Hugo. Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret & directed by Martin Scorsese. This was a fantastic movie that really took you on a magic carpet ride.
THE PIANO (2002) | Roman Polanski | the director's finest achievement, and elevates Adrien Brody (Oscar win for Best Actor 2002) to eminence in his representation of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew who survived the Nazi occupation of Warsaw.