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Law Library Movies: Custody

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Law movies
Hunt, The (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. In Danish and French with English subtitles.
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm, Susse Wold, Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Ranthe, Alexandra Rapaport. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg.
Categories:  Custody  Family  Foreign

Law movies
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A precocious girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation.
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, Drew Barrymore. Directed by Charles Shyer.
Categories:  Family  Custody  Comedy

Law movies
Lost in Beijing (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A look at modern-day life in China's capital involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Cast: Tony Leung Ka Fai, Fan Bingbing, Tong Da Wei, Elaine Jin. Directed by Li Yu.
Categories:  Gender  Foreign  Custody

Law movies
Nell (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A young woman is found living alone in the backwoods of North Carolina, completely isolated from the rest of society.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Lian Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini. Directed by Michael Apted.
Categories:  Human Rights  Drama  Custody

Law movies
Sugarland Express, The (1974)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of Lou Jean Poplin, who kidnapped a Texas State Trooper and led the police on a wild chase across the state in an effort to save her son from adoption.
Cast: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Custody

Law movies
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 92 min. 
Plot: When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, his friends vow to rescue him. However, they first have to convince him that he doesn't want immortality in a museum.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney. Directed by John Lasseter.
Categories:  Animation  Custody

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.