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Title:  M (1931)

Director:  Fritz Lang

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN 1997 .M2 1996

Format:  VHS

Rating: NR

Length:  99 minutes

Plot:  Drama based on the actual case of the Dusseldorf murderer recounting the hunt by the law and the underworld for a psychopathic murderer of young girls.

Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure

Genre:  Crime, Thriller

Cast:  Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens

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Macbeth

Title:  Macbeth (1988)

Director:  Charles Warren

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M33 1988

 Format:  VHS

Rating:  NR

Length: 110 minutes

Plot:  Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television.

Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Michael Jayston, Barbara Leigh Hunt, Gary Watson, David Weston

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Madame X

Title:  Madame X (1966)

Director: David Lowell Rich

Location:  MU Law Reserve

Format:  VHS

Rating:  NR

Length:  100 minutes

Plot:  Blackmailed into leaving her politician husband and their baby, a woman, twenty years later, finds herself on trial for murder, inadvertently defended by her own son.

Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Family Law, Trial Practice

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith, Constance Bennett, Keir Dullea

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Mad Men: Seasons 1-4

Title:  Mad Men: Seasons 1-4

Director:  Alan Taylor

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M33 2008

Format:  DVD

Rating:  NR

Length:  616 minutes

Plot:  In the glamorous and ego-driven world of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. Set in 1960 New York, this series reveals the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue's "Golden Age," where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper, the biggest ad man--and ladies' man--in the business.

Legal Angles: Civil Rights, Family Law, Media Law, Entertainment Law & Sports Law

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Maggie Siff, Aaron Staton, Bryan Batt, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Michael Gladis, Rich Sommer

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Mad Men: Season Two

Title:  Mad Men: Season Two (2008)

Director:  Tim Hunter

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M33 2009

Format:  DVD

Rating:  NR

Length:  611 minutes

Plot:  Returning for its second season, the Golden Globe winning series for Best TV Drama continues to blur the lines between truth and lies, perception and reality. Moving in a new direction, can Sterling Cooper keep up? Meanwhile, the private life of Don Draper becomes complicated in a new way. What is the cost of his secret identity?

Legal Angles: Media, Entertainment & Sports Law

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Jon Hamm, January Jones

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Mad Men: Season Three

Title:  Mad Men: Season Three (2009)

Director:  Tim Hunter

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M33 2010

Format:  DVD

Rating:  NR

Length:  593 minutes

Plot:  Returning for its third season, the Golden Globe winning series for Best TV Drama continues to blur the lines between truth and lies, perception and reality.

Legal Angles: Media, Entertainment & Sports Law

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Batt, January Jones, Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer

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Mad Men: Season 4

Title:  Mad Men:  Season Four (2010)

Series Creator:  Mattew Weiner

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .M33 2011

Format:  DVD

Rating: TV-14

Length:  611 minutes

Plot:  Set in 1960's New York City, Mad Men explores the glamorous and ego-driven 'Golden Age' of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. Welcome to a Mad New World. Returns for a new year rife with possibilities.

Legal Angles:  Media, Entertainment and Sports Law

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Title:  Madagascar 3:  Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

Director:  Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .M3334 2012

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG

Length:  93 min.

Plot:  Your favorite characters are back in their most hilarious adventure yet! Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria are on the run through Europe in this wildly-entertaining and outrageous comedy critic's call 'charming and very funny'! With the fame-loving King Julian and take-charge Penguins, the whole crew joins the circus to escape Captain Dubois of Animal Control.

Legal Angles: Contracts

Genre:  Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Cast:  Voices: Jada Pinkett Smith, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Andy Richter

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Made in Dagenham

Title:  Made in Dagenham (2010)

Director:  Nigel Cole

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M33 2011

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  113 minutes

Plot:  In 1968, the female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally.

Legal Angles: Discrimination, Labor Law

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, History

Cast:  Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Daniel Mays, Jaime Winstone, Lorraine Stanley

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Made in India: A Film About Surrogacy

Title:  Made in India:  A Film About Surrogacy (2010)

Director:  Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha

Location:  MU Law RESERVE AV HQ759.5 .M33 2010

Format:  DVD

Rating:  NR

Length:  97 min.

Plot:  "...a feature length documentary film about the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. The film shows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. Weaving together these personal stories within the context of a growing international industry, MADE IN INDIA explores a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology, and choice from a global perspective"--http://www.madeinindiamovie.com/

Legal Angles: Human Rights, International Law, Reproductive Rights,

Genre:  Documentary

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The Magnificent Yankee

Title:  The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

Director:  John Sturges

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M34 1993

Format:  VHS

Rating: NR

Length:  80 minutes

Plot:  A portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes, who filled a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court during Teddy Roosevelt's presidency. For 30 years the gentle & wise justice left his mark & came to be known as the "Great Dissenter" for his independent & controversial views.

Legal Angles: Civil Rights & Constitutional Law, Politics, Trial Practice

Genre:  Biography, Drama

Cast:  Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz

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Magnolia

Title:  Magnolia (1999)

Director:  Paul Thomas Anderson

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .A543

Format:  DVD

Rating: R

Length:  191 minutes

Plot:  A mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives. Some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed.

Legal Angles: Family Law

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, Jason Robards, Philip Baker Hall

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Malcolm X

Title:  Malcolm X (1992)

Director:  Spike Lee

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M35 2005

Format:  DVD

Rating: PG-13

Length:  210 minutes

Plot:  Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who, through his conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.

Legal Angles: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Politics

Genre:  Biography, Drama, History

Cast:  Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman

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Mama

Title:  Mama (2013)

Director:  Andres Muschietti

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .M3634 2013

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  100 min.

Plot:  A supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.

Legal Angles:  Children and the Law, Family Law

Genre:  Horror, Thriller

Cast:  Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse, Daniel Kash, Javier Botet, Jane Moffat, Morgan McGarry,Julia Chantrey, Ray Kahnert, Nick Hall, Joey Prouix

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A Man for All Seasons

Title:  A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Director:  Fred Zinnemann

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M36 2007

Format:  DVD

Rating:  G

Length:  120 minutes

Plot:  Chancellor of England, Sir Thomas More, is placed in a difficult position when Henry VIII breaks with the Catholic Church over its refusal to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne Boleyn. Henry demands More's endorsement of this act. Torn between his conscience and duty to the crown, Sir Thomas chooses to say nothing.

Legal Angles: Family Law

Genre:  Biography, Drama

Cast:  Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Paul Scofield, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave

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The Man in the Glass Booth

Title:  The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)

Director:  Arthur Hiller

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M3635 2003

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG

Length:  117 minutes

Plot:  Millionaire Jewish entrepreneur Arthur Goldman benevolently rules his financial empire from a penthouse apartment overlooking Manhattan. Seemingly at the edge of sanity, Goldman holds forth on everything from Papal edicts to ex-wives, from baseball to his family's massacre in a Nazi concentration camp. When Goldman remarks on a blue Mercedes continuously parked outside his building, Goldman's captive audience of assistant and chauffeur dismiss their boss' anxiety as encroaching paranoia. But each of Goldman's passionate, seemingly capricious ravings are transformed into a shocking, inadvertent deposition when Israeli agents capture Goldman and put him on trial as Adolph Dorf, the commandant of the concentration camp where Goldman's family was supposedly exterminated.

Legal Angles: Trial Practice, Terrorism, Genocide, Law of War

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman, Luther Adler

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Title:  The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Director:  Alfred Hitchcock

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M368 2005

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG

Length:  NA

Plot:  Ben and Jo McKenna, are an innocent American couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son. But their simple plans turn into a nightmare after a French spy dies in Ben's arms at a Marrakesh market, and their son is kidnapped and taken to another country. A thrilling tale of international espionage, assassinations and terror.

Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Family Law

Genre:  Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Cast:  James Stewart, Doris Day

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Title:  The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Director:  John Ford

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M369 2009

Format:  DVD

Rating:  NR

Length:  123 minutes

Plot:  Ransom Stoddard is a successful, but aging U.S. senator, who along with his wife, Hallie, returns to a small western town. They are there to attend the funeral of Tom Doniphon. A young local reporter presses Stoddard for an interview about why he has come to Doniphon's funeral and Doniphon begins to tell a story. Years ago he came to town as young newly-graduated attorney. He was bullied by Liberty Valance, a local tough outlaw, a gunman employed by the local cattle cartel directed to keep the town in line. Doniphon comes to Stoddard's aid when threatened by Valance. Valence challenges Stoddard to a gun fight. Amazingly, even wounded, Stoddard rises triumphant. Stoddard is elected to office in order to clear out the outlaws. The truth about what happened that night is kept a secret until now. The reporter rips up his notes claiming that the myth of the West is more important than the truth.

Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Family Law

Genre:  Drama, Romance, Western

Cast:  James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Ken Murray

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The Man Without a Country

Title:  The Man Without a Country (1973)

Director:  Delbert Mann

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M364 1992

Format:  VHS

Rating: NR

Length:  78 minutes

Plot:  Cliff Robertson stars as 'The Man Without a Country,' condemned to spend his life at sea...A young midshipman, Beau Bridges, is compelled to learn what damning treason could have provoked the aging prisoner to endure such a cruel judgement.

Legal Angles: Military Law, Trial Practice

Genre:  Drama

Cast:  Cliff Robertson, Beau Bridges, Peter Strauss, Robert Ryan

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The Manchurian Candidate

Title:  The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Director:  Jonathan Demme

Location:  MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .M363 2004

Format:  DVD

Rating:  R

Length:  130 minutes

Plot:  When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out.

Legal Angles: Genocide, Politics, Terrorism, Law of War

Genre:  Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Cast:  Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Kimberly Elise, Jeffrey Wright, Ted Levine, Bruno Ganz, Miguel Ferrer, Dean Stockwell, Jude Ciccolella

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Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Title:  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Director:  Justin Chadwick

Location:  MU Law RESERVE  PN1997 .M3633 2014

Format:  DVD

Rating:  PG-13

Length:  141 min.

Plot:  Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

Legal Angles:   Civil Rights, Correction and Punishment

Genre:  Biography, Drama, History

Cast:  Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Terry Pheto, Deon Lotz.

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