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The Contract

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Year: 2006

Country: Germany, USA

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Bill Smitrovich, Corey Johnson, Jonathan Hyde, Alice Krige, John Cusack, Thomas Lockyer

Available Quality: DivX, Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 5.7

The widower teacher and baseball and basketball coach Ray Keene lost his wife that died of cancer two years ago. When his teenage son Chris Keene is caught by the police smoking pot, Ray invites him to hike and camp in the woods to increase their bonds. Meanwhile, the mercenary assassin Frank Carden is arrested by FBI after a car accident in the middle of a contract to kill an important target. While Frank is traveling on the road escorted by three FBI agents, his men try to rescue him, but his car falls into a river and is carried by the drift. Ray helps the wounded agent and the cuffed Frank to leave the river, and feels responsible to deli...

 

Black Robe

Genres: Adventure, Drama, History

Year: 1991

Country: Australia, Canada

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Billy Two Rivers, Sandrine Holt, Tantoo Cardinal, August Schellenberg, Lothaire Bluteau, Lawrence Bayne, Aden Young

Available Quality: DivX, iPod, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 7.1

In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls in love with the Algonquin chief's beautiful daughter underneath the imposing and magnificent mountains. Dread and death follows them upriver.

 

Mao's Last Dancer

Genres: Drama

Year: 2009

Country: Australia

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Sam Anderson, Jack Thompson, Kyle MacLachlan, Ferdinand Hoang, Christopher Kirby, Suzie Steen

Available Quality: DivX, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 7.2

A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

 

Tender Mercies

Genres: Drama, Music

Year: 1983

Country: USA

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Robert Duvall, Paul Gleason, Tess Harper, Lenny von Dohlen, Ellen Barkin, Wilford Brimley, Betty Buckley

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.

 

Breaker Morant

Genres: Drama, War

Year: 1980

Country: Australia

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Chris Smith, Chris Haywood, Jack Thompson, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Bryan Brown, Vincent Ball, John Waters

Available Quality: DVD, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.9

During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defence puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.

 

The Getting of Wisdom

Genres: Drama

Year: 1978

Country: Australia

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Julia Blake, Monica Maughan, Kerry Armstrong, Max Fairchild, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Terence Donovan, Dorothy Bradley

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.5

There is hope, there is hurt . . . there is loneliness, there is love . . . there is wanting and there is joy in . . . The Getting of Wisdom

 

Paradise Road

Genres: Drama, History, War

Year: 1997

Country: USA, Australia

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Glenn Close, Julianna Margulies, Cate Blanchett, Frances McDormand, Jennifer Ehle, Sab Shimono, Clyde Kusatsu

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.6

The group of women from different countries and social levels are prisoners in a Japanese concentration camp, where one of them, Adrienne, who is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, organizes a vocal band in spite of their guards resistance.

 

Last Dance

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Year: 1996

Country: USA

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Skeet Ulrich, Sharon Stone, Randy Quaid, Rob Morrow, Don Harvey, Jayne Brook, Jack Thompson

Available Quality: Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 5.6

Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep friendship, while all the while the date for her execution draws nearer.

 

Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Year: 2011

Country: USA

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Jane Fonda, Katharine McPhee, Elizabeth Olsen, Catherine Keener, Maddie Corman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Rosanna Arquette

Available Quality: DivX

IMDB Rating: 4.8

An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets and self-discovery.

 

Money Movers

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Year: 1978

Country: Australia

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Tony Bonner, Terence Donovan, Ed Devereaux

Available Quality: DivX

IMDB Rating: 6.1

An armoured car company is the target of repeated heists. Company leadership is enforcing new measures in order to tighten the security. However, the biggest danger of a new heist lies within the company's own ranks.

 

Puberty Blues

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Year: 1981

Country: Australia

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Tony Hughes, Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja, Geoff Rhoe, Sandy Paul, Leander Brett, Jay Hackett

Available Quality: Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 5.9

Meet Sue, a teenage Australian girl in the late 70s, whose life mainly consists of doing what everyone else does - watch the surfing boys and have sex with the same surfing boys. The girls have to follow lots of strange customs, e.g. do not eat or go to the bathroom when a boy is around. Ugly girls have two choices - being bitches and hate boys, or being generally cheap and looked down upon by everyone. The afternoons are spent on the beaches, in the backseats of car or at home-alone-parties where sex and alcohol are the main ingredients. Parents and teachers are trying to straighten the kids out, but that is not easy.

 

Evelyn

Genres: Drama

Year: 2002

Country: Germany, USA, UK, Netherlands, Ireland

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh, Mairead Devlin, Frank Kelly

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Catholic Church and the Irish courts decide to put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that when his financial situation reverses, he will be able to get his children back; money is hard to come by. During that time, Evelyn and her brothers suffer the abuses of living in orphanages while Desmond struggles to...

 

Driving Miss Daisy

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Year: 1989

Country: USA

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy, Ray McKinnon, Esther Rolle, Joann Havrilla

Available Quality: DivX, DVD, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.4

An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta can no longer drive. Her son insists she allow him to hire a driver, which in the 1950s meant a black man. She resists any change in her life but, Hoke, the driver is hired by her son. She refuses to allow him to drive her anywhere at first, but Hoke slowly wins her over with his native good graces. The movie is directly taken from a stage play and does show it. It covers over twenty years of the pair's life together as they slowly build a relationship that transcends their differences.

 

Her Alibi

Genres: Comedy, Crime, Romance

Year: 1989

Country: USA

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Tom Selleck, Bill Smitrovich, Paulina Porizkova, Ronald Guttman, Tess Harper, Victor Argo, Patrick Wayne

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 5.3

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt his first assessment. He is still falling for her, but more and more nervous as time passes, and there are more close calls with death on his part.

 

Double Jeopardy

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Year: 1999

Country: Germany, USA, Canada

Director: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, Ashley Judd, Bruce Campbell, Gillian Barber, Jay Brazeau, Michael Gaston

Available Quality: DivX, DVD, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.1

When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years later Libby is paroled and with the help of Travis Lehman (her parole officer) she sets out to find her son and the truth behind the "murder".

 
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