Academy Awards - Best Director

The Academy Award for Best Director is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry.

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  • The shape of water [Blu-ray]

    The shape of water2018

    Summary: An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA SHAPE

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The shape of water [DVD]

    The shape of water2018

    Summary: An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA SHAPE

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • La La Land [Blu-ray]

    La La Land2017

    Summary: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU MUSICAL LA

    Location: Blu-rays Musical

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • La La Land [DVD]

    La La Land2017

    Summary: A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD MUSICAL LA

    Location: DVDs Musical

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Gravity [DVD]

    Gravity2014

    Summary: Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD ACT/ADV GRAVITY

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The revenant [Blu-ray]

    The revenant2016

    Summary: Inspired by true events, an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU ACT/ADV REVENANT

    Location: Blu-rays Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • How green was my valley [DVD]

    How green was my valley2002

    Summary: A man looks back on his life as a boy in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of his closely knit family while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC HOW

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Going my way [DVD]

    Going my way2007

    Summary: Father O'Malley is a young priest. He is new to an established but financially flailing parish. When his philosophies on how to relieve the parish's financial troubles come into conflict with those...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC GOING

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • From here to eternity [DVD]

    From here to eternity2001

    Summary: At an Army base in 1941 Hawaii, the lives of enlisted men and officers are troubled by spiteful commanders, sadistic military police, and forbidden love. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC FROM

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Marty [DVD]

    Marty2001

    Summary: 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 lonely schoolteacher with similar fears.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC MARTY

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tom Jones [DVD]

    Tom Jones2002

    Summary: The rollicking adventures of Tom Jones, as he romps across 18th century England. From bedrooms to rural inns to London's dangerous streets. Cast out from his home and forbidden his true love, Tom...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA TOM

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The sting [DVD]

    The sting2012

    Summary: A young con man teams up with a seasoned con man to win money from a criminal banker in 1930s Chicago.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY STiNG

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Terms of endearment [DVD]

    Terms of endearment2009

    Summary: Follows the rocky and passionate relationship between a mother and daughter from birth to death.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA TERMS

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Birdman [DVD] : or, (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)

    Birdman : or, (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)2015

    Summary: A black comedy story of an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY BIRDMAN

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Gravity [DVD]

    Gravity2014

    Summary: Watch a heart-pounding thriller that will draw viewers into the infinite and merciless realm of deep space. A brilliant medical engineer, Dr. Ryan Stone, is on her first shuttle mission, with veteran...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD ACT/ADV GRAVITY

    Location: Adult Displays - Checkout Desk Left

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Unforgiven [DVD]

    Unforgiven2007

    Summary: Bill Munny is who is a retired, once ruthless killer-turned-hog farmer is flat broke. He is a widower with two young children to tend to and feels he has no choice but accept on last bounty hunter...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN UNFORGIVEN

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Traffic [DVD]

    Traffic2001

    Summary: Presents a mix of interrelated stories: a Mexican policeman finds himself and his partner caught in an often deadly web of corruption; a pair of DEA agents work undercover in a sordid and dangerous...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA TRAFFIC

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Titanic [DVD]

    Titanic2005

    Summary: The story of a passionate romance aboard the doomed ocean liner Titanic, framed by an account of a present-day salvager's efforts to investigate the ruins of the ship.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD ACT/ADV TITANIC

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Slumdog millionaire [DVD]

    Slumdog millionaire2009

    Summary: 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...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA SLUMDOG

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The silence of the lambs [DVD]

    The silence of the lambs2007

    Summary: When FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer, she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, whose fascination with the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA SILENCE

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Schindler's list [DVD]

    Schindler's list2004

    Summary: The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA SCHINDLER'S

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Saving Private Ryan [DVD]

    Saving Private Ryan1999

    Summary: Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA SAVING

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rocky [DVD]

    Rocky2004

    Summary: Rocky Balboa, a club fighter seemingly going nowhere, gets his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner when fate puts him in the ring with the world heavyweight champion.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA ROCKY

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Reds [DVD]

    Reds2006

    Summary: The true story of the love affair of John Reed, American Communist, journalist and activist and Louise Bryant, writer and feminist.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA REDS

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rain man [DVD]

    Rain man2004

    Summary: 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 thinks should be his 3 million dollar...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA RAIN

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Platoon [DVD]

    Platoon2006

    Summary: Bonus features include all new interviews with Oliver Stone, over 10 minutes of never-before-seen deleted footage, interviews with Vietnam veterans, commentaries, documentaries, special collector's booklet and much more!

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA PLATOON

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The pianist [DVD]

    The pianist2002

    Summary: Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA PIANIST

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Patton [DVD]

    Patton2006

    Summary: A dramatization of the experiences of General George S. Patton during World War II.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA PATTON

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Out of Africa [DVD]

    Out of Africa2000

    Summary: The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who runs a coffee plantation in Kenya in 1914.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA OUT

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • One flew over the cuckoo's nest [DVD]

    One flew over the cuckoo's nest1997

    Summary: The story of a man whose rebelliousness pits him against the head nurse of a mental ward and the full spectrum of institutional repression.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA ONE

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • On the waterfront [DVD]

    On the waterfront2001

    Summary: An ex-fighter gets a job working on the gang-ridden waterfront under a crooked gangster boss.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC ON

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • No country for old men [DVD]

    No country for old men2008

    Summary: 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...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD ACT/ADV NO

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My fair lady [DVD]

    My fair lady1998

    Summary: A Cockney waif is transformed by a linguistics professor into an elegant lady.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD MUSICAL MY

    Location: DVDs Musical

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mrs. Miniver [DVD]

    Mrs. Miniver2004

    Summary: The story of a middle-class British family and their struggle to survive during WWII. Mrs. Miniver nobly tends her rose garden while her stalwart husband participates in the evacuation at Dunkirk....  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC MRS.

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Million dollar baby [DVD]

    Million dollar baby2005

    Summary: Frankie is a former boxing manager, who initially refuses to train Maggie due to her gender and age. With her talent and his coaching the spirited young fighter rises through the ranks of women's boxing, the pair form a touching bond in the process.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA MILLION

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Midnight cowboy [DVD]

    Midnight cowboy1998

    Summary: 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.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA MIDNIGHT

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lawrence of Arabia [DVD]

    Lawrence of Arabia2000

    Summary: Presents the story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC LAWRENCE

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The king's speech [DVD]

    The king's speech2011

    Summary: The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA KING'S

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • It happened one night [DVD]

    It happened one night1999

    Summary: A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC IT

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The hurt locker [DVD]

    The hurt locker2010

    Summary: US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA HURT

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details