Description:The story of the life of an impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik, who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?", wins, and is then suspected of cheating.
Description:The head of a gang of toughs, in an insensitive futuristic society, is conditioned to become physically ill at sex and violence during a prison sentence. When he is released, he's brutally beaten by all of his old adversaries.
, Patrick Magee
, Michael Bates
, Warren Clarke
Tags:Black ComedyComing Of AgeBased On BookViolenceWorld War TwoCult FilmPolice BrutalityDystopiaFamily RelationshipsSatireRevengeBetrayalInsanityFriendshipPoliticsBlockbuster
Description:The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after having gone through a terrible tragedy. A film from Roman Polanski.
, Emilia Fox
, Michal Zebrowski
, Ed Stoppard
Tags:War CrimeSurvivalViolenceNazi OccupationWorld War TwoBased On True StoryPolice BrutalityPrisoner Of WarMotivationalHolocaust
Description:The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
, Helena Bonham Carter
, Derek Jacobi
, Robert Portal
Tags:Friendship Between MenWorld War TwoBased On True StoryGreat DepressionFamily RelationshipsChristmasReference To William ShakespeareFriendshipCompassionPeriod Piece
Description:Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, fighting, drugs, sex and the most disgusting toilet in Scotland. Choose Trainspotting.
, Ewen Bremner
, Jonny Lee Miller
, Kevin McKidd
Description:The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
, Colin Firth
, Mark Strong
, Jonno Davies
Tags:Black ComedyViolenceTough GuyAction HeroOne Against ManyCult FilmMarvel ComicsRevengeMixed Martial ArtsBetrayalBased On Comic Book
Description:Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
, Eva Green
, Mads Mikkelsen
, Judi Dench
Tags:Plot TwistViolenceTough GuyAction HeroCult FilmBased On NovelMartial ArtsBlockbuster
Description:A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
, Dexter Fletcher
, Nick Moran
, Jason Statham
Tags:Black ComedyFriendship Between MenViolenceTough GuyCult FilmGangsterOrganized CrimeFriendshipVoice Over Narration
13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)
Release Date:31 May 2004
Description:It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Description:The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Description:Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
, Martin Freeman
, Bill Nighy
, Robert Popper
Tags:Black ComedyViolenceCult FilmInvestigationDetectiveSerial KillerReference To William ShakespeareFriendshipBuddy FilmVoice Over Narration
Description:Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Description:Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Description:At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
, Rachel McAdams
, Bill Nighy
, Lydia Wilson
Tags:Black ComedyComing Of AgeTime TravelFamily RelationshipsChristmasTime LoopFriendshipVoice Over Narration
Description:An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
, Alec Guinness
, Anthony Quinn
, Jack Hawkins
Tags:National Film RegistryViolenceWorld War OneBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineBritish MilitaryAfiInsanityPoliticsBlockbuster
Description:Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Description:Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.
, Ailidh Mackay
, Brenda Blethyn
, Julia West
Tags:Surprise EndingWorld War TwoNonlinear TimelineBased On NovelFamily RelationshipsBetrayalReference To William Shakespeare
Description:Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
, Candice Bergen
, Edward Fox
, John Gielgud
Tags:ViolenceTough GuyWorld War TwoCult FilmBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelinePolice BrutalityRacismPolitics
Description:After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Description:Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Description:Special agent 007 (Sean Connery) comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox -- and obliterate the world's economy.
Description:When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Description:An American pulp writer arrives in post-WWII Vienna only to find that the friend who waited for him is killed under mysterious circumstances. The ensuing mystery entangles him in his friend's involvement in the black market, with the multinational police, and with his Czech girlfriend.
Description:During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
, Gary Oldman
, Ben Mendelsohn
, Kristin Scott Thomas
Tags:World War TwoBased On True StoryPoliticsBased On Real PersonPeriod Piece
Description:Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.
, Guy Pearce
, Richard Harris
, James Frain
Tags:1800SBased On NovelPrison EscapeRevengeMartial ArtsBetrayalFriendship
Description:Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes!
, Jean Heywood
, Jamie Draven
, Gary Lewis
Tags:Coming Of AgeSelf DiscoveryViolenceFamily RelationshipsChristmasBoxingMartial ArtsFriendshipCompassionChildhood
Description:A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
, Stephen Graham
, Jo Hartley
, Andrew Shim
Tags:Coming Of AgeViolenceRacismNeo NaziFriendshipBullyingChildhood
Description:A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
, Ethan Coen
Stars:Billy Bob Thornton
, Frances McDormand
, Michael Badalucco
, James Gandolfini
Tags:Cult FilmNeo NoirDetectiveTragedyBetrayalVoice Over Narration