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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Good Lord Bird (TV) (2020–)
Directors: Albert Hughes, Haifaa Al Mansour, Michael Nankin
Based on the book of the same name, this dramatic miniseries is told from the point of an enslaved boy who is part of a group of freedom fighters during the time of Bleeding Kansas, a historic era said to have fueled the American Civil War. Filmed in Virginia.

Rivers of Life: The Mississippi (2019)
Production Company: PBS Living
Using new technology and exclusive stories, this documentary explores the animals, landscapes and people who live alongside the Mississippi River.

Decoding the Driftless (2018)
Director: Jonas Stenstrom
The Driftless Area, located in the American Midwest, is a region that escaped the flattening effects of glaciation during the last ice age. Watch scientists and adventurers explore the fascinating features of this driftless “island.” And view rare aerial footage of the natural phenomena across steep, forested ridges and deeply carved river valleys. The documentary team takes you back 500 million years to learn how this region was formed and how it has changed over time. Filmed in multiple locations including La Crosse.

Journey Proud: Float Building (2016)
Production Company: PBS
See where floats are rebuilt and refurbished in this documentary that visits two Mardi Gras “float barns.” Learn how artists and designers work year-round to build the fantastical and functional works of art that define the parades of Mardi Gras.

Loving (2016)
Director: Jeff Nichols
This biopic tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a husband and wife who were arrested in the 1960s for their interracial marriage. Notable for portraying the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia, which struck down laws banning interracial marriages as violations of the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. Winner of 25 awards. Filmed in Virginia.

Mississippi Grind (2015)
Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Gerry, a gambler down on his luck, teams up with a magnetic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to turn his life around. Steeped in Southern atmosphere, this drama won two awards including recognition on the National Board of Review’s Top Ten Independent Films. Filmed in Dubuque, Memphis, New Orleans and St. Louis, among others.

New Orleans and the Mississippi River (2015)
Director: Larry Roussarie
This documentary explores the history and vitality of the port of New Orleans’s relationship with the body of water on which it was founded. Filmed in New Orleans.

Selma (2014)
Director: Ava DuVernay
This historical drama chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Notable for being the first feature film on the life of Dr. King and its meaningful documentation of a significant time in America’s civil rights movement. Winner of 59 awards. Filmed in Alabama and Georgia.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
Director: James Franco
Based on the novel by William Faulkner, this drama follows a poverty-stricken family as they transport their deceased matriarch’s body across Mississippi to honor her last wish to be buried with kinsfolk. Winner of two awards. Filmed in Mississippi.

Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story (2013)
Directors: Larkin McPhee, Barbara Coffin
This documentary explores the consequences of farming along the Mississippi River and emphasizes solutions for progress and positive change. Winner of three Upper Midwest Emmy Awards including for Best Documentary (Topical).

Lincoln (2012)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Focusing on President Abraham Lincoln’s final months in office, this historical drama highlights the obstacles Lincoln faced as he steadfastly attempted to emancipate slaves during the American Civil War. Winner of 109 awards including Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Production Design.

The Great Flood (2012)
Director: Bill Morrison
Filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and composer-guitarist Bill Frisell have created a compelling documentary about the Mississippi River Flood of 1927 that inundated 27,000 square miles from Illinois to Louisiana and left more than 1 million people homeless. They also explore the Great Migration, when millions of African Americans left the South to resettle in cities like Memphis and Chicago, taking with them jazz and blues music.

The Help (2011)
Director: Tate Taylor
Skeeter, an aspiring writer, returns home from college and decides to write a book about black women who have spent their lives taking care of privileged Southern families and the daily hardships they face. Notable for its all-star cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain, among others. Adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name, this drama won 80 awards including Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Spencer.

Freedom Riders (2010)
Director: Stanley Nelson
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson is based on Raymond Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. Winner of four awards including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming, and Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.

John Deere Country: Stories About the Folks Who Love John Deere (2009)
Director: Tom McComas
During the Great Depression, John Deere gave farmers extra time to pay for their purchases—and they have never forgotten. In this documentary, you will hear stories of how loyalty to John Deere has been passed from generation to generation, and watch as proudly driven John Deere tractors are thoughtfully restored.

Sugar (2009)
Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
At 19, Miguel “Sugar” Santos signs with Kansas City and ends up in Iowa on a Class A team called 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 this new world, he is faced with many challenges. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including the Dominican Republic.

Cadillac Records (2008)
Director: Darnell Martin
This biographical drama chronicles the life of Leonard Chess, a Polish-born Jewish immigrant who forged a successful career as an executive of a Chicago-based record company. Notable for its exploration of the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. Starring Adrien Brody, Beyoncé and Gabrielle Union, among others. Winner of seven awards. Filmed in Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Director: David Fincher
This emotionally rich drama recounts Benjamin Button’s extraordinary life of aging in reverse and his relationship with Daisy, the love of his life. Notable for its award-winning all-star cast, with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett playing the leading roles. Winner of 84 awards including Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. Filmed in New Orleans and a number of other locations.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)
Director: Spike Lee
This documentary highlights the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the indomitable spirit of Orleanians. Winner of eight awards including three Primetime Emmy Awards. Filmed in New Orleans.

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Director: Robert Altman
This comedy drama is a fictional representation of the public radio show of the same name. With the show’s theater scheduled for demolition, the regulars prepare for their final broadcast while “the Axeman” has been dispatched to determine whether or not to save the show. Winner of five awards. Filmed in St. Paul.

All the King’s Men (2006)
Director: Steven Zaillian
Based on the novel of the same name by Robert Penn Warren, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his portrayal of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political figure loosely based on former Louisiana governor Huey Long. The 1949 version of this film won an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

It’s Happiness: A Polka Documentary (2006)
Director: Craig DiBiase
This documentary shows the dedication of polka people striving to stay young through dance and the specific role they play in the polka scene. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including La Crosse.

Slavery and the Making of America (TV) (2005)
Directors: Leslie D. Farrell, Chana Gazit, Dante James, Gail Pellett
This four-part documentary traverses the history of African slavery in the United States. Winner of a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming (Long Form). Filmed in multiple locations in the South including Natchez.

Long Way Round (TV) (2004)
Directors: David Alexanian, Russ Malkin
In this documentary, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel the world via motorcycles. Equipped with onboard cameras and one ride-along cameraman, the two embark on a journey spanning more than 20,000 miles from London to New York. Filmed in multiple locations including Calgary, London and Luxembourg.

The Ladykillers (2004)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Professor Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr (Tom Hanks) rents a room from an elderly widow, Mrs. Marva Munson (Irma P. Hall), with the intent to rob a nearby riverboat casino by digging a tunnel from the basement to the riverboat’s vault. Winner of six awards including a Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Comedic Performance for Hall. Filmed in Natchez.

The World’s Greatest Fair (2004)
Directors: Scott Huegerich, Bob Miano
Watch the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, come to life. This feature-length, high-definition documentary shares footage of never-before-seen images, interviews with historians and firsthand accounts of the historic day.

Cold Mountain (2003)
Director: Anthony Minghella
Based on the novel by Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War. Winner of 20 awards; for her performance in a supporting role, Renée Zellweger won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award. Filmed in multiple locations including the Carolinas and Virginia.

A Death in the Family (2002)
Director: Gilbert Cates
This PBS Masterpiece drama is an adaptation of James Agee’s novel of the same name. A family that once lived an idyllic life finds itself struggling after the unexpected death of its patriarch. Filmed in Tennessee.

Mark Twain (2002)
Production Company: PBS
Through this biopic, Ken Burns captures the public and private life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, more widely known as Mark Twain. Discover how a young boy from the backwoods of Missouri grew up to become one of America’s best-known—and perhaps best-loved—authors.

Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Hockey Team (TV) (2001)
Writer: Bernard Goldberg
Liev Schreiber narrates this documentary about the “Miracle on Ice.” It was the medal-round game of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and the US Olympic hockey team found itself face-to-face with the Soviet Union’s legendary Red Army hockey team for a chance at gold. See live footage from the game and watch interviews with team members. Filmed in Minneapolis and Lake Placid.

Herman USA (2001)
Director: Bill Semans
This romantic comedy features a farming community in Herman, Minnesota, overflowing with unmarried, middle-aged men tired of living alone. When the men organize a festival, they are pleasantly surprised when hundreds of women arrive. Filmed in Minnesota.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
When convicts Everett, Delmar and Pete escape their chain gang, they have one thing on their minds: to find the treasure Everett claims to have buried from an armored truck robbery. Notable for its all-star cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, John Goodman and Holly Hunter, among others. This modern satire, loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, incorporates mythology from the American South. Winner of multiple awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for Clooney. Filmed in Vicksburg and many other locations.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (2000)
Director: Ross Spears
Part three of this documentary series, “Let Freedom Ring,” shares the history of Southern literature from the civil rights movement until the present. Features writers Larry Brown, Ernest J. Gaines, Alex Haley, Alice Walker and others.

The Mississippi: River of Song (TV) (1999–)
Production Company: PBS
Created for public television and radio, this Smithsonian Institution series explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the 20th century. Intimate discussions and live performances with musicians along the Mississippi River show how music has flourished from northern Minnesota to New Orleans. After five years of research and planning, a Smithsonian production team spent 12 weeks on location in 1997, traveling 12,000 miles in river country and filming 200 hours of original material. A total of 50 acts and more than 500 musicians were recorded in 30 towns and cities, in all 10 states along the Mississippi.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1999)
Director: Ross Spears
Part two of this documentary series, “Prophets and Poets,” shares the history of Southern literature from 1940 until the civil rights movement. Features writers Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty and others.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998)
Directors: Ross Spears, Devorah Cutler
Part one of this documentary series, “Tell About the South,” shares the history of modern Southern literature before World War II. Features writers William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Thomas Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, Tennessee Williams and others.

The Waterboy (1998)
Director: Frank Coraci
Robert “Bobby” Boucher, Jr., is a water boy for the South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs. When Coach Klein discovers Bobby’s football skills, Bobby becomes a feared linebacker and the Mud Dogs go on a winning streak. The vibrant Cajun, Creole and French cultures are highlighted in this comedy that won six awards. Filmed in Florida.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Director: Rob Reiner
This biographical courtroom drama is based on the trial of Byron De La Beckwith for the assassination of African American civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez.

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV) (1995)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
This biographical drama tells the life story of Huey P. Long (John Goodman), a Louisiana politician whose nickname was “the Kingfish.” The story, told in flashbacks, chronicles Long’s rise from his simple beginnings to his political power and assassination. Winner of three awards. Filmed in Baton Rouge.

Tom and Huck (1995)
Director: Peter Hewitt
After friends Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn witness a murder over a treasure map, they embark on a journey in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime. This film was adapted from the original 1960 version, which has since been remade three times. Winner of one award. Filmed in Alabama.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Director: Neil Jordan
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Anne Rice, who also penned the screenplay, this all-star fantasy-drama recounts the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a nearly two-century-old vampire plagued by merciless betrayals, extreme solitude and unquenched thirst. Winner of 21 awards including BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Filmed in New Orleans, Shreveport and Vacherie, among several other locations.

Civil War Journal (TV) (1993–)
Directors: Donna E. Lusitana, Craig Haffner, Yann Debonne
This documentary brings to life the American Civil War through historic photos, maps and slow-motion video. Stories are shared through interviews with descendants of the war’s survivors, park rangers and respected historians to help viewers understand the Civil War from different perspectives.

America Comes to Graceland (1993)
Director: J. D. Hansen
Tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland in this documentary. Hosts Lisa Hartman Black and Mac Davis discuss Elvis’s life and music with his friends and members of the music industry including Elton John, John Denver, Travis Tritt and more. Filmed in Memphis.

Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Director: Donald Petrie
Widowers John Gustafson (Jack Lemmon) and Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) have been at odds with each other for more than 50 years. When Ariel (Ann-Margret) moves in across the street, John and Max vie for her attention. This romantic comedy was a BMI Film & TV Awards winner. Filmed in multiple locations including Red Wing and St. Paul.

The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
Director: Stephen Sommers
In this adventure film, Huck Finn’s life is changed forever when he leaves home, meets runaway slave Jim and embarks on a voyage down the Mississippi River. The original adaptation of this film was released in 1939 and starred up-and-comer Mickey Rooney. Since that time, it has been remade more than 20 times. Filmed in Natchez.

JFK (1991)
Director: Oliver Stone
New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison is not convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes—the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Oswald and the shooting of Oswald by Ruby. Garrison assembles a team to conduct his own investigation despite backlash from government and political figures. This drama won 19 awards including Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing. Filmed in New Orleans and six other locations.

The Civil War (1990)
Director: Ken Burns
This nine-episode documentary traces the course of the American Civil War, from the causes of the war to the battles, and the generals and soldiers to the grief of families at home. Winner of multiple awards including a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Mini-Series.

Blaze (1989)
Director: Ron Shelton
This award-winning biographical drama looks at the life of Earl Long, the aging wheeling-and-dealing governor of Louisiana. Winner of the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Award in Theatrical Releases. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Field of Dreams (1989)
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Adapted from W. P. Kinsella’s novel Shoeless Joe, this drama explores themes of faith, family and healing through Ray Kinsella’s journey into the past. Notable for its entry into the United States National Film Registry for its cultural and historic significance. Starring Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, this family drama was nominated for numerous awards including Best Picture at the 62nd Academy Awards. Filmed in Dubuque, among many other locations.

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (TV) (1989)
Directors: Gary Giddins, Kendrick Simmons
Louis Armstrong’s life and profound trumpet career, which revolutionized the world of music, epitomize the American success story. This documentary features interviews and classic performances from 1932 to the late 1960s.

Mississippi Burning (1988)
Director: Alan Parker
When three civil rights workers go missing in a Mississippi town while organizing a voter registry for African Americans, two FBI agents are sent to investigate. This film is loosely based on the 1964 Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner murder investigation in Mississippi. Winner of 17 awards including an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Filmed in Vicksburg, among multiple other locations.

Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
Director: Glen Pitre
Set in 1859, this historical drama features Belizaire Breaux, a village healer who finds himself entangled in the conflicts between Cajuns and the new Anglophone arrivals to Southwest Louisiana. Filmed in Louisiana.

Crossroads (1986)
Director: Walter Hill
Eugene Martone is studying classical guitar at the Juilliard School of performing arts when he becomes fascinated by Robert Johnson, a blues musician surrounded by myth and legend. This film was written by John Fusco as an assignment for a master class led by screenwriting giants Waldo Salt and Ring Lardner, Jr., at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Notable for an original score featuring guitarists Ry Cooder and Steve Vai, and harmonicist Sonny Terry. Winner of the Georges Delerue Prize for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design at the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez and Vicksburg.

Down by Law (1986)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
After being framed for crimes they did not commit, two men find themselves sharing a cell with an eccentric Italian named Roberto who knows how to escape. A notable element in this film is the slow-moving camerawork, which captures the architecture of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. This black-and-white comedic crime drama won four awards including the Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film. Filmed in New Orleans.

The Big Easy (1986)
Director: Jim McBride
Remy McSwain, a New Orleans police lieutenant in the corrupt homicide division, becomes the target of the righteous district attorney while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders. Well-known locations within the city of New Orleans help set the mood of the film. Starring Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin, this neo-noir comedy won multiple awards including the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. Filmed in New Orleans.

The Color Purple (1985)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Based on the 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker (1983 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction), this drama follows a young black Southern woman who finds her identity and independence after years of abuse by her husband. Winner of 14 awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for Whoopi Goldberg. Filmed in California and North Carolina.

The River Rat (1984)
Director: Thomas Rickman
Billy has served more than a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit. When he returns home, he is determined to build a relationship with his teenage daughter, Jonsy, while they restore a boat named The River Rat. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

When the Music’s Over (1982)
Director: Chris Balton
This documentary features musical legends from the 1950s to the 1970s: Sam Cook, Bill Haley, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and others. Though their departure from the limelight was sudden and premature, their legacy has withstood the test of time. Filmed in multiple locations including La Crosse.

Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
Director: Michael Apted
This biopic explores legendary country singer Loretta Lynn’s rise from a poor upbringing in the South to worldwide acclaim. The critically praised film won Best Actress in a Leading Role (for Sissy Spacek’s portrayal of Lynn) and received seven nominations (including for Best Picture) at the 53rd Academy Awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

The Blues Brothers (1980)
Director: John Landis
With his recent release from prison, Jake Blues reunites with his brother, Elwood, and the two put together their old band to raise money to help the orphanage where they were raised. Winner of the MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing (Effects/Foley). Filmed in California and Illinois.

Hard Times (1975)
Director: Walter Hill
A tough, evocative crime drama about a drifter and fighter named Chaney (Charles Bronson). Looking to make money during the Depression, Chaney teams up with illegal street fight promoter Speed (James Coburn). The two travel to New Orleans, where the majority of the movie was filmed. The setting was described by critic Pauline Kael as “elaborate period recreations that seem almost to be there for their own sake.”

The Glass Menagerie (TV) (1973)
Director: Anthony Harvey
Based on Tennessee Williams’s 1944 play of the same name, the original film adaptation was released in 1950 and has since been remade seven times. In this made-for-television version, Tom Wingfield feels trapped in an uninspiring job and from living in a cramped apartment with his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Notable for Katharine Hepburn’s outstanding performance in her first appearance on television. Winner of four awards. Filmed in California.

Look Homeward, Angel (TV) (1972)
Director: Paul Bogart
This coming-of-age drama is based on Thomas Wolfe’s autobiographical novel of the same name. The film centers on Eugene Gant, a restless young man who desperately wants to leave his small town in the mountains of North Carolina to search for a better life elsewhere.

The New Land (1972)
Director: Jan Troell
This western is the sequel to The Emigrants. While Karl Oskar is setting up his family’s homestead, his brother, Robert, is already dreaming of striking it big in the California gold rush. Winner of nine awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film (Foreign Language). Originally titled Nybyggarna.

Great Performances: Life on the Mississippi (1971–)
Director: Peter H. Hunt
This Great Performances made-for-television feature film is based, in part, on Mark Twain’s 1883 book of the same name. Notable for its portrayal of the Mississippi River. Filmed in Illinois.

The Emigrants (1971)
Director: Jan Troell
Finding it nearly impossible to make a living off the land in mid-19th-century Sweden, Kristina and Karl Oskar, along with other members of their family, decide to emigrate to the US. This drama won five awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film (Foreign Language). Originally titled Utvandrarna. Filmed in Sweden and Minnesota.

The Reivers (1969)
Director: Mark Rydell
An adaptation of William Faulkner’s novel The Reivers, a Reminiscence. Set in turn-of-the-century Mississippi, this Technicolor film follows an 11-year-old boy who comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures. Filmed in Mississippi.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
This drama is an adaptation of the 1940 novel of the same name and focuses on the human connections that John Singer, a deaf man, forms with the people he meets in a small Southern town. Winner of three awards. Filmed in Alabama.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Director: Norman Jewison
Based on John Ball’s 1965 novel of the same name, this film centers on Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a top homicide detective from Philadelphia who is arrested by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) for the murder of a wealthy industrialist while in Sparta, Mississippi. Winner of 22 awards including Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger’s performance. Filmed in California, Illinois and Tennessee.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Director: Norman Jewison
A young, handsome poker player named Eric Stoner (Steve McQueen), “the Kid,” travels from game to game and girl to girl. When he is pitted against a legendary champion, the Kid finds himself in a high-stakes poker game. Notable for its all-star cast: Ann-Margret, Karl Malden and Edward G. Robinson, among others. For her portrayal of Lady Fingers, Joan Blondell was named Best Supporting Actress by the National Board of Review. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

The Music Man (1962)
Director: Morton DaCosta
Based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, this highly acclaimed film is about traveling salesman Harold Hill, who poses as a music professor to convince the locals of River City, Iowa, to invest in a boys’ marching band. Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural and historic significance. Winner of six awards including an Academy Award for Best Music (Scoring of Music—Adaptation or Treatment). Filmed in California.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Director: Robert Mulligan
Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book; set in the Old Monroe County Courthouse, one of the most historic in the South. Winner of 13 awards including an Academy Award for Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium). Filmed in California and Alabama.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, who also cowrote the screenplay with Gore Vidal, this acclaimed film is notable for its groundbreaking subject matter and all-star cast including Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift. Set inside a Southern Gothic New Orleans mansion, this mystery thriller won multiple awards. For Taylor’s portrayal of emotionally fragile Catherine Holly, the film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama). It is also one of only five films to have received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
Director: Martin Ritt
This American drama, loosely based on the novel of the same name by William Faulkner, centers around the Compsons, a once wealthy, respectable Southern family dealing with losses of faith and fortunes. Notable for its all-star cast including Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton and Stuart Whitman. Filmed in California and Louisiana.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Director: Richard Brooks
A film adaptation by Richard Brooks and James Poe of the Pulitzer Prize–winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. One of the top 10 box office hits of 1958, the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe Awards.

King Creole (1958)
Director: Michael Curtiz
This musical drama centers on Danny Fisher, a rebellious high school student who supports his sister and unemployed father. In order to make ends meet, Danny takes a job as a singer at a nightclub. When a local gang boss hears Danny, he insists that Danny sing at his nightclub. Starring Elvis Presley in the lead role and shot in black and white in New Orleans to give the streets their film noir appearance.

The Buccaneer (1958)
Director: Anthony Quinn
An adventure drama about Jean Lafitte, a buccaneer who lives on an island near the city of New Orleans. Set during the War of 1812, a British fleet is due to arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take New Orleans. When Lafitte discovers that the island he lives on is strategically important for both the Americans and the British, he finds himself torn between which country to give his allegiance. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Director: Martin Ritt
After Ben Quick is accused of arson and kicked out of town, he eventually makes his way to a small town in Mississippi. There, he finds work as a sharecropper for wealthy Will Varner. Seeing himself in Ben, Varner does everything he can so Ben will become a part of the family and carry on the Varner name. Starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, who made their joint cinematic debut in this film. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and listed among the National Board of Review’s 1958 Top Ten Films. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge.

Baby Doll (1956)
Director: Elia Kazan
Adapted from Tennessee Williams’s one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, this Southern drama centers on a feud between two rival cotton gin owners in rural Mississippi and the marriage of Baby Doll (Carroll Baker) and Archie Lee Meighan. This film won three awards including Golden Globe Awards for Best Director in Motion Picture and New Star of the Year (Actress) for Baker. Filmed in Mississippi and California.

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
Director: Norman Foster
Davy Crockett and his friend George approach Mike Fink, the self-proclaimed “King of the River,” for passage downriver on Fink’s keelboat. When they refuse to pay his toll, Fink instead proposes a boat race. This comedic adventure is notable for its portrayal of the Mississippi River. Filmed in Illinois.

The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
Director: Harmon Jones
A biographical drama about Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jerome Herman “Dizzy” Dean. Follow his story from a small town in the Ozarks to the World Series as a St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and his entry into broadcasting as a radio sportscaster.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Director: Elia Kazan
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, who also cowrote the screenplay, this drama portrays Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois, a mentally frayed high school English teacher whose family property was taken over by creditors. Blanche decides to move to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), and brother-in-law, Stanley (Marlon Brando). This drama won 17 awards including an Academy Award for Best Actress presented to Leigh. Filmed in New Orleans.

Show Boat (1951)
Director: George Sidney
Based on the stage musical of the same name. When the stars of the Cotton Blossom showboat are forced to leave after someone reports their interracial marriage to the local police, the captain’s daughter, Magnolia, becomes the new showboat attraction. Filmed in Technicolor, The New York Times wrote a rave review noting that no previous screen version of the musical had ever been presented “in anything like the visual splendor and richness of musical score as are tastefully brought together in this brilliant re-creation of the show.” This musical drama was a Photoplay Awards winner. Filmed in Natchez.

Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Director: Clarence Brown
This dramatic film is set in rural Mississippi in the 1940s. When Lucas Beauchamp, a respectable, wealthy black man, is accused of murdering a white man and jailed, he proves his innocence with the help of an elderly woman and two teenage boys. Winner of two awards including a BAFTA Award. Filmed in Mississippi.

State Fair (1945)
Director: Walter Lang
An adaptation of the 1933 film of the same name featuring original music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This American musical centers on the Frakes, an Iowa farming family preparing for their annual summer getaway to the State Fair. Notable for its casting of Dick Haymes and Vivian Blaine, well-known big band singers of the time. Academy Award winner for Best Music (Song). Filmed in California.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Deemed “culturally significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, this musical tells the story of the Smith family in the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. Notable for the outstanding performances of Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien. This Technicolor film won six awards including a special award (Outstanding Child Actress of 1944) presented to O’Brien at the 17th Academy Awards.

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Director: John Cromwell
This historical drama follows the life of Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln leaves home for the first time and settles in New Salem, he finds love and loss with Ann Rutledge; makes a name for himself; and meets and marries Mary Todd. Since its original release, the film has been remade seven times. Filmed in Oregon.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Director: Charles Reisner
This drama centers on William Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton), the effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain who comes to join his father’s crew. Filmed on the west bank of the Sacramento River, just across from the junction with the American River. There, near the California capitol, three blocks of city sets were built for the mythical town of River Junction, Mississippi. Included in 2000 among the 500 movies nominated for the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 funniest American movies.

Mississippi Grind (2015)
Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Gerry, a gambler down on his luck, teams up with a magnetic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to turn his life around. Steeped in Southern atmosphere, this drama won two awards including recognition on the National Board of Review’s Top Ten Independent Films. Filmed in Dubuque, Memphis, New Orleans and St. Louis, among others.

Lincoln (2012)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Focusing on President Abraham Lincoln’s final months in office, this historical drama highlights the obstacles Lincoln faced as he steadfastly attempted to emancipate slaves during the American Civil War. Winner of 109 awards including Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Production Design.

John Deere Country: Stories About the Folks Who Love John Deere (2009)
Director: Tom McComas
During the Great Depression, John Deere gave farmers extra time to pay for their purchases—and they have never forgotten. In this documentary, you will hear stories of how loyalty to John Deere has been passed from generation to generation, and watch as proudly driven John Deere tractors are thoughtfully restored.

Sugar (2009)
Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
At 19, Miguel “Sugar” Santos signs with Kansas City and ends up in Iowa on a Class A team called 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 this new world, he is faced with many challenges. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including the Dominican Republic.

Cadillac Records (2008)
Director: Darnell Martin
This biographical drama chronicles the life of Leonard Chess, a Polish-born Jewish immigrant who forged a successful career as an executive of a Chicago-based record company. Notable for its exploration of the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. Starring Adrien Brody, Beyoncé and Gabrielle Union, among others. Winner of seven awards. Filmed in Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey.

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Director: Robert Altman
This comedy drama is a fictional representation of the public radio show of the same name. With the show’s theater scheduled for demolition, the regulars prepare for their final broadcast while “the Axeman” has been dispatched to determine whether or not to save the show. Winner of five awards. Filmed in St. Paul.

It’s Happiness: A Polka Documentary (2006)
Director: Craig DiBiase
This documentary shows the dedication of polka people striving to stay young through dance and the specific role they play in the polka scene. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including La Crosse.

Long Way Round (TV) (2004)
Directors: David Alexanian, Russ Malkin
In this documentary, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel the world via motorcycles. Equipped with onboard cameras and one ride-along cameraman, the two embark on a journey spanning more than 20,000 miles from London to New York. Filmed in multiple locations including Calgary, London and Luxembourg.

The World’s Greatest Fair (2004)
Directors: Scott Huegerich, Bob Miano
Watch the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, come to life. This feature-length, high-definition documentary shares footage of never-before-seen images, interviews with historians and firsthand accounts of the historic day.

Mark Twain (2002)
Production Company: PBS
Through this biopic, Ken Burns captures the public and private life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, more widely known as Mark Twain. Discover how a young boy from the backwoods of Missouri grew up to become one of America’s best-known—and perhaps best-loved—authors.

Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Hockey Team (TV) (2001)
Writer: Bernard Goldberg
Liev Schreiber narrates this documentary about the “Miracle on Ice.” It was the medal-round game of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and the US Olympic hockey team found itself face-to-face with the Soviet Union’s legendary Red Army hockey team for a chance at gold. See live footage from the game and watch interviews with team members. Filmed in Minneapolis and Lake Placid.

Herman USA (2001)
Director: Bill Semans
This romantic comedy features a farming community in Herman, Minnesota, overflowing with unmarried, middle-aged men tired of living alone. When the men organize a festival, they are pleasantly surprised when hundreds of women arrive. Filmed in Minnesota.

Tom and Huck (1995)
Director: Peter Hewitt
After friends Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn witness a murder over a treasure map, they embark on a journey in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime. This film was adapted from the original 1960 version, which has since been remade three times. Winner of one award. Filmed in Alabama.

Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Director: Donald Petrie
Widowers John Gustafson (Jack Lemmon) and Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) have been at odds with each other for more than 50 years. When Ariel (Ann-Margret) moves in across the street, John and Max vie for her attention. This romantic comedy was a BMI Film & TV Awards winner. Filmed in multiple locations including Red Wing and St. Paul.

The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
Director: Stephen Sommers
In this adventure film, Huck Finn’s life is changed forever when he leaves home, meets runaway slave Jim and embarks on a voyage down the Mississippi River. The original adaptation of this film was released in 1939 and starred up-and-comer Mickey Rooney. Since that time, it has been remade more than 20 times. Filmed in Natchez.

Field of Dreams (1989)
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Adapted from W. P. Kinsella’s novel Shoeless Joe, this drama explores themes of faith, family and healing through Ray Kinsella’s journey into the past. Notable for its entry into the United States National Film Registry for its cultural and historic significance. Starring Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, this family drama was nominated for numerous awards including Best Picture at the 62nd Academy Awards. Filmed in Dubuque, among many other locations.

When the Music’s Over (1982)
Director: Chris Balton
This documentary features musical legends from the 1950s to the 1970s: Sam Cook, Bill Haley, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and others. Though their departure from the limelight was sudden and premature, their legacy has withstood the test of time. Filmed in multiple locations including La Crosse.

The Blues Brothers (1980)
Director: John Landis
With his recent release from prison, Jake Blues reunites with his brother, Elwood, and the two put together their old band to raise money to help the orphanage where they were raised. Winner of the MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing (Effects/Foley). Filmed in California and Illinois.

The Glass Menagerie (TV) (1973)
Director: Anthony Harvey
Based on Tennessee Williams’s 1944 play of the same name, the original film adaptation was released in 1950 and has since been remade seven times. In this made-for-television version, Tom Wingfield feels trapped in an uninspiring job and from living in a cramped apartment with his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Notable for Katharine Hepburn’s outstanding performance in her first appearance on television. Winner of four awards. Filmed in California.

The New Land (1972)
Director: Jan Troell
This western is the sequel to The Emigrants. While Karl Oskar is setting up his family’s homestead, his brother, Robert, is already dreaming of striking it big in the California gold rush. Winner of nine awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film (Foreign Language). Originally titled Nybyggarna.

Great Performances: Life on the Mississippi (1971–)
Director: Peter H. Hunt
This Great Performances made-for-television feature film is based, in part, on Mark Twain’s 1883 book of the same name. Notable for its portrayal of the Mississippi River. Filmed in Illinois.

The Emigrants (1971)
Director: Jan Troell
Finding it nearly impossible to make a living off the land in mid-19th-century Sweden, Kristina and Karl Oskar, along with other members of their family, decide to emigrate to the US. This drama won five awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film (Foreign Language). Originally titled Utvandrarna. Filmed in Sweden and Minnesota.

The Music Man (1962)
Director: Morton DaCosta
Based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, this highly acclaimed film is about traveling salesman Harold Hill, who poses as a music professor to convince the locals of River City, Iowa, to invest in a boys’ marching band. Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural and historic significance. Winner of six awards including an Academy Award for Best Music (Scoring of Music—Adaptation or Treatment). Filmed in California.

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
Director: Norman Foster
Davy Crockett and his friend George approach Mike Fink, the self-proclaimed “King of the River,” for passage downriver on Fink’s keelboat. When they refuse to pay his toll, Fink instead proposes a boat race. This comedic adventure is notable for its portrayal of the Mississippi River. Filmed in Illinois.

The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
Director: Harmon Jones
A biographical drama about Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jerome Herman “Dizzy” Dean. Follow his story from a small town in the Ozarks to the World Series as a St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and his entry into broadcasting as a radio sportscaster.

State Fair (1945)
Director: Walter Lang
An adaptation of the 1933 film of the same name featuring original music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This American musical centers on the Frakes, an Iowa farming family preparing for their annual summer getaway to the State Fair. Notable for its casting of Dick Haymes and Vivian Blaine, well-known big band singers of the time. Academy Award winner for Best Music (Song). Filmed in California.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Deemed “culturally significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, this musical tells the story of the Smith family in the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. Notable for the outstanding performances of Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien. This Technicolor film won six awards including a special award (Outstanding Child Actress of 1944) presented to O’Brien at the 17th Academy Awards.

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Director: John Cromwell
This historical drama follows the life of Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln leaves home for the first time and settles in New Salem, he finds love and loss with Ann Rutledge; makes a name for himself; and meets and marries Mary Todd. Since its original release, the film has been remade seven times. Filmed in Oregon.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Good Lord Bird (TV) (2020–)
Directors: Albert Hughes, Haifaa Al Mansour, Michael Nankin
Based on the book of the same name, this dramatic miniseries is told from the point of an enslaved boy who is part of a group of freedom fighters during the time of Bleeding Kansas, a historic era said to have fueled the American Civil War. Filmed in Virginia.

Rivers of Life: The Mississippi (2019)
Production Company: PBS Living
Using new technology and exclusive stories, this documentary explores the animals, landscapes and people who live alongside the Mississippi River.

Decoding the Driftless (2018)
Director: Jonas Stenstrom
The Driftless Area, located in the American Midwest, is a region that escaped the flattening effects of glaciation during the last ice age. Watch scientists and adventurers explore the fascinating features of this driftless “island.” And view rare aerial footage of the natural phenomena across steep, forested ridges and deeply carved river valleys. The documentary team takes you back 500 million years to learn how this region was formed and how it has changed over time. Filmed in multiple locations including La Crosse.

Journey Proud: Float Building (2016)
Production Company: PBS
See where floats are rebuilt and refurbished in this documentary that visits two Mardi Gras “float barns.” Learn how artists and designers work year-round to build the fantastical and functional works of art that define the parades of Mardi Gras.

Loving (2016)
Director: Jeff Nichols
This biopic tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a husband and wife who were arrested in the 1960s for their interracial marriage. Notable for portraying the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia, which struck down laws banning interracial marriages as violations of the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. Winner of 25 awards. Filmed in Virginia.

New Orleans and the Mississippi River (2015)
Director: Larry Roussarie
This documentary explores the history and vitality of the port of New Orleans’s relationship with the body of water on which it was founded. Filmed in New Orleans.

Selma (2014)
Director: Ava DuVernay
This historical drama chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Notable for being the first feature film on the life of Dr. King and its meaningful documentation of a significant time in America’s civil rights movement. Winner of 59 awards. Filmed in Alabama and Georgia.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
Director: Steve McQueen
An adaptation of the 1853 memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, this award-winning biographical period drama takes a sobering look at slavery in the United States. Notable for its all-star cast featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti and Brad Pitt. Winner of 240 awards; an Academy Award for Best Picture and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Drama) are among its many honors. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
Director: James Franco
Based on the novel by William Faulkner, this drama follows a poverty-stricken family as they transport their deceased matriarch’s body across Mississippi to honor her last wish to be buried with kinsfolk. Winner of two awards. Filmed in Mississippi.

Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story (2013)
Directors: Larkin McPhee, Barbara Coffin
This documentary explores the consequences of farming along the Mississippi River and emphasizes solutions for progress and positive change. Winner of three Upper Midwest Emmy Awards including for Best Documentary (Topical).

Django Unchained (2012)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Set in 1858, freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), from a Mississippi plantation owner with the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Winner of 58 awards in addition to an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

The Great Flood (2012)
Director: Bill Morrison
Filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and composer-guitarist Bill Frisell have created a compelling documentary about the Mississippi River Flood of 1927 that inundated 27,000 square miles from Illinois to Louisiana and left more than 1 million people homeless. They also explore the Great Migration, when millions of African Americans left the South to resettle in cities like Memphis and Chicago, taking with them jazz and blues music.

The Help (2011)
Director: Tate Taylor
Skeeter, an aspiring writer, returns home from college and decides to write a book about black women who have spent their lives taking care of privileged Southern families and the daily hardships they face. Notable for its all-star cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain, among others. Adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name, this drama won 80 awards including Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Spencer.

Freedom Riders (2010)
Director: Stanley Nelson
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson is based on Raymond Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. Winner of four awards including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming, and Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Director: David Fincher
This emotionally rich drama recounts Benjamin Button’s extraordinary life of aging in reverse and his relationship with Daisy, the love of his life. Notable for its award-winning all-star cast, with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett playing the leading roles. Winner of 84 awards including Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. Filmed in New Orleans and a number of other locations.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)
Director: Spike Lee
This documentary highlights the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the indomitable spirit of Orleanians. Winner of eight awards including three Primetime Emmy Awards. Filmed in New Orleans.

All the King’s Men (2006)
Director: Steven Zaillian
Based on the novel of the same name by Robert Penn Warren, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his portrayal of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political figure loosely based on former Louisiana governor Huey Long. The 1949 version of this film won an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Slavery and the Making of America (TV) (2005)
Directors: Leslie D. Farrell, Chana Gazit, Dante James, Gail Pellett
This four-part documentary traverses the history of African slavery in the United States. Winner of a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming (Long Form). Filmed in multiple locations in the South including Natchez.

The Ladykillers (2004)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Professor Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr (Tom Hanks) rents a room from an elderly widow, Mrs. Marva Munson (Irma P. Hall), with the intent to rob a nearby riverboat casino by digging a tunnel from the basement to the riverboat’s vault. Winner of six awards including a Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Comedic Performance for Hall. Filmed in Natchez.

Cold Mountain (2003)
Director: Anthony Minghella
Based on the novel by Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War. Winner of 20 awards; for her performance in a supporting role, Renée Zellweger won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award. Filmed in multiple locations including the Carolinas and Virginia.

A Death in the Family (2002)
Director: Gilbert Cates
This PBS Masterpiece drama is an adaptation of James Agee’s novel of the same name. A family that once lived an idyllic life finds itself struggling after the unexpected death of its patriarch. Filmed in Tennessee.

Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000)
Director: Pat Mire
This documentary traces the history of the Acadian people (present-day Cajuns) from France to Nova Scotia to southern Louisiana and explores how they have maintained their identity and language over time.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
When convicts Everett, Delmar and Pete escape their chain gang, they have one thing on their minds: to find the treasure Everett claims to have buried from an armored truck robbery. Notable for its all-star cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, John Goodman and Holly Hunter, among others. This modern satire, loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, incorporates mythology from the American South. Winner of multiple awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for Clooney. Filmed in Vicksburg and many other locations.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (2000)
Director: Ross Spears
Part three of this documentary series, “Let Freedom Ring,” shares the history of Southern literature from the civil rights movement until the present. Features writers Larry Brown, Ernest J. Gaines, Alex Haley, Alice Walker and others.

The Mississippi: River of Song (TV) (1999–)
Production Company: PBS
Created for public television and radio, this Smithsonian Institution series explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the 20th century. Intimate discussions and live performances with musicians along the Mississippi River show how music has flourished from northern Minnesota to New Orleans. After five years of research and planning, a Smithsonian production team spent 12 weeks on location in 1997, traveling 12,000 miles in river country and filming 200 hours of original material. A total of 50 acts and more than 500 musicians were recorded in 30 towns and cities, in all 10 states along the Mississippi.

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Director: Joseph Sargent
This drama is adapted from the novel of the same name. When an African American man is wrongly accused of killing a white man and is sentenced to die, a local schoolteacher visits him every day to reaffirm that he is a man of dignity. Winner of 12 awards. Filmed in Louisiana.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1999)
Director: Ross Spears
Part two of this documentary series, “Prophets and Poets,” shares the history of Southern literature from 1940 until the civil rights movement. Features writers Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty and others.

The Green Mile (1999)
Director: Frank Darabont
Based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Stephen King, this film centers on Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a death row supervisor at Cold Mountain Penitentiary in Louisiana who discovers one of the prisoners possesses inexplicable healing abilities. Winner of 15 awards including the Political Film Society Award for Human Rights. Filmed in North Carolina and Tennessee, among multiple other locations.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998)
Directors: Ross Spears, Devorah Cutler
Part one of this documentary series, “Tell About the South,” shares the history of modern Southern literature before World War II. Features writers William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Thomas Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, Tennessee Williams and others.

The Waterboy (1998)
Director: Frank Coraci
Robert “Bobby” Boucher, Jr., is a water boy for the South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs. When Coach Klein discovers Bobby’s football skills, Bobby becomes a feared linebacker and the Mud Dogs go on a winning streak. The vibrant Cajun, Creole and French cultures are highlighted in this comedy that won six awards. Filmed in Florida.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Director: Rob Reiner
This biographical courtroom drama is based on the trial of Byron De La Beckwith for the assassination of African American civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez.

Dead Man Walking (1995)
Director: Tim Robbins
Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), a convicted murderer on death row, seeks the help of Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) with his final appeal. Winner of 23 awards including an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Sarandon’s performance. Filmed in Angola prison, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, among multiple other locations.

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV) (1995)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
This biographical drama tells the life story of Huey P. Long (John Goodman), a Louisiana politician whose nickname was “the Kingfish.” The story, told in flashbacks, chronicles Long’s rise from his simple beginnings to his political power and assassination. Winner of three awards. Filmed in Baton Rouge.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Director: Neil Jordan
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Anne Rice, who also penned the screenplay, this all-star fantasy-drama recounts the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a nearly two-century-old vampire plagued by merciless betrayals, extreme solitude and unquenched thirst. Winner of 21 awards including BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Filmed in New Orleans, Shreveport and Vacherie, among several other locations.

Civil War Journal (TV) (1993–)
Directors: Donna E. Lusitana, Craig Haffner, Yann Debonne
This documentary brings to life the American Civil War through historic photos, maps and slow-motion video. Stories are shared through interviews with descendants of the war’s survivors, park rangers and respected historians to help viewers understand the Civil War from different perspectives.

America Comes to Graceland (1993)
Director: J. D. Hansen
Tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland in this documentary. Hosts Lisa Hartman Black and Mac Davis discuss Elvis’s life and music with his friends and members of the music industry including Elton John, John Denver, Travis Tritt and more. Filmed in Memphis.

JFK (1991)
Director: Oliver Stone
New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison is not convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes—the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Oswald and the shooting of Oswald by Ruby. Garrison assembles a team to conduct his own investigation despite backlash from government and political figures. This drama won 19 awards including Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing. Filmed in New Orleans and six other locations.

The Civil War (1990)
Director: Ken Burns
This nine-episode documentary traces the course of the American Civil War, from the causes of the war to the battles, and the generals and soldiers to the grief of families at home. Winner of multiple awards including a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Mini-Series.

Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
Directors: Les Blank, Maureen Gosling
Explore the Cajun and Creole foods in French-speaking Louisiana in this inspiring documentary that also features lively music. Mouthwatering foods are prepared by Marc Savoy, Paul Prudhomme and other celebrity chefs.

Blaze (1989)
Director: Ron Shelton
This award-winning biographical drama looks at the life of Earl Long, the aging wheeling-and-dealing governor of Louisiana. Winner of the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Award in Theatrical Releases. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (TV) (1989)
Directors: Gary Giddins, Kendrick Simmons
Louis Armstrong’s life and profound trumpet career, which revolutionized the world of music, epitomize the American success story. This documentary features interviews and classic performances from 1932 to the late 1960s.

Steel Magnolias (1989)
Director: Herbert Ross
Truvy Jones’s beauty salon is a gathering place for a tight-knit group of female friends who find themselves facing the unimaginable. The filming location, a quaint Louisiana town, provided the perfect setting for this Southern drama. Notable for its all-star cast featuring Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine. Winner of two awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for Roberts.

Mississippi Burning (1988)
Director: Alan Parker
When three civil rights workers go missing in a Mississippi town while organizing a voter registry for African Americans, two FBI agents are sent to investigate. This film is loosely based on the 1964 Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner murder investigation in Mississippi. Winner of 17 awards including an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Filmed in Vicksburg, among multiple other locations.

Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
Director: Glen Pitre
Set in 1859, this historical drama features Belizaire Breaux, a village healer who finds himself entangled in the conflicts between Cajuns and the new Anglophone arrivals to Southwest Louisiana. Filmed in Louisiana.

Crossroads (1986)
Director: Walter Hill
Eugene Martone is studying classical guitar at the Juilliard School of performing arts when he becomes fascinated by Robert Johnson, a blues musician surrounded by myth and legend. This film was written by John Fusco as an assignment for a master class led by screenwriting giants Waldo Salt and Ring Lardner, Jr., at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Notable for an original score featuring guitarists Ry Cooder and Steve Vai, and harmonicist Sonny Terry. Winner of the Georges Delerue Prize for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design at the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez and Vicksburg.

Down by Law (1986)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
After being framed for crimes they did not commit, two men find themselves sharing a cell with an eccentric Italian named Roberto who knows how to escape. A notable element in this film is the slow-moving camerawork, which captures the architecture of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. This black-and-white comedic crime drama won four awards including the Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film. Filmed in New Orleans.

The Big Easy (1986)
Director: Jim McBride
Remy McSwain, a New Orleans police lieutenant in the corrupt homicide division, becomes the target of the righteous district attorney while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders. Well-known locations within the city of New Orleans help set the mood of the film. Starring Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin, this neo-noir comedy won multiple awards including the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. Filmed in New Orleans.

The Color Purple (1985)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Based on the 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker (1983 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction), this drama follows a young black Southern woman who finds her identity and independence after years of abuse by her husband. Winner of 14 awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for Whoopi Goldberg. Filmed in California and North Carolina.

The River Rat (1984)
Director: Thomas Rickman
Billy has served more than a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit. When he returns home, he is determined to build a relationship with his teenage daughter, Jonsy, while they restore a boat named The River Rat. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
Director: Michael Apted
This biopic explores legendary country singer Loretta Lynn’s rise from a poor upbringing in the South to worldwide acclaim. The critically praised film won Best Actress in a Leading Role (for Sissy Spacek’s portrayal of Lynn) and received seven nominations (including for Best Picture) at the 53rd Academy Awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

Hard Times (1975)
Director: Walter Hill
A tough, evocative crime drama about a drifter and fighter named Chaney (Charles Bronson). Looking to make money during the Depression, Chaney teams up with illegal street fight promoter Speed (James Coburn). The two travel to New Orleans, where the majority of the movie was filmed. The setting was described by critic Pauline Kael as “elaborate period recreations that seem almost to be there for their own sake.”

The Drowning Pool (1975)
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Based on Ross Macdonald’s novel of the same name, this neo-noir thriller follows private investigator Lew Harper (Paul Newman), who travels from Los Angeles to Louisiana to help ex-girlfriend Iris Devereaux (Joanne Woodward). What was supposed to be a simple blackmailing case soon proves to be much more complicated. Filmed in Louisiana.

Look Homeward, Angel (TV) (1972)
Director: Paul Bogart
This coming-of-age drama is based on Thomas Wolfe’s autobiographical novel of the same name. The film centers on Eugene Gant, a restless young man who desperately wants to leave his small town in the mountains of North Carolina to search for a better life elsewhere.

The Reivers (1969)
Director: Mark Rydell
An adaptation of William Faulkner’s novel The Reivers, a Reminiscence. Set in turn-of-the-century Mississippi, this Technicolor film follows an 11-year-old boy who comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures. Filmed in Mississippi.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
This drama is an adaptation of the 1940 novel of the same name and focuses on the human connections that John Singer, a deaf man, forms with the people he meets in a small Southern town. Winner of three awards. Filmed in Alabama.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is a prisoner assigned to a Southern chain gang. After several escapes and recaptures, the prison warden (Strother Martin) makes it his mission to work with Luke. Notable for solidifying Newman’s status as a box office star and for the themes of religious symbolism throughout the film. Winner of four awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for George Kennedy. Filmed in multiple locations in California and Florida.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Director: Norman Jewison
Based on John Ball’s 1965 novel of the same name, this film centers on Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a top homicide detective from Philadelphia who is arrested by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) for the murder of a wealthy industrialist while in Sparta, Mississippi. Winner of 22 awards including Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger’s performance. Filmed in California, Illinois and Tennessee.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Director: Norman Jewison
A young, handsome poker player named Eric Stoner (Steve McQueen), “the Kid,” travels from game to game and girl to girl. When he is pitted against a legendary champion, the Kid finds himself in a high-stakes poker game. Notable for its all-star cast: Ann-Margret, Karl Malden and Edward G. Robinson, among others. For her portrayal of Lady Fingers, Joan Blondell was named Best Supporting Actress by the National Board of Review. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Director: Robert Aldrich
This mystery portrays Bette Davis as Charlotte Hollis, a wealthy recluse deteriorating over the death of her lover. Notable for its all-star cast featuring Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten and Agnes Moorehead. Winner of an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture and a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for Moorehead. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and Houmas House.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Director: Robert Mulligan
Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book; set in the Old Monroe County Courthouse, one of the most historic in the South. Winner of 13 awards including an Academy Award for Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium). Filmed in California and Alabama.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, who also cowrote the screenplay with Gore Vidal, this acclaimed film is notable for its groundbreaking subject matter and all-star cast including Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift. Set inside a Southern Gothic New Orleans mansion, this mystery thriller won multiple awards. For Taylor’s portrayal of emotionally fragile Catherine Holly, the film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama). It is also one of only five films to have received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
Director: Martin Ritt
This American drama, loosely based on the novel of the same name by William Faulkner, centers around the Compsons, a once wealthy, respectable Southern family dealing with losses of faith and fortunes. Notable for its all-star cast including Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton and Stuart Whitman. Filmed in California and Louisiana.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Director: Richard Brooks
A film adaptation by Richard Brooks and James Poe of the Pulitzer Prize–winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. One of the top 10 box office hits of 1958, the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe Awards.

King Creole (1958)
Director: Michael Curtiz
This musical drama centers on Danny Fisher, a rebellious high school student who supports his sister and unemployed father. In order to make ends meet, Danny takes a job as a singer at a nightclub. When a local gang boss hears Danny, he insists that Danny sing at his nightclub. Starring Elvis Presley in the lead role and shot in black and white in New Orleans to give the streets their film noir appearance.

The Buccaneer (1958)
Director: Anthony Quinn
An adventure drama about Jean Lafitte, a buccaneer who lives on an island near the city of New Orleans. Set during the War of 1812, a British fleet is due to arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take New Orleans. When Lafitte discovers that the island he lives on is strategically important for both the Americans and the British, he finds himself torn between which country to give his allegiance. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Director: Martin Ritt
After Ben Quick is accused of arson and kicked out of town, he eventually makes his way to a small town in Mississippi. There, he finds work as a sharecropper for wealthy Will Varner. Seeing himself in Ben, Varner does everything he can so Ben will become a part of the family and carry on the Varner name. Starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, who made their joint cinematic debut in this film. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and listed among the National Board of Review’s 1958 Top Ten Films. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge.

Baby Doll (1956)
Director: Elia Kazan
Adapted from Tennessee Williams’s one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, this Southern drama centers on a feud between two rival cotton gin owners in rural Mississippi and the marriage of Baby Doll (Carroll Baker) and Archie Lee Meighan. This film won three awards including Golden Globe Awards for Best Director in Motion Picture and New Star of the Year (Actress) for Baker. Filmed in Mississippi and California.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Director: Elia Kazan
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, who also cowrote the screenplay, this drama portrays Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois, a mentally frayed high school English teacher whose family property was taken over by creditors. Blanche decides to move to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), and brother-in-law, Stanley (Marlon Brando). This drama won 17 awards including an Academy Award for Best Actress presented to Leigh. Filmed in New Orleans.

Show Boat (1951)
Director: George Sidney
Based on the stage musical of the same name. When the stars of the Cotton Blossom showboat are forced to leave after someone reports their interracial marriage to the local police, the captain’s daughter, Magnolia, becomes the new showboat attraction. Filmed in Technicolor, The New York Times wrote a rave review noting that no previous screen version of the musical had ever been presented “in anything like the visual splendor and richness of musical score as are tastefully brought together in this brilliant re-creation of the show.” This musical drama was a Photoplay Awards winner. Filmed in Natchez.

Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Director: Clarence Brown
This dramatic film is set in rural Mississippi in the 1940s. When Lucas Beauchamp, a respectable, wealthy black man, is accused of murdering a white man and jailed, he proves his innocence with the help of an elderly woman and two teenage boys. Winner of two awards including a BAFTA Award. Filmed in Mississippi.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Director: Charles Reisner
This drama centers on William Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton), the effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain who comes to join his father’s crew. Filmed on the west bank of the Sacramento River, just across from the junction with the American River. There, near the California capitol, three blocks of city sets were built for the mythical town of River Junction, Mississippi. Included in 2000 among the 500 movies nominated for the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 funniest American movies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Chekhov’s Motifs (2002)
Director: Kira Muratova
A man notices his dead ex-girlfriend in attendance at his wedding. Filmed in Ukraine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (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.

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 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.

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.

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 Good Lord Bird (TV) (2020–)
Directors: Albert Hughes, Haifaa Al Mansour, Michael Nankin
Based on the book of the same name, this dramatic miniseries is told from the point of an enslaved boy who is part of a group of freedom fighters during the time of Bleeding Kansas, a historic era said to have fueled the American Civil War. Filmed in Virginia.

Rivers of Life: The Mississippi (2019)
Production Company: PBS Living
Using new technology and exclusive stories, this documentary explores the animals, landscapes and people who live alongside the Mississippi River.

Decoding the Driftless (2018)
Director: Jonas Stenstrom
The Driftless Area, located in the American Midwest, is a region that escaped the flattening effects of glaciation during the last ice age. Watch scientists and adventurers explore the fascinating features of this driftless “island.” And view rare aerial footage of the natural phenomena across steep, forested ridges and deeply carved river valleys. The documentary team takes you back 500 million years to learn how this region was formed and how it has changed over time. Filmed in multiple locations including La Crosse.

Journey Proud: Float Building (2016)
Production Company: PBS
See where floats are rebuilt and refurbished in this documentary that visits two Mardi Gras “float barns.” Learn how artists and designers work year-round to build the fantastical and functional works of art that define the parades of Mardi Gras.

Loving (2016)
Director: Jeff Nichols
This biopic tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a husband and wife who were arrested in the 1960s for their interracial marriage. Notable for portraying the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia, which struck down laws banning interracial marriages as violations of the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. Winner of 25 awards. Filmed in Virginia.

New Orleans and the Mississippi River (2015)
Director: Larry Roussarie
This documentary explores the history and vitality of the port of New Orleans’s relationship with the body of water on which it was founded. Filmed in New Orleans.

Selma (2014)
Director: Ava DuVernay
This historical drama chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Notable for being the first feature film on the life of Dr. King and its meaningful documentation of a significant time in America’s civil rights movement. Winner of 59 awards. Filmed in Alabama and Georgia.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
Director: Steve McQueen
An adaptation of the 1853 memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, this award-winning biographical period drama takes a sobering look at slavery in the United States. Notable for its all-star cast featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti and Brad Pitt. Winner of 240 awards; an Academy Award for Best Picture and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Drama) are among its many honors. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
Director: James Franco
Based on the novel by William Faulkner, this drama follows a poverty-stricken family as they transport their deceased matriarch’s body across Mississippi to honor her last wish to be buried with kinsfolk. Winner of two awards. Filmed in Mississippi.

Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story (2013)
Directors: Larkin McPhee, Barbara Coffin
This documentary explores the consequences of farming along the Mississippi River and emphasizes solutions for progress and positive change. Winner of three Upper Midwest Emmy Awards including for Best Documentary (Topical).

Django Unchained (2012)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Set in 1858, freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), from a Mississippi plantation owner with the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Winner of 58 awards in addition to an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

The Great Flood (2012)
Director: Bill Morrison
Filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and composer-guitarist Bill Frisell have created a compelling documentary about the Mississippi River Flood of 1927 that inundated 27,000 square miles from Illinois to Louisiana and left more than 1 million people homeless. They also explore the Great Migration, when millions of African Americans left the South to resettle in cities like Memphis and Chicago, taking with them jazz and blues music.

The Help (2011)
Director: Tate Taylor
Skeeter, an aspiring writer, returns home from college and decides to write a book about black women who have spent their lives taking care of privileged Southern families and the daily hardships they face. Notable for its all-star cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain, among others. Adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name, this drama won 80 awards including Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Spencer.

Freedom Riders (2010)
Director: Stanley Nelson
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson is based on Raymond Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. Winner of four awards including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming, and Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Director: David Fincher
This emotionally rich drama recounts Benjamin Button’s extraordinary life of aging in reverse and his relationship with Daisy, the love of his life. Notable for its award-winning all-star cast, with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett playing the leading roles. Winner of 84 awards including Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. Filmed in New Orleans and a number of other locations.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)
Director: Spike Lee
This documentary highlights the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the indomitable spirit of Orleanians. Winner of eight awards including three Primetime Emmy Awards. Filmed in New Orleans.

All the King’s Men (2006)
Director: Steven Zaillian
Based on the novel of the same name by Robert Penn Warren, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his portrayal of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political figure loosely based on former Louisiana governor Huey Long. The 1949 version of this film won an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Slavery and the Making of America (TV) (2005)
Directors: Leslie D. Farrell, Chana Gazit, Dante James, Gail Pellett
This four-part documentary traverses the history of African slavery in the United States. Winner of a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming (Long Form). Filmed in multiple locations in the South including Natchez.

The Ladykillers (2004)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Professor Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr (Tom Hanks) rents a room from an elderly widow, Mrs. Marva Munson (Irma P. Hall), with the intent to rob a nearby riverboat casino by digging a tunnel from the basement to the riverboat’s vault. Winner of six awards including a Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Comedic Performance for Hall. Filmed in Natchez.

Cold Mountain (2003)
Director: Anthony Minghella
Based on the novel by Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War. Winner of 20 awards; for her performance in a supporting role, Renée Zellweger won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Award. Filmed in multiple locations including the Carolinas and Virginia.

A Death in the Family (2002)
Director: Gilbert Cates
This PBS Masterpiece drama is an adaptation of James Agee’s novel of the same name. A family that once lived an idyllic life finds itself struggling after the unexpected death of its patriarch. Filmed in Tennessee.

Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000)
Director: Pat Mire
This documentary traces the history of the Acadian people (present-day Cajuns) from France to Nova Scotia to southern Louisiana and explores how they have maintained their identity and language over time.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
When convicts Everett, Delmar and Pete escape their chain gang, they have one thing on their minds: to find the treasure Everett claims to have buried from an armored truck robbery. Notable for its all-star cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, John Goodman and Holly Hunter, among others. This modern satire, loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, incorporates mythology from the American South. Winner of multiple awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for Clooney. Filmed in Vicksburg and many other locations.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (2000)
Director: Ross Spears
Part three of this documentary series, “Let Freedom Ring,” shares the history of Southern literature from the civil rights movement until the present. Features writers Larry Brown, Ernest J. Gaines, Alex Haley, Alice Walker and others.

The Mississippi: River of Song (TV) (1999–)
Production Company: PBS
Created for public television and radio, this Smithsonian Institution series explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the 20th century. Intimate discussions and live performances with musicians along the Mississippi River show how music has flourished from northern Minnesota to New Orleans. After five years of research and planning, a Smithsonian production team spent 12 weeks on location in 1997, traveling 12,000 miles in river country and filming 200 hours of original material. A total of 50 acts and more than 500 musicians were recorded in 30 towns and cities, in all 10 states along the Mississippi.

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Director: Joseph Sargent
This drama is adapted from the novel of the same name. When an African American man is wrongly accused of killing a white man and is sentenced to die, a local schoolteacher visits him every day to reaffirm that he is a man of dignity. Winner of 12 awards. Filmed in Louisiana.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1999)
Director: Ross Spears
Part two of this documentary series, “Prophets and Poets,” shares the history of Southern literature from 1940 until the civil rights movement. Features writers Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty and others.

The Green Mile (1999)
Director: Frank Darabont
Based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Stephen King, this film centers on Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a death row supervisor at Cold Mountain Penitentiary in Louisiana who discovers one of the prisoners possesses inexplicable healing abilities. Winner of 15 awards including the Political Film Society Award for Human Rights. Filmed in North Carolina and Tennessee, among multiple other locations.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998)
Directors: Ross Spears, Devorah Cutler
Part one of this documentary series, “Tell About the South,” shares the history of modern Southern literature before World War II. Features writers William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Thomas Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, Tennessee Williams and others.

The Waterboy (1998)
Director: Frank Coraci
Robert “Bobby” Boucher, Jr., is a water boy for the South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs. When Coach Klein discovers Bobby’s football skills, Bobby becomes a feared linebacker and the Mud Dogs go on a winning streak. The vibrant Cajun, Creole and French cultures are highlighted in this comedy that won six awards. Filmed in Florida.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Director: Rob Reiner
This biographical courtroom drama is based on the trial of Byron De La Beckwith for the assassination of African American civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez.

Dead Man Walking (1995)
Director: Tim Robbins
Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), a convicted murderer on death row, seeks the help of Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) with his final appeal. Winner of 23 awards including an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Sarandon’s performance. Filmed in Angola prison, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, among multiple other locations.

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV) (1995)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
This biographical drama tells the life story of Huey P. Long (John Goodman), a Louisiana politician whose nickname was “the Kingfish.” The story, told in flashbacks, chronicles Long’s rise from his simple beginnings to his political power and assassination. Winner of three awards. Filmed in Baton Rouge.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Director: Neil Jordan
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Anne Rice, who also penned the screenplay, this all-star fantasy-drama recounts the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a nearly two-century-old vampire plagued by merciless betrayals, extreme solitude and unquenched thirst. Winner of 21 awards including BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Filmed in New Orleans, Shreveport and Vacherie, among several other locations.

Civil War Journal (TV) (1993–)
Directors: Donna E. Lusitana, Craig Haffner, Yann Debonne
This documentary brings to life the American Civil War through historic photos, maps and slow-motion video. Stories are shared through interviews with descendants of the war’s survivors, park rangers and respected historians to help viewers understand the Civil War from different perspectives.

America Comes to Graceland (1993)
Director: J. D. Hansen
Tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland in this documentary. Hosts Lisa Hartman Black and Mac Davis discuss Elvis’s life and music with his friends and members of the music industry including Elton John, John Denver, Travis Tritt and more. Filmed in Memphis.

JFK (1991)
Director: Oliver Stone
New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison is not convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes—the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Oswald and the shooting of Oswald by Ruby. Garrison assembles a team to conduct his own investigation despite backlash from government and political figures. This drama won 19 awards including Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing. Filmed in New Orleans and six other locations.

The Civil War (1990)
Director: Ken Burns
This nine-episode documentary traces the course of the American Civil War, from the causes of the war to the battles, and the generals and soldiers to the grief of families at home. Winner of multiple awards including a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Mini-Series.

Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
Directors: Les Blank, Maureen Gosling
Explore the Cajun and Creole foods in French-speaking Louisiana in this inspiring documentary that also features lively music. Mouthwatering foods are prepared by Marc Savoy, Paul Prudhomme and other celebrity chefs.

Blaze (1989)
Director: Ron Shelton
This award-winning biographical drama looks at the life of Earl Long, the aging wheeling-and-dealing governor of Louisiana. Winner of the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Award in Theatrical Releases. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (TV) (1989)
Directors: Gary Giddins, Kendrick Simmons
Louis Armstrong’s life and profound trumpet career, which revolutionized the world of music, epitomize the American success story. This documentary features interviews and classic performances from 1932 to the late 1960s.

Steel Magnolias (1989)
Director: Herbert Ross
Truvy Jones’s beauty salon is a gathering place for a tight-knit group of female friends who find themselves facing the unimaginable. The filming location, a quaint Louisiana town, provided the perfect setting for this Southern drama. Notable for its all-star cast featuring Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine. Winner of two awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for Roberts.

Mississippi Burning (1988)
Director: Alan Parker
When three civil rights workers go missing in a Mississippi town while organizing a voter registry for African Americans, two FBI agents are sent to investigate. This film is loosely based on the 1964 Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner murder investigation in Mississippi. Winner of 17 awards including an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Filmed in Vicksburg, among multiple other locations.

Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
Director: Glen Pitre
Set in 1859, this historical drama features Belizaire Breaux, a village healer who finds himself entangled in the conflicts between Cajuns and the new Anglophone arrivals to Southwest Louisiana. Filmed in Louisiana.

Crossroads (1986)
Director: Walter Hill
Eugene Martone is studying classical guitar at the Juilliard School of performing arts when he becomes fascinated by Robert Johnson, a blues musician surrounded by myth and legend. This film was written by John Fusco as an assignment for a master class led by screenwriting giants Waldo Salt and Ring Lardner, Jr., at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Notable for an original score featuring guitarists Ry Cooder and Steve Vai, and harmonicist Sonny Terry. Winner of the Georges Delerue Prize for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design at the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez and Vicksburg.

Down by Law (1986)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
After being framed for crimes they did not commit, two men find themselves sharing a cell with an eccentric Italian named Roberto who knows how to escape. A notable element in this film is the slow-moving camerawork, which captures the architecture of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. This black-and-white comedic crime drama won four awards including the Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film. Filmed in New Orleans.

The Big Easy (1986)
Director: Jim McBride
Remy McSwain, a New Orleans police lieutenant in the corrupt homicide division, becomes the target of the righteous district attorney while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders. Well-known locations within the city of New Orleans help set the mood of the film. Starring Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin, this neo-noir comedy won multiple awards including the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. Filmed in New Orleans.

The Color Purple (1985)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Based on the 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker (1983 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction), this drama follows a young black Southern woman who finds her identity and independence after years of abuse by her husband. Winner of 14 awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for Whoopi Goldberg. Filmed in California and North Carolina.

The River Rat (1984)
Director: Thomas Rickman
Billy has served more than a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit. When he returns home, he is determined to build a relationship with his teenage daughter, Jonsy, while they restore a boat named The River Rat. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
Director: Michael Apted
This biopic explores legendary country singer Loretta Lynn’s rise from a poor upbringing in the South to worldwide acclaim. The critically praised film won Best Actress in a Leading Role (for Sissy Spacek’s portrayal of Lynn) and received seven nominations (including for Best Picture) at the 53rd Academy Awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

Hard Times (1975)
Director: Walter Hill
A tough, evocative crime drama about a drifter and fighter named Chaney (Charles Bronson). Looking to make money during the Depression, Chaney teams up with illegal street fight promoter Speed (James Coburn). The two travel to New Orleans, where the majority of the movie was filmed. The setting was described by critic Pauline Kael as “elaborate period recreations that seem almost to be there for their own sake.”

The Drowning Pool (1975)
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Based on Ross Macdonald’s novel of the same name, this neo-noir thriller follows private investigator Lew Harper (Paul Newman), who travels from Los Angeles to Louisiana to help ex-girlfriend Iris Devereaux (Joanne Woodward). What was supposed to be a simple blackmailing case soon proves to be much more complicated. Filmed in Louisiana.

Look Homeward, Angel (TV) (1972)
Director: Paul Bogart
This coming-of-age drama is based on Thomas Wolfe’s autobiographical novel of the same name. The film centers on Eugene Gant, a restless young man who desperately wants to leave his small town in the mountains of North Carolina to search for a better life elsewhere.

The Reivers (1969)
Director: Mark Rydell
An adaptation of William Faulkner’s novel The Reivers, a Reminiscence. Set in turn-of-the-century Mississippi, this Technicolor film follows an 11-year-old boy who comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures. Filmed in Mississippi.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
This drama is an adaptation of the 1940 novel of the same name and focuses on the human connections that John Singer, a deaf man, forms with the people he meets in a small Southern town. Winner of three awards. Filmed in Alabama.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is a prisoner assigned to a Southern chain gang. After several escapes and recaptures, the prison warden (Strother Martin) makes it his mission to work with Luke. Notable for solidifying Newman’s status as a box office star and for the themes of religious symbolism throughout the film. Winner of four awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for George Kennedy. Filmed in multiple locations in California and Florida.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Director: Norman Jewison
Based on John Ball’s 1965 novel of the same name, this film centers on Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a top homicide detective from Philadelphia who is arrested by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) for the murder of a wealthy industrialist while in Sparta, Mississippi. Winner of 22 awards including Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger’s performance. Filmed in California, Illinois and Tennessee.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Director: Norman Jewison
A young, handsome poker player named Eric Stoner (Steve McQueen), “the Kid,” travels from game to game and girl to girl. When he is pitted against a legendary champion, the Kid finds himself in a high-stakes poker game. Notable for its all-star cast: Ann-Margret, Karl Malden and Edward G. Robinson, among others. For her portrayal of Lady Fingers, Joan Blondell was named Best Supporting Actress by the National Board of Review. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Director: Robert Aldrich
This mystery portrays Bette Davis as Charlotte Hollis, a wealthy recluse deteriorating over the death of her lover. Notable for its all-star cast featuring Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten and Agnes Moorehead. Winner of an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture and a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for Moorehead. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and Houmas House.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Director: Robert Mulligan
Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book; set in the Old Monroe County Courthouse, one of the most historic in the South. Winner of 13 awards including an Academy Award for Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium). Filmed in California and Alabama.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, who also cowrote the screenplay with Gore Vidal, this acclaimed film is notable for its groundbreaking subject matter and all-star cast including Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift. Set inside a Southern Gothic New Orleans mansion, this mystery thriller won multiple awards. For Taylor’s portrayal of emotionally fragile Catherine Holly, the film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama). It is also one of only five films to have received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
Director: Martin Ritt
This American drama, loosely based on the novel of the same name by William Faulkner, centers around the Compsons, a once wealthy, respectable Southern family dealing with losses of faith and fortunes. Notable for its all-star cast including Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton and Stuart Whitman. Filmed in California and Louisiana.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Director: Richard Brooks
A film adaptation by Richard Brooks and James Poe of the Pulitzer Prize–winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. One of the top 10 box office hits of 1958, the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe Awards.

King Creole (1958)
Director: Michael Curtiz
This musical drama centers on Danny Fisher, a rebellious high school student who supports his sister and unemployed father. In order to make ends meet, Danny takes a job as a singer at a nightclub. When a local gang boss hears Danny, he insists that Danny sing at his nightclub. Starring Elvis Presley in the lead role and shot in black and white in New Orleans to give the streets their film noir appearance.

The Buccaneer (1958)
Director: Anthony Quinn
An adventure drama about Jean Lafitte, a buccaneer who lives on an island near the city of New Orleans. Set during the War of 1812, a British fleet is due to arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take New Orleans. When Lafitte discovers that the island he lives on is strategically important for both the Americans and the British, he finds himself torn between which country to give his allegiance. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Director: Martin Ritt
After Ben Quick is accused of arson and kicked out of town, he eventually makes his way to a small town in Mississippi. There, he finds work as a sharecropper for wealthy Will Varner. Seeing himself in Ben, Varner does everything he can so Ben will become a part of the family and carry on the Varner name. Starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, who made their joint cinematic debut in this film. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and listed among the National Board of Review’s 1958 Top Ten Films. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge.

Baby Doll (1956)
Director: Elia Kazan
Adapted from Tennessee Williams’s one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, this Southern drama centers on a feud between two rival cotton gin owners in rural Mississippi and the marriage of Baby Doll (Carroll Baker) and Archie Lee Meighan. This film won three awards including Golden Globe Awards for Best Director in Motion Picture and New Star of the Year (Actress) for Baker. Filmed in Mississippi and California.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Director: Elia Kazan
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, who also cowrote the screenplay, this drama portrays Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois, a mentally frayed high school English teacher whose family property was taken over by creditors. Blanche decides to move to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), and brother-in-law, Stanley (Marlon Brando). This drama won 17 awards including an Academy Award for Best Actress presented to Leigh. Filmed in New Orleans.

Show Boat (1951)
Director: George Sidney
Based on the stage musical of the same name. When the stars of the Cotton Blossom showboat are forced to leave after someone reports their interracial marriage to the local police, the captain’s daughter, Magnolia, becomes the new showboat attraction. Filmed in Technicolor, The New York Times wrote a rave review noting that no previous screen version of the musical had ever been presented “in anything like the visual splendor and richness of musical score as are tastefully brought together in this brilliant re-creation of the show.” This musical drama was a Photoplay Awards winner. Filmed in Natchez.

Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Director: Clarence Brown
This dramatic film is set in rural Mississippi in the 1940s. When Lucas Beauchamp, a respectable, wealthy black man, is accused of murdering a white man and jailed, he proves his innocence with the help of an elderly woman and two teenage boys. Winner of two awards including a BAFTA Award. Filmed in Mississippi.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Director: Charles Reisner
This drama centers on William Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton), the effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain who comes to join his father’s crew. Filmed on the west bank of the Sacramento River, just across from the junction with the American River. There, near the California capitol, three blocks of city sets were built for the mythical town of River Junction, Mississippi. Included in 2000 among the 500 movies nominated for the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 funniest American movies.

Journey Proud: Float Building (2016)
Production Company: PBS
See where floats are rebuilt and refurbished in this documentary that visits two Mardi Gras “float barns.” Learn how artists and designers work year-round to build the fantastical and functional works of art that define the parades of Mardi Gras.

Selma (2014)
Director: Ava DuVernay
This historical drama chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Notable for being the first feature film on the life of Dr. King and its meaningful documentation of a significant time in America’s civil rights movement. Winner of 59 awards. Filmed in Alabama and Georgia.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
Director: Steve McQueen
An adaptation of the 1853 memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, this award-winning biographical period drama takes a sobering look at slavery in the United States. Notable for its all-star cast featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti and Brad Pitt. Winner of 240 awards; an Academy Award for Best Picture and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Drama) are among its many honors. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
Director: James Franco
Based on the novel by William Faulkner, this drama follows a poverty-stricken family as they transport their deceased matriarch’s body across Mississippi to honor her last wish to be buried with kinsfolk. Winner of two awards. Filmed in Mississippi.

Django Unchained (2012)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Set in 1858, freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), from a Mississippi plantation owner with the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Winner of 58 awards in addition to an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

The Help (2011)
Director: Tate Taylor
Skeeter, an aspiring writer, returns home from college and decides to write a book about black women who have spent their lives taking care of privileged Southern families and the daily hardships they face. Notable for its all-star cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain, among others. Adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name, this drama won 80 awards including Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Spencer.

Freedom Riders (2010)
Director: Stanley Nelson
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson is based on Raymond Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. Winner of four awards including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming, and Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Director: David Fincher
This emotionally rich drama recounts Benjamin Button’s extraordinary life of aging in reverse and his relationship with Daisy, the love of his life. Notable for its award-winning all-star cast, with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett playing the leading roles. Winner of 84 awards including Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. Filmed in New Orleans and a number of other locations.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)
Director: Spike Lee
This documentary highlights the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the indomitable spirit of Orleanians. Winner of eight awards including three Primetime Emmy Awards. Filmed in New Orleans.

All the King’s Men (2006)
Director: Steven Zaillian
Based on the novel of the same name by Robert Penn Warren, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1947 for his portrayal of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political figure loosely based on former Louisiana governor Huey Long. The 1949 version of this film won an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Slavery and the Making of America (TV) (2005)
Directors: Leslie D. Farrell, Chana Gazit, Dante James, Gail Pellett
This four-part documentary traverses the history of African slavery in the United States. Winner of a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming (Long Form). Filmed in multiple locations in the South including Natchez.

The Ladykillers (2004)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Professor Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr (Tom Hanks) rents a room from an elderly widow, Mrs. Marva Munson (Irma P. Hall), with the intent to rob a nearby riverboat casino by digging a tunnel from the basement to the riverboat’s vault. Winner of six awards including a Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Comedic Performance for Hall. Filmed in Natchez.

Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000)
Director: Pat Mire
This documentary traces the history of the Acadian people (present-day Cajuns) from France to Nova Scotia to southern Louisiana and explores how they have maintained their identity and language over time.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
When convicts Everett, Delmar and Pete escape their chain gang, they have one thing on their minds: to find the treasure Everett claims to have buried from an armored truck robbery. Notable for its all-star cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, John Goodman and Holly Hunter, among others. This modern satire, loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey, incorporates mythology from the American South. Winner of multiple awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for Clooney. Filmed in Vicksburg and many other locations.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (2000)
Director: Ross Spears
Part three of this documentary series, “Let Freedom Ring,” shares the history of Southern literature from the civil rights movement until the present. Features writers Larry Brown, Ernest J. Gaines, Alex Haley, Alice Walker and others.

The Mississippi: River of Song (TV) (1999–)
Production Company: PBS
Created for public television and radio, this Smithsonian Institution series explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the 20th century. Intimate discussions and live performances with musicians along the Mississippi River show how music has flourished from northern Minnesota to New Orleans. After five years of research and planning, a Smithsonian production team spent 12 weeks on location in 1997, traveling 12,000 miles in river country and filming 200 hours of original material. A total of 50 acts and more than 500 musicians were recorded in 30 towns and cities, in all 10 states along the Mississippi.

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Director: Joseph Sargent
This drama is adapted from the novel of the same name. When an African American man is wrongly accused of killing a white man and is sentenced to die, a local schoolteacher visits him every day to reaffirm that he is a man of dignity. Winner of 12 awards. Filmed in Louisiana.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1999)
Director: Ross Spears
Part two of this documentary series, “Prophets and Poets,” shares the history of Southern literature from 1940 until the civil rights movement. Features writers Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty and others.

The Green Mile (1999)
Director: Frank Darabont
Based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Stephen King, this film centers on Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a death row supervisor at Cold Mountain Penitentiary in Louisiana who discovers one of the prisoners possesses inexplicable healing abilities. Winner of 15 awards including the Political Film Society Award for Human Rights. Filmed in North Carolina and Tennessee, among multiple other locations.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998)
Directors: Ross Spears, Devorah Cutler
Part one of this documentary series, “Tell About the South,” shares the history of modern Southern literature before World War II. Features writers William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Thomas Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, Tennessee Williams and others.

The Waterboy (1998)
Director: Frank Coraci
Robert “Bobby” Boucher, Jr., is a water boy for the South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs. When Coach Klein discovers Bobby’s football skills, Bobby becomes a feared linebacker and the Mud Dogs go on a winning streak. The vibrant Cajun, Creole and French cultures are highlighted in this comedy that won six awards. Filmed in Florida.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Director: Rob Reiner
This biographical courtroom drama is based on the trial of Byron De La Beckwith for the assassination of African American civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Winner of two awards. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez.

Dead Man Walking (1995)
Director: Tim Robbins
Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), a convicted murderer on death row, seeks the help of Sister Helen Prejean (Susan Sarandon) with his final appeal. Winner of 23 awards including an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Sarandon’s performance. Filmed in Angola prison, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, among multiple other locations.

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV) (1995)
Director: Thomas Schlamme
This biographical drama tells the life story of Huey P. Long (John Goodman), a Louisiana politician whose nickname was “the Kingfish.” The story, told in flashbacks, chronicles Long’s rise from his simple beginnings to his political power and assassination. Winner of three awards. Filmed in Baton Rouge.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Director: Neil Jordan
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Anne Rice, who also penned the screenplay, this all-star fantasy-drama recounts the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a nearly two-century-old vampire plagued by merciless betrayals, extreme solitude and unquenched thirst. Winner of 21 awards including BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Filmed in New Orleans, Shreveport and Vacherie, among several other locations.

JFK (1991)
Director: Oliver Stone
New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison is not convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone in their respective crimes—the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Oswald and the shooting of Oswald by Ruby. Garrison assembles a team to conduct his own investigation despite backlash from government and political figures. This drama won 19 awards including Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing. Filmed in New Orleans and six other locations.

Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
Directors: Les Blank, Maureen Gosling
Explore the Cajun and Creole foods in French-speaking Louisiana in this inspiring documentary that also features lively music. Mouthwatering foods are prepared by Marc Savoy, Paul Prudhomme and other celebrity chefs.

Blaze (1989)
Director: Ron Shelton
This award-winning biographical drama looks at the life of Earl Long, the aging wheeling-and-dealing governor of Louisiana. Winner of the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Award in Theatrical Releases. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (TV) (1989)
Directors: Gary Giddins, Kendrick Simmons
Louis Armstrong’s life and profound trumpet career, which revolutionized the world of music, epitomize the American success story. This documentary features interviews and classic performances from 1932 to the late 1960s.

Steel Magnolias (1989)
Director: Herbert Ross
Truvy Jones’s beauty salon is a gathering place for a tight-knit group of female friends who find themselves facing the unimaginable. The filming location, a quaint Louisiana town, provided the perfect setting for this Southern drama. Notable for its all-star cast featuring Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine. Winner of two awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for Roberts.

Mississippi Burning (1988)
Director: Alan Parker
When three civil rights workers go missing in a Mississippi town while organizing a voter registry for African Americans, two FBI agents are sent to investigate. This film is loosely based on the 1964 Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner murder investigation in Mississippi. Winner of 17 awards including an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Filmed in Vicksburg, among multiple other locations.

Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
Director: Glen Pitre
Set in 1859, this historical drama features Belizaire Breaux, a village healer who finds himself entangled in the conflicts between Cajuns and the new Anglophone arrivals to Southwest Louisiana. Filmed in Louisiana.

Crossroads (1986)
Director: Walter Hill
Eugene Martone is studying classical guitar at the Juilliard School of performing arts when he becomes fascinated by Robert Johnson, a blues musician surrounded by myth and legend. This film was written by John Fusco as an assignment for a master class led by screenwriting giants Waldo Salt and Ring Lardner, Jr., at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Notable for an original score featuring guitarists Ry Cooder and Steve Vai, and harmonicist Sonny Terry. Winner of the Georges Delerue Prize for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design at the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez and Vicksburg.

Down by Law (1986)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
After being framed for crimes they did not commit, two men find themselves sharing a cell with an eccentric Italian named Roberto who knows how to escape. A notable element in this film is the slow-moving camerawork, which captures the architecture of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. This black-and-white comedic crime drama won four awards including the Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film. Filmed in New Orleans.

The Big Easy (1986)
Director: Jim McBride
Remy McSwain, a New Orleans police lieutenant in the corrupt homicide division, becomes the target of the righteous district attorney while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders. Well-known locations within the city of New Orleans help set the mood of the film. Starring Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin, this neo-noir comedy won multiple awards including the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. Filmed in New Orleans.

Hard Times (1975)
Director: Walter Hill
A tough, evocative crime drama about a drifter and fighter named Chaney (Charles Bronson). Looking to make money during the Depression, Chaney teams up with illegal street fight promoter Speed (James Coburn). The two travel to New Orleans, where the majority of the movie was filmed. The setting was described by critic Pauline Kael as “elaborate period recreations that seem almost to be there for their own sake.”

The Drowning Pool (1975)
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Based on Ross Macdonald’s novel of the same name, this neo-noir thriller follows private investigator Lew Harper (Paul Newman), who travels from Los Angeles to Louisiana to help ex-girlfriend Iris Devereaux (Joanne Woodward). What was supposed to be a simple blackmailing case soon proves to be much more complicated. Filmed in Louisiana.

The Reivers (1969)
Director: Mark Rydell
An adaptation of William Faulkner’s novel The Reivers, a Reminiscence. Set in turn-of-the-century Mississippi, this Technicolor film follows an 11-year-old boy who comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures. Filmed in Mississippi.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Director: Robert Ellis Miller
This drama is an adaptation of the 1940 novel of the same name and focuses on the human connections that John Singer, a deaf man, forms with the people he meets in a small Southern town. Winner of three awards. Filmed in Alabama.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is a prisoner assigned to a Southern chain gang. After several escapes and recaptures, the prison warden (Strother Martin) makes it his mission to work with Luke. Notable for solidifying Newman’s status as a box office star and for the themes of religious symbolism throughout the film. Winner of four awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for George Kennedy. Filmed in multiple locations in California and Florida.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Director: Norman Jewison
Based on John Ball’s 1965 novel of the same name, this film centers on Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a top homicide detective from Philadelphia who is arrested by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) for the murder of a wealthy industrialist while in Sparta, Mississippi. Winner of 22 awards including Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger’s performance. Filmed in California, Illinois and Tennessee.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Director: Norman Jewison
A young, handsome poker player named Eric Stoner (Steve McQueen), “the Kid,” travels from game to game and girl to girl. When he is pitted against a legendary champion, the Kid finds himself in a high-stakes poker game. Notable for its all-star cast: Ann-Margret, Karl Malden and Edward G. Robinson, among others. For her portrayal of Lady Fingers, Joan Blondell was named Best Supporting Actress by the National Board of Review. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans.

Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Director: Robert Aldrich
This mystery portrays Bette Davis as Charlotte Hollis, a wealthy recluse deteriorating over the death of her lover. Notable for its all-star cast featuring Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten and Agnes Moorehead. Winner of an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture and a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for Moorehead. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge and Houmas House.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Director: Robert Mulligan
Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book; set in the Old Monroe County Courthouse, one of the most historic in the South. Winner of 13 awards including an Academy Award for Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium). Filmed in California and Alabama.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, who also cowrote the screenplay with Gore Vidal, this acclaimed film is notable for its groundbreaking subject matter and all-star cast including Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift. Set inside a Southern Gothic New Orleans mansion, this mystery thriller won multiple awards. For Taylor’s portrayal of emotionally fragile Catherine Holly, the film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama). It is also one of only five films to have received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
Director: Martin Ritt
This American drama, loosely based on the novel of the same name by William Faulkner, centers around the Compsons, a once wealthy, respectable Southern family dealing with losses of faith and fortunes. Notable for its all-star cast including Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton and Stuart Whitman. Filmed in California and Louisiana.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Director: Richard Brooks
A film adaptation by Richard Brooks and James Poe of the Pulitzer Prize–winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams. One of the top 10 box office hits of 1958, the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe Awards.

King Creole (1958)
Director: Michael Curtiz
This musical drama centers on Danny Fisher, a rebellious high school student who supports his sister and unemployed father. In order to make ends meet, Danny takes a job as a singer at a nightclub. When a local gang boss hears Danny, he insists that Danny sing at his nightclub. Starring Elvis Presley in the lead role and shot in black and white in New Orleans to give the streets their film noir appearance.

The Buccaneer (1958)
Director: Anthony Quinn
An adventure drama about Jean Lafitte, a buccaneer who lives on an island near the city of New Orleans. Set during the War of 1812, a British fleet is due to arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take New Orleans. When Lafitte discovers that the island he lives on is strategically important for both the Americans and the British, he finds himself torn between which country to give his allegiance. Filmed in multiple locations including New Orleans and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Director: Martin Ritt
After Ben Quick is accused of arson and kicked out of town, he eventually makes his way to a small town in Mississippi. There, he finds work as a sharecropper for wealthy Will Varner. Seeing himself in Ben, Varner does everything he can so Ben will become a part of the family and carry on the Varner name. Starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, who made their joint cinematic debut in this film. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and listed among the National Board of Review’s 1958 Top Ten Films. Filmed in multiple locations including Baton Rouge.

Baby Doll (1956)
Director: Elia Kazan
Adapted from Tennessee Williams’s one-act play 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, this Southern drama centers on a feud between two rival cotton gin owners in rural Mississippi and the marriage of Baby Doll (Carroll Baker) and Archie Lee Meighan. This film won three awards including Golden Globe Awards for Best Director in Motion Picture and New Star of the Year (Actress) for Baker. Filmed in Mississippi and California.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Director: Elia Kazan
Based on the play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, who also cowrote the screenplay, this drama portrays Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois, a mentally frayed high school English teacher whose family property was taken over by creditors. Blanche decides to move to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), and brother-in-law, Stanley (Marlon Brando). This drama won 17 awards including an Academy Award for Best Actress presented to Leigh. Filmed in New Orleans.

Show Boat (1951)
Director: George Sidney
Based on the stage musical of the same name. When the stars of the Cotton Blossom showboat are forced to leave after someone reports their interracial marriage to the local police, the captain’s daughter, Magnolia, becomes the new showboat attraction. Filmed in Technicolor, The New York Times wrote a rave review noting that no previous screen version of the musical had ever been presented “in anything like the visual splendor and richness of musical score as are tastefully brought together in this brilliant re-creation of the show.” This musical drama was a Photoplay Awards winner. Filmed in Natchez.

Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Director: Clarence Brown
This dramatic film is set in rural Mississippi in the 1940s. When Lucas Beauchamp, a respectable, wealthy black man, is accused of murdering a white man and jailed, he proves his innocence with the help of an elderly woman and two teenage boys. Winner of two awards including a BAFTA Award. Filmed in Mississippi.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Director: Charles Reisner
This drama centers on William Canfield, Jr. (Buster Keaton), the effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain who comes to join his father’s crew. Filmed on the west bank of the Sacramento River, just across from the junction with the American River. There, near the California capitol, three blocks of city sets were built for the mythical town of River Junction, Mississippi. Included in 2000 among the 500 movies nominated for the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 funniest American movies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Films by Country


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 hardshi