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Best Law-Related Movies on Netflix

Courtroom dramas are becoming an increasingly popular genre in the media. Television shows and movies alike are making an effort to whet the appetite of viewers who enjoy a bit of courtroom tension. With the Netflix era upon us, there is no better place to binge watch some great law-related movies. Here are some of the options currently available for streaming on Netflix.

To Kill a Mockingbird

This movie is a classic that is set in Alabama during the 1930's. The courtroom drama aspect of this story focuses on a man named Atticus Finch, who is an extremely respected lawyer in the community. When a black man is accused of rape within the community, Atticus decides to defend him during the trial. As a whirlpool of hatred is unleashed, the events of the trial are seen through the eyes of Scout, who is Finch's six year old daughter. To Kill a Mockingbird is a great choice for anyone looking to catch a courtroom drama, because it touches on crimes against an individual that are shown through the point of view of an innocent child without prejudice.

Amistad

Another classic film that showcases a great courtroom drama is Amistad. Set in the year 1839, a group of Africans are being held captive on the cramped Spanish ship La Amistad. Those being held against their will find a way to break free of their shackles, but in the process of reclaiming their freedom most of the crew is lost. Their only chance of returning to Africa is forfeit when an American ship captures them and charges them with piracy and murder. The trial becomes a symbol of a divided nation; the tides only turn when former President John Quincy Adams goes to bat for those being treated unjustly in the Supreme Court. Watching this drama will help you truly understand the legal processes of bygone eras.

Puncture

Puncture is a movie about two friends who are struggling to keep their personal injury law firm afloat when they come across a local emergency room doctor who needs their services. She has been pricked with a contaminated needle on the job. They soon find that they are outmatched against theThe examples of courtroom dramas that deal with personal injury, wrongdoing, and other crimes on this list are the perfect movies to give you a sense of American law. They offer the experience of cases in the judicial process and show exactly how a great lawyer would offer representation in such a situation. The best thing about these movies is that they're on Netflix. Binge away! pharmaceutical company's big lawyers, but it gives a great perspective into a personal injury case and the events that unfold during the trial. This film shows the true injustice that can be done by large companies and the effort that is required from a good lawyer to acquire justice.

Black or White

This movie is a great courtroom drama that touches on some societal and child rearing issues that are experienced today. A young biracial girl loses her maternal grandmother; only to be tossed into a war between her grandfather, whom she lives with, and her paternal grandmother. Both grandparents are forced to face their differences and consider what is best for the child they both love.

A Stoning in Fulham County

This film is about an Amish community that is wronged by a group of local teens. As the family travels home from a community gathering, a truck full of teenagers drives past the family. As they shout insults, a rock is thrown by one of the teenagers and hits the family's seven month old baby in the head. As a result, the baby dies, and the family wishes to turn the other cheek, but the county prosecutor feels the need to fight for the family and help prevent any future aggressions towards the Amish community. This film touches issues like the death of a child and religious differences while delving into the legal aspect of the personal injury and the chaos that follows.

The examples of courtroom dramas that deal with personal injury, wrongdoing, and other crimes on this list are the perfect movies to give you a sense of American law. They offer the experience of cases in the judicial process and show exactly how a great lawyer would offer representation in such a situation. The best thing about these movies is that they're on Netflix. Binge away!

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