When an American couple vacationing in Morocco fall victim to a random act of violence, a series of events unfolds across four countries that demonstrates both the necessity and impossibility of human communication. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu artfully weaves together three seemingly disparate stories in this Oscar nominee for Best Picture and Golden Globe winner for Best Drama.
Because of Winn Dixie (2005) Rated PG
An inseparable bond develops between a lonely 10-year-old girl and an orphaned dog, Winn-Dixie (named for the supermarket where she found him), who helps her make friends in a small Florida town. The pup not only unites the townspeople; it also helps the girl heal her own troubled relationship with her father. Eva Marie Saint and Cicely Tyson co-star in this family friendly drama based on Kate DiCamillo’s book.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Rated PG-13
David Fincher directs this Oscar-nominated tale of Benjamin Button — a man who was born old and wrinkled but grows younger as the years go by — with a screenplay adapted from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The plot throws linear conventions upside down to explore love, loss and memory from the perspective of a character living under incredibly unique — and unexpectedly difficult — circumstances.
The Lost Room (2006) Rated NR
After Detective Joe Miller finds a key that opens a mysterious motel room, he discovers it’s a portal to an alternate universe with contents of immeasurable power. When his young daughter Anna disappears inside, he desperately tries to save her. But Miller must contend with a host of bizarre characters who also want access to the room.
Reservation Road (2007) Rated R
The lives of Ethan and his wife, Grace, are thrown into chaos after their 10-year-old son is killed in a hit-and-run accident. When the case stalls, Ethan makes it his mission to hunt down and punish the person responsible. But violence, revenge and justice collide head on when he finally finds the man who killed his son. Terry George directs this drama based on a book by John Burnham Schwartz.
Synopsis by Netflix.