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The Birds

Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two love birds and they strike up a romance. One day birds start attacking children at Mitch’s sisters party. A huge assault starts on the town by attacking […]

Psycho

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and […]

APOLLO 13

Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell (Hanks), Fred Haise (Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Bacon) fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly (Sinise), flight director Gene Kranz (Harris) and a heroic ground crew race against time – and the odds – to bring them […]

The Blues Brothers

After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) — collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting […]

Jaws

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) […]

Scarface

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased […]

Milk

In 1972, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with Milk determined to accomplish something meaningful in his life. Settling in the Castro District, he opens a camera shop and helps transform the area into a mecca for gays and lesbians. In 1977 he becomes the nation’s […]

The Dressmaker

After years working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses, the beautiful and talented misfit Tilly Dunnage returns home to the outback town of Dungatar to reconcile with her past. Armed with her sewing machine and couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town and in the process exacts revenge on those who did […]

To Kill a Mockingbird

Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6, and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man […]

Xanadu

Struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) is trapped in a dull job painting album covers. He is instantly attracted to Kira (Olivia Newton-John), an anonymous woman randomly photographed in the background of one of his assignments, but no one is able to identify her. Visiting the auditorium where the cover was shot, Sonny finds the […]

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

A lost little alien befriends 10-year-old, Elliot. As Elliot tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him get home, they discover a special connection that binds them together. It becomes a race against time to save E.T., and Elliot, as his health begins to quickly deteriorate within this foreign world.

Love Actually

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love […]

The Breakfast Club

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her […]

The Dark Crystal

Jim Henson ventures into Tolkien territory in his all-Muppet fantasy feature The Dark Crystal. The titular Crystal maintains equilibrium in a mythical kingdom. When the Crystal is broken, the evil Skeksis take over, killing off the good-guy Gelflings and enslaving everyone else. Two of the Gelflings have survived: Jen was raised by the all-knowing Mystics, […]

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

A hilarious portrayal of a group of southern California high school students and their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Amy Heckerling’s directorial debut brings to life first-time screenwriter Cameron Crowe’s insider’s view of teenage American life in the 1980s. Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested […]

Mamma Mia!

Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down […]

Bridesmaids

From the producer of Superbad, Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes the breakout comedy critics are calling “brazenly hysterical!” (Alynda Wheat, People) Thirty-something Annie (Kristen Wiig) has hit a rough patch but finds her life turned completely upside down when she takes on the Maid of Honor role in her best friend Lillian’s (Maya […]

The Castle

The quirky Kerrigan family lives together in a makeshift home they built themselves — with great pride and a bizarre attention to detail — a few yards from the edge of Melbourne, Australia’s busy Tullamarine Airport. When a building inspector condemns the building and reveals that the government plans to use their land for an […]

American Pie

You’ll never look at warm apple pie the same way again! American Pie takes a hysterical look at the goal of four “unlucky in love” high school friends who make the ultimate pact: lose their virginity by prom night. As they try to manipulate their way into the… hearts of some of their classmates, their […]

Pulp Fiction

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace […]

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

David Lynch’s prequel to his cult television series Twin Peaks concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose plastic-wrapped corpse, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series. During the day in the town of Twin Peaks, Laura is a top honors student at the […]

SHANGHAI SURPRISE

Glendon Wasey (Sean Penn) is a sleazy, down-on-his-luck con man struggling to sell glow-in-the-dark neckties in Shanghai. When he encounters the lovely Gloria Tatlock (Madonna), a missionary nurse who wants to obtain a supply of opium to ease the suffering of her patients, he decides to help her get hold of a stolen supply of […]

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady, winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director, is arguably the greatest movie musical of all-time. A jewel of a film and one that certainly ranks high among the greatest motion pictures ever made and having recently enjoyed a pioneering restoration effort in time for the 50th […]

Fantastic Planet (La planète sauvage)

This animated tale follows the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags, who rule the planet of Ygam. While the Draags have long kept Oms as illiterate pets, this hierarchy shifts after an Om boy becomes educated, thanks to a young female Draag. This leads to an Om […]

Hiroshima Mon Amour

The deep conversation between a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) and a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) forms the basis of this celebrated French film, considered one of the vanguard productions of the French New Wave. Set in Hiroshima after the end of World War II, the couple — lovers turned friends — recount, over many hours, […]

IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES

A former prostitute (Eiko Matsuda), now working as a servant, begins a torrid affair with her married employer (Tatsuya Fuji). Based upon a true incident in 1930s Japan, Nagisa Oshima’s controversial film effectively skirts the borderline between pornography and art — making Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris of four years earlier look like children’s […]

The Tin Drum

Oskar Matzerath (David Bennent) is a very unusual boy. Refusing to leave the womb until promised a tin drum by his mother, Agnes (Angela Winkler), Oskar is reluctant to enter a world he sees as filled with hypocrisy and injustice, and vows on his third birthday to never grow up. Miraculously, he gets his wish. […]

Au hasard balthazar

This thoughtful and unique French film reveals the surprisingly deep connection between Marie (Anne Wiazemsky), a sensitive farm girl, and her cherished donkey, Balthazar. Though Marie and Balthazar are eventually separated when she gets older, the tale follows both the young woman and the donkey as they contend with the hardships of the world. Although […]

Mouchette

 Following Au Hasard Balthazar, Robert Bresson’s Mouchette is the heartbreaking story of an alienated teenage girl whose life is mired in desolation and brutality. A metaphor for wider social conflict and alienation, Bresson said of the film: “Mouchette offers evidence of misery and cruelty. She is found everywhere: wars, concentration camps, tortures, assassinations.” Neglected by […]

LE CERCLE ROUGE

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.

Jacob’s Ladder

Terrifying, demonic hallucinations haunt Jacob Singer’s everyday life, where it seems that around every corner, a monstrous shadow lurks. When his army buddies from Vietnam reveal that they suffer the same symptoms, Jacob goes on a quest for answers. But the truth is far stranger then any of them could have possibly imagined.

Hamlet

Mel Gibson stars as the tortured Prince battling with his sanity and his conscience to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude (Glenn Close) has already married Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, the new King. They urge Hamlet to marry his beloved Ophelia. But soon the ghost […]

Can’t Stop The Music

It’s New York, it’s 1980 and the infectious sound of Disco fever is spreading across the city. But while the hip shaking NYC party crowd roller skate from one glitter ball to the next, Saddle Tramps DJ and songwriter Jack Morall is struggling to get his work noticed. Maybe his flatmate, the super sexy supermodel […]

BREATHLESS, A BOUT DE SOUFFLE

Michel Poiccard, an ex-airline steward turned hoodlum, steals a car and heads to Paris. Discovering a gun in the car’s glove compartment, he uses it to shoot and kill a cop who tries to wave him down. He wants to escape to Italy with his American girlfriend Patricia, but the police are after him, and […]

Total Recall

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?

Three Days Of The Condor

A mild mannered CIA researcher, paid to read books, returns from lunch to find all of his co-workers assassinated. “Condor” must find out who did this and get in from the cold before the hitmen get him.

The Piano

Mute pianist, Ada arrives in 19th Century New Zealand, with her daughter and beloved piano, as the reluctant participant in an arranged marriage. Of all her belongings her husband abandons only the piano, selling it to his illiterate neighbour, Baines. Unable to bear its certain destruction, Ada strikes a bargain to earn back her piano […]

The Elephant Man

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by Danny Boyle, this Academy Award® winning film tells the story of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a young orphan from the slums of Mumbai who is one question away from the ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ jackpot. Arrested on suspicion of cheating and desperate to prove his innocence, he tells the incredible story […]

PIERROT LE FOU

Based on Lionel White’s novel Obsession, Pierrot Le Fou is the story of a bored husband who runs away from Paris to the South of France with an unpredictable but beguiling young babysitter (Anna Karina) after a corpse is found in her flat. After an idyllic time at the seaside they hit the road once […]

Flash Gordon

Flash is a football hero skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov’s spaceship along with the beautiful Dale Arden. The threesome is drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo where they encounter Ming the Merciless and together must foil his plot to destroy Earth.  

RAMBO: First Blood Part 2

Although the Vietnam War is over, Rambo finds himself back in the jungles of Vietnam on a top-secret mission to locate American POWs. Armed with just his bow, arrows and a knife, he must fight back with a vengeance. Stars Sylvester Stallone as the iconic eponymous action hero.

SAW

With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

Color Me Kubrick

The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick’s last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.

Black Balloon

Two high-school friends fall in love, thanks to the help of their friends. As their relationship progresses further and further, they leave their best friends in the dust. Eventually, tensions about sex, their lives, and their future together rise and they are forced to make a heart-wrenching decision.

Amelie

Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) lives in Paris, and in a world of her own. Introverted, but with a very extroverted imagination, Amelie is obsessed with the small pleasures of life and believes she can twist the fate of others by affecting the slightest changes in their environment. So she sets out to give the lonely […]

Alphaville

In Alphaville, Jean-Luc Godard fuses a hardboiled detective story with science fiction. Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine), a hero Godard borrowed from a series of French adventure films, comes to Alphaville, the capital of a totalitarian state, in order to destroy its leader, an almost-human computer called Alpha 60. While on his mission, Lemmy meets and […]

Ran

Ran, is a 1985 Japanese-French jidaigeki epic film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as Hidetora Ichimonji, an aging Sengoku-era warlord who decides to abdicate as ruler in favor of his three sons. The story is based on legends of the daimyo Mōri Motonari, as well as on the Shakespearean tragedy […]

The Fifth Element

Set in the 23rd century, Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element takes us to a world vastly different from that which we know today. For ex-Marine Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), 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 […]

Lord of the Flies

Peter Brook’s Lord of the Flies is the best-loved adaptation of William Golding’s classic 1954 novel. When a plane carrying several dozen English schoolboys crash-lands on an uninhabited tropical island, the children are left to fend for themselves. Leadership is left to two very different boys—the charismatic and dependable Ralph, and the macho, wild Jack. Soon […]

Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders’ modern-day classic follows Harry Dean Stanton as Travis, a man who has removed himself from his family and society, silently wandering the deserts of the southern United States. Missing for years and presumed dead, Travis is drawn back into society by his brother Walt (Dean Stockwell) after collapsing at a petrol station. Reuniting […]

The Boys

A day in the life of brutality… Brett Sprague returns to his family home after twelve months in jail. Things have changed while he has been away – his brother Glenn has moved out with his girlfriend Jackie, younger brother Stevie’s pregnant girlfriend Nola now lives with the family, and his mother Sandra has taken […]