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The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .A139 2016
A gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked in the U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .A145 2013
The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Rated PG-13
All the President's Men
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .P6 A45 2006
True story of the Watergate break-in that led to the political scandal of the decade. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .A44 2010
A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .W4 A44 2001
When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs. In the course of their vendetta, they will become the object of the biggest manhunt in the history of the Old West and, as their fame grows, so will the legend of their leader, a young outlaw by the name of Jesse James. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 A64 2015
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Rated R.
Apollo 13 (1995)
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .A3 A664 1998
Three astronauts must devise a strategy to return to Earth safely after their spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .A746 2013
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. Rated R. Best Picture Winner-2012.
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Call Number: PN 1997 .A881 2008
Everyone in 1880s America knows Jesse James. He's the nation's most notorious criminal and is being hunted by the law in 10 states. He's also the land's greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the public. No one knows of Robert Ford, at least not yet. But the ambitious 19-year-old aims to change that. He befriends Jesse and rides with his gang. And if that doesn't bring Ford fame, he will have to find a deadlier way. Friendship becomes rivalry and the quest for fame becomes obsession. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .A953 2005
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .B53 2018
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter. Rated R.
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .B63 2003
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Bridge of Spies
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .B75 2016
James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Rated PG-13.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Call Number: PN 1992.8 .H56 2011
A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. Rated TV-14.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .B88 2013
Inspired by a true story about Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century. Rated PG-13.
Casualties of War
Call Number: PN 1997 .C87148 2001
A young army private refuses to let his fellow soldiers and commanding sergeant get away with the rape and murder of a native woman. Unrated Director's Cut. Theatrical release had an R rating.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .C43 2018
Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. Rated PG-13.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Call Number: PN 1997 .C437 2008
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Call Number: PN 1997 .C4946 2006
When the government agency fails to deliver even the meager supplies due by treaty to the proud Cheyenne tribe in their barren desert reserve, the starving Indians have taken more abuse than it's worth and break it too by embarking on a 1,500 miles journey back to their ancestral hunting grounds. US Cavalry Capt. Thomas Archer is charged with their retrieval, but during the hunt grows to respect their noble courage, and decides to help them.
Call Number: PN 1997 .C6874 2004
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous. Rated R.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Call Number: PN 1997 .D36
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. Rated PG-13. Best Picture-1990.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .E474 2013
Immediately after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender, General MacArthur suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation. He challenges his expert on Japanese culture, General Fellers to provide evidence in ten short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshipped as a god by his people but accused of war crimes, should be punished or saved, as the fate of a nation waits. Rated PG-13.
Approved Films F-Li
Far and Away
Call Number: PN 1997 .F34 1998
A poor but proud Irish tenant farmer accompanies the spoiled and headstrong daughter of a wealthy landlord to America in a quest for land. Rated PG-13.
Fat Man and Little Boy
Call Number: PN 1997 .F28 J643 2004
A dramatization of the development of the atomic bomb by the Manhattan Project, during World War II, with emphasis on the relationship between General Leslie Groves, the project director, and scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .F57 2019
Presents the story of the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong in the decade leading up to the historic flight. Rated PG-13.
Flags of Our Fathers
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .F634 2007
The life stories of the five Marines and one Naval officer that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima.
Call Number: PN 1997 .F5864 2006
A story of the young Americans who volunteered to be part of the French military prior to the United States involvement in WWI, also known as Lafayette Escadrille, and how they became the country's first fighter pilots. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .F76 2019
American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .F87 2015
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Rated R.
Ghosts of Mississippi
Call Number: PN 1997 .G447 2010
The trial of civil rights leader Medgar Evers' murderer as seen through the eyes of the assistant D.A. Rated PG-13.
Good Morning, Vietnam
Call Number: PN 1997 .G662 2006
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. Rated R.
Good Night, and Good Luck
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .B55 G663 2006
Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy. Rated PG.
Grapes of Wrath
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .F4 G6 2004
The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. Not Rated.
Great Gatsby (1974)
Call Number: PN 1997 .G7438 2003
In 1920s Long Island, a mysterious American millionaire's efforts to recapture the sweetheart of his youth result in tragedy. Rated PG.
Great Gatsby (2013)
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .G74 2013
In 1920s Long Island, a mysterious American millionaire's efforts to recapture the sweetheart of his youth result in tragedy. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .G74 2018
During the nineteen sixties, a bouncer, whose nightclub closes for renovations, finds a temporary employment as a driver for black pianist Don Shirley going on a tour into the Deep South states. Rated PG-13. Best Picture winner-2019
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .H33 2017
During the bloodiest battle of WWII, in Okinawa, Desmond Doss saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997 .H233 1987
For ten days, the American soldiers of Bravo Company fight in Vietnam to take over Hill 937, also known as Hamburger Hill. A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .H53 2017
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .H87 2010
Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. Rated R. Best Picture-2009.
I Will Fight No More Forever (1975)
Call Number: PN 1992.77 .I29 2012
In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American Public.
In Love and War
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .D7 I5364 1999
The epic love story about Ernest Hemingway and the romance which inspired him to write his masterpiece "A farewell To arms". A story of desperate love and imminent danger, it chronicles the relationship between the 18-year old Hemingway and Agnes von Kurowsky, the medical aide who nursed him back to health after a devastating battlefield injury. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .J15 2012
J. Edgar Hoover was head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years. Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997 .J485 2008
The story of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison whose investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy became an obsession. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997 .L37 2004
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .L35 2018
The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House. Rated R.
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Call Number: PN 1997 .L485 2007
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Little Big Man
Call Number: PN 1997 .L56 2003
Jack Crabb is 121 years old. And he's done it all. He's been a full-fledged Cheyenne, an Indian fighter, a snake oil merchant, master gunman, drinking buddy of wild Bill Hickok, colleague of Buffalo Bill, and is the only survivor of Custer's Last Stand. Crabb is either the Old West's most neglected hero or the biggest liar ever to cross the Mississippi. Little Big Man is Jack Crabb's story. Rated PG-13
Approved Films Lo-Q
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .L664 2014
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997 .L663 2006
Complete story of the D-Day landings at Normandy through the eyes of all its participants. Not Rated.
Lost Battalion (2001)
Call Number: PN 1997 .L677 2001
Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Rated TV-14.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .L68 2017
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997 .M312 2001
The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1997 .M348 2005
Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .M37 2018
About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career defining cases. Rated PG-13.
Men of Honor (2000)
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .D7 M451 2001
The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American, then also the first amputee, US Navy Diver and the man who trained him. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .M543 2020
Based on the real-life events of the Battle of Midway, this film tells the story of American leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude, and bravery to overcome the odds. Rated PG
Call Number: PN 1997 .M5365 2001
A dramatization of the battle that became the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. Rated PG
Call Number: PN 1997 .M573 2004
Based on the true story of the most famous team in the history of American sports: the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Follow from the team's selection process to the ultimate victory over Finland for the gold. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1997 .M577 M577 2001
Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version of the case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, the FBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash between the authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .M66 2014
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997 .N58 2012
A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .O647 2017
American General Douglas MacArthur sends eight members of the Korean Liaison Office on a secret mission behind North Korean lines to carry out Operation 'X-ray.' This covert operation must succeed so that MacArthur can launch the daring Incheon Landing Operation. Not Rated. In English and Korean, with English subtitles.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .P375 2013
November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997 .P38866 2006
The World War II phase of the controversial American general's career is depicted. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .H5 P437 2001
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.
Places in the Heart
Call Number: PN 1997 .P533 2001
It's the 1930's in Waxahachie, Texas. Against this Depression-torn background unforgettable characters meet and collide. Its emotionally gripping story centers around Edna Spalding (Sally Fields) and her unending struggle against extraordinary hardships. Rated PG.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .W3 P52 2001
Follows young Chris Taylor who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion, and the anger growing within himself. Rated R. Best Picture-1986.
Pork Chop Hill
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .P67 2015
A group of soldiers, led by Lt. Joe Clemons, is sent to capture a seemingly worthless hill during the final days of the Korean War. Not Rated.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .P67 2018
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Rated PG-13.
Approved Films R-Z
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .R33 2016
The story of track and field legend Jesse Owens, and his record-breaking performance at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Rated PG-13.
Red Tails (2012)
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .R43 2012
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Call Number: PN 1997 .R43 2006
A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Call Number: PN 1997 .R54 2003
The true story of Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton-- the seven men chosen for the Mercury Project manned space flight program in the U.S. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .W3 R6844 2006
A fact-based, rough and tumble western depicting a young and energetic Theodore Roosevelt leading his legendary Rough Riders in their fight against oppressive Spanish rule at the turn of the 20th century. Not Rated.
Call Number: PN 1997 .S2499 2004
A U.S. gunboat cruises China's Yangtze River in 1926, witnessing the awakening of a bloody revolution. Rated PG-13.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .W3 S262 2000
A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .W3 S38 1999
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .S463 2015
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964. Rated PG-13.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .S6693 2017
The incredible untold story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. Rated R.
Sunrise at Campobello
Call Number: PN 1997 .S9376 2009
The story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's struggle with polio, and the devotion of his wife, Eleanor. Not Rated.
There Will Be Blood
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .M45 T4474 2008
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. Rated R.
Thirteen Days (2000)
Call Number: PN 1997 .T554 2001
A dramatization of President Kennedy's administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962.
Call Number: PN 1997 .T66 2002
U.S. Marshall Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday team up to bring law to the lawless in a showdown with ruthless outlaws at the O.K. Corral. Rated R.
Tora Tora Tora (1970)
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .W3 T672 2001
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .T78 2016
The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. It tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997 .U3 2000
A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine. Rated PG-13.
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .U87 2017
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .G3 U57 1987
A larger-than-life depiction of Al Capone, the warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1997.2 .U53 2015
Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Rated PG-13.
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Call Number: PN 1997 .W4 2002
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it. Rated R.
Call Number: PN 1995.9 .W3 W56 2004
Two U.S. Marines in WWII are assigned to protect Navajo Marines who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.
Call Number: PN 1997 .Y686 1988
A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted. Rated R.