Prescribed Text List - QLD Literature

by RemyVert | created - 01 Aug 2018 | updated - 01 Aug 2018 | Public

Literature 2019–2021

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1. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 168,087 | Gross: $22.25M

2. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 539,182 | Gross: $100.55M

3. Beneath Clouds (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Lena is the daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn is a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no transport.

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors, Terry Dahlstron

Votes: 905

4. Cardinal (2017– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Cardinal struggles to right past wrongs that could derail his investigation and end his career, as the case grows more violent and twisted, and the clock ticks down on the killer's next victim.

Stars: Billy Campbell, Karine Vanasse, Glen Gould, James Downing

Votes: 5,019

5. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 373,017 | Gross: $1.59M

6. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

97 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 425,081 | Gross: $0.28M

7. Elementary (2012–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

Votes: 96,773

8. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 266,527 | Gross: $12.34M

9. Glitch (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Six people return from the dead with no memory and attempt to unveil what brought them to the grave in the first place.

Stars: Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Sean Keenan, Hannah Monson

Votes: 12,321

10. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

83 Metascore

In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 289,918 | Gross: $73.86M

11. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 8,743

12. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery

81 Metascore

During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse

Votes: 31,179 | Gross: $0.23M

13. Radiance (1998)

83 min | Drama

With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Deborah Mailman, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Rachael Maza, Russell Kiefel

Votes: 305

14. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao

Votes: 27,154 | Gross: $2.60M

15. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 181,502 | Gross: $7.27M

16. Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Hamilton Morris, Shanika Cole, Ewen Leslie, Sam Neill

Votes: 6,164 | Gross: $0.10M

17. Le Bureau des Légendes (2015– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama

After six years of undercover work in Syria, French intelligence officer Malotru returns home, where he struggles to forget his undercover identity, train a young recruit, and investigate when a colleague disappears in Algeria.

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Florence Loiret Caille, Sara Giraudeau, Jules Sagot

Votes: 4,482

18. The Daughter (2015)

96 min | Drama

62 Metascore

The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.

Director: Simon Stone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Nicholas Hope, Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie

Votes: 4,102 | Gross: $0.03M

19. The Gods of Wheat Street (2013–2014)

57 min | Drama

Head of the family before his time, Odin Freeburn is being pulled in all directions. Can he let go of his past in time to save the future?

Stars: Kelton Pell, Lisa Flanagan, Shari Sebbens, Bruce R. Carter

Votes: 139

20. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Western

80 Metascore

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 291,294 | Gross: $171.24M

21. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 16,790 | Gross: $1.35M

22. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 566,513 | Gross: $202.36M



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