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Arbitrage (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: The error of a New York hedge-fund magnate throws his life into a tailspin and threatens the future of his financial empire.
Cast: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth. Directed by Nicholas Jarecki.
Categories:  Drama  Banking  Fraud

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 141 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of a successful con-artist and the FBI agent on his trail.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  Fraud  Family

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Choke (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A colonial reenactor by day and con-man by night pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Houston, Kelly MacDonald, Brad William Henke, Jonah Bobo. Directed by Clark Gregg.
Categories:  Fraud  Medical  Comedy

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Counterfeiters, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: The true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936 to fund their war effort. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Marie Baumer. Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.
Categories:  International  War  Fraud

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Double Indemnity (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. B&W
Plot: A smooth-talking insurance salesman is lured into a scheme to murder his lover's husband.
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Walter Neff, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Romance  Fraud

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Eight Men Out (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A baseball drama about the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal, when members of the Chicago White Sox conspired to tamper with the World Series.
Cast: Charlie Sheen, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, D.B. Sweeney, David Strathairn, Michael Lerner, Clifton James, Studs Terkel. Directed by John Sayles.
Categories:  Sports  Drama  Fraud

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Face in the Crowd, A (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. B&W
Plot: A hobo becomes an overnight celebrity.
Cast: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Drama  Fraud  Entertainment

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Fortune Cookie, The (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. B&W
Plot: When a man is injured at a football game, his brother-in-law sees his misfortune as an opportunity to make some lawsuit money.
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Cliff Osmond. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Comedy  Fraud

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Good Thief, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in the South of France. Someone, however, has tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.
Cast: Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek, Marc Lavoine, Nick Nolte. Directed by Neil Jordan.
Categories:  Art  Mystery/Suspense  Fraud

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Hacking Democracy (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Ground breaking investigation of election fraud during the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
Cast: Narration by James Naughton. Directed by Simon Ardizzone and Russell Michaels.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Fraud

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Haven (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A businessman flees to the Cayman Islands to avoid persecution and a chain reaction of violence ensues on the island.
Cast: Raz Adoti, Orlando Bloom, Bill Paxton, Zoe Saldana, Anthony Mackie. Directed by Frank E. Flowers.
Categories:  Fraud  International  Drama

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Ice Harvest, The (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: A lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Cast: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thorton, Connie Nielsen, Randy Quaid. Directed by Harold Ramis.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Fraud  Drama

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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

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Inside Job (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown.
Cast: Narrated by Matt Damon; featuring Paul Volcker, George Soros, Eliot Spitzer, Barney Frank, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. . Directed by Charles Ferguson.
Categories:  Documentary  Banking  Fraud

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen. Directed by Shane Black.
Categories:  Entertainment  Fraud  Action

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him.
Cast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood. Directed by George Seaton.
Categories:  Advocacy  Fraud  Testimony

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Net, The (1995)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A software engineer who works from home has her identity stolen while she is on vacation and must fight to regain it before she is erased.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller. Directed by Irwin Winkler.
Categories:  Action  Fraud  Computer

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Office Space (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: Thanks to a hypnotic suggestion Peter Gibbons decides not to go to work and is quickly promoted to upper management while his two friends are laid off.
Cast: Ron Livingston, Stephen Root, Gary Cole, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu. Directed by Mike Judge.
Categories:  Comedy  Corporations  Fraud

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Purple Noon (1960)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Tale of a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to him than even he can guess. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Alain Delon, Marie Laforet, Maurice Ronet, Erno Crisa, Frank Latimore. Directed by Rene Clement .
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Fraud

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Say Anything (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An eternal optimist falls for the beautiful valedictorian the summer before she goes off to college; however he must overcome her father's disapproval to win her heart.
Cast: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney. Directed by Cameron Crowe.
Categories:  Romance  Tax  Fraud

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Shattered Glass (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, Chloe Sevigny. Directed by Billy Ray.
Categories:  Fraud  Ethics  Drama

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Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore. Directed by Frank Darabont.
Categories:  Drama  Fraud  Sentencing

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Sommersby (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A man changed by the Civil War returns home, but his widow suspects he may not be the same man who left.
Cast: Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, James Earl Jones. Directed by Jon Amiel.
Categories:  War  Fraud  Romance

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Under Suspicion (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: When a womanizing private investigator's wife and client are murdered, he becomes the prime suspect.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura San Giacomo, Kenneth Craham, Maggie O'Neil. Directed by Simon Moore.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Fraud  Drama

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.