Movie List by Category

  • Africa, Middle East

America America – USA – 1963 – Drama –

Children of Heaven – Iran – 1998 – Drama –

Gabbeh –  Iran – 1996 – Drama –

Latcho Drom – Roma – 1993 –

Marooned in Iraq – Iran – 2002 – Drama –

Sallah – Israel – 1964 – Comedy

Where is the Friend’s Home? – Iran – 1987 – Drama.

  • Arts, Fashion

Georgia O’Keefe – USA – 2009 – Drama –

Gabbeh –  Iran – 1996 – Drama –

How Art Made the World – BBC Documntary series

Impromptu –  Britain – 1991 – Comedy/Drama

Iris –   Documentary about  fashion icon Iris Apfel

Joni Mitchell – A Woman of Heart and Mind – USA – 2003 – Documentary

Pete Seeger, the Power of Song – USA – 2007 – Documentary.

Mad Hot Ballroom – Documentary about dance in urban schools

September Issue – Documentary about Anna Wintour & Vogue Magazine.

Topsy Turvey – Drama about Gilbert & Sullivan’s creation of the Mikado

Touch the Sound – Documentary about Evelyn Glennie, deaf percussionist

  • ASIA, India

Apu Trilogy  – India – 1955-59 – Drama.

Bhutan – Taking the Middle Path to Happiness – 2007 – Documentary

Close to Eden – Mongolia – 1991 – Comedy/Drama

Fire – India/Canada – 1996 – Drama –

Hula Girls  – Japan – 2006  –  Comedy/Drama.

Kundun – USA/Tibet – 1997 –

Onibaba – Japan – 1965 – Horror –

Outsourced – USA/India – 2006 – Comedy.

Sansho the Bailiff

Rashoman

Road Home, The – China – 2001 – Drama/Romance

Scent of Green Papaya

Shall We Dance – Japan – 1996 – Comedy/Drama

Shower

Story of the Weeping Camel

Two Daughters

Ugetsu

Unmistaken Child – Nepal – 2009 – Documentary –

Water

The World of Apu – see Apu Trilogy

  • Biopics

Backbeat – 1994  – Anglo-German drama

Bernard & Doris – Drama about Doris Duke

Buena Vista Social Club – USA/Cuba – 1999 – Documentary

Georgia O’Keefe – USA – 2009 – Drama –

Gray Gardens – Drama about Jackie Kennedy’s cousins

Impromptu –  Britain – 1991 – Comedy/Drama

Joni Mitchell – A Woman of Heart and Mind – USA – 2003 – Documentary

Julie & Julia – Drama about Julia Child & food blogger Julie Powell

Lomax the Songhunter – Documentary about musicologist Alan Lomax

Kundun – Drama about the youth of the Dali Lama

Marlene – Documentary about Marlene Dietrich

Mayor of the Sunset Strip – Documentary

My Sweet Canary –French–Greek–Israeli–German – 2011 – Documentary

Pete Seeger, the Power of Song – USA – 2007 – Documentary.

Songmakers, the – Documentary

Still Bill, Bill Withers – USA – 2009 – Documentary

Topsy Turvey – Drama about Gilbert & Sullivan’s creation of the Mikado

Touch the Sound – Documentary about Evelyn Glennie, deaf percussionist

Wild Man Blues – Documentary

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill – USA – 2005 – Documentary

Still Bill –Documentary

  • Black & White

Apu Trilogy  – India – 1955-59 – Drama –

L’Atalante – France – 1934 – Drama –

America America – USA – 1963 – Drama –

Aparajito – see Apu Trilogy

Backbeat – 1994  – Anglo-German drama film directed by Iain Softley.

Born to Rock – the TAMI Show

Dybbuk, the – Poland, Yiddish – 1937 – Drama

Forbidden Games – 1952 – France – Drama –

Intermezzo – Sweden – 1936 – Drama

Love (Szerelem) – Hungary – 1971 – Drama.

Marlene

Monika

Nanook of the North – USA – 1922 –

Nights of Cabiria – Italy – 1957 –

Onibaba – Japan – 1965 – Horror

Pather Panchali – see Apu Trilogy (Asia, India)

Port of Call – Sweden – 1948 – Drama –

Rashomon

Sallah – Israel – 1964 – Comedy –

Sansho the Bailiff

Tabu – Tahiti – 1931 –

Two Daughters

Ugetsu

Wild Strawberries – Sweden – 1957 – Drama 

The World of Apu – see Apu Trilogy

Yidl Mitn Fidl – Poland/Yiddish – 1936 – Musical.

  • Canadian Gems

Double Happiness – 1994

Hollywood Bollywood – 2002

Joni Mitchell – A Woman of Heart and Mind – USA – 2003 – Documentary

My American Cousin – 1985 – Comedy

Next of Kin – 1984 – Comedy

Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick – 1988 – Comedy

  • Children

Alamar – Mexico – 2009

Children of Heaven – Iran – 1998 – Drama

Forbidden Games – 1952 – France – Drama

Pather Panchali – see Apu Trilogy (Asia, India)

The Pool – Goa – 2007

Two Daughters

Viva Cuba – Cuba – 2005 – Comedy/Drama

We Are the DeBolts – USA – 1977 – Documentary

Where is the Friend’s Home – Iran – 1987

  • Ethnic, Cultures

Aparajito – see Apu Trilogy 

Apu Trilogy  – India – 1955-59 – Drama

Bhutan – Taking the Middle Path to Happiness – 2007 – Documentary

Boys & Girl from County Clare – England – 2003 – Comedy.

Buena Vista Social Club – USA/Cuba – 1999 – Documentary

Close to Eden – Mongolia – 1991 – Comedy/Drama

Dark Odyssey – USA/Greece 1961 – Drama

Dybbuk, the – Poland, Yiddish – 1937 – Drama

Gabbeh –  Iran – 1996 – Drama

Gadjo Dilo – Roma/Romania – 1997

When the Road Bends, Tales of a Gypsy Caravan – USA – 2006 – Documentary

Kundun – USA/Tibet – 1997 – Martin Scorsese’s drama about the young of the Dali Lama.

Latcho Drom – Roma – 1993.

Marooned in Iraq – Iran – 2002 – Drama

My Sweet Canary –French–Greek–Israeli–German – 2011 – Documentary

Nanook of the North – USA – 1922

Rembetiko – Greece – 1983 – Musical/Drama

Road Home, The – China – 2001 – Drama/Romance

Sallah – Israel – 1964 – Comedy

Saltmen of Tibet – Tibet – 1997 – Documentary

Shall We Dance – Japan – 1996 – Comedy/Drama

Smoke Signals – USA – 1998 – Drama

Story of the Weeping Camel, The – Mongolia/German – 2004 – Drama

Sugar Cane Alley – (French title: La Rue Cases-Nègres)

Tabu – Tahiti – 1931

Talking with Spirits – Bali – 2011 –

Unmistaken Child – Nepal – 2009 – Documentary

Words Earth Aloha – Ethnic, Hawaii, Music, Spirituality

Yidl Mitn Fidl – Poland/Yiddish – 1936 – Musical

  • Europe

Adam’s Rib – Russia – 1990 – Comedy/Drama

L’Atalante – France – 1934 – Drama

Babette’s Feast

Divided We Fall

Dybbuk, the – Poland, Yiddish – 1937 – Drama

Elvira Madigan

Gadjo Dilo – Roma/Romania – 1997

Jerusalem  

Impromptu –  Britain – 1991 – Comedy/

Intermezzo – Sweden – 1936 – Drama

Kolya

Love (Szerelem) – Hungary – 1971 – Drama.

Monika

Nights of Cabiria – Italy – 1957

Juliet of the Spirits

The Orange Thief

Port of Call – Sweden – 1948 – Drama

Rembetiko – Greece – 1983 – Musical/Drama

A Sunday in the Country

Topsy Turvey – Drama about Gilbert & Sullivan’s creation of the Mikado

Under the Sun

Wild Strawberries – Sweden – 1957 – Drama 

Yidl Mitn Fidl – Poland/Yiddish – 1936 – Musical

  • Food

Babette’s Feast

Chef

Fruit Hunters

Julie & Julia – Drama ll

  • Hawaii

Blue Crush   2002   105 min

Bustin’ Down the Door   2008   96 min

The Descendants   2012   115 min

Holo Mai Pele   2004   56 min

Kuhaki – Keali’I Rachel     2007 ??

Kumu Hula   1989   85 min

Princess Ka’iulani   2010   98 min

Taylor Camp   2009   100 min

Words Earth Aloha – Ethnic, Hawaii, Music, Spirituality

  • Judaism

Dybbuk, the – Poland, Yiddish – 1937 – Drama

The Last Klezmer

Cantors

Sallah – Israel – 1964 – Comedy

Yidl Mitn Fidl – Poland/Yiddish – 1936 – Musical

  • Latin America, Caribbean

Alamar – Mexico – 2009 – Documentary-style

Buena Vista Social Club – USA/Cuba – 1999 – Documentary

Central Station

Motorcycle Diaries

Mystic Masseur

Sugar Cane Alley – (French title: La Rue Cases-Nègres)

Viva Cuba

  • Miscellaneous

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Jesus Camp

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Who Are the Debolts?

  • MUSIC

Buena Vista Social Club – USA/Cuba – 1999 – Documentary

Grace of My Heart

Honeydripper

Joni Mitchell – A Woman of Heart and Mind – USA – 2003 – Documentary

Latcho Drom – Roma – 1993

Lomax the Songhunter

Make it Funky

Pete Seeger, the Power of Song – USA – 2007 – Documentary.

Rembetiko – Greece – 1983 – Musical/Drama

Still Bill, Bill Withers – USA – 2009 – Documentary

Topsy Turvey – Drama about Gilbert & Sullivan’s creation of the Mikado

Touch the Sound – Documentary about Evelyn Glennie, deaf percussionist

When the Road Bends, Tales of a Gypsy Caravan – USA – 2006 – Documentary.

Words Earth Aloha – Ethnic, Hawaii, Music, Spirituality

  • Rock & Roll

Almost Famous

Backbeat – 1994  – Anglo-German drama

Born to Rock – the TAMI show

Cadillac Records

The Commitments

Grace of My Heart

Make it Funky

Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Pirate Radio

Sapphires, the

The Songmakers

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Still Bill, Bill Withers – USA – 2009 – Documentary

Wrecking Crew

Taking Woodstock

  • Spirituality

Dybbuk, the – Poland, Yiddish – 1937 – Drama

Jesus Camp

Kundun – USA/Tibet – 1997

Talking Spirits 

Unmistaken Child – 

Words Earth Aloha

  • WOMEN

Adam’s Rib – Russia – 1990 – Comedy/Drama

Enchanted April

Fire – India/Canada – 1996 – Drama

Georgia O’Keefe – USA – 2009 – Drama

Grace of My Heart   

Hula Girls  – Japan –

Jerusalem

Joni Mitchell – A Woman of Heart and Mind – USA – 2003 – Documentary

Julie & Julia – Drama

Love (Szerelem) – Hungary – 1971 – Drama.

Nights of Cabiria – Italy – 1957

Port of Call – Sweden – 1948

Touch the Sound – Documentary about Evelyn Glennie, deaf percussionist

Two Daughters