Recommended DVDs in the CSU Library

  • Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh, starring Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom (wonderful BBC TV series)
  • Bad education = La mala educación. by Pedro Almodóvar (great Spanish film)
  • The housekeeper, directed by Claude Berri, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Emilie Dequenne, Brigitte Catillon (French romantic comedy)
  • Noises off directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott (classic comedy)
  • Goodbye Lenin! directed by Wolfgang Becker (very funny German film)
  • Death in Venice, directed by Luchino Visconti (wonderful, wonderful film)
  • The Blues Brothers, directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi (great music)
  • My brilliant career, directed by Gillian Armstrong, starring Judy Davis and Sam Neill (Australian classic, Judy Davis won a BAFTA for this film)
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: across the 8th dimension! starring John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum (Science fiction spoof)
  • Strictly ballroom, directed by Baz Luhrmann starring Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter (great feel good comedy)
  • Avalon directed by Mamoru Oshii (science fiction film about a virtual war game)
  • Dances with wolves, directed by Kevin Costner (Costner’s only great film)
  • Captain Corelli’s mandolin, directed by John Madden, starring Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz
  • About a boy, directed by Paul Weitz, starring Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz
  • The son’s room, directed by Nanni Moretti (deeply moving Italian film – very good)
  • 8 women, starring Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart (wonderful French comedy)
  • Sleepless in Seattle, directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan (romantic comedy)
  • Run Lola run, directed Tom Tykwer (great German thriller)
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead, directed by Tom Stoppard, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Roth, Gary Oldman (so very good)
  • Nowhere in Africa, starring Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich (wonderful film – a personal favourite)

Check the CSU Library catalogue for location details.Enjoy!

3 thoughts

  1. Hello,

    We have a copy of Winterschlafer (Winter sleepers) directed by Tom Tykwer in the Library collection. It is available on video. It’s a very good film. We also have his 1999 film The princess and the warrior on DVD – I haven’t seen this film

    You might be interested in looking at Tom Tykwer’s web site at

  2. What a treat! I adored Brideshead Revisited when it screened on ABC about 20 years ago. Wonderful to see that it is now available on DVD and in the Library. I plan to watch it over the summer when exams are over. Thanks for buying this.

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