|Almost Famous 2000 R, 124 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, John Fedevich, Liz Stauber, Jimmy Fallon, Mark Kozelek
In the early 1970s, aspiring journalist, San Diego high school student William Miller (Patrick Fugit) is given the choice assignment of writing a "Rolling Stone" article about the rising rock band Stillwater. William joins the band's "Almost Famous" tour, befriends guitarist Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) and lead singer Jeff Bebe (Jason Lee), falls in love with "band aid" Elaine (Kate Hudson), and sees the real world. But throughout his assignment, William's mother (Frances McDormand) calls him often and warns him to stay away from drugs. The film won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay; both Kate Hudson and Frances McDormand were nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 PG, 115 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee, Adam Godley, Franziska Troegner, AnnaSophia Robb
Eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) has hidden in his candy bars five golden tickets, which will allow the owners a tour of Wonka's chocolate factory. Poor, but kind, Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) and four spoiled brats from around the world hold the golden tickets and embark on the unforgettable tour.
|Flirting 1991 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: John Duigan
Cast: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Felix Nobis, Josh Picker, Bartholomew Rose, Kiri Paramore, Jeff Truman, Marshall Napier, Freddie Paris, Marc Aden, Gregg Palmer, David Wieland, Craig Black, Les Hill
In this sequel to "The Year My Voice Broke", Director and Screenwriter Duigan has again come up with a winner. Awkward, shy Danny (Noah Taylor) is now in boarding school and his questioning attitude challenges conventional wisdom. He falls in love with Ugandan Thandiwe (Thandie Newton), a pretty, smart, and intelligent girl who, like Danny, has a rebellious spirit. This is a wonderful film of the pains of growing up.
|Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 PG-13, 118 min.|
Genre: Fantasy / Action / Adventure / Thriller
Director: Jan de Bont
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Ciaran Hinds, Chris Barrie, Noah Taylor, Djimon Hounsou, Til Schweiger, Simon Yam, Terence Yin, Daniel Caltagirone, Fabiano Martell, Jonathan Coyne, Robert Cavanah, Lenny Juma, Ronan Vibert
In this sequel to "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," video game character Lara (Angelina Jolie) is back at work. This time, she is recruited by British Intelligence to retrieve Pandora's Box from the evil clutches of Chinese gangster Jonathan Reiss (Ciaran Hinds). A mercenary, Terry Sheridan (Gerard Butler), comes to Lara's aid, and they travel the world in search of the box in order to prevent untold suffering for the human race.
|Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 PG-13, 98 min.|
Genre: Action / Fantasy / Adventure
aka: Tomb Raider
Director: Simon West
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Noah Taylor, Iain Glen, Daniel Craig, Chris Barrie, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Leslie Phillips, Richard Johnson, Robert Phillips, Rachel Appleton, Henry Wyndham, David Cheung, David K.S. Tse, Ozzie Yue
Video games come to life in this action film starring Angelina Jolie as the infamous British heiress, Lara Croft, who hops from one dangerous situation to another. On the anniversary of her beloved father Lord Croft's (Jon Voight) death, the planets are going into alignment, and an ancient organization, the Illuminati, is searching for an ancient talisman that gives its owner the power over time and death. Now, Laura travels to exotic places in search of the talisman so that she can destroy it before the Illuminati find it.
|The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge, Robyn Cohen, Waris Ahluwalia
After a shark killed his best friend, ocean documentary-maker Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) gathers an oddball group–his long-lost son Ned (Owen Wilson), his estranged wife Eleanor (Anjelica Huston), and journalist Jane Winslett-Richardson (Cate Blanchett)–to crew his ship, the Belafonte. The group sets off on a mission to avenge Steve's friend's death and, in the process, become involved in a kidnapping, bankruptcy, and a band of pirates.
|Max 2002 R, 106 min.|
Director: Menno Meyjes
Cast: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker, Ulrich Thomsen, David Horovitch, Janet Suzman, Andras Stohl, Peter Capaldi, Kevin McKidd
In this fictionalized biography of Adolph Hitler, Jewish art dealer Max Rothman (John Cusack) befriends aspiring artist Adolph Hitler (Noah Taylor). Director Menno Meyjes argues a case that Hitler turned to politics because he failed as an artist.
|The New World 2005 PG-13, 150 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Romance
Director: Terrence Malick
Cast: Colin Farrell, Q'Orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, Wes Studi, David Thewlis, August Schellenberg, Irene Bedard, Yorick van Wageningen, Ben Mendelsohn, Raoul Trujillo, Brian F. O'Byrne, Michael Greyeyes, Kalani Queypo, Noah Taylor
Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell) explores the New World and forms the community of Jamestown in 1607, but there is an uneasy truce between the settlers and the Native Americans already in the area, and Smith is taken captive. Lucky for him, Chief Powhaten's (August Schellenberg) daughter, Pocohantas (Q'orianka Kilcher), interferes and saves his life. The story continues from there and centers on the loves and tribulations of Pocohantas' life.
|The Proposition 2005 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
Director: John Hillcoat
Cast: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Richard(2) Wilson, Emily Watson, John Hurt, David Wenham, Noah Taylor, David Gulpilil, Leah Purcell, Garry Waddell, Boris Brkic, Jeremy Madrona, Jae Mamuyac, Mick Roughan
The Australian frontier in the late 1800s is not unlike the American Old West, and Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone) has been brought in from England to help in the taming process. This film centers around the Burns brothers, a notorious gang who have raped and pillaged throughout the territory. When two of them, Charlie (Guy Pearce) and young Mike (Richard Wilson), are captured after killing a family, Stanley has a proposition for Charlie: find and kill the older brother and gang leader, Arthur (Danny Huston), and gain pardons for him and Mike. But, he must do it within nine days or Mike will be hanged on Christmas day.
|Shine 1996 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Scott Hicks
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, Alex Rafalowicz, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud, Googie Withers, Chris Haywood, Sonia Todd, Justin Braine, Gordon Poole, Nicholas Bell, Marianna Doherty, Danielle Cox, Joey Kennedy
This film provides a biographical account of Austrian piano virtuoso David Helfgrott. As a youth, David (Alex Rafalowicz) was a child prodigy, but in his twenties David (Noah Taylor) suffered a nervous breakdown brought on by abuse from his overbearing father, Peter (Armin Mueller-Stahl). After more than 15 years of problems, David (Geoffrey Rush) finally triumphs over adversity when he falls in love with Gillian (Lynn Redgrave) who helps him regain his life and fame in the music world. Rush won the Best Actor Oscar. The film was also nominated for nine others, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (Mueller-Stahl).
|Simon Magus 1999 N/R, 106 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Mystery / Romance
Director: Ben Hopkins
Cast: Noah Taylor, Stuart Townsend, Sean McGinley, Embeth Davidtz, Amanda Ryan, Rutger Hauer, Ian Holm, Terence Rigby, Toby Jones, Jim Dunk, Ursula Jones, Cyril Shaps, David de Keyser, Ken Dury, Tom Fisher
Set in Europe during the 19th century, this story revolves around a small town divided between its Jewish and Christian communities. Matters come to a head over the arrival of a local railway. Simon (Noah Taylor), who claims he talks to the devil and can put curses on crops, becomes a central player in the controversy.
|The Sleeping Dictionary 2002 R, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Guy Jenkin
Cast: Hugh Dancy, Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Bob Hoskins, Emily Mortimer, Noah Taylor, Christopher Ling Lee Ian, Junix Nocian, Michael Jessing Langgi, Mano Maniam, Kate Helen White, K.K. Moggie, Cicilia Anak Richard, Malcolm Rogers, Eugene Salleh
Set in the 1930s, John (Hugh Dancy) takes a government position to assist in the colonization of Sarawak, Borneo. Honoring a local custom, John is provided a servant (Jessica Alba), whose duties include sharing his bed. Neither the British nor the natives are happy when the two fall in love.
|Vanilla Sky 2001 R, 135 min.|
Genre: Drama / Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Timothy Spall, Tilda Swinton, Michael Shannon, Delaina Mitchell, Shalom Harlow, Oona Hart, Ivana Milicevic, Johnny Galecki, Jhaemi Willens
After spoiled playboy David's (Tom Cruise) girlfriend Julie (Cameron Diaz) finds him with Sofia (Penelope Cruz), she purposefully steers their car off a bridge, kills herself, and disfigures David. For the rest of the story, David wears a mask and is under the care of a psychologist, Dr. Curtis McCabe (Kurt Russell), who tries to get the facts of a murder David has been accused of–maybe Julia's, maybe Sofia's. But was there really a murder, or was it all in David's head?
|The Year My Voice Broke 1987 PG-13, 103 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: John Duigan
Cast: Noah Taylor, Leone Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell, Lynette Curran, Malcolm Robertson, Judi Farr, Tim Robertson, Bruce Spence, Harold Hopkins, Nick Tate, Vincent Ball, Anja Coleby, Kylie Ostara, Kelly Dingwall
Director/Screenwriter John Duigan's film is an absorbing story of a teenage Danny Embling's (Noah Taylor) friendship with a troubled girl in a small 1960s town in Australia. This was followed by a sequel, "Flirting."
|1. Almost Famous (2000)|
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
3. Flirting (1991)
4. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
5. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
aka: Tomb Raider
6. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
7. Max (2002)
8. The New World (2005)
9. The Proposition (2005)
10. Shine (1996)
11. Simon Magus (1999)
12. The Sleeping Dictionary (2002)
13. Vanilla Sky (2001)
14. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
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