Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Samuel Goldwyn Films
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 2000
Founder Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
Headquarters New York, New York, USA
Key people
Peter Goldwyn, President
Products motion pictures
Owner Goldwyn Company

Samuel Goldwyn Films (formerly The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Samuel Goldwyn Entertainment) is an American film company which distributes independent and foreign films. It was founded by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., the son of the Hollywood business magnate/mogul, Samuel Goldwyn. The current incarnation is a successor to The Samuel Goldwyn Company.


After The Samuel Goldwyn Company was acquired by Orion Pictures Corporation in 1996 and by MGM in 1997, Samuel Goldwyn Jr. founded Samuel Goldwyn Films as an independent production/distribution studio. The younger Goldwyn now owns sole rights to the use of the name and signature logo as part of the settlement of his 1999 lawsuit against MGM, which changed its Goldwyn subsidiary's name to G2 Films.


This is a list of films distributed and/or produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The highest-grossing film to be produced by the company is Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, grossing $200–300 million worldwide.


Release date Title Notes
2000 Faithless
Better Than Sex
2001 The Experiment
Me Without You with Capitol Films
The Man from Elysian Fields
Little Secrets co-production with TriStar Pictures
Tortilla Soup
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie co-distributed with Destination Films in the US; produced in Japan by Sunrise Animation and Bones
2002 Sonny
He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not
Raising Victor Vargas
Poolhall Junkies
The Crime of Father Amaro
Anything But Love
The Code
2003 I Capture the Castle
All Your Difference
Japanese Story
Tokyo Godfathers produced by Madhouse
Kaena: The Prophecy
Mambo Italiano
The Boys & Girl from County Clare
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; co-production with 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, and Miramax Films
2004 What the Bleep Do We Know?
Walk on Water
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
Super Size Me co-production with Roadside Attractions
Ladies in Lavender
Saint Ralph
Lila Says
2005 The Squid and the Whale
Pretty Persuasion
Infiltrating D.E.B.S.
Lassie co-production with DreamWorks Classics; distributed by Roadside Attractions
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
MirrorMask co-production with Destination Films and The Jim Henson Company
Blind Dating
Boynton Beach Club
2006 Sleeping Dogs Lie
Facing the Giants co-production with Destination Films and Sherwood Pictures
Lonely Hearts
Conversations with God
Seraphim Falls co-production with Destination Films and Icon Productions
O Jerusalem
Goya's Ghosts
Amazing Grace co-production with 20th Century Fox
What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole
2007 2 Days in Paris
Southland Tales co-distribution with Destination Films
Rise: Blood Hunter
Roman de gare
Fugitive Pieces
This Is the Way the World Ends
2008 Fireproof co-production with Affirm Films and Sherwood Pictures
The Merry Gentleman
The Yellow Handkerchief
Dark Streets
2009 Brothers at War
American Violet
The Double Hour
To Save a Life
Blood: The Last Vampire
Cold Souls
U.N. Me


Release date Title Notes
2010 Mao's Last Dancer
Harry Brown
The Dead Sea
Legendary co-production with WWE Studios
Knucklehead co-production with WWE Studios
Welcome to the Rileys
2011 The Whistleblower
The Chaperone co-production with WWE Studios
That's What I Am co-production with WWE Studios
There Be Dragons
The Reunion
The Island President
Assassination Games
Inside Out co-production with WWE Studios
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
2012 Detention US theatrical only; co-production with Detention Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
October Baby co-production with American Family Studios and Provident Films
Cowgirls 'n Angels
The First Time
Robot & Frank co-production with Stage 6 Films
2013 Home Run
Goodbye World co-production with Stage 6 Films
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty co-production with 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, and Red Hour Productions
2014 The Last of Robin Hood
Better Living Through Chemistry
Left Behind co-production with Freestyle Releasing and Cloud Ten Pictures; nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture
Ivory Tower co-production with Paramount Pictures and Participant Media
Saving Christmas Winner of the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture
2015 Faith of Our Fathers co-production with Pure Flix Entertainment
Yakuza Apocalypse
Lila & Eve
90 Minutes in Heaven
2016 Hyena Road U.S. distribution

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  1. ^ Warner Bros. through New Line Cinema is handling the production for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Samuel Goldwyn Films and Red Hour Films, while 20th Century Fox will release the film.
  2. ^ Samuel Goldwyn Films handled the US theatrical release of Detention, while Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions handled the worldwide release and the US DVD & Blu-ray release.


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