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20 films based on real legal battles and lawsuits

Films set in the world of law are common. Often they are legal thrillers that play fast and loose with the realities of the law and legal systems. John Grisham’s novels aren’t exactly awash in verisimilitude. On the other hand, some films are based on real legal battles and lawsuits. Do they sometimes ramp up the bombast for the sake of storytelling? Sure, but that’s fine with us. Here are some of the best and most memorable films based on legitimate legal events.