Friday, November 14, 2008

Top 25 Legal Films

"Earlier this year, the ABA Journal asked 12 prominent lawyers who teach film or are con­nected to the business to choose what they regard as the best movies ever made about lawyers and the law. We’ve collated their various nominees to produce our jury’s top picks. Together these films represent 31 Oscar wins and another 85 nominations as befits the best work of some of the greatest actors, writers and directors of their time." (

The results of this poll were published in the August issue of the ABA Journal. We purchased most of these films (a couple were not available in DVD) for the law library.

So, for your viewing pleasure, check out one of the following:

12 Angry Men
A Civil Action
A Few Good Men
A Man for All Seasons
Anatomy of a Murder
And Justice for All
Breaker Morant
Erin Brockovich
In the Name of the Father
Inherit the Wind
Judgment at Nuremberg (the classic version with Spencer Tracy)
Kramer vs. Kramer
My Cousin Vinny
Presumed Innocent
Reversal of Fortune
The Paper Chase
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Verdict
Witness for the Prosecution

Law students and faculty may check out a movie for 24 hours. Enjoy your weekend!