Somerville Library's DVDs

by mtroper | created - 29 Jun 2011 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Here is an up to date listing of all the titles Somerville College Library currently has available for loan to members

This list includes both the JCR DVD Library and DVDs already owned or bought by the Library

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1. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 77,750 | Gross: $8.26M

2. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 19,297 | Gross: $0.05M

Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry'

3. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 620,684 | Gross: $33.23M

4. À propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,181

Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition

5. L'Atalante (1934)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon, Gilles Margaritis

Votes: 12,085

Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition

6. Bad Education (2004)

NC-17 | 106 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Javier Cámara, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 49,743 | Gross: $5.21M

7. Breathless (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 60,910 | Gross: $0.34M

Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry'

8. Casque d'Or (1952)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie, aka "Casque d'Or" (Golden Helmet) meets Manda, a carpenter. Her man Roland belongs ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 4,026

9. I cento passi (2000)

114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 4,419

Under Italian title "I Cento Passi"

10. Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film (2003 Video)

52 min | Documentary

Follows the "Beckett on Film" project, which produced film adaptations of Samuel Beckett's nineteen plays.

Director: Pearse Lehane | Stars: Stephen Brennan, Michael Colgan, John Crowley, Paola Dionisotti

Votes: 91

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset

11. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History

79 Metascore

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 19,888 | Gross: $15.14M

12. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 56,042 | Gross: $19.52M

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset

14. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 86,817

'Les 400 coups' [French title on case]

Part of a Truffaut boxset, also containing 'Stolen Kisses', 'Bed and Board' and 'L'amour en fuite' (which appear as separate entries on this list), and two film shorts: 'Les mistons' and 'Antoine et Colette'

15. Stolen Kisses (1968)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 9,795

'Baiser volés' [French title on case]

Part of Truffaut boxset listed under 'The 400 Blows' above

16. Bed & Board (1970)

GP | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers, and Christine is pregnant and gives ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Hiroko Berghauer, Barbara Laage

Votes: 6,560

'Domicile conjugal'

Part of Truffaut boxset listed under 'The 400 Blows' above

17. Love on the Run (1979)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier, Dani

Votes: 4,927

Part of Truffaut boxset listed under 'The 400 Blows' above

18. La Haine (1995)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili

Votes: 125,232 | Gross: $0.31M

We have two copies of this, one of which is kept as a spare in the Library Office

19. Krapp's Last Tape (2000 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama

An old man listens to a tape of himself as a thirty-nine-year-old.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Star: John Hurt

Votes: 355

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

20. The Last Laugh (1924)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Votes: 10,484 | Gross: $0.09M

'Der letzte Mann'

'Masters of Cinema' version, including special features and 36-page booklet with writing by F.W. Murnau (director)

21. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 119,669 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 168,751

Series One boxset (donated by Dani Rabinowitz)

23. Made in U.S.A (1966)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

In the near future, leftist writer Paula goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, László Szabó, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 2,983 | Gross: $0.08M

Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry'

24. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 134,785 | Gross: $0.03M

'Masters of Cinema' edition - 2-disc boxset including special features (original German intertitles; original 1927 orchestral score etc.) and 28-page booklet with extensive restoration notes and an essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

25. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 77,003

'Masters of Cinema' edition - 2-discs + 80-page booklet containing articles on th film, a newly translated archival piece on vampires and more

26. Not I (2000)

14 min | Short

A young woman sits down in a chair. Only her mouth is visible as she begins to speak at a rapid clip, describing events that she insists did not really happen to her.

Director: Neil Jordan | Star: Julianne Moore

Votes: 272

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

27. Ohio Impromptu (2000 TV Short)

11 min | Short

A reader tells a sad story to a listener, who only knocks in response.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Star: Jeremy Irons

Votes: 147

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

28. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

98 Metascore

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 544,715 | Gross: $37.63M

29. Godard's Passion (1982)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

A film director has an inspirational crisis while working on the production, Passion, and struggles with the nature of work and art.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Votes: 1,975

Part of Godard boxset entitled 'Godard encore'

The fifth disc is titled 'Godard encore' and contains 'The dinosaur & the baby', 'Jean-Luc as seen by Luc' and 'Godard, love, poetry'

30. Rough for Theatre I (2000)

17 min | Short

An old blind beggar and an old cripple in a wheelchair meet on a desolate street corner. The latter proposes that the two form an alliance, but the men are not destined to get along together.

Director: Kieron J. Walsh | Stars: Milo O'Shea, David Kelly

Votes: 81

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

31. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 174,014 | Gross: $7.27M

32. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 134,488

Based on the Winifred Holtby (Old Somervillian) novel

34. South Riding (2011– )

Drama

In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, David Morrissey, Penelope Wilton, Katherine McGolpin

Votes: 1,304

Based on the Winifred Holtby (Old Somervillian) novel

35. The Student of Prague (1913)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Balduin, a student of Prague, leaves his roystering companions in the beer garden, when he finds he has reached the end of his resources. He is scarcely seated in a quiet corner when a ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Wegener, Stellan Rye | Stars: Paul Wegener, Grete Berger, Lyda Salmonova, John Gottowt

Votes: 1,443

36. Taris (1931)

Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

Jean Vigo films the talents of great swimming champion Jean Taris performing different acts. Vigo film technique allied with Taris swimming style are intertwined with grace and effect.

Director: Jean Vigo | Star: Jean Taris

Votes: 1,711

Part of 'The Complete Jean Vigo' 2-disc special collectors' edition

37. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 73,053 | Gross: $1.32M

38. Three Colors: White (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr

Votes: 52,012 | Gross: $1.46M

39. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 74,981 | Gross: $4.04M

40. Going Places (1974)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 7,001

41. Volver (I) (2006)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo

Votes: 84,926 | Gross: $12.90M

42. Waiting for Godot (2001)

120 min | Drama

Two tramps wait for a man named Godot, but instead meet a pompous man and his stooped-over slave.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Barry McGovern, Johnny Murphy, Alan Stanford, Stephen Brennan

Votes: 1,016

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

Box also includes 'Beckett on film: souvenir book from the Beckett on film project'

43. War and Peace (1966)

Unrated | 427 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife. Finds acceptance of her death and eventually his chance of true love. A spoiled, ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 5,235

Special 5-disc boxset

44. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 52,712

Seasons 1-7 stored in glass fronted cabinet

45. What Where (2000)

13 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

There are five survivors in a futuristic library. Bam is their supreme dictator, and has the others interrogated and tortured, believing them to have said where. What Bam means is unclear, but he distrusts all.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: Sean McGinley, Gary Lewis

Votes: 125

Part of 'Beckett on Film' boxset (pictured)

46. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado

Votes: 101,515 | Gross: $13.62M

47. Zero for Conduct (1933)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama