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Law movies
Changing Lanes (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: The rage between a young lawyer and a businessman involved in a minor automobile accident escalates into a dangerous feud.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Affleck. Directed by Roger Michell.
Categories:  Drama  Ethics  Transportation

Law movies
Collateral (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. 
Plot: A cab driver in Los Angeles finds himself the hostage of a charismatic contract killer making his rounds from hit to hit.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Transportation

Law movies
Flight (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  138 min. 
Plot: An airline pilot saves lives during a crash, but an investigation into the malfunction reveals something more troubling.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Transportation  Drama  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
Jumper (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A young man discovers he has the ability to transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on Earth.
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Michael Rooker, Annasophia Robb, Max Thieriot, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Action  Transportation  Government

Law movies
Lady Vanishes, The (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 96 min. B&W
Plot: While traveling in continental Europe, a young woman realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.
Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Transportation  Women

Law movies
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: An advertising executive trying to get home for Thanksgiving must pair up with an obnoxious traveling salesman.
Cast: Steve Martin, John Candy. Directed by John Hughes.
Categories:  Contracts  Transportation  Comedy

Law movies
Singles (1992)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A group of twenty-something friends, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.
Cast: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Sheila Kelley, Jim true, Bill Pullman, Matt Dillon. Directed by Cameron Crowe.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Transportation

Law movies
Stagecoach (1939)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. B&W
Plot: Nine disparate travelers are thrust together on a stagecoach destined for Apache territory.
Cast: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Berto Churchill, Tim Holt. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  Transportation

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.