Movie Lists
...compiled by our librarians

To help you navigate our extensive movie collection, our librarians have compiled the following thematic lists that feature selected film and television titles.

Awarded and honored films Mystery and crime
Books, authors, and writing Romance
Comedy Series, sequels, and remakes
Cultural interest Special interest
Documentaries Special occasions and holidays
Family Television
Horror Thrillers, action, and adventure
In memoriam Viewalikes
Location, location, location... Women in film
Music and dance  

Awarded and Honored Films
    Academy Awards: Best Actor
    Academy Awards: Best Actress
    Academy Awards: Best Animated Feature
    Academy Awards: Best Documentary
    Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
    Academy Awards: Best Picture
    Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor
    Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress
    AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres
    American Film Institute: 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th anniversary edition)
    Cannes Film Festival — Golden Palm (Palme d'Or)
    Criterion Collection
    Golden Globe Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
    Golden Globe Awards: Best Picture — Drama
    Golden Globe Awards: Best Picture — Musical or Comedy
    National Film Registry
    Toronto International Film Festival — People's Choice
    Tribeca Film Festival
    Venice Film Festival — Golden Lion

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Books, Authors, and Writing
    Fresh takes on timeless tales: Movies inspired by classic literature
    Movies about writers and writing
    Movies based on 20th and 21st Century fiction
    Movies based on books for teens
    Movies based on classics
    Movies based on historical novels and nonfiction books
    Movies based on humorous books
    Movies based on mysteries
    Movies based on nonfiction books
    Movies based on the works of Jane Austen
    Movies based on the works of John Le Carré
    Movies Based on the works of The Brontës
    Movies based on thrillers

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Comedy
    African-American comedies
    British comedies
    Funny films
    If you like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" try...
    If you like "It's Complicated" try...
    Movies based on humorous books
    Quirky comedies
    Romantic comedies
    Slapstick movies

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Cultural Interest
    African-American comedies
    African-American directors
    Black history and heritage
    Breaking down barriers: Disability in film
    Films of Native American interest
    Foreign films
    Gay and lesbian films
    Greece, Rome, and ancient civilizations
    Films of Jewish interest
    Movies from Down Under: Featuring Australia and New Zealand
    Pictures of Ireland
    Seeking ancient Egypt
    Spirit of Asia
    A View of Mexico

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Documentaries
    Academy Awards: Best Documentary
    Documentaries about food and water
    Documentaries by Ken Burns
    Documentary films
    In Memoriam: Walter Cronkite (1916-2009)

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Family
    Family films
    Family television series
    If you like "Enchanted" try...
    IMAX films
    The Jeff Corwin Experience

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Horror
    Godzilla movies
    Horror movies
    King Kong movies
    Monsters, ghosts, vampires, witches
    Movies and television shows about vampires

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In Memoriam
    Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)
    Walter Cronkite (1916-2009)
    Nora Ephron (1941-2012)
    Dennis Hopper (1936-2010)
    John Hughes (1950-2009)
    Heath Ledger (1979-2008)
    Ismail Merchant (1936-2005)
    Paul Newman (1925-2008)
    Natasha Richardson (1963-2009)
    Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

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Location, Location, Location...
    Chicagoland movies
    Greece, Rome, and ancient civilizations
    Movies from Down Under: Featuring Australia and New Zealand
    On location: Films set in beautiful and horrible locations
    Pictures of Ireland
    Prison movies
    Scotland!
    Seeking ancient Egypt
    A View of Mexico

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Music and Dance
    Films featuring dance
    Greatest movie musicals
    If you like "Les Misérables" try...
    If you like "Once" try...
    Movies about music and musicians

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Mystery and Crime
    Agatha Christie television shows and films
    British mysteries
    Film noir
    French film noir
    Hitchcock films
    Movies based on mysteries
    Sherlock Holmes television shows and films

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Romance
    If you like "Sex and the City" try...
    In the name of love: Romantic films
    Romantic action films
    Romantic comedies
    Weddings and engagements

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Series, Sequels, and Remakes
    Remakes
    Series and sequels

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Special Interest
    All in a day's work: every job has a story
    Anime
    Art and artists
    Back to school
    Campaigns, elections, and politics
    Cult movies
    Environmental awareness
    Feel-good movies
    50 great tearjerkers
    Films based on true events
    Films in black and white
    Gambling
    Games, competitions, and contests
    Gardening and flowers  
    Inspirational and religious films
    King Arthur, knights, and knighthood
    Leonardo Da Vinci and The Da Vinci Code
    A long winter's film list
    Magic and magicians
    Movies about making movies
    Movies with a twist
    Overlooked movies
    Prison movies
    Puzzlers
    Quests and fairy tales
    Royalty and nobility
    Silent films
    Sports
    Supernatural
    3D movies
    Titanic
    Warm weather films
    What's to eat? Food, restaurants, chefs & cooks

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Special Occasions and Holidays
    Christmas movies
    Holiday films
    Weddings and engagements

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Television
    Agatha Christie television shows and films
    British mysteries
    Cult television series
    Documentaries by Ken Burns
    Family television series
    Glee
    If you like "Downton Abbey" try...
    If you like "Game of Thrones" try...
    If you like "Mad Men" try...
    If you like "The Wire" try...
    The Jeff Corwin Experience
    Masterpiece Theatre
    National Geographic
    NOVA
    Sherlock Holmes television shows and films
    Television shows

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Thrillers, Action, and Adventure
    Hitchcock films
    If you like "Argo" try...
    If you like "The Bourne Ultimatum" try...
    If you like "Game of Thrones" try...
    If you like "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" try...
    If you like "Iron Man" try...
    Kickin' flicks
    Movies based on thrillers
    Pirates and swashbucklers
    Popcorn movies
    Superheroes and comic book characters
    Techno thrillers
    War films

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Viewalikes
    If you like "Argo" try...
    If you like "Atonement" try...
    If you like "Becoming Jane" try...
    If you like "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" try...
    If you like "The Black Swan" try...
    If you like "The Bourne Ultimatum" try...
    If you like "Brideshead Revisited" try...
    If you like "Crazy, Stupid, Love" try...
    If you like "Downton Abbey" try...
    If you like "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" try...
    If you like "Enchanted" try...
    If you like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" try...
    If you like "Game of Thrones" try...
    If you like "The Godfather" try...
    If you like "The Help" try...
    If you like "The Hunger Games" try...
    If you like "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" try...
    If you like "Iron Man" try...
    If you like "It's Complicated" try...
    If you like "The Jane Austen Book Club" try...
    If you like "Juno" try...
    If you like "The King's Speech" try...
    If you like "Les Misérables" try...
    If you like "Lincoln" try...
    If you like "Mad Men" try...
    If you like "Mamma Mia!" try...
    If you like "Michael Clayton" try...
    If you like "Midnight in Paris" try...
    If you like "The Namesake" try..
    If you like "No Country for Old Men" try...
    If you like "No Reservations" try...
    If you like "Ocean's Thirteen" try...
    If you like "Once" try...
    If you like "The Other Boleyn Girl" try...
    If you like "Prometheus" try...
    If you like "Sex and the City" try...
    If you like "State of Play" try...
    If you like "There Will Be Blood" try...
    If you like "Twilight" try...
    If you like "Waiting for Superman" try...
    If you like "The Wire" try...

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Women in Film
    Academy Awards: Best Actress
    Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress
    Films directed by women
    Historical women in film
    Women in the director's chair

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