"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
William (Patrick Fugit) is a nerdy teen who gets the chance to cover rock 'n' roll for Rolling Stone Magazine in the late Sixties. Encouraged by the critic Lester Bangs (Philip Seymour Hoffman), he goes on tour with the band Stillwater, which is fronted by the charismatic Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup). William's intellectual mother (Frances McDormand) is horrified, but William is in heaven as he gets to know musicians, groupies (Anna Paquin and Fairuza Balk), and even falls in love with the most notorious groupie of all, Penny Lane (Kate Hudson). Directed by Cameron Crowe. With Zooey Deschanel and Michael Angarano. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2000.
In the L.A. suburbs, Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) and his friends live a privileged life with too much time and too much money. But, when their initiation of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies gets out of control, Johnny and his friend Frankie (Justin Timberlake) realize that sooner or later they'll have to face the consequences of their actions. Based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, one of the youngest men to ever be put on the FBI's most wanted list. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. With Anton Yelchin, Ben Foster, Sharon Stone, Lukas Haas and Bruce Willis. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2006.
Locked in an asylum, Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), formerly a competent but unspectacular composer, relates his tragic life story to a young priest. A success when he first meets Mozart (Tom Hulce), Saleri eventually sees that his work pales in comparison to Mozart's genius. Salieri's anguish at his own mediocrity manifests itself in anger toward God, whom he has devoted his life. The only release he sees is to renounce the God who mocks him and devise a plan that will lead to Mozart's complete ruin. Directed by Milos Forman. With Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice and Jeffrey Jones. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 1984.
Hilary Swank plays legendary female aviator Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly long distances, who disappeared during an attempt to fly around the world in 1937. Richard Gere plays George Putnam, a longtime friend who supported her in her ambitions, while Ewan McGregor is a young man who has a hard time accepting her for who she is. Directed by Mira Nair. With Christopher Eccleston. Categories: Biography, Drama. Year: 2009.
Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a waitress with a special imagination who creates a dream world full of mischief. She spends her time enjoying life's simple pleasures until she discovers that she has the ability to use her creativity to help others without them ever knowing. But Amelie's most difficult case turns out to be Nino Quicampoix (Mathieu Kassovitz), a lonely young man who collects photos abandoned at coin-operated photo booths. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Nanty and Dominique Pinon. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Foreign Film. Year: 2001.
Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) has a perfect wife (Annette Bening) and a perfect house in the perfect neighborhood. Lester, however, is miserable. In the throws of a midlife crisis, Lester watches his marriage dissolve and his own interest grow in one of his daughter's high school friends (Mena Suvari). As his daughter (Thora Birch) develops a friendship with the boy (Wes Bentley) next door and his wife begins an affair, Lester looks deeper inside himself for a cure to his unhappiness. Directed by Sam Mendes. Categories: Drama. Year: 1999.
After the death of the top gangster in Harlem, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), the man's former driver, moves into a position of great power in the drug market. Striking a deal with a Thai general, Lucas is able to smuggle heroin in the coffins of soldiers who died in Vietnam and makes a fortune. But, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), a NJ detective with close ties to the streets, aims to bring Lucas down after he is put in charge of a drug trafficking task force. With Roberts bearing down on him, Lucas must do everything he can to stay on top, including dealing with the Italian mafia and corrupt NYPD officers. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Armand Assante and T.I.. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
On a summer night in 1962, four small town California teenagers face decisions about the directions of their lives. Steve (Ron Howard) wants to break up with Laurie (Cindy Williams). Curt (Richard Dreyfuss) worries about leaving home. John (Paul Le Mat) tries to maintain his cool image, but feels like he is missing out on something. And, Terry (Charles Martin Smith), the nerdy wannabe, just wants to fit in. Directed by George Lucas. With Harrison Ford. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 1973.
Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) is transformed into the hateful, charismatic leader of a local white power movement following his father's death. Seeking retribution and burning with rage, Derek commits a brutal murder and is sent to prison. Upon his release three years later, a changed Derek, who is ashamed of his former ultra-racist self, returns home to find that his younger brother (Edward Furlong) has followed in his footsteps. Directed by Tony Kaye. With Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks, Fairuza Balk, Elliott Gould, William Russ and Ethan Suplee. Categories: Drama, Crime. Year: 1998.
American History X
Uprooted from their lives and forced into internment camps in Utah in the early 1940s, the Nomuras, a Japanese American family, face a country that doubts their loyalty and confines them to prisoners' conditions. The father (Masatoshi Nakamura), a former pro ballplayer, starts a baseball league as a way to find strength and pride during the difficult time. With his older brother Lane (Leonardo Nam) enlisted in the Army, Lyle Nomura (Aaron Yoo) plays against teams mad eup of guards and bigoted minor league players. Directed by Desmond Nakano. With Gary Cole and Sarah Drew. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2007.
President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) is a successful politician, but he's also a widower with a young daughter. When he overhears environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade's (Annette Bening) unguarded criticism of his policy, he is intrigued. But can the country accept a president with an active love life? Directed by Rob Reiner. With Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss and Samantha Mathis. Categories: Politics, Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1995.
The American President
Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) has it all: a designer wardrobe, a luxury apartment and more money than he can spend. But, beneath the surface, Bateman struggles to fit in with his Wall Street cohorts. And, the harder he tries, the more unhinged he becomes and the less control he has over the bloody urges that make him feel like an individual. Directed by Mary Harron. With Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon and Chloë Sevigny. Categories: Drama, Horror, Comedy, Thriller. Year: 2000.
Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti) is a file clerk with a dead-end job and an unsatisfying life. A chance meeting with Robert Crumb (James Urbaniak), a greeting card artist turned comic book illustrator, convinces Harvey to create his own comic centered on his working-class existence. The underground success of his work connects him with Joyce Brabner (Hope Davis), his soul mate through years spent as an independent icon. Directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. With Chris Ambrose, Joey Krajcar, Cameron Carter and the real Harvey Pekar. Categories: Biography, Comedy, Drama. Year: 2003.
Based on a true story, American Violet looks at the case of Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie), a young single mother in Texas who was arrested for dealing drugs. Her arrest was part of a sweep by a corrupt district attorney (Michael O'Keefe) who incarcerated people indiscriminately, then pressured them to take plea bargains. Determined to prove her innocence, Dee sued the district attorney, with the help of a lawyer (Tim Blake Nelson) from the American Civil Liberties Union. All the while, she was pressured by her mother (Alfre Woodard) to plead guilty, while her children's abusive father (Xzibit) tried to take custody of the kids. Directed by Tim Disney. With Will Patton. Categories: Drama. Year: 2008.
After a group of Africans takes control of their slave ship, they are captured in American waters and charged with murder after reaching dry land. In a case that challenges the American legal system, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou), the man that lead the revolt, lawyer Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey), abolitionist Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman) and ex-president John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) argue for the freedom and civil rights of the captive Africans. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Nigel Hawthorne and Stellan Skarsgård. Categories: Drama, History, Mystery. Year: 1997.
George (James Brolin) and Kathy (Margot Kidder) Lutz are newly married and couldn't be happier. Together with their three kids, they move into a huge Long Island house. They seem to have made a good life for themselves until strange things begin to happen inside their new home. After a series of disturbing accidents, they call upon the help of a family priest, who is helpless to combat the terrible spirit preying upon this once happy household. Directed by Stuart Rosenberg. With Rod Steiger, Don Stroud and Murray Hamilton. Categories: Cult Classics, Horror, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 1979.
The Amityville Horror
Octavio (Gael García Bernal) wants to run away with his sister-in-law (Vanessa Bauche), but after a dogfight goes bad he runs a red light and causes a violent accident. Octavio hits Daniel (Álvaro Guerrero), a businessman who has abandoned his family, and Valeria (Goya Toledo), a beautiful model who loses her leg in the accident. The collision is witnessed by El Chiro (Emilio Echevarría), a homeless former revolutionary who is trying to reconnect with his daughter. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Foreign Film. Year: 2000.
Andre (Jamel Debbouze) gets a second chance to set his life right after saving a woman from a supposed suicide attempt in the Seine. Andre falls for his damsel-in-distress, Angela (Rie Rasmussen), yet, in an ironic twist, it is Angela who saves Andre. Angela, as her name suggests, is actually an angel sent to save Andre from his own fate. Directed by Luc Besson. With Gilbert Melki and Serge Riaboukine. Categories: Foreign Film, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Comedy. Language: French. Year: 2005.
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) investigates the murder of a prominent physicist with the help of his daughter Vittoria (Ayelet Zurer). As the trail leads them to the Vatican, Robert and Vittoria find clues linking the murder, as well as the kidnapping of four cardinals, to the Illuminati, a powerful ancient group long thought to be extinct. With the group intending to carry out a terrorist attack during a papal conclave, Robert and Vittoria must discover the truth before more innocent lives are lost. Directed by Ron Howard. With Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, David Pasquesi, Cosimo Fusco and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2009.
Angels & Demons
Rocky Sullivan (James Cagney) and Jerry Connolly (Pat O'Brien) grow up together in a tough New York City neighborhood. After being caught by the law, Rocky is sent to reform school and continues on his criminal path. But, Jerry, who escapes from the police, goes straight, eventually, becoming a priest who works with troubled kids. After being released from jail, Rocky returns to his old neighborhood and looks for a safe place to stay with his old pal. Humphrey Bogart is featured as Cagney's deadly enemy, "The Mouthpiece." Directed by Michael Curtiz. With Ann Sheridan and George Bancroft. Categories: Crime, Drama, Classic. Year: 1938.
Angels with Dirty Faces
Made up of nine anime-style films, each Animatrix short is a stand-alone work detailing elements of The Matrix universe. From the first moments of the computer domination of man to disturbances within the artificial world of The Matrix, these films are beautifully written and animated and work as a companion to the movies or alone. Directed by Peter Chung, Andy Jones and Yoshiaki Kawajiri. With Clayton Watson, Melinda Clarke, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Animation. Year: 2003.
After finally winning over his congressman, shipyard welder and amateur boxer Jake Huard (James Franco) is admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. Dealing with difficult classes and a tough superior named Cole (Tyrese Gibson), Jake gets support from his roommate and his superiors Ali (Jordana Brewster) and Lt. Commander Burton (Donnie Wahlberg), finding the strength to study hard and train for a Navy boxing competition. Directed by Justin Lin. With Chi McBride. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 2006.
Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) is happy making money by breaking into vending machines. But following a botched raid on a college, this drug-addicted teenage runaway is approached by a drug buddy's charismatic uncle, Mel (James Woods), with an offers to bring Bobby into the big-time. Bobbie and his pregnant girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner) follow Mel and his partner Sid (Melanie Griffith) into the fast paced world of grand larceny, hard drugs and shopping sprees. Directed by Larry Clark. With Peter Sarsgaard. Categories: Drama, Crime, Independent Film. Year: 1997.
Another Day in Paradise
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.
Cap Rooney (Dennis Quaid) is a football legend and a star quarterback at the top of his game. When a damaging hit forces Rooney to the sidelines, coach Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino) has to find a replacement. Backup Willie Beaman (Jamie Foxx), a benchwarmer with one last chance to prove himself, gets the nod, but his performance and attitude threaten to destroy the team. Off the field, D'Amato must contend with new owner Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz), who blames the old school coach for the teams lack of success. Directed by Oliver Stone. With James Woods, Matthew Modine and LL Cool J. Categories: Drama, Sports. Year: 1999.
Any Given Sunday
As the Maya kingdom faces its decline, its rulers attempt to regain prosperity by building more temples to offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), a young man chosen for sacrifice, is not ready to die. Driven by his love for his woman and his family, Jaguar Paw escapes his captors and returns home to save his way of life. Directed by Mel Gibson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama. Year: 2006.
After being largely ignored by the public at launch, Apollo 13 captures the nation's attention when they announce that they have a problem. Stranded in space in a crippled ship, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) do their best to make it back to earth in one piece. With help from flight director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris), astronaut Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise) and the rest of the ground crew in Mission Control, the astronauts must race to improvise a solution before time runs out. Directed by Ron Howard. With Kathleen Quinlan and Clint Howard. Categories: Adventure, Drama, History. Year: 1995.
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.
Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco, Skeet Ulrich and Jean Reno star as a group of drivers of armored trucks that carry cash. When one of them falls into dire financial straits and might lose his house, the others give in to the temptation to steal some of the money they carry every day. No one will get hurt, and they stage a robbery to fool their bosses. The plan is brilliant, but a few unexpected events that take place pit the men against each other. Directed by Nimród Antal. With, Fred Ward and Columbus Short. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2009.
In the future, life-like robots with sophisticated artificial intelligence called mechas serve mankind as friends, lovers and companions. One of the mecha-producing companies builds David (Haley Joel Osment), an artificial child programmed to have real feelings, including an unwavering love for his mother, Monica (Frances O'Connor). David lives his early years happily with Monica and her husband (Sam Robards, but when their real child awakes from a coma, David is forced to journey out into the world. With the help of a robot named Gigolo Joe (Jude Law), David seeks out a way to become a real boy and discovers the how difficult life can be. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Ken Leung, Ken Leung, Brendan Gleeson, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley and Adrian Grenier. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi. Year: 2001.
Artificial Intelligence: AI
Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson), a cranky, obsessive-compulsive writer, is entrusted with a dog after his gay artist neighbor (Greg Kinnear) is mugged and beaten. With his daily routine already dangerously off course, Melvin finds that Carol (Helen Hunt), the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son. Eventually, the three become unlikely friends and Melvin learns to love and respect other people. Directed by James L. Brooks. With Cuba Gooding Jr.. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1997.
As Good as It Gets
As the notorious and charismatic outlaw Jesse James (Brad Pitt) plans his next great robbery, he must battle against the men who want to capture him for fame and a fortune in reward money. Meanwhile, Robert Ford (Casey Affleck), an admire of James, joins his gang, only to become resentful of his former hero and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West. Directed by Andrew Dominik. With Mary-Louise Parker, Sam Rockwell and Sam Shepard. Categories: Crime, Drama, Western. Year: 2007.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Texan Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton) left the Air Force as a young man to save his family's ranch following the death of his father. Refusing to abandon his dream of traveling to space, Farmer decides to build a rocket in his barn. Despite the FBI placing him under surveillance, Charlie refuses to admit failure and decides to proceed with the launch with the support of his wife (Virginia Madsen) and children. Directed by Michael Polish. With Bruce Dern, Tim Blake Nelson and J.K. Simmons. Categories: Adventure, Drama. Year: 2006.
The Astronaut Farmer
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.
Josh Hartnett plays the founder of a dot-com who struggles to keep his company afloat the month before the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, just after the high-tech development bubble burst. Rip Torn is his hypercritical father, while Naomie Harris is a girl he lets slip away. David Bowie plays a ruthless venture capitalist who may take over the firm. Directed by Austin Chick. With Andre Royo, Naomie Harris, Robin Tunney and Adam Scott. Categories: Drama. Year: 2008.
A talented Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered cellist (Keri Russell), who share a strong but momementary connection, are torn apart by their circumstances before their love is given a chance to grow. The result of their brief encounter is August Rush (Freddie Highmore), now an orphan living on the streets of New York. Using his unique musical gifts and aided by his odd caretaker (Robin Williams), August sets out to find his birth parents and discover who he is. Directed by Kirsten Sheridan. With Terrence Howard. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.
During WWII, English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) inherits a large cattle ranch in northern Australia. When local cattle barons plot to steal her land, Sarah reluctantly joins forces with the Drover (Hugh Jackman), a tough Outback cowboy, to drive her 2,000 head of cattle across the country. As they traverse the unforgiving lands of the continent, the Japenese bomb Darwin, engulfing their world in chaos and war. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. With David Wenham. Categories: Adventure, Drama, War, Western. Year: 2008.
Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a millionaire tycoon, but his real passion is flying. A talented businessman with eccentric habits, Hughes becomes involved in oil, casinoes and the film industry before starting a quest to create the fastest and biggest planes ever flown. While courting some of Hollywood's most beautiful women, including Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale) and Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett), Hughes is also faced with severe obsessive-compulsive behavior, that ultimately leads to his downfall. Directed by Martin Scorsese. With John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Ian Holm, Jude Law and Alan Alda. Categories: Politics, Biography, Drama. Year: 2004.
Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen) suffers from a heart condition that requires a heart transplant. When he receives a call informing him that a donor has been found, he believes that his life has been saved. But, during surgery, Clay experiences a phenomenon called "anesthetic awareness," leaving him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. To escape the pain, Clay has an out of body experience, and discovers that his new wife, Sam (Jessica Alba), and his trusted friend, Dr. Jack Harper (Terrence Howard) are involved in a plot to take his life. Directed by Joby Harold. With Lena Olin and Christopher McDonald. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. 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.
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie), an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years, must face the reality of Alzheimer's that hangs like a cloud over their twilight years. With Fiona confined to a nursing home, Grant abides by the institution's policy of not allowing visitors during patients' first 30 days. But, when Grant is finally allowed to see his wife, he discovers that she has made a connection with Aubrey (Michael Murphy), a wheel chair-bound mute, and no longer remembers her loving husband. Directed by Sarah Polley. With Olympia Dukakis and Wendy Crewson. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2006.
Away from Her
In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out, detonating a chain of events that will link an American tourist couple’s frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children, and a rebelious Japanese teen whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Gael García Bernal. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Nicolas Cage stars as a tough New Orleans cop who develops a painkiller addiction. While investigating the brutal murder of the entire family of a suspected drug dealer, he gets involved with a drug kingpin played by rapper Xzibit.. Eva Mendes, the cop's prostitute girlfriend, stands by him, but he's not exactly ready to settle down. His colleague (Val Kilmer) tries to protect him, but there's not much he can do to help. Directed by Werner Herzog. With Lance E. Nichols, J.D. Evermore, and Shea Whigham. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2009.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Bambi is a young deer when a band of hunters kills his mother. As Bambi grows up in the forest alone, he befriends the other animals and enjoys playing in the beautiful wilderness. But, when the hunters comeback, all of Bambi's painful memories return and he must lead his friends to safety in order to fulfill his destiny of becoming the Prince of the Forest. Directed by David Hand. Categories: Cult Classics, Animation, Family, Drama, Classic. Year: 1942.
Will (Gaelan Connell) is a nerdy guy in a new high school. He becomes friends with a brainy girl, Sam (Vanessa Hudgens), who tells him about the upcoming Bandslam competition. The winner will actually get a recording contract. Will decides to go for it, but should he join forces with Sam, or a popular blond (Alyson Michalka)? His mother (Lisa Kudrow) isn't much help. Directed by Todd Graff. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music. Year: 2009.
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.
Barton Fink (John Turturro) is an intellectual playwright, delving into deep social and philosophical issues in his home city of New York. In 1941, he moves to Hollywood to write a wrestling film when disaster strikes: a severe case of writer's block. Compounded by a series of bizarre of events that keep him miserable and lonely in the mysterious Hotel Earle, not even the attention of his neighbor Charlie Meadows (John Goodman) can lift him from his doldrums. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. With Steve Buscemi, Judy Davis. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 1991.