In the uptight world of 1870s New York high society, aristocratic lawyer Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is engaged to May Welland (Winona Ryder). With the arrival of May's beautiful cousin, Countess Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer), his well-ordered life begins to take a turn. Newland defends the Countess, who has left her abusive husband, amongst their contemporaries before giving in to his growing passion. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 1993.
The Age of Innocence
In 1914, Paul Baumer (Lew Ayres) is persuaded to join the German army for the glory of the Fatherland. Trained under Himmelstoss (John Wray), a brutal corporal, Baumer and the other young soldiers by his side harden, realizing the tragic futility of war as death surronds them. Directed by Lewis Milestone. With Louis Wolheim, Russell Gleason, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander. Categories: War, Drama, Action, Based on a Novel. Year: 1930.
All Quiet on the Western Front
"Boss" Willie Stark (Sean Penn), an idealistic southern politician loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana, appeals to the common man to earn his place of power. But, Stark's victories have their price, eventually leading him to his downfall after being corrupted by the system. Directed by Steven Zaillian. With Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo and James Gandolfini. Categories: Drama. Year: 2006.
All the King's Men
Antwone Fisher (Derek Luke) is a navy man with a violent past whose aggressive outbursts bring him to the attention of a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington). Together, they break down Fisher's barriers and force a confrontation with his painful memories. As Antwone begins a search for the family he never knew, he is supported only by his doctor and a wish for peace. Directed by Denzel Washington. With Malcolm David Kelley and Joy Bryant. Categories: Drama, Based on a True Story. Year: 2002.
During the Vietnam War, Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent on a mission into Cambodia to assassinate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a renegade Green Beret who has installed himself as the god of a local tribe. As Willard travels up the river approaching his target, he is faced with the surreal, brutal realities of war and its effects on the minds of men. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, War. Year: 1979.
Renegade rancher Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons) has taken control of the small western town of Appaloosa, hoarding its resources and killing off the marshall and one of his deputies. Two gunmen, Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen), are hired to regain control of the lawless town, and put Bragg in his place. But, when widow Allison French (Renée Zellweger) comes to to town, her arrival complicates Cole and Hitch's mission and puts their lives in danger. Directed by Ed Harris. With Lance Henriksen. Categories: Western, Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2008.
Passepartout (Jackie Chan ), a Chinese thief seeks refuge in the companionship of Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan), a British inventor who has accepted a challenge to travel around the world in only 80 days. Along the way, Passepartout's martial arts skill gets the two out of many sticky situations as they race to complete their voyage. Directed by Frank Coraci. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Action, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2004.
Around the World in 80 Days
After witnessing her older sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) in a compromising situation with Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the son of the family housekeeper, Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) acts out in jealousy and bears false witness to have the young man arrested for a crime he did not commit. Kept apart by prison and war, the young lovers stay connected through hearts and letters, while Briony (Vanessa Redgrave), now an againg writer, sets out to share their bittersweet story with the world. Directed by Joe Wright. With Romola Garai. Categories: Drama, Romance, War, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
When a new drug promises a miraculous recovery from a crippling mental disease, Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) tests it on Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), a grown man who became catatonic as a child. When the treatment proves successful, Leonard is freed from his internal prison. But, when the cure turns out to have limitations, both Leonard and Dr. Sayer have difficulty dealing with the outcome. Directed by Penny Marshall. With Julie Kavner, Penelope Ann Miller and John Heard. Categories: Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 1990.
Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) is a roguish Irishman whose quest for fame and glory leads him across the battlefields of Europe, at various times operating as soldier, spy and con artist. After seducing the powerful Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson), he changes his name to Barry Lyndon and begins a spectacular fall from grace after a lifetime right out of legend. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Patrick Magee and Steven Berkoff. Categories: Drama, Romance, War. Year: 1975.
John Forbes Nash (Russell Crowe) is a mathematical genius studying at Princeton University when he hallucinates for the first time. As his brilliance grows, so does his mental illness, caused by schizophrenia that even his love for Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) can't fix. After accepting a job as a cryptologist for the military, Nash's delusions explode and he must defeat the insanity threatening to destroy his life. Directed by Ron Howard. With Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany and Judd Hirsch. Categories: Biography, Drama, Mystery. Year: 2001.
A Beautiful Mind
In the Brazilian badlands of 1910, two families are locked in a deadly feud. Tonho Breves (Rodrigo Santoro) is ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother. He knows that if he abides by the code of vengeance that goes with defending one's land, he will surely be hunted and killed by a member of the rival family. Urged by his younger brother Pacu (Ravi Ramos Lacerda), Tonho begins to question the logic of this tradition before meeting with two performers from a small traveling circus. Directed by Walter Salles. Categories: Drama, Based on a Novel, Foreign Film. Year: 2001.
Behind the Sun