Somerville Library's DVDs

by mtroper | created - 29 Jun 2011 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

Here is an up to date listing of all the titles Somerville College Library currently has available for loan to members

This list includes both the JCR DVD Library and DVDs already owned or bought by the Library

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1. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.9
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87 Metascore

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 76,206 | Gross: $8.26M

2. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 18,755 | Gross: $0.05M

Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry'

3. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 602,591 | Gross: $33.23M

4. À propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.5
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,073

Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition

5. L'Atalante (1934)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon, Gilles Margaritis

Votes: 11,763

Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition

6. Bad Education (2004)

NC-17 | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Javier Cámara, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 49,004 | Gross: $5.21M

7. Breathless (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 59,118 | Gross: $0.34M

Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry'

8. Casque d'Or (1952)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie, aka "Casque d'Or" (Golden Helmet) meets Manda, a carpenter. Her man Roland belongs ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 3,911

9. I cento passi (2000)

114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 4,294

Under Italian title "I Cento Passi"

10. Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film (2003 Video)

52 min | Documentary

3.7
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Follows the "Beckett on Film" project, which produced film adaptations of Samuel Beckett's nineteen plays.

Director: Pearse Lehane | Stars: Stephen Brennan, Michael Colgan, John Crowley, Paola Dionisotti

Votes: 91

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset

11. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.6
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 19,561 | Gross: $15.14M

12. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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93 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 54,622 | Gross: $19.52M

13. Footfalls (2001)

27 min | Short

6.1
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Director: Walter D. Asmus | Stars: Susan Fitzgerald, Joan O'Hara

Votes: 62

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset

14. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 80,963

'Les 400 coups' [French title on case]

Part of a Truffaut boxset, also containing 'Stolen Kisses', 'Bed and Board' and 'L'amour en fuite' (which appear as separate entries on this list), and two film shorts: 'Les mistons' and 'Antoine et Colette'

15. Stolen Kisses (1968)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 9,524

'Baiser volés' [French title on case]

Part of Truffaut boxset listed under 'The 400 Blows' above

16. Bed & Board (1970)

GP | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers, and Christine is pregnant and gives ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Hiroko Berghauer, Barbara Laage

Votes: 6,383

'Domicile conjugal'

Part of Truffaut boxset listed under 'The 400 Blows' above

17. Love on the Run (1979)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dani

Votes: 4,810

Part of Truffaut boxset listed under 'The 400 Blows' above

18. La Haine (1995)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili

Votes: 119,039 | Gross: $0.31M

We have two copies of this, one of which is kept as a spare in the Library Office

19. Krapp's Last Tape (2000 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama

6.1
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An old man listens to a tape of himself as a thirty-nine-year-old.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Star: John Hurt

Votes: 355

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

20. The Last Laugh (1924)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

8.1
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An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Votes: 10,244 | Gross: $0.09M

'Der letzte Mann'

'Masters of Cinema' version, including special features and 36-page booklet with writing by F.W. Murnau (director)

21. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 113,300 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

8.6
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 163,815

Series One boxset (donated by Dani Rabinowitz)

23. Made in U.S.A (1966)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.5
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Set in the near future, Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, László Szabó, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 2,931 | Gross: $0.08M

Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry'

24. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 128,049 | Gross: $0.03M

'Masters of Cinema' edition - 2-disc boxset including special features (original German intertitles; original 1927 orchestral score etc.) and 28-page booklet with extensive restoration notes and an essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

25. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 75,382

'Masters of Cinema' edition - 2-discs + 80-page booklet containing articles on th film, a newly translated archival piece on vampires and more

26. Not I (2000)

14 min | Short

6.5
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A young woman sits down in a chair. Only her mouth is visible as she begins to speak at a rapid clip, describing events that she insists did not really happen to her.

Director: Neil Jordan | Star: Julianne Moore

Votes: 269

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

27. Ohio Impromptu (2000 TV Short)

11 min | Short

7.5
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A reader tells a sad story to a listener, who only knocks in response.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Star: Jeremy Irons

Votes: 147

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

28. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

8.2
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98 Metascore

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 526,736 | Gross: $37.63M

29. Godard's Passion (1982)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making. While Solidarity takes on the Polish government, a Polish film director, Jerzy, is ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Votes: 1,924

Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry'

30. Rough for Theatre I (2000)

17 min | Short

7.5
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An old blind beggar and an old cripple in a wheelchair meet on a desolate street corner. The latter proposes that the two form an alliance, but the men are not destined to get along together.

Director: Kieron J. Walsh | Stars: Milo O'Shea, David Kelly

Votes: 81

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

31. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 171,797 | Gross: $7.27M

32. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 127,470

33. South Riding (1974)

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Dorothy Tutin, Hermione Baddeley, Nigel Davenport, Judi Bowker

Votes: 25

Based on the Winifred Holtby (Old Somervillian) novel

34. South Riding (2011– )

Drama

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In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, David Morrissey, Penelope Wilton, Katherine McGolpin

Votes: 1,289

Based on the Winifred Holtby (Old Somervillian) novel

35. The Student of Prague (1913)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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Balduin, a student of Prague, leaves his roystering companions in the beer garden, when he finds he has reached the end of his resources. He is scarcely seated in a quiet corner when a ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Wegener, Stellan Rye | Stars: Paul Wegener, Grete Berger, Lyda Salmonova, John Gottowt

Votes: 1,391

36. Taris (1931)

Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

6.7
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Jean Vigo films the talents of great swimming champion Jean Taris performing different acts. Vigo film technique allied with Taris swimming style are intertwined with grace and effect.

Director: Jean Vigo | Star: Jean Taris

Votes: 1,654

Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition

37. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

8.0
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85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 70,641 | Gross: $1.32M

38. Three Colors: White (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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88 Metascore

After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr

Votes: 50,300 | Gross: $1.46M

39. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 71,096 | Gross: $4.04M

40. Going Places (1974)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 6,831

41. Volver (I) (2006)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo

Votes: 83,475 | Gross: $12.90M

42. Waiting for Godot (2001)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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Two tramps wait for a man named Godot, but instead meet a pompous man and his stooped-over slave.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Barry McGovern, Johnny Murphy, Alan Stanford, Stephen Brennan

Votes: 982

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

Box also includes 'Beckett on film: souvenir book from the Beckett on film project'

43. War and Peace (1966)

Unrated | 427 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife. Finds acceptance of her death and eventually his chance of true love. A spoiled, ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 5,135

Special 5-disc boxset

44. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 50,997

Seasons 1-7 stored in glass fronted cabinet

45. What Where (2000)

13 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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There are five survivors in a futuristic library. Bam is their supreme dictator, and has the others interrogated and tortured, believing them to have said where. What Bam means is unclear, but he distrusts all.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: Sean McGinley, Gary Lewis

Votes: 126

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

46. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado

Votes: 99,395 | Gross: $13.62M

47. Zero for Conduct (1933)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre, Du Verron

Votes: 6,276

Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition

48. Come and Go (2000 TV Short)

8 min | Short

6.5
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Director: John Crowley | Stars: Paola Dionisotti, Anna Massey, Siân Phillips

Votes: 91

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset

49. Act Without Words I (2000 TV Short)

16 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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A hot, thirsty man in the desert is tormented when the things he needs drop from the sky only to disappear again or hover out of his reach.

Director: Karel Reisz | Star: Sean Foley

Votes: 108

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

50. Happy Days (2000 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama

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A middle-aged woman, half-buried in the earth, chatters away to a taciturn man, who lives in a hole behind her. Later, she is buried up to her neck, and the man does not seem to be about.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Rosaleen Linehan, Richard Johnson

Votes: 101

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

51. Catastrophe (2000)

6 min | Short

6.5
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A stage director and his female assistant find the blackest protagonist possible, then make him up as white as possible, to create the titular character.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Harold Pinter, Rebecca Pidgeon, John Gielgud

Votes: 179

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

52. Rough for Theatre II (2000)

29 min | Short

7.1
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Two bureaucrats discuss the potential suicide of a man standing perfectly still in front of a door that opens into the night sky and a fatal drop.

Director: Katie Mitchell | Stars: Timothy Spall, Jim Norton, Hugh B. O'Brien

Votes: 67

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

53. Breath (2001)

2 min | Short

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The camera swoops down on a circular area, seemingly suspended in space. It is filled with medical waste and other trash. A labored exhalation is heard. Then it stops. Then it starts again, culminating in a windy, dying sigh.

Director: Damien Hirst | Star: Keith Allen

Votes: 119

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset

54. That Time (2000)

20 min | Drama, Short

6.2
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The disembodied head of an old man with long white hair listens to three of his own voices: that of maturity, youth and old age.

Director: Charles Garrad | Star: Niall Buggy

Votes: 51

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset

55. Endgame (2000 TV Movie)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Hamm is blind and unable to stand; Clov, his servant, is unable to sit; Nagg and Nell are his father and mother, who are legless and live in dustbins. Together they live in a room with two windows, but there may be nothing at all outside.

Director: Conor McPherson | Stars: Michael Gambon, David Thewlis, Jean Anderson, Charles Simon

Votes: 226

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

56. Act Without Words II (2001 TV Short)

11 min | Short

6.3
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On a strip of film exist a pile of clothes and two men in bags. The two men conduct their lives in isolation of each other: when one is awake, the other is asleep in his bag.

Director: Enda Hughes | Stars: Pat Kinevane, Marcello Magni

Votes: 88

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

57. A Piece of Monologue (2001 TV Short)

20 min | Short

6.8
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As the rain patters outside, an old man talks to himself about birth, death, funerals, lamps, missing pictures and "loved ones" - a term he perpetually avoids using.

Director: Robin Lefevre | Star: Stephen Brennan

Votes: 57

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58. Play (2001)

16 min | Drama, Short, Fantasy

7.7
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The land is filled with people in urns chattering at top speed, but only to themselves, not to one another. The focus goes to three people: a man, his mistress and his wife.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Alan Rickman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliet Stevenson, Ray Donn

Votes: 564

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

59. Rockaby (2000 TV Short)

14 min | Short

6.5
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An old woman in a rocking chair listens to a disembodied voice (her own) that recounts her life and that of her mother's. When the voice stops, she calls for more.

Director: Richard Eyre | Star: Penelope Wilton

Votes: 68

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

60. Chuck (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Vik Sahay

Votes: 115,302

Seasons 1 and 2 (donated by Dani Rabinowitz)

61. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sport

7.7
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A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

Votes: 6,440

From History Special Subject reading list

62. Alfie (1966)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster

Votes: 11,546 | Gross: $18.87M

From History Special Subject reading list

63. Zulu (1964)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth

Votes: 31,501

From History Special Subject reading list

64. Carry on Camping (1969)

R | 88 min | Comedy

6.6
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Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 3,815

From History Special Subject reading list

65. Sapphire (1959)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The murder of a young woman in London exposes deep racial tensions and prejudices inherent in the area.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Paul Massie

Votes: 889

From History Special Subject reading list

66. The Edge of the World (1937)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie, Eric Berry

Votes: 1,393

From History Special Subject reading list

67. Victim (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 3,973

From History Special Subject reading list

68. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 106,379 | Gross: $22.00M

From History Special Subject reading list

69. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 4,142

From History Special Subject reading list

70. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 30,233

Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection

71. Passport to Pimlico (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

7.2
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Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Barbara Murray, Paul Dupuis

Votes: 3,264

Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection

From History Special Subject reading list

72. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 10,546

Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection

From History Special Subject reading list

73. The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough

Votes: 7,316 | Gross: $0.01M

Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection

74. The Ladykillers (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 22,592

Part of The Best of Ealing Studios Collection

75. Industrial Britain (1931)

21 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Star: Donald Calthrop

Votes: 112

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

76. Shipyard (1935)

24 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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The building and launch of an ocean liner.

Director: Paul Rotha

Votes: 56

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

77. Workers and Jobs (1935)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Arthur Elton

Votes: 10

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

78. Housing Problems (1935)

16 min | Short, Documentary

6.4
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Slum conditions, slum clearance, bright new public housing.

Directors: Edgar Anstey, Arthur Elton | Stars: Councillor Lauder, Mr. Norwood, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Graves

Votes: 234

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

79. Children at School (1937)

23 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Director: Basil Wright | Star: H. Wilson Harris

Votes: 8

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

80. Farewell Topsails (1937)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Director: Humphrey Jennings

Votes: 45

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

81. To-Day We Live: A Film of Life in Britain (1937)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Ralph Bond, Ruby Grierson | Star: Howard Marshall

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

82. Eastern Valley (1937)

16 min | Short

6.3
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Directors: Donald Alexander, Paul Rotha

Votes: 6

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

83. People of Britain (1936)

3 min | Short

6.4
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Director: Paul Rotha

Votes: 5

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

84. If War Should Come (1939)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Star: Jack Livesey

Votes: 17

On Disc One of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

85. Britain at Bay (1940)

7 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Britons rally together to defend the island against the Nazis who were occupying neighbouring countries.

Star: J.B. Priestley

Votes: 19

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

86. Transfer of Skill (1940)

Short, Documentary

7.4
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The application of peace-time skills to war production.

Director: Geoffrey Bell

Votes: 11

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

87. They Also Serve (1940)

10 min | Documentary

6.6
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A drama/documentary in which a matronly housewife performs various low-key good deeds to help keep her family and neighbours (and hence by extension her country) running during the war.

Director: Ruby Grierson

Votes: 22

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

88. Tomorrow Is Theirs (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Director: James Carr | Star: Joseph Macleod

Votes: 7

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

89. Words for Battle (1941)

8 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.8
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Poetry by Rudyard Kipling, John Milton, and William Blake, and excerpts from speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, all read by Laurence Olivier, illuminate documentary footage ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Winston Churchill, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 184

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

90. Ordinary People (1942)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Documentary about an average day during the Blitz.

Directors: J.B. Holmes, Jack Lee

Votes: 14

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

91. Five and Under (1941)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Childcare for working women during the Second World War.

Director: Donald Alexander | Star: Beatrix Lehmann

Votes: 14

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

92. Night Shift (I) (1942)

14 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Documentary short film depicting the work in a British armaments plant in which the night shift consists of women workers.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Danny Kaye, Kate Smith

Votes: 20

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

93. The Countrywomen (1941)

14 min | Short

6.6
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World War II propaganda film that shows the war-time agricultural work of women from the Women's Institute.

Director: John Page

Votes: 7

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

94. Summer on the Farm (1943)

12 min | Short

7.0
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Director: Ralph Keene

Votes: 6

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

95. Listen to Britain (1942)

Not Rated | 20 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration.

Directors: Humphrey Jennings, Stewart McAllister | Stars: Leonard Brockington, Joseph Macleod, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen

Votes: 1,264

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

96. Builders (1942)

8 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: Pat Jackson

Votes: 6

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

97. Words and Actions (1943)

15 min | Short

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Director: Max Anderson

Votes: 5

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

98. A Diary for Timothy (1945)

40 min | Short, Documentary

7.1
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This brief documentary-style film presents the status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World War by means of a visual diary for a baby boy born in September, 1944. Narration ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Myra Hess, John Gielgud, Frederick Allen

Votes: 541

On Disc Two of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

99. Land of Promise (1946)

67 min | Documentary

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Described as a 'film argument' about homes and houses, this film is in three parts showing houses as they were, houses as they are and houses as they might be.

Director: Paul Rotha | Stars: Frederick Allen, Elizabeth Cowell, Henry Hallatt, Herbert Lomas

Votes: 13

On Disc Three of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)

Plus 'The Balance', by the same director (Paul Rotha), from 1947, but which doesn't have a separate entry on IMDb

100. What a Life (1948)

12 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Two businessmen make a pact to end it all. After several failed attempts, something happens which changes their mind.

Director: Michael Law | Stars: Richard Massingham, Russell Waters, Arthur Brander, Ken Buckle

Votes: 8

On Disc Three of 'Land of Promise: The British Documentary Movement 1930-1950' (From History Special Subject reading list)