Ranging across a hundred years of cinema, and featuring more than 23,000 films, this guide is the undisputed bible for movie enthusiasts and trivia buffs everywhere. For more than two decades, film enthusiasts, trivia buffs, and ordinary movie watchers alike have consulted the pages of Halliwell's for the most comprehensive information available on their favorite films. Often imitated, but never bettered, this guide is packed with essential information, from the classics of the Silver Screen to the very latest blockbusters. It includes concise plot synopses for every film, casts and credits, critical evaluations and reviews, insider gossip and facts, quotes and dialogue, a quick-reference guide to the best films ever, an index of leading directors, Academy Award winners, and more. There are also easy-to-spot icons for family viewing; video, DVD, and soundtrack availability; and Oscar awards and nominations.