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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 [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: 4 of 4 details

  • 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: 2 of 4 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: 2 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: 1 of 3 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

  • 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 STING -- COMEDY

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

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

    Birdman : or,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 BIRDMAN -- COMEDY

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    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 FROM -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 0 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 GRAVITY -- ACT/ADV

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    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 F PIA -- DRAMA

    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 F ON -- CLASSIC

    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 F KING'S -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Gandhi [DVD]

    Gandhi2007

    Summary: Follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a lawyer in South Africa to his role as India's spiritual leader by using his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest that helped end...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F GAN -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Cabaret [DVD]

    Cabaret2000

    Summary: Sally Bowles, an American cabaret singer in 1930s Berlin, becomes involved in the rise of the Nazi party.
  • 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 F ONE -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Gone with the wind [DVD] : Margaret Mitchell's story of the old South

    Gone with the wind : Margaret Mitchell's story of the old South1999

    Summary: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F GONE -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 0 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 HOW -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 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 F MID -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The best years of our lives [DVD]

    The best years of our lives2000

    Summary: 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...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F BES -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The graduate [DVD]

    The graduate2005

    Summary: A recent college graduate from an affluent family is seduced by the wife of his father's business partner, then subsequently falls in love with her daughter.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F GRA -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dances with wolves [DVD]

    Dances with wolves2004

    Summary: Sent to protect a U.S. outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar finds himself alone in the vast wilderness. Befriending the very people he's sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F DANCES -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    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 F MAR -- CLASSICS

    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 F TOM -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 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 GRAVITY -- ACT/ADV

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The bridge on the River Kwai [DVD]

    The bridge on the River Kwai2000

    Summary: 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.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F BRI -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    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 F LAW -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ben-Hur [DVD] : a tale of the Christ

    Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ2011

    Summary: "Judah Ben-Hur [is] a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ"--Container.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F BEN-HUR -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    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 F SAVING -- DRAMA

    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 F OUT -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • American beauty [DVD]

    American beauty2000

    Summary: An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F AME -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A beautiful mind [DVD]

    A beautiful mind2002

    Summary: 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...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F BEAUTIFUL -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 0 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 F PLA -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    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 TERMS -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    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 F GOING -- CLASSICS

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 0 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 F ROCKY -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The grapes of wrath [DVD]

    The grapes of wrath2004

    Summary: The story of the Joad family and their migration to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Depression.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F GRA -- CLASSIC

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The French connection [DVD]

    The French connection2005

    Summary: Detectives "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy Russo hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover the French connection.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD F FRE -- DRAMA

    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 F PAT -- DRAMA

    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 F SIL -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    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 F TRAFFIC -- DRAMA

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 0 of 1 details