Good Movies & Music
Ahoy Matey! Films on the High Seas
Based on the Book: Hallmark Hall of Fame Adaptations
of Popular Novels
Dark, Dark Comedies
Date Night: Movies to Curl Up with for a Cozy Night
For the Kid in You: Good Guys, Bad Guys, Monsters, and
Magic of All Kinds
Gangsters, Thugs, and Underworld Figures
Out: Chick Flick Movies That Make Your Heart Go Pitter
Give It 110%: Great Sports Movies
Movies You Might Have Missed—the 90s and
Gutsy Gals on Film: Movies Featuring
On the Fringes: Movies featuring
You Saw the Movie, Now Read the Book
You Saw the Movie, Now Read the Book: The Sequel
As Seen on TV
These booklists were prepared by library staff. © They
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Websites for Movies, TV, Theater, & Music
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Oscar's homepage, lots of information about the
Academy as well as links to past winners and nominees.
After Hours Film Society
A not-for-profit organization that presents foreign,
independent, and classic films at the Tivoli Theatre
in Downers Grove, IL on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each
month. The website has reviews of most films in their
archives as well as reviews of upcoming films in the
American Film Institute
A variety of top 100 movie lists, including the newest,
the 100 all-time greatest movies, and more.
Essential art house films.
Based in Chicago, Facets is a leading national media arts organization whose mission is to preserve, present, distribute, and educate about film.
Selected to The National Film Registry, Library of
While these aren't necessarily the best films, these
are films of significant and lasting contribution to American
A website packed with streaming movies and episodes of your favorite television shows, all for free.
A website that promotes independent filmmakers and independent
Internet Movie Database
An internet source for movie reviews and facts, with
links to multiple outside sources.
Movie schedules and reviews. Moviefone has listings of
current movie show times and locations as well as some
brief reviews and tidbits.
Movie Review Query Engine
An easy-to-use website which gathers information from a variety of blogs, websites and databases to offer a wide range of reviews for films – classic, foreign, independent and documentary, as well as just released blockbusters!
National Film Board of Canada
Promotes Canadian films, with hundreds of films available free online, including documentaries, animation, and alternative dramas.
Movie reviews and more, including Ebert's great
movies list, articles about film genres and festivals,
as well as recent and forthcoming DVD releases.
Movie trailers, movie reviews, and new movie previews.
Guide to TV, movies, Internet.
Berlin Film Festival
Approximately 400 films are shown every year as part of the Berlin Film Festival’s public program, many of which are world or European premieres.
Cannes International Film Festival
Twenty films compete for the Palme d’Or, whose selection is the main event of this private festival every year in Cannes in the south of France.
Chicago International Film Festival
Held annually in October, the Chicago International Film Festival presents nearly 200 new films from 50 countries to the public.
Sundance Film Festival
Each January, the Sundance Film Festival screens 200 documentary, dramatic, and short films selected from more than 9,000 submissions for audiences in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.
Toronto International Film Festival
Nearly 400 films are shown at approximately 37 screens in downtown Toronto each September in this publicly attended, non-competitive film festival.
Tribeca Film Festival
Established in 2002 to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of Lower Manhattan after September 11, 2001, this spring festival offers moviegoers a wide variety of independent films including documentaries, narrative features and shorts, as well as a program of family-friendly films.
Venice Film Festival
The oldest film festival in the world, the Venice Film Festival has been held since 1932 and takes place in late August or early September as part of the Venice Biennale, a major exhibition and festival for contemporary art and architecture.
TV Guide Online
Zap2It TV Home
Downers Grove theater group.
Current information on the New York Theatre scene.
Theatre Mania: Chicago
All Music Guide
Find here ratings and reviews of classical and popular
music as well as background information on musicians.
This is the bible of the popular music industry. It
is a commercial site that also offers free access
news, reviews and more.
Local list of events occurring in the Chicagoland area. Features a concert finder that will find music events based on date, location, and musical tastes.
Comprehensive coverage including extensive reviews,
buying guide, composer information and more.
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge.
A large database of song lyrics.
Free streaming internet radio that finds a user new music based on the music they currently enjoy.
Music industry news and information.