2013 Staff Film Picks

In late 2013, Skokie Public Library staff were asked to select their favorite feature films, documentaries and television shows viewed during the year. Here are the results!

Click on the format designation to check the status of the film in the Skokie Public Library catalog. And, in case you missed them, it's not too late to see our Annual Staff Picks for books, films, and music from 2002 to the present!


Cover of Frankenweenie  
Frankenweenie. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Fruitvale Station. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Mindy Project. Season 1. 2013.
DVD
Robot & Frank. 2012.
DVD
Safety Not Guaranteed. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Pitch Perfect. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Amita L.
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Mud. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Pacific Rim. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray and 3D
Silver Linings Playbook. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Way Way Back. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Somewhere. 2010.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Annabelle M.
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Blue Jasmine. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Enough Said. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
42: The Jackie Robinson Story. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Reluctant Fundamentalist. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Way Way Back. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Brick Lane. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Anne O.
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Best older movie discovered this year...
Eleni. 1985.
VHS
               Selected by Bill N.
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The Conjuring. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Heat. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Now You See Me. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Safe Haven. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
White House Down. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

American Horror Story. Asylum. The Complete Second Season. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Bill O.
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Blue Jasmine. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
East. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
42: The Jackie Robinson Story. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Hyde Park on the Hudson. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Lincoln. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Bruce B.
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Captain Phillips. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Don Jon. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Side Effects. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
12 Years a Slave. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Warm Bodies. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Quartet. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Cecilia C.
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Amour. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Birders: The Central Park Effect. 2013.
DVD
Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season. 2012.
DVD
Fill the Void. 2012.
DVD
The Hollow Crown. Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. 2012.
DVD

Best older movie discovered this year...

A Woman Under the Influence. 1974.
DVD
               Selected by Cheryl S.
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The Act of Killing. 2013.
DVD
Before Midnight. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Gravity. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Something in the Air. 2012.
DVD

Best older movie discovered this year...

Le Havre. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Chris B.
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The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure. 2013.
DVD
Smash. Season 1. 2012.
DVD

Best older movies discovered this year...

Bully. 2011.
DVD
Divan. 2003.
DVD
               Selected by Dina K.
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Kon-Tiki. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Sapphires. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
This is the End. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
2 Guns. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Warm Bodies. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Butter. 2011.
DVD
               Selected by Emily C.
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Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season. 2012.
DVD
Downton Abbey, Season 3. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Upstairs, Downstairs: Season 2. 2012.
DVD
What Maisie Knew. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movies discovered this year...

The Pool. 2007.
DVD
The Topp Twins. 2009.
DVD
               Selected by Jessica G.
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Hava Nagila: The Movie. 2012.
DVD
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Words. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movies discovered this year...

Homeland The Complete First Season. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Newsroom. The Complete First Season. 1997.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Julie M.
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Amour. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Any Day Now. 2012.
DVD
Fill the Void. 2012.
DVD
The Gatekeepers. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Way Way Back. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movies discovered this year...

Goodbye Solo. 2008.
DVD
London River. 2009.
DVD
               Selected by Lee L.
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Before Midnight. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Blue is the Warmest Color. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Side Effects. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Spectacular Now. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Weekend. 2011.
DVD
               Selected by Louise T.
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Anna Karenina. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Life of Pi. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Mr. Selfridge: Season One. 2013.
DVD
2 Days in New York. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movies discovered this year...

Dancing Dreams. 2010.
DVD
Where Do We Go Now? 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Lukie M.
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Despicable Me 2. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Gravity. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Justified: Season Four. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Nashville: The Complete First Season. 2013.
DVD
White House Down. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Born Yesterday. 1950.
DVD
               Selected by Lynnanne P.
Cover of The Wall  
In the House. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Wall. 2012.
DVD
What Maisie Knew. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Marilee H.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Ender’s Game. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Moneyball. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Mikael J.
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Don Jon. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Elysium. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Ender’s Game. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Thor. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
World War Z. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Before Sunrise. 1995.
DVD
               Selected by Mike S.
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The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Call the Midwife. Season 2. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Agatha Christie’s Poirot. The ABC Murders. 1992.
DVD
               Selected by Nancy H.
Cover of Doctor Who  
Before Midnight. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Much Ado About Nothing. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Pacific Rim. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray and 3D
Short Term 12. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Miss Minoes. 2001.
DVD
               Selected by Sharon W.
Cover of Room 237  
Hannah Arendt. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Hollow Crown. Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. 2012.
DVD
Room 237. 2012.
DVD
Shakespeare Uncovered. 2013.
DVD

Best older movies discovered this year...

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. 2010.
DVD and Blu-ray
Hitler’s Children. 2011.
DVD
               Selected by Steven J.
Cover of The East  
The East. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Stoker. 2013.
DVD and Blu-ray
Top of the Lake. 2013.
DVD

Best older movie discovered this year...

Borgen: The Complete First Season. 2011.
DVD
               Selected by Toby G.