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Bambi (1942)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  70 min. 
Plot: A young deer grows up in the wild after his mother is shot by hunters.
Cast: Voices of Hardy Albright, Peter Behn, Tim Davis, Donnie Dugan, Ann Gillis. Directed by James Algor.
Categories:  Animation  Animal  Safety

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Desperate Hours, The (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. B&W
Plot: An escaped convict who breaks into a suburban home and takes a family hostage.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Safety

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Gimme Shelter (1970)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Various directors.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Safety

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Grey, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A roughneck group of oil drillers is forced to find a way back to civilization after their plane crashes in remote Alaskan wilderness.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, James Badge Dale. Directed by Joe Carnahan.
Categories:  Drama  Safety

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Hunting Ground, The (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Weaves together rape crimes on college campuses, institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and families.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Kirby Dick.
Categories:  Documentary  Safety  Women

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Independence Day (1996)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  145 min. 
Plot: Spaceships appear and wonder turns to terror as they attack cities all over the earth.
Cast: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid. Directed by Roland Emmerich.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Safety

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 115 min. 
Plot: In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright. Directed by Philip Kaufman.
Categories:  Horror  Health  Safety

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Leopard Man, The/The Ghost Ship (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  135 min. B&W
Plot: An escaped publicity leopard may be responsible for several killings/Strange deaths at sea may be due to an authority obsession.
Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Jean Brooks, Isabell Jewel, Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett. Directed by Jacques Tourneur/Mark Robson.
Categories:  Horror  Safety  Maritime

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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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Mission Impossible III (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: Agent Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceĆ© in response .
Cast: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames. Directed by J J Abrams.
Categories:  Action  Safety  Mystery/Suspense

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Missouri Breaks, The (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A rancher hires a regulator to hunt down horse thieves; one at a time.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  Drama  Western  Safety

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No!: The Rape Documentary (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Riveting testimonials from Black women rape survivor stories who defy victimization.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Aishah Shahidah Simmons.
Categories:  Documentary  Women  Safety

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Outland (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A futuristic cop probes mysterious deaths among workers in a mining colony on one of Jupiter's moons.
Cast: Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen, James B. Sikking, Kika Markham. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Safety  Criminal Law

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Patriots Day (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J. K. Simmons. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  History  Economics  Safety

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Scared Straight (1978)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: The filmed depiction of a program where convicts tell troubled kids about the horrors of prison life.
Cast: Peter Falk, Doug Cronin. Directed by Arnold Shapiro.
Categories:  Documentary  Conflict  Safety

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Splash (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy  Safety

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

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

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  144 min. 
Plot: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Safety

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.