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SHOWING 178 FILMS STARTING WITH THE LETTER: 'W'

WACKNESS

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Jonathan Levine
  • Country: USA
Summer of 1994. The streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop and wafting with marijuana, and Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is spending his last summer before college selling dope, trading it with his shrink (Ben Kingsley) for therapy, and crushing on his stepdaughter (Olivia Thirlby). |Read More
Comedy

WADJDA

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Country: Germany
Meet Wadjda (Waad Mohammed), a feisty, funny and wholly unconventional ten-year-old girl determined to scrounge up enough money to buy a bicycle, despite the societal repercussions sure to follow. The groundbreaking first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first by a female Saudi filmmaker, Wadjda offers a moving, rarely seen picture of everyday life in Riyadh: through the eyes of a girl unwilling to surrender what she wants. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

WAGNER'S DREAM

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Directed By: Susan Froemke
  • Country: USA
For perhaps the most ambitious project in its famed history, the Metropolitan Opera commissioned visionary director Robert Lepage to stage a new production of opera's most formidable masterpiece: Richard Wagner's four-part Ring Cycle. Shot over five years, Susan Froemke's documentary captures the unprecedented challenges of bringing Lepage's electrifying production to life. Featuring such opera luminaries as Deborah Voigt, the film is a rare and engrossing look at the artistic process. |Read More
Documentary, Music

WAH-WAH

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Directed By: Richard E. Grant
  • Country: U.K.
Based on first-time director Grant's childhood in British-controlled Swaziland, Wah-Wah paints a picture of colonialism on the wane and frames it with the story of a boy's awakening to the wider world. Starring Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, and Emily Watson. A Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn Films release. |Read More
Drama

WAITING FOR HOCKNEY

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Julie Checkoway
  • Country: USA
At 38-years-old, aspiring artist Billy Pappas is the ultimate dreamer. Checkoway chronicles the 10 years Pappas spent meticulously drawing his masterpiece in his parents' attic-and the success or failure he believes hinges on his ability to show his work to his idol, artist David Hockney. Co-hosted with Independent Feature Project (IFP) . |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

WAKE-UP CALLER

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Country: USA
A socially-conscious kid from the burbs invades a Texas hotel chain's wake-up caller room and rouses a group of conventioneers with left-wing messages. As the situation turns into a crime scene, and neither the police nor his mother can stop him, it comes down to an Ivy League admissions director to fix the problem. |Read More

WALKER PAYNE

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 113 minutes
  • Directed By: Matt Williams
  • Country: USA
Set in coal mining country during the '50s, Walker Payne (Jason Patric), jobless and broke, is given an ultimatum by his ex-wife (Drea de Matteo): come up with $5,000 or lose his daughters forever. Cornered and desperate, Walker considers an unappealing moneymaking proposition from an unsavory opportunist Syrus (Sam Shepard) who seduces Walker into a world of violence, forcing him to make heart-breaking decisions. |Read More
Drama

WALK RUN CHA-CHA

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 20 minutes
  • Country: USA
Paul and Millie Cao lost their youth to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they have become successful professionals in Southern California—and are rediscovering themselves on the dancefloor. |Read More
Documentary

WALLS ARE MEANT FOR CLIMBING

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Landon Bassett
  • Country: USA
Since 1966, we've seen walls not as obstacles but as opportunities. They are a chance to explore what we believe to be possible. They are a vertical proving ground for grit, perseverance, and determination. This series celebrates the walls that unite us not divide us. |Read More
Animation, Documentary, Biography, Sports

WANDERING SHADOWS

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Ciro Alfonso Guerra
  • Country: Colombia
At once darkly comic and melancholy, this low-budget debut from a 23-year old Colombian director weaves an idiosyncratic spell in a tale of two outsiders: a one-legged man who fancies origami and a man in goggles who hires himself out to give rides in the chair strapped to his back. |Read More

WANNABE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Nick Sandow
  • Country: USA
Gotti-obsessed and hopelessly in love, Thomas (Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza) and Rose (Academy Award®–winner Patricia Arquette) are looking to fit in to a neighborhood where mob-ties equal social currency. Amidst events surrounding the 1992 trial of John Gotti, Thomas and Rose attempt to make their mark. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese. |Read More
Drama, New York, NY Director(s)

WAR CHILD

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: C. Karim Chrobog
  • Country: USA
Emmanuel Jal spent his childhood as a soldier in the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. Now this rising hip-hop star is using his music to raise awareness about his homeland's ongoing humanitarian crisis. |Read More
Documentary, Music

WARGAMES

  • Release Year: 1983
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Directed By: John Badham
  • Country: USA
At the forefront of popular computer hacking in the 1980s, WarGames takes on advances in national security and the vulnerabilities of new technology as the backdrop for a coming-of-age thriller starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. Almost 30 years after its release, John Badham and Lawrence Lasker's Oscar-nominated film speaks to contemporary concerns of modern-day network security, gaming technology, and hacking culture. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of the TFI Sloan Film Program, now in its 11th year. |Read More
Thriller, Science Fiction

WAR, INC.

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Joshua Seftel
  • Country: USA
A hit man is sent to a fictional war-torn Middle Eastern country where the United States is waging the first fully outsourced war. John Cusack who co-wrote and produced, Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, and Sir Ben Kingsley star in this biting satire. |Read More
Comedy