In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist forever alters his life.
Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. Based on the novel, The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean.
A remote village in New Mexico is contaminated by a crashed satellite. Scientists fight the clock trying to analyze the lethal organism and discover a solution.
A group of farm animals successfully revolt against their cruel human owner, only to be enslaved anew by the unscrupulous pig Napoleon, whose slogan is "all animals are equal but some animals more equal than others."
A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War. Based on the novella "The Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.
Based on the novel by Garth Stein, this is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. Through his bond with his owner Denny, an aspiring Formula One racecar driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.
Rise and fall of a young 18th century Irishman bent on achieving fame and fortune, mainly by marriage.
Born an illegitimate child to a young mother, "Bone" grows up poor in South Carolina in the 1950s. When her mother marries, her new stepfather becomes jealous of the powerful bond between mother and daughter.
On a difficult journey to find freedom, Sethe is constantly confronted by the secrets that have haunted her for years. Then, an old friend from out of her past unexpectedly reenters her life. With his help, Sethe may finally be able to rediscover who she is and regain her lost sense of hope.
In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal.
December 1, 1955, Montgomery, Alabama. A time when resentment gives birth to rebellion; when a gesture has the power to bring about change. A single act by Rosa Parks inspires an uprising that will make history, and make a leader of Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on the book, Daybreak of freedom.
A warrior marries secretly and leads a revolt against the tyrannical English king in 13th-century Scotland.
This rendition of Edgar Allan Poe's Cask of Amontillado not only holds fast to Poe's story with great accuracy, but also maintains the highest standards in film production. Our story begins with Montressor, who also narrates, luring his arch adversary, Fortunato to his catacombs with promises of a rare "Amontillado". Fortunato takes the bait only to meet an untimely and horrible demise.
A musical based on Old Possum's book of practical cats by T.S. Eliot.
Christy is a 19-year-old schoolteacher who decides to leave her sheltered life of luxury in Asheville in 1912 to teach in a remote mission schoolhouse in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Inman, a young Confederate soldier, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada awaits him. In Inman's absence, Ada befriends Ruby, who helps her keep up her late father's farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting and colorful characters.
An uneducated woman living in the rural American south who was raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man she calls "Mister" is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women, acquiring self-worth and the strength to forgive.
A U.S. Army soldier is allowed to pick his post; he decides to see the West before it is settled.
Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home.
Four ordinary men, in two canoes, descending a river they've only seen as a squiggly line on a map, determined to test themselves against a wilderness they only think they understand, must fight for their lives against some sadistic mountain men.
As assistant to impossibly demanding New York fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, young Andy Sachs has landed a job that "a million girls would die for." Unfortunately, her heaven-sent appointment as Miranda's personal whipping girl just might be the death of her!
In a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group.
Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town, In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
A stunning take on Ray Bradbury's iconic novel about a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and 'firemen' burn books.
Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen.
Hazel and Gus share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn't perfect, love can still be extraordinary.
The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen.
Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all around him.
An 83-year-old reminisces about her Depression-era life in the town of Whistle Stop, Alabama.
A would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.
Paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged.
Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Hara's Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a violent robbery with two ambitious gangsters. As his partners start to climb through the hierarchy of the mob, success eludes Henry. How far is he willing to go? Based on the book Wiseguy.
A rich, recent college graduate comes of age and finds himself by being led into an affair with the wife and daughter of his father's friend.
The migration of the Joad family to California from their dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression.
About a mysterious American millionaire whose efforts to recapture the sweetheart of his youth result in tragedy.
Explores the relationship between a career military officer and his family.
The story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized "return to traditional values."
The Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead.
Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial activism after her best friend is shot by police officers, and she's forced to make a decision. Allow the media to skewer her friend to protect the status quo, or stand up and tell the truth in memory of Khalil?
An inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project — one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk.
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.
Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world.
In the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister's place in the televised event in which one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts are chosen to fight to the death until one victor remains.
Katniss and Peeta embark on a victory tour while President Snow plots a deadly new Hunger Games that could change Panem forever.
Robert Neville is the last human survivor in what is left of New York City. A pandemic has left only 1% of the population alive and most of those who survived are no longer human.
A dramatization of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius, told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family.
A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.
When Mo Folchart reads a story aloud, the characters leap off the page. Literally. And that's a problem.
When young James spills some magic crocodile tongues, a giant peach grows as huge as a house. Climbing inside, he embarks on a thrilling and magical odyssey.
When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever.
The uplifting story of four remarkable friends whose extraordinary lives are filled with joy and heartbreak. Their lifelong friendship reveals a mosaic of the startling events and conditions that have shaped their lives -- and how these experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children.
A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The love of Hawkeye, rugged frontiersman and adopted son of the Mohicans, and Cora Munro, aristocratic daughter of a British colonel, blazes amidst a brutal conflict between the British, the French and Native American allies in colonial America.
A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the only survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime.
In Gerwig's take, the beloved story of the March sisters, four young women each determined to live life on her own terms, is both timeless and timely.
Imagine a future world where everyone is young and beautiful, and can have anything they could ever want--except the freedom to leave ... and everyone faces mandatory death at the age of 30!
The star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world.
The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.
The life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.
In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are being kidnapped and brainwashed.
Based on the novel of the same name by Richard Condon.
After a bad storm blows across Mars Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Now stuck on a hostile planet he must find a way to signal to Earth and in the meantime, survive on limited supplies.
During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America.
Thomas finds himself trapped in an ever-changing maze with a group of boys who also have no memory of the outside world, all racing to solve the mystery of their true purpose.
American citizen Billy Hayes is sentenced to four years in a brutal Turkish prison after being caught trying to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul. When his sentence is changed to life just days before his release, he has no choice but to try to escape.
Paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert.
Tom Popper, a successful businessman who's clueless when it comes to the really important things in life, until he inherits six 'adorable' penguins, each with its own unique personality.
The rebellion continues from the catacombs of District 13, as Katniss Everdeen reluctantly agrees to be the Mockingjay, the symbolic leader of the rebellion, and continue the fight against President Snow and his forces.
With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick.
Three friends who grew up in working-class Boston drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them.
A troubled ten-year-old boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book in The Neverending story and The Neverending story II.
In this affectionate story of small town life in upstate New York, Sully, a fitfully employed 60-year-old construction worker, is a cheerful curmudgeon who has made a lifetime of bad decisions.
In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies.
When Sheba Hart joins St. George's as the new art teacher, Barbara Covett senses a kindred spirit. But Barbara is not the only one drawn to her. Sheba begins an illicit affair and Barbara becomes the keeper of her secret.
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts-- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi-- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood.
In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.
The story of a man whose rebelliousness pits him against the head nurse of a mental ward and the full spectrum of institutional repression.
Tells the story of growing up in the segregation-era South, in a community that faced adversity and held together with amazing dignity and grace.
The young Peruvian bear Paddington's adventures on his trip to London begin when he is found and taken in by the Brown family at London's Paddington Station.
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckler skills and the ever fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become real heroes of an even greater story when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and takes them on a journey over moonlit rooftops to the lush jungles of Neverland.
It's 1783, and Ross Poldark has returned home from the American Revolutionary War to find England in the grip of recession and his beloved Cornwall on its knees.
The story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England, in a world where an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation.
A disillusioned Southern coach reveals his tortured childhood in order to help his troubled, suicidal sister, and discovers the healing powers of love and forgiveness.
A kid, home sick from school, grudgingly allows his grandfather to read him a dusty storybook, which is how we meet the innocent Buttercup, about to marry the nefarious Prince Humperdinck though her heart belongs to Westley. A mysterious pirate, a vengeful Spaniard, and a good-natured giant interrupt the wedding plans.
Set in 16th century Japan Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally among his three sons. Hidetora's decision to step down unleashes a power struggle between the three heirs. Retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear.
The story of Henry Fleming and his grappling with fear and courage as a Union Army recruit during the Civil War.
After five-year old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world.
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
In this heartwarming, enormously popular family film, a single New England woman responds to an advertisement for a mail-order bride who travels to Kansas in 1910 and teaches a lonely family to love again.
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Miranda Wells is a hard-working young widow struggling to raise three children on her own. A powerful storm brings a devastating challenge and a mysterious man, Bray Johnson, into her life. In just a few short days, Bray's presence re-ignites the family's spirit, but he also carries a secret, and it's a secret that could change everything.
Set in England during a new time period in 1947, the film follows a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate.
Set in South Carolina in 1964, is the moving tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are taken in by a series of oddball relatives and others after their wealthy parents are killed in a fire. The first to take them in is the dastardly and cunning Count Olaf, who is only interested in their inheritance.
Tony was rich, indolent, charming and a little stupid. He wanted a manservant to do everything for him. But he was too indolent, too charming and a little too stupid to see that Barrett was bogus to the core. Based on the novel of the same name by Robin Maugham.
A compelling drama of hope, friendship and atonement behind the walls ofa maximum security prison in The Shawshank Redemption. Red, serving a life sentence, and Andy Dufresne, a mild-mannered banker wrongly convicted of murder, forge an unlikely bond that will span more than twenty years. Together they discover hope as the ultimate means of survival. Under horrifying conditions and the ever-present threat of violence, two lifers reclaim their souls and find freedom within their hearts.
A reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey go on a quest to rescue a princess for a tyrannical lord.
When FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer, she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, whose fascination with the young woman is as great as his hunger for murder.
Teenage friends Tibby, Carmen, Bridget and Lena have a special way of staying in touch: a pair of thrift store jeans that perfectly fits each girl. They vow to mail the jeans back and forth...and share the growing-up adventures the jeans somehow bring.
The Navajo Tribal Police investigate the murder of a medicine man.
Story of the journey of two Coeur d'Alene Indian boys from Idaho to Arizona. Though Victor and Thomas have lived their entire young lives in the same tiny town, they couldn't have less in common. But when Victor is urgently called away, it's Thomas who comes up with the money to pay for his trip.
A young man becomes fascinated with a photograph of a woman from 1912. He becomes obsessed with returning to 1912 and the beautiful young woman who awaits him there. Based on the novel Bid Time.
The story revolves around Sophie's struggle as a Polish-Catholic immigrant in the United States who had survived a Nazi concentration camp.
As Boy's family faces the daily struggles of Depression-era sharecroppers, a loyal coonhound named Sounder becomes their only real friend. Food is scarce, and nightly hunting trips offer little relief. In an act of desperation, Father steals to feed his hungry family. When Father is convicted, it triggers Boy's courageous journey to find him in the labor camps.
This is the year 2022. Overcrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have reduced society's leaders to finding food for the teeming masses. The answer is Soylent Green.
Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.
The commander of a U.S. bomber unit in Britain during World War II begins to crack under the strain.
Bella Swan doesn't expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen - a boy who's hiding a dark secret: he's a vampire.
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, this series embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Dorothy and her dog Toto, are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she encounters some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz.