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20th Century Women (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.
Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig. Directed by Mike Mills.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Women

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27 Dresses (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man with whom she's secretly in love.
Cast: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Judy Greer. Directed by Anne Fletcher.
Categories:  Women  Comedy  Romance

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3 Women (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A shy, reclusive girl starts work at a solarium and becomes emotionally attached to her fellow worker whom she appears to swap personalities with after an accident.
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall, Janice Rule. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Women  Medical

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Accused, The (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: When a waitress is gang-raped, she finds herself battling the legal system, not once but twice, as she and her attorney go after her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Kelly McGillis, Bernie Coulson, Steve Antin, Leo Rossi, Woody Brown. Directed by Jonathon Kaplan.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Criminal Law

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Against the Ropes (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A female boxing promoter endures and succeeds in the male-dominated sport.
Cast: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Tony Shaloub, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington. Directed by Charles S. Dutton.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Women

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Alfie (1966)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Alfie is a confident, charming lothario whose quest for immediate pleasure leaves behind a trail of emotional wreckage.
Cast: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin. Directed by Lewis Gilbert.
Categories:  Women  Comedy

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All of Me (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A dying millionnaire has her soul transferred into a younger woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.
Cast: Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Richard Libertini, Victoria Tennant. Directed by Carl Reiner.
Categories:  Comedy  Women

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Always Shine (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  85 min. 
Plot: Best friends take a weekend trip hopeful to re-establish their bond, which leads to a confrontation that forever changes their lives.
Cast: Mackenzi Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald, Lawrence Michael. Directed by Sophia Takal.
Categories:  Women  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

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Anchorman (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: An ambitious woman is hired as a news anchor in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 70's.
Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell. Directed by Adam McKay.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Women

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Antonia's Line (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.
Cast: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Els Dottermans. Directed by Marleen Gorris.
Categories:  Foreign  Comedy  Women

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Arranged (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: An Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn and discover that they have much in common, including that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.
Cast: Zoe Lister Jones, Francis Benhamou, John Rothman. Directed by Diane Crespo & Stefan Schaefer.
Categories:  Women  Religion  Drama

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Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The (1974)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 110 min. 
Plot: As the civil rights movement heats up, a former slave recants her memories of the black experience of working on a southern plantation to fetching water for soldiers in the Civil War to her views on the current and turbulent equal rights movement.
Cast: Cicely Tyson, Barbara Chaney, Richard Dysart, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy. Directed by John Korty.
Categories:  Biography  Civil Rights  Women

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Baby Mama (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her surrogate.
Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shephard. Directed by Michael McCullers.
Categories:  Children  Women  Comedy

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Becoming Jane (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Waters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith. Directed by Julian Jarrold.
Categories:  Biography  Romance  Women

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Beguiled, The (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  93 min. 
Plot: The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning. Directed by Sofia Coppola.
Categories:  Drama  War  Women

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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood abuse, looks everywhere for love without ever quite finding it.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson. Directed by Craig Brewer.
Categories:  Women  Drama

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Black Widow (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A federal agent uncovers a pattern of murder where a cunning woman marries millionaires, poisons them, and inherits their fortunes before disappearing and resurfacing in search of new victims.
Cast: Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey, Dennis Hopper, Nicol Williamson. Directed by Bob Rafelson.
Categories:  Insurance  Wills  Women

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Blancanieves (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: A twist on the Snow White fairy tale filmed as a 1920s silent picture, set in Spain and featuring a female bullfighter.
Cast: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina, Pere Ponce, Macarena García, Sofía Oria, Josep Maria Pou, Inma Cuesta, Ramón Barea, Emilio Gavira, Sergio Dorado. Directed by Pablo Berger.
Categories:  Foreign  Gender  Women

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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: The story of Teena Brandon, a cross-dressing youth who preferred life as her male identity, Brandon Teena.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alicia Goranson. Directed by Kimberly Peirce.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Discrimination

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Bridesmaids (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd. Directed by Paul Feig.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Women

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Burning Bed, The (1984)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *** 1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A woman transforms from loving wife to a murderess.
Cast: Farrah Fawcett, Paul LeMat, Richard Masur, Grace Zabriskie, Penelope Milford, James Callahan. Directed by Robert Greenwald.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Television

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City of Life and Death (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 113 min. Color/B&W
Plot: Depicts the infamous reign of terror conducted by the occupying Japanese army in the Chinese capitol of Nanking in 1937, based on recorded witness testimony from survivors. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Cast: Ye Liu, Yuanyuan Gao, Hideo Nakaizumi. Directed by Chuan Lu.
Categories:  War  Foreign  Women

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Close to Home (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Two 18-year-old girls are assigned to work together during their compulsory military service and an unlikely friendship forms. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Cast: Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Irit Suki, Dani Geva. Directed by Dalia Hager and Vidi Bilu.
Categories:  Foreign  Women  Military

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Dark Girls (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  71 min. 
Plot: Explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.
Cast: . Directed by D. Channsin & Bill Duke.
Categories:  Documentary  Racism  Women

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Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. B&W
Plot: An alcoholic public relations man and his wife try to break the cycle of addiction.
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman. Directed by Blake Edwards.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Health  Women

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Death Proof (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 113 min. 
Plot: A stuntman who has a habit of stalking young women tangles with the wrong group.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Portier. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Action  Women

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Devil Wears Prada, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A naive young women lands a job as assistant to a demanding fashion magazine editor.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier. Directed by David Frankel.
Categories:  Comedy  Women  Ethics

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Diabolique (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.
Cast: Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Women  Criminal Law

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Two con men working the same con, in the same town, discover it isn't big enough for both of them.
Cast: Steve Martin, Michael Cane, Glenne Headley, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris. Directed by Frank Oz.
Categories:  Comedy  Women  Ethics

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta is extremely independent, butcan no longer drive so her son insists on hiring a driver.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Akroyd. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Racism

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Elle (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny. Directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Mystery/Suspense

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Evening (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: As a woman lays dying, she conveys to her daughters the defining moments in her life.
Cast: Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Dancy, Meryl Streep. Directed by Lajos Koltai.
Categories:  Romance  Women

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Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  168 min. 
Plot: A willful, flirtatious, young woman unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.
Cast: Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates. Directed by John Schlesinger.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Romance

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Female Perversions (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  VHS  119 min. 
Plot: A high-powered attorney goes through a psychological meltdown as she navigates bisexual relationships, a nomination for a judgeship and the shoplifting arrest of her rebellious sister.
Cast: Tilda Swenton, Amy Madigan, Karen Sillas. Directed by Susan Streitfield.
Categories:  Women  Drama

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Flawless (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A retiring janitor convinces a glass-ceiling constrained executive to help him steal a handful of diamonds from their employer.
Cast: Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Lambert Wilson, Joss Ackland. Directed by Michael Radford.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Women

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For Colored Girls (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Women portray characters represented in a collection of poems revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
Cast: Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy, Kimberly Elise, Omari Hardwick. Directed by Tyler Perry.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Public Land  Women

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Frances Ha (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  86 min. B&W
Plot: A New York woman apprentices for a dance company and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Esper, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, Charlotte d'Amboise, Grace Gummer. Directed by Noah Baumbach.
Categories:  Romance  Women

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Frenzy (1972)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: London is terrorized by the neck tie murderer.
Cast: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Alec McCwen, Billie Whitelaw. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Evidence  Women

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Frida (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 123 min. 
Plot: A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
Cast: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Valeria Golino, Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Julie Taymor.
Categories:  Biography  Politics  Women

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From Hell (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: In Victorian era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders committed by Jack the Ripper.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane. Directed by The Hughes Brothers.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Women  Law Enforcement

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Girl Fight (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A teenager on the verge of being kicked out of school begins training as a boxer and discovers her true talent.
Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon, Santiago Douglas. Directed by Patrick Cady.
Categories:  Women  Drama  Sports

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Gloria (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A divorced woman with grown children spends her nights at social dance clubs for singles. In Spanish, with English subtitles.
Cast: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora, Luz Jiménez, Alejandro Goic, Liliana García . Directed by Sebastián Lelio.
Categories:  Foreign  Women  Domestic Relations

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Half the Sky (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hours, 52 min. 
Plot: Documentary on the oppression and girls worldwide in the 21st-century.
Cast: America Ferrera, Nicholas Kristof, Diane Lane, Dipti Mehta, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde. Directed by Maro Chermayeff.
Categories:  Women  Documentary  Human Rights

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Holiday, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Two women with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black, Jude Law. Directed by Nancy Meyers.
Categories:  Romance  International  Women

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Home of the Brave (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Explores the tragic story of Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman killed during the civil rights movement.
Cast: Narration by Stockard Channing . Directed by Irwin Winkler.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  Women

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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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Hustle & Flow (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An aging pimp struggles for redemption by attempting to become a respected rapper.
Cast: Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, D.J. Quallis, Ludacris. Directed by Craig Brewer.
Categories:  Entertainment  Women  Drama

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I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: Why is an inspector trying to railroad a man for the murder of a model?
Cast: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar. Directed by Bruce Humberstone.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Criminal Procedure

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I Want To Live! (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  120 min. B&W
Plot: After being arrested for the murder of an older woman, two gamblers try to frame a former partner.
Cast: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel. Directed by Robert Wise.
Categories:  Biography  Women  Drama

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I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars:
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison. In French, with English subtitles.
Cast: Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grevill, Frederic Pierrot. Directed by Philippe Claudel.
Categories:  Women  Sentencing  Drama

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Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  184 min. 
Plot: A young woman is transported to an Australian penal colony in 1788.
Cast: Romola Garai, Jack Davenport, Alex O'Loughlin, Sam Neill. Directed by Peter Andrikidis.
Categories:  Sentencing  Women  Television

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Iron Jawed Angels (2014)
Rated:    Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
Cast: Hilary Swank Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston. Directed by Katja von Garnier.
Categories:  Drama  History  Women

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Jane Eyre (1943)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. B&W
Plot: Orphan Jane Eyre is hired by the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.
Cast: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Women

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Jury of Her Peers, A (1980)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  30 min. 
Plot: A woman is jailed after her husband is found murdered in his sleep.
Cast: Diane de Lorian, Dorothy Lancaster, Sheila Hinchliffe, Mark Margolis. Directed by Sally Heckel.
Categories:  Women  Justice

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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

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Last Dance (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A young lawyer is assigned to the clemency case of a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death.
Cast: Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher, Jack Thompson. Directed by Bruce Beresford.
Categories:  Women  Death Penalty  Advocacy

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Life or Something Like It (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A comedy about making choices, making friends, and making a mess.
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Tony Shalhoub, Christian Kane, Stockard Channing. Directed by Stephen Herek.
Categories:  Romance  Media  Women

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Lolita (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  153 min. B&W
Plot: A middle-aged professors marries a women after becoming infatuated with her teenage daughter.
Cast: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Women  Drama  Family

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Magdalene Sisters, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy. Directed by Peter Mullan.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Women

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 145 min. 
Plot: An impoverished girl becomes a renowned geisha, trained in all the artistic and social skills she must master in order to survive in her society.
Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Gong Li. Directed by Rob Marshall.
Categories:  Women  Gender  Discrimination

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 132 min. 
Plot: A determined young woman wins over a hardened trainer in order to establish herself as a boxer.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Sports  Medical  Women

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Miss Potter (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: The story of the children's book author Beatrix Potter and her struggle for love, happiness, and success.
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paterson, Emily Watson. Directed by Chris Noonan.
Categories:  Biography  Women

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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s college girls to question their traditional societal roles.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery . Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Education  Women

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Monster (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Biopic of female serial killer Aileen Wuornos, executed for killing seven men in the state of Florida during the 1980s.
Cast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Scott Wilson. Directed by Patty Jenkins.
Categories:  Women  Biography  Sentencing

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Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  146 min. B&W
Plot: A woman who used her beauty to manipulate the men in her life must come to terms with the loss of this attribute after an illness.
Cast: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel. Directed by Vincent Sherman.
Categories:  Drama  Marital Relations  Women

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Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A well-to-do widow buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.
Cast: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Kelly Reilly. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Entertainment  Women  Censorship

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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: Two beautiful women are caught up in a lethally twisted mystery.
Cast: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Ann Miller, Robert Forster. Directed by David Lynch.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Women

Law movies
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A documentary exploring the sex-trade and the enslavement of more than 27 million people worldwide.
Cast: Christian Simpson, Jon Morgan Woodward, Sarah Agor, Julie Alexander. Directed by Benjamin Nolot .
Categories:  Documentary  Human Rights  Women

Law movies
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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No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, The (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 451 min. 
Plot: Based on the books written by Alexander McCall Smith, a woman in Botswana opens her the first female detective agency in the country.
Cast: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube. Directed by Anthony Minghella, Charles Sturridge, & Tim Fywell.
Categories:  Television  Criminal Law  Women

Law movies
Norma Rae (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her Southern textile mill despite the problems and dangers involved.
Cast: Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle, Beau Bridges, Barbara Baxley. Directed by Martin Ritt.
Categories:  Employment  Women  Drama

Law movies
North Country (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: As women began to inflitrate the ranks of the Minnesota iron mines, they endured abuse from the male miners.
Cast: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Woody Harrelson, Sean Bean. Directed by Niki Caro.
Categories:  Women  Employment  Drama

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Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An Iranian doctor convinces his American wife and daughter to go on vacation to Iran, but once there he refuses to return to America.
Cast: Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth. Directed by Brian Gilbert.
Categories:  Government  Religion  Women

Law movies
Osama (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: Under the brutal Taliban regime in Afganistan, a desperate mother disguises her daughter as a boy. Subtitled in English.
Cast: Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar. Directed by Siddiq Barmak.
Categories:  Foreign  Women  Biography

Law movies
Paris Trout (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: When a racist kills two women, his attorney becomes caught between his client, his wife, and the law.
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, Ed Harris. Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal.
Categories:  Television  Racism  Women

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Peeping Tom (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera.
Cast: Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley. Directed by Michael Powell.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Women

Law movies
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: A French peasant born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume, but takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dustin Hoffman. Directed by Tom Tykwer.
Categories:  Drama  Women

Law movies
Persepolis (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl has her world turned upside down by the Islamic Revolution.
Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.
Categories:  Religion  Women  Drama

Law movies
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.
Cast: Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Women  Drama

Law movies
Postman, The (1994)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A fisherman's life dramatically when a famous Chilean poet is exiled to his island. In Italian with English subtitles.
Cast: Philippe Noiret, Massimo Troisi, Maria Grazia Cucinotta. Directed by Michael Radford.
Categories:  Romance  Politics  Women

Law movies
Question of Silence, A (1983)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  VHS  92 min. 
Plot: Three women, all strangers, beat a man to death in a dress boutique while other shoppers ignore the situation. Subtitled in English.
Cast: Cox Habbema, Nelly Frijda, Henriette Tol, Edda Barenda. Directed by Marlene Gorris.
Categories:  Women  Criminal Law  Mental Health

Law movies
Red Kimona, The (1925)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  77 min. B&W
Plot: A young girl is tricked into a life of prostitution as she tries to escape her small town.
Cast: Priscilla Bonner, Tyrone Power Sr., Theodore Von Eltz. Directed by Walter Lang.
Categories:  Women  Criminal Law  Media

Law movies
Room With A View, A (1985)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 117 min. 
Plot: A young English woman finds herself at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires when she is attracted to someone socially unsuitable.
Cast: Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliot, Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by James Ivory.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Economics

Law movies
Secret In Their Eyes, The (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Soledad Villamil, Ricardo Darín, Carla Quevedo, Pablo Rago. Directed by Juan Jose Campanella.
Categories:  Foreign  Criminal Law  Women

Law movies
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A young black woman searches for her birth parents and finds that her mother is white.
Cast: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook. Directed by Mike Leigh.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Women

Law movies
Secrets, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where women are forbidden to speak out. In Hebrew and French with English subtitles.
Cast: Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler, Adir Miller. Directed by Avi Nesher.
Categories:  Women  Religion  Drama

Law movies
September Issue, The (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: A documentary chronicling Vogue's editors preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.
Cast: Anna Wintour, Vera Wang, Ocsar De la Renta. Directed by R. J. Cutler.
Categories:  Documentary  Comedy  Women

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
Side Effects (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.
Cast: Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Women

Law movies
Snow White (1937)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 84 min. 
Plot: Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.
Cast: Voices of Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Moroni Olsen. Directed by William Cottrell.
Categories:  Animation  Women  Family

Law movies
Spiral Staircase, The (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. B&W
Plot: A serial killer is targeting disabled young women in a small town, and the mute servant in the Warren mansion fears that she is next.
Cast: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith, Rhinda Fleming, Gordon Oliver, Else Lanchester. Directed by Robert Spiodmak.
Categories:  Disability  Horror  Women

Law movies
Spring Breakers (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Four college girls land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation.
Cast: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson. Directed by Harmony Korine.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Women

Law movies
Stoker (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A young girl comes to suspect her mysterious, charming Uncle has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver. Directed by Chan-wook Park.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Women  Family

Law movies
Swimming Pool (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where friction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier, John Bosload, Franck Marc Fayolle. Directed by François Ozon.
Categories:  Entertainment  Women  Drama

Law movies
Teeth (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
Cast: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman, Lenny Von Dohlen. Directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein.
Categories:  Horror  Comedy  Women

Law movies
Thelma and Louise (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.
Cast: Susan Saradon, Geena Davis, Brad Pitt. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Drama  Women

Law movies
Things to Come (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Andre Marcon, Roman Kolinka. Directed by Mia Hansen-Love.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Women

Law movies
Three Faces of Eve, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A psychiatrist diagnoses a young housewife with multiple personalities disorder.
Cast: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb. Directed by Nunnally Johnson.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Women

Law movies
Tracks (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Rainer Bock, Rolley Mintuma. Directed by John Curran.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Women

Law movies
Trainwreck (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
Cast: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, John Cena, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton. Directed by Judd Apatow.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Women

Law movies
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 95 min. 
Plot: A young woman has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up significant pay bonuses so that she can keep her job. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry, Catherine Salée. Directed by Jean-Pierie Dardenne.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Women

Law movies
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Heather Burns. Directed by Marc Lawrence.
Categories:  Employment  Women  Comedy

Law movies
Unborn in the USA (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Provides a look into the secrets and deep pockets of the pro-life movement.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Stephen Fell and Will Thompson.
Categories:  Documentary  Women  Ethics

Law movies
Unmarried Woman, An (1978)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A wealthy woman struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband leaves her for a younger woman.
Cast: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman, Pat Quinn. Directed by Paul Mazursky.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Women

Law movies
Vera Drake (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Unbeknownst to her family, a devoted wife and mother in 1950's England secretly helps women terminate unwanted pregnancies.
Cast: Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Peter Wight, Daniel Mays, Alex Kelly, Adrain Scarborough. Directed by Mike Leigh.
Categories:  Women  Medical  Drama

Law movies
Volver (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: When the aunt of two orphaned girls dies, the spirit of their dead mother reappears.
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
Categories:  Women  Romance  Estates

Law movies
Weird Science (1985)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Two dateless teens stuck at home on a Friday night decide to create the perfect woman.
Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock. Directed by John Hughes.
Categories:  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy  Women

Law movies
Whale Rider (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A small New Zealand village faces a crisis when the chiefdom, bound by tradition to go to a male heir, falls to a twelve-year old girl.
Cast: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa. Directed by Niki Caro.
Categories:  Women  Discrimination  Foreign

Law movies
Whip It (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in a nearby city.
Cast: Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern. Directed by Drew Barrymore.
Categories:  Sports  Women  Drama

Law movies
Wild Things (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A detective and slick attorney trail a guidance counselor accused of raping two scheming high school vixens.
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Theresa Russell, Denise Richards, Daphne Rubin-Vega. Directed by John McNaughton.
Categories:  Juvenile  Women

Law movies
Yentl (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. Directed by Barbra Streisand.
Categories:  Religion  Women  Musical

Law movies
You're Not You (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Centers around a classical pianist diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel. Directed by George C. Wolfe.
Categories:  Drama  Health  Women

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