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1. Legally Blonde (2001)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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59 Metascore

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis

Votes: 168,638 | Gross: $96.52M

2. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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68 Metascore

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

Votes: 441,458 | Gross: $84.35M

3. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Votes: 370,863 | Gross: $130.16M

4. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 161,060 | Gross: $125.60M

5. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Votes: 176,882 | Gross: $49.10M

6. Something Borrowed (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, John Krasinski

Votes: 54,851 | Gross: $39.05M

7. Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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41 Metascore

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 187,450 | Gross: $163.48M

8. American Wedding (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.3
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43 Metascore

It's the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim's old friends from high school and Michelle's little sister.

Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy

Votes: 184,669 | Gross: $104.57M

9. Rounders (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich

Votes: 135,238 | Gross: $22.91M

10. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 73,144 | Gross: $63.86M

11. Conviction (II) (2010)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Thomas D. Mahard

Votes: 40,090 | Gross: $6.78M

12. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 70,908 | Gross: $100.77M

13. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

4.8
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47 Metascore

Elle Woods heads to Washington, D.C. to join the staff of a Representative in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart, Regina King

Votes: 57,685 | Gross: $90.19M

14. Hellcats (2010–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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The wild world of competitive college cheerleading.

Stars: Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, Robbie Jones, Heather Hemmens

Votes: 9,863

15. Shattered Glass (2003)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History

7.1
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73 Metascore

The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 31,727 | Gross: $2.22M

16. Soul Man (1986)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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33 Metascore

To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7,107 | Gross: $27.82M

17. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 8,727 | Gross: $14.02M

18. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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93 Metascore

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra

Votes: 13,446 | Gross: $15.45M

19. 200 Cigarettes (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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33 Metascore

A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.

Director: Risa Bramon Garcia | Stars: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 14,170 | Gross: $6.85M

20. The Paper Chase (1973)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Votes: 6,695

21. Southside with You (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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74 Metascore

The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side.

Director: Richard Tanne | Stars: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear

Votes: 7,399 | Gross: $6.30M

22. Waking the Dead (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

Votes: 6,473 | Gross: $0.33M

23. Tape (2001)

R | 86 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

Votes: 17,805 | Gross: $0.49M

24. The Great Buck Howard (2008)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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63 Metascore

A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

Director: Sean McGinly | Stars: Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt

Votes: 13,075 | Gross: $0.75M

25. True Colors (1991)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.3
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Best friends from law school to election night, their friendship is sorely tested when one learns of another's betrayal.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 4,531 | Gross: $0.42M

26. Storytelling (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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50 Metascore

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Maria Thayer

Votes: 16,564 | Gross: $0.91M

27. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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The trials of a group of law students under the tutelage of a strict professor.

Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 699

28. Compulsion (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 5,349

29. The New Centurions (1972)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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An idealistic rookie cop joins the L.A.P.D. to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Scott Wilson

Votes: 2,037

30. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

Director: Mariano Barroso | Stars: Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Edward James Olmos, Mía Maestro

Votes: 2,040

31. Golden Time (2013– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Banri Tada is a freshman at a Tokyo law school. After an accident, he suffers severe memory loss. Despite the incident, he befriends fellow freshman, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, which leads him to the beautiful, yet obsessive, Kouko Kaga.

Stars: Yui Horie, Makoto Furukawa, Ai Kayano, Kaito Ishikawa

Votes: 1,483

32. Flamingo Road (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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A small town corrupt sheriff manipulates local candidates to the state legislature but he eventually comes into conflict with a visiting carnival dancer.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, David Brian

Votes: 2,122 | Gross: $2.26M

33. Listen to Me (1989)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.

Director: Douglas Day Stewart | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Jami Gertz, Roy Scheider, Amanda Peterson

Votes: 966 | Gross: $4.30M

34. Cosi (1996)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.6
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Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 1,725

35. Personal Velocity (2002)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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70 Metascore

Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk, John Ventimiglia

Votes: 3,351 | Gross: $0.77M

36. Rubirosa (2018)

Drama, History

6.5
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Story of Porfirio Rubirosa, the Dominican playboy and suspected spy.

Directors: Carlos Moreno, Hugo Rodríguez, Juancho Cardona, Manolo Cardona, Mauricio Lule | Stars: Manolo Cardona, Damián Alcázar, Ana Serradilla, Carolina Guerra

Votes: 51

37. Guinevere (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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68 Metascore

A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.

Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Sarah Polley, Stephen Rea, Jean Smart, Gina Gershon

Votes: 2,300 | Gross: $0.61M

38. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

Votes: 10,002 | Gross: $0.71M

39. Les Cousins (1959)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

7.3
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A pair of cousins share a flat, but animosity begins to build between the two when a woman gets involved.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Juliette Mayniel, Guy Decomble

Votes: 2,276

40. Trial (1955)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

6.8
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Courtroom drama set in 1947 and underlying post-WW2 acute problems facing the USA such as stormy race relations and the growing threat of local communism.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Glenn Ford, Dorothy McGuire, Arthur Kennedy, John Hodiak

Votes: 856

41. Porn 'n Chicken (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

4.7
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Add a Plot

Director: Lawrence Trilling | Stars: Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Angela Goethals, Alex Burns, Geoffrey Arend

Votes: 666

42. My Favorite Season (1993)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Marthe Villalonga, Jean-Pierre Bouvier

Votes: 1,785 | Gross: $0.76M

43. Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

R | 90 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend.

Director: Tiffanie DeBartolo | Stars: Ione Skye, Jennifer Aniston, Mackenzie Astin, Michael Landes

Votes: 2,528

44. Aag (1948)

138 min | Musical, Romance

7.5
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Failing to move on from his loss of childhood love, a man turns to his passion for theater.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Nargis, Kamini Kaushal, Nigar Sultana, Kamal Kapoor

Votes: 314

45. Bordertown (1935)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Embittered when prejudice cuts short his nascent law career, once-idealistic Johnny Ramirez leaves his home in Los Angeles and ends up in Mexico. He quickly becomes the invaluable ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 1,307

46. Godfather (1991)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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Two youngsters from rival clans fall in love.

Directors: Lal, Siddique | Stars: N.N. Pillai, Mukesh, Kanaka, Philomina

Votes: 2,452

47. Student No. 1 (2001)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Aditya (Jr. NTR) joins a law college in Vizag as a student. The law college is notorious for its unruly students headed by Satya (Rajeev Kanakala). Aditya is shown as a young mysterious man... See full summary »

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Ali, Tanikella Bharani, Brahmanandam, Gajala

Votes: 1,419

48. Class (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping -... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Justin Bruening, Constance Marie, Eric Roberts

Votes: 351

49. The Big Hangover (1950)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.0
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A law school graduate is hired by a top law firm but hides from them a secret about a problem he has--he is so allergic to alcohol that one whiff of it and he passes out like a light.

Director: Norman Krasna | Stars: Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor, Percy Waram, Fay Holden

Votes: 346

50. I, Desire (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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A Los Angeles student working as a coroner's assistant falls in love with a strange young woman.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: David Naughton, Dorian Harewood, Marilyn Jones, Barbara Stock

Votes: 180



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