http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7804380/replies/19947838 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7804380/replies/19947576 19947838 urbanemovies responded to "PS: Which Movie Best Makes Legal History?" 2019-01-11T16:26:20Z 2019-01-11T16:26:20Z urbanemovies http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8928080 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11144381/monkey-selfie_medium.jpg shawn_longway 1) widely seen movie (threshold 50,000+ IMDb votes)<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />2) famous trial or case (threshold commonly known to general public)<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />3) legal precedent (threshold Supreme Court ruling, a first or some type of record)<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />4) societal significance (threshold changed course of history, world or society)<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><b alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="">societal significance </b>historical significant examples <br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113870/?ref_=ttls_li_tt" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Murder in the First</a> (1995) inmate treatment / national prison reform<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> <a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4669986/?ref_=ttls_li_tt" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Loving</a> (2016) race-based marriage prohibitions /inter-racial marriage<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053946/?ref_=ttls_li_tt" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Inherit the Wind</a> (1960) teaching human evolution vs creationism<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> <a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395972/?ref_=ttls_li_tt" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">North Country</a> (2005) workplace sexual harassment.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107818/?ref_=ttls_li_tt" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Philadelphia</a> (1993) wrongful termination / LBGT rights<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309820/?ref_=ttls_li_tt" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">Luther</a> (2003) freedom of religion<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094608/?ref_=ttls_li_tt" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">The Accused</a> (1988) victims' treatment /victim's privacy rights<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094924/?ref_=ttls_li_tt" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">A Cry in the Dark</a> (1988) ‘trial by media’<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Either the case and/or movie can inspire change or make history. Like, how the movie <a alt="" href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102138/" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">JFK (1991)</a> changed both public opinion and sparked Congress to enact a law declassifying documents <a alt="" href="https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/10/26/16536122/oliver-stone-jfk-assassination-trump" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="" type="" value="">How a 1991 movie resulted in JFK's assassination files being released.</a> The actual prosecution by Jim Garrison of Clay Shaw was the most vocal voice at the time (newspaper headlines, news broadcasts) that a conspiracy had occurred or that the government investigation was flawed highlighted by the number of inconsistencies in the Warren report.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 2