Movies like The Pelican Brief (1993)
If you're looking for some great movies that are a lot like The Pelican Brief, here is our list of similar films:
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    1. Erin Brockovich

    #278 most popular movie yesterday

    Julia Roberts stars in this inspiring true story of an underdog paralegal who tackles a massive environmental case, much like Darby Shaw in The Pelican Brief takes on a corporate behemoth. The battle for justice against all odds is a theme that resonates strongly in both movies.

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    2. A Few Good Men

    #509 most popular movie yesterday

    This thrilling courtroom drama, starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson, dives into the murky world of military justice, much like The Pelican Brief unravels a judicial conspiracy. Both share the high stakes and the battle for the truth that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

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    3. The Rainmaker

    #1,536 most popular movie yesterday

    Another adaptation of a John Grisham novel, The Rainmaker brings the audience to the world of a young attorney taking on a corrupt insurance company. Fans of The Pelican Brief will appreciate the young lawyer's tenacity and the intricate legal maneuvering.

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    4. All the President's Men

    #1,539 most popular movie yesterday

    Based on the true story of the Watergate scandal, this classic political thriller echoes The Pelican Brief's theme of unraveling a high-level conspiracy. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman star as two journalists who uncover the scandal of the decade.

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    5. The Firm

    #1,651 most popular movie yesterday

    With both films based on novels by John Grisham, The Firm offers a gripping mix of legal intrigue and suspense. Tom Cruise plays a young lawyer who discovers that his prestigious new employer has some deadly secrets.

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    6. The Client

    #2,439 most popular movie yesterday

    Like The Pelican Brief, The Client tells a Grisham tale of underdogs caught in dangerous legal webs. With Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones, the film combines the innocence of a child with the cynicism of the law in a gripping Southern setting.

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    7. Michael Clayton

    #2,535 most popular movie yesterday

    This modern legal thriller, starring George Clooney, shares The Pelican Brief’s tension and moral quandaries. Just as with Darby Shaw, Clooney's character must navigate a dangerous path to expose a corporate cover-up.

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    8. North Country

    #3,420 most popular movie yesterday

    This film features a powerful performance by Charlize Theron as a woman who steps up to fight against systemic abuse in a mining company. Like Darby Shaw from The Pelican Brief, she becomes an unlikely hero standing up against overwhelming odds in a legal battle.