Courtroom Movies: Hollywood's Most Hackneyed Genre -

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Feb. 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Ever notice how every movie trial has the very same tired elements? From "all rise" to the celebration after a "not guilty" verdict, every celluloid trial looks like every other one you've ever seen. Think we're exaggerating? Then take a look at these scenes from 29 of the "best" courtroom dramas and comedies ever filmed. As Hollywood gets ready for the Oscar awards on February 24, maybe it's time for some real-life drama -- with all the twists and turns of actual cases -- to make it onto the silver screen.

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