When the local coal mine is facing imminent closure, it could also see the demise of the village's brass band, but their leader is determined they should play on. When a beautiful young woman joins the band, the men decide to stay around and are persuaded to take part in a brass band championship where the defiant spirit of their community is reawakened.
Following the dismal reception of his latest play, Little Mary, J.M. Barrie meets widowed Sylvia and her four young sons in Kensington Gardens. He proves to be a great playmate and surrogate father figure for the boys, and their imaginative antics inspire him to write a play about boys who do not want to grow up.
It is the year 2057, the Sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth's last hope lies with the Icarus II, a spacecraft with a crew of eight men and women led by Captain Kaneda. Their mission: to deliver a nuclear device designed to reignite our fading sun.
In Geneva, a young model named Valentine meets a retired judge whose hobby is to listen in on his neighbours' phone calls. One of the people he eavesdrops on is Karin, whose boyfriend happens to live across the cross from Valentine. Valentine's boyfriend is a law student whose life has strong parallels with that of the snoopy retired judge. Dealing with concerns of French societal concerns, the film suggests that people's lives are mysteriously interlinked and that only fate governs them.
Julie's life is shattered after a horrific car accident kills her husband a famous composer and her five-year-old daughter. She sells all her belongings moves away and makes a decision to do absolutely nothing from then on. She wants no friends no memories nothing that might hurt her. But life catches on and she's slowly drawn to Oliver, a friend and colleague of her dead husband and she helps him finish the masterpiece her husband started.
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. This fascinating and rich film is arguably Mel Gibson's greatest achievement.
In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor, warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2003 Academy Awards.
A theatre troupe rehearsing a classic play of murder, betrayal and phantasmagorical vengeance find life bloodily imitating art backstage, in this wild cinematic detour from madly prolific Japanese auteur Takashi Miike.
Ryota is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his biological son or the boy he raised as his own.
Frances lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. This is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.
Adapted from William Shakespeare, the film tells the story of two couples - confirmed bachelor Benedick and caustic Beatrice, and young Claudio and innocent Hero. Playful bickering defines one couple, whereas romance and betrayal describe the other.
Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and sticking to the housework roster, to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they're just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood.
The classic tale of Princess Aurora and the evil curse placed on her at birth by a vengeful fairy named Maleficent. Aurora is doomed to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep slumber on her 16th birthday, with the only remedy being a kiss from her one true love.
The police department in Hong Kong has long been untouchable, until one night when hijackers kidnap five highly trained officers. Cryptic messages from the hijackers expose a mole within the task force.
Ten presents this digitally remastered Anzac Day film. Winner of eight AFI Awards. Academy Award winner Mel Gibson stars in this powerful tale directed by Peter Weir. Set in Gallipoli in World War I the film tells the story of the courage and mateship of two young Australian men.
Two years after he and his Autobot friends saved the Earth from the Decepticons, Sam Witwicky faces a new battle: college. Meanwhile, Optimus Prime and the Autobots are working with a secret military organisation and trying to make a home for themselves on Earth.
Princess Merida wants to make her own path in life. In doing so, she defies a custom, angering her kingdom. Seeking help, she is granted an ill-fated wish by a witch and now must use her bravery to undo the beastly curse.
Ella lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous 'gift' from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once Ella finds herself in the hands of several unscrupulous characters that she quite literally cannot disobey.
This is the cult classic that spawned a franchise and created the famous catch phrase I'll be back'. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the indestructible cyborg from a post-apocalyptic future who is sent back in time back to 1984 by the ruling super-computer, Skynet, to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) before she can fulfil her destiny and save mankind.
The Mobile Infantry are a corps of dedicated young men and women soldiers fighting side-by-side in the ultimate galactic war - the battle to save humankind. Their fight takes them to the outer reaches of the galaxy for an all-out war against the ultimate enemy - giant alien insects.
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her out of control 6-year-old, Samuel, a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel's dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called 'The Babadook' turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he's been dreaming about.
Through the lens of an eight-year-old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II, we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between the son of Nazi commandant and a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed wire fence, their lives become inescapably intertwined.
Australian farmer Connor, travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, who were reported as missing in action. Here, he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman who owns the hotel in which he stays.
Charley Partanna is an underworld hit man who likes to mind his own business, eat, drink, make love, and kill whoever gets in the way of the Mafia family he works for, until he meets his match in the beautiful Irene Walker. Their love affair takes a turn for the bizarre when Charley discovers that Irene is also a professional killer - and she's out to get him.
Two former cops start investigating the series of murders that ended and shamed their careers when the killings begin again. This stylish film noir was the winner of the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlinale.
Disney's animators and filmmakers have again expanded the boundaries of imagination. Fulfilling Walt Disney's original vision of uniquely fusing sight and sound in a full-length motion picture, this film begins where its predecessor left off, with seven completely new segments and the return of the popular The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
This Disney original classic has charmed audiences for generations with its irresistible tail-wagging stars, memorable story and wonderful blend of humour and adventure. Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain sets the fur-raising adventure in motion when she dognaps all of the Dalmatian puppies in London - including 15 from Pongo and Perdita's family.
After a brutal childhood at the hands of the police & the subsequent death of his father, Ned Kelly is imprisoned on the trumped up charge of horse stealing. Then when a police officer assaults Ned's sister Kate, it is Ned & his mother who are charged.
In picturesque Montmartre in 1942, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Their parents do not seem too concerned either, somehow putting their trust in the Vichy Government. But beyond this view, much is going on. Hitler has demanded that the French government round up its Jews and put them on trains for the extermination camps in the east.
Meet Dumbo, Mrs Jumbo's sweet little 'Baby Mine', who charms all who see him ... until it's discovered that he has huge floppy ears! With the support of his very best friend, Timothy the mouse, Dumbo soon learns that his spectacular ears make him unique and special, allowing him to soar to fame as the world's only flying elephant.
Brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan are struggling to keep their organic blood and bone fertiliser business in motion. Their secret 'recipe' for success (using dead car crash victims in their product) was a huge boon to business, but lately supply has been gravely low.
Honoured with legions of critical acclaim, Disney's 36th animated masterpiece magically transforms an ancient Chinese legend into unparalleled fun and adventure that comes along but once every dynasty. Embraced for her lovable, spirited nature, Mulan is a young girl who doesn't quite fit into her tradition-bound society. When the invading Hun army comes charging over China's Great Wall, Mulan's ageing father is ordered into battle. To spare him from harm, Mulan disguises herself as a soldier and secretly takes his place in the Imperial army, training with a comical, ragtag troop, led by the courageous Captain Shang.
All the music, fun and adventure under the sea! Ariel, the fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, lives in an underwater paradise with her father King Triton, and is enchanted with life above the sea ... even more so after saving a handsome prince from drowning! Against the advice of her best friend Flounder and the hilarious reggae-singing crab Sebastian, Ariel strikes a deal with the sea witch Ursula.
Soar away on a magic carpet ride of nonstop laughs and thrills in one of the most spectacular adventures of all time. In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar.
Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.
The story of Brian, a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd and truly hilarious circumstances, providing ample opportunity for the entire Monty Python ensemble to shine in multiple roles as they mock everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling to crazy prophets, Roman centurions and crucifixion. In what was the troupe's third film, they deliver a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical.
Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner from popping the question: Elle is too blonde.
Power company repairman Roy Neary witnesses unidentified flying objects in the skies near his Muncie, Indiana home. The encounter sets into action a startling chain of dramatic events. Trying desperately to understand what he has seen, Neary is increasingly driven to the emotional edge by the governmental cover up that's blocking him.
When her sister is kidnapped by thugs searching for a priceless jewel in the Colombian jungle, a romance novelist soon finds her own life filled with cliffhangers and danger. All alone, she sets out to rescue her sister and meets up with a handsome fortune seeker who convinces her to beat the bandits to the treasure.
The true story of a US fighter pilot's gruelling experiences as a prisoner of war in Laos after being shot down during the Vietnam War, and his eventual escape. A dramatisation of director Werner Herzog's 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly, this is an involving tale of courage and survival, with plenty of parallels to contemporary experiences of war and captivity.
It is Wendy Darling's last night in the nursery bedroom. Her father George says it's time for her to grow up and stop telling wild stories about Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, to her younger brothers, Michael and John. Not long after George and his wife Mary leave for a London party, Peter Pan himself flits through the nursery window