SHHHH! Movies that feature libraries or librarians.

by Mike_Noga | created - 01 Jun 2016 | updated - 11 Dec 2016 | Public

Evelyn: "Look, I... I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O'Connell, but I am proud of what I am."

Rick: "And what is that?"

Evelyn: "I... am a librarian."

from The Mummy (1999)

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1. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life.

Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Votes: 5,080

2. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bookworm becomes the librarian. Same night a magical spear gets stolen and he's off to get some real life experience around the globe on his quest for the spear - starting with being thrown off a plane over Amazonas by his cute helper.

Director: Peter Winther | Stars: Noah Wyle, Sonya Walger, Bob Newhart, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 16,730

3. The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Librarian-turned-adventurer Flynn Carsen endeavors to find King Solomon's mines.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Noah Wyle, Gabrielle Anwar, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin

Votes: 12,020

4. The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Losing his girlfriend because he was at an auction dramatically getting the magical philosopher's stone instead of a date, he needs a vacation - New Orleans but finds himself busy saving Earth from the curse of the Judas chalice/vampires.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Noah Wyle, Bruce Davison, Stana Katic, Bob Newhart

Votes: 11,110

5. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 313,132 | Gross: $45.88M

It's where all the action took place.

6. Miss Librarian (2013)

17 min | Short, Drama

A depressed school librarian named Jeanette is confined between two different worlds -- the four corners of the school's library and the four walls of her house.

Director: Joyce Rochelle Montañano | Star: Mailes Kanapi

7. The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Votes: 362,231 | Gross: $155.25M

8. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 93,089 | Gross: $7.15M

9. Desk Set (1957)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell

Votes: 7,008

10. What Dreams May Come (1998)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

44 Metascore

Chris Nielsen dies in car crash one night, and then goes to Heaven. Later, his widow Annie commits suicide, unable to overcome her loss. Chris descends into Hell to save her.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

Votes: 94,331 | Gross: $55.49M

The library in Paradise was pretty impressive

11. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 7,139

The roof of the library was memorable.

12. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart

Votes: 381,667 | Gross: $218.97M

Beast's library made Belle pretty happy.

13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

63 Metascore

An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Votes: 482,904 | Gross: $261.99M

Hogwart's had a pretty rockin' library

14. Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis (1993 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

A documentary celebrating the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who (1963), featuring new interviews, rare archive footage and recently discovered material.

Director: Kevin Davies | Stars: Nicholas Courtney, Michael Wisher, Josh Maguire, Toby Aspin

Votes: 207

The Dr Who universe features a library the size of a planet.

15. My Fair Lady (1964)

G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 78,570 | Gross: $72.00M

Prof. Henry Higgins had a library with a spiral staircase.

16. Party Girl (1995)

R | 94 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an... See full summary »

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Parker Posey, Omar Townsend, Anthony DeSando, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 4,021 | Gross: $0.47M

17. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 60,775 | Gross: $0.62M

If you're into scrolls, this had a nice library.

18. Pin (1988)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O'Quinn, Bronwen Mantel

Votes: 3,449

19. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

43 Metascore

Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

Votes: 192,380 | Gross: $44.62M

20. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

65 Metascore

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Indiana Jones finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them obtaining its powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 621,943 | Gross: $197.17M

X marked the spot.

21. National Treasure (2004)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Family

39 Metascore

A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean

Votes: 282,323 | Gross: $173.01M

22. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Family

48 Metascore

Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight

Votes: 203,235 | Gross: $219.96M

23. Miranda (2002)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

A librarian begins a passionate affair with a mysterious woman who walks into his library. When she suddenly disappears, he travels down to London to search for her, only to discover that ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Christina Ricci, John Simm, Kyle MacLachlan, John Hurt

Votes: 1,775

24. Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Votes: 26,546 | Gross: $0.08M

25. The Station Agent (2003)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Benjamin

Votes: 63,417 | Gross: $5.74M

26. Storm Center (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

During the 1950s, a small-town librarian is shunned by the locals after she refuses the City Council's request to remove a book on Communism from the library's shelves.

Director: Daniel Taradash | Stars: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

Votes: 973

27. Where the Heart Is (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

30 Metascore

A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.

Director: Matt Williams | Stars: Natalie Portman, James Frain, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing

Votes: 29,840 | Gross: $33.77M

A librarian lands Natalie Portman!



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