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American Psycho (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: In this dark satire of 1980's excess, a New York investment banker hides his alternate deranged ego from his co-workers and friends as he falls deeper into psychosis.
Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafaoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas. Directed by Mary Harron.
Categories:  Mental Health  Horror  Criminal Law

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Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family
Cast: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson, Peter Lorre, Priscilla Lane, Edward Everett Horton. Directed by Frank Capra.
Categories:  Family  Comedy  Mental Health

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Away From Her (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An Ontario couple, married for over 40 years, are forced to face the fact that the wife's forgetfulness is actually Alzheimer's disease.
Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson. Directed by Sarah Polley.
Categories:  Elder  Medical  Mental Health

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Black Swan (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet. A Swan Lake dancer slowly loses her grip on sanity when a newcomer sets out to steal her role.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Categories:  Drama  Art  Mental Health

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Blue Jasmine (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister.
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Mental Health

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Cat People/The Curse of the Cat People (1942)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  143 min. B&W
Plot: A new bride fears an ancient hex when in passion/An imaginative child has trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality.
Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt. Directed by Jacques Turner/Gunther von Fritsch.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Family

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Catch-22 (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.
Cast: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Buck Henry, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight, Orson Welles. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Comedy  War  Mental Health

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

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Con Man (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  53 min. 
Plot: About a man who throughout his life assumed a series of fraudulent identities.
Cast: James Arthur Hogue. Directed by Jesse Moss.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Mental Health

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Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.
Cast: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell. Directed by Shane Meadows.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Mental Health

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Disturbia (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss. Directed by D.J. Caruso.
Categories:  Sentencing  Mental Health  Drama

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First Blood (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A Vietnam Veteran is arrested in a small northern town by an abusive sheriff, only to escape and wage a one man war against the sheriff.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy. Directed by Ted Kotcheff.
Categories:  Action  Military  Mental Health

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Game, The (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 129 min. 
Plot: A millionaire control freak receives an enigmatic birthday gift of a life and death game.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn. Directed by David Fincher.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health  Family

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Gaslight (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. B&W
Plot: A young bride is psychologically tortured by her husband.
Cast: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Angela Landsbury. Directed by George Cuker.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health  Marital Relations

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Gift, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light.
Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton. Directed by Joel Edgerton.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health  Marital Relations

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Gingerbread Man, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A bright young lawyer becomes obsessed with a client who is being stalked by her deranged father, plunging him into a world of deadly deceit.
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr., Daryl Hannah, Tom Berenger, Robert Duvall. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health

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God Bless America (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.
Cast: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith. Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Mental Health

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Grace is Gone (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Unable to tell his daughters the news that his wife was killed in Iraq, a father takes them on a road trip.
Cast: John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola. Directed by James C. Strouse.
Categories:  Family  Mental Health  Drama

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Guilty Except for Insanity (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  51 min. 
Plot: A psychology professor returns to the Oregon State Hospital, the location of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and recounts the stories of real patients who live in this famous hospital for the criminally insane.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Jan Haaken.
Categories:  Documentary  Mental Health  Sentencing

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Harvey (1950)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: Tale of a mild-mannered, pleasant man, who just happens (he says) to have an invisible friend resembling a 6-foot rabbit.
Cast: Jimmy Stewart, Josephine Hull, Charles Drake, Cecil Kellaway. Directed by Henry Koster.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Mental Health

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High Anxiety (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A renowned Harvard psychiatrist with a paralyzing fear of heights becomes head of the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very Very Nervous.
Cast: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, Howard Morris, Dick Van Patten. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Categories:  Comedy  Mental Health  Criminal Procedure

Law movies
Hitch-Hiker, The (1952)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  70 min. B&W
Plot: Two carefree young travelers make the mistake of their lives when they pick up a mysterious, and slightly psychotic, hitch-hiker
Cast: Jose Torvay, Sam Hayes, Wendel Niles, Jean Del Val. Directed by Ida Lupino.
Categories:  Transportation  Drama  Mental Health

Law movies
Hitchcock Thrillers (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 7 hours, 11 min. B&W
Plot: Classic thrillers include Suspicion, Strangers On a Train, I Confess, and The Wrong Man.
Cast: Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant, Robert Walker, Farley Granger, Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Procedure  Mental Health

Law movies
I Walked With a Zombie/The Body Snatcher (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  146 min. B&W
Plot: Canadian nurse travels to the West Indies to care for a mental paralysis victim/A fight to the death over exhumed cadavers.
Cast: James Ellions, Frances Dee, Tom Conway, Boris Karloff, Edith Atwater, Russell Wade. Directed by Jacques Tourneur/Robert Wise.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Medical

Law movies
Insomnia (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Two homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Cast: Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, Robin Williams. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health  Criminal Procedure

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Instinct (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to young psychologist to get through to him.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Categories:  Mental Health  Drama

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Intermission (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Kelly MacDonald, Colm Meaney, Cillian Murphy, Colin Farrell. Directed by John Crowley.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Mental Health

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Internet's Own Boy, The (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.
Cast: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn. Directed by Brian Knappenberger.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Mental Health

Law movies
Killing of John Lennon, The (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of Mark Champman's plan to murder John Lennon.
Cast: Jonas Ball, Krisha Fairchild, Gunter Stern, Gail Kay Bell. Directed by Andrew Piddington.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Mental Health

Law movies
King of Hearts (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An army private has been sent on a mission to detonate a bomb in a French village, only to find that the inhabitants have been replaced by escapees from the local asylum.
Cast: Alan Bates, Pierre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Brialy. Directed by Philippe De Broca.
Categories:  War  Foreign  Mental Health

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L'Enfant (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Ségard, Fabrizio Rongione. Directed by Zsoh Bacs.
Categories:  Foreign  Mental Health  Domestic Relations

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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: An awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town finally brings home the girl of his dreams, the only problem is that she's not real.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner. Directed by Craig Gillespie.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Mental Health

Law movies
Last Tango in Paris (1973)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: An American widower in Paris plunges into a torrid sexual relationship with a young French girl half his age.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality  Mental Health

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Leave No Trace (2018)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A father and his teen daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard. Directed by Debra Granik.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Mental Health

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Lilith (1964)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: A mysterious young woman weaves a magical spell that affects the behavior of those around her.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Gene Hackman. Directed by Robert Rossen.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Gender

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

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Marnie (1964)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: A husband struggles to help his wife overcome her psychological problems.
Cast: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker, Martin Gabel. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health  Marital Relations

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Master, The (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  144 min. 
Plot: An American naval veteran arrives home unsettled and uncertain of his future in post-World War II.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Dern. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Mental Health

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Misery (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A famous novelist is rescued from a crash by an obsessed fan.
Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farmsworth. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health  Safety

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Mr. Holmes (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes, deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case and a woman, the memory of whom still haunts him.
Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker. Directed by Bill Condon.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health

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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: Two beautiful women are caught up in a lethally twisted mystery.
Cast: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Ann Miller, Robert Forster. Directed by David Lynch.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Women

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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

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Of Mice and Men (1939)
Rated:    Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. B&W
Plot: Portrays migrant workers on a Western ranch in the 1930s Depression.
Cast: Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney, Jr., Charles Bickford. Directed by Lewis Milestone.
Categories:  Drama  Labor  Mental Health

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Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  175 min. 
Plot: Epic story of a mysterious stranger who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a widow from a ruthless assassin.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jack Elam, Jason Robards Jr.. Directed by Sergio Leone.
Categories:  Drama  Western  Mental Health

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Ordinary People (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among them.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch. Directed by Robert Redford.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Mental Health

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Peeping Tom (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera.
Cast: Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley. Directed by Michael Powell.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Women

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Pink Panther Strikes Again, The (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: After a nervous breakdown, Chief Inspector Dreyfus builds a criminal organization devoted to the extermination of Inspector Clouseau.
Cast: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Colin Blakely, Leonard Rossiter. Directed by Blake Edwards.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Mental Health  Comedy

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Prince of Tides (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Cast: Barbara Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner. Directed by Barbara Streisand.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Mental Health

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Psycho (1960)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. B&W
Plot: The search for her missing sister leads a woman to the Bates Motel.
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Horror  Criminal Law  Mental Health

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Question of Silence, A (1983)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  VHS  92 min. 
Plot: Three women, all strangers, beat a man to death in a dress boutique while other shoppers ignore the situation. Subtitled in English.
Cast: Cox Habbema, Nelly Frijda, Henriette Tol, Edda Barenda. Directed by Marlene Gorris.
Categories:  Women  Criminal Law  Mental Health

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Quiet Rage (1992)
Rated:    Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  52 min. 
Plot: Discusses a prison simulation experiment conducted in 1971 with students at Stanford University and considers the causes and effects that make prisons such an emotional issue.
Cast: Narrated by Philip G. Zimbardo. Directed by Ken Musen.
Categories:  Documentary  Mental Health

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Ravenous (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones. Directed by Antonia Bird.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  Mental Health

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Rebecca (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  130 min. B&W
Plot: A newlywed wife finds her life dominated by the almost spectral influence of her new husband's late wife, who still rules from beyond the grave.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Mental Health

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Ruling Class, The (1972)
Rated:     Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  154 min. 
Plot: A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his mentally ill son.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews. Directed by Peter Medak.
Categories:  Estates  Mental Health  Family

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Shine (1996)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: The troubling life story of famous pianist David Helfgott.
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Chris Haywood, Alex Rafalowicz. Directed by Scott Hicks.
Categories:  Biography  Family  Mental Health

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Side Effects (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.
Cast: Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Women

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A man who has lost everything creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver. Directed by David O. Russell.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Family

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Single Man, A (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: An English professor finds it difficult to cope after losing his partner.
Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode. Directed by Tom Ford.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Mental Health

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Sixth Sense, The (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Joel Osment, Toni Collete. Directed by M. NIght Shyamalan.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health

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Sling Blade (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 148 min. 
Plot: A simple man, hospitalized for 25 years after committing a horrific crime, finally returns home.
Cast: Billy Bob Thorton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, Robert Duvall. Directed by Billy Bob Thorton.
Categories:  Drama  Sentencing  Mental Health

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Snake Pit (1948)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: Following an emotional collapse a woman is placed in a mental institution by her husband.
Cast: Olivia De Havilland, Celeste Holm, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn. Directed by Anatole Partos.
Categories:  Drama  Marital Relations  Mental Health

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Snowtown Murders, The (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A teen falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Cast: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris. Directed by Justin Kurzel.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Mental Health

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Soloist, The (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A journalist befriends a homeless, Julliard-trained musician.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander. Directed by Joe Wright.
Categories:  Media  Mental Health  Drama

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Spellbound (1945)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. B&W
Plot: A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman, Leo G. Carroll, Michael Chekhov. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Mental Health

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Split (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Mystery/Suspense

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Stanford Prison Experiment, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Twenty-four male students were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison.
Cast: Olivia Thirlby, Ezra Miller, Billy Crudup. Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health

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Stardust Memories (1980)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. B&W
Plot: While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Cast: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault, Tony Roberts, Daniel Stern. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Mental Health

Law movies
Still Mine (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.
Cast: James Cromwell, Ronan Rees, Genevieve Bujold. Directed by Michael McGowan.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Property

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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: The only son of wealthy widow dies while on vacation with his cousin.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  Mental Health

Law movies
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 110 min. B&W
Plot: A down-on-his-luck screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Entertainment  Mental Health  Drama

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Take Shelter (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a family man questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Katy Mixon, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart. Directed by Jeff Nichols.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Family

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Three Faces of Eve, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A psychiatrist diagnoses a young housewife with multiple personalities disorder.
Cast: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb. Directed by Nunnally Johnson.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Women

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Total Recall (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: When a man goes for virtual vacation to the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does it?
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Ronny Cox. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Mental Health

Law movies
Total Recall  (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A factory worker takes a mind-trip vacation with Rekall and ends up a hunted man when the procedure goes wrong.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy. Directed by Len Wiseman.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Mental Health  Action

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Treatment, The (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A prep school teacher is at his wits end and in therapy with a maniacal psychiatrist when he meets an enigmatic and beautiful widow.
Cast: Chris Eigeman, Ian Holm, Famke Janssen. Directed by Oren Rudavsky.
Categories:  Mental Health  Comedy

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Truman Show, The (1998)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An insurance salesman discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Ed Harris. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  Entertainment  Drama  Mental Health

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Welcome, The: A Healing Journey for War Veterans and Their Families (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Offers an intimate view of life after war: the pride, isolation, fear, anger and pain of post-traumatic stress that affects vets and family members alike.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Kim Shelton.
Categories:  Documentary  Military  Mental Health

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Wild (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Keene McRae. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Mental Health

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Woman in Black, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A young lawyer is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client's papers.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White. Directed by James Watkins.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  Mental Health

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Woman Under the Influence, A (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: A blue collar man attempts to deal with his wife's mental instability.
Cast: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk. Directed by John Cassavetes.
Categories:  Marital Relations  Mental Health  Drama

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Young Frankenstein (1974)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits his grandfather's castle and decides to repeat the experiments.
Cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Categories:  Comedy  Estates  Mental Health

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.