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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Rated:  G  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 148 min. 
Plot: Mankind finds a mysterious artifact buried on the moon and, with the aid of an intelligent computer, sets off on a quest to find its origin.
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Computer  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Catfish (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.
Cast: Yaniv (Nev) Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Angela Wesselman. Directed by Henry Joost.
Categories:  Documentary  Computer  Privacy

Law movies
Fifth Estate, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  128 min. 
Plot: Revealing the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, Laura Linney. Directed by Bill condon.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Computer

Law movies
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD (3 disc set) 158 min. 
Plot: A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by a young computer hacker.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Steven Berkoff. Directed by David Fincher.
Categories:  Drama  Media  Computer

Law movies
Hackers (1995)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A group of friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, and use their hacking skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the virus' creator.
Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Fisher Stevens, Lorraine Bracco. Directed by Iain Softley.
Categories:  Computer  National Security  Environmental

Law movies
Her (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with a new computer operating system that's designed to meet his every need.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams. Directed by Spike Jonze.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Computer  Human Rights

Law movies
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down a master cyber-terrorist in Washington D.C.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant. Directed by Len Wiseman.
Categories:  Action  War  Computer

Law movies
Net, The (1995)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A software engineer who works from home has her identity stolen while she is on vacation and must fight to regain it before she is erased.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller. Directed by Irwin Winkler.
Categories:  Action  Fraud  Computer

Law movies
Skyfall (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: MI6 is under attack, and only James Bond can track down and destroy the threat.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Judi Dench. Directed by Sam Medes.
Categories:  Action  National Security  Computer

Law movies
Superman III (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Superman turns into his own worst enemy.
Cast: Christopher Reeves, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Margot Kidder. Directed by Richard Lester.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Computer  Health

Law movies
Tron (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 96 min. 
Plot: A video game maker hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer and becomes part of the very game he is designing.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner. Directed by Steven Lisberger.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Computer  Action

Law movies
You've Got Mail (1998)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Superstore book chain magnate and cozy children's bookshop owner are anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall for each other. Based on "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940).
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Dave Chappelle, Steve Zahn, Dabney Coleman, Greg Kinnear. Directed by Nora Ephron.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Computer

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.