|The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina 2002 G, 75 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Musical / Adventure
Director: Glenn Chaika
Cast: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alexandra Boyd, Peter Gallagher, Rachel Griffiths, Robert Guillaume, Bebe Neuwirth, Esai Morales, Michael Chiklis, Yvette Freeman, Jon Stewart, Jane Leeves, John Patrick White, Emma Samms
The Grimm brothers meet Hans Christian Anderson. Tiny Tom (voice of Elijah Wood) and just-as-tiny Thumbelina (voice of Jennifer Love Hewitt) live in a tiny community. The adventure begins after full-size humans kidnap Thumbelina to be the star in a circus sideshow. But, after she frees herself, events deteriorate as the mean Mole King intends on making her his bride. Tom and Thumbelina shall overcome, with the help of tiny forest creatures. A fun adventure ride for the younger crowd. From Disney with lots of songs.
|Among Giants 1998 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Sam Miller
Cast: Rachel Griffiths, Pete Postlethwaite, James Thornton, Rob Jarvis, Andy Serkis, Lennie James, Alan Williams, Emma Cunniffe, Steve Huison, Sharon Bower, David Webber, Alvin Blossom, Sam Wilkinson, Jo Wilkinson
Ray (Pete Postlethwaite) and his cohorts are painting towers on the Yorkshire moors when Gerry (Rachel Griffiths) happens upon them and asks for a job. Suddenly life changes for this all-male work party as the beautiful Gerry moves into their midst.
|Amy 1998 PG-13, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Comedy
Director: Nadia Tass
Cast: Rachel Griffiths, Alana De Roma, Ben Mendelsohn, Nick Barker, Kerry Armstrong, Jeremy Trigatti, William Zappa, Torquil Neilson, Sullivan Stapleton, Mary Ward, Susie Porter, Frank Gallacher, Jan Friedl, Malcolm Kennard, Jeremy Kewley
Four-year-old Amy (Alana De Roma) witnessed her father's accidental death by electrocution and has appeared to be deaf and mute ever since. Her mother Tanya (Rachel Griffiths) has refused child-welfare workers' advice of sending Amy to a special school and is hiding out with Amy in Melbourne where one of the neighbors, Robert Buchanan (Ben Mendelsohn), realizes that Amy is NOT deaf and can communicate through music.
|Blow 2001 R, 119 min.|
Director: Ted Demme
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths, Ray Liotta, Paul Reubens, Jordi Molla, Ethan Suplee, Max Perlich, Cliff Curtis, Miguel Sandoval, Kevin Gage, Jesse James, Miguel Perez, Dan Ferro
Based on the true story of cocaine smuggler George Jung (Johnny Depp)–currently serving a 60-year jail sentence–whose 30-year illegal trade ran from Columbia to the California coast, this story explores Jung's personal ups and downs. Ultimately, the effects of drugs take their toll on his wife (Penelope Cruz) and parents (Ray Liotta and Rachel Griffiths).
|Blow Dry 2001 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Cast: Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths, Rachael Leigh Cook, Josh Hartnett, Bill Nighy, Warren Clarke, Rosemary Harris, Hugh Bonneville, Heidi Klum, Peter McDonald, Michael McElhatton, David Bradley, Ben Crompton, Ann Rye
When the British National Hairdressing Championship comes to the town of Keighley, local resident Shelley (Natasha Richardson) convinces her former husband, Phil (Alan Rickman), and grown son Brian (Josh Hartnett) to enter the contest with her. They agree, and the race is on for the coveted Silver Scissors.
|Children of the Revolution 1996 R, 102 min.|
Director: Peter Duncan
Cast: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh, Geoffrey Rush, Rachel Griffiths
In this satirical comedy, Australian Joan's (Judy Davis) weekly letters to Stalin result in an invitation to the 1952 Party Congress where she sleeps with Agent "Nine" (Sam Neill) AND Stalin (F. Murray Abraham). Nine months later, a son, Joe (Richard Roxburgh) is born who grows up to be an agitator fighting for today's causes.
|Comanche Moon 2008 TV, 284 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: Simon Wincer
Cast: Val Kilmer, Steve Zahn, Karl Urban, Linda Cardellini, Rachel Griffiths, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Studi, Ryan Merriman, James Rebhorn, Adam Beach, Ray McKinnon, Keith Robinson, Josh Berry, Sal Lopez, Jonathan Joss
In this prequel to the "Lonesome Dove" saga, Texas Rangers Woodrow Call (Karl Urban), Gus McCrae (Steve Zahn), and Inish Scull (Val Kilmer) have been protecting settlers from Comanche Indians while pursuing horse thief Kicking Wolf (Jonathan Joss), Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump (Wes Studi), and Mexican bandit king Ahumado (Sal Lopez). Now, Call and McCrae are left on their own when Scull leaves them after his horse is stolen. More than a few problems await them on the personal as well as the professional front.
|Cosi 1996 R, 100 min.|
Director: Mark Joffe
Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Pamela Rabe, Jacki Weaver, Paul Chubb, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Colin Friels, Colin Hay, David Wenham, Tony Llewellyn-Jones
Lewis (Ben Mendelsohn) takes a position as play director at a mental institution with the job of helping in the rehabilitation process. Inmate Roy (Barry Otto) talks Lewis into producing Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutti." A cast of wild characters from the patients is assembled, though none can sing nor speak Italian, which is the language of the play. But Lewis soon learns a lesson or two about imagination from the unlikely cast in this Australian production.
|The Hard Word 2002 R, 103 min.|
Director: Scott Roberts
Cast: Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Robert(3) Taylor, Joel Edgerton, Damien Richardson, Rhondda Findleton, Vince Colosimo, Kate Atkinson, Paul Sonkkila, Kim Gyngell
While convict brothers (Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, and Damien Richardson) serve prison time, they find a way to make money. The crooked warden (Robert Taylor) lets them out on secret furloughs, and they mastermind robberies around Sydney. They are happy, and so is the warden. But, payback time is fast approaching.
|Hilary and Jackie 1998 R, 120 min.|
Director: Anand Tucker
Cast: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey, Charles Dance, Celia Imrie, Rupert Penry-Jones, Bill Paterson, Auriol Evans, Keeley Flanders
This is the true story of how two sisters, Jacqueline Du Pre (Emily Watson) and Hilary Du Pre (Rachel Griffiths)–both gifted musicians–chose diverging paths. One became a wife and mother, the other one of classical music's most talented stars. What price, fame? Watson and Griffiths received Academy Award nominations for Actress and Supporting Actress.
|Jude 1996 R, 123 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths, June Whitfield, Ross Colvin Turnbull, James Daley, Berwick Kaler, Caitlin Bossley, Emma Turner, Mark Lambert, James Nesbitt, Lorraine Hilton, Sean McKenzie, Richard Albrecht
Based on the Thomas Hardy novel, this is the story of stonemason Jude Fawley (Christopher Eccleston) who aspires to university life but fails to gain acceptance. Jude then has a love affair with his free-spirited cousin, Sue Bridehead (Kate Winslet). Their decision to go against society's conventions by living together leads to tragedy.
|Me Myself I 1999 R, 104 min.|
Director: Pip Karmel
Cast: Rachel Griffiths, David Roberts, Sandy Winton, Yael Stone, Shaun Loseby, Trent Sullivan, Rebecca Frith, Felix Williamson, Anne Burbrook, Maeliosa Stafford
A successful journalist, Pamela Drury (Rachel Griffiths), wonders "what if she had answered 'Yes' to a proposal 13 years ago" when–poof!–she gets the answer, and it's not exactly what she dreamed life would be when she becomes involved not only in her career, but wife/house/motherhood/pets, etc.
|Muriel's Wedding 1994 R, 105 min.|
Director: P.J. Hogan
Cast: Toni Collette, Daniel Lapaine, Sophie Lee, Rosiland Hammond, Belinda Jarrett, Pippa Grandison, Bill Hunter, Chris Haywood, Matt Day, Rachel Griffiths
Muriel dreams to the backdrop songs of ABBA. She dreams of weddings and having friends in this Australian comedy, so leaves home for Sydney with her friend.
|My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: P.J. Hogan
Cast: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh, Rachel Griffiths, Carrie Preston, Susan Sullivan, Christopher Masterson, Cassie Creasy, Paul Giamatti, Harry Shearer, Mike Bacarella, Bree Turner
College lovers Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney) parted but made a pact to marry each other if both are still single when they reach the ripe old age of 28. Now, Michael calls Julianne to announce his upcoming marriage Kimmy (Cameron Diaz), and Julianne appears on the scene determined to sabotage the "blessed event." The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Musical Score.
|My Son the Fanatic 1998 R, 86 min.|
Director: Udayan Prasad
Cast: Om Puri, Rachel Griffiths, Stellan Skarsgard, Akbar Kurtha, Gopi Desai, Harish Patel, Sarah-Jane Potts, Judi Jones, Geoffrey Bateman, Bernard Wrigley
Set in Northern England, this story reveals how philosophical ideals can affect more than the person directly involved. The love affair between a Pakistani taxi driver, Parvez (Om Puri), and a local prostitute, Bettina (Rachel Griffiths), is threatened when Parvez's son, Farid (Akbar Kurtha), and his cohorts target the town's prostitutes as their effort to rid the town of corruption.
|Ned Kelly 2003 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama / Action / Adventure
Director: Gregor Jordan
Cast: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Laurence Kinlan, Phil Barantini, Kerry Condon, Kris McQuade, Emily Browning, Rachel Griffiths, Kiri Paramore, Geoff Morrell, Charles "Bud" Tingwell, Saskia Burmeister
In this film adaptation of Robert Drew's historical novel, the "iron outlaw" Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger) and his relatives rob banks. When a large reward is offered for their capture, the Kellys try to stay hidden, but their mother, Ellen (Kris McQuade), is arrested. Police Superintendent Frances Hare (Geoffrey Rush) is on their trail, a last stand takes place, and the Kelly family becomes heroes in late-19th-century Australia.
|The Rookie 2002 G, 129 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant, Brian Cox, Rick Gonzalez, Angus T. Jones, Chad Lindberg, Angelo Spizzirri, Royce D. Applegate, Russell Richardson, Raynor Scheine, David Blackwell, Blue Deckert, Danny Kamin
This is the true story of Jimmy Morris (Dennis Quaid) who went from coaching high-school baseball in a small Texas town to the oldest major league rookie in 40 years when he signed as a southpaw for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. It all came about because his high-school team made a bargain that if they won the district championship, Coach Morris would try out for major league baseball.
|Since You've Been Gone 1998 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: David Schwimmer
Cast: Teri Hatcher, Lara Flynn Boyle, David Schwimmer, Rachel Griffiths, Joey Slotnick, Jon Stewart, Tracy Walsh, Philip Rayburn Smith, Laura Eason, Joy Gregory, Heidi Stillman, Thom Cox, David Catlin, Tom Hodges, Harry Lennix
Every graduate seems to have come to this 10th-high-school reunion with his or her own bag of troubles. Dr. Kevin MacEldowney (Philip Rayburn Smith) was humiliated on graduation day but appears at the reunion with his wife, Mollie (Joy Gregory) and gay friend Zane (Joey Slotnick). But, as would be expected in a comedy, all ends well by the end of the evening.
|Step Up 2006 PG-13, 98 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Anne Fletcher
Cast: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, De'Shawn Washington, Mario, Drew Sidora, Damaine Radcliff, Rachel Griffiths, Josh Henderson, Tim Lacatena, Alyson Stoner, Heavy D, Deirdre Lovejoy
Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) is a loser who ends up in trouble with the law and is sent to serve as a janitor at the Maryland School of the Arts. Meanwhile, ballet dancer Nora Clark (Jenna Dewan) needs to find a dance partner with whom to rehearse because her partner sprained his ankle. Nora catches Tyler performing hip-hop moves and asks him to fill in for her partner. Tyler influences her dancing and brings it to a higher level. Of course, as they practice their dancing, romance blooms, and Tyler takes a "step up."
|Welcome to Woop-Woop 1997 R, 103 min.|
Director: Stephan Elliott
Cast: Johnathon Schaech, Rod Taylor, Susie Porter, Dee Smart, Barry Humphries, Richard Moir, Paul Mercurio, Rachel Griffiths, Maggie Kirkpatrick, Tina Louise
With creditors hot on his trail, Teddy (Johnathon Schaech) heads for Australia and travels the Outback in a Volkswagen camper. He picks up a hitchhiker, Angie (Susie Porter), and drives her to her very strange hometown of Woop-Woop, and meets her equally odd father, Daddy O (Rod Taylor), and sister, Krystal (Dee Smart). When Teddy has had enough of Woop-Woop, he discovers that it is not an easy town to leave.
|1. The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (2002)|
2. Among Giants (1998)
3. Amy (1998)
4. Blow (2001)
5. Blow Dry (2001)
6. Children of the Revolution (1996)
7. Comanche Moon (2008)
8. Cosi (1996)
9. The Hard Word (2002)
10. Hilary and Jackie (1998)
11. Jude (1996)
12. Me Myself I (1999)
13. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
14. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
15. My Son the Fanatic (1998)
16. Ned Kelly (2003)
17. The Rookie (2002)
18. Since You've Been Gone (1998)
19. Step Up (2006)
20. Welcome to Woop-Woop (1997)
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