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Law Library Movies: Civil Procedure

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Law movies
Brothers in Law, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  VHS  94 min. B&W
Plot: A newly qualified barrister joins his flatmate as a trainee at a London law firm.
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Ian Carmichael, Terry Thomas. Directed by Ray Boulting.
Categories:  Comedy  Civil Procedure  Criminal Procedure

Law movies
Civil Action, A (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: True story of a personal injury lawyer who risks everything to represent the families of children that died of leukemia as a result of the toxic waste dumped by a nearby corporation.
Cast: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, Zeljko Ivanek, Bruce Norris, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan. Directed by Steven Zaillian.
Categories:  Environmental  Civil Procedure  Advocacy

Law movies
Defending Your Life (1991)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An advertising executive who dies in a car accident finds himself in Judgment City, where he must defend the cowardly, self-involved life he led on earth.
Cast: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry. Directed by Albert Brooks.
Categories:  Civil Procedure  Comedy  Romance

Law movies
Denial (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: An acclaimed writer and historian must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when a renowned denier sues her for libel.
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall. Directed by Mick Jackson.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Civil Procedure

Law movies
Runaway Jury (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Cast: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce Davison. Directed by Gary Fleder.
Categories:  Jury  Drama  Civil Procedure

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.