Do the Right Thing is a American drama created by Spike Lee featuring film debut Martin Lawrence. The film was a commercial success and received numerous accolades and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Lee for Best Original Screenplay.
Nuovo cinema Paradiso or best known as Cinema Paradiso is an Italian drama film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore featuring music by Ennio Morricone. The film is known as a an example of “nostalgic postmodernism”, by mixing sentimentality with comedy.
A Room with a View is a British drama film directed by James Ivory adapted from E. M. Forster’s novel of the same name. The film stars Helena Bonham Carter as a young woman in the restrictive Edwardian culture of turn-of-the century England and her love for a free-spirited young man.
Shoah is a nine-hour thirty-six minute documentary film completed by Claude Lanzmann in 1985 about the Holocaust or Shoah. The film primarily consists of interviews and visits to key Holocaust sites.
Blue Velvet is an American mystery film written and directed by David Lynch with elements of both film noir and surrealism. Although the film was initially detested by some mainstream critics, it is now considered one of its greatest achievement.
Come and See directed by Elem Klimov is a Soviet war movie and psychological horror drama about the Nazi German occupation of the Byelorussian SSR. The film was produced to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II, and was a large box-office hit, with 28,900,000 admissions in the Soviet Union alone.
Heimat meaning “homeland” in German are three series of 30 episodic films by Edgar Reitz. The films are about the life in Germany between 1919 and 2000 through the eyes of a family from the Rhineland. Personal and domestic life is set against glimpses of wider social and political events.
Paris, Texas is a drama film directed by acclaimed European director Wim Wenders. The story is about Travis, who has been lost for four years and is taken in by his brother. He later tries to put his life back together and understand what happened between him, his wife Jane (Nastassja Kinski) and his son Hunter (Hunter Carson).
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is an American science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg about a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial who is stranded on Earth. The film was huge blockbuster becoming the most financially successful film released to that point. It is a timeless story of friendship and sometimes considered the greatest science fiction film ever made.