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Law movies
Karate Kid, The (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A handyman and martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue. Directed by John G. Avildsen.
Categories:  Children  Sports  Drama

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Katyn (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Dramatization of the massacre of 20,000 people by the Soviet secret police 1940. In Polish with English subtitles.
Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur ┼╗mijewski, Jan Englert, Danuta Stenka. Directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Categories:  Foreign  History  War

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Kavanagh Q.C.: Season 1 (1994)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 5 hours, 30 min. 
Plot: A barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life over the course of the four episodes of the first season.
Cast: John Thaw, Ewan McGregor, Anna Chancellor, Oliver Ford Davies. Directed by Colin Gregg, Paul Greengrass, and Renny Rye.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Law  Television

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Kavanagh Q.C.: Season 3, Part 1 (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 230 min. 
Plot: A barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.
Cast: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Lisa Harrow, Nicholas Jones. Directed by Jack Gold and Tristram Powell.
Categories:  Television  Drama  Criminal Law

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Kavanagh Q.C.: Season 3, Part 2 (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 229 min. 
Plot: A barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.
Cast: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Lisa Harrow, Nicholas Jones, Anna Chancellor. Directed by Ken Grieve and Charles Beeson.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Criminal Law

Law movies
Keeping Mum (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: An absent-minded vicar of a rural parish is so distracted by the pressures of his job that he fails to notice his family is unravelling around him.
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Toby Parkes, Liz Smith, Emilia Fox. Directed by Niall Johnson.
Categories:  Family  Marital Relations  Drama

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Key Largo (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Criminal Law  Drama

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Khodorkovsky (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: The richest Russian challenges President Putin and a fight of the titans begins. Khodorkovsky journeys to exile, but returns to Russia knowing he will be imprisoned.
Cast: Mikhail Khodorkovsky and narrated by Jean-Marc Barr. Directed by Cyril Tuschi.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  History

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Kick-Ass (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A teenage comics-reader dons a wetsuit and becomes a masked vigilante.
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz, Omari Hardwick, Xander Berkeley, Nicolas Cage. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Categories:  Action  Organized Crime  Media

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Kids Are All Right, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth about a couple in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship.
Cast: Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Gender

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Kids for Cash (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, this documentary exposes a shocking American secret of the notorious judicial scandal.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Robert May.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Children

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Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 105 min. 
Plot: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.
Cast: Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi, Keiko Toda. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Categories:  Animation  Business  SciFi/Fantasy

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Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A female assassin wakes from a coma and seeks revenge on her former leader, after a violent attack on her wedding day.
Cast: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madson, Darryl Hannah, David Carradine. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Organized Crime  International  Action

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Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: "The Bride" continues her bloody quest for vengeance against her ex-boss and his associates.
Cast: Uma Thurman, Gordon Liu, Michael Madson, Darryl Hannah, David Carradine. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Family  Action

Law movies
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide.
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Michael Cuesta.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Mystery/Suspense

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Killer of Sheep (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 81 min. B&W
Plot: A slaughterhouse employee finds solace in simple beauties of life to prevent his work from leaving him numb.
Cast: Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore. Directed by Charles Burnett.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Poverty

Law movies
Killer, The (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. In Cantonese, subtitled in English.
Cast: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Foreign  Organized Crime  Action

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Killers, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 196 min. B&W/Color
Plot: This set contains the 1946 and 1964 adaptations of Ernest Hemingway's short story of the same title.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Ronald Reagan. Directed by Robert Siodmak and Don Siegel.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Insurance

Law movies
Killing Fields, The (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: An aide, translator, and friend of a NY Times journalist covering the war in Cambodia sends his family with American forces when they pull out, but stays behind to help his journalist friend cover the event.
Cast: Sam Waterson, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Craig T. Nelson. Directed by Roland Joffe.
Categories:  International  Government  War

Law movies
Killing of John Lennon, The (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of Mark Champman's plan to murder John Lennon.
Cast: Jonas Ball, Krisha Fairchild, Gunter Stern, Gail Kay Bell. Directed by Andrew Piddington.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Mental Health

Law movies
Killing Them Safely (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Two brothers found tremendous success with their company, but as their company grew, they made decisions that would have lasting impact on both the public and their increasingly skeptical customer base.
Cast: Rich Smith, Tom Smith. Directed by Nick Berardini.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Business

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Killing, The (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 85 min. B&W
Plot: Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Drama  Sports  Organized Crime

Law movies
Kind, Das (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Irma Miko, Jewish Communist and political activist from age 14, joined the French Resistance in Paris in 1941. In French, Romanian & German with English subtitles.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Yonathan Levy.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  War

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King & Country (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial uncovers the story of the accused's enlistment.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay. Directed by Joseph Losey.
Categories:  War  History  Mystery/Suspense

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King and I, The (1956)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 1956 min. 
Plot: A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam's children.
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson. Directed by Walter Lang.
Categories:  Children  International  Musical

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King Kong (1933)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: A film crew stumbles upon a giant ape on a prehistoric island.
Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Willis O'Brien. Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.
Categories:  Entertainment  Environmental  SciFi/Fantasy

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King of Hearts (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An army private has been sent on a mission to detonate a bomb in a French village, only to find that the inhabitants have been replaced by escapees from the local asylum.
Cast: Alan Bates, Pierre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Brialy. Directed by Philippe De Broca.
Categories:  War  Foreign  Mental Health

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King's Speech, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi. Directed by Tom Hopper.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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King: A Filmed Record--From Montgomery to Memphis (1970)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 185 min. 
Plot: Chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cast: Readings by Joanne Woodward, James Earl Jones, and Paul Newman. Directed by Sidney Lumet and Joseph Mankie.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Civil Rights

Law movies
Kingdom, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Danny Huston, Richard Jenkins. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  International  Law Enforcement  Action

Law movies
Kings & Queen (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: Two former lovers find their lives once again inexplicably linked. In French with English Subtitles.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Catherine Deneuve, Maurice Garrel, Nathalie Boutefeu, Jean-Paul Roussillon. Directed by Arnaud Desplechin.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Foreign

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Kinsey (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 118 min. 
Plot: The life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt, Dylan Baker. Directed by Bill Condon.
Categories:  Biography  Medical  Drama

Law movies
Kiss Before Dying, A (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A money-hungry student kills his girlfriend and makes it look like suicide when he discovers her pregnancy will cause her to lose her inheritance.
Cast: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward. Directed by Gerd Oswald.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Estates  Criminal Law

Law movies
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen. Directed by Shane Black.
Categories:  Entertainment  Fraud  Action

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

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Kite Runner, The (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help the son of his childhood friend.
Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, . Directed by Marc Foster.
Categories:  International  War  Children

Law movies
Klute (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: When his old friend, a laboratory engineer vanishes, a detective is hired by his friend's colleague to search for the missing man.
Cast: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Nathan George, Dorothy Tristan, Roy R. Scheider, Rita Gam. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

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Knock on Any Door (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A lawyer who clawed his way out of the slums finds himself defending an underprivileged teen accused of murder, making the case that the boy is more a victim of society than a cold-hearted killer.
Cast: John Derek, Humphrey Bogart, Susan Perry, Arlene Roberts, George Macready. Directed by Nicholas Ray.
Categories:  Advocacy  Criminal Law  Juvenile

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Knocked Up (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: For a fun loving party animal, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.
Cast: Seth Rigen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann. Directed by Judd Apatow.
Categories:  Comedy  Children

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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A father must learn to be a single parent to his son while fighting his wife for custody of their child.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, JoBeth Williams. Directed by Robert Benton.
Categories:  Family  Drama

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A young boy must locate a magical suit of armor in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Cast: Voices of Charles Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Travis Knight.
Categories:  Animation  Animal  SciFi/Fantasy

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: The laziest animal in all of the Valley of Peace unwittingly becomes the chosen one when enemies threaten their way of life.
Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Lui. Directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Action

Law movies
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: Friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon.
Cast: Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
Categories:  Animation  Action

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Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.
Cast: Voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie Pitt. Directed by Alessandro Carloni & Jennifer Yuh.
Categories:  Action  Animation  Animal

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.