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Adopt-a-Movie (suggestions)

A sample list of titles that we do not currently have on DVD rental that you can "adopt" as part of the AroVideo library preservation and expansion scheme. Click Adopt-a-Movie for more information.

109 Films.

Forbidden Room, TheForbidden Room, The (2015)
Maverick director Guy Maddin applies his wild and deliciously demented imagination to this fantastic fantasy, telling a range of almost…
Forest for the Trees, TheForest for the Trees, The (Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen) (2003)
Impressively insightful German drama following an idealistic young teacher who starts a job at a Karlsruhe school and contends with her own…
Butcher Boy, TheButcher Boy, The (1998)
Despairing yet distinctive black comedy depicts the insanity implicit in a boy's view of his small town in Ireland, circa 1962. Adopts a lurid…
DVD $35
In the Company of MenIn the Company of Men (1997)
The year's most–discussed filmic skirmish in the war of the sexes is also one of its more outrageous black comedies. Two corporate exec's on…
DVD $35
Matchmaker, TheMatchmaker, The (1997)
Political aide Janeane Garofalo is sent to an Irish coastal village to find or contrive some cosy, voter–friendly heritage for her senatorial…
Surviving PicassoSurviving Picasso (1997)
Anthony Hopkins acts his beret off in this portrait of the insatiable, cantankerous Spanish genius and the trail of emotional devastation he left…
DVD $35
East Side StoryEast Side Story (1996)
Enchanting curiosity draws back the Iron Curtain to detail the history of the Communist musical! Focus on the Russian, East German, and…
DVD $35
Funny BonesFunny Bones (1995)
A fascinating ode to laughter and the business of laughter. After failing on the cut–throat Las Vegas circuit, would–be comic Oliver…
DVD $35
RestorationRestoration (1995)
Golden–age English past is again revisited, to when debauched King Charles II was re–throned and decadence reigned. Robert Downey Jnr,…
DVD $35
New Age, TheNew Age, The (1994)
Peter Weller and Judy Davis are a restless, avaricious L.A. couple who seek fortune and/or meaning in their lives. Another icy, cynical hybrid of…
DVD $35
Separation, TheSeparation, The (1994)
Isabelle Huppert and Daniel Auteuil provide a class double–act for this moving, mature portrait of a middle–class Parisian couple who put…
DVD $35
Raining StonesRaining Stones (1993)
Bittersweet portrait of a debt–ridden labourer's quest to outfit his daughter in extravagant regalia for her first communion. Cruel, real yet…
DVD $35
Conte D'hiverConte D'hiver (A Winter's Tale) (1992)
A whirlwind romance ends abruptly for a young woman when she accidentally gives her lover a wrong address. Four years pass and she remains possessed…
DVD $35
La Vie De BohemeLa Vie De Boheme (1992)
An achingly deadpan treatment of the book that served as the basis for Puccini's opera. Ironically romantic portrait of deadbeat, impoverished…
DVD $35
Public Eye, ThePublic Eye, The (1992)
Fascinating 40s film noir homage with Joe Pesci in a taylor–made role as a tabloid photographer whose seedy contacts enable him to be first on…
Adjuster, TheAdjuster, The (1991)
Eliptical and seductive fifth feature from one of cinema's most original talents. Two 'adjusters' – an insurance assessor, and his wife, a film…
Cage/CunninghamCage/Cunningham (1991)
A document of the extraordinary 50–year collaboration between avant–garde composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham, who…
DVD $35
Dark Backward, TheDark Backward, The (1991)
Weird black comedy about a hopeless stand–up comic (Judd Nelson) who finds that the third arm growing from his back is his ticket to the…
Five Heartbeats, TheFive Heartbeats, The (1991)
A bright and snappy musical biopic accounting the rise and fall of a '60s R&B/soul quintet, based loosely on the career of the 'The Dells'.
DVD $35
Gas, Food, LodgingGas, Food, Lodging (1991)
Delectable romantic tale of life in a truck–stop town for mom and two teenage daughters adds up to much more than the sum of its incidental…
DVD $35
Meeting VenusMeeting Venus (1991)
Glenn Close plays a Swedish diva (miming to our Dame Kiri) entangled in personal and political problems whilst leading in Wagner's Tannhauser.
DVD $35
Rapture, TheRapture, The (1991)
Mimi Rogers, in a tour–de–force performance, trades in her lurid sex romps for spiritual ecstasy. Her rocky road from sin to redemption…
DVD $35
Van GoghVan Gogh (1991)
The ultra–naturalistic style of Maurice Pialat may not seem the best choice for a costume drama about probably the most–often filmed…
Longtime CompanionLongtime Companion (1990)
Spirit–lifting work chronicles a decade in the lives of a group of gay men and their freinds who become personally affected by AIDS.
DVD $35
Time of the GypsiesTime of the Gypsies (1990)
A fascinating and unconventional glimpse at gypsy life in pre–revolution Yugoslavia. It follows the fortunes of a supernaturally–gifted…
DVD $35
ParentsParents (1989)
Frightening piece of horror kitsch about a boy who suspects his parents are cannibals. Splendid, stylised direction and set design make this a…
DVD $35
HanussenHanussen (1988)
Klaus Maria Brandauer adds to his list of distinctive roles in this allegedly true tale of an Austrian soldier who recovers from shotgun wounds and…
World Apart, AWorld Apart, A (1988)
True account of a teenage girl's isolated upbringing in aparteid–torn South Africa, whose obsessed mother is jailed for political activism in…
DVD $35
AnguishAnguish (1987)
What starts off as a run–of–the–mill slasher suddenly takes a turn into a highly effective movie–within–a–movie.…
DVD $35
Bellman and TrueBellman and True (1987)
From the director of RICHARD III, an intriguing little thriller whose main character, an alcoholic computer expert, is drawn into the world of…
DVD $35
DudesDudes (1987)
A wacky road movie about a trio of New York punks who attempt to get to LA in a VW. They bargain on fame and fortune, but end up with serious…
Eyes on the Prize (TV Series)Eyes on the Prize (TV Series) (America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965) (1987)
Award–winning, definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions…
DVD $35
Family ViewingFamily Viewing (1987)
A technically basic yet highly original film that weaves director Egoyan's obsessive themes – technology, voyeurism, dysfunction – into…
DVD $35
IshtarIshtar (1987)
Notoriously expensive offbeat comedy.
OrphansOrphans (1987)
Two delinquents attempt to rob a gangster, but tables turn to a point where he becomes their friend and mentor. Powerhouse drama.
DVD $35
Tough Guys Don't DanceTough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
This curious black comedy–come–film noir enigma will provide fascinating viewing for some. Based on the director's novel, it marked a…
DVD $35
Whales of August, TheWhales of August, The (1987)
A gently homespun slice of life in one's final years, with the joyous presence of late cinema icons Bette Davis, Lillian Gish and Vincent Price.
Down and Out in Beverly HillsDown and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Street bum Nick Nolte moves in to the plush home of neurotic fat cat Richard Dreyfuss and family, to amply comedic effect.
Max Mon AmourMax Mon Amour (1986)
Charlotte Rampling does her stuff... with a chimpanzee called Max? A very dry comedy with some decidedly dicey morality about Man and his closest…
DVD $35
Working GirlsWorking Girls (1986)
A frankly realistic, 'fly–on–the–wall' insight into the daily lives of women working in a high–class New York brothel.…
DVD $35
AlwaysAlways (Always...But Not Forever) (1985)
One–man–movie–machine Henry Jaglom transforms his own divorce into one of his typically witty naturalistic comedies. The couple…
DVD $35
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy DeanCome Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean (1985)
The repressed anxieties and memories of five women are triggered when they congregate to celebrate their childhood hero, James Dean. Stunningly…
Great Wall, AGreat Wall, A (The Great Wall is A Great Wall) (1985)
The first American film to be shot in China follows a Chinese–American computer executive (the director) and his family to Peking where they…
DVD $35
Stuff, TheStuff, The (1985)
Witty consumerist parable from low–budget maestro Larry Cohen about a new dessert product, which turns out to be lethal. Call it…
WetherbyWetherby (1985)
Haunting psychodrama with Vanessa Redgrave and Judi Dench as guests at a dinner party that is overshadowed by a repressed tragedy which threatens to…
DVD $35
Comfort and JoyComfort and Joy (1984)
Another likeable and quirky comedy from Bill Forsyth, about a disc–jockey who becomes involved in a mob feud over a mobile ice–cream…
Love StreamsLove Streams (1984)
Rarely–seen film by indie iconoclast John Cassavetes, described by some as he at his self–indugent worst, but praised in other quarters…
My New PartnerMy New Partner (Les Ripoux) (1984)
The genial Phillipe Noiret plays a slobbish corrupt cop saddled with a straight–laced partner in this hilarious caper comedy. It's a delight…
DVD $35
Fourth Man, TheFourth Man, The (1983)
Jeroen Krabbe is a gay alchoholic writer prone to hallucinations who suspects his hairdresser of triple murder. Weird and stylish…
DVD $60 (out-of-print rarity)
Hand, TheHand, The (1981)
Michael Caine stars in this early Oliver Stone mess (still suffering from shell–shock?) as a cartoonist whose severed hand goes about murdering…
Postman Always Rings TwicePostman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Highly–charged remake of the steamy film–noir classic.
DVD $35
Breaking GlassBreaking Glass (1980)
This relic from the (post) punk era has nostalgic interest, though Hazel O’Connor in the central role has neither quite the charisma nor musical…
CruisingCruising (1980)
Controversial, grimy thriller places cop Al Pacino undercover in New York's gay community in an effort to ensnare a serial killer, but the job begins…
GloriaGloria (1980)
Rowlands is devastating as a gangster moll who runs from the Mob after taking protective custody of a neighbour's son, whose parents have fallen…
Thank God It's FridayThank God It's Friday (1978)
Disco Sucks! Essential 70's retro viewing in this one–night–on–the–town comedy. Appearances by the Commodores, Donna Summer…
Goodbye Girl, TheGoodbye Girl, The (1977)
One of writer Neil Simon's best comedies, contrives another odd couple into sharing a New York apartment: downheel actor Richard Dreyfuss and…
Front, TheFront, The (1976)
Woody Allen in a rare pure acting role plays a young cashier asked to 'front' for a blacklisted writer during the McCarthy era. Satire at its most…
DVD $35
SquirmSquirm (1976)
A storm–toppled powerline drives large (and vicious) sandworms out the surrounding swamp–waters, terrifying the local populace in this…
DVD $35
Welcome to L.A.Welcome to L.A. (1976)
A discouraged rock composer finds solace in a number of one–night stands. An arresting, provocative tale of life at the mercy of the…
One Day at a Time (TV Series)One Day at a Time (TV Series) (1975-1984)
Very popular, appealing primetime sitcom about a divorced mother raising two teenage daughters in an apartment in Indianapolis. Filmed in front of a…
DVD $35 (Season 1)
Seven BeautiesSeven Beauties (1975)
Wimpish Casanova Giancarlo Giannini is cast wherever the winds of WWII fling him: eventually into a German concentration camp run by Shirley Stoler…
DVD $35
Bigger Splash, ABigger Splash, A (1974)
A whimsical, unconventional doco, interweaving the somewhat vacuous daily life of English painter David Hockney and his retinue, with the formal…
DVD $35
Fritz the CatFritz the Cat (1972)
Robert Crumb's infamous cartoon feline indulges his foul–mouthed, oversexed adventures in this sordid Hollywood feature that the author…
DVD $35
GumshoeGumshoe (1972)
Albert Finney plays an amateur P.I. in this early comedy from Dir. Stephen Frears.
DVD $35
Touch of Class, ATouch of Class, A (1972)
George Segal and Glenda Jackson (in an Oscar–winning performance) strike up the right chemistry in this British romantic comedy in which their…
DVD $35
All in the Family (TV Series)All in the Family (TV Series) (1971-1979)
Iconic American sitcom from the 1970's centred around the life of working–class bigot Archie Bunker and his family in Queens, New York. The…
DVD $35 (Season 1)
WandaWanda (1970)
The sole writing/directing credit of Barbara Loden, whose command of verite storytelling is matched by her own astonishing performance as a feckless…
Where's Poppa?Where's Poppa? (Going Ape) (1970)
George Segal becomes determined to hurry along the demise of his ultra–demanding, super–senile 87 year–old mom (Ruth Gordon). Few…
DVD $35
Phantom Tollbooth, ThePhantom Tollbooth, The (1969)
Young lad Butch Patrick gets a ‘magic tollbooth’ which transports him into the crazed animated world of Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny), whose…
DVD $35
Plot Against Harry, ThePlot Against Harry, The (1969)
Repentent racketeer Harry Plotnik is released from jail, but his plans to go legit in New York's Jewish community become inadvertently thwarted by…
DVD $35
I Love You, Alice B. ToklasI Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968)
An affectionate poke at the 'tune–in, drop out' generation with Peter Sellers as an uptight lawyer who falls in love with a young hippie.…
DVD $35
Oedipus RexOedipus Rex (1967)
Striking visual achievement, filmed amidst the Moroccan desert and Bologna, describes the Oedipal tale of a tortured soul who murders his father and…
DVD $35
SecondsSeconds (1966)
Boldly experimental thriller from the director of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, in which a bored businessman opts for a new, 'more fulfilling' identity…
DVD $35
Fists in the PocketFists in the Pocket (1965)
A ferocious intensity pervades this bitter yet utterly startling tale of a family afflicted with epilepsy, blindness and frustration, unafforded the…
DVD $35
Night of the IguanaNight of the Iguana (1964)
Tennessee Williams–scripted brew of melodrama, old–style religion and sexual repression sees defrocked priest/alcoholic Richard Burton…
Night of the EagleNight of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn) (1962)
A successful academic (Peter Wyngarde) plumbs a prime teaching post at an English village idyll, causing a flurry of petty jealousies among the…
DVD $35
LolaLola (1960)
Irresistible 'New Wave' confection breezily spins its romantic tale around the alluring presence of Anouk Aimee, here a cheery cabaret–dancer…
DVD $35
Attack of the 50ft WomanAttack of the 50ft Woman (1958)
After a close–encounter, Allison Hayes starts growin' while her sleazeball husband philanders the town hussy. Bad special FX, charismatic…
Room at the TopRoom at the Top (1958)
Matters sexual are treated with rare maturity in this landmark British drama about an ambitious clerk who sacrifices his true love in order to marry…
Baby DollBaby Doll (1956)
After success with STREETCAR, Kazan tackled another squalid Tennessee Williams tale of sex, jealousy and obsession. Karl Malden, Eli Wallach and…
DVD $35
Hollywood or BustHollywood or Bust (1956)
Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin try to crash the Hollywood lifestyle, in frenzied style.
KismetKismet (1955)
An Arabian–Nights style musical, with Howard Keel attempting to woo wicked wizar's wife Ann Blyth.
DVD $35
Land of the PharaohsLand of the Pharaohs (1955)
High–camp spectacle about treachery in ancient Egypt during the building of the great Pyramid has procured something of a cult following, with…
Rancho NotoriousRancho Notorious (1952)
Lively and interesting Western about a vengeful gunman who search brings him to the ranch of sultry saloon mistress Marlene Dietrich.
DVD $35 (for Dan @ Rancho)
She Wore a Yellow RibbonShe Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Cavalry officer John Wayne is about to retire on the eve of impending war with Indians. Followed by RIO GRANDE.
DVD $35
Fort ApacheFort Apache (1948)
The first film of Ford's cavalry trilogy tells of a maverick martinet (Henry Fonda) at odds with his peers and the Injuns. Followed by SHE WORE A…
DVD $35
Letter from an Unknown WomanLetter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Joan Fontaine waxes regretfully in a letter to her object of infatuation, a womanizing concert pianist (dishy Louis Jourdan) in late 19th Century…
DVD $35
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream HouseMr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Reliably entertaining comedy has newlywed city slickers Cary Grant and Myrna Loy attempt to live in the quiet countryside.
DVD $35
Body and SoulBody and Soul (1947)
Vital companion–piece to FORCE OF EVIL with John Garfield again lined up for the fall, as a naive, get–ahead young boxer whose propensity…
Two Mrs Carrolls, TheTwo Mrs Carrolls, The (1947)
Bogie plays the baddie in this tense psychodrama – a mad artist who paints his female models before killing them. Barbara Stanwyk is the latest…
DVD $35
Farewell My LovelyFarewell My Lovely (Murder, My Sweet) (1944)
An iconic 'noir' whose unsavoury storyline is taken from Raymond Chandler's classic novel. Powell plays a detective dragged into a murky case of…
Cabin in the SkyCabin in the Sky (1943)
Landmark musical presents a 'faux–negro' folk story accompanied by the sophisticated musicianship of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and…
DVD $35
I Walked with a ZombieI Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Incandescent spook story about a nurse who unleashes historical and spiritual demons when called out to a Caribbean island. Its scare value may have…
DVD $35
Les Visiteurs Du SoirLes Visiteurs Du Soir (1942)
Two of the Devil's henchmen are dispatched to a fairytale–like 15th century castle with an eye to corrupting its inhabitants, especially a pair…
Sergeant YorkSergeant York (1941)
A wartime classic about a real–life pacifist turned WW1 hero. Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his vivid portrayal.
DVD $35
SuspicionSuspicion (1941)
One of Hitch's first American films uses the artificial charms of Cary Grant to strangely sinister effect, as a manipulative playboy whom wife Joan…
Waterloo BridgeWaterloo Bridge (1940)
Vivien Leigh's follow–up performance to GONE WITH THE WIND is cited as her favourite. It's a sumptuous romantic tragedy about war–torn…
DVD $35
Destry Rides AgainDestry Rides Again (1939)
James Stewart is once again a mild–mannered law–man while Marlene Dietrich makes her most sensational Hollywood turn as exotic saloon…
DVD $35
Jour Se Leve, LeJour Se Leve, Le (Daybreak) (1939)
A renowned example of 'poetic realism', Jean Gabin gives another consummate performance as a doomed anti–hero. His tragic story is told in…
DVD $35
Prince and the PauperPrince and the Pauper (1937)
Fine adaptation of Mark Twain's immortal tale of two disparate young look–alikes who trade places.
DVD $35
Follow the FleetFollow the Fleet (1936)
Astaire & Rogers musical that marked a career peak for the pair after TOP HAT. Irving Berlin scores.
DVD $35
Swing TimeSwing Time (1936)
A fine example of Fred and Ginger's magical screen partnership, their sixth together, weaving the music of Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, into…
DVD $35
Crime and PunishmentCrime and Punishment (1935)
Modest adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel about a criminology student turned murderer who becomes tortured with remorse.
DVD $35
Sylvia ScarlettSylvia Scarlett (1935)
Katharine Hepburn looks smashing as a boy in this cross–dressing flop that was reappraised in the 1960s as a lost classic, with a unique style…
DVD $35
Merry Widow, TheMerry Widow, The (1934)
Out of cold–blooded patriotism to his homeland Marshovia, gadabout Maurice Chevalier attempts to seduce millionairess Jeanette MacDonald into…
Diary of a Lost GirlDiary of a Lost Girl (1929)
Exceptional follow–up to the eye–opening PANDORA’S BOX, with Louise Brooks again provoking disorder with her unrestrained vitality and…
DVD $35
Jazz Singer, TheJazz Singer, The (1927)
Historically important as the first–ever 'talkie' (ie. sound–film), featuring synchronised singing in several numbers. Al Jolson plays…
WingsWings (1927)
Renowned silent film represents the epic struggles of the allied airforces in WWI, with brilliant aerial sequences, battle recreations and several…
DVD $35
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