Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale and John Malkovich, Empire of the Sun tells the story of a young boy who goes from living in a wealthy British family in Shanghai, to becoming a prisoner of war in a Japanese internment camp, during World War II.
Stanley Kubrick's 1987 masterpiece follows a group of soldiers undergoing a gruelling eight-week Marine induction/training course under the no-nonsense Sgt Hartman. On completion of their training, many of the Marines are sent to Vietnam.
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman star in this Sci-Fi film about a man who is genetically inferior, and destined to die at age 30. But he defies his fate and assumes the identity of a superior being, Jude Law in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. Gattaca is a thoughtful, restrained sci-fi film and it broke Jude law in the US in the tragic role of a man with all the genetic advantages but an inability to find happiness.
On a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, a team of terrorists has seized a major international airport, and now hold thousands of holiday travellers hostage. The terrorists, a renegade band of crack military commandos, led by a murderous rogue officer, have come to rescue a drug lord from justice. They've prepared for every contingency, except one: John McClane, an off-duty cop seized by a feeling of deadly deja vu.
This electrifying musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in the slums of 1950s where two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build towards tragedy.
From Francis Ford Coppola comes the ground-breaking masterpiece, Apocalypse Now, starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall. The movie follows the central character, U.S. Army special operations officer Captain Benjamin L. Willard on a mission to kill the renegade and presumed insane U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz.
High above the city of LA, a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. But one man has managed to escape detection: an off duty cop. He's alone, tired, and the only chance anyone has.
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
This beautifully shot, multi-layered film explores memory, love and reconciliation. Set in the 1950s during the national crisis which erupted following Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbour, on an island in the Pacific Northwest. A flickering lantern signals distress from a crippled fishing boat, while elsewhere a freighter lurches blindly through the chalky mist. By morning, sea and sky are clear, but the tranquil village of fishermen and berry farmers will forever be changed. One man has lost his life and another, a childhood friend, has been charged with taking it. An investigation is launched. The trial begins.
Andrew Beckett is an up-and-coming young lawyer who suspects his dismissal from a prestigious law firm may have been due to his contracting AIDS. He hires homophobic ambulance chaser Joe Miller to sue his former employer for wrongful termination as his old firm is so powerful that no attorney in Philadelphia wants to take it on.
This film is set in World War II. Guido is a charming, bumbling Jewish waiter whose colorful imagination and playful spirit help him to woo a beautiful schoolteacher. The couple marries and has a young son, but before long their idyllic world is threatened by Nazi soldiers who force the family into a concentration camp.
This amazingly imaginative comedy directed by Spike Jonze is rapidly becoming a classic. The superb ensemble cast includes John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Ned Bellamy and John Malkovich. Depressed by a dead-end job and a stale marriage, Craig Schwartz (Cusack) changes his life when he discovers a portal into the mind of actor John Malkovich. Urged on by a seductive co-worker, he decides to exploit its commercial possibilities and more and more people find out about the portal, buying tickets for 15 minutes of being John Malkovich. But the effect on users, especially the female ones, gets out of hand, and Malkovich himself gets wise to the traffic inside his head.
Endless blue stretches in every direction. The sea bed is a staggering eight kilometres deeper down and the nearest island is 500 kilometres away. There is nothing save the burning sun above and the blackened abyss below. How, then, does life exist?
This unforgettable crime drama stars Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness, a naive, sincere Treasury Agent who enlists Irish beat cop Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery) to school him in 'the Chicago Way' so he can catch Al Capone. Ness also enlists the help of two more 'untouchables' - George Stone (Andy Garcia), a hotheaded police cadet and Oscar Wallace (Charles Martin Smith), an accountant who cracks the case, by nailing Capone for income tax evasion.
Nobody will hire brash Michael Dorsey because he's antagonised every producer in New York. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as 'Dorothy Michaels' and lands the part. Michael's fellow conspirators are his agent, George, and his roommate, Jeff. All goes well until 'Dorothy' falls in love with beautiful co-star Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for 'Dorothy'.
George Falconer is a middle-aged English professor living in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Unable to cope with the death of his long-time boyfriend in a car accident, George decides to kill himself. He then proceeds to get all his affairs in order while carrying on with what otherwise would be a normal day.
One year after their journey to Narnia, the Pevensie children are transported back and discover that more than 1300 years have passed in Narnian time. The land is in chaos when the children arrive to find that the evil King Miraz is now in power. The rightful heir, Prince Caspian, is in hiding and Miraz wants him dead in order to make his own son king.
A white witch has used her dark powers to keep Narnia in winter for 100 years, but it is foretold that four humans will be able to help the magnificent lion Aslan break the spell. When siblings Lucy, Susan, Edmund and Peter discover the magic of Narnia by entering through a wardrobe, the stage is set for a classic battle of epic proportions.
NITV's Just Us month presents this documentary about Indigenous Australia's history in Tasmania. Directed by Steve Thomas, Black Man's Houses is a re-examination of Tasmanian history. It explores the reasons for the deep divide, at the time, between the contemporary Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities on Flinders Island in Bass Strait and the fight by its Aboriginal community to lay claim to the gravesites of their ancestors.
Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife Etheline (Anjelica Huston) had three children - Chas, Margot, and Richie - and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster.
A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.
Tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. Four Lions is a comic tour de force, which shows that - while terrorism is about ideology - it can also be about idiots.
This film follows a man with a low IQ who has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him.