Based on a true story, this is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss mountain, the Eiger, two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent.
The story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins 'coaching' a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, this film is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.
When Nemo, a young clownfish, is unexpectedly carried far from home, his overprotective father, Marlin, and Dory, a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, embark on an epic journey that leads to encounters with vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish and hungry seagulls.
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
For ex-Marine Korben Dallas, life has become tediously repetitive: he drives a flying cab for a living, and eats take away from the same Chinese restaurant, which delivers directly to his window, every day. But little does Korben know, a great extraterrestrial Evil has teamed up with Zorg, and threatens to destroy the Earth, an event which can only be prevented by combining the four Earthly elements with an alien 'Fifth' element.
A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find intimacy with his potential true love. Starring, written and directed by Joseph-Gordon Levitt.
World famous Aussie adventurer Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, has avoided the death-roll and nabbed another feisty croc, hoping to save it from poachers. What Steve doesn't know is that the crocodile is the innocent party involved with a missing top secret US satellite beacon, and the poachers are actually American special agents sent to retrieve it. Crikey!
When S Quentin Quale he believes he can scam rubes Joe and Rusty Panello out of the money he needs to buy a train ticket West, Joe and Rusty con Quale out of everything he owns, even his trousers. But Joe and Rusty, who are supposed to deliver the deed to Dry Gulch to lovely Eve Wilson are themselves conned by the dastardly Beecher and Baxter.
Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route. Winner of the Special Prize of the Jury at the 2002 San Sebastian International Film Festival. Directed by Carlos Sorin and stars Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti and Javiera Bravo.
One of Hollywood's greatest and most popular films, this special combines footage of Gone With The Wind with rare behind-the-scenes material from producer David O. Selznick and the Turner Entertainment library.
This melancholic but ultimately uplifting film adaptation of Muriel Barbery's novel, directed by Mona Achache has swept film festivals around the world. Paloma is a deep thinker, a pessimistic 11-year-old girl who resolves to kill herself on her 12th birthday. When she discovers kindred spirits in a new Japanese neighbour and a reclusive widow, Paloma develops a new outlook on life. Starring Garance Le Buillermic, Josiane Balasko, Togo Igawa.
A has-been rock manager from California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events. Richie Lanz, dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client, discovers Salima Khan, a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan s version of American Idol.
Capture the spirit of Christmas with his delightful animated classic. Based on one of the most beloved holiday tales of all time and featuring the voices of some of today's brightest stars, this enchanting, heartwarming film is a very merry treat the whole family can enjoy. "Bah humbug" says Ebenezer Scrooge, the grumpy miser who would rather count his money than celebrate Christmas. But as Yuletide cheer spreads through all of London and two friendly mice try to change Scrooge's ill-tempered ways, Scrooge receives three unexpected visitors, the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future, who take him on a wild and wonderful journey and help him discover the true meaning of Christmas.
A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the centre of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the US Supreme Court.
Director Phil Grabsky explores the life one of the world's most revered musicians, Fredric Chopin. The story is told through Chopin's music, letters and biographies. Performances by world-leading performers and the views of internationally renowned musicologists embellish the profile, exposing nuances of the composer's life and works, never before revealed.
At 36 years old, Stefano Nardini is still a punk rock musician. One day as he is in a fix, he decides to leave Rome and to go back to his family in Rimini with the intention of getting in touch with his inner self. But as soon as he is back in the family house, he realises that he is not the only one to be in trouble. And instead of being taken care of as he expected, he sets about taking care of everyone and everything.
During an expedition to a remote African jungle, the Greystoke family's helicopter crashes, leaving one survivor: the young boy JJ, nicknamed Tarzan. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan lives by the laws of the jungle, until he encounters another human being, the beautiful Jane Porter. For Tarzan and Jane, it's love at first sight, and the beginning of a thrilling adventure, as Tarzan must protect the jungle from a group of greedy New York City business men who want destroy his home for profit.
Breaking the mould of traditional documentary filmmaking, acclaimed director Stacy Peralta brings us this visually stunning and electrifying story about big wave surfing. This film uses its dynamic, cross-generational approach to profile the lives and times of the intrepid surfers who over the decades have dedicated themselves to finding and successfully challenging the biggest waves on earth. We meet Greg Noll, the pioneer, whose relentless push into Hawaii's big surf in the late 1950s earned him the nickname 'The Bull'. There's Jeff Clark, Northern California's lone frontiersman, And finally Hawaii's Laird Hamilton, the prototypical "extreme" surfer.
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace. (Movie) (Sci Fi)
Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare's most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war-torn 11th century Scotland.
Adonis Johnson is the son of deceased world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, has boxing in his blood. Looking to win his own title, Adonis heads to Philadelphia and convinces his father's rival-turned-friend, Rocky Balboa, to train him - even as Rocky battles his own deadly opponent outside the ring. Now Adonis has a shot, but first he must develop the heart of a true fighter in this new chapter of the Rocky.
France and Thomas are two young journalists. Each of them is looking for love and is trying to find it through a famous mobile application, Tinder. Tinder allows people with a smartphone to get in touch with each other and eventually meet. More than a simple app, it has become very popular amongst young people. The documentary follows France and Thomas in their quest for the perfect partner. Will they manage to find 'the one'? And what does their experience tell about modern seduction games?
In the tyrannical court of Athens, the pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the rickety township on the hillside, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild wood, dark forces are stirring. It's a dream that will never be forgotten.
Fifteen-year-old Alex lives alone with his dad, enduring relentless physical and emotional violence. To escape from this daily life, Alex rows on the Meuse river, and has only one obsession: to win the Belgian Singles Championships at any cost. Sergi, his coach, and Muriel, the young girl he's in love with, try to help Alex rediscover the human values he has lost.
A powerful drama about women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centres on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the UK's growing suffragette movement. Galvanised by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women's civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation.
Stanley Yelnats is dogged by bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse. Perpetually in the wrong place at the wrong time, Stanley is unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake for a crime he didn't commit. There, he and his camp mates are forced to dig holes. Nobody knows the real reason they're digging holes but the camp mates must stick together as they plot a daring escape from the camp to solve the mystery and break the Yelnats family curse.
Middle-aged Hideo lives an ordinary life - except for the fact that his live-in lover is actually an inflatable doll he calls Nozomi. Hideo treats Nozomi as a real woman and they live together in Hideo's imagined domestic bliss. But when the doll develops human consciousness, she falls for another man.
From one of Charles Dickens' most beloved novels come some of his most unforgettable characters, vibrantly brought to life by a star-studded, award-winning cast. In Nicholas Nickleby, young Nicholas and his family have enjoyed a comfortable life but then again, this is Dickens. Nicholas' father dies and the family is left penniless. Nicholas, his sister and mother venture to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph. Unfortunately, Ralph's only intentions are to break up the family and exploit them. Nicholas is sent to a school run by the cruel, abusive and horridly entertaining Wackford Squeers. Eventually, Nicholas runs away with fellow schoolmate Smike and the two set off on an adventure to find and reunite the Nickleby family.
Hong Kong filmmaker Ann Hui paints a realistic picture of domestic violence in this dark family drama. Beginning at the end of the story, the film opens with the brutal murder by a man of his wife and daughters. Going back through witness testimonies and flashbacks, we learn how turmoil and violence lurked underneath the surface of a seemingly idyllic family. Nominated for three Hong Kong Film Awards in 2010, including Best Director. Stars Simon Yam, Jingchu Zhang and Amy Chum.
Tracy Flick, is a straight-A go-getter determined to be president of Carver High's student body in this satirical comedy. Popular teacher Jim McAllister decides to derail Tracy's obsessive overachieving by recruiting an opposition candidate as her perfection offends McAllister's sense of democracy (not to mention the fact he doesn't like her very much). Mr M never imagines that stopping Tracy is like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube.
In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent, aged merely 21, was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. All eyes turned to this very young assistant as he presented his first collection for Dior and instantly ascended to the heights of haute couture's elite class. During Saint Laurent's breathtaking and ground-breaking show, he met with another fate in being introduced to Pierre Berge, patron of the arts, future love of his life and lifelong business partner. Three years later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would rapidly become one of the biggest luxury powerhouses on the planet.
A documentary about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys. Narrated by Russell Crowe.
It is 1912 when Pollyanna Whittier arrives in the town of Harrington where, since being orphaned by the death of her missionary father and mother, she is to live with her aunt, Polly Harrington, the social and economic arbiter of the community. Met at the train station by aunt Polly's first maid, Nancy Furman, the 12-year-old girl's arrival is duly noted by the local gossip, Amelia Tarbell and her husband, Ben, and by 10-year-old, Jimmy Bean, who lives at the orphanage. Arriving on the same train with Pollyanna is Dr Edmond Chilton, successful Baltimore surgeon and one-time fiance of Polly Harrington, who is returning home for the first time in five years.
Cole is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus that has forced mankind into dank underground communities in the future. Along his travels, he encounters a psychiatrist and a mental patient who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease. Believing he can obtain a pure virus sample in order to find a cure in the future, he is met with one riddle after another that puts him in a race with time.
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiralled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.
Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, this film follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha", a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. An original love story that explores the evolving nature - and the risks - of intimacy in the modern world.
Tinker Bell thinks her fairy talent isn't as special as the other fairies' talents. But when Tink tries to change who she is, she creates nothing but disaster! With encouragement from her friends, Tink learns the key to solving her problems lies in her unique tinker abilities ... and discovers that when she's true to herself, magical things can happen.
In this outing from the people behind Being John Malkovich, the real and fictional intertwine in a story about an explosive bid for survival between a blocked screenwriter and his talentless, but successful, twin brother. A writer whose life careens out of control when he starts writing himself into his screenplay.
The socially conscious Mrs Bennet, with the begrudging help of her husband, sets out to find suitable, and suitably rich, husbands for her five daughters. The already difficult project becomes even more complicated when Mrs Bennet's strongest-willed daughter, Elizabeth, decides to pursue rich and handsome, but cynical and boorish, Mr Darcy.
The second instalment of the Tai Chi trilogy continues the journey of Yang Luchan, a gifted child who helped save a village from a frightening army of steampunk soldiers bearing strange machines with the knowledge of Tai Chi that they entrusted him with.
The Coen boys, as brilliant as ever, take escapees George Clooney, Tim Blake Nelson and John Turturro with Holly Hunter and John Goodman on a soul-saving, banjo-strumming odyssey through depression-era Mississippi in this comedy about three escaped convicts.
Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in doing so gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
On his birthday, Omri (Hal Scardino) is given several simple gifts, including an old wooden cupboard and a small plastic figurine of a Native American man. When he locks the toy inside the cabinet it magically comes to life as a tiny, cagey warrior named Little Bear (Litefoot). The boy then places other toys in the cupboard and they too come to life, even engaging in entertaining battles. But after Little Bear is wounded, Omri begins to understand that his animate toys are not mere playthings.
Bruno, a failed poet, has fallen into the dull role of trade school teacher and indulges in drug use to break the monotony of his empty life. Many of his problems can be traced back to childhood disenchantment with his beautiful but wayward mother. When she falls terminally ill, Bruno must face his childhood issues when he returns to his hometown to visit her.
An indelible prison drama as a naive traveller whose life is changed as he is caught up in a nightmare he created when he is thrown into a Turkish jail after smuggling drugs. Billy Hayes encounters squalor, official ambivalence, violence and rape as he copes with his sentence being extended from three years to 30 years.
The true story of a group of eccentric scientists who are responsible for manning a satellite dish inauspiciously located on a remote Australian sheep farm. Much to NASA's alarm, they are the world's only hope for receiving the images of man's first steps on the moon.
The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to appear on St Peter's balcony to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an atheist. But his fear of the newfound responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one he must face alone. This heart-warming story in the vein of The King's Speech is directed by Palme d'Or winner Nanni Moretti.
The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell - the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared. Kirikou wants to rid the village of Karaba's curse, so goes on an adventurous voyage to reveal Karaba's secrets.
Sam Baldwin is a depressed widower whose son calls a national radio talk show in hopes of finding a new mother and a new wife for his father. Thousands of single women across the country listen to Sam's sad story, and many respond, including Annie Reid, a Baltimore writer who's already engaged to marry another man.
When Momo leaves his small home town to go to university, he is full of enthusiasm and confidence, but slowly the pressures of study and campus living begin to grind him down. Half way through his course he finds himself at a crossroads with both his relationship and studies.
Two sisters, Justine and Claire, find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth, and depressive newlywed Justine finds herself oddly well equipped to face the end of humankind. Directed by Lars Von Trier. Starring Kirstin Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alex Skarsgard and Kiefer Sutherland.
The Art Star And The Sudanese Twins - Artist Vanessa Beecroft wants to adopt orphaned twins. For sixteen months, she exposes the truth about her life - her creative process, her struggle with depression, her volatile relationship with her husband, and her love for the twins. Directed by Pietra Brettkelly.
A strange tale of an egotistical art star whose own art is worthy of a doco, and the uncomfortable and obsessive relationship she develops with the developing world via two African children she wishes to adopt. (From the USA) (Documentary)
A thousand years have passed since the violent collapse of industrial civilisation. Small pockets of humanity survive on the fringes of a vast polluted forest, the Toxic Jungle, inhabited by giant mutated insects, of which the Ohmu, are the greatest threat. The plant life and the spores from the jungle are poisonous to humans. Anyone who ventures into the jungle must wear breathing masks to protect their lungs. The Valley of the Wind is a small community of humans protected by sea breezes from the toxic spores. Their young princess, Nausicaa, tries to understand, rather than destroy the Toxic Jungle.
As the German army advances across Europe in 1941, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian leads a ragtag band of freedom fighters against a powerful enemy. And as their guerrilla attacks become increasingly daring - culminating in the assignation of an SS general - Missak and his freedom fighters come to the attention of the Nazi top brass in Berlin.
The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannised by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Troy Billings is 17, overweight and depressed. His life sucks. Just as he's about to jump in front of a bus, he's saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout street punk. Marcus is clearly trouble, but the two become fast friends when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in his new punk band. As Troy's relationship with Marcus grows, Troy's father becomes increasingly concerned about his son's new friendship.
The second chapter of this epic sci-fi fantasy trilogy continues in the year 2015. Kenji, the hero from the first film, has been missing in action for 15 years and the evil Friend rules an apocalyptic vision of the world. Kenji's niece, Kanna, is a high school student with a rebellious streak. But when a New Book of Prophesies surfaces, it appears that Kanna is the chosen one who has the power to defeat Friend's empire and reveal the fate of her uncle. In Japanese.