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As you can see in the rest of this list, the `90s were a golden age of sleek, starry right-wing thrillers, and they`re not much better than director Sydney Pollack`s The Firm. John Grisham`s first adaptation has a little bit of everything — tax paperwork, sneering gangsters and Gary Busey to begin with — but there`s a reason to see this movie: the strangeness of Tom Cruise. He does a backflip in this movie. What else do you need to know? RBG – The incredible life and work of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who developed an impressive legal legacy while becoming a surprising pop culture icon. Duration: 98 minutes Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel Watch the film: RBG Roman J. Israel, Esq., director Dan Gilroy`s sequel to his 2014 breakthrough Nightcrawler, is a character sketch with all the ornate lines. The film, which came and went in 2017 with little fanfare, shows Denzel Washington as the grumpy defender of the old-school title. His gaudy suits, vintage afro and trusty Walkman distinguish him as a timeless man, like the Rip Van Winkle of the civil rights movement, trapped in a modern legal thriller. When the brilliant but heavy Israel works in a skillful commercial law firm owned by Colin Farrell, he is forced to answer a difficult question: Will he stay true to his ideals or will he sell himself? Gilroy`s script is as serious as it is wobbly, oscillating between thoughtful graceful notes and ridiculous action rhythms.

It clearly wants to be one of those movies where you say, «They don`t do them like that anymore,» but it`s often much more looped than a lot of New Hollywood movies from the `70s that it imitates. They`ve never done it this way – and probably won`t anytime soon. Before 2012`s Magic Mike, his Oscar-winning performance at the Dallas Buyers Club, and 2014`s True Detective brought through what became known as «McConaissance,» the giddy and confused star was already finding fun ways to transform his laid-back personality in a playful way. The Lincoln Lawyer, an adaptation of a long series of novels by Bosch author Michael Connelly, is a fairly predictable, sometimes awkward legal thriller bolstered by McConaughey`s charisma. Whether he`s chatting with his chauffeur (Laurence Mason), flirting with his ex-wife (Marisa Tomei), or arguing with his manipulative client (a pleasantly vile Ryan Phillippe), McConaughey`s Mick Haller is the kind of slightly slimy hero you can`t help but put down roots. Also, like the `90s thrillers that clearly inspired it, The Lincoln Lawyer has a stacked supporting cast (Bryan Cranston! William H. Macy! Michael Peña! Josh Lucas! John Leguizamo! Shea Whigham!) This helps sell all the ridiculous plot twists. Justice is a legal drama series that revolves around Farah (Fatima Al Taei), a young woman who studied law in the United States and returns to her hometown of Abu Dhabi.

She wants to practice independently with her newly graduated international degree, but her father, a lawyer from the prosperous city, has other plans for her. The story follows the challenges Farah faces in her professional and personal life, the delicate dynamics of her family, and her struggle to succeed alone as a lawyer. As the title suggests, the series depicts the metaphorical animal nature of rival lawyers to keep their heads in the world of the legal system. Hyena has only one season with 16 episodes. Based on William Diehl`s 1993 novel of the same name, this classic thriller has it all: murder, a possibly innocent man on trial, dissociative identity disorder, and a motivated criminal defense attorney (Richard Gere) fighting for justice for his client. Aaron Stampler, a shy stuttering former altar boy played by Edward Norton, is the character at the heart of the film – did he kill or not the archbishop who sexually abused him as a teenager? The twists, twists and turns that prove to stand the test of time, and the performances are always worth repeating. In this film, Tyrone Power plays Leonard Vole, accused of murdering a rich woman. Vole is portrayed by the legendary Sir Wilfrid Robarts (played by Charles Laughton) and, to win his case, must have his alibi confirmed by his wife Christine (played by Marlene Dietrich). Harrison Ford, who still carries the cultural baggage of Han Solo and Indiana Jones, is likeable enough to play characters with a touch of defamation. This adaptation of lawyer and novelist Scott Turrow`s 1987 first blockbuster shows Ford with short-cropped hair as a married prosecutor investigating the murder of a colleague with whom he was having an affair. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, who also directed The Pelican Brief, with a precise script co-written by Dog Day Afternoon screenwriter Frank Pierson and shadow-sprinkled images by Godfather cinematographer Gordon Willis, Presumed Innocent is a successful example of impeccable `70s cinematic craftsmanship applied to a `90s studio star vehicle.

(John Williams` score is also top-notch.) Less grandiloquent than the last legal thrillers of the decade, the film explores a dark psychological terrain than one might expect, and does not relax. If you want to explore the Scandinavian legal drama, then Case might do the trick for your bill. It`s intense, dark, exciting and could be a good experience if you`re interested in Icelandic thrillers. A legal drama doesn`t have to focus on court scenes to be satisfying. Civil lawsuits also exist, and Erin Brockovich is a crackling thriller about the law and lawyers, as well as a character study and a breakup of Corporate America. Steven Soderbergh`s film is probably best known for Julia Roberts` Oscar-winning performance and her cheeky, vicious and utterly endearing real-life portrayal of the eponymous paralegal aide exposing environmental negligence and cover-up by California`s largest electric and gas utility. It`s also a sunny investigation into how companies knowingly poison people and do nothing about it, and the kind of bravery and tenacity it takes to bring them down. Good courtroom drama with high-octane narratives and powerful characters has the power to bring you the most cinematic moments you can hope for. Some of them might even make you want to be part of the legal system. No wonder there are an overwhelming number of legal TV series, and too many choices. But we`re here to help, and we bring you this handy guide to help you choose.

Julia Roberts plays a legal assistant who helps win one of the biggest settlements of all time against a California energy company accused of polluting an urban water supply.