Keyword: ambition

Step Up All In

Step Up All In (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
Miami street dancer Sean Asa moves to Hollywood with visions of fame and fortune, only to discover the almost insurmountable odds of making it in the professional dance world. But when the new dance crew he forms with the beautiful and headstrong Andie West reaches the final rounds of a high-stakes reality TV competition in glittering Las Vegas, he has a shot at finally making his dreams come...
Milk

Milk (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 11/25/2008
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before...
Rush

Rush (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 09/19/2013
Set against the sexy and glamorous Golden Age of racing, the film portrays the exhilarating true story of the charismatic James Hunt and the methodically brilliant Niki Lauda, two of the greatest rivals the world of sports has ever witnessed. Taking us into their personal lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, the two drivers are followed as they push themselves to the breaking...
Social Network

The Social Network (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 09/30/2010
In 2003, brilliant Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg conceives of the idea of a social networking website which will become the world-changing phenomenon, Facebook. His close friend and roommate Eduardo Saverin provides the seed money for the new company, and Napster founder Sean Parker presents the product to the venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Zuckerberg, a young man with few social...
American Hustle

American Hustle (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 12/12/2013
Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent named Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. But it's Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn who could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world...
What Women Want

What Women Want (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 12/14/2000
Nick Marshall, a Chicago advertising executive, gets a whole new outlook on life when a fluke accident gives him the ability to read women's minds. At first, this "gift" provides Nick with way too much information, but he begins to realize that he can use it to good effect, especially when it comes to outwitting his new boss, Darcy Maguire. In spite of his best efforts to finesse Darcy, he soon...
Sleepwalk with Me

Sleepwalk with Me (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/23/2012
"I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true....I always have to tell people that." So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia, directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically-inspired, fictional feature debut. Birbiglia wears his incisive wit on his sleeve while portraying a cinematic surrogate. We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up...
Rocky

Rocky (1976)

Rated: PG Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 10/30/1976
Rocky Balboa is a palooka, fighting for tiny crowds and smaller purses and collecting cash for the mob before he gets his big break to fight Apollo Creed, the heavyweight champion of the world.
Capitale Umano

Il Capitale Umano (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 01/13/2015
A cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola, in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth...
Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 12/30/2014
In the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years in the history of New York City, a determined immigrant and his family climb a morally crooked ladder as they try to grow their business and capitalize on opportunities as simmering rivalries, decay and corruption threaten his business, family, and--above all--his unwavering belief in the righteousness of his own path.
Serena

Serena (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/23/2014
George Pemberton and his new bride, Serena, maintain a close watch over a burgeoning logging empire in Depression-era North Carolina, ruthlessly ruling the woodlands while fighting off the efforts of environmental activists to turn their land into a national park. However, when Serena learns that she is unable to bear children, and that George has fathered an illegitimate son with a local woman...
Last Five Years

The Last Five Years (2015)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 02/12/2015
Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented up-and-coming novelist who falls in love with struggling actress Cathy Hiatt. Their story is told almost entirely through song. All of Cathy's songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair, while Jamie's songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They...
Hippocrate

Hippocrate (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/02/2014
Benjamin's first experience as a doctor in training at the hospital ward where his father works does not turn out the way he hoped it would. The responsibility is overwhelming and his co-junior partner, a foreign doctor, is far more experienced than he is. His residency will force Benjamin to confront his limits on his way to adulthood.
Airheads

Airheads (1994)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 08/02/1994
The heavy metal rock band The Lone Rangers will do whatever it takes to get their latest demo played on the radio. When their attempts fail, the group inadvertently takes a rock and roll radio station and everybody in the place hostage.
Whiplash

Whiplash (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 10/09/2014
Andrew Neiman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school...
Maps to the Stars

Maps to the Stars (2015)

Rated: R Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 02/26/2015
The members of the Weiss family are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Cristina Weiss has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie, a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13. Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss...
Chicago

Chicago (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 12/26/2002
Everyone loves a legend--but in Chicago, there's only room for one. Velma Kelly burns in the spotlight as a nightclub sensation. When she shoots her philandering husband, she lands on Chicago's famed murderess row, retains Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, and becomes the center of the town's most notorious murder case--only increasing her celebrity. Roxie Hart, seduced by the city's...
Walk of Shame

Walk of Shame (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
After losing an audition for her dream job, an aspiring Los Angeles TV news anchor goes out for an uncharacteristic night of partying. She awakes in a stranger's bed to a phone message from her agent telling her the job is hers, if she can make it across town by 5 pm. Stranded in an unknown area without money, a phone, and a car, she embarks on a series of misadventures as she races to the most...
While We're Young

While We're Young (2015)

Rated: R Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/26/2015
Married, middle-aged documentary filmmakers Josh and Cornelia are stuck in a rut when free spirits Jamie and Darby enter lives, approaching them about a possible collaboration. Before long, Josh and Cornelia are ditching friends their own age to join their new pals in an uninhibited, wide-eyed experience of the world that they though they was no longer possible for them.

Shamitabh (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 155 minutes Release date: 02/05/2015
Dhanush is a talented young actor with great ambition, but he is mute and his disability keeps him from having a successful film career. After forty years of trying to make it in films, Amitabh has given up on the business. But an assistant director named Akshara sees an opportunity and teams the two men up. Dhanush becomes the face, Amitabh the voice, and a star is born. But how long will the...
After the Ball

After the Ball (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/26/2015
Kate, a talented, up-and-coming fashion designer, has trouble making professional inroads, because her father is a much-maligned, high-fashion knockoff retailer. Kate reluctantly joins the family business, where she must contend with duplicitous family members while juggling a new romantic interest to save her father's company and get ahead in fashion and in life.
Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 11/13/2014
Determined to make it in Hollywood, aspiring actress Sarah Walker works a dead-end job, endures petty friendships with other struggling actors, and goes on countless casting calls hoping to catch her big break. A series of strange auditions with a mysterious casting duo, Sarah finally lands the leading role in their newest film. The producer thinks she has a bright future ahead of her, but this...

Shamitabh (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 155 minutes Release date: 02/09/2015
Dhanush is a talented young actor with great ambition, but he is mute and his disability keeps him from having a successful film career. After forty years of trying to make it in films, Amitabh has given up on the business. But an assistant director named Akshara sees an opportunity and teams the two men up. Dhanush becomes the face, Amitabh the voice, and a star is born. But how long will the...
Small Time

Small Time (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 04/17/2014
Al Klein and his longtime friend, Ash Martini, own a used car lot. These two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Martini is a good-time Charley, who never settled down. Klein, however, still pines for his ex-wife Barbara who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son Freddy graduates high school, he decides to forego college in favor of selling cars with...

Battle Of The Empires (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2011
A young and ambitious sultan ascends to the top of the Ottoman throne desperately seeking more power for his nation. Braving his enemies, he attempts the unthinkable and courageously tries to conquer Constantinople for his people. After marching his heroic group of warriors straight towards Constantinople, the resulting battle is one of the greatest and most brutal sieges anyone will ever witness.