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12 Angry Men (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  95 min. B&W
Plot: A deadlocked jury struggles to a verdict in the murder trial of a young man accused of killing his father.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, Sr., E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Robert Webber, George Voskovec, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Jury  Criminal Law  Evidence

Law movies
Batman Begins (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: In the wake of his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice.
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Action  Drama

Law movies
Big Lebowski, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An aging hippie, mistaken for a millionaire with the same name, embarks on a quest of restitution for his soiled oriental rug, enlisting his bowling buddies to help.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, John Turturro. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Comedy  Property  Sports

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Bourne Identity, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: An amnesia victim wakes up to find he has the skills of a secret agent, and races to discover the truth about his past.
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adwalw Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Action  International  National Security

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Bourne Supremacy, The (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: When Jason Bourne is framed for a botched CIA operation he is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Babriel Mann, Joan Allen. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
Categories:  Action  International  Drama

Law movies
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A busy career woman decides to turn over a new page in her life by channeling her thoughts, opinions and insecurities into a journal that becomes a hilarious chronicle of her adventures.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth. Directed by Sharon Macguire.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Human Rights

Law movies
Capote (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: Truman Capote travels to Kansas to research what will become his most celebrated book.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins, Jr.. Directed by Bennett Miller.
Categories:  Biography  Entertainment  Death Penalty

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Casino Royale (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 144 min. 
Plot: James Bond must stop a banker to the world's terrorist organizations from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench. Directed by Martin Campbell.
Categories:  International  Action  National Security

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 141 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of a successful con-artist and the FBI agent on his trail.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Drama  Fraud  Family

Law movies
City of God (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. In Portuguese with English subtitles.
Cast: Matheus Nachtergaele, Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Johnathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Daniel Zettel, Seu Jorge. Directed by Fernando Meirelles.
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Poverty

Law movies
Civil Action, A (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: True story of a personal injury lawyer who risks everything to represent the families of children that died of leukemia as a result of the toxic waste dumped by a nearby corporation.
Cast: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, Zeljko Ivanek, Bruce Norris, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan. Directed by Steven Zaillian.
Categories:  Environmental  Civil Procedure  Advocacy

Law movies
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz. Directed by Adam Brooks.
Categories:  Family  Comedy  Romance

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Devil Wears Prada, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A naive young women lands a job as assistant to a demanding fashion magazine editor.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier. Directed by David Frankel.
Categories:  Comedy  Women  Ethics

Law movies
Entourage: The Complete First Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hours, 59 min. 
Plot: A young film star navigates the absurdities and pitfalls of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.
Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Debi Mazar, Jeremy Piven. Directed by Adam Bernstein and Daniel Attias.
Categories:  Entertainment  Contracts  Television

Law movies
Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (6 disc set) 18 hours, 0 min. 
Plot: Two groups of teenagers, all outsiders and misfits, struggle with high school in 1980s Michigan.
Cast: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daly, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty, Busy Phillips. Directed by Jake Kasdan, Bryan Gordon, Lesli Linka Glatter.
Categories:  Family  Television  Education

Law movies
Holiday, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Two women with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black, Jude Law. Directed by Nancy Meyers.
Categories:  Romance  International  Women

Law movies
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A humble hotel manager shelters more than a thousand "guests" from tribal genocide.
Cast: Xolani Mali, Don Cheadle, Desmond Dube, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Tony Kgoroge, Rosie Motene, Neil McCarthy, Kid Sitholo, Nick Nolte, Fana Mokoena, Jeremiah Ndlovu, Sophie Okonedo. Directed by Terry George.
Categories:  International  Human Rights  Discrimination

Law movies
Incredibles, The (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 115 min. 
Plot: A family of former superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Spencer Fox, Sarah Vowell, Dominique Louis, Eli Fucile, Maeve Andrews, Wallace Shawn. Directed by Brad Bird.
Categories:  Animation  Action  Justice

Law movies
Iron Man (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: After being kidnapped, a wealthy industrialist is forced to build an armored suit which he uses to overcome his captors and their armies.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow. Directed by Jon Favreau.
Categories:  War  SciFi/Fantasy  Action

Law movies
John Adams (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 498 min. 
Plot: A miniseries on the life of John Adams and the first 50 years of the United States.
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Danny Huston, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Tom Hooper.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  History

Law movies
Legally Blonde (2001)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back. Once there, she discovers she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Raquel Welch. Directed by Robert Luketik.
Categories:  Comedy  Education  Criminal Law

Law movies
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 119 min. 
Plot: A famed oceanographer sets out to take revenge on the mythical shark that killed his partner.
Cast: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Bud Cort. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Comedy  Maritime  Admiralty

Law movies
Motorcycle Diaries, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: Ernesto "Che" Guevara circumnavigates South America on a thrilling and dangerous road trip.
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro, Rodrigo de la Serna. Directed by Walter Salles.
Categories:  History  Discrimination  Foreign

Law movies
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington. Directed by Doug Liman.
Categories:  Comedy  Action  Family

Law movies
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

Law movies
Paper Chase, The (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A first-year Harvard law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his stern professor.
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, Lindsay Wagner. Directed by James Bridges.
Categories:  Education  Drama

Law movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 143 min. 
Plot: A bloodthirsty band of pirates seeking a lost treasure of cursed gold find themselves beset by a rogue captain intent on thwarting their plans.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley. Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Categories:  Action  Maritime  Negotiation

Law movies
Prestige,The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Two magicians share an intense rivalry with each other and leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, David Bowie, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Intellectual Property

Law movies
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: The Bennet sisters have been raised with one purpose in life: finding a husband.
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyn, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench. Directed by Joe Wright.
Categories:  Family  Estates  Drama

Law movies
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: A spokesman for Big Tobacco has the difficult job of fighting for America's right to smoke while remaining a role model to his son.
Cast: Aaron Eickhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliot, Katie Holmes, Rob Lowe, Robert Duvall. Directed by Jason Reitman.
Categories:  Comedy  Government  Corporations

Law movies
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  129 min. B&W
Plot: Adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a six-year-old's perspective of how her father defends a young black man against a false rape charge in their small Southern town.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford, John Megna, Brock Peters, Collin Wilcox, Robert Duvall. Directed by Robert Mulligan.
Categories:  Racism  Discrimination  Drama

Law movies
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
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

Law movies
V for Vendetta (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt. Directed by James McTeigue.
Categories:  Action  Drama

Law movies
Waitress (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: An unhappily married waitress finds out she is pregnant and becomes determined to win the cash prize from a pie contest so she can leave her husband.
Cast: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly, Eddia Jemison. Directed by Adrienne Shelly.
Categories:  Family  Marital Relations  Comedy

Law movies
Wall Street (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: An ambitious young Wall Street broker is lured into the illegal but lucrative world of corporate espionage and insider trading.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Hal Holbrook. Directed by Oliver Stone.
Categories:  Corporations  Drama  Ethics

Law movies
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when one of them falls in love.
Cast: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Jane Seymour. Directed by David Dobkin.
Categories:  Mediation  Ethics  Comedy

Law movies
West Wing, The: The Complete First Season (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 15 hours, 56 min. 
Plot: An inside look at the day-to-day activities of the President of the United States and the staff of the west wing of the White House.
Cast: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford. Directed by Thomas Schlamme, Marc Buckland, Michael Lehmann.
Categories:  Drama  Government  Television

Law movies
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

Law movies
Wire: The Complete Second Season, The (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (5 disc set) 720 min. 
Plot: On the docks of Baltimore harbor, the rank and file scrounge for work and the union bosses take illegitimate measures to reinvigorate business.
Cast: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen, Wood Harris, Deirdre Lovejoy, Clarke Peters,Wendell Pierce, Lance Reddick, Andre Royo. Directed by David Simon and Robert Colesberry.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  International  Television

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