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Year: 2018

Original Title: On the basis of sex

Length: 120 minutes

Genre: Biography, Drama

Studios: Focus Features, Participant Media

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: February 22 2019

United States: December 25 2018


Ranking: 300 out of 14,728 movies (up 235)


6.0 by 3 media


Ruth Bader Ginsburg, married and with a daughter, confronted many difficulties when attempting to study a legal career, simply for being a woman. In 1972, Ruth with the help of her husband, Marty, begins a fight to achieve an equality of rights for both men and women in the United States, and take on the cases of discrimination on the basis of sex. The film, directed by Mimi Leder ('Deep Impact'), tells the brave story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how she stood up against discrimination towards women. Felicity Jones ('Rogue One') stars as Ginsburg accompanied by Armie Hammer ('Call Me by Your Name'), Justin Theroux ('The Girl on the Train'), Jack Reynor ('Macbeth'), Cailee Spaeny ('Bad Times at the El Royale') and Sam Waterston ('The Man in the Moon').


Cast On the basis of sex

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer

Marty Ginsburg

Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux

Mel Wulf

Jack Reynor

Jack Reynor

Jim Bozarth

Cailee Spaeny

Cailee Spaeny

Jane Ginsburg

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Erwin Griswold


Trivia On the basis of sex

In the first years of development of the film, Natalie Portman was going to play the part of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, until she abandoned the project and Felicty Jones was casted for the role.