Supreme court movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant supreme court movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, based on true events and interesting films and TV shows about / with supreme court, lawyer, court, courtroom, legal, politics, judge, husband wife relationship, society and justice plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as supreme court: First Monday (2002), The Pelican Brief (1993), Loving (2016), First Monday in October (1981), On the Basis of Sex (2018), Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013), Roe vs. Wade (1989), Savage (1973), The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), Basic (2003).

List of supreme court movies

 7.4
 136
First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, power relations, workplace situations, legal action, workplace, lawsuit, life is a bitch, courtroom, politics, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, crime, murder, political corruption, politics, crimes, fighting the system, supreme court, woman in danger, professor, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new orleans, new york, washington d.c.
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 7.0
 31K
Loving (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Style: inspirational, melancholic, romantic, heartbreaking, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial marriage, interracial couple, interracial love, marriage, civil rights, supreme court, racism, husband wife relationship, segregation, court, injustice, love ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., australia
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First Monday in October (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: legal, battle of the sexes, judiciary, supreme court, romance, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace romance, courtroom drama, unlikely couple, politics, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa, new jersey
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On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: clever, surprise ending, inspirational, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, women's rights, supreme court, equality, husband wife relationship, human rights, female protagonist, courtroom, marriage, u.s. constitution, teacher, law student ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky
Plot: vietnam war, political unrest, against the odds, injustice, righting the wronged, courtroom, ambition, legal action, hopes, rebellion, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.0
 281
Roe vs. Wade (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Holly Hunter plays a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an abortion in Texas the young woman hires a novice lawyer to plead ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: courtroom, abortion, supreme court, legal system, legal, judiciary, court
Place: texas
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 5.6
 207
Savage (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.
Plot: supreme court, scandal, investigative reporter, judge, television producer, news anchor, television studio, mercedes benz, failed pilot
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The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, state affairs, dishonesty, relationship vs career, congress, legal, workplace, love affair, workplace romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 6.5
 59K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists & turns, military, corruption, army investigation, murder, mind game, crimes, military life, rivalry, army, survivor, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
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 7.2
 113K
Vice (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, intrigue, u.s. congress, u.s. constitution, political leader, tragic event, mentor ...
Time: year 1976, year 2003, year 1968, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cambodia, pentagon, united states ...
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 6.8
 5K
Confirmation (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her.
Plot: court, african american, sexual harassment, congressional hearing, lawyer, supreme court
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 130K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, exciting, factual, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, political thriller, expose, politics, truth, lie, newspaper story, wartime, journalist, newspaper reporter ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1949, year 1965, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, tense, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: campaign, civil rights, racism, assassination attempt, injustice, conservative, rise to the top, politics, discrimination, interracial relations, dedicated lawyer, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 50s, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
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 7.4
 12K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, republican, campaign, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: first lady, racism, media manipulation, japanese american, flashback, paraplegic, extramarital affair, u.s. president, cigarette holder, wheelchair, white house, hostess ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1940s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pearl harbor, california
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Of All the Things (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Muhlach plays the role of Umboy, a notary public attorney who earns a living by notarizing important documents and other papers, while Velasquez on the other hand plays the role of Berns, a professional documents fixer. Every time Berns needs the ...
Plot: female director, kiss, lawyer, imitation, ex girlfriend, pride, bureaucracy, judge, supreme court, gay best friend, salute, mayor ...
Place: the philippines
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 5.3
 1K
Listen to Me (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son, a society girl, and a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. A group of college debaters learn ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, college life, politics, opposites attract, youth, social relations, couples, power relations, fall in love, social differences, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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The Gracefield Incident (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On August 16, 2013, the Supreme Court mandated the CIA to declassify files that had been kept secret for the past 75 years. Visual records of documented paranormal events were released to the public. The following incident took place in Gracefield, ...
Style: disturbing, dark, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien abduction, paranormal, alien, nightmare, fear, love, group of friends, husband wife relationship, meteorite, forest, night vision, party ...
Place: quebec
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 7.2
 236
Don't Tell (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on true events that changed the law. This is the story of a survivor, Lyndal, a young woman sexually abused as an 11 year old while attending a prestigious school. Her courage to fight for justice is entrusted to a local lawyer determined to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious, based on true events
Plot: pedophile, investigative reporter, justice, friendship, interview, lawyer, trust, cover up, child abuse, child molestation, truth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 2001, year 1991, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: australia
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 7.4
 6K
Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: injustice, terrorist, loneliness, occupation, neighbor, widow, fighting the system, idealism, human spirit, politics, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, jerusalem ...
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Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, interracial relations, racism, legal, racial segregation, discrimination, courtroom drama, rivalry, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, south carolina, new york, washington d.c.
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Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: wedding, interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, marriage, interracial marriage, interracial love, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, hopes, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa, washington d.c.
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You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, judge, lawyer, district attorney, moral dilemma, murder, legal action, against the rules, historical figure, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, witty, factual, controversial ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pornography, porn magazine, courtroom drama, free love, millionaire, porn, against the rules, aids, lawsuit, civil rights, legal, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 70s, 50s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio, beverly hills ...
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 7.0
 6K
Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, parents and children, against the odds, separated, fighting the system, court, convent school, mercy, custody, church, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, sydney australia, scotland, australia ...
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 6.8
 48K
Dave (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Mitchell is the philandering and distant President of the United States. Dave Kovic is a sweet-natured and caring Temp Agency operator, who by a staggering coincidence looks exactly like the President. As such, when Mitchell wants to escape an ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: u.s. president, lookalikes, politics, coma, secret service, political corruption, president, congress, conspiracy, romance, head of state, white house ...
Time: 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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The Color of Courage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a previously all-white neighborhood. A McGhee granddaughter, ...
Plot: female director, neighbor, african american, civil rights, segregation, racism, supreme court
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 7.3
 123K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, literature, murder, crimes, loneliness, moral dilemma, lifestyle, manipulation, book, investigation, death ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, turkey, europe ...
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 7.3
 70K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, political, serious, captivating ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, interracial relations, dignity, mutiny, idealism, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, boston, spain ...
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