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Drama, Comedy, Crime
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Director
Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Mervyn Leroy
Cast
Amitabh Bachchan, John Wayne, Robert De Niro
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#1

A Separation

4.2 rating from 263 reviews
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease....
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  Persian, 2011, 123 min
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease....
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Persian, 2011, 123 min, Asghar Farhadi, Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat
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Courtroom Drama, Story, Acting, Gripping, Religion, Emotional, Politics, Script, Screenplay, Culture, Thriller, Social Issue, Action, Direction, Relationships
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease....
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Language: Persian
Release Year: 2011
Runtime: 123 min
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Cast: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat
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Genre: Drama, Documentary
Feel: Gripping, Thought Provoking
Theme: Relationships, Religion
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#2

12 Angry Men

4.2 rating from 931 reviews
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence....
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  English, 1957, 96 min
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence....
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English, 1957, 96 min, Sidney Lumet, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
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Courtroom Drama, Story, Acting, Crime, Gripping, Script, Dialogue, Direction, Emotional, Intelligent, Screenplay, Social Issue, Relationships, Inspiring, Humanity
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Language: English
Release Year: 1957
Runtime: 96 min
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Feel: Gripping, Intelligent
Theme: Courtroom Drama, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Script, Acting
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#3

To Kill a Mockingbird

4.1 rating from 414 reviews
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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  English, 1962, 129 min
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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English, 1962, 129 min, Robert Mulligan, Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton
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Courtroom Drama, Story, Acting, Racism, Emotional, Rape, School Life, Human Struggle, Gripping, Cinematography, Music, Injustice, Screenplay, Direction, Relationships
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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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Language: English
Release Year: 1962
Runtime: 129 min
Director: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton
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Genre: Drama, Crime
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Social Issue, Racism
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#4

The Reader

4.1 rating from 348 reviews
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial....
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  English, 2008, 124 min
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial....
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English, 2008, 124 min, Stephen Daldry, Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz
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Courtroom Drama, Story, Emotional, Acting, War, Human Struggle, Crime, Gripping, Relationships, History, Social Issue, Sex, Direction, Romance, Sensual
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Language: English
Release Year: 2008
Runtime: 124 min
Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz
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Genre: Drama, War
Feel: Gripping, Emotional
Theme: Humanity, Human Struggle
Highly Rated For: Story, Direction
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#5

A Few Good Men

4.1 rating from 273 reviews
Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders....
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  English, 1992, 138 min
Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders....
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English, 1992, 138 min, Rob Reiner, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore
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Courtroom Drama, Story, Acting, Crime, Drama, Gripping, Script, Dialogue, Comedy, Thriller, Direction, Screenplay, Emotional, Cinematography, Music
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Language: English
Release Year: 1992
Runtime: 138 min
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore
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Genre: Drama, Crime
Feel: Gripping, Intelligent
Theme: Courtroom Drama, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Script, Acting
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#6

Philadelphia

4.1 rating from 209 reviews
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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  English, 1993, 125 min
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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English, 1993, 125 min, Jonathan Demme, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell
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Courtroom Drama, Emotional, Story, Human Struggle, Acting, Social Issue, Music, Gripping, Direction, Drama, Script, Relationships, Inspiring, Sex, History
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Language: English
Release Year: 1993
Runtime: 125 min
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell
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Genre: Drama, History
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: Courtroom Drama, Human Struggle
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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#7

The Lincoln Lawyer

4.0 rating from 166 reviews
A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime....
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  English, 2011, 118 min
A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime....
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English, 2011, 118 min, Brad Furman, Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe
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Courtroom Drama, Story, Thriller, Acting, Crime, Gripping, Direction, Script, Comedy, Rape, Intelligent, Relationships, Social Issue, Dialogue, Mystery
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Language: English
Release Year: 2011
Runtime: 118 min
Director: Brad Furman
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe
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Genre: Thriller, Crime
Feel: Gripping, Intelligent
Theme: Courtroom Drama, Relationships
Highly Rated For: Story, Direction
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#8

Paths of Glory

4.0 rating from 283 reviews
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them....
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  English, 1957, 88 min
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them....
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English, 1957, 88 min, Stanley Kubrick, Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou
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Courtroom Drama, War, Story, Acting, History, Emotional, Action, Politics, Gripping, Humanity, Direction, Injustice, Script, Cinematography, Human Struggle
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1957
Runtime: 88 min
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou
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Genre: War, History
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: Humanity, Injustice
Highly Rated For: Acting, Direction
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#9

The Judge

4.0 rating from 267 reviews
Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family....
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  English, 2014, 141 min
Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family....
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English, 2014, 141 min, David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
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Language: English
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 141 min
Director: David Dobkin
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
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Genre: Drama, Crime
Feel: Emotional, Gripping
Theme: Relationships, Courtroom Drama
Highly Rated For: Acting, Story
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#10

Sleepers

4.0 rating from 187 reviews
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Over ten years later, they get their chance for revenge....
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  English, 1996, 147 min
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Over ten years later, they get their chance for revenge....
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English, 1996, 147 min, Barry Levinson, Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt
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Courtroom Drama, Story, Acting, Emotional, Abuse, Crime, Drama, Gripping, Disturbing, School Life, Relationships, Direction, Human Struggle, Sensual, Rape
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After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Over ten years later, they get their chance for revenge....
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Language: English
Release Year: 1996
Runtime: 147 min
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt
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Genre: Drama, Crime
Feel: Emotional, Disturbing
Theme: Abuse, Social Issue
Highly Rated For: Story, Acting
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