20 Movies Like The Pelican Brief (1993)
3 Enemy of the State (1998) ★ 7.3
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Every moment of his life a man is in plain sight, even when he is sure no one can see him. Robert Dean, a successful lawyer, has come into the hands of a terrible piece of evidence that exposes a high-ranking official. But the Secret Service has learned about it before Robert and immediately took action. The latest technology went into action: in today's world, you do not need to be a magician to change a person's fate - it is enough just to go to a computer. In a matter of days, from a law-abiding citizen Dean turned into a dangerous criminal, on which the real hunt was declared. When the lawyer finds allies and gives them the mysterious evidence, many heads will fly... if he doesn't lose his own before then...
11 A Time to Kill (1996) ★ 7.4
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
16 Fracture (2007) ★ 7.2
An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.
18 In the Line of Fire (1993) ★ 7.2
Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.
19 Primal Fear (1996) ★ 7.7
As the brutal murder of Chicago's beloved archbishop by the hand of the shy nineteen-year-old altar boy, Aaron Stampler, makes the headlines, the high-profile defence attorney, Martin Vail, takes the opportunity to be in the spotlight. Pro bono, Vail is eager to represent the penniless defendant and the case's seemingly obvious murderer; however, Aaron appears to know more than he lets on. Under those circumstances, is Stampler truly guilty of murder, or was he framed? Above all, is the arrogant and cynical lawyer prepared to dig deep into the popular priest's past to unearth the truth?
20 High Crimes (2002) ★ 6.3
A successful lawyer's husband is arrested for murdering 9 villagers in El Salvador in 1988 as US soldier under a different name. She defends him in military court and investigates. Framed?