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Arrival (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Categories:  Drama  International  SciFi/Fantasy

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: Things go horribly wrong while Earth's Mightiest Heroes are trying to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Joss Whedon.
Categories:  Drama  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Battlestar Galactica, Season 1 (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 12 hours, 39 min. 
Plot: After losing the war against the Cylon robots, the Battlestar Galactica crew heads toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Cast: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis. Directed by .
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Television  Drama

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Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: A young woman offers to take her father's place as the Beast's prisoner in an enchanted castle.
Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury. Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Musical

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Brooklyn (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where when her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters. Directed by John Crowley.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  History

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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A father raising his kids in the forests of the Pacific Northwest is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler. Directed by Matt Ross.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Deadpool (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  168 min. 
Plot: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand. Directed by Tim Miller.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Comedy

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A dramatization of the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, explosion which created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas Griffin. Directed by Peter Berg.
Categories:  Drama  Action  History

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Denial (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: An acclaimed writer and historian must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when a renowned denier sues her for libel.
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall. Directed by Mick Jackson.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Civil Procedure

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: The adventures of a writer in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudo. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Family  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

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Fences (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson. Directed by Denzel Washington.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Sports

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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: The story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Comedy

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Game of Thrones: Season 1 (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 9 hours, 56 min. 
Plot: An adaptation of the novel A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
Cast: Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolai Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley. Directed by Various directors.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Television

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Ghostbusters (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kriten Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chris Helmsworth. Directed by Paul Feig.
Categories:  Comedy  Environmental

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser from destroying the galaxy.
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper. Directed by James Gunn.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  National Security

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A WWII American Army Medic that refuses to kill people becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  Drama  History  War

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  161 min. 
Plot: Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman. Directed by Chris Columbus.
Categories:  Education  Children  SciFi/Fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  153 min. 
Plot: In his sixth year at Hogwarts Harry must delve into Lord Voldemort's past to learn how to defeat him.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Education  Conflict

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: The wizarding world refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort has returned and Harry endures a difficult fifth year trying to convince them of the truth.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Education  SciFi/Fantasy  Children

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman. Directed by Chris Columbus.
Categories:  Education  SciFi/Fantasy  Children

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Hell or High Water (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.
Cast: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine. Directed by David MacKenzie.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Hidden Figures (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae. Directed by Theodore Melf.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata. Directed by Taika Waititi.
Categories:  Drama  Civil Rights  Family

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Jackie (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig. Directed by Pablo Larrain.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

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Joy (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: The story of the title character who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez. Directed by David O. Russel.
Categories:  Banking  Comedy  Drama

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A young boy must locate a magical suit of armor in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Cast: Voices of Charles Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Travis Knight.
Categories:  Animation  Animal  SciFi/Fantasy

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La La Land (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Musical

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Lion (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta and survives many challenges before being adopted and then searching for his lost family 25 years later.
Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara. Directed by Garth Davis.
Categories:  Drama  Biography  Family

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Lobster, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: In the near future, single people,obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or they are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy

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Loving (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Cast: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton. Directed by Jeff Nichols.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Racism

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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williamsb, Kyle Chandler. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
Categories:  Drama  Family

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Martian, The (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: Stranded on the planet Mars, an astronaut must figure out how to survive until rescue.
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  Maritime

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Moana (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches the Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the call to set things right.
Cast: Voices of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House. Directed by Ron Clements & Don Hall.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Comedy

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Moonlight (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars:
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: Chronicles the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Cast: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson. Directed by Barry Jenkins.
Categories:  Drama  Juvenile  Sexuality

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Two youths accused of murder in a small Alabama town are represented by a relative who has never won a case.
Cast: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Gwynne. Directed by Jonathon Lynn.
Categories:  Comedy  Trial  Criminal Law

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Nice Guys, The (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A mismatched pair of private eyes investigate the apparent suicide of a porn star in 1970s Los Angeles.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling. Directed by Shane Black.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Drama

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.
Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk. Directed by Gareth Edwards.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy

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Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness. Directed by George Lucas.
Categories:  Action  SciFi/Fantasy  War

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Sully (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 96 min. 
Plot: A pilot becames a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Aviation

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Wire: The Complete First Season, The (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 780 min. 
Plot: A sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore, told from the point of view of both the police and their targets.
Cast: Jeffrey Lorenzo, Michael Stone Forrest, Steve Staiger, David Ehrman, Stephen Zaleski. Directed by Daniel Attias.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  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.