Blueprint LSAT Blog: Legal Movies

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: A Time to Kill

For this week’s installment of The Greatest Lawyer Movies of all time, I watched… A Time to Kill 1996 dir. Joel Schumacher A ten-year-old girl is raped and nearly killed in rural Mississippi. She is black. The rapists are vile, white, Confederate flag-waving hicks, the kind only found in neglected rural backwaters and Hollywood genre

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: A Civil Action

Many lawyer movies are good. Some are great. But which are the best? That’s what I want to find out, so I’m working my way through the ABA’s Top 25 in no particular order. This week, I watched #22… A Civil Action 1998 dir. Steve Zaillian You may have seen “A Civil Action” at some

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: Anatomy of a Murder

LSAT students need a break every once in awhile, and lawyer movies are a great option for passive entertainment. There’s nothing like a good courtroom drama to keep you excited about your future legal career and get you through the LSAT slog. But which lawyer movies are the best? That’s what I’m trying to find

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: The Lincoln Lawyer

I’m a man on a mission, watching lawyer movies one at a time to find the GOAT. So far, I’ve been watching films from ABA’s Top 25 in no particular order. But this week, I decided to watch a movie that didn’t make the list but that is nonetheless a popular recent entry to the

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: Reversal of Fortune

There are so many great lawyer movies. Which ones are the best? That’s what I’m trying to find out. This week, I watched #18… Reversal of Fortune 1990 dir. Barbet Schroeder Like many other lawyer movies I’ve seen recently, “Reversal of Fortune” has as its central protagonist a brilliant and principled defense attorney. This time,

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: Inherit the Wind

This week, I decided to watch #5 on the ABA’s Top 25, “Inherit the Wind.” That’s a pretty high ranking, placing it in the company of classics like “My Cousin Vinny” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Is the movie really that good? Read on to find out… Inherit the Wind 1960 dir. Stanley Kramer In

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: Compulsion (1959)

There are so many great lawyer movies. Which ones are the best? That’s what I’m trying to find out. This week, I watched… Compulsion 1959 dir. Richard Fleischer “Compulsion” is a fictionalization of the 1924 murder of Robert Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. The crime grabbed headlines because of the troubling motivations the

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The Greatest Lawyer Movies of All Time: The Paper Chase

For this week’s edition of The Greatest Lawyer Movie of All Time, I decided to check out the 1973 film “The Paper Chase,” which can currently be streamed on Amazon. Unlike the other movies on our list, this isn’t a courtroom drama. Instead, it’s about a first year law student’s struggle to pass Contract Law.

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