Order in The Court? Top 5 Courtroom Series/Movies to Watch via Netflix

Posted on 02-08-2016 by
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It’s a gloomy weekend which means it’s the perfect weather for a movie weekend! But this won’t be any kind of movie weekend, but a Netflix weekend. Netflix has become a top media-streaming service that has received an increase in publicity thanks to the controversy around their recently- released docuseries Making A Murder. Making A Murder is a docuseries that :

“explores the story of Steven Avery, a Manitowoc County, Wisconsin man, who served 18 years in prison for the sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen, before being exonerated in 2003. In 2005 he was arrested in connection with the murder of Teresa Halbach, a local photographer, and convicted in 2007.” - Netflix

While this docuseries has made its’ presence felt in the legal real, this isn’t the only good documentary that revolves around crimes and the legal procedures taken involving the case. Here are a few of my personal favorites:

1.  Gideon’s Army (2014)

“At Atlanta’s Southern Pacific Defender Training Center, three recent law school grads prepare to represent some of the poorest of the poor.”

2.  Kids For Cash (2013)

“Determined to deter kids from crime, a juvenile court judge hands out harsh sentences for trivial offenses, until one parent questions his motives.”

3.  Shenandoah (2012)

“This wrenching documentary explores a coal mining town where four white high school football stars were charged in the murder of a Mexican immigrant.”

4.  The Central Park Five (2012)

“This documentary examines the case of five teenagers, all African-American or Latino, who were convicted of the brutal rape of a white woman in 1989.”

5. Dear Zachary: A Letter To His Son About His Father (2008)

“Kurt Kuenne’s tribute to his murdered friend, Andrew Bagby, tells the story of a child custody battle won by Bagby’s ex-girlfriend and accused killer.”

After reading the list are there any other good legal-movies you would recommend? If so feel free to share below.

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