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Film List

Here is a list of films compiled by David Campion, with some supplemental suggestions from the British Film Institute (BFI). Pick one for your term project. Again—be sure that you can access the film and that you can find analysis of the film and its topics/themes in published secondary sources before you commit to the film for your project.

List of films by era and/or topic: Additional information on selected films at Campion's The Making of Modern Britain” course page.

Resources for finding films

  • UW Tacoma Library (see directions below for finding streaming films)
  • Public libraries: Tacoma Public Library, Pierce County Library, Puyallup Library, King County Library, Kitsap Public Library, Seattle Public Library
  • Internet Archive: the Internet Archive may contain films that are out of copyright or unavailable via commercial streaming platforms
  • this site allows you to search a film title and see what proprietary subscriptions (such as Netflix, HBO, etc.) include it for streaming.

Find Videos & Streaming Videos in the UW Libraries

A collection of documentaries, feature films, and television shows on DVD are available to browse and check out at the first floor of the Suzzallo Library and Odegaard Library's Must See Movies collection. Other media can be found through UW Libraries Search. 
Follow these steps to locate videos in the UW Libraries.
1.  Go to UW Libraries Search Advanced Search
2.  Select the Show Only: Articles, Books, and More drop-down menu and select UW Libraries.  

3.  Type your title or topic into the search box.  Select the Material Type drop-down menu and select Audio & VideoSearch.

3.  Select Show More to see the list of material types available in your search results.

4.  Check the resource types you want to see and select Apply Filters. Choose the eAudio & eVideo option for streaming.

5.  The items in your result list are identifiable by icon and heading (videocassette, DVD video, Evideo, etc.).  Streaming video titles are indicated with the EVIDEO heading.  Follow the links to request or access the video.   


Starting Points: Journal Articles

Starting Points: Film Primary Sources