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  • Hansel and Gretel

    Movie

    Directed by Len Talan • 1987 • United States
    Starring Hugh Pollard, Nicola Stapleton, David Warner

    This scrumptious screen version of the classic Brothers Grimm story was one of the Cannon Movie Tales, a series of live-action, star-driven musical adaptations of beloved fairy tales produced in th...

  • The Poseidon Adventure

    Movie

    Directed by Ronald Neame • 1972 • United States
    Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons

    A titanic ensemble cast led by Gene Hackman and Ernest Borgnine headlines this epically entertaining disaster-movie classic. While making its final voyage from New York to Greece, the soon-to-be-d...

  • Being Two Isn’t Easy

    Movie

    Directed by Kon Ichikawa • 1962 • Japan
    Starring Hirro Suzuki, Fujiko Yamamoto, Eiji Funakoshi

    You can say that again! The days leading up to a toddler’s second birthday are seen alternately from the adorable youngster’s point of view and from the perspective of his anxious parents as they navig...

  • Cinema Paradiso

    Movie

    Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore • 1988 • Italy
    Starring Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi

    The ultimate film about movie love, this Oscar-winning international sensation is a heartstring-plucking ode to the magic of the big screen. Returning to the Sicilian village of his boyhood, a ...

  • The Jackie Robinson Story

    Movie

    Directed by Alfred E. Green • 1950 • United States
    Starring Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson

    Baseball legend Jackie Robinson stars as himself in this inspiring film biography, which traces his remarkable journey from childhood poverty to success as a college athlete to making history as t...

  • Time Bandits
    Movie + 4 extras

    Time Bandits

    Movie + 4 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #37

    In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder trea...

  • The Trouble with Angels

    Movie

    Directed by Ida Lupino • 1966 • United States
    Starring Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills

    The final film directed by Ida Lupino before she went on to a successful career in television, this effervescent romp stars Hayley Mills as the new girl at an all-girls Catholic boarding school whose high-spiri...

  • The Point

    Movie

    Directed by Fred Wolf • 1971 • United States
    Starring Ringo Starr, Paul Frees, Lennie Weinrib

    Featuring a story and songs by Harry Nilsson (whose bouncy AM pop soundtrack yielded the hit single “Me and My Arrow”) and narration by Ringo Starr, THE POINT is a slightly Seussian, slightly psychedeli...

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    Movie

    Directed by Anthony Asquith • 1952 • United Kingdom
    Starring Michael Redgrave, Joan Greenwood, Dame Edith Evans

    Oscar Wilde’s comic jewel sparkles in Anthony Asquith’s film adaptation of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Featuring brilliantly polished performances by Michael Redgrave, Joan Greenw...

  • The Robe

    Movie

    Directed by Henry Koster • 1953 • United States
    Starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature

    The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope, this visually dazzling biblical spectacle stands as perhaps the ultimate sword-and-sandals epic and a monumental exemplar of studio-era Hollywood filmm...

  • Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog

    Movie

    Directed by Yoichi Sai • 2004 • Japan
    Starring Kaoru Kobayashi, Kippei Shiina, Kazu Matsuda

    Told with refreshingly unsentimental, documentary-like naturalism, this Japanese drama is an exquisitely touching look at the relationship between humans and animals. Quill is the yellow Labrador Retrieve...

  • Jane Eyre

    Movie

    Directed by Robert Young • 1997 • United Kingdom
    Starring Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, Gemma Jones

    Samantha Morton and Ciarán Hinds star in this superlative adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel. Morton plays the quietly strong-willed orphan Jane, who is enlisted as a governess at the...

  • The Slipper and the Rose

    Movie

    Directed by Bryan Forbes • 1976 • United Kingdom
    Starring Gemma Craven, Richard Chamberlain, Margaret Lockwood

    A lavish retelling of the Cinderella story, this grand musical adventure offers a fresh twist on the classic fairy tale with charming humor and Academy Award–nominated songs by the lege...

  • Seasons

    Movie

    Directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud • 2015 • France, Germany

    After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (WINGED MIGRATION) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (OCEANS), Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground: the lush green forests and ...

  • Sun Children

    Movie

    Directed by Majid Majidi • 2020 • Iran
    Starring Ali Nasirian, Javad Ezzati, Tannaz Tabatabaei

    From acclaimed director Majid Majidi (CHILDREN OF HEAVEN) comes a breathtaking adventure rooted in the often-harsh social reality of contemporary Iran. Twelve-year-old Ali (Ruhollah Zamani) and his frie...

  • Alan & Naomi

    Movie

    Directed by Sterling Van Wagenen • 1992 • United States
    Starring Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, Michael Gross

    Set in 1940s Brooklyn, ALAN & NAOMI is a deeply touching story of friendship and the rare children’s film to deal seriously with the issue of trauma. Ever since witnessing the murder of her ...

  • Antarctica: A Year on Ice

    Movie

    Directed by Anthony Powell • 2013 • New Zealand

    ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of sci...

  • Oliver Twist

    Movie

    Directed by David Lean • 1948 • United Kingdom
    Starring Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

    Following the success of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, David Lean applied his sterling craftsmanship to another beloved Charles Dickens classic and once again set the standard for all future screen adaptations....

  • An Inn in Tokyo

    Movie

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1935 • Japan

    The final still-extant silent film directed by Yasujiro Ozu is an exquisitely tender portrait of everyday survival in 1930s Japan. Anticipating the neorealist poetry of BICYCLE THIEVES, AN INN IN TOKYO follows unemployed ne’er-do-well Kihachi (Takeshi Saka...

  • Aparajito
    Movie + 4 extras

    Aparajito

    Movie + 4 extras

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1956 • India
    Starring Pinaki Sengupta, Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee

    Satyajit Ray had not planned to make a sequel to PATHER PANCHALI, but after the film’s international success, he decided to continue Apu’s narrative. APARAJITO picks up where the first film leaves of...

  • Androcles and the Lion

    Movie

    Directed by Chester Erskine • 1952 • United Kingdom

    George Bernard Shaw's breezy, delightful dramatization of this classic fable, about a Christian slave who pulls a thorn from a lion's paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of his kind act, was written as a meditation on mode...

  • The Steamroller and the Violin

    Movie

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1961 • Soviet Union

    When Sasha, a seven-year-old violin protégé, meets Sergei, a steamroller working in his neighborhood, he starts to open up from his strictly imposed routine of practice. Made as a thesis film for the VGIK Soviet film school, this early work by A...

  • The Ghost Goes West

    Movie

    Directed by René Clair • 1935 • United Kingdom
    Starring Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette

    An old-world ghost gets a taste of new-world values in this sly supernatural satire. When an ancient Scottish castle is taken down and moved to Florida to be rebuilt brick by brick, the new America...

  • Journey to the Beginning of Time

    Movie + 7 extras

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1955 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Petr Herrmann, Vladimír Bejval, Josef Lukáš

    A beguiling mix of natural history and science fiction, this early feature by Karel Zeman follows four schoolboys on an awe-inspiring expedition back through time, where they behold landscapes an...