Collection Highlight: Movies

Posted on July 31, 2013. Filed under: Fiction, Nonfiction | Tags: , |

Oakton Community College Library owns a large collection of popular and foreign language movies in DVD format. Patrons can check out up to three movies for 1 week for free. You can browse our movie collection list on our website or look up titles in our library catalog.

Here are some of the newest titles in our video collection:

DVD cover for Django UnchainedDjango Unchained

“In this film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino “Django, a former slave turned hired gun, heads back to the plantation to free his wife, Broomhilda, from the tyrannical plantation owner Calvin Candie, with the help of a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Shultz” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for FlightFlight

“In Robert Zemeckis’ drama Flight, alcoholic pilot Whip Whittaker (Denzel Washington) does a miraculous job crash-landing a plane that has suffered a severe mechanical breakdown in midair, however the mandated investigation into the incident will inevitably lead to the discovery that he was flying the plane while drunk and on cocaine. As he attempts to sober up, Whip befriends a fellow addict he meets during his post-accident stay in the hospital. Soon he fails in his attempts to white-knuckle himself to sobriety, and with the help of his favorite drug-dealer (John Goodman) and his lawyer (Don Cheadle), Whip must prepare to testify about what happened on that fateful flight” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for The ImpossibleThe Impossible

“A family on holiday in Thailand is caught in the monstrous tsunami of 2004. Based on a true story” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for IntouchablesThe Intouchables (French)

“An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust, and human possibility. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street-smart ex-con caretaker, The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for Life of PiLife of Pi

“In this film based on the book by Yann Martel “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” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for LincolnLincoln

“A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for Rust and BoneRust and Bone (French)

“In this movie based on the short story by Craig Davidson,”a homeless father and street boxer struggling to support his son and a horribly injured killer whale trainer’s lives intersect and form an intensifying bond that fractures the considerable defensive armor each is accustomed to wearing” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for Perks of Being a WallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

“In this movie adaptation of the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky “A high school freshman, always watching from the sidelines, is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for Silver Linings PlaybookSilver Linings Playbook

“This movie which is and adaptation of the book Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick tells “the story of a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, and how he creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for Les MisérablesLes Misérables

“In post-revolutionary France, Jean Valjean is paroled after serving 19 years in prison for stealing bread. Unable to find work as an ex-convict, he steals silver from a church. When he is caught and brought back, the bishop forgives him, instructing Valjean to use the silver to begin a new life. After breaking parole to do so, nine years later Valjean is a wealthy industrialist and mayor. This success comes at high price—he is hunted by ruthless policeman Javert, his former prison guard. When Valjean comes across a woman being arrested by his old nemesis Javert, Valjean intervenes, risking discovery. When Valjean learns that the woman, Fantine, turned to prostitution after losing her position at his factory because she has a child, he befriends Fantine, even agreeing to care for her daughter, Cosette. The decision changes their lives forever” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

DVD cover for Zero Dark ThirtyZero Dark Thirty

This movie “chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6” (Enriched content provided by Syndetics).

-posted by Gretchen Schneider


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