Click on a category below to see related films.

All

15 Minutes

2001 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: John Herzfeld

Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns

DramaThriller

15 Minutes is a 2001 American crime action thriller directed by John Herzfeld and starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns. Its story revolves around a homicide detective (De Niro) and a fire marshal (Burns) who join forces to apprehend a pair of Eastern European murderers (Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov) videotaping their crimes in order to become rich and famous. The title is a reference to the Andy Warhol quotation, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Both Burns and De Niro are great.

39 Steps, The

1935 (UK)
86 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim

MysteryThriller

While on vacation in London, Canadian Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) becomes embroiled in an international spy ring related to the mysterious "39 steps." Then he meets agent Annabella Smith (Lucie Mannheim), who is soon killed in his apartment. He must elude the police, who are hunting him for murder, while he tries to stop Professor Jordan (Godfrey Tearle) from sending secrets out of the country. Hannay is assisted by Pamela (Madeleine Carroll), an unwilling accomplice who discovers the truth.

400 Blows, The

1959 (FRANCE)
99 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud

BioDramaForeignFrench

The 400 Blows (French: Les Quatre Cents Coups) is a 1959 French film which is the debut of director François Truffaut. It stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character.

8-1/2

1963 (ITALY)
138 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée

DramaFantasyForeignItalian

8 1⁄2 is a 1963 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director who suffers from stifled creativity as he attempts to direct an epic science fiction film. Shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo, the film features a soundtrack by Nino Rota with costume and set designs by Piero Gherardi. Its title refers to its being Fellini's eighth and a half film as a director. His previous directorial work consisted of six features, two short segments, and a collaboration with another director, Alberto Lattuada, treated as a "half" film. 8 1⁄2 won the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design (black-and-white). Acknowledged as an avant-garde film and a highly influential classic, it was among the top 10 on BFI The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, ranked third in a 2002 poll of film directors conducted by the British Film Institute It is now considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. (Wikipedia. Our copy is a Criterion edition, thus the best DVD rendition of this film that you can find.

About a Boy

2002 (USA)
minutes

Director: Fred Weitz, Paul Weitz

Starring: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult

Comedy

Will Freeman lives a serene and luxurious lifestyle devoid of responsibility in London thanks to substantial royalties left to him from a successful Christmas song composed by his father. Will begins attending a support group, called SPAT (Single Parents Alone Together), for single parents as a way to meet women. His plan succeeds and he meets Suzie. Will brings Suzie on a picnic where he meets Marcus, the 12-year-old son of Suzie's friend, Fiona.

About Last Night

1986 (USA)
minutes

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore

Comedy

When Danny meets Debbie at Mother Malone's ("Mother's"), a bar in the Chicago Gold Coast, the two start a relationship from a one-night stand. Witty dialogue, smart look at relationships in the 80's.

Absence of Malice

1981 (USA)
minutes

Director: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Wilford Brimley

Drama

This is one of the best Paul Newman movies ever made. He is sharp, cool, handsome, smart. And his rapport with Sally Fields is explosive. Absence of Malice tells the story of Michael Gallagher (Paul Newman), the son of a dead Mafia boss who discovers that he has become a front-page story in the local Miami newspaper, indicating that he is being investigated for a murder he didn’t commit. Sally Field is the reporter who creates the story.

Absence of Malice Review

Absolute Power

1997 (USA)
minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

Thriller

Absolute Power is a 1997 American political thriller film produced by, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood as a master jewel thief who witnesses the killing of a woman by Secret Service agents. This is one of Clint's best films. All the other actors are perfect and Gene Hackman is brilliant as always.

Admission

2013 (USA)
minutes

Director: Paul Weitz

Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd

Comedy

Straight-laced Princeton University Admissions Officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is caught off guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by a former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). It is very funny and deals with a very hot topic: college admissions.

Agony and the Ecstasy, The

1965 (USA)
minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Charleton Heston, Rex Harrison

DramaHistory

This Hollywood version of Michelangelo and Pope Julius II is worth seeing just for the fun of all the shots of the Sistine and in order to watch Heston and Harrison set up their great confrontations. Harrison is not bad as Julius….big…tall..handsome…egomaniacal. But Heston as the small unattractive Michelangelo is hopelessly wrong. But it is still fun to see.

Alfie

1966 (UK)
minutes

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Michael Caine

DramaRomance

This is the 1966 version with Michael Caine. Alfie tells the story of a young womanising man who leads a self-centred life, purely for his own enjoyment, until events force him to question his uncaring behaviour, his loneliness and his priorities. He cheats on numerous women, and despite his confidence towards women, he treats them with disrespect and refers to them as "it", using them for sex and for domestic purposes. Alfie frequently breaks the fourth wall by speaking directly to the camera narrating and justifying his actions.

All About Eve

1950 (USA)
minutes

Director: Joseph Mankiewcz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

Drama

This is one of the best Hollywood films ever made. The script is brilliant, witty, and fast-paced. The actors are all perfect. The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships. The film co-stars George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and features Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates and Walter Hampden.

All About Eve

All About My Mother

1999 (SPAIN)
101 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Starring: Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz

Drama

Won Academy Award as best Foreign Film. The film centers on Manuela, an Argentine nurse who oversees donor organ transplants in a hospital in Madrid and single mother to Esteban, a teenager who wants to be a writer. On his seventeenth birthday, Esteban is hit by a car and killed while chasing after actress Huma Rojo for her autograph following a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire, in which she portrays Blanche DuBois. Manuela has to agree with her colleagues at work that her son's heart be transplanted to a man in A Coruña

All About My Mother Review

All About Steve

2009 (USA)
minutes

Director: Phil Traill

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper

Comedy

Mary Horowitz, a crossword puzzle writer for the Sacramento Herald, is socially awkward and considers her pet hamster her only true friend. Her parents decide to set her up on a blind date. Mary's expectations are low, as she tells her hamster. Mary is pleasantly surprised when her date turns out to be handsome and charming Steve Miller, a cameraman for the television news network CCN. It is a sweet little film and Bullock and Bradley are both great.

All the President’s Men

1976 (USA)
minutes

Director: Alan Pakula

Starring: Robert Redford, Dustan Hoffman, Jack Warden

Drama

All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film about the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. Directed by Alan J. Pakula with a screenplay by William Goldman, it is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post. The film stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein.

All the President’s Men Review

Along Came Polly

2003 (USA)
minutes

Director: John Hamburg

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston

ComedyRomance

Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg, starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston in the lead roles. The story follow Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller), a tightly-wound newly-wed who finds his life falling into chaos when he discovers his wife cheating on him with a scuba diver on their honeymoon and then quickly finds himself falling in love with his old classmate, Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston). Both Stiller and Anniston are right on with laughs and some tears; this is a great USA comedy that did not get enough attention but it made a good profit.

Amarcord

1973 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Federico Felini

Starring: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Amarcord is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, a semi-autobiographical tale about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in the village of Borgo San Giuliano situated near the ancient walls of Rimini in 1930s Fascist Italy. The film's title is taken from Romagnolo phrase "a m'arcord" ("I remember"). I think it is the most perfect Fellini film. It is beautiful, charming, funny, full of wonderful characters, great music, and a real story of Italy in the 30s. Wonderful! (William Fredlund)

Amarcord Review

Amelie

2001 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou

ComedyForeignFrenchRomance

Amelie presents a depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. The film took in over $33 million in a limited theatrical release and is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States, and one of the biggest international successes for a French movie. IN FRENCH.

American Gigolo

1980 (USA)
minutes

Director: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton

Thriller

American Gigolo is a 1980 American crime drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader, and starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton. It tells the story about a high-priced male escort in Los Angeles who becomes romantically involved with a prominent politician's wife while simultaneously becoming the prime suspect in a murder case. American Gigolo Review

American Hustle

2013 (USA)
minutes

Director: David O. Russell

Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams

Drama

American in Paris, An

1951 (USA)
minutes

Director: Vicente Minnelli

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

DramaMusicalRomance

Amistad

1997 (USA)
minutes

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Morgan Freeman

Drama

And So it Goes

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Rob Reiner

Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton

DramaRomance

Anna Christie

1930 (USA)
minutes

Director: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo

Drama

Anna Karenina

1935 (USA)
minutes

Director: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, Fredric March

Drama

Any Which Way You Can

1980 (USA)
minutes

Director: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

ActionComedy

Arabesque

1966 (USA)
minutes

Director: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren

Drama

Arbitrage

2012 (USA)
minutes

Director: Nicholas Jarecki

Starring: Richard Gere

DramaThriller

Artemesia

1997 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Agnes Merlet

Starring: Valentia Servi, Michel Serrault

DramaForeignFrenchRomance

As Good As It Gets

1997 (USA)
minutes

Director: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

DramaRomance

Astaire and Rogers

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Warner Home Video

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

ComedyMusicalRomance

Augustus

2003 (UK)
minutes

Director: Roger Young

Starring: Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling

DramaHistory

Avenue Montaigne

2006 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Daniele Thompson

Starring: Cécile De France

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Awful Truth, The

1937 (USA)
minutes

Director: Leo McCarthy

Starring: Cary Grant, Irene Dunn

Comedy

The Awful Truth Review

Bad Education

2004 (SPAIN)
minutes

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Starring: Gael García Bernal

Drama

Band of Outsiders

1964 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur

Drama

Barcelona

1994 (USA)
minutes

Director: Whit Stillman

Starring: Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman

Romance

Barefoot Contessa

1954 (USA)
minutes

Director: Joseph Mankiewcz

Starring: Sophia Loren

DramaMystery

Bed and Board

1970 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud

ForeignFrench

Behind the Candelabra

2013 (USA)
minutes

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula

Drama

Bella

2006 (MEXICO)
minutes

Director: Alejandro Monteverde

Starring: Eduardo Verástegui

Drama

Belle de Jour

1967 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Catherine Deneuve

ComedyDrama

Ben-Hur

1959 (USA)
minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Charleton Heston

ActionEpic

Besieged

1998 (USA)
minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Thandie Newton, David Thewlis

Romance

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

2011 (USA)
minutes

Director: John Madden

Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith

ComedyDrama

Best of Me, The

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Michael Hoffman

Starring: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan

DramaRomance

Best of Youth, The

2003 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana

Starring: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni

ComedyDrama

Bicycle Thieves, The

1948 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani

CrimeDrama

Big Deal on Madonna Street

1958 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Mario Monicelli

Starring: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni

Crime

Big Sleep, The

1946 (USA)
116 minutes

Director: Howard Hawke

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

CrimeThriller

Bird

1988 (USA)
161 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Michael Zelniker, Diane Venora

BioDrama

Bitter Sugar

1996 (SPAIN)
105 minutes

Director: Leon Ichaso

Starring: René Lavan, Mayte Vilán

ForeignSpanish

Blood Work

2002 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston

CrimeDrama

Blume in Love

1973 (USA)
156 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: George Segal, Kris Kristofferson, Susan Anspach

ComedyDramaRomance

Bob Le Flambeur

1955 (FRANCE)
102 minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey

CrimeDrama

Boccaccio ’70

1962 (ITALY)
208 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren

FantasyForeignItalianRomance

Bon Voyage

2003 (FRANCE)
115 minutes

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu

DramaForeignFrenchMystery

Born Yesterday

1993 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Luis Mandoki

Starring: Melanie Griffith, John Goodman

ComedyRomance

Bounce

2000 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Don Roos

Starring: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow

DramaRomance

Brave One, The

2007 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Neil Jordan

Starring: Jodie Foster

CrimeDrama

Bread & Tulips

2000 (ITALY)
116 minutes

Director: Silvio Soldini

Starring: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz

ComedyForeignItalianRomance

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

1961 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard

Drama

Breathless

1960 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Jean Luc-Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

CrimeDramaForeignFrench

Bridge on the River Kwai

1957 (UK)
167 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness

DramaHistory

Bridges of Madison County, The

1995 (USA)
135 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley

DramaRomance

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

2004 (USA)
108 minutes

Director: Beeban Kidron

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

DramaRomance

Broadway Danny Rose

1984 (USA)
84 minutes

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow

Comedy

Brokeback Mountain

2005 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Ang Lee

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger

DramaRomance

Bronco Billy

1980 (USA)
119 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

DramaRomance

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

1972 (ITALY)
135 minutes

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Butterfield 8

1960 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: Daniel Mann

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey

Drama

Cabaret

1972 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Bob Fosse

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

DramaMusical

Camille

1936 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: George Cukor

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor

DramaRomance

Can-Can

1960 (USA)
141 minutes

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine

DramaRomance

Casablanca

1942 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

DramaRomance

Casanova

2005 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Starring: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons

DramaRomance

Casque D’or

1952 (FRANCE)
96 minutes

Director: Jacques Becker

Starring: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani

CrimeDramaForeignFrench

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1958 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Richard Brooks

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives

Drama

Catch and Release

2005 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Susannah Grant

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Sam Jaeger, Timothy Olyphant

ComedyDrama

Change-Up, The

2011 (USA)
118 minutes

Director: David Dobkin

Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds

ComedyFantasy

Changing Lanes

2002 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Roger Mitchell

Starring: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson

DramaThriller

Charade

1963 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

MysteryThriller

Children are Watching Us, The

1944 (ITALY)
90 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola

DramaForeignItalian

Children of Paradise

1945 (FRANCE)
190 minutes

Director: Marcel Carne

Starring: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault

DramaForeignFrench

Chocolat

2000 (UK)
121 minutes

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Starring: uliette Binoche, Judi Dench

DramaRomance

Ciao, Professore!

1992 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Lina Wertmueller

Starring: Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Cinema Paradiso

1988 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale

Drama

City Heat

1984 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander

CrimeDrama

Civilisation

1915 (USA)
88 minutes

Director: Reginald Barker

Starring: Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey

DramaFantasy

Class, The

2008 (FRANCE)
130 minutes

Director: Laurent Cantet

Starring: Francois Begaudeau

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Color of Money, The

1986 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise

Drama

Commare Secca, La

1962 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa

DramaForeignItalianMystery

Company, The

2003 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Robert Altman

Starring: Neve Campbell, James Franco

Drama

Conformista, Il

1970 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli

DramaForeignItalianThriller

Coogan’s Bluff

1968 (USA)
95 minutes

Director: Donald Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb

DramaThriller

Country Girl

1954 (USA)
104 minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly

DramaMusical

Crazy Stupid Love

2011 (USA)
140 minutes

Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore

ComedyDrama

Cromwell

1970 (UK)
145 minutes

Director: Ken Hughes

Starring: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

BioDramaForeignHistory

Damned, The

1969 (ITALY)
157 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Dirk Bogarde, Helmut Berger

Drama

Dangerous Beauty

1998 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: Marshall Herskovitz

Starring: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell

Drama

Dangerous Method, A

2011 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: David Cronenberg

Starring: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender

DramaThriller

Dark Passage

1947 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Delmer Daves

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

DramaThriller

Dark Victory

1939 (USA)
104 minutes

Director: Edmund Golding

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent

Drama

Date Night

2010 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey

ActionThriller

David’s Birthday

2009 (ITALY)
109 minutes

Director: Marco Filiberti

Starring: Alessandro Gassman, Maria de Medeiros

DramaForeignItalianMystery

Dead Pool, The

1988 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson

CrimeMystery

Deception

1993 (USA)
110 minutes

Director: Graeme Clifford

Starring: Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson

DramaMystery

Delicatessen

1991 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon

CrimeFantasyForeignFrench

Désirée

1954 (USA)
110 minutes

Director: Henry Koster

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons

BioHistory

Devil’s Advocate, The

1997 (USA)
146 minutes

Director: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino

MysteryThriller

Diabolique

1955 (FRANCE)
117 minutes

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot

DramaForeignFrenchMystery

Dial M for Murder

1954 (USA)
105 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly

CrimeThriller

Dinner Game, The

1998 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Francis Veber

Starring: Daniel Prevost

ComedyForeignFrench

Dirty Harry

1971 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Hal Holbrook

ActionThriller

Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The

1972 (FRANCE)
105 minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Jean-Pierre Cassel

DramaFantasyForeignFrench

Divorce, Italian Style

1961 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Pietro Germi

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Don’t Move

2004 (ITALY)
125 minutes

Director: Sergio Castellitto

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

1986 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler

Comedy

Dr. Strangelove

1964 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

ComedyFantasy

Dr. Zhivago

1965 (USA)
200 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie

DramaRomance

Duchess, The

2008 (UK)
110 minutes

Director: Saul Dibb

Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes

DramaRomance

Earrings of Madame de … , The

1953 (USA)
105 minutes

Director: Max Ophuls

Starring: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux

DramaRomance

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

2013 (USA)
105 minutes

Director: Richard Schieckel

Starring: Kevin Bacon, John Calley, Kevin Costner

Bio

Eastwood Factor, The

2010 (USA)
90 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood

Bio

Easy A

2010 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Will Gluck

Starring: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

Drama

Edgar, J.

2011 (USA)
140 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts

CrimeDrama

Elevator to the Gallows

1958 (FRANCE)
92 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet

CrimeForeignFrenchThriller

Elizabeth

1998 (USA)
126 minutes

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Eccleston, Geoffrey Rush

DramaHistory

Elizabeth: the Golden Age

2007 (UK)
115 minutes

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush

DramaHistory

Emma

1996 (UK)
123 minutes

Director: Douglas McGrath

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmox

Drama

Enemies: A Love Story

1989 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston

DramaRomance

Enforcer, The

1976 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino

CrimeThriller

Every Which Way but Loose

1978 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Action

Excalibur

1981 (USA)
140 minutes

Director: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

DramaFantasy

Excellent Cadavers

1999 (ITALY)
86 minutes

Director: Ricky Tognazzi

Starring: Chazz Palminteri, F. Murray Abraham

DramaThriller

Exodus

1960 (USA)
212 minutes

Director: Otto Preminger

Starring: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint

ActionDrama

Facing Windows

2003 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Fearless

1993 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Peter Weir

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Rosie Perez, Isabella Rossellini

Drama

Fellini, I’m a Born Liar

2002 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Damian Pettigrew

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Luigi ‘Titta’ Benzi

BioForeignItalian

Fellini’s Roma

1972 (ITALY)
128 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Firefox

1982 (USA)
136 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, Warren Clarke

ActionThriller

Flamingo Kid, The

1984 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Garry Marshall

Starring: Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo

Comedy

Flowers of St. Francis, The

1950 (ITALY)
89 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Severino Pisacane

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Francesco

1989 (ITALY)
158 minutes

Director: Liliana Cavani

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter

DramaForeignItalian

Friends With Money

2006 (USA)
88 minutes

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand

ComedyDrama

This is a witty movie about someone without money-Jennifer-living all the time around people who have a lot of money. As with all Aniston movies, either she is good and the film is then wonderful, or she is terrible and then the movie fails. This one works.

Fugitive Kind, The

1959 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward

DramaRomance

Funny Face

1957 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: tanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire

ComedyMusicalRomance

Gandhi

1982 (USA)
191 minutes

Director: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Trevor Howard, Candice Bergen

BioDrama

Garbo

2005 (USA)
85 minutes

Director: Christopher Bird, Kevin Brownlow

Starring:

Bio

Garbo, The Silents Collection

1927 (USA)
minutes

Director: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, Fred Niblo, Mauritz Stiller

Drama

The Temptress, Flesh and the Devil, The Mysterious Lady

Garbo, The Spy

2012 (USA)
87 minutes

Director: Edmon Roch

Starring: Nigel West, Mark Seaman, Xavier Vinader

HistoryThriller

Garden of the Fitzi-Continis, The

1970 (ITALY)
95 minutes

Director: Vittorio de Sica

Starring: Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Gauntlet, The

1977 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

CrimeThriller

Generale della Rovere, Il

1959 (ITALY)
138 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Hannes Messemer, Baronessa Barzani, Vittorio Caprioli

DramaForeignItalianWar

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

2011 (UK)
208 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

BioMusical

Giant

1956 (USA)
201 minutes

Director: George Stevens

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson

DramaRomance

Gigi

1958 (USA)
119 minutes

Director: Vincent Minnelli

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jordan

ComedyMusicalRomance

Girl From Paris, The

2001 (FRANCE)
103 minutes

Director: Christian Carion

Starring: Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Girl with a Pearl Earring, The

2003 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Peter Webber

Starring: Conlin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson

DramaRomance

Gladiator

2000 (USA)
171 minutes

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed

ActionDrama

Glory

1989 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

DramaHistory

Good Morning, Night

2003 (ITALY)
106 minutes

Director: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Good Wife, The

2010 (USA)
minutes

Director:

Starring: Julianna Margulies

Drama

Graduate, The

1967 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Mike Nichols

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Ross

DramaRomance

Gran Torino

2008 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley

Drama

Grand Hotel

1932 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Edmund Golding

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore

Drama

Grand Illusion, The

1937 (FRANCE)
117 minutes

Director: Jean Renoir

Starring: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo

DramaForeignFrench

Great Beauty, The

2013 (ITALY)
172 minutes

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Starring: Tony Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Verdone

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Great Expectations

1946 (UK)
118 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: John Mills, Valerie Hobson

ForeignMysteryRomance

Green for Danger

1946 (UK)
91 minutes

Director: Sidney Gilliat

Starring: Leo Genn, Alastair Sim, Trevor Howard

DramaForeignMystery

Guantanamera

1995 (SPAIN)
105 minutes

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Starring: Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra

DramaForeignRomanceSpanish

Harry and Tonto

1974 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn

ComedyDrama

Heartburn

1986 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson

ComedyDrama

Heights

2005 (USA)
98 minutes

Director: Chris Terrio

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close

Drama

Hereafter

2010 (USA)
129 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard

DramaFantasy

High Society

1956 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Charles Walters

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

MusicalRomance

History of Britain, A

2000 (UK)
minutes

Director: BBC

Starring: Simon Schama

ForeignHistory

History of Scotland, A

2008 (UK)
minutes

Director: BBC

Starring: Neil Oliver

ForeignHistory

Honkytonk Man

1982 (USA)
123 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire

ComedyDrama

Hours, The

2002 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman

Drama

Hud

1963 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal

DramaWestern

Hustler, The

1961 (USA)
135 minutes

Director: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason

Drama

I Am Love

2009 (ITALY)
120 minutes

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

I Could Never be Your Woman

2007 (USA)
97 minutes

Director: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Jon Lovitz

DramaRomance

I Fidanzati

1963 (ITALY)
77 minutes

Director: Ermanno Olmi

Starring: Carlo Cabrini, Anna Canzi

DramaForeignItalianRomance

I’m Not Scared

2003 (ITALY)
101 minutes

Director: Gabriele Salvatores

Starring: Giuseppe Cristiano, Mattia Di Pierro

CrimeDramaMystery

Ides of March, The

2011 (USA)
101 minutes

Director: George Clooney

Starring: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Drama

Il Mostro

1994 (ITALY)
112 minutes

Director: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Michel Blanc

CrimeRomance

Ingmar Bergman Makes A Movie

1963 (USA)
146 minutes

Director: Vilgot Sjöman

Starring: Ingmar Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand

BioForeign

Interpreter, The

2005 (USA)
108 minutes

Director: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn

CrimeMysteryThriller

Intimate Portraits, Grace Kelly

2011 (USA)
minutes

Director: Bob Jaffe

Starring: Grace Kelly

Bio

Invictus

2009 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon

BioDramaHistory

It Happened One Night

1934 (USA)
104 minutes

Director: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

ComedyRomance

It Started In Naples

1960 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio de Sica

ComedyDrama

It’s Complicated

2009 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin

ComedyDramaRomance

Jack Taylor – The Guards

2010 (USA)
83 minutes

Director: Stuart Orme

Starring: Iain Glen, Frank O'Sullivan

Crime

Jean de Florette

1986 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Claude Berri

Starring: Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil

DramaForeign

Joe Versus the Volcano

1990 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: John Patrick Shanley

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

ComedyRomance

Johnny Stecchino

1991 (ITALY)
122 minutes

Director: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli

ComedyCrimeRomance

Joy

2015 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: David O. Russell

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Drama

Jules and Jim

1962 (FRANCE)
105 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

DramaRomance

Juliet of the Spirits

1965 (ITALY)
137 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu

ComedyDramaFantasy

Middle-aged Giulietta (Giulietta Masina) grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio (Mario Pisu) when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past. Slightly skeptical, but intrigued, she visits a mystic who gives her more information -- and nudges her toward the realization that her husband is indeed a philanderer.

Juno

2007 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: Jason Reitman

Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner

ComedyDrama

When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy.

Just Married

2003 (USA)
95 minutes

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane

ComedyRomance

Tom (Ashton Kutcher) and Sarah (Brittany Murphy) are two lovebirds from different worlds. He's an average guy with a fondness for beer who works a low-level job, while she's an aspiring writer from a wealthy and cultured family. The disapproval of family and friends doesn't prevent the pair from marrying, but their disastrous honeymoon in Italy, with an unwelcome appearance by Sarah's ex-boyfriend, Peter (Christian Kane), nearly succeeds in tearing them apart.

Kate & Leopold

2001 (USA)
123 minutes

Director: James Mangold

Starring: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber

ComedyFantasyRomance

Kate McKay (Meg Ryan) is a modern day executive, a 21st century woman driven to succeed in the corporate world. Leopold, the third Duke of Albany, is a charming gent and bachelor of the late 18OOs. With career and social expectations looming, each has grown cynical about the very notion of falling in love. But when a rip in the fabric of time thrusts Leopold into present day New York, the potential for an old-fashioned modern romance ignites.

Kelly’s Heroes

1970 (USA)
149 minutes

Director: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles

ActionComedyWar

In the midst of World War II, an array of colorful American soldiers gets inside information from a drunk German officer about millions of dollars worth of gold hidden on enemy soil. Kelly (Clint Eastwood), a private with the platoon, devises a plan to sneak past the German officers to steal the loot for his crew. They recruit more men and set their plan into action. Despite several casualties, the men are determined to press forward, even if it means striking a deal with the opposing army.

Key Largo

1948 (USA)
101 minutes

Director: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall

ActionCrimeDramaThriller

This classic film noir by John Huston stars Humphrey Bogart as World War II vet Frank McCloud. Visiting Key Largo to pay his respects to the family of his late war buddy, McCloud attempts to comfort his comrade's widow, Nora (Lauren Bacall), and father, James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), who operate a hotel. But McCloud realizes that mobsters, led by the infamous Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), are staying in the hotel. When the criminals take over the establishment, conflict is inevitable.

Killers, The

1946 (USA)
105 minutes

Director: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

CrimeDramaMystery

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede" (Burt Lancaster). When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator (Edmond O'Brien), on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman (Ava Gardner) who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man (Albert Dekker).

Killers, The

1964 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Don Siegel

Starring: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

Two hitmen kill an ex-getaway driver, then hunt for the money he purportedly stole in a previous robbery. They probe their victim's past, seeking clues on the robbery that should have made them rich.

Kind Hearts and Coronets

1949 (UK)
106 minutes

Director: Robert Hamer

Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

ComedyCrime

When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member (all played by Alec Guinness) who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love (Joan Greenwood) and the widow of one of his victims (Valerie Hobson), his plans go awry.

King and I, The

1956 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno

BioDramaMusicalRomance

In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.

Knights’s Tale, A

2001 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Brian Helgeland

Starring: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell

ActionRomance

Peasant-born William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) begins a quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden (Shanynn Sossamon) and rock his medieval world. With the help of friends (Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk), he faces the ultimate test of medieval gallantry -- tournament jousting -- and tries to discover if he has the mettle to become a legend.

La Commare Secca

1962 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa, Vincenzo Ciccora

CrimeDramaMystery

Roman police detectives interrogate a series of potential perpetrators in their struggle to determine whom to arrest for the brutal murder of a beautiful prostitute whose body is discovered in a park on the day of a torrential rainstorm. One by one, the prime suspects -- girl-crazy teenager Nino (Giancarlo De Rosa), pickpocket Canticchia (Francesco Ruiu), a soldier on leave, a tourist and a pimp -- recount the events of the day to the police, each insisting he is innocent.

La Dolce Vita

1960 (ITALY)
174 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée

ComedyDrama

In Federico Fellini's lauded Italian film, restless reporter Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) drifts through life in Rome. While Marcello contends with the overdose taken by his girlfriend, Emma (Yvonne Furneaux), he also pursues heiress Maddalena (Anouk Aimée) and movie star Sylvia (Anita Ekberg), embracing a carefree approach to living. Despite his hedonistic attitude, Marcello does have moments of quiet reflection, resulting in an intriguing cinematic character study.

La Scorta

1993 (ITALY)
95 minutes

Director: Ricky Tognazzi

Starring: Carlo Cecchi, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Amendola

ActionCrimeDramaThriller

A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

La Strada

1954 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

Drama

When Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband's coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon Zampanò must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto (Richard Basehart), the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving Zampanò.

Lady Eve, The

1941 (USA)
94 minutes

Director: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

ComedyRomance

It's no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.

Lady From Shanghai, The

1947 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Orson Welles

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

A seaman becomes involved in a complex murder plot when he is hired to work on a yacht. He soon finds himself implicated in the murder, despite his innocence. The film is best remembered for its climax "hall of mirrors" scene with a shoot-out amidst shards of shattering glass.

Lady Vanishes, The

1938 (UK)
96 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

MysteryThriller

On a train headed for England a group of travelers is delayed by an avalanche. Holed up in a hotel in a fictional European country, young Iris (Margaret Lockwood) befriends elderly Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty). When the train resumes, Iris suffers a bout of unconsciousness and wakes to find the old woman has disappeared. The other passengers ominously deny Miss Froy ever existed, so Iris begins to investigate with another traveler (Michael Redgrave) and, as the pair sleuth, romantic sparks fly.

Lark Farm, The

2007 (ITALY)
122 minutes

Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Starring: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi

DramaHistory

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Last Emperor, The

1987 (UK)
163 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

BioDramaHistory

This sweeping account of the life of Pu Yi (John Lone), the last emperor of China, follows the leader's tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu Yi knew is dramatically upended.

Last Kiss, The

2006 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Starring: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson

ComedyDramaRomance

Four friends (Zach Braff, Casey Affleck, Michael Weston, Eric Christian Olsen) face the prospect of turning 30 and losing the freedom of their youth. For one, Michael, the transition is especially difficult; although he is in love with Jenna (Jacinda Barrett), the mother of his child, his panicked reaction to the onset of adult responsibilities sends him into the arms of another woman (Rachel Bilson).

Last Legion, The

2007 (UK)
101 minutes

Director: Doug Lefler

Starring: Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

ActionWar

The Roman Empire is under threat. On the eve of the coronation of 12-year-old Romulus Augustus, barbarian general Odoacer arrives in Rome to make demands in exchange for his years supporting the Roman legions in the east, but when he is refused, the barbarian army storms the city. Faced with treason Romulus and his allies must set off in search of the one legion in the Empire that is still loyal to him.

Laurel Canyon

2002 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: Lisa Cholodenko

Starring: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale

Drama

Sam (Christian Bale) and his fiancée, Alex (Kate Beckinsale), move to Los Angeles for the summer to stay at the luxurious house of his mother, Jane (Frances McDormand), while she's away. But Jane, a hip record producer, has not left yet because she's still working on a project with her British musician boyfriend, Ian (Alessandro Nivola). Sam and Alex feel the pull of Jane's fast-paced, decadent lifestyle, and their relationship starts to fray when they get involved with other people.

Lawrence of Arabia

1962 (UK)
216 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

BioDramaHistoryWar

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Le Million

1931 (FRANCE)
81 minutes

Director: René Clair

Starring: Annabella, René Lefèvre, Jean-Louis Allibert

ComedyMusical

Debt-ridden painter Michel (René Lefèvre) is overcome with joy at discovering that he has just won 1 million florins in the Dutch lottery, but almost immediately, he discovers that his softhearted girlfriend, Béatrice (Annabella), has given away his jacket containing the winning ticket to an elderly petty thief (Paul Ollivier). Soon Michel, Beatrice and Michel's artistic rival, Prosper (Louis Allibert), are hurtling through the streets of Paris on the trail of the missing jacket.

Le Notti Bianche

1957 (ITALY)
102 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais

DramaRomance

A love triangle, the past invades the present. Mario, a shy man new in Livorno, chats up a crying woman on a bridge. She's Natalia, waiting for a lover gone for a year who promised to return. For three nights, Mario accompanies Natalia, assists her, distracts her, dances with her. He falls in love with her. Can he pull Natalia into his arms, away from the past and from love for a man who will probably never return?

Leopard, The (Il Gattopardo)

1963 (ITALY)
186 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

DramaHistory

As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi (Alain Delon), to marry Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfort and political clout.

Letters from Iwo Jima

2006 (USA)
141 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara

DramaHistoryWar

Long-buried missives from the island reveal the stories of the Japanese troops who fought and died there during World War II. Among them are Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), a baker; Baron Nishi (Tsuyoshi Ihara), an Olympic champion; and Shimizu (Ryô Kase), an idealistic soldier. Though Lt. Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) knows he and his men have virtually no chance of survival, he uses his extraordinary military skills to hold off American troops as long as possible.

Like Water for Chocolate

1992 (MEXICO)
105 minutes

Director: Alfonso Arau

Starring: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné

DramaRomance

The youngest daughter in her family, the beautiful Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Since tradition dictates that Tita must care for her mother, Pedro weds her older sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), though he still loves Tita. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita's powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking. As the years pass, unusual circumstances test the enduring love of Pedro and Tita.

Lion in Winter, The

1968 (UK)
134 minutes

Director: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins

BioDramaHistory

It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option.

Little Foxes, The

1941 (USA)
116 minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright

DramaRomance

Regina Hubbard Giddens (Bette Davis) and her scheming brothers, Oscar (Carl Benton Reid) and Ben (Charles Dingle), plan to get rich from a cotton mill, but first they must tap into the wealth of Regina's sickly husband, Horace Giddens (Herbert Marshall). The trio attempts to marry Regina's daughter Alexandra (Teresa Wright) to Oscar's son Leo (Dan Duryea). When that plan fails, their schemes devolve into theft and blackmail, driving an irreparable wedge between family members.

Live Flesh (Carne trémula)

1997 (SPAIN)
103 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem

Drama

Pizza delivery man Victor (Liberto Rabal) goes to meet Elena (Francesca Neri) for a date. Elena, uninterested, tells Victor to leave the apartment before her dealer gets there. Their ensuing argument and struggle draw the attention of policemen Sancho (José Sancho) and David (Javier Bardem). As Elena flees, her gun goes off, paralyzing David. Four years later David is a wheelchair basketball star, he's married to Elena, Victor gets out of prison and begins having an affair with Sancho's wife, as David and Elena's marriage falls apart.

Lives of Others, The

2006 (GERMANY)
137 minutes

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

DramaThriller

In 1983 East Berlin, dedicated Stasi officer Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), doubting that a famous playwright (Sebastian Koch) is loyal to the Communist Party, receives approval to spy on the man and his actress-lover Christa-Maria (Martina Gedeck). Wiesler becomes unexpectedly sympathetic to the couple, then faces conflicting loyalties when his superior takes a liking to Christa-Maria and orders Wiesler to get the playwright out of the way.

Living Planet, The

1984 (UK)
660 minutes

Director:

Starring: David Attenborough

Epic

David Attenborough examines the ecology and biodiversity of each of Earth's major biomasses and warns of the dangers of humanity's current industrial life. Camera work is extraordinary, and all continents are visited at least once.

Long, Hot Summer, The

1958 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa

Drama

Handsome vagabond Ben Quick (Paul Newman) returns to the Mississippi town his late father called home, but rumors of his dad's pyromaniac tendencies follow him as soon as he sets foot there. The proud young man's determination eventually wins over civic leader Will Varner (Orson Welles), who decides Ben might be just the man for his daughter, Clara (Joanne Woodward) -- much to the displeasure of Will's gutless son (Anthony Franciosa) and Clara's society boyfriend (Richard Anderson).

Lost in Translation

2003 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi

Drama

A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.

Love After Love

1992 (FRANCE)
104 minutes

Director: Diane Kurys

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Bernard Giraudeau, Hippolyte Girardot

DramaRomance

A successful novelist (Isabelle Huppert) loves an architect (Bernard Giraudeau) and a musician (Hippolyte Girardot), each married with children.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

1955 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Henry King, Otto Lang

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

BioDramaRomanceWar

In Hong Kong in 1949, Mark Elliott (William Holden) is an American reporter covering the Chinese civil war. Undergoing a trial separation from his wife, he meets the beautiful Dr. Han Suyin (Jennifer Jones), a widowed physician from mainland China. As the pair fall in love, they encounter disapproval from both her family and his friends about their interracial romance. Although the film was a commercial success upon release, the casting of Jones in an Asian role has since been criticized.

Love on the Run

1979 (FRANCE)
94 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier

ComedyDramaRomance

Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife (Claude Jade). It being the first "no-fault" divorce in France, a media circus erupts, dredging up Antoine's past. Indecisive about his new love with a store clerk (Dorothée), he impulsively takes off with an old flame (Marie-France Pisier).

Lovers, The

1958 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory

DramaRomance

In the course of one evening, a bored French housewife meets and falls in love with a young archaeologist.

Lust for Life

1956 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald

BioDrama

This lauded drama depicts the life of revered Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas). An intense and imaginative artist, Van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure. Supported by his brother, Theo (James Donald), the tormented Van Gogh eventually leaves Holland for France, where he meets volatile fellow painter Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn) and struggles to find greater inspiration.

Luther

2003 (GERMANY)
123 minutes

Director: Eric Till

Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov

BioDramaHistory

In the 16th century, Martin Luther (Joseph Fiennes) becomes a monk and later challenges the practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

L’ultimo Baccio

2001 (ITALY)
115 minutes

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Stefania Sandrelli

ComedyDramaRomance

Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and Alberto reluctantly grapple with their own responsibilities.

M

1931 (GERMANY)
110 minutes

Director: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut

CrimeMysteryThriller

In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.

Macbeth

2010 (UK)
160 minutes

Director: Rupert Goold

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood, Oliver Burch

Drama

Macbeth is a 2010 television film based on William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. It was broadcast on BBC Four on 12 December 2010. It was directed by Rupert Goold from his stage adaptation for the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007.

Mafioso

1962 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell, Gabriella Conti

ComedyCrimeDrama

Antonio travels to Sicily with his wife and children to meet his family and earns the favor of a local mobster who sends him to find an enemy of the mob in New York.

Magnum Force

1973 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan

ActionCrimeMysteryThriller

Rogue San Francisco cop "Dirty Harry" Callahan (Clint Eastwood) doesn't believe in blind obedience to the rules, but when a vigilante group starts executing criminals who have escaped punishment on technicalities, that's going too far. Against the orders of his commanding officer, Lt. Briggs (Hal Holbrook), Callahan begins investigating his hunch that another policeman is behind the killings -- with his primary suspect being his tightly wound ex-partner, Charlie McCoy (Mitchell Ryan).

Malcolm X

1992 (USA)
202 minutes

Director: Spike Lee

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo

BioDramaHistoryRomance

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Malèna

2000 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico

ComedyDramaRomanceWar

In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever... Malena, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life's lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined.

Mamma Roma

1962 (ITALY)
106 minutes

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti

Drama

After years spent working as a prostitute in her Italian village, middle-aged Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) has saved enough money to buy herself a fruit stand so that she can have a respectable middle-class life and reestablish contact with the 16-year-old son (Ettore Garofalo) she abandoned when he was an infant. But her former pimp (Franco Citti) threatens to expose her sordid past, and her troubled son seems destined to fall into a life of crime and violence.

Man for All Seasons, A

1966 (UK)
120 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw

BioDramaHistory

When the highly respected British statesman Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) refuses to pressure the Pope into annulling the marriage of King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) and his Spanish-born wife, More's clashes with the monarch increase in intensity. A devout Catholic, More stands by his religious principles and moves to leave the royal court. Unfortunately, the King and his loyalists aren't appeased by this, and press forward with grave charges of treason, further testing More's resolve.

Man of La Mancha

1972 (ITALY)
132 minutes

Director: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco

DramaFantasyMusicalRomance

In the volatile days of the Spanish Inquisition, the writer Miguel de Cervantes (Peter O'Toole) and his manservant (James Coco) make livings as tax collectors but soon find themselves imprisoned after being accused of crimes against the church. Now facing the wrath of their fellow inmates, Cervantes must persuade the unruly bunch not to burn his prized manuscript -- by performing it for them. With the help of a prostitute (Sophia Loren), they begin the tale of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Manon of the Spring

1986 (FRANCE)
113 minutes

Director: Claude Berri

Starring: Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil

Drama

Manon (Emmanuelle Béart), a beautiful shepherdess in Provence, France, has lost her father and seen her family's livelihood ruined through the greediness of her neighbors: Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil) and his grandfather, Cesar (Yves Montand). Now grown and living in isolation from the village, she plots revenge against the men for their misdeeds. Her plot is complicated by Ugolin, who has fallen in love with her -- but Manon's retribution will not be deterred.

Marriage Italian Style

1964 (ITALY)
102 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi

ComedyDramaRomance

When handsome, successful Domenico (Marcello Mastroianni) first meets the sexy young waif Filomena (Sophia Loren) in Naples during World War II, he is instantly smitten. Flash forward to the postwar years, and the two meet again, sparking a passionate affair that spans two decades. But when Filomena -- who has now become Domenico's kept woman and has secretly borne his children -- learns that her lover is planning to wed another, she stops at nothing to hook him into marrying her instead.

Master and Commander

2003 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Peter Weir

Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd

ActionDramaHistoryWar

In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

Mata Hari

1931 (USA)
89 minutes

Director: George Fitzmaurice

Starring: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore

CrimeDramaRomance

During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in Paris. She has already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer. In order to get her hand on secret documents in his possession, she spends a night with him. But the secret police is on to her, only waiting to get enough evidence to arrest her.

Maurice

1987 (UK)
140 minutes

Director: James Ivory

Starring: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant

DramaRomance

In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two embark on an intense but chaste affair to avoid tarnishing Clive's reputation, but eventually the relationship ends, and Clive marries Anne (Phoebe Nicholls). While visiting Clive, Maurice is drawn toward his friend's servant, Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves).

Mean Streets

1973 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval

CrimeDramaThriller

A slice of street life in Little Italy among lower echelon Mafiosos, unbalanced punks, and petty criminals. A small-time hood gets in over his head with a vicious loan shark. In an attempt to free himself from the dangers of his debt, he gets help from a friend who is also involved in criminal activities.

Metropolitan

1990 (USA)
98 minutes

Director: Whit Stillman

Starring: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman

ComedyDramaRomance

A radical student is adopted by a group of young New Yorkers, serves as a catalyst to alter his and their lives. Gathering in a Manhattan apartment, the group of friends meet to discuss social mobility, Fourier's socialism and play bridge in their cocoon of upper-class society - until they are joined by a man with a critical view of their way of life.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

1997 (USA)
155 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

In this adaptation of John Berendt's book, a young journalist, John Kelso (John Cusack), travels to Savannah, Ga., to cover the city's Christmas celebration amid a backdrop of eccentric characters. He becomes intrigued by a sultry singer, Mandy (Alison Eastwood), and engrossed by a murder trial. Wealthy society figure Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) is accused of shooting his male lover, and the question is whether it was in self-defense as he claims.

Million Dollar Baby

2004 (USA)
132 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

Drama

Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm's length, except his old friend and associate Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman). When Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) arrives in Frankie's gym seeking his expertise, he is reluctant to train the young woman, a transplant from working-class Missouri. Eventually, he relents, and the two form a close bond that will irrevocably change them both.

Milou en Mai

1990 (FRANCE)
107 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy

ComedyRomance

An eccentric French family meets in the country for the funeral of their matriarch (Paulette Dubost), which takes place at the same time as the 1968 student revolts in Paris. Even with the latest updates of the riots coming in over the airwaves, the family prefers to focus on petty squabbles and personal matters rather than the current political climate. When the escalating protests leave them no choice but to venture deeper into the wilderness, they become even more removed from social affairs.

Mirror Has Two Faces, The

1996 (USA)
126 minutes

Director: Barbra Streisand

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall

ComedyDramaRomance

Comic tale about the relationship between a frumpy college lecturer specializing in romantic literature and a fellow professor who wants a platonic friendship with an intelligent woman. However, she begins to long for more, and they soon find that their goal of a union based on celibacy will be difficult to achieve.

Miss Julie

1951 (SWEDEN)
90 minutes

Director: Alf Sjöberg

Starring: Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Märta Dorff

DramaRomance

In late 19th-century Sweden, bold and beautiful young aristocrat Julie (Anita Björk) throws over her fiancé after humiliating him, and impetuously decides to take up with servant Jean (Ulf Palme) -- despite his being engaged to Kristin (Märta Dorff), the cook. To Julie's surprise, she genuinely falls in love with Jean, but she realizes that prevailing class attitudes prevent them from being together. Determined, Julie decides that the couple should elope to Switzerland.

Mogambo

1953 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: John Ford

Starring: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner

DramaRomance

Victor Marswell (Clark Gable) is a big-game hunter in Kenya. After Eloise Kelly (Ava Gardner) is stood up by a friend there, she falls in with Marswell. Shortly thereafter, the Nordleys (Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden) arrive for a gorilla safari. Mrs. Nordley, disillusioned with her husband, takes a liking to Marswell, and the two have a brief affair. Kelly grows jealous, and the two women engage in a battle of wills over the hunter, while Mr. Nordley remains oblivious to it all.

Monster, The

1994 (ITALY)
112 minutes

Director: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Michel Blanc, Nicoletta Braschi

ComedyCrimeMystery

Authorities use a policewoman (Nicoletta Braschi) to trap a harmless misfit (Roberto Benigni) mistaken for a notorious sex killer.

Murmur of the Heart

1971 (FRANCE)
118 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin

ComedyDrama

This loosely plotted coming-of-age tale follows the life of 15-year-old Laurent Chevalier (Benoît Ferreux) as he stumbles his way over the burgeoning swell of adolescence in 1950s France. After having his first sexual experience with a prostitute and dodging the lips of a priest (Michel Lonsdale), Chevalier contracts a case of scarlet fever. When the fever leaves him with a heart murmur, Chevalier is placed in a sanatorium, along with his over-attentive and adulterous mother (Léa Massari).

My Best Friend

2006 (FRANCE)
94 minutes

Director: Patrice Leconte

Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Julie Gayet

Comedy

Francois (Daniel Auteuil), a Parisian antique dealer, has little time or desire for personal relationships. When his business partner (Julie Gayet) challenges him to prove that he has a friend, the buddy-less Francois tries to find one. When his pathetic attempts fail, he hires a cab driver (Dany Boon) to teach him how to make and keep a real pal.

My Brother is an Only Child

2007 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Daniele Luchetti

Starring: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro

ComedyCrimeDramaHistory

Two brothers living in Latina, Italy, grow up against the backdrop of the tumultuous Years of Lead. Manrico Benassi (Riccardo Scamarcio) joins the Communist party, while his impressionable younger brother, Accio (Elio Germano), returns from seminary school a full-blooded Fascist. As the years wear on, Accio and Manrico's family loyalty is tested by their political differences and their dueling loves for Francesca (Diane Fleri), a compassionate and intelligent activist.

My Favorite Wife

1940 (USA)
88 minutes

Director: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

ComedyRomance

After his wife, Ellen (Irene Dunne), disappears at sea, Nick Arden (Cary Grant) waits seven long years before finally marrying the lovely Bianca (Gail Patrick). As luck would have it, Ellen suddenly reappears in Nick's life during his honeymoon with Bianca and informs him that she's been shipwrecked on a desert island. Nick is overjoyed to see her, but becomes insane with jealousy when he learns of her only island companion -- the handsome Stephen Burkett (Randolph Scott).

My Life To Live

1962 (FRANCE)
83 minutes

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe

Drama

In director Jean-Luc Godard's landmark drama, Nana (Anna Karina), a young Parisian woman who works in a record shop, finds herself disillusioned by poverty and a crumbling marriage. Hoping to become an actress and break into films, Nana is once again disappointed when nothing comes of her dreams, and soon she turns to a bleak life of prostitution. When she meets a man (Peter Kassovitz) who truly cares for her, Nana's hope returns -- but Raoul (Sady Rebbot), her pimp, may have the final word.

My Man Godfrey

1936 (USA)
94 minutes

Director: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady

ComedyDramaRomance

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park (William Powell), who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia (Gail Patrick), who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

My Voyage to Italy

1999 (ITALY)
246 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Raffaele Donato

Documentary

This highly personal documentary follows revered Italian-American director Martin Scorsese as he revisits his childhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and discusses the influential films that he watched in his youth. The movies effectively serve as a partial history of Italian cinema, with Scorsese expounding on his admiration for filmmakers such as Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, among others.

Mystic River

2003 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

When the daughter (Emmy Rossum) of ex-con Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn) is murdered, two of his childhood friends from the neighborhood are involved. Dave (Tim Robbins), a blue-collar worker, was the last person to see her alive, while Sean (Kevin Bacon), a homicide detective, is heading up the case. As Sean proceeds with his investigation, Jimmy conducts one of his own through neighborhood contacts. Eventually, Jimmy suspects Dave is the culprit and considers taking the law into his own hands.

Nada

1974 (FRANCE)
110 minutes

Director: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Fabio Testi, Maurice Garrel, Lou Castel

Thriller

A ruthless policeman (Maurice Garrel) hunts terrorist kidnappers of the U.S. ambassador in Paris.

Naked City, The

1948 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

After a former model is drowned in her bathtub, Detective James Halloran (Don Taylor) and Lieutenant Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) attempt to piece together her murder. A friend of the victim mentions "Mr. Henderson," and the police also find the actions of Frank Niles (Howard Duff) peculiar. As Muldoon and Halloran start to fill in the details of the victim's past, they find that she had a lively social life, filled with many suitors, and the mystery becomes even more complex.

Never on Sunday

1960 (USA)
91 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas

ComedyDramaRomance

Free spirit and prostitute Ilya (Melina Mercouri) lives in a Greek port city. Open and amiable, she makes friends often and easily. She encounters Homer Thrace (Jules Dassin), a vacationing American who is obsessed with ancient Greek culture. Homer feels that modern Greece is a shadow of its former self, and he believes that Ilya is a prime example of contemporary decadence. He makes it his goal to amend Ilya's easygoing ways, but she has stronger principles than Homer expected.

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

1976 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Lenny Baker, Ellen Greene, Shelley Winters

ComedyDrama

Fresh out of college, Larry Lapinsky (Lenny Baker) leaves Brooklyn and moves to Greenwich Village. Larry comes from a traditional Jewish home, and though his mother, Faye (Shelley Winters), wants him to get a steady job, he tries to make it as an actor. He quickly takes his place among some young creative types, including girlfriend Sarah (Ellen Greene) and writer Robert (Chris Walken). Soon Larry is on the verge of a career breakthrough -- and his mother finds it hard to let go.

Night and the City

1950 (UK)
101 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers

CrimeMysteryThriller

Londoner Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) is a second-rate con man looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry's schemes, his girlfriend, Mary (Gene Tierney), becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan. His latest ploy, promoting an aging Greek wrestler, goes awry when the wrestler dies and everyone points the finger at Harry. Hiding out in a riverfront barge, Harry sees his grand ambitions spiral into a nightmare of fear and desperation as the underworld closes in.

Night of the Iguana, The

1964 (USA)
125 minutes

Director: John Huston

Starring: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr

Drama

Lusty defrocked minister Lawrence Shannon (Richard Burton) is a tour guide in Mexico. Leading a tourist group from a Baptist women's college, he finds it difficult to avoid acting on his attraction to Charlotte (Sue Lyon), the young niece of the group's leader, Judith Fellowes (Grayson Hall). When Fellowes swears to ruin him, Shannon strands the bus at a hotel to seek advice from the manager, an old friend. Over the course of one night, the alcoholic Shannon spirals out of control.

Night of the Shooting Stars, The

1982 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Starring: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli

DramaRomanceWar

During World War II, an Italian village finds itself caught in the bloody struggle between retreating Nazi forces, stubborn fascists, local partisans and the incoming U.S. forces. A group of villagers, including love-struck Galvano (Omero Antonutti) and his dream girl, Concetta (Margarita Lozano), opt to leave their village and search for American troops. The story, set in part during a Tuscan celebration, is told from the point of view of 6-year-old Cecilia (Micol Guidelli).

Nights of Cabiria, The

1957 (ITALY)
110 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi

Drama

The magnificent Giulietta Masina (Fellini's wife) plays an eternally optimistic Rome streetwalker with a heart of gold and a head of cotton candy in her husband's Oscar-winning masterpiece. This funny, poignant classic inspired the musical "Sweet Charity" and is a must-see for Fellini fans.

Nineteen Hundred (1900)

1976 (ITALY)
317 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda

DramaHistory

This expansive period drama follows two childhood friends in northern Italy during the early 20th century. Alfredo Berlinghieri (Robert De Niro) and Olmo Dalcò (Gérard Depardieu) grow up as close companions despite their class differences. However, they drift apart as adults, Alfredo embracing his landowning heritage and Olmo championing workers' rights. As the years go by, they see the rise of fascism in their country, and eventually their values find them directly in conflict.

Ninochka

1939 (USA)
110 minutes

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire

ComedyRomance

A no-nonsense diplomat of the Soviet Union, Nina Ivanovna "Ninotchka" Yakushova (Greta Garbo) arrives in Paris to ensure the sale of jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. Meanwhile, carefree bachelor Count Leon d'Algout (Melvyn Douglas) attempts to intercept the valuables on behalf of their former owner, the Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire). Despite their conflicting allegiances, the icy Ninotchka soon warms to Leon's charms, reluctantly going against her better judgment.

North By Northwest

1959 (USA)
136 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

MysteryThriller

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm's henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.

Notes on a Scandal

2006 (UK)
92 minutes

Director: Richard Eyre

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson

ComedyDramaRomanceThriller

Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), a veteran teacher at St. George's, senses a kindred spirit in Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), the school's new art teacher. The younger woman's charisma intensely draws in the older, and the two become friends. Then Barbara learns of Sheba's affair with a teenage student and becomes the keeper of the explosive secret.

Notorious

1946 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains

DramaRomanceThriller

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

Oklahoma

1955 (USA)
145 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

ComedyDramaMusicalRomanceWestern

There's a box social coming up, and Curly (Gordon MacRae) asks Laurey (Shirley Jones) if she'll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he's waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud (Rod Steiger) instead. Meanwhile, Laurey's friend Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will (Gene Nelson) and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim (Eddie Albert). Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it's too late.

Only Angels Have Wings

1939 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth

DramaRomance

Rough and tough Geoff Carter (Cary Grant) runs a tiny airline that cannot afford to miss any flights, despite the dangers along many of the routes. When Bonnie Lee (Jean Arthur), a performer who is falling for him, sees that Geoff is preparing to fly in violent weather conditions, she takes measures to make him stay. She's successful in her attempt, and two of his employees are forced to make the flight for him -- but Bonnie may have been correct about the potential peril of that flight.

Other Boleyn Girl, The

2008 (UK)
115 minutes

Director: Justin Chadwick

Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana

BioDramaHistoryRomance

King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) lacks an heir. Seeing this as an opportunity for personal gain, the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) and Sir Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance) persuade Thomas' daughter Anne (Natalie Portman) to seduce the king. But Henry falls in love with Anne's sister, Mary (Scarlett Johansson), instead. When Mary becomes pregnant, she's confined to bed, with charged with Anne keeping the king from straying -- but the plan backfires when Anne seeks the king's affections for herself.

Outlaw Josey Wales, The

1976 (USA)
135 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George

Western

Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) watches helplessly as his wife and child are murdered, by Union men led by Capt. Terrill (Bill McKinney). Seeking revenge, Wales joins the Confederate Army. He refuses to surrender when the war ends, but his fellow soldiers go to hand over their weapons -- and are massacred by Terrill. Wales guns down some of Terrill's men and flees to Texas, where he tries to make a new life for himself, but the bounty on his head endangers him and his new surrogate family.

Painter’s Voice, The

2007 (USA)
29 minutes

Director: William Friedkin

Starring: Mark Leonard, Tiarna Doherty

Documentary

Paintings conservators at the Getty Center reveal details of their craft as they restore two large paintings by French master Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

Pale Rider

1985 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress

Western

When property owner Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart) starts using a band of hooligans to terrorize a group of small-town gold miners into giving up their territory, an enigmatic man named "Preacher" (Clint Eastwood) arrives in town. Preacher fends off the attacks, and then goes directly to LaHood to negotiate. When the miners, led by Hull Barret (Michael Moriarty), refuse the terms, LaHood sends in Marshall Stockburn (John Russell) to take down Preacher and the others.

Panic in the Streets

1950 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: Elia Kazan

Starring: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes

CrimeDramaThriller

After Dr. Clint Reed (Richard Widmark) is called in to supervise an autopsy of an unknown man, he discovers that the John Doe died of pneumonic plague. Revealing his discovery to the mayor and city officials, Reed is informed that he has 48 hours before the public will be told about a potential outbreak. Joined by Captain Tom Warren (Paul Douglas) and his wife, Nancy (Barbara Bel Geddes), Reed must race against time to find out where the unknown man came from.

Paris 36

2008 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Christophe Barratier

Starring: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad

DramaMusicalRomance

Determined to silence a cabaret troupe that has radical political affiliations, landlord Galapiat (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu) evicts a Paris nightclub, the Chansonia, from his building and shutters its doors. Desperate to return to work, penniless stage manager Pigoil (Gérard Jugnot) discovers Douce (Nora Arnezeder), a young woman whose enchanting voice steels him in his determination to put on a new production -- a musical spectacular the likes of which Paris has never seen.

Passage to India, A

1984 (UK)
164 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft

DramaHistory

Based on the renowned E.M. Forster novel, this expansive period drama centers on the changing dynamic between British colonials and native locals in India during the 1920s. When an outing to explore scenic caves ends in English tourist Adela Quested (Judy Davis) accusing Indian doctor Aziz Ahmed (Victor Banerjee) of rape, the incident results in a major court case, one that reinforces tensions between the British Empire and the growing movement towards Indian independence.

Patton

1970 (USA)
172 minutes

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

BioDramaWar

Biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning with his entry into the North African campaign and ending with his removal from command after his outspoken criticism of US post-war military strategy.

Perfect Murder, A

1998 (USA)
107 minutes

Director: Andrew Davis

Starring: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen

CrimeDramaThriller

Wall Street baron Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas) discovers that his pretty young wife, Emily (Gwyneth Paltrow), is cheating on him. But what concerns him more than her infidelity is the hope of profiting from her untimely death. Emily has millions, and Steve's own financial empire is collapsing before his eyes. He hires her lover, David (Viggo Mortensen), to murder her. The plan -- to stage a break-in that will look like a random murder -- turns out to be far from perfect.

Perfect World, A

1993 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern

CrimeDramaThriller

Butch (Kevin Costner), an escaped state prisoner from a Texas jail, kidnaps Philip (T.J. Lowther), a young, impressionable boy. As they embark on a trip across the American Southwest together, a surprising bond grows between the convict and his captive, even as law enforcement forces slowly catch up with them. An honorable Texas Ranger, Red Garnett (Clint Eastwood), understands Butch has a heart of gold, but must pursue him anyway out of duty to the law and a desire to protect the child.

Persona

1966 (SWEDEN)
83 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook

DramaThriller

Famed stage stress Elisabeth Vogler (Liv Ullmann) suffers a moment of blankness during a performance and the next day lapses into total silence. Advised by her doctor to take time off to recover from what appears to be an emotional breakdown, Elisabeth goes to a beach house on the Baltic Sea with only Anna (Bibi Andersson), a nurse, as company. Over the next several weeks, as Anna struggles to reach her mute patient, the two women find themselves experiencing a strange emotional convergence.

Persuasion

1995 (UK)
107 minutes

Director: Roger Michell

Starring: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood

Drama

As one of three daughters of the wealthy Sir Walter (Corin Redgrave), Anne (Amanda Root) is a privileged but lonely member of the English aristocracy. When her father leaves on a trip, he rents out part of his estate to relatives of Anne's ex-fiancé, Capt. Frederick Wentworth (Ciarán Hinds). Though Anne demurred over the marriage because of Wentworth's poor social standing and connections, he has since become very successful, and when he visits, Anne must confront the life she left behind.

Philadelphia Story, The

1940 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: George Cukor

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

ComedyRomance

This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.

Pianist, The

2002 (FRANCE)
150 minutes

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

BioDramaWar

In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.

Pink Cadillac

1989 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart

ActionComedyCrimeDrama

Bounty hunter Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of Lou Ann McGuinn (Bernadette Peters), a bail jumper last seen burning rubber in her husband's pink Cadillac. But Tommy isn't the only one searching for Lou Ann. There's also a gang of neo-Nazis who want the counterfeit bills hidden in her car trunk. Although Nowak gets to her first, his assignment becomes a touch more difficult when he starts to fall for Lou Ann -- and her husband, Roy (Timothy Carhart), comes into the picture.

Place in the Sun, A

1951 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters

DramaRomance

In this classic version of Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy," George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), the nephew of a wealthy industrialist, is excluded from high society and given a blue-collar job at his uncle's factory. While ascending the ranks of the company, George becomes romantically involved with co-worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters). However, when he is introduced to socialite Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor), he quickly falls for her, leading to a tragic love triangle.

Pride & Prejudice

2005 (FRANCE)
129 minutes

Director: Joe Wright

Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn

DramaRomance

In this adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) lives with her mother, father and sisters in the English countryside. As the eldest, she faces mounting pressure from her parents to marry. When the outspoken Elizabeth is introduced to the handsome and upper-class Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), sparks fly. Although there is obvious chemistry between the two, Darcy's overly reserved nature threatens the fledgling relationship.

Prima della Rivoluzione

1964 (ITALY)
115 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Allen Midgette

DramaRomance

A bourgeois Italian (Francesco Barilli) beds his aunt (Adriana Asti) and shuns the Communists in Parma.

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The

1969 (UK)
116 minutes

Director: Ronald Neame

Starring: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens

DramaRomance

Jean Brodie (Maggie Smith) is a free-spirited teacher at a Scottish girls' school during the 1930s. She encourages her young pupils to embrace romantic ideals, educating them about love and art rather than hard facts. However, her controversial teaching philosophy draws the ire of the school's headmistress, Miss Mackey (Celia Johnson), and, as Miss Brodie becomes entangled in a love triangle, her behavior towards her favorite students becomes increasingly manipulative.

Producers, The

2005 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Susan Stroman

Starring: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman

ComedyMusical

Failing producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) and his accountant, Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick), scam a group of elderly women out of their nest eggs by convincing them to invest in a horrendously offensive Third Reich-themed musical secretly intended to bomb the moment it opens. But when high-brow Broadway audiences mistakenly assume "Springtime for Hitler" is a satire, Bialystock finds himself with the critical acclaim that has long eluded him -- and the biggest hit of his career.

Queen Christina

1933 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith

BioDramaHistoryRomance

The wise and peace-loving Queen Christina (Greta Garbo) has ruled Sweden since the age of 6, when her heroic father died in battle. Pressured to marry her cousin Karl Gustav (Reginald Owen) and produce an heir, the queen slips away incognito and ends up at a country inn, where she meets and falls in love with Antonio (John Gilbert), a Spanish envoy on his way to the palace. However, Count Magnus, himself in love with the queen, does not approve of her foreign lover.

Quiet Chaos

2008 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Antonello Grimaldi

Starring: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari

DramaRomance

Aging entertainment industry executive Pietro Paladini (Nanni Moretti) returns from a trip to the beach with his brother, Carlo (Alessandro Gassman), to find his wife dead. Stunned when his young daughter, Claudia (Blu Di Martino), implies that, had he been at home, her mother would have survived, Paladini renews his dedication to raising his daughter. But, when he begins neglecting his job in favor of daily residence on a park bench outside of Claudia's school, trouble follows.

Reality Bites

1994 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Ben Stiller

Starring: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo

ComedyDramaRomance

After college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they flounder in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has an endless string of one-night stands and awaits the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who's undergoing an existential crisis.

Rear Window

1954 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

MysteryThriller

A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recuperating by observing his neighbors through his window. He sees what he believes to be a murder, and decides to solve the crime himself. With the help of his nurse and girlfriend, he tries to catch the murderer without being killed himself.

Red Shoes, The

1948 (UK)
134 minutes

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

DramaRomance

In this classic drama, Vicky Page (Moira Shearer) is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), urges her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring). Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Red Tent, The

2014 (USA)
176 minutes

Director: Roger Young

Starring: Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Will Tudor

DramaHistoryRomance

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah. This sweeping miniseries reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's tale begins with the story of her mothers: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the red tent, the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness; of her initiations into the religious and sexual practices of her tribe; of Jacob's courtship with his four wives; of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, and slaves; of love and death in the city of Shechem; of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her rape and it's bloody consequences.

Remember Me

2010 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: Allen Coulter

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund

DramaRomance

Tyler (Robert Pattinson) has had a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) since a family tragedy. Rebellious and troubled, he thinks no one can understand his pain, then he meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin). Her warmth and spirit soon begin to heal him, and they fall in love. But just when Tyler begins to rediscover happiness and meaning in his life, emerging secrets threaten their romance.

Remember Me, My Love

2003 (ITALY)
125 minutes

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Morante, Nicoletta Romanoff

ComedyDramaRomance

The Ristuccias are a seemingly happy Italian family. However, when long-gestating aspirations and forgotten passions bubble to the surface, the family's domestic peace is threatened. The father, Carlo (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), is weary of his insurance job and longs to be a writer; his wife, Giulia (Laura Morante), is a literature professor but would rather be an actress. These innocent if secret desires take a turn for the worse when Carlo begins an affair with an old flame (Monica Bellucci).

Respiro

2002 (ITALY)
90 minutes

Director: Emanuele Crialese

Starring: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa

Drama

Grazia (Valeria Golino) lives on an island off the coast of Italy with her husband, Pietro (Vincenzo Amato), and their three children (Francesco Casisa, Filippo Pucillo, Veronica D'Agostino). Grazia has a reputation in their small fishing village for her manic behavior, but her family stands by her. After Grazia releases all the dogs in the local kennel, however, Pietro is pressured to institutionalize his wife. He refuses, but Grazia runs away anyway, choosing to hide in a cave near the sea.

Rich and Famous

1981 (USA)
117 minutes

Director: George Cukor

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby

Drama

Two literary women compete for 20 years: one (Jacqueline Bisset) writes for the critics; the other one (Candice Bergen), to get rich.

Richard III

1955 (UK)
161 minutes

Director: Laurence Olivier

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen

BioDramaHistoryWar

Having helped his brother King Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York (Laurence Olivier), plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne (Claire Bloom), and his brother George, Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud), Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

Richard III

1995 (UK)
110 minutes

Director: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Christopher Bowen

DramaWar

A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III (Ian McKellen) descend into madness. Though the setting is transposed to the 1930s, England is torn by civil war, split between the rivaling houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must first remove the obstacles to his ascension -- among them his brother, his nephews and his brother's wife (Annette Bening). When the Duke of Buckingham (Jim Broadbent) deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.

Rififi

1955 (FRANCE)
118 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel

CrimeThriller

Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony (Jean Servais) turns down a quick job his friend Jo (Carl Mohner) offers him until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado (Marie Sabouret) has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter (Marcel Lupovici) during Tony's absence. Expanding a minor smash-and-grab into a full-scale jewel heist, Tony and his crew appear to get away clean, but their actions after the job is completed threaten the lives of everyone involved.

Rocco and His Brothers

1960 (ITALY)
177 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

CrimeDrama

Rosaria Parondi (Katina Paxinou), an impoverished Italian mother, moves to Milan with her close-knit family of five sons to find opportunity in the big city. A heated rivalry begins when two of Rosaria's boys -- Rocco (Alain Delon) and Simone (Renato Salvatori) -- fall for Nadia (Annie Girardot), a beautiful prostitute with whom each has an affair. As soft-spoken Rocco and brutal Simone both pursue Nadia in their own way, tension between them threatens to tear the family apart.

Roman Holiday

1953 (USA)
118 minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

ComedyRomance

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get an exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Rome, Open City

1945 (ITALY)
103 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero

DramaThrillerWar

Resistance leader Luigi Ferrari is pursued by Major Fritz Bergmann, a German intelligence officer who wants the name of others in the underground movement. Ferrari enlists the help of sympathetic priest Don Pietro Pellegrini to pass on funds to the fighters in case he is captured, but is accidentally betrayed by a former lover.

Rookie, The

1990 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia

ActionComedyCrimeDramaThriller

Police Det. Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) isn't so happy when he gets paired with young rookie David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen). Ackerman should have cause for concern too: Most of Pulovski's partners have ended up in body bags. But they'll have to get along if they want to take down the car-theft ring whose leaders (Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) are responsible for the death of the veteran's last partner. Does it matter that Pulovski's been pulled off the case? Not a bit.

Rudy

1993 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: David Anspaugh

Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty

BioDrama

Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship. Rudy redoubles his efforts to get out of the steel mill where his father works when his best friend (Christopher Reed) dies in an accident there. Overcoming his dyslexia thanks to his friend and tutor, D-Bob (Jon Favreau), Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school's fabled football team.

Rules of the Game, The

1939 (FRANCE)
110 minutes

Director: Jean Renoir

Starring: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost

ComedyDrama

In this melancholy French social satire, André (Roland Toutain) is having an affair with Christine (Nora Gregor), whose husband, Robert (Marcel Dalio), himself is hiding a mistress. Meanwhile, Christine's married maid, Lisette (Paulette Dubost), is romantically entangled with the local poacher. At a hunting party, trusted friend Octave (Jean Renoir) also confesses his feelings for Christine, as the passions of the servants and aristocrats dangerously collide.

Salvatore Giuliano

1962 (ITALY)
123 minutes

Director: Francesco Rosi

Starring: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi

CrimeDramaHistoryMystery

Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi. Shot in a neo-realist documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film and appears most notably as a corpse.

Saturday Night Fever

1977 (USA)
118 minutes

Director: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Drama

Tony Manero (John Travolta) doesn't have much going for him during the weekdays. He still lives at home and works as a paint store clerk in his Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood. But he lives for the weekends, when he and his friends go to the local disco and dance the night away. When a big dance competition is announced, he wrangles the beautiful and talented Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) to be his partner. As the two train for the big night, they start to fall for each other as well.

Sawdust and Tinsel

1953 (SWEDEN)
93 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Åke Grönberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman

Drama

In this early Ingmar Bergman film, the Swedish director details the downward-spiraling lives of the members of a failing circus and their daily humiliations and degradations. The hapless clown Frost (Anders Ek) discovers his wife, Alma (Gudrun Brost), proudly skinny-dipping in front of a group of leering soldiers, while put-upon circus owner and ringmaster Albert (Åke Grönberg) undergoes torments from both his wife, Agda (Annika Tretow), and his mistress, Anne (Harriet Andersson).

Sea Inside, The

2004 (SPAIN)
125 minutes

Director: Alejandro Amenábar

Starring: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas

BioDrama

Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem) is a Spanish ship mechanic and part-time poet who is left a quadriplegic after a diving accident. This film tells the true story of Sampedro's 30-year battle for the legal right to end his own life. He develops close relationships with his long-term lawyer Julia (Belén Rueda) and his friend Rosa (Lola Dueñas), who tries to convince him that his life is worth living. Despite his situation, Ramon manages to inspire those around him to live life to the fullest.

Seduced and Abandoned

1964 (ITALY)
118 minutes

Director: Pietro Germi

Starring: Saro Urzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Aldo Puglisi

ComedyDrama

When Agnese (Stefania Sandrelli) has a brief affair with her sister's fiancé, Peppino, it is only a matter of time before her traditional parents discover the truth. Her father, Sicilian miner Vincenzo (Saro Urzì), is furious when he finds out about the tryst. After berating his daughter and her lover, Vincenzo embarks on a farcical journey to protect his family's reputation by convincing Peppino to marry Agnese instead of her sister Matilde -- but there are more than a few complications.

Sense and Sensibility

1995 (USA)
136 minutes

Director: Ang Lee

Starring: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet

DramaRomance

When Elinor Dashwood's (Emma Thompson) father dies, her family's finances are crippled. After the Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor's sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) is torn between the handsome John Willoughby (Greg Wise) and the older Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman). Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant) are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change.

Separate Peace, A

2004 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Peter Yates

Starring: J Barton, Toby Moore, Jacob Pitts

DramaWar

An intellectual student (J Barton) and a star athlete (Toby Moore) develop a complex friendship at a prep school during World War II.

Seventh Seal, The

1957 (SWEDEN)
96 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

DramaFantasyForeignSwedish

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death (Bengt Ekerot) to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof (Nils Poppe) and his wife, Mia (Bibi Andersson), and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

Shampoo

1975 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: Hal Ashby

Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn

ComedyDrama

Against the backdrop of Nixon's election to office, Beverly Hills hairdresser and notorious rake George Roundy (Warren Beatty) runs into trouble when his lascivious habits begin to clash with his more responsible business ambitions. Things get even more complex when Roundy asks his wealthy mistress, Felicia Karpf (Lee Grant), for a business loan, unaware that his best friend and ex-girlfriend, Jackie (Julie Christie), is sleeping with Karpf's husband, Lester (Jack Warden).

Shoot the Piano Player

1960 (FRANCE)
92 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

CrimeDramaThriller

Charlie (Charles Aznavour) is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie's brothers, Richard (Jean-Jacques Aslanian) and Chico (Albert Remy), surface and ask for Charlie's help while on the run from gangsters they have scammed, he aids their escape. Soon Charlie and Lena (Marie Dubois), a waitress at the same bar, face trouble when the gangsters (Claude Mansard, Daniel Boulanger) arrive, looking for his brothers.

Shop around the Corner, The

1940 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

ComedyDramaRomance

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other's pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters.

Show Boat

1936 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: James Whale

Starring: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway hit, this musical spans four decades in the lives of performers on a Mississippi river boat. Sheltered beauty Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne) takes over as the show's leading lady when mulatto Julie (Helen Morgan) and her white husband are forced out of town by a narrow-minded sheriff. Charismatic opportunist Gaylord Ravenal (Allan Jones) wins Magnolia's heart, but his gambling losses threaten to ruin their chances for a happy marriage.

Shrek 2

2004 (USA)
93 minutes

Director: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

ComedyFantasyRomance

After returning from their honeymoon and showing home movies to their friends, Shrek and Fiona learn that her parents have heard that she has married her true love and wish to invite him to their kingdom, called Far Far Away. The catch is: Fiona's parents are unaware of the curse that struck their daughter and have assumed she married Prince Charming, not a 700-pound ogre with horrible hygiene and a talking donkey pal.

Sicilian Girl, The

2008 (ITALY)
115 minutes

Director: Marco Amenta

Starring: Veronica D'Agostino, Gérard Jugnot, Marcello Mazzarella

CrimeDrama

After her father and brother are murdered, a Sicilian teen (Veronica D'Agostino) breaks her village's code of silence and turns state's witness against La Cosa Nostra.

Silence, The

1963 (SWEDEN)
96 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten

Drama

Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin), her sister Anna (Gunnel Lindblom) and Anna's young son, Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom), check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen during their stay. Anna provokes her sister by enjoying a dalliance with a local man, while the boy, left to himself, has a series of enigmatic encounters that heighten the growing air of isolation.

Singles

1992 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick

ComedyDramaRomance

In Seattle during the era of grunge music, the lives and relationships of a group of young people, all living in the same apartment building, go through a period of flux. Among them are waitress and aspiring architect Janet (Bridget Fonda), who finds herself obsessed with bad boy musician Cliff (Matt Dillon); Linda (Kyra Sedgwick), an emotionally fragile environmentalist on the look-out for love; and Steve (Campbell Scott), a quintessential nice guy who studies traffic patterns.

Smiles of a Summer Night

1955 (SWEDEN)
109 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

ComedyRomance

Early in the 20th century, middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman (Gunnar Björnstrand) and his young wife, Anne (Ulla Jacobsson), have still not consummated their marriage, while Fredrik's son (Bjorn Bjelvenstam) finds himself increasingly attracted to his new stepmother. To make matters worse, Fredrik's old flame Desiree (Eva Dahlbeck) makes a public bet that she can seduce him at a romantic weekend retreat where four couples convene, swapping partners and pairing off in unexpected ways.

Some Like It Hot

1959 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

ComedyRomance

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.

South Pacific

1958 (USA)
157 minutes

Director: Joshua Logan

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr

MusicalRomanceWar

Nurse Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) of the U.S. Navy falls for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), but recoils upon discovering that he's fathered two mixed-race children. When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him -- and after she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, fears that Emile may not return alive.

Space Cowboys

2000 (USA)
130 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland

ActionThriller

Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner star as a group of pilots whose time has come to serve their country and fulfill their dream of going to space. In 1958, the members of Team Daedalus, a group of top Air Force test pilots, were ready to serve their country as the first Americans in space. When NASA replaced the Air Force for outer atmospheric testing, they were pushed aside for a chimpanzee. The team retired, but the dream of going into space never died.

Spartacus

1960 (USA)
197 minutes

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

BioDramaHistoryWar

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Stage Beauty

2004 (UK)
106 minutes

Director: Richard Eyre

Starring: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett

Drama

Humble Maria (Claire Danes), who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston (Billy Crudup), takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when powerful people support her, King Charles II (Rupert Everett) lifts the ban on female stage performers. And just as Maria aided Ned, she needs his help to learn her new profession.

Stealing Beauty

1996 (ITALY)
118 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi

DramaMysteryRomance

When she was 15, pretty but callow Lucy Harmon (Liv Tyler) visited the Tuscan town where her mother once enchanted the local male population. Four years later, in the wake of her mother's suicide, Lucy returns to the village. She plans to write some poetry, learn more about her family history and reunite with a boy she once kissed. Surveying an expansive field of suitors, Lucy finds herself taken with unattainable Alex (Jeremy Irons), as her journey imparts some unexpected lessons about love.

Stolen Kisses

1968 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig

ComedyDramaRomance

The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's (Claude Jade) father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, which he promptly loses. Stumbling into a position assisting a private detective, Antoine falls for his employers' seductive wife, Fabienne (Delphine Seyrig), and finds that he must choose between the older woman and Christine.

Strawberry and Chocolate

1993 (MEXICO)
108 minutes

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío

Starring: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra

ComedyDramaRomance

In 1979 Cuba, flamboyant gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David (Vladimir Cruz), an idealistic young communist and fails dismally. But David conspires to be "friends" with Diego so he can monitor the artist's subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro's Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. Can it last in such an oppressive environment?

Sudden Impact

1983 (USA)
117 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

ActionCrimeThriller

Jennifer Spencer (Sondra Locke) was gang raped, but the crime went unpunished. Now she demands revenge, killing off the men that attacked her years before. The murders attract the attention of Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood), who is on a forced vacation due to his violent approach to police work. The case gets complicated when Harry develops a relationship with Jennifer, and it's up to Harry to make the right decision when Jennifer's life is threatened for a second time.

Sunflower

1970 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Lyudmila Saveleva

DramaWar

An Italian bride (Sophia Loren) finds her long-lost soldier husband (Marcello Mastroianni) living in Moscow with amnesia and a wife (Lyudmila Saveleva) and daughter.

Suspect

1987 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Peter Yates

Starring: Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson

CrimeDramaThriller

Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a deaf, mute and homeless war veteran, is arrested for the murder of a prominent judge's secretary. But Kathleen Riley (Cher), Anderson's lawyer, believes her client is innocent. She sets out to track down the real killer, and, as the trial proceeds, makes an unlikely ally in Eddie Sanger (Dennis Quaid), a jury member. When they aren't in court, the two investigate the case and manage to uncover a massive conspiracy.

Suspicion

1941 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke

MysteryThriller

Charming scoundrel Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) woos wealthy but plain Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine), who runs away with him despite the warnings of her disapproving father (Cedric Hardwicke). After their marriage, Johnnie's risky financial ventures cause Lina to suspect he's becoming involved in unscrupulous dealings. When his dear friend and business partner, Beaky (Nigel Bruce), dies under suspicious circumstances on a business trip, she fears her husband might kill her for her inheritance.

Talk to Her

2002 (SPAIN)
112 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti

DramaMysteryRomance

Male nurse Benigno (Javier Cámara) becomes infatuated with a complete stranger when he watches dancer Alicia (Leonor Watling) practicing from the anonymity of his apartment. After being injured in a car accident, Alicia is brought to a nearby hospital, where Benigno serendipitously happens to be her caregiver. When wounded bullfighter Lydia (Rosario Flores) is brought into the same ward, her companion, writer Marco (Darío Grandinetti), begins to bond with Benigno.

Thelma and Louise

1991 (USA)
130 minutes

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

CrimeDrama

Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, and Thelma joins her. On the way, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt) and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender before their fates are sealed.

Thin Red Line, The

1998 (USA)
170 minutes

Director: Terrence Malick

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

DramaWar

In 1942, Private Witt (Jim Caviezel) is a U.S. Army absconder living peacefully with the locals of a small South Pacific island. Discovered by his commanding officer, Sgt. Welsh (Sean Penn), Witt is forced to resume his active duty training for the Battle of Guadalcanal. As Witt and his unit land on the island, and the American troops mount an assault on entrenched Japanese positions, the story explores their various fates and attitudes towards life-or-death situations.

Third Man, The

1949 (UK)
104 minutes

Director: Carol Reed

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli

MysteryThriller

Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, "The Third Man" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).

Three Colors: Blue

1993 (FRANCE)
100 minutes

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Starring: Juliette Binoche

DramaMystery

Three Colors: Red

1994 (FRANCE)
99 minutes

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Starring: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder

DramaMysteryRomance

Part-time model Valentine (Irène Jacob) meets a retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first, the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog to the judge's house, she discovers him listening in on his neighbors' phone conversations. At first, Valentine is outraged, but her debates with the judge over his behavior soon leads them to form a strange bond.

Three to Tango

1999 (USA)
98 minutes

Director: Damon Santostefano

Starring: Neve Campbell, Matthew Perry, Dylan McDermott

ComedyRomance

Oscar (Matthew Perry) and Peter (Oliver Platt) land a career-making opportunity when a Chicago tycoon (Dylan McDermott) chooses them to compete for the design of a cultural center. The tycoon mistakenly believes that Oscar is gay and has him spy on his mistress Amy (Neve Campbell). Oscar goes along with it and ends up falling in love with Amy.

Through a Glass Darkly

1961 (SWEDEN)
89 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow

Drama

Karin (Harriet Andersson) hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin (Max von Sydow), cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus (Lars Passgård), is confused by Karin's vulnerability and his own budding sexuality. Their father, David (Gunnar Björnstrand), cannot overcome his haughty remoteness. Beset by visions, Karin descends further into madness.

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

1989 (SPAIN)
101 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León

ComedyCrimeDramaRomance

Newly released from a mental institution, Ricky (Antonio Banderas) heads straight for a reunion with the love of his life, B-movie actress Marina (Victoria Abril). The trouble is, Marina doesn't remember him -- or the fling they had during her years as a junkie and porn star. Determined to make Marina love him, Ricky barges into her apartment and ties her up. With a captive audience, Ricky is sure it's only a matter of time before his beloved returns his affections.

Tightrope

1984 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: Richard Tuggle

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya

CrimeMysteryThriller

A New Orleans detective is forced to confront the dark side of his own personality when hunting down a vicious sex killer operating in the French Quarter. The Jekyll-and-Hyde cop's inner conflict only intensifies when he falls for the psychologist assigned to the case.

Time to Kill, A

1996 (USA)
149 minutes

Director: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson

CrimeDramaThriller

Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) is a heartbroken black father who avenges his daughter's brutal rape by shooting the bigoted men responsible for the crime as they are on their way to trial. He turns to Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), an untested lawyer, to defend him. Brigance struggles to believe that he can get Hailey acquitted in this small, segregated Southern town, given Hailey's race and the deliberate nature of his crimes, but Carl has unshakable faith in him.

To Catch a Thief

1955 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis

MysteryRomanceThriller

Notorious cat burglar John Robie (Cary Grant) has long since retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels currently in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie (Grace Kelly). When her jewels are stolen, Francie suspects John, destroying their tentative romance. John goes on the lam to catch the thief and clear his own name.

To Have and Have Not

1944 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan

ComedyRomanceThrillerWar

In Vichy France, fishing boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart) avoids getting involved in politics, refusing to smuggle French Resistance fighters into Martinique. But when a Resistance client is shot before he can pay, Harry agrees to help hotel owner Gerard (Marcel Dalio) smuggle two fighters to the island. Harry is further swayed by Slim (Lauren Bacall), a wandering American girl, and when the police take his friend Eddie (Walter Brennan) hostage, he is forced to fight for the Resistance.

To Kill a King

2003 (UK)
102 minutes

Director: Mike Barker

Starring: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams

BioDramaHistoryWar

As the English Civil War ends during the mid 17th century, Oliver Cromwell (Tim Roth) begins seizing power along with his leader, Gen. Thomas Fairfax (Dougray Scott). The dethroned British king, Charles I (Rupert Everett), is held captive while Cromwell, Fairfax and their allies decide his fate. Although Charles attempts to win Fairfax's wife, Lady Anne (Olivia Williams), over to his side, and the ruler still has many loyalists, Cromwell is determined to see the king go to trial.

Trading Places

1983 (USA)
116 minutes

Director: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy

Comedy

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy). An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn't commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.

Trouble with the Curve

2012 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Robert Lorenz

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman

Drama

For decades Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of baseball's best scouts -- but now his age is catching up with him. Still, he refuses to be benched even though his bosses are questioning his judgment. Tasked with checking out the country's hottest batting prospect, Gus is forced to accept help from his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams). Though they haven't spent time together in years, father and daughter make new discoveries about their shared past, which could change their future.

Troy

2004 (USA)
163 minutes

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

DramaHistoryRomance

Based on Homer's "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) falls for Menelaus' wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and takes her back to Troy. Menelaus' brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brother's fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea.

True Crime

1999 (USA)
127 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

Journalist Steve Everett (Clint Eastwood) has been sober two months, but things are still going badly. Steve's marriage to Barbara (Diane Venora) is barely holding together, and his editor (Denis Leary) hates him since Steve has been having an affair with his wife. A chance assignment finds Everett interviewing death row inmate Frank Beachum (Isaiah Washington). When Everett uncovers evidence indicating Beachum may be innocent, he must race against time to uncover the truth.

Tutta La Vita Davanti

2008 (ITALY)
117 minutes

Director: Paolo Virzì

Starring: Isabella Ragonese, Massimo Ghini, Valerio Mastandrea

ComedyDramaRomance

"Your Whole Life Ahead of You" is an Italian movie about a brilliant recent graduate struggling to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them. A bittersweet picture of modern society narrated through the eyes of a funny young philosopher.

Twentieth Century

1934 (USA)
91 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly

ComedyRomance

When down-on-his-luck Broadway impresario Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore) meets his discovery and former flame, Lily Garland (Carole Lombard), on the glamorous 20th Century Limited train between Chicago and New York, he uses every scheme at his disposal to win the movie star back both professionally and romantically. However, Lily, along with her new beau, George (Ralph Forbes), and Jaffe's rival producer, Max Jacobs (Charles Levison), who hired Lily to star in his latest play, have other plans.

Two for the Road

1967 (UK)
111 minutes

Director: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron

ComedyDramaRomance

Architect Mark Wallace (Albert Finney) and his wife, Joanna (Audrey Hepburn), travel to France to meet with an affluent client (Claude Dauphin). While there, they reflect on their first decade of marriage -- memories of when they first met, of courtship and of road trips through the French countryside. As flirtation and playful quarreling turn to boredom with the banality of married life, the Wallaces struggle to rekindle their passion, while mutual infidelity threatens to tear them apart.

Ulysses

1954 (ITALY)
104 minutes

Director: Mario Camerini

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn

FantasyHistory

Homer's hero (Kirk Douglas) recalls episodes of his odyssey: the Cyclops, Circe (Silvana Mangano), the sirens, the Trojan horse.

Umberto D.

1952 (ITALY)
91 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari

Drama

When elderly pensioner Umberto Domenico Ferrari (Carlo Battisti) returns to his boarding house from a protest calling for a hike in old-age pensions, his landlady (Lina Gennari) demands her 15,000-lire rent by the end of the month or he and his small dog will be turned out onto the street. Unable to get the money in time, Umberto fakes illness to get sent to a hospital, giving his beloved dog to the landlady's pregnant and abandoned maid (Maria-Pia Casilio) for temporary safekeeping.

Under the Roofs of Paris

1930 (FRANCE)
96 minutes

Director: René Clair

Starring: Albert Préjean, Pola Illéry, Edmond T. Gréville

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

In the tenement slums of Paris between the world wars, impoverished street singer Albert (Albert Préjean) yearns for beautiful Romanian immigrant Pola (Pola Illery). Pola's boyfriend, local hoodlum Fred (Gaston Modot), grows jealous of Albert's constant attention to his woman and frames the hapless musician for one of his own petty crimes. But while Albert is in prison for Fred's misdeed, Pola ends up falling for Albert's faithful best friend, Louis (Edmond T. Gréville).

Under the Tuscan Sun

2003 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: Audrey Wells

Starring: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh

ComedyDramaRomance

When Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) learns her husband is cheating on her from a writer whom she gave a bad review, her life is turned upside down. In an attempt to bring her out of a deep depression, her best friend, Patti (Sandra Oh), encourages Frances to take a tour of Italy. During the trip, the new divorcée impulsively decides to purchase a rural Tuscan villa and struggles to start her life anew amid colorful local characters, including the handsome Marcello (Raoul Bova).

Unforgiven

1992 (USA)
130 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

DramaWestern

When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), who doesn't allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny (Clint Eastwood), the other by the florid English Bob (Richard Harris), come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff.

United 93

2006 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Paul Greengrass

Starring: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas

DramaHistoryThriller

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists seize control of United Airlines Flight 93 and three other planes. As the realization of the imminent horror dawns on passengers, crew and loved ones on the ground, the courageous acts by those held hostage in the air count down in actual time.

Variety Lights

1950 (ITALY)
97 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina

DramaRomance

In Italy, Checco Dal Monte (Peppino De Filippo) manages a troupe of traveling performers with plenty of heart but minimal talent. At a small town engagement, he encounters the starry-eyed, gorgeous Lily Antonelli (Carla Del Poggio), and hires her as a dancer on the show. Vivacious Lily quickly sells out crowds and earns the resentment of Checco's mistress, Melina Amour (Giulietta Masina), but the fledgling performer has far bigger ambitions and soon sets her sights on a higher-profile role.

Vicky Christina Barcelona

2008 (SPAIN)
96 minutes

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

DramaRomance

Americans Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) arrive in Spain for a summer vacation at a friend's (Patricia Clarkson) Barcelona home. Visiting an art gallery, they meet seductive painter Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), who invites them for a weekend of food, art and sex. Sparks really ignite when his fiery former lover (Penélope Cruz) arrives on the scene, making for a very crowded house.

Vincere

2009 (ITALY)
128 minutes

Director: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi

BioDramaRomance

Inspired by the life of Benito Mussolini's first wife, Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), the film tells the story of tragic love amidst the tides of war. Ida, taken by the young and unemployed Benito (Filippo Timi), marries him and soon has his child. The two are separated at the outbreak of World War I, and Benito remarries. When Ida finds out, she tries to assert her place in his life, but the fascists are less than willing to tarnish the image of the man who is now a dictator.

Viridiana

1961 (SPAIN)
90 minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey

ComedyDrama

Viridinia (Silvia Pinal) is preparing to start her life as a nun when she is sent, somewhat unwillingly, to visit to her aging uncle, Don Jaime (Fernando Rey). He supports her; but the two have met only once. Jaime thinks Viridinia resembles his dead wife. Virdinia has secretly despised this man all her life and finds her worst fears proven when Jaime grows determined to seduce his pure niece. Viridinia becomes undone as her uncle upends the plans she had made to join the convent.

Vivre Sa Vie

1962 (FRANCE)
85 minutes

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe

Drama

In director Jean-Luc Godard's landmark drama, Nana (Anna Karina), a young Parisian woman who works in a record shop, finds herself disillusioned by poverty and a crumbling marriage. Hoping to become an actress and break into films, Nana is once again disappointed when nothing comes of her dreams, and soon she turns to a bleak life of prostitution. When she meets a man (Peter Kassovitz) who truly cares for her, Nana's hope returns -- but Raoul (Sady Rebbot), her pimp, may have the final word.

Volver

2006 (SPAIN)
121 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas

ComedyDrama

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. A former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to help comfort them.

Way We Laughed, The

1998 (ITALY)
124 minutes

Director: Gianni Amelio

Starring: Francesco Giuffrida, Enrico Lo Verso, Fabrizio Gifuni

Drama

Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro (Francesco Giuffrida) is joined by his older brother, Giovanni (Enrico Lo Verso), who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to seek employment to support his brother's academic pursuits. Unfortunately, things don't go well for Giovanni and Pietro, and they face significant hardships as they try to improve their lives.

Welcome to Me

2014 (USA)
87 minutes

Director: Shira Piven

Starring: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini

ComedyDrama

A mentally unbalanced lottery winner (Kristen Wiig) goes off her medication, buys a talk show and uses it as a platform to broadcast her bizarre opinions on a wide variety of topics.

West Side Story

1961 (USA)
153 minutes

Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

CrimeDramaMusicalRomance

A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival's sister.

Where Eagles Dare

1968 (UK)
158 minutes

Director: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure

ActionWar

A crack team of Allied soldiers stages a daring rescue during World War II. A U.S. general is being held captive in an imposing castle fort, high in the Bavarian Alps. The audacious plan calls for Lt. Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), Maj. Smith (Richard Burton) and other operatives to parachute down wearing Nazi disguises. They'll penetrate the mountain outpost while undercover operatives assist them from within. But their mission changes when they discover that there's a traitor in their midst.

White Hunter Black Heart

1990 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Charlotte Cornwell

Drama

Hard-living, macho movie director John Wilson (Clint Eastwood) arrives in 1950s Zimbabwe to prepare for his next film. Accompanied by screenwriter Pete Verrill (Jeff Fahey), Wilson becomes far more interested in shooting an elephant than getting ready for the shoot. Determined, Wilson moves production to a village where a native hunter helps him in his quest. Obsessed with this goal even as filming grows ever more chaotic, the director begins to question the ethics and origins of his fixation.

Wild Strawberries

1957 (SWEDEN)
91 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

DramaRomance

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara (Bibi Andersson), a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love.

Wild Things

1998 (USA)
108 minutes

Director: John McNaughton

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

When teen debutante Kelly (Denise Richards) fails to attract the attention of her hunky guidance counselor, Sam (Matt Dillon), she cries rape, igniting a scandal that results in his arrest. Sam appeals to Ken (Bill Murray), a hack personal-injury lawyer who has never handled a case that couldn't be helped by a prop neck brace. Soon, a second victim, Suzie (Neve Campbell), comes forward, and Detective Duquette (Kevin Bacon) discovers that the unfolding case is far from what it seems.

Wimbledon

2004 (UK)
98 minutes

Director: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau

ComedyRomance

Frustrated at his own failures and disillusioned with professional sports, tennis player Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) resolves to retire from competition and become an instructor at an exclusive private club. But when Colt receives a surprise wild-card berth in Wimbledon, he can't help but enter the tournament. Soon, Colt meets Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), a beautiful American tennis player with an upcoming match of her own, and finds the inspiration he hopes will turn his luck around.

Winter Light

1963 (SWEDEN)
81 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom

Drama

A Swedish pastor (Gunnar Björnstrand) fails a loving woman (Ingrid Thulin), a suicidal fisherman (Gunnel Lindblom) and God.

Woman Called Golda, A

1982 (USA)
191 minutes

Director: Alan Gibson

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover

BioDramaHistory

The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Woman on Top

2000 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Fina Torres

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau

ComedyFantasyRomance

Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, "Woman on Top" is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When she decides to break free from her rocky marriage and the stifling kitchen of her husband's restaurant in Brazil, she spirits off to San Francisco in pursuit of her dreams of a real culinary career.

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

1988 (SPAIN)
88 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano

ComedyDrama

When Pepa Marcos' (Carmen Maura) lover Ivan (Fernando Guillén) suddenly leaves her without any explanation, she embarks on a strange journey to discover why. On the way she meets a variety of eccentric characters, including Ivan's son from a previous relationship (Antonio Banderas), his fiancee Marissa (Rossy de Palma) and a Shiite terrorist cell who have been secretly holding her best friend Candela (María Barranco) hostage. It's a film noir take on the romantic comedy.

Written on the Wind

1956 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack

Drama

Mitch Wayne (Rock Hudson) is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared (Robert Keith), works hard to establish the family business, his irresponsible son, Kyle (Robert Stack), is an alcoholic playboy, and his daughter, Marylee (Dorothy Malone), is the town tramp. Mitch harbors a secret love for Kyle's unsatisfied wife, Lucy (Lauren Bacall) -- a fact that leaves him exposed when the jealous Marylee accuses him of murder.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

1963 (ITALY)
119 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè

ComedyRomance

Director Vittorio De Sica created this trilogy of romantic comedies set in different parts of Italy, with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni starring in each story. In Naples, poor Adelina supports her husband by selling black market cigarettes. In Milan, wealthy Anna is having an affair with poor Renzo, whose infatuation is tested by a near-tragedy. In Rome, prostitute Mara seeks the help of her client Augusto to spurn the advances of her neighbor's infatuated grandson (Giovanni Ridolfi).

Young Victoria, The

2009 (UK)
100 minutes

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany

BioDramaHistoryRomance

As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria (Emily Blunt) gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother (Miranda Richardson) wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert (Rupert Friend), the man who will become the love of her life.

Action

Any Which Way You Can

1980 (USA)
minutes

Director: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

ActionComedy

Ben-Hur

1959 (USA)
minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Charleton Heston

ActionEpic

Date Night

2010 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey

ActionThriller

Dirty Harry

1971 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Hal Holbrook

ActionThriller

Every Which Way but Loose

1978 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

Action

Exodus

1960 (USA)
212 minutes

Director: Otto Preminger

Starring: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint

ActionDrama

Firefox

1982 (USA)
136 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, Warren Clarke

ActionThriller

Gladiator

2000 (USA)
171 minutes

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed

ActionDrama

Kelly’s Heroes

1970 (USA)
149 minutes

Director: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles

ActionComedyWar

In the midst of World War II, an array of colorful American soldiers gets inside information from a drunk German officer about millions of dollars worth of gold hidden on enemy soil. Kelly (Clint Eastwood), a private with the platoon, devises a plan to sneak past the German officers to steal the loot for his crew. They recruit more men and set their plan into action. Despite several casualties, the men are determined to press forward, even if it means striking a deal with the opposing army.

Key Largo

1948 (USA)
101 minutes

Director: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall

ActionCrimeDramaThriller

This classic film noir by John Huston stars Humphrey Bogart as World War II vet Frank McCloud. Visiting Key Largo to pay his respects to the family of his late war buddy, McCloud attempts to comfort his comrade's widow, Nora (Lauren Bacall), and father, James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), who operate a hotel. But McCloud realizes that mobsters, led by the infamous Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), are staying in the hotel. When the criminals take over the establishment, conflict is inevitable.

Knights’s Tale, A

2001 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Brian Helgeland

Starring: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell

ActionRomance

Peasant-born William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) begins a quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden (Shanynn Sossamon) and rock his medieval world. With the help of friends (Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk), he faces the ultimate test of medieval gallantry -- tournament jousting -- and tries to discover if he has the mettle to become a legend.

La Scorta

1993 (ITALY)
95 minutes

Director: Ricky Tognazzi

Starring: Carlo Cecchi, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Amendola

ActionCrimeDramaThriller

A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

Last Legion, The

2007 (UK)
101 minutes

Director: Doug Lefler

Starring: Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

ActionWar

The Roman Empire is under threat. On the eve of the coronation of 12-year-old Romulus Augustus, barbarian general Odoacer arrives in Rome to make demands in exchange for his years supporting the Roman legions in the east, but when he is refused, the barbarian army storms the city. Faced with treason Romulus and his allies must set off in search of the one legion in the Empire that is still loyal to him.

Magnum Force

1973 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan

ActionCrimeMysteryThriller

Rogue San Francisco cop "Dirty Harry" Callahan (Clint Eastwood) doesn't believe in blind obedience to the rules, but when a vigilante group starts executing criminals who have escaped punishment on technicalities, that's going too far. Against the orders of his commanding officer, Lt. Briggs (Hal Holbrook), Callahan begins investigating his hunch that another policeman is behind the killings -- with his primary suspect being his tightly wound ex-partner, Charlie McCoy (Mitchell Ryan).

Master and Commander

2003 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Peter Weir

Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd

ActionDramaHistoryWar

In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

Pink Cadillac

1989 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart

ActionComedyCrimeDrama

Bounty hunter Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of Lou Ann McGuinn (Bernadette Peters), a bail jumper last seen burning rubber in her husband's pink Cadillac. But Tommy isn't the only one searching for Lou Ann. There's also a gang of neo-Nazis who want the counterfeit bills hidden in her car trunk. Although Nowak gets to her first, his assignment becomes a touch more difficult when he starts to fall for Lou Ann -- and her husband, Roy (Timothy Carhart), comes into the picture.

Rookie, The

1990 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia

ActionComedyCrimeDramaThriller

Police Det. Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) isn't so happy when he gets paired with young rookie David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen). Ackerman should have cause for concern too: Most of Pulovski's partners have ended up in body bags. But they'll have to get along if they want to take down the car-theft ring whose leaders (Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) are responsible for the death of the veteran's last partner. Does it matter that Pulovski's been pulled off the case? Not a bit.

Space Cowboys

2000 (USA)
130 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland

ActionThriller

Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner star as a group of pilots whose time has come to serve their country and fulfill their dream of going to space. In 1958, the members of Team Daedalus, a group of top Air Force test pilots, were ready to serve their country as the first Americans in space. When NASA replaced the Air Force for outer atmospheric testing, they were pushed aside for a chimpanzee. The team retired, but the dream of going into space never died.

Sudden Impact

1983 (USA)
117 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

ActionCrimeThriller

Jennifer Spencer (Sondra Locke) was gang raped, but the crime went unpunished. Now she demands revenge, killing off the men that attacked her years before. The murders attract the attention of Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood), who is on a forced vacation due to his violent approach to police work. The case gets complicated when Harry develops a relationship with Jennifer, and it's up to Harry to make the right decision when Jennifer's life is threatened for a second time.

Where Eagles Dare

1968 (UK)
158 minutes

Director: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure

ActionWar

A crack team of Allied soldiers stages a daring rescue during World War II. A U.S. general is being held captive in an imposing castle fort, high in the Bavarian Alps. The audacious plan calls for Lt. Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), Maj. Smith (Richard Burton) and other operatives to parachute down wearing Nazi disguises. They'll penetrate the mountain outpost while undercover operatives assist them from within. But their mission changes when they discover that there's a traitor in their midst.

Bio

400 Blows, The

1959 (FRANCE)
99 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud

BioDramaForeignFrench

The 400 Blows (French: Les Quatre Cents Coups) is a 1959 French film which is the debut of director François Truffaut. It stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character.

Bird

1988 (USA)
161 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Michael Zelniker, Diane Venora

BioDrama

Cromwell

1970 (UK)
145 minutes

Director: Ken Hughes

Starring: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

BioDramaForeignHistory

Désirée

1954 (USA)
110 minutes

Director: Henry Koster

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons

BioHistory

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

2013 (USA)
105 minutes

Director: Richard Schieckel

Starring: Kevin Bacon, John Calley, Kevin Costner

Bio

Eastwood Factor, The

2010 (USA)
90 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood

Bio

Fellini, I’m a Born Liar

2002 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Damian Pettigrew

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Luigi ‘Titta’ Benzi

BioForeignItalian

Gandhi

1982 (USA)
191 minutes

Director: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Trevor Howard, Candice Bergen

BioDrama

Garbo

2005 (USA)
85 minutes

Director: Christopher Bird, Kevin Brownlow

Starring:

Bio

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

2011 (UK)
208 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

BioMusical

Ingmar Bergman Makes A Movie

1963 (USA)
146 minutes

Director: Vilgot Sjöman

Starring: Ingmar Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand

BioForeign

Intimate Portraits, Grace Kelly

2011 (USA)
minutes

Director: Bob Jaffe

Starring: Grace Kelly

Bio

Invictus

2009 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon

BioDramaHistory

King and I, The

1956 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno

BioDramaMusicalRomance

In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.

Last Emperor, The

1987 (UK)
163 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

BioDramaHistory

This sweeping account of the life of Pu Yi (John Lone), the last emperor of China, follows the leader's tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu Yi knew is dramatically upended.

Lawrence of Arabia

1962 (UK)
216 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

BioDramaHistoryWar

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Lion in Winter, The

1968 (UK)
134 minutes

Director: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins

BioDramaHistory

It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

1955 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Henry King, Otto Lang

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

BioDramaRomanceWar

In Hong Kong in 1949, Mark Elliott (William Holden) is an American reporter covering the Chinese civil war. Undergoing a trial separation from his wife, he meets the beautiful Dr. Han Suyin (Jennifer Jones), a widowed physician from mainland China. As the pair fall in love, they encounter disapproval from both her family and his friends about their interracial romance. Although the film was a commercial success upon release, the casting of Jones in an Asian role has since been criticized.

Lust for Life

1956 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald

BioDrama

This lauded drama depicts the life of revered Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas). An intense and imaginative artist, Van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure. Supported by his brother, Theo (James Donald), the tormented Van Gogh eventually leaves Holland for France, where he meets volatile fellow painter Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn) and struggles to find greater inspiration.

Luther

2003 (GERMANY)
123 minutes

Director: Eric Till

Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov

BioDramaHistory

In the 16th century, Martin Luther (Joseph Fiennes) becomes a monk and later challenges the practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

Malcolm X

1992 (USA)
202 minutes

Director: Spike Lee

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo

BioDramaHistoryRomance

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Man for All Seasons, A

1966 (UK)
120 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw

BioDramaHistory

When the highly respected British statesman Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) refuses to pressure the Pope into annulling the marriage of King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) and his Spanish-born wife, More's clashes with the monarch increase in intensity. A devout Catholic, More stands by his religious principles and moves to leave the royal court. Unfortunately, the King and his loyalists aren't appeased by this, and press forward with grave charges of treason, further testing More's resolve.

Other Boleyn Girl, The

2008 (UK)
115 minutes

Director: Justin Chadwick

Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana

BioDramaHistoryRomance

King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) lacks an heir. Seeing this as an opportunity for personal gain, the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) and Sir Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance) persuade Thomas' daughter Anne (Natalie Portman) to seduce the king. But Henry falls in love with Anne's sister, Mary (Scarlett Johansson), instead. When Mary becomes pregnant, she's confined to bed, with charged with Anne keeping the king from straying -- but the plan backfires when Anne seeks the king's affections for herself.

Patton

1970 (USA)
172 minutes

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

BioDramaWar

Biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning with his entry into the North African campaign and ending with his removal from command after his outspoken criticism of US post-war military strategy.

Pianist, The

2002 (FRANCE)
150 minutes

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

BioDramaWar

In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.

Queen Christina

1933 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith

BioDramaHistoryRomance

The wise and peace-loving Queen Christina (Greta Garbo) has ruled Sweden since the age of 6, when her heroic father died in battle. Pressured to marry her cousin Karl Gustav (Reginald Owen) and produce an heir, the queen slips away incognito and ends up at a country inn, where she meets and falls in love with Antonio (John Gilbert), a Spanish envoy on his way to the palace. However, Count Magnus, himself in love with the queen, does not approve of her foreign lover.

Richard III

1955 (UK)
161 minutes

Director: Laurence Olivier

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen

BioDramaHistoryWar

Having helped his brother King Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York (Laurence Olivier), plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne (Claire Bloom), and his brother George, Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud), Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

Rudy

1993 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: David Anspaugh

Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty

BioDrama

Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship. Rudy redoubles his efforts to get out of the steel mill where his father works when his best friend (Christopher Reed) dies in an accident there. Overcoming his dyslexia thanks to his friend and tutor, D-Bob (Jon Favreau), Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school's fabled football team.

Sea Inside, The

2004 (SPAIN)
125 minutes

Director: Alejandro Amenábar

Starring: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas

BioDrama

Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem) is a Spanish ship mechanic and part-time poet who is left a quadriplegic after a diving accident. This film tells the true story of Sampedro's 30-year battle for the legal right to end his own life. He develops close relationships with his long-term lawyer Julia (Belén Rueda) and his friend Rosa (Lola Dueñas), who tries to convince him that his life is worth living. Despite his situation, Ramon manages to inspire those around him to live life to the fullest.

Spartacus

1960 (USA)
197 minutes

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

BioDramaHistoryWar

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

To Kill a King

2003 (UK)
102 minutes

Director: Mike Barker

Starring: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams

BioDramaHistoryWar

As the English Civil War ends during the mid 17th century, Oliver Cromwell (Tim Roth) begins seizing power along with his leader, Gen. Thomas Fairfax (Dougray Scott). The dethroned British king, Charles I (Rupert Everett), is held captive while Cromwell, Fairfax and their allies decide his fate. Although Charles attempts to win Fairfax's wife, Lady Anne (Olivia Williams), over to his side, and the ruler still has many loyalists, Cromwell is determined to see the king go to trial.

Vincere

2009 (ITALY)
128 minutes

Director: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi

BioDramaRomance

Inspired by the life of Benito Mussolini's first wife, Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), the film tells the story of tragic love amidst the tides of war. Ida, taken by the young and unemployed Benito (Filippo Timi), marries him and soon has his child. The two are separated at the outbreak of World War I, and Benito remarries. When Ida finds out, she tries to assert her place in his life, but the fascists are less than willing to tarnish the image of the man who is now a dictator.

Woman Called Golda, A

1982 (USA)
191 minutes

Director: Alan Gibson

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover

BioDramaHistory

The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Young Victoria, The

2009 (UK)
100 minutes

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany

BioDramaHistoryRomance

As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria (Emily Blunt) gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother (Miranda Richardson) wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert (Rupert Friend), the man who will become the love of her life.

Com

About a Boy

2002 (USA)
minutes

Director: Fred Weitz, Paul Weitz

Starring: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult

Comedy

Will Freeman lives a serene and luxurious lifestyle devoid of responsibility in London thanks to substantial royalties left to him from a successful Christmas song composed by his father. Will begins attending a support group, called SPAT (Single Parents Alone Together), for single parents as a way to meet women. His plan succeeds and he meets Suzie. Will brings Suzie on a picnic where he meets Marcus, the 12-year-old son of Suzie's friend, Fiona.

About Last Night

1986 (USA)
minutes

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore

Comedy

When Danny meets Debbie at Mother Malone's ("Mother's"), a bar in the Chicago Gold Coast, the two start a relationship from a one-night stand. Witty dialogue, smart look at relationships in the 80's.

Admission

2013 (USA)
minutes

Director: Paul Weitz

Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd

Comedy

Straight-laced Princeton University Admissions Officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is caught off guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by a former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). It is very funny and deals with a very hot topic: college admissions.

All About Steve

2009 (USA)
minutes

Director: Phil Traill

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper

Comedy

Mary Horowitz, a crossword puzzle writer for the Sacramento Herald, is socially awkward and considers her pet hamster her only true friend. Her parents decide to set her up on a blind date. Mary's expectations are low, as she tells her hamster. Mary is pleasantly surprised when her date turns out to be handsome and charming Steve Miller, a cameraman for the television news network CCN. It is a sweet little film and Bullock and Bradley are both great.

Along Came Polly

2003 (USA)
minutes

Director: John Hamburg

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston

ComedyRomance

Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg, starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston in the lead roles. The story follow Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller), a tightly-wound newly-wed who finds his life falling into chaos when he discovers his wife cheating on him with a scuba diver on their honeymoon and then quickly finds himself falling in love with his old classmate, Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston). Both Stiller and Anniston are right on with laughs and some tears; this is a great USA comedy that did not get enough attention but it made a good profit.

Amarcord

1973 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Federico Felini

Starring: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Amarcord is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, a semi-autobiographical tale about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in the village of Borgo San Giuliano situated near the ancient walls of Rimini in 1930s Fascist Italy. The film's title is taken from Romagnolo phrase "a m'arcord" ("I remember"). I think it is the most perfect Fellini film. It is beautiful, charming, funny, full of wonderful characters, great music, and a real story of Italy in the 30s. Wonderful! (William Fredlund)

Amarcord Review

Amelie

2001 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou

ComedyForeignFrenchRomance

Amelie presents a depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. The film took in over $33 million in a limited theatrical release and is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States, and one of the biggest international successes for a French movie. IN FRENCH.

Any Which Way You Can

1980 (USA)
minutes

Director: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

ActionComedy

Astaire and Rogers

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Warner Home Video

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

ComedyMusicalRomance

Avenue Montaigne

2006 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Daniele Thompson

Starring: Cécile De France

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Awful Truth, The

1937 (USA)
minutes

Director: Leo McCarthy

Starring: Cary Grant, Irene Dunn

Comedy

The Awful Truth Review

Belle de Jour

1967 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Catherine Deneuve

ComedyDrama

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

2011 (USA)
minutes

Director: John Madden

Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith

ComedyDrama

Best of Youth, The

2003 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana

Starring: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni

ComedyDrama

Blume in Love

1973 (USA)
156 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: George Segal, Kris Kristofferson, Susan Anspach

ComedyDramaRomance

Born Yesterday

1993 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Luis Mandoki

Starring: Melanie Griffith, John Goodman

ComedyRomance

Bread & Tulips

2000 (ITALY)
116 minutes

Director: Silvio Soldini

Starring: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz

ComedyForeignItalianRomance

Broadway Danny Rose

1984 (USA)
84 minutes

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow

Comedy

Catch and Release

2005 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Susannah Grant

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Sam Jaeger, Timothy Olyphant

ComedyDrama

Change-Up, The

2011 (USA)
118 minutes

Director: David Dobkin

Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds

ComedyFantasy

Ciao, Professore!

1992 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Lina Wertmueller

Starring: Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Class, The

2008 (FRANCE)
130 minutes

Director: Laurent Cantet

Starring: Francois Begaudeau

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Crazy Stupid Love

2011 (USA)
140 minutes

Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore

ComedyDrama

Dinner Game, The

1998 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Francis Veber

Starring: Daniel Prevost

ComedyForeignFrench

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

1986 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler

Comedy

Dr. Strangelove

1964 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

ComedyFantasy

Fellini’s Roma

1972 (ITALY)
128 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Flamingo Kid, The

1984 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Garry Marshall

Starring: Matt Dillon, Hector Elizondo

Comedy

Friends With Money

2006 (USA)
88 minutes

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand

ComedyDrama

This is a witty movie about someone without money-Jennifer-living all the time around people who have a lot of money. As with all Aniston movies, either she is good and the film is then wonderful, or she is terrible and then the movie fails. This one works.

Funny Face

1957 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: tanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire

ComedyMusicalRomance

Gigi

1958 (USA)
119 minutes

Director: Vincent Minnelli

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jordan

ComedyMusicalRomance

Girl From Paris, The

2001 (FRANCE)
103 minutes

Director: Christian Carion

Starring: Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Great Beauty, The

2013 (ITALY)
172 minutes

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Starring: Tony Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Verdone

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Harry and Tonto

1974 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn

ComedyDrama

Heartburn

1986 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson

ComedyDrama

Honkytonk Man

1982 (USA)
123 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire

ComedyDrama

It Happened One Night

1934 (USA)
104 minutes

Director: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

ComedyRomance

It Started In Naples

1960 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio de Sica

ComedyDrama

It’s Complicated

2009 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin

ComedyDramaRomance

Joe Versus the Volcano

1990 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: John Patrick Shanley

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

ComedyRomance

Johnny Stecchino

1991 (ITALY)
122 minutes

Director: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli

ComedyCrimeRomance

Juliet of the Spirits

1965 (ITALY)
137 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu

ComedyDramaFantasy

Middle-aged Giulietta (Giulietta Masina) grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio (Mario Pisu) when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past. Slightly skeptical, but intrigued, she visits a mystic who gives her more information -- and nudges her toward the realization that her husband is indeed a philanderer.

Juno

2007 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: Jason Reitman

Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner

ComedyDrama

When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy.

Just Married

2003 (USA)
95 minutes

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane

ComedyRomance

Tom (Ashton Kutcher) and Sarah (Brittany Murphy) are two lovebirds from different worlds. He's an average guy with a fondness for beer who works a low-level job, while she's an aspiring writer from a wealthy and cultured family. The disapproval of family and friends doesn't prevent the pair from marrying, but their disastrous honeymoon in Italy, with an unwelcome appearance by Sarah's ex-boyfriend, Peter (Christian Kane), nearly succeeds in tearing them apart.

Kate & Leopold

2001 (USA)
123 minutes

Director: James Mangold

Starring: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber

ComedyFantasyRomance

Kate McKay (Meg Ryan) is a modern day executive, a 21st century woman driven to succeed in the corporate world. Leopold, the third Duke of Albany, is a charming gent and bachelor of the late 18OOs. With career and social expectations looming, each has grown cynical about the very notion of falling in love. But when a rip in the fabric of time thrusts Leopold into present day New York, the potential for an old-fashioned modern romance ignites.

Kelly’s Heroes

1970 (USA)
149 minutes

Director: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles

ActionComedyWar

In the midst of World War II, an array of colorful American soldiers gets inside information from a drunk German officer about millions of dollars worth of gold hidden on enemy soil. Kelly (Clint Eastwood), a private with the platoon, devises a plan to sneak past the German officers to steal the loot for his crew. They recruit more men and set their plan into action. Despite several casualties, the men are determined to press forward, even if it means striking a deal with the opposing army.

Kind Hearts and Coronets

1949 (UK)
106 minutes

Director: Robert Hamer

Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

ComedyCrime

When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member (all played by Alec Guinness) who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love (Joan Greenwood) and the widow of one of his victims (Valerie Hobson), his plans go awry.

La Dolce Vita

1960 (ITALY)
174 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée

ComedyDrama

In Federico Fellini's lauded Italian film, restless reporter Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) drifts through life in Rome. While Marcello contends with the overdose taken by his girlfriend, Emma (Yvonne Furneaux), he also pursues heiress Maddalena (Anouk Aimée) and movie star Sylvia (Anita Ekberg), embracing a carefree approach to living. Despite his hedonistic attitude, Marcello does have moments of quiet reflection, resulting in an intriguing cinematic character study.

Lady Eve, The

1941 (USA)
94 minutes

Director: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

ComedyRomance

It's no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.

Last Kiss, The

2006 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Starring: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson

ComedyDramaRomance

Four friends (Zach Braff, Casey Affleck, Michael Weston, Eric Christian Olsen) face the prospect of turning 30 and losing the freedom of their youth. For one, Michael, the transition is especially difficult; although he is in love with Jenna (Jacinda Barrett), the mother of his child, his panicked reaction to the onset of adult responsibilities sends him into the arms of another woman (Rachel Bilson).

Le Million

1931 (FRANCE)
81 minutes

Director: René Clair

Starring: Annabella, René Lefèvre, Jean-Louis Allibert

ComedyMusical

Debt-ridden painter Michel (René Lefèvre) is overcome with joy at discovering that he has just won 1 million florins in the Dutch lottery, but almost immediately, he discovers that his softhearted girlfriend, Béatrice (Annabella), has given away his jacket containing the winning ticket to an elderly petty thief (Paul Ollivier). Soon Michel, Beatrice and Michel's artistic rival, Prosper (Louis Allibert), are hurtling through the streets of Paris on the trail of the missing jacket.

Love on the Run

1979 (FRANCE)
94 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier

ComedyDramaRomance

Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife (Claude Jade). It being the first "no-fault" divorce in France, a media circus erupts, dredging up Antoine's past. Indecisive about his new love with a store clerk (Dorothée), he impulsively takes off with an old flame (Marie-France Pisier).

L’ultimo Baccio

2001 (ITALY)
115 minutes

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Stefania Sandrelli

ComedyDramaRomance

Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and Alberto reluctantly grapple with their own responsibilities.

Mafioso

1962 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell, Gabriella Conti

ComedyCrimeDrama

Antonio travels to Sicily with his wife and children to meet his family and earns the favor of a local mobster who sends him to find an enemy of the mob in New York.

Malèna

2000 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico

ComedyDramaRomanceWar

In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever... Malena, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life's lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined.

Marriage Italian Style

1964 (ITALY)
102 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi

ComedyDramaRomance

When handsome, successful Domenico (Marcello Mastroianni) first meets the sexy young waif Filomena (Sophia Loren) in Naples during World War II, he is instantly smitten. Flash forward to the postwar years, and the two meet again, sparking a passionate affair that spans two decades. But when Filomena -- who has now become Domenico's kept woman and has secretly borne his children -- learns that her lover is planning to wed another, she stops at nothing to hook him into marrying her instead.

Metropolitan

1990 (USA)
98 minutes

Director: Whit Stillman

Starring: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman

ComedyDramaRomance

A radical student is adopted by a group of young New Yorkers, serves as a catalyst to alter his and their lives. Gathering in a Manhattan apartment, the group of friends meet to discuss social mobility, Fourier's socialism and play bridge in their cocoon of upper-class society - until they are joined by a man with a critical view of their way of life.

Milou en Mai

1990 (FRANCE)
107 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy

ComedyRomance

An eccentric French family meets in the country for the funeral of their matriarch (Paulette Dubost), which takes place at the same time as the 1968 student revolts in Paris. Even with the latest updates of the riots coming in over the airwaves, the family prefers to focus on petty squabbles and personal matters rather than the current political climate. When the escalating protests leave them no choice but to venture deeper into the wilderness, they become even more removed from social affairs.

Mirror Has Two Faces, The

1996 (USA)
126 minutes

Director: Barbra Streisand

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall

ComedyDramaRomance

Comic tale about the relationship between a frumpy college lecturer specializing in romantic literature and a fellow professor who wants a platonic friendship with an intelligent woman. However, she begins to long for more, and they soon find that their goal of a union based on celibacy will be difficult to achieve.

Monster, The

1994 (ITALY)
112 minutes

Director: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Michel Blanc, Nicoletta Braschi

ComedyCrimeMystery

Authorities use a policewoman (Nicoletta Braschi) to trap a harmless misfit (Roberto Benigni) mistaken for a notorious sex killer.

Murmur of the Heart

1971 (FRANCE)
118 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin

ComedyDrama

This loosely plotted coming-of-age tale follows the life of 15-year-old Laurent Chevalier (Benoît Ferreux) as he stumbles his way over the burgeoning swell of adolescence in 1950s France. After having his first sexual experience with a prostitute and dodging the lips of a priest (Michel Lonsdale), Chevalier contracts a case of scarlet fever. When the fever leaves him with a heart murmur, Chevalier is placed in a sanatorium, along with his over-attentive and adulterous mother (Léa Massari).

My Best Friend

2006 (FRANCE)
94 minutes

Director: Patrice Leconte

Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Julie Gayet

Comedy

Francois (Daniel Auteuil), a Parisian antique dealer, has little time or desire for personal relationships. When his business partner (Julie Gayet) challenges him to prove that he has a friend, the buddy-less Francois tries to find one. When his pathetic attempts fail, he hires a cab driver (Dany Boon) to teach him how to make and keep a real pal.

My Brother is an Only Child

2007 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Daniele Luchetti

Starring: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro

ComedyCrimeDramaHistory

Two brothers living in Latina, Italy, grow up against the backdrop of the tumultuous Years of Lead. Manrico Benassi (Riccardo Scamarcio) joins the Communist party, while his impressionable younger brother, Accio (Elio Germano), returns from seminary school a full-blooded Fascist. As the years wear on, Accio and Manrico's family loyalty is tested by their political differences and their dueling loves for Francesca (Diane Fleri), a compassionate and intelligent activist.

My Favorite Wife

1940 (USA)
88 minutes

Director: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

ComedyRomance

After his wife, Ellen (Irene Dunne), disappears at sea, Nick Arden (Cary Grant) waits seven long years before finally marrying the lovely Bianca (Gail Patrick). As luck would have it, Ellen suddenly reappears in Nick's life during his honeymoon with Bianca and informs him that she's been shipwrecked on a desert island. Nick is overjoyed to see her, but becomes insane with jealousy when he learns of her only island companion -- the handsome Stephen Burkett (Randolph Scott).

My Man Godfrey

1936 (USA)
94 minutes

Director: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady

ComedyDramaRomance

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park (William Powell), who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia (Gail Patrick), who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Never on Sunday

1960 (USA)
91 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas

ComedyDramaRomance

Free spirit and prostitute Ilya (Melina Mercouri) lives in a Greek port city. Open and amiable, she makes friends often and easily. She encounters Homer Thrace (Jules Dassin), a vacationing American who is obsessed with ancient Greek culture. Homer feels that modern Greece is a shadow of its former self, and he believes that Ilya is a prime example of contemporary decadence. He makes it his goal to amend Ilya's easygoing ways, but she has stronger principles than Homer expected.

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

1976 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Lenny Baker, Ellen Greene, Shelley Winters

ComedyDrama

Fresh out of college, Larry Lapinsky (Lenny Baker) leaves Brooklyn and moves to Greenwich Village. Larry comes from a traditional Jewish home, and though his mother, Faye (Shelley Winters), wants him to get a steady job, he tries to make it as an actor. He quickly takes his place among some young creative types, including girlfriend Sarah (Ellen Greene) and writer Robert (Chris Walken). Soon Larry is on the verge of a career breakthrough -- and his mother finds it hard to let go.

Ninochka

1939 (USA)
110 minutes

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire

ComedyRomance

A no-nonsense diplomat of the Soviet Union, Nina Ivanovna "Ninotchka" Yakushova (Greta Garbo) arrives in Paris to ensure the sale of jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. Meanwhile, carefree bachelor Count Leon d'Algout (Melvyn Douglas) attempts to intercept the valuables on behalf of their former owner, the Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire). Despite their conflicting allegiances, the icy Ninotchka soon warms to Leon's charms, reluctantly going against her better judgment.

Notes on a Scandal

2006 (UK)
92 minutes

Director: Richard Eyre

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson

ComedyDramaRomanceThriller

Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), a veteran teacher at St. George's, senses a kindred spirit in Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), the school's new art teacher. The younger woman's charisma intensely draws in the older, and the two become friends. Then Barbara learns of Sheba's affair with a teenage student and becomes the keeper of the explosive secret.

Oklahoma

1955 (USA)
145 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

ComedyDramaMusicalRomanceWestern

There's a box social coming up, and Curly (Gordon MacRae) asks Laurey (Shirley Jones) if she'll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he's waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud (Rod Steiger) instead. Meanwhile, Laurey's friend Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will (Gene Nelson) and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim (Eddie Albert). Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it's too late.

Philadelphia Story, The

1940 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: George Cukor

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

ComedyRomance

This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.

Pink Cadillac

1989 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart

ActionComedyCrimeDrama

Bounty hunter Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of Lou Ann McGuinn (Bernadette Peters), a bail jumper last seen burning rubber in her husband's pink Cadillac. But Tommy isn't the only one searching for Lou Ann. There's also a gang of neo-Nazis who want the counterfeit bills hidden in her car trunk. Although Nowak gets to her first, his assignment becomes a touch more difficult when he starts to fall for Lou Ann -- and her husband, Roy (Timothy Carhart), comes into the picture.

Producers, The

2005 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Susan Stroman

Starring: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman

ComedyMusical

Failing producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) and his accountant, Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick), scam a group of elderly women out of their nest eggs by convincing them to invest in a horrendously offensive Third Reich-themed musical secretly intended to bomb the moment it opens. But when high-brow Broadway audiences mistakenly assume "Springtime for Hitler" is a satire, Bialystock finds himself with the critical acclaim that has long eluded him -- and the biggest hit of his career.

Reality Bites

1994 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Ben Stiller

Starring: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo

ComedyDramaRomance

After college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they flounder in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has an endless string of one-night stands and awaits the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who's undergoing an existential crisis.

Remember Me, My Love

2003 (ITALY)
125 minutes

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Morante, Nicoletta Romanoff

ComedyDramaRomance

The Ristuccias are a seemingly happy Italian family. However, when long-gestating aspirations and forgotten passions bubble to the surface, the family's domestic peace is threatened. The father, Carlo (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), is weary of his insurance job and longs to be a writer; his wife, Giulia (Laura Morante), is a literature professor but would rather be an actress. These innocent if secret desires take a turn for the worse when Carlo begins an affair with an old flame (Monica Bellucci).

Roman Holiday

1953 (USA)
118 minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

ComedyRomance

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get an exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Rookie, The

1990 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia

ActionComedyCrimeDramaThriller

Police Det. Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) isn't so happy when he gets paired with young rookie David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen). Ackerman should have cause for concern too: Most of Pulovski's partners have ended up in body bags. But they'll have to get along if they want to take down the car-theft ring whose leaders (Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) are responsible for the death of the veteran's last partner. Does it matter that Pulovski's been pulled off the case? Not a bit.

Rules of the Game, The

1939 (FRANCE)
110 minutes

Director: Jean Renoir

Starring: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost

ComedyDrama

In this melancholy French social satire, André (Roland Toutain) is having an affair with Christine (Nora Gregor), whose husband, Robert (Marcel Dalio), himself is hiding a mistress. Meanwhile, Christine's married maid, Lisette (Paulette Dubost), is romantically entangled with the local poacher. At a hunting party, trusted friend Octave (Jean Renoir) also confesses his feelings for Christine, as the passions of the servants and aristocrats dangerously collide.

Seduced and Abandoned

1964 (ITALY)
118 minutes

Director: Pietro Germi

Starring: Saro Urzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Aldo Puglisi

ComedyDrama

When Agnese (Stefania Sandrelli) has a brief affair with her sister's fiancé, Peppino, it is only a matter of time before her traditional parents discover the truth. Her father, Sicilian miner Vincenzo (Saro Urzì), is furious when he finds out about the tryst. After berating his daughter and her lover, Vincenzo embarks on a farcical journey to protect his family's reputation by convincing Peppino to marry Agnese instead of her sister Matilde -- but there are more than a few complications.

Shampoo

1975 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: Hal Ashby

Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn

ComedyDrama

Against the backdrop of Nixon's election to office, Beverly Hills hairdresser and notorious rake George Roundy (Warren Beatty) runs into trouble when his lascivious habits begin to clash with his more responsible business ambitions. Things get even more complex when Roundy asks his wealthy mistress, Felicia Karpf (Lee Grant), for a business loan, unaware that his best friend and ex-girlfriend, Jackie (Julie Christie), is sleeping with Karpf's husband, Lester (Jack Warden).

Shop around the Corner, The

1940 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

ComedyDramaRomance

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other's pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters.

Show Boat

1936 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: James Whale

Starring: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway hit, this musical spans four decades in the lives of performers on a Mississippi river boat. Sheltered beauty Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne) takes over as the show's leading lady when mulatto Julie (Helen Morgan) and her white husband are forced out of town by a narrow-minded sheriff. Charismatic opportunist Gaylord Ravenal (Allan Jones) wins Magnolia's heart, but his gambling losses threaten to ruin their chances for a happy marriage.

Shrek 2

2004 (USA)
93 minutes

Director: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

ComedyFantasyRomance

After returning from their honeymoon and showing home movies to their friends, Shrek and Fiona learn that her parents have heard that she has married her true love and wish to invite him to their kingdom, called Far Far Away. The catch is: Fiona's parents are unaware of the curse that struck their daughter and have assumed she married Prince Charming, not a 700-pound ogre with horrible hygiene and a talking donkey pal.

Singles

1992 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick

ComedyDramaRomance

In Seattle during the era of grunge music, the lives and relationships of a group of young people, all living in the same apartment building, go through a period of flux. Among them are waitress and aspiring architect Janet (Bridget Fonda), who finds herself obsessed with bad boy musician Cliff (Matt Dillon); Linda (Kyra Sedgwick), an emotionally fragile environmentalist on the look-out for love; and Steve (Campbell Scott), a quintessential nice guy who studies traffic patterns.

Smiles of a Summer Night

1955 (SWEDEN)
109 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

ComedyRomance

Early in the 20th century, middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman (Gunnar Björnstrand) and his young wife, Anne (Ulla Jacobsson), have still not consummated their marriage, while Fredrik's son (Bjorn Bjelvenstam) finds himself increasingly attracted to his new stepmother. To make matters worse, Fredrik's old flame Desiree (Eva Dahlbeck) makes a public bet that she can seduce him at a romantic weekend retreat where four couples convene, swapping partners and pairing off in unexpected ways.

Some Like It Hot

1959 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

ComedyRomance

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.

Stolen Kisses

1968 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig

ComedyDramaRomance

The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's (Claude Jade) father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, which he promptly loses. Stumbling into a position assisting a private detective, Antoine falls for his employers' seductive wife, Fabienne (Delphine Seyrig), and finds that he must choose between the older woman and Christine.

Strawberry and Chocolate

1993 (MEXICO)
108 minutes

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío

Starring: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra

ComedyDramaRomance

In 1979 Cuba, flamboyant gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David (Vladimir Cruz), an idealistic young communist and fails dismally. But David conspires to be "friends" with Diego so he can monitor the artist's subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro's Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. Can it last in such an oppressive environment?

Three to Tango

1999 (USA)
98 minutes

Director: Damon Santostefano

Starring: Neve Campbell, Matthew Perry, Dylan McDermott

ComedyRomance

Oscar (Matthew Perry) and Peter (Oliver Platt) land a career-making opportunity when a Chicago tycoon (Dylan McDermott) chooses them to compete for the design of a cultural center. The tycoon mistakenly believes that Oscar is gay and has him spy on his mistress Amy (Neve Campbell). Oscar goes along with it and ends up falling in love with Amy.

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

1989 (SPAIN)
101 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León

ComedyCrimeDramaRomance

Newly released from a mental institution, Ricky (Antonio Banderas) heads straight for a reunion with the love of his life, B-movie actress Marina (Victoria Abril). The trouble is, Marina doesn't remember him -- or the fling they had during her years as a junkie and porn star. Determined to make Marina love him, Ricky barges into her apartment and ties her up. With a captive audience, Ricky is sure it's only a matter of time before his beloved returns his affections.

To Have and Have Not

1944 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan

ComedyRomanceThrillerWar

In Vichy France, fishing boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart) avoids getting involved in politics, refusing to smuggle French Resistance fighters into Martinique. But when a Resistance client is shot before he can pay, Harry agrees to help hotel owner Gerard (Marcel Dalio) smuggle two fighters to the island. Harry is further swayed by Slim (Lauren Bacall), a wandering American girl, and when the police take his friend Eddie (Walter Brennan) hostage, he is forced to fight for the Resistance.

Trading Places

1983 (USA)
116 minutes

Director: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy

Comedy

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy). An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn't commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.

Tutta La Vita Davanti

2008 (ITALY)
117 minutes

Director: Paolo Virzì

Starring: Isabella Ragonese, Massimo Ghini, Valerio Mastandrea

ComedyDramaRomance

"Your Whole Life Ahead of You" is an Italian movie about a brilliant recent graduate struggling to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them. A bittersweet picture of modern society narrated through the eyes of a funny young philosopher.

Twentieth Century

1934 (USA)
91 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly

ComedyRomance

When down-on-his-luck Broadway impresario Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore) meets his discovery and former flame, Lily Garland (Carole Lombard), on the glamorous 20th Century Limited train between Chicago and New York, he uses every scheme at his disposal to win the movie star back both professionally and romantically. However, Lily, along with her new beau, George (Ralph Forbes), and Jaffe's rival producer, Max Jacobs (Charles Levison), who hired Lily to star in his latest play, have other plans.

Two for the Road

1967 (UK)
111 minutes

Director: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron

ComedyDramaRomance

Architect Mark Wallace (Albert Finney) and his wife, Joanna (Audrey Hepburn), travel to France to meet with an affluent client (Claude Dauphin). While there, they reflect on their first decade of marriage -- memories of when they first met, of courtship and of road trips through the French countryside. As flirtation and playful quarreling turn to boredom with the banality of married life, the Wallaces struggle to rekindle their passion, while mutual infidelity threatens to tear them apart.

Under the Roofs of Paris

1930 (FRANCE)
96 minutes

Director: René Clair

Starring: Albert Préjean, Pola Illéry, Edmond T. Gréville

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

In the tenement slums of Paris between the world wars, impoverished street singer Albert (Albert Préjean) yearns for beautiful Romanian immigrant Pola (Pola Illery). Pola's boyfriend, local hoodlum Fred (Gaston Modot), grows jealous of Albert's constant attention to his woman and frames the hapless musician for one of his own petty crimes. But while Albert is in prison for Fred's misdeed, Pola ends up falling for Albert's faithful best friend, Louis (Edmond T. Gréville).

Under the Tuscan Sun

2003 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: Audrey Wells

Starring: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh

ComedyDramaRomance

When Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) learns her husband is cheating on her from a writer whom she gave a bad review, her life is turned upside down. In an attempt to bring her out of a deep depression, her best friend, Patti (Sandra Oh), encourages Frances to take a tour of Italy. During the trip, the new divorcée impulsively decides to purchase a rural Tuscan villa and struggles to start her life anew amid colorful local characters, including the handsome Marcello (Raoul Bova).

Viridiana

1961 (SPAIN)
90 minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey

ComedyDrama

Viridinia (Silvia Pinal) is preparing to start her life as a nun when she is sent, somewhat unwillingly, to visit to her aging uncle, Don Jaime (Fernando Rey). He supports her; but the two have met only once. Jaime thinks Viridinia resembles his dead wife. Virdinia has secretly despised this man all her life and finds her worst fears proven when Jaime grows determined to seduce his pure niece. Viridinia becomes undone as her uncle upends the plans she had made to join the convent.

Volver

2006 (SPAIN)
121 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas

ComedyDrama

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. A former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to help comfort them.

Welcome to Me

2014 (USA)
87 minutes

Director: Shira Piven

Starring: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini

ComedyDrama

A mentally unbalanced lottery winner (Kristen Wiig) goes off her medication, buys a talk show and uses it as a platform to broadcast her bizarre opinions on a wide variety of topics.

Wimbledon

2004 (UK)
98 minutes

Director: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau

ComedyRomance

Frustrated at his own failures and disillusioned with professional sports, tennis player Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) resolves to retire from competition and become an instructor at an exclusive private club. But when Colt receives a surprise wild-card berth in Wimbledon, he can't help but enter the tournament. Soon, Colt meets Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), a beautiful American tennis player with an upcoming match of her own, and finds the inspiration he hopes will turn his luck around.

Woman on Top

2000 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Fina Torres

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau

ComedyFantasyRomance

Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, "Woman on Top" is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When she decides to break free from her rocky marriage and the stifling kitchen of her husband's restaurant in Brazil, she spirits off to San Francisco in pursuit of her dreams of a real culinary career.

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

1988 (SPAIN)
88 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano

ComedyDrama

When Pepa Marcos' (Carmen Maura) lover Ivan (Fernando Guillén) suddenly leaves her without any explanation, she embarks on a strange journey to discover why. On the way she meets a variety of eccentric characters, including Ivan's son from a previous relationship (Antonio Banderas), his fiancee Marissa (Rossy de Palma) and a Shiite terrorist cell who have been secretly holding her best friend Candela (María Barranco) hostage. It's a film noir take on the romantic comedy.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

1963 (ITALY)
119 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè

ComedyRomance

Director Vittorio De Sica created this trilogy of romantic comedies set in different parts of Italy, with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni starring in each story. In Naples, poor Adelina supports her husband by selling black market cigarettes. In Milan, wealthy Anna is having an affair with poor Renzo, whose infatuation is tested by a near-tragedy. In Rome, prostitute Mara seeks the help of her client Augusto to spurn the advances of her neighbor's infatuated grandson (Giovanni Ridolfi).

Doc

My Voyage to Italy

1999 (ITALY)
246 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Raffaele Donato

Documentary

This highly personal documentary follows revered Italian-American director Martin Scorsese as he revisits his childhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and discusses the influential films that he watched in his youth. The movies effectively serve as a partial history of Italian cinema, with Scorsese expounding on his admiration for filmmakers such as Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, among others.

Painter’s Voice, The

2007 (USA)
29 minutes

Director: William Friedkin

Starring: Mark Leonard, Tiarna Doherty

Documentary

Paintings conservators at the Getty Center reveal details of their craft as they restore two large paintings by French master Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

Drama

15 Minutes

2001 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: John Herzfeld

Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns

DramaThriller

15 Minutes is a 2001 American crime action thriller directed by John Herzfeld and starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns. Its story revolves around a homicide detective (De Niro) and a fire marshal (Burns) who join forces to apprehend a pair of Eastern European murderers (Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov) videotaping their crimes in order to become rich and famous. The title is a reference to the Andy Warhol quotation, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Both Burns and De Niro are great.

400 Blows, The

1959 (FRANCE)
99 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud

BioDramaForeignFrench

The 400 Blows (French: Les Quatre Cents Coups) is a 1959 French film which is the debut of director François Truffaut. It stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character.

8-1/2

1963 (ITALY)
138 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée

DramaFantasyForeignItalian

8 1⁄2 is a 1963 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director who suffers from stifled creativity as he attempts to direct an epic science fiction film. Shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo, the film features a soundtrack by Nino Rota with costume and set designs by Piero Gherardi. Its title refers to its being Fellini's eighth and a half film as a director. His previous directorial work consisted of six features, two short segments, and a collaboration with another director, Alberto Lattuada, treated as a "half" film. 8 1⁄2 won the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design (black-and-white). Acknowledged as an avant-garde film and a highly influential classic, it was among the top 10 on BFI The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, ranked third in a 2002 poll of film directors conducted by the British Film Institute It is now considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. (Wikipedia. Our copy is a Criterion edition, thus the best DVD rendition of this film that you can find.

Absence of Malice

1981 (USA)
minutes

Director: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Wilford Brimley

Drama

This is one of the best Paul Newman movies ever made. He is sharp, cool, handsome, smart. And his rapport with Sally Fields is explosive. Absence of Malice tells the story of Michael Gallagher (Paul Newman), the son of a dead Mafia boss who discovers that he has become a front-page story in the local Miami newspaper, indicating that he is being investigated for a murder he didn’t commit. Sally Field is the reporter who creates the story.

Absence of Malice Review

Agony and the Ecstasy, The

1965 (USA)
minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Charleton Heston, Rex Harrison

DramaHistory

This Hollywood version of Michelangelo and Pope Julius II is worth seeing just for the fun of all the shots of the Sistine and in order to watch Heston and Harrison set up their great confrontations. Harrison is not bad as Julius….big…tall..handsome…egomaniacal. But Heston as the small unattractive Michelangelo is hopelessly wrong. But it is still fun to see.

Alfie

1966 (UK)
minutes

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Michael Caine

DramaRomance

This is the 1966 version with Michael Caine. Alfie tells the story of a young womanising man who leads a self-centred life, purely for his own enjoyment, until events force him to question his uncaring behaviour, his loneliness and his priorities. He cheats on numerous women, and despite his confidence towards women, he treats them with disrespect and refers to them as "it", using them for sex and for domestic purposes. Alfie frequently breaks the fourth wall by speaking directly to the camera narrating and justifying his actions.

All About Eve

1950 (USA)
minutes

Director: Joseph Mankiewcz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

Drama

This is one of the best Hollywood films ever made. The script is brilliant, witty, and fast-paced. The actors are all perfect. The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships. The film co-stars George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and features Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates and Walter Hampden.

All About Eve

All About My Mother

1999 (SPAIN)
101 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Starring: Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz

Drama

Won Academy Award as best Foreign Film. The film centers on Manuela, an Argentine nurse who oversees donor organ transplants in a hospital in Madrid and single mother to Esteban, a teenager who wants to be a writer. On his seventeenth birthday, Esteban is hit by a car and killed while chasing after actress Huma Rojo for her autograph following a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire, in which she portrays Blanche DuBois. Manuela has to agree with her colleagues at work that her son's heart be transplanted to a man in A Coruña

All About My Mother Review

All the President’s Men

1976 (USA)
minutes

Director: Alan Pakula

Starring: Robert Redford, Dustan Hoffman, Jack Warden

Drama

All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film about the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. Directed by Alan J. Pakula with a screenplay by William Goldman, it is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post. The film stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein.

All the President’s Men Review

Amarcord

1973 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Federico Felini

Starring: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Amarcord is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, a semi-autobiographical tale about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in the village of Borgo San Giuliano situated near the ancient walls of Rimini in 1930s Fascist Italy. The film's title is taken from Romagnolo phrase "a m'arcord" ("I remember"). I think it is the most perfect Fellini film. It is beautiful, charming, funny, full of wonderful characters, great music, and a real story of Italy in the 30s. Wonderful! (William Fredlund)

Amarcord Review

American Hustle

2013 (USA)
minutes

Director: David O. Russell

Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams

Drama

American in Paris, An

1951 (USA)
minutes

Director: Vicente Minnelli

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

DramaMusicalRomance

Amistad

1997 (USA)
minutes

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Morgan Freeman

Drama

And So it Goes

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Rob Reiner

Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton

DramaRomance

Anna Christie

1930 (USA)
minutes

Director: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo

Drama

Anna Karenina

1935 (USA)
minutes

Director: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, Fredric March

Drama

Arabesque

1966 (USA)
minutes

Director: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren

Drama

Arbitrage

2012 (USA)
minutes

Director: Nicholas Jarecki

Starring: Richard Gere

DramaThriller

Artemesia

1997 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Agnes Merlet

Starring: Valentia Servi, Michel Serrault

DramaForeignFrenchRomance

As Good As It Gets

1997 (USA)
minutes

Director: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

DramaRomance

Augustus

2003 (UK)
minutes

Director: Roger Young

Starring: Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling

DramaHistory

Avenue Montaigne

2006 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Daniele Thompson

Starring: Cécile De France

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Bad Education

2004 (SPAIN)
minutes

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Starring: Gael García Bernal

Drama

Band of Outsiders

1964 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur

Drama

Barefoot Contessa

1954 (USA)
minutes

Director: Joseph Mankiewcz

Starring: Sophia Loren

DramaMystery

Behind the Candelabra

2013 (USA)
minutes

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula

Drama

Bella

2006 (MEXICO)
minutes

Director: Alejandro Monteverde

Starring: Eduardo Verástegui

Drama

Belle de Jour

1967 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Catherine Deneuve

ComedyDrama

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

2011 (USA)
minutes

Director: John Madden

Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith

ComedyDrama

Best of Me, The

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Michael Hoffman

Starring: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan

DramaRomance

Best of Youth, The

2003 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana

Starring: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni

ComedyDrama

Bicycle Thieves, The

1948 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani

CrimeDrama

Bird

1988 (USA)
161 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Michael Zelniker, Diane Venora

BioDrama

Blood Work

2002 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston

CrimeDrama

Blume in Love

1973 (USA)
156 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: George Segal, Kris Kristofferson, Susan Anspach

ComedyDramaRomance

Bob Le Flambeur

1955 (FRANCE)
102 minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey

CrimeDrama

Bon Voyage

2003 (FRANCE)
115 minutes

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu

DramaForeignFrenchMystery

Bounce

2000 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Don Roos

Starring: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow

DramaRomance

Brave One, The

2007 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Neil Jordan

Starring: Jodie Foster

CrimeDrama

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

1961 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard

Drama

Breathless

1960 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Jean Luc-Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

CrimeDramaForeignFrench

Bridge on the River Kwai

1957 (UK)
167 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness

DramaHistory

Bridges of Madison County, The

1995 (USA)
135 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley

DramaRomance

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

2004 (USA)
108 minutes

Director: Beeban Kidron

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

DramaRomance

Brokeback Mountain

2005 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Ang Lee

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger

DramaRomance

Bronco Billy

1980 (USA)
119 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

DramaRomance

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

1972 (ITALY)
135 minutes

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Butterfield 8

1960 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: Daniel Mann

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey

Drama

Cabaret

1972 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Bob Fosse

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

DramaMusical

Camille

1936 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: George Cukor

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor

DramaRomance

Can-Can

1960 (USA)
141 minutes

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine

DramaRomance

Casablanca

1942 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

DramaRomance

Casanova

2005 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Starring: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons

DramaRomance

Casque D’or

1952 (FRANCE)
96 minutes

Director: Jacques Becker

Starring: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani

CrimeDramaForeignFrench

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1958 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Richard Brooks

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives

Drama

Catch and Release

2005 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Susannah Grant

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Sam Jaeger, Timothy Olyphant

ComedyDrama

Changing Lanes

2002 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Roger Mitchell

Starring: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson

DramaThriller

Children are Watching Us, The

1944 (ITALY)
90 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola

DramaForeignItalian

Children of Paradise

1945 (FRANCE)
190 minutes

Director: Marcel Carne

Starring: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault

DramaForeignFrench

Chocolat

2000 (UK)
121 minutes

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Starring: uliette Binoche, Judi Dench

DramaRomance

Ciao, Professore!

1992 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Lina Wertmueller

Starring: Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Cinema Paradiso

1988 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale

Drama

City Heat

1984 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander

CrimeDrama

Civilisation

1915 (USA)
88 minutes

Director: Reginald Barker

Starring: Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey

DramaFantasy

Class, The

2008 (FRANCE)
130 minutes

Director: Laurent Cantet

Starring: Francois Begaudeau

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Color of Money, The

1986 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise

Drama

Commare Secca, La

1962 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa

DramaForeignItalianMystery

Company, The

2003 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Robert Altman

Starring: Neve Campbell, James Franco

Drama

Conformista, Il

1970 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli

DramaForeignItalianThriller

Coogan’s Bluff

1968 (USA)
95 minutes

Director: Donald Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb

DramaThriller

Country Girl

1954 (USA)
104 minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly

DramaMusical

Crazy Stupid Love

2011 (USA)
140 minutes

Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore

ComedyDrama

Cromwell

1970 (UK)
145 minutes

Director: Ken Hughes

Starring: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

BioDramaForeignHistory

Damned, The

1969 (ITALY)
157 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Dirk Bogarde, Helmut Berger

Drama

Dangerous Beauty

1998 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: Marshall Herskovitz

Starring: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell

Drama

Dangerous Method, A

2011 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: David Cronenberg

Starring: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender

DramaThriller

Dark Passage

1947 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Delmer Daves

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

DramaThriller

Dark Victory

1939 (USA)
104 minutes

Director: Edmund Golding

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent

Drama

David’s Birthday

2009 (ITALY)
109 minutes

Director: Marco Filiberti

Starring: Alessandro Gassman, Maria de Medeiros

DramaForeignItalianMystery

Deception

1993 (USA)
110 minutes

Director: Graeme Clifford

Starring: Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson

DramaMystery

Diabolique

1955 (FRANCE)
117 minutes

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot

DramaForeignFrenchMystery

Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The

1972 (FRANCE)
105 minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Jean-Pierre Cassel

DramaFantasyForeignFrench

Divorce, Italian Style

1961 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Pietro Germi

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Don’t Move

2004 (ITALY)
125 minutes

Director: Sergio Castellitto

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Dr. Zhivago

1965 (USA)
200 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie

DramaRomance

Duchess, The

2008 (UK)
110 minutes

Director: Saul Dibb

Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes

DramaRomance

Earrings of Madame de … , The

1953 (USA)
105 minutes

Director: Max Ophuls

Starring: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux

DramaRomance

Easy A

2010 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Will Gluck

Starring: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

Drama

Edgar, J.

2011 (USA)
140 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts

CrimeDrama

Elizabeth

1998 (USA)
126 minutes

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Eccleston, Geoffrey Rush

DramaHistory

Elizabeth: the Golden Age

2007 (UK)
115 minutes

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush

DramaHistory

Emma

1996 (UK)
123 minutes

Director: Douglas McGrath

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmox

Drama

Enemies: A Love Story

1989 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston

DramaRomance

Excalibur

1981 (USA)
140 minutes

Director: John Boorman

Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay

DramaFantasy

Excellent Cadavers

1999 (ITALY)
86 minutes

Director: Ricky Tognazzi

Starring: Chazz Palminteri, F. Murray Abraham

DramaThriller

Exodus

1960 (USA)
212 minutes

Director: Otto Preminger

Starring: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint

ActionDrama

Facing Windows

2003 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Fearless

1993 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Peter Weir

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Rosie Perez, Isabella Rossellini

Drama

Fellini’s Roma

1972 (ITALY)
128 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Flowers of St. Francis, The

1950 (ITALY)
89 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Severino Pisacane

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Francesco

1989 (ITALY)
158 minutes

Director: Liliana Cavani

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter

DramaForeignItalian

Friends With Money

2006 (USA)
88 minutes

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand

ComedyDrama

This is a witty movie about someone without money-Jennifer-living all the time around people who have a lot of money. As with all Aniston movies, either she is good and the film is then wonderful, or she is terrible and then the movie fails. This one works.

Fugitive Kind, The

1959 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward

DramaRomance

Gandhi

1982 (USA)
191 minutes

Director: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Trevor Howard, Candice Bergen

BioDrama

Garbo, The Silents Collection

1927 (USA)
minutes

Director: Clarence Brown

Starring: Greta Garbo, Fred Niblo, Mauritz Stiller

Drama

The Temptress, Flesh and the Devil, The Mysterious Lady

Garden of the Fitzi-Continis, The

1970 (ITALY)
95 minutes

Director: Vittorio de Sica

Starring: Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Generale della Rovere, Il

1959 (ITALY)
138 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Hannes Messemer, Baronessa Barzani, Vittorio Caprioli

DramaForeignItalianWar

Giant

1956 (USA)
201 minutes

Director: George Stevens

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson

DramaRomance

Girl From Paris, The

2001 (FRANCE)
103 minutes

Director: Christian Carion

Starring: Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Girl with a Pearl Earring, The

2003 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Peter Webber

Starring: Conlin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson

DramaRomance

Gladiator

2000 (USA)
171 minutes

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed

ActionDrama

Glory

1989 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

DramaHistory

Good Morning, Night

2003 (ITALY)
106 minutes

Director: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Good Wife, The

2010 (USA)
minutes

Director:

Starring: Julianna Margulies

Drama

Graduate, The

1967 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Mike Nichols

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Ross

DramaRomance

Gran Torino

2008 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley

Drama

Grand Hotel

1932 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Edmund Golding

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore

Drama

Grand Illusion, The

1937 (FRANCE)
117 minutes

Director: Jean Renoir

Starring: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo

DramaForeignFrench

Great Beauty, The

2013 (ITALY)
172 minutes

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Starring: Tony Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Verdone

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Green for Danger

1946 (UK)
91 minutes

Director: Sidney Gilliat

Starring: Leo Genn, Alastair Sim, Trevor Howard

DramaForeignMystery

Guantanamera

1995 (SPAIN)
105 minutes

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Starring: Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra

DramaForeignRomanceSpanish

Harry and Tonto

1974 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn

ComedyDrama

Heartburn

1986 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson

ComedyDrama

Heights

2005 (USA)
98 minutes

Director: Chris Terrio

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close

Drama

Hereafter

2010 (USA)
129 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard

DramaFantasy

Honkytonk Man

1982 (USA)
123 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire

ComedyDrama

Hours, The

2002 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman

Drama

Hud

1963 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal

DramaWestern

Hustler, The

1961 (USA)
135 minutes

Director: Robert Rossen

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason

Drama

I Am Love

2009 (ITALY)
120 minutes

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

I Could Never be Your Woman

2007 (USA)
97 minutes

Director: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Jon Lovitz

DramaRomance

I Fidanzati

1963 (ITALY)
77 minutes

Director: Ermanno Olmi

Starring: Carlo Cabrini, Anna Canzi

DramaForeignItalianRomance

I’m Not Scared

2003 (ITALY)
101 minutes

Director: Gabriele Salvatores

Starring: Giuseppe Cristiano, Mattia Di Pierro

CrimeDramaMystery

Ides of March, The

2011 (USA)
101 minutes

Director: George Clooney

Starring: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Drama

Invictus

2009 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon

BioDramaHistory

It Started In Naples

1960 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Melville Shavelson

Starring: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio de Sica

ComedyDrama

It’s Complicated

2009 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin

ComedyDramaRomance

Jean de Florette

1986 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Claude Berri

Starring: Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil

DramaForeign

Joy

2015 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: David O. Russell

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Drama

Jules and Jim

1962 (FRANCE)
105 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

DramaRomance

Juliet of the Spirits

1965 (ITALY)
137 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu

ComedyDramaFantasy

Middle-aged Giulietta (Giulietta Masina) grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio (Mario Pisu) when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past. Slightly skeptical, but intrigued, she visits a mystic who gives her more information -- and nudges her toward the realization that her husband is indeed a philanderer.

Juno

2007 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: Jason Reitman

Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner

ComedyDrama

When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy.

Key Largo

1948 (USA)
101 minutes

Director: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall

ActionCrimeDramaThriller

This classic film noir by John Huston stars Humphrey Bogart as World War II vet Frank McCloud. Visiting Key Largo to pay his respects to the family of his late war buddy, McCloud attempts to comfort his comrade's widow, Nora (Lauren Bacall), and father, James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), who operate a hotel. But McCloud realizes that mobsters, led by the infamous Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), are staying in the hotel. When the criminals take over the establishment, conflict is inevitable.

Killers, The

1946 (USA)
105 minutes

Director: Robert Siodmak

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

CrimeDramaMystery

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede" (Burt Lancaster). When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator (Edmond O'Brien), on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman (Ava Gardner) who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man (Albert Dekker).

Killers, The

1964 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Don Siegel

Starring: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

Two hitmen kill an ex-getaway driver, then hunt for the money he purportedly stole in a previous robbery. They probe their victim's past, seeking clues on the robbery that should have made them rich.

King and I, The

1956 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno

BioDramaMusicalRomance

In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.

La Commare Secca

1962 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa, Vincenzo Ciccora

CrimeDramaMystery

Roman police detectives interrogate a series of potential perpetrators in their struggle to determine whom to arrest for the brutal murder of a beautiful prostitute whose body is discovered in a park on the day of a torrential rainstorm. One by one, the prime suspects -- girl-crazy teenager Nino (Giancarlo De Rosa), pickpocket Canticchia (Francesco Ruiu), a soldier on leave, a tourist and a pimp -- recount the events of the day to the police, each insisting he is innocent.

La Dolce Vita

1960 (ITALY)
174 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée

ComedyDrama

In Federico Fellini's lauded Italian film, restless reporter Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) drifts through life in Rome. While Marcello contends with the overdose taken by his girlfriend, Emma (Yvonne Furneaux), he also pursues heiress Maddalena (Anouk Aimée) and movie star Sylvia (Anita Ekberg), embracing a carefree approach to living. Despite his hedonistic attitude, Marcello does have moments of quiet reflection, resulting in an intriguing cinematic character study.

La Scorta

1993 (ITALY)
95 minutes

Director: Ricky Tognazzi

Starring: Carlo Cecchi, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Amendola

ActionCrimeDramaThriller

A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

La Strada

1954 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

Drama

When Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband's coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon Zampanò must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto (Richard Basehart), the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving Zampanò.

Lady From Shanghai, The

1947 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Orson Welles

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

A seaman becomes involved in a complex murder plot when he is hired to work on a yacht. He soon finds himself implicated in the murder, despite his innocence. The film is best remembered for its climax "hall of mirrors" scene with a shoot-out amidst shards of shattering glass.

Lark Farm, The

2007 (ITALY)
122 minutes

Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Starring: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi

DramaHistory

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Last Emperor, The

1987 (UK)
163 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

BioDramaHistory

This sweeping account of the life of Pu Yi (John Lone), the last emperor of China, follows the leader's tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu Yi knew is dramatically upended.

Last Kiss, The

2006 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Starring: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson

ComedyDramaRomance

Four friends (Zach Braff, Casey Affleck, Michael Weston, Eric Christian Olsen) face the prospect of turning 30 and losing the freedom of their youth. For one, Michael, the transition is especially difficult; although he is in love with Jenna (Jacinda Barrett), the mother of his child, his panicked reaction to the onset of adult responsibilities sends him into the arms of another woman (Rachel Bilson).

Laurel Canyon

2002 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: Lisa Cholodenko

Starring: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale

Drama

Sam (Christian Bale) and his fiancée, Alex (Kate Beckinsale), move to Los Angeles for the summer to stay at the luxurious house of his mother, Jane (Frances McDormand), while she's away. But Jane, a hip record producer, has not left yet because she's still working on a project with her British musician boyfriend, Ian (Alessandro Nivola). Sam and Alex feel the pull of Jane's fast-paced, decadent lifestyle, and their relationship starts to fray when they get involved with other people.

Lawrence of Arabia

1962 (UK)
216 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

BioDramaHistoryWar

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Le Notti Bianche

1957 (ITALY)
102 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais

DramaRomance

A love triangle, the past invades the present. Mario, a shy man new in Livorno, chats up a crying woman on a bridge. She's Natalia, waiting for a lover gone for a year who promised to return. For three nights, Mario accompanies Natalia, assists her, distracts her, dances with her. He falls in love with her. Can he pull Natalia into his arms, away from the past and from love for a man who will probably never return?

Leopard, The (Il Gattopardo)

1963 (ITALY)
186 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

DramaHistory

As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi (Alain Delon), to marry Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfort and political clout.

Letters from Iwo Jima

2006 (USA)
141 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara

DramaHistoryWar

Long-buried missives from the island reveal the stories of the Japanese troops who fought and died there during World War II. Among them are Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), a baker; Baron Nishi (Tsuyoshi Ihara), an Olympic champion; and Shimizu (Ryô Kase), an idealistic soldier. Though Lt. Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) knows he and his men have virtually no chance of survival, he uses his extraordinary military skills to hold off American troops as long as possible.

Like Water for Chocolate

1992 (MEXICO)
105 minutes

Director: Alfonso Arau

Starring: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné

DramaRomance

The youngest daughter in her family, the beautiful Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Since tradition dictates that Tita must care for her mother, Pedro weds her older sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), though he still loves Tita. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita's powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking. As the years pass, unusual circumstances test the enduring love of Pedro and Tita.

Lion in Winter, The

1968 (UK)
134 minutes

Director: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins

BioDramaHistory

It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option.

Little Foxes, The

1941 (USA)
116 minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright

DramaRomance

Regina Hubbard Giddens (Bette Davis) and her scheming brothers, Oscar (Carl Benton Reid) and Ben (Charles Dingle), plan to get rich from a cotton mill, but first they must tap into the wealth of Regina's sickly husband, Horace Giddens (Herbert Marshall). The trio attempts to marry Regina's daughter Alexandra (Teresa Wright) to Oscar's son Leo (Dan Duryea). When that plan fails, their schemes devolve into theft and blackmail, driving an irreparable wedge between family members.

Live Flesh (Carne trémula)

1997 (SPAIN)
103 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem

Drama

Pizza delivery man Victor (Liberto Rabal) goes to meet Elena (Francesca Neri) for a date. Elena, uninterested, tells Victor to leave the apartment before her dealer gets there. Their ensuing argument and struggle draw the attention of policemen Sancho (José Sancho) and David (Javier Bardem). As Elena flees, her gun goes off, paralyzing David. Four years later David is a wheelchair basketball star, he's married to Elena, Victor gets out of prison and begins having an affair with Sancho's wife, as David and Elena's marriage falls apart.

Lives of Others, The

2006 (GERMANY)
137 minutes

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

DramaThriller

In 1983 East Berlin, dedicated Stasi officer Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), doubting that a famous playwright (Sebastian Koch) is loyal to the Communist Party, receives approval to spy on the man and his actress-lover Christa-Maria (Martina Gedeck). Wiesler becomes unexpectedly sympathetic to the couple, then faces conflicting loyalties when his superior takes a liking to Christa-Maria and orders Wiesler to get the playwright out of the way.

Long, Hot Summer, The

1958 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa

Drama

Handsome vagabond Ben Quick (Paul Newman) returns to the Mississippi town his late father called home, but rumors of his dad's pyromaniac tendencies follow him as soon as he sets foot there. The proud young man's determination eventually wins over civic leader Will Varner (Orson Welles), who decides Ben might be just the man for his daughter, Clara (Joanne Woodward) -- much to the displeasure of Will's gutless son (Anthony Franciosa) and Clara's society boyfriend (Richard Anderson).

Lost in Translation

2003 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi

Drama

A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.

Love After Love

1992 (FRANCE)
104 minutes

Director: Diane Kurys

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Bernard Giraudeau, Hippolyte Girardot

DramaRomance

A successful novelist (Isabelle Huppert) loves an architect (Bernard Giraudeau) and a musician (Hippolyte Girardot), each married with children.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

1955 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Henry King, Otto Lang

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

BioDramaRomanceWar

In Hong Kong in 1949, Mark Elliott (William Holden) is an American reporter covering the Chinese civil war. Undergoing a trial separation from his wife, he meets the beautiful Dr. Han Suyin (Jennifer Jones), a widowed physician from mainland China. As the pair fall in love, they encounter disapproval from both her family and his friends about their interracial romance. Although the film was a commercial success upon release, the casting of Jones in an Asian role has since been criticized.

Love on the Run

1979 (FRANCE)
94 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier

ComedyDramaRomance

Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife (Claude Jade). It being the first "no-fault" divorce in France, a media circus erupts, dredging up Antoine's past. Indecisive about his new love with a store clerk (Dorothée), he impulsively takes off with an old flame (Marie-France Pisier).

Lovers, The

1958 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory

DramaRomance

In the course of one evening, a bored French housewife meets and falls in love with a young archaeologist.

Lust for Life

1956 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald

BioDrama

This lauded drama depicts the life of revered Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas). An intense and imaginative artist, Van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure. Supported by his brother, Theo (James Donald), the tormented Van Gogh eventually leaves Holland for France, where he meets volatile fellow painter Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn) and struggles to find greater inspiration.

Luther

2003 (GERMANY)
123 minutes

Director: Eric Till

Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov

BioDramaHistory

In the 16th century, Martin Luther (Joseph Fiennes) becomes a monk and later challenges the practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

L’ultimo Baccio

2001 (ITALY)
115 minutes

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Stefania Sandrelli

ComedyDramaRomance

Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and Alberto reluctantly grapple with their own responsibilities.

Macbeth

2010 (UK)
160 minutes

Director: Rupert Goold

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood, Oliver Burch

Drama

Macbeth is a 2010 television film based on William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. It was broadcast on BBC Four on 12 December 2010. It was directed by Rupert Goold from his stage adaptation for the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007.

Mafioso

1962 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell, Gabriella Conti

ComedyCrimeDrama

Antonio travels to Sicily with his wife and children to meet his family and earns the favor of a local mobster who sends him to find an enemy of the mob in New York.

Malcolm X

1992 (USA)
202 minutes

Director: Spike Lee

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo

BioDramaHistoryRomance

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Malèna

2000 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico

ComedyDramaRomanceWar

In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever... Malena, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life's lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined.

Mamma Roma

1962 (ITALY)
106 minutes

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti

Drama

After years spent working as a prostitute in her Italian village, middle-aged Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) has saved enough money to buy herself a fruit stand so that she can have a respectable middle-class life and reestablish contact with the 16-year-old son (Ettore Garofalo) she abandoned when he was an infant. But her former pimp (Franco Citti) threatens to expose her sordid past, and her troubled son seems destined to fall into a life of crime and violence.

Man for All Seasons, A

1966 (UK)
120 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw

BioDramaHistory

When the highly respected British statesman Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) refuses to pressure the Pope into annulling the marriage of King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) and his Spanish-born wife, More's clashes with the monarch increase in intensity. A devout Catholic, More stands by his religious principles and moves to leave the royal court. Unfortunately, the King and his loyalists aren't appeased by this, and press forward with grave charges of treason, further testing More's resolve.

Man of La Mancha

1972 (ITALY)
132 minutes

Director: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco

DramaFantasyMusicalRomance

In the volatile days of the Spanish Inquisition, the writer Miguel de Cervantes (Peter O'Toole) and his manservant (James Coco) make livings as tax collectors but soon find themselves imprisoned after being accused of crimes against the church. Now facing the wrath of their fellow inmates, Cervantes must persuade the unruly bunch not to burn his prized manuscript -- by performing it for them. With the help of a prostitute (Sophia Loren), they begin the tale of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Manon of the Spring

1986 (FRANCE)
113 minutes

Director: Claude Berri

Starring: Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil

Drama

Manon (Emmanuelle Béart), a beautiful shepherdess in Provence, France, has lost her father and seen her family's livelihood ruined through the greediness of her neighbors: Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil) and his grandfather, Cesar (Yves Montand). Now grown and living in isolation from the village, she plots revenge against the men for their misdeeds. Her plot is complicated by Ugolin, who has fallen in love with her -- but Manon's retribution will not be deterred.

Marriage Italian Style

1964 (ITALY)
102 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi

ComedyDramaRomance

When handsome, successful Domenico (Marcello Mastroianni) first meets the sexy young waif Filomena (Sophia Loren) in Naples during World War II, he is instantly smitten. Flash forward to the postwar years, and the two meet again, sparking a passionate affair that spans two decades. But when Filomena -- who has now become Domenico's kept woman and has secretly borne his children -- learns that her lover is planning to wed another, she stops at nothing to hook him into marrying her instead.

Master and Commander

2003 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Peter Weir

Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd

ActionDramaHistoryWar

In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

Mata Hari

1931 (USA)
89 minutes

Director: George Fitzmaurice

Starring: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore

CrimeDramaRomance

During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in Paris. She has already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer. In order to get her hand on secret documents in his possession, she spends a night with him. But the secret police is on to her, only waiting to get enough evidence to arrest her.

Maurice

1987 (UK)
140 minutes

Director: James Ivory

Starring: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant

DramaRomance

In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two embark on an intense but chaste affair to avoid tarnishing Clive's reputation, but eventually the relationship ends, and Clive marries Anne (Phoebe Nicholls). While visiting Clive, Maurice is drawn toward his friend's servant, Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves).

Mean Streets

1973 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval

CrimeDramaThriller

A slice of street life in Little Italy among lower echelon Mafiosos, unbalanced punks, and petty criminals. A small-time hood gets in over his head with a vicious loan shark. In an attempt to free himself from the dangers of his debt, he gets help from a friend who is also involved in criminal activities.

Metropolitan

1990 (USA)
98 minutes

Director: Whit Stillman

Starring: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman

ComedyDramaRomance

A radical student is adopted by a group of young New Yorkers, serves as a catalyst to alter his and their lives. Gathering in a Manhattan apartment, the group of friends meet to discuss social mobility, Fourier's socialism and play bridge in their cocoon of upper-class society - until they are joined by a man with a critical view of their way of life.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

1997 (USA)
155 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

In this adaptation of John Berendt's book, a young journalist, John Kelso (John Cusack), travels to Savannah, Ga., to cover the city's Christmas celebration amid a backdrop of eccentric characters. He becomes intrigued by a sultry singer, Mandy (Alison Eastwood), and engrossed by a murder trial. Wealthy society figure Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) is accused of shooting his male lover, and the question is whether it was in self-defense as he claims.

Million Dollar Baby

2004 (USA)
132 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

Drama

Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm's length, except his old friend and associate Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman). When Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) arrives in Frankie's gym seeking his expertise, he is reluctant to train the young woman, a transplant from working-class Missouri. Eventually, he relents, and the two form a close bond that will irrevocably change them both.

Mirror Has Two Faces, The

1996 (USA)
126 minutes

Director: Barbra Streisand

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall

ComedyDramaRomance

Comic tale about the relationship between a frumpy college lecturer specializing in romantic literature and a fellow professor who wants a platonic friendship with an intelligent woman. However, she begins to long for more, and they soon find that their goal of a union based on celibacy will be difficult to achieve.

Miss Julie

1951 (SWEDEN)
90 minutes

Director: Alf Sjöberg

Starring: Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Märta Dorff

DramaRomance

In late 19th-century Sweden, bold and beautiful young aristocrat Julie (Anita Björk) throws over her fiancé after humiliating him, and impetuously decides to take up with servant Jean (Ulf Palme) -- despite his being engaged to Kristin (Märta Dorff), the cook. To Julie's surprise, she genuinely falls in love with Jean, but she realizes that prevailing class attitudes prevent them from being together. Determined, Julie decides that the couple should elope to Switzerland.

Mogambo

1953 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: John Ford

Starring: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner

DramaRomance

Victor Marswell (Clark Gable) is a big-game hunter in Kenya. After Eloise Kelly (Ava Gardner) is stood up by a friend there, she falls in with Marswell. Shortly thereafter, the Nordleys (Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden) arrive for a gorilla safari. Mrs. Nordley, disillusioned with her husband, takes a liking to Marswell, and the two have a brief affair. Kelly grows jealous, and the two women engage in a battle of wills over the hunter, while Mr. Nordley remains oblivious to it all.

Murmur of the Heart

1971 (FRANCE)
118 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin

ComedyDrama

This loosely plotted coming-of-age tale follows the life of 15-year-old Laurent Chevalier (Benoît Ferreux) as he stumbles his way over the burgeoning swell of adolescence in 1950s France. After having his first sexual experience with a prostitute and dodging the lips of a priest (Michel Lonsdale), Chevalier contracts a case of scarlet fever. When the fever leaves him with a heart murmur, Chevalier is placed in a sanatorium, along with his over-attentive and adulterous mother (Léa Massari).

My Brother is an Only Child

2007 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Daniele Luchetti

Starring: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro

ComedyCrimeDramaHistory

Two brothers living in Latina, Italy, grow up against the backdrop of the tumultuous Years of Lead. Manrico Benassi (Riccardo Scamarcio) joins the Communist party, while his impressionable younger brother, Accio (Elio Germano), returns from seminary school a full-blooded Fascist. As the years wear on, Accio and Manrico's family loyalty is tested by their political differences and their dueling loves for Francesca (Diane Fleri), a compassionate and intelligent activist.

My Life To Live

1962 (FRANCE)
83 minutes

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe

Drama

In director Jean-Luc Godard's landmark drama, Nana (Anna Karina), a young Parisian woman who works in a record shop, finds herself disillusioned by poverty and a crumbling marriage. Hoping to become an actress and break into films, Nana is once again disappointed when nothing comes of her dreams, and soon she turns to a bleak life of prostitution. When she meets a man (Peter Kassovitz) who truly cares for her, Nana's hope returns -- but Raoul (Sady Rebbot), her pimp, may have the final word.

My Man Godfrey

1936 (USA)
94 minutes

Director: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady

ComedyDramaRomance

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park (William Powell), who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia (Gail Patrick), who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Mystic River

2003 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

When the daughter (Emmy Rossum) of ex-con Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn) is murdered, two of his childhood friends from the neighborhood are involved. Dave (Tim Robbins), a blue-collar worker, was the last person to see her alive, while Sean (Kevin Bacon), a homicide detective, is heading up the case. As Sean proceeds with his investigation, Jimmy conducts one of his own through neighborhood contacts. Eventually, Jimmy suspects Dave is the culprit and considers taking the law into his own hands.

Naked City, The

1948 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

After a former model is drowned in her bathtub, Detective James Halloran (Don Taylor) and Lieutenant Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) attempt to piece together her murder. A friend of the victim mentions "Mr. Henderson," and the police also find the actions of Frank Niles (Howard Duff) peculiar. As Muldoon and Halloran start to fill in the details of the victim's past, they find that she had a lively social life, filled with many suitors, and the mystery becomes even more complex.

Never on Sunday

1960 (USA)
91 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas

ComedyDramaRomance

Free spirit and prostitute Ilya (Melina Mercouri) lives in a Greek port city. Open and amiable, she makes friends often and easily. She encounters Homer Thrace (Jules Dassin), a vacationing American who is obsessed with ancient Greek culture. Homer feels that modern Greece is a shadow of its former self, and he believes that Ilya is a prime example of contemporary decadence. He makes it his goal to amend Ilya's easygoing ways, but she has stronger principles than Homer expected.

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

1976 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Lenny Baker, Ellen Greene, Shelley Winters

ComedyDrama

Fresh out of college, Larry Lapinsky (Lenny Baker) leaves Brooklyn and moves to Greenwich Village. Larry comes from a traditional Jewish home, and though his mother, Faye (Shelley Winters), wants him to get a steady job, he tries to make it as an actor. He quickly takes his place among some young creative types, including girlfriend Sarah (Ellen Greene) and writer Robert (Chris Walken). Soon Larry is on the verge of a career breakthrough -- and his mother finds it hard to let go.

Night of the Iguana, The

1964 (USA)
125 minutes

Director: John Huston

Starring: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr

Drama

Lusty defrocked minister Lawrence Shannon (Richard Burton) is a tour guide in Mexico. Leading a tourist group from a Baptist women's college, he finds it difficult to avoid acting on his attraction to Charlotte (Sue Lyon), the young niece of the group's leader, Judith Fellowes (Grayson Hall). When Fellowes swears to ruin him, Shannon strands the bus at a hotel to seek advice from the manager, an old friend. Over the course of one night, the alcoholic Shannon spirals out of control.

Night of the Shooting Stars, The

1982 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Starring: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli

DramaRomanceWar

During World War II, an Italian village finds itself caught in the bloody struggle between retreating Nazi forces, stubborn fascists, local partisans and the incoming U.S. forces. A group of villagers, including love-struck Galvano (Omero Antonutti) and his dream girl, Concetta (Margarita Lozano), opt to leave their village and search for American troops. The story, set in part during a Tuscan celebration, is told from the point of view of 6-year-old Cecilia (Micol Guidelli).

Nights of Cabiria, The

1957 (ITALY)
110 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi

Drama

The magnificent Giulietta Masina (Fellini's wife) plays an eternally optimistic Rome streetwalker with a heart of gold and a head of cotton candy in her husband's Oscar-winning masterpiece. This funny, poignant classic inspired the musical "Sweet Charity" and is a must-see for Fellini fans.

Nineteen Hundred (1900)

1976 (ITALY)
317 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda

DramaHistory

This expansive period drama follows two childhood friends in northern Italy during the early 20th century. Alfredo Berlinghieri (Robert De Niro) and Olmo Dalcò (Gérard Depardieu) grow up as close companions despite their class differences. However, they drift apart as adults, Alfredo embracing his landowning heritage and Olmo championing workers' rights. As the years go by, they see the rise of fascism in their country, and eventually their values find them directly in conflict.

Notes on a Scandal

2006 (UK)
92 minutes

Director: Richard Eyre

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson

ComedyDramaRomanceThriller

Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), a veteran teacher at St. George's, senses a kindred spirit in Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), the school's new art teacher. The younger woman's charisma intensely draws in the older, and the two become friends. Then Barbara learns of Sheba's affair with a teenage student and becomes the keeper of the explosive secret.

Notorious

1946 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains

DramaRomanceThriller

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

Oklahoma

1955 (USA)
145 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

ComedyDramaMusicalRomanceWestern

There's a box social coming up, and Curly (Gordon MacRae) asks Laurey (Shirley Jones) if she'll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he's waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud (Rod Steiger) instead. Meanwhile, Laurey's friend Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will (Gene Nelson) and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim (Eddie Albert). Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it's too late.

Only Angels Have Wings

1939 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth

DramaRomance

Rough and tough Geoff Carter (Cary Grant) runs a tiny airline that cannot afford to miss any flights, despite the dangers along many of the routes. When Bonnie Lee (Jean Arthur), a performer who is falling for him, sees that Geoff is preparing to fly in violent weather conditions, she takes measures to make him stay. She's successful in her attempt, and two of his employees are forced to make the flight for him -- but Bonnie may have been correct about the potential peril of that flight.

Other Boleyn Girl, The

2008 (UK)
115 minutes

Director: Justin Chadwick

Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana

BioDramaHistoryRomance

King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) lacks an heir. Seeing this as an opportunity for personal gain, the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) and Sir Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance) persuade Thomas' daughter Anne (Natalie Portman) to seduce the king. But Henry falls in love with Anne's sister, Mary (Scarlett Johansson), instead. When Mary becomes pregnant, she's confined to bed, with charged with Anne keeping the king from straying -- but the plan backfires when Anne seeks the king's affections for herself.

Panic in the Streets

1950 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: Elia Kazan

Starring: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes

CrimeDramaThriller

After Dr. Clint Reed (Richard Widmark) is called in to supervise an autopsy of an unknown man, he discovers that the John Doe died of pneumonic plague. Revealing his discovery to the mayor and city officials, Reed is informed that he has 48 hours before the public will be told about a potential outbreak. Joined by Captain Tom Warren (Paul Douglas) and his wife, Nancy (Barbara Bel Geddes), Reed must race against time to find out where the unknown man came from.

Paris 36

2008 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Christophe Barratier

Starring: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad

DramaMusicalRomance

Determined to silence a cabaret troupe that has radical political affiliations, landlord Galapiat (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu) evicts a Paris nightclub, the Chansonia, from his building and shutters its doors. Desperate to return to work, penniless stage manager Pigoil (Gérard Jugnot) discovers Douce (Nora Arnezeder), a young woman whose enchanting voice steels him in his determination to put on a new production -- a musical spectacular the likes of which Paris has never seen.

Passage to India, A

1984 (UK)
164 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft

DramaHistory

Based on the renowned E.M. Forster novel, this expansive period drama centers on the changing dynamic between British colonials and native locals in India during the 1920s. When an outing to explore scenic caves ends in English tourist Adela Quested (Judy Davis) accusing Indian doctor Aziz Ahmed (Victor Banerjee) of rape, the incident results in a major court case, one that reinforces tensions between the British Empire and the growing movement towards Indian independence.

Patton

1970 (USA)
172 minutes

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

BioDramaWar

Biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning with his entry into the North African campaign and ending with his removal from command after his outspoken criticism of US post-war military strategy.

Perfect Murder, A

1998 (USA)
107 minutes

Director: Andrew Davis

Starring: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen

CrimeDramaThriller

Wall Street baron Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas) discovers that his pretty young wife, Emily (Gwyneth Paltrow), is cheating on him. But what concerns him more than her infidelity is the hope of profiting from her untimely death. Emily has millions, and Steve's own financial empire is collapsing before his eyes. He hires her lover, David (Viggo Mortensen), to murder her. The plan -- to stage a break-in that will look like a random murder -- turns out to be far from perfect.

Perfect World, A

1993 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern

CrimeDramaThriller

Butch (Kevin Costner), an escaped state prisoner from a Texas jail, kidnaps Philip (T.J. Lowther), a young, impressionable boy. As they embark on a trip across the American Southwest together, a surprising bond grows between the convict and his captive, even as law enforcement forces slowly catch up with them. An honorable Texas Ranger, Red Garnett (Clint Eastwood), understands Butch has a heart of gold, but must pursue him anyway out of duty to the law and a desire to protect the child.

Persona

1966 (SWEDEN)
83 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook

DramaThriller

Famed stage stress Elisabeth Vogler (Liv Ullmann) suffers a moment of blankness during a performance and the next day lapses into total silence. Advised by her doctor to take time off to recover from what appears to be an emotional breakdown, Elisabeth goes to a beach house on the Baltic Sea with only Anna (Bibi Andersson), a nurse, as company. Over the next several weeks, as Anna struggles to reach her mute patient, the two women find themselves experiencing a strange emotional convergence.

Persuasion

1995 (UK)
107 minutes

Director: Roger Michell

Starring: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood

Drama

As one of three daughters of the wealthy Sir Walter (Corin Redgrave), Anne (Amanda Root) is a privileged but lonely member of the English aristocracy. When her father leaves on a trip, he rents out part of his estate to relatives of Anne's ex-fiancé, Capt. Frederick Wentworth (Ciarán Hinds). Though Anne demurred over the marriage because of Wentworth's poor social standing and connections, he has since become very successful, and when he visits, Anne must confront the life she left behind.

Pianist, The

2002 (FRANCE)
150 minutes

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

BioDramaWar

In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.

Pink Cadillac

1989 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart

ActionComedyCrimeDrama

Bounty hunter Tommy Nowak (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of Lou Ann McGuinn (Bernadette Peters), a bail jumper last seen burning rubber in her husband's pink Cadillac. But Tommy isn't the only one searching for Lou Ann. There's also a gang of neo-Nazis who want the counterfeit bills hidden in her car trunk. Although Nowak gets to her first, his assignment becomes a touch more difficult when he starts to fall for Lou Ann -- and her husband, Roy (Timothy Carhart), comes into the picture.

Place in the Sun, A

1951 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters

DramaRomance

In this classic version of Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy," George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), the nephew of a wealthy industrialist, is excluded from high society and given a blue-collar job at his uncle's factory. While ascending the ranks of the company, George becomes romantically involved with co-worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters). However, when he is introduced to socialite Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor), he quickly falls for her, leading to a tragic love triangle.

Pride & Prejudice

2005 (FRANCE)
129 minutes

Director: Joe Wright

Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn

DramaRomance

In this adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) lives with her mother, father and sisters in the English countryside. As the eldest, she faces mounting pressure from her parents to marry. When the outspoken Elizabeth is introduced to the handsome and upper-class Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), sparks fly. Although there is obvious chemistry between the two, Darcy's overly reserved nature threatens the fledgling relationship.

Prima della Rivoluzione

1964 (ITALY)
115 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Allen Midgette

DramaRomance

A bourgeois Italian (Francesco Barilli) beds his aunt (Adriana Asti) and shuns the Communists in Parma.

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The

1969 (UK)
116 minutes

Director: Ronald Neame

Starring: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens

DramaRomance

Jean Brodie (Maggie Smith) is a free-spirited teacher at a Scottish girls' school during the 1930s. She encourages her young pupils to embrace romantic ideals, educating them about love and art rather than hard facts. However, her controversial teaching philosophy draws the ire of the school's headmistress, Miss Mackey (Celia Johnson), and, as Miss Brodie becomes entangled in a love triangle, her behavior towards her favorite students becomes increasingly manipulative.

Queen Christina

1933 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith

BioDramaHistoryRomance

The wise and peace-loving Queen Christina (Greta Garbo) has ruled Sweden since the age of 6, when her heroic father died in battle. Pressured to marry her cousin Karl Gustav (Reginald Owen) and produce an heir, the queen slips away incognito and ends up at a country inn, where she meets and falls in love with Antonio (John Gilbert), a Spanish envoy on his way to the palace. However, Count Magnus, himself in love with the queen, does not approve of her foreign lover.

Quiet Chaos

2008 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Antonello Grimaldi

Starring: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari

DramaRomance

Aging entertainment industry executive Pietro Paladini (Nanni Moretti) returns from a trip to the beach with his brother, Carlo (Alessandro Gassman), to find his wife dead. Stunned when his young daughter, Claudia (Blu Di Martino), implies that, had he been at home, her mother would have survived, Paladini renews his dedication to raising his daughter. But, when he begins neglecting his job in favor of daily residence on a park bench outside of Claudia's school, trouble follows.

Reality Bites

1994 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Ben Stiller

Starring: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo

ComedyDramaRomance

After college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they flounder in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has an endless string of one-night stands and awaits the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who's undergoing an existential crisis.

Red Shoes, The

1948 (UK)
134 minutes

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

DramaRomance

In this classic drama, Vicky Page (Moira Shearer) is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), urges her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring). Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Red Tent, The

2014 (USA)
176 minutes

Director: Roger Young

Starring: Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Will Tudor

DramaHistoryRomance

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah. This sweeping miniseries reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's tale begins with the story of her mothers: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the red tent, the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness; of her initiations into the religious and sexual practices of her tribe; of Jacob's courtship with his four wives; of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, and slaves; of love and death in the city of Shechem; of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her rape and it's bloody consequences.

Remember Me

2010 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: Allen Coulter

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund

DramaRomance

Tyler (Robert Pattinson) has had a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) since a family tragedy. Rebellious and troubled, he thinks no one can understand his pain, then he meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin). Her warmth and spirit soon begin to heal him, and they fall in love. But just when Tyler begins to rediscover happiness and meaning in his life, emerging secrets threaten their romance.

Remember Me, My Love

2003 (ITALY)
125 minutes

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Morante, Nicoletta Romanoff

ComedyDramaRomance

The Ristuccias are a seemingly happy Italian family. However, when long-gestating aspirations and forgotten passions bubble to the surface, the family's domestic peace is threatened. The father, Carlo (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), is weary of his insurance job and longs to be a writer; his wife, Giulia (Laura Morante), is a literature professor but would rather be an actress. These innocent if secret desires take a turn for the worse when Carlo begins an affair with an old flame (Monica Bellucci).

Respiro

2002 (ITALY)
90 minutes

Director: Emanuele Crialese

Starring: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa

Drama

Grazia (Valeria Golino) lives on an island off the coast of Italy with her husband, Pietro (Vincenzo Amato), and their three children (Francesco Casisa, Filippo Pucillo, Veronica D'Agostino). Grazia has a reputation in their small fishing village for her manic behavior, but her family stands by her. After Grazia releases all the dogs in the local kennel, however, Pietro is pressured to institutionalize his wife. He refuses, but Grazia runs away anyway, choosing to hide in a cave near the sea.

Rich and Famous

1981 (USA)
117 minutes

Director: George Cukor

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, David Selby

Drama

Two literary women compete for 20 years: one (Jacqueline Bisset) writes for the critics; the other one (Candice Bergen), to get rich.

Richard III

1955 (UK)
161 minutes

Director: Laurence Olivier

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen

BioDramaHistoryWar

Having helped his brother King Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York (Laurence Olivier), plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne (Claire Bloom), and his brother George, Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud), Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

Richard III

1995 (UK)
110 minutes

Director: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Christopher Bowen

DramaWar

A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III (Ian McKellen) descend into madness. Though the setting is transposed to the 1930s, England is torn by civil war, split between the rivaling houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must first remove the obstacles to his ascension -- among them his brother, his nephews and his brother's wife (Annette Bening). When the Duke of Buckingham (Jim Broadbent) deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.

Rocco and His Brothers

1960 (ITALY)
177 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

CrimeDrama

Rosaria Parondi (Katina Paxinou), an impoverished Italian mother, moves to Milan with her close-knit family of five sons to find opportunity in the big city. A heated rivalry begins when two of Rosaria's boys -- Rocco (Alain Delon) and Simone (Renato Salvatori) -- fall for Nadia (Annie Girardot), a beautiful prostitute with whom each has an affair. As soft-spoken Rocco and brutal Simone both pursue Nadia in their own way, tension between them threatens to tear the family apart.

Rome, Open City

1945 (ITALY)
103 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero

DramaThrillerWar

Resistance leader Luigi Ferrari is pursued by Major Fritz Bergmann, a German intelligence officer who wants the name of others in the underground movement. Ferrari enlists the help of sympathetic priest Don Pietro Pellegrini to pass on funds to the fighters in case he is captured, but is accidentally betrayed by a former lover.

Rookie, The

1990 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia

ActionComedyCrimeDramaThriller

Police Det. Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) isn't so happy when he gets paired with young rookie David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen). Ackerman should have cause for concern too: Most of Pulovski's partners have ended up in body bags. But they'll have to get along if they want to take down the car-theft ring whose leaders (Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) are responsible for the death of the veteran's last partner. Does it matter that Pulovski's been pulled off the case? Not a bit.

Rudy

1993 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: David Anspaugh

Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty

BioDrama

Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship. Rudy redoubles his efforts to get out of the steel mill where his father works when his best friend (Christopher Reed) dies in an accident there. Overcoming his dyslexia thanks to his friend and tutor, D-Bob (Jon Favreau), Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school's fabled football team.

Rules of the Game, The

1939 (FRANCE)
110 minutes

Director: Jean Renoir

Starring: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost

ComedyDrama

In this melancholy French social satire, André (Roland Toutain) is having an affair with Christine (Nora Gregor), whose husband, Robert (Marcel Dalio), himself is hiding a mistress. Meanwhile, Christine's married maid, Lisette (Paulette Dubost), is romantically entangled with the local poacher. At a hunting party, trusted friend Octave (Jean Renoir) also confesses his feelings for Christine, as the passions of the servants and aristocrats dangerously collide.

Salvatore Giuliano

1962 (ITALY)
123 minutes

Director: Francesco Rosi

Starring: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi

CrimeDramaHistoryMystery

Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi. Shot in a neo-realist documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film and appears most notably as a corpse.

Saturday Night Fever

1977 (USA)
118 minutes

Director: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Drama

Tony Manero (John Travolta) doesn't have much going for him during the weekdays. He still lives at home and works as a paint store clerk in his Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood. But he lives for the weekends, when he and his friends go to the local disco and dance the night away. When a big dance competition is announced, he wrangles the beautiful and talented Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) to be his partner. As the two train for the big night, they start to fall for each other as well.

Sawdust and Tinsel

1953 (SWEDEN)
93 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Åke Grönberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman

Drama

In this early Ingmar Bergman film, the Swedish director details the downward-spiraling lives of the members of a failing circus and their daily humiliations and degradations. The hapless clown Frost (Anders Ek) discovers his wife, Alma (Gudrun Brost), proudly skinny-dipping in front of a group of leering soldiers, while put-upon circus owner and ringmaster Albert (Åke Grönberg) undergoes torments from both his wife, Agda (Annika Tretow), and his mistress, Anne (Harriet Andersson).

Sea Inside, The

2004 (SPAIN)
125 minutes

Director: Alejandro Amenábar

Starring: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas

BioDrama

Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem) is a Spanish ship mechanic and part-time poet who is left a quadriplegic after a diving accident. This film tells the true story of Sampedro's 30-year battle for the legal right to end his own life. He develops close relationships with his long-term lawyer Julia (Belén Rueda) and his friend Rosa (Lola Dueñas), who tries to convince him that his life is worth living. Despite his situation, Ramon manages to inspire those around him to live life to the fullest.

Seduced and Abandoned

1964 (ITALY)
118 minutes

Director: Pietro Germi

Starring: Saro Urzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Aldo Puglisi

ComedyDrama

When Agnese (Stefania Sandrelli) has a brief affair with her sister's fiancé, Peppino, it is only a matter of time before her traditional parents discover the truth. Her father, Sicilian miner Vincenzo (Saro Urzì), is furious when he finds out about the tryst. After berating his daughter and her lover, Vincenzo embarks on a farcical journey to protect his family's reputation by convincing Peppino to marry Agnese instead of her sister Matilde -- but there are more than a few complications.

Sense and Sensibility

1995 (USA)
136 minutes

Director: Ang Lee

Starring: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet

DramaRomance

When Elinor Dashwood's (Emma Thompson) father dies, her family's finances are crippled. After the Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor's sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) is torn between the handsome John Willoughby (Greg Wise) and the older Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman). Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant) are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change.

Separate Peace, A

2004 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Peter Yates

Starring: J Barton, Toby Moore, Jacob Pitts

DramaWar

An intellectual student (J Barton) and a star athlete (Toby Moore) develop a complex friendship at a prep school during World War II.

Seventh Seal, The

1957 (SWEDEN)
96 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

DramaFantasyForeignSwedish

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death (Bengt Ekerot) to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof (Nils Poppe) and his wife, Mia (Bibi Andersson), and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

Shampoo

1975 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: Hal Ashby

Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn

ComedyDrama

Against the backdrop of Nixon's election to office, Beverly Hills hairdresser and notorious rake George Roundy (Warren Beatty) runs into trouble when his lascivious habits begin to clash with his more responsible business ambitions. Things get even more complex when Roundy asks his wealthy mistress, Felicia Karpf (Lee Grant), for a business loan, unaware that his best friend and ex-girlfriend, Jackie (Julie Christie), is sleeping with Karpf's husband, Lester (Jack Warden).

Shoot the Piano Player

1960 (FRANCE)
92 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

CrimeDramaThriller

Charlie (Charles Aznavour) is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie's brothers, Richard (Jean-Jacques Aslanian) and Chico (Albert Remy), surface and ask for Charlie's help while on the run from gangsters they have scammed, he aids their escape. Soon Charlie and Lena (Marie Dubois), a waitress at the same bar, face trouble when the gangsters (Claude Mansard, Daniel Boulanger) arrive, looking for his brothers.

Shop around the Corner, The

1940 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

ComedyDramaRomance

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other's pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters.

Show Boat

1936 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: James Whale

Starring: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway hit, this musical spans four decades in the lives of performers on a Mississippi river boat. Sheltered beauty Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne) takes over as the show's leading lady when mulatto Julie (Helen Morgan) and her white husband are forced out of town by a narrow-minded sheriff. Charismatic opportunist Gaylord Ravenal (Allan Jones) wins Magnolia's heart, but his gambling losses threaten to ruin their chances for a happy marriage.

Sicilian Girl, The

2008 (ITALY)
115 minutes

Director: Marco Amenta

Starring: Veronica D'Agostino, Gérard Jugnot, Marcello Mazzarella

CrimeDrama

After her father and brother are murdered, a Sicilian teen (Veronica D'Agostino) breaks her village's code of silence and turns state's witness against La Cosa Nostra.

Silence, The

1963 (SWEDEN)
96 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten

Drama

Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin), her sister Anna (Gunnel Lindblom) and Anna's young son, Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom), check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen during their stay. Anna provokes her sister by enjoying a dalliance with a local man, while the boy, left to himself, has a series of enigmatic encounters that heighten the growing air of isolation.

Singles

1992 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick

ComedyDramaRomance

In Seattle during the era of grunge music, the lives and relationships of a group of young people, all living in the same apartment building, go through a period of flux. Among them are waitress and aspiring architect Janet (Bridget Fonda), who finds herself obsessed with bad boy musician Cliff (Matt Dillon); Linda (Kyra Sedgwick), an emotionally fragile environmentalist on the look-out for love; and Steve (Campbell Scott), a quintessential nice guy who studies traffic patterns.

Spartacus

1960 (USA)
197 minutes

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

BioDramaHistoryWar

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Stage Beauty

2004 (UK)
106 minutes

Director: Richard Eyre

Starring: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett

Drama

Humble Maria (Claire Danes), who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston (Billy Crudup), takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when powerful people support her, King Charles II (Rupert Everett) lifts the ban on female stage performers. And just as Maria aided Ned, she needs his help to learn her new profession.

Stealing Beauty

1996 (ITALY)
118 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi

DramaMysteryRomance

When she was 15, pretty but callow Lucy Harmon (Liv Tyler) visited the Tuscan town where her mother once enchanted the local male population. Four years later, in the wake of her mother's suicide, Lucy returns to the village. She plans to write some poetry, learn more about her family history and reunite with a boy she once kissed. Surveying an expansive field of suitors, Lucy finds herself taken with unattainable Alex (Jeremy Irons), as her journey imparts some unexpected lessons about love.

Stolen Kisses

1968 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig

ComedyDramaRomance

The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's (Claude Jade) father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, which he promptly loses. Stumbling into a position assisting a private detective, Antoine falls for his employers' seductive wife, Fabienne (Delphine Seyrig), and finds that he must choose between the older woman and Christine.

Strawberry and Chocolate

1993 (MEXICO)
108 minutes

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío

Starring: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra

ComedyDramaRomance

In 1979 Cuba, flamboyant gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David (Vladimir Cruz), an idealistic young communist and fails dismally. But David conspires to be "friends" with Diego so he can monitor the artist's subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro's Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. Can it last in such an oppressive environment?

Sunflower

1970 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Lyudmila Saveleva

DramaWar

An Italian bride (Sophia Loren) finds her long-lost soldier husband (Marcello Mastroianni) living in Moscow with amnesia and a wife (Lyudmila Saveleva) and daughter.

Suspect

1987 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Peter Yates

Starring: Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson

CrimeDramaThriller

Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a deaf, mute and homeless war veteran, is arrested for the murder of a prominent judge's secretary. But Kathleen Riley (Cher), Anderson's lawyer, believes her client is innocent. She sets out to track down the real killer, and, as the trial proceeds, makes an unlikely ally in Eddie Sanger (Dennis Quaid), a jury member. When they aren't in court, the two investigate the case and manage to uncover a massive conspiracy.

Talk to Her

2002 (SPAIN)
112 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti

DramaMysteryRomance

Male nurse Benigno (Javier Cámara) becomes infatuated with a complete stranger when he watches dancer Alicia (Leonor Watling) practicing from the anonymity of his apartment. After being injured in a car accident, Alicia is brought to a nearby hospital, where Benigno serendipitously happens to be her caregiver. When wounded bullfighter Lydia (Rosario Flores) is brought into the same ward, her companion, writer Marco (Darío Grandinetti), begins to bond with Benigno.

Thelma and Louise

1991 (USA)
130 minutes

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

CrimeDrama

Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, and Thelma joins her. On the way, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt) and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender before their fates are sealed.

Thin Red Line, The

1998 (USA)
170 minutes

Director: Terrence Malick

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

DramaWar

In 1942, Private Witt (Jim Caviezel) is a U.S. Army absconder living peacefully with the locals of a small South Pacific island. Discovered by his commanding officer, Sgt. Welsh (Sean Penn), Witt is forced to resume his active duty training for the Battle of Guadalcanal. As Witt and his unit land on the island, and the American troops mount an assault on entrenched Japanese positions, the story explores their various fates and attitudes towards life-or-death situations.

Three Colors: Blue

1993 (FRANCE)
100 minutes

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Starring: Juliette Binoche

DramaMystery

Three Colors: Red

1994 (FRANCE)
99 minutes

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Starring: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder

DramaMysteryRomance

Part-time model Valentine (Irène Jacob) meets a retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first, the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog to the judge's house, she discovers him listening in on his neighbors' phone conversations. At first, Valentine is outraged, but her debates with the judge over his behavior soon leads them to form a strange bond.

Through a Glass Darkly

1961 (SWEDEN)
89 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow

Drama

Karin (Harriet Andersson) hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin (Max von Sydow), cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus (Lars Passgård), is confused by Karin's vulnerability and his own budding sexuality. Their father, David (Gunnar Björnstrand), cannot overcome his haughty remoteness. Beset by visions, Karin descends further into madness.

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

1989 (SPAIN)
101 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León

ComedyCrimeDramaRomance

Newly released from a mental institution, Ricky (Antonio Banderas) heads straight for a reunion with the love of his life, B-movie actress Marina (Victoria Abril). The trouble is, Marina doesn't remember him -- or the fling they had during her years as a junkie and porn star. Determined to make Marina love him, Ricky barges into her apartment and ties her up. With a captive audience, Ricky is sure it's only a matter of time before his beloved returns his affections.

Time to Kill, A

1996 (USA)
149 minutes

Director: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson

CrimeDramaThriller

Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) is a heartbroken black father who avenges his daughter's brutal rape by shooting the bigoted men responsible for the crime as they are on their way to trial. He turns to Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), an untested lawyer, to defend him. Brigance struggles to believe that he can get Hailey acquitted in this small, segregated Southern town, given Hailey's race and the deliberate nature of his crimes, but Carl has unshakable faith in him.

To Kill a King

2003 (UK)
102 minutes

Director: Mike Barker

Starring: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams

BioDramaHistoryWar

As the English Civil War ends during the mid 17th century, Oliver Cromwell (Tim Roth) begins seizing power along with his leader, Gen. Thomas Fairfax (Dougray Scott). The dethroned British king, Charles I (Rupert Everett), is held captive while Cromwell, Fairfax and their allies decide his fate. Although Charles attempts to win Fairfax's wife, Lady Anne (Olivia Williams), over to his side, and the ruler still has many loyalists, Cromwell is determined to see the king go to trial.

Trouble with the Curve

2012 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Robert Lorenz

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman

Drama

For decades Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of baseball's best scouts -- but now his age is catching up with him. Still, he refuses to be benched even though his bosses are questioning his judgment. Tasked with checking out the country's hottest batting prospect, Gus is forced to accept help from his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams). Though they haven't spent time together in years, father and daughter make new discoveries about their shared past, which could change their future.

Troy

2004 (USA)
163 minutes

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

DramaHistoryRomance

Based on Homer's "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) falls for Menelaus' wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and takes her back to Troy. Menelaus' brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brother's fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea.

True Crime

1999 (USA)
127 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

Journalist Steve Everett (Clint Eastwood) has been sober two months, but things are still going badly. Steve's marriage to Barbara (Diane Venora) is barely holding together, and his editor (Denis Leary) hates him since Steve has been having an affair with his wife. A chance assignment finds Everett interviewing death row inmate Frank Beachum (Isaiah Washington). When Everett uncovers evidence indicating Beachum may be innocent, he must race against time to uncover the truth.

Tutta La Vita Davanti

2008 (ITALY)
117 minutes

Director: Paolo Virzì

Starring: Isabella Ragonese, Massimo Ghini, Valerio Mastandrea

ComedyDramaRomance

"Your Whole Life Ahead of You" is an Italian movie about a brilliant recent graduate struggling to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them. A bittersweet picture of modern society narrated through the eyes of a funny young philosopher.

Two for the Road

1967 (UK)
111 minutes

Director: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron

ComedyDramaRomance

Architect Mark Wallace (Albert Finney) and his wife, Joanna (Audrey Hepburn), travel to France to meet with an affluent client (Claude Dauphin). While there, they reflect on their first decade of marriage -- memories of when they first met, of courtship and of road trips through the French countryside. As flirtation and playful quarreling turn to boredom with the banality of married life, the Wallaces struggle to rekindle their passion, while mutual infidelity threatens to tear them apart.

Umberto D.

1952 (ITALY)
91 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari

Drama

When elderly pensioner Umberto Domenico Ferrari (Carlo Battisti) returns to his boarding house from a protest calling for a hike in old-age pensions, his landlady (Lina Gennari) demands her 15,000-lire rent by the end of the month or he and his small dog will be turned out onto the street. Unable to get the money in time, Umberto fakes illness to get sent to a hospital, giving his beloved dog to the landlady's pregnant and abandoned maid (Maria-Pia Casilio) for temporary safekeeping.

Under the Roofs of Paris

1930 (FRANCE)
96 minutes

Director: René Clair

Starring: Albert Préjean, Pola Illéry, Edmond T. Gréville

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

In the tenement slums of Paris between the world wars, impoverished street singer Albert (Albert Préjean) yearns for beautiful Romanian immigrant Pola (Pola Illery). Pola's boyfriend, local hoodlum Fred (Gaston Modot), grows jealous of Albert's constant attention to his woman and frames the hapless musician for one of his own petty crimes. But while Albert is in prison for Fred's misdeed, Pola ends up falling for Albert's faithful best friend, Louis (Edmond T. Gréville).

Under the Tuscan Sun

2003 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: Audrey Wells

Starring: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh

ComedyDramaRomance

When Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) learns her husband is cheating on her from a writer whom she gave a bad review, her life is turned upside down. In an attempt to bring her out of a deep depression, her best friend, Patti (Sandra Oh), encourages Frances to take a tour of Italy. During the trip, the new divorcée impulsively decides to purchase a rural Tuscan villa and struggles to start her life anew amid colorful local characters, including the handsome Marcello (Raoul Bova).

Unforgiven

1992 (USA)
130 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

DramaWestern

When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), who doesn't allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny (Clint Eastwood), the other by the florid English Bob (Richard Harris), come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff.

United 93

2006 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Paul Greengrass

Starring: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas

DramaHistoryThriller

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists seize control of United Airlines Flight 93 and three other planes. As the realization of the imminent horror dawns on passengers, crew and loved ones on the ground, the courageous acts by those held hostage in the air count down in actual time.

Variety Lights

1950 (ITALY)
97 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina

DramaRomance

In Italy, Checco Dal Monte (Peppino De Filippo) manages a troupe of traveling performers with plenty of heart but minimal talent. At a small town engagement, he encounters the starry-eyed, gorgeous Lily Antonelli (Carla Del Poggio), and hires her as a dancer on the show. Vivacious Lily quickly sells out crowds and earns the resentment of Checco's mistress, Melina Amour (Giulietta Masina), but the fledgling performer has far bigger ambitions and soon sets her sights on a higher-profile role.

Vicky Christina Barcelona

2008 (SPAIN)
96 minutes

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

DramaRomance

Americans Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) arrive in Spain for a summer vacation at a friend's (Patricia Clarkson) Barcelona home. Visiting an art gallery, they meet seductive painter Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), who invites them for a weekend of food, art and sex. Sparks really ignite when his fiery former lover (Penélope Cruz) arrives on the scene, making for a very crowded house.

Vincere

2009 (ITALY)
128 minutes

Director: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi

BioDramaRomance

Inspired by the life of Benito Mussolini's first wife, Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), the film tells the story of tragic love amidst the tides of war. Ida, taken by the young and unemployed Benito (Filippo Timi), marries him and soon has his child. The two are separated at the outbreak of World War I, and Benito remarries. When Ida finds out, she tries to assert her place in his life, but the fascists are less than willing to tarnish the image of the man who is now a dictator.

Viridiana

1961 (SPAIN)
90 minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey

ComedyDrama

Viridinia (Silvia Pinal) is preparing to start her life as a nun when she is sent, somewhat unwillingly, to visit to her aging uncle, Don Jaime (Fernando Rey). He supports her; but the two have met only once. Jaime thinks Viridinia resembles his dead wife. Virdinia has secretly despised this man all her life and finds her worst fears proven when Jaime grows determined to seduce his pure niece. Viridinia becomes undone as her uncle upends the plans she had made to join the convent.

Vivre Sa Vie

1962 (FRANCE)
85 minutes

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe

Drama

In director Jean-Luc Godard's landmark drama, Nana (Anna Karina), a young Parisian woman who works in a record shop, finds herself disillusioned by poverty and a crumbling marriage. Hoping to become an actress and break into films, Nana is once again disappointed when nothing comes of her dreams, and soon she turns to a bleak life of prostitution. When she meets a man (Peter Kassovitz) who truly cares for her, Nana's hope returns -- but Raoul (Sady Rebbot), her pimp, may have the final word.

Volver

2006 (SPAIN)
121 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas

ComedyDrama

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. A former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to help comfort them.

Way We Laughed, The

1998 (ITALY)
124 minutes

Director: Gianni Amelio

Starring: Francesco Giuffrida, Enrico Lo Verso, Fabrizio Gifuni

Drama

Studying to become a teacher in Turin, Italy, Pietro (Francesco Giuffrida) is joined by his older brother, Giovanni (Enrico Lo Verso), who has moved up from Sicily. While Giovanni is a worker with no schooling, Pietro shows considerable promise in academics, prompting the elder sibling to seek employment to support his brother's academic pursuits. Unfortunately, things don't go well for Giovanni and Pietro, and they face significant hardships as they try to improve their lives.

Welcome to Me

2014 (USA)
87 minutes

Director: Shira Piven

Starring: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini

ComedyDrama

A mentally unbalanced lottery winner (Kristen Wiig) goes off her medication, buys a talk show and uses it as a platform to broadcast her bizarre opinions on a wide variety of topics.

West Side Story

1961 (USA)
153 minutes

Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

CrimeDramaMusicalRomance

A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival's sister.

White Hunter Black Heart

1990 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Charlotte Cornwell

Drama

Hard-living, macho movie director John Wilson (Clint Eastwood) arrives in 1950s Zimbabwe to prepare for his next film. Accompanied by screenwriter Pete Verrill (Jeff Fahey), Wilson becomes far more interested in shooting an elephant than getting ready for the shoot. Determined, Wilson moves production to a village where a native hunter helps him in his quest. Obsessed with this goal even as filming grows ever more chaotic, the director begins to question the ethics and origins of his fixation.

Wild Strawberries

1957 (SWEDEN)
91 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

DramaRomance

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara (Bibi Andersson), a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love.

Wild Things

1998 (USA)
108 minutes

Director: John McNaughton

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

When teen debutante Kelly (Denise Richards) fails to attract the attention of her hunky guidance counselor, Sam (Matt Dillon), she cries rape, igniting a scandal that results in his arrest. Sam appeals to Ken (Bill Murray), a hack personal-injury lawyer who has never handled a case that couldn't be helped by a prop neck brace. Soon, a second victim, Suzie (Neve Campbell), comes forward, and Detective Duquette (Kevin Bacon) discovers that the unfolding case is far from what it seems.

Winter Light

1963 (SWEDEN)
81 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom

Drama

A Swedish pastor (Gunnar Björnstrand) fails a loving woman (Ingrid Thulin), a suicidal fisherman (Gunnel Lindblom) and God.

Woman Called Golda, A

1982 (USA)
191 minutes

Director: Alan Gibson

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover

BioDramaHistory

The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

1988 (SPAIN)
88 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano

ComedyDrama

When Pepa Marcos' (Carmen Maura) lover Ivan (Fernando Guillén) suddenly leaves her without any explanation, she embarks on a strange journey to discover why. On the way she meets a variety of eccentric characters, including Ivan's son from a previous relationship (Antonio Banderas), his fiancee Marissa (Rossy de Palma) and a Shiite terrorist cell who have been secretly holding her best friend Candela (María Barranco) hostage. It's a film noir take on the romantic comedy.

Written on the Wind

1956 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack

Drama

Mitch Wayne (Rock Hudson) is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared (Robert Keith), works hard to establish the family business, his irresponsible son, Kyle (Robert Stack), is an alcoholic playboy, and his daughter, Marylee (Dorothy Malone), is the town tramp. Mitch harbors a secret love for Kyle's unsatisfied wife, Lucy (Lauren Bacall) -- a fact that leaves him exposed when the jealous Marylee accuses him of murder.

Young Victoria, The

2009 (UK)
100 minutes

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany

BioDramaHistoryRomance

As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria (Emily Blunt) gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother (Miranda Richardson) wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert (Rupert Friend), the man who will become the love of her life.

Epic

Ben-Hur

1959 (USA)
minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Charleton Heston

ActionEpic

Living Planet, The

1984 (UK)
660 minutes

Director:

Starring: David Attenborough

Epic

David Attenborough examines the ecology and biodiversity of each of Earth's major biomasses and warns of the dangers of humanity's current industrial life. Camera work is extraordinary, and all continents are visited at least once.

Hist

Agony and the Ecstasy, The

1965 (USA)
minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Charleton Heston, Rex Harrison

DramaHistory

This Hollywood version of Michelangelo and Pope Julius II is worth seeing just for the fun of all the shots of the Sistine and in order to watch Heston and Harrison set up their great confrontations. Harrison is not bad as Julius….big…tall..handsome…egomaniacal. But Heston as the small unattractive Michelangelo is hopelessly wrong. But it is still fun to see.

Augustus

2003 (UK)
minutes

Director: Roger Young

Starring: Peter O’Toole, Charlotte Rampling

DramaHistory

Bridge on the River Kwai

1957 (UK)
167 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness

DramaHistory

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

1972 (ITALY)
135 minutes

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Cromwell

1970 (UK)
145 minutes

Director: Ken Hughes

Starring: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

BioDramaForeignHistory

Désirée

1954 (USA)
110 minutes

Director: Henry Koster

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons

BioHistory

Elizabeth

1998 (USA)
126 minutes

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Eccleston, Geoffrey Rush

DramaHistory

Elizabeth: the Golden Age

2007 (UK)
115 minutes

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush

DramaHistory

Flowers of St. Francis, The

1950 (ITALY)
89 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Severino Pisacane

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Garbo, The Spy

2012 (USA)
87 minutes

Director: Edmon Roch

Starring: Nigel West, Mark Seaman, Xavier Vinader

HistoryThriller

Glory

1989 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

DramaHistory

Good Morning, Night

2003 (ITALY)
106 minutes

Director: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

History of Britain, A

2000 (UK)
minutes

Director: BBC

Starring: Simon Schama

ForeignHistory

History of Scotland, A

2008 (UK)
minutes

Director: BBC

Starring: Neil Oliver

ForeignHistory

Invictus

2009 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon

BioDramaHistory

Lark Farm, The

2007 (ITALY)
122 minutes

Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Starring: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi

DramaHistory

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Last Emperor, The

1987 (UK)
163 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole

BioDramaHistory

This sweeping account of the life of Pu Yi (John Lone), the last emperor of China, follows the leader's tumultuous reign. After being captured by the Red Army as a war criminal in 1950, Pu Yi recalls his childhood from prison. He remembers his lavish youth in the Forbidden City, where he was afforded every luxury but unfortunately sheltered from the outside world and complex political situation surrounding him. As revolution sweeps through China, the world Pu Yi knew is dramatically upended.

Lawrence of Arabia

1962 (UK)
216 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

BioDramaHistoryWar

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Leopard, The (Il Gattopardo)

1963 (ITALY)
186 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale

DramaHistory

As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi (Alain Delon), to marry Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfort and political clout.

Letters from Iwo Jima

2006 (USA)
141 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara

DramaHistoryWar

Long-buried missives from the island reveal the stories of the Japanese troops who fought and died there during World War II. Among them are Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), a baker; Baron Nishi (Tsuyoshi Ihara), an Olympic champion; and Shimizu (Ryô Kase), an idealistic soldier. Though Lt. Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) knows he and his men have virtually no chance of survival, he uses his extraordinary military skills to hold off American troops as long as possible.

Lion in Winter, The

1968 (UK)
134 minutes

Director: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins

BioDramaHistory

It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option.

Luther

2003 (GERMANY)
123 minutes

Director: Eric Till

Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov

BioDramaHistory

In the 16th century, Martin Luther (Joseph Fiennes) becomes a monk and later challenges the practices of the Roman Catholic Church.

Malcolm X

1992 (USA)
202 minutes

Director: Spike Lee

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo

BioDramaHistoryRomance

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Man for All Seasons, A

1966 (UK)
120 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw

BioDramaHistory

When the highly respected British statesman Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) refuses to pressure the Pope into annulling the marriage of King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) and his Spanish-born wife, More's clashes with the monarch increase in intensity. A devout Catholic, More stands by his religious principles and moves to leave the royal court. Unfortunately, the King and his loyalists aren't appeased by this, and press forward with grave charges of treason, further testing More's resolve.

Master and Commander

2003 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Peter Weir

Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd

ActionDramaHistoryWar

In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

My Brother is an Only Child

2007 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Daniele Luchetti

Starring: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro

ComedyCrimeDramaHistory

Two brothers living in Latina, Italy, grow up against the backdrop of the tumultuous Years of Lead. Manrico Benassi (Riccardo Scamarcio) joins the Communist party, while his impressionable younger brother, Accio (Elio Germano), returns from seminary school a full-blooded Fascist. As the years wear on, Accio and Manrico's family loyalty is tested by their political differences and their dueling loves for Francesca (Diane Fleri), a compassionate and intelligent activist.

Nineteen Hundred (1900)

1976 (ITALY)
317 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda

DramaHistory

This expansive period drama follows two childhood friends in northern Italy during the early 20th century. Alfredo Berlinghieri (Robert De Niro) and Olmo Dalcò (Gérard Depardieu) grow up as close companions despite their class differences. However, they drift apart as adults, Alfredo embracing his landowning heritage and Olmo championing workers' rights. As the years go by, they see the rise of fascism in their country, and eventually their values find them directly in conflict.

Other Boleyn Girl, The

2008 (UK)
115 minutes

Director: Justin Chadwick

Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana

BioDramaHistoryRomance

King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) lacks an heir. Seeing this as an opportunity for personal gain, the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) and Sir Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance) persuade Thomas' daughter Anne (Natalie Portman) to seduce the king. But Henry falls in love with Anne's sister, Mary (Scarlett Johansson), instead. When Mary becomes pregnant, she's confined to bed, with charged with Anne keeping the king from straying -- but the plan backfires when Anne seeks the king's affections for herself.

Passage to India, A

1984 (UK)
164 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft

DramaHistory

Based on the renowned E.M. Forster novel, this expansive period drama centers on the changing dynamic between British colonials and native locals in India during the 1920s. When an outing to explore scenic caves ends in English tourist Adela Quested (Judy Davis) accusing Indian doctor Aziz Ahmed (Victor Banerjee) of rape, the incident results in a major court case, one that reinforces tensions between the British Empire and the growing movement towards Indian independence.

Queen Christina

1933 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith

BioDramaHistoryRomance

The wise and peace-loving Queen Christina (Greta Garbo) has ruled Sweden since the age of 6, when her heroic father died in battle. Pressured to marry her cousin Karl Gustav (Reginald Owen) and produce an heir, the queen slips away incognito and ends up at a country inn, where she meets and falls in love with Antonio (John Gilbert), a Spanish envoy on his way to the palace. However, Count Magnus, himself in love with the queen, does not approve of her foreign lover.

Red Tent, The

2014 (USA)
176 minutes

Director: Roger Young

Starring: Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Will Tudor

DramaHistoryRomance

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah. This sweeping miniseries reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's tale begins with the story of her mothers: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the red tent, the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness; of her initiations into the religious and sexual practices of her tribe; of Jacob's courtship with his four wives; of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, and slaves; of love and death in the city of Shechem; of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her rape and it's bloody consequences.

Richard III

1955 (UK)
161 minutes

Director: Laurence Olivier

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen

BioDramaHistoryWar

Having helped his brother King Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York (Laurence Olivier), plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne (Claire Bloom), and his brother George, Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud), Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

Salvatore Giuliano

1962 (ITALY)
123 minutes

Director: Francesco Rosi

Starring: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi

CrimeDramaHistoryMystery

Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi. Shot in a neo-realist documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film and appears most notably as a corpse.

Spartacus

1960 (USA)
197 minutes

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

BioDramaHistoryWar

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

To Kill a King

2003 (UK)
102 minutes

Director: Mike Barker

Starring: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams

BioDramaHistoryWar

As the English Civil War ends during the mid 17th century, Oliver Cromwell (Tim Roth) begins seizing power along with his leader, Gen. Thomas Fairfax (Dougray Scott). The dethroned British king, Charles I (Rupert Everett), is held captive while Cromwell, Fairfax and their allies decide his fate. Although Charles attempts to win Fairfax's wife, Lady Anne (Olivia Williams), over to his side, and the ruler still has many loyalists, Cromwell is determined to see the king go to trial.

Troy

2004 (USA)
163 minutes

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

DramaHistoryRomance

Based on Homer's "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) falls for Menelaus' wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and takes her back to Troy. Menelaus' brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brother's fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea.

Ulysses

1954 (ITALY)
104 minutes

Director: Mario Camerini

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn

FantasyHistory

Homer's hero (Kirk Douglas) recalls episodes of his odyssey: the Cyclops, Circe (Silvana Mangano), the sirens, the Trojan horse.

United 93

2006 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Paul Greengrass

Starring: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas

DramaHistoryThriller

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists seize control of United Airlines Flight 93 and three other planes. As the realization of the imminent horror dawns on passengers, crew and loved ones on the ground, the courageous acts by those held hostage in the air count down in actual time.

Woman Called Golda, A

1982 (USA)
191 minutes

Director: Alan Gibson

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover

BioDramaHistory

The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Young Victoria, The

2009 (UK)
100 minutes

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany

BioDramaHistoryRomance

As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria (Emily Blunt) gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother (Miranda Richardson) wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert (Rupert Friend), the man who will become the love of her life.

Mus

American in Paris, An

1951 (USA)
minutes

Director: Vicente Minnelli

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

DramaMusicalRomance

Astaire and Rogers

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Warner Home Video

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

ComedyMusicalRomance

Cabaret

1972 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Bob Fosse

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

DramaMusical

Country Girl

1954 (USA)
104 minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly

DramaMusical

Funny Face

1957 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: tanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire

ComedyMusicalRomance

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

2011 (UK)
208 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

BioMusical

Gigi

1958 (USA)
119 minutes

Director: Vincent Minnelli

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jordan

ComedyMusicalRomance

High Society

1956 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Charles Walters

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

MusicalRomance

King and I, The

1956 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno

BioDramaMusicalRomance

In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.

Le Million

1931 (FRANCE)
81 minutes

Director: René Clair

Starring: Annabella, René Lefèvre, Jean-Louis Allibert

ComedyMusical

Debt-ridden painter Michel (René Lefèvre) is overcome with joy at discovering that he has just won 1 million florins in the Dutch lottery, but almost immediately, he discovers that his softhearted girlfriend, Béatrice (Annabella), has given away his jacket containing the winning ticket to an elderly petty thief (Paul Ollivier). Soon Michel, Beatrice and Michel's artistic rival, Prosper (Louis Allibert), are hurtling through the streets of Paris on the trail of the missing jacket.

Man of La Mancha

1972 (ITALY)
132 minutes

Director: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco

DramaFantasyMusicalRomance

In the volatile days of the Spanish Inquisition, the writer Miguel de Cervantes (Peter O'Toole) and his manservant (James Coco) make livings as tax collectors but soon find themselves imprisoned after being accused of crimes against the church. Now facing the wrath of their fellow inmates, Cervantes must persuade the unruly bunch not to burn his prized manuscript -- by performing it for them. With the help of a prostitute (Sophia Loren), they begin the tale of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Oklahoma

1955 (USA)
145 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

ComedyDramaMusicalRomanceWestern

There's a box social coming up, and Curly (Gordon MacRae) asks Laurey (Shirley Jones) if she'll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he's waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud (Rod Steiger) instead. Meanwhile, Laurey's friend Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will (Gene Nelson) and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim (Eddie Albert). Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it's too late.

Paris 36

2008 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Christophe Barratier

Starring: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad

DramaMusicalRomance

Determined to silence a cabaret troupe that has radical political affiliations, landlord Galapiat (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu) evicts a Paris nightclub, the Chansonia, from his building and shutters its doors. Desperate to return to work, penniless stage manager Pigoil (Gérard Jugnot) discovers Douce (Nora Arnezeder), a young woman whose enchanting voice steels him in his determination to put on a new production -- a musical spectacular the likes of which Paris has never seen.

Producers, The

2005 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Susan Stroman

Starring: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman

ComedyMusical

Failing producer Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) and his accountant, Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick), scam a group of elderly women out of their nest eggs by convincing them to invest in a horrendously offensive Third Reich-themed musical secretly intended to bomb the moment it opens. But when high-brow Broadway audiences mistakenly assume "Springtime for Hitler" is a satire, Bialystock finds himself with the critical acclaim that has long eluded him -- and the biggest hit of his career.

Show Boat

1936 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: James Whale

Starring: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway hit, this musical spans four decades in the lives of performers on a Mississippi river boat. Sheltered beauty Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne) takes over as the show's leading lady when mulatto Julie (Helen Morgan) and her white husband are forced out of town by a narrow-minded sheriff. Charismatic opportunist Gaylord Ravenal (Allan Jones) wins Magnolia's heart, but his gambling losses threaten to ruin their chances for a happy marriage.

South Pacific

1958 (USA)
157 minutes

Director: Joshua Logan

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr

MusicalRomanceWar

Nurse Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) of the U.S. Navy falls for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), but recoils upon discovering that he's fathered two mixed-race children. When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him -- and after she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, fears that Emile may not return alive.

Under the Roofs of Paris

1930 (FRANCE)
96 minutes

Director: René Clair

Starring: Albert Préjean, Pola Illéry, Edmond T. Gréville

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

In the tenement slums of Paris between the world wars, impoverished street singer Albert (Albert Préjean) yearns for beautiful Romanian immigrant Pola (Pola Illery). Pola's boyfriend, local hoodlum Fred (Gaston Modot), grows jealous of Albert's constant attention to his woman and frames the hapless musician for one of his own petty crimes. But while Albert is in prison for Fred's misdeed, Pola ends up falling for Albert's faithful best friend, Louis (Edmond T. Gréville).

West Side Story

1961 (USA)
153 minutes

Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

CrimeDramaMusicalRomance

A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival's sister.

Rom

Alfie

1966 (UK)
minutes

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Michael Caine

DramaRomance

This is the 1966 version with Michael Caine. Alfie tells the story of a young womanising man who leads a self-centred life, purely for his own enjoyment, until events force him to question his uncaring behaviour, his loneliness and his priorities. He cheats on numerous women, and despite his confidence towards women, he treats them with disrespect and refers to them as "it", using them for sex and for domestic purposes. Alfie frequently breaks the fourth wall by speaking directly to the camera narrating and justifying his actions.

Along Came Polly

2003 (USA)
minutes

Director: John Hamburg

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston

ComedyRomance

Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg, starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston in the lead roles. The story follow Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller), a tightly-wound newly-wed who finds his life falling into chaos when he discovers his wife cheating on him with a scuba diver on their honeymoon and then quickly finds himself falling in love with his old classmate, Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston). Both Stiller and Anniston are right on with laughs and some tears; this is a great USA comedy that did not get enough attention but it made a good profit.

Amelie

2001 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou

ComedyForeignFrenchRomance

Amelie presents a depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. The film took in over $33 million in a limited theatrical release and is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States, and one of the biggest international successes for a French movie. IN FRENCH.

American in Paris, An

1951 (USA)
minutes

Director: Vicente Minnelli

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

DramaMusicalRomance

And So it Goes

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Rob Reiner

Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton

DramaRomance

Artemesia

1997 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Agnes Merlet

Starring: Valentia Servi, Michel Serrault

DramaForeignFrenchRomance

As Good As It Gets

1997 (USA)
minutes

Director: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

DramaRomance

Astaire and Rogers

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Warner Home Video

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

ComedyMusicalRomance

Barcelona

1994 (USA)
minutes

Director: Whit Stillman

Starring: Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman

Romance

Besieged

1998 (USA)
minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Thandie Newton, David Thewlis

Romance

Best of Me, The

2014 (USA)
minutes

Director: Michael Hoffman

Starring: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan

DramaRomance

Blume in Love

1973 (USA)
156 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: George Segal, Kris Kristofferson, Susan Anspach

ComedyDramaRomance

Boccaccio ’70

1962 (ITALY)
208 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren

FantasyForeignItalianRomance

Born Yesterday

1993 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Luis Mandoki

Starring: Melanie Griffith, John Goodman

ComedyRomance

Bounce

2000 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Don Roos

Starring: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow

DramaRomance

Bread & Tulips

2000 (ITALY)
116 minutes

Director: Silvio Soldini

Starring: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz

ComedyForeignItalianRomance

Bridges of Madison County, The

1995 (USA)
135 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley

DramaRomance

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

2004 (USA)
108 minutes

Director: Beeban Kidron

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

DramaRomance

Brokeback Mountain

2005 (USA)
134 minutes

Director: Ang Lee

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger

DramaRomance

Bronco Billy

1980 (USA)
119 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis

DramaRomance

Camille

1936 (USA)
109 minutes

Director: George Cukor

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor

DramaRomance

Can-Can

1960 (USA)
141 minutes

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine

DramaRomance

Casablanca

1942 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

DramaRomance

Casanova

2005 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Starring: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons

DramaRomance

Chocolat

2000 (UK)
121 minutes

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Starring: uliette Binoche, Judi Dench

DramaRomance

Divorce, Italian Style

1961 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Pietro Germi

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Don’t Move

2004 (ITALY)
125 minutes

Director: Sergio Castellitto

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Dr. Zhivago

1965 (USA)
200 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie

DramaRomance

Duchess, The

2008 (UK)
110 minutes

Director: Saul Dibb

Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes

DramaRomance

Earrings of Madame de … , The

1953 (USA)
105 minutes

Director: Max Ophuls

Starring: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux

DramaRomance

Enemies: A Love Story

1989 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston

DramaRomance

Facing Windows

2003 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Fugitive Kind, The

1959 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward

DramaRomance

Funny Face

1957 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: tanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire

ComedyMusicalRomance

Garden of the Fitzi-Continis, The

1970 (ITALY)
95 minutes

Director: Vittorio de Sica

Starring: Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Giant

1956 (USA)
201 minutes

Director: George Stevens

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson

DramaRomance

Gigi

1958 (USA)
119 minutes

Director: Vincent Minnelli

Starring: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jordan

ComedyMusicalRomance

Girl with a Pearl Earring, The

2003 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Peter Webber

Starring: Conlin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson

DramaRomance

Graduate, The

1967 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Mike Nichols

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Ross

DramaRomance

Great Expectations

1946 (UK)
118 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: John Mills, Valerie Hobson

ForeignMysteryRomance

Guantanamera

1995 (SPAIN)
105 minutes

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Starring: Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra

DramaForeignRomanceSpanish

High Society

1956 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Charles Walters

Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

MusicalRomance

I Am Love

2009 (ITALY)
120 minutes

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

I Could Never be Your Woman

2007 (USA)
97 minutes

Director: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Jon Lovitz

DramaRomance

I Fidanzati

1963 (ITALY)
77 minutes

Director: Ermanno Olmi

Starring: Carlo Cabrini, Anna Canzi

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Il Mostro

1994 (ITALY)
112 minutes

Director: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Michel Blanc

CrimeRomance

It Happened One Night

1934 (USA)
104 minutes

Director: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

ComedyRomance

It’s Complicated

2009 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin

ComedyDramaRomance

Joe Versus the Volcano

1990 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: John Patrick Shanley

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

ComedyRomance

Johnny Stecchino

1991 (ITALY)
122 minutes

Director: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli

ComedyCrimeRomance

Jules and Jim

1962 (FRANCE)
105 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

DramaRomance

Just Married

2003 (USA)
95 minutes

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane

ComedyRomance

Tom (Ashton Kutcher) and Sarah (Brittany Murphy) are two lovebirds from different worlds. He's an average guy with a fondness for beer who works a low-level job, while she's an aspiring writer from a wealthy and cultured family. The disapproval of family and friends doesn't prevent the pair from marrying, but their disastrous honeymoon in Italy, with an unwelcome appearance by Sarah's ex-boyfriend, Peter (Christian Kane), nearly succeeds in tearing them apart.

Kate & Leopold

2001 (USA)
123 minutes

Director: James Mangold

Starring: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber

ComedyFantasyRomance

Kate McKay (Meg Ryan) is a modern day executive, a 21st century woman driven to succeed in the corporate world. Leopold, the third Duke of Albany, is a charming gent and bachelor of the late 18OOs. With career and social expectations looming, each has grown cynical about the very notion of falling in love. But when a rip in the fabric of time thrusts Leopold into present day New York, the potential for an old-fashioned modern romance ignites.

King and I, The

1956 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno

BioDramaMusicalRomance

In this film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.

Knights’s Tale, A

2001 (USA)
144 minutes

Director: Brian Helgeland

Starring: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell

ActionRomance

Peasant-born William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) begins a quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden (Shanynn Sossamon) and rock his medieval world. With the help of friends (Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk), he faces the ultimate test of medieval gallantry -- tournament jousting -- and tries to discover if he has the mettle to become a legend.

Lady Eve, The

1941 (USA)
94 minutes

Director: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

ComedyRomance

It's no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. When Charles suspects Jean is a gold digger, he dumps her. Jean, fixated on revenge and still pining for the millionaire, devises a plan to get back in Charles' life. With love and payback on her mind, she re-introduces herself to Charles, this time as an aristocrat named Lady Eve Sidwich.

Last Kiss, The

2006 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Starring: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson

ComedyDramaRomance

Four friends (Zach Braff, Casey Affleck, Michael Weston, Eric Christian Olsen) face the prospect of turning 30 and losing the freedom of their youth. For one, Michael, the transition is especially difficult; although he is in love with Jenna (Jacinda Barrett), the mother of his child, his panicked reaction to the onset of adult responsibilities sends him into the arms of another woman (Rachel Bilson).

Le Notti Bianche

1957 (ITALY)
102 minutes

Director: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais

DramaRomance

A love triangle, the past invades the present. Mario, a shy man new in Livorno, chats up a crying woman on a bridge. She's Natalia, waiting for a lover gone for a year who promised to return. For three nights, Mario accompanies Natalia, assists her, distracts her, dances with her. He falls in love with her. Can he pull Natalia into his arms, away from the past and from love for a man who will probably never return?

Like Water for Chocolate

1992 (MEXICO)
105 minutes

Director: Alfonso Arau

Starring: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné

DramaRomance

The youngest daughter in her family, the beautiful Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Since tradition dictates that Tita must care for her mother, Pedro weds her older sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), though he still loves Tita. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita's powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking. As the years pass, unusual circumstances test the enduring love of Pedro and Tita.

Little Foxes, The

1941 (USA)
116 minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright

DramaRomance

Regina Hubbard Giddens (Bette Davis) and her scheming brothers, Oscar (Carl Benton Reid) and Ben (Charles Dingle), plan to get rich from a cotton mill, but first they must tap into the wealth of Regina's sickly husband, Horace Giddens (Herbert Marshall). The trio attempts to marry Regina's daughter Alexandra (Teresa Wright) to Oscar's son Leo (Dan Duryea). When that plan fails, their schemes devolve into theft and blackmail, driving an irreparable wedge between family members.

Love After Love

1992 (FRANCE)
104 minutes

Director: Diane Kurys

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Bernard Giraudeau, Hippolyte Girardot

DramaRomance

A successful novelist (Isabelle Huppert) loves an architect (Bernard Giraudeau) and a musician (Hippolyte Girardot), each married with children.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

1955 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Henry King, Otto Lang

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

BioDramaRomanceWar

In Hong Kong in 1949, Mark Elliott (William Holden) is an American reporter covering the Chinese civil war. Undergoing a trial separation from his wife, he meets the beautiful Dr. Han Suyin (Jennifer Jones), a widowed physician from mainland China. As the pair fall in love, they encounter disapproval from both her family and his friends about their interracial romance. Although the film was a commercial success upon release, the casting of Jones in an Asian role has since been criticized.

Love on the Run

1979 (FRANCE)
94 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Marie-France Pisier

ComedyDramaRomance

Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife (Claude Jade). It being the first "no-fault" divorce in France, a media circus erupts, dredging up Antoine's past. Indecisive about his new love with a store clerk (Dorothée), he impulsively takes off with an old flame (Marie-France Pisier).

Lovers, The

1958 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, Jean-Marc Bory

DramaRomance

In the course of one evening, a bored French housewife meets and falls in love with a young archaeologist.

L’ultimo Baccio

2001 (ITALY)
115 minutes

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Stefania Sandrelli

ComedyDramaRomance

Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and Alberto reluctantly grapple with their own responsibilities.

Malcolm X

1992 (USA)
202 minutes

Director: Spike Lee

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo

BioDramaHistoryRomance

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Malèna

2000 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico

ComedyDramaRomanceWar

In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever... Malena, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life's lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined.

Man of La Mancha

1972 (ITALY)
132 minutes

Director: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco

DramaFantasyMusicalRomance

In the volatile days of the Spanish Inquisition, the writer Miguel de Cervantes (Peter O'Toole) and his manservant (James Coco) make livings as tax collectors but soon find themselves imprisoned after being accused of crimes against the church. Now facing the wrath of their fellow inmates, Cervantes must persuade the unruly bunch not to burn his prized manuscript -- by performing it for them. With the help of a prostitute (Sophia Loren), they begin the tale of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

Marriage Italian Style

1964 (ITALY)
102 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi

ComedyDramaRomance

When handsome, successful Domenico (Marcello Mastroianni) first meets the sexy young waif Filomena (Sophia Loren) in Naples during World War II, he is instantly smitten. Flash forward to the postwar years, and the two meet again, sparking a passionate affair that spans two decades. But when Filomena -- who has now become Domenico's kept woman and has secretly borne his children -- learns that her lover is planning to wed another, she stops at nothing to hook him into marrying her instead.

Mata Hari

1931 (USA)
89 minutes

Director: George Fitzmaurice

Starring: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore

CrimeDramaRomance

During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in Paris. She has already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer. In order to get her hand on secret documents in his possession, she spends a night with him. But the secret police is on to her, only waiting to get enough evidence to arrest her.

Maurice

1987 (UK)
140 minutes

Director: James Ivory

Starring: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant

DramaRomance

In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two embark on an intense but chaste affair to avoid tarnishing Clive's reputation, but eventually the relationship ends, and Clive marries Anne (Phoebe Nicholls). While visiting Clive, Maurice is drawn toward his friend's servant, Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves).

Metropolitan

1990 (USA)
98 minutes

Director: Whit Stillman

Starring: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman

ComedyDramaRomance

A radical student is adopted by a group of young New Yorkers, serves as a catalyst to alter his and their lives. Gathering in a Manhattan apartment, the group of friends meet to discuss social mobility, Fourier's socialism and play bridge in their cocoon of upper-class society - until they are joined by a man with a critical view of their way of life.

Milou en Mai

1990 (FRANCE)
107 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy

ComedyRomance

An eccentric French family meets in the country for the funeral of their matriarch (Paulette Dubost), which takes place at the same time as the 1968 student revolts in Paris. Even with the latest updates of the riots coming in over the airwaves, the family prefers to focus on petty squabbles and personal matters rather than the current political climate. When the escalating protests leave them no choice but to venture deeper into the wilderness, they become even more removed from social affairs.

Mirror Has Two Faces, The

1996 (USA)
126 minutes

Director: Barbra Streisand

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall

ComedyDramaRomance

Comic tale about the relationship between a frumpy college lecturer specializing in romantic literature and a fellow professor who wants a platonic friendship with an intelligent woman. However, she begins to long for more, and they soon find that their goal of a union based on celibacy will be difficult to achieve.

Miss Julie

1951 (SWEDEN)
90 minutes

Director: Alf Sjöberg

Starring: Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Märta Dorff

DramaRomance

In late 19th-century Sweden, bold and beautiful young aristocrat Julie (Anita Björk) throws over her fiancé after humiliating him, and impetuously decides to take up with servant Jean (Ulf Palme) -- despite his being engaged to Kristin (Märta Dorff), the cook. To Julie's surprise, she genuinely falls in love with Jean, but she realizes that prevailing class attitudes prevent them from being together. Determined, Julie decides that the couple should elope to Switzerland.

Mogambo

1953 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: John Ford

Starring: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner

DramaRomance

Victor Marswell (Clark Gable) is a big-game hunter in Kenya. After Eloise Kelly (Ava Gardner) is stood up by a friend there, she falls in with Marswell. Shortly thereafter, the Nordleys (Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden) arrive for a gorilla safari. Mrs. Nordley, disillusioned with her husband, takes a liking to Marswell, and the two have a brief affair. Kelly grows jealous, and the two women engage in a battle of wills over the hunter, while Mr. Nordley remains oblivious to it all.

My Favorite Wife

1940 (USA)
88 minutes

Director: Garson Kanin

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott

ComedyRomance

After his wife, Ellen (Irene Dunne), disappears at sea, Nick Arden (Cary Grant) waits seven long years before finally marrying the lovely Bianca (Gail Patrick). As luck would have it, Ellen suddenly reappears in Nick's life during his honeymoon with Bianca and informs him that she's been shipwrecked on a desert island. Nick is overjoyed to see her, but becomes insane with jealousy when he learns of her only island companion -- the handsome Stephen Burkett (Randolph Scott).

My Man Godfrey

1936 (USA)
94 minutes

Director: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady

ComedyDramaRomance

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park (William Powell), who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia (Gail Patrick), who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Never on Sunday

1960 (USA)
91 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas

ComedyDramaRomance

Free spirit and prostitute Ilya (Melina Mercouri) lives in a Greek port city. Open and amiable, she makes friends often and easily. She encounters Homer Thrace (Jules Dassin), a vacationing American who is obsessed with ancient Greek culture. Homer feels that modern Greece is a shadow of its former self, and he believes that Ilya is a prime example of contemporary decadence. He makes it his goal to amend Ilya's easygoing ways, but she has stronger principles than Homer expected.

Night of the Shooting Stars, The

1982 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Starring: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli

DramaRomanceWar

During World War II, an Italian village finds itself caught in the bloody struggle between retreating Nazi forces, stubborn fascists, local partisans and the incoming U.S. forces. A group of villagers, including love-struck Galvano (Omero Antonutti) and his dream girl, Concetta (Margarita Lozano), opt to leave their village and search for American troops. The story, set in part during a Tuscan celebration, is told from the point of view of 6-year-old Cecilia (Micol Guidelli).

Ninochka

1939 (USA)
110 minutes

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire

ComedyRomance

A no-nonsense diplomat of the Soviet Union, Nina Ivanovna "Ninotchka" Yakushova (Greta Garbo) arrives in Paris to ensure the sale of jewels seized during the Russian Revolution. Meanwhile, carefree bachelor Count Leon d'Algout (Melvyn Douglas) attempts to intercept the valuables on behalf of their former owner, the Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire). Despite their conflicting allegiances, the icy Ninotchka soon warms to Leon's charms, reluctantly going against her better judgment.

Notes on a Scandal

2006 (UK)
92 minutes

Director: Richard Eyre

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson

ComedyDramaRomanceThriller

Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), a veteran teacher at St. George's, senses a kindred spirit in Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), the school's new art teacher. The younger woman's charisma intensely draws in the older, and the two become friends. Then Barbara learns of Sheba's affair with a teenage student and becomes the keeper of the explosive secret.

Notorious

1946 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains

DramaRomanceThriller

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

Oklahoma

1955 (USA)
145 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

ComedyDramaMusicalRomanceWestern

There's a box social coming up, and Curly (Gordon MacRae) asks Laurey (Shirley Jones) if she'll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he's waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud (Rod Steiger) instead. Meanwhile, Laurey's friend Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will (Gene Nelson) and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim (Eddie Albert). Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it's too late.

Only Angels Have Wings

1939 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth

DramaRomance

Rough and tough Geoff Carter (Cary Grant) runs a tiny airline that cannot afford to miss any flights, despite the dangers along many of the routes. When Bonnie Lee (Jean Arthur), a performer who is falling for him, sees that Geoff is preparing to fly in violent weather conditions, she takes measures to make him stay. She's successful in her attempt, and two of his employees are forced to make the flight for him -- but Bonnie may have been correct about the potential peril of that flight.

Other Boleyn Girl, The

2008 (UK)
115 minutes

Director: Justin Chadwick

Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana

BioDramaHistoryRomance

King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) lacks an heir. Seeing this as an opportunity for personal gain, the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) and Sir Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance) persuade Thomas' daughter Anne (Natalie Portman) to seduce the king. But Henry falls in love with Anne's sister, Mary (Scarlett Johansson), instead. When Mary becomes pregnant, she's confined to bed, with charged with Anne keeping the king from straying -- but the plan backfires when Anne seeks the king's affections for herself.

Paris 36

2008 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Christophe Barratier

Starring: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad

DramaMusicalRomance

Determined to silence a cabaret troupe that has radical political affiliations, landlord Galapiat (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu) evicts a Paris nightclub, the Chansonia, from his building and shutters its doors. Desperate to return to work, penniless stage manager Pigoil (Gérard Jugnot) discovers Douce (Nora Arnezeder), a young woman whose enchanting voice steels him in his determination to put on a new production -- a musical spectacular the likes of which Paris has never seen.

Philadelphia Story, The

1940 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: George Cukor

Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

ComedyRomance

This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.

Place in the Sun, A

1951 (USA)
122 minutes

Director: George Stevens

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters

DramaRomance

In this classic version of Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy," George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), the nephew of a wealthy industrialist, is excluded from high society and given a blue-collar job at his uncle's factory. While ascending the ranks of the company, George becomes romantically involved with co-worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters). However, when he is introduced to socialite Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor), he quickly falls for her, leading to a tragic love triangle.

Pride & Prejudice

2005 (FRANCE)
129 minutes

Director: Joe Wright

Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn

DramaRomance

In this adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) lives with her mother, father and sisters in the English countryside. As the eldest, she faces mounting pressure from her parents to marry. When the outspoken Elizabeth is introduced to the handsome and upper-class Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), sparks fly. Although there is obvious chemistry between the two, Darcy's overly reserved nature threatens the fledgling relationship.

Prima della Rivoluzione

1964 (ITALY)
115 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Allen Midgette

DramaRomance

A bourgeois Italian (Francesco Barilli) beds his aunt (Adriana Asti) and shuns the Communists in Parma.

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The

1969 (UK)
116 minutes

Director: Ronald Neame

Starring: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens

DramaRomance

Jean Brodie (Maggie Smith) is a free-spirited teacher at a Scottish girls' school during the 1930s. She encourages her young pupils to embrace romantic ideals, educating them about love and art rather than hard facts. However, her controversial teaching philosophy draws the ire of the school's headmistress, Miss Mackey (Celia Johnson), and, as Miss Brodie becomes entangled in a love triangle, her behavior towards her favorite students becomes increasingly manipulative.

Queen Christina

1933 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith

BioDramaHistoryRomance

The wise and peace-loving Queen Christina (Greta Garbo) has ruled Sweden since the age of 6, when her heroic father died in battle. Pressured to marry her cousin Karl Gustav (Reginald Owen) and produce an heir, the queen slips away incognito and ends up at a country inn, where she meets and falls in love with Antonio (John Gilbert), a Spanish envoy on his way to the palace. However, Count Magnus, himself in love with the queen, does not approve of her foreign lover.

Quiet Chaos

2008 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Antonello Grimaldi

Starring: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari

DramaRomance

Aging entertainment industry executive Pietro Paladini (Nanni Moretti) returns from a trip to the beach with his brother, Carlo (Alessandro Gassman), to find his wife dead. Stunned when his young daughter, Claudia (Blu Di Martino), implies that, had he been at home, her mother would have survived, Paladini renews his dedication to raising his daughter. But, when he begins neglecting his job in favor of daily residence on a park bench outside of Claudia's school, trouble follows.

Reality Bites

1994 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Ben Stiller

Starring: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo

ComedyDramaRomance

After college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they flounder in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has an endless string of one-night stands and awaits the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who's undergoing an existential crisis.

Red Shoes, The

1948 (UK)
134 minutes

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

DramaRomance

In this classic drama, Vicky Page (Moira Shearer) is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), urges her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring). Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Red Tent, The

2014 (USA)
176 minutes

Director: Roger Young

Starring: Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Will Tudor

DramaHistoryRomance

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah. This sweeping miniseries reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's tale begins with the story of her mothers: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the red tent, the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness; of her initiations into the religious and sexual practices of her tribe; of Jacob's courtship with his four wives; of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, and slaves; of love and death in the city of Shechem; of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt, and of course her rape and it's bloody consequences.

Remember Me

2010 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: Allen Coulter

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund

DramaRomance

Tyler (Robert Pattinson) has had a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) since a family tragedy. Rebellious and troubled, he thinks no one can understand his pain, then he meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin). Her warmth and spirit soon begin to heal him, and they fall in love. But just when Tyler begins to rediscover happiness and meaning in his life, emerging secrets threaten their romance.

Remember Me, My Love

2003 (ITALY)
125 minutes

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Morante, Nicoletta Romanoff

ComedyDramaRomance

The Ristuccias are a seemingly happy Italian family. However, when long-gestating aspirations and forgotten passions bubble to the surface, the family's domestic peace is threatened. The father, Carlo (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), is weary of his insurance job and longs to be a writer; his wife, Giulia (Laura Morante), is a literature professor but would rather be an actress. These innocent if secret desires take a turn for the worse when Carlo begins an affair with an old flame (Monica Bellucci).

Roman Holiday

1953 (USA)
118 minutes

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert

ComedyRomance

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get an exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Sense and Sensibility

1995 (USA)
136 minutes

Director: Ang Lee

Starring: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet

DramaRomance

When Elinor Dashwood's (Emma Thompson) father dies, her family's finances are crippled. After the Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor's sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) is torn between the handsome John Willoughby (Greg Wise) and the older Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman). Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant) are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change.

Shop around the Corner, The

1940 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan

ComedyDramaRomance

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other's pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters.

Show Boat

1936 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: James Whale

Starring: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

Based on Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway hit, this musical spans four decades in the lives of performers on a Mississippi river boat. Sheltered beauty Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne) takes over as the show's leading lady when mulatto Julie (Helen Morgan) and her white husband are forced out of town by a narrow-minded sheriff. Charismatic opportunist Gaylord Ravenal (Allan Jones) wins Magnolia's heart, but his gambling losses threaten to ruin their chances for a happy marriage.

Shrek 2

2004 (USA)
93 minutes

Director: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

ComedyFantasyRomance

After returning from their honeymoon and showing home movies to their friends, Shrek and Fiona learn that her parents have heard that she has married her true love and wish to invite him to their kingdom, called Far Far Away. The catch is: Fiona's parents are unaware of the curse that struck their daughter and have assumed she married Prince Charming, not a 700-pound ogre with horrible hygiene and a talking donkey pal.

Singles

1992 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick

ComedyDramaRomance

In Seattle during the era of grunge music, the lives and relationships of a group of young people, all living in the same apartment building, go through a period of flux. Among them are waitress and aspiring architect Janet (Bridget Fonda), who finds herself obsessed with bad boy musician Cliff (Matt Dillon); Linda (Kyra Sedgwick), an emotionally fragile environmentalist on the look-out for love; and Steve (Campbell Scott), a quintessential nice guy who studies traffic patterns.

Smiles of a Summer Night

1955 (SWEDEN)
109 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

ComedyRomance

Early in the 20th century, middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman (Gunnar Björnstrand) and his young wife, Anne (Ulla Jacobsson), have still not consummated their marriage, while Fredrik's son (Bjorn Bjelvenstam) finds himself increasingly attracted to his new stepmother. To make matters worse, Fredrik's old flame Desiree (Eva Dahlbeck) makes a public bet that she can seduce him at a romantic weekend retreat where four couples convene, swapping partners and pairing off in unexpected ways.

Some Like It Hot

1959 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

ComedyRomance

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.

South Pacific

1958 (USA)
157 minutes

Director: Joshua Logan

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr

MusicalRomanceWar

Nurse Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) of the U.S. Navy falls for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), but recoils upon discovering that he's fathered two mixed-race children. When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him -- and after she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, fears that Emile may not return alive.

Stealing Beauty

1996 (ITALY)
118 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi

DramaMysteryRomance

When she was 15, pretty but callow Lucy Harmon (Liv Tyler) visited the Tuscan town where her mother once enchanted the local male population. Four years later, in the wake of her mother's suicide, Lucy returns to the village. She plans to write some poetry, learn more about her family history and reunite with a boy she once kissed. Surveying an expansive field of suitors, Lucy finds herself taken with unattainable Alex (Jeremy Irons), as her journey imparts some unexpected lessons about love.

Stolen Kisses

1968 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig

ComedyDramaRomance

The third in a series of films featuring François Truffaut's alter-ego, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), the story resumes with Antoine being discharged from military service. His sweetheart Christine's (Claude Jade) father lands Antoine a job as a security guard, which he promptly loses. Stumbling into a position assisting a private detective, Antoine falls for his employers' seductive wife, Fabienne (Delphine Seyrig), and finds that he must choose between the older woman and Christine.

Strawberry and Chocolate

1993 (MEXICO)
108 minutes

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío

Starring: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra

ComedyDramaRomance

In 1979 Cuba, flamboyant gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David (Vladimir Cruz), an idealistic young communist and fails dismally. But David conspires to be "friends" with Diego so he can monitor the artist's subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro's Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. Can it last in such an oppressive environment?

Talk to Her

2002 (SPAIN)
112 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti

DramaMysteryRomance

Male nurse Benigno (Javier Cámara) becomes infatuated with a complete stranger when he watches dancer Alicia (Leonor Watling) practicing from the anonymity of his apartment. After being injured in a car accident, Alicia is brought to a nearby hospital, where Benigno serendipitously happens to be her caregiver. When wounded bullfighter Lydia (Rosario Flores) is brought into the same ward, her companion, writer Marco (Darío Grandinetti), begins to bond with Benigno.

Three Colors: Red

1994 (FRANCE)
99 minutes

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Starring: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder

DramaMysteryRomance

Part-time model Valentine (Irène Jacob) meets a retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first, the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog to the judge's house, she discovers him listening in on his neighbors' phone conversations. At first, Valentine is outraged, but her debates with the judge over his behavior soon leads them to form a strange bond.

Three to Tango

1999 (USA)
98 minutes

Director: Damon Santostefano

Starring: Neve Campbell, Matthew Perry, Dylan McDermott

ComedyRomance

Oscar (Matthew Perry) and Peter (Oliver Platt) land a career-making opportunity when a Chicago tycoon (Dylan McDermott) chooses them to compete for the design of a cultural center. The tycoon mistakenly believes that Oscar is gay and has him spy on his mistress Amy (Neve Campbell). Oscar goes along with it and ends up falling in love with Amy.

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

1989 (SPAIN)
101 minutes

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León

ComedyCrimeDramaRomance

Newly released from a mental institution, Ricky (Antonio Banderas) heads straight for a reunion with the love of his life, B-movie actress Marina (Victoria Abril). The trouble is, Marina doesn't remember him -- or the fling they had during her years as a junkie and porn star. Determined to make Marina love him, Ricky barges into her apartment and ties her up. With a captive audience, Ricky is sure it's only a matter of time before his beloved returns his affections.

To Catch a Thief

1955 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis

MysteryRomanceThriller

Notorious cat burglar John Robie (Cary Grant) has long since retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels currently in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie (Grace Kelly). When her jewels are stolen, Francie suspects John, destroying their tentative romance. John goes on the lam to catch the thief and clear his own name.

To Have and Have Not

1944 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan

ComedyRomanceThrillerWar

In Vichy France, fishing boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart) avoids getting involved in politics, refusing to smuggle French Resistance fighters into Martinique. But when a Resistance client is shot before he can pay, Harry agrees to help hotel owner Gerard (Marcel Dalio) smuggle two fighters to the island. Harry is further swayed by Slim (Lauren Bacall), a wandering American girl, and when the police take his friend Eddie (Walter Brennan) hostage, he is forced to fight for the Resistance.

Troy

2004 (USA)
163 minutes

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

DramaHistoryRomance

Based on Homer's "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. While visiting Spartan King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) falls for Menelaus' wife, Helen (Diane Kruger), and takes her back to Troy. Menelaus' brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), having already defeated every army in Greece, uses his brother's fury as a pretext to declare war against Troy, the last kingdom preventing his control over the Aegean Sea.

Tutta La Vita Davanti

2008 (ITALY)
117 minutes

Director: Paolo Virzì

Starring: Isabella Ragonese, Massimo Ghini, Valerio Mastandrea

ComedyDramaRomance

"Your Whole Life Ahead of You" is an Italian movie about a brilliant recent graduate struggling to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them. A bittersweet picture of modern society narrated through the eyes of a funny young philosopher.

Twentieth Century

1934 (USA)
91 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly

ComedyRomance

When down-on-his-luck Broadway impresario Oscar Jaffe (John Barrymore) meets his discovery and former flame, Lily Garland (Carole Lombard), on the glamorous 20th Century Limited train between Chicago and New York, he uses every scheme at his disposal to win the movie star back both professionally and romantically. However, Lily, along with her new beau, George (Ralph Forbes), and Jaffe's rival producer, Max Jacobs (Charles Levison), who hired Lily to star in his latest play, have other plans.

Two for the Road

1967 (UK)
111 minutes

Director: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron

ComedyDramaRomance

Architect Mark Wallace (Albert Finney) and his wife, Joanna (Audrey Hepburn), travel to France to meet with an affluent client (Claude Dauphin). While there, they reflect on their first decade of marriage -- memories of when they first met, of courtship and of road trips through the French countryside. As flirtation and playful quarreling turn to boredom with the banality of married life, the Wallaces struggle to rekindle their passion, while mutual infidelity threatens to tear them apart.

Under the Roofs of Paris

1930 (FRANCE)
96 minutes

Director: René Clair

Starring: Albert Préjean, Pola Illéry, Edmond T. Gréville

ComedyDramaMusicalRomance

In the tenement slums of Paris between the world wars, impoverished street singer Albert (Albert Préjean) yearns for beautiful Romanian immigrant Pola (Pola Illery). Pola's boyfriend, local hoodlum Fred (Gaston Modot), grows jealous of Albert's constant attention to his woman and frames the hapless musician for one of his own petty crimes. But while Albert is in prison for Fred's misdeed, Pola ends up falling for Albert's faithful best friend, Louis (Edmond T. Gréville).

Under the Tuscan Sun

2003 (USA)
113 minutes

Director: Audrey Wells

Starring: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh

ComedyDramaRomance

When Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) learns her husband is cheating on her from a writer whom she gave a bad review, her life is turned upside down. In an attempt to bring her out of a deep depression, her best friend, Patti (Sandra Oh), encourages Frances to take a tour of Italy. During the trip, the new divorcée impulsively decides to purchase a rural Tuscan villa and struggles to start her life anew amid colorful local characters, including the handsome Marcello (Raoul Bova).

Variety Lights

1950 (ITALY)
97 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada

Starring: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina

DramaRomance

In Italy, Checco Dal Monte (Peppino De Filippo) manages a troupe of traveling performers with plenty of heart but minimal talent. At a small town engagement, he encounters the starry-eyed, gorgeous Lily Antonelli (Carla Del Poggio), and hires her as a dancer on the show. Vivacious Lily quickly sells out crowds and earns the resentment of Checco's mistress, Melina Amour (Giulietta Masina), but the fledgling performer has far bigger ambitions and soon sets her sights on a higher-profile role.

Vicky Christina Barcelona

2008 (SPAIN)
96 minutes

Director: Woody Allen

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem

DramaRomance

Americans Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) arrive in Spain for a summer vacation at a friend's (Patricia Clarkson) Barcelona home. Visiting an art gallery, they meet seductive painter Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), who invites them for a weekend of food, art and sex. Sparks really ignite when his fiery former lover (Penélope Cruz) arrives on the scene, making for a very crowded house.

Vincere

2009 (ITALY)
128 minutes

Director: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi

BioDramaRomance

Inspired by the life of Benito Mussolini's first wife, Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), the film tells the story of tragic love amidst the tides of war. Ida, taken by the young and unemployed Benito (Filippo Timi), marries him and soon has his child. The two are separated at the outbreak of World War I, and Benito remarries. When Ida finds out, she tries to assert her place in his life, but the fascists are less than willing to tarnish the image of the man who is now a dictator.

West Side Story

1961 (USA)
153 minutes

Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Starring: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer

CrimeDramaMusicalRomance

A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival's sister.

Wild Strawberries

1957 (SWEDEN)
91 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

DramaRomance

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara (Bibi Andersson), a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love.

Wimbledon

2004 (UK)
98 minutes

Director: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau

ComedyRomance

Frustrated at his own failures and disillusioned with professional sports, tennis player Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) resolves to retire from competition and become an instructor at an exclusive private club. But when Colt receives a surprise wild-card berth in Wimbledon, he can't help but enter the tournament. Soon, Colt meets Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), a beautiful American tennis player with an upcoming match of her own, and finds the inspiration he hopes will turn his luck around.

Woman on Top

2000 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Fina Torres

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau

ComedyFantasyRomance

Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, "Woman on Top" is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When she decides to break free from her rocky marriage and the stifling kitchen of her husband's restaurant in Brazil, she spirits off to San Francisco in pursuit of her dreams of a real culinary career.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

1963 (ITALY)
119 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè

ComedyRomance

Director Vittorio De Sica created this trilogy of romantic comedies set in different parts of Italy, with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni starring in each story. In Naples, poor Adelina supports her husband by selling black market cigarettes. In Milan, wealthy Anna is having an affair with poor Renzo, whose infatuation is tested by a near-tragedy. In Rome, prostitute Mara seeks the help of her client Augusto to spurn the advances of her neighbor's infatuated grandson (Giovanni Ridolfi).

Young Victoria, The

2009 (UK)
100 minutes

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany

BioDramaHistoryRomance

As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria (Emily Blunt) gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother (Miranda Richardson) wants her to sign a regency order, while her Belgian uncle schemes to arrange a marriage between the future monarch and Prince Albert (Rupert Friend), the man who will become the love of her life.

Thrill

15 Minutes

2001 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: John Herzfeld

Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns

DramaThriller

15 Minutes is a 2001 American crime action thriller directed by John Herzfeld and starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns. Its story revolves around a homicide detective (De Niro) and a fire marshal (Burns) who join forces to apprehend a pair of Eastern European murderers (Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov) videotaping their crimes in order to become rich and famous. The title is a reference to the Andy Warhol quotation, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Both Burns and De Niro are great.

39 Steps, The

1935 (UK)
86 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim

MysteryThriller

While on vacation in London, Canadian Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) becomes embroiled in an international spy ring related to the mysterious "39 steps." Then he meets agent Annabella Smith (Lucie Mannheim), who is soon killed in his apartment. He must elude the police, who are hunting him for murder, while he tries to stop Professor Jordan (Godfrey Tearle) from sending secrets out of the country. Hannay is assisted by Pamela (Madeleine Carroll), an unwilling accomplice who discovers the truth.

Absolute Power

1997 (USA)
minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

Thriller

Absolute Power is a 1997 American political thriller film produced by, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood as a master jewel thief who witnesses the killing of a woman by Secret Service agents. This is one of Clint's best films. All the other actors are perfect and Gene Hackman is brilliant as always.

American Gigolo

1980 (USA)
minutes

Director: Paul Schrader

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton

Thriller

American Gigolo is a 1980 American crime drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader, and starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton. It tells the story about a high-priced male escort in Los Angeles who becomes romantically involved with a prominent politician's wife while simultaneously becoming the prime suspect in a murder case. American Gigolo Review

Arbitrage

2012 (USA)
minutes

Director: Nicholas Jarecki

Starring: Richard Gere

DramaThriller

Big Sleep, The

1946 (USA)
116 minutes

Director: Howard Hawke

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

CrimeThriller

Changing Lanes

2002 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Roger Mitchell

Starring: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson

DramaThriller

Charade

1963 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Stanley Donen

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

MysteryThriller

Conformista, Il

1970 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli

DramaForeignItalianThriller

Coogan’s Bluff

1968 (USA)
95 minutes

Director: Donald Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb

DramaThriller

Dangerous Method, A

2011 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: David Cronenberg

Starring: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender

DramaThriller

Dark Passage

1947 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Delmer Daves

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

DramaThriller

Date Night

2010 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Shawn Levy

Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey

ActionThriller

Devil’s Advocate, The

1997 (USA)
146 minutes

Director: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino

MysteryThriller

Dial M for Murder

1954 (USA)
105 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly

CrimeThriller

Dirty Harry

1971 (USA)
103 minutes

Director: Don Siegel, Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Hal Holbrook

ActionThriller

Elevator to the Gallows

1958 (FRANCE)
92 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet

CrimeForeignFrenchThriller

Enforcer, The

1976 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino

CrimeThriller

Excellent Cadavers

1999 (ITALY)
86 minutes

Director: Ricky Tognazzi

Starring: Chazz Palminteri, F. Murray Abraham

DramaThriller

Firefox

1982 (USA)
136 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, Warren Clarke

ActionThriller

Garbo, The Spy

2012 (USA)
87 minutes

Director: Edmon Roch

Starring: Nigel West, Mark Seaman, Xavier Vinader

HistoryThriller

Gauntlet, The

1977 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

CrimeThriller

Interpreter, The

2005 (USA)
108 minutes

Director: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn

CrimeMysteryThriller

Key Largo

1948 (USA)
101 minutes

Director: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall

ActionCrimeDramaThriller

This classic film noir by John Huston stars Humphrey Bogart as World War II vet Frank McCloud. Visiting Key Largo to pay his respects to the family of his late war buddy, McCloud attempts to comfort his comrade's widow, Nora (Lauren Bacall), and father, James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), who operate a hotel. But McCloud realizes that mobsters, led by the infamous Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), are staying in the hotel. When the criminals take over the establishment, conflict is inevitable.

Killers, The

1964 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Don Siegel

Starring: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

Two hitmen kill an ex-getaway driver, then hunt for the money he purportedly stole in a previous robbery. They probe their victim's past, seeking clues on the robbery that should have made them rich.

La Scorta

1993 (ITALY)
95 minutes

Director: Ricky Tognazzi

Starring: Carlo Cecchi, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Amendola

ActionCrimeDramaThriller

A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

Lady From Shanghai, The

1947 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Orson Welles

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

A seaman becomes involved in a complex murder plot when he is hired to work on a yacht. He soon finds himself implicated in the murder, despite his innocence. The film is best remembered for its climax "hall of mirrors" scene with a shoot-out amidst shards of shattering glass.

Lady Vanishes, The

1938 (UK)
96 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

MysteryThriller

On a train headed for England a group of travelers is delayed by an avalanche. Holed up in a hotel in a fictional European country, young Iris (Margaret Lockwood) befriends elderly Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty). When the train resumes, Iris suffers a bout of unconsciousness and wakes to find the old woman has disappeared. The other passengers ominously deny Miss Froy ever existed, so Iris begins to investigate with another traveler (Michael Redgrave) and, as the pair sleuth, romantic sparks fly.

Lives of Others, The

2006 (GERMANY)
137 minutes

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch

DramaThriller

In 1983 East Berlin, dedicated Stasi officer Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), doubting that a famous playwright (Sebastian Koch) is loyal to the Communist Party, receives approval to spy on the man and his actress-lover Christa-Maria (Martina Gedeck). Wiesler becomes unexpectedly sympathetic to the couple, then faces conflicting loyalties when his superior takes a liking to Christa-Maria and orders Wiesler to get the playwright out of the way.

M

1931 (GERMANY)
110 minutes

Director: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut

CrimeMysteryThriller

In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.

Magnum Force

1973 (USA)
124 minutes

Director: Ted Post

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan

ActionCrimeMysteryThriller

Rogue San Francisco cop "Dirty Harry" Callahan (Clint Eastwood) doesn't believe in blind obedience to the rules, but when a vigilante group starts executing criminals who have escaped punishment on technicalities, that's going too far. Against the orders of his commanding officer, Lt. Briggs (Hal Holbrook), Callahan begins investigating his hunch that another policeman is behind the killings -- with his primary suspect being his tightly wound ex-partner, Charlie McCoy (Mitchell Ryan).

Mean Streets

1973 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval

CrimeDramaThriller

A slice of street life in Little Italy among lower echelon Mafiosos, unbalanced punks, and petty criminals. A small-time hood gets in over his head with a vicious loan shark. In an attempt to free himself from the dangers of his debt, he gets help from a friend who is also involved in criminal activities.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

1997 (USA)
155 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

In this adaptation of John Berendt's book, a young journalist, John Kelso (John Cusack), travels to Savannah, Ga., to cover the city's Christmas celebration amid a backdrop of eccentric characters. He becomes intrigued by a sultry singer, Mandy (Alison Eastwood), and engrossed by a murder trial. Wealthy society figure Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) is accused of shooting his male lover, and the question is whether it was in self-defense as he claims.

Mystic River

2003 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

When the daughter (Emmy Rossum) of ex-con Jimmy Marcus (Sean Penn) is murdered, two of his childhood friends from the neighborhood are involved. Dave (Tim Robbins), a blue-collar worker, was the last person to see her alive, while Sean (Kevin Bacon), a homicide detective, is heading up the case. As Sean proceeds with his investigation, Jimmy conducts one of his own through neighborhood contacts. Eventually, Jimmy suspects Dave is the culprit and considers taking the law into his own hands.

Nada

1974 (FRANCE)
110 minutes

Director: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Fabio Testi, Maurice Garrel, Lou Castel

Thriller

A ruthless policeman (Maurice Garrel) hunts terrorist kidnappers of the U.S. ambassador in Paris.

Naked City, The

1948 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

After a former model is drowned in her bathtub, Detective James Halloran (Don Taylor) and Lieutenant Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) attempt to piece together her murder. A friend of the victim mentions "Mr. Henderson," and the police also find the actions of Frank Niles (Howard Duff) peculiar. As Muldoon and Halloran start to fill in the details of the victim's past, they find that she had a lively social life, filled with many suitors, and the mystery becomes even more complex.

Night and the City

1950 (UK)
101 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers

CrimeMysteryThriller

Londoner Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) is a second-rate con man looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry's schemes, his girlfriend, Mary (Gene Tierney), becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan. His latest ploy, promoting an aging Greek wrestler, goes awry when the wrestler dies and everyone points the finger at Harry. Hiding out in a riverfront barge, Harry sees his grand ambitions spiral into a nightmare of fear and desperation as the underworld closes in.

North By Northwest

1959 (USA)
136 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

MysteryThriller

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm's henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.

Notes on a Scandal

2006 (UK)
92 minutes

Director: Richard Eyre

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson

ComedyDramaRomanceThriller

Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), a veteran teacher at St. George's, senses a kindred spirit in Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), the school's new art teacher. The younger woman's charisma intensely draws in the older, and the two become friends. Then Barbara learns of Sheba's affair with a teenage student and becomes the keeper of the explosive secret.

Notorious

1946 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains

DramaRomanceThriller

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

Panic in the Streets

1950 (USA)
96 minutes

Director: Elia Kazan

Starring: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes

CrimeDramaThriller

After Dr. Clint Reed (Richard Widmark) is called in to supervise an autopsy of an unknown man, he discovers that the John Doe died of pneumonic plague. Revealing his discovery to the mayor and city officials, Reed is informed that he has 48 hours before the public will be told about a potential outbreak. Joined by Captain Tom Warren (Paul Douglas) and his wife, Nancy (Barbara Bel Geddes), Reed must race against time to find out where the unknown man came from.

Perfect Murder, A

1998 (USA)
107 minutes

Director: Andrew Davis

Starring: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen

CrimeDramaThriller

Wall Street baron Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas) discovers that his pretty young wife, Emily (Gwyneth Paltrow), is cheating on him. But what concerns him more than her infidelity is the hope of profiting from her untimely death. Emily has millions, and Steve's own financial empire is collapsing before his eyes. He hires her lover, David (Viggo Mortensen), to murder her. The plan -- to stage a break-in that will look like a random murder -- turns out to be far from perfect.

Perfect World, A

1993 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern

CrimeDramaThriller

Butch (Kevin Costner), an escaped state prisoner from a Texas jail, kidnaps Philip (T.J. Lowther), a young, impressionable boy. As they embark on a trip across the American Southwest together, a surprising bond grows between the convict and his captive, even as law enforcement forces slowly catch up with them. An honorable Texas Ranger, Red Garnett (Clint Eastwood), understands Butch has a heart of gold, but must pursue him anyway out of duty to the law and a desire to protect the child.

Persona

1966 (SWEDEN)
83 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook

DramaThriller

Famed stage stress Elisabeth Vogler (Liv Ullmann) suffers a moment of blankness during a performance and the next day lapses into total silence. Advised by her doctor to take time off to recover from what appears to be an emotional breakdown, Elisabeth goes to a beach house on the Baltic Sea with only Anna (Bibi Andersson), a nurse, as company. Over the next several weeks, as Anna struggles to reach her mute patient, the two women find themselves experiencing a strange emotional convergence.

Rear Window

1954 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

MysteryThriller

A newspaper photographer with a broken leg passes time recuperating by observing his neighbors through his window. He sees what he believes to be a murder, and decides to solve the crime himself. With the help of his nurse and girlfriend, he tries to catch the murderer without being killed himself.

Rififi

1955 (FRANCE)
118 minutes

Director: Jules Dassin

Starring: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel

CrimeThriller

Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony (Jean Servais) turns down a quick job his friend Jo (Carl Mohner) offers him until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado (Marie Sabouret) has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter (Marcel Lupovici) during Tony's absence. Expanding a minor smash-and-grab into a full-scale jewel heist, Tony and his crew appear to get away clean, but their actions after the job is completed threaten the lives of everyone involved.

Rome, Open City

1945 (ITALY)
103 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero

DramaThrillerWar

Resistance leader Luigi Ferrari is pursued by Major Fritz Bergmann, a German intelligence officer who wants the name of others in the underground movement. Ferrari enlists the help of sympathetic priest Don Pietro Pellegrini to pass on funds to the fighters in case he is captured, but is accidentally betrayed by a former lover.

Rookie, The

1990 (USA)
120 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia

ActionComedyCrimeDramaThriller

Police Det. Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) isn't so happy when he gets paired with young rookie David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen). Ackerman should have cause for concern too: Most of Pulovski's partners have ended up in body bags. But they'll have to get along if they want to take down the car-theft ring whose leaders (Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) are responsible for the death of the veteran's last partner. Does it matter that Pulovski's been pulled off the case? Not a bit.

Shoot the Piano Player

1960 (FRANCE)
92 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger

CrimeDramaThriller

Charlie (Charles Aznavour) is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie's brothers, Richard (Jean-Jacques Aslanian) and Chico (Albert Remy), surface and ask for Charlie's help while on the run from gangsters they have scammed, he aids their escape. Soon Charlie and Lena (Marie Dubois), a waitress at the same bar, face trouble when the gangsters (Claude Mansard, Daniel Boulanger) arrive, looking for his brothers.

Space Cowboys

2000 (USA)
130 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland

ActionThriller

Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner star as a group of pilots whose time has come to serve their country and fulfill their dream of going to space. In 1958, the members of Team Daedalus, a group of top Air Force test pilots, were ready to serve their country as the first Americans in space. When NASA replaced the Air Force for outer atmospheric testing, they were pushed aside for a chimpanzee. The team retired, but the dream of going into space never died.

Sudden Impact

1983 (USA)
117 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

ActionCrimeThriller

Jennifer Spencer (Sondra Locke) was gang raped, but the crime went unpunished. Now she demands revenge, killing off the men that attacked her years before. The murders attract the attention of Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood), who is on a forced vacation due to his violent approach to police work. The case gets complicated when Harry develops a relationship with Jennifer, and it's up to Harry to make the right decision when Jennifer's life is threatened for a second time.

Suspect

1987 (USA)
121 minutes

Director: Peter Yates

Starring: Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson

CrimeDramaThriller

Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a deaf, mute and homeless war veteran, is arrested for the murder of a prominent judge's secretary. But Kathleen Riley (Cher), Anderson's lawyer, believes her client is innocent. She sets out to track down the real killer, and, as the trial proceeds, makes an unlikely ally in Eddie Sanger (Dennis Quaid), a jury member. When they aren't in court, the two investigate the case and manage to uncover a massive conspiracy.

Suspicion

1941 (USA)
99 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke

MysteryThriller

Charming scoundrel Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) woos wealthy but plain Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine), who runs away with him despite the warnings of her disapproving father (Cedric Hardwicke). After their marriage, Johnnie's risky financial ventures cause Lina to suspect he's becoming involved in unscrupulous dealings. When his dear friend and business partner, Beaky (Nigel Bruce), dies under suspicious circumstances on a business trip, she fears her husband might kill her for her inheritance.

Third Man, The

1949 (UK)
104 minutes

Director: Carol Reed

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli

MysteryThriller

Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, "The Third Man" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).

Tightrope

1984 (USA)
114 minutes

Director: Richard Tuggle

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya

CrimeMysteryThriller

A New Orleans detective is forced to confront the dark side of his own personality when hunting down a vicious sex killer operating in the French Quarter. The Jekyll-and-Hyde cop's inner conflict only intensifies when he falls for the psychologist assigned to the case.

Time to Kill, A

1996 (USA)
149 minutes

Director: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson

CrimeDramaThriller

Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) is a heartbroken black father who avenges his daughter's brutal rape by shooting the bigoted men responsible for the crime as they are on their way to trial. He turns to Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), an untested lawyer, to defend him. Brigance struggles to believe that he can get Hailey acquitted in this small, segregated Southern town, given Hailey's race and the deliberate nature of his crimes, but Carl has unshakable faith in him.

To Catch a Thief

1955 (USA)
106 minutes

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis

MysteryRomanceThriller

Notorious cat burglar John Robie (Cary Grant) has long since retired to tend vineyards on the French Riviera. When a series of robberies is committed in his style, John must clear his name. Armed with a list of people who own the most expensive jewels currently in the area, John begins following the first owner, young Francie (Grace Kelly). When her jewels are stolen, Francie suspects John, destroying their tentative romance. John goes on the lam to catch the thief and clear his own name.

To Have and Have Not

1944 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan

ComedyRomanceThrillerWar

In Vichy France, fishing boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart) avoids getting involved in politics, refusing to smuggle French Resistance fighters into Martinique. But when a Resistance client is shot before he can pay, Harry agrees to help hotel owner Gerard (Marcel Dalio) smuggle two fighters to the island. Harry is further swayed by Slim (Lauren Bacall), a wandering American girl, and when the police take his friend Eddie (Walter Brennan) hostage, he is forced to fight for the Resistance.

True Crime

1999 (USA)
127 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

Journalist Steve Everett (Clint Eastwood) has been sober two months, but things are still going badly. Steve's marriage to Barbara (Diane Venora) is barely holding together, and his editor (Denis Leary) hates him since Steve has been having an affair with his wife. A chance assignment finds Everett interviewing death row inmate Frank Beachum (Isaiah Washington). When Everett uncovers evidence indicating Beachum may be innocent, he must race against time to uncover the truth.

United 93

2006 (USA)
111 minutes

Director: Paul Greengrass

Starring: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas

DramaHistoryThriller

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists seize control of United Airlines Flight 93 and three other planes. As the realization of the imminent horror dawns on passengers, crew and loved ones on the ground, the courageous acts by those held hostage in the air count down in actual time.

Wild Things

1998 (USA)
108 minutes

Director: John McNaughton

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon

CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

When teen debutante Kelly (Denise Richards) fails to attract the attention of her hunky guidance counselor, Sam (Matt Dillon), she cries rape, igniting a scandal that results in his arrest. Sam appeals to Ken (Bill Murray), a hack personal-injury lawyer who has never handled a case that couldn't be helped by a prop neck brace. Soon, a second victim, Suzie (Neve Campbell), comes forward, and Detective Duquette (Kevin Bacon) discovers that the unfolding case is far from what it seems.

War

Generale della Rovere, Il

1959 (ITALY)
138 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Hannes Messemer, Baronessa Barzani, Vittorio Caprioli

DramaForeignItalianWar

Kelly’s Heroes

1970 (USA)
149 minutes

Director: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles

ActionComedyWar

In the midst of World War II, an array of colorful American soldiers gets inside information from a drunk German officer about millions of dollars worth of gold hidden on enemy soil. Kelly (Clint Eastwood), a private with the platoon, devises a plan to sneak past the German officers to steal the loot for his crew. They recruit more men and set their plan into action. Despite several casualties, the men are determined to press forward, even if it means striking a deal with the opposing army.

Last Legion, The

2007 (UK)
101 minutes

Director: Doug Lefler

Starring: Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

ActionWar

The Roman Empire is under threat. On the eve of the coronation of 12-year-old Romulus Augustus, barbarian general Odoacer arrives in Rome to make demands in exchange for his years supporting the Roman legions in the east, but when he is refused, the barbarian army storms the city. Faced with treason Romulus and his allies must set off in search of the one legion in the Empire that is still loyal to him.

Lawrence of Arabia

1962 (UK)
216 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

BioDramaHistoryWar

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Letters from Iwo Jima

2006 (USA)
141 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara

DramaHistoryWar

Long-buried missives from the island reveal the stories of the Japanese troops who fought and died there during World War II. Among them are Saigo (Kazunari Ninomiya), a baker; Baron Nishi (Tsuyoshi Ihara), an Olympic champion; and Shimizu (Ryô Kase), an idealistic soldier. Though Lt. Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) knows he and his men have virtually no chance of survival, he uses his extraordinary military skills to hold off American troops as long as possible.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

1955 (USA)
102 minutes

Director: Henry King, Otto Lang

Starring: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher

BioDramaRomanceWar

In Hong Kong in 1949, Mark Elliott (William Holden) is an American reporter covering the Chinese civil war. Undergoing a trial separation from his wife, he meets the beautiful Dr. Han Suyin (Jennifer Jones), a widowed physician from mainland China. As the pair fall in love, they encounter disapproval from both her family and his friends about their interracial romance. Although the film was a commercial success upon release, the casting of Jones in an Asian role has since been criticized.

Malèna

2000 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico

ComedyDramaRomanceWar

In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever... Malena, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life's lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined.

Master and Commander

2003 (USA)
138 minutes

Director: Peter Weir

Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd

ActionDramaHistoryWar

In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

Night of the Shooting Stars, The

1982 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Starring: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli

DramaRomanceWar

During World War II, an Italian village finds itself caught in the bloody struggle between retreating Nazi forces, stubborn fascists, local partisans and the incoming U.S. forces. A group of villagers, including love-struck Galvano (Omero Antonutti) and his dream girl, Concetta (Margarita Lozano), opt to leave their village and search for American troops. The story, set in part during a Tuscan celebration, is told from the point of view of 6-year-old Cecilia (Micol Guidelli).

Patton

1970 (USA)
172 minutes

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

BioDramaWar

Biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning with his entry into the North African campaign and ending with his removal from command after his outspoken criticism of US post-war military strategy.

Pianist, The

2002 (FRANCE)
150 minutes

Director: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

BioDramaWar

In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.

Richard III

1955 (UK)
161 minutes

Director: Laurence Olivier

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen

BioDramaHistoryWar

Having helped his brother King Edward IV (Cedric Hardwicke) take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York (Laurence Olivier), plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne (Claire Bloom), and his brother George, Duke of Clarence (John Gielgud), Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.

Richard III

1995 (UK)
110 minutes

Director: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Christopher Bowen

DramaWar

A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III (Ian McKellen) descend into madness. Though the setting is transposed to the 1930s, England is torn by civil war, split between the rivaling houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must first remove the obstacles to his ascension -- among them his brother, his nephews and his brother's wife (Annette Bening). When the Duke of Buckingham (Jim Broadbent) deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.

Rome, Open City

1945 (ITALY)
103 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero

DramaThrillerWar

Resistance leader Luigi Ferrari is pursued by Major Fritz Bergmann, a German intelligence officer who wants the name of others in the underground movement. Ferrari enlists the help of sympathetic priest Don Pietro Pellegrini to pass on funds to the fighters in case he is captured, but is accidentally betrayed by a former lover.

Separate Peace, A

2004 (USA)
92 minutes

Director: Peter Yates

Starring: J Barton, Toby Moore, Jacob Pitts

DramaWar

An intellectual student (J Barton) and a star athlete (Toby Moore) develop a complex friendship at a prep school during World War II.

South Pacific

1958 (USA)
157 minutes

Director: Joshua Logan

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr

MusicalRomanceWar

Nurse Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) of the U.S. Navy falls for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), but recoils upon discovering that he's fathered two mixed-race children. When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him -- and after she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, fears that Emile may not return alive.

Spartacus

1960 (USA)
197 minutes

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

BioDramaHistoryWar

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Sunflower

1970 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Lyudmila Saveleva

DramaWar

An Italian bride (Sophia Loren) finds her long-lost soldier husband (Marcello Mastroianni) living in Moscow with amnesia and a wife (Lyudmila Saveleva) and daughter.

Thin Red Line, The

1998 (USA)
170 minutes

Director: Terrence Malick

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

DramaWar

In 1942, Private Witt (Jim Caviezel) is a U.S. Army absconder living peacefully with the locals of a small South Pacific island. Discovered by his commanding officer, Sgt. Welsh (Sean Penn), Witt is forced to resume his active duty training for the Battle of Guadalcanal. As Witt and his unit land on the island, and the American troops mount an assault on entrenched Japanese positions, the story explores their various fates and attitudes towards life-or-death situations.

To Have and Have Not

1944 (USA)
100 minutes

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan

ComedyRomanceThrillerWar

In Vichy France, fishing boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart) avoids getting involved in politics, refusing to smuggle French Resistance fighters into Martinique. But when a Resistance client is shot before he can pay, Harry agrees to help hotel owner Gerard (Marcel Dalio) smuggle two fighters to the island. Harry is further swayed by Slim (Lauren Bacall), a wandering American girl, and when the police take his friend Eddie (Walter Brennan) hostage, he is forced to fight for the Resistance.

To Kill a King

2003 (UK)
102 minutes

Director: Mike Barker

Starring: Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Olivia Williams

BioDramaHistoryWar

As the English Civil War ends during the mid 17th century, Oliver Cromwell (Tim Roth) begins seizing power along with his leader, Gen. Thomas Fairfax (Dougray Scott). The dethroned British king, Charles I (Rupert Everett), is held captive while Cromwell, Fairfax and their allies decide his fate. Although Charles attempts to win Fairfax's wife, Lady Anne (Olivia Williams), over to his side, and the ruler still has many loyalists, Cromwell is determined to see the king go to trial.

Where Eagles Dare

1968 (UK)
158 minutes

Director: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure

ActionWar

A crack team of Allied soldiers stages a daring rescue during World War II. A U.S. general is being held captive in an imposing castle fort, high in the Bavarian Alps. The audacious plan calls for Lt. Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), Maj. Smith (Richard Burton) and other operatives to parachute down wearing Nazi disguises. They'll penetrate the mountain outpost while undercover operatives assist them from within. But their mission changes when they discover that there's a traitor in their midst.

West

Hud

1963 (USA)
112 minutes

Director: Martin Ritt

Starring: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal

DramaWestern

Oklahoma

1955 (USA)
145 minutes

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson

ComedyDramaMusicalRomanceWestern

There's a box social coming up, and Curly (Gordon MacRae) asks Laurey (Shirley Jones) if she'll be his date. Trouble is, Laurey thinks he's waited too long, and in a fit of pique accepts an offer from the boorish Jud (Rod Steiger) instead. Meanwhile, Laurey's friend Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) is also torn between two men: a cowboy named Will (Gene Nelson) and a foreign peddler, Ali Hakim (Eddie Albert). Both women struggle to know their own hearts before it's too late.

Outlaw Josey Wales, The

1976 (USA)
135 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George

Western

Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) watches helplessly as his wife and child are murdered, by Union men led by Capt. Terrill (Bill McKinney). Seeking revenge, Wales joins the Confederate Army. He refuses to surrender when the war ends, but his fellow soldiers go to hand over their weapons -- and are massacred by Terrill. Wales guns down some of Terrill's men and flees to Texas, where he tries to make a new life for himself, but the bounty on his head endangers him and his new surrogate family.

Pale Rider

1985 (USA)
115 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress

Western

When property owner Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart) starts using a band of hooligans to terrorize a group of small-town gold miners into giving up their territory, an enigmatic man named "Preacher" (Clint Eastwood) arrives in town. Preacher fends off the attacks, and then goes directly to LaHood to negotiate. When the miners, led by Hull Barret (Michael Moriarty), refuse the terms, LaHood sends in Marshall Stockburn (John Russell) to take down Preacher and the others.

Unforgiven

1992 (USA)
130 minutes

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

DramaWestern

When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), who doesn't allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny (Clint Eastwood), the other by the florid English Bob (Richard Harris), come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff.

ESP

Bitter Sugar

1996 (SPAIN)
105 minutes

Director: Leon Ichaso

Starring: René Lavan, Mayte Vilán

ForeignSpanish

Guantanamera

1995 (SPAIN)
105 minutes

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Starring: Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra

DramaForeignRomanceSpanish

FR

400 Blows, The

1959 (FRANCE)
99 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud

BioDramaForeignFrench

The 400 Blows (French: Les Quatre Cents Coups) is a 1959 French film which is the debut of director François Truffaut. It stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character.

Amelie

2001 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou

ComedyForeignFrenchRomance

Amelie presents a depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. The film took in over $33 million in a limited theatrical release and is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States, and one of the biggest international successes for a French movie. IN FRENCH.

Artemesia

1997 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Agnes Merlet

Starring: Valentia Servi, Michel Serrault

DramaForeignFrenchRomance

Avenue Montaigne

2006 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Daniele Thompson

Starring: Cécile De France

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Bed and Board

1970 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud

ForeignFrench

Bon Voyage

2003 (FRANCE)
115 minutes

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu

DramaForeignFrenchMystery

Breathless

1960 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Jean Luc-Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

CrimeDramaForeignFrench

Casque D’or

1952 (FRANCE)
96 minutes

Director: Jacques Becker

Starring: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani

CrimeDramaForeignFrench

Children of Paradise

1945 (FRANCE)
190 minutes

Director: Marcel Carne

Starring: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault

DramaForeignFrench

Class, The

2008 (FRANCE)
130 minutes

Director: Laurent Cantet

Starring: Francois Begaudeau

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Delicatessen

1991 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon

CrimeFantasyForeignFrench

Diabolique

1955 (FRANCE)
117 minutes

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot

DramaForeignFrenchMystery

Dinner Game, The

1998 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Francis Veber

Starring: Daniel Prevost

ComedyForeignFrench

Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The

1972 (FRANCE)
105 minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Jean-Pierre Cassel

DramaFantasyForeignFrench

Elevator to the Gallows

1958 (FRANCE)
92 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet

CrimeForeignFrenchThriller

Girl From Paris, The

2001 (FRANCE)
103 minutes

Director: Christian Carion

Starring: Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Grand Illusion, The

1937 (FRANCE)
117 minutes

Director: Jean Renoir

Starring: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo

DramaForeignFrench

IT

8-1/2

1963 (ITALY)
138 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée

DramaFantasyForeignItalian

8 1⁄2 is a 1963 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director who suffers from stifled creativity as he attempts to direct an epic science fiction film. Shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo, the film features a soundtrack by Nino Rota with costume and set designs by Piero Gherardi. Its title refers to its being Fellini's eighth and a half film as a director. His previous directorial work consisted of six features, two short segments, and a collaboration with another director, Alberto Lattuada, treated as a "half" film. 8 1⁄2 won the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design (black-and-white). Acknowledged as an avant-garde film and a highly influential classic, it was among the top 10 on BFI The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, ranked third in a 2002 poll of film directors conducted by the British Film Institute It is now considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. (Wikipedia. Our copy is a Criterion edition, thus the best DVD rendition of this film that you can find.

Amarcord

1973 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Federico Felini

Starring: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Amarcord is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, a semi-autobiographical tale about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in the village of Borgo San Giuliano situated near the ancient walls of Rimini in 1930s Fascist Italy. The film's title is taken from Romagnolo phrase "a m'arcord" ("I remember"). I think it is the most perfect Fellini film. It is beautiful, charming, funny, full of wonderful characters, great music, and a real story of Italy in the 30s. Wonderful! (William Fredlund)

Amarcord Review

Boccaccio ’70

1962 (ITALY)
208 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren

FantasyForeignItalianRomance

Bread & Tulips

2000 (ITALY)
116 minutes

Director: Silvio Soldini

Starring: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz

ComedyForeignItalianRomance

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

1972 (ITALY)
135 minutes

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Children are Watching Us, The

1944 (ITALY)
90 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola

DramaForeignItalian

Ciao, Professore!

1992 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Lina Wertmueller

Starring: Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Commare Secca, La

1962 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa

DramaForeignItalianMystery

Conformista, Il

1970 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli

DramaForeignItalianThriller

David’s Birthday

2009 (ITALY)
109 minutes

Director: Marco Filiberti

Starring: Alessandro Gassman, Maria de Medeiros

DramaForeignItalianMystery

Divorce, Italian Style

1961 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Pietro Germi

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Don’t Move

2004 (ITALY)
125 minutes

Director: Sergio Castellitto

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Facing Windows

2003 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Fellini, I’m a Born Liar

2002 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Damian Pettigrew

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Luigi ‘Titta’ Benzi

BioForeignItalian

Fellini’s Roma

1972 (ITALY)
128 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Flowers of St. Francis, The

1950 (ITALY)
89 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Severino Pisacane

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Francesco

1989 (ITALY)
158 minutes

Director: Liliana Cavani

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter

DramaForeignItalian

Garden of the Fitzi-Continis, The

1970 (ITALY)
95 minutes

Director: Vittorio de Sica

Starring: Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Generale della Rovere, Il

1959 (ITALY)
138 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Hannes Messemer, Baronessa Barzani, Vittorio Caprioli

DramaForeignItalianWar

Good Morning, Night

2003 (ITALY)
106 minutes

Director: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Great Beauty, The

2013 (ITALY)
172 minutes

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Starring: Tony Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Verdone

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

I Am Love

2009 (ITALY)
120 minutes

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

I Fidanzati

1963 (ITALY)
77 minutes

Director: Ermanno Olmi

Starring: Carlo Cabrini, Anna Canzi

DramaForeignItalianRomance

SWE

Seventh Seal, The

1957 (SWEDEN)
96 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

DramaFantasyForeignSwedish

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death (Bengt Ekerot) to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof (Nils Poppe) and his wife, Mia (Bibi Andersson), and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

For

400 Blows, The

1959 (FRANCE)
99 minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud

BioDramaForeignFrench

The 400 Blows (French: Les Quatre Cents Coups) is a 1959 French film which is the debut of director François Truffaut. It stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character.

8-1/2

1963 (ITALY)
138 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée

DramaFantasyForeignItalian

8 1⁄2 is a 1963 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director who suffers from stifled creativity as he attempts to direct an epic science fiction film. Shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo, the film features a soundtrack by Nino Rota with costume and set designs by Piero Gherardi. Its title refers to its being Fellini's eighth and a half film as a director. His previous directorial work consisted of six features, two short segments, and a collaboration with another director, Alberto Lattuada, treated as a "half" film. 8 1⁄2 won the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design (black-and-white). Acknowledged as an avant-garde film and a highly influential classic, it was among the top 10 on BFI The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, ranked third in a 2002 poll of film directors conducted by the British Film Institute It is now considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. (Wikipedia. Our copy is a Criterion edition, thus the best DVD rendition of this film that you can find.

Amarcord

1973 (ITALY)
minutes

Director: Federico Felini

Starring: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Amarcord is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, a semi-autobiographical tale about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in the village of Borgo San Giuliano situated near the ancient walls of Rimini in 1930s Fascist Italy. The film's title is taken from Romagnolo phrase "a m'arcord" ("I remember"). I think it is the most perfect Fellini film. It is beautiful, charming, funny, full of wonderful characters, great music, and a real story of Italy in the 30s. Wonderful! (William Fredlund)

Amarcord Review

Amelie

2001 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou

ComedyForeignFrenchRomance

Amelie presents a depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. The film took in over $33 million in a limited theatrical release and is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States, and one of the biggest international successes for a French movie. IN FRENCH.

Artemesia

1997 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Agnes Merlet

Starring: Valentia Servi, Michel Serrault

DramaForeignFrenchRomance

Avenue Montaigne

2006 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: Daniele Thompson

Starring: Cécile De France

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Bed and Board

1970 (FRANCE)
minutes

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud

ForeignFrench

Bitter Sugar

1996 (SPAIN)
105 minutes

Director: Leon Ichaso

Starring: René Lavan, Mayte Vilán

ForeignSpanish

Boccaccio ’70

1962 (ITALY)
208 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren

FantasyForeignItalianRomance

Bon Voyage

2003 (FRANCE)
115 minutes

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu

DramaForeignFrenchMystery

Bread & Tulips

2000 (ITALY)
116 minutes

Director: Silvio Soldini

Starring: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz

ComedyForeignItalianRomance

Breathless

1960 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Jean Luc-Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

CrimeDramaForeignFrench

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

1972 (ITALY)
135 minutes

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Casque D’or

1952 (FRANCE)
96 minutes

Director: Jacques Becker

Starring: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani

CrimeDramaForeignFrench

Children are Watching Us, The

1944 (ITALY)
90 minutes

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola

DramaForeignItalian

Children of Paradise

1945 (FRANCE)
190 minutes

Director: Marcel Carne

Starring: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault

DramaForeignFrench

Ciao, Professore!

1992 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Lina Wertmueller

Starring: Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Class, The

2008 (FRANCE)
130 minutes

Director: Laurent Cantet

Starring: Francois Begaudeau

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Commare Secca, La

1962 (ITALY)
100 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa

DramaForeignItalianMystery

Conformista, Il

1970 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli

DramaForeignItalianThriller

Cromwell

1970 (UK)
145 minutes

Director: Ken Hughes

Starring: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

BioDramaForeignHistory

David’s Birthday

2009 (ITALY)
109 minutes

Director: Marco Filiberti

Starring: Alessandro Gassman, Maria de Medeiros

DramaForeignItalianMystery

Delicatessen

1991 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon

CrimeFantasyForeignFrench

Diabolique

1955 (FRANCE)
117 minutes

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot

DramaForeignFrenchMystery

Dinner Game, The

1998 (FRANCE)
90 minutes

Director: Francis Veber

Starring: Daniel Prevost

ComedyForeignFrench

Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The

1972 (FRANCE)
105 minutes

Director: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Jean-Pierre Cassel

DramaFantasyForeignFrench

Divorce, Italian Style

1961 (ITALY)
108 minutes

Director: Pietro Germi

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Don’t Move

2004 (ITALY)
125 minutes

Director: Sergio Castellitto

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Elevator to the Gallows

1958 (FRANCE)
92 minutes

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet

CrimeForeignFrenchThriller

Facing Windows

2003 (ITALY)
107 minutes

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Fellini, I’m a Born Liar

2002 (ITALY)
105 minutes

Director: Damian Pettigrew

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Luigi ‘Titta’ Benzi

BioForeignItalian

Fellini’s Roma

1972 (ITALY)
128 minutes

Director: Federico Fellini

Starring: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Flowers of St. Francis, The

1950 (ITALY)
89 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Severino Pisacane

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Francesco

1989 (ITALY)
158 minutes

Director: Liliana Cavani

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter

DramaForeignItalian

Garden of the Fitzi-Continis, The

1970 (ITALY)
95 minutes

Director: Vittorio de Sica

Starring: Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Generale della Rovere, Il

1959 (ITALY)
138 minutes

Director: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Hannes Messemer, Baronessa Barzani, Vittorio Caprioli

DramaForeignItalianWar

Girl From Paris, The

2001 (FRANCE)
103 minutes

Director: Christian Carion

Starring: Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner

ComedyDramaForeignFrench

Good Morning, Night

2003 (ITALY)
106 minutes

Director: Marco Bellocchio

Starring: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio

DramaForeignHistoryItalian

Grand Illusion, The

1937 (FRANCE)
117 minutes

Director: Jean Renoir

Starring: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo

DramaForeignFrench

Great Beauty, The

2013 (ITALY)
172 minutes

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Starring: Tony Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Verdone

ComedyDramaForeignItalian

Great Expectations

1946 (UK)
118 minutes

Director: David Lean

Starring: John Mills, Valerie Hobson

ForeignMysteryRomance

Green for Danger

1946 (UK)
91 minutes

Director: Sidney Gilliat

Starring: Leo Genn, Alastair Sim, Trevor Howard

DramaForeignMystery

Guantanamera

1995 (SPAIN)
105 minutes

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Starring: Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra

DramaForeignRomanceSpanish

History of Britain, A

2000 (UK)
minutes

Director: BBC

Starring: Simon Schama

ForeignHistory

History of Scotland, A

2008 (UK)
minutes

Director: BBC

Starring: Neil Oliver

ForeignHistory

I Am Love

2009 (ITALY)
120 minutes

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti

DramaForeignItalianRomance

I Fidanzati

1963 (ITALY)
77 minutes

Director: Ermanno Olmi

Starring: Carlo Cabrini, Anna Canzi

DramaForeignItalianRomance

Ingmar Bergman Makes A Movie

1963 (USA)
146 minutes

Director: Vilgot Sjöman

Starring: Ingmar Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand

BioForeign

Jean de Florette

1986 (FRANCE)
120 minutes

Director: Claude Berri

Starring: Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil

DramaForeign

Seventh Seal, The

1957 (SWEDEN)
96 minutes

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

DramaFantasyForeignSwedish

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death (Bengt Ekerot) to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof (Nils Poppe) and his wife, Mia (Bibi Andersson), and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.