8 movies based on real-life legal battles and court cases

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988): Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this retro movie set in the 1940s stars Jeff Bridges as automaker Preston Tucker, facing accusations of fraud from Detroit's Big 3.

Big Eyes (2014): In this surprising legal drama directed by Tim Burton, the focus is on painter Margaret Keane, known for her paintings featuring children with big eyes, as she takes legal action against her husband for claiming credit for her work.

Amistad (1997): Steven Spielberg's 1997 legal drama, based on an 1841 Supreme Court case, explores the tepidly received story of a legal battle following a slave ship mutiny.

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939): Directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda, this Lincoln biopic delves into Abraham Lincoln's early life, with a significant focus on his career as a lawyer.

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996): Milos Forman's film examines the First Amendment rights of Larry Flynt, an infamous pornography publisher, who goes to court to defend his right to be provocative.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020): Aaron Sorkin wrote and directed this courtroom drama, focusing on the infamous trial of the Chicago 7 during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Argentina, 1985 (2022): Highlighting significant court cases outside the U.S., this recent film dramatizes the 1985 trial of the Juntas in Argentina, following years of dictatorship, earning an Oscar nomination for Best International Feature Film.