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3 Top Legal Films That Everyone Should See


So, it’s a Friday afternoon in Florida, and you are bored out of your mind. Sure, you could go somewhere and hang out with friends, but what if that simply sounds like it’s too much? Don’t fret if that’s the case. Instead, how about inviting some companions over for a movie night?

Of course, you can also do this on another occasion, like let’s say a Mondy or Saturday morning if you wish. The choice is up to you. 

Thanks to pay-per-view, on-demand, and streaming services, you can pretty much catch any movie on at any time.

Would you rather watch alone? That’s an option too. You can kick back in your pajamas and binge your favorite shows. Now, the only question is, “What should you watch?”. That obviously depends on you and your likes/dislikes, but the following are some selections you’ll appreciate, especially if you’re into plots surrounding courtrooms, legal proceedings, and lawyers. 



1. My Cousin Vinny

When you think of legal movies, you might picture them as having boring and stuffy storylines. However, that couldn’t be further from the case with My Cousin Vinny, a comedy from 1992 with an R rating. It is about two youngsters from New York accused of murder in Alabama. Once that happens, one of the youths calls in a favor to a family member that’s a loud-mouthed attorney without trial experience. Okay, that’s all we’re saying, for now, so nothing gets spoiled. If you want to feel good, smile, and laugh, give this show featuring Joe Pesci, Marissa Tomei, and Ralph Macchio a chance.

2. Miracle On 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street could be the perfect option if you’re into classic movies with Christmas themes. The film was made in 1947, isn’t rated, and stars Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, and John Payne. Basically, a divorced New York mother hires someone to play Santa Claus at a Macy’s store. The actor’s sanity comes into question at some point because he claims to be the real Santa. Then, a lawyer defends him in court, trying to show the judge and jury that the man isn’t mistaken.

3. A Few Good Men

Are military movies with legal aspects your cup of tea? A Few Good Men with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson from 1992 could be the perfect solution. Aaron Sorkin wrote the story, and Rob Reiner directed the film. Marines are accused of murder in this drama. However, they contend that they merely acted under orders and were given legal representation. Cruise plays Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, a military attorney. The lawyer eventually learns that the story provided by the officials sounds fishy. Thus, he does what it takes to uncover the truth and defend the soldiers.

Some Final Thoughts

The next time you want to watch something, consider these legal films. They are sure to make your Florida day or night that much better. Now, it is time to cover a little something else. You might be entitled to fair compensation if you get seriously hurt in an accident because of someone’s negligence. Hence, if you believe you’re owed restitution for another party’s recklessness, contact our firm to schedule a free case evaluation with a reputable and trustworthy personal injury lawyer.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

3 Top Legal Films That Everyone Should See

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