Best new Courtroom movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best legal movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Rick Famuyiwa, Chaitanya Tamhane & Ronit Elkabetz our new legal genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

A well written courtroom drama can be much more thrilling and exciting than an average horror film. Scroll down to find which are the best courtroom movies of the last years.

New legal movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018


Best legal movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 legal movies

  • Marshall

    DIRECTOR: Reginald Hudlin
    CAST: Dan Stevens Sterling K. Brown Kate Hudson

    Upcoming biopic about the first Afro-American Supreme Court Judge, Thurgood Marshall. Read more

    RATING: 75/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 13th, 2017

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Best legal movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated legal movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • The Judge

    DIRECTOR: David DobkinDavid Dobkin
    CAST: Robert Downey Jr. Robert Duvall Vera Farmiga

    A successful lawyer has to return to his home town when his father who is the town judge is charged of murder; he investigates the case to get to the truth and in the... Read more

    RATING: 74/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 10th, 2014

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  • Loving

    DIRECTOR: Jeff Nichols
    CAST: Ruth Negga Joel Edgerton Will Dalton

    An inter-racial couple faces a court trial for miscegenation as their marriage is discarded by the Virginia state law hence forcing them into a legal battle for their... Read more

    RATING: 71/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 4th, 2016

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  • The Lincoln Lawyer

    DIRECTOR: Brad Furman
    CAST: Matthew McConaughey Marisa Tomei Ryan Phillippe

    A lawyer is appointed to defend a wealthy realtor in a case of assault against him; the accused claims that the victim was fabricating the charges to get money from him... Read more

    RATING: 7.3/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 18th, 2011

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  • Hannah Arendt

    DIRECTOR: Margarethe von Trotta
    CAST: Barbara Sukowa Axel Milberg Janet McTeer

    The film provides an outlook to the life and profession of Hannah Arendt; a philosopher and a Political theorist who reported the war crime trials of Nazi Adolf Eichman... Read more

    RATING: 7.2/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 10th, 2013

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  • Lucia de B

    DIRECTOR: Paula van der Oest
    CAST: Marwan Kenzari Barry Atsma Fockeline Ouwerkerk

    A young attorney puts a nurse who is accused of serial killings, behind the bars but then she finds evidence that states her innocence and puts the attorney in dilemma. Read more

    RATING: 7.1/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 3rd, 2014

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  • Denial

    DIRECTOR: Mick Jackson
    CAST: Rachel Weisz Tom Wilkinson Timothy Spall

    A highly popular and acclaimed writer and historian is sued for libel by a denier when she claims in her writings that holocaust had actually taken place; now she has to... Read more

    RATING: 66/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 21st, 2016

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  • Bernie

    DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater
    CAST: Jack Black Shirley MacLaine Matthew McConaughey

    An amiable undertaker develops a fond friendship with a wealthy widow but soon realizes her controlling manners and so he goes great distances to get rid of this... Read more

    RATING: 6.8/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 22nd, 2012

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