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Title Genre Synopsis More information about the film Similar theme in ESL textbook
42 Biography, Drama, Sport The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. IMDB  
11th Hour Documentary A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems. IMDB
12 Years a Slave Biography, Drama, History In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. IMDB  
Akeelah and the Bee Drama A young girl learns to believe in herself and value her intelligence IMDB
Al Capone Adventure, Drama, Western This factual biography of gang lord Al Capone IMDB
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Drama, Romance

A recently widowed woman on the road determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

Alive Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller Plane crash in Andes IMDB
American History X Crime, Drama A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. IMDB
An Inconvenient Truth Documentary Environment/global warming, Al-Gore's campaign IMDB
Anne Frank Remembered Documentary, Biography, War British documentary offers the most complete biographical account ever compiled of the young Jewish girl diary. IMDB

33B (Level 5) 2 Novels Available

Apollo 13 Adventure, Drama, History True story of the moon-bound mission that developed severe trouble and the men that rescued it with skill and dedication IMDB

420 (Level 1) Penguin Reader

As Good As It Gets Comedy, Drama, Romance A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. IMDB
Awakening Drama A doctor finds cure for comatose patients IMDB


Babe Adventure, Drama, Family

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Backdraft Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose. IMDB
back to the future 1-3 Science Fiction/ Fantasy Marty McFly is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future. IMBD  
Beautiful mind, a


After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Bend it like Beckham Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team (soccer in America). IMDB
Big (1988) Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body. IMDB
Blade Runner

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. IMDB
Blind side, the Drama, Based on a true story Leigh Anne takes in a homeless teenager, who has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. IMDB  
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary Documentary Documentary featuring interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's personal secretaries during WWII. IMDB
Bourne Identity, The (2002) Action, Crime, Mystery A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory. IMDB

Level 33A/B (Level 4 & 5) Novel Available

Bowling for Columbine Documentary This documentary explores the roots of America's problem with school violence/guns. IMDB
Boy in the striped pajamas, the Drama Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. IMDB  
Bridget Jones's Diary Drama, Romance A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. IMDB
Brokeback Mountain Drama, Romance, Western The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. IMDB
Call of the Wild Adventure, Drama, Family

In Montana, a young girl attracts the attention of an evil stranger after she rescues a hurt wolf.

420 (Level 1) Novel Available
Casablanca (1942) Classics ,Drama, Romance, War In Casablanca, d uring World War II, an American meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. IMDB
Catch 22 Comedy, War A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. IMDB
Chicago Crime, Musical, Drama A chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) IMDB
China Rises Documentary Brief history of China/Culture IMDB
China Syndrome Thriller, Drama A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. IMDB
Level 33A/B
(Level 4 & 5) Novel Available
China's Lost Girls Documentary, China/Culture Gender gaps in China  
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.


Novel Series Available

Citizen Kane Classics,Drama, mystery

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Clear and Present Danger Action, Drama, Thriller Illegal war between US and Cuba IMDB
Coal Miner's Daughter Drama, Music Country singer Loretta Lynn IMDB
Color Purple, THE Drama A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering years of abuse from her father and others over 40 years. IMDB
Crash (2004) Drama, Thriller Los Angeles citizens with very separate lives collide in stories of race, loss and redemption. IMDB
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Action, Adventure, Drama Two warriors pursue a stolen sword. IMDB
Dances with Wolves Adventure, Drama, Western Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. IMDB

Day without a Mexican, A (2004)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

When a mysterious fog surrounds the boundaries of California, there is a communication breakdown and all the Mexicans disappear, affecting the economy and the state stops working missing the Mexican workers and dwellers.


Dead Man Walking Crime, Drama A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. IMDB
Dead Poets Society Drama English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. IMDB
Dim Sum Comedy In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors IMDB
Do the Right Thing Comedy, Drama On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. IMDB
Dogtown and Z-Boys Documentary, Sport Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. IMDB
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Comedy An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. IMDB
Dr. Zhivago Drama, Romance, War The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution. IMDB
Easy A Comedy A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. IMDB  
Easy Rider (1969) Adventure, Crime, Drama

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

Emma Drama In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. IMDB

ESL 122 (Level) Penguin Reader

Empire of the Sun Drama, Biography, War Japanese occupation in England IMDB
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind Drama, Romance When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. IMDB  
Evita Argentina/Culture, Biography, Drama Music The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. IMDB
Fahrenheit 9-11 Documentary, Comedy, history 9-11 terrorist attacks IMDB
Falling Down Drama, thriller A borderline personality disordered defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. IMDB
fargo Crime, Drama, Thriller In an act of financial desperation, car salesman Jerry Lundegaard hires two boozy criminals to kidnap his wife so that he may split his wealthy father-in-law's ransom with them. IMDB  
Fast Food Nation Documentary, Drama Fast food in the US IMDB
Fidel TV Movie, Drama Fidel Castro IMDB
Field of Dreams Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sport An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. IMDB
Forrest Gump Comedy, Drama, Romance

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.


ESL 422 (Level) Penguin Reader

French Connection, The Action, Crime, Thriller NYC cops battle a drug smuggling operation. IMDB
Frida Biography, Art, Drama, Romance Frida Kahlo IMDB
Fried Green Tomatoes Drama, Comedy A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. IMDB
Fugitive, the Action, Crime Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. IMDB

ESL 33B (Level 5) Novel Available

Fugitive Pieces Drama Boy escapes from Poland during WWII. IMDB
Gandhi Biography, Drama, History The lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of non-violent protest. IMDB
ESL 456     (Level 1) Penguin Reader
Gattaca Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. IMDB  
Ghostbusters Comedy, Fantasy Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. IMDB
Godfather, The Crime, Drama, Thriller The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. IMDB
Gran Torino Drama Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. IMDB  
Grease Comedy, Musical, Romance Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? IMDB
Great Debaters, The Drama, History A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first African-American debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. IMDB
great escape, the Drama, Action, History Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. IMDB  
Great Wall, a

Comedy, Drama


Groundhog Day Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Drama, Romance A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé. IMDB
Happy Feet
(currently not available)
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! IMDB
Hearts and Minds Documentary, War A examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War. IMDB
Higher Learning Drama, Romance, sports People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus. IMDB
Holes Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

ESL 422     (Level 2) Novel Available
Hunger Games, The Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete. IMDB  
Hunger Games: Catching Fire Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. IMDB  
Hunt for Red October, the Action, Adventure, Thriller

In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?

In America Adventure, Drama A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of New York while also grieving the death of a child. IMDB
inception Science Fiction, Action A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. IMDB  
Into the Wild Adventure, Biography, Drama After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. IMDB  
It's a Wonderful Life Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance Classic Christmas tale. An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. IMDB
JFK Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. IMDB
Joy Luck Club, The Cross-cultural exchanges Chinese/Chinese-american family relations IMDB
Jungle Fever Drama, Romance Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary. IMDB
Jurassic Park Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. IMDB

ESL 33A/B (Level 4&5) Novel Available

Kramer vs. Kramer Drama A d ivorced man battles for child custody. IMDB
LA Confidential Crime, mystery, thriller As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - the straight-laced, the brutal, and the sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice IMDB
LA Story Comedy, Drama, fantasy Satire on LA culture. With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles. IMDB
Lars and the Real Girl Comedy, Drama, Romance A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. IMDB
Last Emperor, the Biography, China History/Culture The story of the last Emperor of China. IMDB
Leading with Kindness Documentaries 5 model companies on leadership in the US, including Google contact
Lean on Me Drama The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve. IMDB  
Like Water for Chocolate Mexico/Culture, Drama, Romance Forbidden love IMDB
ESL 122     (Level 3)     Novel Available
Little Miss Sunshine Drama, Comedy beauty contest IMDB
Little Women (1994) (currently not available) Drama, Family, Romance IMDB
Lord of the Flies Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

Lord of the Rings 1-3 Action, Adventure, Fantasy A meek Hobbit and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron. IMDB
Lost in America Comedy A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a mobile home.
Lost in Translation Comedy, Drama, romance A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. IMDB
Magic of ordinary days, the Drama Pregnant and unmarried, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII. IMDB  
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media Documentary Media & Propoganda IMDB
Man Who Knew Too Much, the Classics, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller Hitchcock. A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. IMDB
Mao Tse Tung: China's Peasant Emperor Biography, China History/Culture Mao Tse Tung  
Maxed Out Documentary on US themes the credit crisis in the US IMDB
Memoirs of a Geisha Drama, Romance Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. IMDB


Million Dollar Baby Drama, Sport A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. IMDB
Miracle on 34th Street Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance A classic Christmas tale. A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing. IMDB
Miracle Worker, the (Anne Bancroft) Other Helen Keller's story IMDB
Mr Bean series Other good for summarizing past tense
Mr Holland's Opus Drama, Music A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. IMDB
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Classics, Drama

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller

In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Comedy, romance A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. IMDB
My Fair Lady (1964) Drama, Family, Musical, Romance A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. IMDB
Namesake,  the Cross-cultural exchanges American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways. IMDB
Naom Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause Documentary, War Current affairs IMDB
Notebook, the Drama, Romance A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences. IMDB  
Notting hill Romance, Comedy, Drama The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. IMDB  
Not Without My Daughter Drama, Thriller An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter IMDB
October Sky Drama, Biography, Family A coal-miner's son, follow his dreams of becoming astronaut. IMDB
Of Mice and Men Drama Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams. IMDB
ESL 33A/B (Level 4 & 5 ) Novel Available
Old Man and the Sea, the Based on literature An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.
ESL 33A    (Level 4)     Novel Available
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Drama A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. IMDB

ESL 33B    (Level 5 )    Novel Available

Outsourced (2006) Comedy, romance An American manager is sent to India to oversee a staff of customer service representatives. IMDB

Passage to India, a

Adventure, Drama, history

Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.


Patch Adams Comedy, Drama Based on a true story of a doctor, who uses humor to treat patients. IMDB
Pelican Brief, The Based on literature A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger. IMDB
Perfect Score, The High school/college in US Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores. IMDB
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Adventure, Comedy, Drama Comedy of friendship on Thanksgiving IMDB
Pride and Prejudice Based on literature Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. IMDB
ESL 33A (Level 4) Novel Available
Princess Bride, the Adventure, Comedy While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. IMDB  
Quinceañera Drama As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin. IMDB
Rain Man Drama Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. IMDB
Raise the Red Lantern Drama Life as one of many wives, China History/Culture, Other IMDB
Real Life Comedy media IMDB
Real Women Have Curves Comedy, Drama Coming of Age story of a first generation Latina Ana García (America Ferrera) who struggles to balance her family's culture where she is expected to work in her sister's dress warehouse, find a husband, and have children while forgetting her dreams of a college education. IMDB
Rebecca (1940) Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. IMDB

ESL33A/B     (Level 4 & 5) Novel Available

Rebel without a Cause Drama, Romance Teenager rebellion in the 50s IMDB
remember the titans Biography, Drama, Sport The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. IMDB  
Roots   A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.  

ESL 33B    (Level 5)      Novel Available

Schindler's List Biography, Drama, History, War In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. IMDB

ESL 33A/B     (Level 4 & 5)     Novel Available

Secret Garden, The Drama, Fantasy A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate. IMDB
Sense and Sensibility Drama, Romance Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.
serendipity Comedy, Romance A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together. IMDB  
Seven Years in Tibet Biography, Adventure, Drama True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet. IMDB
Shawshank redemption Crime, Drama Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. IMDB  
Sherlock Holmes Action, Adventure, Crime Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. IMDB  
Shining, The   Classic psycho thriller (good for halloween) IMDB
Shrek Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. IMDB
Sicko Documentary Health insurance in the US IMDB
sixth sense, the Drama, Mystery, Thriller A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. IMDB  
Slavery & the Making of America (4-Disc Series) (2004) History Documentary about the history of slavery in the US. IMDB
Smoke Signals Comedy, Drama Native American, US History/culture IMDB
Soul Man Comedy To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship. IMDB
Sound of Music, The Musicals governess for von Trapp family in Nazi Austria IMDB
Speed Action, Crime, Drama Bomb on bus IMDB
Spellbound (2002) (currently not available) Documentary spelling bee IMDB
Spiderman Action, Adventure, Fantasy Your friendly, web-slinging, neighborhood Spidey IMDB
Squid and the Whale, The US History/culture Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. IMDB
Stand and Deliver Drama The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus. IMDB
Straight Story. the Other An old man makes a long journey by lawn-mover tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother. IMDB
Thank you for Smoking Documentary, Comedy, Drama satirical Comedy on Big Tobacco IMDB
Thin Documentaries on US themes obsession with weight IMDB
Titanic US History/culture A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. IMDB
To Kill a Mockingbird Based on literature Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. IMDB
ESL 33A/B    (Level 4&5 )  Novel Available
Total Recall Action, Sci-Fi When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he? IMDB
toy story 1-3 Animation, Comedy A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. IMDB  
True Story of Charlie Wilson, The US History/Culture, Biography Charlie Wilson's story.  
Truman Show, the Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show. IMDB
Unbreakable Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi A security guard named David Dunn is coming home from work, when the train he is on is suddenly derailed, the train crashes, and he is the sole survivor, out of 132 people. Without a scratch on his body IMDB  
Vertigo Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. IMDB
village, the Drama, Mystery, Romance A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village. IMDB  
We are Marshall Drama, Sport When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. IMDB  
West Side Story Musicals, Romance, Drama Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. IMDB
Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary Documentary illegal immigration IMDB
What the Bleep Do We Know Documentary, Comedy, Drama Science and spirituality come together in this mind-bending trip down the rabbit hole IMDB  
Witness (Harrison Ford) US History/culture Amish community IMDB
ESL 33A/B    (Level 4&5 )  Novel Available
Year of the Yao, the Documentary From China to the NBA. From hero to underdog. The phenomenal journey of Yao Ming IMDB