Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory. They establish a settlement outside of Portland and as winter nears, it is necessary for McLyntock and Cole to rescue and deliver food and supplies being held in Portland by corrupt officials. On the trip back to the settlement, up river and over a mountain, Cole engineers a mutiny to divert the supplies to a gold mining camp for a handsome profit.
Fimpen / The Butt (1974) Bo Widerberg, Johan Bergman, Monica Zetterlund, Magnus Härenstam, Sport, Drama, Adventure
Six year old Johan, a.k.a. Fimpen, loves football. One day his talents are discovered. It doesn’t take long before Fimpen gets to travel around with the national team. Fimpen becomes an idol and media wants a piece of him all the time. It gets hard to catch up in school.
Hong kil dong / The Avenger with a Flute (1986) Kil-in Kim, Chang Son Hui, Gwon Ri, Riyonun Ri, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Due to the strict Korean Confucian laws, Hong, born an illegitimate child, is not accepted by his father and family. The legitimate wife (in the original novel, it seems to be his father himself for religious reasons) pays bandits to kill him but fails. He and his mother are saved by a Kung-Fu master who then starts teaching him…
Captain Blood (1935) Michael Curtiz, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Action, Adventure
Arrested during the Monmouth Rebellion and falsely convicted of treason, Dr. Peter Blood is banished to the West Indies and sold into slavery. In Port Royal, Jamaica the Governor’s daughter Arabella Bishop buys him for £10 to spite her uncle, Col. Bishop who owns a major plantation. Life is hard for the men and for Blood as well. By chance he treats the Governor’s gout and is soon part of the medical service. He dreams of freedom and when the opportunity strikes, he and his friends rebel taking over a Spanish ship that has attacked the city. Soon, they are the most feared pirates on the seas, men without a country attacking all ships. When Arabella is prisoner, Blood decides to return her to Port Royal only to find that it is under the control of England’s new enemy, France. All of them must decide if they are to fight for their new King.
Captains Courageous (1937) Victor Fleming, Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Adventure, Drama, Family
Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns. Fortunately he’s picked up by a fishing boat just heading out for the season. He tries to bribe the crew into returning early to collect a reward but none of them believe him. Stranded on the boat he must adapt to the ways of the fishermen and learn more about the real world.
Taiheiyô hitoribocchi / Alone Across the Pacific (1963) Kon Ichikawa, Yûjirô Ishihara, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Adventure
Kenichi Horie is determined to challenge his family, the law and the nature crossing the Pacific to America in a small sailboat. Despite his careful planning many unforeseen events will test his determination.
An expert African guide, Ken Duffield, thirsts for revenge against the leader of a gang of rebellious Mau Maus who killed his family while he was away. His license revoked for his own good, Duffield is hired anyway by a wealthy hunter, Sir Vincent Brampton, who is used to getting his own way and knows how to pull the right strings. Joining them on the hunt for a notorious lion is Sir Vincent’s fiancée, Linda Latham, who used to be a showgirl but is now intent on bagging bigger game.
Turkish Star Wars / Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (1982) Çetin Inanç, Cüneyt Arkin, Aytekin Akkaya, Füsun Uçar, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two space cadets crash-land on a desert planet, where an evil wizard seeks the ultimate power to take over the world. Although the movie borrows some background footage from Star Wars, the plot is mostly unrelated.
In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family–Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean–are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling and a race horse will all have a part in the final decision.