Celebrate #ThrowbackThursday with some retro streaming video! OverDrive has a wonderfully nostalgic selection of titles from the 50s – 90s. Here are just a few examples from each decade:
- At First Sight – Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino star in this romantic drama about a blind man who regains his sight.
- Embrace of the Vampire – 90s TV It Girl Alyssa Milano is a college freshman pursued by a seductive vampire who loved her in a past life.
- Sophie’s Choice – Meryl Streep delivers an Oscar-winning performance as a Nazi concentration camp survivor.
- Highlander – An immortal Scottish swordsman battles an immortal barbarian. THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE!
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The ultimate horror classic about a group of friends who encounter a chainsaw-wielding murderer and his cannibalistic family.
- Capricorn One – When a NASA Mars mission doesn’t go as planned, the team decides to fake the landing.
- In the Heat of the Night – Sidney Poitier stars as a police detective asked to investigate murder in a racially hostile southern town. This film won 5 Oscars.
- Planet of the Apes – Astronauts crash on a planet in the distant future where apes are the rulers.
- The Man with the Golden Arm – Frank Sinatra received an Oscar nomination for his part in this tale about a card dealer struggling with addiction.
- Home Town Story – A former state legislator takes over a newspaper in order to take on big business, but a tragedy forces him to re-examine his views. Features Marilyn Monroe.
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Michelle Ross is a Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive.