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49th Parallel (1941)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A Nazi U-boat crew headed by the ruthless Lieutenant is stranded in Canada during the thick of World War II.
Cast: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman. Directed by Michael Powell.
Categories:  Drama  War  International

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Angels & Demons (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A Harvard symbologist works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Religion  International

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Apocalypto (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man fights to save his family - and his life - as his en-slavers seek to please the gods through human sacrifices.
Cast: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  Religion  International

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Argo (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian operation to extract six American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan. Directed by Ben Affleck.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  History  International

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Arrival (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Categories:  Drama  International  SciFi/Fantasy

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Attack, The (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Cast: Ali Suliman, Uri Gavriel, Karim Saleh, Ofri Fuchs, Reymond Amsalem, Abdallah El Akal, Nathalie Rozanes. Directed by Ziad Doueiri.
Categories:  Foreign  National Security  International

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Awara (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  168 min. B&W
Plot: A district judge, believing that a criminal's son can only be a criminal, must confront his belief when he becomes estranged from his wife and his son ends up as a criminal in his courtroom. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Cast: Prithviraj, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, K.N. Singh, Leela Chitnis. Directed by Raj Kapoor.
Categories:  Family  International  Drama

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Bamako (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: During the course of a typical day in Mali, a historic trial against world financial institutions is taking place in a residential courtyard. In French and Bambara with English subtitles.
Cast: Aïssa Maïa, Tiécoura Traoré, Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé, Djénéba Koné, Danny Glover. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako.
Categories:  International  Banking  Politics

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Band of Brothers (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 705 min. 
Plot: The story of the Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day
Cast: Scott Grimes, Damien Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor, Donnie Wahlburg. Directed by David Frankel and Tom Hanks .
Categories:  War  International  Television

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Bardaasht (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  160 min. 
Plot: After an argument with his older brother, a young man runs away, only to be killed in an apparent police cover-up. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Cast: Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Ritesh Deshmujh, Tara Sharma, Rahul Dev. Directed by E. Nivas.
Categories:  International  Ethics  Law Enforcement

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Before Sunrise (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe and spend one romantic evening together in Vienna, both knowing it will be their only chance to be together.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Romance  International  Drama

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Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Seven cash-strapped seniors decide to 'outsource' their retirement to a resort in far-off India.
Cast: Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup. Directed by John Madden.
Categories:  International  Elder  Marital Relations

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Beyond the Gates (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A Catholic priest and a young English teacher find themselves caught in the 1994 Rwandan genocide where they must choose whether to face death with the thousands of Tutsis or flee for safety.
Cast: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz. Directed by Michael Canton-Jones.
Categories:  International  Human Rights  Discrimination

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Black Book (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  146 min. 
Plot: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. In Dutch with English subtitles.
Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Categories:  International  War

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Body of Lies (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A CIA operative uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Simon McBurney. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  International  Law Enforcement  War

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Borat (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: A Kazakh TV talking head is dispatched to the United States to report on "the greatest country in the world," with a documentary crew in tow.
Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by Larry Charles.
Categories:  Comedy  International

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Bourne Identity, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: An amnesia victim wakes up to find he has the skills of a secret agent, and races to discover the truth about his past.
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adwalw Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Action  International  National Security

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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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Bourne Supremacy, The (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: When Jason Bourne is framed for a botched CIA operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Babriel Mann, Joan Allen. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Action  International  Drama

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Boys From Brazil, The (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, Steve Guttenberg, James Mason. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  International  Military

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Bridge Too Far, A (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  176 min. 
Plot: The failed attempts to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  History  War  International

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Bullet in the Head (1990)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 130 min. 
Plot: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, their harrowing experiences will shatter their lives and friendship.
Cast: Tony Leung, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee, Simon Yam, Fennie Yuen, Yolanda Yam. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  War  International

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Two Western bank and train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross. Directed by George Roy Hill.
Categories:  Western  Biography  International

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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and an older man in 1980s Italy.
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel . Directed by Luca Guadagnino.
Categories:  Sexuality  Drama  International

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Casa de los Babys (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Six hopeful American women anxiously wait to adopt local children in South America.
Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden, Susan Lynch, Rita Moreno, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor, Pedro Armendariz, Bruno Bichir. Directed by John Sayles.
Categories:  Drama  International

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Casino Royale (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 144 min. 
Plot: James Bond must stop a banker to the world's terrorist organizations from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench. Directed by Martin Campbell.
Categories:  International  Action  National Security

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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, which was an efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets, had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hopkins, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Politics  War  International

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Constant Gardener (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite. Directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Categories:  International  Drama  Corporations

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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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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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Da Vinci Code, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 149 min. 
Plot: A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  International  Religion  Mystery/Suspense

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Darjeeling Limited, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Three brothers who haven't spoken in years set off on a train trip across India with the hope of finding themselves and bonding with each other.
Cast: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Houston. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Family  Drama  International

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Days of Glory (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Cast: Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roshdy Zem, Sami Bouajila. Directed by Rachid Bouchareb.
Categories:  War  Discrimination  International

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Desert Flower (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Based on the book by model Waris Dirie,who escaped from an arranged marriage crossed the deserts of Somalia.
Cast: Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson, Meera Syal, Anthony Mackie, Juliet Stevenson, Timothy Spall, Soraya Omar-Scego. Directed by Sherry Horman.
Categories:  International  Children  Marital Relations

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Don't Drink the Water (1994)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, an American family causes an international spying incident when one of them photographs a sunset in a sensitive region.
Cast: Woody Allen, Mayim Bialik, Dom Deluise, Michael J. Fox, Edward Herrmann, Julie Kavner. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  International  Comedy  National Security

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Dry White Season, A (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of justice finds his morals put to the test when his gardeners son is brutally beaten up by the police.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Jurgen Prochnow, Zakes Mokae, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando. Directed by Euzhan Palcy.
Categories:  Racism  Law Enforcement  International

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Edge of Heaven, The (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.
Cast: Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse, Nurgül Yeşilçay, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Hanna Schygulla. Directed by Fatih Akin.
Categories:  International  Drama

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Endless Summer, The (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Two young surfers travel the world in hopes of finding the perfect wave.
Cast: Michael Hynson, Robert August. Directed by Bruce Brown.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  International

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Evelyn (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A Dubliner's children are placed into orphanages when his wife leaves him, and he must enlist an American lawyer to take the case all the way to Ireland's Supreme Court.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Julianna Margulies, Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Family  International  Drama

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Everything is Illuminated (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: With the help of a local, a young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village that was razed by the Nazis.
Cast: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz. Directed by Liev Schreiber.
Categories:  International  Family  War

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Eye of the Needle (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Ian Bannen, Christopher Cazenove. Directed by Richard Marquand.
Categories:  International  War  Drama

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Fail-Safe (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A technical malfunction in the Pentagon's strategic control system causes an erroneous order to be sent to a B-58 squadron on a routine training mission instructing the bombers to fly beyond their fail safe zone.
Cast: Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Ed Binns, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Military  International  Drama

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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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Gomorrah (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 137 min. 
Plot: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families. In Italian with English subtitles.
Cast: Toni Servillo, Gianfelice Imparato, Maria Nazionale, Salvatore cantalupo. Directed by Matteo Garrone.
Categories:  International  Organized Crime

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Good German, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: In post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.
Cast: Jack Thompson, John Roeder, George Clooney, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law  Military

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Great Escape, The (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 172 min. 
Plot: Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Cast: Steve McQueen, James garner, Richard Attenborough. Directed by John Sturges.
Categories:  War  International  Military

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Grey Zone, The (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A Nazi doctor, along with Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz, find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Cast: David Arquette, Daniel, Benzali, Steve Buscemi, David Chandler, Allen Corduner, Harvey Keitel, Natashe Lyonne, Mira Sorvino. Directed by Tim Blake Nelson.
Categories:  International  Human Rights  Ethics

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Gung Ho (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liason must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Labor  International  Comedy

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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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Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. B*W
Plot: In postwar Hiroshima, a French actress shares a brief affair with a Japanese architect. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada. Directed by Alain Resnais.
Categories:  Romance  International  War

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Holiday, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Two women with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black, Jude Law. Directed by Nancy Meyers.
Categories:  Romance  International  Women

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A humble hotel manager shelters more than a thousand "guests" from tribal genocide.
Cast: Xolani Mali, Don Cheadle, Desmond Dube, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Tony Kgoroge, Rosie Motene, Neil McCarthy, Kid Sitholo, Nick Nolte, Fana Mokoena, Jeremiah Ndlovu, Sophie Okonedo. Directed by Terry George.
Categories:  International  Human Rights  Discrimination

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Human Flow (2017)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A detailed exploration into the global refugee crisis.
Cast: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos, Fadi Abou Akleh, Yamama Al-Awaad, Asmaa Al-Bahiyya, Eman Al-Masina, Maya Ameratunga . Directed by Ai Weiwei.
Categories:  International  Documentary  Human Rights

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Hunger (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  1 hour, 36 min. 
Plot: The last six weeks of the life of the Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands.
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan. Directed by Steve McQueen.
Categories:  Politics  Drama  International

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Infiltrator, The (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Amy Ryan. Directed by Brad Furman.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  International

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 153 min. 
Plot: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by brutally killing Nazis.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Christopher Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  International  War  Politics

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International, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.
Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brian F. O'Bryne. Directed by Tom Tykwer.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  International

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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

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Invictus (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  134 min. 
Plot: Nelson Mandela finds hope of national unity on the rugby field.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Julian Lewis Jones, Margaret Wheatley. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Biography  Human Rights  International

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Ipcress File, The (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A counter-espionage agent investigates the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.
Cast: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd. Directed by Sidney J. Furie.
Categories:  National Security  Drama  International

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Italian, The (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: An abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family. In Russian, subtitled in English.
Cast: Kolya Spiridonov, Maria Kuznetsova, Nikolai Reutov, Yuri Itskov. Directed by Andrei Kravchuk.
Categories:  Children  International  Poverty

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Jarhead (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 123 min. 
Plot: A marine's memoir of his experiences in boot camp through his combat in Desert Storm.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Lucas Black, Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Military  International  Human Rights

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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 tape set) 178 min. B&W
Plot: The Allied judge presiding over the trial of accused Nazi war criminals must not only deal with their guilt but with the guilt of a society that allowed such crimes to occur.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Maximillian Schell, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Montgomery Clift, Judy Garland. Directed by Stanley Kramer.
Categories:  Jurisprudence  International  War

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Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A female assassin wakes from a coma and seeks revenge on her former leader, after a violent attack on her wedding day.
Cast: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madson, Darryl Hannah, David Carradine. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Organized Crime  International  Action

Law movies
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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King and I, The (1956)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 1956 min. 
Plot: A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam's children.
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson. Directed by Walter Lang.
Categories:  Children  International  Musical

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Kingdom, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Danny Huston, Richard Jenkins. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  International  Law Enforcement  Action

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Kite Runner, The (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help the son of his childhood friend.
Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, . Directed by Marc Foster.
Categories:  International  War  Children

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Last Emperor, The (1987)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 219 min. 
Plot: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China.
Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Categories:  Biography  History  International

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Last King of Scotland, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: The events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, James MacAvoy, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson. Directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Categories:  History  International  Civil Rights

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Last Samurai, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 154 min. 
Plot: After he is captured in battle, an American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to help destroy.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koyuki. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Categories:  International  War  Drama

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 217 min. 
Plot: A young British intelligence officer organizes an Arab guerrilla army and leads them against the Turks during World War I.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  International  Military  War

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Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 140 min. 
Plot: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyishi Ihara. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  International  War  Foreign

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Life is Beautiful (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A Jewish man succeeds at romance with the help of his humor, and then must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp. In Italian with English subtitles.
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi. Directed by Roberto Benigni.
Categories:  International  Human Rights  War

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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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Live and Become (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: An Ethiopian boy is airlifted out of a Sudenese refugee camp to Israel with two secrets that haunt him: he is neither an orphan nor Jewish. In French, Hebrew, and Amharic with English subtitles.
Cast: Yael Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai. Directed by Radu Mihaileanu.
Categories:  International  Religion  Racism

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Lord of War (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Pursued by an Interpol agent, an international arms dealer must confront the morality of his business.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto, Shake Tukhmanyan, Jean-Pierre Nshanian, Ian Holm, Ethan Hawke. Directed by Andrew Niccol.
Categories:  International  Ethics  War

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Lost in Translation (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected newlywed meet up as strangers in Tokyo and form an unlikely bond.
Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi. Directed by Sofia Coppola.
Categories:  Comedy  International

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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: Rejected by a beautiful woman at a young age, a man is unable to find happiness in his adult life until a second chance presents itself.
Cast: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Romance  International

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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

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Midnight Express (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A man is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey and sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.
Cast: Brad Davis, Randy Quaid, John Hurt, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  International  Sentencing  Drama

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Missiles of October, The (1974)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: A profile of the Kennedy administration during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Cast: Martin Sheen, William Devane, Howard DaSilva. Directed by Anthony Page.
Categories:  International  Politics  War

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Missing (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A conservative father sets out to find his son, a journalist who has gone missing in South America.
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea, Melanie Mayron, Janice Rule, David Clennon. Directed by Constantin Costa-Gavras.
Categories:  Biography  International  Politics

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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
Munich (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  164 min. 
Plot: In the wake of 1972 Munich Olympic tragedy, the Mossad retaliates by deploying a team of agents in Europe.
Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  History  International

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Name of the Rose, The (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: In the 14th century, an intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
Cast: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, F. Murray Abraham. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
Categories:  Religion  International  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Terry Benedict is out to get his money back, so Ocean's crew has no choice but to pull off multiple heists overseas.
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Julia Roberts. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

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On the Beach (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  134 min. B&W
Plot: The residents of Australia after a global nuclear war must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins. Directed by Stanley Kramer.
Categories:  War  International  Drama

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Operation Crossbow (1965)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.
Cast: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Richard Johnson. Directed by Michael Anderson.
Categories:  Action  War  International

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Other Side of Hope, The (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. In Finnish and Arabic with English subtitles.
Cast: Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Eronen. Directed by Aki Kaurismäki.
Categories:  Immigration  International  Foreign

Law movies
Papillon (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  151 min. 
Plot: Based on the bestselling autobiography by Henri Charriere, a persistant convict plots his escape from French colonial prison in South America.
Cast: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Categories:  International  Sentencing  Human Rights

Law movies
Passage to India, A (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  163 min. 
Plot: The romantic adventures of a young Englishwoman in 'the mysterious East' culminate in a court trial for attempted rape.
Cast: Judy Davis, Alec Guiness, Victor Banerjee. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Evidence  International

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Passenger, The (1975)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A reporter arrives at a desert hotel, in a North African country, to report on the guerrilla freedom-fighters there.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Categories:  Drama  International

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
Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: At the end of World War II on the Indonesian island of Ambon two Australian officers are in charge of prosecuting Japanese officers.
Cast: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach, Russell Crowe. Directed by Stephen Wallace.
Categories:  War  Military  International

Law movies
Quiet American, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A British reporter, resentful of American colonialism in southeast Asia in the 1950s, vies against a young American for the affections of a Vietnamese beauty.
Cast: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser. Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Categories:  War  International  Drama

Law movies
Reader, The (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, a law student re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Cast: Kate Winslett, Ralph Fiennes, david Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz. Directed by Stephen Daldry.
Categories:  Romance  War  International

Law movies
Red Corner (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: An American attorney in Beijing finds himself accused and arrested for the brutal murder of a beautiful woman, and discovers the Chinese court systems presume guilt.
Cast: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford. Directed by John Avnet.
Categories:  Death Penalty  Drama  International

Law movies
Rendition (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Gavin Hood.
Categories:  International  National Security

Law movies
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A U.S. fighter pilot's truggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies. Directed by Werner Herzog.
Categories:  War  International  Action

Law movies
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer, Blair Underwood. Directed by William Friedkin.
Categories:  Military  International  Drama

Law movies
Rumpole of the Bailey: The Lost Episode (1975)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  65 min. 
Plot: An introduction to Horace Rumpole, a career trial lawyer who digs deeper into what should be an open-and-shut case and mounts a full defense.
Cast: Leo McKeren, Joyce Heron, David Yelland, Vernon Dobtcheff, Olga Lowe. Directed by John Gorrie.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law

Law movies
Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A Soviet submarine gets stuck in New England at the height of the Cold War.
Cast: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith, Jonathan Winters. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Comedy  International  Maritime

Law movies
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert.
Cast: Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked. Directed by Lasse Hallström.
Categories:  International  Environmental  Drama

Law movies
Schindler's List (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD (2 disc set) 197 min. B&W/Color
Plot: A man hires cheap Jewish labor during WWII, turning his factory into a refuge from the Nazis. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle, Embeth Davitz. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Discrimination  Human Rights  International

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
Situation, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A love triangle between a CIA operative, an American journalist, and an Iraqi photographer plays out against the backdrop of the war in Iraq.
Cast: Connie Nielson, damian Lewis, Mido Hamada. Directed by Philip Haas.
Categories:  International  Politics  War

Law movies
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  2008 min. 
Plot: A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"
Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan. Directed by Danny Boyle.
Categories:  Drama  International  Entertainment

Law movies
Snatch (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: An American jewel thief takes a detour through London and sets off a series of events centered around the large diamond that he stole.
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Rade Sherbedgia, Jason Statham. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  International

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
Spectre (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  148 min. 
Plot: Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christopher Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Action  International  Criminal Law

Law movies
Stuck (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Uncovers the personal, real-life stories of familiess navigating a roller-coaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system.
Cast: Mariska Hargitay as narrator. Directed by Thaddaeus Scheel.
Categories:  Documentary  Family  International

Law movies
SWAT (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Josh Charles. Directed by Clark Johnson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Action  International

Law movies
Syrian Bride, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A Druze woman living in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights is faced with the likelihood of never being allowed to return to her home when she plans to get married to a Syrian man. In Arabic, Hebrew, English, Russian, and French, with English subtitles.
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ashraf Barhom, Eyad Sheety, Evelyn Kaplun, Julie-Anne Roth, Adnan Tarabshi, Marlene Bajali, Uri Gavriel, Alon Dahan, Robert Henig, Dirar Suleiman, Ranin Boulos, Hanna Abou-Manneh. Directed by Eran Riklis.
Categories:  Foreign  International  Family

Law movies
Syriana (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.
Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, William Hurt. Directed by Stephen Gaghan.
Categories:  International  Commercial  Politics

Law movies
Taken (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A retired CIA agent must rescue his kidnapped daughter from sex traffickers.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshovsky, Katie Cassidy, Holly Valance, Famke Janssen. Directed by Pierre Morel.
Categories:  Action  International  Criminal Law

Law movies
Terminal, The (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: An Eastern European visitor becomes a resident of JFK airport when a war breaks out and erases his country from the map, voiding his passport.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride, Diego Luna. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Romance  Immigration  International

Law movies
Third Man, The (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: An out of work pulp fiction novelist arrives in post war Vienna at the invitation of a childhood friend, only to discover that this friend has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident.
Cast: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Orson Welles. Directed by Carol Reed.
Categories:  Organized Crime  International  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Thirteen Days (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: The film is set during the two-week Cuban missile crisis in October of 1962, and it centers on how President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and others handled the explosive situation.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood. Directed by Roger Donaldson.
Categories:  International  Politics

Law movies
Traffik (1989)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 5 hours, 41 min. 
Plot: The Hamburg police arrest an international businessman, charging him with smuggling heroin from Pakistan.
Cast: Bill Patterson, Lindsey Duncan, Jamal Shah. Directed by Alastair Reid.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law  Television

Law movies
Under Fire (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The final days of Somoza's Nicaragua as witnessed and experienced by three American journalists.
Cast: Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Richard Masur, Ed Harris. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
Categories:  Media  International  War

Law movies
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Cast: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn, Rebecca Hall, Chris Messina. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Romance  International  Drama

Law movies
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: An American POW leads a group of prisoners in an escape from the Germans in WWII.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, trevor Howard, raffaella Carra. Directed by Mark Robson.
Categories:  War  Action  International

Law movies
Water (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Widowed at age eight, a girl is sent to a temple for Hindu widows, where her presence affects all of its inhabitants. In Hindi, with English subtitles.
Cast: Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham. Directed by Deepa Mehta.
Categories:  International  Religion  Foreign

Law movies
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  155 min. 
Plot: Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner
Cast: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure. Directed by Brian G. Hutton.
Categories:  War  International  Drama

Law movies
Wind that Shakes the Barley, The (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-British rebellion.
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Conflict  Family  International

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Wire: The Complete Second Season, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 720 min. 
Plot: On the docks of Baltimore harbor, the rank and file scrounge for work and the union bosses take illegitimate measures to reinvigorate business.
Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen, Wood Harris, Deirdre Lovejoy, Clarke Peters,Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Andre Royo. Directed by David Simon and Robert Colesberry.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  International  Television

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