In 1972, the Summer Olympics in Munich, which had been dubbed The Olympics of Peace and Joy, were off to a rousing start. Suddenly, without warning, an extremist Palestinian group known as Black September invaded the Olympic Village, massacring the Israeli Olympic team. While the Munich terror was seen and felt around the world, the intensely secret aftermath of the event has remained largely unknown.
A police chase after a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame-obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell-bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of LA than a simple police chase.
Argentina's official submission for the 2002 Academy Awards tells the story of an Argentinean family's struggle during the violent political coup of 1976. It is told through the eyes of ten-year-old Harry, whose family is forced into exile in order to start a new life and to protect themselves from the authorities.
A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work, discovers the high-speed world of LA crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling - where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided Nina, a veteran of the blood sport that is local television news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Everyone's favourite bovver-boy Ray Winstone stars as ex-villain Gal Dove, who has served his time behind bars and is blissfully hold up in a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Logan, who is intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job.
Top scarer Sulley and his assistant Mike work at Monsters, Inc, the largest scream processing factory in Monstropolis. Monsters believe children, whose screams they harness power from, are dangerous and toxic, and they are scared silly when a little girl wanders into their world.
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' is a ground breaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's 'Yellow' to Arcade Fire's 'Deep Blue'. 'Boyhood' is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. Stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette.
A young woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a morning train back to her apartment. Two wholly different universes unfold about alternate realities, the reliability of subway schedules and the role fate plays in shaping random lives.
A murderously psychotic criminal mastermind has an overpowering mother complex in this crime thriller. While in prison, Cody Jarrett befriends an undercover cop posing as a young thug, appearing to idolise the hard-bitten gangster who suffers from semi-epileptic seizures, outbursts of frightening violence and an almost incestuous attachment to his mother.
Can evil be inherited? A single mother, adopted herself as a small child, discovers the horrifying truth that within her seemingly angelic young daughter beats the heart of a cold-blooded serial murderer even as she learns that her own mother killed everyone else in her family.
Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community's traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. His new modern life offers him a way to survive but, ultimately, it is one he has no power over.
A New York City media mogul dies, sparking a power struggle between three of his top executives for control of the company. A deranged serial killer stalks innocent women. These four people with nothing in common will twist and turn in a complex, lethal dance of power, lust and death.
In the confessional of a small Quebec parish, Father Michael Logan hears the church sexton whisper: 'I killed a man.' Father Logan's vows prevent him from breaking the sanctity of the confessional and allow the killer to go free. But as the police investigate the murder, all the evidence points to Father Logan. Now, to remain true to his vows, Father Logan will be forever discredited and possibly convicted for murder.
Inspired by the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man abandons his life of comfort to pursue the freedom of life on the road, a quest that leads him to the Alaskan wilderness and the ultimate challenge of his life.
On a hot Brooklyn afternoon, two optimistic nobodies set out to rob a bank. Sonny is the mastermind, while Sal is his accomplice and disaster is the result once the robbery turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Brit, Candy, Cotty and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. Then a chance encounter with a rapper promises to provide the girls with all the thrills and excitement they could hope for.
This atmospheric love story from Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola follows a young American woman (Scarlett Johansson), on a business trip to Tokyo with her photographer husband, who forms an unusual bond with an older American actor (Oscar-nominee Bill Murray).
It is the north of England in 1825, a pregnant Agnes Fleming gives birth to a young boy, Oliver Twist. The midwife is the miserly Widow Corney, who runs a workhouse where she exploits young foundlings such as Oliver. Agnes dies in child-birth and all that remains of her son's identity is a golden locket containing a lady's portrait, engraved with the words 'Died, Grovesnor Square, London 1823. Goodness is rewarded'.
Carlos, a TV star and teen idol, attends a party packed with girls and excesses of all kinds. He wakes up the next day trapped in a sinister house, realising that he's not alone, and may never be able to escape.
It's one wild day in the life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys, whose razor-sharp wit and on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to customer service. Even while braving a nonstop parade of unpredictable shoppers, the clerks manage to play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and straighten out their offbeat love lives
This action-fantasy opus from Hong Kong director Gordon Chan is set in the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th and 14th centuries. When a gruesome serial killer begins to strike all over the city, killing her victims by ripping out their hearts, suspicion falls on a young girl, who may be an evil fox spirit in disguise.
From Japanese cult king Takashi Miike, the film follows the exploits of two unlikely superheroes, Gan and Ai, who must ensure the mystical Skull Stone does not fall into the wrong hands. Toy store owners by day, Gan and Ai battle a gang of increasingly elaborate thugs by night with the help of a giant mechanical dog.
This classic film is loosely based on Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway's novel, To Have and Have Not. World War II - on the Caribbean island of Martinique, Harry Morgan captains a charter boat and maintains a policy of strict neutrality toward the war and Vichy France, which controls the island. But everything changes when Morgan meets young, American cabaret singer Marie Browning and a fugitive leader of the French Resistance who both need a way off the island.
Bruce Lee challenges the underworld to a game of death. Lee plays a martial arts movie star who must fake his own death in order to find the people who are trying to kill him. The film includes classic footage of Lee fighting basketballer Kareem Abdul Jabar and nunchaku expert Dan Inosanto.
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighbourhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.
Young Yuda has become a martial arts master after years of study under his mentor in his sleepy home village. Having come of age, he is sent to a relative's house in the city as a rite of passage. After a series of setbacks leave Yuda homeless and uncertain about his new future, a chance encounter results in him defending a young orphan from a human trafficking ring led by the wildly psychotic Ratger.
The Brain is renowned in Hong Kong's crime circles for being a hitman who can pull off a murder by making it look like an accident. During one of his highly organised "accidents", a bus loses control and nearly kills him. Convinced that his near-death experience was actually an orchestrated attempt to kill him, the Brain begins to investigate his clients to trace the would-be culprit.
Lola has all the fame and fortune she ever dreamed of, but along with success comes a studio that works her until she drops, a family only interested in her money and a scheming publicist, Space Hanlon, who runs her life.
Akira Kurosawa's final masterpiece Ran is a reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear set in feudal Japan. This tells the story of Hidetora Ichimonji, an ageing warlord who after spending his life consolidating his empire, decides to abdicate and divide his kingdom amongst his three sons: Taro, Jiro and Saburo.
This is a controversial, angry and uncompromising film about hatred and violence. Occurring when unemployed and bitter young nationals blame immigrants for their unhappiness and insecurities, Hando leads a gang of Neo-Nazi skinheads, with his right hand man, Davey. Into this maelstrom of violence wanders a young woman, who ends up falling in love with Hando.
Laura and husband Carlos return to her childhood orphanage, hoping to turn it into a home for disabled children. But the place unsettles their young son, Simon, who develops mysterious imaginary friends and starts drawing pictures of a scarecrow-headed figure from Laura's own memories.
The highest-grossing French film of the 1980s, Luc Besson's cult hit follows Jacques and Enzo - a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving.
Jerry is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But, when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer, a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality from realising what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent.
Winner of an Academy Award and directed by Australia's own George Miller. Happy Feet takes us to Antarctica where we meet a young emperor penguin having a hard time attracting a mate. While his friends use their singing skills to attracts mates, his song sends potential sweethearts running in the opposite direction However, he has a gift like no other, he can dance in a way that would make Fred Astaire jealous.
At the world's hottest fashion show, there's been a murder. Now, everybody's a suspect, including two guests who end up sharing much more than a hotel room. Add to the fun a hilariously inept TV reporter on the trail of her most shocking interview yet. They're all caught up in the year's biggest see-and-be-seen events, where steamy scandals and spectacular supermodels turn up the heat in a riotous show of high-fashion hilarity.
Lonely and destitute, Ali leaves the north of France for his sister's house in Antibes after becoming the sole guardian of his estranged five-year-old son Sam. When Ali lands a job as a bouncer in a nearby nightclub, things start to look up for the itinerant father and son. A chance meeting with Stephanie, a beautiful killer whale trainer, develops into an unlikely romance after Stephanie suffers a tragic accident.
Isabella is a gorgeous chef who melts the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When Isabella decides to break free from her rocky marriage and move to San Francisco, she discovers the perfect recipe for coming out on top - her own cooking show. But when her producer falls in love and her ex-husband comes to town, who knows which man will end up on bottom?
Cheng, a young Chinese man sworn to an oath of non-violence, is sent to live in Thailand with his uncle and cousins. His promise to his mother not to fight is repeatedly tested when he goes to work in the local icehouse for an abusive overseer. When some of his cousins are killed, after discovering the icehouse is actually a front for a heroin-smuggling operation, Cheng sets out to exact revenge.
America's smallest hero takes a giant bite out of the Big Apple! Kevin McCallister is back! But this time he's in New York City - with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground.
Uninhibited by cinematic convention, this quirky cult favourite about lust and duplicity delivers nonstop laughs from beginning to end as the film's central character discovers that his foxy fiancee, Lisa is bedding his best friend.
In this tense tale of psychological terror, Dr Malcolm Crowe is a child psychologist whose new patient has a problem far outside his usual area of expertise. Six-year-old Cole Sear claims to see the spirits of dead people everywhere he goes, unwillingly channelling ghosts who are troubled.
Martial arts drama starring Bruce Lee. Kung Fu pupil Chen Zhen returns to Shanghai for the funeral of his former teacher. When he discovers that his mentor was in fact murdered, Chen sets out to avenge his death.
When Qin decides to give up his bachelor days and have one last shot at love, he finds himself on a number of disappointing blind dates, until he meets the stunning airhostess, Xiaoxiao. While Qin quickly falls for his new friend, Xiaoxiao has given up on love after her last failed relationship which left her with a broken heart, but maybe all she needs is the right man to fix it.