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Law movies
Q & A (1990)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: An assistant D.A. is assigned to investigate the shooting of a drug dealer by a veteran street cop.
Cast: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Organized Crime

Law movies
QB VII (1974)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 5 hours, 20 min. 
Plot: Twenty years after a man escaped from a Nazi death camp, a book is published that names him as a willing participant to Nazi medical experiments on Jews in the camps. He sues the novelist for defamation.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Gazzara, Leslie Caron, Lee Remick, Anthony Quayle, Jack Hawkins, Juliet Mills, John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Anthony Andrews. Directed by Tom Gries.
Categories:  War  Racism  Torts

Law movies
Quadrophenia (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 117 min. 
Plot: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division.
Cast: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Raymond Winstone. Directed by Franc Roddam.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Children

Law movies
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Seeking revenge for the death of his lover, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's natural resources.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Giancarlo Gianni. Directed by Marc Foster.
Categories:  Action  Environmental  Business

Law movies
Queen (1993)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 283 min. 
Plot: Queen is the daughter of a slave and a plantation owner, during the turbulent decades of the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
Cast: Ann-Margaret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Danny Glover, Raven-Simone, Martin Sheen, Halle Berry, Ossie Davis. Directed by John Erman.
Categories:  Racism  Discrimination  Family

Law movies
Queen Live at Wembley Stadium (1986)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 300 min. 
Plot: Live concert.
Cast: Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Spike Edney. Directed by Garvin Taylor.
Categories:  Musical

Law movies
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyongo. Directed by Mira Nair.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Sports

Law movies
Queen of Versailles (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A billionaire couple begins construction on a Versailles inspired mansion just prior to their empire faltering due to an economic crisis.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Lauren Greenfield.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Economics

Law movies
Queen, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, struggles with Britain's demand for public mourning after the death of Princess Diana.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Government  Gender  Privacy

Law movies
Quest (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: Non-romantic true love story between a child in crises and a humble teacher who believes there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation.
Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Lou Diamond Phillips, Betsy Brandt. Directed by Santiago Rizzo.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Education

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

Law movies
Quiet American, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A British reporter, resentful of American colonialism in southeast Asia in the 1950s, vies against a young American for the affections of a Vietnamese beauty.
Cast: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser. Directed by Phillip Noyce.
Categories:  War  International  Drama

Law movies
Quiet Man, The (1952)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace.
Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Sports

Law movies
Quiet Passion, A (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Cast: Emma Bell, Sara Vertongen, Rose Williams. Directed by Terence Davies.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Art

Law movies
Quiet Place, A (2018)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  90 min. 
Plot: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward. Directed by John Krasinski.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  SciFi/Fantasy

Law movies
Quiet Rage (1992)
Rated:    Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  52 min. 
Plot: Discusses a prison simulation experiment conducted in 1971 with students at Stanford University and considers the causes and effects that make prisons such an emotional issue.
Cast: Narrated by Philip G. Zimbardo. Directed by Ken Musen.
Categories:  Documentary  Mental Health

Law movies
Quiz Show (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed.
Cast: John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria, Christopher McDonald, Johann Carlo, Elizabeth Wilson, Martin Scorsese, Barry Levinson. Directed by Robert Redford.
Categories:  Entertainment  Ethics

Law movies
Quo Vadis (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 174 min. 
Plot: During the reign of Emperor Nero, a Roman general falls in love with a Christian woman.
Cast: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Categories:  Drama  History  Religion

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.