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Law movies
Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court.
Cast: Anita Hill. Directed by Freida Lee Mock.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Supreme Court

Law movies
First Monday In October (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Although the first female appointed to the Supreme Court, a staunch conservative, never agrees with the high court's resident liberal on issues before the Court, they develop respect and affection for one another after several comedic encounters.
Cast: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh. Directed by Ronald Neame.
Categories:  Comedy  Supreme Court

Law movies
Last Campaign, The (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: The 2004 campaign for re-election of Justice Warren McGraw for the West Virginia Supreme Court is dubbed the "nastiest" judicial race in 2004.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Wayne Ewing.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Supreme Court

Law movies
RBG (2018)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero. Directed by Julie Cohen & Betsy West.
Categories:  Biography  Documentary  Supreme Court

Law movies
Separate But Equal (1991)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  186 min. 
Plot: Dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley. Directed by George Stevens Jr..
Categories:  Supreme Court  History  Civil Rights

Law movies
Simple Justice (1993)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  40 min. 
Plot: Recounts the remarkable legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
Cast: . Directed by Helaine Head.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  Supreme Court

Law movies
Thurgood (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: This one man play tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him.
Cast: Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Michael Stevens.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Supreme Court

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.