Odishatv Bureau

Courtroom dramas and political thrillers offer unique entertainment that glues us to our seats. The victimized protagonist fighting for justice, an intelligent lawyer’s witty argument, an honest officer doing his job firmly against all odds, or a police officer seeing to the end of every crime, all provide an energized session of a good time while opening our eyes to what's happening around us. 

Here, we have collected some top courtroom room dramas and political thriller movies that are worth a try. So, check the list:

Frost/Nixon (2008):

Starring Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, and Kevin Bacon and based on the true and life-changing story of a 1977 interview between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon, it narrates the witty battle between the two. Though the cunning Nixon thought to outsmart Frost, the story gets some unexpected twists revealing more truths and making it a must-watch.

The Ghost Writer (2010):

In this crime mystery drama, a ghostwriter was hired to write the memoirs of a former UK Prime Minister. However, he learns that the draft he was creating contains highly sensitive materials that can jeopardize his life. Starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, and Olivia Williams, this movie is a must-watch.

Fair Game (2010):

Starring Naomi Watts as a CIA agent whose identity was revealed by the White House to discredit her husband for writing an article about the Bush administration manipulating intelligence about mass destruction weapons to justify the Iraq invasion, is a biographical drama thriller, narrating the life of Valerie Plame.

Pink (2016):

When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer with bipolar disorder and mood swings steps forward to help them clear their names. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, and Kirti Kulhari, this movie is a fight for women's rights against influential people in India.

Miss Sloane (2016):

Starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, this courtroom drama tells the story of a highly sought-after lawyer Elizabeth Sloane, who is well known for her cunning and success record. But when she faces an equally powerful opponent in her career, her winning may come at difficult prices.

Raajneeti (2010):

This Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer movie is a political thriller that focuses on the flipside of Democracy in India. From the lust for power overtaking family ties and shaking its foundations to intense revenge, the movie has it all to make you sit for over two hours in awe.

Just Mercy (2019):

In this biographical courtroom drama, the world-renowned civil rights defense attorney, Bryan Stevenson’s history-making cases were featured. A man was condemned to death imprisonment for killing an 18-year-old girl, but despite the evidence of his innocence, he was charged guilty. With this case, Bryan fights for justice against racism, humiliation, and the system.

Article 15 (2019):

Directed by Anubhav Sinha and starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Nassar, and Manoj Pahwa, this is a crime mystery drama, featuring the stories of caste discrimination and crimes related to it. Article 15 which forbids any kind of discrimination based on caste, gender, religion, sex, or place of birth is highlighted in this movie.

By- Supalee Dalai