On Christmas Eve I over heard my husband and his brother talking about
legal movies. They were trying to remember the title of the movie about the case in
Escanaba Mich. After tossing around Witness for the Prosecution and Anatomy of a Murder,
they concluded it was Anatomy of a Murder with Lee Remick and Jimmy Stewart.
Two days later Witness for the Prosecution was on TMC and Patrick and Katie and I watched it.
I just found this movie about a year ago and it is a dandy.
It's funny but legal/trial movies are a genre of films.
I guess I never really thought of them in a group.
I found a list of 25 legal movies on the ABA website.
I chose my favorites from their list.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird.
2. 12 Angry Men
3. My Cousin Vinny
4. Anatomy of a Murder
Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick. UP.
5. Inherit the Wind
Gene Kelly and Spencer Tracy
Clarence Darrow trial
6. Witness for the Prosecution
Classic. Must see.
Moving. Tom Hanks. Joanne Woodward. Denzel Washington.
Neil Young song that
will break your heart.
Bruce Springsteen won the Academy Award for Best Song from this movie.
But Neil's song is the winner in my heart!
I challenge you to watch that and NOT cry.
That old video is gorgeous and genius.
8. Erin Brockovich
This really is good.
Great Paul Newman
10. Presumed Innocent
I love this movie. Harrison Ford
11. Kramer vs. Kramer
The best. Dustin, Meryl.
12.Miracle on 34th St.
13. Liar, Liar.
This is not on the ABA list. But how can you not remember Jim Carrey's hilarious courtroon antics.
14. The Rainmaker
This is also not on ABA list. This is a good movie. David vs. Goliath.
A Few Good Men is, of course on their list, but not on mine.
Can't tell you why I don't like it.
For the full list;
25 Greatest Legal Movies
Happy movie watching!!
Encourage one another,
p.s. if you saw how I spelled prosecution you would lose all respect for me.
what a loser.