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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) (1940)
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.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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.

America Comes to Graceland (1993)
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.

A Death in the Family (2002)
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.

All the King’s Men (2006)
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.

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
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.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
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.

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
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.

Down by Law (1986)
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.

Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Hockey Team (TV) (2001)
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.

Decoding the Driftless (2018)
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.

Baby Doll (1956)
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.

The Buccaneer (1958)
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 Blues Brothers (1980)
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 Big Easy (1986)
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.

Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
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.

Blaze (1989) (1989)
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.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
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 Color Purple (1985)
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.

Crossroads (1986)
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.

The Civil War (1990)
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.

Civil War Journal (TV) (1993)
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.

The Emigrants (1971)
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.

Cold Mountain (2003)
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.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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.

Cadillac Records (2008)
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 Long, Hot Summer (1958)
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.

Look Homeward, Angel (TV) (1972)
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 Ladykillers (2004)
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.

Lincoln (2012)
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 New Land (1972)
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.

Loving (2016)
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)
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.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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.

The Music Man (1962)
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.

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.

Mississippi Grind (2015)
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.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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.

The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
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.

The Reivers (1969)
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.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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.

Tom and Huck (1995)
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.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1999) (1998)
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.

State Fair (1945)
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.

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.

Show Boat (1951)
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.

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998) (1998)
Ross Spears
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.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (2000) (2000)
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.

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (TV) (1989)
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.

Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story (2013)
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).

Slavery and the Making of America (TV)  (2005)
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.

Selma (2014)
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.

Sugar (2009)
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.

When the Music’s Over (1982)
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 Waterboy (1998)
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.

The World’s Greatest Fair (2004)
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.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
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.

King Creole (1958)
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.

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV) (1995)
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.

The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
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)
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.

Freedom Riders (2010)
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.

Grumpy Old Men (1993)
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 Great Flood (2012)
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 Good Lord Bird (TV) (2020)
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.

Mississippi Burning (1988)
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.

Great Performances: Life on the Mississippi (1971)
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 River Rat (1984)
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.

The Glass Menagerie (TV) (1973)
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.

Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
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.

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.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
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.

Hard Times (1975)
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.”

Herman USA (2001)
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.

The Help (2011)
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.

Intruder in the Dust (1949)
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.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles  (1994)
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.

It’s Happiness: A Polka Documentary (2006)
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.

JFK (1991)
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.

John Deere Country: Stories About the Folks Who Love John Deere (2009)
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.

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.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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. James Woods received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez.

Long Way Round (TV) (2004)
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.

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) (1940)
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.

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
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.

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
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.

Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Hockey Team (TV) (2001)
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.

The Blues Brothers (1980)
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 Emigrants (1971)
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.

Cadillac Records (2008)
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.

Lincoln (2012)
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 New Land (1972)
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.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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.

The Music Man (1962)
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.

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.

Mississippi Grind (2015)
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.

The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
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.

Tom and Huck (1995)
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.

State Fair (1945)
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.

Sugar (2009)
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.

When the Music’s Over (1982)
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 World’s Greatest Fair (2004)
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.

The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
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)
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.

Grumpy Old Men (1993)
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.

Great Performances: Life on the Mississippi (1971)
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 Glass Menagerie (TV) (1973)
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.

Herman USA (2001)
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.

It’s Happiness: A Polka Documentary (2006)
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.

John Deere Country: Stories About the Folks Who Love John Deere (2009)
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.

Long Way Round (TV) (2004)
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 Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
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.

The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
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)
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)
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.

Amadeus (1984)
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.

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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 Lives of Others (2006)
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.

Martin Luther (1953)
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.

Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976)
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.

The Monuments Men (2014)
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.

Return to Dresden with Martin Duckworth (1986)
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.

Run, Lola, Run (1998)
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.

The Reader (2008)
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.

Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy (2017)
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 Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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 Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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 Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
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.

Yentl (1983)
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.

Flame & Citron (2008)
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.

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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.

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

Immortal Beloved (1994)
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 Illusionist (2006)
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.

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
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.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Wim Wenders
Berlin itself may be the real star of this much-loved fantasy. Shot in stark black & white in the still-divided capital city, Wenders (Paris, Texas, Buena Vista Social Club) earned plaudits at Cannes for his story of two angels who have spent eternity observing humankind. Bruno Ganz (The American Friend, Downfall) is the angel Damiel who longs to be human; Peter Falk (Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence) is an actor and star of a long-running American detective series who has wisdom to impart to the conflicted angel.

Cabaret (1972)
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.

Victoria (2015)
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.

The Tin Drum (1979)
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.

Amadeus (1984)
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.

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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.

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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 Lives of Others (2006)
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.

Martin Luther (1953)
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.

Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976)
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.

The Monuments Men (2014)
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.

Return to Dresden with Martin Duckworth (1986)
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.

Run, Lola, Run (1998)
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.

The Reader (2008)
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.

Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy (2017)
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 Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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 Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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 Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
Niki Caro
When Germany invades Poland, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, hide 300 persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight from the Germans. Winner of Political Film Society, USA and Seattle Jewish Film Festival awards. Filmed in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
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.

Flame & Citron (2008)
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.

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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.

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

Immortal Beloved (1994)
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 Illusionist (2006)
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.

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
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.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Wim Wenders
Berlin itself may be the real star of this much-loved fantasy. Shot in stark black & white in the still-divided capital city, Wenders (Paris, Texas, Buena Vista Social Club) earned plaudits at Cannes for his story of two angels who have spent eternity observing humankind. Bruno Ganz (The American Friend, Downfall) is the angel Damiel who longs to be human; Peter Falk (Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence) is an actor and star of a long-running American detective series who has wisdom to impart to the conflicted angel.

Cabaret (1972)
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.

Victoria (2015)
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.

The Tin Drum (1979)
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.

Anastasia (1956)
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.

All the Mornings of the World (1991)
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.

Amélie  (2001)
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.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
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.

Amadeus (1984)
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.

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

Duel in the Forest (1958)
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.

Dunkirk (2017)
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)
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.

Cordeliers’ Square in Lyon (1895)
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.

Children of Paradise (1945)
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.

Charade (1963)
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.

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

The Longest Day (1962)
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.

La Vie en Rose (2007)
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.

Les Misérables (2012)
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.

Manon of the Spring (1986)
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.

Madame Bovary (2000)
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.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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.

Midnight in Paris  (2011)
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.

Paris, Je T’aime (2006)
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 Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
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.

Ratatouille (2007)
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.

Two for the Road (1967)
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.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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.

Sarah’s Key (2010)
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.

The Three Musketeers (2011)
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.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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 Queen (2006)
Stephen Frears
Dame Helen Mirren turns in an Oscar-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth in this film that profiles the Queen’s attempts to treat Princess Diana’s death as a private family matter. Filmed in multiple locations including London, Paris and Scotland.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
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.

Yentl (1983)
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.

Forgiveness (2008)
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.

Flame & Citron (2008)
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.

Victor/Victoria  (1982)
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.

How to Steal a Million (1966)
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.

Heidelberger Romanze (1951)
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.

In the City of Sylvia (2007)
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.

Immortal Beloved (1994)
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 Illusionist (2006)
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.

Jean de Florette (1986)
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.

Julie & Julia (2009)
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.

Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
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.

A Good Year (2006)
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.

Das Boot (1981)
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.

Eva Nová (2015)
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.

Bolse Vita (1996)
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.

Lea (1997)
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.

North Face (2008)
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.

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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.

Mephisto (1981)
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.

The Martian (2015)
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.

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

The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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 Third Man (1949)
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 Sound of Music (1965)
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.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
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.

Woman in Gold (2015)
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)
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.

The Garden (1995)
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.

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

Jakob the Liar (1999)
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.

Amadeus (1984)
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.

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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 Lives of Others (2006)
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.

Martin Luther (1953)
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.

Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976)
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.

The Monuments Men (2014)
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.

Return to Dresden with Martin Duckworth (1986)
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.

Run, Lola, Run (1998)
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.

The Reader (2008)
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.

Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy (2017)
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 Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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 Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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 Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
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.

Yentl (1983)
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.

Flame & Citron (2008)
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.

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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.

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

Immortal Beloved (1994)
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 Illusionist (2006)
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.

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
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.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Wim Wenders
Berlin itself may be the real star of this much-loved fantasy. Shot in stark black & white in the still-divided capital city, Wenders (Paris, Texas, Buena Vista Social Club) earned plaudits at Cannes for his story of two angels who have spent eternity observing humankind. Bruno Ganz (The American Friend, Downfall) is the angel Damiel who longs to be human; Peter Falk (Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence) is an actor and star of a long-running American detective series who has wisdom to impart to the conflicted angel.

Cabaret (1972)
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.

Victoria (2015)
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.

The Tin Drum (1979)
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.

Admiral (2015)
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.

Amelia (2009)
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.

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu  (2005)
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.

Das Boot (1981)
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.

Bucharest Non Stop (2015)
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.

Bolse Vita (1996)
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.

Circles (2013)
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.

Before Sunrise (1995)
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.

No One’s Child (2014)
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.

Next to Me (2015)
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.

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

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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)
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.

My Beautiful Country (2013)
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 Oak (1992)
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.

Mephisto (1981)
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.

The Martian (2015)
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.

The Reader (2008)
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.

Toni Erdmann (2016)
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.

Steady! (1952)
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.

See You in Montevideo (2014)
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.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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.

Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)
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.

The Three Musketeers (2011)
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.

The Third Man (1949)
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 Sound of Music (1965)
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.

When Day Breaks (2012)
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.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
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.

Water (2006)
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 World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
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.

Woman in Gold (2015)
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.

Forgiveness (2008)
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 Fifth Estate (2013)
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.

Forever My Love (2013)
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.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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.

Just Between Us (2010)
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 Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
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.

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

I Am David (2004)
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)
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.

Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
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.

Anastasia (1956)
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.

The Americanization of Emily  (1964)
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.

A Week’s Holiday (1980)
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.

All the Mornings of the World (1991)
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.

Amélie  (2001)
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.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
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.

Dreams of Giverny (2016)
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.

Dunkirk (2017)
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)
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.

Cordeliers’ Square in Lyon (1895)
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.

Children of Paradise (1945)
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.

Coeur-sur-Mer (1950)
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.

Charade (1963)
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.

Chocolat (2000)
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.

The Longest Day (1962)
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.

La Vie en Rose (2007)
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.

Les Misérables (2012)
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.

Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
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.

Manon of the Spring (1986)
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.

My Mother’s Castle (1990)
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.

My Father’s Glory (1990)
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.

Madame Bovary (2000)
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.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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.

Monet’s Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny (2004)
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.

Midnight in Paris  (2011)
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.

Paris, Je T’aime (2006)
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 Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
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.

Ronin (1998)
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.

Ratatouille (2007)
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.

Two for the Road (1967)
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.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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.

Sarah’s Key (2010)
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.

The True Glory (1945)
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.

The Queen (2006)
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.

Verdict (1974)
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.

Victor/Victoria  (1982)
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.

Vincent and Theo  (1990)
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.

How to Steal a Million (1966)
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.

In the City of Sylvia (2007)
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.

I, Claude Monet (2017)
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.

Joan of Arc (1948)
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.

Jean de Florette (1986)
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.

Julie & Julia (2009)
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.

A Good Year (2006)
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.

Admiral (2015)
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.

Amelia (2009)
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.

Amelia (2009)
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.

Das Boot (1981)
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.

Bolse Vita (1996)
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)
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.

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

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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.

Mephisto (1981)
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.

The Martian (2015)
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.

The Reader (2008)
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.

Steady! (1952)
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.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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.

The Three Musketeers (2011)
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.

The Three Musketeers (2011)
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.

The Third Man (1949)
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 Sound of Music (1965)
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.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
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.

Water (2006)
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.

Woman in Gold (2015)
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.

Forgiveness (2008)
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 Fifth Estate (2013)
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.

Forever My Love (2013)
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.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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.

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

Jakob the Liar (1999)
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.

Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
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.

Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000)
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.

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
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.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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.

America Comes to Graceland (1993)
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.

A Death in the Family (2002)
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.

All the King’s Men (2006)
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.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
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.

The Drowning Pool (1975)
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.

Django Unchained (2012)
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.

Dead Man Walking (1995)
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.

Down by Law (1986)
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.

Decoding the Driftless (2018)
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.

Baby Doll (1956)
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.

The Buccaneer (1958)
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 Big Easy (1986)
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.

Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
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.

Blaze (1989) (1989)
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.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
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 Color Purple (1985)
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.

Crossroads (1986)
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.

The Civil War (1990)
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.

Civil War Journal (TV) (1993)
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.

Cold Mountain (2003)
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.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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.

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
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.

Look Homeward, Angel (TV) (1972)
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 Ladykillers (2004)
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.

Loving (2016)
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)
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.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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.

The Reivers (1969)
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.

Steel Magnolias (1989)
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.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1999) (1998)
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 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.

Show Boat (1951)
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.

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998) (1998)
Ross Spears
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.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (2000) (2000)
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.

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (TV) (1989)
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.

Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story (2013)
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).

Slavery and the Making of America (TV)  (2005)
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.

Selma (2014)
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.

The Waterboy (1998)
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.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
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.

Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
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.

King Creole (1958)
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.

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV) (1995)
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.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
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.

Freedom Riders (2010)
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 Great Flood (2012)
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 Good Lord Bird (TV) (2020)
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.

Mississippi Burning (1988)
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.

The Green Mile (1999)
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.

The River Rat (1984)
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)
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.

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.

Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
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.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
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.

Hard Times (1975)
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 Help (2011)
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.

Intruder in the Dust (1949)
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.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles  (1994)
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)
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.

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.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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. James Woods received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez.

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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.

Admiral (2015)
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 Deluge (1974)
Jerzy Hoffman
Hailed as one of the most popular movies in the history of Polish cinema, this film is based on the 1886 novel that recounts the thwarted Swedish invasion of Poland–Lithuania from 1655 to 1658. Filmed in multiple locations including Poland and Kiev, Ukraine.

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
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.

Nightwatching (2007)
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.

Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
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.

Talk to Her (2002)
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.

Steady! (1952)
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 Fifth Estate (2013)
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.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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.

A Sigh (2000)
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.

American Dreams in China (2013)
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.

The Naked Terra Cotta Warriors
  (2015)

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.

The Last Emperor (1987)
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.

Passages (Lü Cheng) (2004)
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.

Lust, Caution (2007)
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.

The Road Home (1999)
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.

Red Sorghum (1988)
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.

Shanghai Express (1932)
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.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
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.

The World (2005)
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.

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

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

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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.

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

Lost in Thailand (2012)
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.

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

The Deluge (1974)
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.

Bucharest Non Stop (2015)
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.

Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
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.

The English Surgeon (2007)
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.

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

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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.

Michael the Brave (1970)
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.

The Oak (1992)
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.

Toni Erdmann (2016)
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.

Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
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.

Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)
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.

Water (2006)
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 Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
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.

Hollywood on the Dnieper: Dreams from Atlantis (2014)
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.

Ivan Semenovich Kozlovskiy (1978)
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.

A Week’s Holiday (1980)
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.

A Tale of Autumn (1998)
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.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
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.

Coeur-sur-Mer (1950)
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.

Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
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.

Manon of the Spring (1986)
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.

My Mother’s Castle (1990)
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.

My Father’s Glory (1990)
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.

Our Summer in Provence  (2014)
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.

Ronin (1998)
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.

Verdict (1974)
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.

Vincent and Theo  (1990)
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)
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.

A Good Year (2006)
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.

Noble  (2014)
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.

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
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.

Three Seasons (1999)
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.

The Floating Lives (2010)
Quang Binh Nguyen
Stories of people living in the Mekong Delta, and how their lives are bound by the forces of nature. Filmed in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
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.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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.

Oliver Stone (1993)
Heaven & Earth
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.

The Quiet American (2002)
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.

Indochine (1992)
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)
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.

Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (2010)
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.

Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000)
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.

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
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.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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.

America Comes to Graceland (1993)
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.

A Death in the Family (2002)
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.

All the King’s Men (2006)
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.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
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.

The Drowning Pool (1975)
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.

Django Unchained (2012)
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.

Dead Man Walking (1995)
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.

Down by Law (1986)
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.

Decoding the Driftless (2018)
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.

Baby Doll (1956)
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.

The Buccaneer (1958)
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 Big Easy (1986)
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.

Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
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.

Blaze (1989) (1989)
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.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
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 Color Purple (1985)
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.

Crossroads (1986)
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.

Civil War Journal (TV) (1993)
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.

Cold Mountain (2003)
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.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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.

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
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.

The Ladykillers (2004)
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.

Loving (2016)
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)
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.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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.

The Reivers (1969)
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.

Steel Magnolias (1989)
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.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1999) (1998)
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 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.

Show Boat (1951)
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.

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998) (1998)
Ross Spears
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.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (2000) (2000)
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.

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (TV) (1989)
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.

Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story (2013)
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).

Slavery and the Making of America (TV)  (2005)
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.

Selma (2014)
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.

The Waterboy (1998)
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.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
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.

Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
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.

King Creole (1958)
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.

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV) (1995)
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.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
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.

Freedom Riders (2010)
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 Great Flood (2012)
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 Good Lord Bird (TV) (2020)
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.

Mississippi Burning (1988)
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.

The Green Mile (1999)
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.

The River Rat (1984)
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)
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.

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.

Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
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.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
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.

Hard Times (1975)
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 Help (2011)
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.

Intruder in the Dust (1949)
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.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles  (1994)
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)
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.

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.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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. James Woods received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez.

Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000)
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.

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
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.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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.

All the King’s Men (2006)
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.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
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.

The Drowning Pool (1975)
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.

Django Unchained (2012)
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.

Dead Man Walking (1995)
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.

Down by Law (1986)
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.

Baby Doll (1956)
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.

The Buccaneer (1958)
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 Big Easy (1986)
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.

Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
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.

Blaze (1989) (1989)
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.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
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.

Crossroads (1986)
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.

The Civil War (1990)
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.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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.

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
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.

Look Homeward, Angel (TV) (1972)
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 Ladykillers (2004)
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.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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.

The Reivers (1969)
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.

Steel Magnolias (1989)
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.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1999) (1998)
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 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.

Show Boat (1951)
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.

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998) (1998)
Ross Spears
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.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (2000) (2000)
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.

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (TV) (1989)
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.

Slavery and the Making of America (TV)  (2005)
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.

Selma (2014)
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.

The Waterboy (1998)
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.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
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.

Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
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.

King Creole (1958)
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.

Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (TV) (1995)
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.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
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.

Freedom Riders (2010)
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.

Mississippi Burning (1988)
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.

The Green Mile (1999)
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.

Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
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.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
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.

Hard Times (1975)
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 Help (2011)
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.

Intruder in the Dust (1949)
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.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles  (1994)
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)
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.

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.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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. James Woods received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez.

Das Boot (1981)
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.

Eva Nová (2015)
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.

Bolse Vita (1996)
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)
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.

Lea (1997)
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.

North Face (2008)
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.

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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.

Mephisto (1981)
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.

The Martian (2015)
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.

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

The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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.

The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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 Third Man (1949)
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 Sound of Music (1965)
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.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
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.

Woman in Gold (2015)
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)
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.

The Garden (1995)
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.

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

Jakob the Liar (1999)
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.

Admiral (2015)
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.

Amelia (2009)
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.

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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 Passion of the Christ (2004)
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.

The Reader (2008)
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.

Steady! (1952)
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.

Forgiveness (2008)
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 Fifth Estate (2013)
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.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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.

Admiral (2015)
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.

Amelia (2009)
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.

North Face (2008)
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.

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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 Passion of the Christ (2004)
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.

The Reader (2008)
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.

Steady! (1952)
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.

Forgiveness (2008)
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 Fifth Estate (2013)
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.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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.

Das Boot (1981)
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.

Bolse Vita (1996)
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)
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.

North Face (2008)
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.

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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.

Mephisto (1981)
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.

The Martian (2015)
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.

The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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.

The Third Man (1949)
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 Sound of Music (1965)
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.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
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.

Woman in Gold (2015)
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)
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)
Márk Bodzsár
Set in Budapest, this film offers insights into the everyday lives of a remarkable ambulance crew. Originally titled Isteni müszak.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
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.

Anastasia (1956)
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.

The Americanization of Emily  (1964)
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.

All the Mornings of the World (1991)
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.

Amélie  (2001)
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.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
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.

Dreams of Giverny (2016)
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.

Dunkirk (2017)
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)
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.

Cordeliers’ Square in Lyon (1895)
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.

Children of Paradise (1945)
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.

Charade (1963)
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.

Chocolat (2000)
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.

Back to Burgundy (2017)
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.

The Longest Day (1962)
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.

La Vie en Rose (2007)
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.

Les Misérables (2012)
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.

Manon of the Spring (1986)
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.

Madame Bovary (2000)
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.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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.

Monet’s Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny (2004)
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.

Midnight in Paris  (2011)
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.

Paris, Je T’aime (2006)
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 Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
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.

Ratatouille (2007)
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.

Two for the Road (1967)
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.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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.

Sarah’s Key (2010)
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.

The True Glory (1945)
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.

The Queen (2006)
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.

Victor/Victoria  (1982)
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.

How to Steal a Million (1966)
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.

In the City of Sylvia (2007)
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.

I, Claude Monet (2017)
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.

Joan of Arc (1948)
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.

Jean de Florette (1986)
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.

Julie & Julia (2009)
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.

A Good Year (2006)
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.

Anastasia (1956)
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.

All the Mornings of the World (1991)
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.

Amélie  (2001)
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.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
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.

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

Duel in the Forest (1958)
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.

Dunkirk (2017)
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)
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.

Cordeliers’ Square in Lyon (1895)
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.

Children of Paradise (1945)
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.

Charade (1963)
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)
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.

La Vie en Rose (2007)
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.

North Face (2008)
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.

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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.

Les Misérables (2012)
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.

Manon of the Spring (1986)
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.

Madame Bovary (2000)
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.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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.

Midnight in Paris  (2011)
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 Machine That Made Us (2008)
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.

Paris, Je T’aime (2006)
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 Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
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.

Ratatouille (2007)
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.

Two for the Road (1967)
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.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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.

Sarah’s Key (2010)
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.

The Queen (2006)
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.

Youth (2015)
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.

Forgiveness (2008)
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.

Victor/Victoria  (1982)
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.

How to Steal a Million (1966)
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.

In the City of Sylvia (2007)
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.

Jean de Florette (1986)
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.

Julie & Julia (2009)
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.

A Good Year (2006)
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.

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu  (2005)
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.

Bucharest Non Stop (2015)
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.

Bolse Vita (1996)
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.

Circles (2013)
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.

No One’s Child (2014)
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.

Next to Me (2015)
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.

Michael the Brave (1970)
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.

My Beautiful Country (2013)
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 Oak (1992)
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.

Mephisto (1981)
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.

The Martian (2015)
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.

Toni Erdmann (2016)
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.

See You in Montevideo (2014)
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.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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.

Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)
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.

When Day Breaks (2012)
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.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
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.

The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
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.

Just Between Us (2010)
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 Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
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.

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

I Am David (2004)
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)
Peter Kassovitz
Set in a wartime Polish ghetto, this film stars Robin Williams as a shopkeeper who spreads hope among the imprisoned community by fabricating tales about approaching Allied advances, claiming he has heard such stories on his secret radio. Filmed in Hungary and Poland.

The Exodus Decoded (2006)
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.

Egypt Unwrapped (TV) (2008)
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.

Egypt 3D (2013)
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.

Luxor, Egypt (1912)
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.

Of Time, Tombs and Treasures (1977)
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.

Mysteries of Egypt (1998)
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.

Mystery of the Nile (2005)
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.

Whatever Lola Wants (2008)
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.

Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids (2016)
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.

Cairo Time (2009)
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.

Death on the Nile (1978)
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.

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

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
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.

Lisbon (1956)
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 Last Run (1971)
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.

Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
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.

O Velho do Restelo (2014)
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.

Spanish Narration – Salamanca: The Heart of Spain’s Golden Age (2004)
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.

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

The Holy Queen (1947)
Henrique Campos, Aníbal Contreiras, 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.

Night Train to Lisbon  (2013)
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.

Admiral (2015)
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.

Amelia (2009)
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.

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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 Reader (2008)
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.

Steady! (1952)
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.

Forgiveness (2008)
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 Fifth Estate (2013)
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.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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.

Das Boot (1981)
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.

Bolse Vita (1996)
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)
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.

North Face (2008)
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.

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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.

Mephisto (1981)
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.

The Martian (2015)
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.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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.

The Third Man (1949)
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 Sound of Music (1965)
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.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
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.

Woman in Gold (2015)
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)
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)
Márk Bodzsár
Set in Budapest, this film offers insights into the everyday lives of a remarkable ambulance crew. Originally titled Isteni müszak.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
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.

A Sigh (2000)
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.

American Dreams in China (2013)
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.

The Naked Terra Cotta Warriors
  (2015)

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.

The Last Emperor (1987)
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.

Passages (Lü Cheng) (2004)
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.

Lust, Caution (2007)
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.

Once Upon a Time in Tibet (2010)
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.

Old Dog (2011)
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.

The Road Home (1999)
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.

Red Sorghum (1988)
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.

Shanghai Express (1932)
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.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
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.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
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.

The World (2005)
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.

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

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

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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.

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

Lost in Thailand (2012)
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.

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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.

Admiral (2015)
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.

Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)
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.

Antwerp Central (2011)
Peter Kruger
A historical and contemplative look at Antwerp’s Central Station, as seen through the reminiscences of a traveler. Filmed in Antwerp, Belgium.

A Dog of Flanders (1960)
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)
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.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
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.

Everybody’s Famous (2000)
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.

Nightwatching (2007)
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.

Ne me quitte pas (2013)
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.

Theirs Is the Glory (1946)
Brian Desmond Hurst
A reenactment of the Battle of Arnhem, as told by cast members who lived it. Filmed in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
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.

Steady! (1952)
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 Kid with a Bike (2011)
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.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
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.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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.

The Giants (2011)
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.

A Sigh (2000)
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.

American Dreams in China (2013)
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.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
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.

The Naked Terra Cotta Warriors
  (2015)

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.

The Last Emperor (1987)
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.

Passages (Lü Cheng) (2004)
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.

Lust, Caution (2007)
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.

People’s Park (2012)
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.

The Road Home (1999)
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.

Red Sorghum (1988)
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.

Two Great Sheep (2004)
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.

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

Shanghai Express (1932)
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.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
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.

The World (2005)
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.

King of the Children (1987)
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.

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

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

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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.

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

Lost in Thailand (2012)
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.

Anna Karenina (2012)
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.

Aszparuh (1981)
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.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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.

Oblomov (1980)
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)
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.

Reds (1981)
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.

Russian Ark  (2002)
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.

Russia in Bloom (2013)
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.

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

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

Hollywood on the Dnieper: Dreams from Atlantis (2014)
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.

Films By Country


Forever My Love (2013)
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.

Before Sunrise (1995)
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.

North Face (2008)
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 Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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 Third Man (1949)
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 Sound of Music (1965)
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.

Woman in Gold (2015)
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.

Any Way the Wind Blows (2003)
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.

Antwerp Central (2011)
Peter Kruger
A historical and contemplative look at Antwerp’s Central Station, as seen through the reminiscences of a traveler. Filmed in Antwerp, Belgium.

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

Everybody’s Famous (2000)
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.

Ne me quitte pas (2013)
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 Kid with a Bike (2011)
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.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
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 Giants (2011)
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.

Aszparuh (1981)
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.

The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)
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)
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.

Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000)
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.

Lost in Thailand (2012)
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.

A Sigh (2000)
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.

American Dreams in China (2013)
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.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
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.

The Naked Terra Cotta Warriors
  (2015)

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.

The Last Emperor (1987)
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.

Passages (Lü Cheng) (2004)
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.

Lust, Caution (2007)
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.

Once Upon a Time in Tibet (2010)
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.

Old Dog (2011)
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.

People’s Park (2012)
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.

The Road Home (1999)
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.

Red Sorghum (1988)
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.

Two Great Sheep (2004)
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.

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

Shanghai Express (1932)
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.

Shanghai Calling (2012)
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.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
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.

The World (2005)
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.

King of the Children (1987)
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.

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

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

Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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.

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

Just Between Us (2010)
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.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
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.

Amadeus (1984)
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.

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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 Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
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.

Yentl (1983)
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.

Immortal Beloved (1994)
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 Illusionist (2006)
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.

Anastasia (1956)
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.

Flame & Citron (2008)
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.

Sugar (2009)
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.

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
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 Exodus Decoded (2006)
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.

Egypt Unwrapped (TV) (2008)
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.

Egypt 3D (2013)
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.

Luxor, Egypt (1912)
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.

Of Time, Tombs and Treasures (1977)
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.

Mysteries of Egypt (1998)
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.

Mystery of the Nile (2005)
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.

Whatever Lola Wants (2008)
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.

Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids (2016)
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.

Cairo Time (2009)
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.

Death on the Nile (1978)
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.

Anastasia (1956)
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.

Dunkirk (2017)
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.

Les Misérables (2012)
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 Queen (2006)
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 Good Year (2006)
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.

The Fifth Estate (2013)
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.

Anastasia (1956)
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.

The Americanization of Emily  (1964)
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.

A Week’s Holiday (1980)
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.

All the Mornings of the World (1991)
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.

A Tale of Autumn (1998)
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.

Amélie  (2001)
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.

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
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.

Dreams of Giverny (2016)
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.

Dunkirk (2017)
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)
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.

Cordeliers’ Square in Lyon (1895)
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.

Children of Paradise (1945)
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.

Coeur-sur-Mer (1950)
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.

The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
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.

Charade (1963)
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.

Chocolat (2000)
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.

The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
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.

Back to Burgundy (2017)
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.

The Longest Day (1962)
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.

La Vie en Rose (2007)
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.

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

Les Misérables (2012)
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.

Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
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.

Manon of the Spring (1986)
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.

My Mother’s Castle (1990)
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.

My Father’s Glory (1990)
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.

Madame Bovary (2000)
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.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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.

Monet’s Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny (2004)
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.

Midnight in Paris  (2011)
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.

Our Summer in Provence  (2014)
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.

Paris, Je T’aime (2006)
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 Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
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.

Ronin (1998)
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.

Ratatouille (2007)
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.

Two for the Road (1967)
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.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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.

Sarah’s Key (2010)
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.

The True Glory (1945)
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.

The Queen (2006)
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.

You Will Be My Son (2011)
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.

Verdict (1974)
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.

Victor/Victoria  (1982)
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.

Vincent and Theo  (1990)
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.

Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
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.

How to Steal a Million (1966)
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.

In the City of Sylvia (2007)
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.

I, Claude Monet (2017)
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.

Joan of Arc (1948)
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.

Jean de Florette (1986)
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.

Julie & Julia (2009)
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.

A Good Year (2006)
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.

Amelia (2009)
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.

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

Duel in the Forest (1958)
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.

Das Boot (1981)
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.

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

Ludwig II (1955)
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.

Ludwig (1973)
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 Lives of Others (2006)
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.

Martin Luther (1953)
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.

Memories of Berlin: The Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976)
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.

The Machine That Made Us (2008)
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 Monuments Men (2014)
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 Passion of the Christ (2004)
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.

Return to Dresden with Martin Duckworth (1986)
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.

Run, Lola, Run (1998)
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.

The Reader (2008)
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.

Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy (2017)
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 True Glory (1945)
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.

The Three Musketeers (2011)
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.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
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 Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
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.

Water (2006)
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.

Forgiveness (2008)
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.

Flame & Citron (2008)
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.

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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.

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

Heidelberger Romanze (1951)
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.

Judgement at Nuremberg (1961)
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.

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
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.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Wim Wenders
Berlin itself may be the real star of this much-loved fantasy. Shot in stark black & white in the still-divided capital city, Wenders (Paris, Texas, Buena Vista Social Club) earned plaudits at Cannes for his story of two angels who have spent eternity observing humankind. Bruno Ganz (The American Friend, Downfall) is the angel Damiel who longs to be human; Peter Falk (Husbands, A Woman Under the Influence) is an actor and star of a long-running American detective series who has wisdom to impart to the conflicted angel.

Cabaret (1972)
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.

Victoria (2015)
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.

The Tin Drum (1979)
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.

Bolse Vita (1996)
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.

Mephisto (1981)
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.

The Martian (2015)
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.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
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.

Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story (1985)
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.

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

Jakob the Liar (1999)
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.

All the Beauty of the World (2006)
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.

Jakob the Liar (1999)
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.

Youth (2015)
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.

The Giants (2011)
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.

Lust, Caution (2007)
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.

The Deluge (1974)
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.

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

Jakob the Liar (1999)
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.

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

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
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.

Lisbon (1956)
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 Last Run (1971)
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.

Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
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.

O Velho do Restelo (2014)
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)
Carlos Saura
The relationship among music, dance and the culture of Portugal is illustrated in this documentary film. Filmed in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Holy Queen (1947)
Henrique Campos, Aníbal Contreiras, 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.

Night Train to Lisbon  (2013)
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.

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu  (2005)
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.

Bucharest Non Stop (2015)
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.

Michael the Brave (1970)
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.

The Oak (1992)
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.

Toni Erdmann (2016)
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.

Uncle Marin, the Billionaire (1979)
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.

The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
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.

Anna Karenina (2012)
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.

Aszparuh (1981)
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.

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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.

Oblomov (1980)
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)
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.

Reds (1981)
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.

Russian Ark  (2002)
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.

Russia in Bloom (2013)
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.

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

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

Hollywood on the Dnieper: Dreams from Atlantis (2014)
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 Queen (2006)
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.

Circles (2013)
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.

No One’s Child (2014)
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.

Next to Me (2015)
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.

My Beautiful Country (2013)
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.

See You in Montevideo (2014)
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.

When Day Breaks (2012)
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.

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

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

The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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 Garden (1995)
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 Dancer Upstairs (2002)
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)
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.

O Velho do Restelo (2014)
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.

Talk to Her (2002)
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.

Spanish Narration – Salamanca: The Heart of Spain’s Golden Age (2004)
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 Emigrants (1971)
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.

North Face (2008)
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.

Youth (2015)
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.

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

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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.

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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.

Admiral (2015)
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 Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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.

Dunkirk (2017)
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.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
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.

Nightwatching (2007)
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.

Theirs Is the Glory (1946)
Brian Desmond Hurst
A reenactment of the Battle of Arnhem, as told by cast members who lived it. Filmed in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
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.

Talk to Her (2002)
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.

Steady! (1952)
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 Fifth Estate (2013)
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.

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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.

The Deluge (1974)
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.

Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
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.

The English Surgeon (2007)
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.

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

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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.

Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
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.

Water (2006)
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.

Hollywood on the Dnieper: Dreams from Atlantis (2014)
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.

Ivan Semenovich Kozlovskiy (1978)
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 Buccaneer (1958)
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.

Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana (2000)
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.

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
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.

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) (1940)
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.

A Death in the Family (2002)
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.

As I Lay Dying (2013)
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.

The Drowning Pool (1975)
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.

Django Unchained (2012)
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.

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
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.

Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Hockey Team (TV) (2001)
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.

Decoding the Driftless (2018)
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.

Baby Doll (1956)
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.

The Buccaneer (1958)
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 Blues Brothers (1980)
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.

Belizaire the Cajun (1986)
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.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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.

The Color Purple (1985)
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 Civil War (1990)
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.

Civil War Journal (TV) (1993)
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.

The Emigrants (1971)
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.

Cold Mountain (2003)
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.

Cadillac Records (2008)
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.

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
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.

Look Homeward, Angel (TV) (1972)
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.

Lincoln (2012)
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 New Land (1972)
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.

Loving (2016)
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.

The Music Man (1962)
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.

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.

Steel Magnolias (1989)
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.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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.

Tom and Huck (1995)
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.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1999) (1998)
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.

State Fair (1945)
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.

The Sound and the Fury (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998) (1998)
Ross Spears
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.

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
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.

Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (2000) (2000)
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.

Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (TV) (1989)
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.

Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story (2013)
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).

Selma (2014)
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.

Sugar (2009)
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.

The Waterboy (1998)
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.

Whatever Lola Wants (2008)
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.

Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990)
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.

Freedom Riders (2010)
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 Good Lord Bird (TV) (2020)
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.

The Green Mile (1999)
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.

Great Performances: Life on the Mississippi (1971)
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 Glass Menagerie (TV) (1973)
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.

Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
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.

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.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
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.

Herman USA (2001)
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.

The Help (2011)
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.

Intruder in the Dust (1949)
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.

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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.

John Deere Country: Stories About the Folks Who Love John Deere (2009)
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.

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.

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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. James Woods received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Filmed in multiple locations including Natchez.

Noble  (2014)
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.

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
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.

Three Seasons (1999)
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.

The Floating Lives (2010)
Quang Binh Nguyen
Stories of people living in the Mekong Delta, and how their lives are bound by the forces of nature. Filmed in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
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.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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.

Oliver Stone (1993)
Heaven & Earth
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.

The Quiet American (2002)
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.

Indochine (1992)
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)
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.

Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (2010)
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.