BEFORE WATCHMOJO SET THEIR HANDS ON THE IDEA , HERE ARE THE TOP FILMS ABOUT COURTROOMS. [IT’S A GENRE, ACTUALLY.]
- Gett: The process of Viviane Amsalem – The unique case of an Israeli Masterpiece, a minimalist film telling the atrocities of Jewish orthodox regulations. My favorite.
- Helter Skelter – Charles Manson infamous followers’ atrocities are being investigated and are finally brought to court, where they defend themselves.
Though the actual footage of manson is still unique, his actor here is brilliant.
- Rashomon – Kurosawa’s renowned work that gave a title for a psychological phenomenon of how different people can record a single event.
- 12 Angry Men – Arguably the best american film ever made.
+ Has a dark Russian adaptation. + And a shitty TV adaptation too.
- Better Call Saul – Speaking of TV, BrBa spinoff turns out better than the original.
- The Judge – A troubling story about justice and a father-son relationship.
- Dark Knight Trilogy – It evaded much of the mass-viewer that, as a theme, each of the three films has a key court scene in it.
- Inherit The Wind – With a title quoting a biblical prophecy, this tells the true case of an american teacher defending Evolution theory from the censorship of the church.
- The Devil’s Advocate – A morale tale that will make you to reevaluate life.
- God on Trial – Jews in a Holocaust extermination camp put God to responsibility.
Also, Check Mark Kishon Christopher’s watchlist for “Jupiter Ascending”,
“The miracle on 43rd street” and lectures on courtroom.
And here are a few honorable mentions:
Joan D’Ark – A true historical fact. Sadly, I hadn’t seen it yet.
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) — History of the Hustler Magazine.
Liar Liar (1997) — A comedy.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) — Post-Holocaust
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) — Book adaptation
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) — Alfred Hitchcock
In the Name of the Father (1993) — Daniel Day Lewis
A Few Good Men (1992) — You Can’t Handle The Truth