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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  • All about Eve [DVD]

    All about Eve2002

    Summary: 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...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC ALL

    Location: DVDs Classics

    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 DRAMA AMERICAN

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Annie Hall [DVD]

    Annie Hall2005

    Summary: Woody Allen's semi-autobiographical portrait of his amorous, but ultimately mismatched, relationship with co-star Diane Keaton. Allen uses satire and comedy to portray this "nervous romance" for modern times.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY ANNIE

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The artist [DVD]

    The artist2012

    Summary: In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY ARTIST

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    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 DRAMA BEAUTIFUL

    Location: DVDs Drama

    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 CLASSIC BEN-HUR

    Location: DVDs Classics

    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 CLASSIC BEST

    Location: DVDs Classics

    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

  • Braveheart [DVD]

    Braveheart2000

    Summary: William Wallace is a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD ACT/ADV BRA

    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 CLASSIC BRIDGE

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Brokeback Mountain [DVD]

    Brokeback Mountain2006

    Summary: It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA BROKEBACK

    Location: Adult Displays - Near New Arrivals

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Casablanca [DVD]

    Casablanca1999

    Summary: In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA CASABLANCA

    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 DRAMA DANCES

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The deer hunter [DVD]

    The deer hunter1998

    Summary: 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.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA DEER

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The departed [DVD]

    The departed2007

    Summary: 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...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA DEPARTED

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The English patient [DVD]

    The English patient2004

    Summary: Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, a complicated WWII saga told in flashback sequences. Best Picture, Best Director-Anthony Minghella, and Best Supporting Actress-Juliette Binoche. Includes exclusive bonus material and special packaging.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA ENGLISH

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Forrest Gump [DVD]

    Forrest Gump2006

    Summary: Forrest Gump is not a "smart" man. But the young Alabaman with an IQ of 75 is a thoroughly decent man, who manages to become involved in every major event in American history. And he survives them...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY FORREST

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 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 DRAMA FRENCH

    Location: DVDs Drama

    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

  • 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 DRAMA GANDHI

    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 CLASSIC GOING

    Location: DVDs Classics

    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 CLASSIC GONE

    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 DRAMA GRADUATE

    Location: DVDs Drama

    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: DVDs Action/Adventure

    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 ACT/ADV GRAVITY

    Location: DVDs 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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: 3 of 3 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: 0 of 1 details

  • Life of Pi [Blu-ray]

    Life of Pi2013

    Summary: A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the last survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU ACT/ADV LIFE

    Location: Blu-rays Action/Adventure

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Life of Pi [DVD]

    Life of Pi2013

    Summary: A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the last survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD ACT/ADV LIFE

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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