Stephen Prince (born 1955) is an American film critic, historian and theorist. He has been Professor of Communication Studies and is now Professor of Cinema at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ("Virginia Tech"). His books include The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa (1991) and Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies (1998).
- The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa (1991, 2nd edition, 1999), Princeton University Press.
- Visions of Empire: Political Imagery in Contemporary American Films (1992), Praeger.
- Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film (1996; 6th Edition, 2012)
- Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies (1998), University of Texas Press;
- Screening Violence (2000), Rutgers University Press (Series: Rutgers Depth of Field Series).
- A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980-1989 (2002), University of California Press (Series: History of the American Cinema, Book # 10)
- Classical Film Violence: Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 1930–1968 (2003), Rutgers University Press
- Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism (2009), Columbia University Press
- Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality (2011), Rutgers University Press
- Sam Peckinpah's 'The Wild Bunch' (1998), Cambridge University Press (Series: Cambridge Film Handbooks).
- The Horror Film (2004), Rutgers University Press.
- American Cinema of the 1980s: Themes and Variations (2007), Rutgers University Press (Series: Screen Decades: American Culture/American Cinema)
- Dowd, Katie (2019-01-14). "Why Netflix has such a terrible selection of classic movies". SFGate. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
- Compton, Michael. "The Grand Duel – Arrow Video Blu-ray Review". AiPT!. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
an incredibly informative audio commentary track by film historian Stephen Prince...