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Subgenre Sampler

Come See the ParadiseCome See the Paradise (1990)
Dir. Alan Parker
Feat. Dennis Quaid
An epic romance about a hot–headed unionist whose love affair with a Japanese American is torn apart when the state interns 100,000 Japanese…
Jeweller's Shop, TheJeweller's Shop, The (1989)
Dir. Michael Anderson
Feat. Burt Lancaster, Olivia Hussey, Ben Cross
Charming, low–key adaptation of a play by Pope John Paul the Second. Burt Lancaster in his last film role plays a jeweller in 1930's Poland…
Welcome HomeWelcome Home (1989)
Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner
Feat. Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams, Sam Waterston
Fairly tepid post–Vietnam War drama has Kris Kristofferson play a pilot shot down over Cambodia and was rescued by a Khmer Rouge woman, whom he…
Good Morning, VietnamGood Morning, Vietnam (1987) Recommended
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker
Robin Williams tour–de–force performance as an irreverant, rebel radio–jock stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The funny…
Heartbreak RidgeHeartbreak Ridge (1986)
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill
Eastwood stars as a rugged drill sergeant assigned to a platoon of raw recruits in order to whip them into shape. Lesser Eastwood effort is also…
EleniEleni (1985)
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. John Malkovich, Kate Nelligan, Linda Hunt
John Malkovich plays a U.S. reporter in Greece trying to find the long–lost truth about his mother's political execution.
Mussolini and IMussolini and I (1985)
Dir. Alberto Negrin
Feat. Bob Hoskins, Anthony Hopkins, Susan Sarandon
The last days of Il Duce as embodied by Bob Hoskins in this strong Italian miniseries.
A Soldier's StoryA Soldier's Story (1984)
Dir. Norman Jewison
Feat. Howard Jr. Rollins, Adolph Caesar, Art Evans
In charge of an inquiry into the murder of a black sergeant on an army base in 1944, investigator Howard E Rollins Jnr uncovers a knot of racial…
BirdyBirdy (1984) Recommended
Dir. Alan Parker
Feat. Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage
Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage star in this complex yet compelling tale of a disturbed war veteran's descent into believing he is a bird. A bold and…
Killing Fields, TheKilling Fields, The (1984) Recommended
Dir. Roland Joffe
Feat. Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich
Devastating and award–winning account of Pol Pot's regime in Cambodia.

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