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Bridge of Spies (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 190 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $72.31M

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.


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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 183 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.


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In the Name of the Father (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 178 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $25.01M

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.


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Michael Clayton (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $49.02M

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.


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Leviafan (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 171 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: null

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.


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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $4.31M

A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.


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Enchanted (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $127.71M

A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.


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The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 167 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $60.98M

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.


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Liar Liar (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $181.40M

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time.


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Quiz Show (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $24.82M

A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.


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A Few Good Men (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $141.34M

Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.


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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $57.98M

A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.


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Philadelphia (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $77.32M

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.


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Cape Fear (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: null

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.


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Enemy of the State (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $111.54M

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.


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Cape Fear (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $79.10M

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.


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The Age of Innocence (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $32.00M

A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.


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The Last Wave (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 158 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: null

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.


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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $52.93M

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.


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Win Win (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $10.18M

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.



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