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.
St Valentine's Day, 1900. On a beautiful summer's day a party of virginal Australian schoolgirls from an exclusive finishing school giddily prepare for an excursion to Hanging Rock, a magnificent natural monument drenched in a mysterious atmosphere. Lead by Miranda, the girls gain permission to explore the upper slopes of the rock. Edith takes a nap and wakes to discover that the other three girls have removed their shoes and stockings and have resumed their trek as if in a dream, disappearing into a passageway in the rock itself.
Writer/director David Michod's debut feature is a powerful crime drama exploring the tense battle between a criminal family, the police and the ordinary lives caught in the middle. Newcomer James Frecheville stars as 17-year-old Joshua 'J' Cody who moves in with his estranged family following the death of his mother. Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Jacki Weaver stars as Janine 'Smurf' Cody, his doting grandmother who keeps a watchful eye on all that is going on.
Lars Lindstrom is an awkwardly shy young man in a small town who finally brings home the girl of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off of the internet. But sex is not what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's crazy, but eventually the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet-natured boy that they've always loved.
A vivid illustration of surreal British wit and imagination, the Beatles' iconic 1967 self-directed film, Magical Mystery Tour, has been painstakingly restored and re-mastered for a new generation of television audiences to enjoy.
Critically acclaimed and internationally successful, Ten Canoes won six AFI Awards in 2006 and the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, an honour that is bestowed upon films regarded as having particular significance for the art form. Directed by Rolf de Heer, Ten Canoes is an invitation to glimpse the ancient world of the Yolngu people, through a combination of ethnographically inspired narrative, juxtaposed with ancient Indigenous cultural beliefs and traditions.
Griff a socially awkward office worker spends his days being bullied by his workmates and his night as superhero 'Griff the Invisible' roaming the streets of his local neighbourhood, protecting the innocent (Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody).
In the aftermath of a horrifying crime, Leonard Shelby remembers nothing for more than a few minutes at a time except the haunting memory of his wife's brutal murder. Now, as he desperately seeks to avenge his wife's death, Leonard can only rely on notes, photographs and fleeting interactions with a shifting cast of characters he will not recall from one moment to the next.
Lola, a young woman in Germany, has twenty minutes to find and bring 100,000 deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket. Three different outcomes may occur depending on some minor event along Lola's run.
The story of four refugees fleeing Vietnam in 1980, Mother Fish goes inside the mind of Kim (Hyen Nguyen), one of the survivors. The present melds with the past as unassuming factory worker Kim relives the harrowing sea journey that she and her sister Hanh (Sheena Pham) undertook in a creaky river boat in search of a better life. But the horror of the trip haunts her still.
In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling) as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. In dying, as in living, Mrs. Hunter remains a formidable force on those around her.
Winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In East Berlin in 1984, an agent of the secret police who is conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover finds himself becoming increasingly drawn into their lives.
Widely considered one of the best films ever made, this 1941 film noir classic follows a San Francisco private detective's dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers who compete to obtain a spectacular jewel-encrusted statuette of a falcon.
Since its release in 1945, Les Enfants Du Paradis has maintained its position as one of the greatest French films of all time. A complex relationship drama set in 1830s Paris, it is a sophisticated, cynical portrait of actors, murderers, swindlers, prostitutes and the decadent rich. A wickedly flamboyant celebration of the relation between theatre and life.
An Oscar-winning masterpiece about a quadriplegic's desire to die with dignity. Based on the true story of Ramon Sampedro, who was left a quadriplegic after a swimming accident some 28 years prior, the film focuses on the final months of Ramon's life and his attempts to win the right to an assisted suicide through the courts.
Danny wants two things in life more than anything else, one is a Jaguar and the other is Joanna Johnson. After Danny's parents give him their beloved Nissan Cedric, Danny works up the courage to ask Joanna out on a date... One problem! He tells her that he owns a Jaguar, and to prove otherwise, he trades in the Cedric for an early model Jag. But at the car yard he is conned into believing he is getting the deal of the century by the salesman.