Top 10 films about lawyers with an exciting plot

Top 10 films about lawyers with an exciting plot


Do they have feelings? Which problems do they face and are they sick at heart after each lawsuit? The answers to these questions can be found in the most striking films about lawyers created by home and foreign directors. These are feature, biographical and documentary films with interesting plots. has made the list of the best films about lawyers and attorneys-at-law. Review the Top films that are worth watching, 

A Civil Action, 1998

Genre: Drama

IMDb Rating: 6.6

A Civil Action
© Shot from the film «A Civil Action» (1998)

Jan Schlichtmann is a cynical lawyer; that bothers only with high-paying cases, which are easily resolved outside the courtroom. Another case seems just as easy. But in reality, the trial will turn into a difficult and endless battle in which the lawyer will have to put his fortune, reputation and honour at stake. This great film about lawyers was based on real events, in which John Travolta brilliantly showed the rebirth of the lead character.

The Devil’s Advocate, 1997

Genre: Drama, Detective, Thriller, Fantasy

IMDb Rating: 7.5

The Devil’s Advocate
© Shot from the film «The Devil’s Advocate» (1997)

Kevin Lomax is an ambitious young lawyer that sees no opponents on his way. Together with his wife, he moves to New York at the invitation of the head of the major legal concern. He lives happily and wins all the cases he takes on. Though Kevin protects the villains, it doesn’t stop him from enjoying life. But not long … Once he realizes that he has become the Devil advocate.

Keanu Reeves featured in this extremely popular film about lawyers.

Puncture, 2011

Genre: Drama, Biography

IMDb Rating: 6.8

© Shot from the film «Puncture» (2011)

The young lawyer has to deal with his own demons because of drug addiction. He decides to sue the head of the medical industry. This foreign film was based on real-life events.

The Whole Truth, 2016

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Detective

IMDb Rating: 6.2

The Whole Truth
© Shot from the film «The Whole Truth» (2016)

Another film about lawyers with Keanu Reeves in the lead role. The lawyer is trying to prove the innocence of a teenage client who is accused of killing a rich father.

The Counselor, 2013

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime

IMDb Rating: 5.3

The Counselor
© Shot from the film «The Counselor» (2013)

A good lawyer who stands at the peak of success agrees to a dubious offer. He helps his friend transport a batch of cocaine from Mexico to the USA for a mint of money …

The Judge, 2014

Genre: Drama

IMDb Rating: 7.4

The Judge
© Shot from the film «The Judge» (2014)

A very good and successful lawyer arrives at his mother’s funeral. He learns that his father, a city judge, is suspected of murder. The lawyer stays to sort things out. Gradually, he finds out things that were left in the dark.

The Lincoln Lawyer, 2011

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime

IMDb Rating: 7.3

The Lincoln Lawyer
© Shot from the film «The Lincoln Lawyer» (2011)

Mickey Holler is a successful lawyer from Los Angeles who complements his vibrant image with the Lincoln car. He takes on the case of a wealthy client who attacked a prostitute. It seems that everything is pretty simple and the lawyer easily gets a not-guilty verdict approved. But he understands that the client is hiding the truth …

Body of Evidence, 1992

Genre: Drama, Thriller

IMDb Rating: 4.5

Body of Evidence
© Shot from the film «Body of Evidence» (1992)

The lawyer Frank Dulaney falls in love with his client and so skillfully builds a speech that the jury issue a verdict of not guilty in the murder of her husband. A day later, the lawyer witnesses the client with the man who helped her commit the murder …

One of the best 18+ films about lawyers in which the young Madonna played.

Intolerable Cruelty, 2003

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Crime

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Intolerable Cruelty,
© Shot from the film «Intolerable Cruelty» (2003)

Miles Massey is a famous lawyer who has fame and money. But he feels that he lacks a duel with a worthy enemy. Fate brings him to the marriage speculator Marilyn Rexroth, who wants to divorce his client and take some of the money …

Liar Liar, 1997

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Liar Liar,
© Shot from the film «Liar Liar» (1997)

Attorney Fletcher Reed is a wholesale liar. He lies to everyone, including his wife and child. One day, his son makes a wish for dad to stop cheating. The wish comes true and suddenly the lawyer’s tongue turns into his enemy. Now his honesty may put him out of business.

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