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, clever and interesting films and TV shows about / with supreme court, lawyer, courtroom, court, legal, politics, justice, judge, husband wife relationship and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as supreme court: First Monday in October (1981), On the Basis of Sex (2018), First Monday (2002), The Pelican Brief (1993), Loving (2016), Confirmation (2016), Basic (2003), Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013), Roe vs. Wade (1989), Savage (1973).

List of supreme court movies

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, supreme court, battle of the sexes, judiciary, romance, rivalry, fighting the system, courtroom drama, workplace romance, 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, inspirational, surprise ending, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, women's rights, supreme court, husband wife relationship, equality, human rights, courtroom, female protagonist, marriage, u.s. constitution, law student, teacher ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado
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 7.5
 138
First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, lawsuit, workplace situations, workplace, legal action, power relations, 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, new york, washington d.c.
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 7.0
 32K
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 love, interracial couple, marriage, civil rights, racism, supreme court, husband wife relationship, segregation, court, love, justice ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1958, 20th century ...
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., australia
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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.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, serious, suspense, disturbing
Plot: supreme court, court, sexual harassment, lawyer, congressional hearing, uncover truth, court hearing, secret past, legal investigation, investigation, african american
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.5
 60K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, corruption, military, murder, twists & turns, military life, military base, crimes, mind game, swat team, jungle, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
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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, thought provoking, talky, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, against the odds, political unrest, courtroom, righting the wronged, injustice, 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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 5.9
 285
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, court, judiciary
Place: texas
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 5.6
 220
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, judge, investigative reporter, television producer, television studio, news anchor, mercedes benz, mysterious death, 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, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, relationship vs career, legal, workplace, congress, moral dilemma, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.2
 140K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama
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: political thriller, based on true events, thought provoking, factual, exciting ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, expose, politics, lie, truth, wartime, newspaper story, newspaper reporter, war violence, newspaper article ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1949, year 1965, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
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 7.2
 128K
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: captivating, realistic, humorous, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: u.s. president, political campaign, vice president, iraq war, war on terror, politician, intrigue, u.s. constitution, u.s. congress, political leader, money, mentor ...
Time: year 2001, year 1976, 2010s, year 1968, year 1973 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, cambodia, wyoming, america ...
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George Wallace (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
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: sincere, contemplative, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, assassination attempt, campaign, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, conservative, politics, rebellion, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, year 1972, year 1963, 1950s ...
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, campaign, republican, 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: usa president, supreme court, social issues, father daughter relationship, friendship, polio, anti semitism, homelessness, politics, marriage of convenience, media manipulation, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1900s, 1890s
Place: pearl harbor, usa, washington d.c., california
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You Got Trumped: The First 100 Days (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA, Canada
TV show
Story: This insane comedy series examines President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.
Style: political, parody
Plot: media, masturbation, wrestling, rich man, political scandal, servant, gun, racism, misogyny, president, spanking, presidential election ...
Place: washington d.c., china, mexico
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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, bureaucracy, imitation, judge, typewriter, concert, pride, ex girlfriend, marriage proposal, gay best friend, salute, umbrella ...
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, love, college, youth, young lovers, lifestyle, romance, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.4
 6K
Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: 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, widow, neighbor, fighting the system, idealism, human spirit, love and romance, legal, hopes ...
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.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, legal, interracial relations, racism, civil rights, racial segregation, righting the wronged, lawsuit, battles, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, south carolina, washington d.c., new york
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 7.6
 293K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
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, cia, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, ussr, europe, berlin 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, lawyer, district attorney, judge, murder, moral dilemma, against the rules, society, legal action, historical figure ...
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: sexual, controversial, semi serious, witty, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pornography, porn magazine, courtroom drama, millionaire, aids, free love, porn, against the rules, legal, lawsuit, civil rights, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 70s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, beverly hills, washington d.c., cincinnati 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: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, selfishness, couples, lawyer, marriage, father son relationship, 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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 7.9
 24K
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, hanging, drifter, interrogation, confession, on the run, friendship, death row, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, missouri, iowa ...
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
Style: sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, legal, courtroom, false accusation, life is a bitch, society, legal action, fighting the system, prison life, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, florida
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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, mercy, convent school, custody, priest, church ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, dublin ireland, sydney australia ...
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 6.8
 50K
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, secret service, political corruption, president, congress, coma, conspiracy, romance, head of state, white house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, twentieth century, 1990s
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, ...
Style: inspirational
Plot: female director, neighbor, african american, civil rights, segregation, civil rights movement, interracial relations, supreme court, racism
Time: 1940s, 40s
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