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Fox Searchlight Pictures

Overview
Works: 338 works in 1,260 publications in 3 languages and 140,235 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Biographical films  Comedy films  Sports films  Biography  Romance films  Musical films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Slumdog millionaire by Danny Boyle ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 3,060 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 2,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juno MacGuff is sixteen years-old who after a one-time sexual encounter with her best friend Paulie, 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. Initially she decides to have an abortion, but can't go through with it. So she decides to have the baby and give it up for adoption. The next step is to find prospective parents for the yet unborn child. In the Pennysaver ad section, Juno finds Mark and Vanessa Loring, a yuppie couple living in the suburbs. Juno likes the Lorings and of her own choosing, she enters into a closed adoption contract with the Lorings. During the second and third trimesters of Juno's pregnancy, which she treats with care but detachment, her relationships with her family, with Paulie, and with the Lorings develop
Bend it like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,685 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
Sideways by Alexander Payne ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 2,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack and Miles were college roommates, and despite their differences, they have been friends ever since. Jack is an actor, whose career high point is a stint as a soap opera regular. English teacher and oenophile Miles would much rather be a published novelist. Jack is about to get married, so depressed, divorced Miles suggests they hit the road for a week-long bachelor party amidst the rolling hillsides and gorgeous sunsets of wine country near Santa Barbara. A little golf, a lot of wine, how could it possibly go sideways?
Little Miss Sunshine by Jonathan Dayton ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,501 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
12 years a slave by Steve McQueen ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope
The last king of Scotland by Forest Whitaker ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland, seeking a change he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impoverished locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician
The descendants by Alexander Payne ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,480 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
Black swan by Darren Aronofsky ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,436 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 Jon Heder ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,336 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 2,310 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 Lily. When Rosaleen and Lily walk into town they are approached by some white men. Rosaleen insults these racists by standing up for her rights. The angry men give her a beating and she ends up in the hospital. Lily's father rescues Lily but not Rosaleen so Lily talks Rosaleen into running away. They end up in a town that Lily believes her mother once lived in. They go to live with the three Boatwright sisters on their honey farm, and there Lily finds solace in the mesmerizing world of beekeeping
Crazy heart by Scott Cooper ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walk the line: "A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins."--IMDB
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by Michael Hoffman ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,237 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
127 hours ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,204 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. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he was going and finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue. As a trained engineer and a skilled, albeit somewhat careless, outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a technical problem
Beasts of the southern wild ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,181 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
The best exotic Marigold Hotel by Maggie Smith ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,086 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 )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,011 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 )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,959 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 )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,923 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
The full monty by Peter Cattaneo ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six unemployed men, inspired by a touring group of male strippers, decide they can make a small fortune by putting on a striptease show of their own with one small difference. They intend to go the "full monty" and strip completely naked. A hilarious, heartfelt comedy in which six friends discover the inner strength to overcome the problems in their personal lives
 
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Alternative Names
Fox Searchlight Pictures. Fox Atomic.
Languages
English (269)
Spanish (2)
Italian (1)