Top 5 Personal Injury Law Movies
Many great legal movies have been made, including classics like “To Kill a Mockingbird” or “12 Angry Men,” as well as instant classics like “A Few Good Men.” While these movies have dealt with topics such as civil rights, racial injustice, murder, and other criminal acts, there are also many great movies that deal with the injustice of personal injury.
Here are our picks for the top 5 movies dealing with personal injury law:
Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her turn as the sassy title character, a persistent legal assistant who helped uncover a power company’s pollution of the local water supply through improper waste dumping, leading to side effects in the residents such as cancer. The movie is based on a true story, and the case was one of the biggest class-action lawsuits in American history.
John Travolta plays small-time lawyer Jan Schlictmann, who leads a class-action lawsuit against a tannery that he believes is responsible for the deaths of eight children of leukemia. The movie is also based on a true story (and a book of the same name) about a water-contamination case in Massachusetts.
A biologist working for Big Tobacco reveals that the companies knew about tobacco’s addicting and destructive properties but lied about it. The biologist, played by Russell Crowe, risks everything by going on a national news show to reveal this insider information. Another movie based on a true story.
Paul Newman plays Frank Galvin, who pursues a medical malpractice suit to get justice for his clients and restore his reputation as a lawyer. The movie was nominated for five Academy Awards.
Rudy Baylor, played by Matt Damon, is a recent law graduate who takes on a big insurance company that is denying its clients their rightful benefits. He ends up winning millions in the suit. The movie is adapted from a John Grisham novel by the same name.
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