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Fox Searchlight Pictures

Works: 378 works in 1,382 publications in 3 languages and 147,973 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Sports films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Musical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Slumdog millionaire by Danny Boyle( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 3,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love
Juno by Jason Reitman( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 3,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juno MacGuff is sixteen years old. After a one-time sexual encounter with her best friend Paulie, she learns that she's pregnant. Juno and Paulie like each other, but not enough to start a family, complete with a child. Paulie leaves all the decisions about the baby to Juno. During her pregnancy, which she treats with care but detachment, her relationships develop
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Important note to educators: This Edited Version for educators has been altered from the original theatrical release and is not rated. To retain the integrity of the source material, this version contains violence, cruelty, strong language, and sexuality that may not be suitable for all student audiences. Fox Searchlight Pictures requests that educators follow the guidelines of their school district when presenting this film to students." -- on DVD cover
Bend it like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen year-old Jesminder's parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play soccer like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she's spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women's team
The descendants by Alexander Payne( Visual )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experience a bittersweet drama about a detached father's attempt to reconnect with his two daughters and their often-hilarious quest for the truth in this 'moving, enlightening, funny and unapologetically human' film."--Container
The last king of Scotland by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Amin's incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician and trusted confidant. What starts off as a fascinating job soon turns to horror as the doctor realizes what kind of man he really works for
Little Miss Sunshine by Jonathan Dayton( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dysfunctional family undertakes a road trip to California in order to allow their 7-year old daughter to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant
Black swan by Darren Aronofsky( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company. Her life, like most in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her mother Erica, a former ballerina who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: new dancer Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her
Napoleon Dynamite by Jared Hess( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon is a new kind of hero, complete with a tight red 'fro, sweet moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon spends his days drawing mythical beasts, duking it out with his older brother, Kip, and trying to avoid his scheming Uncle Rico. When two new friends enter Napolean's life - shy Deb and mustachioed Pedro - the trio launches a campaign to elect Pedro for class president and make the student body's wildest dreams come true. But if Pedro is to beat stuck-up Summer, Napoleon will have to unleash his own secret weapon
The secret life of bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Owens is a young girl who lives on the peach farm that her abusive father owns. Rosaleen is a black woman hired by Lily's father to be a stand in mother for Lilly. Rosaleen insults some of the biggest racists in their town. Lily and Rosaleen run away to a town Lily believes that her mother once lived in. They go to live with the three Boatwright sisters on their honey farm. She finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping
Crazy heart by Scott Cooper( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powerful story of a country music star's rocky road to redemption. Bad Blake is a boozy, broken-down singer who reaches for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the music. But will Bad's hard-livin' ways and crazy heart cost him his last chance at a comeback?
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune
Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hushpuppy [is] a tenacious six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community. When her tough but loving father Wink ... succumbs to a mysterious malady, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to save him. But Hushpuppy's quest is hindered by a "busted" universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts"--Container insert
127 Hours by Danny Boyle( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2003 Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker, fell and was trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. Mr. Ralston's ordeal was a struggle for survival and a profound existential crisis. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he is going is part of the point: real freedom means getting a clean break from civilization and the burdens of family, friends, and other responsibilities. Finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue, which forces him to ruminate about his family, his ex-girlfriend, and the hereafter. As a trained engineer and a skilled--albeit somewhat careless--outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a techincal problem. After struggling for more than five days, he makes an immanently logical decision about its solution
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Maggie Smith( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to 'outsource' their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways." -- Container
Antwone Fisher by Antwone Quenton Fisher( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antwone Fisher, 25, is a gentle, soft-spoken seaman in the Navy. Unless he feels he's been disrespected--which prompts furious, violent outbursts that put him on the brink of a dishonorable discharge. Ordered to see a psychiatrist, eventually the story of his childhood in a foster home, where he was both beaten and sexually abused, comes out. Dr. Davenport argues that Antwone needs to deal with his past, find his family, and attain closure. For Antwone, the journey proves agonizing and freeing, as he puts his past behind him and graduates into responsible manhood
Boys don't cry by Kimberly Peirce( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A transgendered youth starts living as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. He moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under his new identity. All goes well until his new friends discover his secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself
The wrestler by Darren Aronofsky( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back in the late '80s, Randy 'The Ram' Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, decades past his prime, he barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. He faces health problems that may end his wrestling career and is attempting to come to terms with his life outside the ring. He wants to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and begins a relationship with a stripper. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, 'The Ayatollah, ' which might just be his ticket back to stardom
Birdman, or, (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black comedy story of an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself
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Alternative Names
Fox Searchlight Pictures. Fox Atomic.


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