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Judicial Branch & Supreme Court Movies & TV

Sex & Justice (1993)

Feminist author Gloria Steinem narrates this dramatic documentary about the sex scandal that marred the 1991 nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.

Thurgood Marshall: Justice For All (2005)

A&E Biography presents this marvelous portrait of the young civil rights lawyer who became the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court (2007)

This four-part television series, which first aired on PBS in 2007, covers many of the most influential decisions made by the Court since its creation in the late eighteenth century. It's a terrifically detailed introduction to the history of constitutional law.

Just the Facts: Understanding Government—The Judicial Branch (2000)

If you'd prefer to skip the judicial branch documentaries and simply cut to the chase, check out this interactive study guide, which includes key word lists, multiple-choice quizzes, and printable documents.

A Few Good Men (1992)

This Rob Reiner film starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Demi Moore, is a fictional account of a court-martial in which to United States Marines are charged with the murder of a fellow marine. Yes, the movie's depiction of official court-martial proceedings isn't entirely accurate, but we think you'll appreciate the drama. It's a must see—unless, of course, "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH."

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