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Australia (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  165 min. 
Plot: An English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch in Northern Australia reluctantly enters a pact in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Categories:  Action  War  Property

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Big Lebowski, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An aging hippie, mistaken for a millionaire with the same name, embarks on a quest of restitution for his soiled oriental rug, enlisting his bowling buddies to help.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, John Turturro. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Property  Sports

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Blood Diamond (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  143 min. 
Plot: An ex-mercenary and a local fisherman band together in war-torn Sierra Leone to recover a rare diamond and rescue the fisherman's son. Won five Academy Awards.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Anointing Lukola, David Harewood. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Categories:  Drama  War  Property

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Break-Up, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment.
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Ann-Margret. Directed by Peyton Reed.
Categories:  Comedy  Property

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Caddyshack (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Cast: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, Bill Murray. Directed by Harold Ramis.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Property

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

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Gran Torino (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A disgruntled Korean War vet sets out to reform his Young Hmong neighbor.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Children  Property  Drama

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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: An abandoned wife is wrongly evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners.
Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher, Kim Dickens. Directed by Vadim Perelman.
Categories:  Property  Contracts  Family

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Leviathan (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A man faces misfortune as he fights a corrupt mayor to keep his home from being demolished. In Russian with English subtitles.
Cast: Alekseĭ Serebri͡akov, Elena Li͡adova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madi͡anov, Valeriĭ Grishko. Directed by Andrey Azyagintsev.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Foreign  Property

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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A hunter stumbles upon dead bodies, a stash of heroin, and more than two million in cash near the Rio Grande and decides to keep it for himself.
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Cohn.
Categories:  Action  Criminal Law  Property

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Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Pee-Wee Herman embarks on the big adventure of his life across the U.S. mainland, when his beloved bike is stolen in broad daylight.
Cast: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Property

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Private Property (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: In an attempt to move on with her life, a woman leaves the home she was granted in her divorce in the hands of her adult twin sons. This ignites deep seeded resentment and rivalry between the two. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jeremie Renier, Yannick Renier. Directed by Joachim Lafosse.
Categories:  Family  Property  Foreign

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Repo Man (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A young punk becomes a repo man after losing his job and gets caught up in a series of offbeat adventures.
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez. Directed by Alex Cox.
Categories:  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy  Property

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Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: After a worldwide epidemic, a biotech company launches an organ-financing program, complete with a repossession clause.
Cast: Alexa Vega, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Ogre, Terrance Zdunich, Bill Moseley, Paul Sorvino. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.
Categories:  Musical  Medical  Property

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RocknRolla (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A lucrative real-estate scam attracts some of London's scrappiest tough guys as well as its more established underworld types.
Cast: Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba, Jeremy Piven, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges . Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Categories:  Comedy  Property  Criminal Law

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Shrek (2001)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Tale of Shrek's daring quest to rescue feisty Princess Fiona, as well as the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad.
Cast: Voices of Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, John Lithgow, Mike Myers. Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson.
Categories:  Animation  Property  Romance

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Spiderwick Chronicles, The (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A young boy moves into a mysterious house and discovers evidence that a magical world lies hidden within our own.
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Seth Rogen, Martin Short. Directed by Mark Waters.
Categories:  Children  Property  SciFi/Fantasy

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Station Agent, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: A loner inherits a train station and becomes entangled with an artist and a hot dog vendor.
Cast: Peter Dinklage, Paul Benjamin, Jase Blankfort, Paula Garces, Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Thomas McCarthy.
Categories:  Drama  Wills  Property

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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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Sunshine State (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.
Cast: Jane Alexander, Angela Bassett, Gordon Clapp, Edie Falco, Miguel Ferrer. Directed by John Sayles.
Categories:  Property  Drama

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Up For Grabs (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: The absurd true story of the legal battle over the "Million-Dollar Baseball."
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Michael Wranovics.
Categories:  Documentary  Comedy  Property

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Vanity Fair (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: Growing up poor, a nanny defies her poverty-stricken background and is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Gabriel Byrne, Romola Garai, Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Directed by Mira Nair.
Categories:  Drama  Property  Estates

Law movies
War of the Roses, The (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Told from the lawyer's perspective, this dark comedy follows a divorcing couple's battle over their house.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sagebrecht, Sean Astin, G.D. Spradlin, Peter Donat. Directed by Danny DeVito.
Categories:  Mediation  Property

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Zombieland (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Survivors of the zombie apocalypse have all devised different means of staying alive.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard, Bill Murray. Directed by Ruben Fleischer.
Categories:  Comedy  Horror  Property

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.