17 Stories of Injustice to Watch After When They See Us
Although it’s based on an old TV show, the movie version of The Fugitive perfectly distills the terror of being accused of a crime you didn’t commit. When Chicago doctor Richard Kimble is arrested for the murder of his wife, he escapes and goes on the run. The movie is largely concerned with his various attempts to escape capture, but it also works as a commentary on the limits of the criminal justice system.
For the marshal sent to Richard down, it doesn’t matter whether he’s guilty or not. His job is not to ask those questions, it’s to catch people who have been convicted by an imperfect system.