Live Poll: Most Intense Trial Movie Scenes

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The intense scene doesn't need to happen in the courtroom itself, but it
has to be in a trial/courtroom movie. To avoid spoiling in some cases, there are hiding bars put on the contents. To keep it fair, they are put on all of the texts.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045046159/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/oPgKRPIptys/

What do you think is the most intense scene in a trial movie from them below? (Feel free to vote, even if you just know a few of them.)

You can put suggestions here.Remember the rule: No movie picked twice in this special poll series. To be sure not picking a scene of a movie that already had a scene used in this series, there is a list of already used titles to compare. Note - Search for the original title of your suggestion in the comparing list. No movies with a rating below 6/10. Comparing list:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/according-to-the-current-most-intense-scene-poll-series
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Guys, have you done a poll on intense and disturbing scenes of people coming on scene of a massacre or mass murder? The reason why asked is that I just bought a dvd copy of The Comancheros with John Wayne and Stewart Whitman, and it contains a pretty disturbing scene of them coming upon a ranch that was raided by the Comanche and comancheros where two men were hanged by trying their feet spread apart onto a wooden rail and hung them upside down, plus an old woman sitting upright and dead in a chair and another woman on the ground and a little girl’s doll in a wash barrel (they think they will find the girl dead in the house). It made think of other movies that had similar scenes were the film’s main hero stumble on to a scene of a massacre.

- Mulan

- Duck, You Sucker

- Star Trek II The Wrath Of Kahn

And if you want to include a scene of mass death caused by a virus: “The Andromeda Strain” and “Serenity”.

I also thought of your polls. Did anyone of you two did one like this?
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The title is a little long, maybe there is a way to keep it shorter without losing the content?

'The Good, The Bad & The Ugly' can't be on any further poll of exact this poll series, because it was used in part one by Kyle.

I think it's better to make the polls on genres, because some good movies are done for further polls now. When I do a western poll in this series, there is one of the best scenes ever missing. This idea came up to my mind after the third poll coming to live. We should have had this idea earlier.

But I don't want to harm your creativity. I think your idea is also good. I like it. When it comes to these scenarios, maybe 'The Day After' or 'The Road' or 'Grave of the Fireflies' maybe a good pick. When you make a poll suggestion for it, we could suggest expamples for your consideration there.
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Oh btw that was supposed to read as “Dickens really did NOT like people messing around with it, plagiarizing it or pirating it. “
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Sorry, now I completley lost the line. What do you want to say exactly? Maybe my language skills can't reach out to understand.
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Sorry, now I completley lost the line. What do you want to say exactly? Maybe my language skills can't reach out to understand.
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Don’t worry about that. That is about another poll about “A Christmas Carol” that I want to do. I was trying to say that despite what many people may believe, Charles Dickens did not like people messing around with his story and trying to inject things and ideas into it that were not his own ideas.
I was correcting misleading typos.
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From your list, Judgement of Nuremberg.


For Your Consideration: Inherit the Wind (1960), (one of my all time favourite films) Henry Drummond calls Harrison Brady to the stand and questions him about The Bible.
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I second it because both the play and film are based on the real life Scopes trial. That scene actually did happen.
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I remember, it was a real great movie. I admire that, too. It's on the list. :) Good you remembered me. Thank you. :D
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FYC- To Kill a Mockingbird
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I secound that one too!
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I'll put it on the list, but first I cure my flu. Please be patient. It's an excellent pick for sure. Thank you for suggesting.
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Done.
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Other suggestion would be a film that is considered one of the best courtroom movies of all time, The Verdict (1982). I saw it a long time ago and don't remember clearly, but I remember the final allegation by Frank Gavin, played by Paul Newman was quite important.

Also, Dax trying to save the life of the soldiers in Path of Glory (1957), taking sworn statements to Broulard but being dismissed.


M (1931) - The popular trial with the murderer claiming he is insane.


The Caine Mutiny (1954) - with Humphrey Bogart cross examination that ends with his meltdown


The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) - a popular trial turns into a lynching mob.


I only saw one scene but I'm sure Liar Liar has something worth to add in the comedy genre. The scene I saw had Jim Carrey desesperately trying to incapacitate himself as he realizes he can't lie, but admiting he is indeed able to continue to the judge.
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Hi, I've been checking the images from The Caine Mutiny, and the only one that is part of the martial court without a doubt is this one: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046816/mediaviewer/rm3581361664 However its a close up of Bogart's hands, no in very high quality, unattractive and hard to understand to one that has not seen the movie.

Therefore I would suggest this image instead https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046816/mediaviewer/rm4094180096 it shows Bogart under pressure (not sure if as part of the trial or at another moment in the film. But it reflects the character and at least implies the scene we are talking about.
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I can tell you exactly what the second photo is. It is the spot where he realizes he has revealed himself as a paranoid person. He was describing the great strawberries missing conspiracy. That photo is when he stops and realizes that it's over. He has been exposed as unfit for command.
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Oh and the first photo precedes the second by about 15-30 seconds.

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In that case it's perfect for the poll.It reminded me of that moment I just wasn't 100% sure, thanks for the clarification.
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I have probably seen this movie 20 times. More than The Rocky Horror Picture Show! LOL