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Law movies
Chaplin (1992)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Kevin Dunn, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  Drama  Energy  Biography

Law movies
China Syndrome, The (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.
Cast: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas. Directed by James Bridges.
Categories:  Energy  Media  Drama

Law movies
City of Ember (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights, but Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Mary Kay Place, Bill Murray, Martin Landau, Toby Jones, Tim Robbins. Directed by Jeane Duprau.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Energy  Family

Law movies
Homeland (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Five remarkable Native American activists in four communities who are fighting to protect Indian lands.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Roberta Grossman.
Categories:  Documentary  Environmental  Energy

Law movies
Last Mountain, The (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A coal mining corporation and a tiny community vie for the last great mountain in Appalachia in a battle for the future of energy that affects us all.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Bill Haney.
Categories:  Documentary  Environmental  Energy

Law movies
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 93 min. 
Plot: Monsters, Inc. harnesses the power of children's screams for the city of Monstropolis.
Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal. Directed by Pete Docter .
Categories:  Animation  Children  Energy

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

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.