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Z (1969)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Based on actual incidents in 1960s Greece, an investigator tries to uncover the truth following the murder of a prominent leftist while government officials attempt to cover up their roles. Subtitled in English.
Cast: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Charles Denner. Directed by Constantin Costa-Gavras.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Politics

Law movies
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 101 min. 
Plot: Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together.
Cast: Seth Rogan, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords, Jeff Anderson, Katie Morgan, Ricky Mabe. Directed by Kevin Smith.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

Law movies
Zama (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Based on a 1956 novel, Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in AsunciĆ³n, awaiting his transfer to Buenos Aires. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Lola Duenas, Matheus Nachtergaele. Directed by Lucrecia Martel.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Foreign

Law movies
Zelig (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  79 min. B&W
Plot: "Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.
Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Susan Sontag, Saul Bellow. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy  Documentary

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  157 min. 
Plot: Chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6.
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Categories:  Drama  History  Military

Law movies
Zero Effect (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A private investigator and his front man start work on a case involving the blackmail of a shady tycoon.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens, Angela Featherstone, Ryan O'Neal. Directed by Jake Kasdan.
Categories:  Comedy  Business

Law movies
Zodiac (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: A serial killer terrorizes San Francisco with a string of seemingly random murders during the 1960s and 1970s.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards. Directed by David Fincher.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Media  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Zombieland (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Survivors of the zombie apocalypse have all devised different means of staying alive.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard, Bill Murray. Directed by Ruben Fleischer.
Categories:  Comedy  Horror  Property

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Zoot Suit (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Two activist lawyers seek to free a group of Mexican-Americans convicted of murder on circumstantial evidence.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, John Anderson, Tyne Daly, Daniel Valdez. Directed by Luis Valdez.
Categories:  Musical  Racism  Discrimination

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Zootopia (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  108 min. 
Plot: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Cast: Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba. Directed by Byron Howard & Rich Moore.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Criminal Law

Law movies
Zorba the Greek (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas. Directed by Michael Cacoyannis.
Categories:  Estates  Drama  Romance

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.