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"3rd Rock from the Sun: Red, White and Dick" (pdf) (19 Dec. 2000)
A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.

Director: Terry Hughes
Writers: Bonnie and Terry Turner
Stars: John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston and French Stewart

"9" (pdf) (2009)

A rag doll that awakens in a post-apocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

Director: Shane Acker
Writers: Pamela Pettler (screenplay), Shane Acker (story)
Stars: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly and Crispin Glover

"12 Years a Slave" (pdf) (2013)

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: John Ridley (screenplay), Solomon Northup (story)
Stars: Chiwetel Ejifor, Michael K. Williams and Michael Fassbender

"15 Minutes" (2001)

A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

Director: John Herzfeld
Writer: John Herzfeld
Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns and Kelsey Grammer

"28 Days" (pdf) (2000)

A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister's wedding and crashing a stolen limousine.

Director: Betty Thomas
Writer: Susannah Grant
Star: Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen and Dominic West

"30 Rock: Jack Meets Dennis" (pdf) (30 Nov. 2006)

Liz is back with her ex-boyfriend Dennis, who seemed to be an annoying character in the past.

Director: Juan José Campanella
Writers: Tina Fey (creator), Jack Burditt
Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski

"42" (pdf) (2013)

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey

Director: Brian Helgeland
Writer: Brian Helgeland
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight and Harrison Ford

"127 Hours" (pdf) (2010)

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)
Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara

"500 Days of Summer" (pdf) (2009)

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb
Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Geoffrey Arend

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"The Abyss" (1989)
A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michael Biehn

"Alien" (1979)

A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Dan O'Bannon (story), Ronald Shusett (story), and 1 more credit "
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt

"Aliens" (1986)

The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron (story), David Giler (story), and 4 more credits "
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Carrie Henn

"All That Jazz" (1979)

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Director: Bob Fosse
Writers: Robert Alan Aurthur, Bob Fosse
Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange and Leland Palmer

"The American" (pdf) (2010)

An assassin hides out in Italy for one last

Director: Anton Corbijn
Writers: Rowan Joffe (screenplay), Martin Booth (novel)
Stars: George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli and Violante Placido

"American Beauty" (1999)

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.

Director: Sam Mendes
Writer: Alan Ball
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening and Thora Birch

"Amour" (pdf) (2012)

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke
Writer: Michael Haneke (screenplay)
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert

"Anastasia" (1997)

The only surviving child of the Russian Royal Family hooks up with two con men while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Writers: Susan Gauthier & Bruce Graham
Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack and Christopher Lloyd

"The Animal Kingdom" (pdf) (2010)

Tells the story of seventeen year-old J (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd
Writer: David Michôd
Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce and Joel Edgerton

"Anna Karenina" (pdf) (2012)

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Director: Joe Wright
Writers: Tom Stoppard (screenplay), Leo Tolstoy (novel)
Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

"Annie Hall" (1977)

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen
Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts

"Arbitrage" (pdf) (2012)

A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Writer: Nicholas Jarecki (screenplay)
Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling

"The Artist" (pdf) (2011)

Silent movie star George Valentin bemoans the coming era of talking pictures and fades into oblivion and self-destruction, but finds sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer lighting up talkies like no one else.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Writer: Michel Hazanavicius
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman

"As Good As It Gets" (pdf) (1997)

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

Director: James L. Brooks
Writers: Mark Andrus (story and screenplay)
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

"Atonement" (pdf) (2007)

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.

Director: Joe Wright
Writers: Ian McEwan (novel), Christopher Hampton (screenplay)
Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and Brenda Blethyn

"Avatar" (pdf) (2009)

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver

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"Barney's Version" (pdf) (2010)
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Director: Richard J. Lewis
Writers: Mordecai Richler (novel), Michael Konyves (screenplay)
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike and Jake Hoffman

"Batman" (pdf) (1989)

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Sam Hamm
Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger

"Beaches" (pdf) (1988)

A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Director: Garry Marshall
Writers: Iris Rainer (novel), Mary Agnes Donoghue (screenplay)
Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard

"Beauty and the Beast" (pdf) (1991)

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Writers: Linda Woolverton, Roger Allers

"Before and After" (pdf) (1979)

An overweight housewife has to confront her weight problem when her husband leaves her because of it. She has a happily married and overweight friend and an unhappily thin, engaged friend who is starving herself to fit into her grandmother's wedding gown. The housewife diets and exercises down to her goal weight in time for the wedding, but the thin woman collapses at the reception due to her rigorous dieting.

Director: Kim Friedman
Writer: Hindi Brooks
Stars: Patty Duke, Bradford Dillman, Barbara Feldon

"Before Midnight" (pdf) (2013)

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Director: Richard Linklater
Writers: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick

"Being John Malkovich" (1999)

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener

"Beloved" (1998)

Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writers: Akosua Busia
Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (pdf) (2012)

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Director: John Madden
Writers: Ol Parker (screenplay), Deborah Moggach (novel)
Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith

"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (pdf) (1982)

Town Sheriff and regular patron fights to keep a historical whorehouse open when a TV preacher targets it as the Devils playhouse.

Director: Colin Higgins
Writers: Larry L. King and Peter Masterson (pdf) (play)
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton and Dom DeLuise

"Big Bang Theory: Pilot" (pdf) (2007)

A pair of brilliant theoretical physicists meet a woman who shows them how little they know about the real world.

Director: James Burrows
Writers: Chuck Lorre
Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco

"Black Rain" (1989)

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis
Stars: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia and Ken Takakura

"Blazing Saddles" (pdf) (1974)

To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks
Writers: Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger
Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn

"The Blind Side" (pdf) (2009)

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Writers: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw

"Bling Ring" (pdf) (2013)

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Writers: Sofia Coppola and Nancy Jo Sales (based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspect wore Louboutins")
Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and Emma Watson

"Boardwalk Empire" - Pilot (pdf) (2010)

January 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City's Treasurer, Nucky Thompson, condemns alcohol at a Women's Temperance League meeting... See full summary "

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Terence Winter
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon and Kelly MacDonald

"Boston Legal: Too Much Information" (pdf) (2006)

Denis and Alan represent a young girl, whose father killed her mother after finding her whereabouts on her HMO's website. Alan also has to defend Catherine Piper, who started robbing convenience stores. Beverly Bridge, Denny's fiancé, who he met at a charity event, is causing trouble in the firm, while Paul, Shirley and Brad try to manage the situation. Daniel Post goes in for chemotherapy, and attempts to shut out Denise.

Director: Steve Robin
Writers: David E. Kelley (creator), Lawrence Broche
Stars: James Spader, Julie Bowen and Mark Valley

"Boston Legal: The Cancer Man Can" (pdf) (2006)

Alan takes up the cause of one of the associates, Denny meets a woman, and Denise helps defend a client accused of buying his way onto a drug trial.

Director: Lou Antonio
Writers: David E. Kelley (creator), Janet Leahy
Stars: James Spader, Julie Bowen and Mark Valley

"Bound" (1996)

Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caeser.

Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon and Joe Pantoliano

"Breakdown" (pdf) (1997)

A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

Director: Jonathan Mostow
Writers: Jonathan Mostow
Stars: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh and Kathleen Quinlan

"Breaking Away" (pdf) (1979)

A small-town teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.

Director: Peter Yates
Writer: Steve Tesich
Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern

"Breaking Bad" Pilot" (pdf) 2008)

A high school chemistry teacher is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and resorts to selling methamphetamine to provide for his family when he is dead.

Director: Vince Gilligan
Writers: Vince Gilligan
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul

"Bright Angel" (pdf) (1990)

Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man assists a versatile girl on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.

Director: Michael Fields
Writer: Richard Ford
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Lili Taylor and Sam Shepard

"Brightstar" (pdf) (2009)

The drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25.

Director: Jane Campion
Writers: Jane Campion
Stars: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider

"Brimstone" Pilot (pdf)

A dead cop condemned to Hell makes a deal with the Devil to recover 113 escaped souls, now loose on Earth, and earn a second chance at life on Earth. His first bounty is a deranged priest who sacrifices altar boys in a perverted attempt to prevent the Apocalypse.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Writers: Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (creators)
Stars: Peter Horton, John Glover, Currie Graham

"Broken Embraces" (pdf) (2009)

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar and Blanca Portillo

"Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire: Pilot" (pdf) (2003)

The show focuses on the families of three brothers in fictional Poland, New Hampshire, one the sheriff, one the mayor, and one out of work. Local heroes in their youth, they are now tackling grown-up problems such as the economy, their children's educations, and their families.

Directors: Ron Lagomarsino, Michael Pressman
Writer: David E. Kelley
Stars: Randy Quaid, John Carroll Lynch, Chris Penn

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"Cabaret" (pdf) (1972)
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse
Writers: Joe Masteroff (book), John Van Druten (play)
Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Helmut Griem

"Cabin Fever II: Spring Fever" (pdf) (2009)

A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.

Director: Ti West
Writers: Joshua Malkin (screenplay), Randy Pearlstein (story)
Stars: Michael Bowen, Noah Segan and Rider Strong

"Casino" (pdf) (1995)

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi
Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci.

"Cast Away" (2000)

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: William Broyles Jr.
Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt and Paul Sanchez

"Celeste and Jesse Forever" (pdf) (2012)

A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Writers: Rashida Jones (screenplay), Will McCormack (screenplay)
Stars: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg and Elijah Wood

"Century City: Pilot" (pdf) (2004)

The firm take on a case where a man is caught smuggling his own cells back into the country to attempt to clone himself for a life saving operation. An 80's Boy band are in a feud after one of them refuses the plastic surgery to make him look young again.

Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Ed Zuckerman
Stars: Nestor Carbonell, Viola Davis, Ioan Gruffudd

"Charade" (1963)

Romance and suspense in Paris, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?

Director: Stanley Donen
Writer: Peter Stone
Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Walter Matthau

"Cheers: Father Knows Last" (pdf) (1983)

Carla tries to trick a nerdy M.I.T. professor into believing that he's the father of her baby, so that he will support it.

Director: James Burrows
Writers: Glen Charles and Les Charles (creators)
Stars: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto

"Cheers: Now Pitching Sam Malone" (pdf) (1983)

Sam becomes a commercial spokesperson and becomes romantically involved his agent. But things become complicated when he wants to break off the romance.

Director: James Burrows
Writers: Glen Charles and Les Charles (creators)
Stars: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto

"Chicago Hope: A Day in the Life" (pdf) (1996)

A potentially brain-dead donor comes into the ER. With doctors from all over Chicago waiting, the body is first declared brain-dead, then after a re-examination they find he's only in a coma. The doctors bicker over what to do.

Director: Bill D'Elia
Writers: David E. Kelley (creator), Sara B. Cooper
Stars: Adam Arkin, Christine Lahti, Peter Berg

"Children of Men" (2006)

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton
Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen and Chiwetel Ejiofor

"Chinatown" (1974)

A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.

Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Robert Towne
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston

"Chocolat" (pdf) (2000)

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Writers: Joanne Harris (novel), Robert Nelson Jacobs (screenplay)
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Alfred Molina

"Citizen Kane" (1941)

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles
Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles (original screenplay), and 3 more credits "
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Comingore

"City Hall" (pdf) (1996)

The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Director: Harold Becker
Writers: Ken Lipper, Paul Schrader, and 2 more credits "
Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack and Bridget Fonda

"City Island" (pdf) (2009)

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.

Director: Raymond De Felitta
Writer: Raymond De Felitta
Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies and Steven Strait

"The Client" (pdf) (1994)

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the district attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Writers: John Grisham (novel), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay)
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Renfro

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (pdf) (1977)

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and Teri Garr

"Coal Miner's Daughter" (pdf) (1980)

Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer who went from poverty to fame.

Director: Michael Apted
Writer: Thomas Rickman (screenplay), and 1 more credit "
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones and Levon Helm

"The Cocoanuts" (pdf) (1929)

During the Florida land boom, the Marx brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley
Writers: George S. Kaufman (book), Morrie Ryskind (adapted by)
Stars: The Marx Brothers

"Cloak & Dagger" (pdf) (1984)

A young boy, with a penchant for spy thrillers and video games, finds himself in the middle of real espionage when he's relentlessly pursued by spies after he comes into possession of a video game cartridge containing top-secret government info.

Director: Richard Franklin
Writer: Tom Holland (screenplay)
Stars: Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman and Michael Murphy

"Community: Pilot" (pdf) (2009)

An ex-lawyer is forced to return to community college to get a degree. However, he tries to use the skills he learned as a lawyer to get the answers to all his tests and pick up on a sexy woman in his Spanish class.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writer: Dan Harmon
Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs and Danny Pudi

"The Company Men" (pdf) (2010)

The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

Director: John Wells
Writer: John Wells
Stars: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones

"Coraline" (pdf) (2009)

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick
Writer: Henry Selick
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman

"Crash" (2004)

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis
Writer: Paul Haggis
Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock and Thandie Newton

"Crazy Heart" (pdf) (2009)

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Director: Scott Cooper
Writer: Scott Cooper
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell

"Criminology 101" (pdf) (2003)

Director: Miguel Arteta
Writer: Nell Scovell
Stars: Busy Philipps, Marisa Coughlan, Burt Bulos

"The Croods" (pdf) (2013)

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Directors: Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders
Writers: Chris Sanders (screenplay), Kirk De Micco (screenplay) and John Cleese (story)
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone

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"The DA: The People Vs Sergius Kovinsky" (pilot) (pdf) (2004)

The office of the D.A. is investigated after a Russian mob witness is killed.

Director: Michael M. Robin
Stars: Steven Weber, Bruno Campos, Sarah Paulson

"The Damned United" (pdf) (2009)

A look at Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of Leeds United.

Director: Tom Hooper
Writers: Peter Morgan (screenplay), David Peace (novel)
Stars: Colm Meaney, Henry Goodman and David Roper

"The Dark Knight" (2008)

When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart

"Dave" (1993)

To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Writer: Gary Ross
Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver and Frank Langella

"Dawson's Creek: Dirty Dancing" (pdf) (1998)

It's the night of the school dance. Dawson reveals his feelings for Jen. Joey confronts Dawson's mum with what she has seen. Pacey confronts his teacher over 'that kiss'.

Director: Steve Miner
Writer: Kevin Williamson
Stars: James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson

"Dawson's Creek: Hurricane" (pdf) (1998)

When a major hurricane strikes Capeside, all the principal characters take refuge in the Leery home, including Joey's very pregnant older sister Bessie and her boyfriend, Boie, where Jen's overly religious grandmother does not hide her bigotry towards them.

Director: Lou Antonio
Writers: Dana Baratta, Kevin Williamson (creator)
Stars: James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson

"The Day After" (1983)

A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Writer: Edward Hume
Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams and Steve Guttenberg

"Days of Heaven" (pdf)

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard

"Deadline" Pilot (pdf) (2000)

Oliver Platt plays Wallace Benton, a journalist for a New York tabloid magazine called the NY Ledger.

Director: Don Scardino
Writers: Dick Wolf (story), Dick Wolf & Robert Palm (teleplay),
Stars: Oliver Platt, Damon Gupton and Bebe Neuwirth

"The Debt" (pdf) (2010)

In1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

Director: John Madden
Writers: Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman (screenplay)
Stars: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson

"The Deer Hunter" (pdf) (1978)

An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.

Director: Michael Cimino
Writers: Michael Cimino and Deric Washburn
Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Cazale

"Despicable Me" (pdf) (2010)

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Writers: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio (screenplay)
Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand

"Despicable Me 2" (pdf) (2013)

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Director: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud
Writers: Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
Stars: Steven Carell, Kristin Wiig and Benjamin Bratt

"Dexter: Pilot" (1 Oct. 2006)

Dexter takes part in the investigation of a serial killer who drains his victims of blood. He also kills two criminals, and his romantic relationship may be going to the next level.

Director: Michael Cuesta
Writers: James Manos Jr. (teleplay), Jeff Lindsay (novel)
Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz and Jennifer Carpenter

"Die Hard" (1988)

New York cop John McClane gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.

Director: John McTiernan
Writers: Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia

"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (pdf) (2007)

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

Director: Julian Schnabel
Writers: Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Jean-Dominique Bauby (book)
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner and Marie-Josée Croze

"Django Unchained" (PDF) (2012)

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio

"Dogma" (1999)

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole and re-enter Heaven.

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Linda Fiorentino

"Donnie Brasco" (1997)

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one.

Director: Mike Newell
Writers: Paul Attanasio (screenplay), Joseph D. Pistone & Richard Woodley (book)
Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp and Michael Madsen

"Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman: A Place Called Home" (pdf) (1997)

Dr. Mike struggles with the burden of telling Grace and Robert E. that their adopted son, Anthony, might not survive his mysterious illness.

Director: Chuck Bowman
Writer: Julie Henderson
Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

"Drugstore Cowboy" (pdf) (1989)

A realistic road movie about a drug addict, his 'family', and their inevitable decline into crime.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writers: James Fogle (novel), Gus Van Sant (screenplay)
Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch and James LeGros

"Duel" (pdf) (1971)

A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by a malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Richard Matheson
Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott and Eddie Firestone

"Dune" (pdf) (1984)

In the distant future, a man appears who may be the prophet that a long-suffering galaxy has been waiting for.

Director: David Lynch
k"Writers: Frank Herbert (novel), David Lynch (screenplay)
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen and Francesca Annis

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"Easy A" (pdf) (2010)

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Director: Will Gluck
Writer: Bert V. Royal
Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes and Penn Badgley

"An Education" (pdf) (2009)

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Writers: Nick Hornby (screenplay), Lynn Barber (memoir)
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina

"Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back"

As Luke trains with Master Yoda to become a Jedi Knight, his friends evade the Imperial fleet under the command of Darth Vader who is obsessed with turning Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force.

Director: Irvin Kershner
Writers: Leigh Brackett (screenplay), Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay)
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher

"The English Patient" (pdf) (1996)

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella
Writers: Michael Ondaatje (novel), Anthony Minghella (screenplay)
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Willem Dafoe

"Enough Said" (pdf) (2013)

A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learn he's her new friend's ex-husband.

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Writer: Nicole Holofcener
Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener

"Erin Brockovich" (2000)

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Susannah Grant
Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney and David Brisbin

"E.T. "(pdf) (1982)

A meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Melissa Mathison
Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote

"Everybody Comes to Rick's" (stage play) (pdf)

This is the stage play that "Casablanca" was based on.

Writers: Murray Burnett and Joan Alison

"Evil Under the Sun" (pdf) (1982)

Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Writer: Anthony Shaffer (screenplay), Agatha Christie (book)
Stars: Peter Ustinov, James Mason and Maggie Smith

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"The Faculty" (pdf) (1998)

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writers: David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel
Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall and Laura Harris

"Fallen" (pdf) (1998)

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Writer: Nicholas Kazan
Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman and Donald Sutherland

"Family Law: Echoes" (pdf) (2000)

Director: Martha Mitchell
Writer: Jonathan Estrin
Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Dixie Carter, Julie Warner

"Family Plot" (pdf) (1976)

Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Ernest Lehman (screenplay), Victor Canning (novel)
Stars: Karen Black, Bruce Dern and Barbara Harris

"Fantastic Mr Fox" (pdf) (2009)

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Roald Dahl (novel), Wes Anderson (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray

"Fargo" (1996)

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Director: Joel Coen, and 1 more credit
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand and Steve Buscemi

"F.D.N.Y" (pdf) (2007)

Director: Anthony Drazan
Writer: Anthony Drazan
Stars: William Baldwin, Anne Bedian, David Cubitt

"Field of Dreams" (pdf) (1989)

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Writers: W.P. Kinsella (book), Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay)
Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones and Ray Liotta

"Fight Club" (pdf) (1999)

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that transforms into a violent revolution.

Director: David Fincher
Writers: Chuck Palahniuk (novel), Jim Uhls (screenplay)
Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter

"The Fighter" (pdf) (2010)

A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

Director: David O. Russell
Writers: Scott Silver & Paul Tamasy (screenplay)
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams

"The Four Seasons" (pdf) (1981)

Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.

Director: Alan Alda
Writer: Alan Alda
Stars: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou

"Frequency" (2000)

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Writer: Toby Emmerich
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel and Shawn Doyle

"Fried Green Tomatoes" (pdf) (1991)

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet
Writers: Fannie Flagg (novel), Fannie Flagg (screenplay)
Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary Stuart Masterson

"Friends: The One With The Male Nanny" (pdf) (2002)

Ross and Rachel hire a male nanny.

Director: Kevin Bright
Writers: David Crane (creator), Marta Kauffman (creator)
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

"Fruitvale Station" (pdf) (2013)

The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant lll, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Director: Ryan Coogler
Writer: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz and Octavia Spencer

"The Fugitive" (pdf) (1993)

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.

Director: Andrew Davis
Writers: Jeb Stuart (screenplay), David Twohy (screenplay), and 2 more credits
Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones and Sela Ward

"Funny People" (pdf) (2009)

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Director: Judd Apatow
Writer: Judd Apatow
Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann

"Future Tense: Pilot" (pdf) (2003)

Director: Jean de Segonzac
Stars: Christopher Titus, Naveen Andrews, Nicholas Hammond
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"Galaxy Quest" (1999)

The alumni cast of a cult space TV show have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

Director: Dean Parisot
Writers: David Howard (story), David Howard (screenplay)
Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman

"The Game" (1997)

Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.

Director: David Fincher
Writers: John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris
Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger and Sean Penn

"Gattica" (pdf) (1997)

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law

"The General's Daughter" (pdf) (1999)

When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

Director: Simon West
Writers: Nelson DeMille(novel), Christopher Bertolini (screenplay)
Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe and James Cromwell

"Get Low" (pdf) (2009)

A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.

Director: Aaron Schneider
Writers: Chris Provenzano & C. Gaby Mitchell
Stars: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek

"The Godfather" (pdf) (1972)

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan

"Good Will Hunting" (pdf) (1997)

Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writers: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

"Goodfellas" (pdf) (1990)

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Nicholas Pileggi(book & screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci

"The Grand Tour" (pdf) (1990) (aka "By Dawn's Early Light")

The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a limited nuclear exchange.

Director: Jack Sholder
Writers: William Prochnau (novel), Bruce Gilbert (teleplay)
Stars: Powers Boothe, Rebecca De Mornay and James Earl Jones

"Gravity" (pdf) (2013)

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Writers: Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris

"The Great Gatsby" (pdf) (2013)

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Writers: Baz Luhrmann (screenplay), Craig Pearce (screenplay) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (story)
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton

"The Great Muppet Caper" (pdf) (1981)

Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson
Writers: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Dave Goelz

"Greenberg" (pdf) (2010)

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Writers: Jennifer Jason Leigh & Noah Baumbach (story)
Stars: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Jason Leigh

"Grey's Anatomy: Enough is Enough (No More Tears)" (pdf) (2005)

After a fatal car accident, a man, a woman and their son are patients in the Seattle Grace hospital. The injuries of the mother reveal a family secret. Another patient has swallowed something strange, but refuses to reveal what. On the personnel level, Meredith and Cristina try to get along with the ending of their relationships. While Meredith tries to avoid Shepherd, Cristina and Burke are involved in the same medical cases. George feels uncomfortable still working with Olivia, who wants him to forgive her. Derek also reveals why he left New York.

Director: Peter Horton
Writers: Shonda Rhimes (creator), James D. Parriott
Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh and Katherine Heigl 

"Grey's Anatomy: Who's Zoomin' Who?" (pdf) (2005)

A sexually transmitted disease breaks out and affects several members of the hospital staff. Meanwhile, Webber reluctantly tells Derek about his own medical concerns. Izzie and Cristina worry about a patient's wife and daughter who can't agree on his care. Burke treats his college buddy Bill, whose medical diagnosis raises some questions regarding his wife's actions. And just as Meredith and Derek grow more intimate, a surprise from his past shows up.

Director: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Shonda Rhimes (creator),Gabrielle G. Stanton
Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh and Katherine Heigl

"Grey's Anatomy: Into You Like a Train" (pdf) (2005)

A train wreck brings multiple casualties to Seattle Grace, leaving Meredith hanging for her answer. Meanwhile, Alex finds working without his "mojo" a disheartening experience, and Yang searches high and low for a missing appendage.

Director: Jeff Melman
Writers: Shonda Rhimes (creator), Krista Vernoff
Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh and Katherine Heigl

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"Hack" - Pilot (pdf) (2002)

Olshansky, while driving his taxi, encounters a man from out of town searching for his daughter. As a former (disgraced) police officer he tries to help the man while dealing with his recently broken marriage and lack of income.

Director: Thomas Carter
Writers: David Koepp
Stars: David Morse, George Dzundza, Matthew Borish

"Hollyweird: Pilot" (pdf)

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"The Handler: Street Boss" (Pilot) (pdf) (2003)

FBI agent Joe Renato trains and handles rookie agents who go undercover to solve crimes at all levels of Los Angeles' diverse society, interfacing with government and local law enforcement agencies. They come to him for help with both long-term and quick sting operations.

Director: Mick Jackson
Writer: Chris Haddock
Stars: Joe Pantoliano, Dato Bakhtadze, Anna Belknap

"The Hangover" (pdf) (2009)

A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.

Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Justin Bartha

"Hanna" (pdf) (2011)

A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Director: Joe Wright
Writers: Seth Lochhead & David Farr (screenplay)
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana

"Hannibal" (See also "The Silence of the Lambs", "Manhunter" (pdf), "Red Dragon" (pdf) (2001)

Hannibal Lecter returns to America and attempts to make contact with disgraced Agent Starling and survive a vengeful victim's plan.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Thomas Harris(novel), David Mamet (screenplay), and 1 more credit »
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman

"Harold and Maude" (pdf) (1971)

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Colin Higgins
Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort and Vivian Pickles

"Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince" (pdf) (2009)

As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Director: David Yates
Writers: Steve Kloves(screenplay), J.K. Rowling (novel)
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint

"Heathers" (1988)

A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics.

Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Daniel Waters
Stars: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty

"Hitchcock" (pdf) (2012)

A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.

Director: Sacha Gervasi
Writers: John J. McLaughlin (screenplay), Stephen Rebello (book)
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson

"Homicide: Diener" (pdf) (31 Jan. 1997)

Kellerman assures Lewis that he is seeking some professional advice; he also takes some time off. Lewis is assigned to work with Pembleton and neither is happy with the situation.

Director: Kyle Secor
Writers: Paul Attanasio (creator), Christopher Kyle, Tom Fontana, Julie Martin
Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Reed Diamond

"Homicide: Scene of the Crime" (pdf) (12 Apr. 1996)

Two young black men are found shot to death at a project where Black Muslims have a security contract from HUD.

Director: Kathy Bates
Writers: Paul Attanasio (creator), Anya Epstein, David Simon, Henry Bromell, Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana
Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Reed Diamond

"Homicide: Sins of the Father" (pdf) (9 Jan. 1998)

A white man is found lynched in a historic black section of the city; Falsone and Lewis investigate.

Director: Mary Harron
Writers: Paul Attanasio (creator), David Simon, Julie Martin
Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson

"Homicide: Sniper, Part I" (pdf) (5 Jan. 1996)

This first episode of a two-part story , in which the homicide unit "celebrates" the new year by going after a serial sniper who strikes every eight hours.

Director: Jean de Segonzac
Writers: Paul Attanasio (creator), Jean Gennis, Phyllis Murphy
Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Reed Diamond

"How Do You Know" (pdf) (2010)

After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.

Director: James L. Brooks
Writer: James L. Brooks
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson

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"Idiocracy" (2006)e

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes 500 years in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Director: Mike Judge
Writers: Mike Judge
Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph and Dax Shepard

"I'll Fly Away: Small Wishes" (1993) (pdf)

John Morgan shows his jealous side to Lily's lover Joe Clay. Nathan is arrested on a wrongful drug charge and Forrest wins his murder case of Colonel Landers wrongful death by two Ku Klux clansmen.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Writers: Joshua Brand & John Falsey (creators), Dee Johnson (written by)
Stars: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London

"I'll Fly Away: What's In a Name?" (1993) (pdf)

Since his successful prosecution of the two Ku Klux clansmen for the murder of Colonel Landers Forrest suspects that he himself is being investigated by the F.B.I.

Director: James A. Contner
Writers: Joshua Brand & John Falsey (creators), Marjorie David (written by)
Stars: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London

"The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus" (pdf) (2009)

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Writers: Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole and Heath Ledger

"In Good Company" (pdf) (2004)

A middle-aged ad exec is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age... and who also happens to be sleeping with his daughter.

Director: Paul Weitz
Writer: Paul Weitz
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace and Scarlett Johansson

"Inception" (pdf) (2010)

In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page

"Independence Day" (1996)

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989)

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Jeffrey Boam(screenplay), George Lucas (story)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery and Alison Doody

"The Informant" (pdf) (2009)

The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Scott Z. Burns(screenplay), Kurt Eichenwald (book)
Stars: Matt Damon, Tony Hale and Patton Oswalt

"Inglourious Bastards" (pdf) (2009)

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.

Director: Quentin Tarantino, and 1 more credit
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger and Eli Roth

"The Insider" (pdf) (1999)

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Director: Michael Mann
Writers: Marie Brenner (article), Eric Roth
Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer

"Insomnia" (pdf) (2002)

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Hillary Seitz (screenplay), Nikolaj Frobenius (1997 screenplay)
Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank

"The Invisible Woman" (pdf) (2013)

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Director: Ralph Fiennes
Writers: Abi Morgan (screenplay) and Claire Tomalin (book)
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas

"It's Complicated" (pdf) (2009)

When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship...but the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried.

Director: Nancy Meyers
Writer: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin

"It's Kind of a Funny Story" (pdf) (2010)

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

"Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Writers: Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden (screenplay)
Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts

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"Jack Goes Boating" (pdf)

A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.

Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Writers: Robert Glaudini (screenplay & play)
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan and John Ortiz

"Jane Eyre" (pdf) (2011)

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Fukunaga
Writers: Charlotte Brontë (novel), Moira Buffini (screenplay)
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Jamie Bell

"The Jerk" (1979) (pdf)

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Director: Carl Reiner
Writers: Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb & Michael Elias
Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams

"Jerry Maguire" (1996) (pdf)

When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.

Director: Cameron Crowe
Writer: Cameron Crowe
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger

"Julia" (1977) (pdf)

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writers: Lillian Hellman (based upon the story by), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards

"Juno" (2007)

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Director: Jason Reitman
Writer: Diablo Cody
Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera and Jennifer Garner

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"The Karate Kid" (1983) (pdf)

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

"The Kids are All Right" (pdf) (2010)

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo

"Kill Your Darlings" (pdf) (2013)

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Director: John Krokidas
Writers: Austin Bunn and John Krokidas
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan and Michael C. Hall

"King of the Hill: 24 Hour Propane People" (pdf)

Buck Strickland gets banned from his favorite strip club.

Writers: Mike Judge (creator), Greg Daniels (creator), Aron Abrams & Gregory Thompson
Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

"King of the Hill: Hank's Back" (pdf)

Hank starts taking yoga classes after injuring his back at work; and Peggy bags groceries at a mom-and-pop store that's having a hard time competing against Megalomart.

Director: Robin Brigstocke
Writers: Mike Judge (creator), Greg Daniels (creator), Aron Abrams & Gregory Thompson
Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

"The King's Speech" (pdf) (2010)

The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: David Seidler
Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter

"Klute" (1971) (pdf)

A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Writers: Andy Lewis, David E. Lewis
Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi

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"L.A. Confidential" (1997) (pdf)

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - the straight-laced, the brutal, and the sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Writers: James Ellroy (novel), Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce

"L.A. Law: I'm Ready For My Close-up, Mr. Markowitz" (pdf) (1992)

Mullaney aids fellow lawyer, Alex DePalma, in a class action suit by Honduran banana farmers suing an American chemical company who claim that a company-designed pesticide made them sterile. Meanwhile, Margaret Flanagan (the district attorney who unsuccessfully prosecuted Earl Williams in season 4) confides in Zoey about her troubled past as she begins to confront long-repressed memories of child abuse. Kelsey goes out on a dinner date with Matthew's nanny, Ned, while Markowitz meets a regal actress he admired as a child.

Director: Brad Silberling
Writers: Steven Bochco (creator), Alan Brennert
Stars: Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen and Jill Eikenberry

"L.A. Law: Something Old, Something Nude" (pdf) (1992)

Since the departure of Kuzak, Victor Sifuentes, Abby Perkins, and Jack Sollers from the firm, McKenzie and Brackman are looking for more litigator power. Grace, having suffered from a miscarriage and leaving Victor, returns to the firm and is immediately given a high-profile case with Mullaney in defending Elisa Chandler, a woman charged with murdering her abusive husband. McKenzie tries to adjust himself to the brash new tenant sharing office space, the crude, smart-mouthed, entertainment lawyer Susan Bloom, to boost revenues for the sagging firm. Meanwhile, Becker's secretary, Gwen Taylor, is on jury duty and witnesses Bloom's associate, the crafty Frank Kittridge, go to the limits of ethics to defend his wealthy client from an assault charge. Kelsey and Markowitz struggle to find the right nanny for their son, Matthew, and they hire Ned, a college student just right for the job. Also, Bill Castroverti is hired as a new junior associate.

Director: Rick Wallace
Writers: Steven Brochco (creator), Terry Louise Fisher
Stars: Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen and Jill Eikenberry

The Last Castle (pdf) (2001)

A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

Director: Rod Lurie
Writers: David Scarpa (story and screenplay)
Stars: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo

"The Last Station" (pdf) (2009)

A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.

Director: Michael Hoffman
Writers: Michael Hoffman(screenplay), Jay Parini (novel)
Stars: Helen Mirren, James McAvoy and Christopher Plummer

"The Last Temptation of Christ" (pdf) (1988)

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the temptations that all humans face during their lives, and his final temptation upon the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Nikos Kazantzakis (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay)
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey

"Lawrence of Arabia" (pdf) (1962)

The story of T.E. Lawrence, a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.

Director: David Lean
Writers: T.E. Lawrence (writings), Robert Bolt (screenplay)
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

"Leaving Las Vegas" (pdf) (1995)

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Director: Mike Figgis
Writers: John O'Brien (novel), Mike Figgis (screenplay)
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue and Julian Sands

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" (pdf) (2013)

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood (article)
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and John Cusack

"Lenny" (1974) (pdf)

The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Director: Bob Fosse
Writer: Julian Barry (play)
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner

"Let Me In" (pdf) (2010)

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Director: Matt Reeves
Writers: Matt Reeves & John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay)
Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz and Richard Jenkins

"Liar Liar" (1997) (pdf)

A fast track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after the lawyer turns his son down for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac
Writers: Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur
Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper

"Life Is Beautiful" (1997) (pdf)

A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni
Writers: Vincenzo Cerami (story), Roberto Benigni (story)
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio

"Lincoln" (pdf) (2012)

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Tony Kushner (screenplay), Doris Kearns Goodwin (book) (in part)
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn

"Lone Survivor" (pdf) (2013)

Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission "Operation Red Wings". Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

Director: Peter Berg
Writer: Peter Berg
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster and Eric Bana

"The Long Goodbye" (1972) (pdf)

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Director: Robert Altman
Writers: Leigh Brackett (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (novel)
Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden

"The Lorax" (pdf) (2012)

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Writers: Ken Daurio (screenplay), Dr. Seuss (book)
Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito

"Lost" Bible (pdf)

Guide for writers on the show.

"Lost: Walkabout" (pdf) (2004)

When the survivors run out of food, Locke, Kate, and Michael go out hunting for boar. Michael gets injured, so he and Kate go back. But Locke stays out hunting, and ends up running into the creature living in the jungle.

Director: Jack Bender
Writers: Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams
Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin and Matthew Fox

"Lost: All The Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues" (pdf) (2004)

Jack, Kate, Locke and Boone go after Ethan, Claire and Charlie. They separate, and while Jack and Kate confront Ethan, Locke and Boon find another mystery at the jungle. Flashbacks reveal more about Jack's past with his dad.

Director: Stephen Williama
Writers: Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams
Stars: Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox and Maggie Grace

"Lost: Hearts and Minds" (pdf) (2005)

Boone Carlyle is jealous of Sayid Jarrah, because he becomes close to his half-sister Shannon Rutherford. Boone tells John Locke that he wants to reveal the secret about the hatch in the woods to Shannon. Locke hits Boone, heals his head with a medicine and fastens him with a rope in a tree, living him alone in the forest. Boone's background story reveals his complicated relationship with the irresponsible Shannon, and about why he ventured to Australia to rescue her from a bad relationship, while in the present he tries to save her from the unseen forest creature.

Director: Rod Holcomb
Writers: Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams
Stars: Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox and Maggie Grace

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"Mad Men: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Pilot)" (pdf)

In 1960 New York City - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. Director: Alan Taylor

Writers: Matthew Weiner
Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser

"Made in Dagenham" (pdf) (2010)

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Director: Nigel Cole
Writer: William Ivory
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Andrea Riseborough

"Magnolia" (pdf) (1999)

An epic mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards and Julianne Moore

"The Maltese Falcon" (1941) (pdf)

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston (screenplay), Dashiell Hammett (novel)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Gladys George

"Manhunter" (pdf) (also see "The Silence of the Lambs", "Hannibal", "Red Dragon" (pdf) (1986)

An FBI specialist tracks a serial killer who appears to select his victims at random.

Director: Michael Mann
Writers: Thomas Harris (novel), Michael Mann (screenplay)
Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist and Joan Allen

"Maria Full of Grace" (2004) (pdf)

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Director: Joshua Marston
Writer: Joshua Marston
Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez, Orlando Tobón

"Mars Attacks!" (pdf) (1996)

The Earth is invaded by Martians with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Len Brown and Woody Gelman (trading card series)
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan and Sarah Jessica Parker

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Lou and Edie Story" (6 Oct. 1973) (pdf)

The newsroom rallies around Lou when he tells them about his troubles at home -- he and his wife are seeing a marriage counselor.

Director: Jay Sandrich
Writers: James L. Brooks (creator), Allan Burns (creator), Treva Silverman
Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Valerie Harper

"The Matrix" (pdf) (1999)

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss

"Melvin and Howard" (pdf) (1980)

The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Bo Goldman
Stars: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards and Elizabeth Cheshire

"Memento" (2000)

A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan (short story "Memento Mori"), Christopher Nolan (screenplay)
Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano

"Men in Black" (1997)

A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization that polices extraterrestrial affairs on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Writers: Lowell Cunningham (comic), Ed Solomon (screen story), and 1 more credit
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Linda Fiorentino

"The Men Who Stare At Goats" (pdf) (2009)

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Director: Grant Heslov
Writers: Peter Straughan (screenplay), Jon Ronson (book)
Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney and Kevin Spacey

"Michael Clayton" (pdf) (2007)

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Director: Tony Gilroy
Writer: Tony Gilroy
Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson

"Middle of Nowhere" (pdf) (2012)

When her husband is sentenced to 8 years in prison, Rudy drops out of med school in order to focus on her husband's well being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.

Director: Ava DuVernay
Writer: Ava DuVernay
Stars: Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo and Lorraine Toussaint

"Midnight in Paris" (pdf) (2011)

A family travel to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple who are forced to confront their differing views of a perfect life.

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates

"Milk" (2008)

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Dustin Lance Black
Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emile Hirsch

"Missing" (1982) (pdf)

When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Writers: Costa-Gavras (screenplay), Donald Stewart (screenplay)
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron

"Modern Family: Pilot" (pdf) (2009)

Jay recently married Gloria. Now Jay is trying hard to keep up with his much younger and hotter Colombian wife, along with her passionate pre-teen son, Manny. Claire is having a hard time raising her own family. Her husband Phil is great, except that he thinks he's "down" with their three kids, much to all their embarrassment. And, Mitchell and his enthusiastic partner Cameron have just made a major life change by adopting a Vietnamese baby named Lily.

Director: Jason Winer
Writers: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd
Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara and Julie Bowen

"Monster" (pdf) (2003)

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins
Writer: Patty Jenkins
Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci and Bruce Dern

"Monsters University" (pdf) (2013)

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

Director: Dan Scanlon
Writers: Dan Scanlon, Daniel Gerson and Robert L. Baird
Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi

"Moon" (pdf) (2009)

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.

Director: Duncan Jones
Writers: Duncan Jones (story), Nathan Parker
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey and Dominique McElligott

"Moonrise Kingdom" (pdf) (2012)

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them.

Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward and Bruce Willis

"Moonstruck" (pdf) (1987)

Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry (the best friend of her late husband who died seven years previously).

Director: Norman Jewison
Writer: John Patrick Shanley
Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis

"Mother and Child" (pdf) (2009)

A drama centered around three women: A 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago, and an African American woman looking to adopt a child of her own.

Director: Rodrigo García
Writer: Rodrigo García
Stars: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening and Kerry Washington

"Moulin Rouge" (pdf) (2001)

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

Director: Baz Luhrmann
Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and John Leguizamo

"Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995) (pdf)

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

Director: Stephen Herek
Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas

"Mrs. Winterbourne" (pdf) (1996)

Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin
Writers: Cornell Woolrich (novel), Phoef Sutton (screenplay)
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake and Brendan Fraser

"Mud" (pdf) (2012)

Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

Director: Jeff Nichols
Writer: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland

Murder One: Chapter Five" (pdf)

Director: Nancy Savoca
Writers: Steven Bochco (creator), Charles H. Eglee (creator), Channing Gibson, Charles Holland
Stars: Daniel Benzali, Mary McCormack, Michael Hayden
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"The Naked Gun 2-1/2: The Smell of Fear" (1991) (pdf)

Lieutenant Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

Director: David Zucker
Writers: Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, Pat Proft
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy

"The Naked Gun 33-1/3: The Final Insult" (pdf)

Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

Director: Peter Segal
Writers: Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, Robert Locash, Pat Proft
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy

"Naked Hotel: Pilot" (pdf)

Director: Phil Joanou
Writer: Armyan Bernstein
Stars: John Corbett, Laura Jordan, Michael Rispoli

"Nebraska" (pdf) (2013)

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Director: Alexander Payne
Writer: Bob Nelson
Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb

"The New World" (pdf) (2005)

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher and Christopher Plummer

"Nine" (pdf) (2009)

Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

Director: Rob Marshall
Writers: Michael Tolkin, Anthony Minghella
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard and Penélope Cruz

"Nine to Five" (pdf)

Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Director: Colin Higgins
Writers: Patricia Resnick, Colin Higgins
Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

"No Country for Old Men" (pdf) (2007)

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel & Ethan Coen (screenplay)
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin

"No Place Like Home" (1995) (pdf)

Director: Scott Winant
Writer: Christopher Keyser & Amy Lippman
Stars: Blake Bashoff, Rebecca De Mornay, Ray Galletti

"North by Northwest" (1959) (pdf)

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Ernest Lehman
Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

"Northern Exposure: Horns" (1995) (pdf)

Cicely's new bottled water alters gender behavior and causes women to display an overactive sex drive.

Director: Michael Fresco
Writers: Joshua Brand (creator), John Falsey (creator), Jeff Melvoin
Stars: Rob Morrow, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner

"Nowhere Boy" (pdf) (2009)

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Writer: Matt Greenhalgh (screenplay)
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff

"Notting Hill" (pdf) (1999)

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Director: Roger Michell
Writer: Richard Curtis
Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts and Richard McCabe

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"Ocean's Eleven" (pdf) (2001)

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell (1960 story), Ted Griffin (screenplay)
"Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts

"The Odd Couple II" (1998) (pdf)

Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.

Director: Howard Deutch
Writer: Neil Simon
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Richard Riehle

"Oldboy" (pdf) (2003)

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.

Director: Chan-wook Park
Writers: Garon Tsuchiya (story), Nobuaki Minegishi (comic)
Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu and Hye-jeong Kang

"On Golden Pond" (1981) (pdf)

The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell
Writer: Ernest Thompson (screenplay)
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda

"One Chance" (pdf) (2013)

The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for -- and ultimately winning -- "Britain's Got Talent".

Director: David Frankel
Writer: Justin Zackham (screenplay)
Stars: James Corden, Mackenzie Crook and Julie Walters

"Ordinary People" (1980) (pdf)

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford
Writers: Judith Guest (novel), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch

"Out of Africa" (pdf) (1985)

In 20th century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-sprited big-game hunter.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Writers: Kurt Luedtke (screenplay)
Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer

"Out of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Elmore Leonard (novel), Scott Frank (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Ving Rhames

"Over There: Embedded" (pdf) (24 Aug 2005)

Smoke becomes the focus of a military investigation after a war correspondent videotapes an Iraqi child and his mother being gunned down; Smoke's mother suffers a stroke; Bo gets a prosthetic leg.

Director: Nelson McCormick
Writers: Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo (creators)
Stars: Josh Henderson, Luke Macfarlane and Erik Palladino

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"Paper Moon" (pdf) (1973)

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Writers: Alvin Sargent (screenplay), based on the novel "Addie Pray" by Joe David Brown
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal and Madeline Kahn

"Para Norman" (pdf) (2012)

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Writer: Chris Butler
Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick and Christopher Mintz-Plasse

"Pariah" (pdf) (2011)

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees
Writer: Dee Rees
Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans and Aasha Davis

"The Partners" (2003) (pdf)

A one-hour, action-drama about two female cops who can't stand the sight of each other.

Director: Marc Buckland
Writer: Kerry Ehrin
Stars: Liz Vassey, Mary Catherine Garrison, Rick Hoffman

"The Past" (pdf) (2013)

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Writers: Asghar Farhadi and Massoumeh Lahidji (adaptation)
Stars: Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mosaffa

"Patton"  (pdf) (1970)

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North
Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young

"The Pelican Brief" (pdf) (1993)

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Writers: John Grisham (book), Alan J. Pakula (screenplay)
Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington and Sam Shepard

"Perks of Being a Wallflower" (pdf) (2012)

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky
Writers: Stephen Chbosky (novel and screenplay)
Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller

"Philadelphia" (1993) (pdf)

When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Ron Nyswaner
Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell

"The Place Beyond the Pines" (pdf) (2012)

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance
Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes

"Please Give" (pdf) (2010)

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in apartment the couple owns.

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Writer: Nicole Holofcener
Stars: Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall

"Precious" (pdf) (2009)

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay), Sapphire (novel)
Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique and Paula Patton

"Prêt à Porter" (pdf) (1994)

A fashion show in Paris draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Lots of unconnected stories which all revolve around this show, and an all-star cast.

Director: Robert Altman
Writers: Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser
Stars: Sophia Loren, Julia Roberts, Marcello Mastroianni

"The Princess Bride" (1987)

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

Director: Rob Reiner
Writers: William Goldman
Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Robin Wright

"Prisoners" (pdf) (2013)

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer: Aaron Guzikowski
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis

"Profiler: Second Best" (pdf) (22 Nov. 1997)

When a hospital is the target of a bombing attack, the VCTF is called in to investigate. They are dealing with a highly skilled explosives expert who obviously has an agenda in mind...

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Writers: Cynthia Saunders (creator), Charles Holland
Stars: Ally Walker, Robert Davi and Julian McMahon

"Public Enemies" (2009)

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Director: Michael Mann
Writers: Ronan Bennett & Michael Mann
Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp and James Russo

"Pulp Fiction" (pdf) (1994)

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson

"Punch-Drunk Love" (pdf) (2002)

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged into a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman

"Pushing Daisies: Pie-lette" (Pilot) (2007)

Ned uses his unique powers to bring his childhood crush, Chuck, back to life and solve her murder. But he is also forced to keep his distance from her, because if he touches her, she will be dead forever.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Writer: Bryan Fuller
Stars: Lee Pace, Anna Friel and Chi McBride

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"Quills" (2000)

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Director: Philip Kaufman
Writer: Doug Wright
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet and Joaquin Phoenix

"Quiz Show" (pdf) (1994)

Dick Goodwin discovers game shows are fixed: pretty boy WASP Charles Van Doren is fed answers so he beats geeky Jew Herbie Stempel.

Director: Robert Redford
Writers: Paul Attanasio (screenplay), Richard N. Goodwin (book)
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro and Rob Morrow

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"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (pdf) (1981)

Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Director:Steven Spielberg
Writers: Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay), George Lucas (story)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Paul Freeman

"Ratatouille" (pdf) (2007)

Remy is a young rat in the French countryside who arrives in Paris, only to find out that his cooking idol is dead. When he makes an unusual alliance with a restaurant's new garbage boy, the culinary and personal adventures begin despite Remy's family's skepticism and the rat-hating world of humans.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Writers: Brad Bird (screenwriter), Jan Pinkava (original story)
Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano and Patton Oswalt

"Red Dragon" (pdf) (also see "The Silence of the Lambs", "Hannibal", "Manhunter") (2002)

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner
Writers: Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton and Ralph Fiennes

"Red-Eye" (pdf) (2005)

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

Director: Wes Craven
Writers Carl Ellsworth
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy and Brian Cox

"Requiem for a Dream" (2000)

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island individuals are shattered when their addictions become stronger.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writers: Hubert Selby Jr.
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly

"Rio Bravo" (pdf) (1959)

A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

Director: Howard Hawks
Writers: Jules Furthman and Leigh Brackett
Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson

"The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer" (pdf) (1970)

Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place.

Director: Kevin Billington
Writers: Peter Cook and John Cleese
Stars: Peter Cook, Denhom Elliott and Ronald Fraser

"The Road" (pdf) (2009)

A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

Director: John Hillcoat
Writers: Cormac McCarthy (novel), Joe Penhall (screenplay)
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron and Kodi Smit-McPhee

"Roc: Pilot" (pdf) (25 Aug. 1991)

Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids.

Writer: Stan Daniels
Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Ella Joyce and Rocky Carroll

"Rocky V" (pdf) (1990)

Reluctantly retired from boxing and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire and Burt Young

"Romancing the Stone" (1984) (pdf)

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Diane Thomas
Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

"Ronin" (1998) (pdf)

A freelancing former US intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Writers: J.D. Zeik (story), David Mamet (screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone

"Rush" (pdf) (2013)

A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Peter Morgan (screenplay)
Stars: Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde

"Rushmore" (pdf) (1998)

The king of Rushmore prep school is put on academic probation.

Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson
Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Olivia Williams

"The Russell Girl" (pdf) (2008)

Sarah Russell, a 23-year-old aspiring medical school student, visits her family to share some important news but instead finds herself confronting a difficult period from her past.

Director: Jeff Bleckner
Writer: Jill E. Blotevogel
Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Ehle and Henry Czerny

"Rust and Bone" (pdf) (2012)

Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Director: Jacques Audiard
Writers: Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain (screenplay)
Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure

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"Salvador" (1986)

A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. Meanwhile he has to find a way of protecting his Salvadorean girlfriend and getting her out of the country.

Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Oliver Stone, Rick Boyle
Stars: James Woods, James Belushi and Michael Murphy

"Same Time, Next Year" (1978)

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Writer: Bernard Slade
Stars: Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn and Ivan Bonar

"Savages" (pdf) (2012)

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Shane Salerno and Don Winslow (screenplay)
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively

"Scarface" (pdf) (1983)

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oliver Stone
Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer

"Schindler's List" (1993)

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Thomas Keneally (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley

"Scream" (pdf) (1996)

A killer known as "ghost face" begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Kevin Williamson
Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette

"Sea of Love" (pdf) (1989)

A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

Director: Harold Becker
Writer: Richard Price
Stars: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin and John Goodman

"A Serious Man" (pdf) (2009)

A black comedy drama centered on Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel through multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking for meaning and answers he seems to stay stalled.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind and Sari Lennick

"The Sessions" (pdf) (2012)

A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Director: Ben Lewin
Writer: Ben Lewin (screenplay)
Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy

"Se7en" (1995)

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

Director: David Fincher
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey

"Sex and the City: Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women" (pdf) (26 Sept. 1999)

The girls wrestle with the possible threat of twenties-girls when they are invited to a beach party in the Hamptons.

Director:Darren Star
Writers: Candace Bushnell (book), Darren Star (creator)
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis

"Sex and the City: Ex and the City" (pdf) (3 Oct. 1999)

Three of the girls deal with loved ones from their past.

Director: Michael Patrick King
Writers: Candace Bushnell (book), Darren Star (creator)
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall

"Shakespeare in Love" (1998)

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden
Writers: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes and Geoffrey Rush

"Shanghai Triad" (pdf) (1995)

A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.

Director: Yimou Zhang
Writers: Bi Feiyu, Li Xiao (novel)
Stars: Li Gong, Baotian Li and Wang Xiaoxiao

"The Shield: Pilot" (pdf) (2002)

While Dutch and Claudette investigate the murder of Nancy Reborg, they discover that her daughter is missing and has been sold by her addict father to a child molester... See full summary »

Director: Clark Johnson
Writers: Shawn Ryan (creator), Shawn Ryan
Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent and Reed Diamond

"Shoot the Moon" (pdf) (1982)

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them.

Director: Alan Parker
Writer: Bo Goldman
Stars: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton and Karen Allen

"Shrek" (pdf) (2001)

An ogre, in order to regain his swamp, travels along with an annoying donkey in order to bring a princess to a scheming lord, wishing himself King.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Writers: William Steig (book), Ted Elliott (screenplay), and 6 more credits »
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz

"Sideways" (pdf) (2004)

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Director: Alexander Payne
Writers: Rex Pickett (novel), Alexander Payne (screenplay)
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen

"The Silence of the Lambs" (also see "Hannibal", "Red Dragon" (pdf), "Manhunter" (pdf) (1991)

A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writers: Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Lawrence A. Bonney

"Silver Streak" (pdf) (1976)

On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Writer: Colin Higgins
Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor and Jill Clayburgh

"The Simpsons: Brake My Wife, Please" (pdf) (11 May 2003)

Because of Homer losing his driver's license, Marge has to drive everyone everywhere, which is so stressful for her that she accidentally runs over Homer leading to the two seeing a marriage counselor.

Director: Pete Michels
Writers: Matt Groening (creator), James L. Brooks (developed by)
Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner and Nancy Cartwright

"A Single Man" (pdf) (2009)

A story that centers on an English professor who, one year after the sudden death of his partner, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford
Writers: Christopher Isherwood (novel), Tom Ford (screenplay)
Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode

"A Simple Plan" (pdf) (1998)

When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

Director: Sam Raimi
Writers: Scott B. Smith (novel), Scott B. Smith (screenplay)
Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton and Bridget Fonda

"Sisters: Pilot" (1991) (pdf)

Winekta, Illinois. One year after the death of their father from a long battle with cancer, the four very different sisters of the Reed family try to put aside their personal differences and help their widowed, alcoholic mother, Beatrice, sell her house. Alex, the eldest of the sisters, is a wealthy and snobbish, WASP wife of Wade Halsey, a plastic surgeon, with a teenage daughter, Reed, and is too self-involved with her perfect life to notice anything else, until she's forced to bail out her own mother from jail when she's arrested for drunk driving. Georgie is a real estate agent who takes over as the matriarch of the family to support it and her two sons, Trevor and Evan, when her flaky, unemployed husband, John Whitsig, confides himself to their house and singing karaoke in his bathrobe after suffering a nervous breakdown since losing his job. Teddy, the second oldest of the sisters, is a free-spirited drifter and artist who arrives in town after years of living on the road with her teenage daughter Cat and tries to win back her ex-husband Mitch Margolis, a fish store owner, whom is now romantically involved with the youngest sister Frankie, an ambitious marketing analyst living in nearby Chicago.

Director: Robert Butler
Writers: Ron Cowen (creator), Daniel Lipman (creator)
Stars: Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Julianne Phillips

"Sisters: A House Divided" (1995) (pdf)

Description: Roxie's father decides to move to St. Louis and take Roxie; John concludes that his marriage can't be saved and serves Georgie divorce papers; Teddy learns Cat's new boyfriend is a 40-year-old married professor, that she used to date.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Writers: Ron Cowen (creator), Daniel Lipman (creator), Lindsay Harrison
Stars: Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Julianne Phillips

"Six Feet Under: Pilot" (2001)

On Christmas Eve, 2000, funeral-director Nathaniel Samuel Fisher is involved in a hearse-accident with a bus and is killed. Ruth Fisher has a hard time coping, so can't bring herself to identify her husband's body at the morgue. David, the secretly gay younger son who remained at home to help with the family business, feels nothing but dismay at the prospect of now continuing his hated job for good, and focuses on keeping everything in order for the newest funeral. Claire Fisher gets the news just after smoking crystal at a party, and is forced to hide it.

Director: Alan Ball
Writers: Alan Ball
Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall and Frances Conroy

"Six Feet Under: An Open Book" (2001)

Nate finally gets to meet some of Brenda's family. he's invited to dinner but gets there to find that he is the only guest. He learns a lot about Brenda and gains some insight into her history and background. He also gets to meet her brother Billy who has moved in with her for a while. Dave is pleased when his Minister asks him to become a Deacon at the church, a post his father occupied prior to his death. His refusal to reveal that he is gay leads to a break-up with Keith however.

Director: Kathy Bates
Writer: Alan Ball
Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall and Frances Conroy

"The Sixth Sense" (1999)

A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment and Toni Collette

"Skin: Pilot" (pdf) (2003)

Two mismatched teens fall in love with each other despite the family feud between their fathers, one a pornographer, the other a district attorney, trying to bring each other down.

Writer: Jim Leonard
Stars: Ron Silver, Kevin Anderson, Rachel Ticotin

"Sleepless in Seattle" (1993)

A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Director: Nora Ephron
Writers: Jeff Arch (story), Nora Ephron (screenplay), and 2 more credits »
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and Ross Malinger

"Slingblade" (pdf) (1996)

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Writers: Billy Bob Thornton
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam and "J.T. Walsh

"Smashed" (pdf) (2012)

A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober.

Director: James Ponsoldt
Writers: James Ponsoldt, Susan Burke
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer

"Smell the Coffee" (2010)

A college professor gets a push from a 'guardian angel' to reconnect with an old high-school crush.

Director: Armando Fente
Writers: Armando Fente, Robert Fente
Stars: José Zúñiga, Robert Fente and Amy Heidt

"Snow White and the Hunstman" (pdf) (2012)

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders
Writers: Evan Daugherty and John Lee Hancock (screenplay)
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron

"The Social Network (pdf) (2010)

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher
Writers: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book)
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake

"Solaris" (pdf) (2002)

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Stanislaw Lem (novel), Steven Soderbergh (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone and Ulrich Tukur

"Something Wicked This Way Comes" (1983) (pdf)

In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.

Director: Jack Clayton
Writer: Ray Bradbury (screenplay)
Stars: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd

"Somewhere" (pdf) (2010)

An aimless Hollywood actor reexamines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Writer: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning and Chris Pontius

"Somewhere in Time" (1980)

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Writer: Richard Matheson
Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer

"South Central: Date" (pdf) (1994)

In the hopes of having the house to herself for a date, Joan sends Deion to Disneyland with Sweets. She also pushes Tasha to go to a teen social night with Andre.

Director: W.E. Baker
Writers: Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Michael J. Weithorn (creator)
Stars: Tina Lifford, Larenz Tate, Tasha Scott

"The Spectacular Now" (pdf) (2013)

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

Director: James Ponsoldt
Writers: Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay), Tim Tharp (novel)
Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Kyle Chandler

"Speed" (pdf) (1994)

A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont
Writer: Graham Yost
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock

"Sphere" (1998)

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson
Writers: Michael Crichton (novel), Kurt Wimmer (Screenplay)
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel L. Jackson

"Spider-Man" (2002)

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi
Writers: Stan Lee (Marvel comic book), Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book), and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Willem Dafoe

"Splitsville" (2003) (pdf)

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Kate Beahan, Lynn Collins, Christopher Gartin

"Spring Breakers" (pdf) (2013)

Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.

Director: Harmony Korine
Writers: Harmony Korine
Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson

"Star Trek" (pdf) (2009)

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams
Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg

"Star Wars" (1977)

Luke Skywalker, a spirited farm boy, joins rebel forces to save Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader, and the galaxy from the Empire's planet-destroying Death Star.

Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher

"State and Main" (2000)

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.

Director: David Mamet
Writer: David Mamet
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy and Rebecca Pidgeon

"Stick It" (2006) (pdf)

After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.

Writer: Jessica Bendinger
Director: Jessica Bendinger
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregry, Vanessa Lengies, Nikki SooHoo

"Still Life: Pilot" (pdf)

Jake Morgan is murdered on his first day as a cop. A year later, we return to his family and discover how each family member is reacting and recovering from their loss, with Jake as our narrator.

Writer: Kip Koenig
Stars: Jensen Ackles, Morena Baccarin, David Keith

"The Sting" (1973)

In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.

Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: David S. Ward
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw

"The Sting II" (1983) (pdf)

Lonnegan is planning to get back at Gondorff and Hooker for bilking him out of half a million. At the same time Gondorff and Hooker are planning their next caper. And their mark is a man named Macalinski, who makes Lonnegan look like a pussycat. There con is boxing match and Hooker is the fighter whom they have to make look good but Macalinski needs some convincing, and Hooker is a little rusty.

Director: Jeremy Kagan
Writer: David S. Ward
Stars: Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis, Teri Garr

"Stone" (pdf) (2010)

A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman's path.

Director: John Curran
Writer: Angus MacLachlan
Stars: Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich and Robert De Niro

"The Stranger" (1946) (pdf)

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles
Writers: Anthony Veiller (screenplay), Victor Trivas (adaptation), Decla Dunning
Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young

"The Street Lawyer: Pilot" (2003) (pdf)

Based on John Grisham's book about an attorney who leaves his high-priced firm to work for the less fortunate.

Director: Paris Barclay
Writer: John Grisham (characters), David Levien & Brian Koppelman
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Mario Van Peebles, KaDee Strickland

"Supernatural: Pilot" (pdf) (Aired Sept. 13, 2005)

After two years, Sam Winchester is suddenly visited by his big brother Dean, who insists he helps look for their father John who disappeared on his latest 'hunt' for poltergeists- he accepts only if back in time for a crucial interview.

Director: David Nutter
Writers: Eric Kripke
Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Sarah Shahi

"Supernatural: Asylum" (pdf) (2005)

Sam and Dean investigate an abandoned sanitarium and discover that when the hospital was open, the patients held a revolt against the cruel and unusual experimental treatments carried out by the head doctor. Now the ghosts roam the halls, driving anyone who spends the night insane. While trying to rescue two lost teenagers, Sam is captured and turns against Dean.

Director: Guy Bee
Writer: Richard Hatem
Stars: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

"The Sweet Hereafter" (1997)

This film documents the effects of a tragic bus accident on the population of a small town.

Director: Atom Egoyan
Writers: Russell Banks (novel), Atom Egoyan (screenplay)
Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley and Caerthan Banks

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"The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Europe to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

Director: Anthony Minghella
Writers: Patricia Highsmith (novel), Anthony Minghella (screenplay)
Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law

"Tarzan" - Pilot" (2003) (pdf)

This thrilling contemporary take transforms the classic Tarzan tale into a rapid-fire adventure, an intriguing mystery and, most of all, a fiery love story. Strong-willed NYPD detective Jane Porter's perfectly ordered life turns upside down when a routine case unexpectedly leads her to primal and passionate Tarzan, now loose in the urban jungles of New York City. After plucking the mysterious feral man from his wild home, Tarzan's billionaire uncle, the CEO of powerful Greystoke Industries, stops at nothing to 'civilize' Tarzan in his own image. And, inexorably attracted to Tarzan's dangerous yet profoundly innocent nature, Jane wrestles with reason and instinct, civilization and savagery, her heart and her head.

Director: David Nutter
Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters), Eric Kripke, Michael Colleary & Mike Werb (developers), Michael Colleary, Eric Kripke Mike Werb (story)
Stars: Travis Fimmel, Sarah Wayne Callies, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.


"Ted" (pdf) (2012)

As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Writers: Seth MacFarlane (story and screenplay)
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane

"Tender Mercies" (pdf) (1983)

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Writer: Horton Foote
Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper and Betty Buckley

"Terminator" (pdf) (1984)

A cyborg is sent back in time by the sinister computer network Skynet to murder a woman who will one day give birth to the leader of the militia destined to end the coming robo-apocalypse.

Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn

"Terms of Endearment" (1983) (pdf)

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.

Director: James L. Brooks
Writers: Larry McMurtry (based on the novel by), James L. Brooks (screenplay)
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

"Thaw" (pdf) (2009)

A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.

Director: Mark A. Lewis
Writers: Mark A. Lewis and Michael Lewis
Stars: Val Kilmer, Alexandra Staseson and Brad Dryborough

"Thelma and Louise" (pdf) (1991)

An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Callie Khouri
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Harvey Keitel

"There Will Be Blood" (pdf) (2007)

A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay), Upton Sinclair (novel)
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano and Ciarán Hinds

"There's Something About Mary" (1998)

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Writers: Ed Decter & John J. Strauss (story)
Stars: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz and Matt Dillon

"The Thin Man" (pdf) (1934)

Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Writers: Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich
Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy and Maureen O'Sullivan

"This is 40" (pdf) (2012)

A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of "Knocked Up."

Director: Judd Apatow
Writer: Judd Apatow
Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Jason Segel

"Threat Matrix: Pilot" (2003) (pdf)

Special Agent John Kilmer leads an elite team on missions to eliminate terrorists and other threats as part of USA's Homeland Security force.

Director: Charles Haid
Writers: Daniel Voll (creator), Daniel Voll
Stars: James Denton, Kelly Rutherford, Will Lyman

"Three Days of the Condor" (pdf) (1975)

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Writers: James Grady (novel), Lorenzo Semple, Jr. (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway and Cliff Robertson

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (pdf) (2011)

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6.

Director: Tomas Alfredson
Writers: Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan (screenplay)
Stars: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy

"Titanic" (pdf) (1997)

A boy and a girl from differing social backgrounds meet during the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.

Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane

"Toy Story" (1995)

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter
Writers: John Lasseter & Pete Docter (original story)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Don Rickles

"Toy Story 2" (pdf) (1999)

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.

Directors: John Lasseter and Ash Brannon
Writers: John Lasseter and Pete Docter
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack

"Toy Story 3" (pdf) (2010)

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Director: Lee Unkrich
Writers: John Lasseter & Andrew Stanton(story)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack

"Traffic" (2000)

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is an addict.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Simon Moore (miniseries Traffik), Stephen Gaghan (screenplay)
Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro and Catherine Zeta-Jones

"Trash: Pilot" (2003) (pdf)

Director: Michael Lehmann
Writers: Chris Thompson (creator), Chris Thompson
Stars: Mike Erwin, Richard Burgi, Lisa Blount

"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) (pdf)

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston (screenplay), B. Traven (based on the novel by)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt

"Tremors" (pdf) (1990)

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood
Writers: S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddockd
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward and Finn Carter

"True Detective: Pilot" (pdf) (2014)

In 2012, former detective partners, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart recap one of their very first cases together involving a serial killer, back in 1995.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Writers: Nic Pizzolatto
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan

"True Grit" (2010) (pdf)

A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay)
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld

"The Truman Show" (pdf) (1998)

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.

Director: Peter Weir
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris and Laura Linney

"Twelve Monkeys" (1995)

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Writers: Chris Marker (film La Jetée), David Webb Peoples (screenplay)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt

-- U --

"Up Close and Personal" (pdf) (1996)

An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in TV journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.

Director: Jon Avnet
Writers: Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne
Stars: Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer and Stockard Channing

"The Usual Suspects" (1995)

A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.

Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne and Chazz Palminteri

-- V --

"Veep: Pilot" (pdf) (2012)

Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff - chief of staff Amy, spokesperson Mike, right-hand man Gary, and executive assistant Sue - are still finding their footing in Washington D.C. Selina decides to make the Clean Jobs Commission a pet project, but a series of missteps requires her staff to work damage control.

Director: Armando Iannucci
Writers: Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci
Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

-- W --

"Wadjda" (pdf) (2013)

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Directors: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah and Abdullrahman Al Gohani

"Warrior" (pdf) (2011)

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.

Director: Gavin O'Connor
Writers: Gavin O'Connor & Anthony Tambakis (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte and Joel Edgerton

"Watchmen" (pdf) (1989)

Not the 2009 film-- this is an early, unproduced script.

Writer: Charles McKeuen

"The Watermelon Woman" (pdf) (1996)

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the Watermelon Woman. Following various leads, Cheryl discovers the Watermelon Woman's stage name and real name and surmises that the actress had a long affair with Martha Page, a White woman and one of Hollywood's few female directors. As she's discovering these things, Cheryl becomes involved with Diana, who's also White. The affair strains Cheryl's friendship with Tamara. More discoveries bring Cheryl (and us, her audience) to new realizations.

Director: Cheryl Dunye
Writer: Cheryl Dunye
Stars: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker

"The Way Way Back" (pdf) (2013)

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Director: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Writers: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Allison Janney

"We Need to Talk About Kevin" (pdf) (2011)

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Writers: Lynne Ramsay & Rory Kinnear (screenplay)
Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller

"The Wedding Singer" (pdf) (1998)

Robbie, the singer and Julia, the waitress are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Director: Frank Coraci
Writer: Tim Herlihy
Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

"The White Ribbon" (pdf) (2009)

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

Director: Michael Haneke
Writers: Michael Haneke (screenplay and story)
Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi and Leonie Benesch

"Where The Wild Things Are" (pdf) (2009)

An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.

Director: Spike Jonze
Writers: Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers (screenplay)
Stars: Max Records, Catherine O'Hara and Forest Whitaker

"Wild Things" (1998)

A high school guidance counselor is framed for raping two of his students...or is he?

Director: John McNaughton
Writer: Stephen Peters
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon and Neve Campbell

"Winter's Bone" (pdf) (2010)

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Director: Debra Granik
Writers: Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini (screenplay)
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt

"Witness" (pdf) (1985)

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Director: Peter Weir
Writers: William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace
Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas

"Witness For The Prosecution" (pdf) (1957)

Agatha Christie tale of a man on trial for murder: a trial featuring surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Agatha Christie (play), Billy Wilder (screenplay)
Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton

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"The X-Files: Apocrypha" (pdf) (16 Feb. 1996)

With Assistant Director Skinner in the hospital recovering from his gunshot wounds, Scully and Mulder pursue various leads...

Director: Kim Manners
Writers: Chris Carter (creator), Frank Spotnitz
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and John Neville

"X Files: 731" (pdf) (1 Dec. 1995)

Now aboard the mysterious train, Mulder locates the car containing the scientific equipment and what appears to be the autopsy room he saw in the video he purchased.

Director: Rob Bowman
Writers: Chris Carter (creator), Frank Spotnitz
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Stephen McHattie

"X Files: DPO" (pdf) (6 Oct. 1995)

A local teen discovers he has gained great electrical powers after surviving being struck by lightning.

Director: Kim Manners
Writers: Chris Carter (creator), Howard Gordon
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Giovanni Ribisi

"X Files: Hell Money" (pdf) (29 March 1996)

Scully and Mulder investigate the murder of someone who was burned alive in a funeral parlor crematorium.

Director: Tucker Gates
Writers: Chris Carter (creator), Jeff Vlaming
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, BD Wong

"X Files: Mind's Eye" (pdf) (19 April 1998)

Mulder and Scully assist local police when they suspect woman they arrested at a murder scene, Marty Glenn, is the murderer. The problem is that the woman is blind.

Director: Kim Manners
Writers: Chris Carter (creator), Tim Minear
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Lili Taylor

"X Files: Sanguinarium" (pdf) (10 Nov. 1996)

Scully and Mulder investigate a particularly gruesome murder at a hospital where a cosmetic surgery patient is butchered by the attending physician.

Director: Kim Manners
Writers: Chris Carter (creator), Valerie Mayhew, Vivian Mayhew
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Andrew Airlie

"X Files: Syzygy" (pdf)

Scully and Mulder investigate a series deaths all involving boys from the same high school.

Director: Rob Bowman
Writers: Chris Carter (creator), Chris Carter
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

"X-Files: 2shy" (pdf)

Shy, overweight women are being pursued online by a suitor who courts them with Italian poetry. The women are being found dead, their corpses stripped of flesh.

Director: David Nutter
Writers: Chris Carter (creator), Jeff Vlaming
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Timothy Carhart

"You Came Along" (pdf) (1945)

War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss.

Director: John Farrow
Writers: Robert Smith and Ayn Rand
Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott and Don DeFore

"You've Got Mail" (1998)

Two business rivals hate each other at the office but fall in love over the internet.

Director: Nora Ephron
Writers: Miklós László (play), Nora Ephron (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and Greg Kinnear

"Young Frankenstein" (pdf) (1974)

Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments.

Director: Mel Brooks
Writers: Gene Wilder (screen story and screenplay), Mel Brooks (screen story and screenplay), 1 more credit »
Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

"Young Victoria" (pdf) (2009)

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Writer: Julian Fellowes
Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend and Paul Bettany