Some Of Our Favorite Legal Movie Quotes

The Verdict

Throughout history, the legal profession has inspired great films. We have covered many of these films, such as My Cousin Vinny, and we have even had the opportunity to interview individuals involved with legally-themed films. We have recently asked ourselves, “What are the best one liners from legal films?”

Here is the list we came up with (thanks to heavy borrowing from other lists such as this one and this one):

The Paper Chase (1973): “Mister Hart, here is a dime. Take it, call your mother, and tell her there is serious doubt about you ever becoming a lawyer.”

The Paper Chase (1973): “Mr. Hart, you’re still not speaking loud enough. Will you stand? Speak louder, Mr. Hart! Fill the room with your intelligence!”

The People v. Larry Flynt (1996): “I’m Your Dream Client. I’m the most fun, I’m rich and I’m always in trouble.”

A Few Good Men (1992): “You can’t handle the truth!”

The Verdict (1982): “You are the law.”

Intolerable Cruelty (2003): Freddy Bender: “Objection, Your Honor: strangling the witness.” Judge Marva Munson: “I’m going to allow it.”

This is by no means an exhaustive list; however, it does include some of our favorites. We encourage our readers to share their favorites as well.