Keyword: short story

Thing

The Thing (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 10/13/2011
Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when a creature is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. Paranoia spreads among the group of researchers as they encounter something inhuman that has the ability to turn itself into an exact replica of any living...
Birds

The Birds (1963)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 03/27/1963
As beautiful socialite Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on school children and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped.
In the Bedroom

In the Bedroom (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 11/22/2001
Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a choral music teacher. Their only child, Frank, home from school for the summer, is working as a part-time lobsterman to earn money for graduate school in the fall. He is involved in a love affair with a local single mother, Natalie. As the beauty of Maine's brief and fleeting summer comes to an...
Real Steel

Real Steel (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 10/06/2011
In the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter loses his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8- foot-tall steel robots take over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing match to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he...
Paycheck

Paycheck (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 12/24/2003
Brilliant computer engineer Michael Jennings routinely has his short term memory erased, so he can't divulge any information about the top secret projects he works on throughout the year. For his most recent gig, he expects to receive over four billion dollars. Upon completion of the job, however, Jennings is given a filled envelope--not with a check for his billions, but containing random objects...
Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 167 minutes Release date: 12/24/2008
Benjamin Button is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. From New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on a journey as unusual as any man's life can be, this is the grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds and loses, the joys of life...
Gambit

Gambit (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 04/24/2014
Harry Deane is a London art curator planning an elaborate scheme to con a wealthy collector into buying a fake Monet painting. In order to dupe the buyer, Deane invents a story and recruits a steer roper from Texas, PJ Puznowski, to play the part of a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII. When Deane's convoluted con begins to fall apart, it turns out the simple Texan...
Drop

The Drop (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 09/11/2014
Lonely bartender Bob Saginowski facilitates the funneling of cash to local gangsters in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone wrong and involved in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families and enemies all work together to make a living, no matter the cost.
Stonehearst Asylum

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 10/23/2014
Christmas Eve, 1899. Edward Newgate arrives at Stonehearst Mental Asylum to begin his apprenticeship. Dr. Lamb takes Edward on a tour, proudly introducing his staff and patients, including Eliza Graves - a hauntingly beautiful woman whose violent aversion to intimacy has ensured her permanent residence there. As the days pass, Edward observes Lamb's modern methods. The "medieval" practices so...
Predestination

Predestination (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 08/27/2014
The life of a Temporal Agent is explored as he is sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Loin des hommes (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. In the midst of an icy winter, Daru, a reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Pursued by horsemen seeking summary justice and vengeful settlers, the two men decide to confront the unknown. Together...
Illusionist

The Illusionist (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 08/17/2006
When mysterious stage magician Eisenheim begins to perform his astounding illusions in Vienna, word quickly spreads of his otherworldly powers--even reaching the ears of one of Europe's most powerful and pragmatic men, Crown Prince Leopold. Certain that the illusionist is nothing more than an accomplished fraud, Leopold attends one of Eisenheim's shows, convinced that he can debunk him during the...
Suburban Girl

Suburban Girl (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 11/29/2007
Tale of a young woman's journey through the New York publishing world and her relationships with one of its luminaries as her father battles a terminal illness.
Shortcut to Happiness

Shortcut to Happiness (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 07/12/2007
In contemporary New York's literary world, Jabez Stone, a down and out writer, exchanges his soul for a successful literary career, but soon realizes it was a mistake. Jabez must enlist the help of Daniel Webster in order to win his soul back from the Devil.

Beautiful Ohio (2005)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 11/29/2005
Coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old math genius who's socially maladjusted.
Mist

The Mist (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 11/20/2007
David Drayton and his young son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeople trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist. David is the first to realize that there are things lurking in the mist--deadly, horrifying things--creatures not of this world. Survival depends on everybody in the store pulling together, but is that possible, given human nature? As reason...
Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2014)

Rated: G Runtime: 22 minutes Release date: 07/06/2014
When Brainy Smurf is favored to win the annual Smurfberry Hunt for the ninth year in a row, Gutsy Smurf sets out to discover how Brainy wins every year. Gutsy's investigation takes him into spooky Smurfy Hollow-and right into Gargamel's trap! Can Brainy and Gutsy, with the help of Smurfette, put aside their rivalry before Gargamel captures them-or worse, they come face-to-face with the legendary...
Lust, Caution

Lust, Caution (2007)

Rated: NC 17 Runtime: 157 minutes Release date: 09/27/2007
Shanghai, 1942. The World War II Japanese occupation of this Chinese city continues in force. Mrs. Mak, a woman of sophistication and means, waits for a call at a cafe, as she remembers how her story began several years earlier, in 1938 China: she is not in fact Mrs. Mak, but shy Wong Chia Chi. With WWII underway, Wong has been left behind by her father, who has escaped to England. As a freshman...
Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 12/08/2005
Early one morning in Signal, Wyoming, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist meet while lining up for employment with local rancher Joe Aguirre. The world which Ennis and Jack have been born into is, at once, changing rapidly and yet scarcely evolving. Both young men seem certain of their set places in the heartland--obtaining steady work, marrying, and raising a family--and yet they hunger for something...
Midnight Meat Train

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 07/31/2008
When Leon Kaufman's latest body of work--a collection of provocative, nighttime studies of the city and its inhabitants--earns the struggling photographer interest from prominent art gallerist Susan Hoff, she propels him to get grittier and show the darker side of humanity for his upcoming debut at her downtown art space. Believing he's finally on track for success, Leon's obsessive pursuit of...
I, Robot

I, Robot (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 07/15/2004
The year is 2035. Detective Del Spooner is investigating the death of brilliant, eccentric scientist Dr. Alfred Lanning. Spooner is aided by psychologist Dr. Susan Calvin, and the death is initially labeled a suicide. Spooner, though, suspects that a robot may have perpetrated the crime. That seems unthinkable since robots are governed by The Three Laws of Robotics, which state that a robot may...
3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 09/06/2007
A rancher struggles to support his ranch and family during a long drought. Desperately needing money to build a well, he takes an assignment to transport a notorious felon, in the hands of authorities, to Yuma for imprisonment. But, once the two meet, the criminal tries to tempt him with--in exchange for allowing him to escape--an offer of much more money than the rancher ever expected, the result...
2 Jacks

2 Jacks (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
Legendary film director Jack Hussar, notorious gambler and womanizer, returns to the LA scene to raise money for his next feature film. In one eventful night, he seduces the stunning Diana, attends some wild industry parties and narrowly escapes a brush with the law, all before playing a high-stakes poker game at dawn. Years later, Jack Hussar Jr. arrives in Hollywood to follow his father's career...
Switch

The Switch (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 08/19/2010
Kassie, is a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wally's objections, decides it's time to have a baby - even if it means doing it by herself - with a little help from a charming sperm donor. But, unbeknownst to her, Kassie's plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn't discovered until seven years later when Wally finally gets acquainted with Kassie's...
Next

Next (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 04/26/2007
Cris Johnson, a Las Vegas magician with a secret gift that is both a blessing and a curse: He has the uncanny ability to tell you what will happen next. Johnson can see a few minutes into the future, an extrasensory talent that comes in handy for his job as a magician and mentalist in a seedy Vegas club where he performs nightly. It also has its uses at the blackjack tables when Cris needs some...