In the last decade of her life, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg achieved a status her colleagues hadn't: She became a pop culture icon, aka the Notorious RBG. As the 2018 documentary RBG makes clear, it was largely because of her pointed dissents defending everything from reproductive rights to pay equity to voting rights. But long before she sat on the nation's highest court, she was fighting for gender equality. In the movie, Gloria Steinem describes her as "the closest thing to a superhero I know."
The film features interviews with Ginsburg, her children, granddaughter, friends, former colleagues and even a few politicians -- those who agreed with her decisions and those who didn't. It also makes good use of audio from the cases she argued in front of the Supreme Court (she won five out of six).
One of those cases is dramatized in the enjoyable but mostly forgettable On the Basis of Sex, which stars Felicity Jones as Ginsburg and includes a powerful cameo by the Notorious RBG at the end. (It's the movie's best scene.) Pass the tissues, please.