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Law Library Movies: Censorship

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Law movies
1984 (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future in which a man, whose daily work is rewriting history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
Cast: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack. Directed by Michael Radford.
Categories:  Drama  Politics  Censorship

Law movies
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 87 min. 
Plot: An epic that explores the origins of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force as they are pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.
Cast: Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Carey Means, Andy Merrill. Directed by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Censorship

Law movies
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  146 min. 
Plot: Harry, Ron, and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Education  Censorship

Law movies
Howl (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: As Alan Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.
Cast: James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels. Directed by Rob Epstein.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Censorship  Free Speech

Law movies
Lenny (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. B&W
Plot: The life of Lenny Bruce from his beginnings as a Catskills comic to his later underground popularity based on his anti-establishment politics and his scatological humor.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck. Directed by Bob Fosse.
Categories:  Biography  Censorship

Law movies
Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A well-to-do widow buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.
Cast: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Kelly Reilly. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Entertainment  Women  Censorship

Law movies
People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson, Donna Hanover. Directed by Milos Forman.
Categories:  Free Speech  Censorship  Biography

Law movies
Pontypool (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.
Cast: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly. Directed by Bruce McDonald.
Categories:  Health  SciFi/Fantasy  Censorship

Law movies
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  81 min. 
Plot: When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring a Canadian comedy pair, they are pronounced corrupted, and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mary Kay Bergman. Directed by Trey Parker.
Categories:  Censorship  Free Speech  Comedy

Law movies
South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hours, 8 min. 
Plot: The ongoing misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Children  Censorship

Law movies
Storm Center (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  85 min. B&W
Plot: A small town librarian stands up to local pressure to remove a controversial book from the shelves.
Cast: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly, Joe Mantell, Kevin Coughlin. Directed by Daniel Taradash.
Categories:  Free Speech  Censorship  Women

Law movies
This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A look into the American movies rating board.
Cast: Kirby Dick, Becky Altringer, Allison Anders, David Ansen, Darren Aronofsky. Directed by Kirby Dick.
Categories:  Documentary  Censorship  Entertainment

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.