Top 10 Courtroom Drama Movies

The American Film Institute asked more than 1,500 members of the film community to pick the ten best films representing ten American genres: animated, fantasy, gangster, science fiction, western, sports, mystery, romantic comedy, courtroom drama, and epic. The criterion for inclusion was feature-length (over 60 minutes), an American film, critical recognition, any major awards won, popularity over time, historical significance, and cultural impact. This list was released in 2008.

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1963)
  2. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  3. Kramer VS. Kramer (1979)
  4. The Verdict (1982)
  5. A Few Good Men (1992)
  6. Witness for the Prosecution (1958)
  7. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  8. In Cold Blood (1967)
  9. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
  10. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

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