If Steve McQueen's (director) first film, Hunger, was about a man with no freedom, Shame is an examination of a character who has all the western freedoms and who uses his body to create his own prison.
A brutal movie that exposes the darkest recesses of human depravity. The simple plot follows four criminals who encounter two female teens in a small mountain town. After murdering one and brutally raping the other and leaving her for dead, the cons seek refuge at a nearby summer house. The twist is that it's the very home inhabited by the parents of one of the victims. Upon learning that their house guests raped and tortured their 17-year-old daughter, the couple exact a revenge that arguably exceeds the excesses of the sociopathic gang.
BAFTA award winning Spike Lee directs Get On The Bus, a moving drama which follows the lives of a group of disparate African-American men. The men are travelling on a cross country bus trip to Washington, DC in order to participate in the politically charged Million Man March.
When a politician's daughter steals a legendary warrior's precious sword, a sequence of events is triggered to recover it, which leads to an encounter with the thief's witch-like minder. A masterpiece from renowned director Ang Lee.
Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly and Daisy and their cousin, Gracie (Evelyn Sampi, Laura Monaghan, Tianna Sansbury), who in 1931, were forcibly removed from their mothers and their home in Jigalong and moved over fifteen thousand miles away, as a part of official Government policy. Molly leads her younger sister and cousin on a brave escape and in a bid to find their way home, following, on foot, the rabbit-proof fence that cuts across the Gibson Desert and towards Jigalong.
Shrek is an animated family movie that has turned the classic fairytale formula upside down. Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow), an evil tyrant who reigns over the kingdom of Duloc, is paying a cash reward for people to turn in all the fairytale characters. As a result the fairytale characters have invaded the swamp that is home to Shrek - a reclusive, smelly green ogre.
Detective Leon Zat moves through a dark labyrinth of human relationships on his journey to solve the mystery of a woman's disappearance. He strips away layer after layer to reveal the tender and dark underbelly of this perplexing obsession between men and women called love. And each layer causes him to reflect back on his own marriage, on what he has lost and what he must get back.
Follows the haunting story of a young university student who begins an erotic freelance job where she is sedated and sleeps in bed with paying customers, unaware of what they have done to her when she awakes.
In 1978, Chopper was serving a 16-year sentence for abducting a judge who was overseeing the trial of his best friend Jimmy. Jimmy and Chopper share a cell, along with Keithy George, a crime boss. When a disagreement between Keithy and Chopper escalates into violence, Chopper murders Keithy, leading to retribution from the gangster's friends who hire Jimmy, Chopper's best friend, to do their dirty work.
Eleven-year-old Greg Heffley is due to start middle school and is confident he will easily become the school's most popular kid. However, Greg worries about how his "uncool and embarrassing" best friend, Rowley Jefferson will fit in.
In this classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land 'somewhere over the rainbow.' Dorothy's dream comes true when she, her dog, Toto, and her family's house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before. Unfortunately, she makes a mortal enemy of a wicked witch when the house falls on the hag's sister.
The Oscar winning team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer present a riveting, spine-tingling thriller destined to become a classic! Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is Maggie, a young plainswoman raising her daughters in the desolate wilderness of New Mexico. When daughter Lily is snatched by a dark-hooded phantom with shape-shifting powers, Maggie's long-estranged father Oscar(R) winner Tommy Lee Jones appears suddenly, offering help.
It's 1984, and 11-year-old Boy lives on a New Zealand farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky. Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version - an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before.
Rachel Barber is a confident and a gifted Melbourne girl who follows her passion of dancing and is loved unconditionally by her moderately liberal parents and her caring boyfriend. The film begins on an unusual night when the 15-year-old girl, Rachel Barber misses her train to home leading her parents, Elizabeth Barbe and Mike Barber, to begin a frantic search for her. Rachel goes missing with her backpack gone leading the police to believe her disappearance was merely an act of runaway kid. Everybody in Rachel's known circle is astounded by this runaway story as she was believed to be very content in her life. Despite the pleas of the Barber family, the police takes the case lightly and refuses to hold an extensive search for their daughter.
Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone tells the true story of courage and survival of two Port Authority policemen - John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno - who were trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001.
Lurking behind Alfred Hitchcock, cinema's 'master of suspense; - the extraordinary film icon known for orchestrating some of the most intense experiences of menace and intrigue audiences have ever seen, was a hidden side: his creatively explosive romance with his steadfast wife and filmmaking collaborator, Alma Reville. Now, for the first time, Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock lays bare their captivating and complex love story.
Dan Snow attempts to use the latest satellite technology to reveal the secrets of the Roman Empire. Together with space archaeologist Sarah Parcak, Dan sets out to identify and then track down lost cities, amphitheatres and forts in an adventure that sees him travel through some of the most spectacular parts of the vast empire. Cutting-edge technology and traditional archaeology help build a better understanding of how Rome held such a large empire together for so long.
Ever thought of taking your girlfriend away for the weekend? Maybe to some secluded spot in the country so you can spend some quality time together, but then ended up hacking her to pieces with a chainsaw after she's become possessed by a grotesque, flesh-eating demon resurrected by spells from The Book Of The Dead? Ash Williams has. Trapped in a dark world of flying eyeballs and deadly severed limbs, axe wielding Ash Williams will be pushed to the edge of his sanity as he fights to survive against the unspeakable, supernatural forces intent on having him dead by dawn.
From the master of terror, John Carpenter's cult classic Escape from New York is set in 1997 and Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. When the President of the United States crash lands into the city centre after fleeing a hijacked plane, he ends up being held hostage.
This slasher horror film is directed by John Carpenter. On Halloween night 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably slaughters his teenage sister. He escapes from a psychiatric institution 15 years later and begins stalking Laurie, a girl from his hometown.
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favourites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.
32 year-old Tracy Heart (Cate Blanchett) works in a video shop and lives with her hard-working single mum, Janelle (Noni Hazlehurst). After a turbulent time in her 20's, Tracy is now trying to live the straight life - having freed herself from the grip of heroin addiction. She swims, she works, and she sleeps, in an outer western suburb of Sydney dubbed 'Little Saigon'.
It's World War One, and while the horrors of war ravage Europe, Harry Lambert (Dan Spielman) is a shy and gentle baker, living and working in a rural Australian town. But with the armed forces desperate for more troops to send to the front line, and feeling the growing hostility and shame from within his own community, Harry signs up to do what he can.
Tells the story of Lena (Danielle Hall), the daughter of an Aboriginal mother and an Irish father and Vaughn (Damien Pitt), a Murri boy who is doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together and with no money or transport, they find themselves relying on each other in order to achieve their personal journeys.
Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968.
If you've ever dreamt of a world where ABBA charts forever, dags rule and bitchy friends get what they deserve, then you should meet Muriel Heslop... In her hunt for Mr Right in all the wrong places, Muriel buys a one-way ticket to freedom and embarks on a madcap journey of self-discovery where success isn't the best revenge but being yourself is.
Why does a 19 year-old girl plot to kill her own father? Katrina Skinner is stuck in suburbia with her toddler daughter and her devoted dad. Her brother Danny is in jail for life for murder. Her mother abandoned her years ago. The neighbours are scared of her. The police can't keep up with her. Nobody can control her but everybody's trying.
In the small Victorian regional town of Colac, 61-year-old Cliff Young (Kevin Harrington) is an oddity. For a start, he's a vegetarian. And he's a teetotaller. Add to that, he's a virgin and still lives on the family farm with his mother.
Daniel Henshall and Lucas Pittaway star in this chilling drama based on the true story of Australia's worst serial killings, which sees a vulnerable teenager taken under the wing of an amiable stranger, who finds himself trapped as the man's true nature is revealed.
The first feature by Phillip Noyce. A tale of two outsiders on the run. One white, one black. Heading for nowhere fast. Shot on location in north-western NSW and features Bill Hunter in his earliest lead role, and Gary Foley, Koori political activist. An Australian cult film.
A journalist and a rebellious computer hacker team up to investigate the unsolved disappearance of wealthy Henrik Vanger's niece, only to uncover some very dark secrets in this adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling book.
A powerful tale of love and fatherhood. Uxbal, a petty criminal, struggles to take care of his two children after his alcoholic wife abandons them. But his world falls apart when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness and his death becomes imminent. Nominated for two Academy Awards in 2011.
A drama about the coming-of-age of three Aboriginal boys in Arnhem Land who inhabit two cultures at once: traditional Aboriginal culture from north-east Arnhem land (where the word 'Yolngu' comes from, meaning an Aboriginal person from that area) and also western culture.
Two close friends, Palestinians Said and Khaled, are recruited by an extremist group for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. However, things go wrong and both friends must separate at the border. One of them maintains his purpose to carry on the attack, while the other has growing doubts about it. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006.