Our Favorite Legal Movies D.C. Automobile Accident Lawyer
Everyone loves a good courtroom movie scene!
Here are some of our favorite legal films:
Based on a true story, Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich. Brockovich becomes a legal assistant. One of her cases is a real estate case where Pacific Gas & Electric Company is offering to purchase someone’s home in Hinkley, CA. The film follows Brockovich’s investigation into PG&E’s dangerous and negligent use of a cancer-causing chemical in their plant, causing groundwater contamination. Brockovich and her law firm eventually start a class action lawsuit.
A Civil Action
John Travolta stars as personal injury lawyer Jan Schlichtmann investigating environmental pollution in Woburn, Massachusetts. Schlichtmann sues the owner of local tanneries that released industrial solvents into the local water supply, causing leukemia and other health issues in the town’s citizens and children.
To Kill a Mockingbird
This film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. Gregory Peck stars as Atticus Finch, who is tasked with defending a black man against an unwarranted rape charge in 1930s Alabama. Three of our favorite quotes are:
- A court is as sound as its jury.
- Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in courts all men are created equal.
- The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a court-room, be he any colour of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box.
A Few Good Men
During a hazing incident, a Marine is killed. Two younger Marines are charged with murder, but their legal team doubts that they committed the act. An ensemble cast featuring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson, this is the movie that gave life to the quote, “You can’t handle the truth!” and is a must-watch.
12 Angry Men
A young man is accused of killing his father. Eleven of the twelve jurors immediately say he is guilty. One juror takes on the arduous task of convincing the others to reconsider the evidence, debate reasonable doubt, and confront one another’s biases. The film was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and is often regarded as one of the greatest films ever made. A favorite quote of ours from the film is “It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly.”
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