Courtroom Dramas

Looking for something to watch with your aspiring lawyer? From surprise witnesses to rousing closing arguments, a good courtroom drama knows how to keep viewers hanging on every word. From classics like 12 Angry Men that'll show your kid the (sometimes exaggerated) realities of the courtroom, to To Kill a Mockingbird, which shows an entirely different side of the process, these movies are sure to be both educational and captivating. This list of our favorite courtroom dramas has some great picks for older tweens and up. Aor more options for, take a look at our political movies or history movies.

 

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12 Angry Men Movie Poster Image
Outstanding Henry Fonda jury classic is still relevant.
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(Release Year: 1957)
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Inherit the Wind Movie Poster Image
Knock-out courtroom drama has deft comic touches.
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(Release Year: 1960)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Poster Image
Masterpiece with crucial lessons about prejudice.
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(Release Year: 1962)
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Kramer vs. Kramer Movie Poster Image
Sensitive, truthful look at the breakup of a family.
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(Release Year: 1979)
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Runaway Jury Movie Poster Image
Legal thriller isn't aimed at kids.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Philadelphia Movie Poster Image
Moving, Oscared '90s drama fostered AIDS empathy.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Erin Brockovich Movie Poster Image
Legal drama based on a true story has lots of cursing.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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A Few Good Men Movie Poster Image
Complex military whodunit. For mature teens+.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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The Insider Movie Poster Image
Fascinating whistleblower story for older teens.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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