Updated April 2012
VHS - Audio-Described
Descriptive videos provide descriptive narration of key visual elements, making television programs, feature films, and other visual media accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. Key visual elements are those that visually impaired viewers would ordinarily miss, such as actions, costumes, gestures, facial expressions and scene changes. Inserted within the natural pauses in dialogue, audio descriptions of important visual details help to engage blind viewers with the story.
The videos on this list are separated into various genres, such as: Drama, Comedy, and Television Series. The video number (DV) follows the title. Use the DV number to place requests.
These are the Regional Library Guidelines for borrowing descriptive videos:
1) You or your organization must be an active, registered user of the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library.
2) Up to three descriptive videos at a time are loaned to each patron. The loan period for each video is three weeks.
3) Remember that some videos may contain strong language, violence, or sexual content.
4) You must provide your own VHS player. Descriptive videos will play on any VHS player. No special equipment is needed to hear the descriptions.
5) The videos are mailed to you as “Free Matter,” and may be returned to the Regional Library by turning over the label on the mailing case (just as you do with books). If there is a problem with the video, check the “Damaged” box on the mailing card.
Against All Hope
(90 min., 1982)
Lubricated by liquor, Cecil Moe’s life is swirling slowly down the drain. An unhappy childhood, worsened by the deaths of his mother and then his father, leads him into the Navy where he takes his first drink to dull the pain. Cecil manages to keep his drinking under control long enough to become a husband and father. But it gets worse, until it threatens his marriage, his family and his life. Try as he might, and he tries mightily, he can’t seem to escape from the bottle. Finally, self-loathing becomes the catalyst for one more effort, his last chance. And this time, it just has to work.
(starring Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr, 95 min., 1938)
Pepe Le Moko, a thief who escaped with a fortune in jewels, has for two years lived in the mazelike, Casbah, "native quarter" of Algiers. A French official insists that he be captured, but sly Inspector Slimane knows he need only bide his time. The suave Pepe increasingly regards his stronghold as also his prison, especially when he meets beautiful Parisian visitor Gaby, who reminds him of the boulevards to which he dare not return...and arouses the mad jealousy of Ines, his Algerian mistress.
The Ambassador's Daughter
(starring Olivia de Havilland, 103 min., 1956)
Joan Fisk, daughter of the ambassador to France, is bored with entertaining the wives of visiting VIPs and decides to conduct an experiment. She accepts a date with an American G.I. and tries to prove to that not all soldiers are wolves. But by the end of their first date - when wine, music and the young man's charms have swept her off her feet - she realizes that she may have won more than the bet.
American Empire (starring Lee Carillo and Richard Dix, 82 min., 1942) Two men join forces to build a cattle empire and battle rustlers, bad weather and each other.
(starring Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins, 155 min., 1997)
Movie based on the 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship bound for the United States. The victims’ fate rested with John Quincy Adams, who defended their right to freedom before the Supreme Court.
And Then There Were None
(starring Barry Fitzgerald and Walter Huston, 99 min., 1945)
Ten people are invited for a weekend on an island by a Mr. U. N. Own, but he isn't on the island. At dinner a record is played, by that all the people are accused of murder, suddenly the first of them is dead, then the next... It seems to be that one of them is the murderer Mr. U. N. Own, but the person in suspect is always the person who is murdered next. At last only two people seem to be left.
Angel on My Shoulder
(starring Paul Muni, 102 min., 1946)
To get his life back, a murdered gangster makes a deal with the devil to destroy the reputation of a judge by taking control of his body.
(70 min., 1954)
An allegorical political satire of communism in which the animals on a farm overthrow their master and live a utopian life until the intelligent pigs take over and one establishes himself as dictator.
(starring Greta Garbo, 112 min., 1935)
In the 1870s in Russia, Anna flaunts convention by having an adulterous affair with Count Vronsky. Preferring the allure of romance to her stifling marriage with Alexis Karenin, Anna's happiness disintegrates as she loses her peace of mind.
Anne of Avonlea
(starring Megan Follows, 230 min., 1987)
Anne Shirley, once a scrawny, tempestuous, red-haired orphan, is now a lovely young woman and a teacher in her old school. As she goes about her daily tasks, love slips into her life so gradually that she doesn't even recognize it.
Anne of Green Gables
(starring Megan Follows, 199 min., 1985)
This is a classic story of an orphan with fiery red hair, a quick temper, and a vivid imagination. The orphanage sends her to a shy Nova Scotia farmer and his no-nonsense sister even though the family had requested a boy. But the longer Anne stays with them, the less they can remember life without her.
(starring Tom Hanks, 140 min., 1995)
Apollo 13 was to have been the fifth mission to the moon. But two days into the trip, on April 13, 1970, the oxygen tank exploded in the command module, placing the three astronauts in grave danger. Lovell describes those terrifying days as astronauts, contractors, and mission control struggled to bring Apollo 13 safely back to Earth.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
(starring Richard Dreyfuss, 120 min., 1974)
In the days following World War II, Duddy Kravitz, a teenage boy in Montreal, determines to be somebody. For that, according to his grandfather, he needs to own land. Duddy embarks on his ambitious pursuit, juggling several jobs at a time and using everyone in the process, but he suffers both financial and moral bankruptcy before he reaches his goal.
As You Like It
(starring Laurence Olivier, 96 min., 1936)
A duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him into the forest. The banished duke's daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin Celia. She has fallen in love with Orlando, but he has his own tyrannical brother to contend with, so he joins with those in the forest. Rosalind, now banished, disguises herself as a young man, with Celia as her servant, and follows Orlando into the forest. There Phebe, a shepherdess loved by Silvius, is herself smitten with the disguised Rosalind. Can true love find a way, and can brothers be reconciled and harmony restored?
(starring John Kapelos and Kenneth Welsch, 97 min., 2000)
A serial murderer of teenage girls is loose, and working the case are a possibly corrupt detective Lou Miles, a probably corrupt chief inspector Brodsky and his "favorite snitch." Personal histories and politics mix to get the ambitious DA and her investigator involved.
The Ballad of Andy Crocker
(starring Lee Majors and Jimmy Dean, 74 min., 1969)
This landmark film is a thought-provoking drama about a decorated Vietnam veteran who returns home alive but discovers that the life he knew has forever changed.
(starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone, 127 min., 1992)
In this chilling murder mystery a detective is obsessed with solving a case that involves a beautiful novelist.
(starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, 123 min., 1988)
One day at the beach, mousey, young Bertie White begins what will become an improbable friendship with brassy Cee Cee Bloom, who has Harpo Marx hair and a caustic tongue. Against formidable odds, the deep relationship of these two women manages to survive the vicissitudes of their marriages and careers for 30 years.
A Beautiful Mind
(starring Russell Crowe, 135 min., 2001)
This film is about the life of a mathematical genius who contributed to game theory, computer architecture, the study of the universe, and the mystery of prime numbers--all before age thirty. After the brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish.
(starring Miriam Hopkins, 85 min., 1935)
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of
Thackeray's classic novel "Vanity Fair." Becky and Amelia are at school together,
but Becky is from a low class family. Becky manages to insinuate herself in Amelia's family and gets to know all their friends. From this seemingly auspicious beginning, she manages to ruin her own life, becoming sick, broke, and lonely, and ruining the lives of other "loved ones."
(starring Rahul Khanna, 106 min., 2002)
Rich, young, and handsome Rahul is desperate to stop his mother and grandmother from interfering with his romantic life. But when they threaten to call off his sister's wedding unless he finds himself a nice Indian girl, he hires an escort, Sue, to pose as his fiancée.
Boy in the Plastic Bubble
(starring John Travolta, 96 min., 1976)
Born prematurely with a defective immune system, Todd Lubitch is confined to a sterile, transparent enclosure. As a bright, warm-hearted teenager, Todd takes high school classes via closed circuit TV. He also falls in love with Gina, the girl next door. Then a visit from astronaut Buzz Aldrin inspires him to create a "space suit" so he can attend school in person. But as his love for Gina grows, so does his desire to escape from his plastic shell.
(starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, 134 min., 2005)
It's 1963 and Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when
they are hired to tend sheep in Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job,
the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. They are
inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and a shared lack
of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and
psychically bonded to each other almost from the start.
(starring Barbara Mandrell, 120 min., 1984)
While coal fires burn beneath a depressed mining town a greedy businessman stops at nothing to buy up the mineral rights.
Call It Murder
(starring Humphrey Bogart, 80 min., 1934)
A jury foreman is tormented by his family, his wife, the public, and himself after sentencing a woman to death in this suspenseful psychodrama.
Callie & Son
(starring Lindsay Wagner, 142 min., 1981)
Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, she succeeds--but her overwhelming love leads to resentment, then disaster.
The Canterville Ghost
(starring Patrick Stewart and Neve Campbell, 92 min., 1996)
After leasing an old castle in England, an American family gets involved in a supernatural adventure with the ghost who has haunted the castle for 400 years. But when the daughter learns why he's been condemned to eternal unrest, she helps him escape the curse.
(starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, 102 min., 1942)
This 1943 Academy Award winner for Best Picture is set in unoccupied Africa during
the early days of World War II. An American expatriate meets a former lover, with
Cast a Dark Shadow
(starring Dirk Bogarde and Margaret Lockwood, 82 min., 1955)
Charming Edward "Teddy" Baer kills his wealthy older wife only to find himself left
out of her will. His next wealthy widow proves to be more than he bargained for in this suspenseful and surprising thriller.
(starring Robert Downey, Jr., 143 min., 1992)
This film chronicles the life of Charlie Chaplin and his rise from the rags of a shabby London district to the riches of Hollywood.
(starring Robert Cummings, 86 min., 1946)
His returning of a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman, a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets.
Child in the Night
(starring JoBeth Williams and Tom Skerritt, 95 min., 1990)
A kid witnesses his father's murder, and a psychologist and a police officer try to recover his memories of the event so he can testify. But that will be not easy -perhaps the truth is more painful than they think.
A Christmas Carol
(starring George C. Scott, 100 min., 1984)
The Christmas classic in which the miser Ebenezer Scrooge encounters three ghosts and ends up finding the true spirit of Christmas.
The Christmas Wife
(starring Jason Robards and Julie Harris, 73 min., 1988)
Not long a widower, John Tanner finds himself facing his first Christmas alone when
A visit from his son and grandkids doesn't work out. Desperate for companionship, he turns to a dating service that matches him up with Iris, a shy but appealing woman in her 50s. Iris agrees to spend the holiday with him - as long as he doesn't ask questions about her personal life. The two enjoy each other's company more than either of them expected. But Iris has a secret she needs to share.
(starring Renee Zellweger and Russell Crowe, 144 min., 2005)
In a time when the world needed a champion, an unlikely hero would arise, carrying the dreams of millions on his shoulders and bringing people everywhere cheering to their feet! Defying the odds against him and stunning the world with one of the greatest comebacks in history, Jim Braddock would prove how hard a man would fight to win a second chance for his family and himself.
Climax: The Lou Gehrig Story
(starring Wendell Corey and Jean Hagen, 53 min., 2001)
After playing in an unprecedented 2,000 consecutive baseball games, legendary New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig goes into an apparent slump. When it worsens, his wife Elly insists on a check-up—and the doctors find a rare nerve disease (later named after Gehrig).
(starring Don Ameche and Wilford Brimley, 117 min., 1985)
A group of senior citizens are given a second chance at being young and face crucial decisions about life and death.
(starring John Yesno, 75 min., 1976)
A Cree teenager is caught in a cultural limbo between the white man's way of life at the residential school he attends in La Pas, and the Native American way of life on the tribal reserve in northern Manitoba where he spends his summers.
(starring Jude Law and Nicole Kidman, 154 min., 2003)
A wounded Confederate soldier leaves the war on an arduous trek to his mountain home and the woman he aims to marry. Meanwhile, his intended struggles to work her deceased father's hardscrabble farm. The film depicts hardship, peril, and courage in the wartime south.
Colonel Effingham's Raid
(starring Charles Coburn, 72 min., 1946)
This film is a satire about a retired army officer who has returned to his Georgia hometown to wage battles in a humorous newspaper column, skirmishing with cronyism and corruption.
The Color Purple
(starring Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg, 154 min., 1985)
An uneducated woman living in the rural American south who was raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man she calls "Mister" is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women.
The Company of Strangers
(102 min., 1990)
When their bus breaks down, a group of eight women, all but one of them elderly, find themselves stranded in the countryside, far from civilization. Forced to shift for themselves, they find shelter in an abandoned farmhouse, and soon discover strengths and skills they never knew they had. As they help each other cope with their difficulties, they learn about each other’s lived and hope and fears.
(starring Edward Burns and Rachel Weisz, 97 min., 2003)
When grifter Jake Vig mistakenly rips off L.A. mobster Winston King, he's given a choice: run a major con on a mark selected by the King or get killed. Jake goes for the con, with the help of an alluring shill.
(starring William H. Macy and Maria Bello, 101 min., 2003)
As the unluckiest man in Vegas, Bernie Lootz is employed by a casino manager to jinx the winning streaks of any high rollers. When Bernie falls in love with a cocktail waitress, it looks like his luck is finally changing. But looks sure can be deceiving.
Cry of the Innocent
(starring Rod Taylor and Joanna Pettet, 93 min., 1980)
When an ex-Green Beret discovers the plane crash that killed his family was not an
accident, he vows to find who was responsible and avenge them.
Cyrano De Bergerac
(starring José Ferrer and Mala Powers, 112 min., 1950)
Few men cut as wide a swath through Paris in the 1760’s as a poet whose nose is exceeded only by his reputation as a duelist. In one of love’s great ironies, the poet is persuaded to help a handsome fellow guardsman to woo Roxanne, the ravishing beauty he himself secretly adores but fears to approach. Will Roxanne realize the man whose words have won her heart is really Cyrano de Bergerac?
(starring Robin Phillips and Laurence Olivier, 120 min., 1969)
Now a successful author, David Copperfield returns to England to find himself confronted by haunting memories, which he must come to terms with before he can move on in life.
Dead Poet's Society
(starring Robin Williams, 128 min., 1989)
Robin Williams portrays passionate English professor John Keating, who inspires his students to “Seize the Day!”
(starring Yul Brynner and Barbara Bouchet, 98 min., 1977)
When a New York gangster is killed on a visit to Naples, his mob sends assassin Peter Marciani to exact revenge. His target is also fingered for the murder of Peter's brother, but getting to him means getting past a Neapolitan policeman, and the cost is high.
(starring Warren Beatty and Madonna, 105 min., 1990)
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
Dinner at the Ritz
(starring Annabella and David Niven, 77 min., 1937)
The daughter of a murdered financier works as a jewelry salesperson while she tracks those among her father's colleagues who plotted against him.
(starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, 100 min., 1987)
An idealistic 17-year-old girl learns about real life – as well as dancing—during a Catskill vacation in the early 1960’s.
(starring Hedy Lamarr, 85 min., 1947)
Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a party girl by night. Unfortunately, her job and bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
(starring Sandra Bullock and Ellen Burstyn, 116 min., 2002)
Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the steps to mend their long-time rift. This is a job for the Sisterhood, life-long friends who stage an "intervention" to bring them back together.
(starring Edmond O’Brien, 83 min., 1950)
When small-town accountant Frank Bigelow takes a week's vacation in San Francisco, a night on the town leaves him feeling more than a little queasy. He soon finds out that someone has given him a deadly poison. With his time rapidly running out, Frank must discover who poisoned him and why, before he's D.O.A. Violent turns and lethal surprises abound in this suspense-filled story of a man racing against the clock to unmask his own murderer.
Do the Right Thing
(starring Spike Lee and Danny Aiello, 120 min., 1989)
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. This compelling story combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in Brooklyn.
Dressed to Kill: A Sherlock Holmes Film
(starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, 72 min., 1946)
Three music boxes are the only clues Holmes has to locate the stolen Bank of England banknotes.
Driving Miss Daisy
(starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, 99 min., 1989)
Boolie, a middle-aged, businessman, hires a chauffeur for his elderly mother, Daisy.
(starring Paul Walker, 120 min., 2006)
In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival.
The English Patient
(starring Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas, 162 min., 1996)
Set in Italy during World War II, four people occupy an abandoned villa: the "English patient," badly burned in a parachute jump; a former spy and thief who was tortured by the Nazis; an exhausted nurse; and a bomb-disposal expert. The members of this disparate quartet reveal their pasts while forming new connections to one another.
(starring Laurence Olivier, 105 min., 1960)
A drama of seedy music hall life. Archie Rice, a 3rd-rate vaudevillian, whose song-and-dance routines are unappealing and boring, is nagged by his shrewish, alcoholic wife about his failures. His world comes tumbling down onto the garbage heap he has built up through his lifetime.
(starring Julia Roberts, 130 min., 2000)
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
Eyes in the Night
(starring Edward Arnold and Donna Reed, 80 min., 1942)
A blind detective and his dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.
The Fallen Idol
(starring Ralph Richardson, 95 min., 1948)
When Philip, an ambassador's young son, sees the butler's wife die at the climax of a jealous fight with her husband, he's torn between his conscience and his desire to protect his best friend and hero--the only adult who listens to him.
The Fall of the Roman Empire
(starring Sophia Loren and Stephen Boyd, 188 min., 1964)
The Roman Empire spans from Constantinople to the far reaches of Germania, but Marcus Aurelius has grown old. His son Commodus is unstable, utterly amoral, and ruthlessly ambitious. The Emperor’s sudden death sets the world stage for the fall of the Roman Empire.
(starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, 119 min., 1987)
A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when his lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Fear in the Night
(starring Paul Kelly, 72 min., 1947)
A man dreams he committed murder, then suspects it was real.
Field of Dreams
(starring Kevin Costner, 107 min., 1989)
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields. His fantasies are realized as the old greats come to life and return to play on his field of dreams.
(starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, 101 min., 2004)
The movie details the experiences of "Peter Pan" author J.M. Barrie, which lead him to write the children's classic. He befriends four children who have no father. Drawing from his time with them, he writes a story about children who don't want to grow up.
(starring Tom Hanks and Robin Wright Penn, 142 min., 1994)
A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. "Forrest Gump" is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.
Fried Green Tomatoes
(starring Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson & Mary-Louise Parker, 130 min., 1991)
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.
Gangs of New York
(starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis, 167 min., 2002)
In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After a bloody clash, Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.
A Girl is a Girl
(88 min., 1999)
Totally into dating beautiful girls, young Trevor sets out on a series of sexual misadventures in search of the love of his life. First there’s Clarissa a lovely, but high maintenance sorority girl. Then he takes a walk on the wild side with Karen, a free-spirited beauty. Next he falls hard for Lisa, a gorgeous ex-model. But Lisa’s got a secret she doesn't want to share; and Trevor’s drug-addled pals complicate their relationship. Trevor complicates it further when he succumbs to Laura, the feisty but enticing singer in a girl band.
A Girl of the Limberlost
(starring Heather Fairfield and Annette O’Toole, 1990)
Elnora Comstock lives in a cabin in the swamp with a cold and indifferent mother. This old fashioned romance tells how she achieves schooling, a new understanding with her mother, and the love of a young man.
Girl with a Pearl Earring
(starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, 100 min., 2003)
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
The Glory Boys
(starring Rod Steiger and Anthony Perkins, 139 min., 1984)
Two ideologically-disparate terrorists (one from the PLO, one from the IRA) meet up in London to assassinate a visiting Israeli nuclear scientist. An alcoholic ex-government agent is brought out of retirement to track them down.
(starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, 175 min., 1972)
Director Francis Ford Coppola paints a chilling portrait of a Sicilian family’s rise and near fall from power in America, and the passage of rule from father to son.
Gods and Monsters
(starring Ian McKellan and Brendan Fraser, 105 min., 1998)
This is the story of James Whale, the director of "Frankenstein" in the time period following the Korean War. Whale is homosexual and develops a friendship with his gardener, an ex-Marine.
Gone With the Wind
(starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, 238 min., 1939)
A romantic Civil War epic in which Scarlett O’Hara, a forceful and ruthless heroine, and Rhett Butler, a war profiteer, play out their tempestuous love affair against the backdrop of the Civil War.
The Green Promise
(starring Walter Brennan, 96 min., 1949)
In the 1940s a widowed farmer, Tom moves with his four children hoping to make a fresh start. They soon meet David Barkley, the local agricultural agent, who is full of sound advice about farming methods. Threatened by the young man’s ideas and his interest in Tom’s oldest daughter, Tom dismisses the agent and his advice. Tom’s stubbornness puts the farm and his relationships with his children at risk.
(starring Pierce Brosnan, 117 min., 1999)
The story of the life and work of Archie Grey Owl, the Canadian fur trapper turned conservationist who claimed to be a Native American.
(starring Anthony Hopkins and Blythe Danner, 104 min., 1985)
Tired of constant philandering by her wealthy husband, Arthur, Louise Jamieson demands a costly divorce. Arthur then plots to murder Louise, even rehearsing scenarios in an imaginary courtroom. When Jackie, Arthur's jilted mistress, tells Louise about his scheme the so-called victim makes plans of her own.
The Hairy Ape
(starring William Bendix and Susan Hayward, 92 min., 1944)
Hank Smith, a brutish stoker on board a freighter, is appalled when Mildred Douglas, a society girl forced by circumstance to travel as a passenger, visits the stokehold and recoils at the filthy, sweating Hank. A powerhouse of a man with a primitive confidence, Hank has never been looked down on before nor suffered the insult "hairy ape" flung at him by the rich girl. At first he seeks vengeance for the insult, but broods over it until more than anything, he desires to understand it. When the ship reaches port, he seeks her out in her upper class surroundings, determined to grasp the meaning of the encounter.
He Walked By Night
(starring Richard Basehart and Scott Brady, 79 min., 1948)
Interrupted by a patrolman during a break-in, a cool, resourceful criminal shoots the cop--and sets off a manhunt by the outraged LAPD across metropolitan Los Angeles.
(starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick, Jr., 114 min., 1998)
Humiliated on national television when her best friend and her husband admit they are in love and having an affair, Birdee Pruitt moves back to her mother's home in Texas. Returning home, however, is not easy. Her young daughter misses her father and she finds that having been the most popular girl in high school - cheerleader, married the high school quarterback - left a bitter feeling among many of her contemporaries. There is one man, however, who still has feelings for her after all of these years, but can Birdee put her recent past behind her and start a new life?
(starring Larry Hagman, 82 min., 1974)
A compelling docudrama about the category 4 hurricane that lashed into the Gulf coast of Mississippi in 1964, taking 39 lives and causing half a billion dollars' damage.
I Cover the Waterfront
(starring Claudette Colbert, 75 min., 1933)
An investigative reporter romances a suspected smuggler's daughter.
Indiscretion of an American Wife
(starring Jennifer Jones and Montgomery Clift, 65 min., 1953)
A married American woman has gotten involved with another man while visiting relatives in Rome. She decides the time has come to break off the relationship, and she makes plans to return home to her husband. But she soon realizes that she is not sure about what she wants to do, and she continues to agonize over her decision.
(starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hillary Swank, 118 min., 2002)
Crime never sleeps and neither does the homicide detective invited to Nightmute, Alaska to head a murder investigation. He finds the investigation disrupted by an ever-shining midnight sun that wreaks sleep-depriving havoc on his body clock. As his consciousness becomes unstable, he is nagged by guilt over another crime.
It's a Wonderful Life
(starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, 130 min., 1946)
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
The Jackie Robinson Story
(starring Jackie Robinson and Ruby Dee, 76 min., 1950)
Jackie Robinson was signed in 1947 by the Brooklyn Dodgers, and became the first player to break the color barrier in big league baseball.
(starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara, 108 min., 1939)
A tale of an old inn on the desolate moors of Cornwall, where Mary Yellan, left alone in the world at her mother's death, takes refuge with her aunt. Her uncle, the landlord, directs a crew of smugglers, and the inn is a place of horror and mystery.
(starring George C. Scott and Susannah York, 110 min., 1970)
In Victorian England, a plain and intelligent woman becomes the governess for a spoiled young girl on a country estate, is caught up in the mysteries of the manor, and falls in love with the master.
(starring Franchot Tone, 70 min., 1949)
New York Assistant District Attorney Howard Malloy investigates a series of murders and uncovers an anti-religious racist hate group.
The Joe Louis Story
(starring Coley Wallace and Hilda Simms, 88 min., 1953)
After a brief allusion to Golden Boy, this moves meticulously into the training of a great boxer, and good clips from his bouts plus footage of the 1942 "Night of Stars" at the Garden, and Louis's WWII tour, ending with his final fight with Rocky Marciano.
The Joy Luck Club
(starring Kieu Chinh, 139 min., 1993)
In 1949 four Chinese women living in San Francisco founded the Joy Luck Club where they meet to play mah-jongg, tell stories, and “feast” on scraps. Forty years later when one women dies, her daughter takes her place at the club, and a secret is revealed that unleashes in each person the need to reach back and remember.
(starring Charlton Heston, 106 min., 1950)
Classic tale of the betrayal of the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title character, and all of Rome’s fickleness towards the events.
Kansas City Confidential
(starring John Payne, 99 min., 1952)
When a down-on-his-luck World War II vet is framed in a million-dollar bank robbery, he swears to get even with the vicious criminals who pulled the daring daylight heist.
The Kennel Murder Case: A Philo Vance Mystery with a Sealed Room
(starring William Powell and Mary Astor, 73 min., 1933)
A prominent member of the Long Island Kennel Club is found dead with a gun in his limp hand. The police assume suicide, but motives for murder abound, and debonair Philo Vance suspects foul play.
A Killing Affair
(starring Peter Weller and Kathy Baker, 100 min., 1986)
West Virginia, 1947: a young farm wife is kept a virtual prisoner by her sadistic, philandering husband. After he leaves for work one morning, she finds a handsome young stranger at her door. Then she finds her husband's body hanging in the smokehouse--hacked to death by an axe.
(starring Kevin Spacey and Kim Bassinger, 138 min, 1997)
Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing
methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an
all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films.
The Lady Vanishes
(starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave, 96 min., 1938)
When an elderly woman vanishes during a train journey from Switzerland to England, her existence is questioned. A young man and young woman investigate.
The Last of the Mohicans
(starring Randolph Scott and Bruce Cabot, 91 min., 1936)
During the Seven Years’ War, an American scout, Hawkeye, and his two Mohican companions Uncas and Chingachook, agree to help the British against the French and their Huron allies. When the fort they’re defending is overrun by Hurons avid for scalps, Hawkeye and the Mohicans risk their lives in a daring attempt to rescue the daughters of the British commander from the Hurons’ treacherous leader, Magua.
The Last Samurai
(starring Tom Cruise, 154 min., 2003)
Army Captain Nathan Algren trains the Imperial Japanese Army to defeat a rebellion of the country's remaining Samurai. Algren is captured by the Samurai and becomes part of the village where he is held hostage, finding that his true warrior is becoming unleashed as he trains to be a Samurai with people once called his enemies.
The Last Time I Saw Paris
(starring Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson, 116 min., 1954)
In Paris after World War II, a handsome army information officer meets two beautiful
sisters, who fall madly in love with him.
The Last Winter
(starring Joshua Murray, 115 min., 1990)
Farm life is perfect for 10-year-old Will Jamieson. Then his dad lands a job in the city, and Will must confront the loss of everything he holds dear.
Last Woman on Earth
(starring Betsy Jones-Moreland and Antony Carbone, 71 min., 1960)
A natural disaster leaves only 3 survivors: 2 men and a woman. At first they cooperate to survive. As the days turn into weeks, the mounting tensions among them threaten to boil over.
Life Is Beautiful / La Vita E Bella
(starring Roberto Benigni, 118 min., 1997)
A charming but bumbling waiter gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor, has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his family. But as Italian Jews, their lives are threatened by World War II, and he must struggle to keep his young son alive and happy in a concentration camp.
Little Lord Fauntleroy
(starring Mickey Rooney, 98 min., 1936)
A little boy and his widowed mother live happily in genteel poverty in New York City until the boy’s grandfather, a bitter old English nobleman, orders him to sail to England to learn to be an aristocrat.
Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
(starring Mariel Hemmingway, 99 min., 1997)
This retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of two street kids - one who becomes the recipient of a kind benefactor and the other who goes on the run on the street - describes life at Plumfield, the school established by Jo and her husband.
Lost Daughter (Two Parts)
(starring Richard Chamberlain, 179 min., 1997)
After years of estrangement from his daughter Laurie, Andrew is shocked to learn that his little girl has become embroiled in an infamous cult's mass murders/suicide. With dozens dead and burned beyond recognition the police are at a loss for answers, and Andrew must investigate for himself. With the help one of Laurie's friends, Andrew searches for his missing daughter. But as he gets closer to the truth, he discovers that the responsibility for the entire affair rests far too close to home.
The Man on the Eiffel Tower
(starring Charles Laughton and Burgess Meredith, 87 min., 1949)
In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek is paid by Bill Kirby to murder his wealthy aunt. An innocent man is suspected, but Radek keeps taunting the police until they realize that he is the killer. The police are led on chases through the streets and over the rooftops of Paris and finally up the girders of the Eiffel Tower.
The Man Who Knew Too Much
(starring James Stewart and Doris Day, 120 min., 1956)
A vacationing British family becomes involved in an assassination plot when a murdered British spy whispers a secret to the father before dying. Enemy spies kidnap his daughter to ensure his silence.
The Man with the Golden Arm
(starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak, 119 min., 1955)
The underworld of Chicago's West Side in the late 1940s is portrayed through Frankie Machine--a poker dealer with a "golden arm" and morphine-addicted hustler with a bad conscience.
Meet John Doe
(starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, 122 min., 1941)
An honest man is manipulated by a big-city reporter and a corrupt politician into fronting a national scam.
Million Dollar Baby
(starring Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank, 132 min., 2004)
Retired boxer Frankie Dunn runs a gym in Los Angeles with another former fighter. Dunn's still troubled by his painful estrangement from his daughter, and he's surprised when a female boxer, Maggie Fitzgerald, walks into his gym and asks him to train her.
The Miracle Worker
(starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, 106 min., 1962)
Tells how young Anne Sullivan came to work with mute, deaf-blind Helen Keller and found a way to teach this previously unreachable child.
Mr. Holland's Opus
(starring Richard Dreyfuss, 143 min., 1995)
A frustrated composer comes to realize that his real passion is teaching.
(starring Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry, 112 min., 2001)
After a family tragedy, a racist guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.
The Most Dangerous Game
(starring Joel McCrea and Fay Wray, 78 min., 1932)
After being shipwrecked on a private island, Bob becomes the human prey of a deranged hunter, whom he must outwit to survive.
Murder by Decree
(starring Christopher Plummer, 124 min., 1979)
When the city of London is held captive by a blood-thirsty killer known as "Jack the
Ripper", only one detective is shrewd enough to uncover the links in the seemingly
random acts of unimaginable violence – the legendary Sherlock Holmes.
(starring Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, and Tim Robbins, 138 min., 2003)
Sean, Jimmy, and Dave were eleven when Dave was briefly abducted from a Boston slum. Twenty-five years later, ex-con Jimmy's daughter is murdered and Dave becomes a suspect. Sean, now a homicide detective, is assigned to the case.
(starring Cedric Hardwicke, 108 min., 1947)
Nicholas Nickleby, son of a poor country gentleman, is deprived of his rightful inheritance by his rich, villainous uncle. Forced to make his own way in the world, Nicholas takes a job as a schoolteacher at a repulsive school in Yorkshire. He soon flees the school - taking with him one of the persecuted boys, Smike - and they join a troop of actors. Nicholas then has to protect Smike, while trying to stop his Uncle from taking advantage of his sweetheart, whose father is in debtor’s prison.
Nobody Waved Goodbye
(starring Peter Kastner, 80 min., 1964)
Bright but bored, Peter turns 18 in 1965 and moves out, but discovers there's more to being on his own than he imagined.
Of Human Bondage
(starring Leslie Howard and Bette Davis, 83 min., 1934)
Philip Carey is a sensitive, talented, orphan with a club foot who cannot find his true vocation. He begins an affair with a waitress will drastically alter the course of his life.
The Old Testament
(90 min., 1962)
Jerusalem, early in the second century B.C.:The Judeans are oppressed by the Syrian King Antiochus. Judas Maccabee, eldest son of the High Priest, urges revolt. But Mathias chooses the path of peaceful co-existence urged by his second son Simon. Then the new Syrian Governor demands that the Ark of the Covenant be replaced by a golden idol. Mathias' refusal sparks a bloody struggle; most of the Maccabees are killed. Finally it falls to Simon to take up the sword and lead his people in reclaiming Jerusalem and re-consecrating the temple.
On Golden Pond
(starring Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda, 109 min., 1981)
This film is about one summer in the life of a crotchety, retired university professor and his family; dealing with the conflict among three generations.
(starring Lou Cariou, 89 min., 1977)
A crusading television reporter starts delving into rumors of an international conglomerate’s negligent mishandling of a deadly chemical, and soon finds himself hot on the trail of the most important story of his life. The rumors he discovers are true. But the station won’t let him break the story without hard proof. His pursuit of it puts his marriage and his family at risk, as the pressure to back off escalates. When he persists in his efforts to expose the conglomerate, the most important story of his life bids fair to be the last.
One Way Out
(starring Jack Gwaltney, 104 min., 1996)
Released from jail Frank Logan returns home to find the bank has foreclosed on the family farm because his sweet, but simple minded brother Snooky has been cheated of his wages by his boss. Frank plans to rob the boss with help from a former cellmate and the cellmate’s ex-stripper girlfriend. But the plan goes badly awry; the boss gets shot and they are forced to flee after kidnapping a witness to the crime who also happens to be the estranged wife of the local sheriff. An escalating crime spree fuels their run for Mexico. Then deep in the heart of Texas, they find there is only one way out. Contain coarse language, violence and nudity.
(starring William Holden, 90 min., 1940)
Set in a once-typical American town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Daily life in the town, the courtship and wedding of George Gibbs and Emily Webb and, finally the death of Emily affirm the beauty and sadness of life.
Outpost in Morocco
(starring George Raft and Marie Windsor, 92 min., 1949)
Because of his way with women as much as his courage and quick wit, French Foreign Legion Captain Paul Gerard is assigned to escort the daughter of a powerful emir back to her father’s city in the desert near Morocco. By the time they reach their destination, the captain and the lovely emir have become enamored. Then Paul discovers the emir is secretly uniting the desert tribes in a jihad to sweep the foreigners from their land. And all that stands in the way is the lonely, local garrison.
The Passion of the Christ
(starring James Caviezel, 127 min., 2004)
This film details the final hours and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
(starring Rebecca Jenkins and Daniel MacIvor, 90 min., 2002)
The film inter-cuts between two days, two years apart. The first: a flight from Vancouver to Halifax, where Charlotte and Cecil, two strangers, meet in seats 3a & 3c and fall in love. The second: a Saturday two years later, where Charlotte and Cecil now a couple, fight, break-up and finally reunite.
(starring Van Heflin and Ed Begley, 83 min., 1956)
A small town plant manager, whose company has been swallowed up by a conglomerate, is moved up to the executive level of the conglomerate and set up with a beautiful home, a fancy office and a top secretary. Soon he realizes that his promotion may have more to do with leverage against one of the CEO's adversaries. His materialistic wife urges him to succeed no matter what the moral cost.
(starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, 119 min., 1941)
A married couple about to separate after a shared tragedy remembers their life together in this drama about the heartaches and hard-won joys of love and marriage.
The Phantom of the Opera
(starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum, 143 min., 2004)
The Phantom is a masked man who roams around the Paris Opera House and haunts the singers. He falls for a young soprano named Christine Daae and tutors her so well that she passes another soprano as the city's best. He's smitten and wants Christine for his own, but she still has feelings for a childhood love. Feeling betrayed the Phantom kidnaps her with plans to make her his eternal bride.
(starring John Travolta and Kyra Sedgwick, 123 min., 1996)
A simple, small town garage mechanic who suddenly develops amazing mental abilities must face governmental investigation, scientific scrutiny, and ostracism by even his closest friends.
(starring Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel, 121 min., 1993)
A haunting story set in 19th century New Zealand, that shows the tragedy and triumph erotic passion can bring to one’s life.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
(starring George Sanders and Donna Reed, 110 min., 1945)
A vain decadent young man keeps his youth while his portrait grows old and reveals the evil in his life.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
(starring Van Johnson and Claude Rains, 89 min., 1957)
The singing, rhyming citizens of Hamelin hope to win a competition with rival towns for royal recognition. To this end, the mayor outlaws play (which is a bit hard on the children) and refuses to help a rival town when it's flooded. But rats (seen only as shadows), fleeing the flood, invade Hamelin in droves. A magical piper, whose music only children (and rats) can hear, strikes a bargain. Once the rats are gone, the Mayor and council renege on the bargain - to their subsequent regret.
Port Of New York
(starring Scott Brady and Yul Brynner, 82 min., 1949)
A team of customs agents fight to bring down a gang of smugglers.
Power, Passion, and Murder
(starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Darren McGavin, 83 min., 1987)
A movie mogul celebrates his success while a rising star risks her career in an irresistible romance.
The Preacher's Wife
(starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, 124 min., 1996)
Dudley is an angel who is sent to earth to help a young minister and his beautiful wife revive their marriage. But things take a twist when Dudley falls in love with the preacher’s wife.
(starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, 125 min., 1990)
When a successful corporate mogul meets carefree, independent Vivian Ward their
two lives are worlds apart—can a merger occur?
(starring John Travolta and Emma Thompson, 143 min., 1998)
This film parallels the 1992 Bill Clinton Presidential campaign. When Jack Stanton, a southern governor, makes a run for the Presidency, he recruits Henry Burton as his deputy campaign manager. At first, Henry sees the opportunity to gain an insider’s view of politics as a welcome distraction. But the business of politics soon builds a formidable backdrop to Henry’s personal identity crisis.
(starring Kaoru Kobayashi, 102 min., 2004)
Quill is a little Labrador puppy who becomes a guide dog. While he may not be the smartest or the fastest, he blossoms under the tutelage of his trainer, Tawada. But nothing could prepare Quill for his new master, Watanabe: a lonely, bad tempered middle-aged man who "would rather sleep than be dragged around by a dog". Quill proves to be up to the challenge in this heartwarming hit from Japan.
(starring Joan Crawford, 94 min., 1932)
On the remote island of Pago Pago, a South Seas prostitute, Sadie Thompson, attracts the attention of a fire-and-brimstone missionary hell-bent on her reform.
(starring Jamie Foxx, 178 min., 2004)
This film traces Ray Charles’s career from his early days as a poor musician in the South to his rise as one of the most influential musicians ever.
The Red House
(starring Edward G. Robinson and Judith Anderson, 100 min., 1947)
Folks whisper about the Morgan’s, who live on an isolated farm near Oxhead woods: Pete, his sister Ellen, and their adopted child, 17-year-old Meg. The sinister woods contain a dark secret which Pete is determined to keep hidden. A suspenseful drama with a superb musical score.
The River Niger
(starring Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones, 105 min., 1976)
Feisty poet Johnny Williams and his wife Mattie proudly await the return of their son
Jeff from a stint in the Air Force. When he learns Jeff hates the service and plans to
leave it, Johnny goes on a bender in this powerful adaptation of a Tony
Salt of the Earth
(starring Will Geer and David Wolfe, 94 min., 1954)
In New Mexico in the 1950s, Mexican zinc miners go on strike, fed up with brutal, unsafe working conditions and bare subsistence in a company shantytown next to the mine. At the forefront of the struggle are union activist Ramon and his pregnant wife Esperanza. In addition to a racist employer who has no intention of meeting their demands and uses cruel tactics to break them, they must contend with their own grinding poverty and the engrained macho chauvinism of Ramon and the other men. Simple and direct, this moving drama celebrates solidarity and the human spirit.
(starring Roberta Maxwell, 87 min., 2002)
Distressed by the progress of Alzheimer’s disease in his mother Mora, Daniel strived to delay her mental decline and rescue the shattered remnants of her memory. When his father dies abruptly, Daniel takes Mora into his own home desire the added stress it places on his wife and young son Jake. Daniel feels the illness may be hereditary. Was it the onset of the disease that caused Mora to abandon her painting 20 years ago? And it is behind the mental paralysis that’s been stalling his own career as a filmmaker?
The Scarlet Pimpernel
(starring Leslie Howard, 97 min., 1934)
As the Reign of Terror rages through France in the spring of 1792, the only hope for the aristocratic families waiting in the shadow of the guillotine is a mysterious and daring master of disguise who rescues as many of them as he can. Outraged, First Citizen Robespierre orders his Prefect of Police, the sly and ruthless Chauvelin, to identify and destroy the Scarlet Pimpernel. A classic adaption of Baroness d’Orczy’s gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal, heroism and love.
(starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett, 103 min., 1945)
Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. On a rainy night, he rescues Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. At Johnny's urging, she lets Chris establish her in an apartment (with his shrewish wife's money). There, Chris paints masterpieces; but Johnny sells them under Kitty's name, with disastrous and ironic results.
Scent of a Woman
(starring Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell, 157 min., 1992)
In order to earn extra money, a prep school student agrees to accompany a blind, retired army officer, played by Al Pacino, on a weekend excursion to New York City that will change both of their lives forever.
(starring Liam Neeson, 195 min., 1993)
In 1939, Oscar Schindler, a young, wealthy, enterprising German interested in drinking and women, is a less-than-exemplary Catholic. This tells the story of his transformation into a man who saves hundreds of Jews from death during World War II.
Seabiscuit: an American legend
(starring Toby Maguire and Jeff Bridges, 140 min., 2003)
Seabiscuit tells the true story of an ungainly racehorse that captured the nation's heart during the Depression.
(starring Robert Young and Betsy Drake, 91 min., 1950)
While visiting her aunt in northern California, beautiful young Ellen Foster finds herself deeply drawn to Jeff Cohalen, a talented architect, charming and attractive, but strangely aloof. Haunted by the still-recent death of his fiancée, Jeff is beset by a series of strange and inexplicable accidents. But are they really accidents? And if they’re not, then who’s behind them? Warned that Jeff could be mentally unbalanced, but wanting to believe in him, Ellen puts her life at risk to learn the truth. A dark, brooding, suspenseful drama.
Shakespeare in Love
(starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, 123 min., 1998)
When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before.
(starring Hayden Christiansen, 94 min., 2003)
Based on a true story. In the late 1990's, Stephen Glass is the hottest of the young writers at America's pre-eminent magazine of political commentary - until a discrepancy in one of his articles leads to the discovery of a terrible truth and a scandal that shocks Washington and the publishing world.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
(starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, 68 min., 1943)
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will enjoy this film classic from the 1940s in which Holmes and Watson take time out from being detectives to help the Allies rescue the inventor of a bombsight from the Nazis. Even so, Holmes and Watson get no rest from their arch rival.
Sitting in Limbo
(97 min., 1986)
Smart and self-reliant, Pat’s a blank teenager in Montreal trying to finish high school, working at Harvey’s and living with her two best friends, both of them single mothers with babies. Her only weakness is her boyfriend Fabian who has more charm than sense and a low tolerance for responsibility. When Pat gets pregnancy, Fabian and their relationship are tested to the limit. Full of gentle warmth and humor with an upbeat reggae score.
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
(starring Susan Hayward and Eddie Albert, 103 min., 1947)
Angie Evans, fast-rising nightclub singer, interrupts her career to marry struggling songwriter Ken Conway. When Ken lucks into a career as chart-topping radio crooner, Angie is forced into idle luxury which proves her downfall. Her potential alcoholism burgeons and Ken remains clueless concerning his responsibility for her problems.
(starring Robert Redford and Sidney Poitier, 126 min., 1992)
Computer expert Martin Bishop and his team of renegade hackers are blackmailed into carrying out a covert operation to recover a mysterious black box. They discover factions from all sides are willing to kill for it.
(starring Barry Pepper and Annabella Piuqattuk, 103 min., 2003)
Stranded in the high Arctic after his bush plane crashes, maverick pilot Charlie Halliday is brashly confident that he'll get out alive. Leaving Kanaalaq, the ailing young Inuit women he was flying to the hospital, he makes a disastrous solo attempt to walk out of the vast wilderness. When his ignorance almost gets him killed, Charlie is obliged to realize that Kanaalaq and her understanding of this beautiful, but unforgiving environment offer their only hope of surviving.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
(starring Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward, 114 min., 1952)
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.
(starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, 150 min., 1982)
Stingo moves into a cheap Brooklyn rooming house where he meets unstable Nathan and his gorgeous lover, Sophie, a Polish Catholic who somehow survived the Holocaust. Stingo, who feels unrequited love for Sophie, becomes her confidant as she faces the horrors of her past.
Stand and Deliver
(starring Edward James Olmos, 103 min., 1988)
This is the inspiring story of Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at East Los Angeles’ Garfield High School, who refuses to write off his inner-city students as losers.
A Star Is Born
(starring Judy Garland and James Mason, 154 min., 1954)
A fading, alcoholic movie star meets an aspiring actress, falls in love, and marries her. Her career skyrockets, while his continues to fade.
The Stars Look Down
(starring Michael Redgrave and Margaret Lockwood, 110 min., 1940)
Davey Fenwick leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with Jenny who gets him to marry her and return home as a local schoolteacher before finishing his degree. Davey finds he is ill-at-ease in his role, the more so when he realizes Jenny still loves her former boyfriend. When he finds that his father and the other miners are going to have to continue working on a possibly deadly coal seam he decides to act.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
(starring Barbara Stanwyck and Kirk Douglas, 116 min., 1946)
In 1928, young heiress Martha Ivers fails to run off with friend Sam Masterson, and is involved in fatal events. Years later, Sam returns to find Martha the power behind Iverstown and married to "good boy" Walter O'Neil, now district attorney. At first, Sam is more interested in displaced blonde Toni Marachek than in his boyhood friends; but they draw him into a convoluted web of plotting and cross-purposes.
The Strange Woman
(starring Hedy Lamarr and George Sanders, 100 min., 1946)
Bangor, Maine in the early 1800s is a boom town. When her abusive father expires, young Jenny Hager determines to use her beauty and wits to raise her station in life. Self-serving and amoral, Jenny attempts to fulfill her ambitions by manipulating others. But at the same time, her kindness and generosity to those less fortunate earn her respect. When the wealth older merchant she seduces into marriage fails to satisfy her, she sets out to find love, not caring who may be hurt along the way.
(starring Richard Gere, 73 min., 1975)
A New York City detective teams up with a federal agent and a state trooper to bust up a drug ring.
(starring Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden, 75 min., 1954)
The tranquility of a small California town is marred only by Sheriff Todd Shaw's unsuccessful courtship of the widow Ellen Benson. But violence descends on Ellen's household when the U.S. President passes through town... and slightly psycho hired assassin John Baron finds the Benson home ideal for an ambush.
(starring Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum, 133 min., 1960)
Paddy and Ida Carmody and their son Sean are migrant drovers in the Australian outback of the 1920s. While Ida and Sean yearn for a farm of their own, the thought of settling down is more than Paddy's un-tethered spirit can bear.
Swing High, Swing Low
(starring Carol Lombard and Fred MacMurray, 82 min., 1937)
When a talented trumpeter goes on a bender in New York City, he is rescued from disaster by his big band singer wife.
(starring David Janssen and Senta Berger, 89 min., 1976)
When five clients of an exclusive Swiss Bank receive mysterious letters threatening to expose their dirty secrets unless they each pay one million Swiss Francs, bank president Johann Hurtil calls in International Affairs Consultant David Christopher to protect his powerful clients. But safeguarding the blackmail victims becomes dangerous for Christopher when one of the clients, an old enemy and Chicago mobster puts a hit on him, and he finds himself fighting off the man he's been hired to protect.
The Ten Commandments
(starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner, 220 min., 1956)
Cecil B. Demille’s 1956 epic tells the story of Moses, once favored in Pharaoh’s household, who turns his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.
Terms of Endearment
(starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger, 132 min., 1983)
This academy-award-winning motion picture dazzles with its believable, insightful story of two captivating people, mother and daughter over 30 years.
They Made Me a Criminal
(starring John Garfield and Ann Sheridan, 92 min., 1939)
Wanted for a murder he didn’t commit, high-living prize fighter Johnny Bradfield flees to avoid arrest. Weeks later, down and out in Arizona, he’s taken in by Grandma Rafferty and young Peggy, who run a fresh-air farm for delinquent boys. After a shaky start, Johnny becomes a role model for the boys, and falls in love with Peggy. Then, to win some much-needed money for the farm, he takes a risk—not knowing a detective has picked up on his trail.
The Third Man
(starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten, 104 min., 1949)
Set in Vienna shortly after World War II, when occupation forces control the city that is no stranger to kidnapping and death. An American novelist comes to Europe for the funeral of a friend and finds himself entangled in a web of international intrigue.
The Thirty-Nine Steps
(starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll, 86 min., 1935)
When the secret agent he befriends is murdered in his London flat, Canadian Richard Hannay finds himself the target of a police manhunt and deadly ring of spies intent on silencing him forever. His only hope of surviving is a strong-willed young woman who wants no part of him or his farfetched story.
(starring Gene Wilder and Bob Newhart, 100 min., 1974)
When their regular Thursday night poker game is terminated, two pals continue to use the game as a pretext to get away from their troubled marriages for a little fun.
(starring Mel Gibson and Piper Laurie, 109 min., 1979)
Tim is a young man with below average intelligence. He works as a laborer, and is often taken advantage of by his co-workers and other people. Mary asks Tim to work around her yard for a day. The day stretches into a few weekends, and the two soon become friends. Some people, however, are suspicious of their friendship -which seems to be strengthening - accusing Mary of taking advantage of Tim's innocence. Will changing circumstances in Tim's family life change his relationship with Mary?
The Time of Your Life
(starring James Cagney and William Bendix, 105 min., 1948)
Nick's Pacific Street Saloon and Entertainment Palace is home to an appealing assortment of eccentrics; among them: a pinball addict, a champagne sipping philosopher, a cigar store Indian fighter, and a beautiful young woman with a murky past. Nick appreciates their eccentricities for the spice they add to his daily existence. When an extortionist tries to shake Nick down, his loyal customers put aside their differences and band together to trounce the villain.
(starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, 194 min., 1997)
Two people from different worlds meet and fall in love on the brief, tragic maiden voyage of the grand ocean liner, Titanic.
To Kill a Mockingbird
(starring Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall, 129 min., 1952)
Scout Finch is an outspoken six-year-old tomboy when she begins her tale of growing up in a small Alabama town with her brother Jem and her attorney father Atticus. The children's intense curiosity about a reclusive neighbor is eclipsed by Atticus's attempt to defend a black man against charges of raping a white woman.
Too Late for Tears
(starring Lizabeth Scott and Don DeFore, 99 min., 1949)
Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder.
(starring Lloyd Bridges and Barbara Payton, 78 min., 1949)
When bogus $20 bills begin turning up, the Secret Service arranges the release from prison of a convicted counterfeiter Tris Stewart hoping he will lead them to the plates—but he has his own agenda.
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr
(starring Ken Wahl and Leslie Ann Warren, 91 min., 1981)
In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand, hunter Gibbie discovers a plane wreck from World War II. A gang of crooks follow and threaten him because they know there is money in the wreck. A helicopter pilot helps Gibbie fight against them.
(starring Anthony Perkins and Jeanne Moreau, 118 min., 1962)
A young middle-manager, and seemingly model citizen wakes up one morning to find the police searching his apartment. Arrested for unspecified crimes, he’s released but kept under surveillance pending the trial. Alternately protesting his innocence and pondering his possible guilt, he awaits his uncertain fate with mounting anxiety – anxiety which his high-priced lawyer seems more inclined to aggravate than assuage.
(starring Susan Hayward and Robert Preston, 90 min., 1949)
In 1920s Oklahoma, a proud, domineering redhead fights her way to victory in the war for an oil empire after her father's death.
Two Thousand and None
(starring John Turturro, 95 min., 2000)
Benjamin is a paleontologist who has just split from his wife Amanda. While trying to readjust to single life, Benjamin visits the doctor and is informed he's suffering from an unusual brain disease called Talbot's Syndrome, and he's not likely to live longer than five weeks. Benjamin is initially philosophical about his fate and decides to enjoy himself as much as he can -much to the disgust of Amanda, his best friend, his boss, and his new girlfriend, all of whom believe he should be taking the matter seriously.
Urge To Kill
(starring Patrick Barr and Ruth Dunning, 59 min., 1960)
A town is torn apart when a high school football star returns home two years after pleading insanity in his trial for the murder of a popular cheerleader.
Waiting to Exhale
(starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, 127 min., 1995)
Phoenix, Arizona, 1990. Four black thirty-something girlfriends commiserate over the lack of appealing eligible men. Bored with Denver, Savannah has moved to town at the urging of her friend Bernadine, whose wealthy husband has just left her for his young white bookkeeper. Robin jumps from one loser to another, while Gloria tries to ignore her nonexistent love life by focusing on her son.
The War Lord
(starring Charlton Heston and Richard Boone, 123 min., 1965)
A knight goes to a coastal village where an earlier attempt to build a castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he falls in love with one of the local women.
(starring Robert Newton and Richard Burton, 114 min., 1950)
A good-for-nothing sailor walks out on his young family leaving them to fend for
hemselves in the Liverpool slums. They make a go of their lives and the eldest
daughter, now a woman, is none too pleased at her father's attempted return.
Wayne Murder Case
(starring Regis Toomey and June Clyde, 60 min., 1932)
Silas Wayne the rich industrialist gathers his heirs to hear his will. He made some changes after discovering his secretary and nephew were embezzling. But none of his other heirs are friendly to him either. Before he can read his will, Wayne is stabbed to death in front of his heirs and two police officers, none of whom actually see who did it. Detective Sergeant Mitchell must find the killer before his ace reporter girlfriend "Nosey" Toodles embarrassed his department.
Why Shoot the Teacher?
(starring Bud Cort and Samantha Eggar, 100 min., 1977)
In the 1930's, Max Brown is an urban young man from an Eastern province, fresh from college, whose only job offer is in a one-room school house in the Canadian prairie. At first he's distant, superior, lonely, and bewildered; his students are rebellious. Over the course of the year, he is drawn to Alice Field, the wife of a farmer, in a love that can lead nowhere. But, he and his students connect, a connection that matters and lasts.
The Witness for the Prosecution
(starring Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich, 116 min., 1957)
A gruff British lawyer returns from a long convalescence to take on a homicide case--a man accused of murdering a wealthy woman friend to secure an inheritance.
(starring Val Kilmer and Kate Bosworth, 104 min., 2003)
July 1, 1981, police discover a quadruple homicide on Wonderland Avenue. The investigation uncovers two versions of the events leading to the murders, both involving porn actor John Holmes.
Young and Innocent
(starring Nova Pilbeam and Derrick De Marney, 83 min., 1937)
A film actress is murdered by her estranged husband who is jealous of all her young boyfriends. The next day, writer Robert Tisdall (who happens to be one such boyfriend) discovers her body on the beach. He runs to call the police; however, two witnesses think that he is the escaping murderer. Robert is arrested, but owing to a mix up at the courthouse, he escapes and goes on the run with Chief Constable Burgoyne's daughter Erica, determined to prove his innocence.
The Art of War
(starring Wesley Snipes and Anne Archer, 117 min., 2000)
Framed for the murder of the Chinese ambassador to the UN, secret agent Neal Shaw, is pursued by the FBI and by a ruthless squad of Triad killers. Each step he takes draws him deeper into a web of treachery and deceit in this explosive, fast-paced, high-octane thriller.
(starring Christian Bale and Katie Holmes, 140 min., 2005)
Bruce Wayne flees Western civilization following the murder of his parents. He is taken in by a mysterious instructor and urged to become a ninja in the League of Shadows, but he instead returns to his native Gotham City resolved to end the mob rule strangling it.
Beverly Hills Cop
(starring Eddie Murphy, 105 min., 1984)
Axel Foley is a brash, street-smart Detroit detective who follows the trail of a friend’s murder to the posh surroundings of Beverly Hills. Before Axel gets his man, he’s up to his neck in international drug smugglers.
Blackbeard, the Pirate
(starring Robert Newton, 99 min., 1952)
Black-bearded Ned seeks the treasure held by Sir Henry Morgan, the reformed pirate, now governor of Jamaica, who seeks to rid the seas of his former comrades.
(starring Nicole Kidman, 88 min., 1983)
Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.
The Call of the Wild
(starring Charleton Heston, 100 min., 1972)
Buck, a family pet, is stolen and trained to be a sled dog in the Alaskan gold rush. Abused by both people and dogs, Buck soon learns to fight ruthlessly until he finds a master to love and respect.
(starring Charles Laughton and Randolph Scott, 90 min., 1945)
William Kidd the notorious buccaneer, is at the height of his career - and the height of his ambition - returning to London with plundered loot, he hires a valet to teach him manners and then sets out to buy his way into the House of Lords. But his path proves perilous when he's opposed by his former pirate partners and then by a mysterious ex-convict. Treachery, mayhem and murder abound before Kidd finally presents himself in court to receive his just desserts.
(starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, 113 min., 1963)
A Parisian finds her husband murdered. Four of his cronies pursue her, believing she knows the location of $250,000 in gold. She is helped by a handsome stranger, but is he a hero, spy, or murderer?
Clear and Present Danger
(starring Harrison Ford and Willem Dafoe, 141 min., 1994)
CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
(starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton, 108 min., 1997)
Dr. Harry Dalton discovers that Dante's Peak, which has recently been named the second most desirable place to live in America, is being threatened by a volcano that hasn't been live for years.
(starring Ben Affleck and Colin Farrell, 103 min., 2003)
By day, blind attorney Matt Murdock toils for justice in Hell's Kitchen. By night, he's Daredevil, a masked vigilante stalking the dark streets with a "radar sense" that allows him to see with superhuman capabilities. When the love of his life is targeted by New York City's ruthless Kingpin and his deadly assassin, Bull’s Eye, Daredevil may be about to meet his match.
(starring Hari Rhodes, 104 min., 1973)
When a well-organized gang of masked thieves robs the well-to-do guests at a Black Pride Ball of their valuable and jewelry, the racial identity of the thieves becomes the subject of heated debate. The case is assigned to Detroit Police Lieutenant Danny Bassette, who’s white and to rising star on the force Detective Sergeant Jesse Williams, who’s blank. Moving through the mean streets of the murder capital of the world, the pair soon discover there’s more to the case than first appears.
(starring Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba, 106 min., 2005)
In this blockbuster live-action version of the classic comic book, a group of astronauts
gain superpowers after cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the
plans of their enemy.
(starring Pam Grier, 94 min., 1974)
When drug kingpins murder her lover, a statuesque street-fighter poses as a call girl to infiltrate the kingpins' operation and bring them down. Foxy kicks major butt as the femme fatale.
Get Christie Love!
(starring Teresa Graves, 60 min., 1974)
A beautiful African-American policewoman goes undercover to break up a drug ring.
(starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, 155 min., 2000)
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
The Holcroft Covenant
(starring Michael Caine, 112 min., 1985)
In 1945 a fortune stolen from German coffers is left to the sons of three Nazis to raise an international Fourth Reich in the 1970s. Architect Noel Holcroft, one of the sons, knows nothing of the plot, and is to be killed after his necessary signature is obtained.
The Hunt for Red October
(starring Sean Connery
The entire crew of Red October, a new Soviet missile submarine under the command of Marko Ramius, is defecting to the United States. Most of the Russian Navy is sent to the U.S. Atlantic coast to find and destroy the sub. Jack Ryan, a CIA data analyst, get the job of making contact with Ramius, and the United States mobilizes all its resources to protect our shores and the sub.
(starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, 145 min., 1996)
Mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all out invasion against the human race.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, 127 min., 1989)
The time is the 1930s, and archaeologist Indiana Jones has set out on his most deadly mission so far. Indy’s father, Dr. Henry Jones, knows the hiding place of the most extraordinary ancient relic of all time, and the Nazis are trying to extract that information from him. It is up to Indy to rescue his father and retrieve the relic.
(starring Sam Neill and Laura Dern, 127 min., 1993)
Something is terribly wrong at Jurassic Park on a remote island off the coast of Costa Rica. During a preview tour, the theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
(starring Naomi Watts and Adrien Brody, 187 min., 2005)
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
King Solomon's Mines
(starring Paul Robeson and Cedric Hardwicke, 80 min., 1937)
High romance and adventure abound when hunter Allan Quatermain and his enigmatic guide help a young lady locate her missing father in the wilds of central Africa.
The Lady and the Highwayman
(starring Hugh Grant and Lysette Anthony, 92 min, 1989)
A bodice-ripping romp through England in the 1600s, in which a royalist lord hides from the forces of Cromwell and becomes a good-hearted highwayman. When he rescues Lady Panthea they fall in love. Romance and intrigue ensue, along with some great swordfights.
Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island
(starring Robert Newton, 106 min., 1954)
Only two clues exist to the whereabouts of Captain Flint's fabled treasure hoard. The wily old pirate Long John Silver has one, and his former shipmate young Jim Hawkins has the other.
(starring Tom Cruise, 145 min., 2002)
Washington, D.C. has been murder-free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crimes. But when the chief of the Pre-crime unit is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who set him up.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
(starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, 120 min., 2005)
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
(starring Harrison Ford, 117 min., 1992)
Former CIA analyst Jack Ryan and his family are caught in the crossfire of a terrorist
attack. Thwarting the kidnapping, Ryan becomes a local hero, but focuses the
terrorists’ attention on him.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
(starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, 143 min., 2003)
A sweeping action-adventure story set in an era when villainous pirates scavenged the Caribbean seas. Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
(starring Harrison Ford, 115 min., 1981)
Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
(starring Mel Gibson and Rene Russo, 121 min., 1996)
When the son of a wealthy businessman is kidnapped, he defies the experts and turns the tables on the kidnappers in a last-ditch effort to rescue his boy.
(starring Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage, 136 min., 1996)
A vengeful general on Alcatraz Island holds San Francisco hostage with missiles loaded with poison gas. Only a young FBI chemical weapons expert and a notorious federal prisoner have the skills to stop him.
Scott of the Antarctic
(starring John Mills and Diana Churchill, 111 min., 1948)
After a failed attempt in 1908 British explorer R. F. Scott returns to Antarctica in 1911, determined this time to reach the South Pole. After wintering in a base camp near the sea the expedition sets off on a grueling 1,000 mile trek to the Pole. Despite hardships, blizzards and rugged terrain they succeed. But now, for Scott of the Antarctic and his team, the real challenge begins: with dwindling supplies, failing strength and worsening weather they must complete the long hazardous trek back to their base camp before the polar night begins. High adventure and heroism in the face of adversity.
(starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, 116 min., 1994)
Hold on for the ride of your life as you jump on board a crowded city bus racing through Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour while a SWAT team attempts to diffuse a bomb set to go off if the bus slows down.
(starring Toby McGuire and Kirsten Dunst, 121 min., 2002)
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance.
Sword of Lancelot
(starring Cornel Wilde and Jean Wallace, 116 min., 1963)
On order from King Arthur, Lancelot brings the king's betrothed Guinevere to Camelot. Pageantry! Romance! Swordfights!
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
(starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eddie Furlong, 137 min., 1991)
The Terminator returns – his mission: to protect John Connor, the boy destined to
lead the freedom fighters of the future. His opponent: the T-1000, the most lethal
machine ever created, sent back through time to kill young John.
(starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis, 110 min., 1986)
"Top Gun" Looks at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the U.S. Navy’s prestigious fighter weapons school.
(starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, 113 min., 1990)
It’s the year 2089; the place – Earth. Douglas Quaid, haunted by a recurring nightmare of a beautiful woman and a life on Mars, doesn’t remember ever having been to Mars. In hopes of uncovering the mystery, he goes to Rekall, a company specializing in implanted memories. Unfortunately, the treatment uncovers a deadly secret.
(starring Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jamie Lee Curtis, 141 min., 1994)
A special agent’s secret life is revealed when he and his wife find themselves in the clutches of international terrorists in this exhilarating mix of nonstop action and romantic comedy.
Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms
(starring Matt Battaglia and Gary Busey, 92 min., 1998)
Reconstructed after his death and genetically enhanced as part of a clandestine government project, Luc Devereaux is the ultimate weapon, a nearly indestructible cyborg killing machine. But when memories of his former life resurface, Luc sets out to expose the project and avenge himself on the people who used him.
(starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, 104 min., 2000)
A war is brewing between mutants with special powers and the rest of humanity--and the only ones who can save the humans from certain destruction are a group of special mutants--the X-men.
(starring Randolph Scott and Anne Dvorak, 89 min., 1946)
Dan Mitchell, the sheriff of River Bend, a naturally kind man, has to be tough to survive in his world of gamblers and saloon keepers who cater to the hard, bitter cowboys. There are also the respectable citizens of River Bend, who object to the wilder elements, and Dan is caught between them.
Angel and the Badman
(starring John Wayne and Gail Russell, 100 min., 1947)
Wounded desperado Quirt Evan is taken in by a Quaker family. Their comely daughter soon falls in love with him, and begs him to retire from gun fighting and marry her. But can he escape his past?
Bad Man's River
(starring Lee Van Cleef and James Mason, 92 min., 1971)
This film is an adventure comedy straight out of the Old West. When Roy King meddles in Mexican politics, he and his merry men must take a steamboat along Bad Man's River pursued by banditos, revolutionaries and federals.
Bells of San Angelo
(starring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, 78 min., 1947)
Gridley is mining silver from an old Mexican mine and bringing it into the USA thru a passage into his worthless mine. Border guard Rogers suspects Gridley and finally finds the secret entrance to the Mexican mine. He sends Lee Madison for help only to have her captured by Gridley. Trigger brings help that takes care of Gridley's men and now Roy has to rescue Madison.
The Big Trees
(starring Kirk Douglas, 89 min., 1952)
In the early 1900s, a self-serving timber baron joins forces with a Quaker congregation to fend off lethal claim jumpers.
Blood and Guns
(starring Tomas Milian and Orson Welles, 136 min., 1968)
During the Mexican Revolution, an Englishman, Dr. Henry Price, rescues a rebel leader, Tepepa, from a firing squad. The doctor soon finds himself embroiled in a last-ditch effort to save the revolution from a corrupted president and his henchmen, Colonel Cascorro. The price of freedom must be paid in blood and guns as Cascorro pursues Tepepa and his ragtag army of peons into the desert for a climatic showdown. The battle leaves Tepepa's life once again in the hands of the doctor, who has his own score to settle with the rebel leader.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman, 110 min., 1969)
This is a blend of adventure, romance, and comedy that recounts the true story of the
West’s most likeable outlaws.
(starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum, 126 min., 1966)
Hired gunman Cole Thornton turns down a job with Bart Jason as it would mean having to fight an old sheriff friend. Some months later he finds out the lawman is on the bottle and a top gunfighter is heading his way to help Jason. Along with young Mississippi, handy with a knife and now armed with a diabolical shotgun, Cole returns to help.
(starring Richard Widmark and Cesar Romero, 110 min., 1969)
A Texas gambler, in Mexico to collect a debt is seduced into marriage by the
nymphomaniac daughter of a wealthy ranchero. When his wife's father dies, as the
new family head, the gambler must defend the rancho against murderous
desperadoes and marauding Apaches.
The Lawless Frontier / Hell Town
(starring John Wayne, 59 min., 1934/59 min., 1937)
Here’s a double bill of vintage John Wayne westerns. In "The Lawless Frontier" Wayne seeks the outlaw who killed his father, with help from a grizzled miner and his lovely grand-daughter. In "Hell Town" he signs on as ramrod for a cattle drive, running into rustlers on the trail and a rigged card game at the end of it.
Little Big Man
(starring Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway, 139 min., 1970)
This film is a breathtaking and heartbreaking epic of life among the Cheyenne as told by Jack Crabbe, who is 121 years old. Crabbe has survived gunfights, quack medicine, Indian attacks, Prairie weather, the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and two marriages.
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(starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, 384 min., 1989)
Lonesome Dove is an epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn't end without numerous casualties.
A Man Called Horse
(starring Richard Harris and Judith Anderson, 114 min., 1970)
In 1825, English nobleman John Morgan is captured by the Sioux. Held as a slave, he is gifted to a widow in the tribe the way one would gift a horse, which is how he gets his name. Morgan struggles with his English prejudices of "savages" and suffers terribly. He is helped by another white captive to learn the Sioux language and begins to see the wisdom in the ways on the tribe.
The Man Called Noon
(starring Richard Crenna, 98 min., 1973)
A gunfighter who loses his memory when he's shot in an ambush, sets out to discover his identity and why parties unknown want him dead--as they demonstrate in one dusty frontier town after another.
(starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, 127 min., 1963)
Cattle baron George Washington McLintock could tame the West--but could he tame his wife and daughter?
(starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden, 141 min., 1961)
Young Rio and Dad Longstreet are best friends and partners-in-crime in old Mexico-until one abandons the other to save his own skin. Five years later, they meet again.
(starring Jack Buetel and Jane Russell, 116 min., 1943)
This classic intertwines three legends of the west: gambler Doc Holliday, his best friend Sheriff Pat Garrett, and sweet-tempered, cold-blooded Billy the Kid.
Rage at Dawn
(starring Randolph Scott and Mala Powers, 87 min., 1955)
Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brother’s gang uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three town officials. Sent in to clean up the gang is Detective James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers. Complicating matters are Barlow's feelings for the Reno sister, Laura, who reluctantly keeps house for the boys out of family loyalty. Events heat up and rage surfaces as Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery.
Rainbow Valley/’Neath the Arizona Skies
(starring John Wayne, 52 min., 1935/52 min., 1934)
In Rainbow Valley, John Martin is a government agent working under cover. Leading citizen Morgan calls in gunman Butch Galt who blows Martin's cover. In ‘Neath Arizona Skies, Chris Morrell, the guardian of Indian girl Nina, is helping her track down her missing father.
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(starring John Voight and Barbara Hershey, 322 min., 1993)
After returning to Lonesome Dove to bury his partner, Augustus McCrae, Captain Woodrow Call determines to drive a herd of wild Texas mustangs back to the Hat Creek Ranch in Montana. Meanwhile, in Montana, Newt is rescued from a lynch mob by a local cattle baron with a pretty young wife. When Call returns, Newt finds himself torn between his father and the man who saved his life.
(starring John Wayne, 114 min., 1970)
After the Civil War, retired Union Colonel Cord McNally searches for the traitors who robbed his unit of a shipment of gold. The trail leads to the dusty little town of Rio Lobo, full of classic characters and solid Western action.
Santa Fe Trail
(starring Ronald Regan and Errol Flynn, 110 min., 1940)
1854 will prove to be a vintage year at West Point: among the graduates are J.E.B. Stuart and George Custer. They're posted to Fort Leavenworth in the Kansas Territory, at the head of the Santa Fe Trail. North-South tensions in the Territory are inflamed by abolitionist John Brown. Bloodshed results and J.E.B is assigned to stop the zealot. He tracks Brown to Harper's Fairy, where Brown is planning to raid the federal arsenal.
(starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur, 118 min., 1953)
In Wyoming territory, in 1889 a mysterious stranger named Shane rides into the Starretts' ranch and learns of the trouble between cattle baron Fletcher and the homesteaders. Shane decides to stay and help the family keep their stake.
(starring John Wayne and Claire Trevor, 96 min., 1939)
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.
They Call Me Trinity
(starring Terence Hill, 106 min., 1970)
The story begins when a land baron enlists bandits to drive Mormons off their land, a saddle-bum and his rustler-turned-sheriff brother stand up for them. This entertaining western features hilarious stunts and action aplenty.
Trinity is Still My Name
(starring Terence Hill, 117 min., 1971)
A couple of two-bit thieving brothers try and keep a promise to their dying father: stick together and become successful outlaws. Bambino reluctantly agrees to show younger Trinity the ropes, but their gentle demeanors tend to diminish their haul by repeatedly helping the same family they initially held up.
(starring John Wayne and Kim Darby, 128 min., 1969)
A stubborn 14-year-old finagles an equally stubborn Marshall into helping her track down her father’s killer.
True Grit: A Further Adventure
(starring John Wayne and Lisa Pelikan, 100 min., 1978)
Warren Oates appears as Marshall "Rooster" Cogburn, battling injustice in his own quirky way. He has his hands full when a teenage girl he's protecting gets set on reforming him.
(starring Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman, 131 min., 1992)
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
(starring Burt Lancaster and Robert Walker, 83 min., 1951)
A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred, and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father's empire all to himself.
The Day of the Triffids
(starring Howard Keel and Nicole Maurey, 93 min., 1962)
Flashes of brilliant light from meteor showers destroy the eyesight of millions. But those who survive the global chaos face an even worse terror: the meteors have spread deadly seeds that quickly propagate into man-eating plants that can hunt.
(starring Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler, 75 min., 1931)
Count Dracula’s nasty practice of drinking the blood of his victims is finally ended by a group of stalwart Anglo-Saxons.
(starring Christopher Lee and Nan Barlow, 75 min., 1960)
A history professor, a member of a witches' coven, provides victims for blood sacrifices to the Devil when the moon is full. His latest find, a pretty co-ed interested in witchcraft, learns more than she wanted.
House on Haunted Hill
(starring Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart, 75 min., 1959)
An eccentric millionaire and his bewitching wife invite 5 strangers to spend a night with them in a large, creepy old mansion. Their reward is $10,000. All they must do is survive until the next morning.
Night of the Living Dead
(starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea, 96 min., 1968)
A small group of people find themselves besieged in an isolated farmhouse by a horde of ravening un-humans. Made in 1968, George Romero's classic horror movie continues to frighten, shock, and disturb audiences. Don't start it unless you're prepared to be scared witless.
The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
(starring Wolfgang Preiss, 103 min., 1960)
In post-war Berlin, the elusive Dr. Mabuse, master of disguise and mayhem, plots to take over an industrial empire. As ruthless as he is cunning, Mabuse murders anyone who gets in his way.
(starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Lee, 109 min., 1960)
A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.
(starring Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich, 111 min., 1996)
A killer known as "ghost face" begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends must push themselves beyond the boundaries of what they thought themselves capable of in order to survive.
(starring Peter Weller, 108 min., 1995)
In a devastated future, on a desolate planet ravaged by endless war, a last ditch effort is made by the commander of one side to negotiate a peace before both sides are annihilated. But his efforts are undermined by the colonists' automated weapons, Screamers, which are self-evolving and have developed the capacity to impersonate any human they kill. With both colonies infiltrated by the murderous clones, annihilation seems inevitable.
Shadow of the Vampire
(starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, 92 min., 2000)
Obsessed with capturing reality on film, famed German director Friedrich Murnau sets out to make the most frightening vampire movie ever. His star, a spectral creature with strange appetites, soon reveals a commitment to realism that exceeds even Murnau's.
(starring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix, 106 min., 2002)
In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a five-hundred-foot crop circle is found on the farm of Graham Hess, the town’s reverend. The circle causes a media frenzy and test Hess's faith as he journeys to find out the truth behind the crop circles.
The Sixth Sense
(starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, 107 min., 1999)
A noted child psychologist attempts to help a frightened 8-year-old who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead.
(starring Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson, 81 min., 1963)
An officer in Napoleon's army becomes separated from his regiment and stumbles upon the ghoulish happenings at Castle Von Leppe.
Theatre of Blood
(starring Vincent Price and Diana Rigg, 104 min., 1973)
A second-rate actor murders his critics in Shakespearean style to get revenge for bad reviews.
The African Queen
(starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, 104 min., 1951)
During World War I, a courageous English spinster and touch cockney team up to destroy a German boat; but first they must make a long, perilous trip on a river through the African jungle.
Arch of Triumph
(starring Anthony Hopkins, 93 min., 1984)
After Ravic, a German doctor is tortured in a concentration camp by a vicious Gestapo offer he flees to pre-WWII Paris. There he dreams of revenge on the Nazi who disfigured him and murdered his lover while he ekes out a sparse living as an illegal surgeon. One night, Ravic encounters beautiful Joan on a bridge, and convinces her not to kill herself. The two begin a blissful love affair, until Ravic spots his nemesis on a Paris street, and risks his newfound happiness to avenge the horrors of his past.
The Big Lift
(starring Montgomery Clift, 120 min., 1950)
In 1948, the Soviet Union blockades the Allied sectors of Berlin to bring the entire city under their control. A semi-documentary about the resulting Berlin Airlift gives way to stories of two fictitious U.S. Air Force participants: Sgt. Hank Kowalski, whose hatred of Germans proves resistant to change, and Sgt. Danny McCullough, whose pursuit of an attractive German war widow gives him a crash course in the seamy side of occupied Berlin.
(starring Richard Pryor and Stephen Boyd, 70 min., 1970)
As the Allies push into Germany, a U.S. Army Captain is ordered to prevent the Germans from stalling the Allied advance. The Captain's prejudices start to show when he learns he's expected to complete this mission with the Black Brigade, a unit composed of entirely black GIs. Then he discovers it's a service unit normally assigned to digging trenches with no combat experience and next to no discipline.
Blood on the Sun
(starring James Cagney, 98 min., 1945)
In pre-WWII Tokyo, an American journalist tries to expose a menacing plot by Japanese militarists for world domination.
(starring Richard Burton and Rod Steiger, 111 min., 1979)
Near the end of World War II, a war-weary German sergeant becomes involved in an anti-Hitler conspiracy, and saves the life of an American officer.
Bye Bye Blues
(starring Rebecca Jenkins and Michael Ontkean, 117 min., 1989)
Affectionate World War II drama of a proper, protected and pregnant wife who joins a local dance band to provide for her family while her husband is at the front.
The Captive Heart
(starring Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, 104 min., 1946)
A Czech officer escapes from a concentration camp into a German POW camp. Posing as a British officer who was killed, he writes to the officer's wife, and they fall in love through their letters.
A Farewell to Arms
(starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes, 80 min., 1932)
Romance grows between American lieutenant Frederic Henry in the ambulance service in Italy during World War I and the English nurse Catherine Barkley, who tends him when he is wounded.
The Fighting Sullivans
(starring Anne Baxter and Thomas Mitchell, 112 min., 1944)
Growing up in Iowa during the 1930s, the five Sullivan boys have a charmed and cheerful childhood. With the outbreak of WWII, they all join the Navy and receive special permission to serve in the same ship. Months later, off the Solomon Islands, disaster strikes. This compelling family drama was based on a true story.
Go for Broke
(starring Van Johnson and Lane Nakano, 92 min., 1951)
In spite of the racial prejudice that led to the detention of their families in relocations camps, Japanese Americans eagerly volunteer for service in special units formed by the United States Army. Battling through Italy and France, they earn an unprecedented number of honors, both as the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and individually. Causalities are high as their courage is displayed.
(starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx, 125 min., 2005)
Follows "Swoff," a third-generation Marine enlistee, from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a rifle and a hundred-pound rack on his back through the Middle East. There is no cover from the heat or Iraqi soldiers, who are potentially just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't know, against an enemy they can't see, for a cause they don't fully understand.
(starring Sterling Haden and Eve Miller, 73 min., 1953)
With the Civil War looming, an Army engineer is assigned to complete a vital railway link between eastern cities and the western frontier. Southern saboteurs attack the project at every turn, escalating to a violent showdown.
Night Train to Munich
(starring Margaret Lockwood and Rex Harrison, 90 min., 1940)
The film begins when a Nazi agent captures a Czech scientist, a dashing young British intelligence officer attempts to save the scientist and his lovely daughter from Hitler's clutches.
One of Our Aircraft is Missing
(starring Godfrey Tearle and Eric Portman, 102 min., 1942)
A downed British aircrew undertakes a perilous journey through wartime Europe to freedom.
(starring Chips Rafferty, 91 min., 1946)
When faced with the threat of Japanese attack during World War II, Northern Australians evacuate their homes. One cattle rancher, Dan MacAlpine refuses to give up his herd. This is based on a true story.
(starring Leslie Howard, 120 min., 1941)
Horatio Smith, the great-great-grandson of Baroness Orczy's “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and a British professor of archaeology, attempts to rescue refugees from lands invaded by the Nazis.
The Proud Rebel
(starring Alan Ladd and Olivia de Havilland, 103 min., 1958)
After the Civil War, an impoverished southerner roams the Midwest with his son seeking a cure for the boy's muteness. In Illinois, they're taken in by a kindly spinster in return for their help on her farm. This is finely crafted, heartwarming entertainment.
A Quiet Day in Belfast
(starring Barry Foster and Margot Kidder, 88 min., 1974)
This film is a brutally realistic drama dealing with the conflict between northern Irish freedom fighters and British soldiers.
Saving Private Ryan
(starring Tom Hanks and Edward Burns, 169 min., 1998)
Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose 3 brothers have been killed in combat. Facing impossible odds, the soldiers question their orders--why are 8 men risking their lives to save just 1?
The Secret Agent
(starring John Gielgud and Peter Lorre, 86 min., 1936)
After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.
Shattered City: the Halifax Explosion
(starring Vincent Walsh and Shauna MacDonald, 175 min., 2003)
At the height of WWI, an aging freighter over loaded with TNT for the war effort, steams toward Halifax harbor-and the most devastating pre-atomic explosion in history. The blast obliterates much of the north end of Halifax, killing and wounding thousands. But gradually, with help, the survivors rally and rebuild.
(starring Leslie Howard and David Niven, 118 min., 1942)
The true, inspiring story of Reginald J. Mitchell the man who devoted his life to designing and developing the Spitfire--the legendary fighter plane that, early in World War II, helped the RAF win the crucial Battle of Britain.
Three Came Home
(starring Claudette Colbert and Patric Knowles, 106 min., 1950)
Compassionate portrayal of the three dreadful years the author, husband, and son spent as internees, though treated by the Japanese as prisoners, in World War II.
A Time to Die
(starring Rex Harrison and Rod Taylor, 120 min., 1982)
Toward the end of WWII, Rogan, an American intelligence officer, is captured by a squad desperate for information on Allied troops. When he refuses, they brutally slaughter his French wife, then shoot him and leave him for dead. Years later, still haunted by his wife’s murder, he vows to hunt down her killers one by one.
A Walk in the Sun
(starring Dana Andrews and Richard Conte, 117 min., 1945)
The description of a single day of combat as an American platoon lands on an Italian beach during World War II. The objective is to take a farmhouse six miles inland. The lieutenant is killed during the landing. Then the second in command – a sergeant – is killed. The third in line cracks under the strain, leaving a corporal to take charge and lead the men in their mission.
We Dive At Dawn
(starring John Mills and Louis Bradfield, 98 min., 1943)
This film is a superb World War II saga of a British submarine's mission to find and sink a German battleship.
(starring Michael Caine, 138 min., 1964)
In 1879, a stubborn British commander pits his105 men against an oncoming hoard of 4,000 Zulus when he refuses to abandon his outpost. The subsequent battle of Rorke's Drift resulted in the awarding of 15 Victoria Crosses--Britain's highest decoration for bravery.
(starring Sigourney Weaver, 117 min., 1979)
The crew of a commercial spaceship makes an unscheduled landing on a barren and desolate planet. They encounter a pulsating organism that attaches itself to one of the crew members and reproduces within his body.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
(starring Liam Neeson and Tilda Swinton, 143 min., 2005)
Four English children find their way through a huge wardrobe in an old house to the
mysterious land of Narnia, which is suffering under the spell of the White Witch.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
(starring David Twaites and Camilla Power, 1990)
Volume 4 in the “Chronicles of Narnia” returns Eustace to Narnia with his new friend, Jill. Many years have passed since his last visit. His friend, King Caspian, is old and frail and Prince Rilian, Caspian’s son, is missing. Aslan the Lion charges the children to embark on a perilous journey to find Rilian and bring him home.
E.T.: The Extraterrestrial
(starring Henry Thomas and Dee Wallace, 115 min., 1982)
A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
(starring Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, 161 min., 2002)
Wizard Harry and his friends Ron and Hermoine face new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to uncover a dark force terrorizing the school.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(starring Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, 157 min., 2005)
Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different schools compete in a series of challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and create the Dark Mark - giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. The competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry. Now Harry has to rise to the challenge.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(starring Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, 141 min., 2004)
Harry is relieved at Hogwarts for his third year with his friends Ron and Hermione even though he isn't completely safe. The escaped convict Sirius Black, a staunch supporter of Voldemort, is after Harry.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
(starring Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, 152 min., 2001)
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
(starring Orson Bean and John Huston, 77 min., 1977)
The wandering wizard Gandalf recruits a Hobbit, to be the fourteenth member of an
expedition. Hobbits prefer comfort to adventures, but Bilbo joins the quest and
encounters many perils, including a dragon.
In His Father's Shoes
(starring Louis Gossett, Jr., 105 min., 1997)
A teen grieving over his father's death receives magical shoes from a gypsy which permit him to travel back in time and possess his father's body for brief periods of time. With this he gains insights into his father and the estrangement between his father and grandfather.
The Magic Sword
(starring Basil Rathbone, 80 min., 1962)
The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armor and six magically summoned knights, goes on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.
(starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, 136 min., 1999)
In an anti-utopian future, the "real" world is nothing a computer construction, created by an all-powerful artificial intelligence. A small group of humans has found a way out of the construct, and now is fighting for the future of the human race.
(starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, 138 min., 2003)
The second installment of Matrix sees Neo racing to beat the machines before launching a final battle that pits the last remaining unplugged humans against them.
(starring Guy Stockwell and Susan Oliver, 92 min., 1969)
Aliens conquer the Earth, but the twist is that they bring peace and prosperity and the human population rebels against it. Funny and frightening by turns, you won't forget it, especially the radio commercials for the alien authorities.
Prisoners of the Lost Universe
(starring Richard Hatch and Kay Lenz, 90 min., 1983)
An intrepid girl newscaster and a resourceful repairman are hurled into Vonya, a bizarre alternate world bristling with unfamiliar dangers and dominated by a half-mad evil warlord. A funny science fantasy.
(starring Bill Paxton and Bob Peck, 102 min., 1989)
In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by man's pollution and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, planning to get the bounty himself. These in turn try to hunt the two men down.
Star Trek: the Motion Picture
(starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, 132 min., 1979)
The Star Trek crew is reunited on a beautifully refitted Enterprise to challenge a deadly force that threatens the entire human race.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
(starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, 113 min., 1982)
When the evil genius Khan escapes from his planet of exile with his followers, he is determined to capture the ultimate weapon that would enable him to conquer the galaxy. All that stands between him and the realization of his evil plan is Admiral Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
(starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, 119 min., 1986)
Heading toward Earth for a court martial after three months of exile on Vulcan, the crew of the late starship “Enterprise” faces an incredibly powerful threat. In hopes of saving Earth from the forces of a probe with terrible powers, Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and their cohorts must travel backwards in time to late twentieth-century San Francisco in search of humpbacked whales.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
(starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, 107 min., 1989)
Captain Kirk and crew attempt a dangerous rescue of the planet Nimbus III, the site of hoped for cooperation among the galaxy's major powers.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
(starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, 113 min., 1991)
Captain Kirk and the crew of the "Enterprise" are sent to escort a Klingon emissary into Federation space for peace talks. An insidious assassination terminates the discussions, and Kirk and Dr. McCoy end up in the hands of the Klingons, charged with murder. Meanwhile Spock and the rest of the crew must identify the real murderer to avert a galactic war.
Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
(starring Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, 121 min., 1977)
20-year-old Luke Skywalker works on his uncle’s farm on the remote planet of Tatooine, where he yearns for adventure among the stars. He receives more than he bargains for when he intercepts a cryptic message from a beautiful princess held captive by a powerful warlord.
The X Files Movie: Fight the Future
(starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, 121 min., 1998)
When a terrorist bomb destroys a building in Dallas, Texas, FBI agents Mulder and Scully are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the dubious assistance of a paranoid doctor, Mulder and Scully risk their careers and their lives to hunt down a deadly virus which may be extra-terrestrial in origin and destroy all life on earth.
Includes: Musicals, Animated Movies, Children’s Movies and Television Shows
The 40 Year Old Virgin
(starring Steve Carrell and Catherine Keener, 116 min., 2005)
This is an engaging tale of a 40-year-old virgin named Andy who is looking for true love. On his quest, with help from his friends, he finds himself involved in a series of amusing escapades.
The Amazing Adventure
(starring Cary Grant and Mary Brian, 80 min., 1936)
Ernest Bliss is a rich young man with too little to do. Not realizing the depression he's in is due to boredom, Ernest consults a doctor who gives him a prescription that he doesn't think Ernest can fill: Ernest must earn his own living for one year using none of his current wealth.
The Animal Kingdom; a Comedy
(starring Ann Harding and Leslie Howard, 85 min., 1932)
Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks; it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and the obligations of his life. He publishes books that will sell, not books that he wants to write. Even worse, he has his old friend working as a butler and Cecelia wants him fired. When Tom tries to get back together with Daisy to renew the feelings that he once felt, Daisy turns the tables on him and leaves to protect both of them.
At War With the Army
(starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, 93 min., 1950)
Martin and Lewis share their first star billing in this song-and-gag-filled farce. At the stateside military base where Dean's a staff sergeant and Jerry's a mess cook, the two pals find themselves constantly in trouble with a loudmouth drill instructor, a conniving supply sergeant, and a hen-pecked captain.
(starring Christine Cavanaugh, 89 min., 1995)
Fly, a sheep dog, decides to adopt a little orphan piglet named Babe and raise him with her puppies.
Back to the Future
(starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, 116 min., 1985)
A typical American teenager of the 1980’s is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a
plutonium-powered Delorean “Time Machine”.
Beat the Devil
(starring Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones, 89 min., 1953)
A motley crew of conmen jeopardizes their get-rich scheme by trying to double cross each other in this hilarious off-beat shipboard comedy.
(starring Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt, 87 min., 1992)
A slobbering St Bernard dog becomes the center of attention for a loving family but its vet secretly wants to kill him.
The Bells of St. Mary's
(starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman, 126 min., 1945)
Easy-going Father O'Malley and iron-willed Sister Benedict find themselves in a subtle battle of wills over the schooling of the parish children in this classic comedy.
(starring Elvis Presley and Angela Lansbury, 102 min., 1961)
The son of a rich family in Hawaii rebels and leaves the family business to become a tourist guide. Soon he’s surrounded by pretty girls and in trouble with the law, his mother, and his girlfriend!
Breakfast at Tiffany's
(starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, 115 min., 1961)
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
Bridget Jones's Diary
(starring Renee Zellweger, 97 min., 2001)
An uncomfortably unmarried thirty-something "singleton," Bridget decides to take charge of her life and chronicles her Year of Change.
(starring Holly Hunter and William Hurt, 133 min., 1987)
A romantic comedy about three ambitious workaholics set loose in a newsroom,
where their personal and professional lives cross.
(starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston, 101 min., 2003)
Bruce Nolan is a TV news reporter whose human-interest stories don't interest him anymore. His girlfriend loves him despite his negative take on the world. But when Bruce is fired, he asks once again why God has decided to give him so much grief. God however, is tired of hearing Bruce's complaints and offers Bruce his job for one week to show him how tough it is to run the world.
(starring Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci, 100 min., 1995)
A ghost therapist is hired to exorcise a friendly young ghost and his three mischievous uncles from the Whipstaff Manor in this hilarious, caper-filled comedy.
The Cat in the Hat
(starring Mike Myers, 82 min., 2003)
Two bored children sit home on a rainy day while their mother is out. Then the Cat in the Hat arrives on their door mat to show them good fun with his tricks and games.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(starring Johnny Depp, 115 min., 2005)
This is the story of a poor, young boy who finds one of only a few golden tickets that wins him a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world. The tour is led by a most unusual candy maker, Willy Wonka. Charlie watches as one by one, the other ticket-winners fall victim to their own vices.
Cheaper By the Dozen
(starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, 98 min., 2003)
The Bakers, a family of 12, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom
Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his
wife gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the
book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time
coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart.
Cheaper By the Dozen 2
(starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, 94 min., 2005)
Tom and his wife Kate bring their clan together for a memorable summer getaway. Their dream vacation turns into an outrageous competition with the overachieving, overzealous family of Tom's longtime rival.
(starring Alyson Hannigan and Adam Campbell, 83 min., 2006)
Julia Jones has found the man of her dreams in the very-British and very-unfortunately-named Grant Fockyerdoder. But before they can have their "Big Fat Greek Wedding", they must "Meet the Parents", hook up with "The Wedding Planner", and contend with Grant's best friend Andy who wants to put an end to her "Best Friend's Wedding".
(starring Vivian Blaine and Dennis O’Keefe, 80 min., 1945)
Doll Face Carroll is a burlesque queen who is too tough for genuine stage parts. Her
manager and boyfriend, Mike Hannegan hires a ghost writer so Doll Face can writer
her autobiography and get some class. Hannegan doesn't count on Doll Face and
her collaborator having more than a book on their minds.
(starring Krista MacDonald and Graham Gavine, 2002)
A romantic comedy about Gloria, a worldly but crabby boy-band manager, and Sherman, a morose rural man, as they escape from their lives, experience life-changing travel, and against their will, cling to each other. When they fall in love, it's an impossible situation, because you can't just change your life overnight.
(starring Loretta Young and David Niven, 95 min., 1939)
Anita Halstead engaged to solid Don Barnes was swept off her feet by magician Arturo. Now she's Arturo’s wife and stage assistant on a world tour that never ends. Finally, Anita has had enough and divorces Arturo to marry Don. They're very happy, but…presto! Arturo’s not finished yet.
The Fat Spy
(starring Jayne Mansfield and Phyllis Diller, 80 min., 1966)
A boatload of teenagers is headed to a private island off the coast of Florida for a scavenger hunt. The island's wealthy owner is unhappy about that, and dispatches his daughter to the island to get rid of them. She's happy to go because her sweetie Irving is the island's only resident. A zany spoof from the sixties, complete with the fountain of youth and a mermaid.
Father of the Bride
(starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, 105 min., 1991)
In this hilarious update of the much-loved Hollywood classic, Steve Martin turns in a winning performance as George Banks, the befuddled father who has a hard time letting go of his young daughter when she unexpectedly announces her plans to wed.
Father's Little Dividend
(starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor, 82 min., 1951)
The newlyweds from "Father of the Bride" are having a baby, and the grandfather-to-be isn't looking forward to it.
(starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon, 103 min., 2005)
In this very funny romantic comedy, Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks who finds him sweet and charming. They hit it off, and that winter, Ben spends every waking hour with Lindsey. But with the arrival of summer, Lindsey discovers Ben's strong obsession with the Boston Red Sox.
The Flying Deuces
(starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, 69 min., 1939)
Unlucky in love, Ollie & Stan join the French Foreign Legion and stumble from KP duty toward a firing squad as they infuriate their way up the chain of command. With the whole garrison gunning for them, they try to escape in an airplane neither can fly.
The Front Page
(starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat O’Brien, 101 min., 1931)
Can an ace reporter give up the scoop of a lifetime for love & marriage? Not if his manipulative editor has anything to do with it!
The Full Monty
(starring Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy, 91 min., 1997)
In this hilarious heartfelt comedy, six unemployed men, inspired by a group of male strippers, decide they can make a small fortune by putting on their own strip tease.
Good Morning, Vietnam
(starring Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker, 121 min., 1987)
Adrian Cronauer is a fast talking, funny disc jockey on armed forces radio during the Vietnam War, whose barrage of irreverent humor scores with GI’s but flops with the top brass.
Good News: A Musical Comedy
(starring June Allyson and Peter Lawford, 93 min., 1947)
A spirited collegiate musical set in the "Roaring Twenties", full of campus hi-jinx, football heroes, and great tunes.
Herbie: Fully Loaded
(starring Michael Keaton and Lindsay Lohan, 101 min., 2005)
Maggie Peyton is the first Peyton to graduate college and receives a present from her dad. But instead of the 250Z, Maggie receives a Volkswagen Bug (Herbie) who takes over all of Maggie's driving.
Hi Diddle Diddle
(starring Adolphe Menjou and Martha Scott, 72 min., 1943)
What do you get when you mix newlyweds, opera divas, roulette games, stock scams and a sexy, sassy singer? A downright hilarious movie with a crackerjack cast and more plot twists than a pretzel.
His Girl Friday
(starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, 92 min., 1940)
Comedy about a big city newspaper editor and his star reporter who is ready to quit journalism and get married until a scoop materializes.
(starring Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci, 103 min., 1990)
8-year-old Kevin McCallister has become the man of the house overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on Christmas vacation, Kevin must fight off a pair of bungling burglars in this madcap slapstick adventure.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
(starring Michael J. Fox and Sally Field, 84 min., 1993)
A novel film about three animals--a Labrador retriever, a Siamese cat, and a white bull terrier--as they make their way home across 250 miles of Canadian wilderness.
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
(starring Rick Moranis and Marcia Strassman, 89 min., 1992)
Professor Szalinski is at it again. He invents an enlarging machine that accidently zaps his younger son, Adam. Adam becomes the world's largest toddler - terrorizing Las Vegas and his brother, who gets stuck babysitting for him. Sequel to "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
(starring Rick Moranis and Marcia Strassman, 93 min., 1989)
Professor Szalinski invents a machine that shrinks his kids to the size of bugs!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
(starring Jim Carrey, 104 min., 2000)
The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, tries to abolish Christmas by stealing all the presents from the Whos in Whoville.
The Inspector General
(starry Danny Kaye and Walter Slezak, 102 min., 1949)
A kind-hearted fool is mistaken for a Russian inspector general in this delightful musical comedy.
Jack and the Beanstalk
(starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, 70 min., 1952)
This is Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.
(starring Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant, 95 min., 1991)
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
(starring Jim Carrey and Maura Tierney, 86 min., 1997)
Fletcher Reed is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday cake, he has just one wish: that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours.
Life with Father
(starring William Powell and Irene Dunne, 118 min., 1947)
Reminiscences of a happy life in a well-to-do New York family in the 1880s and 1890s. Dominating the scene is Father, fiery, outspoken, original, baffled by the waywardness of people and things, and always soothed and cajoled by Mother.
The Little Shop of Horrors
(starring Jack Nicholson and Jonathan Haze, 70 min., 1960)
A clerk in a flower shop grows a new plant that thrives amazingly on blood. He soon finds himself in danger of becoming its slave and accomplice.
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
(starring Mickey Rooney and Bonita Granville, 94 min., 1947)
Andrew "Andy" Hardy met his sweetheart Kay Wilson in college, but has since served in the military and is now being discharged. Getting back to Kay may be the hardest thing to accomplish. He arrives in town alright, but things start to go awry from there. The question is: will he succeed?
Meet the Fockers
(starring Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro, 115 min., 2004)
Ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes has given permission for his daughter to wed male nurse Greg Focker, and now he's taking his wife to Miami to meet his son-in-law's parents.
Meet the Parents
(starring Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro, 108 min., 2000)
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.
The Mighty Ducks
(starring Emilio Estevez and Joss Ackland, 100 min., 1992)
A hilarious comedy about a tough trial lawyer doing community service by coaching a peewee hockey team.
The Milky Way
(starring Harold Lloyd and Adolphe Menjou, 89 min., 1936)
After newspapers mistakenly report that the middle-weight boxing champ has been KO'd by a mild-mannered milkman, the champ's manager decides to build the milkman into a contender for a rematch.
A Miracle on 34th Street
(starring Maureen O’Hara and Edmund Gwenn, 96 min., 1947)
Humorous 20th-century Christmas story about an old man who says he is Santa Claus. The reindeer in the zoo eat out of his hand, and the children who come to Macy's are convinced that he is Santa. His sanity is questioned and the case goes to court.
(starring Robin Williams and Sally Field, 125 min., 1993)
A divorced father disguises himself as a British nanny to spend time with his children.
My Favorite Brunette
(starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, 87 min., 1947)
Mistaken by a sultry, dark-eyed beauty for the private eye in the next office, a bumbling photographer agrees to search for her missing uncle.
My Man Godfrey
(starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, 94 min., 1936)
A zany rich family hires a tramp to be their butler, and then discover he's richer than they are.
Nancy Drew: Reporter
(starring Bonita Granville and Frankie Thomas, 68 min., 1939)
With her delightful blend of quick thinking and exuberant charm, Nancy Drew enlists her young neighbor Ted Nickerson in finding the vital clue in a murder investigation. Squealing car chases, a comical boxing match, a musical number and two young pranksters contribute to this well crafted crime thriller.
(starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March, 77 min., 1937)
In this fast-paced comedy, Hazel Flagg's plot to go to New York City by pretending to be a victim of radiation poisoning backfires when a journalist taken in by her scam, publicizes her "plight".
The Nutty Professor
(starring Eddie Murphy and Jada Pinkett Smith, 95 min., 1996)
Murphy stars as shy, kind, “calorically challenged” genetics professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the faculty, the professor grows desperate to whittle down his 400-LB frame and win her heart.
The Over-The-Hill Gang Rides Again
(starring Walter Brennan and Fred Astaire, 75 min., 1970)
Three retired Texas Rangers reunite and ride to Waco to rescue a former comrade-in-arms, the Baltimore Kid. With the help of Waco's newspaper editor, the old-timers bring law and order to the town.
(starring Steve Martin and Diane Wiest, 124 min., 1989)
The Buckmans are a modern family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the “right way”.
Passport to Pimlico
(starring Stanley Holloway and Betty Warren, 70 min., 1949)
A store proprietor discovers an ancient treaty establishing London's Pimlico district as part of the Duchy of Burgundy. Hilarious chaos erupts as residents of Pimlico learn they are subject to French, not British, law.
Perpetrators of the Crime
(starring Tori Spelling, 86 min., 1998)
It seems like such a simple plan. College student Charles Jones and his housemates Phil and Ed will use spring break to kidnap a co-ed and demand a hefty ransom from her wealthy father. But they soon discover, event he simples of plans can go awry. Is it really possible to snatch the wrong girl? What happens when the mastermind loses track of his minions and their victim? And what kind of father would demand to see a body part before he’s willing to even consider handing over the ransom?
The Prince and the Pauper
(starring Aidan Quinn and Alan Bates, 90 min., 2000)
Toward the end of the reign of King Henry the VIII, a pauper boy, Tom Canty, takes refuge in the palace grounds. Discovering Tom is his double, Prince Edward persuades the lad to switch places with him so he can explore the world outside. Merriment and misadventure ensue.
(starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, 134 min., 2005)
Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able produce flops. Things turn around for Max when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called 'Spring Time for Hitler' written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger DeBris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla as the lead actress.
(starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller, 96 min., 1938)
Henry Higgins, a confirmed bachelor and professor of phonetics, makes a bet that he can transform a Cockney flower girl into a lady and present her at an ambassador’s ball. Eccentric and domineering, the professor soon discovers that his “subject” has a mind of her own and that he has some lessons to learn about life and love.
The Quiet Man
(starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, 129 min., 1952)
Sean Thornton is an American prizefighter who returns to Ireland seeking his roots and finds Mary Kate Danaher as well.
(starring Kate Hudson and John Corbett, 119 min., 2004)
After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.
The Ransom of Red Chief
(starring Christopher Lloyd and Michael Jeter, 90 min., 1998)
Two hoboes strike on a get-rich quick scheme to kidnap an overly-energetic 9-year old son of a local banker.
(starring Megan Follows, 100 min., 1998)
Fleeing from a corner store robber, fun-loving artist Lisa and her hustler boyfriend Jason almost run over Donald, a suicidal dunk. Jason wants to leave Donald on the road, but Lisa drags him back to his apartment to make sure he’s okay. When Donald comes to, he’s convinced that Lisa is an angel sent to change his ways. She leads him on, then moves in with him after breaking up with Jason. As Donald and Lisa grow close, Jason tried to manipulate her into coming back to him by promising her a gallery showing of her art in this quirky romantic comedy.
Road to Bali
(starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, 91 min., 1952)
Two American vaudeville performers wind up on a South Sea island where they vie for gorgeous Princess Lala while crooning, spooning and buffooning their way around headhunters, a volcano, a giant squid and a smitten gorilla.
(starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, 118 min., 1953)
This classic movie tells the story of a princess rebelling against her royal obligations who sets out to explore the city of Rome on her own and ends up finding romance.
Rookie of the Year
(starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey, 103 min., 1993)
The ultimate fantasy for a little leaguer comes true when 12-year-old Henry and this thunderbolt pitching arm sign on with the Cubs.
The Santa Clause
(starring Tim Allen and Judge Reinhold, 97 min., 1994)
When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
(starring Freddy Prinze, Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar, 88 min., 2002)
Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery, Inc. to close its doors, Scooby-Doo and his crime-solving cohorts are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip spring break hot spot.
(starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, 100 min., 1992)
Worldly singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a mob crime. To keep her safe, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent, where she has trouble fitting in.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
(starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, 107 min., 1993)
Deloris Van Cartier goes undercover once again as Sister Mary Clarence at a troubled inner-city school. Equipped with a lesson plan, she brings the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration to the classroom—before they discover who she really is!
(starring C. Thomas Howell and James Earl Jones,
To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.
(starring Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino, 88 min., 2001)
Nine years ago, top international spies traded the excitement of espionage for the adventure of parenthood. But when they are called out on a secret mission, they are separated from their family and kidnapped by the evil Fegan Floop. Fortunately, there are two people who possess the skills and know-how to reunite the family-- the kids!
(starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 128 min., 2004)
An Eastern European immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.
There's Something about Mary
(starring Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz, 119 min., 1998)
In this cheerfully crude romantic comedy, Ted tracks down the girl he had a crush on in high school, with the help of a sleazy private investigator who falls for her himself.
Three Men and a Baby
(starring Tom Selleck & Ted Danson, 102 min., 1987)
Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends. They changed her diapers; she changed their lives.
Till The Clouds Roll By
(starring Judy Garland and June Allyson, 132 min., 1946)
This star-studded extravaganza celebrates the life of composer Jerome Kern, from his early struggles in Tin Pan Alley, through his smash hits on Broadway, to his crowning achievement Show Boat, one of the best loved musicals ever made.
(starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett, 97 min., 1937)
When a fun-loving couple finds that they died and are now ghosts, they decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a banker friend of theirs.
(starring Roland Young and Joan Blondell, 88 min., 1941)
Topper is once again tormented by a fun-loving spirit. This time, it's a young lady, Gail, who was accidentally murdered while vacationing at the home of her wealthy friend who was the intended victim. With Topper's help, Gail sets out to find her killer with the expected zany results.
(starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, 105 min., 1988)
An ambitious genetic experiment takes the wrong turn when twins – who look nothing alike – are born and then separated. Years later, the unlikely siblings meet.
Two Weeks Notice
(starring Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, 101 min., 2002)
Lucy Kelson is a brilliant lawyer. She also has an ulcer and doesn't get much sleep. It's not the job that's getting to her. It's her rich boss, George Wade. Handsome, charming and undeniably self-absorbed, he treats her more like a and can barely choose a tie without her help. Now, after five years of calling the shots-on everything from his clothes to his divorce settlements, Lucy Kelson is calling it quits.
(starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, 82 min., 1951)
Stan & Ollie inherit an island, and a yacht to get them there. After banning all taxes and laws from their private utopia, they enjoy an idyllic existence--until the discovery of uranium prompts a flood of lawless treasure seekers.
The Wedding Date
(starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, 90 min., 2005)
Kat Ellis is determined to attend her younger sister's wedding with a date. Rather than face the ridicule of her family, and in order to show up her ex-fiancée, she resorts to the Yellow Pages to find an escort.
While You Were Sleeping
(starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman, 103 min., 1995)
A lonely woman saves the life of a stranger she’s loved from afar. His family mistakes her for his fiancée, and she goes along until she falls in love with his brother.
White Men Can't Jump
(starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, 115 min., 1992)
This is a comedy about a pair of basketball hustlers—one black, one white—who team up to play their way across the courts of Los Angeles.
(starring Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 113 min., 2002)
At a time when crimes of passion result in headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find them on Chicago's famed Murderess Row and sharing Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends.
(starring Barbara Streisand and Walter Matthau, 146 min., 1969)
Musical set in the 1890's about a professional matchmaker who meets her match.
The King and I
(starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, 133 min., 1956)
Anna, a young Welsh widow, was hired by the King of Siam in 1862 as a governess to his many children.
(starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, 139 min., 1964)
A magical nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.
Singin' in the Rain
(starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, 103 min., 1952)
One of the most beloved musicals ever to come out of Hollywood: a romantic star tries to make the transition to talkies.
The Sound of Music
(starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, 174 min., 1965)
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music”, the most popular movie musical of all time, is a heartwarming inspirational true story based on the life of the Von Trapp Family Singers.
(starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, 120 min., 1954)
Two talented song-and-dance men team up after World War II to become one of the hottest acts in show business. One winter, they join forces with a sister act and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. The real adventure starts when Crosby and Kaye discover the inn is run by their old Army general who’s now in financial trouble.
The Wizard of Oz
(starring Judy Garland, 101 min., 1939)
Dorothy and her dog find themselves in a magical land full of adventure where they embark on a quest to see the Wizard who can help them return home.
The World of Henry Orient
(starring Peter Sellers and Paula Prentiss, 106 min., 1964)
The story of concert pianist Henry Orient, whose life is turned upside-down by two infatuated schoolgirls.
(90 min., 1992)
Aladdin, a street-smart peasant, falls in love with the free-spirited Princess Jasmine, winning her with the help of his pet monkey and a magic lamp!
Alice in Wonderland
(76 min., 1949)
This is a Disney classic based on Lewis Carroll’s immortal story of the girl who falls
down a rabbit hole and meets the Queen of Hearts.
(83 min., 1998)
Life is no picnic for Z, a small worker ant with some very big ideas, whose chance of landing the beautiful Princess Bala is literally one in a billion.
(70 min., 1942)
The heartwarming story of the newborn “Prince of the Forest”.
Beauty and the Beast
(84 min., 1991)
A modern movie masterpiece – The first animated film nominated for a best picture Oscar!
A Charlie Brown Christmas
(25 min., 1965)
'Tis the season to be jolly, but Charlie Brown, feeling Christmas message is lost among seasonal glitter, has the blues. Psychiatrist Lucy suggests a cure: get involved with the Christmas play!
(81 min., 2005)
After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens invade.
(74 min., 1950)
Walt Disney’s classic animated version of the Perrault fairy tale.
(64 min., 1941)
The story of the little elephant with the big ears, and how his friend Timothy Mouse helped him become a circus star.
(100 min., 2003)
The story of Nemo, a curious young clownfish who has been taken from his home in Australia's Great Barrier Reef and winds up in the fish tank of a dentist in Sydney.
Frosty the Snowman
(22 min., 1969)
This animated classic tells the story of a magical hat that accidentally brings a jolly snowman to life and causes marvelous adventures.
Gulliver's Travels: An Animated Adventure
(78 min., 1939)
Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between the tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefiscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol.
(115 min., 2004)
Bob Parr was known as Mr. Incredible, but now has retired to a quiet life in the suburbs and a job as an insurance salesman. But after a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island, he springs back into action, along with his superpower-endowed family.
The Jungle Book
(78 min., 1967)
Mowgli, an orphan Indian boy raised by wolves, is encouraged by his animal friends to leave the jungle.
Lady and the Tramp
(76 min., 1955)
Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a jaunty, freedom-loving mutt with a heart of gold, share an enthralling romance and thrilling adventures.
The Land Before Time
(69 min., 1988)
Littlefoot, a young brontosaurus, sets off on a journey in search of the great valley where dinosaurs can live in peace and safety. On this journey, he meets other dinosaurs and has incredible adventures.
Lilo and Stitch
(85 min., 2002)
The result of an illegal experiment in genetic mutation, Experiment #626, is so horrifyingly hostile that it's been locked up by its inventors. It escapes to Earth where Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, mistakes it for a strange dog, adopts, and renames it Stitch. As Stitch becomes part of Lilo's unusual family life Lilo's innocence and the “aloha” spirit of the Islands confuse and ultimately civilize the creature.
The Lion King
(89 min., 1994)
Disney’s epic tells of the love between a proud lion ruler, Mufasa, and his son Simba—a naïve and curious cub. Out from the shadows prowls Simba’s envious uncle Scar and his hyena henchmen. Their scheming for the throne leads to tragedy.
The Little Mermaid
(83 min., 1989)
Ariel, the fun loving and mischievous little mermaid, is enchanted with all things human, in this fun-filled, musical, animated masterpiece.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(74 min., 1977)
Classic adventures and misadventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the 100-acre wood.
(88 min., 1998)
When Mulan's father is drafted into the Army, she disguises herself as a soldier and takes his place. Mulan's hilarious guardian dragon and cricket aren't enough to help her defeat the ruthless Hun leader; only by staying true to herself will she bring victory and honor.
(77 min., 1953)
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.
(81 min., 1995)
An account of the meeting between Captain John Smith, who has come to America with other Englishmen in search of gold and riches, and Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, who is trying to follow the path marked out in her dreams.
The Polar Express
(starring Tom Hanks, 100 min., 2004)
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
(47 min., 1964)
Christmas is canceled until a reindeer with a glowing nose guides Santa through a blizzard on Christmas Eve and becomes a hero.
(90 min., 2004)
Don Lino is a mob shark who's looking to expand his operation. When one of his sons is killed by an anchor, a young punk named Oscar, disgruntled with his job at a day spa and car wash for whales, claims responsibility and is hailed as a hero.
(90 min., 2001)
Shrek is a big ogre who lives alone in the woods, feared by all the people in the land of Duloc. When Lord Farquaad, the ruler of Duloc, exiles all the fairy-tale beings to the woods, Shrek loses his peaceful life and his home becomes a refugee camp. Shrek sets out to find Lord Farquaad and convince him to take the fairy-tale beings back where they belong, and leave him alone. Lord Farquaad accepts, under one condition: Shrek must first go and find the beautiful young princess Fiona, who will become Farquaad's bride. Accompanied by an annoying talking donkey, Shrek begins the journey. The two must face various obstacles in order to locate the Princess, but they find their world challenged when she reveals a dark secret that will affect them all.
(93 min., 2004)
After battling a fire-breathing dragon and the evil Lord Farquaad to win the hand of Princess Fiona, Shrek now faces his greatest challenge: the in-laws. Shrek and Princess are invited to visit her parents, the King and Queen of the Kingdom of Far, Far Away. With Donkey along for the ride, the newlyweds set off. Fiona’s parents happily anticipate the homecoming of their daughter and her new Prince. But no one could have prepared them for the sight of their new son-in-law, not to mention how much their little girl had…well…changed. Shrek and Fiona’s marriage had foiled all of her father’s plans for her future - and his own. Now the King must enlist the help of a powerful Fairy Godmother, the handsome Prince Charming and the famed ogre killer, Puss-In-Boots, to put right his version of "happily ever after."
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(83 min., 1937)
Classic tale of Snow White’s abandonment in the forest, where she comes upon the house of the seven dwarfs who she comes to love.
(88 min., 1999)
Lord and Lady Greystone are cast ashore on the African coast after a shipboard mutiny. They later die in the jungle, but their infant son survives (nursed by a family of great apes) to become Tarzan.
(80 min., 1995)
A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
Arthur Writes A Story/Locked in the Library
Arthur, struggling with a school writing assignment, decides that all he needs is a little imagination to make life more interesting than it really is, but he crosses the line when his story of how he got his puppy starts to involve invisible elephants and trips to outer space.
Arthur's Lost Library Book/D.W.'s Imaginary Friend
Arthur can’t find the scary library book he checked out; someone only D.W. can see moves in with her family.
Arthur can’t see the board at school and has trouble reading. He gets his eyes checked and learns he should wear glasses. Arthur likes the glasses he picks until he discovers what his friends think of them.
Arthur's Teacher Trouble/Arthur's Spelling Trouble
Arthur is amazed when he is chosen to be in the school spell-a-thon.
Arthur's Pet Business
Arthur wants a puppy, but he has to prove he is responsible enough to take care of it. So Arthur gets a job taking care of other people’s animals. One of them, a dog named Perky, lives up to its name, and just as Arthur thinks he’s in big trouble, Perky proves to be a real pet.
Arthur's Baby/D.W.'s Baby
Arthur finds that a baby in the house means there will be changes; D.W. discovers babies cry, throw up, and get all the attention.
Arthur's Chicken Pox
Arthur is at school and becoming very excited about going to the circus when he beings to feel sick. The next day he breaks out in red spots. He gets lots of special attention, although his little sister also teases him and gives away his circus ticket.
D.W.'s Blankie/The Perfect Brother
D.W.'s security blanket is missing, and D.W. and Arthur can’t find it.
Arthur's New Puppy
Arthur has a new puppy named Pal, and they love each other very much. But Pal is a very naughty puppy, and Arthur is in danger of losing him if Arthur doesn’t get Pal to behave.
Arthur Makes the Team/Meek for a Week
Arthur and his friends all sign up to play baseball.
Arthur's First Sleepover
Arthur has two friends, Buster and the Brain, over to spend the night in a tent in the backyard. Arthur’s little sister, D.W., warns him that spaceships have been spotted in the area. Arthur and his friends make signs to welcome the aliens, but that night the boys are so busy playing, they forget all about the aliens until a bright light appears.
D.W. Rides Again/Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe
D.W. wants to ride in the bike-a-thon, but first she must ditch the training wheels.
Although he has a loose tooth, Arthur worries because he is the only one in class who hasn’t lost a baby tooth. His friends suggest putting raisins over his tooth to make it look like it is missing, eating carrots or even knocking the tooth out.
D.W. The Picky Eater
Arthur the aardvark’s little sister, D.W. is becoming quite a picky eater. She is so picky she can’t go to restaurants with her family anymore. But then D.W. realizes she might be missing out on something.
Other Children’s Shows
Bob the Builder--Can We Fix It?
Bob and his arsenal of friendly machines have a can-do attitude in this animated television show. This collection has four adventures. In "Bob's Barn Raising" Bob and crew must race against the weather to help Farmer Pickle. In "Muccky Muck" Bob and the gang are up to their ears in mud. Bob learns instructions are a good thing in "Wendy Plays Golf," and in "Magnetic Lofty" he finds good use for his talents.
Franklin and the Thunderstorm
In this episode of the Narrative Television Network's "Franklin" animated children's show, the small turtle learns that being afraid is nothing to be ashamed of.
Kipper: The Rescue
How will Kipper rescue the kitten in the tree? When Kipper, Tiger, Pig, and Arnold try to rescue a kitten stuck in a tree, they receive a big surprise.
Little Bear: Where Lucy Went
Little Bear searches for his friend Lucy.
An episode of Nickelodeon's delightful children's television show based on the "Little Bill" books by Bill Cosby.
Nickelodeon's Little Bear
Join Little Bear and his friends Cat, Duck, Owl, and Emily in these fun-filled episodes of Little Bear.
Noggin's "A Walk in Your Shoes"
Two 12-year-old girls, Megan from New York City and Lauri from Oklahoma, switch places to find out about one another's lives.
All in the Family
Archie Gives Blood
Archie Bunker grumbles through a visit to the Red Cross.
Edith Has Jury Duty
Archie cannot cope with Edith being out of the house on jury duty.
Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Hercule Poirot is puzzled when Benedict Farley summons him to a late night meeting. Farley is known as the king of pies as his company manufactures a well-known brand of meat pies. At their meeting, he tells Poirot of a recurring dream where he takes a gun from his desk drawer, walks to his office window and commits suicide. His only question for Poirot is whether someone could be manipulating him psychologically. When Farley is found dead the next day - in circumstances that appear to match those in his dream - Poirot and Captain Hastings find themselves assisting Inspector Japp in a case that involves false identities and an affair. It is Miss Lemon, however, who provides Poirot with the vital information that allows him to solve the case
Problem at Sea
While on a Mediterranean cruise, Poirot is asked to investigate the murder of one of the passengers, Mrs. Clapperton who is found stabbed in the chest in her stateroom. She was somewhat haughty and generally disliked by the other passengers. Her henpecked husband, Colonel Clapperton, was ashore for the entire day with two other passengers. General Forbes, who admits to having been in love with the dead woman when they knew each other many years before, says he was having a nap. Then there is Miss Ellie Henderson, who is attracted to Colonel Clapperton but whose wife is in the way of any possible relationship. With everyone having a reasonable alibi, it is left to Poirot to find the killer.
The Andy Griffith Show
Andy Griffith Show: Volume One
Here are four episodes of the famed TV series with Andy Griffith as the Sheriff of Mayberry. "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs” Sherriff Andy feeds a stray dog the lunch made for Barney. The stray dog returns with 10 friends and the fun beings. "Barney's First Ca:” Deputy Barney buys his first car from a sweet little old lady. Turns out she's the head of a car theft ring! "The Darlings are Coming" features the musical Darling family. It also includes "The Great Filling Station Robbery."
The Guitar Player
Andy arrests Jim Lindsey, a talented young street musician, and tries to steer him to New York where he can make his music pay off. Jim declines, saying he's not ready yet and Andy can't convince him otherwise. When a tour band stops in Mayberry for lunch, Andy sees his chance and arrests both the band and Jim and his guitar. After some arguing and a little wisdom from Andy, Jim plays a tune, a deal is made, and Jim joins the band.
The state police notify Barney about an escaped prisoner heading toward Mayberry and plan to use the courthouse as their headquarters for the big manhunt. Captain Barker and his men arrive, make their plans, which don't include Andy or Barney, and leave to set up their roadblocks. Not willing to be left out, the two spring into action and Barney is caught off guard by the criminal, who takes his gun and ties him up. Stung by Barker's words after reporting the turn of events, Andy comes up with a plan to capture the escapee, earn the respect of the state police, and regain the townsfolk's confidence.
Andy is upset when he finds out that Opie gave only three cents to a charity drive and starts to teach the boy about sharing with others less fortunate. When he finds out the reason Opie can't contribute more is because he is saving up to buy his girlfriend Charlotte something, Andy thinks he's going to squander it on toys and calls him a playboy. Aunt Bee scolds Andy for not having more faith in his son and he must eat crow when Opie tells him he is going to buy Charlotte a new coat for next winter because her mother cannot afford to.
After giving Opie a lesson on trust, loyalty and keeping promises, Andy learns that
"Tex", one of his son's playmates, is a runaway from a nearby town who Opie
promised he wouldn't tell on. Opie is confused when Andy expects him to break his
word and give him the boy's last name. Andy must find a way to reunite the boy with
his worried parents and show a disappointed Opie that sometimes breaking your
word is the best thing to do.
This is an episode of the popular 1960s television comedy about the world's most inept marine recruit.
Gomer Learns a Bully
The world's most inept Marine recruit convinces a bully of the error of his ways.
Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course
Gomer Pyle, an enthusiastic but inept Marine Corps recruit, must master the obstacle course as part of basic training.
Gomer Returns a Week's Pay
This is an episode of the popular 1960s TV comedy series about the world's most unqualified Marine recruit.
Guest in the Barracks
Gomer sneaks another Marine’s girlfriend into the barracks. There’s chaos when she’s found, and silliness as they sneak her out.
Lawyer Matlock and daughter Charlene try to clear their client, a young singer in town to perform at “Rock Aid for Atlanta”, of the murder of a promoter.
Is someone plotting against a beautiful, fragile young heiress?
This is an audio-described episode of the TV series about an Atlanta attorney and his lawyer daughter.
Ben & Charlene Matlock work to clear a young mother, who supported her little boy by dancing in a striptease bar, of involvement in a crime.
Boscombe Valley Mystery
Dr. Watson’s fishing trip is interrupted when a farmer is murdered and the suspect is his own son and it is revealed that the son quarreled with his father before his death.
"The Bruce-Partington Plans"
Who is the young man savagely murdered on the underground railway? Why is he carrying secret submarine plans? Aided by his brother Mycroft, Holmes and Watson quest for the truth through fog-shrouded London.
The Creeping Man
Holmes thinks a woman's claim to have seen a man at her upstairs bedroom window is related to the theft of several apes.
The Devil’s Foot
While convalescing in Cornwall, a depressive Holmes investigates the apparent death from apoplexy of a local woman and the unexplained sudden dementia of her two brothers.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles"
At Baskerville Hall on the grim moors of Devonshire, a legendary curse has apparently claimed one more victim. Sherlock Holmes is summoned to protect Sir Henry from the fate. As Holmes and Watson begin to investigate, a blood-chilling howl from the fog-shrouded edges of the great Grimpen Mire signals that the legendary hound of the Baskervilles is poised for yet another murderous attack.
The Illustrious Client
Holmes risks his life when he becomes involved with a murderous Austrian baron andhis fiancée.
The Problem of Thor Bridge
A governess is arrested for the murder of her employer's wife.
Shoscombe Old Place
A brother and sister devoted to each other quarrel and a creditor disappears, leaving Holmes to solve a mystery that deepens when a human bone is found in a furnace.
The Sign of Four
A two-hour Sherlock Holmes feature film. Why after the mysterious disappearance of her father does the beautiful Miss Morstan start receiving each year a present of a rare and lustrous pearl? Who is her mysterious benefactor? Why does this person all in a sudden want to meet with her? The mystery builds as Holmes and Watson pursue a priceless hoard of Indian treasure and a murderer whose ominous trademark is “the sign of four.”
Who has abducted Silver Blaze, a highly-prized racehorse, on the eve of a big race? How did Silver Blaze’s trainer die mysteriously? Is someone trying to ruin the racehorse’s manager? Sherlock Holmes and Watson, with the aid of a dog and some sheep, find a strange solution.
Holmes and Watson enter into one of the most baffling and intriguing cases of their career when a foreign tyrant, an English governess and an unorthodox police inspector lead them on a wild good chase, which starts with murder.
Touch of Frost
Frost investigates the disappearance of 8 year old Tricia Martin. The last person to see her alive was 19 year old Bill Conrad who has Downs’s syndrome. Frost has to deal with new DCI whose idea of teamwork comes up against his own more individualistic style.
Care and Protection
Frost investigates a missing child case. Meanwhile, a chance digging turns up a skeleton chained to a strongbox. Then, a former bank employee with links to the strongbox is murdered and Frost must find the killer.
Twilight Zone: “Dust”
A peddler sells magic dust to a condemned man’s father.
Twilight Zone: "A Game of Pool"
A pool shark plays for his life.
The Addams family.
When long lost Uncle Fester reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez and Morticia plan a celebration to wake the dead.
Bonanza: "Escape to Ponderosa" and "The Bloodline"
Two classic episodes from the much-loved television series. In "Escape to Ponderosa", the Cartwrights are obliged to defend two deserters from a vindictive army officer. In "The Bloodline," Ben becomes the target of a troubled youth bent on misguided revenge.
The Lucy Show
Four episodes of the Lucy Show. "The Starmaker" features Frankie Avalon as a budding singer working in his uncle's bank. In "Lucy meets Robert Goulet" she promotes a truck driver as the singer's look-alike. "Lucy's Barbershop Quartet" features Hans Conried as a voice coach with the challenge of turning Lucy into a passable member of the group; while Dick Martin guest stars as a neighbor in the hilarious "Lucy and Vivian Shower."
For Better or Worse
A feature length documentary that explores the lives and relationships of five feisty couples married fifty years or more. The film takes the viewer on an intimate journey as the couples discuss the issues that inform every long-term relationship. Drawing on rich caches of wisdom and experience, the couples recount colorful stories of their shared journeys, from living room jazz jam sessions, to the Gay Pride parade in New York, to the backwoods of Northern California. The couples' comments and stories, tinged with both joy and sorrow, are often eye-opening, remarkably frank and surprisingly open minded.
Helen Keller in Her Story (55 min., 1954)
This is an Oscar-winning documentary about the extraordinary lives of Ms. Keller, her teacher Annie Sullivan Macy, and her friend and companion, Polly Thompson.
Midnight Ramble: The Story of the Black Film Industry
Recounts the history of a remarkable film industry that produced close to 500 movies between 1910 and WWII.
The Private Life of Plants
(48 min., 1998)
A study of the world of plants, which demonstrates with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish.
A Tickle in the Heart
The Epstein brothers, Willie, Max and Julie began playing music when they were youngsters in Brooklyn. They soon became the Kings of Klezmer, the joyous, sad and sentimental music of European Jews. Now in their late 70s and 80s, they live in a quiet Florida suburb still playing professionally. One day, to their astonishment, they're invited to put on a concert in Berlin. They play to an overflow audience of appreciative fans, young, old, Jewish and Gentile, all enjoying their infectious, life-affirming music.
Baseball Documentary – 9 volumes
DV000163 (-01, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06, -07, -08)
A Public Television documentary on what many claim is America's favorite pastime. The authors trace the history of the game from it's beginning in the early 19th Century, telling the story in 9 innings, each with accompanying essays by other writers on topics related to the roles that baseball plays on and off the field.
Civil War Documentary - 7 volumes
The Civil War; 1862 A Very Bloody Affair
From the Peninsular Campaign to Shiloh.
The Civil War; 1863 Simply Murder
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.
The Civil War; 1863 The Universe of Battle
From Gettysburg to Lookout Mountain.
The Civil War; 1864 Valley of the Shadow of Death
The Wilderness to Atlanta.
The Civil War; 1864 Most Hallowed Ground
From the Crater to the Shenandoah.
The Civil War; 1865 War is All Hell
The Final Offensives.
The Civil War; 1865 The Better Angels of Our Nature
Victory. Assassination. Rebirth.
Enable: people with disabilities and computers.
This video offers numerous profiles of individuals with disabilities who have experienced how technology can enhance their lives. The profiles cover a range of disabilities, including blindness, speech, hearing and mobility impairments of various kinds, stroke, and cerebral palsy. Each of the individuals profiled describes his or her disability in a personal, unique way, often emphasizing the liberating impact of technology in all aspects of their lives, at work, at school and at home. This video shows all kinds of adaptive technology, both hardware and software. This cassette contains two versions of "Enable." Both are closed captioned. The second version, which immediately follows the first, contains descriptive narration.
Eyes on the Prize – 10 volumes
A powerful historical account combines objective analysis with heartfelt remembrances on the African American Civil Rights Movement.
Fighting Back (1957-1962)
Ain’t Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)
No Easy Walk (1961-1963)
Mississippi - Is This America? (1962-1964)
Bridge to Freedom (1965)
The Time Has Come (1964-1966) & Two Societies (1965-1968)
Power! (1966-1968) & the Promised Land (1967-1968)
Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More (1964-1972) & A Nation of Law (1968-1971)
The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-1980) & Back to the Movement (1979-1985)
Vietnam – A Television History
Episode 1. Discusses the history of Vietnam and the rise of the Communist leader Ho Chi Minh. Episode 2. Covers the events that led to France's invasion of Vietnam and the worldwide impact.
Episode 3. Discusses varying American official positions of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Covers the impact of the Geneva agreement of 1954 on Vietnam. Episode 4. Discusses President Johnson's decisions on Vietnam after Kennedy’s assassination and the events that led America into war.
Episode 5. Discusses the enemy fought in Vietnam. Covers the story from both sides-- the soldiers and the village people. Episode 6. Explores the story not seen in the U.S.; of communist leaders, Vietnamese civilians and former war prisoners.
Episode 7. Discusses the North Vietnamese attack in Jan. 1968. Covers the impact this had on America and President Johnson. Episode 8. Discusses President Nixon's promise of American troop reduction, which by 1972 left only South Vietnamese ground forces.
Episode 9. Discusses how the smaller neighboring countries of Cambodia and Laos were drawn to the war. Episode 10. Covers the peace negotiations held in Paris. Explores various incidents that were also occurring during this time.
Episode 11. Discusses the change of attitude in the America population concerning the Vietnam War. Covers many events throughout the country during this time.
Episode 12. Explores the time from the cease-fire agreement in 1973 to 1975 when the tanks smashed through the gates of Saigon.
Episode 13. Discusses the end of the Vietnam War. Covers its effects on the Vietnamese and the American veterans.
Amelia Earhart, the Price of Courage.
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, the first woman to fly alone across the continent, and the first to cross it non-stop. She was daring, determined, outspoken, photogenic and glamorous. Yet Amelia Earhart, “The first lady of air”, has remained an enigmatic idol whose colorful and complex life has been overshadowed by her mysterious disappearance on July 2, 1937. "Amelia Earhart" is a biographical portrait that explores the life of this legendary aviator and her remarkable publicity machine.
America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference
This paints a troubling picture of the United States during a period beset by anti-Semitism and a government that, due to complex social and political factors, not only delayed action but suppressed information and blocked efforts that could have resulted in the rescue of thousands of people.
The Battle of the Bulge--World War II's deadliest battle
December 1944, Hitler wages one more desperate bloody attack. Hitler struck back with a brutal counterattack and the Battle of the Bulge was the single biggest and bloodiest battle U.S. soldiers have ever fought.
This program is the story of Dwight D. Eisenhower's life, with comments by contemporaries and historians.
FDR--the Center of the World (1882-1921)
This program goes beyond romantic icons and famous speeches to offer a portrait of one of the most extraordinary personalities ever elected to the presidency. Perhaps the most important American leader of this century, Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as president longer than anyone before or since, and led America through the two greatest crises of this century, the Great Depression and World War II. This covers Roosevelt's early years and early political successes.
FDR--Fear Itself (1921-1933)
This program begins with Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 39 and ends with his election to the presidency. Also details Eleanor's rise in public life.
FDR--the Grandest Job in the World (1933-1940)
This program explores FDR's response to the Great Depression.
FDR--the Juggler (1940-1945)
This program portrays FDR's leadership of the American people in the face of war until his death.
Geronimo and the Apache Resistance
Using archival photos and interviews with descendants of the Chiricahua Apaches, the program highlights the clash between Indian and white cultures and portrays the effects on an Indian society faced with the loss of its land and traditions.
The Kennedys--The Early Years, 1900-1961.
Through extensive interviews, still photographs and archival footage, "The Kennedys" explores the building of the Kennedy legend, and the shaping of the Kennedy fortune and dynasty by the family's patriarch and master builder, Joseph P. Kennedy.
The Kennedys--The Later Years, 1962-1980.
Through extensive interviews, still photographs and archival footage, The Kennedys, the later years covers John Kennedy's presidency to Edward Kennedy's fall at Chappaquidick.
Last Stand at Little Big Horn
This program examines the Battle of the Little Bighorn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," from an Indian and white man's perspective. It uses journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings, archival footage, and feature films to present the dual viewpoints of this historic event.
Blue Planet; Seas of Life; Coral Seas
Oceanographers look at the waters which cover most of the Earth.
Broken Bones / Heart Attack
This television documentary from the Assignment Discovery series examines the relationships between broken bones and heart attacks.
The Future of the Milky Way
Astronomers speculate on the future of our galaxy.
The Human Body
Videocassette release of a television program in the "Assignment: Discovery" series produced by the Discovery Channel and shown on "Cable in the Classroom".
An Inside Look: The Flu
This is the videocassette release of a television program in the Assignment Discovery series produced by the Discovery Channel on influenza.
Lewis & Clark--A Scientific Journey
This film documents the expedition led by Lewis and Clark into the interior of North America in 1804-1805. We follow as they wend their way across the unknown territory gained in the Louisiana Purchase in their futile search for the legendary Northwest Passage. Along the way, they discovered wondrous new things and depend on the aid of Native Americans like their guide, Sacagawea, while they conduct the most important exploration mission in American history.
The Private Life of Plants: Branching Out
This Discovery Channel science program examines the diverse modes of propagation plants use to ensure their survival, from sending out their seeds in the wind, on the water, with jet propulsion, or in animal stomachs.
Turmoil in the 20th Century
Learn about catastrophes that changed lives across Europe and in the world beyond. See why these tragic events occurred and how they continue to affect the world.
"World War II"
This program chronicles the war that was fought from 1939 to 1945 between the Allies (Great Britain, United States, Soviet Union, and many other countries) and the Axis (Germany, Italy, Japan, and other countries); the Allies wanted to stop Germany from overtaking Europe and Japan from taking over the islands in the Pacific.
Your Genes, Your Future
Documentary introduces the functions of the cell, examines attempts to manipulate the human genome, explores the obesity trend in America, and considers effects of nicotine, alcohol, and depression.
B-29--Frozen In Time.
Travel on a perilous mission to repair and re-fly the World War II B-29 bomber, Kee Bird, which became stranded on a Greenland icecap when it crash landed in 1947. Pilot Darryl Greenamyer and his team on two expeditions to revive Kee Bird and make it fly again.
In Search Of Human Origins: Episode 1: The story of Lucy.
NOVA discusses our oldest human ancestor.
In Search Of Human Origins: Episode 2: Two surviving in Africa.
NOVA portrays human as scavengers.
In Search Of Human Origins: Episode 3; the creative revolution.
Shows the debate over why and humans began to paint, carve, talk, travel, and bury their dead.
Scientists dare to get close enough to lightning to study this natural phenomenon.
Miracle of Life
This Emmy-award-winning episode of “Nova” follows a human baby from conception to birth.
DV000205 (five volumes -01, -02, -03, -04, -05)
Mystery of the Senses
A "NOVA" miniseries in 5 one-hour cassettes: “Hearing”, “Smell”, “Taste”, “Touch”, “Vision”. When you understand how you “see” the world, you will fight to preserve it.
Scientists and researchers at NASA explain various aspects of space exploration and scientific discovery. This episode illustrates plans for unmanned and possibly manned visits to other planets and their moons in our solar system.
This Old Pyramid
Reveals the ancient secret of how the pyramids were built, by actually building one. A noted Egyptologist, Mark Lehner, and a professional stonemason, Roger Hopkins, join forces in the shadow of the great pyramid of Giza to put clever and sometimes bizarre pyramid construction theories to the test.
Beyond the big bang, see the future of the universe.
Why the Towers Fell
For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.
This Discovery Channel documentary anthology series offers a rare glimpse at some of the most unique animals on our planet. Learn about animal instincts, and watch as they hunt for food, search for shelter, and raise their young, all in the quest for survival.
Jamu, the Orphaned Leopard
This fascinating film takes the viewer to the magnificent Luangwa Valley where we join in the trials and tribulations of rearing a leopard cub and preparing it for a life in the wild. Jamu is left orphaned at two weeks old and John and Gill Varty decide to adopt her.
Host Sue Hausmann and guests demonstrate sewing techniques and projects.
America Quilts--Creatively; # 613
Episode 613 features machine quilting; incorporating photos printed to a fabric; and using your computer to lay out a quilt pattern.
America Sews, with Sue Hausmann; episode #2201
This episode features machine quilting and using buttons as embellishments.
America Sews, with Sue Hausmann; episode #2202
This episode features doing appliqué by machines and making tote bags.
America Sews, with Sue Hausmann; episode #2203
This episode shows how to decorate a teenage girl's room with bright colors in whimsical patterns.
America Sews, with Sue Hausmann; episode #2204
This episode features ways to add chenille to projects and a machine-embroidered journal cover.
Real Moms, Real Stories
Hosts address parenting issues, medical issues, and even offer nutritional advice.
Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy; 1
This episode features homemade baby food; pediatric dentistry; SIDS; and infertility.
Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy; 2
This episode features pain management; child car safety; cooking with dough; and Pilates.
Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy; 3
This episode offers advice on feng shui in the nursery; making a romantic breakfast; parental classes; and swaddling.
Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy; 4
This episode offers information on the Holistic Moms Network; cooking with children; baby sign language; and infant massage.
Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy; 5
This episode offers information on support systems for mothers; stroller striding; dental care during pregnancy; and pampering yourself with a makeover.
Your New House
Home guru Michael Holigan gives tips on new trends in building, remodeling and financing homes.
Your New House; episode 206
This episode includes tips on better-built roofs; planting cacti in containers; and covering a countertop with ceramic tile.
Your New House; episode 207
This episode includes tips on insulating a new house; mounting a bird feeder on a pole; replacing a toilet paper holder; and laying a poured faux stone walkway.
Your New House; episode 208
This episode includes information about building a more wind-resistant home; planting a tree; and adding a shower enclosure to an existing bathtub.
Your New House; episode 209
This episode includes information about installing garden beds; air conditioner covers; and laying a stone patio.
Your New House; episode 210
This episode includes tips on energy efficient windows; electric fencing for pets; and updating a fireplace mantel.
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