Sunday, January 22, 2006

More law movies

On December 14, I posted a list of various law movies. Here are some more movies that you may be interested in as a law or pre-law student:

The Devil's Advocate (1997). Based on the Alan Dershowitz novel of the same name, this movie investigates to what extent a young lawyer will go to gain fame and fortune.

A Few Good Men (1992). A military courtroom drama starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore.

Presumed Innocent (1990) Harrison Ford is the lugubrious defendant in this well acted film based on a novel by Scott Turow.

The Rainmaker (1997). Based on a John Grisham novel, this film features the timeless story of the underdog attorney up against a powerful company.

Dead Man Walking (Gramercy Films, 1995).

JFK (Warner Home Video, 1997). Kevin Costner is DA Jim Garrison and Tommy Lee Jones is Clay Shaw in this controversial docudrama.

Vendetta (1999). Based on a true story about the trial of Sicilian immigrants accused of murdering the New Orleans police chief.

Let me know if there are other law-related films out there that would be useful or fun to see.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Adam, I've enjoyed browsing your blog. But I should point out that the 1997 movie "Devil's Advocate" with Keanu Reeves is in no way based on Dershowitz's novel, which was called, "The Advocate's Devil".