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W.E.

2011
Directed by Madonna
Madonna's W.E. is a beautifully crafted, passionate tale about the search for true love in the modern world, viewed through the prism of one of history's most fabled romances. The year is 1998, and Manhattan is abuzz with anticipation about the upcoming auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. But the auction is far more than a diversion for Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), a transplanted Southerner trapped in an unhappy and abusive marriage. Transfixed by the exquisite artifacts of the Windsors' lives, Wally becomes obsessed with the love story of Wallis Simspon (Andrea Riseborough), the chic, charismatic American who captured the heart of King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy). As she learns more about the sacrifices Wallis made in choosing to be with Edward, Wally finds the courage to follow her own heart and create her own happiness.

I Am Because we Are

2008
Directed by Nathan Rissman
In a country of 12 million people, so many children without parents has caused irreparable damage. I Am Because We Are attempts to explore, what is going on in the heads and hearts of these orphans, and what the future holds for them. We follow real life stories of children and the parents who have died, and we explore all sides of the dilemma, from responsibility to victim mentality.

Filth & Wisdom

2008
Directed by Madonna
Filth & Wisdom is a poignant view of the lives of three not quite ordinary friends settled into meaningless jobs that barely keep them afloat while helping to finance their dreams of bigger and brighter futures. Their unqiue yet universal stories capture their struggles that are at turns funny and tragic but always brutally honest. Their intertwined lives explore the inevitable: a path paved with filth will often end in wisdom and one paved with wisdom will often end in filth.

Arthur and the Invisibles

2006
Directed by Luc Besson
Discover a magical world in this dazzling family adventure by director Luc Besson ("The Fifth Element") featuring the voices of Madonna, Robert DeNiro and David Bowie. With a captivating combination of live action and CGI animation, "'Arthur And The Invisibles' mixes together elements of 'Indiana Jones,' 'King Arthur' and 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids'" (Allan Hunter, Daily Express) in a fun-filled journey the whole family will enjoy. Freddie Highmore ("Charlie And The Chocolate Factory") stars as Arthur, a brave young boy who must find a hidden treasure that will save his family's home. To do so, Arthur must enter the underground realm of the "Invisibles," tiny creatures who live beneath his own backyard. There he discovers the smallest heroes can make the biggest difference!

Die Another Day

2002
Directed by Lee Tamahori
The story begins in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea with a spectacular high-speed hovercraft chase and continues via Hong Kong to Cuba and London where Bond meets up with the two ladies who are to play such important and differing roles in his quest to unmask a traitor and to prevent a war of catastrophic consequence.

Swept Away

2002
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Amber (Madonna) is 40, beautiful, rich, spoiled, and arrogant beyond measure. Nothing makes this woman happy, including her wealthy but passive husband (Tony), a pharmaceutical kingpin. When Tony takes her on a private cruise from Greece to Italy, Amber is unimpressed at this impromptu no-frills vacation, and takes out her anger on the ship's first mate, Giuseppe (Adriano Giannini). When a storm leaves the two shipwrecked on a deserted island, however, the tables suddenly turn...

The Next Best Thing

2000
Directed by John Schlesinger
A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie (Madonna), the other a gay man, Robert (Rupert Everett) - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little boy Sam, and a nasty custody battle ensues.

Evita

1997
Directed by Alan Parker
Lavish musical drama, based on the hit stage production by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, telling the life story of Eva Duarte (Madonna) who leaves her rural home for Buenos Aires in the company of Latin singer Agustin Magaldi (Jimmy Nail), eventually becoming the wife of President Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce) and a heroine to the people of Argentina.

Girl 6

1996
Directed by Spike Lee
Perhaps only Spike Lee could make a dignified yet extremely funny comedy-drama about phone sex. Theresa Randle (Bad Boys) is the title character, a hard-working actress who becomes addicted to this peculiar form of safe sex (the movie is verbal, not physical, in that department) at a high-class New York agency. Throughout the film, Girl 6 (she's unnamed beyond this) sports a dazzling array of new looks, hairstyles, and clothes. Randle radiates every step of the way.

Blue in the Face

1995
Directed by Paul Auster, Wayne Wang, Harvey Wang (video segments)
Wayne Wang's follow-up movie to Smoke presents a series of improvisational situations strung together to form a pastiche of Brooklyn's diverse ethnicity, offbeat humor, and essential humanity. Many of the same characters inhabiting Auggie Wren's Brooklyn Cigar Store in Smoke return here to expound on their philosophy of smoking, relationships, baseball, New York, and Belgian Waffles. Most of all, this is a movie about living life, off-the-cuff.

Four Rooms

1995
Directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
This movie features the collaborative directorial efforts of four new filmmakers, each of whom directs a segment of this comedy. It's New Year's Eve at the Mon Signor Hotel, a former grand old Hollywood hotel, now fallen upon hard times. Often using physical comedy and sight gags, this movie chronicles the slapstick misadventures of Ted, the Bellhop. He's on his first night on the job, when he's asked to help out a coven of witches in the Honeymoon Suite. Things only get worse when he delivers ice to the wrong room and ends up in a domestic argument at a really bad time. Next, he foolishly agrees to watch a gangster's kids for him while he's away. Finally, he finishes off the night refereeing a ghastly wager.

Dangerous Game

1993
Directed by Abel Ferrara
Eddie Israel is a moviemaker. He is beginning the shooting of "The Mother of Mirrors", starring Francis Burns and Sarah Jennings. "The mother of mirrors" is the story of the last night of a couple falling into decay. Eddie is very demanding with the actors, and the heavy atmosphere of the film acts upon the daily life of the protagonists.

A League of Their Own

1992
Directed by Penny Marshall
The Second world war is beginning. Most of the baseball players are being drafted. In an attempt to save the sport, several owners formed the All American Girls Baseball League. The film begins in the 90s as one of the players from the 40s leaves to attend their installation in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The story told in one long flashback, is of two sisters who play in the inaugural year of the league. They have to establish themselves with baseball professionals, the public and each other as they try and live the lives of women athletes in the 1940s.

Body of Evidence

1993
Directed by Uli Edel
A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer.

Shadows and Fog

1992
Directed by Woody Allen
A small and insignificant bookkeeper, Kleinman, is awoken one night by his neighbours who wants him to help them track down a strangler who has been killing people all over town. The citizens form vigilance committees, but when Kleinman has dressed, his neighbours have disappeared. Meanwhile a circus has come to town. Irmy and Paul are two of the artists. After a fight, Irmy leaves the circus in the middle of the night. Eventually she meets Kleinman, scared and alone.

TRUTH OR DARE

1991
Directed by Alek Keshishian, Mark Aldo Miceli
From the rain of Japan, through threats of arrest for 'public indecency' in Canada, and a birthday tribute to her father in Detroit, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white, with the concert pieces in glittering MTV color, it is an intimate look at the work of the music performer, from a prayer circle with the dancers before each performance to bed games with the dance troupe afterwards.

Dick Tracy

1990
Directed by Warren Beatty
All Tess Trueheart wants is to settle down to a quiet life with her boyfriend, detective Dick Tracy. But there's something pretty rotten going on in town, with someone pretty rotten behind it, and Tracy has his hands full with the likes of villain Big Boy Caprice and with the almost irresistable Breathless Mahoney.

BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY

1989
Directed by Howard Brookner
It was New Year's Eve in New York City, 1928. The champagne was cold, the dolls were red-hot, and everyone who was anyone was there. Madonna plays the dishy lounge singer Hortense Hathaway, with an all-star cast that includes Matt Dillon, Ruter Hauer, Jeniffer Grey, Randy Quaid, Julie Hagerty, Esai Morales and Anita Morris.

Who's That Girl

1987
Directed by James Foley
His soon-to-be father in law has the dopey lawyer Lounden to give the pretty and no less self-concious Nikki Finn a ride from the prison to the bus station to ensure that she leaves town immediately. However Nikki has different plans: after being in prison many years for a murder she didn't commit, she wants to find out who really killed her friend Johnny. Unscrupulously she uses Loundon for her objectives.

Shanghai Surprise

1986
Directed by Jim Goddard
Glendon Wasey (Sean Penn) is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock (Madonna) is a missionary nurse seeking the curing powers of opium for her patients. Fate sets them on a hectic, exotic, and even romantic quest for stolen drugs. But they are up against every thug and smuggler in Shangai.

Desperately Seeking Susan

1985
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Bored Roberta spots a regular personal ad in the paper titled 'Desperately Seeking Susan'. She heads off to New York, following one of the ads, and finds Susan. When Susan sells her jacket, Roberta - trying to emulate her mystery ad writer - buys the jacket and wears it. Little does she know someone is looking for the jacket - and its owner...

Vision Quest

1985
Directed by Harold Becker
Madonna's first appearance in a major motion picture has her playing the part of a lead singer in a local band performing her hit songs "Crazy For You" and "Gambler". The story is about high school wrestler Louden Swain (Matthew Modine) falling in love with a drifter, Carla (Linda Fiorentino). Other musical performers include Journey, Foreigner and Don Henley.

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