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.
Ripe with the spirited fun, imagination and magic of Roald Dahl's classic fantasy, Walt Disney Pictures' juicy big-screen version of James and the Giant Peach follows the exciting journey of a lonely young boy who finds some unusual new friends and unexpected adventures when he climbs inside a giant peach and sets sail for New York City.
As Chester Kent dives head first into producing musical shorts for the cinema, he must contend with his greedy ex-wife Cynthia, predatory gold-digger Vivian Rich, faithful girl Friday who loves him from afar Nan Prescott, would-be star Scotty Blair, who's living off an older benefactress, his assistant Francis, who constantly moans "it will never work" and secretary Bea Thorn who finally takes off her glasses and becomes a star.
Just when it seems Peter Colt's career as a pro tennis player is over, a twist of fate sends him to Wimbledon with a chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of winning the men's singles title. There he meets and falls for rising American tennis star Lizzie Bradbury. Fuelled by his new-found romance, luck, and on-court prowess, Peter serves up competition and begins to ascend the ranks. Can his luck hold out?
Jamal Malik is an orphan from the slums of Mumbai. He is one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum, each chapter revealing the key to each answer in the game show's questions.
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.
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.
Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace; his actress wife, Mia; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge ; master fixer Winston Wolfe and a nervous pair of armed robbers, "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny".
There's never been a friendship quite like Harry and Sally's. From faking an orgasm at the diner, to debating the odds of having great sex. There's nothing Harry and Sally don't do together. Well, almost nothing. The two of them resist their sexual attraction to maintain their friendship, a relationship always teetering on the brink of love. As the two draw closer, the question resurfaces: Can they stay just friends?
Whoopi Goldberg stars in this screen adaptation of Alice Walker's joyous, Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. A young black woman who is mistreated from an early age by the people who "own" her, is sustained by the close bond with her younger sister, to whom she pours her heart out in letters.
Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are magically turned into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball to meet her Prince.
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.
High above the city of LA, a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. But one man has managed to escape detection: an off duty cop. He's alone, tired, and the only chance anyone has.
Iconic director Werner Herzog takes us deep behind the frontier of the extraordinary Chauvet Cave in southern France. This is where the world's oldest cave paintings - hundreds in number - were discovered in 1994. In this mesmerising documentary, he reveals to us a breathtaking subterranean world and leads us to the 32,000-year-old artworks.
This beautifully shot, multi-layered film explores memory, love and reconciliation. Set in the 1950s during the national crisis which erupted following Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbour, on an island in the Pacific Northwest. A flickering lantern signals distress from a crippled fishing boat, while elsewhere a freighter lurches blindly through the chalky mist. By morning, sea and sky are clear, but the tranquil village of fishermen and berry farmers will forever be changed. One man has lost his life and another, a childhood friend, has been charged with taking it. An investigation is launched. The trial begins.
This film is set in World War II. Guido is a charming, bumbling Jewish waiter whose colorful imagination and playful spirit help him to woo a beautiful schoolteacher. The couple marries and has a young son, but before long their idyllic world is threatened by Nazi soldiers who force the family into a concentration camp.
In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn.
In his first feature, Baz Luhrmann directs Paul Mercurio, in his debut role, as Scott Hastings in this multi-award-winning, engaging story of a champion ballroom dancer whose unconventional approach puts his career in jeopardy. When Scott partners with Fran (Tara Morice), who is willing to experiment with his new steps, he is fired with determination - and he'll need it, coming up against the ballroom dancing hierarchy who are not about to tolerate any new-fangled dance steps.
Academy Award winners Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star in this groundbreaking film as the glamorous couple of Depression-era bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. When Bonnie Parker (Dunaway) catches Clyde Barrow (Beatty) stealing her mother's car it's love at first sight ... and the two begin a nationwide crime spree. As young gangsters in love, who attack the wealthy establishment and live by their own rules, Bonnie and Clyde capture the attention of an entire country - for the short time that they manage to elude law enforcement.
Tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. Four Lions is a comic tour de force, which shows that - while terrorism is about ideology - it can also be about idiots.
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.
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.
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).
Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. In 1977, Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten are the stars of the punk rock group the Sex Pistols. Sid falls in love with a young American, Nancy, and the two become more and more addicted to drugs. In October 1978 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Nancy is found stabbed with Sid lying prostrate at her side.
The espionage trial that inspired the Broadway play was a global sensation, a windfall of stunning revelations. Love's mysteries and betrayal's cruelties are boldly portrayed in this fictional tale of French diplomat Rene Gallimard and Beijing Opera star Song Liling. Rene believes he's found the perfect woman but after a love affair of nearly 20 years, he finds he cannot believe anything about the beguiling, secretive singer.
This haunting story centres on Jonas, a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colourless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past.
This remake of the popular anime series is set in 1868 after the end of the Bakumatsu war. A former assassin vows never to kill again, until he's forced to grapple with what renouncing violence could mean. In Japanese.
The President does not seem to have much of a chance of being re-elected, when he is caught in a scandalous situation days before the election. Robert De Niro stars as the President's advisor who enlists the help of a top Hollywood producer to manufacture a war in Albania that the President can heroically end, that exists only on TV.
Follows the misadventures of Geng Hao, a former champion cyclist who is barred from competition for unknowingly failing a drug test. Now a bicycle courier, he must think on his feet when he stumbles into an elaborate plot involving drug traffickers, ruthless businessmen, a Thai kickboxer and far too many mistaken identities.
Three women from different eras are linked by their common yearnings and fears. Virginia Woolf, in a suburb of London in the 1920s is battling insanity as she struggles to begin writing her first great novel, Mrs Dalloway. Laura Brown, a young wife and mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, is reading Mrs Dalloway, and is so deeply affected by it that she begins to question the life she has chosen for herself. Finally, Clarissa Vaughan is a modern-day Mrs Dalloway in contemporary New York, planning a party for her friend and former lover who is slowly losing his fight with AIDS. Three women, separated by a span of nearly 80 years, find themselves weathering similar crises, all linked by a single work of literature.
A disaffected magazine intern befriends an unusual man who is looking for a partner to accompany him on a trip back through time. The trip innocently start out as a story assignment, however the course events turn the journey into something much more.
Austrian military officer Leo von Sellentin catches but a momentary glimpse of Felicitas standing in a railway depot, but the vision seared into his mind changes his life forever. When Leo meets Felicitas a few years later, he can't help but fall in love, unaware that she is already married.
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.
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.
After Pat loses his job and wife he winds up living with his parents. He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife but things get complicated when he meets Tiffany, who offers a helping hand but there's a catch.
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.
In the third and final film in the epic Corleone trilogy, Michael Corleone has a strong desire to escape the corruption of his 'family business' and takes a young protege under his wing, but fate and circumstance dictate otherwise.
For a rookie cop, there's one thing more dangerous than uncovering a killer's fantasy: becoming it. Megan Turner is a rookie New York cop, stalking a mad man who's mad about her. Caught up in a lethal environment of murder, romance and revenge, Jamie Lee Curtis stars in this highly acclaimed and powerful action-packed thriller.
It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. This film is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.
After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Several months after the events of Gantz, Kurono faces an impending alien invasion under the order of Gantz, a mysterious giant black orb. As he closes in on the magical "100" score to resurrect his friends, young pop star Eriko is being secretly ordered by Gantz to carry out assassinations, and cop Shigeta inches closer towards finding out the truth about the invading aliens.
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.
Assigned to an abandoned US army outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar finds himself alone in the vast wilderness. Befriending the very people he's been sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux Indians, Dunbar slowly comes to revere those he once feared.
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, this film tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.
In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio, who snipes at innocent victims and demands ransom through notes left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Harry Callahan (known as Dirty Harry by his peers through his reputation handling of homicidal cases) is assigned to the case along with his newest partner Inspector Chico Gonzalez to track down Scorpio and stop him. Using humiliation and cat and mouse type of games against Callahan, Scorpio is put to the test with the cop with a dirty attitude.
TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornadoes.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover the Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
In 1940s China, a small town is ruled by the Axe gang and Sing desperately wants to be a member. One day he stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric men, who turn out to be the world's greatest kung-fu masters in disguise.
Based on the true story of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly and Daisy and their cousin, Gracie (Evelyn Sampi, Laura Monaghan, Tianna Sansbury), who in 1931, were forcibly removed from their mothers and their home in Jigalong and moved over fifteen thousand miles away, as a part of official Government policy. Molly leads her younger sister and cousin on a brave escape and in a bid to find their way home, following, on foot, the rabbit-proof fence that cuts across the Gibson Desert and towards Jigalong.
Salute tells the story of the events surrounding one of the most iconic moments of the 1968 Mexico Olympics and US Civil Rights Movement. A documentary that reveals the history, the pride and the price three athletes paid for standing up for their beliefs.
From myth to legend Rowland S Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker's Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, the unique distinctive fury of his guitar style shot him directly into the imagination of a generation.
Director John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together "in the 'hood." Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face.
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient this psychological film. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud, but soon both men fall under Sabina's spell.
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.
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.
In this quirky romantic comedy about love and fate, a young greeting card writer is hopelessly, helplessly searching for the girl of his dreams ...and his new co-worker, Summer Finn, may just be "the one." But the 500 days of their offbeat relationship reveal (in no particular order) that the road to happiness can be unpredictable, uncontrollable - and unbelievably funny.
Brad Taggart is a kind-hearted radio executive who wants to be the best possible stepfather to his wife's two children. When her freewheeling ex-husband Dusty breezes back into town, Brad's feeling of insecurity quickly develops into an inferiority complex. As Dusty demonstrates his flair for athletics, home repair and bad-boy charisma, Taggart finds himself in a no-holds-barred battle to one-up his rival and win the approval of his family.