2009 Staff Film Picks

In late 2009, Skokie Public Library staff were asked to select their favorite feature films, documentaries and television shows viewed during the year. Here are the results!

Click on the format designation to check the status of the film in the Skokie Public Library catalog. And, in case you missed them, it's not too late to see our Annual Staff Picks for books, films, and music from 2002 to the present!


Cover of Wallander  
Days and Clouds. 2007.
DVD
Gavin & Stacey. Season One. 2007.
DVD
Star Trek. 2009.
DVD and Blu-ray
Wallander. 2008.
DVD
               Selected by Annabelle M.
     
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Inspector Lewis. Series 2. 2009.
DVD
Incendiary. 2008.
DVD
WW II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West. 2008.
DVD
Tell No One. 2006.
DVD
               Selected by Cecilia C.
     
Cover of Moliere  
Doubt. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Moliere. 2007.
DVD
Nothing But a Man. 1964.
DVD
The Power of Forgiveness. 2007.
DVD
Winged Migration. 2001.
DVD
               Selected by Cheryl S.
     
Cover of WALL-E  
Beverly Hills Chihuahua. 2008.
Youth DVD
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 2009.
DVD
WALL-E. 2008.
Youth DVD and Youth Blu-ray
               Selected by Dina K.
     
Cover of The Harmonists  
The Color of Magic. 2008.
Youth DVD
The Harmonists. 1997.
DVD
Lars and the Real Girl. 2007.
DVD
Ordinary People. 1980.
DVD
Twenty-Four Eyes. 1954.
DVD
               Selected by Joey L.
     
Cover of 500 Days of Summer  
(500) Days of Summer. 2009.
DVD
Frozen River. 2008.
DVD
Is Anybody There? 2009.
DVD
I've Loved You So Long. 2008.
DVD
Man on Wire. 2008.
DVD
               Selected by Lee L.
     
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Baby Mama. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. 2008.
DVD
Happy-Go-Lucky. 2008.
DVD
Something Like Happiness. 2005.
DVD
The Taste of Tea. 2004.
DVD
               Selected by Lukie M.
     
Cover of Gran Torino  
Gran Torino. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Visitor. 2007.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Marilee H.
     
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After the Wedding. 2006.
DVD
The Country Teacher. 2008.
DVD
Kicking and Screaming. 2005.
DVD
Quinceañera. 2006.
DVD
The Secrets. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Maryann M.
     
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
I've Loved You So Long. 2008.
DVD
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. 2005.
DVD
Two Lovers. 2008.
DVD
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. 2006.
DVD
               Selected by Matt M.
     
Cover of Paul Blart  
Australia. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. 2007.
DVD
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. 2008.
DVD
Doubt. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Frozen River. 2008.
DVD
Paul Blart: Mall Cop. 2008.
DVD
               Selected by Pam W.
     
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American Violet. 2008.
DVD
Julie & Julia. 2009.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Soloist. 2009.
DVD and Blu-ray
Star Trek. 2009.
DVD and Blu-ray
Up. 2009.
Youth DVD and Youth Blu-ray
               Selected by Pat Ga.
     
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The Class. 2008.
DVD
Every Little Step. 2008.
DVD
Fados. 2007.
DVD
Milk. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Rachel Getting Married. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Pat Gr.
     
Cover of Ponyo  
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season. 2009.
DVD
Coco Before Chanel. 2009.
DVD
New York, I Love You. 2009.
DVD
Ponyo. 2009.
Youth DVD and Blu-ray
Star Trek. 2009.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Sharon W.
     
Cover of Grey Gardens  
The Ascent of Money: Boom and Bust. 2009.
DVD
Grey Gardens. 2009.
DVD
The Nazis: A Warning from History. 1997.
DVD
The Simpsons Movie. 2007.
DVD
Tyson. 2009.
DVD
               Selected by Steven J.
Cover of Up  
Gran Torino. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Julie & Julia. 2009.
DVD and Blu-ray
John Adams. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Milk. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Up. 2009.
Youth DVD and Youth Blu-ray
               Selected by Terry R.
     
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Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season. 2009.
DVD
Drag Me To Hell. 2009.
DVD
The Hurt Locker. 2009.
DVD and Blu-ray
In the Loop. 2009.
DVD
Inglourious Basterds. 2009.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Toby G.