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Leisure Materials and Resources: Swank Digital Campus

Streaming Services as valuable academic, leisure, and mental health resources.

Pepperdine University Libraries offer a variety of valuable streaming services. These services not only help to supports academics but also provide beneficial resources for mental health, wellness, professional development, and leisure pursuits. 

Swank Digital Campus

Pepperdine Libraries has a subscription to Swank Digital Campus, bringing 100 feature films instantly to faculty, staff, and students at the click of a button. Watch an array of feature films from a variety of genres, diverse filmmakers, and world cinema. 

Below are Swank film recommendations.

Swank Digital Campus Film Recommendations: Classic Cinema

Swank Film Recommendations

Up your film knowledge, impress your friends, and discover new perspectives by watching these coveted films available on Swank.

Title: Sunset Boulevard 

Director: Billy Wilder 

Year: 1950

Title: Chinatown 

Director: Roman Polanski 

Year: 1974

Title: Sayonara

Director: Joshua Logan

Year: 1957

Title: The Godfather 

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Year: 1972

Title: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Director: Blake Edwards 

Year: 1961

Title: Thelma & Louise 

Director: Ridley Scott 

Year: 1991

Title: Singin' in the Rain 

Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly 

Year: 1952

Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Year: 1968

Title: Fiddler on the Roof

Director: Norman Jewison

Year: 1971

Title: It Happened One Night

Director: Frank Capra

Year: 1934

Title: Vertigo

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Year: 1958

Title: The Shawshank Redemption

Director: Frank Darabont

Year: 1994

Swank Digital Campus Film Recommendations: Romantic Films and Comedy Selections

Title: You've Got Mail

Director: Nora Ephron 

Year: 1998

Title: It's Complicated 

Director: Nancy Meyers 

Year: 2009


Title: Love & Basketball 

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Year: 2000

Title: The Young Victoria

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Year: 2009

Title: The Great Gatsby

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Year: 2013

Title: Lars and the Real Girl

Director: Craig Gillespie

Year: 2007

Title: As Good As It Gets 

Director: James L. Brooks

Year: 1997

Title: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

Director: Richard Lester

Year: 1966

Title: Clueless

Director: Amy Hecklering

Year: 1995

Title: Ocean's Eleven

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Year: 2001

Swank Digital Campus Film Recommendations: Social Issues and History

Title: A Doll's House 

Director: Patrick Garland

Year: 1973

Title: Fruitvale Station 

Director: Ryan Coogler 

Year: 2013


Title: Selma

Director: Ava DuVernay

Year: 2014


Title: Thirteen Days 

Director: Roger Donaldson

Year: 2000


Title: Woman in Gold

Director: Simon Curtis 

Year: 2015

Title: The Color Purple 

Director: Steven Spielberg

Year: 1985

Title: Do The Right Things

Director: Spike Lee 

Year: 1989

Title: On the Basis of Sex

Director: Mimi Leder

Year: 2018

Title: If Beale Street Could Talk

Director: Barry Jenkins 

Year: 2019

Title: Crash 

Director: Paul Haggis

Year: 2004

Title: A Raisin in the Sun

Director: Daniel Petrie

Year: 1961

Swank Digital Campus Film Recommendations: World Cinema and Director Spotlights

Title: Sin Nombre

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Year: 2006

Title: Like Water for Chocolate 

Director: Alfonso Arau

Year: 1992

Title: Ai Weiwei: Never Story 

Director: Weiwei Ai 

Year: 2014

Title: Ghost in the Shell

Director: Mamoru Oshii

Year: 1995

Title: Chocolat 

Director: Lasse Hallström

Year: 2001

Director: John Singleton 

Film: Boyz N the Hood 

Director Fun Fact: He was the first African-American to be nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Director.

Director: Ryan Coogler  

Film: Fruitvale Station  

Director Fun Fact: Is the youngest director to direct a film for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the film Black Panther. Films include a protagonist that has experience in juvenile detention or the prison system. Frequently works with cinematographer Rachel Morrison who With her Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography for Mudbound, she became the first woman to be nominated.

Director: David Fincher  

Film: The Social Network 

Director Fun Fact: Known for his perfectionist tendencies, often shooting scenes dozens or even hundreds of times to get it exactly right.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow  

Film: The Hurt Locker 

Director Fun Fact: In 2010, she became the first woman in Oscar history to win the Best Director award.

Director: Sofia Coppola  

Film: Lost in Translation 

Director Fun Fact: In 2004 she became the first American woman ever nominated for the best director Oscar.

Director: Jane Campion 

Film: The Piano 

Director Fun Fact: Became the second female to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Director category for her film The Piano.