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LIST: Law movies to watch while waiting for the Bar exam results

By Ayanna Zoleta Published Sep 29, 2023 8:34 pm Updated Sep 29, 2023 8:36 pm

Last September 24th marked the culmination of this year's Bar examinations. For three days, aspiring lawyers undertook the pivotal test that would ultimately seal their destiny of being called "attorneys."  

After months of burying your face in textbooks and reviewers, it is about time that you cut yourself a well-deserved break. Put some comfy clothes on and grab some snacks as we provide you with a list of binge-worthy law movies.

These cinematic gems will immerse you in the world of courtrooms, drama, and the justice you’ve been craving for as you wait for the exam's results slated for release this December.


Imagine a world where justice is a battle and prejudice is the enemy. Marshall is a film in the racially charged America of the 1940s.

When a young black man is accused of raping a white woman in a small Connecticut town, Thurgood Marshall arrives to defend him. But there's a twist–he's not allowed to speak in court.

The story is not only about the fight for the life of the client but also about challenging the deeply rooted racism that runs deep in society. You can enjoy this film on Netflix.  

Legally Blonde  

Where chick flick meets legal drama. Channel your inner Elle Woods as you enjoy Legally Blonde. This film is a courtroom comedy where a sorority girl follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School after he breaks up with her on the night when she expects him to propose.

Just wanting to win Warner back, Elle actually falls in love with the legal profession and realizes that she has the potential to become a great lawyer—all while looking chic in her cute outfits. Get a glimpse of Ms. Woods on HBO Go.  

The Trial of the Chicago 7 

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is set in the backdrop of the 1960s when seven anti-war activists were put on trial for inciting violence during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. As the trial unfolds, tensions rise, and the clash between the defendants and the prosecution becomes a battleground of ideologies.

This movie is a thrilling tale of the exploration of democracy, dissent, and the enduring fight for justice. Start streaming it now on Netflix.  

The Laundromat 

Taking you on a tour of financial corruption and moral bankruptcy, The Laundromat is a darkly comedic film where the elites play a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek with their ill-gotten wealth. It immerses you in a world where the intricacies of offshore tax evasion and corporate shell games become center stage.

Meryl Streep plays detective as she navigates the legal intricacies of corporate fraud and insurance claims following a boating accident. Prepare to be both fascinated and alarmed by the law's role in this thrilling exposé of financial misconduct. You can also watch this film on Netflix.  

A Fall from Grace 

What happens when a perfect love story takes a sharp U-turn into a maze of secrets and betrayal? A Fall from Grace revolves around the story of Grace Waters who found herself accused of brutally murdering her husband.

As the courtroom drama unfolds, you'll find yourself on the edge of your seat, unraveling the layers of deceit and manipulation that surround Grace's case. This movie is a tale of crime and the fallibility of the human heart. Prepare to be spellbound by this captivating exploration of justice on Netflix.  

Indictment: The McMartin Trial 

Indictment: The McMartin Trial is a riveting journey into the heart of one of the most infamous child abuse trials in American history. Picture this: a quiet preschool in California, a social media frenzy and a community being torn apart. This film dives into the true story of the McMartin family, who ran the McMartin Preschool.

When accusations of child abuse surface, a small accusation snowballs into a nationwide witch hunt. The movie offers a glimpse into the legal circus that ensues, as lawyers grapple with the question of innocence or guilt. Witness the indictment of the McMartins on  HBO Go.