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15 Minutes (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who are videotaping their crimes hoping become media darlings.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks, Melina Kanakaredes, Karel Roden. Directed by John Herzfeld.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

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16 Blocks (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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30 Days of Night (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: As an Alaskan town begins its annual month of darkness, it is attacked by a blood-thirsty band of vampires.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Boone Junior. Directed by David Slade.
Categories:  Horror  Law Enforcement

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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Ben Foster. Directed by James Mangold.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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Act of Violence/Mystery Street (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  175 min. B&W
Plot: A vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's escape attempt from a Nazi prison/A professor assists a small town policeman when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a beach.
Cast: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Phyllis Thaxtor, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett. Directed by Fred Zinnemann and John Sturges.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement  War

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American Gangster (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 113 min. 
Plot: In the 1970's, an ambitious detective works to bring down the drug empire of a Manhattan heroin kingpin.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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Appaloosa (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Two friends hired to police a small town suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renee Zellweger, Jeremy Irons. Directed by Ed Harris.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Western  Drama

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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.
Cast: Ja Rule, Maria Bello, Peter Bryant, Gabriel Byrne, Laurence Fishburne, Drea de Matteo, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo. Directed by Jean-François Richet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics  Conflict

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Backdraft (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Cast: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glen, Robert De Niro Jennifer Jason Leigh, Donald Sutherland, Rebecca De Mornay. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Bad Boys (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: When confiscated heroin is stolen from the Miami Police Department, two detectives must find the missing drugs before Internal Affairs shuts down the narcotics division.
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Tea Leoni. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  Evidence  Law Enforcement  Comedy

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Bad Boys II (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: **
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 147 min. 
Plot: An investigation by two Miami narcotics cops leads to a dangerous kingpin and his plan to control the city's drug trafficking.
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Henry Rollins. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Comedy

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Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A corrupt New York City detective, with out-of-control gambling and drug addictions, seeks forgiveness while investigating the rape of a young nun.
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderone, Leonard Thomas, Robin Burrows, Frankie Thorn, Victoria Bastel, Paul Hipp. Directed by Abel Ferrara.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics  Drama

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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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Basic Instinct (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman is involved.
Cast: Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, George Dzundza, Jean Tripplehorn. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense

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Batman (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: Gotham City's own superhero takes on arch-villain The Joker.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Consumer

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Big Easy, The (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: While a New Orleans detective is investigating gang-related killings, he becomes involved with the Assistant District Attorney, who is in town to investigate police corruption.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Ebbe Roe Smith, Tom O'Brien, Charles Ludlam. Directed by Jim McBride.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Romance  Mystery/Suspense

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Blackjack (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A U.S. Marshall who protects high-profile clients must put his own life on the line after a colleague is injured.
Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Kate Vernon, Phillip Mackenzie, Kam Heskin, Fred Williamson. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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Blue Thunder (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: The test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.
Cast: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern. Directed by John Badham.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Aviation  Action

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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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Bone Collector, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A quadriplegic homicide cop enlists the help of a young rookie to catch a deranged serial killer that abducts his victims in a yellow taxi and leaves a collection of peculiar scraps at the scene of each crime.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Ed O'Neil. Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense  Evidence

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Boondock Saints (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 108 min. 
Plot: Irish twin brothers set out to rid the world of the criminals of the Boston underworld and are soon being tracked down by an FBI agent.
Cast: William Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco. Directed by Troy Duffy.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement  Action

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Border Bandits: A True Texas Story Retold (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  58 min. 
Plot: The effects of 1915 killings by the Texas Rangers are still being felt today in South Texas and contine to perpetuate distrust between Mexican Americans and the Texas Rangers.
Cast: Narration by Jon Dillon. Directed by Kirby F. Warnock.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Law Enforcement

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Bourne Ultimatum, The (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Jason Bourne circles the globe to discover the truth about his past.
Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  National Security

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Brave One, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt. Directed by Neil Jordan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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Breaking Bad: The Complete Final Season (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 391 min. 
Plot: The saga of meth kingpin Walter White and his guilt-ridden partner Jesse Pinkman comes to a bloody conclusion.
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk. Directed by Bryan Cranston, Michelle MacLaren, Michael Slovis.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Television  Criminal Law

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Bullets or Ballots (1936)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: An undercover cop infiltrates the mob in an attempt to bring down their illicit rackets.
Cast: Joan Blondell, Edward Robinson, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh. Directed by William Keighley.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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Bullitt (1968)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: After a witness in his protection is killed, a San Francisco cop seeks the underworld kingpin responsible, culminating in a now-famous car chase.
Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bissett. Directed by Peter Yates.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Testimony  Action

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Call Northside 777 (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. B&W
Plot: A Chicago reporter re-opens the investigation into the ten year old murder of a cop.
Cast: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker. Directed by Henry Hathaway.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. 
Plot: A typical, upper-middleclass family's world is instantly transformed when the father and youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. Documentary.
Cast: Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, David Friedman, Seth Friedman, Jesse Friedman, Howard Friedman. Directed by Andrew Jarecki.
Categories:  Documentary  Law Enforcement  Family

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Changeling (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.
Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Family  Law Enforcement

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City Hall (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Cast: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello. Directed by Harold Becker.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Politics

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Confidence (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: When a con man chooses the wrong mark he finds himself indebted to a mob boss and struggling to stay one step ahead of the law.
Cast: Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Andy Garcia, Paul Giamatti. Directed by James Foley.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement  Drama

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Cop Land (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Freddy Heflin is a small town sheriff who is investigating corruption amongst the NYPD officers who live there.
Cast: Sylvester Stalone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro. Directed by James Mangold.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics

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Crash (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: The volatile intersection of a multiethnic cast as they careen in and out of each other's lives.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Eposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate. Directed by Paul Haggis.
Categories:  Discrimination  Racism  Law Enforcement

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Crime Wave/Decoy (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  150 min. B&W
Plot: A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cell mate seeks him out for shelter/When a gang leader is fatally shot, she recounts her sordid life of crime to a police officer.
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson, Phyllis Kirk, Jean Gillie, Edward Norris. Directed by Andre De Toth and Jack Bernhard.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Organized Crime

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Cruising (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A police detective goes undercover in New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.
Cast: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen. Directed by William Friedkin.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Sexuality  Drama

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Dark City (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A man struggles with memories of his past in a nightmarish world with no daytime.
Cast: Rufus Sewell, Keifer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson. Directed by Alex Proyas.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement

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Dark Knight Rises, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  165 min. 
Plot: The Batman resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Dark Knight, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  153 min. 
Plot: Batman is forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as The Joker.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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Day of the Jackal, The (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: A professional assassin plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.
Cast: Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Lonsdale, Eric Porter, Delphine Seyrig. Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Categories:  Politics  Law Enforcement  Drama

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Dead Pool, The (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Dirty Harry must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson, Evan Kim, Jim Carrey. Directed by Buddy Van Horn.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Deep End, The (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A mother finds the dead body of her teenage son's gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home an she spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Raymond Barry, Josh Lucas, Peter Donat. Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Family  Juvenile

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Defiant Ones, The (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: Two men that hate each other escape from a Southern work gang to discover they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain.
Cast: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw, Lon Chaney Jr., King Donovan. Directed by Stanley Kramer.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Racism

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Deja Vu (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: An ATF agent travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her during the process.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton, Bruce Greenwood, Adam Goldberg, Jim Caviezel. Directed by Tont Scott.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement

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Demolition Man (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: In a peaceful, future society, a cop is thawed out of suspended animation to subdue an old, ultra-violent enemy.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne. Directed by Marco Brambilla.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement  Corporations

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Detroit (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution.
Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Categories:  Drama  History  Law Enforcement

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Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An African-American private detective is hired to find a white woman who frequents the black Jazz clubs in 1948 L.A.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle. Directed by Carl Franklin.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Civil Rights  Law Enforcement

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Dexter: The Complete Final Season (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set)  min. 
Plot: Dexter is forced to deal with his past when he comes across the doctor who claims to have created his "code."
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David , James Remar, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, Desmond Harrington. Directed by Keith Gordon, Michael C. Hall, Ernest R. Dickerson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Television

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Dexter: The Sixth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 10 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Debra Morgan, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, James Remar. Directed by John Dahl, S.J. Clarkson, Stefan Schwartz, and m.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Dial M For Murder (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: When a wealthy heiress' husband begins to suspect he is losing her affection, he also begins to fear he will lose her wealth.
Cast: Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, Ray Milland, John Williams, Anthony Dawson, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, George Leigh. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement

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Die Hard (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A New York cop gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan RIckman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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Dirty Harry (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: When he is outsmarted by a killer, a detective decides to administer his own style of justice.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, John Mitchum, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon. Directed by Don Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Action  Ethics

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A botched bank robbery turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charlse Durning, Carol Kane. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Negotiation

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Domino (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The daughter of an actor turns away from her career as a model to become a bounty hunter.
Cast: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Delroy Lindo, Mena Suvari, Lucy Lui, Christopher Walken. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama

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Donnie Brasco (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: An undercover FBI agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the Mafia life than his regular one.
Cast: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche, Zeljko Ivanek, Gerry Becker, Robert Miano. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics  Organized Crime

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Dredd (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: The future America is an irradiated wasteland where the force of order lies with urban cops called Judges.
Cast: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris. Directed by Pete Travis.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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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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End of Watch (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick. Directed by David Ayer.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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Enforcer, The (1976)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans must be foiled.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum. Directed by James Fargo.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A group of inmates attempt a daring escape from the notorious Alcatraz prison island, where no one has ever escaped.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan. Directed by Don Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

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Face/Off (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A revolutionary medical technique allows an undercover agent to take the physical appearance of a major criminal and infiltrate his organization.
Cast: John Travolta, Nicholas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, Alessandro Nivola. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Medical  Drama

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Fantastic 4 (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom.
Cast: Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Julian McMahon, Kerry Washington. Directed by Tim Story.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  SciFi/Fantasy

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Fargo (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A car salesman's inept kidnapping scheme falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of a pregnant sheriff.
Cast: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Kristen Rudrud, Harve Presnell, Tony Denmen. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Criminal Law

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Firewall (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Patrick. Directed by Richard Loncraine.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Family

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First Amendment Project, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  67 min. 
Plot: Explores First Amendment Rights through headline grabbing moments when our Constitution's integrity has been tested.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Flightplan (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A child mysteriously vanishes from an airplane at 40,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Sean Bean. Directed by Robert Schwentke.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  National Security  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Rated:    Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: Two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté, Mara Krup. Directed by Sergio Leone.
Categories:  Drama  Western  Law Enforcement

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Fort Apache (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. B&W
Plot: Duty bound soldiers must obey tactics of their glory seeking commander.
Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendariz. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement  Military

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Forty Guns (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  79 min. 
Plot: A new marshall arrives in town to take on a tougher-than-nails cattle queen and her posse of hired guns.
Cast: Barbara Stanwyk, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Gene Barry. Directed by Samuel Fuller.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement

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Frantic (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: In a Paris hotel a doctor emerges from his shower to find his wife missing.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner, Djiby Soumare. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

Law movies
French Connection, The (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 104 min. 
Plot: Two tough New York City cops try to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider. Directed by William Friedkin.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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From Hell (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: In Victorian era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders committed by Jack the Ripper.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane. Directed by The Hughes Brothers.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Women  Law Enforcement

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Fugitive, The (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Based on the classic TV series, a Chicago surgeon falsely accused of killing his wife undertakes to prove his innocence by leading his pursuers to the actual murderer.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Joe Pantoliano. Directed by Andrew Davis.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Action  Evidence

Law movies
G Men (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. B&W
Plot: In the early days of the FBI the unarmed law enforcement officers set out to stop a crime spree that is spanning the country.
Cast: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ann Dvorak, Robert Armstrong. Directed by WIlliam Keighley.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: Final installment of Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' trilogy. Once upon a time, Lisbeth Salander was a victim, now she is fighting back. Swedish or dubbed English dialogue; optional English subtitles.
Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin, Anders Ahlbom. Directed by Daniel Alfredson.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Evidence

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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: When a 4-year-old girl goes missing in a tough neighborhood of Boston, two private investigators are brought in against their best judgment to solve the case.
Cast: Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris. Directed by Ben Affleck.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Law Enforcement

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Green Mile, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  188 min. 
Plot: The story about the lives of guards on death row leading up to the execution of a wrongly accused man who has the power of faith healing.
Cast: Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Graham Greene, Doug Hutchinson, Sam Rockwell. Directed by Frank Darabont.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Sentencing

Law movies
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Brothers team up to rid Tombstone, Arizona of a murderous gang.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland. Directed by John Sturges.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement

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Hangover, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 100 min. 
Plot: Three groomsmen lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures in Las Vegas, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha. Directed by Todd Phillips.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

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Hard boiled (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 247 min. 
Plot: A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Organized Crime

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Hard Target (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing.
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Wilford Brimley. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Suspected of being terrorists, the pot-smoking duo try to outrun the authorities.
Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Rob Cordry, Roger Bart, Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.
Categories:  Comedy  National Security  Law Enforcement

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Hate U Give, The (2018)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: A witnesses to a fatal shooting at the hands of a police officer faces pressure from all sides of the community.
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby. Directed by George Tillman Jr..
Categories:  Drama  Civil Rights  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Heat (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  171 min. 
Plot: A Los Angeles crime saga, focusing on the similarities between the lives of a workaholic detective and a master thief.
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

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Helter Skelter (1976)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".
Cast: George DeCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns. Directed by Tom Gries.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Homicide (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A Jewish detective investigating a murder falls in with a Zionist group.
Cast: Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, Vincent Guastaferro, Charles Stransky, Colin Stinton. Directed by David Mamet.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Religion

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Hot Fuzz (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner. On the beat, the pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents and events.
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent. Directed by Edgar Wright.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Employment  Action

Law movies
Illegal/The Big Steal (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  160 min. B&W
Plot: An overly aggressive district attorney sends an innocent man to the chair,and is forced to resign and defend criminals/An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief through Mexico.
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield, Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, William Bendix. Directed by Lewis Allen and Don Siegel.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Death Penalty  Criminal Law

Law movies
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Racial tension ensues when a rural southern sheriff and a black northern detective reluctantly join forces to solve the murder of a wealthy industrialist in Sparta, Mississippi.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Racism  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A veteran secret service agent who is haunted by his failure to protect JFK, must overcome his past to protect the current president.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, Fred Dalton. Directed by Wolfgang Peterson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Politics  Drama

Law movies
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Cast: Tommy Lees Jones, Charlize Theron, Francis Fisher, Susan Sarandon. Directed by Paul Haggis.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement  War

Law movies
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

Law movies
Inside Man (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: The perfect bank robbery goes sour when a criminal mastermind comes up against a determined detective and a mysterious power broker.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directed by Spike Lee.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Mediation

Law movies
Interview, The (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Tony Martin, Aaron Jeffery. Directed by Craig Monahan.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Procedure  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Judge Dredd (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: In a dystopic future, all-powerful and coldly efficient "Judges" act with the supreme authority of both the police force and legal system.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Rob Schneider, Joan Chen. Directed by Danny Cannon.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement

Law movies
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

Law movies
Klute (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: When his old friend, a laboratory engineer vanishes, a detective is hired by his friend's colleague to search for the missing man.
Cast: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Nathan George, Dorothy Tristan, Roy R. Scheider, Rita Gam. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

Law movies
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: A shooting at an all-night diner is investigated by three Los Angeles detectives in their own unique ways.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Russel Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito. Directed by Curtis Hanson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Justice  Evidence

Law movies
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An LAPD officer will stop at nothing to force out the interracial couple who just moved in next door.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Jay Hernandez. Directed by Neil Labute.
Categories:  Drama  Racism  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A veteran cop is partnered with a young suicidal cop as they try to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busy. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Comedy  Action

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Longest Yard, The (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Cromwell, Nelly, William Fichtner, Burt Reynolds. Directed by Robert Aldrich.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Sports  Comedy

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Lovely Bones, The (2009)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A murdered young girl watches over her family and killer.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Jake Abel. Directed by Fran Walsh.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Mad Max (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: In a an increasingly uncivilized future, police officers must defend the highways from gangs of vicious bikers.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward. Directed by George Miller.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Magnum Force (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul, Felton Perry, Robert Urich. Directed by Ted Post.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 100 min. B&W
Plot: A detective takes a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  123 min. B&W
Plot: An aged Senator returns to the small town of Shinbone for the funeral of a friend, and recounts for reporters his relationship with the man.
Cast: John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Woody Strode, Andy Devine, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  Action  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Manhunter (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: To get inside the mind of a serial killer, an FBI profiler is forced to seek counsel with another, imprisoned, serial killer: Hannibal Lector.
Cast: William Peterson, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Tom Noonan. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Horror

Law movies
Memory of a Killer, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A veteran assassin is starting to develop Alzheimer's as he refuses to kill a 12-year old. In Dutch with English subtitles.
Cast: Koen Du Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Jan Decleir. Directed by Erik Van Looy.
Categories:  Foreign  Law Enforcement

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Miami Vice (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: Two detectives go undercover as offshore boat racers and outlaw smugglers to take on the narcotrafficking network of Miami.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Gong Li, Naomie Harris. Directed by Michale Mann.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  Organized Crime

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Midsomer Murders: Death's Shadow (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.
Cast: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Laura Howard, Daniel Casey. Directed by Jeremy Silberston.
Categories:  Television  Law Enforcement

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Miserables, Les (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  216 min. B&W
Plot: A Frenchman of good character has nevertheless been convicted for the minor crime of stealing bread. A minor infraction leads to his relentless pursuit by a policeman.
Cast: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Sir Cedric Hardwicke. Directed by Joseph M. Schenk.
Categories:  Musical  Law Enforcement  Jurisprudence

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Mistrial (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A policeman is upset that a man he arrested for killing two cops may be freed on a technicality and decides to take matters into his own hands.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Robert Loggia, Blair Underwood. Directed by Heywood Gould.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

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Mud (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Two young boys encounter a fugitive and help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, Reese Witherspoon. Directed by Jeff Nichols.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

Law movies
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder, then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt. Directed by Barbet Schroeder.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Evidence  Law Enforcement

Law movies
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: Legendary frontier marshall Wyatt Earp sets out to avenge his brother's murder by cattle rustlers.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Cathy Downs. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement  Family

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Mystic River (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: Childhood friends who drifted apart after a terrible tragedy reunite years later when brutal events reconnect them.
Cast: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement  Conflict

Law movies
Naked Gun Triple Feature, The (1988)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 251 min. 
Plot: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, and The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson. Directed by David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss.
Categories:  Comedy  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

Law movies
Narc (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A suspended narcotics officer is recruited to investigate the murder of a rookie cop killed under mysterious circumstances.
Cast: Jason Patric, Ray Liotta, Busta Rhymes, Chi McBride. Directed by Joe Carnahan.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Sentencing

Law movies
New Jack City (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 101 min. 
Plot: A maverick police detective tries to bring down a city's crack kingpin.
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, Judd Nelson. Directed by Mario Van Peebles.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Next (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel. Directed by Lee Tamahori.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  National Security

Law movies
Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A newly elected district attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation which may involve his father and his partner.
Cast: Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Politics  Drama

Law movies
Observe and Report (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: A security guard is called into action to stop a flasher at the local mall.
Cast: Seth Rogan, Anna Farris, Michael Pena, Ray Liotta. Directed by Jody Hill.
Categories:  Comedy  Law Enforcement  Mental Health

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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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: A police commissioner, a prosecuter, a doctor, and a murder suspect search for a corpse. In Turkish with English subtitles.
Cast: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Firat Tanis. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Categories:  Foreign  Law Enforcement  Criminal Procedure

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One False Move (1992)
Rated:    Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A small-town sheriff gets his big break when murdering drug dealers flee to his town.
Cast: Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Beach, Earl Billings, Jim Metzler. Directed by Carl Franklin.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Family

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Onion Field, The (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Two policemen are kidnapped after pulling a car over for broken brake lights.
Cast: John Savage, James Woods, Franklin Seales, Ted Danson, Ronny Cox, Dianne Hull. Directed by Harold Becker.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

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Out of Sight (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with the US Marshall he has kidnapped.
Cast: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Don Cheadle. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  75 min. B&W
Plot: A cowboy is unable to prevent three wandering travelers from being unjustly lynched for murder.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry Morgan, Jane Darwell, Frank Conroy. Directed by William Wellman.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement  Drama

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Paranoid Park (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard.
Cast: Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Dan Liu, Lauren McKinney, Scott Green. Directed by Gus Van Saint.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 122 min. 
Plot: An aging lawman is hired to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Cast: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Rita Coolidge. Directed by Sam Peckinpah.
Categories:  Western  History  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Pledge, The (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro. Directed by Sean Penn.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Police Academy (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A group of good-hearted but incompotent misfits enter the police academy.
Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Kim cattrall, Bubba Smith, George Gaynes. Directed by Hugh Wilson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Comedy

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
Prey, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A successful bankrobber manages to hide the money before being caught, however, it is not just the police that are looking for the money. In French with English subtitles or dubbed English.
Cast: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac, Sergi López. Directed by Eric Valette.
Categories:  Action  Foreign  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Pride and Glory (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A multi-generational family of NYPD officers moral codes is tested when one of them reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law.
Cast: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle. Directed by Gavin O'Connor.
Categories:  Ethics  Family  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Prince of the City (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 167 min. 
Plot: A cop in an N.Y.C. special investigations unit blows the whistle on department corruption but finds himself more a victim than a hero.
Cast: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett, Kenny Marino. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Ethics  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Proposition, The (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him 9 days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, John Hurt, David Wenham. Directed by John Hillcoat.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement  Family

Law movies
Q & A (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: An assistant D.A. is assigned to investigate the shooting of a drug dealer by a veteran street cop.
Cast: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Organized Crime

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Raising Arizona (1987)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: After an ex-con and an ex-cop marry, the pair decide to kidnap one of the quintuplets of furniture tycoon Nathan Arizona.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

Law movies
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  PG-13 (2 disc set) 111 min. 
Plot: A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, making both friends and enemies.
Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, William Hopper, Rochelle Hudson, Dennis Hopper, Edward Platt. Directed by Nicholas Ray.
Categories:  Juvenile  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Recruit, The (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: One of the top prospects in the new crop of CIA recruits attracts the attention of a veteran agent.
Cast: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan. Directed by Roger Donaldson.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Security

Law movies
Red Dragon (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: An FBI agent seeks the help of Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter to help catch the serial killer known as "The Tooth Fairy."
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson. Directed by Brett Ratner.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Evidence

Law movies
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 100 min. 
Plot: After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Runaway (1984)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A cop is assigned the task of discovering who is responsible for a rash of killings perpetrated by rebellious robots.
Cast: Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, Gene Simmons, Kirstie Alley, Stan Shaw. Directed by Michael Crichton.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Running Man, The (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 101 min. 
Plot: A wrongly-convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a TV game show.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Richard Dawson. Directed by Paul Michael Glaser.
Categories:  Action  Entertainment  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Running Scared (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Two renegade Chicago cops are sent on a mandatory vacation that makes them want to retire.
Cast: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Joe Pantoliano, Jimmy Smits. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  Comedy  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law

Law movies
San Quentin (1937)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  70 min. B&W
Plot: An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate.
Cast: Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Barton MacLane. Directed by Llyod Bacon.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Sea of Love (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A New York detective investigates a serial killer who finds victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers.
Cast: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman. Directed by Harold Becker.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Serpico (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: An honest New York City policeman endures scorn and mistreatment from his fellow officers after blowing the whistle on rampant corruption in the force. Based on a true story.
Cast: Al Pacino, Barbara Eda-Young, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Tony Roberts. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Seven (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Two homicide detectives desperately hunt for a serial killer who chooses seven victims, one by one, each representing egregious examples of transgressions of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt. Directed by David Fincher.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense  Evidence

Law movies
Seven-Ups, The (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.
Cast: Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Larry Haines, Richard Lynch. Directed by Philip D'Antoni.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Shaft (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A New York City police detective, nephew of the original 1970s detective, goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa L. Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Busta Rhymes, Dan Hedaya. Directed by John Singleton.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An FBI cadet is assigned to interview an imprisoned, cannibalistic psychopath in the hopes of getting his help in capturing a crazed serial killer. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Tracey Walter, Charles Napier, Roger Corman. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
Categories:  Horror  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Silverado (1985)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: Four unwitting heroes unite to overthrow a corrupt sheriff and his posse in the sleepy town of Silverado.
Cast: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese, Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Linda Hunt. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
Categories:  Western  Discrimination  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Sin City (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Sin City is a dark, violent place where the police are as corrupt as the streets are deadly.
Cast: Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Elijiah Wood. Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Slow Burn (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: The deputy of a big-city district attorney confesses to killing a man in what she claims was self-defense.
Cast: Ray Liotta, L.L. Cool J, Mekhi Phifer, Bruce McGill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Guy Torry, Taye Diggs, Jolene Blalock. Directed by Wayne Beach.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A Las Vegas magician finds himself the target of professional hit men after he snitches on the Mob.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Joe Carnahan.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Evidence  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Snake Eyes (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A shady police detective finds himself investigating the conspiracy and murder of the Secretary of Defense at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino, Stan Shaw. Directed by Brian De Palma.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics  Drama

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
Soylent Green (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: In an overpopulated future dystopia, a police detective uncovers a terrible government secret.
Cast: Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotton, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Edward G. Robinson. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement  Human Rights

Law movies
Speed (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 115 min. 
Plot: A young cop must save the passengers of a bus that has a bomb set to explode if the bus slows down.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, Jeff Daniels. Directed by Jan DeBont.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Spider-Man (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 121 min. 
Plot: Bitten by a genetically-modified spider, a nerdy high school student uses his new spider-like superpowers to fight the menacing Green Goblin.
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris. Directed by Sam Raimi.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  SciFi/Fantasy

Law movies
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 127 min. 
Plot: The web-slinging superhero must resolve his problematic dual-life while doing battle against the tentacled Doctor Octopus.
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy. Directed by Sam Raimi.
Categories:  Action  Law Enforcement  SciFi/Fantasy

Law movies
Stakeout (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Aidan Quinn. Directed by John Badham.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Comedy  Romance

Law movies
Starsky and Hutch (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of their snitch.
Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Snoop Dogg. Directed by Todd Phillips.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Comedy

Law movies
State of Play (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman's mistress.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Jason Bateman, Jeff Daniels, Helen Mirren . Directed by Kevin MacDonald.
Categories:  Politics  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Straight Time (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A longtime criminal parolee suffers indignity and harassment from a sadistic parole officer who undermines his determination to go straight.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Harry Dean Stanton, Gary Busey, Theresa Russell, M. Emmet Walsh. Directed by Ulu Grosbard.
Categories:  Civil Rights  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Stray Dog (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A young detective desperately tracks the pickpocket who stole his gun. In Japanese, with English subtitles.
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi, Noriko Sengoku, Fumiko Honma. Directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Categories:  Foreign  Law Enforcement  Ethics

Law movies
Sudden Impact (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Drama  Action  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Superman Returns (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  154 min. 
Plot: The Man of Steel, mysteriously absent for several years, returns to Earth.
Cast: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Kal Penn, Sam Huntington, Kevin Spacey. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Categories:  Justice  Law Enforcement  SciFi/Fantasy

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
Taking Lives (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: An FBI profiler is called in to catch a serial killer who assumes the identities of the victims.
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Martinez, Tcheky Karyo, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Gena Rowlands. Directed by D.J. Caruso.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom.
Cast: John Travolta, Denzel Washington, John Turturro, Luis Guzman, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Action

Law movies
Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers.
Cast: Walter matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo. Directed by Joseph Sargent.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Tell No One (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: A two time murder suspect goes on the run, fighting to save his own life. In French with English subtitles or English track.
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Francois Cruzet, Marie Josee Croze, Andrea Dussollier, Giles, Lellouche. Directed by Guillaume Canet.
Categories:  Foreign  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement

Law movies
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars:
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A bank robber is sent to jail after stashing his loot away. He now must come up with an escape plan so he can recover his riches.
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates, Burgess Meredith. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Western

Law movies
Thin Blue Line (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: This documentary recounts the investigation of a criminal case of a man falsely accused of murdering a Dallas police officer.
Cast: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson. Directed by Errol Morris.
Categories:  Documentary  Law Enforcement  Evidence

Law movies
Thomas Crown Affair, The (1968)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A wealthy businessman masterminds the perfect crime, but meets his match in the insurance investigator sent in to solve the crime.
Cast: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Insurance  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Thomas Crown Affair, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  Romance  Insurance  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Thunderheart (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: An FBI man with a Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.
Cast: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward, Fred Dalton Thompson. Directed by Michael Apted.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Tightrope (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A dectective is put on the case of a serial killer whose victims have a personal connection with the officer.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Genevieve Bujold. Directed by Richard Tuggle.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Action

Law movies
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A reformed cat burglar befriends a French heiress to help reveal the real thief to prevent a new string of robberies from being pinned on him.
Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Town, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A longtime thief plans a way out of a life of crime, while dodging an FBI agent looking to take him and his crew down.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper. Directed by Ben Affleck.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Training Day (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Dr. Dre. Directed by Antoine Fuqua.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Ethics  Drama

Law movies
True Confessions (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A Catholic Priest and a homicide detective are drawn together after many years apart, in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a young prostitute.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Burgess Meredeth. Directed by Ulu Grosbard.
Categories:  Religion  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Twisted (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A San Francisco police inspector is searching for a serial killer whose victims all have one thing in common: her.
Cast: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia. Directed by Philip Kaufman.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Law Enforcement  Action

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

Law movies
Under Suspicion (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder when he discovers he is actually the prime suspect.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Stephen Hopkins.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Untouchables, The (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago and the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia, Sean Connery. Directed by Brian DePalma.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Tax

Law movies
Usual Suspects, The (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Dragged in by the police, five professional thieves team up and uncover the identity of a criminal mastermind.
Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, Suzy Amis. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Vanishing Point (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A car delivery driver runs into trouble with the police.
Cast: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger, Victoria Medlin, Paul Koslo, Robert Donner, Timothy Scott. Directed by Richard C. Sarafian.
Categories:  Automobile  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Vertigo (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A San Francisco detective with a paralyzing fear of heights becomes entangled in a mystery surrounding a beautiful woman.
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
Walking Tall (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A Tennessee sheriff almost single-handily cleans up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost to his family life and nearly his own life.
Cast: Joe Don Baker, Noah Berry Jr., Elizabeth Hartman, Felton Perry. Directed by Phil Karlson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Organized Crime  Biography

Law movies
Watchmen (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 186 min. 
Plot: A group of masked heroes are called together once again, to investigate the murder of one of their own.
Cast: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson. Directed by Zack Snyder.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement  Action

Law movies
Westerner, The (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A tough, straight-shooting cowboy encounters the colorful and dangerously unpredicable judge.
Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Dana Andrews. Directed by William Wyier.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Wild Bunch, The (1969)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  145 min. 
Plot: An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the traditional American West disappears around them.
Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmund O'Brien, Warren Oates. Directed by Paul Seydor.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Wire: The Complete Fifth Season, The (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 630 min. 
Plot: This season parallels the struggles of the police department with those of The Baltimore Sun.
Cast: Dominic West, Clark Johnson, Aidan Gillen, Clarke Peters, Wendell Pierce. Directed by Joe Chappelle and Ernest R. Dickerson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Wire: The Complete First Season, The (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 780 min. 
Plot: A sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore, told from the point of view of both the police and their targets.
Cast: Jeffrey Lorenzo, Michael Stone Forrest, Steve Staiger, David Ehrman, Stephen Zaleski. Directed by Daniel Attias.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Wire: The Complete Fourth Season, The (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 780 min. 
Plot: A shake up in the police department during a tight race for mayor allow a gang leader to make his way to the top of the drug trade.
Cast: Dominic West, Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Lance Reddick, Aidan Gillen. Directed by Daniel Attias.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Politics

Law movies
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

Law movies
Wire: The Complete Third Season, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 720 min. 
Plot: As political reform continues in Baltimore, the police continue their attempts to crack down on the drug suppliers in the city.
Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Aidan Gillen, Wood Harris. Directed by Tim Van Patten, Ernest Dickerson, and Agnieszka Ho.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Television

Law movies
Witness (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: After an Amish boy witnesses the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, his mother and his community become enmeshed in the ensuing investigation by a Philadelphia detective.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Alexander Godunov, Danny Glover. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Wolfen (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.
Cast: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines. Directed by Michael Wadleigh.
Categories:  Horror  Law Enforcement

Law movies
World Trade Center (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: On September 11, 2001, two Port Authority police officers become trapped in the rubble of the collapsing World Trade Center.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Stephen Dorff, Jay Hernandez, Michael Shannon. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  History

Law movies
Zodiac (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: A serial killer terrorizes San Francisco with a string of seemingly random murders during the 1960s and 1970s.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards. Directed by David Fincher.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Media  Law Enforcement

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.