Video Services

Video Services

Video Services


For a full list of films acquired in the past three weeks click here.

It's not too late to request a film be put on reserve for Fall 2020. For more information see below.*

Scary movies to watch for Halloween

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Notable movies on systemic racism, racial justice, and anti-racism, available at PUL

Below is a list of films that can be found in the Princeton University video collection.

Get Out (2018) directed by Jordan Peele  A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.  There are some awkward conversations about their interracial relationship in the first part of the movie but later, everything takes a dark twist and we find the racism which lurks beneath coming to the fore.  Available in PU collection through Recap.

Do The Right Thing (1989), directed by Spike Lee  "The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise.  Available in PU collection: DVD 2095.

Fruitvale Station (2013), directed by Ryan Coogler  This biographical drama stars Michael Jordan and tells the story of the 2009 death of Oscar Grant who was shot by a police officer called Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California.  Oscar Grant crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Based on a true story.  Available in PU collection: DVD 8897.

Freedom Riders (2010), directed by Stanley Nelson This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.  Available in PU collection: DVD 5907.

I Am Not Your Negro (2016) directed by Raoul Peck  Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.  Available in PU collection: DVD 10814.

Mayday Panthers (1996), Third World Newsreel  Newsreel footage of a public Black Panther demonstration held on May 1, 1969 in honor of Huey Newton.  Available in PU collection:  DVD 3706.

*Video Reserves

Video Services is now accepting video reserve requests for the Fall 2020 semester.  Requests to have films digitized for class can be sent directly to Barbara McLaughlin,, or entered into the library Ares system. If you have any questions regarding the video streaming service or would like more information please call 609-258-0739.  Please visit our Reserves section for more information.

Below are a list of websites that are offering FREE films for you and your family to watch during these stay-at-home times.

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To stream for free:
  1. Open the HBO GO app or go to on your computer. ...
  2. TV device: Choose Browse in the upper-left (looks like a group of boxes), then choose Home (from the menu).
  3. Find the row of titles labeled 'Stream for free: No subscription required. ...
  4. Choose what you'd like to watch.