From old school classics like To Kill a Mockingbird and 12 Angry Men, to modern classics like My Cousin Vinny, our Top 5 Lawyer Movies showcase the finest courtroom dramas ever filmed! What do you consider to be the best lawyer movies ever made?
1) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Box Office: $13.1 million
Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Mary Badham
Tagline: The most beloved and widely read Pulitzer Prize Winner now comes vividly alive on the screen!
Trivia: The watch used in the film was a prop, but Harper Lee gave Gregory Peck her father's watch after the film was completed because he reminded her so much of him.
Summary: Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
Starring: Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne
Tagline: A Comedy Of Trial And Error
Trivia: Temperatures exceeded 100 degrees during the courtroom scenes, which were filmed in the midst of a Georgia summer in a converted warehouse with a corrugated metal roof.
Summary: Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
Starring: Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
Tagline: ...it explodes like twelve sticks of dynamite!
Trivia: Sidney Lumet had the actors all stay in the same room for hours on end and do their lines over and over without filming them. This was to give them a real taste of what it would be like to be cooped up in a room with the same people.
Summary: A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
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