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The Sony Pictures Classics Collection

Bring The Sony Pictures Classics Collection—available to the educational market only from Alexander Street—to your film studies patrons.  The collection contains the most studied and important films of the last 25 years and no film program is complete without these essential titles. 

Since 1993, the Sony Pictures Classics catalog has received over 100 Academy Award® nominations and has won 33 Oscars®, including 5 Best Documentary winners and 13 Best Foreign Language Films.  

Now available to the educational market only from Alexander Street, The Sony Pictures Classics Collection offers the best of world cinema from the 1990s to today with a strong documentary emphasis and many Oscar® winning films from filmmakers like Wim Wenders, Ang Lee, Jeff Nichols, Mike Leigh, Asghar Farhadi, Roman Polanski, Michael Haneke, Jim Jarmusch, David Cronenberg, Errol Morris, Ingmar Bergman, Pedro Almodovar, and more.

There are three options for licensing The Sony Pictures Classics Collection:

  • Sony Pictures Classics Premium Collection—includes the top 40 titles
  • Sony Pictures Classics Essential Collection—comprised of the top 100 titles
  • Sony Pictures Classics Complete Collection—all 300 available titles for the most comprehensive collection


See an overview of the database with links to guides, tutorials, and more. Visit the Libguide.

Highlights include:

Available only to US academic institutions.