Below is the list of fifteen Lawyers, Courtroom, Legal movies. This list is made by The direction. story, plot, screenplay, acting, and rating of these movies are kept in consideration in making this list.

These are the Best Legal movies that are promised to give you a good two to three hours. Lawyers/ Attorneys would love these Lawyers movies.


15. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

Production Company:    Regency Enterprises

Producer:                        Arnold Kopelson, Arnon Milchan, Anne Kopelson

Director:                          Taylor Hackford

Starring:                          Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Judith Ivey, Jeffrey Jones, Craig T. Nelson

Duration:                         144 minutes

14. A Civil Action (1998)

A Civil Action (1998), John Travolta

Production Company:    Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises

Producer:                       Scott Rudin, Rachel Pfeffer, Robert Redford

Director:                         Steven Zaillian

Starring:                         John travolta, Robert Duvall, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya, William H. Macy, John Lithgow, Tony Shalhoub, Kathleen Quinlan

Duration:                         115 minutes

13. The Client (1994)

The Client (1994), cover/image

Production Company:    Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films

Producer:                        Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther

Director:                           Joel Schumacher

Starring:                           Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Anthony LaPaglia, Mary-Louise Parker, Ossie Davis, Anthony Edwards

Duration:                         121 minutes

12. On the Basis of Sex (2018)

On the Basis of Sex (2018), cover/image

Production Company:    Focus Features, Participant Media, Alibaba Pictures, Robert Cort Productions

Producer:                        Robert W. Cort

Director:                          Mimi Leder

Starring:                          Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Sam Waterston, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates

Duration:                        120 minutes

11. The Firm (1993)

The Firm (1993), Tom Cruise

Production Company:    Davis Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises

Producer:                       John Davis, Sydney Pollack, Scott Rudin

Director:                         Sydney Pollack

Starring:                         Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Holly Hunter, Ed Harris, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook

Duration:                        154 minutes

10. Philadelphia (1993)                         

Philadelphia (1993), Tom Hanks

Production Company:    Clinica Estetico

Producer:                       Jonathan Demme, Edward Saxon

Director:                         Jonathan Demme

Starring:                         Tom Hanks, Danzel Washington, Jason Robards, Antonio Banderas, Mary Steenburgen

Duration:                       126 minutes

9. Marshal (2017)

Marshal (2017), Chadwick Boseman, image

Production Company:    Starlight Media, Hudlin Entertainment, Chestnut Ridge Productions

Producer:                        Paula Wagner, Jonathan Sanger, Reginald Hudlin

Director:                         Reginald Hudlin

Starring:                          Chadwick Boseman, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, James Cromwell, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Stevens

Duration:                         118 minutes

8. The Rainmaker (1997)

The Rainmaker (1997), (Mad Damon, Danny DeVitto) image

Production Company:    American Zoetrope, Constellation Films

Producer:                       Michael Douglas, Fred Fuchs, Steven Reuther

Director:                         Francis Ford Coppola

Starring:                          Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mary Kay place, Jon Voight, Danny DeVito, Mickey Rourke

Duration:                        135 minutes

7. Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich (2000), Julia Roberts, image

Production Company:    Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Jersey Films

Producer:                       Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher

Director:                         Steven Soderbergh

Starring:                          Julia Roberts, Aaron Eckhart, Albert Finny

Duration:                         130 minutes

6. Chicago (2002)

Chicago (2002), cover/image

Production Company:    Producer Circle Co., Zadan/Meron Production

Producer:                       Martin Richards

Director:                         Rob Marshall

Starring:                         Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Queen Latifah, Richard Gere, Lucy Liu, John C. Reilly, Colm Feore, Taye Diggs

Duration:                        113 minutes

5. Presumed Innocent (1990)

Presumed Innocent (1990), Harrison Ford, image

Production Company:    Mirage Enterprises

Producer:                       Sydney Pollack, Mark Rosenberg

Director:                         Alan J. Pakula

Starring:                        Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Paul Winfield

Duration:                       127 minutes

4. Dark Waters (2019)

Dark Waters (2019), Mark Ruffalo, image

Production Company:    Participant, Killer Films

Producer:                        Mark Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon

Director:                          Todd Haynes

Starring:                           Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Anne Hathaway, Victor Garber, Bill Camp, Bill Pullman, Mare Winningham

Duration:                         126 minutes

3. Michael Clayton (2007)

Michael Clayton (2007), George Clooney, image

Production Company:    Samuels Media, Castle Rock Entertainment, Section Eight Productions, Mirage Enterprises

Producer:                        Sydney Pollack, Steven Samuels, Kerry Orent, Jennifer Fox

Director:                         Tony Gilroy

Starring:                          George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Sydney Pollack, Michael O’Keefe,  Tilda Swinton

Duration:                         120 minutes

2. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Inherit the Wind (1960), cover/image

Production Company:    United Artists

Producer:                        Stanley Kramer

Director:                          Stanley Kramer

Starring:                          Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Donna Anderson, Dick York, Harry Morgan, Gene Kelly

Duration:                         128 minutes

1. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Reversal of Fortune (1990), Jeremy Irons, image

Production Company:    Reversal Films, Inc., Shochiku Fuji Co. Ltd., Sovereign Pictures

Producer:                        Edward R. Pressman, Oliver Stone

Director:                          Barbet Schroeder

Starring:                           Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver

Duration:                          111 minutes

Compare our list with: Biglaw Investor’s 25 Best Lawyer Films

IMDb’s 25 Best Courtroom/Lawyers Films

abajournal’s 25 greatest legal films

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