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Movies: Family Viewing

The Adventures of the Apostle Paul

BS2506.5 .A38 2006 DVD
27 minutes
Three nine-minute 3-D animated segments introducing children to the incredible life and ministry of the Apostle Paul.
Not rated by MPAA or USCCB.

The Adventures of Tintin

PN6747 .H47 B52 2005 DVD
PN6747 .H47 T52 2005 DVD
PN6747 .H47 C72 2005 DVD
PN6747 .H47 C52 2005 DVD
PN6747 .H47 O22 2005 DVD
PN6747 .H47 S32 2005 DVD
PN6747 .H47 I42 2005 DVD
PN6747 .H47 E82 2005 DVD
PN6747 .H47 L62 2005 DVD
PN6747 .H47 S42 2005 DVD
10 DVDs, released 1992
The Adventures of Tintin is an animated television series based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of books by Herg. It debuted in 1991, and 39 half-hour episodes were produced over the course of three seasons. It is the most well known adaptation of the books.
Not rated by MPAA or USCCB.

Beauty and the Beast = La Belle et la béte

PZ8 .L4778 B452 2003 DVD
93 minutes; released 1946.
This film retells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Directed by Jean Cocteau.

Breaking Away

PN1997 .B7396 2001 DVD
100 minutes; released 1979.
In this Academy Award winning comedy, an idealistic young man and his friends pursue jobs, bicycling glory, and a purpose to life in their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. Directed by Peter Yates.

Bridge to Terabithia

PS3566 .A75 B7522 2007 DVD
96 minutes; released 2007.
Two best friends in fifth grade escape into the woods where they invent Terabithia, an alternate world populated by giants and ogres. These experiences help the boys better their lives in the real world. Based on the book by Katherine Paterson.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

PR4572 .C682 2007 DVD
86 minutes; released 1951.
The best-known movie version of Charles' Dickens tale about the transformation of a miserly man in 19th century London. Starring Alastair Sim.

The Chronicles of Narnia

PR6023 .E926 C472 2002 DVD
Approx. 500 minutes on 3 discs; released for TV 1988-1990.
Comprising The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince .phpian, The Voyage of the Dawntreader and The Silver Chair, this BBC set is based on the cl.phpc fantasy children's novels by C.S. Lewis. In the first story, four children staying at a country house outside London during the Second World War stumble on an entrance to the Land of Narnia through an old wardrobe. Narnia is frozen in continual winter under the spell of the White Witch.
Not rated by MPAA or USCCB.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

PR6023 .E926 C4723 2006 DVD
PR6023 .E926 C4723 2006b DVD
135 minutes; released 2005.
In this feature film based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, four children staying at a country house outside London during the Second World War stumble on an entrance to the Land of Narnia through an old wardrobe. Starring Tilda Swinton. Directed by Andrew Adamson.


PN1997 .F3 2000 DVD
Approx. 125 minutes; released 1940.
This Disney film gets its fame from its seamless blending of cl.phpcal music and animation. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" features Mickey Mouse as an apprentice magician who oversteps his limits with his master's books. Large hippos dancing ballet are just part of the many moody and melodic scenes in this film.

The Hobbit

PR6039 .O32 H622 2001 DVD
78 minutes; released 1977.
An animated feature film based on the first book in J.R.R. Tolkien's cl.phpc about a young hobbit who joins a group of dwarves in search of lost treasure.
Not rated by MPAA or USCCB.

Jacob's Gift

Jacob's Gift

BT315.3 .J336 2001 DVD
45 minutes; released 2001.
In this Christmas story based on Max Lucado's book, a young boy sacrifices winning a woodworking contest to do a kindness for a family with a newborn baby.

The Juggler of Notre Dame

PN1997 .J844 1993 DVD
50 minutes.
A poor grieving juggler stays in a small community where he is treated kindly and learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Little Women

PS1017 .L522 2001 DVD
115 minutes; released 1933; black and white.
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women tells the story of four New England sisters and their family during the American Civil War. Starring Katharine Hepburn. Directed by George Cukor.

The Lord of the Rings

PR6039 .O32 L62 2001 DVD
134 minutes; released 1978.
An animated feature based on the second and third novels in J.R.R. Tolkien's cl.phpc The Lord of the Rings trilogy. When a magical ring falls into the hands of the hobbit Frodo, he and a group of elves and warriors get caught up in a quest to save Middle Earth from an evil sorcerer.

Miracle at Moreaux

PN 1997 .M56 2003 DVD
58 minutes; released 1985.
Three Jewish children hide from the Nazis in a convent school in France. Starring Loretta Swit. Directed by Paul Shapiro.
Not rated by MPAA or USCCB.

The Miracle Maker: The Story of Jesus

BT302 .M57 1999 DVD
87 minutes; released 2000.
The story of Jesus in animation featuring the voices of Ralph Fiennes, Julie Christie, Richard E. Grant, William Hurt, and Miranda Richardson.
Not rated by MPAA or USCCB.

The Miracle of Marcelino = Marcelino pan y vino

PQ6635 .A518 M372 2004 DVD
90 minutes; released 1955.
A little boy is left on the doorstep of a monastery as a baby and is raised by the monks. Directed by Ladislao Vajda.

Miracle of Marcellino

PQ6635 .A518 M3725 2004 DVD
98 minutes; released 1991.
Colour re-make of the 1955 original (above), but usually not considered to be on the same level.
Not rated by MPAA or USCCB.

Modern Times

PN1995.75 .M63 2003 DVD
135 minutes.
In this cl.phpc satire, the little tramp attempts and flops at a variety of jobs, including an assembly-line employee, a roller-skating night watchman, a jailbird and a singing waiter. Starring Charles Chaplin and Paulette Goddard.

My Fair Lady

PR5363 .P822 1998 DVD
173 minutes; released 1964.
A linguistics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

Seachd: The Inacc.phpble Pinnacle

PN1997.2 S433 2008 DVD
88 minutes; released 2007.
After his grandfather tells him stories from their family's past, a young man takes an adventure to one of Scotland's most treacherous mountains. In Gaelic with English and Spanish subtitles. This Region 2 DVD may not be compatible with all DVD players.
Not rated by MPAA or USCCB.

The Small Miracle

PS3513 .A413 S52 1997 DVD
74 minutes; released 1973.
An old priest helps a young boy in .phpsi who wants to take his dying donkey to be cured at the tomb of St. Francis, but is refused. Starring Vittorio De Sica and Marco Della Carva. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
Not rated by MPAA or USCCB.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

PZ8 .G882S392 2001DVD
84 minutes; released 1937.
Fairy tale story of Snow White and the adventures she has with the seven dwarfs, the prince, and the evil queen.

The Sound of Music

PS3523 .I575 S682 2005 DVD
174 minutes; released 1965.
A novice nun takes a leave from her convent to become governess to six children in pre-World War II Austria. Starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

The Trouble with Angels

PS3570 .R29 T72 2003 DVD
111 minutes; released 1966.
Two teenage girls put a convent school into disarray with their pranks and practical jokes. Starring Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills and June Harding.

Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows

PN1997 .W54 2003 DVD
94 minutes; released 1968.
In this sequel to The Trouble With Angels a young nun convinces her wry but wise Mother Superior to take the convent's nuns on a bus trip to a California peace rally. Starring Rosalind Russell, Stella Stevens and Susan Saint James.

The Wizard of Oz

PS3503 .A923 W592 1999 DVD
101 minutes; released 1939.
Dorothy Gale is swept away in a tornado from her home in Kansas to the Land of Oz. To return home, she must travel to the Emerald City and get the help of a great wizard. On her journey she befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Lion.

A Wrinkle in Time

PS3523 .E55 W722 2004 DVD
128 minutes; released 2003.
A young brother and sister and their neighbour embark on an adventure through space and time to look for the siblings' scientist father. Based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle.