Legal Eagles

A natural breeding ground for tension, suspense and witty repartee, the courtroom has long been an obvious choice for filmmakers. Here you will find murder ('In Cold Blood', 'Murder in the First'), injustice ('The Trials of Darryl Hunt', 'In The Name of the Father'), corruption ('Runaway Jury', 'Damages'), bigotry ('To Kill A Mockingbird', 'The Accused') and a few laughs as well ('Legally Blonde'). All be seated! Court is now in session! Pictured: Brock Peters and the inimitable Gregory Peck who won the Oscar for his protrayal of Atticus Finch in 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

The Good Wife: Season 1 (2009)

Starring: Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Makenzie Veg...

In 'The Good Wife', Golden Globe winner Julianna Margulies plays Alicia Florrick, the resilient wife of a disgraced State's Attorney. After her high-p... Read more

The Good Wife: Season 2 (2010)

Starring: Alan Cumming, Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth,...

Season Two holds nothing back as Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) struggles to follow her instincts. And her heart. In the courtroom, Alicia's rel... Read more

The Good Wife: Season 3 (2011)

Starring: Alan Cumming, Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles

Discover this third season, and discover that perhaps the good wife is not afraid to be bad. Tougher in the courtroom, stronger for her family, and ho... Read more

The Good Wife: Season 4 (2012)

Starring: Julianna Margulies, Alan Cumming, Josh Charles

Alicia Florrick (Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Julianna Margulies) brings her sharp mind and signature grace to challenges both in and out of the cou... Read more

The Juror (1996)

Director: Brian Gibson
Starring: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini

A juror (Demi Moore) on a high-profile Mafia trial is terrorised by a hoodlum (Alec Baldwin) who wants her to hang the jury. Fine performances by both... Read more

The Life of David Gale (2003)

Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Gabriel Mann, Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Laura Linney, Matt Craven

In this gripping drama, Kevin Spacey is a former philosophy professor and death penalty opponent who finds himself on death row for killing associate... Read more

The Man Who Sued God (2001)

Director: Mark Joffe
Starring: Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Wendy Hughes

When Steve Myers, played by the irrepressible Billy Connolly, is told the lightning that struck and obliterated his fishing boat was an Act of God and... Read more

The Paper Chase (1973)

Director: James Bridges
Starring: Edward Herrmann, John Houseman, Timothy Bottoms, James Naughton, Lindsay Wagner

A first-year Harvard Law School student (Timothy Bottoms) struggles to impress the school's most intimidating professor (Best Supporting Actor Oscar-w... Read more

The Pelican Brief (1994)

Director: Alan J Pakula
Starring: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard, Tony Goldwyn, James B...

Well-crafted thriller based on John Grisham's best-selling book about a law student whose theory (or brief) about the conspiracy behind the assassinat... Read more

The Practice: Season 1 (1997)

Starring: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, Camryn Manheim, Steve Harris, LisaGay Hamilt...

Before 'Boston Legal', and concurrent with his other hit show, 'Ally McBeal', David E Kelley created another legal eagle show, centred around a firm o... Read more