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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Punta del Este Jetset (2018)
Director: Boris Acosta
This documentary takes viewers to Punta del Este. Known for its beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and stunning sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, Punta del Este’s unique land and sea offerings make it one of the most desired summer resorts in the world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Broken Hill (2009)
Director: Dagen Merrill
Tommy, the son of a sheep rancher, lives in the middle of the Australian Outback and dreams of attending the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In order to apply to the conservatorium, Tommy needs to find musicians in the Outback who can play the music he has composed. Winner of two awards.

Lucky Miles (2007)
Director: Michael James Rowland
When a group of Cambodian and Iraqi men seeking liberation via an Indonesian fishing boat are abandoned on a remote part of the Western Australian coast with the promise of a “bus over the dunes,” they find themselves alone in a desert the size of Poland, without the bus. After all but three of three of the men are captured, the three free men must elude an army reservist unit while navigating the ancient natural landscapes of the Pilbara. Winner of eight awards.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Director: Phillip Noyce
This multi-award-winning film tells the story of Molly, Daisy and Grace, two sisters and a cousin who are taken thousands of miles away from their Aboriginal mothers to be trained as domestic staff. The girls escape and follow a rabbit-proof fence while eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary.

Breath (2017)
Director: Simon Baker
Set in coastal Australia in the 1970s, this film is about Pikelet and Loonie, two teenage boys who seek adventure after having grown up in a small town. When Pikelet and Loonie meet Sando, an older surfer, they form a friendship that will lead them to dangerous risks. Based on the award-winning and international bestselling novel Breath
by Tim Winton.

Our Generation (2010)
Directors: Sinem Saban, Damien Curtis
This documentary features stories from one of the last strongholds of traditional Aboriginal culture in Australia: the remote Yolngu of Northeast Arnhem Land. The Aboriginal struggles of land, culture and freedom are explored in this documentary, and interviews with national indigenous leaders, historians and human rights activists shine the light on threats to the Australian Aboriginal culture.

Brand Nue Dae (2009)
Director: Rachel Perkins
This award-winning musical comedy-drama tells the coming-of-age story of an Aboriginal Australian teenager who finds himself on a road trip after escaping the boarding school his mother has sent him to for an education for the priesthood.

I’ve Seen the Unicorn (2014)
Director: Vincent Toi
Alvinio Roy has dreamed of riding a horse in the Maiden Cup on the remote island of Mauritius for as long as he can remember. Every morning he wakes up at 4:00 AM to work as a stable boy in exchange for riding lessons. In Mauritius, the island’s culture includes customs left by its many colonial mothers, including horse racing.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)
Director: David Douglas
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary captures the lemurs of Madagascar with IMAX 3D cameras and takes viewers on an amazing journey deep into the wonderful world of Madagascar. Now endangered, lemurs are getting help from scientists like Patricia Wright to help them survive in the modern world.

Marrabenta Stories (2004)
Director: Karen Boswall
This documentary brings together young Mozambican musicians who play jazz, funk and hip hop and elders who play Marrabenta, a musical style that was popular in 1950s and 1960s Mozambique. Together the group of musicians go on a South African tour. A 2005 winner at the Portuguese Film Festival.

Blood Diamond (2006)
Director: Edward Zwick
This political war thriller is set in 1999 Sierra Leone when the country is ravaged by unrest. Archer, a Rhodesian gunrunner has been jailed while trying to smuggle diamonds into Liberia. When he learns about an enormous pink diamond that has been buried by a fellow prisoner, Vandy, a fisherman who was enslaved to harvest diamonds, Archer plots with Vandy to locate the diamond in order to sell it so they can both escape their unwanted situations. Winner of eight awards.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Director: Justin Chadwick
When Nelson Mandela, a South African lawyer, is sentenced to life imprisonment for treason after he is involved in armed resistance after the Sharpeville Massacre, he spends decades in chains, but his spirit is unbowed. While in prison, Mandela’s stature continues to rise. When he is released, Mandela, now the famous leader of his movement, must find a way to win a peaceful victory for the good of his country its peoples. This film has been nominated 30 times and has won 12 awards.

The Giver (2014)
Director: Phillip Noyce
Jonas is a teenager who lives with his parents in a community that knows no pain, war, suffering or choices. When Jonas graduates, he is chosen to be the Receiver of Memories and is trained by his mentor, The Giver. Through memories of the world before “The Ruin,” Jonas discovers the concept of family, as well as the ability to feel emotions. When Jonas learns that a baby is going to be eliminated, he decides to change the society he lives in. Winner of two awards.

Invictus (2009)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Newly elected president Nelson Mandela brings a nation together through sport when he joins forces with the captain of the South African rugby team to unite their divided country. Based on the inspiring true story. This film has been nominated 35 times and has won 10 awards.

From Cape Town with Love (2007)
Director: Carol Howell
This documentary takes viewers through the streets of Cape Town where street artists have made their mark with beautiful, thought-provoking images and texts that are punishable by fines or imprisonment.

Cape of Good Hope (2004)
Director: Mark Bamford
This comedy-drama is set in an animal shelter in Cape Town and revolves around the people who work there, revealing how their lives are intertwined. In 2004, this film received two awards at the Austin Film Festival.

In My Country (2004)
Director: John Boorman
When Langston Whitfield, a Washington Post
journalist, is sent to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, he finds himself confronting his own demons and questioning his sense of identity, while Anna Malan, an Afrikaans poet covering the hearings for radio, is deeply moved by acts committed by her fellow countrymen. Originally titled Country of My Skull.

A Far Off Place (1993)
Director: Mikael Salomon
After Nonni and Harry witness poachers massacre a gamekeeper’s family, they must escape the poachers by walking through the Kalahari Desert. With the help of an African bushman, Nonni and Harry set out on a months-long journey, and in the process, they discover their strengths and skills.

Milking the Rhino (2009)
Director: David E. Simpson
This documentary shows the behind-the-scenes role that villagers play in the making of nature documentaries, as well as the villagers’ desires to have a piece of the wildlife-tourism pie after the collision of ancient ways with Western expectations.

Tall as the Baobab Tree (2012)
Director: Jeremy Teicher
Coumba and her younger sister Debo are the first in their family to attend school in the city, which is a drastic change from their remote village life. When an accident turns their family upside down, their father arranges to sell Debo into an arranged marriage, but Coumba plans to save her sister from a married life she does not want. Originally titled Grand Comme le Baobab.

Running the Sahara (2007)
Director: James Moll
When three runners journey to Africa to prove that the impossible is possible, viewers are taken into the culture of the Sahara and across six countries. This documentary follows three men from the USA, Canada and Taiwan as they run across the Sahara Desert.

Faat Kiné (2001)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
Faat Kiné is a hard-working single mother in Dakar, Senegal who reminisces about her experiences in life and how they have led her to where she is today: a successful single mother who has raised two children and bought a home for her family.

Wild Oats (2016)
Director: Andy Tennant
When Eva, a retired widow, receives a life insurance check for $5 million instead of $50,000, she decides to take her best friend with her on a vacation of a lifetime. In the process, Eva winds up a fugitive and a media sensation.

La Perla del Mar (2013)
Director: Joachim Jung
Maria, a singer in the Canary Islands, is 86 but performs with jazz musicians much younger than herself. This documentary shows how being in tune with your surroundings can play a significant role in life.

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

Inception (2010)
Director: Christopher Nolan
In the new world of corporate espionage where secrets are stolen via a dream state, Dom Cobb is the best thief. He is also an international fugitive, which has cost him time with his family. When Dom is offered an opportunity to get his life back, he must accomplish the impossible.

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.

Casablanca (1942)
Director: Michael Curtiz
When Rick Blaine’s former lover, Ilsa, shows up with her husband at his nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco, he is confronted with challenges that lead to a difficult decision.

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.

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago (2013)
Director: Lydia Smith
Imagine crossing an entire country on foot. This award-winning documentary follows pilgrims who are driven from within to attempt the trek to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Each pilgrim’s personal journey is unique, but they all experience transformation.

The Way (2010)
Director: Emilio Estevez
Tom, an American doctor, learns that his son has been killed in a storm in the Pyrenees while walking the Camino de Santiago. When Tom travels to France to collect his son’s remains, he decides to honor his son’s pilgrimage by completing the journey himself. On the way, Tom meets other pilgrims and is profoundly impacted.

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

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

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

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

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

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.