10 Must-See Movies for Law Students

We select movies that every right lover needs to watch. They are works of the most diverse genres, always having as central figure for the development of their stories several of the components linked to the law, with lawyers dealing with ethical and moral issues about the profession, the construction of cases against large companies, the legal environment and family component. Let’s go to the list!


10º – The Devil’s Advocate (Taylor Hackford, 1997)After standing out in a small town, a young lawyer has the chance to perform for a large company in New York. However, what should be his great chance, ends up being notable as something unpleasant as his wife starts to feel the psychological effects of his new companions. ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ works with several irresistible philosophical concepts, knowing how to measure this to his agile and dynamic plot. A traditional atmospheric suspense that still brings the incredible presences of Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, plus one of the most remarkable performances of Al Pacino’s career.


9º – To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)A respected lawyer decides to help a black man falsely accused of a horrible crime. Now it’s up to him to deal with an extremely racist town on his tail. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, films based on Harper Lee’s novel, alternates between positive and negative moments, reaching its pinnacle of quality precisely in the subject of racism being debated. It is also worth highlighting the great performance of the legendary Gregory Peck ahead of the main character.


8º – The Lincoln Lawyer (Brad Furman, 2011)In the plot, a lawyer accepts a new case, defending a man from a charge of aggression against a woman. The movie gains its substance when the lawyer begins to question whether his client is really innocent in the case. ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ questions the moral and ethical principles of law, making the spectator, as well as his central character, doubt and reflect on some delicate issues.

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