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Film Genres

This guide highlights library resources for some of the more popular film genres.

A general introduction to science films

Name a good science film. That is, a good film in which good (correct) science is central to the plot, or a least has a strong supporting part. Perhaps the protagonist (hero or villain) is also a scientist. If you don't allow the genre of science fiction, it's not that easy. When this challenge was issued in the Nature Physics office, there were frowns, thoughtful pauses, some googling, and only then a few suggestions.   ...

[Source, Science on film. Nature Phys 5, 703 (2009)

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about movies can be found in many publications. We don't have any periodicals that look exclusively at science films in our collections.  You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find articles or the search box at the top of the page.

Selected list of science films

Find science films using the library's online catalog.

Internet resource(s)

Keeping up with Film Studies journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Film Studies? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's now available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.