The Video Vault – Nov21

November 2021

Autumn is here, the leaves are turning & love is in the air. This month we feature dramas & rom-coms about love & romance, in many complicated forms.

Of course, we’ve also got a few Thanksgiving movies to get you ready for our national day of feasting & family.

Also, in honor of Memorial Day on 11/11, we’re featuring a selection of movies set during World War I.

Put on your sweater, sip some cider & enjoy this month’s movie collection!

Love & Romance In The Movies

Love Story
A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing – and then tragedy strikes.
Love & Basketball
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
Brokeback Mountain
Ennis and Jack are two shepherds who develop a sexual and emotional relationship. Their relationship becomes complicated when both of them get married to their respective girlfriends.
The Photograph
A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present.
The Big Sick
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.
Long Shot
Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
Notting Hill
The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.
When Harry Met Sally
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Isn’t It Romantic?
A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
The Broken Hearts Gallery
After a break-up, a young woman decides to start a gallery where people can leave trinkets from past relationships.
Sleepless In Seattle
A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.
Moonstruck
Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.
Romancing The Stone
A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue.
Sid & Nancy
The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
The Virgin Suicides
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.
The Crying Game
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier’s world.
Adventureland
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a ‘nowhere’ job at his local amusement park, only to find it’s the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
From Here To Eternity
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit’s team, while his captain’s wife and second-in-command are falling in love.

World War I Movies

Paths Of Glory
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
1917
April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Wonder Woman
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Flyboys
The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country’s first fighter pilots.
Johnny Got His Gun
In this tragic, dark, anti-war satire, a patriotic young American in WW1 is rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack. Trapped in what’s left of his body, he desperately looks for a way to end his life.
The Lost Battalion
Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I.

Thanksgiving Movies

Hannah & Her Sisters
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah’s husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
The Ice Storm
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle-class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
House of Yes
A mentally unbalanced young woman – who is convinced she is Jackie Kennedy – flies into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he is engaged.

These movies are presented in their unedited form as inspiration for Film students and faculty. Some content may be for mature audiences, and viewers should use their own discretion when selecting a film. All ideas presented in these films are the views of their respective creators, and the sharing of these films does not represent an endorsement of the content, filmmaker biography or history of these films by Lesley University faculty or staff.