Stephen Arnell

Ten movies to watch as the Mirror Group phone hacking trial continues

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richard Schultz in The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Nico Tavernise/Netflix)

With its inbuilt suspense, twists and turns – not to mention its many opportunities for scenery-chewing – the courtroom drama has long been a staple of cinema.

Although plots tend to concentrate on capital cases, there are a fair few where reputational damage, corporate malfeasance, freedom of speech, education, religion, sexuality, race, military justice, politics and discrimination drive the proceedings.

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