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Law movies
Bound (1996)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A tough female ex con and her lover concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on her lover's boyfriend.
Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John Ryan. Directed by The Wachowski Brothers.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Sexuality  Drama

Law movies
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  235 min. 
Plot: An epic love story in which two young men meet and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid. Directed by Ang Lee.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Sexuality

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

Law movies
Children's Hour, The (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: A trouble-making student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of having a relationship with each other.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Education  Drama  Sexuality

Law movies
Cruel and Unusual (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  63 min. 
Plot: Five transgender women share their prison experiences.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Janet Baus and Dan Hunt.
Categories:  Documentary  Sexuality  Human Rights

Law movies
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

Law movies
Disclosure (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A female executive manipulates her former lover, who counters with a sexual harassment suit.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Caroline Goodall, Dennis Miller. Directed by Barry Levinson.
Categories:  Gender  Sexuality  Employment

Law movies
Disobedience (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A woman returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier.
Cast: Alessandro Nivola, Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams . Directed by Sebastián Lelio.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality  Religion

Law movies
Dreamers, The (2003)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A group of students fall in love and sleep around against the backdrop of the 1968 student riots in Paris.
Cast: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Robin Renucci, Anna Chancellor. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality

Law movies
Event, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A district attorney is investigating a series of unexplained deaths that have occured among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district.
Cast: Brent Carver, Olympie Dukakis, Jane Leeves, Don Mckellar, Sarah Polley, Parker Posey. Directed by Thom Fitzgerald.
Categories:  Sexuality  Medical  Drama

Law movies
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex (1972)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben
Cast: Woody Allen, John Carradine, Tony Randall, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Sexuality

Law movies
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A British man falls for an American woman, who he meets at the first of a long series of weddings.
Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Sexuality

Law movies
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. 
Plot: A homosexual and a political prisoner are cell mates in a South American prison.
Cast: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga. Directed by Hector Abenco.
Categories:  Sentencing  Sexuality  SciFi/Fantasy

Law movies
Laramie Project, The (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of a town forced to confront itself when Matthew Shepard is found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming.
Cast: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Laura Linney, Summer Phoenix. Directed by Moisés Kaufman.
Categories:  Documentary  Discrimination  Sexuality

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

Law movies
Milk (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Cast: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco. Directed by Gus Van Sant.
Categories:  Sexuality  Biography  Politics

Law movies
Moonlight (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars:
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: Chronicles the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Cast: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson. Directed by Barry Jenkins.
Categories:  Drama  Juvenile  Sexuality

Law movies
Night Porter, The (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti, Giuseppe Addobbati. Directed by Liliana Cavani.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality  War

Law movies
Pariah (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Cast: Kim Wayans, Adepero Oduye, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell. Directed by Dee Rees.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Sexuality

Law movies
Sessions, The (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A man in an iron lung contacts a professional sex surrogate.
Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, Adam Arkin, Rhea Perlman. Directed by Ben Lewin.
Categories:  Disability  Sexuality  Medical

Law movies
Sex and the City: The Complete First Season (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 360 min. 
Plot: The first season of the show about dating, mating, and relating in New York.
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Charlotte York. Directed by Martha Coolidge and Allen Coulter.
Categories:  Women  Television  Sexuality

Law movies
Shame (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A lawyer traveling through the Australian Outback on holiday stops in a small Western town after her motorcycle breaks down.
Cast: Deborra-Lee Furness, Tony Barry, Simone Buchanan, Gillian Jones. Directed by Steve Jodrell.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality  Criminal Law

Law movies
Something Wild (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A respectable Wall Street tax consultant embarks on a crazy, erotic, wild, but ultimately dangerous, weekend.
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
Categories:  Comedy  Sexuality  Domestic Relations

Law movies
Spa Night (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex at the spa that both scares and excites him. In Korean and English, with English subtitles.
Cast: Joe Seo, Haerry Kim, You Ho Cho. Directed by Andrew Ahn.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Sexuality

Law movies
Swoon (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. B&W
Plot: Based on the infamous Leopold-Loeb murder case of the 1920s, two intelligent, wealthy homosexual adolescents are convicted of kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old boy from their Hyde Park neighborhood.
Cast: Craig Chester, Daniel Schlachet, Michael Kirby, Michael Stumm, Ron Vawter. Directed by Tom Kalin.
Categories:  Biography  Sexuality  Drama

Law movies
Transamerica (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A conservative transsexual takes an unexpected journey across the country when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
Cast: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Burt Young. Directed by Duncan Tucker.
Categories:  Sexuality  Comedy  Family

Law movies
Victim (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Peter McEnery. Directed by Basil Dearden.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality

Law movies
Wag the Dog (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: When the president of the United States is about to get caught in a sex scandal 14 days from the election it must be time to invent a war.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Woody Harrelson, Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macy. Directed by Barry Levinson.
Categories:  Politics  War  Sexuality

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.