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Law Library Movies: Admiralty

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Alien (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 137 min. 
Plot: A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm.. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Horror  Admiralty  Corporations

Law movies
Billy Budd (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. B&W
Plot: Based on Herman Melville's novella, this film depicts the struggle between good and evil based on innocent sailor Billy Budd's conflict with his ship's vicious master at arms.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas. Directed by Peter Ustinov.
Categories:  Admiralty  Maritime  Criminal Law

Law movies
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. 
Plot: A famed oceanographer sets out to take revenge on the mythical shark that killed his partner.
Cast: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Bud Cort. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Comedy  Maritime  Admiralty

Law movies
Lifeboat (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: World War II story of human survival under extraordinary duress.
Cast: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn, Canada Lee. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  War  Admiralty

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Night to Remember, A (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 123 min. B&W
Plot: A dramatization of the tragedy of the Titanic's final hours.
Cast: Kenneth More, Honor Blackman, Michael Goodliffe, Kenneth Griffith, David McCallum, Tucker McGuire. Directed by Roy Ward Baker.
Categories:  Drama  History  Admiralty

Law movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  169 min. 
Plot: The pirates must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgard, Bill Nighy, Chow Yun-Fat. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Categories:  Action  Maritime  Admiralty

Law movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: Jack Sparrow owes an unpaid debt to Davey Jones and crafts a plan so he doesn't have to pay it.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Categories:  Action  Maritime  Admiralty

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.

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