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Law movies
Yakuza, The (1974)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Harry returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the notorious Japanese mafia.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takadura, Brian Keith. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Organized Crime

Law movies
Year My Parents Went on Vacation, The (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: In 1970 Brazil, as the World Cup is about to begin, a boy's parents leave him at his grandfather's apartment where he learns that his grandfather has had a heart attack and died. In Portuguese and Yiddish with English subtitles.
Cast: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Paulo Autran, Simone Spoladore. Directed by Cao Hamburger.
Categories:  Sports  Entertainment  Children

Law movies
Year of Living Dangerously, The (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Kerr, Michael Murphy, Linda Hunt, Noel Ferrier. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  War  Romance  Politics

Law movies
Year of the Dog (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.
Cast: Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Tom McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Mike White.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama

Law movies
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison. Directed by George Dunning.
Categories:  Animation  Musical

Law movies
Yentl (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. Directed by Barbra Streisand.
Categories:  Religion  Women  Musical

Law movies
Yes Men, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  82 min. 
Plot: Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating members of the World Trade Organization.
Cast: Phil Bayly, Andreas Bichlbauer, Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Michael Moore. Directed by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, and Sarah Price.
Categories:  Documentary  Corporations  Ethics

Law movies
Yi Yi (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  173 min. 
Plot: Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives.
Cast: Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata. Directed by Edward Yang.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Foreign

Law movies
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Cast: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Jon Tenney. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
Categories:  Drama  Family

Law movies
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Rated:  TV-14  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  134 min. 
Plot: The story of Jack Kevorkian, a man whose passionate belief is that people have the right to die.
Cast: Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, Danny Huston, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman . Directed by Barry Levinson.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Medical

Law movies
You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An encounter between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and a child detainee in Guantanamo Bay Prison.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Luc Cote and Patricio Henriquez.
Categories:  Documentary  Military  Children

Law movies
You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.
Cast: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swanson, Lanie Kazan, Rob Schneider. Directed by Dennis Dugan.
Categories:  Comedy  Action

Law movies
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Two couples discover the grass may not always be greener on the other side.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto, Gemma Jones, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Family

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You're Not You (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Centers around a classical pianist diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel. Directed by George C. Wolfe.
Categories:  Drama  Health  Women

Law movies
You've Got Mail (1998)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Superstore book chain magnate and cozy children's bookshop owner are anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall for each other. Based on "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940).
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Dave Chappelle, Steve Zahn, Dabney Coleman, Greg Kinnear. Directed by Nora Ephron.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Computer

Law movies
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits his grandfather's castle and decides to repeat the experiments.
Cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman. Directed by Mel Brooks.
Categories:  Comedy  Estates  Mental Health

Law movies
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A fictionalized account of Abraham Lincoln's early years as a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Donald Meek, Richard Cromwell, Eddie Quillan, Milburn Stone, Ward Bond, Arlene Whelan. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama

Law movies
Young Philadelphians (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  131 min. B&W
Plot: An up-and-coming lawyer's personal and professional skills are tested as he tries to balance the needs of his fiance, the expectations of his colleagues, and his own obligation to defend his friend on a murder count.
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Vaughn, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith, Diane Brewster, Billie Burke, John Williams. Directed by Vincent Sherman.
Categories:  Ethics  Drama  Domestic Relations

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.