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Film Studies

This guide is an introduction to the resources for Film Studies at Dartmouth. If you are interested in Television, see the separate research guide for Television.

Looking for a movie title?

The Library actively collects films from different genres. Most of our film collection is kept in the Jones Media Center on the 2nd level of Berry Library.

To find a specific film title, do a title search in the online catalog and select "DVDs & Videos" from the pull down menu under "Entire Collection."

  • If we have the film, you will see the record for that film.
    • For instance, if you are looking for a Godfather movie.
    • Type Godfather in the title search box.
    • Select DVDs & Videos. Using this menu option helps distinguish between the novel, the screenplay and the movie.
    • You will get a list of results.
    • Looking at the list, you see all the Godfather movies we have.
    • Click on the one you want.
    • There you have the record and can see if it available.

To see a list of films in the collection, you can do a subject search for feature films in the online catalog. Again, select "DVDs & Videos" from the pull down menu.

  • A feature film is any full-length fiction film running at least 40 minutes. Beware though!
  • This search will generate a list of over 6,000 titles.
  • You can limit the "feature films" search by language.
    • Click on the "Limit/Sort" button.
    • Pull down the list at "Language" and chose one.
    • You should get a list of films only in that language.
    • See a list of Chinese feature films here.

To see what films we have on a particular subject, you can do a subject search using the subject term with "drama."

Jones Media Center

The Jones Media Center maintains an online list of their latest acquisitions. Click here to see the latest list or to search for films in specific languages.

Selected film genres

To see a list of films in the selected genres below, click on one of the following links:

Adventure films  Erotic films  Prison films  Romantic
comedy films
 Baseball films  Gangster films  Puppet films  Samurai films
 Buddy films  Horror films  Religious films  Short films
 Caper films  James Bond films  Road films  Silent films

 To see a list of all the genres represented in the online catalog, click here.