- Synopsis: A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.
- Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
- Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, and Danny Huston
- Synopsis: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
- Director: Terry Zwigoff
- Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Lauren Graham, and Bernie Mac
- Synopsis: In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.
- Director: Anthony Minghella
- Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger
- Synopsis: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
- Director: Gus Van Sant
- Stars: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, and John Robinson
- Synopsis: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
- Directors: Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
- Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, and Alexander Gould
Girl with a Pearl Earring
- Synopsis: A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
- Director: Peter Webber
- Stars: Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Wilkinson
Good Bye, Lenin!
- Synopsis: In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
- Director: Wolfgang Becker
- Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, and Chulpan Khamatova
House of Sand and Fog
- Synopsis: An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home’s new owners.
- Director: Vadim Perelman
- Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard
- Synopsis: Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one.
- Director: James Mangold
- Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, and Amanda Peet
- Synopsis: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States.
- Director: Jim Sheridan
- Stars: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, and Sarah Bolger
- Synopsis: The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her – a team she was once part of.
- Director: Quentin Tarantino
- Stars: Uma Thurman, Daryl Hannah, and David Carradine
Lost in Translation
- Synopsis: A faded movie star and a neglected young wife form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
- Director: Sofia Coppola
- Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Giovanni Ribisi
- Synopsis: Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
- Director: Richard Curtis
- Stars: Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, and Martine McCutcheon
- Synopsis: A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former’s teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
- Director: Ridley Scott
- Stars: Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, and Alison Lohman
- Synopsis: Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.
- Director: Patty Jenkins
- Stars: Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci
- Synopsis: With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter.
- Director: Clint Eastwood
- Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon
- Synopsis: 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
- Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Synopsis: Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.
- Director: Gore Verbinski
- Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom
- Synopsis: The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.
- Director: Billy Ray
- Stars: Hayden Christensen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Chloë Sevigny
Something’s Gotta Give
- Synopsis: A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.
- Director: Nancy Meyers
- Stars: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, and Keanu Reeves
- Synopsis: A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the ’68 Paris student riots.
- Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
- Stars: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, and Louis Garrel
- Synopsis: Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron’s army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
- Director: Peter Jackson
- Stars: Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen
- Synopsis: A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
- Director: Niki Caro
- Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, and Vicky Haughton
X2: X-Men United
- Synopsis: The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President’s life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.
- Director: Bryan Singer
- Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Ian McKellen