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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.

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 Granada 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.

Abo So (2013)
Director: Juan Francisco Pardo
When Tatiana moves into a new neighborhood with her mother and brother, she meets an odd young man, Santiago, who thinks she is a diva. Once they learn more about each other, though, a love grows, but it’s not without challenges.

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 of age 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.

Mabo (2012)
Director: Rachel Perkins
This biographical film is about Eddie Koiki Mabo, an Aboriginal Australian and national hero of Australia. Mabo, who dropped out of school at the age of 15, successfully spearheaded the campaign for land rights for indigenous people, which resulted in the overthrowing of terra nullius (“nobody’s land”) by the High Court.

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.

The Tree (2010)
Director: Julie Bertuccelli
When her husband, Peter O’Neil, dies unexpectedly, Dawn is devastated. But Simone, their eight-year-old daughter, is convinced that Peter is speaking to her through the giant Moreton Bay fig tree that stands next to their house, the same tree that Peter crashed his car into on the day he died. And when Dawn begins a relationship with George, the tree seems to take on a life of its own.

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

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

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 moves 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. But after several years have passed, Migo shows up in Australia, and he and Arah confront their past and their time apart.

All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (2007)
Director: Louise Alston
One by one, Anthea’s friends start to leave Brisbane, tempting her to leave as well. But when she learns that an ex-boyfriend is coming back to Brisbane, she changes her mind about leaving.

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.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
This biographical film tells the inspirational story of Tony Fingleton. After growing up in a troubled household and being overlooked by his father, Tony makes a commitment to become the best athlete possible and prove his confidence and talents to his father.

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.

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 meets a new friend, changes her name and leaves her mark wherever she goes.

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.

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. But his Aunt Vanessa shows up with rights as a co-guardian, demanding 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.

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.

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

Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
When the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) is disbanded, Ethan Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate, all on his own.

Woman in Gold (2015)
Director: Simon Curtis
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government, determined to recover artwork that she believes belongs to her family and find justice for the destruction inflicted by the Nazis.

Forever My Love (2013)
Director: Ernst Marischka
Set in the 19th-century Austrian imperial court, this condensed version of the original “Sissi” trilogy portrays the romance between Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi) and Emperor Franz Josef.

Before Sunrise (1995)
Director: Richard Linklater
When an American man and French woman meet on a train from Budapest to Vienna, they end up sharing one evening, knowing it will probably be their only night together.

The Sound of Music (1965)
Director: Robert Wise
Relive the kindness, understanding and sense of fun that Maria has with Georg Von Trapp’s seven mischievous children.

The Third Man (1949)
Director: Carol Reed
Set in postwar Vienna, this classic film stars Orson Welles and is based on the novel by Graham Greene.

A Caribbean Dream (2017)
Director: Carol Reed 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 school girl who triumphs over being bullied and discriminated against. With an “I can do anything” attitude, Chrissy remains steadfastly focused on her goals.

Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
When the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) is disbanded, Ethan Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate, all on his own.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
Director: Bill Condon
Based on real events. After gaining access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in US history, Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played by Daniel Brühl) are confronted with a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society and what are the costs of exposing them?

The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

In Bruges (2008)
Director: Martin McDonagh
In this comedy-drama starring Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes, two hit men are on a makeshift holiday in Bruges, Belgium, after a hit gone wrong. While awaiting word from their boss, one is interested in sightseeing and the history of the place, while the other can’t wait to escape. Farrell won a Golden Globe for his performance.

Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)
Director: Tom Barman
On a warm day in June, in the Flemish port city of Antwerp, a handful of people with little in common go about their lives, yet they all end up at the same place for a grand party.

Before Sunrise (1995)
Director: Richard Linklater
When an American man and French woman meet on a train from Budapest to Vienna, they end up sharing one evening, knowing it will probably be their only night together.

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.

Stranded N Dangriga (2013)
Director: Ross Jordan
When a major TV show host is stranded in Dangriga, an up and coming musician and his friend try to impress the TV show host. But the plan unravels when the producer starts to lusts after the musician’s gorgeous wife.

Fahrenheit Belize (2010)
Director: Edwin Francis Colon
This short documentary is about Belize’s historical past and highlights its independence, the cultural diversities, sustainable efforts and the role of civil society.

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.

Entre Nós (2014)
Director: 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.

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

Central Station (1998)
Director: Walter Salles
Josue, a 9-year-old boy, has never met his father. His mother send letters to his father through Dora, an elderly woman who works at a Rio de Janeiro central station. Dora writes letters for customers and then mails them. When Josue’s mother dies in a car accident, Dora travels with him to find his father. Originally titled Central do Brasil.

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

Yasmine (2014)
Director: 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.

The Foreigner (2012)
Director: Niki Iliev
When a Frenchman falls in love with a sassy Bulgarian woman he follows his heart, which leads him to look for her and the village where she lives without knowing the language or the culture.

The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
Director: Stephan Komandarev
When a young Bulgarian man living in Germany is in a car accident and loses his memory, his grandfather organizes a spiritual journey to take him back to his past, to the country from where he came. Originally titled Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade.

The Contractor (2007)
Director: Josef Rusnak
Retired CIA Black-Ops hit man James Jackson Dial is asked to take out a terrorist, only to realize he’s been set up by his former employer.

I Am David (2004)
Director: Paul Feig
Twelve-year-old David escapes from a Bulgarian communist concentration camp with little more than a compass, a sealed letter, a loaf of bread and instructions to carry the letter to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aszparuh (1981)
Director: Ludmil Staikov
This epic screen presentation tells the story of the creation, the consolidation and the power of First Bulgarian Kingdom and the first Bulgarian ruler Khan Asparuh.

Wish You Were Here (2012)
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Four friends go on a vacation to Southeast Asia, but things take a turn for the worse when one of goes missing. Soon, secrets leading up to the night of the disappearance are revealed.

Same Same But Different (2010)
Director: Detlev Buck
During a post-graduation summer trip to Cambodia, Benjamin Prüfer falls for Sreykeo Solvan. When he returns home to Germany, he discovers that Sreykeo is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. This film is based on a true story.

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.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up years later but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam that a con man is involved in goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut.

Lord Jim (1965)
Director: Richard Brooks
James Burke, a distinguished midshipman who rises to the rank of executive officer, is put ashore after a broken foot. After his recovery, Jim signs on as the executive officer of a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew and a barbarous captain.

Big Eyes (2014)
Director: Tim Burton
This biopic is set in the 1950s and tells the story of Margaret Keane. A single mother and talented painter, Margaret is trying to make a life for herself and her daughter after leaving her husband. When she meets fellow painter Walter Keane, she feels as if she has found her soul mate. But Walter, a charming salesman who is unable to sell his own paintings, begins to take credit for Margaret’s work.

This Means War (2012)
Director: McG
When two best friends, who are also benched CIA agents, fall for the same woman, they decide to let her choose who she wants to pursue a relationship with. But they are keeping tabs on each other and try to sabotage the other’s dates with her.

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.

Helen (2009)
Director: Sandra Nettelbeck
When Helen, a woman who seems to have it all, is diagnosed with clinical depression, she must come to terms with the things that have happened and are happening in her life before her depression swallows her.

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.

Double Happiness (1995)
Director: Mina Shum
Jade Li is caught between Chinese traditions and western sensibilities. Her family wants her to cast aside her desire to become an actress, and instead, date and marry a nice Chinese boy. While trying to please her family, Jade remains true to herself.

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.

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.

A Place in the Caribbean (2017)
Director: Juan Carlos Fanconi
Gael, an author, chooses the island of Roatán to finish his last novel, while Sofia and her father have no other choice than to stay longer on the island when they miss their cruise ship. All at once, three love stories unfold. Originally titled Un lugar en el Caribe.

All You Need Is Love (2015)
Director: 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.

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.

Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (2013)
Director: Po-lin Chi
This documentary reveals the beauty of Taiwan from a bird’s-eye view and highlights both the natural splendor and the growth of Taiwan as seen in its urbanization.

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.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
Director: Daniel Hsia
Sam is a New York attorney who is sent to Shanghai for work, but he soon finds himself tangled in a legal mess that could cost him his job. After meeting several people with the right connections, Sam believes he may have found a way out of the mess he’s in while experiencing beautiful Shanghai.

Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Director: Arvin Chen
A young Taiwanese man, Kai, wants nothing more than to be with his girlfriend who is in Paris. To keep himself busy, he studies French night after night in a bookstore. When a woman who works at the bookstore notices him, Kai discovers that his desires for companionship are right in front of him in Taipei. Originally titled Yi ye Taibei.

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.

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.

Lu Cheng (2006)
Director: Yang Chao
Looking for meaning to their lives, two students journey across rural China with the hope of purchasing rare mushrooms to sell back home. Along the way, they are forced to decide whether to continue journeying or continue their education.

China and the Forbidden City (2005)
Director: Tom Priestley
This 60-minute documentary explores the art, architecture and history of the imperial city.

The World (2005)
Director: Zhangke Jia
The World, a theme park designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks, is seen through the eyes of a few of its staff. Originally titled Shijie.

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.

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 titledYing xiong.

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.

The Road Home (1999)
Director: Yimou Zhang
When businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his village from the city for the funeral of his father, he is reminded of the magical story of how his mother and father first met. Originally titled Wo de fu qin mu qin.

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Director: Kaige Chen
This is a film with two parallel, intertwined stories of two performers in the Beijing Opera and the woman who comes between them. Originally titled Ba wang bie ji.

Red Sorghum (1988)
Director: Yimou Zhang
A young Chinese woman is sent to marry the undesirable owner of a winery, but falls in love with one of his servants. Originally titled Hong gao liang.

The Last Emperor (1987)
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
This film tells the story of Puyi—from his exalted birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City to his decline and dissolute lifestyle, and, finally, to his obscure existence as a peasant worker in the People’s Republic.

Shanghai Express (1932)
Director: Josef von Sternberg
This classic film is about Shanghai Lil, a “woman who lives by her wits along the China coast.” During a dangerous train ride to Shanghai, Lil rediscovers a former lover.

Chasing Fireflies (2013)
Director: Roberto Flores Prieto
Manrique’s work, watching an abandoned salt mine in a recondite place of the Colombian Caribbean, isolates him from the world. He is content being alone until his 13-year-old daughter, whom he has ignored, shows up, as well as a dog that chases fireflies. Originally titled Cazando luciérnagas.

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.

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..

El cielo rojo (2008)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gomez
Berny, Manuel and Nestor are high school friends who have no plans for the future, partly because they do not think Costa Rica offers them any opportunities. The friends must handle their internal conflicts individually and as a group.

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.

Just Between Us (2010)
Director: Rajko Grlić
Set in Zagreb, this movie follows two middle-aged brothers leading parallel lives and navigating a web of relationships with wives, children and mistresses.

The Horseman (2003)
Director: Branko Ivanda
This fascinating film is set in the early 18th century where the borders of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice meet. The action and conflicts examine the struggles of living between two empires and two faiths: Catholicism and Islam.

Marshall Tito’s Spirit (1999)
Director: Vinko Brešan
In this light comedy, the ghost of revolutionary Marshall Tito appears to some citizens on the Dalmatian island of Vis. As news spreads, the mayor sees the event as a tourist attraction and, to capitalize on Tito’s ghost, transforms Vis into a Communist-era outpost.

How the War Started on My Island (1996)
Director: Vinko Brešan
In this bold black comedy, it is 1991 on an unnamed Croatian island and the Croatian parliament has declared the island’s independence from Yugoslavia. But conscripts from the Yugoslav People’s Army barricade themselves in a garrison, refusing to leave.

One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away (1970)
Director: Krešo Golik
Considered by some critics as the best Croatian film ever made, this dramatic comedy set in the 1930s is told through the eyes of six-year-old Perica, who watches as a man at a family picnic tries to seduce his mother while his clueless father takes no notice.

Havana Suite (2003)
Director: Fernando Pérez
This simple yet moving documentary follows the lives of ten ordinary Cubans in La Habana, with only sounds and images accompanied by music. Originally titled Suite Habana.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Director: Wim Wenders
This documentary features legendary Cuban musicians who talk about their lives in Cuba. Footage includes songs being recorded in Havana and concerts in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Amsterdam.

Sensei Redenshon (2013)
Director: German Gruber Jr.
After Sandro is released from prison, for illegal street fighting and gambling, he discovers that his only son, Shendel, has followed in his footsteps. In order to win back Shendel’s trust and protect him from a dangerous life, Sandro must confront his toughest test yet.

33 Great Cities of Europe DVD (2013)
Director: Marlin Darrah
Filmed in high definition, this documentary takes you to the most famous regions and cities in Europe, highlighting the architectures, cultures and histories of the world’s most traveled continent.

Roads and Oranges (2009)
Director: Aliki Danezi-Knutsen
Two sisters, Dafni and Anna, are met with surprises and realizations about themselves when they go on a journey to find their missing father. Originally titled Dromoi kai portokalia.

The Last Homecoming (2008)
Director: Korinna Avraamidou
When a young couple from Athens travels to Cyprus to spend the summer with family, their summer holidays turn serious when family members reveal betrayals, infidelities, and passions. Originally titled O teleftaios gyrismos.

The Illusionist (2006)
Director: Neil Burger
In late 19th-century Vienna, Duchess Sophie von Teschen is reunited with renowned illusionist Eisenheim after 15 years. The duchess and Eisenheim realize that they still love each other, but she is soon to be wed to the Crown Prince Leopold in what would be for him a marriage solely in pursuit of power.

Immortal Beloved (1994)
Director: Bernard Rose
This film looks at the life and death of Ludwig van Beethoven, including a famous love letter Beethoven wrote to a nameless beloved. Ludwig van Beethoven dies and his assistant/friend Schindler proceeds to deal with his last will and testament.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Director: Philip Kaufman
Just when three intimately close friends are deeply involved with the events of the Prague Spring of 1968, Soviet tanks crush the nonviolent rebels and their lives are changed forever.

Amadeus (1984)
Director: Milos Forman
This is the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his rival Antonio Salieri. Salieri, a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God’s rewards for his piety, wishes he was as good a musician as Mozart and is perplexed as to why God favorites Mozart.

Yentl (1983)
Director: Barbara Streisand
Yentl Mendel is the boyishly klutzy daughter and only child of long-widowed Rebbe Mendel. Rebbe teaches the Talmud to local boys and to Yentl, but secretly because girls were not allowed to learn the law in those days. When her father dies, Yentl disguises herself as a boy in order to get admitted to a yeshiva, to study the texts, traditions, Talmud and more.

Copenhagen (2014)
Director: Mark Raso
This coming-of-age film follows an immature young man traveling through Europe. He pauses in Copenhagen, city of his birth, to deliver a letter written by his dead father to his grandfather.

Flame & Citron (2008)
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
In this action-drama, we follow two Danish resistance fighters, Flame and Citron, who kill Danish Nazis and collaborators without hesitation until they are no longer certain who their targets represent.

Hamlet (2000)
Director: Michael Almereyda
In this modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic play, the castle at Elsinore is replaced by the “Denmark Corporation,” and a remarkable cast breathes new life into the classic tale. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray and Sam Shepard.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Director: Tom Stoppard
In this classic comedy-drama, the two titular minor characters from Shakespeare’s famous play travel to Elsinore Castle to determine what is troubling Prince Hamlet. All the while, they experience angst about the meaning of their existence.

Babette’s Feast (1987)
Director: Gabriel Axel
Winner of an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and based on the Isak Dinesen story, a pair of 19th-century sisters from a dwindling and strict religion recall an episode from their younger days: After sacrificing their personal lives to care for their father, their lodger Babette selflessly prepares a lavish meal using money she secretly won in a lottery.

Loves of a Dictator (1935)
Director: Victor Saville
This historic drama depicts the tumultuous 18th-century relationships between King Christian VII and his English consort, and between the queen and the royal physician. Originally titled The Dictator.

Sugar (2009)
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
At 19 Miguel “Sugar” Santos signs with Kansas City and ends up in the Class A team “The Swing,” in Iowa. Far from home and living with a farm family, Miguel begins a journey in a culture completely different than his own. As he searches for his place in the world, he is faced with many challenges.

The Lost City (2006)
Director: Andy Garcia
The son of a prominent family in Havana is caught in the severe transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the government of Fidel Castro. Castro’s regime eventually forces the man to flee to New York.

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)
Director: 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.

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.

Egypt Unwrapped (2008)
Director: J.V. Martin
A stunning National Geographicproduction 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 titledSecrets of Egypt.

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.

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 Karnakas 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)
Director: 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.

Justine (1969)
Director: 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.

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.

A Long Way Down (2014)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
When four suicidal strangers find themselves on the same roof on New Year’s Eve, their plans for death are interrupted as they form a bond that helps each of them face the difficulties in their lives.

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.

The Iron Lady (2011)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
In this biopic, Meryl Streep plays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, teetering on the edge of reality with dementia and recalling her rise and fall. Streep won an Oscar for her performance.

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 Trip (2010)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
When The Observerassigns Steve Coogan to review some of England’s best restaurants, Steve is excited to take his girlfriend along. But when she backs out, Steve reluctantly decides to take his best friend, Rob Brydon.

Atonement (2007)
Director: Joe Wright
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, this powerful film unfolds over six decades, beginning in the 1930s when a crime with far-reaching consequences is committed. It won a Golden Globe for Best Picture.

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.

Gosford Park (2001)
Director: Robert Altman
In this period mystery-drama, co-written by Downton Abbeycreator Julian Fellowes, a dinner party at an English country house is disrupted by a murder, affecting the lives of both the upstairs guests and the downstairs servants. The movie boasts an incredible ensemble cast, including Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Clive Owen. Fellowes received a Best Writing Oscar for his contribution.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Director: John Madden
This delightful, romantic comedy-drama depicts an imaginary love affair between the bard and a budding actress who must dress as a man in order to land female roles in the playwright’s productions at the Globe Theater. The film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow and Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench.

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 (1975)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Regarded as one of Kubrick’s finest, this film tells the story of an Irish rogue who wins over a wealthy widow so he may take her dead husband’s position as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. It offers a fine portrayal of English society and class. The film won four Academy Awards, and Kubrick was nominated for a Best Director Oscar.

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.

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.

Revolution of Pigs (2004)
Director: René Reinumägi
This comedy serves as a metaphor of Estonian life in the 1980s, as a young man and hundreds of teens attending summer camp rebel against the strict rules of their oppressive camp counselors.

Names in Marble (2002)
Director: Elmo Nüganen
Based on the popular 1936 Estonian novel, this inspiring film recounts the story of the Estonian War of Independence fought between 1918 and 1920.

Candles in the Dark (1993)
Director: Maximilian Schell
This Christmas movie follows a young woman after her father sends her to Estonia to live with her aunt. Soon she is being hunted by the KGB and simultaneously falling in love.

Viimne Reliikvia (1969)
Director: Grigori Kromanov
This cult classic based on a historic novel chronicles the last days of the Pirita Monastery in Tallinn, as a peasant uprising threatens the sanctuary during the Livonian War of the 16th century.

Spring (Kevade) (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.

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.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
Director: Bill Condon
Based on real events. After gaining access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in US history, Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played by Daniel Brühl) are confronted with a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society and what are the costs of exposing them?

Love and Other Troubles (2012)
Director: Samuli Valkama
In this romantic comedy, an American line-dancing teacher makes her home in Finland where she meets a young man, once a child star, and his father, a former rock star. Complications arise when both men fall in love with her.

The Border (2007)
Director: Lauri Törhönen
This wartime film is set in 1918 after the Finnish Civil War and follows a Finnish soldier to a small village to establish part of the border between his country and Soviet Russia.

Lovers & Leavers (2002)
Director: Aku Louhimies
This dramatic film is based on a Finnish novel and follows Iiris, a 30-year-old bookstore worker, who meets the perfect man.

Ponterosa (2001)
Director: Mika Kemmo
Filmed throughout Finland and regarded as a classic among young audiences when it was released, the story follows a disparate group of people staying at a campsite in the Åland Islands.

Calamari Union (1985)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
This absurdist comedy, considered a cult classic, provides insight into Finnish humor. Turning the American gangster film on its head, the film centers on 16 men named Frank who, disgruntled with the oppressive conditions of their Helsinki neighborhood, decide to move to an adjacent district.

Black Roses (1936)
Director: Paul Martin
This German-made film takes place when Finland was part of the Russian Empire. It centers on a Finnish revolutionary who is plotting against agents of the tsar, with help from a Russian dancer. Originally titled Roses Noires.

Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
When the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) is disbanded, Ethan Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate, all on his own.

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.

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.

Midnight in Paris (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.

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.

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.

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.

Children of Paradise (1945)
Director: Marcel Carne
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. .

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.

Power of Pearl: The Farm Beneath the Sea (2017)
Director: 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)
Director: 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.

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.

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.

Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
When the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) is disbanded, Ethan Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate, all on his own.

Victoria (2015)
Director: Sebastian Schipper
After a young Spanish woman moves to Berlin, she meets a local man. During a night out with him and his friends, a troubling secret is revealed and the night turns dangerous.

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
When a floundering young man drops out of law school, he ends up roaming the streets of Berlin to try to find his place in life. Originally titled Oh Boy.

The Monuments Men (2014)
Director: George Clooney
Set during World War II, this film follows a team of art conservationists tasked with saving artwork and other cultural treasures from destruction and theft by the Nazis. The movie has an all-star cast, including Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett.

North Face (2008)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
Based on a true story, this suspenseful adventure film set in 1936 is about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps—the Eiger. As Nazi propaganda urges the nation’s Alpinists to conquer the Swiss massif, two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent.

The Reader (2008)
Director: Stephen Daldry
Set in post-WWII Germany, this drama follows the life of a young man whose affair with an older woman will haunt him for the rest of his life. Kate Winslet won an Oscar for her performance.

The Lives of Others (2006)
Director: Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck
It’s 1984 in East Berlin and the population is strictly controlled by the Secret Police. A man who has devoted his life to ferreting out “dangerous” characters is thrown into a quandary when he must investigate a harmless man who is deemed a threat.

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
Filmed largely in Berlin, this must-see film set in 1990 tells the story of a young man who works to protect his fragile, ailing mother from the fatal shock of learning that East Germany, the country she knows and loves, no longer exists.

Run, Lola, Run (1998)
Director: Tom Tykwer
After her boyfriend, Manni, loses 100,000 DM that belongs to a very bad guy, Lola has 20 minutes to raise the same amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, Manni will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor events along Lola’s run. Originally titled Lola rennt.

Before Sunrise (1995)
Director: Richard Linklater
When an American man and French woman meet on a train from Budapest to Vienna, they end up sharing one evening, knowing it will probably be their only night together.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Director: Wim Wenders
In this beautiful fantasy film, immortal, invisible angels in Berlin listen to the inner thoughts of the city’s citizens and provide comfort to the distressed. When one angel falls in love with a female trapeze artist, he chooses to become human so he can experience human feelings.

The Tin Drum (1979)
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
The highly acclaimed adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass’s surreal novel about a mute dwarf named Oskar, who lives through Nazi Germany. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979. Originally titled Die Blechtrommel.

Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976)
Director: Gary Conklin
This fascinating documentary profiles the cultural richness of Berlin during the Weimar Republic through interviews with the city’s renowned writers, composers and artists.

Cabaret (1972)
Director: Bob Fosse
This classic film starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York dramatizes the life of a Berlin nightclub singer who is romancing two men as the Nazis rise to power in Germany. Fosse won an Oscar for Best Director; Minnelli and Joel Grey won Oscars and Golden Globes for their performances; and the movie won five Oscars including Best Cinematography and Music, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Picture.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Director: Martin Ritt
In this spy movie based on the John Le Carré novel, Richard Burton plays a British agent sent into East Germany to plant damning information about an intelligence officer.

Heidelberger Romanze (1951)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
While on a trip to Heidelberg with his daughter, a wealthy American businessman recounts a romance he had with a local girl 40 years before.

The Two Faces of January (2014)
Director: Hossein Amini
Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst star as a vacationing couple who befriend a mysterious tour guide in this thriller set in 1962 Athens.

Before Midnight (2013)
Director: Richard Linklater
In the third film of a series starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, a married couple vacationing on the shores of Greece examine their relationship with their children and each other.

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
When Sophie, a bride-to-be, learns that she may have three possible fathers, she invites each of them to her wedding without telling her mother. This British-American-Swedish musical romantic comedy film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards.

Alexander (2004)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on the life of Alexander the Great, this epic historic drama with Colin Farrell in the title role focuses on the king’s great conquests and his relationships with his parents; his wife, Roxana; and his tutor, Aristotle.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)
Director: John Madden
The beautiful Ionian Islands are the setting of this epic war movie starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Based on the novel by Louis de Bernières, it depicts the tragic massacre of Italian troops by the German High Command and the devastating earthquake that follows.

Shirley Valentine (1989)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
This comedy-drama follows a bored middle-aged housewife who escapes to Greece with a friend and falls in love with the owner of a tavern, rekindling her love of life and discovering her self-respect in the process. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Actress and Best Music) and three Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Music).

Zorba the Greek (1964)
Director: Michael Cacoyannis
In this drama based on the Nikos Kazantzakis novel, Anthony Quinn plays larger-than-life Zorba, who travels to Crete with a new friend to advise him in a burgeoning mining operation. Romantic and personal entanglements follow in this passion-filled film. Winner of three Academy Awards (Cinematography, Art Direction and Lila Kedrova won Best Actress in a Supporting Role).

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)
Director: 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 Jayis a short documentary film about the building of Thule Air Base in Greenland. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Nightmare Before Wedding (2015)
Director: Orain-Chomaud Fabienne
When Lili cannot remember in which church she is getting married, she navigates her way across Guadeloupe’s Grande-Terre, through banana plantations and cane fields.

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 thoughtful documentary shares the history of the ancient Maya civilization, the vision for the future of Mayan culture and wisdom, and their 100-year plan to lead humanity forward.

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.

Monkeyshine (2008)
Director: Jamie Rae
When Jake Truman is mysteriously handed an envelope at his grandfather’s funeral, he did not expect to find a map of an island with the word “Monkeyshine” written across it. Right before he dismisses the map as a practical joke, a girl from his office notices that “Monkeyshine” is something altogether different when looked at from a different angle.

In Toni’s Footsteps: The Channel Islands Occupation Remembered (2002)
Director: Jonathan Hickman
This documentary shares the discovery of an old fireman’s training manual that was used as a notebook by a German soldier. The notebook provides the inspiration to the story behind the Occupation of the Channel Islands and the people who survived it.

In Toni’s Footsteps: The Channel Islands Occupation Remembered (1999)
Director: Ali Allie
This drama tells the story of Sonia, a single mother who journeys from Los Angeles to Honduras to embrace her cultural roots and grant her mother’s request to perform a ceremony that will let her rest in peace. Set in the Honduran landscape and punctuated by traditional Garifuna music, Sonia moves gracefully into her new present.

Heavenly Shift (2013)
Director: Márk Bodzsár
Set in Budapest, this film offers insights into the everyday lives of a remarkable ambulance crew. Originally titled Isteni müszak.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
During the cold war in the early 1970s when an operation in Budapest, Hungary goes terribly wrong, the head of British Intelligence, Control, resigns. It is believed one of four senior figures in the service was a Russian agent, a mole. Espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover the Soviet agent within MI6.

Bolse Vita (1996)
Director: Ibolya Fekete
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, three young Russians arrive in Budapest seeking their fortunes in this revealing portrait of life after Communism.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
Director: Lamont Johnson
Based on a true story, this film tells the story about Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish banker and diplomat, who saved more than 100,000 Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust while living in Budapest.

Mephisto (1981)
Director: István Szabó
A German stage actor finds unusual success in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany and finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons.

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.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Director: Ben Stiller
Walter Mitty, a negative assets manager at Lifemagazine, 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 (2009)
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertand
This documentary shows aerial footage from 54 countries and depicts how Earth’s problems are all interlinked.

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.

Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Pondicherry and Much More (2013)
Director: Bill Ball
In Chennai, Bill Ball explores Fort St. George, the Fort Museum and San Thome Basilica, a church built over the tomb of the apostle St. Thomas by Portuguese explorers. What used to be known as Madras, Chennai traces its roots back to a small fishing village. From Journeys in India, a travel series focusing on the Indian subcontinent.

The Great Indian Butterfly (2010)
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.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Director: 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 one revealing how Jamal learned the answers to the show’s seemingly impossible quizzes.

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.

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.

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.

Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste (2013)
Director: 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.

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.”

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.

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

Toute la beauté du monde (2006)
Director: Marc Esposito
After the man of her life dies, Tina goes on a journey to Asia with hopes of rediscovering life after loss. She is accompanied by her friend Franck, who is in love with her. Still mourning the loss of her love, however, she cannot give Franck what he wants from 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.

Footnote (2011)
Director: Joseph Cedar
A father and son, rival professors of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, find themselves in a bitter confrontation over The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious national award. Originally titled Hearat Shulayim.

Lemon Tree (2008)
Director: Eran Riklis
This is the story of a Palestinian widow who lives simply from her lemon grove in the West Bank’s occupied territory. When a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have it torn down, she must seek assistance to defend her grove. Originally titled Etz Limon.

Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Director: Ari Folman
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and an Academy Award nominee. Originally titled Vals Im Bashir.

Meduzot (2007)
Director: Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret
This film tells the intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv: Batya is a catering waitress who takes in an abandoned child, Keren is a young bride who breaks her leg, and Joy is a Philippine chore woman who does not speak any Hebrew.

Campfire (2004)
Director: Joseph Cedar
When a widow with two teenaged daughters is ready to move on with her life and seeks to be accepted into a new ideologically-based West Bank settlement, she finds she has many factors working against her, especially because there is no man in the household. Originally titled Medurat Hashevet.

Spectre (2015)
Director: Sam Mendes
A cryptic message sends James Bond to Mexico City and then Rome, where he uncovers a sinister organization known as Spectre. As Bond learns more about Spectre, he discovers a connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

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.

Walking on Sunshine (2014)
Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Set in a stunning coastal village in present-day Italy, this musical romance follows Maddie, a woman who decides to marry a man after a speedy romance. When Maddie invites her sister, Taylor, to the wedding, it’s revealed that the man Maddie is going to marry is the same man Taylor had a holiday fling with years earlier.

The Great Beauty (2013)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
After his 65th birthday, witty and arrogant novelist Jep Gambardella is blindsided by an ex-lover’s secret. He begins re-examining his lavish lifestyle (nightclubs, parties and cafés), looking for a different side of Rome. Originally titled La grande bellezza.

The Human Cargo (2012)
Director: Daniele Vicari
This documentary tells the story of 20,000 Albanians who arrived in Bari, Italy on August 8, 1991, looking for a better life. Originally titled La nave dolce.

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
This inspiring documentary takes you to Italy’s most beloved regions and cities, including Florence, Venice, Naples, the Amalfi Coast and more. Shot in high definition with breathtaking scenery and architectural wonders, this documentary offers an informative narrative and traditional music.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Director: Audrey Wells
Based on Frances Mayes’s best-selling memoir, this light-hearted film tells the story of a recently divorced writer, played by Diane Lane, who buys a Tuscan villa in hope of changing her life.

Bread and Tulips (2000)
Director: Silvio Soldini
This romantic comedy follows a housewife who gets left behind during a family vacation. As she makes her way home, she impulsively detours to Venice and builds a new life, only to be admonished by her sister to return to her old life.

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.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Director: Roberto Benigni
In this Oscar winner for Best Leading Actor and Best Foreign Language Film, a Jewish Italian father shields his son from the horrors of life in a concentration camp by making up stories about the daily events for the boy to reinterpret.

The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Director: Iain Softley
Based on Henry James’s novel, this intelligent film follows American heiress Milly Theale, played by Helena Bonham Carter. After she is stricken ill, she travels to Venice, where family and friends swirl around her with both good intentions and bad.

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Director: Woody Allen
The lives of a Manhattan upper-class family are conveyed in song as they travel from New York to Paris to Venice in this whimsical musical comedy starring Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton and Goldie Hawn.

The Postman (1994)
Director: Michael Radford
A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering the mail to a famous poet; he uses this gift to woo the local beauty, Beatrice. Originally titled Il Postino.

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.

My Friends (1975)
Director: Mario Monicelli
Necchi, Perozzi, Melandri, and Mascetti all live in Florence and have been friends since childhood. They spend as much time together as possible, traveling around Tuscany telling terrible jokes to anyone who will listen. Melandri falls in love with a Professor’s wife. The love does not last, but the Professor ends up becoming a great friend of the four men. Originally titled Amici miei.

Death in Venice (1971)
Director: Luchino Visconti
This faithful adaptation of Thomas Mann’s well-known novella depicts a work-obsessed composer seeking solace at a Venetian seaside resort, who becomes infatuated with a beautiful adolescent whom he follows through the city’s palazzi and medieval streets.

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.

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Director: Frederico Fellini
Fellini’s classic drama follows a journalist, played by Marcello Mastroianni, through Rome for seven days as he searches for love, happiness and the good life; widely considered one of the best films of all time, it features the famous scene in the Trevi Fountain with Anita Ekberg.

Summertime (1955)
Director: David Lean
Katharine Hepburn is an American schoolteacher who takes a dream trip to Venice and finds herself entangled and in love with a married man. Lean won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director. Both Hepburn and Lean received Academy Award nominations.

Senso (1954)
Director: Luchino Visconti
A feast for the eyes set in Italy in the 1860s, this melodrama plays out against the atmospheric backdrop of Venice, from La Fenice Opera House to St. Mark’s Square.

Roman Holiday (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck star in this romantic comedy about a reporter following a royal princess who is trying to remain incognita as she sightsees in Rome. For her performance, Hepburn won a Best Actress Academy Award.

Outlaw Girl (1950)
Director: Mario Camerini
Beppe Musolino is innocent but found guilty of murder. He escapes from prison and, while on the run, meets and falls in love with a village girl. Together they track down the people who were responsible for the guilty verdict. Originally titled Il Brigante Musolino.

The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
This moving film follows a poor, desperate father as he searches post-war Rome for his stolen bicycle; without it he will lose the job that allows him to provide for his family.

Journey to Jah (2013)
Director: Noël Dernesch, Moritz Springer
Follow musicians as they evolve their sounds from the inspirations of foreign cultures. In this documentary, European musicians Gentleman and Alborosie take root in the reggae culture, while Jamaican singer Terry Lynn marries her music with European styles.

Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive (2012)
Director: Gaël Leiblang
Learn more about Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. This documentary shares glimpses into Usain’s life growing up in Jamaica. With some of his most memorable competitions featured, as well as his Jamaican training programs, one can see how Usain was destined for a life of winning.

No Place Like Home (2007)
Director: Perry Henzell
Island life suits Susan, a NYC film producer who has traveled to Jamaica to film a shampoo commercial. After one circumstance after another, Susan finds herself more drawn to Jamaica and drifting further away from the everyday city life that she knows.

There Is No Lid on the Sea (2015)
Director: Keisuke Toyoshim
Adapted from Banana Yoshimoto’s novel, this drama shows how both drastic life changes and simple enjoyments can change one’s view of the world. Mari decides to leave bustling Tokyo and return to her hometown, a small town in the Shizuoka prefecture, to open a snow cone shop. Her snow cones soothe her customers and Mari finds peace with herself through a friendship she develops with a coworker. Originally titled Umi no futa.

I Wish (2011)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Brothers Koichi and Ryunosuke are separated when their parents get divorced, but Koichi, the older brother, wishes his family was still intact. After hearing that wishes can be granted at the exact moment when two bullet trains pass by each other at top speed, Koichi, his two best friends, Ryunosuke and Ryunosuke’s three friends all decide to meet where the two bullet trains will pass each other. Originally titled Kiseki.

Lost in Translation (2003)
Director: Sofia Coppola
A middle-aged American movie star is in Tokyo to film a whiskey ad for the Japanese market. There, he meets a twenty-something recent Yale philosophy graduate who is in Japan with her husband, and they find that they have more in common than what meets the eye.

The Samurai (2003)
Director: Tony Long
This documentary explores the extraordinary history of the samurai, one of the world’s most famous warrior classes, including their self-discipline, martial artistry and sacred rituals. Modern-day samurai share the ways of life in the Bushido, while educators explain the momentous events in the centuries-long history of the samurai.

Women in the Mirror (2003)
Director: Yoshishige Yoshida
This drama is about three women who feel a sense of confused identity, tied to memories of the Hiroshima disaster. As they share their memories, they try to piece together family ties that may or may not connect them to each other. Originally titled Kagami no onnatachi.

Enlightenment Guaranteed (2000)
Director: Doris Dörrie
When brothers Uwe and Gustav travel to a monastery near Tokyo, Japan, their plan is to address their troubled lives and achieve enlightenment. But trouble seems to follow Uwe and Gustav everywhere they go. Originally titled Erleuchtung garantiert.

Rhapsody in August (1991)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
When four children spend the summer with their grandmother in Nagasaki, Japan, they learn about how their grandfather was killed: by the atomic bomb that fell in 1945. Originally titled Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî.

Tora-san Goes North (1983)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Set in 1938 Japan, this drama follows four sisters who are living off the dwindling inheritance of their deceased parents. Every year, the sisters meet every year in Kyoto to view the cherry blossoms. Originally titled Sasameyuki.

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Director: Alain Resnais
When a French woman travels to Japan to make a film about the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and the importance of peace, she falls in love with a Japanese man who lost his family in the bombing. They find a connection through loss, as she herself lost her German lover in the war.

House of Bamboo (1955)
Director: Samuel Fuller
This film noir follows Eddie Kenner, a US Army investigator who attempts to probe the death of a fellow army official while planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate.

Tokyo Story (1953)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
When Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama travel to Tokyo to visit their children, they discover that their children are too busy for them and inconvenienced by their presence. After their kids send them off to a resort that is too loud, Shukichi and Tomi decide to return home. Originally titled Tôkyô monogatari.

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. But 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.

Amour Fou (2014)
Director: Jessica Hausner
When young poet Heinrich cannot convince his skeptical cousin, Marie, to join him in a suicide pact he makes a subsequent offer to Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Henriette is not interested until she discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness.

Hannah Arendt (2013)
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
This film tells the story of Hannah Arendt, the political theorist and philosopher who reported on the trial of the notorious Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann.

Tip Top (2013)
Director: Serge Bozon
This detective comedy film was adapted from Bill James’ novel of the same name. Two urban female internal affairs inspectors join the police department of a small village to investigate the murder of an Algerian man who was an informant.

Another Woman’s Life (2012)
Director: Sylvie Testud
This is the story of a woman who wakes up one morning having forgotten 10 years of her life. She wakes up thinking she’s in the beginning of a romance, which, in reality, is ending, and she discovers she is the mother of a young boy. Originally titled La vie d'une autre.

The Giants (2011)
Director: Bouli Lanners
While two teenagers are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather’s home and waiting for their busy mother, they decide to rent the house out to a local drug dealer to make some money. But things don’t go as planned. Originally titled Les géants.

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.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, 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 Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time, she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie.

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 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.

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.

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.

La Quinceañera (2007)
Director: Adam Taub
This short documentary shows a moving portrait of a Mexican family’s love and loyalty to each other. Ana Maria is about to turn 15, and her mother and five siblings want to make sure that her quinceañera is memorable, despite her father not being supportive of her special day.

Dawn of the Maya (2003)
Director: Graham Townsley
National Geographic explores new archaeological findings on a Preclassic Maya civilization, with roots 2,000 years ago, revealing that the Mayans lived in a thriving society, which included intricate artwork and massive pyramids.

Against All Odds (1984)
Director: Taylor Hackford
After Terry Brogan is cut from a football team, he accepts a questionable job from a friend to find his friend’s girlfriend in Mexico. He finds her in Cozumel and falls in love.

Grace of Monaco (2014)
Director: Olivier Dahan
This French-American film traces the glamorous life of Grace Kelly, the American actress who left her film career to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The movie includes sweeping shots of the French Riviera. Nicole Kidman plays the starring role.

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Director: Vincent McEveety
In the third installment of this beloved Disney franchise, “Herbie the Love Bug”—an anthropomorphized Volkswagen Beetle—joins a rally from Paris to Monte Carlo with his race-car driving owner. The race is loosely based on the famed Monte Carlo Rally, which culminates in the Mediterranean city.

Kaleidoscope (1966)
Director: Jack Smight
Warren Beatty and Susannah York star in this crime film about a playboy who infiltrates a manufacturer of playing cards so he can win big at card tables throughout Europe, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino where some of the movie was shot.

To Catch a Thief (1955)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in this romantic thriller about a retired cat burglar trying to entrap another burglar who is preying on wealthy tourists on the French Riviera. Hitchcock nicely conveys the glamour and energy of Monte Carlo, and the movie won an Oscar for Best Cinematography.

The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)
Director: Stephen Roberts
In this romantic comedy set after World War I, a beautiful young woman tricks a Russian aristocrat into returning to Monte Carlo after he broke the bank at its casino. But after stealing his money, she falls in love with him; features nice shots of early 20th-century Monte Carlo.

Money for Nothing (1932)
Director: Monty Banks
In this prince-and-the-pauper story, a down-and-out gambler is mistaken for a wealthy man in Monte Carlo.

Meet Me in Montenegro (2015)
Director: Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen
In this comedy, a failed American writer meets a European dancer and falls into an affair with her.

The Brothers Bloom (2009)
Director: Rian Johnson
Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo star in this comedic caper about sibling confidence men who take on a final job that sends them around the world.

Casino Royale (2006)
Director: Martin Campbell
In Daniel Craig’s first role playing James Bond, the British agent travels to an extravagant Montenegrin casino in order to strip the film’s villain of all his money.

The Dark Side of the Sun (1988)
Director: Božidar Nikolić
A young Brad Pitt stars in this story of a young man searching for a cure for a rare skin disease. Along the way, he finds freedom and love.

Montenegro (1981)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
In this comedy-drama, a bored housewife on the brink of insanity takes up with some bohemian Yugoslavian immigrants living life to the fullest.

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

Pirates of the Airwaves (2016)
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.

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 twice and a baby washes ashore in a dinghy, Isabel convinces Tom that they should raise the baby without telling anyone about her or her father, who was dead in the boat.

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 Māori sheepshearing families, the Poatas and Mahanas, who are bitter enemies that must find their way through adversity. Originally titled Mahana.

When a City Falls (2011)
Director: Gerard Smyth
After two earthquakes killed 185 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, the beautiful city and the 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.

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.

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.

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

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
Ada and her young daughter move to New Zealand for Ada’s arranged marriage. When Ada’s husband sells her beloved piano to their neighbor, George, she is heartbroken. But George offers Ada a chance to earn her piano back 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 many hardships as a child, including the drownings of her two adolescent sisters and the epileptic seizures her brother, George, had to endure. She was in a mental institution for several years, but became successful when she started writing novels.

Caffeinated (2015)
Director: Hanh Nguyen, Vishal Solanki
This documentary takes viewers around the world to see the places where coffee grows and to share the perspectives of the people and communities who are involved in the processes, from planting the seeds to roasting the beans.

Connected by Coffee (2014)
Director: Aaron Dennis
This documentary takes you on a 1,000-mile journey across Latin America and shares how coffee is connected to a troubled past and hopeful future.

Dreaming Nicaragua (2010)
Director: Marcelo Bukin
This documentary follows four children who live in poverty in Nicaragua and shows, through play, their courage and never-ending hope for a better life. Despite difficult lives, the children and their families possess strength and humor.

La Yuma (2009)
Director: Florence Jaugey
Yuma lives in an underprivileged neighborhood in Managua but that doesn’t stop her from trying to achieve her goal of becoming a boxer. Yuma is driven by the determination to one day have a better life, for herself and for her siblings.

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.

This Is the Sea (1998)
Director: Mary McGuckian
A romance between Hazel, a Protestant, and Malachy, a Catholic, is uncertain when Rohan, a friend of Malachy’ brother, wants to recruit Malachy to fight for the cause. Hazel’s brother, Jef, is also keeping watch on the romance by spying on her meetings with Malachy.

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Director: 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.

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.

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.

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)
Director: Milan Luthria
After underworld don Shoaib kills his mentor, he comes into power and expands it with the help of his best friend and former lover. Aslam, whom Shoaib meets while visiting the area he grew up in, also becomes an 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.

Panama Canal in 3D a Land Divided a World United (2017)
Director: Keith Melton
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary shows the old and new Panama, from Conquistador days to the French canal-digging to the American technology that transformed shipping and tropical medicine.

Salsipuedes (2016)
Director: Ricardo Aguilar Navarro, Manuel Rodriguez
When Andres Pimienta returns to Panama to attend his grandfather’s funeral, and after 10 years of living in the United States, he meets his father, a former boxing champion and the man who was the reason why Andres was sent to live in the United States. Andres chooses to stay in Panama to learn about his family’s past.

Panama Canal Stories (2014)
Director: Abner Benaim, Carolina Borrero, Luis Franco Brantley, Pinky Mon, Pituka Orega-Heilbron
This film contains five short dramas that span a century of lives that have been impacted by the Panama Canal. Originally titled Historias del canal.

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

Passage to Panama: A Musical Journey (2008)
Director: Fred Salaff
Panama is a small country but its diverse music history is big, due to Panama having been a transit route for people from all continents. This documentary shares interviews with Panamanian musicians, recording producers and others who share their love for the colorful and rich music of Panama.

Panama Hattie (1942)
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
There’s always something exciting happening at Hattie Maloney’s night club in the Panama Canal Zone where she performs. When a sophisticated gentleman visits the saloon, sparks fly between him and Hattie. This musical features the music and lyrics of Cole Porter.

Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
When Maggie King misses her ship from Panama back to the States while on a date with soldier Skid Johnson, she’s forced to move in with Skid and his friend, Harry. Maggie and Skid fall in love, but Skid becomes famous and risks everything, including his relationship with Maggie.

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.

Ida (2013)
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, this road movie has been called a masterpiece of Polish cinema. It follows a young woman on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun, only to discover her parents were Jewish.

Wałęsa: Man of Hope (2013)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
This biopic of Lech Wałęsa follows the ascendancy of a humble electrician at the Gdańsk Shipyard from demonstrator to president of Poland, and examines the influence his rise to power had on other regions of Europe.

Forgiveness (2008)
Director: Mariusz Kotowski
Also screened under the title Esther’s Diary, this dramatic Holocaust film follows the adult daughters of two women who were best friends in 1940s Poland, but were later separated by Nazi horrors. One daughter learns of the past from her mother’s diary.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Set in a wartime Polish ghetto, this film stars Robin Williams as a shopkeeper who spreads hope among the imprisoned community by fabricating tales about approaching Allied advances, claiming he has heard such stories on his secret radio.

The Deluge (1974)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Hailed as one of the most popular movies in the history of Polish cinema, this film is based on the 1886 novel that recounts the thwarted Swedish invasion of Poland-Lithuania from 1655 to 1658.

Wesele (1973)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
This film, set at the turn of the 20th century, focuses on the wedding between a poet from Kraków and a peasant girl. Their ceremony turns into an examination of the century-long division of Poland under Russia, Prussia and Austria.

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.

Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
This highly acclaimed movie traces the adventures of a jealous countess, a rich businessman and a young orphaned boy as they travel across Portugal, France, and Italy and to Brazil.

Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Catherine Deneuve stars in this suspenseful drama about a lawyer who agrees to defend her dead son’s friend in a murder case that involves a bizarre psychoanalytic society.

The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978)
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
This German film follows a desperate woman who robs a bank and then flees to Portugal, hoping a friend will help her.

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.

Lisbon (1956)
Director: Ray Milland
Ray Milland and Maureen O’Hara star in this suspenseful yarn about a smuggling ring and a wealthy husband imprisoned behind the Iron Curtain. This atmospheric crime movie was shot on location in Lisbon, providing scenes of the city at mid-century.

The Holy Queen (1947)
Director: 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. Originally titled Reina Santa.

Aerial America: Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands (2016)
Director: Toby Beach
See the natural beauty of the Caribbean and learn about its significant history from above in this documentary that 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 and hard drinker 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)
Director: Carlitos Ruiz 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 and more 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 biography and drama is the life-story of famed Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. Because he is a famous trumpeter Arturo is given some privileges, but he questions the dictatorship that rules the country he loves so much. When Arturo decides to escape 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 Donne 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.

Bucharest Non Stop (2015)
Director: Dan Chisu
This film, set in a neighborhood of Bucharest, conveys the stories of everyday people in extraordinary situations. Originally titled Bucuresti Non Stop.

The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Director: Radu Jude
When a young Romanian girl wins a beautiful new car in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company, she travels to Bucharest with her parents to collect her prize. But Delia and her parents have different ideas about what to do with the new car. Originally titled Cea mai fericita fata din lume.

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Director: Cristi Puiu
When 63-year-old Mr. Lazarescu feels ill and calls an ambulance the paramedic thinks he should take him to one hospital and then another, and another. Mr. Lazarescu’s health begins to deteriorate fast as the night unfolds. Originally titled Moartea domnului Lazarescu.

The Oak (1992)
Director: Lucian Pintilie
This story follows Nela, a daughter of a former Secret Police. After refusing to become an agent of the Securitate and after her father dies, Nela leaves Bucharest and ends up in a small town, where she meets a surgeon who has the same disposition as she does. Originally titled Balanta.

Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)
Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu
When Romanian peasant Nea Marin visits a friend who works at a hotel on the Black Sea, he is mistaken for Mr. Juvett, a rich American businessman who is being followed by the American mob. Mr. Juvett, on the other hand, is mistaken for Nea Marin. Hilarity ensues. Originally titled Nea Marin miliardar.

Michael the Brave (1970)
Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu
Depicting the reign of Mihai Pätrascu (Michael the Brave), this film features large scale battle scenes mixed with political intrigues, treachery and family drama. Originally titled Mihai Viteazul.

Fishing for Herself: A Fisherwoman’s Lonely Life on Sakhalin Island (2016)
Director: Yana Yerlashova
For Anna, a woman who has lived on Sakhalin Island her entire life, being independent means being strong through hard work and distancing herself from others. After deciding that she would be a fisherwoman in the icy lakes of Sakhalin Island, Anna works as hard as any man and plays ice hockey with an all-male team in her free time.

The Hermitage Revealed (2014)
Director: Margy Kinmonth
This fascinating film depicts the real-life story behind the magnificent art collection of one of the world’s greatest art museums.

Tsvet Natsii (2013)
Director: Sergey Nurmamed
Leonid Parfenov, a well-known Russian TV presenter, journalist and author of documentaries, dedicates this documentary to the 150th anniversary of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, a pioneer in color photography of early 20th-century Russia.

Anna Karenina (2012)
Director: Joe Wright
Tom Stoppard adapted this screenplay from the famed Leo Tolstoy novel that is so central to Russia’s rich culture. Keira Knightley stars as the Russian aristocrat and statesman’s wife who has an affair with wealthy officer Count Vronsky, with tragic results.

Wild Russia (2009)
Director: Animal Planet
This six-episode documentary gives viewers breathtaking views of the natural wonders of Russia, including Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Arctic, Caucasus, Primorskiy Kray and the Ural Mountains. Originally titled Wildes Russland.

Water (2006)
Director: Julia Perkul, Anastasiya Popova
Witness breathtaking discoveries of water by researchers worldwide, from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and more, as they try to understand its explicit and implicit properties, which are phenomenal, beyond the common physical laws of nature.

Reds (1981)
Director: Warren Beatty
An epic film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, this saga recounts the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. It is brilliantly interspersed with interviews of witnesses to the uprising. Beatty won an Oscar for Best Directing.

Oblomov (1980)
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Middle-aged Oblomov sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parent’s estate. But when his boyhood companion, Stoltz, introduces him to Olga, Oblomov takes a country house near Olga’s and soon they’re in love. Originally titled Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova.

Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966)
Director: Don Sharp
This fictional account of the famed Russian peasant and mystic, played by Christopher Lee, is loosely based on the accounts of Prince Yusupov, who is thought to have murdered the Romanov confidant in his St. Petersburg palace.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Director: David Lean
Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, this epic drama-romance starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie unfolds as World War I and the Russian Revolution are brewing. It earned Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Original Score; and is tied with Love Story,The Godfather,One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestandA Star Is Bornfor the most wins by a film.

War and Peace (1956)
Director: King Vidor
Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda star in this condensed adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic, originally released in 1956.

Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
In this silent film, the crew members of the titled warship rise up against their officers of the tsarist regime. It has been called one of the greatest propaganda films of all time, providing a look at pre-Soviet Russia.

Journey to Mecca (2009)
Director: Bruce Neibaur
One of the greatest travelers in human history, 21-year-old law student Ibn Battutah set out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost 30 years later. Filmed for initial presentation in IMAX and other giant screen cinemas.

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.

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.

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.

Macbeth (1971)
Director: Roman Polanski
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 Merill takes Mij, a pet shop otter, away from London and to the coast of Scotland, the two friends begin exploring the 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.

Next to Me (2015)
Director: Steven Filipovic
Olja, a high school history teacher, is attacked by a group of masked hooligans after her husband’s latest paint exhibition provokes violent reactions from Serbian nationalists. Soon after, Olja learns that some of her students were responsible for the attack. Originally titled Pored mene.

No One’s Child (2014)
Director: Vuk Rsumovic
When a boy is found in the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina nobody knows how he ended up in the mountains or who raised him. Originally titled Nicije dete.

See You in Montevideo (2014)
Director: Dragan Bjelogrlic
When a football team from Belgrade gets the opportunity to go to the First World Football Championship things get complicated along the way. Originally titled Montevideo, vidimo se!

Circles (2013)
Director: Srdan Golubovic
Twelve years after five people were affected by a tragic heroic act, they must confront the past and overcome frustrations, guilt and urges of revenge. Originally titled Krugovi.

My Beautiful Country (2013)
Director: Michaela Kezele
This film shows how love can grow in a time of hatred. When a young Serbian widow with two sons finds a wounded Albanian soldier on the run and in her home she takes him in and nurses him back to health. Originally titled Die Brücke am Ibar.

When Day Breaks (2012)
Director: Goran Paskaljevic
When a metal box containing documents is found where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, Misha Brankov, a retired music professor, discovers that his real parents gave him away to their friends just before they were taken into the camp. Originally titled Kad svane dan.

Long 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.

Eva Nová (2015)
Director: Marko Skop
Once a famous actress, Eva is now trying to stay sober and desperate to make amends with her estranged son. This film touches on the importance of giving people second chances.

Lea (1997)
Director: Ivan Fíla
Herbert Strehlow, 51, falls in love with Lea, 21, who bears a striking resemblance to his dead wife and who has not spoken a word since childhood. Despite their obstacles, they get married and begin to realize that they are bound by a spiritual relationship.

The Peacemaker (1997)
Director: Mimi Leder
Nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly and Special Operations Intelligence Officer Colonel Thomas Devoe must unravel a conspiracy that goes from Europe to New York.

The Garden (1995)
Director: Martin Sulik
After Jakub’s life reaches a dead end he leaves his job and begins to argue with his father. Finding solitude in the countryside, in his grandfather’s old garden, Jakub falls in love with an angel. Originally titled Záhrada.

The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Director: Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos
Slovakia during WW2. After authorities offer Tono the responsibility of taking over the Jewish widow Lautman’s little shop for sewing material he accepts, and Tono and Lautman form a bond. But later the authorities decide that the Jews must leave the city. Originally titled Obchod na korze.

Love Fiction (2012)
Director: Kye Soo Jeon
Goo Joo-wol is a writer who is experiencing a bout of writer’s block. When he travels with the president of his publishing company to Berlin, Joo-wol falls for a woman from Seoul whom he meets at an industry party. Originally titled Leo-beu-pik-syeon.

City of Fathers (2009)
Director: Ji-won Park
When his teenage son is diagnosed with kidney cancer, Kang-soo tries to turn his life around and seeks out his son’s biological father.

Sunny (2008)
Director: Joon-ik Lee
After Soon-yi’s husband leaves her for another woman, he voluntarily enlists for the Vietnam War to punish himself for what he has done. Blamed by her mother-in-law for her husband going off to war, Soon-yi decides to go in search of her husband by joining a band traveling to Vietnam to perform for the soldiers. Originally titled Nim-eun-meon-go-sae.

Painted Fire (2002)
Director: Kwon-Taek Im
Jang Seung-up, also called Owon, was born poor but is recognized for his genius artistic abilities. During a time of political upheaval, when Korea is caught between China and Japan, Owon must prove his talent and discover his own personal artistic style. Although his relationships with others are turbulent, his restless spirit helps him create great art. Originally titled Chihwaseon.

Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Director: Philip Kaufman
This textured film chronicles the tumultuous relationship and then marriage between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, played by Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman. Much of it is set during the Spanish Civil War, when they worked side by side as war correspondents.

Biutiful (2010)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Uxbal, a single father of two, is forced to deal with his life in order to escape crime in underground Barcelona and to regain spiritual insight.

The Way (2010)
Director: Emilio Estevez
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died walking the Camino de Santiago, or “The Way of Saint James,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. What he doesn’t expect is the profound impact the journey will have on him.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Director: Woody Allen
While on a summer holiday in Spain, girlfriends Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) take a tour of wildly romantic Barcelona and become enamored with the same painter (Javier Bardem), unaware that his tempestuous ex-wife is about to re-enter the picture. Cruz won an Oscar for her performance, and the film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture.

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.

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.

Spanish Narration – Salamanca: The Heart of Spain’s Golden Age (2004)
Director: Ed Dubrowsky
This documentary showcases Salamanca, a rich jewel in a region that has played a significant role in the cultural history of Spain and in world history.

L’Auberge Espagnole (2002)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
This French-Spanish film is the first in a trilogy that focuses on Xavier, a young economics student who travels to Barcelona for a European exchange program. Xavier finds an apartment with six international students and is immersed into a cultural melting pot.

Talk to Her (2002)
Director: 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.

All About My Mother (1999)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
In this comedy-drama, a nurse who oversees organ transplants loses her son to a car crash. To break the news to the boy’s father, whom he never knew, she journeys to Barcelona, revisiting colorful characters from her old life and meeting new ones along the way. The film won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Land and Freedom (1995)
Director: Ken Loach
In the spring of 1936, a young unemployed journalist leaves his hometown of Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. The film won two Cannes Film Festival awards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Poetry Is an Island, Derek Walcott (2013)
Director: Ida Does
See St. Lucia through the eyes of Derek Walcott, a poet, playwright, painter, filmmaker and Literature Nobel Laureate who has been inspired by St. Lucia for more than 60 years. This documentary is set in St. Lucia, Walcott’s native island, and explores the people and places that have been the subject of his prized poetry.

Nous Près, Nous Loin (1986)
Director: Alain d’Aix
This documentary examines the Creole language and culture across four island territories in the Lesser Antilles: Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia. This film is also known as Creole Connections.

Ingrid Bergman—In Her Own Words (2015)
Director: Stig Björkman
At the suggestion of Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Stig Björkman made this documentary that tells Ingrid’s story through never-before-seen private diaries, footage, interviews with her children, letters and notes. Originally titled Jag är Ingrid.

Beyond the Border (2011)
Director: Richard Holm
This war film tells the story of Swedish soldiers who mistakenly cross the wrong side of the Nazi border. When a Swedish colonel sends an execution squad to cover up the error, the soldiers must overcome two enemies.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män Som Hatar Kvinnor) (2009)
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
This mystery-thriller follows a journalist through a rich Swedish setting as he searches, with the help of a young female hacker, for a woman who disappeared 40 years ago. Re-made in 2011 as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Originally titledMän som hatar kvinnor.

My Life As a Dog (1985)
Director: Lasse Hallström
This delightful movie follows 12-year-old Ingemar as he is sent away to live with relatives after his mother becomes terminally ill. It won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Fanny & Alexander (1982)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
In this atmospheric Bergman classic, two children from a large family living in Uppsala experience the joys and pains of life during the first decade of the 1900s. The movie won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Foreign Language Film.

I’ll Take Sweden (1965)
Director: Frederick de Cordova
This comedy stars Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld and Frankie Avalon as a father, daughter and soon-to-be son-in-law. In an effort to distance his daughter from her suitor, Hope accepts a transfer to Stockholm from his oil company employer, but his plan backfires.

The Seventh Seal (1957)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
This drama-fantasy is Bergman’s classic about a medieval knight returning from the Crusades only to find Sweden being ravaged by the plague. He encounters the character of Death on a beach and they begin a fateful game of chess.

Juninatten (1940)
Director: Per Lindberg
When Kerstin Norbäck (Ingrid Bergman) tries to end her relationship with a sailor, he shoots her. Kerstin survives and moves to Stockholm to begin a new life. Things are looking up for Kerstin until the newspapers find her and write about her.

Youth (2015)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
When two longtime friends go on a Switzerland vacation, they spend their time in an elegant hotel sharing stories about their children, other hotel guests and their day-to-day lives. Fred, a retired conductor and composer, learns that someone wants to hear him conduct again, while Mick, a film director, is determined to finish the screenplay for his final film.

Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Director: Bille August
After an unexpected meeting with a Portuguese woman, Raimund Gregorius, an aging Swiss professor, discovers a small book in the pocket of a coat left behind by the woman. In the book, Raimund finds a train ticket to Lisbon. And on a whim, he quits his job and travels to Lisbon to search for the woman.

Les Petites Fugues (1979)
Director: Yves Yersin
Embracing retirement does not come easy for Pipe, an old farmer who views work as his life. After buying a moped and a camera, Pipe begins to explore outside of his comfort zone and shifts his passion from work to retirement.

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.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’ approval on an invention he has created and will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man also traveling to Thailand but to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong.

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.

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.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she’s dreamed of having.

The Beach (2004)
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.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him.

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.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Director: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lust for Life (1956)
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Kirk Douglas stars as Vincent van 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!

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.

The Solitary Alchemist (2007)
Director: Mariel Brown
This documentary is set in a carnival workshop and dives into the lives of carnival costume makers, each one with their distinct and colorful personality. When the costume makers come together to create a carnival king costume their days are filled with trials, tribulations and wonder.

Le Chant des Mariées (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.

Patton (1970)
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
In this epic American film starring George C. Scott in the title role, the celebrated World War II general leads US troops into the theater of war, beginning in North Africa. The movie won Best Picture, Best Writing and three other Academy Awards; Scott received an Oscar for his performance, and Schaffner got an Oscar for Best Director.

Carthage in Flames (1960)
Director: Carmine Gallone
This Italian historic drama chronicles the final days of the Punic Wars as the Roman Empire descends upon Carthage.

The Flame of Araby (1951)
Director: Charles Lamont
In this swashbuckling movie starring Maureen O’Hara and Lon Chaney Jr., a Bedouin chief and a Tunisian princess are rivals in their search for a black stallion across the vast landscapes of Tunisia.

Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal (1937)
Director: Carmine Gallone
A historic film that served as propaganda for Benito Mussolini, this fascinating movie traces the rise of Publius Cornelius Scipio in 202 BC, from his election as dictator to his defeat of Hannibal at the Battle of Zama.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Director: Sergey Mokritskiy
Set in 1941, a young woman, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, enlists in the army and becomes known for her sniper abilities. After becoming wounded, Lyudmila is pulled out of combat and later travels to the United States, where she becomes close friends with Eleanor Roosevelt. Originally titled Bitva za Sevastopol.

The Unseen Everglades: Inside a Legendary Wilderness (2015)
Director: Charles J. Kropke
This documentary takes a look at the history of the Everglades, the current state of the Everglades and finding solutions to preserve and restore the unique ecosystem.

Hollywood on the Dnieper: Dreams from Atlantis (2014)
Director: Oleg Chorny
Looking back on the golden age of Soviet filmmaking, this visually rich documentary focuses on the Cherkassy region in the Ukraine and chronicles the history of filmmaking from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
This final film in the L’Auberge Espagnoletrilogy 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 titledCasse-tête Chinois.

Una Noche (2013)
Director: Lucy Mulloy
When Raul is accused of assault in Havana, he is forced to flee and appeals to his friend, Elio, to help him escape to Miami. But Elio is torn between protecting his sister and his own desire to leave Havana.

Feathered Dreams (2012)
Director: Andrew Rozhen
Based on a true story, this drama follows the life of a young Nigerian woman who is torn between her mother’s wishes for her to get a degree and her own dreams of becoming a singer, all while living in a country where she is faced with the challenges associated with being a foreigner.

New York, I Love You (2008)
Director: 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.

The English Surgeon (2007)
Director: Geoffrey Smith
This documentary follows Henry Thomas Marsh, a leading British neurosurgeon, as he candidly addresses the pressures of the doctor patient relationship while on his mission to Ukraine.

Miami Vice (2006)
Director: Michael Mann
Crockett and Tubbs find that their personal and professional lives are overlapping, with danger getting too close for comfort. This film is based on the 1980s TV action/drama Miami Vice.

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Director: Liev Schreiber
This comedy, drama follows a young Jewish American man, Jonathan, as he travels from Odessa into the heart of Ukraine. With little more than a photograph and the name of a village, Jonathan hires a tour company to help him find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II.

Long Way Round (2004)
Director: 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.

The Notebook (2004)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
This story begins in a modern-day nursing home where an elderly man is reading a romantic story to a fellow patient. The story he tells begins in the 1940s. Social differences separate two young lovers who fall in love over summer vacation, but when they meet each other again years later, they renew their relationship.

A House with a View of the Sea (2003)
Director: Alberto Arvelo
When an act of violence tears a widowed father and son apart, a brave stranger intervenes to reunite them. Originally titled Una casa con vista al mar.

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.

Absence of Malice (1981)
Director: Sydney Pollack
When the FBI organized crime task force puts pressure on Michael Gallagher, a Miami liquor wholesaler and son of a deceased local mobster, about a murder they think was mob-related, his life begins to unravel.

Ivan Semenovich Kozlovskiy (1978)
Director: Anatoliy Borsiuk
This documentary follows Semenovich Kozlovskiy, a Ukrainian lyric tenor who was both an opera director and one of the most well-known stars of the Soviet opera.

The Great Gatsby (1974)
Director: Bruno Barreto
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.

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.

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Director: Billy Wilder
When Joe and Jerry witness a Mafia murder, they decide that they must leave Chicago immediately. The only job that can take them to Miami, though, is an all-girl band. In their desperation, Joe and Jerry show up at the train station disguised as women, Josephine and Daphne, and mayhem ensues.

High Society (1956)
Director: Charles Walters
Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra star in this musical comedy film about wealthy Newport, Rhode Island socialite Tracy Samantha Lord and the three men who love her.

Bears (2014)
Director: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman
With the Alaskan wilderness as a backdrop, Bears is a documentary that follows a bear family for one year. From the moment hibernation ends and all through spring, summer and fall, this bear family, including two cubs, finds adventure around every corner.

Big Miracle (2012)
Director: Ken Kwapis
When a family of whales is becoming trapped by fast-forming ice in the Arctic Circle, three people—a volunteer, a news reporter and a native Alaskan boy—inspire an entire community to save them.

Fortress of the Bears (2011)
Director: Ken Kwapis Daniel B. Greenberg
This documentary shows how bears, salmon and trees are interconnected and how nature keeps each in balance. It was filmed on Alaska’s Admiralty Island, where an estimated 1,800 grizzly bears live.

Alaska’s Scenic Byways: Bigger Than Your Imagination (2010)
Director: Shannon McCarthy
Starting in Valdez, this documentary features some of Alaska’s most historic stories and routes. From mining to archaeology and geology, viewers get to see and learn about Alaska’s rich history.

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (2008)
Director: Robert Cornellier
Riki Ott and fishermen in Cordova, Alaska share the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill near Prince William Sound.

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.

The Big White (2005)
Director: Mark Mylod
Broke and desperate for money to care for his wife, Paul Barnell risks everything when he discovers a dead body and claims it is his missing brother, Raymond. Paul waits to collect the insurance money, but Ted Waters, an insurance investigator, is on to Paul’s scheme and the two hit men who killed the person Paul is claiming to be his brother plan to kidnap Paul’s wife for revenge.

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.

Limbo (1999)
Director: John Sayles
This drama follows Joe Gastineau, his girlfriend, Donna, and Donna’s daughter, Noelle. When Joe’s half brother, Bobby, shows up looking for help, Joe, Donna and Noelle find themselves being chased and trying to survive.

Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back (1998)
Director: Braden King, Laura Moya
Filmed in black and white, this documentary shares the stories of people who live in Dutch Harbor. From their love for the untamed island to their concern over gentrification, this intimate film shares the true emotions of the people who care deeply for their town.

White Fang (1998)
Director: Randal Kleiser
This film tells the stories of Jack Conroy, a gold hunter looking for his dead father’s claim, and White Fang, a wolf dog that is forced into both human hands and nature. Jack and White Fang cross paths numerous times, and even though Jack and White Fang seemingly want nothing to do with each other, a strong bond is formed.

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.

Klondike Fever (1980)
Director: Peter Carter
In 1898, Jack London embarks on an epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields.

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.

Ice Palace (1960)
Director: Vincent Sherman
When World War I ends, Zeb Kennedy and Thor Storm settle in Alaska, where they meet at a fish cannery business. The two plan on starting a cannery of their own, but their love for the same woman ends their friendship. Over the years, they are brought together by their children and as Alaska goes through the process of statehood.

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.

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.

Gone with the River (2015)
Director: Mario Crespo
Dauna is caught between the past and the present, between her culture and finding her identity. And as a woman of the Warao community in north-eastern Venezuela, finding a present-day identity is not easy. Originally titled Dauna. Lo que lleva el río.

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 presidents from Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador, and Cuba.

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 of the heroic Americans.

Luke 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 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.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up years later but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères.

Daughter from Danang (2002)
Director: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco
This documentary tells the story of Heidi Bub (Mai Thi Hiep), one of thousands of orphans who were brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift. Twenty-two years after being separated from her Vietnamese mother, Mai Thi Kim, and now married with kids and living in Tennessee, Heidi travels to Vietnam to meet her birth mother.

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).

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Beautiful from start to finish, this film follows three sisters, two of whom are happily married, or so it appears. Originally titled Mua he chieu thang dung.

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: Oliver Stone
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.

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 the First World War.

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.

Coming Up Roses (1986)
Director: Stephen Bayly
When the last remaining cinema in a small town in Wales closes its doors forever, the ice cream vendor and the projectionist find themselves out of work. Together they decide to grow mushrooms in the closed movie house.

Films by Itinerary


Long 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.

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.

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.

Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Pondicherry and Much More (2013)
Director: Bill Ball
In Chennai, Bill Ball explores Fort St. George, the Fort Museum and San Thome Basilica, a church built over the tomb of the apostle St. Thomas by Portuguese explorers. What used to be known as Madras, Chennai traces its roots back to a small fishing village. From Journeys in India, a travel series focusing on the Indian subcontinent.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’ approval on an invention he has created and will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man also traveling to Thailand but to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong.

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.

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.

The Great Indian Butterfly (2010)
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.

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.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Director: 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 one revealing how Jamal learned the answers to the show’s seemingly impossible quizzes.

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.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, 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 Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time, she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she’s dreamed of having.

The Beach (2004)
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.

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 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.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him.

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.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up.

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.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Director: 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.

Bears (2014)
Director: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman
With the Alaskan wilderness as a backdrop, Bears is a documentary that follows a bear family for one year. From the moment hibernation ends and all through spring, summer and fall, this bear family, including two cubs, finds adventure around every corner.

Big Eyes (2014)
Director: Tim Burton
This biopic is set in the 1950s and tells the story of Margaret Keane. A single mother and talented painter, Margaret is trying to make a life for herself and her daughter after leaving her husband. When she meets fellow painter Walter Keane, she feels as if she has found her soul mate. But Walter, a charming salesman who is unable to sell his own paintings, begins to take credit for Margaret’s work.

Big Miracle (2012)
Director: Ken Kwapis
When a family of whales is becoming trapped by fast-forming ice in the Arctic Circle, three people—a volunteer, a news reporter and a native Alaskan boy—inspire an entire community to save them.

This Means War (2012)
Director: McG
When two best friends, who are also benched CIA agents, fall for the same woman, they decide to let her choose who she wants to pursue a relationship with. But they are keeping tabs on each other and try to sabotage the other’s dates with her.

Fortress of the Bears (2011)
Director: Ken Kwapis Daniel B. Greenberg
This documentary shows how bears, salmon and trees are interconnected and how nature keeps each in balance. It was filmed on Alaska’s Admiralty Island, where an estimated 1,800 grizzly bears live.

Alaska’s Scenic Byways: Bigger Than Your Imagination (2010)
Director: Shannon McCarthy
Starting in Valdez, this documentary features some of Alaska’s most historic stories and routes. From mining to archaeology and geology, viewers get to see and learn about Alaska’s rich history.

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.

Helen (2009)
Director: Sandra Nettelbeck
When Helen, a woman who seems to have it all, is diagnosed with clinical depression, she must come to terms with the things that have happened and are happening in her life before her depression swallows her.

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (2008)
Director: Robert Cornellier
Riki Ott and fishermen in Cordova, Alaska share the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill near Prince William Sound.

The Big White (2005)
Director: Mark Mylod
Broke and desperate for money to care for his wife, Paul Barnell risks everything when he discovers a dead body and claims it is his missing brother, Raymond. Paul waits to collect the insurance money, but Ted Waters, an insurance investigator, is on to Paul’s scheme and the two hit men who killed the person Paul is claiming to be his brother plan to kidnap Paul’s wife for revenge.

Limbo (1999)
Director: John Sayles
This drama follows Joe Gastineau, his girlfriend, Donna, and Donna’s daughter, Noelle. When Joe’s half brother, Bobby, shows up looking for help, Joe, Donna and Noelle find themselves being chased and trying to survive.

Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back (1998)
Director: Braden King, Laura Moya
Filmed in black and white, this documentary shares the stories of people who live in Dutch Harbor. From their love for the untamed island to their concern over gentrification, this intimate film shares the true emotions of the people who care deeply for their town.

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.

White Fang (1998)
Director: Randal Kleiser
This film tells the stories of Jack Conroy, a gold hunter looking for his dead father’s claim, and White Fang, a wolf dog that is forced into both human hands and nature. Jack and White Fang cross paths numerous times, and even though Jack and White Fang seemingly want nothing to do with each other, a strong bond is formed.

Double Happiness (1995)
Director: Mina Shum
Jade Li is caught between Chinese traditions and western sensibilities. Her family wants her to cast aside her desire to become an actress, and instead, date and marry a nice Chinese boy. While trying to please her family, Jade remains true to herself.

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.

Klondike Fever (1980)
Director: Peter Carter
In 1898, Jack London embarks on an epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields.

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.

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.

Ice Palace (1960)
Director: Vincent Sherman
When World War I ends, Zeb Kennedy and Thor Storm settle in Alaska, where they meet at a fish cannery business. The two plan on starting a cannery of their own, but their love for the same woman ends their friendship. Over the years, they are brought together by their children and as Alaska goes through the process of statehood.

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.

Long 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.

All You Need Is Love (2015)
Director: 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.

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.

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. But 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.

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 of the heroic Americans.

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.

The Two Faces of January (2014)
Director: Hossein Amini
Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst star as a vacationing couple who befriend a mysterious tour guide in this thriller set in 1962 Athens.

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.

Before Midnight (2013)
Director: Richard Linklater
In the third film of a series starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, a married couple vacationing on the shores of Greece examine their relationship with their children and each other.

Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (2013)
Director: Po-lin Chi
This documentary reveals the beauty of Taiwan from a bird’s-eye view and highlights both the natural splendor and the growth of Taiwan as seen in its urbanization.

Egypt 3D (2013)
Director: 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.

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.

Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Pondicherry and Much More (2013)
Director: Bill Ball
In Chennai, Bill Ball explores Fort St. George, the Fort Museum and San Thome Basilica, a church built over the tomb of the apostle St. Thomas by Portuguese explorers. What used to be known as Madras, Chennai traces its roots back to a small fishing village. From Journeys in India, a travel series focusing on the Indian subcontinent.

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.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’ approval on an invention he has created and will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man also traveling to Thailand but to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong.

Love Fiction (2012)
Director: Kye Soo Jeon
Goo Joo-wol is a writer who is experiencing a bout of writer’s block. When he travels with the president of his publishing company to Berlin, Joo-wol falls for a woman from Seoul whom he meets at an industry party. Originally titled Leo-beu-pik-syeon.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
Director: Daniel Hsia
Sam is a New York attorney who is sent to Shanghai for work, but he soon finds himself tangled in a legal mess that could cost him his job. After meeting several people with the right connections, Sam believes he may have found a way out of the mess he’s in while experiencing beautiful Shanghai.

Wish You Were Here (2012)
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Four friends go on a vacation to Southeast Asia, but things take a turn for the worse when one of goes missing. Soon, secrets leading up to the night of the disappearance are revealed.

Footnote (2011)
Director: Joseph Cedar
A father and son, rival professors of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, find themselves in a bitter confrontation over The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious national award. Originally titled Hearat Shulayim.

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.

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.

Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Director: Arvin Chen
A young Taiwanese man, Kai, wants nothing more than to be with his girlfriend who is in Paris. To keep himself busy, he studies French night after night in a bookstore. When a woman who works at the bookstore notices him, Kai discovers that his desires for companionship are right in front of him in Taipei. Originally titled Yi ye Taibei.

Luke 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.

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.

Same Same But Different (2010)
Director: Detlev Buck
During a post-graduation summer trip to Cambodia, Benjamin Prüfer falls for Sreykeo Solvan. When he returns home to Germany, he discovers that Sreykeo is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. This film is based on a true story.

The Great Indian Butterfly (2010)
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.

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.

City of Fathers (2009)
Director: Ji-won Park
When his teenage son is diagnosed with kidney cancer, Kang-soo tries to turn his life around and seeks out his son’s biological father.

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 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.

Egypt Unwrapped (2008)
Director: J.V. Martin
A stunning National Geographicproduction 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 titledSecrets of Egypt.

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.

Lemon Tree (2008)
Director: Eran Riklis
This is the story of a Palestinian widow who lives simply from her lemon grove in the West Bank’s occupied territory. When a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have it torn down, she must seek assistance to defend her grove. Originally titled Etz Limon.

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
When Sophie, a bride-to-be, learns that she may have three possible fathers, she invites each of them to her wedding without telling her mother. This British-American-Swedish musical romantic comedy film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Director: 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 one revealing how Jamal learned the answers to the show’s seemingly impossible quizzes.

Sunny (2008)
Director: Joon-ik Lee
After Soon-yi’s husband leaves her for another woman, he voluntarily enlists for the Vietnam War to punish himself for what he has done. Blamed by her mother-in-law for her husband going off to war, Soon-yi decides to go in search of her husband by joining a band traveling to Vietnam to perform for the soldiers. Originally titled Nim-eun-meon-go-sae.

Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Director: Ari Folman
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and an Academy Award nominee. Originally titled Vals Im Bashir.

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.

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.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, 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 Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time, she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie.

Meduzot (2007)
Director: Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret
This film tells the intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv: Batya is a catering waitress who takes in an abandoned child, Keren is a young bride who breaks her leg, and Joy is a Philippine chore woman who does not speak any Hebrew.

Lu Cheng (2006)
Director: Yang Chao
Looking for meaning to their lives, two students journey across rural China with the hope of purchasing rare mushrooms to sell back home. Along the way, they are forced to decide whether to continue journeying or continue their education.

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.

China and the Forbidden City (2005)
Director: Tom Priestley
This 60-minute documentary explores the art, architecture and history of the imperial city.

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.

The World (2005)
Director: Zhangke Jia
The World, a theme park designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks, is seen through the eyes of a few of its staff. Originally titled Shijie.

Alexander (2004)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on the life of Alexander the Great, this epic historic drama with Colin Farrell in the title role focuses on the king’s great conquests and his relationships with his parents; his wife, Roxana; and his tutor, Aristotle.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she’s dreamed of having.

Campfire (2004)
Director: Joseph Cedar
When a widow with two teenaged daughters is ready to move on with her life and seeks to be accepted into a new ideologically-based West Bank settlement, she finds she has many factors working against her, especially because there is no man in the household. Originally titled Medurat Hashevet.

The Beach (2004)
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.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up years later but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam that a con man is involved in goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut.

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.

Daughter from Danang (2002)
Director: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco
This documentary tells the story of Heidi Bub (Mai Thi Hiep), one of thousands of orphans who were brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift. Twenty-two years after being separated from her Vietnamese mother, Mai Thi Kim, and now married with kids and living in Tennessee, Heidi travels to Vietnam to meet her birth mother.

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 titledYing xiong.

Painted Fire (2002)
Director: Kwon-Taek Im
Jang Seung-up, also called Owon, was born poor but is recognized for his genius artistic abilities. During a time of political upheaval, when Korea is caught between China and Japan, Owon must prove his talent and discover his own personal artistic style. Although his relationships with others are turbulent, his restless spirit helps him create great art. Originally titled Chihwaseon.

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).

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)
Director: John Madden
The beautiful Ionian Islands are the setting of this epic war movie starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Based on the novel by Louis de Bernières, it depicts the tragic massacre of Italian troops by the German High Command and the devastating earthquake that follows.

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.

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Beautiful from start to finish, this film follows three sisters, two of whom are happily married, or so it appears. Originally titled Mua he chieu thang dung.

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 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.

The Road Home (1999)
Director: Yimou Zhang
When businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his village from the city for the funeral of his father, he is reminded of the magical story of how his mother and father first met. Originally titled Wo de fu qin mu qin.

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.

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.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him.

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Director: Kaige Chen
This is a film with two parallel, intertwined stories of two performers in the Beijing Opera and the woman who comes between them. Originally titled Ba wang bie ji.

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.

Indochine (1992)
Director: Oliver Stone
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.

Shirley Valentine (1989)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
This comedy-drama follows a bored middle-aged housewife who escapes to Greece with a friend and falls in love with the owner of a tavern, rekindling her love of life and discovering her self-respect in the process. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Actress and Best Music) and three Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Music).

Red Sorghum (1988)
Director: Yimou Zhang
A young Chinese woman is sent to marry the undesirable owner of a winery, but falls in love with one of his servants. Originally titled Hong gao liang.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up.

The Last Emperor (1987)
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
This film tells the story of Puyi—from his exalted birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City to his decline and dissolute lifestyle, and, finally, to his obscure existence as a peasant worker in the People’s Republic.

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.

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 Karnakas 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)
Director: 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.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo.

Justine (1969)
Director: 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.

Lord Jim (1965)
Director: Richard Brooks
James Burke, a distinguished midshipman who rises to the rank of executive officer, is put ashore after a broken foot. After his recovery, Jim signs on as the executive officer of a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew and a barbarous captain.

Zorba the Greek (1964)
Director: Michael Cacoyannis
In this drama based on the Nikos Kazantzakis novel, Anthony Quinn plays larger-than-life Zorba, who travels to Crete with a new friend to advise him in a burgeoning mining operation. Romantic and personal entanglements follow in this passion-filled film. Winner of three Academy Awards (Cinematography, Art Direction and Lila Kedrova won Best Actress in a Supporting Role).

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.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Director: 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.

Shanghai Express (1932)
Director: Josef von Sternberg
This classic film is about Shanghai Lil, a “woman who lives by her wits along the China coast.” During a dangerous train ride to Shanghai, Lil rediscovers a former lover.

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.

A Place in the Caribbean (2017)
Director: Juan Carlos Fanconi
Gael, an author, chooses the island of Roatán to finish his last novel, while Sofia and her father have no other choice than to stay longer on the island when they miss their cruise ship. All at once, three love stories unfold. Originally titled Un lugar en el Caribe.

33 Great Cities of Europe DVD (2013)
Director: Marlin Darrah
Filmed in high definition, this documentary takes you to the most famous regions and cities in Europe, highlighting the architectures, cultures and histories of the world’s most traveled continent.

Abo So (2013)
Director: Juan Francisco Pardo
When Tatiana moves into a new neighborhood with her mother and brother, she meets an odd young man, Santiago, who thinks she is a diva. Once they learn more about each other, though, a love grows, but it’s not without challenges.

Journey to Jah (2013)
Director: Noël Dernesch, Moritz Springer
Follow musicians as they evolve their sounds from the inspirations of foreign cultures. In this documentary, European musicians Gentleman and Alborosie take root in the reggae culture, while Jamaican singer Terry Lynn marries her music with European styles.

Poetry Is an Island, Derek Walcott (2013)
Director: Ida Does
See St. Lucia through the eyes of Derek Walcott, a poet, playwright, painter, filmmaker and Literature Nobel Laureate who has been inspired by St. Lucia for more than 60 years. This documentary is set in St. Lucia, Walcott’s native island, and explores the people and places that have been the subject of his prized poetry.

Sensei Redenshon (2013)
Director: German Gruber Jr.
After Sandro is released from prison, for illegal street fighting and gambling, he discovers that his only son, Shendel, has followed in his footsteps. In order to win back Shendel’s trust and protect him from a dangerous life, Sandro must confront his toughest test yet.

Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive (2012)
Director: Gaël Leiblang
Learn more about Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. This documentary shares glimpses into Usain’s life growing up in Jamaica. With some of his most memorable competitions featured, as well as his Jamaican training programs, one can see how Usain was destined for a life of winning.

No Place Like Home (2007)
Director: Perry Henzell
Island life suits Susan, a NYC film producer who has traveled to Jamaica to film a shampoo commercial. After one circumstance after another, Susan finds herself more drawn to Jamaica and drifting further away from the everyday city life that she knows.

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.

Nous Près, Nous Loin (1986)
Director: Alain d’Aix
This documentary examines the Creole language and culture across four island territories in the Lesser Antilles: Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia. This film is also known as Creole Connections.

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.

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

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 of age 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.

Pirates of the Airwaves (2016)
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.

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 twice and a baby washes ashore in a dinghy, Isabel convinces Tom that they should raise the baby without telling anyone about her or her father, who was dead in the boat.

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 Māori sheepshearing families, the Poatas and Mahanas, who are bitter enemies that must find their way through adversity. Originally titled Mahana.

Mabo (2012)
Director: Rachel Perkins
This biographical film is about Eddie Koiki Mabo, an Aboriginal Australian and national hero of Australia. Mabo, who dropped out of school at the age of 15, successfully spearheaded the campaign for land rights for indigenous people, which resulted in the overthrowing of terra nullius (“nobody’s land”) by the High Court.

When a City Falls (2011)
Director: Gerard Smyth
After two earthquakes killed 185 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, the beautiful city and the 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.

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.

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.

The Tree (2010)
Director: Julie Bertuccelli
When her husband, Peter O’Neil, dies unexpectedly, Dawn is devastated. But Simone, their eight-year-old daughter, is convinced that Peter is speaking to her through the giant Moreton Bay fig tree that stands next to their house, the same tree that Peter crashed his car into on the day he died. And when Dawn begins a relationship with George, the tree seems to take on a life of its own.

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.

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

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

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 moves 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. But after several years have passed, Migo shows up in Australia, and he and Arah confront their past and their time apart.

All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (2007)
Director: Louise Alston
One by one, Anthea’s friends start to leave Brisbane, tempting her to leave as well. But when she learns that an ex-boyfriend is coming back to Brisbane, she changes her mind about leaving.

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

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.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
This biographical film tells the inspirational story of Tony Fingleton. After growing up in a troubled household and being overlooked by his father, Tony makes a commitment to become the best athlete possible and prove his confidence and talents to his father.

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.

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.

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 meets a new friend, changes her name and leaves her mark wherever she goes.

The Piano (1993)
Director: Jane Campion
Ada and her young daughter move to New Zealand for Ada’s arranged marriage. When Ada’s husband sells her beloved piano to their neighbor, George, she is heartbroken. But George offers Ada a chance to earn her piano back 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 many hardships as a child, including the drownings of her two adolescent sisters and the epileptic seizures her brother, George, had to endure. She was in a mental institution for several years, but became successful when she started writing novels.

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.

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. But his Aunt Vanessa shows up with rights as a co-guardian, demanding 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.

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.

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

Fishing for Herself: A Fisherwoman’s Lonely Life on Sakhalin Island (2016)
Director: Yana Yerlashova
For Anna, a woman who has lived on Sakhalin Island her entire life, being independent means being strong through hard work and distancing herself from others. After deciding that she would be a fisherwoman in the icy lakes of Sakhalin Island, Anna works as hard as any man and plays ice hockey with an all-male team in her free time.

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.

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 of age 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.

Long 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.

All You Need Is Love (2015)
Director: 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.

There Is No Lid on the Sea (2015)
Director: Keisuke Toyoshim
Adapted from Banana Yoshimoto’s novel, this drama shows how both drastic life changes and simple enjoyments can change one’s view of the world. Mari decides to leave bustling Tokyo and return to her hometown, a small town in the Shizuoka prefecture, to open a snow cone shop. Her snow cones soothe her customers and Mari finds peace with herself through a friendship she develops with a coworker. Originally titled Umi no futa.

Bears (2014)
Director: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman
With the Alaskan wilderness as a backdrop, Bears is a documentary that follows a bear family for one year. From the moment hibernation ends and all through spring, summer and fall, this bear family, including two cubs, finds adventure around every corner.

Big Eyes (2014)
Director: Tim Burton
This biopic is set in the 1950s and tells the story of Margaret Keane. A single mother and talented painter, Margaret is trying to make a life for herself and her daughter after leaving her husband. When she meets fellow painter Walter Keane, she feels as if she has found her soul mate. But Walter, a charming salesman who is unable to sell his own paintings, begins to take credit for Margaret’s work.

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 of the heroic Americans.

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.

The Hermitage Revealed (2014)
Director: Margy Kinmonth
This fascinating film depicts the real-life story behind the magnificent art collection of one of the world’s greatest art museums.

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.

Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (2013)
Director: Po-lin Chi
This documentary reveals the beauty of Taiwan from a bird’s-eye view and highlights both the natural splendor and the growth of Taiwan as seen in its urbanization.

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.

Tsvet Natsii (2013)
Director: Sergey Nurmamed
Leonid Parfenov, a well-known Russian TV presenter, journalist and author of documentaries, dedicates this documentary to the 150th anniversary of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, a pioneer in color photography of early 20th-century Russia.

Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste (2013)
Director: 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.

Anna Karenina (2012)
Director: Joe Wright
Tom Stoppard adapted this screenplay from the famed Leo Tolstoy novel that is so central to Russia’s rich culture. Keira Knightley stars as the Russian aristocrat and statesman’s wife who has an affair with wealthy officer Count Vronsky, with tragic results.

Big Miracle (2012)
Director: Ken Kwapis
When a family of whales is becoming trapped by fast-forming ice in the Arctic Circle, three people—a volunteer, a news reporter and a native Alaskan boy—inspire an entire community to save them.

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.

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.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’ approval on an invention he has created and will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man also traveling to Thailand but to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong.

Love Fiction (2012)
Director: Kye Soo Jeon
Goo Joo-wol is a writer who is experiencing a bout of writer’s block. When he travels with the president of his publishing company to Berlin, Joo-wol falls for a woman from Seoul whom he meets at an industry party. Originally titled Leo-beu-pik-syeon.

Mabo (2012)
Director: Rachel Perkins
This biographical film is about Eddie Koiki Mabo, an Aboriginal Australian and national hero of Australia. Mabo, who dropped out of school at the age of 15, successfully spearheaded the campaign for land rights for indigenous people, which resulted in the overthrowing of terra nullius (“nobody’s land”) by the High Court.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
Director: Daniel Hsia
Sam is a New York attorney who is sent to Shanghai for work, but he soon finds himself tangled in a legal mess that could cost him his job. After meeting several people with the right connections, Sam believes he may have found a way out of the mess he’s in while experiencing beautiful Shanghai.

This Means War (2012)
Director: McG
When two best friends, who are also benched CIA agents, fall for the same woman, they decide to let her choose who she wants to pursue a relationship with. But they are keeping tabs on each other and try to sabotage the other’s dates with her.

Wish You Were Here (2012)
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Four friends go on a vacation to Southeast Asia, but things take a turn for the worse when one of goes missing. Soon, secrets leading up to the night of the disappearance are revealed.

Fortress of the Bears (2011)
Director: Ken Kwapis Daniel B. Greenberg
This documentary shows how bears, salmon and trees are interconnected and how nature keeps each in balance. It was filmed on Alaska’s Admiralty Island, where an estimated 1,800 grizzly bears live.

I Wish (2011)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Brothers Koichi and Ryunosuke are separated when their parents get divorced, but Koichi, the older brother, wishes his family was still intact. After hearing that wishes can be granted at the exact moment when two bullet trains pass by each other at top speed, Koichi, his two best friends, Ryunosuke and Ryunosuke’s three friends all decide to meet where the two bullet trains will pass each other. Originally titled Kiseki.

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.

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.

Alaska’s Scenic Byways: Bigger Than Your Imagination (2010)
Director: Shannon McCarthy
Starting in Valdez, this documentary features some of Alaska’s most historic stories and routes. From mining to archaeology and geology, viewers get to see and learn about Alaska’s rich history.

Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Director: Arvin Chen
A young Taiwanese man, Kai, wants nothing more than to be with his girlfriend who is in Paris. To keep himself busy, he studies French night after night in a bookstore. When a woman who works at the bookstore notices him, Kai discovers that his desires for companionship are right in front of him in Taipei. Originally titled Yi ye Taibei.

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.

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.”

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.

Luke 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.

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.

Same Same But Different (2010)
Director: Detlev Buck
During a post-graduation summer trip to Cambodia, Benjamin Prüfer falls for Sreykeo Solvan. When he returns home to Germany, he discovers that Sreykeo is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. This film is based on a true story.

The Tree (2010)
Director: Julie Bertuccelli
When her husband, Peter O’Neil, dies unexpectedly, Dawn is devastated. But Simone, their eight-year-old daughter, is convinced that Peter is speaking to her through the giant Moreton Bay fig tree that stands next to their house, the same tree that Peter crashed his car into on the day he died. And when Dawn begins a relationship with George, the tree seems to take on a life of its own.

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.

City of Fathers (2009)
Director: Ji-won Park
When his teenage son is diagnosed with kidney cancer, Kang-soo tries to turn his life around and seeks out his son’s biological father.

Helen (2009)
Director: Sandra Nettelbeck
When Helen, a woman who seems to have it all, is diagnosed with clinical depression, she must come to terms with the things that have happened and are happening in her life before her depression swallows her.

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.

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

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.

Wild Russia (2009)
Director: Animal Planet
This six-episode documentary gives viewers breathtaking views of the natural wonders of Russia, including Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Arctic, Caucasus, Primorskiy Kray and the Ural Mountains. Originally titled Wildes Russland.

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

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (2008)
Director: Robert Cornellier
Riki Ott and fishermen in Cordova, Alaska share the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill near Prince William Sound.

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

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 moves 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. But after several years have passed, Migo shows up in Australia, and he and Arah confront their past and their time apart.

Sunny (2008)
Director: Joon-ik Lee
After Soon-yi’s husband leaves her for another woman, he voluntarily enlists for the Vietnam War to punish himself for what he has done. Blamed by her mother-in-law for her husband going off to war, Soon-yi decides to go in search of her husband by joining a band traveling to Vietnam to perform for the soldiers. Originally titled Nim-eun-meon-go-sae.

All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (2007)
Director: Louise Alston
One by one, Anthea’s friends start to leave Brisbane, tempting her to leave as well. But when she learns that an ex-boyfriend is coming back to Brisbane, she changes her mind about leaving.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, 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 Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time, she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie.

Lu Cheng (2006)
Director: Yang Chao
Looking for meaning to their lives, two students journey across rural China with the hope of purchasing rare mushrooms to sell back home. Along the way, they are forced to decide whether to continue journeying or continue their education.

Toute la beauté du monde (2006)
Director: Marc Esposito
After the man of her life dies, Tina goes on a journey to Asia with hopes of rediscovering life after loss. She is accompanied by her friend Franck, who is in love with her. Still mourning the loss of her love, however, she cannot give Franck what he wants from her.

Water (2006)
Director: Julia Perkul, Anastasiya Popova
Witness breathtaking discoveries of water by researchers worldwide, from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and more, as they try to understand its explicit and implicit properties, which are phenomenal, beyond the common physical laws of nature.

China and the Forbidden City (2005)
Director: Tom Priestley
This 60-minute documentary explores the art, architecture and history of the imperial city.

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.

The Big White (2005)
Director: Mark Mylod
Broke and desperate for money to care for his wife, Paul Barnell risks everything when he discovers a dead body and claims it is his missing brother, Raymond. Paul waits to collect the insurance money, but Ted Waters, an insurance investigator, is on to Paul’s scheme and the two hit men who killed the person Paul is claiming to be his brother plan to kidnap Paul’s wife for revenge.

The World (2005)
Director: Zhangke Jia
The World, a theme park designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks, is seen through the eyes of a few of its staff. Originally titled Shijie.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she’s dreamed of having.

The Beach (2004)
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.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up years later but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères.

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.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam that a con man is involved in goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut.

Lost in Translation (2003)
Director: Sofia Coppola
A middle-aged American movie star is in Tokyo to film a whiskey ad for the Japanese market. There, he meets a twenty-something recent Yale philosophy graduate who is in Japan with her husband, and they find that they have more in common than what meets the eye.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
This biographical film tells the inspirational story of Tony Fingleton. After growing up in a troubled household and being overlooked by his father, Tony makes a commitment to become the best athlete possible and prove his confidence and talents to his father.

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.

The Samurai (2003)
Director: Tony Long
This documentary explores the extraordinary history of the samurai, one of the world’s most famous warrior classes, including their self-discipline, martial artistry and sacred rituals. Modern-day samurai share the ways of life in the Bushido, while educators explain the momentous events in the centuries-long history of the samurai.

Women in the Mirror (2003)
Director: Yoshishige Yoshida
This drama is about three women who feel a sense of confused identity, tied to memories of the Hiroshima disaster. As they share their memories, they try to piece together family ties that may or may not connect them to each other. Originally titled Kagami no onnatachi.

Daughter from Danang (2002)
Director: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco
This documentary tells the story of Heidi Bub (Mai Thi Hiep), one of thousands of orphans who were brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift. Twenty-two years after being separated from her Vietnamese mother, Mai Thi Kim, and now married with kids and living in Tennessee, Heidi travels to Vietnam to meet her birth mother.

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 titledYing xiong.

Painted Fire (2002)
Director: Kwon-Taek Im
Jang Seung-up, also called Owon, was born poor but is recognized for his genius artistic abilities. During a time of political upheaval, when Korea is caught between China and Japan, Owon must prove his talent and discover his own personal artistic style. Although his relationships with others are turbulent, his restless spirit helps him create great art. Originally titled Chihwaseon.

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).

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.

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.

Enlightenment Guaranteed (2000)
Director: Doris Dörrie
When brothers Uwe and Gustav travel to a monastery near Tokyo, Japan, their plan is to address their troubled lives and achieve enlightenment. But trouble seems to follow Uwe and Gustav everywhere they go. Originally titled Erleuchtung garantiert.

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Beautiful from start to finish, this film follows three sisters, two of whom are happily married, or so it appears. Originally titled Mua he chieu thang dung.

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 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.

Limbo (1999)
Director: John Sayles
This drama follows Joe Gastineau, his girlfriend, Donna, and Donna’s daughter, Noelle. When Joe’s half brother, Bobby, shows up looking for help, Joe, Donna and Noelle find themselves being chased and trying to survive.

The Road Home (1999)
Director: Yimou Zhang
When businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his village from the city for the funeral of his father, he is reminded of the magical story of how his mother and father first met. Originally titled Wo de fu qin mu qin.

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.

Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back (1998)
Director: Braden King, Laura Moya
Filmed in black and white, this documentary shares the stories of people who live in Dutch Harbor. From their love for the untamed island to their concern over gentrification, this intimate film shares the true emotions of the people who care deeply for their town.

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.

White Fang (1998)
Director: Randal Kleiser
This film tells the stories of Jack Conroy, a gold hunter looking for his dead father’s claim, and White Fang, a wolf dog that is forced into both human hands and nature. Jack and White Fang cross paths numerous times, and even though Jack and White Fang seemingly want nothing to do with each other, a strong bond is formed.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him.

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.

Double Happiness (1995)
Director: Mina Shum
Jade Li is caught between Chinese traditions and western sensibilities. Her family wants her to cast aside her desire to become an actress, and instead, date and marry a nice Chinese boy. While trying to please her family, Jade remains true to herself.

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 meets a new friend, changes her name and leaves her mark wherever she goes.

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Director: Kaige Chen
This is a film with two parallel, intertwined stories of two performers in the Beijing Opera and the woman who comes between them. Originally titled Ba wang bie ji.

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.

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.

Indochine (1992)
Director: Oliver Stone
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.

Rhapsody in August (1991)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
When four children spend the summer with their grandmother in Nagasaki, Japan, they learn about how their grandfather was killed: by the atomic bomb that fell in 1945. Originally titled Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî.

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.

Red Sorghum (1988)
Director: Yimou Zhang
A young Chinese woman is sent to marry the undesirable owner of a winery, but falls in love with one of his servants. Originally titled Hong gao liang.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up.

The Last Emperor (1987)
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
This film tells the story of Puyi—from his exalted birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City to his decline and dissolute lifestyle, and, finally, to his obscure existence as a peasant worker in the People’s Republic.

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.

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. But his Aunt Vanessa shows up with rights as a co-guardian, demanding 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.

Tora-san Goes North (1983)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Set in 1938 Japan, this drama follows four sisters who are living off the dwindling inheritance of their deceased parents. Every year, the sisters meet every year in Kyoto to view the cherry blossoms. Originally titled Sasameyuki.

Reds (1981)
Director: Warren Beatty
An epic film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, this saga recounts the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. It is brilliantly interspersed with interviews of witnesses to the uprising. Beatty won an Oscar for Best Directing.

Klondike Fever (1980)
Director: Peter Carter
In 1898, Jack London embarks on an epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields.

Oblomov (1980)
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Middle-aged Oblomov sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parent’s estate. But when his boyhood companion, Stoltz, introduces him to Olga, Oblomov takes a country house near Olga’s and soon they’re in love. Originally titled Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova.

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.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo.

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.

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.

Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966)
Director: Don Sharp
This fictional account of the famed Russian peasant and mystic, played by Christopher Lee, is loosely based on the accounts of Prince Yusupov, who is thought to have murdered the Romanov confidant in his St. Petersburg palace.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Director: David Lean
Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, this epic drama-romance starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie unfolds as World War I and the Russian Revolution are brewing. It earned Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Original Score; and is tied with Love Story,The Godfather,One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestandA Star Is Bornfor the most wins by a film.

Lord Jim (1965)
Director: Richard Brooks
James Burke, a distinguished midshipman who rises to the rank of executive officer, is put ashore after a broken foot. After his recovery, Jim signs on as the executive officer of a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew and a barbarous captain.

Ice Palace (1960)
Director: Vincent Sherman
When World War I ends, Zeb Kennedy and Thor Storm settle in Alaska, where they meet at a fish cannery business. The two plan on starting a cannery of their own, but their love for the same woman ends their friendship. Over the years, they are brought together by their children and as Alaska goes through the process of statehood.

Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Director: Alain Resnais
When a French woman travels to Japan to make a film about the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and the importance of peace, she falls in love with a Japanese man who lost his family in the bombing. They find a connection through loss, as she herself lost her German lover in the war.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Director: 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.

War and Peace (1956)
Director: King Vidor
Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda star in this condensed adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic, originally released in 1956.

House of Bamboo (1955)
Director: Samuel Fuller
This film noir follows Eddie Kenner, a US Army investigator who attempts to probe the death of a fellow army official while planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate.

Tokyo Story (1953)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
When Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama travel to Tokyo to visit their children, they discover that their children are too busy for them and inconvenienced by their presence. After their kids send them off to a resort that is too loud, Shukichi and Tomi decide to return home. Originally titled Tôkyô monogatari.

Shanghai Express (1932)
Director: Josef von Sternberg
This classic film is about Shanghai Lil, a “woman who lives by her wits along the China coast.” During a dangerous train ride to Shanghai, Lil rediscovers a former lover.

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

Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
In this silent film, the crew members of the titled warship rise up against their officers of the tsarist regime. It has been called one of the greatest propaganda films of all time, providing a look at pre-Soviet Russia.

Fishing for Herself: A Fisherwoman’s Lonely Life on Sakhalin Island (2016)
Director: Yana Yerlashova
For Anna, a woman who has lived on Sakhalin Island her entire life, being independent means being strong through hard work and distancing herself from others. After deciding that she would be a fisherwoman in the icy lakes of Sakhalin Island, Anna works as hard as any man and plays ice hockey with an all-male team in her free time.

Ingrid Bergman—In Her Own Words (2015)
Director: Stig Björkman
At the suggestion of Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Stig Björkman made this documentary that tells Ingrid’s story through never-before-seen private diaries, footage, interviews with her children, letters and notes. Originally titled Jag är Ingrid.

Victoria (2015)
Director: Sebastian Schipper
After a young Spanish woman moves to Berlin, she meets a local man. During a night out with him and his friends, a troubling secret is revealed and the night turns dangerous.

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
When a floundering young man drops out of law school, he ends up roaming the streets of Berlin to try to find his place in life. Originally titled Oh Boy.

A Long Way Down (2014)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
When four suicidal strangers find themselves on the same roof on New Year’s Eve, their plans for death are interrupted as they form a bond that helps each of them face the difficulties in their lives.

Copenhagen (2014)
Director: Mark Raso
This coming-of-age film follows an immature young man traveling through Europe. He pauses in Copenhagen, city of his birth, to deliver a letter written by his dead father to his grandfather.

The Hermitage Revealed (2014)
Director: Margy Kinmonth
This fascinating film depicts the real-life story behind the magnificent art collection of one of the world’s greatest art museums.

The Monuments Men (2014)
Director: George Clooney
Set during World War II, this film follows a team of art conservationists tasked with saving artwork and other cultural treasures from destruction and theft by the Nazis. The movie has an all-star cast, including Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett.

Ida (2013)
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, this road movie has been called a masterpiece of Polish cinema. It follows a young woman on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun, only to discover her parents were Jewish.

Tsvet Natsii (2013)
Director: Sergey Nurmamed
Leonid Parfenov, a well-known Russian TV presenter, journalist and author of documentaries, dedicates this documentary to the 150th anniversary of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, a pioneer in color photography of early 20th-century Russia.

Wałęsa: Man of Hope (2013)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
This biopic of Lech Wałęsa follows the ascendancy of a humble electrician at the Gdańsk Shipyard from demonstrator to president of Poland, and examines the influence his rise to power had on other regions of Europe.

Anna Karenina (2012)
Director: Joe Wright
Tom Stoppard adapted this screenplay from the famed Leo Tolstoy novel that is so central to Russia’s rich culture. Keira Knightley stars as the Russian aristocrat and statesman’s wife who has an affair with wealthy officer Count Vronsky, with tragic results.

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Director: 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.

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.

Love and Other Troubles (2012)
Director: Samuli Valkama
In this romantic comedy, an American line-dancing teacher makes her home in Finland where she meets a young man, once a child star, and his father, a former rock star. Complications arise when both men fall in love with her.

Beyond the Border (2011)
Director: Richard Holm
This war film tells the story of Swedish soldiers who mistakenly cross the wrong side of the Nazi border. When a Swedish colonel sends an execution squad to cover up the error, the soldiers must overcome two enemies.

The Iron Lady (2011)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
In this biopic, Meryl Streep plays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, teetering on the edge of reality with dementia and recalling her rise and fall. Streep won an Oscar for her performance.

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 Trip (2010)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
When The Observerassigns Steve Coogan to review some of England’s best restaurants, Steve is excited to take his girlfriend along. But when she backs out, Steve reluctantly decides to take his best friend, Rob Brydon.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män Som Hatar Kvinnor) (2009)
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
This mystery-thriller follows a journalist through a rich Swedish setting as he searches, with the help of a young female hacker, for a woman who disappeared 40 years ago. Re-made in 2011 as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Originally titledMän som hatar kvinnor.

Wild Russia (2009)
Director: Animal Planet
This six-episode documentary gives viewers breathtaking views of the natural wonders of Russia, including Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Arctic, Caucasus, Primorskiy Kray and the Ural Mountains. Originally titled Wildes Russland.

Flame & Citron (2008)
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
In this action-drama, we follow two Danish resistance fighters, Flame and Citron, who kill Danish Nazis and collaborators without hesitation until they are no longer certain who their targets represent.

Forgiveness (2008)
Director: Mariusz Kotowski
Also screened under the title Esther’s Diary, this dramatic Holocaust film follows the adult daughters of two women who were best friends in 1940s Poland, but were later separated by Nazi horrors. One daughter learns of the past from her mother’s diary.

North Face (2008)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
Based on a true story, this suspenseful adventure film set in 1936 is about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps—the Eiger. As Nazi propaganda urges the nation’s Alpinists to conquer the Swiss massif, two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent.

The Reader (2008)
Director: Stephen Daldry
Set in post-WWII Germany, this drama follows the life of a young man whose affair with an older woman will haunt him for the rest of his life. Kate Winslet won an Oscar for her performance.

Atonement (2007)
Director: Joe Wright
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, this powerful film unfolds over six decades, beginning in the 1930s when a crime with far-reaching consequences is committed. It won a Golden Globe for Best Picture.

The Border (2007)
Director: Lauri Törhönen
This wartime film is set in 1918 after the Finnish Civil War and follows a Finnish soldier to a small village to establish part of the border between his country and Soviet Russia.

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.

The Lives of Others (2006)
Director: Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck
It’s 1984 in East Berlin and the population is strictly controlled by the Secret Police. A man who has devoted his life to ferreting out “dangerous” characters is thrown into a quandary when he must investigate a harmless man who is deemed a threat.

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.

Water (2006)
Director: Julia Perkul, Anastasiya Popova
Witness breathtaking discoveries of water by researchers worldwide, from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and more, as they try to understand its explicit and implicit properties, which are phenomenal, beyond the common physical laws of nature.

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.

Revolution of Pigs (2004)
Director: René Reinumägi
This comedy serves as a metaphor of Estonian life in the 1980s, as a young man and hundreds of teens attending summer camp rebel against the strict rules of their oppressive camp counselors.

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
Filmed largely in Berlin, this must-see film set in 1990 tells the story of a young man who works to protect his fragile, ailing mother from the fatal shock of learning that East Germany, the country she knows and loves, no longer exists.

Lovers & Leavers (2002)
Director: Aku Louhimies
This dramatic film is based on a Finnish novel and follows Iiris, a 30-year-old bookstore worker, who meets the perfect man.

Names in Marble (2002)
Director: Elmo Nüganen
Based on the popular 1936 Estonian novel, this inspiring film recounts the story of the Estonian War of Independence fought between 1918 and 1920.

Gosford Park (2001)
Director: Robert Altman
In this period mystery-drama, co-written by Downton Abbeycreator Julian Fellowes, a dinner party at an English country house is disrupted by a murder, affecting the lives of both the upstairs guests and the downstairs servants. The movie boasts an incredible ensemble cast, including Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Clive Owen. Fellowes received a Best Writing Oscar for his contribution.

Ponterosa (2001)
Director: Mika Kemmo
Filmed throughout Finland and regarded as a classic among young audiences when it was released, the story follows a disparate group of people staying at a campsite in the Åland Islands.

Hamlet (2000)
Director: Michael Almereyda
In this modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic play, the castle at Elsinore is replaced by the “Denmark Corporation,” and a remarkable cast breathes new life into the classic tale. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray and Sam Shepard.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Set in a wartime Polish ghetto, this film stars Robin Williams as a shopkeeper who spreads hope among the imprisoned community by fabricating tales about approaching Allied advances, claiming he has heard such stories on his secret radio.

Run, Lola, Run (1998)
Director: Tom Tykwer
After her boyfriend, Manni, loses 100,000 DM that belongs to a very bad guy, Lola has 20 minutes to raise the same amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, Manni will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor events along Lola’s run. Originally titled Lola rennt.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Director: John Madden
This delightful, romantic comedy-drama depicts an imaginary love affair between the bard and a budding actress who must dress as a man in order to land female roles in the playwright’s productions at the Globe Theater. The film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow and Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench.

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.

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.

Candles in the Dark (1993)
Director: Maximilian Schell
This Christmas movie follows a young woman after her father sends her to Estonia to live with her aunt. Soon she is being hunted by the KGB and simultaneously falling in love.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Director: Tom Stoppard
In this classic comedy-drama, the two titular minor characters from Shakespeare’s famous play travel to Elsinore Castle to determine what is troubling Prince Hamlet. All the while, they experience angst about the meaning of their existence.

Babette’s Feast (1987)
Director: Gabriel Axel
Winner of an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and based on the Isak Dinesen story, a pair of 19th-century sisters from a dwindling and strict religion recall an episode from their younger days: After sacrificing their personal lives to care for their father, their lodger Babette selflessly prepares a lavish meal using money she secretly won in a lottery.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Director: Wim Wenders
In this beautiful fantasy film, immortal, invisible angels in Berlin listen to the inner thoughts of the city’s citizens and provide comfort to the distressed. When one angel falls in love with a female trapeze artist, he chooses to become human so he can experience human feelings.

Calamari Union (1985)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
This absurdist comedy, considered a cult classic, provides insight into Finnish humor. Turning the American gangster film on its head, the film centers on 16 men named Frank who, disgruntled with the oppressive conditions of their Helsinki neighborhood, decide to move to an adjacent district.

My Life As a Dog (1985)
Director: Lasse Hallström
This delightful movie follows 12-year-old Ingemar as he is sent away to live with relatives after his mother becomes terminally ill. It won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

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.

Fanny & Alexander (1982)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
In this atmospheric Bergman classic, two children from a large family living in Uppsala experience the joys and pains of life during the first decade of the 1900s. The movie won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Foreign Language Film.

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.

Reds (1981)
Director: Warren Beatty
An epic film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, this saga recounts the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. It is brilliantly interspersed with interviews of witnesses to the uprising. Beatty won an Oscar for Best Directing.

Oblomov (1980)
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Middle-aged Oblomov sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parent’s estate. But when his boyhood companion, Stoltz, introduces him to Olga, Oblomov takes a country house near Olga’s and soon they’re in love. Originally titled Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova.

The Tin Drum (1979)
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
The highly acclaimed adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass’s surreal novel about a mute dwarf named Oskar, who lives through Nazi Germany. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979. Originally titled Die Blechtrommel.

Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976)
Director: Gary Conklin
This fascinating documentary profiles the cultural richness of Berlin during the Weimar Republic through interviews with the city’s renowned writers, composers and artists.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1975)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Regarded as one of Kubrick’s finest, this film tells the story of an Irish rogue who wins over a wealthy widow so he may take her dead husband’s position as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. It offers a fine portrayal of English society and class. The film won four Academy Awards, and Kubrick was nominated for a Best Director Oscar.

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.

The Deluge (1974)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Hailed as one of the most popular movies in the history of Polish cinema, this film is based on the 1886 novel that recounts the thwarted Swedish invasion of Poland-Lithuania from 1655 to 1658.

Wesele (1973)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
This film, set at the turn of the 20th century, focuses on the wedding between a poet from Kraków and a peasant girl. Their ceremony turns into an examination of the century-long division of Poland under Russia, Prussia and Austria.

Cabaret (1972)
Director: Bob Fosse
This classic film starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York dramatizes the life of a Berlin nightclub singer who is romancing two men as the Nazis rise to power in Germany. Fosse won an Oscar for Best Director; Minnelli and Joel Grey won Oscars and Golden Globes for their performances; and the movie won five Oscars including Best Cinematography and Music, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Picture.

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.

Macbeth (1971)
Director: Roman Polanski
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 Merill takes Mij, a pet shop otter, away from London and to the coast of Scotland, the two friends begin exploring the 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.

Viimne Reliikvia (1969)
Director: Grigori Kromanov
This cult classic based on a historic novel chronicles the last days of the Pirita Monastery in Tallinn, as a peasant uprising threatens the sanctuary during the Livonian War of the 16th century.

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.

Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966)
Director: Don Sharp
This fictional account of the famed Russian peasant and mystic, played by Christopher Lee, is loosely based on the accounts of Prince Yusupov, who is thought to have murdered the Romanov confidant in his St. Petersburg palace.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Director: David Lean
Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, this epic drama-romance starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie unfolds as World War I and the Russian Revolution are brewing. It earned Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Original Score; and is tied with Love Story,The Godfather,One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestandA Star Is Bornfor the most wins by a film.

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.

I’ll Take Sweden (1965)
Director: Frederick de Cordova
This comedy stars Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld and Frankie Avalon as a father, daughter and soon-to-be son-in-law. In an effort to distance his daughter from her suitor, Hope accepts a transfer to Stockholm from his oil company employer, but his plan backfires.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Director: Martin Ritt
In this spy movie based on the John Le Carré novel, Richard Burton plays a British agent sent into East Germany to plant damning information about an intelligence officer.

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.

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.

The Seventh Seal (1957)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
This drama-fantasy is Bergman’s classic about a medieval knight returning from the Crusades only to find Sweden being ravaged by the plague. He encounters the character of Death on a beach and they begin a fateful game of chess.

War and Peace (1956)
Director: King Vidor
Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda star in this condensed adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic, originally released in 1956.

Heidelberger Romanze (1951)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
While on a trip to Heidelberg with his daughter, a wealthy American businessman recounts a romance he had with a local girl 40 years before.

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.

Juninatten (1940)
Director: Per Lindberg
When Kerstin Norbäck (Ingrid Bergman) tries to end her relationship with a sailor, he shoots her. Kerstin survives and moves to Stockholm to begin a new life. Things are looking up for Kerstin until the newspapers find her and write about her.

Black Roses (1936)
Director: Paul Martin
This German-made film takes place when Finland was part of the Russian Empire. It centers on a Finnish revolutionary who is plotting against agents of the tsar, with help from a Russian dancer. Originally titled Roses Noires.

Loves of a Dictator (1935)
Director: Victor Saville
This historic drama depicts the tumultuous 18th-century relationships between King Christian VII and his English consort, and between the queen and the royal physician. Originally titled The Dictator.

Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
In this silent film, the crew members of the titled warship rise up against their officers of the tsarist regime. It has been called one of the greatest propaganda films of all time, providing a look at pre-Soviet Russia.

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.

Long 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.

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.

Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste (2013)
Director: 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.

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.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’ approval on an invention he has created and will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man also traveling to Thailand but to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, 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 Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time, she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie.

Toute la beauté du monde (2006)
Director: Marc Esposito
After the man of her life dies, Tina goes on a journey to Asia with hopes of rediscovering life after loss. She is accompanied by her friend Franck, who is in love with her. Still mourning the loss of her love, however, she cannot give Franck what he wants from 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.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she’s dreamed of having.

The Beach (2004)
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.

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 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.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him.

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.

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.

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.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Director: 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.

A Long Way Down (2014)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
When four suicidal strangers find themselves on the same roof on New Year’s Eve, their plans for death are interrupted as they form a bond that helps each of them face the difficulties in their lives.

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)
Director: Milan Luthria
After underworld don Shoaib kills his mentor, he comes into power and expands it with the help of his best friend and former lover. Aslam, whom Shoaib meets while visiting the area he grew up in, also becomes an accomplice.

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Director: 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.

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.

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 Iron Lady (2011)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
In this biopic, Meryl Streep plays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, teetering on the edge of reality with dementia and recalling her rise and fall. Streep won an Oscar for her performance.

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 Trip (2010)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
When The Observerassigns Steve Coogan to review some of England’s best restaurants, Steve is excited to take his girlfriend along. But when she backs out, Steve reluctantly decides to take his best friend, Rob Brydon.

Atonement (2007)
Director: Joe Wright
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, this powerful film unfolds over six decades, beginning in the 1930s when a crime with far-reaching consequences is committed. It won a Golden Globe for Best Picture.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Gosford Park (2001)
Director: Robert Altman
In this period mystery-drama, co-written by Downton Abbeycreator Julian Fellowes, a dinner party at an English country house is disrupted by a murder, affecting the lives of both the upstairs guests and the downstairs servants. The movie boasts an incredible ensemble cast, including Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Clive Owen. Fellowes received a Best Writing Oscar for his contribution.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Director: John Madden
This delightful, romantic comedy-drama depicts an imaginary love affair between the bard and a budding actress who must dress as a man in order to land female roles in the playwright’s productions at the Globe Theater. The film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow and Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench.

This Is the Sea (1998)
Director: Mary McGuckian
A romance between Hazel, a Protestant, and Malachy, a Catholic, is uncertain when Rohan, a friend of Malachy’ brother, wants to recruit Malachy to fight for the cause. Hazel’s brother, Jef, is also keeping watch on the romance by spying on her meetings with Malachy.

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 the First World War.

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.

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.

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.

Coming Up Roses (1986)
Director: Stephen Bayly
When the last remaining cinema in a small town in Wales closes its doors forever, the ice cream vendor and the projectionist find themselves out of work. Together they decide to grow mushrooms in the closed movie house.

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.

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.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1975)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Regarded as one of Kubrick’s finest, this film tells the story of an Irish rogue who wins over a wealthy widow so he may take her dead husband’s position as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. It offers a fine portrayal of English society and class. The film won four Academy Awards, and Kubrick was nominated for a Best Director Oscar.

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.

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.

Macbeth (1971)
Director: Roman Polanski
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 Merill takes Mij, a pet shop otter, away from London and to the coast of Scotland, the two friends begin exploring the 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spectre (2015)
Director: Sam Mendes
A cryptic message sends James Bond to Mexico City and then Rome, where he uncovers a sinister organization known as Spectre. As Bond learns more about Spectre, he discovers a connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

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.

The Two Faces of January (2014)
Director: Hossein Amini
Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst star as a vacationing couple who befriend a mysterious tour guide in this thriller set in 1962 Athens.

Walking on Sunshine (2014)
Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Set in a stunning coastal village in present-day Italy, this musical romance follows Maddie, a woman who decides to marry a man after a speedy romance. When Maddie invites her sister, Taylor, to the wedding, it’s revealed that the man Maddie is going to marry is the same man Taylor had a holiday fling with years earlier.

33 Great Cities of Europe DVD (2013)
Director: Marlin Darrah
Filmed in high definition, this documentary takes you to the most famous regions and cities in Europe, highlighting the architectures, cultures and histories of the world’s most traveled continent.

Before Midnight (2013)
Director: Richard Linklater
In the third film of a series starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, a married couple vacationing on the shores of Greece examine their relationship with their children and each other.

The Great Beauty (2013)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
After his 65th birthday, witty and arrogant novelist Jep Gambardella is blindsided by an ex-lover’s secret. He begins re-examining his lavish lifestyle (nightclubs, parties and cafés), looking for a different side of Rome. Originally titled La grande bellezza.

The Human Cargo (2012)
Director: Daniele Vicari
This documentary tells the story of 20,000 Albanians who arrived in Bari, Italy on August 8, 1991, looking for a better life. Originally titled La nave dolce.

Footnote (2011)
Director: Joseph Cedar
A father and son, rival professors of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, find themselves in a bitter confrontation over The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious national award. Originally titled Hearat Shulayim.

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.

Roads and Oranges (2009)
Director: Aliki Danezi-Knutsen
Two sisters, Dafni and Anna, are met with surprises and realizations about themselves when they go on a journey to find their missing father. Originally titled Dromoi kai portokalia.

Lemon Tree (2008)
Director: Eran Riklis
This is the story of a Palestinian widow who lives simply from her lemon grove in the West Bank’s occupied territory. When a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have it torn down, she must seek assistance to defend her grove. Originally titled Etz Limon.

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
When Sophie, a bride-to-be, learns that she may have three possible fathers, she invites each of them to her wedding without telling her mother. This British-American-Swedish musical romantic comedy film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards.

The Last Homecoming (2008)
Director: Korinna Avraamidou
When a young couple from Athens travels to Cyprus to spend the summer with family, their summer holidays turn serious when family members reveal betrayals, infidelities, and passions. Originally titled O teleftaios gyrismos.

Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Director: Ari Folman
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and an Academy Award nominee. Originally titled Vals Im Bashir.

Meduzot (2007)
Director: Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret
This film tells the intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv: Batya is a catering waitress who takes in an abandoned child, Keren is a young bride who breaks her leg, and Joy is a Philippine chore woman who does not speak any Hebrew.

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

Alexander (2004)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on the life of Alexander the Great, this epic historic drama with Colin Farrell in the title role focuses on the king’s great conquests and his relationships with his parents; his wife, Roxana; and his tutor, Aristotle.

Campfire (2004)
Director: Joseph Cedar
When a widow with two teenaged daughters is ready to move on with her life and seeks to be accepted into a new ideologically-based West Bank settlement, she finds she has many factors working against her, especially because there is no man in the household. Originally titled Medurat Hashevet.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Director: Audrey Wells
Based on Frances Mayes’s best-selling memoir, this light-hearted film tells the story of a recently divorced writer, played by Diane Lane, who buys a Tuscan villa in hope of changing her life.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)
Director: John Madden
The beautiful Ionian Islands are the setting of this epic war movie starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Based on the novel by Louis de Bernières, it depicts the tragic massacre of Italian troops by the German High Command and the devastating earthquake that follows.

Bread and Tulips (2000)
Director: Silvio Soldini
This romantic comedy follows a housewife who gets left behind during a family vacation. As she makes her way home, she impulsively detours to Venice and builds a new life, only to be admonished by her sister to return to her old life.

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.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Director: Roberto Benigni
In this Oscar winner for Best Leading Actor and Best Foreign Language Film, a Jewish Italian father shields his son from the horrors of life in a concentration camp by making up stories about the daily events for the boy to reinterpret.

The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Director: Iain Softley
Based on Henry James’s novel, this intelligent film follows American heiress Milly Theale, played by Helena Bonham Carter. After she is stricken ill, she travels to Venice, where family and friends swirl around her with both good intentions and bad.

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Director: Woody Allen
The lives of a Manhattan upper-class family are conveyed in song as they travel from New York to Paris to Venice in this whimsical musical comedy starring Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton and Goldie Hawn.

The Postman (1994)
Director: Michael Radford
A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering the mail to a famous poet; he uses this gift to woo the local beauty, Beatrice. Originally titled Il Postino.

Shirley Valentine (1989)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
This comedy-drama follows a bored middle-aged housewife who escapes to Greece with a friend and falls in love with the owner of a tavern, rekindling her love of life and discovering her self-respect in the process. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Actress and Best Music) and three Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Music).

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.

My Friends (1975)
Director: Mario Monicelli
Necchi, Perozzi, Melandri, and Mascetti all live in Florence and have been friends since childhood. They spend as much time together as possible, traveling around Tuscany telling terrible jokes to anyone who will listen. Melandri falls in love with a Professor’s wife. The love does not last, but the Professor ends up becoming a great friend of the four men. Originally titled Amici miei.

Death in Venice (1971)
Director: Luchino Visconti
This faithful adaptation of Thomas Mann’s well-known novella depicts a work-obsessed composer seeking solace at a Venetian seaside resort, who becomes infatuated with a beautiful adolescent whom he follows through the city’s palazzi and medieval streets.

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.

Zorba the Greek (1964)
Director: Michael Cacoyannis
In this drama based on the Nikos Kazantzakis novel, Anthony Quinn plays larger-than-life Zorba, who travels to Crete with a new friend to advise him in a burgeoning mining operation. Romantic and personal entanglements follow in this passion-filled film. Winner of three Academy Awards (Cinematography, Art Direction and Lila Kedrova won Best Actress in a Supporting Role).

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.

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Director: Frederico Fellini
Fellini’s classic drama follows a journalist, played by Marcello Mastroianni, through Rome for seven days as he searches for love, happiness and the good life; widely considered one of the best films of all time, it features the famous scene in the Trevi Fountain with Anita Ekberg.

Summertime (1955)
Director: David Lean
Katharine Hepburn is an American schoolteacher who takes a dream trip to Venice and finds herself entangled and in love with a married man. Lean won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director. Both Hepburn and Lean received Academy Award nominations.

Senso (1954)
Director: Luchino Visconti
A feast for the eyes set in Italy in the 1860s, this melodrama plays out against the atmospheric backdrop of Venice, from La Fenice Opera House to St. Mark’s Square.

Roman Holiday (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck star in this romantic comedy about a reporter following a royal princess who is trying to remain incognita as she sightsees in Rome. For her performance, Hepburn won a Best Actress Academy Award.

Outlaw Girl (1950)
Director: Mario Camerini
Beppe Musolino is innocent but found guilty of murder. He escapes from prison and, while on the run, meets and falls in love with a village girl. Together they track down the people who were responsible for the guilty verdict. Originally titled Il Brigante Musolino.

The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
This moving film follows a poor, desperate father as he searches post-war Rome for his stolen bicycle; without it he will lose the job that allows him to provide for his family.

Panama Canal in 3D a Land Divided a World United (2017)
Director: Keith Melton
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary shows the old and new Panama, from Conquistador days to the French canal-digging to the American technology that transformed shipping and tropical medicine.

Salsipuedes (2016)
Director: Ricardo Aguilar Navarro, Manuel Rodriguez
When Andres Pimienta returns to Panama to attend his grandfather’s funeral, and after 10 years of living in the United States, he meets his father, a former boxing champion and the man who was the reason why Andres was sent to live in the United States. Andres chooses to stay in Panama to learn about his family’s past.

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.

Caffeinated (2015)
Director: Hanh Nguyen, Vishal Solanki
This documentary takes viewers around the world to see the places where coffee grows and to share the perspectives of the people and communities who are involved in the processes, from planting the seeds to roasting the beans.

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.

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.

Connected by Coffee (2014)
Director: Aaron Dennis
This documentary takes you on a 1,000-mile journey across Latin America and shares how coffee is connected to a troubled past and hopeful future.

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.

Panama Canal Stories (2014)
Director: Abner Benaim, Carolina Borrero, Luis Franco Brantley, Pinky Mon, Pituka Orega-Heilbron
This film contains five short dramas that span a century of lives that have been impacted by the Panama Canal. Originally titled Historias del canal.

Stranded N Dangriga (2013)
Director: Ross Jordan
When a major TV show host is stranded in Dangriga, an up and coming musician and his friend try to impress the TV show host. But the plan unravels when the producer starts to lusts after the musician’s gorgeous wife.

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..

Dreaming Nicaragua (2010)
Director: Marcelo Bukin
This documentary follows four children who live in poverty in Nicaragua and shows, through play, their courage and never-ending hope for a better life. Despite difficult lives, the children and their families possess strength and humor.

Fahrenheit Belize (2010)
Director: Edwin Francis Colon
This short documentary is about Belize’s historical past and highlights its independence, the cultural diversities, sustainable efforts and the role of civil society.

La Yuma (2009)
Director: Florence Jaugey
Yuma lives in an underprivileged neighborhood in Managua but that doesn’t stop her from trying to achieve her goal of becoming a boxer. Yuma is driven by the determination to one day have a better life, for herself and for her siblings.

El cielo rojo (2008)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gomez
Berny, Manuel and Nestor are high school friends who have no plans for the future, partly because they do not think Costa Rica offers them any opportunities. The friends must handle their internal conflicts individually and as a group.

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.

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

Passage to Panama: A Musical Journey (2008)
Director: Fred Salaff
Panama is a small country but its diverse music history is big, due to Panama having been a transit route for people from all continents. This documentary shares interviews with Panamanian musicians, recording producers and others who share their love for the colorful and rich music of Panama.

La Quinceañera (2007)
Director: Adam Taub
This short documentary shows a moving portrait of a Mexican family’s love and loyalty to each other. Ana Maria is about to turn 15, and her mother and five siblings want to make sure that her quinceañera is memorable, despite her father not being supportive of her special day.

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.

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.

Dawn of the Maya (2003)
Director: Graham Townsley
National Geographic explores new archaeological findings on a Preclassic Maya civilization, with roots 2,000 years ago, revealing that the Mayans lived in a thriving society, which included intricate artwork and massive pyramids.

Havana Suite (2003)
Director: Fernando Pérez
This simple yet moving documentary follows the lives of ten ordinary Cubans in La Habana, with only sounds and images accompanied by music. Originally titled Suite Habana.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Director: Wim Wenders
This documentary features legendary Cuban musicians who talk about their lives in Cuba. Footage includes songs being recorded in Havana and concerts in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Amsterdam.

In Toni’s Footsteps: The Channel Islands Occupation Remembered (1999)
Director: Ali Allie
This drama tells the story of Sonia, a single mother who journeys from Los Angeles to Honduras to embrace her cultural roots and grant her mother’s request to perform a ceremony that will let her rest in peace. Set in the Honduran landscape and punctuated by traditional Garifuna music, Sonia moves gracefully into her new present.

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.

Against All Odds (1984)
Director: Taylor Hackford
After Terry Brogan is cut from a football team, he accepts a questionable job from a friend to find his friend’s girlfriend in Mexico. He finds her in Cozumel and falls in love.

Panama Hattie (1942)
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
There’s always something exciting happening at Hattie Maloney’s night club in the Panama Canal Zone where she performs. When a sophisticated gentleman visits the saloon, sparks fly between him and Hattie. This musical features the music and lyrics of Cole Porter.

Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
When Maggie King misses her ship from Panama back to the States while on a date with soldier Skid Johnson, she’s forced to move in with Skid and his friend, Harry. Maggie and Skid fall in love, but Skid becomes famous and risks everything, including his relationship with Maggie.

Stranded N Dangriga (2013)
Director: Ross Jordan
When a major TV show host is stranded in Dangriga, an up and coming musician and his friend try to impress the TV show host. But the plan unravels when the producer starts to lusts after the musician’s gorgeous wife.

Fahrenheit Belize (2010)
Director: Edwin Francis Colon
This short documentary is about Belize’s historical past and highlights its independence, the cultural diversities, sustainable efforts and the role of civil society.

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.

La Quinceañera (2007)
Director: Adam Taub
This short documentary shows a moving portrait of a Mexican family’s love and loyalty to each other. Ana Maria is about to turn 15, and her mother and five siblings want to make sure that her quinceañera is memorable, despite her father not being supportive of her special day.

Dawn of the Maya (2003)
Director: Graham Townsley
National Geographic explores new archaeological findings on a Preclassic Maya civilization, with roots 2,000 years ago, revealing that the Mayans lived in a thriving society, which included intricate artwork and massive pyramids.

Havana Suite (2003)
Director: Fernando Pérez
This simple yet moving documentary follows the lives of ten ordinary Cubans in La Habana, with only sounds and images accompanied by music. Originally titled Suite Habana.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Director: Wim Wenders
This documentary features legendary Cuban musicians who talk about their lives in Cuba. Footage includes songs being recorded in Havana and concerts in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Amsterdam.

Against All Odds (1984)
Director: Taylor Hackford
After Terry Brogan is cut from a football team, he accepts a questionable job from a friend to find his friend’s girlfriend in Mexico. He finds her in Cozumel and falls in love.

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.

Long 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.

All You Need Is Love (2015)
Director: 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.

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.

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. But 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.

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 of the heroic Americans.

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.

The Two Faces of January (2014)
Director: Hossein Amini
Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst star as a vacationing couple who befriend a mysterious tour guide in this thriller set in 1962 Athens.

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.

Before Midnight (2013)
Director: Richard Linklater
In the third film of a series starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, a married couple vacationing on the shores of Greece examine their relationship with their children and each other.

Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (2013)
Director: Po-lin Chi
This documentary reveals the beauty of Taiwan from a bird’s-eye view and highlights both the natural splendor and the growth of Taiwan as seen in its urbanization.

Egypt 3D (2013)
Director: 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.

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.

Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Pondicherry and Much More (2013)
Director: Bill Ball
In Chennai, Bill Ball explores Fort St. George, the Fort Museum and San Thome Basilica, a church built over the tomb of the apostle St. Thomas by Portuguese explorers. What used to be known as Madras, Chennai traces its roots back to a small fishing village. From Journeys in India, a travel series focusing on the Indian subcontinent.

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.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’ approval on an invention he has created and will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man also traveling to Thailand but to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
Director: Daniel Hsia
Sam is a New York attorney who is sent to Shanghai for work, but he soon finds himself tangled in a legal mess that could cost him his job. After meeting several people with the right connections, Sam believes he may have found a way out of the mess he’s in while experiencing beautiful Shanghai.

Wish You Were Here (2012)
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Four friends go on a vacation to Southeast Asia, but things take a turn for the worse when one of goes missing. Soon, secrets leading up to the night of the disappearance are revealed.

Footnote (2011)
Director: Joseph Cedar
A father and son, rival professors of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, find themselves in a bitter confrontation over The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious national award. Originally titled Hearat Shulayim.

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.

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.

Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Director: Arvin Chen
A young Taiwanese man, Kai, wants nothing more than to be with his girlfriend who is in Paris. To keep himself busy, he studies French night after night in a bookstore. When a woman who works at the bookstore notices him, Kai discovers that his desires for companionship are right in front of him in Taipei. Originally titled Yi ye Taibei.

Luke 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.

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.

Same Same But Different (2010)
Director: Detlev Buck
During a post-graduation summer trip to Cambodia, Benjamin Prüfer falls for Sreykeo Solvan. When he returns home to Germany, he discovers that Sreykeo is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. This film is based on a true story.

The Great Indian Butterfly (2010)
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.

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.

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 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.

Egypt Unwrapped (2008)
Director: J.V. Martin
A stunning National Geographicproduction 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 titledSecrets of Egypt.

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.

Lemon Tree (2008)
Director: Eran Riklis
This is the story of a Palestinian widow who lives simply from her lemon grove in the West Bank’s occupied territory. When a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have it torn down, she must seek assistance to defend her grove. Originally titled Etz Limon.

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
When Sophie, a bride-to-be, learns that she may have three possible fathers, she invites each of them to her wedding without telling her mother. This British-American-Swedish musical romantic comedy film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Director: 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 one revealing how Jamal learned the answers to the show’s seemingly impossible quizzes.

Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Director: Ari Folman
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and an Academy Award nominee. Originally titled Vals Im Bashir.

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.

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.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, 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 Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time, she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie.

Meduzot (2007)
Director: Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret
This film tells the intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv: Batya is a catering waitress who takes in an abandoned child, Keren is a young bride who breaks her leg, and Joy is a Philippine chore woman who does not speak any Hebrew.

Lu Cheng (2006)
Director: Yang Chao
Looking for meaning to their lives, two students journey across rural China with the hope of purchasing rare mushrooms to sell back home. Along the way, they are forced to decide whether to continue journeying or continue their education.

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.

China and the Forbidden City (2005)
Director: Tom Priestley
This 60-minute documentary explores the art, architecture and history of the imperial city.

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.

The World (2005)
Director: Zhangke Jia
The World, a theme park designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks, is seen through the eyes of a few of its staff. Originally titled Shijie.

Alexander (2004)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on the life of Alexander the Great, this epic historic drama with Colin Farrell in the title role focuses on the king’s great conquests and his relationships with his parents; his wife, Roxana; and his tutor, Aristotle.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she’s dreamed of having.

Campfire (2004)
Director: Joseph Cedar
When a widow with two teenaged daughters is ready to move on with her life and seeks to be accepted into a new ideologically-based West Bank settlement, she finds she has many factors working against her, especially because there is no man in the household. Originally titled Medurat Hashevet.

The Beach (2004)
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.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up years later but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam that a con man is involved in goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut.

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.

Daughter from Danang (2002)
Director: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco
This documentary tells the story of Heidi Bub (Mai Thi Hiep), one of thousands of orphans who were brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift. Twenty-two years after being separated from her Vietnamese mother, Mai Thi Kim, and now married with kids and living in Tennessee, Heidi travels to Vietnam to meet her birth mother.

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 titledYing xiong.

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).

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)
Director: John Madden
The beautiful Ionian Islands are the setting of this epic war movie starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Based on the novel by Louis de Bernières, it depicts the tragic massacre of Italian troops by the German High Command and the devastating earthquake that follows.

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.

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Beautiful from start to finish, this film follows three sisters, two of whom are happily married, or so it appears. Originally titled Mua he chieu thang dung.

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 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.

The Road Home (1999)
Director: Yimou Zhang
When businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his village from the city for the funeral of his father, he is reminded of the magical story of how his mother and father first met. Originally titled Wo de fu qin mu qin.

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.

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.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him.

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Director: Kaige Chen
This is a film with two parallel, intertwined stories of two performers in the Beijing Opera and the woman who comes between them. Originally titled Ba wang bie ji.

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.

Indochine (1992)
Director: Oliver Stone
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.

Shirley Valentine (1989)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
This comedy-drama follows a bored middle-aged housewife who escapes to Greece with a friend and falls in love with the owner of a tavern, rekindling her love of life and discovering her self-respect in the process. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Actress and Best Music) and three Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Music).

Red Sorghum (1988)
Director: Yimou Zhang
A young Chinese woman is sent to marry the undesirable owner of a winery, but falls in love with one of his servants. Originally titled Hong gao liang.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up.

The Last Emperor (1987)
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
This film tells the story of Puyi—from his exalted birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City to his decline and dissolute lifestyle, and, finally, to his obscure existence as a peasant worker in the People’s Republic.

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.

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 Karnakas 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)
Director: 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.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo.

Justine (1969)
Director: 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.

Lord Jim (1965)
Director: Richard Brooks
James Burke, a distinguished midshipman who rises to the rank of executive officer, is put ashore after a broken foot. After his recovery, Jim signs on as the executive officer of a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew and a barbarous captain.

Zorba the Greek (1964)
Director: Michael Cacoyannis
In this drama based on the Nikos Kazantzakis novel, Anthony Quinn plays larger-than-life Zorba, who travels to Crete with a new friend to advise him in a burgeoning mining operation. Romantic and personal entanglements follow in this passion-filled film. Winner of three Academy Awards (Cinematography, Art Direction and Lila Kedrova won Best Actress in a Supporting Role).

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.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Director: 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.

Shanghai Express (1932)
Director: Josef von Sternberg
This classic film is about Shanghai Lil, a “woman who lives by her wits along the China coast.” During a dangerous train ride to Shanghai, Lil rediscovers a former lover.

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.

All You Need Is Love (2015)
Director: 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.

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 of the heroic Americans.

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.

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.

Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (2013)
Director: Po-lin Chi
This documentary reveals the beauty of Taiwan from a bird’s-eye view and highlights both the natural splendor and the growth of Taiwan as seen in its urbanization.

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.

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.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’ approval on an invention he has created and will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man also traveling to Thailand but to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong.

Love Fiction (2012)
Director: Kye Soo Jeon
Goo Joo-wol is a writer who is experiencing a bout of writer’s block. When he travels with the president of his publishing company to Berlin, Joo-wol falls for a woman from Seoul whom he meets at an industry party. Originally titled Leo-beu-pik-syeon.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
Director: Daniel Hsia
Sam is a New York attorney who is sent to Shanghai for work, but he soon finds himself tangled in a legal mess that could cost him his job. After meeting several people with the right connections, Sam believes he may have found a way out of the mess he’s in while experiencing beautiful Shanghai.

Wish You Were Here (2012)
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Four friends go on a vacation to Southeast Asia, but things take a turn for the worse when one of goes missing. Soon, secrets leading up to the night of the disappearance are revealed.

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.

Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Director: Arvin Chen
A young Taiwanese man, Kai, wants nothing more than to be with his girlfriend who is in Paris. To keep himself busy, he studies French night after night in a bookstore. When a woman who works at the bookstore notices him, Kai discovers that his desires for companionship are right in front of him in Taipei. Originally titled Yi ye Taibei.

Luke 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.

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.

Same Same But Different (2010)
Director: Detlev Buck
During a post-graduation summer trip to Cambodia, Benjamin Prüfer falls for Sreykeo Solvan. When he returns home to Germany, he discovers that Sreykeo is sick and he takes on the responsibility to save her. This film is based on a true story.

City of Fathers (2009)
Director: Ji-won Park
When his teenage son is diagnosed with kidney cancer, Kang-soo tries to turn his life around and seeks out his son’s biological father.

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.

Sunny (2008)
Director: Joon-ik Lee
After Soon-yi’s husband leaves her for another woman, he voluntarily enlists for the Vietnam War to punish himself for what he has done. Blamed by her mother-in-law for her husband going off to war, Soon-yi decides to go in search of her husband by joining a band traveling to Vietnam to perform for the soldiers. Originally titled Nim-eun-meon-go-sae.

Lu Cheng (2006)
Director: Yang Chao
Looking for meaning to their lives, two students journey across rural China with the hope of purchasing rare mushrooms to sell back home. Along the way, they are forced to decide whether to continue journeying or continue their education.

China and the Forbidden City (2005)
Director: Tom Priestley
This 60-minute documentary explores the art, architecture and history of the imperial city.

The World (2005)
Director: Zhangke Jia
The World, a theme park designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks, is seen through the eyes of a few of its staff. Originally titled Shijie.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she’s dreamed of having.

The Beach (2004)
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.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up years later but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam that a con man is involved in goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut.

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.

Daughter from Danang (2002)
Director: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco
This documentary tells the story of Heidi Bub (Mai Thi Hiep), one of thousands of orphans who were brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift. Twenty-two years after being separated from her Vietnamese mother, Mai Thi Kim, and now married with kids and living in Tennessee, Heidi travels to Vietnam to meet her birth mother.

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 titledYing xiong.

Painted Fire (2002)
Director: Kwon-Taek Im
Jang Seung-up, also called Owon, was born poor but is recognized for his genius artistic abilities. During a time of political upheaval, when Korea is caught between China and Japan, Owon must prove his talent and discover his own personal artistic style. Although his relationships with others are turbulent, his restless spirit helps him create great art. Originally titled Chihwaseon.

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).

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.

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Beautiful from start to finish, this film follows three sisters, two of whom are happily married, or so it appears. Originally titled Mua he chieu thang dung.

The Road Home (1999)
Director: Yimou Zhang
When businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his village from the city for the funeral of his father, he is reminded of the magical story of how his mother and father first met. Originally titled Wo de fu qin mu qin.

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.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him.

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Director: Kaige Chen
This is a film with two parallel, intertwined stories of two performers in the Beijing Opera and the woman who comes between them. Originally titled Ba wang bie ji.

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.

Indochine (1992)
Director: Oliver Stone
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.

Red Sorghum (1988)
Director: Yimou Zhang
A young Chinese woman is sent to marry the undesirable owner of a winery, but falls in love with one of his servants. Originally titled Hong gao liang.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up.

The Last Emperor (1987)
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
This film tells the story of Puyi—from his exalted birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City to his decline and dissolute lifestyle, and, finally, to his obscure existence as a peasant worker in the People’s Republic.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo.

Lord Jim (1965)
Director: Richard Brooks
James Burke, a distinguished midshipman who rises to the rank of executive officer, is put ashore after a broken foot. After his recovery, Jim signs on as the executive officer of a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew and a barbarous captain.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Director: 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.

Shanghai Express (1932)
Director: Josef von Sternberg
This classic film is about Shanghai Lil, a “woman who lives by her wits along the China coast.” During a dangerous train ride to Shanghai, Lil rediscovers a former lover.

Big Eyes (2014)
Director: Tim Burton
This biopic is set in the 1950s and tells the story of Margaret Keane. A single mother and talented painter, Margaret is trying to make a life for herself and her daughter after leaving her husband. When she meets fellow painter Walter Keane, she feels as if she has found her soul mate. But Walter, a charming salesman who is unable to sell his own paintings, begins to take credit for Margaret’s work.

This Means War (2012)
Director: McG
When two best friends, who are also benched CIA agents, fall for the same woman, they decide to let her choose who she wants to pursue a relationship with. But they are keeping tabs on each other and try to sabotage the other’s dates with her.

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.

Helen (2009)
Director: Sandra Nettelbeck
When Helen, a woman who seems to have it all, is diagnosed with clinical depression, she must come to terms with the things that have happened and are happening in her life before her depression swallows her.

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.

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.

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.

Double Happiness (1995)
Director: Mina Shum
Jade Li is caught between Chinese traditions and western sensibilities. Her family wants her to cast aside her desire to become an actress, and instead, date and marry a nice Chinese boy. While trying to please her family, Jade remains true to herself.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spectre (2015)
Director: Sam Mendes
A cryptic message sends James Bond to Mexico City and then Rome, where he uncovers a sinister organization known as Spectre. As Bond learns more about Spectre, he discovers a connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

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.

The Two Faces of January (2014)
Director: Hossein Amini
Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst star as a vacationing couple who befriend a mysterious tour guide in this thriller set in 1962 Athens.

Walking on Sunshine (2014)
Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Set in a stunning coastal village in present-day Italy, this musical romance follows Maddie, a woman who decides to marry a man after a speedy romance. When Maddie invites her sister, Taylor, to the wedding, it’s revealed that the man Maddie is going to marry is the same man Taylor had a holiday fling with years earlier.

Before Midnight (2013)
Director: Richard Linklater
In the third film of a series starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, a married couple vacationing on the shores of Greece examine their relationship with their children and each other.

The Great Beauty (2013)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
After his 65th birthday, witty and arrogant novelist Jep Gambardella is blindsided by an ex-lover’s secret. He begins re-examining his lavish lifestyle (nightclubs, parties and cafés), looking for a different side of Rome. Originally titled La grande bellezza.

The Human Cargo (2012)
Director: Daniele Vicari
This documentary tells the story of 20,000 Albanians who arrived in Bari, Italy on August 8, 1991, looking for a better life. Originally titled La nave dolce.

Just Between Us (2010)
Director: Rajko Grlić
Set in Zagreb, this movie follows two middle-aged brothers leading parallel lives and navigating a web of relationships with wives, children and mistresses.

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.

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
When Sophie, a bride-to-be, learns that she may have three possible fathers, she invites each of them to her wedding without telling her mother. This British-American-Swedish musical romantic comedy film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards.

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

Alexander (2004)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on the life of Alexander the Great, this epic historic drama with Colin Farrell in the title role focuses on the king’s great conquests and his relationships with his parents; his wife, Roxana; and his tutor, Aristotle.

The Horseman (2003)
Director: Branko Ivanda
This fascinating film is set in the early 18th century where the borders of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice meet. The action and conflicts examine the struggles of living between two empires and two faiths: Catholicism and Islam.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Director: Audrey Wells
Based on Frances Mayes’s best-selling memoir, this light-hearted film tells the story of a recently divorced writer, played by Diane Lane, who buys a Tuscan villa in hope of changing her life.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)
Director: John Madden
The beautiful Ionian Islands are the setting of this epic war movie starring Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Based on the novel by Louis de Bernières, it depicts the tragic massacre of Italian troops by the German High Command and the devastating earthquake that follows.

Bread and Tulips (2000)
Director: Silvio Soldini
This romantic comedy follows a housewife who gets left behind during a family vacation. As she makes her way home, she impulsively detours to Venice and builds a new life, only to be admonished by her sister to return to her old life.

Marshall Tito’s Spirit (1999)
Director: Vinko Brešan
In this light comedy, the ghost of revolutionary Marshall Tito appears to some citizens on the Dalmatian island of Vis. As news spreads, the mayor sees the event as a tourist attraction and, to capitalize on Tito’s ghost, transforms Vis into a Communist-era outpost.

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.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Director: Roberto Benigni
In this Oscar winner for Best Leading Actor and Best Foreign Language Film, a Jewish Italian father shields his son from the horrors of life in a concentration camp by making up stories about the daily events for the boy to reinterpret.

The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Director: Iain Softley
Based on Henry James’s novel, this intelligent film follows American heiress Milly Theale, played by Helena Bonham Carter. After she is stricken ill, she travels to Venice, where family and friends swirl around her with both good intentions and bad.

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Director: Woody Allen
The lives of a Manhattan upper-class family are conveyed in song as they travel from New York to Paris to Venice in this whimsical musical comedy starring Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton and Goldie Hawn.

How the War Started on My Island (1996)
Director: Vinko Brešan
In this bold black comedy, it is 1991 on an unnamed Croatian island and the Croatian parliament has declared the island’s independence from Yugoslavia. But conscripts from the Yugoslav People’s Army barricade themselves in a garrison, refusing to leave.

The Postman (1994)
Director: Michael Radford
A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering the mail to a famous poet; he uses this gift to woo the local beauty, Beatrice. Originally titled Il Postino.

Shirley Valentine (1989)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
This comedy-drama follows a bored middle-aged housewife who escapes to Greece with a friend and falls in love with the owner of a tavern, rekindling her love of life and discovering her self-respect in the process. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Actress and Best Music) and three Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Music).

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.

My Friends (1975)
Director: Mario Monicelli
Necchi, Perozzi, Melandri, and Mascetti all live in Florence and have been friends since childhood. They spend as much time together as possible, traveling around Tuscany telling terrible jokes to anyone who will listen. Melandri falls in love with a Professor’s wife. The love does not last, but the Professor ends up becoming a great friend of the four men. Originally titled Amici miei.

Death in Venice (1971)
Director: Luchino Visconti
This faithful adaptation of Thomas Mann’s well-known novella depicts a work-obsessed composer seeking solace at a Venetian seaside resort, who becomes infatuated with a beautiful adolescent whom he follows through the city’s palazzi and medieval streets.

One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away (1970)
Director: Krešo Golik
Considered by some critics as the best Croatian film ever made, this dramatic comedy set in the 1930s is told through the eyes of six-year-old Perica, who watches as a man at a family picnic tries to seduce his mother while his clueless father takes no notice.

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.

Zorba the Greek (1964)
Director: Michael Cacoyannis
In this drama based on the Nikos Kazantzakis novel, Anthony Quinn plays larger-than-life Zorba, who travels to Crete with a new friend to advise him in a burgeoning mining operation. Romantic and personal entanglements follow in this passion-filled film. Winner of three Academy Awards (Cinematography, Art Direction and Lila Kedrova won Best Actress in a Supporting Role).

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.

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Director: Frederico Fellini
Fellini’s classic drama follows a journalist, played by Marcello Mastroianni, through Rome for seven days as he searches for love, happiness and the good life; widely considered one of the best films of all time, it features the famous scene in the Trevi Fountain with Anita Ekberg.

Summertime (1955)
Director: David Lean
Katharine Hepburn is an American schoolteacher who takes a dream trip to Venice and finds herself entangled and in love with a married man. Lean won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director. Both Hepburn and Lean received Academy Award nominations.

Senso (1954)
Director: Luchino Visconti
A feast for the eyes set in Italy in the 1860s, this melodrama plays out against the atmospheric backdrop of Venice, from La Fenice Opera House to St. Mark’s Square.

Roman Holiday (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck star in this romantic comedy about a reporter following a royal princess who is trying to remain incognita as she sightsees in Rome. For her performance, Hepburn won a Best Actress Academy Award.

Outlaw Girl (1950)
Director: Mario Camerini
Beppe Musolino is innocent but found guilty of murder. He escapes from prison and, while on the run, meets and falls in love with a village girl. Together they track down the people who were responsible for the guilty verdict. Originally titled Il Brigante Musolino.

The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
This moving film follows a poor, desperate father as he searches post-war Rome for his stolen bicycle; without it he will lose the job that allows him to provide for his family.

Fishing for Herself: A Fisherwoman’s Lonely Life on Sakhalin Island (2016)
Director: Yana Yerlashova
For Anna, a woman who has lived on Sakhalin Island her entire life, being independent means being strong through hard work and distancing herself from others. After deciding that she would be a fisherwoman in the icy lakes of Sakhalin Island, Anna works as hard as any man and plays ice hockey with an all-male team in her free time.

All You Need Is Love (2015)
Director: 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.

There Is No Lid on the Sea (2015)
Director: Keisuke Toyoshim
Adapted from Banana Yoshimoto’s novel, this drama shows how both drastic life changes and simple enjoyments can change one’s view of the world. Mari decides to leave bustling Tokyo and return to her hometown, a small town