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L'Enfant (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Ségard, Fabrizio Rongione. Directed by Zsoh Bacs.
Categories:  Foreign  Mental Health  Domestic Relations

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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: A shooting at an all-night diner is investigated by three Los Angeles detectives in their own unique ways.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Russel Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito. Directed by Curtis Hanson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Justice  Evidence

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L.A. Law, Season One (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 18 hours, 2 min. 
Plot: Portrays the battles inside and outside the courtroom of a prominent Los Angeles legal firm.
Cast: Harry Hamlin, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Jimmy Smits. Directed by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher.
Categories:  Drama  Television  Partnership

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La La Land (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Musical

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Labyrinth (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A selfish 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.
Cast: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Jim Henson.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Family

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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Andre Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederlike Becht. Directed by Giulio Ricciarelli.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  War

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Lady from Shanghai, The (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. B&W
Plot: Fascinated by a beautiful woman, a seaman joins a bizarre yachting cruise and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia. Directed by Orson Welles.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Maritime  Drama

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Lady in the Van, The (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.
Cast: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances De La Tour, Roger Allam. Directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Categories:  Biography  Comedy  Drama

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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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Lady, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: The extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi, the woman at the core of Burma's democracy movement.
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett. Directed by Luc Besson.
Categories:  Biography  Government  Politics

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Ladykillers, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A Southern professor puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino, a task that is more difficult than it seems.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law

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Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An LAPD officer will stop at nothing to force out the interracial couple who just moved in next door.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Jay Hernandez. Directed by Neil Labute.
Categories:  Drama  Racism  Law Enforcement

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Land of Mine (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines.
Cast: Roland Moller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman. Directed by Martin Zandvliet.
Categories:  Drama  History  War

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Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of a self-absorbed Pharaoh's tomb, obsessed with the security of his next life.
Cast: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin. Directed by Howard Hawks.
Categories:  Action  Drama  History

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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

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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: An awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town finally brings home the girl of his dreams, the only problem is that she's not real.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner. Directed by Craig Gillespie.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Mental Health

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Last Campaign, The (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: The 2004 campaign for re-election of Justice Warren McGraw for the West Virginia Supreme Court is dubbed the "nastiest" judicial race in 2004.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Wayne Ewing.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Supreme Court

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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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Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hours, 40 min. 
Plot: As the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Rory Kennedy.
Categories:  Documentary  War  History

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Last Days, The (1998)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: This film details the stories of five people who survived the Holocaust in Hungary.
Cast: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Dr. Randolph Braham, Alice Lok Cahana. Directed by James Moll.
Categories:  Documentary  Human Rights  War

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Last Detail, The (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young. Directed by Hal Ashby.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Military

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Last Emperor, The (1987)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 219 min. 
Plot: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China.
Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Categories:  Biography  History  International

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Last King of Scotland, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: The events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, James MacAvoy, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson. Directed by Kevin Macdonald.
Categories:  History  International  Civil Rights

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Last Mountain, The (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A coal mining corporation and a tiny community vie for the last great mountain in Appalachia in a battle for the future of energy that affects us all.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Bill Haney.
Categories:  Documentary  Environmental  Energy

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Last of the Mohicans, The (1936)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A film about the siege of Fort William Henry during the French and Indian War.
Cast: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot, Binnie Barnes. Directed by George B. Seitz.
Categories:  Drama  History  War

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Last of the Mohicans, The (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Russell Means, Wes Studi. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Drama  History  War

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Last Picture Show, The (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A group of 50's high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Randy Quaid, Cybil Shepherd. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Economics

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Last Ride (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton. Directed by Glendyn Ivin.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Ethics

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Last Samurai, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 154 min. 
Plot: After he is captured in battle, an American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to help destroy.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koyuki. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Categories:  International  War  Drama

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Last Seduction, The (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A woman convinces her husband to sell illegal drugs and then runs off with the money.
Cast: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, J.T. Walsh, Bull Nunn. Directed by John Dahl.
Categories:  Ethics  Medical  Drama

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Last Station, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A look at the final days of Russian author Leo Tolstoy.
Cast: James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, Ann Marie Duff. Directed by Michael Hoffman.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Family

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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

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Last Waltz, The (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A film account of the final concert of The Band.
Cast: Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Musical

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Last Wave, The (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A Sydney lawyer has more to worry about than higher-than-average rainfall when he is called upon to defend five Aboriginals in court.
Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnet, David Gulipi. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Mystery/Suspense  Advocacy

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Late Marriage (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A graduate student must choose between family and tradition, or the love of his life. In Georgian and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Lili Koshashvili. Directed by Dover Koshashvili.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Religion

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Late Quartet, A (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and lust.
Cast: Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Wallace Shawn. Directed by Yaron Zilberman.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Domestic Relations

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Laura (1944)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. B&W
Plot: A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.
Cast: Vincent Price, Clifton Webb, Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney. Directed by Otto Preminger.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Procedure  Domestic Relations

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Laurel & Hardy (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  159 min. B&W
Plot: Includes five classic films from Hal Roach studios: Sons of the Desert, The Music Box, Another Fine Mess, Busy Bodies, and County Hospital. The Music Box won the Oscar for Best Comedy Short in 1932.
Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy. Directed by William A. Seiter, James Parrott, Lloyd French, .
Categories:  Comedy  Partnership

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Lavender Hill Mob, The (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  81 min. B&W
Plot: A timid bank clerk devises a perfect scheme to steal gold from the Bank of England.
Cast: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass. Directed by Charles Crichton.
Categories:  Drama  Comedy  Banking

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Law & Order: Season Eighteen (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 12 hours, 57 min. 
Plot: Brings compelling and thought-provoking episodes, as well as drastic changes to television’s longest running crime series.
Cast: Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, Linus Roache, Sam Waterston, Jesse L. Martin, Epatha Merkerson, Alana de la Garza. Directed by John P. Whitesell II, E.W. Swackhamer, Vern Gillum.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

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Law & Order: Season One (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 17 hours, 40 min. 
Plot: Television drama depicting both halves of the criminal justice system, law and order: the investigating police detectives, and the prosecuting district attorneys.
Cast: Jerry Orbach, Paul Sorvino, George Dzundza, Jesse L. Martin, Benjamin Bratt, Chris Noth. Directed by John P. Whitesell II, E.W. Swackhamer, Vern Gillum.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

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Law & Order: Season Seven (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 17 hours, 58 min. 
Plot: Unrelenting, powerful and full of twists crime series with provocative storylines ripped from news headlines.
Cast: Carey Lowell, Benjamin Bratt, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach . Directed by John P. Whitesell II, E.W. Swackhamer, Vern Gillum.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

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Law & Order: Season Ten (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 17 hours, 45 min. 
Plot: Continuing gripping stories of the men and women that strive to bring justice to the streets of New York.
Cast: Steven Hill, Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Angie Harmon. Directed by John P. Whitesell II, E.W. Swackhamer, Vern Gillum.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 22 hours, 0 min. 
Plot: All 22 episodes of the first season of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Cast: Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Mariska Hargitay, Michelle Hurd, Ice-T, Stephanie March, Christopher Meloni, Dean Winters, B.D. Wong. Directed by Dick Wolfe.
Categories:  Television  Evidence  Criminal Law

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 217 min. 
Plot: A young British intelligence officer organizes an Arab guerrilla army and leads them against the Turks during World War I.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  International  Military  War

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Laws of Attraction (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Amidst a sea of litigation, two top-notch divorce attorneys find each other.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen, Nora Dunn, Frances Fisher. Directed by Peter Howitt.
Categories:  Comedy  Family

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League of Denial (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Investigates the health crisis that threatens NFL players and the long-term fortunes of football.
Cast: Will Lyman as narrator. Directed by Michael Kirk.
Categories:  Documentary  Sports  Health

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Leatherheads (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A charming football hero is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums; when the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, he must convince a college football star to join his ragtag ranks.
Cast: George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Pryce. Directed by George Clooney.
Categories:  Sports  Entertainment  Comedy

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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: An alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death.
Cast: Nicolas Case, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands. Directed by Mike Figgis.
Categories:  Drama  Health  Family

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Led Zeppelin (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 320 min. 
Plot: Live performance at the Knebworth Festival in England.
Cast: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham. Directed by Jimmy Page.
Categories:  Musical

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Left Handed Gun, The (1958)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: After his boss is murdered by rival cattlemen, a troubled and uneducated young cowboy vows revenge on the murderers.
Cast: Paul Newman, Lita Milan, John Dehner, Hurd Hatfield. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  Western  Biography  History

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Legal Eagles (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A quirky assistant DA and a plucky defense attorney are paired in a complicated art theft case.
Cast: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp, Steven Hill, Jeannie Dundas, Roscoe Lee Browne. Directed by Ivan Reitman.
Categories:  Art  Criminal Law  Romance

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Legalese (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: An actress is accused of murdering her brother-in-law, with whom she has been having an affair.
Cast: James Garner, Gina Gershon, Kathleen Turner. Directed by Glenn Jordan.
Categories:  Advocacy  Conflict  Romance

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Legally Blonde (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back. Once there, she discovers she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Raquel Welch. Directed by Robert Luketik.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Criminal Law

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Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A sassy Harvard law grad is all about animal rights. In fact, she puts her nuptial plans on hold to head to Washington D.C. to get an anti-animal testing bill passed. Her building's doorman quickly shows her the ways and workings of our nation's capital.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge. Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  Politics

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Lego Batman Movie, The (2017)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
Cast: Voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson. Directed by Chris McKay.
Categories:  Action  Animation

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Lego Movie, The (2014)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A Lego construction worker is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
Cast: Voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  War

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A dastardly, distant relative plots to steal the fortune left to three unlucky orphans.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Billy Connelly, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzman, Jennifer Coolidge, Meryl Streep. Directed by Brad Silberling.
Categories:  Family  Estates

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Lenny (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. B&W
Plot: The life of Lenny Bruce from his beginnings as a Catskills comic to his later underground popularity based on his anti-establishment politics and his scatological humor.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck. Directed by Bob Fosse.
Categories:  Biography  Censorship

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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. 
Plot: A professional assassin reluctantly takes in a 12-year-old girl after her family is killed and begins to teach her his trade.
Cast: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello. Directed by Luc Besson.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Family  Ethics

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Leopard Man, The/The Ghost Ship (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  135 min. B&W
Plot: An escaped publicity leopard may be responsible for several killings/Strange deaths at sea may be due to an authority obsession.
Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Jean Brooks, Isabell Jewel, Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett. Directed by Jacques Tourneur/Mark Robson.
Categories:  Horror  Safety  Maritime

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Leopard, The (1963)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 187 min. 
Plot: A noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860s Sicily. In Italian with English subtitles.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon, Paolo Stoppa. Directed by Luchino Visconti.
Categories:  Drama  History  Foreign

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Less Than Zero (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A college freshman returns home for the holidays and discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Cast: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey, Jr., James Spader. Directed by Marek Kanievska.
Categories:  Drama  Health  Romance

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Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: In the 1940's South, an African-American is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner.
Cast: Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer, Irma P. Hall. Directed by Joseph Sargent.
Categories:  Racism  Advocacy  Death Penalty

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Let Him Have It (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A true-life drama about a simple-minded British teenager who befriends a group of gangsters, becomes implicated in the murder of a policeman, and ends up on death row.
Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Bell, Eileen Atkins, Clare Holman, Michael Elphick, Mark McGann, Tom Courtney. Directed by Peter Medak.
Categories:  Foreign  Criminal Law  Death Penalty

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Let the Fire Burn (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Looks back to the day Philadelphia police exploded the home occupied by the radical group MOVE.
Cast: Birdie Africa, John Africa, Ramona Africa. Directed by Jason Osder.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Drama

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Let the Right One In (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A bullied boy finds love and revenge through a beautiful, peculiar girl. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Cast: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl. Directed by Thomas Alfredson.
Categories:  Foreign  Horror  Juvenile

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Lethal Weapon (1987)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A veteran cop is partnered with a young suicidal cop as they try to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busy. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Comedy  Action

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Letter, The (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: A woman kills a close family friend, claiming that he attacked her.
Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Gale Sondergaard. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Evidence  Ethics  Drama

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Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 140 min. 
Plot: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyishi Ihara. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  International  War  Foreign

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Leviathan (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A man faces misfortune as he fights a corrupt mayor to keep his home from being demolished. In Russian with English subtitles.
Cast: Alekseĭ Serebri͡akov, Elena Li͡adova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madi͡anov, Valeriĭ Grishko. Directed by Andrey Azyagintsev.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Foreign  Property

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Liar, Liar (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***#1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: When a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar's son blows out the candles on his fifth birthday cake, he has just one wish: that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Cary Elwes. Directed by Tom Shadyac.
Categories:  Comedy  Family

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Libby, Montana (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Explores an ironic setting for a town where many hundreds of people are sick or have already died from asbestos exposure.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Drury Gum Carr and Dough Hawes-Davis.
Categories:  Documentary  Health  Environmental

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Liberty Heights (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A 1950's coming of age plot set in Baltimore, Maryland.
Cast: Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Orlando Jones, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna. Directed by Barry Levinson.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Racism

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Life & Times of Allen Gibsberg (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Depicts an American poet and social activist in the different decades of his life and activities.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Jerry Aronson.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  History

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Life According to Sam (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A family's courageous fight to save their only son from the rare and fatal disease progeria.
Cast: Documentary subjects portray themselves.. Directed by Sean Fine & Andrea Nix.
Categories:  Biography  Documentary  Health

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Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A man is nearly killed by the inhabitants of a badlands bar and brothel. He returns to take vengeance.
Cast: Paul Newman, Stacey Keach, Victoria Principal, Jacqueline Bisset, Ava Gardner. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Comedy  Western  Jurisprudence

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Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. 
Plot: A famed oceanographer sets out to take revenge on the mythical shark that killed his partner.
Cast: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Bud Cort. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Comedy  Maritime  Admiralty

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Life is Beautiful (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A Jewish man succeeds at romance with the help of his humor, and then must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp. In Italian with English subtitles.
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi. Directed by Roberto Benigni.
Categories:  International  Human Rights  War

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Life of David Gale, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A respected professor and anti-death penalty activist is charged with a brutal murder.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Cleo King, Constance Jones, Kevin Spacey, Laura Linney. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  Death Penalty  Evidence  Drama

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Life of Emile Zola, The (1937)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: The bio-epic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden. Directed by William Dieterle.
Categories:  Biography  Government  Discrimination

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Life of Pi (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A young man finds himself stranded from a shipwreck with the last survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger.
Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu, Adil Hussain. Directed by Ang Lee.
Categories:  Drama  Maritime  Animal

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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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Life, Above All (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Cast: Khomotso Manyaka, Lerato Mvelase, Harriet Manamela. Directed by Oliver Schmitz.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Family

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Life, Animated (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: A coming of age story about a family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express their feelings.
Cast: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Godfried, Alan Rosenblatt. Directed by Roger Ross Williams.
Categories:  Documentary  Animation  Drama

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Lifeboat (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: World War II story of human survival under extraordinary duress.
Cast: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn, Canada Lee. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  War  Admiralty

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Like Crazy (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley. Directed by Drake Doremus.
Categories:  Romance  Education  Government

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Like Water for Chocolate (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Life, as it used to be, in Mexico.
Cast: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torne, Mario Ivan Martinez. Directed by Alfonso Arau.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Marital Relations

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Lilith (1964)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: A mysterious young woman weaves a magical spell that affects the behavior of those around her.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Gene Hackman. Directed by Robert Rossen.
Categories:  Drama  Mental Health  Gender

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Limey, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.
Cast: Terrence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman, Barry Newman, Peter Fonda. Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Family

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Lincoln (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  150 min. 
Plot: As the Civil War continues to rage, Lincoln struggles with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Cast: Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Hal Holbrook. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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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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Lincoln/Surrender at Appomattox (1988)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  190 min. 
Plot: Miniseries depicting Abraham Lincoln's struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Based on the novel by Gore Vidal. With the TV episode, "Appointment with Destiny: Surrender at Appomattox."
Cast: Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston, Richard Mulligan. Directed by Lamont Johnson.
Categories:  History  Government  Television

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Lion (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta and survives many challenges before being adopted and then searching for his lost family 25 years later.
Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara. Directed by Garth Davis.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Family

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Lion in Winter, The (1968)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice so they plot with his wife to force him choose.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow, John Castle, Timothy Dalton, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Anthony Harvey.
Categories:  Government  Family  International

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Lion King, The (1994)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  89 min. 
Plot: Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.
Cast: Voices of Rowan Atkinson, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Rogers Allers & Rob Minkoff.
Categories:  Animation  Animal  Family

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Lions for Lambs (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Injuries sustained by two Army ranger behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist, and a professor.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford. Directed by Robert Redford.
Categories:  War  Politics  Drama

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Listening, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
Cast: Michael Parks, Maya Sansa, Andrea Tidona, James Parks. Directed by Giacomo Martelli.
Categories:  National Security  Foreign  Drama

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Little Big Man (1970)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: From an old age, Jack Crabb reflects upon his life being raised by Indians.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  History  Action  War

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Little Children (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: The lives of seemingly perfect families in suburbia begin to unravel.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Noah Emmerich, Phyllis Sommerville. Directed by Todd Field.
Categories:  Family  Children  Sentencing

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Little Feat: Skin It Back (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Live concert at the Grugahalle in Essen, England.
Cast: Lowell George, Bill Payne, Richie Hayward, Paul Barrere . Directed by Terry Shand.
Categories:  Musical

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Little Foxes, The (1941)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: In the post-Civil War south, a wealthy family will do everything within their power to ensure that their money is kept in the family.
Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Little Men (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Alfred Molina. Directed by Ira Sachs.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Negotiation

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Little Mermaid, The (1989)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 83 min. 
Plot: A mermaid princess makes a bargain with an unscrupulous seahag in order to meet a human prince on land.
Cast: Voices: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Paddi Edwards, Buddy Hackett. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.
Categories:  Animation  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars:
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A family is so burdened with their own quirks, neuroses, and problems that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster.
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Marc Turtletaub. Directed by Jonathan David, Valerie Faris.
Categories:  Comedy  Elder  Family

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Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  70 min. 
Plot: Little Rock Central was a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement; this film examines the racial equality, education, and class at the high school today.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Brent Renaud.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  History

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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia. Directed by Frank Oz.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical  Comedy

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Little Shop of Horrors, The (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  72 min. B&W
Plot: A young man nurtures a plant only to discovers that it's a bloodthirsty plant, forcing him to kill to feed it
Cast: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Jack Nicholson. Directed by Roger Corman.
Categories:  Business  Employment  Comedy

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Littlerock (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  83 min. 
Plot: Two Japanese tourists land in a small town in Southern California where everyone's talking but no one really understands.
Cast: Markiss McFadden, Atsuko Sakamoto, Cory Zacharia, Rintaro Sawamoto, Roberto Sanchez. Directed by Mike Ott.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Communications

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Live and Become (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: An Ethiopian boy is airlifted out of a Sudenese refugee camp to Israel with two secrets that haunt him: he is neither an orphan nor Jewish. In French, Hebrew, and Amharic with English subtitles.
Cast: Yael Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai. Directed by Radu Mihaileanu.
Categories:  International  Religion  Racism

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down a master cyber-terrorist in Washington D.C.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant. Directed by Len Wiseman.
Categories:  Action  War  Computer

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Lives of Others, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A wiretapping expert with the East German Secret Police becomes disillusioned with his career when his latest assignment, a playwright, challenges his beliefs. In German, with English subtitles.
Cast: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Herbert Knaup. Directed by Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck.
Categories:  Foreign  Privacy  Government

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Lobster, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: In the near future, single people,obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or they are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

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Local Hero (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A representative from an American oil company finds himself set upon by local eccentrics when he is sent to Scotland to buy up an entire village.
Cast: Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay, Burt Lancaster. Directed by Bill Forsyth.
Categories:  Comedy  Corporations  Land Use

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Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: Four London working-class stiffs pool their money to put one in a high stakes card game.
Cast: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Rick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh. Directed by Guy Ritchie.
Categories:  Foreign  Criminal Law  Organized Crime

Law movies
Logan (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border, however, his attempts to hide from the world are upended.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen. Directed by James Magnold.
Categories:  Action  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

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Logan's Run (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: It a future Utopia, everyone must submit to a supposed rebirth at age 30.
Cast: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Peter Ustinov. Directed by Michael Anderson.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Elder  Natural Resources

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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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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  174 min. B&W
Plot: A film depicting a day in the life of Eugene O'Neill's family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death.
Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards Jr., Sir Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Biography  Family

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Long Good Friday, The (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: British comedy thriller about a racketeer who attempts to transform the London dockyards into a potential Olympics site.
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King, Bryan Marshall, Derek Thompson, Eddie Constantine, Pierce Brosnan. Directed by John Mackenzie.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime  Ethics

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Long Goodbye, The (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A detective tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Cast: Elliot Gould, Nina Van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law

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Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Follows four cases brought before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigates the crimes of apartheid. In English and native languages with English subtitles.
Cast: Narration by Helen Mirren. Directed by Debra Hoffmann and Frances Reid.
Categories:  Documentary  Human Rights  Conflict

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Long Walk Home, The (1991)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz,. Directed by Richard Pearce.
Categories:  Civil Rights  Discrimination  Drama

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Long Way Home (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Traces the stories of courage in the years between the end of World War II and the formation of the state of Israel.
Cast: Narration by Morgan Freeman. Directed by Mark Jonathan Harris.
Categories:  Documentary  History  War

Law movies
Long Way Home, The (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  VHS  120 min. B&W
Plot: After WWII, Jewish Holocaust survivors are moved into Displaced Persons' camps. After delays, more physical hardship, and years of uncertainty, they are permitted to begin new lives in Israel and the U.S.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Edward Asner, Sean Astin, Martin Landau, Miriam Margoyles, David Praymer. Directed by Mark Jonathan Harris.
Categories:  Documentary  War  Immigration

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Long, Hot Summer, The (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A suspected barn-burner drifts into a town and is recruited to work for, and possibly marry the daughter of, the biggest land owner in the town.
Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Angela Landsbury. Directed by Martin Ritt.
Categories:  Drama  Conflict

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Longest Yard, The (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Cromwell, Nelly, William Fichtner, Burt Reynolds. Directed by Robert Aldrich.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Sports  Comedy

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Longford (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Lindsay Duncan, Andy Serkis. Directed by Tom Hooper.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Television

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Look of Silence, The (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A family that survives the political anti-communist genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers. In Indonesian and Javanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Categories:  Documentary  Family  War

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Looker (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A plastic surgeon gets suspicious when models he has operated on begin to die in mysterious ways.
Cast: Albert Finney, James Corburn, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young. Directed by Michael Crichton.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Medical  Ethics

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Lookout, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down by a tragic accident tries to maintain a normal life by taking a job as a janitor at a bank, however he ultimately finds himself caught up in a heist.
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, Carla Gugino. Directed by Scott Frank.
Categories:  Banking  Criminal Law

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Looper (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A time travel hired gun must chase himself down to close the loop.
Cast: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano. Directed by Rain Johnson.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Organized Crime  Justice

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Lord of the Flies (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Shipwrecked on an island, a group of castaway boys eventually revert to savagery despite attempts to prevent it.
Cast: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman. Directed by Peter Brook.
Categories:  Children  Government

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Lord of the Rings, The: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 178 min. 
Plot: A young hobbit embarks on an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom.
Cast: Elijah Wood, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom. Directed by Peter Jackson.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Human Rights

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Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 200 min. 
Plot: Preparation for the final battle for Middle Earth.
Cast: Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Noel Appleby. Directed by Peter Jackson.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Human Rights

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Lord of the Rings, The: The Two Towers (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 179 min. 
Plot: New allies are formed and an assault is launched on Isengard.
Cast: Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Bruce Alpress. Directed by Peter Jackson.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  War  Human Rights

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Lord of War (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Pursued by an Interpol agent, an international arms dealer must confront the morality of his business.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto, Shake Tukhmanyan, Jean-Pierre Nshanian, Ian Holm, Ethan Hawke. Directed by Andrew Niccol.
Categories:  International  Ethics  War

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Lore (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Five abandoned German siblings embark on a harrowing journey across their war-torn country. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs. Directed by Cate Shortland.
Categories:  Foreign  War  Children

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Losing Isaiah (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: Abandoned by his mother, an African-American baby is adopted by a white social worker and her husband.
Cast: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr., Daisy Eagan, Marc John Jefferies, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal.
Categories:  Family  Juvenile  Drama

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Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  87 min. 
Plot: Follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America.
Cast: Santino Majok Chuor, Peter Nyarol Dut. Directed by Megan Mylan.
Categories:  Documentary  War  Immigration

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Lost Boys, The (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:    97 min. 
Plot: A young teen thinks his town is infested with vampires.
Cast: Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Kiefer Sutherland. Directed by Joel Schumacher.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Juvenile  Criminal Law

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Lost City of Z, The (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattison, Sienna Miller. Directed by James Gray.
Categories:  Action  Biography  Mystery/Suspense

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Lost Embrace (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A university drop out spends his time trying to move to Europe. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: David Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elia, Sergio Boris. Directed by Daniel Burman.
Categories:  Foreign  Comedy  Family

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Lost in Beijing (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A look at modern-day life in China's capital involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Cast: Tony Leung Ka Fai, Fan Bingbing, Tong Da Wei, Elaine Jin. Directed by Li Yu.
Categories:  Gender  Foreign  Custody

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Lost in Translation (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected newlywed meet up as strangers in Tokyo and form an unlikely bond.
Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi. Directed by Sofia Coppola.
Categories:  Comedy  International

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Lost Weekend, The (1945)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. B&W
Plot: An unsuccessful writer, who has been sober for 10 days, falls off the wagon into a three day drinking binge due to his dissatisfaction with his life.
Cast: Phillip Terry, Howard da Silva, Doris Dowling, Frank Faylen. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Health  Drama

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Lost: The Complete Fifth Season (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 12 hours, 11 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of 48 people stranded on an island that holds many secrets,who must band together if they hope to get home alive.
Cast: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelley, Daniel Dae Kim. Directed by Jack Bender, Steven Williams.
Categories:  Drama  Natural Resources  Negotiation

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Lost: The Complete First Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 17 hours, 48 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of 48 people stranded on an island that holds many secrets,who must band together if they hope to get home alive.
Cast: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelley, Daniel Dae Kim. Directed by Jack Bender, Steven Williams.
Categories:  Drama  Natural Resources  Negotiation

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Lost: The Complete Fourth Season (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 16 hours, 4 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of 48 people stranded on an island that holds many secrets,who must band together if they hope to get home alive.
Cast: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelley, Daniel Dae Kim. Directed by Jack Bender, Steven Williams.
Categories:  Drama  Natural Resources  Negotiation

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Lost: The Complete Second Season (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (7 disc set) 17 hours, 36 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of 48 people stranded on an island that holds many secrets,who must band together if they hope to get home alive.
Cast: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelley, Daniel Dae Kim . Directed by Jack Bender, Steven Williams.
Categories:  Drama  Natural Resources  Negotiation

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Lost: The Complete Sixth Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 11 hours, 54 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of 48 people stranded on an island that holds many secrets,who must band together if they hope to get home alive.
Cast: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelley, Daniel Dae Kim. Directed by Jack Bender, Steven Williams.
Categories:  Drama  Natural Resources  Negotiation

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Lost: The Complete Third Season (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 16 hours, 31 min. 
Plot: Ongoing saga of 48 people stranded on an island that holds many secrets,who must band together if they hope to get home alive.
Cast: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelley, Daniel Dae Kim. Directed by Jack Bender, Steven Williams. . Directed by Jack Bender, Steven Williams.
Categories:  Drama  Natural Resources  Negotiation

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Love & Friendship (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Based on Jane Austen's comic novella "Lady Susan".
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel. Directed by Whit Stillman.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Love & Mercy (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  241 min. 
Plot: Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. By the 1980s he is under the 24-hour watch of a shady therapist.
Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks. Directed by Bill Pohlad.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Biography

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Love Actually (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  135 min. 
Plot: Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives.
Cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson. Directed by Richard Curtis.
Categories:  Comedy  Marital Relations  Government

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Love Affair (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: Two people, each engaged to someone else, meet aboard a ship and instantly fall in love.
Cast: Charles Boyer, Irene Dunne, Astrid Allwyn, Maurice Moscovich. Directed by Glenn Gordan Caron.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Maritime

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Love Among the Ruins (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An aging beauty hires the greatest barrister in England to defend her in a breach of promise suit brought by a man young enough to be her grandson.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn, Clint Blakely, Richard Pearson. Directed by George Cukor.
Categories:  Television  Contracts  Romance

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Love and Death (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  85 min. 
Plot: In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon.
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Frank Adu, Lloyd Battista, Jessica Harper. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  War  Domestic Relations

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Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A male widower who doesn't like anything modern goes to the movies and falls in love with the male film star.
Cast: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi. Directed by Richard Kwietniowski.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama

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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: Rejected by a beautiful woman at a young age, a man is unable to find happiness in his adult life until a second chance presents itself.
Cast: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Romance  International

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Love is Strange (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: After a same-sex marriage, one partner is fired from his job, forcing a domestic strain on all involved.
Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren Burrows. Directed by Ira Sachs.
Categories:  Drama  Gender  Domestic Relations

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Love Me If You Dare (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: As adults, two friends continue the odd game they started as children: a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard. Directed by Yanin Samuell.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Foreign

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Love Story (1970)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A law student defies his powerful father in every way, including his love for a music student.
Cast: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Arthur Hiller.
Categories:  Education  Trusts  Romance

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Lovely Bones, The (2009)
Rated:  PG13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A murdered young girl watches over her family and killer.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Jake Abel. Directed by Fran Walsh.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement

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Loving (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Cast: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton. Directed by Jeff Nichols.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Racism

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Loving & Cheating (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  55 min. 
Plot: Couples, singles and advice givers answer questions about monogamy and infidelity.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Thom Powers.
Categories:  Documentary  Domestic Relations  Marital Relations

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Loving Story, The (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  77 min. B&W
Plot: The 1950s case of a white man and a black woman who were convicted by the state of Virginia for marrying across racial lines.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Nancy Buirski.
Categories:  Documentary  Civil Rights  Marital Relations

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Lucky (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A wannabe serial killer wins the lottery and pursues his lifelong crush.
Cast: Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor, Ann-Margret, Jeffrey Tambor, Tom Amandes. Directed by Gil Cates Jr..
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Marital Relations

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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin in the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's rival crime bosses.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu, Stanley Tucci, Bruce Willis. Directed by Paul McGuigan.
Categories:  Drama  Organized Crime

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Lucky Ones, The (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Three injured Iragi war soldiers are home on leave and end up on a cross country road trip searching for themselves.
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Pena. Directed by Neil Burger.
Categories:  War  Drama  Military

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Lucky Seven (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A young mother shares a time-line with her 7 year old daughter to help her adjust to the fact that she is dying but will never leave her.
Cast: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Rowe. Directed by Harry Winer.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy

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Lust, Caution (2007)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  159 min. 
Plot: A young actress becomes entwined in a plot to assassinate an important political official. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Cast: Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Wang Leehom. Directed by Ang Lee.
Categories:  Drama  War  Foreign

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.