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, captivating, thought provoking, based on true events and clever films and TV shows about / with supreme court, lawyer, court, judge, courtroom, legal, politics, justice, husband wife relationship and society plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany 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

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, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, power relations, lawsuit, workplace, legal action, workplace situations, life is a bitch, politics, courtroom, 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, washington d.c., new york
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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 couple, interracial love, interracial marriage, marriage, civil rights, supreme court, racism, husband wife relationship, segregation, court, injustice, love ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s ...
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, fighting the system, politics, romance, unlikely couple, courtroom drama, workplace romance, rivalry, workplace ...
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, human rights, husband wife relationship, marriage, female protagonist, courtroom, u.s. constitution, teacher, lecture ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: usa, denver colorado, new york
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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: serious, captivating, talky, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, injustice, ambition, against the odds, political unrest, righting the wronged, courtroom, legal action, life is a bitch, hopes, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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: supreme court, courtroom, abortion, legal system, legal, court, judiciary
Place: texas
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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, judge, television producer, investigative reporter, scandal, 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, cynical ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, relationship vs career, fighting the system, dishonesty, congress, moral dilemma, workplace, legal, infidelity, workplace romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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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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, cynical, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, intrigue, political leader, u.s. congress, u.s. constitution, tragic event, money ...
Time: year 2001, year 1968, september 11 2001, year 1973, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, america, wyoming, cambodia ...
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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, congressional hearing, african american, lawyer, sexual harassment, supreme court
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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Savannah (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, society, storytelling, justice, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, guilt, husband wife relationship, doctor, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, year 1954, year 1958, year 1918
Place: usa, oxford university, russia
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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, thought provoking, exciting, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, political thriller, expose, politics, lie, truth, national security, journalist, newspaper story, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1965, year 1966, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
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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: serious, tense, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, campaign, racism, assassination attempt, politics, ambition, rebellion, conservative, assassination, society, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa, georgia, america
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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, serious, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, republican, democrat, campaign, political corruption, americana, state affairs, dishonesty, media ...
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: white house, poverty, historical event, cousin cousin relationship, unemployment, loneliness, banking, mother daughter estrangement, mother daughter relationship, mother in law daughter in law relationship, first lady, social issues ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s, 1940s
Place: california, usa, pearl harbor, washington d.c.
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You Got Trumped: The First 100 Days (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA, Canada
Story: This insane comedy series examines President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.
Plot: spanking, white house, president, campaign, bigotry, riot, monkey, sex scene, wrestling, u.s. president, racism, donald trump ...
Place: mexico, china, washington d.c.
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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, pride, fraternity, congressman, salute, bureaucracy, senator, gay best friend, ex girlfriend, supreme court, imitation, umbrella ...
Place: the philippines
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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: realistic, sincere, contemplative, touching, serious
Plot: politics, college life, opposites attract, friendship, young lovers, social differences, lifestyle, couples, power relations, social relations, youth, society ...
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, fear, nightmare, alien, meteorite, love, group of friends, husband wife relationship, cornfield, forest, night vision ...
Place: quebec
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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, serious, captivating, exciting, based on true events
Plot: pedophile, justice, investigative reporter, child molestation, lawyer, child abuse, struggle, truth, cover up, interview, husband wife relationship, trust ...
Time: year 1991, year 2001, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: australia
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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, sincere, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, terrorist, loneliness, occupation, widow, neighbor, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, middle east, palestinian authority, washington d.c. ...
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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: clever, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, racism, interracial relations, racial segregation, civil rights, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, south carolina, washington d.c., new york
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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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: fighting the system, wedding, racism, interracial relations, interracial marriage, marriage, interracial love, rivalry, dishonesty, couples, legal investigation, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., southern usa
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, cia, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
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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, murder, moral dilemma, against the rules, legal action, 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, legal, civil rights, lawsuit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 50s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, los angeles, beverly hills, ohio ...
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: divorce, courtroom, single father, custody battle, couples, lawyer, marriage, selfishness, father son relationship, family relations, family problems, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, manhattan, new york city
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In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, confession, hanging, execution, friendship, death sentence, drifter, on the run, death row, interrogation, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959, 60s ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, las vegas, iowa ...
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