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Dear Albania (2015)
Director: Nate Dushku

This documentary chronicles Eliza Dushku’s travels to 15 cities throughout Albania, and explores Albania’s past, present and future. An American actress of Danish and Albanian ancestry, Eliza and her brother, Nate, connect to the country of their father’s ancestors. Filmed in Albania.

The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
Director: Joshua Marston
When a long-standing conflict between two Albanian neighbors is reignited, lives get turned upside down—especially for Rudina, a high school student who is forced to quit school to take over her father’s business, and Nik, Rudina’s brother, whose dreams are dashed when he is sentenced to house arrest. This film received four wins and five nominations, including Best Screenplay at the Berlin International Film Festival. Filmed in Albania.

Tomka and His Friends (1977)
Director: Xhanfise Keko
When the German army captures an Albanian town and sets up camp in its football stadium, Tomka and his friends, with the help of their parents, find ways to sabotage the soldiers’ tasks. Originally titled Tomka dhe shokët e tij.

Délice Paloma (2007)
Director: Nadir Moknèche
This French-Algerian film tells the story of the sometimes resourceful, sometimes conniving Madame Aldjeria, who helps her clients navigate the petty dealings and favor-brokering of Algeria’s politicians.

The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
This war movie depicts the guerrilla tactics used by Algerians in the Algerian War against the French government, a conflict that lasted from 1954 to 1962. Nominated for two Academy Awards. Originally titled La battaglia di Algeri. Filmed in Algeria.

The Golden Mask (1953)
Director: Jack Lee
When word gets out that the priceless golden mask of Moloch is said to be in a lost tomb, archaeologist Dr. Burnet, his daughter and a newspaperman go on an adventure to find the mask. But two crooks who are also seeking the mask try to stop them from reaching the tomb first. Originally titled South of Algiers. Filmed in Algeria and Tunisia.

The Man from Cairo (1953)
Directors: Ray Enright and Edoardo Anton
In this British film noir, George Raft stars as a man who is sent from Cairo to Algiers to search for gold looted during wartime. He comes up against others who are also searching for the treasure along the way. Filmed in Algiers.

Algiers (1938)
Director: John Cromwell
In this American film, a notorious jewel thief played by Charles Boyer hides out in the casbah of Algiers, but is brought out of hiding by a beautiful French tourist. This movie provided a breakout role for Hedy Lamarr and served as the inspiration for Casablanca. Filmed in Algiers.

The Sweetest Mango (2001)
Director: Howard Allen
When Lovelyanne “Luv” Davies returns to small-island life on Antigua after an extensive stay in Canada, she is faced with professional turmoil and personal drama.

The Sweetest Mango (2001)
Director: Howard Allen
When Lovelyanne “Luv” Davies returns to small-island life on Antigua after an extensive stay in Canada, she is faced with professional turmoil and personal drama.

The Revenant (2015)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Set in 1823, a frontiersman is exploring uncharted wilderness with a hunting team when he is attacked by a bear and left for dead. Using his survival skills and driven by vengeance, he hunts the former team member who abandoned and betrayed him. This film has won 85 awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Ushuaia.

Patagonia (2010)
Director: Marc Evans
Gwen and Rhys are a Welsh-speaking couple living in Cardiff. When their relationship takes a turn for the worse due to being unable to conceive a child, the couple travels to Argentina together, where Rhys has been commissioned to photograph the historic Welsh chapels in Patagonia. Filmed in various locations throughout Argentina.

South of the Border (2010)
Director: Oliver Stone
In this documentary, Oliver Stone sheds new light on exciting transformations that are taking place in South America. Stone interviews the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador and Cuba. Filmed in multiple locations including Buenos Aires, Argentina and Venezuela.

La Banda de Lechuga: La Historia (2009)
Directors: Magdalena Mactas and Facundo Medina
This documentary shares the story of El Lechuga, a producer and musician who faced numerous obstacles in life, yet persevered to make his dream of becoming a musician a reality. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

The Minder (2006)
Director: Rodrigo Moreno
Rubén, a bodyguard for a top politician, feels underappreciated by his boss and as though he has no life of his own. When his boss has a heart attack, Rubén is left to take care of him and accidentally shoots him. Originally titled El Custodio. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

12 Tangos: Adios Buenos Aires (2005)
Director: Arne Birkenstock

Filmed in 2004, this documentary follows several tango dancers in crisis-ridden Buenos Aires and tells a cohesive story about the past, present and future of people who have lost their wealth, jobs and salaries. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Director: Walter Salles
This Oscar-winning film is about the 4-month motorcycle trip taken by Ernesto “Che” Guevara in 1952 with his friend Alberto Granado. A student at the time, and one semester away from graduation, Ernesto’s life would be forever changed after his travels. Originally titled Diarios de motocicleta. Filmed in multiple locations including Buenos Aires, Argentina; Havana, Cuba; Lima, Peru; and Machu Picchu, Peru.

Common Ground (2002)
Director: Adolfo Aristarain
When retired literature professor Fernando Robles concludes that he cannot live on his pension, he moves to a small farm with his wife and decides to grow lavender in order to sell the oil to the perfume industry. Originally titled Lugares comunes. Filmed in multiple locations including Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain.

Intimate Stories (2002)
Director: Carlos Sorin
This film follows three people who are, separately, traveling through Argentine Patagonia. Maria is traveling with her daughter to San Julián because she has won a spot on a TV game show; Roberto is traveling to San Julián to surprise one of his clients with a cake for her child’s birthday; and Don, an elderly man, is searching for his lost dog. Originally titled Historias mínimas. Filmed in Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Son of the Bride (2001)
Director: Juan José Campanella
Rafael Belvedere is 42 and dealing with multiple personal problems; a minor heart attack leaves him needing to address his past. Originally titled El hijo de la novia. Filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Evita (1996)
Director: Alan Parker
This musical drama is based on the life of Eva Perón, from her beginnings in a lower-class family to her rise as the First Lady and spiritual leader of the nation of Argentina. This film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and three Golden Globes. Filmed in multiple locations including Buenos Aires.

To the Heart (1996)
Director: Mario Sábato
This documentary, filmed in Buenos Aires, stars Libertad Lamarque, one of the icons of the Golden Age of Argentine and Mexican cinema as well as a singer, and Alberto Castillo, once a prominent Argentine tango singer and actor. The film explores the history of tango. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

A Place in the World (1992)
Director: Adolfo Aristarain
When land in a remote area of Argentina is surveyed to see if it can be dammed for hydro-electric power, Mario and Ana, a husband and wife who live in the area with their son, work to stop the construction of the dam, knowing it will flood the valley and end the livelihoods of local shepherds. Originally titled Un lugar en el mundo. Filmed in San Luis, Argentina.

Miss Mary (1986)
Director: María Luisa Bemberg
Set in the 1930s, Mary Mulligan is hired as the family governess for a wealthy Argentine family and serves as the primary caretaker for the family’s three children. Over the years, Mary witnesses the crumbling of the upper class and the impending arrival of Juan Perón on the political scene. Winner of four awards. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

Abo So (2013)
Director: Juan Francisco Pardo
When Tatiana moves into a new neighborhood with her mother and brother, she meets Santiago, an odd young man who at first thinks she is a diva. Once they learn more about each other, however, a romance blossoms—but not without its challenges.

Breath (2017)
Director: Simon Baker

Set in coastal Australia in the 1970s, this film is about Pikelet and Loonie, two teenage boys who seek adventure after having grown up in a small town. When Pikelet and Loonie meet Sando, an older surfer, they form a friendship that will lead them to take dangerous risks. Based on the award-winning and international best-selling novel Breath by Tim Winton. Filmed in Albany.

Lion (2016)
Director: Garth Davis
Based on the nonfiction book A Long Way Home, this film tells the story of Saroo Brierley, who, at five years of age, gets separated from his family in Kolkata and then adopted by an Australian family. At 25, Saroo begins a search for his long-lost family using Google Earth. Filmed in multiple locations including Melbourne, Australia; Kolkata, India; and Hobart, Australia.

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Tom, a lighthouse keeper, and his wife, Isabel, live remotely off the coast of western Australia. After Isabel miscarries twice and a baby washes ashore in a dinghy, Isabel convinces Tom that they should raise the baby without telling anyone about her or her father, who is lying dead in the boat. Filmed in multiple locations including Dunedin and Tasmania.

Mabo (2012)
Director: Rachel Perkins
This biographical film is about Eddie Koiki Mabo, an Aboriginal Australian and national hero of Australia. Mabo, who dropped out of school at the age of 15, successfully spearheaded the campaign for land rights for indigenous people, which resulted in the overthrowing of terra nullius (“nobody’s land”) by the High Court. Filmed in Queensland.

The Hunter (2011)
Director: Daniel Nettheim
When Martin David, an independent hunter, is hired by a biotech company that wants DNA from the last living Tasmanian tiger, he poses as a university researcher and lodges with Lucy Armstrong and her two children. As the days go by with Martin chasing the tiger in the Tasmanian wilderness and spending time with the Armstrong family, his bond with the family grows. Winner of four awards. Filmed in Tasmania.

Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Director: Jeremy Sims
Set in 1916, this drama is based on the true story of Captain Oliver Woodward. Along with his secret platoon of Australian tunnelers, he must maintain a leaking complex tunnel system deep beneath German lines that is packed with enough explosives to alter the war. Filmed in Townsville.

Our Generation (2010)
Directors: Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis
This documentary features stories from one of the last strongholds of traditional Aboriginal culture in Australia: the remote Yolngu of northeastern Arnhem Land. The Aboriginal struggles of land, culture and freedom are explored, and interviews with national indigenous leaders, historians and human rights activists shine a light on threats to the Australian Aboriginal culture.

The Tree (2010)
Director: Julie Bertuccelli
When her husband, Peter, dies unexpectedly, Dawn is devastated. But Simone, their eight-year-old daughter, is convinced that Peter is speaking to her through the giant Moreton Bay fig tree that stands next to their house—the same tree that Peter crashed his car into on the day he died. And when Dawn begins a relationship with George, the tree seems to take on a life of its own. Filmed in Queensland.

Bran Nue Dae (2009)
Director: Rachel Perkins
This award-winning musical comedy-drama tells the coming-of-age story of an Aboriginal Australian teenager who finds himself on a road trip after escaping the Catholic boarding school to which his mother has sent him. Filmed in multiple locations including Perth.

Broken Hill (2009)
Director: Dagen Merrill
Tommy, the son of a sheep rancher, lives in the middle of the Australian Outback and dreams of attending the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In order to apply to the conservatorium, Tommy needs to find musicians in the Outback who can play the music he has composed. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide and Sydney.

Australia (2008)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
An English aristocrat inherits a large cattle station in northern Australia. When she learns about the English cattle barons’ plot to take her land, she drives 2,000 cattle across treacherous lands to Darwin, Australia with the help of a stockman—only to witness the city’s bombing by Japanese forces. Filmed in multiple locations including Darwin and Sydney.

Fool’s Gold (2008)
Director: Andy Tennant
This adventure-romance tells the story of Ben “Finn” Finnegan and Tess Finnegan, a recently divorced couple who fall in love again while searching for a treasure that was lost at sea with the 1715 treasure fleet. Filmed in multiple locations including Cairns, Brisbane and Whitsunday Island.

Love Me Again (Land Down Under) (2008)
Director: Rory B. Quintos
Arah and Migo live in the Philippines, but Arah dreams of a better life. When her father has an accident, Arah moves to Australia to earn money. Migo is devastated but does not want to go to Australia. Arah adjusts to life in Australia, fulfilling her dreams for herself and her family. But after several years have passed, Migo shows up in Australia, and he and Arah confront their past and their time apart. Filmed in multiple locations including Darwin.

All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (2007)
Director: Louise Alston
One by one, Anthea’s friends start to leave Brisbane, tempting her to do so as well. But when she learns that an ex-boyfriend is coming back to Brisbane, she changes her mind. Filmed in Brisbane.

Lucky Miles (2007)
Director: Michael James Rowland
When a group of Cambodian and Iraqi men seeking liberation via an Indonesian fishing boat are abandoned on a remote part of the Western Australian coast with the promise of a “bus over the dunes,” they find themselves alone in a desert the size of Poland—without the bus. After all but three of the men are captured, the three free men must elude an army reservist unit while navigating the ancient natural landscapes of the Pilbara. Winner of eight awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide, Australia and Cambodia.

Boys (2003)
Director: Shankar
This comedy-drama follows the lives of five boys and one girl, each with a different background and upbringing. In the process of fending for themselves, they discover the personal talents that make them special. Filmed in multiple locations including Chennai, India; Cochin, India; and Tasmania, Australia.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
This biographical film tells the inspirational story of Tony Fingleton. After growing up in a troubled household and being overlooked by his father, Tony makes a commitment to become the best athlete possible and prove his confidence and talents to his father. Filmed in multiple locations including Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Director: Phillip Noyce
This multi-award-winning film tells the story of Molly, Daisy and Grace, two sisters and a cousin who are taken thousands of miles away from their Aboriginal mothers to be trained as domestic staff. The girls escape and follow a rabbit-proof fence while eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.

Bootmen (2000)
Director: Dein Perry
Sean Odken leaves his job at a steel mill to appear on a tap dancing show in Sydney, but finds himself jobless after he gets involved with a lead dancer and is let go. He returns home determined to start his own tap dance group, but with a new twist: the tap dancers will wear hard hats while dancing on industrial steel and wearing shoes welded with metal. Filmed in Newcastle and Sydney.

Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
Director: P. J. Hogan
After Muriel realizes that she lives a boring life in Porpoise Spit, Australia, she decides to steal some money and travel to a tropical destination. Along the way, she meets a new friend, changes her name and leaves her mark wherever she goes. Filmed in multiple locations in Queensland and New South Wales.

Aya (1990)
Director: Solrun Hoaas
Set in the 1950s, Aya, a young Japanese war bride, and her husband, Frank, arrive in a small Australian town. Aya and Frank love each other, but Frank wants Aya to forget about her Japanese past. She cannot let go of who she is and where she came from, and finds herself drawn to his friend Mac, who respects the Japanese culture. Filmed in Hobart and Melbourne.

Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
Director: Carl Schultz
After PS’s mother dies, his Aunt Lila and Uncle George take him into their home in Sydney. But his Aunt Vanessa shows up claiming her rights as a co-guardian, demanding that PS live with her during the week. With Lila, PS gets to live the life of a child, but with Vanessa, he is forced to live a strict, staunch life. Filmed in Sydney.

Dawn! (1979)
Director: Ken Hannam
This sports biopic shares the life experiences and rise to fame of Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser, a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
When the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) is disbanded, Ethan Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate, all on his own. Filmed in multiple locations including Casablanca, Morocco; London, England; and Vienna, Austria.

Woman in Gold (2015)
Director: Simon Curtis
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government, determined to recover artwork that she believes belongs to her family and find justice for the destruction inflicted by the Nazis. Filmed in multiple locations including Vienna.

Forever My Love (2013)
Director: Ernst Marischka
Set in the 19th-century Austrian imperial court, this condensed version of the original “Sissi” trilogy portrays the romance between Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi) and Emperor Franz Josef. Filmed in Vienna.

North Face (2008)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
Based on a true story, this suspenseful adventure film set in 1936 is about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps—the Eiger. As Nazi propaganda urges the nation’s Alpinists to conquer the Swiss massif, two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent. Filmed in Austria and Switzerland.

Before Sunrise (1995)
Director: Richard Linklater
When an American man and French woman meet on a train from Budapest to Vienna, they end up sharing one evening, knowing it will probably be their only night together. Filmed in Vienna.

Braveheart (1995)
Director: Mel Gibson
This sweeping biopic of William Wallace, the 13th-century warrior who led Scotland to independence against King Edward I of England, won Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Cinematography. Mel Gibson famously brought the leader to life as actor and the Scottish Highlands to life as director. Filmed in multiple locations including Edinburgh.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Director: Philip Kaufman
Just as three intimately close friends are becoming deeply involved with the events of the Prague Spring of 1968, Soviet tanks crush the nonviolent rebels and their lives are changed forever. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague.

The Sound of Music (1965)
Director: Robert Wise
Relive the kindness, understanding and sense of fun that Maria shares with Georg von Trapp’s seven mischievous children. Filmed in various locations throughout Austria.

The Third Man (1949)
Director: Carol Reed
Set in postwar Vienna, this classic film stars Orson Welles and is based on the novel by Graham Greene. Filmed in Vienna.

A Caribbean Dream (2017)
Director: Shakirah Bourne

This modern version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set under a full moon during a Caribbean festival on the island of Barbados. When a butler named Puck and some staff turn into fairies, their playfulness affects the wedding plans of three multicultural couples. Filmed in Barbados.

Chrissy (2012)
Director: Marcia Weekes
This inspirational drama is about Chrissy, a disadvantaged schoolgirl who triumphs over being bullied and discriminated against. With an “I can do anything” attitude, Chrissy remains steadfastly focused on her goals. Filmed in Barbados.

Ne me quitte pas (2013)
Directors: Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden
This documentary/comedy/drama is set in the Belgian countryside, a place where time seems to stand still. Bob and Marcel share their sense of humor, their solitude and their craving for alcohol. Filmed in Belgium.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
Director: Bill Condon
Based on real events. After gaining access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in US history, Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played by Daniel Brühl) are confronted with a defining question of our time: What are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society and what are the costs of exposing them? Filmed in multiple locations including Antwerp and Ghent.

Another Woman’s Life (2012)
Director: Sylvie Testud

This is the story of a woman who wakes up one morning having forgotten ten years of her life. She wakes up thinking she is in the beginning of a romance which, in reality, is ending, and she discovers she is the mother of a young boy. Originally titled La vie d’une autre. Filmed in Belgium, France and Luxembourg.

Antwerp Central (2011)
Director: Peter Kruger

A historical and contemplative look at Antwerp’s Central Station, as seen through the reminiscences of a traveler. Filmed in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Giants (2011)
Director: Bouli Lanners
While two teenagers are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather’s home and waiting for their busy mother, they decide to rent the house out to a local drug dealer to make some money. But things do not go as planned. Originally titled Les géants. Filmed in Belgium and Luxembourg.

The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Eleven-year-old Cyril has lost everything: he has no mother, and his father wants nothing to do with him and places him in foster care. While searching for his father and his bike, Cyril meets Samantha, a hairdresser. She helps him get his bike back and takes him into her home on the weekends, but Cyril keeps his distance. Originally titled Le gamin au vélo. Filmed in Belgium.

In Bruges (2008)
Director: Martin McDonagh
In this comedy-drama starring Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes, two hit men are on a makeshift holiday in Bruges, Belgium after a hit gone wrong. While awaiting word from their boss, one is interested in sightseeing and the history of the place, while the other cannot wait to escape. Farrell won a Golden Globe for his performance. Filmed in multiple locations including Bruges.

Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)
Director: Tom Barman
On a warm day in June, in the Flemish port city of Antwerp, a handful of people with little in common go about their lives, yet all end up at the same place for a grand party. Filmed in Antwerp.

Everybody’s Famous (2000)
Director: Dominique Deruddere
A satirical comedy about a young teenage girl pushed toward stardom by her fame-seeking parents. Nominated for an Academy Award and winner of multiple European accolades. Filmed in Belgium.

Before Sunrise (1995)
Director: Richard Linklater
When an American man and French woman meet on a train from Budapest to Vienna, they end up sharing one evening, knowing it will probably be their only night together. Filmed in Vienna.

A Dog of Flanders (1960)
Director: James B. Clark
A young boy dreams of becoming a classical painter until the death of his beloved grandfather changes everything. Filmed in Belgium.

Stranded N Dangriga (2013)
Director: Ross Jordan
When a major TV show host is stranded in Dangriga, an up-and-coming musician and his friend try to impress him. But the plan unravels when the producer starts to show interest in the musician’s beautiful wife. Filmed in Belize.

Fahrenheit Belize (2010)
Director: Edwin Francis Colon
This short documentary explores Belize’s historical past and highlights its independence, cultural diversity and sustainability efforts, plus the role of civil society. Filmed in Belize City.

The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Director: Peter Weir
After inventor Allie Fox becomes disenchanted with the American dream and begins to believe that a nuclear war is on the horizon, he sells his house and moves his family to Central America to live a quiet life in the jungle. Their life is anything but quiet as Allie continues to argue with his family and a local preacher. Filmed in multiple locations including Belize City, Belize and Baltimore, Maryland.

Rare Bird (2006)
Director: Lucinda Spurling
Based on a true story, Rare Bird shares David Wingate’s 1951 discovery of the Bermuda petrel, also known as the cahow, a bird that was believed to have gone extinct 300 years prior. After persevering through invasive species, manmade developments and the pesticide DDT, the cahow must now try to survive global warming. Filmed in Bermuda.

Sheep’s Clothing (2014)
Directors: Paulo Morelli and Pedro Morelli
A group of friends who love literature decide to bury letters that they will open ten years later, as a way to compare the dreams of their youth with what they have become in the future. Originally titled Entre nos. Filmed in Brazil.

The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders
After 40 years of photographing international conflicts and major events in human history, Sebastião Salgado journeys on a new path to find some of the most pristine flora and fauna on the planet. Winner of 12 awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Brazil, Indonesia and Russia.

Bay of All Saints (2012)
Director: Annie Eastman
This documentary follows the lives of three single mothers who live in urban poverty in palafitas—shacks built on stilts above water slums. The mothers, and hundreds of families, are promised new government housing because the government wants to reclaim the bay for ecological restoration. Filmed in Salvador de Bahia.

Neighboring Sounds (2012)
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
When an independent private security firm arrives in a middle-class neighborhood in Recife, Brazil, the residents feel a sense of both safety and anxiety. This film reflects on Brazilian history and noise. Originally titled O Som ao Redor. Filmed in multiple locations including Recife.

The Invisible Collection (2012)
Director: Bernard Attal
When Beto learns from his mother that the family finances are in peril, he goes on a journey to find a wealthy cocoa plantation owner who had bought a collection of valuable prints 40 years earlier from Beto’s art dealer father. Hoping to buy the prints back, Beto is challenged when the plantation owner’s wife and daughter are hostile to him when he arrives on their land. Filmed in Salvador de Bahia.

Long Road North (2008)
Director: Ian Hinkle
This modern-day “Motorcycle Diaries” documentary takes viewers on a long road trip through 18 countries, beginning at the southern tip of Argentina. Ride along through Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru and more. Filmed in multiple locations including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Peru.

Ó Pai, Ó: Look at This (2007)
Director: Monique Gardenberg
Tenants who live in a falling-to-pieces tenement house try to get by on creativity, humor, irony and music during the Carnival. This film was nominated for four awards. Filmed in Salvador de Bahia.

Posthumous Memories (2001)
Director: André Klotzel
Based on Machado de Assis’s The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, this comedy-drama follows wealthy Bras Cubas as he recounts his life after his death. This film has won awards for Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay, as well as the Kikito Critics Prize. Originally titled Memórias Póstumas. Filmed in multiple locations including Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia.

Central Station (1998)
Director: Walter Salles
Josue, a 9-year-old boy, has never met his father. His mother send letters to his father through Dora, an elderly woman who works at a Rio de Janeiro central station. Dora writes letters for customers and then mails them. When Josue’s mother dies in a car accident, Dora travels with him to find his father. Originally titled Central do Brasil. Filmed in various locations throughout Brazil.

Moon Over Parador (1988)
Director: Paul Mazursky
When Jack Noah, an unknown actor, is in Parador at the time of the dictator’s death, he is asked to play the dictator in real life. Jack is able to convince the masses that he is the dictator, but not his close confidants. Filmed in multiple locations including Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia.

Burden of Dreams (1982)
Director: Les Blank
This documentary focuses on the production of Werner Herzog’s epic Fitzcarraldo (1982) and how the film was made despite problems that took place during the shooting, such as inclement weather and the war between Peru and Ecuador. Filmed in various locations throughout Brazil and Peru.

The Given Word (1962)
Director: Anselmo Duarte
When Zé do Burro’s donkey becomes terminally ill, Zé promises that he will give his land to the poor and carry a cross all the way from his farm to the Saint Bárbara Church in Salvador, Bahia, where he will offer the cross to the local priest. In 1962, this film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival; one year later, it became the first Brazilian and South American film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Originally titled O Pagador de Promessas. Filmed in Salvador de Bahia.

Holiday for Lovers (1959)
Director: Henry Levin
When Meg goes on a 4-week tour in São Paulo and gets engaged to an older mentor’s son, she decides to stay for an additional six weeks. Meg’s father, upon hearing about Meg’s extended stay in Brazil and unaware of the engagement, takes his wife and younger daughter to Brazil to find out Meg’s motives for extending her stay. Filmed in multiple locations including Rio de Janeiro.

Our Virgin Island (1958)
Director: Pat Jackson
Evan and Tina are newlyweds who decide they do not need the comforts of modern society and buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands. Originally titled Virgin Island. Filmed in the British Virgin Islands.

Yasmine (2014)
Directors: Siti Kamaluddin and Man-Ching Chan
This coming-of-age action film is about Yasmine, a young woman who wants to win over her school crush by becoming a champion of silat—Indonesia’s version of kung fu. Even though Yasmine argues with her father and two best friends about her passions, she is determined to follow her dreams.

The Foreigner (I) (2012)
Director: Niki Iliev
When a Frenchman falls in love with a sassy Bulgarian woman he follows his heart, which leads him to look for her and the village where she lives without knowing the language or the culture. Filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
Director: Stephan Komandarev
When a young Bulgarian man living in Germany is in a car accident and loses his memory, his grandfather organizes a spiritual journey to take him back to his past, to the country from which he came. Originally titled Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade. Filmed in multiple locations including Karlovo, Bulgaria.

I Am David (2004)
Director: Paul Feig
Twelve-year-old David escapes from a Bulgarian communist concentration camp with little more than a compass, a sealed letter, a loaf of bread and instructions to carry the letter to Copenhagen, Denmark. Filmed in Bulgaria.

Aszparuh (1981)
Director: Ludmil Staikov
This epic screen presentation tells the story of the creation, the consolidation and the power of the First Bulgarian Kingdom and the first Bulgarian ruler, Khan Asparuh.

Wish You Were Here (2012)
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Four friends go on vacation to Southeast Asia, but things take a turn for the worse when one of them goes missing. Soon, secrets leading up to the night of the disappearance are revealed. Filmed in multiple locations including Sihanoukville.

Same Same But Different (2010)
Director: Detlev Buck
During a post-graduation summer trip to Cambodia, Benjamin Prüfer falls for Sreykeo Solvan. When he returns home to Germany, he discovers that Sreykeo is sick—and makes it his responsibility to save her. This film is based on a true story. Filmed in Cambodia, Germany and Malaysia.

The Sea Wall (2009)
Director: Rithy Panh
An exasperated widow finds herself troubled when her adult children leave to find their independence; at the same time, she must try to erect a barrier against the sea to protect her rice fields from flooding. Originally titled Un barrage contre le Pacifique. Filmed in Cambodia.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up again years later, but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam in which a con man is involved goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

Lord Jim (1965)
Director: Richard Brooks
James Burke, a distinguished midshipman who rises to the rank of executive officer, is put ashore after suffering a broken foot. After his recovery, Jim signs on as the executive officer of a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew and a barbarous captain. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Hong Kong, China.

The Shape of Water (2017)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Elisa, an orphan and a mute, cleans labs at a top-secret research facility. When she discovers a classified experiment on an amphibious creature, her life is changed forever. This multi-award-winning film won the Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year in 2018. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Ontario, Canada.

Maudie (2016)
Director: Aisling Walsh
Set in 1930s rural Nova Scotia, this film is about a woman, Maud, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. Despite her arthritic pain, Maud decides to seek work and negotiates her way into a job as a housekeeper in exchange for room and board. To keep a positive attitude, Maud begins to paint and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. Filmed in Newfoundland.

Moving Day (2012)
Director: Mike Clattenburg
When a moving company begins to fall apart, a group of four men who work for the company must learn how to face their challenges and move forward in life. Filmed in Halifax.

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson (2011)
Director: Trish Dolman
This documentary chronicles the life of Paul Watson, a man determined to save the planet and its oceans and a controversial figure in the environmental movement. Filmed in multiple locations including Santiago, Chile and Vancouver, Canada.

1981 (2009)
Director: Ricardo Trogi
This charming coming-of-age film captures the 1980s with remarkable detail. Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding a family move to a new neighborhood when he was 11 years old. Filmed in Quebec.

Helen (2009)
Director: Sandra Nettelbeck
When Helen, a woman who seems to have it all, is diagnosed with clinical depression, she must come to terms with the things that have happened and are happening in her life before her depression swallows her. Filmed in Vancouver.

One Week (2008)
Director: Michael McGowan
This film chronicles Ben Tyler’s motorcycle journey from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia, with stops at iconic landmarks along the way, as Ben seeks to find meaning in his life. Filmed in various locations throughout Canada.

The Red Violin (1998)
Director: François Girard
This film follows a famous Nicolò Bussotti violin as a collector tries to establish the identity and secrets of “the red violin” in a story that spans four centuries and five countries. This film received an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Originally titled Le violon rouge. Filmed in multiple locations including Montreal, Canada; Vienna, Austria; and Shanghai, China.

Double Happiness (1995)
Director: Mina Shum
Jade Li is caught between Chinese traditions and Western sensibilities. Her family wants her to cast aside her desire to become an actress to instead date and marry a nice Chinese boy. While trying to please her family, Jade remains true to herself. Filmed in Vancouver.

Black Robe (1991)
Director: Bruce Beresford
Set in Quebec, New France, 1634, this film is about Jesuits who travel up the St. Lawrence River to make contact with a mission in the Huron nation. A young Jesuit priest attempts to convert the tribes while surviving the harsh winter. Filmed in multiple locations including Saguenay.

Agnes of God (1985)
Director: Norman Jewison
When Sister Agnes gives birth at a convent and the baby dies, she has no memory of the event and an investigation begins. Mother Superior Miriam Ruth wants Agnes to be left alone, while a psychiatrist wants to help her as well as uncover any wrongdoers. Filmed in multiple locations including Montreal and Toronto.

Klondike Fever (1980)
Director: Peter Carter
In 1898, Jack London embarks on an epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields. Filmed in multiple locations including Vancouver, British Columbia.

Cry of the Wild (1973)
Director: Bill Mason
Filmed over three years in the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, the High Arctic and near the Gatineau Hills in Quebec, this nature documentary offers viewers access to moments never before seen on film, and dispels the myth of the bloodthirsty wolf. Filmed in multiple locations including Gatineau Hills and the Northwest Territories.

My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Director: Claude Jutra
Told from the point of view of a 15-year-old boy, this film examines life in the Maurice Duplessis–era Asbestos region of rural Quebec prior to the Asbestos Strike of 1949. This film was selected as the Canadian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 44th Academy Awards. Originally titled Mon oncle Antoine. Filmed in Quebec.

A Place in the Caribbean (2017)
Director: Juan Carlos Fanconi
Gael, an author, arrives on the island of Roatán to finish his last novel, while Sofía and her father are forced to remain on the island when they miss their cruise ship. All at once, three love stories unfold. Originally titled Un lugar en el Caribe.

Endless Poetry (2016)
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Seen and told through Alejandro Jodorowsky’s eyes and voice, this documentary shares Alejandro’s journey to find beauty and inner truth by living authentically and freely. From liberating himself from limitations to finding comfort in bohemian artistic circles in the 1940s, Alejandro has committed himself to creating spiritual and artistic awareness worldwide. Winner at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Originally titled Poesía sin fin. Filmed in Santiago.

Neruda (2016)
Director: Pablo Larraín
When Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize–winning Chilean poet, joins the Communist Party in the late 1940s, he becomes a fugitive in his home country and is hunted down by an inspector. Winner of nine awards, including two wins at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Filmed in various locations throughout Chile.

The Pearl Button (2015)
Director: Patricio Guzmán
This documentary focuses on water, from a perspective of the ocean containing history and the sea holding voices. With its 2,670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, Chile’s landscape is supernatural; glaciers, mountains and volcanoes hold the voices of Patagonian indigenous people, the first English sailors and political prisoners. This documentary has won 11 awards. Originally titled El botón de nácar. Filmed in Patagonia and the Atacama Desert.

Redeemer (2014)
Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza
A former hit man for a drug cartel finds redemption and pays for his sins by becoming a vigilante. Filmed in Chile.

The Magnetic Tree (2013)
Director: Isabel de Ayguavives
When Bruno returns to Chile to say goodbye to his family home, which is now for sale, he pays a visit to a local and curious place, the “magnetic tree.” After visiting the magnetic tree, Bruno experiences feelings nearly forgotten. Winner of three awards. Originally titled El árbol magnético. Filmed in Santiago.

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson (2011)
Director: Trish Dolman
This documentary chronicles the life of Paul Watson, a man determined to save the planet and its oceans and a controversial figure in the environmental movement. Filmed in multiple locations including Santiago, Chile and Vancouver, Canada.

180° South (2010)
Director: Chris Malloy
Inspired by a legendary journey, this documentary captures Jeff Johnson’s travels from California to Patagonia as he follows in the footsteps of his heroes, Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins. While en route, Jeff gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life and eventually meets his heroes in a hut on a rainy day. Filmed in multiple locations including Easter Island, Chile; Patagonia, Chile; and the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
Director: Patricio Guzmán
In the Chilean Atacama Desert, two searches take place—one by a woman searching for the remains of loved ones murdered by Pinochet’s regime, and the other by astronomers seeking answers to questions about the cosmos. Originally titled Nostalgia de la luz. Filmed in Chile.

Bombón: El Perro (2004)
Director: Carlos Sorín
Juan “Coco” Villegas is down on his luck after finding himself jobless overnight. At 52, after having been a gas station attendant for 20 years, finding work is difficult. One day, after fixing a vehicle, Coco is given a puppy as payment. After the puppy wins first prize at a local dog show, Coco’s life starts to turn around. Winner of four awards. Originally titled El perro. Filmed in various locations throughout Argentina.

Rapa-Nui (2004)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
On Easter Island, Chile, the Long Ears and the Short Ears tribes are at war, with the ruling class demanding larger moai (stone statues). When a ruling-class warrior falls in love with a lower-class girl, he must make a decision on where he stands. Filmed in Easter Island, Chile and New South Wales, Australia.

The Lost Gods of Easter Island (2004)
Director: Kate Broome
In this TV documentary, David Attenborough finds himself traveling from Russia to Australia and from England to the Pacific after a simple carved figure is bought at an auction in New York. On his journey, David explores the history of the Easter Island maoi.

All You Need Is Love (2015)
Directors: Richie Jen and Andy Luo
When a poor boy from Penghu and a rich Chinese girl from China’s Shanxi province meet, they do not see eye to eye. In time, however, they discover that they have more in common than what their upbringings would suggest—including their love for one another. Originally titled Luo pao ba ai qing.

The Naked Terra Cotta Warriors (2015)
Director: Lynnette Singer
Narrated by Alice Arnold, this documentary explores over 81 pits excavated by archaeologists to uncover over 100,000 terra cotta figures, the hidden army of Emperor Jing Di. Filmed in Xian, China.

Breakup Buddies (2014)
Director: Ning Ho
China’s highest-grossing film of 2014, Breakup Buddies is a farcical comedy about love on the rebound. Filmed in the Hunan Province, China.

Forgetting to Know You (2014)
Director: Quan Ling
Xuesong’s husband becomes suspicious of his wife’s relationship with a real estate magnate. Filmed in China.

My Old Classmate (2014)
Director: Frant Gwo
Titled after the popular song of the same name, this romantic film tells the story of a young couple and the struggles they face as their relationship grows. Originally titled Tong zhuo de ni. Filmed in Beijing and Xiamen.

American Dreams in China (2013)
Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
This drama is a rags-to-riches story about three young men from different backgrounds with one goal: to help Chinese teenagers’ dreams come true by building an English language school in China. Spanning nearly 30 years, this film highlights historic moments in Chinese history. Filmed in China.

Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (2013)
Director: Chi Po-lin
This documentary reveals the beauty of Taiwan from a bird’s-eye view and highlights both the natural splendor and the growth of Taiwan as seen in its urbanization. Filmed in Taiwan.

Falling Flowers (2012)
Director: Jianqi Huo
This film is about Xiao Hong, a renowned writer and strong woman whose life was marked by poverty and sacrifice.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’s approval on an invention he has created that will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man who is traveling to Thailand to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand and Beijing, China.

People’s Park (2012)
Directors: Libbie Dina Cohn and J. P. Sniadecki
This heartwarming documentary shot in busy Chengdu Square allows us to observe urbanites engaged in relaxation. From karaoke to break dancing, young lovers to the elderly, all pass by at the center of Sichuan. This film was an Ann Arbor Film Festival Jury Award winner for Best Cinematography. Filmed in Chengdu, China.

Samsara (2012)
Director: Ron Fricke
This documentary transports viewers to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders. Shot on 70-millimeter film and filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries on five continents; locations include Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Bangkok, Thailand.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
Director: Daniel Hsia
Sam is a New York attorney who is sent to Shanghai for work, but soon finds himself tangled in a legal mess that could cost him his job. After meeting several people with the right connections, Sam believes he may have found a way out of the mess he is in while experiencing beautiful Shanghai. Filmed in New York City, New York and Shanghai, China.

This Means War (2012)
Director: McG
When two best friends, who are also benched CIA agents, fall for the same woman, they decide to let her choose who she wants to pursue a relationship with. But they are keeping tabs on each other and try to sabotage the other’s dates with her. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Old Dog (2011)
Director: Pema Tseden
A family on the Himalayan plains realizes that their dog is worth a fortune, but Grandfather refuses to sell his beloved pet. Hong Kong International Film Festival winner, Golden DV Award. Filmed in Tibet.

Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Director: Arvin Chen
A young Taiwanese man, Kai, wants nothing more than to be with his girlfriend, who is in Paris. To keep himself busy, he studies French night after night in a bookstore. When a woman who works at the bookstore notices him, Kai discovers that his desire for companionship can be fulfilled right at home in Taipei. Originally titled Yi ye Taibei. Filmed in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Ocean Heaven (2010)
Director: Xiaolu Xue
When a father discovers that he is terminally ill, he becomes determined to teach his autistic son the life skills needed in order for him to live on his own. Originally titled Hai yang tian tang. Filmed in Longkou and Qing Dao.

Once Upon a Time in Tibet (2010)
Director: Wei Dai
The relationship between a young Tibetan woman and an American pilot at the beginning of World War II is examined, as well as cultural taboos. Filmed in Tibet.

I Come with the Rain (2009)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Kline, an ex–Los Angeles cop and now private eye, is hired to find the missing son of a powerful conglomerate boss. He meets up with a former coworker who now works for the Hong Kong police, and together they follow the faint trail of the missing son to a local gangster. Haunted by memories, Kline has a hard time focusing on his work in Hong Kong. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong, China and Los Angeles, California.

Pinoy Sunday (2009)
Director: Wi Ding Ho
When a pair of migrant Filipino workers happen upon an abandoned red couch, they decide to take it back to their dormitory. Unable to find a way to get the couch home by vehicle, they have no choice but to carry it on foot. Soon, their Sunday turns into an adventure of self-discovery. Filmed in multiple locations including the Philippines and Taipei City, Taiwan.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, two sons and two other women, Old Wu is losing patience with his attempts to assassinate Yee, an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai. Old Wu enlists Kuang, Mak Tai Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie. Filmed in multiple locations throughout China and Malaysia.

Lu Cheng (2006)
Director: Yang Chao
Looking for meaning to their lives, two students journey across rural China with the hope of purchasing rare mushrooms to sell back home. Along the way, they are forced to decide whether to continue journeying or continue their education.

China and the Forbidden City (2005)
Director: Tom Priestley
This 60-minute documentary explores the art, architecture and history of the imperial city.

Journey Along the Silk Road (2005)
Director: Ken Ogata
This documentary charts the history of Asia’s Silk Road. Filmed in various locations on the Silk Road.

The World (2005)
Director: Zhangke Jia
The World, a theme park designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks, is seen through the eyes of a few of its staff. Originally titled Shijie. Filmed in Beijing.

South of the Clouds (2004)
Director: Zhu Wen
A retiree fulfills a lifelong dream to travel to the southern province of Yunnan. Filmed in Yunnan Province, China.

Two Great Sheep (2004)
Director: Liu Hao
A gentle satire about a peasant couple charged with caring for two imported sheep and breeding them for the community. Filmed in Yunnan Province, China.

The Medallion (2003)
Director: Gordon Chan
While Hong Kong detective Eddie Yang is working with Interpol to catch international criminal Snakehead, he dies but is brought back to life when the two halves of an ancient medallion are joined together by a boy who is considered the chosen one. This medallion transforms Eddie into an immortal warrior. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong, China; Dublin, Ireland; and Thailand.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
Director: Dai Sijie

Three young friends secretly devour hidden books banned by the Chinese government during the Cultural Revolution, their favorite author being Honoré de Balzac. This film was a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in Sichuan Province, China.

Hero (2002)
Director: Zhang Yimou
Jet Li stars in this visually stunning masterpiece from the director of Raise the Red Lantern. Set in ancient feudal China, this simple tale is rendered in breathtaking color. Originally titled Ying xiong. Filmed in various locations throughout China.

A Sigh (2000)
Director: Feng Xiaogang
While working in Hainan, Liang Yazhou, a TV screenwriter, is assigned a young, pretty assistant, Li Xiaodan. Yazhou is married, but the attraction between him and Xiaodan is strong and draws the two together. In order to be near his wife and hopefully avoid an affair, he returns to his wife in Beijing, along with his new assistant. Originally titled Yi sheng tan xi.

In the Mood for Love (2000)
Director: Wong Kar-wai
After suspecting that their spouses are engaging in extramarital activities, two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong friendship that they agree to keep platonic. Originally titled Fa yeung nin wa. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia, China and Thailand.

The Road Home (1999)
Director: Yimou Zhang
When businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his village from the city for the funeral of his father, he is reminded of the magical story of how his mother and father first met. Originally titled Wo de fu qin mu qin.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
The true story of Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer, who befriended the Dalai Lama during China’s occupation of Tibet. This film was a Grammy and Golden Globe nominee. Filmed in Tibet.

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Director: Kaige Chen
This is a film with two parallel, intertwined stories of two performers in the Beijing Opera and the woman who comes between them. Originally titled Ba wang bie ji.

Red Sorghum (1988)
Director: Yimou Zhang
A young Chinese woman is sent to marry the undesirable owner of a winery, but falls in love with one of his servants. Originally titled Hong gao liang. Filmed in China.

King of the Children (1987)
Director: Kaige Chen
A young man is dispatched to teach at a rural school in the Yunnan province. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. Filmed in Yunnan Province, China.

The Last Emperor (1987)
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
This film tells the story of Puyi—from his exalted birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City to his decline and dissolute lifestyle, and, finally, to his obscure existence as a peasant worker in the People’s Republic. Filmed in multiple locations including Beijing and Dalian.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Director: Robert Wise
Naval engineer Jake Holman (Steve McQueen) is sent on a mission on the Yangtze River during the Chinese Revolution of 1926. Nominated for eight Academy Awards. Filmed in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Lord Jim (1965)
Director: Richard Brooks
James Burke, a distinguished midshipman who rises to the rank of executive officer, is put ashore after suffering a broken foot. After his recovery, Jim signs on as the executive officer of a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew and a barbarous captain. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Hong Kong, China.

Shanghai Express (1932)
Director: Josef von Sternberg
This classic film is about Shanghai Lil, a “woman who lives by her wits along the China coast.” During a dangerous train ride to Shanghai, Lil rediscovers a former lover.

Chasing Fireflies (2013)
Director: Roberto Flores Prieto
Manrique’s work, watching an abandoned salt mine in an obscure corner of the Colombian Caribbean, isolates him from the world. He is content with being alone until his 13-year-old daughter, whom he has ignored, and a dog that chases fireflies show up. Originally titled Cazando luciérnagas. Filmed in Galerazamba, Bolivar, Colombia.

The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
Director: Mitch Davis
When a middle-class boy from Idaho Falls becomes a Mormon missionary in the remote island kingdom of Tonga during the 1950s, he discovers friends and wisdom in the most unlikely places. Filmed in multiple locations including Rarotonga, Cook Islands and Auckland, New Zealand.

South Pacific (1958)
Director: Joshua Logan
While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. As the war gets closer, the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes a serious drama.

After Words (2015)
Director: Juan Feldman
When a librarian loses her job and lust for life she travels to Costa Rica, where she meets a lively tour guide. She inspires him and he encourages her to embrace pura vida—the Costa Rican motto that means “pure life.” Filmed in Costa Rica.

A Small Section of the World (2014)
Director: Lesley Chilcott
This documentary shows how a group of resourceful women from a remote region of Costa Rica came together to change the culture for themselves, their families and their coffee-growing communities.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

A Ojos Cerrados (2010)
Director: Hernán Jiménez
Delia, a young woman who lives with the grandparents who raised her, has her life turned upside down just as her career is beginning to take off when her grandmother, Maga, dies unexpectedly. Delia wants to fulfill her grandmother’s wish that her ashes be dispersed in the Caribbean, but does not want to pass up the new management position she has just been offered.

El cielo rojo (2008)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Berny, Manuel and Nestor are high school friends who have no plans for the future, partly because they do not think Costa Rica offers them any opportunities. The friends must handle their internal conflicts individually and as a group. Filmed in San José, Costa Rica.

Caribe (2004)
Director: Esteban Ramírez
Vincente runs a banana plantation with Abigail on the coast in Limón Province and finds himself faced with multiple problems all at once: banana prices are falling, creating problems with the plantation’s finances; an oil company is trying to obtain off-shore drilling rights; and he finds himself attracted to Abigail’s newly discovered half sister, Irene, who has shown up at the plantation out of the blue. Filmed in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Director: Léa Pool
When a 10-year-old boy is diagnosed with a terminal illness, his mother finds a renowned entomologist to take them on an adventure through the jungle to fulfill the boy’s dream: to catch an elusive Blue Morpho butterfly. Based on a true story. Filmed in multiple locations including Limón, Costa Rica and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

Classic: Rain Forest (1993)
Production Company: National Geographic
Explore the lush, tropical rainforests of Costa Rica with researchers as they study leaf-cutting ants, basilisk lizards, howler monkeys and more.

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Director: Ridley Scott
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas, this big-budget film explores both the discovery and the unfortunate effects Europeans had on the original inhabitants. Filmed in multiple locations including Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Spain.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

Just Between Us (2010)
Director: Rajko Grlić
Set in Zagreb, this movie follows two middle-aged brothers leading parallel lives and navigating a web of relationships with their wives, children and mistresses. Filmed in Zagreb, Croatia.

The Horseman (2003)
Director: Branko Ivanda
This fascinating film is set in the early 18th century in the place where the borders of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice meet. The action and conflicts examine the struggles of living between two empires and two faiths: Catholicism and Islam. Originally titled Konjanik. Filmed in Zadar.

Marsal (1999)
Director: Vinko Brešan
In this light comedy, the ghost of revolutionary Marshall Tito appears to some citizens on the Dalmatian island of Vis. As news spreads, the mayor sees the event as a tourist attraction and, to capitalize on Tito’s ghost, transforms Vis into a Communist-era outpost.

How the War Started on My Island (1996)
Director: Vinko Brešan
In this bold black comedy, it is 1991 on an unnamed Croatian island and the Croatian parliament has declared the island’s independence from Yugoslavia. But conscripts from the Yugoslav People’s Army barricade themselves in a garrison, refusing to leave. Originally titled Kako je počeo rat na mom otoku. Filmed in Primosten and Šibenik.

One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away (1970)
Director: Krešo Golik
Considered by some critics to be the best Croatian film ever made, this dramatic comedy set in the 1930s is told through the eyes of six-year-old Perica, who watches as a man at a family picnic tries to seduce his mother while his clueless father takes no notice. Originally titled Tko pjeva zlo ne misli. Filmed in Zagreb.

A Tuba to Cuba (2018)
Directors: T. G. Herrington and Danny Clinch
Travel with one of New Orleans’s most beloved bands, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as they go on a musical journey to trace their roots that takes them from the city of jazz to the streets of Cuba. This powerful documentary shares the moving connections the band makes with some of Cuba’s most iconic musicians. Filmed in multiple locations including Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Dancing for My Havana (2015)
Director: Claudio Del Punta

Young Cuban dancers are passionate about the music and dance that can be found only in their country, but struggle to achieve fame and fortune. Filmed in Havana.

The Secret Caribbean with Trevor McDonald (TV) (2013)
Production Company: PBS Distribution
Explore the Caribbean with Sir Trevor McDonald as he travels 2,000 miles to capture the beauty of the region, from giant sea turtles in Grenada to the world’s finest coffee beans in the Blue Mountains, and Sir Richard Branson’s private island resort to lively Havana.

Una Noche (2013)
Director: Lucy Mulloy
When Raúl is accused of assault in Havana, he is forced to flee and appeals to his friend, Elio, to help him escape to Miami. But Elio is torn between protecting his sister and his own desire to leave Havana. Filmed in Havana.

El Medico: The Cubaton Story (2011)
Director: Daniel Fridell
El Medico, a young Cuban doctor and musician, is torn between fulfilling his mother’s dream of him doing his duty to the state as a doctor or pursuing art. To complicate matters, El Medico does not agree with his European music producer, Michel, who craves fame and fortune at any cost. This film won the Best Documentary Film award at the New York Latino Film Festival. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, Cuba and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the “developed” world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels, the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, London, Paris and Tokyo.

El Benny (2006)
Director: Jorge Luis Sánchez
This musical drama explores the life of Cuban bandleader, singer and songwriter Benny Moré. Set in the early 1950s when Benny formed his own “Banda Gigante,” with flashbacks of Benny’s life. Filmed in Havana.

The Good Shepherd (2006)
Director: Robert De Niro
When Edward Wilson investigates a possible information leak that may have tipped off Castro during the Bay of Pigs invasion, he experiences flashbacks of his life that lead back to the present.

Boxers and Ballerinas (2004)
Directors: Mike Cahill and Brit Marling
This documentary goes beyond the romantic mystery of Cuba, the Miami stereotype and US-Cuba relations straight to the passions of two Cubans and two Cuban-Americans as they chase their dreams while being forever tied to each other by their cultural heritage. This film won the Best of the Fest Documentary award at the Breckenridge Festival of Film and the Director’s Award for Global Landscapes at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. Filmed in multiple locations including Miami, Florida and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Havana Suite (2003)
Director: Fernando Pérez
This simple yet moving documentary follows the lives of ten ordinary Cubans in Havana, using only sounds and images accompanied by music. Originally titled Suite Habana. Filmed in Havana.

Cuba Feliz (2000)
Director: Karim Dridi
Called “a living memory of Cuban bolero,” Miguel del Morales, also known as El Gallo (“The Rooster”), sings about the joys and sufferings of his countrymen in his rich voice as he travels throughout Cuba with his guitar, performing in courtyards, friends’ homes and bars. This documentary was nominated for the CICAE Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Filmed in Cuba.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Director: Wim Wenders
This documentary features legendary Cuban musicians talking about their lives in Cuba. Footage includes songs being recorded in Havana and concerts in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and in Amsterdam. Filmed in Havana, Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Havana (1990)
Director: Sydney Pollack
When a professional gambler, Jack, travels to Havana to organize a big poker game, he falls in love with a woman who is married to a Cuban revolutionary. Jack finds himself torn between the man he could be and the man he is.

Sensei Redenshon (2013)
Director: German Gruber Jr.
Sandro, convicted of illegal street fighting and gambling, is released from prison and discovers that his only son, Shendel, has followed in his footsteps. In order to win back Shendel’s trust and protect him from a life of danger, Sandro must confront his toughest test yet. Filmed in Willemstad.

33 Great Cities of Europe (2013)
Director: Marlin Darrah
Filmed in high definition, this documentary takes you to Europe’s most famous regions and cities. With acclaimed filmmaker Marlin Darrah as your guide, discover their architecture, culture and history.

Roads and Oranges (2009)
Director: Aliki Danezi-Knutsen
Two sisters, Dafni and Anna, are met with surprises and realizations about themselves when they go on a journey to find their missing father. Originally titled Dromoi kai portokalia. Filmed in Nicosia, Cyprus.

The Last Homecoming (2008)
Director: Korinna Avraamidou
A young couple from Athens travels to Cyprus to spend the summer with family, but their holiday soon turns serious when family members reveal betrayals, infidelities and passions. Originally titled O teleftaios gyrismos.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
Director: Niki Caro
When Germany invades Poland, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, hide 300 persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight from the Germans. Winner of Political Film Society, USA and Seattle Jewish Film Festival awards. Filmed in Prague, Czech Republic.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

The Brothers Bloom (2009)
Director: Rian Johnson
Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo star in this comedic caper about sibling confidence men who take on a final job that sends them around the world. Filmed in multiple locations including the Czech Republic, Montenegro and Serbia.

Flame & Citron (2008)
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
In this action-drama, we follow two Danish resistance fighters, Flame and Citron, who kill Danish Nazis and collaborators without hesitation until they are no longer certain whom their targets represent. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; and Prague, Czech Republic.

The Illusionist (2006)
Director: Neil Burger
In late 19th-century Vienna, Duchess Sophie von Teschen is reunited with renowned illusionist Eisenheim after 15 years. The duchess and Eisenheim realize that they still love each other, but she is soon to be wed to the Crown Prince Leopold in what for him would be a marriage solely in pursuit of power. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague.

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Director: Liev Schreiber
This comedy-drama follows a young Jewish American man, Jonathan, as he travels from Odessa into the heart of Ukraine. With little more than a photograph and the name of a village, Jonathan hires a tour company to help him find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II. Filmed in Odessa, Ukraine and Prague, Czech Republic.

Immortal Beloved (1994)
Director: Bernard Rose
This film looks at the life and death of Ludwig van Beethoven, including a famous love letter Beethoven wrote to a nameless beloved. Ludwig van Beethoven dies and his assistant/friend Schindler proceeds to deal with his last will and testament. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Director: Philip Kaufman
Just as three intimately close friends are becoming deeply involved with the events of the Prague Spring of 1968, Soviet tanks crush the nonviolent rebels and their lives are changed forever. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague.

Amadeus (1984)
Director: Milos Forman
This is the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his rival Antonio Salieri. Salieri, a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God’s rewards for his piety, wishes he were as good a musician as Mozart and is perplexed as to why God favors him. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague.

Yentl (1983)
Director: Barbra Streisand
Yentl Mendel is the boyishly klutzy daughter and only child of long-widowed Rebbe Mendel. Rebbe teaches the Talmud to local boys and to Yentl, but secretly because girls are not allowed to learn the law. When her father dies, Yentl disguises herself as a boy in order to get admitted to a yeshiva, to study the texts, traditions, Talmud and more. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague.

Land of Mine (2015)
Director: Martin Zandvliet
After World War II, Lieutenant Ebbe Jensen orders Sergeant Carl Rasmussen to oversee the removal of 45,000 landmines on the Danish West Coast to make the beaches safe. German prisoners of war—all teenagers—have been selected to complete the work with the promise of freedom after the mines have been removed. In time, Rasmussen becomes protective of the young boys, which goes against his military responsibilities. This film was a 2017 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Originally titled Under sandet. Filmed in Oksbøllejren and Varde, Denmark.

NOMA: My Perfect Storm (2015)
Director: Pierre Deschamps
This documentary explores what it takes to be the best restaurant in the world. NOMA, René Redzepi’s Copenhagen-based restaurant, was voted the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Filmed in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen (2014)
Director: Mark Raso
This coming-of-age film follows an immature young man traveling through Europe. He pauses in Copenhagen, the city of his birth, to deliver a letter written by his dead father to his grandfather. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen and Skagen.

A Royal Affair (2012)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
When British Princess Caroline is forced to marry the mad King Christian VII of Denmark, she finds herself miserable—until Dr. Johann Struensee, an ordinary man of Enlightenment, influences the king to begin passing reforms in Denmark. Nominated for one Academy Award and one Golden Globe. Originally titled En kongelig affaere. Filmed in multiple locations including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Sweden.

Flame & Citron (2008)
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
In this action-drama, we follow two Danish resistance fighters, Flame and Citron, who kill Danish Nazis and collaborators without hesitation until they are no longer certain whom their targets represent. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; and Prague, Czech Republic.

Babette’s Feast (1987)
Director: Gabriel Axel
Winner of an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and based on the Isak Dinesen story, a pair of 19th-century sisters from a dwindling and strict religion recall an episode from their younger days: After sacrificing their personal lives to care for their father, their lodger, Babette, selflessly prepared a lavish meal using money that she had secretly won in a lottery. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen.

Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Director: Bille August
When Lasse and his son Pelle leave Sweden for a better life in Denmark, they find work at a large farm. In order to adjust and fit in, Pelle learns how to speak Danish but is still treated as a foreigner. Originally titled Pelle erobreren. Filmed in Bornholm and Sjaelland.

Loves of a Dictator (1935)
Director: Victor Saville
This historic drama depicts the tumultuous 18th-century relationships between King Christian VII and his English consort, and between the queen and the royal physician. Originally titled The Dictator.

Nous près, nous loin (1986)
Director: Alain d’Aix
This documentary examines the Creole language and culture across four island territories in the Lesser Antilles: Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia. This film is also known as Creole Connections. Filmed in Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Sugar (2009)
Directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
At 19, Miguel “Sugar” Santos signs with Kansas City and ends up in Iowa on the Class A team The Swing. Far from home and living with a farm family, Miguel begins a journey into a culture that is completely different from his own. As he searches for his place in the world, he is faced with many challenges. Filmed in multiple locations including the Dominican Republic.

Miami Vice (2006)
Director: Michael Mann
Crockett and Tubbs find that their personal and professional lives are overlapping, with danger getting too close for comfort. This film is based on the 1980s TV action drama Miami Vice. Filmed in multiple locations including Miami, Florida; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

The Lost City (2006)
Director: Andy García
The son of a prominent family in Havana is caught in the severe transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the government of Fidel Castro. Castro’s regime eventually forces the man to flee to New York. Filmed in multiple locations including Santo Domingo.

Cenizas (2018)
Director: Juan Sebastian Jacome
Uncertainty surrounds Caridad when she is faced with confronting family conflicts, all while the volcano Cotopaxi is on the verge of eruption. When Caridad turns to her long-estranged father, Galo, lingering transgressions and strained communications make a reconciliation doubtful. Filmed in Quito and Cotopaxi.

Amazon Souls (2013)
Director: Sarah Begum
When Sarah Begum, a British explorer, travels to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest to live with the Huaorani tribe, she becomes one of them and captures their message in this documentary about protecting their land from exploitation. Filmed in the Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador and London, England.

How Much Further (2006)
Director: Tania Hermida
When a bus to Cuenca gets delayed, Tristeza and Esperanza decide to hitchhike. Along the way, the women meet people who help them reconsider the reasons behind their journey. Originally titled Qué tan lejos. Filmed in Ecuador.

Anytime Soon (2005)
Directors: Daniel Andrade and Anahí Hoeneisen
Five women from Quito, who have been friends since their teens, reunite after 14 years to visit Alejandra, a former classmate who is now sick. During their reunion, the women experience feelings of guilt, hope, loneliness and camaraderie. Originally titled Esas no son penas.

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Director: John Malkovich
When a series of attacks against people in politics escalates from remote villages to areas near the capital, Lieutenant Agustin Rejas is assigned to investigate. As a way to relieve the stress of the investigation, Rejas begins to keep company with a dancer and teacher of his teenage daughter’s ballet class. Filmed in multiple locations including Madrid, Spain; Porto, Portugal; and Quito, Ecuador.

The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Director: John Sturges
When an elderly fisherman makes the catch of a lifetime—a marlin bigger than his boat—it takes him several days to land the fish, which turns into a chance for the man to reminisce about the high points of his life. Filmed in multiple locations including Cuba, Ecuador, Panama and Peru.

Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids (2016)
Director: Karin Muller
In this documentary, Karin Muller fasts with local Muslims during the month of Ramadan and takes viewers on a journey through the streets of Cairo and into the community, including libraries and theater groups. Filmed in Egypt.

Egypt 3D (2013)
Directors: Benjamin Eicher and Timo Joh. Mayer
Look at Egypt like never before in this 3-D documentary that explores gods, hieroglyphs, mummification, pharaohs, pyramids and the Great Sphinx.

Feathered Dreams (2012)
Director: Andrew Rozhen
Based on a true story, this drama follows the life of a young Nigerian woman who is torn between her mother’s wishes for her to get a degree and her own dreams of becoming a singer, all while living in a country where she is faced with the challenges associated with being a foreigner. Filmed in Kiev.

Cairo Time (2009)
Director: Ruba Nadda
This romantic drama is about an unexpected love affair that catches a married woman and her husband’s colleague completely off-guard while exploring ancient Egypt by land and by sea. Filmed in Cairo and Giza.

Egypt Unwrapped (TV) (2008–2010)
Directors: David Lee, Ian A. Hunt and others
A stunning National Geographic production that explores Egypt’s greatest mysteries, including the construction of the pyramids, the legacy of Ramses II and the story behind the Screaming Man’s haunting expression. Originally titled Secrets of Egypt.

Whatever Lola Wants (2008)
Director: Nabil Ayouch
After Lola is encouraged to belly dance at a local restaurant, she decides that she wants to become a professional dancer and travels to Egypt to seek lessons from retired dancing star Ismahan. Lola also meets famous impresario Nasser Radi, who helps her perform at the prestigious Nile Tower. When she learns that Ismahan and Nasser were once lovers who were forced apart, she takes it upon herself to reunite the two. Filmed in multiple locations including Cairo and New York City.

The Exodus Decoded (2006)
Director: Simcha Jacobovici
The biblical exodus is explored in this documentary that shares archaeological evidence, explanations for the plagues that disrupted Egypt and thoughts on the time frame when the exodus may have taken place. Filmed in multiple locations including Egypt, Greece and Israel.

Mystery of the Nile (2005)
Director: Jordi Llompart
The epic 3,260-mile descent down the world’s greatest river has eluded humankind for centuries—until now. In this documentary, a team of explorers sets off to become the first to navigate the Blue Nile from source to sea. Filmed in multiple locations including Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.

Mysteries of Egypt (1998)
Director: Bruce Neibaur
A gorgeous visual survey of the history, ancient sites and natural wonders of Egypt as narrated by Egyptian actor Omar Sharif. Filmed in multiple locations including Cairo and Luxor.

Death on the Nile (1978)
Director: John Guillermin
Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) must unravel the mystery of heiress Linnet Ridgeway’s death on board the SS Karnak as it cruises the Nile. This all-star cast includes Jane Birkin, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Olivia Hussey, George Kennedy, David Niven and more. Filmed in multiple locations including Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo and Luxor.

Of Time, Tombs and Treasures (1977)
Director: James R. Messenger
This Academy Award–nominated documentary follows archaeologist Howard Carter to a hidden tomb in the Valley of the Kings and reenacts the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb.

Justine (1969)
Directors: George Cukor and Joseph Strick
When a young British schoolmaster and poet becomes friends with the wife of a Coptic banker, he discovers that she is plotting against the British with the intent of arming the Jewish underground in Palestine. When her plot is thwarted and she is sent to jail, he returns to England.

Luxor, Egypt (1912)
Director: Sidney Olcott
The work of prolific silent film director Sidney Olcott, this documentary takes viewers through the streets of a market in Luxor where day-to-day happenings are occurring among its people, including water carriers of the Nile and a native cobbler at work. Filmed in Luxor.

Darkest Hour (2017)
Director: Joe Wright
When Winston Churchill replaces Neville Chamberlain as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, he feels pressured to either begin peace negotiations with Hitler or take on the Nazi regime. This multi-award-winning film won Oscars for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling in 2018. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, Manchester and Yorkshire.

Dunkirk (2017)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Alternating among three different time periods, this film is about Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France who are stranded on Dunkirk during World War II and waiting for rescue while being surrounded by the German Army. This multi-award-winning film won three Oscars in 2018. Filmed in multiple locations including France, The Netherlands and the UK.

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
This film follows the life of independent Bathsheba Everdene and her exploration of love and relationships when three different suitors (a sheep farmer, a sergeant and a prosperous bachelor) vie for her attention. This film won two awards and was nominated for 11. Filmed in multiple locations including Buckinghamshire, England; Dorset, England; and Somerset, England.

A Long Way Down (2014)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
When four suicidal strangers find themselves on the same roof on New Year’s Eve, their plans for death are interrupted as they form a bond that helps each of them face the difficulties in their lives. Filmed in London.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

Another Woman’s Life (2012)
Director: Sylvie Testud

This is the story of a woman who wakes up one morning having forgotten ten years of her life. She wakes up thinking she is in the beginning of a romance which, in reality, is ending, and she discovers she is the mother of a young boy. Originally titled La vie d’une autre. Filmed in Belgium, France and Luxembourg.

Les Misérables (2012)
Director: Tom Hooper
Set in revolutionary Paris, this epic musical retells Victor Hugo’s timeless tale of Jean Valjean, who vows to turn his life of crime around despite being doggedly chased by Inspector Javert. The story culminates as turmoil engulfs Paris, leading to the Paris Uprising of 1832. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star; Hathaway won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Portsmouth, Hampshire; and France.

The Iron Lady (2011)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
In this biopic, Meryl Streep plays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, teetering on the edge of reality with dementia and recalling her rise and fall. Streep won an Oscar for her performance. Filmed in London.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the “developed” world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels, the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, London, Paris and Tokyo.

The King’s Speech (2010)
Director: Tom Hooper
Before becoming King George VI, “Bertie” suffered emotionally from stuttering, which many viewed as a reason why he should not be king. With the help of a radical speech therapist, George is finally able to manage his stuttering and gain the confidence needed to lead the country through war. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Buckinghamshire, England; and Berkshire, England.

The Trip (2010)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
When The Observer assigns Steve Coogan to review some of England’s best restaurants, Steve is excited to take his girlfriend along. But when she backs out, Steve reluctantly decides to take his best friend, Rob Brydon. Filmed in multiple locations in England.

Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Director: Julian Jarrold
This story of love and loss explores the memoirs of World War II Army captain Charles Ryder, invited to spend a summer at a grand estate owned by the family of his best friend. Brideshead Revisited garnered over ten nominations for achievement in film. Filmed in Oxford, England.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Director: Justin Chadwick
Sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn each seek the love of the passionate King Henry VIII during an important time in European history. Filmed in multiple locations including Dover.

Atonement (2007)
Director: Joe Wright
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, this powerful film unfolds over six decades, beginning in the 1930s when a crime with far-reaching consequences is committed. It won a Golden Globe for Best Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Dover.

The Queen (2006)
Director: Stephen Frears
Dame Helen Mirren turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in this film that profiles the Queen’s attempts to treat Princess Diana’s death as a private family matter. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Paris and Scotland.

Long Way Round (TV) (2004)
Directors: David Alexanian and Russ Malki
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel the world via motorcycles. Equipped with onboard cameras and one ride-along cameraman, Ewan and Charley travel 19,000 miles from London to New York. Filmed in multiple locations including Calgary, London and Luxembourg.

To Kill a King (2003)
Director: Mike Barker
This movie, about friendships and politics, recounts the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I. Filmed in multiple locations including Dover.

Gosford Park (2001)
Director: Robert Altman
In this period mystery-drama, co-written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, a dinner party at an English country house is disrupted by a murder, affecting the lives of both the upstairs guests and the downstairs servants. The movie boasts an incredible ensemble cast, including Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Clive Owen. Fellowes received a Best Writing Oscar for his contribution. Filmed in England.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Director: John Madden
This delightful, romantic comedy-drama depicts an imaginary love affair between the Bard and a budding actress who must dress as a man in order to land female roles in the playwright’s productions at the Globe Theater. The film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Gwyneth Paltrow and Best Supporting Actress for Judi Dench. Filmed in multiple locations throughout England.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Phuket and London.

Emma (1996)
Director: Douglas McGrath
Emma Woodhouse has not the slightest idea about her own feelings on love, but is perpetually trying to set up men and women who are wrong for each other. This film won three awards and was nominated for seven. Filmed in multiple locations including Dorset, England; London, England; and Somerset, England.

Land and Freedom (1995)
Director: Ken Loach
In the spring of 1936, a young unemployed journalist leaves his hometown of Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. This film won two Cannes Film Festival awards. Filmed in Mirambel, Spain and Liverpool, England.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Director: Ang Lee
When Elinor, Marianne and Margaret are taken in by a cousin after their father dies, the opportunity for the young women to marry becomes challenging. Family disapprovals and a forced separation, as well as mismatched love, test the strengths of budding romantic relationships. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Director: Mike Newell
This film follows Charles and his friends as they attend four weddings and one funeral. After wondering if he will ever experience true love, Charles, a committed bachelor, thinks that he has found the one when he meets an American woman, Carrie. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Directors: Charles Crichton and John Cleese
Four unlikely personalities team up to commit a robbery, then begin to betray one another. Starring Academy Award winner for Best Actor Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis. Filmed in Oxford, England.

Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
Director: Chris Bernard
When Peter and Sergei, two Soviet sailors, spend one night in Liverpool they meet two women, Elaine and Theresa. Elaine and Peter fall in love, but Peter and Sergei must board their ship the next day. Elaine decides to write a letter to Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, asking to be reunited with Peter. This film was a winner at the Quimper New Wave Festival in 1986 and the Venice Film Festival in 1985. Filmed in multiple locations including Liverpool.

Oxford Blues (1984)
Director: Robert Boris
A young American (Rob Lowe) pursues his crush to Oxford University, where he enrolls in an attempt to win her heart. Filmed in Oxford, England.

Birth of the Beatles (1979)
Director: Richard Marquand
Learn about the Beatles during the Hamburg years when they signed with Brian Epstein, just before their rise during the 1960s. Filmed in multiple locations including Liverpool and Hamburg, Germany.

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Regarded as one of Kubrick’s finest, this film tells the story of an Irish rogue who wins over a wealthy widow so that he can take her dead husband’s position as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. It offers a fine portrayal of English society and class. The film won four Academy Awards, and Kubrick was nominated for a Best Director Oscar. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Ireland and England.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Young Winston (1972)
Director: Richard Attenborough
This historical drama tells the story of Sir Winston Churchill, from his unhappy childhood to his time as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War to his first election to Parliament at the young age of 26. Filmed in multiple locations including Morocco and England.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Director: Mel Stuart
A group of American tourists takes an 18-day guided bus tour of nine European countries (from London to Rome) and humor ensues. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Luxembourg, Rome and Venice.

Blow-Up (1966)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
This film is about a glamorous fashion photographer who lives life to the fullest. When he sees a beautiful yet mysterious woman in a park, he photographs her to her dismay. Originally titled Blowup. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Kaleidoscope (1966)
Director: Jack Smight
Warren Beatty and Susannah York star in this crime film about a playboy who infiltrates a manufacturer of playing cards so he can win big at card tables throughout Europe, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino where some of the movie was shot. Filmed in England.

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Director: Richard Lester
This British comedy stars the Beatles during the Beatlemania heyday. On their way to a London television broadcast, the Beatles find themselves sidetracked by Paul’s unconventional grandfather and Ringo, who goes missing right before the concert is to be televised. Filmed in multiple locations throughout England.

Indiscreet (1958)
Director: Stanley Donen
This British romantic comedy is about an actress, Anna Kalman, who has given up on love. When Anna meets Philip Adams, a man whom she thinks is married, they fall in love. Instead of being a married man who is pretending to be single, Philip is actually single and pretending to be married. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

The Key (1958)
Director: Carol Reed
When David Ross, an ex-American military man, is assigned to captain a tug for the British military, his old friend, Captain Chris Ford, introduces him to Stella, Chris’s beautiful, reclusive flatmate. This film won Best British Actor and was nominated for Best British Screenplay at the BAFTA awards. Filmed in the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England; Hertfordshire, England; and Oxfordshire, England.

Oliver Twist (1948)
Director: David Lean
Based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist is the story of a boy who is orphaned when his mother dies after giving birth in a workhouse. Oliver is placed in a juvenile home but eventually ends up back at the workhouse; he escapes and travels to London, where he becomes involved with a gang of juveniles. Filmed in England.

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
Director: Harold Young
The swashbuckling tale of a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the guillotine. Starring Leslie Howard as the Scarlet Pimpernel and Merle Oberon as his wife. Filmed in Oxford, England.

Breath (2011)
Director: Kullar Viimne
This documentary follows Francesko, the only female chimney sweeper in Estonia, as she tries to find her way in life. It also shares glimpses of the lives of others that typically go unnoticed. Originally titled Hing. Filmed in Estonia.

Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters (2010)
Director: Simon Griffith
Travel with Rick Steves to Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia in this television documentary. Each of these capitals on the Baltic Sea has come a long way from a challenging 20th century. Filmed in Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia.

Revolution of Pigs (2004)
Director: René Reinumägi
This comedy serves as a metaphor for Estonian life in the 1980s, as a young man and hundreds of teens attending summer camp rebel against the strict rules of their oppressive camp counselors. Originally titled Sigade revolutsioon.

Names Engraved in Marble (2002)
Director: Elmo Nüganen
Based on the popular 1936 Estonian novel, this inspiring film recounts the story of the Estonian War of Independence fought between 1918 and 1920. Originally titled Nimed marmortahvlil. Filmed in Tartu, Estonia.

The Heart of the Bear (2001)
Director: Arvo Iho
When a young Estonian seeks to find his true self by living in a remote forest hut, he meets native people and is given a chance to find inner balance. Originally titled Karu süda. Filmed in Estonia.

Candles in the Dark (1993)
Director: Maximilian Schell
This Christmas movie follows a young woman after her father sends her to Estonia to live with her aunt. Soon she is being hunted by the KGB and simultaneously falling in love. Filmed in Tallinn.

Those Old Love Letters (1992)
Director: Mati Põldre
This biographical film is about Estonian songwriter Raimond Valgre and his songs that were considered inappropriate for the Soviet way of life after the war. Originally titled Need vanad armastuskirjad.

Spring (1969)
Director: Arvo Kruusement
In this adaptation of the well-known Estonian novel, love and life unfold in a late-1800s country boarding school. Originally titled Kevade. Filmed in multiple locations including Tallinn.

The Last Relic (1969)
Director: Grigori Kromanov
This cult classic based on a historic novel chronicles the last days of the Pirita Monastery in Tallinn, as a peasant uprising threatens the sanctuary during the 16th-century Livonian War. Originally titled Viimne reliikvia. Filmed in multiple locations including Tallinn.

Wildest Islands, Falkland Islands: Penguin Paradise (TV) (2015)
Director: Colin Collis
The combination of sandy beaches, rolling meadows and rugged mountains makes the Falklands a perfect sanctuary for penguins. Every summer, over one million penguins nest in the Falklands, including the King, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and Macaroni species.

Patagonia (2010)
Director: Marc Evans
Gwen and Rhys are a Welsh-speaking couple living in Cardiff. When their relationship takes a turn for the worse due to being unable to conceive a child, the couple travels to Argentina together, where Rhys has been commissioned to photograph the historic Welsh chapels in Patagonia. Filmed in various locations throughout Argentina.

The Islands and the Whales (2016)
Director: Mike Day
Faroe Islanders are facing a modern-day struggle when it comes to one of their traditional sources of food: whale. The whales have become toxic due to contamination, and now the islanders must choose between health and tradition. Filmed in the Faroe Islands.

Winter Morning (2014)
Director: Sakaris Stórá
This film is about the bond shared between two teenage girls. Maria and Birita live in a small community in the Faroe Islands. When their friendship leads them to a turning point in their lives, Maria and Birita must address love and identity. Originally titled Vetrarmorgun.

Gló(ð) (2012)
Directors: Maria Winther Olsen and Sára Wang
This short coming-of-age film is about searching for true identity. A girl finds a pair of ballet shoes in a small cottage; when she puts them on, dancers appear dressed in black. Filmed in the Faroe Islands.

Atlantic Rhapsody: 52 Scenes from Tórshavn (1990)
Director: Katrin Ottarsdóttir
This comedy-drama connects the lives of individuals residing in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. Within 24 hours, their entertaining stories unfold as one scene merges into the next. Filmed in the Faroe Islands.

Tanna (2015)
Directors: Martin Butler and Bentley Dean
Shot on location in the South Pacific, in the Vanuatu archipelago, this film tells the true story of Wawa and Dain, a young couple who would rather be in love than follow the cultural traditions of their separate native tribes. This film was a 2017 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in Vanuatu.

The Dove (1974)
Director: Charles Jarrott
This is the true story of Robin Lee Graham, who, at 16, sailed around the world alone in a 23-foot sloop named The Dove. While traveling, Robin meets and falls in love with a young woman who is also traveling around the world. Filmed in Australia, Ecuador, Fiji, Mozambique, Panama and South Africa.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
Director: Bill Condon
Based on real events. After gaining access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in US history, Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played by Daniel Brühl) are confronted with a defining question of our time: What are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society and what are the costs of exposing them? Filmed in multiple locations including Antwerp and Ghent.

Love and Other Troubles (2012)
Director: Samuli Valkama
In this romantic comedy, an American line-dancing teacher makes her home in Finland where she meets a young man, once a child star, and his father, a former rock star. Complications arise when both men fall in love with her. Filmed in Turku, Finland.

Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters (2010)
Director: Simon Griffith
Travel with Rick Steves to Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia in this television documentary. Each of these capitals on the Baltic Sea has come a long way from a challenging 20th century. Filmed in Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia.

The Border (2007)
Director: Lauri Törhönen
This wartime film is set in 1918 after the Finnish Civil War and follows a Finnish soldier to a small village to establish part of the border between his country and Soviet Russia. Filmed in Finland.

Lovers & Leavers (2002)
Director: Aku Louhimies
This dramatic film is based on a Finnish novel and follows Iiris, a 30-year-old bookstore worker who meets the perfect man. Filmed in Helsinki.

Ponterosa (2001)
Director: Mika Kemmo
Filmed throughout Finland and regarded as a classic among young audiences when it was released, the story follows a disparate group of people staying at a campsite in the Åland Islands. Filmed in Åland and Helsinki.

Calamari Union (1985)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
This absurdist comedy, considered a cult classic, provides insight into Finnish humor. Turning the American gangster film on its head, the film centers on 16 men named Frank who, disgruntled with the oppressive conditions of their Helsinki neighborhood, decide to move to an adjacent district. Filmed in Helsinki.

Black Roses (1936)
Director: Paul Martin
This German-made film takes place when Finland was part of the Russian Empire. It centers on a Finnish revolutionary who is plotting against agents of the tsar, with help from a Russian dancer. Originally titled Roses Noires.

Back to Burgundy (2017)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
After a decade away, Jean returns to his hometown to reunite with his family and siblings. Originally titled Ce qui nous lie. Filmed in Burgundy, France.

Dunkirk (2017)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Alternating among three different time periods, this film is about Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France who are stranded on Dunkirk during World War II and waiting for rescue while being surrounded by the German Army. This multi-award-winning film won three Oscars in 2018. Filmed in multiple locations including France, The Netherlands and the UK.

I, Claude Monet (2017)
Director: Phil Grabsky
Henry Goodman stars as impressionist Claude Monet in this story told through the artist’s letters and art. Winner of the Most Beautiful Documentary award at the Master of Art Film Festival. Filmed in Giverny, Vernon, France.

Dreams of Giverny (2016)
Director: Alice Pennefather
The subject of this stunning short film is an original ballet, set in the gardens and around the lily pond at Giverny. Filmed in Giverny, Vernon, France.

The Dijon Story (2016)
Director: Mikko Myllylahti
This comedy short tells the true story of the experiences of a foreign exchange student in Dijon. Filmed in Dijon, France.

By the Sea (2015)
Director: Angelina Jolie
Vanessa and her husband, Roland, seem to be growing apart despite traveling together in France. But when they discover a quiet seaside town, they develop a mutual interest in the colorful inhabitants, bringing the two of them closer together. Filmed in various locations throughout Malta.

Nightmare Before Wedding (2015)
Director: Orain-Chomaud Fabienne
When Lili cannot remember which church she is getting married in, she navigates her way across Guadeloupe’s Grande-Terre, through banana plantations and cane fields. Filmed in Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

Our Summer in Provence (2014)
Director: Rose Bosch
Three siblings go on holiday in Provence with a grandfather they have never met. Originally titled Aris de mistral. Filmed in Provence, France.

Fanny (2013)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
The second part of the “Marseille trilogy,” Fanny is now abandoned by Marius and pregnant. Her mother and Marius’s father, César, encourages Fanny to open herself up to the advances of an older, wealthy man. Filmed in Marseille, France.

Marius (2013)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
Marius owns and runs the La Marine Bar with his father, but dreams of setting off to a faraway land. He has been secretly in love with Fanny since childhood, and she him. When Marius is offered a job on an exploratory ship, Fanny confesses her love for him and Marius must choose between her and the sea. Filmed in Marseille, France.

Les Misérables (2012)
Director: Tom Hooper
Set in revolutionary Paris, this epic musical retells Victor Hugo’s timeless tale of Jean Valjean, who vows to turn his life of crime around despite being doggedly chased by Inspector Javert. The story culminates as turmoil engulfs Paris, leading to the Paris Uprising of 1832. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star; Hathaway won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Portsmouth, Hampshire; and France.

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Director: Woody Allen
Part romantic comedy, part fantasy, this film follows a screenwriter visiting Paris with his fiancée and her parents. Each night, he finds himself in 1920s Paris salons, meeting the likes of Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds, causing him to reconsider marriage. Allen won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay; the film was also nominated for Best Picture. Filmed in Paris.

The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Directors: Francisco Manso and João Correa
The story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who saved the lives of 30,000 refugees in World War II by disobeying orders. Coimbra Caminhos do Cinema Português Audience Award winner for Best Film. Filmed in Bordeaux, France.

You Will Be My Son (2011)
Director: Gilles Legrand
The story of a domineering father, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint-Émilion, and the unrealistic expectations he has for his son and his legacy. Originally titled Tu Sera Mon Fil. Filmed in Saint-Émilion, France.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the “developed” world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels, the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, London, Paris and Tokyo.

Sarah’s Key (2010)
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
This moving and enlightening film traces a modern-day journalist (played by Kristin Scott Thomas) who becomes entangled in the World War II plight of a young girl separated from her family by the Nazi Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of 1942. Filmed in multiple locations including Paris.

Julie & Julia (2009)
Director: Nora Ephron
With scenes of Paris and mouthwatering French food, the story of Julia Child’s start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book; stars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Streep won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress. Filmed in New York City, New York and Paris, France.

North Face (2008)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
Based on a true story, this suspenseful adventure film set in 1936 is about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps—the Eiger. As Nazi propaganda urges the nation’s Alpinists to conquer the Swiss massif, two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent. Filmed in Austria and Switzerland.

In the City of Sylvia (2007)
Director: José Luis Guerín
This film follows a young man, Él, when he returns to Strasbourg in search of Sylvia, a woman whom he asked for directions in a bar six years earlier. Filmed in France.

La Vie en Rose (2007)
Director: Olivier Dahan
The back-and-forth nature of the narrative in this nonchronological look at the tragic and famous life of the “Little Sparrow,” Édith Piaf, suggests the patterns of memory and association. Filmed in Paris, France and Prague, Czech Republic.

Ratatouille (2007)
Director: Brad Bird
In this delightful animated film from Pixar Animation Studios, Remy the rat will stop at nothing to become one of Paris’s top chefs, befriending a restaurant’s garbage boy to commandeer a kitchen. The movie won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

A Good Year (2006)
Director: Ridley Scott
Based on Peter Mayle’s book A Year in Provence, a workaholic trades his life selling bonds in London to cash in on a winery that was left to him by his dead uncle. With every day of his new life, Max grows out of his obsessive behavior and into a life he comes to embrace. Filmed in London, England and France.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
Director: Marc Esposito
After the man of her life dies, Tina goes on a journey to Asia with hopes of rediscovering life after loss. She is accompanied by her friend Franck, who is in love with her. Still mourning the loss of her love, however, she cannot give Franck what he wants from her. Originally titled Toute la beauté du monde. Filmed in Bali, Indonesia and Paris, France.

Paris, Je T’aime (2006)
Director: Olivier Assayas
Twenty great filmmakers were given a simple challenge: create a short film (under five minutes) in Paris, about love. Whimsically beautiful, this film reveals Paris’s neighborhoods and the very human stories that they hold close. Filmed in Paris.

The Queen (2006)
Director: Stephen Frears
Dame Helen Mirren turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in this film that profiles the Queen’s attempts to treat Princess Diana’s death as a private family matter. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Paris and Scotland.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
A young woman searches for her fiancé, who has disappeared at the Battle of the Somme. Jeunet features dreamlike sequences and flashbacks while portraying the horrors of war. Originally titled Un long dimanche de fiançailles. Filmed in various locations throughout France.

Marseille (2004)
Director: Angela Schanelec
When Sophie wants to get away from Berlin, she swaps her apartment for one in Marseille so she can photograph the city. Filmed in Berlin, Germany and Marseille, France.

Monet’s Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny (2004)
Director: Steven Schechter
Meryl Streep narrates this look at the connection between fine art and cuisine, as seen through the eyes of Claude Monet. Filmed in Giverny, Vernon and Normandy, France.

Amélie (2001)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
This romantic comedy traces the life of a timid waitress in Paris’s atmospheric and beautifully captured Montmartre neighborhood as she makes it her mission to help improve the lives of those around her while neglecting her isolated existence. Nominated for five Academy Awards. Originally titled Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain. Filmed in Paris.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Referred to by some critics as a “pastiche-jukebox musical,” this lush film follows a young English poet in Belle Époque Paris as he falls in love with a terminally ill courtesan and cabaret performer in the Montmartre district. The movie stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor and won two Academy Awards.

Chocolat (2000)
Director: Lasse Hallström
In this “stranger comes to town” film, Juliette Binoche plays an itinerant chocolatier who opens a confectionary shop in a tiny French village, unleashing the appetites of the townspeople and the wrath of its ultra-conservative mayor. The film skillfully depicts the provincial charms of village life. Johnny Depp and Judi Dench also star. Nominated for five Academy Awards and four Golden Globes. Filmed in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain in Burgundy, and on the Dordogne River.

Madame Bovary (2000)
Director: Tim Fywell
This complicated drama, based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert, is about a woman who seeks passion and celebrity, but is married to a boring country doctor. Filmed in England and France.

Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Director: Carlos Saura
Explore the final months in the life of one of the most important artists of the modern era, Francisco Goya. Five-time Goya Award winner and recipient of the European Film Award for European Cinematographer. Filmed in Bordeaux, France.

A Tale of Autumn (1998)
Director: Eric Rohmer
The romantic story of a widowed vineyard owner whose best friend fancies himself a matchmaker. Mistaken identity leads to a comedy of errors before all is resolved. Filmed in Provence, France.

Ronin (1998)
Director: John Frankenheimer
An international team of grifters and intelligence agents assemble to steal a briefcase, the contents of which are valuable. But there is no honor among thieves. Winner of the International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score in an Action Film. Filmed in Arles, Nice, and Villefranche-Sur-Mer.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Winner of five Oscars and boasting an all-star cast, Saving Private Ryan is the gripping story of a mission to rescue a paratrooper behind enemy lines after the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Filmed in Normandy, France.

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Director: Randall Wallace
Based on the tale by Alexandre Dumas, King Louis XIV of France imprisons his twin brother, hiding his identity behind an iron mask. To seize the throne from tyranny, a plot is hatched to switch their identities. This multi-award-winning film features Gérard Depardieu and Leonardo DiCaprio. Filmed in Nice, France.

Marius and Jeannette (1997)
Director: Robert Guédiguian
When Marius and Jeannette, two people who are both struggling in life, meet, they learn how to be happy again. Originally titled Marius et Jeannette. This film won six awards, including Best Actress, at the César Awards and Best Film at the Lumières Awards. Filmed in Marseille, France.

French Kiss (1995)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
During a flight to France to confront a cheating fiancé, a woman is unwittingly caught in a smuggling cartel and cross-country comedy of errors. Starring American Comedy Award nominee for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture Meg Ryan and her counterpart Kevin Kline. Filmed in Paris, Nice, Cannes and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur.

All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Director: Alain Corneau
When Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe finds out that his wife died while he was away, he builds a small house in his garden and dedicates his life to music and his two young daughters. Originally titled Tous les matins du monde. Filmed in France.

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Embarrassed by his large nose, a poet enlists his best friend to romance his beloved by proxy. Filmed in Dijon, France.

My Father’s Glory (1990)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
The story of a young boy’s life in turn-of-the-century France, based on the experiences of the author. NBR Award winner for Top Foreign Films and César nominee. Filmed in Provence, France.

My Mother’s Castle (1990)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
The young life of Marcel continues, from the countryside of Provence to the bustle of Marseilles. Named Best Foreign Language Film by the Chicago Film Critics Association (1992). Filmed in Provence and Marseilles, France.

Vincent and Theo (1990)
Director: Robert Altman
The complex relationship between Vincent and his brother Theo, who supported his sibling emotionally and financially, is explored. Filmed in Arles and various locations in France.

Jean de Florette (1986)
Director: Claude Berri
Based on the two-volume novel by Marcel Pagnol, a greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. The film garnered a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in various locations throughout France.

Manon of the Spring (1986)
Director: Claude Berri
In this sequel to Jean de Florette, featuring Yves Montand, a beautiful shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father’s land caused his death years earlier. Originally titled Manon des sources. Filmed in various locations throughout France.

Victor/Victoria (1982)
Director: Blake Edwards
This gender-bending comedy starring Julie Andrews and James Garner tells the story of a struggling 1934 Paris lounge singer who concocts a scheme with her agent to perform as a man who is impersonating a woman. Difficulties ensue when she falls in love with a man. This movie won an Oscar for Best Adaptation Score.

A Week’s Holiday (1980)
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
A young schoolteacher from Lyon goes on holiday for a week and reflects upon her life and career. Starring Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee Bertrand Tavernier and César Award nominee for Best Actress Nathalie Baye. Originally titled Une Semaine de Vacances. Filmed in Lyon, France.

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
Director: Blake Edwards
When the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the only clue being the Phantom’s trademark glove, Inspector Clouseau is put on the case. Filmed in France, Morocco and Switzerland.

Verdict (1974)
Director: André Cayatte
A French judge is pressured to acquit a man accused of murdering his lover. Starring Sophia Loren and Jean Gabin. Filmed in Lyon, France.

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Director: Charles Jarrott
This Academy Award–nominated film chronicles the rift between the Queen of Scotland and her cousin, Elizabeth I of England. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson and Timothy Dalton. Filmed in Chenonceaux, Val de Loire, France.

Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Director: Francois Truffaut
A man enters into a long-distance love affair by mail and proposes marriage. But when his fiancée arrives, she is not what he expected. Starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Originally titled La Sirene du Mississippi. Filmed in Lyon, France.

Two for the Road (1967)
Director: Stanley Donen
In this romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, a married couple takes a road trip to St. Tropez, and as they drive through France, the audience is treated to flashbacks of previous trips that have influenced their relationship. Nominated for one Academy Award and two Golden Globes. Filmed in various locations throughout France.

How to Steal a Million (1966)
Director: William Wyler
When Nicole’s father, a legendary art collector and forger, lends a fake statue to a prominent Paris museum, Nicole hires a burglar to steal the statue before the forgery is discovered. Filmed in Paris.

The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Director: Arthur Hiller
An American officer falls in love with a widowed Englishwoman during World War II, but a dangerous mission threatens to separate them forever. Starring James Garner and Julie Andrews, with a screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky; nominated for two Academy Awards. Filmed in Normandy, France.

Charade (1963)
Director: Stanley Donen
Regina, a Paris-based American, realizes that she does not really know or love her Swiss husband, Charles. But before she can request a divorce, Charles is found dead and Regina is pursued by men who want the fortune her late husband had stolen. Filmed in various locations throughout Paris.

The Longest Day (1962)
Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald and Darryl F. Zanuck
This Academy Award–winning drama recounts the events of D-Day, as told from both the Allied and German perspectives. Filmed in Normandy, France.

Seven Days . . . Seven Nights (1960)
Director: Peter Brook
Two witnesses to a murder meet by happenstance and fall in love. Starring Jeanne Moreau and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Cannes Film Festival winner for Best Actress (1960). Originally titled Moderato cantabile. Filmed in Blaye, France.

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Director: Otto Preminger
A spoiled young girl’s decadent way of life is threatened by her wealthy father’s love interest. Starring Deborah Kerr, David Niven and Jean Seberg, Bonjour Tristesse was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award. Filmed in Nice, France.

Anastasia (1956)
Director: Anatole Litvak
Russian exiles in Paris groom a down-and-out girl to pose as the heir to the Russian throne in order to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England. In 1957, Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Anastasia. Filmed in Denmark, England and France.

And God Created Woman (1956)
Director: Roger Vadim
Brigitte Bardot’s breakout film is the story of a sensual young woman involved in a love triangle with two brothers. BAMBI Award nominee for Best Actress – International. Filmed in Nice and St. Tropez.

Lust for Life (1956)
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Kirk Douglas stars as Vincent van Gogh in this film adaptation by the great Vincente Minnelli, filmed on location in Belgium, France and The Netherlands.

The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
Director: José Ferrer
A crack squad of British Royal Marines embarks upon a mission of sabotage, against all odds. Filmed in Bordeaux and various locations in France.

To Catch a Thief (1955)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in this romantic thriller about a retired cat burglar trying to entrap another burglar who is preying on wealthy tourists on the French Riviera. Hitchcock nicely conveys the glamour and energy of Monte Carlo, and the movie won an Oscar for Best Cinematography. Filmed in multiple locations including France and Monaco.

Coeur-sur-Mer (1950)
Director: Jacques Daniel-Norman
An ironic comedy about a Lyonnaise silk merchant who engages in an affair with his secretary and is spotted by a former employee whom he terminated for insubordination. Filmed in Lyon, France.

Joan of Arc (1948)
Director: Victor Fleming
Ingrid Bergman stars as the young woman immortalized for her courage and martyrdom. Born in Orléans, she is later captured by the Burgundians and laid to rest in Rouen. Winner of three Academy Awards and five nominations.

Children of Paradise (1945)
Director: Marcel Carne
One of the most famous French art films, Children of Paradise resembles a Manet painting with its dazzling depiction of 19th-century Paris streets, theaters and cafés. Originally titled Les enfants du paradis. Filmed in France.

The True Glory (1945)
Directors: Garson Kanin and Carol Reed
This documentary written by Paddy Chayefsky and featuring General Dwight D. Eisenhower follows Allied troops through Europe, from D-Day at Normandy, France to the fall of Berlin. Features footage from across Europe.

Cordeliers’ Square in Lyon (1895)
Director: Louis Lumière
This short documentary demonstrates great depth of focus as a stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon’s Cordeliers’ Square, a busy thoroughfare. Originally titled Place des Cordeliers à Lyon. Filmed in France.

The Return of Monte Cristo (1946)
Director: Henry Levin
This swashbuckling film is a sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo. After Edmond Dantes, the grandson of the Count of Monte Cristo, is falsely accused of forgery and imprisoned on Devil’s Island, he escapes and seeks revenge against those responsible.

Power of Pearl: The Farm Beneath the Sea (2017)
Directors: Ahbra Perry and Robert Taylor Higgins
In the Ring of Fire, a basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, pearls grow. This documentary follows pearl farmers in the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, and shows how pearls impact the relationship between workers and their communities. Winner of the 2013 American Documentary Film Fund. Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; and Kobe, Japan.

The Last Reef 3D (2012)
Directors: Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas
This uplifting documentary showcases some of nature’s most diverse wonderlands. Footage from Palau, Vancouver Island, French Polynesia, Mexico and the Bahamas takes you on a global underwater journey through exotic coral reefs, colorful seawalls and more. Filmed in multiple locations including the Bahamas, Mexico and Palau.

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti (2010)
Director: Stephen Low
Follow along as a documentary crew takes viewers into an island paradise while surfing champion Kelly Slater, Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer and others search for the perfect wave-riding experiences. Learn about islanders and their culture, as well as the fragile beauty of reef habitats. Filmed in Moorea, French Polynesia and Teahupo‘o, French Polynesia.

Couples Retreat (2009)
Director: Peter Billingsley
When three couples agree to join another couple on a couples’ retreat, with the intention of having fun, they discover that they are required to participate in the couples’ exercises, and soon all of the couples discover fault lines in their relationships. Filmed in multiple locations including Bora Bora.

The Stonecutter (2007)
Director: Daniel Zirilli
When a stonecutter finds himself struggling to provide for his family, he learns to appreciate their love with the help of an angelic young girl. Filmed in multiple locations including Moorea and Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Les faussaires (1994)
Director: Frédéric Blum
This comedy is based on a novel by Romain Gary. The protagonist is an author who has come to Tahiti to write a biography of Paul Gauguin. Filmed in Tahiti.

Love Affair (1994)
Director: Glenn Gordon Caron
Mike Gambril and Terry McKay meet on a flight to Sydney, and their attraction to each other is too strong to ignore. When their plane is forced to land on a small atoll, they become romantically involved, even though both are engaged to other people. Before parting, they agree to meet again in three months to see if their attraction is real. Filmed in New York City, New York and French Polynesia.

The Bounty (1984)
Director: Roger Donaldson
When a mutiny takes place on Lieutenant Bligh’s ship, Fletcher Christian tries to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, while Lieutenant Bligh tries to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat. Filmed in England, French Polynesia and New Zealand.

Tiara Tahiti (1962)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
This comedy-drama follows the story of a tough colonel and a refined captain who did not see eye to eye during the war. The captain journeys to Tahiti after the war and unexpectedly runs into his former commanding officer, who had had him court-martialed. Filmed in Tahiti.

Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy (2017)
Director: David Batty
The story of Martin Luther, a monk who dared to challenge the Catholic Church and created a theological revolution. Filmed in Wittenberg, Germany.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
Director: Niki Caro
When Germany invades Poland, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, hide 300 persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight from the Germans. Winner of Political Film Society, USA and Seattle Jewish Film Festival awards. Filmed in Prague, Czech Republic.

Victoria (2015)
Director: Sebastian Schipper
After a young Spanish woman moves to Berlin, she meets a local man. During a night out with him and his friends, a troubling secret is revealed and the night turns dangerous. Filmed in Berlin.

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
When a floundering young man drops out of law school, he ends up roaming the streets of Berlin to try to find his place in life. Originally titled Oh Boy. Filmed in Berlin.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Director: Wes Anderson
The adventures of a concierge and a lobby boy at a famous hotel. Winner of four Academy Awards. Filmed in Dresden, Germany.

The Monuments Men (2014)
Director: George Clooney
An eclectic group of Resistance fighters comes together to save fine art looted by the Nazis. Winner of the International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score. Filmed in Germany.

Hannah (2011)
Director: Joe Wright
A young woman trained as an assassin by her father is dispatched on a mission, with intelligence agents close behind. Recipient of multiple award nominations, including the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Saoirse Ronan. Filmed in Magdeberg, Germany, the UK, Finland and the US.

The Three Musketeers (2011)
Director: Paul W. S. Anderson
The young and impulsive D’Artagnan enlists three unemployed Musketeers to save the French throne from a treasonous plot. Starring Jupiter Award nominees Mila Jovovich and Orlando Bloom. Filmed in Bamberg, Burghausen and Munich, Germany.

Wagner & Me (2010)
Director: Patrick McGrady
A young Jewish writer explores his passion for Wagner as he comes to terms with the loss of his family during the Holocaust. Filmed in Germany, Switzerland and Russia.

Amelia (2009)
Director: Mira Nair
The story of Amelia Earhart’s final flight, starring Hollywood Film Award winner for Best Actress Hillary Swank as the courageous aviator. Filmed in Cologne, Germany.

Chéri (2009)
Director: Stephen Frears
Based on the classic French novel Colette, the son of a courtesan is educated in the ways of love by an older woman. Starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend. Filmed in and around Cologne, Germany.

Flame & Citron (2008)
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
In this action-drama, we follow two Danish resistance fighters, Flame and Citron, who kill Danish Nazis and collaborators without hesitation until they are no longer certain whom their targets represent. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; and Prague, Czech Republic.

Forgiveness (2008)
Director: Mariusz Kotowski
Also screened under the title Esther’s Diary, this dramatic Holocaust film follows the adult daughters of two women who were best friends in 1940s Poland, but were later separated by Nazi horrors. One daughter learns of the past from her mother’s diary. Filmed in Austin, Texas.

The Machine That Made Us (2008)
Director: Patrick McGrady
A documentary on the life of Johannes Gutenberg, first son of Mainz, and the invention that changed the world forever. Filmed in Mainz, Germany and the UK.

The Reader (2008)
Director: Stephen Daldry
Set in post-WWII Germany, this drama follows a young man whose affair with an older woman will haunt him for the rest of his life. Kate Winslet won an Oscar for her performance. Filmed in multiple locations including Berlin.

Valkyrie (2008)
Director: Bryan Singer
The gripping true story of “Operation Valkyrie,” the plot to assassinate Hitler. BMI Film Music Award winner. Filmed in various locations in Germany.

Casino Royale (2006)
Director: Martin Campbell
In Daniel Craig’s first role playing James Bond, the British agent travels to an extravagant Montenegrin casino in order to strip the film’s villain of all his money. BAFTA Film Award winner for Best Sound and nominated for Best Screenplay. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague, Czech Republic; Venice, Italy; and Lake Como, Italy.

The Lives of Others (2006)
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
It is 1984 in East Berlin, and the population is strictly controlled by the Secret Police. A man who has devoted his life to ferreting out “dangerous” characters is thrown into a quandary when he must investigate a harmless man who has been deemed a threat. Filmed in Berlin.

Water (2006)
Directors: Julia Perkul and Anastasiya Popova
Witness breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide, from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and more, as they try to understand water’s phenomenal explicit and implicit properties.

The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Director: Mel Gibson
Nominated for three Academy Awards, this film depicts the final hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Filmed in Rome and Basilicata, Italy.

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
This must-see film set in 1990 tells the story of a young man who works to protect his fragile, ailing mother from the fatal shock of learning that East Germany, the country she knows and loves, no longer exists. Filmed in Berlin.

102 Years in the Heart of Europe: A Portrait of Ernst Jünger (1998)
Director: Jesper Wachtmeister
Conversations with German writer, philosopher and war veteran Ernst Jünger (1895–1998). Filmed in the district of Baden-Württemberg.

Run, Lola, Run (1998)
Director: Tom Tykwer
After her boyfriend, Manni, loses 100,000 DM that belongs to a very bad guy, Lola has 20 minutes to raise the same amount and meet Manni; otherwise, Manni will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives are presented, depending on some minor events that occur during Lola’s run. Originally titled Lola rennt. Filmed in Berlin.

Farinelli (1994)
Director: Gerard Corbiau
The true story of Carlo Broschi, known professionally as Farinelli, famous star of the opera in the time of Handel. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in and around Bayreuth, Germany.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Director: Wim Wenders
In this beautiful fantasy film, immortal, invisible angels in Berlin listen to the inner thoughts of the city’s citizens and provide comfort to the distressed. When one angel falls in love with a female trapeze artist, he chooses to become human so he can experience human feelings. Filmed in Berlin.

Return to Dresden with Martin Duckworth (1986)
Director: Martin Duckworth
This short documentary returns exactly 40 years after the bombing of Dresden and celebrates the opening of one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe. Filmed in Dresden, Germany.

Half of Life (1985)
Director: Herrmann Zschoche
A biographical drama about ten pivotal years in the life of German poet Friedrich Holderlin. Directed by Eberswalde Film Festival Grand Riser Award winner Herrmann Zschoche. Filmed in Frankfurt, Germany.

Das Boot (1981)
Director: Wolfgang Peterson
This film depicts the drama of World War II as seen through the periscope of a German U-boat. Nominated for six Academy Awards. Filmed in Heligoland and Bodensee (Lake Constance), Bavaria.

The Tin Drum (1979)
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
The highly acclaimed adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass’s surreal novel about a mute dwarf named Oskar, who lives through Nazi Germany. This film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979. Originally titled Die Blechtrommel. Filmed in multiple locations including Berlin.

Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976)
Director: Gary Conklin
This fascinating documentary profiles the cultural richness of Berlin during the Weimar Republic through interviews with the city’s renowned writers, composers and artists.

Ludwig (1973)
Director: Luchino Visconti
This Academy Award–nominated film starring Helmut Berger and Romy Schneider examines the reign of Bavarian King Ludwig from 1864 until his death in 1886. Filmed in Bavaria and Italy.

Cabaret (1972)
Director: Bob Fosse
This classic film starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York dramatizes the life of a Berlin nightclub singer who is romancing two men as the Nazis rise to power in Germany. Fosse won an Oscar for Best Director; Minnelli and Joel Grey won Oscars and Golden Globes for their performances; and the movie won five Oscars including Best Cinematography and Music, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Bavaria and Berlin.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Director: Martin Ritt
In this spy movie based on the John Le Carré novel, Richard Burton plays a British agent sent into East Germany to plant damning information about an intelligence officer. Filmed in multiple locations including Berlin.

The Great Escape (1963)
Director: John Sturges
Allied prisoners of war plan a daring escape from a German camp against all odds. Featuring an all-star cast including Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn, The Great Escape earned one Academy Award nomination and another for a Golden Globe. Filmed in Munich, Germany and the US.

Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
Director: Stanley Kramer
A moving re-enactment of the Nazi war crime trials at Nuremberg, starring Oscar winner for Best Actor Maximilian Schell and featuring Judy Garland and Spencer Tracy. Filmed in Nuremberg and Berlin, Germany.

G.I. Blues (1960)
Director: Norman Taurog
Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse star in this musical romp about a serviceman who dreams of owning his own nightclub. Grammy nominee for Best Soundtrack Album and Golden Laurel Award winner for Top Musical. Filmed in Rüdesheim, Germany.

Duel in the Forest (1958)
Director: Helmut Kautner
The romanticized story of Johannes Buckler, known as Schinderhannes, who led a band of rebels during the Napoleonic Wars. Originally titled Der Shinderhannes. Filmed in and around Cochem, Germany.

Confidential Report (1955)
Director: Orson Welles
An American seeks adventure and intrigue in the investigation of a mysterious tycoon, putting him in danger. Starring Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Paola Mori. Filmed in Munich, Germany.

Lola Montès (1955)
Director: Max Ophüls
The true story of adventuress Lola Montès, courtesan and circus performer. Starring Martine Carol and Peter Ustinov. Filmed in Germany, Austria and France.

Ludwig II (1955)
Director: Helmut Käutner
As King Ludwig II retreats into a fantasy world surrounding his passion for the arts, his cabinet seeks to have him declared mentally unfit for office. Palme d’Or nominee for Best Director and three Best Actor awards. Originally titled Glanz und Ende eines Königs. Filmed in Bavaria.

Angst (1954)
Director: Roberto Rossellini
A tale of jealousy, betrayal and blackmail, starring Ingrid Bergman and Karl Kreuger. Bergman was nominated for a BAMBI Award for Best Actress – International. Filmed in Munich, Germany.

Martin Luther (1953)
Director: Irving Pichel
Nominated for two Academy Awards, this film examines the life and legacy of Wittenberg’s most notable son, Martin Luther. Filmed in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Heidelberger Romanze (1951)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
While on a trip to Heidelberg with his daughter, a wealthy American businessman recounts a romance he had with a local girl 40 years earlier. Filmed in Heidelberg.

Nuremberg (1948)
Director: Stuart Schulberg
This documentary examines the war crime trials at Nuremberg through photographs, recorded audio and interviews. Filmed in Nuremberg, Germany.

The True Glory (1945)
Directors: Garson Kanin and Carol Reed
This documentary written by Paddy Chayefsky and featuring General Dwight D. Eisenhower follows Allied troops through Europe, from D-Day at Normandy, France to the fall of Berlin. Features footage from across Europe.

Das Verlegenheitskind (1938)
Director: Peter Paul Brauer
A rollicking German comedy starring Ida Wust and Paul Klinger. Filmed in and around Cochem, Germany.

The Two Faces of January (2014)
Director: Hossein Amini
When glamorous American couple Chester and Colette arrive in Athens, they befriend a Greek-speaking American, Rydal, who becomes enraptured with Colette. Soon, Rydal is drawn into the dark side of Chester’s life. This film was nominated for three awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Athens, Greece; Crete, Greece; and Istanbul, Turkey.

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
When bride-to-be Sophie learns that she has three possible fathers, she invites each of them to her wedding without telling her mother. This British-American-Swedish romantic musical comedy was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Skopelos, Greece.

Alexander (2004)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on the life of Alexander the Great, this epic historic drama with Colin Farrell in the title role focuses on the king’s great conquests and his relationships with his parents; his wife, Roxana; and his tutor, Aristotle.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)
Director: John Madden
The beautiful Ionian Islands are the setting for this epic war movie starring Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz. Based on the novel by Louis de Bernières, it depicts the tragic massacre of Italian troops by the German High Command and the devastating earthquake that followed. Filmed in Cephalonia.

Shirley Valentine (1989)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
This comedy-drama follows a bored middle-aged housewife who escapes to Greece with a friend and falls in love with the owner of a tavern, rekindling her love of life and discovering her self-respect in the process. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Actress and Best Music) and three Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Music). Filmed in multiple locations including Mykonos.

Zorba the Greek (1964)
Director: Michael Cacoyannis
In this drama based on the Nikos Kazantzakis novel, Anthony Quinn plays larger-than-life Zorba, who travels to Crete with a new friend to advise him in a burgeoning mining operation. Romantic and personal entanglements follow in this passion-filled film. Winner of three Academy Awards (for Cinematography, Art Direction and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Lila Kedrova). Filmed in Crete, Greece.

The Expedition to the End of the World (2013)
Director: Daniel Dencik
On a three-mast schooner, artists and scientists with ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus set off toward the “end of the world”: the rapidly melting ice massifs in northeastern Greenland. Originally titled Ekspeditionen til verdens ende. Filmed in Greenland.

Vanishing Point (III) (2012)
Directors: Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs
This documentary/adventure biography follows Navarana, a Polar Eskimo elder who lives in the most remote corner of the planet—the northwestern tip of Greenland.

Inuk (2010)
Director: Mike Magidson
Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the ways of his people again. Filmed in Greenland.

Eight Below (2006)
Director: Frank Marshall
Sled dog trainer Jerry Shepard has to leave an expedition in the Antarctic due to a heavy snowstorm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after the storm, but the mission is called off and Jerry must find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival. Filmed in Canada, Greenland and Norway.

Operation Blue Jay (1953)
Production Company: United States Army Signal Corps
Operation Blue Jay is a short documentary film about the building of Thule Air Base in Greenland. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Filmed in Greenland.

The Secret Caribbean with Trevor McDonald (TV) (2013)
Production Company: PBS Distribution
Explore the Caribbean with Sir Trevor McDonald as he travels 2,000 miles to capture the beauty of the region, from giant sea turtles in Grenada to the world’s finest coffee beans in the Blue Mountains, and Sir Richard Branson’s private island resort to lively Havana.

Nightmare Before Wedding (2015)
Director: Orain-Chomaud Fabienne
When Lili cannot remember which church she is getting married in, she navigates her way across Guadeloupe’s Grande-Terre, through banana plantations and cane fields. Filmed in Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

Volcano (2015)
Director: Jayro Bustamante
María lives on a coffee plantation with her parents, who have arranged her marriage with the farm’s foreman. The marriage arrangement fuels María’s desire to explore the world outside of her culture. When she tries to escape her life, unsuccessfully, she begins to see her culture in a different light. Originally titled Ixcanul. Filmed in Guatemala.

Mayan Renaissance (2012)
Director: Dawn Gifford Engle
This thought-provoking and beautiful documentary shares the past, present and future of the Mayan culture. Starring 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchú Tum, this documentary was filmed in the heart of the Mayan world in Central America. Filmed in Guatemala.

The Fountain (2006)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
This film tells three stories and shows how they intersect with and parallel each other. A conquistador in ancient Maya, a medical researcher and a space traveler each search for a way to spend eternity with their loves. Filmed in Guatemala; Montreal, Canada; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Monkeyshine (2008)
Director: Jamie Rae
When Jake Truman is mysteriously handed an envelope at his grandfather’s funeral, he opens it to find a map of an island with the word “Monkeyshine” written across it. Right before he dismisses the map as a practical joke, a girl from his office notices that “Monkeyshine” is something altogether different when looked at from a different angle. Filmed in multiple locations including Guernsey, Channel Islands.

In Toni’s Footsteps: The Channel Islands Occupation Remembered (2002)
Director: Jonathan Hickman
This documentary shares the discovery of an old fireman’s training manual that was used as a notebook by a German soldier. The notebook provides insight into the story behind the occupation of the Channel Islands and the people who survived it. Filmed in multiple locations including Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Spirit of My Mother (1999)
Director: Ali Allie
This drama tells the story of Sonia, a single mother who journeys from Los Angeles to Honduras to embrace her cultural roots and grant her late mother’s request to perform a ceremony that will allow her to rest in peace. Surrounded by the Honduran landscape and traditional Garifuna music, Sonia moves gracefully into her new present.

The Martian (2015)
Director: Ridley Scott
After an intense storm during a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is thought to be dead and left behind by his crew. But when NASA learns that he is still alive, scientists do what they can to bring him home, while his crewmates plan a near-impossible rescue mission. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Budapest.

Heavenly Shift (2013)
Director: Márk Bodzsár
Set in Budapest, this film offers insights into the everyday lives of a remarkable ambulance crew. Originally titled Isteni müszak.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
During the cold war in the early 1970s when an operation in Budapest, Hungary goes terribly wrong, the head of British Intelligence, Control, resigns. It is believed that one of four senior figures in the service is a Russian agent, a mole. Espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover the Soviet agent within MI6. Filmed in multiple locations including Budapest.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Set in a wartime Polish ghetto, this film stars Robin Williams as a shopkeeper who spreads hope among the imprisoned community by fabricating tales about approaching Allied advances, claiming he has heard such stories on his secret radio. Filmed in Hungary and Poland.

Bolse Vita (1996)
Director: Ibolya Fekete
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, three young Russians arrive in Budapest seeking their fortunes in this revealing portrait of life after Communism.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
Director: Lamont Johnson
Based on a true story, this film tells the story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish banker and diplomat who saved more than 100,000 Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust while living in Budapest.

Mephisto (1981)
Director: István Szabó
A German stage actor finds unusual success in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany, and finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons. Filmed in multiple locations including Budapest.

Under an Arctic Sky (2017)
Director: Chris Burkard
Set sail with six surfers in this documentary as they search for the perfect surf under the northern lights. Constant darkness, stormy seas and the worst storm to hit the country in 25 years are challenges the surfers must face in trying to reach their goal. Filmed in Iceland.

Icelandic Impressions (2015)
Director: Hannes Guggenberger
See Iceland in the fall. This documentary explores the natural beauty of Iceland at the time when the northern lights season begins. Filmed in Iceland.

Rams (2015)
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Gummi and Kiddi are two brothers who live side by side tending to their sheep, but have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease infects Kiddi’s sheep, the brothers come together to save the special breed that has been passed down for generations. Originally titled Hrútar. Filmed in Iceland.

Land Ho! (2014)
Directors: Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens
This poignant film explores the relationship between two ex-brothers-in-law who take a road trip through Iceland to recapture their youth while addressing aging, loss and loneliness. Adventures ensue when they stop at trendy spas, campsites and nightclubs. Filmed in Iceland.

Herd in Iceland (2013)
Directors: Lindsay Blatt and Paul Taggart
This short documentary shows the bond between the people of Iceland and their beloved Icelandic horses, a pure breed that grazes freely in the highlands during the summer months. Each September, the horses are rounded up and reunited with their owners. Filmed in Iceland.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Director: Ben Stiller
Walter Mitty, a negative assets manager at Life magazine, embarks on an adventurous global journey to track down a photojournalist when the negative for the magazine’s final print issue is discovered missing. Filmed in various locations throughout Iceland.

Home (2009)
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertand
This documentary shows aerial footage from 54 countries and depicts how Earth’s problems are all interlinked.

Act Normal (2006)
Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
This documentary was filmed over the course of ten years and follows a monk who chooses to live a normal life, discarding his robe and marrying. He later divorces and returns to being a monk. Filmed in Iceland and Thailand.

The Last Farm (2004)
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
In a remote corner of Iceland, Hrafn is doing chores before he and his wife, Gróa, leave for a retirement home in the city. But before their daughter, Lilja, picks them up, Hrafn races to complete some very specific final tasks. Originally titled Síðasti baerinn. Filmed in Iceland.

The Importance of Being Icelandic (1998)
Director: Jon Einarsson Gustafsson
This short documentary follows several emigrants and Icelandic Canadians as they explore their Viking heritage. Filmed in Winnipeg, Canada.

Cold Fever (1995)
Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Hirata, a Japanese businessman, is reminded by his grandfather that he has a duty to fulfill: He needs to perform a traditional burial ritual in the place where his parents died seven years earlier. Hirata cancels a vacation to Hawaii and instead travels to Iceland to find the correct location. Originally titled Á köldum klaka. Filmed in Iceland and Tokyo, Japan.

Children of Nature (1991)
Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
When Thorgeir must leave his home in the Icelandic countryside and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavík, he meets an old friend from his childhood and new adventures begin. Originally titled Börn náttúrunnar. Filmed in Iceland.

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)
Director: Milan Luthria
After underworld don Shoaib kills his mentor, he comes into power and expands it with the help of his best friend and former lover. Aslam, whom Shoaib meets while visiting the area in which he grew up, also becomes an accomplice.

Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Pondicherry and Much More (2013)
Director: Bill Ball
In Chennai, Bill Ball explores Fort St. George, the Fort Museum and San Thome Basilica, a church built over the tomb of the apostle St. Thomas by Portuguese explorers. Formerly known as Madras, Chennai traces its roots back to a small fishing village. From Journeys in India, a travel series focusing on the Indian subcontinent. Filmed in Chennai.

The Lunchbox (2013)
Director: itesh Batra
When a lunch box service (the Dabbawala) accidentally delivers lunch to the wrong person, an unhappy housewife and a lonely widower meet, which leads to an exchanging of notes through their daily lunch box. Originally titled Dabba. Filmed in Mumbai.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Directors: Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan
This is the story of Jamal Malik, an orphan from the slums of Mumbai who is on the verge of winning 20 million rupees on Kaun Banega Crorepati, a game show on which contestants answer a series of questions. After police arrest him on suspicion of cheating, Jamal begins to tell his life story in chapters, with each chapter revealing how Jamal learned the answers to the show’s seemingly impossible questions. Filmed in Mumbai and Pradesh.

Guru (2007)
Director: Mani Ratnam
Gurukant cannot live up to his father’s high expectations, so he leaves India for Turkey to find work. When he returns to India, he wants to start his own business but does not have the money to make it happen. He seeks out and marries Sujata, the daughter of a wealthy man—but after they are married, Gurukant finds out that she has a dark past. Filmed in multiple locations including Chennai, Karnataka and Pondicherry.

The Great Indian Butterfly (2007)
Director: Sarthak Dasgupta
After a young couple becomes frustrated with the sacrifices necessary to make it up the corporate ladder, they decide to search for a legendary insect, the Great Indian Butterfly, whose magical aura is said to grant happiness to the person who catches it. They adventure across coastal landscapes into the sun-soaked land of Goa. Filmed in Goa and Mumbai.

Sachein (2005)
Director: John Mahendran
This romantic comedy follows the college romance between Sachein and Shalinii. As their friendship blossoms, each becomes jealous when seeing the other in the company of friends of the opposite sex; Shalinii then declares that she will never fall in love with Sachein. Filmed in multiple locations including Iceland, India, Ireland, Oman and Switzerland.

Boys (2003)
Director: Shankar
This comedy-drama follows the lives of five boys and one girl, each with a different background and upbringing. In the process of fending for themselves, they discover the personal talents that make them special. Filmed in multiple locations including Chennai, India; Cochin, India; and Tasmania, Australia.

Gandhi (1982)
Director: Richard Attenborough
This multi-award-winning film is about the life of Gandhi, a unique man who lived a life that encouraged peaceful coexistence, even in the midst of activism, politics, religious intolerance and the fight for independence. Filmed in various locations throughout England and India.

Power of Pearl: The Farm Beneath the Sea (2017)
Directors: Ahbra Perry and Robert Taylor Higgins
In the Ring of Fire, a basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, pearls grow. This documentary follows pearl farmers in the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, and shows how pearls impact the relationship between workers and their communities. Winner of the 2013 American Documentary Film Fund. Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; and Kobe, Japan.

Indonesia Kirana (2016)
Director: Febian Nurrahman Saktinegara
This musical documentary follows a group of singers from Indonesia who share their culture with the world through song. Filmed in multiple locations including Hungary, Indonesia, The Netherlands and Slovenia.

Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste (2013)
Directors: David Palazón and Enrique Alonso
This documentary is about four generations of female divers trying to make a living in a coastal village of Timor-Leste, where their contributions to their households and their community are faced with social barriers.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Director: Ryan Murphy
A woman realizes how unhappy her marriage is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on an around-the-world journey to “find herself.” Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Delhi, India; New York City, New York; and Rome, Italy.

Heart 2 Heart (2010)
Director: Nayato Fio Nuala
While Indah is on vacation with her family, she meets Pandu and they form a friendship that leads them on adventures to the beautiful forests, tea gardens and lakes of Bogor. When the family vacation ends, Indah returns to Jakarta, but is involved in a tragic accident that leaves her speechless and blind. She falls into a deep depression, while Pandu searches for her.

Komodo Dragon (2009)
Director: John-Paul Davidson
The presenters of this documentary track down the mighty Komodo dragon, the largest living lizard species. Along the way, they encounter one of the world’s most dangerous snakes and help release turtles into the wild.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
Director: Marc Esposito
After the man of her life dies, Tina goes on a journey to Asia with hopes of rediscovering life after loss. She is accompanied by her friend Franck, who is in love with her. Still mourning the loss of her love, however, she cannot give Franck what he wants from her. Originally titled Toute la beauté du monde. Filmed in Bali, Indonesia and Paris, France.

Joni’s Promise (2005)
Director: Joko Anwar
Joni, a film delivery man, meets a pretty woman who agrees to tell him her name only if he is able to deliver the reels of the film she is on her way to watch on time. Joni is confident that he can deliver the reels, but the rest of the world seems determined to stop him. Originally titled Janji Joni. Filmed in Jakarta.

Victory (1996)
Director: Mark Peploe
When Axel Heyst makes a stop at a hotel in the port city of Surabaya, a young woman who is in danger asks him for help. They flee to Axel’s home on a nearby secluded island, but the dangerous men searching for her find out where they have gone and pursue them. Filmed in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Baraka (1992)
Director: Ron Fricke
This moving documentary takes viewers around the world to villages, natural landscapes, forests, volcanoes and many other places to emphasize what is found in these places. Camera footage, without words, shows both the good and the bad, eventually coming full circle. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nepal and more.

The Medallion (2003)
Director: Gordon Chan
While Hong Kong detective Eddie Yang is working with Interpol to catch international criminal Snakehead, he dies but is brought back to life when the two halves of an ancient medallion are joined together by a boy who is considered the chosen one. This medallion transforms Eddie into an immortal warrior. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong, China; Dublin, Ireland; and Thailand.

This Is the Sea (1998)
Director: Mary McGuckian
The romance between Hazel, a Protestant, and Malachy, a Catholic, is uncertain. Rohan, a friend of Malachy’s brother, wants to recruit Malachy to fight for the cause, and Hazel’s brother, Jef, is keeping watch on the relationship by spying on Hazel’s meetings with Malachy. Filmed in multiple locations including Belfast and Dublin.

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Regarded as one of Kubrick’s finest, this film tells the story of an Irish rogue who wins over a wealthy widow so that he can take her dead husband’s position as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. It offers a fine portrayal of English society and class. The film won four Academy Awards, and Kubrick was nominated for a Best Director Oscar. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Ireland and England.

Footnote (2011)
Director: Joseph Cedar
A father and son, rival professors at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, find themselves in a bitter confrontation over The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious national award. Originally titled Hearat Shulayim.

Lemon Tree (2008)
Director: Eran Riklis
This is the story of a Palestinian widow who lives simply in the West Bank’s occupied territory. When a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down, she must seek assistance to defend it. Originally titled Etz Limon. Filmed in multiple locations including Jerusalem.

Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Director: Ari Folman
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and an Academy Award nominee. Originally titled Vals Im Bashir.

Jellyfish (2007)
Directors: Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret
This film tells the intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv: Batya is a catering waitress who takes in an abandoned child; Keren is a young bride who breaks her leg; and Joy is a Philippine chore woman who does not speak any Hebrew. Originally titled Meduzot. Filmed in Tel Aviv.

Campfire (2004)
Director: Joseph Cedar
When a widow with two teenaged daughters is ready to move on with her life and seeks to be accepted into a new ideologically based West Bank settlement, she finds she has many factors working against her, especially because there is no man in the household. Originally titled Medurat Hashevet.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Set in a wartime Polish ghetto, this film stars Robin Williams as a shopkeeper who spreads hope among the imprisoned community by fabricating tales about approaching Allied advances, claiming he has heard such stories on his secret radio. Filmed in Hungary and Poland.

Spectre (2015)
Director: Sam Mendes
A cryptic message sends James Bond to Mexico City and then Rome, where he uncovers a sinister organization known as Spectre. As Bond learns more about Spectre, he discovers a connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. Filmed in multiple locations including Rome.

Youth (2015)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
When two longtime friends go on vacation in Switzerland, they spend their time in an elegant hotel sharing stories about their children, other hotel guests and their day-to-day lives. Fred, a retired conductor and composer, learns that someone wants to hear him conduct again, while Mick, a film director, is determined to finish the screenplay for his final film. Filmed in multiple locations including Kanton Bern, Switzerland; Rome, Italy; and Venice, Italy.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

The Trip to Italy (2014)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Steve Coogan and his best friend, Rob Brydon, embark on another food tour—this time around Italy, from Liguria to Capri. This film about friendship takes two men to six wonderful places for six meals. Filmed in various locations throughout Italy.

Walking on Sunshine (2014)
Directors: Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini
Set in a stunning coastal village in present-day Italy, this musical romance follows Maddie, a woman who decides to marry a man after a speedy romance. When Maddie invites her sister, Taylor, to the wedding, it is revealed that the man Maddie is going to marry is the same man with whom Taylor had a holiday fling years earlier. Filmed in the Salento region of Puglia.

The Great Beauty (2013)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
After his 65th birthday, witty and arrogant novelist Jep Gambardella is blindsided by an ex-lover’s secret. He begins re-examining his lavish lifestyle (consisting of nightclubs, parties and cafés), looking for a different side of Rome. Originally titled La grande bellezza. Filmed in various locations throughout Rome.

The Human Cargo (2012)
Director: Daniele Vicari
This documentary tells the story of 20,000 Albanians who arrived in Bari, Italy on August 8, 1991 looking for a better life. Originally titled La nave dolce.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Director: Ryan Murphy
A woman realizes how unhappy her marriage is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on an around-the-world journey to “find herself.” Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Delhi, India; New York City, New York; and Rome, Italy.

Angels & Demons (2009)
Director: Ron Howard
A physicist is discovered murdered and a canister containing a substance with destructive potential is missing from CERN. In hopes that he will solve the murder and find the canister, Robert Langdon, an expert on the Illuminati, is contacted. Filmed in various locations throughout Italy.

Casino Royale (2006)
Director: Martin Campbell
In Daniel Craig’s first role playing James Bond, the British agent travels to an extravagant Montenegrin casino in order to strip the film’s villain of all his money. BAFTA Film Award winner for Best Sound and nominated for Best Screenplay. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague, Czech Republic; Venice, Italy; and Lake Como, Italy.

Visions of Italy (DVD) (2005)
Director: Len Brown
Discover Italy’s most beloved regions and cities: Florence, Venice, Naples, the Amalfi Coast and more. Shot in high definition, this documentary features breathtaking scenery, architectural wonders, informative narration and traditional music.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Director: Audrey Wells
Based on Frances Mayes’s best-selling memoir, this lighthearted film tells the story of a recently divorced writer, played by Diane Lane, who buys a Tuscan villa with the hope of changing her life. Filmed in multiple locations including Rome and Salerno.

Bread and Tulips (2000)
Director: Silvio Soldini
This romantic comedy follows a housewife who gets left behind during a family vacation. As she makes her way home, she impulsively detours to Venice and builds a new life—only to be admonished by her sister to return to her old one. Originally titled Pane e tulipani. Filmed in multiple locations including Rome, Salerno and Venice.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Director: Anthony Minghella
In this psychological thriller starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law, con man and compulsive liar Tom Ripley travels to Italy to ingratiate himself with the son of a shipping magnate and persuade him to return stateside and join his father’s business. Nominated for five Academy Awards and one Golden Globe. Filmed in various locations throughout Italy.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Director: Roberto Benigni
In this Oscar winner for Best Leading Actor and Best Foreign Language Film, a Jewish Italian father shields his son from the horrors of life in a concentration camp by making up stories about the daily events for the boy to reinterpret. Originally titled La vita è bella. Filmed in multiple locations including Tuscany.

The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Director: Iain Softley
Based on Henry James’s novel, this intelligent film follows American heiress Milly Theale, played by Helena Bonham Carter. After she is stricken ill, she travels to Venice, where family and friends swirl around her with both good intentions and bad. Filmed in multiple locations including Venice.

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Director: Woody Allen
The lives of an upper-class Manhattan family are conveyed in song as they travel from New York to Paris to Venice in this whimsical musical comedy starring Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton and Goldie Hawn. Filmed in Venice and various locations throughout England.

A Month by the Lake (1995)
Director: John Irvin
A romantic love triangle set in 1937, starring Uma Thurman and Vanessa Redgrave. Nominated for a Golden Globe. Filmed in Lake Como, Italy.

The Postman (1994)
Directors: Michael Radford and Massimo Troisi
A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this gift to woo the local beauty, Beatrice. Originally titled Il postino. Filmed in Naples and Sicily.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With nothing more than a diary that contains clues and a map showing the location of the famous Holy Grail, Indiana Jones and museum curator Marcus Brody set out to find Jones’s father and the Holy Grail before the Nazis do. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia, Spain; Venice, Italy; and Petra, Jordan.

Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
This beautiful movie examines feelings of nostalgia and loss as a film director recalls his boyhood relationship with a movie theater projectionist in his tiny Sicilian hometown. The picture won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in various locations throughout Palermo, Italy.

Fellini’s Casanova (1976)
Director: Federico Fellini
This creative and lush film chronicles the exploits of the famous Italian womanizer, set in an imagined and surrealist Venice. The movie won an Academy Award for Costume Design. Filmed in Rome.

My Friends (1975)
Director: Mario Monicelli
Childhood friends Necchi, Perozzi, Melandri and Mascetti all live in Florence and spend as much time together as possible, traveling around Tuscany telling terrible jokes to anyone who will listen. Melandri falls in love with a professor’s wife; the love does not last, but the professor ends up becoming a great friend to the four men. Originally titled Amici miei. Filmed in Florence.

Death in Venice (1971)
Director: Luchino Visconti
This faithful adaptation of Thomas Mann’s well-known novella depicts a work-obsessed composer seeking solace at a Venetian seaside resort who becomes infatuated with a beautiful adolescent, whom he follows through the city’s palazzi and medieval streets. Filmed in Venice.

Patton (1970)
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
In this epic American film starring George C. Scott in the title role, the celebrated World War II general leads US troops into the theater of war, beginning in North Africa. The movie won Best Picture, Best Writing and three other Academy Awards; Scott received an Oscar for his performance, and Schaffner got an Oscar for Best Director. Filmed in multiple locations including Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Director: Mel Stuart
A group of American tourists takes an 18-day guided bus tour of nine European countries (from London to Rome) and humor ensues. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Luxembourg, Rome and Venice.

Red Desert (1964)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
When Giuliana realizes that she is unhappy with her life, she runs into the arms of one of her husband’s coworkers. But her attempt to escape her feelings of alienation does not make her any happier when she finds out her lover is not interested in her. Originally titled Il deserto rosso. Filmed in multiple locations including Sardinia.

The Leopard (1963)
Director: Luchino Visconti
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860s Sicily. Originally titled Il gattopardo. Filmed in various locations throughout Italy.

Carthage in Flames (1960)
Director: Carmine Gallone
This Italian historic drama chronicles the final days of the Punic Wars as the Roman Empire descends upon Carthage. Filmed in Rome, Italy.

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Director: Federico Fellini
Fellini’s classic drama follows a journalist, played by Marcello Mastroianni, through Rome for seven days as he searches for love, happiness and the good life; widely considered one of the best films of all time, it features the famous scene in the Trevi Fountain with Anita Ekberg. Filmed in Rome.

Summertime (1955)
Director: David Lean
Katharine Hepburn is an American schoolteacher who takes a dream trip to Venice and finds herself entangled and in love with a married man. Lean won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director. Both Hepburn and Lean received Academy Award nominations. Filmed in Venice.

Senso (1954)
Director: Luchino Visconti
A feast for the eyes set in 1860s Italy, this melodrama plays out against the atmospheric backdrop of Venice, from La Fenice Opera House to St. Mark’s Square. Filmed in Rome and Venice.

Roman Holiday (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck star in this romantic comedy about a reporter following a royal princess who is trying to remain incognita as she sightsees in Rome. Hepburn won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance. Filmed in Rome.

Outlaw Girl (1950)
Director: Mario Camerini
Beppe Musolino is innocent but found guilty of murder. He escapes from prison and, while on the run, meets and falls in love with a village girl. Together they track down the people who were responsible for the guilty verdict. Originally titled Il Brigante Musolino. Filmed in Calabria, Italy.

The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
This moving film follows a poor, desperate father as he searches post-war Rome for his stolen bicycle; without it, he will lose the job that allows him to provide for his family. Filmed in Rome.

Little World of the Past (1941)
Director: Mario Soldati
Franco and Luisa marry despite their difference in social status; Franco’s grandmother highly disapproves. Their world is shattered when tragedy strikes in Lake Como. Originally titled Piccolo Mondo Antico. Filmed in Lake Como, Italy.

Journey to Jah (2013)
Directors: Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer
Follow musicians as they take inspiration from foreign cultures to evolve their sounds. In this documentary, European musicians Gentleman and Alborosie take root in the reggae culture, while Jamaican singer Terry Lynn marries her music with European styles. Filmed in Jamaica.

Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive (2012)
Director: Gaël Leiblang
Learn more about Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. This documentary shares glimpses of Usain’s life growing up in Jamaica. With some of his most memorable competitions featured, as well as his Jamaican training programs, one can see how Usain was destined for a life of winning. Filmed in multiple locations including Jamaica.

No Place Like Home (2007)
Director: Perry Henzell
Island life suits Susan, a New York City film producer who has traveled to Jamaica to film a shampoo commercial. After one circumstance after another, Susan finds herself more and more drawn to Jamaica and drifting further away from the everyday city life that she knows. Filmed in Jamaica.

There Is No Lid on the Sea (2015)
Director: Keisuke Toyoshima
Adapted from Banana Yoshimoto’s novel, this drama shows how both drastic life changes and simple enjoyments can change one’s view of the world. Mari decides to leave bustling Tokyo and return to her hometown, a small town in the Shizuoka prefecture, to open a snow cone shop. Her snow cones soothe her customers and Mari finds peace with herself through a friendship she develops with a coworker. Originally titled Umi no futa. Filmed in Tokyo.

Samsara (2012)
Director: Ron Fricke
This documentary transports viewers to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders. Shot on 70-millimeter film and filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries on five continents; locations include Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Bangkok, Thailand.

I Wish (2011)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Brothers Koichi and Ryunosuke are separated when their parents get divorced, but Koichi, the older brother, wishes his family were still intact. After hearing that wishes can be granted if made at the exact moment when two bullet trains pass by each other at top speed, Koichi, his two best friends, Ryunosuke and Ryunosuke’s three friends all decide to meet at the spot where this will occur. Originally titled Kiseki. Filmed in multiple locations including Kagoshima and Nagasaki.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the “developed” world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels, the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, London, Paris and Tokyo.

Kochuu (2003)
Director: Jesper Wachtmeister
This documentary explores modern Japanese architecture as it relates to Japanese and Nordic building traditions, intertwining nature and concrete, gardens and technology, and modern and traditional into visually stunning constructions. Filmed in multiple locations including Finland, Japan, Norway and Sweden.

Lost in Translation (2003)
Director: Sofia Coppola
A middle-aged American movie star is in Tokyo to film a whiskey ad for the Japanese market. There, he meets a twentysomething recent Yale philosophy graduate who is in Japan with her husband, and they find that they have more in common than meets the eye. Filmed in multiple locations including Tokyo.

The Samurai (2003)
Director: Tony Long
This documentary explores the extraordinary history of the samurai, one of the world’s most famous warrior classes, including their self-discipline, martial artistry and sacred rituals. Modern-day samurai share the ways of life in the Bushidō, while educators describe the momentous events in the centuries-long history of the samurai.

Women in the Mirror (2003)
Director: Yoshishige Yoshida
This drama is about three women who feel a sense of confused identity, tied to memories of the Hiroshima disaster. As they share their memories, they try to piece together family ties that may or may not connect them to each other. Originally titled Kagami no onnatachi.

Enlightenment Guaranteed (2000)
Director: Doris Dörrie
When brothers Uwe and Gustav travel to a monastery near Tokyo, Japan, their plan is to address their troubled lives and achieve enlightenment. But trouble seems to follow Uwe and Gustav wherever they go. Originally titled Erleuchtung garantiert. Filmed in multiple locations including Tokyo.

Rhapsody in August (1991)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
When four children spend the summer with their grandmother in Nagasaki, Japan, they learn about how their grandfather was killed: by the atomic bomb that fell in 1945. Originally titled Hachigatsu no rapusodī. Filmed in multiple locations including Nagasaki.

Tora-san Goes North (1987)
Director: Yōji Yamada
This romantic comedy is about a naive man who falls in love easily. After returning home to Hokkaido, Tora-san falls for a young lady who has returned to Hokkaido to make amends with her father. Originally titled Otoko wa tsurai yo: Shiretoko bojō. Filmed in Hokkaido and Tokyo.

The Makioka Sisters (1983)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Set in 1938 Japan, this drama follows four sisters who are living off the dwindling inheritance of their deceased parents. Every year, the sisters meet in Kyoto to view the cherry blossoms. Originally titled Sasameyuki. Filmed in Kyoto and Osaka.

Hiroshima, My Love (1959)
Director: Alain Resnais
When a Frenchwoman travels to Japan to make a film about the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and the importance of peace, she falls in love with a Japanese man who lost his family in the bombing. They find a connection through loss, as she herself lost her German lover in the war. Originally titled Hiroshima mon amour. Filmed in multiple locations including Hiroshima.

House of Bamboo (1955)
Director: Samuel Fuller
This film noir follows Eddie Kenner, a US Army investigator who attempts to look into the death of a fellow army official while planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate. Filmed in Tokyo.

Tokyo Story (1953)
Director: Yasujirō Ozu
When Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama travel to Tokyo to visit their children, they discover that their children are too busy for them and inconvenienced by their presence. After their kids send them off to a resort that is too loud, Shukichi and Tomi decide to return home. Originally titled Tōkyō monogatari. Filmed in multiple locations including Hiroshima and Tokyo.

Queen of the Desert (2015)
Director: Werner Herzog
Nicole Kidman stars as archaeologist and explorer Gertrude Bell, political attaché for the British Empire at the beginning of the 20th century. Nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Filmed in Petra, Jordan.

Footnote (2011)
Director: Joseph Cedar
A father and son, rival professors at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, find themselves in a bitter confrontation over The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious national award. Originally titled Hearat Shulayim.

Lemon Tree (2008)
Director: Eran Riklis
This is the story of a Palestinian widow who lives simply in the West Bank’s occupied territory. When a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down, she must seek assistance to defend it. Originally titled Etz Limon. Filmed in multiple locations including Jerusalem.

Jellyfish (2007)
Directors: Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret
This film tells the intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv: Batya is a catering waitress who takes in an abandoned child; Keren is a young bride who breaks her leg; and Joy is a Philippine chore woman who does not speak any Hebrew. Originally titled Meduzot. Filmed in Tel Aviv.

Campfire (2004)
Director: Joseph Cedar
When a widow with two teenaged daughters is ready to move on with her life and seeks to be accepted into a new ideologically based West Bank settlement, she finds she has many factors working against her, especially because there is no man in the household. Originally titled Medurat Hashevet.

The Mummy Returns (2001)
Director: Stephen Sommers
A tongue-in-cheek adventure starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and Dwayne Johnson as the awakened and very angry Imhotep. Winner of six awards and 16 nominations. Filmed in Petra, Jordan.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With nothing more than a diary that contains clues and a map showing the location of the famous Holy Grail, Indiana Jones and museum curator Marcus Brody set out to find Jones’s father and the Holy Grail before the Nazis do. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia, Spain; Venice, Italy; and Petra, Jordan.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Director: David Lean
This adventure-drama tells the story of T. E. Lawrence, the brilliant, flamboyant and controversial military figure who led the Arab revolt during WWI. Stars Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn and Alec Guinness. The movie won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Music Score. Lean won Best Director, and Sharif won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.

Amour Fou (2014)
Director: Jessica Hausner
When young poet Heinrich cannot convince his skeptical cousin, Marie, to join him in a suicide pact, he makes a subsequent offer to Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Henriette is not interested until she discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness. Filmed in Luxembourg.

Hannah Arendt (2013)
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
This film tells the story of Hannah Arendt, the political theorist and philosopher who reported on the trial of notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Filmed in Israel and Luxembourg.

The Giants (2011)
Director: Bouli Lanners
While two teenagers are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather’s home and waiting for their busy mother, they decide to rent the house out to a local drug dealer to make some money. But things do not go as planned. Originally titled Les géants. Filmed in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Long Way Round (TV) (2004)
Directors: David Alexanian and Russ Malki
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel the world via motorcycles. Equipped with onboard cameras and one ride-along cameraman, Ewan and Charley travel 19,000 miles from London to New York. Filmed in multiple locations including Calgary, London and Luxembourg.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Director: Mel Stuart
A group of American tourists takes an 18-day guided bus tour of nine European countries (from London to Rome) and humor ensues. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Luxembourg, Rome and Venice.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)
Director: David Douglas
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary captures the lemurs of Madagascar with IMAX 3D cameras and takes viewers on an amazing journey deep into their wonderful world. Now endangered, lemurs are receiving aid from scientists like Patricia Wright to help them survive in the modern world. Filmed in Madagascar.

Chef Thémis, cuisinier sans frontières (2010)
Director: Philippe Lavalette
This documentary, filmed over the course of three years, follows Chef Thémis, founder of Cooks Without Borders. When Chef Thémis returns to Madagascar, his country of origin, to show underprivileged people how to cook, he is both enthusiastic about and doubtful of the task that lies ahead of him.

Souli (2004)
Director: Alexander Abela
This film is based on William Shakespeare’s Othello. Carlos, a young student, is searching for Souli, a famous Senegalese poet who may possess the “Thiossan tale.” Souli, a fisherman, and Mona, the woman with whom Souli lives, are both in danger because Yann, a French trader, is planning to destroy their lives. Filmed in Madagascar.

Let’s Eat! (2016)
Director: Chapman To
Rosemary, the daughter of a restaurant owner, wants to modernize the restaurant and reduce costs, but the restaurant’s traditional chef, Dai Hung, does not see eye to eye with Rosemary. Filmed in Malaysia and Singapore.

Palawan Fate (2011)
Director: Auraeus Solito
This drama highlights pristine Palawan and sheds some light on the environmental harm to and exploitation of Palawan’s forests, seas and mountains. Originally titled Busong.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, two sons and two other women, Old Wu is losing patience with his attempts to assassinate Yee, an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai. Old Wu enlists Kuang, Mak Tai Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie. Filmed in multiple locations throughout China and Malaysia.

Entrapment (1999)
Director: Jon Amiel
When a highly secured piece of art is stolen, an insurance agent works her way into the life of the head thief in the hopes of finding the art. Thinking she wants to join him on heists, the burglar puts her through strenuous training before their first job together. With the promise of a big payout, the insurance agent seems to be enjoying the game. Filmed in multiple locations including Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and London, England.

Beyond Rangoon (1995)
Director: John Boorman
When a woman tries to gain strength and move forward after her husband and son are murdered, she goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she is left on her own for a few days, during which time she falls in with students fighting for democracy. Filmed in multiple locations including Thailand and Malaysia.

Kon–Tiki (2012)
Director: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
In this dramatic retelling of Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300-mile expedition of 1947, the Norwegian explorer proves naysayers wrong by sailing a balsa wood raft across the Pacific from South America to Polynesia. Filmed in multiple locations including Bulgaria, Malta, Norway, Sweden and Thailand.

Youth Without Youth (2007)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
This intriguing drama, partially set in pre–World War II Malta, centers on a shy professor who experiences a catastrophic event that forever changes him. Filmed in multiple locations including Bulgaria, India, Malta, Romania and Switzerland.

Malta George Cross (2005)
Director: Winston Azzopardi
Shot in several locations on the island of Malta, this intimate documentary depicts the hardships of World War II through the eyes of a child. Filmed in Malta.

Trenchcoat (1983)
Director: Michael Tuchner
This comedy follows a mystery writer (Margot Kidder) to Malta, where she falls in love with a stranger (Robert Hays) who leads her into a plutonium-smuggling operation. Filmed in Malta.

The Mackintosh Man (1973)
Director: John Huston
In this cold war spy thriller starring Paul Newman, a British agent takes on a fictional criminal identity and arranges his own capture and imprisonment so he can infiltrate a rival spy organization. Filmed in multiple locations including England, Ireland, Malta and Scotland.

Pulp (1972)
Director: Mike Hodges
In this comedy-thriller, Michael Caine plays a pulp fiction writer who is offered a large sum to travel to Malta and ghostwrite an autobiography of a mysterious celebrity with questionable motives, played by Mickey Rooney. Filmed in Malta.

Malta Story (1953)
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
This war movie, starring Alec Guinness, portrays the air defense of Malta during its World War II siege, and features spectacular footage of the island nation—rare for its day. Filmed in Malta.

I’ve Seen the Unicorn (2014)
Director: Vincent Toi
Alvinio Roy has dreamed of riding a horse in the Maiden Cup on the remote island of Mauritius for as long as he can remember. Every morning he wakes up at 4:00 AM to work as a stable boy in exchange for riding lessons. In Mauritius, the island’s culture includes customs left by its many colonial mothers, including horse racing. Filmed in Champ de Mars and Port Louis.

The Shaukeens (2014)
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Lali, KD and Pinky, three men in their sixties, plan a trip to Mauritius to escape their everyday lives and have some fun.

Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002)
Director: Ameer Sultan
This romantic drama follows the lives of Gautham and Kannan, two men who have been friends since they were children. Kannan is in love with Maha, but his parents are planning on him marrying Sandhya. Together, Kannan and Gautham devise a plan that will keep Kannan from marrying Sandhya. In the process, love begins to blossom in the lives of several people. Filmed in India, Italy, Mauritius and New Zealand.

Journey to Land’s End (2008)
Director: Gregg Ensminger
This documentary starts off at the red rocks of Sedona and takes viewers on a trip to California before heading south to Cabo San Lucas’s Land’s End. Shot in high definition with cutting-edge photography, you will see Mexico’s captivating Baja Peninsula in new, colorful ways. Filmed in multiple locations including Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and San Diego, California.

La Quinceañera (2007)
Director: Adam Taub
This short documentary shows a moving portrait of a Mexican family’s love and loyalty to each other. Ana Maria is about to turn 15, and her mother and five siblings want to make sure that her quinceañera is memorable, despite her father not being supportive of her special day. Filmed in Mexico.

Dawn of the Maya (2003)
Director: Graham Townsley
National Geographic explores new archaeological findings in a Preclassic Mayan civilization whose roots date back some 2,000 years, revealing that the Mayans lived in a thriving society including intricate artwork and massive pyramids.

Against All Odds (1984)
Director: Taylor Hackford
After Terry Brogan is cut from a football team, he accepts a questionable job from a friend to find his friend’s girlfriend in Mexico. He finds her in Cozumel and falls in love. Filmed in multiple locations including Cozumel and the Yucatán Peninsula.

Grace of Monaco (2014)
Director: Olivier Dahan
This French-American film traces the glamorous life of Grace Kelly, the American actress who left her film career to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The movie includes sweeping shots of the French Riviera. Nicole Kidman plays the starring role. Filmed in multiple locations including France, Italy and Monaco.

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Director: Vincent McEveety
In the third installment of this beloved Disney franchise, “Herbie the Love Bug”—an anthropomorphized Volkswagen Beetle—joins a rally from Paris to Monte Carlo with his race car–driving owner. The race is loosely based on the famed Monte Carlo Rally, which culminates in the Mediterranean city. Filmed in multiple locations including Monte Carlo, Monaco and Paris, France.

Kaleidoscope (1966)
Director: Jack Smight
Warren Beatty and Susannah York star in this crime film about a playboy who infiltrates a manufacturer of playing cards so he can win big at card tables throughout Europe, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino where some of the movie was shot. Filmed in England.

To Catch a Thief (1955)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in this romantic thriller about a retired cat burglar trying to entrap another burglar who is preying on wealthy tourists on the French Riviera. Hitchcock nicely conveys the glamour and energy of Monte Carlo, and the movie won an Oscar for Best Cinematography. Filmed in multiple locations including France and Monaco.

The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)
Director: Stephen Roberts
In this romantic comedy set after World War I, a beautiful young woman tricks a Russian aristocrat into returning to Monte Carlo after he has broken the bank at its casino. But after stealing his money, she falls in love with him. This film features nice shots of early 20th-century Monte Carlo. Filmed in Monte Carlo.

Money for Nothing (1932)
Director: Monty Banks
In this prince-and-the-pauper story, a down-and-out gambler is mistaken for a wealthy man in Monte Carlo. Filmed in England.

Meet Me in Montenegro (2015)
Directors: Alex Holdridge and Linnea Saasen
In this comedy, a failed American writer meets a European dancer and begins an affair with her. Filmed in multiple locations including Germany, Montenegro and the US.

The Brothers Bloom (2009)
Director: Rian Johnson
Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo star in this comedic caper about sibling confidence men who take on a final job that sends them around the world. Filmed in multiple locations including the Czech Republic, Montenegro and Serbia.

Casino Royale (2006)
Director: Martin Campbell
In Daniel Craig’s first role playing James Bond, the British agent travels to an extravagant Montenegrin casino in order to strip the film’s villain of all his money. BAFTA Film Award winner for Best Sound and nominated for Best Screenplay. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague, Czech Republic; Venice, Italy; and Lake Como, Italy.

The Dark Side of the Sun (1988)
Director: Božidar Nikolić
A young Brad Pitt stars in this story of a young man searching for a cure for a rare skin disease. Along the way, he finds freedom and love. Filmed in multiple locations including Kotor, Montenegro and Yugoslavia.

Montenegro (1981)
Director: Dušan Makavejev
In this comedy-drama, a bored housewife on the brink of insanity takes up with some bohemian Yugoslavian immigrants living life to the fullest.

Eye on Juliet (2017)
Director: Kim Nguyen
Gordon, a security robot operator in Detroit who works with a drone in North Africa, becomes intrigued by Ayusha, a young woman he sees one day through the drone’s lens. Filmed in multiple locations including Casablanca.

Allied (2016)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
A Canadian intelligence officer is assigned to assassinate the German ambassador in Morocco and is partnered with a French Resistance fighter to pose as a married couple. The two grow close, get married and have a child, but one of them is leading a deceitful life. Filmed in multiple locations including the Canary Islands.

Dalida (2016)
Director: Lisa Azuelos
This biographical drama is based on the life of Dalida, a celebrity of the 1950s who sang in Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish. Filmed in multiple locations including Casablanca.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
When the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) is disbanded, Ethan Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate, all on his own. Filmed in multiple locations including Casablanca, Morocco; London, England; and Vienna, Austria.

Inception (2010)
Director: Christopher Nolan
In the new world of corporate espionage where secrets are stolen via a dream state, Dom Cobb is the best thief. He is also an international fugitive, which has cost him time with his family. When Dom is offered an opportunity to get his life back, he must accomplish the impossible. Filmed in multiple locations including Alberta, Canada; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; and Morocco.

Journey to Mecca (2009)
Director: Bruce Neibaur
One of the greatest travelers in human history, 21-year-old law student Ibn Battuta set out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost 30 years later. Filmed for initial presentation in IMAX and other giant-screen cinemas. Filmed in Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

Bab Sebta (2008)
Directors: Frederico Lobo and Pedro Pinho
This documentary focuses on interviews conducted with people in four North African cities exploring why some people are willing to risk everything to emigrate to Europe.

Casablanca (1942)
Director: Michael Curtiz
When Rick Blaine’s former lover, Ilsa, shows up with her husband at his nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco, he is confronted with challenges that lead to a difficult decision.

The Train of Salt and Sugar (2016)
Director: Licinio Azevedo
On a train journey through war-torn Mozambique, civilian passengers and a troop of soldiers must work together to reach safety. Filmed in Mozambique.

The Children’s Republic (2012)
Director: Flora Gomes
A group of African children comes face-to-face with survival, and young men and women must work together to rebuild their homes after their country is nearly destroyed by warfare. Filmed in Mozambique.

Blood Diamond (2006)
Director: Edward Zwick
This political war thriller is set in 1999 Sierra Leone, when the country is ravaged by unrest. Archer, a Rhodesian gunrunner, has been jailed while trying to smuggle diamonds into Liberia. When he learns about an enormous pink diamond that has been buried by a fellow prisoner, Vandy, a fisherman who was enslaved to harvest diamonds, Archer plots with Vandy to locate the diamond in order to sell it so they can both escape their unwanted situations. Winner of eight awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Maputo, Mozambique and multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

Marrabenta Stories (2004)
Director: Karen Boswall
This documentary brings together young Mozambican musicians who play jazz, funk and hip-hop and elders who play Marrabenta, a musical style that was popular in 1950s and 1960s Mozambique. Together, the musicians go on a South African tour. A 2005 winner at the Portuguese Film Festival.

Kuxa Kanema: The Birth of Cinema (2003)
Director: Margarida Cardoso
Following the 1975 independence of Mozambique, President Samora Machel created the National Institute of Cinema (INC). This documentary shares the successes and struggles of the INC as well as clips of rarely seen INC footage. Originally titled Kuxa Kanema: O Nascimento do Cinema. Filmed in Mozambique.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain (2012)
Director: Robert H. Lieberman
This unique documentary, filmed over a two-year period, offers a rare look into the second most isolated country on the planet. Includes an interview with Aung San Suu Kyi and stunning footage of Burmese life. Filmed in Burma.

The Lady (2011)
Director: Luc Besson
This is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman at the core of Burma’s democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi. The Lady is an epic love story of devotion and human understanding. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand; London, England; and Paris, France.

Beyond Rangoon (1995)
Director: John Boorman
When a woman tries to gain strength and move forward after her husband and son are murdered, she goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she is left on her own for a few days, during which time she falls in with students fighting for democracy. Filmed in multiple locations including Thailand and Malaysia.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Director: David Lean
Set during World War II, this film tells the story of British prisoners who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma–Siam railway. Filmed in multiple locations in Sri Lanka including Colombo.

The Burmese Harp (1956)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Set in World War II. Mizushima, a soldier in the Japanese army in Burma, is asked by the British to convince a Japanese troop to surrender. Unsuccessful, Mizushima becomes a Buddhist monk and travels the countryside to bury the remains of Japanese soldiers. Originally titled Biruma no tategoto. Filmed in multiple locations including The Netherlands and Burma.

Milking the Rhino (2009)
Director: David E. Simpson
This documentary shows the behind-the-scenes role that villagers play in the making of nature documentaries, as well as the villagers’ desires to claim a piece of the wildlife-tourism pie after the collision of ancient ways with Western expectations. Filmed in multiple locations including Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Beyond Borders (2003)
Director: Martin Campbell
Sarah Jordan is an American living in London and married to the son of a wealthy industrialist. When Sarah is moved by a doctor’s pleas to support relief efforts in war-torn Africa, she embarks on a journey to the far corners of the world. Filmed in multiple locations including Namibia and Thailand.

A Far Off Place (1993)
Director: Mikael Salomon
After Nonni and Harry witness poachers massacre a gamekeeper’s family, they must escape the poachers by walking through the Kalahari Desert. With the help of an African bushman, Nonni and Harry set out on a months-long journey, and in the process discover their strengths and skills. Filmed in Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Director: Taika Waititi
When young Ricky Baker is sent to live in the country with his Aunt Bella and Uncle Hec because of his defiant behavior, he and Hec clash. So, when Bella unexpectedly passes away, Ricky runs away into the wild New Zealand bush, followed closely behind by Hec. Filmed in multiple locations throughout New Zealand.

Pirates of the Airwaves (2016)
Director: Charlie Haskell
This drama is about Radio Hauraki, New Zealand’s “boat that rocked.” Radio Hauraki was a pirate radio station that broadcast in international waters from a boat called Tiri from 1966 through 1970, when the station began to broadcast on land. Filmed in Auckland.

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Tom, a lighthouse keeper, and his wife, Isabel, live remotely off the coast of western Australia. After Isabel miscarries twice and a baby washes ashore in a dinghy, Isabel convinces Tom that they should raise the baby without telling anyone about her or her father, who is lying dead in the boat. Filmed in multiple locations including Dunedin and Tasmania.

The Patriarch (2016)
Director: Lee Tamahori
This film is based on the novel Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies by Witi Ihimaera. Set in the 1960s, with breathtaking views of the east coast of New Zealand, The Patriarch tells the story of two Māori sheepshearing families, the Poatas and the Mahanas—bitter enemies who must find their way through adversity. Originally titled Mahana. Filmed in Auckland.

New Zealand from Above (2012)
Directors: Bruce Morrison and Serge Ou
This documentary gives you the opportunity to traverse New Zealand, from the South Island to the tip of the North Island. New Zealanders share their thoughts on their culture, interests and work. Filmed in New Zealand.

When a City Falls (2011)
Director: Gerard Smyth
After two earthquakes killed 185 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, the beautiful city and the Canterburians were devastated. This documentary shares the accounts of people who lived through the earthquakes, as well as their inspiring determination to recover and rebuild. Filmed in Christchurch.

Boy (2010)
Director: Taika Waititi
This film is about Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his grandmother, his brother and a goat. When Boy’s grandmother goes away for a week, his absent father, whom he had idealized, shows up looking for a bag of money that he buried years earlier. Filmed in New Zealand.

Avatar (2009)
Director: James Cameron
Paraplegic Marine Jake Sully offers to take his recently deceased brother’s place on a mission to the distant world of Pandora. Once there, he discovers that the mission is based on greed. As Jake bonds with the native Na’vi people of Pandora, he finds himself falling in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri. Filmed in multiple locations including Wellington, New Zealand.

The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)
Director: Roger Donaldson
This biographical drama is about Burt Munro (1899–1978), a New Zealand motorcycle racer. Burt has tinkered on his 1920 Indian motorcycle for 25 years with the dream of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to see how fast it can go. When he is diagnosed with heart disease, he mortgages his home and charms his way to Utah. Filmed in multiple locations including Auckland, New Zealand; Timaru, New Zealand; and the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.

Without a Paddle (2004)
Director: Steven Brill
When three friends are reunited at the funeral of a childhood friend, they discover a trunk that includes information about $200,000 that went missing along with airplane hijacker D. B. Cooper in 1971. The three friends decide to continue their friend’s quest, but are unaware of the impending dangers they will face. Filmed in various locations throughout New Zealand including Rotorua and Wellington.

Whale Rider (2002)
Director: Niki Caro
When 11-year-old Pai is certain that she is destined to become the new chief of the Whangara people, a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, she must go up against her grandfather, Koro, who is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Filmed in New Zealand.

The Piano (1993)
Director: Jane Campion
Ada and her young daughter move to New Zealand for Ada’s arranged marriage. When Ada’s husband sells her beloved piano to their neighbor, George, she is heartbroken. But George offers Ada a chance to earn her piano back by giving him piano lessons. Filmed in Auckland.

An Angel at My Table (1990)
Director: Jane Campion
This biographical drama tells the story of Nene Janet Paterson Clutha, a New Zealand author who published under the name Janet Frame. The third of five children, Janet endured many hardships as a child, including the drownings of her two adolescent sisters and the epileptic seizures suffered by her brother, George. Confined to a mental institution for several years, she became successful when she started writing stories. Filmed in multiple locations including Auckland, New Zealand; Catalonia, Spain; London, England; and Paris, France.

Caffeinated (2015)
Directors: Hanh Nguyen and Vishal Solanki
This documentary takes viewers around the world to see the places where coffee is grown and share the perspectives of the people and communities that are involved in the process, from planting the seeds to roasting the beans. Filmed in multiple locations including Nicaragua.

Connected by Coffee (2014)
Director: Aaron Dennis
This documentary takes you on a 1,000-mile journey across Latin America and shares how coffee is connected to a troubled past and hopeful future.

Dreaming Nicaragua (2010)
Director: Marcelo Bukin
This documentary follows four children living in poverty in Nicaragua and, through their play, shows their courage and never-ending hope for a better life. Despite difficult lives, the children and their families possess strength and humor.

La Yuma (2009)
Director: Florence Jaugey
Yuma lives in an underprivileged neighborhood in Managua, but that does not stop her from trying to achieve her goal of becoming a boxer. Yuma is driven by the determination to one day make a better life for herself and her siblings. Filmed in Managua, Nicaragua.

The Shore (2012)
Director: Terry George
This short film tells the story of Joe and Paddy, two friends who were separated by the conflicts in Northern Ireland. Joe and Paddy eventually meet again, but not for 25 years. The film won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Filmed in Northern Ireland, UK.

Closing the Ring (2007)
Director: Richard Attenborough
When Jimmy, a young adult living in Belfast, finds a ring near the site of a crashed B-17, he is determined to return the ring to “Ethel,” the woman whose name is inscribed on it. When Jimmy finds Ethel, passionate stories from the past are brought into the present. Filmed in multiple locations including Belfast.

The Mighty Celt (2005)
Director: Pearse Elliott
Fourteen-year-old Donal works in a kennel and discovers a passion for greyhound racing. The owner of the kennel, Good Joe, promises Donal that he can have his favorite greyhound, The Mighty Celt, if he wins three races in a row. Filmed in multiple locations including Belfast.

This Is the Sea (1998)
Director: Mary McGuckian
The romance between Hazel, a Protestant, and Malachy, a Catholic, is uncertain. Rohan, a friend of Malachy’s brother, wants to recruit Malachy to fight for the cause, and Hazel’s brother, Jef, is keeping watch on the relationship by spying on Hazel’s meetings with Malachy. Filmed in multiple locations including Belfast and Dublin.

The King’s Choice (2016)
Director: Erik Poppe
This film is based on a true event that took place during World War II. When German armed forces invade neutral Norway, the royal family must flee. Crown Princess Märtha escapes to Sweden with the children, while Crown Prince Olav and King Haakon VII depart to a farming region near Elverum where they will meet German troops head-on. Originally titled Kongens nei.

Kon–Tiki (2012)
Director: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
In this dramatic retelling of Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300-mile expedition of 1947, the Norwegian explorer proves naysayers wrong by sailing a balsa wood raft across the Pacific from South America to Polynesia. Filmed in multiple locations including Bulgaria, Malta, Norway, Sweden and Thailand.

To the Arctic 3D (2012)
Director: Greg MacGillivray
This documentary shows the reality of surviving in the wilderness. Follow the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin 7-month-old cubs as they navigate their way through melting ice, mammoth glaciers, mountain peaks and stunning waterfalls.

Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights (2008)
Director: Archie Baron
This documentary takes viewers to the northernmost part of Norway, often described as the land of the midnight sun. Joanna Lumley travels on dog sleighs and snowmobiles in search of dazzling northern lights displays. Filmed in Norway.

The Danish Poet (2006)
Director: Torill Kove
This Oscar winner for Best Animated Short Film tells the tale of a poet who travels to Norway in search of inspiration. When he arrives, he falls in love with a farmer’s daughter; however, circumstances separate the two until they reunite many years later.

Edvard Munch (1974)
Director: Peter Watkins
This biopic of Norway’s famed expressionist painter spans 30 years of the artist’s life, focusing on the factors that shaped his worldview and artistic sensibilities—from disease and loss to his affair with a married woman.

The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Director: Anthony Mann
Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris star in this film about the World War II Norwegian resistance against German troops, who were manufacturing a component for the atomic bomb. Filmed in Norway.

The Vikings (1958)
Director: Richard Fleischer
This adventure was produced by and stars Kirk Douglas, along with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Based on the sagas of the Norse ruler Ragnar Lodbrok, it was filmed primarily amid the grandeur of Norway’s fjords. Filmed in multiple locations including Croatia, Germany and Norway.

Kon-Tiki (1950)
Director: Thor Heyerdahl
The only Norwegian feature film ever to have won an Oscar (for Best Documentary), this remarkable piece of filmmaking was written and directed by Thor Heyerdahl, the explorer who in 1947 set out to prove that pre-Columbian South Americans could have reached Polynesia by raft. Filmed in Peru and Stockholm.

On the Way to Salalah (2017)
Director: Mayo Kucharski
This documentary follows Ali, a modern European-born Omani who takes a sentimental journey to the most mysterious state in the Arabian Sea region: the Sultanate of Oman. Along the way, he meets a stranger and forms a sincere friendship. Filmed in the Sultanate of Oman.

Asphalt (2016)
Director: Ali Hammoud
Lebanese truck driver Derar Nsseir and Egyptian truck driver Mohamad Mehani make their living crossing borders, towns and cities across the Arab world, delivering necessities. This documentary shows what life is like behind the wheel and the close relationship between man and machine. Filmed in multiple locations including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Sultanate of Oman.

Sachein (2005)
Director: John Mahendran
This romantic comedy follows the college romance between Sachein and Shalinii. As their friendship blossoms, each becomes jealous when seeing the other in the company of friends of the opposite sex; Shalinii then declares that she will never fall in love with Sachein. Filmed in multiple locations including Iceland, India, Ireland, Oman and Switzerland.

Panama Canal in 3D: A Land Divided, a World United (2017)
Director: Keith Melton
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary shows both the old and new Panama, from its Conquistador days to the French canal-digging to the American technology that transformed shipping and tropical medicine.

Hands of Stone (2016)
Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
This biographical sports film follows the life of legendary Panamanian Roberto Durán, from his professional boxing debut at age 16 to his retirement at age 50, as well as focusing on his famous trainer, Ray Arcel. Filmed in New York and Panama.

Salsipuedes (2016)
Directors: Ricardo Aguilar Navarro and Manuel Rodríguez
When Andrés Pimienta returns to Panama to attend his grandfather’s funeral after ten years of living in the United States, he meets his father, a former boxing champion and the reason why Andrés was sent to live in the United States. Andrés chooses to stay in Panama to learn about his family’s past. Filmed in Panama.

Panama Canal Stories (2014)
Directors: Abner Benaim, Carolina Borrero, Luis Franco Brantley, Pinky Mon and Pituka Ortega-Heilbron
This film contains five short dramas that span a century of lives that have been impacted by the Panama Canal. Originally titled Historias del canal. Filmed in Colón.

Passage to Panama: A Musical Journey (2008)
Director: Fred Salaff
Panama is a small country, but its diverse musical history is vast due to Panama having been a transit route for people from all continents. This documentary shares interviews with Panamanian musicians, recording producers and others who share their love for the rich and colorful music of Panama. Filmed in Cuba and Panama.

Quantum of Solace (2008)
Director: Marc Forster
James Bond, a retired spy and a mysterious woman track down a world-renowned developer involved in a shadowy network of power and corruption. Filmed in multiple locations including London, England; Panama; Tuscany, Italy; and Madrid, Spain.

End of the Spear (2005)
Director: Jim Hanon
In 1956, after five missionaries in the jungles of Ecuador are speared to death by Waodani tribesmen, events unfold that change the lives of the Waodani tribe and the slain missionaries’ families. Filmed in Colón.

The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Director: John Boorman
After a British spy has an affair with an ambassador’s wife, he is sent to Panama to uncover the president’s plans for the Panama Canal. He connects with a tailor, top political figures and gangsters, with the intent to topple the government. Filmed in Panama.

Panama Hattie (1942)
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
There is always something exciting happening at Hattie Maloney’s nightclub in the Panama Canal Zone, where she performs. When a sophisticated gentleman visits the saloon, sparks fly between him and Hattie. This musical features the music and lyrics of Cole Porter.

Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
When Maggie King misses her ship from Panama back to the United States while on a date with soldier Skid Johnson, she is forced to move in with Skid and his friend Harry. Maggie and Skid fall in love, but Skid becomes famous and risks everything, including his relationship with Maggie.

When Two Worlds Collide (2016)
Directors: Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel
This documentary shares the passion of an indigenous environmental activist who takes a stand against large businesses that are destroying the Amazon. Winner of the Special Jury Award: Best Debut Feature at the Sundance Film Festival 2016. Filmed in Peru.

Hija de la laguna (2015)
Director: Ernesto Cabellos
This documentary tells the story of an Andean woman who communicates with water spirits and uses her powers to try to stop a mining corporation from destroying the lakes she considers to be her mother.

Web (2013)
Director: Michael Kleiman
This documentary is about the One Laptop per Child program, and follows Peruvian families who live in remote areas of the Andes Mountains and the Amazon jungle as their children experience the Internet for the first time. Addressing both the benefits and complications that digital connections create, Web brings together leading thinkers on the role of the Internet.

Ghosts of Machu Picchu (TV) (2010)
Production Company: PBS Distribution
Nova visits the ruins of Machu Picchu to try and determine what happened to the most famous archaeological ruin in the Western Hemisphere.

Máncora (2008)
Director: Ricardo de Montreuil
After his father commits suicide, 22-year-old Santiago decides to leave the cold winter in Lima for the beach resort of Máncora. Before leaving, Santiago’s stepsister and her husband arrive at his place. The three leave for Máncora together, but the trip turns out to be more than just a chance to get away from it all. Filmed in Lima.

Black Ermine (1953)
Director: Carlos Hugo Christensen
A woman who maintains her luxury lifestyle through a series of wealthy lovers takes her son on vacation to Machu Picchu, where she meets and falls in love with an Argentine painter. She stops seeing her wealthy lovers until she finds herself heavily in debt and decides to call on one of them, resulting in tragedy. Originally titled Armiño negro. Filmed in multiple locations including Lima.

Power of Pearl: The Farm Beneath the Sea (2017)
Directors: Ahbra Perry and Robert Taylor Higgins
In the Ring of Fire, a basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, pearls grow. This documentary follows pearl farmers in the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, and shows how pearls impact the relationship between workers and their communities. Winner of the 2013 American Documentary Film Fund. Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; and Kobe, Japan.

Metro Manila (2013)
Director: Sean Ellis
When Oscar Ramirez moves his family from northern Philippines to Manila in the hopes of a better life, they become overwhelmed by the city’s fast pace and are taken advantage of by hardened locals. Oscar finds steady work, but must confront the perils of his new life and job. Filmed in Manila.

Subject: I Love You (2011)
Director: Francis dela Torre
This film was inspired by the ILOVEYOU computer virus that spread westward through corporate email systems and forced the Pentagon, the CIA and the British Parliament to shut down their mail systems. Victor is a young man who is willing to risk getting entangled in an international criminal investigation in order to reconnect with the woman he loves. Filmed in Metro Manila.

Mammoth (2009)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
This film shows how lives are intertwined by place. An American businessman tries to change his life while in Thailand. In New York, his wife, daughter and live-in Filipino maid find their relationships changing. In the Philippines, the maid’s family is missing her presence. Filmed in multiple locations including the Philippines.

Pinoy Sunday (2009)
Director: Wi Ding Ho
When a pair of migrant Filipino workers happen upon an abandoned red couch, they decide to take it back to their dormitory. Unable to find a way to get the couch home by vehicle, they have no choice but to carry it on foot. Soon, their Sunday turns into an adventure of self-discovery. Filmed in multiple locations including the Philippines and Taipei City, Taiwan.

Under an Arctic Sky (2017)
Director: Chris Burkard
Set sail with six surfers in this documentary as they search for the perfect surf under the northern lights. Constant darkness, stormy seas and the worst storm to hit the country in 25 years are challenges the surfers must face in trying to reach their goal. Filmed in Iceland.

Ida (2013)
Director: Paweł Pawlikowski
Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, this road movie has been called a masterpiece of Polish cinema. It follows a young woman who is on the verge of taking her vows as a Catholic nun, only to discover that her parents were Jewish. Filmed in Poland.

Wałęsa: Man of Hope (2013)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
This biopic of Lech Wałęsa follows the ascendancy of a humble electrician at the Gdańsk Shipyard from demonstrator to president of Poland, and examines the influence his rise to power had on other regions of Europe. Filmed in multiple locations including Gdańsk and Warsaw.

Forgiveness (2008)
Director: Mariusz Kotowski
Also screened under the title Esther’s Diary, this dramatic Holocaust film follows the adult daughters of two women who were best friends in 1940s Poland, but were later separated by Nazi horrors. One daughter learns of the past from her mother’s diary. Filmed in Austin, Texas.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Set in a wartime Polish ghetto, this film stars Robin Williams as a shopkeeper who spreads hope among the imprisoned community by fabricating tales about approaching Allied advances, claiming he has heard such stories on his secret radio. Filmed in Hungary and Poland.

The Deluge (1974)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Hailed as one of the most popular movies in the history of Polish cinema, this film is based on the 1886 novel that recounts the thwarted Swedish invasion of Poland–Lithuania from 1655 to 1658. Filmed in multiple locations including Poland and Kiev, Ukraine.

Wesele (1973)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
This film, set at the turn of the 20th century, focuses on the wedding between a poet from Kraków and a peasant girl. The ceremony turns into an examination of the century-long division of Poland under Russia, Prussia and Austria. Filmed in Poland.

O Velho do Restelo (2014)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira
A different kind of meeting takes place when Don Quixote, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes meet in a modern city to talk about life. Filmed in Porto.

Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
Director: Bille August
After an unexpected meeting with a Portuguese woman, Raimund Gregorius, an aging Swiss professor, discovers a small book in the pocket of a coat left behind by the woman. In the book, Raimund finds a train ticket to Lisbon; on a whim, he quits his job and travels to Lisbon to search for her. Filmed in multiple locations including Lisbon.

Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
This highly acclaimed movie traces the adventures of a jealous countess, a rich businessman and a young orphaned boy as they travel across Portugal, France and Italy, and to Brazil. Filmed in multiple locations including Lisbon.

Fados (2007)
Director: Carlos Saura
The relationship among music, dance and the culture of Portugal is illustrated in this documentary film. Filmed in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Director: John Malkovich
When a series of attacks against people in politics escalates from remote villages to areas near the capital, Lieutenant Agustin Rejas is assigned to investigate. As a way to relieve the stress of the investigation, Rejas begins to keep company with a dancer and teacher of his teenage daughter’s ballet class. Filmed in multiple locations including Madrid, Spain; Porto, Portugal; and Quito, Ecuador.

The Last Run (1971)
Director: Richard Fleischer
George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst star in this story of a career criminal wanting to retire in the Portuguese fishing village of Albufeira. Reluctantly, he takes one last job: driving an escaped killer across Spain into France. Filmed in Andalusia.

April in Portugal (1956)
Director: Evan Lloyd
This short travel film explores the beauty of Portugal. Filmed in various locations throughout Portugal.

Lisbon (1956)
Director: Ray Milland
Ray Milland and Maureen O’Hara star in this suspenseful yarn about a smuggling ring and a wealthy husband imprisoned behind the Iron Curtain. This atmospheric crime movie was shot on location in Lisbon, providing scenes of the city at mid-century. Filmed in Lisbon.

The Holy Queen (1947)
Directors: Henrique Campos, Aníbal Contreiras and Rafael Gil
One of many popular 1940s Spanish costume films, this historic drama portrays the life of Isabel of Aragon, the Spanish-born 14th-century queen of Portugal who rectified peace among different parties of the Portuguese court. Originally titled Reina santa.

Aerial America: Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands (TV) (2016)
Director: Toby Beach
See the natural beauty of the Caribbean and learn about its significant history from above in this documentary that takes you, via helicopter and impressive high-definition aerial cinematography, on a tour of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Director: Rob Marshall
While searching for the elusive fountain of youth, Jack Sparrow crosses paths with the beautiful but dangerous female pirate Angelica, who, along with her father, Blackbeard, is also on the hunt for the fountain. Filmed in multiple locations including Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

The Rum Diary (2011)
Director: Bruce Robinson
Freelance journalist and hard drinker Paul Kemp moves to Puerto Rico during the 1960s for a newspaper job and discovers that finding a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there is difficult. Filmed in Puerto Rico.

Lovesickness (2007)
Directors: Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Pérez Riera
This film deals with the ironies of love as they relate to a middle-class family, a hostage situation and an elderly couple. Winner of numerous awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best First Work and more, and chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 80th Academy Awards. Originally titled Maldeamores. Filmed in Puerto Rico.

For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
Director: Joseph Sargent
This biopic tells the story of famed Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. Because of his fame, Arturo is granted some privileges; however, he still questions the dictatorship that rules the country he loves so much. When Arturo decides to leave Cuba, he is worried that his wife and child might not be able to join him. Filmed in Miami and San Juan.

Paging Emma (1999)
Director: Roberto Busó-García
After watching her husband get shot and then abducted, Emma retreats from the world and finds solace in her work as an operator at a paging company. She begins to receive personal messages that only her husband could have written and discovers that things are not always what they seem. Filmed in Puerto Rico.

Toni Erdmann (2016)
Director: Maren Ade
When practical joker Winfried visits his daughter, Ines, in Bucharest, his visit is cut short when he annoys Ines with his less-than-serious lifestyle. But instead of going home, Winfried takes on an alter ego dressed in disguise, Toni Erdmann. In order to get closer to Ines, Toni tells her that he is her CEO’s life coach. This film was a 2017 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in Bucharest.

Bucharest Non Stop (2015)
Director: Dan Chisu
This film, set in a neighborhood of Bucharest, conveys the stories of everyday people in extraordinary situations. Originally titled Bucuresti Non Stop. Filmed in Bucharest.

The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
Director: Radu Jude
When a young Romanian girl wins a beautiful new car in a contest organized by a soft drink company, she travels to Bucharest with her parents to collect her prize. But Delia and her parents have different ideas about what to do with the new car. Originally titled Cea mai fericita fata din lume. Filmed in Bucharest.

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Director: Cristi Puiu
When 63-year-old Mr. Lazarescu feels ill and calls an ambulance, the paramedic thinks he should take him to one hospital and then another, and another. Mr. Lazarescu’s health begins to deteriorate fast as the night unfolds. Originally titled Moartea domnului Lazarescu. Filmed in Bucharest.

The Oak (1992)
Directors: Lucian Pintilie
This story follows Nela, the daughter of a former Secret Police officer. After refusing to become an agent of the Securitate and after her father dies, Nela leaves Bucharest and ends up in a small town, where she meets a surgeon who has the same disposition as she does. Originally titled Balanta. Filmed in Romania.

Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)
Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu
When Romanian peasant Nea Marin visits a friend who works at a hotel on the Black Sea, he is mistaken for Mr. Juvett, a rich American businessman who is being followed by the American mob. Mr. Juvett, on the other hand, is mistaken for Nea Marin. Hilarity ensues. Originally titled Nea Marin miliardar. Filmed in multiple locations including Bucharest.

Michael the Brave (1970)
Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu
Depicting the reign of Mihai Pätrascu (Michael the Brave), this film features large-scale battle scenes mixed with political intrigues, treachery and family drama. Originally titled Mihai Viteazul. Filmed in multiple locations including Brașov and Bucharest.

Fishing for Herself: A Fisherwoman’s Lonely Life on Sakhalin Island (2016)
Director: Yana Yerlashova
For Anna, a woman who has lived on Sakhalin Island her entire life, being strong and independent means working hard and distancing herself from others. After deciding to be a fisherwoman on the island’s icy lakes, Anna works as hard as any man and plays ice hockey with an all-male team in her free time.

Hollywood on the Dnieper: Dreams from Atlantis (2014)
Director: Oleg Chorny
Looking back on the golden age of Soviet filmmaking, this visually rich documentary focuses on the Cherkassy region in Ukraine and chronicles the history of filmmaking from the 1950s through the 1970s. Filmed in Kiev, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia.

The Hermitage Revealed (2014)
Director: Margy Kinmonth
This fascinating film depicts the real-life story behind the magnificent art collection of one of the world’s greatest art museums.

Russia in Bloom (2013)
Director: Sergey Nurmamed
Leonid Parfenov, a well-known Russian TV presenter, journalist and author of documentaries, dedicates this documentary to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, an early 20th-century Russian pioneer in color photography. Originally titled Tsvet Natsii.

Anna Karenina (2012)
Director: Joe Wright
Tom Stoppard adapted this screenplay from the famed Leo Tolstoy novel that is so central to Russia’s rich culture. Keira Knightley stars as the Russian aristocrat and statesman’s wife who has an affair with wealthy officer Count Vronsky, with tragic results. Filmed in multiple locations including Kizhi.

Wild Russia (2009)
Production Company: Animal Planet
This six-episode documentary gives viewers breathtaking views of the natural wonders of Russia, including Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Arctic, Caucasus, Primorskiy Kray and the Ural Mountains. Originally titled Wildes Russland. Filmed in Russia.

Water (2006)
Directors: Julia Perkul and Anastasiya Popova
Witness breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide, from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and more, as they try to understand water’s phenomenal explicit and implicit properties.

Russian Ark (2002)
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
When a 19th-century French aristocrat takes a dreamlike journey through the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, he encounters notable figures from Russian and European history. Originally titled Russkiy kovcheg. Filmed in St. Petersburg.

Aszparuh (1981)
Director: Ludmil Staikov
This epic screen presentation tells the story of the creation, the consolidation and the power of the First Bulgarian Kingdom and the first Bulgarian ruler, Khan Asparuh.

Reds (1981)
Director: Warren Beatty
An epic film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, this saga recounts the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. It is brilliantly interspersed with interviews with witnesses to the uprising. Beatty won a Best Director Oscar for this film.

Oblomov (1980)
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Middle-aged Oblomov spends much of the day sleeping, dreaming of his childhood on his parents’ estate. But when his boyhood companion, Stoltz, introduces him to Olga, Oblomov takes a country house near Olga’s and soon they fall in love. Originally titled Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova.

Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Director: Don Sharp
This fictional account of the famed Russian peasant and mystic, played by Christopher Lee, is loosely based on the accounts of Prince Yusupov, who is thought to have murdered the Romanov confidant in his St. Petersburg palace.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Director: David Lean
Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, this epic drama-romance starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie unfolds as World War I and the Russian Revolution are brewing. It earned Golden Globe awards for Best Motion Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Original Score, and is tied with Love Story, The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and A Star Is Born for the most wins by a single film.

War and Peace (1956)
Director: King Vidor
Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda star in this condensed adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic, originally released in 1956.

Simon King’s Shetland Diaries (TV) (2010–)
Director: Nick Shoolingin-Jordan
Simon King, a wildlife cameraman and presenter, moves to the Shetland Islands with his family to live through the changing seasons.

The Queen (2006)
Director: Stephen Frears
Dame Helen Mirren turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in this film that profiles the Queen’s attempts to treat Princess Diana’s death as a private family matter. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Paris and Scotland.

The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
Director: John Henderson
This touching family film set in Edinburgh follows a West Highland White Terrier who refuses to leave the graveside of his deceased owner. Filmed in Scotland, UK and Lancashire, England, UK.

Braveheart (1995)
Director: Mel Gibson
This sweeping biopic of William Wallace, the 13th-century warrior who led Scotland to independence against King Edward I of England, won Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Cinematography. Mel Gibson famously brought the leader to life as actor and the Scottish Highlands to life as director. Filmed in multiple locations including Edinburgh.

Rob Roy (1995)
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Set in early 18th-century Scotland, this film is about Rob Roy MacGregor, a Scottish clan chief who battles with a nobleman in the Scottish Highlands. This film garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Tim Roth. Filmed in Scotland, UK.

Hamlet (1990)
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
When Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, learns that his father was killed by his Uncle Claudius in order to obtain the throne, Hamlet plans his revenge. Filmed in multiple locations in Scotland, UK.

Local Hero (1983)
Director: Bill Forsyth
In this quirky and delightful film, Peter Riegert plays an oil company executive sent to Scotland to purchase a tiny, picturesque village. Burt Lancaster plays the eccentric head of the company. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Highland, Scotland.

Gregory’s Girl (1981)
Director: Bill Forsyth
In this coming-of-age romantic comedy, awkward teen Gregory is infatuated with a girl at school and, upon getting a date with one of her friends, must navigate the complexities of young love and the envy of his equally awkward friends. Filmed in North Lanarkshire, Scotland and Strathclyde, Scotland.

Macbeth (1971)
Director: Roman Polanski
Though the story of Macbeth, the Scottish king who rose to power via treachery and murder, has been told countless times, perhaps no film aroused as much controversy as Roman Polanski’s, being called both unsettling and compelling. Filmed in multiple locations throughout England and Wales.

Ring of Bright Water (1969)
Director: Jack Couffer
When Graham Merrill takes Mij, a pet shop otter, away from London to the coast of Scotland, the two friends begin exploring all the beauty surrounding them. While Mij swims and plays in the cold sea, Graham begins to fall for the town doctor, Mary. Filmed in multiple locations including London, England and various locations throughout Scotland.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Director: Ronald Neame
Maggie Smith stars in this film version of the stage production, winning an Oscar for her performance. She plays a strong-willed instructor in a private 1930s Edinburgh school, teaching her own romanticized curriculum to her 12-year-old students. A fine portrayal of Scottish manners in the 1960s. Filmed in Edinburgh.

Tall as the Baobab Tree (2012)
Director: Jeremy Teicher
Coumba and her younger sister Debo are the first in their family to attend school in the city, which is a drastic change from their remote village life. When an accident turns their family upside down, their father arranges to sell Debo into an arranged marriage, but Coumba plans to save her sister from a married life she does not want. Originally titled Grand Comme le Baobab.

Running the Sahara (2007)
Director: James Moll
When three runners journey to Africa to prove that the impossible is possible, viewers are taken into the culture of the Sahara and across six countries. This documentary follows three men from the USA, Canada and Taiwan as they run across the Sahara Desert. Filmed in multiple locations including Egypt, Niger and Senegal.

Faat Kiné (2001)
Director: Ousmane Sembène
Faat Kiné is a hardworking single mother in Dakar, Senegal who reminisces about her life experiences and how they have shaped her into who she is today: a successful single mother who has raised two children and bought a home for her family.

Next to Me (2015)
Director: Steven Filipovic
Olja, a high school history teacher, is attacked by a group of masked hooligans after her husband’s latest paint exhibition provokes violent reactions from Serbian nationalists. Soon after, Olja learns that some of her students were responsible for the attack. Originally titled Pored mene.

No One’s Child (2014)
Director: Vuk Rsumovic
A boy is found in the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and nobody knows how he ended up there or who raised him. Originally titled Nicije dete.

See You in Montevideo (2014)
Director: Dragan Bjelogrlic
When a football team from Belgrade gets the opportunity to go to the First World Football Championship, things get complicated along the way. Originally titled Montevideo, vidimo se! Filmed in the Canary Islands, Spain and Trieste, Italy.

Circles (2013)
Director: Srdan Golubovic
Twelve years after five people were affected by a tragically heroic act, they must confront the past and overcome frustrations, guilt and vengeful urges. Originally titled Krugovi. Filmed in multiple locations including Belgrade.

My Beautiful Country (2013)
Director: Michaela Kezele
This film shows how love can grow in a time of hatred. When a young Serbian widow with two sons finds a wounded Albanian soldier on the run and in her home, she takes him in and nurses him back to health. Originally titled Die Brücke am Ibar. Filmed in Croatia and Serbia.

When Day Breaks (2012)
Director: Goran Paskaljevic
When a metal box containing documents is found on the site of a World War II Nazi concentration camp for Jews, Misha Brankov, a retired music professor, discovers that his real parents gave him away to their friends just before they were taken into the camp. Originally titled Kad svane dan. Filmed in Serbia.

The Brothers Bloom (2009)
Director: Rian Johnson
Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo star in this comedic caper about sibling confidence men who take on a final job that sends them around the world. Filmed in multiple locations including the Czech Republic, Montenegro and Serbia.

Let’s Eat! (2016)
Director: Chapman To
Rosemary, the daughter of a restaurant owner, wants to modernize the restaurant and reduce costs, but the restaurant’s traditional chef, Dai Hung, does not see eye to eye with Rosemary. Filmed in Malaysia and Singapore.

Long Long Time Ago (2016)
Director: Jack Neo
This comedy-drama is about one family’s trials and tribulations from 1965 to the early 1970s. As they journey through the years, from a humble home to a modern flat, they witness their nation’s growth and face many challenges that require perseverance.

Eva Nová (2015)
Director: Marko Skop
Once a famous actress, Eva is now trying to stay sober and desperate to make amends with her estranged son. This film touches on the importance of giving people second chances.

Lea (1997)
Director: Ivan Fíla
Herbert Strehlow, 51, falls in love with Lea, 21, who bears a striking resemblance to his dead wife and who has not spoken a word since childhood. Despite their obstacles, they get married and begin to realize that they are bound by a spiritual relationship.

The Peacemaker (1997)
Director: Mimi Leder
Nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly and Special Operations Intelligence Officer Colonel Thomas Devoe must unravel a conspiracy that goes from Europe to New York. Filmed in multiple locations including Bratislava.

The Garden (1995)
Director: Martin Sulik
After Jakub’s life reaches a dead end, he leaves his job and begins to argue with his father. Finding solitude in the countryside, in his grandfather’s old garden, Jakub falls in love with an angel. Originally titled Záhrada. Filmed in Myjava, Slovakia.

The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Directors: Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos
This film takes place in Slovakia during World War II. After authorities offer Tono the responsibility of taking over the Jewish widow Lautman’s little shop for sewing material, he accepts, and Tono and Lautman form a bond. But later the authorities decide that the Jews must leave the city. Originally titled Obchod na korze. Filmed in Savinov, Slovakia.

Rooster’s Breakfast (2007)
Director: Marko Naberšnik
When Djuro finds work in an obscure village after being fired from his job as a car mechanic, he embraces the kind demeanor of his boss and a new peaceful way of living. But when he falls for the wrong woman, life becomes turbulent. Originally titled Petelinji zajtrk. Filmed in Gornja Radgona and Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Giver (2014)
Director: Phillip Noyce
Jonas is a teenager who lives with his parents in a community that knows no pain, war, suffering or choices. When Jonas graduates, he is chosen to be the Receiver of Memories and is trained by his mentor, The Giver. Through memories of the world before “The Ruin,” Jonas discovers the concept of family, as well as the ability to feel emotions. When Jonas learns that a baby is going to be eliminated, he decides to change the society in which he lives. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Director: Justin Chadwick
When Nelson Mandela, a South African lawyer, is sentenced to life imprisonment for treason after being involved in armed resistance after the Sharpeville Massacre, he spends decades in chains, but his spirit is unbowed. While in prison, Mandela’s stature continues to rise. When he is released, Mandela, now the famous leader of his movement, must find a way to win a peaceful victory for the good of his country and its people. This film has been nominated 30 times and won 12 awards. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

Invictus (2009)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Newly elected president Nelson Mandela brings a nation together through sport when he joins forces with the captain of the South African rugby team to unite their divided country. Based on an inspiring true story. This film has been nominated 35 times and won 10 awards. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

From Cape Town with Love (2007)
Director: Carol Howell
This documentary takes viewers through the streets of Cape Town, where street artists have made their mark with beautiful, thought-provoking images and texts that are punishable by fines or imprisonment. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

Blood Diamond (2006)
Director: Edward Zwick
This political war thriller is set in 1999 Sierra Leone, when the country is ravaged by unrest. Archer, a Rhodesian gunrunner, has been jailed while trying to smuggle diamonds into Liberia. When he learns about an enormous pink diamond that has been buried by a fellow prisoner, Vandy, a fisherman who was enslaved to harvest diamonds, Archer plots with Vandy to locate the diamond in order to sell it so they can both escape their unwanted situations. Winner of eight awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Maputo, Mozambique and multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

Cape of Good Hope (2004)
Director: Mark Bamford
This comedy-drama is set in an animal shelter in Cape Town and revolves around the people who work there, revealing how their lives are intertwined. In 2004, this film won two awards at the Austin Film Festival. Filmed in Cape Town.

In My Country (2004)
Director: John Boorman
When Langston Whitfield, a Washington Post journalist, is sent to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, he finds himself confronting his own demons and questioning his sense of identity, while Anna Malan, an Afrikaans poet covering the hearings for radio, is deeply moved by acts committed by her fellow countrymen. Based on the memoir Country of My Skull. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

The Con Artists (2014)
Director: Kim Hong-seon
When Ji-hyuk, a high-living safe cracker, teams up with Jong-bae, a genius hacker, and Goo-in, a planner, they plot to steal $150 million that is hidden in the Incheon Customs—but they must pull off the heist within 40 minutes.

Love Fiction (2012)
Director: Jeon Kye-soo
Goo Joo-wol is a writer who is experiencing a bout of writer’s block. When he travels to Berlin with the president of his publishing company, Joo-wol falls for a woman from Seoul whom he meets at an industry party. Originally titled Leo-beu-pik-syeon. Filmed in Berlin and Seoul.

City of Fathers (2009)
Director: Park Ji-won
When his teenage son is diagnosed with renal cancer, Kang-soo tries to turn his life around and seeks out his son’s biological father.

Sunny (2008)
Director: Lee Joon-ik
After Soon-yi’s husband leaves her for another woman, he voluntarily enlists for the Vietnam War to punish himself for what he has done. Blamed by her mother-in-law for her husband going off to war, Soon-yi decides to search for him by joining a band traveling to Vietnam to perform for the soldiers. Originally titled Nim-eun-meon-go-sae.

Painted Fire (2002)
Director: Im Kwon-taek
Jang Seung-up, also called Owon, was born poor but is recognized for his artistic abilities. During a time of political upheaval, when Korea is caught between China and Japan, Owon must prove his talent and discover his own personal artistic style. Although his relationships with others are turbulent, his restless spirit helps him create great art. Originally titled Chihwaseon.

Friend (2001)
Director: Kwak Kyung-taek
This film follows the lives of four men who were once childhood friends, each from different family backgrounds. As the years go by, their paths take them down dangerous roads and they are reunited at different times during the course of many years. This film has won five awards.

Wild Oats (2016)
Director: Andy Tennant
When Eva, a retired widow, receives a life insurance check for $5 million instead of $50,000, she decides to take her best friend with her on the vacation of a lifetime. In the process, Eva winds up a fugitive and media sensation. Filmed in various locations throughout the Canary Islands.

O Velho do Restelo (2014)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira
A different kind of meeting takes place when Don Quixote, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes meet in a modern city to talk about life. Filmed in Porto.

La Perla del Mar (2013)
Director: Joachim Jung
Maria, a singer in the Canary Islands, is 86 but performs with jazz musicians much younger than herself. This documentary shows how being in tune with your surroundings can play a significant role in life. Filmed in the Canary Islands.

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago (2013)
Director: Lydia Smith
Imagine crossing an entire country on foot. This award-winning documentary follows pilgrims who are driven from within to attempt the trek to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Each pilgrim’s personal journey is unique, but they all experience transformation. Filmed in Spain and France.

Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Director: Philip Kaufman
This textured film chronicles the tumultuous relationship and then marriage between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, played by Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman. Much of it is set during the Spanish Civil War, when they worked side by side as war correspondents.

Biutiful (2010)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Uxbal, a single father of two, is forced to reckon with his life in order to escape crime in underground Barcelona and regain spiritual insight. Filmed in Barcelona and Navarra.

The Way (2010)
Director: Emilio Estevez
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died walking the Camino de Santiago, or “The Way of Saint James,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. What he does not expect is the profound impact the journey will have on him. Filmed in multiple locations including A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Director: Woody Allen
While on a summer holiday in Spain, girlfriends Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) take a tour of wildly romantic Barcelona and become enamored with the same painter (Javier Bardem), unaware that his tempestuous ex-wife (Penélope Cruz) is about to re-enter the picture. Cruz won an Oscar for her performance, and the film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Barcelona.

El Greco (2007)
Director: Yannis Smaragdis
In this biographical film, El Greco—the Greek painter who became a genius of the Spanish Renaissance—writes his life story as he awaits execution by the Spanish Inquisition. This film features nice touches of history and a rich sense of place. Filmed in Greece, Italy and Spain.

Alatriste (2006)
Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
This historically sweeping film depicts 17th-century Spain during the Eighty Years’ War, when soldier-mercenary Captain Alatriste, played by Viggo Mortensen, fights for the Spanish empire and his king, Philip IV. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia and Madrid.

Spanish Narration – Salamanca: The Heart of Spain’s Golden Age (2004)
Director: Ed Dubrowsky
This documentary showcases Salamanca, a rich jewel in a region that has played a significant role in the cultural history of Spain and the world. Filmed in Salamanca.

Talk to Her (2002)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
When two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at the clinic where Benigno works, an unsuspected destiny begins. Marco’s girlfriend, a bullfighter, has been gored and is in a coma, while Benigno is also looking after another woman who is in a coma. Originally titled Hable con ella. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia and Madrid.

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Director: John Malkovich
When a series of attacks against people in politics escalates from remote villages to areas near the capital, Lieutenant Agustin Rejas is assigned to investigate. As a way to relieve the stress of the investigation, Rejas begins to keep company with a dancer and teacher of his teenage daughter’s ballet class. Filmed in multiple locations including Madrid, Spain; Porto, Portugal; and Quito, Ecuador.

The Spanish Apartment (2002)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
This French-Spanish film is the first in a trilogy that focuses on Xavier, a young economics student who travels to Barcelona for a European exchange program. Xavier finds an apartment with six international students and is immersed into a cultural melting pot. Originally titled L’Auberge Espagnole. Filmed in Barcelona.

All About My Mother (1999)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
In this comedy-drama, a nurse who oversees organ transplants loses her son in a car crash. To break the news to the boy’s father, whom he never knew, she journeys to Barcelona, revisiting colorful characters from her old life and meeting new ones along the way. The film won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in multiple locations including A Coruña, Barcelona and Madrid.

Pajarico (1997)
Director: Carlos Saura
Ten-year-old Manuel travels to Murcia for the first time to visit his father’s family. Embraced by family love, spending time by the sea and surrounded by beautiful nature, Manuel gets a taste of love and adult life. Filmed in Madrid and Murcia.

Land and Freedom (1995)
Director: Ken Loach
In the spring of 1936, a young unemployed journalist leaves his hometown of Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. This film won two Cannes Film Festival awards. Filmed in Mirambel, Spain and Liverpool, England.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With nothing more than a diary that contains clues and a map showing the location of the famous Holy Grail, Indiana Jones and museum curator Marcus Brody set out to find Jones’s father and the Holy Grail before the Nazis do. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia, Spain; Venice, Italy; and Petra, Jordan.

Man of La Mancha (1972)
Director: Arthur Hiller
Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren star in this film adaptation of the much-loved musical. In this “play within a play,” Cervantes casts himself as the mad and wandering knight-errant Don Quixote, enlisting fellow prisoners to play supporting roles as he awaits trial with the Spanish Inquisition.

The Last Run (1971)
Director: Richard Fleischer
George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst star in this story of a career criminal wanting to retire in the Portuguese fishing village of Albufeira. Reluctantly, he takes one last job: driving an escaped killer across Spain into France. Filmed in Andalusia.

El Cid (1961)
Director: Anthony Mann
Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren star in this sweeping story of the Christian Castilian knight who won the allegiance of the Moors during the Spanish Reconquest—only to be accused of treason by the Spanish crown. Nominated for three Academy Awards. Filmed in various locations throughout Spain.

Madhura Naranga (2015)
Director: Sugeeth
Jeevan is a taxi driver who lives with two roommates in Sharjah. When he meets a Sri Lankan girl who is running away from some criminals, he falls in love with her.

Monkey Kingdom (2015)
Directors: Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill
This documentary is about a group of monkeys known as the Temple Troop that lives among ancient ruins in the jungles of Sri Lanka. A mother monkey and her newborn find it difficult to survive within the competitive hierarchy of the Temple Troop. Filmed in Sri Lanka.

Midnight’s Children (2012)
Director: Deepa Mehta
As soon as India gains independence from Britain, a pair of children is born who will grow up in the same country as their parents, but one that will not be anything like the country of their parents’ generation. Filmed in multiple locations including Colombo.

Flowers of the Sky (2008)
Director: Prasanna Vithanage
When a nearly forgotten film star finds herself embroiled in a scandal, her name is in the news once again. As she is thrust into a more modern, more commercialized industry, she finds herself having to face her darkest demons. Originally titled Akasa Kusum. Filmed in Colombo.

Sooryavansham (1999)
Directors: E. V. V. Satyanarayana and Pranavanand
Thakur Bhanupratap Singh, a distinguished and influential man in his community, has three sons. Heera, the youngest son, is illiterate and neglected by his father, but he is obedient and has great respect for his father. When Heera grows up, their strained relationship comes to an end—until Thakur Bhanupratap meets Heera’s son. Filmed in Sri Lanka.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Director: David Lean
Set during World War II, this film tells the story of British prisoners who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma–Siam railway. Filmed in multiple locations in Sri Lanka including Colombo.

The Royal Tour of the Caribbean (1966)
Director: Derek Mayne
This documentary shows pre-independence footage of Queen Elizabeth II paying a royal visit to the Crown Colonies of the Caribbean. With several stops, including Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and more, this documentary was one of the few made in the Caribbean in the 1960s.

Poetry Is an Island, Derek Walcott (2013)
Director: Ida Does
See St. Lucia through the eyes of Derek Walcott, a poet, playwright, painter, filmmaker and Literature Nobel Laureate who has been inspired by St. Lucia for more than 60 years. This documentary was filmed in St. Lucia, Walcott’s native island, and explores the people and places that have been the subjects of his prized poetry. Filmed in St. Lucia.

Nous près, nous loin (1986)
Director: Alain d’Aix
This documentary examines the Creole language and culture across four island territories in the Lesser Antilles: Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia. This film is also known as Creole Connections. Filmed in Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Director: Hannes Holm
After losing his wife, Ove becomes an unhappy recluse and is ready to give up on life. Things start to turn around for Ove after lively new neighbors move nearby and a friendship blossoms. This film was a 2017 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling. Originally titled En man som heter Ove. Filmed in Sweden.

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)
Director: Stig Björkman
At the suggestion of Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Stig Björkman, made this documentary that tells Ingrid’s story through never-before-seen private diaries, footage, interviews with her children, letters and notes. Originally titled Jag är Ingrid.

Beyond the Border (2011)
Director: Richard Holm
This war film tells the story of Swedish soldiers who mistakenly cross the wrong side of the Nazi border. When a Swedish colonel sends an execution squad to cover up the error, the soldiers must overcome two enemies.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
This mystery-thriller follows a journalist through a rich Swedish setting as he searches, with the help of a young female hacker, for a woman who disappeared 40 years ago. Remade in 2011 as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Originally titled Män som hatar kvinnor. Filmed in multiple locations including Stockholm.

Bergman Island (2004)
Director: Marie Nyreröd
Three documentaries in one that were mostly filmed at the home of Ingmar Bergman on an island in the Baltic Sea. Bergman shares stories from his life, including what shaped him as a child, where he shot Persona and more. Originally titled Bergman och filmen, Bergman och teatern, Bergman och Fårö. Filmed in Gotland.

My Life As a Dog (1985)
Director: Lasse Hallström
This delightful movie follows 12-year-old Ingemar as he is sent away to live with relatives after his mother becomes terminally ill. Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Originally titled Mitt liv som hund. Filmed in multiple locations including Stockholm.

Fanny & Alexander (1982)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
In this atmospheric Bergman classic, two children from a large family living in Uppsala experience the joys and sorrows of life during the first decade of the 1900s. The movie won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in Uppsala and Stockholm.

I’ll Take Sweden (1965)
Director: Frederick de Cordova
This comedy stars Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld and Frankie Avalon as a father, daughter and soon-to-be son-in-law. In an effort to distance his daughter from her suitor, Hope accepts a transfer to Stockholm from his oil company employer, but his plan backfires.

The Seventh Seal (1957)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
This drama-fantasy is Bergman’s classic about a medieval knight returning from the Crusades only to find Sweden being ravaged by the plague. He encounters the character of Death on a beach and they begin a fateful game of chess. Filmed in Sweden.

June Night (1940)
Director: Per Lindberg
When Kerstin Norbäck (Ingrid Bergman) tries to end her relationship with a sailor, he shoots her. Kerstin survives and moves to Stockholm to begin a new life. Things are looking up for Kerstin until the newspapers find her and write about her. Originally titled Juninatten.

Youth (2015)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
When two longtime friends go on vacation in Switzerland, they spend their time in an elegant hotel sharing stories about their children, other hotel guests and their day-to-day lives. Fred, a retired conductor and composer, learns that someone wants to hear him conduct again, while Mick, a film director, is determined to finish the screenplay for his final film. Filmed in multiple locations including Kanton Bern, Switzerland; Rome, Italy; and Venice, Italy.

More Than Honey (2012)
Director: Markus Imhoof
This visually stunning documentary is about honeybee colonies in Austria, California, China and Switzerland. Filmed in California, China and Switzerland.

North Face (2008)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
Based on a true story, this suspenseful adventure film set in 1936 is about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps—the Eiger. As Nazi propaganda urges the nation’s Alpinists to conquer the Swiss massif, two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent. Filmed in Austria and Switzerland.

Les petites fugues (1979)
Director: Yves Yersin
Embracing retirement does not come easily for Pipe, an old farmer who views work as his life. After buying a moped and a camera, Pipe begins to explore outside of his comfort zone and shifts his passion from work to retirement. Filmed in Canton de Vaud, Switzerland.

Only God Forgives (2013)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
A prosperous drug smuggler in Bangkok’s criminal underworld is about to have his world turned upside down when his mother wants him to avenge his brother’s death. Filmed in Bangkok.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’s approval on an invention he has created that will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man who is traveling to Thailand to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand and Beijing, China.

Samsara (2012)
Director: Ron Fricke
This documentary transports viewers to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders. Shot on 70-millimeter film and filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries on five continents; locations include Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Bangkok, Thailand.

The Lady (2011)
Director: Luc Besson
This is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman at the core of Burma’s democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi. The Lady is an epic love story of devotion and human understanding. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand; London, England; and Paris, France.

The Sea Wall (2009)
Director: Rithy Panh
An exasperated widow finds herself troubled when her adult children leave to find their independence; at the same time, she must try to erect a barrier against the sea to protect her rice fields from flooding. Originally titled Un barrage contre le Pacifique. Filmed in Cambodia.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she has dreamed of having. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up again years later, but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam in which a con man is involved goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol
This film follows the life of Queen Suriyothai, from her youth until her death. Regarded by Thai people as a great feminist, the queen is presented as an opinionated and determined woman. Originally titled Suriyothai. Filmed in Thailand.

The Beach (2000)
Director: Danny Boyle
Richard, a nicotine-addicted traveler, finds a map in a Bangkok hotel that supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Phuket and London.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up. Filmed in Bangkok and Phuket.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Director: David Lean
Set during World War II, this film tells the story of British prisoners who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma–Siam railway. Filmed in multiple locations in Sri Lanka including Colombo.

April in Portugal (1956)
Director: Evan Lloyd
This short travel film explores the beauty of Portugal. Filmed in various locations throughout Portugal.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Directors: Michael Anderson and John Farrow
This adventure comedy is an adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that, with the new railways and steamships, he can go around the world in 80 days. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong, China; London, England; and Madrid, Spain.

Dunkirk (2017)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Alternating among three different time periods, this film is about Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France who are stranded on Dunkirk during World War II and waiting for rescue while being surrounded by the German Army. This multi-award-winning film won three Oscars in 2018. Filmed in multiple locations including France, The Netherlands and the UK.

Admiral (2015)
Director: Roel Reiné
This action-adventure biography revolves around real-life figure Michiel de Ruyter, one of the greatest innovators in combat engineering of the 17th century. When, on the brink of civil war, The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany, only one man, Michiel de Ruyter, can lead the country’s strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet. Originally titled Michiel de Ruyter. Filmed in various locations throughout The Netherlands.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
Director: Bill Condon
Based on real events. After gaining access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in US history, Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played by Daniel Brühl) are confronted with a defining question of our time: What are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society and what are the costs of exposing them? Filmed in multiple locations including Antwerp and Ghent.

Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
Director: Teller
In this documentary, inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer after becoming fascinated with the 17th-century Dutch painter. Filmed in England, The Netherlands and the US.

Nightwatching (2007)
Director: Peter Greenaway
This film tells the dramatic story of Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch. After Rembrandt (played by Martin Freeman) stumbles on a murderous cabal of merchants, he paints their secrets into his work. Filmed in The Netherlands, Poland and Wales.

The Border (2007)
Director: Lauri Törhönen
This wartime film is set in 1918 after the Finnish Civil War and follows a Finnish soldier to a small village to establish part of the border between his country and Soviet Russia. Filmed in Finland.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Director: Peter Webber
This film tells the story of a young peasant maid who becomes a secret model for one of Johannes Vermeer’s most famous works, Girl with a Pearl Earring. Filmed in Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.

Talk to Her (2002)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
When two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at the clinic where Benigno works, an unsuspected destiny begins. Marco’s girlfriend, a bullfighter, has been gored and is in a coma, while Benigno is also looking after another woman who is in a coma. Originally titled Hable con ella. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia and Madrid.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Director: Wim Wenders
This documentary features legendary Cuban musicians talking about their lives in Cuba. Footage includes songs being recorded in Havana and concerts in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and in Amsterdam. Filmed in Havana, Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Director: Richard Attenborough
In September 1944, Allied troops attempt to capture several key bridges in The Netherlands from the Germans, including the “Arnhem” and the “Waal.” Winner of three BAFTA Film Awards. Filmed in Arnhem and Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Director: George Stevens
This film is set entirely in an attic in Amsterdam, where Anne Frank experiences her first love and tries to live through the war with her family. Nominated for eight Oscars and winner of three, the film remains an enduring classic. Filmed in The Netherlands.

Lust for Life (1956)
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Kirk Douglas stars as Vincent van Gogh in this film adaptation by the great Vincente Minnelli, filmed on location in Belgium, France and The Netherlands.

The Burmese Harp (1956)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Set in World War II. Mizushima, a soldier in the Japanese army in Burma, is asked by the British to convince a Japanese troop to surrender. Unsuccessful, Mizushima becomes a Buddhist monk and travels the countryside to bury the remains of Japanese soldiers. Originally titled Biruma no tategoto. Filmed in multiple locations including The Netherlands and Burma.

Steady! (1952)
Director: Herman van der Horst
This short documentary is about the reconstruction of Rotterdam following the city’s destruction by the Nazis in the Rotterdam Blitz. Originally titled Houen zo! Filmed in Rotterdam.

Theirs Is the Glory (1946)
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
A reenactment of the Battle of Arnhem, as told by cast members who lived it. Filmed in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Tongan Ark (2012)
Director: Paul Janman
This documentary is a meditation on society, nature and the search for permanence in an ever-changing world full of chaos. European philosophy, music, art, democracy and science are among the subjects covered by Futa Helu, founder of the ‘Atenisi Institute. Filmed in Tonga.

The Solitary Alchemist (2010)
Director: Mariel Brown
This documentary is about Barbie Jardine, a Trinidadian jeweler who trained at England’s prestigious Royal College of Art. Barbie has developed new techniques in working with traditional and indigenous materials and has had her works purchased by a major metropolitan museum; still, she cannot shake the question, “Why is my work not more recognized?” Filmed in multiple locations including Trinidad and Tobago and London, England.

The Insatiable Season (2007)
Director: Mariel Brown
This documentary is set in a carnival workshop and dives into the lives of carnival costume makers, each with their own distinct and colorful personality. When the costume makers come together to create a carnival king costume, their days are filled with trials, tribulations and wonder. Filmed in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Wedding Song (2008)
Director: Karin Albou
This drama follows two teenage Tunisian girls in 1942, one Muslim and the other Jewish, who have long envied each other’s lives. But their circumstances change dramatically when the German army enters their city. Originally titled Le chant des mariées.

The English Patient (1996)
Director: Anthony Minghella
A nurse in war-torn Italy volunteers to stay behind in a church to care for a dying semi-amnesiac patient, with the intent of joining her mobile army medical unit after the patient dies. But a man who is working for the intelligence service shows up at the church, and he is convinced that the dying patient has cooperated with the Germans. Filmed in various locations throughout Italy and Tunisia.

The Silences of the Palace (1994)
Director: Moufida Tlatli
This beautifully wrought film follows a 25-year-old woman who returns to the prince’s palace where she was born. As she explores the abandoned site, she recalls episodes from her childhood. Originally titled Samt el qusur.

Patton (1970)
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
In this epic American film starring George C. Scott in the title role, the celebrated World War II general leads US troops into the theater of war, beginning in North Africa. The movie won Best Picture, Best Writing and three other Academy Awards; Scott received an Oscar for his performance, and Schaffner got an Oscar for Best Director. Filmed in multiple locations including Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain.

Carthage in Flames (1960)
Director: Carmine Gallone
This Italian historic drama chronicles the final days of the Punic Wars as the Roman Empire descends upon Carthage. Filmed in Rome, Italy.

Flame of Araby (1951)
Director: Charles Lamont
In this swashbuckling movie starring Maureen O’Hara and Lon Chaney Jr., a Bedouin chief and a Tunisian princess are rivals in their search for a black stallion across the vast landscapes of Tunisia.

Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal (1937)
Director: Carmine Gallone
A historic film that served as propaganda for Benito Mussolini, this fascinating movie traces the rise of Publius Cornelius Scipio in 202 BC, from his election as dictator to his defeat of Hannibal at the Battle of Zama.

The Gospel of John (2014)
Director: David Batty
This film is a word-for-word adaptation of the Gospel of John and offers a modern visual perspective on the life of Jesus Christ, including his miracles, final words, death and resurrection.

The Two Faces of January (2014)
Director: Hossein Amini
When glamorous American couple Chester and Colette arrive in Athens, they befriend a Greek-speaking American, Rydal, who becomes enraptured with Colette. Soon, Rydal is drawn into the dark side of Chester’s life. This film was nominated for three awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Athens, Greece; Crete, Greece; and Istanbul, Turkey.

The Water Diviner (2014)
Director: Russell Crowe
Connor, an Australian farmer, is on a quest to find his three missing sons, who have been reported as missing in action after the Battle of Gallipoli. While in Istanbul, he is befriended by a Turkish woman. Filmed in multiple locations including South Australia, Australia and Istanbul, Turkey.

Future Lasts Forever (2011)
Director: Özcan Alper
This beautifully wrought film tells the story of a young music student who travels to southeastern Turkey to record traditional Turkish music; in the process, she confronts a difficult past. The film nicely captures a rich culture and starkly beautiful scenery. Filmed in Turkey.

Brought by the Sea (2010)
Director: Nesli Çölgeçen
In this dramatic film, a former police officer accidentally kills an African immigrant at the Turkish border and then retreats to his hometown to nurse his guilty conscience. There, his path intersects with that of a five-year-old Ghanian boy. The movie illustrates the potency of intercultural connection. Originally titled Denizden Gelen.

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005)
Director: Fatih Akin
Discover the vibrant music of Istanbul in a documentary that includes both traditional and modern Turkish music. This film won one award and was nominated for two. Filmed in Istanbul, Turkey.

A Touch of Spice (2003)
Director: Tassos Boulmetis
When Fanis was a young boy growing up in Istanbul, his grandfather taught him that life and food both require a little salt to give them flavor. Thirty-five years after leaving Istanbul for Athens, Greece, Fanis returns to reunite with his grandfather and first love. Originally titled Politiki kouzina. This film won 11 awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography, at the Thessaloníki Film Festival. Filmed in multiple locations including Athens, Greece; Lavrio, Greece; and Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul Beneath My Wings (1996)
Director: Mustafa Altioklar
This is the incredible true story of one man’s flight across the Bosphorus Strait from Galata on the wings of his 17th-century manmade flying contraption, which he modeled after drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Bandit (1996)
Director: Yavuz Turgul
This highly popular Turkish drama is considered the savior of Turkish cinema, which was flailing when the film was released. In it, a bandit travels across Turkey to Istanbul after serving a 35-year jail sentence in search of the man who betrayed him. Hailed for its blend of fairy tale and realism, it provides lovely brushstrokes of Turkey. Filmed in Istanbul and Sanliurfa.

Gallipoli (1981)
Director: Peter Weir
In this Australian film starring Mel Gibson, several young men from the western part of the continent enlist in the army during World War I. The story provides a fascinating examination of the loss of innocence in the face of war as the friends head to the front lines of Gallipoli, site of the horrific battle.

Topkapi (1964)
Director: Jules Dassin
This fascinating heist movie follows a band of conniving criminals as they plot to steal an emerald-laid dagger from Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace. The film features Maximilian Schell and Peter Ustinov, and offers a mid-century look at the rich colors and flavors of Istanbul. Filmed in multiple locations including Istanbul.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Director: Sergey Mokritskiy
Set in 1941, a young woman, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, enlists in the army and becomes known for her sniper abilities. After becoming wounded, Lyudmila is pulled out of combat and later travels to the United States, where she becomes close friends with Eleanor Roosevelt. Originally titled Bitva za Sevastopol. Filmed in multiple locations including Kiev and Odessa.

Hollywood on the Dnieper: Dreams from Atlantis (2014)
Director: Oleg Chorny
Looking back on the golden age of Soviet filmmaking, this visually rich documentary focuses on the Cherkassy region in Ukraine and chronicles the history of filmmaking from the 1950s through the 1970s. Filmed in Kiev, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia.

Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
Director: Teller
In this documentary, inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer after becoming fascinated with the 17th-century Dutch painter. Filmed in England, The Netherlands and the US.

Taras Bulba (2009)
Director: Vladimir Bortko
The story of 16th-century Cossack warriors who attempt to defend against advancing Polish armies. Golden Eagle Award winner for Best Actor, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Filmed in Ukraine.

The English Surgeon (2007)
Director: Geoffrey Smith
This documentary follows Henry Thomas Marsh, a leading British neurosurgeon, as he candidly addresses the pressures of the doctor–patient relationship while on his mission to Ukraine. Filmed in Ukraine and the UK.

Water (2006)
Directors: Julia Perkul and Anastasiya Popova
Witness breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide, from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and more, as they try to understand water’s phenomenal explicit and implicit properties.

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Director: Liev Schreiber
This comedy-drama follows a young Jewish American man, Jonathan, as he travels from Odessa into the heart of Ukraine. With little more than a photograph and the name of a village, Jonathan hires a tour company to help him find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II. Filmed in Odessa, Ukraine and Prague, Czech Republic.

The Notebook (2004)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
This story begins in a modern-day nursing home where an elderly man is reading a romantic story to a fellow patient. The story he tells begins in the 1940s. Social differences separate two young lovers who fall in love over summer vacation, but when they meet each other again years later, they renew their relationship.

Chekhov’s Motifs (2002)
Director: Kira Muratova
A man notices his dead ex-girlfriend in attendance at his wedding. Filmed in Ukraine.

Ivan Semenovich Kozlovskiy (1978)
Director: Anatoliy Borsiuk
This documentary follows Semenovich Kozlovskiy, a Ukrainian lyric tenor who was both an opera director and one of the most well-known stars of the Soviet opera. Filmed in Kiev.

The Deluge (1974)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Hailed as one of the most popular movies in the history of Polish cinema, this film is based on the 1886 novel that recounts the thwarted Swedish invasion of Poland–Lithuania from 1655 to 1658. Filmed in multiple locations including Poland and Kiev, Ukraine.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
Director: Sergei Parajanov
A young man falls in love with the daughter of his father’s killer. Winner of the Critics Grand Prize for a Feature Film and Special Jury Award for Best Director. Filmed in Ukraine.

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Director: Michael Curtiz
The story of the Battle of Balaclava (October 1854), in which Allied troops attempt to capture Russia’s principal naval base during the Crimean War. Academy Award winner for Best Assistant Director, and nominated for Best Musical Score.

Balaclava (1928)
Directors: Maurice Elvey and Milton Rosmer
A British army officer re-enlists as a private to fight in the Crimean War, and takes part in the Charge of the Light Brigade. Filmed in Ukraine.

Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Director: S. M. Eisenstein
In this silent film, the crew members of the titled warship rise up against their officers. It has been called one of the greatest propaganda films of all time, providing a glimpse of pre-Soviet Russia. Filmed in Crimea and Odessa, Ukraine.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Director: Justin Chadwick
Sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn each seek the love of the passionate King Henry VIII during an important time in European history. Filmed in multiple locations including Dover.

Atonement (2007)
Director: Joe Wright
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, this powerful film unfolds over six decades, beginning in the 1930s when a crime with far-reaching consequences is committed. It won a Golden Globe for Best Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Dover.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Phuket and London.

Land and Freedom (1995)
Director: Ken Loach
In the spring of 1936, a young unemployed journalist leaves his hometown of Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. This film won two Cannes Film Festival awards. Filmed in Mirambel, Spain and Liverpool, England.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

20th Century Women (2016)
Director: Mike Mills
When a mother struggles to understand her son, who is trying to find himself, she enlists her bohemian housemates to help with his upbringing. This film touches on life, love, struggles and perseverance. 20th Century Women won 12 awards and was nominated for 70. Filmed in multiple locations including Santa Barbara, California.

Aerial America: Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands (TV) (2016)
Director: Toby Beach
See the natural beauty of the Caribbean and learn about its significant history from above in this documentary that takes you, via helicopter and impressive high-definition aerial cinematography, on a tour of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Miami Our City (2016)
Director: Jose Navas
This documentary shows how the Latino community in Miami, Florida has influenced and impacted the growth of the city. Filmed in Miami.

West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Islands (2016)
Directors: Peter Seaman and Brent Sumner
This documentary shares the amazing human history of California’s Channel Islands, from the original inhabitants who lived here more than 13,000 years ago to the people who discovered and developed these unforgettable islands. Filmed in California.

Everglades: America’s Treasure (2015)
Director: Grace Shafir
See what it is like to go birding on uninhabited islands to count spoonbills, search for wood stork nests and explore the life of snail kites on Lake Okeechobee. Senator Bob Graham narrates this documentary about the beauty of Everglades National Park.

The Unseen Everglades: Inside a Legendary Wilderness (2015)
Director: Charles J. Kropke
This documentary takes a look at the history and current state of the Everglades, as well as ways to preserve and restore its unique ecosystem.

Bears (2014)
Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey and Adam Chapman
With the Alaskan wilderness as a backdrop, Bears is a documentary that follows a bear family for one year. From the moment hibernation ends through the spring, summer and fall, this bear family, including two cubs, finds adventure around every corner. Filmed in Alaska.

Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
This final film in the L’Auberge Espagnole trilogy finds Xavier in the Big Apple after his wife, Wendy, leaves him for someone else and takes their two children with her to New York. Not wanting to be far from his children, Xavier finds a home in Chinatown, but trouble comes his way. Originally titled Casse-tête chinois. Filmed in various locations throughout New York City.

Cubamerican (2013)
Director: José Enrique Pardo
This documentary explores the reasons why millions of Cubans left communist Cuba for the United States. Filmed in multiple locations including Boston, Miami and New York City.

Una Noche (2013)
Director: Lucy Mulloy
When Raúl is accused of assault in Havana, he is forced to flee and appeals to his friend, Elio, to help him escape to Miami. But Elio is torn between protecting his sister and his own desire to leave Havana. Filmed in Havana.

Big Miracle (2012)
Director: Ken Kwapis
When a family of whales is becoming trapped by fast-forming ice in the Arctic Circle, three people—a volunteer, a news reporter and a native Alaskan boy—inspire an entire community to save them. Filmed in multiple locations including Seward.

This Means War (2012)
Director: McG
When two best friends, who are also benched CIA agents, fall for the same woman, they decide to let her choose who she wants to pursue a relationship with. But they are keeping tabs on each other and try to sabotage the other’s dates with her. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Fortress of the Bears (2011)
Director: Daniel B. Greenberg
This documentary shows how bears, salmon and trees are interconnected and how nature keeps each in balance. It was filmed on Alaska’s Admiralty Island, where an estimated 1,800 grizzly bears live. Filmed in Tongass National Forest, Alaska.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Director: Rob Marshall
While searching for the elusive fountain of youth, Jack Sparrow crosses paths with the beautiful but dangerous female pirate Angelica, who, along with her father, Blackbeard, is also on the hunt for the fountain. Filmed in multiple locations including Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

The Book of Santa Barbara (2011)
Director: Russ Spencer
See Santa Barbara like never before. This documentary short gives you a glimpse into the inspiration behind Macduff Everton’s photo book, The Book of Santa Barbara.

The Descendants (2011)
Director: Alexander Payne
Matt King lives solely on what he earns as a lawyer in Hawaii, but has vast wealth through 25,000 acres of undeveloped family land that is being held in trust. Even though Matt lives in paradise, his life is far from perfect. His wife, Elizabeth, with whom he was having marital problems, has been in an accident that has left her in a coma, and Matt must face revelations from his two daughters that will affect everyone in the family. This film won 67 awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes, and was nominated for 142. Filmed in Kauai and Oahu.

The Rum Diary (2011)
Director: Bruce Robinson
Freelance journalist and hard drinker Paul Kemp moves to Puerto Rico during the 1960s for a newspaper job and discovers that finding a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there is difficult. Filmed in Puerto Rico.

Alaska’s Scenic Byways: Bigger Than Your Imagination (2010)
Director: Shannon McCarthy
Starting in Valdez, this documentary features some of Alaska’s most historic stories and routes. From mining to archaeology and geology, viewers get to see and learn about Alaska’s rich history. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Alaska.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Director: Ryan Murphy
A woman realizes how unhappy her marriage is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on an around-the-world journey to “find herself.” Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Delhi, India; New York City, New York; and Rome, Italy.

Princess Ka‘iulani (2010)
Director: Marc Forby
When Princess Ka‘iulani becomes a teenager, she is sent to England for an education; however, the death of her uncle, King Kalākaua, sees her longing to return to her beloved Hawaii. Princess Ka‘iulani becomes the next heir to the throne and notes that the rights of her people are being threatened by a possible US annexation. All of a sudden, Princess Ka‘iulani finds herself torn between going home and living life in England with a handsome suitor. This film was inspired by true events and won six awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Honolulu, Hawaii and Norfolk, England.

I Come with the Rain (2009)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Kline, an ex–Los Angeles cop and now private eye, is hired to find the missing son of a powerful conglomerate boss. He meets up with a former coworker who now works for the Hong Kong police, and together they follow the faint trail of the missing son to a local gangster. Haunted by memories, Kline has a hard time focusing on his work in Hong Kong. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong, China and Los Angeles, California.

It’s Complicated (2009)
Director: Nancy Meyers
When two exes are reunited at a family event and find themselves attracted to each other after being divorced for many years, their personal lives are disrupted as they continue their affair. This film won eight awards and was nominated for 15. Filmed in multiple locations including New York, New York and Santa Barbara, California.

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (2008)
Director: Robert Cornellier
Riki Ott and fishermen in Cordova, Alaska share the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill near Prince William Sound.

New York, I Love You (2008)
Directors: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman and Brett Ratner
In this modern comedy/drama/romance, multiple love stories unfold in one of the most beloved cities in the world—New York. Filmed in New York City.

The KoAloha Ukulele Story (2008)
Director: Gary San Angel
This animated documentary tells the story of Alvin Okami, one of the most innovative ukulele makers in Hawaii. This film won the Golden Kahuna Award for Short Film Competition at the Honolulu International Festival (II). Filmed in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Whatever Lola Wants (2008)
Director: Nabil Ayouch
After Lola is encouraged to belly dance at a local restaurant, she decides that she wants to become a professional dancer and travels to Egypt to seek lessons from retired dancing star Ismahan. Lola also meets famous impresario Nasser Radi, who helps her perform at the prestigious Nile Tower. When she learns that Ismahan and Nasser were once lovers who were forced apart, she takes it upon herself to reunite the two. Filmed in multiple locations including Cairo and New York City.

Lovesickness (2007)
Directors: Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Pérez Riera
This film deals with the ironies of love as they relate to a middle-class family, a hostage situation and an elderly couple. Winner of numerous awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best First Work and more, and chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 80th Academy Awards. Originally titled Maldeamores. Filmed in Puerto Rico.

The Bucket List (2007)
Director: Rob Reiner
When two men with terminal illnesses meet, they decide to do everything they have ever wanted to do before they die. As they work their way through their bucket lists, the two men become great friends and experience priceless joy. Filmed in multiple locations including Beverly Hills, California; the Great Wall of China, China; Giza, Egypt; and France.

Miami Vice (2006)
Director: Michael Mann
Crockett and Tubbs find that their personal and professional lives are overlapping, with danger getting too close for comfort. This film is based on the 1980s TV action drama Miami Vice. Filmed in multiple locations including Miami, Florida; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

The Big White (2005)
Director: Mark Mylod
Broke and desperate for money to care for his wife, Paul Barnell risks everything when he discovers a dead body and claims that it is his missing brother, Raymond. Paul waits to collect the insurance money, but Ted Waters, an insurance investigator, is on to Paul’s scheme, and the two hit men who killed the person Paul is claiming to be his brother plan to kidnap Paul’s wife for revenge. Filmed in multiple locations including Skagway.

50 First Dates (2004)
Director: Peter Segal
When Henry Roth, a bachelor, meets Lucy, he is excited about the possibility of a serious relationship; then, he discovers that Lucy suffers from short-term memory loss. Determined to make her fall in love with him, Henry does not let her condition stop him. This film won six awards and was nominated for ten. Filmed in multiple locations including Oahu, Hawaii.

View from the Top (2003)
Director: Bruno Barreto
After reading Sally Weston’s book, Donna Jensen is not only convinced that becoming a flight attendant is her only way out of Silver Springs, Nevada, but that she will work in first class on New York–Paris flights. Filmed in multiple locations including Laughlin, Nevada; New York City, New York; and Paris, France.

For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
Director: Joseph Sargent
This biopic tells the story of famed Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. Because of his fame, Arturo is granted some privileges; however, he still questions the dictatorship that rules the country he loves so much. When Arturo decides to leave Cuba, he is worried that his wife and child might not be able to join him. Filmed in Miami and San Juan.

Hamlet (2000)
Director: Michael Almereyda
In this modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic play, the castle at Elsinore is replaced by the “Denmark Corporation,” and a remarkable cast breathes new life into the classic tale. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray and Sam Shepard. Filmed in New York City, New York.

Ocean Oasis (2000)
Director: Soames Summerhays
This short IMAX film showcases footage of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. Stunning shots of whales, dolphins, sharks, a coral reef and the desert showcase the astonishing biological diversity found in this small corner of the world. Filmed in Baja California, Mexico.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Director: Wim Wenders
This documentary features legendary Cuban musicians talking about their lives in Cuba. Footage includes songs being recorded in Havana and concerts in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and in Amsterdam. Filmed in Havana, Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Limbo (1999)
Director: John Sayles
This drama follows Joe Gastineau, his girlfriend, Donna, and Donna’s daughter, Noelle. When Joe’s half brother, Bobby, shows up looking for help, Joe, Donna and Noelle find themselves being chased and trying to survive. Filmed in Juneau.

Paging Emma (1999)
Director: Roberto Busó-García
After watching her husband get shot and then abducted, Emma retreats from the world and finds solace in her work as an operator at a paging company. She begins to receive personal messages that only her husband could have written and discovers that things are not always what they seem. Filmed in Puerto Rico.

Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back (1998)
Directors: Braden King and Laura Moya
Filmed in black and white, this documentary shares the stories of people who live in Dutch Harbor. From their love for the untamed island to their concern over gentrification, this intimate film shares the true emotions of the people who care deeply for their town.

White Fang (1998)
Director: Randal Kleiser
This film tells the stories of Jack Conroy, a gold hunter looking for his dead father’s claim, and White Fang, a wolfdog that is forced into both human hands and nature. Jack and White Fang cross paths numerous times, and though the two seemingly want nothing to do with each other, a strong bond is formed. Filmed in Haines and Skagway.

L.A. Confidential (1997)
Director: Curtis Hanson
This film is set in 1950s Los Angeles, when mayhem, corruption and murder reached new depths. Three very different policemen—one remorseless, one sleazy and one straitlaced—investigate murders using forms of justice that fit each of their personalities. Filmed in Los Angeles.

The Mambo Kings (1992)
Director: Arne Glimcher
In the 1950s, two musician brothers, Cesar and Nestor, leave Cuba for the United States with a dream of hitting it big in the Latin music scene. One brother takes care of business while the other broods over the Cuban woman who broke his heart. Filmed in Los Angeles.

The Player (1992)
Director: Robert Altman
When Griffin Mill, a Hollywood studio executive, begins to receive death threats, he assumes they are coming from a screenwriter whose pitch he rejected. As Griffin green-lights only a few story pitches out of thousands, he must try to figure out who is sending him the threatening postcards. Filmed in Los Angeles.

The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Director: Peter Weir
After inventor Allie Fox becomes disenchanted with the American dream and begins to believe that a nuclear war is on the horizon, he sells his house and moves his family to Central America to live a quiet life in the jungle. Their life is anything but quiet as Allie continues to argue with his family and a local preacher. Filmed in multiple locations including Belize City, Belize and Baltimore, Maryland.

Absence of Malice (1981)
Director: Sydney Pollack
When the FBI organized crime task force puts pressure on Michael Gallagher, a Miami liquor wholesaler and the son of a deceased local mobster, regarding a murder they think was mob-related, his life begins to unravel. Filmed in Miami.

Islands in the Stream (1977)
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
This film is an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s novel of the same name. Wanting to live a simple life, artist Thomas Hudson leaves America to live in the Caribbean. This film was nominated for four awards. Set in the Caribbean; filmed in Kauai.

The Great Gatsby (1974)
Director: Bruno Barreto
When Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner new to Long Island, becomes intrigued by his ritzy and enigmatic neighbor, Jay Gatsby, he becomes a witness to obsession and tragedy. Filmed in multiple locations including New York City, New York and Newport, Rhode Island.

Easy Rider (1969)
Director: Dennis Hopper
Wyatt and Billy are young hippie bikers who are trying to figure out which direction to take in their lives. After hiding money in their gas tank, they take a trip across America and soon learn that life is full of people who are fearful of change, people who want to break free of conformity and people who have a hard time making ends meet in their everyday lives. Filmed in multiple locations including Los Angeles, California; Taos, New Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Monument Valley, Arizona.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Director: Norman Jewison
Thomas Crown, a successful, wealthy businessman, thinks he has pulled off the perfect multimillion-dollar heist—but Vicki Anderson, an independent insurance investigator, begins to keep a close eye on his every move. Filmed in multiple locations including Boston.

The Graduate (1967)
Director: Mike Nichols
A recent college graduate, Ben finds himself in an awkward situation when the wife of his father’s business partner, Mrs. Robinson, seduces him after his graduation party. The two fall in love, but the relationship ends when Ben falls for Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine. Filmed in Los Angeles.

Donovan’s Reef (1963)
Director: John Ford
This adventurous love story tells the story of Michael Patrick “Guns” Donovan, a World War II hero who lives on a South Sea island where people of different races and backgrounds live together in peace. Filmed in Kauai.

Blue Hawaii (1961)
Director: Norman Taurog
Free from the Army and back in Hawaii, Chad Gates takes a job as a tour guide at his girlfriend’s agency rather than at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, where his father wants him to work. This film won one award and was nominated for three. Filmed in multiple locations including Kauai and Oahu.

Gidget (1959)
Director: Paul Wendkos
After Francie hurts herself while swimming in the ocean, she meets Moondoggie, a surfer, and finds herself in the company of him and his friends. Though Moondoggie and his friends initially make fun of her, they eventually allow Francie into their clique and give her the nickname “Gidget.” Soon, Gidget is also surfing. Filmed in Malibu, California.

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Director: Billy Wilder
When Joe and Jerry witness a Mafia murder, they decide that they must leave Chicago immediately. The only job that can take them to Miami, however, is with an all-girl band. In their desperation, Joe and Jerry show up at the train station disguised as women named Josephine and Daphne, and mayhem ensues.

High Society (1956)
Director: Charles Walters
Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra star in this musical comedy about wealthy Newport, Rhode Island socialite Tracy Samantha Lord and the three men who love her. Filmed in multiple locations including Rhode Island.

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Director: Nicholas Ray
This film tells the story of the moral decay of American youth and was deemed culturally, historically and aesthetically significant by the Library of Congress, and added to its National Film Registry. It has won numerous awards, including Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Filmed in Los Angeles.

From Here to Eternity (1953)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Robert Prewitt’s US Army transfer to Hawaii is not what he expected. His new captain is making his life miserable because he does not want to box for the captain and company. But soon, Prewitt begins to fall in love with Lorene, a social club employee. This film won 22 awards, including Oscars, Golden Globes, a Cannes Film Festival award and others. Filmed in Oahu, Hawaii.

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Director: Billy Wilder
In this flashback film, Joseph C. “Joe” Gillis tells the story of the events leading up to his death at a Sunset Boulevard mansion six months prior. Filmed in Los Angeles.

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Director: Tay Garnett
When a married woman and her lover, a drifter, fall in love and kill her husband, they must live with the consequences of their actions. Filmed in Los Angeles.

An American Romance (1944)
Director: King Vidor
Shot in Technicolor, this film is about Stefan Dubechek, a European immigrant who arrives in America and works his way up from the steel mills to become an automobile manufacturer and great American success story. Filmed in various locations throughout the US.

Double Indemnity (1944)
Director: Billy Wilder
After Walter Neff, an insurance salesman, falls for the beautiful Phyllis Dietrichson, he finds himself tangled up in a murderous scheme. Phyllis is determined to kill her husband, and Neff knows how to make the murder look like an accidental fall from a train, which will trigger the double indemnity clause that will pay out twice the policy’s value. Filmed in Los Angeles.

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Director: Preston Sturges
When Sullivan, a successful, spoiled and naive director of fluff films, decides to disguise himself as a hobo with only one dime in his pocket to see what poverty is really like, he receives quite a shock. His producers are not happy with his actions, but his experience causes him to want to make a film about the troubles of the poor. Filmed in Los Angeles.

The Big Blue (1988)
Director: Luc Besson
Jacques and Enzo are well-known free divers who were once childhood friends. Love, family and the meaning of life and death are explored when these long-lost friends reunite at the world diving championships. Originally titled Le Grand Bleu. Filmed in multiple locations including France, Greece, Italy, Peru and the US Virgin Islands.

Punta del Este Jetset (2018)
Director: Boris Acosta
This documentary takes viewers to Punta del Este. Known for its beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and stunning sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, Punta del Este’s unique land and sea offerings make it one of the most desired summer resorts in the world. Filmed in multiple locations including Punta del Este.

So Much Water (2013)
Directors: Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge
A vacation to a thermal resort in Salto does not turn out as planned for Alberto, a divorced father, and his two children when nonstop rain forces them to stay indoors, with no TV. Originally titled Tanta agua. Filmed in Salto.

A Useful Life (2010)
Director: Federico Veiroj
Filmed in black and white and set in Montevideo’s famous Cinemateca Uruguaya, this multi-award-winning film tells the story of Jorge, a movie theater employee who must adjust to life without movies after the theater at which he has worked for more than 25 years is forced to close forever. Originally titled La vida útil. Filmed in Montevideo.

Norberto’s Deadline (2010)
Director: Daniel Hendler
Norberto, a shy, dissatisfied man, tries his hand at real estate after he is fired from his airline job. When his new boss suggests that he take a class to become more assertive, Norberto opts to take a theater class. He does not want to tell anyone that he is taking the class and starts to lie to his wife and peers. A winner at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema. Originally titled Norberto apenas tarde.

Bad Day to Go Fishing (2009)
Director: Álvaro Brechner
When Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on Earth, and Orsini, his manager, take their traveling strongman show on the road through small South American towns, they are met with unusual enthusiasm in the town of Santa Maria. Originally titled Mal día para pescar.

Giant (2009)
Director: Adrián Biniez
When Jara, a late-night security guard at a supermarket, notices Julia, one of the cleaning crew members, he begins watching her via the supermarket cameras and falls in love. Jara is too shy to speak to Julia, so he begins to follow her around Montevideo as a way to get to know her better. Winner of 16 awards. Originally titled Gigante.

The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
Director: James Ivory
This film follows Omar Razaghi, a graduate student who travels to Uruguay to try and persuade the family of the late Jules Gund to allow him to write a biography of the late Latin American writer.

Miami Vice (2006)
Director: Michael Mann
Crockett and Tubbs find that their personal and professional lives are overlapping, with danger getting too close for comfort. This film is based on the 1980s TV action drama Miami Vice. Filmed in multiple locations including Miami, Florida; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Seawards Journey (2003)
Director: Guillermo Casanova
When a group of eccentric men decides to embark on a road trip, they find their way from the beautiful countryside to the sea, sharing tales, testing each other and bonding. Originally titled El viaje hacia el mar. Filmed in Uruguay.

The Last Train (2002)
Director: Diego Arsuaga
When a man wants to sell Train 33 to a company in Hollywood, a group of elderly men called “The Friends of the Rails” disagrees because the train is an important part of the country’s history. The men decide to steal the train, which takes them on a journey across Uruguay’s vibrant landscape. This film has won 12 awards. Originally titled El último tren. Filmed in multiple locations including Montevideo.

Gone with the River (2015)
Director: Mario Crespo
Dauna is caught between the past and the present, between her culture and finding her identity. And as a woman of the Warao community in northeastern Venezuela, finding a present-day identity is not easy. Originally titled Dauna. Lo que lleva el río. Filmed in multiple locations including Caracas.

South of the Border (2010)
Director: Oliver Stone
In this documentary, Oliver Stone sheds new light on exciting transformations that are taking place in South America. Stone interviews the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador and Cuba. Filmed in multiple locations including Buenos Aires, Argentina and Venezuela.

A House with a View of the Sea (2003)
Director: Alberto Arvelo
When an act of violence tears apart a widowed father and his son, a brave stranger intervenes to reunite them. Originally titled Una casa con vista al mar.

Made in Vietnam (2017)
Director: Thi Vo
This documentary follows Thi Vo and his friends as Thi searches for his father after more than three decades of separation. Thirty years after escaping Vietnam for Hong Kong with his mother and then emigrating to Canada, Thi has a strong urge to find his biological father and the family he has never met. Filmed in multiple locations including Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hue, Vietnam.

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Director: Rory Kennedy
When the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on approximately 5,000 Americans in Saigon, the Americans had roughly 24 hours to get out, with no official evacuation plan. With the clock ticking, the Americans managed to escape, but not before helping their South Vietnamese allies, coworkers and friends. 135,000 South Vietnamese escaped with the help of some heroic Americans.

Noble (2014)
Director: Stephen Bradley
The true story of Irishwoman Christina Noble, who left her native Ireland to serve the street people of Vietnam. Winner of Best Foreign Feature at the Newport Beach Film Festival (2014). Filmed in Vietnam and the UK.

Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam: Hue (TV) (2011)
Production Company: SBS One
Travel with Luke Nguyen as he explores the vibrant town of Hue, where he helps prepare traditional lemongrass skewers, explores the historic Citadel built by the Nguyen Dynasty and more. Filmed in Hue.

Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (2010)
Director: Luke Nguyen
Travel with Luke Nguyen, owner and chef of the Red Lantern restaurant in Sydney, as he takes a culinary trip through northern Vietnam, including the natural wonders of Ha Long Bay, the magnificent mountains of Sapa and more. Filmed in Vietnam.

The Floating Lives (2010)
Director: Quang Binh Nguyen
Stories of people living in the Mekong Delta, and how their lives are bound by the forces of nature. Filmed in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

The Sea Wall (2009)
Director: Rithy Panh
An exasperated widow finds herself troubled when her adult children leave to find their independence; at the same time, she must try to erect a barrier against the sea to protect her rice fields from flooding. Originally titled Un barrage contre le Pacifique. Filmed in Cambodia.

Surprising Vietnam (2008)
Director: Fred Heiman
Discover some of the delights of Vietnam in this documentary that takes you from the rice paddies of the southern Mekong Delta to tribal villages in the northern and central highlands, as well as the country’s modern cities. Filmed in multiple locations including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hue, Vietnam.

Daughter from Danang (2002)
Directors: Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco
This documentary tells the story of Heidi Bub (Mai Thi Hiep), one of thousands of orphans who were brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift. Twenty-two years after being separated from her Vietnamese mother, Mai Thi Kim, and now married with kids and living in Tennessee, Heidi travels to Vietnam to meet her birth mother. Filmed in multiple locations including Da Nang.

The Quiet American (2002)
Director: Phillip Noyce
Michael Caine stars as a British journalist stationed in Vietnam during the 1950s who becomes friends with a seemingly harmless American (Brendan Fraser). Filmed in multiple locations including Da Nang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Beautiful from start to finish, this film follows three sisters, two of whom are happily married—or so it appears. Originally titled Mua he chieu thang dung. Filmed in Vietnam.

Three Seasons (1999)
Director: Tony Bui
As the characters in this film come to terms with the past, present and future of Ho Chi Minh City, their paths begin to merge. Filmed in Vietnam.

Which Way Is East (1994)
Director: Lynne Sachs
This documentary short is the filmmaker’s travel diary and pieces together Vietnamese history, recollections of the war and memories of the people she met in Vietnam. Filmed in multiple locations including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and the Mekong Delta.

Heaven & Earth (1993)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on a true story, this film follows the life of a Buddhist Vietnamese peasant girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam War. Filmed in Bangkok, Thailand and Vietnam.

Indochine (1992)
Director: Régis Wargnier
This film is set in 1930, when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. An unmarried Frenchwoman and her adopted daughter, a Vietnamese princess, both fall in love with a young French navy officer. Filmed in multiple locations including Malaysia and Vietnam.

The Lover (1992)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Set in 1929 during French colonial rule in Vietnam, a French teenage girl catches the eye of a wealthy Chinese businessman. A torrid affair ensues despite class restrictions and social mores. Originally titled L’amant. Filmed in multiple locations including Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up. Filmed in Bangkok and Phuket.

Hedd Wyn (1996)
Director: Paul Turner
Hedd Wyn is a young poet competing for the most sought-after Welsh poetry prize: chair of the National Eisteddfod. But before the winner is chosen, Hedd is sent off to fight in World War I. Hedd Wyn was the first Welsh-language film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in Wales, UK.

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Director: Christopher Monger
When two English cartographers measure what is claimed to be the first mountain in Wales, they discover that it is not a mountain but a hill. The villagers become determined to turn their hill into a mountain, and must keep the cartographers from leaving until they reach their goal. Filmed in Wales, UK and Buckinghamshire, England, UK.

Coming Up Roses (1986)
Director: Stephen Bayly
When the last remaining cinema in a small Welsh town closes its doors forever, the ice cream vendor and the projectionist find themselves out of work. Together, they decide to grow mushrooms in the closed movie house. Filmed in Wales.

Films by Itinerary


Punta del Este Jetset (2018)
Director: Boris Acosta
This documentary takes viewers to Punta del Este. Known for its beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and stunning sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, Punta del Este’s unique land and sea offerings make it one of the most desired summer resorts in the world. Filmed in multiple locations including Punta del Este.

Breath (2017)
Director: Simon Baker

Set in coastal Australia in the 1970s, this film is about Pikelet and Loonie, two teenage boys who seek adventure after having grown up in a small town. When Pikelet and Loonie meet Sando, an older surfer, they form a friendship that will lead them to take dangerous risks. Based on the award-winning and international best-selling novel Breath by Tim Winton. Filmed in Albany.

Darkest Hour (2017)
Director: Joe Wright
When Winston Churchill replaces Neville Chamberlain as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, he feels pressured to either begin peace negotiations with Hitler or take on the Nazi regime. This multi-award-winning film won Oscars for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling in 2018. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, Manchester and Yorkshire.

Eye on Juliet (2017)
Director: Kim Nguyen
Gordon, a security robot operator in Detroit who works with a drone in North Africa, becomes intrigued by Ayusha, a young woman he sees one day through the drone’s lens. Filmed in multiple locations including Casablanca.

Power of Pearl: The Farm Beneath the Sea (2017)
Directors: Ahbra Perry and Robert Taylor Higgins
In the Ring of Fire, a basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, pearls grow. This documentary follows pearl farmers in the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, and shows how pearls impact the relationship between workers and their communities. Winner of the 2013 American Documentary Film Fund. Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; and Kobe, Japan.

Allied (2016)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
A Canadian intelligence officer is assigned to assassinate the German ambassador in Morocco and is partnered with a French Resistance fighter to pose as a married couple. The two grow close, get married and have a child, but one of them is leading a deceitful life. Filmed in multiple locations including the Canary Islands.

Dalida (2016)
Director: Lisa Azuelos
This biographical drama is based on the life of Dalida, a celebrity of the 1950s who sang in Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish. Filmed in multiple locations including Casablanca.

Endless Poetry (2016)
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Seen and told through Alejandro Jodorowsky’s eyes and voice, this documentary shares Alejandro’s journey to find beauty and inner truth by living authentically and freely. From liberating himself from limitations to finding comfort in bohemian artistic circles in the 1940s, Alejandro has committed himself to creating spiritual and artistic awareness worldwide. Winner at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Originally titled Poesía sin fin. Filmed in Santiago.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Director: Taika Waititi
When young Ricky Baker is sent to live in the country with his Aunt Bella and Uncle Hec because of his defiant behavior, he and Hec clash. So, when Bella unexpectedly passes away, Ricky runs away into the wild New Zealand bush, followed closely behind by Hec. Filmed in multiple locations throughout New Zealand.

Neruda (2016)
Director: Pablo Larraín
When Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize–winning Chilean poet, joins the Communist Party in the late 1940s, he becomes a fugitive in his home country and is hunted down by an inspector. Winner of nine awards, including two wins at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Filmed in various locations throughout Chile.

Pirates of the Airwaves (2016)
Director: Charlie Haskell
This drama is about Radio Hauraki, New Zealand’s “boat that rocked.” Radio Hauraki was a pirate radio station that broadcast in international waters from a boat called Tiri from 1966 through 1970, when the station began to broadcast on land. Filmed in Auckland.

The Patriarch (2016)
Director: Lee Tamahori
This film is based on the novel Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies by Witi Ihimaera. Set in the 1960s, with breathtaking views of the east coast of New Zealand, The Patriarch tells the story of two Māori sheepshearing families, the Poatas and the Mahanas—bitter enemies who must find their way through adversity. Originally titled Mahana. Filmed in Auckland.

The Train of Salt and Sugar (2016)
Director: Licinio Azevedo
On a train journey through war-torn Mozambique, civilian passengers and a troop of soldiers must work together to reach safety. Filmed in Mozambique.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
When the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) is disbanded, Ethan Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate, all on his own. Filmed in multiple locations including Casablanca, Morocco; London, England; and Vienna, Austria.

The Pearl Button (2015)
Director: Patricio Guzmán
This documentary focuses on water, from a perspective of the ocean containing history and the sea holding voices. With its 2,670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, Chile’s landscape is supernatural; glaciers, mountains and volcanoes hold the voices of Patagonian indigenous people, the first English sailors and political prisoners. This documentary has won 11 awards. Originally titled El botón de nácar. Filmed in Patagonia and the Atacama Desert.

The Revenant (2015)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Set in 1823, a frontiersman is exploring uncharted wilderness with a hunting team when he is attacked by a bear and left for dead. Using his survival skills and driven by vengeance, he hunts the former team member who abandoned and betrayed him. This film has won 85 awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Ushuaia.

A Long Way Down (2014)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
When four suicidal strangers find themselves on the same roof on New Year’s Eve, their plans for death are interrupted as they form a bond that helps each of them face the difficulties in their lives. Filmed in London.

I’ve Seen the Unicorn (2014)
Director: Vincent Toi
Alvinio Roy has dreamed of riding a horse in the Maiden Cup on the remote island of Mauritius for as long as he can remember. Every morning he wakes up at 4:00 AM to work as a stable boy in exchange for riding lessons. In Mauritius, the island’s culture includes customs left by its many colonial mothers, including horse racing. Filmed in Champ de Mars and Port Louis.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)
Director: David Douglas
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary captures the lemurs of Madagascar with IMAX 3D cameras and takes viewers on an amazing journey deep into their wonderful world. Now endangered, lemurs are receiving aid from scientists like Patricia Wright to help them survive in the modern world. Filmed in Madagascar.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

O Velho do Restelo (2014)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira
A different kind of meeting takes place when Don Quixote, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes meet in a modern city to talk about life. Filmed in Porto.

Sheep’s Clothing (2014)
Directors: Paulo Morelli and Pedro Morelli
A group of friends who love literature decide to bury letters that they will open ten years later, as a way to compare the dreams of their youth with what they have become in the future. Originally titled Entre nos. Filmed in Brazil.

The Giver (2014)
Director: Phillip Noyce
Jonas is a teenager who lives with his parents in a community that knows no pain, war, suffering or choices. When Jonas graduates, he is chosen to be the Receiver of Memories and is trained by his mentor, The Giver. Through memories of the world before “The Ruin,” Jonas discovers the concept of family, as well as the ability to feel emotions. When Jonas learns that a baby is going to be eliminated, he decides to change the society in which he lives. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders
After 40 years of photographing international conflicts and major events in human history, Sebastião Salgado journeys on a new path to find some of the most pristine flora and fauna on the planet. Winner of 12 awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Brazil, Indonesia and Russia.

The Shaukeens (2014)
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Lali, KD and Pinky, three men in their sixties, plan a trip to Mauritius to escape their everyday lives and have some fun.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Director: Justin Chadwick
When Nelson Mandela, a South African lawyer, is sentenced to life imprisonment for treason after being involved in armed resistance after the Sharpeville Massacre, he spends decades in chains, but his spirit is unbowed. While in prison, Mandela’s stature continues to rise. When he is released, Mandela, now the famous leader of his movement, must find a way to win a peaceful victory for the good of his country and its people. This film has been nominated 30 times and won 12 awards. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

So Much Water (2013)
Directors: Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge
A vacation to a thermal resort in Salto does not turn out as planned for Alberto, a divorced father, and his two children when nonstop rain forces them to stay indoors, with no TV. Originally titled Tanta agua. Filmed in Salto.

The Magnetic Tree (2013)
Director: Isabel de Ayguavives
When Bruno returns to Chile to say goodbye to his family home, which is now for sale, he pays a visit to a local and curious place, the “magnetic tree.” After visiting the magnetic tree, Bruno experiences feelings nearly forgotten. Winner of three awards. Originally titled El árbol magnético. Filmed in Santiago.

The Secret Caribbean with Trevor McDonald (TV) (2013)
Production Company: PBS Distribution
Explore the Caribbean with Sir Trevor McDonald as he travels 2,000 miles to capture the beauty of the region, from giant sea turtles in Grenada to the world’s finest coffee beans in the Blue Mountains, and Sir Richard Branson’s private island resort to lively Havana.

Bay of All Saints (2012)
Director: Annie Eastman
This documentary follows the lives of three single mothers who live in urban poverty in palafitas—shacks built on stilts above water slums. The mothers, and hundreds of families, are promised new government housing because the government wants to reclaim the bay for ecological restoration. Filmed in Salvador de Bahia.

Les Misérables (2012)
Director: Tom Hooper
Set in revolutionary Paris, this epic musical retells Victor Hugo’s timeless tale of Jean Valjean, who vows to turn his life of crime around despite being doggedly chased by Inspector Javert. The story culminates as turmoil engulfs Paris, leading to the Paris Uprising of 1832. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star; Hathaway won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Portsmouth, Hampshire; and France.

Neighboring Sounds (2012)
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
When an independent private security firm arrives in a middle-class neighborhood in Recife, Brazil, the residents feel a sense of both safety and anxiety. This film reflects on Brazilian history and noise. Originally titled O Som ao Redor. Filmed in multiple locations including Recife.

New Zealand from Above (2012)
Directors: Bruce Morrison and Serge Ou
This documentary gives you the opportunity to traverse New Zealand, from the South Island to the tip of the North Island. New Zealanders share their thoughts on their culture, interests and work. Filmed in New Zealand.

Tall as the Baobab Tree (2012)
Director: Jeremy Teicher
Coumba and her younger sister Debo are the first in their family to attend school in the city, which is a drastic change from their remote village life. When an accident turns their family upside down, their father arranges to sell Debo into an arranged marriage, but Coumba plans to save her sister from a married life she does not want. Originally titled Grand Comme le Baobab.

The Children’s Republic (2012)
Director: Flora Gomes
A group of African children comes face-to-face with survival, and young men and women must work together to rebuild their homes after their country is nearly destroyed by warfare. Filmed in Mozambique.

The Invisible Collection (2012)
Director: Bernard Attal
When Beto learns from his mother that the family finances are in peril, he goes on a journey to find a wealthy cocoa plantation owner who had bought a collection of valuable prints 40 years earlier from Beto’s art dealer father. Hoping to buy the prints back, Beto is challenged when the plantation owner’s wife and daughter are hostile to him when he arrives on their land. Filmed in Salvador de Bahia.

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson (2011)
Director: Trish Dolman
This documentary chronicles the life of Paul Watson, a man determined to save the planet and its oceans and a controversial figure in the environmental movement. Filmed in multiple locations including Santiago, Chile and Vancouver, Canada.

The Iron Lady (2011)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
In this biopic, Meryl Streep plays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, teetering on the edge of reality with dementia and recalling her rise and fall. Streep won an Oscar for her performance. Filmed in London.

180° South (2010)
Director: Chris Malloy
Inspired by a legendary journey, this documentary captures Jeff Johnson’s travels from California to Patagonia as he follows in the footsteps of his heroes, Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins. While en route, Jeff gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life and eventually meets his heroes in a hut on a rainy day. Filmed in multiple locations including Easter Island, Chile; Patagonia, Chile; and the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

A Useful Life (2010)
Director: Federico Veiroj
Filmed in black and white and set in Montevideo’s famous Cinemateca Uruguaya, this multi-award-winning film tells the story of Jorge, a movie theater employee who must adjust to life without movies after the theater at which he has worked for more than 25 years is forced to close forever. Originally titled La vida útil. Filmed in Montevideo.

Chef Thémis, cuisinier sans frontières (2010)
Director: Philippe Lavalette
This documentary, filmed over the course of three years, follows Chef Thémis, founder of Cooks Without Borders. When Chef Thémis returns to Madagascar, his country of origin, to show underprivileged people how to cook, he is both enthusiastic about and doubtful of the task that lies ahead of him.

Inception (2010)
Director: Christopher Nolan
In the new world of corporate espionage where secrets are stolen via a dream state, Dom Cobb is the best thief. He is also an international fugitive, which has cost him time with his family. When Dom is offered an opportunity to get his life back, he must accomplish the impossible. Filmed in multiple locations including Alberta, Canada; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; and Morocco.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the “developed” world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels, the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, London, Paris and Tokyo.

Norberto’s Deadline (2010)
Director: Daniel Hendler
Norberto, a shy, dissatisfied man, tries his hand at real estate after he is fired from his airline job. When his new boss suggests that he take a class to become more assertive, Norberto opts to take a theater class. He does not want to tell anyone that he is taking the class and starts to lie to his wife and peers. A winner at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema. Originally titled Norberto apenas tarde.

Our Generation (2010)
Directors: Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis
This documentary features stories from one of the last strongholds of traditional Aboriginal culture in Australia: the remote Yolngu of northeastern Arnhem Land. The Aboriginal struggles of land, culture and freedom are explored, and interviews with national indigenous leaders, historians and human rights activists shine a light on threats to the Australian Aboriginal culture.

Patagonia (2010)
Director: Marc Evans
Gwen and Rhys are a Welsh-speaking couple living in Cardiff. When their relationship takes a turn for the worse due to being unable to conceive a child, the couple travels to Argentina together, where Rhys has been commissioned to photograph the historic Welsh chapels in Patagonia. Filmed in various locations throughout Argentina.

South of the Border (2010)
Director: Oliver Stone
In this documentary, Oliver Stone sheds new light on exciting transformations that are taking place in South America. Stone interviews the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador and Cuba. Filmed in multiple locations including Buenos Aires, Argentina and Venezuela.

The King’s Speech (2010)
Director: Tom Hooper
Before becoming King George VI, “Bertie” suffered emotionally from stuttering, which many viewed as a reason why he should not be king. With the help of a radical speech therapist, George is finally able to manage his stuttering and gain the confidence needed to lead the country through war. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Buckinghamshire, England; and Berkshire, England.

Avatar (2009)
Director: James Cameron
Paraplegic Marine Jake Sully offers to take his recently deceased brother’s place on a mission to the distant world of Pandora. Once there, he discovers that the mission is based on greed. As Jake bonds with the native Na’vi people of Pandora, he finds himself falling in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri. Filmed in multiple locations including Wellington, New Zealand.

Bad Day to Go Fishing (2009)
Director: Álvaro Brechner
When Jacob van Oppen, the former strongest man on Earth, and Orsini, his manager, take their traveling strongman show on the road through small South American towns, they are met with unusual enthusiasm in the town of Santa Maria. Originally titled Mal día para pescar.

Bran Nue Dae (2009)
Director: Rachel Perkins
This award-winning musical comedy-drama tells the coming-of-age story of an Aboriginal Australian teenager who finds himself on a road trip after escaping the Catholic boarding school to which his mother has sent him. Filmed in multiple locations including Perth.

Broken Hill (2009)
Director: Dagen Merrill
Tommy, the son of a sheep rancher, lives in the middle of the Australian Outback and dreams of attending the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In order to apply to the conservatorium, Tommy needs to find musicians in the Outback who can play the music he has composed. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide and Sydney.

Couples Retreat (2009)
Director: Peter Billingsley
When three couples agree to join another couple on a couples’ retreat, with the intention of having fun, they discover that they are required to participate in the couples’ exercises, and soon all of the couples discover fault lines in their relationships. Filmed in multiple locations including Bora Bora.

Giant (2009)
Director: Adrián Biniez
When Jara, a late-night security guard at a supermarket, notices Julia, one of the cleaning crew members, he begins watching her via the supermarket cameras and falls in love. Jara is too shy to speak to Julia, so he begins to follow her around Montevideo as a way to get to know her better. Winner of 16 awards. Originally titled Gigante.

Invictus (2009)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Newly elected president Nelson Mandela brings a nation together through sport when he joins forces with the captain of the South African rugby team to unite their divided country. Based on an inspiring true story. This film has been nominated 35 times and won 10 awards. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

La Banda de Lechuga: La Historia (2009)
Directors: Magdalena Mactas and Facundo Medina
This documentary shares the story of El Lechuga, a producer and musician who faced numerous obstacles in life, yet persevered to make his dream of becoming a musician a reality. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

Milking the Rhino (2009)
Director: David E. Simpson
This documentary shows the behind-the-scenes role that villagers play in the making of nature documentaries, as well as the villagers’ desires to claim a piece of the wildlife-tourism pie after the collision of ancient ways with Western expectations. Filmed in multiple locations including Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
Director: James Ivory
This film follows Omar Razaghi, a graduate student who travels to Uruguay to try and persuade the family of the late Jules Gund to allow him to write a biography of the late Latin American writer.

Bab Sebta (2008)
Directors: Frederico Lobo and Pedro Pinho
This documentary focuses on interviews conducted with people in four North African cities exploring why some people are willing to risk everything to emigrate to Europe.

Long Road North (2008)
Director: Ian Hinkle
This modern-day “Motorcycle Diaries” documentary takes viewers on a long road trip through 18 countries, beginning at the southern tip of Argentina. Ride along through Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru and more. Filmed in multiple locations including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and Peru.

From Cape Town with Love (2007)
Director: Carol Howell
This documentary takes viewers through the streets of Cape Town, where street artists have made their mark with beautiful, thought-provoking images and texts that are punishable by fines or imprisonment. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

Lucky Miles (2007)
Director: Michael James Rowland
When a group of Cambodian and Iraqi men seeking liberation via an Indonesian fishing boat are abandoned on a remote part of the Western Australian coast with the promise of a “bus over the dunes,” they find themselves alone in a desert the size of Poland—without the bus. After all but three of the men are captured, the three free men must elude an army reservist unit while navigating the ancient natural landscapes of the Pilbara. Winner of eight awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide, Australia and Cambodia.

Ó Pai, Ó: Look at This (2007)
Director: Monique Gardenberg
Tenants who live in a falling-to-pieces tenement house try to get by on creativity, humor, irony and music during the Carnival. This film was nominated for four awards. Filmed in Salvador de Bahia.

Running the Sahara (2007)
Director: James Moll
When three runners journey to Africa to prove that the impossible is possible, viewers are taken into the culture of the Sahara and across six countries. This documentary follows three men from the USA, Canada and Taiwan as they run across the Sahara Desert. Filmed in multiple locations including Egypt, Niger and Senegal.

Blood Diamond (2006)
Director: Edward Zwick
This political war thriller is set in 1999 Sierra Leone, when the country is ravaged by unrest. Archer, a Rhodesian gunrunner, has been jailed while trying to smuggle diamonds into Liberia. When he learns about an enormous pink diamond that has been buried by a fellow prisoner, Vandy, a fisherman who was enslaved to harvest diamonds, Archer plots with Vandy to locate the diamond in order to sell it so they can both escape their unwanted situations. Winner of eight awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Maputo, Mozambique and multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

Miami Vice (2006)
Director: Michael Mann
Crockett and Tubbs find that their personal and professional lives are overlapping, with danger getting too close for comfort. This film is based on the 1980s TV action drama Miami Vice. Filmed in multiple locations including Miami, Florida; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

The Minder (2006)
Director: Rodrigo Moreno
Rubén, a bodyguard for a top politician, feels underappreciated by his boss and as though he has no life of his own. When his boss has a heart attack, Rubén is left to take care of him and accidentally shoots him. Originally titled El Custodio. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

The Queen (2006)
Director: Stephen Frears
Dame Helen Mirren turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in this film that profiles the Queen’s attempts to treat Princess Diana’s death as a private family matter. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Paris and Scotland.

12 Tangos: Adios Buenos Aires (2005)
Director: Arne Birkenstock

Filmed in 2004, this documentary follows several tango dancers in crisis-ridden Buenos Aires and tells a cohesive story about the past, present and future of people who have lost their wealth, jobs and salaries. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

Bombón: El Perro (2004)
Director: Carlos Sorín
Juan “Coco” Villegas is down on his luck after finding himself jobless overnight. At 52, after having been a gas station attendant for 20 years, finding work is difficult. One day, after fixing a vehicle, Coco is given a puppy as payment. After the puppy wins first prize at a local dog show, Coco’s life starts to turn around. Winner of four awards. Originally titled El perro. Filmed in various locations throughout Argentina.

Cape of Good Hope (2004)
Director: Mark Bamford
This comedy-drama is set in an animal shelter in Cape Town and revolves around the people who work there, revealing how their lives are intertwined. In 2004, this film won two awards at the Austin Film Festival. Filmed in Cape Town.

In My Country (2004)
Director: John Boorman
When Langston Whitfield, a Washington Post journalist, is sent to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, he finds himself confronting his own demons and questioning his sense of identity, while Anna Malan, an Afrikaans poet covering the hearings for radio, is deeply moved by acts committed by her fellow countrymen. Based on the memoir Country of My Skull. Filmed in multiple locations in South Africa including Cape Town.

Long Way Round (TV) (2004)
Directors: David Alexanian and Russ Malki
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel the world via motorcycles. Equipped with onboard cameras and one ride-along cameraman, Ewan and Charley travel 19,000 miles from London to New York. Filmed in multiple locations including Calgary, London and Luxembourg.

Marrabenta Stories (2004)
Director: Karen Boswall
This documentary brings together young Mozambican musicians who play jazz, funk and hip-hop and elders who play Marrabenta, a musical style that was popular in 1950s and 1960s Mozambique. Together, the musicians go on a South African tour. A 2005 winner at the Portuguese Film Festival.

Rapa-Nui (2004)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
On Easter Island, Chile, the Long Ears and the Short Ears tribes are at war, with the ruling class demanding larger moai (stone statues). When a ruling-class warrior falls in love with a lower-class girl, he must make a decision on where he stands. Filmed in Easter Island, Chile and New South Wales, Australia.

Souli (2004)
Director: Alexander Abela
This film is based on William Shakespeare’s Othello. Carlos, a young student, is searching for Souli, a famous Senegalese poet who may possess the “Thiossan tale.” Souli, a fisherman, and Mona, the woman with whom Souli lives, are both in danger because Yann, a French trader, is planning to destroy their lives. Filmed in Madagascar.

The Lost Gods of Easter Island (2004)
Director: Kate Broome
In this TV documentary, David Attenborough finds himself traveling from Russia to Australia and from England to the Pacific after a simple carved figure is bought at an auction in New York. On his journey, David explores the history of the Easter Island maoi.

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Director: Walter Salles
This Oscar-winning film is about the 4-month motorcycle trip taken by Ernesto “Che” Guevara in 1952 with his friend Alberto Granado. A student at the time, and one semester away from graduation, Ernesto’s life would be forever changed after his travels. Originally titled Diarios de motocicleta. Filmed in multiple locations including Buenos Aires, Argentina; Havana, Cuba; Lima, Peru; and Machu Picchu, Peru.

Beyond Borders (2003)
Director: Martin Campbell
Sarah Jordan is an American living in London and married to the son of a wealthy industrialist. When Sarah is moved by a doctor’s pleas to support relief efforts in war-torn Africa, she embarks on a journey to the far corners of the world. Filmed in multiple locations including Namibia and Thailand.

Kuxa Kanema: The Birth of Cinema (2003)
Director: Margarida Cardoso
Following the 1975 independence of Mozambique, President Samora Machel created the National Institute of Cinema (INC). This documentary shares the successes and struggles of the INC as well as clips of rarely seen INC footage. Originally titled Kuxa Kanema: O Nascimento do Cinema. Filmed in Mozambique.

Seawards Journey (2003)
Director: Guillermo Casanova
When a group of eccentric men decides to embark on a road trip, they find their way from the beautiful countryside to the sea, sharing tales, testing each other and bonding. Originally titled El viaje hacia el mar. Filmed in Uruguay.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
This biographical film tells the inspirational story of Tony Fingleton. After growing up in a troubled household and being overlooked by his father, Tony makes a commitment to become the best athlete possible and prove his confidence and talents to his father. Filmed in multiple locations including Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.

Common Ground (2002)
Director: Adolfo Aristarain
When retired literature professor Fernando Robles concludes that he cannot live on his pension, he moves to a small farm with his wife and decides to grow lavender in order to sell the oil to the perfume industry. Originally titled Lugares comunes. Filmed in multiple locations including Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain.

Intimate Stories (2002)
Director: Carlos Sorin
This film follows three people who are, separately, traveling through Argentine Patagonia. Maria is traveling with her daughter to San Julián because she has won a spot on a TV game show; Roberto is traveling to San Julián to surprise one of his clients with a cake for her child’s birthday; and Don, an elderly man, is searching for his lost dog. Originally titled Historias mínimas. Filmed in Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002)
Director: Ameer Sultan
This romantic drama follows the lives of Gautham and Kannan, two men who have been friends since they were children. Kannan is in love with Maha, but his parents are planning on him marrying Sandhya. Together, Kannan and Gautham devise a plan that will keep Kannan from marrying Sandhya. In the process, love begins to blossom in the lives of several people. Filmed in India, Italy, Mauritius and New Zealand.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Director: Phillip Noyce
This multi-award-winning film tells the story of Molly, Daisy and Grace, two sisters and a cousin who are taken thousands of miles away from their Aboriginal mothers to be trained as domestic staff. The girls escape and follow a rabbit-proof fence while eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.

The Last Train (2002)
Director: Diego Arsuaga
When a man wants to sell Train 33 to a company in Hollywood, a group of elderly men called “The Friends of the Rails” disagrees because the train is an important part of the country’s history. The men decide to steal the train, which takes them on a journey across Uruguay’s vibrant landscape. This film has won 12 awards. Originally titled El último tren. Filmed in multiple locations including Montevideo.

Whale Rider (2002)
Director: Niki Caro
When 11-year-old Pai is certain that she is destined to become the new chief of the Whangara people, a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, she must go up against her grandfather, Koro, who is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Filmed in New Zealand.

Faat Kiné (2001)
Director: Ousmane Sembène
Faat Kiné is a hardworking single mother in Dakar, Senegal who reminisces about her life experiences and how they have shaped her into who she is today: a successful single mother who has raised two children and bought a home for her family.

Gosford Park (2001)
Director: Robert Altman
In this period mystery-drama, co-written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, a dinner party at an English country house is disrupted by a murder, affecting the lives of both the upstairs guests and the downstairs servants. The movie boasts an incredible ensemble cast, including Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Clive Owen. Fellowes received a Best Writing Oscar for his contribution. Filmed in England.

Posthumous Memories (2001)
Director: André Klotzel
Based on Machado de Assis’s The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, this comedy-drama follows wealthy Bras Cubas as he recounts his life after his death. This film has won awards for Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay, as well as the Kikito Critics Prize. Originally titled Memórias Póstumas. Filmed in multiple locations including Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia.

Son of the Bride (2001)
Director: Juan José Campanella
Rafael Belvedere is 42 and dealing with multiple personal problems; a minor heart attack leaves him needing to address his past. Originally titled El hijo de la novia. Filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Bootmen (2000)
Director: Dein Perry
Sean Odken leaves his job at a steel mill to appear on a tap dancing show in Sydney, but finds himself jobless after he gets involved with a lead dancer and is let go. He returns home determined to start his own tap dance group, but with a new twist: the tap dancers will wear hard hats while dancing on industrial steel and wearing shoes welded with metal. Filmed in Newcastle and Sydney.

Central Station (1998)
Director: Walter Salles
Josue, a 9-year-old boy, has never met his father. His mother send letters to his father through Dora, an elderly woman who works at a Rio de Janeiro central station. Dora writes letters for customers and then mails them. When Josue’s mother dies in a car accident, Dora travels with him to find his father. Originally titled Central do Brasil. Filmed in various locations throughout Brazil.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Phuket and London.

Evita (1996)
Director: Alan Parker
This musical drama is based on the life of Eva Perón, from her beginnings in a lower-class family to her rise as the First Lady and spiritual leader of the nation of Argentina. This film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and three Golden Globes. Filmed in multiple locations including Buenos Aires.

To the Heart (1996)
Director: Mario Sábato
This documentary, filmed in Buenos Aires, stars Libertad Lamarque, one of the icons of the Golden Age of Argentine and Mexican cinema as well as a singer, and Alberto Castillo, once a prominent Argentine tango singer and actor. The film explores the history of tango. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Director: Ang Lee
When Elinor, Marianne and Margaret are taken in by a cousin after their father dies, the opportunity for the young women to marry becomes challenging. Family disapprovals and a forced separation, as well as mismatched love, test the strengths of budding romantic relationships. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Director: Mike Newell
This film follows Charles and his friends as they attend four weddings and one funeral. After wondering if he will ever experience true love, Charles, a committed bachelor, thinks that he has found the one when he meets an American woman, Carrie. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Les faussaires (1994)
Director: Frédéric Blum
This comedy is based on a novel by Romain Gary. The protagonist is an author who has come to Tahiti to write a biography of Paul Gauguin. Filmed in Tahiti.

Love Affair (1994)
Director: Glenn Gordon Caron
Mike Gambril and Terry McKay meet on a flight to Sydney, and their attraction to each other is too strong to ignore. When their plane is forced to land on a small atoll, they become romantically involved, even though both are engaged to other people. Before parting, they agree to meet again in three months to see if their attraction is real. Filmed in New York City, New York and French Polynesia.

A Far Off Place (1993)
Director: Mikael Salomon
After Nonni and Harry witness poachers massacre a gamekeeper’s family, they must escape the poachers by walking through the Kalahari Desert. With the help of an African bushman, Nonni and Harry set out on a months-long journey, and in the process discover their strengths and skills. Filmed in Namibia and Zimbabwe.

The Piano (1993)
Director: Jane Campion
Ada and her young daughter move to New Zealand for Ada’s arranged marriage. When Ada’s husband sells her beloved piano to their neighbor, George, she is heartbroken. But George offers Ada a chance to earn her piano back by giving him piano lessons. Filmed in Auckland.

A Place in the World (1992)
Director: Adolfo Aristarain
When land in a remote area of Argentina is surveyed to see if it can be dammed for hydro-electric power, Mario and Ana, a husband and wife who live in the area with their son, work to stop the construction of the dam, knowing it will flood the valley and end the livelihoods of local shepherds. Originally titled Un lugar en el mundo. Filmed in San Luis, Argentina.

An Angel at My Table (1990)
Director: Jane Campion
This biographical drama tells the story of Nene Janet Paterson Clutha, a New Zealand author who published under the name Janet Frame. The third of five children, Janet endured many hardships as a child, including the drownings of her two adolescent sisters and the epileptic seizures suffered by her brother, George. Confined to a mental institution for several years, she became successful when she started writing stories. Filmed in multiple locations including Auckland, New Zealand; Catalonia, Spain; London, England; and Paris, France.

Moon Over Parador (1988)
Director: Paul Mazursky
When Jack Noah, an unknown actor, is in Parador at the time of the dictator’s death, he is asked to play the dictator in real life. Jack is able to convince the masses that he is the dictator, but not his close confidants. Filmed in multiple locations including Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia.

Miss Mary (1986)
Director: María Luisa Bemberg
Set in the 1930s, Mary Mulligan is hired as the family governess for a wealthy Argentine family and serves as the primary caretaker for the family’s three children. Over the years, Mary witnesses the crumbling of the upper class and the impending arrival of Juan Perón on the political scene. Winner of four awards. Filmed in Buenos Aires.

The Bounty (1984)
Director: Roger Donaldson
When a mutiny takes place on Lieutenant Bligh’s ship, Fletcher Christian tries to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, while Lieutenant Bligh tries to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat. Filmed in England, French Polynesia and New Zealand.

Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
Director: Carl Schultz
After PS’s mother dies, his Aunt Lila and Uncle George take him into their home in Sydney. But his Aunt Vanessa shows up claiming her rights as a co-guardian, demanding that PS live with her during the week. With Lila, PS gets to live the life of a child, but with Vanessa, he is forced to live a strict, staunch life. Filmed in Sydney.

Dawn! (1979)
Director: Ken Hannam
This sports biopic shares the life experiences and rise to fame of Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser, a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Young Winston (1972)
Director: Richard Attenborough
This historical drama tells the story of Sir Winston Churchill, from his unhappy childhood to his time as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War to his first election to Parliament at the young age of 26. Filmed in multiple locations including Morocco and England.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Director: Mel Stuart
A group of American tourists takes an 18-day guided bus tour of nine European countries (from London to Rome) and humor ensues. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Luxembourg, Rome and Venice.

Blow-Up (1966)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
This film is about a glamorous fashion photographer who lives life to the fullest. When he sees a beautiful yet mysterious woman in a park, he photographs her to her dismay. Originally titled Blowup. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Kaleidoscope (1966)
Director: Jack Smight
Warren Beatty and Susannah York star in this crime film about a playboy who infiltrates a manufacturer of playing cards so he can win big at card tables throughout Europe, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino where some of the movie was shot. Filmed in England.

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Director: Richard Lester
This British comedy stars the Beatles during the Beatlemania heyday. On their way to a London television broadcast, the Beatles find themselves sidetracked by Paul’s unconventional grandfather and Ringo, who goes missing right before the concert is to be televised. Filmed in multiple locations throughout England.

The Given Word (1962)
Director: Anselmo Duarte
When Zé do Burro’s donkey becomes terminally ill, Zé promises that he will give his land to the poor and carry a cross all the way from his farm to the Saint Bárbara Church in Salvador, Bahia, where he will offer the cross to the local priest. In 1962, this film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival; one year later, it became the first Brazilian and South American film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Originally titled O Pagador de Promessas. Filmed in Salvador de Bahia.

Tiara Tahiti (1962)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
This comedy-drama follows the story of a tough colonel and a refined captain who did not see eye to eye during the war. The captain journeys to Tahiti after the war and unexpectedly runs into his former commanding officer, who had had him court-martialed. Filmed in Tahiti.

Holiday for Lovers (1959)
Director: Henry Levin
When Meg goes on a 4-week tour in São Paulo and gets engaged to an older mentor’s son, she decides to stay for an additional six weeks. Meg’s father, upon hearing about Meg’s extended stay in Brazil and unaware of the engagement, takes his wife and younger daughter to Brazil to find out Meg’s motives for extending her stay. Filmed in multiple locations including Rio de Janeiro.

Indiscreet (1958)
Director: Stanley Donen
This British romantic comedy is about an actress, Anna Kalman, who has given up on love. When Anna meets Philip Adams, a man whom she thinks is married, they fall in love. Instead of being a married man who is pretending to be single, Philip is actually single and pretending to be married. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Oliver Twist (1948)
Director: David Lean
Based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist is the story of a boy who is orphaned when his mother dies after giving birth in a workhouse. Oliver is placed in a juvenile home but eventually ends up back at the workhouse; he escapes and travels to London, where he becomes involved with a gang of juveniles. Filmed in England.

Casablanca (1942)
Director: Michael Curtiz
When Rick Blaine’s former lover, Ilsa, shows up with her husband at his nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco, he is confronted with challenges that lead to a difficult decision.

Bears (2014)
Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey and Adam Chapman
With the Alaskan wilderness as a backdrop, Bears is a documentary that follows a bear family for one year. From the moment hibernation ends through the spring, summer and fall, this bear family, including two cubs, finds adventure around every corner. Filmed in Alaska.

Big Miracle (2012)
Director: Ken Kwapis
When a family of whales is becoming trapped by fast-forming ice in the Arctic Circle, three people—a volunteer, a news reporter and a native Alaskan boy—inspire an entire community to save them. Filmed in multiple locations including Seward.

Fortress of the Bears (2011)
Director: Daniel B. Greenberg
This documentary shows how bears, salmon and trees are interconnected and how nature keeps each in balance. It was filmed on Alaska’s Admiralty Island, where an estimated 1,800 grizzly bears live. Filmed in Tongass National Forest, Alaska.

Alaska’s Scenic Byways: Bigger Than Your Imagination (2010)
Director: Shannon McCarthy
Starting in Valdez, this documentary features some of Alaska’s most historic stories and routes. From mining to archaeology and geology, viewers get to see and learn about Alaska’s rich history. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Alaska.

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (2008)
Director: Robert Cornellier
Riki Ott and fishermen in Cordova, Alaska share the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill near Prince William Sound.

The Big White (2005)
Director: Mark Mylod
Broke and desperate for money to care for his wife, Paul Barnell risks everything when he discovers a dead body and claims that it is his missing brother, Raymond. Paul waits to collect the insurance money, but Ted Waters, an insurance investigator, is on to Paul’s scheme, and the two hit men who killed the person Paul is claiming to be his brother plan to kidnap Paul’s wife for revenge. Filmed in multiple locations including Skagway.

Limbo (1999)
Director: John Sayles
This drama follows Joe Gastineau, his girlfriend, Donna, and Donna’s daughter, Noelle. When Joe’s half brother, Bobby, shows up looking for help, Joe, Donna and Noelle find themselves being chased and trying to survive. Filmed in Juneau.

White Fang (1998)
Director: Randal Kleiser
This film tells the stories of Jack Conroy, a gold hunter looking for his dead father’s claim, and White Fang, a wolfdog that is forced into both human hands and nature. Jack and White Fang cross paths numerous times, and though the two seemingly want nothing to do with each other, a strong bond is formed. Filmed in Haines and Skagway.

Dunkirk (2017)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Alternating among three different time periods, this film is about Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France who are stranded on Dunkirk during World War II and waiting for rescue while being surrounded by the German Army. This multi-award-winning film won three Oscars in 2018. Filmed in multiple locations including France, The Netherlands and the UK.

Admiral (2015)
Director: Roel Reiné
This action-adventure biography revolves around real-life figure Michiel de Ruyter, one of the greatest innovators in combat engineering of the 17th century. When, on the brink of civil war, The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany, only one man, Michiel de Ruyter, can lead the country’s strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet. Originally titled Michiel de Ruyter. Filmed in various locations throughout The Netherlands.

By the Sea (2015)
Director: Angelina Jolie
Vanessa and her husband, Roland, seem to be growing apart despite traveling together in France. But when they discover a quiet seaside town, they develop a mutual interest in the colorful inhabitants, bringing the two of them closer together. Filmed in various locations throughout Malta.

NOMA: My Perfect Storm (2015)
Director: Pierre Deschamps
This documentary explores what it takes to be the best restaurant in the world. NOMA, René Redzepi’s Copenhagen-based restaurant, was voted the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Filmed in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen (2014)
Director: Mark Raso
This coming-of-age film follows an immature young man traveling through Europe. He pauses in Copenhagen, the city of his birth, to deliver a letter written by his dead father to his grandfather. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen and Skagen.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

O Velho do Restelo (2014)
Director: Manoel de Oliveira
A different kind of meeting takes place when Don Quixote, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco and Teixeira de Pascoaes meet in a modern city to talk about life. Filmed in Porto.

La Perla del Mar (2013)
Director: Joachim Jung
Maria, a singer in the Canary Islands, is 86 but performs with jazz musicians much younger than herself. This documentary shows how being in tune with your surroundings can play a significant role in life. Filmed in the Canary Islands.

Ne me quitte pas (2013)
Directors: Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden
This documentary/comedy/drama is set in the Belgian countryside, a place where time seems to stand still. Bob and Marcel share their sense of humor, their solitude and their craving for alcohol. Filmed in Belgium.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
Director: Bill Condon
Based on real events. After gaining access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in US history, Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played by Daniel Brühl) are confronted with a defining question of our time: What are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society and what are the costs of exposing them? Filmed in multiple locations including Antwerp and Ghent.

A Royal Affair (2012)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
When British Princess Caroline is forced to marry the mad King Christian VII of Denmark, she finds herself miserable—until Dr. Johann Struensee, an ordinary man of Enlightenment, influences the king to begin passing reforms in Denmark. Nominated for one Academy Award and one Golden Globe. Originally titled En kongelig affaere. Filmed in multiple locations including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Sweden.

Another Woman’s Life (2012)
Director: Sylvie Testud

This is the story of a woman who wakes up one morning having forgotten ten years of her life. She wakes up thinking she is in the beginning of a romance which, in reality, is ending, and she discovers she is the mother of a young boy. Originally titled La vie d’une autre. Filmed in Belgium, France and Luxembourg.

Les Misérables (2012)
Director: Tom Hooper
Set in revolutionary Paris, this epic musical retells Victor Hugo’s timeless tale of Jean Valjean, who vows to turn his life of crime around despite being doggedly chased by Inspector Javert. The story culminates as turmoil engulfs Paris, leading to the Paris Uprising of 1832. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star; Hathaway won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Portsmouth, Hampshire; and France.

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Director: Woody Allen
Part romantic comedy, part fantasy, this film follows a screenwriter visiting Paris with his fiancée and her parents. Each night, he finds himself in 1920s Paris salons, meeting the likes of Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds, causing him to reconsider marriage. Allen won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay; the film was also nominated for Best Picture. Filmed in Paris.

The Giants (2011)
Director: Bouli Lanners
While two teenagers are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather’s home and waiting for their busy mother, they decide to rent the house out to a local drug dealer to make some money. But things do not go as planned. Originally titled Les géants. Filmed in Belgium and Luxembourg.

The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Eleven-year-old Cyril has lost everything: he has no mother, and his father wants nothing to do with him and places him in foster care. While searching for his father and his bike, Cyril meets Samantha, a hairdresser. She helps him get his bike back and takes him into her home on the weekends, but Cyril keeps his distance. Originally titled Le gamin au vélo. Filmed in Belgium.

Biutiful (2010)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Uxbal, a single father of two, is forced to reckon with his life in order to escape crime in underground Barcelona and regain spiritual insight. Filmed in Barcelona and Navarra.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the “developed” world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels, the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, London, Paris and Tokyo.

Sarah’s Key (2010)
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
This moving and enlightening film traces a modern-day journalist (played by Kristin Scott Thomas) who becomes entangled in the World War II plight of a young girl separated from her family by the Nazi Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of 1942. Filmed in multiple locations including Paris.

Julie & Julia (2009)
Director: Nora Ephron
With scenes of Paris and mouthwatering French food, the story of Julia Child’s start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book; stars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Streep won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress. Filmed in New York City, New York and Paris, France.

Flame & Citron (2008)
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
In this action-drama, we follow two Danish resistance fighters, Flame and Citron, who kill Danish Nazis and collaborators without hesitation until they are no longer certain whom their targets represent. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; and Prague, Czech Republic.

In Bruges (2008)
Director: Martin McDonagh
In this comedy-drama starring Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes, two hit men are on a makeshift holiday in Bruges, Belgium after a hit gone wrong. While awaiting word from their boss, one is interested in sightseeing and the history of the place, while the other cannot wait to escape. Farrell won a Golden Globe for his performance. Filmed in multiple locations including Bruges.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Director: Woody Allen
While on a summer holiday in Spain, girlfriends Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) take a tour of wildly romantic Barcelona and become enamored with the same painter (Javier Bardem), unaware that his tempestuous ex-wife (Penélope Cruz) is about to re-enter the picture. Cruz won an Oscar for her performance, and the film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Barcelona.

El Greco (2007)
Director: Yannis Smaragdis
In this biographical film, El Greco—the Greek painter who became a genius of the Spanish Renaissance—writes his life story as he awaits execution by the Spanish Inquisition. This film features nice touches of history and a rich sense of place. Filmed in Greece, Italy and Spain.

In the City of Sylvia (2007)
Director: José Luis Guerín
This film follows a young man, Él, when he returns to Strasbourg in search of Sylvia, a woman whom he asked for directions in a bar six years earlier. Filmed in France.

La Vie en Rose (2007)
Director: Olivier Dahan
The back-and-forth nature of the narrative in this nonchronological look at the tragic and famous life of the “Little Sparrow,” Édith Piaf, suggests the patterns of memory and association. Filmed in Paris, France and Prague, Czech Republic.

Nightwatching (2007)
Director: Peter Greenaway
This film tells the dramatic story of Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch. After Rembrandt (played by Martin Freeman) stumbles on a murderous cabal of merchants, he paints their secrets into his work. Filmed in The Netherlands, Poland and Wales.

Ratatouille (2007)
Director: Brad Bird
In this delightful animated film from Pixar Animation Studios, Remy the rat will stop at nothing to become one of Paris’s top chefs, befriending a restaurant’s garbage boy to commandeer a kitchen. The movie won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

A Good Year (2006)
Director: Ridley Scott
Based on Peter Mayle’s book A Year in Provence, a workaholic trades his life selling bonds in London to cash in on a winery that was left to him by his dead uncle. With every day of his new life, Max grows out of his obsessive behavior and into a life he comes to embrace. Filmed in London, England and France.

Alatriste (2006)
Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
This historically sweeping film depicts 17th-century Spain during the Eighty Years’ War, when soldier-mercenary Captain Alatriste, played by Viggo Mortensen, fights for the Spanish empire and his king, Philip IV. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia and Madrid.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
Director: Marc Esposito
After the man of her life dies, Tina goes on a journey to Asia with hopes of rediscovering life after loss. She is accompanied by her friend Franck, who is in love with her. Still mourning the loss of her love, however, she cannot give Franck what he wants from her. Originally titled Toute la beauté du monde. Filmed in Bali, Indonesia and Paris, France.

Paris, Je T’aime (2006)
Director: Olivier Assayas
Twenty great filmmakers were given a simple challenge: create a short film (under five minutes) in Paris, about love. Whimsically beautiful, this film reveals Paris’s neighborhoods and the very human stories that they hold close. Filmed in Paris.

The Queen (2006)
Director: Stephen Frears
Dame Helen Mirren turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in this film that profiles the Queen’s attempts to treat Princess Diana’s death as a private family matter. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Paris and Scotland.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
A young woman searches for her fiancé, who has disappeared at the Battle of the Somme. Jeunet features dreamlike sequences and flashbacks while portraying the horrors of war. Originally titled Un long dimanche de fiançailles. Filmed in various locations throughout France.

Talk to Her (2002)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
When two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at the clinic where Benigno works, an unsuspected destiny begins. Marco’s girlfriend, a bullfighter, has been gored and is in a coma, while Benigno is also looking after another woman who is in a coma. Originally titled Hable con ella. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia and Madrid.

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Director: John Malkovich
When a series of attacks against people in politics escalates from remote villages to areas near the capital, Lieutenant Agustin Rejas is assigned to investigate. As a way to relieve the stress of the investigation, Rejas begins to keep company with a dancer and teacher of his teenage daughter’s ballet class. Filmed in multiple locations including Madrid, Spain; Porto, Portugal; and Quito, Ecuador.

The Spanish Apartment (2002)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
This French-Spanish film is the first in a trilogy that focuses on Xavier, a young economics student who travels to Barcelona for a European exchange program. Xavier finds an apartment with six international students and is immersed into a cultural melting pot. Originally titled L’Auberge Espagnole. Filmed in Barcelona.

Amélie (2001)
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
This romantic comedy traces the life of a timid waitress in Paris’s atmospheric and beautifully captured Montmartre neighborhood as she makes it her mission to help improve the lives of those around her while neglecting her isolated existence. Nominated for five Academy Awards. Originally titled Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain. Filmed in Paris.

Gosford Park (2001)
Director: Robert Altman
In this period mystery-drama, co-written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, a dinner party at an English country house is disrupted by a murder, affecting the lives of both the upstairs guests and the downstairs servants. The movie boasts an incredible ensemble cast, including Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Clive Owen. Fellowes received a Best Writing Oscar for his contribution. Filmed in England.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Referred to by some critics as a “pastiche-jukebox musical,” this lush film follows a young English poet in Belle Époque Paris as he falls in love with a terminally ill courtesan and cabaret performer in the Montmartre district. The movie stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor and won two Academy Awards.

Madame Bovary (2000)
Director: Tim Fywell
This complicated drama, based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert, is about a woman who seeks passion and celebrity, but is married to a boring country doctor. Filmed in England and France.

All About My Mother (1999)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
In this comedy-drama, a nurse who oversees organ transplants loses her son in a car crash. To break the news to the boy’s father, whom he never knew, she journeys to Barcelona, revisiting colorful characters from her old life and meeting new ones along the way. The film won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in multiple locations including A Coruña, Barcelona and Madrid.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Director: Wim Wenders
This documentary features legendary Cuban musicians talking about their lives in Cuba. Footage includes songs being recorded in Havana and concerts in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and in Amsterdam. Filmed in Havana, Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Winner of five Oscars and boasting an all-star cast, Saving Private Ryan is the gripping story of a mission to rescue a paratrooper behind enemy lines after the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Filmed in Normandy, France.

Land and Freedom (1995)
Director: Ken Loach
In the spring of 1936, a young unemployed journalist leaves his hometown of Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. This film won two Cannes Film Festival awards. Filmed in Mirambel, Spain and Liverpool, England.

All the Mornings of the World (1991)
Director: Alain Corneau
When Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe finds out that his wife died while he was away, he builds a small house in his garden and dedicates his life to music and his two young daughters. Originally titled Tous les matins du monde. Filmed in France.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With nothing more than a diary that contains clues and a map showing the location of the famous Holy Grail, Indiana Jones and museum curator Marcus Brody set out to find Jones’s father and the Holy Grail before the Nazis do. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia, Spain; Venice, Italy; and Petra, Jordan.

Babette’s Feast (1987)
Director: Gabriel Axel
Winner of an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and based on the Isak Dinesen story, a pair of 19th-century sisters from a dwindling and strict religion recall an episode from their younger days: After sacrificing their personal lives to care for their father, their lodger, Babette, selflessly prepared a lavish meal using money that she had secretly won in a lottery. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen.

Jean de Florette (1986)
Director: Claude Berri
Based on the two-volume novel by Marcel Pagnol, a greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. The film garnered a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in various locations throughout France.

Manon of the Spring (1986)
Director: Claude Berri
In this sequel to Jean de Florette, featuring Yves Montand, a beautiful shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father’s land caused his death years earlier. Originally titled Manon des sources. Filmed in various locations throughout France.

Victor/Victoria (1982)
Director: Blake Edwards
This gender-bending comedy starring Julie Andrews and James Garner tells the story of a struggling 1934 Paris lounge singer who concocts a scheme with her agent to perform as a man who is impersonating a woman. Difficulties ensue when she falls in love with a man. This movie won an Oscar for Best Adaptation Score.

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
Director: Blake Edwards
When the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the only clue being the Phantom’s trademark glove, Inspector Clouseau is put on the case. Filmed in France, Morocco and Switzerland.

The Last Run (1971)
Director: Richard Fleischer
George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst star in this story of a career criminal wanting to retire in the Portuguese fishing village of Albufeira. Reluctantly, he takes one last job: driving an escaped killer across Spain into France. Filmed in Andalusia.

Two for the Road (1967)
Director: Stanley Donen
In this romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, a married couple takes a road trip to St. Tropez, and as they drive through France, the audience is treated to flashbacks of previous trips that have influenced their relationship. Nominated for one Academy Award and two Golden Globes. Filmed in various locations throughout France.

How to Steal a Million (1966)
Director: William Wyler
When Nicole’s father, a legendary art collector and forger, lends a fake statue to a prominent Paris museum, Nicole hires a burglar to steal the statue before the forgery is discovered. Filmed in Paris.

Charade (1963)
Director: Stanley Donen
Regina, a Paris-based American, realizes that she does not really know or love her Swiss husband, Charles. But before she can request a divorce, Charles is found dead and Regina is pursued by men who want the fortune her late husband had stolen. Filmed in various locations throughout Paris.

The Longest Day (1962)
Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald and Darryl F. Zanuck
This Academy Award–winning drama recounts the events of D-Day, as told from both the Allied and German perspectives. Filmed in Normandy, France.

El Cid (1961)
Director: Anthony Mann
Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren star in this sweeping story of the Christian Castilian knight who won the allegiance of the Moors during the Spanish Reconquest—only to be accused of treason by the Spanish crown. Nominated for three Academy Awards. Filmed in various locations throughout Spain.

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Director: George Stevens
This film is set entirely in an attic in Amsterdam, where Anne Frank experiences her first love and tries to live through the war with her family. Nominated for eight Oscars and winner of three, the film remains an enduring classic. Filmed in The Netherlands.

Anastasia (1956)
Director: Anatole Litvak
Russian exiles in Paris groom a down-and-out girl to pose as the heir to the Russian throne in order to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England. In 1957, Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Anastasia. Filmed in Denmark, England and France.

Lust for Life (1956)
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Kirk Douglas stars as Vincent van Gogh in this film adaptation by the great Vincente Minnelli, filmed on location in Belgium, France and The Netherlands.

The Holy Queen (1947)
Directors: Henrique Campos, Aníbal Contreiras and Rafael Gil
One of many popular 1940s Spanish costume films, this historic drama portrays the life of Isabel of Aragon, the Spanish-born 14th-century queen of Portugal who rectified peace among different parties of the Portuguese court. Originally titled Reina santa.

Children of Paradise (1945)
Director: Marcel Carne
One of the most famous French art films, Children of Paradise resembles a Manet painting with its dazzling depiction of 19th-century Paris streets, theaters and cafés. Originally titled Les enfants du paradis. Filmed in France.

Loves of a Dictator (1935)
Director: Victor Saville
This historic drama depicts the tumultuous 18th-century relationships between King Christian VII and his English consort, and between the queen and the royal physician. Originally titled The Dictator.

Cordeliers’ Square in Lyon (1895)
Director: Louis Lumière
This short documentary demonstrates great depth of focus as a stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon’s Cordeliers’ Square, a busy thoroughfare. Originally titled Place des Cordeliers à Lyon. Filmed in France.

Abo So (2013)
Director: Juan Francisco Pardo
When Tatiana moves into a new neighborhood with her mother and brother, she meets Santiago, an odd young man who at first thinks she is a diva. Once they learn more about each other, however, a romance blossoms—but not without its challenges.

Journey to Jah (2013)
Directors: Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer
Follow musicians as they take inspiration from foreign cultures to evolve their sounds. In this documentary, European musicians Gentleman and Alborosie take root in the reggae culture, while Jamaican singer Terry Lynn marries her music with European styles. Filmed in Jamaica.

Poetry Is an Island, Derek Walcott (2013)
Director: Ida Does
See St. Lucia through the eyes of Derek Walcott, a poet, playwright, painter, filmmaker and Literature Nobel Laureate who has been inspired by St. Lucia for more than 60 years. This documentary was filmed in St. Lucia, Walcott’s native island, and explores the people and places that have been the subjects of his prized poetry. Filmed in St. Lucia.

Sensei Redenshon (2013)
Director: German Gruber Jr.
Sandro, convicted of illegal street fighting and gambling, is released from prison and discovers that his only son, Shendel, has followed in his footsteps. In order to win back Shendel’s trust and protect him from a life of danger, Sandro must confront his toughest test yet. Filmed in Willemstad.

Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive (2012)
Director: Gaël Leiblang
Learn more about Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. This documentary shares glimpses of Usain’s life growing up in Jamaica. With some of his most memorable competitions featured, as well as his Jamaican training programs, one can see how Usain was destined for a life of winning. Filmed in multiple locations including Jamaica.

No Place Like Home (2007)
Director: Perry Henzell
Island life suits Susan, a New York City film producer who has traveled to Jamaica to film a shampoo commercial. After one circumstance after another, Susan finds herself more and more drawn to Jamaica and drifting further away from the everyday city life that she knows. Filmed in Jamaica.

Nous près, nous loin (1986)
Director: Alain d’Aix
This documentary examines the Creole language and culture across four island territories in the Lesser Antilles: Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Lucia. This film is also known as Creole Connections. Filmed in Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

The Royal Tour of the Caribbean (1966)
Director: Derek Mayne
This documentary shows pre-independence footage of Queen Elizabeth II paying a royal visit to the Crown Colonies of the Caribbean. With several stops, including Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and more, this documentary was one of the few made in the Caribbean in the 1960s.

Spectre (2015)
Director: Sam Mendes
A cryptic message sends James Bond to Mexico City and then Rome, where he uncovers a sinister organization known as Spectre. As Bond learns more about Spectre, he discovers a connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. Filmed in multiple locations including Rome.

Youth (2015)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
When two longtime friends go on vacation in Switzerland, they spend their time in an elegant hotel sharing stories about their children, other hotel guests and their day-to-day lives. Fred, a retired conductor and composer, learns that someone wants to hear him conduct again, while Mick, a film director, is determined to finish the screenplay for his final film. Filmed in multiple locations including Kanton Bern, Switzerland; Rome, Italy; and Venice, Italy.

Grace of Monaco (2014)
Director: Olivier Dahan
This French-American film traces the glamorous life of Grace Kelly, the American actress who left her film career to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The movie includes sweeping shots of the French Riviera. Nicole Kidman plays the starring role. Filmed in multiple locations including France, Italy and Monaco.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

Walking on Sunshine (2014)
Directors: Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini
Set in a stunning coastal village in present-day Italy, this musical romance follows Maddie, a woman who decides to marry a man after a speedy romance. When Maddie invites her sister, Taylor, to the wedding, it is revealed that the man Maddie is going to marry is the same man with whom Taylor had a holiday fling years earlier. Filmed in the Salento region of Puglia.

Fanny (2013)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
The second part of the “Marseille trilogy,” Fanny is now abandoned by Marius and pregnant. Her mother and Marius’s father, César, encourages Fanny to open herself up to the advances of an older, wealthy man. Filmed in Marseille, France.

Marius (2013)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
Marius owns and runs the La Marine Bar with his father, but dreams of setting off to a faraway land. He has been secretly in love with Fanny since childhood, and she him. When Marius is offered a job on an exploratory ship, Fanny confesses her love for him and Marius must choose between her and the sea. Filmed in Marseille, France.

The Great Beauty (2013)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
After his 65th birthday, witty and arrogant novelist Jep Gambardella is blindsided by an ex-lover’s secret. He begins re-examining his lavish lifestyle (consisting of nightclubs, parties and cafés), looking for a different side of Rome. Originally titled La grande bellezza. Filmed in various locations throughout Rome.

Biutiful (2010)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Uxbal, a single father of two, is forced to reckon with his life in order to escape crime in underground Barcelona and regain spiritual insight. Filmed in Barcelona and Navarra.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Director: Ryan Murphy
A woman realizes how unhappy her marriage is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on an around-the-world journey to “find herself.” Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Delhi, India; New York City, New York; and Rome, Italy.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Director: Woody Allen
While on a summer holiday in Spain, girlfriends Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) take a tour of wildly romantic Barcelona and become enamored with the same painter (Javier Bardem), unaware that his tempestuous ex-wife (Penélope Cruz) is about to re-enter the picture. Cruz won an Oscar for her performance, and the film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Barcelona.

Casino Royale (2006)
Director: Martin Campbell
In Daniel Craig’s first role playing James Bond, the British agent travels to an extravagant Montenegrin casino in order to strip the film’s villain of all his money. BAFTA Film Award winner for Best Sound and nominated for Best Screenplay. Filmed in multiple locations including Prague, Czech Republic; Venice, Italy; and Lake Como, Italy.

Alexander (2004)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on the life of Alexander the Great, this epic historic drama with Colin Farrell in the title role focuses on the king’s great conquests and his relationships with his parents; his wife, Roxana; and his tutor, Aristotle.

Marseille (2004)
Director: Angela Schanelec
When Sophie wants to get away from Berlin, she swaps her apartment for one in Marseille so she can photograph the city. Filmed in Berlin, Germany and Marseille, France.

The Horseman (2003)
Director: Branko Ivanda
This fascinating film is set in the early 18th century in the place where the borders of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice meet. The action and conflicts examine the struggles of living between two empires and two faiths: Catholicism and Islam. Originally titled Konjanik. Filmed in Zadar.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Director: Audrey Wells
Based on Frances Mayes’s best-selling memoir, this lighthearted film tells the story of a recently divorced writer, played by Diane Lane, who buys a Tuscan villa with the hope of changing her life. Filmed in multiple locations including Rome and Salerno.

The Spanish Apartment (2002)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
This French-Spanish film is the first in a trilogy that focuses on Xavier, a young economics student who travels to Barcelona for a European exchange program. Xavier finds an apartment with six international students and is immersed into a cultural melting pot. Originally titled L’Auberge Espagnole. Filmed in Barcelona.

Bread and Tulips (2000)
Director: Silvio Soldini
This romantic comedy follows a housewife who gets left behind during a family vacation. As she makes her way home, she impulsively detours to Venice and builds a new life—only to be admonished by her sister to return to her old one. Originally titled Pane e tulipani. Filmed in multiple locations including Rome, Salerno and Venice.

All About My Mother (1999)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
In this comedy-drama, a nurse who oversees organ transplants loses her son in a car crash. To break the news to the boy’s father, whom he never knew, she journeys to Barcelona, revisiting colorful characters from her old life and meeting new ones along the way. The film won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in multiple locations including A Coruña, Barcelona and Madrid.

Marsal (1999)
Director: Vinko Brešan
In this light comedy, the ghost of revolutionary Marshall Tito appears to some citizens on the Dalmatian island of Vis. As news spreads, the mayor sees the event as a tourist attraction and, to capitalize on Tito’s ghost, transforms Vis into a Communist-era outpost.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Director: Roberto Benigni
In this Oscar winner for Best Leading Actor and Best Foreign Language Film, a Jewish Italian father shields his son from the horrors of life in a concentration camp by making up stories about the daily events for the boy to reinterpret. Originally titled La vita è bella. Filmed in multiple locations including Tuscany.

Marius and Jeannette (1997)
Director: Robert Guédiguian
When Marius and Jeannette, two people who are both struggling in life, meet, they learn how to be happy again. Originally titled Marius et Jeannette. This film won six awards, including Best Actress, at the César Awards and Best Film at the Lumières Awards. Filmed in Marseille, France.

The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Director: Iain Softley
Based on Henry James’s novel, this intelligent film follows American heiress Milly Theale, played by Helena Bonham Carter. After she is stricken ill, she travels to Venice, where family and friends swirl around her with both good intentions and bad. Filmed in multiple locations including Venice.

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Director: Woody Allen
The lives of an upper-class Manhattan family are conveyed in song as they travel from New York to Paris to Venice in this whimsical musical comedy starring Julia Roberts, Alan Alda, Edward Norton and Goldie Hawn. Filmed in Venice and various locations throughout England.

How the War Started on My Island (1996)
Director: Vinko Brešan
In this bold black comedy, it is 1991 on an unnamed Croatian island and the Croatian parliament has declared the island’s independence from Yugoslavia. But conscripts from the Yugoslav People’s Army barricade themselves in a garrison, refusing to leave. Originally titled Kako je počeo rat na mom otoku. Filmed in Primosten and Šibenik.

Land and Freedom (1995)
Director: Ken Loach
In the spring of 1936, a young unemployed journalist leaves his hometown of Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. This film won two Cannes Film Festival awards. Filmed in Mirambel, Spain and Liverpool, England.

The Postman (1994)
Directors: Michael Radford and Massimo Troisi
A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this gift to woo the local beauty, Beatrice. Originally titled Il postino. Filmed in Naples and Sicily.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Director: Steven Spielberg
With nothing more than a diary that contains clues and a map showing the location of the famous Holy Grail, Indiana Jones and museum curator Marcus Brody set out to find Jones’s father and the Holy Grail before the Nazis do. Filmed in multiple locations including Andalusia, Spain; Venice, Italy; and Petra, Jordan.

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
Director: Vincent McEveety
In the third installment of this beloved Disney franchise, “Herbie the Love Bug”—an anthropomorphized Volkswagen Beetle—joins a rally from Paris to Monte Carlo with his race car–driving owner. The race is loosely based on the famed Monte Carlo Rally, which culminates in the Mediterranean city. Filmed in multiple locations including Monte Carlo, Monaco and Paris, France.

My Friends (1975)
Director: Mario Monicelli
Childhood friends Necchi, Perozzi, Melandri and Mascetti all live in Florence and spend as much time together as possible, traveling around Tuscany telling terrible jokes to anyone who will listen. Melandri falls in love with a professor’s wife; the love does not last, but the professor ends up becoming a great friend to the four men. Originally titled Amici miei. Filmed in Florence.

Death in Venice (1971)
Director: Luchino Visconti
This faithful adaptation of Thomas Mann’s well-known novella depicts a work-obsessed composer seeking solace at a Venetian seaside resort who becomes infatuated with a beautiful adolescent, whom he follows through the city’s palazzi and medieval streets. Filmed in Venice.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Director: Mel Stuart
A group of American tourists takes an 18-day guided bus tour of nine European countries (from London to Rome) and humor ensues. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Luxembourg, Rome and Venice.

Kaleidoscope (1966)
Director: Jack Smight
Warren Beatty and Susannah York star in this crime film about a playboy who infiltrates a manufacturer of playing cards so he can win big at card tables throughout Europe, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino where some of the movie was shot. Filmed in England.

Carthage in Flames (1960)
Director: Carmine Gallone
This Italian historic drama chronicles the final days of the Punic Wars as the Roman Empire descends upon Carthage. Filmed in Rome, Italy.

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Director: Federico Fellini
Fellini’s classic drama follows a journalist, played by Marcello Mastroianni, through Rome for seven days as he searches for love, happiness and the good life; widely considered one of the best films of all time, it features the famous scene in the Trevi Fountain with Anita Ekberg. Filmed in Rome.

Summertime (1955)
Director: David Lean
Katharine Hepburn is an American schoolteacher who takes a dream trip to Venice and finds herself entangled and in love with a married man. Lean won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director. Both Hepburn and Lean received Academy Award nominations. Filmed in Venice.

To Catch a Thief (1955)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in this romantic thriller about a retired cat burglar trying to entrap another burglar who is preying on wealthy tourists on the French Riviera. Hitchcock nicely conveys the glamour and energy of Monte Carlo, and the movie won an Oscar for Best Cinematography. Filmed in multiple locations including France and Monaco.

Senso (1954)
Director: Luchino Visconti
A feast for the eyes set in 1860s Italy, this melodrama plays out against the atmospheric backdrop of Venice, from La Fenice Opera House to St. Mark’s Square. Filmed in Rome and Venice.

Roman Holiday (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck star in this romantic comedy about a reporter following a royal princess who is trying to remain incognita as she sightsees in Rome. Hepburn won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance. Filmed in Rome.

Outlaw Girl (1950)
Director: Mario Camerini
Beppe Musolino is innocent but found guilty of murder. He escapes from prison and, while on the run, meets and falls in love with a village girl. Together they track down the people who were responsible for the guilty verdict. Originally titled Il Brigante Musolino. Filmed in Calabria, Italy.

The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
This moving film follows a poor, desperate father as he searches post-war Rome for his stolen bicycle; without it, he will lose the job that allows him to provide for his family. Filmed in Rome.

The Holy Queen (1947)
Directors: Henrique Campos, Aníbal Contreiras and Rafael Gil
One of many popular 1940s Spanish costume films, this historic drama portrays the life of Isabel of Aragon, the Spanish-born 14th-century queen of Portugal who rectified peace among different parties of the Portuguese court. Originally titled Reina santa.

The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)
Director: Stephen Roberts
In this romantic comedy set after World War I, a beautiful young woman tricks a Russian aristocrat into returning to Monte Carlo after he has broken the bank at its casino. But after stealing his money, she falls in love with him. This film features nice shots of early 20th-century Monte Carlo. Filmed in Monte Carlo.

Money for Nothing (1932)
Director: Monty Banks
In this prince-and-the-pauper story, a down-and-out gambler is mistaken for a wealthy man in Monte Carlo. Filmed in England.

Biutiful (2010)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Uxbal, a single father of two, is forced to reckon with his life in order to escape crime in underground Barcelona and regain spiritual insight. Filmed in Barcelona and Navarra.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Director: Woody Allen
While on a summer holiday in Spain, girlfriends Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) take a tour of wildly romantic Barcelona and become enamored with the same painter (Javier Bardem), unaware that his tempestuous ex-wife (Penélope Cruz) is about to re-enter the picture. Cruz won an Oscar for her performance, and the film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Barcelona.

The Spanish Apartment (2002)
Director: Cédric Klapisch
This French-Spanish film is the first in a trilogy that focuses on Xavier, a young economics student who travels to Barcelona for a European exchange program. Xavier finds an apartment with six international students and is immersed into a cultural melting pot. Originally titled L’Auberge Espagnole. Filmed in Barcelona.

All About My Mother (1999)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
In this comedy-drama, a nurse who oversees organ transplants loses her son in a car crash. To break the news to the boy’s father, whom he never knew, she journeys to Barcelona, revisiting colorful characters from her old life and meeting new ones along the way. The film won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in multiple locations including A Coruña, Barcelona and Madrid.

Land and Freedom (1995)
Director: Ken Loach
In the spring of 1936, a young unemployed journalist leaves his hometown of Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. This film won two Cannes Film Festival awards. Filmed in Mirambel, Spain and Liverpool, England.

The Holy Queen (1947)
Directors: Henrique Campos, Aníbal Contreiras and Rafael Gil
One of many popular 1940s Spanish costume films, this historic drama portrays the life of Isabel of Aragon, the Spanish-born 14th-century queen of Portugal who rectified peace among different parties of the Portuguese court. Originally titled Reina santa.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Director: Taika Waititi
When young Ricky Baker is sent to live in the country with his Aunt Bella and Uncle Hec because of his defiant behavior, he and Hec clash. So, when Bella unexpectedly passes away, Ricky runs away into the wild New Zealand bush, followed closely behind by Hec. Filmed in multiple locations throughout New Zealand.

Lion (2016)
Director: Garth Davis
Based on the nonfiction book A Long Way Home, this film tells the story of Saroo Brierley, who, at five years of age, gets separated from his family in Kolkata and then adopted by an Australian family. At 25, Saroo begins a search for his long-lost family using Google Earth. Filmed in multiple locations including Melbourne, Australia; Kolkata, India; and Hobart, Australia.

Pirates of the Airwaves (2016)
Director: Charlie Haskell
This drama is about Radio Hauraki, New Zealand’s “boat that rocked.” Radio Hauraki was a pirate radio station that broadcast in international waters from a boat called Tiri from 1966 through 1970, when the station began to broadcast on land. Filmed in Auckland.

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Tom, a lighthouse keeper, and his wife, Isabel, live remotely off the coast of western Australia. After Isabel miscarries twice and a baby washes ashore in a dinghy, Isabel convinces Tom that they should raise the baby without telling anyone about her or her father, who is lying dead in the boat. Filmed in multiple locations including Dunedin and Tasmania.

The Patriarch (2016)
Director: Lee Tamahori
This film is based on the novel Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies by Witi Ihimaera. Set in the 1960s, with breathtaking views of the east coast of New Zealand, The Patriarch tells the story of two Māori sheepshearing families, the Poatas and the Mahanas—bitter enemies who must find their way through adversity. Originally titled Mahana. Filmed in Auckland.

New Zealand from Above (2012)
Directors: Bruce Morrison and Serge Ou
This documentary gives you the opportunity to traverse New Zealand, from the South Island to the tip of the North Island. New Zealanders share their thoughts on their culture, interests and work. Filmed in New Zealand.

When a City Falls (2011)
Director: Gerard Smyth
After two earthquakes killed 185 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, the beautiful city and the Canterburians were devastated. This documentary shares the accounts of people who lived through the earthquakes, as well as their inspiring determination to recover and rebuild. Filmed in Christchurch.

Boy (2010)
Director: Taika Waititi
This film is about Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his grandmother, his brother and a goat. When Boy’s grandmother goes away for a week, his absent father, whom he had idealized, shows up looking for a bag of money that he buried years earlier. Filmed in New Zealand.

Avatar (2009)
Director: James Cameron
Paraplegic Marine Jake Sully offers to take his recently deceased brother’s place on a mission to the distant world of Pandora. Once there, he discovers that the mission is based on greed. As Jake bonds with the native Na’vi people of Pandora, he finds himself falling in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri. Filmed in multiple locations including Wellington, New Zealand.

Broken Hill (2009)
Director: Dagen Merrill
Tommy, the son of a sheep rancher, lives in the middle of the Australian Outback and dreams of attending the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In order to apply to the conservatorium, Tommy needs to find musicians in the Outback who can play the music he has composed. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide and Sydney.

The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)
Director: Roger Donaldson
This biographical drama is about Burt Munro (1899–1978), a New Zealand motorcycle racer. Burt has tinkered on his 1920 Indian motorcycle for 25 years with the dream of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to see how fast it can go. When he is diagnosed with heart disease, he mortgages his home and charms his way to Utah. Filmed in multiple locations including Auckland, New Zealand; Timaru, New Zealand; and the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.

Without a Paddle (2004)
Director: Steven Brill
When three friends are reunited at the funeral of a childhood friend, they discover a trunk that includes information about $200,000 that went missing along with airplane hijacker D. B. Cooper in 1971. The three friends decide to continue their friend’s quest, but are unaware of the impending dangers they will face. Filmed in various locations throughout New Zealand including Rotorua and Wellington.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
This biographical film tells the inspirational story of Tony Fingleton. After growing up in a troubled household and being overlooked by his father, Tony makes a commitment to become the best athlete possible and prove his confidence and talents to his father. Filmed in multiple locations including Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Director: Phillip Noyce
This multi-award-winning film tells the story of Molly, Daisy and Grace, two sisters and a cousin who are taken thousands of miles away from their Aboriginal mothers to be trained as domestic staff. The girls escape and follow a rabbit-proof fence while eluding a native tracker and the regional constabulary. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.

Whale Rider (2002)
Director: Niki Caro
When 11-year-old Pai is certain that she is destined to become the new chief of the Whangara people, a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, she must go up against her grandfather, Koro, who is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Filmed in New Zealand.

Bootmen (2000)
Director: Dein Perry
Sean Odken leaves his job at a steel mill to appear on a tap dancing show in Sydney, but finds himself jobless after he gets involved with a lead dancer and is let go. He returns home determined to start his own tap dance group, but with a new twist: the tap dancers will wear hard hats while dancing on industrial steel and wearing shoes welded with metal. Filmed in Newcastle and Sydney.

The Piano (1993)
Director: Jane Campion
Ada and her young daughter move to New Zealand for Ada’s arranged marriage. When Ada’s husband sells her beloved piano to their neighbor, George, she is heartbroken. But George offers Ada a chance to earn her piano back by giving him piano lessons. Filmed in Auckland.

An Angel at My Table (1990)
Director: Jane Campion
This biographical drama tells the story of Nene Janet Paterson Clutha, a New Zealand author who published under the name Janet Frame. The third of five children, Janet endured many hardships as a child, including the drownings of her two adolescent sisters and the epileptic seizures suffered by her brother, George. Confined to a mental institution for several years, she became successful when she started writing stories. Filmed in multiple locations including Auckland, New Zealand; Catalonia, Spain; London, England; and Paris, France.

Aya (1990)
Director: Solrun Hoaas
Set in the 1950s, Aya, a young Japanese war bride, and her husband, Frank, arrive in a small Australian town. Aya and Frank love each other, but Frank wants Aya to forget about her Japanese past. She cannot let go of who she is and where she came from, and finds herself drawn to his friend Mac, who respects the Japanese culture. Filmed in Hobart and Melbourne.

Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
Director: Carl Schultz
After PS’s mother dies, his Aunt Lila and Uncle George take him into their home in Sydney. But his Aunt Vanessa shows up claiming her rights as a co-guardian, demanding that PS live with her during the week. With Lila, PS gets to live the life of a child, but with Vanessa, he is forced to live a strict, staunch life. Filmed in Sydney.

Dawn! (1979)
Director: Ken Hannam
This sports biopic shares the life experiences and rise to fame of Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser, a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Filmed in multiple locations including Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Power of Pearl: The Farm Beneath the Sea (2017)
Directors: Ahbra Perry and Robert Taylor Higgins
In the Ring of Fire, a basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, pearls grow. This documentary follows pearl farmers in the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, and shows how pearls impact the relationship between workers and their communities. Winner of the 2013 American Documentary Film Fund. Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; and Kobe, Japan.

Fishing for Herself: A Fisherwoman’s Lonely Life on Sakhalin Island (2016)
Director: Yana Yerlashova
For Anna, a woman who has lived on Sakhalin Island her entire life, being strong and independent means working hard and distancing herself from others. After deciding to be a fisherwoman on the island’s icy lakes, Anna works as hard as any man and plays ice hockey with an all-male team in her free time.

Indonesia Kirana (2016)
Director: Febian Nurrahman Saktinegara
This musical documentary follows a group of singers from Indonesia who share their culture with the world through song. Filmed in multiple locations including Hungary, Indonesia, The Netherlands and Slovenia.

Let’s Eat! (2016)
Director: Chapman To
Rosemary, the daughter of a restaurant owner, wants to modernize the restaurant and reduce costs, but the restaurant’s traditional chef, Dai Hung, does not see eye to eye with Rosemary. Filmed in Malaysia and Singapore.

Long Long Time Ago (2016)
Director: Jack Neo
This comedy-drama is about one family’s trials and tribulations from 1965 to the early 1970s. As they journey through the years, from a humble home to a modern flat, they witness their nation’s growth and face many challenges that require perseverance.

There Is No Lid on the Sea (2015)
Director: Keisuke Toyoshima
Adapted from Banana Yoshimoto’s novel, this drama shows how both drastic life changes and simple enjoyments can change one’s view of the world. Mari decides to leave bustling Tokyo and return to her hometown, a small town in the Shizuoka prefecture, to open a snow cone shop. Her snow cones soothe her customers and Mari finds peace with herself through a friendship she develops with a coworker. Originally titled Umi no futa. Filmed in Tokyo.

Bears (2014)
Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey and Adam Chapman
With the Alaskan wilderness as a backdrop, Bears is a documentary that follows a bear family for one year. From the moment hibernation ends through the spring, summer and fall, this bear family, including two cubs, finds adventure around every corner. Filmed in Alaska.

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Director: Rory Kennedy
When the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on approximately 5,000 Americans in Saigon, the Americans had roughly 24 hours to get out, with no official evacuation plan. With the clock ticking, the Americans managed to escape, but not before helping their South Vietnamese allies, coworkers and friends. 135,000 South Vietnamese escaped with the help of some heroic Americans.

The Con Artists (2014)
Director: Kim Hong-seon
When Ji-hyuk, a high-living safe cracker, teams up with Jong-bae, a genius hacker, and Goo-in, a planner, they plot to steal $150 million that is hidden in the Incheon Customs—but they must pull off the heist within 40 minutes.

American Dreams in China (2013)
Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
This drama is a rags-to-riches story about three young men from different backgrounds with one goal: to help Chinese teenagers’ dreams come true by building an English language school in China. Spanning nearly 30 years, this film highlights historic moments in Chinese history. Filmed in China.

Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (2013)
Director: Chi Po-lin
This documentary reveals the beauty of Taiwan from a bird’s-eye view and highlights both the natural splendor and the growth of Taiwan as seen in its urbanization. Filmed in Taiwan.

Only God Forgives (2013)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
A prosperous drug smuggler in Bangkok’s criminal underworld is about to have his world turned upside down when his mother wants him to avenge his brother’s death. Filmed in Bangkok.

Russia in Bloom (2013)
Director: Sergey Nurmamed
Leonid Parfenov, a well-known Russian TV presenter, journalist and author of documentaries, dedicates this documentary to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, an early 20th-century Russian pioneer in color photography. Originally titled Tsvet Natsii.

Wawata Topu: Mermaids of Timor-Leste (2013)
Directors: David Palazón and Enrique Alonso
This documentary is about four generations of female divers trying to make a living in a coastal village of Timor-Leste, where their contributions to their households and their community are faced with social barriers.

Big Miracle (2012)
Director: Ken Kwapis
When a family of whales is becoming trapped by fast-forming ice in the Arctic Circle, three people—a volunteer, a news reporter and a native Alaskan boy—inspire an entire community to save them. Filmed in multiple locations including Seward.

Falling Flowers (2012)
Director: Jianqi Huo
This film is about Xiao Hong, a renowned writer and strong woman whose life was marked by poverty and sacrifice.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’s approval on an invention he has created that will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man who is traveling to Thailand to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand and Beijing, China.

Mabo (2012)
Director: Rachel Perkins
This biographical film is about Eddie Koiki Mabo, an Aboriginal Australian and national hero of Australia. Mabo, who dropped out of school at the age of 15, successfully spearheaded the campaign for land rights for indigenous people, which resulted in the overthrowing of terra nullius (“nobody’s land”) by the High Court. Filmed in Queensland.

Samsara (2012)
Director: Ron Fricke
This documentary transports viewers to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders. Shot on 70-millimeter film and filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries on five continents; locations include Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Bangkok, Thailand.

This Means War (2012)
Director: McG
When two best friends, who are also benched CIA agents, fall for the same woman, they decide to let her choose who she wants to pursue a relationship with. But they are keeping tabs on each other and try to sabotage the other’s dates with her. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Wish You Were Here (2012)
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Four friends go on vacation to Southeast Asia, but things take a turn for the worse when one of them goes missing. Soon, secrets leading up to the night of the disappearance are revealed. Filmed in multiple locations including Sihanoukville.

Fortress of the Bears (2011)
Director: Daniel B. Greenberg
This documentary shows how bears, salmon and trees are interconnected and how nature keeps each in balance. It was filmed on Alaska’s Admiralty Island, where an estimated 1,800 grizzly bears live. Filmed in Tongass National Forest, Alaska.

I Wish (2011)
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Brothers Koichi and Ryunosuke are separated when their parents get divorced, but Koichi, the older brother, wishes his family were still intact. After hearing that wishes can be granted if made at the exact moment when two bullet trains pass by each other at top speed, Koichi, his two best friends, Ryunosuke and Ryunosuke’s three friends all decide to meet at the spot where this will occur. Originally titled Kiseki. Filmed in multiple locations including Kagoshima and Nagasaki.

Alaska’s Scenic Byways: Bigger Than Your Imagination (2010)
Director: Shannon McCarthy
Starting in Valdez, this documentary features some of Alaska’s most historic stories and routes. From mining to archaeology and geology, viewers get to see and learn about Alaska’s rich history. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Alaska.

Au Revoir Taipei (2010)
Director: Arvin Chen
A young Taiwanese man, Kai, wants nothing more than to be with his girlfriend, who is in Paris. To keep himself busy, he studies French night after night in a bookstore. When a woman who works at the bookstore notices him, Kai discovers that his desire for companionship can be fulfilled right at home in Taipei. Originally titled Yi ye Taibei. Filmed in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Director: Jeremy Sims
Set in 1916, this drama is based on the true story of Captain Oliver Woodward. Along with his secret platoon of Australian tunnelers, he must maintain a leaking complex tunnel system deep beneath German lines that is packed with enough explosives to alter the war. Filmed in Townsville.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Director: Ryan Murphy
A woman realizes how unhappy her marriage is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on an around-the-world journey to “find herself.” Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Delhi, India; New York City, New York; and Rome, Italy.

Heart 2 Heart (2010)
Director: Nayato Fio Nuala
While Indah is on vacation with her family, she meets Pandu and they form a friendship that leads them on adventures to the beautiful forests, tea gardens and lakes of Bogor. When the family vacation ends, Indah returns to Jakarta, but is involved in a tragic accident that leaves her speechless and blind. She falls into a deep depression, while Pandu searches for her.

Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (2010)
Director: Luke Nguyen
Travel with Luke Nguyen, owner and chef of the Red Lantern restaurant in Sydney, as he takes a culinary trip through northern Vietnam, including the natural wonders of Ha Long Bay, the magnificent mountains of Sapa and more. Filmed in Vietnam.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the “developed” world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels, the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, London, Paris and Tokyo.

Our Generation (2010)
Directors: Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis
This documentary features stories from one of the last strongholds of traditional Aboriginal culture in Australia: the remote Yolngu of northeastern Arnhem Land. The Aboriginal struggles of land, culture and freedom are explored, and interviews with national indigenous leaders, historians and human rights activists shine a light on threats to the Australian Aboriginal culture.

Same Same But Different (2010)
Director: Detlev Buck
During a post-graduation summer trip to Cambodia, Benjamin Prüfer falls for Sreykeo Solvan. When he returns home to Germany, he discovers that Sreykeo is sick—and makes it his responsibility to save her. This film is based on a true story. Filmed in Cambodia, Germany and Malaysia.

The Tree (2010)
Director: Julie Bertuccelli
When her husband, Peter, dies unexpectedly, Dawn is devastated. But Simone, their eight-year-old daughter, is convinced that Peter is speaking to her through the giant Moreton Bay fig tree that stands next to their house—the same tree that Peter crashed his car into on the day he died. And when Dawn begins a relationship with George, the tree seems to take on a life of its own. Filmed in Queensland.

City of Fathers (2009)
Director: Park Ji-won
When his teenage son is diagnosed with renal cancer, Kang-soo tries to turn his life around and seeks out his son’s biological father.

I Come with the Rain (2009)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Kline, an ex–Los Angeles cop and now private eye, is hired to find the missing son of a powerful conglomerate boss. He meets up with a former coworker who now works for the Hong Kong police, and together they follow the faint trail of the missing son to a local gangster. Haunted by memories, Kline has a hard time focusing on his work in Hong Kong. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong, China and Los Angeles, California.

Komodo Dragon (2009)
Director: John-Paul Davidson
The presenters of this documentary track down the mighty Komodo dragon, the largest living lizard species. Along the way, they encounter one of the world’s most dangerous snakes and help release turtles into the wild.

Pinoy Sunday (2009)
Director: Wi Ding Ho
When a pair of migrant Filipino workers happen upon an abandoned red couch, they decide to take it back to their dormitory. Unable to find a way to get the couch home by vehicle, they have no choice but to carry it on foot. Soon, their Sunday turns into an adventure of self-discovery. Filmed in multiple locations including the Philippines and Taipei City, Taiwan.

The Sea Wall (2009)
Director: Rithy Panh
An exasperated widow finds herself troubled when her adult children leave to find their independence; at the same time, she must try to erect a barrier against the sea to protect her rice fields from flooding. Originally titled Un barrage contre le Pacifique. Filmed in Cambodia.

Wild Russia (2009)
Production Company: Animal Planet
This six-episode documentary gives viewers breathtaking views of the natural wonders of Russia, including Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Arctic, Caucasus, Primorskiy Kray and the Ural Mountains. Originally titled Wildes Russland. Filmed in Russia.

Australia (2008)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
An English aristocrat inherits a large cattle station in northern Australia. When she learns about the English cattle barons’ plot to take her land, she drives 2,000 cattle across treacherous lands to Darwin, Australia with the help of a stockman—only to witness the city’s bombing by Japanese forces. Filmed in multiple locations including Darwin and Sydney.

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (2008)
Director: Robert Cornellier
Riki Ott and fishermen in Cordova, Alaska share the environmental, social and economic impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill near Prince William Sound.

Fool’s Gold (2008)
Director: Andy Tennant
This adventure-romance tells the story of Ben “Finn” Finnegan and Tess Finnegan, a recently divorced couple who fall in love again while searching for a treasure that was lost at sea with the 1715 treasure fleet. Filmed in multiple locations including Cairns, Brisbane and Whitsunday Island.

Love Me Again (Land Down Under) (2008)
Director: Rory B. Quintos
Arah and Migo live in the Philippines, but Arah dreams of a better life. When her father has an accident, Arah moves to Australia to earn money. Migo is devastated but does not want to go to Australia. Arah adjusts to life in Australia, fulfilling her dreams for herself and her family. But after several years have passed, Migo shows up in Australia, and he and Arah confront their past and their time apart. Filmed in multiple locations including Darwin.

Sunny (2008)
Director: Lee Joon-ik
After Soon-yi’s husband leaves her for another woman, he voluntarily enlists for the Vietnam War to punish himself for what he has done. Blamed by her mother-in-law for her husband going off to war, Soon-yi decides to search for him by joining a band traveling to Vietnam to perform for the soldiers. Originally titled Nim-eun-meon-go-sae.

All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane (2007)
Director: Louise Alston
One by one, Anthea’s friends start to leave Brisbane, tempting her to do so as well. But when she learns that an ex-boyfriend is coming back to Brisbane, she changes her mind. Filmed in Brisbane.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, two sons and two other women, Old Wu is losing patience with his attempts to assassinate Yee, an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai. Old Wu enlists Kuang, Mak Tai Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie. Filmed in multiple locations throughout China and Malaysia.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
Director: Marc Esposito
After the man of her life dies, Tina goes on a journey to Asia with hopes of rediscovering life after loss. She is accompanied by her friend Franck, who is in love with her. Still mourning the loss of her love, however, she cannot give Franck what he wants from her. Originally titled Toute la beauté du monde. Filmed in Bali, Indonesia and Paris, France.

Lu Cheng (2006)
Director: Yang Chao
Looking for meaning to their lives, two students journey across rural China with the hope of purchasing rare mushrooms to sell back home. Along the way, they are forced to decide whether to continue journeying or continue their education.

Water (2006)
Directors: Julia Perkul and Anastasiya Popova
Witness breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide, from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and more, as they try to understand water’s phenomenal explicit and implicit properties.

Joni’s Promise (2005)
Director: Joko Anwar
Joni, a film delivery man, meets a pretty woman who agrees to tell him her name only if he is able to deliver the reels of the film she is on her way to watch on time. Joni is confident that he can deliver the reels, but the rest of the world seems determined to stop him. Originally titled Janji Joni. Filmed in Jakarta.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she has dreamed of having. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up again years later, but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam in which a con man is involved goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

Kochuu (2003)
Director: Jesper Wachtmeister
This documentary explores modern Japanese architecture as it relates to Japanese and Nordic building traditions, intertwining nature and concrete, gardens and technology, and modern and traditional into visually stunning constructions. Filmed in multiple locations including Finland, Japan, Norway and Sweden.

Lost in Translation (2003)
Director: Sofia Coppola
A middle-aged American movie star is in Tokyo to film a whiskey ad for the Japanese market. There, he meets a twentysomething recent Yale philosophy graduate who is in Japan with her husband, and they find that they have more in common than meets the eye. Filmed in multiple locations including Tokyo.

The Medallion (2003)
Director: Gordon Chan
While Hong Kong detective Eddie Yang is working with Interpol to catch international criminal Snakehead, he dies but is brought back to life when the two halves of an ancient medallion are joined together by a boy who is considered the chosen one. This medallion transforms Eddie into an immortal warrior. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong, China; Dublin, Ireland; and Thailand.

The Samurai (2003)
Director: Tony Long
This documentary explores the extraordinary history of the samurai, one of the world’s most famous warrior classes, including their self-discipline, martial artistry and sacred rituals. Modern-day samurai share the ways of life in the Bushidō, while educators describe the momentous events in the centuries-long history of the samurai.

Women in the Mirror (2003)
Director: Yoshishige Yoshida
This drama is about three women who feel a sense of confused identity, tied to memories of the Hiroshima disaster. As they share their memories, they try to piece together family ties that may or may not connect them to each other. Originally titled Kagami no onnatachi.

Daughter from Danang (2002)
Directors: Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco
This documentary tells the story of Heidi Bub (Mai Thi Hiep), one of thousands of orphans who were brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift. Twenty-two years after being separated from her Vietnamese mother, Mai Thi Kim, and now married with kids and living in Tennessee, Heidi travels to Vietnam to meet her birth mother. Filmed in multiple locations including Da Nang.

Painted Fire (2002)
Director: Im Kwon-taek
Jang Seung-up, also called Owon, was born poor but is recognized for his artistic abilities. During a time of political upheaval, when Korea is caught between China and Japan, Owon must prove his talent and discover his own personal artistic style. Although his relationships with others are turbulent, his restless spirit helps him create great art. Originally titled Chihwaseon.

The Quiet American (2002)
Director: Phillip Noyce
Michael Caine stars as a British journalist stationed in Vietnam during the 1950s who becomes friends with a seemingly harmless American (Brendan Fraser). Filmed in multiple locations including Da Nang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Friend (2001)
Director: Kwak Kyung-taek
This film follows the lives of four men who were once childhood friends, each from different family backgrounds. As the years go by, their paths take them down dangerous roads and they are reunited at different times during the course of many years. This film has won five awards.

The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol
This film follows the life of Queen Suriyothai, from her youth until her death. Regarded by Thai people as a great feminist, the queen is presented as an opinionated and determined woman. Originally titled Suriyothai. Filmed in Thailand.

A Sigh (2000)
Director: Feng Xiaogang
While working in Hainan, Liang Yazhou, a TV screenwriter, is assigned a young, pretty assistant, Li Xiaodan. Yazhou is married, but the attraction between him and Xiaodan is strong and draws the two together. In order to be near his wife and hopefully avoid an affair, he returns to his wife in Beijing, along with his new assistant. Originally titled Yi sheng tan xi.

Enlightenment Guaranteed (2000)
Director: Doris Dörrie
When brothers Uwe and Gustav travel to a monastery near Tokyo, Japan, their plan is to address their troubled lives and achieve enlightenment. But trouble seems to follow Uwe and Gustav wherever they go. Originally titled Erleuchtung garantiert. Filmed in multiple locations including Tokyo.

In the Mood for Love (2000)
Director: Wong Kar-wai
After suspecting that their spouses are engaging in extramarital activities, two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong friendship that they agree to keep platonic. Originally titled Fa yeung nin wa. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia, China and Thailand.

The Beach (2000)
Director: Danny Boyle
Richard, a nicotine-addicted traveler, finds a map in a Bangkok hotel that supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Beautiful from start to finish, this film follows three sisters, two of whom are happily married—or so it appears. Originally titled Mua he chieu thang dung. Filmed in Vietnam.

Entrapment (1999)
Director: Jon Amiel
When a highly secured piece of art is stolen, an insurance agent works her way into the life of the head thief in the hopes of finding the art. Thinking she wants to join him on heists, the burglar puts her through strenuous training before their first job together. With the promise of a big payout, the insurance agent seems to be enjoying the game. Filmed in multiple locations including Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and London, England.

The Road Home (1999)
Director: Yimou Zhang
When businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his village from the city for the funeral of his father, he is reminded of the magical story of how his mother and father first met. Originally titled Wo de fu qin mu qin.

Three Seasons (1999)
Director: Tony Bui
As the characters in this film come to terms with the past, present and future of Ho Chi Minh City, their paths begin to merge. Filmed in Vietnam.

Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back (1998)
Directors: Braden King and Laura Moya
Filmed in black and white, this documentary shares the stories of people who live in Dutch Harbor. From their love for the untamed island to their concern over gentrification, this intimate film shares the true emotions of the people who care deeply for their town.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Phuket and London.

Victory (1996)
Director: Mark Peploe
When Axel Heyst makes a stop at a hotel in the port city of Surabaya, a young woman who is in danger asks him for help. They flee to Axel’s home on a nearby secluded island, but the dangerous men searching for her find out where they have gone and pursue them. Filmed in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
Director: P. J. Hogan
After Muriel realizes that she lives a boring life in Porpoise Spit, Australia, she decides to steal some money and travel to a tropical destination. Along the way, she meets a new friend, changes her name and leaves her mark wherever she goes. Filmed in multiple locations in Queensland and New South Wales.

Heaven & Earth (1993)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on a true story, this film follows the life of a Buddhist Vietnamese peasant girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam War. Filmed in Bangkok, Thailand and Vietnam.

Baraka (1992)
Director: Ron Fricke
This moving documentary takes viewers around the world to villages, natural landscapes, forests, volcanoes and many other places to emphasize what is found in these places. Camera footage, without words, shows both the good and the bad, eventually coming full circle. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nepal and more.

Indochine (1992)
Director: Régis Wargnier
This film is set in 1930, when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. An unmarried Frenchwoman and her adopted daughter, a Vietnamese princess, both fall in love with a young French navy officer. Filmed in multiple locations including Malaysia and Vietnam.

The Lover (1992)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Set in 1929 during French colonial rule in Vietnam, a French teenage girl catches the eye of a wealthy Chinese businessman. A torrid affair ensues despite class restrictions and social mores. Originally titled L’amant. Filmed in multiple locations including Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon.

Rhapsody in August (1991)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
When four children spend the summer with their grandmother in Nagasaki, Japan, they learn about how their grandfather was killed: by the atomic bomb that fell in 1945. Originally titled Hachigatsu no rapusodī. Filmed in multiple locations including Nagasaki.

Red Sorghum (1988)
Director: Yimou Zhang
A young Chinese woman is sent to marry the undesirable owner of a winery, but falls in love with one of his servants. Originally titled Hong gao liang. Filmed in China.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up. Filmed in Bangkok and Phuket.

Tora-san Goes North (1987)
Director: Yōji Yamada
This romantic comedy is about a naive man who falls in love easily. After returning home to Hokkaido, Tora-san falls for a young lady who has returned to Hokkaido to make amends with her father. Originally titled Otoko wa tsurai yo: Shiretoko bojō. Filmed in Hokkaido and Tokyo.

The Makioka Sisters (1983)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Set in 1938 Japan, this drama follows four sisters who are living off the dwindling inheritance of their deceased parents. Every year, the sisters meet in Kyoto to view the cherry blossoms. Originally titled Sasameyuki. Filmed in Kyoto and Osaka.

Reds (1981)
Director: Warren Beatty
An epic film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, this saga recounts the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. It is brilliantly interspersed with interviews with witnesses to the uprising. Beatty won a Best Director Oscar for this film.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Director: David Lean
Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, this epic drama-romance starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie unfolds as World War I and the Russian Revolution are brewing. It earned Golden Globe awards for Best Motion Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Original Score, and is tied with Love Story, The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and A Star Is Born for the most wins by a single film.

Lord Jim (1965)
Director: Richard Brooks
James Burke, a distinguished midshipman who rises to the rank of executive officer, is put ashore after suffering a broken foot. After his recovery, Jim signs on as the executive officer of a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew and a barbarous captain. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Hong Kong, China.

Hiroshima, My Love (1959)
Director: Alain Resnais
When a Frenchwoman travels to Japan to make a film about the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and the importance of peace, she falls in love with a Japanese man who lost his family in the bombing. They find a connection through loss, as she herself lost her German lover in the war. Originally titled Hiroshima mon amour. Filmed in multiple locations including Hiroshima.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Director: David Lean
Set during World War II, this film tells the story of British prisoners who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma–Siam railway. Filmed in multiple locations in Sri Lanka including Colombo.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Directors: Michael Anderson and John Farrow
This adventure comedy is an adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that, with the new railways and steamships, he can go around the world in 80 days. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong, China; London, England; and Madrid, Spain.

Lust for Life (1956)
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Kirk Douglas stars as Vincent van Gogh in this film adaptation by the great Vincente Minnelli, filmed on location in Belgium, France and The Netherlands.

War and Peace (1956)
Director: King Vidor
Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda star in this condensed adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic, originally released in 1956.

House of Bamboo (1955)
Director: Samuel Fuller
This film noir follows Eddie Kenner, a US Army investigator who attempts to look into the death of a fellow army official while planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate. Filmed in Tokyo.

Tokyo Story (1953)
Director: Yasujirō Ozu
When Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama travel to Tokyo to visit their children, they discover that their children are too busy for them and inconvenienced by their presence. After their kids send them off to a resort that is too loud, Shukichi and Tomi decide to return home. Originally titled Tōkyō monogatari. Filmed in multiple locations including Hiroshima and Tokyo.

Darkest Hour (2017)
Director: Joe Wright
When Winston Churchill replaces Neville Chamberlain as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, he feels pressured to either begin peace negotiations with Hitler or take on the Nazi regime. This multi-award-winning film won Oscars for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling in 2018. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, Manchester and Yorkshire.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
Director: Niki Caro
When Germany invades Poland, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, hide 300 persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight from the Germans. Winner of Political Film Society, USA and Seattle Jewish Film Festival awards. Filmed in Prague, Czech Republic.

The King’s Choice (2016)
Director: Erik Poppe
This film is based on a true event that took place during World War II. When German armed forces invade neutral Norway, the royal family must flee. Crown Princess Märtha escapes to Sweden with the children, while Crown Prince Olav and King Haakon VII depart to a farming region near Elverum where they will meet German troops head-on. Originally titled Kongens nei.

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Director: Hannes Holm
After losing his wife, Ove becomes an unhappy recluse and is ready to give up on life. Things start to turn around for Ove after lively new neighbors move nearby and a friendship blossoms. This film was a 2017 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling. Originally titled En man som heter Ove. Filmed in Sweden.

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)
Director: Stig Björkman
At the suggestion of Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Stig Björkman, made this documentary that tells Ingrid’s story through never-before-seen private diaries, footage, interviews with her children, letters and notes. Originally titled Jag är Ingrid.

NOMA: My Perfect Storm (2015)
Director: Pierre Deschamps
This documentary explores what it takes to be the best restaurant in the world. NOMA, René Redzepi’s Copenhagen-based restaurant, was voted the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Filmed in Copenhagen.

Victoria (2015)
Director: Sebastian Schipper
After a young Spanish woman moves to Berlin, she meets a local man. During a night out with him and his friends, a troubling secret is revealed and the night turns dangerous. Filmed in Berlin.

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
When a floundering young man drops out of law school, he ends up roaming the streets of Berlin to try to find his place in life. Originally titled Oh Boy. Filmed in Berlin.

A Long Way Down (2014)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
When four suicidal strangers find themselves on the same roof on New Year’s Eve, their plans for death are interrupted as they form a bond that helps each of them face the difficulties in their lives. Filmed in London.

Copenhagen (2014)
Director: Mark Raso
This coming-of-age film follows an immature young man traveling through Europe. He pauses in Copenhagen, the city of his birth, to deliver a letter written by his dead father to his grandfather. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen and Skagen.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

The Hermitage Revealed (2014)
Director: Margy Kinmonth
This fascinating film depicts the real-life story behind the magnificent art collection of one of the world’s greatest art museums.

The Monuments Men (2014)
Director: George Clooney
An eclectic group of Resistance fighters comes together to save fine art looted by the Nazis. Winner of the International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score. Filmed in Germany.

Ida (2013)
Director: Paweł Pawlikowski
Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, this road movie has been called a masterpiece of Polish cinema. It follows a young woman who is on the verge of taking her vows as a Catholic nun, only to discover that her parents were Jewish. Filmed in Poland.

Russia in Bloom (2013)
Director: Sergey Nurmamed
Leonid Parfenov, a well-known Russian TV presenter, journalist and author of documentaries, dedicates this documentary to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, an early 20th-century Russian pioneer in color photography. Originally titled Tsvet Natsii.

Wałęsa: Man of Hope (2013)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
This biopic of Lech Wałęsa follows the ascendancy of a humble electrician at the Gdańsk Shipyard from demonstrator to president of Poland, and examines the influence his rise to power had on other regions of Europe. Filmed in multiple locations including Gdańsk and Warsaw.

A Royal Affair (2012)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
When British Princess Caroline is forced to marry the mad King Christian VII of Denmark, she finds herself miserable—until Dr. Johann Struensee, an ordinary man of Enlightenment, influences the king to begin passing reforms in Denmark. Nominated for one Academy Award and one Golden Globe. Originally titled En kongelig affaere. Filmed in multiple locations including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Sweden.

Kon–Tiki (2012)
Director: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
In this dramatic retelling of Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300-mile expedition of 1947, the Norwegian explorer proves naysayers wrong by sailing a balsa wood raft across the Pacific from South America to Polynesia. Filmed in multiple locations including Bulgaria, Malta, Norway, Sweden and Thailand.

Les Misérables (2012)
Director: Tom Hooper
Set in revolutionary Paris, this epic musical retells Victor Hugo’s timeless tale of Jean Valjean, who vows to turn his life of crime around despite being doggedly chased by Inspector Javert. The story culminates as turmoil engulfs Paris, leading to the Paris Uprising of 1832. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star; Hathaway won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Portsmouth, Hampshire; and France.

Love and Other Troubles (2012)
Director: Samuli Valkama
In this romantic comedy, an American line-dancing teacher makes her home in Finland where she meets a young man, once a child star, and his father, a former rock star. Complications arise when both men fall in love with her. Filmed in Turku, Finland.

To the Arctic 3D (2012)
Director: Greg MacGillivray
This documentary shows the reality of surviving in the wilderness. Follow the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin 7-month-old cubs as they navigate their way through melting ice, mammoth glaciers, mountain peaks and stunning waterfalls.

Beyond the Border (2011)
Director: Richard Holm
This war film tells the story of Swedish soldiers who mistakenly cross the wrong side of the Nazi border. When a Swedish colonel sends an execution squad to cover up the error, the soldiers must overcome two enemies.

Breath (2011)
Director: Kullar Viimne
This documentary follows Francesko, the only female chimney sweeper in Estonia, as she tries to find her way in life. It also shares glimpses of the lives of others that typically go unnoticed. Originally titled Hing. Filmed in Estonia.

The Iron Lady (2011)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
In this biopic, Meryl Streep plays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, teetering on the edge of reality with dementia and recalling her rise and fall. Streep won an Oscar for her performance. Filmed in London.

Simon King’s Shetland Diaries (TV) (2010–)
Director: Nick Shoolingin-Jordan
Simon King, a wildlife cameraman and presenter, moves to the Shetland Islands with his family to live through the changing seasons.

Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters (2010)
Director: Simon Griffith
Travel with Rick Steves to Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia in this television documentary. Each of these capitals on the Baltic Sea has come a long way from a challenging 20th century. Filmed in Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the “developed” world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels, the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, London, Paris and Tokyo.

The King’s Speech (2010)
Director: Tom Hooper
Before becoming King George VI, “Bertie” suffered emotionally from stuttering, which many viewed as a reason why he should not be king. With the help of a radical speech therapist, George is finally able to manage his stuttering and gain the confidence needed to lead the country through war. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Buckinghamshire, England; and Berkshire, England.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
This mystery-thriller follows a journalist through a rich Swedish setting as he searches, with the help of a young female hacker, for a woman who disappeared 40 years ago. Remade in 2011 as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Originally titled Män som hatar kvinnor. Filmed in multiple locations including Stockholm.

Wild Russia (2009)
Production Company: Animal Planet
This six-episode documentary gives viewers breathtaking views of the natural wonders of Russia, including Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Arctic, Caucasus, Primorskiy Kray and the Ural Mountains. Originally titled Wildes Russland. Filmed in Russia.

Flame & Citron (2008)
Director: Ole Christian Madsen
In this action-drama, we follow two Danish resistance fighters, Flame and Citron, who kill Danish Nazis and collaborators without hesitation until they are no longer certain whom their targets represent. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; and Prague, Czech Republic.

Forgiveness (2008)
Director: Mariusz Kotowski
Also screened under the title Esther’s Diary, this dramatic Holocaust film follows the adult daughters of two women who were best friends in 1940s Poland, but were later separated by Nazi horrors. One daughter learns of the past from her mother’s diary. Filmed in Austin, Texas.

Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights (2008)
Director: Archie Baron
This documentary takes viewers to the northernmost part of Norway, often described as the land of the midnight sun. Joanna Lumley travels on dog sleighs and snowmobiles in search of dazzling northern lights displays. Filmed in Norway.

The Reader (2008)
Director: Stephen Daldry
Set in post-WWII Germany, this drama follows a young man whose affair with an older woman will haunt him for the rest of his life. Kate Winslet won an Oscar for her performance. Filmed in multiple locations including Berlin.

The Border (2007)
Director: Lauri Törhönen
This wartime film is set in 1918 after the Finnish Civil War and follows a Finnish soldier to a small village to establish part of the border between his country and Soviet Russia. Filmed in Finland.

The Danish Poet (2006)
Director: Torill Kove
This Oscar winner for Best Animated Short Film tells the tale of a poet who travels to Norway in search of inspiration. When he arrives, he falls in love with a farmer’s daughter; however, circumstances separate the two until they reunite many years later.

The Lives of Others (2006)
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
It is 1984 in East Berlin, and the population is strictly controlled by the Secret Police. A man who has devoted his life to ferreting out “dangerous” characters is thrown into a quandary when he must investigate a harmless man who has been deemed a threat. Filmed in Berlin.

The Queen (2006)
Director: Stephen Frears
Dame Helen Mirren turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in this film that profiles the Queen’s attempts to treat Princess Diana’s death as a private family matter. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Paris and Scotland.

Water (2006)
Directors: Julia Perkul and Anastasiya Popova
Witness breathtaking discoveries by researchers worldwide, from Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and more, as they try to understand water’s phenomenal explicit and implicit properties.

The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
Director: John Henderson
This touching family film set in Edinburgh follows a West Highland White Terrier who refuses to leave the graveside of his deceased owner. Filmed in Scotland, UK and Lancashire, England, UK.

Long Way Round (TV) (2004)
Directors: David Alexanian and Russ Malki
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel the world via motorcycles. Equipped with onboard cameras and one ride-along cameraman, Ewan and Charley travel 19,000 miles from London to New York. Filmed in multiple locations including Calgary, London and Luxembourg.

Revolution of Pigs (2004)
Director: René Reinumägi
This comedy serves as a metaphor for Estonian life in the 1980s, as a young man and hundreds of teens attending summer camp rebel against the strict rules of their oppressive camp counselors. Originally titled Sigade revolutsioon.

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
This must-see film set in 1990 tells the story of a young man who works to protect his fragile, ailing mother from the fatal shock of learning that East Germany, the country she knows and loves, no longer exists. Filmed in Berlin.

Lovers & Leavers (2002)
Director: Aku Louhimies
This dramatic film is based on a Finnish novel and follows Iiris, a 30-year-old bookstore worker who meets the perfect man. Filmed in Helsinki.

Names Engraved in Marble (2002)
Director: Elmo Nüganen
Based on the popular 1936 Estonian novel, this inspiring film recounts the story of the Estonian War of Independence fought between 1918 and 1920. Originally titled Nimed marmortahvlil. Filmed in Tartu, Estonia.

Russian Ark (2002)
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
When a 19th-century French aristocrat takes a dreamlike journey through the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, he encounters notable figures from Russian and European history. Originally titled Russkiy kovcheg. Filmed in St. Petersburg.

Gosford Park (2001)
Director: Robert Altman
In this period mystery-drama, co-written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, a dinner party at an English country house is disrupted by a murder, affecting the lives of both the upstairs guests and the downstairs servants. The movie boasts an incredible ensemble cast, including Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Clive Owen. Fellowes received a Best Writing Oscar for his contribution. Filmed in England.

Ponterosa (2001)
Director: Mika Kemmo
Filmed throughout Finland and regarded as a classic among young audiences when it was released, the story follows a disparate group of people staying at a campsite in the Åland Islands. Filmed in Åland and Helsinki.

The Heart of the Bear (2001)
Director: Arvo Iho
When a young Estonian seeks to find his true self by living in a remote forest hut, he meets native people and is given a chance to find inner balance. Originally titled Karu süda. Filmed in Estonia.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Set in a wartime Polish ghetto, this film stars Robin Williams as a shopkeeper who spreads hope among the imprisoned community by fabricating tales about approaching Allied advances, claiming he has heard such stories on his secret radio. Filmed in Hungary and Poland.

Run, Lola, Run (1998)
Director: Tom Tykwer
After her boyfriend, Manni, loses 100,000 DM that belongs to a very bad guy, Lola has 20 minutes to raise the same amount and meet Manni; otherwise, Manni will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives are presented, depending on some minor events that occur during Lola’s run. Originally titled Lola rennt. Filmed in Berlin.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Phuket and London.

Braveheart (1995)
Director: Mel Gibson
This sweeping biopic of William Wallace, the 13th-century warrior who led Scotland to independence against King Edward I of England, won Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Cinematography. Mel Gibson famously brought the leader to life as actor and the Scottish Highlands to life as director. Filmed in multiple locations including Edinburgh.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Director: Ang Lee
When Elinor, Marianne and Margaret are taken in by a cousin after their father dies, the opportunity for the young women to marry becomes challenging. Family disapprovals and a forced separation, as well as mismatched love, test the strengths of budding romantic relationships. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Director: Mike Newell
This film follows Charles and his friends as they attend four weddings and one funeral. After wondering if he will ever experience true love, Charles, a committed bachelor, thinks that he has found the one when he meets an American woman, Carrie. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Candles in the Dark (1993)
Director: Maximilian Schell
This Christmas movie follows a young woman after her father sends her to Estonia to live with her aunt. Soon she is being hunted by the KGB and simultaneously falling in love. Filmed in Tallinn.

Those Old Love Letters (1992)
Director: Mati Põldre
This biographical film is about Estonian songwriter Raimond Valgre and his songs that were considered inappropriate for the Soviet way of life after the war. Originally titled Need vanad armastuskirjad.

Hamlet (1990)
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
When Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, learns that his father was killed by his Uncle Claudius in order to obtain the throne, Hamlet plans his revenge. Filmed in multiple locations in Scotland, UK.

Babette’s Feast (1987)
Director: Gabriel Axel
Winner of an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and based on the Isak Dinesen story, a pair of 19th-century sisters from a dwindling and strict religion recall an episode from their younger days: After sacrificing their personal lives to care for their father, their lodger, Babette, selflessly prepared a lavish meal using money that she had secretly won in a lottery. Filmed in multiple locations including Copenhagen.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Director: Wim Wenders
In this beautiful fantasy film, immortal, invisible angels in Berlin listen to the inner thoughts of the city’s citizens and provide comfort to the distressed. When one angel falls in love with a female trapeze artist, he chooses to become human so he can experience human feelings. Filmed in Berlin.

Calamari Union (1985)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
This absurdist comedy, considered a cult classic, provides insight into Finnish humor. Turning the American gangster film on its head, the film centers on 16 men named Frank who, disgruntled with the oppressive conditions of their Helsinki neighborhood, decide to move to an adjacent district. Filmed in Helsinki.

My Life As a Dog (1985)
Director: Lasse Hallström
This delightful movie follows 12-year-old Ingemar as he is sent away to live with relatives after his mother becomes terminally ill. Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Originally titled Mitt liv som hund. Filmed in multiple locations including Stockholm.

Fanny & Alexander (1982)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
In this atmospheric Bergman classic, two children from a large family living in Uppsala experience the joys and sorrows of life during the first decade of the 1900s. The movie won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in Uppsala and Stockholm.

Gregory’s Girl (1981)
Director: Bill Forsyth
In this coming-of-age romantic comedy, awkward teen Gregory is infatuated with a girl at school and, upon getting a date with one of her friends, must navigate the complexities of young love and the envy of his equally awkward friends. Filmed in North Lanarkshire, Scotland and Strathclyde, Scotland.

Reds (1981)
Director: Warren Beatty
An epic film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, this saga recounts the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. It is brilliantly interspersed with interviews with witnesses to the uprising. Beatty won a Best Director Oscar for this film.

Oblomov (1980)
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Middle-aged Oblomov spends much of the day sleeping, dreaming of his childhood on his parents’ estate. But when his boyhood companion, Stoltz, introduces him to Olga, Oblomov takes a country house near Olga’s and soon they fall in love. Originally titled Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova.

The Tin Drum (1979)
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
The highly acclaimed adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass’s surreal novel about a mute dwarf named Oskar, who lives through Nazi Germany. This film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979. Originally titled Die Blechtrommel. Filmed in multiple locations including Berlin.

Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976)
Director: Gary Conklin
This fascinating documentary profiles the cultural richness of Berlin during the Weimar Republic through interviews with the city’s renowned writers, composers and artists.

Edvard Munch (1974)
Director: Peter Watkins
This biopic of Norway’s famed expressionist painter spans 30 years of the artist’s life, focusing on the factors that shaped his worldview and artistic sensibilities—from disease and loss to his affair with a married woman.

The Deluge (1974)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Hailed as one of the most popular movies in the history of Polish cinema, this film is based on the 1886 novel that recounts the thwarted Swedish invasion of Poland–Lithuania from 1655 to 1658. Filmed in multiple locations including Poland and Kiev, Ukraine.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Wesele (1973)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
This film, set at the turn of the 20th century, focuses on the wedding between a poet from Kraków and a peasant girl. The ceremony turns into an examination of the century-long division of Poland under Russia, Prussia and Austria. Filmed in Poland.

Cabaret (1972)
Director: Bob Fosse
This classic film starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York dramatizes the life of a Berlin nightclub singer who is romancing two men as the Nazis rise to power in Germany. Fosse won an Oscar for Best Director; Minnelli and Joel Grey won Oscars and Golden Globes for their performances; and the movie won five Oscars including Best Cinematography and Music, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Bavaria and Berlin.

Young Winston (1972)
Director: Richard Attenborough
This historical drama tells the story of Sir Winston Churchill, from his unhappy childhood to his time as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War to his first election to Parliament at the young age of 26. Filmed in multiple locations including Morocco and England.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Director: Mel Stuart
A group of American tourists takes an 18-day guided bus tour of nine European countries (from London to Rome) and humor ensues. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Luxembourg, Rome and Venice.

Ring of Bright Water (1969)
Director: Jack Couffer
When Graham Merrill takes Mij, a pet shop otter, away from London to the coast of Scotland, the two friends begin exploring all the beauty surrounding them. While Mij swims and plays in the cold sea, Graham begins to fall for the town doctor, Mary. Filmed in multiple locations including London, England and various locations throughout Scotland.

Spring (1969)
Director: Arvo Kruusement
In this adaptation of the well-known Estonian novel, love and life unfold in a late-1800s country boarding school. Originally titled Kevade. Filmed in multiple locations including Tallinn.

The Last Relic (1969)
Director: Grigori Kromanov
This cult classic based on a historic novel chronicles the last days of the Pirita Monastery in Tallinn, as a peasant uprising threatens the sanctuary during the 16th-century Livonian War. Originally titled Viimne reliikvia. Filmed in multiple locations including Tallinn.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Director: Ronald Neame
Maggie Smith stars in this film version of the stage production, winning an Oscar for her performance. She plays a strong-willed instructor in a private 1930s Edinburgh school, teaching her own romanticized curriculum to her 12-year-old students. A fine portrayal of Scottish manners in the 1960s. Filmed in Edinburgh.

Blow-Up (1966)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
This film is about a glamorous fashion photographer who lives life to the fullest. When he sees a beautiful yet mysterious woman in a park, he photographs her to her dismay. Originally titled Blowup. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Kaleidoscope (1966)
Director: Jack Smight
Warren Beatty and Susannah York star in this crime film about a playboy who infiltrates a manufacturer of playing cards so he can win big at card tables throughout Europe, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino where some of the movie was shot. Filmed in England.

Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Director: Don Sharp
This fictional account of the famed Russian peasant and mystic, played by Christopher Lee, is loosely based on the accounts of Prince Yusupov, who is thought to have murdered the Romanov confidant in his St. Petersburg palace.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Director: David Lean
Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, this epic drama-romance starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie unfolds as World War I and the Russian Revolution are brewing. It earned Golden Globe awards for Best Motion Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay and Original Score, and is tied with Love Story, The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and A Star Is Born for the most wins by a single film.

I’ll Take Sweden (1965)
Director: Frederick de Cordova
This comedy stars Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld and Frankie Avalon as a father, daughter and soon-to-be son-in-law. In an effort to distance his daughter from her suitor, Hope accepts a transfer to Stockholm from his oil company employer, but his plan backfires.

The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Director: Anthony Mann
Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris star in this film about the World War II Norwegian resistance against German troops, who were manufacturing a component for the atomic bomb. Filmed in Norway.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Director: Martin Ritt
In this spy movie based on the John Le Carré novel, Richard Burton plays a British agent sent into East Germany to plant damning information about an intelligence officer. Filmed in multiple locations including Berlin.

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Director: Richard Lester
This British comedy stars the Beatles during the Beatlemania heyday. On their way to a London television broadcast, the Beatles find themselves sidetracked by Paul’s unconventional grandfather and Ringo, who goes missing right before the concert is to be televised. Filmed in multiple locations throughout England.

Indiscreet (1958)
Director: Stanley Donen
This British romantic comedy is about an actress, Anna Kalman, who has given up on love. When Anna meets Philip Adams, a man whom she thinks is married, they fall in love. Instead of being a married man who is pretending to be single, Philip is actually single and pretending to be married. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

The Vikings (1958)
Director: Richard Fleischer
This adventure was produced by and stars Kirk Douglas, along with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Based on the sagas of the Norse ruler Ragnar Lodbrok, it was filmed primarily amid the grandeur of Norway’s fjords. Filmed in multiple locations including Croatia, Germany and Norway.

The Seventh Seal (1957)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
This drama-fantasy is Bergman’s classic about a medieval knight returning from the Crusades only to find Sweden being ravaged by the plague. He encounters the character of Death on a beach and they begin a fateful game of chess. Filmed in Sweden.

War and Peace (1956)
Director: King Vidor
Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda star in this condensed adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic, originally released in 1956.

Kon-Tiki (1950)
Director: Thor Heyerdahl
The only Norwegian feature film ever to have won an Oscar (for Best Documentary), this remarkable piece of filmmaking was written and directed by Thor Heyerdahl, the explorer who in 1947 set out to prove that pre-Columbian South Americans could have reached Polynesia by raft. Filmed in Peru and Stockholm.

Oliver Twist (1948)
Director: David Lean
Based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist is the story of a boy who is orphaned when his mother dies after giving birth in a workhouse. Oliver is placed in a juvenile home but eventually ends up back at the workhouse; he escapes and travels to London, where he becomes involved with a gang of juveniles. Filmed in England.

June Night (1940)
Director: Per Lindberg
When Kerstin Norbäck (Ingrid Bergman) tries to end her relationship with a sailor, he shoots her. Kerstin survives and moves to Stockholm to begin a new life. Things are looking up for Kerstin until the newspapers find her and write about her. Originally titled Juninatten.

Black Roses (1936)
Director: Paul Martin
This German-made film takes place when Finland was part of the Russian Empire. It centers on a Finnish revolutionary who is plotting against agents of the tsar, with help from a Russian dancer. Originally titled Roses Noires.

Loves of a Dictator (1935)
Director: Victor Saville
This historic drama depicts the tumultuous 18th-century relationships between King Christian VII and his English consort, and between the queen and the royal physician. Originally titled The Dictator.

Let’s Eat! (2016)
Director: Chapman To
Rosemary, the daughter of a restaurant owner, wants to modernize the restaurant and reduce costs, but the restaurant’s traditional chef, Dai Hung, does not see eye to eye with Rosemary. Filmed in Malaysia and Singapore.

Long Long Time Ago (2016)
Director: Jack Neo
This comedy-drama is about one family’s trials and tribulations from 1965 to the early 1970s. As they journey through the years, from a humble home to a modern flat, they witness their nation’s growth and face many challenges that require perseverance.

Only God Forgives (2013)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
A prosperous drug smuggler in Bangkok’s criminal underworld is about to have his world turned upside down when his mother wants him to avenge his brother’s death. Filmed in Bangkok.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’s approval on an invention he has created that will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man who is traveling to Thailand to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand and Beijing, China.

Samsara (2012)
Director: Ron Fricke
This documentary transports viewers to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders. Shot on 70-millimeter film and filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries on five continents; locations include Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Bangkok, Thailand.

Heart 2 Heart (2010)
Director: Nayato Fio Nuala
While Indah is on vacation with her family, she meets Pandu and they form a friendship that leads them on adventures to the beautiful forests, tea gardens and lakes of Bogor. When the family vacation ends, Indah returns to Jakarta, but is involved in a tragic accident that leaves her speechless and blind. She falls into a deep depression, while Pandu searches for her.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, two sons and two other women, Old Wu is losing patience with his attempts to assassinate Yee, an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai. Old Wu enlists Kuang, Mak Tai Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie. Filmed in multiple locations throughout China and Malaysia.

Joni’s Promise (2005)
Director: Joko Anwar
Joni, a film delivery man, meets a pretty woman who agrees to tell him her name only if he is able to deliver the reels of the film she is on her way to watch on time. Joni is confident that he can deliver the reels, but the rest of the world seems determined to stop him. Originally titled Janji Joni. Filmed in Jakarta.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she has dreamed of having. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up again years later, but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam in which a con man is involved goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
Director: Chatrichalerm Yukol
This film follows the life of Queen Suriyothai, from her youth until her death. Regarded by Thai people as a great feminist, the queen is presented as an opinionated and determined woman. Originally titled Suriyothai. Filmed in Thailand.

The Beach (2000)
Director: Danny Boyle
Richard, a nicotine-addicted traveler, finds a map in a Bangkok hotel that supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Entrapment (1999)
Director: Jon Amiel
When a highly secured piece of art is stolen, an insurance agent works her way into the life of the head thief in the hopes of finding the art. Thinking she wants to join him on heists, the burglar puts her through strenuous training before their first job together. With the promise of a big payout, the insurance agent seems to be enjoying the game. Filmed in multiple locations including Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and London, England.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Phuket and London.

Victory (1996)
Director: Mark Peploe
When Axel Heyst makes a stop at a hotel in the port city of Surabaya, a young woman who is in danger asks him for help. They flee to Axel’s home on a nearby secluded island, but the dangerous men searching for her find out where they have gone and pursue them. Filmed in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Baraka (1992)
Director: Ron Fricke
This moving documentary takes viewers around the world to villages, natural landscapes, forests, volcanoes and many other places to emphasize what is found in these places. Camera footage, without words, shows both the good and the bad, eventually coming full circle. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nepal and more.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director: Barry Levinson
When an unorthodox and irreverent DJ is stationed in Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio, he begins to shake things up. Filmed in Bangkok and Phuket.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Director: David Lean
Set during World War II, this film tells the story of British prisoners who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma–Siam railway. Filmed in multiple locations in Sri Lanka including Colombo.

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Directors: Michael Anderson and John Farrow
This adventure comedy is an adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that, with the new railways and steamships, he can go around the world in 80 days. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand; Hong Kong, China; London, England; and Madrid, Spain.

Darkest Hour (2017)
Director: Joe Wright
When Winston Churchill replaces Neville Chamberlain as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, he feels pressured to either begin peace negotiations with Hitler or take on the Nazi regime. This multi-award-winning film won Oscars for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling in 2018. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, Manchester and Yorkshire.

The King’s Choice (2016)
Director: Erik Poppe
This film is based on a true event that took place during World War II. When German armed forces invade neutral Norway, the royal family must flee. Crown Princess Märtha escapes to Sweden with the children, while Crown Prince Olav and King Haakon VII depart to a farming region near Elverum where they will meet German troops head-on. Originally titled Kongens nei.

A Long Way Down (2014)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
When four suicidal strangers find themselves on the same roof on New Year’s Eve, their plans for death are interrupted as they form a bond that helps each of them face the difficulties in their lives. Filmed in London.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

Kon–Tiki (2012)
Director: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
In this dramatic retelling of Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300-mile expedition of 1947, the Norwegian explorer proves naysayers wrong by sailing a balsa wood raft across the Pacific from South America to Polynesia. Filmed in multiple locations including Bulgaria, Malta, Norway, Sweden and Thailand.

Les Misérables (2012)
Director: Tom Hooper
Set in revolutionary Paris, this epic musical retells Victor Hugo’s timeless tale of Jean Valjean, who vows to turn his life of crime around despite being doggedly chased by Inspector Javert. The story culminates as turmoil engulfs Paris, leading to the Paris Uprising of 1832. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star; Hathaway won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Portsmouth, Hampshire; and France.

The Shore (2012)
Director: Terry George
This short film tells the story of Joe and Paddy, two friends who were separated by the conflicts in Northern Ireland. Joe and Paddy eventually meet again, but not for 25 years. The film won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Filmed in Northern Ireland, UK.

To the Arctic 3D (2012)
Director: Greg MacGillivray
This documentary shows the reality of surviving in the wilderness. Follow the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin 7-month-old cubs as they navigate their way through melting ice, mammoth glaciers, mountain peaks and stunning waterfalls.

The Iron Lady (2011)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
In this biopic, Meryl Streep plays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, teetering on the edge of reality with dementia and recalling her rise and fall. Streep won an Oscar for her performance. Filmed in London.

Simon King’s Shetland Diaries (TV) (2010–)
Director: Nick Shoolingin-Jordan
Simon King, a wildlife cameraman and presenter, moves to the Shetland Islands with his family to live through the changing seasons.

Memorias del desarrollo (2010)
Director: Miguel Coyula
This award-winning film is about an educated man who decides to leave the Cuban revolution and his homeland to explore the “developed” world, including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. The more he travels, the more he finds himself feeling like a stranger in strange lands. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, London, Paris and Tokyo.

The King’s Speech (2010)
Director: Tom Hooper
Before becoming King George VI, “Bertie” suffered emotionally from stuttering, which many viewed as a reason why he should not be king. With the help of a radical speech therapist, George is finally able to manage his stuttering and gain the confidence needed to lead the country through war. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London; Buckinghamshire, England; and Berkshire, England.

The Trip (2010)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
When The Observer assigns Steve Coogan to review some of England’s best restaurants, Steve is excited to take his girlfriend along. But when she backs out, Steve reluctantly decides to take his best friend, Rob Brydon. Filmed in multiple locations in England.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Director: Justin Chadwick
Sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn each seek the love of the passionate King Henry VIII during an important time in European history. Filmed in multiple locations including Dover.

Atonement (2007)
Director: Joe Wright
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, this powerful film unfolds over six decades, beginning in the 1930s when a crime with far-reaching consequences is committed. It won a Golden Globe for Best Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Dover.

Closing the Ring (2007)
Director: Richard Attenborough
When Jimmy, a young adult living in Belfast, finds a ring near the site of a crashed B-17, he is determined to return the ring to “Ethel,” the woman whose name is inscribed on it. When Jimmy finds Ethel, passionate stories from the past are brought into the present. Filmed in multiple locations including Belfast.

The Danish Poet (2006)
Director: Torill Kove
This Oscar winner for Best Animated Short Film tells the tale of a poet who travels to Norway in search of inspiration. When he arrives, he falls in love with a farmer’s daughter; however, circumstances separate the two until they reunite many years later.

The Queen (2006)
Director: Stephen Frears
Dame Helen Mirren turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in this film that profiles the Queen’s attempts to treat Princess Diana’s death as a private family matter. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Paris and Scotland.

The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)
Director: John Henderson
This touching family film set in Edinburgh follows a West Highland White Terrier who refuses to leave the graveside of his deceased owner. Filmed in Scotland, UK and Lancashire, England, UK.

The Mighty Celt (2005)
Director: Pearse Elliott
Fourteen-year-old Donal works in a kennel and discovers a passion for greyhound racing. The owner of the kennel, Good Joe, promises Donal that he can have his favorite greyhound, The Mighty Celt, if he wins three races in a row. Filmed in multiple locations including Belfast.

Long Way Round (TV) (2004)
Directors: David Alexanian and Russ Malki
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel the world via motorcycles. Equipped with onboard cameras and one ride-along cameraman, Ewan and Charley travel 19,000 miles from London to New York. Filmed in multiple locations including Calgary, London and Luxembourg.

The Medallion (2003)
Director: Gordon Chan
While Hong Kong detective Eddie Yang is working with Interpol to catch international criminal Snakehead, he dies but is brought back to life when the two halves of an ancient medallion are joined together by a boy who is considered the chosen one. This medallion transforms Eddie into an immortal warrior. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong, China; Dublin, Ireland; and Thailand.

To Kill a King (2003)
Director: Mike Barker
This movie, about friendships and politics, recounts the relationship between General Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell as they try to cope with the consequences of deposing King Charles I. Filmed in multiple locations including Dover.

Gosford Park (2001)
Director: Robert Altman
In this period mystery-drama, co-written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, a dinner party at an English country house is disrupted by a murder, affecting the lives of both the upstairs guests and the downstairs servants. The movie boasts an incredible ensemble cast, including Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Clive Owen. Fellowes received a Best Writing Oscar for his contribution. Filmed in England.

This Is the Sea (1998)
Director: Mary McGuckian
The romance between Hazel, a Protestant, and Malachy, a Catholic, is uncertain. Rohan, a friend of Malachy’s brother, wants to recruit Malachy to fight for the cause, and Hazel’s brother, Jef, is keeping watch on the relationship by spying on Hazel’s meetings with Malachy. Filmed in multiple locations including Belfast and Dublin.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
When Elliot Carver tries to entice the United Kingdom and China into World War III by starting trouble over British and Chinese waters, James Bond must stop him. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Phuket and London.

Hedd Wyn (1996)
Director: Paul Turner
Hedd Wyn is a young poet competing for the most sought-after Welsh poetry prize: chair of the National Eisteddfod. But before the winner is chosen, Hedd is sent off to fight in World War I. Hedd Wyn was the first Welsh-language film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in Wales, UK.

Braveheart (1995)
Director: Mel Gibson
This sweeping biopic of William Wallace, the 13th-century warrior who led Scotland to independence against King Edward I of England, won Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Cinematography. Mel Gibson famously brought the leader to life as actor and the Scottish Highlands to life as director. Filmed in multiple locations including Edinburgh.

Land and Freedom (1995)
Director: Ken Loach
In the spring of 1936, a young unemployed journalist leaves his hometown of Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. This film won two Cannes Film Festival awards. Filmed in Mirambel, Spain and Liverpool, England.

Rob Roy (1995)
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Set in early 18th-century Scotland, this film is about Rob Roy MacGregor, a Scottish clan chief who battles with a nobleman in the Scottish Highlands. This film garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Tim Roth. Filmed in Scotland, UK.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Director: Ang Lee
When Elinor, Marianne and Margaret are taken in by a cousin after their father dies, the opportunity for the young women to marry becomes challenging. Family disapprovals and a forced separation, as well as mismatched love, test the strengths of budding romantic relationships. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Director: Christopher Monger
When two English cartographers measure what is claimed to be the first mountain in Wales, they discover that it is not a mountain but a hill. The villagers become determined to turn their hill into a mountain, and must keep the cartographers from leaving until they reach their goal. Filmed in Wales, UK and Buckinghamshire, England, UK.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Director: Mike Newell
This film follows Charles and his friends as they attend four weddings and one funeral. After wondering if he will ever experience true love, Charles, a committed bachelor, thinks that he has found the one when he meets an American woman, Carrie. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Hamlet (1990)
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
When Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, learns that his father was killed by his Uncle Claudius in order to obtain the throne, Hamlet plans his revenge. Filmed in multiple locations in Scotland, UK.

Coming Up Roses (1986)
Director: Stephen Bayly
When the last remaining cinema in a small Welsh town closes its doors forever, the ice cream vendor and the projectionist find themselves out of work. Together, they decide to grow mushrooms in the closed movie house. Filmed in Wales.

Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
Director: Chris Bernard
When Peter and Sergei, two Soviet sailors, spend one night in Liverpool they meet two women, Elaine and Theresa. Elaine and Peter fall in love, but Peter and Sergei must board their ship the next day. Elaine decides to write a letter to Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, asking to be reunited with Peter. This film was a winner at the Quimper New Wave Festival in 1986 and the Venice Film Festival in 1985. Filmed in multiple locations including Liverpool.

Local Hero (1983)
Director: Bill Forsyth
In this quirky and delightful film, Peter Riegert plays an oil company executive sent to Scotland to purchase a tiny, picturesque village. Burt Lancaster plays the eccentric head of the company. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Highland, Scotland.

Gregory’s Girl (1981)
Director: Bill Forsyth
In this coming-of-age romantic comedy, awkward teen Gregory is infatuated with a girl at school and, upon getting a date with one of her friends, must navigate the complexities of young love and the envy of his equally awkward friends. Filmed in North Lanarkshire, Scotland and Strathclyde, Scotland.

Birth of the Beatles (1979)
Director: Richard Marquand
Learn about the Beatles during the Hamburg years when they signed with Brian Epstein, just before their rise during the 1960s. Filmed in multiple locations including Liverpool and Hamburg, Germany.

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Regarded as one of Kubrick’s finest, this film tells the story of an Irish rogue who wins over a wealthy widow so that he can take her dead husband’s position as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. It offers a fine portrayal of English society and class. The film won four Academy Awards, and Kubrick was nominated for a Best Director Oscar. Filmed in multiple locations throughout Ireland and England.

Edvard Munch (1974)
Director: Peter Watkins
This biopic of Norway’s famed expressionist painter spans 30 years of the artist’s life, focusing on the factors that shaped his worldview and artistic sensibilities—from disease and loss to his affair with a married woman.

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Director: Guy Hamilton
James Bond is called in to investigate the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell and finds himself chasing down famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga. In Bangkok, “007” is captured and placed in a dojo. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Young Winston (1972)
Director: Richard Attenborough
This historical drama tells the story of Sir Winston Churchill, from his unhappy childhood to his time as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War to his first election to Parliament at the young age of 26. Filmed in multiple locations including Morocco and England.

Macbeth (1971)
Director: Roman Polanski
Though the story of Macbeth, the Scottish king who rose to power via treachery and murder, has been told countless times, perhaps no film aroused as much controversy as Roman Polanski’s, being called both unsettling and compelling. Filmed in multiple locations throughout England and Wales.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Director: Mel Stuart
A group of American tourists takes an 18-day guided bus tour of nine European countries (from London to Rome) and humor ensues. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Luxembourg, Rome and Venice.

Ring of Bright Water (1969)
Director: Jack Couffer
When Graham Merrill takes Mij, a pet shop otter, away from London to the coast of Scotland, the two friends begin exploring all the beauty surrounding them. While Mij swims and plays in the cold sea, Graham begins to fall for the town doctor, Mary. Filmed in multiple locations including London, England and various locations throughout Scotland.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Director: Ronald Neame
Maggie Smith stars in this film version of the stage production, winning an Oscar for her performance. She plays a strong-willed instructor in a private 1930s Edinburgh school, teaching her own romanticized curriculum to her 12-year-old students. A fine portrayal of Scottish manners in the 1960s. Filmed in Edinburgh.

Blow-Up (1966)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
This film is about a glamorous fashion photographer who lives life to the fullest. When he sees a beautiful yet mysterious woman in a park, he photographs her to her dismay. Originally titled Blowup. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

Kaleidoscope (1966)
Director: Jack Smight
Warren Beatty and Susannah York star in this crime film about a playboy who infiltrates a manufacturer of playing cards so he can win big at card tables throughout Europe, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino where some of the movie was shot. Filmed in England.

The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Director: Anthony Mann
Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris star in this film about the World War II Norwegian resistance against German troops, who were manufacturing a component for the atomic bomb. Filmed in Norway.

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Director: Richard Lester
This British comedy stars the Beatles during the Beatlemania heyday. On their way to a London television broadcast, the Beatles find themselves sidetracked by Paul’s unconventional grandfather and Ringo, who goes missing right before the concert is to be televised. Filmed in multiple locations throughout England.

Indiscreet (1958)
Director: Stanley Donen
This British romantic comedy is about an actress, Anna Kalman, who has given up on love. When Anna meets Philip Adams, a man whom she thinks is married, they fall in love. Instead of being a married man who is pretending to be single, Philip is actually single and pretending to be married. Filmed in multiple locations including Greenwich, London.

The Vikings (1958)
Director: Richard Fleischer
This adventure was produced by and stars Kirk Douglas, along with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Based on the sagas of the Norse ruler Ragnar Lodbrok, it was filmed primarily amid the grandeur of Norway’s fjords. Filmed in multiple locations including Croatia, Germany and Norway.

Kon-Tiki (1950)
Director: Thor Heyerdahl
The only Norwegian feature film ever to have won an Oscar (for Best Documentary), this remarkable piece of filmmaking was written and directed by Thor Heyerdahl, the explorer who in 1947 set out to prove that pre-Columbian South Americans could have reached Polynesia by raft. Filmed in Peru and Stockholm.

Oliver Twist (1948)
Director: David Lean
Based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist is the story of a boy who is orphaned when his mother dies after giving birth in a workhouse. Oliver is placed in a juvenile home but eventually ends up back at the workhouse; he escapes and travels to London, where he becomes involved with a gang of juveniles. Filmed in England.

Spectre (2015)
Director: Sam Mendes
A cryptic message sends James Bond to Mexico City and then Rome, where he uncovers a sinister organization known as Spectre. As Bond learns more about Spectre, he discovers a connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. Filmed in multiple locations including Rome.

Youth (2015)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
When two longtime friends go on vacation in Switzerland, they spend their time in an elegant hotel sharing stories about their children, other hotel guests and their day-to-day lives. Fred, a retired conductor and composer, learns that someone wants to hear him conduct again, while Mick, a film director, is determined to finish the screenplay for his final film. Filmed in multiple locations including Kanton Bern, Switzerland; Rome, Italy; and Venice, Italy.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

The Two Faces of January (2014)
Director: Hossein Amini
When glamorous American couple Chester and Colette arrive in Athens, they befriend a Greek-speaking American, Rydal, who becomes enraptured with Colette. Soon, Rydal is drawn into the dark side of Chester’s life. This film was nominated for three awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Athens, Greece; Crete, Greece; and Istanbul, Turkey.

Walking on Sunshine (2014)
Directors: Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini
Set in a stunning coastal village in present-day Italy, this musical romance follows Maddie, a woman who decides to marry a man after a speedy romance. When Maddie invites her sister, Taylor, to the wedding, it is revealed that the man Maddie is going to marry is the same man with whom Taylor had a holiday fling years earlier. Filmed in the Salento region of Puglia.

33 Great Cities of Europe (2013)
Director: Marlin Darrah
Filmed in high definition, this documentary takes you to Europe’s most famous regions and cities. With acclaimed filmmaker Marlin Darrah as your guide, discover their architecture, culture and history.

The Great Beauty (2013)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
After his 65th birthday, witty and arrogant novelist Jep Gambardella is blindsided by an ex-lover’s secret. He begins re-examining his lavish lifestyle (consisting of nightclubs, parties and cafés), looking for a different side of Rome. Originally titled La grande bellezza. Filmed in various locations throughout Rome.

Footnote (2011)
Director: Joseph Cedar
A father and son, rival professors at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, find themselves in a bitter confrontation over The Israel Prize, Israel’s most prestigious national award. Originally titled Hearat Shulayim.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
Director: Ryan Murphy
A woman realizes how unhappy her marriage is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on an around-the-world journey to “find herself.” Filmed in multiple locations including Bali, Indonesia; Delhi, India; New York City, New York; and Rome, Italy.

Roads and Oranges (2009)
Director: Aliki Danezi-Knutsen
Two sisters, Dafni and Anna, are met with surprises and realizations about themselves when they go on a journey to find their missing father. Originally titled Dromoi kai portokalia. Filmed in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Lemon Tree (2008)
Director: Eran Riklis
This is the story of a Palestinian widow who lives simply in the West Bank’s occupied territory. When a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down, she must seek assistance to defend it. Originally titled Etz Limon. Filmed in multiple locations including Jerusalem.

Mamma Mia! (2008)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
When bride-to-be Sophie learns that she has three possible fathers, she invites each of them to her wedding without telling her mother. This British-American-Swedish romantic musical comedy was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Skopelos, Greece.

The Last Homecoming (2008)
Director: Korinna Avraamidou
A young couple from Athens travels to Cyprus to spend the summer with family, but their holiday soon turns serious when family members reveal betrayals, infidelities and passions. Originally titled O teleftaios gyrismos.

Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Director: Ari Folman
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and an Academy Award nominee. Originally titled Vals Im Bashir.

Jellyfish (2007)
Directors: Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret
This film tells the intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv: Batya is a catering waitress who takes in an abandoned child; Keren is a young bride who breaks her leg; and Joy is a Philippine chore woman who does not speak any Hebrew. Originally titled Meduzot. Filmed in Tel Aviv.

Alexander (2004)
Director: Oliver Stone
Based on the life of Alexander the Great, this epic historic drama with Colin Farrell in the title role focuses on the king’s great conquests and his relationships with his parents; his wife, Roxana; and his tutor, Aristotle.

Campfire (2004)
Director: Joseph Cedar
When a widow with two teenaged daughters is ready to move on with her life and seeks to be accepted into a new ideologically based West Bank settlement, she finds she has many factors working against her, especially because there is no man in the household. Originally titled Medurat Hashevet.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Director: Audrey Wells
Based on Frances Mayes’s best-selling memoir, this lighthearted film tells the story of a recently divorced writer, played by Diane Lane, who buys a Tuscan villa with the hope of changing her life. Filmed in multiple locations including Rome and Salerno.

Bread and Tulips (2000)
Director: Silvio Soldini
This romantic comedy follows a housewife who gets left behind during a family vacation. As she makes her way home, she impulsively detours to Venice and builds a new life—only to be admonished by her sister to return to her old one. Originally titled Pane e tulipani. Filmed in multiple locations including Rome, Salerno and Venice.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
Director: Peter Kassovitz
Set in a wartime Polish ghetto, this film stars Robin Williams as a shopkeeper who spreads hope among the imprisoned community by fabricating tales about approaching Allied advances, claiming he has heard such stories on his secret radio. Filmed in Hungary and Poland.

The Postman (1994)
Directors: Michael Radford and Massimo Troisi
A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this gift to woo the local beauty, Beatrice. Originally titled Il postino. Filmed in Naples and Sicily.

Shirley Valentine (1989)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
This comedy-drama follows a bored middle-aged housewife who escapes to Greece with a friend and falls in love with the owner of a tavern, rekindling her love of life and discovering her self-respect in the process. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Actress and Best Music) and three Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Music). Filmed in multiple locations including Mykonos.

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Director: Mel Stuart
A group of American tourists takes an 18-day guided bus tour of nine European countries (from London to Rome) and humor ensues. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Luxembourg, Rome and Venice.

Zorba the Greek (1964)
Director: Michael Cacoyannis
In this drama based on the Nikos Kazantzakis novel, Anthony Quinn plays larger-than-life Zorba, who travels to Crete with a new friend to advise him in a burgeoning mining operation. Romantic and personal entanglements follow in this passion-filled film. Winner of three Academy Awards (for Cinematography, Art Direction and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Lila Kedrova). Filmed in Crete, Greece.

Carthage in Flames (1960)
Director: Carmine Gallone
This Italian historic drama chronicles the final days of the Punic Wars as the Roman Empire descends upon Carthage. Filmed in Rome, Italy.

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Director: Federico Fellini
Fellini’s classic drama follows a journalist, played by Marcello Mastroianni, through Rome for seven days as he searches for love, happiness and the good life; widely considered one of the best films of all time, it features the famous scene in the Trevi Fountain with Anita Ekberg. Filmed in Rome.

Senso (1954)
Director: Luchino Visconti
A feast for the eyes set in 1860s Italy, this melodrama plays out against the atmospheric backdrop of Venice, from La Fenice Opera House to St. Mark’s Square. Filmed in Rome and Venice.

Roman Holiday (1953)
Director: William Wyler
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck star in this romantic comedy about a reporter following a royal princess who is trying to remain incognita as she sightsees in Rome. Hepburn won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance. Filmed in Rome.

Outlaw Girl (1950)
Director: Mario Camerini
Beppe Musolino is innocent but found guilty of murder. He escapes from prison and, while on the run, meets and falls in love with a village girl. Together they track down the people who were responsible for the guilty verdict. Originally titled Il Brigante Musolino. Filmed in Calabria, Italy.

The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
This moving film follows a poor, desperate father as he searches post-war Rome for his stolen bicycle; without it, he will lose the job that allows him to provide for his family. Filmed in Rome.

A Tuba to Cuba (2018)
Directors: T. G. Herrington and Danny Clinch
Travel with one of New Orleans’s most beloved bands, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as they go on a musical journey to trace their roots that takes them from the city of jazz to the streets of Cuba. This powerful documentary shares the moving connections the band makes with some of Cuba’s most iconic musicians. Filmed in multiple locations including Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Panama Canal in 3D: A Land Divided, a World United (2017)
Director: Keith Melton
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary shows both the old and new Panama, from its Conquistador days to the French canal-digging to the American technology that transformed shipping and tropical medicine.

Hands of Stone (2016)
Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
This biographical sports film follows the life of legendary Panamanian Roberto Durán, from his professional boxing debut at age 16 to his retirement at age 50, as well as focusing on his famous trainer, Ray Arcel. Filmed in New York and Panama.

Salsipuedes (2016)
Directors: Ricardo Aguilar Navarro and Manuel Rodríguez
When Andrés Pimienta returns to Panama to attend his grandfather’s funeral after ten years of living in the United States, he meets his father, a former boxing champion and the reason why Andrés was sent to live in the United States. Andrés chooses to stay in Panama to learn about his family’s past. Filmed in Panama.

After Words (2015)
Director: Juan Feldman
When a librarian loses her job and lust for life she travels to Costa Rica, where she meets a lively tour guide. She inspires him and he encourages her to embrace pura vida—the Costa Rican motto that means “pure life.” Filmed in Costa Rica.

Caffeinated (2015)
Directors: Hanh Nguyen and Vishal Solanki
This documentary takes viewers around the world to see the places where coffee is grown and share the perspectives of the people and communities that are involved in the process, from planting the seeds to roasting the beans. Filmed in multiple locations including Nicaragua.

Volcano (2015)
Director: Jayro Bustamante
María lives on a coffee plantation with her parents, who have arranged her marriage with the farm’s foreman. The marriage arrangement fuels María’s desire to explore the world outside of her culture. When she tries to escape her life, unsuccessfully, she begins to see her culture in a different light. Originally titled Ixcanul. Filmed in Guatemala.

A Small Section of the World (2014)
Director: Lesley Chilcott
This documentary shows how a group of resourceful women from a remote region of Costa Rica came together to change the culture for themselves, their families and their coffee-growing communities.

Connected by Coffee (2014)
Director: Aaron Dennis
This documentary takes you on a 1,000-mile journey across Latin America and shares how coffee is connected to a troubled past and hopeful future.

Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Maikol Yordan’s family farm is close to being sold by a bank. With the hope of paying off the bank debt, Maikol enters contests and promotions and wins a trip to Europe. Originally titled Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido. Filmed in Costa Rica, England, France and Italy.

Panama Canal Stories (2014)
Directors: Abner Benaim, Carolina Borrero, Luis Franco Brantley, Pinky Mon and Pituka Ortega-Heilbron
This film contains five short dramas that span a century of lives that have been impacted by the Panama Canal. Originally titled Historias del canal. Filmed in Colón.

Mayan Renaissance (2012)
Director: Dawn Gifford Engle
This thought-provoking and beautiful documentary shares the past, present and future of the Mayan culture. Starring 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchú Tum, this documentary was filmed in the heart of the Mayan world in Central America. Filmed in Guatemala.

El Medico: The Cubaton Story (2011)
Director: Daniel Fridell
El Medico, a young Cuban doctor and musician, is torn between fulfilling his mother’s dream of him doing his duty to the state as a doctor or pursuing art. To complicate matters, El Medico does not agree with his European music producer, Michel, who craves fame and fortune at any cost. This film won the Best Documentary Film award at the New York Latino Film Festival. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, Cuba and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

A Ojos Cerrados (2010)
Director: Hernán Jiménez
Delia, a young woman who lives with the grandparents who raised her, has her life turned upside down just as her career is beginning to take off when her grandmother, Maga, dies unexpectedly. Delia wants to fulfill her grandmother’s wish that her ashes be dispersed in the Caribbean, but does not want to pass up the new management position she has just been offered.

Dreaming Nicaragua (2010)
Director: Marcelo Bukin
This documentary follows four children living in poverty in Nicaragua and, through their play, shows their courage and never-ending hope for a better life. Despite difficult lives, the children and their families possess strength and humor.

La Yuma (2009)
Director: Florence Jaugey
Yuma lives in an underprivileged neighborhood in Managua, but that does not stop her from trying to achieve her goal of becoming a boxer. Yuma is driven by the determination to one day make a better life for herself and her siblings. Filmed in Managua, Nicaragua.

El cielo rojo (2008)
Director: Miguel Alejandro Gómez
Berny, Manuel and Nestor are high school friends who have no plans for the future, partly because they do not think Costa Rica offers them any opportunities. The friends must handle their internal conflicts individually and as a group. Filmed in San José, Costa Rica.

Journey to Land’s End (2008)
Director: Gregg Ensminger
This documentary starts off at the red rocks of Sedona and takes viewers on a trip to California before heading south to Cabo San Lucas’s Land’s End. Shot in high definition with cutting-edge photography, you will see Mexico’s captivating Baja Peninsula in new, colorful ways. Filmed in multiple locations including Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and San Diego, California.

Passage to Panama: A Musical Journey (2008)
Director: Fred Salaff
Panama is a small country, but its diverse musical history is vast due to Panama having been a transit route for people from all continents. This documentary shares interviews with Panamanian musicians, recording producers and others who share their love for the rich and colorful music of Panama. Filmed in Cuba and Panama.

Quantum of Solace (2008)
Director: Marc Forster
James Bond, a retired spy and a mysterious woman track down a world-renowned developer involved in a shadowy network of power and corruption. Filmed in multiple locations including London, England; Panama; Tuscany, Italy; and Madrid, Spain.

La Quinceañera (2007)
Director: Adam Taub
This short documentary shows a moving portrait of a Mexican family’s love and loyalty to each other. Ana Maria is about to turn 15, and her mother and five siblings want to make sure that her quinceañera is memorable, despite her father not being supportive of her special day. Filmed in Mexico.

The Fountain (2006)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
This film tells three stories and shows how they intersect with and parallel each other. A conquistador in ancient Maya, a medical researcher and a space traveler each search for a way to spend eternity with their loves. Filmed in Guatemala; Montreal, Canada; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Good Shepherd (2006)
Director: Robert De Niro
When Edward Wilson investigates a possible information leak that may have tipped off Castro during the Bay of Pigs invasion, he experiences flashbacks of his life that lead back to the present.

End of the Spear (2005)
Director: Jim Hanon
In 1956, after five missionaries in the jungles of Ecuador are speared to death by Waodani tribesmen, events unfold that change the lives of the Waodani tribe and the slain missionaries’ families. Filmed in Colón.

Boxers and Ballerinas (2004)
Directors: Mike Cahill and Brit Marling
This documentary goes beyond the romantic mystery of Cuba, the Miami stereotype and US-Cuba relations straight to the passions of two Cubans and two Cuban-Americans as they chase their dreams while being forever tied to each other by their cultural heritage. This film won the Best of the Fest Documentary award at the Breckenridge Festival of Film and the Director’s Award for Global Landscapes at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. Filmed in multiple locations including Miami, Florida and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Caribe (2004)
Director: Esteban Ramírez
Vincente runs a banana plantation with Abigail on the coast in Limón Province and finds himself faced with multiple problems all at once: banana prices are falling, creating problems with the plantation’s finances; an oil company is trying to obtain off-shore drilling rights; and he finds himself attracted to Abigail’s newly discovered half sister, Irene, who has shown up at the plantation out of the blue. Filmed in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Director: Léa Pool
When a 10-year-old boy is diagnosed with a terminal illness, his mother finds a renowned entomologist to take them on an adventure through the jungle to fulfill the boy’s dream: to catch an elusive Blue Morpho butterfly. Based on a true story. Filmed in multiple locations including Limón, Costa Rica and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Director: John Boorman
After a British spy has an affair with an ambassador’s wife, he is sent to Panama to uncover the president’s plans for the Panama Canal. He connects with a tailor, top political figures and gangsters, with the intent to topple the government. Filmed in Panama.

Cuba Feliz (2000)
Director: Karim Dridi
Called “a living memory of Cuban bolero,” Miguel del Morales, also known as El Gallo (“The Rooster”), sings about the joys and sufferings of his countrymen in his rich voice as he travels throughout Cuba with his guitar, performing in courtyards, friends’ homes and bars. This documentary was nominated for the CICAE Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Filmed in Cuba.

Classic: Rain Forest (1993)
Production Company: National Geographic
Explore the lush, tropical rainforests of Costa Rica with researchers as they study leaf-cutting ants, basilisk lizards, howler monkeys and more.

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Director: Ridley Scott
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas, this big-budget film explores both the discovery and the unfortunate effects Europeans had on the original inhabitants. Filmed in multiple locations including Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Spain.

An American Romance (1944)
Director: King Vidor
Shot in Technicolor, this film is about Stefan Dubechek, a European immigrant who arrives in America and works his way up from the steel mills to become an automobile manufacturer and great American success story. Filmed in various locations throughout the US.

Panama Hattie (1942)
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
There is always something exciting happening at Hattie Maloney’s nightclub in the Panama Canal Zone, where she performs. When a sophisticated gentleman visits the saloon, sparks fly between him and Hattie. This musical features the music and lyrics of Cole Porter.

Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
When Maggie King misses her ship from Panama back to the United States while on a date with soldier Skid Johnson, she is forced to move in with Skid and his friend Harry. Maggie and Skid fall in love, but Skid becomes famous and risks everything, including his relationship with Maggie.

A Tuba to Cuba (2018)
Directors: T. G. Herrington and Danny Clinch
Travel with one of New Orleans’s most beloved bands, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as they go on a musical journey to trace their roots that takes them from the city of jazz to the streets of Cuba. This powerful documentary shares the moving connections the band makes with some of Cuba’s most iconic musicians. Filmed in multiple locations including Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

El Medico: The Cubaton Story (2011)
Director: Daniel Fridell
El Medico, a young Cuban doctor and musician, is torn between fulfilling his mother’s dream of him doing his duty to the state as a doctor or pursuing art. To complicate matters, El Medico does not agree with his European music producer, Michel, who craves fame and fortune at any cost. This film won the Best Documentary Film award at the New York Latino Film Festival. Filmed in multiple locations including Havana, Cuba and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

The Good Shepherd (2006)
Director: Robert De Niro
When Edward Wilson investigates a possible information leak that may have tipped off Castro during the Bay of Pigs invasion, he experiences flashbacks of his life that lead back to the present.

Boxers and Ballerinas (2004)
Directors: Mike Cahill and Brit Marling
This documentary goes beyond the romantic mystery of Cuba, the Miami stereotype and US-Cuba relations straight to the passions of two Cubans and two Cuban-Americans as they chase their dreams while being forever tied to each other by their cultural heritage. This film won the Best of the Fest Documentary award at the Breckenridge Festival of Film and the Director’s Award for Global Landscapes at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. Filmed in multiple locations including Miami, Florida and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Cuba Feliz (2000)
Director: Karim Dridi
Called “a living memory of Cuban bolero,” Miguel del Morales, also known as El Gallo (“The Rooster”), sings about the joys and sufferings of his countrymen in his rich voice as he travels throughout Cuba with his guitar, performing in courtyards, friends’ homes and bars. This documentary was nominated for the CICAE Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Filmed in Cuba.

All You Need Is Love (2015)
Directors: Richie Jen and Andy Luo
When a poor boy from Penghu and a rich Chinese girl from China’s Shanxi province meet, they do not see eye to eye. In time, however, they discover that they have more in common than what their upbringings would suggest—including their love for one another. Originally titled Luo pao ba ai qing.

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Director: Rory Kennedy
When the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on approximately 5,000 Americans in Saigon, the Americans had roughly 24 hours to get out, with no official evacuation plan. With the clock ticking, the Americans managed to escape, but not before helping their South Vietnamese allies, coworkers and friends. 135,000 South Vietnamese escaped with the help of some heroic Americans.

My Old Classmate (2014)
Director: Frant Gwo
Titled after the popular song of the same name, this romantic film tells the story of a young couple and the struggles they face as their relationship grows. Originally titled Tong zhuo de ni. Filmed in Beijing and Xiamen.

American Dreams in China (2013)
Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
This drama is a rags-to-riches story about three young men from different backgrounds with one goal: to help Chinese teenagers’ dreams come true by building an English language school in China. Spanning nearly 30 years, this film highlights historic moments in Chinese history. Filmed in China.

Only God Forgives (2013)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
A prosperous drug smuggler in Bangkok’s criminal underworld is about to have his world turned upside down when his mother wants him to avenge his brother’s death. Filmed in Bangkok.

Falling Flowers (2012)
Director: Jianqi Huo
This film is about Xiao Hong, a renowned writer and strong woman whose life was marked by poverty and sacrifice.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
Director: Zheng Xu
This Chinese comedy follows the adventures of three men. One, a scientist, decides to travel to Thailand to get his boss’s approval on an invention he has created that will secure his future. His coworker follows with intentions of stopping him because he wants to sell the invention to a French company. And on the plane, one of the men meets a man who is traveling to Thailand to fulfill items on his bucket list. Originally titled Ren zai jiong tu: Tai jiong. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok, Thailand and Beijing, China.

Samsara (2012)
Director: Ron Fricke
This documentary transports viewers to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders. Shot on 70-millimeter film and filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries on five continents; locations include Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Bangkok, Thailand.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
Director: Daniel Hsia
Sam is a New York attorney who is sent to Shanghai for work, but soon finds himself tangled in a legal mess that could cost him his job. After meeting several people with the right connections, Sam believes he may have found a way out of the mess he is in while experiencing beautiful Shanghai. Filmed in New York City, New York and Shanghai, China.

This Means War (2012)
Director: McG
When two best friends, who are also benched CIA agents, fall for the same woman, they decide to let her choose who she wants to pursue a relationship with. But they are keeping tabs on each other and try to sabotage the other’s dates with her. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Wish You Were Here (2012)
Director: Kieran Darcy-Smith
Four friends go on vacation to Southeast Asia, but things take a turn for the worse when one of them goes missing. Soon, secrets leading up to the night of the disappearance are revealed. Filmed in multiple locations including Sihanoukville.

Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (2010)
Director: Luke Nguyen
Travel with Luke Nguyen, owner and chef of the Red Lantern restaurant in Sydney, as he takes a culinary trip through northern Vietnam, including the natural wonders of Ha Long Bay, the magnificent mountains of Sapa and more. Filmed in Vietnam.

Ocean Heaven (2010)
Director: Xiaolu Xue
When a father discovers that he is terminally ill, he becomes determined to teach his autistic son the life skills needed in order for him to live on his own. Originally titled Hai yang tian tang. Filmed in Longkou and Qing Dao.

Same Same But Different (2010)
Director: Detlev Buck
During a post-graduation summer trip to Cambodia, Benjamin Prüfer falls for Sreykeo Solvan. When he returns home to Germany, he discovers that Sreykeo is sick—and makes it his responsibility to save her. This film is based on a true story. Filmed in Cambodia, Germany and Malaysia.

I Come with the Rain (2009)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Kline, an ex–Los Angeles cop and now private eye, is hired to find the missing son of a powerful conglomerate boss. He meets up with a former coworker who now works for the Hong Kong police, and together they follow the faint trail of the missing son to a local gangster. Haunted by memories, Kline has a hard time focusing on his work in Hong Kong. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong, China and Los Angeles, California.

The Sea Wall (2009)
Director: Rithy Panh
An exasperated widow finds herself troubled when her adult children leave to find their independence; at the same time, she must try to erect a barrier against the sea to protect her rice fields from flooding. Originally titled Un barrage contre le Pacifique. Filmed in Cambodia.

Lust, Caution (2007)
Director: Ang Lee
After losing his wife, two sons and two other women, Old Wu is losing patience with his attempts to assassinate Yee, an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai. Old Wu enlists Kuang, Mak Tai Tai and their drama student friends, but the assassination does not happen. Years later, Mak Tai Tai meets Yee again, and this time she is determined to succeed. Originally titled Se, jie. Filmed in multiple locations throughout China and Malaysia.

Lu Cheng (2006)
Director: Yang Chao
Looking for meaning to their lives, two students journey across rural China with the hope of purchasing rare mushrooms to sell back home. Along the way, they are forced to decide whether to continue journeying or continue their education.

The World (2005)
Director: Zhangke Jia
The World, a theme park designed around scaled representations of the world’s famous landmarks, is seen through the eyes of a few of its staff. Originally titled Shijie. Filmed in Beijing.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Director: Beeban Kidron
This story picks up four weeks after the first film. Now that Bridget Jones is in love, she begins to question if what she has is everything she has dreamed of having. Filmed in multiple locations including Bangkok and Phuket.

Two Brothers (2004)
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
This film follows the adventures of twin tiger cubs that were born among the temple ruins of an exotic jungle. Separated as cubs, the two tigers meet up again years later, but as forced enemies. Originally titled Deux frères. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

City of Ghosts (2003)
Director: Matt Dillon
When an international scam in which a con man is involved goes sour, he flees to mysterious Southeast Asia to get his promised cut. Filmed in multiple locations including Cambodia and Bangkok, Thailand.

The Medallion (2003)
Director: Gordon Chan
While Hong Kong detective Eddie Yang is working with Interpol to catch international criminal Snakehead, he dies but is brought back to life when the two halves of an ancient medallion are joined together by a boy who is considered the chosen one. This medallion transforms Eddie into an immortal warrior. Filmed in multiple locations including Hong Kong, China; Dublin, Ireland; and Thailand.

The Samurai (2003)
Director: Tony Long
This documentary explores the extraordinary history of the samurai, one of the world’s most famous warrior classes, including their self-discipline, martial artistry and sacred rituals. Modern-day samurai share the ways of life in the Bushidō, while educators describe the momentous events in the centuries-long history of the samurai.

Daughter from Danang (2002)
Directors: Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco
This documentary tells the story of Heidi Bub (Mai Thi Hiep), one of thousands of orphans who were brought to the United States as part of Operation Babylift. Twenty-two years after being separated from her Vietnamese mother, Mai Thi Kim, and now married with kids and living in Tennessee, Heidi travels to Vietnam to meet her birth mother. Filmed in multiple locations including Da Nang.

Hero (2002)
Director: Zhang Yimou
Jet Li stars in this visually stunning masterpiece from the director of Raise the Red Lantern. Set in ancient feudal China, this simple tale is rendered in breathtaking color. Originally titled Ying xiong. Filmed in various locations throughout China.

The Quiet American (2002)
Director: Ph