I feel like it’s safe to say that some of our favourite movies cover aspects of life we either admire or wish to be associated with. The representatives of various professions, for instance firefighters, doctors or, alternatively, housewives have received substantial attention from film directors and have been depicted in numerous films and TV shows that are mainstream hits or timeless classic. One profession that is not to be overlooked in this context is lawyers. They are on TV screens quite often and many well-known TV series and films choose to feature them due to them being an invaluable part of maintaining order in the society. So without further ado, let’s take a look at films that make all of us want to be lawyers.
Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Mick Haller, a knowledgeable defence lawyer, finds himself working a rather controversial case that is given a lot of attention by the public. He is defending a son of an influential and madly rich realtor who is accused of very serious crimes. While initially Haller believes the innocence of the young man and dives into defending him at all costs, later on he starts discovering evidence that sheds doubts on whether the realtor’s son is truly innocent. The film is an adaptation of a novel with the same name written in 2005 by Michael Connelly. If the plot isn’t enough, consider giving it a shot because of the spectacular acting done by Matthew McConaughey.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
If you don’t know the film, you must know the book. If you don’t know the book, it’s about the time to open up the novel of that same name by Harper Lee and see for yourself why it is considered one of the greatest books ever written that cover topics of social equality and innocence of children. About the film – set in the era of the Great Depression, it follows two storylines. One is a story of a black man who is standing trial in a time and place where everyone is determined to sentence him just because of the colour of his skin. His lawyer, Atticus Finch, is unlike most of his generation and comes to defend the young man, who is evidently innocent. The second storyline follows the day-to-day lives of Finch’s two children, Scout and Jem, who find themselves spying on their strange neighbours. The two stories intertwine to create a picture that will leave an impact on everyone.
A Few Good Men (1992)
This one is for everyone fond not just of law, but also military and war movies. A US military lawyer by the name of Lt. Daniel Kaffee stands in defence of two other US members of the US military, marines, who are on trial for the murder of another marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. The evidence and gut feeling are suggesting the murderer is someone else, someone you can’t touch very easily.