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Juliano Ribeiro Salgado,
Wim Wenders, starring Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
"The Salt of the Earth" is an award-winning documentary about the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. The film follows Salgado as he travels the world capturing some of the most iconic images of our time. Through stunning visuals and intimate interviews, the film tells the story of a man whose life has been deeply intertwined with the natural world. The film explores the life and work of Salgado and his commitment to protecting nature. It also examines how his photography has been a powerful force in changing the world by providing a unique window into the lives of the people and places he has photographed.
Lee Unkrich, starring Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Finding Nemo tells the story of a clown fish named Marlin who, along with his forgetful friend Dory, embarks on a journey to find his son Nemo who has been taken by a diver. Along the way, they encounter a host of colorful sea creatures, including a cantankerous seven-legged octopus, a school of fish who try to help out, and a few sharks who just want to be friends. With the help of some of these new friends, Marlin and Dory eventually find Nemo, who has been taken to an aquarium in Sydney, Australia. Though it takes longer than expected, Marlin and Dory ultimately reunite with Nemo, and they all live happily ever after.
From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 pirate adventure film, directed by Gore Verbinski and based on a theme park ride of the same name. The movie follows the swashbuckling Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as he teams up with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) to rescue Elizabeth's father, Governor Swann (Jonathan Pryce), who has been kidnapped by the cursed pirates of the Black Pearl. As the trio sails in search of the Pearl, they must face off against the ghostly cursed crew led by the infamous Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). With the help of Jack's magical compass, the trio manages to find the Pearl, only to be confronted by Barbossa and his crew. A thrilling and epic battle ensues as Jack, Will, and Elizabeth fight to save Elizabeth's father and regain their freedom. With the help of their newfound ally, Jack's old friend, Captain Barbossa, the three are able to set the curse of the Black Pearl to rest and return to Port Royal.
From Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Jaws is a 1975 American horror-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the 1974 novel of the same name by Peter Benchley. The film stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and Lorraine Gary. Set on the island of Amity in New England, the story follows police chief Martin Brody (Scheider) and his attempts to protect his town from the giant great white shark that stalks the community. After the shark kills several swimmers, the local police, led by Brody, enlist the help of a marine biologist, Matt Hooper (Dreyfuss), and a professional shark hunter, Quint (Shaw). As they hunt the shark, Brody discovers that it was provoked by human activities and must find a way to end the threat. Jaws was one of the earliest blockbusters and is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. It was the highest grossing film of its time and created the summer blockbuster industry. It also spawned three sequels and a host of imitators.
From Kevin Costner, starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant
Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic Western film directed by, produced by, and starring Kevin Costner. Set in 1863, the film tells the story of a Union Army lieutenant who travels to the American frontier to find a military post, and his relationship with a tribe of Lakota Indians. The lieutenant befriends the tribe and gradually comes to identify with them, eventually taking on the name of "Dances with Wolves." He learns their language and culture and faces their enemies, including the Pawnee tribe and a renegade American soldier. The film was the recipient of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
From Hayao Miyazaki, starring Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada
Castle in the Sky is a 1986 animated adventure fantasy film written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. The movie follows the story of a young girl named Sheeta, who possesses an incredible power within her. Sheeta, who is on the run from government agents, meets Pazu, a young boy. Together, they embark on a thrilling journey to find the mysterious floating castle of Laputa, in the sky. Along the way, they must escape air pirates, government agents and a ruthless army that wants to use the power of Laputa to take over the world. With the help of a magical stone and the help of some friendly spirits, Sheeta and Pazu must work together to save the day and the floating castle of Laputa.
From Tomm Moore, starring David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan
"Song of the Sea" is an animated fantasy film by Tomm Moore, released in 2014. It follows the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse, a pair of siblings who discover a magical secret about their past. When their mother suddenly passes away, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with their father on the Irish coast. There, they learn that Saoirse is a selkie, a magical being with the power to control the ocean and its creatures. With the help of a wise old owl, Ben and Saoirse must embark on a journey to the enchanted land of Tir Na Nog, to save the fairy creatures and restore balance to the world. Along the way, they explore traditional Irish folklore and discover the truth about their family's past.
From Alejandro G. Iñárritu, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson
The Revenant is a 2015 American survival drama film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and inspired by Michael Punke's novel of the same name. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a fur trapper who is mauled by a bear and left for dead by his companions. As Glass attempts to survive and seek vengeance, he finds himself against the harsh elements of the American frontier, as well as facing betrayal and revenge. He is aided by a local American, who helps him in his quest for survival and revenge. The film highlights the power of the human spirit and how far one can go in the face of extreme adversity.
From Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon
The Princess Bride is a 1987 classic romantic comedy fantasy adventure film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by William Goldman. Directed by Rob Reiner, the film follows the story of Buttercup, a beautiful young woman of Florin who is forced to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck. However, her true love, the farm boy Wesley, returns to rescue Buttercup from the evil clutches of the prince. Along the way, they must overcome a series of obstacles, including a Dread Pirate Roberts, a giant, six-fingered man, and an evil mastermind. The film also features a cast of memorable characters like the gentle giant Fezzik, the master swordsman Inigo Montoya, and Miracle Max. This classic film is a beloved cult classic that is sure to entertain and delight audiences of all ages.
From Giuseppe Tornatore, starring Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry, Bill Nunn
The Legend of 1900 is a 1998 Italian film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It follows the life of 1900, an orphan who is found abandoned on a passenger ship on New Year’s Day in 1900. He grows up on the ship under the care of the crew and becomes a talented pianist. When the ship docks in New York City, 1900 decides to remain onboard and refuses to debark despite the pleas of his adoptive family. He eventually becomes a legendary figure among the ship's passengers and crew, who regard him as a symbol of hope in an ever-changing world. The film follows 1900's journey as he stays on the ship and reflects on his life, his passion for music, and the choices he makes to live a life without ever setting foot on land.
From Victor Fleming, starring Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas
Captains Courageous is a 1937 drama film about a rich and spoiled teenage boy (Freddie Bartholomew) who falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman (Spencer Tracy). He is taken to a fishing vessel and is taught the value of hard work and discipline. Along the way he meets a variety of colorful characters and learns important life lessons that he will take with him back to his family. In the end, he is reunited with his father (Lionel Barrymore) and learns the true value of family and friendship.
From Sergei Eisenstein, starring Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov
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Battleship Potemkin is a silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein in 1925. It follows the crew of the Potemkin, a Russian battleship, as they revolt against their cruel officers in the years leading up to the Russian Revolution. The film focuses on the sailors' struggle for justice and freedom, culminating in a bloody massacre on the steps of the Odessa harbor. The iconic Odessa steps sequence has become renowned for its use of editing and cinematography to convey its message of revolutionary struggle. The film is often cited as one of the most influential in film history.
From Ang Lee, starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu
Life of Pi is a 2012 adventure drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a young Indian boy named Pi Patel, who survives a shipwreck and finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger. As he embarks on a 227-day long journey of self-discovery and adventure, Pi must rely on his wits and courage to survive the elements, and ultimately his own will to stay alive. Along the way, Pi learns valuable life lessons and discovers the true power of faith and friendship. This film is a powerful and visually stunning journey of courage and hope, and is sure to leave viewers with a lasting impression.
From James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. The film is based on the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ill-fated vessel. The film follows their journey of forbidden love as the Titanic faces its fateful day. Along the way, they must contend with the ship's crew as well as a host of other passengers, while also struggling with their own personal drama. The film culminates in the sinking of the unsinkable ship and the heartbreaking survival of only a few of its passengers. Titanic is a powerful story of love, sacrifice, and the forces of destiny.
From John Ford, starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond
The Searchers is a 1956 Technicolor Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne as ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards. The film follows Ethan’s quest to find his niece Debbie, who has been kidnapped by a Comanche raiding party. Along the way, he is joined by his estranged brother Aaron, who has a personal connection to the girl, and a young orphan, Martin. The trio’s search takes them across the harsh desert landscape of Texas and into the Comanche territory, where they are met with hostility. As the search drags on, Ethan’s dark past comes back to haunt him and he must come to terms with his own conflicted emotions and prejudices as he struggles to save the girl and bring her home. The Searchers is considered to be one of the greatest Western films of all time and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
From Lee Tamahori, starring Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga
Once Were Warriors is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Lee Tamahori. The film stars Rena Owen as Beth Heke, a Māori woman struggling to hold her family together in the face of poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence. The film follows Beth and her husband, Jake, as they try to keep their family together despite the many challenges they face. The film has received critical acclaim for its unflinching exploration of domestic violence, alcoholism, and poverty in New Zealand. It is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's most influential films, and was the highest grossing New Zealand film of all time upon its release.
From Walter Salles, starring Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán
The Motorcycle Diaries is a 2004 biopic film based on the memoirs of the same name by Ernesto "Che" Guevara. It follows the story of Ernesto Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student from Argentina, and his friend Alberto Granado, a 29-year-old biochemist, and their journey across South America on a rickety motorcycle. Along the way, they encounter a variety of people and situations that influence their lives and ultimately shape the man that Che Guevara would become. Through the journey, Guevara and Granado come to understand the hardships and inequalities facing the people of South America and are compelled to dedicate themselves to bettering the lives of the downtrodden.
From Mel Gibson, starring Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood
Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic adventure film directed by Mel Gibson. It is set in Mesoamerica during the declining years of the Maya civilization, and tells the story of a young man named Jaguar Paw who is forced to flee his home and make a perilous journey to save his family and his people from destruction. Jaguar Paw and his family live a peaceful life in the jungle until their village is attacked by a band of marauders from a rival Mayan tribe. Jaguar Paw and his family are taken prisoner and Jaguar Paw is chosen for sacrifice. He manages to escape and embarks on an epic quest to reunite with his family and save them from the marauders. Along his journey, he must face off against wild animals, a rival tribe, and the relentless forces of nature as he makes his way across the jungle. In the end, Jaguar Paw manages to save his family and protect his people from destruction.
From Tarsem Singh, starring Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek
"The Fall" is a 2006 fantasy-adventure film directed by Tarsem Singh. The film follows the story of Alexandria (Catinca Untaru), a 5-year-old girl who is hospitalized after a fall and befriends Roy (Lee Pace), a bedridden stuntman who is recovering from a broken heart. Roy entertains the young girl with a story of a band of heroes on a quest to avenge the deaths of their loved ones. As the two bond over their fantastical story, Alexandria finds strength to help Roy in the real world. The film is a visually stunning and imaginative journey, filled with adventure, beauty, and emotion. It serves as a powerful reminder of the healing power of friendship and love, and of the importance of holding onto hope even in the darkest of times.
From Ciro Guerra, starring Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolívar, Brionne Davis
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Embrace of the Serpent is a 2015 film directed by Ciro Guerra which follows the story of Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people. He is approached by two Western scientists, the German Theodor Koch-Grünberg and the American Richard Evan Schultes, at different times over a period of 40 years during the early 20th century. They both seek his help in finding a rare sacred plant that can cure all ills. In exchange for his assistance, Karamakate demands that the two men take him along on their journey as he seeks to discover what has become of his people. As the film progresses, Karamakate's journey of self-discovery leads him to become increasingly critical of the destructive effects of colonization on his culture and environment. Throughout the film, he is faced with tough moral choices and struggles to reconcile his traditional beliefs with the encroaching Western influence. Ultimately, Karamakate and the two scientists embark on a spiritual quest to find the elusive sacred plant and in the process come to understand and appreciate the richness of the Amazonian culture.
From John Ford, starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine
Stagecoach is an American Western directed by John Ford, released in 1939. The movie follows a disparate group of people traveling on a stagecoach through dangerous Apache territory. The passengers include a drunken doctor, a prostitute, a bank manager, a cavalry officer, and a gentleman gambler. Along their journey, they must all work together to survive the attacks of the Apache and their own personal conflicts. The film is a classic example of the Western genre, and it also launched the career of John Wayne as a leading actor. In the end, the group learns to overcome their differences, and they join forces to fight off the Apache threat.
From Paul Greengrass, starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener
Captain Phillips is a 2013 biographical drama directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks. The film is based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. Captain Richard Phillips is the titular character, the leader of the cargo ship who puts himself in harm's way to protect his crew from the hostile pirates. After several standoffs, Captain Phillips is taken hostage by the pirates, and the U.S. Navy is forced to intervene to save him. In a dramatic rescue, the Navy manages to save Captain Phillips and capture the pirates. The film follows the events of the hijacking, the ensuing rescue, and its aftermath, both for Captain Phillips and the pirates. It is a thrilling tale of courage and fortitude in the face of danger and a compelling examination of the impact of global piracy.
Andrea Nix, starring Dominic, Nancy, Rose, Jane Adong
War Dance is a 2007 documentary by directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix that follows the story of three children from a Ugandan refugee camp as they strive to compete in the National Music and Dance Festival. The film follows the children as they bravely overcome poverty, displacement, and trauma in order to pursue their dreams of competing in the festival. The film highlights the resilience of the children, as well as the power of music and the strength of the human spirit to overcome difficult obstacles. War Dance is an inspiring story of hope and determination in the face of adversity.
From Michael Mann, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig
The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical epic adventure drama film directed by Michael Mann and based on the novel of the same name by James Fenimore Cooper. Set during the French and Indian War of the mid-1700s, it follows Hawkeye, a white man adopted by the Mohican tribe, who works as a scout alongside his adopted father Chingachgook and adopted brother Uncas. As they attempt to protect the daughter of a British colonel from a group of Huron warriors, a love story between Hawkeye and the daughter develops. The movie is full of thrilling action sequences, breathtaking scenery, and powerful performances, with Hawkeye and his adopted family fighting against all odds to protect their way of life.
From Kevin Reynolds, starring Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Christopher Adamson, JB Blanc
The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It is an adaptation of the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. The story follows a young sailor named Edmond Dantes, who is falsely accused of treason and sent to a remote island prison. After fourteen years of imprisonment, Edmond is freed by a mysterious benefactor who reveals himself to be the Count of Monte Cristo. Armed with a new identity and a fortune stolen from his enemies, Edmond embarks on a mission of vengeance to those responsible for his imprisonment. With the help of his newfound wealth, he seeks to restore justice and reclaim the life that was taken from him. Along the way, Edmond falls in love with the beautiful Mercedes and discovers the power of true friendship and loyalty. In the end, Edmond exacts his revenge and reclaims his freedom.