A sweet and extremely intelligent young girl lives with cruel parents and goes to school with the worst principal in the world. When she accidentally unleashes telekinetic powers, she uses them to help those she loves and to drive her principal away from school.
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learn there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
After NASA discovered the possibility of alien life in our solar system, a probe is sent out to collect samples but crash lands on re-entry over Mexico. Soon after, new life forms begin to appear in Mexico and half the country is quarantined as an infected zone. Essentially, Monsters is a kind, touching and romantic film about two people that bond under extraordinary circumstance.
This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. Winner of the 'Special Jury Prize' at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival..
A young boy, Elliott ventures into his backyard and discovers something mysterious watching him from the woods. It is an alien that was mistakenly left behind by his people and now does not know how to get home. Discovering he is harmless, Elliott embarks on a quest to help E.T. find his way home.
Part II continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. The early life and career of Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada, to pre- revolutionary 1958 Cuba.
Viewed as one of the best American films ever made, this first instalment follows the story of Don Corleone, the aging patriarch of an organised crime dynasty, and his family. After a two failed assassination attempts, Corleone, 'The Godfather', transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son, Michael.
Snowed in during a trip to Pennsylvania a self-centered television weatherman, Phil Connors wakes up to find himself stuck in time, endlessly repeating the same day over and over again. His world is inhabited by the same people, during the annual Groundhog Day festivities, but they don't know that time is repeating itself. Phil has to learn the error of his ways and correct them before the day will finally end!
A visually striking Japanese anime based ont he very successful science fiction novels by Hiroshi Mori. On a future Earth, there is no longer any war between nations. Peace reigns over the entire planet. However, it's been found that people need the tension and excitement to feel truly alive. To fill this need, staged 'wars' between various corporations provide the excitement that actual wars had provided.
An incredible, unique and moving documentary about a British concert pianist playing music to blind, injured and orphaned elephants with extraordinary results. At a sanctuary on the shores of the iconic River Kwai in Thailand, Paul Barton from Yorkshire plays the works of the world's great composers to endangered Asian elephants and reveals their secret love of music. As these magnificent and much loved mammals trumpet, curl their trunks, dance or accompany him on the piano, we learn that even a killer bull-elephant likes to unwind with a bit of Beethoven.
*Adult Themes, Coarse Language* *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program contains images and voices of people who have died*
Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst natural disasters in Australia's history, virtually wiping the city of Darwin from the map. Now 40 years later, previously untold stories reveal compelling new perspectives on the devastating storm, the controversial mass evacuation and the troubled reconstruction, investigating the socio-political effects on Darwin and its residents. Extraordinary archival footage, immersive animation and in-depth interviews tell a powerful story revealing the legacy and myths of Cyclone Tracy including the coming of age of Darwin, the heroism of Darwinians, and the politicisation of the rebuild. The failure of most official records of the disaster to mention Indigenous people is addressed with stories from Aboriginal people who lived through the storm, and accounts of traditional Aboriginal beliefs that explain from a cultural standpoint the cyclone and resulting devastation. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Brindle Films and Nirvana Films. Produced with assistance of Screen Territory in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Australia. Produced by Rachel Clements and James Bradley. ABC Executive Producer and Head of Indigenous Sally Riley.
In this modern update to Alexander Dumas' classic story, the young hero D'Artagnan and three of France's most elite warriors battle their way across Europe to save king and country from a conspiracy led by deadly assassin Milady and the Duke of Buckingham.
Set in a world where every holiday has its own special land, this film follows the misguided passion of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved Pumpkin King, who oversees the creation of all the ghoulish delights, frights and surprises that his holiday traditionally exports to the 'real world'. Bored with the same annual routine, Jack finds a new purpose in life when he accidentally stumbles upon the entry to Christmastown and becomes instantly enraptured with the bright colours, toys, decorations and warm spirit that he discovers there.
A sexy, atmospheric thriller, very much in the style of Alfred Hitchcock, with involving characters, steamy love scenes, and surprising plot twists. Al Pacino stars as Frank Keller, a lonely, tired, disillusioned, police detective who has a problem with alcohol. Frank is investigating a serial killer whom he believes finds victims by using personal ads in magazines, killing them while playing the old record Sea of Love.
Elissa Down's heart-warming AFI-winning story about fitting in, discovering love and accepting your family is based on her own life experiences and stars Toni Collette as Maggie Mollison who is not only pregnant, but also has two sons and a husband who talks to his teddy bear. Luke Ford stars as Charlie, who is autistic and Rhys Wakefield as 16-year-old Thomas, who tries to understand his unpredictable and sometimes unmanageable older brother.
Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late.
A mother must defend herself against charges that she murdered her infant daughter. Based on the true story of Australia's most sensational contemporary case. Meryl Streep won the New York Film Critics and Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards as Australia's Lindy Chamberlain.
This comedy-drama is set in a village between North Africa and the Middle East. A battle-of-the-sexes, the village women threaten to withhold sexual favours if the men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.
Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making.
His world shaped by ancient traditions, a young Thai fighter is called upon to defend his people and their honour after outsiders invade their home and destroy all that is sacred. Fuelled by desire to protect a way of life and avenge the wrong done to his family, he will bring the fight to their city.
Scott Calvin, a divorced father whose strained relationship with his son Charlie begins to mend only after a bizarre twist of fate transforms him into the new Santa. When Scott accidentally kills the current Mr. Clause on Christmas Eve, Scott dons Santa's suit and with Charlie, finishes Santa's Christmas deliveries.
This film follows Mei an exotic, beautiful blind dancer, associated with a dangerous revolutionary gang, known as the House of Flying Daggers. Captured by officers of the decadent Tang Dynasty, Mei finds herself both threatened - and attracted - to the most unusual circumstances.
Why is the Grinch such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and the Grinch's world upside down, inside out...and funny side up in her search for the true meaning of Christmas.
Experience the final chapter of the Aladdin saga in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves. There is a grand party in Agrabah when it looks like Princess Jasmine and Aladdin will finally get married. But first they must stop the legendary Forty Thieves from stealing a mysterious wedding gift - an all-seeing oracle that will lead them to riches beyond their imaginations.
The year is 1936, Indiana Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artefact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Joined with Marion Ravenwood and Sallah, Jones ventures to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artefact. He will have to fight his enemy Belloq and a band of Nazis for the Lost Ark.
The story follows Satsuke and Mai, two young girls who find their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life.
After hundreds of years working alone to clean up the planet, lovable robot Wall-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets the sleek, search robot, Eve, and embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
This is the story of Linh, a Vietnamese Australian university student who secretly starts part-time work as an escort. She develops a close rapport with one of her clients, an enigmatic American art dealer, who books her on a regular basis. For a time she manages to keep her two lives in separate compartments. But when she falls for a fellow student her worlds collide and things get complicated.
Bella (Kristen Stewart) awakens transformed - she is now a mother and finally...a vampire. While her husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) delights in her beauty, speed, and uncommon self-control, newly-born Bella has never felt more alive; and the destiny of her best friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) has become entwined in that of their exceptional daughter Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy).
When his father bundles him into the car in the middle of the night, ten-year-old Chook knows something is wrong. On the run from the law after committing a violent crime, the father and son escape into the Australian desert and must face up to their troubled relationship in order to survive. This acclaimed Australian film is an unforgettable love story between parent and child.
It's 1959. Two men face major turning points in their lives: one is in Washington, DC, preparing to announce his presidential candidacy, while the other is at the US embassy in Moscow, renouncing his American citizenship. These two seemingly unrelated occurrences started both men on a cataclysmic path that would alter the course of history.
After 18 years in prison, Viktor Khadem (Don Hany) is a man who has almost given up on life. For his final 12 months, he is sentenced to Won Wron, a low-security prison 200 km outside Melbourne in regional Victoria, where Senior Officer Matt Perry (Hugo Weaving) has established a unique program to rehabilitate broken men through giving them the responsibility for the rehabilitation of injured raptors - beautiful, fearsome, proud eagles, falcons and owls. With the odds against him Matt chooses Viktor as his number one test case, introducing him to Yasmine, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle with a two-metre wingspan. If these two can tame each other, anything is possible.
Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves 'Dumbledore's Army' Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.
Somewhere deep in the Australian outback there's a marauding, indestructible creature that can rip a man in half and destroy a homestead in seconds. This giant freak of nature is nine hundred pounds of tusk and muscle - and it is hell bent on terrorising the small isolated community of Gamulla - a town as violent and primitive as the beast that threatens it.
The root of evil is the love of money. Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston star with Tim Holt in this classic tale of the cunning, greed and paranoia caused by The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
In this contemporary story from the producers of Newsfront, Daniel Amalm (Home and Away) stars as Anthony Argo, a champion boxer and nightclub doorman whose Sicilian father is increasingly in conflict with his son over his pursuit of the fun side of life.
Bob Parr and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters - saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live 'normal' lives with their children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob is suddenly and mysteriously summoned to a remote island for a top secret assignment.
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.
Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone brings the life of the 43rd president to the big screen as only he can.