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MTV Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 86 works in 365 publications in 4 languages and 28,580 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Biographical films  Sports films  Fiction  Nonfiction films  Action and adventure films 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by MTV Films (Firm)
Freedom Writers by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives, This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves
Napoleon Dynamite by Jared Hess( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon Dynamite is a new kind of hero, complete with a tight red 'fro, sweet moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon spends his days drawing mythical beasts and avoiding his scheming Uncle Rico. When two new friends enter Napoleon's life - shy Deb and mustachioed Pedro - the trio launches a campaign to elect Pedro for class president and make the student body's wildest dreams come true. But Napoleon will have to unleash his secret weapon
Coach Carter by Thomas Carter( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Richmond High School basketball star Ken Carter returns to his alma mater as their coach and immediately sets down high standards of accountibility that are soon challenged by the players, the school, and the community
Save the last dance by Thomas Carter( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina decimated by the accidental death of her mother, Sara Johnson is forced to move from Lemont, a quiet Chicago suburb, to her father's ghetto apartment on Chicago's gritty south side. When she meets Derek, a popular black student with a passion for hip hop and a future brighter than his troubled past, her repressed ambition and sorrow are released through a revitalized interest in the cathartic and expressive power of dance
Murderball by Dana Adam Shapiro( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about tough, highly competitive quadriplegic rugby players. These men have been forced to live life sitting down, but in their own version of the full-contact sport, they smash each other in custom-made gladiator-like wheelchairs
Election by Alexander Payne( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civics teacher Jim McAllister is worried: obnoxious, perennial overachiever Tracy Flick looks likely to win the student body presidency--she is running unopposed. Seeking to inject some democracy into the process, he persuades nice but dim football hero Paul Metzler to stand against her. This merely makes Tracy even more determined to win, and when Paul's alienated younger sister Tammy joins the race, leads her to use extreme measures to guarantee success. Meanwhile, Mr. McAllister's life becomes increasingly complicated as he strays from the principles he teaches. Politics is rarely pretty, but the students and faculty at Carver High are about to find out just how ugly it can get
Footloose by Kevin Bacon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ren MacCormack moves from Boston to the small town of Bomont, where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out. Bomont's councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore responded by invoking ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizes the town, and falls in love with the minister's troubled daughter, Ariel
The longest yard by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former pro football quarterback suddenly lands in a maximum security prison. Using fellow inmates, he must put together a motley group of cons to play a no-holds-barred grudge game against the sadistic guards
Hustle & flow by Craig Brewer( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DJay, a very smalltime streetwise Memphis hustler and pimp, lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Though DJay has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused--employed to keep his 'girls' producing. A chance encounter with Key, a sound engineer, spurs DJay to find a voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Chasing his musical dream transforms DJay, but opening the door to success demands one last hustle--if he's ever going to flow
Bad grandpa( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Knoxville reprises his Jackass role as 86-year-old Irving Zisman. Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his eight-year-old grandson Billy. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants, funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons, and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy
The Fighting Temptations by Beyoncé( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darren is a New York ad executive who travels to a small town in the deep south after receiving word that his aunt has left him a sizable inheritance. Darren is informed that he will only receive the money if he successfully leads a local gospel choir to victory at an upcoming competition. Darren takes on the task of finding the best singers in town and forming the group. There, he meets Lilly, a single mother who not only possesses an incredible voice but also the ability to warm Darren's cold heart
Stop-loss by Kimberly Peirce( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. He tries to resume the life he left behind with the help and support of his family and his best friend, Steve Shriver, who served with him in Iraq
Orange County by Jake Kasdan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit
ÆonFlux by Karyn Kusama( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

400 years in the future, when disease has wiped out the majority of the earth's population except for one walled, protected city-state: Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. The story centers on Aeon Flux, the top operative in the underground Monican rebellion, led by the Handler. When Aeon is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets
The perfect score( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined not to let the S.A.T. exam unfairly define their lives, six wildly different teens devise a way to get the perfect score. Kyle wants to be an architect, but his scores are too low to get into the school of his choice. Matty is heartbroken when he is rejected from the school that his girlfriend attends. Good girl Anna is pressured by her parents to excel in academics and remain innocent. Desmond is a basketball player who believes the exam is racist. Rounding out the group is gutsy Francesca and lonely Roy
Varsity blues( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A backup quarterback for a Texas high school football team must confront the pressures and temptations of being a sports star, including conflicts with his coach and his girlfriend, when the starting quarterback is injured
Tupac : resurrection( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and career of infamous rapper Tupac Shakur, told entirely in his own words
The original kings of comedy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concert film featuring performances by four major African American stand-up comedians. Includes backstage footage and interviews
Dance flick by Wei yang si( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet, innocent Megan's ballet dreams are shattered when she is forced to attend an inner-city high school where she meets Thomas, a young hip-hop dancer from the wrong side of the tracks. With a new crew of friends, this suburban girl with no street 'cred, ' has to step up her game and achieve her dreams in the mother of all dance-offs
Crossroads by Tamra Davis( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of their senior prom, Lucy and her once-close childhood friends -- Kit and Mimi -- reunite to dig up a time capsule they buried together as little girls. Mimi's wants to make good on her childhood dreams; leaving their small town for fame and fortune in Los Angeles. Though Lucy and Kit are reluctant to join her, they decide to tag along, agreeing to be chauffeured by Mimi's friend, Ben. As they trek across the country, plagued by car problems, dirty motels, and petty bickering, the three friends reveal meaningful secrets to each other
 
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Alternative Names
MTV Films Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

MTV 필름스

MTVフィルムズ

MTV電影公司

Languages
English (221)

French (12)

Italian (2)

Polish (1)

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Coach CarterSave the last danceElectionThe longest yardHustle & flowThe perfect scoreVarsity bluesTupac : resurrectionThe original kings of comedy