Entertainment TV & Film 7 Popular Movies Based on John Grisham Novels Share PINTEREST Email Print TV & Film Movies Best Movie Lists Comedies Science Fiction Movies War Movies Classic Movies International Movies Movies For Kids Horror Movies Movie Awards Animated Films TV Shows By Charles Montaldo Private Investigator Charles Montaldo is a writer and former licensed private detective who worked with law enforcement and insurance firms investigating crime and fraud. our editorial process Charles Montaldo Updated September 29, 2018 01 of 07 A Time to Kill Warner Brothers Archive Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey and Kevin Spacey star in this film about a man who killed the two men who raped and tortured his 10-year-old daughter. It also features performances by Brenda Fricker, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Ashley Judd, Patrick McGoohan, Chris Cooper, and Donald and Keifer Sutherland. 02 of 07 The Chamber Universal Pictures Archive A young lawyer attempts to save his estranged grandfather, an unrepentant member of the Klan responsible for a 1967 bombing that inadvertently killed two children, from the Mississippi gas chamber. The movie stars Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, and Faye Dunaway. 03 of 07 The Client Warner Brothers Archive After witnessing a suicide, an 11-year-old boy finds himself inadvertently involved in a chain of underground criminal activity. To protect himself and his family from some vengeful mafia members, he seeks legal advice from an unseasoned lawyer, played by Susan Sarandon. 04 of 07 The Firm Paramount Pictures Archive Directed by Sydney Pollack, this film tells the story of a hotshot Harvard Law School graduate who finds himself working for a Memphis law firm with connections to a vicious criminal underworld. The film stars Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Gene Hackman. 05 of 07 The Pelican Brief Warner Brothers Archive Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington star in this thriller about a law student who finds herself in danger after discovering the truth behind the deaths of two Supreme Court justices. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film also features Sam Shepard, John Heard, James B. Sikking, Tony Goldwyn, Stanley Tucci, Hume Cronyn, John Lithgow, William Atherton, and Robert Culp. 06 of 07 The Rainmaker Paramount Pictures Archive Matt Damon portrays rookie lawyer Rudy Baylor who takes the case of boy who was denied life-saving treatment for leukemia by a powerful insurance company. The star-studded cast includes John Voight, Mary Kay Place, Danny DeVito, and Mickey Rourke. 07 of 07 Runaway Jury Twentieth Century Fox Archive The efforts of jury expert for a big gun manufacturer go awry when a mysterious caller begins to predict unusual behavior by the jury. The film stars Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, John Cusack and Rachel Weisz.