John Grisham Film Adaptations, Ranked From Worst to Best

1. The Rainmaker (1997)

Francis Ford Coppola directed this ensemble piece about a young pro-bono lawyer (Matt Damon) who takes on a major case against a corrupt health insurance company while managing to rescue a young woman (Claire Danes) from her abusive husband. It’s a heart-warming underdog story that, thanks to the direction and affecting performances, never feels sloppily patronizing.