Academy Award - Motion Picture

The Academy Awards are given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in multiple categories..

 
2009
The Hurt Locker
War is a drug. Nobody knows that better than Staff Sergeant James, head of an elite squad of soldiers tasked with disarming bombs in the heat of combat. To do this nerve-shredding job, it’s not enough to be the best: you have to thrive in a zone where the margin of error is zero, think as diabolically as a bomb-maker, and somehow survive with your body and soul intact. Powerfully realistic, action-packed, unrelenting and intense, The Hurt Locker has been hailed by critics as “an adrenaline-soaked tour de force” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) and “one of the great war movies.” (Richard Corliss, Time) Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. R
 
2008
Slumdog Millionaire
Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Dev Patel. R
 
2007
No Country for Old Men
Llewelyn Moss is a Vietnam vet who could use a break. One morning while hunting antelope, he spies several trucks surrounded by dead bodies. He decides to examine the site. He finds a case filled with $2 million and a truck loaded with heroin. Moss takes it with him, tells his wife he's going away for awhile, and hits the road until he can determine his next move. On his way from El Paso to the Mexican border, he discovers he's being followed by ex-special ops agent Chigurh. Chigurh's weapon of choice is a cattle gun, and he uses it on everyone who gets in his way. Just as Sheriff Bell, a World War II vet, is on Moss's trail, Chigurh's former colleague, Wells, is on his. Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen. Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem & Josh Brolin.Based on the book No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. R
 
2006
The Departed
In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate. Colin is rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, they each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.. Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, & Jack Nicholson. R
 
2005
Crash
A car accident brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles. Crash takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Directed by Paul Haggis.  Starring Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, & Matt Dillon. R
 
2004
Million Dollar Baby
"I don't train girls," trainer Frankie Dunn growls. But something's different about the spirited boxing hopeful who shows up daily at Dunn's gym. All she wants is a fighting chance.  Directed by Clint Eastwood.  Starring Hillary Swank, Clint Eastwood, & Morgan Freeman. Based on Rope Burns by F.X. Toole. PG-13
 
2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Frodo makes his way through the darkness to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Aragon learns of his destiny as the true King and the others prepare for a massive battle that will determine the fate of Middle-Earth. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Elija Wood & Viggo Mortensen. Based on the book The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. PG-13

2002

Chicago
At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find themselves on Chicago 's famed Murderess Row. They also share Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends. Directed by Rob Marshall.  Starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, & Richard Gere. PG-13

2001

A Beautiful Mind
Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize.  Directed by Ron Howard.  Starring Russell Crowe & Ed Harris. Based on the book A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar. PG-13

2000

Gladiator
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.  Directed by Ridley Scott.  Starring Russell Crowe & Joaquin Phoenix. R

1999

American Beauty
Lester and Carolyn Burnham are, on the outside, a perfect husband and wife in a perfect house in a perfect neighborhood. But inside Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughter's friends.  Directed by Sam Mendes.  Starring Kevin Spacey & Annette Bening. R

1998

Shakespeare In Love
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. There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love : not only is she promised to marry someone else, she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production. Directed by John Madden.  Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, & Joseph Fiennes. R

1997

Titanic
Fictional romantic tale of a rich girl and a poor boy who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic . Directed by James Cameron.  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet. PG-13

1996

The English Patient
During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The American allies care for him and the dangerous secrets from his past come to light.  Directed by Anthony Minghella.  Starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, & Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on the book The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. R

1995

Braveheart
William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule. Directed by & starring Mel Gibson. R

1994

Forrest Gump
Through three turbulent decades, Forrest rides a tide of events that whisks him from physical disability to football stardom, from Vietnam hero to shrimp tycoon, from White House honors to the arms of his one true love. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, & Gary Sinise. Based on the book Forrest Gump by Winston Groom. PG-13

1993

Schindler's List
Oskar Schindler uses Jews to start a factory in Poland during the war. He witnesses the horrors endured by the Jews, and starts to save them. Directed by Stephen Spielberg. Starring Liam Neeson & Ben Kingsley. Based on the book Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally. R

1992

Unforgiven
An ex-gunslinger is drawn back into his murderous past when a bounty is put out to avenge an attack on a frontier town prostitute. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, & Richard Harris. R

1991

The Silence of the Lambs
FBI agent Clarice Starling is sent to interview imprisoned killer Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter. She hopes he might reveal information about another crazed killer known only as "Buffalo Bill," who is abducting young women, starving them, and then killing them. Lecter's brilliant mind is intrigued by the beautiful Starling, and he begins giving her mystifying clues which could be helpful or merely a game. The terror builds as "Buffalo Bill" grabs another victim and the countdown to death begins again. Finding the madman means Starling must get inside Lecter's mind. To stop the killer, she must enter a terrifying race against death. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Starring Jodie Foster & Anthony Hopkins. Based on the book Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. R

1990

Dances with Wolves
Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an abandoned fort, where a Sioux tribe is his only neighbor. Directed by Kevin Costner. Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, & Graham Greene. Based on the book Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake. PG-13

1989

Driving Miss Daisy
A joyous comedy about a head-strong southern lady and her ever-patient chauffeur. Directed by Bruce Beresford.  Starring Morgan Freeman & Jessica Tandy. Based on the play Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry. PG

1988

Rain Man
A callous young hustler living in California finds his father has died and left him only rose bushes and a '49 Buick convertible. Feeling cheated out of what he considers a three million dollar inheritance, he is in for an even bigger surprise - a brother he never knew he had. Directed by Barry Levinson.  Starring Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise. R
 

1987

The Last Emperor
The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become "Lord of 10,000 Years," China's last emperor.  Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.  Starring John Lone & Joan Chen. PG-13

1986

Platoon
A gritty and emotional look at the lives of a platoon of American soldiers as they patrol, fight and die in the jungles of Vietnam, as seen through the eyes of a young recruit. Two veteran sergeants clash when one of them precipitates a massacre of villagers. The first movie in Vietnam veteran Oliver Stone 's Vietnam trilogy. Directed by Oliver Stone. Starring Tom Beringer, Willem Dafoe, & Charlie Sheen. R

1985

Out of Africa
The fascinating true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who, with her philandering husband, runs a coffee plantation in Kenya, circa 1914. To her astonishment, she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, its people and a mysterious white hunter. This is a masterfully crafted, breathtakingly produced story of love and loss. Directed by Sydney Pollack.  Starring Meryl Streep & Robert Redford. Based, in part, the book Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. PG

1984

Amadeus
It's 1781 and Antonio Salieri is the competent court composer to Emperor Joseph II. When Mozart arrives at court, Salieri is horrified to discover that the godlike musical gifts he desires for himself have been bestowed on a bawdy, impish jokester. Maddened by envy, he plots to destroy Mozart by any means he can employ. Perhaps even murder. Did Salieri silence one of the world's true musical geniuses? The mystery - and the music - remain. Directed by Milos Forman. Starring F. Murray Abraham & Tom Hulce. Based on the play Amadeus by Peter Shaffer. PG

1983

Terms of Endearment
A comedy-drama about the evolving 30+ year relationship between a mother and daughter. Directed by James L. Brooks.  Starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, & Jack Nicholson. Based on the book Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry. PG

1982

Gandhi
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890s and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British.  Directed by Richard Attenborough.  Starring Ben Kingsley. PG

1981

Chariots of Fire
The true story of Harold Abrahams, Eric Liddell, and the team of athletic competitors who brought victory to Britain in the 1924 Olympics. Directed by Hugh Hudon.  Starring Ben Cross & Ian Charleson. PG

1980

Ordinary People
The "ordinary" existence of an upper middle class family is shattered with the death of the older son and the struggle of the younger son against guilt and suicide.  Directed by Robert Redford.  Starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, & Timothy Hutton. Based on the book Ordinary People by Judith Guest. R

1979

Kramer vs. Kramer
When his wife walks out, Ted Kramer and his six-year-old son have a chance to really get to know each other. Then Ted's wife returns and she wants her son back. Directed by Robert Benton.  Starring Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep. Based on the book by Avery Corman. PG

1978

The Deer Hunter
Tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the coal hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. It is a drama of friendship and courage and of what happens to these qualities under stress. Directed by Michael Cimino. Starring Robert De Niro. R

1977

Annie Hall
Romantic adventures of neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer and his equally neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton. PG

1976

Rocky
Rocky Balboa, the underdog, gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown and comes out a winner. Directed by John G. Avildsen. Starring Sylvester Stallone & Talie Shire. PG

1975

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Tells the adventures of a free-spirited mental ward inmate whose rebelliousness pits him against the repressive head nurse, and whose charm wins him the loyalty of his fellow inmates. Directed by Milos Forman. Starring Jack Nicholson. Based on the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. R

1974

The Godfather Part II
The rise of gangster Vito Corleone in the early 20th century and the ascendancy of his son Michael in the 1960s and 70s. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Al Pacino. Based on the book The Godfather by Mario Puzo. R

1973

The Sting
Set in 1930's Chicago, this story deals with two con men who seek revenge on a big-time gangster who was responsible for the murder of their friend.  Directed by George Roy Hill.  Starring Paul Newman & Robert Redford. PG
 

1972

The Godfather
A chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando & Al Pacino. Based on the book The Godfather by Mario Puzo. R
 

1971

The French Connection
New York City detectives "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy Russo hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover the French connection . But when one of the criminals tries to kill Doyle, he begins a deadly pursuit that takes him far outside the city limits. Directed by William Friedkin. Starring Gene Hackman. Based on the book by Robin Moore. R
 

1970

Patton
Story of General Patton in World War II, whose military brilliance was balanced by his inability to deal with the social and political aspects of war, causing him difficulties in his dealings with the War Department. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. Starring George C. Scott & Karl Malden. Based on the factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and  A Soldier's Story by Omar Bradley. PG

1969

Midnight Cowboy
A Texas " cowboy " takes a bus to New York in search of lonely, rich women who will pay for his sexual services, but spends a hard winter helping a con man. Directed by John Schlesinger. Starring Dustin Hoffman & Jon Voight. Based on the book Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy. R

1968

Oliver!
A young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But Oliver is not content to be a thief for he knows that life holds great joys and true happiness cannot be stolen but must be earned.  Directed by Carol Reed. Starring Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, & Mark Lester. Based on The Adventures of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. G

1967

In the Heat of the Night
A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder.  Directed by Norman Jewison.  Starring Sidney Poitier & Rod Steiger. Based on the book by John Ball. NR
 

1966

A Man for All Seasons
About the oppostition of Sir Thomas More to the divorce of King Henry VIII and the events which led to More's execution. Directed by Fred Zinnemann.  Starring Paul Scofield. Based on the play A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt. NR
 

1965

The Sound of Music
Maria is a spirited young woman who leaves the convent and becomes a governess to the seven unruly children of Captain von Trapp. Maria's warmth, charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family. Directed by Robert Wise. Starring Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer. NR

1964

My Fair Lady
The engaging tale of a Cockney flower girl being transformed by Professsor Henry Higgins into the belle of British society. Directed by George Cukor. Starring Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison. Based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. NR

1963

Tom Jones
Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison!  Directed by Tony Richardson.  Starring Albert Finney. Based on the book The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding. NR

1962

Lawrence of Arabia
The story of T.E. Lawrence , assigned to Arabia during World War I. Lawrence courageously unites the warring Arab factions into a strong guerrilla front and leads them to brilliant victories in treacherous desert battlefields where they eventually defeat the ruling Turkish Empire. Directed by David Lean. Starring Peter O'Toole. Based on the book Seven Pillars of Wisdom: a Triumph by T. E. Lawrence. NR

1961

West Side Story
This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets. Directed by Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, & Rita Moreno. NR

1960

The Apartment
An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine. NR

1959

Ben-Hur
Judah Ben -Hur is a Jewish nobleman in Palestine. His heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, a bold escape from an embattled slave gallery, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arean chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Charlton Heston. Based on the book Ben-Hur: a Tale of Christ by Lew Wallace. NR

1958

Gigi
A musical set in Paris in which a girl trained as a high society courtesan falls in love with a rich and handsome boulevardier.  Directed by Vincente Minnelli.  Starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, & Louis Jourdan. Based on the book Gigi by Colette. NR

1957

The Bridge on the River Kwai
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy. Directed by David Lean. Starring William Holden & Alec Guinness. Based on the book by Peter Boulle. NR

1956

Around the World in 80 Days
When Phileas Fogg is challenged to prove his contention that a man can go around the world in 80 days , he bets his entire fortune and leaves with a new butler on a world tour. This Victorian adventure has a kicker, however. The Bank of England has been robbed. Is this Fogg's way of avoiding arrest? The detective following him believes so, and his butler is becoming unsure. Directed by Michael Anderson.  Starring David Niven. Based on the book Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. NR

1955

Marty
Marty is the story of a 34-year-old Bronx butcher who fears that he will never find love, but at a Saturday night dance he meets a girl with similar fears.  Directed by Delbert Mann.  Starring Ernest Borgnine. NR

1954

On the Waterfront
Ex-fighter Terry Malloy could have been a contender but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly on the gang-ridden waterfront . Terry is guilt-stricken, however, when he lures a rebellious worker to his death. But it takes the love of Edie Doyle, the dead man's sister, to show Terry how low he has fallen. And when the brutality hits even closer to home, Terry battles to crush Friendly's underworld empire. Directed by Elia Kazan. Starring Marlon Brando. NR

1953

From Here to Eternity
A powerful portrait of a peacetime military camp stationed in Hawaii just before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, & Donna Reed. Based on the book From Here to Eternity by James Jones. NR

1952

The Greatest Show on Earth
A splashy, colorful look at life under the big top that weaves the personal stories of the performers in with the spectacle and color of the circus, and includes an incredible train wreck.  Directed by Nelson DeMille.  Starring Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charleton Heston, & Dorothy Lamour. NR

1951

An American in Paris
Presents the romantic adventures of a carefree young artist in post-WWII Paris. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Starring Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron. NR
 

1950

All About Eve
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only a cynical drama critic sees through Eve , admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Starring Bette Davis. Based on the short story Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr. NR

1949

All the King's Men
A political demagogue governor of a southern state believes that every man has his price and that the end justifies the means. Inspired by the rise and fall of southern bigwig Huey P. Long, the infamous "Kingfish" who was Louisiana's governor and one-time senator.  Directed by Robert Rossen.  Starring Broderick Crawford & John Ireland. Based on the book All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. NR

1948

Hamlet
The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet , the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer. Directed by & Starring Laurence Olivier. Based on the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. NR

1947

Gentleman's Agreement
A writer who is assigned to do a magazine series on anti-Semitism decides to pose as a Jew, and soon discovers what it is like to be a victim of religious intolerance.  Directed by Elia Kazan.  Starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, & John Garfield. Based on the book Gentleman's Agreement by Laura Hobson. NR

1946

The Best Years of Our Lives
Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans of WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives . Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him, and sailor Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Myrna Loy & Fredric March. Based on the book by MacKinlay Kantor. NR

1945

The Lost Weekend
A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a three-day binge. This film gives an uncompromising look at the devestating effects of alcoholism. Directed by Billy Wilder.  Starring Ray Milland & Jane Wyman. Based on the book by Charles Jackson. NR

1944

Going My Way
When young Father O'Malley arrives to join the congregation at an old established church, things get complicated. St. Dominic's crusty old Father Fitzgibbon doesn't think much of O'Malley or his ideas. These two priests simply can't agree. But when O'Malley's fresh methods succeed in reaching out to the neighborhood's toughest kids the community starts to change. The neighborhood becomes dearer to their souls.  Directed by Leo McCarey.  Starring Bing Crosby & Barry Fitzgerald. NR

1943

Casablanca
"You must remember this ... ". For the sentimentalists among us, Casablanca is the great movie of all times: exotic locale, Nazi villains, a bitter-sweet love triangle, and the 1940's Warner Brothers stock company fighting World War II as it should have been fought-- "Play it, Sam." Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphry Bogart & Ingrid Bergman. NR

1942

Mrs. Miniver
A family in a small English town struggles the 1940 bombing of England by Germany. Directed by William Wyler.  Starring Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon. NR

1941

How Green Was My Valley
Sixty-year-old Huw Morhan looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. Directed by John Ford.  Starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, & Roddy McDowall. Based on the book How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn. NR

1940

Rebecca
A young bride is brought by her new husband to his manor house in England. There she finds that the memory of her husband's first wife haunts her, and she tries to discover the secret of that mysterious woman's death. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring Laurence Olivier & Joan Fontaine. Based on the book Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. NR

1939

Gone With the Wind
Set during the American Civil War, this story focuses on the lives and loves of Southerners during this period and the hardships they endured. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh. Based on the book Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. NR

1938

You Can't Take It With You
Comedy about the Sycamores, an eccentric family of free spirits, and the problems that arise when Alice, the one stable member, falls for her boss's son. Directed by Frank Capra.  Starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, & James Stewart. Based on the play You Can't Take It With You by George Kaufman & Moss Hart. NR
 

1937

The Life of Emile Zola
Explores the career of the novelist Emile Zola, whose relentless campaign to free the wrongly convicted Captain Dreyfus will forever shine as "a moment in the conscience of man." Directed by William Dieterle. Starring Paul Muni & Gale Sondergaard. Based on Zola and His Time by Matthew Josephson. NR
 

1936

The Great Ziegfeld
This motion picture follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld , famed producer of extravagant stage revues. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard.  Starring William Powell & Myrna Loy. NR
 

1935

Mutiny on the Bounty
The men serving on the ship HMS Bounty under the sadistic Captain Bligh, mutiny and take up residence on a small South Sea island. Directed by Frank Lloyd. Starring Charles Laughton & Clark Gable. NR

1934

It Happened One Night
Spoiled Ellie Andrews escapes from her millionaire father, who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York, Ellie gets involved with an out-of-work newsman, Peter Warner. When their bus breaks down, the bickering couple set off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition. Peter hopes to parlay the inside story of their adventures into a job. But complications fly when the runaway heiress and brash reporter fall in love. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert. Based on the short story Night Bus by Samuel Hopkins Adams. NR

1932-1933

Cavalcade
A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot.  Directed by Frank Lloyd.  Starring Diana Wynyard & Clive Brook. NR

1931-1932

Grand Hotel
The most expensive hotel in Berlin furnishes the background for gaiety and sorrow in a multi-layered story portrayed by an all-star cast. Immersed in their own concerns, five desperate guests remain oblivious to each other until the hand of fate draws them together and changes their lives forever. Directed by Edmund Goulding.  Starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, & Wallace Beery. NR
 

1930-1931

Cimarron
A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century. Directed by Wesley Ruggles. Starring Richard Dix & Irene Dunne. Based on the book Cimarron by Edna Ferber. NR

1929-1930

All Quiet on the Western Front
A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war. Directed by Lewis Milestone. Based on the book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. NR
 

1928-1929

The Broadway Melody
Anita Page and Bessie Love star as two sisters in love with the same man. Directed by Harry Beaumont. NR

1927-1928

Wings
The story of two men who have gone to war and the girl they both leave behind.  Directed by William Wellman.  Starring Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, & Richard Arlen. NR