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This modern remake of the 1934 "classic" recounts the story of a young girl who questions the existence of Santa Clause. I say "appears" since I have not yet seen it, and although it is on Netflix Canada (after what appeared to be a very limited theatrical release), it hovers only in the 7% approval rating range on Rotten Tomatoes so I will eventually try to watch it. Aside from the litigation issues itself, there are stories of legal intrigue relating to private equity investment and the role played by Sean Parker of Napster fame (played by Justin Timberlake). By focusing on the disproportionate amount of African-Americans (and other people of color) in US jails, the film discusses US history following the abolishment of slavery and the extent to which the exception in the 13th amendment for "punishment for crime" has substituted the initial form of abolished slavery into one that has seen Jim Crow laws, segregation, and mass incarceration as a new form of slavery. Courtroom drama involving rape victim Sarah Tobias (played by Jody Foster) who at times seems to be the one on trial. Tells the true story of Bette Ann Waters, a single mother whose brother was (as it turns out) wrongfully convicted of murder. It appears to have been a TV movie starring Henry Fonda playing Clarence Gideon based on the true story of a Florida convict who seeks the right to have counsel appointed. This documentary tells the story of the criminal prosecution in the Philippines of Paco and six other young men for the alleged rape and murder of two women. Tells the true story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's wrongful imprisonment on murder charges and the efforts made by his lawyers to free him from prison. Carter was an Executive Director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted, an organization based, in part, out of Toronto. This documentary, directed by Justin Webster, tells the story of Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan lawyer, who predicted his own murder, suggesting by video that if he was found murdered that he was killed by the President. Loosely based on the true story of the 1925 "Scopes monkey trial" involving the prosecution of a teacher for teaching Darwin's theories of evolution. Read the original New York Times review here.(2011). The third and final documentary in this alleged wrongful conviction of the West Memphis Three that documents a more recent appeal based on new DNA evidence and other facts not previously available. Based on the novel by Scott Turow, Harrison Ford plays the character of D. Rusty Sabich, who finds himself accused of the murder of his former girlfriend.

This drama appears to involve a pharmaceutical executive caught up in blackmail and a class action lawsuit, as per its Wikipedia entry. A dramatization of the John Grisham novel that tells the story of a young lawyer (played by Damon) who teams up with a grizzled veteran (played by De Vito) to take a case against an insurance company that is denying medical coverage for a dying boy. This dramatization of the early days in the history of Facebook is told largely through flashbacks from examination for discovery transcripts related to lawsuits between the founders of Facebook, including Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg). Based on the classic novel by Franz Kafka, it tells the nightmarish story of Josef K who is arrested one morning and put on trial despite never really knowing what the charges are. issues of intellectual property, and issues of privacy law.13th. This documentary, nominated for best documentary in 2016 by the Academy Awards and by the same film-maker of Selma, takes its title from the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, which abolished slavery. What the journalist does next is stupid (in allowing himself to be framed for murder in order to see if the D. Joe Mantegna plays the prosecutor; Willem Dafoe plays her lawyer. Based on John Grisham's novel, the story of a young lawyer who defends his racist grandfather who is on death row for murdering two Jewish boys. Orson Welles stars as a defence lawyer in what IMDB describes as: Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case. James Mc Avoy plays the young lawyer assigned to defend Mary Surratt (played by Robin Wright), the mother of the alleged co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, arrested for failing to provide the location of her son. Directed by Tony Goldwyn and starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. Based on the true story of an Australian mother who is charged for the murder of her daughter despite her claim that a dingo stole her baby from their tent. The prosecution is of a wealthy businessman, played by Anthony Hopkins. To avoid any spoiler alerts, I wont say anything more. Alec Baldwin plays the prosecutor who brings charges years after the murder with the support of Everss spouse, played by Whoopi Goldberg. Gideons Trumpet (1980): This is one I dont recall seeing. Lots of good laughs as the Pesci character brings his "northern" street smarts to the South. The movie raises doubts about the guilt of the accused and the criminal justice system in general. The movie raises doubts about the guilt of the accused and the criminal justice system in general.

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake and directed by David Fincher with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Hilarity ensues since, as can be imagined, the Michael Richards character of course knows nothing of trial procedure or the law. Aside from the litigation issues itself, there are stories of legal intrigue relating to private equity investment and the role played by Sean Parker of Napster fame (played by Justin Timberlake). This award-winning documentary tells the true-life story of Michael Morton's struggle to prove his innocence in the murder of his wife through the use of DNA evidence and the help of his lawyers, John Raley (of Texas) and Nina Morrison (of the Innocence Project). A courtroom drama involving a murder trial where the accused, a lieutenant in the army, is charged with murdering a bar owner who had raped his wife. It tells the story of a journalist who suspects that the publicity-seeking District Attorney (played by Michael Douglas) has too good of a conviction rate and might be causing evidence to be planted at crime scenes. Stereotypical courtroom scenes with a "You better be going somewhere counsellor" judge. Body Heat (1981): Although not really law-related per se, this drama, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, tells the story of a not very reputable small town lawyer, played by William Hurt, and his affair with a married woman, played by Kathleen Turner, and their plot to murder her husband. A fairly implausible story of an accused (play by Madonna) charged with murdering a wealthy old man for his money (through sex). Read Roger Ebert's online review (3.5 out of 4 stars). Starring Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman and Faye Dunaway. Read Roger Ebert's review (2.5 stars out of 4 Compulsion (1959): This is one I was surprised I had never seen. Directed by Robert Redford and starring James Mc Avoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood and Tom Wilkinson. The movie raises important questions about the ethics of the death penalty versus the impact of crime on victims and their families and spirituality and forgiveness. It is a courtroom drama of a young prosecutor, played by Ryan Gosling, prosecuting his last murder case before jumping ship to become a plaintiffs lawyer. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996): Rob Reiner directed this courtroom drama, based on a true story of the trial of a white supremacist (played by James Wood) accused of murdering civil rights activist Medgar Evers in 1963. A fairly absurd murder mystery / trial movie in which the defence lawyer (played by Close) start to fall in love with her client (played by Bridges), who is accused of murdering his wealthy wife. Despite having these two strong lead actors, the movie was not well-received, in party due to its schmaltzy story line. That said, Jessica Lange plays the daughter/lawyer, with Armin Mueller-Stahl playing her father, a Hungarian immigrant, accused with war crimes based on recently released documents. A funny courtroom drama in which a bumbling and newly-called New York lawyer (played by Pesci) is asked by his nephew and his nephew's friend to save them from wrongful murder charges in a "redneck" Alabama court system. The documentary has a Rotten Tomatoes rating in the high 90% range. A documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about the prosecution of 3 teenagers in Arkansas for the brutal murder of 3 young boys. A documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about the prosecution of 3 teenagers in Arkansas for the brutal murder of 3 young boys. It is best described as a crime thriller telling the story of a retired criminal investigator who reunites with a women, now a judge, 25 years after they were both involved in the investigation of a brutal rape and murder. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his campaign for equal voting rights in the American South.

A fairly silly comedy in which Michael Richards, who plays an actor, agrees to step in and "act" in place of his friend, a lawyer played by Jeff Daniels, who is sick/hungover and cannot appear in court. Make sure to yell "objection" in a loud voice during some of the courtroom scenes where rules of civil procedure are ignored in favour of dramatic tension. Now somewhat dated, it is still a lot of fun to watch. Penelope Ann Miller plays a lawyer, the daughter of the wife of Gregory Peck, who tangles with Danny De Vito's character regarding ownership and survival of the company. This dramatization of the early days in the history of Facebook is told largely through flashbacks from examination for discovery transcripts related to lawsuits between the founders of Facebook, including Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg). Starring Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, directed by Otto Preminger. A good examination of the justice system, corruption and legal ethics. An extremely implausible story (and Hollywood remake of a better 1956 version). Starring Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, and one of Julianne Moore's earlier movie roles. This documentary tells the stories of five young black men who in 1989 were charged and convicted of a grisly rape in Central Park, New York, despite their claims of innocence based on what were alleged false confessions. Based on the John Grisham novel, tells the story of a young boy who is a witness to some Mob action and secrets and who therefore seeks out a lawyer to help protect him from the Mob and the FBI. A well told story of a nun (played by Susan Sarandon) who visits and cares for a prisoner on death row (played by Sean Penn). Fracture (2007): I saw this movie when it came out and thought it was a bit silly. Starring Robert Duvall as the judge and Robert Downey, Jr as his son, a lawyer who ends up defending his father in court. Can Law Professor Paul Armstrong (played by Sean Connery) save his client? Gripping courtroom scenes (based on actual transcripts). Music Box (1989): I remember seeing this movie as a young lawyer being bothered by the improbability or inappropriateness of a daughter representing her father against charges of war crimes. Starring Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei (and Fred Gwynne as the Judge). This documentary, which runs close to 8 hours long and won the Academy Award in 2016 for best documentary feature, recounts the well-documented OJ Simpson trial by putting the trial into the context of race relations and police-citizen interactions in Los Angeles in light of the Rodney King beating and other events. Richard Gere plays a high-powered lawyer who takes on a case to defend a young man (played by Norton) who is charged with the murder of a Catholic priest. An Argentinian film directed by Juan Jos Campanella that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009. This movie tells the story of the human rights activism of Dr. The movie has consistently had a Rotten Tomatoes rating in the 80% range since being released.

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This documentary, based in part on the spilled hot coffee lawsuit in Liebeck v Macdonald's Restaurants, discusses the need for tort reform in the United States. Some fairly funny courtroom scenes involving Carrey. The film has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Sidney Lumet directs Starring Rebecca as a female defense attorney defending Don Johnson, accused of murdering his wife. One of the criminals is played by Robert Blake, who himself was later charged (but acquitted) in the murder of his wife. In the Name of the Father (1993): Based (loosely, according to Roger Ebert) on the true story of the Guildford Four wrongfully accused of an IRA bombing of a British pub in 1974, this drama has Emma Thompson playing the hard-working defence lawyer and focuses on the trials and tribulations of Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his father (Pete Postlethwaite) wrongfully convicted for the crimes. Tells the story of Leonard Pelletier who was, some say, wrongfully convicted of the murder of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.

A young boys wish that his father not be able to lie for 24 hours comes true but haunts his father (played by Carrey), a lawyer whose court appearances require him to "bend the truth" on behalf of his client. When the Macy's Santa Clause, who claims to be the real Kris Kringle, is institutionalized, he is defended in court by the boyfriend of the young girl's mother who tries to prove his client is not insane. North Country (2005): For some reason, I was never a huge fan of Charlize Theron, but she does a good job in this story as a mistreated female employee in a male-dominated workforce in a mine in Minnesota, based on a true story, that resulted in the first class action sexual harassment lawsuit in the United States (the Wikipedia entry here has a nice overview of the real-life lawsuit). issues of intellectual property, and issues of privacy law. The movie has a very high approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, hovering the 96% range. Her "conviction" in her brother's innocence leads to her returning to school - and eventually law school - to help overturn her brother's wrongful conviction through DNA evidence (with the help of Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project. His claim for such a right ended up in a Supreme Court ruling in his favour in Gideon v Wainwright, 372 US 335 (1963). It portrays a criminal justice system rife with corruption and injustice. This fascinating film documents a number of conspiracy theory twists and turns. Based on Truman Capote's "fictional" re-telling of a true crime story of two drifters who brutally murder a farm family during a botched robbery. A documentary narrated by Robert Redford and directed by Roger Apted. Read Roger Ebert's online review (3.5 out of 4 stars).

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