There are hundreds of legal movies out there. Classics like 12 Angry Men and To Kill a Mockingbird, comedies like My Cousin Vinny, and murder mysteries, like Witness for the Prosecution or Anatomy of a Murder. But some of our favorites are films that champion social justice, the ability of the little guy to take on the giant, and to end wrongful misconduct of corporations, or even the government itself.
All of these films tackle important, real issues in the world: issues like gender, race, or sexual discrimination, environmental issues, medical malpractice, and flawed legal systems. Another theme that runs through many of these films is how the issue at stake transforms whoever it touches.
The lawyers in these films come into a case thinking one way, and they leave a different, better person.