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

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Adventureland (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: After canceling his summer vacation so he can save money for grad school, a young man ends up with a job at a local amusement park.
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristin Stewart, Martin Starr, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Margarita Levieva, Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Greg Mottola.
Categories:  Comedy  Employment  Education

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American Graffiti (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Four teenagers spend one final summer night together, before heading to college.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Wolfman Jack, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips. Directed by George Lucas.
Categories:  Comedy  Juvenile  Education

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Animal House (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 109 min. 
Plot: A college dean is determined to expel an entire fraternity from campus, but they have other plans for him.
Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Cesare Danova, Donald Sutherland. Directed by John Landis.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Trial

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Back to School (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: When college student Jason Melon decides to drop out of school, his dad drops in.
Cast: Rodney Dangerfield, Ned Beatty, Sally Kellerman, Robert Downey, Jr. Directed by Alan Metter.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Business

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Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern. Directed by Richard Brooks.
Categories:  Education  Drama

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Breakfast Club, The (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Five high school students meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out and discover they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy. Directed by John Hughes.
Categories:  Education  Children

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Children's Hour, The (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: A trouble-making student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of having a relationship with each other.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Education  Drama  Sexuality

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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm-- changing their lives forever.
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  Drama  Education  Juvenile

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Doubt (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: In 1964, a nun confronts a priest after suspecting him of an indecent relationship with a new student, a charge which he denies.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis. Directed by John Patrick Shanley.
Categories:  Religion  Education  Drama

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Easy A (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Cast: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Thomas Haden Church, Amanda Bynes. Directed by Will Gluck.
Categories:  Comedy  Juvenile  Education

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Election (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: An obnoxious overachiever running for student body president is opposed by an unlikely candidate egged on by a vindictive teacher.
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Loren Nelson, Chris Klein. Directed by Alexander Payne.
Categories:  Education  Comedy

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Elegy (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A middle-aged professor sets out to seduce a student and swims into deeper feelings that he has difficulties understanding.
Cast: Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Peter Sarsgaard, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper. Directed by Isabel Coixet.
Categories:  Drama  Education  Romance

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Elephant (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A seemingly ordinary day at an Oregon high school suddenly turns tragic.
Cast: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Jordan Taylor, Carrie Finklea, Nicole George. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Categories:  Education  Drama  Juvenile

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Fame (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the lives of teenagers who attend a New York high school for the performing arts
Cast: Irene Cara, Paul McCrane, Barry Miller, Gene Anthony Ray, Lee Curreri. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  Drama  Entertainment  Education

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: The lives of a group of high school students in southern California.
Cast: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cats. Directed by Amy Heckerling.
Categories:  Education  Comedy

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Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 18 hours, 0 min. 
Plot: Two groups of teenagers, all outsiders and misfits, struggle with high school in 1980s Michigan.
Cast: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daly, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty, Busy Phillips. Directed by Jake Kasdan, Bryan Gordon, Lesli Linka Glatter.
Categories:  Family  Television  Education

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Freedom Writers (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Demsey. Directed by Richard Lagravenese.
Categories:  Education  Children

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Freshman, The  (1990)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: When a small time crook steals all the belongings of a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Bruno Kirby, Penelope Ann Miller. Directed by Andrew Bergman.
Categories:  Education  Organized Crime  Comedy

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Glory Road (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
Cast: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight. Directed by James Gartner.
Categories:  Sports  Education  Racism

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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A janitor at MIT has a gift for mathematics which is discovered by a psychologist who then tries to help him with his gift and the rest of his life.
Cast: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, Minnie Driver. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Categories:  Drama  Education

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Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  155 min. 
Plot: A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Sir Michael Redgrave. Directed by Herbert Ross.
Categories:  Education  Entertainment  Domestic Relations

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Grease (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A wholesome good girl and greaser renegade fall in love over the summer, and are surprised to find out that they are attending the same high school.
Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing. Directed by Randal Kleiser.
Categories:  Musical  Education

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Half Nelson (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie. Directed by Ryan Fleck.
Categories:  Drama  Education

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Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A cheery and colorful North London schoolteacher's optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, Sylvestra Le Touzel. Directed by Mike Leigh.
Categories:  Comedy  Education

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  161 min. 
Plot: Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman. Directed by Chris Columbus.
Categories:  Education  Children  SciFi/Fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  146 min. 
Plot: Harry, Ron, and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Education  Censorship

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Children  Education  SciFi/Fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: In his fourth year, Harry finds himself selected as an underage competitor in a dangerous multi-wizarding school competition
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Children  Education  SciFi/Fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  153 min. 
Plot: In his sixth year at Hogwarts Harry must delve into Lord Voldemort's past to learn how to defeat him.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Education  Conflict

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: The wizarding world refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort has returned and Harry endures a difficult fifth year trying to convince them of the truth.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Education  SciFi/Fantasy  Children

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: In Harry's third year at Hogwarts, a convicted murderer has escaped the wizard's prison and is coming after him.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
Categories:  Children  Education  SciFi/Fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman. Directed by Chris Columbus.
Categories:  Education  SciFi/Fantasy  Children

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Heathers (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: When two teens accidentally begin murdering the most popular kids in school, suicide suddenly becomes the 'in' thing to do.
Cast: Christian Slater, Winona Ryder, Patrick Labyorteaux, Shannen Doherty. Directed by Michael Lehmann.
Categories:  Comedy  Juvenile  Education

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High Time (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Widower and millionaire hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at age 51.
Cast: Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld. Directed by Blake Edwards.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  Education

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History Boys, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: An unruly class of gifted boys pursue admittance into England's most prestigious universities with the guidance of two opposite-minded teachers.
Cast: Richard Griffiths, Francise De La Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Clive Merrison. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Categories:  Education  Comedy

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Hoosiers (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper. Directed by David Anspaugh.
Categories:  Sports  Education  Drama

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Horse Feathers (1932)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  68 min. B&W
Plot: As the fun-loving president of Huxley College, Groucho tries to keep the student body in line while attempting to keep his own body near a flirtatious floozie.
Cast: Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo), Thelma Todd, David Landau, Florine McKinney. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Sports

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If... (1968)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 112 min. 
Plot: A pupil leads a revolution at an old established private school in England.
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan, Rupert Webster. Directed by Lindsay Anderson.
Categories:  Education  Drama

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Inherit the Wind (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. B&W
Plot: Based on the famous 1925 Monkey Trial, this courtroom melodrama examines the rights of the teacher who violated state law and taught a theory of evolution other than divine creation.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Claude Akins, Florence Eldridge, Donna Anderson. Directed by Stanley Kramer.
Categories:  Education  Religion  Drama

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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

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Like Crazy (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley. Directed by Drake Doremus.
Categories:  Romance  Education  Government

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Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  70 min. 
Plot: Little Rock Central was a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement; this film examines the racial equality, education, and class at the high school today.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Brent Renaud.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  History

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Love Story (1970)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A law student defies his powerful father in every way, including his love for a music student.
Cast: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Arthur Hiller.
Categories:  Education  Trusts  Romance

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Mean Girls (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A homeschooled girl who was raised in Africa moves to New York and enters public school for the first time.
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer. Directed by Mark Waters.
Categories:  Comedy  Children  Education

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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s college girls to question their traditional societal roles.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery . Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Education  Women

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My Bodyguard (1980)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: The new kid at school acquires the services of the school's most feared student as his personal bodyguard.
Cast: Chris Makepeace, Ruth Gordon, Matt Dillon, John Houseman, Craig Richard Nelson, Kathryn Grody, Adam Baldwin. Directed by Tony Bill.
Categories:  Education  Children  Drama

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My Fair Lady (1964)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 173 min. 
Plot: Two phonetics professor make a wager that one of them can turn a flower girl into a lady of high society.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White. Directed by George Cukor.
Categories:  Education  Musical  Drama

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Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Cast: Claire Sloma, Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer, Brett Jacobsen. Directed by David Robert Mitchell.
Categories:  Comedy  Children  Education

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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A veteran schoolteacher befriends a younger colleague, who is having an affair with one of her students.
Cast: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy. Directed by Richard Eyre.
Categories:  Education  Children  Ethics

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Paper Chase, The (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A first-year Harvard law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his stern professor.
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, Lindsay Wagner. Directed by James Bridges.
Categories:  Education  Drama

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Real Genius (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Two brilliant teenagers head a team of young geniuses developing a laser for what they believe is a class project.
Cast: Val Kilmer, Gabe Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton. Directed by Martha Coolidge.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  SciFi/Fantasy

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Rushmore (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: The king of Rushmore prep school is put on academic probation.
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Comedy  Business  Education

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School House Rock! (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 43 min. 
Plot: A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.
Cast: . Directed by Jack Sheldon and Darrell Stern.
Categories:  Education  History  Children

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Simple Justice (1993)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  40 min. 
Plot: Recounts the remarkable legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
Cast: . Directed by Helaine Head.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  Supreme Court

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SLC Punk (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A punk rocker in Salt Lake City must make a decision between his current lifestyle and going to law school.
Cast: Matthew Lillard, Michael Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien, Christopher McDonald. Directed by James Merendino.
Categories:  Education  Drama

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Stand and Deliver (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Story of Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at East Los Angeles' Garfield High School, who inspires his Hispanic inner-city students to become math whizzes.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosana De Soto, Andy Garcia, Estelle Harris. Directed by Ramon Menendez.
Categories:  Drama  Education  Discrimination

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Starter for 10 (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A working-class student tries to make the team for the television show "University Challenge."
Cast: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Charles Dance, Lindsay Duncan.. Directed by Tom Vaughan.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Education

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Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An ambitious graduate student convinces a writer that her thesis can resurrect his career.
Cast: Frank Langella, Lili Taylor, Lauren Ambrose, Adrian Lester. Directed by Andrew Wagner.
Categories:  Drama  Education

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Taps (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.
Cast: George C. Scott, Tom Cruise, Timothy Hutton. Directed by Harold Becker.
Categories:  Juvenile  Drama  Education

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Thirteen (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Anxiously trying to fit into the peer-pressure cooker environment of junior high, a thirteen-year-old goes to shocking lengths in order to befriend the most popular girl in school.
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Anne Hudgens. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
Categories:  Family  Juvenile  Education

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To Be and To Have (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Chronicles a year in the life of a one-room schoolhouse in rural France. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Nicholas Philibert.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  Children

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Waiting for Superman (2010)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: Follows a handful of promising kids through a public education system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth.
Cast: Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten. Directed by Davis Guggenheim.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  Children

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War on Kids, The (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: Exposes the many ways the public school system has failed children and our future by robbing students of all freedoms due largely to irrational fears.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Cevin Soling.
Categories:  Documentary  Children  Education

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Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: A misfit seventh-grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, her siblings, and her own insecurities.
Cast: Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton Jr., Eric Mabius, Matthew Faber. Directed by Todd Solondz.
Categories:  Drama  Education  Family

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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

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Whiplash (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A young drummer enrolls at a music conservatory where his dreams are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Cast: Performers include Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang. Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Education

Law movies
Winslow Boy, The (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  VHS  118 min. B&W
Plot: A popular lawyer defends a naval cadet wrongly accused of stealing.
Cast: Robert Donat, Margaret Leighton, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford, Frank Lawton, Wilifrid Hyde-White, Neil North. Directed by Anthony Asquith.
Categories:  Maritime  Education

Law movies
Winslow Boy, The (1999)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: In early 20th century England, a youngman is expelled from the royal naval academy and a legal battle to have him reinstated begins.
Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam, Rebecca Pidgeon, Gemma Jones. Directed by David Mamet.
Categories:  Maritime  Education

Law movies
Wonder Boys (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: An English professor deals with his wife leaving, his editor arriving after waiting seven years for his book, and attempts to pull his unraveling life together.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Robert Downey Jr.. Directed by Curtis Hanson.
Categories:  Marital Relations  Contracts  Education

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.