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7 Collated Legal Movies To Relax Yourself While At Home

COVID – 19 is shaking our world. This is one situation that no living mortal today has ever experienced. The world wasn’t ready for this. Offices worldwide have been shut down. Economies are on the brink of recession. World health care services have been stretched to their maximum. Many have died.

You probably are at home now, working or trying to make yourself as comfortable as possible. What you must not give in to is fear. Observe all safety instructions issued by the health authorities and keep the faith. Feed your mind with positive things, for this too shall pass away.

To help you relax, I collated some legal themed movies that I think you will love.

1. A Few Good Men

Released in 1992, A Few Good Men had an impressive cast of Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore. The plot of the movie revolves around the court martial of two US Marines who are charged with the murder of a fellow marine. During the course of the trial, Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore) has a strong hunch that the Marines carried out a “code red” and wants to defend them. However, an inexperienced US Navy lawyer, Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is given the case.

The movie is known to have some of the most explosive courtroom scenes and is known to have a gripping end.

Why you should watch it:

In order to be a good lawyer and to arrive at the truth, one needs to explore every facet of the case at hand. Even if you are new to the system always keep an eye out and never fear to question anyone whatever his/her occupation, status or rank is because the law is the same for everyone.
Culled from https://www.shiksha.com/law/articles/10-movies-every-aspiring-lawyer-should-watch-blogId-11598

2. The Firm

This movie is an adaptation of John Grisham’s novel by the same name. This 1993 legal thriller stars Tom Cruise in the lead role as Mitch McDeere, a final year Harvard Law School student. Mitch is a promising student and is offered a job with Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a law firm that specialises in accounting as well as tax law. Drunk by money and power, Mitch starts enjoying his stay at the firm but his happiness goes for a toss when he gets entrapped in illegal work undertaken by the firm as well as two murders of fellow employees. The rest of the movie revolves around how Mitch uses his intelligence to save himself from getting framed as well as dying a mysterious death.

Why you should watch this movie:

The world of law is not as black and white as the lawyer’s uniform. Thus, in order to survive one needs to quickly learn the tricks of the trade which the movie explains in detail.
Culled from https://www.shiksha.com/law/articles/10-movies-every-aspiring-lawyer-should-watch-blogId-11598

3.To Kill a Mockingbird

Released in 1962, To Kill a Mockingbird is based on Harper Lee’s novel by the same name and the movie received widespread critical acclaim. The plot of the movie revolves around Atticus Finch who is a lawyer in Maycomb which is a racially divided town of Alabama. In this town, Finch takes up the case to defend Tom Robinson, a young black man, who is accused of raping a white woman. The town’s people try all means at their end to make Finch walk out of the case and even his children are attacked.

Why you should watch the movie:

Aspiring lawyers need to be brave enough to stand against the majority in order to bring justice to the world and ensure that truth and justice stand above everything. This is old, but an all time classic
Culled from https://www.shiksha.com/law/articles/10-movies-every-aspiring-lawyer-should-watch-blogId-11598

4. My Cousin Vinny

A 1992 movie, My Cousin Vinny is a legal comedy film which revolves around how New York University’s students Billy Gambini and tan Rothenstein are falsely put on trial for a murder they did not commit. To help them, Billy’s cousin Vinny who is a personal injury lawyer and who is newly admitted to the bar after six attempts takes on the case. Vinny also lies that he is has a lot of trial experience whereas he is set to appear for the first trial of his life for his cousin. The movie further shows how Vinny fights the case in court.

Why you should watch the movie:

Although the movie is not a serious courtroom drama but the film has been applauded by senior lawyers as they feel that it depicts courtroom procedures as well as trial strategy in an extremely realistic light.

These are the movies we feel that all law aspirants should definitely watch. If you feel we have missed any such movie, please share the same in our comments section below.
Culled from <https://www.shiksha.com/law/articles/10-movies-every-aspiring-lawyer-should-watch-blogId-11598>

Here are other movies I found that you can watch too.


5.  Dark Waters –

A corporate defense lawyer decides to take on an environmental lawsuit against a powerful chemical company that exposes a long history of environmental pollution.
From <https://lawyerfriend.com/lawyer-movies-all-time-list-best-legal-films>

6. Marshall –

Marshall tells the true story of Thurgood Marshall, the historic lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he navigates through one of his most important cases.

From <https://lawyerfriend.com/lawyer-movies-all-time-list-best-legal-films>


7. Arbitrage –

A distressed hedge fund tycoon determined to complete the sale of his trading empire makes a mistake that requires him to turn to a surprising person for assistance.

From <https://lawyerfriend.com/lawyer-movies-all-time-list-best-legal-films>


A bonus one.

Conviction –   A hard-working mom completes law school in order to help her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has used up his chances to appeal his conviction using public defenders.

From <https://lawyerfriend.com/lawyer-movies-all-time-list-best-legal-films

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