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P.S. I Love You (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Harry Conick Jr., Gina Gershon. Directed by Richard LaGravenese.
Categories:  Drama  Comedy  Marital Relations

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Paddington (2014)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
Cast: Voices of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters. Directed by Paul King.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Family

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Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Access to the newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape, with both peril and opportunity.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Andrew Rossi.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Media

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Painted Veil, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A young couple who got married for the wrong reasons, head to a small village in China to combat a cholera outbreak and possibly save their marriage.
Cast: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Toby Jones, Diana Rigg. Directed by John Curran.
Categories:  Health  Marital Relations  Poverty

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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. 
Plot: In Spain in 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Cast: Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Paper Chase, The (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A first-year Harvard law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his stern professor.
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, Lindsay Wagner. Directed by James Bridges.
Categories:  Education  Drama

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Paper Moon (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. B&W
Plot: A bible-selling con man hooks up with a newly orphaned girl and together the run their scam through depression-era Kansas.
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman, Tatum O'Neal. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Categories:  Ethics  Children  Comedy

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Papillon (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  151 min. 
Plot: Based on the bestselling autobiography by Henri Charriere, a persistant convict plots his escape from French colonial prison in South America.
Cast: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Categories:  International  Sentencing  Human Rights

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Paprika (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A machine that allows therapists to record dreams is stolen and it must be recovered before it falls into the wrong hands.
Cast: Megumi Hayashibara, Toru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya. Directed by Satoshi Kon.
Categories:  Animation  Privacy  Medical

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Paradine Case, The (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: A barrister defends a beautiful woman accused of murdering her husband in order to marry a lover.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Death Penalty  Criminal Law

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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.
Cast: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, Jessie Miskelly, Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols. Directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.
Categories:  Juvenile  Evidence

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Parallax View (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: An ambitious reporter gets in over his head while investigating a senator's assassination.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels, Paula Prentiss. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Categories:  Action  Politics  Entertainment

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Paranoid Park (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard.
Cast: Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Dan Liu, Lauren McKinney, Scott Green. Directed by Gus Van Saint.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement

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ParaNorman (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A boy must use his special powers to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Cast: Voices of John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Directed by Chris Butler & Sam Fell.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy

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Pariah (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Cast: Kim Wayans, Adepero Oduye, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell. Directed by Dee Rees.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Sexuality

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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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Paris, I Love You (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: The world's top directors and some of America's top stars create a panoramic portrait of Paris. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Fanny Ardant, Leila Bekhti, Melchior Beslon, Juliette Binoche. Directed by Oliver Assayas.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Racism

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Paris, Texas (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: After four years' absence, a social dropout reappears in L.A. to claim his abandoned son and then heads to Texas to reunite the boy with his mother.
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clement, Hunter Carson. Directed by Wim Wenders.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Gender

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Party Monster (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: The true story of Michael Alig, a party organizer whose life was sent spiraling downward when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.
Cast: Seth Green, Macaulay Culkin, Diana Scarwid, Dillon Woolley, Marilyn Manson, Dylan McDermott, Mia Kirshner. Directed by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato.
Categories:  Biography  Documentary

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Passage to India, A (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  163 min. 
Plot: The romantic adventures of a young Englishwoman in 'the mysterious East' culminate in a court trial for attempted rape.
Cast: Judy Davis, Alec Guiness, Victor Banerjee. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Evidence  International

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Passenger, The (1975)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A reporter arrives at a desert hotel, in a North African country, to report on the guerrilla freedom-fighters there.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Categories:  Drama  International

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Passion of Joan of Arc, The (1928)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: The last day in the life of Joan of Arc, including her trial before the ecclesiastical court, where she is forced to recant to receive communion, and she is later burned at the stake.
Cast: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Antonin Artuad. Directed by Carl Dreyer.
Categories:  Biography  Religion  History

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Passion of the Christ, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: The final hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from the Last Supper to his trial and condemnation to death.
Cast: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Sergio Rubini. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  Religion  History

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Past, The (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland; which leads to the wife's request for a divorce. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa. Directed by Asghar Farhadi.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Domestic Relations

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 122 min. 
Plot: An aging lawman is hired to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Cast: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Rita Coolidge. Directed by Sam Peckinpah.
Categories:  Western  History  Law Enforcement

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Patch Adams (1998)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A medical student's unorthodox methods, including warmth and laughter, cast him against many of the doctors and deans of the university.
Cast: Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Peter Coyote. Directed by Tom Shadyac.
Categories:  Medical  Ethics  Comedy

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Paterson (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahari, Nellie. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Paths of Glory (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  86 min. B&W
Plot: When soldiers in WWI refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superiors decide to make an example by court martialing them.
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Timothy Carey, Ralph Meeker. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  War  Drama  Military

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Patriocracy (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: An examination of the current state of political polarization in the United States of the America.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Brian Malone.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics

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Patriot Guard Riders (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  75 min. 
Plot: Documents the work of a 200,000-member motorcycle group whose members act as honor guards at funerals for American soldiers killed in action.
Cast: . Directed by Ellen Frick.
Categories:  Documentary  War  Military

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Patriots Day (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  133 min. 
Plot: Story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J. K. Simmons. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  History  Economics  Safety

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Patton (1970)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 171 min. 
Plot: The World War II phase of the controversial American general's career is depicted.
Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Categories:  Biography  Military  War

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Pawnbroker, The (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. B&W
Plot: The operator of a pawn shop, who is also a concentration camp survivor, faces a horrid internal conflict.
Cast: Rod Steiger, Brock Peters, Jaime Sanchez. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Drama  War

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Paycheck (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: What seemed like a breezy idea for an engineer to net him millions of dollars, leaves him on the run for his life and piecing together why he's being chased.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman. Directed by John Woo.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Corporations  Copyright

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Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.
Cast: Jane Fonda, Kyle MacLachlan, Catherine Keener, Rosanna Arquette. Directed by Nruce Neresford.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Family

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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 183 min. 
Plot: Follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Cast: Ben Afflick, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett. Directed by Michael Bay.
Categories:  Action  Domestic Relations  History

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Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely seen and never before seen footage spanning the band's career.
Cast: Pearl Jam. Directed by Cameron Crow.
Categories:  Documentary  Musical

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Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Pee-Wee Herman embarks on the big adventure of his life across the U.S. mainland, when his beloved bike is stolen in broad daylight.
Cast: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Property

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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

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Pelican Brief, The (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: A law student who hypothesizes about the assassinations of two Supreme Court justices in a brief finds herself caught up in the plot.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard. Directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Politics

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People v. O.J. Simpson, The (2016)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 8 hours, 18 min. 
Plot: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Cast: Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Sterling K. Brown. Directed by Scott Anderson & Larry Karaszewski.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Television

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People vs. Fritz Bauer, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.
Cast: Rudier Klink, Burghart Klaubner, Andrej Kaminsky. Directed by Lars Kraume.
Categories:  Biography  History  War

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People vs. Jean Harris (1981)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: Reenactment of the lengthy murder trial of a woman who was accused of killing her lover, the author of "The Scarsdale Diet".
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Martin Balsam, Richard Dysart, Peter Coyote. Directed by George Schaefer.
Categories:  Drama  Jury  Criminal Law

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People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson, Donna Hanover. Directed by Milos Forman.
Categories:  Free Speech  Censorship  Biography

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Perfect Candidate, A (1996)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Follows Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 bid for a Virginia Senate seat.
Cast: Don Baker, Mark Goodin, Mark Merritt, Bill Clinton, G. Gordon Liddy, Oliver North, Chuck Robb, Douglas Wilder.. Directed by R. J. Cutler.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Media

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Perfect Witness (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A restaurant owner witnesses a mob killing and thereafter is harassed by the U.S. attorney and the mob.
Cast: Brian Dennehy, Stockard Channing, Aidan Quonn, Laura Harrington. Directed by Robert Mandel.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Family

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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

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Perks of Being a Wallflower, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A high school freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Kate Walsh. Directed by Stephen Chbosky.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Juvenile

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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

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Personal Shopper (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there.
Cast: Kristin Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz. Directed by Olivier Assayas.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  Mystery/Suspense

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Persuasion (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: After breaking off her engagement to a naval officer because he lacks money and rank, a young woman regrets her decision when he returns with both.
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, Alice Krige, Julia Davis, Amanda Hale. Directed by Adrian Shergold.
Categories:  Romance  Maritime

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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century.
Cast: Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Maines. Directed by Jim Brown.
Categories:  Entertainment  Documentary

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Pete's Dragon (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  103 min. 
Plot: The adventures of an orphaned boy and his best friend, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley. Directed by David Lowery.
Categories:  Action  Family  SciFi/Fantasy

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Petrified Forest (1936)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: A waitress, a hobo, and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.
Cast: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin, Dick Foran, Humphrey Bogart. Directed by Archie L. Mayo.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

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Petulia (1968)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: An unhappily married socialite woman is trying to get through to a recently divorced doctor, who in his own words just wants to feel something.
Cast: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill. Directed by Richard Lester.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Philadelphia (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: When an AIDS victim and attorney is fired from his law firm, he hires a local attorney to represent him against his former employer.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Joanne Woodard. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
Categories:  Employment  Discrimination  Drama

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Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. B&W
Plot: When a rich woman's ex-husband and a reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. Directed by George Cukor.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Philomena (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken from her and adopted as a young boy.
Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Phoenix (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.
Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Michael Maertens. Directed by Christian Petzold.
Categories:  Drama  War  Domestic Relations

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Pianist, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  Human Rights  History  Foreign

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Piano, The (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A mute woman along with her young daughter are sent to New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner.
Cast: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill. Directed by Jane Campion.
Categories:  Marital Relations  Drama

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Pickwick Papers, The (1985)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  350 min. 
Plot: A retired English businessman sets off with three of his friends in the adventure of a lifetime.
Cast: Nigel Stock, Alan Parnaby, Clive Swift, Patrick Malahide. Directed by Brian Lighthill.
Categories:  Television  Entertainment  Estates

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Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1945)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
Cast: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford. Directed by Albert Lewin.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Drama

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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint - Britain's most prolific hangman.
Cast: Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Eddie Marsan, Christopher Fulford. Directed by Adrian Shergold.
Categories:  Death Penalty  Biography  Sentencing

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Pieta (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. In Korean with English Subtitles
Cast: Min-Soo Jo, Eunjin Kang, Jae-rok Kim, Jeong-Jin Lee, Ki-Hong Woo. Directed by Ki-duk-Kim.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Creditors

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Pineapple Express (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A lazy process server and his drug dealer go on the run after witnessing a murder committed by a crooked cop.
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Danny McBride. Directed by David Gordon Green.
Categories:  Action  Court Organization  Criminal Law

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Pink Flamingos (1972)
Rated:  NC-17  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure goes up against a sleazy couple who make a passionate attempt to seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive."
Cast: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole. Directed by John Waters.
Categories:  Comedy  Gender  Criminal Law

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Pink Floyd In Concert: Pulse (1994)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 145 min. 
Plot: Highly rated TV broadcast of 1994 London concert.
Cast: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Guy Pratt, Dick Parry. Directed by David Mallet.
Categories:  Musical

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Pink Panther Strikes Again, The (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: After a nervous breakdown, Chief Inspector Dreyfus builds a criminal organization devoted to the extermination of Inspector Clouseau.
Cast: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Colin Blakely, Leonard Rossiter. Directed by Blake Edwards.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Mental Health  Comedy

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Pink Panther, The (1963)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Bumbling and conceited French police inspector Clouseau tries to catch The Phantom, a daring jewel thief whose identity and features are unknown - and is acting right under his nose.
Cast: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine. Directed by Blake Edwards.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Procedure

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Pink Panther, The (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Loosely based on Peter Sellers original film, where the detective must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.
Cast: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Beyoncé Knowles. Directed by Shawn Levy.
Categories:  Comedy  Discovery  Media

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Pinocchio (1940)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 88 min. 
Plot: A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Cast: Voices: Mel Blanc, Walter Catlett, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones.. Directed by Norman Ferguson.
Categories:  Animation  Ethics  Family

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Pioneers of Television: Season Four (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hours, 55 min. 
Plot: Chronicles icons from standup to sitcom, doctors and nurses, acting funny, and breaking barriers.
Cast: Variety of television personalities. Directed by Steven Boettcher.
Categories:  Television  Documentary  Entertainment

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Pioneers of Television: Season One (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  3 hours, 40 min. 
Plot: Chronicles icons from late night, sitcoms, game shows, and variety.
Cast: Variety of television personalities. Directed by Steven J. Boettcher.
Categories:  Television  Documentary  Entertainment

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Pioneers of Television: Season Three (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hours, 55 min. 
Plot: Chronicles icons from primetime soaps, miniseries, funny ladies, and superheroes.
Cast: Variety of television personalities. Directed by Steven J. Boettcher.
Categories:  Television  Documentary  Entertainment

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Pioneers of Television: Season Two (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  3 hours, 55 min. 
Plot: Chronicles the icons from science fiction, crime dramas, kids' tv, and westerns.
Cast: Variety of television personalities. Directed by Steven J. Boettcher.
Categories:  Television  Documentary  Entertainment

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Pirate Radio (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.
Cast: Michael Hadley, Charlie Rowe, Lucy Fleming, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Sturridge. Directed by Richard Curtis.
Categories:  Comedy  Musical  Communications

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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A documentary of the men who made the technology world what it is today.
Cast: Noah Wyle, Anthony Michael Hall, Joey Slotnick, John DiMaggio, Josh Hopkins. Directed by Martyn Burke.
Categories:  Documentary  Trademark

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  169 min. 
Plot: The pirates must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgard, Bill Nighy, Chow Yun-Fat. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Categories:  Action  Maritime  Admiralty

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 143 min. 
Plot: A bloodthirsty band of pirates seeking a lost treasure of cursed gold find themselves beset by a rogue captain intent on thwarting their plans.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Categories:  Action  Maritime  Negotiation

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: Jack Sparrow owes an unpaid debt to Davey Jones and crafts a plan so he doesn't have to pay it.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Categories:  Action  Maritime  Admiralty

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Place Beyond the Pines, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta. Directed by Derek Cianfrance.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Criminal Law

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Place in the Sun, A (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. B&W
Plot: When a man is introduced to high society and a sophisticated woman, he forgets about the assembly line worker he was having an affair with.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, Keefe Brasselle, Raymond Burr, Anne Revere. Directed by George Stevens.
Categories:  Romance  Drama

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

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Planet Earth (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 700 min. 
Plot: A look into the diversity of the planet. 11 episodes.
Cast: Narrated by David Attenborough. Directed by Alastair Fothergill.
Categories:  Documentary

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

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Platoon (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  War  Human Rights  History

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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

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Player, The (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A studio executive is being blackmailed by a writer whose script he rejected.
Cast: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Entertainment  Mystery/Suspense

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Pledge, The (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro. Directed by Sean Penn.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement

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Pocket Money (1972)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher.
Cast: Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Hector Elizondo. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg.
Categories:  Western  Comedy

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Point Blank (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief.
Cast: Elena Anaya, Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem. Directed by Fred Cavaye.
Categories:  Foreign  Action  Organized Crime

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Point of Order (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A compilation of TV coverage of the 1954 McCarthy-Army hearings.
Cast: Roy M. Cohn, Joseph McCarthy, Joseph N. Welch. Directed by Emile de Antonio.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  Government

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Police Academy (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A group of good-hearted but incompotent misfits enter the police academy.
Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Kim cattrall, Bubba Smith, George Gaynes. Directed by Hugh Wilson.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Comedy

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Pontypool (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.
Cast: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly. Directed by Bruce McDonald.
Categories:  Health  SciFi/Fantasy  Censorship

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Ponyo (2008)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A 5-year-old boy and a goldfish princess embark on an adventure.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Categories:  Animation  Children

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Pope of Greenwich Village, The (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Two small-time con men find themselves in trouble with both the Mafia and a corrupt police department.
Cast: Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan, Burt Young. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Mystery/Suspense  Sports

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Popeye (1980)
Rated:  PG  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.
Cast: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley. Directed by Robert Attman.
Categories:  Drama  Maritime  Comedy

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Postcards from the Edge (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Family

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Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. B&W
Plot: A married woman and a drifter fall in love and plot to murder her husband.
Cast: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn. Directed by Tay Garnett.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Criminal Law  Marital Relations

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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

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Pow Wow Highway (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Social realism regarding the struggles of reservation dwelling for Native Americans.
Cast: A. Martinez, Gary Farmer, Amanda Wyss, Joannelle Nadine Romero. Directed by Jonathan Wacks.
Categories:  Drama  Racism  Politics

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Prairie Home Companion, A (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Backstage at the final performance of America's most celebrated radio broadcast.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Marylouise Burke, L.Q. Jones, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Tom Keith. Directed by Robert Altman.
Categories:  Comedy  Corporations  Entertainment

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Predator (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A team of commandos find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior, while on a mission in the Central American jungle.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves, R.G. Armstrong, Shane Black, Kevin Peter Hall. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  Military  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Predator 2 (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A hard-headed cop goes up against an alien hunter wiping out drug lords in crime-ridden Los Angeles.
Cast: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Ruben Blades, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, Robert Davi. Directed by Stephen Hopkins.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Law Enforcement  Government

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Prestige,The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Two magicians share an intense rivalry with each other and leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, David Bowie, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Intellectual Property

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Presumed Innocent (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: An up-and-coming lawyer in the county prosecutor's office becomes a suspect in the murder of a fellow prosecutor.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Bonnie Bedelia, Greta Scacchi, Raul Julia, Paul Winfield, John Spencer. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Death Penalty  Drama

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Pretty In Pink (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A poor girl must choose between her childhood sweetheart and a rich playboy.
Cast: Molly Ringwold, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts. Directed by Howard Deutch.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Juvenile

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Prey, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A successful bankrobber manages to hide the money before being caught, however, it is not just the police that are looking for the money. In French with English subtitles or dubbed English.
Cast: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac, Sergi López. Directed by Eric Valette.
Categories:  Action  Foreign  Law Enforcement

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Pride (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Gay activists raise money to support U.K. miners during a 1984 labor strike. Based on true story.
Cast: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Matthew Warchus.
Categories:  Labor  Human Rights  History

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Pride and Glory (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: A multi-generational family of NYPD officers moral codes is tested when one of them reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law.
Cast: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle. Directed by Gavin O'Connor.
Categories:  Ethics  Family  Law Enforcement

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Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 300 min. 
Plot: A strong-willed yet sensible young woman is exposed to the realities of the 19th-century English class system when she and her sisters attempt to marry proper gentlemen.
Cast: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, David Bamber, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Anna Chancellor, Susannah Harker. Directed by Simon Langton.
Categories:  Family  Television

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Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: The Bennet sisters have been raised with one purpose in life: finding a husband.
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyn, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench. Directed by Joe Wright.
Categories:  Family  Estates  Drama

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Primal Fear (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: High-powered Chicago attorney defends a penniless altar boy accused of murdering the local archbishop.
Cast: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney. Directed by Gregory Hoblit.
Categories:  Religion  Juvenile  Drama

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Primary (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  60 min. 
Plot: Cinema verite feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary
Cast: Robert Drew, Hubert H. Humphrey, Joseph Julian. Directed by Robert Drew.
Categories:  Documentary  Politics  History

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Primary Colors (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A virtually unknown Southern governor goes on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife.
Cast: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Adrian Lester, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Politics  Drama

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Prime Suspect (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (14 disc set) 23 hours, 34 min. 
Plot: In this acclaimed series, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison investigates murder cases, while battling the boys' club of London's homicide squad.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, Colin Salmon, Peter Capaldi, Beatie Edney, John McArdle, Oleg Menshikov. Directed by Christopher Menaul, John Stickland, various.
Categories:  Television  Gender  Mystery/Suspense

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Primer (2004)
Rated:  pg-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  77 min. 
Plot: Two young engineers struggle with the consequences of exploiting their mysterious new invention.
Cast: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, Carrie Crawford. Directed by Shane Carruth.
Categories:  Patent  Securities  SciFi/Fantasy

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Prince and the Showgirl, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An American showgirl's love affair with a duke is challenged by politics, petty jealousies and premonitions of war.
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike. Directed by Laurence Olivier.
Categories:  Romance  Entertainment  Politics

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Prince of the City (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 167 min. 
Plot: A cop in an N.Y.C. special investigations unit blows the whistle on department corruption but finds himself more a victim than a hero.
Cast: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett, Kenny Marino. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Ethics  Law Enforcement  Drama

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Princess and the Frog, The (2009)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Jazz Age era New Orleans fairy tale.
Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman. Directed by Ron Clements.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Romance

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Princess Bride, The (1987)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A grandfather comes to his grandson's bed to share with him a story of a classic tale of love and adventure complete with a beautiful, kidnapped princess who must be rescued before she is forced to marry an evil prince.
Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  International  Criminal Law  Government

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Princess Mononoke (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  134 min. 
Plot: A young warrior finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest and a mining colony.
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, Billy Bob Thornton. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Categories:  Animation  Foreign  Environmental

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Prisoners (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  153 min. 
Plot: A man takes matters into his own hands when his daughter and her friend go missing.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Categories:  Drama  Criminal Procedure  Family

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Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: At the end of World War II on the Indonesian island of Ambon two Australian officers are in charge of prosecuting Japanese officers.
Cast: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach, Russell Crowe. Directed by Stephen Wallace.
Categories:  War  Military  International

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Private Property (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: In an attempt to move on with her life, a woman leaves the home she was granted in her divorce in the hands of her adult twin sons. This ignites deep seeded resentment and rivalry between the two. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jeremie Renier, Yannick Renier. Directed by Joachim Lafosse.
Categories:  Family  Property  Foreign

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Producers, The (1968)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: A washed up Broadway producer and his CPA cook up the ultimate scam by raising more money than they need for a sure-fire flop of a Broadway show.
Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Categories:  Entertainment  Accounting  Ethics

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Professionals, The (1966)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin,Robert Ryan, Jack Palance, Ralph Bellamy. Directed by Richard Brooks.
Categories:  Action  Western  Marital Relations

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Project Nim (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Story of the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by James Marsh.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Animal

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Prom Night in Mississippi (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A high school in a small Mississippi town prepares for its first integrated senior prom.
Cast: Morgan Freeman and Charleston High School Seniors. Directed by Nelson McCormick.
Categories:  Documentary  Racism  Children

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Prometheus (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Explorers discover a clue that takes them to the darkest corners of the universe.
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Corporations  Ethics

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Prophet, A (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  155 min. 
Plot: A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi. Directed by Jacquest Audiard.
Categories:  Foreign  Organized Crime  Racism

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Proposition, The (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him 9 days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, John Hurt, David Wenham. Directed by John Hillcoat.
Categories:  Western  Law Enforcement  Family

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Protektor (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A Czechoslovakian journalist joins a radio station which broadcasts Nazi propaganda, in order to protect his Jewish wife. In Czech and German, with English subtitles.
Cast: Jana Plodková, Marek Daniel, Richard Stanke, Tomás Mechácek. Directed by Marek Najbrt.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  War

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Psycho (1960)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 109 min. B&W
Plot: The search for her missing sister leads a woman to the Bates Motel.
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Horror  Criminal Law  Mental Health

Law movies
Public Enemies (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: The Feds try to take down notorious gangsters during the 1930's.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, James Russo, David Wenham. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Biography  History  Criminal Law

Law movies
Public Enemy (1931)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. B&W
Plot: A man advances to big time crime while his brother tries to keep him on the right path.
Cast: James Cagney, Edward Woods, Jean Harlow, Joan Blondell. Directed by William A. Wellman.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Drama  War

Law movies
Public Eye, The (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Story of a 1940s photographer who specializes in crime and in not getting involved... until this time.
Cast: Joe Pesci, Barbara Hershey. Directed by Howard Franklin.
Categories:  Drama  Media  Organized Crime

Law movies
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 154 min. 
Plot: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Bruce Willis, Eric Stoltz. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Drama  Criminal Law

Law movies
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A shy teen who runs a pirated radio station exposes the corrupt school principal.
Cast: Christian Slade, Scott Paulin, Ellen Greene, Samantha Mathis. Directed by Allan Moyle.
Categories:  Entertainment  Media  Comedy

Law movies
Puncture (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A drug addicted lawyer takes on a health supply corporation.
Cast: Brett Cullen, Chris Evans, Jesse L. Martin, Kate Burton, Michael Biehn, Vinessa Shaw. Directed by Adam & Mark Kessen.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Health

Law movies
Purple Noon (1960)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Tale of a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to him than even he can guess. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Alain Delon, Marie Laforet, Maurice Ronet, Erno Crisa, Frank Latimore. Directed by Rene Clement .
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Fraud

Law movies
Purple Rain (1984)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
Cast: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III. Directed by Albert Magnoli.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Musical

Law movies
Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Mia Farrow, Danny Aiello. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Domestic Relations

Law movies
Pursuit of Equality (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Documents the compelling human rights struggles surrounding same-sex marriage.
Cast: Performers portray themselves. Directed by Geoff Callan and Mike Shaw.
Categories:  Documentary  Human Rights  Marital Relations

Law movies
Pursuit of Happyness, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.
Cast: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith. Directed by Gabriele Muccino.
Categories:  Family  Biography  Poverty

Law movies
Putney Swope (1969)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: The token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge of the company.
Cast: Arnold Johnson, Mel Brooks, Antonio Fargas, Allen Garfield. Directed by Robert Downey, Sr.
Categories:  Comedy

Law movies
Putzel (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Story of a young man's life which literally doesn't go beyond his family's fish store on the upper west side of Manhattan.
Cast: Jack T. Carpenter, Melanie Lynskey, Susie Essman, Jarlath Conroy, John Pankow. Directed by Jason Chaet.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Business  Comedy

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.