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Film research guide, finding DVD's in the libraries, and movies being screened at MCPL branches.

Explore MCPL's Movie Collection

Browse our 2014 & 2015 entertainment DVD titles.  

Browse our entire entertainment DVD collection.  Use filters on the left to explore this list.  You can remove filters you've applied at the top of the column.

MCPL offers a wide selection of feature films and informational videos on DVD for all ages. All informational DVDs and all children’s media may be borrowed for three weeks and may be renewed. Feature films on DVD may be checked out for one week with no renewals. Many DVD titles in the collection offer closed captioning (CC).

The library purchases many copies of each popular DVD title. Some copies of every title will be filling customer holds, but, for the first 90 days a DVD title is owned, most will be non-holdable copies, available to people browsing the library's shelves. Instead of moving around the county in delivery trucks and awaiting pick-up on hold shelves, the non-holdable copies are in constant use. After 90 days in the system, all copies will begin to fill customer holds.

You may have 20 entertainment DVD's checked out on your card at one time.

Reference Books in Full-Text from the Gale Virtual Reference Library

These titles can be cross-searched from the Gale Virtual Reference Library if you prefer, or you can search and read within any of them individually. 

Access to these services requires a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries and a PIN.  Having access problems?  If so, please see our Troubleshooting page or call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001.

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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

2007. A comprehensive introduction to film, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.



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History of the American Cinema

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, in 10 volumes

The Emergence of the Cinema: The American Screen to 1907.  Vol. 1, 1990.

The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915. Vol. 2, 1991.

An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928. Vol. 3, 1991.

The Talkies: U.S. Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931. Vol. 4, 1998.

Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939. Vol. 5, 1993.


Boom and Bust: The American Cinema in the 1940's. Vol. 6, 1998.

The Fifties: Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959. Vol. 7, 2003.

The Sixties: 1960-1969. Vol. 8, 2001.

Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979. Vol. 9, 2000.

A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electric Rainbow, 1980-1989. Vol. 10, 2000.



For deaf and hard of hearing people, language learners, and others who want to read while listening, captioning enhances movies.


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