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Right to Privacy Movies & TV

Absence of Malice (1981)

Paul Newman and Sally Fields star in this film about privacy rights and the press. The film is not interested in a balanced assessment of conflicting rights; instead it accentuates the sorts of concerns that led to Louis Brandeis's seminal article on privacy almost a century earlier.

Roe v. Wade (1989)

This film was made for television—and you can tell. Its treatment of a young woman's challenge to Texas's abortion laws can be cheesy. But the film's review of the legal issues surrounding the case is careful and fairly balanced.

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