

The Wannabe (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014
Hero

Hero (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/07/2007
Centers on Ko'hei Kuryu, a rebellious, rule-breaking, delinquent-turned-prosecutor.
Suspect

Suspect (1987)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 10/22/1987
A Washington D.C. public defender works with a lobbyist juror to prove a defendant is innocent.
J.F.K.

J.F.K. (1991)

Rated: R Runtime: 189 minutes Release date: 12/19/1991
The film is about the investigations into the murder of President Kennedy. The central character is based on Jim Garrison, former District Attorney of New Orleans, who brought the only criminal investigation connected to the assassination to trial.
Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 03/16/2000
Based on the true story of a twice-divorced mother working as a low-level secretary at a Los Angeles law firm, a chronicle of a woman, without a law degree, who takes it upon herself to fight powerful corporate forces. Hired out of sympathy after her lawyer lost her personal injury suit, Brockovich stumbled upon the cover-up involving contaminated water in a small desert community, while working...
Trial and Error

Trial and Error (1997)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 05/29/1997
A contempt-of-court comedy about an actor who poses as an attorney to defend a man on trial for fraud. When a bachelor party leaves Charlie a babbling mess on the morning of a career-making-or-breaking legal appearance, his best friend, an out-of-work actor named Richard, takes "the law" into his own hands.
Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Rated: PG Runtime: 74 minutes Release date: 11/17/1994
A six-year-old has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle... Santa Claus. The arrival of one Kris Kringle, a department store Santa who believes he's the genuine article, turns the skeptical child's world upside down.
My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Rated: R Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 03/12/1992
A clumsy and amateurish New York lawyer takes on the case of his young cousin and a friend who have been charged with murder in a small Southern town.
Suing the Devil

Suing the Devil (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/25/2011
Luke O'Brien, a washed up janitor turned night law student, decides to sue Satan for $8 trillion dollars. On the last day before Luke files default judgment, Satan appears to defend himself. On Satan's legal team are 10 of the country's best trial lawyers. The entire world watches on Legal TV to see who will win the Trial of the Century.
Trials of Cate McCall

The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/27/2013
In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.