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Law movies
Atlantic City (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A small-time gangster's life is turned upside-down by a young croupier.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Michel Piccoli, Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy, Moses Znaimer, Robert Goulet, Al Waxman, Kate Reid. Directed by Louis Malle.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Economics  Romance

Law movies
Burn (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 86 min. 
Plot: The story of saving Detroit through the eyes of firefighters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.
Cast: Firefighters portray themselves.. Directed by Tom Putnam.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  History

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

Law movies
City Lights (1931)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD/Blu-ray  87 min. B&W
Plot: A tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower girl. Silent film.
Cast: Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann, Charlie Chaplin . Directed by Charles Chaplin.
Categories:  Trusts  Unemployment  Economics

Law movies
Clueless (1995)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity.
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Elisa Donovan, Breckin Meyer, Jeremy Sisto. Directed by Amy Heckerling.
Categories:  Economics  Comedy  Children

Law movies
Crude Awakening, A: The Oil Crash (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Investigates how oil companies are shortchanging American taxpayers out of billions of dollars in royalties for drilling rights on public property.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Basil Gelpke and Raymond McCormick.
Categories:  Documentary  Natural Resources  Economics

Law movies
Deforce: The Past, Present, and Future of Detroit (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A history of Tyranny in the Heart of America; for decades Detroit has been an emblem of Urban decay.
Cast: Nelson Jones. Directed by Daniel Falconer.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Economics

Law movies
Detropia (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Cast: Noah Stewart, Rachel Gilmnore. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  Business

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End of Suburbia, The: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  78 min. 
Plot: The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living.
Cast: Hosted by Barrie Zwicker. Directed by Gregory Greene.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Economics

Law movies
Freakonomics (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.
Cast: . Directed by Heidi Ewing and Alex Gibney.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  Consumer

Law movies
Good Fortune (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: The rags to riches tale of conscious capitalism pioneer John Paul DeJoria.
Cast: Dan Akroyd, Robert Cromeans, Eloise DeJoria. Directed by Joshua Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell.
Categories:  Biography  Documentary  Economics

Law movies
In Debt We Trust:: America Before the Bubble Burst (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD   min. 
Plot: Suggests corrupt practices by financial and government institutions are fostering citizens' dependence on credit while creating a ballooning debt towards fiscal disaster.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Danny Schechter.
Categories:  Documentary  Banking  Economics

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Inequality for All (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: Examines economics professor and Clinton Administration cabinet member Robert Reich's crusade to expose the problem of income inequality.
Cast: Robert B. Reich. Directed by Jacon Kornbluth.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  Economics

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Informant!, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A company vice president secretly records evidence of price-fixing by agri-business executives.
Cast: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Comedy  Business  Economics

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Last Picture Show, The (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A group of 50's high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Randy Quaid, Cybil Shepherd. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Economics

Law movies
No Sweat (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  2006 min. 
Plot: An all-American tale about an all-American garment produced in the bowels of the Los Angeles garment industry. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Amie Williams.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  Employment

Law movies
Patriots Day (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J. K. Simmons. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  History  Economics  Safety

Law movies
Queen of Versailles (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A billionaire couple begins construction on a Versailles inspired mansion just prior to their empire faltering due to an economic crisis.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Lauren Greenfield.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Economics

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Requiem for the American Dream (2015)
Rated:    Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  73 min. 
Plot: The definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.
Cast: Peter Hutchinsn, Kelly Nyks. Directed by Noam Chomsky.
Categories:  Discrimination  Biography  Economics

Law movies
Riff Raff (1991)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: The story of a construction worker and his girlfriend serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class.
Cast: Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Richard Belgrave, Jimmy Coleman. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Drama  Economics  Employment

Law movies
Room With A View, A (1985)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 117 min. 
Plot: A young English woman finds herself at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires when she is attracted to someone socially unsuitable.
Cast: Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliot, Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by James Ivory.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Economics

Law movies
Stray Dogs (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Cast: Shiang-Chyi Chen, Kang-Sheng Lee. Directed by Ming-liang Tsai.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Economics

Law movies
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A series of unfortunate happening triggers a financial crisis for a young woman and she soon finds her life falling apart.
Cast: Michelle Williams, Lucy, David Koppell. Directed by Kelly Reichardt.
Categories:  Drama  Economics

Law movies
What Are We Doing Here (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Even though wealthy nations have sent vast amounts of assistance to Africa much of the continent remains mired in poverty, famine, and bloodshed.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Brandon Kline and Daniel Kline.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  Economics

Law movies
When the Levees Broke (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 4 hours, 15 min. 
Plot: Four acts document distinct perspectives on the pivotal events that preceded and followed Katrina's passage through New Orleans.
Cast: . Directed by Darleen Asevedo and Jay Asevedo.
Categories:  Documentary  Economics  Government

Law movies
Where to Invade Next (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.
Cast: Narration by Michael Moore. Directed by Michael Moore.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  Economics

Law movies
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.
Cast: Narration by Martin Sheen. Directed by Chris Paine.
Categories:  Documentary  Energy  Economics

Law movies
Why We Fight (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War.
Cast: Interviews with Senator John McCain, Gore Vidal, John S.D. Eisenhower, and Dan Rather. Directed by Eugene Jarecki.
Categories:  Documentary  Military  Economics

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.