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U.S. vs. John Lennon, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: The story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to an outspoken artist and activist.
Cast: Appearances by John Lennon, Carl Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, Yoko Ono Lennon, Gore Vidal. Directed by David Leaf and John Scheinfeld.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Musical

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Ultimate Gift, The (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: To receive his inheritance from his wealthy grandfather, a young man must accomplish twelve tasks that reveal the true meaning of wealth.
Cast: Drew Fuller, Bill Cobbs, Abigail Breslin, Ali Hillis. Directed by Michael O. Sajbel.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Trusts

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Unbearable Lightness of Being, The (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 171 min. 
Plot: A Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy just as the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint. Directed by Philip Kaufman.
Categories:  Romance  War

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

Law movies
Under Fire (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The final days of Somoza's Nicaragua as witnessed and experienced by three American journalists.
Cast: Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Richard Masur, Ed Harris. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
Categories:  Media  International  War

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Under Suspicion (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: When a womanizing private investigator's wife and client are murdered, he becomes the prime suspect.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura San Giacomo, Kenneth Craham, Maggie O'Neil. Directed by Simon Moore.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Fraud  Drama

Law movies
Under Suspicion (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder when he discovers he is actually the prime suspect.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Stephen Hopkins.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama

Law movies
Under the Rainbow (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: During WWII era Los Angeles, a hotel manager's nephew gets left in charge for a weekend.
Cast: Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Eve Arden, Joseph Maher, Robert Donner. Directed by Steve Rash.
Categories:  Comedy  War  Welfare

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Under the Sea (2009)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  40 min. 
Plot: An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans.
Cast: Narration by Jim Carrey. Directed by Howard Hall.
Categories:  Documentary  Environmental  Animal

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Under the Skin (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland.
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Adam Pearson, Kryštof Hádek. Directed by Jonathan Glazer.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

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Unfaithful (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: A couple living in the New York city suburbs whose marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.
Cast: Diane Lane, Erik Per Sullivan, Richard Gere, Oliver Martinez. Directed by Adrian Lyne.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Marital Relations

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Unforgiven (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: A retired gunslinger agrees to avenge a brutalized prostitute and has to take on a corrupt sheriff. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Western  Action  Justice

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United 93 (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Cast: Christian Clemenson, Trish Gates, Polly Adams, Cheyenne Jackson, Opal Alladin, Gary Commock, Nancy McDoniel, David Alan Basche, Richard Bekins, Susan Blommaert. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Drama  History

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United Kingdom, A (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his controversial marriage to a British white woman put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton. Directed by Amma Asante.
Categories:  Biography  Politics  Drama

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United Red Army (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  190 min. 
Plot: Two of the most radical student groups come together to form the United Red Army. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Sakai Maki, Arata, Namiki Akie. Directed by Koj Wakamatsu.
Categories:  Foreign  Military  Action

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United States of Leland, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: When a seemingly ordinary 15-year-old is sentenced to a juvenille hall for a stunning crime, a teacher and aspiring writer dream of making his story into a book.
Cast: Chris Klein, Jena Malone, Lena Olin, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Willliams. Directed by Matthew Ryan Hodge.
Categories:  Juvenile  Drama

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Unlocking the Cage (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Follows animal rights lawyer in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.
Cast: Steven M. Wise. Directed by Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker.
Categories:  Drama  Documentary  History

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

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Unreasonable Man, An (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 122 min. 
Plot: A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.
Cast: Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan, Howard Zinn. Directed by Henriette Manel and Steve Skrovan.
Categories:  Documentary  Biography  Politics

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Untouchables, The (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago and the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia, Sean Connery. Directed by Brian DePalma.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Drama  Tax

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Up (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: By tying thousands of balloon to his home, a 78-year-old sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America, inadvertently taking an 8-year-old stowaway with him.
Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson. Directed by Pete Doctor.
Categories:  Animation  Children  Comedy

Law movies
Up For Grabs (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: The absurd true story of the legal battle over the "Million-Dollar Baseball."
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Michael Wranovics.
Categories:  Documentary  Comedy  Property

Law movies
Up In the Air (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A contractor who travels around the country firing employees at other companies discovers there might be more to life than living out of a suitcase.
Cast: George Clooney, Sam Elliott, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman. Directed by Jason Reitman.
Categories:  Corporations  Romance  Employment

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Usual Suspects, The (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: Dragged in by the police, five professional thieves team up and uncover the identity of a criminal mastermind.
Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, Suzy Amis. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Organized Crime  Law Enforcement

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.