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AFI's Top 10 Courtroom Drama

AFI defines “courtroom drama” as a genre of film in which a system of justice plays a critical role in the film’s narrative. Which of these films is your favorite "courtroom drama" film?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls085835320/

 

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/K5P2J27CFC4/

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My favorite: 
 

12 Angry Men (1957)
12 Angry Men

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Haven't seen any, but read the books of 2 of them.

 

My choice "To Kill A Mockingbird". 

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Congratulations! I was about to pick '12 Angry Men', but then I picked

'Judgement at Nuremberg', because it is more necessary than ever to not forget the past.

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@Breumaster 

 

I strongly agree with you, not only is it important to not forget our past, we need to accept and understand it.

 

In this era of PC, some ignorants just don't get the importance.

 

As an example about two weeks ago some idiots (same type of people who yell "Defund the Police") decapitated a statue of our first Prime Minister, John Alexander Mcdonald, in Montreal.
 
Almost dangerous to inform those people about anything, they have 0 common sense nor critical thinking, they follow the twitter trends.
https://youtu.be/QPet4sHFwPg?t=153

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I voted for 'Judgement at Nuremberg' for similar reasons. Personal responsibility is a core theme in  'Judgement at Nuremberg'.

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But it's good that they destroyed all Hitler statues, swasticas and banned some national socialist's songs. They also set some terms, the Hitler salute and forbidden signs liable to prosecution. That's good. For remembering/teaching what happened, there are so many well done documentations which show up what happened - some of them were made in the 60s and 70s with comtemporary whitnesses which experienced that time by themselves. There are always weirdos, which want old times back, but old times are over. ... And they are to be remembered and teached to the next generations. There are also many good movies, which can teach in an effective way, like 'Schindlers List' or tv mini-series like "Holocaust".

 

(changed word is bold - forgetting = remembering/teaching, And: ... And they are to be ... )

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cinephile: There were 9000 people who demonstrated to put it down. 9000 seem less for a 1.6 Million Metropole, but for example: Munich is ~ about compareable to Montreal. If there were 9000 people for demonstrating they are taken serious! So it may be that it wouldn't come to such an outburst of vigilance, because people feel taken serious. It might be that - after war - Germans became some how comfortable. But that's why German citizens are mostly no danger. I appreciate that. The pressure has to go somewhere. Send it to the ether! Just inflationate every outburst positively and it becomes weaker every time you do. Repress it and you get a statue falling down without head !

 

Maybe it needs some time or the Canadians need to be more comfortable. But with time, peace comes. Germans had to learn it by the falling of a sledge hammer, straight after war. The hammer knocked on Nuremberg. The shame and guilt was so high, unbearable to the Germans at that time. They weren't the master class any more. No supremacy anymore! They just wanted to live normal lifes again. Having a job, kissing the wife after coming home. And after the 3rd Reich no one ever has voted for Hitler! It is a trauma Germany still suffers of! I say so!

 

I think all supremacists are on the wrong way. Collonial "masters" are, too. Your "beloved" statue could have been saved by putting it into a museum. I know he wasn't Hitler, H. was another range of evilness.

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Never got why they put IN COLD BLOOD in the list.. the film is a masterpiece but the trial isnt even 10% of the film. That spot belonged to INHERIT THE WIND in my opinion.