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Darkest Hour (2017)
Director: Joe Wright
When Winston Churchill replaces Neville Chamberlain as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, he feels the pressure to begin peace negotiations with Hitler or to take on the Nazi regime. This multi-award-winning film won Oscars for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling in 2018.

Les Miserables (2012)
Director: Tom Hooper
Set in revolutionary Paris, this epic musical retells Victor Hugo’s timeless tale of Jean Valjean, who vows to turn his life of crime around despite being doggedly chased by Inspector Javert. The story culminates as turmoil engulfs Paris, leading to the Paris Uprising of 1832. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star; Hathaway won an Oscar as Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the "developed" world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands.

The King’s Speech (2010)
Director: Tom Hooper
Before becoming King George VI, "Bertie" suffered emotionally from stuttering, which many viewed as a reason why he should not be king. With the help of a radical speech therapist, George is finally able to manage his stuttering and gain the confidence needed to lead the country through war.

The Queen (2006)
Director: Stephen Frears
Dame Helen Mirren turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in this film that profiles the Queen’s attempts to treat Princess Diana’s death as a private family matter.

Long Way Round (2004-)
Directors: David Alexanian, Russ Malkin
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel the world via motorcycles. Equipped with on board cameras and one ride along cameramen, Ewan and Charley travel 19,000 miles from London to New York.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Director: Ang Lee
When Elinor, Marianne and Margaret are taken in by a cousin after their father dies, the opportunity for the young women to marry becomes challenging. Family disapprovals and a forced separation, as well as mismatched love, test the strengths of budding romantic relationships.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Director: Mike Newell
This film follows Charles and his friends as they attend four weddings and one funeral. After wondering if he would ever experience true love, Charles, a committed bachelor, thinks that he has found the one when he meets an American woman, Carrie.

Young Winston (1972)
Director: Richard Attenborough
This historical drama tells the story of Sir Winston Churchill, from his unhappy childhood to his time as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War to his first election to Parliament at the young age of 26.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Director: Mel Stuart
A group of American tourists take an 18-day guided bus tour of nine European countries (from London to Rome) and humor ensues.

Blow-Up (1966)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
This film is about a glamorous fashion photographer who lives life to the fullest. When he sees a beautiful yet mysterious woman in a park, he photographs her to her dismay. Originally titled Blowup.

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Director: Richard Lester
This British comedy stars the Beatles during the Beatlemania heyday. On their way to a London television broadcast, the Beatles find themselves sidetracked by Paul’s unconventional grandfather and Ringo, who goes missing right before the concert is to be televised.

Indiscreet (1958)
Director: Stanley Donen
This British romantic comedy is about an actress, Anna Kalman, who has given up on love. When Anna meets Philip Adams, a man whom she thinks is married, they fall in love. Instead of being a married man who is pretending to be single, Philip is actually single and pretending to be married.

Oliver Twist (1948)
Director: David Lean
Based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist is the story of a boy who is orphaned when his mother dies after giving birth in a workhouse. Oliver is placed in a juvenile home but eventually ends up back at the workhouse; he escapes and travels to London, where he becomes involved with a gang of juveniles.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Director: Justin Chadwick
Anne and Mary Boleyn, sisters, each seek the love of the passionate King Henry VIII, during an important time in European history.

To Kill a King (2003)
Director: Mike Barker
This movie, about friendships and politics, recounts the moments between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I.

This Is the Sea (1997)
Director: Mary McGuckian
The romance between Hazel, a Protestant, and Malachy, a Catholic, is uncertain. Rohan, a friend of Malachy’s brother, wants to recruit Malachy to fight for the cause, and Hazel’s brother, Jef, is keeping watch on the relationship by spying on Hazel’s meetings with Malachy.

Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
Director: Chris Bernard
When Peter and Sergei, two Soviet sailors, spend one night in Liverpool they meet two women, Elaine and Theresa. Elaine and Peter fall in love, but Peter and Sergei must board their ship the next day. Elaine decides to write a letter to Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, asking to be reunited with Peter. This film was a winner at the Quimper New Wave Festival in 1986 and the Venice Film Festival in 1985.

Birth of the Beatles (1979)
Director: Richard Marquand
Learn about the Beatles during the Hamburg years when they signed with Brian Epstein, just before their rise during the 1960s.

Hedd Wyn (1996)
Director: Paul Turner
Hedd Wyn is a young poet competing for the most sought-after Welsh poetry prize: chair of the National Eisteddfod. But before the winner is chosen, Hedd is sent off to fight in World War I. The film is a BAFTA Cymru Award winner for Best Drama – Welsh, BAFTA Awards, Wales.

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Director: Christopher Monger
When two English cartographers measure what is claimed to be the first mountain in Wales, they discover that it is not a mountain but a hill. The villagers become determined to turn their hill into a mountain but must keep the cartographers from leaving until they reach their goal.

The Shore (2012)
Director: Terry George
This short film shares the friendship of Joe and Paddy, two friends who were separated by the conflicts in Northern Ireland. Joe and Paddy eventually meet again, but not for 25 years. The film won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

The Mighty Celt (2005)
Director: Pearse Elliott
Fourteen-year-old Donal works in a kennel and discovers he is passionate about greyhound racing. The owner of the kennel, Good Joe, promises Donal that he can have his favorite greyhound, The Mighty Celt, if he wins three races in a row.

Rob Roy (1995)
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Set in early 18th-century Scotland, this film is about Rob Roy MacGregor, a Scottish clan chief who battles with a nobleman in the Scottish Highlands. This film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Hamlet (1990)
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
When Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, learns that his father was killed by his Uncle Claudius in order to obtain the throne, Hamlet plans revenge.

Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
Director: John Henderson This touching family film set in Edinburgh follows a West Highland White Terrier who refuses to leave the graveside of his deceased owner.

Braveheart (1995)
Director: Mel Gibson This sweeping biopic of William Wallace, the 13th-century warrior who led Scotland to independence against King Edward I of England, won Oscars for Best Picture, Directing and Cinematography. Mel Gibson famously brought the leader to life as actor and the Scottish Highlands to life as director.

Gregory’s Girl (1981)
Director: Bill Forsyth In this coming-of-age romantic comedy, awkward teen Gregory is infatuated with a girl at school and, upon getting a date with one of her friends, must navigate the complexities of young love and the envy of his equally awkward friends.

Ring of Bright Water (1969)
Director: Jack Couffer When Graham Merrill takes Mij, a pet shop otter, away from London to the coast of Scotland, the two friends begin exploring all the beauty surrounding them. While Mij swims and plays in the cold sea, Graham begins to fall for the town doctor, Mary.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Director: Ronald Neame Maggie Smith stars in this film version of the stage production, winning an Oscar for her performance. She plays a strong-willed instructor in a private 1930s Edinburgh school, teaching her own romanticized curriculum to her 12-year-old students. A fine portrayal of Scottish manners in the 1960s.

Local Hero (1983)
Director: Bill Forsyth In this quirky and delightful film, Peter Riegert plays an oil company executive sent to Scotland to purchase a tiny, picturesque village. Burt Lancaster plays the eccentric head of the company.

Simon King’s Shetland Diaries (TV Series 2010-)
Director: Nick Shoolingin-Jordan
Simon King, a wildlife cameraman and presenter, moves to the Shetland Isles with his family to live through the changing seasons.

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Directors: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
In this dramatic re-telling of Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300-mile expedition of 1947, the Norwegian explorer proves naysayers wrong by sailing a balsawood raft across the Pacific from South America to Polynesia.

To the Arctic 3D (2012)
Director: Greg MacGillivray
This documentary shows the realness of survival in the wilderness. Follow the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin 7-month-old cubs as they navigate through melting ice, mammoth glaciers, mountain peaks and stunning waterfalls.

Ein Mann, ein Fjord! (2009)
Director: Angelo Colagrossi
When contest-crazy Norbert Krabbe wins the right to have a Norwegian fjord named after him, he and his daughter, Ute, begin their journey north. Unbeknownst to Norbert, because Ute has lost her cellphone and his wife cannot reach him, he is the winner of a big cash price that must be collected in person.

The Danish Poet (2006)
Director: Torill Kove
This Oscar winner for Best Animated Short Film tells the tale of a poet who travels to Norway in search of inspiration. When he arrives, he falls in love with a farmer’s daughter, but circumstances separate the two until they reunite many years later.

Kochuu (2003)
Director: Jesper Wachtmeister
This documentary explores modern Japanese architecture as it relates to the Japanese tradition and Nordic building tradition, intertwining nature and concrete, gardens and high-tech and modern and traditional into visually stunning constructions.

Edvard Munch (1974)
Director: Peter Watkins
This biopic of Norway’s famed Expressionist painter spans 30 years of the artist’s life, focusing on the factors that shaped his world view and artistic sensibilities, from disease and loss to his affair with a married woman.

Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Director: Anthony Mann
Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris star in this film about the World War II Norwegian resistance against German troops who were manufacturing a component for the atomic bomb.

The Vikings (1958)
Director: Richard Fleischer
This adventure was produced by and stars Kirk Douglas, with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Based on the sagas of the Norse ruler Ragnar Lodbrok, it was mostly filmed amidst the grandeur of Norway’s fjords.

Kon-Tiki (1950)
Director: Thor Heyerdahl
The only Norwegian feature film to have won an Oscar (for Best Documentary), this remarkable piece of filmmaking was written and directed by Thor Heyerdahl, the explorer who set out in 1947 to prove that pre-Columbian South Americans could have reached Polynesia by raft.

The Islands and the Whales (2016)
Director: Mike Day
Faroe Islanders are facing a modern-day struggle with one of their traditional sources of food: whale. Today, Faroe Islanders are discovering that the whales are toxic due to contamination and now must choose between health and tradition.

Winter Morning (2014)
Director: Sakaris Stora
This film is about the bond that two teenage girls share. Maria and Birita live in a small community in the Faroe Islands. When their friendship leads them to a turning point in their lives, Maria and Birita must address love and identity. Originally titled Vetrarmorgun.

Gló(ð) (2012)
Directors: Maria Winther Olsen, Sára Wang
This short coming-of-age film is about searching for true identity. A girl finds a pair of ballet shoes in a small cottage. When she puts the shoes on, dancers dressed in black appear.

Atlantic Rhapsody: 52 Scenes from Tórshavn (1990)
Director: Katrin Ottarsdóttir
This comedy drama connects the lives of individuals residing in Torshavn, Faroe Islands. Within 24 hours, their entertaining stories unfold as one scene merges into the next.

Under an Arctic Sky (2017)
Director: Chris Burkard
Set sail with six surfers in this documentary as they search for the perfect surf under the northern lights. Constant darkness, stormy seas and the worst storm to hit the country in twenty-five years are challenges the surfers must face in trying to reach their goal.

Icelandic Impressions (2015)
Director: Hannes Guggenberger
See Iceland in the fall. This documentary explores the natural beauty of Iceland when the northern lights season begins.

Rams (2015)
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Gummi and Kiddi are two brothers who live side by side tending to their sheep, but they have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease infects Kiddi’s sheep, the brothers come together to save the special breed passed down for generations. Originally titled Hrútar.

Land Ho! (2014)
Directors: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens
This poignant film explores the relationship between two ex-brothers-in-law who take a road trip through Iceland to reacquire youth, while addressing aging, loss and loneliness. Adventures ensue when they stop at trendy spas, campsites and nightclubs.

Herd in Iceland (2013)
Directors: Lindsay Blatt, Paul Taggart
This short documentary shows the bond between the people of Iceland and their beloved Icelandic horses, a pure breed that grazes freely in the highlands during the summer months. Each September, the horses are rounded up and reunited with their owners.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Director: Ben Stiller
Walter Mitty, a negative assets manager at Life
magazine, embarks on an adventurous global journey to track down a photojournalist when the negative for the magazine’s final print issue is discovered missing.

Home (I) (2009)
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertand
This documentary shows aerial footage from 54 countries and depicts how Earth’s problems are all interlinked.

Act Normal (2006)
Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
This documentary was filmed over the course of 10 years and follows a monk who lived a normal life by discarding his robe and marrying. He later divorced and returned to being a monk.

The Last Farm (2004)
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
In a remote corner of Iceland, Hrafn is doing chores before he and his wife, Gróa, leave for a retirement home in the city. But before their daughter, Lilja, picks them up, Hrafn is racing to complete some very specific last chores. Originally titled Síðasti bærinn.

The Importance of Being Icelandic (1998)
Director: Jon Einarsson Gustafsson
This short documentary follows several emigrants and Icelandic Canadians as they explore their Viking heritage.

Cold Fever (1995)
Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Hirata, a Japanese businessman, is reminded by his grandfather that he has a duty to fulfill and needs to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died seven years earlier. Hirata cancels a vacation to Hawaii and travels to Iceland for a road trip to find the location where his parents died. Originally titled Á köldum klaka.

Children of Nature (1991)
Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
When Thorgeir must leave his home in the Icelandic countryside and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik, he meets an old friend from his childhood and new adventures begin. Originally titled Börn náttúrunnar.

The Expedition to the End of the World (2013)
Director: Daniel Dencik
On a three-mast schooner, artists and scientists with ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus set off towards the end of the world: the rapidly melting ice massifs in Northeast Greenland. Originally titled Ekspeditionen til verdens ende.

Vanishing Point (III) (2012)
Directors: Stephen A. Smith, Julia Szucs
This documentary, adventure biography follows Navarana, a Polar Eskimo elder, who lives in the most remote corner of the planet, the northwest tip of Greenland.

Inuk (2010)
Director: Mike Magidson
Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again.

Eight Below (2006)
Director: Frank Marshall
Sled dog trainer Jerry Shepard has to leave an expedition in the Antarctic due to a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after the storm, but the mission is called off and Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission, while his dogs fight for survival.

Operation Blue Jay (1953)
Director: United States Army Signal Corps Operation Blue Jay
is a short documentary film about the building of Thule Air Base in Greenland. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Maudie (2016)
Director: Aisling Walsh
Set in 1930s rural Nova Scotia, this film is about a woman, Maud, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. Despite her arthritic pain, Maud decides to seek work and negotiates to get a job as a housekeeper in exchange for room and board. To keep herself positive, Maud begins to paint and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

Black Robe (1991)
Director: Bruce Beresford
Set in Quebec, New France, 1634, this film is about Jesuits who travel up the St. Lawrence River to make contact with a mission in the Huron nation. A young Jesuit priest attempts to convert tribes while surviving the harsh winter.

1981 (2009)
Director: Richard Trogi This charming coming-of-age film captures the 1980s with remarkable details. Filmmaker Richardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding a family move to a new neighborhood when he was 11 years old.

Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
Director: Claude Jutra Told from the point of view of a 15-year-old boy, this film examines life in the Maurice Duplessis era Asbestos region of rural Quebec prior to the Asbestos Strike of 1949. This film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 44th Academy Awards.

The Shape of Water (2017)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Elisa, an orphan and a mute, cleans labs at a top secret research facility. When she discovers a classified experiment about an amphibious creature, her life is changed forever. This multi-award winning film won an Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year 2018.

The Red Violin (1998)
Director: François Girard This film follows a famous Nicolo Bussotti violin as a collector tries to establish the identity and the secrets of "the red violin," which spans four centuries and five countries. This film received an Academy Award for the Best Original Score (John Corigliano). Originally titled Le violon rouge.

Agnes of God (1985)
Director: Norman Jewison When Sister Agnes gives birth at a convent and the baby dies, Sister Agnes has no memory of the event and an investigation begins. Mother Superior Miriam Ruth wants Agnes left alone, while a psychiatrist wants to help Agnes as well as uncover any wrongdoers.

Cry of the Wild (1973)
Director: Bill Mason Filmed over three years in the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, the High Arctic and near the Gatineau Hills in Quebec, this documentary offers viewers access to moments in wildlife never before seen on film and dispels the myth of the bloodthirsty wolf.

One Week (2008)
Director: Michael McGowan
This film chronicles Ben Tyler’s motorcycle journey from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia, with stops at iconic landmarks, as Ben seeks to find meaning in his life.

Moving Day (2012)
Director: Mike Clattenburg
When a moving company begins to fall apart, a group of four men who work for the company must learn how to face their challenges and move forward in life.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Director: Norman Jewison Thomas Crown, a successful, wealthy businessman, thinks he has pulled off the perfect multimillion dollar heist, but Vicki Anderson, an independent insurance investigator called in to recover the heist, begins a tight watch on his every move.

Chinese Puzzle (2014)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
This final film in the L’Auberge Espagnole
trilogy finds Xavier in the Big Apple after his wife, Wendy, leaves him for someone else and takes their two children with her to New York. Not wanting to be far from his children, Xavier finds a home in Chinatown, but trouble comes his way. Originally titled Casse-tête Chinois.

New York, I Love You (2009)
Directors: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Brett Ratner
In this modern comedy/drama/romance, multiple love stories unfold in one of the most beloved cities in the world—New York.

View from the Top (2003)
Director: Bruno Barreto
After reading Sally Weston’s book, Donna Jensen is not only convinced that becoming a flight attendant will be her only way out of Silver Springs, Nevada, but that she will work in first class on the New York–Paris flights.

The Great Gatsby (1974)
Director: Jack Clayton
When Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner new to living on Long Island, becomes intrigued by his ritzy and enigmatic neighbor, Jay Gatsby, he becomes a witness to obsession and tragedy.

Rare Bird (2006)
Director: Lucinda Spurling
Based on a true story, Rare Bird shares David Wingate’s 1951 discovery of the Bermuda petrel, also known as the cahow, a bird that was believed extinct 300 years prior. After persevering through invasive species, man-made development and the pesticide DDT, the cahow must now try to persevere through global warming.

The Secret of the Caribbean with Trevor McDonald DVD (2013)
Director: PBS Distribution
Explore the Caribbean with Sir Trevor McDonald as he travels 2,000 miles to capture the beauty of the region, from giant sea turtles in Grenada to the world’s finest coffee beans in the Blue Mountains, and Sir Richard Branson’s private island resort to lively Havana.

The Sweetest Mango (2001)
Director: Howard Allen
When Lovelyanne "Luv" Davies returns to small island life on Antigua after an extensive stay in Canada, she is faced with professional turmoil and personal drama.

Redeemer (2014)
Director: Ernesto Diaz Espinoza
A man who was once a former hit-man for a drug cartel finds redemption and pays for his sins by becoming a vigilante.

The Royal Tour of the Caribbean (1966)
Director: Derek Mayne This documentary shows pre-independence footage when Queen Elizabeth II paid a royal visit to the Crown Colonies of the Caribbean. With several stops, including Barbados, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis and more, this documentary was one of few that was made in the Caribbean in the 1960s.

Dunkirk (2017)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Alternating between three different periods of time, this film is about allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France who are stranded on Dunkirk during World War II and waiting for rescue, while being surrounded by the German Army. This multi-award winning film won three Oscars in 2018.

Admiral (2015)
Director: Roel Reiné This action, adventure biography revolves around real-life figure Michiel de Ruyter, one of the greatest innovators in combat engineering of the 17th century. When The Netherlands is on the brink of civil war and is attacked by England, France and Germany, only one man, Michiel de Ruyter, can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet. Originally titled Michiel de Ruyter.

By the Sea (2015)
Director: Angelina Jolie Vanessa and her husband, Roland, seem to be growing apart despite traveling together in France. But when they discover a quiet seaside town, they develop a mutual interest in the colorful inhabitants, bringing the two of them closer together.

Tim's Vermeer (2013)
Director: Teller In this documentary, inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer after becoming fascinated with the 17th-century Dutch painter.

Les Miserables (2012)
Director: Tom Hooper Set in revolutionary Paris, this epic musical retells Victor Hugo's timeless tale of Jean Valjean, who vows to turn his life of crime around despite being doggedly chased by Inspector Javert. The story culminates as turmoil engulfs Paris, leading to the Paris Uprising of 1832. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star; Hathaway won an Oscar as Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Director: Woody Allen Part romantic comedy, part fantasy, this film follows a screenwriter visiting Paris with his fiancée and her parents. Each night, he finds himself in 1920s Paris salons, meeting the likes of Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds, causing him to reconsider marriage. Allen won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay; it also was nominated for Academy's Best Picture of the Year Award.

Sarah's Key (2010)
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner This moving and enlightening film traces a modern-day journalist (played by Kristin Scott Thomas) who becomes entangled in the World War II plight of a young girl separated from her family by the Nazi Vel' d'Hiv Roundup of 1942.

Julie & Julia (2009)
Director: Nora Ephron With scenes of Paris and mouthwatering French food, the story of Julia Child's start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book; stars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Streep won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress.

In the City of Sylvia (2007)
Director: José Luis Guerin This film follows a young man, El, when he returns to Strasbourg in search of Sylvia, a woman he asked for directions in a bar six years before.

La Vie en Rose (2007)
Director: Olivier Dahan The back and forth nature of the narrative in this unchronological look at the tragic and famous life of the "Little Sparrow," Édith Piaf, suggests the patterns of memory and association.

Nightwatching (2007)
Director: Peter Greenaway This film tells the dramatic story of Rembrandt's masterpiece The Night Watch. After Rembrandt (played by Martin Freeman) stumbles on a murderous cabal of merchants, he paints their secrets into his work.

Ratatouille (2007)
Director: Brad Bird In this delightful animated film from Pixar Animation Studios, Remy the rat will stop at nothing to become one of Paris's top chefs, befriending a restaurant's garbage boy to commandeer a kitchen. The movie won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

A Good Year (2006)
Director: Ridley Scott Based on Peter Mayle's book A Year in Provence, a workaholic trades his life selling bonds in London to cash in on a winery that was left to him by his dead uncle. With every day of his new life, Max grows out of his obsessive behavior and into a life he comes to embrace.

Paris, Je T'aime (2006)
Director: Oliver Assayas Twenty great filmmakers were given a simple challenge: create a short film (under five minutes) in Paris, about love. Whimsically beautiful, this film reveals Paris's neighborhoods and the very human stories that they hold close.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet A young woman searches for her fiancé, who has disappeared at the Battle of the Somme. Jeunet features dreamlike sequences and flashbacks, while portraying the horrors of war. Originally titled Un long dimanche de fiançailles.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Director: Peter Webber This film tells the story about a young peasant maid who becomes a secret model for one of Johannes Vermeer's most famous works Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Amélie (2001)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet This romantic comedy traces the life of a timid waitress in Paris's atmospheric and beautifully captured Montmartre neighborhood as she makes it her mission to help improve the lives of those around her while neglecting her isolated existence. Nominated for five Academy Awards. Originally titled Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain.

Moulin Rouge (2001)
Director: Baz Luhrmann Referred to by some critics as a "pastiche-jukebox musical," this lush film follows a young English poet in Belle Epoque Paris as he falls in love with a terminally ill courtesan and cabaret performer in the Montmartre district. The movie stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor and won two Academy Awards.

Chocolat (2000)
Director: Lasse Hallström In this "stranger comes to town" film, Juliette Binoche plays an itinerant chocolatier who opens a confectionary shop in a tiny French village, unleashing the appetites of the townspeople and the wrath of its ultra-conservative mayor. The film skillfully depicts the provincial charms of village life. Johnny Depp and Judi Dench also star. Nominated for five Academy Awards.

Madame Bovary (2000)
Director: Tim Fywell This complicated drama, based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert, is about a woman who seeks passion and celebrity, but is married to a boring country doctor.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Director: Steven Spielberg This is a classic, graphic film of a WWII squad's search for Private Ryan in the midst of the Normandy invasion.

Tous les Matins du Monde (1991)
Director: Alain Corneau When Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe finds out that his wife died while he was away, he builds a small house in his garden during his grief and dedicates his life to music and to his two young daughters.

Jean de Florette (1986)
Director: Claude Berri Based on the two-volume novel by Marcel Pagnol, a greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. The film garnered a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Manon of the Spring (1986)
Director: Claude Berri In this sequel to Jean de Florette, featuring Yves Montand, a beautiful shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. Originally titled Manon des Sources.

Victor/Victoria (1982)
Director: Blake Edwards This gender-bending comedy starring Julie Andrews and James Garner tells the story of a struggling 1934 Paris lounge singer who concocts a scheme with her agent to perform as a man who is impersonating a woman. Difficulties ensue when she falls in love with a man. The movie won an Oscar for Original Song and Adaptation Score.

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
Director: Blake Edwards When the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the only clue being the Phantom's trademark glove, Inspector Clouseau is put on the case.

Two for the Road (1967)
Director: Stanley Donen In this romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, a married couple takes a road trip to Saint-Tropez, and as they drive through France, the audience is treated to flashbacks of previous trips that have influenced their relationship. Nominated for one Academy Award and two Golden Globes.

How to Steal a Million (1966)
Director: William Wyler When Nicole's father, a legendary art collector and forger, lends a fake statue to a prominent Paris museum, Nicole hires a burglar to steal the statue before the forgery is discovered.

Charade (1963)
Director: Stanley Donen Regina, a Paris-based American, realizes she doesn't really know or love her Swiss husband, Charles. But before she can request a divorce, Charles is found dead and Regina is pursued by men who want the fortune her late husband had stolen.

The Longest Day (1962)
Director: Darryl f. Zanuck Zanuck's epic recreation of the invasion of Normandy gets key events right and was filmed, in part, at Port-en-Bessin-Huppain.

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Director: George Stevens This film is set entirely in an attic in Amsterdam where Anne Frank experiences her first love and tries to live through the war with her family. Nominated for eight Oscars and winning three, the film remains an enduring classic.

Anastasia (1956)
Director: Anatole Litvak Russian exiles in Paris groom a down-and-out girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne in order to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England. In 1957, Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Anastasia.

Lust for Life (1956)
Kirk Douglas stars as Vincent van Director: Vincente Minnelli Gogh in this film adaptation by the great Vincente Minnelli, filmed on location in The Netherlands and France.

Steady (1952)
Director: Herman van der Horst This short documentary is about the reconstruction of Rotterdam, following the city's destruction by the Nazis in the Rotterdam Blitz. Originally titled Houen zo!

Children of Paradise (1945)
Director: Marcel Carné
One of the most famous French art films, Children of Paradise resembles a Manet painting with its dazzling depiction of 19th-century Paris streets, theaters and cafés. Originally titled Les enfants du paradis.

Cordeliers' Square in Lyon (1895)
Director: Louis Lumière
This short documentary offers a great deal of depth of focus as a stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon's Cordeliers's Square, a busy thoroughfare. Originally titled Place des Cordeliers à Lyon.

Our Virgin Island (1958)
Director: Pat Jackson
Evan and Tina are newlyweds who decide they do not need the comforts of modern society and buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands. Originally titled Virgin Island.

The Big Blue (1988)
Director: Luc Besson
Jacques and Enzo are well-known free divers who were once childhood friends. Love, family and the meaning of life and death are explored when these long-lost friends reunite at the world diving championships. Originally titled Le Grand Blue.

Aerial America: Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands (2016)
Director: Toby Beach
See the natural beauty of the Caribbean and learn about its significant history as this documentary takes you, via helicopter and impressive high-definition aerial cinematography, on a tour of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Director: Rob Marshall
While searching for the elusive fountain of youth, Jack Sparrow crosses paths with the beautiful but dangerous female pirate Angelica, who, along with her father, Blackbeard, is also on the hunt for the fountain of youth.

The Rum Diary (2011)
Director: Bruce Robinson
Freelance journalist Paul Kemp moves to Puerto Rico during the 1960s for a newspaper job and discovers that finding balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there is difficult.

Lovesickness (2007)
Directors: Carlitos Ruiz, Mariem Pérez Riera
This film deals with the ironies of love, as they relate to a middle-class family, a hostage situation and an elderly couple. This film has won numerous awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best First Work, as well as being chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 80th Academy Awards. Originally titled Maldeamores.

For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
Director: Joseph Sargent
This biopic tells the story of famed Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. Because of his fame, Arturo is given some privileges, but he questions the dictatorship that rules the country he loves so much. When Arturo decides to leave Cuba, he is worried that his wife and child might not be able to join him.

Paging Emma (1999)
Director: Roberto Busó-García
After watching her husband get shot and then abducted, Emma retreats from the world and finds solace in her work as an operator at a paging company. She begins to receive personal messages that only her husband could write and discovers that things are not always what they seem.

A Caribbean Dream (2017)
Director: Shakirah Bourne
This modern version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set under a full moon during a Caribbean festival on the island of Barbados. When a butler named Puck and some staff turn into fairies their playfulness affects the wedding plans of three multicultural couples.

Chrissy (2012)
Director: Marcia Weekes
This inspirational drama is about Chrissy, a disadvantaged schoolgirl who triumphs over being bullied and discriminated against. With an "I can do anything" attitude, Chrissy remains steadfastly focused on her goals.

The Return of Monte Cristo (1946)
Director: Henry Levin
This swashbuckler film is a sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo. After Edmond Dantes, the grandson of the Count of Monte Cristo, is falsely accused of forgery and imprisoned on Devil’s Island, he escapes and seeks revenge against those responsible for his imprisonment.

The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders After 40 years of photographing international conflicts and major events that show changes in humanity, Sebastião Salgado journeys on a new path to find some of the most pristine fauna and flora on the planet. Winner of 12 awards.

Burden of Dreams (1982)
Director: Les Blank
This documentary focuses on the production of Werner Herzog’s epic Fitzcarraldo (1982) and how the film was made despite problems that took place during the shooting, such as weather and the war between Peru and Ecuador.

Tawai: A Voice from the Forest (2017)
Directors: Bruce Parry, Mark Ellam Travel the world with explorer Bruce Parry as he seeks answers to why humankind changed when the nomadic way of life stopped. From deep within the Amazon to the forests of Borneo and beyond, this documentary shares the very different lives and voices of people from the heart of the forest.

Neighboring Sounds (2012)
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
When an independent private security firm arrives in a middle-class neighborhood in Recife, Brazil, the residents feel a sense of both safety and anxiety. This film reflects on Brazilian history. Originally titled O Som ao Redor.

Central Station (1998)
Director: Walter Salles
Josué, a 9-year-old boy, has never met his father. His mother sent letters to his father through Dora, an elderly woman who works at Rio de Janeiro’s Central Station writing and mailing letters for illiterate people. When Josué’s mother dies, Dora travels with him to find his father. Originally titled Central do Brasil.

Entre Nós (2014)
Directors: Paulo Morelli, Pedro Morelli
A group of friends who love literature decide to bury letters that they will open 10 years later, as a way to compare the dreams of their youth with what they will have become in the future.

Long Road North (2008)
Director: Ian Hinkle
This modern day "Motorcycle Diaries" documentary takes you on a long road trip that shows humanity in 18 countries, beginning at the tip of Argentina. Ride along through Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru and more.

A Useful Life (2010)
Director: Federico Veiroj
Filmed in black and white and set in Montevideo’s famous Cinemateca Uruguaya, this multi-award winning film tells the story of Jorge, a movie theater employee who must adjust to life without movies after the theater he has worked at for more than 25 years is forced to close forever. Originally titled La vida útil.

Norberto’s Deadline (2010)
Director: Daniel Hendler
Norberto, a shy, dissatisfied man, tries his hand at real estate after he is fired from an airline job. When his new boss suggests that he take a class to become more assertive, Norberto opts to take a theatre class. Norberto doesn’t want to tell anyone that he is taking the class and starts to lie to his wife and peers. A winner at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema. Originally titled Norberto apenas tarde.

Giant (2009)
Director: Adrián Biniez
When Jara, a late-night security guard at a supermarket, notices Julia, one of the cleaning crew members, he begins watching her via the supermarket cameras and falls in love. Jara is too shy to speak to Julia, so he begins to follow her around Montevideo as a way to get to know her better. Winner of 16 awards. Originally titled Gigante.

La banda de Lechuga: La Histoira (2009)
Directors: Magdalena Mactas, Facundo Medina
This documentary shares the story of El Lechuga, a producer and musician who faced numerous obstacles in life yet persevered to make his dreams of becoming a musician a reality.

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Director: Walter Salles
This Oscar-winning film is about the 4-month motorcycle trip that Ernesto Che Guevara took in 1952 with his friend Alberto Granado. A student at the time, and one semester away from graduation, Ernesto’s life would be changed forever after his travels. Originally titled Diarios de motocicleta.

Common Ground (2002)
Director: Adolfo Aristarain
When retired literature professor Fernando Robles concludes that he cannot live on his pension, and after moving to a small farm with his wife, he decides to grow lavender to sell the oil to the perfume industry. Originally titled Lugares comunes .

Son of the Bride (2001)
Director: Juan José Campanella
Rafael Belvedere is 42 and dealing with multiple personal problems; a minor heart attack has left him needing to address his past. Originally titled El hijo de la novia.

Patagonia (2010)
Director: Marc Evans
Gwen and Rhys are a Welsh-speaking couple living in Cardiff. When their relationship takes a turn for the worse because they are unable to conceive a child, the couple travels to Argentina together where Rhys has been commissioned to photograph the historic Welsh chapels in Patagonia.

Wildest Islands, Falkland Islands: Penguin Paradise (2015) (TV Episode, S2, E5)
Director: Colin Collis
The combination of sandy beaches, rolling meadows and rugged mountains make the Falklands a perfect sanctuary for penguins. Every summer, over 1 million penguins nest in the Falklands, including the King, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and Macaroni species.

The Revenant (2015)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Set in 1823, a frontiersman is exploring uncharted wilderness with a hunting team when he is attacked by a bear and left for dead. Using his survival skills and driven by vengeance, he hunts the former team member who abandoned and betrayed him. This film has won 85 awards.

Bombón: El Perro (2004)
Director: Carlos Sorin
Juan "Coco" Villegas is down on his luck after finding himself jobless overnight. At 52, after having been a gas station attendant for 20 years, finding work is difficult. One day, after fixing a vehicle, Coco is given a puppy as payment. After the puppy wins first prize at a local dog show, Coco’s life starts to turn around. Winner of four awards. Originally titled El Perro.

The Magnetic Tree (2013)
Director: Isabel de Ayguavives
When Bruno returns to Chile to say goodbye to his family home, now for sale, he pays a visit to a local and curious place, the "magnetic tree." After visiting the magnetic tree, Bruno experiences feelings nearly forgotten. Winner of three awards. Originally titled El Árbol Magnético.

The Pearl Button (2015)
Director: Patricio Guzmán
This documentary focuses on water, from a perspective that the ocean contains history and the sea holds voices. With its 2,670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, Chile’s landscape is supernatural; glaciers, mountains and volcanoes hold the voices of Patagonian Indigenous people, the first English sailors and political prisoners. This documentary has won 11 awards. Originally titled El botón de nácar.

Endless Poetry (2016)
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Seen and told through Alejandro Jodorowsky’s eyes and voice, this documentary shares Alejandro’s journey to find beauty and inner truth by living authentically and freely. From liberating himself from limitations to finding comfort in bohemian artistic circles in the 1940s, Alejandro has committed himself to creating spiritual and artistic awareness worldwide. Winner at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Originally titled Poesía sin fin.

Neruda (2016)
Director: Pablo Larraín
When Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, joins the Communist Party in the late 1940s, he becomes a fugitive in his home country and is hunted down by an inspector. Winner of 9 awards, including two wins in 2017 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

180° South (2010)
Director: Chris Malloy
Inspired by a legendary journey, this documentary captures Jeff Johnson’s travels as he follows in the footsteps of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. While en route, Jeff gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life and eventually meets his heroes in a hut on a rainy day.

The Lost Gods of Easter Island (2004)
Director: Kate Broome
In this TV movie documentary, David Attenborough finds himself traveling from Russia to Australia and from England to the Pacific after a simple, carved figure is bought at an auction in New York. On his journey, David explores the history of the Easter Island Maoi.

Rapa Nui (1994)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
On Easter Island, Chile, the Long Ears and the Short Ears tribes are at war, with the ruling class demanding larger Moai stone statues. When a ruling class warrior falls in love with a lower class girl, he must make a decision on where he stands.

Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
Director: Patricio Guzmán
In the Chilean Atacama Desert, two searches take place. One by a woman searching for the remains of loved ones murdered by Pinochet’s regime, and the other by astronomers seeking answers about the cosmos. Originally titled Nostalgia de la luz.

Hija de la laguna (2015)
Director: Ernesto Cabellos
This documentary tells the story of an Andean woman who communicates with water spirits and uses her powers to try to stop a mining corporation from destroying the lakes she considers to be her mother.

Secret of the Incas (1954)
Director: Jerry Hopper
A shady American adventurer, Harry Steele, and his adversary want to find a jeweled star that was stolen from the Temple of the Sun centuries ago for personal gain, while Inca natives also search for the star in hopes of restoring their ancient Inca Empire.

The Sacred Science (2011)
Director: Nicholas J. Polizzi
This documentary follows eight people with eight illnesses into the Amazon jungle as they seek medicinal help from medicine men in Peru. These people leave their modern world behind for plant remedies and spiritual disciplines.

Ghosts of Machu Picchu (2010) (Nova: Season 37, Episode 4)
Director: PBS Distribution
Nova visits the ruins of Machu Picchu to try and determine what happened to the most famous archeological ruin in the Western Hemisphere.

When Two Worlds Collide (2016)
Directors: Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel
This documentary shares the passion of an indigenous environmental activist who takes a stand against large businesses that are destroying the Amazon. Winner: Special Jury Award: Best Debut Feature at the Sundance Film Festival 2016.

Amazon Souls (2013)
Director: Sarah Begum
When Sarah Begum, a British explorer, travels to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest to live with the Huaorani tribe, she becomes one of them and captures their message in this documentary about protecting their land from exploitation.

South of the Border (2010)
Director: Oliver Stone In this documentary, Oliver Stone sheds new light on exciting transformations that are taking place in South America. Stone interviews the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador and Cuba.

How Much Further (2006)
Director: Tania Hermida
When a bus to Cuenca gets delayed, Tristeza and Esperanza decide to hitchhike to Cuenca. Along the way, Tristeza and Esperanza meet people who help them consider the reason of their journey. Originally titled Qué tan lejos.

Anytime Soon (2005)
Directors: Daniel Andrade, Anahií Hoeneisen
Five women from Quito, who have been friends since their teens, reunite after fourteen years to visit Alejandra, an old classmate who is now sick. During their reunion, the women experience feelings of guilt, hope, loneliness and comradery.

The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Director: John Sturges
When an elderly fisherman catches the fish of a lifetime, a marlin bigger than his boat, it takes him several days to land the fish, which turn into a chance for the man to reminisce about the high points of his life.

Hands of Stone (2016)
Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
This biographical sports film follows the life of legendary Panamanian Roberto Duran, from the time he made his professional boxing debut at 16 to his retirement at the age of 50, as well as focusing on his famous trainer Ray Arcel.

Quantum of Solace (2008)
Director: Marc Forster Bond, a retired spy and a mysterious woman track down a world-renowned developer involved in a shadowy network of power and corruption.

End of the Spear (2005)
Director: Jim Hanon
In 1956, after five missionaries in the jungles of Ecuador are speared to death by Waodani tribesmen, events unfold that change the lives of the Waodani tribe and the slain missionaries’ families.

The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Director: John Boorman
After a British spy has an affair with an ambassador’s wife, he is sent to Panama to uncover the president’s plans for the Panama Canal. He connects with a tailor, top political figures and gangsters, with the intent to topple the government.

After Words (2015)
Director: Juan Feldman
When a librarian takes a vacation to Costa Rica to deal with her midlife crisis, she discovers an unexpected journey full of adventure and romance.

A Small Section of the World (2014)
Director: Lesley Chilcott
This documentary shows how a group of resourceful women from a remote region of Costa Rica came together to change the culture for themselves, their families and their communities in the coffee-growing world.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gomez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido.

A Ojos Cerrados (2010)
Director: Hernan Jimenez
Delia, a young woman who lives with the grandparents who raised her, has her life turned upside down just as her career begins to take off when her grandmother, Maga, dies unexpectedly. Delia wants to fulfill her grandmother’s wish that her ashes be dispersed in the Caribbean but Delia does not want to pass up on a new management position she has just been offered.

Caribe (2004)
Director: Esteban Ramirez
Vincente runs a banana plantation with Abigail on the coast in Limon Province and finds himself faced with multiple problems all at once: banana prices are falling, creating problems with the plantation’s finances; an oil company is trying to get off-shore drilling rights; and he finds himself attracted to Abigail’s newly discovered half-sister, Irene, who showed up at the plantation out of the blue.

The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Director: Léa Pool
When a 10-year-old boy is diagnosed as terminally ill, his mother finds a renowned entomologist to take them on an adventure in a jungle to fulfill the boy’s dream: to catch an elusive Blue Morpho butterfly. Based on a true story.

Classic: Rain Forest (1993)
Director: National Geographic
Explore the lush, tropical rainforests of Costa Rica with researchers as they study leaf-cutting ants, basilisk lizards, howler monkeys and more.

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Director: Ridley Scott
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas, this big budget film shows the accounts of the discovery, as well as unfortunate effects Europeans had on the original inhabitants.

Volcano (2015)
Director: Jayro Bustamante
María lives on a coffee plantation with her parents who have arranged her marriage with the farm’s foreman. The marriage arrangement fuels María’s desire to explore the world outside of her culture. When she tries to escape her life, unsuccessfully, she begins to see her culture in a different light. Originally titled Ixcanul

Mayan Renaissance (2012)
Director: Dawn Gifford Engle
This thought-provoking and beautiful documentary shares the past, present and future of the Maya culture. Starring 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum, this documentary was filmed in the heart of the Mayan world in Central America.

The Fountain (2006)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
This film tells three stories and shows how they intersect and parallel with each other. A conquistador in ancient Maya, a medical researcher and a space traveler each search for a way to obtain eternity with their loves.

Journey to Land’s End (2008)
Director: Gregg Ensminger
This documentary starts off in at the red rocks of Sedona and takes viewers on a trip to California, before heading south to Cabo San Lucas’s Land’s End. Shot in high definition with cutting-edge photography, you’ll see Mexico’s captivating Baja Peninsula in new, colorful ways.

An American Romance (1944)
Director: King Vidor
Shot in Technicolor, this film is about Stefan Dubechek, a European immigrant who arrives in America and works his way up from the steel mills to become a great American success story as an automobile manufacturer.

The Bucket List (2007)
Director: Rob Reiner
When two men with terminal illnesses meet, they decide to go for it and do everything they have wanted to do before they die. As they work their way through their bucket lists, the two men become great friends and experience priceless joy.

Ocean Oasis (2000)
Director: Soames Summerhays
This short IMAX film showcases footage from Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. Stunning footage of whales, dolphins, sharks, a coral reef and the desert shows the diversity in nature in this small portion of the world.

L.A. Confidential (1997)
Director: Curtis Hanson
This film is set in the 1950s in LA, when mayhem, corruption and murder reached new depths. Three very different policemen—one remorseless, one sleazy and one straitlaced—investigate murders using forms of justice that fit each of their personalities.

The Player (1992)
Director: Robert Altman
When Griffin Mill, a Hollywood studio executive, begins to receive death threat postcards, he assumes they are coming from a screenwriter whose pitch he rejected. Griffin only green-lights a few story pitches out of thousands, though, so he must guess who is sending him the death threats.

Easy Rider (1969)
Director: Dennis Hopper
Wyatt and Billy are young hippie bikers who are trying to figure out which direction to take in their lives. After hiding their money in their gas tank, they take a trip across America and soon learn that life is full of people fearful of change, people who want to break free of conformism and people who have a hard time making ends meet in their everyday lives.

The Graduate (1967)
Director: Mike Nichols
A recent college graduate, Ben, finds himself in an awkward situation when the wife of his father’s business partner, Mrs. Robinson, seduces him after his graduation party. The two fall in love, end the relationship and then Ben falls for Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine.

Gidget (1959)
Director: Paul Wendkos
After Francie hurts herself while swimming in the ocean, she meets Moondoggie, a surfer, and finds herself in the company of him and his friends. Moondoggie and his friends make fun of her but eventually let her into their clique and give her the nickname "Gidget." Soon, Gidget is also surfing.

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Director: Nicholas Ray
This film tells the story of the moral decay of American youth and was deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant by the Library of Congress, and was added to their National Film Registry. It has won numerous awards, including Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Director: Billy Wilder
In this flashback film, Joseph C. "Joe" Gillis tells the story of the events leading up to his death at a Sunset Boulevard mansion six months prior.

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Director: Tay Garnett
When a married woman and her lover, a drifter, fall in love and kill her husband, they must live with the consequences of their actions.

Double Indemnity (1944)
Director: Billy Wilder
After Walter Neff, an insurance salesman, falls for beautiful Phyllis Dietrichson, he finds himself tangled up in a murderous scheme. Phyllis is determined to kill her husband, and Neff knows how to make the murder look like an accidental fall from a train, which will trigger the double indemnity clause that will pay out twice the policy’s value.

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Director: Preston Sturges
When Sullivan, a successful, spoiled and naive director of fluff films, decides to disguise himself as a hobo with only one dime in his pocket to see what poverty is really like, he gets a reality shock. His producers are not happy about his actions, but he has a heart of gold and wants to make a film about the troubles of the poor.

Power of Pearl: The Farm Beneath the Sea (2017)
Directors: Ahbra Perry, Robert Taylor Higgins
In the Ring of Fire, a basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, pearls grow. This documentary follows pearl farmers in the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia and shows how pearls impact relationships between workers and their communities. Winner of the 2013 American Documentary Film Fund.

The Last Reef 3D (2012)
Directors: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
This uplifting documentary showcases some of nature’s most diverse wonderlands. Footage from Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico and the Bahamas take you on a global underwater journey through exotic coral reefs, colorful seawalls and more.

Les faussaires (1994)
Director: Frédéric Blum
This comedy is based on a novel by Romain Gary. The protagonist is an author who has come to Tahiti to write a biography on Paul Gauguin.

Love Affair (1994)
Director: Glenn Gordon Caron
Mike Gambril and Terry McKay meet on a flight to Sydney, and their attraction to each other is too strong to ignore. When their plane is forced to land on a small atoll, they become romantic with each other, even though each are engaged to other people. Before parting, they agree to meet again in three months to see if their attraction is real.

The Bounty (1984)
Director: Roger Donaldson
When a mutiny takes place on Lieutenant Bligh’s ship, Fletcher Christian tries to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, while Lieutenant Bligh tries to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.

Tiara Tahiti (1962)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
This comedy drama follows the story of a tough colonel and a refined captain who did not see eye to eye in the war. The captain adventures off to Tahiti after the war and unexpectedly runs into his former commanding officer who had him court-martialed.

Couples Retreat (2009)
Director: Peter Billingsley
When three couples agree to join another couple on a couples’ retreat, with the intent of having fun, they discover that they are required to participate in the couples’ exercises, and soon, each of the couples discover fault lines.

The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
Director: Mitch Davis
When a middle-class boy from Idaho Falls becomes a Mormon missionary in the remote Tonga island kingdom during the 1950s, he discovers friends and wisdom in the most unlikely places.

South Pacific (1958)
Director: Joshua Logan
While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile De Becque becomes a serious drama.

Tongan Ark (2012)
Director: Paul Janman
This documentary is a meditation on society, nature and the search for permanence in an ever-changing world full of chaos. European philosophy, music, art, democracy and science are subjects of Futa Helu, the teacher of the ‘Atenisi Institute.

Tanna (2015)
Directors: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean
Shot on location in the South Pacific, in the Vanuatu archipelago, this film tells the true story of Wawa and Dain, a young couple who would rather be in love than follow the cultural traditions of their separate native tribes. This film was a 2017 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.

The Dove (1974)
Director: Charles Jarrott
This is the true story of Robin Lee Graham, who, at 16, sailed alone around the world in a 23-foot sloop named "The Dove." While traveling, Robin meets and falls in love with a young woman who is also traveling around the world.

New Zealand from Above (2012) (TV)
Directors: Bruce Morrison, Serge Ou
This documentary gives you the opportunity to traverse New Zealand, from the South Island to the tip of the North Island. New Zealanders share their thoughts on their culture, interests and work.

Pirates of the Airwaves (2014)
Director: Charlie Haskell
This drama is about Radio Hauraki, New Zealand’s "boat that rocked." Radio Hauraki was a pirate radio station that broadcasted in international waters in a boat named Tiri
from 1966 through 1970 when the station began to broadcast on land.

Whale Rider (2002)
Director: Niki Caro
When 11-year-old Pai is certain that she is destined to become the new chief of the Whangara people, a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, she must go up against her grandfather, Koro, who is bound by tradition to pick a male leader.

The Piano (1993)
Director: Jane Campion
When Ada and her young daughter move to New Zealand for Ada’s arranged marriage, Ada is heartbroken when her husband sells her beloved piano to a neighbor, George. George offers Ada a chance to earn back her piano by giving him piano lessons.

An Angel at My Table (1990)
Director: Jane Campion
This biography drama is about Nene Janet Paterson Clutha, a New Zealand author who published under the name Janet Frame. The third of five children, Janet endured hardships as a child, including the separate drowning deaths of her two adolescent sisters and the epileptic seizures her brother, George, had to endure. Janet was in a mental institution for several years but became successful when she started writing novels.

Boy (2010)
Director: Taika Waititi
This film is about Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his grandmother, brother and a goat. When Boy’s grandmother goes away for a week, his absent father, whom he had idealized, shows up looking for a bag of money that he buried years earlier.

Without a Paddle (2004)
Director: Steven Brill
When three friends are reunited at the funeral of a childhood friend, they discover a trunk that includes information about $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. The three friends decide to continue their friend’s quest but are unaware of the impending dangers they will face.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Director: Taika Waititi
When young Ricky Baker is sent to live in the country with foster parents (Aunt Bella and Uncle Hec) because of his defiant behavior, he and Hec clash. After Bella unexpectedly passes away, Ricky runs away into the wild New Zealand bush, but he is followed close behind by Hec.

The Patriarch (2016)
Director: Lee Tamahori
This film is based on the novel Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies by Witi Ihimaera. Set in the 1960s, with breathtaking views of the east coast of New Zealand, The Patriarch tells the story of two Maori sheepshearing families, the Poatas and Mahanas, who are bitter enemies that must find their way through adversity. Originally titled Mahana.

Avatar (2009)
Director: James Cameron
Paraplegic marine Jake Sully offers to take his recently deceased brother’s place on a mission to the distant world of Pandora. Once there, he discovers that the mission is based on greed. As Jake bonds with the native Na’vi people of Pandora, he finds himself falling in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri.

When a City Falls (2011)
Director: Gerard Smyth
After two earthquakes killed 185 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, the beautiful city and Canterburians were devastated. This documentary shares the accounts of people who lived through the earthquakes, as well as their inspiring determination to recover and rebuild.

The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)
Director: Roger Donaldson
This biography drama is about Burt Munro (1899–1978), a New Zealand motorcycle racer who, for 25 years, tinkered on his 1920 Indian motorcycle with the dream of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to see how fast it would go. When Burt was diagnosed with heart disease, he mortgaged his home and charmed his way to Utah.

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Tom, a lighthouse keeper, and his wife, Isabel, live remotely off the coast of western Australia. After Isabel miscarries and a baby washes ashore in a dinghy, Isabel convinces Tom that they should raise the baby without telling anyone.

The Hunter (2011)
Director: Daniel Nettheim
When Martin David, an independent hunter, is hired by a biotech company that wants the DNA from the last Tasmanian tiger alive, he poses as a researcher from a university and lodges with Lucy Armstrong and her two children. As the days go by with Martin chasing the tiger in the Tasmanian wilderness and spending time with the Armstrong family, his bond with the Armstrong family grows. Winner of four awards.

Boys (2003)
Director: S. Shankar
This comedy drama follows the lives of five boys and one girl, each with a different background and upbringing. In the process of fending for themselves, they discover personal talents that make them special.

Lion (2016)
Director: Garth Davis
Based on the nonfiction book A Long Way Home
, this film tells the story of Saroo Brierley, who, at five years old, gets separated from his family in Calcutta and then adopted by an Australian family. At 25, Saroo begins a search for his long-lost family using Google Earth.

Aya (1990)
Director: Solrun Hoaas
Set in the 1950s, Aya, a young Japanese war bride, and her husband, Frank, arrive in a small Australian town. Aya and Frank love each other, but Frank wants Aya to forget about her Japanese past. She cannot let go of who she is and where she came from, and finds herself drawn to his friend Mac, who respects the Japanese culture.

Dawn! (1979)
Director: Ken Hannam
This sports biopic shares the life experiences and rise to fame of Australian Dawn Fraser, the three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
This film is a biography of Tony Fingleton, a man who was determined to win the respect of a parent who was always overlooking him. After growing up in a troubled household and being disregarded by his father, Tony makes a commitment to himself to become the best athlete possible and prove his confidence and talents to his dad.

Bootmen (2000)
Director: Dein Perry
Sean Odken leaves his job at a steel mill to appear on a tap dancing show in Sydney, but finds himself jobless after he gets involved with a lead dancer and is let go from the show. He returns home determined to start his own tap dance group, but with a new twist: the tap dancers will wear hard hats while dancing on industrial steel with shoes welded with metal.

Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
Director: Carl Schultz
After PS’s mother dies, his Aunt Lila and Uncle George take him into their home in Sydney. When his Aunt Vanessa shows up with rights as a co-guardian, she demands that PS live with her during the week. With Lila, PS gets to live the life of a child, but with Vanessa, he is forced to live a strict, staunch life.

The Tree (2010)
Director: Julie Bertuccelli
When Peter O’Neil unexpectedly dies, his wife, Dawn, and their four children are devastated. Simone, their 8-year-old daughter, tells her mother one day that her father speaks to her through the leaves of the giant Moreton Bay Fig tree that stands next to their house, the same tree that her father crashed his car into on the day he died. When Dawn begins a relationship with George, the tree seems to take on a life of its own.

All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (2007)
Director: Louise Alston
Anthea’s friends start to leave Brisbane one by one, and she is tempted to leave herself. Michael, a platonic friend, talks her into staying, despite her growing desire to leave. But when Anthea learns that an ex-boyfriend is coming back to Brisbane, she changes her mind about leaving.

Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
Director: P.J. Hogan
After Muriel realizes that she lives a boring life in Porpoise Spit, Australia, she decides to steal some money and adventure to tropical destinations. Along the way, she finds a new, fun friend, changes her name and leaves her mark wherever she goes.

Fool’s Gold (2008)
Director: Andy Tennant
This adventure-romance is about Ben "Finn" Finnegan and Tess Finnegan, a recently divorced couple who fall in love again while searching for a treasure that was lost at sea with the 1715 Treasure Fleet.

Mabo (2012)
Director: Rachel Perkins
This biography is about Mabo, an indigenous Australian and national hero of Australia who is known for his role in campaigning for indigenous land rights. At 15, Eddie Koiki Mabo quit school but became the spearhead of the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius ("nobody’s land").

Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Director: Jeremy Sims
Set in 1916, this drama is based on the true story of Captain Oliver Woodward. Along with his secret platoon of Australian tunnelers, he must maintain a leaking complex tunnel system packed with enough explosives to alter the war, deep beneath German lines.

Pearl of the South Seas (1926)
Director: Frank Hurley
This silent black-and-white film tells the story of a pearl-diving heir whose air tube is cut and who is saved by a Thursday Island girl. Originally titled The Hound of the Deep.

Australia (2008)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
An English aristocrat inherits a large cattle station in northern Australia. When English cattle barons plot to take her land from her, she drives 2,000 cattle across treacherous lands to Darwin, Australia with the help of a stockman, only to discover the destruction remnants of Darwin by Japanese forces.

Love Me Again (2008)
Director: Rory B. Quintos
Arah and Migo live in Bukidnon, but Arah dreams of a better life. When her father has an accident, Arah makes the decision to move to Australia to earn money. Migo is devastated but does not want to go to Australia. Arah adjusts to life in Australia, fulfilling her dreams for herself and her family. After several years, Migo shows up in Australia, and he and Arah confront their past and their time apart.

Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste (2013)
Directors: David Palazon, Enrique Alonso
This documentary is about four generations of female divers trying to make a living in a coastal village of Timor-Leste, where their contributions to their households and their community are faced with social barriers.

Komodo Dragon (2009)
Director: John-Paul Davidson
The presenters of this documentary track down the mighty Komodo dragon, the largest living lizard species, and along the way encounter one of the world’s deadliest snakes and help to release turtles into the wild.

Indonesia Kirana (2016)
Director: Febian Nurrahman Saktinegara
This musical documentary follows a group of singers from Indonesia who share their culture to the world through song.

Habibie & Ainun (2012)
Director: Faozan Rizal
This drama is based on the memoir Habibie & Ainun, written by Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, the third president of Indonesia. It follows the relationship of Habibie and his wife, Ainun, from the time they met to their life in Germany and then back in Indonesia.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Director: Ryan Murphy
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself."

Toute la beauté du monde (2006)
Director: Marc Esposito
After the man of her life dies, Tina goes on a journey to Asia with the hope of rediscovering life after loss. Franck, Tina’s friend, accompanies her He is in love with Tina, but she is still mourning the loss of her love and cannot give Franck what he wants from her.

Heart 2 Heart (2010)
Director: Nayato Fio Nuala
While Indah is on vacation with her family, she meets Pandu and they form a friendship that leads them on adventures to the beautiful forests, tea gardens and lakes of Bogor. When the family vacation ends, Indah returns to Jakarta, but she experiences a tragic accident that leaves her speechless and blind. She falls into a deep depression, while Pandu searches for her.

Joni’s Promise (2005)
Director: Joko Anwar
Joni, a film delivery man, meets a pretty woman who will only tell him her name if he is able to deliver on time the reels of the film she is on her way to watch. Joni is confident that he can deliver the reels, but the rest of the world seems determined to stop him. Originally titled Janji Joni.

Victory (1996)
Director: Mark Peploe
When Axel Heyst makes a stop at a hotel in the port city of Surabaya, a young woman who is in danger asks him for help. They flee to Axel’s home on a nearby secluded island, but the dangerous men searching for her find out where they have gone and pursue them.

Baraka (1992)
Director: Ron Fricke
This moving documentary takes viewers around the world to villages, natural landscapes, forests, volcanoes and many other places to emphasize what is found in these places. Camera footage, without words, shows the good and the bad, eventually coming full circle.

Yasmine (2014)
Directors: Siti Kamaluddin, Man-Ching Chan
This coming-of-age action film is about Yasmine, a young woman who wants to win over her school crush by becoming a champion of silat—Indonesia’s version of kung fu. Even though Yasmine argues with her father and two best friends about her passions, she is determined to follow her dreams.

Palawan Fate (2011)
Director: Auraeus Solito
This drama highlights pristine Palawan and sheds some light on the concerns of environmental harm and exploitation of Palawan’s forests, seas and mountains. Originally titled Busong.

Subject: I Love You (2011)
Director: Francis dela Torre
This film was inspired by the ILOVEYOU computer virus that spread westward through corporate email systems and forced the Pentagon, the CIA and the British Parliament to shut down their mail systems. Victor is a young man who is willing to risk getting entangled in an international criminal investigation because he is desperate to reconnect with the woman he loves.

All You Need Is Love (2015)
Directors: Richie Jen, Andy Luo When a poor boy from Penghu and a rich Chinese girl from China’s Shanxi province meet, they do not see eye to eye. They discover in time, though, that they have more in common than what their upbringings would suggest, including their love for each other. Originally titled Luo pao ba ai qing.

My Old Classmate (2014)
Director: Frant Gwo Titled after the popular song of the same name, this romantic film tells the story of a young couple in love and the struggles they face as their relationship grows.

Ocean Heaven (2010)
Director: Xiaolu Xue When a father discovers that he is terminally ill, he is determined to teach his son who has autism the life skills needed in order for him to live on his own. Originally titled Hai yang tian tang.

Hero (2002)
Director: Zhang Yimou Jet Li stars in this visually stunning masterpiece by the director of Raise the Red Lantern. Set in ancient feudal China, this simple tale is rendered in breathtaking color. Originally titled Ying xiong.

American Dreams in China (2013)
Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
This drama is a rags-to-riches story about three young men from different backgrounds with one goal: to help Chinese teenagers’ dreams come true by building an English language school in China. Spanning nearly 30 years, this film highlights historic moments in Chinese history.

Falling Flowers (2012)
Director: Jianqi Huo
This film is about Xiao Hong, a renowned writer and strong woman whose life was marked by poverty and sacrifice. Originally titled Xiao Hong.

I Come with the Rain (2009)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Kline, an ex–Los Angeles cop and now private eye, is hired to find the missing son of a powerful conglomerate boss. He meets up with a former coworker who now works for the Hong Kong police, and together they follow the faint trail of the missing son to a local gangster. Haunted by memories, Kline has a hard time focusing on his work in Hong Kong.

The Medallion (2003)
Director: Gordon Chan
While Hong Kong detective Eddie Yang is working with Interpol to catch international criminal Snakehead, he dies but is brought back to life when the two halves of an ancient medallion are joined together by a boy who is considered the chosen one. This medallion transforms Eddie into an immortal warrior.

A Sigh (2000)
Director: Feng Xiaogang
While working in Hainan, Liang Yazhou, a TV screenwriter, is assigned a young, pretty assistant, Li Xiaodan. Yazhou is married, but the attraction between him and Xiaodan is strong and draws the two together. In order to be near his wife and hopefully avoid an affair, he returns to his wife in Beijing, along with his new assistant. Originally titled Yi sheng tan xi.

In the Mood for Love (2000)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
After suspecting that each of their spouses is having extramarital activities, two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong friendship that they agree to keep platonic. Originally titled Fa yeung nin wa.

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Director: Rory Kennedy
When the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on approximately 5,000 Americans in Saigon, the Americans had roughly 24 hours to get out, with no official evacuation plan. With the clock ticking, the Americans managed to escape, but not before helping their South Vietnamese allies, coworkers and friends. 135,000 South Vietnamese escaped with the help from some heroic Americans. L

uke Nguyen’s Vietnam (2010)
Director: Luke Nguyen
Travel with Luke Nguyen, owner and chef of the Red Lantern restaurant in Sydney, as he takes a culinary trip through northern Vietnam, including the natural wonders of Ha Long Bay, the magnificent mountains of Sapa and more.

The Quiet American (2002)
Director: Phillip Noyce
Michael Caine stars as a British journalist stationed in Vietnam in the 1950s who becomes friends with a seemingly harmless American (Brendan Fraser).

Three Seasons (1999)
Director: Tony Bui
As characters in this film come to terms with the past, present and future of Ho Chi Minh City, their paths begin to merge.

Indochine (1992)
Director: Régis Wargnier
This film is set in 1930, when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. An unmarried French woman and her adopted daughter, a Vietnamese princess, both fall in love with a young French navy officer.

The Lover (1992)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Set in 1929 during French colonial rule in Vietnam, a French teenage girl catches the eye of a wealthy Chinese businessman. A torrid affair ensues despite class restrictions and social mores. Originally titled L’amant.

The Sea Wall (2009)
Director: Rithy Panh
An exacerbated widow finds herself troubled when her adult children leave to find their independence, and at the same time, she must try to erect a barrier against the sea to protect her rice fields from flooding. Originally titled Un barrage contre le Pacifique.

Only God Forgives (2013)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
A prosperous drug smuggler in Bangkok’s criminal underworld is about to have his world turned upside down when his mother wants him to avenge his brother’s death.

The Lady (2011)
Director: Luc Besson
This is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi. The Lady is an epic love story of devotion and human understanding.

Heaven & Earth (1993)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on a true story, this film follows the life of a Buddhist Vietnamese peasant girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam War.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow
This adventure comedy is an adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new railways and steamships, he can go around the world in 80 days.

The Beach (2000)
Director: Danny Boyle
Richard, a nicotine-addicted traveler, finds a map in a Bangkok hotel that supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled.

Long Time Ago (2016)
Director: Jack Neo
This comedy drama is about one family’s trials and tribulations from 1965 to the early 1970s. As they journey through the years, from a humble home to a modern flat, they witness their nation’s growth and face many challenges that require perseverance.

Entrapment (1999)
Director: Jon Amiel
When a highly secured piece of art is stolen, an insurance agent works her way into the life of the master thief with the hopes of finding the art. Thinking she wants to join him on heists, the burglar puts her through strenuous training before their first job together. With the promise of a big payout, the insurance agent seems to be enjoying the game.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife and two sons, and two other women, Old Wu is losing patience with his attempts to assassinate Yee, an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai. Old Wu enlists Kuang, Mak Tai and their drama student friends to finally kill Yee. Mak Tai befriends Yee’s wife, then Yee. The assassination does not happen, but years later, Mak Tai meets Yee again, and this time, she is determined to get him.

Madhura Naranga (2015)
Director: Sugeeth Jeevan is a taxi driver who lives with two roommates in Sharjah. When he meets a Sri Lankan girl who is running away from some criminals, he falls in love with her.

Flowers of the Sky (2008)
Director: Prasanna Vithanage When a nearly forgotten film star finds herself embroiled in a scandal, her name is in the news once again. As she is thrust into a more modern, more commercialized industry, she finds herself having to face her darkest demons. Originally titled Akasa Kusum.

Guru (2007)
Director: Mani Ratnam
Gurukant cannot live up to his father’s high expectations, so he leaves India for Turkey to find work. When he returns to India, he wants to start his own business but does not have the money to make it happen. He seeks out and marries Sujata, the daughter of a wealthy man, but after they are married, Gurukant finds out that she has a dark past.

The Great Indian Butterfly (2007)
Director: Sarthak Dasgupta
After a young couple becomes frustrated with the sacrifices necessary to make it up the corporate ladder, they decide to search for a legendary insect, the Great Indian Butterfly, whose magical aura is said to grant happiness to the person who catches it. They adventure across coastal landscapes into the sun-soaked land of Goa.

The Lunchbox (2013)
Director: Ritesh Batra
When a lunch box service (the Dabbawala) accidentally delivers lunch to the wrong person, an unhappy housewife and a lonely widower meet, which leads to the exchange of notes through their daily lunch box.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
This is the story of Jamal Malik, an orphan from the slums of Mumbai who is on the verge of winning 20 million rupees on Kaun Banega Crorepati, a game show where contestants answer a series of questions. After police arrest him on suspicion of cheating, Jamal begins to tell his life story in chapters, with each chapter revealing how Jamal learned the answers to the show’s seemingly impossible quizzes.

Gandhi (1982)
Director: Richard Attenborough
This multiple award-winning film is about the life of Gandhi, a unique man who lived a life that encouraged peaceful existence, even in the midst of activism, politics, religious intolerance and the fight for independence.

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)
Director: Milan Luthria
After Shoaib, an underworld don, kills his mentor, he gains power, which he is able to grow with the help of his best friend and former lover. While visiting the area where he grew up, he meets Aslam, who also becomes his accomplice.

Sachein (2005)
Director: John Mahendran
This romantic comedy shows the many layers of love while following the college romance between Sachein and Shalinii. As their friendship blossoms, each becomes jealous when seeing the other in the company of friends of the opposite sex, but Shalinii makes a declaration that she will never fall in love with Sachein.

The Martian (2015)
Director: Ridley Scott
After an intense storm during a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is thought to be dead and left behind by his crew. Mark manages to survive with the shelter of his post, limited supplies and creativity. When NASA learns that he is still alive, scientists do what they can to bring him home, while his crewmates plan a near-impossible rescue mission.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Director: David Lean
This adventure-drama is the biography of T.E. Lawrence, the brilliant, flamboyant and controversial military figure who led the Arab revolt during WWI. Stars Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn and Alec Guinness. The movie won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Music Score. Lean won Best Director, and Sharif won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.

Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids (2016)
Director: Karin Muller
In this documentary, Karin Muller fasts with local Muslims during the month of Ramadan and takes viewers on a journey through the streets of Cairo and into the community, including libraries and theater groups.

Egypt 3D (2013)
Directors: Benjamin Eicher, Timo Joh. Mayer
Look at Egypt like never before in this 3-D documentary that explores gods, hieroglyphs, mummification, pharaohs, pyramids and the Great Sphinx.

Egypt Unwrapped (2008)
Director: J.V. Martin
A stunning National Geographic production that explores Egypt’s greatest mysteries, including the construction of the pyramids, the legacy of Ramses II and the story behind the Screaming Man’s haunting expression. Originally titled Secrets of Egypt.

The Exodus Decoded (2006)
Director: Simcha Jacobovici
The biblical exodus is explored in this documentary that shares archaeological evidence, explanations for the plagues that disrupted Egypt and thoughts on the time frame when the exodus may have taken place.

Mystery of the Nile (2005)
Director: Jordi Llompart
The epic 3,260-mile descent down the world’s greatest river has eluded humankind for centuries – until now. In this documentary, a team of explorers set off to become the first to navigate the Blue Nile from source to sea.

Mysteries of Egypt (1998)
Director: Bruce Neibaur
A gorgeous visual survey of the history, ancient sites and natural wonders of Egypt as narrated by Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.

Death on the Nile (1978)
Director: John Guillermin
Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) must unravel the mystery of heiress Linnet Ridgeway’s death aboard the SS Karnak as it cruises the Nile. This all-star cast includes Jane Birkin, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Olivia Hussey, George Kennedy, David Niven and more.

Of Time, Tombs and Treasures (1977)
Producer: James R. Messenger
This Academy Award–nominated documentary follows archaeologist Howard Carter to a hidden tomb in the Valley of the Kings and reenacts the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb.

Luxor, Egypt (1912)
Director: Sidney Olcott
The work of prolific silent film director Sidney Olcott, this documentary takes viewers along the streets of a market in Luxor where day-to-day happenings are occurring, including water carriers of the Nile and a native cobbler at work.

Cairo Time (2009)
Director: Ruba Nadda
This romantic drama is about an unexpected love affair that catches a married woman and her husband’s colleague completely off-guard while exploring ancient Egypt by land and by sea.

Whatever Lola Wants (2008)
Director: Nabil Ayouch
After Lola is encouraged to belly dance at a local restaurant, she decides that she wants to become a professional dancer and travels to Egypt to seek lessons from retired dancing star Ismahan. Lola also meets famous impresario Nasser Radi, who helps her perform at the prestigious Nile Tower. When she learns that Ismahan and Nasser were once lovers who were forced apart, she takes it upon herself to reunite the two.

Justine (1969)
Directors: George Cukor, Joseph Strick
When a young British schoolmaster and poet becomes friends with the wife of a Coptic banker, he discovers that she is plotting against the British with the intent of arming the Jewish underground in Palestine. When her plot is thwarted and she is sent to jail, he returns to England.

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
In this dramatic re-telling of Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300-mile expedition of 1947, the Norwegian explorer proves naysayers wrong by sailing a balsawood raft across the Pacific from South America to Polynesia.

Youth Without Youth (2007)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
This intriguing drama, partially set in pre-World War II Malta, centers on a shy professor who experiences a catastrophic event that forever changes him.

Malta George Cross (2005)
Director: Winston Azzopardi
Shot in several locations on the island of Malta, this intimate documentary depicts the hardships of World War II through the eyes of a child.

Trenchcoat (1983)
Director: Michael Tuchner
This comedy follows a mystery writer played by Margot Kidder to Malta, where she falls in love with a stranger (Robert Hays) who leads her into a plutonium smuggling operation.

The Mackintosh Man (1973)
Director: John Huston
In this cold war spy thriller starring Paul Newman, a British agent takes on a fictional criminal identity, and arranges his capture and imprisonment so he can infiltrate a rival spy organization.

Pulp (1972)
Director: Mike Hodges
In this comedy-thriller, Michael Caine plays a pulp fiction writer who is offered a large sum to travel to Malta and ghostwrite an autobiography of a mysterious celebrity with questionable motives, played by Mickey Rooney.

Malta Story (1953)
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
This war movie starring Alec Guinness portrays the air defense of Malta during its siege in World War II; features spectacular footage of the island nation rare for its day.

The Wedding Song (2008)
Director: Karin Albou
This drama follows two teenage Tunisian girls in 1942, one Muslim and the other Jewish, who have long envied each other’s lives. But their circumstances dramatically change as the German army enters their city. Originally titled Le chant des mariées.

The English Patient (1996)
Director: Anthony Minghella
A nurse in war-torn Italy volunteers to stay behind in a church to care for a dying semi-amnesiac patient, with the intent of joining her mobile army medical unit after the patient dies. But a man who is part of the intelligence service shows up at the church, and he is convinced that the dying patient had cooperated with the Germans.

The Silences of the Palace (1994)
Director: Moufida Tlatli
This beautifully wrought film follows a 25-year-old woman who returns to the prince’s palace where she was born. As she explores the abandoned site, she recalls episodes from her childhood.

The Trip to Italy (2014)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Steve Coogan and his best friend, Rob Brydon, embark on another food tour—this time around Italy, from Liguria to Capri. This film about friendship takes two men to six wonderful places for six meals.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Director: Ryan Murphy
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself."

Angels & Demons (2009)
Director: Ron Howard
A physicist is discovered murdered and a canister containing a substance with destructive potential is missing from CERN. In hopes that he will solve the murder and find the canister, Robert Langdon, an expert on the Illuminati, is contacted.

Visions of Italy DVD (2005)
Director: Len Brown
Discover Italy’s most beloved regions and cities: Florence, Venice, Naples, the Amalfi Coast and more. Shot in high definition, this documentary offers breathtaking scenery, architectural wonders, an informative narrative and traditional music.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Director: Anthony Minghella
In this psychological thriller starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law, con man and compulsive liar Tom Ripley travels to Italy to ingratiate himself to the son of a shipping magnate and persuade him to return stateside and join his business. Nominated for five Academy Awards and one Golden Globe.

Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
This beautiful movie examines feelings of nostalgia and loss as a film director recalls his boyhood relationship with a movie theater projectionist in his tiny Sicilian hometown. The picture won an Oscar and a Golden Globe as Best Foreign Language Film.

Fellini’s Casanova (1976)
Director: Frederico Fellini
This creative and lush film chronicles the exploits of the famous Italian womanizer, set in an imagined and surrealist Venice. The movie won an Academy Award for Costume Design.

Red Desert (1964)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
When Giuliana realizes that she is unhappy with life, she runs into the arms of one of her husband’s coworkers. But she soon learns that her attempt to escape life does not make her any happier when she finds out her lover is not interested in her.

The Leopard (1963)
Director: Luchino Visconti
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of Sicily in the 1860s. Originally titled Il gattopardo.

Délice Paloma (2007)
Director: Nadir Moknèche
This French-Algerian film tells the story of the sometimes resourceful, sometimes conniving Madame Aldjeria, who helps her clients navigate the petty dealings and favor-brokering of Algeria’s politicians.

The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
This war movie depicts the guerilla tactics used by Algerians in the Algerian War against the French government, a conflict that lasted from 1954 to 1962. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Originally titled La battaglia di Algeri.

The Golden Mask (1953)
Director: Jack Lee
When word gets out that a priceless golden mask of Moloch is said to be in a lost tomb, archaeologist Dr. Burnet, his daughter and a newspaperman go on an adventure to find the mask. But two crooks who are also seeking out the mask try to stop them from reaching the tomb first.

The Man from Cairo (1953)
Director: Ray Enright
In this British film noir, George Raft stars as a man who is sent from Cairo to Algiers to search for gold looted during wartime. He comes up against others searching for the treasure along the way.

Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
Director: Charles Lamont
In this installment of the Abbott and Costello franchise, the comic duo play wrestling promoters who follow their star wrestler home to Algeria, only to get caught up in intrigue as Foreign Legion officers.

Algiers (1938)
Director: John Cromwell
In this American film, a notorious jewel thief played by Charles Boyer hides out in the casbah of Algiers, but is brought out of hiding by a beautiful French tourist. The movie provided the breakout role for Hedy Lamarr and was the inspiration for Casablanca.

El Greco (2007)
Director: Yannis Smaragdis
In this biographical film, El Greco—the Greek painter who became a genius of the Spanish Renaissance—writes his life story as he awaits execution by the Spanish Inquisition. There are nice touches of history and a rich sense of place in this film.

Pajarico (1997)
Director: Carlos Saura
Ten-year-old Manuel travels to Murcia for the first time to visit his father’s family. Embraced by family love, spending time by the sea and surrounded by beautiful nature, Manuel gets a taste of love and adult life.

Man of La Mancha (1972)
Director: Arthur Hiller
Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren star in this film adaptation of the much-loved musical. In this "play within a play," Cervantes casts himself as the mad and wandering errant-knight Don Quixote, enlisting fellow prisoners to play supporting roles as he awaits trial with the Spanish Inquisition.

El Cid (1961)
Director: Anthony Mann
Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren star in this sweeping story of the Christian Castilian knight who wins the allegiance of the Moors during the Spanish Reconquest, only to be accused of treason by the Spanish crown. Nominated for three Academy Awards.

Alatriste (2006)
Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
This historically sweeping film depicts 17th-century Spain during the Eighty Years’ War, when soldier-mercenary Captain Alatriste, played by Viggo Mortensen, fights for the Spanish empire and his king, Philip IV.

Talk to Her (2002)
Pedro Almodóvar
When two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at the clinic where Benigno works, an unsuspected destiny begins. Marco’s girlfriend, a bullfighter, has been gored and is in a coma, while Benigno is also looking after another woman who is in a coma. Originally titled Hable con ella.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With nothing more than a diary that holds clues and a map to where the famous Holy Grail is located, as well as his missing father, Indiana Jones and museum curator Marcus Brody set out to find his father and the Holy Grail before the Nazis do.

The Last Run (1971)
Director: Richard Fleischer
George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst star in this story of a career criminal wanting to retire in the Portuguese fishing village of Albufeira. Reluctantly, he takes one last job: driving an escaped killer across Spain into France.

O Velho do Restelo (2014)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira
A different kind of meeting takes place when Don Quixote, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes meet in a modern city to talk about life.

The Last Run (1971)
Director: Richard Fleischer
George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst star in this story of a career criminal wanting to retire in the Portuguese fishing village of Albufeira. Reluctantly, he takes one last job: driving an escaped killer across Spain into France.

Reina Santa (1947)
Directors: Henrique Campos, Anibal Contreiras and Rafael Gil
One of many popular 1940s Spanish costume films, this historic drama portrays the life of Isabel of Aragon, the Spanish-born 14th-century queen of Portugal who rectified peace among different parties of the Portuguese court.