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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.

105 Films.

SomersaultSomersault (2004)
Visually impressive though underwritten account of a fragile Australian teenager who flees her home for the wider world after being caught in bed…
DVD $20 (reserved for Shahir)
George WashingtonGeorge Washington (2000)
With impressionistic widescreen photography, this low–key coming–of–age film frames its North Carolinan setting as the key player…
DVD $20 (reserved for Shahir)
Love and BasketballLove and Basketball (2000)
Engaging romantic drama about two next–door neighbours in Los Angeles who each pursue their basketball careers before eventually falling for…
DVD $35
Love's Labour's LostLove's Labour's Lost (1999)
Untiring Shakespearean–enthusiast Kenneth Branagh, labours his latest adaptation: the Bard’s sparkling early comedy made over as a 30s…
DVD $35
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
Velvet GoldmineVelvet Goldmine (1998)
An intriguing, visually sensational 'faction' history of 70s British 'glam' music, centring itself on the rise and nosedive of Ziggy–type…
DVD $20 (replacement)
FlubberFlubber (1997)
Robin Williams again gets the character–chemistry right in a reprise of the classic Absent–Minded Professor, the inadvertent inventor of…
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
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
CarringtonCarrington (1995)
Titular tomboy Emma Thompson finds inexplicable desire for fellow 'Bloomsbury groupie' and effette intellectual Lytton Strachey in this academic…
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
LondonLondon (1994)
The giant dichotomy that is London is exposed by counter–pointing post–card imagery with Paul Scofield's narration of the ironic,…
DVD $35 (w/ Robinson in Space)
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
Strawberry and ChocolateStrawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate) (1994)
Oscar–nominated for Best Foreign Film 1995, a red–blooded conservative is befriended by a gay communist who challenges his prejudices.…
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
Tina - What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
A loving tribute to that ageless soulstress, Tina Turner. Succeeds thanks to high–octane performances from Angela Bassett and Larry Fishburne…
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
Peter's FriendsPeter's Friends (1992)
British stiff–upper–lip spin on the BIG CHILL with Kenneth Brannagh and friends. They come across as something of a lacklustre lot,…
DVD $35
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
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
Ren and Stimpy (TV Series)Ren and Stimpy (TV Series) (1991-1995)
The ground–breaking cartoon misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat that turned animation and good taste on its ear, and inspired a…
DVD $35 (Series 1 & 2)
Riff RaffRiff Raff (1990)
A warts–and–all exploration of the barely–working class focusing on a group of nomadic Northerners who find work on a London…
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
Crimes and MisdemeanorsCrimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Premium Woody Allen combines the best of his comedic and dramatic worlds. Martin Landau, Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow and Woody himself do justice to…
DVD $35
Miracle MileMiracle Mile (1989)
Anthony Edwards has 60 minutes in which to contemplate a phone call that claims to be the instigation of an imminent nuclear assault. A good crack at…
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…
DVD $35
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
Belly of an Architect, TheBelly of an Architect, The (1987)
Brian Dennehy excels as an American architect who faces a mid–life crisis while setting up his exhibition in Rome. Oblique yet trenchant and of…
DVD $35
Boyfriends and GirlfriendsBoyfriends and Girlfriends (My Girlfriend's Boyfriend) (1987)
Through a series of deceptions and misunderstandings, four Parisians come to discover their true feelings for each other. Entrancing tale of…
DVD $35
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
I've Heard the Mermaids SingingI've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
A naive and self–conscious woman lands a job in an art gallery and grows to idolise the chic and sophisticated female curator. Quirky parable…
DVD $35
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
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
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
VagabondVagabond (1985)
Award–winning drama that artfully presents poetic moments from young vagabond Sandrine Bonnaire’s last month alive, listlessly drifting around…
DVD $35
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
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)
Square Pegs (TV Series)Square Pegs (TV Series) (1982-1983)
Sassy high school comedy from the early 1980's centred around Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Linker as two awkward teenage girls desperate to be…
DVD $35
Postman Always Rings TwicePostman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Highly–charged remake of the steamy film–noir classic.
DVD $35
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…
DVD $35
Champ, TheChamp, The (1979)
Franco Zeffirelli's sentimental remake of the 1931 Academy Award–winning film stars Jon Voight as a debt–ridden Florida…
DVD $35
WKRP in Cincinatti (TV Series) WKRP in Cincinatti (TV Series) (1978-1982)
American pop culture of the late 70's is captured in this easy–going ensemble sitcom that follows the misadventures of the staff of a…
DVD $35 (Season 1)
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…
DVD $35
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
Helter SkelterHelter Skelter (1976)
Frightening dramatisation of the Manson Family murders in Los Angeles, that in Steve Railsback (THE STUNTMAN) finds an actor capable of conveying…
DVD $35
Silver StreakSilver Streak (1976)
Considered the first and best pairing of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, this is an unusual yet relaxed mix of comedy, romance, action thriller and…
DVD $35
SybilSybil (1976)
Sally Field gives a tour–de–force performance in this profoundly disturbing dramatisation of the life of a woman who developed 17…
DVD $35
Night MovesNight Moves (1975)
Underrated private–eye yarn with Gene Hackman tracking down a then very young Melanie Griffith. Intelligent fare that leads to a stunning…
DVD $35
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
Freebie and the BeanFreebie and the Bean (1974)
A genre–twisting cop film from the dir. of THE STUNT MAN, that has cops Caan and Arkin in pursuit of a gangster and leaving an immense trail of…
DVD $35
That's EntertainmentThat's Entertainment (1974)
A jolly good compendium of MGM musical highlights that nutshell the magic of the productions and the times they were made, and judiciously cut out…
DVD $35
Candidate, TheCandidate, The (1972)
Incisive political satire sees idealist Robert Redford run for the Senate, but finds his good intentions usurped by the system and the needs of…
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
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)
Boys in the BandBoys in the Band (1970)
Set at a hilarious and fractious birthday party, this look at the life of a group of gay men in the 70s captures the bawdy tenor of the times, with…
DVD $35 (replacement)
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 inhabitants: …
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
Finian's RainbowFinian's Rainbow (1968)
Completely whimsical latter–day musical sees Irishman Fred Astaire popped–down in the American South to tackle racial injustice with the…
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
Collector, TheCollector, The (1965)
Terence Stamp plays a disturbed butterfly collector who kidnaps a girl in the hope that she will grow to love him. Truly memorable chiller maintains…
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
Pawnbroker, ThePawnbroker, The (1965)
Rod Steiger gives a career–best performance as a Jewish pawnbroker whose new life in Spanish Harlem conjures haunting images of his Nazi prison…
DVD $35
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
Tingler, TheTingler, The (1959)
B–movie classic in which mad doctor Vincent Price conjures the 'physical form of fear itself', and lets the damned thing run amok! With bizzaro…
DVD $35
Auntie MameAuntie Mame (1958)
Classic Oscar–nominated showcase for Rosalind Russell, as a colourful, high–living rouser who educates her 10yr old nephew in the ways of…
DVD $35
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
Voyage to ItalyVoyage to Italy (Journey to Italy) (1953)
A meditative journey through the landscapes of Italy, accompanying Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders in the midst of a breakup. The ongoing drama of…
DVD $35
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)
Asphalt Jungle, TheAsphalt Jungle, The (1950)
Brute force and eloquent dishonesty intersect as different walks of low–life are helplessly drawn to the ultimate heist, engineered by German…
DVD $35
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
Force of EvilForce of Evil (1948)
Fascinating film noir in which crooked lawyer John Garfield turns on the mob to finance his gambling debts. This fiercely masculine morality tale is…
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
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
Seventh Victim, TheSeventh Victim, The (1943)
One of the finest of producer Val Lewton’s low–budget RKO horror films, here investing a tale of satanists at work in NYCs Greenwich Village…
DVD $35
Cat PeopleCat People (1942)
Producer Val Lewton's most celebrated low–budget horror evokes a disturbing atmosphere of repression and menace with shadows, music and the…
DVD $35
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
Women, TheWomen, The (1939)
They gossip! They bitch! They cackle! What does one expect with a cast of 135 women. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell head the…
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
EcstasyEcstasy (1932)
Hedy Lamarr came to world attention in this 1932 film, playing a sexually–frustrated bride who goes on a fifteen minute nude romp in an alpine…
DVD $35
TabuTabu (1931)
A beautifully filmed romantic tragedy based on a simple Pacific island folk tale. Poetry and sensuality is startlingly evoked through the play of…
DVD $35
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
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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