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Best courtroom dramas / books

D. Roberts "Hadrian12"
The list author says: "Movies / books which expose the fairness and occasional un-fairness of the legal process(es)"
A Few Good Men (Special Edition)
A Few Good Men (Special Edition)
"Perhaps the best courtroom drama of them all.  Jach Nicholson plays a Marine colonel to a "T.""
12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men
"A legal drama where we barely get a glimpse of the courtroom.  This one is all about the jury deliberation & is one of the few "real time" movies I have ever seen."
To Kill a Mockingbird (Collector's Edition)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Collector's Edition)
"Gregory Peck offers one of his finest performances in this classic that takes on racism in the rural south."
Hart's War
Hart's War
"A very unusual courtroom drama, set in an unusual locale for a court-martial."
Class Action
Class Action
"Ah, the biggest type of lawsuit.  The story is at least loosely based on the Ford Pintos of the 1970s that kept blowing up in collisions."
Devil's Advocate
Devil's Advocate
"Do lawyers have souls?  Does anyone care?"
Amistad - DTS
Amistad - DTS
"Obviously much more than a courtroom drama.    This one covers slavery back when it was (sadly) legal.  It is still haunting to see people treated as property."
Runaway Jury (Widescreen Edition)
Runaway Jury (Widescreen Edition)
"One of the few John Grisham works that isn't overly boring.  Of course, having top-notch actors like John Cusack & Gene Hackman certainly helps."
Primal Fear
Primal Fear
"Here's an intersting one:  the all-knowing, all-powerful attorney gets duped by his "simple-minded" client.  Hmmmm....Edward Norton steals the show!"
The Insider
The Insider
"Sometimes it really sucks to be a whistleblower....especially when you're taking on...er...the tobacco industry."
The Caine Mutiny
The Caine Mutiny
"What happens when Naval officers must defend their mutinous actions and a captain must defend his alleged sanity?  Watch this classic Navy flick and find out!"
The Star Chamber
The Star Chamber
"The court is secret (not to mention illegal!).  The judges are real.  Their justice is swift.  Only one problem:  there's no turning back!"
Nuremberg
Nuremberg
"Details one of the most (if not THE most) pivotal courtroom events of the 20th century."
Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory
"Based on the Roman Legion concept of decimation, the French army during WWI adds the facade of a courts-martial where the verdict is pre-determined.   The story grapples with the injustice of corrupt power."
Why Just Her
Why Just Her
"A sobering account of how people can still get railroaded by the judicial system when politicians meddle with the Department of Justice."