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12 Angry Men (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  95 min. B&W
Plot: A deadlocked jury struggles to a verdict in the murder trial of a young man accused of killing his father.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, Sr., E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Robert Webber, George Voskovec, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Jury  Criminal Law  Evidence

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15 Minutes (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who are videotaping their crimes hoping become media darlings.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks, Melina Kanakaredes, Karel Roden. Directed by John Herzfeld.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

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21 Grams (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.
Cast: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melissa Leo. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law

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25th Hour (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: 24 hours before he goes to prison, a Manhattan man struggles to redeem himself as he says goodbye to the life he knew.
Cast: Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin. Directed by Spike Lee.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Ben Foster. Directed by James Mangold.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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88 Minutes (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: While moonlighting as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, a college professor receives a death threat telling him that he has only 88 minutes to live.
Cast: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman. Directed by Jon Avnet.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Sentencing  Criminal Law

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Accused, The (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: When a waitress is gang-raped, she finds herself battling the legal system, not once but twice, as she and her attorney go after her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Bernie Coulson, Steve Antin, Leo Rossi, Woody Brown. Directed by Jonathon Kaplan.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Criminal Law

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Act of Murder, An (1948)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer.
Cast: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge, Geraldine Brooks. Directed by Michael Gordon.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Health

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Alien Nation (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: When a detective's partner is killed, he sets out to solve the crime with the LAPD's first extraterrestrial cop.
Cast: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terrence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard, Leslie Bevis. Directed by Graham Baker.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Immigration  Criminal Law

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American Gangster (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 113 min. 
Plot: In the 1970's, an ambitious detective works to bring down the drug empire of a Manhattan heroin kingpin.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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American Psycho (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: In this dark satire of 1980's excess, a New York investment banker hides his alternate deranged ego from his co-workers and friends as he falls deeper into psychosis.
Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafaoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas. Directed by Mary Harron.
Categories:  Mental Health  Horror  Criminal Law

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American Violet (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A single African-American mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.
Cast: Nicole Beharie, Tim Blake, Nelson Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Xzibit. Directed by Tim Disney.
Categories:  Gender  Racism  Criminal Law

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Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  78 min. B&W
Plot: The boyhood pal-turned-priest of a gang hero tries to end his old friend's reign in the ghetto.
Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Conflict

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Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. B&W
Plot: A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

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Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  160 min. 
Plot: A young man who has idolized Jesse James since childhood tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker. Directed by Andrew Dominik.
Categories:  Biography  Criminal Law  Drama

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Aura, The (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: An epileptic taxidermist dreams of committing the perfect crime and gets his chance on his first hunting trip. In Spanish, subtitled in English.
Cast: Ricardo Darin, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón. Directed by Fabian Bielinsky.
Categories:  Medical  Criminal Law  Drama

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Badlands (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Sentencing

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Bank Dick, The (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  72 min. B&W
Plot: An unemployed, henpecked drunk unwittingly captures a bank robber.
Cast: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio, Jessie Ralph, Franklin Pangborn, Shemp Howard. Directed by Edward F. Cline.
Categories:  Comedy  Banking  Criminal Law

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Bank Job, The (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A gang of small-time hoods are contracted to pull off a bank heist which turns into more than they bargained for.
Cast: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner. Directed by Roger Donaldson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Privacy

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Batman Begins (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: In the wake of his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Action  Drama

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Family

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Better Call Saul: Season One (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 51 min. 
Plot: The trials and tribulations of a criminal lawyer in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Michael McKean. Directed by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

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Better Call Saul: Season Three (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: Jimmy McGill takes a decisive step in his transformation into "Breaking Bad"'s infamous criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman.
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Michael McKean. Directed by various.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

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Better Call Saul: Season Two (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 51 min. 
Plot: Tracks the transformation of a man that puts the criminal in criminal attorney.
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean, Rhea Seahorn. Directed by Various Directors.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Television

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Better Tomorrow II, A (1987)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A restaurateur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter.
Cast: Dean Chek, Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun Fat. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Just how fallible is the process of law? To what extent can fate intervene to set a murderer free, or send an innocent man to the electric chair?
Cast: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz, Philip Bourneuf, Shepperd Strudwick. Directed by Fritz Lang.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Death Penalty

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Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  89 min. B&W
Plot: Lamberto Maggioran, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell
Cast: A man and his son set out to find their stolen bicycle. In Italian with English subtitles.. Directed by Vittorio De Sica.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Criminal Law

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Bigger Splash, A (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: The vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker in Italy is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Luca Guadanino.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Domestic Relations

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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

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Black Sunday (1977)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A deranged war veteran plots to kill thousands of Americans at the Superbowl in Miami by destroying the Goodyear blimp.
Cast: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Bekim Fehmiu. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Sports

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Blow Out (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An audio technician accidentally records the evidence that proves a car accident was murder, and consequently finds himself in danger.
Cast: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Politics

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Blue Collar (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: Three disgruntled auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Cast: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr. . Directed by Paul Schrader.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Automobile

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Blue Velvet (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A young man discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.
Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern. Directed by David Lynch.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

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Body Double (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: An umemployed house-sitter spying on his neighbor accidentally witnesses her murder.
Cast: Craig Wasson, Gregg Henry, Melanie Griffith. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Privacy

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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A somewhat romantized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  Biography  Criminal Law  Romance

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Boomerang (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. B&W
Plot: The priest of a Connecticut town is murdered while waiting on a street corner and an out-of-towner is accused of the crime. A dedicated district attorney then must strive to prove his innocence
Cast: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobbs, Cara Williams. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Biography  Witness

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Boston Strangler, The (1968)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women.
Cast: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Biography

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Brave One, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt. Directed by Neil Jordan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson. Directed by S. Craig Zahler.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Criminal Law

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Final Season (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 391 min. 
Plot: The saga of meth kingpin Walter White and his guilt-ridden partner Jesse Pinkman comes to a bloody conclusion.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk. Directed by Bryan Cranston, Michelle MacLaren, Michael Slovis.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Television  Criminal Law

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 10 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of an unremarkable chemistry teacher who learns he has terminal cancer and turns to an exciting life of crime to provide for his loved ones.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Aaron Paul, Raymond Cruz. Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt. Directed by Vince Gilligan.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

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Breathless (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. B&W
Plot: A small-time hood is betrayed by his girlfriend leading to a deadly conclusion. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet, Van Doude. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Criminal Law

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Brokedown Palace (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Two American teens must prove their innocence when they are imprisoned in Thailand for possessing narcotics.
Cast: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim, Lou Diamond Phillips. Directed by Jonathan Kaplan.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Criminal Law

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Brother's Keeper (1992)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Details the murder trial of Delbert Ward.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.
Categories:  Documentary  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

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Bugsy (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: A notorious mobster and Las Vegas visionary had it all until he fell for a woman who wanted more.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna. Directed by Barry Levinson.
Categories:  Biography  Criminal Law

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Burn After Reading (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.
Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Ethics

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Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Robert Francis, Fred MacMurray. Directed by Edward Dmytryk.
Categories:  War  Maritime  Criminal Law

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Cape Fear (1961)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. B&W
Plot: A newly released convict returns to the small town where he was arrested in order to stalk the wife and daughter of a lawyer who testified against him.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Robert Mitchum, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Telly Savalas, Jack Kruschen. Directed by J. Lee Thompson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Horror

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Cape Fear (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 128 min. 
Plot: A recently-released rapist stalks the family of the attorney who defended him.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Joe Don Baker, Juliette Lewis. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Horror

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Captivated (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: The first fully televised high profile court case of Pamela Smart, which rattled the consciousness of America.
Cast: Pamela Smart, Eleanor Pam, Dan Pelletier, Paul Maggiotto, Raymond Fowler, Billy Flynn, Patrick Randall. Directed by Jeremiah Zagar.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Criminal Law

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Carlito's Way (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  145 min. 
Plot: Released from prison on a legal technicality, a former drug kingpin stuns the local underworld by pledging to go straight.
Cast: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzman, Viggo Mortensen. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Action

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Certain Justice, A (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  160 min. 
Plot: An imperfect legal system may allow the murderer of an unpopular defense attorney to go free.
Cast: Roy Marsden, Penny Downie. Directed by Ross Devenish.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Criminal Law  Television

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Chamber, The (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A young lawyer feels impelled to defend his grandfather, a Mississippi death row inmate, convicted years ago of a racially-motivated bombing.
Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, Bo Jackson. Directed by James Foley.
Categories:  Advocacy  Criminal Law  Racism

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Chappaquiddick (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: The infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge.
Cast: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Kate Mara, Bruce Dern, John Fiore, Gillian Mariner Gordon, Olivia Thirlby, Katie Henoch. Directed by John Curran.
Categories:  History  Criminal Law  Government

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Charade (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A woman in Paris is pursued by several men who want the fortune her murdered husband stole.
Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn. Directed by Stanley Donen.
Categories:  Comedy  Estates  Criminal Law

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Chicago (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A Chicago chorus girl in the 1920s shoots her deceptive lover and ends up on Murderess Row, where she meets a fellow musical convict.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly. Directed by Rob Marshall.
Categories:  Musical  Advocacy  Criminal Law

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Compulsion (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. B&W
Plot: Clarence Darrow defends two wealthy Chicago teenagers in this drama based on the true story about the 1924 Leopold-Loeb murder case.
Cast: Orson Welles, Bradford Dillman, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Martin Milner, E.G. Marshall. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Juvenile  Advocacy

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Confession, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A high powered litigator hired to defend a murderer struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Ryan Marsini. Directed by David Hugh Jones.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Ethics

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Conspirator, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 122 min. 
Plot: Mary Surratt,the lone female, is charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln.
Cast: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Huston. Directed by Robert Redford.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

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Criminal Code, The (1931)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. B&W
Plot: A young man that is wrongfully convicted has a chance at being pardoned, but must break the criminal code and identify an inmate who has murdered another.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Walter Huston, Philips Holmes. Directed by Howard Hawkes.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Justice  Jurisprudence

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Crossfire (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  85 min. B&W
Plot: A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army.
Cast: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan. Directed by Edward Dmytryk.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Evidence  Drama

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Crucible, The (1996)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A 17th-century Salem woman accuses an ex-lover's wife of witchery in an adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. Soon the entire village is gripped in a fever of hysteria, bigotry and fear.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Joan Allen, Paul Scofield. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Jurisprudence

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Dark Knight, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  153 min. 
Plot: Batman is forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as The Joker.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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Deadwood: Complete First Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

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Deadwood: Complete Season Three (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

Law movies
Deadwood: Complete Season Two (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 11 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Kim Dickens. Directed by David Milch.
Categories:  Drama  History  Criminal Law

Law movies
Death Sentence (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: When a family falls victim to a vicious attack perpetrated as a gang initiation ritual, the vengeful father vows to track down each person involved in the crime.
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler, John Goodman. Directed by James Wan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Family

Law movies
Deception (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An accountant is introduced to a mysterious club and in this new world, he quickly becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams. Directed by Marcel Langenegger.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Defender, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. B&W
Plot: A two part episode from the Studio One series about a man on trial for murder.
Cast: Martin Balsam, Ralph Bellamy, Steve McQueen, William Shatner. Directed by Robert Mulligan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Jurisprudence  Drama

Law movies
Desperate Hours, The (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. B&W
Plot: An escaped convict who breaks into a suburban home and takes a family hostage.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Safety

Law movies
Dexter: The Complete Final Season (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set)  min. 
Plot: Dexter is forced to deal with his past when he comes across the doctor who claims to have created his "code."
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David , James Remar, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, Desmond Harrington. Directed by Keith Gordon, Michael C. Hall, Ernest R. Dickerson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Television

Law movies
Dexter: The Fifth Season (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by .
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Dexter: The First Season (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 50 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Dexter: The Fourth Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 32 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Tax  Criminal Law

Law movies
Dexter: The Second Season (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours, 36 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Dexter: The Sixth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Debra Morgan, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, James Remar. Directed by John Dahl, S.J. Clarkson, Stefan Schwartz, and m.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Dexter: The Third Season (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 6 hours 29 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, Keith Carradine, Jimmy Smits. Directed by various directors for individual episodes.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Diabolique (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.
Cast: Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Women  Criminal Law

Law movies
Don't Breathe (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.
Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. Directed by Fede Alvarez.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Action  Horror

Law movies
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive so she plots to find him and "kill" him again.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Benjamin Weir, Jay Brazeau, Bruce Greenwood, John MacLaren III, Ed Evanko, Annabeth Gish. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A mysterious woman murders a psychiatrist's patient with a razor stolen from his office and then sets her sites on the only witness to the crime.
Cast: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Evidence

Law movies
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A heroin-addicted couple resort to robbing a drugstore to support their habit.
Cast: Matt Dillon, James Le Gros, Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham, James Remar, William Burroughs. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Escape Artist, The (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: A talented junior barrister of peerless intellect specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners.
Cast: David Tennant, Toby Kebbel, Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Jensen. Directed by Cabel Deschanel.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Television

Law movies
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A group of inmates attempt a daring escape from the notorious Alcatraz prison island, where no one has ever escaped.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan. Directed by Don Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

Law movies
Exorcism of Emily Rose, The (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Cast: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Colm Feore, Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Beth Hurt. Directed by Scott Derrickson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Religion  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Fargo (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A car salesman's inept kidnapping scheme falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of a pregnant sheriff.
Cast: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Kristen Rudrud, Harve Presnell, Tony Denmen. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Few Good Men, A (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: Naval lawyers must defend two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J.T. Walsh J.T. Walsh, Christopher Guest. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  Military  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Film Noir Classics (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc) 428 min. B&W
Plot: This collection presents five film-noir classics: The Big Heat (1953), 5 Against the House (1955), The Lineup (1958), The Sniper (1952), and Murder By Contract (1958).
Cast: Lee Marvin, Eli Wallach, Glenn Ford, Kim Novak, Gloria Grahame. Directed by .
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Criminal Law

Law movies
Find Me Guilty (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history
Cast: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Linus Roache, Ron Silver. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Biography

Law movies
Fish Called Wanda, A (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A proper British barrister finds himself in a quite a mess when he tangles with a pretty American girl with a penchant for flirting, a lust for foreign languages and obsession for money.
Cast: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis. Directed by Charles Crichton, John Cleese.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Criminal Law  Comedy

Law movies
Flawless (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A retiring janitor convinces a glass-ceiling constrained executive to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer.
Cast: Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Lambert Wilson, Joss Ackland. Directed by Michael Radford.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Women

Law movies
Fletch (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: While working on a story on drug sales, an ace reporter is approached by a rich man who asks him to murder him to save him from a lingering cancer death.
Cast: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Barker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Matheson. Directed by Michael Ritchie.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Fracture (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he's trying to prosecute.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike. Directed by Gregory Hoblit.
Categories:  Evidence  Trial  Criminal Law

Law movies
From Hell (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: In Victorian era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders committed by Jack the Ripper.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane. Directed by The Hughes Brothers.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Women  Law Enforcement

Law movies
From the Hip (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: An apprentice wins a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is apparently guilty of murder.
Cast: Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt, Ray Walston. Directed by Bob Clark.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law

Law movies
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Two out-of-work suburbanites turn to a life of armed robbery.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins. Directed by Dean Parisot.
Categories:  Comedy  Employment  Criminal Law

Law movies
Fury (1936)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. B&W
Plot: When a prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder.
Cast: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot. Directed by Fritz Lang.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Organized Crime

Law movies
Garrow's Law Series 1 (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1.2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 240 min. 
Plot: Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Cast: Andrew Buchan, Alun Armstrong, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle, Michael Culkin. Directed by Peter Lydon.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Garrow's Law Series 2 (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 240 min. 
Plot: Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Cast: Andrew Buchan, Alun Armstrong, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle, Michael Culkin. Directed by Gary Lyons.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Garrow's Law Series 3 (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 236 min. 
Plot: Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Cast: Andrew Buchan, Alun Armstrong, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle, Michael Culkin. Directed by Peter Lydon.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: The heroes of the hereafter once again answer the call when an underground river of ghoulish goo threatens to rot the Big Apple to the core.
Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts. Directed by Ivan Reitman.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Comedy  Art

Law movies
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: The widow of a murdered civil rights leader and a district attorney struggle to finally bring the culprit to justice.
Cast: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Medgar Evers, Whoopi Goldberg, Craig T. Nelson. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  Biography  Discrimination  Criminal Law

Law movies
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: A man convinced his niece was murdered believes the killer is a member of his own family. In Swedish and English, with English subtitles.
Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Andersson, Ingvar Hirdwall, Marika Lagercrantz. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev.
Categories:  Foreign  Media  Criminal Law

Law movies
Good German, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: In post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.
Cast: Jack Thompson, John Roeder, George Clooney, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law  Military

Law movies
Grand Canyon (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: After a tow-truck driver saves a lawyer's life, a deep friendship develops that impacts the lives of their families and friends.
Cast: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Mary-Louise Parker, Alfre Woodard. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Grifters, The (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A small-time con man has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend, both whom are con artists with their own angles to play.
Cast: John Cusack, Anjelica Houston, Annette Bening. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A professional assassin is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb where his ten-year high school reunion is taking place.
Cast: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, Dan Ackroyd, Joan Cusack. Directed by George Armitage.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Guard, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: An unorthodox Irish policeman is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, Mark Strong. Directed by John Michael McDonagh.
Categories:  Comedy  Organized Crime  Criminal Law

Law movies
Guilty as Sin (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A female lawyer takes an accused wife-murderer as a client, but finds herself morally compelled to betray him one way or another.
Cast: Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Jack Warden. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Advocacy  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Guilty, The (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A wayward teen is hired by a high-placed lawyer in a murder-for-hire scheme.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Devon Sawa, Gabrielle Anwar, Angela Featherstone, Joanne Whalley. Directed by Anthony Waller.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense  Ethics

Law movies
Gunfighter (1998)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A gunfighter seeks to avenge the innocent victims of a jealous outlaw.
Cast: Chris Lybert, Lou Schwiebert, Clu Gulager. Directed by Christopher Coppola.
Categories:  Western  Criminal Law

Law movies
Hangover, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 100 min. 
Plot: Three groomsmen lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures in Las Vegas, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha. Directed by Todd Phillips.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Harper (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.
Cast: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill. Directed by Jack Smight.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Hart's War (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: During World War II, a former law student is chosen to defend a black prisoner of war accused of murder.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Dashon Howard, Cole Hauser. Directed by Gregory Hoblit.
Categories:  Military  Criminal Law  War

Law movies
Heat (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  171 min. 
Plot: A Los Angeles crime saga, focusing on the similarities between the lives of a workaholic detective and a master thief.
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Helter Skelter (1976)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".
Cast: George DeCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns. Directed by Tom Gries.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
High and Low (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 143 min. B&W
Plot: An executive mortgages all he owns to stage a coup and gain control of the National Shoe Company. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Mifune Toshirō, Nakadai Tatsuya, Kagawa Kyōko, Mihashi Tatsuya. Directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  National Security

Law movies
High Crimes (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A high-powered lawyer finds her world turned upside down when her husband is arrested and revealed to be another man on trial for murdering Latin American villagers while he was in the Marines.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, James Caviezel. Directed by Carl Franklin.
Categories:  Military  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Honeymoon Killers, The (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: A stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go in order to find true love.
Cast: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts. Directed by Leonard Kastle.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
I, Tonya (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A competitive ice skater rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale, Bojana Novakovic, Caitlin Carver . Directed by Craig Gillespie.
Categories:  Biography  Criminal Law  Sports

Law movies
Illegal/The Big Steal (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  160 min. B&W
Plot: An overly aggressive district attorney sends an innocent man to the chair,and is forced to resign and defend criminals/An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief through Mexico.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield, Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix. Directed by Lewis Allen and Don Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Death Penalty  Criminal Law

Law movies
In Bruges (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Holed up in Bruges, Belgium after a difficult job, two hit men begin to reevaluate their views of life and death as they become acclimated to local customs.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Martin McDonagh.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Comedy

Law movies
Incognito (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An art forger who paints a fake Rembrandt, falls for the art expert his clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Cast: Jason Patric, Irene Jacob, Ian Richardson, Rod Steiger. Directed by John Badham.
Categories:  Fraud  Criminal Law

Law movies
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A powerful district attorney and a strong-willed defense attorney go head to head in a courtroom struggle where everyone proves to be a victim, yet no one can be found guilty.
Cast: James Woods, Mercedes Ruehl, Sade Thompson, Henry Thomes. Directed by Mick Jackson.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law

Law movies
Infiltrator, The (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Amy Ryan. Directed by Brad Furman.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  International

Law movies
Innocent Man, An (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: To cover up their own mistake, two crooked cops frame an innocent man as a drug dealer.
Cast: Tom Sellek, F. Murray Abraham. Directed by Peter Yates.
Categories:  Sentencing  Criminal Law

Law movies
Inside Man (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: The perfect bank robbery goes sour when a criminal mastermind comes up against a determined detective and a mysterious power broker.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directed by Spike Lee.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Mediation

Law movies
International, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.
Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian F. O'Bryne. Directed by Tom Tykwer.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  International

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Into the Abyss (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.
Cast: Jason Burkett, Werner Herzog, Michael Perry. Directed by Werner Herzog.
Categories:  Documentary  Criminal Law  Death Penalty

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Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: In 1940s Mississippi two teenage boys and an elderly woman combine forces to prevent a miscarriage of justice and clear a black man of a murder charge.
Cast: David Brian, Claude Jarman, Jr., Juano Hernandez, Porter Hall. Directed by Clarence Brown.
Categories:  Drama  Racism  Criminal Law

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It Could Happen to You (1939)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  VHS  65 min. B&W
Plot: An immigrant's son defends his adopted brother against a murder charge.
Cast: Alan Baxter, Andrea Leeds. Directed by Phil Rosen.
Categories:  Comedy  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law

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Jagged Edge (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A publisher is accused of brutally murdering his wife. He soon finds himself in love with his defense lawyer, who hasn't handled a criminal case for many years.
Cast: Glen Close, Jeff Bridges, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia, Leigh Taylor-Young. Directed by Richard Marquand.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Ethics  Criminal Law

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Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: An honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle. Directed by Amy Heckerling.
Categories:  Family  Criminal Law  Comedy

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Johnny Guitar (110)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: On the outskirts of a small town sits an empty casino, waiting for the customers the constructing of the new railroad will bring. When a man is murdered the local officials come to run the casino owner out of town.
Cast: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Ernest Borgnine. Directed by Nicholas Ray.
Categories:  Western  Criminal Law  Death Penalty

Law movies
Judge, The (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  69 min. B&W
Plot: A hotshot criminal lawyer blackmails a client into participating in a plan to murder the lawyer's cheating wife and her lover.
Cast: Milburn Stone, Katherine deMille, Paul Guilfoyle. Directed by Elmer Clifton.
Categories:  Justice  Criminal Law  Advocacy

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Just Cause (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A prisoner facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl calls in a law professor to help prove his innocence.
Cast: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ruby Dee, Ed Harris. Directed by Arne Glimcher.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Death Penalty  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Kavanagh Q.C.: Season 1 (1994)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 5 hours, 30 min. 
Plot: A barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life over the course of the four episodes of the first season.
Cast: John Thaw, Ewan McGregor, Anna Chancellor, Oliver Ford Davies. Directed by Colin Gregg, Paul Greengrass, and Renny Rye.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Television

Law movies
Kavanagh Q.C.: Season 3, Part 1 (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 230 min. 
Plot: A barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.
Cast: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Lisa Harrow, Nicholas Jones. Directed by Jack Gold and Tristram Powell.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

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Kavanagh Q.C.: Season 3, Part 2 (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 229 min. 
Plot: A barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.
Cast: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Lisa Harrow, Nicholas Jones, Anna Chancellor. Directed by Ken Grieve and Charles Beeson.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Key Largo (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Killers, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 196 min. B&W/Color
Plot: This set contains the 1946 and 1964 adaptations of Ernest Hemingway's short story of the same title.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Ronald Reagan. Directed by Robert Siodmak and Don Siegel.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Insurance

Law movies
Kiss Before Dying, A (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A money-hungry student kills his girlfriend and makes it look like suicide when he discovers her pregnancy will cause her to lose her inheritance.
Cast: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward. Directed by Gerd Oswald.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Estates  Criminal Law

Law movies
Knock on Any Door (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A lawyer who clawed his way out of the slums finds himself defending an underprivileged teen accused of murder, making the case that the boy is more a victim of society than a cold-hearted killer.
Cast: John Derek, Humphrey Bogart, Susan Perry, Arlene Roberts, George Macready. Directed by Nicholas Ray.
Categories:  Advocacy  Criminal Law  Juvenile

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Ladykillers, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A Southern professor puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino, a task that is more difficult than it seems.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law

Law movies
Law & Order: Season Eighteen (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 12 hours, 57 min. 
Plot: Brings compelling and thought-provoking episodes, as well as drastic changes to television’s longest running crime series.
Cast: Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, Linus Roache, Sam Waterston, Jesse L. Martin, Epatha Merkerson, Alana de la Garza. Directed by John P. Whitesell II, E.W. Swackhamer, Vern Gillum.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

Law movies
Law & Order: Season One (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 17 hours, 40 min. 
Plot: Television drama depicting both halves of the criminal justice system, law and order: the investigating police detectives, and the prosecuting district attorneys.
Cast: Jerry Orbach, Paul Sorvino, George Dzundza, Jesse L. Martin, Benjamin Bratt, Chris Noth. Directed by John P. Whitesell II, E.W. Swackhamer, Vern Gillum.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

Law movies
Law & Order: Season Seven (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 17 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: Unrelenting, powerful and full of twists crime series with provocative storylines ripped from news headlines.
Cast: Carey Lowell, Benjamin Bratt, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach . Directed by John P. Whitesell II, E.W. Swackhamer, Vern Gillum.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

Law movies
Law & Order: Season Ten (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 17 hours, 45 min. 
Plot: Continuing gripping stories of the men and women that strive to bring justice to the streets of New York.
Cast: Steven Hill, Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Angie Harmon. Directed by John P. Whitesell II, E.W. Swackhamer, Vern Gillum.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

Law movies
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 22 hours, 0 min. 
Plot: All 22 episodes of the first season of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Cast: Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Mariska Hargitay, Michelle Hurd, Ice-T, Stephanie March, Christopher Meloni, Dean Winters, B.D. Wong. Directed by Dick Wolfe.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

Law movies
Legal Eagles (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A quirky assistant DA and a plucky defense attorney are paired in a complicated art theft case.
Cast: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp, Steven Hill, Jeannie Dundas, Roscoe Lee Browne. Directed by Ivan Reitman.
Categories:  Art  Criminal Law  Romance

Law movies
Legally Blonde (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back. Once there, she discovers she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Raquel Welch. Directed by Robert Luketik.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Criminal Law

Law movies
Let Him Have It (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A true-life drama about a simple-minded British teenager who befriends a group of gangsters, becomes implicated in the murder of a policeman, and ends up on death row.
Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Bell, Eileen Atkins, Clare Holman, Michael Elphick, Mark McGann, Tom Courtney. Directed by Peter Medak.
Categories:  Foreign  Criminal Law  Death Penalty

Law movies
Limey, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.
Cast: Terrence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman, Barry Newman, Peter Fonda. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Family

Law movies
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: Four London working-class stiffs pool their money to put one in a high stakes card game.
Cast: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Rick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Categories:  Foreign  Criminal Law  Organized Crime

Law movies
Long Goodbye, The (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A detective tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Cast: Elliot Gould, Nina Van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law

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Lookout, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down by a tragic accident tries to maintain a normal life by taking a job as a janitor at a bank, however he ultimately finds himself caught up in a heist.
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, Carla Gugino. Directed by Scott Frank.
Categories:  Banking  Criminal Law

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Lost Boys, The (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:    97 min. 
Plot: A young teen thinks his town is infested with vampires.
Cast: Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Kiefer Sutherland. Directed by Joel Schumacher.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Juvenile  Criminal Law

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Lovely Bones, The (2009)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A murdered young girl watches over her family and killer.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Jake Abel. Directed by Fran Walsh.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Lucky (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A wannabe serial killer wins the lottery and pursues his lifelong crush.
Cast: Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, Ann-Margret, Jeffrey Tambor, Tom Amandes. Directed by Gil Cates Jr..
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Marital Relations

Law movies
Mad Max (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: In a an increasingly uncivilized future, police officers must defend the highways from gangs of vicious bikers.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward. Directed by George Miller.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 100 min. B&W
Plot: A detective takes a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Benoit Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux, Jenny Drye, Jacqueline Poelvoorde Pappaert, Malou Madou, André Bonzel. Directed by Rémy Belvaux and André Bonzel.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Entertainment  Ethics

Law movies
Man Who Wasn't There, The (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: A barber decides to blackmail his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, Richard Jenkins, Scarlett Johansson, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub, James Gandolfini. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Manhunter (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: To get inside the mind of a serial killer, an FBI profiler is forced to seek counsel with another, imprisoned, serial killer: Hannibal Lector.
Cast: William Peterson, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Tom Noonan. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Horror

Law movies
Married Life (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: An adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Rachel McAdams. Directed by Ira Sachs.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Marital Relations  Drama

Law movies
Matchstick Men (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, Bruce Altman, Bruce McGill. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Criminal Law

Law movies
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  155 min. 
Plot: A New York reporter is dispatched to cover an A-list Christmas party in Savannah, Georgia, but when the host is accused of murder, the real story unfolds.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, John Cusack, Jude Law, Jack Thompson, Alison Eastwood, Irma P. Hall, Lady Chablis. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Evidence  Drama

Law movies
Mistrial (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A policeman is upset that a man he arrested for killing two cops may be freed on a technicality and decides to take matters into his own hands.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Robert Loggia, Blair Underwood. Directed by Heywood Gould.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Mud (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Two young boys encounter a fugitive and help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, Reese Witherspoon. Directed by Jeff Nichols.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

Law movies
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder, then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt. Directed by Barbet Schroeder.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Evidence  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Murder in Coweta County (1983)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A county sheriff goes after the richest man in the county after he murders a farmhand and considers himself to be rich and powerful enough to get away with it.
Cast: Andy Griffith, Johnny Cash. Directed by Gary Nelson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Biography

Law movies
Murder in the First (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Young lawyer in the public defender's office is given his first assignment: defending an Alcatraz prisoner who murdered a fellow inmate.
Cast: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz, Brad Dourif, William H. Macy, R. Lee Ermey. Directed by Mark Rocco.
Categories:  Sentencing  Advocacy  Criminal Law

Law movies
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. B&W
Plot: After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, a detective is drawn into a complex web of mystery and deceit.
Cast: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger. Directed by Edward Dmytryk.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law

Law movies
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Two youths accused of murder in a small Alabama town are represented by a relative who has never won a case.
Cast: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne. Directed by Jonathon Lynn.
Categories:  Comedy  Trial  Criminal Law

Law movies
Naked Gun Triple Feature, The (1988)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 251 min. 
Plot: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, and The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson. Directed by David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss.
Categories:  Comedy  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

Law movies
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Sentencing

Law movies
New Jack City (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 101 min. 
Plot: A maverick police detective tries to bring down a city's crack kingpin.
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, Judd Nelson. Directed by Mario Van Peebles.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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Night Moves (1975)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A private detective searching for a runaway girl stumbles upon an unsolved murder.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, Melanie Griffith. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Juvenile

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Nine Queens (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps.
Cast: Ricardo Darin, Gaston Pauls, Leticia Bredice, Tomas Fonzi. Directed by Fabian Bielinsky.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Ethics

Law movies
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A hunter stumbles upon dead bodies, a stash of heroin, and more than two million in cash near the Rio Grande and decides to keep it for himself.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Cohn.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Property

Law movies
No Way Out (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A cover up and witch hunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, Howard Duff. Directed by Roger Donaldson.
Categories:  Politics  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, The (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 451 min. 
Plot: Based on the books written by Alexander McCall Smith, a woman in Botswana opens her the first female detective agency in the country.
Cast: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube. Directed by Anthony Minghella, Charles Sturridge, & Tim Fywell.
Categories:  Television  Criminal Law  Women

Law movies
Nuts (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden. Directed by Martin Ritt.
Categories:  Witness  Drama  Criminal Law

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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

Law movies
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Terry Benedict is out to get his money back, so Ocean's crew has no choice but to pull off multiple heists overseas.
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Julia Roberts. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Oliver Twist (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: An orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London.
Cast: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan, John Howard Davies. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  Children  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Onion Field, The (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Two policemen are kidnapped after pulling a car over for broken brake lights.
Cast: John Savage, James Woods, Franklin Seales, Ted Danson, Ronny Cox, Dianne Hull. Directed by Harold Becker.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Out of the Past (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. B&W
Plot: A former private detective trying to lead a quiet life has his past come back to haunt him.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jane Greer. Directed by Jacques Tourneur.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Criminal Law

Law movies
Outland (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A futuristic cop probes mysterious deaths among workers in a mining colony on one of Jupiter's moons.
Cast: Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen, James B. Sikking, Kika Markham. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Safety  Criminal Law

Law movies
Over the Edge (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: In their zeal to attract industry to a planned community in the desert the parents of the town have all but neglected their children.
Cast: Michael Kramer, Matt Dillon, Pamela Ludwig, Vincent Spano, Tom Fergus. Directed by Charlie Haas & Tim Hunter.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Children

Law movies
Oz: The Complete Fifth Season (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 6 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: The continuing sage of Oswald State Correctional Facility including an experimental unit which attempts to emphasize rehabilitation and learning responsibility during incarceration.
Cast: Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Eamonn Walker, Kirk Acevedo, Edie Falco, Leon, Rita Moreno . Directed by Tom Fantana.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Oz: The Complete First Season (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 31 min. 
Plot: The continuing sage of Oswald State Correctional Facility including an experimental unit which attempts to emphasize rehabilitation and learning responsibility during incarceration.
Cast: Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Eamonn Walker, Kirk Acevedo, Edie Falco, Leon, Rita Moreno. Directed by Tom Fantana.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Oz: The Complete Fourth Season (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 15 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: The continuing sage of Oswald State Correctional Facility including an experimental unit which attempts to emphasize rehabilitation and learning responsibility during incarceration.
Cast: Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Eamonn Walker, Kirk Acevedo, Edie Falco, Leon, Rita Moreno. Directed by Tom Fantana.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Oz: The Complete Second Season (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 7 hours, 47 min. 
Plot: The continuing sage of Oswald State Correctional Facility including an experimental unit which attempts to emphasize rehabilitation and learning responsibility during incarceration.
Cast: Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Eamonn Walker, Kirk Acevedo, Edie Falco, Leon, Rita Moreno. Directed by Tom Fantana.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Oz: The Complete Sixth Season (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 8 hours, 40 min. 
Plot: The continuing sage of Oswald State Correctional Facility including an experimental unit which attempts to emphasize rehabilitation and learning responsibility during incarceration.
Cast: Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Eamonn Walker, Kirk Acevedo, Edie Falco, Leon, Rita Moreno . Directed by Tom Fantana.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Oz: The Complete Third Season (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 6 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: The continuing sage of Oswald State Correctional Facility including an experimental unit which attempts to emphasize rehabilitation and learning responsibility during incarceration.
Cast: Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Eamonn Walker, Kirk Acevedo, Edie Falco, Leon, Rita Moreno.. Directed by Tom Fantana.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Paradine Case, The (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: A barrister defends a beautiful woman accused of murdering her husband in order to marry a lover.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Death Penalty  Criminal Law

Law movies
Passage to India, A (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  163 min. 
Plot: The romantic adventures of a young Englishwoman in 'the mysterious East' culminate in a court trial for attempted rape.
Cast: Judy Davis, Alec Guiness, Victor Banerjee. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Evidence  International

Law movies
People vs. Jean Harris (1981)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: Reenactment of the lengthy murder trial of a woman who was accused of killing her lover, the author of "The Scarsdale Diet".
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Martin Balsam, Richard Dysart, Peter Coyote. Directed by George Schaefer.
Categories:  Drama  Jury  Criminal Law

Law movies
Petrified Forest (1936)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: A waitress, a hobo, and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.
Cast: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin, Dick Foran, Humphrey Bogart. Directed by Archie L. Mayo.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Pineapple Express (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A lazy process server and his drug dealer go on the run after witnessing a murder committed by a crooked cop.
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Danny McBride. Directed by David Gordon Green.
Categories:  Action  Court Organization  Criminal Law

Law movies
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure goes up against a sleazy couple who make a passionate attempt to seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive."
Cast: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole. Directed by John Waters.
Categories:  Comedy  Gender  Criminal Law

Law movies
Place Beyond the Pines, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta. Directed by Derek Cianfrance.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Law

Law movies
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.
Cast: Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Women  Drama

Law movies
Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. B&W
Plot: A married woman and a drifter fall in love and plot to murder her husband.
Cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn. Directed by Tay Garnett.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Marital Relations

Law movies
Princess Bride, The (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A grandfather comes to his grandson's bed to share with him a story of a classic tale of love and adventure complete with a beautiful, kidnapped princess who must be rescued before she is forced to marry an evil prince.
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law  Government

Law movies
Psycho (1960)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. B&W
Plot: The search for her missing sister leads a woman to the Bates Motel.
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Horror  Criminal Law  Mental Health

Law movies
Public Enemies (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: The Feds try to take down notorious gangsters during the 1930's.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, James Russo, David Wenham. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Biography  History  Criminal Law

Law movies
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 154 min. 
Plot: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Bruce Willis, Eric Stoltz. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Question of Silence, A (1983)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  VHS  92 min. 
Plot: Three women, all strangers, beat a man to death in a dress boutique while other shoppers ignore the situation. Subtitled in English.
Cast: Cox Habbema, Nelly Frijda, Henriette Tol, Edda Barenda. Directed by Marlene Gorris.
Categories:  Women  Criminal Law  Mental Health

Law movies
Raising Arizona (1987)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: After an ex-con and an ex-cop marry, the pair decide to kidnap one of the quintuplets of furniture tycoon Nathan Arizona.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

Law movies
Rampart (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: The last of the renegade cops works to take care of his family while struggling for his own survival.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Ned Beatty, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Ice Cube, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Oren Moverman.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Family

Law movies
Red Dragon (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: An FBI agent seeks the help of Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter to help catch the serial killer known as "The Tooth Fairy."
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson. Directed by Brett Ratner.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Evidence

Law movies
Red Kimona, The (1925)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  77 min. B&W
Plot: A young girl is tricked into a life of prostitution as she tries to escape her small town.
Cast: Priscilla Bonner, Tyrone Power Sr., Theodore Von Eltz. Directed by Walter Lang.
Categories:  Women  Criminal Law  Media

Law movies
Red Rock West (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: An unemployed Texan shows up in a Wyoming bar and is mistaken for the hitman that the owner called.
Cast: Nicolas cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle, Timothy Carhart. Directed by John Dahl.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Employment  Drama

Law movies
Ref, The (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A cat buglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage.
Cast: Denis Leary, Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis. Directed by Ted Demme.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Family

Law movies
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control.
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Reservation Road (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Two families lives are forever changed after a chance encounter on Reservation Road.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino. Directed by Terry George.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Law

Law movies
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 100 min. 
Plot: After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Alan Dershowitz, a brilliant professor of law, is hired by a wealthy socialite to attempt to overturn his two convictions for the attempted murder of his extremely wealthy wife.
Cast: Glen Close, Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver. Directed by Barbet Schroeder.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Evidence

Law movies
Rififi (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  122 min. B&W
Plot: A story of a successful jewel robbery in which the four thieves betray each other. French and English dubbed soundtracks.
Cast: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey. Directed by Jules Dassin.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
River's Edge (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to their friends. The friends' reactions are almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.
Cast: Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Jone Skye Leitch, Roxana Zal, Daniel Roebuck, Joshua Miller, Dennis Hopper. Directed by Tim Hunter.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
RocknRolla (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A lucrative real-estate scam attracts some of London's scrappiest tough guys as well as its more established underworld types.
Cast: Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Jeremy Piven, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges . Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Categories:  Comedy  Property  Criminal Law

Law movies
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: An idealistic defense attorney finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Ferrel, Carmen Ejogo. Directed by Dan Gilray.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Criminal Law

Law movies
Rope (1948)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Two intellectual young men commit a murder just to see what it is like.
Cast: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Sir Cedric Hardwicke. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Rumpole of the Bailey (1983)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 33 hours, 55 min. 
Plot: Forty two episodes of the Thames Television program, originally broadcast 1983-88.
Cast: Leo McKern. Directed by John Mortimer.
Categories:  Television  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Rumpole of the Bailey: The Lost Episode (1975)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  65 min. 
Plot: An introduction to Horace Rumpole, a career trial lawyer who digs deeper into what should be an open-and-shut case and mounts a full defense.
Cast: Leo McKeren, Joyce Heron, David Yelland, Vernon Dobtcheff, Olga Lowe. Directed by John Gorrie.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law

Law movies
Runaway (1984)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A cop is assigned the task of discovering who is responsible for a rash of killings perpetrated by rebellious robots.
Cast: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley, Stan Shaw. Directed by Michael Crichton.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Running Scared (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Two renegade Chicago cops are sent on a mandatory vacation that makes them want to retire.
Cast: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Joe Pantoliano, Jimmy Smits. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  Comedy  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

Law movies
San Quentin (1937)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  70 min. B&W
Plot: An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate.
Cast: Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Barton MacLane. Directed by Llyod Bacon.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Scarface (1932)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.
Cast: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, George Raft, Boris Karloff. Directed by Howard Hawks.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Scarface (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 170 min. 
Plot: A determined Cuban immigrant succumbs to greed while building a criminal empire.
Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colon, F. Murray Abraham. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Immigration

Law movies
Scoop (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: An aspiring journalist receives a hot tip from beyond the grave.
Cast: Woody Allen, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Romance  Criminal Law  Comedy

Law movies
Scotland, PA (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Shakespeare's Macbeth is moved to an early 1970s hamburger joint.
Cast: John Cariani, James LeGros, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken, Kevin Corrigan, Andy Dick. Directed by Billy Morrissette.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Employment  Criminal Law

Law movies
Sea of Love (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A New York detective investigates a serial killer who finds victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers.
Cast: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman. Directed by Harold Becker.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Secret In Their Eyes, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Soledad Villamil, Ricardo Darín, Carla Quevedo, Pablo Rago. Directed by Juan Jose Campanella.
Categories:  Foreign  Criminal Law  Women

Law movies
Serpico (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: An honest New York City policeman endures scorn and mistreatment from his fellow officers after blowing the whistle on rampant corruption in the force. Based on a true story.
Cast: Al Pacino, Barbara Eda-Young, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Tony Roberts. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Seven-Ups, The (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.
Cast: Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Larry Haines, Richard Lynch. Directed by Philip D'Antoni.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Sexy Beast (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: A retired safecracker refuses to work for a brutal gangster.
Cast: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman, Cavan Kendall, Julianne White, Alvaro Monje, James Fox. Directed by Jonathan Glazer.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Organized Crime

Law movies
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: A man is pursued by detectives who suspect him of being an evil strangler wanted in connection with the deaths of several rich East coast widows.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers, Hume Cronyn. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law

Law movies
Shaft (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks? Shaft!
Cast: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwenn Mitchell. Directed by Gordon Parks.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Criminal Law  Action

Law movies
Shame (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A lawyer traveling through the Australian Outback on holiday stops in a small Western town after her motorcycle breaks down.
Cast: Deborra-Lee Furness, Tony Barry, Simone Buchanan, Gillian Jones. Directed by Steve Jodrell.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality  Criminal Law

Law movies
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A battle of wits and brawn against a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Cast: Robert Downy Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marson. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Categories:  Action  National Security  Criminal Law

Law movies
Shutter Island (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: Two U.S. Marshals investigate a patient missing from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Health  Criminal Law

Law movies
Silver Streak (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: After a mysterious murder, an unwitting witness gets thrown off (and off, again) a cross-country train.
Cast: Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Patrick McGoohan. Directed by Arthur Hillier.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Romance

Law movies
Slow Burn (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: The deputy of a big-city district attorney confesses to killing a man in what she claims was self-defense.
Cast: Ray Liotta, L.L. Cool J, Mekhi Phifer, Bruce McGill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Guy Torry, Taye Diggs, Jolene Blalock. Directed by Wayne Beach.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
Cast: Woody Allen, Tony Darrow, Hugh Grant, George Grizzard,Tracy Ullman. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Banking  Criminal Law

Law movies
Snatch (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: An American jewel thief takes a detour through London and sets off a series of events centered around the large diamond that he stole.
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Rade Sherbedgia, Jason Statham. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  International

Law movies
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Youki Koduh, Reeve Carney. Directed by Scott Hicks.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Romance  Discrimination

Law movies
Sound of Noise (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A tone-deaf cop works to track down a band of renegade percussionists.
Cast: Bengt Nilsson, Sanna Persson. Directed by Ola Simonsson.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Criminal Law

Law movies
Spectre (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  148 min. 
Plot: Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christopher Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Action  International  Criminal Law

Law movies
Spring Breakers (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Four college girls land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation.
Cast: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson. Directed by Harmony Korine.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Women

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Statement, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A judge and colonel reopen the 60-year-old case of a Nazi collaborator accused of murder.
Cast: Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam, Alan Bates, William Hutt, John Neville, Charlotte Rampling. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  War  Criminal Law  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Storyville (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Blackmailed, a young candidate for the Senate investigates family secrets surrounding his father's political career.
Cast: James Spader, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie, Charlotte Lewis. Directed by Mark Frost.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law

Law movies
Suspect (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: An overworked public defender is assigned to represent a deaf-mute and destitute Vietnam veteran accused of murder.
Cast: Cher, Dennis Quaid, Joe Mantegna, Liam Neeson, Philip Bosco, John Mahoney, Fred Melamed, Katherine Kerr, Lisbeth Bartlett. Directed by Peter Yeates.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: An exiled man sets off to rid London of the corrupt aristocracy after returning home to find his wife dead and his daughter a ward of the Judge who sent him away.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Family  Musical

Law movies
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: After 20 years abroad, Mark returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller. Directed by Danny Boyle.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Criminal Law

Law movies
Taken (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A retired CIA agent must rescue his kidnapped daughter from sex traffickers.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshovsky, Katie Cassidy, Holly Valance, Famke Janssen. Directed by Pierre Morel.
Categories:  Action  International  Criminal Law

Law movies
Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom.
Cast: John Travolta, Denzel Washington, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Action

Law movies
Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers.
Cast: Walter matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo. Directed by Joseph Sargent.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Talented Mr. Ripley, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes its better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.
Cast: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett. Directed by Anthony Minghella.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  81 min. B&W
Plot: When a greedy oilman murders his father, a peace-loving sailor is forced to take on an entire frontier town.
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Martin, Ned Young, Victor Millan. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis.
Categories:  Western  Land Use  Criminal Law

Law movies
They Live By Night/Side Street (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  177 min. B&W
Plot: An escaped convict is injured and is helped by a woman with whom he has an ill-fated relationship/A struggling young father-to-be steals money from the office of a shady lawyer with catastrophic consequences.
Cast: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard De Silva, James Craig, Paul Kelly. Directed by Nicholas Ray and Anthony Mann.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Ethics  Drama

Law movies
Thin Man, The (1934)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A former detective and his rich, playful wife solve a murder case for the fun of it.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Ceasar Romaro, Nat Pendleton. Directed by W. W. Van Dyke.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Intellectual Property  Criminal Law

Law movies
Touch of Evil (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  111 min. B&W
Plot: A Mexican government investigator and his young American wife put their honeymoon on hold in an American border town when they become embroiled in a frame-up planned by the town's chief investigator.
Cast: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh. Directed by Orson Welles.
Categories:  Drama  Racism  Criminal Law

Law movies
Town Without Pity (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. B&W
Plot: When four young American soldiers are accused of raping a girl from a German village near their camp, a lawyer is assigned the distasteful task of defending them.
Cast: E.G. Marshall, Kirk Douglas, Robert Blake, Frank Sutton, Mal Sondock. Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Military  Drama

Law movies
Town, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A longtime thief plans a way out of a life of crime, while dodging an FBI agent looking to take him and his crew down.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper. Directed by Ben Affleck.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Traffic (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a heroin addict.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Torro, Dennis Quaid. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Criminal Law

Law movies
Traffik (1989)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 5 hours, 41 min. 
Plot: The Hamburg police arrest an international businessman, charging him with smuggling heroin from Pakistan.
Cast: Bill Patterson, Lindsey Duncan, Jamal Shah. Directed by Alastair Reid.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law  Television

Law movies
Trainspotting (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A man deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee, Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle. Directed by Danny Boyle.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Employment  Foreign

Law movies
Trial and Error (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.
Cast: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen. Directed by Jonathon Lynn.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Jury

Law movies
Trial by Jury (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A juror in the trail of a mob boss has no option other than to see that justice isn't done when her young son's life is threatened.
Cast: Joanne Whalley, Armand Assnte, Gabriel Byrne, William Hurt, Kathleen Quinlan. Directed by Heywood Gould.
Categories:  Jury  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Trial, The (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A young man is mysteriously arrested for an unspecified crime and is put on trial. Based on the novel by Franz Kafka.
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider, Orson Welles, Elsa Martinelli, Akim Tamiroff. Directed by Orson Welles.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Evidence

Law movies
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: A high class European thief Gaston meets his soul mate in a pickpocket masquerading as a countess, and puts their relationship to the test with his latest con.
Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Criminal Law

Law movies
True Believer (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A former civil rights lawyer renews his commitment when he and an idealistic assistant defend a Korean inmate who was framed for a Chinatown murder eight years earlier.
Cast: James Woods, Robert Downey, Jr., Margaret Colin, Kurtwood Smith. Directed by Joseph Ruben.
Categories:  Civil Rights  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
True Romance (1993)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Newlyweds steal a suitcase full of cocaine and try to sell it in Hollywood.
Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Romance

Law movies
Vanishing Point (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A car delivery driver runs into trouble with the police.
Cast: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin, Paul Koslo, Robert Donner, Timothy Scott. Directed by Richard C. Sarafian.
Categories:  Automobile  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

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Warriors, The (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A gang is framed for killing the leader of another who was trying to unite all the gangs in the area.
Cast: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler. Directed by Walter Hill.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Action  Criminal Law

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When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A teacher meets a woman who turns out to be a thief and they introduce each other to new things.
Cast: Peter McDonald, Flora Montgomery. Directed by Keiran Walsh.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Criminal Law

Law movies
Where Danger Lives/Tension (1950)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  171 min. B&W
Plot: A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, is involved in her husband's death, and flees with her to the Mexican border/A pharmacist creates an alter ego under which he plans to murder his wife's lover.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Faith Domergue, Claude Rains, Richard Basehart, Anthony Totter, Cyd Charisse, Barry Sullivan. Directed by John Farrow and John Berry.
Categories:  Marital Relations  Medical  Criminal Law

Law movies
White Heat (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. B&W
Plot: A psychopathic criminal makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist.
Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo. Directed by Louis F. Edelman.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Organized Crime

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Whole Truth, The (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Renee Zellwenger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Directed by Courtney Hunt.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Law

Law movies
Winchester '73 (1950)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. B&W
Plot: The story of a rifle leads to a final showdown.
Cast: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis . Directed by Anthony Mann.
Categories:  Western  Criminal Law  Romance

Law movies
Winter's Bone (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt. Directed by Debra Granik.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Law

Law movies
Winterset (1936)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  77 min. B&W
Plot: After a father was falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery his son sets out to find the truth of the crime.
Cast: Burgess Meredith, Margo, John Carradine, Paul guilfoyle, Edward Ellis, Eduardo Cianelli, Mischa Auer. Directed by Alfred Santell.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

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Wire: The Complete Fifth Season, The (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 630 min. 
Plot: This season parallels the struggles of the police department with those of The Baltimore Sun.
Cast: Dominic West, Clark Johnson, Aidan Gillen, Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce. Directed by Joe Chappelle and Ernest R. Dickerson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Wire: The Complete First Season, The (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 780 min. 
Plot: A sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore, told from the point of view of both the police and their targets.
Cast: Jeffrey Lorenzo, Michael Stone Forrest, Steve Staiger, David Ehrman, Stephen Zaleski. Directed by Daniel Attias.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Wire: The Complete Fourth Season, The (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 780 min. 
Plot: A shake up in the police department during a tight race for mayor allow a gang leader to make his way to the top of the drug trade.
Cast: Dominic West, Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Lance Reddick, Aidan Gillen. Directed by Daniel Attias.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Politics

Law movies
Wire: The Complete Third Season, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 720 min. 
Plot: As political reform continues in Baltimore, the police continue their attempts to crack down on the drug suppliers in the city.
Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Aidan Gillen, Wood Harris. Directed by Tim Van Patten, Ernest Dickerson, and Agnieszka Ho.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Television

Law movies
Witness (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: After an Amish boy witnesses the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, his mother and his community become enmeshed in the ensuing investigation by a Philadelphia detective.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Alexander Godunov, Danny Glover. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: This Agatha Christie mystery features a London barrister who returns from a long convalescence to defend a man accused of murdering a wealthy widow.
Cast: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lancaster, John Williams. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law

Law movies
Wrong Man, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. B&W
Plot: An innocent man's life is ruined when he is arrested, jailed, and brought to trial for crimes committed by someone who resembles him.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone, Nehemiah Persoff. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Evidence  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A fictionalized account of Abraham Lincoln's early years as a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Donald Meek, Richard Cromwell, Eddie Quillan, Milburn Stone, Ward Bond, Arlene Whelan. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Zootopia (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  108 min. 
Plot: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Cast: Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba. Directed by Byron Howard & Rich Moore.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Criminal Law

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