12 Angry Men (1957)The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors’ prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.
A Billion Lives (2016)In 20 years’ time, there will be nearly 1.6 billion smokers around the world. Approximately 70% of smokers want to quit. The United Nations’ World Health Organisation expects a billion people will die prematurely from smoking this century. The products their doctors recommend are rarely effective and many are trapped. A new vapor technology was invented to give smokers a successful way to quit. But it was quickly demonized, and even banned in many countries. A perfect storm is brewing between smokers trying to quit, government regulators, and health charities funded by the powerful pharmaceutical industry.
A Patch of Blue (1965)A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
A Raisin In The Sun (1989)Raisin in the Sun is a 1989 TV adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 Broadway play (previously filmed in 1962). An African-American family hopes to use a $10,000 legacy left them by the family’s late father to move out of the Chicago projects and into a white neighborhood. Spearheading the move is matriarch Esther Rolle, who wants to open more opportunity doors for herself and her family.
A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Cadence (1990)As punishment for drunken, rebellious behavior, a young white soldier is thrown into a stockade populated entirely by black inmates. But instead of falling victim to racial hatred, the soldier joins forces with his fellow prisoners and rises up against the insanely tyrannical and bigoted prison warden.
Cube (1997)A student, an ex-con, an engineer, a social worker, a cop and a mentally handicapped person are caught like rats in a trap in a maze of interlocking cubes with no apparent way out. They’re clueless as to how they got there or why they were chosen. Food or water is nowhere to be found, and upon further investigation, the six discover some of the rooms are booby-trapped with destructive devices.
Green Eyes (1977)Disillusioned Vietnam veteran Lloyd Dubeck travels back to Southeast Asia in search among thousands of war orphans for the son he left behind.
Live and Become (2005)In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognized as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport, the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Lord of War (2005)Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world’s most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.
Mr. Church (2016)A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook – Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.
Panther (1995)Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther’s history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some points.
Schindler’s List (1993)The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Shaolin (2011)China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fueled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin’s masters when he beats one of them in a duel. But the pride comes before a fall. When his own family is wiped out by a rival warlord, Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks.
Still Mine (2012)James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold star in this love story based on actual events that proves love is the ultimate triumph. Craig Morrison is determined to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene, but is met with resistance from an overzealous government inspector. Facing a possible jail sentence, and with Irene becoming increasingly ill, Craig races to finish the house.
The Brass Teapot (2012)Everyone Has A Price. What’s Yours? John and Alice live in small-town America — married, very much in love, and broke. But an accident leads them to a roadside antique shop where Alice is spontaneously drawn to a mysterious brass teapot. It isn’t long before they realize that this is no ordinary teapot, and that perhaps they have found the answer to all of their financial woes. John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dreams of wealth.
The Day After (1983)In the mid-1980s, the U.S. is poised on the brink of nuclear war. This shadow looms over the residents of a small town in Kansas as they continue their daily lives. Dr. Russell Oakes maintains his busy schedule at the hospital, Denise Dahlberg prepares for her upcoming wedding, and Stephen Klein is deep in his graduate studies. When the unthinkable happens and the bombs come down, the town’s residents are thrust into the horrors of nuclear winter.
The Final Cut (2004)Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a ‘cutter’—someone with the power of final edit over people’s recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.
The Great Depression (1993)A seven-hour chronicle of the era in America. It uses newsreels, archival photos and footage, Hollywood films and eyewitness accounts to tell the story of the Great Depression from the end of the 1920s to World War II
The Guardian (1984)The residents of a New York apartment building are shocked when one of them is shot during a burglary. Led by resident Charlie Hyatt, they decide to hire security expert John Mack, who quite efficiently goes about securing the building, but he seem a little over-committed to his work.
The Intouchables (2011)A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
V for Vendetta (2006)In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.
Whale Rider (2003)Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.