Let's Begin: I'll Revise The List As We Go. Then Rank.

The 10 Best Legal Movies.

So far, these come to mind:

Edit: Now with current rankings.
  •  (1) 12 Angry Men (I listed it first by chance, but it may be the best.)
  •  (2) To Kill A Mockingbird (But, man, the prosecutor was horrible.)
  •  (5) A Time To Kill (The only Grisham film worthy)
  •  (3) My Cousin Vinny (more realistic than you think)
  •  (4) The Paper Chase (great law school movie)
  •  (6A) Jagged Edge (underrated)
  •  (10) Witness for the Prosecution (oldie but a goodie)
  •  Anatomy of a Murder (ditto)(And, I admit, it's been a long time since I've seen it and might under value it.)
  • (7) The People vs. Larry Flynt (Has the greatest line ever when the defense lawyer is simply fed up with him but Flynt replies with: "You don't want to quit me, I'm your dream client: I'm the most fun, I'm rich, and I'm always in trouble."
  •  A Few Good Men (overrated)
  •  (9) Philadelphia (better when you watch it now)
  •  (10) Devil's Advocate (Pacino's performance alone makes it worthy of the list)
  • (6) Presumed Innocent (Still confusing to me but very realistic if you want to know how a DA's office works, the pressure of being a defense lawyer and, more importantly, the pressure of being accused.)
  • (9) The Verdict (A great movie on legal ethics.)
  • Edit: Cape Fear. (This was nominated by a reader and I wanted to dismiss it because it wasn't a "legal" movie. But the more I think about it, it is exactly that. )
  • Edit: Fracture (Something about it just bugged me. I can't put my finger on it, though)
  • Edit: (8A) Primal Fear (I'm thinking it might go higher)
  • Edit: Suspect
  • Edit: Murder in the First
  • Edit: Sleepers
  • Edit: JFK
  • Edit: Kramer vs. Kramer
Edit: Nominated by readers but which I have not seen:
  • Justice For All
  • Body Heat
  • Lincoln Lawyer (my bad for not seeing this)
  • Absence of Malice
  • Inherit The Wind (how have not seen this?)
  • Judgment at Nuremberg 
  • Class Action
  • Ghosts of Mississppi
  • Life of David Gale
Disqualified as not being worthy:
  • Legal Eagles
  • Legally Blonde
  • The Firm
  • The Juror
  • The Rainmaker
  • The Pelican Brief
  • Runaway Jury (as you can tell, I don't think much of John Grisham movies because I don't think he ever spent time in the courtroom.)
  • Liar, Liar