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21 (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of six MIT students who trained to become experts in card counting in a plot to beat the Las Vegas casinos.
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey. Directed by Robert Luketic.
Categories:  Education  Corporations  Drama

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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

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Aliens (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 154 min. 
Plot: After escaping an encounter with aliens, the only survivor is asked to return to the scene as an adviser for a group of disbelieving Marines.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton. Directed by James Cameron.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Corporations

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Angels' Share, The (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A new father vows to turn over a new leaf, and he and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
Cast: Paul Brannigan, John Hershaw, Gary Maitland, William Ruane, Jasmin Riggins, Roger Allam, Siobhan Reilly, Charlie MacLean.. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Business  Corporations  Foreign

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Avatar (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  162 min. 
Plot: Paraplegic marine is dispatched to the Moon Pandora on a unique mission.
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel Moer. Directed by James Cameron.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Corporations  Military

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Aviator, The (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 170 min. 
Plot: The early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Jude Law. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Corporations

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Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: The CEO of RJR Nabisco decides that the time is ripe to take over his own company and enlists the help of American Express.
Cast: James Garner, Jonathan Pyrce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy. Directed by Glenn Jordan.
Categories:  Corporations  Securities  Comedy

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Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans.
Cast: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wallace Shawn, George W. Bush, Martin Luther King, Jr., Helmut Kohl, Bela Lugosi, Barack Obama. Directed by Michael Moore.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  Corporations

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Constant Gardener (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite. Directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Categories:  International  Drama  Corporations

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Corporation, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 145 min. 
Plot: Examines the nature, evolution, impact, and possible futures of the modern business corporation.
Cast: Jane Akre, Ray Anderson, Maude Barlow, Chris Barrett, Noam Chomsky, Peter Drucker, Samuel Epstein, Milton Freidman, Naomi Klein, Susan E. Linn, Luke McCabe, Mikela J. Mikael, Robert Monks, Michael Moore, Vandana Shiva, Steve Wilson. Directed by Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar.
Categories:  Corporations  Documentary  History

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Damages: The Complete Fifth Season (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 49 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Dylan Baker, John Goodman. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Nick Gomez, Timothy Busfield.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Corporations

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Damages: The Complete First Season (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 9 hours, 41 minutes min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Zachary Booth. Directed by Allen Coulter, Greg Yaitanes, John David Coles.
Categories:  Television  Damages  Corporations

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Damages: The Complete Fourth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 22 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Dylan Baker, John Goodman. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Nick Gomez, Timothy Busfield.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Corporations

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Damages: The Complete Second Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 24 min. 
Plot: A sharp law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful and hard-hitting high stakes litigator.
Cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Zachary Booth. Directed by Todd A. Kessler, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Mak.
Categories:  Television  Damages  Corporations

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Demolition Man (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: In a peaceful, future society, a cop is thawed out of suspended animation to subdue an old, ultra-violent enemy.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne. Directed by Marco Brambilla.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement  Corporations

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Duplicity (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti. Directed by Tony Gilroy.
Categories:  Corporations  Romance  Business

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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Presents the corrupt business practices that led to the fall of Enron Corporation.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Alex Gibney.
Categories:  Documentary  Corporations  Ethics

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Erin Brockovich (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply thereby causing cancer and other illness in the community.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Cherry Jones, Peter Coyote, Scotty Leavenworth. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Torts  Corporations  Environmental

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Fast Food Nation (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and as well as its environmental and social consequences.
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Bobby Cannacale, Paul Dano, Luis Guzman, Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Wilmer Valderrama, Catalina Sandino Moreno. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Corporations  Health

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Firm, The (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  154 min. 
Plot: After being recruited by an exclusive Memphis law firm, a lawyer learns the firm is a front for the mob.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Wilford Brimley, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Corporations  Ethics  Drama

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Flash of Genius (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: One man's fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity comes at a heavy price.
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermont Mulroney. Directed by Marc Abraham.
Categories:  Patent  Corporations  Biography

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Food, Inc. (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.
Cast: Interviewees include Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Gary Hirshberg, Joel Salatin. Directed by Robert Kenner.
Categories:  Documentary  Corporations  Health

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Harlan County USA (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: The coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973.
Cast: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks. Directed by Barbara Kopple.
Categories:  Employment  History  Corporations

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Hudsucker Proxy, The (1994)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: When the head of the hugely successful Hudsucker Industries commits suicide, his board of directors comes up with a brilliant plan to make a lot of money by appointing a moron to run the company.
Cast: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, John Mahoney, Charles Durning, Jim True, Bill Cobbs. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Corporations

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In Good Company (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A middle-aged ad executive is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age and who also happens to be dating his daughter.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Paul Weitz.
Categories:  Comedy  Corporations

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Inception (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  148 min. 
Plot: A team of corporate spies invade the dreams of their clients' competition.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cottillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Corporations  Privacy

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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. B&W
Plot: A beleaguered businessman at the end of his rope is given a chance to see what the world would be like if he had never been born.
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi, Gloria Grahame,. Directed by Frank Capra.
Categories:  Banking  Bankruptcy  Corporations

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Local Hero (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A representative from an American oil company finds himself set upon by local eccentrics when he is sent to Scotland to buy up an entire village.
Cast: Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay, Burt Lancaster. Directed by Bill Forsyth.
Categories:  Comedy  Corporations  Land Use

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A gambler and bordello madam set up a tavern in a small mining town in the Pacific Northwest and business flourishes until a large corporation attempts to buy out the entire town.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auber Jonois. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Corporations  Business  Western

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McLibel: Two People Who Wouldn't Say Sorry (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: Story of two ordinary people who humiliated McDonald's in the biggest corporate PR disaster in history.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Franny Armstrong and Ken Loach.
Categories:  Documentary  Trial  Corporations

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Michael Clayton (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: An attorney comes across the biggest case of his career that could produce disastrous results for those involved.
Cast: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack. Directed by Tony Gilroy.
Categories:  Corporations  Mystery/Suspense

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Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: An ex-con rounds up a group of associates to stage a heist of three major Las Vegas casinos.
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould, Bernie Mac. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Corporations

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Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after a casino owner double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Contracts  Corporations

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Office Space (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: Thanks to a hypnotic suggestion Peter Gibbons decides not to go to work and is quickly promoted to upper management while his two friends are laid off.
Cast: Ron Livingston, Stephen Root, Gary Cole, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu. Directed by Mike Judge.
Categories:  Comedy  Corporations  Fraud

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Other People's Money (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A ruthless corporate raider tries to take over a successful company, so the company's patriarch enlists his daughter, a lawyer, to protect the business.
Cast: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie, Dean Jones. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Corporations  Comedy

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Paycheck (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Corporations  Copyright

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Prairie Home Companion, A (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Backstage at the final performance of America's most celebrated radio broadcast.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Marylouise Burke, L.Q. Jones, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Comedy  Corporations  Entertainment

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Prometheus (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Explorers discover a clue that takes them to the darkest corners of the universe.
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Corporations  Ethics

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Robocop (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 103 min. 
Plot: A fatally-wounded police officer returns to defend a dystopic Detroit as a superhuman cyborg.
Cast: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer. Directed by Paul Verhoven.
Categories:  Action  Sales  Corporations

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Roger and Me (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: This documentary shows a Flint, Michigan native and his efforts to meet with the president of General Motors to show him the economic effect caused by the closing of a GM plant there.
Cast: Michael Moore, James Bond, Pat Boone, Rhonda Britton, Anita Bryant. Directed by Michael Moore.
Categories:  Documentary  Corporations

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Spanish Prisoner, The (1997)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An employee designs a lucrative secret process for his company, but is tempted to sell it when he isn't compensated for his efforts.
Cast: Ben Gazzara, Felicity Huffman, Ricky Jay, Steve Martin. Directed by David Mamet.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Corporations

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Super Size Me (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and subjecting himself to a "McDonald's only" diet.
Cast: Morgan Spurlock, Bridget Bennett, Dr. Lisa Ganjhu, Don Gorske. Directed by Morgan Spurlock.
Categories:  Documentary  Corporations  Health

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Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A spokesman for Big Tobacco has the difficult job of fighting for America's right to smoke while remaining a role model to his son.
Cast: Aaron Eickhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliot, Katie Holmes, Rob Lowe, Robert Duvall. Directed by Jason Reitman.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  Corporations

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Up In the Air (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A contractor who travels around the country firing employees at other companies discovers there might be more to life than living out of a suitcase.
Cast: George Clooney, Sam Elliott, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman. Directed by Jason Reitman.
Categories:  Corporations  Romance  Employment

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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: A successful publisher's life takes a turn for the surreal after a car accident with a jealous lover leaves him disfigured.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee. Directed by Cameron Crowe.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Corporations  Mystery/Suspense

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Wall Street (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: An ambitious young Wall Street broker is lured into the illegal but lucrative world of corporate espionage and insider trading.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Hal Holbrook. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  Corporations  Drama  Ethics

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Yes Men, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating members of the World Trade Organization.
Cast: Phil Bayly, Andreas Bichlbauer, Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Michael Moore. Directed by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, and Sarah Price.
Categories:  Documentary  Corporations  Ethics

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.