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10 Rillington Place (1971)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A middle aged mans unassuming demeanor masks the fact that he is a serial killer.
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood. Directed by Richard Fleischer.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Procedure  Trial

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12 (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  159 min. 
Plot: Twelve men must decide the fate of a young man accused of murder. In Russian with English subtitles.
Cast: Sergey Makovetsky, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Garmash, Valentin Gaft. Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov.
Categories:  Drama  Trial  Foreign

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Animal House (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 109 min. 
Plot: A college dean is determined to expel an entire fraternity from campus, but they have other plans for him.
Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Cesare Danova, Donald Sutherland. Directed by John Landis.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Trial

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Crude (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Joe Berlinger.
Categories:  Documentary  Environmental  Trial

Law movies
Fracture (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he's trying to prosecute.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike. Directed by Gregory Hoblit.
Categories:  Evidence  Trial  Criminal Law

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Lincoln Lawyer, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car has spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo. Directed by Brad Forman.
Categories:  Drama  Trial  Ethics

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Man In the Glass Booth, The (1975)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Seemingly at the edge of sanity, a Jewish millionaire entrepreneur benevolently rules his financial empire from his Manhattan penthouse.
Cast: Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman, Luther Adler. Directed by Arthur Hiller.
Categories:  Business  Trial  War

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McLibel: Two People Who Wouldn't Say Sorry (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: Story of two ordinary people who humiliated McDonald's in the biggest corporate PR disaster in history.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Franny Armstrong and Ken Loach.
Categories:  Documentary  Trial  Corporations

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Two youths accused of murder in a small Alabama town are represented by a relative who has never won a case.
Cast: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne. Directed by Jonathon Lynn.
Categories:  Comedy  Trial  Criminal Law

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No Crossover (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A return to Hampton to take a look at the still-disputed Allen Iverson incident and its impact on Iverson and the community as a whole.
Cast: Features multiple Hampton natives and camcorder footage. Directed by Steve James.
Categories:  Documentary  Trial  Racism

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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 112 min. 
Plot: Four American astronauts crash on a far-off planet where humans are considered beasts.
Cast: Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Roddy McDowell, Maurice Evans. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Trial

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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to the legendary filmmaker's sudden flight from the United States.
Cast: Cast portrays themselves. Directed by Marina Zenovich.
Categories:  Documentary  Trial  Ethics

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Seinfeld: Season 9 (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 9 hours, 13 min. 
Plot: The concluding misadventures of a neurotic New York stand-up comedian and his equally neurotic New York friends.
Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander. Directed by various.
Categories:  Television  Comedy  Trial

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Trial of Bernhard Goetz, The (1988)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: The restaging of the 1987 trial of Bernhard Goetz.
Cast: Peter Crombie, Richard Libertini, Andrew Robinson, Dann Florek. Directed by Harry Moses.
Categories:  Drama  Justice  Trial

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When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A look at the rock band The Doors, with rare exclusive footage.
Cast: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison. Directed by Tom DiCillo.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical  Trial

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.