The RLB Library licenses film from vendors for educational use upon request by University of Baltimore faculty.
This guide is a compilation of these films that can be viewed by anyone with University of Baltimore credentials. Listed by vendor below are the films currently licensed by the library, with the dates the licenses expire.
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American History X (expires 11/30/20)
A violent neo-Nazi gang leader goes to prison for murder, where he has a transformative experience, giving him a new purpose—to save his younger brother from taking the same destructive path.
Avalon (expires 12/31/20)
Three generations of a Polish-Jewish family seek a better life in America.
A Bronx Tale (expires 11/30/20)
A boy's loyalties are divided between his dad and a hood.
The Color Purple (expires 12/31/20)
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. From 1909 to 1949, Celie (Goldberg--Ghosts of Mississippi), a Southern Black woman, gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love--despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.
Confirmation (expires 12/31/20)
Law professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in 1991.
Defiance (expires 12/31/20)
Three Jewish brothers lead a resistance movement against the Nazis during WWII.
Emma (expires 12/31/20)
A headstrong and privileged young woman meddles in people's romantic lives in a sleepy English town during the 1800s.
Empire of the Sun (expires 12/31/20)
A British boy gets trapped in Shanghai at the dawn of WWII and interned in a Japanese prison camp, where he uses the skills he learned from a soldier-of-fortune to survive the harrowing ordeal. At the end of the war, the spoiled child has become a man.
Enemy of the State (expires 11/30/20)
An unsuspecting lawyer's life is turned inside out by government agents after a friend slips him evidence regarding a congressman's murder.
Glory (expires 8/31/21)
A tribute to the Army's first black regiment, formed during the Civil War. Denzel Washington won his first Oscar, for Best Supporting Actor.
Hairspray (expires 12/31/20)
An unpopular but optimistic Baltimore high-school teen gets onto a local dance program which she eventually integrates, causing a scandal in the whole city.
Hope and Glory (expires 12/31/20)
Account of World War II through the eyes of an English boy who finds adventure and excitement in the blitz.
The Little Mermaid (expires 12/31/20)
A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human in order to land the man of her dreams, even though her father has forbidden her to swim to the surface.
Miracle at St. Anna (expires 12/31/20)
The story of four black American soldiers in Italy during World War II. Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Pierfrancesco Favino, Valentina Cervi. Directed by Spike Lee.
Monster's Ball (expires 11/30/20)
A woman (Halle Berry) falls for a prison guard following her husband's execution. Billy Bob Thornton, Peter Boyle, Heath Ledger.
Rebel Without a Cause (expires 11/30/20)
James Dean stars in a movie that shocked the United States with a performance that still electrifies the screen twenty-five years after his untimely death prior to the film's release. In this archetypal drama of teenage angst and rebellion, three high school students who should lead idyllic lives in their stable, comfortable suburban families explode with a violence and sexuality that their parents cannot understand. This film--which ripped the façade from the post-war American dream to expose the rage of the country's youth--resonates with an energy that has made it a modern classic and a powerful coming-of-age story.
Saving Private Ryan (expires 12/31/20)
A U.S. Army captain leads a mission to rescue a GI trapped behind enemy lines in France on D-Day after all three of the soldier's brothers are killed in action. As the search commences, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis.
Sling Blade (expires 11/30/20)
Chilling tale about Karl Childers, a simple man who befriends a troubled family after being released from a mental institution.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (expires 12/31/20)
Walt Disney's pioneering first feature-length animated film, based on the Grimm tale about a princess, seven dwarves, a jealous queen with a poisoned apple and Prince Charming.
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (expires 12/31/20)
Film version of the animated TV series about four potty-mouthed third-graders living in a small Colorado town.
The Stepford Wives (expires 8/31/21)
An independent woman discovers something amiss in her new town, where all the wives are perfect and seem programmed to please their husbands.
Steve Jobs (expires 8/31/21)
Steve Jobs prepares for three different public presentations of era-defining technologies.
Think Like a Man (expires 8/31/21)
Men conspire to turn the tables on their female partners, who have been taking love advice from a book by Steve Harvey.
WALL-E (expires 12/31/20)
Oscar-winning CGI-animated delight about the misadventures of the last robot on Earth, circa 2800, who romances a sleek, high-tech android.
What Men Want (expires 8/31/21)
A female sports agent gains the ability to read men's inner thoughts after meeting a psychic but in her competitive line of work will it be a blessing or a curse?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (expires 12/31/20)
“Cartoon noir” following a detective trying to clear the name of a toon rabbit framed for murder. A blend of live action, animation and allegory set in 1947 Los Angeles.