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Films Based on the Cold War
Call Number: Clarkston / Dunwoody - DVD PN1997.2 .B73 2007
Publication Date: 2007
When Eric O'Neill is promoted from a low-level surveillance job into the headquarters of the FBI, his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent is on the verge of reality. He is hand picked to work for the renowned operative Robert Hanssen within "information assurance," a new division created to protect all classified FBI intelligence.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .D621 2001 / Alpharetta - DVD PN1997 .D73 2001 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .D73 2004 / Dunwoody - DVD PN1997 .D73 2004 / Newton - DVD PN1997 .D73 2001
Publication Date: 1964
A satire in which the U.S. president and his military advisors struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears that the Russians are poisoning the water supply in the United States.
Fail Safe by
Call Number: Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .F3345 2000b
Publication Date: 1964
A computer malfunction causes nuclear-equipped American bombers to destroy Moscow and the president of the United States has to take terrible measures to appease the Soviets and prevent all-out nuclear war.
The Falcon and the Snowman by
Call Number: Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .F334535 2005
Publication Date: 1985
A disillusioned young man and his drug dealing friend, under the code names "Falcon" and 'Snowman" commit a brazen act of espionage, by selling some of America's most sensitive secrets to the KGB.
Good Night, and Good Luck by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997.2 .G667 2006 / Alpharetta, Clarkston, Dunwoody - DVD PN1997.2 .G63 2006
Publication Date: 2005
A vivid chronicle of CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow's battle with Sen. Joseph McCarthy over his Communist witch-hunts in the 1950s.
The Good Shepherd by
Call Number: Clarkston / Dunwoody - DVD PN1997.2 .G64 2007
Publication Date: 2006
An American intelligence officer's youthful idealism is slowly eroded by his growing suspicion of the people around him.
Kiss Me Deadly by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .K576 2001 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .K5695 2001 / Dunwoody - DVD PN1997 .K5695
Publication Date: 1955
A detective gives a ride to a half-naked girl, who is abruptly killed by thugs. Almost killed himself, the detective tries to solve the murder.
The Manchurian Candidate by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .M3613 2004 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .M357 2004 / Dunwoody - DVD PN1997.2 .M36
Publication Date: 1962
A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for three nightmarish days of experimental drug-and-hypnosis-induced conditioning to carry out the orders of the enemy upon release.
North by Northwest by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .N66 2000 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .N67 2009 / Dunwoody / Newton - DVD PN1997 .N67 2004
Publication Date: 1959
An ad exec pursues-and is pursued by-foreign spies from New York to the top of Mount Rushmore in this monumental Hitchcock classic highlighted by the famed crop-duster sequence.
* Also available on SWANK Digital Campus
One, Two, Three by
Call Number: Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .O58 2003
Publication Date: 1961
Berlin, after the Second World War: C.R. MacNamara presides over the German branch of Coca-Cola, dreaming of being promoted to London, by capturing the untapped Russian market. His plans for advancement run into a snag, when he is asked to watch over the boss' ditsy, impulsive 17 year-old daughter.
* Also available on Film on Demand
On the Beach by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .O5 2000 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .O524 2014
Publication Date: 1959
A group of survivors attempt to live normal lives in post-apocalyptic Australia, waiting for the inevitable arrival of killer radiation.
The Quiet American by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997.2 .Q547 2003 / Clarkston - PN1997.2 .Q53 2003
Publication Date: 2002
A story that led to the events of the United States military involvement in Vietnam. Here, a love triangle between a British journalist, his mistress, and a mysterious CIA operative evolves into a much greater mystery that eventually leads to murder and deception.
Seven Days in May by
Call Number: Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .S463 2000
Publication Date: 1964
At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?
Shutter Island by
Call Number: Alpharetta - DVD PN1997.2 .S5736 2010
Publication Date: 2010
When U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn.
John Le Carré's Smiley's people by
Call Number: Dunwoody - DVD PN1997 .S5956 2002
Publication Date: 1982
Based on the novel by John Le Carré ; sequel to his Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .S6836 2008 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .S6357 2004 / DVD PN1997 .S6357 2008
Publication Date: 1965
A burnt-out British spy defects to East Germany as a ruse to feed false information to the government.
The Third Man by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997 .T454 1999 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997 .T438 2007 / Dunwoody - DVD PN1997 .T438 1999
Publication Date: 1949
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime-- and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder.
Thirteen Days by
Call Number: Alpharetta - DVD PN1997 .T439 2001
Publication Date: 2000
Inspired by the real-life events that took place in the Kennedy White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
For thirteen extraordinary days in October, 1962, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by
Call Number: Atlanta - DVD PN1997.2 .T56 2012 / Alpharetta - DVD PN1997.2 .T565 2012 / Clarkston - DVD PN1997.2 .T565 2012
Publication Date: 2011
At the height of the Cold War, a former agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service is called back to root out a Russian spy who has infiltrated the organization's highest levels.
Torn Curtain by
Call Number: Atlanta - Video Tape PN1997 .T677 1999
Publication Date: 1966
A tale of international espionage, scientist Michael Armstrong attends a congress in Copenhagen in this Cold War thriller.