MOVIES TO WATCH BEFORE GOING TO LAW SCHOOL

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October 13, 2021

If you’re like me, then movies are significant to you. Every movie you watch gives you some inspiration (maybe not Salman Khan one’s, but okay). 

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Over the years, plenty of movies have been made regarding lawyers and their must-have traits. I remember the day I decided to pursue law. My father searched for an old classic- Rajendra Kumar’s 1960 classic movie, ‘Kanoon’. That was the importance of films in my house. I know a lot of you will relate to me on this. We’re a proper Bollywood enthusiast country, I must say.

We’re here to let you know a list of movie recommendations you need to watch before joining Law School!

Let’s start with the recent movies (majorly Bollywood because, duh.)

  1. Legally Blonde (2001):
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With a 6.3/10 IMDb rating to date, this movie has more viewership than the new releases. Reese Witherspoon has played the role of Elle Woods, a young hoity-toity sorority girl in love with a guy who got into Harvard Law School. To get more serious with his life, he broke up with Elle. She then decided to pursue law to get him back. During this process, she proved herself to be a great lawyer by following her instinct in the case assigned to her.

This movie sends the message that you can achieve whatever you want by following your instinct and being true to yourself. 

  1. Badla (2019):
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With an IMDb rating of 7.8/10 and a collection of 4 times more than the movie budget itself, this movie broke many records. 

When her lover is found dead, Naina, a wealthy entrepreneur, and a married woman, gets trapped in a web of accusations. She then engages a reputed lawyer to assist her in resolving the dispute. It’s difficult to delve into more details without giving you all the spoilers, so imma shut up.

This movie isn’t just about a crime thriller that keeps your adrenalin rush going. It’s about how a lawyer critically analyses the situation and thinks in the most unexpected directions. If you’ve participated in a moot court competition or have heard someone’s experience regarding the same, you’ll know how necessary it is to read the memo a million times to look for intricate details.

  1. Section 375 (2019):
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The movie has an IMDB rating of 8.1/10 that is more than almost every Bollywood movie. 

It is a courtroom drama but with a slightly different storyline. The sessions court convicted Rohan Khurana, a well-known director, to ten years in prison for the rape of Anjali Dangle, a junior costume designer. It invokes Section 375, which in some cases may provide unregulated power to women over men. This movie is a legit head-scratcher. You’re going to love it.

After watching this, you’ll be clear with the fact that at the end of the day, it’s all about the law and that it’s absolute. This movie makes a law aspirant or a student understand various interpretations of the law.

  1. Pink (2016):
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With an IMDb rating of 8.1/10, this movie too took a step forward to change the definition of a well-charactered girl. It talked about removing taboos, emphasising consent as the subject. 

Minal and her pals attempt to register an FIR against a politician’s nephew after being assaulted. Deepak, a retired lawyer, assists them in fighting the case when it gets manipulated.

This movie visualises that the law intends to protect social order. It does not promote moral policing and giving unwanted power to the elite.

  1. Jolly LLB- 1 & 2 (2013, 2017):
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Maintaining an IMDb rating of 7+/10, this movie kept the mark high even in its sequel. 

In both of these movies, there is a lawyer named Jolly who is working towards being a known personality in the litigation sector by taking up odd cases. All he ever wanted was some financial assistance. For this, he gets into unethical practices like charging a client with excessive money or taking money from his opponent, a senior lawyer. Later, after a drive of self-realisation, these movies focus on the hard work put in by the lawyer to win the case.

With a focus on the ethical practices of a lawyer, this movie is a must-watch!

We believe this list of movies was of some help to you. If you think there are other marvelous movies for people in the legal field to watch, let us know in the comments!

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  2. https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a27752970/legally-blonde-3/
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  4. https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/section-375-isnt-a-bad-film-but-furthers-a-dangerously-toxic-message-in-the-garb-of-being-nuanced-7353861.html
  5. http://womenpla.net/5-lessons-every-woman-learn-movie-pink/
  6. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/bollywood/220217/jolly-llb-3-very-much-on-will-akshay-kumar-or-arshad-warsi-be-a-part-of-it.html

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