Our Favorite Films (and Guilty Pleasures, Too!)
... selected by Skokie Public Library staff

Skokie Public Library staff was asked to name their favorite feature films, children's and family films, and "guilty pleasure" movies. The following is a list of their choices. Click on the format designation to check the status of the film in the Skokie Public Library catalog.

Feature films
Children's and family films
Guilty pleasure movies

Feature Films

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The African Queen. 1951.
VHS
Baghdad Café. 1988.
VHS
Beauty and the Beast. 1946.
Youth DVD and Youth VHS
Big. 1988.
DVD
The Big Chill. 1983.
DVD
Bread and Tulips. 2000.
DVD and VHS
A Bridge Too Far. 1977.
DVD
Captains Courageous. 1937.
VHS
Doctor Zhivago. 1965.
DVD and VHS
Edison, The Man. 1940.
VHS
The Empire Strikes Back. 1980.
DVD and VHS
Enchanted April. 1992.
VHS
The English Patient. 1996.
DVD and VHS
Forrest Gump. 1994.
DVD and VHS
The Godfather. 1972.
DVD and VHS
The Godfather Part II. 1974.
DVD and VHS
The Godfather Part III. 1990.
DVD and VHS
Gone with the Wind. 1939.
DVD and VHS
Grave of the Fireflies. 1988.
DVD and VHS
It Happened One Night. 1934.
DVD
Harvey. 1950.
DVD and VHS
Heartburn. 1986.
VHS
Il Postino. 1994.
DVD and VHS
It’s A Wonderful Life. 1947.
DVD and VHS
Kingpin. 1996.
VHS
Lord Of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. 2001.
DVD and VHS
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. 2003.
DVD and VHS
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. 2002.
DVD and VHS
Meet John Doe. 1941.
VHS
Midway. 1976.
VHS
Miracle on 34th Street. 1947.
DVD and VHS
The Naked Prey. 1966.
VHS
Nashville. 1975.
DVD and VHS
Once Upon a Time in Mexico. 2003.
DVD
Pearl Harbor. 2001.
DVD and VHS
Penny Serenade. 1941.
DVD and VHS
The Philadelphia Story. 1940.
DVD and VHS
Quadrophenia. 1979.
DVD
Rebel Without a Cause. 1955.
DVD and VHS
Rio Grande. 1950.
DVD and VHS
Saturday Night Fever. 1977.
DVD and VHS
The Secret of Roan Inish. 1995.
DVD
The Shawshank Redemption. 1994.
DVD and VHS
Snatch. 2000.
DVD
Star Wars. 1977.
DVD and VHS
The Terminator. 1984.
DVD and VHS
Terminator 2: Judgment Day. 1991.
DVD and VHS
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. 2003.
DVD
The Way We Were. 1973.
DVD and VHS
Yankee Doodle Dandy. 1943.
DVD and VHS
Zulu. 1964.
DVD
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Children's and Family Films

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101 Dalmatians. 1961.
DVD and VHS
Anastasia. 1997.
DVD and VHS
Bambi. 1942.
DVD and VHS
Beauty and the Beast. 1991.
DVD and VHS
The Black Cauldron. 1985.
DVD and VHS
Born Free. 1966.
DVD
Bugsy Malone. 1976.
VHS
Castle in the Sky. 1986.
DVD and VHS
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 1968.
DVD and VHS
A Christmas Story. 1983.
DVD
Cinderella. 1949.
VHS
Dumbo. 1941.
DVD and VHS
Fantasia. 1940.
VHS
Finding Nemo. 2003.
DVD and VHS
The Goonies. 1985.
DVD
Holes. 2003.
DVD and VHS
The Iron Giant. 1999.
VHS
Lady and the Tramp. 1955.
DVD and VHS
The Last Unicorn. 1982.
DVD and VHS
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (animated). 2003.
DVD
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. 2001.
DVD and VHS
Mary Poppins. 1964.
DVD and VHS
Monsters, Inc. 2001.
DVD and VHS
The Muppet Movie. 1979.
VHS
My Neighbor Totoro. 1988.
DVD and VHS
Peter Pan. 1953.
DVD and VHS
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. 2003.
DVD and VHS
The Secret Garden. 1993.
DVD
Shrek. 2001.
DVD and VHS
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. 1937.
VHS
The Snowman. 1982.
VHS
The Sound of Music. 1965.
DVD and VHS
Spirited Away. 2001.
DVD and VHS
Toy Story. 1995.
DVD and VHS
Tron. 1982.
DVD
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. 1971.
DVD and VHS
The Wizard of Oz. 1939.
DVD and VHS
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. 1985.
VHS
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Guilty Pleasure Movies

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10 Things I Hate About You. 1999.
DVD and VHS
Airplane!. 1980.
DVD and VHS
A Clockwork Orange. 1971.
DVD and VHS
Dirty Dancing. 1987.
DVD and VHS
French Kiss. 1995.
DVD and VHS
Galaxy Quest. 1999.
DVD and VHS
King Kong. 1976.
DVD
My Big Fat Greek Wedding. 2002.
DVD and VHS
Newsies. 1992.
DVD and VHS
Out for Justice. 1991.
DVD
Rocky. 1976.
DVD and VHS
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 1975.
DVD and VHS
The Sting. 1973.
DVD and VHS
That Touch of Mink. 1962.
DVD and VHS
Them!. 1954.
DVD
Tomorrow Never Dies. 1997.
DVD and VHS
The Warriors. 1979.
DVD
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