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The world is mourning the tragic loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female ever appointed as a Supreme Court Justice, who passed away Friday at the age of 87. A fighter up until the very end, Ginsburg was known as a feminist icon who fought for equality for all people and a liberal bastion on the Supreme Court. 

If you know the name but aren’t familiar with her accomplishments or understand how important she was to the world, it’s time to educate yourself. Thankfully, it’s easy enough thanks to a pair of recent films about her life: the well-received documentary RBG, and the legal drama On the Basis of Sex. Here’s where to watch them.

Looking for more recommendations of what to watch next? We have a ton of them! 


RBG


Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon (rent or purchase)

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RBG

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The definitive film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg is this documentary from filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen. It premiered at Sundance before moving to wide release in May 2018, and it tracks the Supreme Court Justice’s life from childhood to becoming a women’s and pop culture icon. It features a rare face-to-face interview with the normally stoic Ginsburg, as well as comments from her granddaughter, a Harvard Law School graduate who notes the role her grandmother played in inspiring young women to pursue law, and Gloria Steinam, who discusses Ginsburg’s status as a feminist icon. While it’s content is geared toward Ginsburg fans, its light touch and balance of seriousness and playfulness is bound to make fans out of those who weren’t too familiar with her, as well. 


On the Basis of Sex


Where to watch: Showtime, Amazon (purchase)

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