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Movies Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people who are interested in movies and film history.

World Wide Web Resources

All Movie Guide

“Only able to remember a few details about a film? This site offers a cross-referenced index which allows you to search more than 200,000 feature films and documentaries using an unlimited combination of features or criteria, making it easy to find the film you are looking for even if you can only remember a few things about it. The searchable database includes reviews, information on cast and crew, and the film's availability on video and DVD. It also provides essays about film and a glossary of film terms.”

American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies

"This is the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies, selected by AFI's blue-ribbon panel of more than 1,500 leaders of the American movie community. Click on movie titles to find out more" about each film.”

Film 100

List of the 100 "most influential people in the history of the movies".

Film Experts

"There are those of us who like to see films, discuss them and even take it one step further by studying them....And then there are those individuals who wish to take on the task of producing them. With this in mind REA Film has established a team of U.S. and International film experts who wish to share their expertise by answering your questions ranging from the history of film to the workings of the motion picture industry. " Also features a best film site of the week.

The Internet Movie Database

“Aka Cardiff's Movie Database Browser, this searchable database contains information on individual films, actors, directors, composers, and genres. Also has a special section on Academy Award winners and nominees.”

Motion Picture Association of America

“Find information about the MPAA, the history and explanation of the movie ratings system used in the United States and related issues here. The site includes a searchable database to find the rating of a specific movie.”

Print Resources


Cinema : year by year 1894-2005 / editor in chief, Robyn Karney London ; New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley, c2005. Call # R 791.4309 CI

International dictionary of films and filmmakers / editor, Nicholas Thomas Chicago, IL : St. James Press, c1990-1994. Call # R 791.43 INT

Magill's cinema annual Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Salem Press, c1982. Call # R 791.43 MA

Thomson, David The new biographical dictionary of film New York, NY : Knopf, c2002. Call # R 791.43 THO

Non Fiction

1001 movies you must see before you die / general editor, Steven Jay Schneider Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c2011. Call # 791.4375 ON

Armstrong, Richard The rough guide to film New York, NY : Rough Guides, c2007. Call # 791.4302 RO

Barrett, Colin Digitalvideo for beginners : a step - by - step guide to making great home movies New York, NY : Lark Books, c2005. Call # 778.59 BA

Bergan, Ronald Film New York, NY : DK Pub., c2006. Call # 791.43 BE

Briggs, Joe Bob Profoundly disturbing shocking movies that changed history New York, NY : Universe Pub., c2003. Call # 791.43 BR

Burr, Ty The best old movies for families : a guide to watching together New York, NY : Anchor Books, c2007. Call # 791.43 BU

Ebert, Roger The great movies [I,II, and III] New York, NY : Broadway Books, c2003, c2002. Call # 791.43 EB

Garant, Robert Ben and Lennon, Thomas Writing movies for fun and profit! : how we made a billion dollars at the box office and you can, too! New York, NY : Touchstone, c2011. Call # 808.23 GA

Halliwell's the movies that matter : from Bogart to Bond and all the latest film releases, editor, David Gritten London : Harper Collins, c2008. Call # 791.4375 HA

Halliwell's who's who in the movies New York, NY : HarperPerennial, c1999. Call # 791.43 HA

Knight, Tim Great kisses...and famous lines right out of the movies New York, NY : Harper Entertainment, c2008. Call # 791.4375 KN

Landis, John Monsters in the movies : 100 years of cinematic nightmares New York, NY : DK Pub., c2011. Call # 791.4361 LA

Maltin, Leonard Leonard Maltin's movie  and video guide New York, NY : Penguin Books USA, Inc., c1992. Call # 791.43 MAL

Nichols, Peter M. Children's movies : a critic's guide to the best films available on video and DVD New York, NY : Times Books, c2003. Call # 791.43 NI

O'Connor, Mimi Reel culture : 50 classic movies you should know about (so you can impress your friends) San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, c2009. Call # YA 791.4375 OC

Osborne, Robert  75 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards New York, NY : Abbeville Press, c2003. Call # 791.43 OS

Peske, Nancy K. and West, Beverly Cinematherapy : the girl's guide to movies for every mood New York, NY : Dell Trade Paperback, c1999. Call # 016.79 PE

Science - Fiction classics : the stories that morphed into movies New York, NY : TV Books, c1999. Call # 813 SC

Suber, Hower The power of film Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions,  c2006. Call # 791.43 SU

Thomson, David The big screen : the story of the movies New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2012. Call # 791.4309 TH

Thomson, David The whole equation : a history of Hollywood New York, NY : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c2005, c2004. Call # 384.8 TH

VideoHound's golden movie retriever Detroit, MI : Visible Ink, c1991. Call # 791.43 VI

The Village voice film guide : 50 years of movies from classics to cult hits / edited by Dennis Lim Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley & Sons, c2007. Call # 791.4375 VI


Entertainment Weekly

Educational Videos

This film is not yet rated [videorecording] / IFC presents in association with Netflix and BBC ; a Chain Camera production ; produced by Eddie Schmidt ; directed by Kirby Dick  Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Entertainment, [c2007]. Call # DVD 791.43 THI

Moguls & movie stars [videorecording] : a history of hollywood Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2011. Call # DVD 791.4309 MO

Recommended E - Books

VideoHound's golden movie retriever [electronic resource] Detroit, MI : Gale, c2008.

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