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Poll: The Best '50s/'60s Courtroom Movies

Many recent polls have been dedicated to a specific decade, but in the case of courtroom dramas, it was so hard to tell whether it was the late '50s or early '60s that best defined the genre that I called for a split decision.

So, your honor, here's a compilation of twenty legal movies or trial films made during an impressively short span of time, from 1956 to 1962, all of them became models of cinematic excellence.

Which of these '50s/'60s courtroom movies is your favorite?

After giving your verdict, you may discuss the list in the users' room

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    12 Angry Men (1957)

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    Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

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    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

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    Paths of Glory (1957)

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    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

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    Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

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    The Wrong Man (1956)

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    Inherit the Wind (1960)

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    The Young Philadelphians (1959)

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    Compulsion (1959)

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    The Trial (1962)

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    La Vérité (1960)

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    I Want to Live! (1958)

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    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

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    Advise & Consent (1962)

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    Libel (1959)

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    Town Without Pity (1961)

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    The Tattered Dress (1957)

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    The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)


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