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1776 (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A film version of the Broadway musical comedy of the same name, 1776 is a celebration of the founding of the United States of America.
Cast: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, Roy Poole, David Ford. Directed by Peter H. Hunt.
Categories:  Musical  History  Government

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800 Mile Wall, The (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Highlights the construction of the new border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the effect on migrants trying to cross into the U.S.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by John Carlos Frey.
Categories:  Documentary  Immigration  Government

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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. B&W
Plot: A chronicle of Lincoln's childhood in the backwoods of Illinois all the way to his phenomenal rise to prominence as President Elect.
Cast: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard. Directed by John Cromwell.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Government

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Advise & Consent (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: This adaptation of Allen Drurey's bestseller examines the U.S. Senate as it is called upon to confirm a controversial nominee for Secretary of State.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Don Murray, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Lew Ayers, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Paul Ford, Burgess Meredith. Directed by Otto Preminger.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Testimony

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Alice In Wonderland (1951)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 75 min. 
Plot: A young lady tumbles down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a different world.
Cast: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton, J. Pat O'Malley, Bill Thompson. Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Lus.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Government

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All the President's Men (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Two Washington Post reporters reconstruct the connection between the White House and the Watergate affair.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jason Robards Jr., Jane Alexander, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Categories:  Drama  History  Government

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American Hustle (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A con man and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by David O. Russell.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Government

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American Made (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  115 min. 
Plot: The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Action  Biography  Government

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Animal Farm (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  72 min. 
Plot: A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong when corrupt pigs hijack it for their personal gain.
Cast: Gordan Heath, Maurice Denham. Directed by Joy Batchelor, John Halas.
Categories:  Civil Rights  Government  Animation

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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  153 min. 
Plot: In this bold rethinking of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, a US Army operative in 1970s Vietnam undertakes a mission to assassinate an AWOL Colonel who has become a Cambodian warlord.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Categories:  War  Government  Ethics

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Astronaut Farmer, The (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A NASA astronaut forced to retire early looks to build his own rocket, despite government threats to stop him.
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Time Blake Nelson. Directed by Michael Polish.
Categories:  Family  Government

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Atomic Cafe, The (1982)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 86 min. 
Plot: Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s government issued propaganda films designed to reassure the atomic bomb was not a threat.
Cast: . Directed by Jayne Loader.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  War

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Bananas (1971)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: A neurotic New Yorker tries to regain the affections of his politically radical ex-girlfriend by running off to a banana republic, where he joins up with revolutionaries and later becomes the country's president.
Cast: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalban, Howard Cosell. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  War  Government

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Basic (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a Army Ranger drill sergeant and company during a training exercise.
Cast: John Travolta, Connie Nielsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Timothy Daly, Giovanni Ribisi. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  War  Mystery/Suspense  Government

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Battle of Algiers, The (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 121 min. B&W
Plot: A film commissioned by the Algerian government chronicling the Algerian revolution, 1954-62, from both sides. In Arabic, French, and Italian, with English subtitles.
Cast: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader. Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.
Categories:  History  Government  Foreign

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Bourne Legacy, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  135 min. 
Plot: The government's black ops agency tries to erase all evidence of their top secret programs, even their own agents.
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn. Directed by Tony Gilroy.
Categories:  Action  Government  International

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Broken Rainbow (1985)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  70 min. 
Plot: Heartbreaking tale of the forced relocation of 12,000 Navajos from their ancestral homeland in Arizona.
Cast: Narration by Martin Sheen. Directed by Victor Mudd.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Government

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Bulworth (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle. Directed by Warren Beatty.
Categories:  Government  Comedy  Romance

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Cabin In the Woods, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A group of college friends steal away for a weekend in an isolated country cabin; only for a night of endless terror.
Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Amy Acker. Directed by Drew Goddard.
Categories:  Horror  Government  Ethics

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Candidate, The (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A California lawyer gets noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent.
Cast: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter, Karen Carlson. Directed by Michael Ritchie.
Categories:  Government  Ethics  Drama

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renne, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Government

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Castle, The (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Hard times lie ahead for a family when their house is "compulsorily acquired" to allow for an expansion of the airport.
Cast: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry. Directed by Rob Sitch.
Categories:  Comedy  Land Use  Government

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Cell, The (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Using an experimental technique, a therapist enters the mind of a serial killer to save a child's life.
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio. Directed by Tarsem Singh.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Government  Mental Health

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Chappaquiddick (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: The infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge.
Cast: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Kate Mara, Bruce Dern, John Fiore, Gillian Mariner Gordon, Olivia Thirlby, Katie Henoch. Directed by John Curran.
Categories:  History  Criminal Law  Government

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Children of Men (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: In a dystopian near-future, the human race has lost the ability to reproduce.
Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
Categories:  Medical  Government  Human Rights

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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A look at the career of Roy Cohn, the lawyer that successfully tried the Rosenberg case, destroyed Senator Joe McCarthy's right-hand man during the Red Scare, and tried to undermine the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cast: James Woods, Joe Don Barker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders, Frederic Forrest, Lee Grant, Pat Hingle, John McMartin. Directed by Frank Pierson.
Categories:  Television  Ethics  Government

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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: A close friend of the President and his family are murdered aboard their yacht in the Caribbean, setting off a chain of events that leads the Deputy Director of the C.I.A. into a dangerous confrontation with the Columbian drug cartel.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida. Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Categories:  Action  Government  National Security

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Clearing, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A self-made tycoon is kidnapped by an employee and it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.
Cast: Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Pieter Jan Brugge.
Categories:  Action  Family  Government

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Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: In a futuristic Britain, a violent juvenile joins his gang in nightly joyrides, rapes and murders.
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Government  Sentencing  Ethics

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 132 min. 
Plot: An electric lineman has an encounter with something he can't quite explain.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Aviation  Government

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Commando (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A retired elite commando must rescue his daughter from an exiled dictator.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells, James Olson, David Patrick Kelly, Alyssa Milano, Bill Duke. Directed by Mark L. Lester.
Categories:  Military  Action  Government

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: The maverick creator of a television gameshow is drawn into a shadowy world of danger as a covert government operative.
Cast: Sam Rockwell, Chuck Barris, Drew Barrymore, Michelle Sweeney, George Clooney. Directed by George Clooney.
Categories:  Government  Entertainment  Mystery/Suspense

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Conformist, The (1970)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clementi. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Categories:  Foreign  Government  Mystery/Suspense

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Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A man who sees conspiracies everywhere publishes his theories on the internet. Trouble follows when one of his theories proves correct.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Government  Evidence  Action

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Cromwell (1970)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A man on the eve of leaving for the new world is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the British Civil War.
Cast: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin. Directed by Ken Hughes.
Categories:  International  Government  Religion

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Cry Freedom (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: A White South African journalist must escape the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, a black activist.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  Racism  Government  History

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Cry the Beloved Country (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: In apartheid South Africa, two fathers, one black and one white, are drawn together through one father's search for his lost son.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Canada Lee, Charles Carson. Directed by Zolton Korda.
Categories:  Racism  Government  Family

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Daily Show with John Stewart: Indecision 2004, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 300 min. 
Plot: Daily Show coverage of the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the first Bush-Kerry debate, and election night.
Cast: Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee. Directed by Chuck O'Neill.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  History

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Daniel (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s.
Cast: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Government

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Dave (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: When the President of the United States lapses into a coma, the Secret Service recruits an uncanny Presidential lookalike to stand in for him.
Cast: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, Charles Grodin. Directed by Ivan Reitman.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Government

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Death and the Maiden (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Fifteen years ago, a woman was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor working for the government. Through a chance encounter, she meets the man she thinks is responsible.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson II, Krystia Mova, Jonathan Vega, Rodolphe Vega. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  War  Government  Human Rights

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Dick (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: This is the fictional account of two high school girls who wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon.
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell, Bruce McCulloch. Directed by Andrew Fleming.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  Juvenile

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Dirty Wars (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.
Cast: Narrated by Jeremy Scahill. Directed by Rick Rowley.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  War

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: The personal, political, and just plain surreal story of Fox News Chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes.
Cast: Roger Ailes, Glenn Beck, Babette Bombshell, Catherine Corcoran, Mitch McConnell, Richard Nixon, Austin Pendleton, Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan . Directed by Alexis Bloom.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  Media

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Enemy of the State (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A successful lawyer finds himself the target of a treacherous NSA official and his goons after receiving evidence to a politically motivated murder, the only man that can help him is a former government operative turned surveillance expert.
Cast: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Regina King, Loren Dean, Jake Bussey. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Privacy  National Security  Government

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Everything's Cool: A Toxic Comedy About Global Warming! (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: Explains how United States government policy has contributed to a gap between what scientists know about global warming and what the general public understands.
Cast: Narration by Daniel B. Gold. Directed by Daniel Gold and Judith Helfand.
Categories:  Documentary  Environmental  Government

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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Michael Moore's scathing documentary look into the policies of the Bush administration following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
Cast: Michael Moore. Directed by Michael Moore.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  National Security

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  134 min. 
Plot: The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Animal  SciFi/Fantasy  Government

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Front, The (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: The front man for a group of black listed writers comes under scrutiny during the McCarthy era.
Cast: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Joshua Shelley, Andrea Marcovicci. Directed by Martin Ritt.
Categories:  Comedy  Civil Rights  Government

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Gandhi (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  187 min. 
Plot: The biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, who rose from a small-time lawyer to India's spiritual leader through his philosophy of non-violent protest. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  Civil Rights  Drama  Government

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Gatekeepers, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.
Cast: Yuval Diskin, Carmi Gillon, Yaakov Peri. Directed by Dror Moreh.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Government

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Ghost Writer, The (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A memoir ghost writer uncovers secrets that put his life in jeopardy.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jon Bernthal, James Belushi, Timothy Hutton. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  Drama  Government  International

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Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A young man tries to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma by keeping her in the dark about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of East Germany as she knew it. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon, Florian Lukas. Directed by Wolfgang Becker.
Categories:  Foreign  Government  Family

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Goonies, The (1985)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: When a corrupt corporate developer buys out their neighborhood and plans to flatten all their homes, a gang of kids stumbles onto a treasure map and searches out the treasure in the hopes of buying back their houses.
Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Joe Pantoliano. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Comedy  Property  Government

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Heir to an Execution (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Fifty years after the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, their granddaughter reflects on their lives, principles, and ultimate sacrifice.
Cast: Ivy Meeropol, Michael Meeropol, Robert Meeropol, Ethel Rosenberg, Julius Rosenberg. Directed by Ivy Meeropol.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  National Security

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Hidden Agenda (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend and a police detective to find the truth.
Cast: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Politics

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House of Cards Trilogy (1990)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 225 min. 
Plot: The Chief Whip in the House of Parliament manipulates his way to the top but a young reporter may be his downfall.
Cast: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, Miles Anderson, David Lyon, Malcolm Tierney. Directed by Paul Seen.
Categories:  Government  Politics  Media

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Hunger Games, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *** 1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 142 min. 
Plot: In a dystopian near-future, children are chosen to fight to the death on live television.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchinson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland. Directed by Gary Ross.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Children  Government

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Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  146 min. 
Plot: Katniss and Peeta become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks. Directed by Francis Lawrence.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family  Government

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Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  137 min. 
Plot: As the war escalates the reluctant leader of the rebellion must bring together an army, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson. Directed by Francis Lawrence.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Government

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Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay, Part I (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Katniss is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin she spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson. Directed by Francis Lawrence.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Drama  Government

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I, Claudius (1976)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 650 min. 
Plot: The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.
Cast: Derek Jacobi, Sian Phillips, Brian Blessed, George Baker. Directed by Herbert Wise.
Categories:  History  Government  Television

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I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Welfare

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I.O.U.S.A. (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: Explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster.
Cast: Actors portraying themselves and archival film footage. Directed by Patrick Creadon.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  Social Security

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Idiocracy (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: An average guy placed in suspended animation wakes up 500 years in the future to a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
Cast: Luke Wilson, Maya Randolph, Dax Shepard. Directed by Mike Judge.
Categories:  Government  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy

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Incident at Oglala: the Leonard Peltier Story (1992)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Explores the controversy and potential abuse of justice surrounding the1975 incident where armed FBI agents illegally entered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Cast: Narration by Robert Redford. Directed by Michael Apted.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Government

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Inconvenient Truth, An (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Al Gore's campaign to raise awareness for the crisis of global warming.
Cast: Al Gore. Directed by Davis Guggenheim.
Categories:  Environmental  Documentary  Government

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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

Law movies
Interpreter, The (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  International  Government  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Interview, The (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: When a tabloid show lands an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Timothy Simons. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.
Categories:  Drama  Media  Government

Law movies
Invasion of the Body Snatchers  (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. B&W
Plot: A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan. Directed by Don Siegel.
Categories:  Horror  Medical  Government

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Iron Giant, The (1999)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.
Cast: Voices of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman. Directed by Brad Bird.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Government

Law movies
Iron Lady, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Iain Glen, John Sessions, Anthony Head, Richard E. Grant. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
Categories:  Biography  History  Government

Law movies
JFK (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 206 min. 
Plot: A New Orleans District Attorney takes it upon himself to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, 1963.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Sally Kirkland, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Bacon, Joe Pesci, Walter Matthau, Sissy Spacek. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  Government  Evidence  Drama

Law movies
Jumper (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A young man discovers he has the ability to transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on Earth.
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Michael Rooker, Annasophia Robb, Max Thieriot, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Action  Transportation  Government

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Killing Fields, The (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: An aide, translator, and friend of a NY Times journalist covering the war in Cambodia sends his family with American forces when they pull out, but stays behind to help his journalist friend cover the event.
Cast: Sam Waterson, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Craig T. Nelson. Directed by Roland Joffe.
Categories:  International  Government  War

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Lady, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: The extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi, the woman at the core of Burma's democracy movement.
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett. Directed by Luc Besson.
Categories:  Biography  Government  Politics

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Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A sassy Harvard law grad is all about animal rights. In fact, she puts her nuptial plans on hold to head to Washington D.C. to get an anti-animal testing bill passed. Her building's doorman quickly shows her the ways and workings of our nation's capital.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge. Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  Politics

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Life of Emile Zola, The (1937)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: The bio-epic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden. Directed by William Dieterle.
Categories:  Biography  Government  Discrimination

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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

Law movies
Lincoln/Surrender at Appomattox (1988)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  190 min. 
Plot: Miniseries depicting Abraham Lincoln's struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Based on the novel by Gore Vidal. With the TV episode, "Appointment with Destiny: Surrender at Appomattox."
Cast: Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston, Richard Mulligan. Directed by Lamont Johnson.
Categories:  History  Government  Television

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Lion in Winter, The (1968)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice so they plot with his wife to force him choose.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow, John Castle, Timothy Dalton, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Anthony Harvey.
Categories:  Government  Family  International

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Lives of Others, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A wiretapping expert with the East German Secret Police becomes disillusioned with his career when his latest assignment, a playwright, challenges his beliefs. In German, with English subtitles.
Cast: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Herbert Knaup. Directed by Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck.
Categories:  Foreign  Privacy  Government

Law movies
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Shipwrecked on an island, a group of castaway boys eventually revert to savagery despite attempts to prevent it.
Cast: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman. Directed by Peter Brook.
Categories:  Children  Government

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Love Actually (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives.
Cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson. Directed by Richard Curtis.
Categories:  Comedy  Marital Relations  Government

Law movies
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A group of searchers rebel against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia.
Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne. Directed by George Miller.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Drama  Government

Law movies
Madness of King George, The (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: As King George III of England's slides into insanity, political and royal back stabbing ensue as a result of his incapacitation.
Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Categories:  Government  Mental Health

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Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot.
Cast: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Miles. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Government  Witness

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Man Who Would be King, The (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: Two ex-soldiers in India head off to Kafiristan in order to become kings in their own right.
Cast: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Government  Military

Law movies
Marathon Man (1976)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A graduate student gets caught in an international conspiracy.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivia, Roy Scheider, William Devane. Directed by John Schlesinger.
Categories:  Drama  International  Government

Law movies
Michael Collins (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Presents the life of an Irish man whose dreams inspired hope and whose courage forged a nation's destiny.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts. Directed by Neil Jordan.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Government

Law movies
Mission Impossible (1996)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Beart, Vanessa Redgrave, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott-Thomas. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Action  Government  International

Law movies
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  129 min. B&W
Plot: A naive man is appointed to the U.S. Senate by a corrupt political boss, and thwarts the boss's efforts of manipulation.
Cast: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold. Directed by Frank Capra.
Categories:  Government  Politics  Comedy

Law movies
My Fellow Americans (1996)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Two former presidents become reluctant allies when they are framed in a scandal by the current President.
Cast: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Ackroyd, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Lauren Bacall. Directed by Peter Segal.
Categories:  Government  Ethics

Law movies
National Treasure (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: A treasure hunter in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure originally secreted away by the nation's Founding Fathers.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jon Voigt, Harvey Keitel, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Justin Bartha. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Categories:  History  Government  Action

Law movies
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 117 min. 
Plot: A warrior and pacifist princess struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. Japanese and English soundtrack.
Cast: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, English voices: Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Alison Lohman, Edward James Olmos. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Categories:  Animation  Government  Foreign

Law movies
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An Iranian doctor convinces his American wife and daughter to go on vacation to Iran, but once there he refuses to return to America.
Cast: Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth. Directed by Brian Gilbert.
Categories:  Government  Religion  Women

Law movies
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A social worker holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunite the children involved with their families.
Cast: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham. Directed by Jim Loach.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Government

Law movies
Other Boleyn Girl, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance, David Morrisey. Directed by Justin Chadwick.
Categories:  History  Romance  Government

Law movies
Point of Order (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A compilation of TV coverage of the 1954 McCarthy-Army hearings.
Cast: Roy M. Cohn, Joseph McCarthy, Joseph N. Welch. Directed by Emile de Antonio.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Government

Law movies
Predator 2 (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A hard-headed cop goes up against an alien hunter wiping out drug lords in crime-ridden Los Angeles.
Cast: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Ruben Blades, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, Robert Davi. Directed by Stephen Hopkins.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement  Government

Law movies
Princess Bride, The (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A grandfather comes to his grandson's bed to share with him a story of a classic tale of love and adventure complete with a beautiful, kidnapped princess who must be rescued before she is forced to marry an evil prince.
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law  Government

Law movies
Queen, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, struggles with Britain's demand for public mourning after the death of Princess Diana.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Government  Gender  Privacy

Law movies
Recount (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Laura Dern, John Hunt, Denis Leary, Bruce McGill, Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Jay Roach.
Categories:  Politics  Government  Drama

Law movies
Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion to reminisce about the good old days.
Cast: Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi, Adam LeFevre, Maggie Cousineau, Gordon Clapp, Jean Passanante, Karen Trott. Directed by John Sayles.
Categories:  Civil Rights  Government  Drama

Law movies
Right Stuff, The (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  193 min. 
Plot: The true story of the seven men chosen for the Mercury Project manned space flight program.
Cast: Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Quaid. Directed by Philip Kaufman.
Categories:  Drama  History  Government

Law movies
Rob Roy (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, a man tries to lead his small town to a better future by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to the market.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth. Directed by Michael Caton-Jones.
Categories:  History  Government

Law movies
Secrecy (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: Amidst the American hunger for instantaneous news and up-to-date "facts," this film uncovers the vast and invisible world of government secrecy.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Peter Galison and Robb Moss.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  Media

Law movies
Sentinel, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan, Ritchie Coster, Kim Basinger. Directed by Clark Johnson.
Categories:  Action  Government  National Security

Law movies
Seven Days in May (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: U.S. military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Fredric March, Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Martin Balsam. Directed by John Frankenheimer.
Categories:  International  Government  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Shape of Water, The (2017)
Rated:    Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity at a top secret research facility in the 1960s.
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Zelda Fuller, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones . Directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Disability  Government

Law movies
Shiri (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A phantom sniper is methodically assassinating key figures in a South Korean intelligence investigation.
Cast: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yoon-jin Kim, Kang-ho Song, Derek Kim. Directed by Je-gyu Kang.
Categories:  Government  Action  Foreign

Law movies
Sicario (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  121 min. 
Plot: An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted the government to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
Cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal. Directed by Denis Villenewe.
Categories:  Government  War  Drama

Law movies
Siege, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of attacks in New York that in turn lead to the declaration of martial law.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Annette Benning, Bruce Willis, Tony Shalhoub, Sami Bouajila, David Proval. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Categories:  Government  National Security  Discrimination

Law movies
Sleeper (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory, John McLiam, Bartlett Robinson, Don Keefer. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy  Government

Law movies
Sneakers (1992)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A raggedy group of corporate security experts get in over their heads when they accept an assignment poaching some hot hardware for the National Security Agency.
Cast: Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Ackroyd, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson.
Categories:  National Security  Government  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Organized Crime  Government

Law movies
Spaceballs (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A band of intergalactic freedom fighters faces off against the forces of darkness.
Cast: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner, Joan Rivers. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Categories:  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy  Government

Law movies
Spartan (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A lone wolf secret agent, is assigned the task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter of a high ranking government figure, only to discover along the way a larger, more sinister plot.
Cast: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Ed O'Neill. Directed by David Mamet.
Categories:  Government  International  Human Rights

Law movies
Spy Game (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A CIA operative is on the brink of retirement when he finds out that his protege has been arrested in China for espionage.
Cast: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  National Security  Mystery/Suspense  Government

Law movies
Spy Who Came In From The Cold, The (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 112 min. 
Plot: A British agent refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Cast: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner. Directed by Martin Ritt.
Categories:  Drama  Government  War

Law movies
Startup.com (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Chris Hegedus and Jehane Noujaine.
Categories:  Documentary  Business  Government

Law movies
Tanner '88 (1996)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 353 min. 
Plot: An 11 part television series that is a satire of media-age politics in America.
Cast: Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Daniel Jenkins, Cynthia Nixon. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Politics  Government

Law movies
Tattoo On My Heart, A: Warriors of Wounded Knee (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  56 min. 
Plot: The story of the 71-day occupation at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Cast: Narration by Bill Means and Floyd Red Crow Westerman. Directed by Charles Abourezk.
Categories:  Documentary  Health  Government

Law movies
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Alex Gibney .
Categories:  Documentary  War  Government

Law movies
Tea Party: The Documentary Film (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Follows the struggles of five grassroots individuals and their transformation into national activists in the 9/12 March on Washington.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Pritchett Cotton.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Government

Law movies
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A spokesman for Big Tobacco has the difficult job of fighting for America's right to smoke while remaining a role model to his son.
Cast: Aaron Eickhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliot, Katie Holmes, Rob Lowe, Robert Duvall. Directed by Jason Reitman.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  Corporations

Law movies
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Cast: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Government  Safety

Law movies
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: At the height of the Cold War, a former agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service is called back to root out a Russian spy who has infiltrated the organization's highest levels.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong. Directed by Tomas Alfredson.
Categories:  Drama  History  Government

Law movies
Traffic (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a heroin addict.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Torro, Dennis Quaid. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Criminal Law

Law movies
Trials of Henry Kissinger, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.
Cast: Henry Kissinger, Brian Cox, Anna Chennault, Amy Goodman, Alexander Haig, Seymour Hersh. Directed by Eugen Jarecki.
Categories:  Documentary  Human Rights  Government

Law movies
Trouble the Water (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning.
Cast: Michael Brown, George W. Bush, Julie Chen. Directed by Carol Deal and Tia Lessin.
Categories:  Documentary  Government  Safety

Law movies
Trudell (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics.
Cast: John Trudell, robert Redford, Jockson Browne, Kris Kristofferson, Amy Ray, Bonnie Raitt, Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard. Directed by Heather Rae.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  Government

Law movies
Truman (1995)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: An account of the political life of Harry S. Truman
Cast: Gary Sinese, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart. Directed by Frank Pierson.
Categories:  Biography  Politics  Government

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Twelve Chairs, The (1970)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A former Russian aristocrat struggling under the new Soviet regime sets off across country to find a hidden fortune.
Cast: Ron Moody, Frank Langella, Dom DeLuise, Mel Brooks. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  Estates

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Vantage Point (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: An attempted assassination on the President of the United States is told from several different perspectives.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Bruce McGill, Edgar Ramirez, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ayelet Zurer, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt. Directed by Pete Travis.
Categories:  Government  Mystery/Suspense  National Security

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Vice (2018)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  132 min. 
Plot: The story of Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States under George W. Bush, from 2001 until 2009.
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill, Eddie Marsan, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton . Directed by Adam McKay.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Biography

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West Wing, The: The Complete Fifth Season (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 15 hours, 46 min. 
Plot: A continuing drama of the day-to-day activities of the President of the United States and the staff of the west wing of the White House.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Lily Tomlin. Directed by Thomas Schlamme, Marc Buckland, Michael Lehmann.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Television

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West Wing, The: The Complete First Season (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 15 hours, 56 min. 
Plot: An inside look at the day-to-day activities of the President of the United States and the staff of the west wing of the White House.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford. Directed by Thomas Schlamme, Marc Buckland, Michael Lehmann.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Television

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West Wing, The: The Complete Fourth Season (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 16 hours, 40 min. 
Plot: A continuing drama of the day-to-day activities of the President of the United States and the staff of the west wing of the White House.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford. Directed by Thomas Schlamme, Marc Buckland, Michael Lehmann.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Television

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West Wing, The: The Complete Second Season (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 16 hours, 30 min. 
Plot: A continuing drama of the day-to-day activities of the President of the United States and the staff of the west wing of the White House.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford. Directed by Thomas Schlamme, Marc Buckland, Michael Lehmann.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Television

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West Wing, The: The Complete Seventh Season (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 15 hours, 57 min. 
Plot: A continuing drama of the day-to-day activities of the President of the United States and the staff of the west wing of the White House.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Lily Tomlin, Alan Alda. Directed by Thomas Schlamme, Marc Buckland, Michael Lehmann.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Television

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West Wing, The: The Complete Sixth Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc Set) 15 hours, 49 min. 
Plot: A continuing drama of the day-to-day activities of the President of the United States and the staff of the west wing of the White House.
Cast:  Martin Sheen, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Lily Tomlin, Jimmy Smits, Alan Alda. Directed by Thomas Schlamme, Marc Buckland, Michael Lehmann.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Television

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West Wing, The: The Complete Third Season (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 16 hours, 8 min. 
Plot: A continuing drama of the day-to-day activities of the President of the United States and the staff of the west wing of the White House.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford. Directed by Thomas Schlamme, Marc Buckland, Michael Lehmann.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Television

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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

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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

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Wolf of Wall Street, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  180 min. 
Plot: Story of Jordan Belfort; from rise to wealthy stock-broker to his fall involving crime and corruption.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Government

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X-Men 2: X-Men United (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 134 min. 
Plot: The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin; meanwhile the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian Mckellen, Halle Berry. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Military  Government

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Zama (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Based on a 1956 novel, Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, awaiting his transfer to Buenos Aires. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Lola Duenas, Matheus Nachtergaele. Directed by Lucrecia Martel.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Foreign

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.